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John AIKEN

John AIKEN

Male Abt 1770 - 1845  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name John AIKEN 
    Born Abt 1770  Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1796  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1845 
    Living Abt 1875  Field of Mars, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sourced from the Heritage Website - Heritage Farm.

      Australian Pioneer Village.

      # B18. Aikin Hut ( portrait of Wm. Jnr. in situ )


      This was the last slab hut remaining in West Pennant Hills when it was moved to the village. It had originally been built by William Aikin to the north of present day Aikin Road in 1875. The Aiken family descended from West-Indian John Aiken who had arrived in 1796, a free man who was a carpenter by trade. He rented a farm near Parramatta and applied for a grant in 1820, which resulted the following year in 30 acres in the Field of Mars being given to him, registered in 1831. He, his wife and children settled in West Pennant Hills as we now know the area, where John built a slab hut. His son William, was killed in an accident in 1869, and William Jnr and brother Charles stayed on the farm with their mother and William married Elizabeth Bowerman, a local girl, in 1875, he built a slab hut on an acre of his mothers land and mainly worked on orchards in the district. He died in 1933.

      The area on which John's house was built was known as "Dixieland" a local reference to the Aiken's, both John and probably his wife Frances being coloured, probably from the West Indies and "Dixie Lane" is now Aiken Road.


      (1) G. Millhouse, the Settlers of West Pennant Hills Valley 1799 Onwards, Hills District Society, 1987, pp 33-40.
    John Aiken's slab hut
    John Aiken's slab hut
    William's Hut housed at the Australiana Pioneer Village, Rose Street, Wilberforce NSW. Note: After many years Australiana Pioneer Village re-opened on Australia Day 2011, to the delight and enthusiasm of the over 5,000 people who attended. ( by Lesley George 30/01/2011 )
    Person ID I28737  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2012 

    Children 
     1. John Edward AIKEN,   Born:  1813, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1883, Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F9127  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1770 - Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1796 - Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - Abt 1875 - Field of Mars, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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