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James Fenton , by Thad. Leavitt, He was educated at a Protestant boarding school near the Vale of Avoca. In his father decided to migrate to Van Diemen's Land, probably because of a favourable report from his cousin, Michael Fenton ; the family sailed from Liverpool in the Othello but in the Bay of Biscay the father died and was buried at sea. The ship arrived at Hobart Town in February James was sent to a boarding school near Hobart, and his mother moved with the rest of the family to Swansea where she had bought land from a son of George Meredith.

There she built a home and lived until her death. The property was then taken over by Edward Carr Shaw who had married her daughter Anne. Shaw had come from Ireland in and was an uncle of George Bernard Shaw. The eldest sister, Elizabeth, had married George Hall who had taken up land on the north coast near Port Sorell. James visited his brother-in-law and became interested in the district.

In Fenton went to this area on the Forth River where he had bought a thousand acres ha from the government. He was the only settler in the district and the nearest post office was at Westbury fifty miles 80 km away. He built a hut and made a canoe to cross the river but his greatest problem was the timber. At the Forth estuary, for the first time in Australia, he applied the technique of ringbarking for clearing forest land.

The undergrowth was cut down and burned and, when the ringbarked trees died, grass and crops could be grown among them. In he married Helena Mary, sister of Thomas Monds ; they had one son and three daughters. In James ed the exodus to the goldfields of Victoria; leaving his family in Launceston he crossed to Port Phillip. On the Yarra he saw a city of canvas from which the male population had gone to the goldfields, and asked himself—'when they come back with gold where will they live?

He returned home, engaged men to fell and split the trees, and soon sold half a million palings to Melbourne builders. With the profits he acquired more land at the Forth, Leven and Don Rivers; his first object in acquiring this country was to exploit it for timber. Tracks for bullock wagons had been cut by his axemen, some of whom became his tenants on small areas which they gradually cleared. His wife died in and he died on 24 June The beautiful farm lands carved out of the north-coast forests are his best monument. His son, Charles Benjamin Monds, built a store at the Forth in and later farmed on the headland at Table Cape where as a guide to mariners he kept a large lantern burning each night and was later instrumental in having a lighthouse erected.

In he had married Rebecca Ditcham; they had eight children, many of whose descendants live in the districts pioneered by their ancestor. View the front s for Volume 4. Fenton, James — by F. Green This article was published: in the Australian Dictionary of Biography , Volume 4 , online in Select Bibliography Examiner Launceston , 25 June Citation details F.

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