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James Gallop

James Gallop (1811-1880) arrived 6 October 1829 aboard the Lotus, with his brothers Richard and Edward, all from a Thakeham, West Sussex workhouse. He and Richard were successful in growing vegetables and grapevines. A Gallop (Charles?) had a vineyard (1879-1885? Erickson) where the Leeuwin Barracks is now (until the land is sold). James in the 1870s bought Adam Armstrong's farm containing Dalkeith Cottage (the Armstrong family having named the locality after their place of origin in Scotland) and built a two-storey house (now at 27 Birdwood Parade) now known as Gallop House. In 1897 his family had built at 160 High Street a residence called Dalkeith House. In 1904 they had built the King's Theatre, which was also known as the Dalkeith Opera House, at 52-62 South Terrace. James was the great-great-grandfather of former WA Premier Geoff Gallop. Gallop Street in Hilton named after him.

Where Leeuwin now stands was Gallop's Orchard, mainly grapes. Lewis: 33.

James Gallop and brothers Richard and Edward (from Erickson)

James GALLOP, b. 7.6.1811, d. 20.1.1880 (E.Perth), son of Thomas of Sullington. Sussex, arr. 6.10.1829 per Lotus with brothers Richard & Edward, m. 19.10.1843 Elizabeth SPENCER b. 1824 d. 22.11.1872 (Dalkeith, buried E. Perth), she arr. 5.8.1829 per Calista. Chd. Sarah b. 1844 d. 1905, James b. 1845 d. 1928. Ann b. 1847 d. 1848, Charles b. 1849 d. 1919. Ann b. 1852, Edward b. 1854 d. 1878 of sunstroke at De Grey Station, Caroline Ellen b. 1855 d. 1856, Elizabeth Emily b. 1857 d. 1931, John Richard b. 1860 d. 1880, George Frederick b. 1862 d. 1948, Mary Jane b. 1863 d. 1864, Jane b. 1865 d. 1955. Leased Crawley Pk. 20.4.1838, then "Dalkeith" which he bought 1841 & established fruit & vegetable gardens supplying Perth & Frem. Qualified as Juror 1860 with £150 real estate. Employed 16 T/L men 1851- 1878.

Richard GALLOP, b. 9.9.1808, arr. 6.10.1829 per Lotus with brothers Edward & James, m. 11.1842 Mary Margaret DREW b. 1814, she arr. 15.10.1841 per Ganges. Chd. Richard b. 1843 d. 1899, Mary b. 1846 d. 1877, Anne b. 1848, Thomas b. 1851, John b. 1854 d. 1890, WaIter Edward Joseph b. 1857. Owned Perth Town Lots 1855. Market Gardener
1862. Member Perth Horticultural Soc. 1875. Qualified as Juror 1860 with £150 real estate. Fremantle Fruiterer 1873.

Edward GALLOP, b. 1814. arr. 6.10.1829 with brothers James & Richard (Latour's settlers), m. 24.6.1837 (Guildford) Ellen KELLY, widow of Thomas Kelly, b. 1801 (England) d. 25.8.1881 (York), she arr. 1830 per Nancy. Shepherd & employed a Parkhurst boy 1848. Bankrupt 1849. Dep. for S.A. 8.7.1852 per Louisa. His wife went to live at York with her dtr. Mrs John Lott (nee Relly) having transferred the Kelly Frem. Town Lot to her son William Ke1ly. Illit, wife also.

Sons of James Gallop

Charles GALLOP, b. 10.1.1849 (W.A.), d. 1919/20, Son of James & Elizabeth (nee Spencer), m. 1.7.1885 (Frem C/E) Jane WOODS b. 21.7.1856 (Frem). 2nd dtr. of George & Sarah (nee Willis). Chd. Charles C. Victor b. 1886 d. 1947, Harold W. b. 1887 d. 1950, Douglas E. b. 1889 d. 1945. George B. 1892. Vigneron, farmer, on a lease at East Fremantle. Three quarter owner of Clarence Packet (brigantine) 1878. He was bankrupted & dispossessed in 1880. Set up in business at Perth as fruiterer in Hay St. (1885-9 Alm). His wife was an ardent church worker. Member of St. Peters Ladies' Guild. C/E.

George Frederick GALLOP, b. 2.6.1862, d. 3.2.1948, son of James & Elizabeth (nee Spencer), m. 1st 29.9.1886 Susannah RANFORD b. 15.2.1857, m. 2nd c.1909 Emily Maud RANFORD b. 1861 d. 22.9.1944 dtrs. of Benjamin Bristow & Sarah Ann (nee Summerland). Chd. Maude Muriel, Ernest Bristow b. c. 1887 d. 1898, Edward b. c. 1890 d. 1962, Kathleen Louis. b. c. 1895 d. 1937, Evelyn Jean b. c. 1901 d. 13.10.1939. Chd. by 2nd wife Norman Frederick b. 27.6.1910. Fremantle. Shipping agent & investor, purchased business of James Lilley & Co. Later in Civil Service Col.-Sec. Office. Lands & Group Settlements Dept. Residence Beach Street. Visited Melbourne dep. 20.10.1887 per Franklin. Educ. Humble's Academy. Liberal. CE.

References and Links

Gallop family letters, reproduced in Fremantle, the newsletter of the Fremantle Society, Vol 2 No 3 1974Vol 2 No 4 1974.

Erickson, Rica 1987, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, UWAP.

Lewis, Edward 2004, 'Wharf rats', in Karen Lang & Jan Newman, Wharf Rats and Other Stories: 100 Years of Growing up in Fremantle, Fremantle Primary School: 33.

Williams, A.E. 1984, Nedlands: From Campsite to City, City of Nedlands: 27-34, 51-57, Appendix B: 290-2.

Government site for Gallop House, Dalkeith.

Heritage Council page for Gallop House.


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