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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 had a vineyard 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 known as Gallop House. In 1897 his family had built at 160 High St 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 St in Hilton named after him.

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

The Dalkeith house known as Gallop House is at 27 Birdwood Parade.

Erickson full entry for—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 Emi1y 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. 1808) 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) was a shepherd & employed a Parkhurst boy 1848. Bankrupt 1849. Dep. for S.A. 8.7.1852 per Louisa.

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.


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