James Winchester Stott

James Winchester Stott
b: 27 APR 1830
d: 24 MAR 1907
James Winchester died at the age of 76yrs at Stepney Sth Aus. and was a well known identity in the area having a successful blacksmithing business.
Mr. James W. Stott, who was the inventor of 'the first successfully tried stump jump plough in South Australia," died at Stepney on Sunday afternoon, after an illness extending over five weeks. Born at Aberdeen, Scotland, on April 17, 1830, he arrived in Victoria in 1851. He spent a few months on the goldfields, and then went to Geelong, where he pursued his trade of a blacksmith until 1855, when he removed to South Australia. On the arrival of his father, for whom he had sent to Scotland, he and his father began black- smithing on the Glen Osmond road. Shortly afterward, however, they decided to go upon the land. They secured property at Templars, but as it was insufficient for both of them, Mr. Stott obtained employment at the late Mr. James Martin's works at Gawler. A few years later he again tried farming, this time at Reeve's Plain, but, owing to the red rust, disaster overtook him in 1869, and he resumed work with Mr. Martin. The following year, however, he opened business on his own account atAlma, where he remained until 1889. During that period he was eminently successful and served on the council at Alma as a councillor. He invented his stump jump plough in 1877. and his strippers won renown in the field trials. In conjunction with the late Mr. G. Marshall he won the prize offered by the Government for the best stripper and cleaner combined. A bush cutter, invented by himself and Mr. Flintoff, proved a serviceable contrivance, and his grubbing machine won numerous medals and awards as did his double furrow plough. His stump jump plough implements gained a large number of prizes in South Australia and the other States,
at Calcutta, and at the Indian and Colonial Exhibition in London. In 1889 Mr. Stott, with his son James, started a foundry at Booleroo, but he disposed of it in 1894 and came to the metropolis. Subsequently he joined the firm of J. Willcocks and T. H. Stott, Magill road. While at Alma he was a member of the district council, and an ardent supporter of the cricket club. He was a Freemason, and for many years belonged to the Gawler branch of the Manchester Unity Lodge of Oddfellows. He married twice, andis survived by his widow, a son and two daughters by the first wife ' Mr. J. Stott (of Brinkworth), Mrs. S. Eyre (of Georgetown), and Mrs. A. Millar (of Hopetoun, Victoria) ; a son and two daughters by his second wife Mr. T. H. Stott' (of the presentfirm), Mrs. C. Fuller (of Willowie). and Mrs. F. W. Hanley (of Pingully, Western Australia): 29 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
The Register (Adelaide) 25th march 1907 p.5
South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Friday 11 October 1878 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER p 1 Article
The second trial of grubbing-machines in competition for the prizes voted by Parliament for the encouragement of the invention of implements of this kind took place on Thursday, October 10, under the auspices of the Royal Agricultural Society upon a section belonging to Mr. H. Good, of Alma Plains, called the Boundary Farm, in the Barabba Scrub. The former trial took place near Gawler amongst peppermint scrub, and was not considered to be altogether satisfactory, hence the present competition. The weather was extremely rough, cold, and wet, and the energies of the men engaged in working the various machines seemed to be rather damped in consequence. This was not however the case with three professional hand grubbers, who entered into competition with the machines with the avowed determination to prove that human bone and muscle were superior to machinery. The cold weather seemed to spur them on to extra exertion, and they actually beat the machines by 'chalks.' The mallee operated upon was of a rather light character, and the soil being very sandy and lose the powerful machinery brought to bear upon the work seemed rather disproportioned, and in a great many instances the first strain put upon the leverage only resulted in breaking off the tree, leaving the roots in the ground to be brought up by subsequent trials. This of course greatly lengthened the time taken in clearing the allotted space, which by the regulations was intended to comprise a circle described by a chain 23 yards long- that is, two chains across ; but most if not all of the competitors, understood it to mean a circle only 22 yards in diameter. This may perhaps account for the easy manner in which some of them set to work. The men were started by the firing of a gun at 11 o'clock, and the finish was announced in the same manner at 8 o'clock, at which time none of them had cleared the two chain circle. The Judges appointed were Messrs. T. Atkinson, M.P., Andrew Jones, J. Cobbledick, and W. Coker; and the Committee on the ground consisted of Messrs. W. Ferguson and C. J. Coates.

No. 7. J. W. Stott, Alma- A machine on the patent capstan principle, with double cog wheels, requiring three men to work it; very quick in action. Price, 21.
  • 27 APR 1830 - Birth - ; Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • 27 APR 1830 - Baptism - ; Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 24 MAR 1907 - Death - ; Stepney Sth. Aus.
James Stott
26 JUN 1773 - 1857
James Stott
11 JUN 1803 - 27 DEC 1895
Elspet Rodger
1780 - 1829
James Winchester Stott
27 APR 1830 - 24 MAR 1907
Elspeth Ross
1805 - 1839
Mary Kilgour
1780 - 1864
Descendancy Chart
James Winchester Stott b: 27 APR 1830 d: 24 MAR 1907
Agnes Baird b: 5 SEP 1820 d: 30 JUN 1860
Isabella Margaret Stott b: 23 AUG 1856 d: 15 MAY 1939
Henry Sydney Stratford Eyre b: 28 JUL 1858 d: 17 AUG 1919
Ernest James Stratford Eyre b: 3 NOV 1882 d: 7 SEP 1948
Millie Michell b: 1883 d: 22 MAY 1947
Sydney Charles Herbert Eyre b: 24 JUL 1884 d: 11 SEP 1959
Elizabeth Ann Denham b: 1886 d: 27 NOV 1958
Coral Isabella Margaret Eyre b: 1911 d: 1974
Sidney Bart Eyre b: 1913 d: 1973
Natalia M E Eyre b: 1925 d: 2003
Percival Herbert George Eyre b: 8 DEC 1886 d: 5 JUL 1947
Louisa Jane Gale b: 14 JAN 1886 d: 19 DEC 1963
Ray Eyre b: 5 JUL 1888
Nellie Hannah James b: 1888 d: 26 MAY 1915
Evelyn Druscilla Blomquist b: 1890 d: 14 JUN 1951
Leslie Francis Robert Eyre b: 26 MAY 1891 d: 30 MAR 1918
Annie Flora Sunbeam Eyre b: 11 AUG 1898 d: 12 SEP 1899
Christina Stott b: 19 AUG 1858 d: 17 FEB 1941
Arthur Edwin Hill Millar b: 1859 d: 27 SEP 1926
Rupert Millar b: 7 FEB 1891
Robert Bold Millar b: 27 JUL 1893 d: 14 AUG 1893
Muriel Pearl Millar b: 15 APR 1895 d: 1933
Adam William Millar b: 26 JUL 1888 d: 1947
Arthur Edwin Millar b: 12 JAN 1885 d: 29 SEP 1964
Ida Dally b: 1890
Elva Rita Perry b: 29 JUL 1893
Sydney James Winchester Millar b: 24 MAY 1882 d: 1 OCT 1962
Selena Helen Granger b: 11 MAY 1879 d: 1919
Arthur Edwin Hill Millar b: 10 SEP 1909 d: 29 AUG 1982
Fanny Emily Millar b: 18 SEP 1880
Harry Bates b: 1900
Agnes Millar b: 13 APR 1894 d: 14 AUG 1893
Edith Jessie Millar b: 9 MAR 1899 d: 15 FEB 1901
Agnes Millar b: 1893 d: 1894
James Stott b: 15 JUL 1854 d: 22 AUG 1938
Margaret Watson McGregor b: 20 SEP 1852 d: 21 JUL 1934
Maggie Anne Stott b: 30 SEP 1889 d: 12 AUG 1962
Frederick William Tornquist b: 4 APR 1886 d: 12 JUL 1962
William McGregor Stott b: 25 JUL 1886 d: 2 APR 1965
Rose May Harris b: 1886 d: 26 SEP 1948
John Stott b: 3 JAN 1884 d: 28 AUG 1943
Edith Mabel May Tilbrook b: 4 MAY 1884 d: 16 DEC 1943
James Winchester Stott b: 29 MAY 1881 d: 11 AUG 1897
Edith Jane Stott b: 29 DEC 1879 d: 25 APR 1965
Richard Ellis Bowering b: 22 DEC 1870 d: 27 AUG 1946
William Stott Bowering b: 4 SEP 1917 d: 12 AUG 1992
George Winchester Stott b: 29 JUL 1878 d: 15 JUN 1959
Lillie May Pinnington b: 23 SEP 1878 d: 1 MAR 1951
William Henry Stott b: 18 MAY 1913 d: 20 JUL 2000
Mavis Paige b: 1913 d: 2006
Lilly May Stott b: 3 APR 1909 d: 19 SEP 1969
Margaret Joan McGregor Stott b: 2 OCT 1907 d: 22 SEP 1962
Roy Neil Griffith b: 2 MAR 1902 d: 16 JAN 1967
James Winchester Stott b: 1901 d: 26 JUL 1964
Dorothea May Maggs b: 9 NOV 1905 d: 24 MAR 1991
Edna May Bradfield b: 21 NOV 1907 d: 1934
Albert Stott b: 1934 d: 1934
Elsie Aurelia Mary Stott b: 22 APR 1877 d: 25 JUL 1951
Alfred Bastian b: 29 OCT 1874 d: 23 JUN 1955
Anne Hutchins b: 1846 d: 21 JUN 1918
Thomas Henry Stott b: 6 DEC 1867 d: 15 JUN 1955
Mary Ann Brown Nee Tarrant b: 1867 d: 25 APR 1941
Ellen Mannum Rose Watkins b: 4 AUG 1877 d: 1920
George Stott b: 1889
Agnes Crosby b: 1890
Thomas Cleve Stott b: 6 JUN 1899 d: 21 OCT 1976
Nell May Stott b: 22 JAN 1902 d: 1 FEB 1902
Nell Stott b: 13 MAY 1903
Annie Elizabeth Stott b: 30 DEC 1896
Edith Stott b: 27 AUG 1870 d: 18 MAR 1957
Clarence Fuller b: 26 JAN 1867 d: 21 JUL 1933
Douglas Clarence Fuller b: 4 MAY 1909 d: 2007
Rex Douglas Fuller b: 6 MAY 1941 d: 5 DEC 2012
Tasma Olive Fuller b: 23 OCT 1906 d: 31 JUL 1973
Noel Breynard b: 1900 d: 3 DEC 1968
Reginald Player Fuller b: 18 MAR 1905 d: 27 APR 1933
Winifred Blewett b: 1906
Elizabeth Agnes Fuller b: 22 OCT 1902 d: 16 JUN 1975
William Cole b: 1896
Murray George Fuller b: 29 NOV 1900 d: 26 OCT 1905
Clem Winchester Fuller b: 24 JUL 1896 d: 12 AUG 1975
Mary Hutchins Fuller b: 6 FEB 1895 d: 31 JUL 1991
Irvin Hanson Begg b: 2 DEC 1894 d: 1961
Doris Edith Fuller b: 25 JAN 1893 d: 31 AUG 1987
William White b: 20 MAY 1899
Agnes Hutchison Stott b: 28 SEP 1873
Elizabeth Stott b: 23 APR 1866 d: 4 JUN 1895
John Willcocks b: 1858
Ethel May Willcocks b: 12 JUL 1884 d: 25 OCT 1971
Harold John Willcocks b: 13 JAN 1887 d: 7 FEB 1953
Maud Ellen Thomas b: 1988 d: 19 APR 1939
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Stott
Birth11 JUN 1803Aberdeenshire; Footdee; Scotland
Death27 DEC 1895 New Glenelg; Sth Australia
Marriage23 JUN 1827to Elspeth Ross at Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland
Marriage8 FEB 1840to Isabella Dawson at Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland
FatherJames Stott
MotherElspet Rodger
PARENT (F) Elspeth Ross
Marriage23 JUN 1827to James Stott at Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland
FatherGeorge George Ross
MotherMary Kilgour
MJames Winchester Stott
Birth27 APR 1830Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death24 MAR 1907Stepney Sth. Aus.
Marriage18 SEP 1853to Agnes Baird at Yarra St; Geelong; Victoria
Marriage3 JUL 1865to Anne Hutchins at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Adelaide, South Australia
FChristian Ann Winchester Stott
Birth5 OCT 1832Aberdeenshire; Gilcomston; Scotland
Death1913Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
Marriageto Robert Cormie
Marriage14 MAY 1863to Henry Riches at Lyndoch Valley, South Australia
MGeorge Stott
Birth1830Old Machar; Aberdeenshire; Scotland
Death27 OCT 1900Fetterangus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Marriageto Jane Turnbull
FElspeth Stott
Birth1837Old Machar Aberdeenshire; Scotland
Death3 JAN 1919Kyneton, Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia
Marriageto Stuart Murray
MWilliam Stott
Birth15 OCT 1834ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire Scotland
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) James Winchester Stott
Birth27 APR 1830Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death24 MAR 1907 Stepney Sth. Aus.
Marriage18 SEP 1853to Agnes Baird at Yarra St; Geelong; Victoria
Marriage3 JUL 1865to Anne Hutchins at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Adelaide, South Australia
FatherJames Stott
MotherElspeth Ross
PARENT (F) Agnes Baird
Birth5 SEP 1820Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death30 JUN 1860 Nr. Templars Sth. Aus.
Marriage18 SEP 1853to James Winchester Stott at Yarra St; Geelong; Victoria
FatherAlexander Baird
MotherJanet Turnbull
FIsabella Margaret Stott
Birth23 AUG 1856Australia
Death15 MAY 1939Snowtown, South Australia
Marriage5 MAY 1881to Henry Sydney Stratford Eyre at Residence of Mrs Stott at Alma South Australia
FChristina Stott
Birth19 AUG 1858Nr Templers Sth Australia
Death17 FEB 1941Nedlands, Western Australia
Marriage10 JUN 1880to Arthur Edwin Hill Millar at Baptist Manse, Gawler, South Australia
MJames Stott
Birth15 JUL 1854Geelong Municipality, Victoria, Australia
Death22 AUG 1938Brinkworth, Wakefield, South Australia, Australia
Marriage5 DEC 1875to Margaret Watson McGregor at Res. JW Stott Alma
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) James Winchester Stott
Birth27 APR 1830Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death24 MAR 1907 Stepney Sth. Aus.
Marriage18 SEP 1853to Agnes Baird at Yarra St; Geelong; Victoria
Marriage3 JUL 1865to Anne Hutchins at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Adelaide, South Australia
FatherJames Stott
MotherElspeth Ross
PARENT (F) Anne Hutchins
Death21 JUN 1918 Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
Marriage3 JUL 1865to James Winchester Stott at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Adelaide, South Australia
FatherJohn Hutchins
MThomas Henry Stott
Birth6 DEC 1867Reeves Plain, South Australia
Death15 JUN 1955Meningie, The Coorong, South Australia, Australia
Marriage30 MAR 1921to Mary Ann Brown Nee Tarrant at Residence of Reuben John Bishop, Heyward Park, South Australia
Marriage24 JUN 1894to Ellen Mannum Rose Watkins at Res. of Mr & Mrs Watkins, LOBETHAL, South Australia
FEdith Stott
Birth27 AUG 1870Alma Plains, South Australia
Death18 MAR 1957Glenelg Sth Australia
Marriage29 JUN 1892to Clarence Fuller at Res JW Stott, Booleroo Centre, South Australia
FAgnes Hutchison Stott
Birth28 SEP 1873Mudla Wirra, Sth Australia
FElizabeth Stott
Birth23 APR 1866Gawler, South Australia, Australia
Death4 JUN 1895Stepney, Sth. Aus.
Marriage28 NOV 1883to John Willcocks at Residence of James W Stott Alma, South Australia
Picture Gallery

The Stott Family: Adelaide, South Australia