A wonderful lady from the Kaniva District Historical Society had found quite a few bits and pieces including death notice and an application for land. This extra information has inspired me to write the little I know about Jacob Golding.
He was born in 1940 in Oakington, Cambridge, England, the seventh child of Edward Golding (1806-1873) and Maria Gee (1801-1892). In 1852 the family along with some of Jacob's Aunts, Uncles and cousins made the decision to immigrate to Adelaide, South Australia. Twenty members of the family left from Plymouth on the 30th April 1852 on the Epamidonas arriving in Adelaide on the 2 August 1852. The family settled in the Strathalbyn district of South Australia.
At the age of 17 He married Rebecca Anne Taylor, who had immigrated from Ireland in the late 1850's. They lived and farmed in the Strathalbyn and Narracoorte Districts for a number of years. Time were difficult, and the farming life was hard. In one year all his crops were destroyed by fire and then two years later ruined by floods.*
|Jacob Golding Land Application|
|Wheat farming in Kaniva District|
|Jacob Golding - death Certificate|