First Fleeter James Squire died 16 May 1822 at Kissing Point, buried Devonshire Street Cemetery – Altar Tomb, which today is at the Botany Pioneer Park
In Sacred Respect
to the Remains of
MR. JAMES SQUIRE,
late of Kissing Point,
who departed this life May 16th, 1822,
AEt 67 Years.
He arrived in this Colony in the First Fleet,
and by Integrity and Industry
acquired and maintained an unsullied Reputation.
Under his Care
the HOP PLANT was first Cultivated
in this Settlement, and
the first BREWERY was Erected,
which progressively matured to Perfection.
As a Father,
a Husband, a Friend, and a Christian
He lived Respected and died Lamented.
Also JAMES SQUIRE,
Son of the above,
who Died MARCH 5th, 1826,
Aged, 28 years.
Image James Squire tomb. Photographs of tombstones in Devonshire Street Cemetery 1900 -1901, Josephine Foster, Mitchell Library, Sydney