Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 – 1907), Saturday 5 April 1884
PICTURE NO 4 IS MT VERGE’S BEE HOUSE. SANDERS WERE ON VERGE LAND.
Greville's Post Office Directory 1872 SUMMER ISLAND Page 475 Distance 312 miles North of Sydney Mail closes at General Post Office Monday, Thursday 5.30 pm and steamer direct. Mail arrives at Post Town Saturday, Tuesday 11 am and steamer. Mail leaves for Sydney Thursday, Saturday 6 pm. and steamer direct. Mail arrives at Sydney Wednesday, Saturday mornings and steamer. Route Steam Port Macquarie, Kempsey, 12m. Summer Island, and steam direct. SURNAME CHRISTIAN OCCUPATION ADDRESS ADAMS James farmer Summer Island AUTHER William farmer Lower Macleay BAKER James farmer Kinshela Ck. BALWIN Samuel farmer Long Reach BALEY Edward bootmaker Summer Island BALL Edward farmer Long Reach BARDEN Albert blacksmith Summer Island BARR William farmer Kinshela Ck. BARTLEY Jacob farmer Kinshela Ck. BATCHELOR Francis farmer Kinshela Ck. BATE William --- Kinshela Ck. BEENE Patrick farmer Long Reach BILBY James farmer Lower Macleay BILBY Richard farmer Lower Macleay BLACKLOCH George bootmaker Summer Island BLAIR Dougal farmer Lower Macleay BLOOMER Arthur farmer Lower Macleay BLOOMER John farmer Lower Macleay BOLSTER Mrs. farmer Long Reach BOULTON William farmer Lower Macleay BOX William farmer Kinshela Ck. BOYLE William farmer Kinshela Ck. BRADEY Barney farmer Kinshela Ck. BRADLEY William farmer Kinshela Ck. BROGE --- farmer Summer Island BROWN William farmer Summer Island BURKE Patrick farmer Summer Island BURPITT S. C. storeman Summer Island CAREY John farmer Kinshela Ck. CAREY William farmer Kinshela Ck. CARNEY John farmer Summer Island CHARLTON Peter farmer Long Reach CHRISTIAN Thomas sugar manufacturer Summer Island CLANCEY James farmer Kinshela Ck. CLANCEY John farmer Kinshela Ck. CLANCEY Michael farmer Summer Island CLARKE Lawrence farmer Lower Macleay CLARKE Patrick farmer Lower Macleay CLARKE Samuel farmer Summer Island COLMEY Edward farmer Long Reach CONLEY Mrs. farmer Long Reach COX Henry farmer Lower Macleay CROAD H. sugar manufacturer & farmer Summer Island CRAWFORD William farmer Long Reach CUNNANE John farmer Summer Island CUNNANE Michael farmer Summer Island CUNNANE Patrick farmer Lower Macleay DABORNE Henry teacher Summer Island DELANEY Martin farmer Lower Macleay DENNIS Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. DODD John farmer Kinshela Ck. DONCHE James farmer Summer Island EGAN Martin farmer Lower Macleay ELLIOTT John farmer Summer Island ELLIOTT Samuel farmer Lower Macleay EMMS Jonathan farmer Lower Macleay EVANS Thomas cooper & farmer Summer Island EVERSON Edward farmer Summer Island EVERSON Edward jun. farmer Kinshela Ck. FAIRWEATHER James farmer Kinshela Ck. FAIRWEATHER William sugar manufacturer Summer Island FITZPATRICK Brennan farmer Lower Macleay FLANIGAN James farmer Kinshela Ck. FLANIGAN Patrick farmer Lower Macleay FLANIGAN P. sen. farmer Lower Macleay FORSYTH Thomas farmer Lower Macleay GANNON John farmer Lower Macleay GANNON Timothy farmer Lower Macleay GIBSON Albert farmer Lower Macleay GIBSON Albert farmer Lower Macleay GOSSON James farmer Kinshela Ck. GOUGH Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. GOUGH Thomas jun. farmer Kinshela Ck. HARVEY William farmer Kinshela Ck. HIGH Henry farmer Lower Macleay HINES John farmer Lower Macleay HIRON John farmer Lower Macleay HOGAN Cornelius farmer Lower Macleay HOGAN Patrick farmer Lower Macleay HOWELL John farmer Kinshela Ck. JACKSON Samuel farmer & sugar manufacturer Kinshela Ck. JAQUES George farmer Lower Macleay JAQUES William farmer Lower Macleay JONES John farmer Summer Island JONES Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. JUDD James farmer Lower Macleay KENNEDY John farmer Lower Macleay KENNEDY Matthew farmer Lower Macleay KENNEY Crofton farmer Lower Macleay LAWSON John farmer Kinshela Ck. LYONS Bernard farmer Lower Macleay MAHER Christopher farmer Long Reach MAHER John farmer Long Reach MARTIN John farmer Summer Island MARTIN Thomas farmer Lower Macleay MAUGH Patrick labourer Summer Island MEADE Patrick farmer Kinshela Ck. MEHAN Thomas farmer Lower Macleay MENAREY Michael farmer Long Reach MENAREY Michael farmer Lower Macleay MILES Charles farmer Lower Macleay MOLLONEY John farmer Lower Macleay MOLLOY John farmer Kinshela Ck. MOLLOY Patrick farmer Kinshela Ck. MOONEY Patrick farmer Kinshela Ck. MORRESEY Daniel farmer Summer Island MORRESEY Michael farmer Summer Island MOSLEN James farmer Kinshela Ck. MULVEIHELL James farmer Lower Macleay MURRAY Peter labourer Lower Macleay MCALEER Edward farmer Lower Macleay MCGARVEY William farmer Lower Macleay MCGEAREY Owen farmer Summer Island MCGEE John farmer Long Reach MCGEE William farmer Long Reach MCGUIGAN John farmer Summer Island MCGUIGAN Patrick farmer Summer Island MCGUIGAN Thomas farmer Summer Island MCGUIGAN Thomas jun. farmer Summer Island MCHUGH John farmer & hawker Summer Island MCILRICH John farmer Lower Macleay MCKENZIE Alexander farmer Lower Macleay MCMANNERMAN E. farmer Lower Macleay MCMANNERMAN E. farmer Lower Macleay MCMANNUS --- farmer Kinshela Ck. MCNALLEY James farmer Lower Macleay MCQUADE Andrew farmer Kinshela Ck. OBRIEN John farmer Summer Island ODELL Henry farmer Kinshela Ck. ODONNEL Neil farmer Lower Macleay OKEIFF John farmer Lower Macleay ONEAL John farmer Lower Macleay OSBORNE Archibald farmer Kinshela Ck. OWENS Patrick farmer Summer Island PARTRIDGE James farmer Summer Island PARTRIDGE John farmer Summer Island PARTRIDGE Robert farmer Kinshela Ck. PAUL George farmer Kinshela Ck. PITMAN Silas innkeeper Gladston PLUMMER Jesse farmer Lower Macleay PRICE James farmer Summer Island RAFFERTY Laurence farmer Kinshela Ck. RAFFERTY Timothy farmer Lower Macleay REGAN Denis farmer Lower Macleay REGAN Edward farmer Lower Macleay ROBINSON George farmer Lower Macleay ROBINSON John farmer Lower Macleay ROBINSON John jun. farmer Lower Macleay ROWE John farmer Summer Island ROWE James labourer Lower Macleay ROWE Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. RYAN Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. SALMON Thomas A. butcher Summer Island SALMON William stockholder Lower Macleay SANDERS W. E. farmer Summer Island SARGENT Frederick farmer Summer Island SARGENT George farmer Summer Island SARGENT Henry farmer Summer Island SARGENT James farmer Summer Island SARGENT Mark farmer Summer Island SAUL James farmer Kinshela Ck. SAUNDERS Frederick farmer Kinshela Ck. SAUNDERS William farmer Kinshela Ck. SAUNDERS William farmer Kinshela Ck. SCOTT James farmer Kinshela Ck. SHARKEY John farmer Lower Macleay SHEPHARD Samuel farmer Lower Macleay SHOTT George farmer Lower Macleay SKINNER Samuel farmer Kinshela Ck. STEELE Thomas sugar manufactory Summer Island SWEENEY John farmer Kinshela Ck. TAYLOR W. A. boarding house & hawker Summer Island TAYLOR Oliver farmer Lower Macleay WALBRIDGE Alfred farmer Lower Macleay WELCH Andrew farmer Long Reach WHITE Daniel farmer Lower Macleay WICKHAM James farmer Kinshela Ck. WICKHAM Josiah farmer Kinshela Ck. WICKHAM Robert farmer Kinshela Ck. WICKHAM Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. WILLIAMS William farmer Summer Island WOODS James jun. farmer Kinshela Ck. WOODS Henry sugar manufactory Summer Island WOODS Laurence farmer Kinshela Ck. WOODS Thomas --- Summer Island WOSTERD Michael farmer Lower Macleay
Frederickton Page 184 Distance 301 miles North of Sydney Mail closes at General Post Office Monday, Thursday 5.30 p.m. and steamer direct Mail arrives at Post Town Saturday, Tuesday 7 a.m. and steamer Mail leaves for Sydney Thursday, Saturday 10 p.m. and steamer direct Mail arrives at Sydney Wednesday, Saturday mornings and steamer Route - Steam Frederickton, or Port Macquarie, or Macleay River, or Kempsey SURNAME CHRISTIAN OCCUPATION ADDRESS POST TOWN AINSWORTH Isaac farmer --- Frederickton AINSWORTH James farmer --- Frederickton AINSWORTH John farmer --- Frederickton BALE David bootmaker McLeay St. Frederickton BEATY David farmer --- Frederickton BLIGHT Maria charwoman McLeay St. Frederickton BOULTON James shipwright --- Frederickton BRADY Mary farmer McLeay River Frederickton BRENTON Thomas labourer McLeay St. Frederickton BREST Michael labourer McLeay St. Frederickton BROGGY Patrick farmer McLeay River Frederickton CAMROE John farmer --- Frederickton CARNEY Michael farmer --- Frederickton CHAMBERS Thomas farmer --- Frederickton CHAPMAN Ann grazier McLeay St. Frederickton CHAPMAN Fraderick grazier McLeay St. Frederickton CHAPMAN George grazier Yarrabandim Frederickton CHAPMAN William farmer McLeay River Frederickton CHEERS Adolphus farmer Yarrabandim Frederickton CHEERS Frederick grazier Yarrabandim Frederickton CHEERS James farmer Yarrabandim Frederickton CHEERS Properus farmer Yarrabandim Frederickton CHRISTIAN Cornelius jun. farmer McLeay River Frederickton CHRISTIAN Cornelius farmer McLeay River Frederickton CHRISTIAN Frank farmer --- Frederickton CHRISTIAN Henry farmer McLeay River Frederickton CLEGG John farmer McLeay River Frederickton COOPER George jun. farmer McLeay St. Frederickton COOPER George sen. farmer McLeay St. Frederickton COOPER William teamster McLeay St. Frederickton CRAIG Alexander farmer --- Frederickton CROWE Thomas farmer McLeay River Frederickton CUMMINS Alfred baker --- Frederickton DEBENHAM E. storekeeper McLeay St. Frederickton DONNELD Dennis farmer McLeay River Frederickton DORAN Alexander farmer --- Frederickton DORAN Charles farmer --- Frederickton EDWARDS Benjamin farmer Yarrabandim Frederickton EMMES Jonathan farmer --- Frederickton FINUCANE Michael farmer McLeay River Frederickton GARDINER William farmer --- Frederickton HALE Sarah storekeeper McLeay St. Frederickton HANDRIEN Daniel storekeeper --- Frederickton HARRIS Richard --- McLeay St. Frederickton HARWOOD Edward farmer --- Frederickton HAVIS James farmer --- Frederickton HAYES James farmer --- Frederickton HAYES Robert farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton HIBBARD John bootmaker McLeay St. Frederickton HIBBARD William bootmaker McLeay St. Frederickton HICKSON Peter labourer --- Frederickton HILL Walter innkeeper McLeay St. Frederickton HILLIAR John farmer --- Frederickton HOGG William grazier --- Frederickton HOPE Charles labourer McLeay St. Frederickton HOWLEY William farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton HULL William blacksmith --- Frederickton HURRICKS Julius farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton HURST George farmer --- Frederickton JOHNSTONE Thomas grazier McLeay River Frederickton JULIEN John farmer --- Frederickton KANNER George butcher Yarrabandim Frederickton KERR James baker McLeay St. Frederickton LAWSON George shipwright McLeay St. Frederickton LAWSON John shipwright Christopher Town Frederickton LAWSON Thomas farmer Christopher Town Frederickton LEAGERE William farmer McLeay River Frederickton LIVINGSTONE James farmer McLeay River Frederickton LONG Michael farmer McLeay River Frederickton MARSHALL Thomas builder Seven Oaks Frederickton MARTIN John farmer McLeay River Frederickton MARTIN John farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton MEARA John farmer --- Frederickton MONTAGUE James sexton Yarrabandim Frederickton MOORE William farmer --- Frederickton MCDOWALL Robert sugar maker --- Frederickton MCDOWALL William sugar maker --- Frederickton MCENTER Philip farmer McLeay River Frederickton MCKAY Donald farmer --- Frederickton MCKAY James farmer --- Frederickton NIKLESON John sawyer McLeay St. Frederickton OAKES Augustus farmer McLeay River Frederickton OAKES Susan farmer McLeay River Frederickton PATTERSON William farmer --- Frederickton PLUMER John farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton PLUMER Robert farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton PRAYWELL John farmer --- Frederickton QUINN Patrick farmer Yarrabandim Frederickton REARDON Michael farmer --- Frederickton ROTHY William farmer --- Frederickton ROWE G. J. assistant storekeeper --- Frederickton ROWE W. H. farmer --- Frederickton ROWE William farmer McLeay St. Frederickton RUDDER Augustus farmer McLeay River Frederickton RUDDER Julius farmer --- Frederickton RYAN John farmer --- Frederickton RYAN Patrick farmer --- Frederickton SANCASTER James farmer --- Frederickton SANCASTER John teacher --- Frederickton SAUL William farmer --- Frederickton SAUNDERS Joseph farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton SHAY Jeremiah farmer --- Frederickton SNODGRASS Isabella farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton SNODGRASS John farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton SPENCER Charles grazier McLeay River Frederickton STEVENSON Josiah innkeeper --- Frederickton SULLIVAN William --- --- Frederickton SWEENEY Catherine farmer McLeay River Frederickton TAYLOR William farmer --- Frederickton TROY George baker --- Frederickton WILKINSON Edward labourer --- Frederickton WILSON James storekeeper McLeay St. Frederickton WILSON John farmer --- Frederickton
The list you are currently browsing is from the Greville Postal Directory (NSW) from 1872. For more information click here
SAUNDERS Alfred innkeeper — Moonan Brook
SAUNDERS Frederick farmer Kinshela Ck Summer Island
SAUNDERS George labourer — Wingen
SAUNDERS Henry labourer — Moonbi
SAUNDERS James farmer Terry’s Run Eastern Creek
SAUNDERS James farmer Lidney Miller’s Forest
SAUNDERS James labourer Abbotsberry Prospect
SAUNDERS John blacksmith Goulburn River Denman
SAUNDERS John grazier Bluey Paterson
SAUNDERS John miner Malera Timbarra
SAUNDERS John H miller Ogilvie St Denman
SAUNDERS John M. manager Bank NSW High St. Maitland West
SAUNDERS Joseph shepherd Weiriss’ Ck Currabubula
SAUNDERS Joseph farmer Seven Oaks Frederickton
SAUNDERS Joseph farmer — Gladstone
SAUNDERS Lampit innkeeper Bonderbolla Gunnedah
SAUNDERS Michael bootmaker William St Bathurst
SAUNDERS Michael — — Paterson
SAUNDERS Mrs. postmistress — Paterson
SAUNDERS Mrs. teacher of music — Paterson
SAUNDERS Mrs. John householder Victoria St. North Maitland West
SAUNDERS Oliver; JP storekeeper — Jerry’s Plains
SAUNDERS Patrick farmer American Ck Fig Tree
SAUNDERS Richard butcher — Araluen Lower
SAUNDERS Richard boatman East Ballina
SAUNDERS Richard miner Perseverance Reefs Lunatic Reefs
SAUNDERS Robert carter The Swamps Morpeth
SAUNDERS Sydney miner Mount Welsh Rocky River
SAUNDERS Thomas farmer Suburbs Albury
SAUNDERS Thomas innkeeper — Gulgong
SAUNDERS Thomas miner — Pyramul Upper
SAUNDERS Thomas farmer — North Richmond
SAUNDERS William farmer — Coramundra
SAUNDERS William labourer Avondale Dapto
SAUNDERS William grazier Wirra Warra; Bokirah River Goodooga
SAUNDERS William gardener Coromandel St Goulburn
SAUNDERS William carpenter Paper Works Liverpool
SAUNDERS William labourer — Liverpool
SAUNDERS William farmer Kinshela Ck Summer Island
SAUNDERS William farmer Kinshela Ck Summer Island
SAUNDERS William E farmer Summer Island Gladstone
SAUNDERS John miner — Bowling Alley Point
SAUNDERS William farmer — Bendemeer
SAUNDERSON William joiner John St Camden
THIS document provides an detailed background for the MACLEAY VALLEY and features names of various places which feature in the Sanders , Craig, Hurrell etc history. Inc Verge, Austral Eden, Yarrabandini.
TRIAL BAY WAS built in a later period than what I’m usually looking at. The connection with South West Rocks was earlier for my direct family. I do however have documents and images from Jan Maurice and Sanders’ were out there as Boatsmen and running a boarding house as well as one lad being remembered in the Memorial Pines. Killed in the war. So we took a drive out there on our recent 2 week Loop and took a look through the Boatsmen’s Houses which are carefully maintained and where,as usual, we encountered enthusiastic and helpful volunteers hanging on to our heritage with Tenacity. Below are some links to TRIAL BAY and some images from our exploration.
Established in 1886, Trial Bay Gaol is the only example of a state prison specifically built to carry out public works. The intention was for prisoners to construct a breakwater in Trial Bay and create a safe harbour between Sydney and Brisbane.
KEMSPEY AND THE MACLEAY RIVER
Trial Bay (Gaol) Photos – (New South Wales)
TRIAL BAY GAOL Photo Gallery
Trial Bay Gaol National Parks and Wildlife : COLLECTIONS AUSTRALIA NETWORK
|TRIAL BAY IN 2001|
|FLAME TREES AND JACARANDAS||BIG RIVERS|
CROWN MOTEL GRAFTON
BELLINGER SHIRE COUNCIL AND MUSEUM
While other elements of the family are travelling far and wide, we took a trip down the Mid North Coast. First stop was the CLARENCE , the huge river of which I have known so little till this year. I don’t know of any family contact in Grafton but it was RICHARD CRAIG (not known to be connected to us) who having escaped Moreton Bay as a young convict ,lived for a time with the Aboriginal People of the Coast and then having found his way to white settlement led the first known party of white folk back over the mountains to the Clarence. Also one of the Sanders Lads, my Great Uncle,brother of Grandfather John George Sanders, was named CLARENCE MACLEAY SANDERS.
From Grafton we went South to the BELLINGER which IS significant to the Family. BRAITHWAITES are early settlers in this town. Joyce and Bruce Bell spent their honeymoon in Urunga at the Mouth of the Bellinger and the family have lived on Bellinger since the early 1970s and married into local families.
Kati B and IMM live there now as do the BRAITHWAITES – Doreen and Gordon.
HUT MUSEUM IN MACKSVILLE ON THE NAMBUCCA.
From Kalang on the Bellinger – well actually on the KALANG which is one arm thereof – we took a day trip to Bowraville and MACKSVILLE where my father BRUCE SANDERS spent childhood holidays at the home of his cousins, the ROWE family.
WATER RAT RIVER CRUISES AT URUNGA ON THE BELLINGER.
METHODIST SECTION OF URUNGA CEMETERY LOOKING OUT TO SEA OVER THE LAGOON.
BOATSMAN’S COTTAGE SOUTH WEST ROCKS
FROM the Bellinger we went south to South West Rocks to see the Boatsmen’s Cottages where one of the Sanders went to live after the mouth of the Macleay was changed. Took a look at TRIAL BAY GAOL and then came on through KINCHELA on the MACLEAY, the Macleay being one of the major rivers in the family history,
A RESTORED HOUSE IN KINCHELA.
HISTORY OF KINCHELA CREEK.
ACROSS THE MACLEAY NEAR KINCHELA
On the Macleay past Kinchela is SMITHTOWN. Pete Lawson from PASPALUM wrote a song about SMITHTOWN his home song and its on the STICKY GRASS PUDDING PASPALUM CD.
FREDO PIE SHOP FREDERICKTON
We pressed on for lunch to Frederickton, where the SANDERS family and many connections are laid to rest. Lunch, I decided was worth a try at FREDO’s PIES even as Vegetarians. Haven’t seen it for a good few years and it is expanded without losing any flavour at all. Good Seating, delightful service and a range of vego pies which perfectly suited our taste. That on top of all the meat varieties. For dessert – GRAMMAR PIE with REAL CREAM.
Thence to FREDERICKTON CEMETERY. I was told years ago that it was because of flood danger that the Cemetery was set here on the hill and not on the flat ground near the river in Kinchela and other low lying areas.
|HEADSTONES AT FREDERICKTON CEMETERY|
The Maitland Mercury… Thursday 12 January 1882, page 4.
Sad Fatal Accident.-We greatly regret to announce the death of a fine boy 9 years old the son of Mr Saunders, of Kinchela Creek, An inquest was held by the Coroner, J. Ducat, Esq, on the body of Christopher George Saunders who whs accidentally shot on Tuesday the 3rd inst, at his father’s residence, Kinchela Creek. The evidence disclosed that an elder brother, a boy of eleven years of age, got possession of a gun that was standing in a bedroom and carried it outside to the rear of some banana trees, he then placed the head of a lucifer match on the nipple, and drew the trigger so as to snap the match with the hammer of the gun. On placing a second match and snapping it off in the same manner, the gun went off the muzzle being pointed directly at the head of a younger brother who was sitting on the ground with his back against a water trough, the back portion, being about one half of the head of deceased, was completely blown away, his brains being scattered all about the ground and trough, pieces ot the bone were driven some distance away, Death was instantaneous The gun was only charged with powder and a large wad of brown paprr, it had been loaded some months and the inside of the barrel was a good deal rusted. The boy had taken the gun without the knowledge of his mother or elder brother. The father is absent from the district ; the verdict of the jury was that the deceased was accidentally shot by his brother.-Macleay Herald
HOME OF SANDERS AND CRAIGS
Seems to have been named after JOHN KINCHELA Esq – Appointed as Attorney-General of Colony of NSW in the 1830s. Or Judge Kinchela or another member of the salubrious family.
Almost all mention of the name KINCHELA up till the 1880 is of people with the name. Then in 1882 i came across the death of CHRISTOPHER GEORGE, younger brother of Frederick John.
In December of 1882 , 2 lots of land are listed for sale. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article863558 In the PARISH of KINCHELA and town of GLADSTONE. Each of 2 acres,near J Verge – founder of AUSTRAL EDEN.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 26 February 1848, page 4.
M’Leay River, February 2.-The floods in this district have caused great destruction to the standing crops and also to the maize stored in the barns from last year. The inundation was very rapid, and higher than has ever been Known by the oldest residents, excepting an aged black, who states that ” when a picaniny cabon water all the same.”
Yarra-bandini was completely covered, und for many miles around was one sheet of water, in some places 15 to 20 feet deep, and -a fleet of sailing craft could have sailed on the spot where the horses should have run on the 26th January. Messrs. Chapman, Rudder, Ducat, Scott, and the small settlers lower down, are sufferers by the loss of stock, maize etc.
YARRABANDINI : BIRTHPLACE OF HARRIET FRANCES AND WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS IN 1852 and 1854 respectively.
Wednesday, July 9, 1851.
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 16 July 1851, page 4.
TRANSFERS of runs.
It is hereby notified, for general information, that the interest of the previous occupants in the undermentioned runs of crown lands has
been transferred, with the sanction of the government, to the persons hereinafter particularised, in accordance with the regulations of 1st January, 1848, namely :-.
Chapman and Co.-Yarrabandini-to Chapman Frederick William
DO READ THIS ARTICLE : especially those of us with family from Yarrabandini. An Amazing tale of mud, and Chapmans, and holes more than 14 feet deep.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1306237 The Brisbane Courier Monday 9 January 1871, page 4.
THE MACLEAY RIVER BECAME THE HOME FOR SEVERAL OF THE FAMILIES IN MY ANCESTRY. These included the SANDERS, HURRELLS,CRAIGS and JULIANS as well as such connected families as EVERSONS, PARTRIDGES and ROWES.
For Port Macquarie AND MCLEAY RIVER.
THE Regular Trader; the Cutter ” ACQUILLA.” will leave Aspinall & Co’s Wharf, King street Street, on Thursday Evening, May 5th, For Freight or Passage apply to the Master, or to
Oct. 30, 1839.
THE Settlers, Sawyers, and Shipwrights on the M’Leay River, are respectfully informed, that I conduct business here on very moderate terms, with integrity, punctuality, and despatch. Supplies furnished, and Produce sold to the best advantage. No Commission, however small, considered a trouble.
Hay street, October 15, 1839.
PORT MACQUARIE. MCLEAY RIVER.
A STORE (and there is not yet one) is much wanted on the M’Leay River. A Person favourably known to the Inhabitants of that quarter, of business habits, and a small capital, is desirous to meet with a House in Sydney, who would join him in such an enterprise. Letters, post-paid, to A. H. care of Mrs KINNEAR, Port Macquarie, will meet with immediate attention.
October l7, 1839.
The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 31 October 1839, page 3.
he Courier (Hobart,… Tuesday 15 November 1853, page 2. Detailed lists, results, guides
Mr. Mort sold 3800 head of cattle, with a station, at Kilcoy, Moreton Bay, for 60s. a head (eight years lease to run); another station at New England, at 80s. a head; and another at the McLeay River, at 4s., with pre-emption right.
Armidale, Dec. 7th, 1854. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article695822
Our much esteemed police magistrate, and Commissioner of Crown Lands, leaves us to-morow, on leave of absence for eighteen months after a residence (between this district and the McLeay) of thirteen years amongst us. An address has been prepared
IN 1855 MY Ancestor FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS was born on the McLeay River. In the same year, one WILLIAM HARRINGTON who had been stockman to CHAPMAN ESQ, was being sought for theft from DUNCAN MACINTRYE of WELLINGROVE. Unprepossessing is the description given of said HARRINGTON – with one foretooth missing and a large and prominent mouth. READ ON : http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article696822 The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 10 January 1855, page 3.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article698258 The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 21 February 1855, page 2
REPRESENTATION OF NEW ENGLAND.-A requisition, numerously and respectably signed by the residents of Armidale and immediate neighbourhood, has been forwarded to Mr. Stuart A. Donaldson, inviting him to become a candidate for the representation ot New England and the McLeay. We understand that Mr. Donaldson has declined the invitation, chiefly on the ground that he cannot compromise his character by being mixed np with the peculiar circumstances in which Mr. Marsh’s eccentric conduct has left the constituency
NEW SOUTH WALES.
The South Australian… Monday 6 May 1861, page 3. the year in which Alfred Sivert Sanders was born. On the Mcleay. On the so-called Flattorini Island.
The McLeay and the Murray have risen twenty-five feet. Great destruction of property on the bank of both rivers.
Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Captain
Gilmore, for Twofold Bay, Melbourne, A Miss Fattorini is listed as passenger. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article705017 MARCH 1849.
Mr. Nichols presented a petition from Dr. Fattorini, praying that a clause might be inserted in the Medical Witnesses Bill, declaring him to be a duly qualified medical practitioner.-Received.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article689619 The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 28 September 1850, page 4.
GLOUCESTER.-Lot 1, 43 acres, at the confluence of the Manning River and Fattorini Creek; lot 2, S9 acres,
Pelican Bay, Manning River; upset price, £1 per acre.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article695932 The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 16 December 1854 Supplement: Supplement to the Maitland Mercury, page 2.
WILLIAM AND MARY ANN SANDERS arrived in the Colony per VICTORIA on 4-9-1849. Their first child ELIZABETH GRACE was born at Horsely in 1850. Apparently they went to THOMAS SANDERS or his family in this western area of Sydney. They then moved North via the New England and eventually to the MCLEAY RIVER where they made their home. In 1852 HARRIET FRANCES was born at YARRABANDINI as was WILLIAM GEORGE in 1854. FREDERICK JOHN was born on the MCLEAY RIVER in 1855 and CHARLES HENRY at AUSTRAL EDEN in 1860.
Yarrabandini, Mcleay River, Kempsey, NSW was a station 19,200 acres owned by R. Searle that I have listed in 1865
The next three children were born at FLATTORINI ISLAND in 1861,62 and 64. They were ALFRED SIVERT, ERNEST ALBERT and MARY ANN.
The next 5 children were all born in KINCHELA. WALTER,AGNES,EDRED,SARAH and CHRISTOPHER who was accidentally shot by his brother when he was 9 years old and killed.
FLATTORINI ISLAND has my attention today. Looking through the NLA digitised newspapers – I come across the word FATTORINI and am beginning to consider that the Island may well have derived from that name.
I have a mention of DR FATTORINI. In 1830 he is mentioned as one of the medical men treating the poor of Sydney at the SYDNEY INFORMARY. Other medicos mentioned are DRS BLAND, MITCHELL, FORSTER AND JEANNERET.
He is also an Honorary Surgeon with the Benevolent Society. In October 1830, a MR MOWATT was robbed by villains. Amongst the takings by the thieves were bills drawn by DR FATTORINI for considerable sums of money. Two villains were involved in the robbery . One was a short man dressed in a black hat, velveteen jacket and dark trowsers. The other was thin and wore a straw hat. An old straw hat. He had dark skin and ” to the best of Mr Mowatt’s recollection” wore whiskers. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196392
On the 11th April 1831 – one AUGUSTUS ANTONIO was attended By Dr Fattorini and Dr McTiernan at the TALBOT INN BRICKFIELD-HILL. He had succumbed to deliterious fumes from one of the vats which were were a-brewing and despite attempts to resuscitate , life was declared extinct.
I still have no connection between the Island in the River McLeay where the Sanders children were born and the Good Doctor – but I find him an interesting character.
In August 1832, Dr FATTORINI was coming into Sydney from Liverpool, in company with JOSHUA JOHN MOORE Esq. They were travelling on top of the coach when they saw a crowd of people gathered. There was EDWARD KENNEDY in custody of some constables. Straightaways, Dr F recognised the the greatcoat Kennedy wore as being the Doctor’s very own which had been stolen from his servant. Mr Moore joined in. THAT’S THE MAN THAT ROBBED ME – said he. Mr and Mrs Moore had been vigorously robbed of a good many things only a few days before whilst on the road.
Edward Kennedy, however, had witnesses, two of them, to say that he was with them and intoxicated ( a not uncommon condition of the times apparently). The witnesses did a less than effective job of convincing anyone of their veracity and Mr Kennedy was in deep trouble along with his perjuring mates.
In October 1832, the Doctor purchases a farm near the Orphan School At Parramatta. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208970
The transaction ends up in the SUPREME COURT with disputes over the bills and deposit. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2209304
March 1833 sees DR FATTORINI back in the SUPREME COURT in SYDNEY. The case is FATTORINI vs UNDERWOOD.
Mr Underwood had refused to pay the Doctor for 90 visits he had made. The Judge does mention that Dr F does not appear to be a graduate of any Universities and is a mere surgeon. He does in the end win his case to the amount of 150 pounds.
In 1834 , he applied for 2 lots of over 600 acres each at Brisbane Water, Northumberland Shire. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215174
The land was bounded on the South by Bean’s land , on the North by the section line and on the east by a line to include the quantity. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215587
Still no indication of his having land as far north as the McLeay.
In March 1834 , 3 horses were impounded from the ESTATE OF DR FATTORINI. If they were not claimed by the 24th , Walter Schutt the Poundkeeper was going to sell them. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215738
5 JULY 1834 SYDNEY GAZETTE http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2216550
Notwithstanding the late improvements made in the streets of Sydney, there is still great room for further amendment. From the recant rains, parts of Kent and Sussex streets, especially that portion of the former which lies between King and Market streets have become nearly ‘impassable, and several accidents to carriage and foot passengers have been the consequence. Dr. Fattorini a few days since was in great danger of being thrown out of his chaise from this circumstance, while making the tour of his professional visits in that quarter ; we trust therefore that no time will be lost in correcting this evil, of which the inhabitants residing in that neighbourhood loudly complain.
JAMES HAMAGE a servant in Dr F’s employ was brought before the court as a runaway. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196957 Jan 1835. Sydney Gazette.
In the same month another assigned servant who ran away was apprehended . http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197017
Thursday 5 February 1835 . DR FATTORINI HAS REMOVED TO NO 75 PITT-STREET. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197251
This left the elegant verandah cottage he had previously occupied, available for rental. It was in Castlereagh=street – at a rental of 86 pounds per annum. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197406
STILL NO CONNECTION TO THE MCLEAY. WE WILL RETURN TO THE GOOD DOCTOR AT A LATER DATE.
DR FATTORINI’S ASSIGNED SERVANTS ( In brackets after the name is the ship on which the convict arrived . If a number follows it indicates the 1st, 2nd , 3rd etc voyage of that ship to the Colony. )
|The first listing is a DR FATTORINI in Sydney in the SYDNEY GAZETTE of July 1832. He had been assigned a labourer GEORGE POTTER (Guildford 8).|
|DR FATTORINI is also assigned a tinman and brazier by the name of GEORGE COLLINS ( ROYAL GEORGE). DR FATTORINI is still in Sydney in August 1832. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208207|
|In September 1832, JAMES GORDON (EXMOUTH) was assigned to Dr F as GROOM. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208724|
|SAMUEL ASHMAN ( LADY HAREWOOD) was assigned to Dr F as a brickmaker. Dr F is listed as SYDNEY. 1832|
|SAMUEL PARKER (CAMDEN 2) assigned as bricklayer. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2211546 APRIL 1833|
|A carrier to Dr F. JULY 1833 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2212740|
|To Dr F a blacksmith http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215740|
1. WILLIAM SANDERS m SARAH STARK c 1768 probably at Tifford outside KENTON near EXETER DEVON.
2. Their son WILLIAM was baptised on 11/11/1792 at Tifford and was probably born the same day or the day before according to the custom of the time. He later married ELIZABETH GREEN. Their son :
3. WILLIAM was born at KENTON on 15/4/1823. He married MARY ANN SKIVINGS who was born in 1830. Mary’s parents were both born at KILLERTON ( also known as Broad Clyst) near EXETER, Devon. Her mother, GRACE, was born in 1804. William and Mary arrived in Sydney on board the VICTORIA on 2/9/1849, Mary possibly pregnant with their first ( surviving ) child.
They settled in the MACLEAY DISTRICT. Oral history has it that William was invited to come to Australia by a retired British Army Colonel to be employed as an expert ploughman having become known as such back in Devon. William is also reputed to have introduced blackberries to the North Coast. This act of folly earned him the nickname ” BLACKBERRY BILL”. William was also a champion rower and rowed in the Kempsey Regatta of 1856. William died on 19/12/1910 aged 87. Mary died on 13/11/1882 aged 52, the mother of 13 children.
Husband WILLIAM SANDERS
Birth Apr. 15, 1823 KENTON DEVON ENGLAND
Wife MARY ANN SKIVINGS
Birth About 1830 SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND
1 ELIZABETH GRACE SANDERS
2 HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS
3 WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS
4 FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS
5 CHARLES HENRY SANDERS
6 ALFRED SIVERT SANDERS
7 ERNEST ALBERT SANDERS
8 MARY ANN SANDERS
9 WALTER THOMAS SANDERS
10 AGNES JANE SANDERS
11 EDRED JAMES SANDERS
12 SARAH ELLEN SANDERS
13 CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SANDERS
COURTESY OF BARB MILLER.
BARB HAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED ME WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Lucy Jane Hurrell married Frederick Sanders. Lucy was descended from JOHN HURRELL and his second wife. JOHN HURRELL was born in 1828 in CAWSTON NORFOLK, to MARK and ELIZABETH HURRELL according to his immigration record. He also had cousins called JOHN HURRELL. Our JOHN died on 14 January 1908 on the MACLEAY RIVER NSW.
John’s father was MARK HURRELL. Mark married twice. Elizabeth was his first wife. Mary Warner was his second. He was an Agricultural labourer living in Eastgate, Cawston in 1851 census. aged 53, widower with his son Thomas and Mark’s brother John aged 60 (pensioner- from services – Chelsea Hospital ) widower and John’s children Susanna and Ann M. I don’t know how many other children Mark had with either of his wives.
John married firstly to HARRIET TENPENNY ABBOTT in Holbeach Lincolnshire England in Mar 14 1849 ( Folio XIV page 561) then living at SUTTON CROSSES, SUTTON ST MARY LINCOLNSHIRE in 1851. Occupation Farm Labourer. Came to Australia on the BEEJAPORE in 1853 with Harriet. Dreadful conditions on this ship with many deaths and illnesses. Harriet died in 1853. John could read and write and paid two pound for his and his wife’s passage to Australia. On immigration records at State records NSW he was living in LONG SUTTON, Lincolnshire prior to emigration and knew noone in the colony. Mother Elizabeth deceased prior to his departure for Australia. No children of marriage to Harriet.
John remarried : ELLEN CROWE 26/11/1854 in Parish of St Lawrence in the County of Cumberland NSW. (C of E ) 677/41B. Witnesses: FREDERICK LOUIS WILLIAM HERRMANN of Castlereagh St Sydney, and JANE HERRMANN of Castlereagh St Sydney. Age 37. Occupation Farmer at time of Thomas’ birth in 1865. Buried FREDERICKTON CEMETERY McLeay River NSW Row M C of E Section. ELLEN CROWE was the daughter of MICHAEL CROWE and was born in DUBLIN IRELAND in c 1831. She died at at McLeay River on 12/2/1899.
JOHN AND ELLEN HURRELL HAS THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:
|1||JOHN||1855 SYDNEY||1875 MACLEAY RIVER|
|2||ELIZA MARY||12/2/1858 SYDNEY||3/8/1939 WILLIAM SANDERS|
|3||LUCY JANE||1861 MACLEAY RIVER NSW||FREDERICK SANDERS|
|4||MARK||1862 MACLEAY RIVER||RUTH HENRY||27/7/1910 MCLEAY RIVER|
|6||THOMAS DENNIS||10 MAY 1865 KINCHELA CK||ISABELLA SMAILES|
|7||ELLEN MATILDA||1867 MCLEAY RIVER||1943 ASHFIELD NSW|
|8||JAMES||1869 MCLEAY RIVER||1946 LIVERPOOL|
|10||GEORGE||1873 MCLEAY RIVER||1875 MCLEAY RIVER|
BARB MILLER TELLS ME THAT THE INFORMATION BELOW WAS GIVEN TO HER FROM YVONNE SZWEDYE’S WEBSITE “FOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE” ON ROOTSWEB. I WOULD PROVIDE A LINK BUT HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE THE PAGE. ( LET ME KNOW IF I CAN FIX THIS ONE UP )
THIS GENERATION BELOW IS MY OWN GRANDFATHER JOHN GEORGE’S .
THESE ARE THE CHILDREN OF LUCY JANE AND FREDERICK SANDERS.
|1||FREDERICK WILLIAM||13/2/1879||EUPHEMIA NELSON||27/7/1950|
|2||JOHN GEORGE||10/4/1881||ELIZABETH CRAIG||10/11/1950|
|4||CLARENCE MACLEAY||13/7/1885||BEATRICE DANGERFIELD||15/5/1960|
|6||CLEMENT CONSTANT||15/9/1889||ELLEN WOODWARD||31/1/1961|
FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE
SARAH ELLEN KITCHING.
SHORTLY after noon last Saturday Mrs Sarah Ellen Kitching wife of Robert Kitching,collapsed at her home 13 ? Street, Campbelltown and passed away shortly afterwards. The late Mrs Kitching who was 74 years of age although only recently having medical treatment was apparently quite well and in good health when her husband left home to do their ordinary Saturday morning shopping and it was while he was away that the collapse of his wife took place. Before he could get home after receiving word of his wife’s illness she has passed peacefully away.
To those of us who knew the late Mrs Kitching, knew only a woman of very stirling quality one who ever expressed a sweet and charming personality with tender motherly love. We join our readers in expressing to Mr Robert Kitching and his family our deep and sincere sympathy. The loss to the Kitching family is a broken link of a glorious chain which can never be rejoined.
The deceased lady was Miss SARAH ELLEN SANDERS before her marriage to her bereaved husband which took place in Sydney just fifty years ago , the wedding ceremony being performed by the late Rev Bolger who at that time in 1896 was the first Congregational Minister in Campbelltown. In the same year of their union Mr and Mrs Robert Kitching took up residence in N ? where they resided until thirteen years ago when the old couple came to live in Campbelltown. Of the issue there were ? son and two daughters , (1) Mr Kitching of Auburn, Effie Hunt ( also of Auburn) and ? ? of Campbelltown. As a grandmother Mrs Kitching leaves 13 grandchildren. Mrs Taylor late of Appin and now of Campbelltown is her sister and THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE SANDERS FAMILY.
The internment of the mortal remains were placed to rest in God’s Sacr ?????? adjoining St Peters Church of England last Monday morning following a short service in the church
(DETAILS TO BE CORRECTED. COPY INCOMPLETE)
(1) – LISTED IN NSW BDMS AS CHILDREN OF SARAH E AND ROBERT KITCHINGS are:
CAMPBELLTOWN NEWS FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY 1946
Jan Maurice descends from AGNES JANE TAYLOR. The parents of Agnes were WILLIAM SANDERS and MARY JANE SKIMMINGS ( Elsewhere recorded as MARY ANN SKIVINGS Name on birth certificate ). Agnes was born the 10th child on 9th July 1869 in Kinchela NSW.
From papers received from JAN and BARRY.
AGNES JANE TAYLOR
WILLIAM, her father, was an expert ploughman and was brought out to the Colony from DEVON UK for his skills. While in Kinchela he had a keen interest in rowing and was a champion oarsman who rowed in the Kempsey Regatta 1856 and entered many races. He was also known as Blackberry Bill as he spread the seeds around the Kempsey District.
The youngest brother of Agnes, CHRISTOPHER, was accidentally shot by his brother’s rifle on 3 January, 1882, when he was 9 years old. Mary Jane was a midwife in the district.
William died 19 December 1910 age 87 years and Mary died 13 November 1882 aged 52 years.
When Agnes was 22 she was living in “BROMPTON” Anson St Surry Hills. She was a domestic servant married in St Thomas Church of England Willoughby NSW , November 25th 1891 to Charles William Henry ( Bill) Taylor whose address was Appin , the Minister Stephen H Childe.
After the wedding they went to live in Appin on Elladale farm. Brooks Point Road, Appin. Every Saturday, she would drive the horse and sulky to Campbelltown so that their youngest son Barrington Walter could have piano lessons by Miss Vernon, then on Saturday nights he’d play for the local dance when still a teenager taking over from Bessie Dwyer. Their eldest son, William Harold joined the Army in 1916 as a 17 year old and served overseas, marrying Margaret ( Maggie) Yates when he was 21 years in Lancashire England.
Lionel ( Jack) stayed on the farm. Two girls married and moved to Queensland to live another daughter, Ellen, Mrs Gridley.
On the 9th April at 64 years Bill died and was buried in St Marks Cemetery, Appin. No headstone.
When Barrington married Phyllis Abbott in 23 December 1935, Agnes went to the wedding at St John’s Parramatta and the reception at the CAROLLIAN. Her address was Appin.
In her later years, Agnes came to live in Campbelltown with Lionel and his wife in 28 Chamberlain St Campbelltown. her younger sister Sarah with husband Robert Kitchings also lived in Campbelltown and when sarah died 15 February 1946, Agnes Jane was the last of William and Mary’s family alive. She was in her 80s but still did beautiful crocheting and knitting. Agnes died in Queensland 8th August 1951. Buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.
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