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Gilbert Cory

James Adair John Boughton Edward Collison Close  - Green Hills George Cobb Edward Gostsyck Cory Gilbert Cory John Cory william cummings Andrew Dixon Robert Corum Dillon Leslie Duguid William Dun William Evans George Frankland William Hicks Beresford Hudson William Innes Richard Jones James Kelly Andrew Lang - Dunmore Robert Lethbridge Alexander Livingstone James McClymont Thomas McDougall George Muir Find out more about Maitland Timothy Nowlan Henry Dixon Owen - Aberglasslyn Richard Pritchett James Phillips James Read (Reid) George Shaw Rutherford Walter Scott Gentleman John Smith John Galt Smith Hugh Torrance John Tucker Susannah Matilda Ward Susannah Matilda Ward William Charles Wentworth John Wighton Gorge Williams Caleb and Felix Wilson Marie Steamer at Paterson

Gilbert Cory, younger brother of Edward Cory, left England on board the Elizabeth on 8th September 1829 bound for his family's estates in the Paterson River district. Also on board the Elizabeth was Henry Dangar returning to Australia with his new wife.  Gilbert inherited land at the Paterson called Vacy. Vacy was situated on the western bank of the Paterson and the next property along the river after John Boughton's Tillimby.

Gilbert and his wife Jeanette had a large family - Gilbert was born in 1839, John in 1838, Josephine in 1841 Henry in 1844, Jeannette in 1847, Alfred in 1848, Mary in 1851, Francis in 1853 and Louisa in 1854 before Jeanette died in 1854 aged 39. Their eldest son Gilbert was 15 years old when his mother died and may have been away at school in Parramatta.

In 1876 Gilbert (sen) married Charlotte Elizabeth Hingston in Maitland. They also had a large family, the two eldest daughters being Mary who was born in 1869 and Gertrude in 1871. Gilbert's eldest son Gilbert, was later to settle in Toowoomba.

He overlanded by horse to the district in 1858 when he was just 19. He later became the Mayor of Toowomba (1891).


Settlers on Map 2

James Adair Robert Lethbridge
Samuel Adair Alexander Livingstone
George Adair James McClymont
John Boughton Thomas McDougall
Edward Collison Close George Muir
George Cobb Timothy Nowlan
Edward Cory Henry Dixon Owen
Gilbert Cory Richard Charles Pritchett
John Cory James Phillips
William Cummings James Read
Robert Corum Dillon George Shaw Rutherford
Leslie Duguid Walter Scott
William Dun Gentleman John Smith
William Evans John Galt Smith
George Frankland   
Standish Lawrence Harris John Tucker
William Hicks Susannah Matilda Ward
Beresford Hudson William Charles Wentworth
William Innes  
Richard Jones George Williams
James Kelly Caleb & Felix Wilson
James Thomas Lamb  
Andrew Lang Thomas White Melville Winder




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