Gilbert Cory, younger brother of
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
returning to Australia with his new wife.
Cory inherited land at the Paterson
called Vacy which was situated on the western bank
of the Paterson and the next property along the
river after John Boughton's Tillimby.
Cory and his wife Jeanette (Rens) produced 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.
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.
Cory's eldest son Gilbert, was
later to settle in Toowoomba
having overlanded to the district in 1858 when he was
just 19. He later became the Mayor of Toowoomba (1891).