Extract from Huntington's History
of Newcastle...... In 1836 Newcastle boasted of 704 residents
but in 1842 there were 1377, and the following names are among
the inhabitants of 1842.
department Rev. C.P.N. Wilton M.A. Church of England;
Rev. C.V. Dowling Roman Catholic Church; Rev. William
Brooks, of Lake Macquarie; John Bulmer, Presbyterian
teacher; Mr. L. Lightbody Wesleyan teacher; Mr. D.
McGraw a miner and local preacher.
Profession Dr. George Brooks, Colonial Surgeon; Richard
Ryther Steer Bowker William Wilton.
Officials Captain Armstrong Lieutenant Armstrong of the
99th Regiment; F. Becke clerk, of the peace; Samuel
Bartlett, superintendent of convicts; Charles Bolton, Custom
House officer; Captain J.H. Crummer, Police Magistrate;
James Field, gaoler; L. Kerr, clerk of the goal; C.
Milligen, assistant gaoler; J. Rourke, turnkey; J.
Hudson, Government barrack contractor; George Jackson pilot;
J. Grey, barrack sergeant; Walter Scott, superintendent
of Government works; Martin Richardson , Government
contractor; Jesse Hannell, chief constable ; Thomas
Harrison lockup keeper; Alexander Flood postmaster; J.A.
Erskine, commissary R.J. Bowen coast officer.
James Hannell, Joseph McGreavy, Wicks Norton,
William Rouse Robert Tighe.
teachers George Fulford, Miss Hasking, Mrs. Jay
Lawyer Henry Boyce, whose place
of residence was Lake Macquarie.
Francis Berry, George Kimble, William Pepperhill
John Hutcheson William Page.
Cabinetmaker Benjamin Taylor.
dealers or storekeepers Mrs. Mary Ann Brunker, Thomas
Buxton, Thomas Bruce, James Croft, A. M. Davis,
Thomas Groves, Samuel Higgenden, H. Usher, and Mrs.
Elizabeth Ronald (Rowell).
Barber Joseph Spragg
Harness maker Henry
Boarding house keeper Patrick Diggins
Keeper of the Newcastle Temperance Coffee House Thomas
Boat builders were Peter Gow
William Greaves John George Thrum
Charles McDonald Shapter and Hunter
Boot and shoe
makers William Clarke Thomas Dalley L. Griffiths,
William Lucas J. McDempster Edward Sleigh William Stock
Blacksmiths Edward Priest John Howden John
Plasterers J. Kilfoil John Tanley
Robert Evenden of Stockton
Cloth Factory proprietors
Robert Fisher and A.E. Hayes, Stockton
superintendent John Wallace
Steel William Roberts John Roberts
coal works Alexander Brown was coal viewer William
Croasdell superintendent William Grades overseer John
Henderson clerk Henry Langbean, fitter up Everett Summers,
storekeeper Joseph Charlot and Thomas Owen the company's
blacksmiths. John Smith and William Page, Contractors
Thomas Goodall was an engineer residing at Stockton