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Hunter Valley Settlers
George Boyle White
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Hunter River, Glendon, Darlington, Singleton, Patrick Plains

George Boyle White.......

Mirannie - a grant to Maria Mudie. Situated on a tributary of Glendon Brook

Greenwood Estate - 325 acres purchased by George B. White and Captain George Green c. 1831. Situated near Singleton.


Brief Timeline....

1802 - George Boyle White was born 24 August 1802 in Ireland.

1826 - Arrived in New South Wales on the Cawrey in January

1827 - Employed as Assistant Surveyor in New South Wales

1830 - Surveyed Maitland

1830 - Married Maria, the daughter of James Mudie of Castle Forbes

1831 - Accompanied Sir Thomas Mitchell and Heneage Finch on their expedition to the Barwon River

1832 - Surveyed land of the Australian Agricultural Company1833 - Surveyed Muswellbrook

1834 - Infant daughter died 4 August 1834 at Lochinvar

1835 - Surveyed Raymond Terrace

1838 - Promoted to Surveyor. Hunter River District

1844 - Surveyed Hunter River preparatory to dredging

1844 - Selling by auction 3500 sheep, 1000 cattle, horses, carts, drays, oxen

1844 - 'Greenwood Estate'. To be sold by order of trustees.

1848 - Youngest daughter Maria Larnach White died 3 years 8 months of age at Greenwood , Singleton

1853 - Retired

1876 - Died 25 May 1876.


In June 1844 the Estates of George Boyle White were advertised for auction, 14 lots in all. It was stated that everybody that had ever visited Hunter's River must have heard of Mrs. White's beautiful Greenwood Estate. It consisted of 380 acres and adjoined the Town of Singleton; the most part of it was cleared and fenced and returning yearly rent of 15/- per acre. There was a cottage, office, outbuildings, Vinery, 7 acre garden and an orchard where every variety of fruit was grown in perfection and plenty.

Also for auction was a Church section adjoining Greenwood consisting of 585 acres; a cottage and land at East Maitland; 1280 acres on Miranne Estate, 1000 acres on Miranne estate (this was on a tributary of Glendon Brook; and an 86 acres farm at Lochinvar. Eight hundred head of cattle were running at the Severn under the superintendent of Mr. Hethrington and 300 head of cattle at Miranne Creek together with 50 head of cattle at Greewood. There were 2500 fine woolled sheep, horse stock, household furniture and 250 bushells of wheat also offered for auction.



George Boyle White - Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

 West Cork History

G.B. White of the Hunter Valley



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