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Gilbert Cory
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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 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.

Gilbert 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.

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 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).

Gilbert Cory (sen.,)died at Vacy in 1896.......

Death of Gilbert Cory in 1896


Notes and Links:

A Visit to Upper Paterson in 1872 - Australian Town and Country Journal

James AdairJohn BoughtonEdward Collison Close  - Green HillsGeorge CobbEdward Gostsyck CoryGilbert CoryJohn Corywilliam cummingsAndrew DixonRobert Corum DillonLeslie DuguidWilliam DunWilliam EvansGeorge FranklandWilliam HicksBeresford HudsonWilliam InnesRichard JonesJames KellyAndrew Lang - DunmoreRobert LethbridgeAlexander LivingstoneJames McClymontThomas McDougallGeorge MuirFind out more about MaitlandTimothy NowlanHenry Dixon Owen - AberglasslynRichard PritchettJames PhillipsJames Read (Reid)George Shaw RutherfordWalter ScottGentleman John SmithJohn Galt SmithHugh TorranceJohn TuckerSusannah Matilda WardSusannah Matilda WardWilliam Charles WentworthJohn WightonGorge WilliamsCaleb and Felix WilsonMarie Steamer at Paterson


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