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John Cory
Coryvale - Vacy

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John Cory arrived in Australia on the Allies in 1823. Later that year he travelled to the Paterson River district with his son Edward Cory and their friend from Devon John Boughton.

At the Paterson, land was selected and named Cory Vale. He purchased further estates naming them Poltimore (Pattimore) and Vacy (Vasy).

Cory Vale was situated where the Allyn river meets the Paterson.  There was a track running through the grant of Cory Vale which easterly met the track leading to Wallaroba or to the west entered Adair's grant and then headed south through Vacy, Tillimby, Cintra, Tocal, Dunmore and on to the Hunter River.

The following convicts were assigned to John Cory in 1824 and 1825 and would have been the first assigned servants on the Vacy estate:

John Brereton per Isabella - assigned ton 1824

James Dermody per Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

Edward Gregory per Hebe assigned in 1824

William Jones per Medina assigned in 1824

John Calderwood per Prince Regent assigned in 1824

Michael Marr  or Managarer Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

Daniel Keating per Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

John Power per Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

Thomas Liddell per Mangles punished in 1824

Denis Daley per Isabella assigned in 1824

John Poor per Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

John Owen per Prince Regent punished in 1825

John Cory returned to England in 1827. His son John Johnson Cory, a retired Naval Officer arrived in Australia on the Strathfieldsaye in July 1833 and died in 1839.


Notes & Links:

Arrival of Lieutenant Cory on the Strathfieldsaye

Death of Lieutenant Cory in 1839

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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