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In March 1832 Australian Agricultural Company Commissioner Sir William Edward Parry, together with his party consisting of Henry Dangar, Charles Hall, William Telfer, six assigned servants and two natives passed through the Murrurundi district on their way to inspect land on the Liverpool Plains.

After leaving St. Heliers station, they arrived at Page's River where they halted on the banks of a pretty brook, (Pages River) opposite William Henry Warland's farm. The following day they crossed the Page and proceeded along a good flat road with generally good country being a valley between high hills closing in gradually. There was a high perpendicular mass of Pudding stone and after passing this they gradually descended for about a mile and a half through inferior country to the foot of the pass. They had been obliged to unload their dray entirely.

On the plains side the descent was easier and they then camped near a brook where some natives joined them. The natives inhabiting the region were from the Wanaruah and Kamilaroi tribes. Parry thought it noteworthy that as the Wanaruah or Kamilaroi tribesmen could not communicate with the natives from Port Stephens, the two tribes resorted to conversing fluently in English gibberish. [2]

This was Henry Dangar's second trip to the area and a few scattered settlers were already in the district having followed in his previous path. As well as William Warland mentioned above, Thomas Haydon resided in the area, and small settlers and ex convicts such as Benjamin Hall (Midas 1827) had also moved to the district and began to eke out a living from their land. The area was distant from law and order and in time came to be frequented by disreputable men with questionable means of support. Many were transient, stopping merely to patronize one of the two hotels or stock up on supplies at Rundle's Store before proceeding over the ranges.

In November 1840 the correspondent for the Australian reported that: A watch-house is much wanted at Murrurundi, but no contractors will undertake it, as Government requires good seasoned timber which cannot be procured in the bush, besides, they have not allowed enough for building it. Our Police Magistrate (John Anderson Robertson) cannot hold a court there for want of a temporary lock-up, which is much to be regretted; a Court could be held in the Inn, which has been offered, but our Police magistrate thinks otherwise, which some suppose is a good excuse for not visiting the Page. My humble opinion is, that holding Courts at the Page would be much more service to the public, than sallying out after bushrangers, and losing himself in the bush.[5]



BUSHRANGERS

In December 1840 the infamous Jewboy Gang  arrived in the village. After the gang had been hunted from their haunts in the lower valley they headed north where they robbed a store at Muswellbrook. Then with loaded packhorses they proceeded to Scone where they bailed up townsfolk at John Wilkie's St. Aubins Inn. After 23 year old storekeeper John Graham was shot and killed, the gang headed for the Liverpool Ranges. They arrived in Murrurundi, where they bailed up 30 people at James Henry Atkinson's Travellers' Rest Inn. Perhaps among their captives were postmaster John Button and pound keeper Anthony Charles Barlas. When they headed for the Liverpool Ranges they were unaware that Edward Denny Day and his pursuit party including Dr. John Gill were just a few hours behind them. The bushrangers were captured after a dramatic shoot out at Doughboy Hollow and were later executed.

By 1843 four constables and a chief constable were allowed at Murrurundi. - Law & Order at Murrurundi
 


THE FAMILY OF BUSHRANGER BEN HALL  

Murrurundi was said to be infested with a band of rogues and vagabonds committing all sorts of crime and drunkenness. The chief constable had the job of dispersing these 'idlers' and restoring order. An Association was formed to try to deal with the cattle duffers and horse thieves operating in the district. Rewards were offered for the capture of offenders and the Government was persuaded to offer immediate Ticket of Leave passes or Conditional Pardons.

In August 1845 the following notice was posted in the Government Gazette:

Whereas, it has been represented to the government that Benjamin Hall of Murrurundi, and Alexander Paterson, lately in charge of Mr. John Chilcott 's station; at Doughboy Hollow, against both of whom warrants have been issued for their apprehension on charges of horse stealing, have effected their escape; his Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified that, in addition to the pecuniary rewards offered for the apprehension of these persons by the Association recently formed in the upper Hunter District for the suppression of horses and cattle stealing, a ticket of leave will be granted to any prisoner of the crown who shall apprehend and lodge in gaol either of the above named parties, and if the person apprehending either of the above named already a ticket of leave holder, application will be made to her Majesty for the allowance to him a conditional pardon[3]  

It seems that townsfolk were reluctant to betray one another despite the inducement of rewards. James Gowan was lock up keeper in Murrurundi at this time. He was dismissed from his position after being accused of giving or permitting an intimation to Benjamin Hall to keep 'out of the way'. By March 1846 Gowan was the local school master. His school was eighty yards from the lockup and was said to be patronized by 'the most respectable people in Murrurundi.' One of his students was nine year old Mary Hall.

Six months after A Reward notice was posted, a Court case was heard at Maitland Quarter Sessions. William Hall the 13 year old son of missing Benjamin Hall was cross examined in Court as was his nine year old sister Mary. Mary stated that her brother William had been told by a fellow prisoner that if he did not do as he was told he would be sent away in a ship and drowned or be put in Newcastle gaol and hung. William was in fact put in a dark room near the Murrurundi lockup, the windows of which had been boarded up. It was said he cried very much through fear; he was kept there some days and then put in with another prisoner who told him' Beware of men in wigs, only give them such answers as suits'. The cries of the boy, terrified in the darkened room, were said to be such that they had brought tears to the eyes of the lockup keeper's wife. [4]

Although the prosecutor thought that William Hall, albeit young in years, was 'evidently old in crime and well versed in dissimulation', William must have impressed some in the Court that day as it was stated to the court that a gentleman was willing to take him as an apprentice, being strongly impressed with the belief that his obvious intelligence and energy of character could be turned to good account.

The Attorney General was of opinion that in the absence of the father who had absconded the court had authority to bind the boy. His mother Eliza (Somers) Hall, was in Court and consented to the arrangement. [7]

(William's father Benjamin Hall was captured at Mr. Hamilton's station on the Lachlan (near Bathurst) two years later by Trooper Hoy of the Mounted Police.)

Perhaps William Hall was more fortunate than his younger brother Ben Hall who was destined for an early grave after becoming one of Australia's best known Bushrangers.



DESCRIPTION OF MURRURUNDI BY JOSEPH PHIPPS TOWNSEND

 In the late 1840's Joseph Phipps Townsend after passing through Murrurundi described the area:

'Murrurundi affords a fair specimen of an inland town. We were greeted with the sight of something green; for the rain, probably attracted by the hills, often drives through the deep valleys as through so many open tunnels.

We have two inns both well built; and one is kept by a widow of real, homely, English aspect, and as kind and attentive as neat and respectable. Her nicely plaited widow's cap and her fine countenance tell a long and touching tale. There is a slab built Roman Catholic chapel, with broken windows and otherwise much out of repair; and, behind it, is an open graveyard, with some neat monuments and head stones. There are two or three brick cottages, and a tolerable sprinkling of bark huts; and, at a little distance in the bush, is the court house. Here divine service is performed once a month by a clergy man of the Church of England who travels twenty five miles for the purpose; and the magistrate's clerk gives the responses. A Roman Catholic priest comes from Maitland four times a year to shrive his flock at the slab built chapel. He also catches every stray drunkard, of whatever denomination, on whom he can lay his hands, and insists on his becoming a tee totaller. There is a large store, where every thing that can possibly be required in the bush is to be bought.

In one of the bark huts you would find a good natured, intelligent, and comfortable looking medical man, who came out in charge of emigrants, and has not exactly made up his mind when he shall return, but will probably think about it some day or other. In the meantime, he turns his skill to account, and is gradually accumulating cattle and horses; and, for the love he bears them, may perhaps become a fixture. He reads 'Blackwood,' and is fond of talking of 'that fine old fellow, Christopher North,' whom he follows through all his fishing excursions. In the climate of NSW a bark hut is as substantial a dwelling as a man needs; such abodes are often very comfortable; but they do not, unless double roofed, afford sufficient protection from the sun. The river Page runs, or rather lingers, in the rear of the town. The people seem happy and contented; and as all of them have cattle running on the waste land, they are at no loss either for meat, or a matter of constant interest.
' [1]

Although this gives a peaceful almost idyllic picture, the district still had a reputation for lawlessness. In April 1848 four men were tried in Maitland for the assault of a Constable at Murrurundi the previous February. A violent encounter occurred when a half drunken William Wilsdon 'grossly abused' Magistrate William Henry Warland rode through the town. Magistrate Warland instructed Constables McDonald and Doyle to arrest Wilsdon and the gathering crowd responded by obstructing the constables in their task. Constable Berkely and Mounted Policeman Trooper Barnam were called to assist and they were jostled and kicked particularly Berkely who was said to have been terribly bruised and hurt. Despite this the men accused were found not guilty as Constable Berkely, remaining loyal to the townsfolk and reluctant to betray them, had stated that the only blows received were from a man named Wood, (not one of the defendants). One of the magistrates hearing this case was Edward Denny Day. He could be forgiven for thinking that the rough little town had improved little since the days of the bushranging Jew Boy Gang.



LINKS

Obituary of Mrs. Thomas Haydon 1889

Murrurundi Reminiscences - Maitland Mercury 9 July 1889

A Visit to Murrurundi 1840s    - Rambles and observations in New South Wales ... By Joseph Phipps Townsend

List of people at a meeting held at Murrurundi who subscribed to build St. Joseph Chapel at Murrurundi - Australasian Chronicle 17 August 1841

The Shooting of Peter Clarke - Old time tragedy at Warland's Range Recalled - Scone Advocate 6 March 1953

A list of subscribers who contributed to the building of St. Joseph's Chapel in Murrurundi on 17 May 1841 - Australasian Chronicle 17 August 1841

Records of THE HAYDON FAMILY are substantial and long established pastoralists at Bloomfield North in the Upper Hunter Valley. (University of Newcastle)

Murrurundi & District Historical Society



MURRURUNDI DISTRICT RESIDENTS AND LAND HOLDERS 1840'S

ABBOTT, Thomas - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

ALLAGAN - Archibald  -  (? Archibald Allingham) - Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

BARLAS, A.C, - Pound keeper, 1840
 
BARNES - Thomas per 'Maitland' Obtained Ticket of leave 1846
 
BARNETT - George and Jonathon, Found not guilty of sheep stealing 1845. George Barnett Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
BARNUM - William. Trooper mounted police
 
BARTON - George 1847
 
BATTY - Robert Johnson 'Eden' Obtained Ticket of leave 1 'Eden' Obtained Ticket of leave 1847

BEVIN/ BEAVEN, BEAVAN, JohnPurchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

BELL - Patrick

BICKHAM- Estate at Page's River 6 miles from Murrurundi 1846

BIRKLEY - Thomas -  Appointed chief constable at Scone and Murrurundi 1847 (also Birkby)

BIRMINGHAM - Mary and Bridget -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

BLAIR - Thomas James. Offering reward for lost mare 1844. Clerk of Petty Sessions 1846
 
BLOOMFIELD - Alexander  - Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
BOOTE - James - 1847 Store keeper

BOWEN - Cornelius -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

BRADY - Patrick -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

BRADLEY - James and Mary 1847
 
BRENNAN - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
BRODIE - Alexander Gave Subscription to Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
BROWN - Robert -  Indicted for stealing 12/- from J. Bradley in Alexander Wightman's Hotel. Sentenced to 15 yrs transportation
 
BURNS - John -  Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

BURTON / BARTON - Robert - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
BURTON - Thomas, per 'Eden' Obtained ticket of leave 1846
 
BUTLER - Celia  - Wife of Henry Bishop, 1847 Publican

BUTLER - William per 'Surry' Ticket of Leave cancelled 1845

BUTTON - John, Postmaster 1839
 


 
CALLAGHAN -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

CADNESS - George -  per 'Maitland'. Obtained Ticket of Leave 1845

CAMERON, A. (?Alexander)- Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

CAREY - Thomas. Indicted for obtaining a saddle from Thomas Dun by false pretences. Acquitted 1846

CASSIDY - Francis -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841
 
CAVENAGH - Mary, 1841 - Wife of Michael Cavenagh
CAVENAGH - Michael 1841
 
CHILCOTT, John. Died 21 6 45 after accidentally shooting himself

CHINNERY - William 1847

CLARKE - John Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

COFFEY, R - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
COHEN - Lewis -  Woolpack Inn at Murrurundi 1848
 
COLE - William  - 1848

CONNOR - Charles -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841
 
CRAWLEY - William Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
COGHLAN - John per 'Forth' Obtained ticket of leave 1847

CUNNINGHAM - James -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841


DANGAR - Thomas - Won tender for mail between Scone and Murrurundi 1845
 
DANGAR - William  - Appointed councillor for district
 
DAVIS - Hart -  15,000 acres. Absentee Landholder

DAY, Margaret - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

DINTON - James - Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841


DODD- John -  Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
DONOHOE - William - Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

DOWLING - William 1847 constable
 
DOWNEY - Thomas per 'St. Vincent' Obtained ticket of leave 1847

DOYLE -  William - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
DUFFY- Michael, per 'Caroline'. Absconded from service of Hart Davis 1832

DUGGAN - William  - 1848 Sentenced to 3yrs on roads for attempting to defraud Lewis Cohen
 
DUNN - Thomas, Replaced as lockup keeper in 1835, constable 1846
 

EDWARDS, Mr. - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

EDWARDS Sergeant Thomas  - Mounted police 1847
 
ELLIS - James per 'Lord Lyndoch' . Obtained ticket of leave 1847
 
ELLIS -Samuel, 1846

 

FAIRBAIRN - Mrs. 1847

FALLON - Patrick  - Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

FALLON - Patrick - Indicted for stealing 12/- from J. Bradley in Alexander Wightman's Hotel Sentenced to 15 yrs transportation 1847

FALLOON,  James - Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841
 
FARRELL, John - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

FARRELLY - Michael per 'Heber' Ticket of leave obtained 1845.
 
FINGLETON (?Thomas) - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
GALLAGHER - Mrs. Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
GILL, Dr. John, Accompanied E.D. Day when he captured the Jew Boy Gang 1841
 
GOWAN, James Lock up keeper dismissed 1846

GOWER- Richard Constable1847
 
GRADY - James Mailman between Murrurundi and Tamworth. 1847
 
GWYNN - David -  1847



HALL  - Benjamin - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
HALL - Ben 1845 16 August. Warrant issued for apprehension

HALL - Thomas 1846
 
HALL - Mary 1846
 
HALL - Eliza 1846

HARRINGTON - Joseph -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

HARTWOOD - James - Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841
 
HARVEY - James, Sawyer in 1841
 
HARVEY - John Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

HAYDON - Thomas, Adjoining property to Dangar's Inn. Steward at Pages River Races 1842

HEATH, James - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
HOCK - James Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

HOGAN - Thomas - Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

HUMPHREY - Charles Henry 1847

HUTCHISON,  Thomas -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 

JOHNSTON - James, Chief constable 1846 / 1847
 
JOHNSON - John per 'Heber' Ticket of Leave cancelled 1847
 
JONES - Thomas per 'Lord Lyndoch' Obtained ticket of leave 1846

JUCHAU, James  - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)



KELLY, J. -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

KINGSTON - William. Opened stores at Murrurundi 1847

 

LENNARD - James  - 1846 Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
LEYTON - Thomas 1848 To revise electoral lists
 
LODER - Andrew Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
LONG - Thomas per 'Guildford' 1845 Ticket of leave

LOVEY -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
LOXTON - Thomas. Business of J.B. Rundle to be carried on by Thomas Loxton 1847. Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
LUKE - Joseph per 'Mangles' Obtained ticket of leave 1846



MACKINTOSH, Alexander S.F. - Poundkeeper at Murrurundi

MACNAMARA - Patrick - Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

MAHER - Thomas per 'Middlesex' Obtained ticket of leave 1846
 
MARSHALL - William  - Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
MARTYN - William  - Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
MCCONOCHIE - James 1846 Constable
 
MACDONALD - George. 1847 Waiter at Butler's hotel
 
MCDONALD Mathew  Constable 1847
 
MCDONOUGH /MCDONAGH - James (Captain Rock) Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846. Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
MCKENZIE - John . Witness in trial of Barnett 1846
 
MCMILLAN - James, Ticket of leave cancelled for being absent from district 1842
 
MELVILLE, - George Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

MITCHELL - John H. Auctioneer and Commission Agent 1845
 
MITCHELL - Mr. & Mrs. Opened school and receiving boarders 1845

MOLLOY - Thomas  - Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

MONAGHAN - Felix -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841
 
MOORE - James Scott 1848 auctioneer
 
MORRIS - Charles 1847

MOTLEY - Christopher -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841
 
MURPHY - James per 'Elphinstone' Obtained ticket of leave 1846
 
MURPHY - Martin 1846
 
MURRELLS - David, Ticket of leave

 

NEWMAN - Robert per 'Bengal Merchant' Obtained ticket of leave 1846

NICHOLLS - W (?William) - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

NIXON - John -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841
 
NORTHEY, JamesPurchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)



O'DELL - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

O'NEILL, James - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)


O'ROURKE - Michael per 'Forth' 1848 Obtained Ticket of Leave



PATERSON - Alexander. Warrant issued for arrest 1845
 
PEDLOW John -  In service to Ruth Phelps 1846
 
PERKINS - Michael . Sentenced 2yrs in irons 1846
 
PERRY - Thomas, per 'Hadlow'. Assigned servant of Hart Davis 1832
 
PHELPS - Ruth. 1846 -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

PIGGOTT, John  -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

 
PRATT - Thomas per 'Henry Porcher' Ticket of leave cancelled cancelled 1846

 

QUINLEY - Phillip -  Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846



REARDON - Dennis. Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846. Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
RICHARDSON - William per 'Lady Nugent' 1847 Obtained ticket of leave

ROACH - William - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
ROBERTS - John per 'Eden' Received ticket of leave 1844

ROBERTSON - Donald Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
RODWELL - Edward, per 'Waterloo. Obtained Ticket of leave 1845
 
ROLPH - Robert per 'Woodbridge' Obtained Ticket of leave 1846
 
ROSS - Alexander 1848 Found not guilty of assaulting Constable Berkeley
 
ROSS - John 1846
 
ROURKE - Richard 1847 Employed as a shepherd by Dr.Gill
 
RUNDLE - Jeremiah Brice -  Treasurer Pages River Races. Storekeeper
 
RUSHTON - Thomas 1846
 


SADLEIR - Anthony appointed chief constable 1848
 
SAUNDERS - George. Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
SEATON - Edward Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
SEXTON - Thomas Apprehended 1847

SHANAHAN, Dennis - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

SHAW - William -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

 
SHEARMAN - William, Found not guilty of murder of George Clerk 1841
 
SIMMONDS - Henry 1846
 
SIMMONDS - Thomas  - Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
SINGLE - Francis, Cresswell Park. 1842.
 
SOUTH - Richard, Publican at Atkinson's Inn. 1841

SPIER,  Edward -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841
 
STEEL, John Mytton, Newspaper correspondent known as John Tobias. Died 1846

STERRITT (James) -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
STRINGER - John, per 'Barossa' 1845
 
SULLIVAN - John, per 'St. Vincent' 1845
 
SWAINE - William per 'Planter'. Ticket of leave 1845

 

TANSLEY - James per 'Barossa', 1845

TAYLOR - Alice - Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

TELFORD - William
Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846
 
THOMSON - David Esq. Appointed Magistrate. Pentland,1847

TURNER - Charles per 'John' Obtained ticket of leave 1845
 
TURNER - Ninian, per 'Clyde', Obtained Ticket of leave 1845

 
WALSH -  Thomas -  Subscribed to build Catholic Church in 1841

WARRELL, (?WORRALL) ThomasPurchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

WARLAND - William Henry . Magistrate
 
WHALLEY ?(Whelan) - Charles per 'Marquis of Huntley'. Ticket of leave cancelled 1845
 
WHITE -Robert- per Surry charged with stealing a mare belonging to Archibald Bell.

WHITE - Robert -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

WILKIE - John Perrel -Innkeeper

WILLEY - George per 'America' Obtained ticket of leave 1846

WIGHTMAN - Adam Stuart, - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections).  Died of apoplexy aged 45, 1845
 
WIGHTMAN- Alexander. White Hart Inn -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
WIGHTMAN - John Gave subscription for Irish Relief Fund 1846

WIGHTMAN - Mrs. Caroline. - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections) - Lived at the White Hart Inn with her son Alexander 1847

WILCOTT - John -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)
 
WILCOX - John  - Ostler at Mr. Wightmans Inn.  4yr old son died when his clothes caught fire 1847

WILLIAMS, J -  Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)

WILSDEN, William 1848

WILSON - William - Purchased land in 1842 at Haydonton (Murrurundi). (Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections)



SOURCES

(1).  A Visit to Murrurundi 1840s    - Rambles and observations in New South Wales ... By Joseph Phipps Townsend

(2).  Dungog Chronicle, Early Days of Port Stephens, Extracts from Sir Edward Parry's Diary

(3).  Maitland Mercury 16 August 1845

(4). Maitland Mercury 18 March 1846

(5). The Australian 26 November 1840

(6). The Australian 26 November 1840

(7). Maitland Mercury 21 March 1846


(8) Map of Haydonton drawn by Alfred Levien of Maitland, 1842. Haydon Family Papers, University of Newcastle, Cultural Collections