George Gilbert CORY, ,Manager of ‘Tooloom’’ , and ‘Gordon Brook’ Stations

Male 1873 - 1956  (83 years)


Personal Information

  • Name George Gilbert CORY 
    Suffix ,Manager of ‘Tooloom’’ , and ‘Gordon Brook’ Stations 
    Born 15 Mar 1873  Vacy, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Dec 1956  Warwick, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):George Cory left 'Vacy' early 1891 and rode from the Hunter Valley to take up a position as a Jackeroo at 'Rockwood' in the Armidale area. He spent some time on the way doing various jobs including several months on the Stewart Brook gold fields, arriving 'Rockwood' about October 1891. In 1895, George Cory was Appointed Manager at 'Rockwood'.

      George joined the 'Maitland Light Horse' which in 1889 was one of the loosely brigaded amalgamated to become the 'New South Wales Cavalry Regiment (re-designated New South Wales Lancers 1884)' the Hunter River troop then being designated 'D '96 Hunter River Troop' [PV Vernon Royal New South Wales Lancers 1885 '96 1985 pp28] before leaving the Patterson in 1891. By 1898 he had transferred to 'E' Sqn Australian Horse [The Sydney Morning Herald 25th Feb 1902] (Gunnedah, Boggabri, Tamworth, Armidale) established in 1898 where he was a Sergeant Major , having to ride 25 kilometers to attend Parades.

      In Sept 1900 George Cory was involved in the hunt for the Bushrangers Jimmy and Joe Governor and Jacky Underwood .

      1902-1903, George Cory appointed as Manager of 'Tooloom'' Station on the Clarence River then owned by the White Bros,and later Manager of 'Gordon Brook' Station,Copmanhurst, NSW
    Person ID I21271  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2015 

    Father Gilbert CORY, ,of "Vacy",Paterson,New South Wales.,   b. 14 Jan 1812, Holsworthy, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1896, Vacy, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Elizabeth HAINES,   b. 15 Sep 1833, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire, England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1924, Ashtonleigh, Vacy, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1876  the Presbyterian Manse, East Maitland, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage record lists Charlotte as a Widow,her first husband William Thomas Hingston having died prior to this marriage to Gilbert.

      Their six younger children were registered as Hingstons,but were always known as Cory's ,and Gilbert's children,a fact borne out in his will in which he names the children as his.The children were all born before Gilbert and Charlotte married in 1876,the first child in 1859,the youngest in 1873.

      "Ashtonleigh", (the cottage on the edge of Vacy township)was built for Charlotte (2nd wife of Gilbert Cory) after her husband's death , and she and her daughters Charlotte-born1859-(Worthington,married 1883) ,Susan Annie -born1861(remained unmarried),and Gertrude Gilberta Ashwick Cory -born 1871-(later Cox ,married after Gilberts death in 1896) were the beneficiaries of all remaining property ,personal effects and personal belongings in Gilberts Will, and no property was to be sold until after wife Charlottes death - which occurred on 16th April 1924

      Her unmarried daughters Susan Annie ,and Gertrude lived with Charlotte in Astonleigh, until Gertrude married in 1899, and then the unmarried Susan Annie remained there until Charlotte's death in 1924

      It was in 1927 , three years after Charlottes death , that the entire Vacy estate was disposed of (this would have included Charlotte's residence,Ashtonleigh) ,comprising 60 farms, grazing areas, town allotment's, Post Office, Hotel, Butchery, Stores, and Bakery. This ended nearly 100 years association of the Cory's and the Hunter Valley
    Family ID F8000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Estelle Jean WISEMAN,   b. 10 May 1877, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1943, Warwick, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1903  Bundarra, New South Wales.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jean"Betty" CORY,   b. 19 Jun 1904, Bundarra, New South Wales.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Dorothy Joan CORY,   b. 22 Nov 1906, ‘Tooloom’ Station, via Casino, New South Wales.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elsie Vacy"Ness" CORY,   b. 29 Jul 1908, ‘Tooloom’ Station, via Casino, New South Wales.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1987, Warwick, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Gilbert Richard Isler CORY,   b. 4 Aug 1910, "Gordonbrook" Station, Copmanhurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1989, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Joyce Gostwyck CORY,   b. 10 Oct 1912, "Gordonbrook" Station, Copmanhurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2012  (Age 99 years)
     6. Gostwyck Clarence"Gos" CORY,   b. 5 Feb 1914, "Gordonbrook" Station, Copmanhurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992, Caloundra, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Jack CORY,   b. 19 May 1917, "Gordonbrook" Station, Copmanhurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1917, "Gordonbrook" Station, Copmanhurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F8025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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