Gilbert Gostwyck CORY, ,of Vacy Hall, Toowoomba.Mayor of Toowomba 1891.

Male 1839 - 1924  (84 years)


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  • Name Gilbert Gostwyck CORY 
    Suffix ,of Vacy Hall, Toowoomba.Mayor of Toowomba 1891. 
    Born 24 Nov 1839  Vacy, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) Friday 6 December 1839 p 3 Family Notices
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1924  Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 14 August 1924 p 8 Family Notices
    Buried Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):Gilbert was 15 years old when his mother died and may have been away at school in Parramatta.

      He travelled by horse to the Toowoomba area in 1858 at 19 years of age.He later became the Mayor of Toowoomba .He took up service at the Cecil Plains Station of James Taylor, a successful pastoralist, landowner and aspiring politician.

      After successfully managing the station for a number of years, Gilbert Cory married Taylor's daughter Ann Sophy and moved to Toowoomba where he took an active part in civic affairs. "Vacy Hall", in Russell Street, was built for him and his wife in 1873 as a wedding present by James Taylor who lived across the road in Clifford House.

      In addition to his political and community activities, Cory went on to be involved in a number of other pastoral ventures in Queensland.

      The original Vacy Hall was destroyed by fire in 1898 and replaced by the current brick and masonry building shortly afterwards.

      Three streets on the western side of Toowoomba '96 Gilbert, Gostwyck and Cory streets '96 are among the monuments directly named in honour of the city's 19th Mayor.

      Gilbert Gostwyck Cory, was elected Mayor of Toowoomba in 1891, and is probably best remembered for his "pioneering" work with the Toowoomba Turf Club and the Royal Agricultural Society. However, he was also associated with the Jondaryan Shire Council and was its chairman in 18944 and 1895.
    Person ID I21273  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 

    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 Jeanette Georgianna RENS,   b. 18 May 1815,   d. 27 Oct 1854, Vacy, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1838  St James, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) Thursday 25 January 1838 p 3 Family Notices"Mr. Gilbert Cory, of Davy(sic), Paterson's River,to Miss Jeannette Rens, Prince-street, Sydney."
    Family ID F8001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Sophy TAYLOR, ,daughter of James Taylor of Cecil Plains Station,   b. 1855,   d. 24 Aug 1909, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1873  Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1858 - 1880) Saturday 30 August 1873 p 3 Family Notices."By special licence, on the 28th August, by the Rev. Archdecean Glennie, assited by the Rev.Mr. Abraham, Ann Sophy, eldest daughter of the Hon. James Taylor, to GILBERT GOSTWYCH CORY,Esq., J.P., second son of G. Cory, Esq., of Vacy,Patterson River, and godson to the Hon. James Taylor. The ceremony was performed at St. James Church, Toowoomba. "
      Ann's father was Gilbert's God father
    Children 
     1. Sarah CORY,   b. 26 Jun 1874,   d. 18 Jul 1973  (Age 99 years)
     2. Jeannette CORY,   b. 1876,   d. 5 Feb 1879, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. Mary Helen"Nell" CORY,   b. 1878,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Edith Josephine CORY,   b. 1882,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Gostwyck CORY,   b. 1892,   d. 15 Jul 1907, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F8018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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