Phillip Thorley

Male 1799 - 1883  (83 years)


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  • Name Phillip Thorley 
    Born 04 Aug 1799  Sydney Cove, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Nov 1828  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census of the Colony of New South Wales was taken in November 1828 
    1828 Census of the Colony of New South Wales, - Philip and Mary Thorley and family.
    1828 Census of the Colony of New South Wales, - Philip and Mary Thorley and family.
    1828 Census of the colony of New South Wales was taken in November 1828 and shows Philip, Mary and their three children, James, William and Elizabeth. They appear on pages 555 and 556
    Residence 17 Oct 1857  Ashgate Cottage, Clarrence Town, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    See daughter Ann Marriage Notice - Phillip Thorley, Esq, of Ashgate Cottage. 
    Marriage - Ann Thorley and John Melbourne Ireland
    Marriage - Ann Thorley and John Melbourne Ireland
    Ann Thorley and John Melbourne Ireland were Married 17th October 1857 at Clarence Town, New South Wales. The marriage announcement was published in The Maitland Mercury and Hunter river General Advertiser, Saturday 24 October 1857 on Page 2.
    Died 03 May 1883  Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, Singleton, New Southj Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    • PATRICK PLAINS

      The name Saint Patrick?s Plains was bestowed upon the area possibly by John Howe, the leader of the party which first reached it in 1819 and 1820. Howe?s first expedition crossed the mountains from Windsor and arrived at the river (he didn?t then know it was the Hunter) near the present-day Jerry?s Plains. The following year with a larger group, he used a modified and somewhat easier route, and on 15th March 1820 arrived at the river downstream at Whittingham, close to the present site of Singleton.
      The original name was soon shortened to Patrick Plains. Initially this name covered a very large area ? from the foothills of the range between the Hawkesbury and Hunter Rivers to the south, Maitland (then called Wallis Plains) to the east down river, and spread out into unknown country to the north and west. Districts as far afield as Scone (Invermein) and Merriwa (Gummun Plains) were included.
      Other names which were used in early settlement days were Wollombi Brook and Cockfighters Creek for the areas bordering this stream. Hunters River was the name for the area along the River, not only in the Patrick Plains area but for the whole length of the valley. And Goulburn River applied to the land along this tributary. By the early 1840 many settlements and villages had developed and were named, some officially and other informally. Names the early settlers had given to their grants were frequently adopted for a wider area.
      The first town, designated Whittingham by the authorities, never developed. Settlers preferred Benjamin Singleton?s chosen site where he had built his inn beside the ford. This early village had the advantage of being a good resting place for travellers and horses or bullocks before tackling the river crossing to proceed up the valley. When the first post office was set up the name Darlington was allotted to the town, but this has only persisted in a small part of what developed into the town of Singleton. By 1836 Benjamin Singleton was offering housing allotments for sale.
      In 1843 a district Council of Patrick Plains was set up, and this defined the districts as covering a more compact area than in the 1820s. It still began in the range between the Hawkesbury and Hunter Rivers in the south, and the range at the head of Fal Brook in the north; Black Creek (Branxton) to the east and Jerry?s Plains to the west. These boundaries remain. When, however, the Municipality of Singleton and the Shire of Patrick Plains amalgamated in 1975. The name Singleton was retained and Patrick Plains discarded. As time goes on less and less people remember the old name, so the Family History Society of Singleton Inc decided to keep the name alive, at least in a small way. Thus our journal became ?The Patrick Plains Gazette?.
    Person ID I6383  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2015 

    Family Mary Griffiths,   b. 30 May 1804, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan1874, Mt Thorley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 05 Feb 1821  Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. James Samuel Thorley,   b. 28 Oct 1823, Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1873, Mount Thorley, Patricks Plains, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +2. William Thorley,   b. 13 Aug 1825, Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1901, Murrumbidgerie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Thorley,   b. 28 Jul 1827, Mount Thorley Homestead, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1909, Bland St, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Mary Ann Thorley,   b. 22 Oct 1829, Peats Ferry,Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1878, Krui River, Cassilis, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +5. Edward T Thorley,   b. 24 Feb 1832, Hawkesbury River, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1901, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +6. Ann Thorley,   b. 18 Feb 1834, Peats Ferry Crossing, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1922,, Pitnacree Road, East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Aug 1799 - Sydney Cove, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Feb 1821 - Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Census of the Colony of New South Wales was taken in November 1828 - Nov 1828 - New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - See daughter Ann Marriage Notice - Phillip Thorley, Esq, of Ashgate Cottage. - 17 Oct 1857 - Ashgate Cottage, Clarrence Town, New South Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 May 1883 - Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, Singleton, New Southj Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S291] The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser Newspaper, 2 (Reliability: 3), 24 Oct 1857.
      Marriages - John Melbourne Ireland to Ann, Daughter of Phillip Thorley Esq, of Ashgate Cottage.

    2. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1883.
      Surname Thorley, Given Names Philip, Sex Male, event Death, Index year 1883, Aged 84, Died Singleton, Place of Registration Singleton, Registration Year 1883, Registration Number 11255

    3. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1821.
      Surname Griffiths, Given Names Mary, Sex Female, Event Marriage, Index Year 1821, Spouse Surname Thorley, Spouse Given Names Phillip, Spouse Sex Male, Denomination Church of England, Parish Richmond, Volume Number V18212695 3B,Registration Year 1821
      The Marriage was also registered V182143 156 and V1821154 156


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