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Tocal directory 1822 to 1964

Tocal is the ancestral home of the Wonnarua people. This directory covers the period at Tocal from its European settlement in 1822, until 1964.

 

Abbreviations:

BDM births, deaths, marriages
GG NSW Government Gazette
FML Ferguson Memorial Library, Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of New South Wales
ML Mitchell Library
MM Maitland Mercury
SG Sydney Gazette
SH Sydney Herald
SMH Sydney Morning Herald
SR State Records of NSW
* assigned to ‘JP Webber’ and not possible to tell if it is to James Phillips Webber at Tocal or to his brother John Phillips Webber at Penshurst

 

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Surname

Given names

Summary information

Abrey

William

  • convict (ship: Marquis of Wellington, 1815). Aug 1822 detained as Government servant to James Webber, Tocal, but he refused to keep him and he was returned to Sydney. NSW Colonial Secretary, Monthly Returns of Punishments, Newcastle 1810-1825. SR reel 6023 4/1718 p155

Addey

William

  • convict (ship: Mangles, 1837). A farrier from London, in 1836 sentenced at age 19 to 7 years for stealing a coat. Received his certificate of freedom in 1843 (no.43/0909). SR Convict Indents, fiche 727 page 75
  • assigned to C & F Wilson, Hunter River (Tocal). General Return of Convicts in NSW 1837

Alexander

Charles Boyd

  • born in Victoria in 1864, moved to Tocal with his siblings Jean, Isabella and Robert when the family purchased the estate in 1926. He was the sole surviving member of the Alexander family at Tocal from 1938. He died in 1947 and today's CB Alexander Campus of Tocal College was established as a result of his bequest, opening in 1965 as the CB Alexander Presbyterian Agricultural College (Brouwer, 2007)

Alexander

Isabella

  • born in Victoria in 1853, moved to Tocal with her siblings Jean, Robert and Charles when the family purchased the estate in 1926. Died in 1933 (Brouwer, 2007)

Alexander

Jane (Jean)

  • born in Scotland in 1851, emigrated to Australia with her family in 1852. Purchased the Tocal estate in 1926 and moved into residence there with her siblings Charles, Isabella and Robert. Died at Tocal in 1938 (Brouwer, 2007)

Alexander

Robert

  • born in Victoria in 1861, moved to Tocal with his siblings Jean, Isabella and Charles when the family purchased the estate in 1926. Died in 1929 (Brouwer, 2007)

Andrews

William

  • convict (ship: Guildford, 1827). A brassfounder from Birmingham. In 1826 at age 18 given a life sentence for house breaking. Received his Ticket of Leave for the Paterson district in 1841 (no.41/1070) and Conditional Pardon in 1847 (no.47/383). SR Convict Indents, fiche 664 page 113
  • assigned to James Webber (Tocal) 22 July 1829. State Records reel 1043/461 Col Sec correspondence
  • absconded from Webber's employment in 1833. GG 7 Aug 1833 p302 & 25 Sep 1833 p393

Armstrong

Margaret

  • wife of William, Tocal, May 1840. Hunter Valley Directory 1841

Armstrong

Mary Ann

  • parents William and Margaret. Mary Ann was born at Tocal on 2 April 1840 (Baptised 18 May 1840). Marriage and Baptismal Register, Paterson 1837-1865 M/PAT/OS, FML

Armstrong

William

  • overseer Tocal, May 1840. Hunter Valley Directory 1841
  • The family came to Australia on the Formosa in 1839 and had moved to the Namoi by 1845 (pers comm descendant)

Bailey

Beatrice

  • nee Jackson, started work at Tocal in 1936 at the age of 18 and finished in 1938. She undertook household duties, including cooking, for the Alexanders (Brouwer, 2007; Tocal History Notes vol.17, 2009)

Batt

James

  • convict (ship: Hercules, 1825). A ploughman from Harts with a life sentence for sheep stealing. Ticket of Leave 1836, Conditional Pardon 1845. Assigned to James Webber at Tocal on arrival but re-assigned elsewhere the same year. SR Convict Indents fiche 655 page 193; butts for TOL & COF; 1823-25 Census of New South Wales; PRO London, Criminal Registers HO27/27 [reel 2769]

Beggs

George

  • Convict (ship: Henry Porcher, 1825). A carter from Dublin, in 1825 at age 19 he received a life sentence. Described as a 'lunatic' in 1846 (Col Sec 46-7656). SR Convict Indents, fiche 659 page 1
  • absconded from service of James Webber, Tocal in 1833. GG 10 April 1833 p133

Bell

Ruth

(Bella)

  • a governess to the Reynolds family, living at the bungalow at Glendarra when it was destroyed by fire in 1944 (Tocal History Notes vol.10, 2002)

Benson

John

  • convict (ship: Recovery, 1819), life sentence for burglary. In the service of James Webber, Tocal Sept 1823. Request to be victualled from the store at Newcastle for 6 months. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers. SR reel 6011 4/3509 p230

Brearly

John

  • convict (ship: Hooghley, 1825). From Co Sligo, Ireland, "ploughs and shears", life sentence at age 26. Assigned to "Webber" (Tocal) in 1825. SR Convict Indents, fiche 655 page 160

Brewer

George

  • working for C Reynolds, probably at Tocal. Brought before Police Bench charged with refusal to work. MM 25 May 1844

Brotherson

George

  • lived at Tocal, son of Samuel Brotherson. MM 2 Oct 1866

Brotherson

Patrick

  • lived at Tocal, son of Samuel Brotherson. MM 2 Oct 1866

Brotherson

Samuel

  • farm worker at Tocal, employed by C Reynolds . MM 2 Oct 1866

Brotherson

William

  • lived at Tocal, son of Samuel Brotherson. William drowned in Webber's Creek 28 September 1866.   MM 2 Oct 1866

Brown

Jenny

  • nee Gould, married Ron Brown. They lived in the workman's cottage at Glendarra from 1940 until at least 1944 (Reynolds, 2006; Tocal History Notes vol.10, 2002)

Brown

Ron

  • married Jenny Gould. When Frank (Boy) Reynolds died in 1940 they moved into the workman's cottage at Glendarra. Ron worked the property and started a dairy (Reynolds, 2006)

Brownlea

James

  • convict (ship: Mangles, 1828). 7 year sentence, protestant, labourer, age 31 (1828), assigned to James Webber, Tocal. Census of NSW 1828.
  • from Armagh, Ireland, a farm servant and butcher, convicted of cow stealing. Received ticket of leave in 1833 and certificate of freedom in 1834. SR Convict Indents, fiche 669, page 71

Burgess

James

  • living at Tocal 1876-77. NSW Electoral Roll for The Paterson 1876-77

Butler

May Rose

  • born at Glendarra (Tocal) 20 May 1891, parents William and Elizabeth. Pers comm descendant & index to BDM's on CD

Byrne

Philip

  • convict (ship: Ann & Amelia, 1825) in the service of James Webber, February 1825. 100 lashes ordered by the Bench, Wallis Plains (50 for refusing work, 50 for false accusations against his master). NSW Colonial Secretary, Monthly Returns of Punishments, Newcastle 1810-1825. SR reel 6023 4/1718 p199
  • a groom from Dublin who received a life sentence in 1824 at age 18. Received his Ticket of Leave in 1844. SR Convict Indents, fiche 654 page 135

Cain

(Kain)

Daniel

  • convict (ship: Minerva, 1819) assigned to James Webber, Tocal, Feb 1824. NSW Colonial Secretary, Convict Papers and returns. SR reel 6028 2/8283 p77
  • a labourer from Waterford, Ireland, who received a life sentence at age 22. He received his Ticket of Leave in 1841 and a Conditional Pardon in 1848. SR Convict Indents, fiche 642 page 444
  • in March 1824 he received 75 lashes for running away while at Tocal. He was returned from Sydney for punishment. NSW Colonial Secretary, Monthly Returns of Punishments, Newcastle 1810-1825. SR reel 6023 4/1718 p179

Callaghan

Daniel

  • convict (ship: Marquis of Huntley, 1828). Tobacconist, assigned to James Webber, Tocal. Census of NSW 1828
  • an errand boy from Cork who received a 7 year sentence in 1827 at age 15 for house robbery. Certificate of Freedom 1834. SR Convict Indents, fiche 668 page 28

Callaghan

Thomas

  • convict (ship: Asia, 1825). A ploughman from Co. Meath, life sentence, age 25. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber, Tocal. SR Convict Indents, fiche 655 page 149

Campbell

John

  • convict (ship: Countess of Harcourt, 1827). Labourer, assigned to James Webber, Tocal. Census of NSW 1828
  • a farm man from Westneath who received a 7 year sentence at age 28 in 1826 for sheep stealing. Assigned to Tocal  on arrival in NSW in 1827. Received his Certificate of Freedom in 1833 (no.33/366). SR Convict Indents, fiche 664, page 96

Caroll

Denis

  • convict (ship: Hooghley, 1825). Alias Dwyer. A ploughman from Tipperary, 7 year sentence, age 34. Assigned on arrival to Webber at Tocal. SR Convict Indents, fiche 655 page 162 
  • assigned to James Webber, Tocal. Census of NSW 1828. (listed as Denis Conell)

Carr

Patrick

  • convict (ship: Asia, 1825). A ploughman and shearer from Co. Meath, life sentence, age 25. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber (Tocal). Died at Norfolk Island 1832. SR Convict Indents, fiche 655 page 149

Casey*

Thomas

  • convict (ship: Mariner, 1827). A farmer's labourer from Sligo, Ireland, convicted in 1826 at age 23 of horse stealing, life sentence. Assigned on arrival in 1827 to J P Webber (Tocal). Received his Ticket of Leave in 1839 (no.39/1322). SR Convict Indents, fiche 664 page 72

Caton

Thomas

  • convict (ship: Bengal Merchant 1838). A file cutter from Lancashire, 14 year sentence for housebreaking, age 21. SR Convict Indents, fiche 733 page 78
  • assigned to F Wilson, Tocal (Aug 1840). Hunter Valley Directory 1841

Chambers

Alice

  • worked as cook and domestic servant at Tocal from 1915 to 1916, married Leslie Earle (Daly) Kidd in 1916 (Meehan, 2000)

Chandler

May

  • housemaid at Tocal 1922-1923. She lived in various houses on Tocal, Glendarra and Duninald with Bill Kidd (Meehan, 2000; Brouwer, Meehan and Brown, 2005)

Chantry

Edward

  • convict (ship: Marquis of Huntley, 1835). A brickmaker from Nottingham who received a life sentence in 1834 at age 22 for house breaking. SR Convict Indents, fiche 694 page 32.
  • assigned to C & F Wilson, Paterson. General Return of Convicts in NSW 1837. Assigned to F Wilson, Tocal (Sept 1842). Hunter Valley Directory 1841
  • Received his Ticket of Leave in 1843 (no.43/2002)

Chapman

William

  • 1826/27 a tenant farmer at Tocal. Wentworth Family Papers - lists of landowners 1826-27. Mitchell Library ML A767 CY reel 736 p56
  • he came free to NSW in 1823 as a servant to Edward Gostwyck Cory. SR Col Sec fiche 3123 4/1840c p661

Clark

Matthew

  • convict (ship: Lord Sidmouth, 1819). Assigned to James Webber, Tocal, Oct 1824. NSW Colonial Secretary, Convict Papers and returns. SR reel 6028 2/8283 p95
  • a sailor from Lincolnshire who received a 7 year sentence in 1818 at age 32. Certificate of Freedom 1825. SR Convict Indents, fiche 641, page 288

Clarke

George

  • son of Ralph Mills Clarke and Ann Clarke (Pugh), lived at Tocal from birth in 1834 to 1838, married Sarah Kidd of Tocal in 1858. At that time George was aged 22 and Sarah 16
  • employed at Tocal c1858-1871

Clarke

Henry

  • son of Ralph Mills Clarke and Ann Clarke (Pugh). Born at Tocal 20 April 1840. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145
  • married 1863 at Paterson. Church register reads as follows: Henry Clarke, farmer, 34, Tocal, married Harriet Wells, farmer's daughter, 17, Bona Vista. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Clarke

Ann

  • nee Pugh, wife of Ralph Mills Clarke (see below)
  • in 1841 widowed with two young sons. She then married James Clements and they lived at Webbers Creek. (Clements, 1996)

Clarke

Matilda

  • born 11 March 1862, parents George and Sarah, Tocal, father's occupation servant. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Clarke

Ralph Mills

  • born in London in 1788, son of George Clarke and Eleanor Mills, probably worked in his father's business at Knightsbridge as a carpenter and builder. [Source unless otherwise stated: Tocal History Notes vol.2, 1998]
  • in 1810 became a Royal Marine and saw action in several battles
  • in 1817 he travelled to Australia as one of the ship's company on Dick captained by Phillip Parker King. King was sent to Australia to chart the coastline, completing the work done by Flinders and Cook. Clarke served as a steward on The Mermaid which was used for most of the survey work. (They Came as Strangers, Loftus Dun, 1997)
  • in 1818 Clarke left The Mermaid and went to Parramatta and then arrived in the Paterson area about 1821. When Rev George Middleton selected land for a Glebe at Patersons Plains in 1821 Clarke built and lived in a hut on the northern section (now part of Tocal)
  • in 1822 Clarke built the house for Tocal's first settler, James Phillips Webber
  • from 1826 to 1830 Clarke was Chief Constable of Patersons Plains
  • 1826/27 he was a tenant farmer at Tocal. Wentworth Family Papers - lists of landowners 1826-27. Mitchell Library ML A767 CY reel 736 p56
  • in 1828 he married Ann Pugh in the Chapel-Schoolhouse at Lemon Grove. (250 years of Swan Family History, S Coote, 1985)
  • superintendent at Tocal on and off from 1834 until his death in 1841. He was Killed by a falling tree while building Tocal Homestead

Clarke

Richard

  • convict (ship: Providence, 1811) in the service of James Webber, Tocal Sept 1823. Request to be victualled from the store at Newcastle for 6 months. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers. SR reel 6011 4/3509 p230
  • tried in the  City of Limerick in 1809, received a life sentence. Sent to Tasmania in 1814, conditional pardon 1820, and further sentenced to Newcastle in 1821. His wife came with him to Newcastle. SR Convict Indents, fiche 633, page 366 and various Col Sec correspondence
  • leaseholder on 'Vacy' 1830, married

Cleaver

Sarah Ann

  • married 19 March 1859 at Paterson. Church register reads as follows: Sarah Ann Cleaver, servant, 25,  Tocal, married Thomas Ockley, labourer, 25, Tocal. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Clements

Alfred

  • born 16 August 1853 at Tocal, parents James and Ann (see below). BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Clements

Emma

  • born 8 May 1850 at Tocal, parents James and Ann (see below). Records of Baptisms, Burials & Marriages (microfilm), Parish of Houghton 1850, vol 35

Clements

James William

  • convict (ship: Captain Cook, 1833). A servant boy from London, life sentence for picking pockets, age 16. Ticket of Leave 1841, Conditional Pardon 1847. SR Convict Indents, fiche 704, page 99
  • born London 1820, married Ann Clarke widow of Ralph Mills Clarke in 1846. (The Clements-Paterson Connection, P Clements, 1994)
  • assigned on arrival to James Webber at Tocal. PRO London, HO10/30. NSW Convicts Arrived 1833-34.
  • at Tocal in 1837, assigned to C & F Wilson. General Return of Convicts in NSW 1837
  • farmer at Tocal 1848. The Kidd Family in Australia 1829-2000 by Esme Meehan (2000)
  • farmer at Tocal 1850, 1853. Records of Baptisms, Burials & Marriages (microfilm), Parish of Houghton 1850, vol 35. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Clements

James Fredrick

  • born at Tocal 20 June 1848, son of James and Ann. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145 
  • was residing at Tocal in 1874 when he married Emily Presland of Vacy. SMH 26 September 1874

Clewley

William

  • convict (ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes, 1830). A stableman and coachman from Oxford, 7 year sentence for picking pockets, age 24. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber (Tocal), Patersons Plains. Ticket of Leave 1834, Certificate of Freedom 1836. SR Convict Indents, fiche 674  page 55

Clode

Bert

  • lived and worked at Tocal for the Miss Curtises from 1956 to 1962 and lived with his wife Joan in what is now the dairy manager's cottage which was fairly new at the time (Tocal History Notes vol.11, 2002)

Clode

Emily

  • married Richard Kidd in 1895. Richard worked on Tocal and Glendarra until 1911 (Meehan, 2000)

Clode

Joan

  • wife of Bert. They lived at Tocal from 1956 to 1962 (Tocal History Notes vol.11, 2002)

Cobden

 

  • superintendent, Tocal, November and December 1842. NSW BDMs V1842 1248 26B; SMH 4 November 1842

Cobden

Sarch Maude

  • Mrs, Tocal, died Dec 1842. NSW BDMs V1842 1248 26B

Coghlan*

Richard

  • convict (ship: Mangles, 1828). A house painter from Dublin, 7 year sentence for stealing clothes, age 20. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber, Patersons Plains (Tocal). Certificate of Freedom 1836. SR Convict Indents, fiche 669, page 73

Coleman

Dennis

  • was living at Tocal in 1873-74. NSW Electoral Roll for The Paterson, 1873-74

Connelly

Michael

  • convict (ship: Southworth, 1822). An errand boy from Galway, 7 year sentence, age 17. Certificate of Freedom 1828. SR Convict Indents, fiche 647, page 81
  • assigned to JP Webber (Tocal) 1825. SR Col Sec reel 586 4/4522

Cook

George

  • Tocal. Buried 3 Aug 1855, aged 14 months (Clements, 1996)

Cooper

Alfred

  • convict (ship: Phoenix, 1828). A mason's labourer from Oxford, life sentence for picking pockets, age 19. Ticket of Leave 1836, Conditional Pardon 1847. SR Convict Indents, fiche 669, page 94.
  • assigned to James Webber, Tocal. Census of NSW 1828

Cooper

John Darby

  • convict (ship: Atlas, 1819). A labourer from Cheshire, 7 year sentence, age 26. Certificate of Freedom 1825. SR Convict Indents, fiche 642, page 401
  • in the service of James Webber, Tocal Sept 1823. Request to be victualled from the store at Newcastle for 6 months. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers. SR reel 6011 4/3509 p230

Corrigan

Elijah

  • convict (ship: James Laing, 1834). An errand boy from Belfast, 7 year sentence for stealing clothes, age 17. Certificate of Freedom 1842. SR Convict Indents, fiche 709, page 73
  • in the service of C & F Wilson, Tocal. 50 lashes for absconding, 50 lashes for neglect of work, July 1835; 100 lashes for insolence 7 January 1836; 28 days jail for neglect of duty and disobedience of orders 30 January 1836; 50 lashes for neglect of work 1 August 1836. State Records reel 662, Return of Convicts Tried at Paterson

Cory

Jeanette Rens

  • see entry under her married name, Jeanette Reynolds

Costigan

(Cortigan)

Patrick

  • Convict (ship: Countess of Harcourt, 1827). A farm man from Dublin, 7 years for highway robbery, age 22, assigned on arrival to JP Webber at Tocal. Certificate of Freedom 1833. SR Convict Indents, fiche 664 page 96
  • died violently in April 1837 while working at Tocal as a free man. A Tocal convict named Bernard Lyons was convicted of manslaughter. SH 11 May 1837; SR 9/6309 Clerk of Peace, Depositions - Supreme Court, Paterson 1837. SR reel 2389 X731 Returns of Prisoners Convicted by the Supreme Court 1833-37

Craighton

Eliza

  • daughter of Richard Craighton, farmer, Tocal. She married March 1865 at Paterson. Church register reads as follows: John Kidd, labourer, 19, Tocal, married Eliza Craighton, farmer's daughter, 23, Tocal. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Craighton

(Creighton)

Richard

  • farmer at Tocal 1865 (Meehan, 2000)

Crick

(Creek)

Jonas

  • convict (ship: Phoenix, 1828). A plough and fisherman from Suffolk, 7 years for stealing malt, age 30. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber (Tocal). Ticket of Leave 1832, Certificate of Freedom 1834. SR Convict Indents, fiche 669 page 95. Census of NSW 1828

Culbert

James

  • resident at Tocal 1874-75. NSW Electoral Roll for The Paterson 1874-75

Culbert

Nicholas

  • Probably a son of James Culbert (see above). James, Nicholas and Thomas Culbert were ringbarking on Tocal for Frank Reynolds for about 18 months in 1873/74. MM 28 November 1874

Culbert

Thomas

  • Probably a son of James Culbert (see above). James, Nicholas and Thomas Culbert were ringbarking on Tocal for Frank Reynolds for about 18 months in 1873/74. MM 28 November 1874

Cullen*

James

  • convict (ship: Mangles, 1828). An errand boy from Antrim, 7 years for stealing sheets, age 15. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber, Patersons Plains. Certificate of Freedom Sep1834, died at Newcastle Nov 1834. SR Convict Indents, fiche 669 page 72

Curtis

Marguerita

(Rita)

  • the unmarried niece of Charles Alexander. She and her sister Myrtle lived at Tocal with Charles from 1939. Marguerita died at Tocal in 1985, aged 97

Curtis

Myrtle

  • the unmarried niece of Charles Alexander. She and her sister Marguerita lived at Tocal with Charles from 1939. Myrtle died at Tocal in 1985, aged 94

Davenport

John

  • convict (ship: Ocean 1823) a ploughman from Cheshire, 7 year sentence, age 24. Certificate of Freedom 1829. SR Convict Indents, fiche 650 page 72
  • assigned to James Webber, Tocal, Sep 1823. NSW Colonial Secretary, Misc records relating to convicts and criminal and legal matters. SR fiche 3290 p31

Day

William

  • worked at Tocal in 1857. (from birth certificate for one of his children, pers comm, descendant)

Dearden

Adam

  • convict (ship: Captain Cook, 1833). A weaver from Yorkshire, 7 year sentence for stealing duck, age 28. Ticket of Leave 1839, Certificate of Freedom 1840. SR Convict Indents, fiche 687 page 7
  • assigned on arrival to James Webber, Tocal. PRO London, HO10/30. NSW, Convicts Arrived 1833-34

Dobson

Roger

  • convict (ship: Ocean, 1823). A ploughman from Yorkshire, 7 year sentence, age 22. Ticket of Leave 1834. Conditional Pardon 1848. SR Convict Indents, fiche 650 page 76 
  • assigned to James Webber, Tocal, Sep 1823. NSW Colonial Secretary, Misc records relating to convicts and criminal and legal matters. SR fiche 3290 p31. Still at Tocal 1828. Census of NSW 1828 . At Paterson 1841. Hunter Valley Directory 1841

Douglas*

James

  • convict (ship: Layton, 1829). A tailor from Perthshire, 7 year sentence for stealing a clock, age 24. Certificate of Freedom 1835. SR Convict Indents, fiche 673 page 248
  • In the service of Webber, October 1831. NSW Colonial Secretary, letters sent, 4/3672 p38 [reel 1044]

Doust

Kathleen

  • see entry under her married name, Kathleen Reynolds

Dowling

James

  • convict (ship: James Laing, 1834). A farm servant from Westmeath, life sentence for cow stealing, age 32. Died in Newcastle Hospital 1840. SR Convict Indents, fiche 709 page 73 and fiche 690 page 426.
  • at Tocal in 1837. General Return of Convicts in NSW 1837
  • was working at Tocal in April 1837 when he made a deposition to the coroner's Court re the death of Patrick Costigan. SR 9/6309 Clerk of Peace, Depositions - Supreme Court, Paterson 1837

Doyle*

Michael

  • convict (ship: Countess of Harcourt, 1827). A plasterer's labourer from Dublin, 7 year sentence for sheep stealing, age 22, assigned on arrival to JP Webber, Patersons Plains. Certificate of Freedom 1833. SR Convict Indents, fiche 664 page 97

Doyle

William

  • convict (ship: Earl St Vincent, 1823). A ploughman and shearer from near Malo, 7 year sentence for insurrection, age 39. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber (Tocal). Certificate of Freedom 1829. SR Convict Indents, fiche 659 page 1; Irish Indents X31 [reel 2749]

Dutton

Pelham

  • his wife gave birth to a son at Tocal in August 1842, and they had probably moved on by November 1842 when their Tocal cottage was advertised to let. SMH 8 August & 4 November 1842

Edges

Ann

  • born 7 April 1851 at Tocal. Parents Stephen and Elizabeth (see below). Records of Baptisms, Burials & Marriages (microfilm), Parish of Houghton 1851, vol 37

Edges

Elizabeth

  • nee CARTER. Wife of Stephen EDGES (see below)

Edges

Esther

  • born 5 April 1850 at Tocal to parents Stephen and Elizabeth. Records of Baptisms, Burials & Marriages (microfilm), Parish of Houghton 1850, vol 35
  • died at Tocal 12 April 1850, aged 7 days. Records of Baptisms, Burials & Marriages (microfilm), Parish of Houghton 1850, vol 36
  • buried 12 April 1850. Burials in St Pauls Cemetery, Paterson (Clements, 1996)

Edges

Henry William

  • born to parents Stephen and Elizabeth of Tocal on 6 August 1841 (baptised 12 September 1841). Marriage and Baptismal Register, Paterson 1837-1865 M/PAT/OS, FML

Edges

Margaret

  • born to parents Stephen and Elizabeth of Tocal on 16 September 1843 (baptised 17 October 1843). Marriage and Baptismal Register, Paterson 1837-1865 M/PAT/OS, FML

Edges

Sophie

  • born 5 April 1850 at Tocal to parents Stephen and Elizabeth. Records of Baptisms, Burials & Marriages (microfilm), Parish of Houghton 1850, vol 35
  • died at Tocal 11 April 1850, aged 6 days. Records of Baptisms, Burials & Marriages (microfilm), Parish of Houghton 1850, vol 36
  • buried 11 April 1850. Burials in St Pauls Cemetery, Paterson (Clements, 1996)

Edges

Stephen

  • employed as a stone mason at Tocal in 1841 and recorded as a "settler" at Tocal in 1843. Marriage and Baptismal Register, Paterson 1837-1865 M/PAT/OS, FML
  • farmer, Tocal. Records of Baptisms, Burials & Marriages (microfilm), Parish of Houghton 1850, vol 35

Edwards

George

  • convict (ship: City of Edinburgh, 1832). A sugar refiner from London, 7 year sentence for stealing a shawl, age 20. Certificate of Freedom 1840. SR Convict Indents, fiche 700 page 77
  • assigned to James Webber, Tocal in July 1832. GG 26 Sep 1832. Ran away from Webber's service and was apprehended. GG 22 Aug 1832 p250

Eggins

James

  • labourer at Tocal, married to Eleanor. Their second child, James, was born at Tocal on 6 October 1839. BDM ref V18391487 23A
  • James and Eleanor arrived from England on the Coromandel in 1838. James (snr) died at Jones Island NSW in 1899. Pers comm, descendant
  • note: the birth of James appears under the surname of Higgins, wife Ellen, born at Tocal on 5 October 1839 in BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Elson

Emma

Jane

  • born 4 April 1857, parents John and Jane, Tocal, father's occupation labourer. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Elson

John

  • married 5 July 1856 at Paterson. Church register reads as follows: John Elson, labourer, 29, Tocal, married Jane Portsmouth, widow, 25, Tocal. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Elson

Samuel

Henry

  • born 6 August 1859, parents John and Jane, Tocal, father's occupation labourer. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Farnham

Ellen

(Nell)

  • married Vince Kidd in 1919 and lived at Tocal until 1926 or 1927, see his entry for details

Fee (Fea)

Michael

  • convict (ship: Boyne, 1826). A linen weaver from Co Mayo, life sentence for "unlawful oaths", age 30. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber (Tocal). Ticket of Leave 1834. SR Convict Indents, fiche 661 page 96 
  • accidently killed at Paterson on 24 December 1835. SR Register of Coroners Inquests

Ford

Mariann

Isabella

  • born 16 April 1857, parents Thomas and Marianne, Tocal, father's occupation groom. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Ford

Thomas

  • groom at Tocal abt 1856-1858 (Meehan, 2000)
  • married 8th (?) July at Paterson. Church register reads as follows: Thomas Ford, groom, 40, Tocal, married Mary Whalan, 16, Tocal. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Forrester

James

  • convict (ship: Lady Harewood, 1832). A butcher from London, 7 years for stealing, age 24. Certificate of Freedom 1838. SR Convict Indents, fiche 682 page 58
  • assigned to James Webber, Tocal. GG 1832

Forty

James

  • ex-convict employed by James Webber, Tocal, sometime between 1823 and 1825. General Muster List of New south Wales 1823, 1824, 1825. Note the muster says employed by P Webber Newcastle, but there is no such person at that time, and it almost certainly refers to JP Webber. Newcastle included Paterson for the purposes of this muster

Furner

Annie

  • see entry under her married name, Annie Kidd

Galbraith

Mathew

  • a shoemaker at Tocal homestead, died in 1868 (Tocal History Notes vol.16, 2006)

Geere

(Geary)

William

  • convict (ship: Sesostris, 1826). A groom and gardener from Croydon, 7 year sentence for stealing clothes, age 22. Certificate of Freedom 1832. SR Convict Indents, fiche 660 page 35
  • at Tocal in 1828, assigned to James Webber. Census of NSW 1828

Godwin

Harry

  • as a child lived on Godwin's farm "Wilbee" (later called Gardiner's) which is now part of Tocal. After WWII Harry worked at a contractor cutting timber from the back of Tocal and carting it to Maitland (Tocal History Notes vol.1, 1996)

Godwin

Mac

  • father of Harry (above). In the 1920s Mac came to live on "Wilbee" (later called Gardiner's) which is now part of Tocal. A house was built on Wilbee by 1828 (Tocal History Notes vol.1, 1996)

Gold

Jane

  • was living at Tocal when she married Robert ROBERTS at Paterson on 2 May 1842. Marriage and Baptismal Register, Paterson 1837-1865 M/PAT/OS, FML

Gould

Hilda

  • see entry under her married name, Hilda Reynolds

Gould

James

  • son of Edward and Mary, drowned near Tocal House on 11 Feb 1864, aged about 15 years. His father worked at Tocal. MM 18 Feb 1864. Death registration number 5256 (1864) Index to BDM's.
  • note: the burial register shows John rather than James, buried 11 February 1864 age 16 years. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Gould

Edward

  • farm worker at Tocal to 1893 (Meehan, 2000)
  • at Tocal in 1864 when his son James was drowned (see above)
  • "Gould & Son, fencers, Tocal Estate". Greville's Official Post-Office Directory of NSW 1872 & 1875-77
  • died 9 Aug 1898 aged 72 (Clements, 1996)

Gould

Jenny

  • see entry under her married name, Jenny Brown

Gould

Matilda

  • see entry under her married name, Matilda Kidd

Graves

Storer

  • convict (ship: Fergusson, 1829). A shoemaker and groom from Somersetshire, 7 year sentence for street robbery, age 28. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber, Tocal. Certificate of Freedom 1837. SR Convict Indents, fiche 671 page 135

Gray*

Robert

  • convict (ship: Captain Cook, 1833). A butcher from Manchester, 14 year sentence for house breaking, Ticket of Leave 1839. SR Convict Indents, fiche 687 page 11
  • assigned on arrival to JP Webber. PRO London, HO10/30. NSW, Convicts Arrived 1833-34

Grennan

(Greenman)

Peter

  • convict (ship: Heber, 1837). A stone mason from Co Cavan, 7 years sentence for stealing money, age 40. Certificate of Freedom 1845. SR Convict Indents, fiche 727 page 101
  • assigned to C & F Wilson, Tocal. General Return of Convicts in NSW 1837

Guy

Elizabeth

  • governess at Tocal 1867 (White, 1986)

Halfpenny

William

  • convict (ship: Ann & Amelia, 1825), from Co Dublin, life sentence, age 24. Sent to Norfolk Island 1832, returned Dec 1845. SR Convict Indent, fiche 654 page 139
  • in the service of James Webber at Tocal, February 1825. 50 lashes for refusing work, second offence. By May 1825 he was reassigned to William Evans and received 50 lashes, ordered by James Webber, for neglect of work and refusing to work. NSW Colonial Secretary, Monthly Returns of Punishments, Newcastle 1810-1825. SR reel 6023 4/1718 p199 & 205

Hancock

Walter

  • worked at Tocal at various times as a handyman, fencer and farm hand. Worked for the Alexanders and later for the Miss Curtises. He was married to Dorothy Martin. He died in 1955 aged 50 years (Tocal History Notes vol.17, 2009)

Hanley

(Henley)

John

  • convict (ship: Earl St Vincent, 1823). A shepherd from Co Limerick, 7 year sentence at age 23. Certificate of Freedom 1829. SR Convict Indents, fiche 653 page 24
  • assigned to James Webber at Tocal, Jan 1825. SR reel 586 4/4522 Col Sec assigned convicts 1825

Hartcher

David

  • worked as a groom on Tocal between about 1921 and 1923. He and his family lived in a cottage on Glendarra (Tocal History Notes vol.2, 1998)

Hassett

John

  • convict (ship: Earl St Vincent, 1823). A ploughman and shearer from Co Cork, 7 year sentence at age 26. Assigned to James Webber Tocal on arrival,. Certificate of Freedom 1829. SR Convict Indents, fiche 659 page 1
  • wanted for absconding from James Webber, Tocal. SG 21 Nov 1827 4c, 26 Nov 1827 4c, 3 Dec 1827 3f

Hawker

Charlotte

  • nee Stapley, wife of Thomas Hawker (see below)

Hawker

Matilda

  • born to parents Charlotte and Thomas Hawker of Tocal on 27 July 1845 (baptised 2 November 1845). Marriage and Baptismal Register, Paterson 1837-1865 M/PAT/OS, FML

Hawker

Thomas

  • convict (ship: Susan, 1836). A shoemaker from Somersetshire, life sentence for highway robbery, age 19. Ticket of Leave 1844, Conditional Pardon 1849. SR Convict Indents, fiche 716 page 35 
  • assigned to C & F Wilson, Tocal. 50 lashes for pilfering, 20 June 1836. State Records reel 662 Return of Convicts Tried at Paterson. (recorded in error as Thomas Harcourt)
  • at Tocal in 1840, assigned to F Wilson. Hunter Valley Directory 1841. 
  • recorded as a labourer at Tocal in 1845 at the birth of his daughter Matilda (see above)

Hazell

James

  • convict (ship: Prince Regent, 1820) assigned to James Webber, Tocal, Mar 1822. NSW Colonial Secretary, Misc records relating to convicts and criminal and legal matters. SR fiche 3290 p51 
  • A plasterer's labourer from London, 7 year sentence, age 18. Certificate of Freedom 1825. SR Convict Indents, fiche 643 page 87
  • numerous reoffences and secondary transportation to Port Macquarie and Moreton Bay

Healey

Pat

  • convict (ship: Eliza, 1832). A cabinet turner and wheelwright from Co Galway, 7 year sentence for stealing clothes, age 41. Ticket of Leave 1837, Certificate of Freedom 1842. SR Convict Indents, fiche 683 page  82
  • assigned to JP Webber, Hunters River (Tocal). GG 1832

Heny

Bryan

  • convict (ship: Prince Regent, 1824). A shepherd from Co Meath, life sentence, age 48. Died at Dr Clunies Hospital, Patersons Plains. SR Convict Indent, fiche 654 page 93.
  • assigned to JP Webber 1824 (Tocal). Col Sec, convict assignments, fiche 3290

Higgins

James

  • see Eggins, James

Higgins

Thomas

  • arrived in NSW in 1845 from Oxfordshire on the Elizabeth as a bounty emigrant. He was employed on arrival by Charles Reynolds at Tocal with 2 others from the Elizabeth as a ploughman and labourer under a memorandum of agreement for 17 pounds per annum and a weekly ration of 10lbs beef or mutton, 10lbs flour, 2lbs sugar and a quarter lb of tea. SR, Assisted Immigrants Inwards to Sydney, 4/903 [reel 2456]

Hishion

Daniel

  • at Tocal sometime between 1843 and 1850 with his wife and 4 small children. Pers comm, descendant

Hobbs

Abraham

  • convict (ship: Planter, 1832). A milkman, brewer and ostler from Gloucestershire, life sentence for house breaking, age 25. Ticket of Leave 1840 and Conditional Pardon 1848. SR Convict Indents, fiche 683 page 93. Assigned to JP Webber, Tocal. GG 1832

Holder

James

  • was a farm servant at Tocal when he married Martha Bowring Gordon at St Paul's Paterson on 27 September 1861

Holmes

William

  • convict (ship: Captain Cook, 1833). A farm servant from Wiltshire, life sentence for sheep stealing, age 34. Ticket of Leave 1841, died Sydney 1846. SR Convict Indents, fiche 687 page 13
  • assigned on arrival to James Webber at Tocal. PRO London, HO10/30. NSW Convicts Arrived 1833-34.
  • at Tocal in 1837, assigned to C & F Wilson. General Return of Convicts in NSW 1837

Holseworth*

William

  • convict (ship: England, 1826). A plasterer's boy from London, 7 year sentence for stealing boots, age 17. Certificate of Freedom 1832. SR Convict Indents, fiche 661 page 114
  • assigned to JP Webber, Patersons Plains. GG 1832 p146

Horton*

William

  • convict (ship: Mangles, 1833). A shoemaker from London, life sentence for robbing his master, assigned on arrival in 1833 to JP Webber (Tocal?). Ticket of Leave 1845. SR Convict Indents, fiche 685 page 197; PRO London, HO10/30. NSW Convicts Arrived 1833-34

Hover

(Hower)

Stephen

  • convict (ship: Mary, 1822) assigned to James Webber, Tocal, Mar 1822. NSW Colonial Secretary, Misc records relating to convicts and criminal and legal matters. SR fiche 3290 p51
  • a flour miller from Sussex, 7 year sentence, age 31. SR Convict Indents, fiche 647 page 53 

Hoyle

John

  • convict (ship: Guildford, 1827). A farmers man from Lancashire, life sentence for rioting, age 29. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber (Tocal). Ticket of Leave 1837, Conditional Pardon 1845. SR Convict Indents, fiche 665 page 120
  • at Tocal 1828. Census of NSW 1828

Hughes

Richard

  • convict (ship: Guildford, 1822). A rope maker from Liverpool, life sentence, age 20. Ticket of Leave 1832, Conditional Pardon 1840. SR Convict Indents, fiche 648 page 135
  • assigned to JP Webber in 1825. SR Col Sec, Assigned Convicts 1825, reel 586 4/4522
  • tobacconist at Tocal 1828. Census of NSW 1828

Hunt

Caroline

  • at Tocal from at least 1858 to 1864, husband William. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Hunt

George

  • born 16 August 1858, parents William and Caroline. At the time of the birth the family was living at Tocal, father's occupation labourer. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Hunt

Harriet

  • born 11 June 1863, parents William and Caroline, Tocal, father's occupation horse breaker. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Hunt

Henry

  • convict (ship: Planter, 1832). A hawker from Surry, 7 years for stealing a truck, Certificate of Freedom 1846. SR Convict Indents, fiche 683 page 93
  • assigned on arrival to James Webber, Tocal. PRO London, HO10/29. NSW, Convicts Arrived 1828-32

Hunt

Mary Jane

  • born 25 September 1864, parents William and Caroline. At the time of the birth the family was living at Tocal, father's occupation groom. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Hunt

William

  • worked at Tocal from at least 1858 to 1864, wife Caroline, his occupation variously described as labourer, horse breaker and groom. BDM's Newcastle Diocese Parish Registers, ML FM4/9145

Hurley

William

  • convict (ship: Andromeda, 1830). A ploughman from Co Cork, life sentence for horse stealing, age 32. Assigned on arrival to JP Webber, Markham (Tocal). Ticket of Leave 1840. SR Convict Indents, fiche 677 page 38

Hutchins

(Hutchinson)

John

  • convict (ship: Dick, 1821). A blacksmith from London, life sentence, age 22. Ticket of Leave 1829, Conditional Pardon 1841. SR Convict Indents, fiche 646 page 342
  • shepherd assigned to James Webber, Tocal. Census of NSW 1828

Irwin

Henry

  • convict (ship: Andromeda, 1830). A labourer from Athlone, 7 year sentence for stealing a cloak, age 19. Assigned on arrival to James Webber, Markham (Tocal). Certificate of Freedom 1838. SR Convict Indents, fiche 677 page 38
  • at Tocal in 1837, assigned to C & F Wilson. General Return of Convicts in NSW 1837

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