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DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THESE PEOPLE?

While we know something about many of the early residents of Springwood and the surrounding district the following remain a mystery:
William Freley
William Holloway
Francis Reymann
George Richardson
John Stakes
William Tottle
They all appeared on the 1868-70 New South Wales census.  Any information about these gentlemen would be greatly appreciated. We will update as information comes to hand.



Welcome Inn Valley Heights

Also appearing on the census;
Thomas Boland proprietor of Boland's Inn
Matthew Clarke held the license for the Welcome Inn at Valley Heights
James Clarke may have been a member of his family
Thomas & wife Bridget Coyle were early residents of Springwood
J.T. Ellison was an orchardist living along Hawkesbury Road
Cornelius Lees was an early resident
Thomas Smith a freeholder was a publican in Penrith and later a politician
Mark Thew and his wife Ruth (nee Slapp) were early residents of Springwood


Boland's Inn
The Parliamentary Return of Landholders 1885 listed the following:

The Valley (present-day Valley Heights)
Isabel Baron - 280 acres, 4 cattle, 2 pigs
Lancelot J. Brennan - 180 acres, 1 horse, 5 cattle
D.T. Dawson - 40 acres, 2 cattle, 2 pigs
William Deane - 1,725 acres, 12 horses, 20 cattle
Geoffrey Eagar - 114 acres, 6 cattle
A. Stewart - 15 acres, 1 horse, 4 cattle
* William Deane also had 300 acres at a place called 'Gentleman's Halt ' where 12 horses & 20 head of cattle were tethered.  Where is Gentleman's Halt, Blaxland perhaps?

Springwood
Thomas Boland - Cox's Downfall, 1 acre, 1 horse
Thomas Boland - 215 acres, 1 horse
William Deemer - 10acres, 2 horses, 1 cattle, 4 pigs
W.T. Dickson - 5 acres, 1 horse, 1 cattle, 6 pigs
J.T. Ellison - 107 acres, 3 horses, 10 cattle, 1 pig
Flood & Co. - Upton's grounds, 40 acres, 2 cattle, 2 pigs
J. Frazer - 450 acres, 1 horse, 2 cattle
George Hall - Parkes selection, 5 acres, 5 cattle
Alice Hoare - Homedale, 32 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle
J.B. Hoare - 32 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle, 2 pigs
Honore Marie - 500 acres, 2 horses
James McCann - 120 acres, 4 horses, 6 cattle,
Andrew Hardie McCulloch - Weemala, 120 acres, 1 horse, 1 cattle
Jacob Miller - 100 acres, 1 horse
Charles Moore - 201 acres, 1 horse, 5 cattle
James Norton - Euchora, 125 acres, 4 horses, 5 cattle, 2 pigs
James Norton - 115 acres, 4 horses, 5 cattle, 2 pigs
D. Parker - 150 acres, 1 horse, 3 cattle, 1 pig
E.H. Small - Eureka, 43 acres, 1 horse, 1 cattle

Faulconbridge
Sir Henry Parkes - 598 acres, 1 horse, 3 cattle
Patrick Ryan - 96 acres, 1 horse

Linden
William Henderson - listed under Woodford, 160 acres, 1 horse
Ref: NSW Legislative Assembly Votes & Proceedings 1885 (2nd session) Vol. 3, appendix 2, pp. 435-457.


'Eurama' built by Andrew Hardie McCulloch

Ref: NSW Legislative Assembly Votes & Proceedings 1885 (2nd session) Vol. 3, appendix 2, pp. 432-457.
Image Blue Mountains Library Local Studies Collection.
*Surnames and property titles have been corrected where known.