1885 RETURN OF LANDHOLDERS - GERRINGONG AREA

In 1885, all landholders in NSW were required to submit a return showing the extent of their land and stock holdings. These returns were organised by Police District.

The list which follows contains all those entries recorded in the Kiama Police District which relate to properties in the Gerringong area. It is the closest thing available to a census of the area at that time.

The original return is available at the NSW Archives Office, and copies can be purchased on microfiche.

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LOCATION OCCUPIER ACRES HORSES CATTLE SHEEP PIGS

Clare View Rob. Morrow 131 5 54 40 Crawley's Forest W. Moffitt 71 6 28 24 Crooked River Thos. Brownan 20 1 Crooked River John Nielson 78½ 7 60 26 Foxground Rob. Wilson 212 5 70 25 Foxground W. Williams 214 9 114 30 Foxground John Black 250 6 120 30 Foxground Thos. S. Speer 6 90 2 35 Foxground John Egan 203 2 40 28 Foxground Terence M'Manus 300 5 70 20 Foxground James Blow 300 6 80 50 Foxground Andrew Wilson 120 9 60 35 Foxground John Maxwell 199 4 60 40 Foxground Pat. Foley 198 2 73 50 Foxground Fred. Parrish 126 5 54 35 Foxground Christ. Weir 133 7 55 20 Foxground John East 105 3 26 27 Foxground Thos. W. Lees 110 3 43 30 Foxground Edw. M'Lelland 150 5 80 70 Foxground W. C. Shakel 140 4 60 40 Foxground J. L. Herring 100 2 40 20 Foxground James Parrish 100 2 14 Foxground Catherine Connor 54 4 20 10 Foxground J. Hamilton 35 1 20 4 Foxground J. E. Robson 50 1 25 22 Foxground Thos. Parrish 50 1 14 3 Foxground Martin Larkin 50 2 40 26 Foxground Oliver Parrish 20 1 10 Foxground Thos. Windsor 220 7 40 Gerringong James Sharpe 140 6 50 20 Gerringong Alex. Campbell 103 10 65 20 30 Gerringong Thos. Moffitt 120 5 80 30 Gerringong John James 180 13 85 70 Gerringong B. Fields 130 1 40 20 Gerringong And. Nelson 106 6 65 35 Gerringong James Miller 114 6 90 40 Gerringong G. J. Hindmarsh 145 28 8 35 Gerringong Thos.A.Hindmarsh 204 30 40 36 25 Gerringong James Donnelly 2½ 2 3 Gerringong Thos. Alexander 3 1 1 Gerringong Mary A. Scott 2½ 6 Gerringong F. Phillips 5 2 3 1 Gerringong Rob. Aston 5 5 6 14 Gerringong John Rowland 15 3 2 1 Gerringong Edw. Keys 10 18 5 14 Gerringong Alex. Robb 15 16 17 1 Gerringong Edw. Tate 8 1 1 Gerringong Susan Dundas 26 1 Gerringong W. R. Cook 20 6 5 7 Gerringong W. Moffitt 17 7 2 70 Gerringong John Keys 20 1 15 Gerringong Thos. Dooley 20 1 15 10 Gerringong Mrs.Jas.Johnston 21 1 14 9 Gerringong W. Christie 19 4 1 Gerringong Catherine Moffitt 35 1 20 11 Gerringong Mrs A Sharpe 45 3 40 12 Gerringong Hugh M'Lean 50 2 37 6 Gerringong Will. Harvey 50 4 30 8 Gerringong Edw. Bourke 50 5 40 20 Gerringong James Rutledge 50 2 25 19 Gerringong Dav. Phillips 45 1 27 3 Gerringong John Haydon 82 5 60 16 Gerringong Geo. Harvey 160 2 30 12 Gerringong Mary Harding 60 7 50 30 Gerringong Will. Weir 100 11 90 40 Gerringong Ch. Jordan 80 7 50 20 Gerringong W. Rutledge 60 1 41 26 Gerringong John Feehan 92 6 80 27 Gerringong John M'Innerney 65 3 45 20 Gerringong Ellen Hanrahan 85 4 50 4 14 Gerringong W. Bailey 93 7 70 30 Gerringong W. Miller 187 9 120 50 Gerringong J. M'Intyre 200 5 100 45 Gerringong Marg. Lee 120 8 80 45 Gerringong John Hanrahan 130 6 60 34 Gerringong Geo. Lee 130 8 60 11 30 Gerringong Creek John Marshent 80 6 9 Gerringong Creek Thos. Nelson 70 4 35 25 Gerringong Creek T. A. Noble 61 2 30 Gerringong Creek John Graham 250 2 50 33 Gerringong Creek John Moffitt 280 10 190 12 70 Gerringong Creek Rob. Miller 300 12 150 50 Harley Hill Ashley Harding 80 2 48 14 Harley Hill B. Allen 100 7 50 15 Harley Hill Phoenix Wells 100 6 9 1 Harley Hill Pat. Dooley 80 8 80 30 Harley Hill J. B. Taylor 62 4 53 45 Harley Hill Morgan Sheehy 60 5 38 25 Harley Hill Thos. Haily 65 2 42 50 Harley Hill Alex. Campbell 70 30 Harley Hill Thos. Carew 80 6 60 20 Harley Hill John Mahoney 50 6 23 10 Harley Hill Thos. Dooley 20 3 36 20 Mount Pleasant W. Buchanan 311 10 120 60 Mount Pleasant J. Johnstone 150 6 105 50 Mount Pleasant J. York 117 9 70 20 Omega J. Feynollette 100 5 40 40 Omega James Johnston 236 5 43 4 9 Omega J. Dunster 125 4 63 40 Omega D. Johnston 80 3 50 34 Omega J. Mitchell 95 2 53 25 Omega W. Lees 30 2 14 8 Omega Retreat W. Robinson 100 6 80 42 Rose Valley W. Johnston 45 1 23 12 Rose Valley Graham Bros. 238 6 123 116 Rose Valley W. J. Mitchell 124 3 60 40 Rose Valley J. C. Johnson 180 5 85 60 Rose Valley W. Bice 140 3 70 70 Rose Valley W. Mitchell 100 2 22 12 Rose Valley J. Downes 100 3 70 39 Rose Valley J. Spinks 91 4 40 31 Rose Valley Rob. Gordon 132 4 56 8 36 Rose Bank M. N. Hindmarsh 102 20 30 Tooljovia Taylor & Young 70 3 35 9 Tooljovia Pat. Fields 6 1 3 4 Tooljovia Mich. Kenney 132 6 80 40 Tooljovia W. Maynes 135 10 80 ?0 Tooljovia C. M'Cabe 60 4 38 12 Tooljovia Pat. Fields 54 3 40 18

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This page was created by John Graham, a member of the Gerringong Historical Society and former resident of the town, who can be reached at johngrah@ozemail.com.au. The last update was May 21st, 2006.