John Terry Hughes, 18031851 (aged 48 years)

Name
John Terry /Hughes/
Given names
John Terry
Surname
Hughes
Birth 1803
Immigration May 25, 1824 (aged 21 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Thu 27 May 1824 p. 2

Text:

On Tuesday evening arrived the ship Hope, Captain Norris, with passengers, and merchandise. She left England the 19th September; the Cape of Good Hope, the 15th February; and the Derwent, the 18th instant. Passengers: From England, Mr. Terry Hughes...

Property 1824 (aged 21 years)
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In 1824 John was granted 1200 acres by Governor Brisbane, and 800 acres more in 1825. He bought 1000 acres in May of that year and 4000 more in November. These figures were given in a report by John Oxley who had serious misgivings regarding the concentration of such large amounts of property, because Samuel Terry and his sons, as well as Hughes, had been authorised to purchase other large blocks of land in the same period.

MarriageEsther MarshView this family
September 23, 1825 (aged 22 years)
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Married at St Philips. John was Samuel Terry's nephew. The 'Sydney Gazette' reported that 'after the ceremony, the happy couple set off in their chariot to Mr Terry's country seat at Box Hill.' They 'took the world easy and lived in fine style'.

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John Terry Hughes a bachelor of Sydney was married to Esther Marsh a spinster of the same place by Rev. W. Cowper in Sydney on 23 Sep 1825, a licence having been obtained 20 Sep 1825

Census November 1828 (aged 25 years)
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Hughes, John Terry, 27, came free, Hope, 1824, Protestant, merchant and Brewer, Elizabeth Street Sydney Hughes, Esther, 24, born in the colony Hughes, Ellen Rosetta, 2, born in the colony

Occupation
brewer, miller, hotelier, whaler, shipowner, merchant and land speculator
between 1826 and 1842 (aged 39 years)

Text:

John Terry Hughes became a brewer, miller, hotelier, whaler, shipowner, merchant and land speculator. He went into partnership with John Hosking, who had married Samuel and Rosetta's daughter, Martha. When their underinsured Albion Mills burnt down in 1841, they attempted to save themselves from financial collapse by borrowing large sums against the assets of the Bank of Australia. Their company finally collapsed in 1843 and they brought the bank and themselves down to spectacular bankruptcy.

OccupationJohn Hosking
between 1830 and 1843 (aged 40 years)

Property
South Colah, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1842 (aged 39 years)

Text:

Despite objections regarding the purchase of large tracts of land by individuals, John continued to obtain leases and to purchase property. On 18 Aug 1842 he got a grant of 2000 acres at South Colah, with a quit rent of one peppercorn. This land included Mt. Pretoria to the west of the present Hornsby, and went across by a narrow strip to the east of Spring Gully Creek.John does not appear to have made any constructive use of this land.

Death October 17, 1851 (aged 48 years)

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John lived at 'Albion House' in Elizabeth Street Sydney, and for the last 5 years of his life, was involved in legal proceedings following his bankruptcy in 1843. His numerous activities included brewing, flour milling, hotel-keeping and trading.

Family with Esther Marsh
himself
18031851
Birth: 1803United Kingdom
Death: October 17, 1851
wife
18001873
Birth: April 28, 1800 29New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1873
Marriage
Marriage: September 23, 1825Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
daughter
18261914
Birth: 1826 23 25Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1914Camden, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18291865
Birth: 1829 26 28Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 25, 1865Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18311907
Birth: 1831 28 30Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1907Waverley, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18321841
Birth: about 1832 29 31
Death: September 10, 1841Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18341896
Birth: 1834 31 33Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1896St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18371900
Birth: 1837 34 36Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1900Camden, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18391841
Birth: 1839 36 38Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1841Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18411908
Birth: 1841 38 40Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1908Woollahra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthHornsby Shire Historical Society (comp). Pioneers of Hornsby Shire, 1788-1906 : a history / compiled by the Research Committee of the Hornsby Shire Historical Society. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1979
ImmigrationNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Thu 27 May 1824 p. 2

Text:

On Tuesday evening arrived the ship Hope, Captain Norris, with passengers, and merchandise. She left England the 19th September; the Cape of Good Hope, the 15th February; and the Derwent, the 18th instant. Passengers: From England, Mr. Terry Hughes...

PropertyHornsby Shire Historical Society (comp). Pioneers of Hornsby Shire, 1788-1906 : a history / compiled by the Research Committee of the Hornsby Shire Historical Society. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1979
Text:

In 1824 John was granted 1200 acres by Governor Brisbane, and 800 acres more in 1825. He bought 1000 acres in May of that year and 4000 more in November. These figures were given in a report by John Oxley who had serious misgivings regarding the concentration of such large amounts of property, because Samuel Terry and his sons, as well as Hughes, had been authorised to purchase other large blocks of land in the same period.

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
MarriagePracy, David. Rosetta Terry nee Rosey Pracey (1770-1858) [paper submitted to] the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies Biography of an Ancestor Competition. [published online]. Jan 2007.
Text:

Married at St Philips. John was Samuel Terry's nephew. The 'Sydney Gazette' reported that 'after the ceremony, the happy couple set off in their chariot to Mr Terry's country seat at Box Hill.' They 'took the world easy and lived in fine style'.

MarriageUebel, Lesley, comp. Marriage licences granted to free persons 1813-1827. [CD-ROM]. the author: 2001
Text:

John Terry Hughes a bachelor of Sydney was married to Esther Marsh a spinster of the same place by Rev. W. Cowper in Sydney on 23 Sep 1825, a licence having been obtained 20 Sep 1825

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Text:

Hughes, John Terry, 27, came free, Hope, 1824, Protestant, merchant and Brewer, Elizabeth Street Sydney Hughes, Esther, 24, born in the colony Hughes, Ellen Rosetta, 2, born in the colony

OccupationPracy, David. Rosetta Terry nee Rosey Pracey (1770-1858) [paper submitted to] the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies Biography of an Ancestor Competition. [published online]. Jan 2007.
Text:

John Terry Hughes became a brewer, miller, hotelier, whaler, shipowner, merchant and land speculator. He went into partnership with John Hosking, who had married Samuel and Rosetta's daughter, Martha. When their underinsured Albion Mills burnt down in 1841, they attempted to save themselves from financial collapse by borrowing large sums against the assets of the Bank of Australia. Their company finally collapsed in 1843 and they brought the bank and themselves down to spectacular bankruptcy.

PropertyHornsby Shire Historical Society (comp). Pioneers of Hornsby Shire, 1788-1906 : a history / compiled by the Research Committee of the Hornsby Shire Historical Society. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1979
Text:

Despite objections regarding the purchase of large tracts of land by individuals, John continued to obtain leases and to purchase property. On 18 Aug 1842 he got a grant of 2000 acres at South Colah, with a quit rent of one peppercorn. This land included Mt. Pretoria to the west of the present Hornsby, and went across by a narrow strip to the east of Spring Gully Creek.John does not appear to have made any constructive use of this land.

DeathHornsby Shire Historical Society (comp). Pioneers of Hornsby Shire, 1788-1906 : a history / compiled by the Research Committee of the Hornsby Shire Historical Society. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1979
Text:

John lived at 'Albion House' in Elizabeth Street Sydney, and for the last 5 years of his life, was involved in legal proceedings following his bankruptcy in 1843. His numerous activities included brewing, flour milling, hotel-keeping and trading.