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Roy Andrews (Royandrews)
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 4:58 pm:   

Love to make contact with people who may have photos/albums of Singleton families. Have 3000 photos in my collection, mainly of old Singleton families and dwellings. I hate hearing stories of albums being thrown out and all of that visual history going up in smoke.
geoffrey gee
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 3:58 am:   

I am interested in any old photos of the Watts, Duff, O'Brien or Hobden families from Singleton district. Anybody got any?

Geoffrey Gee, Perth,WA
Kathy Hammond
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 10:35 pm:   

I am very keen to collect photo's or information about the Aboriginal Mission at St Clair/Mount Olive/ Redbournberry. As well as the A.I.M Home in Singleton. I would love to hear from anyone who has any oral history of the Wonnaruah Nation.

Thanks Kathy Hammond, Sunshine NSW
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 5:29 pm:   

Hi there Kathy, thanks for posting your interest on the Discussion Forum, the other
thing to do is write to the Singleton Family History Society at Singleton.
The society is manned by a collection of very keen volunteers and they have
so many records there at the society room. They also do a $10 research of the
records held at the society.

The address is:
Singleton FHS
P. 0. Box 422 Singleton
NSW 2330

Ground floor,74 George Street, Singleton 2330

Open Mondays 5pm to 8pm, Wednesday 12 noon to 3pm,Saturdays 1 pm to 4pm,
Public Holidays excluded.
Use of Library facilities free to members Non members - $5 per visit.
MEMBERSHIP: Dues commence 1st February each year $25 Single $30 per family.

Roy Andrews
SFHS webmaster
Ivan Steadman
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2002 - 3:28 pm:   

I am interested in history of Singleton between the years 1860 to 1920 and I would love to see some old photos of the town during that period.

My ancestors worked on the properties "Neotsfield' and 'Redbournberry'and if there is any information available in cyberspace, I would like to grab a hold of it and pull it down.

They lived in town in streets named John, George, Lesley, 4th Ave, Castlereagh, York and in suburbs / districts called Sand Hills, Whittingham, Neotsfield, Sedgefield, Darlington.

Judith Beal
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2002 - 8:24 pm:   

I am trying to trace my father's family. His name was James Felix Singleton, born in Melbourne on 21/4/1921 to Etty (nee O'Donnell) and Felix Singleton. He had 2 daughters to a previous marriage and he married Myrtle Lillian Trotter on the 21/9/1946. I would like to find out about my two half sisters if they are aware of their heritage.
Posted on Saturday, September 07, 2002 - 5:58 pm:   

Hi there Judith, thanks for posting your interest on the Discussion Forum, the other
thing to do is write to the Singleton Family History Society at
The society is manned by a collection of very keen volunteers and they have
so many records there at the society room. They also do a $10 research of the
records held at the society.

The address is:
Singleton FHS
P. 0. Box 422 Singleton
NSW 2330

Ground floor,74 George Street, Singleton 2330

Open Mondays 5pm to 8pm, Wednesday 12 noon to 3pm,Saturdays 1 pm to 4pm,
Public Holidays excluded.
Use of Library facilities free to members Non members - $5 per visit.
MEMBERSHIP: Dues commence 1st February each year $25 Single $30 per family.

Roy Andrews
SFHS webmaster
Posted on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 1:16 am:   

Thank you Roy for the info.As I am a member of the QFHS am I able to acess the same records here in Qland?
Thanks for the pointers.Kathy
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 5:24 pm:   

Ihave 2 old pictures of mount thorly school if you are interested i can copy & send to the society there is a group of adults & chrildren in both photos. the writeing on back is, Corrie Maskey,s old school Mount THORLY [ NEE mILTON ]
Roy Andrews
Posted on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 7:43 am:   

Thanks for the great offer re photos. I am the webmaster for the SFHS website and address is;

Roy Andrews
48 Rosemead Road
Posted on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 12:36 pm:   

Roy i will get photoes copyed and send to some one may rember some of the people in them im doing our family history it contains the Maskey family who came from Wilberforce. Corrie maskey was my arnt. all the best Alex White
Roy Andrews
Posted on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 12:37 pm:   

Brilliant, thanks for that,
Julie Campbell
Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 5:06 pm:   

I am researching the families of William and Annie Rodgers or the family of their daughter Ellen Rodgers who married William Rhodes.
Roy Andrews
Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 8:35 am:   

Hi Julie, do you have anymore info on your Rodgers and Rhodes family, are they from around the Singleton district???
Julie Campbell
Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 7:56 am:   

Posted on , April 14, 2004

Dear Roy,
I must apologise as I did not realise you were the webmaster.

William and Annie Rodgers were at Ravensworth in August 1837 where their youngest daughter Rebecca was born. I am not sure if Ravensworthn is near you. By September 1837 William was employed as a farm servant at Dr James Bowmans at the Rouchel River. They were there till about 1853 when the went to the New England. They had 6 children Alexander, James, Ellen, Mary Jane, Anne and Rebecca born in Australia.

William Rhodes was a convict working at Singleton where he received his certificate of Freedom in 1845 at Singleton. He married Ellen Rodgers somewhere, they supposedly married at Windsor in December 1845 no marriage registration ever found, after he was a free man.

Is there any information on these families.

Julie Campbell
Robert Cooke
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 - 8:31 pm:   

I am researching Charles Whitney/ Catherine McManus married 1858 Patricks Plains. Also James McDonald arrived Port Jackson (Sydney)27/07/1839 assigned to Donald Macintyre Bryon Plains Inverell. Where is Bryon Plains?
Roy Andrews
Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 4:03 pm:   

I think Bryon Plains is in the Inverell area of NSW.
Any info on your surnames try;

the Singleton Family History Society at
The society is manned by a collection of very keen volunteers and they have
so many records there at the society room. They also do a $10 research of the
records held at the society.

The address is:
Singleton FHS
P. 0. Box 422 Singleton
NSW 2330

Ground floor,74 George Street, Singleton 2330

kerrie h
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 5:57 pm:   

I am searching for information of my family. My great grandparents were married in Singleton in 1914. My great grandfather was Charles (or Rohollo) Hinton and great grandmother was Alice Maud Waters. Alice was aboriginal but I do not know if Charles was. Their second child (I think) was my grandfather Rohollo (known as Rollo) Hinton born 1915, identified as aboriginal and Australian flyweight boxing champion 1937/38. Any information or photos you can find of my great grandparents would be extremely appreciated.
Thanking you,
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 9:32 pm:   

Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone knows of the Benge family who came from England arrived 1858. Benjamin, Emma, their children William, John, Edward, Henry & George. Emma died that same year. I'm trying to determine if my G/G/Grandfather who was in Boomi & Mungindi NSW was the same John. Found BDM records for Patricks Plains, Singleton, Muswellbrook & more. Thanks
Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 10:43 pm:   

Hi Kerrie, have you looked at www.boxrec.com it will have all the history of your grand fathers fights. I had a dear old friend in the 1980's who was a boxer and from what i have found im sure it was your grand dad that he fought. Im always trying to find any history on Teddy Bickford as was his birth name but i know he fought as Teddy Spruster and Teddy Webster.I really hope you find your information Regards Dave
Roy Andrews
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 8:46 am:   

Hi Dave, its a shame that Kerrie's email address is no longer valid.
Kate Cummins
Posted on Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 3:01 pm:   

Wondering if anyone has photo's of Mackerston Homestead Mount Thorley. Unsure if Mount Thorley Homestead, Thorley Hall and Mackerston Homestead are the same building. I have many links with the Thorley Family but mainly through Phillip Thomas Thorley and Maria J Robards. Maria was my GG Grandfather's Niece. He was Thomas Humphrey Cooper.

My email is tramp1@bigpond.net.au
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 9:26 pm:   

I am currently searching for information in relation to the benge family i am stuck at Benjamin Benge born 1814 who married twice first with was Emma born 1816 and died 1858 with children william,john,edward,henry & george. Second wife was susan newton born 1854 and married benjamin in 1870 children are emily, edward, martha, elizabeth, william, kate, benjamin, soloman & clarence. William is my Great Great great Grandfather if anyone can help this on who benjamin's parents were would be greatly appreciated also photographs or knowledge of grave sites would also help me.
Your assistance would greatly be appreciated.
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 9:30 pm:   

information in regards to the benge family could you please email to melissabenge@hotmail.com
Donald AMES
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 12:23 am:   

My name is Donald Leslie AMES.
I live near Penrith NSW
I am the 4th great Grandson of William Singleton & Hannah Parkinson via their daughter Susannah Hibbert (nee Singleton ) & her daughter Mary Goodwin (nee Hibbert) & her daughter Susannah Rutter (Ne Goodwin) who was my mothers Great Grandmother.
My mothers maiden name was Rutter
I would love to have a copy of any applicable photos of any of the family line if possible and it would be greatly appreciated.
Kind Regards
Donald Ames
Kim Ryan
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 2:55 pm:   

Hello everyone, have just stumbled onto this site. Does anyone have any photos of Michael and Ellen Ryan and family of the Singleton district circa 1920-1940? Also any photos of the catholic schools/pupils around that time. I would appreciate any photos or info regarding my mum's family. Thanks
Victor Paul
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 3:01 pm:   

Hello My name is Victor Paul Email Maurvic@westnet.com.au I was at Mount Thorley School 1937-1945 I am interested in a photo of the school and any student that attendad
Donna Arundale
Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 10:59 am:   

Hello My name is Donna and I am researching the Maskey family for my sister inlaw. Is there anyone that will be able to assist me. She is a descendant of William Maskey & Vera Cowan, William Maskey and Jane Guard, John Maskey and Mary Pritchard. Any help would be appreciated !!!!
Ruth Woods
Posted on Friday, January 08, 2010 - 4:16 pm:   

I am descended from William Watts who arrived in Australia as a convict in 1824. He married Ann O’Brien and they settled at Warkworth near Singleton. Their first son, George married Jane Duff and their first son, William Australia married Isabella Hobden. My grandfather, Collin Watts is the first son of William Australia.

I have photos of all of these people and with my sister and cousin on a visit to Singleton three years ago, we found out a fair bit of history about the family. Does anyone have any photos or connections?
Mary Wood
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 2:11 pm:   

Hi, I am looking for any photo's of Samuel Thorley or Hannah Thorley nee Vale. Also interested in their daughter Agnes Johnson nee Thorley. As a matter of fact any photo's of the Thorley clan would be great.
Samuel and Hannah lived in the Richmond /Windsor area. They are my 3x g grandparents. They lived in the area from 1813 to the 1890
Donna Morris
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 - 11:53 pm:   

My great-uncle Fred Barwell Cook taught at Whittingham at a school on "Dangers" station from around 1909 to 1917.It is believed that my grandmother Winsome Nancy James may have gone to that same school from around 1909 to 1915.Is there anyone out there that may be able to assist me with class photos or photos of this particular school around this time? Please email me at: donnamorris68@hotmail.com
Ellizabeth Conolly
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2010 - 10:13 pm:   

Hi My name is Elizabeth Conolly I live in Orange in NSW . A few years ago my mother Edna Smith attended a Thorley family reunion in SIngleton. My niece tracie also attended. My mother has died and we have lost a booklet that was a part of the reunion. I am keen to reestablish contact with this side of my family. I visited Thorley Manor in England approx two years ago. Is this a part of my family history. My connected to THorley is through my great grand mother Martha Ann Thorley who married Owen John Kenney. She was from Richmond England. and he was from Nottingham England.
Elizabeth Conolly
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2010 - 10:17 pm:   

to Mary Woods.
I have a photo of a Samual Thorley in amongst my mother photos My elder brothers tell me he our great uncle Sam I think it could be the man you are looking for. conolly4@bigpond.com.au
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 5:09 pm:   

Hi, I am looking for family history/photos/stories/maps etc on the Hobden Family from Great Lodge, Jerrys Plains, I am a Hobden, who descends from Richard Hobden's son William John Hobden (b 1826 D 1861)
I also would love to know if anyone knows who William Shaw was that William Hobden's widow Ann Chidley Hobden nee Taylor married in 1862 as my grandfather is a Shaw and maybe they are related?
my email is sdhobden@bigpond.com
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 1:39 pm:   

I saw a picture from Mt Thorley School last week,and have a copy of John Thorley's book on Samuel.
Jean Hands
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 4:38 pm:   

I am an Aboriginal Women living in Singleton NSW and would like any information on the Aboriginal Boys Home, thank you
Brigette Smith
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 2:03 pm:   

I am the great great great granddaughter of Thomas Adaway (Hadaway) & Mary McCool, then his son John Adaway & Mary Taylor, then his daughter Catherine 'Cora' Adaway & Frederick James Smith then her son Ralph James Smith & Elva Newman-Boney the I am the daughter of Raymond Errol Smith & Christina Pear French. Two questions 1. All Adaways were born at patricks plains but my grand mother & grand father lived at both Redbourneberry & St Clarie areas known as Aboriginal missions/reserves looking for photo of both these areas. 2. My ggrandfather Frederick James Smith was known to have been at Singleton Aboriginal Boys Home after his mother died but it is interesting that he was not Aboriginal but 'black Irish' but ended up living on Aboriginal .missions in Walhollow Qurinidi,then Moree until his death at 89 yo. Wanting any records photos of this Home please kind regards Brigette
Karen Hamilton
Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:15 am:   

Looking for any information about John Bowen (butcher) Singleton 1840's 1850's married to Judith Jordan second wife Marcella Doyle.
KerrieAnne Christian
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 9:14 pm:   

My great great grandfather - Charles Waters son of Charles Watson Waters was born in Singleton in the 1840's. We're told that we have Aboriginal heritage - so I am interested in information on the Aboriginal Waters family of Singleton of the mid 19th Century. Any help would be appreciated.
Daniel Christopher
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:16 pm:   

Try the website "trove" their is info on the Singleton Waters mob on there.
Penny Anderson
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2014 - 2:01 am:   

THORLEY Families
I have started my family history this year, 2014, since the death of both my parents.
I have come across the THORLEY’S who were born at the Mackerston Homestead as being part of my family tree.
I would love to connect with other people who also are of the same heritage.
My email is panda59@bigpond.com.
Thank you and kind regards.
water;s family
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:24 pm:   

hello my name is ryn Hinton
my grandmother was alice maude waters and came from the area of singleton, redbourney hill, her mother was harriett , and yes she was of aboriginal descent ,alice was half and was trying to trace any waters living in singleton,whom mayhave known harriet o'connors
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 3:25 pm:   

I am looking for information on Elizabeth Symes/sims later known as Elizabeth Mckenzie . ELIZA was born in 1837 to Charles Symes and Biddy an aboriginal woman. Any information would be greatly appreciated
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:56 am:   

Hi there i have an old photo which i have been told is from the singelton area around cotton farms? And hoping someone may know where exactly or even names of who is in the photo. I am currently tracing my family which is anne/ann roach/roche born moore m. Stephen roach/roche. I can send a copy of the photo to someone whom may have more info.
Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:58 am:   

Sorry photo is between 1800s and 1900s.
rosalind gibson
Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016 - 1:35 pm:   

Hi,I am doing research on the Aboriginal Mission (St Clair) in Singleton and trying to get photos of them and some back ground. I am looking for the Phillip & Samuels family. Would you by any chance have any photos you could pass along ?
Sharon Jones
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:33 pm:   

Hi Rosalind Gibson - my grt grandfather was a son of Annie Phillips (aka Nancy/Robertson). Grt grandfather and his family were at St Clair. His mother Annie, was there for a time also Annie's brother, Tom Phillips. Are they some of the Phillips you are seeking? And I have a copy of a photo of students at the mission school circa 1911 - Freddie and Ernie Samuels are in the photo with my granddad and several other young ones that were attending the school.

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