William & Mary Eggleton

Property Details:

Zone - Rural

Portion - 98 - - 50 acres - Thomas Eggleton. - CP78.36

Portion - 13 - - 40 acres - Thomas Eggleton - CP65.302?

Portion - 29 - 40 acres - Thomas Eggleton

Portion - 84 - - 40 acres - Thomas Eggleton - ACP .817 - June 4th

Portion - 45 - 40 acres - Thomas Eggleton

Thomas had - 210 acres in his own name. - Shows in the Tumut Valuation and Rates Book for the "B" and "C" Ridings - for the 1932 to 1934 period of time.

1878 - MAIL RUN - No. 60.- Tumut and Brungle, twice a week- William Eggleton, horseback, 1 year, 30 - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Monday 28 October 1878).


In 1899 Mr Thomas (1st) EGGLETON married Miss Alice MORRIS in Tumut, NSW - (Ref-NSW BDM 9063/1899) In 1952 the records show that Alice died in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 24723/1952).

CHILDREN born to Thomas (1st) and Alice EGGLETON:

1901 - Arthur Rolf EGGLETON parents THOMAS & ALICE in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 8005/1901). - 1966 he died in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 34196/1966).

1902 - Kathleen EGGLETON was born in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 26939/1902) - Then in 1923 Kathleen married Mr William A MURRAY in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 17100/1923).

1905 -Thomas (2nd) EGGLETON parents THOMAS & ALICE in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 38424/1905). - He died in 1973 in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 61425/1973).


1927 Arthur Rolf EGGLETON married Miss Jean Evelyn Alice SPICER in Tumut, NSW -(Ref - NSW BDM 3384/1927)


They were to go on and parent 4 sons and a daughter who were reared in the West Blowering area of the valley. They were to live on and work the property until resumption in about 1966.

21608/1952 Noel EGGLETON married Miss Loretta Margaret HALLINAN in Tumut. 1969 Records show Noel died in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 35422/1969).

Maurice Eggleton - He married Miss Betty - ) - Death In 1974 Betty EGGLETON parents CHARLES CECIL & EDITH JANE, place not stated - died (Ref - NSW BDM 59237/1974) - Deaths - In 1980 his son Maurice John EGGLETON parents MAURICE & BETTY - place not stated - (Ref- NSW BDM 4901/1980).

1953 Ronald Rolf EGGLETON married Miss June Bridelle PATTERSON in Tumut. - (Ref- NSW BDM 18637/1953).- Death - 31399/1953 Kenneth Rolf EGGLETON, parents RONALD ROLF & JUNE BRIDELLE died in TUMUT - POLICE REPORT - WITH ROPE AROUND NECK - MAN JUMPS FROM TREE - Saved by Police Strategy - TUMUT (NSW) Friday - Under remand for seven days for medical observation Thomas Eggleton aged 28 years of West Blowering was being escorted from the Court House to the lock-up when he broke free and disappeared. Later he visited the home of his parents for clothing and food. He was asked to give himself up to the Police but he refused. Hurrying away a 15 feet plough rein the man climbed a tree on the edge of a bank. He fastened one end of the rein to a limb of the tree and making a noose placed it around his neck and remarked to his brother who had followed him that if anyone approached him he would hang himself. Later three constables arrived Eggleton still had the noose around his neck and he said. If anyone comes near me I will jump. The police stationed a boy youth with a sharp knife at the foot of the tree and when Eagleton finally jumped the rein was slashed and he landed in the arms of two constables.

Later the man was brought before the Court and ordered to be conveyed to a mental hospital. - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Saturday 30 March 1935). - Death - In 1953 Kenneth Rolf EGGLETON, parents RONALD ROLF & JUNE BRIDELLE in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 31399/1953).

1948 Mona Joan EGGLETON married John Reginald CRANE in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 10973/1948) - John lived on "Fairview" a property situated about 6 miles south and still on the West side of the Tumut River.

Other Marriages of males names Eggleton in Tumut from 1788 - 1957.

3112/1867 William EGGLETON married Miss Isabella PERCIVAL in Tumut.

10095/1910 Robert EGGLETON married Esther J WEBB in Tumut.

13941/1913 John EGGLETON married Mary J ROLLASON in Tumut.

15891/1930 John A EGGLETON married Dorothy M NIDDRIE in Tumut.

5027/1936 Leslie John EGGLETON married Doreen Beryl HUTTY in Tumut.

22667/1936 Harry Wallace EGGLETON married Doris Catherine Margaret WATSON in Tumut. - Harry worked at the Co-Op Store, Wynyard Street, Tumut.

9788/1937 Robert Thomas EGGLETON married Miss Ella May FRENCH in Tumut.

23769/1948 Mervyn Walter EGGLETON married Miss Dorothy Ellen ANGEL in Tumut.

Other Marriages of Females names Eggletion in Tumut from 1788 to 1957)

1899 Emily F EGGLETON married George J DOWEL in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 9065/1899)

1900 Eva J EGGLETON married Hubert Mce D'HUDSON in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 2253/1900).

1922 Isabel EGGLETON married Ernest J WADE in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 2341/1922).

1923 Florence EGGLETON married George PIPER in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 3084/1923).

1936 Doris Irene EGGLETON married George Henry BURN in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 10599/1948).


BIRTH - Birth - 10 Mar 1826 Thomas Eggleton in Airds, New South Wales - Christened 25 Jun 1826 in Campbelltown, NSW - Parents -

MARRIAGE and Children to Thomas EGGLETON and Hannah ROLF

9105/1877 John H EGGLETON parents THOMAS & HANNAH ROLF in TUMUT

9157/1879 Ann EGGLETON parents THOMAS & HANNAH ROLF in TUMUT

6085/1862 Maria EGGLETON parents THOMAS & HANNAH ROLF in TUMUT

9498/1940 Thomas EGGLETON parents THOMAS & HANNAH ROLF in TUMUT

1885 Sophia EGGLETON married George A JOHNSON in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 7339/1885) George lived in a property two up the Tumut River from Sophia's parents. She died in 1944 JOHNSON, SOPHIA parents THOMAS & HANNAH TUMUT. - (Ref- NSW BDM 13189/1944)


(Other Deaths of people named Eggleton in Tumut 1788 to 1976)


6398/1921 William EGGLETON parents WILLIAM & HANNAH in TUMUT


9151/1879 Lewis EGGLETON parents THOMAS & ANN in TUMUT

9996/1935 Annie EGGLETON parents THOMAS & ANN in TUMUT

3202/1952 Thomas Herbert EGGLETON parents THOMAS & ANN in TUMUT

13195/1944 Joseph EGGLETON parents THOMAS & ANNIE in TUMUT

23298/1934 Robert EGGLETON parents THOMAS & ANNIE in TUMUT















Other Marriages of males names John Eggleton from 1788 to 1957 in Tumut.(Ref NSW BDM Records)

13941/1913 John EGGLETON married Miss Mary J ROLLASON in TUMUT.

5027/1936 Leslie John EGGLETON married Miss Doreen Beryl HUTTY in TUMUT.

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

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1870 DEEDS OF GRANT available.

Title Deeds available for delivery upon payment of 1 Deed Fee.

Note - There are TWO roughly alphabetical listings as they appear in the Gazette.

[Government Gazette, 8 November, 1870, pp.2479 - 2507.]

(Rusheen Craig - 27 August, 2006.)

No. of Deed (not all copied); Date of Deed of Grant; Name of Grantee and address.

County; Parish or Town; Allotment; Section; Area in acres, roods and perches.

INTERMEDIATE DEEDS. No. 90; 15 Sept., 1854; EGGLETON Thomas, of Tumut. Co. Bucclench; Tumut; Allot 7; Sect 10; Portion 41; 0a 2r 0p. - (Ref-http://www.dcstechnical.com.au/Rusheen/1.0_People.htm)

1876 - The Late Flood in the Tumut River.- ON Friday, the 22nd September, the Tumut River came down in a higher flood than has been seen here for over twenty years. Rain fell on Thursday with steady persistency; a strong wind set in after nightfall, and between the gusts perfect torrents poured down.

The roaring of the stream gave warning that it was fast rising; but few residents anticipated such an inundation as took place. It was no doubt owing to the deep snow on the ranges being melted by the warm rain that fell on the previous day and night that the flood rose with such rapidity, and the affluent of the Tumut known as the Little River, especially, was greatly swollen from this cause.

The scene on Friday morning was a striking one. The sky was still covered with gray threatening masses of rain clouds, though later in the day the sun shone out and they dispersed; and the turbid waters rolling in a mighty volume down the bed of the stream also spread far and wide over the adjacent flats. At an early hour many repaires to the bridge, intent upon rendering assistance to all requiring and and helping to save stock in danger of being drowned. Chief among those who had manfully and kindly exerted themselves may be named Messrs. M. M'Namara, M. Downing, M. Kelly, H. Hoad, jun., J. O'Mara, G. Stevenson, J. Purcell, and others.

The flood waters rapidly spread over Bombowlee lanes, so as to preclude passage from the bridge, except on horseback or by boat, to the different residences there. Among those likely first to suffer from their premises being invaded by the rising waters were the families of Mr. M. Kelly and Dr. Verschuer, and accordingly successful exertions were made to rescue them from their peril, and bring them safely across the bridge to town.

We are glad to say that the flood caused no sacrifice of human life; and although direful rumours of great destruction of stock were at first current, these proved to be in a great measure exaggerated and unfounded. It is said that Mr. S. Piper lost five or seven head of cattle out of a mob of forty; that some horses of Mr. E. G. Brown's are missing; that a working bullock belonging to Mr. Anderson perished; and that Mr. M. Quilty and Mrs. Cassidy each lost one or more calves. There may have been other casualties of which we have not heard, but on the whole the loss of stock was comparatively trifling.

The damage and destruction of property wrought by the usually placid and beautiful river as it came roaring down in its swollen strength, though serious and vexatious enough, was not so great as might have been anticipated. Of course much fencing on the Tumut plains, on the Bombowlee flats, on the racecourse paddock, aud in other places, was either borne away or heaped up in strange piles of wreck and confusion with other debris; some of the new culverts in the Bombowlee lanes were considerably injured, and the force of the current may be judged from the fact that under one of them a great butt of a tree was lodged, which it took four horses to drag away.

We regret to learn that a good many crops over which the flood current swept were utterly destroyed, the soil being washed away. Among those who thus suffered were Mr. T. Eggleton, Mrs. O'Neil, Mr. J. Carr, and others. In some places, however, where the crops had been early sown, and which were only covered by the stiller backwater, we understand that the effects of thc flood in thoroughly irrigating and enriching the soil have been actually beneficial. It seems, therefore, that the moral contained in the proverb as to its being " an ill wind that blows nobody any good " may be applied to a flood also ; nevertheless, we trust that the Tumut River, which, after its great outbreak, has retired quietly to its bed again, will remain there for many years to come.

The subjoined further particulars are forwarded to us by a correspondent, who writes from Blowering as follows:- We are, from our situation, naturally exposed every year on the approach of spring to be more or less flooded by the meltinc of the snow which colorless hooded by the melting or the snow which is set during winter on the ranges towards Kiandra; but it is admitted by the oldest residents here that the inundation we have just witnessed far exceeds any of its predecessera. Considering its magnitude, however, the immediate losses sustained here aro comparatively small, although heavier ulterior losses are likely to ensue from the farmers being compelled to devote their attention now to replacing fences carried away around their crops already in, which would otherwise be employed in preparing the ground for further crops.

At the southern extremity of Blowering proper, along the banks of the river, lie the farms of Messrs. Leader, Ryan, Sullivan, Osmond, and Bourke; but in these, beyond the soaking of crops, washing away of small portions of fences, and in one (Ryan's) the falling in of about two acres of the embankment, no serious damage has been done. Coming next to Mr. P. Halloran'B two farms (one lately purchased from his brother), the destruction of fences has been rather heavy-about 120 rods having been washed away, two crops of wheat partially rooted up, and the remainder damaged almost beyond recovery.

A quantity of potatoes also, heaped ia a paddock, have been scattered about in all directions. Mr N. Johnson's selection, on the flat beyond Halloran's, was entirely under water, but in no other way damaged. At Mr. C. Oddy's, some fifty or sixty rods of fencing were knocked down, and great damage done to the grass in his paddooks by the large amount of sand swept over them-in some places nearly a foot deep. His wheat crop, too, was under water and partially rooted up. The water here surrounded the dwelling up to the verandah, and at one time preparations were made for an exodus by the family.

At the last farm Mr. G. Johnson's, the northern boundary of Blowering, a large amount of fencing is washed down, and the extensivo wheat crops laid under water. From the other side of tho river (West .Blowering), I have been unable to gather any particulars, excepting that at Mr. Bridle's farm a long line of newly-erected fencing has been carried away, and this year's crop of corn greatly damaged by the water running into tho shed.

The three boats belonging to Messrs. Oddy, Johnson, and Bridle, which are our only means of communication with the opposite side of tho river when it is swollen, are I understand, luckily saved. In concluding these short details, I cannot help expressing my satisfaction in witnessing the large amount of equanimity with which tho several losses have been submitted to,-Tumut Times.

The Hobart; The Mercury states that Mr. Abraham Rheuben died at his son's residence after an illness extending over some weeks. Mr. Rheuben had been a resident of Tasmania for half a century, and during several years of that period he devoted much of his time to tho service of his fellow-citizens. As an alderman of tho city, several times elected, and especially as a member of the Public Works Committee of the Council, he took an active part in corporation affairs, his business habits being very useful in those capacities. On the last, as on some previous occasions, he was returned as an alderman unopposed. His failing health compelled him to resimi last weok, just when ho had been reappointed a justice of the peace for the city. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 7 October 1876).

1952 - Fires Under Control, - But Danger - High in Two States - Dangerous fires in New South Wales and Victoria were under control last night, but the danger of renewed outbreaks in both States is high. This was the position:

N.S.W-: Small fires were still burning in the Blue Mountains, the South Coast, and the Coff's Harbour and Lismore districts, but no homes were threatened.

VICTORIA: Firefighters were racing against time to "mop up" dozens of fires before hot north winds, expected to-day, bring greater damage.

Constant Watch - Yesterday forestry officers were keeping constant watch from towers in State forests.

In southern and northern bushfire areas firefighters were patrolling firebreaks.

Banana growers in the Coffs Harbour district have lost about 40,000 worth of crops and plants in fires in the last few days. Senior Constable S. J. Black, of Coffs Harbour, said yesterday afternoon that fires were then under control.

BAD SCARE - "We had a bad scare about 1 o'clock this afternoon when a fire jumped a break and swept into a banana plantation near the town," he said. "We put every firefighter near the outbreak on to the job. They beat the flames out after they had destroyed about 80 plants."

The only big fires still burning in the Blue Mountains are in deep gullies and do not threaten private property. A New Australian timber worker, L. Van Hoof, who has been "missing" since last Thursday, was taken to Wentworth Falls yesterday by Constable M. Gracie and two other men. He had stayed in the camp which his fellow-workers left when it was threatened by a bushfire.

The fire was still about a mile from the camp yesterday. The search party had to drive 16 miles through a "danger" area to reach the camp.. Constable Grace said Van Hoof had enough food in the camp and apparently did not realise his danger.

Firefighters fought until early yesterday morning to control a fire threatening a farmhouse in the Milton district. SCRUB FIRE - Last night, a large area of scrub around French's Forest cemetery burnt fiercely for a time. Residents feared it might spread towards homes in Blackbutt Road, but it was brought under control.

Bushfire brigades which had been fighting the fire all day, received help from the metropolitan fire brigade at night.

Youths Blamed. - By Our Special Reporter TUMUT; Saturday. Fires in the burnt-out Riverina and Murray Valley areas are quiet to-day except near Tumut, where 300 men in mountainous country are fighting fires which are threatening fertile valleys.

The most serious fire is seven miles from Tumut between Blowering on the Tumut Highway and Gilmore between Tumut and Adelong. This fire started last night in property belonging to Mr. Arthur Davis. Mr. Davis said the fire had been caused by three youths who shot down the power line crossing his property.

Mr. Davis said: "About 6 o'clock last night we heard three shots and saw the youths firing at the power line. "They severed the line, which fell into dry grass and started a fire immediately. "I shouted out to them and they ran, jumped into a motor car and drove full speed towards Tumut."

STARTED AGAIN - Mr. Davis gave the alarm and firefighters from Tumut controlled the flames last night. This morning the fire broke out anew, burnt through portion of the property owned by Mr. Tom Norton, and then to the top of the heavily wooded hills. To-night, fanned by a light breeze, the fire is slowly creeping down the other side of the crest to- wards heavily grassed country at Blowering.

Volunteers are attacking the fire from both sides of the range. Dense clouds of smoke and falling trees are hampering them. Burning logs are a constant hazard as they fall and roll down the burnt-out hill into the grass below.

Forestry Department crews with water carts are standing by at the foot of the hills to hose out the logs as they roll down. RUGGED COUNTRY Other fires in the Tumut area, which have already burnt out one homestead and approximately 900 acres and killed more than 1,000 sheep belonging to Mr. Ralph Eggleton, are now burning in mountainous country where the terrain is too rugged to fight them.

Vic. Prepares MELBOURNE, Saturday -All fires in the devastated north-east of Victoria are under control but a close watch is being kept on thousands of acres of smouldering bush and grassland

The Weather Bureau said to-day the north-east could expect rising temperatures to-morrow with north-easterly to north-westerly winds

ACUTE DANGER - The Country Fire Authority has declared to-morrow a day of acute fire danger in Victoria. Lighting of fires in the open air anywhere is prohibited under penalty of up to two years gaol

Trains between Melbourne and Albury are running half an hour behind schedule over the repaired tracks near the devastated town of Barnawartha, where two were burnt to death on Thursday. At Barnawartha,Volunteers are using car tyres to burn carcases of sheep. First Constable W Roberts said this morning there were 400 dead sheep and six bullocks in one paddock alone to dispose of. In other paddocks there were as many as 600 sheep. Volunteers are out to-day shooting maimed stock.

The huge blaze in the Star colliery open-cut at Bacchus Marsh, 30 miles from Melbourne, is still burning fiercely.- (Ref- The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1949 - 1953)(about) Previous issue Sunday 3 February 1952).