St Marys – Petition for a Municipality

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No. 513.

WEDNESDAY, 2 OCTOBER

1889.

Colonial Secretary’s Office
Sydney, 2nd October, 1889.

ST. MARYS – PETITION FOR A MUNICIPALITY.

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, directs the publication, in accordance with the “Municipalities Act of 1867,” of the substance and prayer of a Petition addressed to His Excellency, and signed by 138 persons, praying that their locality therein described may be erected into a Municipality under the name of the “Municipal District of St. Mary’s”

HENRY PARKES,

The Petitioners state that they are persons who, upon incorporation, would be liable to be assessed for Municipal rates in respect of property or household residence.

That the population of the proposed Municipality is not less than 500, and the area thereof about 28 square miles.

That the following are the boundaries proposed, viz.:

Situated in the county of Cumberland, parishes of Claremont, Londonderry, Melville, and Rooty Hill: Commencing at the crossing of the road from the Cow Pasture to Richmond, over the Great Western Railway; and bounded thence by that road bearing northerly to its intersection with the north boundary of James Kernahan’s 102 acres, in the parish of Londonderry; thence by that northern boundary and the north boundaries of Elizabeth King’s 610 acres, and Philip King’s 660 acres, bearing easterly to Rope’s Creek; thence by that creek upwards to the south-east corner of James Erskine’s 3,000 acres, parish of Melville ; thence by the south boundary of that 3,000 acres, the south boundaries of Gregory Blaxland’s; 2,000 acres, Henry Fulton’s 400 acres, and part of William Bradley’s 400 acres bearing westerly to the road from the Cow Pasture to Richmond aforesaid; and thence again by that road bearing northerly, to the point of commencement.

Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray that your Excellency will be pleased to grant the incorporation of the above area in accordance with the provisions of the “Municipalities Act of 1867,” and your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Name…Occupation.Qualification. Residence.
William Fleming ….auctioneer ..freehold ..St. Mary’s
James Phelan ….RC clergyman..freehold ..St. Mary’s
George Shadlow …..farmer ….freehold ..St. Mary’s
William Thompson ..freehold ..St. Mary’s
William Ayscough … …freeholder..Kogarah
Andrew Morrison ………..leasehold ..St. Maryls
William. Andrews ………..freehold ..St. Mary’s
George Luke X …………freehold ..St. Mary’s
James Robertson ………….householder.St. Mary’s
James Hackett … ….freehold ..St. Mary’s
Andrew Thompson………..freehold ..St. Mary’s
Thomas Cooney ..labourer ..householder …Rope’s Creek.
George Turnen …………freehold ..St. Mary’s
George Honeysett …………household ..St. Marys,
Joseph Chesham ……….freehold ..St. Mary’s
William Masters ……….household ..St. Mary
Charl. Andrews ………..household ..St. Mary’s
Wm. Donaldson ………….freehold ..St. Mary’s
Alfred Beatty ……….freehold ..St. Mary’s
Thomas Clissold …builder..Penrith
James B. Penton ..labourer ….freehold ..Eastborough.
Harry Pearce ..labourer ..household ..St. Mary’s
T. Glashiff …labourer ..household ..St. Mary’s
William Hope.freehold ..Kingswood
Thos. Tolhurst senior, X..labourer ..freehold ..St. Mary’s
Edmund Page…..carter ..householder..St. Mary’s
John Carpenter ..labourer ..householder ..St. Mary’s
John Jewell ….labourer ..freehold ..St. Mary’s
James Taylor ….grazier ..leasehold ..St. Mary’s
J. Scamlay …carpenter ..household ..St. Mary’s
Edward Riley …hotelkeeper ..leaseholder ..St. Mary’s
W. Weale …storekeeper ..freehold ..St. Mary’s
T. Wholahan …..labourer ..freehold ..St. Mary’s
T. Thompson ….farmer …freehold ..St. Mary’s
F. Andrews ….timber merchant..freeholder ..St. Mary’s.
C. Heyward ..grazier ..householder..Kingswood
James Wainwright …blacksmith ..frecholder ..Kingswood
W. H. Banes …….carter ..freehold.Kingswood
0. Gilbert ….brickmaker..freehold ..Kingswood
G. Strange ….brickmaker ..freehold ..Kingswood
Armstein ….household ..freehold ..St. Mary’s
Alice Montague …………freehold ..St. Mary’s
John Worthington..shoemaker freehold ..St. Mary’s
James Byrne ……….freehold……..St. Mary’s
A. Gassman …st. keeper ..freeholderSt. Mary’s
G. Gunther …..saddler ..householdSt. Mary’s
Miss Leslie Perry …dressmaker …householder St. Mary’s
John M’Bride X ….farmer ….leaseholder ..St. Mary’s

Witness, J. Macartney, J.P.

S. Pearse ..farmer …….household ..St. Mary’s
G. A. Champness …… household …….St. Mary’s
John C. Stevens …dealer ..freeholder St. Mary’s’
G. Hope, junr …bootmaker…freeholder St. Mary’s’
J. King Lethbridge… grazier ..freeholder ..Tregear
Geo. T. Bennett …blacksmith …freeholder …St. Mar~’s
Edgar Cox, junr….grazier …freeholder ..Lenore
E. J. Robbins ….postmaster..leaseholder ..St. Mary’s
Andrew Morrison ….baker ..leaseholder ………..
John Guild ….storekeeper ….freehold ..St. Mary’s
T. Boulton Perry….auctioneer ….freehold ….Stanmore
G. 0. Morris …storekeeper …freehold …St. Mary’s
G. J. Turner …..storekeeper….freehold ..St. Mary’s

J. H. W. Brown …mill owner ….leaseholder ….St. Mary’s
James Gow ….storekeeper ……freehold ……St. Mary’s
William Garner ….butcher ….freeholder ..St. Mary’s
James Cott ….publican ….leasehold ….St. Mary’s
Caleb Nash …grazier ….freehold ….St. Mary’s
J. Macartney …manager A.J.S. Bank ….leasehold ….St. Mary’s
J. Beacroft X…..timber merchant ……leasehold ….St. Mary’s

Witness, J. Macartney.

T. F. Tolhurst ….carpenter …freehold …St. Mary’s
E. A. Harris …surveyor ….householder ….St. Mary’s.
Samuel Sainsbury ….builder ….freehold ….St. Mary’s
E. Beacroft …..freehold ….St. Mary’s
Frederick Turner …. storekeeper ….householder …St. Mary’s
James Bennett ….freeholder….Colyton

Weldon Champness …carter ….freeholder …St. Mary’s
James Wade . X ..carter ….leasehold…St. Mary’s
James Moore ….bushman ….household ….St. Mary’s
J. W. Pearce ..orchardist ….freehold ….Seven Hills
John O’Brien ….labourer ..household ..Lenore
Mirhan Kelsy X ……….household ….St. Mary’s
Witness, W. Fleming
Knad Tespessen ….farmer ….freehold ….Rope’s Creek
George Speed ….carpenter ….freehold ….Rope’s Creek
T. Smith ………farmer ….freehold …Rope’s Creek
Maria R. Cooke ……….freehold ….Rope’s Creek
Herbert P. Ward …farmer ….leasehold ….Rope’s Creek
Patrick Lahey X….farmer ….freehold ….Rope’s Creek

Witness, W.Fleming

John Labey X…farmer ….freehold ….Rope’s Creek

Witness, W. Fleming

William Taylor …farmer ….freehold ….Southborough
Robert Desberough ….owner ….freehold …Southborough
John Herford….tanner …freehold …St. Mary’s
Robert Pilling …stonemason …freehold …St. Mary’s

I, William. Fleming, do solemnly declare that all the foregoing signatures affixed to the above Petition are the genuine signatures of the persons whose signatures they purport to be; and that such persons are persons liable to assessment for Municipal taxes in respect of property or household residence within the boundaries of the proposed Municipal District, as set forth in this Petition.

W. FLEMING,
Mountain View,
St. Mary’s

J. KING Lethbridge, J.P

James Ausburn …leasehold ….saddler ….Kingswood
W. Ruston ….leaseholder ..sawmill proprietor …Kingswood
R. Walker ….leaseholder…sawmill proprietor St Mary’s
Geo. Warburton ..freehold ..dealer ..Kingswood
T. Shadlow …freehold ..farmer ..Schrivenham
M. H. Page …freehold ….St. Mary’s
Moses Dollin ..freehold ..bricklayer ..St. Mary’s
C. Sweeny x ..freehold ..labourer ..Penrithville

Witness W. Fleming

Thomas Smith ..freeholder ..hotelkeeper ..Penrith
Samuel John Haines ..freehold ..brickmaker ..Penrith
Alf. Kemp …freeholder ..farmer ..Kingswood
C. H. Ausburn ..freehold ..mill proprietor ..Kingswood
And. Byrnes ..freehold …..Kingswood
W. Starling ..freehold …labourer ..Kingswood
Isabella Mittehell ..freehold ..St. Mary’s
Robert Forbes ..freehold ..draper..614, George St, Sydney
Arthur Miller..household ..labourer ..St. Mary’s
Frederick Randall ..freehold ..labourer ..St. Mary’s
Leslie Thompson x..freehold ..tanner ..St. Mary’s

Witness A. Thompson

John Macnarra x..household ..carpenter ..St. Mary’s
William Conners ..household ..tanner ..St. Mary’s
James Pye ..householder ..labourer ..St. Mary’s

Witness A. Thompson

Josiah Randall ..freehold ..labourer ..St. Mary’s
James Stewart ..leasehold ..farmer ..St. Mary a
Alf. H. Barnier ..householder ..sawyer ..St. Mary’s
William. Waynan ..freehold ..labourer ..St. Mary’s
G. A. Dollin ..household …bricklayer …St. Mary’s
Robert George Mitchell …household …tanner ..St. Mary ‘s
William. Anderson ..household ..tanner ..St. Mary’s
Richard Sutton ..freehold ..farmer ..St. Mary’s
Henry Wake …householder …photographer …St. Mary’s
John Beahan….household …tanner ..St. Mary’s
James Hope …householder …farmer ..St. Mary’s
Chas. Hackett ..householder …labourer ..St. Mary’s
William Tolhurst x..householder ..labourer ..St. Mary’s

Witness A. Thompson

William Knighton …household ..labourer ..St. Mary’s
W. Forsyth ..household ..tanner ..St. Mary’s
William Holmes ..freeholder ..tanner ..St. Mary’s
George Phillips ..household ..tanner ..St. Mary’s
James Farrell, Jun …freehold ..labourer ..St. Mary’s

I, Andrew Thompson, do solemnly declare that all the signatures affixed to the above Petition, after the declaration of William Fleming, are the. genuine signatures of the persons whose signatures they purport to be ; and that such persons are persons liable to assessment for Municipal taxes in respect of property or household residence within the boundary of the proposed Municipal District, as set forth in this Petition.

A. THOMPSON.
J. KING LETHBRIDGE, J.P.

SYDNEY:

Printed and Published by Charles Potter, Government Printer, Phillip-street,
2nd October, 1889.