Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

John Cory

Coryvale - Map 2

John Cory arrived in Australia on the Allies in 1823. Later that year he travelled to the Paterson River district with his son Edward Cory and their friend from Devon, John Boughton.
James Adair John Boughton Edward Collison Close - Green Hills George Cobb Edward Gostsyck Cory Gilbert Cory John Cory william cummings Andrew Dixon Robert Corum Dillon Leslie Duguid William Dun William Evans George Frankland William Hicks Beresford Hudson William Innes Richard Jones James Kelly Andrew Lang - Dunmore Robert Lethbridge Alexander Livingstone James McClymont Thomas McDougall George Muir Find out more about Maitland Timothy Nowlan Henry Dixon Owen - Aberglasslyn Richard Pritchett James Phillips James Read (Reid) George Shaw Rutherford Walter Scott Gentleman John Smith John Galt Smith Hugh Torrance John Tucker Susannah Matilda Ward Susannah Matilda Ward William Charles Wentworth John Wighton Gorge Williams Caleb and Felix Wilson John Thomas Maughan
Early Settler Map 1

Land Selection

At the Paterson, land was selected and named Cory Vale. He purchased further estates naming them Poltimore (Pattimore) and Vacy (Vasy).

Cory Vale was situated where the Allyn river meets the Paterson. There was a track running through the grant of Cory Vale which easterly met the track leading to Wallaroba or to the west entered Adair's grant and then headed south through Vacy, Tillimby, Cintra, Tocal, Dunmore and on to the Hunter River.

Assigned Convicts

The following convicts were assigned to John Cory in 1824 and 1825 and would have been the first assigned servants on the Vacy estate:

John Brereton per Isabella - assigned ton 1824

James Dermody per Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

Edward Gregory per Hebe assigned in 1824

William Jones per Medina assigned in 1824

John Calderwood per Prince Regent assigned in 1824

Michael Marr or Managarer Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

Daniel Keating per Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

John Power per Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

Thomas Liddell per Mangles punished in 1824

Denis Daley per Isabella assigned in 1824

John Poor per Castle Forbes assigned in 1824

John Owen per Prince Regent punished in 1825

John Cory senior returned to England in 1827.

His son John Johnson Cory, a retired Naval Officer arrived in Australia on the Strathfieldsaye in July 1833 and died in 1839.

Notes and Links

1). Arrival of Lieutenant Cory on the Strathfieldsaye

2). Death of Lieutenant Cory in 1839