Look Ups


All about ‘Look Ups’ and how it works

Hello , in the past ,there has been normally no charge for research or advice or ‘look ups”  but now I have to add a upfront charge of $10.00 . Depending on the amount of work required a additional charge  may also be asked for and credit allowed for the upfront charge.

I am sorry for this but too many ask for help , never donate and some never even have the courtesy of a ‘thank you’.

Monies received are used to purchase resources which are then used for your research.

Please note:-

  • that the time to search and find is the same time as as to search and not find.
  • that I only search for surnames. So you may find a list of names some of which are of no interest to you.

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‘Look ups’ of selected records,

Re Police Gazettes.

Please note if you require a look up of police gazettes you will need to know name in full and a year. See here for more information and here for examples of the information available.

Records available as at 1 Jan. 2016  –  see also  here

Anglican Marriages in East Maitland of Singleton & Patrick’s Plains residents – 51 marriages.

Anglican Baptism in East Maitland ditto – 139 baptisms
Anglican Burial at Whittingham – 323 entries

1839 Baptismal Registers of the Anglican Parish of Singleton – Whittingham from 1839.

1844 Baptismal Registers of the Anglican Parish of Warkworth 1844 to 1853.

1844 Baptismal Registers of the Anglican Parish of Falbrook – Camberwell 1844 to 1896.

Baptismal Register Singleton Presbyterian

1866 -67. Singleton Ratepayers and Landlords.

Singleton & District Postal Directories 1832 – 1884; 6457 entries.

Singleton & District Residents selected from Maitland Mercury, Singleton Times, Singleton Argus, Government Gazette, and censuses etc. – 4152 entries

Entries from the 1926 ‘Back to Singleton’ booklet. – 1215 entries.

Singleton Dairy Farmers 1913 – 1920

1903 – 1954. Mitchell’s Flat School Pupils

Singleton & Patricks Plains – Inns and Hotels 1825 – 1900

Place names of Singleton and Surrounding District.

 1847 – 1938 Mine workers (Hunter District) . Contains names of over 1695 mine workers who were seriously injured, many of them fatally, as a result of accidents between 1847 and 1938.

Convicts and Deserter. Over 1000 names of convicts who had had their ticket of leave (tol) cancelled and information re soldiers who had deserted.

1914. Registered Owners of Motor Vehicles (including taxi and motor lorries) + 9000 entries.

1885 Register of Medical Practitioners 1885. (this is also included in Residents of NSW Vol. 3)

1848 – 1850  Names of over 1500 applications for leasehold in the then pastoral districts of Bligh, Clarence River, Darling Downs, Gwydir, Lachlan, Liverpool Plains, Lower Darling, Macleay River, Maneroo, Moreton Bay, Murrumbidgee, New England and Wellington.

1848 and 1849. The Crown Lands Office received over 600 caveats against claims to leases of Crown land beyond the Settled Districts. Total of 1000 names +

1848, 1849 and 1850 -the names of over 800 applicants for leasehold in the then Victorian pastoral districts of Bourke, Gipps, Grant, Murray, Portland Bay, Western Port and Wimmera.

1885 Landholders 1885 (aka Residents of NSW 1885 Vol. 1). The names of 39,856 residents of NSW in 1884/1885.

1862- 1864 Conditional Purchasers. Contains the details of over 9,000 applications for the conditional purchase of Crown Land between 1st January 1862 and 30th September 1864. 1862

1884. Civil Service List for the year 1885. (aka Residents of NSW 1885 Volume 2) Contains 9100 entries.

Residents of NSW (Vol. 3) 1832 to 1900.

Ongoing to date 42,000 + entries

1880 Newcastle Directory and Almanac for 1880
1881 Newcastle Directory and Almanac for 1881
1901 Newcastle and District Directory for 1901

 1881 -82 Sands Country Directory for 1881 – 1882

1884 -85 Sands Country Directory for 1884 – 1885 for the following: – Macleay River District, Maitland District, Moree, Mudgee, Murrurundi, Newcastle, Parkes, Port Stephens, Raymond Terrace.

1889 / 1890 NSW Sands approx. 62,000 entries

1832 NSW James Raymond’s General Post Office Directory

1833 NSW Calendar and Post Office Directory

1878 Sands PO for:-

Aberdeen, Adaminaby, Adamstown, Adelong (part only), Anvil Creek, Appin, Appletree Flat, Araluen (part only), Ballina, Balranald, Barrangary, Barrington, Bateman’s Bay, Bega, Belford, Bell’s Creek, Bendolba (Dungog district), Bendemeer, Bergalia, Berrima, Binda, Bingera, Binnaway, Bishop’s Bridge, Black Springs, Blacktown, Blackville , Blackwall, Blandford, Blayney (part only), Boggabri, Bomadary (part only), Booral, Boro, Bourke, Bowenfields (part only), Branxton, Bridgeman, Bringelly, Broadmouth Creek, Brushgrove, Buchanan, Buckley’s Crossing Place (on the Snowy River), Budgee Budgee (part only), Byng ( Orange district), Cadia, Camberwell, Cassilis’ Castle Hill, Castlereagh, Cathcart, Catherine Hill Bay, Cavan, Cessnock, Chambers Creek (Wellington District), Charcoal Creek, Charlestown, Charleyong, Chatswood Island, Chessman’s Creek, Clarence Town, Clarendon (Gundagai District), Cobar, Concord, Condobolin, Coolac, Coolah, Cooma (part only), Coonamble, Coonabarabran, Coopernook , Cooranbong, Cootamundra (part only), Cowra, Murrurundi.

 1914 -1918 Biography of selected World War 1 soldiers.

1898 NSW Country Directory of Tradespeople.  singleton.

1861. Persons receiving goods from the Bench of Magistrates as result of flood at Windsor .

1862 NSW Government Gazette

1867 Samsons PO Directory of NSW

1888 Adeline Centennial History of NSW

1903 NSW Electoral Rolls – selected extracts

1913 NSW Electoral Roll – selected extracts










11 thoughts on “Look Ups

  1. Looking for info on Matilda Pole/Poll/Paul married Edward Langford Patricks plains 1868. Matilda was born 1846 parents were James Pole & Margaret McMullen/McMillan. Thank you. 🙂

  2. I think the Ralph Turner 1885 is probably my ancestor. Possibly also Receiving Officer if that means he received the mail as he was the mail carrier for Lostock area for a few years. I am also interested in S Turner, who could be Stephen James Turner, another ancestor.
    I would be pleased to obtain details of the above searches.

  3. Good afternoon,

    My search has two entries for a Ralph TURNER. I have no records for CP for him but do for a Richard. I have a Ralph TURNER of Upper Lostock , details of land size and stock holding in 1885. The duties of Ralph Turner as Receiving Officer Keeping in 1890.
    There other entries for TURNER in the Paterson district eg Edward and a S.

  4. Hi Terry, I would like to know what listings you have for Ralph Turner. He arrived in Australia in 1842. He had 505 acres of CP Land near Mount Rivers/Lostock. I do not have a CP number. I think the land was sold in 1898 possibly to H H Brown (MLA) and sold again in 1903 by Brown. Ralph Turner also owned (or leased) two 40 acre lots - Portions 31 & 32 in Parish Holywell, county Durham.

    • Hi Sandra Finn, Ralph Turner Snr is my G G Grandfather,his second youngest son (Philip Turner 1857-1934)came to the Richmond Valley (LIsmore) and had property up Leyster Creek around 1884 where he married Agnes Annie Rubin Perry.They had nine children and my grandfather was No 9.
      Regards Ivan Turner
      P.S. I don't know much about Ralph yet.

      • Ivan
        Hi there
        Ralph Turner Senior Is my 3rd Great Grand Father
        Have you found out more about him ?

        Ralph Turner
        BIRTH 06 DEC 1817 • Manchester, Lancashire, England
        DEATH 06 NOV 1882 • Lostock, New South Wales, Australia

        • Hi Luke,
          I wrote a book last year with chapters on the Turner family. Ivan Turner has a copy of the book. Happy to supply chapters if you contact me at my email address. Permission given to Terry Callaghan to supply my email address to you.

        • Hi Luke ,I have some information on the family tree.You can contact me through Face book or ring me on 0419 465 810.

  5. Hi Peter, There are 26 names in my records for TACON. However there may some which are in more than one database eg. Tacon in Electoral Rolls may be the same Tacon as in the PO Directory files may be the same in the dairy farmers register. I did not sort on a first name basis but some from memory were Hebert, William and a Frederick.
    Terry Callaghan

  6. My surname would not have been that common in the 1800s and i would like to know how many listings you have on your database for the Tacon name


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