Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Thomas Lisson

Notes - Page 2

2. Mary Ann Jane Fanny Lisson

Mary married James Winton in 1825.

George Yeomans

1827 - Leased the Angel Inn, Wallis Plains and opened the Woolpack Inn - his brother Richard became licensee in 1831.
In partnership with his brother Richard and two other me, owned a property at Yarramanbah.
1834-36 licensee of the Sportsman's Inn at West Maitland.
1843 - Licensee of the Northumberland Hotel.

October 13th, at West Maitland, of which town he had been a resident during the last twenty-five years, Mr. George Yeomans, aged 52 years, highly respected and sincerely regretted by all who knew him.
Source: The SMH 15 Oct 1853

James Winton

Convicted at Kent. Arrived on Larkins.

4. John B Lisson Gorrick

John took on his stepfathers' surname of Gorrick. When boxing, he used the name 'Bungaree" and became known as the white Bungaree. He travelled to England in 1842 for a boxing match.
John lost his life when he fought Harry Bloome in 1842.
Source: The History of British Boxing..(Loncon:J. Grant, 1906)

5. Sarah Lisson

On the 1st instant, at her residence, 414, Elizabeth-street,Sydney, SARAH, the wife of JOHN YEOMANS, in the 59th year of her age. \
Source: The SMH 2 Jul 1873

John Yeomans

A matter concerning a piece of land granted in 1851 as a site for the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts was before his Honor on a petition for payment out of certain moneys to the trustees of the will of John Yeomans who died in 1875. This sum was money paid for land resumed under the Public Works Act about the year 1901, as part of the site of the Stdneyj Central Railwayj Station. It appeared from the evidence that on March 29, 1851, one rood of land in the parish of St. Lawrence was conveyed by the late Go vernor Fitzroy to trustees as a site for the school of arts and in 1852 an Act of the then Legislature empowered the trustees to sell the land at auction. A certain portion of the ground was bought by the late John Yeomans. Under his will John Yeomans de- vised his property upon trust to his daugh- ters Mrs. J. V. Tooth, Mrs. James Frederick Fitzhardinge, Mrs. Grantley Hyde Fitzhard- inge, and Miss Janet Fitzhardinge, for life, with remainder to their children. An order, it further appeared, was made by the Equity Court that the capital should be invested in Government stocks and it was so invested in New South Wales 5½. per cent funded stock, 1931. All the life tenants had now died.  The Court ordered that the fund now in court be paid out to the trustees of John Yeomans' will.
Source: The SMH 14 Sep 1929

8. Isaac Gorrick

The death is announced at the advanced age of 86 years of Mr Isaac Gorrick, whose name for nearly half a century has been almost inseparably associated with the history of the Maitland district.  For some years the weight of years had been having their effect on a once robust constitution, and he was confined to his room. During the past few
months he grew gradually weaker, and eventually succumbed. He was attended by a professional nurse and also by his daughter, Miss Gorrick,  while the Rev Arthur Killworth was also in attendance. Mr J F Burne, of Sydney, a very old and dear friend, arrived in time to see him alive. Deceased, who was born at Windsor, Hawkesbury
River, in 1812, and was brought up to farming pursuits during the earlier years of his life, developed a hardihood of constitution which enabled him to live a life remarkably free from illness or physical affection of any kind. In 1845 he went to the Maitland district, and for 18 years, while attending to his own business affairs, found ample time to
asssist every movement having for its object the welfare of Maitland and its people; In 1858 he visited England for the purpose of having an opertion performed on his brother Jacob, whose eyesight was affected, and previous to his departure was the recipient of a solid silver salver and an address signed by hundreds of residents of the Maitland and Newcastle districts. The words of the address expressed the respect and esteem gained during a residence of 13 years in Maitland, a period marked by many instances of tender sympathy and generosity for the sick and poor. The address was signed by many whose names were household words in that district. It may be noted that Mr Gorrick firmlv declined to be entertained at a public dinner prior to his departure. He returned to Maitland in the following year, and established an auctioneering business, but retired into private life in a few years. The one great work of his life was his indefatigable exertions in behalf of the Maitland Hospital, of which he, his daughter (Miss Carrie Gorriok), and his grand-daughter (Miss Wolfe) were life members. His one thought appeared to be the care of the sick and dying, and Maitland residents
know that, until advancing years compelled him to the seclusion of his room, he visited the patients in the institution several times daily. In these visits he was frequently accompanied by his life-long friend, the late Mr Tom Evans. The present fixed deposit of £8000 is an evidence of the careful and excellent system of management pursued under his regime at the hospital. His work at the institution was annually referred to by the present president, and, as a compliment to the hospital's aged benefactor, he was annually elected as a member of the committee, although no longer to take any active part in the management. He also took a lively interest in the establishment of the Pierce
Memorial Nurses Home, of which Miss Wolfe (his grand-daughter) has been president since its open ing. Mr Gorrick was an alderman for several terms in the days when the work of forming streets confronted the council. He was also an active member of the Maitland District Council for several years. Âs a member of the committee of the Maitland School of arts he took a prominent part in a great public lottery many years ago, and assisted augmenting the funds considerably. Deceased leaves a family of four daughters and many - grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His wife died about a year ago at the advanced age of 85 years. His daughters are: Mrs J E Wolfe, of Springfield, who is senior partner in the firm of Messrs Wolfe, Prentice, and Co; Mrs Charles Baldwin, of Durham Court, Tamworth ; Mrs John Jones, of Sydney; and Miss Carrie Gorrick, of West Maitland.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 8 Apr 1899