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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John Thomas GLOWREY

Born C.1858 [2]
Married (1) Nora YOULDEN in Victoria, Australia [54]
Married (2) Hannah Marion RYAN in 1890 in Victoria, Australia [54]
By 1897 he had left Victoria and was living in Coolgardie, Western Australia[6]
Proprietor of the Royal Hotel in Bayley Street, Coolgardie 1898-1900 [6]
He was living in Forrest Street, Coolgardie and working as a Sharebroker in Maritana Street, Kalgoorlie in 1901
Sharebroker in both Maritana Street, Kalgoorlie and at 27 Bennett Street, Perth in 1902 [6]
By 1902 he was a Member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia, and by 1903 was also a Justice of the Peace [6]
Proprietor of the Palace Hotel in Saint George's Terrace in Perth from as early as 1903 until his death in 1921 [2] [6]
By 1913 himself, his wife, and his children Lindsay, Evelyn and Irene owned 5,990 acres of land in Nugadong, East Gunyidi [44]
Their 5,990 acres in Nugadong consisted of Lots 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37 and 38 of the Nugadong Agricultural Area [44]
During his time at the Palace Hotel in Perth he was the absentee owner of a 1,559 acre farm in Gunyidi [10: 12-Aug-1921] [44]
His 1,559 acres consisted of Victoria Locations 3482, 3484, 3485 and 3947 (Leases 6790/56, 6789/56, 6791/56 and 4418/68) [10] [44]
Wrote to the Upper Irwin Road Board in 1910 requesting the clearing and improvement of roads near his farm in Gunyidi [9: 5-Aug-1910]
By 1921 had cleared 870 acres of his Gunyidi farm, which was fenced with two to three wires, and subdivided into three paddocks [10]
His property also boasted a four roomed iron house with outbuildings, rainwater tanks totalling 3,500 gallons, and dams and soaks [10]
In 1921 he had 330 acres of the farm in Gunyidi under crop, and owed only £231 to the Crown to make the land freehold [10]
His livestock in 1921 included horses (a stallion, Mare, colt, and six geldings), a cow and calf, and a number of fowls [10]
Plant and machinery in use on his farm in Gunyidi in the early 1920s included a spring cart, winnower, two harvesters, cultivator, [10]
     chaffcutters, plough, rake, binder, horseworks, eight sets of plough harnesses, cart harness, pump, wire rope, and an incubator [10]
Resided at the Palace Hotel in Saint George's Terrace, Perth until his death at the age of 63 years in 1921 [2]
Father of John Tracey, James Henry, Evelyn, Lindsay Gordon and Irene Eliza [54]
Died 12 June 1921; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, BC, 166A) [2]
His executors were to sell his Gunyidi farm including crop, stock and plant at the Palace Hotel in Perth on 15 September 1921 [10]
The terms to purchase the farm were £600 deposit, £300 on 1 March 1922, and the balance by four equal annual payments at 7% [10]
The farm obviously failed to sell on 15 September 1921, as it was again offered for sale by his executors on 27 January 1922 [10]
By this time its crop had likely been harvested, and the property was to be sold separately from livestock and plant/machinery [10]
Terms to purchase the farm were £500 cash deposit and the balance in four equal annual payments at 6% interest per annum [10]
The whole of his livestock, plant, machinery, sundries, seed wheat and haystack were to have been sold for cash [10: 6-Jan-1922]
It appears as though his farm in Gunyidi was sold to John Fitzgerald THOMAS of Coorow [44]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Thomas Glowrey' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-thomas-glowrey [reference list]




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