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1813 Original land grant of 32 Acres to Thomas Gay/Guy
22 July 1831, Ann Bridger purchased the property for 90 pounds and 10 shillings.
In 1852, William Davis purchased the house and land for 180 pounds with a mortgage from Ann Bridger.
And so began the period of 20 or more years where Atherfield served as an Inn.
1864 John James Aston Watkins and Mary Agnes Watkins purchased for
400 pounds with a mortgage to William Davis. John was born in england in 1817
and died in Hobart in 1866. He married Mary Agnes Myerscough in Hobart in 1841. It
appears they had no children.
1879 Thomas Gethin Coote purchased property for 610 pounds
Thomas Coote married Janet McKean in 1879 in New Norfolk. They had 2 children, Thomas
born in 1879 and Chidley born 1880. Chidley died in infancy in 1881.
1884 Edward Duthoit and Albert Duthoit (3 pieces of land for 1,290 pounds)
1887 came into possession of Everard Duthoit (son of Edward)
1892 Sydney Edward Underwood and Elizabeth Catherine Underwood
Sydney Edward Underwood married clergyman's daughter Elizabeth Catherine
Hughes March 1869 Haverfordwest, South Wales (vol 11a page 898). By 1882,
they had five children (William aged 22, Sydney aged 20, Alice aged 18,
Hugh aged 16, Reginald aged 14 and Percy aged 12 all born in the UK).
They had 2 more children while living in New Norfolk - Beatrice born 1884
and Horatio born 1888. In 1898 Percy died aged 19 years from ***********.
He is buried in the cemetary at New Norfolk. In 1899, William married Kathleen
Whitchurch in Brighton. Kathleen was born in Longford Tasmania.
Sydney Senior died in Redfern, NSW in 1918. Elizabeth was born at Oxford, UK
and died in Sydney in 1929 at the ripe old age of 81 years. She is buried
in Rookwood Cemetary.
purchased for 1,700 pounds. Many books say he lived there in 1881.
This appears to be incorrect unless he was renting from the Duthoits.
1900 Trust Julian George Brown, Elizabeth Mary Brown and Henry Jones
It gets a bit hard to follow what happened here because it involved
trustees. We'll investigate this at a later stage.
1922 property was sold to John Burke for 2,300 pounds
Burke, John born 1868 Green Ponds
Died 4 November 1929
Jane Hay born 1859 New Norfolk
Died 6 July 1932
Married 18 April 1898 at Zeehan Jane aged 39 John aged 30
No recorded Children
1934 Lease to Graham Eric Dixon - Dixon never owned the property.
1945 sold to Leslie George Wright Bromfield for 1,092 pounds.
Click HERE to read about our visit from Pat Bromfield
on Sunday 14 September 2003
1955 sold to Keith Henry Fisher and Ethel Ellen Fisher for 3,400 pounds
1972 sold to Gordon Joseph Griffin and Diedre Margery Griffin for $19,000
1976 sold to Warren Douglas Soundy for $50,500
1981 sold to Roy Carl Fehlberg and Betty Mary Fehlberg for $56,500
1992 sold to Thomas Raymond James and Susan Olivia James for $175,000
The property was sold to a Sydney couple in 1999 who were unable to live
Atherfield, so the house was empty for long periods of time during
condition of the house deteriorated. In 2003 they decided to sell and
when we became the new "caretakers" of Atherfield. My hope is that there
will be generation after generation of Chapmans at Atherfield....