Owen Oxley
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Owen Oxley (1833 - 1881)

Owen Oxley
Born in Benenden Kent Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Aug 1855 in Mudgeemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mudgee Hospital, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Nov 2010
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The paternal line is confirmed. See Juhurst-1for details.


An article mentioning Owen's learning of saddlery in Richmond, Hawkesbury Herald, Friday 22 May 1903


  • 1833 Born in Benenden, England
  • 1839 Arrived Sydney 20 May 1839 on "Roxborough Castle".
  • 1846 Arrived Mudgee pioneer area c1846, Buried Wesleyan, Mudgee
  • 1855 He married Isabella E Syme, married 1 Aug 1855 in Meroo, Tambaroora,[1]

Wellington Reg V1855356 82, b. 1834 in Edinburgh, Scotland, (daughter of Thomas Syme and Christian Allan) d. 24 Jan 1931 in Nth Sydney Reg 1373, buried in Presbyterian Cemetary, Nth Subs.

  • 1855 Donated One Pound to the Patriotic Fund in 1855 (A fund for the support of widows and orphans of those killed in the Crimean war)
  • 1858 Owen appears to have been insolvent in 1858. Empire, Tuesday 1 June 1858
Owen Oxley, of Mudgee, saddler. Liabilities, £1079 4s. 9d. Assets, £1010. Amount of deficiency, £69 4s. 9d. Offical assignee, Mr. F. W. Perry. Memo: I am compelled to sequestrate my estate in consequence of being heavily pressed by my creditors, there being seven notions against me, also being desirous that my creditors should be equally dealt with. -O. OXLEY.

Accidental Burning.-On Sunday last, Mrs. Oxley, Gladstone street, was standing before the fire, when her dress caught fire and immediately blazed up, enveloping her in flames. With the assistance of Miss Oxley, the fire was quickly extinguished, but not before Mrs. Oxley's right hand was severely burnt.-Mudgee Liberal, Feb. 19.

Mention in the Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser of Tues, 3 Sep, 1867: Mr Owen Oxley, sadler, from Mudgee, has arrived amongst us (not before he was wanted), and commenced business.

  • 1869 References in "Coonabarabran - As it was in the Beginning" by J Pickette/M Campbell "The general population of the town, not all Anglicans, applied separately in 1869 for the establishment of a vested school.

This was one where the buildings were supplied by the Council of Education and which could only be used as a school. Those who wrote were Jethro White, Presbyterian storekeeper, Owen Oxley, a Wesleyan saddler and Patrick Fitzgerald, a Roman Catholic bootmaker. They agreed to raise £110 to go towards the cost of the building. They explained that there was 35 children eligible and that the nearest school was 50 miles away."

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, 14 December 1869

The weather is again hot, with occasional dry winds. On Saturday last a whirlwind passed over the town, unroofing the stables at the police barracks, also a dwelling-house and workshop of Mr. O. Oxleys, a saddler of this town. One of Mr. Oxley's sons had a narrow escape, some of the broken bark catching him as he most imprudently made a run from the house, throwing him down and inflicting injuries, but of a slight nature, about the face and mouth.

  • 1872 Grevilles Directory, 1872: Owen Oxley, Saddler, Coonabarabran.
  • 1877 Committed for trial at Dubbo on 21 July 1877 for Larceny committed at Coonabarabran, NSW
  • 1881 Died 1881, Mudgee Hospital, NSW[2][3]


  • WikiTree profile Oxley-174 created through the import of Standen Family Tree .ged on Aug 31, 2011 by Vikki Watson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Vikki and others.
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  1. NSW Marriage Registration 356/1855
  2. NSW Death Registration 8816/1881
  3. Obituary: The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW : 1856 - 1861; 1863 - 1889; 1891 - 1954) 23 September 1881: 3. Web. 20 Jul 2019

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