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Charleton (Toowoomba) Family Farm

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Date: 10 Oct 2018
Location: Toowoombamap
Surname/tag: Shepherd
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History of Charleton Farm

In 1869 John Shepherd purchased 40 acres of freehold land for a farm from ------------ .[1]
John and Mary named the farm "Charlton Farm" (It is likely that it was named after their home village in South Devon, England which they had left behind).


The farm was just to the south of the now Toowoomba Airport. Following the death of John and a few years later Mary, the farm was passed onto their youngest daughter Emma Sophia Shepherd. Emma had married a William Tomkinson in 18--. In the early 1900's the Tomkinsons had subdivided the farm into xx housing lots with an east west road (turning eastwards off the N-S running Greenwattle Drive) cutting the farm in two halves. This new road was named Tomkinson Street. It still exists today. The Tomkinson's sold off the subdivided farm and moved nearby. The farm lots were further subdivided in later years.

Research Notes


  1. Qld Certificate of Title
  • Real Property Plans
  • Historical Certificate of Titles
  • Titles Office Documents
  • Will of Mary Shepherd
  • Google Earth


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