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Thorley, Philip (1799–1883)

Another very old resident passed away this day, Mr. Philip Thorley, of Mount Thorley. We have not learnt Mr. Thorley's exact age, but believe that it must be over 80 years. Mr. Thorley was one of the first settlers in the Patrick's Plains district, his valuable freehold property which adjoins Mr. George Loder's famous Abbey Green Estate, being an original grant from the Crown probably about 60 years ago. Old residents of the district will no doubt remember the ancient looking windmill that stood on the bow of the hill near Mr. Thorley's residence, and close to the Jerry's Plains road until a few years ago. This mill was built many years since by a late and rather prominent member of the Legislative Council, who removed from this district rather hurriedly in consequence of a little difficulty. The deceased gentleman leaves numerous descendants, comprising children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, scattered about throughout the northern and north-western districts of the colony. Of both the departed it may duly be said "Demortuis nil nisi bonum."

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