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John Schofield
Bobeyan 1837

Descendants Report

Mr John Schofield

JOHN SCHOFIELD, born at Bobeyan on 1st December, 1837, and now residing with his son at Chakola, is probably the oldest living Manaroite. His earliest employment was shepherding for R. Thurbon, of Good Good. After that he worked for Daniel Lucy, of Numeralla, and then for Birchman. Following upon that he wait employed by Mr. P. Clifford, of Rose Valley, and then by Alexander Montague, for whom he drew timber for the latter's flour mill. He has vivid recollections of Mr. Morris Harnett, of Rosebrook, Mr. Clifford, of Rose Valley, and Mr. Henry York, of Billyrumbuck, and says the first lucerne on Manaro was grown by Mr. Harnett, at Rosebrook. He remembers Colonel Mackenzie, of Dangelong, and a conflict with blacks, following upon the killing by them of a Dangelong watchman, at which a large number of blacks were killed. Mr. Schofield, though in his 89th year, is still able to ride his horse from Chakola to Cooma and return the same day.

Transcribed by Pattrick Mould in 2003, from the book "Back to Coma' Celebrations" page 86

The following photo was supplied by Michael Povey <mpovey-at-tpg.com.au> 29.09.11




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