Toodyay Families Database (1836-1900) as at 2016 Main List

The Database is an alphabetical list of names of people who had some contact with the Toodyay (Newcastle) district from 1836 until circa 1900. This information was collected and compiled by Peter Robinson (Toodyay Historical Society) over a period of years. His mammoth work was launched at the THS AGM on 4 April 2017. Print copies are available for viewing in the THS Resource Centre (Donegan’s Cottage), and at Drummond House – Toodyay Environment & History Centre. The Newcastle Gaol Museum, Clinton Street, Toodyay, also has a copy.

Information has been extracted from various sources such as Rica Erickson’s Bicentennial Dictonary of Western Australians (5 volumes, UWA Press, 1986-1988),, My, Australian Electoral Rolls and some cemeteries. There are some discrepancies between Rica Erickson sources and Ancestry/My Heritage with some birth, death, marriage dates.

If researchers have additional verified information, Peter would be happy to add to/correct information in his database. Email:

Peter acknowledges the assistance of Linda Rooney (Toodyay Historical Society) with layout and other IT assistance.

The four linked files contain the following information: Surname; Given names; Birth; Death; Arrival; Expiree or EPG; Parents, spouse, marriage, occupation etc.; Page No.; Partner surname

Example: ADAMS; Alice Catherine Ann; T 1878; 1931; dtr of Charles Frederick & Jane Swain (nee GLASS), m 1900 John Stewart SINCLAIR, b.1860, T, d 1919, son of James William & Florinda (nee STEWART); SINCLAIR

BAILEY; Edward; 1813; T 1882; 8-1853; 2384; ‘Phoebe Dunbar’, convicted Co Clare,1849, stealing a lamb, 7 yrs, labourer. T/L 23-03-1854, m, T, 1870 Mary McKNIGHT (alias BANNISTER) , b 1824, d 1889, T, farmer, 4 miles from Toodyay; McKNIGHT

File Date: 6 Sept. 2022. Access: Investigator and Query Subscribers