Margaret Timbs

1.4.7 – 7th child of Catherine Anderson and Henry Timbs

Margaret TIMBS                                     William Joseph PACKER                

b.1868                                                               b. 23rd May 1871

at Kiama, NSW                                               at Burrawang, NSW

d. 15th June 1945                                             d. 25th November 1944

at Coffs Harbour, NSW                                  at Coffs Harbour, NSW

Maggie & Will Packer

Maggie & Will Packer & family

Margaret and William were married on the 23rd June 1897 at Marshall Mt, NSW. William was the son of Henry PACKER and Jane GORMAN/McGORMAN. Margaret and William had three sons: Ernest Henry PACKER  b. 1898 at Nana Glen, NSW Arthur William PACKER b. 24th April 1900 at Nana Glen, NSW Sidney PACKER b. 1902 at Nana Glen, NSW & d. 25th September 1954 at Enfield / Croydon.

Maggie and Will moved to Nana Glen (Coffs Harbour) where they lived for the rest of their lives. Over the years Maggie corresponded regularly with Kate (Mary Catherine) who had married Jonas Jones and their daughters, Annie and Grace. (The letters are included further on in book)

 When Will and Maggie’s property was valued for Stamp Duty purposes Reginald Patrick Shanahan of Coffs Harbour, Auctioneer and Valuator valued their motor vehicle: “1-only Rugby Utility Truck, 1926 Model. On inspection Ifind that there is only the Body, Frame work and 3 tyres. The latter are practically worn out whilst the Engine is missing. In view of this I consider that no value can be placed on same.

 Briefly Will’s land was described as: “70 acres being Portion 195 Parish of Moonee County Fitzroy on East Bank Road from Coramba to Nana Glen approximately 2 miles from Nana Glen. This portion part of the original Homestead had a frontage to the Orara River and was divided in 2 parts by the East Bank Road. There were 3 houses on the property one of which was the original Homestead. There was also a barn, dairy, bails machinery and separating room, and car shed.

 152 acres being Portions 193 and 194 on East Bank Rd, Nana Glen approximately 2 miles from Nana Glen and adjoining Portion 195.201 acres being Portion 187. Lot 2 Section 1 situate in village of Nana Glen with a frontage to the main Grafton Rd, on which was erected a timber cottage. Lot4Section 1 situate in village of Nana Glen with a frontage to the main Grafton Rd. Lot 6 of Cochrane’s Subdivision in village of Nana Glen and known as Post Office (Nana Glen Rail) approximately 300 yards from Nana Glen Stand facing the main lower Bucca Highway.”

From Journey Through TIMBS – A History and Family Tree of William Timbs and his descendants.