Two families went to the Burra region, one family to the Kingston area. John and July Thomas and family, emigrated in 1849 to Burra.John had been hired as a mine manager by the Burra mine agents in England because of his expertise of timbering in Cornish mines.
The property had the new railway from Gawler to Burra running along side it, and there was a school at Farrell Flat for the younger children.
Farrell Flat had railway station and yards where the wool and wheat was loaded.
The Stony Gap property was left to William Mark Humphrys (son no.1) and Jesse Humphrys (son no.3) as co-owners.
The major focus now goes to Elijah Thorn Humphrys, who married Mary (May) Teddy, and on some land that Elijah purchased himself, built the homestead they named Maythorn.
click - Flower's grandson Neil Robert Humphrys (1947-2015) Adelaide DJ.
click - Isabella Scrutton (Humphrys) (1868-1953) and Herbert James Scrutton Appendices Back to Top This is about 3 families that emigrated from Cornwall and Somerset areas of the UK to South Australia in the 1850s.
He was also to be involved in the installation, operation and maintenance of the Cornish Steam driven pump which had been recently purchased to de-flood the Burra workings.
John and his sons were also involved in supply of timber for the shaft supports, as fuel for the boilers of the pump, and also for the smelting process.
Jesse and Isabella Humphrys had 3 children while living near Adelaide and in 1859 followed the Flower family to Stony Gap, and purchased land adjoining the Flowers.
Stony Gap was on the main bullock team track from Burra to Black Springs, and the land had been leasehold.
In 1876 Jesse married a widow, Grace Turner, who had 2 young children herself.