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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.
James Flower purchased the land south, directly opposite, then to the east on Burra Creek which he and his two sons Joseph and Jabez were to work until James death in 1891.
John had been hired as a mine manager by the Burra mine agents in England because of his expertise of timbering in Cornish mines.John was shrewd enough to realise that a better life was to be had on the land, and as the government was surveying and selling off the land around Burra, he invested his Burra Mines income in land north of Burra, near Mt Bryan.The second daughter Jane Thomas was to marry a Henry Collins, and that branch of the family would go on to create the world famous Collinsville Merino Stud near Mt. The eldest daughter Julia, however was to marry a young Cornish miner, Luke Teddy, who turned out to be a not so successful farmer, but a popular character.They had 3 children, Clement, Clarence and Minetta.In 1915 the Burra papers herald social events at Maythorn but within 4 years, the family is devastated by the death of Clarence, and later, the death of Elijah Thorn Humphrys, coincidently, both of wound infections. Thomas and Mary Smith, 21 year olds from Cornwall, emigrated from Cornwall, England in 1853.