24 April 1844 (Cury, Cornwall, England)
Died: 7 May 1886, (Mackay, Queensland)
Buried: 8 May 1886, (Church of England Section, Mackay
Parents: William HENDY and Eleanor SKEWES
Marriage: 3 January 1867, Eliza
SENNETT, (Helston, Cornwall, England)
Religion: Church of England
William Hendy with his wife and two sons
William John HENDY and James Henry HENDY left Plymouth England on the ship "John
Rennie" on 13 November 1872, arriving in Bowen on 16 February 1873 as free
They settled in Mackay in 1873 where
William HENDY first opened a Barber shop and Stationery Shop on Sydney street.
It was located on the site of the old T.C. Bierne store, now the present site of
In 1882 he purchased the "Hamilton
Hotel" at Hill End Road, Glenella. The previous owner was Alex
William HENDY sold the hotel in 1884 to
He then purchased the Riverview Farm
from Charles Keeley (he was the owner of the Golden Fleece Hotel).
William HENDY died on 7 May 1886 leaving
the farm under the administration of his widow Eliza.
End Road, Glenella
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