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James Boyle originated from Armagh, Ireland. In 1868 he took up a selection of land on Mt Crosby Road and Pullen Pullen Creek at Moggill.

James married Elizabeth HUGHES of Armagh, 9 February 1870, at St Stephen’s Church, Brisbane. They raised a family of eleven children in their home on the corner of Mt Crosby and O’Brien Roads.

William		1871		Mary 	1878		Peter 	  	1886
Francis		1873		James	1880		Patrick		1888
Thomas		1874		John	1882		Veronica	1890
Sarah		1876		Bridget	1884

Through good and bad seasons the family made a living by dairy farming and growing small crops. Butter was made at home. Each Saturday, James and Elizabeth set off in their spring cart for Brisbane where they had customers for butter, eggs, poultry and vegetables. Any surplus went to a grocer as credit for groceries. Later, cream was taken to the Moggill Diary in Turbot Street, Brisbane.

James and Elizabeth retired to Toowong. The farm passed on to William, who in turn sold it to his youngest brother, Patrick. Patrick, who had six children, lived on the property until his death in 1965. Patrick is buried in Moggill Cemetery. His widow, Mary, and family members retained portions of the holding until 1985 when the last family ties with the original property were severed.

The eldest children attended Moggill School and the others went to Pullenvale. Two of Francis’ grand daughters have taught at Moggill, Veronica Boyle in 1961 and Mary Rolfe currently. James’ great grand daughter, Sonya Eddiehausen completed her primary schooling at Moggill School in 1985.

Elizabeth died in 1908, James in 1925 and the last of their children, Peter died in 1985 aged 99.

Moggill - History - Boyle
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