John Hoare was born 17 September 1813. He married Elizabeth Waite at All Saints Church, Sutton Forest on 1st January, 1839. According to researcher, Judy Roberts John Hoare Junior was advised by Hamilton Hume whose property was at Lake George, as to where some of the best farming lands were to be had along the route he had already taken, with the result that these two men set off to acquire land for themselves. John Waite, after travelling south by bullock wagon for six months with some younger women riding on horseback, formed the Bungil run in 1836 for his daughter Elizabeth and son-in law, John Hore jnr, who then swapped it in 1838 with Spalding and Cobham for the Wagra (now Wymah) run on the opposite side of the river, being the stream that had been named the Hume River and later changed to the Murray River. John Hore jnr, besides holding the Wagra licence in 1840, purchased the Talgarno lease in 1848, the Turramia lease in 1848 and the Bethanga lease in 1855. By the time he bought Cumberoona on the north bank of the Murray River opposite Talgarno in 1859 for 12,000 pounds he had a very valuable pastoral empire in the Upper Murray. About 1870 he sold Talgarno, Bethanga and Turramia and confined his attention to Cumberoona. . He died on 15th October 1895 at St Kilda. Thanks to Judy, you can also download his will.