HORDERN, ANTHONY (1819-1876), merchant, was born on 16 July 1819 in London, the eldest son of Anthony Hordern and his wife Ann, née Woodhead, of Retford, Nottingham. The Horderns were a banking family from Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. They disapproved the father's marriage and he migrated in the Phoenix, arriving at Sydney in March 1825. He set up as a 'coachmaker, wheelwright and smith' and later as a grocer and publican. His wife opened a shop as a haberdasher and bonnet and corsetmaker and her success provoked a rumour that Hordern was her assigned convict. In 1839 he bought three lots in Melbourne and later settled there. He died on 9 June 1869, survived by four sons and two daughters and by his wife who died at Darling Point, Sydney, on 18 January 1871.
Anthony was educated by John Dunmore Lang. He went to Melbourne in 1839 and in 1842 became ...Read more at the source website