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Re: John Dray, Kent,England, b.1817
Posted by: J G Dray Date: August 06, 2000 at 01:42:02
In Reply to: Re: John Dray, Kent,England, b.1817 by Richard Logan of 237

       Richard!
       Would you mind supplying some information about Richard and Mary BARLING.
Where they lived? What they did for a living? Their family? Their way of life in general.
       Where is or was Tomikan situated?
       I hope this solves a few problems and good luck with your research.
(You may have some problems with the tab settings. Good luck figuring this out. Sorry.)
John DRAY was a son of Generation B. 2. James DRAY.
       John DRAY               m/d               Eliza ELVEY
       b/t 13 April,1817       20 April,1839              b/t 15 April,1821
       St Mary Magdalene        St Mary Magdalene       St Mary the Virgin
       Ruchinge              Ruchinge              Smeeth
       Died 5 June,1900                     died 28 April,1875
       b/d Toorigal Burial Grounds                     Comiala nr Cassilis NSW
       Merriwa, N. S. W.                     b/d Collaroy Station Cemetery

       On 12 May,1839 John and Eliza with John’s older brother James and his younger sister Mary Francis Rebecca set sail from Gravesend on the 870 ton barque Cornwall and arrived in Sydney on 1 September,1839.
       Initially John and Eliza settled in the Wollombi district where they raised 13 children.
       In the late 1860’s, John and Eliza with their two elder married sons Henry and Edward and their families and with John and Eliza’s eight unmarried children, all moved to the Comiala district which is situated around the junction of the Munmurra Brook with the Goulburn River.

       Generation A. (earliest traced family member).
       James DRAY              m/d by Banns       Elis (Elizabeth) GAILER
       born c1727              Oct.,1749              born c1729
       died c1780              St Peter & St Paul
                     Bilsington (he from Bilsington, she from Newchurch)
Issue:
1.       Elizabeth       b/t 22 June,1755       Mersham
2.       Thomas       b/t 17 April,1757       Mersham
3.       James       b/t 1 Feb.,1761       Bilsington
4.       Mary       b/t 2 Aug.,1767       Bilsington
5.       Anna Maria       b/t July,1772       Bilsington

       Generation B.
3. James DRAY              m/d              Mary SINDON
b/t 1 Feb.,1761              4 Nov.,1784              born c1763
St Peter & St Paul              Bilsington              died 18 March, 1847
Bilsington              both from Bilsington       b/d 24 March,1847
b/d 25 June,1818                            St Mary Magdalene,
Bilsington                            Ruchinge
Issue:
1.       Ann       b/t 5 Feb.,1786       Bilsington
2.       James       b/t 22 July,1786       Bilsington
3.       Mary       b/t12 April,1787       Bilsington
4.       William       b/t Aug.,1792
5.       George       b/t 15 June,1794
6.       Thomas       born c1801
7.       Maria (Mariah)       b/t 29 Aug.,1802       Ruchinge
8.       Elizabeth       b/t 29 Aug.,1802       Ruchinge

       Generation C.
1.       Ann (married as Ann Maria)        m/d by Banns              Thomas BISHOP
b/t 5 Feb.,1786              21 Sep.,1805       
St Peter & St Paul              Mersham
Bilsington              Both from Mersham(he signed, she made her mark)
Issue:
1.       Mary Brisley        b/t 2 Sep.,1810 St Mary Magdalene, Ruchinge.
(recorded as Mary Brisley d/o Ann Dray)
       Children born out of wedlock are usually noted as, “base born child”.
       I do not know if Thomas Bishop was still alive when Mary Brisley was born or if he had died and Ann had met someone named Brisley.

       Generation D.
1. Mary Brisley DRAY       m/d 1 Aug.,1831              Richard BARLING
b/t 2 Sep.,1810              St Mary Magdalene
St Mary Magdalene              Ruchinge
Ruchinge

       Various names and spellings were recorded in several different combinations. i.e.
Ann, Ann Maria, Ann Mariah and Anna Maria for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
       A lot of people could neither read or write and so quite often the only record of their existance was through church registers.


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