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Peter GRAY (Bernard GRAY & Elizabeth Danny?)) was born C1815
in.Ireland, and died 31 MAY 1863 in Pimlico.NSW. He was buried
4 JUN 1863 in Ballina Pioneer Cemetery. He married Mary Ann
INGLESBY ( Terance Inglesby and Mary) 1839 in Dublin. Ireland.
She was born Abt 1821 in Ireland, and died 2 NOV 1864 in Pimlico.
NSW. She was buried 5 DEC 1864 in Ballina Pioneer Cemetery.
The Glascott Diaries is a collection of the diaries of Richard
Glascott -- a timber getter on the Richmond River in the 1860's
& 70's. I noted that Peter & Park Gray were mentioned
in the diary part, so searched the notes for them. This is what
I have found so far:
" Thomas Gray - born at Sydney 1849, was the fourth child
born to Mary Ann & Peter Gray. Peter, born at Dublin to
Bernard & Elizabeth Gray, married Mary Ann, born at Dublin
to Terance & Mary Inglesby, before leaving Ireland on board
the Albatross on 23rd July 1841. They arrived at Sydney on 30th
November 1841 & moved to the Richmond, possibly after their
daughter Ellen died in Sydney in 1858. They were living at Blackwall
(Wardell) when Peter drowned at Pimlico on 31 May 1863 &
Mary Ann drowned there on 2 Nov 1864. Dick also mentions Thomas'
brothers: Bernard, Peter, Patrick (Park)" The assisted
immigrants arriving Sydney reel was 1318.- thanks to Marlene
Lester & Donna Williams.
Peter Gray was firstly a cedar cutter/sawyer before becoming
a farmer. He was one of the first to select land in Ballina.
He also bought land, fronting Cherry & Crane Street, for
the Roman Catholic Church. Peter & Mary Ann were witnesses
at the wedding of Francis Morrish and Bridget O'Neil on the
20/2/1850. Peter was a witness at the funeral of William Walpole
His sons had the lease on the Union Hotel at Ballina in 1879.
Witnesses at his funeral were John Henderson and John Eyles.
Children of Peter GRAY and Mary Ann INGLESBY are:
i. Elizabeth GRAY was born 14 MAR 1846 in Grafton.N.S.W., and
died 2 NOV 1920 in North Creek. Ballina NSW.
ii. Bernard.j. GRAY was born Abt 1841 in Sydney, and died 28
iii. Peter GRAY was born 1845, and died 1897.
iv. Thomas Keegan GRAY was born 1849 on the Richmond River,
and died 14 OCT 1889 in Ballina Lockup.
v. Mary Ann GRAY was born 1852.
vi. Patrick (Park) GRAY was born 1854 in Ballina, and died 1898
in Ballina. He married Emily May LESTER 1873.
vii. Elanor GRAY was born 1858 in Sydney, and died 1858 in Sydney.
William J COLEMAN was born 1885 in Lismore.
Register, Generation No. 2
2. Elizabeth GRAY (peter GRAY2, Bernard GRAY1)
was born 14 MAR 1846 in Grafton.N.S.W., and died 2 NOV 1920
in North Creek.nsw. She married Robert Stephen KING 7 JUN
1864 in Ballina. N.S.W., son of Stephen KING and Sarah
He was born 6 APR 1843 in Grafton.N.S.W., and died 23 NOV
1876 in Ballina. He was buried in Ballina Pioneer Cemetery.
She then married Henry William COLEMAN, son of John COLEMAN
and Catherine MORAN. He was born 1854, and died 1935 in Ballina.
Children of Elizabeth GRAY and Robert Stephen KING can be
found under The King Family.
of Elizabeth GRAY and Henry William COLEMAN are:
i. Ethel May COLEMAN was born 1882 in Lismore. She married
Edward W MALLON, son of John Joseph MALLON and Jane Ann BROWN.
He was born 1880 in Lismore, and died 1938 in Ballina.
iii. Maude COLEMAN was born 1886 in Lismore. She married Charles
J SPEED, son of Henry SPEED and Jane GLADMAN. He was born 1879
iv. Thomas H COLEMAN was born 1890 in Ballina, and died 1891
in Ballina. He married Maisie AFFLICK.
3. Bernard.j. GRAY (peter GRAY2, Bernard GRAY1) was born c1842
in Sydney, and died 28 OCT 1889. He married Elizabeth Ann
CHILCOTT 1867 in Emigrant Creek, daughter of Thomas CHILCOTT
and Janetta HOLT. (NEE:EATON-HUNTER).. She was born 1850,
and died 1904.
Children of Bernard.j. GRAY and Elizabeth Ann CHILCOTT are:
i. Jessie Olive GRAY was born 1875, and died 1883.
ii. Agnes E GRAY was born 1868.
iii. Frances GRAY was born 1871.
iv. Clara Elizabeth GRAY was born 1877 in Richmond river.
v. Mary Ann GRAY was born 1879.
vi. Louisa Jenett GRAY was born 1881 in Lismore.
vii. Patrick .t GRAY was born 1883. He married Elizabeth O'NEILL.
viii.Eileen .t GRAY was born 1886 in Ballina, and died 1905
ix. Elmo Arthur Joseph GRAY was born 1880, and died 12 FEB
x. Charles GRAY was born 1891, and died 1891.
xi. Edwin Bernard GRAY was born 1872, and died 1911.
Peter GRAY (peter GRAY2, Bernard GRAY1) was born 1845, and
died 1897. He married Hannah Amelia CHILCOTT, daughter of
Thomas CHILCOTT and Janetta HOLT. (NEE:EATON-HUNTER).. She
was born 1851 in Richmond River, and died 19 JAN 1912 in Ballina.
Children of Peter GRAY and Hannah Amelia CHILCOTT are
i. Margaret Florence GRAY was born 1874 in Richmond River.
ii. Walter T GRAY was born 1875 in Richmond River. He married
Alice May ALCORN, daughter of Robert ALCORN and Ellen ALCORN.
She was born 1883 in Robertson.
iii. Arthur Joseph GRAY was born 1879 in Richmond River. He
married Rachel YOUNG.
iv. Amelia. E GRAY was born 1883 in Lismore.
v. George P GRAY was born 1886 in Lismore. He married Emily
vi. William Bernard GRAY was born 1890 in Ballina, and died
vii. Michael. H GRAY was born 1895 in Ballina. He married
Vera G WHIPPS, daughter of James WHIPPS and Amy DAVIS. She
was born 1896 in Ballina.
viii. Robert GRAY was born 1869 in Richmond River.
5. Thomas Keegan GRAY (peter GRAY2, Bernard GRAY1) was born
1849 in Richmond River, and died 14 OCT 1889 in the Ballina
Lockup. He married Mary Ann Eliza LEWIS 1878, daughter of
Matthias J L LEWIS and Mary Ann TAIT. She died 1881.
Children of Thomas Keegan GRAY and Mary Ann Eliza LEWIS are:
i. Oliver John GRAY was born 1879.
ii. Mary Ann GRAY was born 1881.
6. Mary Ann GRAY (peter GRAY2, Bernard GRAY1) was born 1852.
She married John COLEMAN. JNR 23 OCT 1871 in Ballina, son
of John COLEMAN and Mary Ann GREEN He was born 1845.
Children of Mary Ann GRAY and John COLEMAN. JNR are:
i. John COLEMAN was born 1872, and died 1884.
ii. Frances.c. COLEMAN was born 1872.
iii. Mary matilda COLEMAN was born 1874.
iv. John Paull COLEMAN was born 24 JUN 1876 in north creek.
v. George COLEMAN was born 1878, and died 19 FEB 1880.
vi. Eileen COLEMAN was born 23 JAN 1891.
vii. Hubert William COLEMAN was born 1 DEC 1893. He married
Mary MELLARE, daughter of John MELLARE and Sarah A FLATLEY.
She was born 1894 in Lismore.
viii. Dorras Agnes COLEMAN was born 28 JUL 1896. She married
Leo F DALY, son of John DALY and Mary SAUNDERS. He was born
1898 in Sydney.
ix. Herbert. P. COLEMAN was born 1882.
x. Mildred. J. COLEMAN was born 1886. She married George A
xi. Laurance / Lawrence. P. COLEMAN was born 1888. He married
Mary R BRITTON, daughter of Thomas BRITTON and Elizabeth ROBERTSON.
She was born 1889 in Nowra Nsw.
xii Walter T. COLEMAN died 1896.
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