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Surnames mentioned on this page
Charlotte Beaver, Sarah Jane Carland, Edward Collins,
Una Gwendoline Crowhurst, Henry Degraff, Henry Norris Gillingham
Frank Hancock, Effie Lavinia Lilley, Alma Jean Mitchell, Neta Isabell Wright


Our Thomas Hill Abrey, son of Robert Abrey and Anna Baker, is in the eighth generation of his line, going back to WILLIAM (ABORY) ABREY was born Abt. 1629 in Good Easter. Essex, England. He wed ELIZABETH 1658 in Craxwell, England, and eight children were born, Francis, James, Robert, William, William, Elizabeth, Simon, Sarah.

Generation 2 - WILLIAM ABREY was born 1661 in Roxhall, England, and died 1732, burial: 21 May 1732, Springfield, Essex, England. He wed 18 November 1686, Stock, Springfield, Essex, England, to ANNE ROLFE born 1660, and died 1720, buried 08 October 1720, Springfield, Essex, England. Nine children were born, Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, William, Mary, Thomas, Samuel, Robert, Simon.

Generation 3 - SAMUEL THOMAS ABREY (child number 7) was born 1698, and died 06 December 1778 in Springfield, Essex, England. He wed JANE MAYHEW 1727 in Great Baddow, England, daughter of JOHN MAYHEW and JANE. She was born 24 March 1701/02 in 1702 - Great Baddow, Essex, England, and died August 1779. Seven children were born, Jane, Samuel, William, Daniel, James, Thomas, Elizabeth.


From on Saturday, 30 May, 2009

Hello Elizabeth,
My name is Robert (Bob) Abrey. I live in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. I have recently begun researching my family history and was very pleased to discover your web page on Thomas Hill Abrey. Just last week I was able to trace my family back to William Abory(Abrey) 1629. Our family line is the same until the sons of Samuel Thomas Abrey (b 1698). My ancestor is Daniel (b 1734); Thomas Hill Abrey's ancestor is the older brother, William (b 1731)
As I get deeper into recearching genealogy, the old line about "small world, isn't it!" rings ever truer.
Hope to hear from you.
Sincerely, Bob Abrey


Generation 4 - WILLIAM ABREY was born 27 January 1730/31 in 1731 - Great Baddow, Essex, England, and died 1802. He wed LIDIA PUTTO 1755 in Little Waltham, Essex, England. She was born 1731, and son William born 1756. William wed (2) MARY GLASSOCK 1772, children Thomas, Jane, Elizabeth.

Generation 5 - . WILLIAM ABREY was born 1756. He wed ELIZABETH PETERS 1779. She was born 1757. Four children John, Charles, Elizabeth, Jane were born at Fyfield, Essex, England.

Generation 6 - JOHN ABREY was born 1791 in Fyfield, Essex, England, and died 1846 in Chingford, Essex, England. He wed SARAH FRANCES. Six children were born, Robert, Elizabeth, Frances, Louisa, Frances, John.

Generation 7 - ROBERT ABREY was born 1809 in England, and died 1840. He wed ANNA BAKER. She was born in ? Middlesex. One child, Thomas, was born, and Robert was buried in Chingford with the monumental inscription reading age 31.

Thomas Hill Abrey 1828 - 13 Nov 1897 #15063, born at Stamford Hill, Middlesex, UK son of Robert Abrey, a licenced victualler, and Anna Baker, arrived in Australia as about 1842 and died at Waterloo, Victoria, Australia aged 69, wed 1859 #13 to Charlotte Beaver, born at Guildford, Surrey UK 1837, and her arrival in Victoria, 1857 at Port Phillip, by the 'Hornet'

Charles Abrey 1835 - 1914 aged 79, died at Waterloo, son of Richard Beaver Abrey and Jane Miller. This is an obvious error, because Richard Beaver and Jane Miller are the parents of Charlotte Beaver who wed Thomas Hill Abrey.


From on Mon, 4 January, 2010

A question if I may, have you found any reason that Charlotte BEAVER went to Australia ?? It would seem a very brave thing to do in those days being an unmarried woman of 20 years. For Charlotte's parents Richard died 1849 at Wokingham and Jane died 1878 Wokingham.

There is an IGI entry by Martin SMITH 12 Richmond Court Conegra Rd, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom that identifies Charlotte Beaver who wed Thomas Abrey, as born 1835 in Surrey, UK, dau of Jane Miller and Richard Beaver
This checks with an extracted record of Charlotte Beaver Christening: 10 Sep 1837 Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, England. On the same day Dennington Beaver was also Christened.
Older brother Richard Beaver Christening: 02 Jun 1833 at Holy Trinity, Guildford, Surrey, England.
A wedding to March 1857 for Dennington is not to Charlotte unless she changed her name from Caroline Coleburn or Emily Mary Cox. And Emily Beaver died - in UK, Deaths Jun 1857 Beaver Emily Camberwell 1d 247
March 1858 he wed Charlotte Campbell and in the 1881 Census he is an Innkeeper, dwelling at Wood Side, Caddington, Bedford, England

See Charles Attfield web page Richard Beaver born c1833 at Guildford, Surrey wed 25 Dec 1859 to Charlotte Attfield 1835 dau of Mary Fain and Charles Attfield (he was tried at Surrey Newington Quarter Sessions for larceny on 20/3/1848 and transported to Australia on the Adelaide on 24/12/1849 from London leaving wife and 4 chn - Charlotte 1835 (no known chn), Evelina 1836 (wed Thomas Vincent, dau Mary), John 1839 (no known chn) and Albert 1845 (wed 1871 to Sarah Elsley and had 5 chn Amy 1871, Agnes 1873, Ada 1876, Albert 1880 and Arthur 1883) Charles Attfield c1813 at Wonersh, Surrey, died 1867 at Pambula, Eden, NSW, Australia.

The Hornet, Captain Thomas Crieves, from London via Southampton. Kaufmann, McCallum and Co. Agents, 1,285 tons, Contract Price £17/09/00 pounds per Statute Adult brought to Port Phillip. Left 23 May 1857 and arrived 02 Sept 1857 taking 102 days, with John H. Brownfield the Surgeon-Superintendent, looking after 70 men, 283 women, 46 m chn, 40 f chn, a total of 448 souls with no Deaths during the voyage. There are 47 married couples, 13 women (possibly wives joining husbands already in the colony) with children, 222 single women and 23 single men.


Thomas Hill Abrey wed 22 Feb 1859 #13 to Charlotte Beaver, 10 Sep 1835 - 16 Oct 1914 aged 79, daughter of Jane Miller and Richard Beaver.
1. Eliza Jane Abrey 1861 - 14 Jan 1887, wed 1878 to Edward Collins, who wed (2) Eliza Ann De Graff 1887, and (3) Harriett De Graaf 1891, 5 children
2. Emily Sarah Anne Abrey 1867 - 1908 aged 42, wed 1887 to Henry Degraff who died 1904 aged 46.
Later Indexes spell the surname De Graff, 4 children
3. Thomas Richard Abrey 20 March 1872 - 1961, born 1872 #7203 at Beaufort, Vic and died Mildura #05168, aged 89, wed 17 Nov 1897 at Ararat to Sarah Jane Carland 1879 - 13 Jan 1960 born at Timor, Vic, died #21171 at Mildura aged 80, daughter of Mary Ann Murray(?) and Patrick Garland
They were married at St Mary's Ararat, with witnesses John Patrick Carland and Elizabeth Carland.
The children were born at Waterloo, Vic
13 children   1. Myrtle Elizabeth Abrey 1899 - 1984
2. Charlotte Abrey 1902
3. Thomas Hill Abrey 1903 - 1959,
4. Mary Anne Abrey 1905 - 1927
5. John Francis Abrey 1906 - 1980 aged 74
6. Albert James Abrey 1908 - 1978
7. Ernest Charles Abrey 1910 - 1956 at Numurkah, wed Ethel Florence ?,
8. Arthur Leo Abrey 1912 - 20 Nov 1960
9. Victor Richard Abrey 1913 - 10 Mar 1996
10. Annie Cecilia Abrey 1915 wed Roy Harold Lambert died 1977 at Mildura
11. James Patrick Abrey 1917 - 1990, wed Alma Jean Mitchell
12. Kevin Alphonsis Abrey 1919 - 1972 aged 53, did not marry
13. Raymond Leslie Abrey 1920 - 1937, died aged 16 at Mildura

1. Myrtle Elizabeth Abrey 1 July 1899 #23050 born at Waterloo, died 20 May 1984 at Kerang, mar 21 May 1921 #4480 at Beaufort R/C to Charles Edward Gillingham, born 6 Sep 1894, died 31 May 1985, buried at Kerang, 9 children
2. Charlotte Abrey 1902 #30288 mar 1924 to Frank Hancock 1901 born at Tarnagulla, Victoria, 3 children
3. Thomas Hill Abrey 1903 #29466 - 1959, died 1959 at Mildura, mar 1928 #2821 to Effie Lavinia Lilley, who died 2000 at Mildura, 3 children
4. Mary Anne Abrey 1905 #22468, died 1927 at Swan Hill aged 22, mar 1925 #11338 to Henry Norris Gillingham, 1 child
5. John Francis Abrey 1906 #30698 - 1980 aged 74 wed 1937 to Alice Roma Anderson died 1992 at Mildura 2 children
6. Albert James Abrey 1908 #15637, died 1978 aged 70, mar 1929 #7081 to Una Gwendoline Crowhurst 1910 - 1968, both are buried in Mildura Cemetery, 4 children
7. Ernest Charles Abrey 1910 #7453, died 1956 at Numurkah, wed Ethel Florence ?, no issue
8. Arthur Leo Abrey 1912 #8015 - 20 Nov 1960, mar 1943 at Wentworth to June Evelyn Oelsnik, 2 children
9. Victor Richard Abrey 1913 died 10 Mar 1996, mar Neta Isabell Wright ? - 1984, daughter of Clarence and Isabella Wright, 4 children
10. Annie Cecilia Abrey 1915 wed 1934 to Roy Harold Lambert 1907 - 1977 #19619 aged 70, son of Elizabeth Jeans and Charles Robert Lambert at Mildura, 10 children
Mary Elizabeth Lambert 1877 - 1958 #22961 aged 81 dau of Thomas Jeanes died at Mildura
Charles Albert Lambert born at Moorna Station, NSW, wed 1893 #513 to Mary Elizabeth Jeanes from Somersetshire
FirstFamilies2001 page Thomas Jeanes born 1852 at South Petherton, Somersetshire, came to Adelaide, South Aust 1878 on the Hesperus with Margaret Elizabeth Taylor born 1851 at Camberwell, Surrey. Both died in Mildura
11. James Patrick Abrey 1917 - 1990, wed Alma Jean Mitchell 1919 - 1978, daughter of Grace Emily Culbert and John Mitchell, 2 children

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