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Henry Grist, William Grose,
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Henry Grist

Came Mar 1853 on the British Empire are Henry Grist aged 40 (born 1813), Martha 44, Chas 16, Ann 12, Matilda 10, Jas 8 and Hy 1
Henry Grist 1812 - 1874 #3241, born at Andover, Hampshire, UK, and died at Skipton, wed Martha Smith 1806 - 1884 #14138 aged 78, at Wherwell, Hampshire, UK. They landed at Geelong, Victoria
5 children 1. Charles Grist 1837 - 1920 #9773 aged 85
2. Ann Grist 1841 - 1904 wed 1856 to James Jarvis
3. Mathilda Grist 1843 wed 1861 to Peter Husband
4. James Grist 1845 wed Sarah Ann Dudley
5. Henry Grist 1852 wed 1881 #1981 to Margaret Dalton
1. Charles Grist c1835, died at Colac 1920 #9773 aged 85, wed 1862 #23618 to Annie Shannon 1838 - 1921 #5243 aged 82, daughter of Annie and Peter Shannon.
8 children 1. Henry Grist 1858 - 1921 #10067 aged 63
2. Catherine Agatha Grist 1865 - 1935 #17897 aged 70
3. Annie Cecelia Grist 1868 - 1940 #17216 aged 72, wed 1890 #754 to Angus McDonald
4. Chas Grist 1862 - 1943 #20733 aged 81,
5. John Grist 1869 - 1948 #11805 aged 79,
6. Ellen Grist 1874 - 1961 #22339 aged 87, wed Murray
7. Peter Samuel Grist 1879 - 1893 #5486 aged 14
8. Phillip Jas Grist 1882 - 1952 #13249 aged 70
9. Patrick Thomas Grist 1885 - 1965 #15372 aged 80, wed Kathleen Esma Turner died 1981 #00717, dau of Annie and John Turner
2. Catherine Agatha Grist 1865 - 1935 #17897 aged 70, wed 1891 #3106 to William Cerini and lived at Colac then at Irreurllipe, 8 children
4 Charles Grist 1862 - 1943 #20733 aged 81, wed 1892 #322 at Skipton to Maggie/Margaret Hill 1863 - 1945 #19198 at Skipton aged 82.
4 children 1. Henry Peter Grist 1893 #16860 - 1964 #16578 aged 70
2. Charles Grist 1895 #24511 - 1957 #10358 aged 61
3. James Frederick Grist 1898 #6499 - 1972 #16570 aged 74
4. Euphemia Annie Grist 1902 #5975 - 1919 #14881 aged 17
5. John Grist 1869 - 1948 #11805 aged 79, wed 1896 #3063R to Frances Cairns 1876 #5426 - 1951 #22976 aged 75
2. Annie Grist 1841 born at Wherwell, Hampshire, UK, wed 1856 #3764 in Victoria to James Jarvis, 14 Children
3. Mathilda Grist 1843 wed 1 Feb 1861 #815 to Peter Husband c1835, St Ives, Cornwall and lived at Springdall, Vic, 10 Children
4. James Grist 1844 - 1923 #11614 aged 79, wed 1870 #413 to Sarah Ann Dudley from Bedfordshire
10 children 1. Martha Grist 1871 #5520 wed 1895 #4805 to George McKnight
2. Arthur Richard Grist 1873 #5771 - 1931 #7228 aged 57, wed 1917 #1794 to Mathilda Elliott
3. Herbert James Grist 1875 #4952
4. Frank Henry Grist 1877 #12103 - 1933 #13037 aged 55
5. Austin Grist 1879 #19896
6. Clive Dudley Grist 1881 #20078 wed 1906 #1938 to Mary Ethel Denny
7. Ethel May Grist 1883 #25327
8. Frederick Grist 1887 #1665 lived 42 days
9. Walter Charles Grist 1888 #19667
10. Haldon Leslie Grist 1891 #15399 - 1892 #11374 lived 1 year

From on Thursday, 20 June 2013
Hello Elizabeth. I was playing around Googling my maiden name, Grist, and came across your site.
I am sure that James Grist, who married Sarah Dudley is my great great Grandfather. I can't recall my great Grandfather's name but I've got a feeling it was Herbert. My grandfather had brothers named Herbert, Walter, Clive and Frank and was one of 17, of which three died in childhood, leaving 14. My Grandfathers name was Harold Leslie and he was born 1912 (passed away aged 76).
I'd love to obtain any other details you have on James and Sarah. Regards Leanne Platt (nee Grist)
Harold Leslie Grist born male to Frank Hy Grist and Ellen Eliza Wright at Croydon 1913 #11580
Frank Henry Grist born male to James Grist and Sarah Ann Dudley at Turrumbarra 1877 #12103 and died 1933 #13037 at Morwell, aged 55 (born c1888)
Frank Hy Grist born at Terric Terric wed 1907 #4468 to Ellen Eliza Wright
Ellen Eliza Grist nee Wright, dau of Rachel Emma Rockleff and Wm Thos Wright, died 1941 #22062 at Sale aged 52 (born c1889).
Wm Thos Wright and Rachel Rocklife registered birth of May Ann 1897 #7225 at Warragul.
Rachel Wright nee Rocklife 1863 - 1923 #16255 aged 60 dau of Maria and John Rockcliffe, died at Morwell
William Thomas Wright 1862 - 1941 #19870 aged 79, son of Mary Ann Cripp and Thos Wright also died at Morwell
John Rockcliffe wed Oct-Dec 1850 I think to Nancy Robinson both at Ashton under Lyne in the borough of Stalybridge was transferred from Lancashire.
William Wright wed Jul-Sep 1961 to Mary Ann Cripps in the district St George S is an alternative name for St George Southwark and it is in the county of Surrey
William Thomas Wright there are many registered with these names, each year.


5. Henry Grist born 1852 and came 1853 may have wed 1881 #1981 to Margaret Dalton 1861 - 1946 #20860 aged 85
The other Henry Grist, his nephew born 1858 - 1921 #10067 aged 63, son of Charles, is closer to Margaret's age, and the one the family say is correct.
8 children 1. Charles William Grist 1882 #19154
2. Henry Ernest Grist 1883 #19785 - 1969 #10771 aged 85
3. Herbert Vivian Grist 1885 #21436 - 1961 #20094 aged 81
4. Mary Ada Grist 1886 #25406
5. John Llewellyn Grist 1888 #19567
6. Victor Francis Grist 1890 #32978
7. Peter Saml Grist 1894 #19523 - 1957 #21157 agrd 63
8. Albt Richd Grist 1897 #23125 - 1946 #23011 aged 49

William Grose

William Grose aged 19 or 21 arrived May 1853 on the Marco Polo (two entries)
William Grose born in Cornwall, wed 1855 to Caroline Mercer 1821 - 1866 aged 45, daughter of not remembered Merson and Ann Burston. There are 6 other marriages by William Grose from 1859 to 1880, so I was not able to trace his life after Caroline's death.
2 children 1. Annie Grose 1856
2. Emily Grose 1859 lived 22 months
1. Annie Grose 1856 -?, wed 1880 #2584 to George Seears Day 1855 - 1931, son of Mary Seears and Joseph Day, 5 Children

Thomas Grouney

Thomas Grouney came c1855 to Melbourne, Victoria with Ann Quinn
Ann Quinn 1833 - 1867 #1190 aged 34, dau of Mary Brady and Richard Quinn
Thomas Grouney died 1881 aged 54, son of Owen.
4 children 1. Rosemary Grouney 1856 - 1865
2. Cath Grouney 1859
3. Christina Growney born 1860 wed Joseph William Thomas
4. Ellen Grouney 1862 - 1865

Jacob Grutzner

Jacob Grutzner 1823 - 1912 #14140 aged 89, came c1856 from Saxony with Maria Grundel (Maria Louisa Gruenole) 1835 - 1890 #11627 aged 55, daughter of Marie and Fred Grundel,and lived at Woollert and later at Epping
4 children 1. Jacob Grutzner
2. Henry Julius Grutzner 1854 - 1882 #11701 aged 28
3. Anna Grutzner 1857 #1627
4. John Charles Grutzner 1866 #5726 - 1929 #9392 aged 63
1. Jacob Grutzner born in Saxony wed 1893 #4958 to Frances Ladhams
2 Children 1. Evelyn Sybella Grutzner 1894 #20322 - 1974 #10642
2. Jacobena Vic Alice Grutzner 1896 #19576
4. Carl Johann (Charles John) Grutzner 1866 #5726 - 1929 #9392 aged 63 wed 1891 #8428 to Elizth Auguste Proposch 1877 - 1906 #1379 aged 39, daughter of Elizth Borck and Christian Proposc died at Thomastown.
Charles John wed 1906 #7422 to Flor Amelia Thomas
3 Children 1. Chas Fredk Wm Grutzner 1892 #22701
2. Alfd Hy Theodore Grutzner 1897 #10723
Child of Flora 3. Albert Edward Grutzner 1911 #11050
Albt Ernt Court Grutzner 1883 - 1957 #7362 aged 74 son of Johanne Rosine Enax and Friedrick Er Grutzner born in Germany, wed 1907 #8882 to Floritta Jane Malda Wylie nee Brandon 1873 #22907 - 1958 #22434 aged 85,
1 child 1. Albert Brandon Grutzner 1911 #16530
Frederick William Grutzner 1857 - 1942 #4321 aged 85 son of Caroline Niproske and Fredk Carl Grutzner, born in Germany wed 1886 #220 to Annie Florence Mcdonald 1868 #18885 - 1949 #10602 aged 81, only Victorian born child of Eliz Darcy Slattery and Alexander McDonald
6 Children 1. Frederick William Grutzner 1887 #11454 - 1974 #18224 aged 87
2. Elizth Carol Helen Grutzner 1889 #3834 - 1975 #22572 aged 86
3. Annie Flor Grutzner 1890 #32870
4. Lewis Charles Grutzner 1893 #4147 - 1968 #20337 aged 75
5. Ida Mary Grutzner 1895 #12538
6. Noel Godfrey Hugh Grutzner 1903 #25910
Anna Grutzner from Prussia wed 1903 #1756 to Edmund Boedler from Germany

Thomas Grylls

Break on 31 Dec 2003 found at Freefind
Possible marriage is Thomas Grylls to Dec 1838, to Mary Ann Mann at Penzance Vol 9, page 294
Nicholas Mann Grylls registered June 1838 at Penzance Vol 9, page 198,
Thomas Grylls birth registered at Penzance Sep 1839 Vol 9 page 167,
* Cornwall Census 1841 Civil Parish of St. Just, Book 10 Folio 36 Page 27 and 28 Bosorne New Downs Princess St,1 all born in county
Thomas Grylls,25,,Tin Miner, Maryanne Grylls,,25, Nicholas Grylls,3, Thomas Grylls,1,
Thomas Grylls born 1813 in Cornwall, England, his wife Mary, and their sons Nicholas, Thomas and John, boarded the Marchioness at Plymouth and arrived at Melbourne on 4 Aug 1853.

The family lived first at Sandhurst (later called Bendigo) then purchased 'Bellview' at Laenecoorie in 1857, and also land at Woodstock, 4 miles NE of 'Bellview' which Nicholas developed. Thomas and John settled at 'TangTang' Dingee, and worked it as partners till Thomas died in 1890.
James Henry Grylls, the eldest son of Nicholas, went to live with his grandparents in 1874, when aged 9 years, to help with the farm, and when they retired and moved to Bendigo, he continued to manage 'Woodstock' which he then inherited and he continued living there till he died on 25 Feb 1950.

Nicholas Mann Grylls May-June 1838, died on 5 Feb 1912 after being kicked by a horse. He wed 1865 #1043 to Mary Matthews Trenowth, who died 16 Feb 1919, daughter of Mary Ann Matthews and John Trenowth. Both are buried at Eddington.
Mary Ann is daughter of Mary Nicholson and James Matthews of Cornwall 1812 - 1870 #5471 aged 57.
12 children 1. James Henry Grylls 1865 wed Catherine Scott Irvine
2. Jonathan Thomas Grylls 1866 died in infancy
3. Nicholas Augustus Grylls 1868 wed 1904 to Edith Eliza Lyon
4. Lillian Grylls 1879
5. Mary Ann Grylls wed William Davies
6. Edith Elizabeth Grylls 1874 wed Joseph Henry Stone
7. Thomas Alfred Grylls 1876 wed Mary Jane McKinnon Mann
8. Jane Peryack Grylls wed William Thomas Mitchell
9. John Grylls 1881 wed Elizabeth Patience Wearne
10. Ethel Grylls 1884
11. William Grylls 1885 wed Sarah Cousins
12. Maybell Emily Grylls 1888
1. James Henry Grylls 1865 - 25 Feb 1950, wed at Sandhurch Church of England on 30 Oct 1890 to Catherine Scott Irvine 1868 - 10 Dec 1941,
8 children 1. Thomas Grylls 1891
2. James Henry Grylls 1893 - 1976
3. Myrtle Grylls 1896
4. Twin Mary Grylls 1899 #15981
5. Twin Elizabeth Grylls 1899 #15982 wed Dickens
6. Elsie Maud Grylls 1902 - 1972 wed Dudley
7. Irwin Grylls 1905 lived 1 day
8. Sylvia Kathleen Grylls 1909 - 1982 wed Weston


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