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Richard and Caroline Gainger

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Saturday 20 March 1852, list of Letters at the Post Office, includes Richard Gainger.
Richard Gainger 1815 - 1884 #2366 aged 69, son of Elizabeth and John Gainger, wed first to Caroline (death not recorded), appear to be parents of Richard Gainger c1840, Elizabeth Gainger 1843, John Gainger 1846 and Caroline Gainger 1848.
Richard Gainger was born abt.1815 to Samuel Gainger and Elizabeth Abbott at either Devonshire or Cornwall. It appears he arrived in Victoria abt.1840. [no records have yet been found]. He may be Richard Gainger 1815 - 1884 #2366 aged 69 son of Elizabeth and John Gainger died at Ondit, from Devonshire
Caroline Bennett was born abt.1818 to John Bennett and Elizabeth Watts at Romsey, Hampshire. She came to Australia with her sister Harriott in June 1842 arriving Victoria on The Earl of Durham
Harriet Bennett wed 1855 #2547 to William Lockwood and died 1861 #7209 aged 35, daughter of John Bennett of Hampshire
Richard Gainger and Caroline Bennett were in Melbourne 1843, and at Bacchus Marsh by 1848, then Chilwell, Duneed and Mt Moriac
They were married after the children were born, 1878 #1518 at St. James, Church of England, Melbourne, where their first child was Christened in 1843
10 Children 1. Susan Gainger registered sons John Gainger 1857 #6318, and Edwin Gainger 1875 #13518
2. Elizabeth Gainger 1843 #13503 wed 1870 to Alfred Salmon
3. John Gainger 1846 #14676
4. Caroline Gainger 1848 #16044 wed 1870 to Thomas Sceney
5. Richard Gainger 1849
6. Matilda Gainger wed 1877 to John Missen
7. Grace Gainger 1856 #5092
8. Ann Gainger 1859 #19544
9. Henry Samuel Gainger 1863 #14424 - 1950 #20844 aged 87, born in Duneed
10. Mary Jane Gainger 1866 #23167 - 1937 #14344 aged 70 born in Mt Moriac [aka Duneed]
1. Susan Gainger registered sons John Gainger 1857 #6318, and Edwin Gainger 1875 #13518
2. Elizabeth Gainger 1843 #13503 - 1915 #7699 aged 71 wed 1870 # 2657 to Alfred Salmon born in Wiltshire, lived at Geelong, Ondit and Colac
5 Children 1. Alfred Ernest Salmon 1877 #15806
2. Arthur Jerome Salmon 1879 #24880
3. Elizabeth Jane Salmon 1881 #11301
4. Ethel Grace Salmon 1884 #15753
5. Horace Gordon Salmon 1886 #5142
3. John Gainger 1846 #14676 wed 1874 #2787 to Hannah Bevan 1856 #9029
11 children 1. Elizabeth Alice Gainger 1876 #18051
2. John Edmund Gainger 1878 #10725
3. Amelia Gainger 1879 #18231
4. Harold Gainger 1880 - 1972 #25612 aged 92
5. Albert Gainger 1884 #11825 - 1972 #16039 aged 88
6. Evelyn Hannah Gainger 1886 #5140 wed 1922 #12500 to Harold Thorpe Fuller
7. Percy Gainger 1889 #6196
8. Oliver Gainger 1891 #15811
9. Melvin Alvie Gainger 1893 #25362 wed 1930 #4098 to Dthy Margt Gambol and wed 1941 #4371 to Cath May Edwards
10. Gertrude May Gainger 1897 - 1943 #15293 aged 46
11. Myrtle Rose Gainger 1900 #5543 wed 1921 #6565 to David Hopetoun Fyffe
1. Elizabeth Alice Gainger 1876 #18051 - 1948 #22505 aged 72, wed 1903 #449 to Joseph Samuel Hunt 1879 - 1959 #20602 aged 08, son of Samuel and unknown Hunt, and lived at Ondit
7 Children 1. Arth Stanley Hunt 1904 #5123
2. Marion Elizth Hunt 1905 #20676
3. Leslie Jos Hunt 1907 #29369
4. Elsie May Hunt 1909 #18131
5. Elvy Jean Hunt 1912 #6119
6. Oliver Ronald Hunt 1914 #25141
7. Alan Stuart Hunt 1918 #24785
2. John Edmund Gainger 1878 #10725 wed 1907 #5523 to Ellen Priscilla Mcdonald 1879 #5030 - 1967 #18869 aged 88, daughter of Kezia Rankin and William Hixon McDonald and lived at Ondit
5 Children 1. Elvie May Gainger 1908 #13844
2. Linda Myrtle Gainger 1909 #29918 - 1910 #2943 lived 1 month
3. Raymond John Gainger 1911 #14011
4. Greta Maud Gainger 1912 #23188
5. Lexie Olive Gainger 1917 - 1919 #15881 lived 2 years
4. Harold Gainger 1880 - 1972 #25612 aged 92 wed 1902 #3745 to Jane Mcpherson 1876 - 1964 #11714 aged 88, daughter of Magdeline Wishart and Alex McPherson and lived at Birregurra then at Ondit
6 Children 1. Cath Amelia Gainger 1903 #23435
2. Ethel Irene Gainger 1905 #5276
3. Margt Gainger 1907 #13222
4. Harold Jno Gainger 1909 #13532
5. Ctina Ann Gainger 1910 #29739
6. Jane Gainger 1913 #15478
5. Albert Gainger 1884 #11825 wed 1911 #14007 to Florence Cooch/Gooch Stephens 1884 #1538 - 1959 #28254 aged 74 daughter of Mary Hannah Vivian and George Stephens and lived at Ondit
3 Children 1. Ida May Gainger 1910 #5677
2. Albert Geo Gainger 1911 #14007
3. John Vivian Gainger 1913 #15480
4. Caroline Gainger 1848 #16044 - 1941 #19320 aged 93, wed 1870 #351 to Thomas Sceney son of Catherine Tully and Thomas Sceney
Thomas Scenay wed 1842 #700 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong to Catherine Tully 1808 - 1883 #11173 aged 75 daughter of Martha Riley and Mat Tully,
8 Children 1. Edith Jane Sceaney 1871 #2694
2. Caroline Sceaney 1873 #16818 - 1950 #18637 aged 76
3. Thomas Richard Sceney 1875 #16287 - 1944 #20530 aged 68
4. Catherine Mary Sceney 1878 #9243
5. Alf Hy Sceney 1880 #22863 - 1948 #20656 aged 68
6. Charles Gainger Sceney 1886 #10538
7. Rachel Hilda Sceney
8. Sydney Herbert Sceney
5. Richard Gainger 1849 wed 1872 #304 to widowed Eliza Missen nee White [daughter of John White and Jane Young)
William Missen 1869 #9124 aged 41 son of Sarah Lyng and William Missen, wed 1855 #3018 to Eliza White. She appears to be the Eliza Missen nee White who wed Richard and continued to live at Ondit, with 6 children of William
4 children
of Richard
7. Henry Gainger 1872 #16324
8. Eliza Gainger 1874 #24806 - 1932 #214 aged 57
9. Caroline Gainger 1878 #10723 - 1898 #17829 aged 21
10. Elizabeth Rachel Gainger 1880 #10668
7. Henry Gainger 1872 #16324 - 1922 #14746 aged 50, wed 1895 #400 to Alice Amelia Bevan 1874 #4424 - 1945 #2236 aged 72, dau of Elizabeth Eastlake and Thomas Bevan born at Ondit
7 children 1. Arth Richd Gainger 1895 #23489 wed 1919 #11039 to Annie Robina Schultz
2. Leslie Gainger 1898 #28316 wed 1917 #9006 to Olive Daisy Cleverly
3. Hy Thos Gainger 1901 #29115
4. Chas Leonard Gainger 1904 #12560 - 1916 #357 aged 12
5. Stanley Herbt Gainger 1906 #21142 wed 1930 #5574 to Isabell May Powell
6. Vernie Mervin Gainger 1910 #5672 wed 1932 #10621 to Ila Murray Dare
7. Lila Queenie Gainger 1911 #31026 wed 1942 #18455 to Ronald Leslie Parker
4. Elizabeth Rachel Gainger 1880 #10668 - 1938 #14705 aged 58, wed 1906 #3016 to Herbert James Carter 1884 #6739 - 1957 #17875 aged 73, lived at Ondit, 3 children
6. Matilda Gainger wed 1877 to John Missen and lived at Colac, 6 children
7. Grace Gainger 1856 #5092 wed 1873 to William Lee
5 Children William Lee 1874 #4421
Ada
Caroline
John Herbert
Un named
8. Ann Gainger 1859 #19544 born in Duneed wed 1890 #2805 to Charles Henry Ilett [son of unk. Ilett and unk. Pink]
William Ilett aged 21 and Susan Ilett nee Pink aged 19 - 1885 #12427 aged 56, daughter of Lydia Nash and John Pink, came Apr 1849 on the 'Lord George Bentinck' and followed in April 1855 on the Persia, by William Ilett 48, Lydia 44, Isabella 19, Emma 15, Lydia 10 and Daniel 7
William Ilett wed Sep 1848 Royston District, Vol 6, page 805, to Susan Pink Christening: 24 May 1829 at Foxton, Cambridge, England, daughter of Lydia and John Pink
4 Children Leonard Edgar Ilett
Oscar Horace Ilett
Vera Mary Alice Ilett
Winifred Annie Ilett

Beeac (Ondit & Cundare) Cemetery, Travel to Beeac, on the Colac to Cressy Road. About 2.6 km. north of Beeac is the turn off to Cororooke. Immediately to the north of this intersection, turn left into South Cundare Road (Cemetery is signposted at this intersection). This is a gravel road. After 1.6 km. take the Beeac Cemetery Road on the right. The entrance to the Cemetery is another 200m, on the right. There are no facilities for the visitor. 79 GAINGER, Alice Amelia 12 Dec 1945 Wife of Henry (478); mthr of Charles (480)
499 GAINGER, Annie R. Abt. 1894 26 Aug 1965 71 Wife of Arthur (500)
500 GAINGER, Arthur R. Abt. 1895 20 May 1976 81 Hus of Annie (499)
481 GAINGER, Bettean 10 Apr 1933 Dtr of Vern & Ila
469 GAINGER, Caroline Abt. 1877 19 Oct 1898 21 Dtr of Eliza (470) & Richard. Died Beeac
544 GAINGER, Caroline Abt. 1828 11 Jul 1909 81 Wife of Richard (543)
495 GAINGER, Catherine A. Abt. 1904 23 Jul 1927 23
480 GAINGER, Charles 4 Feb 1916 Son of Henry (478) & Alice (479)
424 GAINGER, Daisy Abt. 1897 13 Jan 1967 70 Wife of Leslie (423); mthr of Mollie (425)
470 GAINGER, Eliza Abt. 1837 30 Dec 1909 72 Wife of Richard; mthr of Caroline (469)
410 GAINGER, Gertrude May Abt. 1897 17 Mar 1943 46
449 GAINGER, Hannah Abt. 1857 24 Mar 1917 60 Wife of John (450)
478 GAINGER, Henry 23 Nov 1922 Hus of Alice (479); fthr of Charles (480)
494 GAINGER, Jane Abt. 1913 16 Oct 1922 9
450 GAINGER, John Abt. 1846 5 Nov 1943 97 Hus of Hannah (449)
423 GAINGER, Leslie Abt. 1899 11 Jun 1958 59 Hus of Daisy (424); fthr of Mollie (425)
425 GAINGER, Mollie Abt. 1920 3 Apr 1927 7 Dtr of Leslie (423) & Daisy (424)
496 GAINGER, Richard Abt. 1849 11 Aug 1931 82 Hus of Eliza
543 GAINGER, Richard Abt. 1815 6 Mar 1884 69 Hus of Caroline (544)

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