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James Gentles

From on Mon, 26 May 2008
Hi Elizabeth, I was doing a search on James Lawrie Gentles when I came across your entry with incorrect details
My records (marriage certificate of James and Anne Beard 1871 #110 and other records I have on Anne Beard) show that Anne Beard was the daughter of Rev Charles MACKIE and Ann MACKIE (nee Strickland). She was previously married to George Chantler BEARD and hence the surname BEARD. She died in 1900 in Melbourne at the age of 66 years. I would interested to find out more of the source for your entry on this.
Kind Regards, Kirsty

IGI submitted entry - George Chantler Beard wed 24 Mar 1856 to Ann Mackie in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
James Lawrie Gentles 1843 - 1872 #9257 aged 29 son of Jessie Lawrie and Thomas Gentles of Edinburgh, wed 1871 #110 to Anne Beard nee Mackie 1833 - 1900 #12858 aged 66 dau of Chas Mackie from Leicestershire and died at Fitzroy
1 Child 1. James Lawrie Gentles 1872 #9145 - 1906 #13845 aged 34, wed 1905 #6587 to Laura Lydia Augusta Riches 1875 #13240 daughter of Amelia Jetter Sims and James Riches born at Winchelsea, and James died without a child being registered

John and Agnes Gentles

Robert Gentle wed 23 Dec 1810 to Mary Kerr at Dunblane, Perth, Scotland
John Gentles 1813 - 1872 #5974 aged 59, son of Mary and Robert Gentles of Glasgow, and Agnes Orr 1815 - 1875 #12188 aged 60 daughter of Jane Poe and William Orr of Edinburgh, John born at Edinburgh then came Oct 1841 on the Thomas Arbuthnot with Agnes and 3 children who in Melbourne were baptised at Presbyterian church - See my Gentles entry in site on early white inhabitants in Victoria.
9 Children 1. Jane Poe Gentles c1838
2. John Gentles 1840 - 1878 #4238 aged 38 years
3. William Orr Gentles 1841 #572
4. Agnes Orr Gentles 1843 #13561
5. James Gentles 1847 #8186 at Melbourne & Geelong
6. Mary Emma Gentles 1847 #8187 - 1868 #5446 aged 19 years
7. Elizabeth Gentles 1849 #8643 at Kilnoorat & Portland Bay
8. Janet Ellen Gentles c1852
9. Anne Gentles 1854 #2719
1. Jane Poe Gentles c1838 - 1881 #6329 aged 44 wed 1855 #38 to William Henry Thomas and lived at Belfast then at Yambuk
15 Children 1. Susanna Thomas 1856 #5506 died
2. Richard Edward Thomas 1857 #11218
3. John Thomas 1859 #14311
4. Susannah Maria Thomas 1860 #20538
5. Jane Thomas 1862 #12807
6. Agnes Thomas 1865 #6012
7. Catharine Thomas 1865 #6013 - 1865 #5822 lived 3 months
8. William Henry Thomas 1866 #12220
9. Richard Edwin Thomas 1868 #13233
10. Alfred Jacob Thomas 1870 #12762
11. Isaac Roderick Thomas 1872 #20752
12. Robert Edward Thomas 1874 #13150
13. Edith Emily Isabel Thomas 1876 #13173
14. Samuel John Thomas 1878 #12773 - 1879 #9514 lived 1 year
15. Lucilla Jannette Thomas 1881 #13506
2. Richard Edward Thomas 1857 #11218 wed 1885 #164 to Mary Ann Zeplin 1857 #3985 born at Beechworth
4. Susannah Maria Thomas 1860 #20538 wed 1878 #1366 to Loghlan/Lachlan Frost born at Portland, and lived at Heywood
He is son of Mary Jane Moore and Joseph Frost
13 Children 1. Jane Voe/Poe Frost 1879 #13048
2. Susannah Maria Frost 1882 #16819 - 1888 #9713 lived 6 years
3. Flora Frost 1883 #17216
4. Lachlan Leon Hubert Frost 1884 #17505
5. Archibald James Frost 1886 #3504
6. Joseph Roy Frost 1887 #11816 - 1887 #10420 lived 2 months
7. Susannah Maria Frost 1888 #21286
8. Jessie Frost 1889 #31954
9. Pearly Ray Frost 1890 #33350
10. Dougles John Frost 1891 #33927
11. Mary Jane Moore Frost 1894 #4137
12. Lucilla Frost 1896 #12200
13. Edith Emily Isabel Frost 1899 #27224
6. Agnes Grace Thomas 1865 #6012 wed 1882 #3193 to John Henry Hatherell and lived at Yambuk, then Heywood, 3 Children to 1888
4. Agnes Orr Gentles 1843 #13561 wed 1868 #1446 to Duncan Boyd and lived at Yambuk
5 Children 1. Mary Emma Boyd 1869 #12693 - 1876 #3943 lived 7 years
2. William John Boyd 1870 #20412
3. James Francis Boyd 1872 #20760
4. Unnamed Male Boyde 1876 #6299
5. Jeanette Mary Boyde 1878 #12770
5. James Gentles 1847 #8186 - 1893 #11547 aged 46, wed 1876 #1214 to Amelia Hatherell 1851 - 1887 #9170 aged 37, lived at Belfast then at Yambuk
9 Children 1. Agnes Anne Gentles 1877 #12535 - 1877 #6908 lived 17 days
2. John Henry Leslie Gentles 1878 #12771 - 1905 #3003 aged 26 years, wed 1898 #3101 to Kathleen Ganbry/Ganly/Gawley
3. Alfred James Gentles 1879 #20349 - 1947 #6766 aged 74 (I think 68) wed 1903 #5333 to Violet May Edwards
4. Annie Gentles 1880 #26136
5. Amy Hope Gentles 1882 #13165
6. Ellen Jane (Nellie) Gentles 1883 #27492 - 1908 #1996 aged 24 years
7. William Russell Gentles 1885 #22608
8. Twin Mark Barr Gentles 1887 #25136
9. Twin Reggnell Gordon Gentles 1887 #25137
2. John Henry Leslie Gentles 1878 #12771 - 1905 #3003 aged 26 years, wed 1898 #3101 to Kathleen Ganbry/Ganly/Gawley
Kleen Gentles wed 1912 #3651 to Percy Spearing 1884 #940 son of Margaret Watts and Richard Spearing born at Camperdown
6 Children 1. Leslie Gordon Gentles 1898 #19896 born at Kirkstall, mother Ganly
2. Hy Spencer Gentles 1900 #27603
3. Agnes Amelia Gentles 1902 #5180 born at Port Fairy, mother Ganley
4. Wm Russell Gentles 1905 #4024 born at Kirkstall, mother Gawley
5. Doris Gentles 1908 #25184 born at Camperdown, mother Gentles
6. Vera Gentles 1910 #9273 - 1910 #4554 lived 1 day
3. Alfred James Gentles 1879 #20349 - 1947 #6766 aged 74 (I think 68) wed 1903 #5333 to Violet May Edwards 1887 #695 - 1984 #1081 aged 97, dau of Marion Gauley and James Edwards - she was widowed for 37 years.
Govt Gazette 21 Sep 1927, page 2856, Alfred James Gentles, Port Fairy, and William John Burleigh, Allansford, appointed Magistrate 'to Keep the peace in the Western Bailiwick of the State of Victoria'.
Marion Edwards died 24 Feb 1932 and Alfred James Gentles of Port Fairy, boarding house proprietor, is one of her Executors (other is Joseph Crow, grazier of 'Crowlands'), advertisement in Melbourne Argus 25 April 1832, page 1, for Creditors to make claims on her estate.
4 Children 1. Violet Marion Gentle 1904 #19167 born at Kirkstall
2. Amy Maude Gentles 1906 #21244 born at Port Fairy
3. James Alfred Gentles 1908 #13908
4. Leslie Ronald Gentles 1916 #32527
5. Amy Hope Gentles 1882 #13165 wed 1910 #8997 to George Leiper and lived at Williamstown
2 Children 1. Wm Geo Leiper 1912 #25306
2. Alan Robt Leiper 1913 #36053
6. Ellen Jane (Nellie) Gentles 1883 #27492 - 1908 #1996 aged 24 years, wed 1903 #6245 to John Thomas Pettingill 1878 #26565 son of Jessie Bowyer and John Pettingall born at Yambuk, and lived at Port Fairy
3 Children 1. Geo Bertram Pettingill 1904 #12630
2. Doreen Amy Pettingill 1905 #28350 - 1906 #3060 lived 1 month
3. Irene Mabel Pettingill 1907 #29462 - 1907 #13669 lived 1 month
7. Elizabeth Gentles 1849 #8643 at Kilnoorat & Portland Bay wed 1869 #345 to John Clarke and lived at Woolathorp till about 1877, then moved to Warrnambool
8 Children 1. Alice Gentles 1866 #24978 - 1867 #4244 lived 3 months
2. Matilda Clark 1871 #13277
3. Beriah Steed Clark 1873 #21209 - 1875 #5174 lived 19 months
4. Kiziah Clark 1875 #20443 - 1882 #10403 lived 7 years
5. Mabel Harriet Clarke 1879 #20061
6. Bury Clarke 1881 #26830
7. Beriah Clarke 1884 #21377
8. Charles Steed Clarke 1886 #30401

From on Sun, 20 May 2007
Hello Elizabeth,
I was just reading your great site Australian Pioneer Families. You list Alexander GENTLES b. 1859 married to Sarah Campbell Ferguson. I can't find him elsewhere on the list. Who were his parents? Regards,
Chris McArthur
PS: My wife's Great Grandfather was Beriah Clarke son of Elizabeth Gentles.
Thankyou Chris, I had Alexander with the wrong family - he was a son of Thomas Gentles and Annie Haughton

From on Thursday, 28 October, 2010
Hello, This may just be a coincidence but I am intrigued and thought I would share it.
Your site mentions Elizabeth Gentles 1849 #8643 born at Kilnoorat & Portland Bay wed 1869 #345 to John Clarke
I found this when I was searching for my relative Beriah Steed 1813 - 1880. He had sisters Keziah, Matilda and Mabel and they came from Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk. Keziah married a James Clark and they had 5 children including John born 1835. I wondered if this could be his family.
Any ideas welcome. Regards, Bridget


8. Janet Ellen Gentles c1852 wed 1871 #1351 to William Henry Barr and children registered at Heywood and Condah
11 Children 1. Henry Barr 1872 #3020
2. John Gentles Barr 1873 #23243
3. William Barr 1875 #9700
4. Agness Ann Barr 1877 #16253 - 1883 #4706 lived 5 years
5. Francis Laurence Barr 1879 #23769
6. James Alford Barr 1882 #1832
7. Annie May Barr 1883 #24024
8. Georgiana Maude Barr 1885 #26085 - 1886 #13006 lived 2 years
9. Maratto Myrtle Barr 1888 #3710
10. Lucilla Evelyn Barr 1889 #31967
11. Harold Leslie Barr 1892 #33438

Thomas Gentles

From on Fri, 26 May 2006
Hello Elizabeth, I have just been looking at your site re the Gentles and have a query for you...
Are you saying that Thomas Gentles b 1839 was the son of John Gentles and Agnes Orr, and that he married Anne Houghton? (this family is above - John Gentles)
I have a different take on this Thomas Gentles.
His parents are Alexander Gentles and Jane Arthur.
Thomas Gentles arrived in Australia 1853 on the Jane Geary aged 19 years.
He married Anne Houghton and he died 1895 in Keilor Melbourne.
Can you please confirm with me on this....
Here is what I have for his death -
EMAIL from Melbourne General Cemetery
Presbyterian section compartment P Grave 709
Gentles, Thomas aged 63 buried 21.05.1895
Gentles, Ann aged 85 buried 17.04.1912
The Inscription on the remarkably well preserved grave reads "Erected by Ann Gentles in memory of her beloved husband Thomas Gentles who died 21 May 1895 aged 63 years" Regards
Margaret Gentles.

Thomas Gentles 1832 - 1895 #5931 aged 63 son of Jane Arthur and Alex Gentles, wed 1858 #930 to Anne Houghton/Haughton 1828 - 1912 #5020 aged 84 dau of Francis Horton and Richard Houghton, and lived at Keilor then at Merton
IGI extracted entries - Alexander Gentles wed 26 Jun 1832 to Jane Arthur at Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
Thomas Gentles Christening: 23 Jun 1833 son of Jane Arthur and Alexander Gentles at Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
3 Children 1. Alexander Gentles 1859 #21944
2. Jane Gentles 1862 #14393
3. Lauchlane Gentles 1867 #15615
1. Alexander Gentles 1859 #21944 - 1936 #8551 aged 77, wed 1882 #5636 to Sarah Campbell Ferguson 1859 - 1935 #238 aged 76, and lived at Essendon
9 Children 1. William Thomas Gentles 1883 #23282
2. Jane Gentles 1886 #2612
3. James Gentles 1888 #11079 - 1888 #5564 lived 1 day
4. Ann Gentles 1890 #3132
5. James Alexr Gentles 1892 #13103
6. Fredk Horton Gentles 1894 #11585
7. Victoria Kay Gentles 1897 #18900
8. Elsie Flor Gentles 1902 #2705
9. Marion Rita Gentles 1904 #17788
2. Jane Gentles 1862 #14393 wed 1887 #2843 to George Frederick Austin 1862 #17838.
3. Lauchlane Gentles 1867 #15615 wed 1897 #7129R to Eleanor Eliza Haydn 1866 #12634 - 1933 #5852 aged 67, and lived at Essendon
4 Children 1. Violet Rose Gentles 1898 #10799 - 1917 #2408 lived 18 years
2. Cyril Fredk Gentles 1900 #26324 - 1976
3. Leila Gentles 1902 #18068 m Jas Cameron in 1929
4. Leslie Roy Gentles 1904 #17821 - 1982 m in 1927 to Clarice Godino c1908 - 1982 dau of Rose and James Godino



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