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James Grayling 1815 - 1845 died at Longford, Tasmania may be James Grayling Christening: 01 May 1815 Sheldwich, Kent, England son of Elizabeth and Thomas Grayling
George Frederick Grayling Christening: 02 Jul 1837 at St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England son of Esther and Edward Leggett Grayling
A Ff2001 page by MICHELLE KERSHAW on the 12 April, 1999 tells that William Major Grayling 1781 - 1857 wed Ann Holton 1780 - 1848 and came to Hobart Tasmania 1836 on the Amelia Thompson. Ann died in Melbourne and William returned to Kent where he died. George Frederick and Richard are identified as their sons

William Major Grayling Christening: 01 Jun 1781 son of Susan and Edward Grayling at Folkestone, Kent, England
William Major Grayling and Ann Holton 1780 - 1848 #4457 aged 68 lived at St Clements, Sandwich, Kent, England then about 1810 moved to Deal, then Dover in 1820. The family voyaged to Tasmania in 1836, then to Victoria, Ann's funeral is recorded at St James Church of England, Melbourne
7 Children 1. William Edward Grayling 13 DEC 1806 died
2. Twin William Major Grayling Christening: 28 Nov 1807 survived
3. Twin Edward Leggett Grayling Christening: 28 Nov 1807 St Clements, Sandwich, Kent, England
4. Richard Grayling c1811 wed 1837 to Jane Ludden in Launceston, Tasmania
5. Sarah Ann Grayling Christening: 12 Feb 1815 at Deal, Kent,
6. Ann Sophia Grayling 27 Dec 1821 Christening: 14 Apr 1822 at Saint Mary The Virgin, Dover, Kent
7. George Frederick Grayling
2. William Major Grayling Christening: 28 Nov 1807 - 13 Feb 1888 #1733 died at McNicol Plain, Geelong, Victoria, Australia wed 1841 in Tasmania to Ann unknown (IGI calls her Catherine O Connor)
Catherine OConnor died 1868 #57 aged 29 dau of Margaret and John OConnor of Limerick
William Major Grayling from Kent wed 1876 #1000 to Catherine Williams
He may be the William Grayling listed as a Publican in Launceston, Tasmania 1839 to 1842
4 Children 1. Anne Jane Grayling 1836
2. Marianne Grayling 1838
3. Agnes Grayling 1840 - 1848 #4475 lived 7 years
4. Joseph William Grayling 1841 - 1842
4. Richard Grayling c1811 wed 1837 to Jane Ludden 1819 - 1894 #10687 aged 75, in Launceston, Tasmania and appear to be in Victoria by 1839 when their daughters were christened at St James CofE Melbourne in 1839 and the next 3 children in 1846. For details of early days in Port Phillip see my Before 1847 page
11 Children 1. Anne Jane Grayling 1839 #12286
2. Lucy Margaret Grayling 1839 #12287
3. Susanna Eliza Grayling 1841 #31a
4. Richard Holton Grayling 1843 #31a
5. William Ormsby Grayling 1845 #31a
6. Jane Llewellyn Grayling 1848 - 1862 #6855 lived 14 years
7. Sarah Kate Grayling c1850
8. Agnes Emma Grayling 9 February 1852
9. Matilda Alice Grayling 1857 #7079 - 1863 #6664 lived 6 years
10. Gertrude Amy Grayling 1859 #15152 - 1863 #6663 lived 4 years
11. Francis Ludden Grayling wed 1888 - 1923 #11097 aged 79, to Lena Barwick
2. Lucy Margaret Grayling 1839 #12287 wed 1855 #1722 to Moses Keam 1833 - 1862 #1911 aged 29 son of Jane unknown from Cornwall
Lucy Margaret Keam wed 1865 #2018 to Neil McIntosh and lived at Lexton. He wed 1862 #335 to Jane Jones nee Sergeant 1838 - 1863 #4467 aged 25 dau of Jane and Thomas Sergeant
4 Children 1. George Moses Keam 1856 #5766 wed 1877 #1989 to Sarah Ann Herneman
2. Unnamed Male Keam 1858 #13517
3. William Morish Keam 1860 #9557
4. Mary Jane Edith Keam 1862 #3153 - 1863 #6662 lived 17 months
1 Child 5. Margaret McIntosh 1862 #21633
5 Children 6. Niel McIntosh 1866 #3029
7. Francis Grayling McIntosh 1867 #20092
8. Jane Lewellyn McIntosh 1869 #16534
9. Mary McIntosh 1871 #21472
9. John McIntosh 1876 #13878
3. Susanna Eliza Grayling 1841 #31a wed 1863 #1014 to James Jones and lived at Lexton, 8 Children
From on Tuesday, 2 September, 2008
Hi Elizabeth,
I'm trying to track down the ancestors of my mother's grandfather & great-uncle, the twins Richard and Robert Grayling Jones. They were born 12 January 1873. Richard married Cecilia Eldridge and their children included Cyril Charles, my maternal grandfather. See Eldridge family tree
I found through http://www.familysearch.org the records relating to twin brother Richard and Robert Grayling Jones. They were born in Lexton, Victoria 1873 to James Jones and Susanna Eliza Grayling, daughter of Richard & Jane Grayling nee Luddon.
Kind regards,
Goopy Weaving

4. Richard Holton Grayling 1843 #31a wed 1873 #631 to Jane Millar, no known chn

from on Friday, 2 Nov 2012
I was worried about my assumption that Jane Grayling had died in an early childbirth. I have gone looking, ....and proved just how wrong one can be:
Grayling Jane, father Miller David, mother Rachael Scott died Ballarat aged 93, year 1934 #17644 Note: Jane Grayling is buried at Lexton Cemetery.
Jane Miller appears to have come from Scotland and did not migrate with her parents. Have not proven this conclusively as yet, but preliminary searches have said Scotland rather than England and father may have died prior to 1861.
In 1903 and 1919, Jane Grayling was enrolled as an Elector at Lexton. In 1919, Richard Holton Grayling described himself as a GRAZIER. He died in 1923 ( No 11097 )

5. William Ormsby Grayling 1845 #31a wed 1870 #25 to Anne Kelly and lived at Lexton, Dimboola, Nhill
Thankyou to Ron Meehan for details after 1900
Annie Grayling nee Kelly 1851 - 1924 #2920 aged 73, dau of Rose Cavanagh and John Kelly, died at Nhill
John Kelly wed 1849 #763 to Rose Cavenagh at St Francis Roman Catholic church, Melbourne.
Anne Kelly born in Ballarat, christened 1851 #6013 at Roman Catholic, Pentridge (now Coburg), parents Rosanna nad John Kelly, first of their 11 children raised in Lexton. From Mary Cotter, Rose Cavanagh died 1907 (age 74?) in Ballarat, dau of Rose Payne and John Cavanagh amd possibly came Dec 1848 on the 'Lady Kennaway' age 16/17
and John Kelly died 8 or 10 July 1886 age 70 in Lexton?, Victoria,
12 Children 1. Rose Matilda Grayling 1871 #3427 - 1945 #23217 aged 74 wed 1908 #7947 to Richard Putland
2. Jane Luddin Grayling 1873 #3408 - 1944 #19003 aged 71
3. William Ormsby Grayling 1875 #10060 - 1875 #5469 lived 14 days
4. Francis Grayling 1876 #17314
5. Annie Grayling 1878 #23979
6. Wm Ormsby Grayling 1880 #21967 - 1942 #29944 aged 62
7. Richard Holton Grayling 1883 #3580 wed 1908 #3142 to Melvina Isabel Perry
8. Mary Ellen Grayling 1884 #26595 - 1945 #9028 aged 60 wed Charles Richard Cook
9. Gertrude Amy Grayling 1886 #28385 - 1964 #9443 aged 77
10. John Henry Grayling 1889 - 1976 #24036 aged 87
11. Eva Maud Grayling 1890 #25902 - 1972 #335 aged 81, wed Wallis
11. James Ernest Grayling 1892 #37675 - 1939 #18556 aged 47
12. Herbert Clarence Grayling 1897 #7562 - 1972 #878 aged 76
7. Sarah Kate Grayling wed 1868 #251 to John Mcdonald and lived at Lexton
8 Children 1. John Mcdonald 1870 #3270
2. Jessy Matilda Mcdonald 1874 #23678
3. William Mcdonald 1876 #10447
4. Catharine Mcdonald 1878 #3670
5. Archibald Harold Mcdonald 1879 #17428
6. Jane Margaret Mcdonald 1881 #24547
7. Maud Lucy Mcdonald 1883 #17810
8. Maggy May Mcdonald 1885 #19033
8. Agnes Emma Grayling 9 February 1852 wed 1870 #1472 to Thomas Henderson from Adelaide and had 11 children and lived at Lexton

From Henderson family web site, now closed or moved
Thomas 1843-1906, and Agnes Emma Henderson, nee Grayling 1852-1925
Janeís parents Thomas and Agnes Emma Henderson were married at Doctors Creek, Victoria. Agnes was born at nearby Burnbank 9 February 1852, the daughter of Richard and Jane Grayling. The Graylings came from Kent to Tasmania in 1836. They moved to Victoria in 1838. Sometime around 1848 they settled at Burnbank.
For more information on the Grayling family see...
Thomas and Agnes Henderson had eleven children. All with the exception of the youngest were born at Woodstock or Doctors Creek. Ethel May Henderson the baby of the family was born at Nhill.
According to Thomas and Agnes Hendersonís Family Bible Jane Luddon Henderson was born at Doctors Creek, near Lexton, on the 16 July 1883. In the bible someone has written in a contemporary hand the dates and places of birth of Janeís parents, Thomas and Agnes and their eleven children. The bible was a gift to Agnes, from her mother Jane Grayling.
Written in ink on the inside cover is...
Agnes Emma Henderson. A present from her mother Jane Grayling. March 30th 1893.
It wasnít uncommon for the Hendersons to include family surnames in their childrenís names. For example the Luddon in Jane Luddon Henderson comes from Janeís grandmother Jane Grayling nee Luddon. She was born in Gibraltar in 1819 and came out to Launceston, Tasmania on her own in 1836. It would appear that Jane was named after her.

11. Francis Ludden Grayling wed 1888 #5890 to Lena Barwick from Adelaide, lived at Woorak, Nhill
Francis Ludden Grayling born July 6, 1852 Lexton. Died Geelong 1930. Married Lena Barwick at Nhill 1888
Lena Grayling nee Barwick 1870 - 1940 #21559 aged 71, dau of Charlotte Bassett and Thomas Jackson Barwick, died at Geelong W
4 children 1. Lena Grayling 1890 #8841
2. Francis Ladden Grayling 1891 #38410
3. Fredk Grayling 1894 #16810
4. George Grayling 1898 #13202 - 1898 #9089 lived 1 day
5. Sarah Ann Grayling Christening: 12 Feb 1815 - 1879 #7381 aged 67, born at Deal, Kent, England wed in Launceston, Tasmania 1837 to James Galbraith Reid, 10 Children
6. Ann Sophia Grayling 27 Dec 1821 Christening: 14 Apr 1822 dau of Ann and William Grayling at Saint Mary The Virgin, Dover, Kent, England wed 1841 to James Ross in Launceston, Tasmania
1 Child 1. Donald Alexander Ross 1862 wed 1892 to Mary Lynch at Strahan, Tasmania
7. George Frederick Grayling wed 1846 #5096 to Elizabeth Boyd 1822 - 1884 #11817 aged 62, wed at St James Melbourne and later went to Ballarat
7 children 1. Jessie Grayling
2. Elizabeth Grayling
3. John Grayling 1853 - 1873 #8310 lived 20 years
4. William Henry Grayling 1857 #5878
5. Lucy Elizth Grayling 1859 #18888
6. Rose Anna Grayling 1862 #451
7. Frank Holton Grayling 1865 #12922
4. William Henry Grayling 1857 #5878 as William Henry Smythe wed 1887 #4394 to Euphemia Agnes Bear 1867 #16810 dau of Isabella Douglas and Wiliam Bear born at S Melb, and lived at Coburg
2 children 1. Frank Douglas Grayling 1889 #2152
2. Wilfred Henry Grayling 1897 #27168
5. Lucy Elizth Grayling 1859 #18888 wed 1883 #2164 to Louis Charles Picking 1860 #20111 son of Jane Talbott and Alfred Isaac Picking born in Geelong, lived in Coburg
2 children 1. Queenie May Picking 1893 - 1977 #16705 aged 84, wed Thompson
2. Albert Carl Picking 1896 #18798 - 1896 #9203 lived 1 month
6. Rose Anna Grayling 1862 #451, Rosaanna wed 1884 #4032 to George Singleton, lived in Coburg
1st child 1. Mary Ruby Singleton 1891 #31765


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