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Richard Radley, Antonio Radovick, Charles Rae, James Rae,
George Rainbow, Henry Rainbow, John Rainford, Francis Raisbeck,


Richard Radley

Richard Henry Radley c1819 - 1870 #6963 aged 50, son of Alice Lindsay and Thomas Radley of Cork, died with 3 children in a diphtheria epidemic, came c1853 with Elizabeth Jane Armstrong
From Rootschat, Eliz.Jane Armstrong Radley(widow) wed John Byrnes in 1878 in Sydney. She had one surviving son who was mygfather, Elizabeth buried 3 Jul 1899 in Toowong Cemetery Brisbane, name Byrne or O'Byrne. Son turned up in Brisbane Qld 1900. Interested to know what happened to Julius Frances Radley from 1870 to 1900 when he wed my gm. Maryanne O'Reilly
10 Children 1. Thomas Richard Herbert Radley 1853 #15M born at Sea died
2. Christiana Sarah Radley 1855 - 1870 #4317 lived 15 years
3. Thomas Richard Radley 1856 #1336 - 1870 #4318 lived 14 years
4. Alice Edith Margaret Radley 1857 #9947 - 1861 #6989 lived 4 years
5. Marguerite Rosa Radley 1859 #1941
6. Lizette Radley 1860
7. Elizabeth Anna Radley 1861 - 1862 #496 lived 9 months
8. George Cecil Radley 1863 #6232 - 1870 #4319 lived 7 years
9. Julius Francis Radley 1868 #285
10. Alice Edith Radley 1870 #6436 - 1876 #1492 lived 7 years
6. Lizette Radley/Rudley 1860 wed 1885 #6703 to Thomas Gillichan Collas

From on Sunday, 8 February, 2009
Elizabeth I see you have my great grandparents. Richard Henry Radley and Elizabeth Jane Armstrong. I have a website entitled www.radleysofcork.bigpondhosting.com with comprehensive information on the RADLEYS, if you are interested in reading it.
I answered
The family seems to be very hard hit, with 7 of the 10 children dying. Do you know if the other two,
5. Marguerite Rosa Radley 1859 #1941
and 9. Julius Francis Radley 1868 #285
were blessed with marriage and surviving children?
Elizabeth .. JULIUS was my grandfather and Marguerite Rosa was my gt aunt.
Marguerita was known as ROSIE and married Henry Drury. - Rosa Margaret Radley married 29/4/1889 Cert.1889/BO13206 QLD to John Henry Drury
Ethna Lilly Drury Qld 1894/C4217 Father.H.DRURY and Mother Rosa Radley

Antonio Radovick

Antonio Radovick 1836 - 1903 #14565 aged 67, son of Mary Josephine and Stephen Radovick, came c1872 with Elizabeth Gill, and lived in Melbourne
5 children 1. Mary Josephine Radovick 1873 #20253 wed 1891 #7706 to Geo Walt Mitchell
2. Ellen Radovick 1875 #10833 wed 1898 #717R to Geo Benj Blake
3. Elizabeth Maude Radovick 1881 #4154
4. Stephen Joseph Radovick 1883 #18094
5. William Radovick 1886 #27655
1. Mary Josephine Radovick 1873 #20253 wed 1891 #7706 to Geo Walt Mitchell and lived at Korumburra
7 children 1. Albt Walter Mitchell 1892 #14094
2. Basil Radovick Mitchell 1893 #23900
3. Roy Anthy Mitchell 1894 #30568
4. Leo Laidley Mitchell 1896 #12736
5. Geo Ridgway Mitchell 1900 #19993
6. Mary Joyce Mitchell 1902 #19478
7. John Arnold Mitchell 1910 #20653
2. Ellen Radovick 1875 #10833 wed 1898 #717R to Geo Benj Blake
2 children 1. Mary Leone Blake 1910 #4368
2. Jno Radovick Blake 1911 #29044
4. Stephen Joseph Radovick 1883 #18094 born in Melbourne wed 1910 #8809 to Louisa Ellen Falcke 1887 #10113

Charles Rae

Jean Duncan dau of Alexander Duncan and Catherine Jolly wed June 8, 1817, in New Machar Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, born 12 Sep 1830 wed 8 Nov 1851 to Charles Rae 1829 - 2 Sep 1912 aged 83, born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, son of Helen Forrest and Charles Rae
Charles Rae aged 25 came Apr 1855 on the Gambia with Jean Rae aged 23
Jean Duncan and Charles Rae lived in Melbourne
3 Children 1. Jean Rae 1856 #3393
2. James Rae 1859 #898
3. Charles Rae 1861 #821 - 1861 #3837 lived 16 weeks
1. Jane Rae Born 17 Apr 1856 in Johnson St. Collingwood, wed 21 Jan 1884 in home of Rae family at Forbes NSW, to Charles Smith b: 16 Nov 1853
2. James Rae 1859 #898 wed 1882 #1907 to Ida Kellow 1861 #9732 and lived at 'Barr' then at Yea, Victoria
4 Children 1. Frederick James Rae 1883 #6947
2. Arthur John Rae 1885 #526
3. Livenia Rae 1887 #25969
4. Wm Francis Rae 1895 #33980

James Rae

James Rae aged 30 came Dec 1851 as Assisted British Immigrants on the Stebonheath with Euphemia Rae aged 25, John Rae aged 2, and Ann Rae aged 0. James Rae c1820 and Euphemia Simpson c1825 lived at Buninyong, Sebastapol
12 Children 1. John Rae aged 2, c1849 died before 1857
2. Ann Rae aged 0, c1851 from Scotland wed 1880 #330 to Peter Kirkland Ritchie from Newfoundland and leaves the records
3. James Rae 1853 - 1947 #398 aged 93
4. Euphemia Rae 1855 - 1945 #10218 aged 90,
5. John Rae 1857 #6110 born at Buninyong
6. Alexander Simpson Rae 1857 #6111 - 1946 #17998 aged 89
7. Robert Rae 1859 #13299 - 1861 #1577 lived 17 months, born at Long Gully
8. Jannet/Jessie Rae 1861 #13769 - 1941 #11021 aged 80, wed Stanlake
9. William Francis Rae 1863 - 1888 #7678 aged 25
10. Elizabeth Barbara Rae 1865 #13809 - 1940 #20029 aged 74
11. Ellen Rae 1867 #13409 - 1946 #23519 aged 79
12. Robert Rae 1870 #5232 - 1954 #13559 aged 84

4. Euphemia Rae 1855 - 1945 #10218 aged 90, wed 1879 #383 to Richard Thomas from Cornwall, lived at Barrys Reef
4 Children 1. Frederick William Thomas 1880 #6480 - 1962 #13616 aged 82
2. Richard George Thomas 1882 #6972
3. Herbert James Thomas 1885 #22734 died as Herbert Warren Thomas 1972 #11378 aged 86
4. Claude Clemence Thomas 1893 #288 - 1965 #28207 aged 72

5. John Rae 1857 #6110 born at Buninyong, wed Laura Louisa Hampton 1874 #8607 - 1935 #1572 aged 59 died as Mrs Weston, dau of Harriet Dutch wed 1869 #738 to Gordon Hampton,
3 Children 1. Euphemia Elizth Rae 1891 #843 - 1977 #26734 aged 86, wed Kelly
2. John Edgar Rae 1891 #844 - 1971 #2708 aged 79
3. Mira Josephine Rae 1901 #1044

6. Alexander Simpson Rae 1857 #6111 - 1946 #17998 aged 89, wed 1881 #2191 to Mary Bathgate Allan 1861 #13414 - 1935 #16281 aged 74, dau of Margaret Gellatly and Alexander Allan, and lived at Mt Egerton
10 Children 1. Alexander Edgar Rae 1882 #12132
2. Hilda Millicent Rae 1883 #26418 - 1968 #11100 aged 84, wed Parker
3. Elsie Ethel Rae 1886 #6202
4. Wm Francis Rae 1889 #5861 - 1935 #2877 aged 46
5. Stanley Rupert Rae 1893 #15278 - 1969 #16990 aged 76
6. Gertie Myra Rae 1895 #14536 - 1980 #08130 aged 84, wed Berkley
7. Euphemia Simpson Rae 1897 #21394 - 1897 #14078 lived 1 month
8. Robt Victor Rae 1900 #5225 - 1959 #5779 aged 59
9. Constance Muriel Rae 1901 #5355 - 1975 #13609 aged 74, wed Dobrigh
10. Melba Ada Mavis Rae 1904 - 1955 #5556 aged 51, wed Illingworth

9. Barbara Elizth Rae 1865 #13809 - 1940 #20029 aged 74 wed 1897 #544 to, William Elford 1863 #207, lived at Bunninyong, and had 2 Children

12. Robert Rae 1870 #5232 - 1954 #13559 aged 84, as Robert Andrew Rae wed 1900 #2542 to Mary Jane Woolcock 1869 #7263 dau of Emma GAY and James Woolcock
1 Child 1. Lawrence Alan Rae 1901 #17156

George Rainbow

George Rainbow from Northampton came Jan 1862 aged 29 on the Hydra and wed 1876 #4669 to and Sarah Williamson lived at Kyneton
4 Children 1. Elizabeth Jane Rainbow 1878 #3565 - 1878 #5758 lived 5 months
2. Edward George Rainbow 1879 #3679
3. John Thomas Rainbow 1880 #16865
4. Mary Ellen Rainbow 1882 #17238
5. William James Rainbow 1883 #17716 - 1884 #1707 lived 6 months
6. Herbert Rainbow 1885 #26607 - 1886 #5959 lived 4 months
7. Bertha May Rainbow 1887 #4349
4. Mary Ellen Rainbow 1882 #17238 - 25 Dec 1971 wed 1911 to Arthur Dann 1863 #13119 - 14 Oct 1934

Henry Rainbow

Henry Rainbow 1822 - 1864 #5448 aged 43 son of Joseph Rainbow of Hertfordshire, who came March 1841 aged 19 on the Neptune wed 1853 #29953 at St Peters C of E Melbourne to Matilda Withers 1827. They lived at Albion then at Buninyong
6 children 1. Joseph Rainbow 1854 #2845
2. William Rainbow 1856 #3151 wed 1892 #4945 to Mabel Earle
3. Henry Rainbow 1857 #6153 wed 1891 #7990 to Mathilda Smith of Byong
4. Matilda Rainbow 1859 #13248 - 1895 #9871 aged 35,
5. James Rainbow 1860 #13886
6. George Rainbow 1862 #19423 lived 2 years
1. Joseph Rainbow 1854 #2845 wed 1885 #6549 to Marianne Downey lived at Buninyong, Jumbunna, Outtrim
1st 7 Children 1. Annie Matilda Rainbow 1887 #26484
2. Wm Jos Rainbow 1889 #20113
3. Geo Hy Rainbow 1891 #9186
4. Catherine Dreave Rainbow 1893 #14218
5. Jno Jas Rainbow 1895 #30259
6. Helen Gina Rainbow 1898 #19672
7. Alf David Rainbow 1900 #5559
2. William Rainbow 1856 #3151 wed 1892 #4945 to Mabel Earle and lived at Korumburra then Jumbunna
1st 4 Children 1. William Ernest Rainbow 1894 #13215
2. Henry Philip Rainbow 1896 #12455
3. Lillie Beatrice Rainbow 1898 #4109
4. Mabel Rainbow 1900 #4074
3. Henry Rainbow 1857 #6153 wed 1891 #7990 to Mathilda Smith of Byong, and lived at Korumburra then Jumbunna. Possible match to Mathilda Smith 1859 #13321 dau of Sarah Mathilda Boyle and Thomas Smith born at Bunniyong.
1st 4 Children 1. Wm Thos Hy Rainbow 1892 #22298
2. Ada Isabel Rainbow 1893 - 1894 #6375 lived 8 months
3. James Withers Rainbow 1895 #13237
4. Rupert Landseer Rainbow 1899 #11396
4. Matilda Rainbow 1859 #13248 - 1895 #9871 aged 35, wed 1893 #6198 to Robert Gillespie from Co Antrim, with daughter Mathilda Agnes Rainbow Gillespie 1895 #22114 born at Korumurra
Robert Gillespie wed 1898 #2836 to Cath Josine McSheehy 1860 #15028 dau of Margaret Shea and John McSheehy born at Hamilton

John Rainford

Go to the family site here to learn of John's youth. When he was aged 14 he was found guilty of stealing and sent to NSW as a convict.
Caroline appears to be Helen Ryan Feb 19 1812 - Jun 28 1888 born in Essex, UK and died at Richmond, Victoria aged 77, also used names Caroline and Ellen, and surname Sturgis. Her first husband was James Wilson, who was tried in Dublin 1828. He arrived on the Sophia on 17 Feb. 1829. James Wilson wed Dec 09 1832 to Helen Ryan, on 13/3/1833 he is listed as an absconder from employer John Kinchela Esq.
John Rainford 1815 - 1879 wed c1839 to Caroline (Helen Ryan) and registered births in NSW
2 children 1. James Wilson 1835
2. Joan Catherine Rainford Wilson 1837.
5 children 3. Jane Elizabeth Rainford #V1840 1486 24a/1840, Aug 26 1840 - Sep 03 1910
4. Margaret Watts Rainford #V1842 1602 26a/1842, Jul 03 1842 - Apr 28 1911
5. Richard Albert Rainford #V1844 2954 35/1844, Nov 04 1844 - Oct 25 1875
6. John Watts Rainford #V1849 2952 35/1849, Oct 02 1849 - Jun 20 1925
7. Mary Ann Rainford #V1850 2953 35/1850 - Jan 11 1920
6. John Watts Rainford 1849 born in NSW wed 10 Jul 1875 #2658 to Christina Oceana Ricketts 1857 #14090 - Aug 21 1942, born at Sea 09 Sep 1854 and family landed in South Australia, birth registered in Melbourne on 12/11/1857, and lived at Richmond
9 children 1. Richard Arthur Rainford 1876 #11548
2. John Watts Rainford 1877 - 1878 #3081 lived 9 months
3. John Watts Rainford 1878 #18508
4. Edward Ernest Rainford 1879 #18795
5. Charles Robt Hy Rainford 1881 #11803
6. Christina Eleanor Rainford 1883 #4797 - 1884 #2592 lived 1 year
7. George Rainford 1884 #12299
8. Christina Beatrice Rainford 1885 #28224
9. Emily Mary Elsie Rainford 1887 #6277
9. Helena Eliz Rainford 1888 #32630
10. Alex Septimus Rainford 1890 #26760
11. Alf Theodore Rainford 1892 #26741
12. Daisy Isabel Rainford 1894 #2374
8. Emily Mary Elsie Rainford 1887 #6277 wed 1909 #5295 to Robert Becker 1886 #28900 - 1954 #11292 aged 67, 2 children

Raisbeck

Francis Raisbeck wed Elizabeth Walker on 28 Jul 1821 at Saint Bees, Cumberland, England
Joseph Raisbeck Christening: 02 Nov 1823 at Cleator, Cumberland, England son of Elizabeth and Francis Raisbeck
Daniel Kermode wed Margaret Killip on 19 Aug 1823 at Lonan, Isle Of Man, England
Ann Kermode Christening: 06 Nov 1825 at Lonan, Isle Of Man, England daughter of Margaret Killip and Daniel Kermode
Ann Kermode aged 20 wed Jos. Raceback aged 22 on 26 Sep 1846 at Lonan, Isle Of Man, England
Joseph Raisbeck 1823 - 1879 #10105 aged 56, son of Elizabeth and Frank Raisbeck, came c1848 with Ann Kermode 1825 - 1883 #10636 aged 58, daughter of Margaret Killip and Daniel Kermode, and lived at Adelaide, SA, then Forest Ck, and Chewton in Victoria parents of child born named James
5 Children 1. Francis Raceback christened 13 Dec 1846 Lonan, Isle Of Man, England
2. James Raisbeck 1849-01-03 son of Raisebeck Joseph, Ann nee Kermode, Adelaide
3. Joseph Raisbeck 1851-02-28 born at Adelaide
4. John Raisbeck 1853 #1387
5. William Raisbeck 1856 #5980
6. Ann Raisbeck 1863 #6975
1. Francis Raceback christened 13 Dec 1846 Lonan, Isle Of Man, England wed 1872 #3329 to Julia Bouch who came July 1859 on the Swiftsure with her parents Janetta Grant and William Bouch and lived at Clunes
7 Children 1. Ellen Raisbeck 1873 #15291
2. Edith Raisbeck 1874 #14671
3. Joseph Kermode Raisbeck 1876 #14971 - 1877 #4252 lived 10 months
4. Clara Raisbeck 1878 #1488
5. Lilian Raisbeck 1879 #8089
6. Ethel May Raisbeck 1881 #8168
7. Fanny Raisbeck 1885 #29548 - 1887 #4614 lived 1 year
2. James Raisbeck c1848 born in Adelaide, wed 1870 #3790 to Susan Chappel 1853 - 1921 #5468 aged 67, parents unknown, and lived at Clunes
8 Children 1. Annie Raisbeck 1871 #7960
2. James Raisbeck 1872 #14973
3. Ellen Raisbeck 1874 #1290
4. Lydia Raisbeck 1875 #14784
5. William Raisbeck 1877 #7755
6. Amy Raisbeck 1879 #1544
7. Joseph Leslie Raisbeck 1881 #8167 lived 17 months
8. Frank Leslie Raisbeck 1885 #2687

From on Monday, 2 January 2012
James Raisbeck is listed in the British Columbia Canada (cariboo gold rush area) Cariboo A-3 view page 2. The only person in Household number 33 is James Raisbeck, listed as Single, born 8 Jun 1872, now aged 28, came from Australia 1897, English background, naturalised Canadian, Church of England, Farmer, working on his own account.
My mother was told her father James Raisbeck went back to Australia some time after she was born in 1909. She was told that someone was sent to check on her each year until she was about 12 years old. That would have been My mother is : Maud-Mary Raisbeck born in Alexandria, British Columbia, Canada, father James Raisbeck from Australia. My mother was told her father James Raisbeck went back to Australia some time after she was born in 1909. She was told that someone was sent to check on her each year until she was about 12 years old.
Maud-Mary Raisbeck married Ross J O'Brien
Can you help us find the real James Raisbeck born 8 June 1872?

I found at least 4 different men named James Raisbeck.
J Raisbeck aged 28 departed on the Wollowra in Oct 1896 for Fremantle Via Adelaide
There is a listing - Mr J Raisbeck aged 39 came Mar 1913 on the Maunganui with Mrs Raisbeck aged 30, from New Zealand - see Maunganui voyages


3. Joseph Raisbeck 1851-02-28 born at Adelaide, wed 1872 #1026 to Hannah Stead from Bradford, and lived at Castlemaine
The Ben Nevis came Aug 1857 with 428 passengers including George Stead 32, Nancy 30, Violette 8, Sarah 5 and Anna 2
6 Children 1. Annie Elizabeth Raisbeck 1872 #22143
2. Ellen Raisbeck 1874 #7696
3. Susan Alice Raisbeck 1876 #8135
4. Samuel Francis Wm Raisbeck 1879 #7894
5. Joseph Raisbeck 1881 #7999 lived 5 months
6. John Harold Raisbeck 1888 #27867
1. Annie Elizabeth Raisbeck 1872 #22143 - 1910 #12123 aged 38, born at Callington, SA, wed 1897 #3374 to Victor Albt Ireland, 1 Child
2. Ellen Raisbeck 1874 #7696 wed 1894 #6481 to Wm Phillip Ireland, 10 Children
4. John Raisbeck 1853 #1387 wed 1875 #977 to Lydia Eliza Jesser 1856 #6011 born at Golden Point, and lived at Chewton
Charles Jesser aged 33 came May 1853 on the Baltimore and as Charles Thomas Jesser died 1869 #727 aged 52, son of Elizabeth Curtis and Thomas Jesser (in IGI as Birth: 1817 Lambeth, London, England died 29 Jan 1869 son of Elizabeth Mary Curtis and Thomas Jesser)
5 Children 1. Frances Mary Raisbeck 1876 #1492
2. Annie Maude Raisbeck 1877 #21177
3. Chas Joseph Raisbeck 1880 #7492
4. Francis Robert Raisbeck 1883 #1405
5. John Callington Raisbeck 1885-01-13 born at Callington, SA
5. William Raisbeck 1856 #5980 wed 1878 #3716 to Joanna Batten 1857 #11765 born at Castlemaine, and lived at Fryerstown
4 Children 1. Amy Estella Raisbeck 1879 #23345
2. Francis George Raisbeck 1882 #2841
3. Ellen Frances Raisbeck 1885-09-04 born at Callington, SA
4. Annie Edith Baptiste Raisbeck 1888-02-19 born at Callington, SA,


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