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Francis Ralph

Cornwall Census 1851 Camborne Folio 105 Page 44, 157,Centenary St,
John Ralph, Head,M,68, Disabled Labourer,Helston Cornwall
Elizabeth Ralph, Wife, M, 63, St. Keverne Cornwall
Francis Ralph, Son, M,28, Journeyman Mason, Helston Cornwall
Caroline Ralph, Daulaw,M, 25, Camborne Cornwall
Ellen Ralph, Dau,U, 15, Helston Cornwall
John Ralph, Grnson,U,3, Over Darwen Lancashire
Caroline Ralph, Grndau,U, 11m, Camborne Cornwall

Francis Ralph wed Mar quarter 1845 to Caroline Rogers in district of Redruth, Cornwall which includes village of Cambourne Francis Ralph 31 so born c1823, came Nov 1854 on the Bloomer with Caroline Rogers 28 and lived at Ballarat

8 Children 1. John Ralph 6
2. Caroline Ralph 4
3. Elizabeth Mary Ralph 1855 #3011
4. William Henry Ralph 1857 #8501 wed 1900 #223 to Louisa Jane Holmes
5. Eliza Jane Ralph 1860 #2399
6. Christina Ann Ralph 1862 #6340 - 1870 #3410 lived 8 years
7. Francis James Ralph 1864 #12931
8. Christina Ann Ralph 1871 #21134
2. Caroline Ralph 1850 - 1896 born in Cornwall, wed 1870 to Francis Gilbart Edwards 21 Jan 1848 - 1913
Henry and Mary Ralph
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Henry and Ellen Ralph

Henry Ralph wed 1864 #1548 to Ellen Naomi Lane and lived at Sandhurst
5 children 1. Charlotte Ellen Ralph 1865 #11468
2. Henry Thomas Ralph 1866 #17577 lived 9 months
3. Henry Lane Ralph 1867 #24385
4. Lily Violet Ralph 1873 #12481 lived 7 months
5. Louisa May Ralph 1876 #18824 lived 6 months
Henry Lane Ralph 1867 #24385 wed 1897 #184 to thirteenth child, Mabel Irvine 23 Feb 1879, lived at Bendigo
2 children 1. Henry Ralph 1898 #917
2. Arthur Irvine Ralph 1901 #969

Henry and Mary Ralph

Information on this page is from answered Sat, 11 Dec 2004, and 11 Jan 2009
Henry Ralph was baptised 15 Jun 1817 at St Erth, Cornwall, England, son of Mary and John Ralph, a Miner / Dairyman. Henry Ralph was buried 24 Aug 1865 aged 48 at Maldon, Victoria Australia.

Mary Lean daughter of Pertheneya Lean née Trevaun (unsure of spelling) and William Lean, was baptised at St Erth, Cornwall, England on 11 Jun 1826 and was buried on 19 Sep 1900 aged 74

Mary Lean's mother died c1837 when she was 10 and Mary was the eldest girl living in the household when the census was taken on 6-7 June 1841.
The household consisted at Gurlyn Mill,1, William Lean, 55,,Mine Agent,In county, and Martin Teague 55, miller. The children listed are Mary Lean 15, John Lean 14, Bodicia Lean 11, Lewis lean 10, and Elizabeth Lean 7.
On 30-31 March 1851 the siblings were living at Bullers Row, Civil Parish of Redruth, and all were born at St Erth
John Lean, Head, U,28, Lewis Lean, Brothr, U,19, Tin & Copper Miner, Bodicea Lean, Sister, U, 22, Housekeeper, and Elizth Lean, Sister, U, 17, Dress Maker,
She married Henry Ralph when she was twenty. The marriage banns for Henry and Mary were posted in the St Erth Cornwall Methodist Church on 26 July 1846. At the time Henry was a 29 year old bachelor and miner living in Cowan, about 2 miles from St Erth. The witnesses at their marriage were William Maycock and John Lean.

Two years later Henry and Mary traveled with their daughter Pertheneya to Australia aboard the William Money which departed from Bristol on 19 September 1848 and arrived in South Australia, via Plymouth on 3 January 1849 under Capt. T Buckley. The family disembarked at Adelaide. The ship was 835 tons, built in Calcutta in 1820, owned by Green & Co. Mary gave birth to Mary Elizabeth on the voyage but the baby died on 6 February 1849 aged 5 weeks old. This means she must have given birth just before the ship docked!

Sometime between 1851 and 1854 the family moved to Maldon, Victoria.
The 1856 Victorian Electoral Roll has Henry listed as a miner of Chapel Street, Maldon. There are only five male Ralph's of voting age listed on the roll. Women were not allowed to vote. According to the indexes held at the Maldon Museum and Archives, on 15 September 1857 the family were living in a brick house at 13a Spring Street, on the corner of Chapel Street, Maldon. Between the birth of William in 1862 and the birth of Christian in 1865 Henry's occupation was given as a Dairyman. Henry and two mates donated 12 oz. or £50 worth of gold to the Wesley Church in Maldon (undated).

Mary and Henry had ten children. Between 1861 and 1865 Mary lost her three youngest children and her husband Henry. Mary was 39 and her youngest child, Christian, was only 11 weeks old when Henry died aged 48.

10 Children 1. Pertheneya Lean Ralph 1847 - 1936 aged 89
2. Mary Elizabeth Ralph 1849 - 1849 lived 5 weeks
3. Mary Elizabeth Ralph 1850 - 1865 lived 15 years
4. Mary Ralph 1851 - 1928 aged 77
5. Elizabeth Ralph 1854 - 1894 aged 40
6. Henry Lean (? John) Ralph 1856 #13452 - 1916
7. Richard Ralph 1859 #14822 - 1937
8. Amelia Ralph 1861 #9098 lived 6 weeks
9. William Ralph 1862 #3002 lived 15 months
10. Christian Ralph 1865 #23093 lived 5 months
1. Pertheneya Lean Ralph 1847 - 1936 aged 89 wed 1867 #2581 to John Francis Buzza The family lived at Maldon, 6 children
6. Henry Lean (? John) Ralph 1856 #13452 - 28 Aug 1916 aged 60, wed at St Kilians Church, 161 McRae Street, Bendigo, Victoria on 05 Jul 1880 #3096 to Annie Elizabeth Berkery 10 Jun 1859 #21425 - 13 Jun 1936 aged 77, daughter of Mary Holton and John Berkery born at Jackass Flat, and died at Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
10 Children 1. Henry Lean Ralph (1881-1927)
2. William (known as Will) John Ralph (1883-1963)
3. Mary Jane Maud Ralph (1885-dec.)
4. Beatrice (known as Beatie or Bea) Ann Victoria Ralph (1887-1953)
5. Pertheneya (known as Euphemia) May Ralph (1889-1948)
6. Alberta Emeline Ralph (1891-1893)
7. Alberta (known as Bertie) Emmaline Ralph (1893-1966)
8. Gertrude (known as Ettie) Ethel Ralph (1896-1973)
9. Violet Florence Ralph (1898-1900)
10. Percival (known as Percy) Arnold Ralph (1904-1984)


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