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From Chris Rayson on Sat, 11 Aug 2001, email to him bounced 10 Dec 2004 now with christopher dot rayson at ntlworld dot com
Derby UK, Researching Rayson's worldwide
Hello Elizabeth
I have just found your most interesting site and was surprised to find the name of RAYSON included in the Pioneers listing.
I am interested in Charles Rayson born about 1826, son of James and Margaret Rayson. Would you happen to have any other details on this family? I have a record of a Charles Rayson christened 26 April 1826 in Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset, England, father James, mother Margaret, and am hoping that they are one in the same.
Any information would be of use, thanks in anticipation

From on Mon, 15 Sep 2003
Your site says you are interested in what ship the early pioneers arrived in.
The following may be of use to you for your site.
The shipping records for South Australia show that the Raysons first landed in Australia at Adelaide on October 25th 1853, having travelled on the Neptune, which had sailed from Plymouth. The shipping records give minimal information only and record Charles Rayson as being 26 years old and Charlotte Rayson (nee Abbott) as being 21 years old. William Rayson, presumably their son, who is listed as a male under one year old, accompanied them.
The Raysons stayed in South Australia for a little over two years before heading for Victoria aboard the Mary Smith on December 7th 1855. They arrived at Hobsons Bay Victoria on December 13th. The shipping record lists them simply as Mr and Mrs Rayson and family. During their time in South Australia their family had increased in size. The South Australian records record a girl, Emma, being born in Adelaide on July 21st 1854 to Charles Rayson and Charlotte Abbott.
Charles Rayson and Charlotte Abbott were married in Milborne Port Somerset on 24th November 1851.
Hope this is of some use to you. Keep up your excellent work.
Phil Tyler Donnybrook WA.
Your site lists their other children, but not the first William. I do not know what happened to him.

Charles Rayson 1826 - 1906 died at Dunolly, son of James and Margaret Rayson
Charlotte Rayson 1832 - 1926, aged 94, when her parents were remembered as Samuel and Charlotte Abbott, died at Dunolly. They came on the Neptune to Adelaide on October 25th 1853

Charles Rayson 1826 - 1906 and Charlotte Abbott 1832 - 1926 appear to have wed then travelled to Victoria about 1855, see the above letter from Phil
10 children   1. William Rayson 1852 died in South Australia??
2. Emma Rayson July 21st 1854 - 1895 #12973 aged 41, wed 1876 #4002 to Thomas Bull
3. Ann Rayson 1856 #10211
4. Mary Jane Rayson 1858 #13980 - 1947 #20591 aged 89
5. James Rayson 1860 #21626 - 1933 #15605 aged 73
6. Samuel Rayson 1862 #20430 - 1941 #21276 aged 79
7. Charles Rayson 1865 #14965 - 1945 #16989 aged 79
8. Frederick Rayson 1868 #2251 - 1956 #16813 aged 88
9. William Rayson 1870 #22736
10. George Rayson 1873 #8890 - 1960 #22772 aged 87
1. Emma Rayson 1852 - 1895 #12973 aged 41, wed 1876 #4002 to Thomas Bull from Birmingham, and lived at Dunolly
Matha Bull aged 33 came Sep 1854 as Unassisted Inward Passenges on the John And Lucy with Emma 9, Geo 5, and Thos aged 3
Thomas Bull died 1888 #1305 aged 36 at Goldsborough, son of Mary Ann Ballimore and Thomas Bull
6 children 1. Thomas Bull 1878 #2089
2. Charles William Bull 1879 #2113
3. James Bull 1881 #8817
4. Herbert Bull 1883 #8680
5. Alfred Henry Bull 1885 #24990
6. Frederick Bull 1888 #10799
1. Ann Rayson 1856 #10211 wed 1876 #1244 to John Pike from Somerset and lived at Dunolly
10 children 1. Matilda Sarah Pike 1877 #8359
2. Charlotte Pike 1879 #15534
3. William Pike 1881 #15806
4. Emily Pike 1884 #8913
5. Jane Ann Pike 1886 #17770
6. John Pike 1888 #10798
7. Geo Pike 1890 #12210
8. Hy Jas Pike 1892 #31988
9. Ethel May Elizth Pike 1894 #28687
10. Thos Pike 1897 #18690
3. James Rayson 1860 - 1933 #15605 aged 73, wed 1885 #4239 to Elizabeth Endey who appears to be the daughter of Mary Lecher and Edward
4 children 1. Charles Rayson 1887 #30440 - 1940 #9583 aged 54
2. Percy Rayson 1889 #30589 - 1970 #26514 aged 81
3. Eva Rayson 1891 #22228
4. James Rayson 1893 #12218 lived 3 months
4. Samuel Rayson, born 1862 at Dunolly, wed 1885 to Elizabeth Every, 1863 - 1922 #1222 aged 59, died at Dunolly
4 children 1. Samuel John Rayson 1886 #11681 - 1904 aged 18 yrs
2. Frederick George Rayson 25 Apr 1888, wed 1911 to Georgina Rebecca Hancock 28 Mar 1890 - 11 Jul 1965
3. Elizth Hasler Rayson 1890 #34636
4. Roy Wm Rayson 1898 #11047
5. Charles Rayson 1865 #14965 - 1945 #16989 aged 79 wed 1887 #4802 to Sarah Rachel Jones 1863 - 1936 #3217 aged 73, and lived at Malmsbury
5 children 1. Olive May Rayson 1895 #30880
2. Ernt Chas Rayson 1898 #20280
3. Wm Jones Rayson 1890 #8653
4. Chas Fred Rayson 1892 #15143 lived 2 years
5. Geo Abbott Rayson 1894 #22364
6. Frederick Rayson 1868 #2251 - 1956 #16813 aged 88 wed 1896 #2433 to Mary Sarah Cousins 1872 - 1942 #27602 aged 70, and lived at Donald
1 child 1. Hilda Rayson 1897 #10459
8. George Rayson 1873 #8890 - 1960 #22772 aged 87, wed 1898 #2393 to Minnie Dawson 1876 - 1971 #23842 aged 95, and lived at Dunolly
2 children 1. Raymond Rayson 1899 #9968
2. Arth Wm Rayson 1901 #26448
Adeline Jean Fithall, 5 Sep 1914 - 9 Jul 1997, was born 5 months after her father died, and was 4 months old when her mother died in Mildura, dau Susan East and William George Fithall, and wed 1932 to Frederick John Rayson 29 Jul 1912 - 16 May 1997

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