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James Galbraith Reid wed Sarah Ann Grayling
James Watt Reid wed Charlotte Scott
Thomas Reid wed Hannah Arculus


Susan Reid aged 19 came Jul 1853 on the Ganges Khan
Did this Susan Reid then wed 1853 #1450 to John Stevenson
or is she Susan Reid wed 1853 #3177 to James Millar at Presbyterian church, Melbourne & Geelong

James Galbraith Reid 1796 - 1864 #1831 aged 66 son of Agnes and James Reid of Ayreshire, wed 1837 in Launceston, Tasmania to Sarah Ann Grayling Christening: 12 Feb 1815 - 1879 #7381 aged 67, born at Deal, Kent, England and they came to Melbourne about 1851
11 Children 1. Agnes Galbraith Reid 1838
2. James Hugh Reid 1840
3. Sarah Ann Reid 1841 died
4. Susannah Woodcock Reid 9 Sep 1843 - 1887 #14413 aged 44, born in Westbury, Tasmania,
5. Twin Margaretta Reid 29 Nov 1845 - 15 March 1920 aged 75
6. Twin Ann Reid 29 Nov 1845 - 30 Jun 1905 aged 60
7. William Reid 1848
8. Jane Reid 29 Jan 1851 born Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
10. Sarah Rebecca Reid 1853 #239
11. Amelia Holtom Reid 1856 #10548
1. Agnes Galbraith Reid 9 Sep 1838 - 1900 aged 61, born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia died in Auckland, New Zealand, wed 1857 #4434 to James Spensley. He wed first 1854 #2756 to Mary Ann Hutchens 1832 - 1855 #5433 aged 23 dau of William Hutchins of Cornwall who died with her baby. Family went to New Zealand, with James going first and Agnes following on 11 March 1865 with 4 children
1 Child 1. Polly Spensley 1855 #9376 - 1855 #5432 lived 1 day
9 Children 2. Agnes Spensley 2 Apr 1859 #5316 - 28 Mar 1942 aged 81, wed Alban Douglas Wells in Wellington, New Zealand
3. Isabella Spensley 14 Jul 1861 #11221, wed Henri Hampton Raymond, died in Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
4. James Reid Spensley 28 Feb 1863 - a child on steamer to Dunedin, New Zealand
5. William Spensley born 1864 - a child on steamer to New Zealand
6. Annie Spensley 19 May 1866 wed John Button
7. Alice Sarah Spensley 9 Sep 1868 - 12 Jan 1935
8. Ruth Spensley 14 Aug 1872 wed William Eve Laugesen
9. Robert Fitzroy Spensley 10 Oct 1873 - 7 Feb 1938 aged 65, wed Lily Jane Alsop
10. Hector Spensley 1876

From on Saturday, 22 June 2013
Hi. Thanks for your site! My partner is a Spensley and we were looking to see if we could find the name of the ship that James came over on
From Albion Source: The Otago Witness, 11 Mar 1865, Albion, 800 ton steam ship, Melbourne to Dunedin (7 Mar 1865) under Captain E Kidney, 53 steerage and 50 Cabin including Mrs Spensley, Miss Agnes, Miss Bella, Master William and Master James Spensley
Agnes G Spensley died Mon 5 Nov 1900 aged 52 years, born Tasmania and James Spensley died Sun 11 Dec 1904 aged 73, Musician born in England
In 1872 a photograph of Christchurch, corner of Cashel and High Sts, shows the music wharehouse of Spensley & Co, in Cashel St.
Answer - I have now found -
- source FamilyTreeMaker by Donald Mari dated 5 Sep 2000
James Spensley born 13 July 1831, in Kendal, Cumbria, UK, died 11 Dec 1904 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
James Spensley was second child of Solomon Spensley, born 16 Jan 1807 in Feetham, wed 2 June 1830 to Isabella Dixon in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland
Solomon Spensley was sixth child of James Spensley born 1769 in Feetham, and died 11 Nov 1835 in Low Row, Swaledale, wed Mary Harker 7 July 1794 in Grinton, Swaledale, daughter of William Harker and Ann Calvert.


2. James Hugh Reid 1840 wed 1861 #1860 to Sarah Wallace Davidson 1844 - 1874 #9994 aged 30 dau of Sarah Temple and John Davidson, he then wed 1875 #4415 to Louisa Rebecca Bull 1857 #12934 - 1938 #9283 aged 86, died at Brunswick, dau of Eliza Baker and James Henry Bull
5 Children
of Sarah
1. Hugh John Reid 1863 #4049 - 1864 #1834 lived 14 days
2. William Reid 1867 #10263
3. Andrew Reid 1869 #10720
4. Annie Reid 1872 #4575 - 1872 #10135 lived 1 year
5. John Robert Reid 1873 #18980
9 Children
of Louisa
6. James Hugh Oliver Reid 1877 #7833
7. Albert Hector Reid 1879 #898
8. George Henry Reid 1881 #1609
9. Charles Nelson Reid 1883 #1506
10. Stanley Thomas Reid 1884 #23447
11. Elsie May Reid 1886 #10422
12. Cassandra Grayling Reid 1887 #28418
13. Wm Galbraith Reid 1889 #3533 - 1891 #1715 lived 2 years
14. Edgar Clune Reid 1891 #30562
4. Susannah Woodcock Reid 9 Sep 1843 - 1887 #14413 aged 44, born in Westbury, Tasmania, Australia, wed 1862 #3162 to David Miller and lived at Pentridge, Hotham
David Miller 1823 - 1897 #13444 aged 74 died at Maffra, son of Janet Murdock and David Miller
A possible match - David Miller, convict arrived Hobart on 18 Nov 1841 on the Lord Goderich which left Portsmouth on the 14 Jul 1841
3247 David Miller, Deptford, aged 15, labourer, single, Protestant, not read or write, tried in C C Court, with account of proceedings at Old Bailey and Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899) Saturday 28 August 1847, his Ticket of Leave, and free by servatude, 4 Jan 1848
9 Children 1. Alexander James Miller 1863 #16477
2. Agnes Eliza Miller 1865 #17724
3. Jane Miller 1867 #16783
4. David Ernest Miller 1869 #4036 - 1931 #15150 aged 62
5. Susannah Grace Miller 1870 #24631
6. James Galbraith Miller 1872 #17558 - 1940 #16037 aged 67
7. Henry Miller 1874 #24320 - 1880 #3860 lived 5 years
8. Daisy Miller 1876 #16996 - 1945 #12297 aged 69 wed Harris
9. George Grayling Miller 1879 #8278
1. Alexander James Miller 1863 #16477 wed 1886 #4753 to Cath Davies and lived at Footscray
3 Children 1. Albt Victor Miller 1889 #3637
2. Lilian Amelia Flor Miller 1892 #32732
3. Violet Gwyndleene Miller 1896 #11578
2. Agnes Eliza Miller 1865 #17724 wed 1884 #1422 to John August Otto Gerock 1862 #3982 - 1924 #4905 aged 61, son of Pauline (Lena) Jacobs (wed as Pauline Fiedler) 1855 #1828 to August Gerock 1829 - 1879 #11157 aged 50 from Germany, and lived at Richmond
Odd, error with mother's name - Edith Agnes Gerock 1893 - 1967 #25317 aged 74 did not marry, dau of Pauline Jacobs and Augustus Gerock
5 Children 1. John August Gerock 1884 #19937 - 1976 #27489 aged 92
2. Ernest David Gerock 1885 #28239 - 1889 #6450 lived 3 years
3. Pauline Agnes Gerock 1887 #23173 - 1932 #3809 aged 45,
4. Agnes Edith Gerock 1890 #6835 - 1967 #25317 aged 74
5. Ernest David Gerock 1894 #6527 - 1961 #13657 aged 67
3. Pauline Agnes Gerock 1887 #23173 - 1932 #3809 aged 45, wed Ralph Bale Mcdonough 1886 #21360 - 1963 #25410 aged 77, son of Ada Fanny Bale 1859 #6583 wed 1882 #2749 to William Mcdonough from London
1st Child 1. Leonard Ralph Mcdonough 1913 - 1969 #25673 aged 56
5. Grace Susannah Miller 1870 #24631 wed 1893 #95 to David Mitchell and lived at Footscray
2 Children 1. Vera Grace Mitchell 1895 #12337 - 1964 #25706 aged 69, wed Greenwood
2. Regd David Mitchell 1901 #11235
8. Daisy Miller 1876 #16996 - 1945 #12297 aged 69 wed 1897 #7426 to Arth Edwin Harris and lived at FMelbourne West
may be Arthur Edwin Harris 1873 #18288 son of Eliz Lazarus and Thomas Lacell Harris born in Melb
or Arthur Edwin Harris 1873 #22825 son of Ellen Lott and Alfred Abraham Harris born at Clunes
1st Children 1. Chas Edwin Harris 1901 #20979
2. Geo Miller Harris 1903 - 1946 #9330 aged 43
6. Margaretta Reid 29 Nov 1845 - 15 March 1920 born in in Longford Tasmania and died in Kakanui NZ, wed 31 Jan 1867 to Malcolm Mcgregor 9 Sep 1837 - 16 June 1906 aged 68, born in Cromdale, Advie & Inverallan SCT, and died in Kakanui NZ
9 Children 1. Margaret Jane Mcgregor 16 Aug 1868 - 11 Nov 1943 in Oamaru NZ. 2. Sarah Ann Mcgregor 4 Dec 1869 - 9 Jan 1930 wed 27 April 1897 to Laurence Taylor Cooper 10 Jan 1872 - 23 Dec 1923
3. Swetton (Jack) Mcgregor 28 July 1871 - 19 February 1945 wed 26 October 1895 to Alice Charlotte Jackson 1 June 1870 - 15 September 1929
4. Annie Mcgregor 14 Feb 1873 - 16 April 1953 wed 1898 to Biggary Sutherland Grant - 23 September 1947 - 1865
5. Malcolm Mcgregor 28 Nov 1874 - 11 Dec 1937 wed 24 Oct 1904 to Mary Christina Burgess Nov 1883 - 27 Oct 1952
6. Isabella Jessie Mcgregor 30 Nov 1876 - 7 July 1956 wed 28 Oct 1914 to George Macdonald, b. 29 April 1877 - 26 July 1940
7. Neil Mcgregor 14 July 1878 - 9 Nov 1961 wed 1908 to Barbara McDonald Watson 1881 - 4 May 1963
8. James Reid Mcgregor 28 Nov 1880 - 16 August 1956 wed 25 Nov 1914 to Elizabeth Rosetta Violet Taplin 25 Sep 1892 - 31 Oct 1977
9. Elsie Margaretta Mcgregor 10 June 1883 - 1 June 1956 wed 28 Dec 1905 to Albert Heinrick Laugesen 28 April 1875 - 4 July 1960

From on Saturday, 8 December 2012
Hi Elizabeth
Here's Margaretta Reid & Malcolm McGregor's children & grandchildren for you. I can go down a few more generations if you wish but most of them are still alive. You may like to add them to your website. I also have information on Agnes Reid & James Spensley's family which I can let you have.
Regards, Barbara Wells
Thankyou. I will file your pages with Reid, as that is the web page family it belongs to


7. Ann Reid 29 Nov 1845 - 30 Jun 1905 aged 60 wed 1864 #824 to Robert James Miller, son of Janet Murdock and David Miller, and lived at Pentridge, Carlton
13 Children 1. Emily Isabell Miller 1865 #10748 - 1945 #572 aged 79,
2. Margaret Miller 1867 #17245 - 1936 #15180 aged 68,
3. Robert James Miller 1869 #10712 died
4. Malcolm Mcdonald Miller 1870 #25304 - 1950 #5974 aged 79
5. Robert James Miller 1872 #24868 - 1960 #8569 aged 87
6. Ann Gertrude Miller 1875 #3881 - 1946 #2368 aged 71,
7. Edith Miller 1876 #21663 - 1940 #6497 aged 63,
8. Ernest Miller 1879 #7627 - 1953 #12666 aged 74
9. Twin Mabel/Maud Miller 1881 #7828 - 1886 #4645 lived 4 years
10. Twin Leslie Miller 1881 #7829 - 1932 #6494 aged 51
11. Twin Clarence Carlton Miller 1883 #14897
12. Twin Elsie Miller 1883 #14898 - 1884 #8122 lived 1 year
13. Jessie Miller 1886 #8780 - 1887 #9375 lived 14 months
1. Emily Isabell Miller 1865 #10748 - 1945 #572 aged 79, wed 1887 #1176 to William Henry Ernest Davis 1863 #6176 - 1940 #1391 aged 76, son of Mary Clary and Samuel Davis born in Ballarat, and lived at Cheltenham
4 Children 1. Winifred Vera Davis 1890 #1960 - 1963 #741 aged 72, wed Lawson
2. Reginald William Davis 1891 #21295 - 1955 #11693 aged 64
3. Herbert Theodore Davis 1893 #30263 - 1969 #24737 aged 76
4. Alfreda Emily Davis 1899 #22068
2. Margaret Miller 1867 #17245 - 1936 #15180 aged 68, wed 1888 #3652 to George Dixon born in Ballarat, and lived at Malvern, Northcote,
may be George Dixon 1864 #287 son of Jane Johnson and Joseph Dixon
or George Dixon 1865 #611 son of Jane Davidson and Matthew Dixon
5 Children 1. George Robert Jos Dixon 1889 #5130 - 1936 #15977 aged 47
2. Jessie May Dixon 1890 #14795
3. Dorothy Gladys Dixon 1892 #8374 - 1974 #13969 aged 82
4. Albert Ernest Dixon 1893 #15558
5. Olive Dixon 1894 #23219 - 1973 #15717 aged 79, wed Meade
6. Leonard Dixon 1896 #7649 born at Waubra
7. Malcolm Macdonald Dixon 1897 #21571 born at Nhill
8. Leslie Malcolm Dixon 1898 #21070 - 1972 #10275 aged 73
9. Annie Edith Dixon 1900 #21135
10. Clarence Miller Dixon 1900 #21136 - 1979 #14128 aged 78
11. Percy Dixon 1905 - 1976 #12382 aged 71
12. William Stanley Dixon 1907 - 1966 #16216 aged 59
6. Ann Gertrude Miller 1875 #3881 - 1946 #2368 aged 71, wed 1896 #7039 to Arthur Savoi/Pavoy Garibaldi Pie 1873 #18060 - 1952 #9690 aged 79, son of Mary Cornfoot 1857 #922 to William Pie who were in Tasmania 1857 - 1863 when sons were born, lived in Coburg
5 Children 1. Thelina Gerte Pie 1898 #2297
7. Edith Miller 1876 #21663 - 1940 #6497 aged 63, wed 1900 #3788 to Geo Munro Ford 1873 #17985 son of Ellen Simpson wed 1868 #4284 to James Ford
1 Child 1. Keith Munro Ford 1903 - 1964 #2266 aged 61
10. Sarah Rebecca Reid 1853 #239 wed 1875 #3300 to Edward Legget Woodcock 1844 - 1934 #17751 aged 88, son of Susannah Bowles Grayling and Robert Woodcock from London, and lived at Benalla
Sister Sarah Martha Woodcock 1840 - 1921 #7144 aged 79, died at Northcote, dau of Susannah Bowles Grayling and Robert Woodcock
May have come as Edward Woodcock aged 11 in Jun 1858 on the Matoaka with Anne S Woodcock aged 26, Susan S Woodcock aged 23, Martha Woodcock aged 15 and John Woodcock aged 13
5 Children 1. John Woodcock 1881 #7217
2. Violet Victoria Woodcock 1883 #597
3. Robert Galbraith Woodcock 1884 #14677 - 1884 #7940 lived 4 days
4. Robert Galbraith Woodcock 1886 #8043
5. Lily Rose Woodcock 1888 #698

Charlotte Scott and James Watt Reid

James Watt Reid wed 1876 #4536 to Charlotte Mcdonald Scott and lived at Richmond
4 Children 1. Elizabeth Jane Reid 1877 #24525
2. Charlotte Eveline Reid 1880 #24588
3. Flora Mcdonald May Reid 1884 #19767
4. Harriett Stella Reid 1887 #14456

Hannah Arculus and Thomas Reid

Thomas Reid 2 April 1805, believed to be son of Agnes Steven and John Reid of East Kilbride, Lanack, Scotland wed at St Mary-the-Virgin Anglican church Lapworth in Warwickshire on 18 June 1829 to Hannah Arculus 22 June 1806 daughter of Mary Mitchell and Thomas Archulus.
See Fairfoeld passenger list.
They came out on the new "Wakefield" plan of free settlement to South Australia on the Fairfield barque 1833- had 5 births and 35 deaths passengers incl REID Thomas, Hannah nee ARCULUS, Hannah, John, Thos, Jas arrived 1840-12-14 on Fairfield from London 15 Aug 1840, Plymouth 30 Aug 1840 and reached Port Adelaide 13 Dec 1840
7 Children 1. Hannah Reid 1832 - 1899
2. John Reid 1835 - 1896
3. Thomas Reid 1837 - 1914
4. James Reid 1839 - 1909
5. William Arculus Reid 1842 - 1900
6. Agnes Archulus Reid 1846 - 1925
7. Eliza Arculus Reid 1849 - 1879
1. Hannah Reid 18 Dec 1832 - 19 Nov 1899 wed c1850 to Charles Smith 4 March 1827 - 24 Nov 1894, 10 Children
2. John Reid 9 Apr 1835 - 6 Aug 1896 wed 1 Sep 1869 to Ann Diprose 25 Aug 1845 - 24 Mar 1873 2 chn, wed 15 Jan 1874 to Blandene Hillman 1853 - 1931
2 Children 1. John Diprose Reid 6 Dec 1870 - 7 Sep 1944 wed 6 Nov 1906 to Jane Barbary 1878 - 24 Dec 1954
2. Linda Nellie Mildred Reid 27 May 1872 - 11 Oct 1901 wed 12 Apr 1893 to Nathaniel Thoday 6 Jan 1862 - 15 Jan 1938
4 Children of Blandene 3. Blandena Agnes Reid 2 Mar 1875 - 28 Mar 1876 lived 1 year
4. Albert Thomas Reid 30 Sep 1876 - 27 Jan 1927 wed 4 Jul 1906 to Florence Worrall 19 Sep 1886 - 24 Dec 1942
5. Annie May Reid 30 May 1878 - 5 Sep 1945 wed 6 Feb 1901 to John Heinrich Bussenschutt 13 May 1875 - 22 Jan 1952
6. Allan Victor Reid 4 Mar 1880 - 27 Dec 1881 lived 21 months
3. Thomas Reid 11 Mar 1837 - 1 Jul 1914 wed 29 Jul 1867 to Mathilda Bembridge 29 Jul 1849 - 15 Feb 1923
10 Children 1. Thomas Stephen Reid 10 Apr 1868 - c1910 in NZ, wed 1893 to Clara Louise Street 2 Apr 1874 - 29 Aug 1900
2. Eliza Fox Reid 15 Oct 1869 - 1 Oct 1951 wed 24 Feb 1892 to Samuel Hayes c1861 - 29 May 1946
3. Hannah Arculus Reid 6 Mar 1872 - 30 Mar 1946 wed Johnson Thoday 14 Dec 1866 - 15 Mar 1955
4. Rueben Bembridge Reid 21 Mar 1874 - 15 Apr 1876 lived 2 years
5. John George Reid 17 Apr 1876 - 27 Sep 1876
6. George Joseph Reid 15 Dec 1877 - 23 Dec 1878
7. William Charles Reid 5 June 1879 - 11 Apr 1917 KIA at Bullecourt France, buried Villers Bretonneux
8. Alice Blandena Mathilda Reid 21 Feb 1882 - 6 June 1970 wed 29 Oct 1913 to Herbert Edward Saunders Garner 7 Jan 1994 - 19 Aug 1967
9. Ethel Eleanor Reid 14 June 1884 - 31 May 1950 wed 21 Apr 1915 to Paul Heinrich Ludewig 16 Jul 1886 - 1 June 1976
10 Clarice Agnes Bembridge 16 Feb 1887 - 26 Apr 1975 wed 6 Mar 1917 to Robert Francis Angel 6 May 1883 - 4 Oct 1964
4. James Reid 17 Sep 1839 - 10 Feb 1909 wed 12 Mar 1879 to Elizabeth Dawson 8 Mar 1857 - 15 June 1944
6 Children 1. Caroline Reid 10 July 1881 - 1962 wed James Frederick Tucker 6 Oct 1883 - 6 Oct 1936
2. Twin Hannah Reid 2 Mar 1884 - 9 July 1884 lived 4 months
3. Twin James George Reid 2 Mar 1884 - 1940
4. Ernest Reid 20 July 1889 - 4 Feb 1914 drowned
5. Stanley Walter Reid 6 July 1892 wed 16 Apr 1921 to Leila May Hawke 23 Sep 1896 - 23 Nov 1992
6. Florence May Reid 3 July 1896 - 10 Sep 1981 wed 19 Nov 1921 to David Leslie Mutton 2 May 1884 - 25 May 1956
5. William Arculus Reid 25 July 1842 - 3 June 1900 wed 7 Dec 1868 to Elizabeth Coombs nee Morrow c1847 - 18 July 1907
6 Children 1. William Arculus Reid 7 July 1870 - 23 Mar 1957
2. Agnes Jane Reid 13 Jan 1873 - 3 May 1957 wed 1893 to Walter Slater 17 Feb 1867 - 12 Mar 1942
3. John David Reid 7 Jan 1875 - 27 May 1948 wed 19 Nov 1918 to Ethel Jane Willcox
4. James Robert Watson Reid 26 Nov 1879
5. Fred Charles Alexander Reid 4 Jan 1883 - 23 May 1945 wed 17 July 1911 to Gertrude Lamerton 7 Apr 1884 - 23 Sep 1967
6. Alice Annie Reid 24 Mar 1885 wed 1910 to John Helier
6. Agnes Archulus Reid 25 June 1846 - 1925 wed 5 Feb 1872 to William John Brymer 22 Sep 1844 - Aug 1922
7 Children 1. Hannah Charlotte Brymer 9 Nov 1868 - 4 Aug 1959 wed 28 May 1890 to Frederick William Bird
2. Thomas Reid Brymer 5 Jan 1873 - 30 Apr 1948 wed 1910 to Isabelle Jane O'Bree 1889 - 26 Oct 1986
3. William Frazer Brymer 13 Apr 1875 - 1914 aged 39
4. Agnes Jane Brymer 12 June 1877 - 28 Sep 1956 wed 13 Aug 1896 to George Frederick Overall 11 Apr 1872 - 26 May 1955
5. Ernest Mudie Brymer 24 June 1879 - 1 Dec 1952 wed 1914 to Clara Evangeline Nelson ? - 1967
6. Ethel May Brymer 31 Aug 1882 wed Alfred Jones 1873 - 17 Aug 1915
7. Esther Barbara Brymer 14 Feb 1885 - 25 Jan 1969 wed c1918 to Alfred Bromley c1889 - c1972
7. Eliza Arculus Reid 11 Jan 1849 - 22 Sep 1879 wed 1 June 1869 to James Hay Train 12 Jan 1846 - 26 Dec 1906 son of Agnes McFarlane and James Train came to SA on 4 Aug 1852
3 Children 1. James Thomas Train 30 Mar 1870 - 1 Oct 1954 wed 25 Nov 1901 to Alice Mary Lamming
2. John Charles Train 20 Feb 1872 - 4 Jul 1941 wed 25 Dec 1900 to Mary Facon Spry 1868 - 7 Mar 1911 and wed Maud Lillian Hall
3. Eliza Arculus Train 22 Sep 1879 - 1967 wed 4 Dec 1909 to Thomas Herbert Davis 7 Jan 1878 - 1960

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