John William Poxon

M, b. 26 November 1894

John Poxon (1894- ). Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson.

  • John William Poxon was born on 26 November 1894 in Clayhanger, Walsall. His aunt Emma Bircher was present at his birth.
  • He was the son of John Poxon and Agnes Elizabeth Kingston.
  • John William Poxon enlisted in the Military. He was a private in the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) and was wounded.
  • At the age of 25 years and 29 days, John William Poxon married Ellen Hyde on 25 December 1919 in Walsall. Ellen was a widow, previously married to Edward Halligan. Her father James was an ironmonger.
  • He was a coal miner.
  • John William Poxon lived in Aldridge.
  • In 1962 John visited Australia, then again in 1967/8.

Alice Poynings

F, b. circa 1410, d. 1439

Child of Alice Poynings and Sir Thomas Kingston

Freidrika Prang

F, b. circa 1810
  • Freidrika Prang was born circa 1810.
  • Freidrika Prang married Gottleib Keding circa 1835.

Children of Freidrika Prang and Gottleib Keding

Shackspinna Prass

F, b. circa 1840
  • Shackspinna Prass was born circa 1840.
  • Shackspinna Prass married Peter Wirth circa 1870.

Child of Shackspinna Prass and Peter Wirth

Alice May Pratt

F, b. circa 1895
  • Alice May Pratt was born circa 1895.
  • Her marriage to Joseph William Vowden, son of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins, was registered in the March 1917 Quarter Registration District. (Alice may have gone by the name of Alice May Jones.)
  • On 27 August 1944 their son Gerald Bertram was drowned when his ship was sunk by friendly fire by the RAF. Jsoeph and Alice were living at Shirley, Southampton at the time.

Richard Henry Pratt

M, b. 10 March 1907, d. 1979

Violet Mary Pratt

F, b. 9 March 1915, d. 2002

Jack Prebble

M, b. 21 May 1905, d. 1982
  • Jack Prebble was born on 21 May 1905 in New Zealand. He was the son of Susan and Ernest Prebble.
  • At the age of 25 years, Jack Prebble married Mercia Heni Sigley, daughter of Clement Sigley and Kate Ryland Chambers, in 1931.
  • Jack Prebble died in 1982 in New Zealand.

Thomas Prentice

M, b. circa 1880

Peter Heinrich Wilhem Prenzler

M, b. circa 1880

William Alexander (Alex) Presnell

M, b. 13 July 1909, d. 8 July 1996
  • William Alexander (Alex) Presnell was born on 13 July 1909 in Tasmania. He was the son of George Presnell and Margaret.
  • At the age of 26 years, 10 months and 3 days, William Alexander (Alex) Presnell married Lillian (Ruth) Poke, daughter of Alfred John Poke and Georgina Burgess, on 16 May 1936.
  • William Alexander (Alex) Presnell died on 8 July 1996 in Burnie Regional Hospital at age 86.
  • He was cremated in Ulverstone.

George Henry Prestidge

M, b. 19 December 1899, d. 26 July 1984
  • George Henry Prestidge was born on 19 December 1899.
  • At the age of 24 years, George Henry Prestidge married Marjorie Edith Perry, daughter of George Perry and Mabel Violet Mytton, in 1924.
  • George Henry Prestidge died on 26 July 1984 in New Zealand at age 84.

Ann Elizabeth Preston

F, b. circa 1842
  • Ann Elizabeth Preston was born circa 1842.
  • Her marriage to Silas Lucas was registered in the December 1863 Quarter Registration District.

Child of Ann Elizabeth Preston and Silas Lucas

Dorothy Kate Preston

F, b. 31 May 1908
  • Dorothy Kate Preston was born on 31 May 1908 in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of George and Ellen L K PRESTON.
  • At the age of 22 years and 1 day, Dorothy Kate Preston married Allan Aston Holdaway, son of Albert Arthur Ernest Holdaway and Agnes Lawson Alston, on 2 June 1930 in South Kennsington, New South Wales, Australia.

Mary Preston

F, b. 1844, d. 22 July 1919
  • Mary Preston was born in 1844. She was the daughter of William Preston and Hannah Nendick.
  • Her marriage, at 28 years, to William Lawton was registered in the December 1872 Quarter in Polkington, Yorkshire East Riding Registration District.
  • Mary Preston and William Lawton immigrated to Brisbane on 17 June 1887. William 43, and Mary 33 left London on 20 Apr 1887 on the Merkara with their children Mary 14, Edith 12 , Henry 13, (born Lincolnshire) Charles 4, Tom 9, Gerturde 6 and Fred an infant (born Stafford.)
  • Mary Preston witnessed the burial of Fred Lawton on 27 March 1888 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Mary Preston witnessed the burial of Thomas William Lawton on 5 April 1892 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Mary Preston and William Lawton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. William was a farmer as was their son Harry. Gertrude Lawton also lived at Crow's Nest.
  • On 15 May 1903,her husband, William Lawton died in Queensland.
  • Mary Preston was listed as the next of kin of Arthur Charles Lawton when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 November 1915 in Toowoomba. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary of Crow's Nest. His service number was 5444. He served in Egypt and France. He was discharged on 22 May 1919.
  • Mary Preston died on 22 July 1919 in Queensland. Her obituary read" The death occurred last week of Mrs. Lawton, sen., an old and very highly respected resident of Crow's Nest, at the advanced age of 75 years. The deceased, whose son Charles recently returned from the war, and who has been unconscious for the last three weeks owing to an accident while riding, was seized with a paralytic stroke 10 days ago, and did not recover consciousness! Mrs. Lawton leaves a family of three sons and three daughters."
  • She was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Mary & William's names were amongst them.
    Memorial Plaque to Wiliam and Mary Lawton - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Mary Preston and William Lawton

Charles Preuss

M, b. 1859
  • Charles Preuss was born in 1859 in Germany.
  • He was the son of Gottfried Preuss and Louise Grunwald.
  • Charles Preuss immigrated on 19 February 1874 to Townsville with Louise Grunwald and Gottfried Preuss. Louise 38, and Gottfried 39 travelled on the Lammershagen with their son Charles 15. The ship left Hamburg on 1 Nov 1873. The surname was spelt Preuss.

Gottfried Preuss

M, b. circa 1835, d. April 1874
  • Gottfried Preuss was born circa 1835.
  • Gottfried Preuss married Louise Grunwald, daughter of Gottfried Grunwald and Anna Teschner, in 1858 in Prussia.
  • Gottfried Preuss and Louise Grunwald immigrated to Townsville on 19 February 1874. Louise 38, and Gottfried 39 travelled on the Lammershagen with their son Charles 15. The ship left Hamburg on 1 Nov 1873. The surname was spelt Preuss.
  • Gottfried Preuss died in April 1874 in Queensland. The name was given as Godfrey Price.

Child of Gottfried Preuss and Louise Grunwald

Virginia Prewer-Docking

F, b. 2 August 1856, d. 8 July 1946
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking was born on 2 August 1856 in Suffolk, England. She was know as Virginia Prewer, her father using the name of his step father though he was never adopted by Mr Prewer. The name Doking was used for legal matters.
  • At the age of 18 years and 1 month, Virginia Prewer-Docking married Amos Harriss in October 1874 in All Saints Church, Chevington.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss immigrated on 27 March 1876. Amos, 24 and Virginia 19 travelled on the Western Monarch leaving London on 9 Dec 1875. During the 5 month voyage Virginia suffered badly from sea sickness and she never went on board any kind of boat again.
    Amos found work with a dairy farmer at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane. They later moved to Toowoomba and worked in a confectary factory. However, indoor work did not suit Amos so he took a job on a farm at Gowrie Little Plains. He then worked on the Railway at Mitchell on the banks of the Maronoa River. Later they transfered to Toowoomba to do the same work and when the railway work had finished Amos selected land at Ravensbourne just outside Toowoomba and built a house in the scrub.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking witnessed the burial of Frederick Henry Harriss on 3 March 1882 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss lived in Ravensbourne.
  • In 1899 when a family photo was taken at Rose Hill farm, Ravensbourne.
    Harriss family at Rose Hills Farm, Ravensourne 1899. Right to left Amos, Nathaniel, Fred,Amos on the stump, Virginia nursing May ,Emma, Naomi (below X) and William - Photo thanks to Iris
  • In 1901 Amos' was listed on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory as a farmer of Ravensbourne.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer and Virginia carried out domestic duties. Their son William was a labourer at Ravensbourne Settlement.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer.
  • On 31 July 1916,her husband, Amos Harriss died in Ravensbourne, Queensland, at age 65. He died of a heart attack and left the running of the farm to Amos. Virginia later went to live with William in Toowoomba.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking was listed as the next of kin of Frederick George Harriss when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 August 1916 in Warwick. His service number was 3618 and he gave his mother, Virginia who lived at Ravensbourne, as his next of kin. He was a blacksmith by trade and had served a five year apprenticeship under Jameson at Crow's Nest. He served in France.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes in 1921 in Ravensbourne. William was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. His brothers Amos and Nathaniel were a farmers at Ravensbourne and mother Virginia and sister Elsie carried out home duties.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Ravensbourne. Amos and Nathan were farmers.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes between 1928 and 1935 in Ravensbourne. William was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. His brother Amos was a farmer at Ravensbourne and mother Virginia carried out home duties.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking died on 8 July 1946 in Queensland at age 89.
  • She was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss

Annie Elfedda Jane Price

F, b. circa 1900

Elizabeth Price

F, b. circa 1880

Child of Elizabeth Price and James William Francis

John Elias (Jack) Price

M, b. 1887, d. 1950
  • John Elias (Jack) Price was born in 1887 in Wales. according to his marriage certificate. However his WWI service record shows he was bon in Wrenbury , Cheshire. There is a birth registration for a John Elias Price, March Quarter 1887 in Nantwich District (includes Wrenbury cum Frith), Cheshire. He was the son of Catherine and John Price.
  • He immigrated to England in 1912.
  • He enlisted in the AIF on 16 February 1915 in Liverpool, New South Wales, He stated he was born in Wrenbury, Cheshire and was 27 years 11 months old. His next of kin was his mother Catherine Price who still lived in WALES. John had been apprenticed to W. Griffiths for five years as a joiner.
    He was 5' 4 1/2" tall, weighed 122 lbs with dark complexion, brown eyes and dark hair. He was a Methodist.
    He joined the 19th Battalion and served in the Middle East and then France before being transferred to the 17th Battalion. He was discharged on 27 July 1919.
  • At the age of 32 years, John Elias (Jack) Price married Mary (May) Allard, daughter of Frank Allard and Mary (Minnie) Crawford, on 10 December 1919 in New South Wales. John was a 32 year old orchardist of Kerryvale, born Wrexham, Wales, the bachelor son of John PRICE, a sawyer and Catherine PARRY. Mary was a 27 year old spinster born Teven Creek, daughter of Frank ALLARD and Mary CRAWFORD. The service was performed by Samuel Wedge and witnessed by W Lawrence [ NOTE:- A Walter Lawrence married Annie (Dolly) Allard in 1928].
  • John was a joiner/cabinetmaker and was involved in the construction of Glenrose Homestead at Brooklana and of a number of public buildings in the area including the Brooklana Methodist Church, Brooklana School and the Returned Services Memorial Hall and what is now the Coffs Harbour Jetty Memorial Theatre.
  • John Elias (Jack) Price died in 1950 in New South Wales.

Charles George Prichard

M, b. 26 March 1896, d. 1981

Mary (Ann) Prichard

F, b. 1856, d. September 1953
  • Mary (Ann) Prichard was born in 1856. She was the daughter of Samuel Prichard and Ann.
  • Mary (Ann) Prichard married George Castree, son of Charles Castree and Mary Mitchell, circa 1885.
  • Mary (Ann) Prichard and George Castree immigrated on 13 September 1887. George aged 29 and Mary Ann 25 arrived on the Duke of Devonshire sailing from London on 13 July 1887.George was a labourer.
  • In 1890 George's application for 160 acres of land at Djuan was conditionally approved.
  • Mary (Ann) Prichard and George Castree appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. George was a farmer as was his brother James.
  • Mary (Ann) Prichard and George Castree appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Djuan. George was a farmer.
  • In September 1941,her husband, George Castree died in Queensland.
  • Mary (Ann) Prichard died in September 1953 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 21 September 1953 in Bergen Djuan Cemetery. MULDOM1.

Children of Mary (Ann) Prichard and George Castree

Albert August Wilhelm Priebe

M, b. 1872, d. 1967

Alfred Robert Priebe

M, b. 1891, d. 1972
  • Alfred Robert Priebe was born in 1891 in Bergen, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Herman Friedrich Wilhelm Priebe and Anna Perina.
  • Alfred Robert Priebe enlisted in the AIF on 2 September 1915 in Toowoomba. He was a 24 year old labourer and gave his next of kin as his father Herman Priebe of Bergen. He enlisted at the same time as his brother Arthur. His service number was 9628. He served as a driver in France. He was discharged on 29 Oct 1918.
  • Alfred Robert Priebe died in 1972 in Queensland.

Alice Emma Priebe

F, b. 1903

Amy Priebe

F, b. 1901

Bertha Louisa Henrietta Priebe

F, b. 1864, d. 3 April 1953
  • Bertha Louisa Henrietta Priebe was born in 1864. She was the daughter of      Christlieb Priebe and Friedricke.
  • She was the daughter of Johann David Christlieb (Carl) Priebe and Friedricke Kath.
  • Bertha Louisa Henrietta Priebe immigrated on 4 April 1884 to Brisbane with Johann David Christlieb (Carl) Priebe and Friedricke Kath. Christy 51, and Fredrika 43 travelled on the Chyebassa which left Plymouth on 14 Feb 1884 with their children Herman 21, Bertha 20, Carl 13, Albert 11, Wilhelmine 8 and Gustav 4. The surname is spelt PHIEBE on the index.
  • At the age of 21 years, Bertha Louisa Henrietta Priebe married Carl Kajewski, son of Carl Michael Kajewski and Juliana Gerofski, on 24 August 1885 in Queensland.
  • On 22 September 1906,Bertha Louisa Henrietta Priebe's son, William Frederick Kajewski was buried in Bergen Djuan Cemetery.
  • On 8 October 1950,her husband, Carl Kajewski died in Queensland at age 86.
  • Bertha Louisa Henrietta Priebe died on 3 April 1953 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 6 April 1953 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Child of Bertha Louisa Henrietta Priebe

Children of Bertha Louisa Henrietta Priebe and Carl Kajewski

Carl August Friedrich Priebe

M, b. 14 March 1870, d. October 1913
  • Carl August Friedrich Priebe was born on 14 March 1870 in Poland.
  • He was the son of Johann David Christlieb (Carl) Priebe.
  • Carl August Friedrich Priebe immigrated on 4 April 1884 to Brisbane with Johann David Christlieb (Carl) Priebe and Friedricke Kath. Christy 51, and Fredrika 43 travelled on the Chyebassa which left Plymouth on 14 Feb 1884 with their children Herman 21, Bertha 20, Carl 13, Albert 11, Wilhelmine 8 and Gustav 4. The surname is spelt PHIEBE on the index.
  • At the age of 26 years, 4 months and 29 days, Carl August Friedrich Priebe married Wilhelmine Grunwald, daughter of Gottfried Elias Grunwald and Augusta Friedricke Schmidt, on 12 August 1896 in Nundah, Queensland.
    Wilhelmine Grunwald & Carl Priebe - married 12 Aug 1896. Photo thanks to B. Grunwald
  • On 18 November 1901,Carl August Friedrich Priebe's son, Ervin Carl Priebe was buried in Douglas Cemetery.
  • Carl August Friedrich Priebe and Herman Friedrich Wilhelm Priebe appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. Herman and Carl were farmers.
  • On 30 May 1907,his wife, Wilhelmine Grunwald died in Queensland at age 36.
  • At the age of 39 years, 9 months and 21 days, Carl August Friedrich Priebe married Anna Catherina Heim on 4 January 1910 in Queensland. According to hearsay, the local community had a problem with Catherine and her children living in the manse. Until she left the community could not attract another minister. So at a church meeting Carl Priebe said he would offer to marry her and then she and her children could come and lived with him and his children. Catherine accepted.
  • Carl August Friedrich Priebe died in October 1913 in Italy at age 43. Catherine and Carl had returned to Germany with their daughter Alvera to bring back money. Catherine was from a wealthy family. On the return journey, Carl fell ill and was hospitalised in Naples where he died. The glass negatives of Carl lying in the funeral parlour in Naples are held by a descendant in Toowoomba. They had to be forwarded to our authorities as proof of death.
  • On 13 October 1914 The Brisbane Courier reported:-
    " A will, executed under somewhat unusual circumstance, came under the notice of his Honour Mr. Justice Chubb, in Chambers, yesterday. A farmer named Carl Priebe, who resided at Bergen, near Toowoomba, while on a trip to Europe, was taken ill at Naples, and entered the German Hospital there. He died in the institution in October, 1913. His will was drawn by the British Vice-Consul, and was witnessed by two of the nurses. After his death it was forwarded to his widow, who resides at Bergen. On being lodged at the Supreme Court Registry for probate purposes a question arose as to whether it had been properly attested, and the matter was referred to his Honour. The attestation clause did not state that the attesting witnesses had signed the will in the presence of the testator but its execution was attested by the Vice-Consul. Mr. Macleod (instructed by Measra. Feez, Ruthning, and Baynes) applied fo rprobate to he granted to Mrs. Catherine Priebe; notwithstanding the apparent defect in the attestation clause, resting his application on the attestation by the British Vice-Consul, and the impracticability of obtaining the evidence of the attesting witnesses. His Honour decided to take official notice of the signature and seal of the Vice-Consul, and holding that the will had apparently been executed according to law, ordered probate to issue to the widow, "subject to
    the filing of an affidavit by the widow verifying the signature of the testator". He also gave leave for the will to be taken off the file for that purpose."

Children of Carl August Friedrich Priebe and Wilhelmine Grunwald

Child of Carl August Friedrich Priebe and Anna Catherina Heim

Dulcis Priebe

F, b. 1912