Kenneth Herbert Brass1

M, b. 16 February 1911, d. 1950
  • Kenneth Herbert Brass was born on 16 February 1911 in Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of John William Brass and Sarah Ann Lacey.1
  • Kenneth Herbert Brass commenced school at Pinelands State School on 22 July 1923. Alan was 13 years, 10 months old, and Kenneth 12 years, 5 months. Their father was a farmer at Pinelands at the time.2
  • Kenneth Herbert Brass died in 1950 in Brisbane, Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1911/C11770     Kenneth Herbert     Brass     ;John William     ;Sarah Ann Lacey.
  2. School Reunion Committee, "Pinelands SS."
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1950/B25941     Kenneth Herbert     Brass;     John William;     Sarah Ann Lacey.

Leonard John Brass1

M, b. 1900, d. 1970
  • Leonard John Brass was born in 1900 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of John William Brass and Sarah Ann Lacey.1
  • Leonard John Brass commenced school at Pinelands State School on 1 March 1909. Leonard was 8 years, 9 months and Doris 6 years, 11 months old. Their father was a farmer at Pinelands.2
  • Leonard John Brass died in 1970 in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1900/C3654     Leonard John     Brass;     John William;     Sarah Ann Lacey.
  2. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1971/C4200      Leonard John     Brass;     John William Brass;     Sarah Ann Lacey.

Margaret Jane Brass1

F, b. 1877, d. 1878
  • Margaret Jane Brass was born in 1877 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of John Brass and Rebecca Lemmon.1
  • Margaret Jane Brass died in 1878 in Queensland.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1877/C3205     Margaret Jane     Brass;     John;     Rebecca Lemmon.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1878/C1634     Margaret Jane     Brass     ;John Brass;     Rebecca Lemmon.

Margaret Lemmon Brass1

F, b. 1879, d. 18 November 1879
  • Margaret Lemmon Brass was born in 1879 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of John Brass and Rebecca Lemmon.1
  • Margaret Lemmon Brass died on 18 November 1879 in Queensland. She was 8 months old.2,3
  • She was buried on 19 November 1879 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1879/C3382     Margaret Lemmon     Brass     ;John;     Rebecca Lemmon.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1879/C2236     Margaret Lennon     Brass;     John Brass;     Rebecca Lennon.
  3. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Myra Florence Brass1

F, b. 15 July 1907
  • Myra Florence Brass was born on 15 July 1907 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of John William Brass and Sarah Ann Lacey.1
  • Myra Florence Brass commenced school at Pinelands State School on 7 August 1915. She was 7 years 10 months old. She appears to have been living with Alex and Sarah (nee Brass) Andrew, her uncle and aunt. Alex was farmer at Pinelands at the time.2
  • At the age of 24 years, Myra Florence Brass married Dudley Servern Fisher Thomas in 1932 in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1907/C6023     Myra Florence     Brass;     John William     ;Sara Ann Lacey.
  2. School Reunion Committee, "Pinelands SS."
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1932/B12890     Thomas     Dudley Severne Fisher;     Brass     Myra Florence.

Sarah Elizabeth Brass1

F, b. March 1872, d. 16 April 1965
  • Sarah Elizabeth Brass's birth was registered in the Sunderland, Durham Registration District in the March 1872 Quarter.1,2
  • She was the daughter of John Brass and Rebecca Lemmon.3
  • At the age of 29 years, Sarah Elizabeth Brass married Alexander Andrew, son of William Andrew and Louise Morley, in 1902.1,4
  • Sarah Elizabeth Brass appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties. Her husband Alexander was not registered. Her brother in law Alfred Sydney was also living at Anduramba at the time.5
  • She and Alexander Andrew appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. Alexander was a farmer.6
  • Sarah Elizabeth Brass and Alexander Andrew appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Glen Glamis, Pinelands. Alexander was a grazier.7
  • Sarah Elizabeth Brass and Alexander Andrew appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Glen Glamis, Pinelands. Alexander was a grazier of "Glen Glamis" while Sarah was shown as living at Pinelands. Their daughter Rebe also lived at "Glen Glamis."5
  • Sarah Elizabeth Brass died on 16 April 1965 at age 93.1
  • She was buried on 17 April 1965 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.1

Children of Sarah Elizabeth Brass and Alexander Andrew

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 1872 Brass      Sarah Elizabeth      ;      Sunderland     ; 10a     569.
  3. Queensland Archives, online http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/downloads/Indexes, Immigration 1848-1912.
  4. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Marriage 1902/C1054     Brass     Sarah Elizabeth;     Andrew     Alexander.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div of Darling Downs - Crows Nest.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div, Darling Downs, Crow's Nest 1903.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div. Darling Downs - Crow's Nest 1930.
  8. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth 1903/C3144     Beth;     Andrew     Alexander;     Sarah Elizabeth Brass.
  9. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Birth 1906/C3652     Rebe Louise;     Andrew     Alexander;     Sarah Elizabeth Brass.

Edward Charles Brauer1

M, b. 1909, d. 9 April 1992
  • Edward Charles Brauer was born in 1909 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of William Frederick Brauer and Annie Malwine Heuer.1
  • Edward Charles Brauer died on 9 April 1992 in Queensland.2
  • He was buried on 11 April 1992 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1909     C11781     Edward Charles     Brauer     ;Wilhelm Fredrick     ;Anna Malwine Heuer.
  2. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php

Frederick Wilhelm Brauer1

M, b. 1890, d. 1975

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1890     C5198     Friedrich Wilhelm     Brauer;     Wilhelm Friedrich;     Anna Malvine Heuer.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1923     C2057     Susan Emily     Harriss;     Frederick William     Brauer.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1967     C2976     Susan Emily     Brauer;     William James Harriss      ;Ellen Treasure.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1975     C3346     Friedrich Wilhelm     Brauer;     William Friederick Brauer ;     Anna Malvine Heuer.

Henry August Brauer1

M, b. 1892, d. 1937
  • Henry August Brauer was born in 1892 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of William Frederick Brauer and Annie Malwine Heuer.1
  • Henry August Brauer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. He was a grazier.2
  • Henry August Brauer died in 1937 in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892     C5029     Henry August     Brauer;     Wilhelm Frederick     ;Ann Malvine Huer.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1921.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1937     C4238     Henry August     Brauer;     Wilhelm Frederick      ;Anna Malwine Heuer.

Katherine May Brauer1

F, b. 1901, d. 1963

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1901     C5441     Catherine May     Brauer;     Wilhelm Fredrick;     Anna Malvina Heuer.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1922     C2617     Wilhelm Heinrich Gustav     Beutel;     Catherine May     Brauer.
  3. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon North 1930.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1963     B56412     Catherine May     Beutel;     William Frederick Brauer ;     Anna Heuer.

Leslie Brauer1

M, b. circa 1917, d. 1981

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1981     56412     Leslie     Brauer;     William ;     Anna Heuer.

Lily Jane Brauer1

F, b. 27 December 1904, d. 29 July 1994

Citations

  1. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1905     C5295     Lily Jane     Brauer;     Wilhelm Frederich     ;Anna Malwine Heuer.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1905     C5295     Lily Jane     Brauer;     Wilhelm Frederich;     Anna Malwine Heuer.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon 1949.

Minnie Elizabeth Brauer1

F, b. 1895, d. 1984
  • Minnie Elizabeth Brauer was born in 1895 in Queensland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Frederick Brauer and Annie Malwine Heuer.2
  • At the age of 20 years, Minnie Elizabeth Brauer married Charles McLauchlan, son of John McLauchlan and Hannah Robson, in 1915 in Queensland.1
  • Minnie Elizabeth Brauer was listed as the next of kin of Charles McLauchlan when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 14 April 1943 in Eight Mile Plains. He was living at Eight Mile Plains at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as Minnie McLaughlan. He was discharged from the 4th Battalion Defence Corps on 21 Oct 1945 with the rank of Private.3
  • In 1961,her husband, Charles McLauchlan died in Brisbane, Queensland.4
  • Minnie Elizabeth Brauer died in 1984 in Queensland.5

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1915     C4093     Charles     McLauchlan;     Minnie Elizabeth     Brauer.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1895     C5623     Minnie Elizabeth     Brauer;     William Frederick     ;Anna Malivine.
  3. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Charles McLauchlan.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1961     B47791     Charles     McLauchlan;     John ;     Hannah Robson.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1984     268     Minnie Elizabeth     McLauchlan     ;William Brauer;     Anna Mahrina Heuer.

Ruth Mabel Brauer1

F, b. 1903

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1903     C4784     Ruth Mabel     Brauer;     Wilhelm Frederick     ;Anna Malvine Heuer.

Sarah Ann Brauer1

F, b. 1896, d. 1973

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1896     C5365     Annie Sarah     Brauer;     Wilhelm Friedrick;     Anna Malvina Heuer.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1914     C3325     Annie Sarah     Brauer;     William Louis     Battaglene.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1973     C6578     Annie Sarah     Battaglini;     Wilhelm Fredrich Brauer ;     Anna Malvina Hauer.

William Frank Brauer1

M, b. 1899, d. 1972

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1899     C5278     Wilhelm Frank     Brauer;     Wilhelm Friedrich;     Anna Malvina Hener.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1923     C1398     William Frank     Brauer;     Florence Margaret     MacLeod.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1972     C4799     William Frank     Brauer     ;Wilhelm Fredrick Brauer ;     Anna Heuer.

William Frederick Brauer1

M, b. 1867, d. 1941
  • William Frederick Brauer was born in 1867 in Brisbane, Queensland. He was the son of Fredericke Brauer.1,2
  • At the age of 22 years, William Frederick Brauer married Annie Malwine Heuer, daughter of Wilhelm Johann Heuer and Fredericke Bredow, in 1889 in Queensland.1,3
  • William Frederick Brauer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Palinby. William was a farmer.4
  • He and Annie Malwine Heuer appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1925 living at Ravensbourne. William was a farmer.5
  • William Frederick Brauer died in 1941 in Queensland.6,7

Children of William Frederick Brauer and Annie Malwine Heuer

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1905     C5295     Lily Jane     Brauer;     Wilhelm Frederich;     Anna Malwine Heuer.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1867     B7689     William Friederich     Brauer;          Friedericka Brauer.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1889     C733     Anna Malwine     Heuer;     Wilhelm Friedrich     Brauer.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs, Sub Div Plainby 1903.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Helidon 1913-1925.
  6. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Headstone Inscription - Annie Brauer.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1941     C2223     William Friederich     Brauer     -      Fredricke Brauer.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1890     C5198     Friedrich Wilhelm     Brauer;     Wilhelm Friedrich;     Anna Malvine Heuer.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892     C5029     Henry August     Brauer;     Wilhelm Frederick     ;Ann Malvine Huer.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1895     C5623     Minnie Elizabeth     Brauer;     William Frederick     ;Anna Malivine.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1896     C5365     Annie Sarah     Brauer;     Wilhelm Friedrick;     Anna Malvina Heuer.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1899     C5278     Wilhelm Frank     Brauer;     Wilhelm Friedrich;     Anna Malvina Hener.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1901     C5441     Catherine May     Brauer;     Wilhelm Fredrick;     Anna Malvina Heuer.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1903     C4784     Ruth Mabel     Brauer;     Wilhelm Frederick     ;Anna Malvine Heuer.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1909     C11781     Edward Charles     Brauer     ;Wilhelm Fredrick     ;Anna Malwine Heuer.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1981     56412     Leslie     Brauer;     William ;     Anna Heuer.

Alexander Bray1

M, b. 24 April 1867, d. 4 September 1867

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.

Alexander Duncan Bray1

M, b. 1 June 1873, d. 1916

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.

Amy Bray1

F, b. 1886, d. 13 January 1959

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.

Andrew Colin Bray1

M, b. 1875

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.

Arthur Henry Bray1

M, b. 1890, d. 25 December 1952

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.

Bessie James Bray1

F, b. 15 December 1872, d. 11 January 1956
  • Bessie James Bray was born on 15 December 1872 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.
  • She was the daughter of Digory Hamlyn Bray and Grace Maddern.1
  • Bessie James Bray's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the March 1873 Quarter. However the birth date given on the Californian death records, 1940-1947, is 15 Dec 1874.1,2
  • She immigrated to California, USA, between 1874 and 1876.3
  • Her death record shows Bessie James Bray was born on 15 December 1874 in Cornwall, England, however, this date appears to be two years out, Bessie having been born at the end of 1872 or early 1873.4
  • She appeared as a member of the household of Digory Hamlyn Bray and Grace Maddern in 1880 in Nortonville, Contra Costa, California; Digory is shown as a 38 year old miner born England, parents born England, living with Grace, 38, born England, parents born England, Jane 12, born England, a scholar, Bessie 7, born England, a scholar, and Hettie 4, born California & Gracie 2 born California.5
  • On 17 November 1883 The Contra Costa Gazette published and article on the Sunday School concert held at Nortinville. Miss Bessie Brey recited "Christmas Eve."6
  • Bessie James Bray married Henry August Hetzer, son of August Hetzer and Catherine Unknown, in 1894 in California. According to the 1930 census, she was 21 years old when she married..7,8
  • Bessie James Bray and Henry August Hetzer appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 in 11th Avenue, San Francisco, California. Henry was shown as a 59 year old male, living with his wife Bessie, son Clarence and mother in law Grace Bray. He had been married at age 24, and born in Massachusetts. His father had been born in France and his mother in Germany. His occupation was a Superintendent in a Steel Company. Bessie is shown as a 54 year old female, living with her husband Henry and son Clarence and her mother Grace. She was aged 21 years at marriage, born England, mother & father born England,having no occupation, immigrated in 1878 and had been naturalised. Clarence is shown as a 27 year old, white, single, born California, father born Maccachusetts, mother born England. His occupation was coppersmith for the Yeast Co. Her mother Grace had been naturalised and had immigrated in 1878. This date is incorrect as Hettie was born in California in 1876.9
  • Bessie James Bray died on 11 January 1956 in San Francisco, California, USA, at age 83.4

Children of Bessie James Bray and Henry August Hetzer

Citations

  1. 1880 Transcription LDS FHS, unknown repository address.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 1873 Bray Bessie James Penzance 5c 303.
  3. LaVelda Faull, "Brays of California," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002, 1930 San Francisco City, San Francisco County, California, District 234,
    part of 28 Assembly district, blick 186, e.d. 38-234, S.D. 6, Sheet 9B, 16th
    Avenue, #438/172/240.
  4. California Death Records 1940-1997, online http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cg, HETZER BESSIE      JAMES      12/15/1874 MADDERN BRAY      F REST (OTHER) SAN FRANCISCO(38) 01/11/1956 81 yrs.
  5. 1880 Transcription LDS FHS, unknown repository address, Film 1254064 T9 0064 page 657A.
  6. Gary Klein, "Email - re Digory Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 17 April 2010.
  7. LaVelda Faull, "Brays of California," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002.
  8. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  9. LaVelda Faull, "Brays of California," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002, 1930 San Francisco California census, District 229.
  10. LaVelda Faull, "Brays of California," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002, re 1930 Census, 5 apr - SD6, ED 38-352, sheet 6A, Ward Assembly District 32.

David Bray1

M, b. 23 October 1877, d. 19 May 1897
  • David Bray was born on 23 October 1877 in Eaglehawk, Victoria.1,2
  • He was the son of John Bray and Catherine Hamilton Innes.1
  • David Bray died on 19 May 1897 in Eaglehawk, Victoria, at age 19.1

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com

Digory Hamlyn Bray1,2

M, b. September 1841, d. 12 July 1884
  • Digory Hamlyn Bray was known as Richard by the members of his family.3
  • He's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the September 1841 Quarter.4
  • He was the son of John Bellow Bray and Honor Williams.5
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Digory Hamlyn Bray was living in the household of Honor Williams and John Bellow Bray in Jamaca Place, Madron. John senior was shown as a 52 year old basket maker born Breage, living with his 42 year old wife Honor also a basket maker born Breage and sons John 14,born Penzance, Digory 10, Peter 5, and Sampson P aged 1, all born Madron.6
  • At the age of 25 years and 9 months, Digory Hamlyn Bray married Grace Maddern, daughter of Thomas Maddern and Priscilla Lower, on 22 June 1867 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. They were married by Banns. Digory Hambling Bray was of full age, a labourer of Tredavoe (Father: John Bellow Bray, Basket Maker). Grace Maddern was also of full age of Tredavoe (Father: Thomas Maddern, Farmer). Witnesses were Thomas Maddern, Thomas Maddern Jr.2,7
  • Digory Hamlyn Bray witnessed the marriage of Sampson Rodda Bray and Mary Jane Richards on 9 December 1871 in Paul Parish Church; Sampson Rodda is show as a full age bachelor, residence Faugan, father John Blue ? Bray, basketmaker. Mary Jane was a full age spinster, father William Richards a farmer of Faugan. Samson signed with his mark and Mary Jane signed her name. They were married by banns. Witnesses to the marriage were Digory Bray and Richard Richards.8,9
  • Digory Hamlyn Bray immigrated between 1874 and 1876to Calilfornia. He came with Grace and their two daughters Honor (Jane) and Bessie. There seems to be conflicting data as to when the family came to California. Both Honor and Bessie were born in Cornwall before the end of 1873, and Hettie was born in California in March 1876. Jennie (Honor) stated on the 1930 census that she immigrated in 1867, which would have been just after her birth, her sister Bessie stated she immigrated in 1876.10
  • He was naturalised on 8 August 1877 in Contra Costa County, California.11
  • He and Grace Maddern appeared on the census of 1880 in Nortonville, Contra Costa, California. Digory is shown as a 38 year old miner born England, parents born England, living with Grace, 38, born England, parents born England, Jane 12, born England, a scholar, Bessie 7, born England, a scholar, and Hettie 4, born California & Gracie 2 born California.12
  • Digory Hamlyn Bray died on 12 July 1884 in Nortonville, Contra Costa, California, at age 42. A notice was placed in the Contra Costa gazette on the 26 July 1884, announcing his death. In the same issue was this report on the inquest into his death. "On Saturday the 12th inst., as Digory Bray was being hoisted from the shaft of the Black Diamond Mine at Nortonville in company with two other miners, he fell upon the cage and the timbers. His head was crushed, killing him instantly. A lump of coal had fallen on Bray's foot during the day, and the presumption is that on the way up from the shaft he fainted from pain. He was a member of the Black Diamond Lodge, No. 29, K. of P., and of Mt. Diablo Lodge, No. 128, I.O.O.F. His funeral took place under the auspices of both Lodges. An inquest was held by Coroner Guy and the following jurors: W.B. Witherow, C. Evans, J. Borboageleta, Thomas J. Griffith, James Hunt, W.J. Griffith, Hugh Evans, and Joseph D. Davis. The facts of the case were testified to by Jacob Roper, H.J. Thomas, James H. Hunter and W.P. Morgans, and the jury found that the death of the deceased was caused by an unavoidable accident."13
  • He was buried on 14 July 1884 in Rose Hill Cemetery. Rose Hill Cemetery served the mining towns of Nortonville and Somerville until they were abandoned.14
  • On 15 July 1884 Katie Hughes wrote this letter to her father David, Hughes. David was the minister of the Welsh church in Nortonville, but was away on a trip, so his daughter wrote him about happenings in Nortonville:
    "...Saturday at four oclock as they were coming up from work Mr. Bray and two other men were comming in the cage and they were talking when all at once Mr. Bray (on school house hill) fell back they do not know whether he had a fit or fainted but before they could jerk his head in the cage it caught in the timber and took the top of his head right above his eyes off and they say that the blood just poured out of his head just as if you were pouring it out of a pail and his brains were scattered all over the cage. Mr. Morgans said it was a terable sight. Mr. Moses Williams was here Sunday so they had him to stay until the funeral it was monday at three oclock so he dident go home until today it was a very large funeral it reached from the grave-yard to the top of the hill..." [errors as originally written]3

Children of Digory Hamlyn Bray and Grace Maddern

Citations

  1. Cornwall Census Project 1871, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…
  2. Microfiche; unknown film, Vol 9, Page 406 April QTR 1867.
  3. Gary Klein, "Email - re Digory Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 17 April 2010.
  4. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Sep 1841 Bray Diggory Hamlyn Penzance 9 221.
  5. Cornwall Census - 1841, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Parish of Madron.
  6. Cornwall Census Project 1851, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/…, Parish of Madron.
  7. West Penwich Resources - Marriages, online http://west-penwith.org.uk/wpenmar.htm, Paul Marriage Register 1813-1905.
  8. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.
  9. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, Record ID 341642.
  10. LaVelda Faull, "Brays of California," e-mail to Audrey, 13 April 2002.
  11. Web.
  12. 1880 Transcription LDS FHS, unknown repository address, Film 1254064 T9 0064 page 657A.
  13. Contra Costa Gazette Extracts, online http://www.cccgs.org/databases.htm, BRAY, Digory 12 Jul 1884 Nortonville Cornwall England 43 yrs 26 Jul 1884.
  14. Graveyard Rabbit of Contra Costa Country, online http://graveyardrabbitofcontracostacounty.blogspot.com/…
  15. 1880 Transcription LDS FHS, unknown repository address.
  16. California Death Records 1940-1997, online http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cg

Edith May Bray1

F, b. 7 September 1883, d. 27 May 1957
  • Edith May Bray was born on 7 September 1883 in Eaglehawk, Victoria.1
  • She was the daughter of John Bray and Catherine Hamilton Innes.1
  • Edith May Bray died on 27 May 1957 in Griffith, NSW, at age 73.2

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com

Elizabeth Honor Bray1

F, b. 31 August 1876, d. 7 January 1877

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.

Emily Bray1

F, b. 1 August 1877
  • Emily Bray was born on 1 August 1877.1
  • She was the daughter of Peter White Bray and Priscilla Randall.1
  • Emily Bray was baptized on 28 October 1877 in Perranuthnoe, Cornwall. At the time of her baptism her father Peter was a gardener of Treveane.1

Citations

  1. Cornwall OPC Web Site, online http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/, record ID 983420.

Ethel May Bray1

F, b. 1887

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.

Florence Jane Bray1

F, b. 1867

Citations

  1. Cheryl Duncan, "Cheryl Duncan re Bray," e-mail to Audrey, 12/8/2009.