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The Complete Descendants of Thomas Moore Generation 5.

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Thomas Gray who begins this Page is one of the Grays who emigrated to Australia so it is a good page for Australian Grays tracing back to Dorset

Generation 5

Gen5.                           I. THOMAS5 GRAY (Abel4 Moore, James3 Moore, Thomas2 Moore, Thomas1 Moore) was born on 25 Dec 1810 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 24 Oct 1869 in Woodhouselee, Goulburn, N.S.W. Australia. He married Hannah Hunt (daughter of George Hunt and Edith Bishop) on 31 Dec 1832 in Thornford. Witnesses John Wallcock & Harriet Wallbridge. Hannah was born on 23 Jun 1811 in Thornford Dorset. She died on 11 Apr 1897 in Woodhouselee Australia.

 

Notes for Thomas Gray:

Thomas Gray was born in 1810 and Baptized 25/12/1810 in Thornford Dorset. Son of Able Moore and Mary Gray. In the parish Records he is described as the Bastard son of Mary Gray & Able Moore. He married Hannah Hunt in Thornford on 31/12/1832 . They had ten children in all but two died in infancy.

Thomas & Hannah arrived in Sydney Australia With their eight surviving children on the Duke of Roxburgh on the 14th August 1849.The passenger list shows Thomas aged 39 a Farm Labourer Hannah aged 38 a Glover, Henry 17 a Labourer, Frederick 15, Labourer Eli 13, Job 9, Ellen 7, Alfed 5, Emily 3 and Susan infant., They lived at Woodhouselee near Goulburn. Thomas died 24/10/1889 aged 79 at Woodhouselee & Hannah died 11/4/1897.Both are buried in the Pejar Cemetery in the grounds of St Stephens Church (Church of England)

In 1838 at the birth of his son Job Thomas, Thomas gives his occupation as Labourer and is living in Thornford

Notes for Hannah Hunt:

At the birth of her first son called Job Thomas Hannah made her mark so could not write her name

Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt had the following children:


Gen 6            i. HENRY6 GRAY (son of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 31 Dec 1832 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 23 Sep 1904 in Pejar Australia. He married Elizabeth Burgess on 27 Dec 1859 in Goulburn Australia. She was born on 11 Oct 1842 in Norwood Goulburn Australia. She died on 13 Feb 1899 in Woodhouselee Goulburn N.S.W.

Gen6.          ii. FREDERICK GRAY (son of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 30 Aug 1834 in Thornford. He died in 1860 in JUGIONG Australia.

Gen6.           iii. ELI GRAY 1 (son of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born in 1835 in Thornford. He died in 1835 in Thornford.

Gen6.           iv. ELI GRAY 2 (son of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 26 Feb 1837 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 24 Oct 1924 in JUGIONG Australia. He married Mary Ann Coggan on 31 Jan 1861 in JUGIONG Australia. She died on 14 Nov 1927 in JUGIONG Australia.

Gen6.           v. JOB THOMAS (1) GRAY (son of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 28 Feb 1838 in Thornford. He died on 12 Aug 1838 in Thornford.

Gen6.                vi. JOB THOMAS GRAY (son of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 25 Sep 1840 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 08 Sep 1914 in Coonabarabran Australia. He married Elizabeth Euphemia Peach on 31 Oct 1866 in Brides Residence Woodhouselee Australia. She died on 13 Aug 1924 in Nth Crookwell Australia.

Gen6.            vii. ELLEN SARAH GRAY (daughter of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 05 Jun 1842 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 02 Sep 1919 in Goulburn Australia. She married (1) GEORGE BURGESS on 26 Apr 1860 in Goulburn Australia. He was born in 1831 in Kent. He died on 24 Oct 1869. She married (2) JAMES GEORGE ROOTS. He was born in 1847 in Kent. He died in 1925 in Goulbourn Australia.

Gen6.                  viii. ALFRED GRAY (son of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 08 Apr 1844 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 18 Oct 1921 in Dubbo Australia. He married Maria Peck on 20 Dec 1870 in Australia. She was born in 1851. She died on 13 Aug 1910 in Blayney.

Gen6.               ix. EMILY GRAY (daughter of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 08 Dec 1846 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 03 Jul 1918 in Portland Australia. She married Henry Thomas Burgess (son of George Burgess and Ann Cuckoo) on 30 Jan 1867 in St Saviours Goulburn Australia C of E. He was born on 05 Aug 1846 in Norwood. He died on 24 Jan 1918 in Portland.

Gen6.                 x. SUSAN ELIZABETH GRAY (daughter of Thomas Gray and Hannah Hunt) was born on 21 Feb 1849 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 02 Sep 1937 in Pejar Australia. She married William Coggan about 1868 in Australia. He was born in 1846. He died on 22 Sep 1921 in Goulbourn Australia.

Generation 5.

Gen5.                          2. ISAAC GEORGE5 GRAY (Abel4 Moore, James3 Moore, Thomas2 Moore, Thomas1 Moore) was born on 17 Mar 1812 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 16 Jun 1895 in Australia. He married (1) SARAH JANE HUNT (daughter of George Hunt and Edith Bishop) on 31 Oct 1832 in Witnesses John Wallbridge & Susan Gray. She was born on 07 May 1814 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 08 Jan 1875 in Australia. He married (2) HARRIET COOTE on 04 Apr 1878 in Port Elliot. She died on 04 Mar 1880. He married (3) MARY SMITH on 27 Jan 1881 in Adelaide Australia.

 Notes for Isaac George Gray:

In the 1841 census of the village of Easton in Hampshire found on reel no $0288803$ of the family History Library of LDS giving the return for the parish of Easton in the County of Southampton Parliamentary Division of Winchester. Hundred of Fawley Lower half.Superintendent Registrars District The Worthys The Parish of Easton Page 15 Has Living at Hanham Farm

John Hanham 56 Farmer Mary Hanham 53

Sarah Hanham 20

Jane Hanham 14

David Hanham 15

Jean Hanham 5

Isaac Gray 25

Sarah Gray 25

William Gray 8

Sarah Gray 4

George Gray 3 Abel Gray 4mths

Date of census : The return was certified by the Enumerator Richard Harfield. & Checked by the Superintendent Registrar Jasper Weight on 12 June 1841

Isaac had already had a son called Abel who was born in 1839 but died of Chicken Pox 2nd July 1840 aged 10 months in Thornford. On Abels death certificate Isaac gives his occupation as Laborour

In 1838 Issac puts his mark on his son Isaac's birth certificate and gives his occupation as Labourer. in 1838 Isaac and Sarah are in Thornford. They are also in Thornford in 1845 for the Birth of their son Noah.

Isaac, Sarah and family emigrated to Australia.



Notes for Sarah Jane Gray Nee. Hunt

Gen5.     Sarah Jane Gray The folowing is an extract from the Sherbourne Parish magazine kindly sent to me by Kieran McCoey mccoey84@tpg.com.au

Emigration

The Vicar has received a letter from the clergyman of the village near Adelaide , in which Isaac and Sarah Gray have settled, giving a good report of them and their children. Frederick Gray is trying to get an apprenticeship in Adelaide. He is a good Sunday school teacher, and i am preparing him for confirmation. William Gray works for me. His parents were anxious to get a place for him,and I thought it better to have him directly under my own eye. Here he is able to practise singing every day, and I give him lessons in writing and arithmetic.


We have, I am sorry to say, no daily church school. This is, as you are perhaps aware, a colony founded by disenters, and churchmen can scarcely hold their own. They think they do well if they can build a church and support a clergyman in their respective townships; The church is too often a very small and humble building in comparison to the adjoining meeting house. As for schools, we must wait for better days, until we can think of them.... if the church is to stand in the colony, there must certainly be an effort made to institute church schools... However, every now and then, something occurs to to cheer one, and I assure you I feel quite an accession of strength in the arrival of your late parishoners the Grays. The parents are regular at communion… I have been now for more than a year trying to substitute church music for the ranting style of singing, which I found when I was instituted.... When I was almost in despair, for not withstanding my sisters exertions, she acting as my organist, we could not get the people out of their bad way of singing, I met with Frederick and William Gray (late choiristers of Sherbourne, Ed. P.M) and found them both ready and glad to give us their assistance. It did my heart good to hear the Gregorians, and tunes "Ancient and Modern" once more, and now I have every hope that the singing will rapidly improve… I trust you will not think me impertinent for taking up your time with this long letter, but somehow or other my heart goes out to you when I hear of the work you are doing at Sherbourne.


Issac and Sarah Gray have also written by the last mail. They report that they are settled in a pretty village, a suburb of Adelaide, and rent two acres of ground for £7 per annum, one acre is planted with all kinds of beautiful fruit trees, the other with herbs and vegetables. Sarah their daughter helps to keep a grocery and drapery store in the same village, and is " doing very comfortable " - Herbert lives at home, Noah is apprenticed to a baker, Susan to a Milliner and Mantle maker, and is getting on very well- Mark and Louisa are at school. Susan has also sent an intelligent and grateful letter

to her friend and late schoolmistress, Miss Bird.

Notes for Sarah Jane Hunt:

On the birth certificates of her Sons Isaac and Noah Sarah makes her mark X so could not sign her name.

Sarah Emigrated to Australia with her family to Australia


The following is an extract from the Sherbourne Parish magazine kindly sent to me by Mary Ann McCoey of Melbourne Australia mccoey84@tpg.com.au


Emigration Issac Gray and his wife and family who sailed from Plymouth in the ship Adamant on the 29th June last reached Adelaide safe and well after a good voyage of 84 days

A letter of Mrs. Gray to her sister Mrs. Hyde has been sent us and the following extract will interest our readers.


Dear Sister'

..... I have a very nice house, and am very happy in my new home. Father has hired with William at 5s. a day and his board. Susy is with Sarah. Fred is apprenticed to a grocer. He has 12s a week and his board for five years. William has got 5s. and his board. He is apprenticed to a baker and pastry cook. Mark and Louie are Very strong and grow very fast. Martha has been down and stayed with me for a week. Dear Sister, this is a very fine country. Truly it flows with milk and honey, and we have beautiful Churches and Schools. We have a very nice in our church, and the Choristers are all ladies and gentlemen. and they have sent for (our boys.) Ours is High Church, like at home, and the Archdeacon preaches so much like the Vicar, that we felt at home. We have Choral Services, and all Holy Days are observed in the week, like at home. Dear sister and brother, the bread is 7d a loaf - the sugar is 3d - tea, good, 2s a pound - beef 3d - best butter, 1s.,as good as any ever made in England - Good milk 5d. the quart. Dear sister, all kinds of eating and wearing are cheaper than at home- beleive my word - people are more hospitable than at home. Good potatoes are 1d. a pound. Dear sister, my kindest love to Mr. and Mrs. Parsons, and let them see this. I will write to them next mail. Dear Mrs. Parsons, I have seen Sarah and her husband, and you would be pleased to see your child. She is a very fine, respectable looking person, three times as big as when she left. She has colour like her father. I am taken up with her husband - he is a nice respectable, clean, well conducted man. Dear Thomas kiss Jane and all the rest for me, and I will pay you when we meet

(Gray and his wife were constant Communicants at home, and their children bore excellent characters in our schools. The boys were in the Church Choir. It is good to notice that the first subject to which the writer's thoughts turn in describing her emigrant life is her Church, and Clergy. Editor Parish Magazine)

             Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt had the following children:

Gen6.                                   i. SAMUEL6 GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 23 Feb 1832 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 24 Oct 1910. He married Betsy Heading on 26 Sep 1854. She was born on 05 Sep 1835. She died on 23 May 1918.

Notes for Samuel Gray:

Samuel left Thornford for Australia with His brother William and arrived in Adelaid on 14/9/1851 on the Reliance

Gen6.                                     ii. WILLIAM GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 06 Jul 1833 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 05 Sep 1922. He married Charlotte Atkinson Fayers on 02 Dec 1853. She was born on 27 Nov 1835. She died on 10 Mar 1911.

Notes for William Gray:

William left Thornford & emigrated to Australia with his brother Samuel & arrived in Adelaid on the 14/9/1851 on the Reliance.

Gen6.                                      iii. SARAH JANE (1) GRAY (daughter of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 05 Nov 1834 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 19 Jan 1836 in Thornford.

Gen6.                                         iv. SARAH JANE (2) GRAY (daughter of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 05 Nov 1836 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 25 Jul 1892 in Clarence Park SA. She married Frederick Hamlin on 13 Jun 1865. He was born in 1838. He died on 03 Nov 1905.

Notes for Sarah Jane (2) Gray:

Sarah Jane arrived in Adelaide on the 29/6/1859 on the James Jardine v. She married Frederick Hamblin on the 13th June 1865

Gen6.                                   V. ISAAC GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 10 Mar 1838 in Thornford. He died on 04 Jan 1910 in Port Pirie. He married Martha Bowden on 12 Apr 1858 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She was born on 25 Jul 1839. She died on 24 Nov 1904 in Port Pirie.

Gen6.                                                       vi. ABEL (1) GRAY (son of Issac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 16 Aug 1839 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 07 Jul 1840 in Thornford.

 

Notes for Abel (1) Gray:

Abel was born in Thornford August 16th 1839 and died 2nd July 1840 aged 10 months of Chicken Pox

Gen6.                                            vii. ABEL (2) GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 22 Jan 1841 in Easton Hants.England. He died on 17 Jan 1925 in Port Elliot S.A. He married Charlotte Caines on 07 Nov 1858 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She was born on 29 Oct 1833 in Walcot, Bath , Somerset. She died on 16 Aug 1929 in Hindmarsh Valley S.A.

Gen6.                                                          viii. ARTHUR GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 16 Apr 1842 in Farnham Surry. He died on 30 Apr 1906 in Goulbourn Australia. He married Ann Burgess (daughter of George Burgess and Ann Cuckoo) on 31 May 1866 in Goulburn N.S.W. She was born on 15 Dec 1844 in Norwood Goulburn N.S.W.Australia. She died on 29 Aug 1918 in Kingsdale Australia.

 

Notes for Arthur Gray:

Arthur arrived in Adelaide on 29/6/1859 on the James Jardine



Gen6.                                        ix. CONSTANT HERBERT GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 09 Apr 1844 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 12 Jul 1897 in Spring Creek Australia. He married Jane Bartley on 16 Apr 1865 in St Anns Walkerville SA. She was born on 13 Dec 1838. She died on 06 Jun 1916.

 Notes for Constant Herbert Gray:

Constant Herbert Gray arrived in Adelaide on 19/4/1863 on th e Mary Shepherd

Gen6.                                    x. NOAH GRAY (son of Issac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 10 Oct 1845 in Thornford. He died on 14 Mar 1892 in Broken Hill Australia. He married Eliza Denyer on 12 Sep 1864 in Burra Burra Australia.

 Notes for Noah Gray:

Noah arrived in Adelaide 19/4/1863 on the Mary Shepherd

Gen6.                                    xi. WINDOM GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 12 Mar 1846 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died about 1847 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen6.                                    xii. SUSAN GRAY (daughter of Issac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 09 Aug 1847 in Didling Sussex. She died on 23 Jul 1892 in Port Elliot SA. She married Elijah Hunt on 17 Mar 1873 in Christ Church Nth Adelaide. He was born on 31 Jul 1834 in Thornford. He died on 08 Jun 1886 in Hilton Australia.

 Notes for Susan Gray:

Susan arrived in Adelaide 20/9/1863 on the Adamant

Gen6.                                      xiii. ELIZA GRAY (daughter of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 15 Dec 1848 in Didling. She died in Jun 1849 in Thornford.

 Notes for Eliza Gray:

Baptized 18/2/1849 at Elsted

Gen6.                                   xiv. FREDERICK GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 04 Apr 1850 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 08 Apr 1920 in port. He married Fanny Elizabeth Millbank on 31 Dec 1874 in Port Pirie. She was born on 11 Oct 1854 in New Zealand. She died on 05 Jul 1923 in Goodwood Australia.

Notes for Frederick Gray:

Frederick Arrived in Adelaide on 20th September 1863 on the Adamant

Gen6.                                                      xv. SAMPSON WILLIAM GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 10 Feb 1852 in Thornford. He died on 23 Jun 1932 in Melrose SA. He married Elizabeth Godfrey on 26 Feb 1880. She was born in 1862 in Saltia. She died in 1957 in Adelaide.

 Notes for Sampson William Gray:

Sampson William Gray arrived in Adelaide on 20/9/1863 on the Adamant

Gen6.                                                      xvi. MARK GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 12 May 1855 in Sherbourne Dorset. He died on 15 May 1926 in Blakiston SA. He married Jeanette Godfrey on 01 Mar 1877 in Baroota Head Station. She was born on 09 Aug 1860 in Quorn. She died on 16 Apr 1941 in Blakiston SA.

 Notes for Mark Gray:

Mark arrived in Adelaide 20th September 1863 on the Adamant

Gen6.                                                         xvii. LOUISA GRAY (daughter of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 12 Jan 1857 in Sherbourne Dorset. She died on 26 Feb 1896 in Adelaide. She married John Edmund Turner on 18 Mar 1878 in Victor Harbour. He was born in 1854. He died on 25 Feb 1936 in Port Elliot SA.

 Notes for Louisa Gray:

Louisa arrived in Adelaide 20/9/1863 on the Adamant. Louisa had a twin Brother called Percy who died soon after birth in Thornford

Gen6.                                                          xviii. PERCY GRAY (son of Isaac George Gray and Sarah Jane Hunt) was born on 12 Jan 1857 in Sherbourne Dorset. He died about 1857 in Thornford.

 Notes for Percy Gray:

 Twin of Louisa Gray

Generation 5

Gen5.          3. HENRY5 GRAY (Abel4 Moore, James3 Moore, Thomas2 Moore, Thomas1 Moore) was born on 26 Jun 1814 in Thornford Parish Dorset St Mary Magdelene church. He died on 01 Apr 1888 in Combe Sherbourne Dorset. He married Charlotte Gould (daughter of Richard Gould and Charlotte Giles) on 09 Feb 1835 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She was born on 13 Jan 1811 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 22 Jul 1877 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

 Notes for Henry Gray:

On Jan th 1837 Henry Gray alias Moore was jailed in Dorchester Prison with his half brother William Moore for Poaching. He gives his age as 22 and is married with 1 child. he is described as being 5ft 5 1/4" tall with light brown hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. he has a slight cut or two on the point of the chin and is sentenced to 1 calender month hard labour.

1846 at the birth of his daughter Susan, Henry was a Laborer

 (Sherbourne Mercury Saturday 30th January 1847) Poaching.== Between 11 and 12 o'clock at night of the 27th instant, Mr Drax's keeper, who was on the lookout at Holnest heard a gun fired 3 or 4 times, which drew him onto a cover, into which he jumped and succeeded in apprehending Henry Gray, otherwise Moore of Thornford, with 4 pheasants and a gun in his possesion. On Thursday he was brought before John Goudden, Esq and the Rev. John Parsons, who, after hearing the evidence, committed him to Dorchester gaol to hard labour for three months, at the expiration of which time he is to find surities that he do not commit the like offence for 12 months, and in default, that he be imprisoned and kept at hard labour for 6 months. Henry gives his age as 34 and has 4 children.


(Sherbourne Mercury) 30th September 1848

 Thornford Poachers Again.- Silas Gray, alias Moore, Thornford, who has often figured this Sessions in the character of a poacher, and as often been convicted of the offence, was again brought up charged with having repeated his old offence. Mr. Fooks attended to watch the case on the part Lord Digby, and Mr. Chitty defended the prisoner. Baker, one of his Lordship's keepers, deposed that he saw the prisoner on Sunday the 10th of September, about half past five o'clock in the afternoon, field occupation Mr. Compton, at Thornford. saw him shoot-and then run and pick up something which he put into his left hand pocket,  then took the gun to pieces and put that into his pocket and went away across the Moor, into a field called sixteen acres Red Mill the occupation of Mr. Hoddinott, of Sherborne; there saw him beat the field for game with a gun in his hand. . . , , , , his cross-examination stated that he did not see what the prisoner fired at, or picked up. He was about 50 yards off the time. Mr. Chitty contended that as the keeper (did not see anything shot the evidence did not sustain the information, which charged the prisoner with unlawfully shooting game ; even admitting that did fire the gun off,  The keeper could not tell whether he fired at lark or rook, or hare, or a partridge. The magistrates thought the presumption too strong to be resisted the prisoner was there for unlawful purpose, and therefore found him guilty offence. ... The prisoner was then further charged, in conjunction with his brother, Henry Gray, with another offence of the same character. Tho information in this case was laid by George Wareham, watcher, in the employ of the Earl Digby. Sunday was again chosen for their lawless depredation; Henry had the gun and was Seen to fire at something and both ran to pick it up. then took the gun pieces and put it into his pocket and both "walked away as though nothing had happened, and looking as innocent an Irish rebel who bad buried his pike, after storming the widow's cabbage garden. They little dreamt that pair sharp eyes had been watching their movements and saw through the trick. .This was done in field of standing barley to Mr. Roberts, a farmer of Thornford- The prisoners called a witness named Vincent, to prove that they had no gun with them on the afternoon in question; and that they did not fire at anything at the time stated.I was out walking with a young woman, and saw the prisoners on before him, he watched them for nearly two hours, and could swear that during that time they did not fire anything. Mr. Wood-How cameyou to watch these parties so. Vincent-Because I had nothing else to do. Mr. Wood-Yes, you had-you had a young woman to look after. (Laughter.) * answer a question from the Magistrates, the witness admitted that be had himself been before the Bench, charged with stealing wheat-but be had been tried by a Jury of his countrv and acquitted. Another witness named George Lyres was called to corroborate this statement. said the barley was cut; but was contradicted both previous witnesses and also by Baker, the keeper, who said he could prove that the barley was standing that field on the 3rd of September. There was another charge for firing gun at some game, on land the parish of Lillington, belonging to Robert Gordon Esq., but as the offence was committed on the same day, the charge was not pressed. The Bench fined the prisoners the tull penalty of each, and in default committed them the House of Correction for 3 calendar months.

 

(Sherbourne Mercry) 7th Oct 1848 Henry Gray alias Moore and Silas Gray alias Moore poaching at Thornford each sentenced to 3 calender months


 On 28th October 1848 (Source Sherbourne Mercury) Henry Gray alias Moore was charged at Sherbourne petty sessions with having stolen a number of turnips from a field in the occupation of Mr. Vincent at Thornford. A young man in the employ of Mr. Vincent met Moore coming out of the field with a bag filled with something on his back, and said to him,-You have got some then. He said yes. On going into the field the witness saw some turnip tops cut off. Moore denied that he had any turnips in the bag, he had been for some red earth which was used for marking sheep.Mr.Wood said he only made his case worse by attempting to deceive them--Did he suppose the magistrates were without understanding. They would order him to pay 6d., the value of the turnips, 5s penalty, and 4s 6d costs, to be paid in a week or in default to be committed to the House of Correction for 3 weeks


(Sherbourne Mercury) 26 March 1850

Grays v. Roberts.-This was an action against Mr. Roberts, yeoman, of Thornford, for balance of account for throwing gravel out of the river. The plaintiffs claimed for 62 yards at 9d. a yard- £2. 6s. 6d , and the defendant had paid 305., averring that he had agreed pay for the work at the rate of 6d. a yd. or 9d. a putt load. Henry Gray, one of the plaintiffs, gave evidence, and was subjected the following cross-examination. Mr. Vining- Have you been living at Thornford ever since? Yes,-Havn't you been convicted before the magistrates? Yes, for poaching.-Never for anything else? No-How many times have you been in Dorchester gaol? We never came here to talk about that. dare say not, but just answer the question-have you been there as many as ten times? As many as ten times? No. Well, as many as eight or nine? Well, I don't know; I never counted them. (Laughter.) Were they all for poaching? One was for stealing wood, sir. Was that the only time you were in for thieving? Well, I hain't come here to talk about that. Silas Gray, his brother, also admitted that he had been in gaol for poaching. Mr. Roberts stated that he agreed to pay 6d. yard or 9d. load; and Mr. Poyner, surveyor of the turnpike roads, who had measured the work, stated that ono of the plaintiffs admitted that the agreement was as Mr. Roberts had stated it to be. measured the work and reckoned it to b°. 64 yards. Mr. Vincent was called by the plaintiff state that he was paid 7d. a yard, and Mr. King was also put forward to prove that lie had paid from 7d. to His Honour gave the plaintiffs a verdict for is. 6d.

 

 In the 1861 Census Henry gives his age as 47 and occupation as Agricultural Labourer he is living with his wife Charlotte aged 51 and six of his children also his grandson Henry son of Wyndham

 In 1881 Census Henry is living on his own aged 66 a Widower in Thornford RG11 /2116 Folio53 Page 16

(Sherbourne Mercury) 6th May 1862

Henry Gray and Elizabeth Gray, of Thornford, was summoned by Charles Moor for an assault. Case dismissed, but both parties were informed the bench that if they again came before them they would be bound over to keep the peace towards each other.

 Died aged 70 of heart disease & general Dropsy at Coombe Sherbourne Brother in Law John Harvey Present at death

 

On Jan th 1837 Henry Gray alias Moore was jailed in Dorchester Prison with his half brother William Moore for Poaching. He gives his age as 22 and is married with 1 child. he is described as being 5ft 5 1/4" tall with light brown hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. he has a slight cut or two on the point of the chin and is sentenced to 1 calender month hard labour.

 1846 at the birth of his daughter Susan, Henry was a Laborer

  (Sherbourne Mercury Saturday 30th January 1847) Poaching.== Between 11 and 12 o'clock at night of the 27th instant, Mr Drax's keeper, who was on the lookout at Holnest heard a gun fired 3 or 4 times, which drew him onto a cover, into which he jumped and succeeded in apprehending Henry Gray, otherwise Moore of Thornford, with 4 pheasants and a gun in his possesion. On Thursday he was brought before John Goudden, Esq and the Rev. John Parsons, who, after hearing the evidence, committed him to Dorchester gaol to hard labour for three months, at the expiration of which time he is to find surities that he do not commit the like offence for 12 months, and in default, that he be imprisoned and kept at hard labour for 6 months. Henry gives his age as 34 and has 4 children.

  In the 1861 Census Henry gives his age as 47 and occupation as Agricultural Labourer he is living with his wife Charlotte aged 51 and six of his children also his grandson Henry son of Wyndham

  In 1881 Census Henry is living on his own aged 66 a Widower in Thornford RG11 /2116 Folio53 Page 16

  Died aged 70 of heart disease & general Dropsy at Coomb Sherbourne Brother in Law John Harvey Present at death

  

Notes on Charlotte Gould

In the 1861 Census Charlotte is aged 51 and is described as wife of agricultural labourer she is living with her husband Henry and six of her children also her Grandson Henry aged 1 son of Wyndham

Charlotte could only make her mark when she Registered Henry James Birth so was probably illiterate

Died in 1877 Aged 67 of Dropsy in Thornford Dorset

Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould had the following children:

Gen6.                i. WYNDHAM6 GRAY (son of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould) was born on 04 Mar 1836 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 08 Jul 1883 in 14 Luscombe St. Kennington Lambeth Surrey. He married Ellen Stocker (daughter of James Stocker and Thomazin Bagwell) on 22 May 1859 in Honiton Devon. She was born on 09 Dec 1841 in Honiton Devon. She died on 21 Jan 1915 in Lambeth.

Gen6.                ii. ELIZABETH GRAY (daughter of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould) was born on 08 Nov 1840 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 03 Mar 1866 in South Australia. She married James Stocker (son of James Stocker and Thomazin Bagwell) on 12 Oct 1863 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He was born on 13 Jan 1839 in Honiton Devon.

Gen6.                      iii. SAMSON CHARLES GRAY (son of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould) was born on 17 Dec 1843 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 07 Dec 1897 in Albury, New South Wales. He married Ann Sophia Loader in Adelaide Australia. She was born on 08 Jul 1850 in Payneham, South Australia, Australia. She died on 13 Feb 1927 in Lavington, New South Wales, Australia.

Gen6.                iv. SUSAN GRAY (daughter of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould) was born on 13 May 1846 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She married Thomas Andrews on 23 Dec 1862.

 Notes for Susan Gray:

In the 1861 census Susan is aged 15 and living with her family and is described as daughter of agricultural labourer RG9/1359 Thornford page 2.

 Notes for Thomas Andrews:

Occupation given when married Mason of full age

Gen6.                v. DAVID JOHN GRAY (son of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould) was born on 09 Dec 1848 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 18 May 1920 in Leah St. Forestville South Australia. He married Mary Ann Rowney on 20 Jul 1868 in Adelaide Australia. She was born in 1851. She died on 05 Apr 1934 in Adelaide Australia.

Gen6.               vi. HENRY JAMES GRAY (son of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould) was born on 10 Aug 1851 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died in Thornford Parish Dorset.

 Notes for Henry James Gray:

  In the 1861 census Henry James known as James is aged 9 and is living with his family in Thornford he is described as son of agricultural labourer

The Birth was Registered 26 Aug 1851 in the District of Sherbourne. Sub District Yetminster

Baptized Thornford Parish 14 September 1851

Gen6.                 vii. MARY ELIZA GRAY (daughter of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould) was born on 11 Oct 1854 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

 Notes for Mary Eliza Gray:

Aged 6 1861 Census records Living with her family in Thornford RG9/1359

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GEN5.                     4. Susanah Gray  (Abel Moore, James Moore, Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore ) was born 25th May 1816 in Thornford she married Mark Taylor 20th March 1836 in Thornford witnesses James King and William Hunt.

Generation 5

Gen5.                      5. Job Gray  (Abel Moore, James Moore, Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore) was born 6th June 1819 in Thornford, died 29th August 1820 in Thornford

Generation 5.

Gen5.                                6.  MARY ANNE5 GRAY (Abel4 Moore, James3 Moore, Thomas2 Moore, Thomas1 Moore) was born on 15 Sep 1822 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 09 Sep 1846 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Mary Anne Gray had the following children:

Gen6.                            i. EDWARD JOHN JOHNSON6 GRAY (son of Mary Anne Gray) was born on 19 Jul 1840 in Thornford Dorset.

 Notes for Edward John Johnson Gray:

Edward was brn 1840 and is described as the bastard son of Mary Gray & John Johnson

He was looked after by his Grandmother Mary Gray and Able Moore. he is shown Living with them and his mother in 1841 aged 10 months and called Edwin . In 1851 the census shows him living Aged 10 with Grandmother Mary Gray aged 64 & Grandfather Abel Moore Aged 80 and called Edward His mother was not with them

Gen6.                              ii. ALFRED GRAY (son of Mary Anne Gray) was born on 24 Dec 1843 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died about 1844.

 Notes for Alfred Gray:

Alfred was brn 24/12/1843 in Thornford and is described as Bastard son of Mary Gray

Gen6.                                 iii. ALFRED ALBAN GRAY (son of Mary Anne Gray) was born on 31 May 1846 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 08 Nov 1846 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

 Notes for Alfred Alban Gray:

Alfred Alban was brn in Thornford 31/5/1846 and is described in the parish record as bastard son of Mary Gray

Generation 5.  

Gen5,              7.  SILAS5 GRAY (Abel4 Moore, James3 Moore, Thomas2 Moore, Thomas1 Moore) was born on 26 Dec 1824 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 21 Mar 1896 in Thornford. He married Charlotte Barrett on 24 Dec 1845 in Thornford. She was born in 1826 in Leigh Dorset.

 Notes for Silas Gray:

At the birth of his son Alfred, Silas gives his occupation as Labourer. In the 1881 Census Silas is aged 60 and is Living with his wife Charlotte aged 56 his unmarried daughter Mary aged 36 (Glover) his son George Gray aged 16 ( Bricklayers labourer ) his son Frank Gray aged 12 (General Labourer) his Grandson Isaac Gray aged 12 Son of Mary Gray and his Grandaughter Elizabeth Susan Gray daughter of Mary Gray. He gives his occupation as Agricultural Labourer. RG11/2116 Folio53 page15. In the 1861 census (RG 9 1359 Page 54) Silas gives his age as 36 and is an agricultural Labourer he is living with his wife Charlotte who also gives her age as 36 and his daughter Mary aged 15, his sons Absolom (Written as Albert) age 12, Alfred age 9, Job age 6, and Daughter Betsey ( Written as Bessy) aged 1

Sherbourne Mercury Saturday 2nd October 1847: Sherbourne Petty Sessions:

Poaching--- Silas Gray, alias Moore and James Gray, alias Moore, two" navvies"of Thornford were charged by Mr. Stephen Reid, game keeper to the Earl of Digby, with be unlawfully in pursuit of game. W Peach, of Longburton proved that he saw Silas Gray fire a gun through a hedge at North Wooton, on the 10th of September, about five o'clock in the evening and afterwards pick up the bird which he shot.

William Collis stated that he heard the report of the gun, and went to see who fired it, when he met Silas coming over the hedge with a Pheasant partialiy concealed in his bosem.

Gray was an old offender having been previously covicted of poaching three times: twice in 1842 and once in 1844. He was fined in the full penalty of £5 and in default was committrd to the House of correction for 3 months with hard labour

Notes for Charlotte Barrett:

In the 1861 census Charlotte is aged 36 and is living in Thornford with her family and is described as wife of agricultural labourer RG9/1359 Folio 54 page 15

In the 1881 Census Charlotte is aged 56 . She gives her occupation as Agricultural Labourer RG11/2116 Folio 53 Page 15

Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett had the following children:


Gen6.                                  i. MARY6 GRAY (daughter of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 12 Jul 1846 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She married George Hatcher on 24 Mar 1885 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He was born in 1819 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen6.                                  ii. ABOSOLAM SILAS GRAY (son of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 06 Feb 1848 in Thornford Parish Dorset.England. He died on 13 Sep 1915 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He married ELIZABETH HAYNES. She was born in 1848. She died on 17 Jun 1933 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen6.                         iii. ALFRED GRAY (son of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 02 Nov 1852 in Thornford Dorset. He married JANE. She was born in 1851 in Bradford Abbas Dorset. She died on 27 Jan 1944 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen6.                         iv EMILY GRAY (daughter of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 21 Mar 1855.

 Notes for Emily Gray:

Emily was Christned in Thornford on March 21st 1855 but died aged 1yr. She was buried in Thornford on March 29th 1856.

Gen6.                          v. JOB JOSIAH GRAY (son of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 14 Jun 1856 in Thornford. He married (1) ELIZABETH JANE MATHEWS. She was born in 1852 in Yetminster. She died before 1893. He met (2) ANNIE MATHEWS (daughter of Unknown and Elizabeth Jane Mathews). She was born in 1871 in Yetminster.

Gen6.                          vi. BETSEY GRAY (daughter of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 15 Sep 1859 in Thornford. She married George Thomas Vowell on 25 Dec 1880 in Thornford. He was born in 1859.

 Notes for Betsey Gray:

In the 1861 Census Betsey is aged 1 and is living in Thornford with her parents and her Sister Mary aged 15 and her brothers Absolem aged 12, Alfred aged 9, and Job aged 6.


Gen6.                                       vii. THOMAS GRAY (son of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 05 Oct 1862 in Thornford. He married Maria Eyers on 11 Oct 1880 in Thornford. She was born in 1859 in Thornford Sherbourne Dorset.

Gen6.                                       viii. GEORGE GRAY (son of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 02 Oct 1864 in Thornford. He married Elizabeth Foot on 25 Dec 1882 in Thornford. She was born in 1862 in Thornford.

Gen6.                             ix. FRANK GRAY (son of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born in 1866 inThornford Dorset. He died about 1956. He married ELIZABETH TOOZE. She was born in 1857. She died on 15 Mar 1940 in Thornford.

 Notes for Frank Gray:

In the 1881 Census Frank is aged 14 and living with his Parents. He gives his occupation as General Labourer.

 Notes for Elizabeth Tooze:

Headstone In Thornford Churchyard reads. In Loving Memory My Dear Wife Elizabeth Gray Who Died March 15th 1940 Aged 83. Peace Perfect Peace

Gen6.                              x. DAVID CHARLES GRAY (son of Silas Gray and Charlotte Barrett) was born on 06 Sep 1868 in Thorn ford Sherbourne Dorset.

 Notes for David Charles Gray:

In the 1881 Census David is aged 12, he is known by his second name Charles and he is living with his Mother and Father and Family and gives his occupation as General labourer.

Generation 5

Gen5.                  8. Ann Gray (Abel Moore, James Moore, Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore.) Was born 28th May 1826 in Thornford

Generation 5    

Gen5.                  9. Eliza Gray (Abel Moore, James Moore, Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore,) was born 10th June 1827 in Thornford

Generation 5.

Gen5.                  10. James Gray (Abel Moore, James Moore, Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore.) Was born 1st June 1828 in Thornford.

Generation5.

Gen5.                   11. Elizabeth Gray (Abel Moore, James,Moore,Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore.) Was born 8th November 1829 in Thornford, and died 10th April 1845 in Thornford.

Notes for Elizabeth Gray

Died aged 15 in a house fire in Thornford

Generation 5

Gen.5.                                    i JAMES5 MOORE (Abel4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born on 13 Oct 1793 in Thornford Sherbourne Dorset. He married (1) GRACE VINCENT. She was born in 1793 in Thornford Sherbourne Dorset. She died before 1881.

Notes for James Moore:

In the 1861 census James is aged 67 and gives his occupation as Agricultural Labourer he is living with his wife Grace and at the time of the Census had his Grandson George aged 12 and his Grandaughter Sarah Jane aged 2 staying with them RG9/1359 Folio 48 page 3 In the 1881 census James is living with his son Edward and his family James gives his occupation as Formerly Agricultural Labourer But he gets his age wrong he gives it as 79 when he shoul be 87

Notes for Grace Vincent:

In the 1861 Census Grace is aged 67 and is living with her husband and 2 Grand children

James Moore and Grace Vincent had the following child:

Gen6.                                        i. CHARLES6 MOORE (son of James Moore and Grace Vincent) was born on 13 Aug 1820 in Thornford. He married (1) FANNY GARRET. He married (2) JEMIMAH FRY. She was born in 1841 in Yetminster.

 Notes for Charles Moore:

In the 1861 Census Charles Gives his age as 39 and is described as married but his wife is not present he is living with Jemimah Fry aged 21 who he describes as his houskeeper although in 1881 he says she is his wife Charles gives his occupation as Sawyer RG9/1359 Folio 52 page 11

In the 1881 census Charles is aged 60 and gives his occupation as Sawyer, he is living with his second wife Jemimah aged 40 described as a Glover born in Yetminster.

Notes for Jemimah Fry:

In the 1861 census Jemimah is living with Charles as his houskeeper and unmarried she gives her age as 21

In the 1881 census Jemimah is aged 40 and living with her husband Charles aged 60 RG11/2116 Folio 53 page 16


Generation 5

 Gen5.                        ii ABEL5 MOORE (Abel4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born on 01 Oct 1802 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He married Mary Ricks (daughter of Charles Ricks and Ann Moore) on 12 Jul 1825 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died before 1861.

 Notes for Abel Moore:

In the 1865 Harrods Directory of Dorset Abel has an entry as a cattle dealer. In the 1861 Census Abel is aged 58 and gives his occupation as cattle dealer and he is a widower he is living in Thornford with his sons Arthur and Stephen and his daughter Sophia. He also has his Grandson William Pierce living with him at the time of the census RG9/1359 Thornford page 5

Abel Moore and Mary Ricks had the following children:

Gen6                                         i. CALEB6 MOORE (son of Abel Moore and Mary Ricks) was born on 02 Apr 1832.

 Gen6.                                         ii. DORCAS MOORE (daughter of Abel Moore and Mary Ricks) was born on 12 Mar 1834.

 Notes for Dorcas Moore:

The 1851 census of Bridgewater Somerset shows Dorcus aged 17 and unmarried living as a visitor with the Ricks family in George Lane Bridgewater Somerset

Gen6                                             iii. LYDIA MOORE (daughter of Abel Moore and Mary Ricks) was born on 27 Jan 1836.

Gen6.                                     iv. ARTHUR MOORE (son of Abel Moore and Mary Ricks) was born on 10 Sep 1842 in Wareham Dorset. He married PRISCILLA LODER. She was born in 1842 in Holwell Dorset.

Gen6.                                               v. STEPHEN MOORE (son of Abel Moore and Mary Ricks) was born in 1845 in Thorn ford Sherbourne Dorset.

 Notes for Stephen Moore:

In the 1861 Census Stephen is aged 16 and living with his Widowed Father and is described as the son of a cattle dealer RG9/1359 Folio 49 page5

Gen6,                                                vi. SOPHIA MOORE (daughter of Abel Moore and Mary Ricks) was born on 26 Mar 1847.

 Notes for Sophia Moore:

In the 1861 census Sophia is aged14 and is living with her Widowed Father and family and is described as a scholar RG9/1359 Folio 49 Page 5

Generation 5

Gen5.                                 iii ARTHUR5 MOORE (Abel4, James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born on 06 May 1805 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He married MARTHA BOND. She was born in 1797 in East Chinnock Somerset.

 Notes for Arthur Moore:

In the 1861 Census Arthur is aged 56 and is an Agricultural Labourer, he is living in Thornford with his wife Martha (RG 9 1359 page 9 )

Notes for Martha Bond:

In the 1861 census Martha is aged 64 and is living with her husband Arthur in Thornford (RG 9 1359 page9)

Arthur Moore and Martha Bond had the following children:

 Gen6.                                             i. ARTHUR6 MOORE (son of Arthur Moore and Martha Bond) was born in 1826.

Gen6.                                              ii. GEORGE MOORE (son of Arthur Moore and Martha Bond) was born on 16 Jan 1831.

Gen6.                                                iii. MARY ANNE MOORE (daughter of Arthur Moore and Martha Bond) was born on 20 Jan 1833.

Gen6.                                             iv. JERIMIAH MOORE (son of Arthur Moore and Martha Bond) was born on 26 Aug 1835.





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