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The Stocker Family of Honiton Devon

Descendants of John Stocker



                                     Generation 1                 

                                        Gen. 1. JOHN1 STOCKER was born about 1690. He married Joan Easton on 03 Jan 1708 in Offwell Honiton Devon. She was born about 1690.

John Stocker and Joan Easton had the following children:


                                                                 Gen2. i. JOSHUA2 STOCKER was born on 05 Oct 1710 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                 Gen.2. ii. NATHANIEL STOCKER was born on 09 Nov 1713 in Offwell Devon. He married SUSSANA.

                                                                 Gen.2 iii. GRACE STOCKER was born on 03 Feb 1716 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                 Gen.2 iv. JOHN STOCKER was born on 28 Jun 1719 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                 Gen.2 v. SAMUEL STOCKER was born on 10 Mar 1722 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                 Gen2. vi. PETER STOCKER was born on 14 Jan 1725 in Offwell, Devon, England.


Generation 2

Gen.2. i NATHANIEL2 STOCKER (John1) was born on 09 Nov 1713 in Offwell Devon. He married SUSSANA.

Nathaniel Stocker and Sussana had the following child:

                                                                         Gen.3. i. NATHANIEL3 STOCKER was born on 15 May 1745 in Offwell Devon. He married ELIZABETH.


Generation 3


                                Gen.3. i. NATHANIEL3 STOCKER (Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 15 May 1745 in Offwell Devon. He married ELIZABETH.

Nathaniel Stocker and Elizabeth had the following children:


                                                                           Gen.4. i. NATHANIEL4 STOCKER was born on 22 Apr 1764 in Offwell Devon. He died on 07 Aug 1839 in Offwell Honiton Devon. He married Ann Gigg on 13 Apr 1789 in Offwell Honiton Devon.

                                                                           Gen.4 ii. ELIZABETH STOCKER was born on 19 May 1766 in Ofwell Devon.


                                                                           Gen.4. iii. JOHN STOCKER was born on 09 Apr 1769 in Offwell Devon. He married SUSSANA. She was born about 1781 in Chardstock Dorset.


Generation 4


                                   Gen.4. NATHANIEL4 STOCKER (Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 22 Apr 1764 in Offwell Devon. He died on 07 Aug 1839 in Offwell Honiton Devon. He married Ann Gigg on 13 Apr 1789 in Offwell Honiton Devon.

Notes for Nathaniel Stocker.

Article from the Western Times Saturday 17th August 1839

 • A lamentable accident occurred at Honiton, on the night of the 7th' inst. Nathaniel Stocker, of Offwell, aged 75 years, had been during the day to Sidbury with a load wood, and it appeared that during the day he had drank freely. On his return he stopped at the Hare and Hounds on Gittisham hill. He left that house about half-past eight in the evening, apparently not the worse for liquor, and walked into Honiton. Between 11 o'clock the Herald coach from London to Exeter, after changing horses at the Swan Inn, had passed over the bridge, and arriving opposite the White Lion Inn, Stocker was seen standing by the side of the road, when suddenly rushed across the road, and falling under the belly of the oft" leader, the horses went over him, and the off' wheels of the coach went over his head before the coachman could succeed in stopping the horses. He was killed on the spot. From the testimony the passengers, not the slightest blame appears to attach to the driver on this melancholy occasion ; and the Rev. V. H. P. Somerset, the Rector, who had passed the coach just as it moved from the Swan Inn, gave evidence which evinced the great caution and steadiness shown by both coachman and guard while he went by with his gig. An inquest was held on the body, before R. H. Aberdcin, Esq. coroner, on the inst. when a verdict Accidental death" was returned, and a deodand of ls. Was levied on the coach wheels, the unwitting performers of the misdeed Much speculative enquiry and reflection might be suggested to the medical philosopher on accidents such as this, arising, it most did, from a confusion on the senses, produced by a peculiar impression of external sights and noises (Ihe glare the coach lamps, and the noise of the wheels) on the nervous system, weakened by excess, and the debility of old age, thus at once rushing into the very danger he wished to avoid. His Death Certificate is signed by the Coroner and confirms the newspaper Story. His Death Cert. (Copy in the possesion of M.P.Gray) gives his age as 76.


Nathaniel Stocker and Ann Gigg had the following children:


                                                                             Gen.5 i. MARY5 STOCKER was born on 31 Jan 1790 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                             Gen5. ii. ELIZABETH STOCKER was born on 29 Jan 1792 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                             Gen5. iii. KEZIAH STOCKER was born on 12 Oct 1794 in Offwell Honiton Devon.

                                                                             Gen5. iv. JOHN STOCKER was born on 01 Jan 1797 in Offwell Honiton Devon. He married Susanna Rein on 05 Oct 1814 in St Thhomas the apostle Exeter Devon. She was born in 1781 in Chardstock Dorset.

                                                                             Gen.5. v.  NATHANIEL STOCKER was born on 23 Jun 1799 in Offwell Devon. He married PHOEBE. She was born about 1811.

                                                                             Gen5. vi. CHARLES STOCKER was born on 20 Jun 1801 in Offwell Honiton Devon. He died. He married ELIZABETH. She was born in 1791 in Monkton, Devon, England.

                                                                             Gen5. vii. REBECCA STOCKER was born on 03 Mar 1805 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                             Gen5. viii. JAMES STOCKER was born on 25 Dec 1809 in Offwell Devon. He married ANN. She was born about 1811 in Hemyock, Devon, England.


                                     Gen4. JOHN4 STOCKER (Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 09 Apr 1769 in Offwell Devon. He married SUSANA. She was born about 1781 in Chardstock Dorset.

John Stocker and Susana had the following child:

                                                                              Gen5. i. JOHN5 STOCKER was born in 1801 in Colyton Devon.


Generation 5


Generation 5.

                                     Gen 5. JOHN5 STOCKER (Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 01 Jan 1797 in Offwell Honiton Devon. He married Susanna Rein on 05 Oct 1814 in St Thomas the apostle Exeter Devon. She was born in 1781 in Chardstock Dorset.

Notes for John Stocker:

At the marriage of his son James in January 1838 John Stocker was described as a laborer and was living in High St. Honiton. In the 1851 census John is aged 83 and is described as a Pauper he is living with his wife Suesanna aged 70 and his unmarried son John aged 50 in West Colwell Offwell Devon in 1841 John was aged 74 and described as an Ag Lab he is living in Offwell Street with wife Susanna aged 63 and son John aged 40

Notes for Susanna Rein:

In 1851 the census shows Suesanna living with her husband and unmarried son. She is aged 70 and they are living in West Colwell, Offwell, Honiton, Devon. Pro Ref HO/107/1863 Folio 93 page 14

John Stocker and Susanna Rein had the following children:

                                                                              Gen.6  i John Stocker brn about 1801

                                                                              Gen6. i. JAMES6 STOCKER was born on 08 Jan 1815 in Offwell Honiton Devon. He married Thomazin Bagwell, daughter of Philip Bagwell and Charlotte Crott, on 04 Jan 1838 in Honiton Devon. She was born on 02 Apr 1815 in Honiton on Otter Devon. She died on 09 Mar 1884 in Queen St Honiton Devon.

                          Gen5. NATHANIEL5 STOCKER (Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 23 Jun 1799 in Offwell Devon. He married PHOEBE. She was born about 1811.

Nathaniel Stocker and Phoebe had the following children:


                                                                               Gen.6 i. ELI6 STOCKER was born about 1830 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                               Gen.6 ii. ELLEN STOCKER was born about 1832 in Offwell Devon.

                                                                               Gen.6 iii. SAMUEL STOCKER was born about 1835.

                                                                               Gen.6 iv. HENRY STOCKER was born about 1839 in Offwell.

                                                                               Gen.6 v. ELIZABETH STOCKER was born about 1844 in Offwell Honiton Devon.

                                                                               Gen.6 vi. NATHANIEL STOCKER was born about 1847 in Widworthy, Devon, England.


                                 Gen5. CHARLES5 STOCKER (Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 20 Jun 1801 in Offwell Honiton Devon. He died. He married ELIZABETH. She was born in 1791 in Monkton, Devon, England.

Charles Stocker and Elizabeth had the following child:


                                                                                Gen.6 i.   JULIA6 STOCKER was born in 1831 in Honiton .Devon England.


Generation 6


                                   Gen.6. JAMES6 STOCKER (John5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 08 Jan 1815 in Offwell Honiton Devon. He married Thomazin Bagwell, daughter of Philip Bagwell and Charlotte Crott, on 04 Jan 1838 in Honiton Devon. She was born on 02 Apr 1815 in Honiton on Otter Devon. She died on 09 Mar 1884 in Queen St Honiton Devon.

Notes for James Stocker:

Made his mark on Ellen's wedding certificate so was probably illiterate. At his wedding to Thomasin Bagwell, James is described as being of full age and a Labourer. In the 1851 Census he is aged 35 and living in Queen St. Honiton and is a Labouror. In the 1881 Census James is aged 66 and still living in queen St. and gives his occupation as a marine stone dealer.

Notes for Thomazin Bagwell:

At her marriage Thomasin is described as of full age and occupation Lacemaker

.In the 1851 Census She is aged 35 and living in Queen st Honiton and is a Lacemaker and in the 1881 Census she is still in Queen St. with her husband James. She is then aged 66 and is still a Lacemaker

Thomasin died at Queen St Honiton on March 9th 1884. Her Daughter Ellen was in attendance at the death.

James Stocker and Thomazin Bagwell had the following children:

                                                                             Gen7. i.   JAMES7 STOCKER was born on 13 Jan 1839 in Honiton Devon. He married (1) ELIZABETH GRAY, daughter of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould, on 12 Oct 1863 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She was born on 08 Nov 1840 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 03 Mar 1866 in South Australia. He married (2) ELIZABETH A NN ROWNEY on 28 Nov 1866 in South Australia. She died on 19 Jun 1872 in Adelaid Australia. He married (3) SARAH ANN SHOCROFT on 09 Aug 1873.

                                                                            Gen.7 ii. ELLEN STOCKER was born on 09 Dec 1841 in Honiton Devon. She died on 21 Jan 1915 in Lambeth. She married Wyndham Gray, son of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould, on 22 May 1859 in Honiton Devon. He was born on 04 Mar 1836 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 08 Jul 1883 in 14 Luscombe St. Kennington Lambeth Surrey.

                          Gen.6  JULIA6 STOCKER (Charles5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born in 1831 in Honiton

.Devon England.

Julia Stocker had the following children:

                                                                             Gen.7 i. NATHANIEL7 STOCKER was born in 1859 in Honiton .Devon England.

                                                                             Gen.7 ii. SARAH STOCKER was born in 1865 in Honiton .Devon England.


Generation 7


                                 Gen.7 . JAMES7 STOCKER (James6, John5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 13 Jan 1839 in Honiton Devon. He married (1) ELIZABETH GRAY, daughter of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould, on 12 Oct 1863 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She was born on 08 Nov 1840 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 03 Mar 1866 in South Australia. He married (2) ELIZABETH ANN ROWNEY on 28 Nov 1866 in South Australia. She died on 19 Jun 1872 in Adelaid Australia. He married (3) SARAH ANN SHOCROFT on 09 Aug 1873.

Notes for James Stocker:

In the 1851 Census James is Living with his Mother and Father in Queen St. Honiton and is aged 12

At the birth of his son Wyndham he is living with his wife in Thornford Dorset and is a Stone Mason. James, along with his wife Elizabeth and his son Wyndham emigrated to Australia. They arrived at Port Adelaid on the Sailing ship Lady Milton on the 29th November 1865

Notes for Elizabeth Gray:

In the 1861 Census RG9/1359 Thornford page 2 she is living at home with her family aged 20 and is unmarried she is described as the daughter of an agricultural labourer. Elizabeth was born in Thornford 8/11/1840 and married James Stocker ( Brother of Ellen Stocker who married her brother Wyndham) on the 12/10/1863 they had a son Wyndham James Stocker born in Thornford and emigrated to Australia with her Husband James and her son Wyndham They arrived in Port Adelaid, South Australia on the sailing ship Lady Milton on the 29/11/1865 she died 4 months later of Chronic Diarrhea


James Stocker and Elizabeth Gray had the following child:


                                                                Gen.8 i. WYNDHAM JAMES8 STOCKER was born on 17 Feb 1864 in Thorn ford Sherbourne Dorset. He died on 15 Jan 1938 in Stansbury Sth. Australia. He married Amy Myrtle Fanny Couzens on 01 Aug 1906 in Parkside Sth Australia. She was born in 1887.


                           Gen7. ELLEN STOCKER (James6, John5, Nathaniel4, Nathaniel3, Nathaniel2, John1) was born on 09 Dec 1841 in Honiton Devon. She died on 21 Jan 1915 in Lambeth. She married Wyndham Gray, son of Henry Gray and Charlotte Gould, on 22 May 1859 in Honiton Devon. He was born on 04 Mar 1836 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 08 Jul 1883 in 14 Luscombe St. Kennington Lambeth Surrey.

Notes for Ellen Stocker:

Ellen married Wyndham Gray in Honiton Devon and moved with him first to Topsham Devon and Then to Lambeth . After Wyndhams death in 1883 the 1891 census shows Ellen living at 14 Luscombe st aged 49 and is described as a Lacemaker With Lottie Gray (Tamson Charlotte) aged 21 Phoebe Gray aged 19 occupation shirt maker David Gray aged 17 and Philip Gray aged 12 and described as a scholar.In the 1881 census Ellen is aged 39 and is living at 6 New wellington Terrace Luscombe St. Lambeth with her husband and family RG11/0605folio 36 page 2

Notes for Wyndham Gray:

Wyndhams death certificate shows that his sister was in attendance at his death and the name is given as M Gibbs, This would have been his sister Mary Eliza

1878 occupation Insurance Agent and at his Death in 1883 aged 47

Wyndham was born 4th March 1836 in Thornford Dorset He left Thornford some time before 1859 and went to Honiton in Devon where he married Ellen Stocker and had two children Henry Gray brn 1859 and James Gray brn 1860/61 at the birth of his son Henry he is working as a Railway Laborer.They then moved to Topsham in Devon where they had two more children Anna Gray brn 1862 and Samson Charles Gray brn 1865. About 1866 they moved to Lambeth South London (Then Surrey) where they had 5 more children Elisabeth Gray brn 1867 Tamson Charlotte Gray brn 1869/70 Phoebe Gray brn 18/4/1872 David John Gray brn 9/3/1874 & Philip Gray brn 28/1/1878. In the 1881 census the whole family is shown living together except James who was then Married. Wyndham is described as a Draper aged 45 and they are living at 6 Wellington Terrace Luscombe St . Lambeth Surrey.RG11/0605 folio 36 page 2 . At the wedding of his son Samson Charles Wyndham is Described as a Credit Draper.

Wyndham Gray and Ellen Stocker had the following children:

                                                                  Gen/8 i. HENRY WYNDHAM8 GRAY was born on 12 Jun 1859 in Queen St. Honiton Devon. He died on 19 Nov 1889 in St Thomas's Hospital Lambeth.

Notes for Henry Wyndham Gray:

In the 1861 Census Henry is aged 1 and living in Thornford Dorset with his Grandparents Henry and Charlotte.RG9/1359 Thornford page 2. In the 1881 census Henry is aged 22 and is living with his family at 6 New Wellington Terrace Luscombe St. Lambeth. RG11/0605 folio 36 page 2

                                                                  Gen8. ii. JAMES GRAY was born about 1861 in Honiton Devon. He died on 13 Jul 1908 in Workhouse Infimary Brook St. Kennington Lambeth. He married Emma Bagwell, daughter of Nathan Bagwell and Mary Banbury, on 18 Apr 1880 in All Saints Church Newington Parish Of St Saviour Surrey. She was born on 03 Oct 1861 in Honiton .Devon England. She died on 27 Jun 1908 in 35 Neptune St. South Lambeth.

                                                                  Gen.8 iii. ANNA GRAY was born about 1862 in Topsham Devon.

Notes for Anna Gray:

In the 1881 census Anna is aged 19 and is living with her family at 6 New Wellington Terrace Luscombe St Lambeth RG11/0605 folio 36 page 2

                                                                  Gen.8.  iv. SAMSON CHARLES GRAY was born about 1865 in Topsham Devon. He died in 1965 in Nkana Northern Rhodesia( now Zambia). He married Laura Pettunia Fanny Chapman, daughter of James William Chapman, on 26 Oct 1895 in St Anns Church Lambeth. She was born in 1871. She died about 1953 in Nkana Northern Rhodesia ( now Zambia).

                                                                   Gen.8.  v. ELIZABETH GRAY was born about 1867.

Notes for Elizabeth Gray:

Elizabeth was one of the witness at her sister Tamson's Wedding. In the 1881 census Elizabeth is aged 14 and is living with her family at 6 New Wellington Terrace Luscombe St. Lambeth RG11/0605 folio 36 page2

                                                                   Gen.8 vi. TAMSON CHARLOTTE GRAY was born about 1869 in Lambeth Surrey. She married John George Bambery, son of John Bambery, on 25 Aug 1894 in St. Anns Parish Church Lambeth. He was born about 1869.

Notes for Tamson Charlotte Gray:

On her wedding Certificate Tamson gives her address as 9 Luscombe St Lambeth. In the 1881 census Tamson (Misspelt as Famson) is aged 12 and living with her family at 6 New Wellington Terrace Luscombe St. Lambeth. RG11/0605 folio 36 page 2

Notes for John George Bambery:

On his wedding certificate John George gives his address as 9 Luscombe St. Lambeth and his occupation as Sawyer

                                                                     Gen.8. vii. PHOEBE GRAY was born on 18 Apr 1872 in 6 New Wellington terrace Luscombe St . Lambeth.London. She married FREDERICK WILLIAM BROOKS.

                                                                      Gen8. viii. DAVID JOHN GRAY was born on 09 Mar 1874 in 6 New Wellington terrace Luscombe St Lambeth. He died on 14 Aug 1933 in Honiton Farm Nega Nega Northern Rhodesia. He married MARY JANE ZELLEY. She was born on 14 May 1873 in Weymouth Dorset. She died on 19 Jan 1960 in Honiton Farm Nega Nega Northern Rhodesia.

                                                                       Gen.8 ix. PHILIP GRAY was born on 28 Jan 1878 in 6 Wellington Terrace Luscombe St. Wandsworth Rd. Lambeth.

Notes for Philip Gray:

In the 1881 census Philip is aged 3 and is living with his family at 6 New Wellington Terrace Luscobe St. Lambeth RG11/0605 Folio 36 Page 2 1901 census Philip is living with his widowed Mother at 14 Luscombe St and is aged 23 his occupation is News vendor and is working for himself Philip emigrated to Australia Joined Australian Army 1/11/1916 Pte Gray Philip 6581 2nd MG Br Returned to Australia 1/5/1919


Generation 8

                                Gen8. JAMES8 GRAY (Ellen7 Stocker, James6 Stocker, John5 Stocker, Nathaniel4 Stocker, Nathaniel3 Stocker, Nathaniel2 Stocker, John1 Stocker) was born about 1861 in Honiton Devon. He died on 13 Jul 1908 in Workhouse Infimary Brook St. Kennington Lambeth.   He married Emma Bagwell, daughter of Nathan Bagwell and Mary Banbury, on 18 Apr 1880 in All Saints Church Newington Parish Of St Saviour Surrey. She was born on 03 Oct 1861 in Honiton .Devon England. She died on 27 Jun 1908 in 35 Neptune St. South Lambeth.

Notes for James Gray:

1881 Census occupation Railway Porter .1884 Railway laborer

James Gray Occupation Scaffolder 1907 at marriage of his son Sampson Charles

He Was born in Honiton Devon and Moved to Lambeth with his family.He married Emma Bagwell on 18th April 1880 and they gave their address as 97 Elsted St. At his marriage James gave his age as 21 but in the 1881 census a year later He is living at 17 Walters St Lambeth and gave his age as 20. In the 1891 Census James is living with his wife and two sons Samson and Nathan, he is 30 years old and a Railway Carman

At the birth of his daughter Phoebe he gives his profession as Builders laborour and is living at 103 Wandsworth Rd.

In 1901 James is living at 103 Wandsworth Rd with his wife Emma, his 4 sons, Samson Nathanial, Henry, and James and his daughter Phoebe, his occupation is given as Builders Scaffolder and his age as 40

James died in the Workhouse infirmary Brook st Lambeth. of Chronic nephritis Uraemia Certified by F.W.W.Smith MRCS. His home address at this time is given as 35 Neptune St South Lambeth.His son Samson Charles Gray of 57 Pascal St South Lambeth was in attendance at the death. He died on the 13th July 1908 Aged 48

In 1893 at the birth of his son Henry John, James is living at 23 Dawlish St South Lambeth

In the 1891 Census James is Living at 23 Dawlish St Kennington. His age is given as 30 and his occupation as a Railway Carman. He is living with his wife and sons Samson and Nathan

Notes for Emma Bagwell:

In the 1881 Census Emma is shown as aged 19. She gives her age as 20 on her marriage certificate in 1880 but she would have still only have been 18. in the 1891 census Emma is living with her husband James and their two sons Samson and Nathan at 23 Dawlish St. Lambeth and she is aged 29. In the 1901 census Emma is aged 39 and is living with her husband and 5 children at 103 Wandsworth Rd.

Death Notes:

Emma died of Chronic brights disease 2 yrs and exhaustion on 27th June 1908. She was 48 yrs old. She died at home 35 Neptune Street South Lambeth and was attented by her son Samson Charles Gray who was living at 51 Pascal Street Wandsworth Rd.

James Gray and Emma Bagwell had the following children:

                                                                       Gen.9 i. WYNDHAM9 GRAY was born in 1883. He died on 17 Aug 1884 in 14 Luscombe St. Kennington Lambeth Surrey.  

                                                                       Gen9. ii. SAMSON CHARLES GRAY was born on 04 Feb 1887 in Kennington Lambeth Surrey. He died on 16 Jun 1969 in St James Hospital Balham. He married Margaret Annie Brittle, daughter of Henry Francis Brittle and Sarah Ann Fraser, on 25 Dec 1907 in All saints Church Sth Lambeth Surrey. She was born on She died on 25 May 1982 in St Helier18 Apr 1889 in 6 Gloucester St. Vauxhall Lambeth. Hospital Carshalton Surrey.

                                                                      Gen9. iii. NATHAN DAVID GRAY was born on 16 Feb 1889 in Lambeth Surrey. He died in 1965. He married (1) CAROLINE MINNIE WELLS. He married (2) POLLY.

                                                                      Gen9. iv. HENRY JOHN GRAY was born on 20 Dec 1893 in 23 Dawlish St South Lambeth Surrey. He died on 28 Sep 1971 in St Helier Hospital Carshalton. He married Frances Mary Fox, daughter of William Fox and Sarah Jane Byrne, on 15 Jun 1915 in Christchurch Battersea. She was born on 19 Jul 1894 in 26 Orville Rd. Battersea. She died on 30 Dec 1953 in 25 Stainforth Rd Battersea S.W.11.

                                                                      Gen9. v.  JAMES GRAY was born in 1897 in Lambeth Surrey. He married CISSIE NORRIS.

                                                                      Gen9. vi. PHOEBE GRAY was born on 11 Apr 1900 in 103 Wandsworth Rd Lambeth Surrey. She died on 31 Oct 1983 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. She married Reginald Robert Cornish on 28 Nov 1926 in Ontario Canada.

Notes for Phoebe Gray:

In the 1901 census Phoebe is aged 11mths and is living with her family at 103 Wandsworth Rd.

Phoebe became Orphaned in 1908 and was admitted to Barnados on the 14th Aug 1911. The following is an extract from a letter from Barnados obtained in 1990 by Les Gray (Son of Jim Gray Phoebe's brother).

When phoebe grey was admitted to Barnados on 4th August 1908 it was recorded that she was born on 20th August 1899. On admission it was stated that Phoebe was an Orphan and she came into Barnados from the care of the Guardians of Lambeth Union (Workhouse), Her two Sisters Elizabeth and Ellen remained in the care of the Guardians, It was stated that her Brother Charles (Samson Charles Gray) lived at South Lambeth. Phoebe was brought to our Girls Village Home, here at Barkinside where she stayed in Clarellen Cottage. The Office from which I write this letter is situated on the site of the Girls Village Home and some of the original cottages still remain.

It is recorded that shortly before Phoebe went to Canada on 19th September 1911,her brother James, a soldier in the Hussars visited her at the Girls Village Home. He was shortly to leave for India and had no objection to Phoebe's emigration to Canada. On the 14th September 1911Phoebe's Grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Gray of Luscombe Street, Wandworth Road South West London, sent a postcard confirming that Phoebe had been born on 11th April 1900. This date, of course differs from that stated when Phoebe was originally admitted. Also Phoebe's surname was spelt Grey on admission but subsequently changed to Gray in the records. Unfortunately the names of the Girls parents were not recorded nor when or how the children lost their parents.

On the 23rd September 1911, Phoebe sailed to Canada aboard the S.S Corinthian arriving on the 10th October 1911 at Quebec. On arrival in Canada, Phoebe was placed with a foster family, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvenus Ray, at Little Britain Ontario, who were farmers. However Phoebe did not settle well and was returned to the Margaret Cox Home for Girls at Peter borough, Ontario, which was the Barnados home for Girls in Canada. She was then placed with Mrs. Margaret Leadley at Cookstown on 5th February 1912 but unfortunately caught Scarlet Fever and on the 23rd April 1912 she came back to the Margaret Cox home for a period of convalescence.

It is recorded that Phoebe had three more moves in quick succession but was eventually settled in with Mrs. John Pinkham at Little Britain, on 19th December 1912.

In July 1913 when a Barnados worker called to see her in her home, Phoebe was said to be in good health and was attending School, Sunday School and Church and Mrs. Pinkham said she was the best girl she had ever had.

In July 1914 Phoebe was placed with Mr. and Mrs. John Medland at Little Britain to take wages but this job did not work out and in August 1914 she went to Mrs. James Batemen at Tweed Ontario where she was said to be happy and kindly treated by all. In May 1915, Phoebe went to work for Mrs. Coulsdon at Shanty Bay, but this job did not last long as Mrs. Coulsdon said she did not need her help anymore. Then in Feb 1916 Phoebe went to work for Mrs, John Lang at Coburg where she was to stay for the next ten years and in fact until she was married. During her time with the Lang Family, it is recorded that Phoebe was on very good terms with her employer, Miss Ada Lang and she was a sensible, practical; girl. The records are not clear who Mrs. John Lang was. It was recorded that Miss Ada Lang had a brother but his name is not stated.

It is recorded that Phoebe married Reg Cornish on 28th November 1926.

                                                                 Gen.9 vii. ELIZABETH ANNA GRAY was born on 11 Jul 1901 in Lambeth. She married Norman Ernest Yeo on 28 Apr 1928 in Ontario Canada.

Notes for Elizabeth Anna Gray:

Elizabeth was born 11th July 1901. In June 1908 her Mother died and the following month july her Father passed away in the workhouse infirmary. Elizabeth was 7 yrs old. The family were not in a situation to look after her or her brothers and sisters and so Elizabeth, Sister Phoebe, Sister Ellen and Brother James were taken into care by the Lambeth Union Guardians (Workhouse), When Elizabeth was 11 years old she was transfered, from the Lambeth Union, as an Orphan to Barnados. The following is an extract from a Letter obtained from Banados by Les Gray son of James Gray who was Elizabeth's brother.

Elizabeth came into Barnado's about a year later than Phoebe on 17th July 1912and it was recorded that she was an orphan and her sister Ellen remained in the care of the Lambeth Guardians. Her date of bith was given as 11th July 1901.Elizabeth was brought to our Girls Village Home here at Barkinside and she stayed in Ilex Cottage. Shortly before she emigrated to Canada her aunt Mrs. Banbury ( Tamson Charlotte Gray) of Luscombe St, Wandsworth South London, visited her here. She asked if Barnadoe's would make sure that Elizabeth and Phoebe wrote to their Grandmother. Elizabeth sailed to Canada on 19th September 1912 aboard the S.S.Sicilian arriving in Quebec on 30th September 1912. On arrival in Canada Elizabeth was placed on 4th October 1912 with a foster mother, Mrs. Richard Blyth of Myrtle Station Ontario, where she stayed untill she was old enough to earn wages. While there Elizabeth was said to be good and getting on nicely, attending school, Sunday School, and church. On 24th September 1914 lizabeth was placed with Mrs. Clarke R. Miller at Sarnia where she was well liked and happy Elizabeth moved twice with this family to Hobart in April 1915 and then to Vasey in June 1916 Elizabeth changed her job in August 1916 and went to work for Mrs. Stanley Crozall at Uxbridge, Ontario staying for about two years. In September 1918 she went to Mrs. Arthur Gilroy at Myrtle Station and in June 1919 to Mrs. Norman Fair, Mrs. Gilroys Sister at Uxbridge, to help out during a period of sickness there. Elizabeth then returned to Mrs. Gilroy in February 1920. In March 1922 Elizabeth went to work for Mrs, Dryden at Maple Leaf Farm, Brooklin, eventually taking a job later that year with Mr and Mrs. Lundy at Port Perry where she was very happy. By this time, of course Elizabeth was 21


Signed Mrs. Marjorie Stoner

Admin Assistant

After Care Section

Elizabeth married Norman Ernest Yeo on 28th April

                                                                                Gen.9 viii Ellen Gray was born on 5th May 1903 in Lambeth Kennington London, England. She died in 1986 in Canada. She married Arthur Lloyd                                    

Notes for Ellen Gray:

                                         Gen8. SAMSON CHARLES8 GRAY (Ellen7 Stocker, James6 Stocker, John5 Stocker, Nathaniel4 Stocker, Nathaniel3 Stocker, Nathaniel2 Stocker, John1 Stocker) was born about 1865 in Topsham Devon. He died in 1965 in Nkana Northern Rhodesia( now Zambia). He married Laura Pettunia Fanny Chapman, daughter of James William Chapman, on 26 Oct 1895 in St Anns Church Lambeth. She was born in 1871. She died about 1953 in Nkana Northern Rhodesia ( now Zambia).

Notes for Samson Charles Gray:

At his wedding Samson is aged 30 and Living at 9 Luscombe St. His occupation is Mineral water Traveller. In the 1881 census Sampson ( called Charles) is aged 16 and living with his family at 6 New Wellington Terrace Luscombe St. Lambeth RG11/0605 folio 36 page 2, On the 25th September 1884 Samson Joined the ist Bat Royal Fusiliers No 1462 he gave his age as 18yrs and 10 months.he is described as being 5ft 4" tall and weighing 118 llbswith blue eyes fresh complection and sandy hair with an Anchor tatoo on left forearm and an Anchor and flag on right forearm. On 15 December 1884 he is sent to Gibralter and on the 14 December 1885 he is sent to Egypt he stays there untill 9th January 1888 and then is sent to the East Indies where he stays untill 21 Feb 1892 when he leaves for home. He is discharged on the 29 September 1896. In 1939 Samson went to S Africa and then on to Northern Rhodesia where he and his family farmed near Nega Nega Railway siding close to his Brother David John's farm called Honiton Farm.

Samson Charles Gray and Laura Pettunia Fanny Chapman had the following child:

                                                                           Gen.9 i. CHARLES WYNDHAM JAMES9 GRAY was born in 1898 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England. He married PATRICIA E VAN REENAN. She was born in 1905 in Springs Gauteng South Africa.

                                       Gen8. PHOEBE8 GRAY (Ellen7 Stocker, James6 Stocker, John5 Stocker, Nathaniel4 Stocker, Nathaniel3 Stocker, Nathaniel2 Stocker, John1 Stocker) was born on 18 Apr 1872 in 6 New Wellington terrace Luscombe St . Lambeth.London. She married FREDERICK WILLIAM BROOKS.

Notes for Phoebe Gray:

In the 1881 census Phoebe is aged 10 and is living with her family at 6 New Wellington Terrace Luscombe St. Lambeth. RG11/0605 folio 36 page 2 In the 1901 census Phoebe is married and her surname is Brooks she is aged 29 and has a daughter Ellen aged 7 her occupation is dressmaker and she is living with her widowed Mother and her brother Philip and her daughter at 14 Luscombe St. Lambeth. At the birth of her daughter Ellen Mary, Phoebe was living with her husband Frederick William Brooks at 45 Larkhall Lane Lambeth.

Frederick William Brooks and Phoebe Gray had the following child:

                                                                   Gen.9 i. ELLEN MARY9 BROOKS was born on 23 Oct 1893 in 45 Larkhall Lane Lambeth Surrey.

Notes for Ellen Mary Brooks:

In the 1901 census Ellen is living with her Mother and Grandmother along with her Uncle Phil;ip at 14 Luscombe St Lambeth

                                  Gen8 . DAVID JOHN8 GRAY (Ellen7 Stocker, James6 Stocker, John5 Stocker, Nathaniel4 Stocker, Nathaniel3 Stocker, Nathaniel2 Stocker, John1 Stocker) was born on 09 Mar 1874 in 6 New Wellington terrace Luscombe St Lambeth. He died on 14 Aug 1933 in Honiton Farm Nega Nega Northern Rhodesia. He married MARY JANE ZELLEY. She was born on 14 May 1873 in Weymouth Dorset. She died on 19 Jan 1960 in Honiton Farm Nega Nega Northern Rhodesia.

Notes for David John Gray:

In the 1881 census David is aged 6 and is living with his family at 6 New Wellington Terrace Luscombe St. Lambeth RG 11/0605 folio 36 page 2

At the birth of his Son Wyndham in 1899 David gives his occupation as Railway Porter and is living at 20 Luscombe St. Lambeth

David John went to South Africa and liked it so much he sent for his family and settled in Teaksworth in the Transvaal. and worked as a Ganger on the South African Railways. David enlisted to fight in the Boer War after which he was given land under the Soldier/Settler scheme in Northern Rhodesia {now Zambia) in 1910 and Established Honiton Farm in the bush next to Nega Nega Railway siding. His Brother Samson Charles and his wife farmed just across the railway line from Honiton farm near Nega Nega siding.

Notes for Mary Jane Zelley:

In the 1901 Census Mary is living 4 doors away from her Mother in Law Ellen Gray at 20 Luscombe St and is aged 27. She gives her occupation as Dressmaker. She is living with her daughter Ellen aged 2 and her son Wyndham aged 1. Her husband David John Gray does not show on the census.

David John Gray and Mary Jane Zelley had the following children:

                                                                             Gen9. I ELLEN9 GRAY was born in 1898 in Lambeth Surrey.

                                                                             Gen9. ii. WYNDHAM GRAY was born on 28 Aug 1899 in 20 Luscombe St. Lambeth.

                                                                             Gen9. iii. WILLIAM GRAY was born on 23 Jul 1905 in Teakworth Transvaal S Africa. He died on 24 Aug 1979.

                                                                              Gen9. iv. DAVID JOHN GRAY was born on 22 Nov 1906. He died on 10 Apr 1931.

                                                                               Gen.9 v. DOROTHY GRAY was born on 21 Nov 1909. She died on 23 Feb 1980.

                                                                               Gen.9 vi. KATHLENE GRAY.


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