Damper in a Wok : A Mixed-up Australian Family Tree

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Jonas GreatrexAge: 65 years18051870

Name
Jonas Greatrex
Given names
Jonas
Surname
Greatrex

Jonas Greatrix

Name
Jonas Greatrix
Given names
Jonas
Surname
Greatrix
Birth before February 20, 1805
Baptism February 20, 1805
Baptism of a brotherMichael Greatrix
May 31, 1808 (Age 3 years)
Baptism of a brotherEdward Greatricks
July 4, 1811 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a son
#1
John Greatrex
1822 (Age 16 years)

Birth of a son
#2
John Greatrex
1822 (Age 16 years)

Religious marriageMary OwensView this family
February 24, 1824 (Age 19 years)
Address: St Mary's
Baptism of a sonJohn Greatrex
December 28, 1824 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#3
John Greatrex
1828 (Age 22 years)

Note: Age derived from immigration application. Not consisten with baptismal record. Age misstatement at during emigration is a possibility.
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary Ann Greatrix
after 1828 (Age 22 years)

Note: Marriage indicates she was a minor at the time.
Emigration September 11, 1834 (Age 29 years)

Immigration January 5, 1835 (Age 29 years)
Military
British Army
from June 26, 1826 to December 31, 1840 (Age 21 years)

Agency: 50th Regiment of Foot
Birth of a daughter
#5
Catherine Greatrex
February 11, 1835 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Ellen Greatrix
about 1840 (Age 34 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: V18401005 133/1840 GREATRIX HELEN JONAS MARY
Religion
Roman Catholic
1842 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#7
William Greatrex
about 1845 (Age 39 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: V18451692 134/1845 GREATRIX WILLIAM JONAS MARY
Birth of a son
#8
Thomas Greatrex
October 7, 1847 (Age 42 years)

Residence 1849 (Age 43 years)
Address: Goulburn St
Baptism of a sonThomas Greatrex
November 7, 1849 (Age 44 years)

MarriageWilliam Joseph MorrisMary Ann GreatrixView this family
December 31, 1849 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
William George “George” Morris
September 5, 1851 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Louisa Morris
March 6, 1852 (Age 47 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: V18521502 38A/1852 MORRIS LOUISA JOHN CATHERINE
Birth of a grandson
#3
Joseph Morris
May 20, 1854 (Age 49 years)
Baptism of a grandsonJoseph Morris
July 16, 1854 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Maria Morris
about 1857 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Elizabeth Jane Morris
June 25, 1859 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Charlotte Morris
about 1860 (Age 54 years)

Note: NSW BDM Index: 8061/1860 MORRIS CHARLOTTE WILLIAM J MARY MACDONALD RIVER
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Eliza Morris
about 1862 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8
Thomas Charles Morris
November 13, 1864 (Age 59 years)
Note: Hand written note from Minnie Irene gives date of 13 Nov 1864.
Residence 1864 (Age 58 years)
Address: Parramatta Road
Baptism of a grandsonThomas Charles Morris
January 8, 1865 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9
Joseph Morris
about 1867 (Age 61 years)

Note: NSW BDM Index: 7694/1867 MORRIS JOSEPH WILLIAM J MARY BRISBANE WATER
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Ellen Greatrex
about 1868 (Age 62 years)

Note: Rookwood record suggests she was aged 99 at death.
Death of a sonJohn Greatrex
January 9, 1868 (Age 62 years) Age: 40
Cause: Consumption
Burial of a sonJohn Greatrex
February 11, 1868 (Age 62 years)
Cemetery: Roman Catholic Cemetery, Windsor
Occupation
Tin Smith
1868 (Age 62 years)
Address: Parramatta Rd, Ashfield
Death March 27, 1870 (Age 65 years) Age: 64
Informant: Thomas Greatrexson
Cause of death: CHRONIC DISEASE OF THE LIVER AND DIARRHOEA
Burial March 29, 1870 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery Petersham
Last change August 18, 201505:28:59

by: Kerry Choy
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Marriage:
younger brother
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younger brother
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Family with Mary Owens - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 24, 1824St Mary's Parish, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
5 years
daughter
7 years
daughter
13 years
son
-25 years
son
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daughter
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Note
No sources identified but http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/shipsthe50th.htm cites Jonas as being a soldier of the 50th. Payroll musters for the 50th also mention Jonas Greatrix.
Note
Clipped from a web forum: there are a few errors but some other leads to follow. ---------------------------------------------- Cianne 27-10-2010, 2:26 AM Thank you Niall, for listing your surname interests. Here is some information for you: Note: Jonas Greatwiks; Jonas Greatrex; John Greatrex; John Greatrix; John Grotrix; Jns Greybrigs: I believe these are all the same person - Jonas Greatrex, my 3x great-grandfather, who lived in Ashfield, Sydney during the years mentioned. Jonas Greatrex (1806-1870), his wife Mary Owen and their daughters, Mary Ann (1829-1905) and Catherine (1835-1894) arrived in Australia in 1839 on the "Forth". Catherine - my great-great-grandmother- was born during the voyage. In 1862, Jonas Greatwiks paid deposits John Greatwiks aged 28, his wife and 4 children aged 10, 8, 6 and 4 from High Street, Limerick City. John was a tinplate worker. The Parish Priest of St John's, Limerick provided character references . The family arrived on the "Ocean Empress". [Greatwiks - Did Jonas have a speech defect - unable to sound ‘r’?] In 1863, Jonas Greatrex paid deposits for James Enright aged 31, his wife Eliza, and their children Belinda aged 7, Thomas aged 3 and Joseph aged 1. I have no record of the Enright family's arrival. Also in 1863, John Greatrex paid a deposit for Johanna Mara, a servant aged 22. Johanna arrrived on the"Morning Star" In 1963, John Greatrix paid deposits for Daniel McCarty (McCarthy) a labourer aged 18; and Mary McCarty (McCarthy) a servant aged 20 - both from Ballingarry, Co. Limerick. Character references were from the Ballingarry Parish Priest. Daniel and Mary arrived on the "Morning Star". Note on the immigration book for this ship: Daniel and Alice, travelled separately on this voyage. Alice gave information that she had a cousin, John Grotrix, in Ashfield, Sydney, NSW. Daniel had a friend, Jns Greybrigs, in Ashfield, Sydney, NSW. In 1876, Edward Greatorex paid deposits for James Greatorex, a labourer aged 17. He arrived on the "Earl Dalhousie"; and Ellen Greatorex, a servant aged 40 - no record of her arrival. Both were from 6 Mary Street, Limerick City. Character references were provided by James Sinright from the same address. [James Sinright is possibly James Enright, who was sponsored by Jonas in 1863, and didn't arrive here.] The Immigration Book for this ship and voyage gave this information on James: His parents were Edward and Ellen, living at George Street, Sydney NSW Australia In 1877, James Greatorex paid deposits for Ellen Enright, a servant aged 48; and her son, Joseph Enright, a baker aged 16. Both were from Mary Street, Limerick. Their referee was William Delaney from John Street, Limerick.
Shared note
50th Foot - Excerpts from "The History of the Fiftieth" by "Detachments of the regiment were sent to New South Wales in 1833, and the regiment, under the command of Lietenant-Colonel Wodehouse, landed in that colony on the 21st of November, 1834. Three companies were sent to Tasmania and two to Norfolk Island, of which Major Anderson, 50th Regiment, was appointed commandant." pp198-199 "The 50th Regiment recieved orders to hold itself in readiness to embark for Bengal, to relieve the 49th, on the 11th December, 1839. The head-quarters and first division of the regiment embarked at Sydney, under Major Anderson, K.H. (Colonel Wodehouse, commanding, having been invalided), in the ship "Crusader," on the 29th January 1841, and the second division under Major Ryan, in the ship "Lady McNaughten," on the 30th of that month, leaving one company under Brevet-Major Sergeant to follow with the recruits expeted from England. This last party was afterwards shipwrecked in Torres Straights, and the ship "Ferguson," which carried them, became a total wreck." p200.
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