Jonas Greatrex, 18051870 (aged 65 years)

Name
Jonas /Greatrex/
Given names
Jonas
Surname
Greatrex
Name
Jonas /Greatrix/
Given names
Jonas
Surname
Greatrix
Birth
Baptism
Baptism of a brother
Baptism of a brother
Birth of a son
1822 (aged 16 years)
Religious marriage
Address: St Mary's
Baptism of a son
Birth of a son
1828 (aged 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
after 1828 (aged 22 years)
Note: Marriage indicates she was a minor at the time.

Marriage indicates she was a minor at the time.

Irish Parish records online - mismatched:
Mary Greatrix - 30/08/1838
Parish of St John's, Co. Limerick; RC
Father: Edward reatrix; Mother: Ellen Hanrahan

Emigration
September 11, 1834 (aged 29 years)
Immigration
Military
British Army
from June 26, 1826 to December 31, 1840 (aged 35 years)
Agency: 50th Regiment of Foot
Birth of a daughter
Birth of a daughter
Note: NSW BDM Index: V18401005 133/1840 GREATRIX HELEN JONAS MARY
Religion
Roman Catholic
1842 (aged 36 years)
Marriage of a son
Address: St Marys
Co. Limerick
Birth of a son
Note: NSW BDM Index: V18451692 134/1845 GREATRIX WILLIAM JONAS MARY
Birth of a son
Residence
Address: Goulburn St
Baptism of a son
Marriage
Marriage of a daughter
witness: Jonas Greatrex (aged 44 years) — father-in-law father
Marriage of a daughter
Address: St Laurence Church of England,
Sydney
Marriage of a daughter
Residence
Address: Parramatta Road
Occupation
Tin Smith
1868 (aged 62 years)
Address: Parramatta Rd,
Ashfield
Death of a son
Cause: Consumption
Burial of a son
Cemetery: Roman Catholic Cemetery, Windsor
Marriage of a son
Address: Christ Church
Church of England
Death
Cause of death: CHRONIC DISEASE OF THE LIVER AND DIARRHOEA
Informant: Thomas Greatrex (aged 22 years) — son
Burial
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery Petersham
Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage Marriage
brother
-3 years
brother
-3 years
himself
18051870
Birth: before February 20, 1805 St Mary's Parish, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Death: March 27, 1870Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
-3 years
sister
Family with Mary Owens
himself
18051870
Birth: before February 20, 1805 St Mary's Parish, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Death: March 27, 1870Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18081875
Birth: about 1808 Co. Limerick, Ireland
Death: December 5, 1875Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageFebruary 24, 1824St Mary's Parish, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
5 years
daughter
18281907
Birth: after 1828 22 20
Death: December 6, 1907Jilliby, New South Wales, Australia
7 years
daughter
18351894
Birth: February 11, 1835 29 27 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 12, 1894Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
13 years
son
18471908
Birth: October 7, 1847 42 39
Death: April 14, 1908Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia
-25 years
son
18281868
Birth: 1828 22 20
Death: January 9, 1868Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
19 years
daughter
18401922
Birth: about 1840 34 32 New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 15, 1922
6 years
son
18451928
Birth: about 1845 39 37 New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 12, 1928
Birth
Baptism
Religious marriage
Emigration
Immigration
Military
Religion
Residence
Residence
Occupation
Death
Burial
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.

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