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b.c.1750 & Janet Scott & Family
b.c 1778 & Janet Weatherspoon & Family
Gorrie 1827-1906 & Mary Ann Edwards & Family
Gorrie 1860 & (1) Jane Penberthy (2) Ester Ivey & Family
William Gorrie c.1750
1st Known Generation
Born: William Gorrie would have been born in
the late 1750's.
Married: Janet Scott 3rd March
1776 Methven Scotland.
Wife born: Janet Scott born
c. 1755 Methven Perth Scotland / Abernathie Scotland. (Possibly
the daughter of Laurence Scott and Jean Rantoul who were married
12 July 1741 Rhynd Perthshire.)
Family of William
& Janet Gorrie
The birth dates
for children found in Old Parish records in Methven.
WILLIAM2 GORRIE, b. 13 Jul 1777, Scotland; d.
Died Very Young.
JOHN GORRIE, b. 16 May 1779, Scotland.
ELIZABETH GORRIE, b. 30 Sep 1781, Scotland.
LAWRENCE GORRIE, b. 21 Mar 1783, Scotland.
JAMES GORRIE, b. 01 Apr 1787; d. 12 Feb 1834, Pitcairn
Redgorton Scotland Age 45yrs.; m. JANET WETHERSPOON, 19 Nov
1809, Methven Scotland; b. 1790, ? Scotland. (my direct
MAY GORRIE, b. 25 Dec 1791, Scotland. Unmarried. Occupation
WILLIAM GORRIE, b. 04 Jan 1795, Scotland; d. 09 Jul 1872,
Scotland Age84yrs.; m. ANN YOUNG, 12 Oct 1817, Methven Scotland;
Ann b. 1795, Scotland; d. 14 Feb 1876, Scotland Age81yrs..
MARGARET GORRIE, b. 22 May 1796, Scotland.
HELEN GORRIE, b. 13 Jan 1799, Scotland.
MARY GORRIE, b. 10 Jan 1801, Scotland.
ANDREW GORRIE, b. 09 Jul 1803, Scotland.
James Gorrie 1787
James Gorrie was a Paper Maker
and Block Printer. He
baptised on 1st April 1787 in Scotland the son of
William Gorrie and Janice Scott.
married Janet Weatherspoon in Methven Scotland on 19th
Janice/Janet Weatherspoon was born in Scotland 1790
parents are unknown.
1841-51: The Scottish 1841 census states Janet Gorrie was
living at Ruthven and aged 50yrs, her occupation printfield. She
was then living with 6 of her children James 20, Henry c.20,
Thomas 15, Andrew c.15, David 12. In
the 1851 census she was by
then 60years and a widow, still living with their mother were
James 32, Henry 30, David 22, Janet 20.
Death: James died on 12th February 1834 aged
45years at Pitcairn Redgorton Scotland.
James and Janet Gorrie
GORRIE, b. 20 Dec 1810, Bridgetown Scotland; d. 05 Feb
1866, Cromwell Park Scotland; m. GRACE DUFF, 02 Jan
1842, Scotland; b. 1813, Little Dunk Island Scotland
WILLIAM GORRIE, b. 27 Feb 1815, Woodend Methven Scotland; d.
1871, Vic Aust. (No.07127) Age54yrs.; m. JEAN / JANE DAVIE /
DAVIES, ?; b. 1816; d. 1887, Age 75yrs.Ballarat East (No.11810).
William with his wife Jane
and their 4 children, came to Australia with his brothers Andrew
and Henry They arrived Victoria Australia in 1854 aboard
the ship "Lightening".
Family of William & Jane
1. James Gorrie
2. John Gorrie
3. William Gorrie
4. Janet Gorrie b.c.
1847 Eng m. John McGregor
3. JAMES GORRIE, b.
12 Nov 1816, Woodend Methven Scotland; d. 1900, Heywood
Vic 84yrs (No.6807).
Census 1841: James aged 20yrs occ Ag labourer
Census 1851: James aged 32yrs occ Machine Fenter
4. HENRY GORRIE, b. 27
Feb 1819, Woodend Methven Scotland; d.24 Aug 1888, Heywood Vic.
Age70yrs.. Henry remained a bachelor.
1841: Henry 20yrs Calico Printer
1851: Henry 30yrs occ Print Cutter
Henry came to Australia with
his brothers Andrew and William and William's wife Jane and
their 4 children. They arrived Victoria Australia in 1854 aboard
the ship "Lightening".
THOMAS GORRIE, b. 28 Dec 1820, Woodend Methven Scotland.
From research done by Jean Ayler England letter dated 1993 she
believes this Thomas married in Scotland and went with his
family to the Hutt Valley in NZ where his sister Janet
was. (This previous research may very well be incorrect:
19 Mar 1873, Avisford; m. JANE STOTHARD, 16 May 1854, New South
Wales Aust.; b. 1834).
1841: Thomas aged 15yrs occ Calico Apprentice
ANDREW GORRIE, b. 27 Apr 1827, Perthshire Scotland; d. 1906,
1841: Andrew aged 15yrs occ Ag Labourer
Andrew came to Australia with
his brothers Henry and William and William's wife Jane and their
4 children. They arrived Victoria Australia in 1854 aboard the
MARY ANN EDWARDS, 17 May 1859, Double Courner
Portland Vic. (No.2070); b. 24 Jul 1830, Penzance Cornwell
England; daughter of James Edwards & Mary Nicholes? d. 15 May 1915, Heywood Vic. Age84yrs.
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Ann Gorrie page
DAVID GORRIE, b. 1828; m. ELIZABETH VENNER, 19 Aug 1862,
Victoria? (No 03166).
1841: David aged 12yrs
1851: David aged 22yrs occ Machine Engraver
JANET (Jessie) GORRIE, b. 1831Perthshire Scotland; d. 26 Apr 1899,
Wainuiomata, Wellington, New Zealand.
Uk Census 1841: Janet 10yrs
UK Census 1851: Janet aged
20yrs occ Warehouse girl.
eloped with RICHARD PROUSE (b:
4 Oct 1829 in Devonshire, England)
as her parents forbade her to
marry him. They married on the Victorian goldfields
04 Oct 1852 before moving
to New Zealand. Richard b. 04 Oct 1829,
England; d. 1894, New Zealand
Burial Janet: 27 Apr
1899 Homedale Methodist Cemetery, Wainuiomata, New Zealand
Family Of Janet & Richard
(Link to more
information on this family:
b: 10 Oct 1861 in England
Richard G Prouse
b: 3 Feb 1855 in Wainuiomata, Wellington, New Zealand
Annie Elizabeth Prouse
b: 15 Apr 1863
Prouse b: 2 Oct
1853 in Wainuiomata, Wellington, New Zealand
b: 17 Jul 1856
b: 16 Oct 1857
Prouse b: 3 Oct
i Prouse b: 1 Oct 1860
Prouse b: 4 Oct
Herbert Morely Prouse
b: 28 Oct 1868
Andrew Thomas Prouse
b: 24 May 1870
Fanny Louise (Lou) Prouse
b: 9 Feb 1872
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Gorrie & Family
My Great Great Grandparents