George Pryor COMPORT
- Born: 3 Apr 1828, Northiam, Sussex UK 16
- Christened: 18 Sep 1850, West Malling , Kent UK
- Marriage (1): Ann Eliza FOORD on 2 Jun 1848 in Holy Trinity, Maidstone, Kent, England
- Marriage (2): Susannah Woolton FORTNAM 1st August 1868 in Maidstone, Kent UK 15
- Died: 6 Sep 1914, Brisbane at age 86 17
- Buried: 7 Sep 1914, Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane
Emigrated from the UK on the Flying Cloud in 1869 with his 4 children ages between 18 and 13 and his second wife Susannah. He is said to have been involved in a school at Morayfield, near Caboolture, Qld, where his daughters helped him teach.
Also said to have spent time around in Gympie where he prospected for gold.
A letter from S W Comport to Adelaide in 18..(illegible) describes George Pryor as being in Mordialloc, Melbourne, Aus., and having ill health. He is also living in melborne at the time of his daughter Adelaide's marriage in 1885. A later letter from George himself, residing in Brisbane talks about their "mother" being ill. He must be referring to Susannah.
I have a vague ememory of my grandmother telling me that George had been in Australia already, before he emigrated with his family in 1869. There is a George Comport of the correct age arriving in Melbourne, on the , in .... Also George is nowhere to be found in the UK on the 1861 UK census. Ann and the children are in Maidstone close to her family.
George married Ann Eliza FOORD, daughter of Robert FOORD and Ann SAMSON, on 2 Jun 1848 in Holy Trinity, Maidstone, Kent, England. (Ann Eliza FOORD was born on 17 May 1824 in Maidstone, Kent UK,16 died on 25 Dec 1866 in Maidstone, Kent England UK and was buried in Sutton Road Cemetery, Maidstone, Kent UK 18.)
George next married Susannah Woolton FORTNAM, daughter of George FORTNAM and Susannah WOOLTON, 1st August 1868 in Maidstone, Kent UK.15 (Susannah Woolton FORTNAM was born about 1832 in Maidstone, Kent UK? and died july 29th 1916 ? in Brisbane?.)
This is George's second marraige.