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Josiah BRAY (1824-1882)

Josiah BRAY was born in 1824 in Cornwall, England.1 He was baptised on 7 May 1826 at Twelveheads in Kea, Cornwall.2 Josiah's parents were William BRAY, (b. 24 Jul 1803, Kea, Cornwall) and Mary Ann MARTIN, (b.4 Jul 1800, Falmouth, Cornwall). They were married 23 Mar 1823 at Falmouth, Cornwall, England.2

Josiah migrated from Boston, Massachusetts in USA to Sydney, NSW arriving on 19 September 1860. He travelled on the ship "Dirigo".3,4 He was a miner and a farmer .

Josiah married Sarah KING on 2 April 1863 at St. Bartholomew's in Windellama, NSW. according to the rites of the Church of England. The witnesses were William Croker and Elizabeth Cartwright.5,6,7,8

At the time of their marriage, on 2 April 1863 they lived in Oallen, NSW.9

he died (aged 58) on 9 July 1882 in Jerralong, NSW. The cause was 1. Chronic Bronchitis 2. {Indecipherable}.10 He was buried on 12 July 1882 in Windellama.10 Probate was granted on his estate on 17 June 1889 . "Josiah Bray, late of Windellama, farmer 17.6.1889. By petition administration of the estate & effects of the above named deceased was granted to Sarah Ann Temple wife of Wm. Savage-Temple of Charleyong, farmer, the daughter of the aforesaid deceased. Surities Robert Geelon of Braidwood grazier & Wm. John Chapman of Braidwood Auctioneer. Intestate died 9.7.1882. Goods sworn at £91 ($182.00)".11

 

According to information supplied on his death certificate {S0028}, Josiah had a marriage prior to Sarah GEGG (nee KING) to somebody in England.12

 

Sarah KING7 was the daughter of Abraham KING ( - ).

 

Josiah and Sarah were co-resident at Oallen, NSW at the time of their marriage on 2 April 1863.7

 

Sarah KING and Josiah BRAY had the following children:

 

Sarah Ann BRAY (1863-1933)

Citations

1{S0028}, Certificate - Death : BRAY, Josiah (0026). Custom Id: NSW 5316 / 1882. Handwritten note on top of certificate. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Grandfather
Born 1884 Eng
Cornwall
Registration no : 5316 / 1882
2{S0095}, Researcher : WINTON, Neville (0000) re SAVAGE-TEMPLE, BRAY, GEGG. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0199}, Internet : General. http://users.cyberone.com.au/nevmoya/bray%20families2-o/p78.htm#i1334. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0008}, Interview : TINSON, nee MCNAMARA, Johanna "Nellie" (0113). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5{S0253}, Marriage Register : St Bartholomew Church of England Windellama : BRAY, Joseph (0026) and GEGG, Sarah (nee KING) (0024). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
6{S0254}, Certificate - Marriage : BRAY, Joseph (0026) and GEGG (nee KING), Sarah (0024). Custom Id: NSW 1870 / 1863. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 1870 / 1863
7{S0012}, Family Reunion : GEGG Pedigree Chart. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
8{S0065}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Marriages (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Marriages Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 1870 / 1863
9{S0012}, Family Reunion : GEGG Pedigree Chart. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.


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10{S0028}, Certificate - Death : BRAY, Josiah (0026). Custom Id: NSW 5316 / 1882. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 5316 / 1882
11{S0028}, Certificate - Death : BRAY, Josiah (0026). Custom Id: NSW 5316 / 1882. Typed on front of death certificate photocopy. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
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12{S0028}, Certificate - Death : BRAY, Josiah (0026). Custom Id: NSW 5316 / 1882. Cit. Date: 11 May 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014