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Ann Grover from Brighton, Sussex life in Wollongong, NSW

Journal by Robertd

THE STORY OF ANN GROVER & WILLIAM HENRY ORGAN.

EDITED: DECEMBER, 28, 2009


INTRODUCTION.

This is my record of my great-grand mother, Ann Grover. She was born to Edward and Martha Grover at Brighton, Sussex on 3 September 1829.

Little is known of her younger years in Brighton. But like many English of the time, she and her younger brother, Edward, born 1833 with his wife, Eleanor Baldook decided to migrate to NSW. Edward, a carpenter/joiner by trade, had married Eleanor Baldook in Brighton in 1852.

They joined 323 other emigrants aboard the barque "Meteor" on 27 March, 1853 at Southampton to travel to Sydney. On arrival at the semi-completed Circular Quay in Sydney on 3 July they were each paid one pound for self as they stepped ashore. Her ships landing papers show her as a dressmaker / milliner and a Baptist by religion.

The three spend a short time together in Sydney before, for some unknown reason, Ann left her family and moved south to Wollongong, a rapidly growing new town about 80 kilometres south of Sydney. Edward /Eleanor remained in Sydney to start their family with Charlotte arriving in 1856 and Mary in 1860.

THE ILLAWARRA


By 1853 the Illawarra district butts onto southern Sydney and extended a further 50 kilometres south between the coast and the coastal ranges. The population had grown considerable from its early days in the 1820s. The region was composed basically of working class free settlers, emancipists, soldiers and convicts. It presented many opportunities to anyone who wanted to settle there. It had many beautiful beaches and a temperate climate with an expanding economy. The area had been sub-divided and Wollongong township rapidly developing.

It is unknown why Ann moved there but being a dressmaker / milliner she would have a ready market. She met William Henry Organ, son of George and Maria whose family had been in NSW since 1839. George and family including his parents, a brother and two sisters and his own wife and two children arrived in Sydney on the Bussorah Merchant. They joined two of Georges brothers and one sister-in-law in Wollongong.

The family settled into the pioneer coastal area very well with George leading the way with many successful outgoing business ventures.

George and family rented a farm from a James Brooker at Fairy Meadow, the area then extending from the Wollongong Township to present Bulli.
Young William Henry joined his father with the farm work whilst his younger sister, Emily settled with her mother, Maria who retrieved her dressmaking materials.

In the oncoming years, George initialling carried on his farming at Fairy Meadow but gradually devoted more to developing his assets by the purchase of land at Wollongong and the surrounding districts. William Henry took more control of the farm as he matured into adulthood.


THE MARRIAGE

On the 3rd January 1855 Ann married William Henry Organ of Wollongong, the ceremony was performed by Cunningham Atchinson, the local Presbyterian Minister and took place in George's house of Fairy Meadow.


THE BRIDAL PAIR.

Ann was 25 years old, a seasoned dressmaker / milliner and a mature young woman. She had been raised in the busy English south coast town of Brighton.

William Henry was 21 and had arrived from the rural North Dursley, Gloucestershire at the age of 7 and since had helped his father on their farm at Fairy Meadow. George bought the 152-acre farm in 1849 for a paltry 164 pounds and as his fortunes increased he with Maria and Emily moved closer to the actions in Wollongong leaving William Henry with control.

ANNS REALITY.

One of Georges newer estates was a farm at Bellambi on the Towradgi Creek, which he developed into a dairy farm meantime building a comfortable cottage fit for a respectable tenant.

William Henry and Anne settled here into their matrimonial home.

I wonder what Anns thoughts were at that time. She had wed a young hard working English man with no financial worries in a lovely coastal area. Her new family was rather large and very busy and the environment was so different to what she had been raised.

Alright, it was very rural and quiet but still she had her own dressmaker/milliner business to organise and get going.

THE FIRST FEW MARRIAGE YEARS.

The first year at Towradgi was busy for the household: George with his business commitments, William with the farm upkeep, Maria and Anne with home duties and the initial stages of the millinier / dressmaking business. Change occured in 1856 with George and Maria moving to their house in Barella Street, Wollongong and Ann delivering the first of her family and named after William Henry's sister, Emily. George was very busy with his first major project relating to a proposed hotel on the corner of Crown & Corrimal Streets, Wollongong. This was a prime site being at that time part of the main route connecting Wollongong harbour to Dapto Road.

George also sold the Towradgi farm so William and family moved to another of George's farms at Bulli. For some unknown reason this seemed to unlock a feature within William's future life when he summoned a Mrs Mark Hanks for violent behaviour. She was found guilty and bound over to keep the peace for six months.

Year 1858 was also a busy one for George and his immediate family.Initially, George had opened a general store in Bulli which is believed to be the first in the area. William with Ann's great assistance managed the store for George. Ann's second child, another girl, Ann Maria arrived and George's hotel in Crown Street was nearing completion.

Their second child arrived in 1858. She was Ann Maria. George spent his that year mortgaging his properties and raising money for a new venture.The impact on Ann and William Henry was that George sold his farm at Bulli and Ann, William Henry and the two girls moved locally most probably to the General store that George had bought in Bulli. There was little detail of the store's financial and management situation at this stage but it seems that Ann was the key factor in the store's success.

George's plans were realised when James Rixon, his son-in-law applied for a licences for a hotel that was planned to be built on the corner of Corrimal and Crown Streets, Wollongong. It was to be named "The Cricketer's Arms"

But things were not good on William's home front.

George owned two houses near the proposed hotel and Ann left home at Bulli with her two girls to move into one of these houses. There she set up her Millinery and Dressmaking business. Why did she move? Was William getting too uncontrolable? This left William to run the General Store at Bulli.

Sport was a rapidly growing activity in the Illawarra and William Henry replied by joining the local cricket club with his brother-in-law,James Dixon.


THE 1860s

The decade opened well for George with the Cricketer's Arms in operation. Ann, for some reason in August, 1860, "left her dressmaking and millinery shop in Corrimal Street and opened an "EATING HOUSE" in Crown Street, nearly opposite the "Sportsman's Arms" where Tea, Coffee, Dinners and Refreshments may be obtained at any hour of the dayon most reasonable terms".

Mrs Ann Organ seemed to have been a very indepentant women and George would have respect for her.

William Henry was still playing cricket for Bulli Club with frequent reference made of his cricketing explots.

The year in important to the author as it saw the birth oh his grandmother, Martha Susannah Organ. Martha has the distinction of not being recognised by family researchers until mid 2009 when her details were found on the NSW Government Archives under a misspelt name. She in now inplace with her family.




1861: Bad Times Continued for William Henry and Ann:

On the 16th August William Henry Organ's wife Ann had finally left her husband, and on the same day he published a notice in the Illawarra Mercury disowning any of her debts. Obviously there was some friction in the family. On Monday 26th August, she took him to Wollongong Court of Petty Sessions and the case was reported in the Illawarra Mercury as follows:

"Mrs Ann Organ appeared against her husband for the purpose of obtaininq an order from the Court for a separate maintenance. Mrs Organ, being sworn, deposed that she was married to defendant [William Henry Organ] on the 3rd January, 1855, but that she left her husband's roof about 10 days since owing to his threatening to do her some grievous bodily harm. She had made an application to him for a maintenance but had received no reply from him. Her husband was a small storekeeper [at Bulli] and doing a small business. He professed to own the property on which he lived, but it belonged to his father; he, however, lived rent Free. She had taken a house in Corrimal Street and intended to carry on the millinery and dressmaking business. When she separated from her husband he had agreed to let her have her wearing apparel, and half the furniture, together with the millinery goods. He had also promised to let her have half the rents of the small cottages which were on the farm, the rents of which amounted to 12/- per week; and he had further promised her to give her a start. He had given her 2 in part payment, but had afterwards taken the money hack again as he wanted to pay for some goods that he had bought in Sydney. Mrs Organ had 3 children to support, the eldest being 5 years old and the youngest nearly 18 months [Ann was also 6 months pregnant at the time].
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Elisabeth Lynch stated that she had lived with the couple at Bulli and now lived with Ann Organ in Corrimal Street. She had known unpleasantness to occur between her master and mistress on several occasions. She was present when an agreement was come to that they should separate.

Walter Duglan was called and examined by William Henry Organ. He admitted that he had seen Mr Organ shake his wife on one occasion when laboring under provocation. The provocation consisted in Mrs Organ's refusal to give Mr Organ money to purchase some things in town. The Witness on several occasions had heard cries of murder! coming from Mrs Organ, but. did not know what they were caused by. When the boxes [with Ann's belongings] were brought from Bulli William Henry had protested against it.

In arriving at a decision the Bench said that the case was a painful one; as, however, the balance of testimony was in favour of the wife, they would make an order for the payment of 5/- a week for six months."

This case reveals a wealth of information about the family of William Henry Organ at: that time - Ann seems to have been a very independent woman, hut also William's behaviour seems to have been rather eratic and helps to explain why he was institutionalized later in life. The day after the Court case the following appeared in the Illawarra Mercury:



TO LET

THE STORE at present occupied by W.H. ORGAN, at BULLI, with 21 ACRES OF GROUND, on reasonable terms. The WELL-SELECTED STOCK OF GENERAL STORE GOODS, at: present in the Store, is also for SALE at COST PRICES.

For further particulars apply to

W.H. ORGAN, Bulli; or to
GEO. ORGAN, Cricketers Arms, Wollongong.




Apparently William Henry, or Willie as he was known, wasn't prepared to run the store without his wife and family. The store was eventually leased out to the Cockerton Brothers from Sydney. Bulli was bristling with activity around this time (see Black Diamonds, W. A. Bay.ley) due to the opening of coal mines at Bellambi and Bulli and an influx of people hoping to work on the mines. The whole character of Wollongong's northern suburbs was to change during the 1860s from that of a rich rural setting to an urban mining community.



William Henry Organ and the Bellambi Robbery Incident:


How was William Henry feeling during this time? We can gather an impression of his state of mind from reports in the Illawarra Mercury on the 6th and 8th September concerning a case in which William Hester, alias BIG BILL, was charged with stealing two purses, two sovereigns, 3 half sovereigns, a quantity of silver and other articles from William Henry on the previous weekend.


At the Court of Petty Sessions, W. H. Organ was sworn in on the 4th September and stated that he lived in Wollongong at present and followed no occupation; but. had until recently been a farmer and storekeeper at Bulli. On Saturday and Sunday last he was at Bellambi Hotel and had been drinking with the accused, William Nester. When William Henry arrived at the public-house he had between 1 shilling and 7 shillings in money. He had spent his money pretty freely during the day and had slept at the Bellambi Hotel on the Saturday night. When he woke up Sunday morning "he felt somewhat stupid" and did not drink much on the Sunday morning. When he left Bellambi "he was very stupid and did not know what he was about". Willie and Big Bill left the hotel together and they had not gone far before Big Bill gave William a bottle of rum, of which he drank very freely. At some point. Nester struck him a blow which knocked him off his horse into the hush. William slept for the greater part of the day and upon waking found that he had been robbed and his horse, saddle and bridle was also gone. He later found the horse walking towards home and the saddle and bridle were located at
Nester's house and given to him by Nester's wife. Elizabeth Allen, barmaid at the Bellambi Hotel, was called to give evidence. She swore that "on Friday evening Mr Organ had treated alL the persons in the bar, and there were a good many of them. [Perhaps he was celebrating his wife leaving him.] On the Sunday morning Nester purchased a bottle of rum and he and Organ left the hotel together, Nester walking and Organ riding. They took the hush road, not the road leading by the sea beach, and the witness noted that Organ was quite sober at the time."

Due to the inconclusive evidence and W.H. Organ's state of mind at the time of the incident, William Nester was found not guilty of the charge of stealing the money, however as soon as he left the Court he was re-arrested and charged with stealing William's horse, bridle and saddle. This time in his testimony William Henry stated that "the accused offered me some rum out of a bottle, after which he asked to look at my whip, and on its being handed to him he struck me a blow which knocked me off my horse. The prisoner then dragged me a few yards off the road and poured some more liquor down my throat, which made me stupid and I went to sleep."

Once more the Court dismissed the case, reflecting somewhat badly upon William, as though he was wasting their time. Meanwhile his wife Ann re-opened her millinery and dressmaking business this time at Moores Lane, just off Crown Street, as of the 10th September.

Again, in the midst of all this turmoil, Ann found time to bear another child to William Henry - a son named George Edward.


1862:

William Henry Organ's Insolvency - 20th January 1862:

Even though George had escaped the fate of business failures, his son was not so lucky for on 29th November 1861 he voluntarily applied to be declared insolvent, which was granted on the 20th January 1862. The details of William's insolvency are very interesting because they detail some of the workings of a storekeeper in Bulli during 1861. At the time of his declaration he presented the following information:

A. Assets

Total 32. 5. 2



B. Creditors


Total: 172.15. 7

This left William Henry with a deficiency of 129.5.5. It seems as though his wife Ann was also included in his insolvency, even though they had separated and she was carrying on a business of her own. On the 5th March William explained his insolvency to the Supreme Court as follows:

"I attribute my insolvency to beinq sued by a Creditor of mine, Mr Audsley, for 50 on account of goods he sold me in Wollongong. I received a verdict against me. I could not pay the verdict. Some other Creditors pressed me. I brought land in the area last August but it was sold by the time Mr Audsley reversed charges against me. I have been out of business for four months. The debts noted are debts owed to me before I went out of business. I have applied for them but cannot get them in."

William Henry signed his testimony with a cross, being his mark, indicating that he could not write - not very good for a so-called storekeeper!


"The details of William Henry Organ's insolvency reveal some aspects of the running of a general store in the outlying areas of the Illawarra in 1861. William's store had a wide range of stock, including groceries, hardware, meat, tobacco, confectionery, draperies, bread, dairy products, books etc., as would be expected for a store which was the only one in the area of Bulli at that time. The store was situated on the corner of the Princes Highway and Molloy Street Bulli, however in 1861 and until this century Molloy Street was named George Street, after George Organ. Following William Henry's bankruptcy the store was taken over by the Cockerton Brothers of Wollongong who saw the potential of a store in the rapidly expanding mining village of Bulli. W.A. Bayley in Black Diamonds (1956) states that "Cockerton & Co. opened the first store in Bulli village in 1861 as a branch of their Wollongong store". However I believe that William Henry Organ's store was actually the first and may have been operating since as early as 1856".

William's wife Ann (nee Grover) was obviously the brains behind the running of the store and when she left him in August of 1861 the business at Bulli fell apart. It seems as though William Henry Organ did not possess the same business acumen as his father George.

THE UNCERTAIN YEARS: 1863 ON.

From 1862 Ann's details become very uncertain. The break from William continued with Ann living and working in Wollongomg and William Henry employed on farm work in the Bulli area. George and James Dixon united again to becomre the official mail contractors for the Wollongong-Campbelltown run. this was the most important run in the district and the main communication between Wollongong and the outside world.

1864 was a hard year for the Illawarra region They suffered drought then floods, low price of produce and people generally disturbed by having difficulties with rent payment because of unemployment.

March was also a bad time for Wiliam Henry. He wa sfound guilty of assult and fined 100 pounds in Wollongong Court of Petty Sessions. This was a lot of money in those days.

Then George was driving down Market Street when he suddenly was thrown out of the vehical with one of the wheels passing over him.
Luckily he only sustained severe bruising. The situation inproved when Ann delivered another daughter named Henrietta. This was three years after George arrived in 1861.

Which make one ponder on the relatioship between Ann and William Henry. Ann separated and raising four children probably in Wollongong whilst William's in Bulli doing farm work and ocassionally getting into the haedlines.

But, in spite of this situation, the babies continued to arrive. There was Jehoida in 1867 with Albert and Alice, both in 1869.

Henrietta born 1864 died in 1866.

CONCLUSION


Overall, the Organ family flourished in the district.

George remained in Wollongong, living in his house in Bureli Stret and still active in his business. He died in 1889.

Jehoida and Alice died in 1869.

William Henry was reported to have entered a mental institution in later years. He died on 27 January, 1899 in Sydney.



THE CHILDREN


1. EMILY

She married Arthur Bray, from Browral in Bulli in 1878.
The couple moved to Berrima where they had a daughter, Henrietta and a son, George.
Emily died in 1880 and Arthur in 1883.

2. ANN MARIA

Ann married Henry Watson in Paddington in 1882. They produced four children: Alice, Gladys, Albert & Myra.
She died in 1934 and he in 1925, both in Wollongong.

3. MARTHA SUSANNAH

Martha married Henry Dumbrell in Bulli in 1879 and had four boys,: Herbert, Lesley, Percy and Garnet.
Martha died in Brookvale in 1929 and Henry followed later in 1945 in Randwick.

4. GEORGE EDWARD

George married Catherine Turner in Wagga Wagga in 1887 and died in 1940 in Bankstown. Catherine died in Randwick in 1935

5. HENRIETTA

Born in 1865 she died in Wollongong in 1886

6. JEHOIDA

She was born in 1867 and died in 1860 in Wollongong.

7. ALICE

Born and died in 1869 in Wollongong

8. ALBERT

Albert married Louisa Holman in 1890 in Tamworth.
He died in 1932 in Canterbury whilst Louisa in 1939 in Annandale.


Ann and William produced 8 children and the three that died were all very young and died in the uncertain time between 1866 and 1869.
The other five all married and lived normal family lifes.


The mystery is with Ann. I have not found one trace of data since her last child was born in 1869. Most of her family moved from Wollongong from 1880 on to various places in the State. The exception was Ann Maria who married in Paddington but returned with her husband to bear and raise their family in Wollongong.

Perhaps Ann remained with them in her last days?





PS

What happened to Ann's brother, Edward and sister-in-law, Eleanor?

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by smithy57 on 2013-04-01 07:36:47

re your PS: What happened to Ann's brother, Edward and sister-in-law, Eleanor?

Edward & Eleanor moved to the Armidale/Glen Innes area and had at least 7 children, 4 of whom appear to have died without marrying. They are fairly easy to find on the NSW BDMs. Edward died in Glen Innes 1923, Eleanor in 1907.

best regards,

smithy

by smithy57 on 2014-09-04 03:24:33

Hi Lars,

Now I remember!...it was early last year...

Unfortunately, this is not my immediate family, but part of a very large single tree that I am constructing of all people who have been born, married and died in the state of New South Wales, since white settlement in 1788. Big job!

I can only suggest you get in touch with this lady from Rootsweb, which is from whom I probably found the initial information, which I cross-checked and expanded.
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=janenehill&id=I6082

Janene is connected to this tree below via the marriage of Cecil Horace Poole to Gladys Edwards (she's is connected to the Edwards side).

I hope that the tree below is of some use to you and that Janene is able to put you in touch with relatives from this family.

Kind regards,

Jeff Smith


Descendants of MARTHA unknown


First Generation

1. MARTHA unknown.

MARTHA married EDWARD GROVER. EDWARD was born about 1790.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F i. ANN GROVER was born on 3 SEP 1829 in SUSSEX, ENGLAND.
+ 3 M ii. EDWARD GROVER was born in 1833 in SUSSEX, ENGLAND and died in
1923 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370 at age 90.

Second Generation (Children)

2. ANN GROVER was born on 3 SEP 1829 in SUSSEX, ENGLAND.

Noted events in her life were:

* She immigrated PER "METEOR" on 3 JUL 1853 to PORT JACKSON, NSW.

ANN married WILLIAM HENRY ORGAN, son of GEORGE ORGAN and MARIA MORGAN, on 3
JAN 1855 in FAIRY MEADOW, NSW 2519. WILLIAM was born in 1835 in
GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND and died on 27 JAN 1900 in PARRAMATTA, NSW 2150
at age 65.

Noted events in his life were:

* He immigrated about 1842.

Children from this marriage were:

4 F i. EMILY ORGAN was born in 1856 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died in 1880
in NSW at age 24.

EMILY married ARTHUR BRAY in 1878 in BULLI, NSW 2516. ARTHUR was born
about 1855 and died in 1883 in NSW aged about 28.
5 F ii. ANNE MARIA ORGAN was born in 1858 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died in
1934 in WOLLONGONG, NSW at age 76.

ANNE married HENRY WATSON in 1882 in PADDINGTON, NSW 2021. HENRY was
born about 1855 and died in 1925 in WOLLONGONG, NSW aged about 70.
6 F iii. MARTHA SUSANNAH ORGAN was born in 1860 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died
in 1929 in BROOKVALE, NSW at age 69.

MARTHA married HENRY DUMBRELL, son of WILLIAM DUMBRELL and HARRIET(T)
DEARLING, in 1879 in BULLI, NSW 2516. HENRY was born in 1850 in
WOODSTOCK, via JAMBEROO, NSW and died on 25 DEC 1941 in RANDWICK,
NSW at age 91.
+ 7 M iv. GEORGE EDWARD ORGAN was born in 1862 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died
in 1940 in BANKSTOWN, NSW at age 78.
8 F v. HENRIETTA M ORGAN was born in 1864 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died in
1866 in WOLLONGONG, NSW at age 2. She never married and had
no children.
9 M vi. JEHOIDA W H ORGAN was born in 1867 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died in
1869 in WOLLONGONG, NSW at age 2. He never married and had
no children.
10 F vii. ALICE M M ORGAN was born in 1869 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died in
1869 in WOLLONGONG, NSW. She never married and had no
children.
11 M viii. ALBERT H ORGAN was born in 1869 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died in
1932 in CANTERBURY, NSW at age 63.

ALBERT married LOUISA HOLMAN in 1890 in TAMWORTH, NSW 2340. LOUISA was
born about 1870 and died in 1939 in ANNANDALE, NSW aged about 69.

3. EDWARD GROVER was born in 1833 in SUSSEX, ENGLAND and died in 1923 in GLEN
INNES, NSW 2370 at age 90.

Noted events in his life were:

* He immigrated PER "METEOR" on 3 JUL 1853 to PORT JACKSON, NSW.

EDWARD married ELEANOR BALDOCK in 1852 in SUSSEX, ENGLAND. ELEANOR was born
about 1835 and died in 1907 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370 aged about 72.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 12 F i. ELEANOR GROVER was born in 1854 in NSW and died in 1927 in
ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 at age 73.
13 F ii. CHARLOTTE ANN GROVER was born in 1856 in SYDNEY, NSW and died in
1939 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370 at age 83. She never married
and had no children.
14 F iii. MARY M GROVER was born in 1860 in SYDNEY, NSW and died in 1885 in
GLEN INNES, NSW 2370 at age 25. She never married and had no
children.
+ 15 M iv. EDWARD JOHN GROVER was born in 1862 in ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 and
died in 1938 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370 at age 76.
16 F v. MARIA AMELIA GROVER was born in 1864 in ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 and
died in 1947 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370 at age 83. She never
married and had no children.
+ 17 F vi. CLARISSA B GROVER was born in 1870 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370.
18 F vii. MIRIAM SEXTILIA GROVER was born in 1873 in WELLINGROVE, NSW 2370
and died in 1960 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370 at age 87. She
never married and had no children.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)

7. GEORGE EDWARD ORGAN was born in 1862 in WOLLONGONG, NSW and died in 1940
in BANKSTOWN, NSW at age 78.

GEORGE married CATHERINE MARY TURNER in 1887 in WAGGA WAGGA, NSW 2650.
CATHERINE was born circa 1865 and died in 1935 in RANDWICK, NSW aged
about 70.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 19 M i. CECIL WILLIAM ROY ORGAN was born in 1891 in PADDINGTON, NSW
2021 and died in 1969 in SYDNEY, NSW at age 78.

12. ELEANOR GROVER was born in 1854 in NSW and died in 1927 in ARMIDALE, NSW
2350 at age 73.

ELEANOR married ALFRED T EDWARD POOLE, son of JAMES F POOLE and JANE
WILLIAMS, in 1879 in WELLINGROVE, NSW 2370. ALFRED was born in 1852 in
NSW and died in 1926 in TAMWORTH, NSW 2340 at age 74.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 F i. ELEANOR MIRIAM B POOLE was born in 1880 in WELLINGROVE, NSW
2370 and died in 1968 in NEWCASTLE, NSW at age 88.
+ 21 M ii. ALFRED EDWARD J POOLE was born in 1882 in SYDNEY, NSW and died
in 1958 in BALMAIN, NSW at age 76.
+ 22 M iii. CECIL ARTHUR VIVIAN POOLE was born in 1884
in ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 and died in 1961 in NEWCASTLE, NSW at
age 77.
23 M iv. WALTER R B POOLE was born in 1886 in ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 and died
in 1890 in ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 at age 4. He never married and
had no children.
24 M v. CLARENCE H G POOLE was born in 1888 in ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 and
died in 1915 in BELLINGEN, NSW 2454 at age 27.

15. EDWARD JOHN GROVER was born in 1862 in ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 and died in
1938 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370 at age 76.

EDWARD married AMY GERTRUDE MORRISON, daughter of JOHN MORRISON and MARY
JANE BOYD, in 1888 in WATERLOO, NSW 2017. AMY was born in 1867 in
PADDINGTON, NSW 2021.

Children from this marriage were:

25 M i. EDWARD H GROVER was born in 1892 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370.
26 M ii. ROBERT CLIFFORD GROVER was born in 1901 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370
and died on 11 MAR 1974 in COFFS HARBOUR, NSW at age 73.

ROBERT married INA HOPE SAWTELL, daughter of HENRY CHARLES SAWTELL and
LUCY FROST, in 1930 in AUBURN, NSW. INA was born on 1 JAN 1904 in
BELLINGEN, NSW 2454 and died on 7 OCT 1986 in COFFS HARBOUR, NSW at
age 82.

17. CLARISSA B GROVER was born in 1870 in GLEN INNES, NSW 2370.

CLARISSA married WILLIAM GEORGE WILLARD, son of ALFRED WILLARD and OLIVE
STANDEN, in 1893. WILLIAM was born in 1859 in BOLWARRA, NSW and died in
1938 at age 79.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 27 M i. WILLIAM MORLEY WILLARD.
+ 28 M ii. CEDRIC E WILLARD.
+ 29 F iii. DILSEY WILLARD.
30 M iv. ERIC A WILLARD.

ERIC married MABEL LAIRD in 1938.
31 M v. WILBUR G WILLARD.

WILBUR married PHYLLIS LAIRD.

WILBUR next married EDNA MOORE.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)

19. CECIL WILLIAM ROY ORGAN was born in 1891 in PADDINGTON, NSW 2021 and died
in 1969 in SYDNEY, NSW at age 78.

CECIL married EVA F R FLETCHER in 1913 in SYDNEY, NSW. EVA was born circa
1890.

The child from this marriage was:

32 M i. ROY WILLIAM GEORGE ORGAN was born in 1914 in ASHFIELD, NSW 2131.

ROY married MARJORIE OLIVE CHIGNELL, daughter of JOHN EDWARD CHIGNELL
and EDNA ACTON SMITH, in 1939 in ROCKDALE, NSW 2216. MARJORIE was
born in 1916 in ROCKDALE, NSW 2216.

20. ELEANOR MIRIAM B POOLE was born in 1880 in WELLINGROVE, NSW 2370 and died
in 1968 in NEWCASTLE, NSW at age 88.

ELEANOR married EDWIN ERNEST PURKESS/PURKIS(S), son of HENRY
PURKESS/PURKIS(S) and CHARLOTTE CRAPP, in 1905 in URALLA, NSW 2358.
EDWIN was born in 1880 in URALLA, NSW 2358 and died in 1951 in
NEWCASTLE, NSW at age 71.

Children from this marriage were:

33 M i. CLARENCE H PURKESS/PURKIS(S) was born in 1906 in HILLGROVE, NSW
2350.
34 F ii. ELEANOR R PURKESS/PURKIS(S) was born in 1907 in HILLGROVE, NSW
2350.
35 F iii. CHARLOTTE R PURKESS/PURKIS(S) was born in 1908 in HILLGROVE, NSW
2350.
36 M iv. GORDON T PURKESS/PURKIS(S) was born about 1910.
37 M v. DARYL H PURKESS/PURKIS(S) was born about 1915.

21. ALFRED EDWARD J POOLE was born in 1882 in SYDNEY, NSW and died in 1958 in
BALMAIN, NSW at age 76.

ALFRED married CLARA ANNIE McKENZIE/MacKENZIE, daughter of JOHN
McKENZIE/MacKENZIE and MARGARET McINTOSH/MacINTOSH, in 1909 in ARMIDALE,
NSW 2350. CLARA was born in 1882 in TUMUT, NSW 2720 and died in 1945 in
NEWTOWN, NSW at age 63.

Children from this marriage were:

38 M i. ALFRED E T POOLE was born in 1909 in ARMIDALE, NSW 2350.
39 M ii. DONALD GORDON POOLE was born about 1910.

22. CECIL ARTHUR VIVIAN POOLE was born in 1884 in
ARMIDALE, NSW 2350 and died in 1961 in NEWCASTLE, NSW at age 77.

CECIL married VIOLET MAUD(E) PALMER, daughter of HENRY PALMER and SOPHIA
unknown, in 1906 in NEWCASTLE, NSW. VIOLET was born in 1885 in
NEWCASTLE, NSW and died in 1976 at age 91.

The child from this marriage was:

40 M i. CECIL HORACE aka MICK POOLE was born on 19 MAY 1906 in NEWCASTLE,
NSW and died on 30 SEP 1980 in NEWCASTLE, NSW at age 74.

CECIL married GLADYS MAY EDWARDS, daughter of THOMAS EDWARDS and JEMIMA
WILLIAMS, in 1934 in NEWCASTLE, NSW. GLADYS was born on 14 DEC 1906
in NSW, died on 3 APR 1994 in NEWCASTLE, NSW at age 87, and was
buried in BERESFIELD CEMETERY, NEWCASTLE, NSW.

27. WILLIAM MORLEY WILLARD.

WILLIAM married VIOLET DATE.

The child from this marriage was:

41 F i. MARIE WILLARD.

28. CEDRIC E WILLARD.

CEDRIC married THELMA WALL in 1923.

The child from this marriage was:

42 M i. WILLIAM MURRAY WILLARD was born in 1925.

CEDRIC next married W R WORTLEY in 1939.

29. DILSEY WILLARD.

DILSEY married STAN WHITE.

The child from this marriage was:

43 F i. PATRICIA WHITE.

by LJLovegren on 2014-09-14 10:05:57

Here are the American descendants of Edward Grover & Martha Divall
We look forward to learning more about our Australian cousins.

1 Edward Grover b:1803 in Fletching, Sussex, England, d: 1877 in Steyning, Sussex, England
+ Martha Divall b: Feb 1804 in Fletching, Sussex, England, m: 27 Feb 1825 in
St. Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, d: Bef. 1910
2 Anne Grover b: 03 Sep 1829 in Sussex, England, d: ?
+ William Henry Organ b: 05 Jul 1832 Gloucestershire, England, m: 03 Jan 1855 Wollongong, NSW,
Australia, d: 27 Jan 1900 Parramatta, NSW, Australia
2 Samuel Grover b: Abt. 1831 in Brighton, England, d: Unknown at sea?
2 Edward Grover b: Abt.1833 in Brighton, Sussex, Eng, d: 23 Jan 1923 in Glen Innes, NSW
+ Eleanor Baldock b: Abt. 1834, m: 1852 in Brighton, Sussex, England, d: 1907
2 William Clarence Grover b: 24 May 1835 in Brighton, Sussex, England,
d: 02 Sep 1913 in Burton, King Co, WA
+ unknown firstwife of Wm C Grover b: Abt. 1844, d: 1865 in childbirth
+ EMma Catharine Bechtel b: 31 Dec 1858 in Colchester, McDonough Co, IL,
m: 13 Jan 1888 in St Louis, MO, d: 26 Jul 1940 in, Bellingham, Whatcom Co, WA
3 Montana May Grover b: 17 May 1889 in Anaconda, Deer Lodge Co, MT,
d: 27 Jun 1968 in Bellingham, Whatcom Co, WA
+ Simon Philip Lovegren b: 25 Oct 1886 in St Paul, Ramsey Co, MN,
m: 28 Jul 1909 in Burton, King Co WA, d: 25 Jun 1963 in Beiruit, Lebanon
4 Frank Jonathan Lovegren b: 14 May 1910 in Seattle, King Co, WA,
d: 10 May 1979 in Hanover, York Co, PA
+ Ruth Eloise Adkins b: 17 Oct 1916 in Salt Rock, Cabell Co, WV,
m: 12 Sep 1942 in Seattle, WA, d: 03 Dec 2007 York PA
Two children, 5 grandchildren
4 Hugh Alton Lovegren b: 21 Oct 1911 in Cherry Grove, Washington Co, OR,
d: 02 Oct 1999 in Lyden, WA
+ Zelda LOUISE McBurney b: 14 Jul 1917 in Sumas, Whatcom Co, WA,
m: 27 Jun 1938 in Santa Cruz, CA, d: 27 Aug 1992 in Blaine, Whatcom Co, WA
Three children, 7 grandchildren
4 Lew Nathan Lovegren b: 21 Oct 1911 in Cherry Grove OR, d: 05 Jan 1990 in Dallas, TX
+ LIVING m: 1949
Four children, 8? grandchildren
+ Gustav Bettman b: Abt. 1880, m: 17 Jun 1946 d: Bef. 1960
3 Frank William Grover b: 27 Dec 1892 in Anaconda, Deer Lodge Co, MT,
d: 11 Aug 1973 in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH
+ Pearl Lois "Booze" Chilton b: 13 Jul 1901 in Charleston, WV, m: 28 Oct 1919,
d: Feb 1987 in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH
4 Betty Grover b: 16 Jun 1921 or 22 Huntington?, WV, d: 12 May 2006 in Columbus, OH
+ Don M Casto Jr b: 05 Jul 1922, d: 20 Aug 1984 in Winter Haven FL 33880
Three children, 4 grandchildren
+ George Slater b: Abt. 1909 m: after 1984 d: bef 2009
4 Nancy Grover b: Abt. 1923, d: Bef. 1987
+ Thomas Carlyle Wilson Jr b: Abt. 1920, m: 1943 d:?
Two children, at least 2 grandchildren
2 Thomas Grover b: Abt. 1840, d: ?
2 David Grover b: Abt. 1842, d: ?

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