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GREYTOWN CEMETRY - Victoria - Australia

Journal by edmondsallan

Graytown Cemetery Notes
Compiled by Leone Fabre
source:http://home.vicne.net au/~ dpsoe /graycem . htm
Comments by Leone Fabre
Graytown is situated in the centre of Victoria (Mt Moormbool being the geographical centre) 22 Klm south west of Nagambie.

The Graytown Cemetery is situated on the north side of the Nagambie/Costerfield Road, along a graded forest road, just to the east of the old P.O.W. camp.

Not an easy Cemetery to find and don't ask the locals where it is, they keep this knowledge to themselves! Not that I blame them as the Cemetery has been vandalized many times in the past. The Cemetery sign has also been removed from the main road and if one is desperate enough to want to go there......they will find it!

The Cemetery was very much "unloved" and "uncared for" with the forest taking over prior to the dedication of Corporal Steve Anderson and Yvonne Cochrane. While Steve was stationed at Seymour he took an interest in this Cemetery and in his `spare' time, cleared the trees, scrub, rubbish and old tree stumps. He also had the `help' of the vehicles (and their drivers!) of the Australian Army. Yvonne spent many hours not only helping Steve but also going through the records at the PRO and elsewhere, locating any mention of Graytown residents.

One of the major obstacles has been a lost plan for burial. In spite of extensive enquiries it has not been recovered, and it is hoped that it may be in the possession of one of the families of old trustees or residents of Graytown, who would not realise how important it is to the restoration project. While an accurate burial register is being compiled (by Yvonne) putting names to the grave is impossible unless the plan is found.

There are - up till 1994 - 262 confirmed burials but Steve and Yvonne have put the number closer to 400. Of the 262 known burials, 131 are infants and small children. Infant mortality was high and many families lost one or two children to sicknesses that today there are immunizations and cures for.

The German Heritage Society and a number of other interested person's have also been helping with the restoration of the Cemetery, painting, clearing and creating a walking track. There is now a well defined car park and the fences have been repaired too.

A wander around the Cemetery will also show where the Chinese are, buried apart from the rest because they weren't Christians.

Spring Creek was the original name for Graytown........Gold being discovered in 1868 and for the next three years Graytown boasted a population of over 30,000 gold diggers!

On page one of Joyce Hammonds book - The Graytown Goldrush - she says:

"Spring Creek is still there - a small creek that proved to be a conquering giant - it gurgles victoriously over its win through the quiet de-populated forest, the scene of one of the richest goldfields.

But alas! During one unforgettable night in 1870, a sudden freak storm and heavy rain hit Graytown. Spring Creek joined with torrents of flood waters and neighbouring creeks to flood the many hundreds of deep mine shafts - some with gold mining tools left from the day before. Had the flood occurred in the daytime instead of at night, many hundreds of miners would have been drowned down in their shafts - the catastrophe of nature happened so quickly.

The great flood of 1870 finally reduced Graytown overnight to a "deserted village".

My great, great grandparents lived in the Costerfield and Graytown area from 1865 until 1873. Both of them being buried at the Graytown Cemetery.

Thomas RICHARDS married Grace GILBERT in March of 1830.......the family leaving Cornwall in 1848. Thomas died at Graytown on 18 November 1869, the day his daughter was married. He died of a strangulated hernia.......too sick to sign the certificate, but managed to give his verbal consent just prior to his death!

Year


Family name


Given name


Age


Fathers name


Mothers name


Reg #


Notes

1911


ALLEGRI


Joseph


74 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


9172


d.Graytown

1873


ANDREW


Amelia Frederica


10 mths


Arthur Willo


Amelia


7815


sister to Charles

1873


ANDREW


Charles


4 yrs


Arthur Willo


Amelia


2693


brother to Amelia d.1873

1924


ARMANASCO


Antona


54 yrs


Guiseppi


Maria POPPOLI


16547


d.Nagambi

1885


BAILEY


Alice


25 yrs


George Andrew


Hannah Emma BELL


5330


Hannah & George m.1853 in Victoria

1872


BARNES


Charles Wm


1yr 9 mths


Hugh


Sarah Eliz. SLATER


10597


b.Graytown

1876


BARNES


Charles William


22 mths


Hugh


Sarah Eliz. SLATER


9086


b.Graytown / brother to Charles d.1872

1873


BEGG


Catherine


infant


William


Ellen SMITH


8376


b.Graytown / sister to Kate d.1875

1875


BEGG


Kate


10 mths


William


Ellen SMITH


10553


b.Graytown / sister to Catherine d.1873

1882


BEHRENS


Donald


3 mths


Alexander


Temperence BOSTOCK


12013


brother to Richard / Alexander b.Prussia

1879


BEHRENS


Richard James


7 mths


Alexander


Temperence BOSTOCK


7954a


b.Kari. / brother to Donald d.1882 / Alexander b.Prussia.

1871


BIANCHI


Angelo


infant


Angelo BIANCHI


Ellen AUSTIN


2587


b.Graytown / on register is ANGELA. (VPI has BIANCHI)

1875


BOCK


Eliza


46 yrs


HALLIDAY


Unknown


4296


b.Tyrone

1902


BOCK


Caroline


80 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


7981


d.Baillieston

1890


BOCK


Carl Frederick


79 yrs


Frederick


Unknown


7487


d.Graytown

1870


BONETTI


Giacomo


40 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


8072


b.Switzerland

1879


BOSTOCK


John


58 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


7476


b.Cheshire

1881


BOUSFIELD


Alfred


56 yrs


Michael


Elizabeth


7646


d.Heathcote

1901


BOUSFIELD


Edward


79 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


1883


d.Graytown / parents possibly Michael & Elizabeth.

1876


BOYHAN


Thomas Patrick


2 yrs


Thomas


Margaret WHEELAN


1852


b.Graytown

1875


BROWN


Daniel Edward


18 yrs


Edward


Annie MAULE


7039


b.Ballarat

1904


BROWNLESS


William Andrew


59 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


1601


d.Graytown

1870


BUHL


Charlotta Mary


4 wks


Franz Johann


Mary CONROY


10264


b.Graytown

1875


BYRNE


Hannah Maria


2 yrs


Charles


Mary BYRNE


8071


b.Graytown

1875


CADDY


Annie Eliz


2 yrs


Edward


Mary Ann ANDERSON


*


b.Graytown / death not registered

1871


CAHER


none


stillborn


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered

1872


CAHER


James


stillborn


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered

1872


CAIN


Thomas


8 mths


James


Mary BIRMINGHAM


2997


b.Graytown

1876


CARROLL


Margaret


6 yrs


Hugh


Bridget SULLIVAN


7162


b.Graytown

1909


CLASON


William


80 yrs


William


Grace MICKEL


8801


d.Graytown

1871


CLIPPERTON


John Colles


17 days


George Colles


Kathleen COLLES


7389


b.Graytown

1911


CLOUSON


William


*


*


*


*


not registered

1899


CLOUSTON


Joseph Hutton Sinc.


38 yrs


Thomas


Margaret SINCLAIR


14078


d.Heathcote

1904


CLOUSTON


Thomas


76 yrs


Joseph


Helen LOGAN


8886


d.Graytown

1898


COLLINS


Lillian May


4 mths


Arthur Edwin


Emma BREWER


16526


d.Graytown

1902


CRAIGIE


William


66 yrs


George


Jane SINCLAIR


9800


d.Graytown

1875


DAVIS


Mary Ann


7 mths


George Thomas


Rose GINNAKER


1412


b.Costerfield

1898


DAVIS


William Ernest Con.


6 yrs


Henry


Mary MOLLISON


7730


d.Graytown

1871


DAVIS


Thomas George


40 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


7391


b.Camb.

1906


DELLAR


Ellen Theresa


73 yrs


John McGRATH


Margaret GRIFFIN


9395


d.Heathcote

1907


DELLAR


Thomas


77 yrs


James


Lydia HOWE


12479


d.Heathcote

1871


DOBSON


Wm Westal


51 yrs


Robert


Jane ERWIN


7388


b.Durh.

1870


DOBSON


James


3 wks


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered

1916


DONNELLAN


James


78 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


6132


d.Graytown

1899


DUNEYER


Julius


50's


Unknown


Unknown


9681


family name DENEYER ? d.Graytown

1870


DUNLEA


Patrick


29 yrs


Edmund


Johanna HURLEY


8070


b.Mall.

1906


DWYER


Mary


43 yrs


Thomas MADDEN


Unknown


1767


d.Graytown

1911


EARLY


Frederick


76 yrs


John


Hannah ROOT


1547


d.Graytown

1871


EDESON


Elizabeth Ida


3 mths


Joseph


Eleanor PEATCHY


9691


b.Graytown

1908


FERGUSON


John


53 yrs


William


Ellen TOMPKINS


6077


d.Graytown

1886


FERGUSON


Ellen


65 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


9321


d.Graytown

1924


FERGUSON


William


64 yrs


William


Ellen TOMPKINS


10149


d.Heathcote

1891


FERGUSON


Olive Edith Ada


17 mths


Thomas


Ellen DELLAR


10641


d.Graytown

1894


FERGUSON


William


74 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


13378


d.Graytown

1917


FERGUSON


Joseph Albert


64 yrs


William


Ellen TOMPKINS


9860


d.Nagambie

1915


FERGUSON


Thomas


59 yrs


William


Ellen TOMPKINS


9481


d.Heathcote

1885


FICK


Frederick


63 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


8761


d.Graytown

1875


FOGARTY


Anne Teresa


3 yrs


Mathew John


Susannah COOMBS


8067


b.Graytown / sister to Augusta d.1873

1873


FOGARTY


Augusta


infant


Mathew John


Susannah COOMBS


7814


b.Graytown / sister to Anne d.1875

1873


GRIEVE


Isabel Mary Deg


infant


James Anselm


Mary Florence O'NEILL


7078


b.Graytown

1890


GRIST


John Henry


22 mths


Henry


Margaret WALTON


2286


d.Graytown

1871


GUDGEON


William


8 mths


William


Ann FITZGERALD


2589


b.Graytown

1890


GUEST


George


33 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


12040


d.Graytown

1920


HACKETT


Ruth


6 hrs


James Ignatius


Annie May GODFREY


1866


d.Graytown

1918


HACKETT


Olive


12 hrs


James Ignatius


Annie May GODFREY


13061


d.Graytown

1875


HAMILTON


Rose


8 mths


John


Frances Mabel MERCER


2522


b.Graytown

1884


HANLEY


none


stillborn


Henry Charles


Unknown


*


death not registered

1875


HARRISON


Arthur George


4 yrs


Unknown


Catherine HARRISON


14520


b.Graytown

1873


HEATH


Harriet


1 yr


Joseph


Sophia HOWLETT


8377


b.Graytown (Spring Creek)

1901


HOPKINS


Robert


72 yrs


William


Mary Ann LYNCH


13934


d.Heathcote

1893


HOPKINS


Bridget


70 yrs


John McCRAY


Isabella Unknown


10231


d.Graytown

1877


HOWARTH


John


50 yrs


Thomas


Unknown


8191


b.Lancanshire

1877


HUDSON


Hannah (Anna)


2 yrs


William


Elizabeth Jane RICHARDS


*


death not registered

1876


HUDSON


William


44 yrs


Thomas


Mary BOWDEN


1191


b.Scotland d.23 March 1876 @ Costerfield.

1874


HURLEY


John


49 yrs


John


Margaret RUBEN


11180


b.Graytown

1890


JOHNSON


Joseph


45 yrs


William


Jane HAMBLEN


16108


d.Heathcote

1877


JOHNSON


John


9 yrs


William


Unknown


11169


b.Melbourne

1874


JOHNSON


James


*


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered / age unknown

1874


JOHNSON


Samuel


64 yrs


John


Ellen


3288


b.Derb.

1872


JOHNSON


Frederick


65 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


10600


b.England

1874


JOHNSON


Ellen


55 yrs


John HAMBLIN


Unknown


6369


b.London

1880


JONES


Joseph Albert


65 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


7246


nothing known

1871


KANE


Harriett Jane


9 mths


James


Mary BIRMINGHAM


2590


b.Graytown / name also comes up as CANE

1871


KENNEAR


Emily


8 mths


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered

1876


KERRIS


Thomas


6 mths


Thomas


Mary BARNS


9839


b.Graytown

1898


KEY


George Henry


1 day


George Henry


Rose Emerline OHRT


12211


d.Graytown / Rose b.Melb / George b.Hobart.

1871


KILIAN


none


stillborn


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered / related to Amelia GUNTHER ?

1871


KILLACKEY


John


54 yrs


Michael


Margaret HOW


5191


b.Tipp.

1947


La POUPLE


Ethel Susan


78 yrs


Thomas DELLAR


Ellen McGRATH


9957


d.West Brunswick

1887


LAING


William


72 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


2213


d.Heathcote

1876


LEE


Ann Elizabeth


54 yrs


George


Ann SAUNDERSON


11638


b.Gold. (Goldfields?)

1882


LEE


Andrew Edward


55 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


8851


d.Graytown

1921


LEEMAN


Frederick


83 yrs


Godfrey


Unknown


10105


d.Graytown

1886


LEONARD


Patrick Joseph


70 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


10975


d.Seymour / LENARD ? / died age 77

1872


LINDSAY


Robert


29 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


2995


b.Ireland

1897


LITMOUSE


Frederisto


66 yrs


*


*


*


not registered

1873


MALLOCK


Gertrude


8 mths


William Herbert


Jane NOTTAGE


8535


b.Whroo 1873

1899


MALONEY


James


32 yrs


James


Catherine MURPHY


1907


d.Graytown

1873


MARTON


Henry


72 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


8378


b.Dublin

1870


McDONALD


Eliz Ann


2 mths


Edward


Ellen MURPHY


5650


b.Graytown

1871


McINTOSH


Isabella


33 yrs


James


Isabella McKENZIE


2592


b.Pert.

1914


McKENZIE


none


stillborn


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered

1882


McLENNAN


Margaret


62 yrs


Malcolm McPHEE


Jessie


12012


d.Graytown

1873


MERCOVICH


Baldasario


1 yr


Bartholomew


Mary McDONALD


1289


b.Graytown / McDONELL?

1911


MILLER


John


84 yrs


Thomas


Cybley THOMPSON


1546


d.Graytown

1879


MILLER


John Omand


unknown


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered (possibly related to SCOTT family?)

1921


MILLER


James Booth


50 yrs


John


Eliz SINCLAIR


5899


d.Graytown

1919


MILLER


Leah Anna


64 yrs


William WATT


Mary Ann WHITE


2102


d.Heathcote

1907


MILLER


Elizabeth


74 yrs


Thomas SINCLAIR


Ellen OMAND


1488


family name of Ellen possibly ORNAND / d.Graytown

1870


MITCHELL


Richard


35 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


10267


b.Cornwall

1886


MOLLISON


James


65 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


5609


d.Graytown

1913


MUNDY


George Andrew


2 days


John Francis


Eliz TAGER


13479


d.Graytown

1892


MURDOCH


James


58 yrs


John


Jane NICKOL


6532


d.Graytown

1877


MURRAY


Ann


5 wks


John


Bridget DARCY


8369


b.Hotham

1875


NAGEL


Frederick Christian


40 yrs


John Conrad


Johanna Eliz MINCK


10552


b.Wand.

1895


NEAL


William


83 yrs


John


Unknown


11062


d.Seymour

1872


NEAL


none


stillborn


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered

1894


O'CONNOR


John


94 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


13379


d.Graytown

1875


O'SULLIVAN


Catherine


65 yrs


Jeremiah CROWLEY


Unknown


2521


b.Cork

1872


O'SULLIVAN


Bartholomew


60 yrs


Eugene


Julia GOULDING


10596


b.Cork

1892


O'SULLIVAN


Bartholomew


49 yrs


Bartholomew


Catherine CROWLEY


15482


d.Seymour

1889


O'SULLIVAN


Eugene


51 yrs


Bartholomew


Catherine CROWLEY


14210


d.Seymour

1872


ODDY


Henry


1 hr


William


Amelia Jane WATTS


10599


b.Graytown

1872


OHRT


William


40 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


10598


born Laen.

1871


ORR


Ellen


11 mths


James


Margaret RYAN


7390


b.Graytown

1879


PADLEY


Frank William


10 mths


Henry


Rebecca PAINTER


7954


b.Graytown

1892


PADLEY


Margaret Elsie


33 mths


Henry


Rebecca PAINTER


2591


d.Kyabram

1872


PAGE


Leonard Wm


11 yrs


George


Alice RUSSELL


8118


b.Ingl.

1903


PARKER


Irene


3 mths


*


*


*


not registered

1905


PARKER


Ethel Maud


3 mths


Frank


Edith GILL


1307


d.Costerfield

1877


PONTING


Annie


44 yrs


FRANCIS


Unknown


1620


b.England / husband: George Butler PONTING

1874


POW


William


5 yrs


Alexander


Ann MALANOPHY


1645


b.Maldon

1871


PYE


Edward George


2 yrs


George


Margaret MILLER


2588


b.Graytown

1911


REYNOLDS


George


53 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


5170


d.Graytown

1873


RICHARDS


Grace


63 yrs


John GILBERT


Grace Roskilly BASHER


1287


born Breage, Cornwall.

1925


RICHARDSON


James


67 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


13802


d.Heathcote

1916


RICHARDSON


James Joseph


21 yrs


James Baker


Jessie Millar CLOUSTON


9061


d.Campbellfield

1935


RICHARDSON


Jessie Millar


71 yrs


Thomas CLOUSTON


Jane SINCLAIR


15662


d.Bendigo

1920


RICHARDSON


John Thomas


7 yrs


James Baker


Jessie Millar CLOUSTON


1865


d.Graytown

1870


ROSS


Charles


2 mths


Unknown


Unknown


*


not registered

1872


ROWE


Frances Perry


42 yrs


John ANSET


Sarah WOODALL


8117


b.Surrey

1875


RUBELI


Ida


19 mths


Jacob


Christina NEEDECKER


8076


b.Worm. / ? NIDAGGER / Christina d.1916

1883


RUBELI


Albert


16 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


*


death not registered

1879


SCHRODER


Elizabeth Ann


49 yrs


CHAPMAN


Unknown


*


not registered / husband: William SCHRODER

1870


SHORE


unnamed


stillborn


Simon


Unknown


*


not registered / mother: Harriett NEWS/NEW/NUTE ?

1917


SINCLAIR


Thomas Hutton


74 yrs


Thomas


Ellen OMAND


8769


d.Graytown

1879


SLOCUM


Jane Sarah


35 yrs


Thomas BELL


Emma SWAN


7951


b.London

1904


SLOCUM


Hiram


75 yrs


James


Eliz ANDREWS


12580


d.Graytown

1908


SLOCUM


Florence Ellor


7 mths


Charles Sydney


Alice Louisa STOCK


1970


d.Graytown

1908


SLOCUM


Harold William


4 yrs


Charles Sydney


Alice Louisa STOCK


11137


d.Graytown

1896


SMITH


Emily


15 hrs


Charles


Ellen Unknown


6106


d.Graytown

1900


SMITH


Charles


66 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


5661


d.Graytown

1870


STRACHAN


Charles


2 yrs


Unknown


Margaret STRACHAN


8074


b.Graytown

1870


THORNE


Frederick Wm


44 yrs


Samuel


Sarah BARBER


8071


b.Nott.

1870


TRUELOVE


Ellen


infant


Henry


Annie HUGHES


5645


b.Graytown / sister to James

1870


TRUELOVE


James


1 wk


Henry


Annie HUGHES


10261


b.Graytown / brother to Ellen

1870


TULLY


Ellen


20 yrs


Michael


Margaret McDONALD


10266


b.Nels (?)

1874


VAUGHAN


Ann


53 yrs


Edward PRICE


PEARCE


7820


b.Wale.

1884


VAUGHAN


Thomas


60 yrs


Thomas


Mary ROBERTS


7420


d.Toolleen

1871


WADE


Henry


45 yrs


Unknown


Unknown


5190


b.Norw.

1876


WAITE


William


47 yrs


Robert


Mary BARTON


1853


b.Cumb. (Cumberland?)

1894


WARDLEY


Edward


6 wks


Edward


Jane CLOUSTON


6025


d.Graytown

1876


WARREN


Frederick James


44 yrs


Alfred


Mary Ann GOODWIN


12031


b.Surr.

1889


WEST


Sarah


19 yrs


James


Margaret Unknown


2439


d.Graytown

1877


WHITE


William Henry


6 mths


Thomas Henry WHITE


Louisa LINACRE


6828


b.Whroo

1870


WHITE


Ann


41 yrs


Thos KERNAN


Ann McGRATH


8073


on register it has the number as 5876 / b.Dublin.

1870


WHITFIELD


unnamed


stillborn


John


Unknown


*


not registered / mother: Sarah HOLCROFT?

Till we meet again - Regards - edmondsallan

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by janilye on 2011-08-03 21:06:27

For easier viewing go to Leone Fabre's site Graytown

by 1bobbylee on 2011-08-03 21:32:22

Thanks Jan.

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