Richard! Would you mind supplying some information about Richard and Mary BARLING. Where they lived?What they did for a living?Their family? Their way of life in general. Where is or was Tomikan situated? I hope this solves a few problems and good luck with your research. (You may have some problems with the tab settings.Good luck figuring this out. Sorry.) John DRAY was a son of Generation B. 2. James DRAY. John DRAY m/d Eliza ELVEY b/t 13 April,1817 20 April,1839 b/t 15 April,1821 St Mary Magdalene St Mary Magdalene St Mary the Virgin Ruchinge Ruchinge Smeeth Died 5 June,1900 died 28 April,1875 b/d Toorigal Burial Grounds Comiala nr Cassilis NSW Merriwa, N. S. W. b/d Collaroy Station Cemetery
On 12 May,1839 John and Eliza with John’s older brother James and his younger sister Mary Francis Rebecca set sail from Gravesend on the 870 ton barque Cornwall and arrived in Sydney on 1 September,1839. Initially John and Eliza settled in the Wollombi district where they raised 13 children. In the late 1860’s, John and Eliza with their two elder married sons Henry and Edward and their families and with John and Eliza’s eight unmarried children, all moved to the Comiala district which is situated around the junction of the Munmurra Brook with the Goulburn River.
GenerationA.(earliest traced family member). James DRAY m/d by Banns Elis (Elizabeth) GAILER born c1727 Oct.,1749 born c1729 died c1780 St Peter & St Paul Bilsington (he from Bilsington, she from Newchurch) Issue: 1. Elizabeth b/t 22 June,1755 Mersham 2. Thomas b/t 17 April,1757 Mersham 3. James b/t 1 Feb.,1761 Bilsington 4. Mary b/t 2 Aug.,1767 Bilsington 5. Anna Maria b/t July,1772 Bilsington
GenerationB. 3. James DRAY m/d Mary SINDON b/t 1 Feb.,1761 4 Nov.,1784 born c1763 St Peter & St Paul Bilsington died 18 March, 1847 Bilsington both from Bilsington b/d 24 March,1847 b/d 25 June,1818 St Mary Magdalene, Bilsington Ruchinge Issue: 1. Ann b/t 5 Feb.,1786 Bilsington 2. James b/t 22 July,1786 Bilsington 3. Mary b/t12 April,1787 Bilsington 4. William b/t Aug.,1792 5. George b/t 15 June,1794 6. Thomas born c1801 7. Maria(Mariah) b/t 29 Aug.,1802 Ruchinge 8. Elizabeth b/t 29 Aug.,1802 Ruchinge
GenerationC. 1. Ann (married as Ann Maria) m/d by Banns Thomas BISHOP b/t 5 Feb.,1786 21 Sep.,1805 St Peter & St Paul Mersham Bilsington Both from Mersham(he signed, she made her mark) Issue: 1. Mary Brisley b/t 2 Sep.,1810 St Mary Magdalene, Ruchinge. (recorded as Mary Brisley d/o Ann Dray) Children born out of wedlock are usually noted as, “base born child”. I do not know if Thomas Bishop was still alive when Mary Brisley was born or if he had died and Ann had met someone named Brisley.
GenerationD. 1. Mary Brisley DRAY m/d 1 Aug.,1831 Richard BARLING b/t 2 Sep.,1810 St Mary Magdalene St Mary Magdalene Ruchinge Ruchinge
Various names and spellings were recorded in several different combinations. i.e. Ann, Ann Maria, Ann Mariah and Anna Maria for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. A lot of people could neither read or write and so quite often the only record oftheir existance was through church registers.