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Renfrey Families - Victoria
« on: Friday 25 September 15 14:48 BST (UK) »
First of all I would like to apologise in advance if I've made this request before.   

I would like any information on 2 Renfrey brothers who apparently lived and died in Victoria.   They were:     John Renfrey, born and christened in Gwennap, Cornwall in 1836 and Richard Renfrey born in Kea, and christened in Gwennap in 1842.   Their parents were Thomas Renfrey and Grace née Harris.

Their brother George and his family may also have emigrate to Australia - see my post

Their aunt, Jane Hawke (Renfrey) had previously immigrated to Sout Australia on the Reliance in 1851.

Any information gratefully accepted.

Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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Re: Renfrey Families - Victoria
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 September 15 00:34 BST (UK) »
Have you located them on any census in Cornwall?

What is the source of your information 'apparently lived and died in Victoria'?

Cando
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Re: Renfrey Families - Victoria
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 26 September 15 04:50 BST (UK) »
DEATHS in VIC

Jno RENFREE aged 76 died 1913 Spol (Sebastopol)
Parents named Thos RENFREE and Grace HARRIS
Reg.  #14973

Richd RENFREE aged 69 died 1912 Ballt (Ballarat)
Parents named Thos RENFREE and Grace HARRIS
Reg. #8446


Possible arrival for John RENFREY in SA?
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml

1st marriage for John
John RENFREY aged 22 and Elizabeth BADGE aged 18 married 16 Oct 1859
at the Res of Thomas BADGE Ross Creek
District of Kap /40/271
Fathers named Thomas RENFREY and Thomas BADGE

Elizabeth RENFREY aged 42 died at Kapunda 26 Mar 1883, husband John RENFREY.
Kap/127/458
CHILDREN
Elizabeth Grace RENFREY b. 21 Jun 1860 Hawkers Creek  Kap/19/285;  d. 13 Dec 1865 Kap/22/38
John Thomas RENFREY b. 10 Dec 1863 Kapunda   Kap/29/678
Susan Jane RENFREY b. 5 Mar 1865 Kapunda   Kap/34/455
Elizabeth Grace RENFREY b. 12 Apr 1867 Hawkers Creek  Kap/51/439; d. 25 Apr 1872 Kap/47/145


2nd marriage of John
John RENFREY aged 46, Widowed, and Ellen TREVENA aged 35 married 1 Sep 1884 at the Res of William TREVENA Hawkers Creek.
District of Kap/140/869
Fathers named Thomas RENFREY and William TREVENA

CHILDREN
Ruby Ellen RENFREY b. 23 Apr 1887 Thebarton  Hin/395/277
Alice Grace RENFREY b. 5 Oct 1888 Kapunda  Kap/426/469
Percy John RENFREY b. 11 Aug 1891 Kapunda  Kap/487/397

Death of 2nd wife.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=%22RENFREY%22&l-state=Victoria&l-decade=191
Ellen RENFREE aged 68 died 1917 at Sebastopol
Parents Wm TREVENA and Jane TEAGUE
Reg. #6534


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Re: Renfrey Families - Victoria
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 26 September 15 06:13 BST (UK) »
May be useful (will need to confirm) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gordon/gordonfam/pafg1368.htm#43250

Richard Renfrey was born in 1843 in Kea, Cornwall, UK. He died in 1912 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He married Amelia Bray in 1863 in Redruth, Cornwall, UK.

Amelia Bray was born in 1843 in Gwennap, Cornwall, UK. She died . She married Richard Renfrey in 1863 in Redruth, Cornwall, UK.

Children:
Emily Renfree b: 1866 in Linton, Victoria, Australia
Richard Thomas Renfree b: 1867 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Mary Hannah Renfree b: 1868 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Thomas Renfree b: 1869 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Amelia Renfree b: 1871
Amelia Renfree b: 1872 in Stawell, Victoria, Australia
Mary Adelaide Renfree b: 1873
John Ernest Bray Renfree b: 1875
John Bray Renfree b: 1876
Robert Ford Renfree b: 1877
Mary Grace Renfree b: 1878
Hannorah Ford Renfree b: 1880
William Edgar Renfree b: 1882
Adelaide Harris Renfree b: 1884 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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Re: Renfrey Families - Victoria
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 26 September 15 10:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your help in locating this family.   I located Richard Renfrey together with John on the 1851 Census living with their parents (name shown as Rinfrey).   They were both on the 1861 census this time with the name of 'Bonfoey'.   I first suspected that they lived in Australia when I saw a family tree on the internet.  I wished to get confirmation of this which I now have, thanks to you all.

It's interesting that they lived in Kapunda, although not surprising given their mining backgrounds.   As I mentioned, their aunt, Jane Hawke (née Renfrey) had arrived in Kapunda with her family on the Reliance in 1851 (including Richard and John's grandmother Jane Renfrey née Datson.

The passenger list of the Marion also shows George Dew and family of Dilton Marsh (Westbury) on board.   Their daughter Ruth, later born in Barossa, SA, married Jane Hawke's grandson William Albert Hawke in Kapunda in 1890.

It's a small world.   Thanks again, Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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Re: Renfrey Families - Victoria
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 26 September 15 12:19 BST (UK) »
Hi,

South Australian Almanac and Directory 1865
KADINA, MOONTA and WALLAROO
Renfrey Rd, fruiterer, Kadina.
MOUNT GAMBIER
Renfrey Richd, farmer, Mount Gambier.
Renfrey. W. W, farmer, Mount Gambier.

South Australian Almanac and Directory 1876
Renfrey George, farmer, Brighton.
Renfrey John, farmer, Narracoorte.
Renfrey John, farmer, Hoyle's Plains.
Renfrey R, farmer, Green's Plains East.
Renfrey R.D, farmer, Mount Gambier.

Gerry

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Re: Renfrey Families - Victoria
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 26 September 15 15:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks Gerry, it looks like not all Renfreys were miners.

Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire

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Re: Renfrey Families - Victoria
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 26 September 15 22:14 BST (UK) »
Ballarat cemetery has half a dozen records for Renfree, non for Renfrey. People in Sebastopol and Ross Creek would usually be buried at Ballarat. Ross Creek is close to Smythesdale so they could perhaps also be in Scarsedale cemetery.
http://www.ballaratcemeteries.com.au/
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Re: Renfrey Families - Victoria
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 27 September 15 12:23 BST (UK) »
Thank you rusted, it's quite common to find different variations of Renfrey.   I guess it all depended on what the writer thought he heard, particularly if the Renfrey in question was illiterate (see my earlier post for spellings in censuses).   Cemetery records in Aberystwyth recorded them as Penfrey.

Dave
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Research:   <br />Clements, Jenkins, Jones, Williams, Davies, Renfrey in Cardiganshire.   <br />Trow, Jones, Clayton in Montgomeryshire.  <br />Renfrey, Datsun, May, Stephens in Cornwall<br />Foster  in Liverpool <br />Milliner, Fry, in Gloucestershire<br />Mawby, Popple in Rutland<br />Kent, Fry, Robinson, Nott, Griffiths in Somerset<br />Willis in Oxfordshire<br />Fishlock, Snell, Fry, in Wiltshire