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Alfred Gralton

Alfred Gralton

Alfred Gralton 1860-1919

Alfred was the first of Henry and Margaret Gralton's children born in Australia. He was also the first child to be officially named a Gralton.

Alfred Gralton Birth

James, John, Henry and Catharine were born in Holborn Middlesex London and their births were recorded as Grant. Henry and Margaret were born in Ireland.

Alfred was born January 7, 1860 at Frederickton, Macleay River NSW and the actual registration was in the name of GRAULTON. According to the marriage certificate of Henry and Margaret Grant in London in 1850 both signed with an 'X'. It is therefore assumed that the spelling of Gralton on Alfred's certificate was an error.

Alfred Gralton - Elias

According to the Queensland Post Office Directory on the Gralton's 1876 to 1897 Alfred Gralton name first appeared with his own boot shop at Stanley Street, South Brisbane in 1890. Alfred was about 30.

Alfred married Dorothy Atkins on 16 November 1887 and on 25 March 1888 when his son William Henry Gralton (Grandfather) was born they lived at 11 Hope Street, Spring Hill.

Great-Grandfather Alfred Gralton (26) married Dorothy Ann Atkins (21) from Llanvabon, Glamorgan, Wales, on November 16, 1887 at the residence of the officiating Minister James Stewart at Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.

About eight months after their first child, William Henry Gralton, was born Alfred was charged with desertion but the separation must not have lasted very long as seven more children were born after this event. (See below)

According to the Post Office Directory in 1892 Alfred's was working at Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane and in 1894-95 he was at 219 Queen Street, Brisbane and 1896-97 he was located at Union Street, Brisbane.

Dorothy's Welsh father was John Atkins (born Morriston, Swansea) and his wife was Anne Stephens (born Llandore). John Atkins was an engine driver at a Welsh Colliery. You will find the household in a LDS Family Search of John Atkins head of the household in the British Census of 1881. They lived at No. 1 Glyn Cornel Cottage, in the registration district of Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, Wales. There was a son Johnny 7 years, William 3 years and daughter Mary Ann 4 months. Dorothy was not at home for the 1881 census as she was working as a General Servant in the household of Samuel Williams at 77 East Road, Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, Wales. Her age is shown as 15 years in 1881 and that confirms that she was born 1866.

Alfred and Dorothy had at least 8 children and they include: -

Alfred Gralton's Children

Alfred Gralton Lost

The Brisbane Courier Friday 1 March 1878, page 1 (Alfred would have been about 18 years old.)

Notice,----My Son, ALFRED GRALTON, having absconded from home without any, just cause, any person or persons hiring or harbouring the same will be prosecuted according to law. H. GRALTON. February 28, 1878

Grandfather - William Henry Gralton was born 25 March, 1888 and would have been about 8 months old at that time.

The Brisbane Courier Friday 7 December 1888 Wife Desertion. - Alfred Gralton was charged with deserting his wife Dorothy, and leaving her without the means of support. Mr. O'Shea appeared for the defendant, and said his client was willing to maintain his wife, but she refused to go back and live with him. Mr. Kennedy appeared for the complainant. Evidence having been given, his worship ordered the defendant to contribute 7s. 6d. a week towards his wife's support for three years, and to enter into a sufficient bond for one year, to pay costs of court 4s. 6d., and professional costs £1. 1s. The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 25 November 1891 Alfred Gralton was ordered to pay 8s. 6d. , the amount of a distress warrant, or to go to gaol for fourteen days.

24 November, 1891 QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, Thursday,

A stabbing affray occurred in The Valley last night A man named Alfred Gralton sustained a wound consisting of a gash to the left breast, nearly penetrating his lungs. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Friday 7 December 1900, page 6 DOMESTIC QUARREL. HUSBAND SERIOUSLY INJURED. Brisbane. December 6

Alfred Gralton and his wife had a quarrel at Fortitude Valley late last night, and the former received a wound with a shoemaker's knife nearly penetrating the lung. Gralton alleged that his wife stabbed him, but the woman, who was arrested. asserts that her husband had the knife in his pocket, and fell on it.

The West Australian Friday 7 December 1900

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 1 March 1919, page 4

According to the Queensland Post Office Directory on the Gralton's 1876 to 1897 Alfred Gralton name first appeared with his own boot shop at Stanley Street, South Brisbane in 1890. Alfred was about 30.

Alfred married Dorothy Atkins on 16 November 1887 and on 25 March 1888 when his son William Henry Gralton (Grandfather) was born they lived at 11 Hope Street, Spring Hill.

Great-Grandfather Alfred Gralton (26) married Dorothy Ann Atkins (21) from Llanvabon, Glamorgan, Wales, on November 16, 1887 at the residence of the officiating Minister James Stewart at Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.

About eight months after their first child, William Henry Gralton, was born Alfred was charged with desertion but the separation must not have lasted very long as seven more children were born after this event. (See below)

According to the Post Office Directory in 1892 Alfred's was working at Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane and in 1894-95 he was at 219 Queen Street, Brisbane and 1896-97 he was located at Union Street, Brisbane.

Dorothy's Welsh father was John Atkins (born Morriston, Swansea) and his wife was Anne Stephens (born Llandore). John Atkins was an engine driver at a Welsh Colliery. You will find the household in a LDS Family Search of John Atkins head of the household in the British Census of 1881. They lived at No. 1 Glyn Cornel Cottage, in the registration district of Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, Wales. There was a son Johnny 7 years, William 3 years and daughter Mary Ann 4 months. Dorothy was not at home for the 1881 census as she was working as a General Servant in the household of Samuel Williams at 77 East Road, Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, Wales. Her age is shown as 15 years in 1881 and that confirms that she was born 1866.

Alfred Gralton lost

The Brisbane Courier Friday 1 March 1878, page 1

(Alfred would have been about 18 years old.)

Notice,----My Son, ALFRED GRALTON, having absconded from home without any, just cause, any person or persons hiring or harbouring the same will be prosecuted according to law.

H. GRALTON.

February 28, 1878

Alfred Gralton Deserted

Grandfather - William Henry Gralton was born 25 March, 1888 and would have been about 8 months old at that time.

The Brisbane Courier Friday 7 December 1888

"Wife Desertion. - Alfred Gralton was charged with deserting his wife Dorothy, and leaving her without the means of support. Mr. O'Shea appeared for the defendant, and said his client was willing to maintain his wife, but she refused to go back and live with him. Mr. Kennedy appeared for the complainant. Evidence having been given, his worship ordered the defendant to contribute 7s. 6d. a week towards his wife's support for three years, and to enter into a sufficient bond for one year, to pay costs of court 4s. 6d., and professional costs £1. 1s."

Alfred Gralton 14 Days

The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 25 November 1891

Alfred Gralton was ordered to pay 8s. 6d. , the amount of a distress warrant, or to go to gaol for fourteen days.

24 November, 1891
Alfred Gralton stabbing

"QUEENSLAND.

BRISBANE, Thursday,

A stabbing affray occurred in The Valley last night A man named Alfred Gralton sustained a wound consisting of a gash to the left breast, nearly penetrating his lungs."

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Friday 7 December 1900, page 6
Alfred Gralton Knifed

"DOMESTIC QUARREL. HUSBAND SERIOUSLY INJURED. Brisbane. December 6 Alfred Gralton and his wife had a quarrel at Fortitude Valley late last night, and the former received a wound with a shoemaker's knife nearly penetrating the lung.

Gralton alleged that his wife stabbed him, but the woman, who was arrested. asserts that her husband had the knife in his pocket, and fell on it."

The West Australian Friday 7 December 1900

Alfred Gralton Death Notice

The Brisbane Courier

Saturday 1 March 1919, page 4

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