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Henry Gralton

Henry Gralton, who was known as Harry, was born about 1828 in the Parish of Creeve, County Roscommon Ireland and Harry was a Shoemaker.

Little is known about his early life but Henry married Margaret Dobbins from Limerick, Ireland on November 30, 1850 in St Giles in the Fields, Saint George, Bloomsbury, London.

Henry was a Shoemaker aged 22 and Margaret aged 18. The couple were married in the Sardinian Chapel of St Giles Roman Catholic Church. Both Henry and Margaret signed with an X. The residence of both was shown as 27 Eagle Street, Bloomsbury and that street exists today.

Tyburn Gallows

The Story of London Gallows

"On the Wagon"

The Churchwardens of St Giles would buy condemned prisoners, on their way to Tyburn Gallows, a last drink of ale at the Pub next door known as 'The Angel in the Field' . One prisoner who refused the offer for a last drink missed the pardon that was waiting there for him. Origin of the saying "On the Wagon" - meaning a person has stopped drinking alcohol!

Angel in the Field

Present day 'Angel in the Fields' Hotel - Marylebone

Prisoners were transported to Tyburn Gallows on a wagon and were allowed one last drink in a pub on the way to their execution. If offered a second drink by a sympathiser the guard would reply, "No, they're going on the Wagon!"

Cornelius Gralton, Henry's father was shown on Henry's Marriage certificate in 1850 as a Shoemaker and he was not shown as being deceased although this may have been the case. In 1855 when Cornelius Gralton, Harry's brother, was married his fathers was shown as a deceased (flax) farmer.

In the British Census held on 30th March 1851 Henry and Margaret had been married for exactly four months and were living in London under the name of Grant which was the name they used when they married. The Census records state that they lived in the Township of Bloomsbury in the Borough of Finsbury. In the Census record it also shows in the same street Margaret's father John Dobbins (a Tailor) and his wife "E", both 60 years and both from Ireland together with son in law Michael Chard?, 12 and daughter in law Jenny? 3, from Neidt?. It would be assumed that Michael was the child of one of John Dobbins other daughters. The records state that Margaret's parents were John Dobbins and Mary. There is a record of a marriage of a John Dobbins in the same quarter as Henry and Margaret (i.e. December 1850) so it is possible that he remarried and it may have been on the same day as his daughter's wedding.

Their children of Henry and Margaret were: -

Born

Died

Aged

Born

Died

James Gralton

1852

1917

65

London

Qld

John Gralton

1853

1941

88

London

Qld

Henry Gralton

1855

1922

67

London

Qld

Catherine (Kate) Gralton

1858

1945

86

London

Qld

Alfred Gralton

1860

1919

58

Frederickton NSW

Qld

Paul Gralton

1862

1864

1+

Qld

NSW

Elias Patrick Gralton

1863

1902

38

Macleay River NSW

Qld

Josephine Mary Gralton

1866

1952

86

Armidale NSW

Qld

Louisa Gralton

1868

1877

9

Armidale NSW

Qld

Austin S I Gralton

1871

1919

48

Kempsey NSW

Qld

Margaret Ann (Annie) Gralton

1872

1951

78

Armidale NSW

Qld

Winifred Mary Gralton

1892

1958

82

Qld

Qld


Family Names

The following Gralton's are buried in the Nudgee Catholic Cemetery in Brisbane.

Report by Surname

Surname GRALTON

Nudgee Cemetery

A1-01-20-A

ELIZABETH

16/03/1960

57

F

A1-01-20-B

JAMES PHILIP

16/03/1963

66

M

B-50-03-B

WINIFRED MARY

31/12/1958

82

F

SIS-MER-22-01-A

SR MARY EULALIE, RSM

11/11/1955

74

F


There are other Gralton's who are buried at Nudgee under their married names. These include: -

Margaret Ann ROBERTS

Josephine Mary COSTIGAN B-50-02-B

Together with the above two are Michael Joseph Costigan and Winifred Mary Gralton in

Portion B-50-02 & 03

Winifred Mary Gralton is the daughter of Henry and Margaret Gralton.

(Winifred Mary (Nin) Gralton the daughter of Alfred Gralton was cremated at Mt Thompson in 1975)

The Henry Gralton Branch

Dutton Park

Henry Gralton

c1828 to 7 June 1897

Margaret Dobbins

c1833 to 9 August 1903

The children of Henry and Margaret Gralton: -

Name

Born

Details

Died

James Gralton

Born about 1851 London

December 1851 Quarter - Holborn Vol 2 Page 151

Died 29 July 1917

John Gralton

Born 29 September 1853 Bishops Head Court, Grey's Inn Lane St Andrews, London

December 1853 Quarter - Holborn Vol 1b Page 383

Died 19 July 1941

Henry Gralton

Born about 1855 London

December Quarter 1855 - Holborn Vol 1b Page 417

Died 11 June 1892

Catharine Gralton

Born about 1858 London

March Quarter 1858 - Holburn Vol 1b Page 459

Died 15 May 1890

Alfred Gralton

Born Fredericktown NSW 7 January 1860

Died 28 February 1919

Paul Gralton

Born 13 April 1862

Died 1864 Macleay River District NSW.

Elias Patrick Gralton

Born 1864 Macleay River District NSW

Died 17 December 1902 Brisbane

Josephine Mary Gralton

Born 1866 Armidale NSW

Died 28 April 1952

Louisa Gralton

Born 1868 Armidale District NSW

Died 27 October 1877 in Brisbane.

Austin Sarsfield Ireland Gralton

Born 8 February 1871 in District of Kempsey NSW

Died 26 June 1919 Albion Hotel Brisbane

Margaret Ann Gralton

Born 1873 in the District of Armidale

Died 23 April 1951 in Brisbane

Winifred Mary Gralton

Born 20 June 1876 in Brisbane

Died 30 December 1958 in Brisbane.


Insl

(Less than 1.5 cents in the $ (3.5x100/240))

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 15 February 1890

Insolvent


In the matter of Henry Gralton, of Brisbane, bootmaker, insolvent, Mr. Robinson (Messrs. Powers and Robinson) applied for a certificate of discharge under section 169 of the Insolvency Act.

Certificate granted.

The Brisbane Courier Thursday 23 November 1893

Grey Horse

One Pound reward. -- Lost, from South Brisbane, Gray Horse, fleabitten, branded DW on near shoulder. The above reward will be paid on delivery to H. Gralton, 88 Queen street. 5752

Add

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), Monday 10 October 1887, page 2

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