William Ray, 18141885 (aged 70 years)

Birth December 7, 1814 38 21
Occupation
Publican, landholder, farmer

Birth of a brotherJohn Ray
October 12, 1817 (aged 2 years)
Baptism April 13, 1819 43 25 (aged 4 years)
Baptism of a brotherJohn Ray
April 13, 1819 (aged 4 years)
Baptism of a sisterMary Ray
April 13, 1819 (aged 4 years)
Baptism of a sisterSophia Ray
April 13, 1819 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMaria Ray
May 18, 1822 (aged 7 years)
Baptism of a sisterMaria Ray
July 7, 1822 (aged 7 years)
Birth of a half-brotherNathaniel Boon
September 14, 1824 (aged 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherTeague Harrigan
about 1825 (aged 10 years)
Source:

Footnote: Julie Webster

Baptism of a half-brotherNathaniel Boon
May 14, 1826 (aged 11 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMargaret Boon
September 17, 1826 (aged 11 years)
Birth of a half-brotherThomas Boon
August 12, 1828 (aged 13 years)
Note: Birth was registered at Campbelltown, NSW
Baptism of a half-sisterMargaret Boon
September 14, 1828 (aged 13 years)
Baptism of a half-brotherThomas Boon
September 14, 1828 (aged 13 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJames Boon
November 20, 1830 (aged 15 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJonathan Boon
November 20, 1830 (aged 15 years)
Birth of a half-brotherNicholas Boon
November 20, 1830 (aged 15 years)
Marriage of a parentNathaniel BoonSarah WadeView this family
July 20, 1831 (aged 16 years)
Note: At the time of their marriage, both were living at Field of Mars. Their friends provided consent to the marriage and they were married by Samuel Marsden. Witnesses- William Parks and Susanna Sullivan, both of Parramatta, NSW
Birth of a half-sisterSarah Ann Boon
June 2, 1832 (aged 17 years)
Death of a half-sisterSarah Ann Boon
October 12, 1834 (aged 19 years)
Burial of a half-sisterSarah Ann Boon
October 1834 (aged 19 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Ray
October 14, 1835 (aged 20 years)
Burial of a fatherWilliam Ray
October 18, 1835 (aged 20 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ray
1837 (aged 22 years)
Birth of a half-brotherDaniel Boon
November 25, 1837 (aged 22 years)
MarriageEliza JacksonView this family
January 5, 1841 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a daughterMaria Ray
November 2, 1841 (aged 26 years)
Baptism of a daughterMaria Ray
May 29, 1842 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Henry Ray
October 26, 1844 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a daughterRosina Ray
June 24, 1848 (aged 33 years)
Baptism of a daughterRosina Ray
August 6, 1848 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a sonGeorge Robert Ray
December 17, 1850 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a daughterTheresa Matilda Ray
June 30, 1853 (aged 38 years)
Christening of a daughterTheresa Matilda Ray
August 7, 1853 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a sonAlfred John Ray
November 2, 1855 (aged 40 years)
Birth of a sonAlbert Charles Ray
November 16, 1858 (aged 43 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Ray
September 10, 1859 (aged 44 years)
Cause: Consumption
Note: Last seen by a medical attendant "a few weeks befo…

Last seen by a medical attendant "a few weeks before death". Death informant was his wife Hannah. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.

Newspaper Article

On the 10th instant, at Picton, Mr. John Ray, aged 41 years, leaving a wife and eight children to mourn their loss. His end was peace. He is deservedly regretted by all who knew him.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 17 September 1859 p 2 Family Notices

Burial of a brotherJohn Ray
September 12, 1859 (aged 44 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were William D. Brown and James Herring. National Centre of Biography.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 17, 1859 (aged 45 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 20, 1859 (aged 45 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Birth of a daughterAlice Maude Mary Ray
April 7, 1861 (aged 46 years)
Birth of a daughterBlanche Adeline Eliza Ray
January 27, 1863 (aged 48 years)
Birth of a daughterBlanche Adeline Eliza Ray
January 27, 1864 (aged 49 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M No. 7350/1864

Death of a daughterBlanche Adeline Eliza Ray
February 9, 1864 (aged 49 years)
Birth of a sonPercy Edgar Ray
April 5, 1865 (aged 50 years)
Birth of a sonPercy Edgar Ray
April 7, 1865 (aged 50 years)
Birth of a sonOswald Ernest Ray
June 5, 1871 (aged 56 years)
Death of a half-brotherDaniel Boon
July 19, 1876 (aged 61 years)
Cause: Hanging
Marriage of a childCharles Hugh MacDonaldMaria RayView this family
February 28, 1877 (aged 62 years)
Death of a daughterMaria Ray
May 2, 1878 (aged 63 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Byrne HurleyRosina RayView this family
January 28, 1880 (aged 65 years)
Baptism of a sonAlbert Charles Ray
January 6, 1884 (aged 69 years)

Death of a sonAlbert Charles Ray
January 6, 1884 (aged 69 years)

Death May 30, 1885 (aged 70 years)
Cause of death: Cancer of face, exhaustion
Note: Last seen by a medical attendant 10 days before death. Death informant was his son George. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.
Burial June 1, 1885 (2 days after death)
Note: Burial witnesses were G.H. Gommeson and S.E. Freeman. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.
Family with parents
father
17761835
Birth: about 1776London, England
Death: October 14, 1835Airds, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Sarah Wade and Nathaniel Boon Marriage entry
17931887
Birth: September 22, 1793 22 17Mount Pitt, Norfolk Island
Death: July 5, 1887Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 4, 1808St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
younger brother
18171859
Birth: October 12, 1817 41 24Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 10, 1859Picton, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger sister
18221924
Birth: May 18, 1822 46 28Bonnington near Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 22, 1924Blairgowrie, Epping, New South Wales, Australia
-13 years
elder sister
18091837
Birth: September 16, 1809 33 15Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1837Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18121887
Birth: May 28, 1812 36 18Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 5, 1887Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
himself
18141885
Birth: December 7, 1814 38 21Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1885Illawarra Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Nathaniel Boon
step-father
Nathaniel Boon Death 1839.
17921839
Birth: about 1792London, England
Death: February 12, 1839Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Sarah Wade and Nathaniel Boon Marriage entry
17931887
Birth: September 22, 1793 22 17Mount Pitt, Norfolk Island
Death: July 5, 1887Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: July 20, 1831St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
-7 years
half-brother
18241911
Birth: September 14, 1824 32 30Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 11, 1911South Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-sister
18261904
Birth: September 17, 1826 34 32Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1904Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
half-brother
1828
Birth: August 12, 1828 36 34Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
half-brother
0 months
half-brother
18301901
Birth: November 20, 1830 38 37Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 15, 1901Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
half-brother
18301899
Birth: November 20, 1830 38 37Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 18, 1899Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
half-sister
18321834
Birth: June 2, 1832 40 38Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 12, 1834Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
half-brother
18371876
Birth: November 25, 1837 45 44Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 19, 1876Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Eliza Jackson
himself
18141885
Birth: December 7, 1814 38 21Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1885Illawarra Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18241906
Birth: September 5, 1824Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 24, 1906Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 5, 1841St Peters Church of England, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
daughter
18411878
Birth: November 2, 1841 26 17Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 2, 1878Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
1844
Birth: October 26, 1844 29 20Airds, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18481921
Birth: June 24, 1848 33 23Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 10, 1921"Binita", Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
1850
Birth: December 17, 1850 36 26Airds, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18531946
Birth: June 30, 1853 38 28Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 10, 1946Booth House, Wardell Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
1855
Birth: November 2, 1855 40 31Airds, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18581884
Birth: November 16, 1858 43 34Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 6, 1884
2 years
daughter
22 months
daughter
18641864
Birth: January 27, 1864 49 39Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 9, 1864Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18651930
Birth: April 5, 1865 50 40Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1930Corowa, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
son
1871
Birth: June 5, 1871 56 46Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death

Last seen by a medical attendant 10 days before death. Death informant was his son George. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.

Burial

Burial witnesses were G.H. Gommeson and S.E. Freeman. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.

Note

William Ray junior, his mother, Sarah Wade, father, William Ray, and stepfather, Nathaniel Boon, farmed and operated the Three Brothers Inn. William retained the inn but also took up squatting runs near Wagga Wagga, and in 1855 purchased Mount Pleasant near Campbelltown from his brother-in-law, John Jenkins of Gundagai. He died in Marrickville at his son's (George Robert Ray) house

Mismanagement led to insolvency in 1869. William Ray and his wife, Eliza, had eleven children. Their two-story home at Campbelltown was richly furnished. On the ground floor was a formal room with cedar tables, chairs, sofas and sideboard. There were six pictures on the wall, work boxes and books, china vases and candlesticks, a bird cage and a clock. The parlour was fashionably cluttered with a loo-table, whatnot, chiffonier, cottage piano, chairs and sofa with carpet on the floor, curtains on the windows and pictures on the walls. The back dining-room was furnished with cedar chairs and leaf-table and boasted an ornamental clock, glass decanter, cruet-stand and knife box. There was one bedroom downstairs with a cedar bed and child's cot, washstands and commode chair. Two bedrooms upstairs slept at least seven people, with one double cedar bed and a single bed in the first bedroom and two double beds in the second bedroom. In an adjoining cottage was another furnished bedroom and a spare room with bedstead. There was accommodation for at least two servants, one sleeping in the dairy and another in the detached kitchen. In the yard were carts and dray, harness, ploughs, tools, shingles and tubs and wash boilers for the outdoor laundry. From: Campbelltown 'The Bicentennial History', by Carol Liston. 1840-1880 Ref.* AONSW 2/9337; Fowler Chronicle. Courtesy of Jenny Hodges