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Samuel GRIBBLE & Elizabeth


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Benjamin c. 30 Sep 1810 Redruth, Cornwall
Samuel GRIBBLE & Elizabeth
Batch: C053411
Baptisms in the year 1810
September 30 Benjamin Son of Samuel & Elizabeth Gribble

Elizth Gribble c. 9 May 1803 Redruth, Cornwall
Saml Gribble & Elizth
Batch: C053411

John Gribble c. 29 Sep 1805 Redruth, Cornwall
Batch: C053411

Mary Michell Gribble c. 22 May 1808 Redruth, Cornwall
Samuel Gribble & Elizabeth
Batch: C053411

Death no help with mother's maiden name.

Surname: GRIBBLE
Given Names: Benjamin
Event: D
Father: Samuel
Mother: Elizabeth UNKNOWN
Age: 56
Birth Place: CORN
Death Place:
Year: 1866
Reg Number: 136

Elizabeth may not be the eldest. One tree has the marriage as 1797 but I can't find one that fits. The middle name Michell may be a clue. One tree suggests it's either Elizabeth MARTIN or BOASS.


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Witness is probably brother John:

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MARRIAGES solemnized in the Parish of Redruth in the County of Cornwall in the Year 1830
Benjamin Gribble of this Parish
Mary Brown of this Parish
were married in this Church by banns with Consent of -
this Thirty first day of January 1830
By me John Webstor ? Hawksly ? Offg. Minister
This Marriage was solemnized between us: Benjamin signed, Mary Brown x her mark
In the Presence of: Thomas Broad, John Gribbel
No. 971

Mary Ann BROWN c. 3 Jan 1808 Redruth, Cornwall
John & Mary
Batch: C053411

That record is the only place middle name Ann appears. Not in 1841 census or shipping record or her death reg or in her burial record or in birth or death reg for their 7 children.

Benjamin, Mary and family per 'Blonde' in 1848.

Death no help with Mary's mother's maiden name.

Surname: GRIBBLE
Given Names: Mary
Event: D
Father: Brown Jno
Mother: Mary UNKNOWN
Age: 81
Birth Place:
Death Place: BALLT E
Year: 1887
Reg Number: 335
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Daily News (WA) Fri 4 Feb 1887

GRIBBLE.— On the 20th Jauuary, 1887 at Queen-street, Ballarat, Victoria, Mary relict of the late Benjamin Gribble and mother of the Rev. J. B. Gribble, missionary to the aborigines. Aged 80 years.

Rev J B Gribble also married a Mary Ann - her death SMH Fri 21 Sept 1928 - Her death.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16496057?searchTerm=mary gribble&searchLimits=

death of Rev J B Gribble - The Daily News - Tues 13 June 1893

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/76927178?searchTerm=john b gribble&searchLimits=

regards Val
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Thanks Val.

I've started at the top and will work my way down all the family.

#1030/1868 GRIBBLE John (b. Cornwall) - BULMER Mary Ann E

Married in Safron Street, Chilwell, Vic.

Births Jun Qtr 1848
Bulmer Mary Ann Hunslet 23 297

c. 11 Jun 1848 Holy Trinity, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire
Richard BULMER & Elizabeth SHARP
Batch: C107482

The Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 19 September 1928 p.14
Mrs. M. A. Gribble, widow of the Rev. J. B. Gribble, the pioneer missionary among the aborigines in Queensland and Western Australia, has been seriously ill for some time suffering from the effects of dengue fever. Mrs. Gribble has heen admitted to Caleula private hospital, Clovelly.

I got dengue fever while living for 15 years in Thailand and spent a week in hospital. It was no fun with every joint aching. Had to get transfusion of platelets. Oh, still aching, but it's arthritis now.