Joseph Gridley

Male 1815 - 1894  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Joseph Gridley 
    Born circa 1815  Clare, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History 1870 onwards  Eumundi, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Earliest Eumundi Settlers

    In the year 1870 Mr. Joseph Gridley arrived in Eumundi, acquiring land adjoining the north east portion of the area (the present business section). Then Mr. T. J. Ball, coming in 1882, had to virtually brush his way through from Tewantin. His purpose was to produce cane sugar. He settled near the Main Camp (railway camp). Others who followed included E. H. Arundell, A. Trundle, H. Bennett, C Blomfield and W. Burrell. Cobb & Co.'s coach travelled from Yandina to Belli Park, where Eumundi residents collected their mail. The coach then continued to Gympie. Many of these settlers engaged in the timber industry. Mr. Andrew Luke, who selected land in. Eumundi, is living with his family. He is aged 90. At Main Camp a school and hotel were built. In 1895 Mr. George Etheridge arrived at the Main Camp. He intended to start a sugar mill, but sugar at that time was a failure. He brought machinery to Eumundi in 1900 and opened a sawmill. By this time Eumundi possessed a butcher's shop, a store and blacksmithing business. The timber industry had then become established. The first bank (ES. & A.) was opened in 1909; and the present school of arts was erected in 1912. In the latter year there were between ?0 and 70 bullock teams operating in the district.

    Transcribed from Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 - 1954)Friday 11 May 1951  
    Died 21 Jul 1894  of Maroochy, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name of Deceased Proprietor - Joseph Gridley, late of Maroochy, farmer.

      Date of Death - 21st July, 1894.

      Names of Claimants - Josiah Young, of Brisbane, merchant, and Ellen Gridley, of Maroochy aforesaid, widow of deceased.

      Description and Situation of Land - Portion 45, and subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 6 of portion 70, and subdividion 1a of portion 34, county ot Canning, parish of Maroochy.

      Estate Claimed to be Transmitted - Fee simple.

      Particulars of Will or Otherwise - Will dated 26th November, 1887.

      Date within which Caveat may be Lodged - 23rd February, 1897.

      Transcribed from The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)Monday 18 January 1897

    Person ID I6145  Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2012 

    Father Joseph Gridley 
    Mother Anne Deek 
    Family ID F1814  Group Sheet

    Family Ellen Perry,   b. Circa 1820, Cavendish, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1902, Brisbane, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Immigration 24 Jan 1856  NSW onboard the 'James Fernie' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joseph Gridley 41yrs cannot read (all from Suffolk)
    Ellen Gridley 38yrs cannot read
    Emma Gridley 14yrs Nursemaid
    Caroline Gridley 11yrs can Read
    Eliza Gridley 9yrs can read
    George Gridley 6yrs
    Hannah Gridley 1yr 
    Children 
    +1. Emma Gridley,   b. circa 1841, Clare, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1923, The Gap, Brisbane, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     2. Caroline Gridley,   b. circa 1844, Clare, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eliza Gridley,   b. circa 1846, Clare, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George Gridley,   b. circa1849, Cavendish, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hannah Gridley,   b. circa 1855, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1945, Eumundi, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
     6. Mary Ann Gridley,   b. 12 Dec 1858, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Walter Gridley,   b. 25 Sep 1863, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1942, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F1813  Group Sheet


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