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- Bream Creek
- Who is Constable Rayner?
- First White Tasmanian Native
- The Wilson-Boag (Boak) Connection
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- Early Rayner Arrivals
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- The Clissold Family
- Children of William Bellinger and Mary Shaw
- A letter from Molesworth Jeffery
Ann Elizabeth Briscoe was born on 27 July 1817 and christened 23 December 1817, the daughter of Sarah Goodwin and Benjamin Briscoe.1 Ann's father died when she was two years old, and her mother remarried when she was five. It is not known if Ann had any schooling as a child, but several of her Briscoe siblings are known to have had some education.
Ann Elizabeth married John Gregory on 17 April 1837 in the Richmond district. John was described as a bachelor, living in the Colebrook Vale area. Ann was described as a spinster. Both signed the marriage registration with their mark indicating they couldn’t write. The witnesses were David Wilson and Margaret Bunker, both of Jerusalem. The celebrant was Mr. John Aislabie. For some reason the marriage is not in the official state marriage registrations, and so does not appear in the various indexes.2