Israel GRINHAM 1836-1893
&
Margery McNEIL 1839-1904

Somersetshire, England; Perthshire, Scotland; Sandford & Casterton, S-W Victoria, Australia; Butcher & Baker of Casterton S-W Vic., 1882

Israel GRINHAM (GREENHAM) b. 1836, Charlton Adam, Somersetshire, England, son of Charles GREENHAM 1797-1859 and Elizabeth HOCKEY 1797-1871 was married to Margery McNEIL, b. 1839, Perthshire, Scotland daughter of John McNEIL and Helen ROY.

Israel GRINHAM arrived in Victoria on the ship "Mermaid" in 1855 along with his parents Charles & Elizabeth and sisters Jane and Elizabeth.

Israel GRINHAM had a Butchery & Bakery, in the 1882 Commercial Sector Plan of Henty Street, Casterton.

Israel GRINHAM and his wife Margery are both buried in the Sandford Cemetery.

Isreal GRINHAM & Margery McNEIL had the following known family:

  1. John GRINHAM 1859-1941, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Finley, NSW, m. Elizabeth PIKE 1858-1942, b. Wallington, Victoria, to Henry PIKE and Ann WELLESLEY, d. Finley, NSW, lived at Balranald, Tocumwal & Finley, NSW, and had the following children...
    1. Anne Margery GRINHAM 1883-1950, b. Balranald, NSW, d. Sydney, NSW m. Reuben BLATCH 1857-1932.
    2. Israel Henry GRINHAM 1884-1962, b. Balranald, NSW, d. Sydney, NSW, m. Eveline Bessie Rosetta MAKEPEACE 1883-1944.
    3. John GRINHAM 1885-1903, b. Balranald, NSW, d. Finley, NSW.
    4. Jersey GRINHAM 1893-1977, b. Balranald, NSW, d. Maitland, NSW, m. Ethel Maud "Midge" BROWN 1899-1951
      • enlisted WW1, 9 Jul 1915
      • served with 4th Battalion & 1st Div Sig Coy, AIF
      • awarded Military Medal [MM], 2 Nov 1917
      • RTA 12 May 1919

  2. Israel GRINHAM 1860-1950, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1950, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Catherine Jane LEWIS 1868-1943, b. Clunes, Victoria to Thomas LEWIS and Martha Ann MILLER, d. Melbourne, Victoria, and had the following family at Clunes & Casterton...
    1. Martha Catherine GRINHAM 1888-1968, b. Clunes, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. Ernest Albert ROSS 1881-1961, b. Creswick, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    2. Marjorie GRINHAM 1889-1899, b. Clunes, Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria.
    3. Elizabeth Sandford Lewis GRINHAM 1891-__?__, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. ...?..., m. 1917 to Henry Thomas LEDGER
    4. Margaret Evelyn GRINHAM 1892-1981, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Bendigo, Victoria, m. Isaac Henry Richard TEDDER 1884-1975.
    5. Mary Louisa GRINHAM 1894-1896, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    6. Robert Lewis "Bob" GRINHAM 1898-1986, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, Jockey, d. Tasmania, m. Irene Lois "Rene" WALLER 1902-1977.

  3. Isabella GRINHAM 1863-1948, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. 1883 to Leon NOWACKI 1856-1921, born Posen, Prussia, died Hamilton, S-W Victoria. Leon migrated to Victoria, Australia in 1881 and they had 5 children at Casterton, S-W Victoria...
    1. Alma Apolonia NOWACKI 1884-1987, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. Stanley Arthur MILLER 1882-1920, b. Heywood, S-W Victoria, to Robert Charles MILLER and Hannah MILNE, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
    2. Theodore Roman NOWACKI 1886-1950, b. Casterton, S-W Vicoria, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, m. Lucy May WEBBER 1888-1925, b. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria.
    3. Leon Alexander NOWACKI 1887-1928, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
    4. Marjory Isabela NOWACKI 1889-1968, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Donald, Victoria, m. William Nicholas PEARSE 1889-1970, b. Donald Victoria to William Geake PEARSE and Isbaella Elizabeth PALMER, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    5. Felicyan Emil NOWACKI 1891-1965, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. Mary Elizabeth McINTYRE 1894-1974, daughter of Murdoch McINTYRE & Mary JELLY of Bahgallah, S-W Victoria. Felicyan Emil NOWACKI...
      • enlisted WW1, 29 Mar 1915
      • served as Sgt 37, 24th Battalion & 14th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
      • RTA 24 Jul 1919
      • Named : Bahgallah Hall Honour Roll
      • Named : Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
      • Soldier Settler : "Nangeela" Estate, Casterton
      • Glenelg Shire Councillor

  4. Charles GRINHAM 1865-1937, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Warracknabeal, Victoria, m. 1886 to Sarah Jane LOVELL 1869-1946, b. Heywood, S-W Victoria to Alfred Claude LOVELL and Bridget FALLON, d. Warracknabeal, Victoria. The family lived at Sandford and Warracknabeal and had the following family...
    1. Israel Alfred Roy GRINHAM 1888-1888, b. and d. 1888, Sandford, S-W Victoria.
    2. Charles James GRINHAM 1890-1941, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Woomerland, Victoria, m. 1916 to Eileen Agnes HOGAN 1891-1925, b. Rosebry, Victoria, d. Hopetoun, Victoria.
    3. Clarice Mary GRINHAM 1892-1951, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Horsham, Victoria, m. 1910 to Walter Powell Armstrong DAVEY 1883-1967, b. Ballarat, Victoria, to Charles Edward DAVEY and Emily ROTHERHAM, d. Horsham, Victoria.
    4. John Norman Leonard GRINHAM 1895-1935, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, m. 1920 to Marjory Ellen HOGAN 1896-1974, b. Rosebery, Victoria, to John Andrew HOGAN and Mary An McQUILLAN, d. Bendigo, Victoria. 5 children, John GRINHAM served in WW1...
      • enlisted 2 May 1916, Mildura, Victoria
      • embarked 1 Aug 1916 "Orsova" from Melbourne, Victoria
      • served as Pte 2164, 60th Battalion, AIF
      • embarked 10 Jun 1919 from England for RTA
    5. Sophia Isabell GRINHAM 1899-1936, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Hopetoun, Victoria, m. Leslie Theodore SEIPOLT 1895-1987, b. Rosebery, Victoria, d. ...?...
    6. Claude Clifford GRINHAM 1902-1982, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Sydney, NSW, m. Ellen Monica MORGAN 1892-1978, b. Learmonth, Victoria to Henry MORGAN and Ellen PURCELL, d. Ballarat, Victoria.
    7. Marjory Eva "Madge" GRINHAM 1904-1977, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Ballarat, Victoria, m. Edward James CLARKE 1892-1953, b. Port Fairy, Victoria to Francis cLARKE and Mary Ann PURDON, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    8. Ada GRINHAM 1906-1906, b. and d. 1906, Sandford, S-W Victoria.
    9. Frank GRINHAM 1906-1906, b. and d. 1906, Sandford, S-W Victoria.
    10. Mary Doris Jean GRINHAM 1909, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. ...?..., m. Cyril Mervan McROSS c.1895-1980, b. New York, USA, served with the 39th Battalion, AIF in France in WW1, d. Warracknabeal, Victoria.
    11. Stanley Gordon GRINHAM 1912-..?.., b. Woomelang, Victoria, d. ...?..., m. Elizabeth Annie BLIGH 1911-...?..., b. Leongatha, Victoria, d. ...?...
    12. Alma Phyllis GRINHAM 1914-1961, b. Horsham, Victoria, d. Warracknabeal, Victoria, m. John Lawrence McLEAN 1910-1979, b. Warracknabeal, Victoria, d. Warracknabeal, Victoria.

  5. Gerad GRINHAM 1867-1935, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. 1894 to Agnes Jane MURPHY 1871-1948, b. Bahgallah, S-W Victoria, to James MURPHY and Margaret OLIVER, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria and had the following family...
    1. Clement Oliver GRINHAM 1896-1916, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Somme, France
      • enlisted WW1, 27 Sep 1915
      • served as Pte 2418, 5th Pioneer Battalion & 29th Battalion, AIF
      • KIA 7 Dec 1916, France
      • Named on Casterton War Memorial
      • Named on Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
    2. Rudolph Clarence GRINHAM 1898-1975, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Leongatha, Victoria, m. Edith May PITTS 1906-1964, b. Portland, S-W Victoria to Bertie Thomas PITTS and Jessie Purvis LAURIE, d. Leongatha, Victoria.
    3. Ruth Pretoria GRINHAM 1890-1988, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. John Temple JONES 1902-1931, b. Melbourne, Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
    4. Isabella Margaret GRINHAM 1901-1972, b. and d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
    5. Russell James "Jim" GRINHAM 1904-1969, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. "Phoines" Estate, Carapook, Victoria, m. Catherine "Kit" COTTER 1908-1909, b. Carapook (Muntham), S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria..
    6. Meta Agnes GRINHAM 1906-1984, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, m. Walter Joseph "Wal" POVEY 1905-1983, b. Carapook (Muntham), S-W Victoria, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria. Resided at Clover Flat (Muntham), S-W Victoria.
    7. Una May GRINHAM 1908-1964, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Penola, South Australia, m. Hugh Reginald Sturgess BEARD 1903-1954, b. Nhill, Victoria, d. Nangwarry, South Australia.
    8. Verna Marjorie GRINHAM 1909-...?..., b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. ...?..., m. Stanley Arthur REES 1903-1987, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, to Arthur REES and Mary Elizabeth MILLER, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria.
    9. Jean Oliver GRINHAM 1913-2005, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Portland, S-W Victoria, m. Roy Francis STEPHENS 1910-1988, b. Warracknabeal, Victoria, to Cecil Francis STEPHENS and Mary Frances ROBERTS, d. Portland, S-W Victoria.

  6. Margery GRINHAM 1869-1953, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1894 to William McWilliamson ROSSIE 1865-1930, b. Buninyong, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, and they had the following family...
    1. Eric William Stanley ROSSIE 1897-1917, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1917, Belgium, where he served with the AIF as...
      • enlisted AIF, 15 Aug 1915
      • served as Pte 4118, 29th Battalion, AIF
      • KIA 21 Oct 1917, Polygon Wood, Belgium
      • Named :Casterton War Memorial
      • Named : Casterton State School Honour Roll
      • Named : Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
    2. Clive Roy McNeill ROSSIE 1900-...?..., b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. ...?..., m. Elizabeth June McINTOSH ...?...
    3. Israel Archibald Bramwell ROSSIE 1903-...?..., b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. ...?..., m Nesta Joyce MOON ...?...

  7. Henry Alexander GRINHAM 1870-1953, b. Bahgallah, S-W Victoria, d. Ballarat, Victoria, m.1905 to Elizabeth "Lizzie" BAWDEN 1864-1922, b. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria and they raised the fallowing family...
    1. Florence benson "Amy" GRINHAM 1890-1959, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Sunbury, Victoria, m. Philip CONOLLY
    2. Henry McNeil GRINHAM 1898-1937, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. Marguerita HINDSON
    3. Patricia Alexandrina GRINHAM 1901-1941, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. George Stewart BIRNIE 1895-1967.
    4. Margaret Viola GRINHAM 1905-1984, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. John NEALE.
    5. Roy Alexander GRINHAM 1907-2002, b. Casterton, Vic, d. NSW, m. Ellen Dorothy SMITH
    6. John Halley "Jock" GRINHAM 1910-1978, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. Swan Hill, Victoria, m. Lavina Rose GELLIE 1910-1984, b. Camperdown, Victoria, d. Swan Hill, Victoria.
    7. William "Bill" GRINHAM, b. ...?...

  8. Louis Edwin GRINHAM 1872-1960, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. 1897 to Catherine Mary POTTER 1872-1937, b. Mount Gambier, South Australia to Daniel POTTER and Margaret MENZIES, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria. They had the following family...
    1. Melville Roy GRINHAM [DCM] 1898-1953, b. Mount Gambier, SA, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, m. Doris Ruth EVANS 1902-1948, b. Shepparton Victoria to William Thomas EVANS and Cecelia EYNON, d. Melbourne, Victoria. Served and decorated in WW1...
      • Groom of Merino when he enlisted 14 May 1915 in the AIF,
      • served as Pte 2588, 8th Battalion, AIF
      • recommended for Victoria Cross [VC] 27 Sep 1917
      • awarded Distiguished Conduct Medal [DCM] 19 Nov 1917
      • RTA 25 Nov 1917
      • Named on Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
      • Named on Merino War Memorial
    2. Louis Edward GRINHAM 1900-1973, b. Mount Gambier, SA, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. Theresa Florence LYONS 1913-1990. Louis served with the 1st AIF in the Middle East...
      • enlisted AIF, 25 May 1918
      • served as Pte 64812, 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
      • embarked from Sydney, 16 Oct 1918 per "Malta" for the Middle East
      • embarked from Suez, Egypt 17 Jul 1919 per "Dunluce Castle" for RTA
      • discharged from AIF, 7 Oct 1919
      • Named on Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
    3. Clifford Alesbury GRINHAM 1901-1950, b. Mount Gambier, SA, d. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, m. Margaret Crystal GILBERT c.1895-1945.
    4. Olive GRINHAM 1903-1963, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. Trobridge Reuben SERCOMBE 1899-1950, b. Walhalla, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    5. Mona GRINHAM 1905-1971, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Horsham, Victoria, m. George JELLY 1902-1988, b. Casterton, S-W Victoria, to William JELLY and Annabella McINTYRE, d. Horsham, Victoria.
    6. Alexander Keith GRINHAM 1908-1968, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Cobden, Victoria, m. Annie CAMERON 1908-1980, b. Koroit, Victoria to John CAMERON and Florence Rebecca WILLIAMS, d. Cobden, Victoria.
    7. Reginald Bruce GRINHAM 1910-1978, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Coleraine, Victoria, m. Florence Mary PRETLOVE 1915-...?..., b. Sandford, S-W Victoria to Harold Lancecourt PRETLOVE and Ellen Margaret HURLEY.

  9. Margaret Ellen GRINHAM 1874-1974 b. and d. 1874, Carapook, S-W Victoria.
  10. Roy McNeil GRINHAM 1875-1946, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. Catherine Anderson "Katie" RIGNEY 1877-1948, b. Sandford, S-W Victoria, to Edward RIGNEY and Jane ANDERSON, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria. Roy GRINHAM was wounded in the Boer War in South Africa and later was the Casterton Poundkeeper...
    • enlisted in the Boer War
    • served as Pte 856, 5th Victorian Contingent (Mounted Rifles)
    • embarked 15 Feb 1901 on the "Orient" from Melbourne
    • wounded 7 Jun 1901 (shot in the thigh), Klipplaat, South Africa
    • disembarked Melbourne 13 Oct 1901 (invalid)
    • arrived home at Casterton 14 Oct 1901 (invalid)
    • "Welcome Home" function at Casterton 30 Oct 1901, presented with a watch and chain, suitably inscribed.

  11. Catherine Louisa Colchoon GRINHAM b. 1878, d. 1878 Sandford, Vic,
  12. Frances Eva GRINHAM b. 1880, Casterton, Vic, m. William Arthur PENNY
  13. Margaret Jean GRINHAM b. 1883, Casterton, Vic, m. John Reginald LAMONT

Links to Pioneer Names at...

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Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


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