Jonathon RIGBY 1850-1924 & Mary Grace OWENS c1847-1937

Jonathon RIGBY was born ca 1850 in Staffordshire England, son of William RIGBY and Sarah BROUGH and married in 1873 to Mary Grace OWENS, born c 1847 Holyhead, Wales, daughter of Owen OWENS and Catherine LEWIS and they had the following family:

  1. Mary Grace RIGBY b. 1874 Digby, Vic;
  2. Owen Stanley RIGBY b. 1877, Digby, Vic, mar. Flora ALLARDICE;
  3. Catharine Sarah RIGBY b. 1879, Digby, Vic;
  4. Elizabeth Ann RIGBY b. 1882, Digby, Vic;
  5. Victoria May RIGBY b. 1884, Digby, Vic,
    • mar. 1912, Claude Alfred Wallis HOLT, b. 1881, Sydney, NSW, Aus
    • son of Alfred William & Ludwina HOLT
    • WW1 1st AIF, 7th Light Horse, enlisted 24-11-1915
    • RTA 4-03-1919
    • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 78, planted by Mrs HOLT
  6. Helen Myra RIGBY b. 1886, Digby, Vic;
  7. Gweneth Lewis RIGBY b. 1889, Digby, Vic, mar William Thurston HOGARTH;
  8. Kathleen Ray RIGBY b. 1892, Digby, Vic, mar. ? ROSS.


J. RIGBY was listed as a buyer on the original list of Digby town allotments.

1879 - J. RIGBY listed as Chief Ranger for Court Perseverance No 3319, Ancient Order of Foresters at Digby.

Jonathon RIGBY built a residence three miles west of Digby. He was a bridge builder operating under the name of RIGBY & SHARPE.



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