Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Griffith William Parry


1. Griffith William Parry

Convicted at the Old Bailey in 1820 of robbery. Arrived on the Speke

Mary Anne Mustare (Musty)

Came free on Mariner ?

Richard Woodbury

Accidently drowned while crossing a creek.

9. Helena Parry

We deeply regret to have to announce the death of Mrs. Helena Gannon, of the Grosvenor Hotel, Church-hill, which occurred at her late residence on Wednesday, September 5th. The deceased was the widow of the late Mr. W. Gannon, who for a number of years was proprietor of Petty's Hotel, Wyn- yard-square. Mrs Gannon was a very highly-esteemed member of St. Patrick's parish, and always interested herself in Church and charitable matters, to which she was a constant and generous subscriber. She was a devout and sincere Catholic, and always attended St. Patrick's Church. Possessed of many amiable and gentle qualities, she
endeared herself to all who knew her, and her kindly presence will be greatly missed. Mrs. Gannon had been ailing for only ten days, and during her illness was attended by the Very Rev. Father Ginisty, S.M. The fune- ral took place on Friday, and was largely attended. As the coffin was taken from the Grosvenor Hotel, where a short ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Father Piquet, S.M., the bells of St. Patrick's and those of St. Phillip's Church were tolled. The chief mourners were Mrs. Sturzaker, Miss Parry, and Miss M. A. Parry (sisters), Mrs. Linder, Mrs. T. Buttel, Miss Sturzaker, Miss E. Sturzaker (nieces), Messrs. Fred Gannon and A. Sturzaker (brothers-in-law), Hon. J. C. Gannon, M.L.C, S. Gannon, A. Gannon, C Gannon, S. Gannon, L. Stur- zaker, and R. Gribben (nephews). Amongst others who attended were the Venerable Archdeacon Langley, Mrs. Atkin- son, Mrs. Neil, Mrs. Butler, Miss Quilty, Ald. R. G. Watkins, Messrs. J. M'Laughlin, J. Blakeney ("Freeman's Journal). M. .Daley, J. Parle, W. Smythe, C. W. Cupitt, H. Webb, T. Bush, J. Leach, B. Hourigan, A. P. Smith, S. Gurner, Kelllick, Keys, etc. The last prayers were read at the graveside by the Rev. Father Hyland, O.F.M. The coffin was covered with a large number of floral tributes. R.I.P.
Source: Freeman's Journal 15 Sep 1906

William Gannon

The announcement of the death on Tuesday last of Mr. William Gannon, for many years proprietor of Petty's Family Hotel, Wynyard-square, was received on every side with general expressions of regret. Daring his long illness he was attended by the Marist Fathers of St. Patrick's. Mr. Gannon was a universal favourite in all circles, here and in the other colonies, where his kindly ways and genial disposition endeared him to those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and they were almost countless. He was one of our best-known public men, in the best sense of the word. He was a spirited and popular sportsman, besides having been the owner or some of the very best racehorscs which ever trod the Australian turf. His proudest distinction as a racing man was the winning of the Melbourne Cup with Arsenal some years ago, but he was no less proud of the many victories of the Australian Peer, who put up almost a champion record in his time. Mr. Gannon had been ailing for a number of years, but recovered sufficiently some time ago to put in a welcomed appearance at Randwick and other leading racecourses. A relapse in his illness, however, took place some weeks back, and it was then understood amongst his intimate friends that there was no hope of his final recovery. The funeral, which was very largely attended, took place on Thursday.
Source: Freeman's Journal 4 Aug 1894

An old friend of the above deceased has handed us for publication the following lines, composed by Mr. H. Lublin, of Sydney : The Derby and Leger are over, The'Hurdle and Handicap run, The Champion Race, and, moreover.  The Cup by a Sydney horse won I Such were the glad tidings prevailing When Melos, Sweet William, and Peer, With the speed of At'lanta, kept sailing To triumph— proclaimed far and near. Tho' years, eight, are fled, come November — Like Pegasus time taketh wing — The sporting world fain doth remember The cheers loud that frequent did ring. For Arsenal's popular master, Who victory brought to the north, 'Ere Melbourne had ganged the disaster That fill'd her shrewd turfites with wrath. But now all our gladness is broken, Naught reigueth but stillness, and gloom, Save the bell? muffled dirges, in token Of sorrow befitting the tomb. No more shall his steeds be distended, No more shall his oolors canse dread ; His race o'er life's journey is ended — . The turfs faithful hero is dead.
Source: The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser 17 Aug 1894