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Gray, Henry Jardine (1842–1921)

The late Mr. Henry Jardine Gray, whose death took place at Halkerton, Kitchener-road, Ascot, on 8th inst., was born at Huntington, Port Macquarie, N.S.W., in 1842, and was the youngest son of the late Lieut. Colonel Gray, 95th Rifle Brigade, a Peninsular and Waterloo veteran. Port Macquarie in those days was a centre to which had gravitated a number of military men who, like Col. Gray, had received Government grants of land when they came out from the Old Country, and these were the associations of home and neighbourhood in which Gray grew up. His father subsequently received and accepted the offer of what it is understood was the first police magistracy at Ipswich—the time was prior to separation—and there young Gray joined the Bank of Australasia, of which he was the first junior, joining the Australian Joint Stock Bank, from which he was appointed teller to the Queensland National Bank when that institution was founded. With that bank he served for over forty years, holding, in each case for long periods, the managerships of the branches at Maryborough and Ipswich, retiring in 1913, when he came to live in Brisbane. He married the only daughter of the late Mr. H. B. Fitz, M.L.C., of Pilton, at one time clerk of the Queensland Parliament. Of three sons and three daughters, two of the former predeceased him, the only surviving son being Mr. R. D. Gray, of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, Cumnock, N.S.W. Of the daughters, one is married to Mr. W. F. Lalor (of the firm of Messrs. Thynne and Macartney), and another to Mr. Walcott Warner Snand (of the Mines Department, Siam). Miss Gray, the third daughter, resides with her mother at Ascot.

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'Gray, Henry Jardine (1842–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gray-henry-jardine-13681/text24455, accessed 17 September 2019.

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