Elizabeth (Bristow) Grono [Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799]

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Elizabeth Grono (Bristow)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Begbroke, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 06, 1848 (77)
Pitt Town NSW Australia
Place of Burial: Ebenezer Churchyard NSW Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Captain Abraham John Bristow, RN and Rachael Bristow
Wife of Captain John Grono [Free Settler "Buffalo" 1799]
Mother of Elizabeth Hartley, free "Buffalo" 1799; John Grono, Free "Elizabeth" 1827; Frances Hall, Free 1798; Maria Jane Mills; Jane McKenzie - Mitchell and 7 others
Sister of Thomas Bristow; Hester Bristow; John Bristow; Susannah Bennett; Abraham Bristow, "Twin" and 3 others

Occupation: Housewife, Homemaker
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About Elizabeth (Bristow) Grono [Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799]

"Twin" BIOGRAPHY: Born in England, 1771, Arrived in Sydney with Husband John GRONO on the 'HMS BUFFALO' on 26 April 1799, with 3 small children. Little is known of Elizabeth other than that she may have been the daughter of Captain Abraham Bristow R.N. She married John Grono on 20 July 1790 at Rotherhithe in London Dock side area. The only first-hand description of Elizabeth is as a good singer with dark hair and eyes. While her husband built ships and sailed to distant New Zealand in search for Seal skins, she stayed at home in the Hawkesbury to care for their family. Her name lives on, however, Elizabeth Island in Doubtful Sound, South New Zealand, is named after her. Elizabeth died at Pitt Town on 6 July 1848 and is buried with her husband at the historic Ebenezer Church. She was 77 years old. Burial: 7 Jul 1848 Ebenezer Church, Ebenezer, NSW Australia.

Elizabeth BRISTOW and her twin Abraham were born c1771 England (daughter of Abraham John BRISTOW and Rachael JOHNSTON)

Elizabeth married John GRONO on 20/7/1790 in Surrey, England and they had the following children in England

  • Elizabeth 1791
  • John 1793

When John was sent to Australia as crew on "Buffalo" he brought his wife + daughter Elizabeth with him. Son James came to Australia in 1827.

  • Frances 1798 was born on the voyage.

Elizabeth and John had the following children in Australia

  • Maria 1800
  • Jane 1802
  • Margaret 1804
  • William 1805
  • Ann 1806
  • John Joel 1809
  • James Alexander 1810
  • Matilda 1815
  • Thomas 1818

Elizabeth died 14/7/1848 at Ebenezer


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Elizabeth (Bristow) Grono [Free Settler "HMS Buffalo" 1799]'s Timeline

January 1, 1771
Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
March 3, 1771
Oxfordshire , England
March 3, 1776
Age 5
Age 20
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
January 1, 1793
Age 22
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 27
On board ship near the Cape of Good Hope on board HMS BUFFALO
December 1, 1800
Age 29
NSW, Australia
Age 32
Berry Hill Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia