Person:John Morey (5)

m. 8 Oct 1845
  1. John Morey1846 - 1914
  2. George Morey1848 - 1915
  3. Emily Morey1854 - 1913
  4. Sarah Jane Morey1857 - 1860
  5. Frank Morey1859 - 1913
  6. Harry Percival Morey1861 - 1938
Facts and Events
Name John Morey
Gender Male
Birth? 1846 Bridford, Devon, EnglandSt Thomas
Death? 1914 Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia

In 1871 or 1872 William, his wife Sarah and their children moved further South to Weatherall Road, Cheltenham where they purchased market gardening property of their own. Cheltenham at this time was a large food producing settlement and no doubt William and his sons worked hard to make their land productive and profitable. This property was destined to be passed on to the eldest son John Morey who like his father was a market gardener and who lived here for the remainder of his life exhibiting both initiative and skill in successfully managing the land which stayed in the family for more than forty years. Henceforth the lives of many members of the Morey family would be intertwined with those other early settlers in the Cheltenham area. John Morey married the daughter of a neighbouring gardener Elizabeth Forrest. This couple who likely lived with William and Sarah at Weatherall Road following their wedding, raised a family of nine children all of whom were born at Cheltenham .