George Perrey was born before 1830, son of George Perrey. He married Elizabeth Ann Wilson at the Parish Church in West Hackney, Middlesex, England on August 17, 1851. Elizabeth was born circa 1828 in Chingford, Essex and before her marriage lived in West Hackney, Middlesex. His father had been a farmer, and his brothers were involved in the pawnbroking business in Hackney, Middlesex.
In 1851 George was an agricultural labourer, in 1885 he was described on his son's marriage certificate as a carsman. George died before 1881.
George Perrey and Elizabeth Ann Wilson had the following children:
George Perrey (father: George) was born in Chingford, Essex, England on April 2, 1862. He married Eliza Jane Noble in the Parish Church in Chingford, Essex, England on August 2, 1885. At the time of their marriage, George was a factory operative.
Eliza Jane Noble was born on Sunday, June 9, 1861 in Woodford, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Robert Noble and Eliza Philpot and was known as Jenny. George died on Saturday, December 2, 1917. Jenny died on Saturday, April 4, 1931 and was buried on April 9, 1931 in the Clacton Cemetery in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England.
George Perrey and Eliza Jane Noble had the following children:
Harry Perrey married Eva Clara Girt at the Parish Church in Chingford, Essex, England on April 8, 1912. Harry and Eva had met at Church. Witnesses to the marriage were George Zach Perrey (the groom's brother) and Louisa Jane Girt (the bride's sister).
At the time of their marriage, Harry was described as an oilman. After their marriage, they lived at 33 Alpha Road, Chingford, Essex.
Before his marriage in 1912 Harry lived at 35 Alpha Road in Chingford, Essex, England. Harry was called up for active duty with the Suffolk Regiment as Private No. 36728 on May 29, 1917. It was the first world war, and Harry served on active service in France where he was injured with shell in his big toe and was sent home. He was in hospital for a while. He was transfered to the Army Reserve on demobilisation on March 2, 1919.
Harry was a jack of all trades. At one stage he worked at a pig farm, but he caught typhoid fever and Eva had to nurse him through that while she was pregnant with Frank. Grace Setford (nee Perrey) said that it was believed that it was because Eva had to lift Harry during his illness, that Frank was born with the cord around his neck, but he was not harmed.
Other jobs held by Harry included that of oilman, where he delivered oil, he drove a horse and cart delivering bacon and eggs, and also worked at a nursery.
Before emmigrating to Australia in 1923 Harry lived at 33 Alpha Road in Chingford, Essex, England. The Perrey families all lived very close together in Alpha Road, Chingford. Harry and his family lived across the road from his mother Eliza Perrey, and his brother George Zachariah Perrey and his family lived two doors down from Harry. Eva Perrey (Harry's wife) and Dolly Perrey (George Zachariah's wife) never got on together particularly well, although their children played together and remained lifelong friends.
Harry emigrated to Australia with his wife and three children arriving on November 2, 1923. The family were approved migrants on P. & O.'s Branch Service Steam Ship Barrabool. The family had third class (steerage) tickets. The tickets were £33 for Harry, and £82-10 for Eva and the three children, Evelyn 10, Grace 8, and Frank 6. The Barrabool, a steam ship of 13,100 tons was to sail to Australia, via The Cape. The Perrey family left England for Australia as Grace suffered from asthma and the Doctors believed the Australian climate would help relieve the condition. The day before they sailed from England, many from Eva's family stayed at the Perrey house, sleeping four to a bed. Daisy Girt saw the family off at Tilbury on August 23, 1923.
Frank died at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on October 18, 1974. Annie lived at 4155 Georgia Street in North Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada before her death in 1976. Annie died in hospital in North Burnaby on August 21, 1976 and was buried on Tuesday, August 24, 1976 in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in North Burnaby. Her funeral was held at St Nicholas Church, Cnr Ingleton and Triumph Streets in North Burnaby on Tuesday, August 24, 1976 at 2.30 p.m.