A Stockbroker's Life in the Ballarat Gold Rush

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Bryant, Robert Ford (1841 – 1908)

Parents: Joseph Bryant & Anna (or Hannah) Ford
Birth: 9 Dec 1841, Cornwall England
Arrival: 1861 accoding to obituaries although a passenger list says 7 Apr 1864 aboard "Winefred" with wife Mary and infant son John V.  It is possible he returned home briefly, although unlikley.
Married: Mary Venning in 1862 in Launceston, Cornwall, England
Children: John Venning, Robert Ford, Edward George, Mary Hannah, Herbert George, Joseph, Albert George, William Herbert, Edith May, George Venning, Winifred Phillipa, Albert, Elsie Caroline, Hedley Venning
Death: Oct 1908 in Ballarat
Buried: Ballarat Old Cemetery

Associated companies/mines:

  • All Fours Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Australasian Mine
  • Black Horse Mine
  • Buninyong Estate Consols Company N/L
  • Central Australasian Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Devlins Freehold Quartz Co. N/L
  • Discovery Quartz Company N/L
  • Duke Consols N/L
  • Duke Number One Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • East Lothair Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Egerton Number One Co. N/L
  • Hepburn Home Paddock Extended G.M. Co. N/L
  • Himalaya Gold Mining Co.
  • Kingston Leads Consols Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Kyneton and Melbourne Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Long Point Quartz Co. N/L
  • Meadow Valley Sluicing Co. N/L
  • Midas Group
  • Napier Freehold Company N/L
  • New Flying Scud Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Newington Estate Gold Mining Co.
  • North Bischoff Tin Co. N/L
  • North Buninyong Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • North Clover Hill Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • North George Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Rich Hill Mining Co. N/L
  • Rothschild Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • St. George United Quartz Mining Co.
  • Union Bank Quartz Co. N/L
  • United Miners Company N/L
  • Western Freehold Company
  • Winter’s Freehold

Associated organisations:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • President Berringa Progress Association
  • President Ballarat Football Club
  • Secretary Allendale Mining Managers

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