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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Long Family: Althea Long

Mystery regarding heritage

My paternal grandmother was Althea Clara Long (nee Clay). She was fifth of the 11 children of Charles and Ellen Norah Clay (nee Martyn), of Gorae, near Portland, in south-western Victoria. Ellen had been born at Cape Bridgewater, near Portland, in 1864. It is confidently believed that at least three of the 11 children –

Clays came from Lincolnshire

My grandmother, Althea, was raised as one of 11 children in the Clay family of Gorae, near Portland. Her paternal grandfather was Charles Clay, born 1820 in Brixworth, Northamp-ton, England. He died at Portland, Victoria in 1908. Her paternal grandmother was Eliza Latimer, born 1829, died 1896. Charles, Eliza, and their eldest son George, sailed