Members of the opposition party Queensland Parliament 1909 - Grayson is standing on the right, rear row.
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
27 August 1904 – 9 October 1920
|Preceded by||Duncan Watson|
|Succeeded by||William Deacon|
2 September 1849
Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland
27 July 1927 77) (aged|
Warwick, Queensland, Australia
|Resting place||Warwick General Cemetery|
|Ministerial, Opposition, Nationalist|
|Spouse(s)||Jane Bell (m.1872 d.1930)|
|Religion||Church of England|
Grayson was born at Lurgan, County Armagh, to parents John Grayson and his wife Jane (née Irwin) and educated at the Church of England School in Lurgan. He left Ireland at age fourteen to come to Australia, arriving in Brisbane in 1864. Almost immediately he set out for the Darling Downs and began work at Glengallan Station which at the time was owned by the Deuchar family.
In 1870 he took up a selection of his own and named it Silverwood. After five years there he moved to Warwick where he opened a general and produce store which successfully operated for the next 27 years.
In 1872, Grayson married Jane Bell and together had two sons and four daughters. He died in 1927 after suffering a short illness and was buried in the Warwick General Cemetery.
At the 1904 state elections, standing as a Ministerialist, Grayson defeated the sitting member, Duncan Watson for the seat of Cunningham in the Queensland Legislative Assembly. He was later a member of the Nationalist Party, and ended up as an Independent. He retired from his seat at the 1920 state elections.
- "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Mr. Francis Grayson — Warwick Daily News. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Family history research — Queensland Government births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
- Funeral Notice — Warwick Daily News. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Cunningham (1) — The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Cunningham
| Succeeded by|