Margaret Helen Dale

F, #3407, b. Mar 1859, d. 1879
Father*William Henry Dale b. 25 Jul 1834, d. 29 Dec 1907
Mother*Margaret Ruth Parry b. 1832, d. Nov 1908
Married NameGriffin.1 
Birth*Mar 1859 Manchester, Lancashire, England, Mar Q [Manchester] 8d 305 or 308.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1866 Sailing with Margaret Ruth Dale Harold Edgar Dale to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Essex
Age 5.3 
Marriage*1876 Spouse: Albert James Griffin. VIC, Australia, #M3490.1
 
Death*1879 VIC, Australia, #D1753 (Age 20) - as GRIFFIN.4 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Back Lane, Winston, Lancashire, England(Head of Household) Margaret Ruth Dale;
Age 2
Member(s) of Household: Harold Edgar Dale5

Family

Albert James Griffin b. 1854, d. 1949
Child 1.William Albert Griffin b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Mar Q [Manchester] 8d 305 or 308."
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B254 002.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D1753 - born Manchester, Spouse Albert James Griffin."
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1861 census: Class: RG 9; Piece: 2866; Folio: 100; Page: 20; GSU roll: 543041.
Last Edited7 Feb 2016

Albert James Griffin

M, #3408, b. 1854, d. 1949
Birth*1854 Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England.1 
Marriage*1876 Spouse: Margaret Helen Dale. VIC, Australia, #M3490.1
 
Widower1879Albert James Griffin became a widower upon the death of his wife Margaret Helen Dale.2 
Marriage*1882 Spouse: Sarah Godkin. VIC, Australia, #M1970.1
 
Death*1949 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #D6512 (Age 95) [par William John GRIFFIN & Sarah MATHEWS].3 

Family

Margaret Helen Dale b. Mar 1859, d. 1879
Child 1.William Albert Griffin b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D1753 - born Manchester, Spouse Albert James Griffin."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D6512 - Place of birth STEEPLE ASHTON ENGLAND."
Last Edited7 Feb 2016

William Albert Griffin

M, #3409, b. 1879
Father*Albert James Griffin b. 1854, d. 1949
Mother*Margaret Helen Dale b. Mar 1859, d. 1879
Birth*1879 Hotham, VIC, Australia, #B3442.1 
Education*c 1884 Attended State School 2560 (as William Dale) - age at admission 5y 4m.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian William Dale, carpenter - no previous schooling.
Last Edited7 Feb 2016

Mary Louisa Vera Durward

F, #3419, b. 7 Jun 1897, d. 1 Oct 1963
Married NameWilson. 
Birth*7 Jun 1897 Bendigo, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*20 Oct 1924 Spouse: Francis Erasmus Wilson. St John's Church, East Malvern, VIC, Australia, #M11162.1,2
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Dec 1924WILSON - DURWARD. - On the 20th October, at St. John's Church of England, Finch street, East Malvern, Francis Erasmus, only son of Rev. James and Mrs. Wilson, of Upper Beaconsfield to Mary Louisa Vera, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Durward, of Paxton street. East Malvern. (Present address, 22 Ferncroft avenue. East Malvern.)1 
Widow30 Jul 1960Mary Louisa Vera Durward became a widow upon the death of her husband Francis Erasmus Wilson.3,4 
Death*1 Oct 1963 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D6284 (Age 65) [par William DURWARD & Hariett Louisa TYLER].5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Sep 1949, Engagements. WILSON—LE COUTEUR. — Phyllis Estelle, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Wilson, of 28 Ferncroft avenue, East Malvern, to Philip David, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Le Couteur, of Rowe street, Roseville, N.S.W.6

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Dec 1924, p17.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#M11162 - Mary Louisa LENNOARD."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D9708 age 71."
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P001951b.htm
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 6 Sep 1949, p9.
Last Edited1 Jun 2017

Janet Isobel Mary Bevan Walker

F, #3420, b. 1902, d. 1 Sep 1984
Father*Edgar William Walker b. 1879, d. 16 Oct 1942
Mother*Muriel Eliza Marian Bevan b. Dec 1876, d. 30 Sep 1955
Probate (Will)* Janet Isabelle M B Western. Widow. Canterbury. 01 Sep 1984. 947/586.1 
Married NameWestern. 
Birth*1902 Petersham, NSW, Australia, #B34994/1902.2 
Marriage-Notice*19 Apr 1928Engagements: Miss Janet Bevan Walker, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Edgar Walker, Lome Grove, Camberwell, to Mr Clive Western, elder son of Mr and Mrs F. F. Western, of Camberwell road, Camberwell.3 
Marriage*1929 Spouse: Clive Thomas Frank Western. VIC, Australia, #M1426.4
 
WidowApr 1967Janet Isobel Mary Bevan Walker became a widow upon the death of her husband Clive Thomas Frank Western.5 
Village Bell*Jul 1981The article reads: "WESTERN Bruce - I hope you had a happy birthday, and enjoyed being 17 as much as I did at Pen Bryn - Beaconsfield Upper or Upper Beacy.
Love Grandma".
I am enjoying my "looking back" very much - and wish you all great success in what might (?) be a pilot scheme for others. Surely the Past is so important for us to recall because with no Past, there can be no future, because next week, next month, next year, Today will be Yesterday - and - the Old Ones said it so much better - "The Wind Passeth over it - and it is gone and the Place thereof shall know it no more.
Thank you all, for the interest and pleasure you have given me, and again all best wishes for your ventures,
Sincerely, Janet B. Western"
Ed. Note : Mrs. Western knew the district well and is delighted to hear of it today through the Village Bell.6 
Death*1 Sep 1984 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D21419 (Age 81) -- as WESTERN.5 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193631 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Clive Thomas Frank Western.7

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Jan 1925, The "Poms Poms" (Mrs Judge Bevan directress) gave their annual concert to a crowded house at the Assembly Hall on Friday night. The dresses and scenery were most artistically arranged, and tabbleaux were very effective. Recitations were given by Miss Janet Walker and solos by Messrs Smith and Ball (Salisbury House.)9

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P15, unit 72; VPRS 7591/P11, unit 14.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 19 Apr 1928, p64.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "019-1981, p13."
  7. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1925, p9.
Last Edited29 Apr 2015
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.