Simon Paternoster

M, #3431, b. 13 May 1832, d. 5 Dec 1926
Simon PATERNOSTER
(1832- )
Occupation* Local auditor of electoral register & register of births and deaths.1 
Book*Paternoster, Simon, Berwick, a native of England, born in 1832, came to Victoria in 1852 by the ship Dinapore. Though he had learned the drapery trade at home, he spent ten years at the gold diggings and then went to Berwick, where he commenced business in High-street as general storekeeper, dealing in grocery, drapery, stationery, chemists' wares, ironmongery, boots and shoes, hay and corn, paints and oils, &c.
He has a stock of the value of £8000, and his business premises are worth £4000. Mr. Paternoster has half-an-acre of land, with shop and private dwelling thereon. He keeps five horses and three vehicles. In 1864 he married Miss Harbrow, by whom he has a family of eight children.2 
BookCyclopedia of Victoria - see exhibit.
Birth*13 May 1832 London, England. [par George PATERNOSTER & Fanny Mahala GALAPHANT]3,1 
Marriage*16 Feb 1864 Spouse: Eliza Harbrow. Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M377.4,1
 
Land-UBeac*25 Mar 1875Simon Paternoster selected land from the Crown. GEM--1. 319a 3r 36p - 1525/19. Crown Grant to S. PATERNOSTER on 21 Nov 1876.5 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be,
Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford
David Crichton
David Smyth
William D Nash
John Milne
Patrick Kennedy
Henry Lawes
George Taylor
Charles Alexander
John Sharples
Alfred G Shorthouse
Robert Booth
Anne Stredder
David Glenn
William McCraw
John Modral
Iden Henham jun
Jno H Hinds
Thos. C Hyde
William Modral
Robert Muir
George Miller
S Paternoster.6 
Land-UBeac*18 Sep 1882 PAK-71. Transfer from Thomas McKelvie to Simon Paternoster. 18a 3r 39p - Land File 3265/19 (appears to be missing) - Crown Grant to Simon Paternoster on 18 Sep 1882.7,8 
Land-UBeac*25 Aug 1884 PAK-71. Transfer from Simon Paternoster to William Arthur Callander A'Beckett. 18a 3r 39p.9 
Land-Note*28 Jul 1886 PAK-75: Memo No 6226. Simon Paternoster of High Street Berwick, Storekeeper, is registered as proprietor of the within described land as Executor to whom Probate of the will of Renselier Barnes (who died 5th April 1886) was granted 14th June 1886.10 
Land-Note*19 Feb 1890 GEM-D-57: Mortgagee: Simon Paternoster. Discharged 3 Oct 1908. Mortgagor was William Adams.11 
Land-Note*9 Jul 1890 GEM-D-56: Mortgagee: Simon Paternoster. Not discharged. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.12 
Land-UBeac9 Jul 1904 GEM-D-56. Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to Simon Paternoster. 59a 2r 7p.13 
Land-UBeac*9 Jul 1904 GEM-D-57. Transfer from William Adams to Simon Paternoster. 40a.13 
Land-UBeac*3 Oct 1908 GEM-D-56.57. Transfer from Simon Paternoster to Frederick Cecil Browne. 40a + 59a 2r 7p.14 
S Bourke Morn Journ*5 Dec 1918 Public Notice: Having purchased the Business lately carried on by S. Paternoster, in Beaconsfield, I wish to notify the residents of beaconsfield and Officer that I AM NOT in any way connected with Paternoster, neither has he any further interest in the Business. C.C. RODGERS Beaconsfield.15

 
Death*5 Dec 1926 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D12959 (Age 94.)16 
Death-Notice*6 Dec 1926PATERNOSTER-On the 5th December, at his residence, Clapham, 39 Prospect Hill road, Camberwell, Simon, loving husband of Eliza Paternoster, and loving father of William, Jack, Fan (deceased), George, Jennie (Mrs Burns), Jim, Mat, and Aggie (Mrs McDonnell), aged 94½ years. A colonist of 74 years (English papers please copy.)
Buried at Box Hill Cemetery.17 

Family

Eliza Harbrow b. 1847, d. 1935
Children 1.George Henry Paternoster b. 1872, d. 1946
 2.Robert James Paternoster b. 1875, d. 1954

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Dec 1876, LICENSES UNDER PART II., SECTION 19, "LAND ACT 1869," REVOKED.
    NOTICE is hereby given that the Governor, acting by and with the advice of the Executive Council, has revoked the licenses mentioned in the schedule hereunder, and that such licenses have become forfeited and void.
    D. GILLIES, Commissioner of Crown Lands and Survey, The Responsible Minister of the Crown administering The Land Act 1869.
    Department of Lands and Survey (Occupation Branch, Rent Roll Division), Melbourne, 20th November 1876.
    Schedule. Melbourne district: Simon Paternoster; parish of Gembrook ; extent, 319a. 3r. 36p.—(Corr.1525/19.)18
  • 9 Jul 1879, BERWICK POLICE COURT. Friday, July 4. (Before Messrs. Wilson, Palmer, Officer and Elmes.)
    The Queen v William Henry Phillips ; a charge of stealing four head of cattle. Prisoner appeared on remand from Melbourne, and Mr A. Read appeared to defend him. Senior Constable Kilfedder prosecuted.—All witnesses having left the Court, the prosecutor said that about, April, last year, a man named Ring gave prisoner nine head of cattle to graze. On asking for them some time after, prisoner said four had broken out of the paddock. He afterwards offered to give them up, but did not. Prisoner was arrested, and the cattle taken possession of by the police.—Richard Ring examined : Said he was a farmer, residing at Dandenong. In April, last year, or Good Friday 1878, prisoner took nine head of cattle from him to graze. He was to keep them in a paddock near Berwick. The charge was to be 7s. each per quarter. Five had been sent home. [At this stage Mr. Read pointed out that the offence was committed at Dandenong]. The cattle were branded R.R. The five head were sent home to him as they calved. The four not returned were three red heifers and one spotted one. When asked for the other four, prisoner said he had sent them to a paddock at Pakenham. The cattle were about nine months in possession of prisoner when the four were asked for. Prisoner said afterwards that the man into whose paddock he had put them at Pakenham would bring them to the Dandenong market to him. They were not brought. Demanded the cattle from prisoner several times since. He promised to pay the value of the cattle at 10s per week. Would have taken the money, but did not get any of it. Prisoner said the cattle were lost. To the Bench : The money offered was to be in payment for the cattle. Was not aware of what had become of the cattle when he agreed to take th money offered. His reason for offering to accept the money was that he might be recompensed for the loss of his cattle. Did not know then that the cattle were stolen. Knew that the four missing head of cattle had been recovered. Had seen the cattle in the Courtyard this morning. They are the four missing cattle the same he gave to prisoner to graze for him. Had not himself sold, nor, did he authorize any person to sell those cattle. Heard prisoner swear at Dandenong that the cattle were lost, and said that he was not responsible; and that he had put them into a paddock at Pakenham. Did not give prisoner permission to remove the cattle from his paddock at Berwick. To the Bench : The arrangement with prisoner was that the cattle were to be kept in the paddock at Berwick. Did not know the date when prisoner offered to pay for the cattle by weekly payments in lieu of the cattle being returned. It was made this year. It was before he ascertained that the cattle were stolen that he offered to accept payment.
    To Mr. Read : It was Constable Kilfedder who first told him the cattle were stolen, and that he would recover the cattle for him without any cost. The Constable came to me. The cattle were more valuable now than when prisoner had got them. Value them at £3 a head. Prisoner had offered £2 10s. for them. Asked £12 from prisoner and would not take less. Offered to take 10s. a week if security was given for payment. Had summoned prisoner to Dandenong Police Court on July 14th for illegal detention of the cattle. Prisonier did not send to tell him that four of the cattle had got out. Prisoner told him in January that the cattle had got out of the paddock. Had applied to prisoner at least ten times for the money he had promised. Prisoner would not speak to me before a witness.—Simon Paternoster examined : Had a transaction with prisoner about cattle on 16th January last. He said he had cattle for sale. There were about ten or twelve in the yard. He picked out those he said were grazers, and offered him the balance, six, at first; not being able to agree as to price; prisoner put in another cow, which witness agreed to take with the other six for £18. Paid the money and got a receipt in prisoner's hand writing. The receipt produced is the same. Prisoner gave him delivery of the cattle, and he took them to his farm at Gembrook. The cattle in the Court yard he believed to be four of those he had purchased. To Mr. Read : The cattle were sold openly, and witness was not asked to conceal them. Prisoner had been in the habit of grazing and dealing in cattle. Valued the four in the yard at £10. He bought them to settle a contra account against prisoner, and probably gave a higher price than they were worth. Wm. McCraw, examined : Accompanied last witness to purchase cattle about six months since from prisoner. He said he had cattle for sale, and helped to yard them. He afterwards drafted out four heifers and two cows, to sell to Paternoster. Another cow was added, and the lot purchased by Paternoster at £18. Took delivery of them from prisoner. The cattle were branded RR on milking rump. Had possession of the cattle since then. The cattle in the Court yard were four of these purchased by Paternoster from prisoner. To Mr. Read : Only four of the cattle were branded R R. Knew prisoner to have been a dealer in cattle. Had never himself made mistakes in buying cattle.—Constable Kilfedder, the prosecutor, was then sworn, and stated that from information received about stolen cattle he arranged with Ring to meet him at Paternoster's farm at Gemnbrook; on 23rd of last month. Ring pointed out four heifers which he claimed and gave into his (witness's) charge, and on the following day took out a warrant at Dandenong, against prisoner for stealing same. Prisoner was arrested on that warrant. Prisoner said he expected to be arrested, but asked how he could steal cattle that were given him to graze. The cattle in the yard were those given to him by Ring. For the defence Mr. Read urged that from the evidence of Ring the case was out of Court, as Ring had offered to accept payment for the cattle, and thus compound a felony.—(The Bench held that the cattle at that time were supposed to be lost—not stolen).—Mr. Read produced a number of prisoner's receipts, which did not give the brands of cattle purchased, and urged that prisoner had simply made a mistake as to the brands. It was but recently that a very respectable man, Mr. Souter, sold two of Mr. Officer's cattle. In mistake Mr. Officer might have prosecuted, but he knew it was but a mistake. He quoted similar cases to show that prisoner had merely made a mistake. No secresy had been practised. Ring supposed the cattle were lost, and offered to take £12 for them, but afterwards summoned prisoner to Dandenong Police Court for illegal detention. If the cattle had been stolen, Ring would be entitled to possession of them from the present holder. The cattle came properly into prisoner's possession, and they were lost out of the paddock. Prisoner was not in a position to pay the 10s. a week promised. Under the Act it seemed as if Ring had compounded a felony. He now came to ask the Bench to imprison the young man before them. He urged that the prisoner was a young man of good character, whose only fault was that he had not been successful in money matters. He blamed the Constable, for urging on the case against prisoner. The Bench should pause before they committed his client, as a stigma would attach to him and his family all his life, even though a jury would not convict him, and he believed no jury would convict him. The cattle prisoner sold he believed to be his own.—The Bench retired and on resuming the Chairman (Mr Palmer) said the Bench considered there was evidence enough to warrant them in conimitting prisoner.—Mr. Read called John Ring.—The Bench considered the case closed.—Mr. Read : I did not expect your Worships to commit.—Witness, Ring : It was since January he heard the cattle were lost. It was prisoner that told him of the loss of the cattle. Never heard of any price offered by prisoner for the cattle.—The Bench accepted on behalf of prisoner the same bail as before.—ln reply to the Chairman of the Bench, prisoner said he would reserve his defence. The Court then adjourned.19
  • 25 Mar 1885, BERWICK POLICE COURT. March 20, 1885. Simon Paternoster v. Isabella Coxon; goods, £1 3s. 6d.-Settled out of Court.20
  • 27 Jan 1904, Messrs. Paternoster and Shorthouse went on a fishing excursion to Wallace Creek, and brought back 120 fine specimens of black fish.21
  • 28 Jan 1905, GEMBROOK. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18. At Three O'Clock. At the RANGES HOTEL, GEMBROOK. SALE of GOOD DAIRY, FATTENING, and AGRICULTURAL FARMS, And SAWMILLING SITES, And SITES for COUNTRY RESIDENCES, ORCHARD and POULTRY FARMS, In FIVE 20-ACRE BLOCKS, Situated at GEMBROOK,EMERALD and BEACONSFIELD. W. S. KEAST and Co , in conjunction with H. L. KETTLE have received instructions from the owners to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, as follows, viz:—
    Lot 4.—On Account of S Paternoster Esq of Berwick.—All that piece of land containing 320 acres or thereabouts, being Allotment 1, Section E, in the parish of Gembrook. This is a very desirable farm situated one mile from Emerald RS on a level road, and only 32 miles from Melbourne, in the midst of a rich and fertile district.
    The country is well adapted for dairying or cultivation being all flat land and thoroughly sound. The soil is of rich volcanic character, chocolate and black in colour, growing onions, maize, and potatoes to perfection; 100 acres of potatoes recently yielded an average of 7 tons to the acre. The property is well fenced and permanently watered.
    The buildings consist of a comfortable cottage (new) and all necessary outbuildings. A large portion of the property is covered with English grass and has been personally inspected and can be confidently recommended to anyone desiring a good all round farming property handy to Melbourne. Easy terms can be arranged.
    The whole of the above is for ABSOLUTE SALE. For further particulars apply W S Keast and Co 608-10 Collins street; or, H. L. Kettle, 416 Collins-street, Melbourne.22
  • 26 Feb 1914, The observance of their golden wedding day was celebrated by Mr and Mrs Simon Paternoster in the Town Hall, Camberwell, on the evening of the 16th inst., when some 250 of their old and new friends sat down to an inviting demi-banquet at 8 o'clock, the toastmaster for the auspicious occasion being Cr. W. Close. Mr. Paternoster is a son of the late Mr. George Paternoster, who was a well known and successful chemist in the Old Kent Road, London, and was born there in 1832, whilst Mrs. Paternoster is a daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Harbrow, of Narre Warren. They were mar ried at South Brighton in this State on the 16th of February, 1864, by the Rev. Thos. Edmeades. Mr. Paternoster ar rived in this State in 1852, being then about 20 years old. Possessed with in domitable pluck, will power, and shrewd brains, he at once set to work to carve out his fortune, and, after 16 years, had saved enough to start a small grocery and produce business in Berwick. For 10 years he worked this up, once every week travelling all night and most of the day on his cart from Berwick to Melbourne, collecting butter, eggs, bacon, &c., and selling them on his arrival in the Metropolis, and buying goods, etc., for his store at Berwick, returning home as heavily laden as when he left. This en terprise and energy soon received its re ward, and a splendid brick store soon took the place of the little wooden one. Some few years later he opened a store in Pakenham, and four years afterwards, another store at Beaconsfield. The Pakenham business proving successful, he a few years ago pulled down the old store and erected on the site, at a cost of some £2000 one of the finest country stores in the State. He has now amassed a small fortune, and gives as the secret of success and long life—he is now 82 years of age—the early upbringing and training by his parents. For 50 years this exemplary couple have worked and toiled hand and heart together in the battle of life, and are now living their lives out in affluence and comfort. His three business places are managed by his three sons, Mat, George and William respectively. Mr. Paternoster him self attends at each store once a week, going through the books and signing necessary cheques, etc. They have a family of 8 children living, and not a single death in the 50 years, 17 grand children and 2 great grandchildren. Some years ago they bought a property, Clapham, Prospect Hill-rd., Camberwell, - where they have since resided, and where all their friends wish they may continue to live for many years, and amongst the many oil paintings there, one by their daughter, Mrs. Agnes McDonald [sic], is the most cherished by them, as it represents their early bush home in the then wilds of Gembrook, previous to their settling in Berwick.23
  • 7 Dec 1926, The death occurred on Sunday night of Mr Simon Paternoster, of Clapham, Prospect Hill road, Camberwell. Mr Paternoster was formerly in business at Berwick and Pakenham. He was born in London in 1832 and arrived in Victoria when he was aged 20 years. He travelled to the goldfields and was one of the early prospectors at the Mount Ivor diggings. He took an active part in the riots at Ballarat in 1854, and returned to Melbourne in the early 60's. Mr Paternoster leaves a widow seven children, 17 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.24

Citations

  1. [S74] Various, Register of early colonists, 1917 "contributed by Agnes E McDonnell, 48 Harold Street, Upper Hawthorn."
  2. [S338] Unknown author, Victoria and its metropolis, p397.
  3. [S53] James Smith, Cyclopedia of Victoria, p140.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1405-909 - Simon Paternoster of Berwick Storekeeper.
  8. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 18a 3r 39p - Land File 3265/19 Selected by T. McKELVIE (no date).
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1405-909 - Simon Paternoster to William Arthur Callander A'Beckett - C/T 1600-991 The Honorable William Arthur Callander A'Beckett of High Street Prahran Barrister-at-Law.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1832-374 - Memo No 6226. Simon Paternoster of High Street Berwick, Storekeeper, is registered as proprietor of the within described land as Executor to whom Probate of the will of Renselier Barnes (who died 5th April 1886) was granted 14th June 1886.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3037-391 - Mortgage No 109809 - discharged 3 Oct 1908.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3039-747 - Mortgage No 114178 - not discharged.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3039-747 - transfer by mortgagee to Browne on 3 Oct 1908.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3037-391 + C/T 3039-747 - Frederick Cecil Browne of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 5 Dec 1918, p2.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Dec 1926, p20.
  18. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "1 Dec 1876, p2202."
  19. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 9 Jul 1879, p3.
  20. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 25 Mar 1885, p3.
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 Jan 1904, p2.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 28 Jan 1905, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9911788
  23. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 26 Feb 1914, p2.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Dec 1926, p16.
Last Edited16 May 2018

Eliza Harbrow

F, #3432, b. 1847, d. 1935
Married NamePaternoster.1 
Birth*1847 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #B20048 [par William HARBROW & Elizabeth TESTER] - baptised St Andrew's C/E Brighton.1 
Marriage*16 Feb 1864 Spouse: Simon Paternoster. Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M377.1,2
 
Widow5 Dec 1926Eliza Harbrow became a widow upon the death of her husband Simon Paternoster.3 
Death*1935 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D7351 (Age 90) [par William HARBROW & Elizabeth LESTER].3 
Death-Notice*20 Aug 1935PATERNOSTER.—On the 19th August, at Clapham, 39 Prospect Hill road, Camberwell, Eliza, relict of the late Simon Paternoster, of Berwick and Camberwell, and devoted mother of William, John, Fanny (deceased), George, Jennie (Mrs. Burns), James, Matthew, and Agnes (Mrs. McDonnell), aged 90 years and 1 month. Born at Brighton, Victoria, 1845. Peace, perfect peace.
PATERNOSTER.—A tribute of esteem to our late friend, Mrs. Paternoster sen., first life member of our association, who passed away at Camberwell on the 19th August, 1935. (Inserted by members of the Pioneer Victorian Ladies Cricket Association.)4,5 

Family

Simon Paternoster b. 13 May 1832, d. 5 Dec 1926
Children 1.George Henry Paternoster b. 1872, d. 1946
 2.Robert James Paternoster b. 1875, d. 1954

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S74] Various, Register of early colonists, 1917 "contributed by Agnes E McDonnell, 48 Harold Street, Upper Hawthorn."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 20 Aug 1935, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203984961 (easier to read than Argus notice).
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 20 Aug 1935, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11759329
Last Edited23 Feb 2018

Robert James Paternoster

M, #3433, b. 1875, d. 1954
Father*Simon Paternoster b. 13 May 1832, d. 5 Dec 1926
Mother*Eliza Harbrow b. 1847, d. 1935
Birth*1875 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B7287.1 
Marriage*22 Jul 1896 Spouse: Grace Simmons. Berwick Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M4034.2,3
 
Widower31 Jul 1902Robert James Paternoster became a widower upon the death of his wife Grace Simmons.4 
Death*1954 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D12896 (Age 79.)5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Findmypast - Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Grace Simmons

F, #3434, b. 1874, d. 31 Jul 1902
Father*Thomas Simmons b. 10 Sep 1837, d. 16 Jun 1919
Mother*Grace Morrish b. 7 Feb 1839, d. 24 Jul 1924
Married NamePaternoster.1 
Birth*1874 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B21136.1,2 
Marriage*22 Jul 1896 Spouse: Robert James Paternoster. Berwick Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M4034.3,4
 
Death*31 Jul 1902 Beaconsfield North, VIC, Australia, #D8255 (Age 27) [par Thos SIMMONS & Grace MOORISH].1 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 1902PATERNOSTER.--On the 31st July, at Beaconsfield, the beloved wife of James Paternoster, of Gembrook, aged 28 years. Fell asleep in Jesus.5 

Grave

  • Plot 4-546-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 31 Jul 1903, PATERNOSTER.-In loving remembrance of our dear daughter and sister, Grace, who passed away 31st July at Beaconsfield. Loved by all who knew her. (Inserted by her loving parents, sisters, and brothers.)
    PATERNOSTER.-In loving memory of our dear sister-in-law, Grace, who passed away after a short illness, at Beaconsfield, on 31st July, 1902. Beloved by all who knew her. (Inserted by F. and A.P.)
    PATERNOSTER.-In remembrance of our dear sister-in-law, Grace Paternoster, who died the 31st July, 1902.
    Your end came sudden, dear Grace,
    It made us weep and cry;
    But, oh, it was so hard to think
    You could not say good-bye.
    Inserted by her two sisters-in-law, S.H.P. and E. P.)7

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Findmypast - Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Aug 1902, p1.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-546-B     Paternoster     Grace     F     27     1/08/1902     362.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Jul 1903, p1.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Sydney Henry Smith

M, #3442, b. 1886, d. 28 Oct 1946
Father*Samuel Smith b. 1855, d. 10 Apr 1932
Mother*Charlotte Smith b. 1852, d. 1889
Note* Married first Mary MOLONEY; married second Ellen Beatrice BARRETT.1 
Birth*1886 Birmingham, Worchestershire, England.2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelSep 1890 Sailing with Samuel Smith, Charlotte Smith, Rose Charlotte Smith, Samuel Smith, Louisa Smith to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Aberdeen
Age 2.3 
Marriage* Spouse: Ellen Beatrice Barnett.
 
Land-UBeac20 Sep 1929 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 15.16.17). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to Sydney Henry Smith. 16a 1r 26p.4 
Land-UBeac*21 Aug 1940 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 15.16.17). Transfer from Sydney Henry Smith to Claud Alfred Harris. 16a 1r 26p.5 
Death*28 Oct 1946 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D11543 (age 60.)1,6 
Death-Notice29 Oct 1946SMITH.—On October 28, at Caulfield Repatriation Hospital, Sydney Henry, of Mernda (1st A.I.F.), brother of Samuel Smith, 46 Cumming-street, West Brunswick.7 
Death-Notice*30 Oct 1946SMITH.—The Funeral of the late Mr. SYDNEY HENRY SMITH, late 29th Battn. 1st - A.I.F., will leave the Bathurst Memorial Chapel, cnr, Glen Huntly and Kooyong roads, Elsternwick, THIS DAY, at 2 p.m., for the Preston Cemetery.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1925Grasmere, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: painter. With Ellen Beatrice Smith.9
bt 1928 - 1931Grasmere, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: painter. With Ellen Beatrice Smith.10,11

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Baker Family Tree - Owner: johnbaker8.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND."
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B535/002.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - Sydney Henry Smith of "Grasmere" Sugarloaf Road Upper Beaconsfield Painter - C/T 5583-591.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5583-591 - Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 29 Oct 1946, p6.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 30 Oct 1946, p8.
  9. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  10. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  11. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
Last Edited1 May 2016