Percy Wallace Beatty

M, #331, b. 1877, d. 2 Jan 1955
Father*John Beatty b. 12 Jan 1834, d. 10 Sep 1904
Mother*Elizabeth Armstrong b. 1839, d. 16 Jul 1887
Birth*1877 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B4497.1 
Education*1884 On attendance register of the first Upper Beaconsfield School. 
Death*2 Jan 1955 Noble Park, VIC, Australia, #D17383 age 78.2 
Death-Notice*5 Jan 1955BEATTY. - On January 2, at his home, Noble st., Noble Park. Percy Wallace, loved brother of Daisy and Ethel, aged 78 years. -In God's care.
BEATTY. - On January 2, at Noble Park, Percy Wallace, loved uncle of Trixie (Mrs. Pollard), Olive, Gwyn (Mrs. Youren), Dell (Mrs. Clarke), and great-uncle of Lance Pollard.3 

Grave

  • Plot 0433-35, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Elizabeth BEATTY 16.7.1887, 48; also John, husband of above 10.9.1904, 71; Maria Jane, eldest daughter of above 28.8.1921, 62; Annie Isobel, 3rd daughter 1.6.1940, 68; Charles John Lloyd, 2nd son 22.8.1940 73; also Clara Doris BEATTY, grandchild of above 8.2.1890, 2months; Ernest Bayley BEATTY 26.7.1944, 69; Percy Wallace BEATTY 2.1.1955, 78.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B4497."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17383 age 78."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jan 1955, p14.
  4. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    0433-35
    Elizabeth BEATTY 16.7.1887, 48
    also John, husband of above 10.9.1904, 71
    Maria Jane, eldest daughter of above 28.8.1921, 62
    Annie Isobel, 3rd daughter 1.6.1940, 68
    Charles John Lloyd, 2nd son 22.8.1940 73
    also Clara Doris BEATTY, grandchild of above 8.2.1890, 2months
    Ernest Bayley BEATTY 26.7.1944, 69
    Percy Wallace BEATTY 2.1.1955, 78.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Margaret Lizzie 'Daisy' Beatty

F, #332, b. 1879, d. 1959
Father*John Beatty b. 12 Jan 1834, d. 10 Sep 1904
Mother*Elizabeth Armstrong b. 1839, d. 16 Jul 1887
Birth*1879 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B4669.1 
Death*1959 Springvale, VIC, Australia, #D21597 age 80 - as BEATTY.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B4669."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D21597 age 80 - as BEATTY."
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Ethel Gertrude Beatty

F, #333, b. 1880, d. 1962
Father*John Beatty b. 12 Jan 1834, d. 10 Sep 1904
Mother*Elizabeth Armstrong b. 1839, d. 16 Jul 1887
Birth*1880 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B17978.1 
Death*1962 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D16333 age 82 - as BEATTY.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B17978."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16333 age 82 - as BEATTY."
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Clara Delia Hubbard

F, #334, b. 1865, d. 7 Jan 1936
Married NameBeatty. 
Birth*1865 Kent, England.1 
Marriage*23 Mar 1887Spouse: Robert Henry Beatty. St Matthews Church, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #M273.1
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Apr 1887MARRIAGES. BEATTY-HUBBARD -On the 23rd ult, at St Matthew's Church, Prahran, by the Rev H. A. LANGLEY Robert Henry, son of John Beatty, builder, of Windsor, to Clara Delia only daughter of the late Edward William Hubbard, engineer Kent, England.2 
Death*7 Jan 1936 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D474 age 71 [par Edward HUBBARD & Delia Mary JONES].3 
Death-Notice*10 Jan 1936BEATTY. —On the 7th January Clara Delia loving wife of R H Beatty 4 Finlayson street Malvern and mother of Trixie (Mrs Pollard Murrambeena) Clara Doris (deceased) Olive, Gwyneth, Delia (Mrs F W Clark, Malvern) and loving grandma of Lance Pollard and Bob Clark (deceased), aged 71 years. (Interred privately Springvale 8th January.4

Family

Robert Henry Beatty b. 1861, d. 15 Dec 1939
Children 1.Mabel Elizabeth Beatty b. 1888, d. 1 Mar 1955
 2.Clara Doris Beatty b. 1890, d. 1890
 3.Gertrude Olive Beatty b. 1892, d. 16 Jan 1959
 4.Gwyneth Clare Beatty b. 1894, d. 1984
 5.Delia Valeria Beatty b. 1896, d. 20 Jul 1996

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M273."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Apr 1887 p1.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D474 age 71 [par Edward HUBBARD & Delia Mary JONES]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jan 1936 p1.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Mabel Elizabeth Beatty

F, #335, b. 1888, d. 1 Mar 1955
Father*Robert Henry Beatty b. 1861, d. 15 Dec 1939
Mother*Clara Delia Hubbard b. 1865, d. 7 Jan 1936
Birth*1888 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B8097.1 
Marriage*1913Spouse: an unknown person . Married James Theophilus POLLARD #M9455.2
 
Death*1 Mar 1955 Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia, #D3775 (Age 66.)3 
Death-Notice*3 Mar 1955POLLARD—On March 1, at her home, 247 Murrumbeena road. Murrumbeena. Mabel Elizabeth, loved wife of James T. Pollard, loving mother of Lance, mother-in-law of Joan, and dear gran of Barbara and Noelle. (Private cremation.)
POLLARD—On March 1, at 247 Murrumbeena road. Murrumbeena, Mabel Elizabeth, daughter of the late Robert and Clara Beatty, of Malvern, loved sister of Clara (deceased), Olive Gwyn (Mrs. Youren), and Dell (Mrs. Clark).
POLLARD.-On March 1, at 247 Murrumbeena road, Murrumbeena, Mabel Elizabeth, loved niece of D. and E. Beatty. Noble Park.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B8097."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Mar 1955, p16.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Clara Doris Beatty

F, #336, b. 1890, d. 1890
Father*Robert Henry Beatty b. 1861, d. 15 Dec 1939
Mother*Clara Delia Hubbard b. 1865, d. 7 Jan 1936
Death*1890 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D97 age 8M.1 
Birth*1890 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B101.1 

Grave

  • Plot 0433-35, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Elizabeth BEATTY 16.7.1887, 48; also John, husband of above 10.9.1904, 71; Maria Jane, eldest daughter of above 28.8.1921, 62; Annie Isobel, 3rd daughter 1.6.1940, 68; Charles John Lloyd, 2nd son 22.8.1940 73; also Clara Doris BEATTY, grandchild of above 8.2.1890, 2months; Ernest Bayley BEATTY 26.7.1944, 69; Percy Wallace BEATTY 2.1.1955, 78.2

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B101."
  2. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    0433-35
    Elizabeth BEATTY 16.7.1887, 48
    also John, husband of above 10.9.1904, 71
    Maria Jane, eldest daughter of above 28.8.1921, 62
    Annie Isobel, 3rd daughter 1.6.1940, 68
    Charles John Lloyd, 2nd son 22.8.1940 73
    also Clara Doris BEATTY, grandchild of above 8.2.1890, 2months
    Ernest Bayley BEATTY 26.7.1944, 69
    Percy Wallace BEATTY 2.1.1955, 78.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Gertrude Olive Beatty

F, #337, b. 1892, d. 16 Jan 1959
Father*Robert Henry Beatty b. 1861, d. 15 Dec 1939
Mother*Clara Delia Hubbard b. 1865, d. 7 Jan 1936
Probate (Will)* Gertrude O Beatty. Nurse. Caulfield. 16 Jan 1959. 538/771.1 
Birth*1892 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B9548.2 
Death*16 Jan 1959 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D1159 age 66 - as BEATTY.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954106a Dandenong Road, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse.4

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1783; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 252.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B9548."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1159 age 66 - as BEATTY."
  4. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Gwyneth Clare Beatty

F, #338, b. 1894, d. 1984
Father*Robert Henry Beatty b. 1861, d. 15 Dec 1939
Mother*Clara Delia Hubbard b. 1865, d. 7 Jan 1936
Birth*1894 North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B17738.1 
Marriage*1936Spouse: an unknown person . Married Fran Jas YOUREN #M3281.2
 
Death*1984 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D29117 (Age 90) - as YOUREN.3 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B17738."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Delia Valeria Beatty

F, #339, b. 1896, d. 20 Jul 1996
Father*Robert Henry Beatty b. 1861, d. 15 Dec 1939
Mother*Clara Delia Hubbard b. 1865, d. 7 Jan 1936
Birth*1896 North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B8793.1 
Marriage*1923Spouse: an unknown person . Married Frank William CLARK #M12277.2
 
Death*20 Jul 1996 VIC, Australia.3 

Grave

  • Joshua Jordan Lawn, Row AK, Grave 39, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia4

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B8793."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  4. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    buried with her husband
    Clark Frank William Leslie Buried 11/02/1977
    Clark Robert William Buried 14/03/1932.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Henry Pegler

M, #340, b. 1837, d. 27 Sep 1884
Father*Joseph Pegler b. 1809, d. Jun 1857
Mother*Susannah Dangerfield b. 1805, d. Jan 1862
Birth*1837 Gloucestershire, England.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel16 Dec 1841 Sailing with John Pegler, Joseph Pegler, Susannah Pegler to Sydney, NSW, Australia. Ship Ward Chapman with parents and siblings
Age 5.2 
Christening1845 Church of England, St James, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B14363.3 
Marriage*3 Oct 1865Spouse: Jane Kent. Daylesford, VIC, Australia, #M4436.4,5
 
WidowerOct 1875Henry Pegler became a widower upon the death of his wife Jane Kent.6 
Marriage*4 Feb 1876Spouse: Annie Elvina McCullough. Windsor, VIC, Australia, #M921.4,5
 
Death*27 Sep 1884 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D7945 age 47 [par Joseph PEGLER & Susannah DANGERFIELD].1 
Death-Notice*29 Sep 1884PEGLAR.—At Beaconsfield, after a long illness, of consumption, Henry Peglar, of Windsor, an old colonist of 43 years standing, aged 45.7 
Probate (Will)*23 Oct 1884 Henry PEGLER. Date of grant: 23 Oct 1884; Date of death: 27 Sep 1883; Occupation: Plasterer; Residence: Beaconsfield. -> Owned three villas in Melbourne. The deceased held a lease of the property at Beaconsfield occupied by him at £30 per year - about 3 years to run - this lease is of no value - there are no crops on the land.8 

Grave

  • Baptist, Compartment B, Grave 079, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Jun 1883, Two Dry Cows for sale.—Apply: H. Pegler, late Knight's farm, Beaconsfield.10

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D7945 age 47 [par Joseph PEGLER & Susannah DANGERFIELD]."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, State Records Authority of New South Wales; Kingswood New South Wales, Australia; Persons on bounty ships arriving at Port Phillip (Agent's Immigrant Lists); Series: 5318; Reel: 2144; Item: [4/4814]
    Vessel : Ward Chapman.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "baptised together with 4 siblings."
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.prattens.co.uk/families/PEGLER/trees.txt
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D14624 age 31 [par Henry & Sarah KENT]."
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 29 Sep 1884, p1.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/P2 unit 96, item 28/520
    VPRS 28/P0 unit 338, item 28/520
    VPRS 28/P2 unit 171, item 28/520.
  9. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    BAPTIST, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT B GRAVE 079.
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 13 Jun 1883, p2.
Last Edited1 Nov 2017

Jane Kent

F, #341, b. 1844, d. Oct 1875
Married NamePegler. 
Birth*1844 Shropshire, England.1 
Marriage*3 Oct 1865Spouse: Henry Pegler. Daylesford, VIC, Australia, #M4436.2,3
 
Death*Oct 1875 VIC, Australia, #D14624 age 31 [par Henry & Sarah KENT].1 

Grave

  • Baptist, Compartment B, Grave 079, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D14624 age 31 [par Henry & Sarah KENT]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.prattens.co.uk/families/PEGLER/trees.txt
  4. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    BAPTIST, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT B GRAVE 079.
Last Edited3 Sep 2016

George Britton Halford

M, #349, b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
George Britton HALFORD
(1824-1910)
Photograph by Johnstone O'Shannessy & Company

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Professor Halford, founder of the Medical Faculty at Melbourne University, built "St George's Hill", later called "Windarra", in Salisbury Road. He was on of the five trustees instrumental in building the assembly hall.
He had Halford Street named after him, and also St Georges Road.
Birth*26 Nov 1824 Petworth, Sussex, England. 
Marriage*Mar 1857Spouse: Louisa Henrietta Millar. Wirral, Cheshire, England, Mar Q [Wirral] 8a 512.
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Dec 1862 Sailing with Louisa Henrietta Millar, Louisa Marion Halford, Annette Mary Halford, Edith Katherine Halford, George James Archibald Billing Halford, Florence Newbegin Halford to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Agincourt
Age 39.1 
Land-UBeac*1 Feb 1875George Britton Halford selected land from the Crown. PAK-X. 20a 0r 23p - Selected 1 Feb 1875. Land File 368/49.
Crown Grant to G. B. HALFORD on 19 Sep 1876.2,3 
Residence*1 Feb 1875 "St George's Hill" (later "Windarra"), Salisbury Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Note*bt 1876 - 1896 In 1876 Halford was elected Dean at the first meeting of the newly appointed Faculty of Medicine which had been established to supervise and develop medical education at the University. The Faculty took the place of the Medical School Committee. Halford's first term as dean lasted ten years. He served a second term as dean from 1890 to 1896.4 
Land-Note*20 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.5 
Land-UBeac*b 9 Jan 1883 PAK-62. Transfer from Louisa Marion Halford to George Britton Halford. 19a 3r 24p - Land File 1787/49.4
Selected by L. M. HALFORD but crown grant to George Britton HALFORD on 9 Jan 1883.6,7 
Land-UBeac7 Dec 1883 PAK-66 (pt Lot 1). Transfer from Arthur Knight to George Britton Halford, William Elms, George Frederick Brind, Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett, William Henry Goff. 1a 0r 0.8/10p - transfer to new owners as Trustees.8 
Land-UBeac6 May 1884 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to George Britton Halford, William Elms, George Frederick Brind, Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett, William Henry Goff. 1a 0r 20p - transfer to new owners as Trustees. This was a gift from T J Martin to the trustees.9,10 
Land-Note6 May 1884 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall): Mortgagee: John Wood Fleming and Gilbert Burn Macintyire - discharged 13 Apr 1891. Mortgagor was George Britton Halford, William Elms, George Frederick Brind, Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett, William Henry Goff.11 
Land-UBeac*16 Jul 1884 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 35). Transfer from John Wilks to George Britton Halford. 9a 0r 3p.12 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1889 PAK-62.62A.X.60 (part). Transfer from George Britton Halford to Louisa Henrietta Halford. 57a 0r 35p.13 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1889 PAK-62A. Transfer from Edith Katherine Halford to George Britton Halford. 9a 2r 23p.14 
Land-Note*5 Oct 1904 Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett, George Britton Halford, William Henry Goff engaged for his land dealings in Upper Beaconsfield By direction of the Commissioner of Titles ... George Britton Halford, Edward Fitzhayley A'Beckett and William Henry Goff are registered as sole proprietors of the within land.15 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac5 Oct 1904 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett George Britton Halford to Rawson Parke Francis, Edgar William Walker, John Tyler, William Henry Grant. Trustees of the Assembly Hall.16 
Death*27 May 1910 Inverloch, VIC, Australia, #D3866 age 85 [par James HALFORD & Nancy GADD].17 
Death-Notice30 May 1910HALFORD, George Britton, M.D., late Professor of Physiology in the University of Melbourne, at "Waverley", Inverlock, Victoria, on the 27th May, 1910, in his 86th year.18 
Death-Notice*30 May 1910HALFORD. -On the 27th May at Inverloch, George Britton Halford, M.D., F.R.C.P., late professor Melbourne University, in his 86th year (Interred at Inverloch.)19 
Village BellSep 1982The article reads: TWO PIONEER PERSONALITIES
In the Village Bell issue of May 1979 we printed extracts from an article by "Vagabond" (Julian Thomas) in the Argus of November 28, 1885, about his visit to Upper Beaconsfield. He was the guest of Professor Halford, after whom Halford Road (next the Milk Bar) is named. We know that "Vagabond" was a journalist of repute, and that his host was a very early home-owner here, in the house which he called "St. George's Hill" in St. George's Parade. The house was later "Windarra" and the Parade became Salisbury Road. But who was Professor Halford?
From an inquiry to Mr. H.N. Warren of, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, we learn that he was quite a personality, and (like J.M. Reed who was the subject of an article in our March 1982 issue) he deserves a place among our residents of note.
George Britton Halford (1824 - 1910) was born in Sussex, England. He studied medicine at St. George's Hospital in London and took his degree at the prestigious University of St. Andrews. Besides a private practice he did original research on the heart. In 1862 a medical school was being planned for Melbourne University and he was selected for the Chair. He was described as "One of the most distinguished experimental physiologists of the day. His name would give distinction to any University". He collected books and specimens to start a medical school and arrived in Melbourne in December 1862.
Until the new building was ready in 1863, he held classes at his residence in Madeline St. Carlton. He was the only lecturer in the growing school for seven years, until an assistant was engaged. His enlightened proposal to admit women to the school was blocked by the University Council until 1880. His work, mostly single-handed, established a high reputation for the medical faculty. He experimented with snake venom, and in 1868 he appeared as an expert witness in a case known as "homicide by snake bite". Though appointed for life he had no pension, and went on half-pay when overwork and ill-health compelled him to retire at 72.
Evidently the Professor named his house after the hospital of his student days, and the name survives in our St. Georges Road. His connection with Upper Beaconsfield appears to have been about the 1880's before his retirement. He died and was buried at Inverloch.
Collecting scraps of history is like detection ... by patience and coincidence, pieces fit together. When "Vagabond" was sightseeing on horseback with his host the Professor, he visited Miss Moon at "The Steyne" in A'Beckett Road (now Mrs. Fullerton's "Newstead Forest", and mentioned in an article about the Noble family in the July 1982 issue). He admired her arrangements for rearing and breeding pure-bred fowls, and he made a reference (cryptic to us) to her muscle-building activities. Now, a few days ago, an inquiry from a student preparing a thesis for her degree, throws more light on Miss Alice Caroline Moon. She and her partner, Miss Harriett Elphinstone Dick, managed a Ladies Gymnasium in Melbourne from 1872 onward. Hence the allusion to muscle-building.
Settlement had only just commenced in Upper Beaconsfield and they were probably the first owners of "The Steyne". Shire records show that they had 20 acres in 1883, and from 1885 to 1888 40 acres and a house in which they lived. Miss Moon also had the "Central Restaurant" at the corner of Elizabeth and Little Collins Sts. in the City. The menu was printed daily in the "Argus" and "Vagabond" was evidently a patron, for he wrote (not in the article about Upper Beaconsfield) that it was the best restaurant in Melbourne, particularly for ladies. The food was epicurean, and presumably some of the pure-bred fowls contributed to the bill of fare.
As Professor Halford was born only a few miles from Brighton, Sussex, where "The Steyne" is a local landmark, it is open to speculation that he may have been already acquainted with Miss Moon or her partner in England, where Miss Dick had made a name for herself as a swimmer.
Miss Moon was obviously quite a personality, and must have been outstanding against her Victorian background, when ladies' interests were supposed to be devoted to the household and the Church. Another resident of note.20 
Village Bell*2006The article reads: Origins of local street names: Halford Street
The names given to two of our streets, St. Georges Road, and Halford Street are reminders of the contributions made to our embryo village by a very early selector, Professor George Britton Halford, the inaugural Professor of Medicine at Melbourne University.
On the 1st February 1875, Halford became the first person in the hills to use Section 49 of the 1869 Land Act, which permitted the selection of 20 acres of Crown Land in a goldfield area, at a leasing charge of £2/2/- for 12 months. If significantly improved, the property could then be purchased for £1 per acre. The Haunted Valley diggings, at the end of a’Beckett Road, having opened in 1872, justified the area being considered a goldfield.
Using this ploy, at least 268 twenty acre blocks were chosen during the next three years, and the basic layout of present day Upper Beaconsfield was defined.
Halford fenced his selection which was on the “Track to the Acclimatisation Society’s Reserve,” and quickly built an attractive weatherboard house on it.
His application to purchase was approved, and he became the first freehold landowner on 7th July 1876. Six years later his daughter Edith was married at the house, the first marriage in the village.
Halford chose to build in the area because of its height, its fresh air, and the surrounding eucalypt forests, all of which he thought favoured good heath.
He named his property “St. Georges Hill,” and the bush track, “St.Georges Parade,” this name remaining until 1934, when the Council renamed it Salisbury Road. Its continuation westwards became St. Georges Road. It is said that he also, tongue in cheek, named “Charing Cross.” Halford was born in England in 1824.
He received his primary medical training at St. Georges Hospital, London, then studied to became a Member of the Colleges of Surgeons and Physicians, and later a Doctor of Medicine from St. Andrews University. He was described as “one of the most distinguished physiologists of the day.” Academically brilliant, he was also charming and charismatic, as a result he was usually elected chairman of the many committees on which he served.
The Journal of 23rd April 1884 reported –“On Easter Monday a concert and afterwards a ball, which were attended by over 156 ladies and gentlemen, took place in the Beaconsfield Assembly Hall. Professor Halford was in the chair.…congratulating the assemblage on the great acquisition the new hall would be to them in gathering the inhabitants together for social, musical and friendly evenings.”
When the 20 acre block designated Allotment No.1 and part of adjacent block Allotment No.2 section D, were subdivided, the top street was called Halford Street, and remains so today.21 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841James HALFORD (a baker), 14 Down Street, St George Hannover Square, Westminster, London, EnglandAge 1622
30 Mar 1851James HALFORD (a baker), 14 Down Street, St George Hannover Square, Westminster, London, EnglandAge 26 - Medical Student23
3 Apr 1881Henry C HALFORD (brother), 49 Parkhurst Road, Islington, London, EnglandAge 56 - Professor University of Melbourne24

Grave

  • Church of England Section S Graves 178 & 179, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of / George Britton HALFORD died 27 May 1910, age 85 years / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD died 18 Dec 1911, age 73 years / Anetta M. HALFORD died 12 May 1867, age 7 years / Alice N. HALFORD died 6 Apr 1868, age 4 years / Angelica HALFORD died 12 Dec 1868, age 1 month / In loving memory of / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD / and George Britton HALFORD, M.D. / Foundation Professor, Medical School, University Melbourne / Louisa Marion HALFORD died 26 Jul 1929, age 70 years / Egbert Maurice HALFORD died 1 Sep 1935, age 65 years25

Family

Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Children 1.Louisa Marion Halford b. Sep 1858, d. 26 Jul 1929
 2.Annette Mary Halford b. Mar 1860, d. 12 May 1867
 3.Edith Katherine Halford+ b. Dec 1860, d. 14 Jun 1942
 4.Florence Newbegin Halford b. Dec 1861, d. 1 Mar 1923
 5.George James Archibald Billing Halford+ b. 12 Dec 1862, d. 3 Sep 1946
 6.Alice Nancy Halford b. 1864, d. 6 Apr 1868
 7.Rev James Henry Riviere Halford+ b. 1865, d. 9 Dec 1941
 8.Edgar Cesare Neild Halford+ b. 25 Oct 1866, d. 21 Jul 1945
 9.Angelica Halford b. 1868, d. 12 Dec 1868
 10.Arthur Charles Frederick Halford+ b. 23 Nov 1869, d. 13 Jan 1945
 11.Egbert Maurice Halford b. 10 Dec 1870, d. 1 Sep 1935
 12.Henry St George Halford+ b. 23 Apr 1877, d. 20 Sep 1949

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Oct 1867, DEATH OF DR EADES.
    It is with unfeigned regret we have to announce the sudden demise of Dr. Eddes, late health officer to the city corporation, a gentleman highly esteemed by the members of the medical profession in this city, and universally respected by all who knew him. The deceased gentleman lectured at the Melbourne University (where he occupied with honor the position of lecturer in Materia Medica), on the 9th inst. On the 11th inst. he visited some parts of Gipp's Ward in his official capacity as health officer, in company with Crs. Walker and Saunders. Although but recently recovered from a severe illness, on those occasions he seemed to enjoy excellent health, and continued so up to the 12th inst., when he complained of spasms. He was attended by Dr. Robertson and other gentlemen of the profession, but expired at his residence, Prahran, about seven o'clock the same evening. He sustained a hurt in the foot through getting a fall in coming out of a cab on the 6th inst. Dr. Eades was for a number of years a member of the City Council, and once occupied the position of mayor. He occupied a very high professional position in his native city, Dublin, and in Adelaide, the first Australian city in which he practised. As a lecturer at the University, his place will not easily be supplied. In accordance with a request expressed by himself before death, a post mortem examination of the body of Dr. Eades was made by Dr. Thomas and Mr Featherston, when it was ascertained that the immediate cause of death was hemorrhage from the liver into the abdomen. The liver was found to be very much diseased.
    The remains of Dr. Eddes were interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral cortege, which consisted of over one hundred carriages, moved from the late residence of the deceased, High-street, Prahran at about two o'clock. The hearse was preceded by Drs. Robertson and Thomas, his medical attendants, and the students at the University. The pall-bearers were the Mayor of Melbourne (Mr Williams, M.L.A.), Mr J. T. Smith, M.L.A., Dr. Brownless, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Halford, Dr. Bleasdale, and Dr. Gilbee, Capt. Steel, Dr. L. L. Smith, Mr Fitzgibbon, Town Clerk, and Mr Masters. All the officers of the Corporation, as well as many of the members of the volunteer corps with which Dr. Eades was connected, were present. The funeral service was performod by the Rev. S. L. Chase.26
  • 4 Dec 1878, EXCURSION TO BEACONSFIELD. A large party of excursionists, numbering about 120 ladies and gentlemen, among whom were the Commissioner of Railways, and Dr. L. L. Smith and Mr. Bosisto, M's. L. A., took a trip, on Saturday last, to Beaconsfield, a place about four miles and a-half from Berwick on the Gippsland line. The Argus, which gives a very correct account of the outing, states that the excursionists were conveyed to Oakleigh in omnibuses provided by the Melbourne Omnibus Company and thence by a special train which left Oakleigh at half-past 10. At Berwick station about 30 vehicles were in readiness to convey the party to Beacons- field, where arrangements had been made for holding a picnic on a large scale. Beaconsfield is a settlement which has been formed within the last two years by se lectors of 20-acre blocks under the 49th section of the Land Act. Three hundred blocks have been taken up, chiefly by residents in Melbourne. Very few of them have as yet been built upon, but there are substantial evidences of settlement. The allotments are all fenced, and a very large amount of money bas been expended in clearing. The excursion was organised for the purpose of drawing the attention of the Commissioner to the requirements of the selectors in the matter of railway accommodation. Some months ago, a company was formed for the purpose of constructing a tramway to take the timber, stone, and firewood from the hills to the railway line. The shares in the proposed undertaking were readily taken up; but the operations of the company were stopped by a hitherto unforeseen difficulty. They could not take the line across a road without the sanction of an act of Parliament. The Government have promised to introduce a bill dealing with the tramway question generally, but till this is done the company can proceed no further, and in the meantime the selectors are desirous of having a station erected near the Kardinia Creek. The settlement is at no great distance from Berwick station, but the nature of the country is such as to render it very difficult of access. At present the selectors have to travel by a very circuitous route, and even then they cannot avoid a steep hill, over which it would be almost an impossibility to convey a heavy load of produce. The spot at which the selectors desire to have a station was pointed out by Mr. Brisbane to the Commissioner of Railways, who admitted that a good case had been made out, and promised that it should receive early attention.
    The party then proceeded to the residence of Mr. Brisbane, which is situate on the top of a hill about 1,200ft. above the level of the sea. Driving up the steep ranges was a work of some difficulty, and many of the travellers found themselves compelled to alight, and make the rest of the journey on foot. They were, however, amply rewarded for their toil. The weather was pleasantly cool, and the top of the hill on which Mr. Brisbane's handsome residence is perched commands a view of an extensive sweep of country, comprising the Baw Baw ranges, Mount Macedon, Western Port, Phillip Island, and Port Phillip Bay. Luncheon was laid in the dining room, at which Professor Halford presided: "The Queen" having been honoured in the customary manner, the health, of "The Commissioner of Railways", was proposed by Mr. Brind. Mr Woods, in responding, said if there was one thing he valued more than another it was the good opinion of his neighbours. Allusion had been made to the administra tion of his department, but when he reminded them that there were no less than 4,000 persons employed in his department, and £2,000 had to be found every day to pay them, they would be able to form some idea of the difficulties he had to contend with. He had departed somewhat from the beaten track, and in doing so had risked fame and reputation; but the day would made when the public would be fully satisfied with the results. With regard to the particular object which had brought them together that day, he remarked that railways were constructed for the conve nience of the public, and if they could not accommodate the public, they did not fulfil one of the primary purposes for which they were constructed. He saw no reason why these grand hills should not in the course of a very few months be made accessible onto the young and feeble, who wanted to escape from the impure air of Melbourne. When the station was open on the spot he had been shown that morning, he would put on a morning train if the traffic was sufficient to justify it—(cheers)—and when the connexion with Melbourne was finished, it would be quite possible for a resident of these hills to leave home at 8 o'clock in the morning, reach Melbourne in an hour and after his day's business return again to his residence in the hills by six o'clock. (Applause). He concluded by proposing the health of Mr. Brisbane, who responded. "The prosperity of Beaconsfield" was pro posed by Mr. L. L. Smith, and responded to by Mr. Bosisto. "The Chairman" was then proposed by Mr. McKean, and res- ponded by Professor Halford.
    The party then broke up, and dipersed themselves among the many beautiful hills and gullies in the neighbourhood till half-past five o'clock, when a start was made for Berwick station, which was reached without accident, and the excursionists got to town a little before 10 o'clock.27
  • 26 Nov 1881, PROMINENT VICTORIANS. PROFESSOR HALFORD, M.D., F.R.S.
    The name of Professor Halford, Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Melbourne, will be for ever associated with the formation and growth of the medical school, of which he was the first to fill the chair of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Nothing in the record of Victorian, or indeed, of Australian progress is more satisfactory than the steady and rapid growth of our local medical school. Professor Halford commenced his duties in May, 1863, with a class of two students. In 1866 the number had increased to thirteen ; in 1872 it was thirty-seven ; in 1877 it was seventy-six ; and at the present moment there are altogether 159 students, of whom 72 are in their first year, 75 in the second, third and fourth, and 12 in the fifth year of their curriculum. Professor Halford is the second son of Mr. James Halford, of Haverstock-hill, near London, and was born in Sussex on the 26th November, 1821. He commenced the study of his profession in 1812 ; entered St. George's Hospital, London, 1848 ; became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons 1852 ; a licentiate of the Apothecaries' Society 1854 ; a doctor of medicine of the University of St. Andrew's 1851 ; a member of the Royal College of Physicians 1859, and was elected a fellow of the same college July, 1870. Whilst yet a student he attracted the attention and obtained the friendship and as sistance of many eminent physiologists and physicians, such as Marshall Hall, Paget, Carpenter, Billing, &c., who witnessed and verified his original experiments on the action and cause of the sounds of the heart. These expe riments are still quoted in the text books, and the encomiums which Dr. Halford received for them tended no doubt to make him initiate the remarkable series of investigations into the physiological effects produced by snake poisoning which have made his name so celebrated throughout Australia and India. After serving twelve months as house surgeon at the Westminster Hospital he made two voyages with the late Captain Norman to India, the Mauritius, Cape Town, and St. Helena. In October, 1856, he was appointed senior house surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, and here he performed a very re markable operation. A man injured in a railway accident was brought to the hospital. It appeared as if his windpipe was broken, and the case was regarded as hopeless. Dr. Halford raised the man, put a tube into the wound in the windpipe, and sucked the blood and mucus from the patient's lungs. In a few minutes the poor fellow opened his eyes, and eventually reco vered. In 1857 Dr. Halford was appointed Lecturer of Anatomy in the school of anatomy adjoining St. George's Hospital, London, and Physician to the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. About this time Dr. Halford married Louisa Henrietta Millar, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Millar, of Bath. Thirteen children have been born, of whom nine are still living. In the year 1862 the Council of the Uni versity of Melbourne requested Professor Owen and Sir James Paget to select a gentle man to fill the chair of anatomy, physiology and pathology, then about to be established, and their choice fell upon Dr. Halford. He acceptcd the appointment, and commenced his duties in May, 1863, with two students. The number has steadily increased, and as before stated, there are now 159. Indeed the school of medicine is almost too success ful, inasmuch as students now take the full course in Melbourne instead of spend ing some time in European schools and hos pitals, and thereby witnessing a greater variety of practice than can be seen in any one city, unless perhaps it be London or Paris. The examinations are, however, very strict, and the alumni of the Melbourne school may, theoretically at any rate, obtain an excellent knowledge of their profession. And when the alterations contemplated by the medical faculty have been carried out, the course of instruction will confer upon the medical students even greater advantages than they enjoy at present. Additional professors will be appointed, a pathological museum will be formed, and more attention will be paid to cer tain branches now only touched upon. We should be glad if the study of scientific and operative dentistry were introduced, inasmuch as the care of the teeth is almost as important as that of the eyes and the ears, and a very much larger number of persons require the aid of the dentist than of an oculist or an aurist. It is intended to create a distinct chair of anatomy as soon as possible, and Professor Halford will then confine himself to the teaching of histology and practical and advanced physiology. These departments will require the erection of new physiological laboratories, and a very complete set of the newest instruments, selected by Dr. Halford during his recent visit to England, are on their way to Melbourne. Very shortly after his arrival in Victoria, Professor Halford took a leading part in the discussion which arose about the anatomical resemblances between the human species and some of the more highly developed apes, and supported the propositions advanced by Pro fessor Huxley in his work, Man's Place in Nature. The views of Dr. Halford were warmly combated by some of tho local savans, and especially by Professor M'Coy, but it was claimed by the champions of Huxley that Dr. Halford had the best of the argument, and there can be little doubt that his experiments had brought him to the same conclusion that was attained by the great English philosopher and physicist. The most important work performed by Professor Halford has, however, been his scries of experiments made with the view of obtaining some cure for snake bites. He introduced the treatment of injecting ammonia both in the case of snake poison and cardial depression. There can be no doubt that in many cases this treatment was fol lowed by marvellous results, and though it would be untrue to assert that the injection of ammonia into the veins is a cer tain curo, it is undeniable that it has very much diminished the mortality arising from the bites of poisonous snakes in all portions of Australia. The treatment was introduced into India in cases where Europeans and natives had been bitten by the cobra, but, whether from the greater virulency of the poison or the inefficiency of the operators, it failed completely. Several years ago Professor Halford published his views on the changes of the blood after death by snake poison. Many phy sicists, notably Sir Joseph Fayrer, of Calcutta, denied that there were any such changes in the corpuscular elements of the blood after a patient had been bitten by a ser pent. But during Dr. Halford's recent visit to England, he obtained the opinions of Dr. Klem, of St. Bartholomew ; Dr. Stewart, of St. Thomas ; and Dr. Greenfield, of Edin burgh ; and these eminent men verified all the changes which Dr. Halford had originally de scribed, the post mortem appearances being similar after death from the bite of rattlesnake, cobra, South African puff adder, and Australian snake. This discovery goes to show that the poison of all snakes is identical, and that the only difference arises from the greater or lesser vigor of the animal, and the fact of the poison being secreted in a more con centrated form. During his recent visit to London and Cambridge great attention and kindness were shown to Dr. Halford. Many were glad to see a long absent friend and fellow worker ; while others were anxious to do honor through him to the young University of Melbourne. Dr. Halford has been a regular contributor to the medical journals of the colony and the mother country, and still writes pretty regularly. He resides on St. George's-hill, near Beaconsfield, where he has acquired a small estate, which is valuable for the bracing climate of the neighbourhood and the magnifi cent view which it affords of Port Phillip, Western Port, and the mountain ranges of Gippsland.28
  • 12 Apr 1882, MISS HALFORD'S Boarding and Day SCHOOL for YOUNG LADIES.—Beautifully situated, one mile from Berwick station. In addition to English education, French and Italian are included. Singing and music extra. Parents leaving the colony for a time would find this a happy and healthy home for their children.
    References—Mrs Boys, Presbyterian Ladies' College, and Professor Halford, Melbourne University.
    Terms very moderate. Second QUARTER BEGINS April 17th.29
  • 30 Aug 1882, At Beaconsfield the services of the Church of England were recommenced last Sunday afternoon at Professor Halford's, near Beaconsfield house.30
  • 7 Dec 1882, THE RAILWAY BILL.
    Tiie Railway Construction Bill was further considered in committee. On the proposed Beaconsfield railway, evidence was taken as under : —
    Mr. W. William Brisbane, sawmill proprietor, of Beaconsfield, stated that there would be no difficulty in carrying a line from Beaconsfield station to Beaconsfield. During the year ending October, 1882, about 14,000 persons travelled between Beaconsfield station and Melbourne. A line could be continued from the station to Gembrook.
    He knew of one house built in the locality that cost £6000, and he believed there was some talk of the Government renting it as a country seat for the Governor. Special rolling-stock of a light cheap character would be required for the line. The projected line went into the centre of population, and would pay. It was publicly alleged that the allotments in the district were owned by members of Parliament, but he only know of two cases in which that assertion was true. The company, of which he (Mr. Brisbane) was the manager, was now constructing a wooden tramway, 6 miles in length, which he estimated would not cost more than £700 altogether. He would not, however, recommend the State to have anything to do with wooden tramways.
    Mr. CAMPBELL, at this stage, mentioned that he had drawn up a resolutiun in favor of appointing a committee to inquire as to the relative wants of tramways and railways, for the special requirements of Beaconsfield, Drouin, Poowong, Warragul, Neerim, Moe and Narracan. The CHAIRMAN, however, ruled that the motion could only be made in the House.
    Mr. Geo. B. Halford, professor at the Melbourne University, said that he was the oldest resident at Beaconsfield. If there were railway communication to that place it would soon be transformed into a second Richmond, near London : and instead of 14,000 passengers a year there would be 40,000. It was also a most health- giving neighborhood.
    Mr. Char. D'Ebro, civil engineer, said that he had gone over the route of the proposed railway. The only way to get there was by some system of sharp curves, but not as the Government proposed, for they might just as well to try to run up the side of a house. The steepest gradient on the line could be brought down to was 1 in 50.
    This concluded the evidence on the line.31
  • 19 Jan 1893, KILMORE LADIES' SCHOOL. The Misses HALFORD will Open School in the Church of England Schoolroom on Monday, 23rd January, 1893, at 9.30 a.m. Prospectuses on application.32
  • 23 Mar 1910, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6. UPPER BEACONSFIELD. COUNTRY RESIDENCE, With 18 ACRES, 11 BLOCKS, 3 to 20 ACRES; Also, 19 ACRES and 50 ACRES
    W. F. VALE and Co. (In conjunction with GEO. MARTIN and Co) have received instructions from THE TRUSTEES, EXECUTORS, AND AGENCY COMPANY LIMITED to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the rooms, 283 Collins street, on Wednesday, 6th April, at half-past two o'clock, "WINDARA," formerly the residence of Professor Halford, built of W.B , containing 9 rooms, dairy, stabling, and outhouses, together with 18a. 3r. 18p., fronting the main road, close to post-office.
    Also, 11 BLOCKS, adjoining, from 3 acres to 20 acres, orchard land.
    Also in Estate of L. H. CHANDLER. 19 ACRES 3 ROODS 11 PERCHES, being
    Allotment 215, Portion 58, parish of Pakenham.
    Also, in Estate of F. M. INNES. GEMBROOK.-50 acres 3 perches, being part of Crown Allot A10, parish of Gembrook. Plans in course of preparation.
    Further particulars in Saturday's papers, or from the auctioneers.33
  • 30 May 1910, News has been received in Brisbane of the death on Friday at Inverloch (Victoria) of Professor George Britton Halford, M.D., St. Andrews, the father of Dr. A. C. P. Halford, of this city, at the age of 80 years. Professor Halford was the first professor of the first medical school in Australia, having been appointed to that "position when a school of medicine was established in connection with the Melbourne University in 1863. Prior to coming to Australia he was lecturer on anatomy at the Grosvenor-place School of Medicine, and had won a reputation as a zealous and able teacher, and his experiments on the heart had gained the close attention if leading physiologists. After having been connected with the Melbourne University for 33 years Professor Halford retired on a pension in 1897. He is survived by three daughters and six sons.34
  • 30 May 1910, DEATH OF PROFESSOR HALFORD. A UNIVERSITY PIONEER.
    Widespread regret will be felt at the news of the death which occurred at Inverloch on Friday night of Professor Halford late of the Melbourne University. The late Professor Halford had been seriously ill for some days. On Tuesday last he had an apoplectic seizure and his condition continued to grow worse. With Professor Halford passes away one of the few living links with the infant University of Melbourne. It is 14 years since he left the scene of his life's labour in the spacious University grounds. In 1862 Dr. Halford was appointed to the charge of the Medical School in Melbourne. In the following year he delivered the introductory address at the opening of the new Medical School.
    Professor Halford was then 38 years of age, and had had a creditable career as a student and in original research. He was born in Sussex on November 26, 1824 and commenced the study of his profession in 1842. Six years later he entered St. George's Hospital and in 1852 became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons; in 1854 a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries and a doctor of St Andrew's University. In 1851 he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians, and a fellow of the same college in 1870, after he had been seven years in Melbourne.
    All except the youngest generation of medical men have recollections of Professor Halford. He has survived many of his earlier students who have passed from the scene after long, useful, and in many cases distinguished careers. The first of the men on the roll of students were the late Dr Patrick Moloney and the late Dr Carey Rees. Glancing down the long list of those men whom the deceased professor presented at different times to the council of the University for admission to the medical profession are men whose names are as household words to-day. Amongst them are the present dean of the faculty of medicine (Professor Allen) Doctors J R M Thomson, G A Syme, W Moore, F D Bird, C H Mollison, J F Wilkinson, V Anderson, and R R Stawell. Others have made their mark abroad. Dr B. Poulton is the lecturer on surgery at the University of Adelaide and Dr F C Madden is professor of surgery at Cairo.
    Professor Allen yesterday made appreciative references to the work of the late professor. He said that when Professor Halford arrived at the end of 1862, the University had been in active operation for about nine years. The medical curriculum had already been adopted and classes for the first year had been completed. The chemical classes had met under Dr Macadam in a private laboratory at the back of the Public Library. Directly Professor Halford arrived he set to work with the late Sir Anthony Brownless then vice chancellor of the University, to prepare plans for the building of a medical school. No buildings being then available, a shed was erected in the yard of his house in Madeline street. Here the first dissecting class set to work with three medical students and two medical practitioners. Professor Halford's plans for the new school were very much cut down, as it was thought by the University Council that students would not be found to fill the rooms, a fear which was very shortly afterwards falsified. The new buildings were opened in 1864.
    Professor Halford made valuable observations concerning the symptoms of poisoning by Australian snakes and the changes which occurred in the blood. He also gave attention to anthropology and had a large collection of skulls, of which he published measurements.
    These were only some of the works which the late professor performed. Before his retirement he took a great interest in the coal discoveries in South Gippsland. His faith in the field was great, and he was associated with the Jumbunna Coal Company as director. He was very fond of the climate at Beaconsfield and had a home there for many years.
    The late Professor Halford celebrated his golden wedding three years ago. There are nine children, six sons and three daughters. The sons are Dr George Billing Halford (of Malvern), Dr Arthur Halford (of Brisbane), the Rev James Halford (of Mount Barker, Adelaide) and three sons (Messrs Edgar, Maurice and Harry Halford) are engaged in farming at Kongwak in Gipps land.35
  • 27 Nov 1928, PIONEER OF PHYSIOLOGY. Professor Halford's Work.
    CANBERRA, Nov. 26.— 'The proud position of Australia's three schools of medicine is surely a monument to Professor George Britton Halford." said Professor Osborne, Professor of Physiology in the University of Melbourne, in the course of a lecture at the Albert Hall tonight on the life and work of the founder of the Melbourne School of Medicine. The lecture was the first of a series of annual orations which have been endowed by the family of the late Professor Hal ford to perpetuate his memory. In future they will be delivered under the auspices of the Australian Institute of Anatomy which is to be established at Canberra. Of Professor Halford, who was the first Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology, and first Dean of the Faculty, of Medicine at Melbourne University, Professor Osborne said that he was an investigator long before his time.' His organisation of the Melbourne Medical School was perhaps his greatest achievement, but he would be known to history also as a pioneer of physiological research. He was more concerned with functions, and his researches into comparative physiology had proved very valuable, especially in regard to the heart's action. In his researches on snake venom he had made an observation which antici pated by 20 years the discovery of the action of bacteria in disease. The Chief Commissioner (Sir John Butters) presided, and there was a large audience. Members of the late Professor Halford's family were present as well as Professor Colin Mackenzie, who presented his valuable collection of Australian fauna to the Commonwealth, and is to take charge of the Institute of Anatomy as director.36

Australian Dictionary of Biography

HALFORD, GEORGE BRITTON (1824-1910), professor, was born on 26 November 1824 at Petworth, Sussex, England, the second son of James Halford, merchant of Haverstock Hill near London, and his wife Nancy, née Gadd. Privately educated, he studied medicine at St George's Hospital, London (M.R.C.S., 1852; L.S.A., 1854), and obtained the M.D. at St Andrews in 1854. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1859 and a fellow in July 1870 but was never formally admitted. In 1850 he had been house surgeon at the Westminster Hospital and in 1856 senior house surgeon to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary and Lunatic Asylum. He was also honorary surgeon to the Bridgnorth Infirmary and in 1857 physician to the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, London; he also had a private practice. In October he was appointed lecturer in anatomy at the Grosvenor Place School of Medicine adjoining St George's Hospital. There he investigated the physiology of the action and sounds of the heart in animals, birds and man, a work of first-rate importance.
In 1862 planning for the medical school at the University of Melbourne was well advanced and lectures to first-year students had begun under John Macadam. Professors James Paget and Richard Owen were invited to select a suitable candidate for the first chair of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Assisted by Sir Redmond Barry then in London, they chose Halford who had worked with Owen on the heart and whom Paget described as 'one of the most distinguished experimental physiologists of the day. His name would give distinction to any University'. Halford's appointment was endorsed and he gave up his practice to collect specimens for a museum and books for a library, for which the Council of the University of Melbourne had sent him £500. With his wife and family he left England on 6 September in the Agincourt and arrived at Melbourne on 23 December.
Halford lived at first in a rented house in Madeline Street, Carlton, and until the building for the medical school was completed in May 1864 held his lectures and practical classes in anatomy and physiology in the converted coach-house of his private residence in May 1863. In that year he was admitted M.D. (ad eund.) in the University of Melbourne. The curriculum for the medical course had been prepared by (Sir) Anthony Brownless and the Medical School Committee before Halford arrived. At the professorial board he protested against the poor scientific content of the first year, notably the absence of natural philosophy. For seven years he was the only full-time lecturer in the medical school and the sole lecturer in anatomy for which he was given a demonstrator in 1869. As well as teaching in three rapidly expanding disciplines Halford was examiner in French for matriculation and arts students. In 1871, as president of the professorial board, he fired an early shot in the long battle over the admission of women students by informing the council that he proposed to allow women who passed the relevant examinations to sign the matriculation book. This plan was quickly stopped by the council and women were not admitted to the university until 1880. Halford served on the council of the Royal Society of Victoria in 1864-67 and 1871 and was vice-president in 1868 and 1870.
In 1876 the faculty of medicine was established and took over administration of courses from the Medical School Committee. Halford was elected dean and held office until 1886 and again in 1890-96. In 1880 he went on leave to England for a year to inspect and work in departments of physiology. On his return he presented plans to the council for expansion of the physiology laboratories and division of his chair so that he would be responsible only for physiology; the proposals were accepted and in 1882 Halford became professor of physiology and (Sir) Harry Brookes Allen professor of anatomy. From 3 students in 1862 the school had 180 by 1882 and 240 by 1896.
At 72 Halford applied for extended leave but although appointed for life he had no provision for a pension and was placed on half-pay and given leave. He retired to Inverloch, Gippsland, and his health improved after a visit to England. His place in the university was taken by (Sir) Charles James Martin, who was appointed lecturer and later acting-professor. When Martin resigned in 1903 the council offered to pay Halford his half-salary for life if he resigned the chair. He agreed and William Osborne was appointed professor of physiology. Deductions from both Martin's and Osborne's salaries were made to pay Halford's pension.
Halford arrived in Melbourne with an enviable record as a research worker. Had he remained in England he would have become an international figure. Instead he made a name for himself as a teacher in Melbourne and founded a tradition which was followed by his successors. Certainly he hoped to continue the work on the heart but his teaching burden was too great and the university had no money for research. The high repute of the Melbourne Medical School was made at the expense of his own. His later researches damaged rather than added to his record. In trifling arguments on comparative anatomy he favoured Richard Owen against Thomas Huxley and like many contemporaries disagreed with Charles Darwin. In experiments with snake venom he pursued with fervour the ammonia treatment of snakebite but, although it did not become the universal antidote that he hoped, he was honest enough to declare that his ideas were wrong. Of some thirty papers and pamphlets, his most important were published in London before he came to Melbourne. The best, The Action and Sounds of the Heart; A Physiological Essay (London, 1860), deserves reprinting.
At Hanover Square, London, in 1857 Halford had married Louisa Henrietta, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Millar; they had twelve children. He died at Inverloch on 27 May 1910, survived by his widow, six sons and three daughters. He was buried in the Inverloch cemetery. By then he had been forgotten, and no substantial obituary appeared in the journals. His family established the Halford Oration in his memory in 1928. In 1928-47 the lectures were delivered at the Institute of Anatomy, Canberra, but in 1948 by agreement with the family the fund was transferred to the University of Melbourne and the orations have since been delivered in Melbourne.37

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  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1297-366 - Arthur Knight to George Britton Halford, Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett, George Frederick Brind, William Elms, William Henry Goff - see C/T 1524-764 (this land is reserved for the church or another community building).
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Thomas Jacques Martin to George Britton Halford, Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett, George Frederick Brind, William Elms, William Henry Goff all of Melbourne Gentlemen - C/T 1565-907.
  10. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2998 School Building File. Letter from W H Goff to the Education Department, 15 May 1889.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - Mortgage No 59635 - discharged 13 Apr 1891.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1515-992 - George Britton Halford of Drummond Street Carlton Doctor of Medicine - C/T 1587-342.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1742-384 + C/T 1436-190 + C/T 1046-013 + C/T 1587-342 - Louisa Halford the wife of George Britton Halford of Drummond Street Carlton Doctor of Medicine.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1436-190 - George Britton Halford of Beaconsfield Doctor of Medicine.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - By direction of the Commissioner of Titles ... George Britton Halford, Edward Fitzhayley A'Beckett and William Henry Goff are registered as sole proprietors of the within land.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - William Henry Goff of Beaconsfield School Teacher Rawson Parke Francis of 309 Flinders Lane Melbourne Wholesale Druggist Edgar William Walker Gentleman John Tyler and William Henry Grant both Orchardists all of Upper Beaconsfield proprietors.
  17. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D3866 age 85 [par James HALFORD & Nancy GADD] reg Andersons Inlet."
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Brisbane Courier, 30 May 1910 p4.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 May 1910 p1.
  20. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "026-1982, p5 by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan."
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Village Bell: 166-2006 p9 Charles Wilson.
  22. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 734; Book: 4; Civil Parish: St George Hanover Square; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 46; Page: 34; Line: 11; GSU roll: 438836."
  23. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1476; Folio: 167; Page: 10; GSU roll: 87799."
  24. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 245; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341053."
  25. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic. : 1867 - 1875), Sat 26 Oct 1867, p11.
  27. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 4 Dec 1878, p3.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne), 26 Nov 1881, p33 - illustration.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 12 Apr 1882, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11537518
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Aug 1882 p5.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 7 Dec 1882, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198568429
  32. [S14] Newspaper - Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thu 19 Jan 1893, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57940879
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Mar 1910, p2.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - Brisbane Courier, 30 May 1910 p7.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 May 1910, p9.
  36. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian, 27 Nov 1928 p13; also the Mercury (Hobart) 27 Nov 1928, p6.
  37. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040363b.htm - Author: K. F. Russell
    Select Bibliography: University of Melbourne Medical School Jubilee (Melb, 1914); W. A. Osborne, ‘George Britton Halford, His Life and Work’, Medical Journal of Australia, Jan 1929; R. Stawell, ‘The Foundation of a Medical School and the Progress of Medical Education’, Medical Journal of Australia, 3 Jan 1931, pp 1-8; A. L. Kenny, ‘Halford the Man’, Medical Journal of Australia, 1 Feb 1941, pp 129-34; Truth (Melbourne), 11 June 1910; K. F. Russell, History of the Melbourne Medical School (privately held); Council minutes, Medical School letters and Faculty of Medicine minutes (University of Melbourne Archives). More on the resources

    Print Publication Details: K. F. Russell, 'Halford, George Britton (1824 - 1910)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4, Melbourne University Press, 1972, pp 321-322.
Last Edited8 Oct 2018

Louisa Henrietta Millar

F, #350, b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Married NameHalford. 
Birth*24 Oct 1837 England.1 
Marriage*Mar 1857Spouse: George Britton Halford. Wirral, Cheshire, England, Mar Q [Wirral] 8a 512.
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Dec 1862 Sailing with George Britton Halford, Louisa Marion Halford, Annette Mary Halford, Edith Katherine Halford, George James Archibald Billing Halford, Florence Newbegin Halford to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Agincourt
Age 26.2 
Residence1 Feb 1875 "St George's Hill" (later "Windarra"), Salisbury Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1889 PAK-62.62A.X.60 (part). Transfer from George Britton Halford to Louisa Henrietta Halford. 57a 0r 35p.3 
Land-Note*29 Jul 1889 PAK-62.62A.X.60 (part): Mortgagee: The Land Credit Bank of Australasia Ltd. Discharged 21 Sep 1889. Mortgagor was Louisa Henrietta Halford.4 
Land-UBeac*21 Sep 1889 PAK-62.62A.X.60 (part). Transfer from Louisa Henrietta Halford to William McCrea Hick. 57a 0r 35p.5 
Widow27 May 1910Louisa Henrietta Millar became a widow upon the death of her husband George Britton Halford.6 
Death*18 Dec 1910 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D13404 age 73 [par Thomas MILLAR].7 
Death-Notice*19 Dec 1910HALFORD.-On the 18th December, at "Agincourt," Malvern, Louisa Henrietta Halford, relict ot the late Professor Halford, and late of lnverloch, aged 73 years.
HALFORD.-The Friends of the late Mrs. LOUISA HENRIETTA HALFORD are respectfully informed that her remains will he interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral will leave '"Agincourt," Wattletree-road, Malvern, To morrow (Tuesday, 20th Inst.), at 2 p.m.8 
Probate (Will)*4 Mar 1911 118/732.9 

Grave

  • Church of England Section S Graves 178 & 179, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of / George Britton HALFORD died 27 May 1910, age 85 years / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD died 18 Dec 1911, age 73 years / Anetta M. HALFORD died 12 May 1867, age 7 years / Alice N. HALFORD died 6 Apr 1868, age 4 years / Angelica HALFORD died 12 Dec 1868, age 1 month / In loving memory of / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD / and George Britton HALFORD, M.D. / Foundation Professor, Medical School, University Melbourne / Louisa Marion HALFORD died 26 Jul 1929, age 70 years / Egbert Maurice HALFORD died 1 Sep 1935, age 65 years10

Family

George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Children 1.Louisa Marion Halford b. Sep 1858, d. 26 Jul 1929
 2.Annette Mary Halford b. Mar 1860, d. 12 May 1867
 3.Edith Katherine Halford+ b. Dec 1860, d. 14 Jun 1942
 4.Florence Newbegin Halford b. Dec 1861, d. 1 Mar 1923
 5.George James Archibald Billing Halford+ b. 12 Dec 1862, d. 3 Sep 1946
 6.Alice Nancy Halford b. 1864, d. 6 Apr 1868
 7.Rev James Henry Riviere Halford+ b. 1865, d. 9 Dec 1941
 8.Edgar Cesare Neild Halford+ b. 25 Oct 1866, d. 21 Jul 1945
 9.Angelica Halford b. 1868, d. 12 Dec 1868
 10.Arthur Charles Frederick Halford+ b. 23 Nov 1869, d. 13 Jan 1945
 11.Egbert Maurice Halford b. 10 Dec 1870, d. 1 Sep 1935
 12.Henry St George Halford+ b. 23 Apr 1877, d. 20 Sep 1949

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Growing Tree - Owner: ashleyhalford.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Agincourt B210/005.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1742-384 + C/T 1436-190 + C/T 1046-013 + C/T 1587-342 - Louisa Halford the wife of George Britton Halford of Drummond Street Carlton Doctor of Medicine.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1742-384 + C/T 1436-190 + C/T 1046-013 + C/T 1587-342 - Mortgage to The Land Credit Bank of Australasia Ltd discharged 21 Sep 1889 - Mortgage No 104165.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1742-384 + C/T 1436-190 + C/T 1046-013 + C/T 1587-342 - William McCrea Hick of William Sttreet Melbourne Merchant - C/T 2195-903.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D3866 age 85 [par James HALFORD & Nancy GADD] reg Andersons Inlet."
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D13404 age 73 [par Thomas MILLAR]."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Dec 1910 p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  10. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria.
Last Edited29 Mar 2016

Alice Nancy Halford

F, #351, b. 1864, d. 6 Apr 1868
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Birth*1864 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B10113.1 
Death*6 Apr 1868 1 Royal terrace, Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #D3513 age 4 - of diphtheria.1 
Death-Notice*7 Apr 1868HALFORD.-On the 6th inst., of diphtheria, at No. 1 Royal-terrace, Nicholson-street, Fitzroy, Alice Nancy, the beloved child of Professor Halford, aged four years.2 

Grave

  • Church of England Section S Graves 178 & 179, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of / George Britton HALFORD died 27 May 1910, age 85 years / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD died 18 Dec 1911, age 73 years / Anetta M. HALFORD died 12 May 1867, age 7 years / Alice N. HALFORD died 6 Apr 1868, age 4 years / Angelica HALFORD died 12 Dec 1868, age 1 month / In loving memory of / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD / and George Britton HALFORD, M.D. / Foundation Professor, Medical School, University Melbourne / Louisa Marion HALFORD died 26 Jul 1929, age 70 years / Egbert Maurice HALFORD died 1 Sep 1935, age 65 years3

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10113."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Apr 1868 p4.
  3. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria.
Last Edited15 Jul 2016

Rev James Henry Riviere Halford

M, #352, b. 1865, d. 9 Dec 1941
James Henry Riviere HALFORD
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Birth*1865 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B16929.1 
Marriage*27 Feb 1895Spouse: Laura Harbinson. Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M818.2
 
Marriage-Notice*20 Mar 1895HALFORD--HARBINSON. -On the 27th ult, at the residence of the bride's parents by the Rev David Gordon Jas H Rivier Halford, second son of Professor Halford Melbourne University to Laura, second daughter of J F Harbinson, Ardsallagh, Brighton, formerly of Belfast, Ireland.3 
Widower25 Apr 1902Rev James Henry Riviere Halford became a widower upon the death of his wife Laura Harbinson.4 
Marriage*25 Feb 1908Spouse: Elsie Myra Carter. Fryerstown, VIC, Australia, #M1352R.5
 
Marriage-Notice6 Mar 1908HALFORD-CARTER.-On the 25th February, at Fryerstown. Jas. H. R. Halford, second son of Professor G. B. Halford, of Inverloch, and late of the Melbourne University, to Elsie M. Carter, daughter of G. L. Carter, Esq., J.P., Fryerstown.6 
Death*9 Dec 1941 Alphington, VIC, Australia, #D12409 (Age 76.)7 
Death-Notice*11 Dec 1941HALFORD -On December 9 at his home 67 Lucerne crescent Alphington Rev James Henry Riviere Halford beloved husband of Elsie and loved father of Nonie (Mrs Knox) Jean (Mrs H Elms) George, James, Marjorie, Stanley, Lindsay and Elsie and second son of the late Professor G B Halford in his 77th year.
HALFORD. The Funeral of the late Rev. JAMES HENRY RIVIERE HALFORD will move from his home 67 Lucerne crescent Alphington THIS DAY (Thursday) at 11 am for the Boroondara Cemetery Kew.8 

Grave

  • Plot SPEC A 0216, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In fond memory of Rev. James Henry Rivière Halford, loving husband of Elsie & son of Professor George B. Halford of Melbourne University, 1865-1941, also his dear wife Elsie Myra Halford, died 16 Oct 19589,10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Mar 1895, HALFORD—HARBINSON.
    The marriage of Mr. James H. Rivier Halford, second son of Professor Halford, Melbourne University, and Miss Laura Harbinson, second daughter of Mr. J. Francis Harbinson, Ardsallagh, North Brighton, took place at 2 o'clock on Wednesday, February 27, at the residence of the bride's parents, the Rev. David Gordon officiating. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore white silk with a full train, bodice completed with handsome lace and moire ribbons, bridal veil surmounted with a wreath of orange blossoms, sprays of the same flowers ornamenting the dress. The bridegroom's gifts were a diamond and ruby star, crescent brooch, and a Countess of Hopetoun shower bouquet. The bridesmaids were the Misses Carrie, Maude, and Annie Harbinson, sisters of the bride, the bride's little niece, Miss Kathleen Francis Anderson, acting as train-bearer. The a bridesmaids wore stylish costumes of crepon with Dorothy sleeves, completed with bands of ribbon, and carried sprays of flowers, the gift of the bride groom. The travelling dress was navy blue with stylish trimming of black satin ribbon, large black picture hat with ostrich plumes and white ribbon. The presents were handsome and numerous.11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B16929."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M818."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Mar 1895 p1.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M1352R."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Mar 1908 p1.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Dec 1941 p4.
  9. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  10. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 2 Mar 1895, p39.
Last Edited8 Sep 2015

Edgar Cesare Neild Halford

M, #353, b. 25 Oct 1866, d. 21 Jul 1945
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Birth*25 Oct 1866 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B3568/1867.1 
Christening8 Mar 1871 Christ Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, C003413.2 
Marriage*11 Feb 1891Spouse: Annie Easter Elms. Moyarra, South Gippsland, VIC, Australia, #M420.3
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Feb 1891HALFORD-ELMS-On the 11th inst at Moyarra, South Gippsland by the Rev Herbert Potter, Edgar Cesare Nield, third son of Professor Halford, Melbourne University, to Annie Easter, second daughter of Willliam Elms, Esq, of Moyarra.4 
Widower20 Nov 1917Edgar Cesare Neild Halford became a widower upon the death of his wife Annie Easter Elms
Death*21 Jul 1945 6 Jordan Street, Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D6992 age 78.5 
Death-Notice*23 Jul 1945HALFORD.-On July 21, at his residence. 6 Jordan street. Malvern, Edgar C beloved husband of the late Annie, and loved father of Frank (deceased). Harold, Britton, and Nancy (Mrs. Goode), Fred, Arthur, and Maurice.
HALFORD. - The Funeral of the late Mr. EDGAR C HALFORD will leave 6 Jordan street, Malvern, THIS DAY (Monday. Julv 23), at 1.30 p.m., for the Box Hill Cemetery. DRAYTON & GARSON.6 

Grave

  • Box Hill Cemetery, Box Hill, VIC, Australia

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3568."
  2. [S31] IGI "C003413 Christ Church Hawthorn Christening [par George Britton HALFORD & Louisa Henrietta]."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M420."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Feb 1891 p1.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6992 age 78."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jul 1945 p2.
Last Edited27 Sep 2014

Angelica Halford

F, #354, b. 1868, d. 12 Dec 1868
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Birth*1868 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #B26512.1 
Death*12 Dec 1868 Fairview House, Gardiner's Creek-road, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D9843 (Age 4W.)1 
Death-Notice*14 Dec 1868HALFORD-On the 12th inst, at Fairview-house, Gardiner's Creek-road, South Yarra, Angelica, daughter of G. B. Halford, aged one month and four days.2 

Grave

  • Church of England Section S Graves 178 & 179, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of / George Britton HALFORD died 27 May 1910, age 85 years / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD died 18 Dec 1911, age 73 years / Anetta M. HALFORD died 12 May 1867, age 7 years / Alice N. HALFORD died 6 Apr 1868, age 4 years / Angelica HALFORD died 12 Dec 1868, age 1 month / In loving memory of / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD / and George Britton HALFORD, M.D. / Foundation Professor, Medical School, University Melbourne / Louisa Marion HALFORD died 26 Jul 1929, age 70 years / Egbert Maurice HALFORD died 1 Sep 1935, age 65 years3

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B26512."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Dec 1868 p4.
  3. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria.
Last Edited7 Jul 2018

Arthur Charles Frederick Halford

M, #355, b. 23 Nov 1869, d. 13 Jan 1945
Dr A. C. F. Halford
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Birth*23 Nov 1869 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B3579/1870.1 
Christening8 Mar 1871 Christ Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, C003413.2 
Marriage*8 Mar 1899Spouse: Nora Fitzgerald. Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, #M1899/C2007 QLD.3,4
 
Death*13 Jan 1945 Wickham House, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. 
Death-Notice*24 Jan 1945HALFORD.-On January 13,- at Wickham House, Brisbane, Arthur C. F. Halford, M.D., F.R.A.C.S., fourth son of the late Professor Halford and Louisa Halford, and loved brother of G. B. Halford, M.D., and Edgar and Harry, in his 76th year.5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Apr 1899, DR. A. C. F. HALFORD TO MISS N. FITZGERALD. THE wedding of Dr. Arthur Charles Frederick Halford, M.D., Ch.B., Melbourne University, Surgeon Peak Downs Hospital, Clermont, Central Queensland, fourth son of Mr. George Britton Halford, M.D., Professor of Physiology, Melbourne University, and Miss Nora Fitzgerald, second daughter of Mr. Cornelius Edmund Fitzgerald, of " Kiskeam," County Cork, Ireland, was celebrated on 8th March, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Rockhampton, Central Queensland, by the Rev. Canon Thomas Parker. The bridal dress was of white Indian lawn, trimmed with torchon lace and insertion, sash of white moire silk. Her hat was of white crinkled straw, trimmed with plumes, silk ribbon and chifl'on. The bridesmaid was Miss Marjorie Magee, who wore a dainty costume of French muslin, white hat and pearl spray brooch (the gift of bridegroom). The bridegroom's present to the bride was a diamond brooch and gold muff chain. Dr. S. J. D. Read, of Rockhampton Hospital, acted as best man. After a wedding dejeuner Dr. and Mrs. Halford left for Emu Park, where the honeymoon is to be spent. On their return they will reside at "The Residence," Peak Downs Hospital, Clermont, Central Queensland, The brides travelling dress was a tailor made coat and skirt of blue serge, white brocade vest; electric blue straw hat, trimmed with plumes, spangled wings and ospreys. The following is a list of the presents-—
    From bride to bridegroom, gold ring, chased silver hair brushes. Bride's sister, silver afternoon tea set, vases, ornaments, pillow shams, d'oyleys, portrait enlargement Bridegroom's father and mother, table silver (78 pieces). Bridegroom's sisters (Miss Halford, Mrs J D. Harrison and Miss Flo. Halford), silver toast rack and silver bread platter. Dr and Mrs G. Billing Halford, cheque. Mr and Mrs E. C. N. Halford, silver serviette rings. Mr Maurice and Mr Harry Halford, cheques. Mrs Irvine, breakfast cruets Mrs William Elms, claret jug, Dr Read, cheque. Dr Lyons, clock. Dr and Mrs T. E. Green, silver bread platter. Miss Marks, silver ice pail. Miss Smith, silver and oak pepper grinder. Miss Biggs, silver jam dish and spoon. Miss Mabel Richards, silver mount-d'purse. Miss Noonan, cushion and pillow shams. Miss Warner, glove and handkerchief boxes. Miss Waldie and Miss Mary Waldie, silver toast rack. Miss Durdin, wall pocket and vases. The Nursing Staff of the Brisbane Hospital, with inscription to bride and bridegroom, oak and silver liqueur stand. Miss Winnifried Vidgen, silver serviette ring with monogram, silver knife rests, silver sugar basin and shovel. Mr and Mrs Howard Bliss, silver salt cellars. Mr and Mrs Robert Banbury, silver bread fork and jam spoon. Mr and Mrs R P. Earle, silver Apostle bell. Mr M'Clay, silver card case. Mr and Mrs Percy Bapsford. silver butter dish. Mr and Mrs Thomas, handsome silver mounted stag horn knife rests Miss Maude Nicholson, silver button hook and shoe horn. Mice Bewhay, table cover, Mr and Mrs Harrap, silver hand mirror, powder box, trinket case, perfumes. Mrs Chapman, two sets of d'ovieys. Miss Marjorie Magee, edition ot Tennyson's works. Mr and Mrs G. M. Campbell, portfolio of photographs Mr and Mrs J. Wadley, cookery book. Master Owen and Master Arthur Bliss, china ornaments. Misses Banbury, vases. Mrs J. Mullen afternoon apostle tea spoons and unique cruet. Mrs Deazeley, oil painting Mr Carl Zoeler and Mr D. H Ross (to bridegroom) silver and oak liqueur stand ; to bride, set of grained ivory hair brushes, comb and hand mirror. Besides many other useful and ornamental things.3

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3579."
  2. [S31] IGI "C003413 Christ Church Hawthorn Christening [par George Britton HALFORD & Louisa Henrietta]."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Melbourne Punch, 6 Apr 1899, p18.
  4. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jan 1945 p2.
Last Edited8 Sep 2015

Annette Mary Halford

F, #356, b. Mar 1860, d. 12 May 1867
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Birth*Mar 1860 London, England, Mar Q [St Geo Han Sq] 1a 244.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Dec 1862 Sailing with George Britton Halford, Louisa Henrietta Millar, Louisa Marion Halford, Edith Katherine Halford, George James Archibald Billing Halford, Florence Newbegin Halford to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Agincourt
Age 3.2 
Death*12 May 1867 1 Royal terrace, Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #D5138 (Age 7.)3 
Death-Notice*13 May 1867HALFORD.-On the 12th inst., at No. 1 Royal-terrace, Annette Mary, second daughter and beloved child of Professor Halford, aged seven years and nine months.4 

Grave

  • Church of England Section S Graves 178 & 179, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of / George Britton HALFORD died 27 May 1910, age 85 years / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD died 18 Dec 1911, age 73 years / Anetta M. HALFORD died 12 May 1867, age 7 years / Alice N. HALFORD died 6 Apr 1868, age 4 years / Angelica HALFORD died 12 Dec 1868, age 1 month / In loving memory of / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD / and George Britton HALFORD, M.D. / Foundation Professor, Medical School, University Melbourne / Louisa Marion HALFORD died 26 Jul 1929, age 70 years / Egbert Maurice HALFORD died 1 Sep 1935, age 65 years5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D5138 age 7."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Agincourt B210/005.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 May 1867 p4.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria.
Last Edited15 Jul 2016

Louisa Marion Halford

F, #357, b. Sep 1858, d. 26 Jul 1929
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Birth*Sep 1858 London, England, Sep Q [St Geo Han Sq] 1a 227. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Dec 1862 Sailing with George Britton Halford, Louisa Henrietta Millar, Annette Mary Halford, Edith Katherine Halford, George James Archibald Billing Halford, Florence Newbegin Halford to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Agincourt
Age 6.1 
Land-UBeac*b 1883Louisa Marion Halford selected land from the Crown. PAK-62. 19a 3r 24p - Land File 1787/49.4
Selected by L. M. HALFORD but crown grant to George Britton HALFORD on 9 Jan 1883.2 
Land-UBeac*b 9 Jan 1883 PAK-62. Transfer from Louisa Marion Halford to George Britton Halford. 19a 3r 24p - Land File 1787/49.4
Selected by L. M. HALFORD but crown grant to George Britton HALFORD on 9 Jan 1883.2,3 
Death*26 Jul 1929 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D10486 age 70 - as HALFORD.4 
Death-Notice*29 Jul 1929HALFORD.—On the 26th July, at a private hospital, Malvern, Louise Marian, eldest daughter of the late Professor and Louisa Henrietta Halford. (Private Interment.)5 

Grave

  • Church of England Section S Graves 178 & 179, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of / George Britton HALFORD died 27 May 1910, age 85 years / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD died 18 Dec 1911, age 73 years / Anetta M. HALFORD died 12 May 1867, age 7 years / Alice N. HALFORD died 6 Apr 1868, age 4 years / Angelica HALFORD died 12 Dec 1868, age 1 month / In loving memory of / Louisa Henrietta HALFORD / and George Britton HALFORD, M.D. / Foundation Professor, Medical School, University Melbourne / Louisa Marion HALFORD died 26 Jul 1929, age 70 years / Egbert Maurice HALFORD died 1 Sep 1935, age 65 years6

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Agincourt B210/005.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 1787/49.4.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1742-384 - George Britton Halford of Beaconsfield Doctor of Medicine.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D10486 age 70 - as HALFORD."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jul 1929, p1.
  6. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria.
Last Edited29 Mar 2016

Edith Katherine Halford

F, #358, b. Dec 1860, d. 14 Jun 1942
Edith HARRISON nee HALFORD
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Married NameHarrison. 
Birth*Dec 1860 London, England, Dec Q [St Geo Han Sq] 1a 222. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Dec 1862 Sailing with George Britton Halford, Louisa Henrietta Millar, Louisa Marion Halford, Annette Mary Halford, George James Archibald Billing Halford, Florence Newbegin Halford to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Agincourt
Age 2.1 
Marriage*20 Dec 1882Spouse: John Dight Harrison. "St George's Hill", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M4853.2
 
Marriage-Notice*22 Dec 1882HARRISON--HALFORD -On the 20th inst, at Beaconsfield by the Rev W Wood, assisted by the Rev. J. M. Easterling, Edith Katherine, second daughter of Professor Halford of the University of Melbourne, to John Slight, eldest son of the late Edward George Harrison, of Hawthorn.3 
Land-UBeac*b 9 Jan 1883Edith Katherine Harrison selected land from the Crown. PAK-62A. 9a 2r 23p - Land File 1788/49.4
Selected by E. K. HARRISON on 9 Jan 1883.4,5 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1889 PAK-62A. Transfer from Edith Katherine Halford to George Britton Halford. 9a 2r 23p.6 
Widowc 1898Edith Katherine Halford became a widow upon the death of her husband John Dight Harrison.7 
Death*14 Jun 1942 Bush Nursing Hospital, Korumburra, VIC, Australia, #D25409 age 81.8 
Death-Notice*15 Jun 1942HARRISON.-On June 14, at Bush Nursing Hospital, Korumburra, Edith K., widow of the late J. D. Harrison, beloved mother of Connie, Katie (Mrs. A. F. Broughton), Frances (Mrs. Smith, deceased), loved grandmother of Edith, Muriel, and Norman, second daughter of the late Professor G B Halford.9 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jan 1883, BEACONSFIELD. (From a Correspondent.) The pretty hills around Beaconsfield were rendered prettier still by the brilliant company which assembled on St. George's Hill to do honor to Professor and Mrs. Halford on the occasion of the marriage of their daughter Edith to Mr. John Dight Harrison. The Rev. W. Wood, assisted by the Rev. J. M. Easterling officiated. The bride's dress consisted of a very rich cream brocade, trimmed very tastefully with lace on crystal ferns. The wreath of orange and jasmine flowers, with a handsome veil edged with three rows of narrow cream silk, and very handsome jewellery completed the costume. The bouquet accompanying it was very tastefully arranged. The two bridesmaids wore nun's veiling trimmed with lace, with white fowers fastened by a brooch. Pretty bouquets completed their toilets, nothing being worn in the hair. After the breakfast, which was served by Miss Sullivan, late of Gunsler's. Some played lawn-tennis, some cricket, and others explored the shaded fern tree gullies, these probably sowing the seed for many other such happy days as that which had dawned on the youthful pair.10
  • 17 Jan 1883, HARRISON--HALFORD -On the 20th ult, at the residence of the brides parents, St George's Hill, Beaconsfield by the Rev William Wood, assisted by the Rev J C Easterling, John Dight, eldest son of the late Edward George Harrison of Hawthorn, to Edith Katherine, second daughter of Professor Halford, Melbourne University.11

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Agincourt B210/005.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M4853."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Dec 1882 p1.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 1788/49.4.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1436-190 - Edith Katherine Harrison of Beaconsfield.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1436-190 - George Britton Halford of Beaconsfield Doctor of Medicine.
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D25409 age 81."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Jun 1942 p2.
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 10 Jan 1883, p3.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jan 1883 p1.
Last Edited29 Mar 2016

John Brind

M, #359
Marriage*Spouse: Mary Hanslow.
 

Family

Mary Hanslow
Children 1.Henry Brind b. 1832, d. 23 Dec 1906
 2.George Frederick Brind+ b. 1838, d. 8 Jul 1901
Last Edited13 Dec 2016

Florence Newbegin Halford

F, #360, b. Dec 1861, d. 1 Mar 1923
Father*George Britton Halford b. 26 Nov 1824, d. 27 May 1910
Mother*Louisa Henrietta Millar b. 24 Oct 1837, d. 18 Dec 1910
Birth*Dec 1861 London, England, Dec Q [St Geo Han Sq] 1a 241. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Dec 1862 Sailing with George Britton Halford, Louisa Henrietta Millar, Louisa Marion Halford, Annette Mary Halford, Edith Katherine Halford, George James Archibald Billing Halford to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Agincourt
I (not named.)1 
Death*1 Mar 1923 Korumburra, VIC, Australia, #D2113 age 61 - as HALFORD.2 
Death-Notice*3 Mar 1923HALFORD -On the 1st March at her sister's residence Korumburra Florence Newbegin, third daughter of the late Professor und Louisa Henrietta Halford.
HALFORD -On the 1st March at the residence of her sister (Mrs E K Harrison Korumburra) Florence Newbegin Halford, loved aunt of Constance, Katie (Mrs V S Broughton) Frances (Mrs H Smith).
A life made beautiful by kindly deeds
With always a thought for others needs.
Loved and mourned.3 

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Agincourt B210/005.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D2113 age 61 - as HALFORD."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Mar 1923 p13.
Last Edited8 Sep 2015