John Bruce Chirnside

M, #3728, b. 1901, d. 31 Dec 1954
John Bruce CHIRNSIDE
(1901-1954)
Father*John Percy Chirnside b. 2 Oct 1865, d. 6 Jan 1944
Mother*Ethel Mary Fenner b. 1870, d. 18 Sep 1951
Birth*1901 Werribee, VIC, Australia, #B30805.1 
Marriage*26 Feb 1944 Spouse: Frances Mary Macgregor. St George's Church of England, Malvern, VIC, Australia.2,3
 
Land-UBeac*2 Nov 1944 PAK-123.125.29 (part). Transfer from Beryl Potter to John Bruce Chirnside Frances Mary Chirnside.4 
Land-UBeac*8 Jun 1948 PAK-123.125.129 (part). Transfer from John Bruce Chirnside Frances Mary Chirnside to Albert Daley Finlay.5 
WidowerFeb 1954John Bruce Chirnside became a widower upon the death of his wife Frances Mary Macgregor.2 
Death*31 Dec 1954 Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D17177 (Age 60.)2 
Death-Notice*1 Jan 1955CHIRNSIDE. - On December 31, at Mornington. John Bruce, son of the late Captain and Mrs. Percy Chirnside.
CHIRNSIDE;-On December 31, John, beloved employer of Lorna and Percy Bryant, of Mornington. -Sadly missed.6 
Death-Notice3 Jan 1955CHIRNSIDE. - The Funeral of the late Mr. JOHN BRUCE CHIRNSIDE will leave St. Peter's Church of England. Mornington, TOMORROW (Tuesday), after a service commencing at 10.30 a.m. for the Spring Vale Crematorium, arriving at 12 noon.7 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Feb 1944, LIFE OF MELBOURNE - TO MARRY TODAY
    The marriage of Mr John Chirnside, of Brandon Park, Oakleigh, and Miss Mary McGregor, well-known stage and radio personality, will take place this morning at St George's Church of England, Malvern. Mr Chirnside is son of the late Capt Percy Chirnside.
    Miss McGregor, who is daughter of Mrs McGregor, of Sydney, and the late Mr Peter B. McGregor, KC, of Brisbane, made many successful appearances on the stage before taking up radio work, for which she is known throughout Australia.3
  • 14 Feb 1948, SATURDAY, MARCH 6. At Three O'clock. On the Property, NEWSTEAD, A'BECKETTS RD., UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
    MODERNISED GENTLEMAN'S RESIDENCE. Containing 10 Rms., 2 Bath rms.. ALSO 3-RM. W.B. COTTAGE, REFRIGERATED DAIRY, and Numerous Outbuildings. COMMANDS UNSURPASSED VIEWS OF WESTERN- PORT, PORT PHILLIP, & MOUNTAINS. LAND APPROX. 62 ACRES. TITLE, CERTIFICATE. TERMS AT SALE. Further Parts. From Auctioneers.
    ERIC WEBER Se CO. PTY. LTD., 325 Collins St.. Melb. MU8971.9

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Feb 1944, p10.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2329-714 & C/T 2955-857 - John Bruce Chirnside Grazier and Frances Mary Chirnside Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors - C/T 6722-218 & C/T 2955-857.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6722-218 & C/T 2955-857 - Albert Daley Finlay of 316 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Manufacturer.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Jan 1955, p20.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jan 1955, p16.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Feb 1948, p9.
Last Edited1 Apr 2016

Frances Mary Macgregor

F, #3729, b. 1905, d. Feb 1954
Frances Mary CHIRNSIDE (nee MACGREGOR)
(1905-1954)
Married NameChirnside.1 
Birth*19051 
Marriage*26 Feb 1944 Spouse: John Bruce Chirnside. St George's Church of England, Malvern, VIC, Australia.1,2
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac2 Nov 1944 PAK-123.125.29 (part). Transfer from Beryl Potter to John Bruce Chirnside Frances Mary Chirnside.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac8 Jun 1948 PAK-123.125.129 (part). Transfer from John Bruce Chirnside Frances Mary Chirnside to Albert Daley Finlay.4 
Death*Feb 1954 Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D3668 (Age 49) [par Pete MACGREGOR & Mabel NEWTON].1 
Death-Notice*27 Feb 1954CHIRNSIDE, Frances Mary.— Wife of John Bruce Chirnside, of Mornington.5 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Feb 1944, LIFE OF MELBOURNE - TO MARRY TODAY
    The marriage of Mr John Chirnside, of Brandon Park, Oakleigh, and Miss Mary McGregor, well-known stage and radio personality, will take place this morning at St George's Church of England, Malvern. Mr Chirnside is son of the late Capt Percy Chirnside.
    Miss McGregor, who is daughter of Mrs McGregor, of Sydney, and the late Mr Peter B. McGregor, KC, of Brisbane, made many successful appearances on the stage before taking up radio work, for which she is known throughout Australia.2

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Feb 1944, p10.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2329-714 & C/T 2955-857 - John Bruce Chirnside Grazier and Frances Mary Chirnside Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors - C/T 6722-218 & C/T 2955-857.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6722-218 & C/T 2955-857 - Albert Daley Finlay of 316 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Manufacturer.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Feb 1954, p20.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited1 Apr 2016

Russell Arthur Williams

M, #3732, b. 24 Jan 1929, d. 18 Nov 2011
Russell Arthur WILLIAMS
(1929-2011)
Birth*24 Jan 1929 Maryborough, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Fay Alice Wright.
 
Birth-Notice*26 Nov 1946WILLIAMS (nee Wright). - On November 23, at Vaucluse, Brunswick, to Fay and Russell-a daughter (Meryl Fay). (Both well.)2
 
Birth-Notice19 May 1953WILLIAMS (Wright) - On May 17 at Women s Hospital to Fay and Russell - Rodney Arthur (premature). (Both satisfactory.)3 
Residence*Dec 1973 33 St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.4,5 
Land-UBeac*10 Jan 1974 PAK-66 l/p 55141 (Lot 2), 33 St Georges Road. Transfer from Clive Dana Colles Norma Aileen Colles to Russell Arthur Williams Fay Alice Williams.6 
Village BellJan 1980The article reads: THANK YOU
Printing the Village Bell is no small undertaking. Usually 730 copies are attempted and several editions have run into 20 pages. We have been most fortunate in having the co-operation of the Head Master of Pakenham High School, Mr. Russell Williams, who has kindly permitted the use of the school offset printing machine. The printing is done by volunteer labour, some of which is highly skilled in printing and without the help of staff members Mr. Bill Grubb and Mrs. Ruth Cox progress would have been much slower. The Association has written to Mr. Williams and sent a small Christmas present to Bill and Ruth expressing our appreciation of their help.7 
Village BellDec 1981The article reads: CHANGES AT PAKENHAM HIGH
Congratulations to Mr. Russell Williams on his appointment as Principal of Dandenong High School. For some years Pakenham High has had an excellent reputation for good education and this is certainly in good part due to the energy, enthusiasm, and excellent leadership shown by Mr. Williams, whilst Principal of the school. We wish him well in his new position. Mr. and Mrs. Williams will continue to live in Upper Beaconsfield.
Parents of children at the High School will be particularly sorry that Mr. Williams is leaving but there is some good news. Mr. Rowley Harman, Deputy Principal, has been appointed Principal of Pakenham High School and intends to continue the Schools' traditions. He has been at the School for a number of years.8 
(Heir) Probate (Will)4 Dec 2003 Doris Clayton Goff.9 
Village Bell*Dec 2007The article reads: A new Justice of the Peace
In June 2007, Russell Williams of 33 St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield, became a JP. Justices of the Peace are respected citizens who are entrusted by their community to take on special responsibilities within the legal system.
Russell and his wife Fay moved to Upper Beaconsfield at Christmas 1973, when Russell was appointed principal at Pakenham High School. He worked there for 8 years, and then served 5 years as principal of Dandenong High School.
In the years since retiring, Russell has been involved in community projects, playing and teaching bridge, and producing a newsletter for the Berwick Bridge Club. Russell served on the editors committee of the Village Bell, and was an excellent proofreader.
With the growing population of Upper Beaconsfield, there is a need for another Justice of the Peace to ease the workload for Keith Ewenson, our long standing JP. Russell, with Keith’s support and recommendation, applied to become a JP and was successful.
Call 5944 3403 if you need his services.5 
Death*18 Nov 2011 Casey Hospital, Berwick, VIC, Australia. 
Village BellMar 2012The article reads: Vale Russell Arthur Williams. 24 Jan 1929 to 18 Nov 2011
Russell was born in Maryborough in 1929 to school teacher Arthur Williams and his wife May. Russell was one of five brothers. He married Fay Wright of Coburg and they had three children, one son and two daughters.
In 1974 the family moved to Upper Beaconsfield. An ardent Carlton Football Club follower, Russell was a member of the MCG for 55 years, and was a Life Member and Hall of Fame member of the Coburg Cricket Club.
Russell was well known in Upper Beaconsfield, he was Principal of Pakenham High School for eight years and Principal of Dandenong High School for five years until retirement in December 1986.
20 years ago Russell joined the Berwick Bridge Club, and was President for some time. He was a strong and competitive player, winning many competitions. In the early days of the Village Bell, Russell, as headmaster of Pakenham, kindly allowed the use of the school’s offset printer.
Russell served on the editors committee of the Village Bell in the 1990s and was an excellent proof reader.
Russell had fi ve granddaughters and five great grandchildren. His services to the community of Upper Beaconsfield as Justice of the Peace will be missed and he is mourned by his family, many friends and fellow bridge club players.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1954 - 196389 Shorts Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Fay Alice Williams.11,12
1972114 Victoria Street, Warragul, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Fay Alice Williams.13
bt 1977 - 1980St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Fay Alice Williams.14,15

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Nov 2011, WILLIAMS. - Russell Arthur. Died peacefully at Casey Hospital, Berwick on Nov. 18, 2011. Loving husband of Fay. Father of Meryl, Glenda and Rodney. Great Grandfather of Jodie, Toni, Donna, Miranda and Karah. Great Grandpa of Amber, Jonathon, Mason, Kayden and Kayla. Life Member of the Coburg Cricket Club and Carlton Baseball Club. Former Principal of Neerim South, Pakenham and Dandenong High Schools. At Rest.
    WILLIAMS. - Following a Private Cremation, a Praise and Thanksgiving Service for the life of Russell Arthur Williams will be held at the Churches of Christ Theological College (Stirling Theological College), 44-60 Jacksons Rd, Mulgrave on FRIDAY (Nov. 25, 2011) at 2 p.m. No flowers by request.16

Citations

  1. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Mar 2012."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Nov 1946, p2.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 May 1953, p10.
  4. [S67] Telephone Directory, unknown date "viewed 21 Nov 2011."
  5. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Dec 2007. Issue 170. By Jo Carter."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8347-287 - Clive Dana Colles and Norma Aileen Colles to Russell Arthur Williams Head Master and Fay Alice Williams Married Woman both of 114 Victoria Street Warragul - joint Proprietors.
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "010-1980, p7."
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "021-1981, p7."
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  10. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "187-Mar 2014, p5 by Jo Carter."
  11. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  12. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  13. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  14. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  15. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  16. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "21 Nov 2011 (viewed online)."
Last Edited29 Dec 2015

Fay Alice Wright

F, #3733, b. 16 Jan 1928, d. 8 Nov 2014
Married NameWilliams. 
Birth*16 Jan 19281 
Marriage* Spouse: Russell Arthur Williams.
 
Birth-Notice*26 Nov 1946WILLIAMS (nee Wright). - On November 23, at Vaucluse, Brunswick, to Fay and Russell-a daughter (Meryl Fay). (Both well.)2
 
Birth-Notice19 May 1953WILLIAMS (Wright) - On May 17 at Women s Hospital to Fay and Russell - Rodney Arthur (premature). (Both satisfactory.)3 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac10 Jan 1974 PAK-66 l/p 55141 (Lot 2), 33 St Georges Road. Transfer from Clive Dana Colles Norma Aileen Colles to Russell Arthur Williams Fay Alice Williams.4 
(Heir) Probate (Will)4 Dec 2003 Doris Clayton Goff.5 
Widow18 Nov 2011Fay Alice Wright became a widow upon the death of her husband Russell Arthur Williams
Death*8 Nov 2014 Berwick, VIC, Australia.1 
Death-Notice*11 Nov 2014WILLIAMS (nee Wright). Fay Alice. 16.1.1928 - 8.11.2014. Beloved mother of Meryl, Glenda and Rodney. Grandmother of Toni, Jodie, Donna, Miranda and Karah. Great-grandmother of 5 and Great-great-grandmother of 1. Reunited with Russell.
WILLIAMS. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs Fay Alice Williams will be held at Stirling Theological College, 44-60 Jacksons Road, Mulgrave, on THURSDAY (Nov. 13, 2014) at 11.30 a.m. Private Cremation.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1954 - 196389 Shorts Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Russell Arthur Williams.6,7
1972114 Victoria Street, Warragul, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Russell Arthur Williams.8
bt 1977 - 1980St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: secretary. With Russell Arthur Williams.9,10

Citations

  1. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "11 Nov 2014 - viewed online."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Nov 1946, p2.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 May 1953, p10.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8347-287 - Clive Dana Colles and Norma Aileen Colles to Russell Arthur Williams Head Master and Fay Alice Williams Married Woman both of 114 Victoria Street Warragul - joint Proprietors.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  6. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  7. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  8. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  9. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  10. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited29 Dec 2015

Victor Leslie Fankhauser

M, #3734, b. 9 Nov 1901, d. 25 Oct 1962
Related* Louisa Auguste Fankhauser Louisa FINGER = aunt of Victor FANKHAUSER. 
Birth*9 Nov 1901 Burwood, VIC, Australia, #B25120.1 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Alice Bishop. VIC, Australia, #M6940.2
 
Land-UBeac25 May 1962 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from Trevor Basil Kilvington to Victor Leslie Fankhauser. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p
£10,500.3 
Land-UBeac*19 Oct 1962 PAK-66 l/p 56491 (Lot 2), 13 St Georges Road. Transfer from Trevor Basil Kilvington to Victor Leslie Fankhauser.4 
Death*25 Oct 1962 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D22004 (Age 60) [par George Frederick FANKHAUSER & Martha FINGER].5 
Death-Notice*26 Oct 1962FANKHAUSER.-On October 25, at Prince Henry's Hospital, Victor Leslie, dearly loved husband of Alice, of Highbury Road, East Burwood, and loving father of Byrnece (Mrs. Bentley), Nyla (Mrs Walkear), Norma (Mrs Gan), George, Eric, Helen and Hilary, loved father-in law of Alan, Laurie, Robert, Bonnie and Margaret, loving grandpa of Janice, Susan, Kaye, David, Peter, Lena, Kim, Deborah, Catherine, Lisa and Sharyn, aged 60 years. Sadly missed.
FANKHAUSER.-The Funeral of Mr VICTOR LESLIE FANKHAUSER will leave his home, Highbury Road, East Burwood, on MONDAY, after a service commencing at 2 pm for the Box Hill Cemetery.6 
Anecdote*1962John BELLAIR writes: We saw an advertisement on Saturday morning in “The Age” of a house that we thought might suit us at Upper Beaconsfield and we rang up the agent who was George Thomson. We went to see this house which was owned by people called Stapledon, further along St Georges Road. It wasn’t quite what we wanted and coming back we saw “Applecross” through the trees. Joan said to old George Thomson, “There you are Mr Thomson, that’s the kind of house we want.” So we drove in the driveway because Thomson said, “That’s extraordinary because the owner died yesterday.” Now what had happened was that Mr Fankhauser had lived there for only a fortnight and he contracted pneumonia. He was sent down to St Andrew’s Hospital and after about three days there he thought that he was very much better so when no one on the nursing staff was looking he got his clothes out of the wardrobe and walked out of the Hospital. It was raining and without a raincoat he got wet through and in a couple of days time he found himself back in the hospital, where he died. That was very sad because he was evidently a very nice man and he planned his retirement at “Applecross” and had all sorts of ideas of what he was going to do with the garden and the house.
So anyway, I said to George Thomson after we had looked in the windows as there was nobody there and just got an idea of the house, “Look, George, ring up the son, (whom I met afterwards, Eric Fankhauser) and offer him what he paid Kilvington plus his legal expenses and stamp duty and that sort of thing.” So George did that and we became the owners of the house that evening. Eric Fankhauser was very glad to have the whole thing over and done with without losing any money and without having any bother or any worry.7 
Probate (Will)*4 Jul 1963 597/460. Burwood. Orchardist.8 
Land-Note*4 Feb 1964 PAK-66: Victor Leslie Fankhauser died on 25 Oct 1962 - Probate granted to Eric Leslie Fankhauser and George Victor Fankhauser.9,10 
Land-UBeac*20 Mar 1964 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from Victor Leslie Fankhauser to John Mitchell Bellair. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p
£10,500 (honoured the price Fankhauser had paid to Kilvington.)11 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1969 PAK-66 l/p 56491 (Lot 2), 13 St Georges Road. Transfer from Victor Leslie Fankhauser to Eric Leslie Fankhauser.12 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "indexed as FRANKHAUSER."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8357-712+713 - Trevor Basil Kilvington to Victor Leslie Fankhauser of Highbury Road East Burwood Orchardist (previous title C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8377-302 (Lot 2) - Trevor Basil Kilvington to Victor Leslie Fankhauser of Highbury Road East Burwood Orchardist.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 26 Oct 1962, p18.
  7. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8377-302 (Lot 2) - Victor Leslie Fankhauser died on 25 Oct 1962 - Probate granted to Eric Leslie Fankhauser and George Victor Fankhauser both of Highbury Road East Burwood Primary Producers - proprietors as Tenants in Common in equal shares.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8357-712 (Lots 5+6) - Victor Leslie Fankhauser died on 25 Oct 1962 - Probate granted to Eric Leslie Fankhauser and George Victor Fankhauser both of Highbury Road East Burwood Primary Producers -.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8357-712+713 Estate of Victor Leslie Fankhauser to John Mitchell Bellair of "Applecross" St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8377-302 (Lot 2) - Eric Leslie Fankhauser and George Victor Fankhauser both of Highbury Road East Burwood Primary Producers - proprietors as Tenants in Common in equal shares.
Last Edited20 Sep 2017

Henrietta Ghinn

F, #3735, b. 1849, d. 6 Oct 1927
Probate (Will)* 216/991. Henrietta SINGLETON Date of grant: 31 Oct 1927; Date of death: 06 Oct 1927; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Canterbury.1 
Married NameSingleton.2 
Birth*1849 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B26334 [par Henry GINN & Jane].3,4 
Marriage*26 Apr 1887 Spouse: Henry Plant Singleton. St. Matthew's Church, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #M2040.2,5
 
Marriage-Notice*30 Apr 1887SINGLETON—GHINN.—On the 26th inst., at St. Matthew's Church, Prahran, by the Rev. Canon Chase, assisted by the Rev. H. A. Langley, Henry Plant Singleton, of Malvern, to Etta, second daughter of Henry Ghinn, of Burnett-street, St. Kilda.6 
Residence*bt 1900 - 1909 Lived in a house named "Killara", which was situated on lot 8 l/p 1265. 
Land-UBeac*4 Aug 1900 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 8). Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Henrietta Singleton. 32a 0r 38 9/10p.7 
Widow7 Jul 1909She became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Plant Singleton.8 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1909 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 8). Transfer from Henrietta Singleton to Dr William Elliot Drake. 32a 0r 38 9/10p.9,10 
Death*6 Oct 1927 Private Hospital, Canterbury, VIC, Australia, #D13104 (Age 78] [par Henry GHINN & Jane BALMAIN].2,11 
Death-Notice*8 Oct 1927SINGLETON. —On the 6th October, at private hospital, Canterbury, Henrietta, relict of the late Henry Plant Singleton, aged 78 years.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Henry GHINN, Fundholder, 39 Euston Square, Pancras, London, EnglandAge 1212
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Henry Plant Singleton.13,14,15
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jan 1892, Death of father: GHINN.—On the 23rd inst., at the residence of his son-in-law, E. J. Thomas, Risca, Elsternwick, Henry Ghinn, of Ballandry Station, N.S.W., formerly Colonial Architect of Victoria, dearly-loved father of Mrs. Henry Plant Singleton and Mrs. Malcolm A. Campbell.17
  • 7 Jun 1894, Laura Phyllis Ghinn, of Elsternwick, spinster, who died 22nd March, 1894, by her will, dated 13th March, 1894, appoints Henry Plant Singleton, of Malvern, and Mary Thomas, of Elsternwick, married woman, executor and executrix of her will. She bequeaths £1000 to her sister, Rosa Jane Campbell, and the remainder is to be divided between her sisters, Mary Thomas and Henrietta Singleton. Value of real estate, nil; personal, £1569—total, £1569.18
  • 9 Jun 1894, LAURA Phyllis Ghinn, of Elsternwick, spinster, who died 22nd March, 1894, by her will, dated 13th March, 1894, appoints Henry Plant Singleton of Malvern, and Mary Thomas, of Elsternwick, married woman, executor and executrix of her will. She bequeaths £1000 to her sister, Rosa Jane Campbell, and the remainder is to be divided between her sisters Mary Thomas and Henrietta Singleton. Value of real estate, nil ; personal, £1500; total, £1500.19
  • 27 Sep 1902, COUNTRY HOME beautifully situated, one lady would be received as paying Guest. "Killara," Upper Beaconsfield.20
  • 28 Nov 1903, FURNISHED, "Killara," 5 rooms, bathroom, large tanks, vegetables, high situation, lovely views; 25/. H. Singleton, Upper Beaconsfield.21
  • 25 Jan 1904, A. —Upper Beaconsfield.—Picturesquely situated PROPERTY, magnificent views sea and mountain, comfortable house, 5 rooms, with all accessories, 32½ acres good land, good roads. Singleton, 317 Collins st.22
  • 21 Mar 1908, UPPER BEACONSFIELD.—For a few weeks, furnished, 5 rooms, splendid views, elevated; 25/ weekly; convenient. Singleton.23

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1792, item 216/991
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 762, item 216/991.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Oct 1927, p17.
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1861 census."
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as GINN."
  5. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Apr 1887, p1.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2080-806 - The Commercial Bank to Henrietta Singleton of Atkinson Street Oakleigh Married Woman - C/T 2782-212.
  8. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2782-212 - Henrietta Singleton to William Elliot Drake of Upper Beaconsfield Physician.
  10. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3898     
    G21722 W ELLIOT DRAKE PAKENHAM 8 66. 1909 - 1909.
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Death place Balwyn."
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 103; Folio: 41; Page: 1; GSU roll: 542574."
  13. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  14. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  15. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  16. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 25 Jan 1892, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8396741
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Melbourne Punch (Vic. : 1855 - 1900), Thu 7 Jun 1894, p362
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article178585991
  19. [S14] Newspaper - The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader (North Brighton, Vic. : 1888 - 1902), Sat 9 Jun 1894, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66878151
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Sep 1902, p16.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 28 Nov 1903, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10584868
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 25 Jan 1904, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10594406
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 21 Mar 1908, p13 (also advertised on 26 Mar 1908)
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10666186
Last Edited17 Dec 2018

Wilfred Hodson Thornton

M, #3737, b. 15 Feb 1925, d. 4 Feb 1995
Birth*15 Feb 1925 Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, Mar Q [Stoke T] 6b 189 [par Thomas Wilfred THORNTON & Gertrude Julia COPESTICK].1,2 
Note*28 Jan 1947 ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH. Appointment to commission. Sergeants. 8th Sept. 1945- 1818 (394 Wilfred Hodson THORNTON (203620).3 
Marriage*18 Apr 1948 Spouse: Muriel Joyce (Sue) Leake. Caverswall Church, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, Jun Q [Cheadle] 9b 335.4,5
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMay 1966 Sailing with Muriel Joyce (Sue) Thornton to Australia.6
 
Residence*1969 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Moved to Upper Beaconsfield from Sydney.6 
Land-UBeac*14 Jan 1980 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8), 45 St Georges Road. Transfer from Richard Goldman Vara Edith Goldman to Wilfred Hodson Thornton Muriel Joyce (Sue) Thornton. 25a 2r 20p.7 
Note1983 Owners of Amesfield in 1983 (lost house in fires.)8 
Death*4 Feb 1995 Sydney Adventists Hospital, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia, (Age 69.)1,5,9 
Death-Notice*7 Feb 1995THORNTON. Wilfred Hodson. — The dearest and most adored husband of Susie, loved and loving father of Marshall, Heather and Rosemary, father-in-law of Maria and a very special grandad to
Rebecca, Sean, Peter, David, Michael and James, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 4, 1995, aged 69 years.
He fought the good fight.
THORNTON. — A funeral service for MR. WILFRED HODSON THORNTON will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Nundle, on Friday (February 10, 1995) at 11 a.m.
Private cremation will follow.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
196818 Stonecrop road, Turramurra, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: financial director. With Muriel Joyce (Sue) Leake.11
1972St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Muriel Joyce (Sue) Thornton.12
bt 1977 - 19807 Freemans Road, Mt Eliza, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: company director. With Muriel Joyce (Sue) Thornton.13,14
1980St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: director. With Muriel Joyce (Sue) Thornton.14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Feb 1983, Management shake-up at APPM
    MELBOURNE. — The North Broken Hill takeover of Associated Pulp and Paper Mills has claimed its first casualties, with a shake-up of the struggling paper group's board and senior management.
    Earlier this week North BH declared its $70 million bid for APPM free from all conditions after reaching just under 90 per cent of the company's capital. Yesterday, APPM announced the resignation of all its non-executive directors except the North BH managing director, Mr Lawrence Baillieu.
    The -long-serving APPM managing director, Mr Wilfred Thornton, has also announced his retirement. Mr Thornton was apparently planning to retire in February 1984, but the takeover has brought this forward by 12 months. The North BH strategy appears to be to streamline the APPM management structure. Among the six non-executive directors to resign yesterday was Mr L. M. Jarman, North's own chairman.
    Two of APPM's brightest executives. Mr Peter Wade and Mr Bill Paisley, have been promoted to the senior executive positions of general manager and deputy general manager respectively.
    Mr Wade, who was previously finance director, joined APPM as finance manager in 1974 after holding down similar positions at Volkswagen Australia and Beecham (Australia).
    Mr Paisley has a background of lengthy nnd extensive experience in the paper industry. He was originally brought to Australia by Wiggins Tenpe to run the Shoalhaven mill in Tasmania before it was sold to APPM in 1970. Mr Paisley is technical and development manager for the group.
    Mr Thornton's early retirement ends a nine-year stint as APPM managing director. During that period APPM experienced sustained growth, with profit increasing from only $2,6 million in 1976 to a peak of $20,45 million in 1981. In the last few months APPM's financial position has deteriorated at an accelerating rate.15

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/thornton@rootsweb.com/thread/25612876/
    Marshall Thornton on [THORNTON-L] Thornton, Copestick, Leake, Marshall. posted 30 Aug 1998
    Thomas Wilfred Thornton M Gertrude Julia Copestick marriage date 15/5/1921.
    produced Wilfred Hodson Thornton (my father) b 15/2/1925 d 10/2/1995.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Births Mar 1925 Thornton Wilfred H [Copestick] Stoke T. 6b 189."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37864/supplements/…
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Heather's Family Tree (hthornton123).
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Thornton Family Tree (wcvh).
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8225-680 - Richard Goldman and Vara Edith Goldman to Wilfred Hodson Thornton Managing Director and Muiel Joyce Thornton Married Woman both of 7 Freemans Road Mt Eliza - joint proprietors.
  8. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Notes from Charles Wilson."
  9. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Thornton Family Tree (wcvh)
    Died of bowel cancer at Sydney Adventists Hospital.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 7 Feb 1995, p51+52, also 8 Feb 1995, p46.
  11. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  12. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  13. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977 "With Rosemary, student."
  14. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Feb 1983, p22.
Last Edited27 Jan 2019

Muriel Joyce (Sue) Leake

F, #3738, b. 1 Nov 1922, d. 5 Dec 2010
Married NameThornton. 
Birth*1 Nov 1922 Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England, Dec Q [Stoke T] 6b 304 [par George LEAKE & Agnes Dorothy MARSHALL].1,2 
Marriage*18 Apr 1948 Spouse: Wilfred Hodson Thornton. Caverswall Church, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, Jun Q [Cheadle] 9b 335.3,2
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMay 1966 Sailing with Wilfred Hodson Thornton to Australia.4
 
Residence*1969 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Moved to Upper Beaconsfield from Sydney.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac14 Jan 1980 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8), 45 St Georges Road. Transfer from Richard Goldman Vara Edith Goldman to Wilfred Hodson Thornton Muriel Joyce (Sue) Thornton. 25a 2r 20p.5 
Widow4 Feb 1995She became a widow upon the death of her husband Wilfred Hodson Thornton.6,2,7 
Death*5 Dec 2010 Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia.8,2 
Death-Notice*11 Dec 2010THORNTON Muriel Joyce (Sue). Passed away peacefully at home December 5, 2010. Adored wife of Wilfred (dec), Dearly loved by Marshall, Heather, Rosemary and their families.
The relatives and friends of the late Sue Thornton are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral. A Service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Jenkins St, Nundle NSW, commencing at 10.00 am on MONDAY (December 13, 2010).
All Welcome. Thence for Private Cremation.8,9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
196818 Stonecrop road, Turramurra, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Wilfred Hodson Thornton.10
1972St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Wilfred Hodson Thornton.11
bt 1977 - 19807 Freemans Road, Mt Eliza, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.. With Wilfred Hodson Thornton.12,13
1980St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Wilfred Hodson Thornton.13

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, From: Marshall Thornton Subject: [THORNTON-L] Thornton, Copestick, Leake, Marshall.
    Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998
    George Leake b 11/10/1874 d 24/6/1973 M Agnes Dorothy Marshall
    (marriage date 18/2/1914) b 22/5/1890 d 19/11/1964
    produced Muriel Joyce Leake (my mother)
    b 1/11/1922.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Heather's Family Tree (hthornton123).
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Thornton Family Tree (wcvh).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8225-680 - Richard Goldman and Vara Edith Goldman to Wilfred Hodson Thornton Managing Director and Muiel Joyce Thornton Married Woman both of 7 Freemans Road Mt Eliza - joint proprietors.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/thornton@rootsweb.com/thread/25612876/
    Marshall Thornton on [THORNTON-L] Thornton, Copestick, Leake, Marshall. posted 30 Aug 1998
    Thomas Wilfred Thornton M Gertrude Julia Copestick marriage date 15/5/1921.
    produced Wilfred Hodson Thornton (my father) b 15/2/1925 d 10/2/1995.
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Thornton Family Tree (wcvh)
    Died of bowel cancer at Sydney Adventists Hospital.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age, 11 Dec 2010 p10.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - other notices:
    THORNTON Muriel Joyce (Sue) Funeral notice died 05DEC2010 Northern Daily Leader (Tamworth) 11DEC2010
    THORNTON Muriel Joyce Probate notice 05APR2011 Publication late of Soldiers Point Newcastle Herald 05APR2011.
  10. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  11. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  12. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977 "With Rosemary, student."
  13. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited27 Jan 2019

Kathleen Patricia Ashford

F, #3745, b. 1909, d. 16 Feb 1983
Married NameAndrews. 
Birth*1909 India.1 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Stanley Ellis Andrews. VIC, Australia, #M9833.2
 
Widow1981Kathleen Patricia Ashford became a widow upon the death of her husband Stanley Ellis Andrews.1 
Death*16 Feb 1983 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D6707 (age 74) [par William Edward ASHFORD & Leah Clara WYLIE].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1980Albers Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Stanley Ellis Andrews.3

Family

Stanley Ellis Andrews b. 1903, d. 1981
Child 1.Shirley Mae Andrews+ b. 1933, d. 2 Mar 1983

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited8 Nov 2018

Stanley Ellis Andrews

M, #3746, b. 1903, d. 1981
Birth*1903 Rochester, Kent, England.1 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Kathleen Patricia Ashford. VIC, Australia, #M9833.2
 
Death*1981 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D27148 (age 78) [par James Holt ANDREWS & Eliza COOMBER].3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1980Albers Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Kathleen Patricia Andrews.4

Family

Kathleen Patricia Ashford b. 1909, d. 16 Feb 1983
Child 1.Shirley Mae Andrews+ b. 1933, d. 2 Mar 1983

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D27148/1981 - Place of birth Rochester Kent England."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited8 Nov 2018
 

NOTE

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