Helen Rosa Clayton

F, #421, b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
Father*James Clayton b. 1815
Mother*Mary Ann b. 1817
Married NameGoff. 
Note* Helen Rosa probably had two younger sisters, Jessie & Frances (Fanny) b c1865. Fanny married Robert Heath on 9 Jan 1887 in Ireland.1 
Birth*21 Nov 1845 Winchester, Hampshire, England, Dec Q [Winchester] 7 241.2,3 
Marriage*30 Dec 1867Spouse: William Henry Goff. St Philips, Milltown, Dublin, Ireland.4
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1871 Sailing with William Henry Goff Harriett Helen Sydney Goff to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship True Briton
Age 24.5 
Residence1877 "Harpfields", St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Widow28 May 1906Helen Rosa Clayton became a widow upon the death of her husband William Henry Goff.6
Land-UBeac*6 Dec 1906 GEM-D-39A.40. Transfer from The English Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank to Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton. 23a 2p.7 
Land-Note*4 Jul 1912 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney. Discharged 19 Mar 1940. Mortgagor was Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton.8 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac4 Jul 1912 GEM-D-42. Transfer from Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to William Henry Goff Helen Rosa Goff. 17a 3r 1p.9 
Land-UBeac*28 Nov 1917 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from George Edward Clayton to Helen Rosa Goff William Henry Goff. 40a 2r 3p.10 
Land-UBeac*22 Apr 1926 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from Helen Rosa Clayton to William Henry Goff. 40a 2r 3p.11 
Death*9 Apr 1928 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D6390 age 81 [par James CLAYTON & Helen].12 
Death-Notice*11 Apr 1928GOFF-On the 9th April, at East Malvern, Helen R, widow of the late William H. Goff, of Windsor and Upper Beaconsfield, and beloved mother of W H Goff, 15 Princes avenue, East Malvern, in her 82nd year (Interred privatly at St Kilda, 10th April).13 
Death-Notice19 Apr 1928GOFF.-On April 9, at Malvern, Victoria, Helen, loved mother of the late Herbert Clayton Goff; aged 80 years.14 
Probate (Will)* Helen Rosa Goff. Widow. Upper Beaconsfield. 09 Apr 1928. 780/408.15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Hyde Park Cavalry, Kensington Cavalry, Kensington Infantry and Kensington Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England(Head of Household) James Clayton;
Age 5 Soldier's daughter
Member(s) of Household: Mary Ann Clayton James Clayton16
1903Harpfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Henry Goff. With Harry Board Mary Carroll.17
1905Harpfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Henry Goff. With Mary Carroll.18
1908Harpfields, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Ellen GOFF). With Mary Carroll.19
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties - as Ellen.20
bt 1912 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35

Grave

  • Other Denominations A, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, William Henry GOFF 28.5.1906 age 63
    also his wife Helen Rosa 9.4.1928 age 82
    Maurice W, died at Dublin 1870 age 14 days
    Lillie 18.11.1873 age 26 months
    Walter Leslie 23.6.1881 age 14 months
    Harriett H S 17.3.1892 age 23
    Children of W.H. & H.R. GOFF.36

Family

William Henry Goff b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 28 May 1906
Children 1.Harriett Helen Sydney Goff b. 22 Nov 1868, d. 17 Mar 1892
 2.Maurice William Goff b. 11 Aug 1870, d. c 25 Aug 1870
 3.Lillie Goff b. 1871, d. 18 Nov 1873
 4.William Henry Goff+ b. 27 Nov 1873, d. 22 May 1958
 5.Florence Goff+ b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 26 Mar 1926
 6.Herbert Clayton Goff+ b. 1877, d. 17 Feb 1928
 7.Charles Edward Goff b. 11 Jan 1878, d. 13 Mar 1915
 8.Walter Leslie Goff b. 28 May 1880, d. 23 Jun 1881

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Mar 1915, At this morning's police court, before Mr W. Harris, P.M., and Messrs W. J. Harvey Smith, G. L. Wilson, W. G. a'Beckett and T. McLennan, Js.P., a man named Smith was charged with stealing potatoes valued at 20s, the property of Mrs Goff, of Beaconsfield Upper. Senior constable Hehir prosecuted and stated the facts of the case. He said Mrs Goff had been missing potates from her plot and she obtained the services of the trackers to try and detect the offender. Defendant admitted taking the potatoes. Mr Jones, who is employed by Mrs Goff, said he valued the potatoes at 20s. Mr James Hopkins said he had known the defendant for 3 years. He had employed him on several occasions and found him honest and a good worker. Senior-constable Hehir said he had also known him for some time, and knew nothing against him. Defendant was fined 5s and ordered to pay 20s, the value of the potatoes. The fine was paid.37

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.irishgenealogy.ie
  2. [S9] GRO "Dec Q [Winchester] 7 241."
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"photocopied pages, not sure of source - probably history of All Saints' Grammar - A4 publication, typed - gives Helen's birth year as 1846, but registration shows 1845."
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, "Ireland Marriages, 1864-1870," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/).
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number M70238-6 / System Origin Ireland-EASy / Source Film Number 101518 / Reference Number p 653.
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), TRUE BRITON. B300/006.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1523-443 + C/T 2002-376 - The English Scottish and Australian Bank Limited to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common - C/T 3169-648.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-543 - Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common in equal shares -
    motgage over this CA continued until 19 Mar 1940.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-983 - Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 3613-543.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3169-648 - Helen Rosa Goff of Beaconsfield Widow and William Henry Goff of Princess Avenue Caulfield Jeweller - proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 4085-829.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - William Henry Goff of Princess Avenue Caulfield Jeweller is now the proprietor.
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6390 age 81 [par James CLAYTON & Helen]."
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Apr 1928 p1.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Western Mail Perth, 19 Apr 1928 p40.
  15. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 278; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 475.
  16. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1480; Folio: 891; Page: 4; GSU roll: 87804-87805."
  17. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  18. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  19. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  20. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  21. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  22. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  23. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  24. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  25. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  26. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  27. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  28. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  29. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  30. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  31. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  32. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  33. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  34. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  35. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  36. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    GSV.
  37. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "24 Mar 1915, p2."
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

Harriett Helen Sydney Goff

F, #422, b. 22 Nov 1868, d. 17 Mar 1892
Father*William Henry Goff b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 28 May 1906
Mother*Helen Rosa Clayton b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
Birth*22 Nov 1868 No 3 South City, Dublin, Ireland.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1871 Sailing with William Henry Goff Helen Rosa Clayton to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship True Briton
Age 2.2 
Death*17 Mar 1892 6 Williams Road, Windsor, VIC, Australia, #D3682 age 23.3 
Death-Notice*18 Mar 1892GOFF -On the 17th inst, at her parents residence 6 Williams road Windsor, Harriett Helen Sydney, eldest daughter of William Henry and Helen Rosa Goff, aged 23 years.
The Friends of Mr WILLIAM HENRY GOFF are informed that the remains of his late daughter Harriett Helen Sydney, will be interred in the St Kilda Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his residence No 6 Williams-road, Windsor, on Saturday, the 19th inst, at 3 o'clock.4 

Grave

  • Other Denominations A, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, William Henry GOFF 28.5.1906 age 63
    also his wife Helen Rosa 9.4.1928 age 82
    Maurice W, died at Dublin 1870 age 14 days
    Lillie 18.11.1873 age 26 months
    Walter Leslie 23.6.1881 age 14 months
    Harriett H S 17.3.1892 age 23
    Children of W.H. & H.R. GOFF.5

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Ireland Births, 1864-1881," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/).
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number C01190-1 / System Origin Ireland-EASy / Source Film Number 101176 / Reference Number v 17-2 p 651.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), TRUE BRITON. B300/006.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D3682 age 23."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Mar 1892 p1.
  5. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    GSV.
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

Lillie Goff

F, #423, b. 1871, d. 18 Nov 1873
Father*William Henry Goff b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 28 May 1906
Mother*Helen Rosa Clayton b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
Birth*1871 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B25526.1 
Death*18 Nov 1873 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D10751 (Age 2.)2 
Death-Notice*19 Nov 1873GOFF.—On the 18th November, at 35 Wellington-street, Windsor, of diphtheria, Lillie, second daughter of William Henry and Ellen Ross Goff, aged two years and two months.3 

Grave

  • Other Denominations A, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, William Henry GOFF 28.5.1906 age 63
    also his wife Helen Rosa 9.4.1928 age 82
    Maurice W, died at Dublin 1870 age 14 days
    Lillie 18.11.1873 age 26 months
    Walter Leslie 23.6.1881 age 14 months
    Harriett H S 17.3.1892 age 23
    Children of W.H. & H.R. GOFF.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B25526."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 19 Nov 1873, p2.
  4. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    GSV.
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

William Henry Goff

M, #424, b. 27 Nov 1873, d. 22 May 1958
Father*William Henry Goff b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 28 May 1906
Mother*Helen Rosa Clayton b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
Birth*27 Nov 1873 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B11272/1874.1 
Birth-Notice*28 Nov 1873GOFF.—On the 27th inst., at 35 Wellington-street, Windsor, the wife of William Henry Goff of a son.2 
Marriage*15 Mar 1899Spouse: Elsa Theodora Woolcott. All Saints, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M256.3
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Mar 1899GOFF —WOOLCOTT. —On the 15th March, at All Saints, St. Kilda, by the Rev. Canon Potter, William Henry, eldest son of William H. Goff, Esq., Canowroe, Williams-road, Windsor, to Elsa Theodora, eldest daughter of William J. Woolcott, Esq., Cora Lynn, The Avenue, Windsor.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac6 Dec 1906 GEM-D-39A.40. Transfer from The English Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank to Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton. 23a 2p.5 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note4 Jul 1912 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney. Discharged 19 Mar 1940. Mortgagor was Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton.6 
Land-UBeac*4 Jul 1912 GEM-D-42. Transfer from Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to William Henry Goff Helen Rosa Goff. 17a 3r 1p.7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac28 Nov 1917 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from George Edward Clayton to Helen Rosa Goff William Henry Goff. 40a 2r 3p.8 
Land-UBeac*22 Apr 1926 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from Helen Rosa Clayton to William Henry Goff. 40a 2r 3p.9 
Death*22 May 1958 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D5501 (Age 84.)10 
Death-Notice*23 May 1958GOFF, William Henry. - Dearly beloved husband of Elsa and loving father of Nell, Doris and Jack, aged 84 years.
GOFF, William Henry.-On May 22 at Caulfield. With affection. - Queenie Walstab, Selby.
GOFF. - The funeral of the late Mr WILLIAM HENRY GOFF will leave our chapel 1217 High Street malvern THIS DAY, after a service commencing at 10.45 am, for the Springvale Crematorium.11 
Burial*23 May 1958 Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia, Cremated remains scattered.12 
Land-Note*6 Sep 1965 GEM-D-39A.40.42: William Henry Goff died on 22 May 1958. Probate of his will has been granted to Helen Corlett Goff and Doris Clayton Goff both of 15 Princes Avenue Caulfield East Spinsters.13 
Land-UBeac*7 Jan 1966 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from William Henry Goff to Helen Corlett Goff Doris Clayton Goff. 40a 2r 3p.14 
Probate (Will)* William H Goff. Gent. Caulfield E. 22 May 1958. 529/723.15 

Family

Elsa Theodora Woolcott b. 11 Aug 1878, d. Apr 1965
Children 1.Helen Corlett Goff b. 1900, d. 1 Jul 1982
 2.Doris Clayton Goff b. 22 Apr 1902, d. 4 May 2003
 3.William John Goff b. 1903, d. 9 Jul 2000

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Dec 1892, A VISIT TO UPPER BEACONSFIELD. A few years ago a friend and I were discussing the relative merits of several holiday resorts, with a view to spending a fortnight holiday at the most suitable. The Beaconsfield district was at that time becoming popular in this respect, so I suggested that we should sojourn there. "Beaconsfield," exclaimed my friend, disgustedly ; "why, I would'nt go there if you offered to pay all ex's. I've been there before, and, 'once bitten, twice shy.' There are only about three houses there, and a similar crowd of inhabitants. "I remember," my friend continued, "that after our party had been in Upper Beaconsfield for three weeks without seeing other human being, we decided to lay wait for a stray tramp, or whoever passed. A few days after the watch was set we nabbed a 'sky-pilot' riding to a neighbouring parish. We caged him for a few days, to look at ; he threatened us with illegal detention, but as soon as we let him go we got out of the district, and I, for one, never want to visit it again." I listened patiently to my friend's outburst, and, being a new-chum at the time, ergo, gullible I conceived a holy horror of the Beaconsfield country, which did not abate as the years rolled on.
    However, my time was to come, and, when I received and invitation a fortnight ago from a gentleman residing at Upper Beaconsfield, to visit that locality, the traditions of my new-chumship came to my mind. Finally, I came to the con- clusion that "'twas better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all," so I decided to chance the horrors of the expedition, and to take a long and searching look at every human being I saw during the week previous to my visit, in case I should see no others in that Ultima thule of civilisation.
    My invitation came from Mr. W. H. Goff, principal of All Saints' Gramnmar School, St. Kilda, who is a leading member of the Berwick Shire Council, and has a country residence in Upper Beaconsfield. During the school term Mr. Goff makes frequent visits to Beaconsfield, and it was on one of these visits that I accompanied him.
    A great many people are not aware that there are two distinct Beaconsfield townships-Upper and Lower, but such is the case, and the first thing that strikes the visitor on an acquaintance with the Upper township after sojourning for a while in the Lower, is the vast difference in the class of people, and the methods of existence.
    With this explanations I will proceed. Meeting my host at the 4.30 train, we journeyed to Lower Beaconsfield station (there is not a station at Upper Beaconsfield yet, but the energetic inhabitants hope to have one ere long), where a strong, serviceable waggonette was waiting for us. The road to our destination lay in a north-easterley direction, and for about two miles was about as level and smooth as Bourke street. As we proceeded, the road began to ascend, and wound round steep hills innumerable. Splendid views can be obtained from various portions of this mountain road, the high, rugged hills, towering above, and the dim, solemn glens and gullies below, making a beautiful picture in the soft, warm glow of the setting sun. Jim, our driver, was not impressed with the beautiful scenery, familiarity evidently breeding contempt, so he urged his horses to greater effort, and, after about 40 minutes drive, we arrived at our destination. After dinner my host showed me round his orchard, which, for uniformity in laying out, size and excellence of all kinds of fruit—in short, a multum in parvo—cannot be equalled by many orchards of much greatet pretensions. Mr. Goff has a most invaluable manager in James Woolff, whose strawberries, gooseherries and raspberries are the finest in the district, whilst the vitality and superb appearance of the crops of oats, etc., grown under his care are the envy of the adjoining growers. Altogether, Mr. Goff has one of the finest country residences that a man could wish for, with every appliance of civilization as handy as in a town residence.
    As time was an object with me, I had to make a tour of the district on Sunday, and must confess that my pessimistic views received a severe shock at the sight of the numerous prosperous-looking residences to be seen scattered in all kinds of picturesque localities. There was no sign of the prevailing depression here, and every person we met had a cheerful, well-to-do appearance about him or her, as the case might be. Some really pretty and flourishing orchards, such as those of Messrs. Mackly, Noble, Glissmann and othere, give promise of return- ing fourfold the capital and energy bestowed on them by their proprietors.
    Another place of interest is the "Big House," an amalgamation of a private boarding house and a genteel hotel. The "Big House" has lately changed hands, and is now under the capable manage- ment of Mr. J. R. Wakeham, a gentleman who has evidently had a deal of experience in that line, and who is rapidly bringing back the good name enjoyed by the establishment years ago.
    The principal attractions for pleasure seekers in this locality are the wonderfully beautiful fern gullies that exist within half-a-mile of the township. The much-raved-about splendors of Ferntree Gully pale into utter worthlessness beside the glorious abundance and beauty of the ferns to be found in those gullies. One of the ravines goes by the name of "Bain's Gully," owing to the late Mr. Bain, of the Border Hotel, having at one time been the owner of the land. Mr. Bain was passionately fond of' the beautiful spot, and went to a':deal of expense in making a pathway from the top of the hill to the depths of the gully. The land has since been sold, but the proprietor has allowed the place to go to decay, and a neighbor, who evidently objects to picnic parties going down the gully, has maliciously caused a number of'trees to be felled across the path, thus partially obstructing access to the ferns. If a good old English curse could do that neighbor any good, my maledictions on his confounded impertinence ought to make an angel of him.
    Visitors to Upper Beaconsfield are never allowed to depart without being shown "our Assembly Hall," and well might they be proud of such a cosy, compact and convenient building. To Mr. Goff is largely due the credit of the erection of this handsome edifice, which is an everlasting testimonial of what can be effected by the judicious application of "blarney." The building consists of a large hall (which is used on Sundays for church purposes), a circulating library, with nearly 700 volumes, a commodious supper room, and ladies dressing room, all fitted up with the most modern appliances. In fact, it struck me as being something marvellous that such a small township should possess such a handsome edifice, and when I asked Mr. Goff how it was, he simply "winked the other eye." A courteous and obliging librarian is Mr McLean, who showed me over the building, and supplied me with all necessary information.
    In conclusion, I cannot well help thinking that a grand future is before this little colony of energetic people. True, most of them are only weekly visitors to the place, but during their short visits a deal of work is planned for their employees, and, not only that, they are mostly men of considerable wealth; who do not begrudge spending a few hundred pounds in improvements. A government fruit expert who recently visited the district gave his opinion that there was not a better place in the colon for growing all kinds of berries, and also several of the larger fruits. In view of this, a number of the leading residents have taken the subject up heartily, and it will not be their fault if, before long, Upper Beaconsfield is not a large exporter of dried fruits of all descriptions. The soil is there, and also the men and capital, so it may be looked upon as one of the '"certainties."
    I must confess that my ideas regarding the fertility of the soil, etc., at Upper Beaconsfield have undergone a great change, and I am fully determined that at the first opportunity, I will take a couple of week's leave, and spend them in this Victorian Eden.16
  • 4 Jan 1893, A petition was received from a number of ratepavers in Upper Beaconsfield protesting against the futher expenditure of money on St Georges road, as proposed by the council.-Cr. Goff argued that the proposed work was necessary, and should be carried out. With regard to the work asked for on the main road from Short house's to Lennie's, it would not benefit Lennie, and was not as important as that on St. Ceorge's road.-The president said that the people had been misled with regard to the proposed deviation of St. George's road through the late Mrs. Lowe's [Lawes'?] property, as it was provided for in the loan and would have to be carried out.-Several letters from ratepayers were read, asking the council to proceed with the work, and Cr. Goff remarked that the writers of these letters represented about £20 per annum rates.-Cr. Gibb said the road was wanted, and those people who would benefit by it were fully entitled to it. The object of the opponents was to keep the traffic their way, no matter what inconvenience they caused others.-Cr. Goff : Yes, they are acting with a dog in the manager spirit. He (Cr. Goff) moved a that the engineer prepare plans and that the Beaconsfield members be empowered to accept tenders for the work that day fortnight ; also for work on road leading to Bittingham's.-Seconded by the president and carried.
    From John Beattie, protesting against proposed road through Mrs. Lowe's land, and asking for improvements to main road from Stony Creek.--Cr. Goff moved and the president seeonded that the Beaconsfield members and the engineer inspect main road to ascertain what work was really necessary.-Carried.17
  • 10 Jul 1964, 'Goff' suggested as name for Upper Beaconsfield Road
    At last meeting of Berwick Shire Council a letter was received from an Upper Beaconsfield resident asking that a road which runs off St. George's Road should be called King Arthur.
    Council did not favor the suggestion and following its policy
    of naming roads, as far as possible after pioneer settlers, referred the matter to the Historical Society of Berwick Shire for a recommendation.
    The letter came before last Friday's meeting of the Society.
    Mr. J. Glismann, who had obviously done some research on the subject, said the road in question led to a property of 128
    acres which was part of the original survey back in 1878.
    The property, owned by a man named Lawes, had only a one-chain frontage, over an impossible route which had obviously been mapped out on a table in Melbourne without any knowledge of the local conditions.
    That meant that the property was left without any practical inlet. To overcome this a strip of land was purchased through
    Goff's property. It is a dogleg shape, running first north then west then north again.
    In the early days it was known as Lawes Lane — after Mr. Lawes, who was the only person to use it.
    Originally there was a house on the 128 acre block. The Lawes family left the district and some time later the house was
    destroyed in a bush fire. Although the Lawes family still retained the property for some years after that, they lost their association with the district and the road was known as Goff's. It was known by that name until recent years.
    Descendants of Mr. Goff still had land there. "In my opinion we would be doing the right thing if we recommended to the council that this be called Goff Road," said Mr. Glismann.
    "The late W. H. Goff was actively associated with Beaconsfield Upper. I am not sure whether he was a shire councillor in the early days, but I know he stood for election to the council. He was one of the first trustees of the Assembly Hall. He ran a boys' school in the early days.
    "We as a Historical Society favor honoring the memory of the pioneers and I don't think the council could do better than
    call this road either Goff or Harpfield's (after Goff's property)," concluded Mr. Glismann.
    Members endorsed the suggestion for naming this Goff Road and a recommendation will go to the Shire Council.
    Mr. Glismann was thanked by the President of the Society for his research into the subject.18
  • 31 Jul 1964, One "Goff" already in Shire
    Historical Society of the Berwick Shire suggested the name "Goff Road" for the road running off St Georges road, Upper beaconsfield.
    Cr. Hocking said it had since been discovered there was a "Goff" Road at Beaconsfield. He moved that the matter be sent back to the Historical Society.19

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B11272."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Nov 1873, p1.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M256."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Mar 1899, p1.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1523-443 + C/T 2002-376 - The English Scottish and Australian Bank Limited to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common - C/T 3169-648.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-543 - Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common in equal shares -
    motgage over this CA continued until 19 Mar 1940.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-983 - Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 3613-543.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3169-648 - Helen Rosa Goff of Beaconsfield Widow and William Henry Goff of Princess Avenue Caulfield Jeweller - proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 4085-829.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - William Henry Goff of Princess Avenue Caulfield Jeweller is now the proprietor.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  11. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 23 May 1958, p13.
  12. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Remains scattered.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - William Henry Goff died on 22 May 1958. Probate of his will has been granted to Helen Corlett Goff and Doris Clayton Goff both of 15 Princes Avenue Caulfield East Spinsters.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - Helen Corlett Goff and Doris Clayton Goff both of 15 Princes Avenue Caulfield East Spinsters are now proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares.
  15. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1626; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 218.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 14 Feb 1892, p2.
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 4 Jan 1893, p3.
  18. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "10 Jul 1964, p5."
  19. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "31 Jul 1964."
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

Florence Goff

F, #425, b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 26 Mar 1926
Father*William Henry Goff b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 28 May 1906
Mother*Helen Rosa Clayton b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
Married NameReid. 
Birth*27 Mar 1876 High Street, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B11366.1 
Birth-Notice*1 Apr 1876GOFF.----On the 27th ult., at High street, Prahran, the wife of Mr. Wm. H. Goff of a daughter.2 
Marriage*1 Jun 1899Spouse: John Ernest Reid. All Saints Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M2298.3
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Jun 1899REID-GOFF. —On the 1st June, at All Saints Church, St Kilda, by Canon Potter, Ernest, second son of D Reid of Packawidgee, NSW, to Florence, only daughter of W H Goff, of Williams road, Windsor.4 
Death*26 Mar 1926 Murtony, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D396 (Age 49.)5 
Death-Notice*27 Mar 1926REID - On the 26th March at the residence of Mr A Davy, Florence, beloved wife of Ernest Reid aged 49 years. (Private interment.)6 
Death-Notice30 Mar 1926REID-On the 26th March, at the residence of her son in law (Mr A Davy, Murtony, Berwick), Florence, beloved and only surviving daughter of Mrs Goff, Beaconsfield Upper.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Norwood Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Ernest Reid.8
bt 1914 - 1919'Sylvia', Bluff Road, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Ernest Reid.9,10
1924Agnew Street, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Ernest Reid.11

Grave

  • 4-181-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Florence Reid who died 26th Mar 192612

Family

John Ernest Reid b. 20 Sep 1871, d. 20 Sep 1950
Children 1.Eileen Gladys Ilma Reid+ b. 1899, d. 7 Jun 1989
 2.Kenneth Mervyn Ernest Reid b. 1904, d. Dec 1983

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B11366."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Apr 1876 p1.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M2298."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1899 p5.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Mar 1926 p36.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Mar 1926, p1.
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909 "as Ernest REID."
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "as Ernest REID."
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919 "as Ernest REID."
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-181-B     Reid     Florence     F     49     27/03/1926     756     
    Reid Florence 1926 49.     
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

Charles Edward Goff

M, #426, b. 11 Jan 1878, d. 13 Mar 1915
Father*William Henry Goff b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 28 May 1906
Mother*Helen Rosa Clayton b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
Note* Worked on undersea cables between Noumea and Queensland. 
Birth*11 Jan 1878 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B18452/1879.1 
Birth-Notice*23 Jan 1878GOFF.-On the 11th inst., at Redan street, East St. Kilda, the wife of William H. Goff of a son.2 
Death*13 Mar 1915 Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada.3 
Death-Notice*16 Mar 1915GOFF.-On the 13th March, at Port Alberni, B.C., Charles Edward, youngest son of the late W.H. and of Mrs. Goff, Upper Beaconsfield. (By cable.)4 
Death-Notice17 Mar 1915The death is announced by cable of Mr Charles Edward Goff, orn the 13th instant, at Port Alberni, B.C. Deceased was the youngest son of the late Mr W. H. Goff and Mrs Goff, of Upper Beaconsfield, and was 35 years of age.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18452."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jan 1878 p1.
  3. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "17 Mar 1915, p3."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Mar 1915 p1.
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

Walter Leslie Goff

M, #427, b. 28 May 1880, d. 23 Jun 1881
Father*William Henry Goff b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 28 May 1906
Mother*Helen Rosa Clayton b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
Birth*28 May 1880 Windsor, VIC, Australia. 
Birth-Notice*10 Jun 1880GOFF. -On the 28th ult., at Carrowroe, Williams-road, Windsor, the wife of W. H Goff of a son.1 
Death*23 Jun 1881 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D5644 (Age 1.)2 
Death-Notice*2 Jul 1881GOFF.—On the 23rd ult., at Carrowroe, Williams road, Windsor, Walter Leslie, youngest child of William Henry and Helen Rosa Goff, aged 13 months.3 

Grave

  • Other Denominations A, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, William Henry GOFF 28.5.1906 age 63
    also his wife Helen Rosa 9.4.1928 age 82
    Maurice W, died at Dublin 1870 age 14 days
    Lillie 18.11.1873 age 26 months
    Walter Leslie 23.6.1881 age 14 months
    Harriett H S 17.3.1892 age 23
    Children of W.H. & H.R. GOFF.4

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jun 1880 p1.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 2 Jul 1881, p4.
  4. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    GSV.
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

Elsa Theodora Woolcott

F, #428, b. 11 Aug 1878, d. Apr 1965
Father*William John Crump Woolcott b. 11 Dec 1848, d. 23 Jun 1916
Mother*Emily Anne Corlett b. c 1852, d. 1924
Married NameGoff. 
Birth*11 Aug 1878 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B18231.1 
Birth-Notice*14 Aug 1878WOOLCOTT. -On the 11th inst., at Albert-street, Windsor, the wife of William J. Woolcott of a daughter.2 
Marriage*15 Mar 1899Spouse: William Henry Goff. All Saints, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M256.3
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Mar 1899GOFF —WOOLCOTT. —On the 15th March, at All Saints, St. Kilda, by the Rev. Canon Potter, William Henry, eldest son of William H. Goff, Esq., Canowroe, Williams-road, Windsor, to Elsa Theodora, eldest daughter of William J. Woolcott, Esq., Cora Lynn, The Avenue, Windsor.4 
Widow22 May 1958Elsa Theodora Woolcott became a widow upon the death of her husband William Henry Goff.5 
Death*Apr 1965 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D8094 age 86 [par William WOOLCOTT & Emily Anne CORLETT].6 
Burial*28 Apr 1965 Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia, Cremated remains scattered.7 

Family

William Henry Goff b. 27 Nov 1873, d. 22 May 1958
Children 1.Helen Corlett Goff b. 1900, d. 1 Jul 1982
 2.Doris Clayton Goff b. 22 Apr 1902, d. 4 May 2003
 3.William John Goff b. 1903, d. 9 Jul 2000

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Aug 1878, p1.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M256."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Mar 1899, p1.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8094 age 86 [par William WOOLCOTT & Emily Anne CORLETT]."
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Remains scattered.
Last Edited21 Dec 2014

Doris Clayton Goff

F, #429, b. 22 Apr 1902, d. 4 May 2003
Father*William Henry Goff b. 27 Nov 1873, d. 22 May 1958
Mother*Elsa Theodora Woolcott b. 11 Aug 1878, d. Apr 1965
Birth*22 Apr 1902 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B7275.1 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jan 1966 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from William Henry Goff to Helen Corlett Goff Doris Clayton Goff. 40a 2r 3p.2 
Village Bell*Jul 1980The article reads: Doris C. Goff of St Georges Road; who wrote to the Bell : “We are always pleased to see what is happening in the district as we have had a lifetime association with Upper Beaconsfield. You may not know, but our grandfather (Mr W H Goff) had “Harpfield” built just over 100 years ago. In fact it is the oldest house in the district in its original state. No alterations have been made. It is also the only house that has been in one family all these years as will be seen on the Shire map. My sister and I are sorry we can’t spend all our time up here.”.3 
Land-UBeac*29 Nov 1982 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from Helen Corlett Goff to Doris Clayton Goff. 40a 2r 3p.4 
Death*4 May 2003 VIC, Australia.5 
Burial*7 May 2003 Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia, Cremated remains scattered.5 
Village BellAug 2003The article reads: Vale Miss Doris Clayton Goff 1902 - 2003
Miss Goff who died in April aged 101 years could fairly claim to have had an association with Upper Beaconsfield for more than a century, having been first brought here by her parents soon after she was born. She continued to make regular weekend and holiday visits to her home "Harpfields," until very recently when her visits were reduced.
She was truly a lady with great charm and ability. Even in her latter days she was alert, happy, smiling, cheerful, friendly, and possessed of good recall. She had an enormous pride in her family particularly her grandfather.
When their father died in 1958 the two Misses Goff inherited Harpfields. The furniture and decorations had changed little from their grandfather's day, a token of the family's respect for him. With the death of her older sister, Helen in 1982, Miss Doris became the sole owner for a short time until the house and contents were lost in the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983. She quickly rebuilt a house on the site, this time in brick, but still enjoying the lovely outlook to the north.
Miss Doris - "Dorrie" to her friends was fortunate to have had a very satisfying life. A nurse in her early days, she worked for a time at the Royal Children's Hospital, with children suffering with whooping cough, a common and dangerous disease of childhood until immunisation was introduced.
In her latter years she worked with Red Cross as a volunteer bookbinder. It was said she could turn her hand to any task, even upholstery. At weekends she spent much time in the garden, and even in recent years was sometimes to be seen repairing or painting her front fence.
Physically, she was a strong and active person and a life long golfer. It was appropriate that she celebrated her 100th birthday at the Commonwealth Golf Club in April 2002. It was a wonderful day for her; she was their oldest serving member, and as such was duly honoured.6 
Probate (Will)* Doris Clayton GOFF. Home Duties. Caulfield East. 4 May 2003. 1229177.7 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B7275."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - Helen Corlett Goff and Doris Clayton Goff both of 15 Princes Avenue Caulfield East Spinsters are now proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares.
  3. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "013-1980 p9."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - Doris Clayton Goff of 15 Princes Avenue Caulfield East Spinster is now the proprietor.
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Remains scattered.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 153, August 2003, p8 by Charles Wilson."
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P33, unit 422.
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

William John Goff

M, #430, b. 1903, d. 9 Jul 2000
Father*William Henry Goff b. 27 Nov 1873, d. 22 May 1958
Mother*Elsa Theodora Woolcott b. 11 Aug 1878, d. Apr 1965
Note* Hs wife: GOFF Dorothy Death notice 20FEB1995     Death 92 late of Pambula, formerly of Kameruka and Pymble Sydney Morning Herald 22FEB1995
GOFF Dorothy Probate notice     12APR1995 late of Pambula - Moruya Examiner.1      
Birth*1903 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B14966.2 
Death*9 Jul 2000 NSW, Australia.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
195424 Station Street, Pymble, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: assistant manager.4

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Jul 2000, GOFF William John     Probate notice 03NOV2000 - late of Pambula - Moruya Examiner     
    GOFF William John Death notice died 09JUL2000 - age 97 - late of Pambula, NSW - publ. Sydney Morning Herald on 12JUL2000 also on 15JUL20003

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - (Ryerson Index).
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B14966."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 12 & 15 Jul 2000 (Ryerson Index).
  4. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954 "with Dorothy GOFF."
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

John Ernest Reid

M, #431, b. 20 Sep 1871, d. 20 Sep 1950
John Ernest REID
(1871-1950)
Birth*20 Sep 1871 Pitfield, VIC, Australia, #B25384 [par Donald REID & Mary Agnes SMITH].1,2 
Marriage*1 Jun 1899Spouse: Florence Goff. All Saints Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M2298.3
 
Marriage-Notice17 Jun 1899REID-GOFF. —On the 1st June, at All Saints Church, St Kilda, by Canon Potter, Ernest, second son of D Reid of Packawidgee, NSW, to Florence, only daughter of W H Goff, of Williams road, Windsor.4 
Article*17 Sep 1904The article reads: BUSH SKETCHER. THE OLD STATION. By ERNEST REID.
The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 17 Sep 1904, p50
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139118610.5 
Article18 Mar 1905The article reads: BUSH SKETCHER. "COOKIE" By ERNEST REID
"My dharling, mine not been see you this long time," was Cockie's usual greeting several months' absence.
The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 18 Mar 1905, p50
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139802800.6 
Article17 Nov 1906The article reads: BUSH SKETCHER. MEMORIES. By ERNEST REID.
With the first warm breath of spring the is filled with the cheerful flute-like notes of hundreds of birds.
The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 17 Nov 1906, p51
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139179103.7 
Article27 Mar 1909The article reads: BUSH SKETCHER. THE BACK STATION. By ERNEST REID.
A fascinating calm of sweet content ment seems to clothe the spot where the old Back Station has stood for more than fifty years.
The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 27 Mar 1909, p54
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139690702.8 
Widower26 Mar 1926John Ernest Reid became a widower upon the death of his wife Florence Goff.9 
Marriage*7 Sep 1935Spouse: Emma Grace Newsham Small. VIC, Australia, #M431.10,11
 
Marriage-Notice*26 Oct 1935REID-SMALL -On the 7th September 1935 at Holy Trinity Church, Brighton road, Balaclava, Victoria by the Rev H W Doudney, Grace, widow of Herbert Small of Sydney and Melbourne, eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs J W Small, of Manly (NSW) and Balwyn (Victoria) to Ernest, second son of Mrs and the late Donald Reid of Puckawidgee, Riverina. (Sydney and English papers please copy.)12 
Death*20 Sep 1950 Ripponlea, VIC, Australia, #D11123 (age 79) [par Donald REID & Mary SMITH].9 
Death-Notice*22 Sep 1950REID.—On September 20 (suddenly on his birthday) at his residence, 4 Gleneira road, Ripponlea John Ernest, loved husband of Grace Small-Reid (Private interment.)
REID.—On September 20, at his residence 4 Gleneira road, Ripponlea, John Ernest, dearly loved father of Eileen, Kathleen, Kenneth, Geoffrey, Ronald, Noel (Private Interment.)2 
Probate (Will)* Ernest Reid. Gentleman. Ripponlea. 20 Sep 1950. 434/095.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Norwood Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Florence Reid.14
bt 1914 - 1919'Sylvia', Bluff Road, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Florence Reid.15,16
1924Agnew Street, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: tutor. With Florence Reid.17
1942No 1 4 Glen Eira Road, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: journalist. With Emma Grace Newsham Reid.18

Family

Florence Goff b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 26 Mar 1926
Children 1.Eileen Gladys Ilma Reid+ b. 1899, d. 7 Jun 1989
 2.Kenneth Mervyn Ernest Reid b. 1904, d. Dec 1983

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Oct 1931, Australian Station Stories. IN THE NINETIES. LIFE ON THE BARCOO.
    "Australian Station Stories," by Ernest Reid (Publisher, Frank "Wilmot, York House, Little Collins Street, Melbourne) — Beautifully written by a lover of the bush. The reader gets to the end too soon. Those who have been brought up to station life will appreciate the strong poetic descriptive character features of this delightful little volume.
    This little book has more than usual interest to the Central Queenslander, for one of the stories is written around an incident that occurred at Ruthven station on the Barcoo during the time that Charlie Mackin was at Ruthven; the Perriers at Mt. Marlow; Macansh's at Albilbah; Wiley at Bimerah; A. J. Rogers at Westland; Miller at Portland Downs, and the Smith's at Isis Downs. Many old hands will probably remember the author, particularly Mr. John McNally, the genial squire of Bandon Grove. John's memory might be jogged by the violin, lesson he received from the author.19

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Sep 1950, p19.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M2298."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1899 p5.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 17 Sep 1904, p50
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139118610
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 18 Mar 1905, p50
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139802800
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 17 Nov 1906, p51
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139179103
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 27 Mar 1909, p54
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139690702
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, TURNER Family Tree - Owner: RuthHTurner.
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#M7647 - as Ena Grace Newsham SMALL & Ernest REID."
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Oct 1935, p17.
  13. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 72; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1512.
  14. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909 "as Ernest REID."
  15. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "as Ernest REID."
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919 "as Ernest REID."
  17. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  18. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - The Longreach Leader, 23 Oct 1931, p3.
Last Edited31 Jul 2018

Kenneth Mervyn Ernest Reid

M, #433, b. 1904, d. Dec 1983
Father*John Ernest Reid b. 20 Sep 1871, d. 20 Sep 1950
Mother*Florence Goff b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 26 Mar 1926
Birth*1904 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B27144.1 
Marriage*27 Feb 1929Spouse: Alice Binks. East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M468.2,3
 
Birth-Notice*30 Sep 1929REID (nee Alice Binks).—On the 17th September, 1929, at St. Leonard's private hospital, Berwick, to Mr and Mrs Kenneth Reid, of Beaconsfield—a daughter (Verna Alice).4 
Military*17 Jul 1940Enlisted for military service: Caulfield, VIC, Australia, Australian Army Service Number VX44164 - Locality on Enlistment UPPER BEACONSFIELD - Next of Kin REID, ALICE - Date of Discharge 10 Dec 1945 - Rank Private - Posting at Discharge 2/29 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION - Prisoner of War      Yes.5 
WidowerMar 1983Kenneth Mervyn Ernest Reid became a widower upon the death of his wife Alice Binks.6 
Death*Dec 1983 Officer, VIC, Australia, #D28996 (Age 80.)7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1928Salisbury House, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: motor driver.8
bt 1931 - 1934O'Neill Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: motor driver.9,10

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia, GARDEN OF NO DISTANT PLACE, GNDP - DATE 10 December.11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Sep 1945, VICTORIAN AND SA WAR PRISONERS. The Army Department is still checking names of Australian prisoners of war who have been liberated from camps in Singapore, Siam and Pacific islands.
    VICTORIA The following Victorians have been reported alive in Siam: VX44164 Pte Reid, K., Inf, Upper Beaconsfield;12

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B27144."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Reid Family Tree.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 30 Sep 1929, p1.
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      REID, KENNETH
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX44164
    Date of Birth      3 Oct 1904
    Place of Birth      MALVERN, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      17 Jul 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      UPPER BECONFIELD
    Place of Enlistment      CAULFIELD, VIC
    Next of Kin      REID, ALICE
    Date of Discharge      10 Dec 1945
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      2/29 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      Yes.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Durham England."
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  9. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  10. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  11. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Army News (Darwin, NT : 1941 - 1946), Tue 18 Sep 1945, p3.
Last Edited10 Mar 2018

Maurice William Goff

M, #437, b. 11 Aug 1870, d. c 25 Aug 1870
Father*William Henry Goff b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 28 May 1906
Mother*Helen Rosa Clayton b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
Birth*11 Aug 1870 Ireland.1 
Death*c 25 Aug 1870 Dublin, Ireland, age 14 days. 

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Ireland Births, 1864-1881," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/).
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number C01405-5 / System Origin Ireland-EASy / Source Film Number 101211 / Reference Number v 12-2 p 746.
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

Helen Corlett Goff

F, #438, b. 1900, d. 1 Jul 1982
Father*William Henry Goff b. 27 Nov 1873, d. 22 May 1958
Mother*Elsa Theodora Woolcott b. 11 Aug 1878, d. Apr 1965
Note* Walter Fergus Robinson Helen Corlett GOFF had an interest in Walter F Robinson's estate of $1,923.26. 
Birth*1900 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B15830.1 
Land-UBeac*7 Jan 1966 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from William Henry Goff to Helen Corlett Goff Doris Clayton Goff. 40a 2r 3p.2 
Village Bell*Jul 1980The article reads: Doris C. Goff of St Georges Road; who wrote to the Bell : “We are always pleased to see what is happening in the district as we have had a lifetime association with Upper Beaconsfield. You may not know, but our grandfather (Mr W H Goff) had “Harpfield” built just over 100 years ago. In fact it is the oldest house in the district in its original state. No alterations have been made. It is also the only house that has been in one family all these years as will be seen on the Shire map. My sister and I are sorry we can’t spend all our time up here.”.3 
Death*1 Jul 1982 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D14942 age 81 - as GOFF.4 
Burial*5 Jul 1982 Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia, Cremated remains scattered.5 
Probate (Will)* Helen Corlett Goff. Spinster. Caulfield E. 01 Jul 1982. 909/214.6       
Land-Note*29 Nov 1982 GEM-D-39A.40.42: Helen Corlett Goff died on 1 July 1982. Probate of her will has been granted to Doris Clayton Goff.7 
Land-UBeac*29 Nov 1982 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from Helen Corlett Goff to Doris Clayton Goff. 40a 2r 3p.8 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B15830."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - Helen Corlett Goff and Doris Clayton Goff both of 15 Princes Avenue Caulfield East Spinsters are now proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares.
  3. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "013-1980 p9."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Remains scattered.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P12, unit 226; VPRS 7591/P8, unit 46.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - Helen Corlett Goff died on 1 July 1982. Probate of her will has been granted to Doris Clayton Goff.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4085-829 - Doris Clayton Goff of 15 Princes Avenue Caulfield East Spinster is now the proprietor.
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

William Williams

M, #439, b. 1825, d. 10 Dec 1890
William WILLIAMS
(1825-1890)
Birth*1825 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. 
Marriage*Sep 1851Spouse: Jane Ferguson Gillard. St Geo Hannover Square, London, England, Sep Q [St Geo Han Sq] 1 1.1
 
Land-UBeac*10 Oct 1879William Williams selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-12. 19a 3r 12p - Crown grant to W. WILLIAMS on 22 Sep 1888.2,3 
Widower4 Sep 1880He became a widower upon the death of his wife Jane Ferguson Gillard.4 
Land-Note13 Mar 1888 GEM-C-12: Application to purchase. 50 chains of fencing at 20/- £50 land enclosed according to its licensed boundaries. Mr Brind adjoining occupier. 4 acres grubbed and cleared £12 per acre £48. Quality of land exceedingly poor and not fir for cultivation, heavily timbered, stony and rangy. Land occupied for no purpose. Non-residence.5 
Land-Note*6 Sep 1888 GEM-C-61: Melbourne, Sept 6 1888.
To the Honorable the President of the Board of Lands and Works, Melbourne.
Sir, In explanation of my attaching my signature to this application I do myself the honor to state.
1st That the original selector (my late son) is dead.
2nd That he was unmarried at the time of his decease.
3ed That he had no estate at the time of his death of sufficient importance to render it necessary to take out letters of administration.
4th That I am his legal heir.
I have the honor to be Sire Your most obedient servant William Williams.6 
Land-UBeac*12 Jun 1889 GEM-C-59. Transfer from Percy John Walter Williams to William Williams. 19a 2r 27p.7 
Land-UBeac*b 23 Jul 1889 GEM-C-61. Transfer from Hanrahan William Louis Williams to William Williams. 20a 0r 0p.8 
Note*26 Jun 1890 Of Orrong Road Toorak - owned Allot 59 & 60 of Section C Parish of Gembrook. 
Land-UBeac26 Jun 1890 GEM-C-60. Transfer from Edgar Elmore Williams to William Williams. 19a 0r 23p.9 
Death*10 Dec 1890 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D16702 age 65 [par Walter WILLIAMS].10 
Inquest11 Dec 1890Inquest held 1890/1642. Male, Williams, William, Rupture of an aneurism of the aorta, The Morgue Melbourne.11 
Death-Notice*12 Dec 1890WILLIAMS.—On the 10th inst., suddenly, of heart disease, William Williams, of Byrnhyrst, Orrong- road, Armadale, aged 65 years.
The Friends of the late Mr. WILLIAM WILLIAMS are informed that his remains will be interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral will pass the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets, on Saturday, the 13th inst., at 2.30 o'clock.12 
Probate (Will)*20 Mar 1891 William Williams. Gent. Toorak. 10 Dec 1890. 44/715. Crown Grants in parish of Gembrook, allotments 59 and 60 containing 38 acres 3 roods 10 perches, post and rail fence, no other improvements, assessed at £20 per acre £776.5.0.13 
Land-Note15 Jul 1919 William Williams died on the 10th December 1890. Probate of his will has been granted to The Equity Trustees and Agency Company Limited of 85 Queen Street Melbourne and Edgar Elmore Williams of Flinders Street Melbourne Gentleman.14 
Land-UBeac*15 Jul 1919 GEM-C-12. Transfer from William Williams to Edgar Elmore Williams. 19a 3r 12p.15 
Land-Note*9 Dec 1949 GEM-C-59.60.61: William Williams died on the 10th December 1890. Probate of his will has been granted to The Equity Trustees and Agency Company Limited of 472 Bourke Street Melbourne (with Edgar Elmore Williams now deceased.)16 
Land-UBeac3 May 1950 GEM-C-59. Transfer from William Williams to Clifton Leopold Downey. 19a 2r 27p.17 
Land-UBeac3 May 1950 GEM-C-60. Transfer from William Williams to Clifton Leopold Downey. 19a 0r 23p.18 
Land-UBeac*3 May 1950 GEM-C-61. Transfer from William Williams to Clifton Leopold Downey. 20a 0r 0p.19 

Grave

  • Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia

Family

Jane Ferguson Gillard b. 1830, d. 4 Sep 1880
Children 1.Hanrahan William Louis Williams b. Jun 1852, d. 23 May 1884
 2.Percy John Walter Williams b. 1854, d. 19 Aug 1903
 3.Edgar Elmore Williams b. 1855, d. 5 Nov 1934
 4.William Rupert Williams b. 1869, d. 1938

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Nov 1866, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, ESQ , MAYOR OF MELBOURNE.
    This gentleman is a native of Bristol, where his family connections have been for many years extensively engaged as stage coach, and subsequently as railway carriage builders. He arrived in Victoria in 1852, and commenced business as a coachbuilder, in Collins-street east. In 1858 be contracted with the Victorian Government to supply railway carriages and waggons, and on the completion of the contract, he erected the Yarra Bank Works, on Batman's Swamp, at the rear of the Melbourne Gas Works. At these works, the largest in Victoria, comprising as they do a covered space of rather over one and a half acres, has been erected a very large complement of English and American machinery and other appliances suitable to the carrying out of manufacturing operations on a very large scale and of a varied character. In a comparatively short space of time railway work to the value of about £200,000 has been manufactured here. A strike in connection with the 'eight hours' movement, lasting seven months, took place at these works shortly after they opened which attracted much public attention on account of the obstinacy which characterised it, and the incidents which arose whilst it prevailed. Mr Williams became a member of the city council in 1863, as representative for Latrobe Ward. He was elected to the mayoral office by a unanimous vote of the council, on the 10th of last month, and was re-elected a few days thereafter, without opposition, by the ratepayers of Latrobe Ward.20
  • 12 Dec 1890, SUDDEN DEATH OF AN EX-MAYOR OF MELBOURNE.
    Under very painful circumstances yesterday morning the body of Mr William Williams was found in his offices at 2 Prell's-buildings, at the corner of Collins and Queen streets. Mr Williams at one time occupied a very prominent position in civic life. He was 65 years of age, and resided at Brynhyrst-house, Orrong road, Armadale. For some time past he had been in weak health. The last to see the deceased alive was his son Percy Williams who left his father in the office at Prell's buildings at half past 1 o'clock on Wednesday. As the deceased did not return home from the city at his usual hour in the evening, some apprehension was caused, which deepened into anxiety and alarm as he failed to return throughout the night. Mr Percy Williams was communicated with, and this gentleman paid a visit to his father's office early yesterday morning, and found the door looked. On effecting an entrance, he was horrified to find his father lying in the office on his right side, while blood was oozing from his mouth, life being extinct. He at once reported the matter to the police at the Bourke street west station, and Constable P J Foley had the body removed to the morgue. Here an inquest was held by Dr Youl later on in the day. The medical evidence went to show that death was due to a rupture of an aneurism of the aorta. It was stated that the deceased was in the habit of locking himself in his office.
    Mr William Williams was elected to the City Council for the Latrobe Ward on the 5th of February, 1864, and was Mayor during the years 1866 and 1867. On the proclamation of the Albert Ward on the 31st of January, 1870 he was elected alderman, and he resigned his position in the council on the 1st of May, 1876. For many years he represented the constituency of Maldon in the Legislative Assembly. His portrait hangs on the wall of the chamber of the City Council. As a mark of respect to the diseased the flag at the Town-hall was flying half mast high all day yesterday.21

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2936/49.4. VPRS 439/P0000/250 49/2936 GEMBROOK C -- 12 19--3--12
    Originally selected by H. ENGLAND in 1877, but abandoned, then James A. DAVIS, then Henry BELL, but crown grant to W. WILLIAMS on 22 Sep 1888.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 - William Williams of Armadale Contractor.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 49/2936 GEMBROOK C -- 12 19--3--12
    Land Selection Files, by Land District, Section 49 Land Act 1869
    VPRS 439/P0000/250      1879 - 1888.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 439/P0000/250 49/2929 GEMBROOK C -- 61 20--0--0 1874 - 1889.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2149-675 - William Williams of Collins Street West Melbourne Gentleman.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2212-340 - William Williams of Armadale.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 - William Williams of Orrong Road Toorak Gentleman.
  10. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  11. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 573, item 1890/1642
    Male, Williams, William, Rupture of an aneurism of the aorta, The Morgue Melbourne, 1890/1642, 11 Dec 1890,.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Dec 1890 p1.
  13. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 560; VPRS 28/P2, unit 304; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 173.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 - William Williams died on the 10th December 1890. Probate of his will has been granted to The Equity Trustees and Agency Company Limited of 85 Queen Street Melbourne and Edgar Elmore Williams of Flinders Street Melbourne Gentleman.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 - William Williams died 10 December 1890. Probate of his will has been granted to The Equity Trustees Executors And Agency Company Ltd and Edgar Elmore Williams of Flinders Street Gentleman.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 & C/T 2212-340 & 2149-675 - William Williams died on the 10th December 1890. Probate of his will has been granted to The Equity Trustees and Agency Company Limited of 472 Bourke Street Melbourne (with Edgar Elmore Williams now deceased).
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2149-675 - Clifton Leopold Downey of Dewhurst Orchardist.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 - Clifton Leopold Downey of Dewhurst Orchardist.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2212-340 - Clifton Leopold Downey of Dewhurst Orchardist.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - The Australian News for Home Readers (Vic. : 1864-1867), 27 Nov 1866, p4.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Dec 1890, p6.
Last Edited30 May 2018

Jane Ferguson Gillard

F, #440, b. 1830, d. 4 Sep 1880
Married NameWilliams. 
Birth*18301 
Marriage*Sep 1851Spouse: William Williams. St Geo Hannover Square, London, England, Sep Q [St Geo Han Sq] 1 1.2
 
Death*4 Sep 1880 Windsor, VIC, Australia, #D8111 (Age 50) [par John GILLARD & Jane FERGUSON].3 
Death-Notice*7 Sep 1880WILLIAMS.—On the 4th inst, at her residence, Bryn Hyrst, Orrong-road, Windsor, Jane Ferguson, the beloved wife of Wm Williams, J. P.4 

Family

William Williams b. 1825, d. 10 Dec 1890
Children 1.Hanrahan William Louis Williams b. Jun 1852, d. 23 May 1884
 2.Percy John Walter Williams b. 1854, d. 19 Aug 1903
 3.Edgar Elmore Williams b. 1855, d. 5 Nov 1934
 4.William Rupert Williams b. 1869, d. 1938

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D8111 age 50 [par John GILLARD & Jane FERGUSON]."
  2. [S9] GRO.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Sep 1880, p1.
Last Edited23 Mar 2016

Percy John Walter Williams

M, #441, b. 1854, d. 19 Aug 1903
Father*William Williams b. 1825, d. 10 Dec 1890
Mother*Jane Ferguson Gillard b. 1830, d. 4 Sep 1880
Birth*1854 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B5641.1 
Marriage*9 Mar 1886Spouse: Harriet Christian Caldwell. Moor-street, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M1751.2
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Dec 1886WILLIAMS—CALDWELL.—On March 9, 1886, at Moor-street, Fitzroy, by the Rev. N. Kinsman, Percy John Walter Williams, eldest son of William Williams, Esq. Byrnhurst, Orrong-road, Toorak, to Harriett Christian Caldwell, second daughter of the late Christopher Christian Caldwell, Esq., manager of the Commercial Bank, Geelong.3 
Land-UBeac*b 14 Mar 1889Percy John Walter Williams selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-59. 19a 2r 27p.4 
Land-UBeac*12 Jun 1889 GEM-C-59. Transfer from Percy John Walter Williams to William Williams. 19a 2r 27p.5 
Death*19 Aug 1903 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D8155 (Age 49.)6 
Death-Notice*22 Aug 1903WILLIAMS.— On the 19th August, at Toorak, Percy Williams, aged 49.7 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B5641."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Dec 1886, p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2149-675 - Percy John Walter Williams of Melbourne Clerk.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2149-675 - William Williams of Collins Street West Melbourne Gentleman.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "as Percival John Walter WILLIAMS."
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 22 Aug 1903, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197218709
Last Edited30 May 2018

Edgar Elmore Williams

M, #442, b. 1855, d. 5 Nov 1934
Father*William Williams b. 1825, d. 10 Dec 1890
Mother*Jane Ferguson Gillard b. 1830, d. 4 Sep 1880
Probate (Will)* Edgar E Williams. Gent. Toorak. 05 Nov 1934. 267/587.1 
Birth*1855 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B9269.2 
Land-UBeac*17 May 1879Edgar Elmore Williams selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-60. 19a 0r 23p - Land File 2930/49.4
Selected by E. E. WILLIAMS on 12 Jun 1889.3,4 
Land-UBeac26 Jun 1890 GEM-C-60. Transfer from Edgar Elmore Williams to William Williams. 19a 0r 23p.5 
Land-UBeac*15 Jul 1919 GEM-C-12. Transfer from William Williams to Edgar Elmore Williams. 19a 3r 12p.6 
Land-UBeac*15 Jul 1919 GEM-C-12. Transfer from Edgar Elmore Williams to Walter Merritt. 19a 3r 12p.7 
Occupation* Police Magistrate. 
Death*5 Nov 1934 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D9750 (Age 79.)8 
Death-Notice*6 Nov 1934WILLIAMS.—On the 5th November, 1934, at Philomena Rest Home, Kooyong road, Toorak, Edgar Elmore Williams, aged 79 years.
WILLIAMS - The Friends of the late Mr EDGAR ELMORE WILLIAMS are informed that his remains will be cremated at the Melbourne Crematorium Fawkner. The funeral is appointed to move from the funeral Parlours of Herbert King and Sons Lennox street Richmond THIS DAY (Tuesday, November 6) at 9.30 am.9 

Grave

  • Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Dec 1934, The Equity Trustees Company is applying for probate of the will of Edgar Elmore Williams late of 143 Kooyong road Toorak retired police magistrate who died on November 5. The assets are sworn at £9,998, consisting entirely of personalty and are bequeathed to various relatives and friends.11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2633; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 938.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B9269."
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2930/49.4.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 - Edgar Elmore Williams of Armadale.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 - William Williams of Orrong Road Toorak Gentleman.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 - William Williams died 10 December 1890. Probate of his will has been granted to The Equity Trustees Executors And Agency Company Ltd and Edgar Elmore Williams of Flinders Street Gentleman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 - Edgar Elmore Williams to Walter Merritt of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Nov 1934 p1.
  10. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "Cremated remains scattered."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Dec 1934 p8.
Last Edited13 Aug 2017

William Rupert Williams

M, #449, b. 1869, d. 1938
Father*William Williams b. 1825, d. 10 Dec 1890
Mother*Jane Ferguson Gillard b. 1830, d. 4 Sep 1880
Birth*1869 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #B7111.1 
Death*1938 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D12161 (Age 68.)2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B7111."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited3 Mar 2015

Clifton Leopold Downey

M, #450, b. 13 Jun 1894, d. 7 Jan 1978
Father*Hugh Lewis Zephyr Downey b. 14 Mar 1861, d. 24 Feb 1922
Mother*Elizabeth Lilian Edmondson b. 1862, d. 1942
Birth*13 Jun 1894 Bellarine, VIC, Australia, #B9066.1,2 
Military*5 Sep 1914Enlisted for military service: Regimental number 617 - Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914 - Private 12th Battalion - Returned to Australia 21 July 1917 - suffered GSW to back.3 
Note*1919 [Clifton L Downey - Application for sustenance].4 
Marriage*6 Mar 1926Spouse: Hilda Cains. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M1448.2,5
 
Land-UBeac*30 May 1934 GEM-C-68A. Transfer from David Jones to Clifton Leopold Downey. 40a.6 
Land-UBeac30 May 1934 GEM-C-68. Transfer from David Jones to Clifton Leopold Downey. 280a.7,8 
Land-UBeac*14 Feb 1938 GEM-C-68 (part). Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to George Alexander Beattie, Edith Laura Jean Pile, Musia Rubinstein. 54a 0r 0p - to George Alexander Beattie, Musia Rubinstein and Edith Laura Jean Pile - tenants in common in equal shares.9 
Land-UBeac*2 May 1941 GEM-C-68 (part). Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to Frederick Elwell Holt. 18a 1r 18p.10 
Land-UBeac*31 Oct 1949 GEM-C-67.68 (part). Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to Herbert Alfred Davis. 23a 0r 28p + 34a 0r 36p.11,12 
Land-UBeac*3 May 1950 GEM-C-61. Transfer from William Williams to Clifton Leopold Downey. 20a 0r 0p.13 
Land-UBeac3 May 1950 GEM-C-59. Transfer from William Williams to Clifton Leopold Downey. 19a 2r 27p.14 
Land-UBeac3 May 1950 GEM-C-60. Transfer from William Williams to Clifton Leopold Downey. 19a 0r 23p.15 
Land-UBeac23 Jun 1950 GEM-C-59. Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to George Martakis. 19a 2r 27p.16 
Land-UBeac23 Jun 1950 GEM-C-60. Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to George Martakis. 19a 0r 23p.17 
Land-UBeac*23 Jun 1950 GEM-C-61. Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to George Martakis. 20a 0r 0p.18 
Land-UBeac*31 Jul 1952 GEM-C-68 (part). Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to Frederick Albert Ingwersen. 63a 3r 24p.19 
Widower10 Jan 1959Clifton Leopold Downey became a widower upon the death of his wife Hilda Cains.20,21 
Land-Note23 May 1961 GEM-C-67 (part): subdivided into two parts and road.22 
Land-UBeac*23 May 1961 GEM-C-67 (part). Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to Shire of Berwick. Road 4a 3r 23p.23 
Land-Note9 Oct 1963 GEM-C-68 l/p 61055: subdivision into lots 1 to 5 l/p 61055.24 
Land-Note*31 Dec 1964 GEM-C-68A: subdivision into lots 6 to 9 l/p 65205.25,26 
Land-UBeac*22 Apr 1968 GEM-C-68 l/p 61055 (Lot 5), 40 Downey Road. Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to Wolfgang Walter Erika Johanna Walter. 11a 0r 23p.27 
Land-UBeac*2 Dec 1970 GEM-C-68A (part) l/p 61056 (Lot 1), 4 Downey Road. Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to Walter Hurst Erna Hurst. 5a 0r 0p - House. Purchased on 9 Aug 1964 for £1750.28,29 
Death*7 Jan 1978 Kyneton, VIC, Australia, #D896 age 84 [par Hugh Lewis Zephyr DOWNEY & Elizabeth EDMONDSON].30,2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1942"Noddfa", Dewhurst via Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Hilda Downey.31,32,33,34

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Jun 1924, License Cancelled.
    Clifton Downey of Diamond Creek was charged with having driven a motor car in a negligent manner on May 10.
    Constable E C Annett of Russell Street said that while on duty in Russell street with Constable T.W. Carey on May 10 he saw Downey driving a motor-car along Russell Street in a southerly direction before reaching tho inter section of Russell and Latrobe Street he drove on to the wrong side of the road, apparently to drive west along Latrobe street. In doing so he knocked over a man who was cycling along Russell street in a northerly direction. The cyclists right leg was broken, and his bicycle was considerably damaged. He was conveyed to a hospital in Downey's car. Constable Careygave corroborative evidence. Detective A I. Lee stated that he had ascertained by measurement that Downey had 'cut the corner" by 20ft.
    Downey denied that he had acted negligently The cyclist had been 'zigzagging' about the road and Downey did not think that he would run into him.
    Downey was fined £10, and his licence was cancelled.35

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B9066."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, owner: DOWNEY - Andrew Neil Dixon [13-06-2011].
  3. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, Clifton DOWNEY
    Regimental number     617
    Religion     Church of England
    Occupation     Labourer
    Address     Warrenheip Ballarat, Victoria
    Marital status     Single
    Age at embarkation     20
    Next of kin     Father, Hugh Lewis Zepha Downey, Warrenheip Ballarat, Victoria
    Enlistment date     5 September 1914
    Embarkation details     Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
    Rank from Nominal Roll     Private
    Unit from Nominal Roll     12th Battalion
    Fate     Returned to Australia 21 July 1917.
  4. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2631-148 - Clifton Leopold Downey of Dewhurst Via Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2853-461 - Clifton Leopold Downey of Dewhurst Via Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  8. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1932/33 rates Jones Capt David / Est of Mrs D. c/o E Jones 402 Mont Albert Road Mont Albert. crossed out 7 Oct 1933 - Collingburn George Beaconsfield Upper. NAV 27/50
    1933/34 rates Collingburn George (Estate David Jones?) 280a lot 68 NAV27 ; 40ac lot 68A House NAV50 - transfer to Downey per 29 May 1934
    1934/5 rates Downey 280a lot 68 NAV 25 40a lot 68A NAV20.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2853-461 - George Alexander Beattie of 65 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Physical Culture Teacher, Musia Rubinstein of 30 Beach Avenue Elwood Married Woman and Edith Laura Jean Pile of Sherwood Street Glen Iris Traveller - tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6206-159.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2853-461 - Frederick Elwell Holt of 16 Sidwell Avenue St kilda Manufacturer - C/T 6577-271.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2853-461 - Herbert Alfred Davis of 219 Kambrook Road Caulfield Farmer - C/T 7519-097.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5539-710 - Herbert Alfred Davis of 219 Kambrook Road Caulfield Farmer.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2212-340 - Clifton Leopold Downey of Dewhurst Orchardist.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2149-675 - Clifton Leopold Downey of Dewhurst Orchardist.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 - Clifton Leopold Downey of Dewhurst Orchardist.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2149-675 - George Martakis of 390 Clarendon Street South Melbourne Wholesale Produce Merchant.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 - George Martakis of 390 Clarendon Street South Melbourne Wholesale Produce Merchant.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2212-340 - George Martakis of 390 Clarendon Street South Melbourne Wholesale Produce Merchant.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2853-461 - Frederick Albert Ingwersen of Stud Road Wantirna Carrier - C/T 8070-199.
  20. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of Birth Posford England."
  21. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    cremated remains scattered. Service 13 Jan 1959.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5139-747 - B211210 (Road) 4a 3r 23p - C/T 8360-099 ; B211211 21a 2r 16p - C/T 8360-100 ; B433997 C/T 8360-101.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5139-747 - B211210 (Road) 4a 3r 23p - C/T 8360-099 - Shire of Berwick.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2853-461 - subdivision into lots 1 to 5 l/p 61055 - C/T 8441-929 to 933.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2631-148 - subdivision into lots 6 to 9 l/p 65205 - C/T 8526-187 to 190.
  26. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Book
    in 1957-60 161ac pt 68.68A Sec C NAV74 - changed to 82ac pt 68A NAV120
    1961/65 - 11a 23p Lot 5 L/P 61055 Lot 9 L/P 65205 now NAV68.
  27. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8441-933 - Wolfgang Walter Toolmaker and Erika Johanna Walter Married Woman both of 6 David Street Noble Park - joint proprietors.
  28. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2631-148 - cancelled as to part - Lot 1 - C/T 8864-990 - Walter Hurst Boilermaker and Erna Hurst Married Woman both of Dewhurst via Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  29. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Book 1961/65 - Lot 1 & House to W + E Hurst £1750 per 9 Aug 1964 NAV60.
  30. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D896 age 84 [par Hugh Lewis Zephyr DOWNEY & Elizabeth EDMONDSON]."
  31. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  32. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  33. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  34. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jun 1924, p9.
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