David Cope

M, #4712, b. Sep 1848, d. 14 Jul 1934
Birth*Sep 1848 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Sep Q [King Norton] 18 441.1 
Marriage*Sep 1868 Spouse: Dorothy Charlotte Agnes Brennan. Birmingham, West Midlands, England, Sep Q [Birmingham] 6d 248.2
 
Land-UBeac*26 Dec 1884David Cope selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-68A. 15a 2r 17p - Land File 14299/19
Selected by D. COPE, crown grant to J CRAIG Land File 411/8.11.3,4 
Land-Note*1893 Until 1893/4 Mrs D Cope rated for pt Lot 3 Gembrook, House N25; Mr David COPE rated for 35 acres Gembrook N15.5 
Land-Note*8 Mar 1894 GEM-D-68A: Licence declared expired - Land thrown open for selection.6 
Widower26 Apr 1914He became a widower upon the death of his wife Dorothy Charlotte Agnes Brennan.7 
Death*14 Jul 1934 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D16292 (Age 86) [par David William & Rosa SOMERVILLE]
Died of Pleurisy and heart failure.1,8 
Death-Notice*16 Jul 1934The death occurred on Saturday at Garden street, Geelong, of Mr. David Cope, musical conductor, aged 86 years, Mr. Cope was engaged with many Australian theatrical producers as musical director. He composed a number of works and contributed to several Journals under the pen name of Agar Zariel. Born in Birmingham, England, Mr. Cope came to Australia in 1880. He is survived by a sister and brother, both of whom live in Geelong.9 
AnecdoteCOPE, David (1848 - 1934)
David Cope was born in Birmingham. England, in 1848. He began to learn music as a boy and at the age of 14 was taken to Germany for three years to continue his studies in violin and piano at an institute in Hamburg. After travelling through Europe with his family for some years, Cope returned to Birmingham and married Charlotte Brennan in 1869. Their son. David William Somerville Cope was bom on 19 May 1870.
David Cope travelled to New Zealand in 1874 and found work as musical director at the Auckland Theatre. He also worked in that country with the Baker & Farron theatre company In 1879 the family moved to Melbourne and both father and son were soon involved in the flourishing musical life of that city. Cope was mentioned in the exhibition catalogue of 1880 as an extra player in the violin section of the exhibition orchestra, and he was also the musical director at the Theatre Royal. He later held the positions of Conductor and Director of the orchestras at the Bijou Theatre and the Alexandra Theatre in Melbourne as well as Sydney's Theatre Royal.
Cope was also said to be a violin maker and repairer, although the level of his training and output is not known. It was reported in 1888 that:
One of Mr Cope's latest undertakings is the manufacture of violins with an idea of reproducing, in all respects, instruments equal to the celebrated Cremona violins. The difficulty hitherto has been the production of a varnish possessing similar characteristics of the Cremonese varnish. But Mr. Cope, after much labour and hundreds of fruitless experiments suddenly discovered what he wanted, and the correct method of application, and has now entered fully into this branch of art. (21)
David Cope's son. David William Somervile Cope, was something of a musical prodigy who also played the violin and piano. He performed at a benefit concert in Melbourne in 1882 and it was reported that 'this young Australian genius, just then 12 years old. played Mendelssohn's Capriccio with such wonderful skill that he set all the old and experienced musicians speculating as to his future career' "In fact David Cope (Jnr) also later composed music, conducted and worked as the director of various theatre orchestras.
During the Depression in Melbourne both father and son moved to Sydney in the mid-1890s in the search for work. David Cope (jnr) became the managing director of the Sydney Opera Society, and the move seems to have been a successful one. However, in 1900 he left and had no further contact with his family. His father continued to work for a time as a professor of music, but eventually returned to Europe in 1904 and found a position in Monte Carlo. He came back to Australia in 1912 and spent most of the remainder of his life in Sydney, pursuing his interests in homeopathy and astrology and also trying to perfect his system for winning at roulette Cope spent his last days in Geelong. Victoria, and died on 14 July 1934 at the age of 80 He was described as a 'Professor of Music'.
(21) The Geelong Advertiser reported on 14/15 April 1934 that Mr David Cope had finally discovered an infallible roulette system after studying the problem for seventy years Unfortunatelv Cope died three months later and his method was never recorded.10 
Anecdote*COPE, David (1848-1934) Father of David William Somerville Cope and probably the Cope of "Cope & Roberts". Musician and violin maker. Musician, violinist, composer and violin maker.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Villa Street, Aston, Warwickshire, EnglandHead of Household: David Cope. Age 23 - Spoon & Fork Manufacturer
Member(s) of Household: Dorothy Charlotte Agnes Cope David William Somerville Cope.12
2 Apr 191119 Brook Street, Southwark, London, EnglandHead of Household: David Cope. Age 62 - Musician (working at theatre)
Member(s) of Household: Dorothy Charlotte Agnes Cope.13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 May 1886, I see, en passant, that Mr. Hollow has disposed of his residence to Professor Cope, musician, of Melbourne, for the sum of £850. Mr Hollow intends; I am told, erecting two more cottages in close proximity to his late residence, which will greatly add to the beautifying, and also tend to the increment of population, which is becoming greater every week.14
  • 5 Mar 1894, New Insolvents
    David Cope und Son
    , of 215 Bourke street, professors of music. Causes of insolvency - Losses in business, failure to procure employment, and pressure of creditors. Liabilities, £246 13s 7d; assets, £35 ; deficiency, £211 13s 7d. Mr Jacomb, assignee.
    David Cope of 215 Bourke street, professor of music. Private schedule. Liabilities £567 18s 9d; assets £520 ; deficiency, £47 18s. 9d. Mr Jacomb, assignee.
    David William Somerville Cope, of 215 Bourke street, professor of music. Private schedule. Liabilities, £22 10s , assets, nil Mr Jacomb assignee.15

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 14299/19 - David Cope Professor of Music Rathdowne Street Carlton.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), later Land File 411/8.11.
  5. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 until 1893/4 Mrs D Cope rated for pt Lot 3 Gembrook, House; Mr David COPE rated for 35 acres Gembrook - paid by Universal Building Society.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 14299/19.
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "as Dorothy C A COPE."
  8. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, meralphy - Prescott Family Tree.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jul 1934, p8.
  10. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Violin and Bow Makers of Australia By Alan Coggins (viewed in Google Books).
  11. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.abcviolins.com/ozmakers.html
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 3154; Folio: 62; Page: 18; GSU roll: 839234."
  13. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 1777."
  14. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 19 May 1886, p2.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1894, p5.
Last Edited29 Jun 2018

Dorothy Charlotte Agnes Brennan

F, #4713, b. 1844, d. 26 Apr 1914
Married NameCope. 
Birth*1844 Walsall, Warwickshire, England. 
Marriage*Sep 1868 Spouse: David Cope. Birmingham, West Midlands, England, Sep Q [Birmingham] 6d 248.1
 
Land-Note*1893 Until 1893/4 Mrs D Cope rated for pt Lot 3 Gembrook, House N25; Mr David COPE rated for 35 acres Gembrook N15.2 
Death*26 Apr 1914 Chatswood, NSW, Australia, #D6434 (Age 63) [par BRENNAN].3 
Death-Notice*2 May 1914COPE.-April 26, at Wahroonga, N.S.W., D. C. Agnes, wife of Mr. David Cope, prof. music, of Melbourne and Sydney, aged 63. R.I.P.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Villa Street, Aston, Warwickshire, England(Head of Household) David Cope;
Age 27
Member(s) of Household: David William Somerville Cope5
2 Apr 191119 Brook Street, Southwark, London, England(Head of Household) David Cope;
Age 65 - Married 41 years - 1 child living - as Charlotte Dorothy6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Feb 1893, Mrs. Cope's and other houses on Goff's road were for a time in danger, but the burly sons of Beaconsfield rallied to the rescue and eventually out-manœuvered the foe.7

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 until 1893/4 Mrs D Cope rated for pt Lot 3 Gembrook, House; Mr David COPE rated for 35 acres Gembrook - paid by Universal Building Society.
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "as Dorothy C A COPE."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 2 May 1914, p22.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 3154; Folio: 62; Page: 18; GSU roll: 839234."
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 1777."
  7. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 22 Feb 1893, p3.
Last Edited29 Jun 2018

Harry Sigurd Newman

M, #4714, b. 1894, d. 1971
Birth*18941 
Marriage*1918 Spouse: Ivy Faith Manns. VIC, Australia, #M4839.2
 
Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 42a 2r 2p.3 
Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)4 
Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 156a 1r 12p.5 
Land-UBeac*24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)6 
Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.7 
Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.8 
Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 156a 1r 12p.9 
Land-UBeac*12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)10 
Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)11 
Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 42a 2r 2p.12 
Death*1971 Coburg, VIC, Australia, #D24579 (Age 77) [par Sigurd NEWMAN & Klaudine SIMONSON].1 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Albert Turner/Henry Albert Rainey died on 3 Oct 1941 - letters of administration of his estate granted to The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Co Ltd. - to Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Harry Sigurd Newman and Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
Last Edited19 Nov 2016

Ivy Faith Manns

F, #4715, b. 1897, d. 1977
Married NameNewman.1 
Birth*18971 
Marriage*1918 Spouse: Harry Sigurd Newman. VIC, Australia, #M4839.1
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 42a 2r 2p.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)3 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 156a 1r 12p.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.6 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 156a 1r 12p.8 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)9 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)10 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Oct 1945 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone. 42a 2r 2p.11 
Widow1971Ivy Faith Manns became a widow upon the death of her husband Harry Sigurd Newman.12 
Death*1977 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D15673 (Age 80) [par Alfred MANNS & Ann WALL].12 

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Albert Turner/Henry Albert Rainey died on 3 Oct 1941 - letters of administration of his estate granted to The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Co Ltd. - to Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Harry Sigurd Newman and Ivy Faith Newman to Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone of 1 Young Street Middle Brighton Engineer.
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited14 Dec 2015

Richard Furneaux Mann

M, #4717, b. 1928, d. 4 May 2012
Father*Leonard Mann b. 1895, d. 29 Apr 1981
Mother*Florence Eileen Archer b. 1904, d. 6 Feb 1976
Birth*1928 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac22 Nov 1948 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone to Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)1 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac22 Nov 1948 GEM-E-8 (part) and part of former govt road. Transfer from Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone to Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann. 15a 2r 29p.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac22 Nov 1948 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone to Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.3 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac22 Nov 1948 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone to Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann. 42a 2r 2p.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac22 Nov 1948 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone to Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac22 Nov 1948 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone to Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann. 156a 1r 12p.6 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 156a 1r 12p.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 42a 2r 2p.8 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)9 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.10 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM--143]. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)11 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-8 (part) and part of former govt road. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 15a 2r 29p.12 
Marriage*b 9 Mar 1953 Spouse: Rosalie May Woolcock.
 
Death*4 May 2012 Paynesville, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*7 May 2012MANN. - Richard Furneaux 'Dick' Passed away on May 4, 2012, aged 84 years. Husband of Joyce (dec.) Father of Ian and Richard. Stepfather to Clare and father-in-law of Sue. Brother of Pauline. Grandfather of Nicholas, step-grandfather to four, step-great grandfather to twelve and step- great great grandfather to Thor. Dearly Loved.
MANN. - The Funeral of Mr Richard Furneaux 'Dick' Mann of Paynesville will leave the Paynesville Cruiser Club, Slip Rd, Paynesville after a Service commencing at 2.30 p.m., TOMORROW (Tues. May 8, 2012) for the Paynesville Lawn Cemetery.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Beaconsfield Road, Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.14
1954Old Government Road, Menzies Creek, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter.15
1977Furphy's Lane, Dumbalk, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.16
19809 McKenzie Street, Wonthaggi, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager (with Joyce Elain MANN home duties).17

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Feb 1973, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the partnership heretofore subsisting between RICHARD FURNEAUX MANN of "Emerald Hill", Stony Creek, and ROSALIE MAY MANN of 25 Hopetoun Street Inverloch in the State of Victoria with the object of carrying out farming and other pastoral activities and known as "R & R Mann Partnership" has been dissolved as from the 31st day of August 1972 by mutual consent.
    All debts due to and owing by the said partnership will be received and paid by the said Richard Furneaux Mann and inquiries in this regard should be addressed to Messrs Fitzgerald, Gunn & Partners Chartered Accountants of 470 Collins Street, Melbourne.18

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone to Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann Farmer both of Macclesfield as joint proprietors - C/T 7192-341.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6921-005 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann Farmer both of Macclesfield - joint proprietors.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann Farmer both of Macclesfield as joint proprietors.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann Farmer both of Macclesfield as joint proprietors.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Kirkland Buttrey Johnstone to Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann Farmer both of Macclesfield as joint proprietors - C/T 7192-341.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann Farmer both of Macclesfield as joint proprietors.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7192-341 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors - C/T 7495-095.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors - C/T 7495-096.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6921-005 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville - joint proprietors.
  13. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "7 May 2012, viewed online."
  14. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  15. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  16. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  17. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  18. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 27 Feb 1973, p26.
Last Edited14 Dec 2015

John Renison Bell

M, #4718, b. 25 May 1889, d. 22 Aug 1973
Birth*25 May 1889 Scottsdale, TAS, Australia. [par George Renison BELL & Phoebe COX] 
Marriage*19 Mar 1923 Spouse: Mary Teston Luis Fernandes. St Andrew's Anglican Church, Brighton, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Jun 1923BELL - FERNANDES. - On the 19th March, 1923, at St. Andrew's Church of England, Brighton, Victoria, by Canon Hancock, Flying Officer John Renison Bell, Royal Australian Air Force, fourth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Renison Bell, Devonport, Tasmania, to Mary, only daughter of Mrs. and the late R. W. Luis Fernandes, Elsternwick, Victoria.1 
Land-UBeac*19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-8 (part) and part of former govt road. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 15a 2r 29p.2 
Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)3 
Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 42a 2r 2p.4 
Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.5 
Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 156a 1r 12p.6 
Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM--143]. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)7 
Land-UBeac*31 Aug 1951 GEM-E-9A.19.19A and GEM-E-8.9.9B (part) and GEM--142. Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Agnes Alice Gibbs. 113a 3r 33p.8 
Land-UBeac2 Nov 1951 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill Elison Steele Hill. 116a 3r 39p (lower part of GEM-E-9.)9 
Land-UBeac2 Nov 1951 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill Elison Steele Hill. 1a 2r 19p (small SW corner of land.)10 
Land-UBeac*2 Nov 1951 GEM-E-8 (part) and part of former govt road. Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill Elison Steele Hill. 4a 3r 13p (southern part of allottment.)11 
Land-UBeac2 Nov 1951 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill Elison Steele Hill. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)12 
Death*22 Aug 1973 Hobart, TAS, Australia. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Upper Beaconsfield Road, Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Mary Teston Luis Bell.13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Apr 1951, COUNTRY AUCTIONS Goldsbrough, Mort & CO. LTD. WEDNESDAY APRIL 18 At 11.30 am on the Property, AUCTION & CLEARING SALE. DANDENONG RANGES. LALLA ROOKH. UPPER BEACONSFIELD ROAD, EMERALD.
    283 ACRES 283 ACRES
    LALLA ROOKH is situated 3 Miles Emerald and 5 Miles Beaconsfield in What is Rapidly Becoming One of the Most Select Areas in the Ranges.
    Firstly It Will be Submitted as a Going Concern on W.I.-W.O. [walk-in-walk-out] Basis and, if Not Sold the Freehold will be Offered. Followed by a Clearing Sale of Stock and Plant as Listed:-
    IMPROVEMENTS Six-roomed WB House Newly Decorated, Plus Storeroom and Pantry, P.E. Bath, Ped. Basin, S.S. Sink &c. Large Machinery Shed, Garage and Work- shop, Double-bail Milkshed, Dairy, &c. with Concrete Floors and Numerous Other Outbuildings, Continuous Telephone Service.
    WATERED Pumped From Permanent Creek Bisecting Property to House. Outbuildings and Paddocks.
    COUNTRY Undulating to Hilly With Some Good Creek Flats.
    PLANT & EQUIPMENT 2-unit Milking Machine Complete; K & L 3½-h.p. Petrol Engine, 76-gal. Separator, Jacko Boiler, Cans &c Bedford 30cwt Truck, 28-hp Chase Tractor, 3ft Rotary Hoe, Black- smiths Forge, 3 leaf Driven Harrows and Bar, 3 disc Chave Plough, Disc Harrows. Horse Mower, Pasture Drag, Flamethrower, Rubber, tyred Trailer, Planed Junior Cultivator and Numerous Sundries.
    STOCK: 30 Head of Cattle Comprised of: -
    1 Reg Red Poll Bull
    20 Selected Milkers
    9 Springers and Calves
    2 Draught Horses
    This property is Being Offered on Behalf of Mr J Bell who is a Genuine Seller. Owing to Ill-health.
    Inspection Only by Appointment With the Agents
    TERMS 10% Deposit, Balance on Possession.
    GOLDSBOROUGH MORT AND COMPANY LTD
    526 Bourke Street Melbourne And CAMERON & MUHLHAN Collins Street Melbourne C1.14

Australian Dictionary of Biography

George Renison Bell (1840-1915), prospector and mine-manager, was born on 21 November 1840 at Bothwell, Van Diemen's Land, youngest of three children of George Bell (d.1852), a schoolmaster from Scotland, and his English-born wife Sarah, née Danby. Young Bell was educated at the Society of Friends' (Quaker) school in Hobart. In 1857 he joined his mother and sister at Dunedin, New Zealand, where he worked on a station, then joined the rush to the South Island gold diggings in 1861, beginning his lifelong passion for prospecting and mining.
Bell visited Tasmania for six months in 1864 and trekked around the island, including the unmapped west coast. Returning again in 1866 he prospected and panned for gold in the Mathinna area for three years. After consulting James 'Philosopher' Smith at Mount Bischoff, in 1874 Bell discovered payable alluvial tin at Boobyalla, which led to the tin-mining industry around Derby, Gladstone and Weldborough.
A student at the Ballarat School of Mines, Victoria, in 1876-77, he prospected on Wilsons Promontory in 1880, returning in 1882 to north-eastern Tasmania where he assisted with the development of several mines. In 1890 Bell was employed by a Launceston syndicate to prospect in western Tasmania. During six months of lone exploration he found and pegged a half square mile (1.3 sq km) mineralized zone north of Zeehan, which later became the Renison Bell tin-field. By 1893 he was in Queensland where he developed and managed the Tate River tin-mine west of the Atherton Tablelands, and he managed gold leases in Western Australia in 1895-98 before returning to Tasmania to prepare a comprehensive report on the Renison Bell tin-field.
On 13 June 1877 Bell had married Phoebe Cox, daughter of a pardoned convict; both staunch Quakers, George and Phoebe exchanged vows at the monthly meeting of the Society of Friends in Hobart. According to descendants, Bell was a domineering father and not always a good provider. During his long absences, the quiet but resourceful Phoebe often relied on support from fellow Quakers.
Bell had self-doubts. An 1893 diary entry reads: 'I wish to be more humble and contented, and not aspiring in all things to be better than others'. In 1898 he wrote: 'I see no improvement in my spiritual nature for it is still dominated by carnal desire and came very near to leading me into some serious scrapes'. He eventually left the Society of Friends but remained a devout Christian.
From 1900 Bell prospected for the Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Co. Ltd, retiring in 1908. In 1907 the State government had belatedly granted him an annual pension of £100 in recognition of his mineral deposits discovery. He was a handsome, neatly bearded man, nicknamed 'Little' because of his short stature. Bell died on 2 September 1915 at Devonport and was buried in Mersey Bluff cemetery. Two daughters and five sons, including John Renison Bell, survived him.
A number of companies and syndicates worked leases on the Renison Bell tin-field in the early years, but profitable recovery of metal from the complex low-grade ores was almost impossible with the metallurgical technology of those times. It was not until 1965, when multi-national Consolidated Goldfields Australia Ltd acquired the Renison field, that deep drilling proved an immense ore reserve. With multi-million dollar investment on underground mining and surface treatment mills, Renison Ltd became Australia's biggest tin producer. Bell's headstone was re-erected at the Renison Bell mine in 1973.15 John Renison Bell (1889-1973) and Mary Teston Luis Bell (1903-1979), air force officers, were husband and wife. John was born on 25 May 1889 at Scottsdale, Tasmania, son of George Renison Bell, mining agent, and his wife Phoebe, née Cox. Educated at the Friends' High School, Hobart, he worked as a clerk and accountant in solicitors' offices at Devonport and Launceston. On 8 January 1915 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. After training as a signaller, he embarked for Egypt with reinforcements for the 12th Battalion; because he gave first-aid to fellow soldiers in the troop-ship, he was nicknamed 'Doc'.
Having seen action at Gallipoli soon after the first landings, he was evacuated to England on 20 August with enteric fever. Bell transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in April 1917. Commissioned as an observer in June, he proceeded to France two months later with No.3 Squadron, A.F.C. (No.69 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps). On 6 December, while artillery-ranging over Messines Ridge, Belgium, he shot down a German reconnaissance aircraft. In January 1918 he went to England and qualified as a pilot, rejoining his squadron in September. He was mentioned in dispatches and his appointment terminated in Hobart in July 1919. Bell was 5 ft 6 ins (168 cm) tall, with brown eyes and a slim build; quiet, courteous, but self-assured, he had a striking command of words.
Mary was born on 3 December 1903 at Launceston, Tasmania, daughter of Rowland Walker Luis Fernandes, a clerk from England, and his native-born wife Emma Dagmar, née Mahony, great-granddaughter of Jonathan Griffiths. Her parents separated in 1906. Educated at Church of England Girls' Grammar School, Launceston, and St Margaret's School, Devonport, at 14 she took a job with a Devonport solicitor to supplement her mother's income. Mary was a serious-looking and ambitious girl, scarcely five feet (153 cm) tall and interested in flying. She met John in 1919. Obtaining a commission in the Royal Australian Air Force on 30 August 1921, he served at Point Cook, Victoria, and at R.A.A.F. Headquarters, Melbourne. He married Mary on 19 March 1923 in St Andrew's Anglican Church, Brighton. In 1925 the Bells sailed for England. John attended the Royal Air Force Staff College, Andover, before carrying out liaison duties with the R.A.F. Mary learned to fly and gained a British private pilot's licence in April 1927.
Returning to Melbourne in February 1928, John was promoted squadron leader; next month Mary secured an Australian private pilot's licence. John resigned from the air force on 8 September 1929 to join the Shell Co. of Australia Ltd; he was to become its chief aviation officer in New South Wales. Mary qualified in December 1930 to hold a ground engineer's licence. By 1939 the Bells were living in Brisbane where John was Queensland manager of Airlines of Australia Ltd. As the threat of war grew, Mary (known as 'Paddy') assumed the leadership of some forty women undertaking instruction in aircraft maintenance at Archerfield aerodrome and formed the Women's Air Training Corps on 17 July 1939. Elected commander, she organized the voluntary corps on semi-military lines. John was mobilized in September and posted to the directorate of organization and staff duties at R.A.A.F. Headquarters, Melbourne. Next year he was promoted acting group captain and made director of organization.
In February 1940, as commandant, Mary established W.A.T.C. headquarters in Melbourne; she instituted branches in other States and pressed for the formation of a women's air force auxiliary. Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Burnett asked the Bells to draw up a preliminary plan for the employment of airwomen. Shortages of male ground-staff eventually led to the establishment of the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force in February 1941. That month Mary was appointed staff officer (W.A.A.A.F. administration), with the rank of acting flight officer. Considered to be a 'socialite' and to lack managerial experience, she was overlooked for the post of director and resigned from the W.A.A.A.F. on 5 June. She rejoined the service in October 1942, worked in several directorates and resumed civilian life on 11 April 1945.
John had been appointed O.B.E. in 1943. He held acting air commodore's rank when he left the air force in October 1945. The Bells farmed in Victoria and later in Tasmania until 1968. John died on 22 August 1973 in Hobart and was buried in Mersey Vale Memorial Park cemetery, Spreyton; Mary died on 6 February 1979 at Ulverstone and was buried beside him; their daughter survived them.16

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jun 1923, p17.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6921-005 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville - joint proprietors.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7192-341 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors - C/T 7495-095.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors - C/T 7495-096.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6921-005 / 4543-542 / 7495-095 / 7495-096 / 6595-934 - C/T 8088-520 - Agnes Alice Gibbs of 52 Empress Road Surrey Hills Married Woman.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Irene Margaret Hill of Benalla Widow and Elizon Steele Hill of 10 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern Spinster as joint proprietors - C/T 8088-521.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3914-685 - Irene Margaret Hill of Benalla Widow and Elizon Steele Hill of 10 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern Spinster as joint proprietors.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6921-005 - C/T 8088-522 - Irene Margaret Hill of Benalla Widow and Elizon Steele Hill of 10 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern Spinster as joint proprietors.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7192-341 - John Renison Bell and Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill of Benalla Widow and Elizon Steele Hill of 10 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern Spinster as joint proprietors.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Apr 1951, p24.
  15. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Pink, Kerry, 'Bell, George Renison (1840–1915)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/bell-george-renison-12791/…, accessed 31 May 2012.

    Select Bibliography
    K. Pink and P. Crawford, Renison (Zeehan, Tas, 1996)
    Advocate (Burnie), 29 Dec 1973, p 10
    5 Jan 1974, p 10, 12 Jan 1974, p 10
    Bell’s diaries (privately held).
  16. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Thomson, Joyce, 'Bell, John Renison (1889–1973)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/bell-john-renison-9482/…, accessed 31 May 2012.
    Select Bibliography
    H. N. Wrigley, The Battle Below (Syd, 1935)
    S. Mann, The Girls Were Up There Too (Canb, 1986)
    J. Thomson, The WAAAF in Wartime Australia (Melb, 1991)
    Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Apr 1937, 4 June 1941, 1 Jan 1943
    Mercury (Hobart), 24 Aug 1973
    J. R. and M. T. Bell papers (privately held).
Last Edited18 Jul 2017

Mary Teston Luis Fernandes

F, #4719, b. 3 Dec 1903, d. 6 Feb 1979
Married NameBell. 
Birth*3 Dec 1903 Launceston, TAS, Australia, par Rowland Walker Luis FERNANDEZ & Emma Dagmar MAHONY. 
Marriage*19 Mar 1923 Spouse: John Renison Bell. St Andrew's Anglican Church, Brighton, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Jun 1923BELL - FERNANDES. - On the 19th March, 1923, at St. Andrew's Church of England, Brighton, Victoria, by Canon Hancock, Flying Officer John Renison Bell, Royal Australian Air Force, fourth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Renison Bell, Devonport, Tasmania, to Mary, only daughter of Mrs. and the late R. W. Luis Fernandes, Elsternwick, Victoria.1 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM--143]. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)3 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 156a 1r 12p.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 42a 2r 2p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1950 GEM-E-8 (part) and part of former govt road. Transfer from Leonard Mann Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell. 15a 2r 29p.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac31 Aug 1951 GEM-E-9A.19.19A and GEM-E-8.9.9B (part) and GEM--142. Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Agnes Alice Gibbs. 113a 3r 33p.8 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac2 Nov 1951 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill Elison Steele Hill. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)9 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac2 Nov 1951 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill Elison Steele Hill. 116a 3r 39p (lower part of GEM-E-9.)10 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac2 Nov 1951 GEM-E-8 (part) and part of former govt road. Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill Elison Steele Hill. 4a 3r 13p (southern part of allottment.)11 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac2 Nov 1951 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from John Renison Bell Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill Elison Steele Hill. 1a 2r 19p (small SW corner of land.)12 
Widow22 Aug 1973Mary Teston Luis Fernandes became a widow upon the death of her husband John Renison Bell
Death*6 Feb 1979 Ulverstone, TAS, Australia. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Upper Beaconsfield Road, Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With John Renison Bell.13

Australian Dictionary of Biography

John Renison Bell (1889-1973) and Mary Teston Luis Bell (1903-1979), air force officers, were husband and wife. John was born on 25 May 1889 at Scottsdale, Tasmania, son of George Renison Bell, mining agent, and his wife Phoebe, née Cox. Educated at the Friends' High School, Hobart, he worked as a clerk and accountant in solicitors' offices at Devonport and Launceston. On 8 January 1915 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. After training as a signaller, he embarked for Egypt with reinforcements for the 12th Battalion; because he gave first-aid to fellow soldiers in the troop-ship, he was nicknamed 'Doc'.
Having seen action at Gallipoli soon after the first landings, he was evacuated to England on 20 August with enteric fever. Bell transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in April 1917. Commissioned as an observer in June, he proceeded to France two months later with No.3 Squadron, A.F.C. (No.69 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps). On 6 December, while artillery-ranging over Messines Ridge, Belgium, he shot down a German reconnaissance aircraft. In January 1918 he went to England and qualified as a pilot, rejoining his squadron in September. He was mentioned in dispatches and his appointment terminated in Hobart in July 1919. Bell was 5 ft 6 ins (168 cm) tall, with brown eyes and a slim build; quiet, courteous, but self-assured, he had a striking command of words.
Mary was born on 3 December 1903 at Launceston, Tasmania, daughter of Rowland Walker Luis Fernandes, a clerk from England, and his native-born wife Emma Dagmar, née Mahony, great-granddaughter of Jonathan Griffiths. Her parents separated in 1906. Educated at Church of England Girls' Grammar School, Launceston, and St Margaret's School, Devonport, at 14 she took a job with a Devonport solicitor to supplement her mother's income. Mary was a serious-looking and ambitious girl, scarcely five feet (153 cm) tall and interested in flying. She met John in 1919. Obtaining a commission in the Royal Australian Air Force on 30 August 1921, he served at Point Cook, Victoria, and at R.A.A.F. Headquarters, Melbourne. He married Mary on 19 March 1923 in St Andrew's Anglican Church, Brighton. In 1925 the Bells sailed for England. John attended the Royal Air Force Staff College, Andover, before carrying out liaison duties with the R.A.F. Mary learned to fly and gained a British private pilot's licence in April 1927.
Returning to Melbourne in February 1928, John was promoted squadron leader; next month Mary secured an Australian private pilot's licence. John resigned from the air force on 8 September 1929 to join the Shell Co. of Australia Ltd; he was to become its chief aviation officer in New South Wales. Mary qualified in December 1930 to hold a ground engineer's licence. By 1939 the Bells were living in Brisbane where John was Queensland manager of Airlines of Australia Ltd. As the threat of war grew, Mary (known as 'Paddy') assumed the leadership of some forty women undertaking instruction in aircraft maintenance at Archerfield aerodrome and formed the Women's Air Training Corps on 17 July 1939. Elected commander, she organized the voluntary corps on semi-military lines. John was mobilized in September and posted to the directorate of organization and staff duties at R.A.A.F. Headquarters, Melbourne. Next year he was promoted acting group captain and made director of organization.
In February 1940, as commandant, Mary established W.A.T.C. headquarters in Melbourne; she instituted branches in other States and pressed for the formation of a women's air force auxiliary. Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Burnett asked the Bells to draw up a preliminary plan for the employment of airwomen. Shortages of male ground-staff eventually led to the establishment of the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force in February 1941. That month Mary was appointed staff officer (W.A.A.A.F. administration), with the rank of acting flight officer. Considered to be a 'socialite' and to lack managerial experience, she was overlooked for the post of director and resigned from the W.A.A.A.F. on 5 June. She rejoined the service in October 1942, worked in several directorates and resumed civilian life on 11 April 1945.
John had been appointed O.B.E. in 1943. He held acting air commodore's rank when he left the air force in October 1945. The Bells farmed in Victoria and later in Tasmania until 1968. John died on 22 August 1973 in Hobart and was buried in Mersey Vale Memorial Park cemetery, Spreyton; Mary died on 6 February 1979 at Ulverstone and was buried beside him; their daughter survived them.14

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jun 1923, p17.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7192-341 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors - C/T 7495-096.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors - C/T 7495-095.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Leonard Mann Civil Servant and Richard Furneaux Mann to John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville as joint proprietors.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6921-005 - John Renison Bell Farmer and Mary Teston Luis Bell Married Woman both of Seville - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6921-005 / 4543-542 / 7495-095 / 7495-096 / 6595-934 - C/T 8088-520 - Agnes Alice Gibbs of 52 Empress Road Surrey Hills Married Woman.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7192-341 - John Renison Bell and Mary Teston Luis Bell to Irene Margaret Hill of Benalla Widow and Elizon Steele Hill of 10 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern Spinster as joint proprietors.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Irene Margaret Hill of Benalla Widow and Elizon Steele Hill of 10 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern Spinster as joint proprietors - C/T 8088-521.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6921-005 - C/T 8088-522 - Irene Margaret Hill of Benalla Widow and Elizon Steele Hill of 10 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern Spinster as joint proprietors.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3914-685 - Irene Margaret Hill of Benalla Widow and Elizon Steele Hill of 10 Haverbrack Avenue Malvern Spinster as joint proprietors.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  14. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Thomson, Joyce, 'Bell, John Renison (1889–1973)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/bell-john-renison-9482/…, accessed 31 May 2012.
    Select Bibliography
    H. N. Wrigley, The Battle Below (Syd, 1935)
    S. Mann, The Girls Were Up There Too (Canb, 1986)
    J. Thomson, The WAAAF in Wartime Australia (Melb, 1991)
    Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Apr 1937, 4 June 1941, 1 Jan 1943
    Mercury (Hobart), 24 Aug 1973
    J. R. and M. T. Bell papers (privately held).
Last Edited14 Dec 2015

Thomas Ford

M, #4723, b. 1832, d. 19 Jun 1921
Probate (Will)* Thomas Ford. Gentleman. Ivanhoe. 19 Jun 1921. 177/745. He owned a property valued at £1500 at Ivanhoe, which he had occupied for 31 years. He also received a pension from the education department.1 
Birth*1832 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.2 
Land-UBeac*1877Thomas Ford selected land from the Crown. PAK-128. 17a 3r 34p - Land File 312/49 (1880 map)
Selected by T FORD on 7 Mar 1879. Govt land sale 5036, upset £1/ac, value £111 5s.3,4 
Land-UBeac*b 7 Mar 1879 PAK-127. Transfer from Arthur George Coulson to Thomas Ford. 19a 2r 33p - Land File 160/49 (1880 map)
Selected by Arthur G COULSON, but crown grant to T FORD on 7 Mar 1879. Govt land sale 5036, upset £1/ac, value £95.5,6 
Land-UBeac*b 8 Apr 1879 PAK-126. Transfer from George Oldham to Thomas Ford. 17a 2r 30p - Land File 730/49 (1880 map)
Selected by G. OLDHAM, but crown grant to T FORD on 8 Apr 1879. Govt land sale 5058, upset £1/ac, value £74 16s.7,8 
Land-UBeac*18 Aug 1880 PAK-126.127.128. Transfer from Thomas Ford to Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett. 55a 1r 17p.9 
Occupationbt 1886 - 1888 Iden Henham managed the farm of Thomas Ford at Gembrook.10 
Death*19 Jun 1921 Ivanhoe, VIC, Australia, #D6160 (age 89) [par Thomas FORD & Elizabeth CARRIER].11 
Death-Notice*20 Jun 1921FORD.-On the 19th June, at his residence, 130 Ford street, Ivanhoe, Thomas Ford, J.P., beloved brother of Alfred Ford, of Ivanhoe, aged 89 years. (No flowers.)
FORD.-The Friends of the late Mr. THOMAS FORD, J.P., are informed that his remains will be interred in the St Kilda Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, 130 Ford street, Ivanhoe, THIS DAY (Monday, 20th), at 3 o'clock, arriving at cemetery about 3.45 o'clock punctually. Motors.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Thomas FORD (Woolen Draper), Caroline Place/Oxford Road/Mary-le-Port Place, Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandAge 913

Grave

  • St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, St Kilda Cemetery
    Methodist B, No 0475, 0477
    Elizabeth, wife of Thomas FORD 25.8.1878 age 73
    also of Thomas FORD 9.1.1883 age 76
    also Caroline FORD 22.9.1900 age 71
    also Thomas FORD 19.6.1921 age 8914

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jul 1861, MUSICAL UNION-REHEARSAL THIS EVENING. Band at 7, Mozart's Symphony in D. Chorus at 8, Mendelsohn's St. Paul. THOMAS FORD, Hon. Sec.15
  • 15 Jan 1868, MR. THOMAS FORD'S SINGING CLASSES, Mechanics' Institution, Melbourne.—Members are respectfully requested to attend on Wednesday evening next, January 15, 1868. Elementary class, half-past 7 ; advanced class, half-past 8 o'clock pre cisely.16
  • 15 Jan 1883, Death of father: FORD -On the 9th inst, at his residence, Eglinton, Albert park, Thomas Ford, aged 76 years.17
  • 19 Nov 1917, Reunion of old Pupils. More than 150 former pupils of the Church of England Grammar School, North Melbourne, of which the late Percy Walker was principal, met in a reunion at the Francatelli Cafe on Saturday night. The "girls" were specially invited. Representatives of Essendon and the John Marshall associa tions were present, as were Captain J. Haughton, a former teacher, and the old singing master, Mr. Thomas Ford. The director of Education regretted his inability as an old boy to be present. Alderman Brunton, of Sydney, Mr. Cattanach (Water commissioner), and Mr. R. Lyall submitted the sentiments. Mr. Ralph Abercrombie occupied the chair, and the surplus procceds will be devoted to purchasing prizes for King street State school, which was represented by Mr. McLeod, one of the late Percy Walker's successors.18
  • 1 Sep 1921, Death of brother: FORD.-On the 31st August, at his residence, "Inverlochey," Noel and Norman streets, Ivanhoe, Alfred Ford, notary public, of 458 Little Collins street, Melbourne, the beloved husband or Margaret L. A. Ford, in his 81st year. No flowers.
    FORD.-The Friends of the late Mr. ALFRED FORD, Notary Public, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Heidelberg Cemetery.
    The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, "Inverlochy," corner Noel and Norman streets, Ivanhoe, THIS DAY (Thursday, 1st September), at half past 3 o'clock punctually.
    W. G. APPS and SONS, Funeral Directors, Burgundy street, Heidelberg. Phone 60 Heid.19

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1142; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 640.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "marriage of brother Alfred lists his birthplace #M3318."
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 312/49 (1880 map).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-972 - Thomas Ford of Emerald Hill.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3794
    160/49 ARTHUR GEORGE COULSON PAKENHAM 127 19--2--33. 1877 - 1879.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-624 - Thomas Ford of Emerald Hill.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 730/49 (1880 map).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-511 - Thomas Ford of Emerald Hill.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-511 / C/T 1114-624 / C/T 1125-972 - Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett of Carlton Barrister-at-law - C/T 1193-499.
  10. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), mentioned in divorce petition Henham. Managed the farm of Thomas Ford.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jun 1921, p1.
  13. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 378; Book: 9; Civil Parish: St Philip and St Jacob; County: Gloucestershire; Enumeration District: 20; Folio: 10; Page: 15; Line: 9; GSU roll: 288787."
  14. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Jul 1861, p8.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Jan 1868, p8.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Jan 1883, p1.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Nov 1917, p8.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Sep 1921, p1.
Last Edited7 Feb 2018

John Warrington Rogers

M, #4725, b. 26 May 1822, d. 10 Feb 1906
John Warrington ROGERS
(1822-1906)
Birth*26 May 1822 Westminster, London, England. 
Marriage*10 Jul 1856 Spouse: Eliza Carter. New Town, TAS, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Jul 1856MARRIAGE. At St John's, New Town, by the Lord Bishop of Tasmania and the Rev. T. J. Ewing, JOHN WARRINGTON ROGERS, ESQ., Solicitor-General, to ELIZA fourth daughter of W. Carter, Esq., New Town Park.1 
Note6 Oct 1878 Disastrous Fire at Brim Brim
On Sunday morning 6 October 1878, when most of the population was attending divine service at one of Buninyong's four churches, a fire broke out at the house in Lal Lal Street now known as Brim Brim, the substantial villa built for Judge Warrington Rogers at the end of the 1850s. In 1878 the property was being leased by Charles Marriott Watson, a solicitor, and his family. The Watsons were at church when Mr Conolly from the nearby Court House Hotel saw smoke and gave the alarm. The Buninyong Fire Brigade was summoned, and when the fire bell would not work, the church bells of the Catholic and Wesleyan churches rang to call attention to the fire. The congregations rushed to help, but the building was well alight, and the whole of the building, built of stone and brick, was gutted, leaving only the bare walls. Mr Watson said neither the building - which he rented - nor the furniture were insured. The loss was estimated at £1,000, a very large sum for the period. (Ballarat Star, 7 October 1878; Argus, 8 October 1878; Buninyong Telegraph, 9 October 1878.)2 
Land-UBeac*1883John Warrington Rogers selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-70. 19a 3r 39p - Land File 2634/49.4
Crown grant on 5 Aug 1887 by J. W. ROGERS.3 
(Witness) EducationJul 1889He witnessed the education of Loris Mayne in Jul 1889; attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 9y 5m.4 
Land-UBeac*2 Feb 1893 GEM-D-70. Transfer from John Warrington Rogers to Eliza Rogers. 19a 3r 39p.5 
Land-Note*17 Jan 1894 GEM-D-69.70: LEASE granted to John Warrington Rogers.6 
Death*10 Feb 1906 5 Longfield Road, Ealing, London, England. [par John Warrington ROGERS & Rebecca STONE]7 
Death-Notice13 Feb 1906ROGERS.-On the 10th inst., at his residence, 5, Longfield-road, Ealing, John Warrington Rogers, K.C., eldest son of John Warrington Rogers, of Westminster, aged 84. Service at St. Saviour's, The Grove, Ealing, on Thursday, the 15th inst., at 12.15. Interment at Westminster Cemetery, Hanwell, 1.15.8 
Death-Notice*14 Feb 1906ROGERS.-On the 10th February, at Ealing, London, John Warrington Rogers, Esq., K.C., late of Melbourne, aged 84 years.9 
Probate (Will)*29 Mar 1906 ROGERS John Warrington of 5 Longfield-road Ealing Middlesex died 10 February 1906. Probate London 29 March to Eliza Rogers widow. Effects £832 14s. 9d.10 
Note* John Warrington Rogers KC was born on 26 May 1822 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England. He was baptized on 4 July 1822 in Westminster, London, Middlesex, England. He entered Magdelene Hall on 20 November 1846 in Oxford Unversity. John graduated on 18 December 1854 in Oxford University. County Court Judge and Judge of the Court of Mines. He lived in Stour Provost, Dorset, England in 1871. He lived Kings Council Retired from Practice in 14 Abingdon Villas, Kensington, London, England in 1901. John died on 10 February 1906 at the age of 83 in 5 Longfield Road, Ealing, Middlesex, England. He was buried on 15 February 1906 in St Saviour's Church, The Grove, Ealing, Middlesex, England. 

Family

Eliza Carter b. 1830, d. 7 Apr 1910
Child 1.William Warrington Rogers b. 1862, d. 2 Jan 1928

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Nov 1867, ROGERS.-On the 17th September, at Motcombe, Dorsetshire, England, Rebecca, widow of the late John Warrington Rogers, Esq., and mother of John Warrington Rogers, Esq., of Buninyong.11
  • 4 Jan 1888, Stolen from Warrington Rogers, Esq., Q.C., Beaconsfield, on the 11th instant, a Chesnut mare, 15 hands high, branded MD near shoulder, hind feet white, white face, short tail, apparently in foal, very quiet. Value £15. -O.9515. 24th December 188712
  • 20 Mar 1889, CORRESPONDENCE. From Judge Rogers, Beaconsfield. In reference to road through C. Albers' Councillor Goff moved and Councillor Bourke seconded that the survey ... and comments be forwarded to Judge Rogers.-Carried.13
  • 8 Aug 1893, THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL. A letter was read from Mr. J. Warrington Rogers, one of the law lecturors, resigning his position as from 31st December next, as he was about to leave on a trip for England. On the motion of Dr. Morrison, the resignation was accepted with regret, and appreciation was expressed at the manner in which Mr. Rogers had performed his duties.14
  • 14 Feb 1906, A cable message has been received from London announcing that Mr John Warrington Rogers died at Ealing on Saturday, at the age of 84 years. Before constitutional government was granted to Tasmania, Mr Rogers was appointed in England as Solicitor-General for that colony. This appointment he relinquished without compensation when constitutional governemnt was granted, and he was returned at the head of the poll for Launceston, being enrolled as the first member of a Tasmanian Parliament. Afterwards Mr Rogers came to Victoria and for about 20 years he was a County Court judge. He was also a judge of the Court of Mines. Mr Rogers was one of the victims of Black Wednesday, in 1878, but after the political crisis was over he was reappointed to the bench. As, however, the Ministry refused to make the tenure of office for the County Court bench the same as that for the Supreme Court, Mr Rogers gave up judgeship, and resumed practice at the bar. As a judge he was dignified and refined. He took considerable interest in church and educational questions, and in 1881 the O'Loghlen Government induced him to accept the chairmanship of the Royal commission which it appointed to inquire into the working of the Education Act. In 1893 he left for England, where he resided until his death. He has left a widow and five sons, Messrs John, Harry, William, James, and Arthur Warrington Rogers, all of whom are at present in Australia-and four daughters.15
  • Feb 1906, Mr. John Warrington Rogers, K.C., who was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1846, died on Saturday at his residence, Longfield-road, Ealing, aged 84. Some years after his call Mr. Rogers emigrated to Tasmania and was Solicitor-General in the first Ministry formed in the colony under responsible Government, from December, 1856, to February, 1857. In 1858 he was appointed a County Court Judge in Victoria and held that position for many years until his retirement on a pension. In 1878 he took silk and in the same year he was appointed a Law Lecturer at Melbourne University. He was president of the Royal Commission on Education appointed by the Victorian Government during the Premiership of Sir Bryan O'Loghlen.16

Australian Dictionary of Biography

John Warrington Rogers (1822-1906), barrister and judge, was the son of John Warrington Rogers of London, and his wife Rebecca. His father and grandfather were solicitors. Rogers entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1844 (M.A., 1854); he was a member of the Middle Temple from June 1843 and was called to the Bar on 20 November 1846. In 1848 with Henry Riddell he compiled an index to public statutes, and in 1850 published in London a work on the County Court Extension Act.
Described as having 'a character without reproach and [of] perfect competency' Rogers was offered in November 1854 the post of solicitor-general of Van Diemen's Land at a salary of £600. Despite good prospects in England he accepted, probably because of impressions of the colony 'imbibed, when a Boy from an Uncle who made a fortune there'. He arrived at Launceston on 4 August 1855 via Melbourne, took his seat in the Legislative Council as an official nominee and was admitted to the Tasmanian Bar on 7 August. On 19 December he accepted the consolidated posts of solicitor-general, crown solicitor and clerk of the peace on condition that it was a permanent appointment free of political changes; he took up duties in March 1856 but in September won Launceston in the new House of Assembly. He was solicitor-general in the Champ ministry, but in February 1857 declined office in the new government. He continued to be vocal in parliament but settled in Melbourne and in October resigned his seat.
Rogers was admitted to the Bar in Victoria and on 7 January 1858 was appointed a County Court judge and judge of the Court of Mines for the Ballarat district at a salary of £1500. In January 1878 he was a victim of Berry's 'Black Wednesday' retrenchments but in early February he was reappointed, only to resign at the end of June when the ministry refused to make the tenure of office for the County Court the same as for the Supreme Court. As a judge he was remembered as 'dignified and refined'. On 2 July he became a Q.C., practised at the Victorian Bar and in 1880 was a member of the royal commission into the constitution of the Supreme Court. He published articles, mostly on legal topics, in the Melbourne Review and the Victorian Review.
Active in Anglican affairs Rogers was also interested in education. In 1869-70 he had drafted the constitution of the Ballarat School of Mines and served as its first vice-president in 1870 and as trustee and council member in the 1880s. He was a member of the Council of the University of Melbourne in 1861-81 and in 1881-93 lectured on the doctrines of equity and the general principles of procedure. In 1881 he was appointed to the royal commission on education, serving as chairman from December 1881 until February 1884 when he went to Hobart to act as puisne judge of the Supreme Court. His draft report, submitted before he left Melbourne, was so amended by some of the commissioners that Rogers dissociated himself from it and made a separate report with special recommendations for Roman Catholic schools. Neither report was acted on.
After a year in Tasmania Rogers returned to the Victorian Bar. His public lecture at the Wilson Hall in October 1888 on imperial federation was published in pamphlet form. In September 1893 he retired to England, where he died at Ealing on 10 February 1906. He was survived by his wife Eliza, née Carter, whom he had married on 10 July 1856 at New Town, Tasmania, five sons (all then living in Australia) and four daughters.17

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier (Hobart), 11 Jul 1856, p2.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~buninhis/newsletters/oct_06.htm
    Article contains a photo of Judge Warrington Rogers house. cf Photo of Brim Brim c. 1900, from Buninyong and District Historical Collection, no. 2003-1108.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2634/49.4 JOHN WARRINGTON ROGERS GEMBROOK 70 D 19--3--39 1883 - 1887 VPRS 5357/P0000/3742.
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian Warrington Rogers, County Court Judge, previous private school.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 - Eliza Rogers wife of John Warrington Rogers of Toorak Road South Yarra one of Her Majesty's Counsel.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 + 1989-626 - Lease from William Warrington Rogers to John Warrington Rogers #6220.
  7. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Times (London), 13 Feb 1906.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Feb 1906, p1.
  10. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Nov 1867, p4.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 4 Jan 1888, p5.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 20 Mar 1889, p2.
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 8 Aug 1893, p7.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Feb 1906, p7.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - unknown newspaper.
  17. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Finlay, H. A., 'Rogers, John Warrington (1822–1906)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/rogers-john-warrington-4498/…, accessed 1 June 2012.
    Select Bibliography
    J. L. Forde, The Story of the Bar of Victoria (Melb, 1913)
    A. Dean, A Multitude of Counsellors (Melb, 1968)
    Votes and Proceedings (Legislative Assembly, Victoria), 1884, 3 (47)
    Australasian Sketcher, 16 May 1882
    Advocate (Melbourne), 17 Feb 1883
    Argus (Melbourne), 14 Feb 1906
    'Obituary', Times (London), 13 Feb 1906, p 12
    GO 1/95/14 (Archives Office of Tasmania).
Last Edited24 Feb 2017

Eliza Carter

F, #4726, b. 1830, d. 7 Apr 1910
Married NameRogers. 
Birth*1830 New Town, TAS, Australia. 
Marriage*10 Jul 1856 Spouse: John Warrington Rogers. New Town, TAS, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Jul 1856MARRIAGE. At St John's, New Town, by the Lord Bishop of Tasmania and the Rev. T. J. Ewing, JOHN WARRINGTON ROGERS, ESQ., Solicitor-General, to ELIZA fourth daughter of W. Carter, Esq., New Town Park.1 
Land-UBeac*2 Feb 1893 GEM-D-70. Transfer from John Warrington Rogers to Eliza Rogers. 19a 3r 39p.2 
Land-UBeac*2 Feb 1893 GEM-D-70. Transfer from Eliza Rogers to William Warrington Rogers. 19a 3r 39p.3 
Land-Note*17 Jan 1894 GEM-D-69.70: Mortgagee: William Warrington Rogers. Discharged 17 April 1918. Mortgagor was Eliza Rogers.4 
Widow10 Feb 1906She became a widow upon the death of her husband John Warrington Rogers.5 
Death*7 Apr 1910 Mentone, France. 
Death-Notice*9 Apr 1910ROGERS. —On the 7th April, at Mentone, South France, Eliza, widow of the late John Warrington Rogers, K.C.6 
Death-Notice12 Apr 1910The death was announced in Melbourne on Saturday morning of Mrs. Warrington Rogers, widow of the late Judge Rogers. Mrs Rogers died at Mentone, in the south of France, on Thursday. Mrs. Rogers's father was the late Mr. William Carter, M.L.C. (Tasmania), first Mayor of Hobart Town, and representative of Tasmania at the first Intercolonial Federal Conference. She was born at New Town, Tasmania, in 1830. Two af her sons, Messrs. William and Arthur Warrington Rogers, are practising its solioitors in Melbourne. Another, Mr. J. C. Warrington Rogers, is well known in Melbourne.7 

Family

John Warrington Rogers b. 26 May 1822, d. 10 Feb 1906
Child 1.William Warrington Rogers b. 1862, d. 2 Jan 1928

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier (Hobart), 11 Jul 1856, p2.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 - Eliza Rogers wife of John Warrington Rogers of Toorak Road South Yarra one of Her Majesty's Counsel.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 - William Warrington Rogers of 40 Temple Court Melbourne Barrister and Solicitor.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 + 1989-626 - Mortgage No 154092 - discharged 17 Apr 1918.
  5. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Apr 1910, p13.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart) 12 Apr 1910, p5.
Last Edited24 Feb 2017

William Warrington Rogers

M, #4732, b. 1862, d. 2 Jan 1928
Father*John Warrington Rogers b. 26 May 1822, d. 10 Feb 1906
Mother*Eliza Carter b. 1830, d. 7 Apr 1910
Land-Note* Rated for GEM-D-69.70 & GEM--86A until 1916/17 - but rates were unpaid. 1917/18 lists W & B Armstrong for 55 acres, who paid £15.10.9 for arrears and £8.5.3 for interest - same amount of interest still outstanding.
1919/20 Armstrong H & B
1923/24 H E Armstrong 430 Lt Collins St 57a
GEM-D-68.69.70 N16
1924/25 D-68 crossed out 40a N16
1927/28 40a N16
1929/30 H E Armstrong 40a GEM-D-69.70 N15. 
(Witness) Probate (Will)Witnessed the will of David Boyd.1 
Birth*1862 
Land-UBeac*29 Mar 1883William Warrington Rogers selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-69. 19a 2r 13p - Land File 2635/49.4. Crown grant issued on 14 Nov 1887 to W. W. ROGERS.2 
Land-UBeac*2 Feb 1893 GEM-D-70. Transfer from Eliza Rogers to William Warrington Rogers. 19a 3r 39p.3 
Land-Note*17 Jan 1894 GEM-D-69.70: Mortgagee: William Warrington Rogers. Discharged 17 April 1918. Mortgagor was Eliza Rogers.4 
Land-Note*17 Jan 1894 GEM-D-69.70: LEASE granted to John Warrington Rogers.5 
Land-UBeac9 May 1906William Warrington Rogers selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-68A. Applies for Agricultural Allotment (non-residence). Appears at local land board 12 June 1906. Notes of evidence: Solicitor. South Melbourne. Single. Selected 20 ac Gembrook now freehold + 20 ac purchased used as residence occasionally. The land was at one time used for orchard purposes of no value now. I have had tenants but the land is not sufficient to use it to profitable advantage. Will comply means (?) Pay survey fees.6 
Land-Note19 Oct 1906 GEM-D-68A: Report by Constable A B Steele: There are no improvements of any value on this land. There has been some fencing done many years ago, it is all broken down + partly burned by bush fires and is now of no value.7 
Land-Note10 Feb 1908 GEM-D-68A: In reply to the enquiry contained in your letter of the 5th instant, I have to inform you that I have had the whole area ring-barked and all the small growth taken out. I have also arranged to have the western boundary fenced - the other three boundaries are fenced. W Warrington Rogers.8 
Land-Note20 Jan 1909 GEM-D-68A: To W. H. Luly, Bailiff for Crown Lands, Preston.
Sir, I must apologise for not having written and given you the information asked for sooner. I have not had the Western Boundary fenced yet, and do not propose doing so just yet unless it is essential to do so. The whole area has been ring-barked, and up to the present I have spent between ten and twelve pounds in ring-barking, taking out young growth, picking up stacking and burning. Yours truly W Warrington Rogers.8 
Land-Note4 May 1909 GEM-D-68A: To W. H. Luly, Bailiff for Crown Lands, Preston.
Sir, In reference to my block at Upper Beaconsfield. I have written for an estimate for the fencing of the west-boundary. The block is fenced with 5 wires and posts on the east and south boundaries and post and rail and 3 wires in the South boundary. I am also having an estimate for strengthening the south east and north boundaries. Immediately I get the estimate I will have the work done and notify you. Yours faithfully W Warrington Rogers.8 
Marriage*15 Dec 1909 Spouse: Florence Lucy Gill. St Peter's Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M7370.9
Marriage-Notice*5 Feb 1910ROGERS-GILL.—On the 15th December, 1909, at St Peter's, East Melbourne, by the Rev E S Hughes, William Warrington, the third son of the late John Warrington Rogers, K C., to Florence Lucy, the second daughter of Frank Lloyd Gill, of Castlemaine, inspector of post offices.10 
Land-Note19 Jul 1910 GEM-D-68A: Secretary for Lands, Land Department, Melbourne.
Sir, re 18806/50. Your letter of 7th instant to hand. In reply thereto I beg to inform you that I have not abandoned the land in question. I will send the amount of rent due at the end of the month and otherwise fulfil the conditions of my licence. Trusting that this will suffice. I have the honour to be yours obediently. W Warrington Rogers.8 
Land-Note19 Aug 1910 GEM-D-68A: Secretary for Lands, Land Department, Melbourne.
Sir, re 18806/50. Your letter of 17th inst to hand. I now forward cheque for £1:19:6 rent and extremely regret that I should have overlooked my promise herein. I have the honour to be yours obediently. W Warrington Rogers.8 
Land-Note20 Jun 1911 GEM-D-68A: W Warrington Rogers fails to appear at the local land board for the second time. Recommended that license be cancelled and land be made available for selection.7 
Land-UBeac*17 Apr 1918 GEM-D-69.70. Transfer from William Warrington Rogers to Henry Edward Beamish Armstrong. Caveat lodged 8 Jan 1906 - lapsed 17 Apr 1918.11,12 
Death*2 Jan 1928 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D2748 (Age 66) [as RODGERS].13 
Death-Notice*3 Jan 1928ROGERS.-On the 2nd January, at his late residence, Dorcas street, South Melbourne, William Warrington, beloved husband of Florence Lucy, and third son of the late Judge Rogers, and brother of John Warrington (Darwin) and James Charles Warrington (Sandringham).
ROGERS.- The Friends of the late Mr. WILLIAM WARRINGTON ROGERS are informed that his remains will be interred in the Brighton Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, 263 Dorcas street, South Melbourne, THIS DAY (Tuesday, January 3), at 2 p.m.14 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Aug 1893, Mr W. Warrington Rogers, one of the candidates for the vacant seat in the Berwick Council, who has been personally canvassing in the district, explained his views on main roads and other matters of importance to the district at a meeting hold at Mr Lennie's Pine Grove Hotel a few nights since.
    Mr Warrington Rogers, one of the candidates for the Beaconsfield Riding of the Shire of Berwick, addressed a meeting of the ratepayers at the Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, on Friday night last and was well received. The chair was occupied by Mr Beattie. Mr Rogers expounded his views very clearly and was listened to attentively.15
  • 23 Aug 1893, SHIRE OF BERWICK To the Ratepayers of Beaconsfield Riding. Ladies and Getlemen. I compliance with a requisition from a Iarge number of fellow ratepayers. I have the pleasure to announce myself a Candidate for the representation of this Riding in the Berwick Council. Should you do me the honor to elect me, I pledge myself to use my every endeavor to promote your interests, and that of the Shire generally. Good main roads a first consideration. Yours faithfully, W. WARRINGTON ROGERS. Upper Beaconsfield. August 8th,1893.16
  • 30 Aug 1893, The contest between Messrs Rogers, Gower and Turnbull for the Beaconsfield riding, resulted in the latter being elected by a majority of 33 votes. Mr Turnbull's return greatly pleases the Gembrook people, who have been with out a resident representative for some time. We are informed that he has purchased a quantity of land previously in the occupation of Mr Crichton, and therefore has a large stake in the district.
    Beaconsfield Riding
    Upper Beaconsfield. - Gower, 3; Rogers, 36; Turnbull, 8
    Gembrook West - Gower, 0 Rogers, 5, Turnbull, 46.
    Lower Beaconsfield - Gower, 39; Rogers, 14, Turnbull 27;
    Mr. Turnbull was returned by a majority of 33 votes.17
  • 3 Jan 1928, Very many old friends and sporting comrades, as well as those whose business has taken them to the South Melbourne Court in the last 20 years, will regret to learn of the death of Mr William Warrington Rogers, BA, LLB. Mr Rogers, who had been seriously ill for many months, died yesterday morning at his residence, Dorcas-street South Melbourne. He was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School from 1876 to 1879. He was a prefect and a member of the cricket, football and athletic teams. Among those who entered the school on the same day were Mr Vivian Tanner, of the Licences Reduction Board; Dr J E Barrett, a member of the seventh Australian eleven; and the Rev Canon Snodgrass. On leaving school he qualified as a lawyer, graduating LL B at the Melbourne University in 1886. He practised as a solicitor for many years, and was well known in the South Melbourne Court. Mr Rogers, who was the third son of Judge Warrington Rogers, QC, was a well known athlete, playing in the Essendon football teams for many years, and subsequently with the University. He was a noted runner, and in his day was regarded as one of the fastest sprinters in Australia. His greatest athletic triumph was his Melfort Handicap victory, run at Pascoevale nearly 40 years ago, among his opponents being some of the best runners in Australia. He was the first secretary of the Old Melburnians, and one of the founders and first vice presidents of the Bank Officials' Association. Mr Rogers leaves a widow. The funeral will leave his late residence, Dorcas street, South Melbourne, for the Brighton Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon.18

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1081; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 629.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2635/49.4 - no letters in selection file.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 - William Warrington Rogers of 40 Temple Court Melbourne Barrister and Solicitor.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 + 1989-626 - Mortgage No 154092 - discharged 17 Apr 1918.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 + 1989-626 - Lease from William Warrington Rogers to John Warrington Rogers #6220.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 14299/19 - William Warrington Rogers Solicitor 9 Post Office Place South Melbourne. Owns 40 acres Allotments 69 + 70 Section D Parish of Gembrook.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 14299/19.
  8. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 14299/19 - letter by W Warrington Rogers.
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Feb 1910, p13.
  11. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1917/18 lists W & B Armstrong for 55 acres, who paid £15.10.9 for arrears and £8.5.3 for interest - same amount of interest still outstanding.
    1919/20 Armstrong H & B
    1923/24 H E Armstrong 430 Lt Collins St 57a GEM-D-68.69.70 N16
    1924/25 D-68 crossed out 40a N16
    1927/28 40a N16
    1929/30 H E Armstrong 40a GEM-D-69.70 N15.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1949-704 + 1989-626 - Henry Edward Beamish Armstrong of Chancery Lane Melbourne Accountant.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jan 1928, p10.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 16 Aug 1893, p2 Todea Africana & Local Intelligence.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 23 Aug 1893, p2.
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 30 Aug 1893, p2.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jan 1928, p8.
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