Pauline Carol Jessie Chase

F, #4741, b. 27 Oct 1852, d. 18 Jul 1938
Father*Rev Canon Septimus Lloyd Chase b. 17 Jul 1819, d. 3 Aug 1895
Mother*Eleanor Sophia Purvis b. 1822, d. 4 May 1866
Probate (Will)* Pauline C J French. Married. East Kew. 18 Jul 1938. 297/965.1 
Married NameFrench.2 
Birth*27 Oct 1852 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B25729 & #B25868.3 
Land-UBeac*30 Apr 1897 GEM-D-45. Transfer from Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase to Pauline Carol Jessie Chase Rev Edward Selwyn Chase. 75a 3r 31p.4 
Marriage*25 May 1897 Spouse: Arthur Forster French. Christ Church, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #M2000.2
 
Marriage-Notice*12 Jun 1897FRENCH-CHASE.—On the 25th May at Christ Church, Geelong, by the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Melbourne, assisted by the Rev. Canon Goodman, M. A., and the Rev. A. Pelham Chase. B.A., Arthur Forster, second son of the late John French, major, Hon. East India Company's Service (14th Bengal Native Infantry), to Pauline Caroline Jessie, daughter of the late Rev. Canon Chase, M.A., incumbent of St John's Melbourne.5 
Land-Note*12 Apr 1907 GEM-D-45: Transfer of Pauline Carol Jessie French's share in the property to her brother Rev Edward Selwyn Chase.6 
Death*18 Jul 1938 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D6200 (Age 85.)7 
Death-Notice*20 Jul 1938FRENCH - On the 18th July 1938 at Mountfield private hospital, Camberwell Pauline Caroline Jessie, elder daughter of the late Rev Septimus Lloyd Chase MA (Cam) (Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne) for 41 years the loving and loved wife of Arthur Forster French, 14 Dean street, Kew E4, aged 85 years.
FRENCH.- The funeral of the late Mrs PAULINE CAROLINE JESSIE FRENCH will leave St. Hilary's church, John street, Kew, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 20th July) after a service commencing at 11 o'clock, for the Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton, arriving at 12 o'clock.8 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1724-654 - Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase to Pauline Caroline Jessie Chase of Eltham Spinster and Edward Selwyn Chase of Healesville Clerk in Holy Orders - as tenants in common - C/T 2656-056.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jun 1897, p1.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2656-056 - As to one undivided half part - Pauline Caroline Jessie French formerly Chase to Edward Selwyn Chase of Apollo Bay Clerk in Holy Orders- C/T 3192-326.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jul 1938, p12.
Last Edited13 May 2016

Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase

M, #4742, b. 15 May 1854, d. 23 Mar 1898
Father*Rev Canon Septimus Lloyd Chase b. 17 Jul 1819, d. 3 Aug 1895
Mother*Eleanor Sophia Purvis b. 1822, d. 4 May 1866
Birth*15 May 1854 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B1891.1 
Land-UBeac*5 Aug 1883 GEM-D-45. Transfer from Johann Frederick Wilhelm Aurisch to Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase. 75a 3r 31p.2 
Marriage*8 Aug 1885 Spouse: Fanny Emily Ker. Trinity Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3885.1
 
Marriage-Notice*13 Aug 1885CHASE-KER.—On the 8th inst, at Trinity Church, East Melbourne, by the father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev A P Chase, B.A., Charles Lloyd Purvis, eldest son of the Rev. Canon Chase M.A. St John's Church, to Fannie Emily, third daughter of the late William Leyden Ker, of Killingworth, Yea.3 
Land-Note*23 Aug 1890 GEM-D-45: Mortgagee: The Bank of Australasia. Discharged 29 Jul 1891. Mortgagor was Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase.4 
Land-Note*29 Jul 1891 GEM-D-45: Mortgagee: Rev Canon Septimus Lloyd Chase. Discharged 30 Apr 1897. Mortgagor was Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase.5 
Land-UBeac*30 Apr 1897 GEM-D-45. Transfer from Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase to Pauline Carol Jessie Chase Rev Edward Selwyn Chase. 75a 3r 31p.6 
Death*23 Mar 1898 Windsor, VIC, Australia, #D4405 (Age 43.)7 
Death-Notice*24 Mar 1898CHASE.-On the 23rd of March at his residence, Mannersville, Punt road, Windsor, Charles Lloyd Purvis, eldest son of the late Rev. Canon Chase, M. A., in his 44th year.8 
Probate (Will)*3 Mar 1899 70/280. Does not own any real estate in Upper Beaconsfield at the time of his death.9 

Family

Fanny Emily Ker b. 1858, d. 1927
Child 1.Charles Mulso Compigne Chase b. 1888, d. 1951

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1392-264 - Friedrich Wilhelm Aurisch to Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase of Drummond Street Carlton - C/T 1724-654.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Aug 1885, p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1724-654 - Mortgage No 115766 - discharged 29 Jul 1891.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1724-654 - Mortgage No 126323 - discharged 30 Apr 1897.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1724-654 - Charles Lloyd Purvis Chase to Pauline Caroline Jessie Chase of Eltham Spinster and Edward Selwyn Chase of Healesville Clerk in Holy Orders - as tenants in common - C/T 2656-056.
  7. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "registered Prahran."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Mar 1898, p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
Last Edited13 May 2016

Sophia Louisa Chase

F, #4743, b. 16 Feb 1856, d. 2 Jul 1937
Father*Rev Canon Septimus Lloyd Chase b. 17 Jul 1819, d. 3 Aug 1895
Mother*Eleanor Sophia Purvis b. 1822, d. 4 May 1866
Married NameHutchinson.1 
Birth*16 Feb 1856 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B772.1 
Marriage*12 Jul 1881 Spouse: William Hutchinson. St John's Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3129.1
 
Marriage-Notice*16 Jul 1881HUTCHINSON-CHASE. -On the 12th inst., at St. John's Church, Melbourne, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop, assisted by the Rev Canon Bromby, D.D., and other clergymen, William Hutchinson, civil engineer, youngest son of the Rev W. Hutchinson, B.A., to Sophia Louisa, youngest daughter of the Rev. Canon Chase, M.A.2 
Death*2 Jul 1937 Killara, NSW, Australia.3 
Death-Notice*5 Jul 1937The death occurred at Killara (NSW) on Friday of Mrs H Hutchinson, a daughter of the late Canon Chase of Melbourne. Mrs Hutchinson was born in Melbourne while her father was vicar of St Paul's Church which preceded St Paul's Cathedral. He was at St Paul's for 25 years and in 1877 transferred to St John's, Latrobe street where he was vicar until 1894. He died in 1895. A brother of Mrs Hutchinson the Rev A P Chase, is living in retirement in Williams road, Toorak.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jul 1881, p1.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jul 1937, p10.
Last Edited13 May 2016

Lloyd Heber Chase

M, #4744, b. 17 Dec 1859, d. 17 Nov 1940
Father*Rev Canon Septimus Lloyd Chase b. 17 Jul 1819, d. 3 Aug 1895
Mother*Eleanor Sophia Purvis b. 1822, d. 4 May 1866
Birth*17 Dec 1859 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B18030.1 
Marriage*25 Feb 1891 Spouse: Grace Nightingale. Richmond near Nelson, New Zealand, #M3524.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Apr 1891CHASE — NIGHTINGALE. —On the 25th February, at Richmond, near Nelson, New Zealand, by the Ven. Archdeacon Mules, Lloyd Heber Chase, Victorian Railways, third son of Canon Chase, of St. John's, Melbourne, to Grace, daughter of the late Rev. George Nightingale, rector of Holcombe, England.2 
(Witness) Land-Note30 Apr 1897 Arthur Pelham Chase of Eltham Clerk in Holy Orders and Lloyd Heber Chase of "Woodlands" Leslie Street Essendon Civil Engineer are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executors to whom probate of the will of Septimus Lloyd Chase who died 3rd August 1895 was granted on 29 Aug 1895.4 
Death*17 Nov 1940 Chertsey, England.5 
Death-Notice*22 Nov 1940CHASE-On November 17 at his residence Southwood, Chertsey, England, passed peacefully away, Lloyd Heber Chase, M.A., third son of the late Rev Canon Chase M.A. in his 81st year.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Apr 1891, p1.
  3. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1347-371 - Arthur Pelham Chase of Eltham Clerk in Holy Orders and Lloyd Heber Chase of "Woodlands" Leslie Street Essendon Civil Engineer are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executors to whom probate of the will of Septimus Lloyd Chase who died 3rd August 1895 was granted on 29 Aug 1895.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Nov 1940, p4.
Last Edited13 May 2016

John French

M, #4745, b. 1805, d. 4 Aug 1859
Birth*1805 London, England. 
Marriage*2 Apr 1846 Spouse: Mary Forster. St Mark's Church, Pontville, TAS, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Apr 1846MARRIED—On the 2nd instant, at St. Mark's Church Pontville, by the Lord Bishop of Tasmania, Captain John French, of the H.E.I.C.S., to Mary, the eldest daughter of G. B. Forster, Esq., of Brooksley, Pontville.1 
Marriage-Notice*9 Oct 1846At Pontville, Van Diemen's Land, on the 2nd of April, Lieut. French, of the 14th Bengal Infantry, to Mary, eldest daughter of George B. Forster, Esq., late Commander of H. M. packet "Lapwing," on the Falmouth station, and widow of Lieut. Fortescue, formerly Commander of H. M. packet, "Nightingale," on the same station.2 
Death*4 Aug 1859 Condelo, NSW, Australia. 
Death-Notice*27 Aug 1859On the 4th instant, at Candelo, Twofold Bay, Major John French, late of the 14th Bengal Native Infantry, aged 55.3 

Family

Mary Forster b. 25 Sep 1820, d. 7 Jul 1894
Children 1.Clara Elizabeth French+ b. 16 Sep 1848, d. 10 Jun 1918
 2.Arthur Forster French b. 12 Feb 1854, d. 17 Jan 1945

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner, 11 Apr 1846, p4.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser (England), 9 Oct 1846.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston), 27 Aug 1859, p4.
Last Edited31 Aug 2015

Mary Forster

F, #4746, b. 25 Sep 1820, d. 7 Jul 1894
Married NameFortesque. 
Married NameCowper.1 
Married NameFrench. 
Birth*25 Sep 1820 Cornwall, England. 
Marriage*18 May 1836 Spouse: George Fortesque. Mylor, Cornwall, England.2
 
Widow15 Jun 1838Mary Forster became a widow upon the death of her husband George Fortesque.2 
Marriage*2 Apr 1846 Spouse: John French. St Mark's Church, Pontville, TAS, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Apr 1846MARRIED—On the 2nd instant, at St. Mark's Church Pontville, by the Lord Bishop of Tasmania, Captain John French, of the H.E.I.C.S., to Mary, the eldest daughter of G. B. Forster, Esq., of Brooksley, Pontville.3 
Marriage-Notice9 Oct 1846At Pontville, Van Diemen's Land, on the 2nd of April, Lieut. French, of the 14th Bengal Infantry, to Mary, eldest daughter of George B. Forster, Esq., late Commander of H. M. packet "Lapwing," on the Falmouth station, and widow of Lieut. Fortescue, formerly Commander of H. M. packet, "Nightingale," on the same station.4 
Widow4 Aug 1859Mary Forster became a widow upon the death of her husband John French
Marriage3 Jul 1866 Spouse: William Macquarie Cowper. St Philip's Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M474/1866.1
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Jul 1866On Tuesday, 3rd instant, at St. Philip's Church, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Sydney, WILLIAM MACQUARIE COWPER Dean of Sydney, to MARY, widow of the late Major FRENCH, H.E.I.C.S., and daughter of Commander G. B. Forster, R.N.5 
Death*7 Jul 1894 Sydney, NSW, Australia, #D921/1894 [par George B & Elizabeth A].1 
Death-Notice*9 Jul 1894COWPER.—Saturday, July 7, at the Deanery, Mary, the beloved wife of William M. Cowper, Dean of Sydney.6 

Family

John French b. 1805, d. 4 Aug 1859
Children 1.Clara Elizabeth French+ b. 16 Sep 1848, d. 10 Jun 1918
 2.Arthur Forster French b. 12 Feb 1854, d. 17 Jan 1945

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://williamsfamilytree.co.uk/tree/getperson.php
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner, 11 Apr 1846, p4.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser (England), 9 Oct 1846.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 7 Jul 1866, p1.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 9 Jul 1894, p1.
Last Edited31 Aug 2015

Arthur Forster French

M, #4747, b. 12 Feb 1854, d. 17 Jan 1945
Father*John French b. 1805, d. 4 Aug 1859
Mother*Mary Forster b. 25 Sep 1820, d. 7 Jul 1894
Birth*12 Feb 1854 Longford, TAS, Australia.1 
Birth-Notice*18 Feb 1854At Longford Hall, on the 12th instant, the wife of Captain John French, of a son.1 
Land-UBeac*b 10 Nov 1886Arthur Forster French selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-72. 20a 0r 0p - Land File 1627/49.4 Crown Grant to A. F. FRENCH on 10 Nov 1886.2,3 
Land-UBeac*24 Feb 1887 GEM-D-72. Transfer from Arthur Forster French to William Edward Morris. 20a 0r 0p.4 
Marriage*25 May 1897 Spouse: Pauline Carol Jessie Chase. Christ Church, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #M2000.5
 
Marriage-Notice*12 Jun 1897FRENCH-CHASE.—On the 25th May at Christ Church, Geelong, by the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Melbourne, assisted by the Rev. Canon Goodman, M. A., and the Rev. A. Pelham Chase. B.A., Arthur Forster, second son of the late John French, major, Hon. East India Company's Service (14th Bengal Native Infantry), to Pauline Caroline Jessie, daughter of the late Rev. Canon Chase, M.A., incumbent of St John's Melbourne.6 
Widower18 Jul 1938Arthur Forster French became a widower upon the death of his wife Pauline Carol Jessie Chase.7 
Death*17 Jan 1945 East Kew, VIC, Australia, #D677 (Age 90.)7 
Death-Notice*19 Jan 1945FRENCH.–On January 17, at his residence, Eardley, 14 Dean street, Kew, E.4, Arthur Forster, younger son of the late Major John French (Indian Army), aged 90 years. (Privately cremated January 18.)8 

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier (Hobart), 18 Feb 1854, p2.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3904
    1627/49 ARTHUR FORSTER FRENCH+ GEMBROOK 72 20--0--0. 1883 - 1886.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1878-599 - Arthur Forster French of East Melbourne Teacher.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1878-599 - William Edward Morris of Hotham Street East Melbourne Gentleman.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jun 1897, p1.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jan 1945, p2.
Last Edited8 Aug 2018

George Martakis

M, #4749, b. 14 Mar 1908, d. 21 Mar 1993
Probate (Will)* GEORGE MARTAKIS. RTD PRODUCE MERCHANT. ELSTERNWICK. 21 Mar 1993. 1073002.1 
Birth*14 Mar 1908 Agea Parsagevi, Krynis, Turkey, of Greek heritage.2,3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel2 Feb 1924. Ship from Port Said on Principessa Maria.3
 
Marriage*Aug 1934 Spouse: Vasillka May Mavromates. Greek Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M10906/1935
MARTAKIS Georgios & MAVROMATES Vassiliki May.3,4
 
Land-UBeac23 Jun 1950 GEM-C-59. Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to George Martakis. 19a 2r 27p.5 
Land-UBeac23 Jun 1950 GEM-C-60. Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to George Martakis. 19a 0r 23p.6 
Land-UBeac*23 Jun 1950 GEM-C-61. Transfer from Clifton Leopold Downey to George Martakis. 20a 0r 0p.7 
Land-UBeac13 Oct 1959 GEM-C-59. Transfer from George Martakis to Frederick James Pask. 19a 2r 27p.8 
Land-UBeac13 Oct 1959 GEM-C-61. Transfer from George Martakis to Frederick James Pask. 20a 0r 0p.9 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1959 GEM-C-60. Transfer from George Martakis to Frederick James Pask. 19a 0r 23p.10 
Death*21 Mar 1993 VIC, Australia. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1949 - 1954250 Glen Eira Road, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Vasillka May Martakis.11,12
1963286 Glen Eira Road, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Vasillka May Martakis.13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Sep 1951, Death of father: MARTAKIS -On September 9 at 23 Jupiter street Caulfield Markos the dearly loved husband of the late Effie and loved father of Artemis, George, Maria, Nick and Angelina father-in-law of Vasel, Martakis, Stelllos, Moutafls, Anastasia, Zambelas, and Helen Martakis.14

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P23, unit 300.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, owner: martakis Family Tree.
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, information from dossier re sponsoring realtives to migrate to Australia.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#M10906 registered 1935."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2149-675 - George Martakis of 390 Clarendon Street South Melbourne Wholesale Produce Merchant.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 - George Martakis of 390 Clarendon Street South Melbourne Wholesale Produce Merchant.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2212-340 - George Martakis of 390 Clarendon Street South Melbourne Wholesale Produce Merchant.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2149-675 - Frederick James Pask of "Windermere" Ferntree Gully Road Oakleigh Market Gardener.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2212-340 - Frederick James Pask of "Windermere" Ferntree Gully Road Oakleigh Market Gardener.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2177-367 - Frederick James Pask of "Windermere" Ferntree Gully Road Oakleigh Market Gardener.
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  12. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  13. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Sep 1951, p15.
Last Edited30 May 2018

Catherine Maud Susanna Williams

F, #4750, b. 1862, d. 1 Jul 1946
Father*James Williams b. 1838, d. 7 Oct 1890
Mother*Jane Frear b. 1839, d. 2 Feb 1893
Birth*1862 Belmont, VIC, Australia, #B20962.1 
Land-UBeac*b 1894Catherine Maud Susanna Williams selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-70A. 20a 0r 0p - Land File 2956/49.18
Selected by C. M. S. WILLIAMS on 20 Feb 1894 (Crown Lease prior to that). In 1894/95 rates in arrears, paid by H W Shepherd, Ext of Ext of Jas Williams.2,3 
Land-UBeac*5 Apr 1894 GEM-C-70A. Transfer from Catherine Maud Susanna Williams to Marion Jane Smith. 20a 0r 0p.4 
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Joseph Wilson Williams. VIC, Australia, #M2570.5
 
Death*1 Jul 1946 Croydon, VIC, Australia, #D20554 (Age 83) - as WILLIAMS.6 
Death-Notice*2 Jul 1946WILLIAMS.-On July 1, at Mount View street Croydon, Catherine Maud, widow of the late Joseph W Williams, late Mt Duneed, and dearly loved sister of Albert (Melbourne) and Ernest Williams (Freshwater Creek) and loving aunt of Ruth E Burns, James, Yvonne and Ivon.7 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2956/49.18.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2522-390 - Catherine Maude Susannah Williams of High Street East Prahran Spinster.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2522-390 - Marion Jane Smith wife of Louis Lawrence Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Medical Practitioner.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jul 1946, p15.
Last Edited22 Mar 2016

James Williams

M, #4751, b. 1838, d. 7 Oct 1890
Birth*1838 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: Jane Frear. VIC, Australia, #M1954.1
 
Land-UBeac*b 1890 GEM-C-70B. Transfer from James Williams to an unknown person . 19a 3r 34p - Land File 2955/49.18
Selected by J. WILLIAMS - Crown grant to Henry Wastdale Shepherd of Albert Park Gentleman as executor under the will of Jane Williams Widow deceased the executor under the will of James Williams late of Prahran aforesaid Civil Servant deceased on 20 Feb 1894.2,3 
Land-UBeac*a 1890 GEM-C-70B. Transfer from James Williams to Jane Williams. 19a 3r 34p - Selected by J. WILLIAMS - Crown grant to Henry Wastdale Shepherd of Albert Park Gentleman as executor under the will of Jane Williams Widow deceased the executor under the will of James Williams late of Prahran aforesaid Civil Servant deceased on 20 Feb 1894.3 
Death*7 Oct 1890 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D14463 (Age 51) [par Joseph WILLIAMS & Hannah WILSON].4 
Probate (Will)14 Oct 1890 43/633. Civil Servant. Land Gembrook district, held under section 49 of Land Act 1869, on which £25 has been paid for rent and improvements. Licence 1 Feb 1885 - vacant land containg 20 acres £40.5 
Probate (Will)*19 Sep 1936 281/478. ADBNWA. Civil Servant.5 

Family

Jane Frear b. 1839, d. 2 Feb 1893
Child 1.Catherine Maud Susanna Williams b. 1862, d. 1 Jul 1946

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Oct 1890, WILLIAMS. - On the 7th inst., at his residence, 541High-street, Mount Erica, suddenly, James, dearly beloved husband of Jane Williams, and late of Lands department, aged 52 years.
    The Friends of the late Mr. JAMES WILLIAMS, of the Lands department, are informed that the funeral cortege will move from his late residence, 541 High-street, Mount Erica, THIS DAY (Friday, 10th inst.), at half-past 2 o'clock, for the St. Kilda Cemetery.
    RAYBOULD BROS., Undertakers, Prahran, Armadale, South Yarra. Telephone, 17, Windsor exchange.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2955/49.18.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2523-534 - Crown grant to Henry Wastdale Shepherd of Albert Park Gentleman as executor under the will of Jane Williams Widow deceased the executor under the will of James Williams late of Prahran aforesaid Civil Servant deceased on 20 Feb 1894.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Oct 1890, p1.
Last Edited22 Mar 2016

Jane Frear

F, #4752, b. 1839, d. 2 Feb 1893
Probate (Will)* Jane Williams. Widow. Prahran. 2 Feb 1893. 281/479. Land Gembrook district, held under section 49 of Land Act 1869, on which £25 rent paid, and improvements containing 20 acres. Licence 1 Feb 1885 - Vacant land no building thereon partially priced £80.1 
Married NameWilliams.2 
Birth*1839 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: James Williams. VIC, Australia, #M1954.2
 
Land-UBeac*a 1890 GEM-C-70B. Transfer from James Williams to Jane Williams. 19a 3r 34p - Selected by J. WILLIAMS - Crown grant to Henry Wastdale Shepherd of Albert Park Gentleman as executor under the will of Jane Williams Widow deceased the executor under the will of James Williams late of Prahran aforesaid Civil Servant deceased on 20 Feb 1894.3 
Widow7 Oct 1890She became a widow upon the death of her husband James Williams.4 
Death*2 Feb 1893 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D100 (Age 54) [par James FREAR & Mary WILLIAMS].4 
Land-UBeac*12 Apr 1894 GEM-C-70B. Transfer from Jane Frear to Marion Jane Smith. 19a 3r 34p.5 

Family

James Williams b. 1838, d. 7 Oct 1890
Child 1.Catherine Maud Susanna Williams b. 1862, d. 1 Jul 1946

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2858; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 988.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2523-534 - Crown grant to Henry Wastdale Shepherd of Albert Park Gentleman as executor under the will of Jane Williams Widow deceased the executor under the will of James Williams late of Prahran aforesaid Civil Servant deceased on 20 Feb 1894.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2523-534 - Marion Jane Smith wife of Louis Lawrence Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Medical Practitioner.
Last Edited22 Mar 2016

Henry Bournes Higgins

M, #4754, b. 30 Jun 1851, d. 13 Jan 1929
Henry Bournes HIGGINS
(1851-1929)
Birth*30 Jun 1851 Newtownards, Down, Ireland.1 
Land-UBeac*b 30 Apr 1879Henry Bournes Higgins selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-52. 19ac 3r 23p - No Land File
Crown grant to H. B. HIGGINS on 30 Apr 1879.2 
Marriage*19 Dec 1885 Spouse: Mary Alice Morrison. College, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #M6618.3
 
Marriage-Notice*21 Dec 1885HIGGINS-MORRISON-On the 19th inst, at the College, Geelong, Henry Bournes, second son of the Rev John Higgins, to Mary Alice, eldest daughter of George Morrison, Esq.4 
Death*13 Jan 1929 "Heronswood", Dromana, VIC, Australia, #D1179 (Age 76) [par John HIGGINS & Anne BOURNES].1,5 
Land-Note*13 Jun 1929 GEM-D-52: Henry Bournes Higgins died on 13 January 1929. Probate has been granted to the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd. of Queen Stree Melbourne.6 
Land-UBeac*20 Sep 1938 GEM-D-52. Transfer from Henry Bournes Higgins to George Ernest Yonge. 19a 3r 23p.7 

Family

Mary Alice Morrison b. 1861, d. 8 Aug 1944
Child 1.Mervyn Bournes Higgins b. 8 Nov 1887, d. 23 Dec 1916

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Henry Bournes Higgins (1851-1929), politician and judge, was born on 30 June 1851 at Newtownards, Down, Ireland, second son of Rev. John Higgins and his wife Anne, née Bournes. John Higgins, brought up in the Church of Ireland and destined for a safe career in a bank, displeased his father by entering the Wesleyan ministry. He and Anne Higgins were devoted parents to their six sons and two daughters, who grew up in an atmosphere of evangelical piety and genteel frugality. Henry, deemed to be a 'delicate' child and inhibited by a bad stammer, was particularly dependent on his proud and ambitious mother. At 10 he was sent to St Stephen's Green (the Wesleyan Connexional School), Dublin, an austere institution which nevertheless provided the rudiments of a classical education. Ill health led to his withdrawal at 14, but he was able briefly to resume his studies at a local school at Newry. After lowly jobs in a drapery warehouse in Belfast and a merchant tailor's shop at Clonmel, Henry gained more congenial employment as a clerk in a furniture warehouse in Dublin. In 1869 the death from consumption of his elder brother James confirmed John and Anne Higgins in their resolve to migrate. A doctor recommended Victoria for its healthy climate.
The family arrived in Melbourne on 12 February 1870. Henry gained his common schools teacher's certificate and also matriculated. Working his way through the University of Melbourne (LL.B., 1874; M.A., 1876), he taught at various schools and undertook private tutoring, his pupils including sons of Andrew Chirnside and David Syme. Higgins had an outstanding record at university in languages, logic, history, political economy and in Shakespeare, being several times exhibitioner. But he committed himself to law, reasoning that it would force him to cure his stammer in order to speak in court, though when he went to the Victorian Bar in 1876 he chose equity because it would not require him to address juries.
His years at university introduced him to the great intellectual issues of the day and acclimatized him to colonial society. He was much influenced by the teaching of William Hearn in political economy and history; in particular, chapter 16 of Grote's History of Greece, in which the author analysed the decline of 'Grecian Mythes' as religious truth, shook his spiritual world 'like an earthquake'. Disturbed by the Christian concept of hell, Higgins committed his anguished doubts to a diary in cipher, and shed the simple Wesleyanism of his father. Though he came close to agnosticism, he seems to have retained some sort of religious faith; years later Garnet Portus said that he had never met anyone 'so aloof from religion in any sense of creed, whose life lay so deep in the things of the spirit'. Higgins was a foundation member of the debating society which Charles Pearson inspired. His closest friends were Alfred Deakin, Alexander Sutherland and Richard Hodgson: Catherine Deakin was to recall them as 'a brilliant quartet'.
Higgins began to prosper at the equity Bar. In 1883 he bought land on Glenferrie Road, Malvern, on which he built the mansion Doona. In 1887 when he succeeded (Sir) Thomas à Beckett as leader of the equity Bar, he was expecting to earn about £5000 a year. He did not take silk until 1903. Higgins's success was central to the family's fortunes, and enabled his younger brothers also to enter the professions, John becoming an accountant, George a civil engineer (and later associate professor at the university) and Samuel a doctor. His sister Anna was among the first women to enter the university; Ina studied at the Burnley Horticultural College and practised as a landscape gardener.
On 19 December 1885 Higgins married Mary Alice, daughter of Dr George Morrison and sister of George Ernest 'Chinese' Morrison. Mary Alice was a tall, imposing young woman described by Higgins's niece Nettie Palmer as possessing 'a prominent sense of duty combined with a sense of humour nourished by a household of brothers'. After the wedding they went on a world tour. In 1887 Mary Alice gave birth to their only child Mervyn Bournes. He was educated at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Ormond College, University of Melbourne, and Balliol College, Oxford, where he achieved more success as a rower than as a scholar. When in 1903 Higgins acquired Heronswood at Dromana, which had been built by his old teacher Hearn and later owned by his friend Sutherland, it was largely with Mervyn's enjoyment in mind.
Once his success at the Bar was established, Higgins turned to public affairs. Perhaps his first appearance on a public platform was in 1883 when John and William Redmond visited the colonies to rally support for Irish Home Rule. The Redmonds met a hostile and sectarian reception but the fear of Higgins and his colleague (Sir) Frank Gavan Duffy that they were jeopardizing their careers by appearing on the Redmonds' platform (solicitors, according to Higgins, were 'usually bitter reactionaries') proved groundless. In 1887 Higgins was prominent in a protest against the Irish coercion bill, and throughout his political career he was dedicated to the Irish cause, culminating in 1905 in his moving a resolution in the Commonwealth parliament which urged Britain to grant Home Rule.
The fact that Higgins entered politics just as Victoria's prosperity evaporated had a marked influence on the development of his outlook. In 1892 he stood unsuccessfully for Geelong. He ran again in September 1894 and was elected as a general supporter of (Sir) George Turner whose government was committed to balancing the budget, while making some gestures toward social reform. Like his mentors Hearn and Pearson, Higgins had grown up in the tradition of free-trade liberalism, but recognized that to oppose protection in Victoria was, particularly for a liberal, political folly. Although not a single taxer he had been influenced by Henry George and was an ardent supporter of the tax on the unimproved value of land, which Turner made a desultory attempt to introduce; and Higgins voted for the income tax as a financial necessity rather than as intrinsically just. In the 1890s his analysis of 'the social problem' led him to assert the need for a more positive state role in the economy. Consequently he supported the Factories and Shops Act, passed in 1896, providing for the trial introduction of a general minimum wage in some of the trades worst hit by the depression. The Act paved the way for the wages board system and stimulated Higgins's interest in industrial relations. In 1897-99 he was chairman of a royal commission on legal procedure.
In 1897, after an energetic campaign, Higgins was elected on the Age ticket as one of Victoria's ten delegates to the Australasian Federal Convention of 1897-99 which framed the Commonwealth Constitution. The great majority of delegates tended to assume that only a Federation along American lines was feasible. But to Higgins Federation was 'a mere word' and 'a mere question of a mode of government'. Although he was hardly a unificationist, he believed that Federation was 'unification for certain purposes', and once these purposes had been defined he saw no justification for the Senate being a States' House; he was one of the few delegates who opposed the equal representation of the States in the Upper House. His concern lest a written constitution became 'a dead, lifeless thing which no arts of persuasion can reach' led him to urge the need for flexibility, with a practicable means of amendment. Although some of his convention colleagues were quick to dismiss Higgins as a constitutional eccentric, his role in the proceedings was recognized as significant and often constructive. At the Melbourne session he finally carried, with Charles Kingston's help, the conciliation and arbitration amendment; while both would have preferred a much wider power for 'the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes', they realized that only a provision covering interstate disputes would win acceptance. His other major contribution reflected his concern for personal rights. When Patrick Glynn succeeded in introducing 'Almighty God' into the preamble, Higgins carried an amendment, which became section 116, preventing the Commonwealth from making any law prohibiting the establishment of, or free exercise of any religion, or the imposition of any religious observance or test.
During the convention it was by no means clear that Higgins would emerge as an opponent of the Constitution; indeed, even during the last Melbourne session he was still urging moderation on some of his colleagues. Only when the convention rose did he confess his opposition to Deakin, who persuaded him to reflect further. This delay may have been significant, because the lack of focus for opposition in Victoria helped to persuade the waverers, among whom were the Age and Premier Turner, that victory for the Federalists was certain. When Higgins did speak out he found only scattered and ill-organized allies, the most notable of which was the Trades Hall Council. In Victoria Higgins conducted a lively if fatalistic campaign, but his help was much sought after in New South Wales where opponents of the Federal enabling bill were anxious to refute the charge of provincialism. Even in final defeat Higgins feared that Australia had been saddled with a rigid and repressive Constitution. He was one of only two convention delegates to oppose the bill.
Higgins's lonely dissent over Federation made him a controversial figure in Victoria, a reputation which he soon compounded by being one of the small minority to oppose the dispatch of a contingent to the South African War in 1899. He was shocked that people could 'go into war with a light heart, and without inquiring closely into the justice of it', and objected that Imperial sentiment was being exploited to excuse the colony from making its own assessment. Higgins further isolated himself from many of his liberal friends by defecting from Turner and assisting in the defeat of his government. It was widely expected that he would be attorney-general in the ministry formed by Allan McLean in 1899, but the new premier shrank from an appointment which would have alienated many of his supporters. Two months later Higgins launched a motion of no confidence against the McLean government, but suffered parliamentary humiliation when he was deserted at the last moment by the Liberals. Thus when Higgins faced his Geelong electors in 1900 he no longer seemed the cautious progressive they had re-elected in 1897, but was easily depicted as a perverse and wayward radical. At a memorable campaign meeting he was asked why he had opposed the South African contingent, and promptly responded, 'Because I regarded the war as unnecessary and unjust'. Members of the audience immediately produced Union Jacks and the ensuing patriotic demonstration broke up the meeting. Higgins's other heresies—his anti-Federalism, secularism, support for Home Rule, even his lack of enthusiasm for protection—were all quoted against him, and he suffered a decisive though not overwhelming defeat.
Though his career in Victorian politics ended in notoriety, many in the labour movement now looked to him for leadership in preference to William Trenwith, who had supported the Constitution. In the first Federal elections Higgins stood for North Melbourne, a predominantly working-class constituency. He pledged himself to the Labor platform, though declining to join the party which nevertheless gave him tacit support. Although a Deakinite, on issues such as conciliation and arbitration, defence and White Australia Higgins was in broad agreement with the Labor party. In 1904, in what he called 'the most good-humoured crisis I have ever known', he was one of the radicals who helped bring down Deakin's government, when it shrank from bringing State railway workers within the ambit of the arbitration legislation. Labor suddenly found itself in office, and Prime Minister Chris Watson invited Higgins to be attorney-general. Feeling, as he put it to Deakin, that 'the poor fellows need encouragement', Higgins accepted, but maintained a low profile during the government's few months of office. He was angered, however, by the tactics used to eject the government: 'we came into office without cadging', he said, 'and we shall go out without cringing'.
Perhaps alone among the parliamentary 'friends of labour', Higgins defended Labor's caucus system and the party pledge, arguing that 'if they had not compelled their selected candidates to sign it, they would have had a number of false friends'. He also warned the party 'never to allow itself to be incorporated with any other party' at a time when radical protectionists, led by (Sir) William Lyne and (Sir) Isaac Isaacs, were attempting to negotiate an alliance. When asked why he did not join the Labor Party himself, Higgins was evasive, but implied that he did not attach to 'ultimate theories', by which he presumably meant socialism, the importance which Labor did. Yet Labor was hardly a socialist party, and Higgins himself was a persistent critic of the 'bourgeois principle', his political convictions reflecting an analysis of social class with at least a flavour of Marx; but perhaps his very sensitivity to class divisions helps explain his reluctance to enter the mainstream of the labour movement. Certainly, the high valuation he placed on individual conscience would have made it difficult for him to accept the constraints of caucus.
By 1906 the Labor Party in Victoria was unwilling to continue granting electoral immunity to the radical protectionists. In North Melbourne the party was deeply divided over whether Higgins should be opposed, and an agonizing decision was only avoided by the news of his appointment in October as a justice of the High Court of Australia. Higgins was appointed one day after Attorney-General Isaacs, who thus gained seniority. The new judges, whose appointments were generally well received, joined a bench composed of three other founding fathers, Sir Samuel Griffith, Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor; it was also understood that Higgins would, after a year's interval, replace O'Connor as president of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, in which capacity Higgins was to achieve his greatest fame. In his first case late in 1907 he had to decide whether manufacturer Hugh McKay was paying the 'fair and reasonable' wages to his employees required by the New Protection legislation. Wages boards and State arbitration courts had already made pronouncements about what constituted a fair minimum wage, but in his celebrated Harvester judgment Higgins seized the initiative in spelling out the rights of the worker 'as a human being in a civilized community', entitled to marry and raise a family. Having calculated a family budget for a household of 'about five persons', he settled on seven shillings a day as the minimum wage for an unskilled labourer. Although the New Protection legislation was later declared unconstitutional by the High Court—Higgins and Isaacs dissenting—Higgins continued to apply the Harvester wage as a sacrosanct minimum. In 1909 he earned the wrath of the Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd when he refused to reduce the minimum in the face of the company's threat to close its mine. As the Harvester minimum was considerably higher than that allowed by most State tribunals, trade unions sought to bring their disputes within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth court. Even the militant Tom Mann, a critic of the arbitration system, conceded that Higgins was 'sympathetic and fair-minded'. On the other hand, to Higgins's distress, employer organizations vilified the court and its president.
In 1914, feeling the stress of work, Higgins took leave of absence from his duties and travelled with Mary Alice to England; there he followed the drama of the outbreak of war with intense interest. He saw no alternative to fighting Germany, and was at first heartened by the unanimity of feeling not only in England, but in Ireland too. He was soon to become disillusioned with the rise of jingoism, and increasingly concerned with the rights of minorities. Their son Mervyn enlisted while they were in Europe; 'brave to the point of fearlessness', he survived Gallipoli, but was killed at Magdhaba, Egypt, in 1916. Mother and father were desolate. 'My grief has condemned me to hard labour for the rest of my life', Higgins wrote.
The war also destroyed the social optimism which had conditioned the growth of wage regulation. Inflation, the conscription referenda and the apostasy of Labor Prime Minister Billy Hughes combined to cause discontent in the trade unions, while employers blamed much of the unrest in the unions on what they deemed the false expectations created by arbitration itself. The Arbitration Court had already been frustrated by decisions of the High Court which created, according to Higgins, 'a Serbonian bog of technicalities'; now it also had to contend with the unpredictable policy of Hughes, who at times urged the court to discipline labour, while at other times he made hasty and irregular settlements with striking unions. From the bench Higgins publicly berated Hughes, who he believed was undermining the arbitration system: in 1920 he gave notice of his resignation as president in protest against the government's legislation providing for special tribunals. Much of the trade union movement, particularly the Australian Workers' Union and the craft unions, rallied to his support, so that when he left the court he was still, for many, 'a friend of labour'. In 1922 he published his apologia, A New Province for Law and Order, which earned him a D.Litt. from the University of Melbourne. The province survived, and Higgins is entitled to be regarded as its greatest explorer.
He remained on the High Court bench until his death in 1929. Through his arbitration years he had joined the other justices in hearing constitutional cases. Although Higgins and Isaacs were both individualists, they united in resisting the narrow federalism of Griffith, Barton and O'Connor. As the personnel of the court changed, Higgins found himself in the majority, and the 1920 Engineers' case marked the new, broader interpretation of Commonwealth power. This shift disguised the fact that Higgins had been consistent in his sympathetic interpretation of legislation, whether Commonwealth or State; he considered the court should be reluctant to pronounce either invalid. Throughout his judicial career he pursued his own distinctive path as a jurist, making his own judgments and hardly ever 'concurring' with his brothers.
Higgins maintained a broad range of cultural interests. He served on the Council of the University of Melbourne in 1887-1923, supporting the admission of female graduates to all privileges and advocating a university extension system. He was privately generous in financial support of students and in 1904 donated £1000 for a poetry scholarship. Poetry was his particular love, and Browning his favourite poet. As early as 1885 he lectured to the Melbourne University Union on 'The Muses in Australia', and he was quick to recognize the contribution of the Bulletin to Australian literature. Deakin acknowledged him as 'one of the parents; if not the chief parent' of the Commonwealth Literary Fund. His strong ties with his niece Nettie Palmer helped to sustain these Australian cultural interests. Nevertheless his interest in Ireland and Irish culture did not decline. After consulting the Irish poet 'A.E.' (George Russell) he made a £20,000 bequest to the Royal Irish Academy which was surprising to friends and family alike.
Always conscious of his childhood 'delicacy' Higgins was in adult years devoted to health and fitness. As a young man he took up a selection in Gippsland to savour something of the pioneering experience. In his early days at Doona he used to ride to St Kilda for a swim before breakfast; he was well known as a rigorous walker, and was a member of the Wallaby Club. He enjoyed conversation and debate, and the shy Irish youth became an 'eminently clubbable' man of affairs. Although critics sometimes thought him self-righteous, his friends generally did not. He delighted in the company of children, many of whom remembered him with affection. In his mature years he presented a deceptively stern image, with his balding pate, serious moustache and direct gaze. Very erect in carriage and rather formal in manner, he was a capable public speaker and lecturer, whose speech still bore the trace of a stammer, and who consequently eschewed oratorical flourishes.
On 13 January 1929 at Heronswood, Higgins went for his regular morning walk to Arthur's Seat, after which he relaxed on the porch with his books. Early in the evening he collapsed and died. The conservative Argus described him as a 'jurist and statesman', while the Trades Hall flew the Australian flag at half mast. He was buried in Dromana cemetery, with Anglican rites, under the Celtic cross which he had built to commemorate his son. He was survived by Mary Alice, and his estate was valued for probate in Victoria at £69,187.8

Citations

  1. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-520 - Henry Bournes Higgins of Melbourne.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Dec 1885, p1.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-520 - Henry Bournes Higgins died on 13 January 1929. Probate has been granted to the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd. of Queen Stree Melbourne.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-520 - George Ernest Yonge of 33 Adeney Avenue Kew Melbourne Engineer.
  8. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Rickard, John, 'Higgins, Henry Bournes (1851–1929)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/higgins-henry-bournes-6662/…, accessed 2 June 2012.
    Select Bibliography
    National Australasian Convention, Sydney, Official Record of the Proceedings and Debates (Syd, 1891)
    Australasian Federal Convention, Official Report of Debates (Adel, 1897)
    N. Palmer, Henry Bournes Higgins (Lond, 1931)
    G. V. Portus, Happy Highways (Melb, 1953)
    Parliamentary Debates (Victoria), 1899-1900, p 1777
    Parliamentary Debates (Commonwealth), 1904, pp 1224, 4185, 4794, 1906, p 5463
    Commonwealth Arbitration Reports, 1907-8, p 2
    Argus (Melbourne), 11, 18 Feb 1890, 21 Feb 1917, 14 Jan 1929
    Age (Melbourne), 30 Aug 1904
    C. G. W. Osborne, Tom Mann: His Australasian Experience, 1902-1910 (Ph.D. thesis, Australian National University, 1972)
    P. Coward, Henry Bournes Higgins and the Australian Constitution (LL.M. thesis, Australian National University, 1975)
    P. Grant, Henry Bournes Higgins, Victorian Liberal, 1851-1901 (M.A. thesis, University of Melbourne, 1975)
    Alfred Deakin papers (National Library of Australia)
    Henry Higgins papers (National Library of Australia)
    Nettie Palmer papers (National Library of Australia).
Last Edited31 Mar 2019

Mary Alice Morrison

F, #4755, b. 1861, d. 8 Aug 1944
Mary Alice HIGGINS (nee MORRISON)
(1861-1944)
Married NameHiggins.1 
Birth*1861 
Marriage*19 Dec 1885 Spouse: Henry Bournes Higgins. College, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #M6618.1
 
Marriage-Notice*21 Dec 1885HIGGINS-MORRISON-On the 19th inst, at the College, Geelong, Henry Bournes, second son of the Rev John Higgins, to Mary Alice, eldest daughter of George Morrison, Esq.2 
Widow13 Jan 1929Mary Alice Morrison became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Bournes Higgins.3,4 
Death*8 Aug 1944 Malvern Road, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D8070 (Age 83) [par George MORRISON & Rebecca GREENWOOD].4 
Death-Notice*10 Aug 1944HIGGINS.—On August 8, at Malvern road, Toorak, Mary Alice, widow of Mr. Justice Higgins. (Privately cremated.)5 

Family

Henry Bournes Higgins b. 30 Jun 1851, d. 13 Jan 1929
Child 1.Mervyn Bournes Higgins b. 8 Nov 1887, d. 23 Dec 1916

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Dec 1885, p1.
  3. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Aug 1944, p2.
Last Edited8 May 2016

Mervyn Bournes Higgins

M, #4756, b. 8 Nov 1887, d. 23 Dec 1916
Mervyn Bournes HIGGINS
(1887-1916)
Father*Henry Bournes Higgins b. 30 Jun 1851, d. 13 Jan 1929
Mother*Mary Alice Morrison b. 1861, d. 8 Aug 1944
Anecdote*Mervyn Bournes Higgins who was killed in action at Maghdaba 23 miles from El Arish on 23rd December 1916 was the son of Mr Justice Higgins. He was born in 1887 and entered the Preparatory School in 1897. Two years later he came up to the Senior School and passed matriculation, taking first class honors in French and German in 1904. After going to Melbourne University and joining Ormond College in 1905 he went to England and entered Balliol College, Oxford, in 1906. He graduated B.A. in 1910 and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. He rowed bow in the winning Oxford crew of 1910 and was captain of his College Boat Club, rowing in the Balliol Eight, head of the river in the Torpids in 1907, and stroked the crew for four years. On returning to Australian again he became Associate to his father, and in his spare time helped our rowing very much. He had just commenced practice at the Bar when war broke out. He enlisted at once, and on 3rd February 1915 was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Light Horse. His splendid character and force impressed his seniors, and he earned his promotion to Lieutenant on 1st June 1915 by sheer merit. He was all through the Gallipoli campaign, and took part in the great charge from Walker's Ridge on 7th August 1915. He was unfortunate in not securing recognition of his many splendid services. In the latter end of 1915, on Gallipoli, the Brigadier (then Colonel Antill), being asked by the G.O.C. (General Birdwood) to recommend a man of the 8th Light Horse for the Croix de Gueere (France) recommended Mervyn B. Higgins, then Lieutenant and Temporary Captain and Adjutant. General Antill says that the recommendation went astray at Headquarters. He was killed by rifle fire during the attack on the Turkish position at Maghbaba and was picked up by Keith Tolhurst (NO. 4062) and Tom Snowball (No 4031 on the School Roll). Mervyn was Captain and Adjutant of the 8th Light Horse when he was killed, having been promoted on 28th January 1916, and for his work he was Mentioned in Sir Archibald Murray's Despatches of 18th March 1917 for: "Gallant and distinguished conduct in the field and for other valuable services." He was also recommended for the Military Cross, but was killed before issue. His memory if perpetuated by the Mervyn Bournes Higgins Memorial Trophy, established by his father for competition between the colleges of the Melbourne University in the Inter-Collegiate Boat Race. The trophy is of bronze, and in addition to the trophy itself there are individual trophies for the winning crew each year.1 
Birth*8 Nov 1887 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B29844. 
Education*1897 Melbourne Grammar School Student 2900.1 
Death*23 Dec 1916 El Magdhaba, Egypt, killed in action. 

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Higgins, Mervyn Bournes (1887–1916)
General regret and deep sympathy for his father, Mr. Justice Higgins, will be felt on the death on active service of Captain Mervyn Bournes Higgins, of the 8th Australian Light Horse. Captain Higgins, who was the only child of Mr. Justice Higgins, was 28 years of age. Before enlisting as a private in the Australian Forces, early in 1915, he had entered upon the practice of his profession as a barrister, and was winning his way forward with every prospect of following in the footsteps of his father. After the outbreak of War, he enlisted as a private in the 8th Light Horse, but quickly won his way forward to commissioned rank, and at the time of his death was a captain in that force. He saw much active service in Gallipoli, where, amongst other fighting, he was one of those who went through the attack on Lonesome Pine. After the Gallipoli campaign, he returned with the Light Horse to Egypt, and was engaged in the brilliant work that has been done in pushing the Germans back from the Suez Canal.2

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://dbtw.mgs.vic.edu.au/dbtw-wpd/textbase/…
    War Services Old Melburnians 1914 - 1918, pages 32, 44, 55, 87, 148, 168, 172, 180, opp. 192, 233, 245 - includes photograph.
  2. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Higgins, Mervyn Bournes (1887–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/higgins-mervyn-bournes-14215/…, accessed 2 June 2012.
Last Edited21 May 2018

George Ernest Yonge

M, #4757, b. Sep 1885, d. 25 Apr 1946
Birth*Sep 1885 Sparham, Norfolk, England, Sep Q [Mitford] 4b 260.1,2 
Marriage*Sep 1909 Spouse: Beatrix Elsie Scollick. Kensington, London, England, Sep Q [Kensington] 1a 515.2
 
Land-UBeac*2 Jun 1938 GEM-D-69.70. Transfer from Louisa Flora Armstrong Frederick Valentine Lewis to George Ernest Yonge.3,4 
Land-UBeac*20 Sep 1938 GEM-D-52. Transfer from Henry Bournes Higgins to George Ernest Yonge. 19a 3r 23p.5 
Widower27 Jan 1943He became a widower upon the death of his wife Beatrix Elsie Scollick.6 
Death*25 Apr 1946 Mont Albert, VIC, Australia, #D4393 (age 61) [par Unknown & NORGATE].7 
Death-Notice*26 Apr 1946YONGE.—On April 25 (suddenly) at 8 View street Mont Albert George Ernest, beloved husband of the late Beatrix Elsie, loved father of Joan (Mrs R M Chapman), Colin, Barbara (Mrs A Christian) and Shirley (Mrs Leonard Nam).
YONGE.—The Funeral of the late GEORGE ERNEST YONGE will leave St. Mary's Church. Fitzroy street. Fitzroy, THIS DAY (Saturday), after a Requiem Mass commencing at 9 a.m., for the Fawkner Crematorium.8 
Land-Note*14 Jan 1947 GEM-D-69.70 GEM-D-52: George Ernest Yonge died on 25 Apr 1946. Probate of his will has been granted to National Trustees Executors and Agency of Australasia Limited of 95 Queen Street Melbourne.9,10 
Land-UBeac14 Jan 1947 GEM-D-69.70. Transfer from George Ernest Yonge to Bruce Malcolm Henderson.11 
Land-UBeac*17 Jan 1947 GEM-D-52. Transfer from George Ernest Yonge to Bruce Malcolm Henderson. 19a 3r 23p.12 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Death index states Sparham England."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1937/38 rates G E YONGE 33 .. Ave Kew.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), D-70 C/T 1949-704 - George Ernest Yonge - C/T 6202-379
    D-69 C/T 1989-626 - George Ernest Yonge of 33 Adeney Avenue Kew Engineer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-520 - George Ernest Yonge of 33 Adeney Avenue Kew Melbourne Engineer.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "place of birth London."
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Apr 1946, p2+23.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), D-70 C/T 6202-379 + D-69 C/T 1989-626 - George Ernest Yonge died on 25 Apr 1946. Probate of his will has been granted to National Trustees Executors and Agency of Australasia Limited of 95 Queen Street Melbourne.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-520 - George Ernest Yonge died on 25 Apr 1946. Probate of his will has been granted to National Trustees Executors and Agency of Australasia Limited of 95 Queen Street Melbourne. (GEM-D-52).
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), D-70 C/T 6202-379 + D-69 C/T 1989-626 - Bruce Malcolm Henderson of Rutherglen Storekeeper.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-520 - Bruce Malcolm Henderson of Rutherglen Storekeeper.
Last Edited31 Mar 2019

Frederick Wilkinson

M, #4758, b. 1815, d. 29 Dec 1891
Birth*1815 England. 
Marriage*Dec 1844 Spouse: Margaret Julia Owen. St George Hannover Square, London, England, Dec Q [St Geo Han Sq] 1 14.1
 
Widower27 Aug 1861Frederick Wilkinson became a widower upon the death of his wife Margaret Julia Owen.2 
Marriage*27 Oct 1863 Spouse: Anna Maria Laby. Christ Church, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M3465.2
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Oct 1863WILKINSON--LABY. -On the 27th inst., at Christchurch, South Yarra, by the Rev. John Fulford, Frederick Wilkinson, Esq., Master in Equity, to Anna Maria, eldest daughter of James Laby, Esq., late of Cincinatti, Ohio, deceased. No cards.3 
Land-UBeac*9 Apr 1881Frederick Wilkinson selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-51. 20a 0r 0p.4 
Land-Note*21 Jul 1890 GEM-D-51: An inspection by the Mounted Constable R Roberts found that the land was fenced (value £20.12.6. and a wattle and dab house consisting of two large rooms had been built. He valued it at about £20. The land is not cleared and is unfit for cultivation, no other improvemetns. The selector is a non-resident and it is unknown why the rent had not been paid. The applicant resides in East Melbourne.5 
Death*29 Dec 1891 San Remo, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, Dec Q [Christchurch] 2b 439 (Age 76.)2,1 
Death-Notice*2 Jan 1892DEATH OF MR. FREDERICK WILKINSON. The death is announced of Mr. Frederick Wilkinson, late master in equity, Victoria. Mr. Wilkinson died from an attack of influenza.6 
Probate (Will)25 May 1892 WILKINSON Frederick of San Remo Bournemouth esquire barrister-at-law died 29 December 1891 Probate London 25 May 1892 to Anna Maria Wilkinson widow and Reginald Wilson Pearless gentleman Effects £25,550 1s. 4d. Duplicate and Triplicate grants issued same day.7 
Probate (Will)*5 Aug 1892 49/608. Barrister at Law. Residence Sussex. No UB property listed in probate.8 
Land-Note16 Jul 1907 This block appears to be practically abandoned. Dwelling a wattle and dab - falling to pieces also sheds fences down in places stray cattle wander on it. I value the improvements as they now stand.
Dwelling - only iron on roof of any value £0.6.0
Shed - only iron on roof of any value £0.7.0
13 chain of post rail + wire inside fence £1.6.0
10 acres rung £1.0.0
about 4 acres have been cleared £24.0.0
about 36 furlong fence (?) £3.12
Total value of improvements £30.11
Parts of land fit for cultivation.5 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1908 GEM-D-51. Transfer from Frederick Wilkinson to Harold John Wilkinson. 20a 0r 0p.9 

Family 1

Margaret Julia Owen b. 1816, d. 27 Aug 1861
Child 1.Harold John Wilkinson b. 1849, d. 25 Jul 1928

Family 2

Anna Maria Laby b. 24 Apr 1824, d. 6 Dec 1905
Children 1.Frederick Wilkinson b. 28 Mar 1865, d. 14 May 1938
 2.Alexander Forbes Wilkinson b. 9 May 1867, d. 18 Nov 1925

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Mar 1863, WILKINSON.- On the 30th of December last, at his residence, Dorset-square, London, in the eighty-sixth year of his age, Edward Wilkinson, Esq., the father of Frederick Wilkinson, Esq., Master in Equity.10

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Oct 1863, p4.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 6952/19.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 6952/19 2942/49.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1892, p7 (LONDON, Jan. 1.).
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3305-892 - Harold John Wilkinson of Sale Bank Manager as Executor under the will and four codicils of Frederick Wilkinson formerly of Melbourne afterwards of Sackville Cottage East Grinstead in the County of Sussex England, but late of San Remo Bournemouth in the County of Hants Esquire Barrister-at-Law deceased.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Mar 1863, p4.
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Harold John Wilkinson

M, #4760, b. 1849, d. 25 Jul 1928
Father*Frederick Wilkinson b. 1815, d. 29 Dec 1891
Mother*Margaret Julia Owen b. 1816, d. 27 Aug 1861
Probate (Will)* Harold J Wilkinson. Ex Bank Manager. Brighton Beach. 25 Jul 1928. 223/852.1 
Birth*1849 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B26373.2 
Land-Note*10 Dec 1907 Mr F. J. [sic] Wilkinson called and stated he was sole executor of his father's will and this property had evidently been overlooked. he was prepared to pay rents and comply with all conditions. By direction of Chief Clerk withdrawn from Board to order to pay £3.5.0 (13 years nominal rent) given and also application to purchase. Mr Wilkinson says he will comply and lodge probate at once. Application to purchase attached. Mr Wilkinson states he will have to write to England for probate.3 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1908 GEM-D-51. Transfer from Frederick Wilkinson to Harold John Wilkinson. 20a 0r 0p.4 
Land-UBeac*18 Nov 1925 GEM-D-51. Transfer from Harold John Wilkinson to Alexander Forbes Wilkinson. Listed in probate as property retained - Vacant land containing 20 acres. Valued for probate purposes at £60.5,6 
Death*25 Jul 1928 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D12602 (Age 79) [par Fredk WILKINSON & OWEN].7 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1909; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 786.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 6952/19.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3305-892 - Harold John Wilkinson of Sale Bank Manager as Executor under the will and four codicils of Frederick Wilkinson formerly of Melbourne afterwards of Sackville Cottage East Grinstead in the County of Sussex England, but late of San Remo Bournemouth in the County of Hants Esquire Barrister-at-Law deceased.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3305-892 - Alexander Forbes Wilkinson not listed on title.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Alexander F Wilkinson. Esquire. Pomonal. 18 Nov 1925. 205/909. VPRS 28/P3, unit 1608; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 726.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
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Frederick Wilkinson

M, #4766, b. 28 Mar 1865, d. 14 May 1938
Father*Frederick Wilkinson b. 1815, d. 29 Dec 1891
Mother*Anna Maria Laby b. 24 Apr 1824, d. 6 Dec 1905
Birth*28 Mar 1865 Hotham Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B10288.1,2 
Birth-Notice*30 Mar 1865WILKINSON- On the 28th inst, at Hotham street, East Melbourne, the wife of Frederick Wilkinson, Esq., Master in Equity, of a son.3 
Marriage*7 Jan 1904 Spouse: Ada Mabel Lawes. St Mary's, West Kensington, London, England.4
 
Marriage-Notice24 Mar 1904MARRIAGES. WILKINSON-LAWES.—On the 7th January, at St. Mary's, West Kensington, London, Frederick, son of the late Frederick Wilkinson, master-in-equity, Melbourne, to Ada Mabel, second daughter of the late Henry Lawes, barrister-at-law, Melbourne.4 
Death*14 May 1938 Royal East Sussex Hospital, Hastings, Sussex, England.5 
Probate (Will)*15 Aug 1938 WILKINSON reverend Frederick of 29 Sedlescombe-road-south St. Leonards-on-Sea clerk died 14 May 1938 at the Royal East Sussex Hospital Hastings Probate London 15 August to Ada Mabel Wilkinson widow and Charles Glennie de Rougemont solicitor. Effects £6526 Is. 3d.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891James E le S DAWSON, 43 Splott Avenue, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales(Head of Household) Frederick Wilkinson;6

31 Mar 1901Minnie M Applewaite, The Vicarage, Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire, England(Head of Household) Frederick Wilkinson;7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Baptisms, 1848-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
    Original data: Baptism Registers. St. Peter’s Eastern Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. baptised 12 May 1865.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Mar 1865, p4.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Mar 1904, p1.
  5. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 4389; Folio: 137; Page: 50; GSU roll: 6099499."
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 2944; Folio: 82; Page: 9."
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Alexander Forbes Wilkinson

M, #4767, b. 9 May 1867, d. 18 Nov 1925
Father*Frederick Wilkinson b. 1815, d. 29 Dec 1891
Mother*Anna Maria Laby b. 24 Apr 1824, d. 6 Dec 1905
Birth*9 May 1867 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B9911.1 
Birth-Notice*27 May 1867Wilkinson. — On the 9th inst.. at Hotham-street, East Melbourne, the wife of Fred. Wilkinson, Esq., Master-in-Equity, of a son.2 
Land-UBeac*18 Nov 1925 GEM-D-51. Transfer from Harold John Wilkinson to Alexander Forbes Wilkinson. Listed in probate as property retained - Vacant land containing 20 acres. Valued for probate purposes at £60.3,4 
Death*18 Nov 1925 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D15062 (Age 58.)5 
Death-Notice*20 Nov 1925WILKINSON. On the 18th November, Alex Forbes, son of the late Frederick Wilkinson, Master in Equite, Melbourne.6 
Probate (Will)*8 Feb 1926 Alexander F Wilkinson. Esquire. Pomonal. 18 Nov 1925. 205/909.7 
Land-Note*1925 GEM-D-51: Leslie Thomas listed in Berwick Rate Book with arrears until c1937.8 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 27 May 1867, p7.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3305-892 - Alexander Forbes Wilkinson not listed on title.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Alexander F Wilkinson. Esquire. Pomonal. 18 Nov 1925. 205/909. VPRS 28/P3, unit 1608; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 726.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Nov 1925, p1.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1608; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 726.
  8. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Still in rate book up until 1936/37, c/- L C Thomas, Eltham (with arrears), gone by 1938/39.
Last Edited8 May 2016
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.