Frank Manestar

M, #451, b. 18 Jan 1913, d. 11 Aug 1946
Father*Franjo Manestar b. 27 Jan 1880, d. 6 Jan 1965
Mother*Jelena Saar
Birth*18 Jan 1913 Yugoslavia.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel25 Jan 1939 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Oronsay.1
 
Death*11 Aug 1946 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D22531 (Age 33.)2,3 
Death-Notice*12 Aug 1946MANESTAR - On August 11 (suddenly) at the home of his father Beaconsfield Upper Frank Manestar of 3 Valentine avenue Kew, and Beaconsfield Upper the dearly beloved youngest son of Frank and Jelena Manestar and loving brother of Izidor, Joe and Margaretta (deceased), aged 33 years, -Requiescat in pace
MANESTAR - Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late FRANK MANESTAR, of 3 Valentine avenue, Kew, and Beaconsfield Upper, will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church. Berwick, TOMORROW (Tuesday, August 13), at 9.30 a.m.
The Funeral will leave the church at conclusion of the Mass for the Berwick. Cemetery.
W. J. GARNAR & SON. Head office phone, Dandenong 308.4 
Probate (Will)* Frank Manestar (also known as Franz Manestar and Franc Manestar) Turner And Fitter. Kew. 11 Aug 1946. 384/936.5 

Grave

  • Plot 3-657-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Aug 1946, Sudden Passing Of Mr. Frank Manestar
    WHILE VISITING his father at Beaconsfield Upper last week-end, Mr. Frank Manestar, of 3 Valentine Av., Kew, and Upper Beaconsfield, was taken suddenly ill on Sunday morning' and died two hours later. Deceased, who was only 33, usually spent his week-ends at Upper Beaconsfield and was very popular.7
  • 3 Apr 1947, NOTICE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of FRANJO MANESTAR, also known as FRANC MANESTAR, and FRANK MANESTAR, late of 3 Valentine Street, Kew, Fitter and Turner, deceased, intestate, who died on the 11th August, 1946, has been granted to me, and Creditors, Next of Kin, and all others having claims against the Estate are required to send in particulars of their claims to the Public Trustee, No. 412 Collins Street, Melbourne, on or before the 4th June 1947, or they will be excluded from the distribution of the Estate when the assets are being distributed. C. J. GARDNER, Acting Public Trustee. Melbourne, 26th March, 1947.8

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "mother as Jelina SAAR."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Aug 1946 p15.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4444.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    3-657-A     Manestar     Frank     M     37     13/08/1946     1187
    3-657-A     Manestar     Franjon     M     84     6/01/1965     1507.
  7. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 14 Aug 1946, p16."
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times, 3 Apr 1947, p8.
Last Edited2 Mar 2017

Franjo Manestar

M, #452, b. 27 Jan 1880, d. 6 Jan 1965

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Manestar Road named after this family.
Manestar Road made about 1930 (Mick Manestar.)1
Birth*27 Jan 1880 Yugoslavia.2 
Marriage*Spouse: Jelena Saar.
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac26 May 1938 GEM-D-62. Transfer from Elizabeth Petersen to Isadore Manestar Franjo Manestar. 127a 3r 0p.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Jul 1948 GEM-D-62 (part). Transfer from Isadore Manestar Franjo Manestar to Shire of Berwick. Transfer of 3a 3r 39p to build a road through the middle of the property - becomes Manestar Road.4 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac28 Apr 1949 GEM-D-62. Transfer from Isadore Manestar Franjo Manestar to Astor Leslie John White Zenobia Martha Lena White. 123a 3r 1p (bought from Manestar on 26 Feb 1949 for £3240.5,6 
Death*6 Jan 1965 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D578 age 84 [par Stephen MANESTAR & Katherine DOMIJAN].7 
Death-Notice*7 Jan 1965MANESTAR.—On Jan. 6, at the Alfred Hospital, Frank, of 30 Church St, Carrum, loving father of Izador, Mary (dec.), Joseph and Frank (dec.) Aged 84 yrs. Rest in peace.
MANESTAR.—The friends of the late Mr. FRANK MANESTAR of Carrum are notified that his Funeral will leave our chapel, 10 Walker Street, Dandenong, TODAY (Thursday) at 3.30 pm for the Berwick Cemetery.
Garnar & Son Pty Ltd.8 

Grave

  • Plot 3-657-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia9

Family

Jelena Saar
Children 1.Isadore Manestar+ b. 21 Oct 1897, d. Mar 1976
 2.Frank Manestar b. 18 Jan 1913, d. 11 Aug 1946

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Feb 1940, No Roads Go By! We have potatoes ready to dig and orders for tons of wood but have no road out,” wrote Messrs C. Hillbrick and C. Jolly.—Crs McBride and Ure moved that the engineer report, and that council apply for an isolated settlers’ grant of £100 to enable an outlet to be provided.
    F. Manestar, of Upper Beaconsfield, was in a similar fix and appealed to council to give him an outlet.
    Councillors said that at present Manestar’s only road out was over private property.
    Cr Head: It might be cheaper to buy these settlers out than to build roads into them!
    “Better send a plane up there first of all and get an aerial survey of the country,” said Cr Gardiner jocularly.
    “It’s frightfully rough,” put in Cr Robinson.
    Council agreed to apply for an isolated settlers grant for this road also.10
  • 22 May 1940, Roadway In Dispute At Beaconsfield
    “IT might be cheaper for council to buy this settler out,” remarked Cr Head, at Monday’s meeting of the Berwick Shire Council, when a letter was read from F. Manestar, of Beaconsfield, who is seeking an outlet from his property.
    “Undoubtedly,” replied the shire president (Cr Robinson). “That’s what they’re doing in America, anyhow,” proffered Cr Head.
    Mr Manestar complained that Charlie Hillbrick had accompanied the engineer on his inspection and had got a road into his place, whereas he (the writer) had got none. The engineer, he claimed, had been misled about the ground on the side where Hillbrick wanted the road, not being flooded. Three bridges would be needed, whereas only one would be necessary on the route he advocated. Dealing with the same problem, Mr John P. Rhoden, solicitor for Mr J. Edebohls, of Narre Warren East, wrote pointing out that the statement that the Hillbrick Road outlet was constructed by the Ferntree Gully Shire was incorrect. He had been informed by Mr Heaney, engineer of that shire, that it had constructed no such road through allot. 30B, Narre Warren.
    “My client further instructs me that Berwick Shire ratepayers are trespassing through his property
    and will continue to do so,” went on the writer, “and that the statement of your engineer makes it practically impossible for him to prevent this continued trespassing without taking extensive legal
    proceedings.”

    Mr Rhoden inquired just what the position was.
    Cr Gardiner declared that the disputed road was a cutting off a Government road. Residents said it was made 30 years ago! It did not matter whether it was constructed by the Ferntree Gully Shire or not. They should clear the matter up by getting Ferntree Gully Shire to declare it a council road.
    Mr Ahern: Mr Hillbrick has already approached Ferntree Gully and been knocked back. Hillbrick says Edebohls was working on the road when it was constructed, and carried it on to his place.
    The secretary was instructed to arrange a conference with the Ferntree Gully Shire engineer, with the object of straightening out the matter.11
  • 24 Jul 1940, HILLBRICK’S ROAD SOLUTION IN SIGHT
    THE engineer reported that, in company with Cr Gardiner and Mr Heaney, engineer for Fern Tree Gully Shire, further inspection was made of the road in the Ferntree Gully Shire, leading to Hillbrick’s block on Cardinia Creek. As the existing road through Allot. 30B has now been closed, Mr Heaney suggested that the Ferntree Gully Shire might consider the construction of a new road, provided Berwick Shire would contribute towards the cost. As this is the natural outlet for ratepayers on Berwick’s side of the creek, Mr Keys recommended that the council seriously consider the suggestion.
    Cr Gardiner said that Mr Heaney’s promised estimate had not yet come to hand.
    Asked to give a snap estimate, Mr Keys said that the work should cost roughly about £60 or £70.
    Cr Gardiner thought that as these people had gone in and made their homes in unpromising country and were making good, council ought to help them along by constructing the road.
    The engineer said that by putting another 3½ chains through De Silva’s, they would be giving Manestar an outlet.
    It was resolved, on the motion of Cr McBride, that Berwick Shire offer to share the cost, and that provision also be made to give Manestar an outlet.12
  • 25 Sep 1940, You People Will Have To Fix It!
    STILL another letter was received in regard to the conflicting road desires of residents on Muddy Creek, at Upper Beaconsfield. Advancing the claims of the old road between his place and De Silva’s, Mr F. Manestar claimed that it wouldn’t cost much to put a bridge over Cardinia Creek. If council would put the road down that way he volunteered to help for a month with two horses. “Where Mr Edebohls wants it put is useless,” he wrote, “as it will cost a lot of money and there is a swampy flat of 4 chains to go through over Muddy Creek. This is covered by water every winter.”
    “You people will have to fix a road up for me,” wound up the writer,” —“otherwise I'll have to see into it, as I am stranded.”
    Crs McBride and Ure moved that the letter be received.
    “We can’t do anything until that road is fixed up,” reported the engineer.
    Cr Gardiner: Manestar would have an outlet on to the new road.13
  • 26 Feb 1941, Ferntree Gully Council Criticised For Delay
    “DODGING” PROMISE OVER UPPER BEACONSFIELD ROAD
    THAT he was waiting on the construction of the road to get his house built and to get his potatoes out, was the plea of Mr C. Hillbrick, of Glen Iris, in drawing council’s attention to the fact that no further progress had been made in regard to the promised outlet to his property at Upper Beaconsfield. He wanted to get in there to live for health reasons, he said, but he was only one of four in the locality seeking an entrance to their properties.
    His wife had seen Mr Heeny, the Fern Tree Gully Shire engineer, and he had stated that he didn’t think anything could be done until they put up £20.
    Will Put Premier On Council’s Track!
    VERY MUCH to the point was an other letter regarding the same road from Mr F. Manestar. “When do you intend to start putting the road into my property?” he demanded. “I approached you three years ago and still there is no road . . . “I will have to apply to Mr Dunstan for help if I don't get any satisfaction soon.” (Laughter)
    COUNCILLOR FINDS FAULT WITH GULLY COUNCIL OVER DELAY
    Saying that something should be done in the matter, Cr J. Gardiner said he thought the Fern Tree Gully Shire was actually dodging them. He wouldn’t be at all surprised if there was something in Mr Hillbrick’s complaint.
    Mr Keys, Mr Heeny and himself had met regarding the matter, and Berwick council had agreed to pay half the cost if Ferntree Gully would do the work. Despite that arrangement, nothing further had apparently been done. “I think something must be done,” he added. “Those people are in there and Manestar is getting a living off his place. They need an outlet.”
    At the instance of Cr Gardiner, the secretary was instructed to write and ask the Fern Tree Gully Council to expedite the carrying out of their arrangement.14
  • 26 Mar 1941, “Pocketed” Settlers At Upper Beaconsfield Still Seeking Outlet. Hold Up “Scandalous” Says Settler
    COUNCIL GETS TO WORK ON PHONE AND STARTS SOMETHING
    DOCKETED away down on Cardinia Creek, at Upper Beaconsfield are three settlers who want an outlet to enable them to get their produce out to market. The spot is so hard to reach that even councillors who made a previous inspection of the locality, jibbed at going again. To get a road into them would cost the Berwick Shire hundreds of pounds, but a less costly outlet can be obtained through the Fern Tree Gully Shire, and Berwick has been pressing for this solution for months, but without making much progress until it got on to the phone last Friday and started things moving.
    Once again council had before it another letter from F. Manestar, a Jugoslav, who has made himself a home in this isolated spot, urging council to do something. This time he had an offer to make: — "If you start a road into my place within two months I will give a month’s work with myself and two horses for nothing, but If you don’t, I won't help at all. The way we are held up is scandalous and I don’t intend to pay any more rates until the road is started. Hiilbrick and I have a lot of potatoes to cart and no way to get them out, without being
    summonsed for trespass most likely.”
    Cr Gardiner enquired if nothing further had been heard from the Fern Tree Gully Shire. Cr Robinson thought that Fern Tree Gully should be written to and asked to get on with the job. Manestar had made a wonderful offer. Cr McBride said that if Manestar got an outlet through Hillbrick’s he would be satisfied. It would cost £600 or £700 to build a proper road into these people, who had gone into such difficult country. Now they were blaming council for their own foolishness. Council would help them out if it possibly could, but it could not afford to spend hundreds on the work. Would a right-of-way through Glysman's provide a solution?
    The secretary replied that Glysman was serving in the Navy and it was difficult to contact him.
    FERN TREE GULLY'S DISCLAIMER
    Mr Ahern then lead out a letter from the Fern Tree Gully council stating that the assumption that it had committed itself to carrying out the work was incorrect. Only when Hillbrick’s" contribution of £30 to wards the work was received would it proceed further in the matter. Cr Gardiner: We’ve already offered to pay half the cost. If council pays, it’s not necessary for Hiilbrick to pay.
    Cr Greaves thought Fern Tree Gully’s proposal was quite reasonable—the two councils to share the cost over and above Hillbrick’s £30.
    BUSHRANGERS!
    “By golly, I reckon they’re bushrangers!” Cr Gardiner interjected. "We estimated the cost between £50 and £60 when we conferred with the Gully engineer on the spot. If we're agreeable to pay half why do they want to go to Hillbrick? I thing they’re dodging the whole thing. Hillbrick doesn’t concern them at all.” “Do you think Manestar would put his work into that road?” enquired Cr McBride.
    The secretary said that the writer didn’t stipulate any particular road. 'Cr Gardiner suggested that one or two councillors should go over to the next Gully council meeting and try and straighten the matter out. Supporting this suggestion, Cr Robinson said that if the road was not done soon it would not be possible to do it until next Spring.
    Mr Keys indicated that the facts as stated in F. T. Gully’s letter were correct.
    “GET ON THE PHONE”
    Crs McBride, Greaves and Gardiner acted on the secretary’s suggestion that they get on the phone with F.T. Gully and see what could be done. On their return, Cr Greaves announced that the secretary and engineer had promised that an effort would be made to fix the matter up with the riding councillors before the next meeting. If not a deputation could go over.
    Apparently the Gully officials wasted no time, for inside half-an-hour Cr McBride was called to the phone and returned with the information that the sister shire was sending an offer to
    Mr Edebohls to pay for sufficient land ito provide for a deviation giving an outlet to the three persons concerned. If this offer is not acceptable, arbitration will be suggested. If this fails, then compulsory acquisition will be resorted to.
    Fern Tree Gully, added Cr McBride, had dropped the idea of asking Hillbrick to contribute to the cost and was willing to pay half the cost of the work (including fencing) up to £70, for a road through Edebohls.’15
  • 23 Apr 1941, Outlet Road For Locked In Settlers
    COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF LAND MAY BE RESORTED TO THE VEXED QUESTION of providing an outlet road for Messrs Hillbrick, F Manestar and other settlers who have settled in difficult country down on the Cardinia Creek, was again aired when a letter was read out from the Fern Tree Gully Shire Council, stating that owing to the friction known to exist between certain Berwick Shire ratepayers who need the road, and one of their ratepayers from whom it would be necessary to acquire the land, the matter was one of considerable difficulty.
    While not wishing to shut the door on negotiations, Fern Tree Gully council advised that if Berwick Shire or the affected Berwick ratepayers could purchase or obtain the small area necessary to enable the road to be constructed, it would favorably consider bearing portion of the cost. The secretary stated that about one-fifth of an acre was required, and the suggestion was that an offer of £5 be made for the land. If this was not accepted it was proposed that Berwick council should take action to compulsory acquire the land. Fern Tree Gully would be with them in bearing the cost. “Why not leave them take the necessary steps?” queried Cr Anderson.
    The secretary: It is in their shire, but it is our ratepayers who want the outlet. “We’ve got to do it,” put in Cr Gardiner, in moving that the matter be left to Cr Whiteside and himself.
    Later, during general business the following motion was passed at the instance of Crs McBride and Whiteside: “That Mr Manestar be advised:
    (1) That this council is using its best endeavors to provide him with a road outlet across the Cardinia Creek into Fern Tree Gully Shire;
    (2) This council will form free of any costs for so doing, a road to wards Upper Beaconsfield if Mr Manestar will purchase a strip of land at least 6ft wide and will grub all such timber as might interfere with such grading.”16
  • 21 May 1941, NEW PROPOSAL TO GIVE OUTLET TO ISOLATED SETTLERS
    FOLLOWING a report by Crs Gardiner and Whiteside regarding the problem of providing an outlet for four settlers hemmed in down on the Cardinia Creek, Crs Whiteside and McBride moved that the engineer survey the necessary connecting road through the properties of Messrs De Silva, Manestar and Glismann, and report to the council on the steps necessary to acquire same.
    Later, in connection with the same matter, Crs McBride and Ure moved that a grant of £100 be solicited from the C.R.B. to help acquire, clear and form a road to supply an outlet for Messrs Edebohls, Manestar, Hillbrick and De Silva.17
  • 25 Jun 1941, CRUMBS FROM THE COUNCIL TABLE...
    BEFORE giving consideration to council’s' application for a grant for the proposed new road to serve settlers on the Cardinia Creek (Manestar’s), the CRB asked to be given further particulars.18
  • 24 Jul 1946, Berwick Council To Spend £3586 On Harkaway, Leckies’, Bald Hill & Manestar Rds.
    Post-war Grant Received For Half Cost
    RECEIVING a post-war grant of £1,793 from the Public Works Department towards the cost, Berwick Council decided last Friday to so ahead with the construction of Bald Hill Rd., Harkaway Rd., Leckie’s Rd. and Manestar’s Rd.
    The engineer explained that with the council’s contribution the total available was £3,586, divided up as follows:
    Bald Hill Rd £1,300
    Harkaway Rd £1,186
    Leckie’s Rd £400
    Manestar’s Rd £400
    In reply to Cr. Bourke Mr. Keys said that the Bald Hill job would cover the section from Kooweerup Rd. to McDonald’s Drain Rd. The money for Leckie’s Rd. would form it up from Cardinia Rd. to the creek and he thought there was something included for the bridge over Gum Scrub Creek. Cr. Bourke said he favored a concrete flood level crossing.
    “We’ve been promising ratepayers action for a long time and should push on with these two jobs,” he declared. The money available for Harkaway Rd. will enable it to be constructed practically right through.
    On the motion of Crs. Whiteside and Richardson Mr. Manestar is to be written to and informed of the grant and given two months to complete transfer of the necessary land, as promised.19
  • 23 Apr 1947, “LONG PROMISED AND SADLY OVERDUE”
    “HOPING that you will attend to this long-promised but sadly overdue matter,” was the concluding paragraph in a letter from F. Manestar, Upper Beaconsfield, in which he asked for attention to road leading to his property, and also to the bridge over Cardinia Creek. Because of the condition of both, and as the road through his property apparently would not be made for some time—although promised since before the war—he is cut off from trade, he stated, and would be unable to meet his commitments—including rates.—To be informed that council can do nothing
    to his private road, but that a tender has been accepted for his new outlet road. Council can accept no responsibility for bridge.20
  • 21 May 1947, New Road Investigated
    FERN TREE GULLY Council wrote that it would be only too pleased to co-operate in the investigation of the possibility of obtaining a connecting road linking Manestar Rd. with Wellington Rd.—The engineer reported that on May 1st he met Mr. Moore Fern Tree Gully engineer, and made an inspection of the proposed extension of Manestar Rd. to Wellington Rd., in the Fern Tree Gully Shire, Cr. Tye, who was also present, stated that his council would seek assistance from the Country Roads Board for the necessary deviation.21
  • 22 Oct 1947, Upper Beaconsfield Settler's Lament. No Road Out—And Cant Afford Auto-gyro!
    “MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN about the conditions of their roads — and perhaps they have cause for complaint,” wrote Frank Manestar, of Upper Beaconsfield, to the Berwick Shire Council, ‘but in my case I cannot complain about any road as I am not served by any road, lane, street or track!”
    “How I am supposed to make a living I do not know, but perhaps council could let me know how it could be done. I have firewood for sale but cannot get it off my property, neither can I receive stock foods. Buying an auto-gyro, is out of the question. I will have potatoes ready to dig but I will have to let them rot in the ground unless your successful tenderer for my road condescends to start the job. This road was promised immediately after the war but apparently my gift of land to the council has been overlooked. Will you please let me know how long the contractor has to start this work so I can have some idea of how long I can expect to go before I become insolvent.”
    The writer went on to say that his property, which he had made productive from poor land at great expense, was valueless without a road. “Surely a little consideration for those willing to clear bushland should be forthcoming,” he concluded. Crs. Whiteside and Richardson moved that Mr. Manestar be informed that the contract has been let and council hopes the road will be done in the future.22
  • 26 Nov 1947, Manestar’s Rd. Request
    WRITING on behalf of his neighbor F. Manestar, Upper Beaconsfield, Mr S. B. Wills-Cooke, said that as there is likely to be some delay in the commencement of the work on this road, Mr. Manestar asks if it would he possible for the council to clear a rough way out for him along the line of the new road, such work to 'be treated as part of the contract. Mr. Manestar, has shortly to deliver potatoes to the Board and has no other way of carting them, the writer said—The engineer said he was meeting the contractor next week to discuss the order of his various jobs. Reply to be sent that council is doing its best to hasten work on this road.23
  • 3 Dec 1947, Roadway and Bridge Works In The Berwick Shire
    THE FOLLOWING ITEMS are gleaned from the report of the Berwick Shire Engineer (Mr. Ron. Chambers) to the November Council meeting.
    Delayed Contracts: Completion of Harkaway Rd., Cardinia Rd., Toomuc Valley Rd. (Post-War grant), Manestar’s Rd. and Leckie’s Rd., are all considerably overdue, but could now be proceeded with. The contractor is to accompany me on an inspection during which an understanding will be reached on each job, as to what is required.24
  • 24 Dec 1947, Council Perturbed At Hold-up In Contracts
    REPORTING on Robinson and Gilmore’s Contracts for Cardinia, Harkaway, Leckie’s, Toomuc Valley and Manestar’s Roads, the engineer said.
    “On November 26th an inspection. Of these works was made in company with Mr. N. Robinson and instructions issued as to what was required to satisfactorily complete each job. By agreement with the contractor it was arranged that these contracts be completed in the following order. Harkaway Rd., Cardinia Rd., Toomuc Valley Rd., Leckie’s Rd., Manestar’s Rd., and that the work commence at an early date. An estimate of the time required for each job was discussed, and agrement reached that the last of these works, viz., Manestar’s Rd., would be commenced at the end of January or early in February. The contractor has agreed to notify me as, and when he considers each job
    complete so that a final inspection can be made. To-date I have not received any such notification.” Councillors discussed the position at considerable length. Beaconsfield Riding councillors decided to leave their three contracts in the engineer’s hands with full authority to deal with them as he thinks fit. Pakenham Riding councillors agreed if no satisfactory progress is made on their two contracts by next meeting, they be cancelled.
    Manestar’s Road
    SEEKING information about Manestar’s Rd. connecting with Boundary Rd., the Narre Warren East Progress Association asked if the contract had been let. They added the eastern end of Boundary Rd. where it falls down to Cardinia Creek is in very bad repair and local tradespeople are threatening to stop deliveries. If the road is opened up right through, the Association said it would open up quite a large tract of country for settlement. —Cr. Whiteside said the Association could help by getting in touch with Shire of Fern Tree Gully and get them to co-operate in making a good grade road right through. And that they also be informed that Manestars Rd. would probably be started in February. Incidentally it was stated that Mr. Manestar’s failure to produce his title was likely to delay the work.25
  • 21 Jan 1948, In a nutshell ... IF MANESTAR’S RD. is not commenced by the end of February the engineer was instructed to cancel the contract and call fresh tenders.26
  • 11 Feb 1948, PROGRESS REQUESTS NARRE WARREN EAST Progress Association also wrote bringing under notice: (1) Bad hole and soak on McCoomb’s Hill and on the Berwick-Emerald Road opposite 'Mr. Stephenson’s property. The engineer will give his attention to this matter. (2) Further stating that the Berwick Council advised that they intend to commence work on Manestars Rd. in February, and as this road is a continuation of the Boundary Rd., the Association requests Fern Tree Gully Council to put in order the east end of the Boundary Rd. and also open the west end on to the Mountain Flat Rd. The engineer will inspect these two items, and report back to council at the next meeting.27
  • 24 Mar 1948, Manestar’s Rd. Again
    “NOW THAT work has been started on Manestar’s Rd. I would like to know when the contractor intends to resume?,” wrote Mr. Manestar. “Up till March 6th two days work has been done and the resultant mess is unusable. Under the agreement I made regarding a gift of land to council the road was to be completed within 12 months after the war. If the contract is not completed within the next few months I will feel justified in seeking legal advice. The strip of land (now by-passed), which was to have been part of the road was also promised to me rate free, but I am still being
    rated for it. I am prepared to buy the land if council will allow the sale, otherwise I will fence it off and allow it to be over-run by blackberries which are floiudshing on the adjoining property and threaten to encroach on my property. If you can find the energy to instruct the owner to remove this
    menace your efforts would be appreciated."
    Cr. Whiteside said that Mr. Manestar had only been told that council had no objection to him putting a fence on the north side. He was given no guarantee that work on the road would be completed within 12 months of the end of the war. Mr. Manestar
    had himself been a little lax regarding lodging his title.
    Cr. Greaves: It is four years since we’ve been down on that job!
    On the motion of Crs. Whiteside and Richardson the letter was received.28
  • 12 May 1948, Shire Of Berwick. TENDERS are invited and will be received at the Shire Office, Pakenham East until 10 a.m. on FRIDAY, May 21st, for the following works: 4PW/46. —Forming and grading 5,800 ft., Manestar Rd.
    K. A. McKAY, Shire Secretary.29
  • 26 May 1948, Contractor Gets 6 Jobs
    M. DUNNING was the successful tenderer for six of the seven jobs let. His tenders were recommended for the following works: Hoyle’s Rd. £80, Huxtable Rd. £220, Cardinia Rd. £358/7/-, completion of Toomuc Valley Rd. £87, 600 yds. filling at Railway Park £150, completion of Leckie Rd. £102/16/-.
    W. L. SIPPO (£116) was the successful tenderer for construction of McKillop’s temporary bridge.
    NO TENDERS FOR THESE
    HALLAM VALLEY Settlement Roads, Walkers Rd. One tender was received for Manestar Rd. but was
    considered too high. Fresh tenders in two months time.30
  • 2 Mar 1949, Other works ... It is hoped to commence the Manestar’s Rd. job before next meeting.31
  • 30 Mar 1949, L. WHITE, Princes Highway, Dandenong, who has recently purchased Manestar’s property, asked that road to his property be improved and bridge erected across the creek.—Grader is at present on this road.
    Council can’t accept responsibility for bridge, as it is not in a position to get either funds or materials.32
  • 30 Mar 1949, Formation of Manestar’s Rd. has commenced but weather conditions are delaying the work.32
  • 20 Apr 1949, BECAUSE of adverse weather and the bogging of the bulldozer, the engineer said it would be impossible to finish Manestar’s Rd. now until next summer. Mr. L. White, however, had asked that the fencing be proceeded with, and had offered to do the work at council’s expense.—The engineer was instructed to get a price for the fencing from Mr. White.33
  • 30 Nov 1949, Manester Road Bridge-A Poser
    MR. L. WHITE, Manestar Rd., Upper Beaconsfield, advised he was putting in a temporary bridge over the Cardinia Creek on November 16th and would like Manestar Rd. done by Christmas. Council was asked to pay for the decking.
    Supporting this request, Cr. Whiteside said this new road would provide the only cross road between Berwick and Fern Tree Gully and would be a good link. Eventually it would benefit a number of ratepayers.
    Cr. Kinsella expressed concern at the risk involved if an accident occurred on a privately built bridge to which council contributed. What was the background?
    The engineer: We advised that we would apply for a grant for a bridge. We did not get one. In the meantime Mr. White was informed he could build a temporary bridge if he liked. In reply to Cr. Kinsella he said that his estimate for a proper bridge was £1,000.
    Cr. Kinsella maintained that it was dangerous to allow a private individual to put up a private bridge on a public road.
    The engineer said that locked gates on the approaches had been suggested as a safeguard.
    It was decided that council make enquiries as to its liability and it was agreed on the motion of Crs. Whiteside and Harris that if council can assist Mr. White without incurring legal liability, it pay for the decking subject to it being approved by the engineer.34

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Manestar Road made about 1930 (Mick Manestar) not sure if Mick was informant????"
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-591 - Elizabeth Petersen to Izidore Manestar and Frank Manestar both of Cassilis via Omeo Farmers are joint proprietors.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-591 - Transfer as to part to the president, councillors and ratepayers of the Shire of Berwick - C/T 7146-043.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-591 - Izidore Manestar and Frank Manestar to Astor Leslie John White and Zenobia Martha Lena White both of Princes Highway Hallam - joint proprietors - C/T 7266-149.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 bought from Manestar on 26 Feb 1949 for £3240.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D578 age 84 [par Stephen MANESTAR & Katherine DOMIJAN]."
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 7 Jan 1965, p12.
  9. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    3-657-A     Manestar     Frank     M     37     13/08/1946     1187
    3-657-A     Manestar     Franjon     M     84     6/01/1965     1507.
  10. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 21 Feb 1940, p6."
  11. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 22 May 1940, p12."
  12. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 24 Jul 1940, p6."
  13. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 25 Sep 1940, p11."
  14. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 26 Feb 1941, p6."
  15. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 26 Mar 1941, p6."
  16. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 23 Apr 1941, p4."
  17. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 21 May 1941, p4."
  18. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 25 Jun 1941, p4."
  19. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 24 Jul 1946, p7."
  20. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 23 Apr 1947, p11."
  21. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 21 May 1947, p16."
  22. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 22 Oct 1947, p1."
  23. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 26 Nov 1947, p13."
  24. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 3 Dec 1947, p10."
  25. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 24 Dec 1947, p7."
  26. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 21 Jan 1948, p6."
  27. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 11 Feb 1948, p14."
  28. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 24 Mar 1948, p11."
  29. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 12 May 1948, p9."
  30. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 26 May 1948, p11."
  31. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 2 Mar 1949, p8."
  32. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 30 Mar 1949, p7."
  33. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 20 Apr 1949, p5."
  34. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 30 Nov 1949, p10."
Last Edited19 Aug 2017

Isadore Manestar

M, #454, b. 21 Oct 1897, d. Mar 1976
Father*Franjo Manestar b. 27 Jan 1880, d. 6 Jan 1965
Mother*Jelena Saar
Birth*21 Oct 1897 Crikvenica, Croatia, Yugoslavia.1,2 
Marriage*20 May 1935Spouse: Violet Mary Ball. 66 Palmerston Street, Carlton, VIC, Australia, #M6095 (as Violet Mary BALL.)3,4
 
Land-UBeac*26 May 1938 GEM-D-62. Transfer from Elizabeth Petersen to Isadore Manestar Franjo Manestar. 127a 3r 0p.5 
Land-UBeac*12 Jul 1948 GEM-D-62 (part). Transfer from Isadore Manestar Franjo Manestar to Shire of Berwick. Transfer of 3a 3r 39p to build a road through the middle of the property - becomes Manestar Road.6 
Land-UBeac*9 Nov 1948 GEM-D-53D (part). Transfer from Patrick Joseph De Silveira to Isadore Manestar. 18a 1r 15p.7 
Land-UBeac28 Apr 1949 GEM-D-62. Transfer from Isadore Manestar Franjo Manestar to Astor Leslie John White Zenobia Martha Lena White. 123a 3r 1p (bought from Manestar on 26 Feb 1949 for £3240.8,9 
Land-UBeac*28 Apr 1949 GEM-D-53D (part). Transfer from Isadore Manestar to Astor Leslie John White Zenobia Martha Lena White. 18a 1r 15p.10,9 
Marriage*Spouse: Stefania.
 
Death*Mar 1976 Frankston, VIC, Australia, #D6366 (Age 78.)11,12 
Burial*22 Mar 1976 Plot 3-522-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia.13 

Grave

  • 3-522-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Manestar Izidor 1976 Age 78 hus/ Stefania, f/ Mick, Ema, Izidor14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Jun 1931, NOTICE ISADORE MANESTAR, Jugo Slav Nationality, born at Crikvinea, Jugo-Slav, resident 6½ years in Australia, now residing at Brown Coal Mine, Gippsland, intend to apply for Naturalization under Nationality Act 1920-30. ISADORE MANESTAR.15
  • 14 Jul 1933, MINER KILLED BY DYNAMITE. WALHALLA. Thursday. - Edward Ball, aged 37 years, miner was killed today in the South Long Tunnel. With his mate, Isidore Manestar, he set four charges of dynamite. All but one exploded. Ball re-entered the tunnel, and the last shot exploded, killing him. He leaves a wife and one child.16
  • 20 Jul 1933, Miner Killed at Walhalla. BY BLASTING CHARGE.
    Edward Hepburn Ball, 35, an experienced miner, was killed at Walhalla instantly, on Thursday last, when a delayed blasting charge exploded unexpectedly as he approached to examine it in a 470-feet tunnel of the South Long Tunnel mine.
    With a Jugo-Slav companion named Isadore Manester, Ball, who was a shareholder in the mine, had set four blasting charges at the end of the tunnel. Only two of the charges fired and the men went for lunch. Afterwards, Ball entered the mine to investigate and walked into the explosion of the third charge. He was found dead, partly buried by mullock.
    Ball was a married man with one child. His wife conducts the Langdon House guest-house at Walhalla.17

Citations

  1. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,.
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Jo-Anne Harrison - gives date and place.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-591 - Elizabeth Petersen to Izidore Manestar and Frank Manestar both of Cassilis via Omeo Farmers are joint proprietors.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-591 - Transfer as to part to the president, councillors and ratepayers of the Shire of Berwick - C/T 7146-043.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2227-358 - Patrick Joseph De Silveira to Isadore Manestar of Narre Warren North Farmer - C/T 7266 - 148
    The land was split in two parts after the exision of the road.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-591 - Izidore Manestar and Frank Manestar to Astor Leslie John White and Zenobia Martha Lena White both of Princes Highway Hallam - joint proprietors - C/T 7266-149.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 bought from Manestar on 26 Feb 1949 for £3240.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7266-148 - Izidore Manestar to Astor Leslie John White and Zenobia Martha Lena White both of Princes Highway Hallam - joint proprietors.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Isadore/Isodor/Izodor - mother as Jelena CAR."
  13. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    3-522-A     Manestar     Isadore     M     79     22/03/1976     1719.
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    3-522-A Manestar Isadore M 79 22/03/1976 1719 454
    stone Manestar Izidor 1976 78 hus/ Stefania, f/ Mick, Ema, Izidor.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Morwell Advetiser, 12 Jun 1931, p2.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Jul 1933, p3.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Morwell Advertiser (Morwell, Vic. : 1888 - 1954), Thu 20 Jul 1933, p6.
Last Edited20 Aug 2017

Rev James Wilson

M, #457, b. 16 Mar 1855, d. 21 Jun 1937
Rev James WILSON
(1855-1937)
Birth*16 Mar 1855 Prittlewell, Essex, England. [par Alexander WILSON & Hannah TESTER]1
Marriage*23 Jan 1888Spouse: Annie Maria Trimby. Kew, VIC, Australia, #M1414.2
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Jan 1888WILSON —TRIMBY. —On the 23rd inst., at the residence of Rev. G. Howden, of Kew, Rev. James Wilson, of Beechworth, to Annie, eldest daughter of Lebbeus Trimby, of Loughton, Essex, England.3 
Note*19 Nov 1891 His name first appears as the officiating minister for a burial at Berwick Cemetery on 19 Nov 1891 of Francis M Sibert aged 16 (Burial No. 245). His last performed burial was on 26 June 1924.4 
Land-Note*1893 PAK-1A: In a reference in the application of Maria Gissing, it is stated that Rev James Wilson occupies the land to the North and North West of her land (i.e on Eliza Savage's.)5 
Education*bt 1894 - 1924 "Casely", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Rev Wilson established a private school at "Casely" which he rented from the Misses Elms. The school opened about 1894 and continued until 1924 when students numbers dropped to 6 or 8. He was the only teacher - said to be good. Among his students were Harry Burton who said that Jimmy was an excellent teacher, this was confirmed by the late Warrick Griffin, Ken Hudson, and Bill Knapton. Another admiring pupil was the late Vera Dennis nee Luke used to ride her pony up Telegraph Road to school - she went in the back way.6 
(Witness) Probate (Will)30 Jul 1898Witnessed the will of John Hedrick.7 
Anecdote*1899Guide to the Beaconsfield Ranges—Beaconsfield Gullies. BY REV. J. WILSON.
"Scenes must be beautiful which daily viewed, Please daily, whose loveliness outlasts Long knowledge and the scrutiny of years.''
Here a White, of Selborne fame, would find ample scope for his keen observation and descriptive pen. Our fauna and flora are of a representative character, and justly deserve attention and study.
These gullies are the favourite haunt of the wallaby, the opossum, the ring-tail opossum, the flying squirrel, the bat, the ant-eater, and occasionally the larger marsupial, the kangaroo, may be seen. Here, far underneath the thick scrub, is the secure fastness, Malepartus, the den of Reineke, the fox, from whence he sallies forth, making night hideous with his sharp bark, the certain sign that some now innocently sleeping victim will tomorrow miss the best of her hens. Here, too, secure from the ravages of that whilom enemy, dwells the little rodent, Lepus cuniculus, which, no longer a pest, now bids fair to provide Australia with one of her greatest industries.
The ornithologist might spend many profitable hours in exploring these gullies at different seasons of the year, for periodically they are visited by many and beautiful birds. Blood-red lories, grey and black cockatoos, parakeets, eagle hawks, sparrow hawks, the whip and bell birds, giant and dwarf kingfishers, firetails, azure-warblers, wattle-birds, native thrushes, mud larks, quail, and bronze-winged pigeons-to say nothing of tree creepers, finches, tits, and a thousand others.
Of reptilia, although Beaconsfield cannot boast of alligators, crocodiles and boas, very large specimens of iguana may be taken by the naturalist, as also Jew lizard, rock lizard, stump-tailed lizard, and an occasional snake.
But par excellence is this favoured spot the paradise of the botanist and of every lover of nature. Here vegetation flourishes in semi-tropical luxuriance. High overhead tower the tall eucalypti, with interspaces of lightwood, wattle (acacia), aster, fern trees and dense undergrowth, presenting a view entirely picturesque arid romantic.
" Here in cool grot and mossy dell "
the tourist finds an umbrageous retreat from the glare and heat of an Australian summer.
To all lovers of flowers Beaconsfield offers a delightful and most interesting field. During many months of the year tourists may be seen carrying away large bouquets of flowers, reeds and rushes, destined, no doubt, to grace city homes and to provide sweet mementoes of many happy hours spent amongst the hills.
At the time of writing the winter is upon us, yet the bush is ablaze with many species of epacris (so-called heath), and notably Epacris impressa, of several shades of colour, white and pink being the most prominent. Already that gem of Australian flowers, the sarsaparilla (kennedya), is courting attention by its bright new foliage, the harbinger of those lovely racemes of purple flowers with which everyone is so familiar. The little correa, or native fuchsia, with delicate greenish bell-shaped flowers, is already in bloom. Several genera of orchids are also in flower, as, pterostylis, caladenia and acianthus.
With the exception of such common orders of plants as Leguminosiae, embracing the large family of acacias; Myrtaciae, embracing the eucalypts and ti-trees ; and Proteaceae, no order is better represented here than that which is so well known for the mimicry of its flowers, Orchideae. Only the observant eye of the botanist, perhaps, will discover those smaller species which are so easily overlooked, as, e.g., acianthus, microtis, lyperanthus, caladenia and chiloglottis, yet the different species of these genera are abundant. Almost every species of the more conspicuous, genera, such as prasophyllum, thelymitra, pterostylis and diuris can be found in this district. The fact that fully seventy species of orchids have been noted and pressed shows that Beaconsfield offers a likely field for new discoveries.
Let us conduct the visitor through one of these gullies, viz., " Salisbury Gully," situated immediately at the rear of the popular boarding-house of that name. This is simply one of many, each having its own peculiar and distinctive features. It were well to be fully equipped with satchel and portfolio, with hand lens, and best of all, that critical eye which is quick to observe each object of beauty or specimen rare. And even without such signs of scientific pursuit we may boldly invite our guests to explore this fairy land. Picking our way over granite boulders and fallen timber, scattered and beautified in Nature's own lovely way, we see overhead the thick twining cables of supple-jack, from whose crowns depend rich racemes of dappled flowers. This pretty native tecoma is justly prized for decorative purposes ; but to the tourist it is never so pretty as here blooming in native beauty Clematis aristata, or native clematis, with its garlands of cream-coloured flowers, followed later on in the season by the remarkable seed appendages known as old man's beard, is a climber of such rare beauty that it is worth a special visit to these gullies to see. Lower down the gully we gather the fragrant leaves of the native musk, and note several of the larger-leaved asters, which, like the scented species, are remarkable for the silken investiture lining the under surface of the leaves. During the Christmas holidays these tall graceful hazels are gay with pink-spotted labiate flowers, sprays of which are greatly prized by home-going visitors.
From this point of vantage the most charming aspect of the gully breaks upon our view. It is a question if the name " Fern Tree Gully" would be less appropriate for such a place as Beaconsfield : inasmuch as those magnificent ferns here attain a height and perfection rarely to be seen. Threading our way through this leafy labyrinth of fern-frond, wattle bough and lightwood, we observe the native myrtle, and, if blooming, levy a spray of its fragrant flowers as we pass. At our feet great varieties of the smaller ferns-lomaria, polypodium, adiantum (maiden hair), and rat's tail fern-crowd together in greatest profusion. What beauty here, where every rock and cranny abounds with lichens, mosses and fungi, snugly ensconced amongst which so many of our diminutive orchids love to dwell ! What lover of nature could not revel in such a place? Here,
" With seats beneath the shade,
For talking age and whispering lovers made,"
the latter could be perfectly happy.
" I praise the Frenchman, his remark was shrewd :
How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude!
But grant me still a friend in my retreat,
Whom I may whisper-solitude is sweet."
From which we easily pass to the gentle suggestion that such surroundings are eloquent of invitation.
What business-jaded city man could fail, amidst such surroundings, to recuperate his flagging energies, and brace himself afresh for the battle of life?
" Tis pleasant, I ween, with a leafy screen O'er
the weary head, to lie
On the mossy carpet of emerald green,
'Neath the vault of the azure sky."
And what a spot is this in which to let loose the children, weary of books and school routine ! There is no pleasanter sound at Beaconsfield than to hear these gullies ring, at all holiday seasons, with the happy laughter and merry voices of the children.8 
(Reverend) Marriage28 Apr 1900Performed marriage of: Mary Jane Walker and George Wilson Martin; Kooyong-road, Malvern, VIC, Australia.9,10 
(Minister) Burial20 Jun 1900Rev James Wilson was the minister at Amy Knudson's burial on 20 Jun 1900 at Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia.11 
(Reverend) Marriage30 Sep 1902Performed marriage of: Barbara Amy Hedrick and Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse; Manuka Park, Berwick, VIC, Australia.12,13 
(Witness) Marriage-Notice24 Dec 1903SOUTER-LADD - On the 26th November, at her uncle's residence Auburn, Mr Thomas Ladd, by the Rev. James Wilson of Beaconsfield, Emilie, eldest daughter of Mr C. H. S. Ladd to William, adopted son of the late Charles Souter.14 
(Reverend) Marriage28 Jun 1910Performed marriage of: John Webber and Elizabeth Ann Barclay; Waroonga, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.15,16 
(Reverend) Marriage29 Oct 1910Performed marriage of: Thomas Frederick Barnett and Alice Maud Larkin; VIC, Australia.17 
(Reverend) Marriage23 Jul 1914Performed marriage of: Arthur Harold Anderson and Miriam Fowler; Congregational Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.18 
(Reverend) Marriage14 Oct 1914Performed marriage of: Ivy Marion Campbell and Percy Clifford Anderson; Congregational Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.19 
(Reverend) Marriage24 Jul 1915Performed marriage of: Dagmar Anna Jensen and Duncan Sydney McMahon; Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
(Reverend) Marriage4 Oct 1916Performed marriage of: Lindsay Gardner Kerr and Esma Kathleen Hay; "Woodlands", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.20 
(Witness) Educationbt 1921 - 1923Rev James Wilson witnessed the education of Kenneth Boulton Hudson bt 1921 - 1923; from the eulogy of Kenneth Boulton HUDSON (1908-1989): Ken was an only child and had his early education at Mentone, until his parents moved to Upper Beaconsfield in 1921 to manage a boarding house known as “Kia Ora”.
At that time he was 13. He had a further two years of schooling at the Rev. Jimmy Wilson’s School at Casely, in Salisbury road. There were 8 other students, (Harry Burton and Warwick Griffin were two). He really enjoyed those two years.
At the age of 15 his schooling finished due to the closure of the school. 
(Reverend) Marriage25 Mar 1922Performed marriage of: William Henry Wintle and Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell; Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.21 
(Reverend) Marriage12 Jul 1924Performed marriage of: William Alfred J Hearn and Beatrice Dorris Ladd; Augustine Church, Auburn, VIC, Australia.22,23 
(Reverend) Marriage24 Jun 1925Performed marriage of: Robert Harry Preston and Marian Eva 'Memie' Harris; Congregational Church, North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.24 
Death*21 Jun 1937 Cassia Centre, Dandenong Road, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D5038 (Age 81) [par Alex WILSON & Hannah TESTER].25,1 
Death-Notice*22 Jun 1937WILSON.-On the 21st June at Cassia Centre, Dandenong road, Cheltenham, Rev James Wilson, late of Beaconsfield Upper (Private interment.)26 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Esther COOPER, High Street, Halstead, Essex, EnglandAge 26 - Theological Student - Visitor27
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: minister. With Annie Maria Wilson.28,29
bt 1908 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clergyman. With Annie Maria Wilson.30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45
1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clergyman.46

Grave

  • 20*162*N, Cheltenham Memorial Park, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia47

Family

Annie Maria Trimby b. Sep 1858, d. 1 Mar 1942
Children 1.Francis Erasmus Wilson b. 25 Nov 1888, d. 30 Jul 1960
 2.Una Dulcie Wilson+ b. 1894, d. 12 Sep 1956

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Dec 1892, As a leaven for this rather undue preponderance of the world, the flesh, and the bookmaker, I ought to mention that the ladies in this neigbourhood are asking a practical interest in the bazaar which the Rev. Mr. Wilson, Congregational minister, of Lower Beaconfield, assisted by his worthy spouse, has courageously projected in aid of the funds for building a church in the vicinity. Rumour reaches me of a big marquee, with stalls for all manner of useful and ornamental articles, besides garden and dairy produce.48
  • 8 Mar 1893, The numerous friends of the Rev. Mr. Wilson of Lower Beaconsfield, will learn with regret of the death of his little baby daughter. Much sympathy is felt with the sorrowing mother and father in this sad bereavement.49
  • 7 Nov 1894, Upper Beaconsfield. It appears that we are to have an increase in the number of our religious services. Hitherto the Church of England has occupied the hall on the 2nd and 4th Sunday's in the month and alternated with the Presbyterians in the evening. Since, however, the latter denomination have been com pelled to alter to the afternoon, an endeavour has been made to fill up the blank evening. It is understood that the Rev. Jas. Wilson has been ap proached and is likely to consent. Whether the attendance will, from a mere worldly point of view, justify such increased advantages, time alone can show. Spiritually, we should surely be the gainers.50
  • 17 Apr 1895, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. The show was held in the large room to the rear of the main hall, and the crowd which thronged it throughout the afternoon, proved conclusively the necessity on any future occasion of securing the largest space available. The principle exhibits were arranged on three long tables running the full length of the room, in addition to which were some smaller tables and one exhibit had a small room to itself. On entering the room the first object to catch the-eye was an observatory hive kindly lent by the Rev Jas. Wilson, our great bee-man, who has also some frames of honey, and over in the far corner a nice collection of apples and pears. Wishing we had more leisure than is ours at present to watch the busy little workers, we pass to the fruit tables. And here, it may as well be at once confessed, that where the great majority of the exhibits were of a such excellence, is becomes an invidious task to select any group for special praise. Certain it is that very few of them need fear competition with the fruit, of any other portion of the colony, or one might even say colonies. Whether for beauty of colouring, freedom from blemish, or size, the samples shown left little to be desired; and, taken as a. whole, I have the authority of a gentleman who visited the fruit show at the Exhibition last year for saying we need not be ashamed of comparisons which might be made even with that.51
  • 5 Jun 1895, The attendance, however, was so small that the Presbyterian authorities were obliged lately to recall Mr. Rocke, whose ministrations were so well appreciated, and abandon the services. We have now left to us the Anglican services, and the Rev. Mr. Wilson of the Congregational body. What views the latter takes I am not in a position to state, but so far as the Church of Old England is concernced; it is an open secret that the contributions of the (more or less) faithful, do not any thing like pay for the modest bill which inevitably must be met. It can hardly be said that we have arrived at that degree of perfection where religion is no longer needed--if such a stage can be imagined; but unless some very determined, and in a small community like this it means a UNITED effort be made, the long and uphill fight against adverse circumstances which the Church of our Fathers has hitherto made must sooner or later come to an end. It is a pity, but it would really seem that, so long as we are in the enjoyment of health, we take small concern what may become of our own or other peoples bodies when pain anld sickness rack the brow, and as for the soul, well!52
  • 1 Jan 1896, '"At the conclusion of the evening, the Rev J. Wilson, on behalf of the cricket club, proposed a hearty vote of thanks, as well to Mr Fraser for his able mnanagement and valuable services as to the ladies and gentlemen who assisted him.53
  • 24 Mar 1897, On Sunday a thanksgiving service was held in the Assembly Hall. The Rev. Jas. Wilson was unable to officiate on account of sickness in his household, but the service was under taken and sermon preached by a brother Congregational minister, the Rev. J. J. Halley, to a numerous congregation.54
  • 17 Jan 1900, Berwick Shire Council. January 13th. Correspondence from Rev. James Wilson, as follows : "Acting on the advice of a lady friend, (who implied that I was a fool to expect anything from the council at the first time of asking), I now prefer my modest request a second time. I simply ask that the council should have a small culvert put under my drive to carry off the floods, the water which have been turned in upon us from the main road. The above rush of water is completely destroying the drive. Trusting that you will give this matter your attentions and wishing you the compliments of the season. I remain, etc."--On motion of Crs. a'Beckett and Crichton, the letter was not received, as it was held that it was couched in offensive terms.55
  • 30 Jan 1901, HOME SCHOOL -VACANCY for BOY, about 13, as companion to another. Rev James Wilson, Beaconsfield Hills.56
  • 23 Jul 1901, PRIVATE TUITION -VACANCY for two BOYS 11 to 13, good mountain home. Apply Rev. James Wilson, Upper Beaconsfield.57
  • 7 Sep 1904, The residents of North Beaconsfield opened their newly erected Mission Hall on Sunday. There was a good congregation present. The service was conducted by the Rev. James Wilson and Mr. Hewison. Mr Wilson preached the sermon, taking for his text—Levit 19 part of the 30th verse—"Reverence my sanctuary;" he gave a most eloquent address and impressed upon his congregation, especially the younger portion, the necessity of due reverence to God's sanctuary, and particuiarly the building they were opening for divine worship that day. Mr Hewison gave a short address after Mr. Wilson's sermon. The building, which has been erected by the residents on a piece of land donated by Mr. Shanks, is practically free from debt; the committee worked matters in such a way that when the building was ready for opening everything had been paid for. It still requires some little internal fitting, and the committee are hopeful of being able to have it completely finished in a few months at most.58
  • 30 Mar 1910, A COMBINED CAMP. CAVALRY AND CADETS.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Tuesday. The Melbourne Cavalry and Mounted Cadets left Melbourne on Thursday night, and proceeded by the main Gippsland road via Berwick and Beaconsfield Ranges to the Gembrook district, a base being established at Beaconsfield Upper. On Thursday night the squadrons took up a line of outposts at Oakleigh, and at dawn on Friday moved forward as an advance guard. At the next halt at Beaconsfield, the outpost line was again established, and on Saturday the whole body attacked a position which was strongly held on the Gembrook railway. A scheme was laid down before leaving the city, and was adhered to strictly.
    On Sunday the usual camp duties were performed, and a church service was held, at which a large number of people attended. The Rev James Wilson of Beaconsfield conducted the service, and gave an appropriate address to the men, at the same time wishing God-speed to the officers and mounted cadets who are shortly to visit England. The band was in attendance and led the music. On Monday the reveille sounded long before daylight, and by 8 a m the camp was struck, and the troops set out over the ranges for Melbourne. Captain Rushall was in command, with Captain G M'Coll as staff officer, the other officers being Lieutenants Armstrong, Buchan, Montgomery, Thornton, and Lalor.
    The squadrons by the time they have returned will have covered a distance of about 120 miles. The health conditions of the men and horses were good, and the cadets did not appear to be the least exhausted by their long marches.59
  • 29 Aug 1910, BEACONSFIELD - A men's social club has been formed at Beaconsfield Upper, in the interests of the young men of the district. Officers were elected as follows: -President Dr Eliott Drake vice-presidents Rev James Wilson and Mr Barclay, treasurer, Mr H Glissman; secretary, Mr P. M'Mahon; committee, Messrs E. Brown, sen., E Brown jun., Roy Tyler, L Knapton and S Gibb.60
  • 14 Dec 1910, LIGHTNING SPLITS FENCE-POSTS.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-The thunderstorm which passed over the Beaconsfield Ranges on Monday afternoon was particularly heavy just over Salisbury house; and at "Casely," the residence of the Rev. James Wilson, a pinus insignis, which stood about 60 yards from the outbuildings, was struck by lightning. The ground near the roots was torn up. The current then traversed the wire of the fence from end to end. Every post was split open and several of them were smashed to matchwood, and scattered far and wide. Fortunately the wire terminated just before reaching the buildings.61
  • 6 Apr 1911, STATE SCHOOL COMMITTEES. BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—Mrs. M. Collins, Messrs H. Glismann, C. Wheeler, E. Brown, D. Thomson, and J. Hopkins, and the Rev. James Wilson.62
  • 22 Apr 1914, TOURING CADETS IN CAMP. BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Tuesday. - A body of mounted cadets, who, with Captains Rushall and Ellis and Lieutenants Thornton and Brownlee will leave on a visit to Europe in eight or ten days, are spending the interim in training at Langower. Church parade was held in the grounds on Sunday afternoon. The service was conducted by the Rev. James Wilson, and the singing was led by Code's Band.63
  • 4 Jun 1914, Officer. The Rev. Wilson gave a short address on Sunday School work and its importance, and afterwards accorded a vote of thanks to those ladies and gentlemen who had assisted in making the entertainment such a success.64
  • 4 Sep 1915, TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS. AMPLE SUPPLIES.
    Sir, In these times, when everyone has his grievance against the Defence department, it is cheering to hear something on the opposite side. In a letter which was written in the trenches on Gallipoli by a soldier who fell on the fatal 7th these words occur:—"It is very hard to realise that one is in the firing line, considering the way we are clothed and fed. We get bacon, cheese, tea, sugar, and bread every other day. Fancy bacon for breakfast in the firing line! We have plenty of shirts, boots, trousers, and tunics issued to us; so you see we are treated exceedingly well.
    Even luxuries are not omitted-e.g., tobacco, cigarettes, and a nobbler of rum once a week." —Yours, &c. (Rev.) JAMES WILSON. Beaconsfield Upper, Sept. 3.65
  • 30 Sep 1915, Beaconsfield Volunteers. A Batch of Twenty. Great preparations were made by the committee appointed to entertain the local volunteers at the Beaconsfield hall on Friday evening, and the people in the town and district joined in the movement in an enthusiastic manner, the result being that the function reflected credit upon all concerned, and passed off in a manner that was most gratifying.
    The Rev. J. Wilson said that their young friends must go, for duty called them, but the deepest desire in his heart was the delightful pleasure of welcoming them back again. He felt it keenly that so many of the young men had to leave and engage in the conflict, but he was glad of the opportunity to say farewell to them. At Beaconsfield meetings were regularly held, when prayers were offered for the men at the front, and these would be continued with especial interest under existing circumstances. His last words were-God be with you till we meet again. (Applause).66
  • 23 Apr 1919, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. - A hearty welcome home was given to Gunner Harry Ladd, M.M., of North Beaconsfield. Addresses were given by the Rev. James Wilson, Lieut.-Colonel G. H. Knox, and Mr. Harvey Smith.67
  • 25 Oct 1921, BEACONSFIELD MURDERS. Victims' English Relatives.
    Letters received by the Rev. James Wilson, of Beaconsfield Upper, from relatives in England of Mr. and Mrs. Sheard, victims of the Beaconsfield murders, show that they were greatly distressed when news of the murders reached them.
    "It was a terrible blow," says one, "to all the brothers and sisters to read the dreadful news, as reported in the 'Daily Mail' on August 12; but it was a great comfort to us to learn that you, who had known them for so many years should have been present to officiate at the funeral. Just before setting sail for Australia Mr. and Mrs. Sheard were staying with us at Retford, and left our home 42 years ago. A friend who was visiting Australia on business called to see them, and told us how delighted they were to hear all about their friends at home; We sincerely hope that the police will be able to trace the murderers;-and that they will be brought to justice."
    It was evident to all who knew the old people that they were well connected, and this is borne out by the fact that the writer of the letter to Mr. Wilson. (Mr. Swannack), head of the firm of E. Swannack and Sons, builders, cabinet-makers, &c., of Retford, England, is an ex-mayor of the town, and in his official capacity had the honour of entertaining His Majesty the King just before the war.68
  • 28 Dec 1921, ANDERSON-WILSON.-On the 23rd November, at Congregational Church, Beaconsfield Upper, by the Rev. James Wilson, George Watson, youngest son of the late T. K. Anderson and Mrs. Anderson of Mornington, to Una D. only daughter of Rev. James and Mrs. Wilson, Beaconsfield Upper.69
  • 14 Nov 1924, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-The 21st anniversary of the Baptist Church at North Beaconsfield was held on November 9 and 10. The Rev. T. P. Trinham, of Ivanhoe, preached in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, and on Monday evening the Rev. James Wilson presided at the social gathering. An interesting report by the aged president (Mr. Ricketts) was read by the secretary, followed by the treasurer's statement with a balance to credit.70
  • 17 Aug 1925, PRESTON-HARRIS. - On the 24th June, 1925, at the Congregational Church, North Beaconsfield, by the Rev. James Wilson, Robert Harry, youngest son of the late William Preston, to Marian Eva, third daughter of Mr and Mrs S. Harris, of Edgevale, Beaconsfield Upper.71
  • 23 Dec 1925, Damage in Beaconsfield Ranges
    BEACONSFIELD, Tuesday. - Bush fires were raging on the Beaconsfield Ranges on Monday and firefighters were kept busy. Gilolo, a property known also as The Marshes, was burnt. Nobody was living in the house. Dr Day's house at the top of the Telegraph road, which is nearing completion, was saved with difficulty on account of the dense scrub surrounding the building. A small cottage adjoining, owned by the Misses Slater, was destroyed before the beaters could prevent it. Only the tanks have been left standing. The gully at the back of Windara was burned out. The fire swept through the orchard, but "breaks" were burned, and the flames were beaten back after a stern fight. Flames surrounded Casely and upon their return from Berwick the minister (the Rev. J Wilson) and his wife found a number of neighbours fighting the fire. Fire breaks were made, and with the change of wind at half past 8 o'clock last night old dead trees cast showers of sparks which ignited the pigsty. Although the sty was burnt and the house and stables threatened, the fire was controlled.72
  • 2 Jun 1926, After 35 years ministry in Upper Beaconsfield the Rev James Wilson preached his farewell service on Sunday to a large attendance. A farewell social will he held in the Assembly Hall on June 2. Friends and wellwishers of Mr and Mrs Wilson are invited.73
  • 5 Jun 1926, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. A successful social evening marked the close of the ministry of the Rev. James Wilson at Beaconsfield Upper. A large company, representative of practically every home in the district, with visitors from the metropolis, assembled to do honour to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. In the long term of 35 years Mr. Wilson has won a high place in the esteem and affection of the people, and during the evening the chairman (Councillor Bevan) and others gave expression to the kind feeling entertained towards the guests. The Rev. A. W. Jones (chairman of the Congrgational Union) offered the greetings if the central body. A presentation of a cheque for a substantial amount, contributed by the residents and other friends was made by the chairman, a cheque being placed on a suitably inscribed salver. Other gifts were a Bible from the officers of the church, and a travelling rug from the past and present pupils of the school.74
  • 11 Jun 1926, BEACONSFIELD. The Rev J Wilson and Mrs Wilson were given a farewell social on Wednesday night, and presented with a wallet of notes. Various speakers referred to the consistent work done by Mr and Mrs Wilson during their stay of 35 years.75
  • 29 Jan 1927, BEACONSFIELD. The opening of the Congregational Church took place on Wednesday evening, A tea meeting was held in the public hall. The official opening of the church was performed by the chairman of the union (Mr. A. J. Johnson), who was handed the key by the former pastor, the Rev. James Wilson. The Upper Beaconsfield choir assisted with the singing. The offering amounted to £29/10/.76
  • 19 Jan 1929, TENDERS. H VIVIAN TAYLOR, A.R.V.I.A., M.A.C.L, Architect and Structural Engineer, Henty House, 103 Little Collins Street, Melbourne (Cent. 5946)
    Invites TENDERS for ERECTION OF BRICK CHURCH AT OFFICER, VICTORIA.
    Plans and specification also available at the office of Mr. I. A. Wright, Officer.
    Tenders Close at the office of the architect at 12 noon Wednesday, 30th inst.
    Deposit 1 per cent.77
  • 26 Dec 1929, BEACONSFIELD. The Union Church building at Officer was opened by the Rev J Wilson on Saturday night. The building is of brick, and is capable of holding 135 persons.78

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Last Edited1 Apr 2018

Annie Maria Trimby

F, #458, b. Sep 1858, d. 1 Mar 1942
Note* Father was a gardener, who was born in Bruton Somerset.1 
Married NameWilson. 
Birth*Sep 1858 Edmonton, Middlesex, England, Sep Q [Edmonton] 3a 127.2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Jan 1888 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Lusitania
Age 25.3 
Marriage*23 Jan 1888Spouse: Rev James Wilson. Kew, VIC, Australia, #M1414.4
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Jan 1888WILSON —TRIMBY. —On the 23rd inst., at the residence of Rev. G. Howden, of Kew, Rev. James Wilson, of Beechworth, to Annie, eldest daughter of Lebbeus Trimby, of Loughton, Essex, England.5 
Widow21 Jun 1937Annie Maria Trimby became a widow upon the death of her husband Rev James Wilson.6,7 
Death*1 Mar 1942 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D1982 age 83 [par Lebbens TRIMBY & Hannah LESTER].8 
Death-Notice*11 Mar 1942WILSON.-On March 1, at private hospital Caulfield, Annie M. Wilson, widow of the late Rev James Wilson of Beaconsfield and Cheltenham aged 83 years (Privately interred.)9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Robert W HARRADENCE, High Street Drapers Shop, Ware, Hertfordshire, EnglandAge 22 - Milliner10
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rev James Wilson.11,12
bt 1908 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rev James Wilson.13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28

Grave

  • 20*162*N, Cheltenham Memorial Park, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia29

Family

Rev James Wilson b. 16 Mar 1855, d. 21 Jun 1937
Children 1.Francis Erasmus Wilson b. 25 Nov 1888, d. 30 Jul 1960
 2.Una Dulcie Wilson+ b. 1894, d. 12 Sep 1956

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jul 1923, Dance at Upper Beaconsfield.
    At the invitation of Lt.-Col. and Mrs. G. H. Knox, a number of their friends from Upper Beaconsfield and the surrounding districts, and also Melbourne were present at the delightful dance held in the Assem bly Hall, Upper Beaconsfield, on Friday evening, June 22. The guest of the even ing was Miss K. Bird, cousin of the hostess, who is on a visit from England, and the dance was given in honor of her twenty-first birthday. The supper room of the hall was converted into a cosy lounge, with easy chairs, carpets, and a glowing fire. Bridge tables were provided for non-dancers. On a large table in the supper-room was arranged a buffet supper.
    The hall was gaily decked with cerise and violet streamers festooned from a centrepiece arranged with hoops of paper flowers of the same color and greenery. Tall oriental lamps and festoons of green ery, with cerise flowers, made a very effective screen round the dias, on which the musicians were seated. Mr. K. R. Pinkerton (of Berwick) was responsible for the artistic decorations of the hall. At 10 p.m. the guests retired to Salisbury House, opposite the hall, to partake of a sit-down supper.
    After midnight a large birthday cake, with twenty-one candles burning brightly on it, was carried into the hall, and cut by Miss Bird. The hostess (Mrs. G. H. Knox) wore a gracefully draped frock of apricot changeable taffeta, caught at the side with monkey fur: she carried an Early Victorian posy of autumn tints. Miss K. Bird was dressed in dainty mauve taffeta, with panels of Valenciennes lace, and a deep collar of georgette edged with similar lace.
    Among the guests present were.—Messrs. R. Knox (Melbourne), Dare (Melbourne), Lester, Beauchamp, Capt. Tate, Messrs. J. F. Sturken, Bunt, Day, K. R. Pinkerton, J. Swords, R. Glover, Berglund, Carsewell, Lorimer, Brown, McBride, E. Blain, Seely, Harvey Smith, Cant, Reed, Lester.
    Miss Margaret Clarke (Melbourne), flame-colored crepe de chine, with tulle pointed overskirt. Mrs. E. W. Harris, blue marocain, with flowing ninon sleeves, blue wreath. Miss Margaret Crossley, mauve crepe de chine, satin waist-line caught with cabachon of violets. Mrs. Beecham (Scoresby), blue shot taffeta, draped skirt, caught at sicie with handsome cabachon of feathers. Mrs. Lister (Scoresby), black crepe de chine, with jet trimmings. Mrs. R. P. Frances, black tulle, beaded with jet and iridescent beads, beads over crepe de chine. Mrs. John Sturken, brocaded crepe de chine, white waist-line finisher with pearl girdle, long ninon sleeves. Mrs Harvey Smith, black taffeta inlet with lace, finished at waist with gold and jet girdle. Mrs. Bunt, black charineuse, with silver trimmings.
    Mrs. James Wilson, black crepe de chene with steel trimmings. Mrs. P. C. Anderson, blue shot taffeta, with pink flowers at waist and in hair. Miss Campbell, black crepe de chine with black lace. Miss Towl (Melbourne), apricot charmeuse pointed skirt, finished at waist with same color. Miss Cunningham, powder blue georgette Miss Walker, slate grey silk, black tulle sash, deep collar Maltese lace. Miss Peterson, eau-de-nil cachemire de sole. Miss Shorthouse, shot taffeta, pink finished with flowers at waist. Miss King, shot pink, with tulle trimmings. Mrs Cyril Davey, pretty white georgette, with pointed skirt over crepe de chine.
    Miss Ashley, black cachemire de sole panels of radium lace, finished at waist with fuchsia flower trimmings. Miss D. Ashley, stamped mauve velvet, trimmings of silver and silver girdle. Miss Barker mauve taffeta silk, with pretty pointed skirt over trimmed underskirt. Miss R Gamble, fuchsia colored cachemire de sole. Miss Bunt, flame colored crepe de chine.
    Miss M. Bunt, turquoise blue crepe de chine. Miss Dayey, royal blue figured georgette, with side panel of steel color. Miss M. Davey, jade green georgette.
    Miss McLean, black cachery re de sole, kingfisher blue let in at side. Miss N. McLean, mole cachemire de sole, sleeves of gold georgette, skirt caught with blue and gold cabachon. Miss Stenhouse, pale blue crepe de chine, with bead trimmings. Mrs. Gamble, black crepe de chine. Mrs. Jack Ashley, black and gold figured georgette. Mrs. F. Griffin, black charmeuse, with radium lace trimmings. Mrs. Love, green and gold brocaded georgette. Mrs Hurditch, pink ninon, with pale blue fin ishings. Mrs. Kirkwood, black velvet draped frock caught at sides with jet or naments. Mrs. McBride, black crepe de chine, with jet girdle. Mrs. Fung, black crepe de chine. Miss Lockey, royal blue figured georgette.30
  • 11 Jun 1926, BEACONSFIELD. The Rev J Wilson and Mrs Wilson were given a farewell social on Wednesday night, and presented with a wallet of notes. Various speakers referred to the consistent work done by Mr and Mrs Wilson during their stay of 35 years.31

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Last Edited23 Sep 2014

Una Dulcie Wilson

F, #459, b. 1894, d. 12 Sep 1956
Father*Rev James Wilson b. 16 Mar 1855, d. 21 Jun 1937
Mother*Annie Maria Trimby b. Sep 1858, d. 1 Mar 1942
Married NameAnderson. 
Birth*1894 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B9344.1 
Marriage*23 Nov 1921Spouse: George Watson Anderson. Congregational Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M12463.2
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Dec 1921MARRIAGES. ANDERSON-WILSON.-On the 23rd November, at Congregational Church, Beaconsfield Upper, by the Rev. James Wilson, George Watson, youngest son of the late T. F. Anderson and Mrs. Anderson of Mornington, to Una D. only daughter of Rev. James and Mrs. Wilson, Beaconsfield Upper.3 
Death*12 Sep 1956 Shepparton, VIC, Australia, #D21825 (Age 62.)4 
Probate (Will)* Una D Anderson. Housewife. Shepparton. 12 Sep 1956. 507/080.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1915 - 1921Casely, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.6,7,8,9,10,11
bt 1924 - 1949'Nardoo', Mooroopna, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George Watson Anderson.12
1954194 Balaclava Road, Shepparton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George Watson Anderson.12

Grave

  • Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia, Garden Of Remembrance 2 Section 6 Compartment 12 Niche 216 & 21713

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Sep 1916, An engagement is announced between Miss Una Dulcie Wilson, only daughter of the Rev. James Wilson and Mrs. Wilson, of "Casely," Beaconsfield Upper, to Mr. G. Watson Anderson, A.I.F., youngest son of Mrs. Anderson and the late T. F. Anderson, of "Caversham," Pakenham, late of "Chillichil," Balranald, N.S.W.14
  • 8 Apr 1920, Beaconsfield. On Saturday. April 3, the Beaconsfield Upper Fruitgrowers' and Horticultual Association's annual show was marked by a good display of fruit in all classes, notably in cases packed for export and the local market. The show was opened by the president of the shire, Cr a'Beckett. The chief prizetakers were :-Apples Messrs Bunt, Strong, Hurditch, R.Wilson, Imer, and Grocer ; pears, Messrs Bunt, Kirkwood and Imer ; champion packing (export), Miss M Wilson, Mr Strong; local market, Miss Wilson, Mr R Wilson; cut flowers, Mr Hodson and Dr Drake; carnations, Miss McLean ; vegetables, Messrs Pittard, Kirkwood and Borchardt; pickles and sauces, Misses J. Wallace and Day ; fancy work, Mrs Goff, Miss Una Wilson, L. King, A Glismann ; cookery Mrs Bunt and Misses Stenhouse and McLean ; table decoration, Mrs Drake and Mrs S. Casey.15
  • 23 Nov 1946, SILVER WEDDINGS. ANDERSON-WILSON.-Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Anderson have pleasure in announcing the 25th anniversary of their marriage, celebrated at Beaconsfield Upper on November 23. 1921, by the late Rev. James Wilson. (Present address. Gnardoo, Toolamba road, Mooroopna.)16

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B9344."
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Dec 1921 p1.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1237; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 140.
  6. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  7. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  8. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  9. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  11. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  12. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  13. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne), 14 Sep 1916, p29.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 8 Apr 1920, p2.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Nov 1946 p20.
Last Edited23 Sep 2014

Francis Erasmus Wilson

M, #460, b. 25 Nov 1888, d. 30 Jul 1960
Father*Rev James Wilson b. 16 Mar 1855, d. 21 Jun 1937
Mother*Annie Maria Trimby b. Sep 1858, d. 1 Mar 1942

World War I

Francis Erasmus Wilson, an anlytical chemist, enlisted on 21 Jul 1915. He went into camp, but was discharged on 26 Oct 1915, due to a knee injury contracted 10 years earlier by playing football.1
Anecdote*Francis Erasmus Wilson was an analytical chemist and later manager of the manufacturing department of Moran and Cato for 47 years (ca 1906-53). He was also an avid collector of insects and made several collection field trips to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. His collection is held by the National Museum of Victoria. Wilson was President of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 1929, and President of the Entomological Society of Victoria in 1928, 1929, 1934 and 1936. He was educated Wesley College.2 
Note* Firstly , I have been doing a little research on my Grandfather Frances Erasmus Wilson. He was a well known Birdo around 1910-20s. He was an zoologist and quite an authority on the Helmeted Honeyeater. I would be interested in finding out more information on his work in Ornithology.
Does anyone have any information?

Francis Erasmus Wilson (1888-1960) was Secretary of the RAOU from 1911 to 1913 and Honorary Entomologist to the National Museum of Victoria. He contributed a fair amount of stuff to The Emu, mainly on cuckoos and Helmeted Honeyeaters, between 1910 and 1950. An obituary was published in the Victorian Naturalist in 1961. The next time you visit Melbourne you can check it out in our library.
Regards, Hugo.
Hugo Phillipps,
Birds Australia Conservation & Liaison,
Australian Bird Research Centre,
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123, Australia. http://www.vicnet.net.au/~birdsaus.3 
Birth*25 Nov 1888 Beechworth, VIC, Australia, #B717/1889.4,5 
Marriage*18 Sep 1915Spouse: Ida Priscilla Elwell Holt. Balaclava Methodist Church, Balaclava, VIC, Australia, #M8935.6
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Oct 1915WILSON - HOLT. - On September 18, at Balaclava Methodist Church, by the Rev. J. Bradbury, assisted by the Rev. James Wilson (father of bridegroom), F. Erasmus Wilson, Aus. Exp. Force, only son of the Rev. James and Mrs. Wilson, "Casely," Beaconsfield Upper, to Ida Elewell, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Holt, "Carn Brea," Hotham street, East St. Kilda. At home, Tuesday and Wednesday, 12th and 13th October, at "Carn Brea," 104 Hotham street, East St. Kilda.7 
Widower6 Apr 1923Francis Erasmus Wilson became a widower upon the death of his wife Ida Priscilla Elwell Holt.8 
Marriage*20 Oct 1924Spouse: Mary Louisa Vera Durward. St John's Church, East Malvern, VIC, Australia, #M11162.9,10
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Dec 1924WILSON - DURWARD. - On the 20th October, at St. John's Church of England, Finch street, East Malvern, Francis Erasmus, only son of Rev. James and Mrs. Wilson, of Upper Beaconsfield to Mary Louisa Vera, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Durward, of Paxton street. East Malvern. (Present address, 22 Ferncroft avenue. East Malvern.)9 
Death*30 Jul 1960 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D9708 (Age 71.)11,5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
191422 Sycamore St, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: analyst.12
1919'Jacana', Darling Road, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: analyst.12
192453 Darling Road, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: analyst.12
bt 1931 - 194922 Ferncroft Rd, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: analyst later manufacturer.13
195428 Ferncroft Rd, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer.12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Jun 1913, The engagement is announced of Mr. F. Erasmus Wilson, only son of Rev. Jas. and Mrs. Wilson, of "Casley," Beaconsfield Upper, to Miss Idalia Elwell Holt, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Holt, of "Carn Brea," Hotham-street, East St. Kilda.14
  • 7 Oct 1915, MR. F. E. WILSON TO MISS I HOLT.
    The wedding of Mr. Francis E. Wilson, A.I.F., only son of the Rev. James Wilson, of Upper Beaconsfield, and Miss Ida Holt, youngest daughter of Mr. John Oakes Holt, of "Cam Brea," East St. Kilda, was celebrated on Saturday evening, 18th September, at the Balaclava Methodist Church. The church had been artistically decorated with masses of lilies and palms, whilst sheaths of the lovely blooms were set on the end of each pew. Suitable music was rendered, including the Wedding March from Lohengrin and the "Voice that Breathed o'er Eden." The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful frock of ivory crepe satin, with a pinafore overdress of lace, finished with tiny ninon roses. The court train of ivory satin was brocaded in velvet roses and her Limerick lace veil was arranged cap fashion into a wreath of orange blossom. The Early Victorian posy was of choice white blooms frilled and tied with tulle. The trainbearer was Miss N. Latham, who wore a dainty pale pink satin frock finished with ninon roses. A wreath of roses was worn in the hair and a posy of pink carnations carried. The Misses Louie Holt (sister) and Una Wilson (sister), who were the bridesmaids, were frocked alike in pale flame pink satin, the full overskirts of ninon banded with satin. The bodices of hand-worked lace were veiled with ninon, and they wore striking hats of flame pink tulle tied with black velvet streamers. Their posies were of pink carnations and roses tied and frilled with tulle. Mr. Wilfred Natrass was best man and Mr. Fred Holt groomsman.
    After the ceremony, the guests motored to the Wickliffe Cafe, on the Esplanade, where a reception and wedding tea was held. The tables were prettily decorated with pink tulle and blossom. The bride's mother received in black satin veiled with lovely lace, the bodice was of ninon and lace. A smart black and white hat was also worn and a bouquet of purple pansies and velvet streamers was carried. The bridegroom's mother was gowned in mauve crepe de chine, one of the new full skirts being worn with an Eton coatee. Her becoming black hat was modelled of tulle. Subsequently, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Wilson motored to Mornington for their honeymoon. The bride travelled in a dainty grey crepe de chine and small grey hat. Many handsome presents were received including a cheque from Moran and Cato, to which firm the bridegroom is analytical chemist. Amongst the guests were—Dr. and Mrs. Brooke Nichols, Mr. Henry Baker and Miss M. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. James Dyer, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Cronin, Mr. and Mrs. Mattingley, Mr. and Mrs. D. Le Souef.15
  • 2 Jan 1926, WILSON (nee Vera Durward) - On the 15th December at Finchlea private hospital, Manning road East Malvern to Mr and Mrs F Erasmus Wilson, Ferncroft avenue, East Malvern-a daughter (Barbara Chloris).16
  • 28 Feb 1928, WILSON On the 21st February, at Sister Woff's private hospital, Finchlea, 17 Manning road, East Malvern the wife of Erasmus Wilson, of Ferncroft avenue, East Malvern-a daughter (Phyllis Estelle).17
  • 18 Aug 1934, WILSON. -- On the 7th August, at Finchlea private hospital, East Melbourne, to Mr. and Mrs. F. Erasmus Wilson - a daughter (Lynette Alexandra).18

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, National Archives - Military File.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P001951b.htm
    Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://kuvik.net/ztoft/jansentofttree/ppl/b/4/…
    Email message from someone on 09/02/1998.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B717."
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P001951b.htm
  6. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M8935."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Oct 1915, p11.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6711 (Age 34) [par John Oates HOLT & Lucy TRELOAR]."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Dec 1924, p17.
  10. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#M11162 - Mary Louisa LENNOARD."
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D9708 age 71."
  12. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  13. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "analyst in 1931; manufacturer in 1936, 1937, 1943, 1949."
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 26 Jun 1913, p8.
  15. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, Punch (Melbourne), 7 Oct 1915, p40.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1926, p1.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Feb 1928, p1.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Aug 1934, p13.
Last Edited1 Jun 2017

Esma Kathleen Hay

F, #462, b. 1890, d. 1966
Father*Robert Hay b. 6 Feb 1856, d. 14 Apr 1948
Mother*Emily Neydhart b. 1864, d. 18 Jun 1939
Married NameKerr. 
Birth*1890 Kangaroo Flats, VIC, Australia, #B24324.1 
Marriage*4 Oct 1916Spouse: Lindsay Gardner Kerr. "Woodlands", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M10541.2
 
Marriage-Notice*18 Nov 1916KERR—HAY.—On the 4th October, at "Woodlands," Beaconsfield Upper, by the Rev. James Wilson, Lindsay Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr, of "Trenant," Kew, to Esma Kathleen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs Robert Hay, of "Woodlands," Beaconsfield Upper. At home Wednesday, November 22.3 
Widow26 Jan 1954Esma Kathleen Hay became a widow upon the death of her husband Lindsay Gardner Kerr.4 
Death*1966 Croydon, VIC, Australia, #D19761 age 75.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Hay and Emily Hay and Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay.6
bt 1915 - 1919Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Hay and Emily Hay.7,8,9,10,11
bt 1918 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lindsay Gardner Kerr.10,11

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B24324."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M10541."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Nov 1916 p13.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17306 age 61."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D19761 age 75."
  6. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  7. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  9. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  10. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  11. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited3 Apr 2016

Robert Hay

M, #463, b. 6 Feb 1856, d. 14 Apr 1948
Birth*6 Feb 1856 Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.1 
Marriage*1883Spouse: Emily Neydhart. Vienna, Austria.1
 
Residence*1916 "Woodlands", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, daughter's marriage. 
Widower18 Jun 1939Robert Hay became a widower upon the death of his wife Emily Neydhart.2 
Death*14 Apr 1948 Croydon, VIC, Australia, #D18248 (Age 92) [par William HAY & Mary MOFFAT].3 
Death-Notice*17 Apr 1948HAY.-On April 14, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. L. G. Kerr, Silver Ley, Hull road, Croydon, Robert, loved husband of the late Emilie, loving father of William (deceased), Marie, Eric (deceased), Norma, Esma, Ivan, aged 92 years.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Emily Hay. With Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Esma Kathleen Hay.5
bt 1915 - 1919Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Emily Hay. With Esma Kathleen Hay.6,7,8,9,10
bt 1921 - 1924Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Emily Hay.11,12,13

Family

Emily Neydhart b. 1864, d. 18 Jun 1939
Children 1.Emily Mary Olinda Hay b. 1885, d. 1973
 2.Aimee Frances Norma Hay b. 1887, d. 1985
 3.Eric Alexander Hay b. 1889, d. 2 Sep 1943
 4.Esma Kathleen Hay+ b. 1890, d. 1966
 5.Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay b. 1892, d. 25 Jun 1967

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Mar 1925, THURSDAY, MARCH 19. At Eleven O'Clock. On the Premises.
    WOODLAND, WALNUT GROVE, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. NINE-ROOMED HOUSE, Fully FURNISHED, With About 22½ Acres. Two Acres Orchard, to be Offered in One Lot. If Not Sold the FURNITURE Will be Sold WITHOUT RESERVE.
    This is a Great Chance to Secure the Making of a Fine Guest House, on a DEPOSIT of £150, Balance Arranged for the Buyer.
    Also,
    CAVERSHAM, Telegraph Road (Nearby). VERY NATTY CONCRETE FIVE-ROOMED VILLA. Furnished, and in Good Order, With Very Many Conveniences, 2½ Acres Land. Young Orchard in Bearing. Deposit Only £50, Balance in Easy Payments.
    Also, SIX LOVELY WEEK-END BLOCKS, On Middle Road. Popular Terms—£2 Deposit Balance 20/ Monthly.
    Further Particulars Apply. P. SPARGO, auctioneer. 366 Bourke street. Central 11332.14

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ancestry: Ranken/Lyon/Hay2010 - owner: helenbarton57.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15203 age 75 [par Joseph NEYDHART & Marie]."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Apr 1948, p2.
  5. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  6. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  7. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  8. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  9. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  11. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  12. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  13. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Mar 1925, p4.
Last Edited3 Apr 2016

Emily Neydhart

F, #464, b. 1864, d. 18 Jun 1939
Married NameHay. 
Birth*1864 Vienna, Austria.1 
Marriage*1883Spouse: Robert Hay. Vienna, Austria.1
 
Residence*1916 "Woodlands", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, daughter's marriage. 
Death*18 Jun 1939 Private Hospital, Ringwood, VIC, Australia, #D15203 age 75 [par Joseph NEYDHART & Marie].2 
Death-Notice*19 Jun 1939HAY. —On the 18th June at Ringwood Emilie beloved wife of Robert Hay formerly of Ravenswood (Victoria), Palparara (Queensland) and late of Port Albert and Upper Beaconsfield also loving mother of William, Linda, Norma, (Mrs Bright), Eric, Esma (Mrs Kerr) and Ivan.
HAY. —On the 18th June at Ringwood private hospital the beloved mother of Ivan mother-in-law of Alma and gran of Mary and Pamela.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Hay. With Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Esma Kathleen Hay.4
bt 1915 - 1919Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Hay. With Esma Kathleen Hay.5,6,7,8,9
bt 1921 - 1924Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Hay.10,11,12

Family

Robert Hay b. 6 Feb 1856, d. 14 Apr 1948
Children 1.Emily Mary Olinda Hay b. 1885, d. 1973
 2.Aimee Frances Norma Hay b. 1887, d. 1985
 3.Eric Alexander Hay b. 1889, d. 2 Sep 1943
 4.Esma Kathleen Hay+ b. 1890, d. 1966
 5.Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay b. 1892, d. 25 Jun 1967

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ancestry: Ranken/Lyon/Hay2010 - owner: helenbarton57.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15203 age 75 [par Joseph NEYDHART & Marie]."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jun 1939 p8.
  4. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  5. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  6. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  7. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  8. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  11. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  12. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
Last Edited3 Apr 2016

Lindsay Gardner Kerr

M, #465, b. 9 Oct 1891, d. 26 Jan 1954
Father*William Warren Kerr b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1949
Mother*Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman b. 1861, d. 26 Jul 1945
Birth*9 Oct 1891 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B34438.1 
Birth-Notice*7 Nov 1891KERR.—On the 9th ult, at Trenant, Wrixon-street, Kew, the wife of W. Warren Kerr, of a son.2 
Marriage*4 Oct 1916Spouse: Esma Kathleen Hay. "Woodlands", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M10541.3
 
Marriage-Notice18 Nov 1916KERR—HAY.—On the 4th October, at "Woodlands," Beaconsfield Upper, by the Rev. James Wilson, Lindsay Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr, of "Trenant," Kew, to Esma Kathleen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs Robert Hay, of "Woodlands," Beaconsfield Upper. At home Wednesday, November 22.4 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1919 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30). Transfer from William Warren Kerr to Lindsay Gardner Kerr. 30a.5 
Land-Note*3 Feb 1920 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30): Mortgagee: Mortgagee: David Jones. Mortage discharged 25 Jan 1923. Mortgagor was Lindsay Gardner Kerr.6 
Land-UBeac6 Mar 1923 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30). Transfer from Lindsay Gardner Kerr to William Warren Kerr. 30a.7 
Death*26 Jan 1954 Croydon, VIC, Australia, #D17306 age 61.8 
Death-Notice*27 Jan 1954KERR, Lindsay Gardiner. - On January 26, at Silver Ley, Hull road, Croydon, beloved husband of Esma, loving father of Pat, Bill. Peg, and Judy.
KERR. -The Funeral of the late Mr. LINDSAY GARDINER KERR win leave his home, Silver Ley, Hull road. Croydon. TOMORROW (Thursday), after a service com- mencing at 12.45 p.m.. for the Spring Vale Crematorium.
LE . PINE & SON PTY. LTD. JB4148.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1916 - 1917Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.10,11
bt 1918 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Esma Kathleen Kerr.12,13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Jul 1916, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From Dr C. A. Griffiths, health officer, "Pearyin," Berwick, reporting case of scarlet fever, Lindsay Kerr, 24 years, of "Crail," Upper Beaconsfield. —Received.14
  • 29 Aug 1918, Berwick Shire Council: Correspondence: From Lindsay Kerr, Beaconsfield Upper, re heaps of manure that Mr Shorthouse had been given notice to remove.-Referred to health officer.15
  • 26 Sep 1918, Berwick Shire Council: Correspondence: From Lindsay G. Kerr, Beaconsfield Upper, again complaining of manure heap at Beaconsfield Upper.--Received16
  • 9 Oct 1920, FRUIT CASE TRADE. A Parlous Industry.
    Further evidence as to prices and profits in the fruit case manufacturing trade was taken by the Fair Profits Commission yesterday.
    Mr. E. Pritchard, fruitgrower, and a member of the Harcourt Co-operative Company, Harcourt, said that the sawmill at Harcourt could not supply all thc cases required by growers in the district. Recently the Co-operative Company solicited quotations for the supply of 20,000 cases, but the replies were considered to be unfavourable. He advocated the more intensive planting of pine trees on the Mount Alexander common (Harcourt), which comprised an area of 4,000 acres. Trees which were planted on the common 10 and 12 years ago would soon be ready for cutting and manufacture into fruit cases. Prior to the war the Harcourt district exported about 60,000 cases of fruit, but at the present time the production of the district amounted to 300,000 cases. The industry could not depend upon the local market for its existence; the export trade was essential to the life of the fruit growing industry. Fruit growers would not object to pay 10d. or 11d. for "shooks," but at the same time he recognised that it was better for them that sawmillers should receive such a price as would permit them to remain in the case-making trade.
    Mr. Lindsay Gardner Kerr, of Upper Beaconsfield, said that he entered the case making trade six months ago, but as he found that he was losing money he had now given up the industry.
    Mr. George Lyell, managing director of Cherry aud Sons Pty. Ltd., Gisborne, and Mr, F. Collins, Neerim Junction, also gave evidence regarding the case-manufacturing trade.
    The commission adjourned until Tuesday at 10 a.m.17

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Nov 1891, p1.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M10541."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Nov 1916 p13.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - Lindsay Gardner Kerr of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - Mortgage No 400223 - Mortgagee: David Jones. Mortage discharged 25 Jan 1923.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - William Warren Kerr of 32 Belmont Avenue Kew Insurance Broker.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17306 age 61."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jan 1954 p12.
  10. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  11. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  12. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  13. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  14. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "20 Jul 1916, p2."
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 29 Aug 1918, p3.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 26 Sep 1918, p3.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Oct 1920, p21.
Last Edited13 Jan 2018

Eric Alexander Hay

M, #466, b. 1889, d. 2 Sep 1943
Father*Robert Hay b. 6 Feb 1856, d. 14 Apr 1948
Mother*Emily Neydhart b. 1864, d. 18 Jun 1939

World War I

Eric Alexander Hay, an accountant, enlisted on 10 Jun 1915 as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 5th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement. His unit embarked on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 Apr 1916, and he returned to Australia on 5 Apr 1918.1
Birth*1889 Kangaroo Flats, VIC, Australia, #B4658.2 
Marriage-Notice*8 Aug 1918The marriage of Miss Vera E. Whitehead, daughter of Mr. Arthur Whitehead, Bank of Victoria, Bendigo, and Lieutenant Eric A. Hay, A.I.F., late of 5th Battalion, son of Mr. Robert Hay, "Woodlands," Upper Beaconsfield, is arranged to take place on Wednesday, 14th August, at St. John's, Toorak.3 
Death*2 Sep 1943 West Maitland, NSW, Australia, #D24191/1943.4,5 
Death-Notice*13 Sep 1943HAY.-On September 2 (suddenly), at Bank of Australasia, West Maitland. N.S.W., Eric Alexander, loved brother of Ivan, brother-in-law of Alma, and uncle of Mary and Pamela.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Jul 1915, ERIC HAY. Mr. Eric Hay, formerly of the Bank of Australasia, Shepperton branch, is now in the camp at Seymour. He has been promoted to corporal.7
  • 10 Sep 1943, MR. E. A. HAY
    The death occurred suddenly at the Maitland Hospital of Mr. E. A. Hay, manager of the Bank of Australasia. Deceased, who had been in ordinary health during the day, was admitted to the institution at 7 pm., and died an hour later.
    Mr. Hay went to Maitland from Tamworth about two months ago. He leaves a wife and two sons, both of whom are in the services. Before going to Maitland Mr Hay was for nearly five years manager of the Tamworth branch of the bank and on leaving that centre he was farewelled by the Rotary club, of which he was a member. He also took a very active part in all public institutions, including the hospital board, the patriotic fund and the Returned Soldiers' League, and followed the motto of Rotary, 'Service before Self.8'

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B4658."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne), 8 Aug 1918, p27.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, helenbarton57.
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Sep 1943, p2.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Shepparton Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1953), Mon 12 Jul 1915, p2.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), Fri 10 Sep 1943, p2.
Last Edited15 Jan 2017

Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay

M, #467, b. 1892, d. 25 Jun 1967
Father*Robert Hay b. 6 Feb 1856, d. 14 Apr 1948
Mother*Emily Neydhart b. 1864, d. 18 Jun 1939
Probate (Will)* Ivan Herbert M Hay. Grazier. Mount Egerton. 25 Jun 1967. 673/888.1 
Birth*1892 Kangaroo Flats, VIC, Australia, #B14636.2 
Land-UBeac*7 Jul 1919 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8). Transfer from Jessey Sykes to Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Emily Mary Olinda Hay. 22a 2r 16p - transfer 893075.3 
Land-Note*7 Jul 1919 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8): Mortgagee: Annie Campbell Wade. Discharged 4 Jan 1940. Mortgagor was Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Emily Mary Olinda Hay.4 
Marriage*3 Oct 1923Spouse: an unknown person . Christ Church, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, Alma Isabel HARRIS.5
 
Land-UBeac*13 May 1941 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8). Transfer from Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Emily Mary Olinda Hay to William Lang. Caveat lodged on 6 Aug 1926.6 
Death*25 Jun 1967 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D14411 (Age 76.)7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Woodlands, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Robert Hay and Emily Hay and Esma Kathleen Hay.8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 110; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 4.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B14636."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3323-453 - Ivan Herbert Hay of Stoneleigh Beaufort Station Manager and Emilie Marie O'Linda Hay of 16 William Street South Yarra Spinster - proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 4236-164.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, helenbarton57.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164 - William Lang of Upper Beaconsfield Foreman Packer.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D14411 Place of birth Ravenswood."
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
Last Edited25 Jan 2017

Emily Mary Olinda Hay

F, #469, b. 1885, d. 1973
Father*Robert Hay b. 6 Feb 1856, d. 14 Apr 1948
Mother*Emily Neydhart b. 1864, d. 18 Jun 1939
Birth*1885 Kangaroo Flats, VIC, Australia, #B18723.1 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jul 1919 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8). Transfer from Jessey Sykes to Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Emily Mary Olinda Hay. 22a 2r 16p - transfer 893075.2 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note7 Jul 1919 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8): Mortgagee: Annie Campbell Wade. Discharged 4 Jan 1940. Mortgagor was Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Emily Mary Olinda Hay.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac13 May 1941 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8). Transfer from Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Emily Mary Olinda Hay to William Lang. Caveat lodged on 6 Aug 1926.4 
Death*1973 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D11891 (Age 87) - as HAY.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18723."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3323-453 - Ivan Herbert Hay of Stoneleigh Beaufort Station Manager and Emilie Marie O'Linda Hay of 16 William Street South Yarra Spinster - proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 4236-164.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164 - William Lang of Upper Beaconsfield Foreman Packer.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D11891 Place of birth Ravenswood."
Last Edited15 Jan 2017

Aimee Frances Norma Hay

F, #470, b. 1887, d. 1985
Father*Robert Hay b. 6 Feb 1856, d. 14 Apr 1948
Mother*Emily Neydhart b. 1864, d. 18 Jun 1939
Birth*1887 Kangaroo Flats, VIC, Australia, #B20796 - as Amelia Frances Norma.1 
Marriage-Notice*5 Dec 1918MR. C. E. BRIGHT TO MISS NORMA HAY.
The marriage of Mr. C. E. Bright, of "Rostrevor," Hopetoun-road, Toorak, to Miss Norma Hay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hay, of "Woodlands," Upper Beaconsfield, was quietly celebrated on Saturday, 30th Nov., at the residence of Mrs. J. Hay, "Waiwera," Box Hill. The uncle of the bride, Colonel Chaplain J. Hay, officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dainty frock of champagne coloured georgette, and a black hat. Mr. Bright's small daughter, Mary, acted as bridesmaid. The bride's travelling dress was a coat and skirt of navy blue, worn with a blouse of biscuit-coloured georgette, embroidered in blue.2 
Death*1985 Mount Eliza, VIC, Australia, #D13911 (Age 87) as BRIGHT Aimee Frances Norma.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B20796."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne), 5 Dec 1918, p32.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D13911 Place of birth Ravenswood."
Last Edited15 Jan 2017

Dr William Elliot Drake

M, #471, b. Sep 1867, d. 3 Nov 1921
Father*Dr Thomas Drake b. 1835, d. 6 Nov 1908
Mother*May Elliot b. 30 Oct 1839, d. Jun 1871
ChartsDescendants of William DRAKE
Descendants of William James HARRIS
Note* Owned "Amesfield Park" property after the Pegler Family. He built a house on it in 1910 called "Woonda Mia."1 
Birth*Sep 1867 West Ham Union, London, England, Sep Q [W Ham Union] 4a 5.2 
Education*16 Jun 1885 William Elliot Drake - Clare College - Entered: Michs. 1885 - More Information: Adm. at CLARE, June 16, 1885. [Eldest] s. of Thomas, surgeon. Matric. Michs. 1885; B.A. 1888; M.A., M.B. and B.C. 1892. At St Thomas's Hospital, London. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., 1892. Went to Australia and practised at Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria. Retired before 1920, but continued to reside at Upper Beaconsfield. Died there Nov. 3, 1921, aged 54. (Medical Directories; Scott, MSS.)3 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1900 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Barbarossa
Age 31.4 
Related*1901 Raymond Courtenay Drake Wm Elliot DRAKE is Raymond Courtenay Drake's great uncle. 
Marriage*21 Jan 1902Spouse: Christine Maybelle Harris. Parish Church, Halwill, Devon, England, Mar Q [Holsworthy] 5b 867.5,6
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel31 Jan 1902 Sailing with Christine Maybelle Harris to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Ortona sailing from Plymouth, England
Age 41.7
Land-Note1904 PAK-60: 1904/05 paid rates for 1a Beaconsfield Estate (Tweddell's house - Rosemont) N30, also 1905/06.8 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1 Nov 1906 Sailing with Christine Maybelle Drake to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Marathon
adult.9 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1909 Sailing with Christine Maybelle Drake May Elliot Drake to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Orsova sailing from Plymouth
Age 47.10,9 
Residence*1909 "Woonda Mia", St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Built a house named "Woonda Mia" on their property. 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1909 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 8). Transfer from Henrietta Singleton to Dr William Elliot Drake. 32a 0r 38 9/10p.11,12 
Land-UBeac*27 Feb 1912 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Dr William Elliot Drake. 5a 2r 0p.13 
Land-UBeac*14 Nov 1912 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Dr William Elliot Drake to William Joseph Clezy Brown. 5a 2r 0p.14 
(Witness) Occupation1921Dr William Elliot Drake witnessed the Occupation of Frederick Percy Keeble in 1921; groom at Drakes of 'Woonda Mia'. William Elliot DRAKE left Frederick £50 in his will.15 
(Witness) Occupation1921Dr William Elliot Drake witnessed the Occupation of Violet May Collard in 1921; housemaid at Drakes of 'Woonda Mia'. William Elliot DRAKE left Violet £25 in his will.15 
(Witness) Occupation1921Dr William Elliot Drake witnessed the Occupation of George Charman Hodgson in 1921; gardener at Drakes of 'Woonda Mia'. William Elliot DRAKE left George £100 in his will.15 
Death*3 Nov 1921 "Woonda Mia", St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D12915 (Age 54) [par Thomas DRAKE & Mary ELLIOT] - He died of pulmonary phthisis and exhaustion from which he has suffered for 20 years.16
Death-Notice*4 Nov 1921DRAKE.-On the 3rd November, at "Woonda Mia", Beaconsfield Upper, William Elliott, MA MB (Cantab.), the beloved husband of Christine Maybelle Drake, aged 54 years.
DRAKE -Friends the late Dr WILLIAM ELLIOT DRAKE are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Berwick Cemetery. Funeral to leave his residence Beaconsfield Upper, THIS DAY (Friday, November 4), at 2 o clock.17 
Probate (Will)*10 Jan 1922 181/222. ex Physician. Beaconsfield.18 
Land-Note*15 Jan 1923 William Elliot Drake died on 3 November 1921, Probate has been granted to The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.19 
Land-UBeac*11 May 1923 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 8). Transfer from Dr William Elliot Drake to Christine Maybelle Drake. 32a 0r 38 9/10p.20 
Village Bell*Apr 1994The article reads: Hearsay History: Dr Drake lived in “Rosemont”, A’Beckett Road, before “Amesfield Park” in St Georges Road. His groom had a house at the corner of Harpfield Road.21 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871West Ham, Stratford, Essex, England(Head of Household) Dr Thomas Drake;
Age 3
Member(s) of Household: May Drake22
3 Apr 1881West Ham, England(Head of Household) Dr Thomas Drake;
Age 13 - scholar
Member(s) of Household: May Elliot Drake23
5 Apr 1891Leonard BUTLER, 109 Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, London, EnglandAge 23 - Student of Medicine - Lodger24
1903Bluff Road, Black Rock, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: doctor of medicine. With Christine Maybelle Drake.25
1909Neerim Road, Oakleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: doctor. With Christine Maybelle Drake.26
1910Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: physician. With Christine Maybelle Drake.27
bt 1912 - 1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Christine Maybelle Drake.28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36

Grave

  • Plot 4-004-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia37

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Apr 1901, PASSENGERS BY THE G.M.S. PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD. The following is a list of the passengers booked by the G.M.S. Prinz Regent Luitpold, which sails at 1 p.m. to-day for Bremen via ports:—From Melbourne— For London: Mr. W. Elliot Drake.38
  • 22 Jan 1902, WEDDING AT HALWILL. MISS HARRIS AND DR. DRAKE.
    Despite the inclemency of the weather, the quaint little parish church of Halwill was crowded at noon yesterday to witness the marriage of Miss Christine Maybelle Harris, fourth daughter of Mr. W. J. Harris, of the Manor House, Halwill, to Dr. Elliott Drake, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Drake, of Winchester. The chancel was tastefully decorated with flowers. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. K. A. Lake (rector), and the address was given by the Rev. G. D. Melluish, of Ashwater. The service was choral, and the hymns sung were "Fight the good fight" and "O, perfect love."
    Owing to family bereavement, the ceremony was more of a private nature than it would otherwise have been, as it was the desire of the parishioners to testify publicly to the regard and respect in which they held Miss Harris, who on all occasions has been to the front in doing what she could for their welfare. The guests, therefore, were not numerous, and among those present were Mrs Harris (mother of the bride), Dr and Mrs Burd (Okehampton), Dr Linnington Ash (Holsworthy), Mr and Mrs Forrest (Southampton), Mr and Mrs Garratt (Brentwood), Mr and Mrs Mark Ball (Newton Abbot), Mr and Mrs Scott-Browne (Buckland Filleigh), the Misses James, Mr and Mrs Frank Drake and Miss Drake (Winchester), Mr Rupert Thornhill, Mrs Willie Harris, etc. Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" was played on the organ by Mrs. Forrest as the bridal party left the church. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. R. T. Harris, in the absence of his father, through indisposition. The bridesmaids were Miss Loveday Forrest and Miss Esther Burd (nieces). Mr. Somers James acted as best man.
    The bride wore an eau-de-nil silk dress with dove-grey hat and coat trimmed with Mechlin lace. Her travelling costume was of blue tweed, with sable hat, trimmed with violets. The bridesmaids wore white dresses with white left hats trimmed with ostrich feathers and white serge coats. Mrs. Harris (mother of the bride) had a lavender dress with black sequins and steel trimmings and lavender bonnet.
    The presents received by the bride included a silver biscuit box, given by the employes on the farm and estate; a set of fish knives and forks, by the coachman and indoor servants; and a silver salver, by the parishioners.
    In the afternoon a large number of parishioners were entertained to a luncheon, presided over by the Rector, in the Parish Room. The health of the bride and bridegroom was heartily drunk.
    The railway station was gaily decorated, under the supervision of Mr. Scettrino, and the newly-married pair left amid the discharge of detonators for Sidmouth, where the honeymoon will be spent.5
  • 23 Aug 1902, DRAKE.—On the 16th August, at Wedgwood, Blackrock, the wife of W. Elliot Drake-a daughter (premature, stillborn).39
  • 20 May 1905, The many friends of Dr. Sleeman will be pleased to hear that he is gradually improving. Since he left Trentham he has been testing the fresh air cure at Dr. Drake's sanatorium, Beaconsfield, with satistactory results. Under this regime he sleeps and lives entirely outside. Some few weeks ago the eldest boy of Mr. A. T. Knight, Barry's Reef, had a bad attack of pneumonia, which unfortunately left traces of consumption. Acting under medical advice, Mr. Knight has removed his family to St. Arnaud, where the lad will undergo the fresh air treatment during the winter, with (it is hoped) beneficial results.40
  • 11 Dec 1908, A Winchester Surgeon's Will
    ... Courtenay Henry Drake, if shall act trustee the testator daughter's fortune. He left £200 to his servant, Ann Day, still in his service. The residue of his property left one-third each his sons, William Elliot Drake, and Francis Courtney Drake, and one third ...41
  • 10 Apr 1909, April 6. Asturias, R.M.S. W. J. Jenks, R.N.R., for Marseilles and London. Passengers—saloon:Dr. and Mrs. W. Elliot Drake.42
  • 8 Jan 1910, KLINGENDER and ALSOP, Architects, 450 Chancery-lane, Melbourne, Invite TENDERS for ERECTION Of TIMBER RESIDENCE At Upper Beaconsfield. For Dr. W. E. Drake. Tel. 2417. Deposit £15.43
  • 8 Jul 1910, FIRES IN THE COUNTRY.— BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Thursday. — The fine villa Windermere which has just been built for Dr Elliott Drake at Upper Beaconsfield, narrowly escaped destruction by fire on Monday. The red-pine panellings inside the room were being dressed with beeswax when the flame from a heater set fire to the wax. The flames spread to the mantel and a wardrobe which had received a coat of oil, and they began to burn fiercely. A number of men were still at work on the building, and they rushed to the scene, and beat out the burning wood with wet sacks. It was probably the lining of fibro-cement that saved the building.44
  • 29 Aug 1910, BEACONSFIELD - A men's social club has been formed at Beaconsfield Upper, in the interests of the young men of the district. Officers were elected as follows: -President Dr Eliott Drake vice-presidents Rev James Wilson and Mr Barclay, treasurer, Mr H Glissman; secretary, Mr P. M'Mahon; committee, Messrs E. Brown, sen., E Brown jun., Roy Tyler, L Knapton and S Gibb.45
  • 8 Sep 1910, A men's social club has been formed at Upper Beaconsfield, with the Rev. [sic] Eliott Drake as President.46
  • 8 Mar 1913, Dr. Elliot Drake and Mrs Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield, leave by the Themistocles on April 11, to visit relatives and friends in the south of England.47
  • 1 Apr 1914, Mr Smith is having great success in water finding in the Beaconsfield district. On Dr Drake's property he struck water at 43 feet, which rose to within 11 feet of the surface. At Mr J. Payne's property water was obtained at 37 feet, rising in the bore to within 7 feet of the surface; at Mr J. H. Steel's property, at Cardinia Park Hotel, it was struck at 15 feet, rising about 9 feet in the bore.48
  • 31 Dec 1914, Late Advertisements. Postmaster General's Department, Melbourne, 29th December, 1914.
    WRITTEN OFFERS will be received at the Post Offices, Beaconsfield, Upper Beaconsfield, Narre Warren and Berwick, until 3 p.m. on they 5th January, 1915, for the supply and delivery of 20 Round Wooden Poles between Upper Beaconsfield P.O. and residence of Misses M. E. and L. Connor, Dr. Drake, and E. Shorthouse, snr.
    Full particulars at the Post Offices named.
    W. G. SPENCE, Postmaster-General49
  • 5 Apr 1915, COUNTRY SHOWS. BERWICK.— A show was held at Beaconsfield Upper on Saturday under the auspices of the local progress association, when there was a good, display ot fruit, flowers, vegetables, &c. Amongst the principal prize takers in the fruit sections were the Brierfield Orchard, J. Crooke and T. L. Cotter. Dr. Drake was was principal prize winner in the flower sections. At the close a sale of exhibits took place in aid of the Belgians, when about £15 was realised.50
  • 16 Nov 1916, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.— Dr. W. E. Drake and Mr. J. Hopkins have been appointed trustees of the local assembly hall.51
  • 23 Nov 1916, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. A concert given free to the residents was held on the evening of Saturday, in the Assembly Hall, the occasion being the appointment of two trusteee to fill the vacancies on the board of management. The gentlemen appointed were Dr W. E. Drake and Mr James Hopkins. The concert was quite a success, the local talent being augmented by violinists from Melbourne, and a very enjoy able evening was spent.52
  • 13 Dec 1916, Dr and Mrs W. E. Drake, of Beaconsfield Upper, who were successful exhibitors at the Berwick show held last month, each receiving 15s in prize-money, have returned their cheques to the secretary with a request that the 30s be placed to the credit of the Society's patriotic fund. The secretary desires to acknowledge receipt of the amounts with thanks.53
  • 21 Dec 1916, Dr. and Mrs W. E. Drake of Upper Beaconsfield, have contributed all the prize money they won at the Mornington Farmers' Society's show held at Berwick last month, to the local Patriotic Funds..54
  • 9 Aug 1917, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From Upper Beaconsfield progress association, re (1) state of road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's; also (2) between Miss Cannon's, Runnymede, and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's ; (3) re growth of saplings' on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Capt. Rushall's, there having been several narrow escapes from accident of late. - Clerk of Works to attend.55
  • 10 Aug 1917, BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. CORRESPONDENCE.
    From H. Glismann, acting secretary of Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association, drawing attention to the road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's. It needed repair. Also re the road between Miss Cannon's and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's. Also to the growth of saplings on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Captain Rushall's.-Clerk of works to attend, on motion of Crs Martin and Henty.56
  • 10 Nov 1917, BEACONSFIELD UPPER- At an adjourned meeting regarding a packing shed, Dr E Drake presided, and Mr A S M Harrison manager of the Victorian Orchardists Co operative Association, was present. A motion by Councillor G W Martin in favour of erecting a packing shed at Upper Beaconsfield on the lines of the proposal submitted by the Victorian Orchardists' Co-operative Association, was agreed to and a committee was appointed. The shed will have a capacity for dealing with 40,000 cases. Another shed will be needed by the owners of large orchards in North Beaconsfield.57
  • 28 Feb 1918, On Saturday afternoon the new croquet ground was opened by Dr. W. E. Drake. This will add to the attractions of this growing Mountain resort. The lawn is on the public hall grounds alongside the tennis courts.58
  • 31 Dec 1918, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — On behalf of the Red Triangle special appeal fund a garden fete was held on Saturday, December 21, at Woonda Mia, the residence of Dr Elliott Drake. The Y M C A ladies string band was in attendance during the afternoon, and in the evening a concert for the same object was held in the Assembly Hall, the musicians also coming from the city The combined net result was £40/3/.59
  • 22 Feb 1921, Even the Carpets Stolen. In the absence of Dr. Drake from his home in Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, the place was ransacked, even the carpets being taken. The doctor returned yesterday from a holiday and found that not one article of value had been left. The plates and cutlery were included in the goods taken. Even the wine cellars had been cleaned out. The stolen property is said to be worth over £1000.60
  • 15 Mar 1921, DOCTOR'S HOUSE ROBBED. Caretakers Admit Guilt.
    DANDENONG, Monday - At the Berwick Police Court on Friday, before Messrs Harvey Smith (chairman), G L, Wilson, J W Bailey, W. G A' Beckett, and Greaves. Violet Andrews and Albert Skilbeck were charged with having stolen from the dwelling of William E Drake, at Upper Beaconsfield property valued at £1,000. Skilbeck was also charged with having stolen a horse and buggy.
    William E Drake retired medical man, said that he and his wife had gone to the Gippsland lakes for a holiday, leaving both accused in charge. On returning, he discovered that his house had been ransacked. The property stolen comprised Jewellery, cutlery, silver plate, cut-glass, a horse and buggy, and harness, sewing machine, binoculars, and a war gratuity bond for L58/16/6.
    Amongst the property recovered when the woman Andrews was arrested was a military medal, bearing the inscription "1197 Pte J. R. Skilbeck 5th Australian Infantry Battalion ." When arrested Skilbeck had in his possession a discharged soldier's badge numbered 16,933, but it was stated in evidence that there was, no record of his war service. He was arrested by Detective Ethell at the Sandown Park racecourse on Monday.
    Both accused pleaded guilty and were committed for trial at the General Sessions, Melbourne, on April 1.
    Robbery from Farm.
    At the Dandenong Police Court on Monday, before Messrs A. W. Pearson (chairman), H. A. Lousada, and T McLennan, J. P's, Violet Andrews was charged with having stolen articles valued at L150 the property of Malcolm G. McE. Watson, at Lyndhurst, on April 20. Arthur Skilbeck was charged with having stolen from M. Watson on April 10, a chestnut pony, Abbott buggy, one set of harness, a case of razors, leather motor coat, gold matchbox, gold cigar cutter, gold and platinum watch chain and locket, wearing apparel, and other articles valued at £150.
    Evidence was given for the prosecutlon that Andrews and Skilbeck were engaged to work at Mr Watson's farm, Lyndhurst. While Mr. Watson was away on a holiday they packed up the property and went to Mordialloc, Andrews was arrested at Port Melbourne on March 2, and Skilbeck at the Sandown Park races, on March 7.
    Skilbeck declined to plead, but Andrews pleaded guilty. They were committed for trial at the General Sessions, Melbourne, on April 1.61
  • 9 Apr 1921, YOUNG WOMAN DUPED. Victim of Plausible Rogue.
    Albert Skilbeck, otherwise Charles Hansen was brought before Judge Wasley in General Sessions yesterday, to receive sentence on three counts of larceny as a servant. Associated with him in the charges was a young woman named Violet Andrews. One of three cases was that in which the house of Dr Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield was ransacked during the absence of the family on holidays and while the man Skilbeck or Hansen was in charge.
    Detective Ethell told Judge Wasley that Violet Andrews was three years ago employed in a coffee palace in the city. She was a girl of exemplary character until she met the male prisoner, who came to the establishment, and pretended that he was a returned soldier under treatment at the Base Hospital. He produced a military medal struck in the name of J R Skilbeck, and in this way he won the girl's affections. As a fact he had never been a soldier, and had no right to the medal which he showed. He had gradually drawn the young woman into crime.
    Judge Wasley sentenced Skilbeck to two years on each count, the first two to be concurrent, and the third to be cumulative (four years in all). Violet Andrews was sentenced to six months imprisonment on each count, the sentences to be concurrent, and to be suspended upon her entering into a surety of £50 to be of good behaviour.62
  • 5 Nov 1921, Dr W Elliott Drake of Woondia Mia, Beaconsfield Upper, died on Thursday. He was 54 years of age. Dr Drake is the son of Dr Thomas Drake, who, with his brother in law, Dr Elliott, had a large practice at Stratford, London, England. Dr Elliott Drake was educated at the Merchant Tailors' School (Lond.) and then went to Cambridge, where he took his M.A. and M.B. degrees. He bought a practice at Southend, England, but, not being of robust health he came to Aus tralia in 1901. For 18 years he resided at Beaconsfield. He was a keen entomologist, specialising in sepidoptera. His classified collection, representing Beaconsfield and other districts, among which are many new species is a distinct contribution to science. He leaves a widow, a niece (Mrs G. H. Knox), and a nephew (Mr W. Harris).63
  • 19 Nov 1921, At the monthly meeting of the Public Library trustees on Thursday, the director of the National Museum reported that a valuable collection of Australian butterflies and moths, belonging to the late Dr. Elliot Drake, M.A., had been given to the institution by Mrs. C. M. Drake. The collection comprises over 5,000 specimens, and is in an excellent state of preservation. The majority of the insects were collected by Dr. and Mrs. Drake, chiefly at Upper Beaconsfield and Black Rock. They include a number of species new to science, and many others, which, with the spread of population and destruction of their natural surroundings, are becoming rare. A vote of thanks was ordered to be sent to Mrs. Drake.64
  • 30 Dec 1921, The Equity Trustees Co. Ltd. is applying for probate of the will of William Elliot Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield, retired physician, who died on November 3. The assets are sworn at £17,396, consisting of real estate £3081 and personal estate £14,315. Testator devised to his wife his real estate and bequeathed to her his furniture and effects. After bequeathing legacies to his niece and two nephews, also to his gardener, groom and housemaid, testator directs that the income of his residuary estate shall be paid to his wife during her life and on her death the capital divided among the children of his late brother, Francis Courtney Drake.65

Citations

  1. [S56] Berwick-Pakenham Historical Society, In the wake of the pack tracks, p63.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12915 age 54 [par Thomas DRAKE & Mary ELLIOTT]."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Wm Elliot DRAKE age 31. B665 001.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Devon and Exeter Gazette (Devon, England), Wed, 22 Jan 1902, p5 & Fri 24 Jan 1902, p2 (same article except that it said that marriage took place on Tuesday) - also published in Western Times (Devon, England) 24 Jan 1902.
  6. [S9] GRO.
  7. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  8. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 paid rates 1904/05 + 1905/06 N30 - may have lived there longer?
  9. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK outward passengers.
  10. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), CM DRAKE age 45, Wm Elliot DRAKE age 47. B794 001.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2782-212 - Henrietta Singleton to William Elliot Drake of Upper Beaconsfield Physician.
  12. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3898     
    G21722 W ELLIOT DRAKE PAKENHAM 8 66. 1909 - 1909.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2080-806 - The Commercial Bank to William Elliot Drake of Upper Beaconsfield Retired Physician - C/T 3576-149.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3576-149 - William Elliot Drake to William Joseph Clezy Brown of Victoria Street Sandringham Gentleman.
  15. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Nov 1921 p1.
  18. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1198; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 651.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2782-212 William Elliot Drake died on 3 November 1921, Probate has been granted to The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2782-212 - Christine Maybelle Drake of Upper Beaconsfield Widow is now the proprietor.
  21. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 97 - Apr 1994, p11 by John Milligan."
  22. [S83] Online index to the UK census "RG10; Piece: 1624; Folio: 106; Page: 53; GSU roll: 829931."
  23. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 1721; Folio: 37; Page: 1; GSU roll: 1341411."
  24. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 391; Folio: 134; Page: 10; GSU Roll: 6095501.
    http://search.ancestry.com.au/browse/view.aspx."
  25. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  26. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  27. [S110] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1910.
  28. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  29. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  30. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  31. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  32. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  33. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  34. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  35. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  36. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  37. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-004-B     Drake     M 54     4/11/1921 683
    4-004-A     Drake     F 76     6/01/1948 1212 (must be reference to Christine - she died 1947 in England).
  38. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), Sat 6 Apr 1901, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article240117834
  39. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 23 Aug 1902, p59
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139129742
  40. [S14] Newspaper - The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), Sat 20 May 1905, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90167898
  41. [S14] Newspaper - Southern Echo (Hampshire), 11 Dec 1908, p3.
  42. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 10 Apr 1909, p46
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139691486
  43. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jan 1910, p3.
  44. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 July 1910 p10.
  45. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1910, p8.
  46. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 8 Sep 1910, p2.
  47. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 8 Mar 1913, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221827092
  48. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "1 Apr 1914, p3."
  49. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Thu 31 Dec 1914, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66186775
  50. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 5 Apr 1915, p6.
  51. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 16 Nov 1916, p11.
  52. [S14] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Thu 23 Nov 1916, p2.
  53. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), Wed 13 Dec 1916, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92089740."
  54. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Thu 21 Dec 1916, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88660693."
  55. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Aug 1917, p3.
  56. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "10 Aug 1917, p3."
  57. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Nov 1917, p23.
  58. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "28 Feb 1918, p2."
  59. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Dec 1918 p6.
  60. [S14] Newspaper - Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW), 22 Feb 1921, p1.
  61. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Mar 1921 p9.
  62. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Apr 1921 p17.
  63. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Nov 1921 p18.
  64. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Nov 1921 p22.
  65. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Fri 30 Dec 1921, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242640749
Last Edited30 Jun 2018

Christine Maybelle Harris

F, #472, b. Jun 1870, d. 20 Aug 1947
Father*William James Harris b. 1 Oct 1835, d. 29 Oct 1910
Mother*Catherine Ann Thornhill b. 1837, d. 28 Apr 1918
ChartsDescendants of William DRAKE
Descendants of William James HARRIS
Related Edward William Harris Christine DRAKE was Edward William HARRIS' aunt. 
Married NameDrake. 
Probate (Will) 393/033. Christine M ELLIOT-DRAKE Date of grant: 16 Oct 1947; Date of death: 20 Aug 1947; Occupation: Widow.1 
Related* Lady Ada Victoria Harris Christine DRAKE was Ada Victoria KNOX' aunt. 
Related* Isabella Kate Burd Christine DRAKE is the aunt of Isabella BURD. 
Birth*Jun 1870 Bromley, Kent, England, Jun Q [Bromley] 2a 323.2 
Marriage*21 Jan 1902Spouse: Dr William Elliot Drake. Parish Church, Halwill, Devon, England, Mar Q [Holsworthy] 5b 867.3,4
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel31 Jan 1902 Sailing with Dr William Elliot Drake to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Ortona sailing from Plymouth, England
Age 41.5
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1 Nov 1906 Sailing with Dr William Elliot Drake to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Marathon
adult.6 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1909 Sailing with Dr William Elliot Drake May Elliot Drake to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Orsova sailing from Plymouth
Age 45.7,6 
Residence1909 "Woonda Mia", St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Built a house named "Woonda Mia" on their property. 
Land-UBeac28 Aug 1911 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10) 'Fernacre', 55 St Georges Road. Transfer from Catherine Stubbs to Christine Maybelle Drake. 7a 2r 11p.8 
Land-UBeac*28 Aug 1911 GEM-D-38.39. Transfer from Catherine Stubbs to Christine Maybelle Harris.9 
Land-UBeac*14 Mar 1919 GEM-D-39 (part). Transfer from Christine Maybelle Harris to Frederick Percy Keeble. 4a 2r 10p.10 
Widow3 Nov 1921Christine Maybelle Harris became a widow upon the death of her husband Dr William Elliot Drake.11
Land-UBeac*7 Mar 1922 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10) 'Fernacre', 55 St Georges Road. Transfer from Christine Maybelle Drake to Henri Deville. 7a 2r 11p.12 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel4 Jan 1923 Sailing with Isabella Kate Burd to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Diogenes travelling from Plymoth 1st class
Age 52 - Last address in England: Halwill Manor Beauworthy.13
Land-UBeac*11 May 1923 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 8). Transfer from Dr William Elliot Drake to Christine Maybelle Drake. 32a 0r 38 9/10p.14 
Land-Note*11 Jun 1924 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A: Mortgagee: Christine Maybelle Drake. Discharged 30 Jun 1926. Mortgagor was David Norman McBride.15 
Land-UBeac*24 Apr 1928 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8). Transfer from Christine Maybelle Drake to Olive May Elliott. 2a 0r 3p.16 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Feb 1929 To Plymouth, Devon, England. Ship S.S. Paris sailing from New York
Age 59 - Address in UK Beaworthy Devon Manor.17
Land-UBeac8 Aug 1929 GEM-D-38.39 (part). Transfer from Christine Maybelle Drake to Major Charles William Campbell. 30a 22p.18 
Land-UBeac*8 Aug 1929 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8). Transfer from Christine Maybelle Drake to Major Charles William Campbell. Balance 30a 36p.19 
Land-Berwick13 Nov 1931 BER-26. Transfer from Isabel Maud Willis to Christine Maybelle Drake. Christine Drake renamed the property Brendon.20 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Jun 1936 Sailing with Charlotte Donnelly to London, England. Ship S.S. Baradine sailing from Brisbane
Age 66 - UK address Lamerton, Tavistock. Travelling with Charlotte Donnelly, nurse.21
Death*20 Aug 1947 Exeter, Devon, England, aka Christine Maybelle ELLIOT-DRAKE.22 
Death-Notice*23 Aug 1947DRAKE (By Cable).-On August 20, in England. Christine Maybelle, widow of the late Dr William Elliot Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield.23 
Probate (Will)*2 Apr 1948 ELLIOT-DRAKE Christine Maybelle of Vanhouse South Zeal Okehampton Devonshire widow died 20 August 1947 at Wonford House Exeter Probate London 2 April to Henry Percival Letcher solicitor. Effects £1582 14s. 5d.24,25 
Village Bell*Apr 1984The article reads: The earliest personal recollections [about Amesfield Park] we have are from Victoria Knox, who revisited the site after the bushfires, and reminisced to Jane Holth.
“Dr and Mrs. Elliott Drake, my uncle and aunt, came to Australia from Devon about 1910, and built “Woonda Mia”, later known as “Amesfield Park”. The late Rodney Alsop (1881-1932) was the architect. It was a beautiful house, and with its garden and outhouses, was a source of pride and joy to its owners. It was built out of weatherboard which was oiled and had a wide verandah looking down the hill toward the sea.”
“I came to Australia to look after my only brother, who fought alongside Australians in World War One. I intended to be here for six months but I stayed for sixty years. On arrival on 1st August 1919 I was met at Beaconsfield Station on a cold wet winter’s evening by my aunt driving a buggy. The horses, Glitter and Silver, pulled us up the hilly bush road to her home. We went everywhere on horses in those days and the big occasion of the day was the meeting each morning at the Post Office. Everyone turned up on ponies to collect their mail, and to discuss yesterday’s happenings.”
“Our cooking was done on a big wood stove. A chip heater supplied water for baths. Tanks held rain water, and a bore was put down a year later. My aunt and I were water diviners and we found the water. The butcher called once a week in a covered wagon with the meat hanging from hooks inside. A large knife was handed to you, the back curtains pulled aside, and you dived in and cut off the piece of meat of your choice before the flies took over.”
“I remember an Aboriginal woman giving birth to a baby at the foot of a bush paddock opposite. No doctor being nearer than Berwick, my aunt and I ran down and helped to produce a healthy little baby. About two months later we were told by the Health Department that we were not certified midwives and would be prosecuted. So bureaucracy prevailed in those days too.”
“Anglican and Congregational Church services were held in the Hall, where my aunt played the harmonium for Anglican services. One Sunday she was shocked by the conduct of the Saturday night dancers, who had broken into the cupboard containing the vestments and Communion Cup. She decided that a Church should be built, and she grew flowers, raised fowls, kept bees for honey, and sold everything to raise money. I think she gave a tidy sum herself towards what eventuated as St. Johns. After it was built in 1923, she gave a window in memory of her husband; it bore the family crest of his ancestor Sir Francis Drake. Dr Drake took an active part in the raising of the War Memorial.”
“One day when walking around the garden at “Woonda Mia” with my aunt a swarm of bees alighted on her garden hat. I was horrified. My aunt said, ‘Stand still and do nothing.’ After what seemed an eternity the queen took off and all the swarm followed. My aunt was a woman used to facing emergencies of all kinds and was quite unperturbed. I would have shrieked and waved my arms frantically and probably been stung to death.”
“Saturdays during summer saw us all meeting for tennis–the courts being at the local Hall. Afternoon tea was always a feature and everyone brought a plate. That was a new expression to me but it didn’t take me long to learn. One Saturday someone said they thought the tea tasted funny. The water for the tea came from the tank at the side of the Hall so it was decided to clean it out and a pair of very grubby swaggy’s trousers was fished out from the bottom. There was horror all round.”
“We certainly had fires in those days and just everyone turned out
to fight them. There were of course comparatively few houses and when they were saved the fires raced away into the bush and finally burnt themselves out.”
“I left Upper Beaconsfield in 1921 to be married. When my uncle died, my aunt sold “Woonda Mia” and returned to England.”.26 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Merlewood, Bromley, Kent, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 10 months
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Ada Harris, Robert Thornhill Harris, Marian Jessie Harris27
3 Apr 188175 Linden Gardens, Kensington, London, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 10 - Scholar - as C M Harris
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Robert Thornhill Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Isabella Harris28
5 Apr 1891Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 20
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Marian Jessie Harris, Ada Forrest, Edmund Stewart Forrest29
31 Mar 1901Halwill Manor, Halwill, Devon, England(Head of Household) William James Harris;
Age 30 - Landowner
Member(s) of Household: Catherine Ann Harris, Katherine Ellen Harris, Ada Forrest30
1903Bluff Road, Black Rock, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Dr William Elliot Drake.31
1909Neerim Road, Oakleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Dr William Elliot Drake.32
1910Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Dr William Elliot Drake.33
bt 1912 - 1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Dr William Elliot Drake.34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42
1924Woonda Mia, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Raymond Courtenay Drake Isabella Kate Burd.43
1925Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.44
bt 1926 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With May Elliot Marriott.45,46
1934"Brendon", Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. Possibly with Geo Henry HOUNSLOW, c/- DRAKE, Manuka Road, B'field, gardener..47

Grave

  • Plot 4-004-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia48

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Jan 1902, WEDDING AT HALWILL. MISS HARRIS AND DR. DRAKE.
    Despite the inclemency of the weather, the quaint little parish church of Halwill was crowded at noon yesterday to witness the marriage of Miss Christine Maybelle Harris, fourth daughter of Mr. W. J. Harris, of the Manor House, Halwill, to Dr. Elliott Drake, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Drake, of Winchester. The chancel was tastefully decorated with flowers. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. K. A. Lake (rector), and the address was given by the Rev. G. D. Melluish, of Ashwater. The service was choral, and the hymns sung were "Fight the good fight" and "O, perfect love."
    Owing to family bereavement, the ceremony was more of a private nature than it would otherwise have been, as it was the desire of the parishioners to testify publicly to the regard and respect in which they held Miss Harris, who on all occasions has been to the front in doing what she could for their welfare. The guests, therefore, were not numerous, and among those present were Mrs Harris (mother of the bride), Dr and Mrs Burd (Okehampton), Dr Linnington Ash (Holsworthy), Mr and Mrs Forrest (Southampton), Mr and Mrs Garratt (Brentwood), Mr and Mrs Mark Ball (Newton Abbot), Mr and Mrs Scott-Browne (Buckland Filleigh), the Misses James, Mr and Mrs Frank Drake and Miss Drake (Winchester), Mr Rupert Thornhill, Mrs Willie Harris, etc. Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" was played on the organ by Mrs. Forrest as the bridal party left the church. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. R. T. Harris, in the absence of his father, through indisposition. The bridesmaids were Miss Loveday Forrest and Miss Esther Burd (nieces). Mr. Somers James acted as best man.
    The bride wore an eau-de-nil silk dress with dove-grey hat and coat trimmed with Mechlin lace. Her travelling costume was of blue tweed, with sable hat, trimmed with violets. The bridesmaids wore white dresses with white left hats trimmed with ostrich feathers and white serge coats. Mrs. Harris (mother of the bride) had a lavender dress with black sequins and steel trimmings and lavender bonnet.
    The presents received by the bride included a silver biscuit box, given by the employes on the farm and estate; a set of fish knives and forks, by the coachman and indoor servants; and a silver salver, by the parishioners.
    In the afternoon a large number of parishioners were entertained to a luncheon, presided over by the Rector, in the Parish Room. The health of the bride and bridegroom was heartily drunk.
    The railway station was gaily decorated, under the supervision of Mr. Scettrino, and the newly-married pair left amid the discharge of detonators for Sidmouth, where the honeymoon will be spent.3
  • 23 Aug 1902, DRAKE.—On the 16th August, at Wedgwood, Blackrock, the wife of W. Elliot Drake-a daughter (premature, stillborn).49
  • 27 Oct 1903, Farewell Presentations.
    An enjoyable social was tendered to Mr and Mrs R. Noble and family on Saturday evening in the Assembly Hall, at Upper Beaconsfield, by their many
    friends. This was deemed to be the most fitting manner in which expression could be given to the feelings of general regret at the departure of Mr and Mrs Noble from the district, after 17 years' residence. An llluminuted address was presented from the friends and residents by the Rev. Mr Wilson, and from the Sunday school children the presentation of a handsome Bible was made by three of their number; while a beautiful basket of flowers was offered to Mrs Noble.
    Mr W. H. Goff, principal of the Grammar School, was chairman, and voiced the residents' sentiments; while Mr Renfree and Mr M'Lean, on behalf of the Fruitgrowers' Association and representatives of the Upper Beaconsfield Progressive League, spoke of the invaluable help Mr Noble had always given and the loss these societies sustained by his departure. To all of which Mr Noble made grateful and heartfelt response. A very good musical programme was rendered by Mrs Drake, Miss Holle, Miss Robertson, Mr Henderson and Mrs Francis (accompanist). Mr Noble marked his severance from the church work, in which he has taken very great interest, by the presentation of a number of individual communion cups.50
  • 4 Jan 1905, Mr. C. Wheeler (secretary), is to be congratulated on the successs of the entertainment. Programme:-Song. " The Rout is Out." Mrs. Elliot Drake51
  • 10 Apr 1909, April 6. Asturias, R.M.S. W. J. Jenks, R.N.R., for Marseilles and London. Passengers—saloon:Dr. and Mrs. W. Elliot Drake.52
  • 8 Mar 1913, Dr. Elliot Drake and Mrs Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield, leave by the Themistocles on April 11, to visit relatives and friends in the south of England.53
  • 4 Mar 1914, Mrs Geo. Wilson, of ' Numba,' Berwick, is generously donating an organ to the local Church of England. The instrument is to be purchased in Melbourne on Friday next. Mrs Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield, is also generously giving an organ for use at Upper Beaconsfield and the instrument was selected this week.54
  • 13 Dec 1916, Dr and Mrs W. E. Drake, of Beaconsfield Upper, who were successful exhibitors at the Berwick show held last month, each receiving 15s in prize-money, have returned their cheques to the secretary with a request that the 30s be placed to the credit of the Society's patriotic fund. The secretary desires to acknowledge receipt of the amounts with thanks.55
  • 21 Dec 1916, Dr. and Mrs W. E. Drake of Upper Beaconsfield, have contributed all the prize money they won at the Mornington Farmers' Society's show held at Berwick last month, to the local Patriotic Funds..56
  • 28 Jan 1922, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. Superior COUNTRY RESIDENCE, built expressly by late Dr. Drake as a home, provided with all the necessary conveniences for comfort, combined with healthy surroundings, occupying the very best picked position, in this salubrious and picturesque district, justly pronounced and proved to be one of the healthiest and most delightful residential districts within easy call of the city. Situate amongst the hills, with the charming, interesting, and varied scenery that Beaconsfield is so noted for.
    The dwelling is substantially built of jarrah, and contains 11 rooms and conveniences, 12ft. verandahs, hot and cold water, air gas plant, glasshouses. The land comprises 50 acres in flower and vege table garden, shrubberies, orchard, and paddocks, gardener's cottage. PRICE, £4500; terms easy.
    Cards and further particulars from W. F. VALE and Co., 285 Collins Street57
  • 9 Mar 1923, On Saturday, February 24, the tennis and croquet clubs combined in tendering a welcome home to Mrs Drake, who has just returned from England, where she has spent the past twelve months. A dainty afternoon tea was served, during which Judge Bevan, president of the Tennis Club, and Mrs. Kirkwood, president of the Croquet Club, welcomed Mrs. Drake on her return to the respective clubs. Miss Burd, a niece of Mrs Drake, who has accompanied her home, was also made welcome, and best wishes expressed for a happy time during her sojourn in Beaconsfield.58
  • 2 Nov 1923, BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Archbishop Lees visited Beaconsfield Upper on Sunday to dedicate the new church. The beautiful windows of stained glass were presented by Mrs C M Drake in memory of her husband, Dr W Elliott Drake. The church which is of wood, was built by Mr Hayball.59
  • 18 Oct 1924, Mrs. C. M. Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield, has just received from Midland the well-known Irish terrier bitch Gleaner, from the kennels of Mr. W. S. Green, Weston-super-Mare (England). Gleaner has the following performances to her credit: —First Irish terrier Produce Stake, Crystal Palace. Reserve Champion, four seconds, National Terrier Club. London, 1924; first and silver cup, Cruft's, 1924. On the voyage she whelped a litter of six pups by Paraffin. All are comfortably settled down in quarantine at the Zoological Gardens. The following is the bitch's pedigree;—Sire, Periscope, by Brentmore ex Blinkmore Nancy: dam, Gadabout. by C. H. War Bonus ex Guinea Gold.60
  • 11 Dec 1925, BEACONSFIELD UPPER The show was held in the Assembly Hall on Saturday, when the hot weather interfered with the staging of exhibits, particularly in the dairying section. Mrs Drake won the prizes for six varieties of roses and for bowl of roes and Mrs Harvey Smith gained first award for three varieties of roses.61
  • 9 Jan 1926, BEACONSFIELD BUSH FIRE. BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Friday. Bush fires broke out again in the Beaconsfield Ranges on Wednesday in the gully near McLean's property. The fire quickly travelled into Mr. McBride's property, Linwood, and the gully near Kyogle. The cleared spaces around this property assisted the firefighters, who burnt a break past Kyogle and Alston as far as the deep gully. This the fire crossed, and burned fiercely towards Woondia Mia and Fern Acre. Towards evening it died down. During the night 67 points of rain fell, accompanied by a thunder-storm, and extinguished the fire.62
  • 24 Apr 1926, S.A. BRITISH TERRIER CLUB'S SHOW AT VICTORIA PARK RACECOURSE. 4. Champion Irish terrier, Brendon Demon, owned by Mrs. C. M. Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, which ran through all its classes. (see photo)63
  • 1 Jan 1927, HOLIDAY RESORTS. BEACONSFIELD.
    The holiday season at Beaconsfield was opened enjoyably on Christmas Eve by a choir of about 20 under the direction of Mrs Drake singing carols and visiting the sick and elderly people of the district. The weather has been good, and Christmas Day was bright and sunny. Service was held at St John's where a special anthem and carols were sung. On Monday and Tuesday cricket, croquet and tennis tournaments were held and were thoroughly enjoved. On Monday night an excellent concert was held in the hall. On Friday night (New Year's Eve) a plain and fancy dress ball was given, and on New Year's Day a gymkhana will be held, followed on Monday and Tuesday by tennis and croquet tournament, for which a large number of entries have been received.64
  • 13 Jan 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At the invitation of Mrs. E. M. Drake, organist and superintendent of the Sunday school, the choir and Sunday school children of St. John's Church of England, Beaconsfield Upper, assembled at Woonda-Mia, and were then conveyed by motor and horse-drawn vehicle to the Stony Creek, where the picnic given by Mrs. Drake was held. The children enjoyed the puddling in the creek, followed by a hearty meal. Afterwards games were indulged in, with more refreshments served. At the conclusion Mr Burton, on behalf of the children and all present, thanked Mrs. Drake for the splendid outing, und three hearty cheers were given for Mrs Drake.65
  • 13 Jan 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At the invitation of Mrs. E. M. Drake, organist and superintendent of the Sunday school, the choir and Sunday school children of St. John's Church of England, Beaconsfield Upper, assembled at Woonda-Mia, and were then conveyed by motor and horse-drawn vehicle to the Stony Creek, where the picnic given by Mrs. Drake was held. The children enjoyed the puddling in the creek, followed by a hearty meal. Afterwards games were indulged in, with more refreshments served. At the conclusion Mr Burton, on behalf of the children and all present, thanked Mrs. Drake for the splendid outing, und three hearty cheers were given for Mrs Drake.66
  • 6 Aug 1931, LADIES' KENNEL CLUB FOUNDER RETURNS. Plans To Improve Terriers.
    Bringing with her a prize rooster and three valuable Scotch terriers, Mrs W. E. Drake, of Upper Beaconsfield, returned in the Port Bowen today after three years' absence In London.
    Mrs Drake was first president of the Ladies' Kennel Club of victoria, and the club has asked her to stand for the position again at the next election.
    Mr Knox, M.L.A., and "Padre" Hayes were among her visitors as she stood on the deck with her three dogs—Boy, Briar and Vic—and the rooster, a white leghorn, waiting for her charges to be passed by tho authorities.
    Mrs Drake hopes to improve the Australian breed of Scotch terriers with her three dogs. The Australian breed, she said, had become too "leggy" in the eyes of fanciers.67
  • 10 Nov 1931, BEACONSFIELD.—Mrs Drake, formerly of Upper Beaconsfield, and who recently returned from England, has purchased the property Aubépine from Miss Willis.68
  • 11 Mar 1933, IRISH TERRIER. Hibernian Hopeful, imported by Mrs. C. M. Drake, Brendon, Beacons field (V.), now in quarantine. (Image of Dog)69
  • 27 Apr 1933, From C. M. Drake, asking for attention to road leading to her property at Beaconsfield, and that road be named.—To be attended to.70
  • 24 Jan 1941, SURVIVE HORROR AT SEA. AUSTRALIANS ADRIFT IN OPEN BOAT. Five Bodies Cast Over Side In Icy Atlantic. (Our Special Representative) LONDON. Thursday.
    Terrible hardships were endured by three Australians, including two women, in a lifeboat after the ship on which they were travelling to the Commonwealth was torpedoed off the Irish coast in the blackness of a mid-winter evening. Drenched by great icy combers, whipped up by a bitter Atlantic gale and in continual danger of being engulfed, they watched five men — four members of the crew and a wireless expert bound for Fiji — perish in the boat from exposure. After 40 nightmare hours the lifeboat was picked up by a Swedish ship.
    TWO other lifeboats are still missing. In them were Mr. C. G. Codlin, formerly assistant manager of the 'Sydney Morning Herald,' and his wife and two oil experts bound for Papua on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. The three Australian survivors in the boat which was picked up were Dr. Ray Last, of South Australia, and his wife and 72-year-old Mrs. Elliott Drake, whose husband was formerly a Melbourne doctor.
    Clad only in pyjamas and a blanket, Mrs. Drake was delirious during most of her ordeal. Dr. Last, who was the ship's surgeon, is still limping from a frost bitten foot received after a shoe which he used for bailing the lifeboat was swept away by the great waves which were breaking over it.
    'Only A Torpedo'
    Here is Dr. Last's story as told to 'The Sun' —
    'We were playing bridge when the ship shuddered from end to end, and my wife told a passenger who was running around the lounge moaning with fear. 'Pull yourself together; it's only a torpedo.'
    'We moved towards a lifeboat down a companionway which was almost vertical as the ship heeled to star board.
    'Our rudder was wrecked by the waves, which almost smashed the life boat against the ship's side.
    'The sinking ship listed to such an extent that we were fearful it would roll over us as we rowed away from it.
    'Members of the crew began to sing 'Sons of the Sea.' but petered out before they had finished the first verse.
    'We were several hundred yards from the ship when its bows rose towards the sky. Then it disappeared after an explosion from another torpedo.
    'I think the other lifeboats got safely away because I saw torches flashing before the mist, but spray blotted out everything.
    'In an effort to keep the rudderless boat's bows into the waves the second mate chanted. 'Pull port, pull starboard.'
    'I was pulling the bow oar with my wife crouching at my feet beside an Irish galley-boy who was constantly crying.
    'He was afraid of catching pneumonia, and before morning he was dead.
    'The Atlantic gale whipped the enormous waves into combers, which continually drenched us. The water was so cold that it beat the breath from our lungs.
    Dead Cast Overboard
    'It was almost an impossibility to keep the lifeboat from swinging broadside on to the waves, but we survived the night despite the mountainous seas and icy gale.
    'The appearance of the grey dawn enabled us to eat ship's biscuits and condensed milk.
    'Six men bailed in relays, but it was only possible to bail for a few moments before collapsing from exhaustion.
    'When darkness fell after six hours of semi-daylight two more members of the crew died from exposure.
    'We were too exhausted to bail the lifeboat in which the water was knee high, but then the wind died down and enabled us to hoist a sail and roll the five bodies overboard.
    'Once we fancied we sighted a ship's light and lit flares, but it was only phosphorous from a breaking wave.
    Ready For Death
    'We were almost ready for death when we sighted a shin half a mile away through the dawn mists.
    'The second mate lit flares, which brought an answering wink from a Swedish shin bound for the North of England, whose crew soon hauled our frozen bodies aboard.'
    As a result of last-minute cancellation of passages four other South Australians escaped the ordeal and are at present in England.71
  • 25 Jan 1941, Torpedo Survivor Lived At Upper Beaconsfield
    Mrs Drake, 72, one of the few survivors of the Australia-bound ship torpedoed on a midwinter's night off the Irish coast (reported in yesterday's cables), was on her way to Australia to stay at Ferntree Gully with her niece, Mrs Knox, wife of Colonel Knox, M.L.A.
    Mrs Knox said today that Mrs Drake and her husband, Dr. Elliott Drake, lived for 40 years at Upper Beaconsfield. Both came from England. He was not practising as a doctor in Victoria. He died about 20 years ago and Mrs Drake went to England about eight years ago. A nephew, Mr E. W. Harris, lives at Upper Beaconsfield. Mrs Drake was adrift in an open lifeboat in the Atlantic for 40 hours. Another survivor said Mrs Drake was delirious during the ordeal, clad only in pyjamas with a blanket around her.72
  • 9 Apr 1941, EPIC COURAGE OF S.A. WOMAN. Survived Lifeboat Ordeal In Atlantic Storm After Torpedoing of Ship
    From Margaret Gilruth in London
    This is an amazing story. It is about the epic courage, the endurance, the great heart, and devotion to others shown by an Australian woman during 42 hours of unrelieved hell.
    SHE is Mrs. Margaret Last, of Adelaide. Many may recall her as Matron Margaret Milne, nine years in charge of the Booleroo Centre Hospital. S.A. And she was torpedoed when two direct hits from an unseen submarine twisted, then sank, her ship one wintry Atlantic night.
    There were about 120 people aboard. Only 15 were picked up, by a Swedish freighter nearly two days later. Three were women. Mrs. Last, of Adelaide, and indomitable 72-year-old Mrs. E. Drake, of Beaconsfield, Victoria, were two of these women.
    They survived, while five of the crew died, not only because somehow they raised their resistance to combat terrible privations, lack of food, shortage of drinking water (unless you sucked the ice that formed when the sea spray dashed against your neck and face), cold which made hands and feet swell into hideous dark blue travesties of hands and feet, and the constant toss of a little lifeboat at loose in a tremendous, relentless Atlantic storm. They survived because they had the courage for survival even when they saw young, strong men die at their feet.
    Was Playing Bridge
    Mrs. Last, small and spare, was playing a calm game of bridge when the torpedoes were slung into the ship's flank. She and her husband tried to rush downstairs to their cabin. But the ship was stricken. There was a gap instead of stairs. Somehow they found the deck. Mrs. Last was literally thrown over board. Whether by the hand of man or the shudder of the ship she doesn't quite know. Anyway, she landed in a heap in a lifeboat. She thought both legs were broken. By some miracle she found her husband there, too. The explosion when the ship went down blew up two lifeboats just leaving her side. . . . The people in them had no chance. Then the little boat with about 20 men, and three women pushed out into the Atlanic. Soon it was waist deep in water. The men and Mrs. Last took turns, day and night, bailing it out. The nights were 18 hours long. They had only six hours of daylight. After Mrs. Last had used her husband's shoe for her shift at bailing she collapsed. That was the first night. But her husband massaged her back into consciousness.
    Then a young Royal Naval lieutenant collapsed. Shortly after he died at Mrs. Last's feet. She had rubbed his face and his hands and his body, and cheered him with the words that she was certain of survival, that her husband knew the ship had been able to send out an SOS before she sank—a fabrication she told me she thought of on the sour of that terrible moment.
    Kept Bodies in Boat
    Other men died, too. They kept the bodies in the boat for warmth. "I might have gone," this remarkable woman told me, ''if it hadn't been for my mackintosh over my clothes. The trouble was that everything we had on was soaking. And kept soaking, because the waves swept into the life boat the whole time. "I hear of people in other life boats singing after being torpedoed.
    I don't think we thought of singing. We were so exhausted. As people collapsed, the people who felt all right or who weren't bailing had to summon strength to massage them.
    "Mrs. Drake was marvellous. She only had on a nightgown. But we kept her huddled in the bottom of the boat.
    She became delirious, and was so for days after the Swedish ship rescued us. She kept talking about her animals and her home in Australia.. " Just as even the Lasts were giving up hope—after Dr. Last had collapsed the second night and had to be revived by his wife—they saw a ship some way away. The only two flares were sent up. And the ship came towards them.
    Too Exhausted
    Then came the problem of getting these poor people aboard. Ropes, were flung to them, but they were too exhausted to catch them. Not one could summon the effort. More, the lifeboat was in an enormous sea. It was on the top of a wave one minute, and wallowing in a pit the next. So the chief officer took a flying leap into the water, climbed into the life boat, and each time the rope was flung down he tied it round somebody's waist, so they could be hoisted aboard by force.
    It was the only way. It took two hours to get the 15 survivors aboard the freighter.
    "I was so desperately tired and numb." said Mrs. Last. "One of the Swedish officers gave me a glass of neat whisky. The captain was a very brave man to rescue us. After all, he wasn't to know that the submarine wasn't still quite near at hand.
    "The chief steward was wonderful, too. Every night he sat up nursing Mrs. Drake. During the day I would struggle from my bunk in the same cabin when she wanted anything. She is still in hospital, recovering, in the north of England."
    Proud of Husband
    When I said to Mrs. Last that her husband must be very proud of her, she smiled. She replied quite simply, "I am very proud of him .." She is reluctant to talk about herself, or her own feelings after this experience.
    But eventually she said: "I don't dream about it. I don't seem any the worse for it, although I was in hospital with severe bronchitis and my hands and feet took about three weeks to return to their normal size. I had never been in a real jam before. I
    had never believed I could lie through the night with a dead man below me and a dead man above me, to keep me warm. Yes, it was a real jam. But,"—here she paused. She went on:—'"But I am really quite elated to think we are both Australians and we are both made of the kind of stuff that doesn't pack up mentally under a bit of strain . .
    There is no question about this. Mrs. Last and her husband, Dr. R. Last, who is a surgeon, could be excused if they announced they were through with the war.
    Now for Abyssinia
    Until the time they left for Australia so that Dr. Last could join the Australian forces, Mrs. Last was in charge of the blood transfusion section at a big London hospital. She was bringing out some of the new blood plasma to Australia with her to show to medical men and women.
    Now Dr. Last has left for Abyssinia by ship, plane, and mule, where he will join Haile Selassie as the head of the medical services in that country. Very soon Mrs. Last is leaving for Abyssinia, too. She will travel with Haile Selassie's daughter, Princess Tschai, as a member of her nursing unit.73
  • 2 Sep 1947, CHRISTINE MAYBELLE ELLIOT-DRAKE, Also Known as Christine Maybelle Drake, Formerly of Berwick, in the State of Victoria, and of Seacroft, Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, and of Clampitts, Launceston, Cornwall, but Late of Exeter, in the County of Devon, England, Widow. Deceased.-After 14 clear days Henry Rawdon Francis Chomley and Allan Roderick Henderson, both formerly of 501 Little Collins street, but now both of 349 Collins street, Melbourne, solicitors, the executors appointed by the deceased's will, dated the 14th April, 1937, in respect of all her estate other than that in Great Britain, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL and of a Codicil thereto, dated 15th February, 1939.
    A'BECKETT, CHOMLEY & HENDERSON, 349 Collins street, Melbourne, solicitors.22

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Last Edited24 Jun 2018

Alice Emily Brunton

F, #473, b. 25 Oct 1865, d. 23 Oct 1947
Alice Emily BROWN (nee BRUNTON)
(1865-1947)
Married NameBrown. 
Birth*25 Oct 1865 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #B21400 [par Thomas BRUNTON & Jane CHATTAWAY].1 
Birth-Notice*27 Oct 1865Brunton.-On the 25th inst., at East Collingwood, the wife of Mr. Thomas Brunton of a daughter.2 
Marriage*31 Jul 1889Spouse: William Joseph Clezy Brown. Baptist Church, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5985.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice31 Aug 1889BROWN—BRUNTON.—On the 31st ult., at the Baptist Church, Collins-street, by the Rev. Samuel Chapman, assisted by the Rev. William Brown, father of the bridegroom, William J. C. Brown to Alice Emily, youngest daughter of Thomas Brunton, Roxburgh, Ascotvale.4 
Land-UBeac*15 Apr 1918 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Alice Emily Brown. Balance = 8a 1r 3p.5 
(Witness) Probate (Will)6 Aug 1918Witnessed the will of Emma Shorthouse: buys part of GEM-D-2 in execution of probate.6 
Land-UBeac*19 May 1919 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Alice Emily Brown. 3a 2r 6p.7 
Land-UBeac27 Jun 1919 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Alice Emily Brown. 3a.8 
Land-UBeac*6 Oct 1919 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to Alice Emily Brown. 5a 2r 16p (northeastern part of property adj CA4.)9 
Widow3 Sep 1929She became a widow upon the death of her husband William Joseph Clezy Brown.10 
Land-UBeac*20 Nov 1930 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from William Joseph Clezy Brown to Alice Emily Brown. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p.11 
Land-UBeac*2 Jun 1933 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Alice Emily Brown to Walter Fergus Robinson. 8a 1r 3p.12 
Land-UBeac*12 Aug 1937 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from Alice Emily Brunton to Samuel William Tetley. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p
ratebook states transfer per 5 Jul 1934.13 
Land-UBeac*31 Jul 1942 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alice Emily Brown to Ella May Basford. 3a 2r 6p.14 
Land-UBeac31 Jul 1942 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alice Emily Brown to Ella May Basford. 3a.15 
Land-UBeac*7 Feb 1944 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alice Emily Brown to Henrietta 'Tet' Holmes. 5a 2r 16p (northeastern part of property adj CA4.)16 
Death*23 Oct 1947 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.17 
Death-Notice*28 Oct 1947CLEZY-BROWN.-On Oct. 23, 1947, at Tunbridge Wells, peacefully, after short illness, ALICE EMILY, widow of WILLIAM JOSEPH CLEZY-BROWN, Melbourne, Australia.18 
Probate (Will)1948 BROWN Alice Emily of Upper Beaconsfield Victoria Australia and of 6a Clanricarde-gardens Tunbridge Wells widow died 23 October 1947 at 147 Upper Grosvenor-road Tunbridge Wells Probate Melbourne to Thomas Coworne Alston solicitor.
Effects £1244 9s. 9d. in England. Sealed London 9 November.19 
Probate (Will)*18 Feb 1948 401/149. Widow. Upper Beaconsfield.20 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1919 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Joseph Clezy Brown.21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28
bt 1931 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.29,30

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Apr 1890, Death of mother: BRUNTON.—On the 23rd inst., at Roxburgh, Ascotvale, Jean, the dearly beloved wife of Thomas Brunton, aged 60 years.31
  • 7 Jan 1903, CLEARED OUT.-Jan. 6.: Oruba, R.M.S., 5,857 tons, W.H. Burgoin, for Naples, Marseilles, and London. Passengers saloon: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Clezy Brown, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Sykes, Captain and Mrs. Rhodes and maid, Mr. and Mrs. Bugden and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. Gerson and child, Mesdames Macfarlane, Castle, F. E. Hardy, child, infant, and maid; Forbes, Angus, J. M. Guest, Messrs. Gibson, Fleming, Captain Lavington, Em. Leohoucq, J. Wild, J. H. P. Hender. R. Gordon Ell, Hector Marshall, Harry Collins, Colonel Wessel, H. Graham Parry, Walter Flegeltaub, G. Hooper, Misses Macfarlane, R. Guest, W. Guest.
    For Colombo-Mr. J. R. Tyndale, Mr. W. Jesseman, Miss Lillie Sinclair; and 220 in other classes. J. N. Marshall, agent.32
  • 8 Sep 1908, DEATH OF MR. THOS. BRUNTON. It will be learned with regret that Mr Thomas Brunton, who was for many years one of the leading flour millers of Australia, died early yesterday morning, at his resi dence, Ascotvale, in his 78th year. Mr. Brunton was at the time of his death senior partner in the firm of Messrs Thomas Brunton and Co., flour millers There are two branches of the firm, one at Melbourne, and the other at Granville, near Sydney, each of which is conducted practically as a separate concern.
    Born at Roxburgh, in Scotland, in 1831, Mr Brunton arrived in Victoria in 1853, and has been actively engaged in commercial pursuits ever since, being with the exception of several trips to Great Britain and New Zealand domiciled in Victoria during the whole of that period. For many years he represented the Southern Province in the Legislative Council, and always took an active interest in political affairs. Mr Brunton occupied at various periods the position of president of the Royal Agricultural Society, being a member of the council of that body at the time of his death. He was also at various times president of the Caledonian Society and at one time was a member of the Melbourne Harbour Trust. Mr Brunton was of a generous disposition and was highly esteemed. He leaves a grown up family of three sons and three daughters all of whom are married. His sons are Mr Stuart Brunton, who resides in Melbourne and Mr John Spencer Brunton and Mr Walter Brunton who are in control of the mill which their father established in Sydney.33
  • 8 Sep 1908, Death of father: BRUNTON.-On the 7th September, at "Roxburgh," Ascotvale, Thomas Brunton, in his 78th year. No flowers, by request.
    Burial Melbourne General Cemetery 8 Sep 190834
  • 2 Dec 1908, THE LATE MR. THOMAS BRUNTON. ESTATE VALUED AT £70,560.
    The late Mr. Thomas Brunton, M.L.C., of Victoria, who died at Roxburgh, Ascot Vale, Victoria, in September last, left real estate in Victoria valued at £23,372, and personal estate valued at £26,491. In New South Wales he left an estate worth £14 047 9s 10d, of which £6650 represented real estate. Probate of his will, which had been granted by the Supreme Court of Victoria in October last, has been resealed by the Probate Court of New South Wales. Deceased appointed his son, John Spencer Brunton of Clarence-street Sydney, his son-in-law, George Grantham, of Melbourne, and his solicitor, Henry Hedderwick, also of Victoria, trustees and executors, several bequests were made to religious and charitable institutions in Victoria. Subject to these testator bequeathed the whole of his real estate and the residue of the personal estate to his trustees, to be divided amongst his children in the following proportions:-- His daughter, Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Grantham, and his sons, John Spencer Brunton, Stuart Dudley Brunton, and Walter Thomas Brunton, four shares each; and his daughters, Mrs Alice Emily Brown and Mrs. Nellie Blanch O'Brian, two shares each. He directed that the milling business carried on by him in North Melbourne in partnership with his sons, John Spencer, Stuart Dudley, and William Thomas Brunton, and his son-in-law, George Grantham. In the same of Thomas Brunton and Co., should be carried on by his son, Stuart Dudley Brunton and his son-in-law, George Grantham, for a partnership term of at least six years, and that the Sydney and Granville businesses should be carried on by his sons, John Spencer Brunton and William Thomas Brunton. For the purpose of distributing tho estate, the Melbourne milling property together with certain freehold land. was valued at £16,000, and the Sydney and Granville millin properties (which he directed to form part of the shares to his sons, T. S. and W. T., in equal proportions), at £12,000. Roxburgh, with its grounds and certain lands adjoining, was valued at £8000. For many years the deceased, though the nominal head of the firm, had taken no part in tho conduct of the business in Melbourne or Sydney.35
  • 8 Sep 1923, TOKIO EARTHQUAKE. Mr S Brunton, of the Australian Flour Mills, Melbourne, has received a cable message from his brother-in-law, Mr W J C Brown, of Applecross, Upper Beaconsfield, who with Mrs Brown is visiting Japan. The message, which was sent from Kobe says - "Both safe. Lost everything." Mr und Mrs Brown were passengers on the Tango Maru.36
  • 14 Nov 1923, Mr and Mrs W J C Brown, of "Applecross," Upper Beaconsfield, returned to Melbourne by the Yosluno Muru on Sunday. Mr and Mrs Brown were in Yokohama at the time of the earthquake, and their friends will be glad to learn of their safe return home after their terrible experiences.37
  • 21 Dec 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. The speech night of the State school was held on Friday night, in the presence of a large gathering of parents and friends. The programme was provided by the scholars. The prizes were distributed by Mrs Clezy Brown.38
  • 3 Dec 1930, Mrs Clezy-Brown (Applecross, Upper Beaconsfield) left Melbourne yesterday for England by the Cathay.39
  • 20 May 1933, TO BE SOLD AT AN EARLY DATE. APPLECROSS. BEACONSFIELD UPPER
    Most Charming Location; 30 Miles from City. Four Miles from Berwick. Good Road.
    ATTRACTIVE WELL-BUILT BLACK AND WHITE TIMBER BUNGALOW,
    8ft. Verandah on Three Sides 9ft. Hall, and 3 Living-rooms. Panelled in Blackwood; Blackwood Rafter Ceilings, 5 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Kitchen, Housemaid's Pantry, Storerooms, Dairy, Laundry, 2 Maids' Bedrooms, &c; Sewered, Gaslight, Abundant Water and Windmill, Large Garage; Good Outbuildings.
    LAND 16 ACRES.
    Two Clover Paddocks, Well-grown English Trees, Lemon and Assorted Fruit Trees
    MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF GENUINE ANTIQUES,
    The Property of Mrs. Cleezy Brown.
    WILL BE SOLD IN MELBOURNE AT AN EARLY DATE.
    Fullest Particulars and Orders to View from K. GARDNER AND LANG PTY. LTD., Auctioneers, 80 Swanston Street. Cent. 8018.40
  • 17 Jun 1933, PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT
    Under Instructions Favoured by Mrs. W. J. Clezy Brown. HIGHLY IMPORTANT SALE BY AUCTION OF The Whole Of THE "APPLECROSS" COLLECTION REMOVED FROM UPPER BEACONSFIELD (VIC.) AND STORES Owing to The Owner's Immediate Departure For England.
    Comprising Magnificent 17th, 18th, and 19th CENTURY ENGLISH OAK AND MAHOGANY FURNITURE. PORCELAIN, GLASS, BRASSES, AND PERSIAN RUGS, &c.,
    Which Will Be Sold By THE FISHER GALLERIES, 52-54 High Street, Malvern, S.E.3, At MESSRS. BALL AND WELCH'S DISPLAY ROOM
    (By Special Courtesy), 139-131 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE, On MONDAY, JULY 10, 1933.
    Illustrated Catalogues Now In Preparation. Further Announcements Advertised Later.41
  • 24 Jun 1933, TO CONNOISSEURS, COLLECTORS, AND OTHERS, THE APPLECROSS COLLECTION,
    Removed from Upper Beaconsfield (V.) and Stores by Direction Mrs. W. J. Clezy Brown, Prior to Her Immediate Departure for Europe.

    IMPORTANT SALE BY AUCTION OF THE ENTIRE PRIVATE COLLECTION
    Comprising
    ANTIQUE ENGLISH FURNITURE, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE 17th, 18th, and 19th CENTURIES.
    PORCELAIN, GLASS, CRYSTAL, OLD BRASSES, AND FINE RUGS, &c.
    Including
    CHIPPENDALE BUREAU BOOKCASE, ELBOW AND ANGLE CHAIRS. JACOBEAN, CHIPPENDALE, AND SHERATON CORNER CABINETS.
    JACOBEAN OAK BUREAU BOOKCASE. SHERATON MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD.
    CHIPPENDALE TALLBOY CHEST.
    JACOBEAN OAK CHEST.
    CHIPPENDALE AND SHERATON CHESTS. RARE 17th CENTURY OAK COFFRET.
    GRANDFATHER CLOCK, by Prestige, Towchester, 1708. SUITE HEPPLEWTIITE "SHIELD-BACK" DINING CHAIRS.
    CROMWELLIAN OAK SERVING TABLE, &c., &c.
    ANTIQUE BRASSES.
    PORCELAIN.
    GLASS CRYSTAL. PERSIAN RUGS.
    SHEFFIELD PLATE and PEWTER, &c., &c.
    Which Will be Sold by
    THE FISHER GALLERIES,
    32 and 54 HIGH STREET, MALVERN, Telephone UYM6S.
    AT
    MESSRS. BALL AND WELCH'S DISPLAY ROOM.
    (By Special Courtesy),
    189-191 FLINDERS LANE, MELBOURNE.
    ON
    MONDAY, JULY 10.
    STRICTLY NOT ON VIEW UNTIL THREE DAYS PRIOR. Later Announcements in "The Argus," "Age," and "Herald."

    Illustrated Catalogues Now in Preparation.42
  • 11 Jul 1933, ANTIQUE FURNITURE. Sale of Applecross Collection.
    The Fisher Galleries report that considerable interest was shown by a large number of collectors, including interstate representatives, who attended a successful sale of the Applecross collection of antique furniture, &c., which was conducted yesterday by the Fisher Galleries, of 52 and 54 High street, Malvern, at Ball and Welch's display rooms.

    The whole of the collection of 17th century oak pieces was sold, including the small oak coffret which realised £25, the oak bureau-dresser £60, the geometrically panelled chest £40, and an other with inlaid drawer fronts £35, the small Cromwellian type dresser £27/10/, the two gate leg tables £25 and £10 each. The two corner cabinets brought £27/10/ and £13 respectively, and the oak communion table £17. Of the 18th century articles, the grandfather clock realised £50, and the Sheraton sideboard £45, the Chip pendale bureau bookcase £60, and a Sheraton bow-front chest £25. The suite of Hepplewhite "shield-back" chairs in yew-wood failed to reach the reserve and was passed in. A Chippendale elbow chair was sold at £13, an angle chair at £11, a brass bound ship's chest at £13, and the rare Anne period silver table £22/10/. Antique brass fenders realised from £11 to £8 each, and the whole of the 18th century brass pieces, includ ing the two watchman's lanterns (which made £10 and £6/10/ a piece), also the roasting jack (for which £5/10/ was paid) found new owners at prices considered highly satisfactory. The colour print of "Mrs. Braddyl," after Sir Joshua Reynolds, made £12, and another of Lady Hamilton, after Romney, £7/10/. Very few items of lots submitted were not cleared.43
  • 23 Jan 1934, MACEDON. Among the guests staying at the Golf House, Macedon, are: Mr and Mrs Colin Templeton and Miss Eve Chauvel, Mrs David Elder and Miss I Elder, Mr Justice Lowe, Mrs Lowe, and Miss Edna Lowe, Mr and Mrs F P McBryde and Miss Sheila McBryde, Mrs Clezy Brown (Upper Beaconsfield),44
  • 3 Oct 1934, Mrs. W. Clezy Brown, who returned recently from a tour in California and Canada, has taken a flat at Alcaston House until the end of the year, when she proposes to leave for England.45
  • 26 Oct 1938, SITUATIONS VACANT. WANTED, a reliable Household help, good, plain cook; light house duties. Apply “Applecross,” Upper Beaconsfield. Tel. 48.46
  • 30 Oct 1947, OBITUARY. MRS ALICE E. BROWN. Cabled advice has been received of the death on October 23 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, of Mrs Alice Emily Brown, late of Applecross, Upper Beaconsfield. Mrs Brown was the widow of the late Mr W. J. Clezy Brown, and the last surviving child of the late Mr Thomas Brunton, MLC.17

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B21400 [par Thomas BRUNTON & Jane CHATTAWAY] registered BRUNTOM."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Oct 1865, p4.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M5985 Alice born Fitzroy, Clezy born Kapunda."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Aug 1889, p1.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2080-806 - The Commercial Bank to Alice Emily Brown of Victoria Street Sandringham Married Woman - C/T 4112-326.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 21 Jan 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown, Beaconsfield, on account of Purchase of three acres or thereabouts being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being part of the land described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316     - £24 19 6
    13 May 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown Balance of purchase money $75
    22 May 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown on account of Purchase of three acres or thereabouts being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being part of the land described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316 - £20
    24 June 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown Balance of purchase money $71 19 0
    14 Apr 1919: Mrs Sarah Watt, Oakleigh, on account of purchase of Lots 19 and 20 on Plan of Subdivision No. 2461 and being the land untransferred in Certificate of Title Volume 3509 Folio 701673 £45
    16 Apr 1919: Mrs Sarah Watt, balance £5
    26 Apr 1919: A W Shorthouse, Beaconsfield, on account of purchase of Lots 21, 22 and 23 on Plan of Subdivision No. 2461 more particularly described in Certificates og Title Volume 2879 Folio 575675 and Volume 3287 Folio 657381 £20
    26 July A W Shorthouse on account of balance of purchase money.
    17 Jul 1920: Capt A. Rushall deposit on purchase of 4 acres and 7 perches being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being the balance of the land more particularly described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316     - £150
    (assets uncollected: Captain Rushall £175).
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Alice Emily Brown - C/T 4208-432 (transfer 887459).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Alice Emily Brown - C/T 4219-611 (transfer 891767).
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3909-722 - Alice Emily Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  10. [S9] GRO "Sep Q [Chichester] 2b 439 age 70."
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149 - Alice Emily Brown of Applecross Upper Beaconsfield Widow is now the proprietor.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4112-326 - Alice Emily Brown to Walter Fergus Robinson of 229 Williams road Hawksburn Accountant.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149 - Alice Emily Brown to Samuel William Tetley of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4208-432 - Ella May Basford of 22 Peterleigh Grove Essendon Married Woman.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4219-611 - Ella May Basford of 22 Peterleigh Grove Essendon Married Woman.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3909-722 - Henrietta Holmes of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Oct 1947 p7.
  18. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 [database on-line].
  19. [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.
  20. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4697;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1403.
  21. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  22. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  23. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  24. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  25. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  26. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  27. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  28. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  29. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  30. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Apr 1890, p1.
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1903, p4.
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Sep 1908, p5.
  34. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Sep 1908, p1.
  35. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 2 Dec 1908, p8.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Sep 1923 p29.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Nov 1923 p18.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Dec 1927, p18.
  39. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Dec 1930, p15.
  40. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 May 1933, p2.
  41. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Mar 1933, p2.
  42. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jun 1933, p2.
  43. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Jul 1933, p12.
  44. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jan 1934 p9.
  45. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Oct 1934, p15.
  46. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "26 Oct 1938, p5."
Last Edited29 Aug 2016

William Joseph Clezy Brown

M, #474, b. 8 Apr 1859, d. 3 Sep 1929
William Joseph Clezy BROWN
(1859-1929)
Father*William Brown
Mother*Isabella Steele Clezy
Birth*8 Apr 1859 Kapunda, SA, Australia. [par Rev William BROWN (Weslyan Minister) & Isabella Steele CLEZY]1 
Marriage*31 Jul 1889Spouse: Alice Emily Brunton. Baptist Church, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5985.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Aug 1889BROWN—BRUNTON.—On the 31st ult., at the Baptist Church, Collins-street, by the Rev. Samuel Chapman, assisted by the Rev. William Brown, father of the bridegroom, William J. C. Brown to Alice Emily, youngest daughter of Thomas Brunton, Roxburgh, Ascotvale.3 
Land-UBeac*14 Nov 1912 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Dr William Elliot Drake to William Joseph Clezy Brown. 5a 2r 0p.4 
Land-UBeac*9 Jan 1913 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6). Transfer from Elizabeth McLean to William Joseph Clezy Brown. 10a 2r 12p.5,6 
Death*3 Sep 1929 Chichester, Sussex, England, Sep Q [Chichester] (Age 70) 2b 439.7 
Death-Notice*5 Sep 1929BROWN.—[By Cable]—On the 3rd September, 1929, at Chichester, England William J Clezy Brown, loved husband of Alice E Brown (late of Applecross, Upper Beaconsfield).
BROWN.—On the 3rd September in England, W J Clezy Brown, elder son of the late Rev. W. Brown and Mrs Brown, 21 Scott street, Canterbury.8 
Probate (Will)*23 May 1930 235/721. Gent. Upper Beaconsfield.9 
Land-Note*2 Aug 1930 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7): William John Clezy Brown died 3 Sep 1929 - probate of his will granted to Alice Emily Brown of Applecross Upper Beaconsfield.10 
Land-UBeac*20 Nov 1930 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from William Joseph Clezy Brown to Alice Emily Brown. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1919 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation. With Alice Emily Brown.12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Aug 1883, THE EAST MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB.
    The nomination of officers for tho E.M.C.C. for the ensuing season closed on Saturday last. His Honour Mr. Justice Williams was nominated as president ; Messrs. A. E. Clarke, F. Walsh, and T. C. Russell as vice-presidents ; Mr. H. Hale Budd as hon. secretary ; Mr. H. M. Gooch as hon. treasurer; and Mr. S. Nathan as second eleven secretary. For the com mittee 10 gentlemen were nominated, of which six only can be elected at the annual meeting on Satur day, the 1st prox. Messrs. C. G. Allee, H. F. Boyle, G. B. Gordon. John Healey, Thos. Horan, E. Morres, V. Trapp, W. J. C. Brown, E. T. Williams, and A. Yuille, were nominated.20
  • 27 Aug 1887, EAST MELBOURNE CLUB.
    The following nominations of officebearers of the East Melbourne Cricket Club for the season 1887-8, have been received :— President, Mr. A. E. Clarke ; vice-presidents—Messrs. T. Henty, M.L.C; T. C. Russell, S. Willis ; hon. treasurer, Mr. H. M. Gooch ; hon. secretary second eleven, Messrs. W. Hastings, L. A. Connell ; committee, Messrs. C. G. Allee, H. F. Boyle, W. Brown, H. H. Budd, G. Chapman, W. W. Gaggin, T. Horan, S. Nathan, and R. Richardson.21
  • 1 Feb 1896, NOTICE is hereby given, that STUART DUDLEY BRUNTON, WALTER THOMAS BRUNTON, GEORGE GRANTHAM, and WILLIAM JOSEPH CLEZY BROWN have respectively been ADMITTED into the Partnership BUSINESS of "T. BRUNTON and Co ," Flour-millers, Melbourne, as from the first of December last ; and that the said business will be carried on by Thomas Brunton and John Spencer Brunton (the former partners therein) and the said Stuart Dudley Brunton, Walter Thomas Brunton, George Grantham, and William Joseph Clezy Brown under the same style and firm of " T. Brunton and Co."
    Dated this 31st of January, 1896.
    T. BRUNTON and Co.22
  • 7 Jan 1903, CLEARED OUT.-Jan. 6.: Oruba, R.M.S., 5,857 tons, W.H. Burgoin, for Naples, Marseilles, and London. Passengers saloon: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Clezy Brown, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Sykes, Captain and Mrs. Rhodes and maid, Mr. and Mrs. Bugden and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. Gerson and child, Mesdames Macfarlane, Castle, F. E. Hardy, child, infant, and maid; Forbes, Angus, J. M. Guest, Messrs. Gibson, Fleming, Captain Lavington, Em. Leohoucq, J. Wild, J. H. P. Hender. R. Gordon Ell, Hector Marshall, Harry Collins, Colonel Wessel, H. Graham Parry, Walter Flegeltaub, G. Hooper, Misses Macfarlane, R. Guest, W. Guest.
    For Colombo-Mr. J. R. Tyndale, Mr. W. Jesseman, Miss Lillie Sinclair; and 220 in other classes. J. N. Marshall, agent.23
  • 8 Sep 1923, TOKIO EARTHQUAKE. Mr S Brunton, of the Australian Flour Mills, Melbourne, has received a cable message from his brother-in-law, Mr W J C Brown, of Applecross, Upper Beaconsfield, who with Mrs Brown is visiting Japan. The message, which was sent from Kobe says - "Both safe. Lost everything." Mr und Mrs Brown were passengers on the Tango Maru.24
  • 14 Nov 1923, Mr and Mrs W J C Brown, of "Applecross," Upper Beaconsfield, returned to Melbourne by the Yosluno Muru on Sunday. Mr and Mrs Brown were in Yokohama at the time of the earthquake, and their friends will be glad to learn of their safe return home after their terrible experiences.25
  • 14 Feb 1925, Death of mother: BROWN.—On the 3rd February 1920 at her residence, 24 Scott street Canterbury, Isabella Steele widow of the Rev William Brown, beloved mother of Alice Eagleson, Hawthorn.26
  • 16 Jan 1929, Mr. and Mrs. Clezy Brown, Applecross, Upper Beaconsfield, will leave for England by the P. and O. liner Cathay on January 29.27
  • 6 Sep 1929, News was received yesterday of the death at Chichester, England, of Mr. J. W. C. Brown, who had lived in the Beaconsfield district for many years. Mr. Brown was much interested in all forms of sport, and in his younger days played pennant cricket for East Melbourne. He was a contemporary in the cricket field of such men as H. F. Boyle, J. Harry, T. Horan, and G. E. Palmer, and was a member of the famous East Melbourne team which won the McLean challenge cup in 1882-3-4 without a defeat. Mr. Brown left Melbourne for England for the benefit of his health. He was accompanied by Mrs. Brown. On a former holiday Mr. and Mrs. Brown were in the earthquake in Japan, when they lost all their possessions, but escaped serious injury.28

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Bob Paton 14 Nov 2011.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M5985 Alice born Fitzroy, Clezy born Kapunda."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Aug 1889, p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3576-149 - William Elliot Drake to William Joseph Clezy Brown of Victoria Street Sandringham Gentleman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213 - Elizabeth McLean to William Joseph Clezy Brown of Victoria Street Sandringham Gentleman.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 in 1911 rated N12 ; 1912 rated N8 ; 1913 rated N75.
  7. [S9] GRO "Sep Q [Chichester] 2b 439 age 70."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Sep 1929 p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2107;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 825.     
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149 - Alice Emily Brown of Applecross Upper Beaconsfield Widow is now the proprietor.
  12. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  13. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  14. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  15. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  16. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  17. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  18. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  19. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1883, p9.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Aug 1887, p12.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Feb 1896, p6.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1903, p4.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Sep 1923 p29.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Nov 1923 p18.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Feb 1925, p15.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jan 1929, p12.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Sep 1929, p8.
Last Edited30 Dec 2015

Archibald Stenhouse

M, #476, b. 21 Feb 1852, d. 27 Sep 1899
Birth*21 Feb 1852 Leuchars, Fife, Scotland. [par James STENHOUSE & Ann Mays WILKIE]1 
Marriage*27 Jul 1877Spouse: Moncrieff Beith. Caledonia Road United Presbyterian, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2
 
Residence*bt 1891 - 1892 Stenhouse, Archd. (of Stenhouse Bros.), house,
Scotscraig, Myrtle park, Crosshill.
Stenhouse Brothers, drapers and milliners, 3 to 9
Eglinton street, 138 Main street, Anderston, 374
Cumberland St., and 98 Cathcart road, Govanhill.3 
Death*27 Sep 1899 Dairsie House, Newlands, Glasgow, Scotland.4 
Death-Notice*30 Sep 1899Stenhouse.—Suddenly, on 27th September, Archibald Stenhouse, Dairsie House, Newlands, Langside.
—Friends omitted will please accept of this intimation and invitation.
—Funeral to-day (Saturday), at 3 o'clock; carriages at St George's Church until 2.30.5 
Probate (Will)*8 Dec 1899 STENHOUSE Archibald of Dairsie-house Newlands Glasgow warehouseman died 27 September 1899. Confirmation of Moncrieff Beith or Stenhouse widow. Dugald McKechnie warehouseman and James Barr. Sealed London 8 December 1899.6,7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Ann W STENHOUSE, Crossgate, Cupar, Fife, ScotlandAge 9 - Scholar8
3 Apr 188143 Annette Street, Glasgow Gorbals, Lanarkshire, ScotlandHead of Household: Archibald Stenhouse. Age 28 - draper
Member(s) of Household: Moncrieff Beith, Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse.9
5 Apr 1891Myrtle Park Scots Craig, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, ScotlandHead of Household: Archibald Stenhouse. Age 39 Draper. Also in the household is Bethia BEITH, age 50
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Moncrieff Beith.10

Family

Moncrieff Beith b. 1856, d. 3 May 1935
Children 1.Mary Stenhouse b. 1878, d. 28 Aug 1942
 2.Annie Stenhouse b. 1880, d. 7 Jun 1950
 3.James Moncrieff Stenhouse b. 1882, d. 1904
 4.Janet Gillies Stenhouse b. 1884, d. 17 Apr 1913
 5.Archibald Fortune Stenhouse b. 1887, d. 17 Dec 1919
 6.Dorothea Stenhouse b. 1889, d. 9 May 1944

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Sep 1899, SUDDEN DEATH AT A CHURCH MEETING.
    Last night at a meeting of the memhers of the newly formed United Presbyterian Church at Newlands, Langside, Glasgow, Mr Archibald Stenhouse, one of the elders, suddenly dropped down dead. He had just addressed the meeting, and sat down, when he was seen to fall on his side. Assistance was immediately rendered, and Dr James Grieve, who whs present, did his utmost to recover consciousness, but without avail. The awfully sudden death profoundly impressed all present. Mr Stenhouse was a well-known draper on the South Side, and highly esteemed among all classes. He was formerly an elder in Caledonia Road U.P. Church, and recently went to Newlands to help in the formation of the new church.
    He was in his usual health yesterday, attended to business during the day, and was present at a Trustees meeting in the afternoon. There was nothing, so far as known to excite him. Heart disease is understood to be the cause of death.
    He leaves a widow and six of a family.11
  • 30 Sep 1899, Caledonia Road U.P. Church.
    11 o'clock—Annual Children's Service. Revd John Young M.A. Home Mission Secretary. 2 o'clock—Revd William R Thomson R.D. In Memoriam: Archibald Stenhouse5
  • 16 Oct 1899, NOTICE.—All parties having CLAIMS against the Deceased ARCHIBALD STENH0USE, residing at Dairsie House, Newlands, or in connection with the businesses carried on by him under the name or Firm of STENHOUSE BROTHERS, at 268 and 374 Cumberland Street, 454 Cathcart Road, and 132 Paisley Road West, are requested to lodge the same with, and all Parties INDEBTED to the said ARCHIBALD STENHOUSE are requested to make payment to the Subscribers forthwith.
    JOHN & JAMES ROBERTSON. Writers, 104 West Regent Street. Glasgow, Agents for the Trustees.12

Citations

  1. [S187] Familysearch "baptised 12 Apr 1852. C11445-5."
  2. [S187] Familysearch "M19088-1."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Post-Office annual Glasgow directory 1891-1892
    http://digital.nls.uk/directories/browse/pageturner.cfm
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, 1 STENHOUSE ARCHIBALD 13/11/1899 WAREHOUSEMAN, DAIRSIE HOUSE, NEWLANDS, GLASGOW, D. 27/09/1899 AT NEWLANDS, LANGSIDE, TESTATE
    1 INVENTORY ONLY PAISLEY SHERIFF COURT SC58/42/60     
    2 WILL PAISLEY SHERIFF COURT WILLS SC58/45/10.     
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Sat 30 Sep 1899.
  6. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "1 STENHOUSE ARCHIBALD 13/11/1899 WAREHOUSEMAN, DAIRSIE HOUSE, NEWLANDS, GLASGOW, D. 27/09/1899 AT NEWLANDS, LANGSIDE, TESTATE
    1 INVENTORY ONLY PAISLEY SHERIFF COURT SC58/42/60     
    2 WILL PAISLEY SHERIFF COURT WILLS SC58/45/10.     "
  7. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1861 census: Parish: Cupar; ED: 3; Page: 6; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1861_54."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Glasgow Gorbals; ED: 87; Page: 21; Line: 1; Roll: cssct1881_248; Year: 1881."
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Census 1891: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 13; Page: 39; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_177; Year: 1891."
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Evening Telegraph (Dundee, Scotland), Thu 28 Sep 1899, p3.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Mon 16 Oct 1899.
Last Edited31 Oct 2018

Moncrieff Beith

F, #477, b. 1856, d. 3 May 1935
Married NameStenhouse. 
Birth*1856 Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, #B644/9 798.1 
Marriage*27 Jul 1877Spouse: Archibald Stenhouse. Caledonia Road United Presbyterian, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2
 
Widow27 Sep 1899Moncrieff Beith became a widow upon the death of her husband Archibald Stenhouse.3 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1909 Sailing with Dorothea Stenhouse Janet Gillies Stenhouse to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship possible migration: departed 11 Dec 1908 London - ORIENT B 782 007
STENHOUSE —- MRS 46 - JAN 1909 / STENHOUSE —- MISS 20 - JAN 1909 / STENHOUSE —- MISS 22 - JAN 1909
Age 46.4
Land-UBeac*1 Aug 1910 GEM-D-14 (part).D-15. Transfer from George Ernest Mather to Moncrieff Beith. 30a 3r 17 8/10p.5 
Land-Note22 Jan 1914 GEM-D-14 (part).D-15: Mortgagee: The State Savings Bank of Victoria. Discharged 11 Oct 1920. Mortgagor was Moncrieff Stenhouse.6 
Land-Note*8 Jan 1915 GEM-D-14 (part).D-15: Mortgagee: The State Savings Bank of Victoria. Discharged 11 Oct 1920. Mortgagor was Moncrieff Stenhouse.6 
Residence*22 Jul 1920 Of "Cliffe House" Surrey Hills.7 
Land-UBeac*11 Oct 1920 GEM-D-14 (part).D-15. Transfer from Moncrieff Stenhouse to King George. 30a 3r 18p.8 
Death*3 May 1935 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D13879 age 78 [par William BEITH & Mary SIMPSON].9 
Death-Notice*6 May 1935STENHOUSE-On the 3rd May at Beaconsfield Upper, Moncrieff (Beith) relict of the late Archibald Stenhouse of Newlands, Glasgow, Scotland, in her 78th year.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 188143 Annette Street, Glasgow Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Stenhouse;
Age 24
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse Annie Stenhouse11
5 Apr 1891Myrtle Park Scots Craig, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Stenhouse;
Age 34
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse12
31 Mar 1901Dairsie, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, ScotlandHead of Household: Moncrieff Stenhouse. Age 44 - Head - Living on own means
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse.13
1909Union Road, Surrey Hills, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Mary Stenhouse Janet Gillies Stenhouse.14
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Annie Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.15
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.16
bt 1914 - 1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.17,18
bt 1916 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse.19,20,21,22
1924'Scotscraig', 73 Livingstone Street, Ivanhoe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Dorothea Stenhouse Mary Stenhouse.23
bt 1928 - 1934"Scotscraig", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Annie Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.24,25,26

Grave

  • Plot 5-514-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia27

Family

Archibald Stenhouse b. 21 Feb 1852, d. 27 Sep 1899
Children 1.Mary Stenhouse b. 1878, d. 28 Aug 1942
 2.Annie Stenhouse b. 1880, d. 7 Jun 1950
 3.James Moncrieff Stenhouse b. 1882, d. 1904
 4.Janet Gillies Stenhouse b. 1884, d. 17 Apr 1913
 5.Archibald Fortune Stenhouse b. 1887, d. 17 Dec 1919
 6.Dorothea Stenhouse b. 1889, d. 9 May 1944

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Sep 1910, Property Sales. On account Martin; orchard property at Upper Beaconsfield to Mrs. Stenhouse.28
  • 9 May 1935, AFTER the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the state of Victoria in its Probate Jurisdiction that PROBATE of the WILL dated the 12th day of February 1920 of MONCRIEFF STENHOUSE late of Upper Beaconsfield in the State of Victoria widow deceased may be granted to Annie Stenhouse and Dorothea Stenhouse both of Upper Beaconsfield aforesaid spinsters two of the executors appointed by the said will, leave being reserved to Mary Stenhouse of the same place spinster the other executor named in the said will to come in and prove the said will at any time.
    Dated the eighth day of May 1935.
    BOOTHBY & BOOTHBY 406 Collins street Melbourne proctors for the applicants29

Citations

  1. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "BEITH MONCRIEFF M 1856 #B644/9 798 Tradeston (recorded as male)."
  2. [S187] Familysearch "M19088-1."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, 1 STENHOUSE ARCHIBALD 13/11/1899 WAREHOUSEMAN, DAIRSIE HOUSE, NEWLANDS, GLASGOW, D. 27/09/1899 AT NEWLANDS, LANGSIDE, TESTATE
    1 INVENTORY ONLY PAISLEY SHERIFF COURT SC58/42/60     
    2 WILL PAISLEY SHERIFF COURT WILLS SC58/45/10.     
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 782 007.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 + C/T 2991-132 - Moncrieff Stenhouse of Cliffe House Union Road Surrey Hills Widow.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 + C/T 2991-132 - Moncrieff Stenhouse to The Commissioners of the State Savings Bank of Victoria.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), from Soldier Settlement file GEM-D-15.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 + C/T 2991-132 - To His Majesty King George V.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D13879 age 78 [par William BEITH & Mary SIMPSON]."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 May 1935 p1.
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Glasgow Gorbals; ED: 87; Page: 21; Line: 1; Roll: cssct1881_248; Year: 1881."
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Census 1891: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 13; Page: 39; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_177; Year: 1891."
  13. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 10; Page: 3; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1901_188."
  14. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  15. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  16. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  17. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  18. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  19. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  20. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  21. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  22. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  23. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  24. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  25. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  26. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  27. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-514-B     Stenhouse     A.     F     70     9/06/1950     1256 (Annie)
    5-515-A     Stenhouse     Janet G.     F     29     19/04/1913     508
    5-515-A     Stenhouse     Archibald F.     M     19/12/1919     636
    5-515-B     Stenhouse     M.     F     78     5/05/1935     931 (Moncrieff)
    5-515-B     Stenhouse     M.     F     64     29/08/1942     1103 (Mary)
    5-516-B     Stenhouse     Dorothea     F     50     11/05/1944     1135.
  28. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 29 Sep 1910, p2.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 May 1935 p17.
Last Edited23 Jun 2018

Archibald Fortune Stenhouse

M, #478, b. 1887, d. 17 Dec 1919
Father*Archibald Stenhouse b. 21 Feb 1852, d. 27 Sep 1899
Mother*Moncrieff Beith b. 1856, d. 3 May 1935
Birth*1887 Crosshills, Renfrewshire, Scotland, #B560/ 178.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Jul 1905 To New York, USA. Ship Astoria Glasgow leaving 22 Jul 1905
Age 19 - Labourer.2
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1909 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Runic Liverpool. Departed 19 Dec 1908.
Age 21 - Draper.3,4
Death*17 Dec 1919 St Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy South, VIC, Australia, #D17198 (Age 32)
Died of light heart failure while under anaesthetic.5
Death-Notice*19 Dec 1919STENHOUSE. On the 17th December (suddenly after operation), Archibald Fortune, younger surviving son of the late Archibald Stenhouse, (Glasgow) and Mrs. Stenhouse, Upper Beaconsfield.
STENHOUSE.-The Friends of Mrs. M STENHOUSE and Family, of Scot's Craig, Upper Beaconsfield, are informed that the funeral of their late, beloved son and brother will take place TO-DAY at the Berwick Cemetery, The funeral will arrive at the cemetery gates at 2.45 p.m., per motors.6 
Probate (Will)*30 Jan 1920 168/891.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Myrtle Park Scots Craig, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Stenhouse;
Age 3
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Moncrieff Beith8
31 Mar 1901Dairsie, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Moncrieff Stenhouse;
Age 13 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse9
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Annie Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.10
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Dorothea Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.11
bt 1914 - 1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Dorothea Stenhouse Mary Stenhouse.12,13
bt 1916 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Dorothea Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse.14,15,16,17

Grave

  • Plot 5-514-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia18

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Apr 1916, APPLES.-Archil. F. Stenhouse, Upper Beaconsfield, can supply beautiful Jonathan, Home Beauty, or Rokeswoods; 4/6 case, cash on delivery. Satisfaction assured.19
  • 5 Dec 1919, NO REDRESS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS. Sir,—A 40-gallon cask of lime sulphur wash arrived at the station in a damaged condition, half the contents having leaked out. The Victorian Orchardists' Co-operative Association kindly put in a claim on my behalf, and the commissioners replied saying "they do not accept this class of goods at commissioners' risk." I then produced the receipt, showing that the cask had come at commissioners' risk, and extra freight paid accordingly. Then the claims agent stated: "Senders are given the option of consigning at the commissioners' risk, under which they accept the liability of a common carrier, or alternatively owner's risk rate, under which they accept no liability except, those arising from wilful negligence or misconduct." lt takes very rough handling to stave in a cask of liquid, and seems to me sufficient proof of gross negligence (wilful or otherwise) in handling. But still the claim is not entertained. So now I am left wondering what the commissioners' risk really amounts to, and what the advantage is in paying extra freight. -Yours. -&c. A. F. STENHOUSE. Beaconsfield Upper, Dec. 22.20
  • 12 Dec 1919, Railways Commissioners Deny Charge.
    In a letter published in "The Argus" of December 5, Mr. A. F. Stenhouse, Upper Beaconsfield, stated that a claim made on the Railways department on his behalf by the Victorian Orchardists' Co-operative Association in respect to the loss in transit from Melbourne of a half-cask of lime sulphur had been repudiated by the Railways Commissioners. Mr. Stenhouse said that he had produced to the claims agent of the department his receipt showing that the cask had been carried "at commissioners' risk, and extra freight charged accordingly." The Railways Commissioners flatly deny this statement. They refused the claim on grounds that no wilful negligence had been displayed in the handling, of the goods. The original note, which, they state, is held by the claims agent, shows distinctly that the case in question was forwarded "at owner's risk."21
  • 8 Jan 1920, NOTICE is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court in Victoria, in its Probate Jurisdiction, that LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION, with the will annexed, of the estate of ARCHIBALD FORTUNE STENHOUSE, late of Beaconsfield Upper, in Victoria, orchardist, deceased, intestate, may be granted to Moncrieff Stenhouse, of the same address, widow, the residuary legatee under the said will.
    Dated this 7th day of January, 1920.22

Citations

  1. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "RD Cathcart (Lanark)."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. BT 26.
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 782 010 also A H Stenhouse 782/002 same age.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 & 19 Dec 1919 p1.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 168/891.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Census 1891: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 13; Page: 39; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_177; Year: 1891."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 10; Page: 3; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1901_188."
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  13. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  14. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  15. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  16. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  17. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  18. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-514-B     Stenhouse     A.     F     70     9/06/1950     1256 (Annie)
    5-515-A     Stenhouse     Janet G.     F     29     19/04/1913     508
    5-515-A     Stenhouse     Archibald F.     M     19/12/1919     636
    5-515-B     Stenhouse     M.     F     78     5/05/1935     931 (Moncrieff)
    5-515-B     Stenhouse     M.     F     64     29/08/1942     1103 (Mary)
    5-516-B     Stenhouse     Dorothea     F     50     11/05/1944     1135.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Apr 1916, p2.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Dec 1919 p8.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Dec 1919, p8.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jan 1920, p13.
Last Edited23 Jun 2018

Mary Stenhouse

F, #479, b. 1878, d. 28 Aug 1942
Father*Archibald Stenhouse b. 21 Feb 1852, d. 27 Sep 1899
Mother*Moncrieff Beith b. 1856, d. 3 May 1935
Birth*1878 Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, #B644/12 400.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel6 May 1909 Sailing with Annie Stenhouse to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Runic Liverpool
Age 30.2
Death*28 Aug 1942 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D26980 age 64 - as STENHOUSE.3 
Death-Notice*29 Aug 1942STENHOUSE.-On August 28 at her home Upper Beaconsfield, Mary Stenhouse eldest daughter or the late Archibald Stenhouse (Glasgow) and Moncrieff Stenhouse (Upper Beaconsfield) (Private interment) (Glasgow papers please copy.)4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 188143 Annette Street, Glasgow Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Stenhouse;
Age 3
Member(s) of Household: Moncrieff Beith Annie Stenhouse5
5 Apr 1891Myrtle Park Scots Craig, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Stenhouse;
Age 13
Member(s) of Household: Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Moncrieff Beith6
31 Mar 1901Dairsie, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Moncrieff Stenhouse;
Age 23
Member(s) of Household: Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse7
1909Union Road, Surrey Hills, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Janet Gillies Stenhouse.8
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Annie Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse.9
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse.10
bt 1914 - 1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse Dorothea Stenhouse.11,12
bt 1916 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse.13,14,15,16
1924'Scotscraig', 73 Livingstone Street, Ivanhoe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Dorothea Stenhouse.17
bt 1928 - 1934"Scotscraig", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Annie Stenhouse Dorothea Stenhouse.18,19,20

Grave

  • Plot 5-514-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia21

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Jan 1919, FERNACRE, Upper Beaconsfield. - Superior Accommodation visitors, fern gully; hot baths; tariff moderate. The Misses Stenhouse.22
  • 2 Sep 1942, MARY STENHOUSE
    UPPER BEACONSFIELD residents learnt with, regret of the passing on August 28th of Mary Stenhouse, eldest daughter of the late Archibald Moncrieff Stenhouse (Glasgow). Deceased, who was a native of Glasgow, was 64 years of age, and had been ill for some months prior to her death. She is survived by two sisters, one of whom is the popular postmistress at Beaconsfield Upper, where the family is held in high respect.
    The funeral, which was strictly private and attended only by close personal friends, took place to the Berwick cemetery on Saturday. Rev. Ambrose Roberts conducted the service at the home and graveside. The remains were laid to rest in the family grave in the Presbyterian portion of the cemetery.
    W. J. Garnar and Son, of Berwick and Dandenong, conducted the funeral.23

Citations

  1. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "unknown cd."
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 788 005.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D26980 age 64 - as STENHOUSE. Registered at Berwick."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1942 p2.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Glasgow Gorbals; ED: 87; Page: 21; Line: 1; Roll: cssct1881_248; Year: 1881."
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Census 1891: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 13; Page: 39; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_177; Year: 1891."
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 10; Page: 3; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1901_188."
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  10. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  15. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  18. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  19. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  20. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  21. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-514-B     Stenhouse     A.     F     70     9/06/1950     1256 (Annie)
    5-515-A     Stenhouse     Janet G.     F     29     19/04/1913     508
    5-515-A     Stenhouse     Archibald F.     M     19/12/1919     636
    5-515-B     Stenhouse     M.     F     78     5/05/1935     931 (Moncrieff)
    5-515-B     Stenhouse     M.     F     64     29/08/1942     1103 (Mary)
    5-516-B     Stenhouse     Dorothea     F     50     11/05/1944     1135.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jan 1919, p14.
  23. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 2 Sep 1942, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215710242."
Last Edited23 Jun 2018

Janet Gillies Stenhouse

F, #480, b. 1884, d. 17 Apr 1913
Father*Archibald Stenhouse b. 21 Feb 1852, d. 27 Sep 1899
Mother*Moncrieff Beith b. 1856, d. 3 May 1935
Birth*1884 Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, #B644/12 296.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1909 Sailing with Moncrieff Stenhouse Dorothea Stenhouse to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship possible migration: departed 11 Dec 1908 London - ORIENT B 782 007
STENHOUSE —- MRS 46 - JAN 1909 / STENHOUSE —- MISS 20 - JAN 1909 / STENHOUSE —- MISS 22 - JAN 1909.3
Death*17 Apr 1913 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D4469 age 29 - as STENHOUSE.1 
Death-Notice*19 Apr 1913STENHOUSE.—On the 17th April, at "Scotscraig," Upper Beaconsfield, Janet (Jenny), third daughter of the late Archibald Stenhouse, Glasgow, and Mrs Stenhouse, "Scotscraig."4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Myrtle Park Scots Craig, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Stenhouse;
Age 7
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Moncrieff Beith5
31 Mar 1901Dairsie, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Moncrieff Stenhouse;
Age 17 - Scholar - as Jennie
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse6
1909Union Road, Surrey Hills, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Jenny). With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Mary Stenhouse.7
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Jenny). With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Annie Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.8
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Jenny). With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.9

Grave

  • Plot 5-514-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia10

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D4469 age 29 - as STENHOUSE."
  2. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "unknown cd."
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 782 007.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1913, p11.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Census 1891: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 13; Page: 39; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_177; Year: 1891."
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 10; Page: 3; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1901_188."
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  9. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  10. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-514-B     Stenhouse     A.     F     70     9/06/1950     1256 (Annie)
    5-515-A     Stenhouse     Janet G.     F     29     19/04/1913     508
    5-515-A     Stenhouse     Archibald F.     M     19/12/1919     636
    5-515-B     Stenhouse     M.     F     78     5/05/1935     931 (Moncrieff)
    5-515-B     Stenhouse     M.     F     64     29/08/1942     1103 (Mary)
    5-516-B     Stenhouse     Dorothea     F     50     11/05/1944     1135.
Last Edited23 Jun 2018