Dorothea Stenhouse

F, #481, b. 1889, d. 9 May 1944
Father*Archibald Stenhouse b. 21 Feb 1852, d. 27 Sep 1899
Mother*Moncrieff Beith b. 1856, d. 3 May 1935
Birth*1889 Crosshills, Renfrewshire, Scotland, #B560/ 148.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1909 Sailing with Moncrieff 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 1909.3
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac3 Nov 1932 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 1.2). Transfer from Carl August Petersen to Annie Stenhouse Dorothea Stenhouse. Caveat lodged 3 Nov 1926.4 
Death*9 May 1944 Clayton, VIC, Australia, #D6245 age 54 - as STENHOUSE.1,5 
Death-Notice*12 May 1944STENHOUSE.-On May 9, at Upper Beaconsfield, Dorothea, result of motor accident.6 
Land-Note*8 Feb 1945 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 1.2): As to the interest of Dorothea Stenhouse who died on 9th May 1944. Probate of her will has been granted to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401-3 Collins Street Melbourne.7 
Land-Note*8 Feb 1945 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 1.2): Annie Stenhouse of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster is now the proprietor.8 
Village Bell*Jun 1985The article reads: Mr. Ken Hudson recalls that the Stenhouse sisters at the P.O., and particularly Miss Dora, played a great part in organising Brigade actions. Knowing the district intimately, she could act on her own initiative in helping to organise operations and the movement of firemen. She passed on weather reports and wind changes, received on the radio, and also informed those whose properties appeared to be in danger, calming them if she detected signs of panic. The sisters took part in other village activities. They were musically talented, and Miss Annie was the organist for Congregational services in the Hall. They were also to the fore in support of wartime charitable work.9 

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 1
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Moncrieff Beith10
31 Mar 1901Dairsie, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Moncrieff Stenhouse;
Age 11 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse11
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Annie Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.12
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.13
bt 1914 - 1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse Mary Stenhouse.14,15
bt 1916 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse, Annie Stenhouse.16,17,18,19
1924'Scotscraig', 73 Livingstone Street, Ivanhoe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: pianoforte teacher. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Mary Stenhouse.20
bt 1928 - 1934"Scotscraig", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: post mistress. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Annie Stenhouse Mary Stenhouse.21,22,23

Grave

  • Plot 5-514-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia24

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jan 1915, FIRST AID Some time ago a ladies' class was formed at Beaconsfield Upper for instruction in first aid, and the usual course of lectures was delivered by Dr Langmore. An examination has since been conducted by Dr Griffith with satisfactory results. Six candidates presented themselves for examination, and five passed. The names of the successful candidates are: Mrs Harvey Smith; Miss G. Hopkins; A Glismann; D. Stenhouse; L. Luke.25
  • 12 Aug 1915, RESPONSE IN THE COUNTRY. BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—The Australia Day celebration consisted of a cafe chantant in the afternoon, and progressive euchre parties in the evening. There was a large display of garments made for the soldiers, including one gross of soldiers' bags, together with bales of linen and other materials. Cakes, produce, poultry, and other gifts were disposed of. A party of nurses under the direction of Miss D Stenhouse, gave demonstrations of first aid. The proceeds amounted to £35.26
  • 26 Apr 1916, Pianoforte and Theory of Music Miss D. STENHOUSE, A.L.C.M Miss Stenhouse begs to announce that she will visit Beaconsfield on Saturdays for the convenience of pupils residing there. Second term commences April 29. Pupils thoroughly grounded and trained for examinations (if desired). Terms on application.
    " Scotscraig," Upper Beaconsfield.
    Miss Stenhouse also receives pupils for Shorthand.27
  • 18 Oct 1916, Miss D. Stenhouse. A.L.C.M., sent up four pupils for the last musical examination held under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Music (London), three of whom succeeded in passing, namely, Misses Bryden Shorthouse and Ellen and Dorothy Glismann.28
  • 9 Dec 1916, MISS DOROTHEA STENHOUSE, "Scotscraig," Beaconsfield Upper.
    E.D.-Pass-Piano-Ellen F. Glismann. P.D.-Pass-Piano-Brydon Shorthouse, Dorothy Glismann.29
  • 26 Dec 1916, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-A successful concert was given in the Assembly Hall on Saturday, December 23, by the pupils of Miss Dora Stenhouse, and also of the State School (Mrs. Tulloch, teacher). The proceeds, £5/2/6, will go to the State schools patriotic fund, making a total of £62 contributed by the school and district since May.30
  • 29 Jan 1919, FERNACRE, Upper Beaconsfield. - Superior Accommodation visitors, fern gully; hot baths; tariff moderate. The Misses Stenhouse.31
  • 30 Dec 1921, HOLIDAY RESORTS. Beaconsfield Upper. By the Christmas week-end Beaconsfield Upper was taxed to its limit by the crowd of visitors. Responding to Lady Forster's appeal for the Starving Children of Europe the congregations on Christmas Sunday contributed £20 to the fund. On Boxing Day keen interest was centred in the tennis and croquet courts. The winners of the two days tennis tournament were: — Mrs McBride and Mr P R Hurditch, Miss McCullogh and Mr George Wilson, Miss D Stenhouse (Brighton) and Dr Reed, Miss D Reed and Mr J Ballantyne. The winner in the croquet tournament was Mr Stanley Hollie. The runners-up were Mrs Kirkwood, Miss P Corder and Mr Drater. At the concert on Boxing night the public hall was crowded, and many were turned away. Visitors (Mrs Larkin, the Misses Gemmel, Shelfinger, and others) delighted the audience by their singing. The acting of Miss Mclean, the Misses Bunt, Judge Bevan and Mr P R Hurditch in "The Wedding Breakfast" was a feature of the entertainment. The proceeds (£14 2/6) went to the hall funds.32
  • 8 Jan 1927, HOLIDAY RESORTS. BEACONSFIELD UPPER. The New Year festivities at Beaconsfield Upper opened on New Year's Eve with a plain and fancy dress ball. Prizes were awarded to Misses Elliott, Winnie Holmes, Lola King, and Walker, Mr. Sampson, Betty Knapton, and Malcolm Griffin. A successful gymkhana was held on New Year's Day by the Recreation Club. On Monday tennis and croquet tournaments were held. In tennis Mr. Hurditch and Miss Stenhouse (Upper Beaconsfield) defeated Mr. Reid and Miss Elder (visitors). The croquet tournament was very interesting. Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Strahan defeated Miss Blakie and Miss Lake. Trophies were presented to both winners and runners-up by Mr. J. Harvey-Smith. At Runnymede there were a number of good tennis players, and many fine sets were witnessed, especially in the men's doubles. A croquet tournament, in which all joined, was played off on New Year's Eve. Competitions and musical evenings gave much pleasure, "Auld Lang Syne" was sung, and the new year was welcomed. On New Year's Day a gymkhana was held on the lawn, and a cricket match ended the day's sport. Visitors at Salisbury House were provided for with tennis, croquet, and ping-pong tournaments. Kia-ora and Ttekceba held golf, tennis, &c. On Monday night an enjoyable dance was held in the hall as a final. The holiday rush is now over.33
  • 22 Aug 1930, BEACONSFIELD BABIES' HOME. More than 40 babies were playing in the sunshine or sleeping in their cots on the sunny verandahs at the Foundling Hospital Infants' Home at Beaconsfield yesterday afternoon, when women of the district met to discuss the formation of an auxiliary to assist in the work of caring for these little children, whose ages range from about 18 months to five years. The chair was taken by Mr D. N. McBride who, at the instance of Mr. J. M. Gillespie (honorary treasurer), had convened the meeting. The president of the hospital committee (Mrs. Montague Cohen) said that the committee were delighted at the prospect of the formation of a committee in Beaconsfield. Between 10 and 50 boys and girls were cared for at the home, the babies being kept at the foundling hospital in the city. Recently the older children at the home had been sent to school, as at present there was a little difficulty in arranging for them to be boarded out. Mr. Gillespie suggested that a commencement might be made in improving the grounds. All formed themselves into an auxiliary, with the following officers:- President, Mrs. H. C. Pennefather; vice-presidents, Mesdames Skene, Stevens, Lane, and Miss Douglas: secretary, Miss Macknight; treasurer, Mr. McBride. Miss Stenhouse suggested that funds might be raised by means of a birthday league, and the following representatives were appointed:- Miss Stenhouse, Miss Butler, Miss Jackson, and Mrs. Anderson.34
  • 30 Dec 1931, HOLIDAY RESORTS. BEACONSFIELD UPPER. On Christmas Eve a choral party of 24 members visited the guest houses and sang carols. On Boxing Day a tennis tournament was held on the public courts. The silver cups presented by the local club were won by Miss Brown and Mr Alan Brown. A croquet tournament was won by Miss Campbell and Miss Dora Stenhouse. Those who did not join in the touraments found plenty of amusement walking, riding, and playing tennis and golf. In the evening the Traders' Association in conjunction with the tennis and cricket clubs held a dance. On Monday evening Mr Peter McArthur gave a party at Dr McArthur's home, when farewell was said to Miss Anne Williamson who will shortly leave the district. Many entertainments have been arranged for the New Year holiday.35
  • 30 Dec 1931, BEACONSFIELD UPPER
    On Christmas Eve a choral party of 24 members visited the guest houses and sang carols. On Boxing Day a tennis tournament was held on the public courts. The silver cups presented by the local club were won by Miss Brown and Mr Alan Brown. A croquet tournament was won by Miss Campbell and Miss Dora Stenhouse. Those who did not join in the touraments found plenty of amusement walking, riding, and playing tennis and golf. In the evening the Traders' Association in conjunction with the tennis and cricket clubs held a dance. On Monday evening Mr Peter McArthur gave a party at Dr McArthur's home, when farewell was said to Miss Anne Williamson who will shortly leave the district. Many entertainments have been arranged for the New Year holiday.35
  • 16 Oct 1941, WANTED Companion Help nursing experience. All conveniences. Miss Stenhouse Upper Beaconsfield.36
  • 19 May 1942, GENTLEWOMAN nursing experience, 2 semi-invalids other help, all conveniences every consideration. Stenhouse, Upper Beaconsfield.37
  • 2 Feb 1944, URGENT NEEDS OF FIRE FUND. Survey of fire damage was expected to be completed this week, and indications were that losses would be tremendous, according to a report made to Cr Nettlefold, Lord Mayor, yesterday by the State Bush Fire Relief Committee.Principal amounts received yesterday were: Contributions from Upper Beaconsfield, per Miss D. Stenhouse, £50/1/6.38
  • 12 Apr 1944, Enjoyable Sacred Concert At Upper Beaconsfield
    ORGANISED by Miss D. Stenhouse, a sacred concert, held, in the Upper Beaconsfield hall on Good Friday, was enjoyed by a large audience. Judge Bevan had charge of the programme, which was provided by local and visiting artists. All joined in the National Anthem, which headed the programme. Hymns were interspersed with the following enjoyable items: A duet, “Rock of Ages,” by Mesdames Noblet and Hardy; solo. “A Fare well,” sung by Mr. J. E. Royle (accompanied by Mrs. Royle); solo, “O Rest In The Lord,” Miss Baty; solo, “The Lost Chord,”'by Mrs. W. Noblet, with cornet and piano accompaniment; pianoforte solos (2( by Miss Bampford; solo, “Just For Today,” Mr. Ron Atkinson.
    One of the finest concerts yet held in Upper Beaconsfield was brought to a close by the rendering of “The Story Of The Cross.” by the choir. Solos were taken by Rev. Daunt, Judge Bevan and Mr. Royle. Miss D. Stenhouse presided at the organ and provided the accomaniments.39
  • 10 May 1944, Upper Beaconsfield P. M. Killed In 3-Car Smash
    CR. D. N. McBRIDE HAS NARROW ESCAPE THROWN TO THE ROAD after a car, driven by Cr. D. N. McBride, of Upper Beaconsfield, had been involved in a double collision on the Prince’s Highway at Clayton North shortly after 6 o’clock last night, Miss Dorothy Stenhouse, 50, well known postmistress at Upper Beaconsfield, was killed instantly. Cr. McBride and the occupants of the other two cars had miraculous escapes, sustaining only slight injuries. Cr. McBride and Miss Stenhouse were driving from the city in Cr. McBride’s Ford sedan when, just past the junction of Wellington road and the Highway, it collided with a heavy car going in the opposite direction and driven by Mr. Axel Boquest, of Brunswick street, West Brunswick. Boquest’s car finished in the ditch at the side of the road and the driver was unhurt, but Cr. McBride’s car, partly out of control following the impact, careered on for some distance before crashing head-on into another car driven by Mr. Gerald Maggs, well known Dandenong businessman, who was returing with his son and wife to his home at Murrumbeena. At the time of the impact, Mr. G. Maggs said that he had pulled over almost a foot off the tarmac on his correct side. The oncoming car, after hitting him, shot off the road and now driverless, piled into a fence about 20 yards off the road. After the second impact, Cr. McBride and Miss Stenhouse were thrown to the roadway behind Maggs’ car, and were found lying there by Mr. Maggs. Miss Stenhouse had apparently been killed instantly and Cr. McBride badly shaken and dazed. Apart from a cut on the forehead and a bruised shoulder, Mr. Gerald Maggs escaped with a shaking. His wife and son, Phil, were thrown out and the latter had to have 20 stitches inserted in cuts he received about the head. All three cars were extensively damaged.
    News of Miss Stenhouse’s tragic death was received with sadness by residents of Upper Beaconsfield, who held her in high esteem. The funeral takes place tomorrow, leaving for the Berwick Cemetery at 11 a.m.40
  • 10 May 1944, WOMAN KILLED IN CAR COLLISION. A woman was killed and a number of persons had remarkable escapes from injury when three cars became involved in a collision in Dandenong rd, Clayton last night. The victim was Miss Dorothy Stenhouse, 50, of Upper Beaconsfield, who was a passenger in a small car travelling from the city, and driven by Mr David McBride, of Upper Beaconsfield.
    When the small car swung across the road after colliding with a heavy car going in the opposite direction, and driven by Mr Axel Boquest, of Brunswick st, West Brunswick, it was struck by a third car, driven by Mr George Maggs, of Phillip st, Murrumbeena, which had been travelling at the rear of Mr Boquest's car. Both occupants of the small car were thrown to the roadway. Miss Stenhouse was killed instantly. The three cars were damaged extensively.41
  • 17 May 1944, MISS DOROTHEA STENHOUSE
    NOT for many years has there been such a wave of sadness throughout the Beaconsfield Upper district, as was experienced last week when the tragic news of Miss Dorothpa Stenhouse’s death in a motoring accident at Clayton, was received. For many years the late Miss Stenhouse had admirably discharged the duties of post mistress at Beaconsfield Upper, and her cheerful and faithful service in her official capacity was a by-word throughout the district. Nothing was a trouble to her, and many kind and considerate actions had earned for her the endearment of the whole neighborhood. She was an accomplished musician and the possessor of a charming personality. Her death at the age of 50, is a blow not only to her invalid sister, but to the whole district.
    The funeral, a private one, took place last Thursday to the Berwick cemetery, where the mortal remains were interred in the family grave in the Presbyterian portion. Among the mourners were Cr. D. N. McBride, Messrs. Wells Brumley and McLennan, all old friends of the family. Four beautiful wreaths were placed on the casket.
    The Rev. C. Jones, of Berwick, performed the last sad rites and W. J. Garnar and Son attended to the funeral arrangements.42
  • 10 Jun 1944, STENHOUSE.-Miss STENHOUSE desires all friends to accept this acknowledgment of her deep APPRECIATION of sympathy extended in her recent bereavement Upper Beaconsfield.43
  • 23 Jun 1944, Executor's Sale - Household Furniture & Effects Upper Beaconsfield - SATURDAY, 1st JULY .
    Alex. Scott & Co. Pty. Ltd. Have received instructions from THE TRUSTEES EXECUTORS AND AGENCY COMPANY LTD. 401 Collins Street, Melbourne, in the Estate of Miss D. Stenhouse, deceased, to sell by public auction, at the Hall, next to Post Office, on the above date, at 1.30 o'clock : —
    " Bluthner" Overstrung Grand Piano and stool. Teacher's Music Cabinet, inc. bound volumes; Blackwood Round Table and 4 Chairs ; Book Case and Sideboard; 2 Saddlebag Dining Chairs and Couch ; 3 Arm Chairs, Brass Kerb, Set Brass Fire Irons, Marquetry Tray and Card Boxes ; Scuttle. Occ. Table, Bead-work Rocker, Mahogany Sideboard, Carved Spinning Chair, Pokerwork Oc. Table. Carved Ebony Pedestal Large Chinese Jardiniere ; Paintings, "Gipsy Girl" and "Gallery Interior"; 6 Pictures, Brass Kettle, Pair Brass Indian Vases, 2 Hand painted China Vases, 7 Vases, Silver Candle Sticks, Marble Clock, Silver Ware, Spoons. Forks, Knives, 1 dozen Fish and Fruit Knives and Forks ; Toilet Set, 2 Willow Ment Dishes, Kitchen Utensils Crockery, Glasware, Kitchen Chair, Safe, etc. Hall Stand, Mahogany Wardrobe, and Bedside Table, Dining Table. Glass Screen, Cane Chairs, Wash stand and Ware, Carpet, Lino, Small Cedar Cheat Drawers, Single Bed. Carpet, Wardrobe, etc.
    TERMS CASH. - Alex. Scott & Co. Pty. Ltd., Auctioneers, Dandenong and Branches.44
  • 12 Jul 1944, Death Of Upper Beaconsfield Postmistress. MISADVENTURE VERDICT
    AT THE INQUIRY last Wednesday into the death of the late Miss D. Stenhouse, post-mistress at Upper Beaconsfield, who was killed in a motoring accident near Clayton on May 9. The Coroner (Mr. Tingate) returned a verdict of death from misadventure.45
  • 5 Sep 1944, THE TRUSTEES EXECUTORS AND AGENCY COMPANY LIMITED, of 401 Collins street. Melbourne, the executor of the will of DOROTHEA STENHOUSE, late of Upper Beaconsfield, spinster, deceased (who died on the 9th day of May, 1944), require all creditors, next of kin, and others having claims against the property or estate of the said deceased, to SEND to the said executor at the above address, on or before the 8th day of November. 1944, PARTICULARS in writing of such CLAIMS, after which date the said executor Intends to convey or distribute such property or estate to or among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which it shall have had notice. BOOTHBY & BOOTHBY. 408 Collins street, Melbourne, solicitors.46

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6245 age 54 - as STENHOUSE."
  2. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "STENHOUSE DOROTHEA F 1889 560/ 148 Cathcart (Lanark)."
  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. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3673-458 - Annie Stenhouse and Dorothea Stenhouse both of Upper Beaconsfield Spinsters - proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 5814-608A.
  5. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), no inquest.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 May 1944, p2.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5814-608A - As to the interest of Dorothea Stenhouse who died on 9th May 1944. Probate of her will has been granted to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401-3 Collins Street Melbourne.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5814-608A - Annie Stenhouse of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster is now the proprietor.
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "044-1985, p5."
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Census 1891: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 13; Page: 39; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_177; Year: 1891."
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 10; Page: 3; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1901_188."
  12. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
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  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
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  20. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  21. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  22. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  23. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  24. [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.
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214165216."
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Last Edited23 Jun 2018

Annie Stenhouse

F, #482, b. 1880, d. 7 Jun 1950
Father*Archibald Stenhouse b. 21 Feb 1852, d. 27 Sep 1899
Mother*Moncrieff Beith b. 1856, d. 3 May 1935
Birth*1880 Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, #B644/12 761.1 
Note*1901 1901 census - Florence and Maggie REID, Glasgow - cousins of Annie Stenhouse (see probate.)2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel6 May 1909 Sailing with Mary Stenhouse to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Runic Liverpool
Age 28.3
Land-UBeac*3 Nov 1932 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 1.2). Transfer from Carl August Petersen to Annie Stenhouse Dorothea Stenhouse. Caveat lodged 3 Nov 1926.4 
Note*bt 1944 - 1950 Mary Ann Lindsay Bowie Miss BOWIE cared for Annie STENHOUSE at Pen Bryn after Dora STENHOUSE's death. Miss Annie was an invalid confined to bed, suffering from a weak heart.5,6 
Land-Note*8 Feb 1945 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 1.2): Annie Stenhouse of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster is now the proprietor.7 
Death*7 Jun 1950 Eaglemont, VIC, Australia, #D6010 (Age 70) - as STENHOUSE.8 
Death-Notice*9 Jun 1950STENHOUSE.-On - June 7 (suddenly), at Eaglemont, Annie Stenhouse, of Penbryn, Upper Beaconsfield, loving sister of Dora (deceased).
STENHOUSE.-The Funeral of the late Miss ANNIE STENHOUSE, of Penbryn, Upper Beaconsfield, will leave Taylor's chapel, 81 Heidelberg road, Ivanhoe. THIS DAY (Friday), at 2.45 p.m., for the Berwick Cemetery, arriving at cemetery at 4 p.m.9 
Land-Note*17 Oct 1950 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 1.2): Annie Stenhouse died on 7th June 1950. Probate of her will has been granted to Robert Murray Cowan of 5 Lorraine Street Hampton Clerk and Lindsay Bowie of 98 Ford Street Ivanhoe Spinster.10 
Land-UBeac*11 Mar 1954 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 1.2). Transfer from Annie Stenhouse to Alan Henry Hamilton Frank Maxwell Hamilton.11 
Village Bell*Jun 1985The article reads: Mr. Ken Hudson recalls that the Stenhouse sisters at the P.O., and particularly Miss Dora, played a great part in organising Brigade actions. Knowing the district intimately, she could act on her own initiative in helping to organise operations and the movement of firemen. She passed on weather reports and wind changes, received on the radio, and also informed those whose properties appeared to be in danger, calming them if she detected signs of panic. The sisters took part in other village activities. They were musically talented, and Miss Annie was the organist for Congregational services in the Hall. They were also to the fore in support of wartime charitable work.12 

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 9 months
Member(s) of Household: Moncrieff Beith Mary Stenhouse13
5 Apr 1891Myrtle Park Scots Craig, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Stenhouse;
Age 12
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Moncrieff Beith14
31 Mar 1901Dairsie, Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland(Head of Household) Moncrieff Stenhouse;
Age 20
Member(s) of Household: Mary Stenhouse, James Moncrieff Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse15
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher of music. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Janet Gillies Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.16
bt 1916 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: music teacher. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Archibald Fortune Stenhouse, Dorothea Stenhouse, Mary Stenhouse.17,18,19,20
bt 1928 - 1934"Scotscraig", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: storekeeper. With Moncrieff Stenhouse and Dorothea Stenhouse Mary Stenhouse.21,22,23

Grave

  • Plot 5-514-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia24

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Jan 1919, FERNACRE, Upper Beaconsfield. - Superior Accommodation visitors, fern gully; hot baths; tariff moderate. The Misses Stenhouse.25
  • 19 May 1942, GENTLEWOMAN nursing experience, 2 semi-invalids other help, all conveniences every consideration. Stenhouse, Upper Beaconsfield.26
  • 10 Jun 1944, STENHOUSE.-Miss STENHOUSE desires all friends to accept this acknowledgment of her deep APPRECIATION of sympathy extended in her recent bereavement Upper Beaconsfield.27
  • 21 Jun 1950, Obituary. WITH REGRET we learn of the death of the following district identies:
    Mr. James Stapledon, 88, of “Netherby”, St. George’s Rd., Upper Beaconsfield.
    Annie Stenhouse, of “Pen bryn”, Upper Beaconsfield.
    To their families and relatives we extend sincere sympathy in their sorrow.28
  • 30 Aug 1950, Auction Sale of Extra Good Furniture AT UPPER BEACONSFIELD THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st ON PROPERTY OF JUDGE BEVAN (In Estate Late Miss STENHOUSE)
    R. C. KEMP, Licensed Real Estate Agent, of Berwick, will sell, through his Auctioneer, THOS. P. CARROLL, AS ABOVE AT 1 P.M.
    QUALITY HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS
    Carpets, Refrigerator and other Electrical Household Appliances, China, Kitchenware, etc.
    R. C. KEMP Licensed Real Estate Agent, Berwick. Tel.: Berwick 70.29

Citations

  1. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "STENHOUSE ANNIE F 1880 644/12 761 Gorbals."
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Source Citation: Parish: Glasgow Springburn; ED: 47; Page: 7; Line: 24; Roll: CSSCT1901_275.
    Where born:      Glasgow, Lanarkshire
    Registration Number:      644/3
    Address:      43 Findlay Drive, Glasgow Springburn, Registration District: Dennistoun, Lanarkshire
    ED: 47 Household Schedule Number: 30 Line: 24
    Roll:      CSSCT1901_275
    Household Members:      
    William Reid      61
    Joan Reid      52
    Eliza Stanhouse Reid      17
    Margaret Reid      16
    Agnes Stanhouse Reid      16
    Janie Stevenson Reid      11
    Florence Reid      8 - Scholar.
    "
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 788 005.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3673-458 - Annie Stenhouse and Dorothea Stenhouse both of Upper Beaconsfield Spinsters - proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 5814-608A.
  5. [S184] "telephone chat on 25 Apr 2013."
  6. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"heart condition mentioned in local history notes."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5814-608A - Annie Stenhouse of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster is now the proprietor.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "[par given as James STENHOUSE & Moncrieff UNKNOWN]."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jun 1950 p10.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5814-608A - Annie Stenhouse died on 7th June 1950. Probate of her will has been granted to Robert Murray Cowan of 5 Lorraine Street Hampton Clerk and Lindsay Bowie of 98 Ford Street Ivanhoe Spinster.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5814-608A - Alan Henry Hamilton Electrical Engineer and Frank Maxwell Hamilton Orchardist both of Albers Road Upper Beaconsfield - proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 8019-080.
  12. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "044-1985, p5."
  13. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Glasgow Gorbals; ED: 87; Page: 21; Line: 1; Roll: cssct1881_248; Year: 1881."
  14. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Census 1891: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 13; Page: 39; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1891_177; Year: 1891."
  15. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Parish: Cathcart; ED: 10; Page: 3; Line: 8; Roll: CSSCT1901_188."
  16. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  17. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  18. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  19. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  20. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  21. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  22. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  23. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  24. [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.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jan 1919, p14.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 May 1942 p5.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jun 1944 p2.
  28. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 21 Jun 1950, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219302231."
  29. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 30 Aug 1950, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219303599."
Last Edited23 Jun 2018

Charles Philip Russell (P. R.) Hurditch

M, #483, b. Mar 1873, d. Aug 1965
Birth*Mar 1873 Hampstead, London, England, Mar Q [Hampstead] 1a 612 (as Phillip Russell HURDITCH.)1 
Marriage*22 Dec 1910Spouse: Hester Gwladys Bevan. Collins Street Independent Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M9534.2
 
Marriage-Notice*5 Jan 1911HURDITCH - BEVAN. -On the 22nd December at Collins street Independent Church, by Principal Bevan, father of the bride, Hester Gwladys Bevan to Charles Philip Hurditch of London and Beaconsfield. At home at Beaconsfield Upper on Thursday, January 12.3 
(Passenger) Migration/Travel10 Oct 1938 On 10 Oct 1938 Charles Philip Russell (P. R.) Hurditch travelled with Hester Gwladys Hurditch to Sydney, NSW, Australia, sailing on the Travelling on the "Port Wellington" from London to Syndey. Previous address 14 Dawson Place, W2. Age 65 - Retired.4 
Death*Aug 1965 Ivanhoe, VIC, Australia, #D19855 (Age 92) [par Charles Russell HURDITCH & Mava Mantague HOLMES].5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Charles HURDITCH - Minister of Gospel, 164 Alexandra Road, Hampstead, London, EnglandAge 86
31 Mar 1901C Russell HURDITCH, 164 Alexandra Road, Hampstead, London, EnglandAge 28 - Secretary Evangelistic Mission7
1910Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer (as Charles Philip RUSSELL-HURDITCH).8
bt 1912 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Hester Gwladys Hurditch.9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25
bt 1936 - 19543 Kareela Road, Neutral Bay, NSW, AustraliaWith Hester Gwladys Hurditch. With Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan.26

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, CASSIA, POSITION IN ROSE BED, GARDEN 5 BED 6 POSITION 12927

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jul 1914, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — The new road from Officer to Beaconsfield Upper is now well in hand. For about two and a half miles at the Officer end the road has been fully formed, and the upper portion, as far as Flanagan's Track is being rapidly completed by means of a steam plough, worked by a team of horses. Blasting operations at the Beaconsfield end are in full swing all along the granite range.—The Rev Dr and Mrs Adeney have been spending a few days, with Mr and Mrs P. R. Hurditch, at "Pen Bryn," The visitors were much interested in observing the Australian birds, and in watching clearing operations by means of blasting, and the ploughing of virgin soil with a team of 14 oxen.28
  • 10 Jun 1916, KEW INDEPENDENT CHURCH, Walpole Street. SUNDAY-SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.
    Afternoon Service, Mr. C. P. RUSSELL HURDITCH (of Beaconsfield Upper), Scholars' Service, with parents invited.29
  • 3 Aug 1917, Shire of Berwick. Upper Beaconsfield.
    TO MR. C. P. R. HURDITCH. Dear Sir, - We, the undersigned, being ratepayers of the Beaconsfield Riding of the Berwick Shire, present this Petition and request that you will allow yourself to be nominated as a Candidate to contest the seat which becomes vacant owing to the retire ment of Cr Martin by effluxion of time on August 23. We pledge our selves to vote and do all in our power to secure your return.
    W. Harvey Smith, J. P.
    James Hopkins
    Sydney Casey
    Jeanie Corder
    Mary Corder
    William H. Wilson
    H. Glisman
    R.F. Frances
    W. Elliott Drake, M.D.
    W. F. Robinson
    Helen Goff
    Llewelyn D. Bevan, D.D.
    Samuel Neville.
    C. P. R. Hurditch has decided to contest this seat.30
  • 3 Aug 1917, With the approach of election day, matters are beginning to take shape. Mr P. C. R. Hurditch, who is opposing the retiring member (Cr Geo. W. Martin) is, I am informed, meeting with encouragement. It is so many years since Cr Martin has had opposition, that the position to him must be a novel one. However, as I am one of those who believe in opposition, I hope the ratepayers will take a keen interest in the contest, and may the best man win.30
  • 17 Aug 1917, BEACONSFIELD RIDING. VOTE FOR P. R. Hurditch, who was nominated by W. J. Harvey Smith W. H. Wilson James Hopkins A. V. Kirkwood Dr W. E. Drake S. Neville H. Glismann F. D. Love G. F. Tivendale F. W. Dineley P. V. Lockey J. A. Smith And who will have the support of all Progressive Ratepayers.31
  • 23 Aug 1917, Berwick Shire Elections. On Thursday night last Mr C. P. R. Hurditch, who is standing for the seat vacated by Mr Martin, addressed the ratepayers in the hall, Upper Beaconsfield. Mr James Anderson occupied the chair. Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., and Mr James Hopkins, postmaster, Upper Beaconsfield, spoke highly of the candidate, and his fitness for the seat at the council, which they trusted would be effected on the polling day. Mr Hurditch, who referred to the need of a councillor, being resident in the district, which he sought to represent, gave as his experience, that on his tour in this election cam paign, he found that one thing might be said in proof of local residence, viz., "that you were always sure to have a good road leading at least to the home of the councillor. Confidence was seemingly held by those assembled, that Mr Hurditch, would head the poll, although it might not be "just a walk over." Mr G. W. Martin, the retiring councillor, addressed; the ratepayers in the Upper Beaconsfield Hall on Monday evening. Mr Percy Ander son presided and in asking Mr Martin to give some account of his steward ship during his past term of office, he thought the ratepayers would con tinue to support him in the coming contest on Thursday, and he trusted that Mr Martin would again be re turned. Mr Martin in the course of his remarks, referred to great improvements that had been made on the roads within the last few years and but for the great war crisis further work would have been done. Those assembled seemed to be pleased with Mr Martin's work in the past and they trusted that the result of the ballot on Thursday, would reinstal him as the district's representative. A deal of questioning proceeded after the address, and it was near midnight when the pro ceedings closed.32
  • 31 Aug 1917, Municipal Notes. Following are the official figures in connection with the elections held last week: BEACONSFIELD RIDING. Geo. W. Martin .. .. 178 C. P. R. Hurditch .. 110. Majority for Martin 6833
  • 30 Oct 1917, SHEEP DOG WANTED, broken in for all work. P. R. Hurditch, Beaconsfield Upper.34
  • 24 Jan 1922, HOLIDAY RESORTS. Beaconsfield Upper.
    The annual shearing picnic was held on January 18 at Gwen Bryn, Mr. C. P. Hurditch's-estate, to which a party of about 50 visitors and friends was invited; Shearing operations were performed by Mr. Love, in the presence of interested spectators. An unrehearsed incident occurred through the breaking away of four of the sheep. Chasing them on ponies afforded excitement for the young riders, as well as to the adults of the party. After luncheon on the lawn there were pony races for the young people. Salisbury has a good number of guests, who have been playing croquet and tennis from early morning until they were unable to see the balls. A large number of visitors is expected next week.35
  • 7 Jan 1925, Without doubt tennis has come to stay in Beaconsfield, and with perfect weather, the public courts have been a centre of interest for visitors every day. In a tournament on Saturday, visitors, Mr Smith und his daughter Miss Smith, Mr C Davey, and Miss Elder, contested in the finals, the former being the winners. At 4 o'clock Mr O'Hara Wood and Mrs McBride, Mr P R Hurditch and Mrs O'Hara Wood played an exhibition match, and onlookers saw a series of fine games. O'Hara Wood and Mrs McBride, 6-4; Hurditch and Mrs O'Hara Wood 8-6, Hurditch and Mrs O'Hara Wood, 6-3. Much interest was evinced in progress reports of the Test match, a wireless set having been installed at the court by Mr Walker.36
  • 6 Jun 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At a meeting it was resolved to form the Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association. Officers elected were: - President, Councillor Bevan; Secretary, Mr. C Colles; treasurer, Mr. N. Nathan: correspondent, Mr. P. Hurditch.37
  • 5 Mar 1934, At the annual meeting of the local tennis club the following officers were elected -President Judge Bevan: vice-presidents, Messrs Hurditch and T Greenwood; secretary, Miss R L Blaikie; treasurer, Mrs Knapton; captain, Mr Hurditch; vice-captain, Mr M Griffin.38
  • 19 Nov 1938, Finished Holiday Fitting Gas Masks
    Mr and Mrs C. P. R. Hurditch, of Sydney, who reached Melbourne in the Port Wellington today, finished a six months' holiday in England as volunteers fitting gas masks in London slums.
    Many Australians visiting London at the height of the crisis volunteered for air raid precautions work, Mr Hurditch said. He offered for any duty, was told he was too old to dig trenches, but was enrolled for service as a special policeman or a fireman in event of war.
    Mrs Hurditch and he spent two days fitting gas masks before the tension over Czechoslovakia eased.
    For 26 years Mr Hurditch was a farmer at Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria. He went to live in Sydney four years ago. Mrs Hurditch is a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. L. Bevan, of Collins Street, Independent Church.39

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M9534."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jan 1911, p1.
  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. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 172; Folio: 72; Page: 45; GSU roll: 1341037."
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1901 census with parents and aunt.
  8. [S110] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1910.
  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. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  18. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  19. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  20. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  21. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  22. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  23. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  24. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  25. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  26. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  27. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    CASSIA, POSITION IN ROSE BED, GARDEN 5 BED 6 POSITION 129.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 9 Jul 1914, p12.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jun 1916 p13.
  30. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "3 Aug 1917, p2."
  31. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "17 Aug 1917, p2."
  32. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "23 Aug 1917, p3."
  33. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "31 Aug 1917, p2."
  34. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Oct 1917 p2.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jan 1922, p10.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1925, p9.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Jun 1927, p12.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1934, p3.
  39. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Sat 19 Nov 1938, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243263181
Last Edited15 Mar 2018

Hester Gwladys Bevan

F, #484, b. 1870, d. 18 Jan 1968
Hester Gwladys BEVAN
(1870-1968)
Father*Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan b. 11 Sep 1842, d. 19 Jul 1918
Mother*Louisa Jane Willett b. 15 Apr 1844, d. 12 Sep 1933
Married NameHurditch. 
Birth*1870 New York, USA, possibly born later - in c1878 according to US 1880 census.1,2 
(Member of Household) Census3 Jun 1880(Head of Household) Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan; 14 East 37th Street, New York, USA.
Age 23
(Migrant) Migration/Travel6 Nov 1886 Sailing with Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan, Louisa Jane Willett, Rev Hopkin Llewelyn Willett Bevan, Judge David John Davies Bevan, Louis Rhys Oxley Bevan, Penry Vaughan Bevan, Muriel Eliza Marian Bevan, Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Valetta. They travelled with a maid, aged 30.
Age 15.4,5 
Marriage*22 Dec 1910Spouse: Charles Philip Russell (P. R.) Hurditch. Collins Street Independent Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M9534.6
 
Marriage-Notice*5 Jan 1911HURDITCH - BEVAN. -On the 22nd December at Collins street Independent Church, by Principal Bevan, father of the bride, Hester Gwladys Bevan to Charles Philip Hurditch of London and Beaconsfield. At home at Beaconsfield Upper on Thursday, January 12.7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Oct 1913 GEM-C-15.16.17.17A.20. Transfer from Thomas Clement Fisher to Louisa Jane Bevan Hester Gwladys Hurditch.8 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Oct 1913 GEM-C-19. Transfer from Grace Matilda Fisher to Louisa Jane Bevan Hester Gwladys Hurditch.9 
Land-Note*24 Feb 1919 GEM-C-15.16.17.17A.19.20: 118a 3r 27p - Hester Gwladys Hurditch is now the proprietor.10 
(Passenger) Migration/Travel10 Oct 1938 On 10 Oct 1938 Hester Gwladys Hurditch travelled with Charles Philip Russell (P. R.) Hurditch to Sydney, NSW, Australia, sailing on the Travelling on the "Port Wellington" from London to Syndey. Previous address 14 Dawson Place, W2. Age 60 - Domestic Duties.11 
WidowAug 1965Hester Gwladys Bevan became a widow upon the death of her husband Charles Philip Russell (P. R.) Hurditch.12 
Death*18 Jan 1968 Ivanhoe, VIC, Australia, #D3096 (Age 99) [par Rev Dr Llewellyn BEVAN & Louisa Jane WILLETT].12 
Probate (Will)* Hester Gladys Hurditch. Widow. Ivanhoe. 18 Jan 1968. 670/741.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903246 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan and Louisa Jane Bevan and Judge David John Davies Bevan Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan.14
1909366 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan and Louisa Jane Bevan and Judge David John Davies Bevan.15
bt 1912 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as RUSSELL-HURDITCH). With Charles Philip Russell (P. R.) Hurditch.16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32
bt 1936 - 19543 Kareela Road, Neutral Bay, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Philip Russell (P. R.) Hurditch. With Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan.15

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, Remains collected33

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Jul 1918, OBITUARY. The Rev. Dr. Bevan. Regret will be occasioned throughout the Commonwealth by the announcement of the death in Adelaide on Friday night, of the Rev. Dr. Llewellyn Bevan. For 23 years he was pastor of the Collins street Congregational Church, and won in Melbourne general regard. Of venerable appearance, few men were better known as they passed in the city streets. His ministry, of which he celebrated the jubilee in 1915, was marked by vigour and much capacity as a preacher and administrator. During the past year he had been in failing health, and his death was not unexpected.
    The Rev. Dr. Bevan was born in 1842 at Llanelly, in Wales. The family was able to trace a connection with Lewis Rees, a well-known Congregational preacher of the 17th century. Dr. Bevan received his education first at a prepatory school in his native town and later at the University College School (London), New College (London), where he prepared for the ministry and University College, and finally he graduated B. A. and LL.B., London University, the latter with first-class honours.
    He was an exhibitioner in English and English Literature, and a Scholar with several prizes. In 1865 he became assistant miniter to Dr. Thomas Binney at King's Weigh House and later co-pastor, and in 1869 sole pastor. In 1906 Dr. Bevan spent the 40th anniversary of his ordination in London, and conducted a service in the new church that had replaced the historic Weigh House church. From 1860 to 1876 he was pastor of the famous Tottenham Court road Chapel. During this time he was professor of English at New College, and succeeded Huxley as a member of the London School Board, and had many other notable activities. In 1874 he visited America, and preached for two months at the Central Church, Brooklyn. From 1876 to 1882 he was minister of the Brick Presbyterian Church, New York, and in 1880 was moderator of the New York Presbytery and was created an honorary D.D. of Princetown University. He returned to London in 1882, and for three years was pastor of Highbury Quadrant. He declined to enter public life, though two Liberal seats were offered to him, including that of his native town, considering his first work that of a Christian minister. In 1886 he accepted the fourth call received from the Collins street Independent Church. In Melbourne he was identified with numerous philanthropic and public movements, including the Federation campaign, in which he spoke vigorously on many platforms. His ministry was most successful. He travelled through Australia on preaching and lecturing tours. He was chairman of the jury on education at the Melbourne International Exhibition. In 1909 he voluntarily resigned the pastorate, feeling that he had finished his work in this city, and the call was to a younger man. He became first principal of Parkin in Congregational College, Adelaide.
    In the pulpit he was a striking figure, and spoke with earnestness, clarity, and, on occasions, force in a mellifluous voice that was no less impressive from the platform. He was regarded as of "the old school," and the prominence and character of each of his four sons is a tribute to the influence of the father. Each of the sons was a Melbourne Grammarian.
    The eldest, the Rev. H. L. Willett, graduated M.A.at Melbourne University, and is now pastor of the Kilkenny Congregational Church, Adelaide. David D. J. graduated M.A. and LL.B., and became in 1912 the first judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. Louis R. O. having taken his M.A.degree at Melbourne, and LL.B. at Cambridge, with a first-class in Law Tripos, became a barrister of Gray's Inn, and is now professor of international law at Pekin University. P. Vaughan, M.A. and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, became professor of physical science at Royal Hollloway College, Egham, England, and died in 1913. The daughters are Mrs. Edward Walker, Camberwell; Mrs. Russell Hurditch, Upper Beaconsfield; and Dr. Sybil Bevan, attached to the Education department of New South Wales. At the Collins street Independent Church yesterday regretful reference to the depth of Dr. Bevan was made by the Rev. J. E. James, and the "Dead March in Saul" was played by the veteran church organist, Mr. G. Peake. A memorial service will be conducted in the church next Sunday.
    The funeral will take place in Adelaide to-day. The Collins street congregation will be represented by a former member, Mr. Howard Burgess.34
  • 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.35
  • 17 Jan 1929, C.W.A. of Victoria. WHEN it is taken into consideration that the Country Women's Association of Victoria has only been in existence a little over 15 months, the headway that has been made seems nothing short of wonderful. It was Lady Somers who first suggested its establishment at a meeting called by Colonel Merritt during the Royal Show of 1928. For several months following this suggestion events necessarily moved slowly, for the idea had to be discussed, the opinion of country women had to be taken, and then a good deal of organisation had to be accomplished. But, at the outset, the association had the influence and ability of Lady Mitchell at the back of it, and there is no doubt that it was through her powers of organisa tion that the movement was so promptly put on a solid foundation. To-day there are thriving branches in many of the important country centres—18 branches and a mermbership of 1268—this extension is proof posi tive that the association was needed, for wherever branches have been formed they have been greeted with enthusiasm; some have been marvel lously successful from their very first meeting. The work that the associa tion has done, and proposes to do, can best be appreciated by finding out What each branch has done to date. TAKING a glance through the activities of the branches, we find that instructive lectures have been given on gardening, cookery, rug work, rug making, raffia, fruit preserving, cake decorating, &c. at the Beaconsfield branch, of which Mrs. Hurditch is president. The members have also en joyed lantern lectures by the Forestry Department on Australian timber. Market stalls and a cookery recipes exchange are also important features. ... Flinders branch is well established, for until October last it was a Women's Institute. It was the second to be formed, and it attained the most re markable success. This branch is ex tremely fortunate in its president, Mrs. Larking, who, two years ago, vis ited America, and there made a close study of the Women's Institute move ment. She returned to Victoria, inspired to do something to develop the idea, in Australia, and she found Miss Elsa Grice equally enthusiastic, and was convinced that the time had come to make a definite move. (extract)36
  • 19 Nov 1938, Finished Holiday Fitting Gas Masks
    Mr and Mrs C. P. R. Hurditch, of Sydney, who reached Melbourne in the Port Wellington today, finished a six months' holiday in England as volunteers fitting gas masks in London slums.
    Many Australians visiting London at the height of the crisis volunteered for air raid precautions work, Mr Hurditch said. He offered for any duty, was told he was too old to dig trenches, but was enrolled for service as a special policeman or a fireman in event of war.
    Mrs Hurditch and he spent two days fitting gas masks before the tension over Czechoslovakia eased.
    For 26 years Mr Hurditch was a farmer at Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria. He went to live in Sydney four years ago. Mrs Hurditch is a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. L. Bevan, of Collins Street, Independent Church.37

Citations

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    states that she was 2 years old in 1880, and born in New York.
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  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1213-426 - Thomas Clement Fisher to Louisa Jane Bevan of Parkin College Adelaide South Australia, Married Woman, and Hester Gwladys Hurditch of Upper Beaconsfield, Married Woman as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 3736-059 (consolidated).
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1860-846 - Grace Matilda Fisher to Louisa Jane Bevan of Parkin College Adelaide South Australia, Married Woman, and Hester Gwladys Hurditch of Upper Beaconsfield, Married Woman as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 3736-059 (consolidated).
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    Cremated at Springvale - remains collected.
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243263181
Last Edited15 Mar 2018

Joseph Martin Reed

M, #485, b. 10 Apr 1857, d. 27 Jun 1932
Joseph Martin REED
(1857-1932)
Father*Joseph Reed b. 1825, d. 3 Nov 1897
Mother*Frances Maria Martin b. 1826, d. 3 Dec 1919
Birth*10 Apr 1857 Creswick, VIC, Australia, #B6175.1,2 
Marriage*25 Jul 1888Spouse: Louisa Wood. Wesleyan Church, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4924.3
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Aug 1888REED—WOOD.—On the 25th ult., at Wesleyan Church, North Melbourne, by the Rev. W. Brown, Joseph Martin, eldest son of Joseph Reed, Creswick, to Louie, youngest daughter of Margaret and the late Joseph Wood, Parkville, formerly of Walham Green, London.4 
Land-UBeac*11 Nov 1918 PAK-124. Transfer from William Alexander Watt to Joseph Martin Reed. 17a 1r 16p.5 
Residence*22 Jan 1920 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Surveyor. Owns 17 acres with 8 roomed house "Calembeen."6 
Death*27 Jun 1932 Korumburra, VIC, Australia, #D6115 age 75 [son of Joseph REED & Frances Maria MARTIN].7 
Death-Notice*28 Jun 1932REED-On the 27th June, at Korumburra Joseph Martin Reed, dearly loved husband of Louie, and father of Stanley, Doris, and Howard, aged 75 years.
REED.-The Friends of the late JOSEPH MARTIN REED are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery. The funeral will leave Pen Bryn, Upper Beaconsfield, Tomorrow (Wednesday, 29th June), at 2.15 p.m., arriving at the Berwick Cemetery at 2.45 p.m. A short service will be held at the Methodist Church.8 
Death-Notice29 Jun 1932REED.-On the 27th June, at Korumburra, Joseph Martin Reed, loved brother of Frances M. M., Samuel J., and Rev. Thomas B.
REED -The Friends of Mr JOSEPH MARTIN REED are informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery.
The funeral will leave the residence of his son-in-law, Pen Bryn, Beaconsfield Upper, THIS DAY (Wednesday 29th June) at a quarter past 2 o'clock arriving at the cemetery at a quarter to 3 o'clock.
B. MATTHEWS PTY LTD. Funeral Directors 102 Toorak road South Yarra and Korumburra.
REED - The Friends of the late JOSEPH MARTIN REID are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery.
The funeral will leave Pen Bryn Upper Beaconsfield, THIS DAY (Wednesday June 29), at 2.15 p.m. arriving at the Berwick Cemetery at 2.45 p.m. A short service will be held at the Methodist Church Korumburra at 10 a.m.9 
Land-Note*18 Aug 1932 Joseph Martin Reed died on 27th June 1932. Probate of his will has been granted to Louisa Reed Widow and Joseph Stanley Reed Medical Practitioner both of Korumburra.10 
Land-UBeac*5 Apr 1938 PAK-124. Transfer from Joseph Martin Reed to Amy Jane Baxter. 17a 1r 16p (Caveat lodged 11 Oct 1929.)11 
Village Bell*Mar 1982The article reads: J. M. REED.......A DISTINGUISHED RESIDENT
Following up a thought expressed by Mr. Ken Hudson of Reed Avenue, (off A'Beckett Rd), we have set down as much information as we can collect about the late J. M. Reed, whose distinction lay not only in his services to Victoria, but also to the community of Upper Beaconsfield.
From a letter dated 1971 written by his daughter, Mrs Bevan, it appears that J. M. Reed's grandfather came to Australia from South America, and his grandmother from Cornwall. The family settled at Creswick and on the way there they were attacked by bushrangers.
Their son Joseph was appointed Town Clerk of Creswick in 1863. Joseph's wife, born in 1826, lived to her late eighties. Their Creswick home was the scene of much social life. They had four sons and a daughter, all educated at Creswick Grammar School. The daughter, Fanny, was much younger than her brothers and lived to be about 90. One son was a Methodist Minister, another a Public Servant, and. J. M. Reed took up surveying. In 1888 he married a Miss Wood who had come from England at the age of 20. They lived in various Melbourne suburbs, their children being born at Elm Grove, Armadale.
In the course of his profession J. M. Reed became Surveyor General for the State of Victoria, and later Secretary for Lands. In that capacity he appears in a photograph reproduced in the book "Early Days of Berwick", p.105, showing a Parliamentary party in the 1890's on an inspection prior to construction of the narrow gauge railway to Gembrook. Mrs Kath Roberts of Beaconsfield has other family photos.
J. M. Reed's Upper Beaconsfield house was "Calembeen" (Konecny's) in A'Beckett Rd. He is remembered for the interest he took in community life, where his practical knowledge was invaluable. One of the second generation of Trustees of the Hall, he was probably the one responsible for detecting and correcting a flaw in the Trust Deed, it would have made the sole surviving Trustee the virtual owner of the property.
Though a Methodist, he joined the Congregational Church in the Village, of which Rev. James Wilson was the Minister. At the Church's annual meeting it was revealed that the Minister's salary was a pittance which he eked out by running a private school at his house, "Casely". Mr Ken Hudson was a scholar there. In Mr. Reed's view the Minister should be paid a living wage, but he was told that the amount depended on the weekly church collections. He proposed a fete to augment the amount. It was held in the Hall in September when there were many visitors in the district. It raised £160 ($320) and became an annual event.
Mr.Reed was an untiring worker for the Hall during his residence here, and was responsible for the installation of a septic system at the Hall to enable the provision of an indoor cloakroom for the ladies. His name appears in the list of members of the Recreation Ground Association in the 1920's and 1930's, but the Recreation Reserve Minute Book does not name him as a committee member, or record any activity on his part.
His daughter Dorothy married Judge Bevan of "Pen Bryn" (Ballantyne's) in Salisbury Rd. Mr. and Mrs. Reed spent their latter years with their son Stanley, a Doctor at Korumburra. On the death of Judge Bevan and the retirement of the Doctor, the latter joined his sister in a house in Corringham Rd. On his death she moved to Gloucester Ave, Berwick.
Asked by the Shire Council to suggest a name for the road on which they live, Mr. and Mrs. Hudson proposed "Reed Avenue" in memory of J. M. Reed's good work for the community.
The foregoing information was provided by Mrs. Kath Roberts and Mr. Ken Hudson. Can any reader add to it please?12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: surveyor. With Louisa Reed.13,14,15,16,17,18

Grave

  • Plot 2-001-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia19

Family

Louisa Wood b. Jun 1860, d. 7 Nov 1941
Children 1.Joseph Stanley Reed b. 14 Feb 1890, d. 10 Feb 1968
 2.Doris Louise Reed+ b. 1893, d. Nov 1972

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jul 1918, Mr. J. M. Reed, secretary for Lands, retires to-day after 43 years in the State public service. Tomorrow he will be entertained at lunch by the Minister for Lands (Mr. Clarke), and amongst those to be present will be the Premier (Mr. Lawson) and the Minister for Education and Forests (Mr. Hutchinson). Mr. Reed intends to reside at Beaconsfield. He has been granted six months' leave of absence on full pay. Mr. W. Mciver (chairman of the Closer Settlement Board) will be the administrative head of the Lands department.20
  • 20 Jul 1918, With the retirement last week of Mr. J. M. Reed, Secretary of Lands, the State public service loses one of its oldest and most valued officers. Mr. Reed has completed over 43 years of service, and he leaves behind him a record of which any officer might be proud. The outstanding characteristic of the departing officer from the time he entered the service as a junior draftsman, through successive stages of promotion, and while occupying for four years the highest post in the department, was his absolute devotion to duty. Mr. Reed was not content merely to fulfil those duties which were officially expected of him. Much of his own time was sacrificed, while Surveyor-General and during recent years, to movements having for their object the beautification of the State, particularly tourist resorts. His services in this connection are not to be entirely lost for a while, as he has consented, at the request
    of the Minister of Lands, to retain the chairmanship of the tourist committee.
    Some years ago Mr. Reed's services to the State were recognised in the bestowal of the Imperial Service Order. Mr. Reed is to live in retirement at Beaconsfield.21
  • 23 Apr 1928, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. A large gathering of residents of the district met on Saturday night to bid farewell to Mr J M Reed and Mrs Reed, who are leaving the district to live with their son, Dr. Stanley Reed, at Korumburra. Mr. Reed has lived in this dis trict for nearly 10 years, making his home here on retiring from the Victorian public service. Though retired from active work in the service, he has continued his interest in many matters connected with tourist activities in the State, and his knowledge and experience have been of considerable benefit to the district. The farewell took the form of a social: Mr. Reed was presented with a fine writing desk. Mrs. Reed was entertained by the Misses Corder at a croquet afternoon, and was presented with a bag from the members of the croquet club, of which she had been the president. Mr. Reed resigned as treasurer of the Congregational Church, and his place has been filled by Mr. A. Cornwell.22
  • 30 Apr 1928, At a public meeting Mr C R Walker was unanimously nominated to fill the vacancy on the Hall Trust caused by the departure of Mr. J. M. Reed to live at Korumburra.23
  • 28 Jun 1932, OBITUARY. Friends of Mr. J. M. Reed, former secretary for Lands, will regret to learn of his death yesterday at Korumburra at the residence of his son, Dr. Stanley Reed, where he had been receiving treatment for a long illness. For 56 years in the public service of Victoria, Mr. Reed gave valuable service. He was born at Creswick on April 10, 1857, and was the eldest surviving son of the late Mr. J. Reed, former town clerk of Creswick. He was a pupil teacher at the Creswick school before becoming surveyor and draughtsman in the Lands department. He was appointed Surveyor-General in August, 1899, and secretary for Lands in 1914. He retired in 1918. He was chairman of the tourist resorts committee from 1911 to 1931, and member of the Lands Purchase and Management Board in 1906. He leaves a widow and two sons, Dr. Reed (Korrumburra) and Mr. H. Reed (Tatura), and one daughter, Mrs. David Bevan, of Beaconsfied Upper. The funeral will leave the home of Judge Bevan, at Beaconsfield Upper, at quarter past 2 o'clock tomorrow for the Berwick Cemetery.24

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Betschel Family Tree Owner: Elizabeth Betschel.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M4924."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Aug 1888, p1.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3368-581 - Joseph Martin Reed of "Calembeen" Upper Beaconsfield Surveyor.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Archibald Stenhouse Probate 168/891.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Jun 1932 p1.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jun 1932 p1.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3368-581 - Joseph Martin Reed died on 27th June 1932. Probate of his will has been granted to Louisa Reed Widow and Joseph Stanley Reed Medical Practitioner both of Korumburra.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3368-581 - Amy Jane Baxter of 487 Hawthorn Road Caulfield South Widow.
  12. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 23, Mar 1982, p5, by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan."
  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. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    2-001-A     Reid          M          1/06/1932     867
    2-001-A     Reed     Francis Maria Martin F 92     7/09/1965     1523
    2-001-B     Reed     Louisa     F          8/11/1941     1091.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Jul 1918 p4.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Sat 20 Jul 1918, p44
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89070356
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Apr 1928 p10.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 April 1928, p10.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 June 1932 p6.
Last Edited22 Jun 2018

Louisa Wood

F, #486, b. Jun 1860, d. 7 Nov 1941
Louisa REED (nee WOOD)
(1860-1941)
Married NameReed. 
Birth*Jun 1860 St Giles, London, England, Jun Q [St Giles] 1b 367.1 
Marriage*25 Jul 1888Spouse: Joseph Martin Reed. Wesleyan Church, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4924.2
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Aug 1888REED—WOOD.—On the 25th ult., at Wesleyan Church, North Melbourne, by the Rev. W. Brown, Joseph Martin, eldest son of Joseph Reed, Creswick, to Louie, youngest daughter of Margaret and the late Joseph Wood, Parkville, formerly of Walham Green, London.3 
Widow27 Jun 1932Louisa Wood became a widow upon the death of her husband Joseph Martin Reed.4 
Death*7 Nov 1941 Korumburra, VIC, Australia, #D21652 age 82 [dau of Joseph WOOD & Margaret VASEY].4 
Death-Notice*8 Nov 1941REED. On November 7, at Korumburra, Louisa, widow of the late Joseph M. Reed, and loved mother of Stanley, Doris and Howard.
REED. - The Friends of the late Mrs LOUISA REED are informed that her funeral will arrive at the Berwick Cemetery at 4.15 pm THIS DAY (Saturday November 8). A short service will be held at the Korumburra Methodist Church at 1.30 pm.
B MATTHEWS PTY LTD Funeral Directors, Korumburra. Phone 12.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation. With Joseph Martin Reed.6,7,8,9,10,11

Grave

  • Plot 2-001-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia12

Family

Joseph Martin Reed b. 10 Apr 1857, d. 27 Jun 1932
Children 1.Joseph Stanley Reed b. 14 Feb 1890, d. 10 Feb 1968
 2.Doris Louise Reed+ b. 1893, d. Nov 1972

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Jun 1926, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At the annual meeting of the Upper Beaconsfield Croquet Club officers elected were:-President, Mrs. J. M. Reed; vice-presidents, Misses J. Corder, P. Corder, and Miss Blaikie; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Harvey Smith; committee, Mesdames Cornwell und Crowther and Misses McLean and Campbell.13
  • 23 Apr 1928, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. A large gathering of residents of the district met on Saturday night to bid farewell to Mr J M Reed and Mrs Reed, who are leaving the district to live with their son, Dr. Stanley Reed, at Korumburra. Mr. Reed has lived in this dis trict for nearly 10 years, making his home here on retiring from the Victorian public service. Though retired from active work in the service, he has continued his interest in many matters connected with tourist activities in the State, and his knowledge and experience have been of considerable benefit to the district. The farewell took the form of a social: Mr. Reed was presented with a fine writing desk. Mrs. Reed was entertained by the Misses Corder at a croquet afternoon, and was presented with a bag from the members of the croquet club, of which she had been the president. Mr. Reed resigned as treasurer of the Congregational Church, and his place has been filled by Mr. A. Cornwell.14

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M4924."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Aug 1888, p1.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Nov 1941 p4.
  6. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  7. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  8. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  9. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  10. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  11. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  12. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    2-001-A     Reid          M          1/06/1932     867
    2-001-A     Reed     Francis Maria Martin F 92     7/09/1965     1523
    2-001-B     Reed     Louisa     F          8/11/1941     1091.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Jun 1926 p15.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Apr 1928 p10.
Last Edited17 Dec 2015

Joseph Stanley Reed

M, #487, b. 14 Feb 1890, d. 10 Feb 1968
Joseph Stanley REED
(1890-1968)
Father*Joseph Martin Reed b. 10 Apr 1857, d. 27 Jun 1932
Mother*Louisa Wood b. Jun 1860, d. 7 Nov 1941
Probate (Will)* Joseph Stanley Reed. Medical Practitioner. Beaconsfield Upper. 10 Feb 1968. 668/667.1 
Occupation* GP in Korumburra. 
Note* Doris Louise Reed Doris moved to a house in Corringham Road after husband's death, and her brother moved in with her. A developer had built them a house there, after Doris sold him land there.2 
Birth*14 Feb 1890 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B9129.3 
Military*28 Jul 1916Enlisted for military service: Captain Medical Officers - promoted to Major. Invalided out of army in 1919.4 
Residence*c 1941 Came to live at Pen Bryn.5 
Land-Note*11 Nov 1965 GEM-D-1A l/p 50272 (Lot 15), 8 Corringham Road: It appears that the boundary between Lot 15 and Lot 16 was changed and these two lots were then part of l/p 66478, subdivided into Lots One (= 8 Corringham Road C/T 8608-279) and two (= 6 Corringham Road C/T 8278-375.)6 
Death*10 Feb 1968 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D3165 (Age 77.)7 
Land-Note19 Jun 1968 GEM-D-1A l/p 50272 (Lot 15) now l/p 66478 (Lot 1), 8 Corringham Road: Doris Louise Bevan is now the surviving proprietor.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: medical practitioner.9

Grave

  • Springvale Crematorium, Springvale, VIC, Australia10

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 4348; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 740.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B9129."
  4. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, Date of birth: 14 February 1890; Religion: Methodist
    Occupation: Medical practitioner; Address: Malvern, Victoria, Single
    Age at embarkation 26; Next of kin: Father, J M Reed, 'Calembeen', Wattletree Road, Malvern, Victoria
    Rank on enlistment     Captain Medical Officers
    Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
    Rank from Nominal Roll: Major; AIF Headquarters
    Promotions: Captain Unit: MED - Promotion date: 26 February 1916
    Recommendations (Medals and Awards) - Military Cross - Recommendation date: 29 December 1918
    Mention in Despatches No details - Recommendation date: 24 January 1919.
  5. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Doreen GOTTSCHALK."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), It appears that the boundary between Lot 15 and Lot 16 was changed and these two lots were then part of l/p 66478, subdivided into Lots One (= 8 Corringham Road C/T 8608-279) and two (= 6 Corringham Road C/T 8278-375). Lot 16 came directly from the parent title C/T 8157-097 and was sold 4 Jun 1968.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8278-375 - Doris Louise Bevan is now the surviving proprietor.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Cremated at Springvale - remains scattered.
Last Edited18 Sep 2016

Doris Louise Reed

F, #488, b. 1893, d. Nov 1972
Doris Louise BEVAN (nee REED)
(1893-1972)
Father*Joseph Martin Reed b. 10 Apr 1857, d. 27 Jun 1932
Mother*Louisa Wood b. Jun 1860, d. 7 Nov 1941
Probate (Will)* Doris Louise Bevan. Widow. Berwick. 01 Nov 1972. 751/771.1 
Married NameBevan. 
Note* Joseph Stanley Reed Doris moved to a house in Corringham Road after husband's death, and her brother moved in with her. A developer had built them a house there, after Doris sold him land there.2 
Birth*1893 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B255.3 
Marriage*24 May 1924Spouse: Judge David John Davies Bevan. VIC, Australia, #M6236.4
 
Widow2 Oct 1954Doris Louise Reed became a widow upon the death of her husband Judge David John Davies Bevan.5,6 
Land-UBeac*21 Mar 1958 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1 part). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to Doris Louise Bevan. L/p 41191 - balance - Lot 1 (Pen Bryn) and Lot 2 along Corringham Road.7 
Land-UBeac3 Feb 1961 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1 part). Transfer from Doris Louise Bevan to Doris Ellen Halligan. L/p 41191 - Lot 1 6a 2r 17 5/10p.8 
Land-Note*11 Nov 1965 GEM-D-1A l/p 50272 (Lot 15), 8 Corringham Road: It appears that the boundary between Lot 15 and Lot 16 was changed and these two lots were then part of l/p 66478, subdivided into Lots One (= 8 Corringham Road C/T 8608-279) and two (= 6 Corringham Road C/T 8278-375.)9 
Residence*a 1968 Flat 3, 34 Gloucester Avenue, Berwick, VIC, Australia, moved to Berwick after her brother's death.10 
Land-Note19 Jun 1968 GEM-D-1A l/p 50272 (Lot 15) now l/p 66478 (Lot 1), 8 Corringham Road: Doris Louise Bevan is now the surviving proprietor.11 
Land-UBeac*11 Dec 1968 GEM-D-1A l/p 66478 (Lot 1), 8 Corringham Road. Transfer from Doris Louise Bevan to Frank Elsworth Roynon Winifred Gertrude Roynon.12 
Death*Nov 1972 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D25759 (Age 79.)13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.14,15,16
bt 1925 - 1937Calembeen, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Judge David John Davies Bevan.17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24
bt 1942 - 1949Pen Bryn, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Judge David John Davies Bevan.25,26

Grave

  • Springvale Crematorium, Springvale, VIC, Australia27

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Jan 1923, HOLIDAY RESORTS. BEACONSFIELD UPPER.
    On Thursday a croquet tournament was played on the lawn at Salisbury House, between four of the visitors, Mesdames Dunbar and Scott and Messrs H Dare and A Scott representing Salisbury and the Misses Colder, Mrs McKenzie, and Mr Stanley Holle representing Sherwood. The Sherwood players won. Visitors at Kekceba report that in spite of the heavy rains they have enjoved themselves. Salisbury's annual dance was given by the proprietors on Saturday evening at the public hall. On Friday evening a concert was given by the Beaconsfield Pom Poms, and proved to be an unqualified success, The object, to raise funds for the starving children of Europe, touched every heart and brought a crowded house and good prices, besides which many donations were handed in to the treasurer. Upwards of £35 was raised for the fund. Mrs J H Ashley and Miss Doris Reed were the organisers. The dresses and scenic arrangements were carried out in black and green, and were exceedingly effective.28
  • 7 Jan 1925, The "Poms Poms" (Mrs Judge Bevan directress) gave their annual concert to a crowded house at the Assembly Hall on Friday night. The dresses and scenery were most artistically arranged, and tabbleaux were very effective. Recitations were given by Miss Janet Walker and solos by Messrs Smith and Ball (Salisbury House.)29
  • 23 Feb 1933, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. D. Bevan and family are holidaying at Seaford. They have Miss Bobbie Blaikie staying with them, and exepect to be away until the end of the month.30

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P6, unit 298; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 330.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B255."
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "#M6236."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D22746 age 81."
  6. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Doreen GOTTSCHALK phone call 23 Apr 2009 - Judge Bevan suffered from dementia in old age."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2864-628 - l/p 41191 -l/p 41191 - balance - Lot 1 (Pen Bryn) and Lot 2 along Corringham Road - C/T 8189-971 - Doris Louise Bevan of "Pen Bryn" Upper Beaconsfield Widow.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8189-971 - C/T 8304-401 - Doris Ellen Halligan of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), It appears that the boundary between Lot 15 and Lot 16 was changed and these two lots were then part of l/p 66478, subdivided into Lots One (= 8 Corringham Road C/T 8608-279) and two (= 6 Corringham Road C/T 8278-375). Lot 16 came directly from the parent title C/T 8157-097 and was sold 4 Jun 1968.
  10. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"letter to niece Thea 12 Feb 1971."
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8278-375 - Doris Louise Bevan is now the surviving proprietor.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8608-279 - Frank Ellsworth Roynon Retired and Winifred Gertrude Roynon Married Woman both of "The Cottage" Salisbury Road Beaconsfield Upper - joint proprietors.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  14. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  15. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  16. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  17. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925 "only Doris' address listed as Calembeen."
  18. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  19. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  20. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  21. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  22. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  23. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  24. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  25. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  26. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  27. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Cremated at Springvale - remains scattered.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1923, p4.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1925, p9.
  30. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "23 Feb 1933, p4."
Last Edited8 Sep 2017

George Watson Anderson

M, #490, b. 18 Jun 1893, d. 16 Nov 1977
George Watson ANDERSON
(1893-1977)
taken in 1915
Father*Thomas Fisken Anderson b. 1 Oct 1843, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Rose Bertha Watson b. 14 Jan 1845, d. 12 Oct 1942

World War I

George Watson Anderson enlisted on 30 Jun 1916, when he was 23 years old and worked as an orchardist. He embarked from Melbourne on 2 Oct 1916 on board HMAT A71 Nestor with the 57th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement. He suffered from mumps shortly after his arrival in England. He served in France and was promoted to Corporal but reverted to Private at his own request before transferring to the 29th Company of the Australian Army Service Corp on 19 Jul 1917 and returned to Australia on 5 Jul 1919. SERN 2611.
His family owned Caversham at the time of his enlistment. George's name is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
He also served in WWII.1,2
Birth*18 Jun 1893 Balranald, NSW, Australia, NSW#B16814.3,4 
Marriage*23 Nov 1921Spouse: Una Dulcie Wilson. Congregational Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M12463.5
 
Marriage-Notice28 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.6 
Military*24 Mar 1942Enlisted for military service: Shepparton, VIC, Australia, Australian Army Service Number V374388 -
Next of Kin ANDERSON, UNA - Date of Discharge 1 Oct 1945 - Rank Sergeant - Posting at Discharge VDC 16 BN.7 
Widower12 Sep 1956George Watson Anderson became a widower upon the death of his wife Una Dulcie Wilson.8 
Death*16 Nov 1977 Shepparton, VIC, Australia, #D27252 age 84.9,3 
Probate (Will)* George Watson Anderson. Rtd. Shepparton. 16 Nov 1977. 835/977.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1924 - 1949'Nardoo', Mooroopna, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Una Dulcie Anderson.11
1954194 Balaclava Road, Shepparton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Una Dulcie Anderson.11

Grave

  • Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia, Garden Of Remembrance 2 Section 6 Compartment 12 Niche 216 & 21712

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.13
  • 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.)14

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=4826
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Neila Foggo, South Australia. Anderson Family Tree, viewed November 2010.
  4. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Dec 1921 p1.
  7. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      ANDERSON, GEORGE WATSON
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      V374388
    Date of Birth      18 Jun 1893
    Place of Birth      BALRANALD, NSW
    Date of Enlistment      24 Mar 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      MOOROOPNA, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      SHEPPARTON, VIC
    Next of Kin      ANDERSON, UNA
    Date of Discharge      1 Oct 1945
    Rank      Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge      VDC 16 BN
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D27252 age 84."
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P8, unit 487; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 756.
  11. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  12. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne), 14 Sep 1916, p29.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Nov 1946 p20.
Last Edited23 Sep 2014

Percy Clifford Anderson

M, #491, b. 10 Jul 1888, d. 10 May 1961
Percy Clifford ANDERSON
in 1920
Photograph by Spargo Photography
Father*Thomas Fisken Anderson b. 1 Oct 1843, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Rose Bertha Watson b. 14 Jan 1845, d. 12 Oct 1942
Probate (Will)* 570/890. Percy Clifford ANDERSON Date of grant: 26 Sep 1961; Date of death: 11 May 1961; Occupation: Gentleman; Residence: Clunes.1 
Birth*10 Jul 1888 Chillichill, Balranald, NSW, Australia, NSW#15376.2,3 
Land-UBeac*20 Jan 1914 GEM-D-7. Transfer from Henry Thomas Wardle to Percy Clifford Anderson. 19a 3r 39p.4 
Land-UBeac*11 Feb 1914 GEM-D-8. Transfer from Australian Alliance Assurance Company to Percy Clifford Anderson. 19a 3r 37p.5 
Land-Note*11 Feb 1914 GEM-D-7: Mortgagee: Alfred Fletcher - discharged 23 Aug 1920. Mortgagor was Percy Clifford Anderson.6 
Marriage*14 Oct 1914Spouse: Ivy Marion Campbell. Congregational Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M11647.7
 
Land-Note19 Oct 1914 GEM-D-7: Mortgagee: Alfred Fletcher - discharged 23 Aug 1920. Mortgagor was Percy Clifford Anderson.8 
Marriage-Notice*31 Oct 1914ANDERSON—CAMPBELL.—On the 14th October, at the Congregational Church, Beaconsfield Upper, by Rev. James Wilson, Percy Clifford Anderson, of Caversham, Pakenham, to Ivy Marion Campbell, of Santon, Beaconsfield Upper. At home 5th November, "Chillichil," Beaconsfield Upper.9 
Land-UBeac*8 Jun 1915 GEM-D-8. Transfer from Percy Clifford Anderson to Herbert James Graham Kell. 19a 3r 37p.10 
Note*22 Jan 1920 Orchardist. Owns 20 acre freehold on Main Road Beaconsfield to Emerald, with 6 roomed house, "Chillichil".11 
Land-UBeac*15 Oct 1920 GEM-D-7. Transfer from Percy Clifford Anderson to Edward William Harris. 19a 3r 39p.12 
Death*10 May 1961 Clunes, VIC, Australia, #D8242 age 72 [par Thomas Fisken ANDERSON & Rose Bertha WATSON].13,2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Thomas Fisken Anderson and Rose Bertha Anderson and Arthur Harold Anderson, Herbert Cobham Anderson, Evelyn Anderson, Alice Elizabeth Anderson.14
bt 1912 - 1914Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Herbert Cobham Anderson and Evelyn Anderson Arthur Harold Anderson.15,16,17
bt 1915 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Rose Bertha Anderson and Alice Elizabeth Anderson Ivy Marion Anderson.18,19,20,21,22
bt 1921 - 1922Tatura, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Ivy Marion Anderson.23,24
bt 1924 - 1937Wurt Wurt Koort, Henty, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: station manager. With Ivy Marion Anderson.25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32
1942Argyle Estate, Casterton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Ivy Marion Anderson.33
bt 1949 - 1954Beckworth Street, Clunes, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: station manager. With Ivy Marion Anderson.34,35

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Apr 1914, Berwick Shire Council: From Mary Cameron, Upper Beaconsfield, asking that a clearing be made on the track between the Pine Grove hotel and Mr Anderson's orchard.-To be attended to.36
  • 29 Jul 1914, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. Land still continues to change hands. I have heard of several blocks being sold lately at satisfactory prices. Buildings also continue to be erected. Mr A. Miller, of Berwick has just made a start on a five roomed villa for Mr Percy Anderson. This is being built on Mr Anderson's land, on the main Gembrook Road, near the post office.37
  • 21 Oct 1914, ORANGE BLOSSOM. A pretty wedding was that of Mr Percy C. Anderson, fourth son of the late Mr R. G. and Mrs Anderson, of 'Caversham," Pakenham. and Miss Ivy M. Campbell, fifth daughter of the late Mr G. W. and Mrs Campbell, of "Santon," Beaconsfield Upper. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Wilson in the Assembly Hall, Beaconsfield Upper, on Wednesday, the 14th instant. The hall was artistically decorated by Mrs F. Martin, assisted by a number of girlfriends of the bride, with arches of ivy and rose foliage and masses of white roses. Large wedding bells, arum lillies, white roses and clematis were all used with a charmingly light and graceful effect.
    The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr Wallace Campbell), wore a rich gown of oyster satin made with a square train and gracefully draped to show a pleated ninon underskirt. The bodice was draped over a soft underbodice and vest of pleated ninon, held in place by a valuable old cameo brooch. A Medici collar and slight, touches of very fine lace completed the dainty gown. Over all was worn a rare old veil of finest silk lace (a family heirloom). This was charmingly draped and caught with orange blossom and lillies of the valley. A shower bouquet of exquisite white flowers and asparagus fern was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Florence Thomson. Miss Evie Anderson (sister of the bride groom) and Miss Eva Sheffield (niece of the bride). Their frocks were of pale pink floral voile, made with full bodices and flounced skirts and they wore quaint black hats lined with pink and wreathed with small pink roses, and tied with black velvet strings. They wore the bridegroom's gifts. Brooches of fine aquamarines set in gold, and carried bouquets of sweet peas and asparagus fern.
    Mr G. W. Anderson was best man and Messrs B. and H. Anderson were groomsmen. As the happy couple were leaving the hall, Mendelssohn's Wedding March was played by the organist, Miss Una Wilson. After the ceremony Mrs Campbell and Mr Wallace Campbell held a reception at Salisbury House, where Mr and Mrs Percy Anderson received the congratulations of their numerous friends. Wedding tea was partaken of by over seventy guests, in the dining hall of Salisbury House, which was beautifully decorated with light trails of greenery and pink and white flowers. The health of the bride and bride groom was proposed by the Rev. J. Wilson, and the bridegroom responded in a neat little speech. Later Mr and Mrs Anderson left for Dandenong, where they caught the evening train to Melbourne. The bride travelled in a dressy coat and skirt costume of Havelock tweed with touches of saxe blue, and a blue and white hat. Mr and Mrs Anderson's future home will be at Beaconsfield Upper.38
  • 17 Jan 1917, For Sale, Upper Beaconsfield.
    46 ACRES good Orchard Land, 10 minutes from P.O., lightly timbered, easterly aspect, well watered. Particulars from J. H. Cannon Red Hill, or P. Anderson, Beaconsfield Upper.39
  • 6 Feb 1918, FURNISHED HOUSE to Let Beaconsfield Upper, 5 rooms, conveniences. Particulars P. C. Anderson, Chillichil.40
  • 29 Aug 1918, At the Election last week Mr P. C. Anderson of Brierfield Orchard Pakenham gained the council seat by a majority of seven votes. The result being Mr Anderson 133 votes, Mr G Stevens Officer 126 votes.41
  • 28 Oct 1920, EXTRAORDINARY ELECTION BEACONSFIELD RIDING Messrs George Brunt and Henry W. Knight, having been duly nominated for the above vacancy, a Poll will be held on Monday, November 1, at Gembrook, Cockatoo, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Pakenham Upper, and Pakenham Polling Booths.
    JAMES J. AHERN, Shire Secretary
    Shire of Berwick BEACONSFIELD RIDING Ladies and Gentlemen,— At the request of a large number of the ratepayers, I have decided to offer myself as a candidate for the Beaconsfield Riding, for the seat vacated by Cr Anderson. If returned, it will be my earnest desire to attend to the wants of the Beaconsfield Riding, and the Shire in general. I am, yours truly, GEORGE BRUNT. Shire of Berwick42

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P4 unit 2364, item 570/890
    VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 381, item 570/890.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Neila Foggo, South Australia. Anderson Family Tree, viewed November 2010.
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-316 - Percy Clifford Anderson of 'Caversham' Pakenham Orchardist.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3253-482 - Australian Alliance Assurance Company to Percy Clifford Anderson of Pakenham Orchardist.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-316 - Mortgage No 330048 - Alfred Fletcher - discharged 23 Aug 1920.
  7. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M11647."
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-316 - Mortgage No 339871 - Alfred Fletcher - discharged 23 Aug 1920.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 31 Oct 1914, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10814897
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3253-482 - Percy Clifford Anderson to Herbert James Kell of Collins Street Melbourne Master Mariner.
  11. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Probate of Archibald STENHOUSE 168/891.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-316 - Edward William Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8242 age 72 [par Thomas Fisken ANDERSON & Rose Bertha WATSON]."
  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. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  24. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  25. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  26. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  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. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  32. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  33. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  34. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  35. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  36. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Apr 1914, p3.
  37. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "29 Jul 1914, p2."
  38. [S14] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette, 21 Oct 1914, p2.
  39. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "17 Jan 1917, p2."
  40. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 6 Feb 1918, p14
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1637667
  41. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "29 Aug 1918, p2."
  42. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "28 Oct 1920, p2."
Last Edited19 Sep 2018

Thomas Fisken Anderson

M, #492, b. 1 Oct 1843, d. 10 Oct 1910
Thomas Fisken ANDERSON
(1843-1910)
Related* Alice Elizabeth Anderson Alice is a niece of Thomas Fisken ANDERSON.1 
Birth*1 Oct 1843 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B1034 - Christening 26 Nov 1843 at Campbellfield, Bourke NSW [par David ANDERSON & Janet].2,3 
Marriage*9 Oct 1867Spouse: Rose Bertha Watson. Manse, Beaufort, VIC, Australia, #M4142.4,2
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Oct 1867ANDERSON–WATSON.–At the Manse, Beaufort, by the Rev. A. Adam, Thomas Fisken Anderson, youngest son of the late David Anderson, of Lexton, to Rose Bertha Watson, youngest daughter of the late George Watson, Esq., J.P., of Lexton.5 
Land-UBeac*16 Sep 1908 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-8. Transfer from Robert Moffat Pender to Thomas Fisken Anderson. 365a 3r 26p - purchased the property with moneys lent by wife and sons.6,7 
Land-UBeac16 Sep 1908 GEM-C-5.6.7. Transfer from Robert Moffat Pender to Thomas Fisken Anderson.8 
Land-Note*16 Sep 1908 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-5.6.7.8: Mortgagee: Henry Polwhele Godfrey - discharged 4 Apr 1911.9,10 
Death*10 Oct 1910 "Caversham", Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #D14031 age 67 [par David ANDERSON & Janet BLAIR].11 
Death-Notice*13 Oct 1910ANDERSON.-On the 10th October, at "Caversham," Pakenham, Thomas Fisken, dearly loved husband of Rose Bertha Anderson, aged 67.12 
Probate (Will)*8 Dec 1910 Thomas F Anderson. Farmer. Pakenham. 10 Oct 1910. 117/902.13       
Land-Note30 Nov 1912 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-5.6.7.8: Thomas Fisken Anderson died the 10th day of October 1910. On the 8th day of December 1910 probate of the will of the said Thomas Fisken Anderson was granted to Rose Bertha Anderson of Pakenham widow.14 
Land-UBeac*30 Nov 1912 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-5.6.7.8. Transfer from Thomas Fisken Anderson to Rose Bertha Anderson. 424a 2r 11p.15,16 
Note*Apr 2002 Rose Bertha Watson The ADHS (Avoca and District Historical Society) Newsletter No. 201 APRIL, 2002 writes: ANDERSON/WATSON REUNION AT LEXTON. On 14 April 2002, a reunion of 150 descendants of the Anderson/Watson families was held in the Lexton Public Hall. David and Janet Anderson were co-founders, with William and Rachel Millar, in the establishment of the township of Burnbank in the winter of 1845.
Organised by Eileen Anderson, of Ballarat, and Neila and Geoff Foggo, of Adelaide, the reunion began at 11.15 am at the Lexton Cemeterdy with the dedication of a memorial plaque to the late Lieutenant George Watson retired, of the 3rd King's Own Dragoons. This dedication was carried out by Mrs. Florence Graham, wife of the former Presbyterian Minister at Lexton.
George Watson, together with his wife Mary and family, arrived in Lexton in 1852. He became Clerk of the Court of Petty Sessions, and was Post Master from 1856. In this same year, he was a member of the Committee responsible for building the Presbyterian Church in Lexton and, in 1860, was elected to the Lexton District Roads Board. He died in 1866 while on a visit to "Amphitheatre" Station and is buried in the Lexton Cemetery. Two of the daughters of George Watson married two of David Anderson's sons. They were Andrew Anderson who married Ada Georgina Watson, and Thomas Fisken Anderson who married Rose Bertha Watson. The Anderson's eldest son David married Jane Stewart.
Following the dedication at the Lexton Cemetery, everyone moved to the Lexton Public Hall where a roll call of families took place and a welcome was extended to all, including the Pyrenees Shire President, Councillors and Members of Parliament. A tasty lunch, prepared by the ladies associated with the Lexton Football Club, was then enjoyed by those present.
At 2 pm, Margaret Oulton launched the book, "David Anderson - Co-founder of Lexton" by Neila Foggo. The book tells the story of David Anderson and William Millar establishing the village of Burnbank by building an inn, store and blacksmith and wheelwrights' shop at the crossroads of the squatters' tracks. The handsome A4 book of 232 pages traces the lives of David and Janet Anderson, their three sons, their large families and their descendants. David Anderson died in 1849. His eldest son David and family eventually settled at "Fair View" in Stawell. Andrew became the member for Kara Kara in the Legislative Assembly of the Victorian Parliament while Thomas Fisken moved to "Trida" and "Chillichill" Stations, east of Ivanhoe in New South Wales.
After the book launch, family members were given an opportunity to share stories and memorabilia with those present. Finally, during a walking tour of the town, visitors were able to see the Anderson residence "Sunnyside", located on the old road to the Wimmera, and view the site of the original "Burnbank Inn" built by David Anderson, but now occupied by the "Pyrenees Hotel". George Watson's old home "Wynnstay" unfortunately had to be demolished some years ago because of white ants and a new brick home now stands on the site alongside the Sunraysia Highway.
Participants travelled from all parts of Australia to attend the Anderson/Watson reunion and celebrate the founding of Lexton.
(My thanks to Margaret Oulton for her report of this reunion celebrating an important aspect of the history of Lexton. Ed.)17 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rose Bertha Anderson. With Arthur Harold Anderson, Herbert Cobham Anderson, Evelyn Anderson, Alice Elizabeth Anderson.18
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rose Bertha Anderson. With Arthur Harold Anderson, Herbert Cobham Anderson, Evelyn Anderson, Percy Clifford Anderson, Alice Elizabeth Anderson.19

Family

Rose Bertha Watson b. 14 Jan 1845, d. 12 Oct 1942
Children 1.Herbert Cobham Anderson b. 1868, d. 17 Jan 1937
 2.Ada Florence Anderson b. 30 May 1870, d. 15 Dec 1907
 3.Mary Bertha Anderson b. 19 Mar 1871, d. 22 Sep 1950
 4.Marcus Thomas Anderson b. 28 Mar 1873, d. 1 Mar 1878
 5.Rose Georgina Anderson4 b. 12 Dec 1876, d. 1959
 6.Evelyn Anderson b. 1877, d. 1962
 7.Unnamed Male Anderson b. 1878, d. 1878
 8.Bertie Laurence Anderson b. 1880, d. 28 Sep 1952
 9.Mabel Alice Anderson+ b. 10 Aug 1881, d. 1 Aug 1976
 10.Arthur Harold Anderson+ b. 29 Sep 1883, d. 1 Aug 1966
 11.Percy Clifford Anderson+ b. 10 Jul 1888, d. 10 May 1961
 12.George Watson Anderson+ b. 18 Jun 1893, d. 16 Nov 1977

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Feb 1908, SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. At Half-past Two O'Clock, At SCOTT'S HOTEL, COLLINS-STREET.
    STEWART and WOOD have been instructed to offer the following properties:
    Lot 1.-Mr. R. Pender's fine property at Pakenham, known as "Caversham," with 424 acres land, lovely house and garden.20
  • 29 Jan 1910, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2. At Three o'clock. At the Rooms, 46 ELIZABETH-STREET. LOVELY HOME and FARM, PAKENHAM.
    STEWART and WOOD have received instructions from Thomas F. Anderson, Esq., to SELL, as above, by PUBLIC AUCTION, his beautiful home and farm at PAKENHAM, known as CAVERSHAM, containing 424 ACRES, 6 miles from the station, adjoining the famous "TOOMUC VALLEY ORCHARD," all sheep-proof fenced, subdivided five paddocks, timber light, mostly rung, permanently watered, MAGNIFICENT W.B. VILLA RESIDENCE, verandah all round, 6 large rooms, bathroom, office, all convenienccs, manager's cottage, 6 rooms, good outhouses. The house is surrounded by magnificent garden, lawns, and shrubbery, and has cost thousands of pounds to bring into present state. LOVELY VIEWS overlooking the district, Westernport and Port Phillip bays.
    TITLE CERTIFICATE. TERMS AT SALE. PROPERTY WILL BE OFFERED, IF DESIRED, WITH FURNITURE, IMPLEMENTS, STOCK, &c.
    Particulars from Stewart and Wood, auctioneer, 46 Elizabeth street.21

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Neila Foggo, South Australia. Anderson Family Tree, viewed November 2010.
  3. [S187] Familysearch ""Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTDP-6JV : 11 December 2014), Thomas Fisken Anderson, 26 Nov 1843; citing New South Wales, Australia; FHL microfilm 993,971."
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 19 Oct 1867, p28.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2984-789 - Thomas Fisken Anderson of 58 Riversdale Road Glenferrie Grazier.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), In his probate it is mentioned that Thomas Fisken Asnderson purchased Caversham in September 1908, partly with moneys lent by wife and sons.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 to 2097-353 - Thomas Fisken Anderson of 58 Riversdale Road Glenferrie Grazier.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2984-789 - Thomas Fisken Anderson to Henry Polwhele Godfrey.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 to 2097-353 - Thomas Fisken Anderson to Henry Polwhele Godfrey.
  11. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D14031 age 67 [par Unknown & Janet BLAIR]."
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Oct 1910, p1.
  13. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 171; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 454.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2984-789 - Thomas Fisken Anderson died the 10th day of October 1910. On the 8th day of December 1910 probate of the will of the said Thomas Fisken Anderson was granted to Rose Bertha Anderson of Pakenham widow.
    also on C/T 2097-351 to 2097-353.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2984-789 - Rose Bertha Anderson of Pakenham widow - C/T 3657-376.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 to 2097-353 - Rose Bertha Anderson of Pakenham widow - C/T 3657-376.
  17. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, ADHS Newsletter No. 201 APRIL, 2002
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~adhs/…
  18. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  19. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Feb 1908, p2.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jan 1910, p2.
Last Edited22 Sep 2018

Rose Bertha Watson

F, #493, b. 14 Jan 1845, d. 12 Oct 1942
Rose Bertha ANDERSON nee WATSON
(1845-1942)
Married NameAnderson. 
Birth*14 Jan 1845 Concord, NSW, Australia.1 
Marriage*9 Oct 1867Spouse: Thomas Fisken Anderson. Manse, Beaufort, VIC, Australia, #M4142.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Oct 1867ANDERSON–WATSON.–At the Manse, Beaufort, by the Rev. A. Adam, Thomas Fisken Anderson, youngest son of the late David Anderson, of Lexton, to Rose Bertha Watson, youngest daughter of the late George Watson, Esq., J.P., of Lexton.4 
Widow10 Oct 1910Rose Bertha Watson became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Fisken Anderson.5 
Land-UBeac*30 Nov 1912 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-5.6.7.8. Transfer from Thomas Fisken Anderson to Rose Bertha Anderson. 424a 2r 11p.6,7 
Land-Note*30 Nov 1912 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-5.6.7.8: Mortgagee: Mortgagee: Mary Shaw Puckle - discharged 21 Jul 1928. Mortgagor was Rose Bertha Anderson.8 
Land-Note*21 Jun 1913 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-5.6.7.8: Mortgagee: Thomas Colles. Mortgage discharged 21 Dec 1920. Mortgagor was Rose Bertha Watson.9 
Land-UBeac*21 Dec 1920 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-5.6.7.8. Transfer from Rose Bertha Anderson to Edith Nellie Page. 424a 2r 11p.10 
Death*12 Oct 1942 Kent Hill, Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D30258 (Age 97) [par George WATSON & Mary MARTYR].11 
Death-Notice*13 Oct 1942ANDERSON.–On October 12, at Kent Hill, Mornington, Rose Bertha, relict of the late Thomas Fisken Anderson, late of Chillichil and Pakenham, aged 97 years and 9 months.12 
NoteApr 2002 Thomas Fisken Anderson The ADHS (Avoca and District Historical Society) Newsletter No. 201 APRIL, 2002 writes: ANDERSON/WATSON REUNION AT LEXTON. On 14 April 2002, a reunion of 150 descendants of the Anderson/Watson families was held in the Lexton Public Hall. David and Janet Anderson were co-founders, with William and Rachel Millar, in the establishment of the township of Burnbank in the winter of 1845.
Organised by Eileen Anderson, of Ballarat, and Neila and Geoff Foggo, of Adelaide, the reunion began at 11.15 am at the Lexton Cemeterdy with the dedication of a memorial plaque to the late Lieutenant George Watson retired, of the 3rd King's Own Dragoons. This dedication was carried out by Mrs. Florence Graham, wife of the former Presbyterian Minister at Lexton.
George Watson, together with his wife Mary and family, arrived in Lexton in 1852. He became Clerk of the Court of Petty Sessions, and was Post Master from 1856. In this same year, he was a member of the Committee responsible for building the Presbyterian Church in Lexton and, in 1860, was elected to the Lexton District Roads Board. He died in 1866 while on a visit to "Amphitheatre" Station and is buried in the Lexton Cemetery. Two of the daughters of George Watson married two of David Anderson's sons. They were Andrew Anderson who married Ada Georgina Watson, and Thomas Fisken Anderson who married Rose Bertha Watson. The Anderson's eldest son David married Jane Stewart.
Following the dedication at the Lexton Cemetery, everyone moved to the Lexton Public Hall where a roll call of families took place and a welcome was extended to all, including the Pyrenees Shire President, Councillors and Members of Parliament. A tasty lunch, prepared by the ladies associated with the Lexton Football Club, was then enjoyed by those present.
At 2 pm, Margaret Oulton launched the book, "David Anderson - Co-founder of Lexton" by Neila Foggo. The book tells the story of David Anderson and William Millar establishing the village of Burnbank by building an inn, store and blacksmith and wheelwrights' shop at the crossroads of the squatters' tracks. The handsome A4 book of 232 pages traces the lives of David and Janet Anderson, their three sons, their large families and their descendants. David Anderson died in 1849. His eldest son David and family eventually settled at "Fair View" in Stawell. Andrew became the member for Kara Kara in the Legislative Assembly of the Victorian Parliament while Thomas Fisken moved to "Trida" and "Chillichill" Stations, east of Ivanhoe in New South Wales.
After the book launch, family members were given an opportunity to share stories and memorabilia with those present. Finally, during a walking tour of the town, visitors were able to see the Anderson residence "Sunnyside", located on the old road to the Wimmera, and view the site of the original "Burnbank Inn" built by David Anderson, but now occupied by the "Pyrenees Hotel". George Watson's old home "Wynnstay" unfortunately had to be demolished some years ago because of white ants and a new brick home now stands on the site alongside the Sunraysia Highway.
Participants travelled from all parts of Australia to attend the Anderson/Watson reunion and celebrate the founding of Lexton.
(My thanks to Margaret Oulton for her report of this reunion celebrating an important aspect of the history of Lexton. Ed.)13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Fisken Anderson. With Arthur Harold Anderson, Herbert Cobham Anderson, Evelyn Anderson, Alice Elizabeth Anderson.14
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Fisken Anderson. With Arthur Harold Anderson, Herbert Cobham Anderson, Evelyn Anderson, Percy Clifford Anderson, Alice Elizabeth Anderson.15
bt 1912 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaWith Alice Elizabeth Anderson.16,17,18
bt 1915 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaWith Alice Elizabeth Anderson, Percy Clifford Anderson, Ivy Marion Anderson.19,20,21,22,23

Family

Thomas Fisken Anderson b. 1 Oct 1843, d. 10 Oct 1910
Children 1.Herbert Cobham Anderson b. 1868, d. 17 Jan 1937
 2.Ada Florence Anderson b. 30 May 1870, d. 15 Dec 1907
 3.Mary Bertha Anderson b. 19 Mar 1871, d. 22 Sep 1950
 4.Marcus Thomas Anderson b. 28 Mar 1873, d. 1 Mar 1878
 5.Rose Georgina Anderson2 b. 12 Dec 1876, d. 1959
 6.Evelyn Anderson b. 1877, d. 1962
 7.Unnamed Male Anderson b. 1878, d. 1878
 8.Bertie Laurence Anderson b. 1880, d. 28 Sep 1952
 9.Mabel Alice Anderson+ b. 10 Aug 1881, d. 1 Aug 1976
 10.Arthur Harold Anderson+ b. 29 Sep 1883, d. 1 Aug 1966
 11.Percy Clifford Anderson+ b. 10 Jul 1888, d. 10 May 1961
 12.George Watson Anderson+ b. 18 Jun 1893, d. 16 Nov 1977

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Dec 1910, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12. At the Rooms. At Three O'clock. 46 ELIZABETH STREET.
    EXECUTOR'S SALE. MAGNIFICENT HOME and FARM, "CAVERSHAM," PAKENHAM.
    STEWART and WOOD are instructed by Mrs. R. B. Anderson to OFFER for absolute SALE, owing to the death of her husband, that fine property mentioned above, situated 6 miles FROM PAKENHAM, Containing 424 acres, adjoining the famous "TOOMUC VALLEY ORCHARD." The land is well fenced (sheep-proof) and subdivided, all lightly timbered and well watered. The IMPROVEMENTS ARE MAGNIFICENT, and have cost thousands of pounds. LOVELY VILLA RESIDENCE, 6 rooms and conveniences; also cottage, 6 rooms, and extensive outhouses. Surrounded by magnificent garden, lawns, and ornamental trees from ALL PARTS of the WORLD. 1000ft. above sea level. Lovely views of district and both bays.
    FOR ABSOLUTE SALE. TERMS ARRANGED.
    Full particulars from Stewart and Wood, auctioneer, &c. 46 Elizabeth-street.24
  • 12 Dec 1910, THIS DAY. At Three O'Clock. At the Rooms, 46 ELIZABETH-STREET. EXECUTOR'S SALE. "CAVERSHAM," PAKENHAM. As Already More Fully Advertised. Containing 424 Acres, with Charming Villa Residence and Outhouses, Lovely Garden, and 6 Miles Station, Adjoining "TOONME VALLEY ORCHARD." For Absolute Sale. Terms at Sale.
    STEWART and WOOD, auctioneer, of 46 Elizabeth-street, have been authorised by Mrs. Anderson to SELL, as above, owing to the death of her husband.
    AUCTION, Today, at 3 o'clock, at the rooms, 46 Elizabeth-st., "CAVERSHAM," Pakenham, with 424 acres land. Stewart and Wood.25
  • 23 Feb 1918, PAKENHAM. — A fine body of granite has been found at Toomuc Valley on Caversham, owned by Mrs. Anderson. Melbourne experts state that samples are of excellent quality. So far only a little preliminary work has been done in the way of opening up.26
  • 15 Nov 1920, PROPERTY SALES. Messrs John McEwen and Co., 317 Collins Street, Melbourne, report the following sales:—Pakenham, 424 acres, known as "Coversham," on account Mrs. Anderson, two houses, stock, plant, and implements at satisfactory figure.27

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Foggo Family Tree - Neila Foggo.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Neila Foggo, South Australia. Anderson Family Tree, viewed November 2010.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 19 Oct 1867, p28.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D14031 age 67 [par Unknown & Janet BLAIR]."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2984-789 - Rose Bertha Anderson of Pakenham widow - C/T 3657-376.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 to 2097-353 - Rose Bertha Anderson of Pakenham widow - C/T 3657-376.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3657-376 - Mortgagee: Mary Shaw Puckle - discharged 21 Jul 1928.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3657-376 - Mortgage discharged 21 Dec 1920.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3657-376 - Edith Nellie Page of Kireep Road, Balwyn, Married Woman.
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "place of birth: Concord NSW."
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Oct 1942, p2.
  13. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, ADHS Newsletter No. 201 APRIL, 2002
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~adhs/…
  14. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  15. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  16. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  17. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  18. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  19. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  20. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  21. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  22. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  23. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Dec 1910, p4.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Dec 1910, p2.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Feb 1918, p17.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 15 Nov 1920, p12
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4571667
Last Edited22 Sep 2018

Ivy Marion Campbell

F, #494, b. 1886, d. 30 Dec 1972
Father*John Lewthwaite Campbell b. 1829, d. 22 Dec 1888
Mother*Ellen Day b. 13 Mar 1844, d. 12 Sep 1921
Probate (Will)* Ivy Marion Anderson. Widow. Casterton. 30 Dec 1972. 751/319.1 
Married NameAnderson. 
Birth*1886 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B3154.2 
(Heir) Probate (Will)9 Apr 19133 
Marriage*14 Oct 1914Spouse: Percy Clifford Anderson. Congregational Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M11647.4
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Oct 1914ANDERSON—CAMPBELL.—On the 14th October, at the Congregational Church, Beaconsfield Upper, by Rev. James Wilson, Percy Clifford Anderson, of Caversham, Pakenham, to Ivy Marion Campbell, of Santon, Beaconsfield Upper. At home 5th November, "Chillichil," Beaconsfield Upper.5 
Land-UBeac*13 Apr 1920 GEM-D-29 (part). Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Ivy Marion Anderson. 9a 2r 36p.6 
Land-UBeac*15 Oct 1920 GEM-D-29 (part). Transfer from Ivy Marion Anderson to William George Johnson. 9a 2r 36p.7 
Widow10 May 1961Ivy Marion Campbell became a widow upon the death of her husband Percy Clifford Anderson.8,9 
Death*30 Dec 1972 Casterton, VIC, Australia, #D866/1973 (Age 86) [par CAMPBELL & DAY].10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Ellen Campbell and Eva Glover Campbell.11,12,13,14,15
bt 1915 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rose Bertha Anderson and Alice Elizabeth Anderson Percy Clifford Anderson.16,17,18,19,20
bt 1921 - 1922Tatura, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Percy Clifford Anderson.21,22
bt 1924 - 1937Wurt Wurt Koort, Henty, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Percy Clifford Anderson.23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
1942Argyle Estate, Casterton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Percy Clifford Anderson.31
bt 1949 - 1954Beckworth Street, Clunes, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Percy Clifford Anderson.32,33
bt 1963 - 197285 Jackson Street, Casterton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.34,35,36,37

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Oct 1914, ORANGE BLOSSOM. A pretty wedding was that of Mr Percy C. Anderson, fourth son of the late Mr R. G. and Mrs Anderson, of 'Caversham," Pakenham. and Miss Ivy M. Campbell, fifth daughter of the late Mr G. W. and Mrs Campbell, of "Santon," Beaconsfield Upper. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Wilson in the Assembly Hall, Beaconsfield Upper, on Wednesday, the 14th instant. The hall was artistically decorated by Mrs F. Martin, assisted by a number of girlfriends of the bride, with arches of ivy and rose foliage and masses of white roses. Large wedding bells, arum lillies, white roses and clematis were all used with a charmingly light and graceful effect.
    The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr Wallace Campbell), wore a rich gown of oyster satin made with a square train and gracefully draped to show a pleated ninon underskirt. The bodice was draped over a soft underbodice and vest of pleated ninon, held in place by a valuable old cameo brooch. A Medici collar and slight, touches of very fine lace completed the dainty gown. Over all was worn a rare old veil of finest silk lace (a family heirloom). This was charmingly draped and caught with orange blossom and lillies of the valley. A shower bouquet of exquisite white flowers and asparagus fern was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Florence Thomson. Miss Evie Anderson (sister of the bride groom) and Miss Eva Sheffield (niece of the bride). Their frocks were of pale pink floral voile, made with full bodices and flounced skirts and they wore quaint black hats lined with pink and wreathed with small pink roses, and tied with black velvet strings. They wore the bridegroom's gifts. Brooches of fine aquamarines set in gold, and carried bouquets of sweet peas and asparagus fern.
    Mr G. W. Anderson was best man and Messrs B. and H. Anderson were groomsmen. As the happy couple were leaving the hall, Mendelssohn's Wedding March was played by the organist, Miss Una Wilson. After the ceremony Mrs Campbell and Mr Wallace Campbell held a reception at Salisbury House, where Mr and Mrs Percy Anderson received the congratulations of their numerous friends. Wedding tea was partaken of by over seventy guests, in the dining hall of Salisbury House, which was beautifully decorated with light trails of greenery and pink and white flowers. The health of the bride and bride groom was proposed by the Rev. J. Wilson, and the bridegroom responded in a neat little speech. Later Mr and Mrs Anderson left for Dandenong, where they caught the evening train to Melbourne. The bride travelled in a dressy coat and skirt costume of Havelock tweed with touches of saxe blue, and a blue and white hat. Mr and Mrs Anderson's future home will be at Beaconsfield Upper.38
  • 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.39

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P6, unit 289; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 328.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3154."
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 345;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 489.     
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M11647."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 31 Oct 1914, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10814897
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1683-577 - to Ivy Marion Anderson of Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman - transfer No 934210 - C/T 4310-804.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4310-804 - William Johnson of Beaconsfield Upper Orchardist.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8242 age 72 [par Thomas Fisken ANDERSON & Rose Bertha WATSON]."
  9. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Neila Foggo, South Australia. Anderson Family Tree, viewed November 2010.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  11. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  12. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  13. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  14. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  15. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  16. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  17. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  18. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  19. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  20. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  21. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  22. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  23. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  24. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  25. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  26. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  27. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  28. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  29. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  30. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  31. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  32. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  33. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  34. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  35. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  36. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  37. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  38. [S14] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette, 21 Oct 1914, p2.
  39. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 5 Jul 1923, p36.
Last Edited19 Sep 2018

Rowland Edgar Reed

M, #496, b. Mar 1861, d. 24 Nov 1932
Birth*Mar 1861 Sunderland, Durham, England, Mar Q [Sunderland] 10a 393.1 
Land-UBeac*9 Jul 1900 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10) 'Fernacre', 55 St Georges Road. Transfer from Philip Oakden to Rowland Edgar Reed. 7a 2r 11p.2 
Marriage*3 Oct 1900Spouse: Edith Garnet Dubois. St James's Church, Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #M6264.3
 
Marriage-Notice*13 Oct 1900REED—DU BOIS -On the 3rd October, at St. James's Church Dandenong, by the Rev. H. Herbert Barren, Rowland Edgar, eldest surviving son of Charles H Reed, J. P. of Sunderland, England, to Edith Garnet, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Edward H. Du Bois.4 
Land-Note*10 Jun 1902 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10) 'Fernacre': Mortgagee: Edward Thistlethwaite and James Harvey-Metcalfe. Discharged 19 May 1905. Mortgagor was Rowland Edgar Reed.5 
Residence*22 Nov 1902 A Gentleman's RESIDENCE, to be LET, summer holidays; 8 rooms, beautifully, situate ; piano; nice grounds; man kept; cow; vegetables, fruit; horse und trap; terms moderate. R. Reed, Fernacre, Beaconsfield Upper.6 
Land-UBeac*30 Sep 1903 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10) 'Fernacre', 55 St Georges Road. Transfer from Rowland Edgar Reed to Catherine Stubbs. 7a 2r 11p (transferred with mortgage.)7 
Death*24 Nov 1932 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D3376 age 71 [par Charles Holloway REED & Martha RAY].8 
Death-Notice*26 Nov 1932REED - On the 24th November Rowland Edgar Reed of 36 Clyde street East Kew, third son of the late Charles Holloway Reed of Sunderland England - Not death but larger life (Privately cremated. No mourning.)9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: musician. With Edith Garnet Reed.10,11,12
1914Kangaroo Ground, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer confectioner. With Edith Garnet Reed.13
bt 1919 - 192440 Alice Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer. With Edith Garnet Reed.14,15
193136 Clyde Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer. With Edith Garnet Reed. With Philip Ray Reed.16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jun 1900, Berwick Police Court. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30. Before Mr. Cresswell, P.M., and Mr. James Wilson. J.P.
    John Orchard v. Rowland F. Reed, detaining certain goods and chattels. Struck out.17
  • 26 Jul 1905, The Violin. Mr. Rowland Reed's Terms are £1 5s. Beginners receive two lessons per week, during first quarter, of one hour each. No additional charge is made for the class. Local references may be had as to progress of pupils, who are soundly trained from the beginning. Address: Kirkham.rd., and at Mr. Ross' CRANBOURNE & BERWICK VISITED Terms: £2 2s.18

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2323-590 - Rowland Edgar Reed of Clyde Street Northcote Gentleman.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Oct 1900, p9.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2323-590 - Mortgage No 2114170 to Edward Thistlethwaite and James Harvey-Metcalfe. Discharged 19 May 1905.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Nov 1902, p19.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2323-590 - Catherine Stubbs of Beaconsfield Parade South Melbourne, wife of Edward Stubbs of the same place Gentleman.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D3376 age 71 [par Charles Holloway REED & Martha RAY]."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Nov 1932 p15.
  10. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  11. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  12. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  16. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 6 Jun 1900, p2.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 26 Jul 1905, p2.
Last Edited19 Sep 2017

Judge David John Davies Bevan

M, #504, b. Mar 1873, d. 2 Oct 1954
Judge David John Davies BEVAN
(1873-1954)
Father*Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan b. 11 Sep 1842, d. 19 Jul 1918
Mother*Louisa Jane Willett b. 15 Apr 1844, d. 12 Sep 1933
Birth*Mar 1873 St Giles, London, England, Mar Q [St Giles] 1b 567.1 
(Member of Household) Census3 Jun 1880(Head of Household) Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan; 14 East 37th Street, New York, USA.
Age 7 - At School2
(Migrant) Migration/Travel6 Nov 1886 Sailing with Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan, Louisa Jane Willett, Hester Gwladys Bevan, Rev Hopkin Llewelyn Willett Bevan, Louis Rhys Oxley Bevan, Penry Vaughan Bevan, Muriel Eliza Marian Bevan, Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Valetta. They travelled with a maid, aged 30.
Age 13.3,4 
Land-UBeac*7 Mar 1907 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1). Transfer from Alice Barbara Renfree to Judge David John Davies Bevan. 38a 3r 18p.5 
Land-UBeac*19 Oct 1907 PAK-71. Transfer from Adolphe Frederick Seelenmeyer to Judge David John Davies Bevan. 18a 3r 39p.6 
Land-UBeac*30 Dec 1907 GEM-D-17.18.19. Transfer from Marks Herman to Judge David John Davies Bevan. 59a 3r 18p.7 
Land-UBeac30 Dec 1907 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 3.4.5). Transfer from Marks Herman to Judge David John Davies Bevan. 15a 3r 10p.8 
Land-UBeac*20 May 1908 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 2). Transfer from William Cuthill to Judge David John Davies Bevan. 6a 0r 28p.9 
Occupation*1912 David J. D. graduated M.A. and LL.B., and became in 1912 the first judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. 
Land-UBeac*27 Feb 1914 PAK-71. Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to Edmund Thomas Luke Archibald Osbourne Lewis. 18a 3r 39p.10 
Land-UBeac*30 Nov 1923 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 22.23). Transfer from Victorian Orchardist's Co-operative Association Ltd to Judge David John Davies Bevan.11 
Marriage*24 May 1924Spouse: Doris Louise Reed. VIC, Australia, #M6236.12
 
Land-Note*29 Jun 1934 GEM-C-78 (part).22.28.29: Louisa Jane Bevan died 12 September 1933. Probate of her will has been sealed with the Seal of the Supreme Court of Victoria upon the application of David John Davies Bevan of Beaconsfield Upper, Barrister at law, and George McEwin of "Morialta Chambers", Victoria Square West, Adelaide South Australia Solicitor.13 
Land-UBeac6 Sep 1934 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (5.6.17.18 part). Transfer from Frances Pringle to Judge David John Davies Bevan, Leslie William George Knapton, Brigadier-General Cecil Henry Foott, Claud Alfred Harris, Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker. For playgound - later community centre extension.14 
Land-UBeac*22 May 1940 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (5.6.17.18 part). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan, Leslie William George Knapton, Brigadier-General Cecil Henry Foott, Claud Alfred Harris, Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker to King George. For playgound - later community centre extension.15 
Land-UBeac10 Nov 1944 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 2). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to Dora Elizabeth Scott. 6a 0r 28p.16 
Land-UBeac*10 Nov 1944 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 3.4.5). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to Dora Elizabeth Scott. 15a 3r 10p.17 
Land-UBeac*23 Oct 1945 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 22.23). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to Samuel William Tetley.18 
Land-UBeac*5 May 1950 GEM-D-17.18.19. Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton. 59a 3r 18p.19 
Probate (Will)*1954 482/191. Barrister And Judge. Upper Beaconsfield.20 
Land-UBeac*13 Jan 1954 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1 part). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to Alexander Kilgour Brown. Transfer as to part 31a 1r 3p - l/p 41191 Lots 3 + 4 - C/T 8157-097 - to be Corringham subdivision.21 
Death*2 Oct 1954 "Pen Bryn", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D22746 age 81.22,23 
Death-Notice*5 Oct 1954BEVAN. - On October 2, at his home, Pen Bryn, Beaconsfield Upper, David John Davies, son of the late Llewellyn and Louisa J. Bevan, brother of Willett, Louis, and Vaughan (deceased), also Muriel, Gwladys, Sibyl, and Dorothy.24 
Land-Note*5 Apr 1955 David John Davies Bevan died on October 1954. Probate of his will has been granted to Doris Louise Bevan Widow and Doreen Louise Bevan Spinster both of "Pen Bryn" Upper Beaconsfield.25 
Land-UBeac21 Mar 1958 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1 part). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to Doris Louise Bevan. L/p 41191 - balance - Lot 1 (Pen Bryn) and Lot 2 along Corringham Road.26 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903246 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: barrister. With Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan and Louisa Jane Bevan and Hester Gwladys Bevan Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan.27
1909366 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: barrister. With Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan and Louisa Jane Bevan and Hester Gwladys Bevan.28
bt 1922 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Louisa Jane Bevan.29,30
bt 1925 - 1937Calembeen, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: late judge NT. With Doris Louise Bevan.31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38
bt 1942 - 1949Pen Bryn, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: late judge NT. With Doris Louise Bevan.39,40

Grave

  • Plot 1-010-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia41

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Dec 1913, Judge D J D Bevan of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory left Darwin on Wednesday by the s.s. Stuart for Melbourne. He is taking advantage of the long vacation in order to come to Victoria on private business. This information was communicated to the Minister for External Affairs (Mr Glynn) by telegram on Wednesday.42
  • 22 Mar 1917, G.N 55.17 - APPOINTMENT. His Honor Mr Justice David Bevan to be Special Magistrate and Justice of the Peace in and for the Northern Territory as from the 22nd day of December, 1916.
    J. A. GILRUTH, Administrator.43
  • 22 Jul 1918, OBITUARY. The Rev. Dr. Bevan. Regret will be occasioned throughout the Commonwealth by the announcement of the death in Adelaide on Friday night, of the Rev. Dr. Llewellyn Bevan. For 23 years he was pastor of the Collins street Congregational Church, and won in Melbourne general regard. Of venerable appearance, few men were better known as they passed in the city streets. His ministry, of which he celebrated the jubilee in 1915, was marked by vigour and much capacity as a preacher and administrator. During the past year he had been in failing health, and his death was not unexpected.
    The Rev. Dr. Bevan was born in 1842 at Llanelly, in Wales. The family was able to trace a connection with Lewis Rees, a well-known Congregational preacher of the 17th century. Dr. Bevan received his education first at a prepatory school in his native town and later at the University College School (London), New College (London), where he prepared for the ministry and University College, and finally he graduated B. A. and LL.B., London University, the latter with first-class honours.
    He was an exhibitioner in English and English Literature, and a Scholar with several prizes. In 1865 he became assistant miniter to Dr. Thomas Binney at King's Weigh House and later co-pastor, and in 1869 sole pastor. In 1906 Dr. Bevan spent the 40th anniversary of his ordination in London, and conducted a service in the new church that had replaced the historic Weigh House church. From 1860 to 1876 he was pastor of the famous Tottenham Court road Chapel. During this time he was professor of English at New College, and succeeded Huxley as a member of the London School Board, and had many other notable activities. In 1874 he visited America, and preached for two months at the Central Church, Brooklyn. From 1876 to 1882 he was minister of the Brick Presbyterian Church, New York, and in 1880 was moderator of the New York Presbytery and was created an honorary D.D. of Princetown University. He returned to London in 1882, and for three years was pastor of Highbury Quadrant. He declined to enter public life, though two Liberal seats were offered to him, including that of his native town, considering his first work that of a Christian minister. In 1886 he accepted the fourth call received from the Collins street Independent Church. In Melbourne he was identified with numerous philanthropic and public movements, including the Federation campaign, in which he spoke vigorously on many platforms. His ministry was most successful. He travelled through Australia on preaching and lecturing tours. He was chairman of the jury on education at the Melbourne International Exhibition. In 1909 he voluntarily resigned the pastorate, feeling that he had finished his work in this city, and the call was to a younger man. He became first principal of Parkin in Congregational College, Adelaide.
    In the pulpit he was a striking figure, and spoke with earnestness, clarity, and, on occasions, force in a mellifluous voice that was no less impressive from the platform. He was regarded as of "the old school," and the prominence and character of each of his four sons is a tribute to the influence of the father. Each of the sons was a Melbourne Grammarian.
    The eldest, the Rev. H. L. Willett, graduated M.A.at Melbourne University, and is now pastor of the Kilkenny Congregational Church, Adelaide. David D. J. graduated M.A. and LL.B., and became in 1912 the first judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. Louis R. O. having taken his M.A.degree at Melbourne, and LL.B. at Cambridge, with a first-class in Law Tripos, became a barrister of Gray's Inn, and is now professor of international law at Pekin University. P. Vaughan, M.A. and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, became professor of physical science at Royal Hollloway College, Egham, England, and died in 1913. The daughters are Mrs. Edward Walker, Camberwell; Mrs. Russell Hurditch, Upper Beaconsfield; and Dr. Sybil Bevan, attached to the Education department of New South Wales. At the Collins street Independent Church yesterday regretful reference to the depth of Dr. Bevan was made by the Rev. J. E. James, and the "Dead March in Saul" was played by the veteran church organist, Mr. G. Peake. A memorial service will be conducted in the church next Sunday.
    The funeral will take place in Adelaide to-day. The Collins street congregation will be represented by a former member, Mr. Howard Burgess.44
  • 6 Jun 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At a meeting it was resolved to form the Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association. Officers elected were: - President, Councillor Bevan; Secretary, Mr. C Colles; treasurer, Mr. N. Nathan: correspondent, Mr. P. Hurditch.45
  • 27 Mar 1929, TOURIST ROAD WANTED.
    Members of a deputation from Upper Beaconsfield which waited on the Minister for Public Works (Mr. Chandler) yesterday to ask that a section of the Prince's Highway be taken over by the Country Roads Board. Left to right: Messrs. Alured Kelly, D. N. McBride. Councillor Bevan, Mr. Knox, M.L.A., Mr. Walter, M.L.A., Mr. George Keys (shire engineer), and Mr. Frank Griffin.46
  • 23 Feb 1933, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. D. Bevan and family are holidaying at Seaford. They have Miss Bobbie Blaikie staying with them, and exepect to be away until the end of the month.47
  • 5 Mar 1934, At the annual meeting of the local tennis club the following officers were elected -President Judge Bevan: vice-presidents, Messrs Hurditch and T Greenwood; secretary, Miss R L Blaikie; treasurer, Mrs Knapton; captain, Mr Hurditch; vice-captain, Mr M Griffin.48
  • 15 Nov 1934, Other buyers of interest included Judge Bevan, who purchased an A.S.X. sedan for travelling between Melbourne and his Upper Beaconsfield home.49
  • 31 Jan 1939, BLAZE NEAR BERWICK. Homes in Danger.
    BERWICK, Monday. - A week-end home was destroyed and several other properties were endangered by a fire, which broke out shortly after 2 p.m. today near the reservoir, between Beaconsfield and Beaconsfield Upper.
    The fire ran up Walker's Gully toward Upper Beaconsfield. When the wind changed from the north to the west it headed toward Tumuc Valley and valuable orcharding districts. A change to the south about 7 pm helped to quell the intensity of the fire and aided the fighters in bringing it under control.
    The weekend home of Miss D. Rogers and its contents were destroyed, and a shed and a garage on the property of Mr. J. Ballantyne, and a shed on Mr. Ken Hudson's property were also destroyed.
    Strenuous efforts on the part of the fire-fighters saved the homes of Mr. Ballantyne, Dr. Day, Miss O. Bennie, and Mr. K. Hudson. Other houses which were in danger were those of Judge Bevan (the hedge of which caught fire), Mr. V. a'Beckett, Mrs. Renfrey, Mr. Hudson, sen., and Mr. C. R. Walker. Mr. Walker was delivering a lecture in Berwick in aid of the bush-fire appeal when he was called to his home.
    At 10.30 pm the fire was still burning in the timber country east of Beaconsfield Upper, but it is believed that no houses are in immediate danger. The fire was fought by approximately 300 volunteers from Beaconsfield, Upper Beaconsfield, Berwick, Dandenong, and surrounding districts.
    A change of wind to the north or east tomorrow would again make the situation very serious.50

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO "Mar Q [St Giles] 1b 567."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: New York City, New York, New York; Roll: 881; Family History Film: 1254881; Page: 424B; Enumeration District: 297; Image: 0008.
  3. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070287b.htm
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 474 002.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2280-974 -David John Davies Bevan of Albert Street East Melbourne Barrister-at-law - C/T 2864-628.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1607-348 - Adolphe Frederic Seelenmeyer to David John Davies Bevan of 364 Albert Street East Melbourne Barrister-at-Law.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1362-288 + C/T 1117-262 + C/T 1362-287 - Marks Herman to David John Davies Bevan - C/T 3246-099.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1332-330 - David John Davies Bevan of Albert Street East Melbourne Barrister at law.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2140-894 - David John Davies Bevan of 364 Albert Street East Melbourne Barrister-at-Law.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1607-348 - David John Davies Bevan to Archibald Osbourne Lewis of Collins Street Melbourne Accountant and Edmund Thomas Luke of Beaconsfield Artist proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 3767-324.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2879-675 - David John Davies Bevan of Penbryn Upper Beaconsfield Barrister at Law.
  12. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "#M6236."
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan died 12 September 1933. Probate of her will has been sealed with the Seal of the Supreme Court of Victoria upon the application of David John Davies Bevan of Beaconsfield Upper, Barrister at law, and George McEwin of "Morialta Chambers", Victoria Square West, Adelaide South Australia Solicitor.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-152 - David John Davies Bevan Barrister at Law, Cecil Henry Foott Retired Military Officer, Claud Alfred Harris Contractor, Leslie William George Knapton Orchardist and Charles Roy Walker Merchant - C/T 5917-263.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5917-263 - King George VI.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2140-894 - Dora Elizabeth Scott of Salisbury Road Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1332-330 - Dora Elizabeth Scott of Salisbury Road Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2879-675 - Samuel William Tetley of Upper Beaconsfield Real Estate Agent.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3246-099 - David John Davies Bevan to William Gustav Knapton and Frank Leslie Knapton both of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardists as tenants in common - C/T 7401-097.
  20. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 827; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 60.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2864-628 - transfer as to part 31a 1r 3p - 2617299 - C/T 8157-097 - Alexander Kilgour Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Labourer.
  22. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D22746 age 81."
  23. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Doreen GOTTSCHALK phone call 23 Apr 2009 - Judge Bevan suffered from dementia in old age."
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Oct 1954 p13.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2864-628 - David John Davies Bevan died on October 1954. Probate of his will has been granted to Doris Louise Bevan Widow and Doreen Louise Bevan Spinster both of "Pen Bryn" Upper Beaconsfield.
  26. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2864-628 - l/p 41191 -l/p 41191 - balance - Lot 1 (Pen Bryn) and Lot 2 along Corringham Road - C/T 8189-971 - Doris Louise Bevan of "Pen Bryn" Upper Beaconsfield Widow.
  27. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  28. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  29. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  30. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  31. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925 "only Doris' address listed as Calembeen."
  32. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  33. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  34. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  35. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  36. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  37. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  38. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  39. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  40. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  41. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-010-A     Bevan     Louisa Jane     F     89     14/09/1933     898
    1-010-A     Bevan     John Davies     M     76     4/10/1954     1343.
  42. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Dec 1913 p5.
  43. [S14] Newspaper - Northern Territory Times and Gazette: 22 Mar 1917 p21.
  44. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Jul 1918 p4.
  45. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Jun 1927, p12.
  46. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Mar 1929 p5.
  47. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "23 Feb 1933, p4."
  48. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1934, p3.
  49. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 15 Nov 1934, p26.
  50. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Jan 1939 p2.
Last Edited22 Nov 2018

Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan

M, #505, b. 11 Sep 1842, d. 19 Jul 1918
Rev Llewelyn David BEVAN
(1842-1918)
Note* Story that the Rev. Dr Bevan used to bring fallen girls to the house -- a sort of a mission. Also it is said that there was a baby left on his doormat -- he kept the child whose name was Dorothy Wilkins, who married Mr Love of Dickie Road after he got a divorce.1 
Birth*11 Sep 1842 Llanelly, Carmarthen, Wales.2 
Marriage*2 Apr 1870Spouse: Louisa Jane Willett. Southampton, Hampshire, England, Jun Q [Southampton] 2c 47.3,4
 
Census*3 Jun 1880Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan, 37, appeared as Head of Household on the census of 3 Jun 1880 at 14 East 37th Street, New York, USA; Age 37 - clergyman. Living with them were 4 servants all born in Wales.5
(Migrant) Migration/Travel6 Nov 1886 Sailing with Louisa Jane Willett, Hester Gwladys Bevan, Rev Hopkin Llewelyn Willett Bevan, Judge David John Davies Bevan, Louis Rhys Oxley Bevan, Penry Vaughan Bevan, Muriel Eliza Marian Bevan, Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Valetta. They travelled with a maid, aged 30.
Age 44.2,6 
(Reverend) Marriage25 Mar 1902Performed marriage of: Sophia Frances Salmon and Albert John Gleed; Ascot Vale, VIC, Australia.7 
Land-UBeac28 Jan 1914 GEM-C-78. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan Louisa Jane Bevan. About 260a.8 
Land-UBeac*28 Jan 1914 GEM-C-22.28.29. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan Louisa Jane Bevan. 59a 2r 18p.9 
Death*19 Jul 1918 Kent Town, Adelaide, SA, Australia.2 
Death-Notice*22 Jul 1918BEVAN.-The Funeral of the late REV. DR. BEVAN will leave his late residence, Parkin College, North-terrace, Kent Town, at 1 o'clock, on MONDAY, 22nd July, for Stow Church, thence to West-terrace Cemetery, arriv ing at about 2.30.
EMULATION LODGE, NO. 32 BRETHREN of the LODGE are invited to MEET at STOW CHURCH, THIS DAY (Monday), at 1.30 p.m., and thence follow the Remains of our VERY WOR. BRO. DR. L. D. BEVAN to the West-terrace Cemetery. Vehicles will be provided. By order, WM. HERBERT JONES, Secretary.10 
Probate (Will)*8 Jan 1919 162/453. Principal Of Congregational College. Owned
- All those pieces of land containing 81 acres 3 roods 16 perches being Crown Allotments 17, 18 and 19 of section D and parts of Crown Allotment 1A. Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, registered in the name of David John Davies Bevan. Valued at £210.
- The one-half interest of the deceased in all those pieces of land containing 320 acres 1 rood 16 perches or thereabouts being part of Crown Allotments 22, 28, 29 and 78 Section C Parish of Gembrook aforessaid registered in the joint names of the deceased and Louisa Jane Bevan. Valued at £677.10.0.
- all that piece of land being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section 8 at East Melbourne, City of Melbourne, Parish of North Melbourne, County of Bourke upon which are erceted two houses known as No 364 and 366 Albert Street. Valued at £4,625.
- the one-half interest of the deceased in all that piece of land containing 1 acre 1 rood 26 perches being part of Crown Portion 6 Parish of Bellarine County of Grant registered in the joint names of the deceased and Louisa Jane Bevan. Valued at £244.11 
Land-Note*6 Mar 1920 GEM-C-22.28.29.78: Louisa Jane Bevan is now sole proprietor.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Hopkin BEVAN, 105 Park Street, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, WalesAge 8 - Scholar13
7 Apr 1861John BATES, 11 Queens Terrace, Marylebone, London, EnglandAge 18 - University Student - Boarder14
1903246 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clergyman. With Louisa Jane Bevan. With Judge David John Davies Bevan, Hester Gwladys Bevan, Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan.15
1909366 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clergyman. With Louisa Jane Bevan. With Judge David John Davies Bevan Hester Gwladys Bevan.16

Family

Louisa Jane Willett b. 15 Apr 1844, d. 12 Sep 1933
Children 1.Hester Gwladys Bevan b. 1870, d. 18 Jan 1968
 2.Rev Hopkin Llewelyn Willett Bevan+ b. 26 Jul 1871, d. 28 Dec 1933
 3.Judge David John Davies Bevan+ b. Mar 1873, d. 2 Oct 1954
 4.Louis Rhys Oxley Bevan+ b. 7 Feb 1874, d. 13 Oct 1946
 5.Penry Vaughan Bevan+ b. 20 Feb 1875, d. 15 Dec 1913
 6.Muriel Eliza Marian Bevan+ b. Dec 1876, d. 30 Sep 1955
 7.Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan b. 1879, d. 6 Jun 1962
 8.Dorothy Leigh Bevan+34 b. 1893, d. Jun 1970

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Dec 1889, BEVAN. —On the 18th inst., at Albert-street, East Melbourne, Mrs. Eliza Bevan, beloved mother of Rev. Dr. Bevan, aged 67.
    THE FUNERAL SERVICE of Mrs. ELIZA BEVAN (mother of Rev. Dr. Bevan) will be held at the Collins-street Independent Church on Friday, 20th December, at 11 a.m., and the cortège will proceed thence to the Melbourne Cemetery.
    Friends will kindly receive this intimation.
    W. G. RAVEN, Undertaker.17
  • 20 Jul 1895, Open Letters III. To the Rev. Dr. Bevan
    Full article see: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17452045418
  • 12 Mar 1902, "The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats," was the text recently preached from by a well-known divine, as much noted for his hair as his eloquence, who has purchased the highest hill in Beaconsfield on which he will build a summer residence. He will be an addition to the neighbourhood, and we may safely anticipate that he will not "go hence like a shadow that departeth," or "be driven away as the grasshopper," nor yet "become like a pelican in the wilderness," or "an owl in the desert."
    "An high hill, a very high hill, is the hill of Bevan.
    Perhaps the pious D.D. thinks 'twill bring him nearer heaven;
    Of worldly goods he thinks a lot, of raiment and of food,
    With lofty air he thunders forth that others should be good.
    It looks suspicious, for he says he's down on all the "totes,"
    But the high hills we're told are for the "gamboling" of wild goat.
    In Beaconsfield the trees are thick, the vegetation's rare,"
    The parson there, with huge moustache, has often to take care;
    Let Bevan mind lest he they find fast hanging to a tree,
    As scripture told did one of old with half as much as he.19
  • 2 Sep 1903, Two new houses have been built here recently, one a handsome brick house for Dr. Bevan, one what is known as the Big House Hill; and the other a neat wooden villa for Mr. Bunt, near the Tower. It is rumored that a well known local resident has purchased a block of land close to the Post Office, where he purposes erecting a villa in the near future. The alteration of the time of running our early morning train is meeting with a good deal of opposition here, as it is con sidered if the alteration is made that our district as a summer resort will suffer. At present the train allows the business man to reach town in time for business, but if it is altered from 7.15 to 8.15 it will mean that be will just reach town an hour too late. I believe that a petition has already been forwarded to the traffic manager asking him to allow the time to remain as at present. I am pleased to record that Mr. W. H. Goff head teacher at the local Grammar School has completely recovered from his recent indisposition, and is now able to take charge of his school again. The proposed euchre tournament which is to take place on Friday, 4th September, promises to be great success. We have had a great quantity of rain lately, and fine weather is needed now, as our orchardists are beginning to talk about spraying, and that is a job that cannot be done in wet weather.20
  • 14 Oct 1903, Quite a number of new people are coming to settle in the district. Sir Geo. Sydenham Clarke will be the guest of Dr. Bevan, at Upper Beaconsfield, where he has a fine house built, for a few days next week.21
  • 2 Feb 1907, Information was received yesterday that the Rev Dr Bevan is confined to bed suffering from bruises and shock as the result of an accident while driving on Thursday from the railway station at Beaconsfield to his residence at Upper Beaconsfield Miss Bevan, who was with her father in the conveyance received a cut on the head, but except for the shock is not otherwise hurt. Miss Pitts, daughter of Mr J. M. Pitts of the Legislative Council staff, the only other occupant of the conveyance, escaped uninjured. Although Dr Bevan is not expected to be able to preach for the next two Sundays, he hopes to be able to entertain the metropolitan Congregational ministers at the retreat at Upper Beaconsfield to be held from February 18 to 22 inclusive.22
  • 6 Feb 1907, In addition to the severe bruising sustained by the Rev. Dr. Bevan as the result of a buggy accident at Upper Beaconsfield last Thursday, it was subsequently ascertained by medical examination that Dr. Bevan had several of the sinews of one arm torn. This injury is of a painful character, and probably the reverend gentleman tvill not be able to resume his clerical duties as soon us he at first anticipated.23
  • 31 Aug 1909, (Marriage of Bryan Barraclough's Parents) BARRACLOUGH-GAZE.-June 25, 1909, at the Congregational Church, Kew, Melbourne, by the Rev. Dr. Bevan, Francis Egerton, younger son of the late William Henry Barraclough, to Ethel Gwendoline, second daughter of Alfred Henry Gaze.24
  • 21 Jan 1914, Dr Bevan, who has been stay ing at "'Penrhyn'" for some time recruiting his health, leaves for Sydney this week to attend to some important business in con nection with the Congregational Church. He expects to be ab sent from the district for about a month.25
  • 9 Nov 1914, The Rev Dr and Mrs Bevan arrived by the Adelaide express yesterday and will spend part of the summer vacation at their home at Beaconsfield Upper. Owing to the unsettled state of affairs, Dr Bevan has decided not to travel abroad this year.26
  • 25 May 1916, From W Spowers, Melbourne, asking that the road be attended to near Dr Bevan's property, Upper Beaconsfield. Attended to.27
  • 15 Nov 1916, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. - For SALE or to LET, comfortable 6-roomed HOUSE, land 2 acres or more, convenient position, fine views. Apply Dr. Bevan, Upper Beaconsfield.28
  • 22 Jul 1918, OBITUARY. The Rev. Dr. Bevan. Regret will be occasioned throughout the Commonwealth by the announcement of the death in Adelaide on Friday night, of the Rev. Dr. Llewellyn Bevan. For 23 years he was pastor of the Collins street Congregational Church, and won in Melbourne general regard. Of venerable appearance, few men were better known as they passed in the city streets. His ministry, of which he celebrated the jubilee in 1915, was marked by vigour and much capacity as a preacher and administrator. During the past year he had been in failing health, and his death was not unexpected.
    The Rev. Dr. Bevan was born in 1842 at Llanelly, in Wales. The family was able to trace a connection with Lewis Rees, a well-known Congregational preacher of the 17th century. Dr. Bevan received his education first at a prepatory school in his native town and later at the University College School (London), New College (London), where he prepared for the ministry and University College, and finally he graduated B. A. and LL.B., London University, the latter with first-class honours.
    He was an exhibitioner in English and English Literature, and a Scholar with several prizes. In 1865 he became assistant miniter to Dr. Thomas Binney at King's Weigh House and later co-pastor, and in 1869 sole pastor. In 1906 Dr. Bevan spent the 40th anniversary of his ordination in London, and conducted a service in the new church that had replaced the historic Weigh House church. From 1860 to 1876 he was pastor of the famous Tottenham Court road Chapel. During this time he was professor of English at New College, and succeeded Huxley as a member of the London School Board, and had many other notable activities. In 1874 he visited America, and preached for two months at the Central Church, Brooklyn. From 1876 to 1882 he was minister of the Brick Presbyterian Church, New York, and in 1880 was moderator of the New York Presbytery and was created an honorary D.D. of Princetown University. He returned to London in 1882, and for three years was pastor of Highbury Quadrant. He declined to enter public life, though two Liberal seats were offered to him, including that of his native town, considering his first work that of a Christian minister. In 1886 he accepted the fourth call received from the Collins street Independent Church. In Melbourne he was identified with numerous philanthropic and public movements, including the Federation campaign, in which he spoke vigorously on many platforms. His ministry was most successful. He travelled through Australia on preaching and lecturing tours. He was chairman of the jury on education at the Melbourne International Exhibition. In 1909 he voluntarily resigned the pastorate, feeling that he had finished his work in this city, and the call was to a younger man. He became first principal of Parkin in Congregational College, Adelaide.
    In the pulpit he was a striking figure, and spoke with earnestness, clarity, and, on occasions, force in a mellifluous voice that was no less impressive from the platform. He was regarded as of "the old school," and the prominence and character of each of his four sons is a tribute to the influence of the father. Each of the sons was a Melbourne Grammarian.
    The eldest, the Rev. H. L. Willett, graduated M.A.at Melbourne University, and is now pastor of the Kilkenny Congregational Church, Adelaide. David D. J. graduated M.A. and LL.B., and became in 1912 the first judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. Louis R. O. having taken his M.A.degree at Melbourne, and LL.B. at Cambridge, with a first-class in Law Tripos, became a barrister of Gray's Inn, and is now professor of international law at Pekin University. P. Vaughan, M.A. and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, became professor of physical science at Royal Hollloway College, Egham, England, and died in 1913. The daughters are Mrs. Edward Walker, Camberwell; Mrs. Russell Hurditch, Upper Beaconsfield; and Dr. Sybil Bevan, attached to the Education department of New South Wales. At the Collins street Independent Church yesterday regretful reference to the depth of Dr. Bevan was made by the Rev. J. E. James, and the "Dead March in Saul" was played by the veteran church organist, Mr. G. Peake. A memorial service will be conducted in the church next Sunday.
    The funeral will take place in Adelaide to-day. The Collins street congregation will be represented by a former member, Mr. Howard Burgess.29
  • 1 Aug 1918, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. A gloom was cast over this locality when the Age announced the death of the old Divine, (Dr. Bevan), and when the flag in the reserve floated half-mast high. He was much respected here, where he has spent his weeks of leave from his earnest work, which has been the aim of his life trying to uplift the minds of his fellow men, and consoling - and alleviating suffering. He devoted over 50 years to this work in London, New York, and in Victoria, and his name will, be passed on to posterity as one to be respected.30
  • 6 Sep 1918, The members of the Congregational Church, Melbourne, have decided to perpetuate the memory of the late Dr Bevan; their old pastor, by placing a stained glass window in the church. In view of the fact that Dr Bevan was so widely and favorably known, it has been decided to throw open the fund to any of his many friends who may desire to participate in placing, this concrete testimony to his revered memory.31
  • 9 Mar 1935, SALES BY AUCTION. K. GARDNER AND LANG PTY. LTD., AUCTIONEERS, THURSDAY NEXT, MARCH 14. At Ten O'clock, In the Main Hall, ANZAC HOUSE, 151 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE.
    Under Instructions from the Trustees of the Estate of the Late Reverend Dr. Bevan and Other Vendors.
    IMPORTANT SALE BY AUCTION.
    MAGNIFICENT MAHOGANY FURNISHINGS AND ANTIQUE CHINESE CHINA.
    Including:—
    MAGNIFICENT HORIZONTAL SEMI-GRAND PIANO by Bluthner. HANDSOME GEORGIAN MAHOGANY PEDESTAL SIDEBOARD. RARE OLD CHIPPENDALE SOLID MAHOGANY DINING TABLE. FEATHER MAHOGANY PEDESTAL WRITING TABLE. MASSIVE MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE CHEST OF FIVE DRAWERS. RARE OLD MAHOGANY CHIPPENDALE WASHSTAND. BEAUTIFUL FEATHER MAHOGANY PEDESTAL SIDEBOARD.
    SET OF SIX GEORGIAN MAHOGANY CHAIRS. ANTIQUE MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE. EXQUISITE MAHOGANY DRAWING-ROOM SETTINGS. BEAUTIFUL "MARQUETRY INLAID LOUIS COMMODE. 12 RARE OLD MAHOGANY CHAIRS, by HEPPELWHITE, CHIPPENDALE, and SHERATON. SPLENDID MAHOGANY and CEDAR DOUBLE DOOR WARDROBE. TWO FINE OLD GEORGIAN MAHOGANY ARMCHAIRS. MAGNIFICENT HAND-CARVED INDIAN ROSEWOOD EXHIBITION CENTRE TABLE. EXQUISITE LOUIS QUINZE DISPLAY CABINET. FINE OLD FIGURED MAHOGANY BOOKCASE. 12 ANTIQUE HEPPLEWHITE CHAIRS.
    THE VALUABLE OLD CHINESE CHINA AND CURIOS
    Include Many Rare and Valuable Examples, Viz.:—
    VERY FINE MUSHARA-BYA HAND-CARVED 3-FOLD SCREEN. CHINESE PAKWA BOWL, VERY RARE SATSUMA BOWL. LARGE KAGA-KUTANI COVERED BOWL. LARGE OLD PEKIN CLOISONNE VASE. LARGE KUKIANO CRACKLE-WARE VASE. VERY FINE CHINESE POSEWOOD BRIC-A-BRAC CABINET. CHINESE BOTTLE-SHAPED JAR. VALUABLE COLLECTION OF OLD CHINESE COINS. RARE OLD PAIR BRONZE TEMPLE INCENSE BURNERS. TALL PAIR MANDARIN CHINA VASES, ROYAL MANCHU COURT COAT. CHINESE ADMIRAL CEREMONIAL COAT. CHINESE CRACKLE-WARE VASE. ALSO EXTREMELY RARE SELECTION OF CHINA BRIC-A-BRAC AND GENUINE GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUES.
    TO BE SOLD AT 2 P.M.
    VALUABLE OIL PAINTINGS AND WATER-COLOURS, By famous Australian, English, and Continental Artists: Edvino Brooke, P. de Tommassi,
    C. Douglas Richardson, M. Gaiser, Peter Wonwerman, B. Herald, Piranesi, Sir John Gilbert, R. A. Richard Wilson, John Terris, J. B. Bristol, P. S. Nerli, J H Scheltema, Alleged Rembrandt, Set of 7 Raphael cartoons by T. Holloway, W. Follen Bishop, Blanmire Young, Theo Brooke Hansen, E. Roesler Franz, S. T. Gill, R. Bonheur, J. Ford Paterson
    Removed from Upper Beaconsfield for Convenience of Sale
    VIEW WEDNESDAY NEXT, 13th MARCH, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Catalogues 6d. Each (Postage Free). Auctioneers:
    K. GARDNER AND LANG PTY. LTD., 90 Swanston Street. Cent. 6017 (3 Lines).32

Australian Dictionary of Biography

BEVAN, LLEWELYN DAVID (1842-1918), Congregational minister, was born on 11 September 1842 at Llanelly, Carmarthen, Wales, son of Hopkin Bevan, actuary, and his wife Eliza, née Davies, a Congregational minister's daughter, and was related to prominent Dissenting preachers on both sides of his family. Raised in a cultured home atmosphere, Bevan attended University College School, London, boarding in a pious household where he matched his wits and physical strength with young ministers. He abandoned his plans for a legal career when he was converted by the preaching of Henry Grattan Guinness. A 'fine big boy, with dark flowing locks', he entered New College, then under Dr Robert Halley, father of his friend J. J. Halley, as a lay student in 1858. As an exhibitioner and prizeman he completed his B. A. in 1862 and LL.B. with honours in 1865 at the University of London, spending his last year at University College.
After ordination in 1865, Bevan assisted Dr. Thomas Binney at the King's Weigh House Chapel and in 1869-75 he was minister of Tottenham Court Chapel. He was early influenced by the Christian Socialist movement, and his popular London ministry was characterized by his concern for education and the welfare of the workers. He won the Marylebone seat on the London School Board on the minority 'free, compulsory and secular' platform in 1873, and in 1866-76 was active as a councillor of the Working Men's College founded in 1854 by F. D. Maurice, whose Bible class Bevan also took over. He preached at social crusades and revival meetings as well as lecturing in English at New College. By 1874, when he ministered for two months at the Central Church, Brooklyn, New York, Bevan had acquired an international reputation. He received calls from leading churches including Collins Street Independent Church, Melbourne, and finally accepted the ministry of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York in 1876, becoming moderator of the New York Presbytery in 1880. In 1882, honoured with a Princeton doctorate, he removed to London as minister of the newly formed Highbury Quadrant (Congregational) Church. Such was his interest in social questions and his popularity that he was urged to stand for parliament, with the choice of three Liberal seats in Wales and one in North London, but in 1886, partly for the health of his family and in response to a fourth call, he accepted the ministry of Collins Street Independent Church. With his wife Louisa Jane, née Willett, whom he had married at Southampton on 2 April 1870, and his family, he reached Melbourne in the Valetta on 6 November 1886.
For twenty-three years Bevan was a leader of Protestant intellectual life in Melbourne. Although he became less insistent on some of his Gladstonian Liberal beliefs such as Irish Home Rule and free trade, he remained an ardent advocate of educational and social reform. In 1888-89 (also in 1898-99 and 1909-10) he was chairman of the Congregational Union of Victoria and made numerous visits overseas in the interests of wider Congregationalism, serving as a vice-president of its international councils at London in 1891 and Boston in 1899. He was chairman of the jury of education at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition of 1888, for which he was honoured by the French government, and in 1891 he served on a parliamentary committee to study the educational systems of France, Germany and the United States. In 1889, during the London dockers' strike, he addressed the public meeting organized in Melbourne by the Congregational Union and the Trades Hall Council to raise funds for strikers' families and, in 1892, with Rev. A. Gosman he was an advocate of labour colonies. An ardent believer in Australian Federation, based on an imperial federation ideal, he lectured tirelessly, one of his hymns on the subject being published in the Congregational hymnal. In the Federal election of 1901 he resisted pressure to stand against J. C. Manifold for Corangamite. He opposed the White Australia policy, but believed Australia had a right to its own Monroe doctrine in the Western Pacific.
In 1909 Bevan decided to lighten his ministerial load. From 1888 he had lectured in church history at the Congregational College of Victoria and in February 1910 he became principal of Parkin (Congregational) College, Adelaide, holding this position until he died there on 19 July 1918. For twenty-five years he had suffered from diabetes and ultimately from peripheral vascular disease. His successor, E. S. Kiek, thought him neither a profound nor exact scholar, but a man of wide culture. The Bevan lectures were given at Parkin in his memory in 1927-56.
Bevan was regarded as a great preacher with a mellifluous voice and 'the fiery eloquence of John Bright' whom he physically resembled. Randolph Bedford described him as 'a pink, portly bishoplike man, his plump and innocent face framed in hair, white and fine as cotton wool'. Conscious of his middle-class station, he retained enough Maurice-type social conscience to insist on equal opportunities in education, especially for women, and to deplore exploitation of the workers such as sweating and organized gambling. His forte, however, was cultural. He delighted in musical evenings and eisteddfods and in creating a salon atmosphere at home and church gatherings, bringing together, for instance, Archbishop Carr, Rabbi Joseph Abrahams, and 'the third wise man', a notorious ragged scholar of the Melbourne streets. Bevan was a bibliophile, collector of antique ceramics, and recognized student of Ibsen. He was also a gifted raconteur, able to draw on personal recollections of the distinguished people he had known in Europe and America, including Gladstone, Mill, Emerson, Holmes and Longfellow. Holding a 'liberal Evangelical' theology and blessed with a sense of humour, he eschewed fundamentalism but joined in evangelistic crusades such as the American-inspired Simultaneous Mission of 1902. Many of his sermons and addresses were published.
His wife Louisa Jane Bevan (1844-1933), was born on 11 April 1844 at Norwich, England, elder daughter of John Willett, physician, and his wife Mary Ann, née Oxley. She learned French, German and Italian while sewing for the village poor at Market Lavington, Wiltshire. On her father's death the family moved to Southampton where Louisa became a member of the Above Bar Chapel and taught a young women's Bible class until her marriage. In New York in 1879 she suffered a spinal injury in a fall from a hammock and could never afterwards sit in an ordinary chair.
Louisa Bevan shared her husband's intellectual and musical interests, wrote and illustrated poems and hymns which were occasionally published, and at 60 learned Greek and Sanskrit in order to assist him. She was active in the National Council of Women and in October 1890 organized a women's philanthropic and cultural circle known as Daughters of the Court (afterwards Friends in Council). In 1920 she compiled and edited The Life and Reminiscences of Llewelyn David Bevan (Melbourne). She died at the family home, Pen Bryn, at Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, on 12 September 1933. There were seven children and an adopted daughter. The four sons earned the reputation of 'the brainy, brawny Bevans' at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, and at Melbourne and British universities: Hopkin Llewelyn Willett (1871-1933) was a mission teacher in Shanghai, then a Congregational minister in South Australia, and married Beatrice, poet and critic, a member of Louisa Bevan's circle and daughter of W. M. K. Vale; David John Davies (1873-1954) became first judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory; Louis Rhys Oxley (1874-1946) was a professor of law in China; Penry Vaughan (1875-1913) was a professor of physical sciences at Royal Holloway College, University of London. Of the daughters, Sibyl became a medical officer in the New South Wales Public Service.
Portraits in oils by George Webb of Llewelyn and Louisa Bevan are held by the family. A caricature likeness by 'B.A.L.' in the series 'Representative men' was published in the Leader in 1901. The Bevan collection of Australian books was purchased by Newman College, University of Melbourne.33

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  15. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  16. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Dec 1889, p1.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - The Champion (Melbourne), 20 Jul 1895, p1.
  19. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 12 Mar 1902, p2.
  20. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Sep 1903, p2.
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 14 Oct 1903, p2.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Feb 1907, p19.
  23. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 6 Feb 1907, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196166034
  24. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 31 Aug 1909, p6.
  25. [S14] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette, 21 Jan 1914, p3.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Nov 1914 p8.
  27. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 25 May 1916, p3.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Nov 1916, p4.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Jul 1918 p4.
  30. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "1 Aug 1918, p2."
  31. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "6 Sep 1918, p3."
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Mar 1935, p2.
  33. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Select Bibliography: J. Currie jnr, Notes on Travel (Edinb, 1890); J. E. Ritchie, An Australian Ramble (Lond, 1890); R. Bedford, Naught to Thirty-Three (Syd, 1944); E. S. Kiek, Our First Hundred Years (Adel, 1950); Victorian Congregational Year Book, 1886-1919; Congregationalist (Melbourne), 1 Aug 1918; Leader (Melbourne), 4 Sept 1886, 24 Aug 1901; Bulletin, 6 Sept 1890; Weekly Times (Melbourne), 6 Apr 1895; Punch (Melbourne), 22 Aug 1907; Advertiser (Adelaide), 20 July 1918; Register (Adelaide), 20 July 1918; Argus (Melbourne), 22 July 1918, 13 Sept 1933; family records (privately held).

    Print Publication Details: Niel Gunson, 'Bevan, Louisa Jane (1844 - 1933)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 283-285.
  34. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12598 age 77."
Last Edited8 Jul 2018

Louisa Jane Willett

F, #506, b. 15 Apr 1844, d. 12 Sep 1933
Louisa BEVAN (nee WILLETT)
(1844-1933)
Married NameBevan. 
Birth*15 Apr 1844 Bishop's Lavington, Wiltshire, England, Jun Q [Devices] 8 338.1,2,3 
Marriage*2 Apr 1870Spouse: Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan. Southampton, Hampshire, England, Jun Q [Southampton] 2c 47.2,3
 
(Member of Household) Census3 Jun 1880(Head of Household) Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan; 14 East 37th Street, New York, USA.
Age 36 - Making House4
(Migrant) Migration/Travel6 Nov 1886 Sailing with Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan, Hester Gwladys Bevan, Rev Hopkin Llewelyn Willett Bevan, Judge David John Davies Bevan, Louis Rhys Oxley Bevan, Penry Vaughan Bevan, Muriel Eliza Marian Bevan, Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Valetta. They travelled with a maid, aged 30.
Age 42.5,6 
Land-UBeac*16 Oct 1913 GEM-C-15.16.17.17A.20. Transfer from Thomas Clement Fisher to Louisa Jane Bevan Hester Gwladys Hurditch.7 
Land-UBeac16 Oct 1913 GEM-C-19. Transfer from Grace Matilda Fisher to Louisa Jane Bevan Hester Gwladys Hurditch.8 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac28 Jan 1914 GEM-C-78. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan Louisa Jane Bevan. About 260a.9 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac28 Jan 1914 GEM-C-22.28.29. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan Louisa Jane Bevan. 59a 2r 18p.10 
Widow19 Jul 1918She became a widow upon the death of her husband Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan.5 
Land-Note*6 Mar 1920 GEM-C-22.28.29.78: Louisa Jane Bevan is now sole proprietor.11 
Land-UBeac*4 May 1920 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Victorian Orchardist's Co-operative Association Ltd. 3a.12 
Land-UBeac*24 May 1922 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Country Roads Board. 2a 1r 3p.13 
Land-UBeac*13 Aug 1925 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Claud Alfred Harris. 8a 1r 17p.14 
Land-UBeac*21 Jul 1933 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Arthur Leighton Richardson John Winton Richardson. 150a 1r 12p (area bounded by McKenzie Road (extension), Beac-Emerald Road following the line of C-22 but not including it - see C/T.)15 
Death*12 Sep 1933 Pen Bryn, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D15619 age 89 [par John WILLETT & Mary Ann OXLEY].16 
Death-Notice*13 Sep 1933BEVAN -On the 12th September at Beaconsfield Upper, Louisa Jane, widow of the late Llewelyn D Bevan, minister of the Independent Church, Collins street, aged 89 years.
BEVAN-Friends of the late LOUISA JANE BEVAN are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery.
Friends are invited to a service at her residence, Pen Bryn, Upper Beaconsfield at 2.30 and will arrive at cemetery at 3.30 To-morrow (Thursday September 14). JOHN GRANT Undertaker Berwick Tel 25.17 
Land-Note*29 Jun 1934 GEM-C-78 (part).22.28.29: Louisa Jane Bevan died 12 September 1933. Probate of her will has been sealed with the Seal of the Supreme Court of Victoria upon the application of David John Davies Bevan of Beaconsfield Upper, Barrister at law, and George McEwin of "Morialta Chambers", Victoria Square West, Adelaide South Australia Solicitor.18 
Land-UBeac*8 Jan 1941 GEM-C-28.29. Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Albert Edward Tonks. 39a 2r 17p.19 
Land-UBeac31 Dec 1942 GEM-C-78 (part) C-22. Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Arthur Leighton Richardson John Winton Richardson. 116a 3r 7p (balance) including GEM-C-22.20 
Probate (Will)*1933 262/807. Widow. Beaconsfield Upper.21 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903246 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan. With Judge David John Davies Bevan, Hester Gwladys Bevan, Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan.22
1909366 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan. With Judge David John Davies Bevan Hester Gwladys Bevan.23
1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia24
bt 1922 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: late judge NT. With Judge David John Davies Bevan.25,26

Grave

  • Plot 1-010-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia27

Family

Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan b. 11 Sep 1842, d. 19 Jul 1918
Children 1.Hester Gwladys Bevan b. 1870, d. 18 Jan 1968
 2.Rev Hopkin Llewelyn Willett Bevan+ b. 26 Jul 1871, d. 28 Dec 1933
 3.Judge David John Davies Bevan+ b. Mar 1873, d. 2 Oct 1954
 4.Louis Rhys Oxley Bevan+ b. 7 Feb 1874, d. 13 Oct 1946
 5.Penry Vaughan Bevan+ b. 20 Feb 1875, d. 15 Dec 1913
 6.Muriel Eliza Marian Bevan+ b. Dec 1876, d. 30 Sep 1955
 7.Sibyl Ceredwyn Bevan b. 1879, d. 6 Jun 1962
 8.Dorothy Leigh Bevan+35 b. 1893, d. Jun 1970

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Nov 1914, The Rev Dr and Mrs Bevan arrived by the Adelaide express yesterday and will spend part of the summer vacation at their home at Beaconsfield Upper. Owing to the unsettled state of affairs, Dr Bevan has decided not to travel abroad this year.28
  • 19 Apr 1924, Social Notes. Mrs. L. J. Bevan, widow of the Rev. Principal Bevan, for many years the minister of the Independent Church, Melbourne, celebrated the eightieth anniversary of her birth on April 15, and was congratulated by many friends. Since the death of her husband Mrs. Bevan has lived at Upper Beaconsfield.29
  • 19 Apr 1932, Mrs Bevan, widow of the late Rev Dr Bevan, who for 15 months has been seriously ill, celebrated her 88th birthday on Friday, when she received a large number of flowers, letters, and telegrams, from friends.30
  • 24 Jul 1933, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—The Messrs. Richardson have purchased 150 acres of land, part of the property known as Ferndale, from Mrs. Bevan.31
  • 13 Sep 1933, Death Of Widow Of Rev. Dr. Bevan - MELBOURNE, September 12.
    The death occurred at Upper Beaconsfield today of Mrs. Louisa Jane Bevan, widow of the Rev. Dr. L. L. D. Bevan, who formerly was minister at Collins street Independent Church. Mrs. Bevan, who was aged 89 years, went to Adelaide when Dr. Bevan was appointed Principal of Parkin College and upon his death in 1918 she went to live at Upper Beaconsfield with her daughter. Mrs. C. P. R. Hurditch. She has left three sons, the Rev. Willett Bevan, of Gawler (S.A.), Judge Bevan, of Upper Beaconsfield, and Mr L. R. O. Bevan, of Peking. China, and four daughters.32
  • 15 Sep 1933, Obituary. The funeral of the late Mrs L J Bevan, who died at Upper Beaconsfield on Tuesday, took place at the Berwick Cemetery yesterday. The service at the house was conducted by the Revs T W Greenwood J D Northey, and G Muller The service at the graveside was conducted by the Revs A Penry Evans, J W Jones and Edward Taylor. The pall bearers were the Rev Walter Albiston, Lieut.-Colonel Knox MLA, Messrs W Warren Kerr, H Norman, Peter Tait, Nelson Dowling, H Edwards, H Walker and J Myung.33

Australian Dictionary of Biography

BEVAN, LLEWELYN DAVID (1842-1918), Congregational minister, was born on 11 September 1842 at Llanelly, Carmarthen, Wales, son of Hopkin Bevan, actuary, and his wife Eliza, née Davies, a Congregational minister's daughter, and was related to prominent Dissenting preachers on both sides of his family. Raised in a cultured home atmosphere, Bevan attended University College School, London, boarding in a pious household where he matched his wits and physical strength with young ministers. He abandoned his plans for a legal career when he was converted by the preaching of Henry Grattan Guinness. A 'fine big boy, with dark flowing locks', he entered New College, then under Dr Robert Halley, father of his friend J. J. Halley, as a lay student in 1858. As an exhibitioner and prizeman he completed his B. A. in 1862 and LL.B. with honours in 1865 at the University of London, spending his last year at University College.
After ordination in 1865, Bevan assisted Dr. Thomas Binney at the King's Weigh House Chapel and in 1869-75 he was minister of Tottenham Court Chapel. He was early influenced by the Christian Socialist movement, and his popular London ministry was characterized by his concern for education and the welfare of the workers. He won the Marylebone seat on the London School Board on the minority 'free, compulsory and secular' platform in 1873, and in 1866-76 was active as a councillor of the Working Men's College founded in 1854 by F. D. Maurice, whose Bible class Bevan also took over. He preached at social crusades and revival meetings as well as lecturing in English at New College. By 1874, when he ministered for two months at the Central Church, Brooklyn, New York, Bevan had acquired an international reputation. He received calls from leading churches including Collins Street Independent Church, Melbourne, and finally accepted the ministry of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York in 1876, becoming moderator of the New York Presbytery in 1880. In 1882, honoured with a Princeton doctorate, he removed to London as minister of the newly formed Highbury Quadrant (Congregational) Church. Such was his interest in social questions and his popularity that he was urged to stand for parliament, with the choice of three Liberal seats in Wales and one in North London, but in 1886, partly for the health of his family and in response to a fourth call, he accepted the ministry of Collins Street Independent Church. With his wife Louisa Jane, née Willett, whom he had married at Southampton on 2 April 1870, and his family, he reached Melbourne in the Valetta on 6 November 1886.
For twenty-three years Bevan was a leader of Protestant intellectual life in Melbourne. Although he became less insistent on some of his Gladstonian Liberal beliefs such as Irish Home Rule and free trade, he remained an ardent advocate of educational and social reform. In 1888-89 (also in 1898-99 and 1909-10) he was chairman of the Congregational Union of Victoria and made numerous visits overseas in the interests of wider Congregationalism, serving as a vice-president of its international councils at London in 1891 and Boston in 1899. He was chairman of the jury of education at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition of 1888, for which he was honoured by the French government, and in 1891 he served on a parliamentary committee to study the educational systems of France, Germany and the United States. In 1889, during the London dockers' strike, he addressed the public meeting organized in Melbourne by the Congregational Union and the Trades Hall Council to raise funds for strikers' families and, in 1892, with Rev. A. Gosman he was an advocate of labour colonies. An ardent believer in Australian Federation, based on an imperial federation ideal, he lectured tirelessly, one of his hymns on the subject being published in the Congregational hymnal. In the Federal election of 1901 he resisted pressure to stand against J. C. Manifold for Corangamite. He opposed the White Australia policy, but believed Australia had a right to its own Monroe doctrine in the Western Pacific.
In 1909 Bevan decided to lighten his ministerial load. From 1888 he had lectured in church history at the Congregational College of Victoria and in February 1910 he became principal of Parkin (Congregational) College, Adelaide, holding this position until he died there on 19 July 1918. For twenty-five years he had suffered from diabetes and ultimately from peripheral vascular disease. His successor, E. S. Kiek, thought him neither a profound nor exact scholar, but a man of wide culture. The Bevan lectures were given at Parkin in his memory in 1927-56.
Bevan was regarded as a great preacher with a mellifluous voice and 'the fiery eloquence of John Bright' whom he physically resembled. Randolph Bedford described him as 'a pink, portly bishoplike man, his plump and innocent face framed in hair, white and fine as cotton wool'. Conscious of his middle-class station, he retained enough Maurice-type social conscience to insist on equal opportunities in education, especially for women, and to deplore exploitation of the workers such as sweating and organized gambling. His forte, however, was cultural. He delighted in musical evenings and eisteddfods and in creating a salon atmosphere at home and church gatherings, bringing together, for instance, Archbishop Carr, Rabbi Joseph Abrahams, and 'the third wise man', a notorious ragged scholar of the Melbourne streets. Bevan was a bibliophile, collector of antique ceramics, and recognized student of Ibsen. He was also a gifted raconteur, able to draw on personal recollections of the distinguished people he had known in Europe and America, including Gladstone, Mill, Emerson, Holmes and Longfellow. Holding a 'liberal Evangelical' theology and blessed with a sense of humour, he eschewed fundamentalism but joined in evangelistic crusades such as the American-inspired Simultaneous Mission of 1902. Many of his sermons and addresses were published.
His wife Louisa Jane Bevan (1844-1933), was born on 11 April 1844 at Norwich, England, elder daughter of John Willett, physician, and his wife Mary Ann, née Oxley. She learned French, German and Italian while sewing for the village poor at Market Lavington, Wiltshire. On her father's death the family moved to Southampton where Louisa became a member of the Above Bar Chapel and taught a young women's Bible class until her marriage. In New York in 1879 she suffered a spinal injury in a fall from a hammock and could never afterwards sit in an ordinary chair.
Louisa Bevan shared her husband's intellectual and musical interests, wrote and illustrated poems and hymns which were occasionally published, and at 60 learned Greek and Sanskrit in order to assist him. She was active in the National Council of Women and in October 1890 organized a women's philanthropic and cultural circle known as Daughters of the Court (afterwards Friends in Council). In 1920 she compiled and edited The Life and Reminiscences of Llewelyn David Bevan (Melbourne). She died at the family home, Pen Bryn, at Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, on 12 September 1933. There were seven children and an adopted daughter. The four sons earned the reputation of 'the brainy, brawny Bevans' at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, and at Melbourne and British universities: Hopkin Llewelyn Willett (1871-1933) was a mission teacher in Shanghai, then a Congregational minister in South Australia, and married Beatrice, poet and critic, a member of Louisa Bevan's circle and daughter of W. M. K. Vale; David John Davies (1873-1954) became first judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory; Louis Rhys Oxley (1874-1946) was a professor of law in China; Penry Vaughan (1875-1913) was a professor of physical sciences at Royal Holloway College, University of London. Of the daughters, Sibyl became a medical officer in the New South Wales Public Service.
Portraits in oils by George Webb of Llewelyn and Louisa Bevan are held by the family. A caricature likeness by 'B.A.L.' in the series 'Representative men' was published in the Leader in 1901. The Bevan collection of Australian books was purchased by Newman College, University of Melbourne.34

Citations

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  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1213-426 - Thomas Clement Fisher to Louisa Jane Bevan of Parkin College Adelaide South Australia, Married Woman, and Hester Gwladys Hurditch of Upper Beaconsfield, Married Woman as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 3736-059 (consolidated).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1860-846 - Grace Matilda Fisher to Louisa Jane Bevan of Parkin College Adelaide South Australia, Married Woman, and Hester Gwladys Hurditch of Upper Beaconsfield, Married Woman as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 3736-059 (consolidated).
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 -Robert William Berry Mackenzie (as surviving executor of Walford's will) to Llewelyn David Bevan Doctor of Divinity and Louisa Jane Bevan Married Woman both of Beaconsfield Upper - joint proprietors - see C/T 3762-278.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1337-227 + 1636-058 + C/T 1098-431 - Llewelyn David Bevan Doctor of Divinity and Louisa Jane Bevan Married Woman both of Beaconsfield Upper - see consolidated C/T 3762-278.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan of Upper Beaconsfield the survivor of the properties herein is by direction of The Commissioner of Titles given under Section 268 of the Transfer of Land Act 1915, now registered as the sole proprietor of the within described estate.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan to Victorian Orchardists Co-operative Association Ltd of 456-458 Flinders Lane Melbourne - C/T 4324-637.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan to Country Roads Board - C/T 4578-522.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan to Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor - C/T 5027-226.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan to Arthur Leighton Richardson and John Winton Richardson both of Bryn Gwyn Upper Beaconsfield Farmers - C/T 5888-536.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15619 age 89 [par John WILLETT & Mary Ann OXLEY]."
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Sep 1933 p1.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan died 12 September 1933. Probate of her will has been sealed with the Seal of the Supreme Court of Victoria upon the application of David John Davies Bevan of Beaconsfield Upper, Barrister at law, and George McEwin of "Morialta Chambers", Victoria Square West, Adelaide South Australia Solicitor.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Albert Edward Tonks of Berwick Bootmaker - C/T 6442-238.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan to Arthur Leighton Richardson and John Winton Richardson both of Beaconsfield Upper Farmers proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6596-198.
  21. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2553; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 921.     
  22. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  23. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  24. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  25. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  26. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  27. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-010-A     Bevan     Louisa Jane     F     89     14/09/1933     898
    1-010-A     Bevan     John Davies     M     76     4/10/1954     1343.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Nov 1914 p8.
  29. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 19 Apr 1924, p48.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1932, p11.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 24 Jul 1933, p4.
  32. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser:13 Sep 1933 p21.
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Sep 1933 p8.
  34. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Select Bibliography: J. Currie jnr, Notes on Travel (Edinb, 1890); J. E. Ritchie, An Australian Ramble (Lond, 1890); R. Bedford, Naught to Thirty-Three (Syd, 1944); E. S. Kiek, Our First Hundred Years (Adel, 1950); Victorian Congregational Year Book, 1886-1919; Congregationalist (Melbourne), 1 Aug 1918; Leader (Melbourne), 4 Sept 1886, 24 Aug 1901; Bulletin, 6 Sept 1890; Weekly Times (Melbourne), 6 Apr 1895; Punch (Melbourne), 22 Aug 1907; Advertiser (Adelaide), 20 July 1918; Register (Adelaide), 20 July 1918; Argus (Melbourne), 22 July 1918, 13 Sept 1933; family records (privately held).

    Print Publication Details: Niel Gunson, 'Bevan, Louisa Jane (1844 - 1933)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 283-285.
  35. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12598 age 77."
Last Edited22 Jan 2017

William John Harvey-Smith

M, #509, b. Sep 1859, d. 17 Feb 1934
Father*Joseph Smith b. 1826
Mother*Maria Harvey b. 1827
Name Variation William John Harvey-Smith was also known as William John Harvey Smith. 
Residence* "Woodside", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Related* Harold Thomas Harvey Smith WJ Harvey-Smith = uncle of Harold Thomas Harvey Smith.1 
Related* Eugene Paul Bennett cousins. 
Birth*Sep 1859 Cobridge, Staffordshire, England, Sep Q [Stafford] 6b 17 (William John SMITH.)2 
Marriage*24 Jun 1885Spouse: Louise Janet Bobardt. St Georges Presbyterian Church, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M2956.3
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Jul 1885Smith-Bobardt-On the 24th ult. at St George's Presbyterian church, East St Kilda, by the Rev. J. G. Mackie, William John, youngest son of Joseph Smith, Esq, of Hanley, Staffordshire, to Louise Janet, only daughter of Henry G Bobardt, Esq , Chamouni, Grey-street St Kilda.4 
Widower3 Sep 1895William John Harvey-Smith became a widower upon the death of his wife Louise Janet Bobardt.5 
Marriage*10 Oct 1906Spouse: Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Pohley. All Saints Church, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M6817.6
Marriage-Notice*3 Nov 1906SMITH—POHLEY.—On the 10th October, 1906, at All Saint's Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. C. R. Dalton, William John Harvey Smith, to Erdmuthe Fridericka Marianne Pohley, both of St. Kilda.7 
(godparent) Birth10 Mar 1918William John Harvey-Smith was the godfather of George Pritchard Harvey Wilson; #B8658.8 
(Witness) Probate (Will)6 Aug 1918Witnessed the will of Emma Shorthouse: JP, of Woodside, Upper Beaconsfield.9 
Note*1920 William Alfred Smith WJ Harvey Smith (Woodside, UB) enquiring about whereabouts of William Alfred Smith.10 
Death*17 Feb 1934 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D12362 age 75 [par Jos Harvey SMITH & Maria HARVEY].11 
Death-Notice*19 Feb 1934HARVEY-SMITH -On the 17th February (suddenly) at Upper Beaconsfield, William John Harvey-Smith, dearly loved husband of Marianne Harvey-Smith in his 76th year.
HARVEY SMITH-Friends of the late Mr WILLIAM JOHN HARVEY SMITH J P are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery. Funeral to leave his residence Woodside, Upper Beaconsfield THIS DAY (Monday February 19), at 3 o'clock.
JOHN GRANT, undertaker Berwick Phone 25.12 
Note* Eugene Paul Bennett VC MC (4 June 1892 – 6 April 1970) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was 24 years old, and a Temporary Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment, British Army during the First World War when on 5 November 1916 near Le Transloy France the deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
The award citation published in the London Gazette reads:
Temporary Lieutenant Bennett, of the Worcestershire Regiment, when in command of the second wave of the attack, found that the first wave had suffered heavy casualties. Its commander had been killed and the second line was wavering. Lieutenant Bennett advanced at the head of the second wave and by his personal example of valour and resolution reached his objective with but sixty men. Isolated with his small party, he at once took steps to consolidate his position, under heavy rifle and machine gun fire from both flanks, and although wounded, he remained in command, directing and controlling. He set an example of cheerfulness and resolution beyond all praise, and there is little doubt that, but for his personal example of courage,the attack would have been checked at the outset.
Bennett first served in the ranks of the Artists' Rifles and later achieved the rank of captain. He was born in Cainscross, Stroud, Gloucestershire, the fourth of five sons of Mr and Mrs Charles Bennett. Bennett was a pupil of Marling School from 1905 to 1908 having gained a scholarship from Uplands School, Stroud. After World War I he became a lawyer, being called to the bar in 1923, then serving as Prosecuting Counsel from 1931 to 1935 and a Metropolitan Magistrate from 1935 to his retirement in 1961. During World War II he served as an officer in the Air Training Corps of the RAF. He retired to Vicenza, in northern Italy, where he died at the age of 77.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at The Worcestershire Regiment Museum (Worcester, Worcestershire, England).13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 186142 Granville Place, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England(Head of Household) Joseph Smith;
Age 2 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Maria Smith Alfred Harvey Smith14
2 Apr 187142 Granville Place, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England(Head of Household) Joseph Smith;
Age 12 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Maria Smith Alfred Harvey Smith15
3 Apr 188110 Eastwood Place, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England(Head of Household) Joseph Smith;
Age 22 - Ironmongers Traveller
Member(s) of Household: Louisa Smith16
bt 1909 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith.17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33

Grave

  • Plot 4-579-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Harvey-Smith34

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Jul 1885, Fashionable Marriages.
    On the 24th June a marriage was solemnised at the pretty Presbyterian Church, St. George's, East St. Kilda. The bride was Miss Bobardt, only daughter of Mr. Bobardt, of Chamonin, Grey-street, St. Kilda, and the bridegroom Mr. John William Smith. The bride was attended by six bridesmaids, the Misses Rawley (2), Short, Sydenham, and Munro, the latter being the two little daughters of Mr. David Munro, and cousins of Miss Bobardt. Cream, blue, and pink were the colours chosen for the bridesmaids' costumes, draped with white lace. The bride wore cream satin, with long train and trimmings of old family lace, a small wreath and tulle veil, the latter almost reaching to the ground. A novel feature at this wedding was the throwing of rice as the bride passed down the aisle of the church. Amongst the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Munro, senr. and junr., the Hon. J. B. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. A. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Sydenham, and Mrs. Cattanach.35
  • 23 Nov 1911, Mr. Geo. Martin, was entertained by his friends at a smoke night social at Upper Beaconsfield last week. Upwards of 75 were present and a most enjoyable evening eventuated.: Messrs. F. Walstab, Hart, Paddle, Gillam, and D. J. Bevan contributed witlh marked success to the harmony of the evening. Mr. Harvey Smith was chairman and Mr. H. McCann hon. secretary to the movement.36
  • 13 Jun 1912, Opening of New Shire Hall. A Pakenham Function. A Very Creditable Turn-out.
    On Thursday the new shire hall built by the Berwick shire council at Pakenham was formally opened, invitations to a lun cheon in honor of the occasion having been issued by the shire president (Cr. L. D. Beaumont).
    Mr Harvey Smith said a man of leisure should always try and do something for his country. He had a good deal to thank this country for, and was only too glad to do something for it. He would make no reference to the shire council, for he once praised them and they immediately raised his rates. (Applause).37
  • 2 Jan 1914, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — A reception was held in the assembly hall on Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith to meet Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler.38
  • 7 Jan 1914, At the Assembly Hall, last week a hearty reception was tendered to Mr and Mrs Roy Tyler who were returning from their honeymoon and on their way to their new home at Sale. A large company, thoroughly representative of the district, assembled on the invitation of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P, and Mrs Smith and the function proved a most successful and enjoyable one. The hall was taste fully decorated for the occasion under the direction of Mrs Smith and looked most attractive. A recherche supper was also provided by the ladies. Mr Smith presided over the gathering in his usual good style and all present spent a most pleasant time Dancing was engaged in and kept up to the wee small hours.39
  • 20 Jan 1915, BERWICK POLICE COURT. At the local police court this morning, before Messrs W. J. Harvey Smith (chairman), G. L. Wilson, T. McLennann and Sir Edward Carlisle, Js P., a young man named Sidney Adams was charged with stealing a cash box containing the sum of £18, the property of the Misses Corder, of "Salisbury House," Beaconsfield Upper. Inspector Costello prosecuted, the accused being undefended. Inspector Costello outlined the facts of which he intended to give evidence, Jane Corder stated that she was one of the proprietresses of "Salisbury House," Beaconsfield Upper. She knew the accused. He came to their place on the 24th of December and was employed as houseman and waiter. On the 30th December at 10 p.m. she put the cashbox produced in a cupboard in their private sitting room. After locking the cupboard she put the key in a desk. The cashbox contained about £18, including a cheque for £2 2s. She missed the cashbox on the morning of the 31st. No person but herself or her sister had a right to remove the cashbox. Her brother-in-law reported the matter to the police. Accused left on the 7th instant. Walter Aitken stated that he found the cashbox produced in a private lane close to his house, on the 1st instant. This lane is about three or four chains from "Salisbury House." He handed the box to Constable Hehir. Constable Hehir stated that the robbery was reported to him on the 31st December. He made certain enquiries in connection with it. The cashbox was handed to him on the 1st January. It contained nothing when he got it. It was not locked. It was later on identified by the witness Jane Corder. Detective Brett stated - At about 2 o'clock on Friday, the 8th of this month I saw accused in Little Bourke Street. I said to him. "Your name is Sidney Adams." He replied, "Yes." I said " My name is Brett; I am a detective." Accused was carrying a small parcel. I asked him what he had in the parcel and he said he did not know. I said "Let me see it," and took the parcel from him. I told him there had been a robbery at Upper Beaconsfield and I asked him to come to the Detective Office while I made some enquiries. At the office I opened the parcel in his presence and in the presence of Constable Hehir. It contained 10 sovereigns, a half sovereign, three £1 notes and a cheque for £2 2s. I told accused that this was the proceeds of a robbery at Upper Beaconsfield, and he said "Yes; I took it. I will tell you all about it." He then made the statement produced and it was reduced to writing. He said he had thrown the cashbox in the scrub. This was the case for the prosecution. In answer to the query as to whether he wished the court to deal with the case or that it should go before a jury, accused asked that the court should deal with it. He pleaded guilty to the charge and asked for leniency. He said he had had to make his own way through the world since he was 14 years of age - he was now 24 - and it was the first time he had been in trouble. He had good credentials from several employers. The Bench sentenced him to 4 months imprisonment with hard labor. An order was made for return to the Misses Corder of the money recovered.40
  • 6 May 1915, Mr Harold J. Harvey Smith, son of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., "Woodside," Upper Beaconsfield, has enlisted for the good old British front, and has been farewelled and presented with a silver-mounted pipe and bear-skin tobacco pouch by the ladies of the Beaconsfield Upper Tennis Club. Mr. Harvey was an ardent supporter of the club, and now gallantly goes to protect our foes. He is in the Light Horse, and should be able to ride down something formidable.41
  • 26 Oct 1916, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. Under the auspices of the Women's National League, a meeting was held in the hall on Saturday night, to encourage and all-round vote of "Yes" be soundly returned on Saturday night. There was a great rally of the residents in fact the hall was filled to overflowing. Mrs A. V. Kirkwood, president of the league opened the proceedings, and at her desire, Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., occupied the chair. Mr Smith very briefly stated the very important object in view in calling the meeting which was to secure an all round support for the referendum, and he very earnestly appealed to all for personal and national credit to vote "yes." Mr Keast, M.L.A., was the principal speaker, and his appeal went home to the audience. So clearly did the audience show their decision to vote "yes" that on a show of hands all were united on voting in support of the Government. Mr Cloes, president of the shire, then after made a few remarks, urging all present to vote "yes" and to use their influence all round to the same effect. Sergeant E. Gardner, an "Anzac Hero," spoke of his experience in the trenches, and urged for yes in order that the boys should get a spell. It may be remarked that the only dissenting voices in the meeting were those of a man named Clements, who has a block here, and is now under orders to go into camp, and that of a sister a Mrs Clements, from Berwick, whom we are informed is the wife of Sergeant Clements, enlisting seargeant, whose head quarters are the town hall, Melbourne. The two of them were ejected at the outset of the proceedings for their unsatisfactory remarks by Constable Lombard. The usual vote of thanks to the speakers brought the meeting to a close.42
  • 28 Feb 1917, THE VICTORIA CROSS. Lieutenant E. Paul Bennett, a cousin of Mr Harvey-Smith. J.P., of Beaconsfield Upper, has been awarded the Victoria Cross. It was announced in the "London Gazette" in January last that His Majesty the King had been graciously pleased to cornfer the Victoria Cross on Lieut Bennett, of the Worcester Regiment, for most conspicuous bravery in action, when in command of the second wave of the attack. Finding that the first wave had suf fered heavy casualties, its com mander being killed, and the line wavering, Lieut. Bennett advanced at the head of the second wave, and, by his personal ex ample of valor and resolution, reached his "objective with but sixty men. Isolated with his small party he at once took steps to consolidate his position under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire from both flanks, and although wounded, he remained in command directing and controlling. He set an example of cheerfulness and resolution beyond all praise, and there is little doubt but for his example of courage the attack would have been checked at the onset.
    Another brother in the same regiment-Lieut. Theodore Bennett was awarded the Military Cross last year.43
  • 14 Mar 1917, The new Colt's acetylene plant which has been installed at the Church of England was used for the first time on Sunday evening last, and proved highly satisfactory in every particular. The light is very soft, clear and steady and leaves nothing to be desired. Three new points have been introduced - two inside the church, and one over the porch at the entrance. The machine is perfectly automatic, simple to manage and highly efficient. General satisfaction was expressed on Sunday evening with the very great improvement in the lighting of the church. The installation was effected under the supervision of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J P.. of Upper
    Beaconsfield, he gave his services free of charge, and who showed the keenest interest and care in the matter. His voluntary services are very highly ap
    preciated by the members of the congregation.44
  • 23 Aug 1917, Berwick Shire Elections. On Thursday night last Mr C. P. R. Hurditch, who is standing for the seat vacated by Mr Martin, addressed the ratepayers in the hall, Upper Beaconsfield. Mr James Anderson occupied the chair. Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., and Mr James Hopkins, postmaster, Upper Beaconsfield, spoke highly of the candidate, and his fitness for the seat at the council, which they trusted would be effected on the polling day. Mr Hurditch, who referred to the need of a councillor, being resident in the district, which he sought to represent, gave as his experience, that on his tour in this election cam paign, he found that one thing might be said in proof of local residence, viz., "that you were always sure to have a good road leading at least to the home of the councillor. Confidence was seemingly held by those assembled, that Mr Hurditch, would head the poll, although it might not be "just a walk over." Mr G. W. Martin, the retiring councillor, addressed; the ratepayers in the Upper Beaconsfield Hall on Monday evening. Mr Percy Ander son presided and in asking Mr Martin to give some account of his steward ship during his past term of office, he thought the ratepayers would con tinue to support him in the coming contest on Thursday, and he trusted that Mr Martin would again be re turned. Mr Martin in the course of his remarks, referred to great improvements that had been made on the roads within the last few years and but for the great war crisis further work would have been done. Those assembled seemed to be pleased with Mr Martin's work in the past and they trusted that the result of the ballot on Thursday, would reinstal him as the district's representative. A deal of questioning proceeded after the address, and it was near midnight when the pro ceedings closed.45
  • 2 Feb 1918, NEW CHURCH OF ENGLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL
    THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BERWICK.
    (Established by the Late Mr. Ed. Vieusseux, 1882.)
    BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR BOYS.
    Head Master, Rev. P. P. MACLAREN, B.A. Th.L.
    (Formerly Assistant Master S. Peter's College, Adelaide, and Melbourne Grammar School).
    Healthy situation among Berwick hills, 27 miles from Melbourne. Ideal country school.
    FIRST TERM BEGINS 12th FEBRUARY, 1918. Fees moderate.
    Prospectus, &c. on application to the Hon. Secretary,
    W. J. HARVEY SMITH, Upper Beaconsfield.
    Parents are invited to interview the Head Master at the school from 7th to 9th February, or at the Diocesan Registry on 6th February from 2 to 5 p.m.46
  • 14 Feb 1918, Berwick Grammar School.
    In 1882 the Berwick Grammar School was established by the late Mr Edward Vieusseux. On his death last year, a council was founded, which, in pursuance of the policy of Archbishop Clarke of extension of church schools in the diocease of Melbourne, decided to continue the school as a Church of England public school, and acquired the site and buildings. The council consists of Mr A. S. Chirnside (president) Mr W. G a'Beckett (chairman), Archdeacon Hindley, Dr Langmore, Dr Griffith, and Mr Wilson (hon treasurer), and Mr Harvey Smith (hon secretary) The Rev P. Maclaren (Adel.) Th.L., who was formerly assistant master at the collegiate school of St. Peter, Adelaide, is the head master. The school has been enlarged, and adapted to the new conditions.
    On Monday, in the presence of a large gathering of parents of scholars and old boys, it was formally reopened by Archbishop Clarke, and Archdeacons Hindley and Hayman: Mr W. S. Keast was also present. Archbishop Clarke said that the object of the function was to begin the school in the name of the Church of England. He had long desired to have in the country a Church of England school which would meet the needs of those whose means would not allow them to send their boys to the necessarily more expensive grammar schools of Melbourne and Geelong. When a school was taken over in the name of the church, there were certain qualifications and conditions to be observed. They were not going to have any such school that was not an efficient school, because they would not play with the prospects of the children. Mr Maclaren was a native of Australia, educated in Australia, and was one of those desirable schoolmasters-a clerical schoolmaster. He (Archbishop Clarke), from his experience in England, wanted to introduce that type to Australia, because of the religous and church influence which would go forth from their lives as well as their teaching. The boys would be taught that religion was a part of life, and would be equipped for a simple life of self respect and self-restraint. He appealed to parents not to interfere with the boys' school lives. The requests for concessions and privileges by indulgent parents were among the banes and curses of the school child in Australia. It interfered with the studies of the children and the discipline of the school. It was the fulfilment of his wish to have in the country a Church of England school with moderate fees, and where, under healthy conditions, a good general and religious education would be given.
    The old boys of the school are subscribing to a memorial to be placed in the Church of England, Berwick, in memory of their late principal, Mr E. Vieusseux. Donations may be forwarded to Mr H Ashley, Bank of Victoria, Collins street.47
  • 26 Sep 1918, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. On Saturday evening a grand Scotch concert and revue was given in the Hall, by the Caledonian Society of Melbourne. Mr Peters, who is a lively member of the Society, took the responsibility of arranging the concert for the laudable object of augmenting the Red Cross Funds. The attendance was good and the event was a success. Mr Duncan McLean acted as secretary. Mr Peters unfortunately was unable to be present through pressing business, but Mr Leckie, the secretary of the Society, together with his good lady, and several members, were present. The dancing and general efficiency of the young lads and lassies forming the Company, was excellent. Mr W. J. Harry Smith, J.P., presided.48
  • 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.49
  • 19 Jun 1919, Upper Beaconsfield showed in no unmistakable manner on Monday what it thinks of its returned heroes. A number of the men recently returned, and a committee consisting of Messrs. Harvey Smith, Hurditch, Councillor Anderson and Mesdames Kirkwood, Bunt, Harvey Smith, Drake and Petersen arranged a "district welcome." The thing was carried through with dash and style, tempered by good taste. Among the boys whom the town sought to honor were Major Morris, D.S.O., Privates H. Ladd, M.M., A. Funnell, Watt, M. McNaughton, L. Warmbrunn, R. Coventry, Boase, Lieut.-Colonel Knox, Gunner D. H. Thomson, Motor Driver V. M. Luke, P. Brown, Sergts. R. Bell, U. A. Beckett, Driver F. Keeble, Cpl.-Bugler A. D. Peters and Seaman J. G. Glismann, of H.M.A.S. Melbourne. There were speeches, music, dancing, competitions and supper, and everyone was satisfied.50
  • 24 Jan 1920, GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BERWICK, CHURCH OF ENGLAND BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR BOYS.
    New Head Master, Rev. C. H. ZERCHO, B.A.
    NEW TERM BEGINS 10th FEBRUARY.
    Early application necessary, as the New Dormitory, with excellent sleeping-out accommodation, has its limits.
    Prospectus at Leading Stationers, Diocesan Registry, the Head Master, or Hon. Secretary, W. J. Harvey-Smith, Woodside, Upper Beaconsfield.51
  • 11 Mar 1920, Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J P., of Upper Beaconsfield, has been appointed by the Governor-in-Council, Deputy Coroner for the district.52
  • 22 Oct 1921, BEACONSFIELD UPPER
    TENDERS are invited for the ERECTION of a CHURCH at Beaconsfield Upper.
    Plans and specifications may be seen at the Diocesan Registry, Cathedral Buildings, Swanston street, Melbourne.
    Tenders close Saturday, 5th November, and are to be forwarded to W. J. Harvey Smith, honorary secretary. Beaconsfield Upper.
    The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.53
  • 27 Dec 1921, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-A machine-gun, captured by the 46th Batt, A.I.F., and presented to the district by the War Museum Committee, was unveiled by Captain A'Beckett. Three of the returned men present:-Messrs. W. O. Gibb, C. Harris and U. A'Beckett, who were appointed custodians of the gun, requested the Assembly Hall trustees to place it in the hall for the people of the district. This was promised by Mr. Harvey Smith, chairman.54
  • 5 Feb 1927, BERWICK CHURCH OF ENGLAND GRAMMAR SCHOOL - Boarding and Day School for Boys.
    The school occupies an elevated and healthy position among the Berwick Hills overlooking Westernport and surrounding districts, 27 miles from Melbourne. Pupils are taken from Prep to Leaving Certificate, and are under the personal supervision of the Head Master Mr J H L Morgan. Boarders' fees are very moderate ranging from 18 to 21 guineas per term according to age. A new chemical laboratory has just been completed for the use of students taking practical chemistry. Prospectus, all city stationers, or honorary secretary W H Harvey-Smith, Upper Beaconsfield, or J H I Morgan, head master, Berwick. Private address, during holidays, 21 Paxton street, East Malvern, where he may be interviewed by appointment.55
  • 18 May 1927, MATRON.-Applications will be received by the undersigned from qualified Matrons for the position of Matron to the Berwick Grammar School. Testimonials to accompany application. W J HARVEY SMITH, Hon Secretary, Upper Beaconsfield.56
  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.57
  • 5 Jul 1932, Mr W. J. Harvey-Smith is confined to his bed. He has been ordered a month's complete rest by his medical adviser.58
  • 19 Feb 1934, OBITUARY - The death occurred at a public meeting in the Assembly Hall, Beaconsfield Upper on Saturday night of Mr W J Harvey Smith J P. The meeting was being held to appoint three trustees for the management of the hall and Mr Harvey Smith was presiding. He had just resumed his seat after addressing the meeting when he collapsed at the table and died almost immediately the cause apparently being heart trouble. Mr Harvey Smith, who was aged 70 years was one of the oldest residents of the Beaconsfield district. He had been chairman of the Assembly Hall Trust at Upper Beaconsfield for 25 years and a Justice of the peace at Berwick for 24 years. He was deputy coroner for the district. Mr Harvey Smith was also a member of the Council of Honorary Justices for 17 years and on his retirement last year was honoured by the association by the endowment of a cot in the Children's Hospital Melbourne. He was secretary and treasurer of St John's Church of England, Upper Beaconsfield.
    He leaves a widow.59
  • 5 Mar 1934, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. -Owing to the death of Mr W J Harvey-Smith and the resignations of Mr Francis and Mr Glismann three vacancies occurred on the trusteeship of the public hall and children's playground. At a public meeting Brigadier-General Foott and Messrs Knapton and C A Harris were appointed to fill the vacancies.60
  • 30 Mar 1934, The Late Mr. W. J. Harvey-Smith, J.P.
    TRIBUTE PAID BY BERWICK BENCH.
    At the last sitting of the Court of Petty Sessions at Berwick, the Bench comprised Mr. R. H. Down; P.M., and Messrs. G. L. Wilson, Edwin Greaves, and W. C. Greaves, J's.P.
    Before commencing business, Mr. Down paid a tribute to the late Mr. W. J. Harvey-Smith, J.P., whose death occurred on February 17. Mr. Smith, said the P.M., had devoted many years of his life to the service of the public, and it was in the performance of these duties that he passed away. The court had lost a good and honorable man, and he desired to express his sympathy with Mrs. Smith in her sad loss.
    Mr. G. L. Wilson, on behalf of the Justices, expressed his regret at the death of Mr. Smith, who, he said, had been a personal friend of his for over a quarter of a century. The court had lost a good and faithful Justice, and to Mrs. Harvey-Smith he extended condolence in her great loss.
    Mr. G. Still, on behalf of the legal profession, said he had come in contact with Mr Harvey-Smith at the Berwick court on numerous occasions, and had been greatly impressed by his legal knowledge and the justice of his decisions.
    Mr. Stills remarks were endorsed by Mr. Francis Field.
    Constable Lennox, on behalf of the police, said that the Berwick Bench had sustained a great loss in the death of Mr. Harvey-Smith, who was one of the most honorable men he had come contact with.
    At the instance of Mr. Down, those present in the court stood in silence for three minutes as a mark of respect to the memory of a greatly respected official.61

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  61. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times.
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Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Pohley

F, #510, b. 1866, d. 18 Sep 1944
Erdmuthe Frederica Marianne HARVEY-SMITH (nee POHLEY)
(1866-1944)
Father*Gustave Pohley d. b 1873
Mother*Clara Antonie Bobardt b. 5 Nov 1835
Residence* "Woodside", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Married NameHarvey-Smith. 
Birth*1866 Halle, Saxony, Germany.1 
Immigration*21 Jun 1884 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia..
Lusitania from London. (Miss POHLEY, aged 25)2,3 
(Witness) Probate (Will)27 Feb 1905Witnessed the will of Henry Gustavus Bobardt.4 
Marriage*10 Oct 1906Spouse: William John Harvey-Smith. All Saints Church, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M6817.5
Marriage-Notice*3 Nov 1906SMITH—POHLEY.—On the 10th October, 1906, at All Saint's Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. C. R. Dalton, William John Harvey Smith, to Erdmuthe Fridericka Marianne Pohley, both of St. Kilda.6 
Land-UBeac*15 Nov 1907 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 1). Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith. 4a 3r 11p.7 
(Heir & Executor) Probate (Will)27 Jan 1909Named executor and an heir in the will of Johannes 'John' Bobardt. Marianne Pohley is John Bobardt's niece.8 
(Witness) Marriage-Notice25 Sep 1919Weddings: Mr. Edward Harris to Miss Gladys Bunt.
The marriage of Mr. Edward William Harris, only son of the late Mr. William Henry Harris, of North Devon, England, and nephew of Dr. and Mrs. W. Elliott Drake, "Woonda Mia," Upper Beaconsfield, to Miss Gladys Bunt, eldest daughter of Mrs. Richard Henry Bunt, "Springfield," Upper Beaconsfield, was solemnised on September 3, at Christ Church, Berwick, by the Rev. A. J. Cole. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a handsome travel ling dress of green cloth, with hat to match. The church was prettily decorated with choice flowers and wedding bells by Mrs. W. J. Harvey-Smith, "Woodside," Upper Beaconsfield. The happy couple left by car for Melbourne, en route for Sydney, where the honeymoon will be spent. Mr. and Mrs. Harris intend returning to England about the end of October. Mr. Harris has been on active service for three years.9 
Widow17 Feb 1934Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Pohley became a widow upon the death of her husband William John Harvey-Smith.10 
Land-UBeac*20 May 1936 GEM-D-3 (part). Transfer from Duncan McLean to Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith. 2a 1r 39p.11 
Land-UBeac*16 Aug 1937 GEM-D-3 (part). Transfer from Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith to Maria Wilson. 2a 1r 39p.12 
Land-UBeac14 Jul 1944 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 2). Transfer from Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Pohley to Estelle Emma Frances Marx Gwendoline Florence Evelyn Flood. 3a 3r 33 4/10p.13 
Land-UBeac*14 Jul 1944 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (pt Lot 1). Transfer from Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Pohley to Estelle Emma Frances Marx Gwendoline Florence Evelyn Flood. 4a 3r 11p.13 
Death*18 Sep 1944 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D20079 age 78 [par unknown].14 
Death-Notice*20 Sep 1944HARVEY-SMITH.-On September 18, Marianne, widow of late William John Harvey Smith, of Woodside, Upper Beaconsfield. (Private interment.)
HARVEY-SMITH.-On September 18. Marianne, loved friend of Estelle and Gwen.15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William John Harvey-Smith.16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32
1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.33

Grave

  • Plot 4-579-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Harvey-Smith34

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Aug 1889, INDOOROOPILLY CHURCH OF ENGLAND. OPENING OF THE NEW BUILDING.
    The new building which has been erected for the Indooroopilly Church of England Sunday School and for the temporary services of the church, on a site presented by the Hon. G. L. Hart, was formally opened yesterday by Bishop Webber, who preached both in the morning and evening, and delivered an address to the Sunday school children in the afternoon. The church was most tastefully decorated with evergreens and flowers, the altar, pulpit, and porch decorations being worthy of special mention. At the sides of the altar were a number of ferns, palms, and other plants, interspersed with snow-white flowers. White flowers were also used for the pulpit, the control ornament being a beautiful cross of white roses. In the window decorations and around the two sunlights coloured flowers were used, and formed a pleasant contrast with those on the altar aud pulpit. Under the porch was a large and handsome bell, composod entirely of flowers and leaves, the tongue consisting of large trumpet flowers. The pulpit decorations were by the Misses Hart aud Taylor, those of the altar by Miss Mona Cannan, and the floral bell by Miss Pohley. On the valance of the altar cloth is a beautiful spray of white passion flowers worked by Mrs. Mitchell, while in the centre of the cloth is a cross worked by Mrs. Pughe. The church was crowded at both services, especially in the evening. Mrs. William Robertson presided at the organ. Collections were made in aid of the Church funds. During the day the Bishop was the guest of the Hon. G. L. Hart.35
  • 26 Sep 1896, ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, EAST ST. KILDA.
    Opening the Bazaar.
    On Thursday afternoon, a bazaar in aid of the funds of St. George's Church, East St Kilda, was opened in the New Town-hall, Prahran. Great preparations had been made by the ladies of the congregation for the gathering, but the inclement weather militated considerably against the success of the opening from an attendance point of view; when Lady Idina Brassey, accompanied by her brother, arrived to formally open the bazaar, the hall being but moderately patronised. This, however, allowed the representatives of Government House to observe, with more freedom than generally attends these functions, the efforts of the gentle sex to convert the spacious hall into a bower of beauty, as picturesque in its surroundings as it was useful in its furnishings ; and the warm expressions of appreciation made by the Lady Idina were in every way earned by the stall-holders and their assistants. Previous to Lady Idina Brassey declaring the bazaar open, Mr. M'Eacharn expressed his pleasure at being permitted to welcome a lady who bore a name that was so popular throughout Victoria, more especially as she had only that day completed a journey the enervating effects of which were so well-known to all travellers. Lady Idinia Brassey said she was very pleased at the opportunity afforded her of being present, and paid a high compliment to the ladies who had prepared so many beautiful and useful articles, the proceeds from the sale of which were to assist such a noble and excellent object. She then declared the bazaar open. A hearty vote of thanks was acoorded the lady for her kindness, to which her brother, the Hon. T. Brassey, briefly responded. The hall presented a very pretty and attractive appearance, the taste displayed in the arranging and decorating of the various stalls evidencing considerable art, and the possession of aesthetic taste on the part of those responsible for the general effect. The platform was almost hidden in art muslin, cunningly arranged in fantastic yet attractive designs, and pot plants and ferns, intermingled with flowers of all descriptions and hues, converted it into a dream of spring that was a relief to those entering the hall after experiencing the effects of the wintry weather on the outside. In the centre of the hall, the most striking object is THE FLOWER STALL presided over by Mrs. Amiss, assisted by the Misses Madden, McKay, Blyth and Butcher. Here is offered for sale delightful samples of all that is beautiful in floriculture ; and is tenanted by a bevy of young ladies anxious to display their se ductive powers of conversation in coaxing the humble but useful threepence and sixpence from the pockets of the sterner sex, in ex change for a pretty little button-hole and — the additional honor of having it pinned in one's coat. We went through this latter ordeal ourselves ; but, unfortunately, the nosegay we intended to plant in cotton-wool amongst the treasures of our early youth had become the property of 'another fellow' by priority of purchase, and we had to disgorge — the substitute has not arrived yet. But this is a peculiarity of bazaars. Still we can retain the memory of the lost blossom, which is something at any rate. This stall, however, is an exceptionally attractive one— in a floral sense, of course—and fully deserves all the praise be stowed on it by the visitors. Miss M. B. Hope was awarded the prize for the best lady's spray ; and the same lady gained the prize for the best button-hole.
    THE PRODUCE STALL, If not as beautiful as its near neighbour, is much more useful, and comprises a variety of eatables from the small frankfurt up to a side of bacon. If such an attrractive array of vendors always accompanied the sale of dairy produce, the shops now carrying on this branch of trade would have to secure additional accommodation very speedily. This is presided over by Mesdames Morrison and Dick, and Miss Swan and Miss Belle Swan.
    The other stalls were : — Basket Stall — Mrs. Webb, Miss Ross. Case Stall — Mrs. M'Call and Misses Deaney, Mitchell, Siddall and Rennie. The attraction at this stall was a gigantic cake, to be disposed of at 6d. per slice. Hidden away in the interior is a written undertaking to unite in the holy bonds of matri mony, free of cost, the lucky pur chaser. After investing a portion of our surplus wealth in sundry wedges of the seductive looking cake and prospecting them surreptitously without striking the hidden bonanza, we came to the conclusion that our luck was out — or in! The Work Stall is presided over by Mrs. Mackie, Mrs. McKinley and Miss H. Swan, on which are dis played numerous articles of fancy work and useful samples of needle work, really creditable to the creators. The Sweets Stall received a great deal of patronage from the younger portion of visitors and Mrs. M'Adam the Misses Bessie Swan, Pohley and Lewthwaite had their time fully occupied. The prize for the best home sweets was won by Miss Jeannie Campbell. The Dolls had a stall to them selves, and they were well worthy of the honor; and many a young lassie would imagine herself in possession of a sample from the fairy land of the nursery if fortunate enough to be invited by an indulgent parent to make a free selection. Mrs. Rippin and the Misses Reid and Lillie have control of this stall, and the prize for the best dressed doll was appropriated by Miss Nellie Munro. The Jumble Stall, containing a variety of articles contributed by the scholars, is presided over by the Misses Sims, Marshall, Lewis, Ferrier, and G. Ritchie and Campbell. Attached to this is a ' snowball ' that reverses the general order of things and gets lighter as it revolves (on the lucky bag principle). The Misses A. and M. Simms see to its fortunes, with a great amount of success. The Art Stall is presided over by the Misses Peacock, Surd, and Mills, and possesses some very beautiful speci mens that cannot fail to secure attention; and the wants of visitors in the way of refreshments are attended to by Mesdames Wright, Shaw, Jowett, Thomson and Burt. Other prizes than those mentioned above, were awarded as follows:— Best home-made cake, Joan Shaw 1, Emily Fletcher 2 ; plain sewing, Amy Reid ; lamp shade, Hettie Burt ; most original pin cushion, Miss M.E. Ross. The Rev. Mr. Mackie and the church office were most energetic in assisting the ladies and se curing the perfection of all the arrangements, and the genial secretary, Mr. Butcher, is most courteous in his efforts to provide the fullest information on all points and direct visitors to the most attractive spots where they can ex change their spare specie for articles either of beauty or use, an effort the ladies do not fail to second. On the opening day and yesterday, some first-class music of a vocal and in strumental character was provided ; on Thursday night, Dr. Clendinning giving a lecturette on the ' X rays,' with illustrated examples. The bazaar will be continued this after noon and to-night, and this will conclude a most successful undertaking. The receipts for the first day totalled some £105.36
  • 2 Feb 1901, STUDENTS' ANNUAL EXHIBITION.-Gold medal, Mr. Mudie; silver medal, Miss Q. Adamson; highly recommended, Miss M. Pohley; beginners' silver medal, Miss Coutie.37
  • 21 Jan 1909, After the expiration of fourteen days from this publication, application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria in its Probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the WILL of JOHN BOBARDT, formerly of 19 Stanley street Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, but late of Upper Beaconsfield in the state of Victoria, engineer, deceased, may be granted to Erdmuthe Friedericke Marianne Smith (nee Pohley), formerly of Chamouni, 58 Grey street, St Kilda, but now of The George Hotel, Fitzroy-street, St. Kilda, in the said state, married woman, the sole executrix appointed by the will.
    W. H. FLOOD, of Australian-buildings, corner of Elizabeth-street and Flinders-lane, Melbourne, solicitor and proctor.38
  • 21 Jul 1910, WOMEN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE.
    At a meeting of the Women's National League on Monday the resignation of Miss Jean Robertson as secretary was received with regret. Mrs Harvey Smith was unanimously elected to fill the vacancy. It was decided to sustain the interest in politics amongst members by holding occasional public meetings.39
  • 1 Jan 1914, WEDDING: TYLER-MONTGOMERIE
    The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler of Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daugher of Mr L. E Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall, reports the "Australasian."
    The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girl friends. The bride, who was was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver hair-comb which had been worn by her great grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of orchids, carnations, and water lillies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst necklace and an aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith the groomsman. A reception, followed by a wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grandview Grove, Armadale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe-de-chine, and a hat en suite.40
  • 2 Jan 1914, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — A reception was held in the assembly hall on Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith to meet Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler.41
  • 7 Jan 1914, At the Assembly Hall, last week a hearty reception was tendered to Mr and Mrs Roy Tyler who were returning from their honeymoon and on their way to their new home at Sale. A large company, thoroughly representative of the district, assembled on the invitation of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P, and Mrs Smith and the function proved a most successful and enjoyable one. The hall was taste fully decorated for the occasion under the direction of Mrs Smith and looked most attractive. A recherche supper was also provided by the ladies. Mr Smith presided over the gathering in his usual good style and all present spent a most pleasant time Dancing was engaged in and kept up to the wee small hours.42
  • 6 Jan 1915, FIRST AID Some time ago a ladies' class was formed at Beaconsfield Upper for instruction in first aid, and the usual course of lectures was delivered by Dr Langmore. An examination has since been conducted by Dr Griffith with satisfactory results. Six candidates presented themselves for examination, and five passed. The names of the successful candidates are: Mrs Harvey Smith; Miss G. Hopkins; A Glismann; D. Stenhouse; L. Luke.43
  • 5 Aug 1915, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. A special effort, the result of which reflects great credit on Mrs Kirkwood, president, Miss M. McLean, secretary, and Mr Stenhouse, treasurer, was made on Friday last (Australia Day) in aid of our wounded soldiers.
    A cafe chantant in the afternoon, with a euchre party, etc., in the evening, produced the sum of £38 for the Fund. -
    Mrs Harvey Smith, who took charge of the gifts, comprising linen, comforts, splints, cigarettes, tobacco, etc., has been able to forward several parcels to central quarters.
    On Saturday evening, Mr Crouch, at one time a resident of this district, but now of Melbourne, is to give an address on splint-making, and application.44
  • 1 Mar 1916, CHRISTMAS GIFTS. With a view to cheering our soldiers in the trenches and showing them that they were not forgotten by their friends in Austra- lia, towards the end of last year a scheme was devised to send the boys a special Christmas gift. Like every other patriotic movement in Australia the scheme was generously supported and thousands of billies filled with various gifts and a plentiful the front. That the gifts were appreciated is shown by the fol- loving letters received by Mrs Harvey-Smith and Mrs Glismann, of Upper Beaconsfield :
    " To Mrs W. J Harvey-Smith. Dear Madam. - I have to thank you for your gift, the pudding which you were so kind to send along. It was splendid, and was the only thing I enjoyed for my dinner on Xmas day. Otherwise I did not relish the dinner on that day, but I expect we have to put up with a lot of things now we are on active service. At any rate, if spared to get back I will make up for it all. It is nice to know our home people do not forget us while we are away. Thanking you once again, and wishing you a bright and prosperous new year.-Sapper J. M. SHEPHERD, 3rd Field Co. Engineers, A.I.F."

    "Dear Mrs Glismann,-Just to let you know that my mate, Fred Fancote, and self were for- tunate enough to get the Xmas pudding sent by you. We enjoyed it immensely and thank you very much for your kind thought. On the same day we received the billies from Australia, and what with them and our puddings, we were like a lot of kids with Xmas stockings. On behalf of Fred and myself I once more thank you for your kindness in thinking of us, and hope you enjoyed your dinner as well as we did ours. May you see many another happy Xmas is the wish of yours faithfully, NORMAN Mc KEVER and FRED FANCOTE, Sappers 3rd Field Engineers, A.I.F."45
  • 1 Feb 1917, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. A very successful concert, arranged by the local Progress Association, in order to raise funds for erecting a rotunda, etc., on " Reserve" at Charing Cross, was held on Saturday night. Mr Hopkins, of the post office, presided. The vocalists and artists each gave unbounded satis faction; yet special credit is due to Mr and Mrs Fosdick for their inter esting parts in " Driven Apart," and "The Taming of the Shrew." A sum of over £7 was paid for admis

    sion at the door. The arrangement of the stage-a drawing room, was very effective, and Mrs W. J. Harvey Smith deserves great credit for her work. Mr and Mrs A. V. Kirkwood, who are always in evidence when anything of interest to the district is on the boards, deserve the thanks of the residents. Mr Glissmann at tended to the lighting, with great effect. Programme as follows: Pianoforte solo, Miss Love; song, "In an Old-fashioned Town," Miss Estelle Bishop; song, humorous, Master Allan Adcock; song, selected. Miss Beatrice Munn ; song, selected, Mr Oscar Behrend; Mr and Mrs. Fosdick in a I-act drama by Sir Charles Young entitled, "Drifted Apart." Interval. Pianoforte duet, Master Adcock; duet, "Nocturne," Messrs Davies and Hopkins; song, selected, MIiss Beatrice Munn; song, humorous, Master Allan Adcock; song, "Sincerity," Miss Estelle Bishop; song, by special request, "My Old Shake," Mr Oscar Behrend; Mr and Mrs Fosdick, in the "Wooing Scene," comedy from the " Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare), in character. The district was quite lively on the holiday, and the tennis courts were thronged.46
  • 28 Feb 1917, The half-yearly meeting of the Red Cross and War Relief Society at Beaconsfield Upper was held in the Assembly Hall last Thursday. The President (Mrs Marsh) occupied the chair and there was a good attendance. Mrs Harvey-Smith, the secretary, furnished a report of the work done during the year, which was most satisfactory. The Society has been in existence about 18 months, and during that period have prepared and sent away about 2000 articles, of various descriptions. Every month a box is sent to the Lady Mayoress's Patriotic League for the boys in the trenches. Two boxes were sent last month. In addition to the goods sent to Melbourne, the branch has made a gift of some article for every recruit who has left the district, The treasurer (Mrs Harvey-Smith) reported that after meeting all expenses the branch had a substantial credit balance at their banker's on which to commence their next half year. A vote of thanks was passed to Mrs Crowther who generously provided afternoon tea at all meetings. For this the branch charges each member 3d, and by this means they have raised the substantial sum of £14. A vote of thanks was also passed to Mrs Shorthouse for her free carriage of parcels and goods to and from the railway station.47
  • 6 Oct 1917, LADIES' COLUMN.
    Mrs. M. Harvey Smith, who judged the needlework at the Melbourne Show, found that only a limited num ber of exhibitors had devoted time to very fine needlework. The average worker's mind appeared to be influenced by utilitarian values. She thought the true explanation of this mental attitude was centred in the fact that the needlewomen of Victoria were absorbed in the task of making comforts for soldiers. The cushion display was very poor, only a limited number meriting notice. In the judge's opinion, special mention should be made of two fancy handkerchiefs, one showing an initial motif, the other being of finest lawn, embroidered with a forget-me-not design. These were, the Judge said, absolutely without fault. "On the whole," commented Mrs. D. A. Skene, who was entrusted with the responsibility of judging Red Cross work at the Show, "the exhibits were most creditable and of a high standard. However, there was one very serious mistake made in many exhibits - namely, the incorrect shaping of the garments. The conditions were that all garments should be made by patterns given in the Red Cross Booklet. These were not adhered to. There was only one shirt cut correctly, and that was so badly made that it could not be awarded a prize. Some also had the seams on the wrong side of the garment. The woollen comforts were very good, especially the socks, the first prize 4-ply sock, with French heel, being a perfect specimen. It was close and evenly knitted, yet had a good spring in it.48
  • 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.49
  • 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.50
  • 1 Jun 1926, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At the annual meeting of the Upper Beaconsfield Croquet Club officers elected were:-President, Mrs. J. M. Reed; vice-presidents, Misses J. Corder, P. Corder, and Miss Blaikie; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Harvey Smith; committee, Mesdames Cornwell und Crowther and Misses McLean and Campbell.51
  • 5 May 1927, WALKING AND TALKING DOLL - Gift to Baby Princess.
    A beautiful doll was given by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan for the fete which was held at Upper Beaconsfield at Easter. With such skill and ingenuity was this doll made that it could both walk and talk. It was thought by the members of the fete committee that the children of the Upper Beaconsfield district might like to buy the doll and have it sent to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York as a birthday present from them to the baby Princess. Mrs Harvey Smith offered to dress the doll, and this was done with most artistic taste. The doll was sent to Government House with a letter asking Her Royal Highness if she would graciously accept the gift from the children of Upper Beaconsfield as a token of their loyalty and affection. A reply has been received that Her Royal Highness gratefully thanked the children of Upper Beaconsfield for the gift. It was added that the Duchess was most touched by it, and that she sent the children her best wishes for their welfare.52
  • 4 Oct 1928, A social evening was held by the branches of the Australian Women's National League and the National Federation. Mrs. W. Harvey Smith presided, and addresses were given by Mrs. Couchman, president of the league, and Mr. Kent Hughes, M.L.A.53
  • 9 Jan 1930, MRS HARVEY SMITH, who lives amongst the charming hills at Upper Beaconsfield, has always been keenly interested in women's work, and has the distinction of being the first woman chosen to act as a judge of women's work at the Royal Agricultural Show. So great has this particular section grown in exhibits and importance that 17 judges are now required to do the work she pioneered.54
  • 16 Sep 1931, Caption to photograph: JUDGING DOLLS AT THE ROYAL SHOW.—Mrs. Harvey Smith (right) judging dressed dolls in the plain needlework section of women's industries at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds yesterday. On the left, Miss E M Tomkinson (stewardess).55
  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.56
  • 12 Jun 1933, BALANCING THE BUDGETS. FEDERAL AND STATE SUCCESSES. Colonel Harrison's Views.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Saturday. — The annual meeting of the Beaconsfield Upper branch of the Australian Women's National League was held in the hall this evening.
    Colonel Harrison, M.H.R., said that the Premiers' plan had been a bitter pill for Australia, but the task had been faced courageously, and there was every prospect of its success. The unemployment problem was most pressing and most difficult, but the latest figures showed the best state in unemployment since March, 1931. The tremendous falling off in national income had to be met and as it was impossible to control the prices of the world's markets, it was neccessity to do what could be done in lessening the costs of production, and in opening up new outlets for our goods. In this matter the Ottawa agreement had been a fine beginning in what should eventually result in an economic internationalism. The present Federal Government had done more in the way of reducing tariffs, both revenue and protective, than had been done by the composite Bruce-Page Government. There would be a surplus in the Commonwealth this year. The States had made a splendid effort to carry out the Premiers' plan and to balance the Budgets by the end of the next financial year. It had to be remembered that there was a contingent liability of nearly £4,000,000 in interest on war debt hanging over Australia, and to recklessly indulge in spending, as there seemed to be a surplus, would be a great mistake.
    The following officers were elected:— President Mrs Harvey-Smith; vice presidents, Mesdames Hurditch, King, Knapton, and Bevan; secretary, Miss Campbell; treasurer, Miss Blaikie; committee, Mesdames Greenwood, Turner, Trinkhaus, E W Harris, and the Misses Corder and J Blaikie.57
  • 21 Dec 1933, DANCE AT "NUMBA," BERWICK
    To enable Miss Alison Reid to meet some of her friends again after her recent tour of England and the Continent, Miss Joyce Wilson gave a small dance in her honor on Friday evening, December 15, at her parents' home "Numba," Berwick. The ballroom and reception rooms were attractively decorated with pink cluster roses, inter mingled with blue delphiniums. The guest of honor looked charming in a most unusual frock of black ribouldingue with a yoke of pink georgette em broidered with steel beads. The young hostess favored a frock of Patou blue dull crepe. She was assisted by her mother, Mrs G. L. Wilson, in a becoming gown of black georgette.
    Among those who accepted invitations were:-Mr and Mrs Harvey Smith, Mr and Mrs Norman Barrett, Mr and Mrs Norman Beaumont, Mrs Eric Reid (mother of the guest of honor), Misses Elizabeth McBride, May Middows, Meg Hasker, Valerie Pratt, Kathleen Chinn, Sybil Munckton, Betty Patterson, Alice Blyth, Adele Martel, Mary Sewell, Helen Elder, Jean Eggleston, Geraldine Pennefather, Joan a'Beckett; Messrs Peter McArthur, Arnould Sewell, Bill and Dick a'Beckett, Cliff Spowers, Huntly Grant, Jack Casey, Maurice Martel, Lyonel Middows, Egan and Fredrick Eggleston, Leonard Chinn, Jef Patterson, Warwick Griffin, Ken and Cecil Purton, Stennett Adamson, George Wilson.58
  • 20 Sep 1938, The entries for classes in the section for arts and crafts have increased considerably this year, and they will be judged by Miss Enid Thompson, a former secretary of the Arts and Crafts Society. Mrs. Harvey Smith and Mrs. P. S. Cowper, who are "old hands" at the game, will judge the needlework sections, as they have on many previous occasions. Miss Ruth Evans and Mrs. George Collins will again have the unenviable task of selecting the winners of the cookery contests. Entries for many classes In this section are very large and will involve much "cutting and tasting" by the judges.59
  • 20 Sep 1939, 25 YEARS A JUDGE
    One person who has watched the womens industries section of the Royal Show grow from its infancy into the healthy adult it now is is Mrs Harvey Smith who this year celebrated her silver anniversary as a judge of women's work.
    Mrs Smith began to judge women's industries 25 years ago when a few hundred entries were considered a large number (the entries this year totalled 1,676) and the exhibits were housed under the old stand which was burnt down many years ago.
    She said yesterday that in those days she judged the fancy and plain needle work, knitting, cookery exhibits, and arts and crafts and acted as a "window-dresser" for the exhibits as well. She revolted only when asked to judge the fleeces!
    Yesterday Mrs Smith had a pleasant surprise when she received a gift of perfume as a special token of her 25 years of judging the womens work.60
  • 23 Sep 1944, HARVEY-SMITH. —A tribute of affection to our esteemed late secretary, Mrs. M. Harvey-Smith, from the members of Upper Beaconsfield Croquet Club. - Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me, and may there be no moaning at the bar when I put out to sea. A life made beautiful by kindly deeds.61
  • 27 Sep 1944, LATE MRS HARVEY SMITH. Mrs Harvey Smith, of Upper Beaconsfield, who died last week, was for many years an esteemed and loved vice-presdient of the Australian Women's National League and president of the Upper Beaconsfield branch. She was recently elected a life member of the council of the league, and was noted in her district for her intense loyalty and untiring community service. She was for many years a judge of needlework for the Royal Agricultural Society's Shows, also for country shows both in Victoria and New South Wales.62

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