Leslie William George Knapton

M, #574, b. 18 Nov 1889, d. 11 May 1964
Leslie William George KNAPTON
(1889-1964)
Father*John William Knapton b. 4 Dec 1863, d. 10 Jun 1954
Mother*Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 4 Aug 1934
Birth*18 Nov 1889 Alexander-street, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B29721. Baptised at St. Mary's Caulfield on 12 Jan 1890.1,2 
Birth-Notice*19 Nov 1889KNAPTON.—On the 18th inst., at Alexander-street, East St. Kilda, the wife of J. W. Knapton of a son.3 
Marriage-Notice19 Mar 1914Approaching Marriages: The marriage of Miss Erin Berger, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Berger, "Westralia," High-street, Armadale, to Mr. Leslie Knapton, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapton, Beaconsfield Upper, will take place quietly on Thursday, March 26.4 
Marriage*26 Mar 1914Spouse: Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger. 659 High Street, Armadale, VIC, Australia, #M2231.5
Marriage-Notice*18 Apr 1914KNAPTON - BERGER.- On the 26th March, at Armadale, by the Rev. T. P. Trinham, of Kerang (uncle of bridgroom), Leslie W. G., eldest son of Mr and Mrs J W Knapton, to Erin S. eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs G. Berger. At home, Thursday and Friday, April 30 and May 1, at "Kooringal," Beaconsfield Upper.6 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1921 GEM-D-16.54. Transfer from Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton to Leslie William George Knapton. 39a 34p.7 
Land-Note*25 Feb 1921 GEM-D-16.54: Mortgagee: Leslie William George Knapton took out a mortgage from James Harvey-Metcalfe and John Hamilton Williamson - discharged 6 Dec 1923. Mortgagor was Leslie William George Knapton.8 
Land-UBeac*22 Feb 1923 GEM-D-16.54. Transfer from Leslie William George Knapton to Country Roads Board. Sold 1a 3r 22p to CRB.9 
Land-Note6 Dec 1923 GEM-D-16.54: Mortgagee: Leslie William George Knapton took out a mortgage from Jane Temple - discharged 2 Dec 1926. Mortgagor was Leslie William George Knapton.10 
(Trustee) Land-UBeac28 Aug 1925 GEM-D-9 (part). 19a 2 8/10p - as Trustees for Recreation Reserve.11 
Land-NoteSep 1930 GEM-D-16.54: Leslie William George Knapton took out a mortgage of £600 from The Primary Producers ... of Australia Limited - discharged 30 Aug 1938.10,12 
(Transfer to) 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.13 
Land-UBeac*30 Aug 1938 GEM-D-54 (part). Transfer from Leslie William George Knapton to Shire of Berwick. See C/T for area.14 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac22 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 
(Trustee) Land-UBeac30 Jan 1941 GEM-D-9 (part). 19a 2 8/10p - as Trustees for Recreation Reserve.16 
Land-Note12 May 1944 GEM-D-16.54: Leslie William George Knapton took out a mortgage from Farmers Debt Adjustment Board - discharged 13 May 1952.10 
Land-UBeac*13 May 1952 GEM-D-16.54 (part). Transfer from Leslie William George Knapton to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton.17 
Death*11 May 1964 Ferntree Gully, VIC, Australia, #D8857 (age 74.)18 
Probate (Will)*6 Oct 1964 Leslie William George Knapton. Rtd Orchardist. Upper Beaconsfield. 11 May 1964. 615/755.19 
Land-Note*15 Oct 1964 GEM-D-16 (part): Leslie William George Knapton died on 11 May 1964 - probate granted to Erin Sigrid Augustus Knapton.20 
Land-UBeac*19 Aug 1965 GEM-D-16 (part). Transfer from Leslie William George Knapton to Erin Sigrid Augusta Knapton. 1a 1r 15p.21 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With John William Knapton and Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton.22,23
bt 1914 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Erin Sigrid Augusta Knapton.24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38

Family

Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger b. 4 Nov 1884, d. 1 Jul 1969
Children 1.Betty Lyle Knapton+ b. 21 Dec 1914, d. 18 Dec 1970
 2.William Gustaf Leslie Knapton+ b. 6 May 1916, d. 1 Jan 2012
 3.Frank Leslie Knapton+ b. 21 May 1918, d. 13 Apr 1972
 4.Nancy Brita Erin Knapton+ b. 25 Mar 1920, d. 2 Jul 2009

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Aug 1910, BEACONSFIELD - A men's social club has been formed at Beaconsfield Upper, in the interests of the young men of the district. Officers were elected as follows: -President Dr Eliott Drake vice-presidents Rev James Wilson and Mr Barclay, treasurer, Mr H Glissman; secretary, Mr P. M'Mahon; committee, Messrs E. Brown, sen., E Brown jun., Roy Tyler, L Knapton and S Gibb.39
  • 14 Feb 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At a meeting of the tennis club the following officers were elected:-President, Mr. C. R. Walker; vice-presidents, Messrs. Wells Brumley and Howar-Smith; honorary secretary, Mrs. C. D. Colles; treasurer, Mr. L. Knapton.
    A lantern lecture was given by Mr. W. H. Short, of the Victorian Union Sunday Schools, in aid of the Bush Mission fund.40
  • 26 Apr 1928, Mr. L. W. Knapton, of Upper Beaconsfield, has been appointed a justice of the peace.41
  • 28 Jun 1946, Brevities from Berwick Shire Council. L. Knapton, Beaconsfield Upper, asked for council's consent to the construction of a dam on his property. The matter was referred to the engineer.42
  • 22 Jan 1949, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-40. Acres, 11 Acres Apple Trees, approx. 4000 cases fruit. 7-rmd. House, close golf links. Mr. L. Knapton. Beaconsfield Upper.43

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "Reg Caulfield."
  2. [S187] Familysearch ""Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTZL-LP1 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Leslie William George Knapton, 12 Jan 1890; citing ; FHL microfilm 1238887."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Nov 1889, p1.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 19 Mar 1914, p7.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 April 1914 p13.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1480-942 + C/T 2089-707 - Eliza Knapton to Leslie William George Knapton of Upper beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 4424-726.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - Leslie William George Knapton took out a mortgage from James Harvey-Metcalfe and John Hamilton Williamson - discharged 6 Dec 1923.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - transfer as to part to Country Roads Board - C/T 4668-549.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-469 - David Norman McBride Gentleman, Richard Henry Bunt Orchardist, and Leslie William Knapton Orchardist all of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors [trustees] - C/T 5031-153.
  12. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Leslie William George Knapton stated in the probate of Gustaf Berger (Nov 1932) that he ownes 40 acres of land valued at £2000 and that there was a mortgage of £600 thereon.
  13. [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.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - Knapton to Shire of Berwick - C/T 6247-328.
  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 5031-153 - His Majesty the King.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - Leslie William Knapton to William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors - C/T 7734-180.
  18. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  19. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 3252; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 550.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - Leslie William George Knapton died on 11 May 1964 - probate granted to Erin Sigrid Augustus Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Widow.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - transfer of balance to Erin Sigrid Augustus Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Widow - C/T 8589-448.
  22. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  23. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  24. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  25. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  26. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  27. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  28. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  29. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  30. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  31. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  32. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  33. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  34. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  35. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  36. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  37. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  38. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  39. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1910, p8.
  40. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Feb 1927, p12.
  41. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal, Thu 26 Apr 1928, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200675901."
  42. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "28 Jun 1946, p1."
  43. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Jan 1949, p17.
Last Edited17 Oct 2018

Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger

F, #575, b. 4 Nov 1884, d. 1 Jul 1969
Erin Sigrid Augusta KNAPTON (nee BERGER)
(1885-1969)
Father*Carl Gustaf Berger b. 14 Sep 1850, d. 9 Nov 1932
Mother*Sigrid Clementina Graveleij b. 24 Jun 1848, d. Jul 1931
Married NameKnapton. 
Birth*4 Nov 1884 Argyle Street, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B6321/1885.1,2 
Marriage-Notice19 Mar 1914Approaching Marriages: The marriage of Miss Erin Berger, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Berger, "Westralia," High-street, Armadale, to Mr. Leslie Knapton, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knapton, Beaconsfield Upper, will take place quietly on Thursday, March 26.3 
Marriage*26 Mar 1914Spouse: Leslie William George Knapton. 659 High Street, Armadale, VIC, Australia, #M2231.4
Marriage-Notice18 Apr 1914KNAPTON - BERGER.- On the 26th March, at Armadale, by the Rev. T. P. Trinham, of Kerang (uncle of bridgroom), Leslie W. G., eldest son of Mr and Mrs J W Knapton, to Erin S. eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs G. Berger. At home, Thursday and Friday, April 30 and May 1, at "Kooringal," Beaconsfield Upper.5 
Widow11 May 1964Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger became a widow upon the death of her husband Leslie William George Knapton.6 
Land-Note*15 Oct 1964 GEM-D-16 (part): Leslie William George Knapton died on 11 May 1964 - probate granted to Erin Sigrid Augustus Knapton.7 
Land-UBeac*19 Aug 1965 GEM-D-16 (part). Transfer from Leslie William George Knapton to Erin Sigrid Augusta Knapton. 1a 1r 15p.8 
Land-Note*9 Jun 1966 Part of a former government road added to landholding.9 
Land-UBeac*21 Aug 1968 GEM-D-16 (part). Transfer from Erin Sigrid Augusta Knapton to Raymond Peter Phillips Mary Helen 'Helen' Phillips. 1a 1r 15p.10 
Death*1 Jul 1969 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D14975 (Age 84.)11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19099 Norwood Crescent, Moonee Ponds, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Carl Gustaf Berger.12
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Brita Charlotta Berger.13,14
bt 1914 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Leslie William George Knapton.15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29

Family

Leslie William George Knapton b. 18 Nov 1889, d. 11 May 1964
Children 1.Betty Lyle Knapton+ b. 21 Dec 1914, d. 18 Dec 1970
 2.William Gustaf Leslie Knapton+ b. 6 May 1916, d. 1 Jan 2012
 3.Frank Leslie Knapton+ b. 21 May 1918, d. 13 Apr 1972
 4.Nancy Brita Erin Knapton+ b. 25 Mar 1920, d. 2 Jul 2009

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Oct 1910, UPPER BEACONSFIELD TENNIS DANCE.
    The members of the Upper Beaconsfield Tennis Club gave their annual dance on Saturday evening, 17th September. The Assembly Hall was beautifully and artistically decorated by Mrs. Harvey Smith, assisted by the lady members of the club, with garlands of shaded yellow poppies, interspersed with ivy and ferns. The supper tables were done in masses of peach blossom and maidenhair fern, with festoons of pink ribbons. The excellent supper provided by the lady members was partaken of after the company had unmasked with great merriment at 10 o'clock. The dance, which took the form of a Masque and Fancy Dress Ball, proved the most enjoyable and successful the club has yet given. The president (Mr. W. Harvey Smith) gave two handsome prizes for the best sustained characters. These were won by Miss D. Thomson (Folly) and Mr. Roy Tyler (Simplicitas).
    Those present were—Mrs. Harvey Smith, who looked well as a Sportswoman.
    Mrs. Drake—The Mystery.
    Mrs. Kirkwood—handsomely gowned as a Watteau Lady.
    Miss Campbell—a charming Lady Teazle.
    Miss M'Lean—a Nurse (Ambulance Corps).
    Miss Nessie M'Lean—Queen of Hearts, with a beautiful jewelled crown, red velvet train bordered with ermine.
    Miss a'Beckett—a dainty Miss Hook of Holland.
    Miss Marjorie a'Beckett represented Bensdorp's Cocoa.
    Miss Ivy Campbell—a charming Kate Hardcastle.
    Miss Fowler—a Puritan Maid.
    Miss Miriam Fowler—Gretchen.
    Miss Iris Tyler—an Irish Colleen, in emerald green.
    Miss Vera Knapton looked beautiful as a Greek Maiden.
    Miss Viola Halinbourg and Miss Berger were two picturesque Swedish Peasant Girls.
    Miss Thomson—a Violet.
    Miss Stenhouse—a splendid representation of a Pack of Cards.
    Miss N. a'Beckett—The Dairymaid.
    Amongst the visitors were:—
    Mrs. Francis—Powder and Patches.
    Mrs. a'Beckett (Narre Warren)—a dainty Pierrette.
    Mrs. Ryan (Berwick)—Night.
    Miss Dorothy Towl—Mistress Dorothy Marvyn.
    Miss Francis—a Greek Maiden.
    Miss Du Moulin— Australian Bush Girl.
    Miss Corder—Night.
    Miss M. Corder—Grey Domino.
    Miss Shorthouse—Nurse.
    Miss Malcomson—"Berwick Shire News."
    Miss D. Thomson (Melbourne)—Folly.
    Miss B. Berger—Powder Puff.
    Mr. Harvey Smith (president)—John Bull.
    Mr. Roy Tyler—Simplicitas.
    Mr. Ulick a'Beckett—Rouge et Noir.
    Mr. W. G. a'Beckett (Narre Warren)—a Barrister.
    Mr. Stenhouse—Pierrot.
    Dr. Cookinham—an American Gentleman.
    Mr. David Bevan—Jack Johnson, senior.
    Mr. W. Knapton—Knight of the Bath.
    Mr. Monty Bruce (Melbourne)—a Cricketer.
    Mr. Gilbert a'Beckett—Plenipotentiary to Charles V.
    Mr. Frank a'Beckett —Mr. Hook of Holland.
    Mr. Bert Anderson—a Postman.
    Mr. Sam M'Gregor (Melbourne)—a Dutchman.
    Mr. Percy Anderson—Black and White.
    Mr. George Anderson—Our English Visitor.
    Mr. Arthur Anderson—a Tennis Player.
    Mr. Hans Glismann—a Cricketer.
    Mr. R. P. Francis, and others.30
  • 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.31

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "indexed as Erica Sigrid Aug BERGER."
  2. [S343] Erin Sigrid Augusta BERGER, Birth Certificate, birth registered 11 Feb 1885 by her father at St Kilda (4 Nov 1884).
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 19 Mar 1914, p7.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 April 1914 p13.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - Leslie William George Knapton died on 11 May 1964 - probate granted to Erin Sigrid Augustus Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Widow.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - transfer of balance to Erin Sigrid Augustus Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Widow - C/T 8589-448.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8628-337 - Erin Sigrid Augustus Knapton of Stoney Creek Road Beaconsfield Upper Widow - land being part of a former government road.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8589-448 - Erin Sigrid Augustus Knapton to Raymond Peter Phillips Farmer and Mary Helen Phillips Married Woman both of Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "[par Gustaf BERGER & Sigrid GREVELLI]."
  12. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  13. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912 "Brita as Brilla Sharlotta."
  14. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913 "Brita as Brilla Sharlotta."
  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. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  26. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  27. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  28. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  29. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925), Thu 6 Oct 1910, p35.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1934, p3.
Last Edited24 Jun 2017

Betty Lyle Knapton

F, #576, b. 21 Dec 1914, d. 18 Dec 1970
Betty Lyle GILLIGAN
(1914-1970)
Father*Leslie William George Knapton b. 18 Nov 1889, d. 11 May 1964
Mother*Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger b. 4 Nov 1884, d. 1 Jul 1969
Probate (Will)* Betty Lyle Gilligan. Married Wm. Moorabbin. 18 Dec 1970. 721/825.1 
Married NameGilligan. 
Birth*21 Dec 1914 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B5330/1915.2 
Birth-Notice*30 Jan 1915KNAPTON.–On the 21st December, 1914, at "St Leonard's," private hospital, East Malvern the wife of L. Knapton, Beaconsfield Upper—a daughter.3 
Education*31 May 1926 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. Father Leslie Knapton, Orchardist, living 1¼ miles from school. Previously at Casely Private School. Left 17 Dec 1926 for Brighton College. Qualifying Certificate 1927.4 
Education13 Sep 1927 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. Father Leslie Knapton, Orchardist, living 1¼ miles from school. Previously at Brighton College. Left 29 Jun 1928 for Berwick S S.4 
Marriage*27 Nov 1943Spouse: Arthur John Gilligan. St James' Church, Gardenvale, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*29 Nov 1943WEDDINGS - GILLIGAN-KNAPTON. St James's Church, Gardenvale, was the scene on Saturday of the wedding of Betty Lyle, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs E. W. Knapton, Upper Beaconsfield, and Sgt Arthur John Gilligan, only son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Gilligan, Elsternwick. The bride was attended by Mrs Neil Burrows, and Mr Jack Dalton was best man.5 
Death*18 Dec 1970 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D30003 (Age 55.)6 

Grave

  • Cassia, Wall ZR 99, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jun 1943, ENGAGEMENTS. KNAPTON-GILLIGAN. - Betty Lyle, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Knapton, Beaconsfield Upper, to Sergeant Arthur John Gilligan, only son of Mrs. Thomas Gilligan. Elsternwick.8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 1109; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 192.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B5330."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jan 1915, p13.
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Nov 1943, p6.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jun 1943 p6.
Last Edited30 Aug 2018

Frank Leslie Knapton

M, #577, b. 21 May 1918, d. 13 Apr 1972
Father*Leslie William George Knapton b. 18 Nov 1889, d. 11 May 1964
Mother*Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger b. 4 Nov 1884, d. 1 Jul 1969
Birth*21 May 1918 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B8030 [Malvern].1,2 
Education*31 May 1926 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. Father Leslie Knapton, Orchardist, living 1¼ miles from school. Previously at Casely Private School. Left 16 Nov 1932 for Dandenong High School. Merit Certificate 1930.3 
Military*1 Nov 1938Enlisted for military service: Australian Army V23866. Discharge Unknown. Trooper 13 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT.4 
Land-UBeac*29 Apr 1942 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Claud Alfred Harris to Frank Leslie Knapton. 5a 0r 39p.5 
Marriage-Notice*17 Aug 1946Engagements: RICKARD—KNAPTON.—Winifred M., only daughter of the late Mr. J. E. Rickard, of Brighton, to Frank L., younger son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Knapton, Upper Beaconsfield.6 
Marriage*1946Spouse: Winifred Mabel Rickard. VIC, Australia, #M19599.7
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac26 Nov 1946 GEM-D-56.57 (part). Transfer from Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton. 89a 28p.8 
Land-UBeac*8 Jul 1947 GEM-D-71A (part). Transfer from Albert Barton Bennett to Frank Leslie Knapton. 3a 3r 7p.9 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac5 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.10 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1950 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Elizabeth Helen Richardson to Frank Leslie Knapton. 3a 3r 12p.11 
Land-UBeac*22 Jun 1950 GEM-D-71A (part). Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to Price Stewart "Norman" Whitelaw. 3a 3r 7p.12 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac13 Jul 1950 GEM-D-57 (part), 95-97 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Sydney Mathew 'Matt' Andrewartha Daisy May Andrewartha. 6a 1r 35p.13 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac29 Jun 1951 GEM-D-56.57 (part). Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Ronald James Emerson. 43a 0r 14p.14 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac20 Feb 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 12. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Alexander John Wood Leslie Desmond Jackson. 4a 2r 19 3/10p.15 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac14 May 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 1, 23 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Peter Maurice Salles. 4a 3r 3 4/10p.16 
Land-UBeac*22 Sep 1952 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton. 2a 0r 19p.17 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac6 Oct 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 8. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Augusta Margaret Shaw. 4a 2r 4 7/10p.18 
Land-Note17 Oct 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 5: William Gustaf Leslie Knapton takes over Lot 5.19 
Land-Note*17 Oct 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 7: Frank Leslie Knapton takes over Lot 7.20 
Land-Note17 Oct 1952 GEM-D-56.57 (part): William Gustaf Leslie Knapton retains GEM-D-57 (part); Frank Leslie Knapton retains GEM-D-56 (part). This is the land on the south eastern side of Beaconsfield-Emerald Road.21 
Land-UBeac21 Jun 1957 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 11, 24 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 4a 2r 17 5/10p.22 
Land-UBeac31 May 1961 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 6, 33 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton to Frank Leslie Knapton. 4a 3r 13 9/10p.23 
Land-UBeac*9 Aug 1961 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to Jean Margaret Woods. 3a 3r 12p.24 
Land-UBeac*4 Jun 1963 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 6, 33 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to Charles Michael Hunt. 4a 3r 13 9/10p.25 
Land-UBeac11 Dec 1967 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 7, 32 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to Jean Margaret Woods. 4a 19 5/10p.26 
Note*Apr 1972 Frank Knapton was a contractor who was killed by a front end loader. His daughter was going to England, and accompanied by her mother she went to see her father to say goodbye, at a job he was doing in Berwick. When her father saw them he said "just a moment" and he jumped off the loader and walked underneath the bucket of the loader, and the bucket fell down on his head.27 
Death*13 Apr 1972 Upwey, VIC, Australia, #D18145 (Age 53.)28 
Probate (Will)*11 Dec 1972 Frank Leslie Knapton. Contractor. Olinda. 13 Apr 1972. 746/600.29 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia30

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Oct 1931, BEACONSFIELD UPPER - While carting prunings in his father's orchard Frank Knapton, elder son of Mr and Mrs L W Knapton, of Kooringal, North Beaconsfield, fell from the top of a load to the ground fracturing a bone in his left arm and splintering a bone in his right wrist.31
  • 23 Apr 1938, BERWICK - Frank Leslie Knapton was charged at the Berwick Police Court with having aided and abetted a youth to ignite inflammable material. Evidence was given that the fire caused a serious bush fire at Beaconsfield Upper on February 3. Knapton was fined £10. The youth was aged less than 17 years.32
  • 23 Apr 1938, UPPER BEACONSFIELD FIRE. "Good Day for Burning Off." Police Court-Sequel.
    DANDENONG, Friday.— An outbreak of fire, which started in scrub country at Beaconsfield Upper in February last, and swept through several properties, was responsible for the appearance of Frank Leslie Knopton in the Berwick court of petty sessions to-day before Mr. Addison, P.M.
    Knopton was charged with aiding and abetting Con George Horrigan, of Upper Beaconsfield, to ignite inflammable material. Horrigan had said to Knopton, according to evidence given, that "it was a good day for burning off that block." Knopton replied that it was, but did not give orders for this to be done.
    John Richardson, of Berwick, a member of the Beaconsfield Upper Bush Fire Brigade, stated that a large number of volunteers had to be called out, and a "break"' had to be burned to prevent the fire from jumping across the main Emerald road.
    Knopton pleaded guilty. The police magistrate, in inflicting a fine of £10, said he regarded the offence as a serious one.33
  • 27 Apr 1938, FIRE SEQUEL. YOUNG MAN FINED £10.
    Frank Leslie Knapton, a young horticulturist, of Upper Beaconsfield, appeared before Mr. Addison, P.M., and honorary justices, at the Berwick Court, on Friday, to answer a charge of aiding and abetting another person to ignite inflamable material. He pleaded guilty.
    John Richardson, dairy farmer, of Upper Beaconsfield, said he was a lieutenant, of the local Bush Fire Brigade, and on the afternoon of February 3, while at work, he saw a cloud of smoke. Upon investigation he found a scrub fire, and found it necessary to burn a break and then call volunteer firemen, who made an effort to prevent the flames from crossing the main Emerald road.
    Evidence by First-constable Bryant disclosed that on February 8 he went to Knapton’s home where he told defendant and a lad named Harrigan that he was investigating circumstances concerning the fire. After questioning, an admission was made by Harrigan. It was alleged that Knapton had stated to Harrigan, on the day of the fire, “that it would be a good day to get the bush burnt.”
    No statement was made by defendant in court, and he was fined £10, in default one month’s imprisonment:
    The magistrate remarked that the offence was a serious one.34
  • 14 Oct 1944, WOOD Carters wanted. Camp available. F. Knapton. Upper Beaconsfield.35
  • 13 Aug 1947, KNAPTON (nee Rickard).-On August 9 at Berwick Bush Nursing Hospital, to Win and Frank--a daughter.36
  • 9 Nov 1949, REFRIGERATOR, “Silent Knight,” new, £50 or near offer. Apply, F. Knapton: Phone Upper Beaconsfield 87.37
  • 1 Feb 1950, KNAPTON.-On January 27, at Berwick B.N.H. to Win. and Frank-a daughter.38

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B8030."
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Date of Birth 21 May 1918 Place of Birth BEACONSFIELD UPPER, VIC.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  4. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      KNAPTON, FRANK LESLIE
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      V23866
    Date of Birth      21 May 1918
    Place of Birth      BEACONSFIELD UPPER, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      1 Nov 1938
    Locality on Enlistment      BEACONSFIELD UPPER, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      BERWICK, VIC
    Next of Kin      KNAPTON, LESLIE
    Date of Discharge      Unknown
    Rank      Trooper
    Posting at Discharge      13 LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5027-226 - Frank Leslie Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Florist - C/T 6587-347.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Aug 1946, p12.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5101-041 - William Gustaf Knapton and Frank Leslie Knapton both of Upper Beaconsfield Horticulturists - tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6935-904.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6501-180 - Albert Barton Bennett to Frank Leslie Knapton of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Horticulturist.
  10. [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.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6202-291 - Frank Leslie Knapton of the Old Gembrook Road Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6501-180 - Frank Leslie Knapton to Price Stewart Whitelaw of 41 Cooloongatta Road East Camberwell Sales Manager.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6935-904 - Sydney Matthew Andrewartha Furniture Manufacturer and Daisy May Andrewartha Married Woman both of 47 Heidelberg Road Ivanhoe - joint proprietors - C/T 7475-064.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6935-904 - Ronald James Emerson of 22 Trafalgar Street Mont Albert Accountant - C/T 7591-193.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Alexander John Wood and Leslie Desmond Jackson both of Sugarloaf Road Upper Beaconsfield, Market Gardeners - joint proprietors - C/T 7690-004.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Peter Maurice Salles of 613 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills Aeronautical Engineer - C/T 8045-447.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6587-347 - William Gustav Leslie Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8037-754.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Augusta Margaret Shaw of 15 Coates Street Moorabbin Married Woman - C/T 8045-448.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - William Gustav Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8045-449 - on same title as part of GEM-D-57.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Frank Leslie Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8045-450 includes GEM-D-56.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6935-904 - William Gustav Knapton - C/T 8045-449 and Frank Leslie Knapton - C/T 8045-450.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - William Gustav Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Kapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors - C/T 8156-596.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Frank Leslie Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8323-362
    were tenants in common - now only Frank.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6202-291 - Jean Margaret Woods of Bishopscourt Clarendon Street East Melbourne Married Woman.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8323-362 - Charles Michael Hunt Police Constable and Joan Elizabeth Hunt Married Woman both of Kings Road Emerald - joint proprietors.
  26. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8045-450 - Jean Margaret Woods of Bishopscourt Clarendon Street East Melbourne Married Woman - C/T 8706-040.
  27. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from Stan Hamilton."
  28. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  29. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P6, unit 192; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 304.
  30. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Oct 1931, p11.
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 April 1938 p4.
  33. [S16] Newspaper - The Age Sat 23 Apr 1938, p22.
  34. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 27 Apr 1938, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201303657."
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 14 Oct 1944, p22
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11365671
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Aug 1947, p9.
  37. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 9 Nov 1949, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222213453."
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Feb 1950, p10.
Last Edited30 Aug 2018

Nancy Brita Erin Knapton

F, #578, b. 25 Mar 1920, d. 2 Jul 2009
Father*Leslie William George Knapton b. 18 Nov 1889, d. 11 May 1964
Mother*Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger b. 4 Nov 1884, d. 1 Jul 1969
Married NameRickard. 
Married NameBurrows. 
Birth*25 Mar 1920 "Statenboro" private hospital, Williams Road, Windsor, VIC, Australia, #B8589.1 
Birth-Notice*27 Mar 1920KNAPTON. - On the 25th March, at "Statenboro" private hospital, Williams road, Windsor, to Mr. and Mrs. L. Knapton, of Beaconsfield Upper - a daughter.2 
Education*8 Jun 1926 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. Father Leslie Knapton, Orchardist, living 1¼ miles from school. No previous schooling. Qualifying Certificate 1929. Left school 15 Dec 1931 for home.3 
Marriage-Notice*14 May 1941WEDDING DATES. The marriage will take place at St James' Old Cathedral on Saturday at 4 of Neil S Burrows, second son of Mr and Mrs Stirling Burrows, Haldane st, Beaumaris, and Nancy B Knapton younger daughter of Mr and Mrs L W G Knapton, Beaconsfield Upper.4 
Marriage*17 May 1941Spouse: Neil Stirling Burrows. St James' Old Cathedral, West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M6643.5,6
 
Divorce* Mid 1940s. 
Marriage*Spouse: John William (Jack) Rickard. VIC, Australia.
 
Widow8 Jan 1984Nancy Brita Erin Knapton became a widow upon the death of her husband John William (Jack) Rickard.7 
Death*2 Jul 2009 Launceston, TAS, Australia, (Age 88.)8 
Death-Notice*8 Jul 2009RICKARD (nee Knapton). - Nancy Brita Erin 1920 - 2009 Passed away on July 2, 2009 in Launceston Loved wife of Jack (dec. ) Loved and loving mother of John and Helen. Dearest Gran of Darren and Vanessa and Shaun and Rachel. Loved dear Great Gran of Daniel, Bradley, Isabella, Josh and Bailey. Now Sleeping Peacefully. Sincere thanks to Tyler Village for their kindness and care over the last few years. Privately Cremated Finney Funeral Services Launceston, Tasmania.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1942 - 1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.10,11

Grave

  • Rose Garden B - 96 - B7, Carr Villa Memorial Park, Launceston, TAS, Australia12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Mar 1941, ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED. Nancy Brita Knapton younger daughter of Mr and Mrs L W Knapton Kooringal, Beaconsfield Upper to Neil Stirling Burrows, second son of Mr and Mrs Stirling A Burrows, Haldane street, Beaumaris.13
  • 19 May 1941, BURROWS-KNAPTON. A blue angora frock with matching muff to which was fastened a bunch of violets with matching tulle hat trimmed with violets, was worn by Nancy Brita Knapton for her marriage to Neil Stirling Burrows at St. James Old Cathedral, West Melbourne. Rev. R J Rowell officiated. The bride who is the younger daughter of Mr and Mrs L W Knapton, Kooringal, Beaconsfield Upper, was given away by her father. She was unattended.
    The bridegroom, who is the second son of Mr and Mrs S A Burrows, Haldane st., Beaumaris, had Mr Frank L Knapton as best man. A reception was held at the home of Mr J W Knapton, the bride's grandfather, Cole st., Elwood.14

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B8589 [reg Armadale]."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Mar 1920, p11.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 May 1941 p6.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B20672 [par Andrew BURROWS & Laura Amy REMINGTON]."
  6. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "#M6643."
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 12 Jan 1984, p8.
  8. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "death notice of W G L Knapton states that all his siblings are deceased."
  9. [S14] Newspaper - 8 Jul 2009 Herald Sun (Melbourne); Hobart Mercury, Launceston Examiner
    KNAPTON Nancy Brita (Nan) see RICKARD, Nancy Brita (Nan)
    KNAPTON Nancy Brita Erin see RICKARD, Nancy Brita Erin
    KNAPTON Nancy Brita Erin see RICKARD, Nancy Brita Erin.
  10. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  12. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.launceston.tas.gov.au/lcc/index.php,.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 March 1941, p9.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 May 1941, p6.
Last Edited30 Aug 2018

William Gustaf Leslie Knapton

M, #579, b. 6 May 1916, d. 1 Jan 2012
Father*Leslie William George Knapton b. 18 Nov 1889, d. 11 May 1964
Mother*Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger b. 4 Nov 1884, d. 1 Jul 1969
Residence* WL & JC KNAPTON, 75 Morala Drive, Runaway Bay, QLD, Australia.1 
Note* Sold orchard in Stony Creek Road after 1983 fires - lived at Rosemont for a time (late 40s early 50s.)2 
Birth*6 May 1916 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B13620.3 
Birth-Notice*20 May 1916KNAPTON (nee Erin Berger). - On the 6th May, at St. Leonard private hospital, Turner street, East Malvern, the wife of L.W. Knapton, "Kooringal", Upper Beaconsfield - a son.4 
Education*31 May 1926 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. Father Leslie Knapton, Orchardist, living 1¼ miles from school. Previously at Casely Private School. Left 16 Sep 1932 for Correspondence Course. Merit Certificate 1930.5 
Military*6 Jun 1940Enlisted for military service: Australian Army VX23477. Discharged 13 Sep 1945. Gunner ARTY TNG REGT.6 
Marriage*8 Jan 1945Spouse: Joan Crofton Burrowes. St George's Church, Malvern, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Jan 1945KNAPTON-BURROWES. The marriage was celebrated yesterday at St George's Church, Malvern, of Joan Crofton, youngest daughter of the late Mr P. J. H. Burrowes and of Mrs Burrowes, Windermere, Adelaide st., Malvern, and William Leslie, elder son of Mr and Mrs L. W. Knapton, of Kooringal, Beaconsfield Upper.7 
Land-UBeac*26 Nov 1946 GEM-D-56.57 (part). Transfer from Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton. 89a 28p.8 
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.9 
Land-UBeac*13 Jul 1950 GEM-D-57 (part), 95-97 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Sydney Mathew 'Matt' Andrewartha Daisy May Andrewartha. 6a 1r 35p.10 
Land-UBeac*29 Jun 1951 GEM-D-56.57 (part). Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Ronald James Emerson. 43a 0r 14p.11 
Land-UBeac20 Feb 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 12. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Alexander John Wood Leslie Desmond Jackson. 4a 2r 19 3/10p.12 
Land-UBeac*13 May 1952 GEM-D-16.54 (part). Transfer from Leslie William George Knapton to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton.13 
Land-UBeac14 May 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 1, 23 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Peter Maurice Salles. 4a 3r 3 4/10p.14 
Land-UBeac*22 Sep 1952 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton. 2a 0r 19p.15 
Land-UBeac6 Oct 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 8. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Frank Leslie Knapton to Augusta Margaret Shaw. 4a 2r 4 7/10p.16 
Land-Note*17 Oct 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 5: William Gustaf Leslie Knapton takes over Lot 5.17 
Land-Note17 Oct 1952 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 7: Frank Leslie Knapton takes over Lot 7.18 
Land-Note17 Oct 1952 GEM-D-56.57 (part): William Gustaf Leslie Knapton retains GEM-D-57 (part); Frank Leslie Knapton retains GEM-D-56 (part). This is the land on the south eastern side of Beaconsfield-Emerald Road.19 
Land-UBeac*21 Jan 1953 GEM-D-15 (part). Transfer from Bertram Holland Joseland to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 20a 1r 5 3/10p.20 
Land-UBeac*22 Feb 1955 GEM-D-73 l/p 26096 (Lot 29), 157 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Leslie Thomas Fox to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 2a 1r 34p.21 
Land-UBeac19 Dec 1955 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 7), 101 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Keith Ernest Munro to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton.22 
Land-UBeac21 Jun 1957 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 11, 24 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 4a 2r 17 5/10p.23 
Land-UBeac*14 Apr 1960 GEM-D-55 (part). Transfer from Helen Serena Sleight to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 17a 2r 6p.24 
Land-UBeac31 May 1961 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 6, 33 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton to Frank Leslie Knapton. 4a 3r 13 9/10p.25 
Land-UBeac4 Sep 1961 GEM-D-73 l/p 26096 (Lot 23), 2 Fox Road. Transfer from Leslie Thomas Fox Myrtle Margaret Fox to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 1a 1r 24p.26 
Land-UBeac*5 Oct 1961 GEM-E-7A. Transfer from Armstrong 'Dub' Matthews to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 20a 2r 13p.27 
Land-Note*29 Jul 1963 GEM-D-57 (part): 20a 2r 27p - l/p 60085 - subdivided into three blocks per 30 Dec 1964.28 
Land-Note5 Jul 1965 GEM-D-15 (part) l/p 67879: Subdivided into Lots 1 to 4 l/p 67879 C/T 8562-280 to 283.29 
Land-UBeac*18 Mar 1966 GEM-D-15 (part) l/p 67879 (Lot 4), 116-118 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton to Jack Stephens. 5a 0r 0p - Caveat lodged 20 Aug 1965.30 
Land-Note*6 May 1966 GEM-D-16.54.55 (l/p 70022): subdivision of land into lots 5 to 18.31 
Land-UBeac*18 Jul 1968 GEM-E-7A. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 20a 2r 13p.32 
Land-UBeac*26 Nov 1968 GEM-D-73 l/p 26096 (Lot 29), 157 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton to John William Guilfoyle Ethel Annie "Ettie" Guilfoyle. 2a 1r 34p - caveat lodged 10 Nov 1966.33 
Land-UBeac*5 Sep 1984 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton to Raymond Peter Phillips Mary Helen 'Helen' Phillips. 2a 0r 19p.34 
Widower9 Dec 2010William Gustaf Leslie Knapton became a widower upon the death of his wife Joan Crofton Burrowes
Death*1 Jan 2012 QLD, Australia.35 
Death-Notice*14 Jan 2012KNAPTON. - William Leslie (Bill). Late of Runaway Bay, Qld formerly of Upper Beaconsfield. Died peacefully, Jan. 1, 2012 Aged 95. Beloved husband of Joan (dec. 2010). Loving father and father-in-law of Barbara and Bill, Ann and Greig, Bill and Catherine. Grandfather of eight, great grandfather of eight. Brother of Betty, Frank and Nan (all dec.) Privately Cremated.35,36 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Dec 1944, ENGAGEMENTS. BURROWES-KNAPTON.-Joan Crofton, youngest daughter of the late Mr. P. J. H. Burrowes and of Mrs. Burrowes, Windermere. Adelaide street, Malvern, to William Leslie, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Knapton, Kooringal, Beaconsfield Upper.37

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from Rob Hansen Questionnaire."
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B13620."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 May 1916, p13.
  5. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  6. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      KNAPTON, WILLIAM
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX23477
    Date of Birth      6 May 1916
    Place of Birth      MALVERN, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      6 Jun 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      BEACONSFIELD UPPER, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      CAULFIELD, VIC
    Next of Kin      KNAPTON, ERIN
    Date of Discharge      13 Sep 1945
    Rank      Gunner
    Posting at Discharge      ARTY TNG REGT
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jan 1945 p8.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5101-041 - William Gustaf Knapton and Frank Leslie Knapton both of Upper Beaconsfield Horticulturists - tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6935-904.
  9. [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.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6935-904 - Sydney Matthew Andrewartha Furniture Manufacturer and Daisy May Andrewartha Married Woman both of 47 Heidelberg Road Ivanhoe - joint proprietors - C/T 7475-064.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6935-904 - Ronald James Emerson of 22 Trafalgar Street Mont Albert Accountant - C/T 7591-193.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Alexander John Wood and Leslie Desmond Jackson both of Sugarloaf Road Upper Beaconsfield, Market Gardeners - joint proprietors - C/T 7690-004.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - Leslie William Knapton to William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors - C/T 7734-180.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Peter Maurice Salles of 613 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills Aeronautical Engineer - C/T 8045-447.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6587-347 - William Gustav Leslie Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8037-754.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Augusta Margaret Shaw of 15 Coates Street Moorabbin Married Woman - C/T 8045-448.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - William Gustav Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8045-449 - on same title as part of GEM-D-57.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Frank Leslie Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8045-450 includes GEM-D-56.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6935-904 - William Gustav Knapton - C/T 8045-449 and Frank Leslie Knapton - C/T 8045-450.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7615-058 - William Leslie Knapton Horticulturist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 8050-034.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8074-027 - William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8178-986 - William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of A'Beckett's Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - William Gustav Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Kapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors - C/T 8156-596.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8233-013 - Helen Serena Sleight to William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman, both of Old Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - Frank Leslie Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8323-362
    were tenants in common - now only Frank.
  26. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8307-264 - C/T 8347-054 - William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  27. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8274-673 - William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Old Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  28. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8045-449 - B713778 (16917/103) - C/T 8509-619 - William Gustav Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8526-239 to 241.
  29. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8050-034 - William Leslie Knapton Horticulturist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield -.
  30. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8562-283 - Jack Stephens of Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield Butcher.
  31. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8612-853 - subdivision l/p 70022 - lots 5 to 18 in C/T 8626-317 to 8626-330.
  32. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8274-673 - Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works.
  33. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8074-027 -John William Guilfoyle Transport Driver and Ethel Annie Guilfoyle Married Woman both of Old Officer Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  34. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8037-754 - Raymond Peter Phillips and Mary Helen Phillips both of Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  35. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "14 Jan 2012 (viewed online)."
  36. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "14 Jan 2012 - viewed online 10 Nov 2013
    http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/obituaries/heraldsun-au/."
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Dec 1944 p8.
Last Edited30 Aug 2018

John William Knapton

M, #580, b. 4 Dec 1863, d. 10 Jun 1954
John William KNAPTON
(1863-1954)
Father*William Knapton b. Oct 1832, d. 5 Nov 1889
Mother*Priscilla Sollis b. 1830, d. 1867
Birth*4 Dec 1863 Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #22943.1 
Marriage*31 Dec 1888Spouse: Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham. Stokes Street, Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M6786.2
Marriage-Notice*26 Jan 1889KNAPTON — TRINHAM. — On the 31st December, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. W. A. Brooke, M.A., John W., youngest son of William Knapton, of East St Kilda, to Eliza, second daughter of J. T. Trinham, of Port Melbourne.3 
(Witness) Marriage16 Nov 1900Witness to marriage of: John George 'Jack' Trinham and Mary Jane Martin; St Peter's Anglican Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia.4,5
(Trustee) Land-UBeac4 Dec 1908 GEM-D-9. Frederick Cecil Browne Jessey Sykes Trustees for Recreation Reserve, William McLean, Caleb Wheeler, John William Knapton (19a 3r 34p.)6 
Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-76A. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 40a 0r 0p.7 
Land-UBeac*7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-75. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 57a 1r 39p.8 
Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-76. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 41a 0r 0p.9 
Land-Note7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-75.76.76A: Mortgagee: James Harvey Metcalfe and John Hamilton Williamson. Discharged 24 Jan 1921. Mortgagor was John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott.10 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac13 Oct 1916 GEM-D-9 (part). Transfer from William McLean, Caleb Wheeler, John William Knapton to Education Department. Land for new primary school. Acreage not defined.11 
Land-UBeac*2 Feb 1921 GEM-D-75.76.76A. Transfer from John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott to an unknown person . 138a 1r 39p.12 
Land-Note*28 Aug 1925 GEM-D-9 (part): J W Knapton is now the survivor of the proprietors [trustees].13 
Land-UBeac28 Aug 1925 GEM-D-9 (part). 19a 2 8/10p - as Trustees for Recreation Reserve.14 
Widower4 Aug 1934John William Knapton became a widower upon the death of his wife Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham.15 
Death*10 Jun 1954 Elwood, VIC, Australia, #D6282 age 90 [par William & unknown].16 
Death-Notice*11 Jun 1954KNAPTON, John William. - On June 10, at his residence, 19 Cole street, Elwood, the dearly beloved husband of the late Eliza Knapton, and loving father of Leslie, Vera, William (deceased), Helen (Mrs. J. Syder), Ethel (deceased), and Alan, aged 90 years.
KNAPTON. - The Private Funeral of the late Mr JOHN WILLIAM KNAPTON will leave our parlors corner Carlisle and Balston streets, East St Kilda, THIS DAY (Friday) at conclusion of a service commencing at 2 45 pm foi the Springvale Crematorium.17 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: printer. With Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton.18,19,20
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton.21
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: printer. With Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton. With Leslie William George Knapton.22,23

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, DODONAEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN N10 BED 4 ROSE 3624

Family

Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 4 Aug 1934
Children 1.Leslie William George Knapton+ b. 18 Nov 1889, d. 11 May 1964
 2.Vera Knapton b. 9 Aug 1891, d. 5 Apr 1972
 3.William John Knapton b. 22 Jan 1893, d. 11 Jan 1917
 4.Ellen 'Nell' Knapton+ b. 21 Feb 1895, d. 4 Oct 1957
 5.Ethel Eliza "Effie" Knapton b. 1897, d. 15 Jul 1951
 6.Alan Elmy Knapton+ b. 30 Aug 1898, d. 28 Oct 1993

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Dec 1889, William Knapton, late of Alexander-street, East St. Kilda, contractor, by his will dated August 2, 1887, appointed James Flett Neville, architect, of Kerford-road, South Melbourne, and John Knapton, printer, of Little Collins-street, Melbourne, executors. He bequeathed all his estate, both real and personal, unto his wife, Ellen Knapton, for life. After her death he directs that his estate should be disposed of as follows : To each of his two sons, Samuel and John, £100 ; to each of his daughters, Emily Watson and Ellen Knapton, £100 ; to each of his step-sons, William and Flett Neville, £100 ; to his step-daughter, Alice Hater, £100 ; and if any surplus remains over this it is to be equally divided amongst the above named and his step-son, George Neville. He directed that his business should be carried on during the life time of his wife, and at her death his stepson, James Flett Neville, is to have the option of purchasing it for £100. The estate was sworn at £1900 real and £847 personal. Total, £2747.25
  • 18 Jan 1896, DISSOLUTION of PARTNERSHIP-Notice is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP hitherto existing between William Thompson Pater and John William Knapton, trading as Pater and Knapton, printers and publisher. 290A Little Collins-street, has been TERMINATED as from 31st December, 1895. The said John William Knapton will carry on the said business and all debts due to and liabilities of the firm will be receivable and payable respectively by the said John William Knapton, trading under the style and title of J. W. Knapton and Co. signed this thirteenth day of January, 1896.
    (signed) WM. T. PATER. JOHN W KNAPTON. Witness.—J Edwin Moir.26
  • 3 Mar 1903, BEACONSFIELD. — When Mr. Knapton was being driven to his home at Beaconsfield North, the horse in the jinker ran away down the steep hill leading to the Stony Creek-bridge, near the State school. Swerving suddenly, it snapped off the shafts, upsetting the trap, and throwing the driver, Mr. Trinham, and Mr. Knapton on the roadway. Mr. Trinham was only severely shaken, but hid companion had his left leg broken in three places, and other injuries.27
  • 4 Mar 1903, At Upper Beaconsfield on Saturday evening a serious accident happened to Mr. Knapton, who recently purchased a property in that locality. In company with his son, he was being driven by a friend in a gig from the Railway Station. When nearing his home the horse bolted down a hill, overturning the vehicle and throwing the occupants to the ground. Mr. Knapton's leg was broken in five places below the knee.28
  • 18 May 1906, BRITISH PRINTERS' PRIZE COMPETITION. MELBOURNE PRINTER SUCCESSFUL.
    Melbourne. 17th May. A Melbourne printer had been successful in gaining the gold medal given in connection with the British Printers' Prize Competion. This competition has been carried out for the past nine years, and this is the first occasion on which the medal has been won by a printer outside the United Kingdom. The successful gentleman is Mr. A. Carson, foreman printer to Messrs. Knapton and Co., of Little Collins-street. The prize which he has won is a gold medal presented by Messrs. Raithly. Lawrence and Co., of Leicester. There was a large num ber of competitors, each one being given certain printing matter, which he was asked to set up in artistic style. Out of the numerous specimens seat in, Mr. Carson's design was regarded as the most artistic, and he was awarded the medal, together with a certificate.29
  • 25 Mar 1914, Mr and Mrs Knapton and family, who are leaving Upper Beaconsfield to take up their residence in Melbourne were entertained at a well attended social on Monday night last. The Rev. J. Wilson, on behalf of those present expressed regret at their departure and referred to the good work done by them. Mr Knapton suitably responded. A dance followed and a most enjoyable evening was spent.30

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#22943 (as unnamed Male NEPTUNE) [par William KNAPTON & Priscilla SOLLIS]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Standard (Port Melbourne), 26 Jan 1889, p2.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, May Contain Nuts "Lisa Davies" - viewed Dec 2010.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-469 - William McLean Gentleman, John William Knapton Printer and Caleb Wheeler Orchardist all of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors [trustees].
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3404-733 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 + C/T 2621-090 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3817-350 - Mortgage to James Harvey Metcalfe and John Hamilton Williamson Mortgage No 337378 - discharged 24 Jan 1921.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-469 - William McLean, John William Knapton and Caleb Wheeler to The Minister of Public Instruction - C/T 4000-960 The Minister of the Crown for the time being administering the Education Act 1915.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3817-350 - His Majesty King George V.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-469 - John William Knapton is now the survivor of the proprietors [trustees].
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-469 - David Norman McBride Gentleman, Richard Henry Bunt Orchardist, and Leslie William Knapton Orchardist all of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors [trustees] - C/T 5031-153.
  15. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6282 age 90 [par William & unknown]."
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Jun 1954 p16.
  18. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  19. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  20. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  21. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  22. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  23. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  24. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    also Rosa Jessie Knapton Service 24 Jul 1986 & Saba Swan 30 Sep 1988 (died 25 Sep 1988, age 79).
  25. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 6 Dec 1889, p5.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Jan 1896, p12.
  27. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 3 Mar 1903, p8.
  28. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 4 Mar 1903, p2.
  29. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser, 18 May 1906, p8.
  30. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "25 Mar 1914, p2."
Last Edited25 Jun 2017

Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham

F, #581, b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 4 Aug 1934
Eliza KNAPTON
(1867-1934)
Father*John George Trinham b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 21 Sep 1913
Mother*Eliza Perry b. 13 May 1840, d. 11 Dec 1913
Married NameKnapton. 
Birth*16 Oct 1867 Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #B24491.1 
Marriage*31 Dec 1888Spouse: John William Knapton. Stokes Street, Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M6786.2
Marriage-Notice*26 Jan 1889KNAPTON — TRINHAM. — On the 31st December, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. W. A. Brooke, M.A., John W., youngest son of William Knapton, of East St Kilda, to Eliza, second daughter of J. T. Trinham, of Port Melbourne.3 
Land-UBeac*27 Jan 1909 GEM-D-16.54. Transfer from The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Ltd to Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham. 19a 2r 30p + 19a 2r 4p.4 
Land-Note*27 Jan 1909 GEM-D-16.54: Mortgagee: The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Ltd. 19a 2r 30p + 19a 2r 4p - continued the mortgage discharged 10 Oct 1911. Mortgagor was Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton.5 
Land-Note*10 Oct 1911 GEM-D-16.54: Mortgagee: Eliza Knapton took out a mortgage from Flora Clapperton - discharged 7 Jun 1919. Mortgagor was Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-75. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 57a 1r 39p.7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-76. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 41a 0r 0p.8 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-76A. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 40a 0r 0p.9 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-75.76.76A: Mortgagee: James Harvey Metcalfe and John Hamilton Williamson. Discharged 24 Jan 1921. Mortgagor was John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott.10 
Land-Note13 Aug 1915 GEM-D-16.54: Mortgagee: Eliza Knapton took out a mortgage from Flora Clapperton - discharged 2 Oct 1916. Mortgagor was Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton.11 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac2 Feb 1921 GEM-D-75.76.76A. Transfer from John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott to an unknown person . 138a 1r 39p.12 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1921 GEM-D-16.54. Transfer from Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton to Leslie William George Knapton. 39a 34p.13 
Death*4 Aug 1934 Elwood, VIC, Australia, #D6952 (Age 66.)14 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John William Knapton.15,16,17
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John William Knapton.18
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John William Knapton. With Leslie William George Knapton.19,20

Grave

  • Plot 4-206-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia21

Family

John William Knapton b. 4 Dec 1863, d. 10 Jun 1954
Children 1.Leslie William George Knapton+ b. 18 Nov 1889, d. 11 May 1964
 2.Vera Knapton b. 9 Aug 1891, d. 5 Apr 1972
 3.William John Knapton b. 22 Jan 1893, d. 11 Jan 1917
 4.Ellen 'Nell' Knapton+ b. 21 Feb 1895, d. 4 Oct 1957
 5.Ethel Eliza "Effie" Knapton b. 1897, d. 15 Jul 1951
 6.Alan Elmy Knapton+ b. 30 Aug 1898, d. 28 Oct 1993

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Mar 1914, Mr and Mrs Knapton and family, who are leaving Upper Beaconsfield to take up their residence in Melbourne were entertained at a well attended social on Monday night last. The Rev. J. Wilson, on behalf of those present expressed regret at their departure and referred to the good work done by them. Mr Knapton suitably responded. A dance followed and a most enjoyable evening was spent.22

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B24491 [par John George TRINHAM & Eliza PERRY]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Standard (Port Melbourne), 26 Jan 1889, p2.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1480-942 + C/T 2089-707 - The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Limited to Eliza Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield married woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1480-942 + C/T 2089-707 - Eliza Knapton continued with the mortgage from The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Limited - discharged 10 Oct 1911.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1480-942 + C/T 2089-707 - Eliza Knapton took out a mortgage from Flora Clapperton - discharged 7 Jun 1919.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3404-733 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 + C/T 2621-090 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3817-350 - Mortgage to James Harvey Metcalfe and John Hamilton Williamson Mortgage No 337378 - discharged 24 Jan 1921.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1480-942 + C/T 2089-707 - Eliza Knapton took out another mortgage from Flora Clapperton - discharged 2 Oct 1916.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3817-350 - His Majesty King George V.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1480-942 + C/T 2089-707 - Eliza Knapton to Leslie William George Knapton of Upper beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 4424-726.
  14. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  15. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  16. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  17. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  18. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  19. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  20. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  21. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-206-A     Trinham     John G.     M     79     22/09/1913
    4-206-B     Trinham     Eliza     F     73     13/12/1913
    4-206-B     Knapton     Eliza     F     66     11/08/1934
    4-206-B     Atkins     Amelia     F          29/12/1939.
  22. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "25 Mar 1914, p2."
Last Edited25 Jun 2017

William John Knapton

M, #582, b. 22 Jan 1893, d. 11 Jan 1917
William John KNAPTON
(1893-1917)
Father*John William Knapton b. 4 Dec 1863, d. 10 Jun 1954
Mother*Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 4 Aug 1934

World War I

William John Knapton, aged 22 and working as an orchardist enlisted on 26 Feb 1915. He enlisted at the same time as two other soldiers from Upper Beaconsfield, John Berry and George Gibbs and they all embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915 with the 23rd Battalion. Colonel George Knox was also on board the same ship. SERN 579.
He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and the Western Front, and was a Corporal at the time of his death. He died of wounds on 11 Jan 1917, and is buried at Heilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 41), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France.
His family were long time residents of Upper Beaconsfield and his name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2
Birth*22 Jan 1893 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #B2307. Baptised at St.Mary's Caulfield on 12 Mar 1893.3,4 
Death*11 Jan 1917 20th Casualty Clearing Station, France.5 
Death-Notice*24 Jan 1917KNAPTON -On the 11th January, 1917, at the 20th Casualty Clearing Station, France, Corporal W. J. Knapton (late of Tresco), dearly beloved second son of J. W. and E. Knapton, Lindsey, 17 Cole street, Elsternwick, in his 24th year.5 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Corporal William John Knapton
Australian Infantry 23rd Battalion. He was the son of William and Eliza Knapton, and worked as an orchardist before he enlisted. Eliza Knapton’s family, the Trinhams, were the first orchardists in Upper Beaconsfield. Corporal Knapton’s brother, Leslie Knapton, operated an orchard in Stoney Creek Road for many years, and it then passed to his eldest son, Bill Knapton, until Bill Knapton sold it after the Ash Wednesday bushfires. Corporal Knapton embarked on HMAT Euripides, A14, on 10/5/1915, from Melbourne, survived Gallipoli then went on to France. He died on 11/1/1917, in France, aged 23.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Tresco Estate, Mystic Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: fruit grower.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Jan 1917, OUR SOLDIERS. DEATH OF CPL W. J. KNAPTON. Much regret was expressed by all who knew him, when it became known that Corporal William J. Knapton, late of Tresco, had died of wounds. The sad event took place on 11th January, at the 38th Casualty Clearing Station, France. Cpl. Knapton at the time of his death, was in his 24th year. His parents, Mr and Mrs J. W. Knapton, live in Elsternwick. The deceased young soldier came to the Mystic Park district about five years ago, and was in the employ of Mr H. Angus for two or three years for the purpose of getting general farming experience. He afterwards took up land on the Tresco Estate, which he worked up to the time of enlisting. He felt it his duty to obey his country's call and joined the ranks about 18 months ago. He was a very fine, steady, energetic and intelligent young man, loved and respected by all his acquaintances. He was wounded in the battle of Pozieres, in July last. Having recovered sufficiently, he returned to the front, where he was again wounded, this time, unfortunately, fatally. Corporal Knapton, was a nephew of the Rev. T. P. Trinham, who was for many years Baptist minister in Kerang.8
  • 1 Feb 1917, ON ACTIVE SERVICE. CASUALTIES
    Corporal William J. Knapton, late of Tresco, died on the 11th January of wounds received at the front.9

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=167174
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B2307."
  4. [S187] Familysearch ""Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XT6G-JQ8 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), William John Knapton, 12 Mar 1893; citing ; FHL microfilm 1238887."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jan 1917 p1.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 161-2005 p17."
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Kerang New Times, 30 Jan 1917, p3.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Swan Hill Guardian and Lake Boga Advocate, 1 Feb 1917, p3.
Last Edited27 Oct 2016

Joan Crofton Burrowes

F, #583, b. 24 Mar 1920, d. 9 Dec 2010
Married NameKnapton. 
Birth*24 Mar 1920 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B16011 [par Percy John Harold BURROWES & Mary Noel NOTT].1 
Birth-Notice*20 Apr 1920BURROWES - On the 24th March, the wife of P. J. H. Burrowes, Windermere, Toorak - a daughter.2 
Marriage*8 Jan 1945Spouse: William Gustaf Leslie Knapton. St George's Church, Malvern, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice9 Jan 1945KNAPTON-BURROWES. The marriage was celebrated yesterday at St George's Church, Malvern, of Joan Crofton, youngest daughter of the late Mr P. J. H. Burrowes and of Mrs Burrowes, Windermere, Adelaide st., Malvern, and William Leslie, elder son of Mr and Mrs L. W. Knapton, of Kooringal, Beaconsfield Upper.3 
Land-UBeac*7 Sep 1949 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), Rosemount. Transfer from Sidney James Bowman to Joan Crofton Knapton. 1a 0r 38p.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac21 Jan 1953 GEM-D-15 (part). Transfer from Bertram Holland Joseland to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 20a 1r 5 3/10p.5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac22 Feb 1955 GEM-D-73 l/p 26096 (Lot 29), 157 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Leslie Thomas Fox to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 2a 1r 34p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1955 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 7), 101 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Keith Ernest Munro to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton.7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac21 Jun 1957 GEM-D-17.18.19 (l/p 21776) Lot 11, 24 Sugarloaf Road. Transfer from Frank Leslie Knapton to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 4a 2r 17 5/10p.8 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1958 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), Rosemount. Transfer from Joan Crofton Knapton to Robert Charles Mansey Searby Constance Evelyn Searby. 1a 0r 38p.9 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac14 Apr 1960 GEM-D-55 (part). Transfer from Helen Serena Sleight to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 17a 2r 6p.10 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac4 Sep 1961 GEM-D-73 l/p 26096 (Lot 23), 2 Fox Road. Transfer from Leslie Thomas Fox Myrtle Margaret Fox to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 1a 1r 24p.11 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac5 Oct 1961 GEM-E-7A. Transfer from Armstrong 'Dub' Matthews to William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton. 20a 2r 13p.12 
Land-Note5 Jul 1965 GEM-D-15 (part) l/p 67879: Subdivided into Lots 1 to 4 l/p 67879 C/T 8562-280 to 283.13 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac18 Mar 1966 GEM-D-15 (part) l/p 67879 (Lot 4), 116-118 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton to Jack Stephens. 5a 0r 0p - Caveat lodged 20 Aug 1965.14 
Land-Note*6 May 1966 GEM-D-16.54.55 (l/p 70022): subdivision of land into lots 5 to 18.15 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac18 Jul 1968 GEM-E-7A. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 20a 2r 13p.16 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac26 Nov 1968 GEM-D-73 l/p 26096 (Lot 29), 157 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from William Gustaf Leslie Knapton Joan Crofton Knapton to John William Guilfoyle Ethel Annie "Ettie" Guilfoyle. 2a 1r 34p - caveat lodged 10 Nov 1966.17 
Death*9 Dec 2010 Runaway Bay, QLD, Australia. 
Death-Notice*18 Dec 2010KNAPTON (Burrowes). - Joan Crofton Late of Runaway Bay, QLD, formerly of Upper Beaconsfield and Melbourne. Died after a short illness Dec. 9, 2010. Aged 90 years Beloved wife of Bill. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barbara and Bill, Ann and Greig, Bill and Catherine. Grandmother of eight, great grandmother of seven. Youngest sister of Bob (dec.), Barbara (dec.) and Ruth. Privately Cremated.18 

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 20 Apr 1920, p1.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jan 1945 p8.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6372-268 - Joan Crofton Knapton of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7615-058 - William Leslie Knapton Horticulturist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 8050-034.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8074-027 - William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8178-986 - William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of A'Beckett's Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7401-097 - William Gustav Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Kapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors - C/T 8156-596.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6372-268 - Robert Charles Mansey Searby Chiropractor and Constance Evelyn Searby Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8233-013 - Helen Serena Sleight to William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman, both of Old Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8307-264 - C/T 8347-054 - William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8274-673 - William Leslie Knapton Orchardist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Old Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8050-034 - William Leslie Knapton Horticulturist and Joan Crofton Knapton Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield -.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8562-283 - Jack Stephens of Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield Butcher.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8612-853 - subdivision l/p 70022 - lots 5 to 18 in C/T 8626-317 to 8626-330.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8274-673 - Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8074-027 -John William Guilfoyle Transport Driver and Ethel Annie Guilfoyle Married Woman both of Old Officer Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  18. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "18 Dec 2010 - viewed online 10 Nov 2013
    http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/obituaries/heraldsun-au/."
Last Edited20 Sep 2017

Neil Stirling Burrows

M, #584, b. 6 Jun 1918, d. 10 Jun 1996
Probate (Will)* Neil Stirling BURROWS. Rtd Company Director. Beaumaris. 10 Jun 1996. 1116891.1 
Birth*6 Jun 1918 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B20672 [par Andrew BURROWS & Laura Amy REMINGTON].2,3 
Birth-Notice*22 Jun 1918BURROWS.—On the 6th June, at Lancewood, Kew, to Mr. and Mrs. Stirling Burrows — a son.4 
Military11 Nov 1940Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force - Service Number 400911 - Discharge 17 Jul 1941. Rank Aircraftman 2 - 1 INITIAL TRAINING SCHOOL SOMERS.5 
Marriage*17 May 1941Spouse: Nancy Brita Erin Knapton. St James' Old Cathedral, West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M6643.6,7
 
Military*16 Sep 1941Enlisted for military service: Royal Park, VIC, Australia, Australian Army - Service Number VX63543 - Discharge 9 Jan 1946 Rank Private 2/8 FIELD AMBULANCE.8 
Divorce* Mid 1940s. 
Marriage-Notice*22 Nov 1952SIMPSON-BURROWS - Beryl Catherine, only daughter of the late Mr and Mrs F C Simpson Kalgoorlie WA to Neil Stirling second son of Mr and Mrs S A Burrows, Haldane street Beaumaris.9 
Birth-Notice11 Mar 1954BURROWS (nee Simpson). - On March 10, at St. Andrew's, to Neil and Beryl - a daughter (Laura Anne). (Both well.)10 
Death*10 Jun 1996 VIC, Australia.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Haldane Street, Hampton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: foreman (with parents and brother).12
19633 Haydens Road, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager (with Beryl Catherine, hd).13

Grave

  • Memorial Park 23R*H4*N, Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia14

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P26, unit 283.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Remains Collected. Service 18 Jun 1996.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Jun 1918, p11.
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      BURROWS, NEIL STIRLING
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      400911
    Date of Birth      6 Jun 1918
    Place of Birth      KEW, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      11 Nov 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      Unknown
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      BURROWS, NANCY
    Date of Discharge      17 Jul 1941
    Rank      Aircraftman 2
    Posting at Discharge      1 INITIAL TRAINING SCHOOL SOMERS
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  6. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B20672 [par Andrew BURROWS & Laura Amy REMINGTON]."
  7. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "#M6643."
  8. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      BURROWS, NEIL STIRLING
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX63543
    Date of Birth      6 Jun 1918
    Place of Birth      KEW, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      16 Sep 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      BEAUMARIS, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      ROYAL PARK, VIC
    Next of Kin      BURROWS, NANCY
    Date of Discharge      9 Jan 1946
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      2/8 FIELD AMBULANCE
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Nov 1952, p4.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 11 Mar 1954, p12.
  11. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Cremated remains collected.
  12. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  13. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  14. [S49] Index of burials in the cemetery of Cheltenham,.
Last Edited28 Jul 2017

John George Trinham

M, #585, b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 21 Sep 1913

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Planted the first orchard in Upper Beaconsfield, called Fairview. Owned 138 acres Allot 75 + 76 Sect D, Parish of Gembrook.1
Father*John George Trinham
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Elmy
Birth*28 Mar 1834 Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.2 
Marriage*1856Spouse: Mary Jane Davey. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelOct 1857 Sailing with Mary Jane Trinham to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Ship: KENT; Arrival Year: 1857; Arrival Month: OCT; Age: 23; Gender: F; Origin: ENG; Master: BRINE E B; Origin port code: B; Fiche number: 134; Page of list: 4.3
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelOct 1861 To Port Chalmers, New Zealand. Ship TRINHAM, J G - Ship: JESSIE BROWN; Arrival Date: OCT 1861; Age: 24; Destination: PORT CHALMERS NEW ZEALAND; Master: DOWNWARD THOMAS; Film Ref date: OCT 1861; Page of list: 7.4
 
Widower28 Mar 1863John George Trinham became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Jane Davey.5,6 
Marriage*25 Jan 1865Spouse: Eliza Perry. Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #M885 - may be 25 Jul 1865
At the house of Rev John William Inglis, Presbyterian Minister, Graham Street. Witnesses : Alexander [Duncan] ; Margret [Carmichael].7,2,8
 
Land-UBeac*25 Jun 1894 GEM-D-76A. Transfer from William Edwin Falla Libby to John George Trinham. 40a 0r 0p.9 
Land-UBeac*23 Mar 1896 GEM-D-76 (part). Transfer from Richard Armstrong Crouch to John George Trinham. 41a 0r 0p.10,11 
Land-Note11 May 1906 GEM-D-76A: Discharged 31 May 1911.12 
Land-Note*11 May 1906 GEM-D-76: Discharged 31 May 1911.13 
Land-UBeac2 Aug 1909He selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-75. 57a 1r 39p.14 
Death*21 Sep 1913 "Fairview", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D8237 (Age 79) [par John George TRINHAM & Mary Elizabeth ELMY].15 
Death-Notice*23 Sep 1913TRINHAM -On the 21nd September, at "Fairview," Beaconsfield Upper, John George, the dearly beloved husband of Eliza Trinham, aged 79. Late of Victorian railways.16 
Probate (Will)*8 Dec 1913 131/775. John G TRINHAM. Date of grant: 08 Dec 1913; Date of death: 21 Sep 1913; Occupation: Orchardist; Residence: Up Beaconsfield. Will dated on 20 Mar 1913 and was witnessed by John George Lewis [id611].17 
Land-Note*21 Feb 1914 GEM-D-75.76.76A: John George Trinham died the 21st day of September 1913. On the 8th day of December 1913 probate of the will of the said John George Trinham was granted to John George Trinham of Golding Street Canterbury Builder and John William Knapton of Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer.18 
Land-UBeac*7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-75. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 57a 1r 39p.19 
Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-76. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 41a 0r 0p.20 
Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-76A. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 40a 0r 0p.21 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Eliza Trinham.22,23,24,25,26,27

Grave

  • Plot 4-206-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia28

Family

Eliza Perry b. 13 May 1840, d. 11 Dec 1913
Children 1.Amelia 'Milly' Trinham b. 19 Dec 1865, d. 27 Dec 1939
 2.Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham+ b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 4 Aug 1934
 3.Rev Thomas Perry Trinham+ b. 23 Sep 1873, d. 15 Jan 1958

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Dec 1893, The following retirements took place in the Railway department during the week ended on Saturday last: ... J. G. Trinham, clerk Melbourne goods sheds.29
  • 27 Nov 1895, NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof APPLICATION wilt be made to the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria, in its probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the last WILL aud Testament of MARGARET HASTLETT, late of Station-street, Port Melbourne, in the colony of Victoria, the wife of Samuel Hastlett, of the same place, Laborer, deceased, may be GRANTED to John George Trinham, formerly of Stoke street, Port Melbourne, in the said colony, railway clerk but now of Beaconsfield, in the said colony, gentleman, the executor named in and appointed by the said will.
    WILLIAM HENRY FLOOD, of Melbourne-chambers, 271 Collins-street, Melbourne, Proctor for the applicant.30
  • 11 Jul 1898, STRAWBERRY Runners, Captain and Marguerites, well rooted; 10s. per 1000. Trinham Bros., Beaconsfield Upper.31
  • 17 Jan 1903, District Land Office Melbourne 15th January 1903
    SCHEDULE of APPLICATIONS to be dealt with by a Local Land Board to be held at the Board-room, Lands department, Melbourne, on Friday, 27th January, 1903, at 10 a.m. : -
    Parish of Gembrook: William Henderson, 118 acres, Allotment 127 DEF and 3F; William Temple an 1 John Durlons, 63 acres, Allotment 35, Annie Schmidt, Francis Cullen, and William Temple jun., 81 acres, Allotment 126 A; John Trinham, 58 acres, Allotment 75; Rupert Lennox, 160 acres, Allotment 120D.32
  • 3 Mar 1903, BEACONSFIELD. — When Mr. Knapton was being driven to his home at Beaconsfield North, the horse in the jinker ran away down the steep hill leading to the Stony Creek-bridge, near the State school. Swerving suddenly, it snapped off the shafts, upsetting the trap, and throwing the driver, Mr. Trinham, and Mr. Knapton on the roadway. Mr. Trinham was only severely shaken, but hid companion had his left leg broken in three places, and other injuries.33
  • 30 Jun 1906, Beaconsfield, Tuesday.—Only in a few orchards has the apple crop been good, and even there it has not been general, but confined to a few varieties. Taken as a whole, the crop is short. Mr. T. P. Trinham, Fairfield Orchard, had an excellent crop. In Messrs. T. H. Grant and Co.'s orchard (Toomuc Valley), the total output this year was about 20,000 cases. The "Yates" crop was exceptionally fine, approximating 6,000 cases, worth about £3,000. Some other varieties also yielded well, and as prices are high the present year, in spite of the great general shortage, promises to be the most profitable which the " Valley" growers have had.
    Mr. Trinham has decided to give up growing stone fruits, except for home consumption. He says that the apple-growing industry will prove most valuable when thoroughly established, and confined to a limited number of varieties in general favour. Experience shows that whilst almost any apple will grow in the Beaconsfield ranges, only a few kinds are likely to pay, and the beginner who wishes to live by his orchard must plant such sorts as can be produced in quantity and quality. This applies to other localities as well as Beaconsfield.
    The demand for good export apples is good, and the prices obtainable from the buyers in Melbourne are sufficient to encourage anyone to plant apples. The chief reason why so many shipments turn out badly is that the buyers, anxious to catch the early markets, ship unripe fruit.
    In order to carry well, the apple must reach a certain stage of ripeness on the tree. Then, for obvious reasons, the shipper should endeavour to keep as near as possible to the regulation-size, viz., 2¼in. But in order to make the European trade a complete success, the grower will have to send direct. When putting up stuff for his own shipments, a man who knows his business will put up only such fruit as will be most likely to reach the consumer in sound condition. As it is now, Melbourne buyers often buy a whole crop for export, and failure for which the grower is not to blame often results. The buyer, eager to get space filled early, worries the grower to go through the orchard, and pick out the most forward fruit. This practice is not infrequently the direct cause of loss, in the case of early shipments. A competent grower ought to know by experience just when the apple is fit for export, and then, if space were available, could put on board an apple produced in Beaconsfield that could not be beaten anywhere else. At the present time Mr. Trinham is preparing a shipment for South Africa.34
  • 1 May 1913, The Beaconsfield District. Early Days and Present Doings.
    "Apples and health" are the two things that the Beaconsfield of today claims to specialise in. But it was for neither of these that the firstcomers invaded the solitude of the hills: What is now known as Upper Beaconsfield, was at one time a sheep run, but neither the shepherds nor their flocks, nor the occasional hunters after kangaroo, left any lasting impression or disturbed in any way the condition of the primeval forest. The first "improvements" were made by parties of diggers, who in 1870 uprooted some of the peaceful gullies in search of gold. The finds were not sufficiently rich to compete with the attractions of Bendigo, which started a couple of years later, and the miners moved on. It is still believed by many, however, that payable gold exists in the district in considerable quantities.
    The Earliest Settlers.
    Indirectly the mining led to more permanent settlement, for it was an amendment of the mining clauses of the 1869 Land Act, enabling persons to select 20 acres of land without being obliged to comply with the residence clause, that induced a number of city men in 1878 79 to take up blocks and carry out the necessary improvements. It was at this time that the first cottages were built, and gardens and orchards planted on the hillsides. The belts and clumps of dark pine trees attached to these earlier residences now stand out conspicuously against the prevailing colour of the surrounding gum trees, and show the visitor that he is not approaching an altogether new settlement. A nearer inspection discloses the fruit trees, still healthy and productive, and the gardens, luxuriant with all the plants, shrubs and bushes of a temperate climate. The peculiar health-giving character of the air was soon discovered, and in itself was sufficient to ensure the permanence of the settlement. Several doctors built themselves houses, to which they came to recuperate, and many invalids who came as visitors remained as residents. The salubrity of the climate is thought to be due, first to the altitude (from 800 to 1000 feet), which is sufficient to make it light and bracing, without being so high as to be severe; and, secondly, to the fact that the sea breezes reach the ranges after passing over 14 to 20 miles of forest country, the exhalations of the eucalyptus increasing the virtues of the ozone from the ocean.
    Present Day Developments.
    The distance from the railway station to Upper Beaconsfield post office is five miles. For the first three miles the road is level, straight and tree bordered, with cleared and cultivated land on each side. Here Mr Payne has a large farm, and has recently cut up about 400 acres into blocks for orchard purposes, and Messrs Bunting Bros. have a dairy, where they are milking 40 cows. Soon after commencing the assent, Mr Luke's 60-acre farm is seen, with the house pleasantly situated on a hill, and cultivated fields in the foreground. Besides farming, Mr Luke is giving some attention to floriculture. On the opposite side of the road is the homestead of Mr Neville, who specialises in passion fruit, which he finds a very remunerative crop. Further along Mr M'Lean has a nice block of lemon trees in full bearing, and remarkably healthy. On the strength of the success of this plantation Mr Ward has planted a lemon grove near by, the trees being now in their second year. Mr Ward is also a grower of strawberries. Another lemon grove belongs to Mr Fisher. We are now fairly amongst the hills, with the road zigzagging along the ridges, and cottages with their gardens met with every turn. Besides the big pines and other ornamental trees, there are chestnuts, walnuts, loquaats, and a large variety of fruit trees, which add to the attractions of the mountain homes. The commercial orchards are somewhat scattered, some being 7 or 8 miles from the railway station, but there are sufficient of them, old and new, to show that fruit growing is the industry peculiar to the district. The oldest, as well as the a great orchard, belonging to Mr J. G. Trinham is 40 acres in extent, and was planted sixteen years ago. This is a highly improved property, being underdrained throughout, and laid out on thoroughly up-to-date lines, with only the best varieties of apples-mainly Jonathans, Yates, Rokewood and Statesman. The trees, though not remarkably large for their age, are very uniform in size, well shaped and thoroughly healthy. This season's crop is estimated at between 6000 and 7000 cases. The next orchard in point of size is that of Captain Jones, 35 acres; then come Mr Marsh, with 25 acres ; Mr Bunt, 20 acres; and Mr J. Tyler, 16 acres. Messrs Glissmann and Albers were amongst the earliest of the planters. Other orchards worthy of note belong to Messrs Knapton, Kirkwood, Stenhouse, M'Lean, Crook, Berglund and Miss Day. All these plantations are well established and profitable, producing an aggregate of from 10,000 to 12,000 cases per annum. There are several younger places coming on, the largest of which is 25 acres of three-year old trees, belonging to Dr N. M'Arthur. The planting projected for the coming season amounts to about 100 acres. The present activity in the export trade, together with the superior quality of the apples grown in the district, is directing attention to Beaconsfield as a promising field for extending the industry. Business Methods. No orchard is complete without some means for dealing with waste and surplus fruit. Too often fruit is sent to market which should never have left the orchard; it is a nuisance to the salesman and no credit to the grower. In many cases, the prices realised are so small that it would have, paid better to bury it in the ground. But there are other ways of disposing of inferior apples, providing they are sufficiently ripe-one of these is pigs, and another cider. Pig fattening does not find much favour amongst orchardists, because fruit in itself is not a complete food ; because the business cannot be suddenly expanded to cope with the result of a wind storm or a fall in market values, and because it is easier to buy pigs and feed them for a few months than it is to sell them at a profit. Cider making is an industry as yet in its infancy in this country. Mr J. T. Trinham has a crushing mill and cider press installed in his orchard, and all the windfalls and undersized or defective apples are put through these, the newly expressed juice, or must, being put into 36-gallon casks and sent to a Melbourne cider factory. A bushel of apples yields about 2½ gallons of juice, which, if it comes up t0 the required standard when tested by the saccharometer, is worth 8½d a gallon at the factory. This is equal to 1/9 a case, or, reckoning a bushel as weighing 40 lbs, £3 18/ a too. Some cider factories give £310/ a ton for the apples in bulk, which, taking into con sideration cost of plant, casks, labour and freight, is about equal to the price given for the must. It would not pay to grow apples for this purpose, but it is far better that they should be used so than left on the ground or sent to the market to spoil the sale of good fruit. Mr J. Tyler, a neighbour of Mr Trinham, makes vinegar of some of his waste apples, which he is able to sell locally at remunerative prices. The alternative of drying does not seem to have occurred to the apple growers of this part of the State. Sun drying is, of course, out of the question ; but artificial evaporation produces an excellent sample of fruit, and for dried apples there is always a ready sale. It might net pay individual growers to dry their surplus fruit any more than it would to turn it into cider, but an evaporating factory in an apple-growing district should be a paying proposition.35
  • 8 Dec 1913, WILLS AND ESTATES. John George Trinham, of Fairview, Beaconsfield, orchardist, who died on September 21, left under a will dated March 20 last, real estate valued at £3,700 and personal property valued at £1,311 to his widow and children.36

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 131/775 Probate of John George TRINHAM.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, May Contain Nuts "Lisa Davies" - viewed Dec 2010.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Unassisted Inward Passengers index.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Outward Passengers index.
  5. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "born Norfolk."
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.trinham.net/genealogy
    Cause of death from above website ... no longer active.
  7. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M885."
  8. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, eirenic (Eirene TRINHAM)
    gives date as 25 Jul 1865.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 - John George Trinham of No 128 Stokes Street Port Melbourne Farmer.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 685-957 - John George Trinham of Fairview Beaconsfield Gentleman - this lease cancelled 14 Jul 1896.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2621-090 - John George Trinham of Beaconsfield Gentleman - title dated 14 May 1896.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 - Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Limited Mortgage No 242476.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2621-090 - Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Limited Mortgage No 242476.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3404-733 - John George Trinham of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  15. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Sep 1913 p1.
  17. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3 unit 406, item 131/775
    VPRS 7591/P2 unit 501, item 131/775.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 + C/T 2621-090 + C/T 3404-733 - John George Trinham died the 21st day of September 1913. On the 8th day of December 1913 probate of the will of the said John George Trinham was granted to John George Trinham of Golding Street Canterbury Builder and John William Knapton of Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3404-733 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 + C/T 2621-090 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  22. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  23. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  24. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  25. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  26. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  27. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  28. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-206-A     Trinham     John G.     M     79     22/09/1913
    4-206-B     Trinham     Eliza     F     73     13/12/1913
    4-206-B     Knapton     Eliza     F     66     11/08/1934
    4-206-B     Atkins     Amelia     F          29/12/1939.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Dec 1893 p4.
  30. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 27 Nov 1895, p8.
  31. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 11 Jul 1898, p10.
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jan 1903, p11.
  33. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 3 Mar 1903, p8.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), Sat 30 Jun 1906, p4.
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 1 May 1913, p5.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Dec 1913, p9.
Last Edited29 Jun 2017

Eliza Perry

F, #586, b. 13 May 1840, d. 11 Dec 1913
Married NameTrinham. 
Birth*13 May 1840 Manchester, Lancashire, England.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel24 Aug 1862 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship 'Accrington' from Southampton.2
 
Marriage*25 Jan 1865Spouse: John George Trinham. Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #M885 - may be 25 Jul 1865
At the house of Rev John William Inglis, Presbyterian Minister, Graham Street. Witnesses : Alexander [Duncan] ; Margret [Carmichael].3,4,5
 
Widow21 Sep 1913Eliza Perry became a widow upon the death of her husband John George Trinham.6 
Death*11 Dec 1913 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D12282 age 73 [par John PERRY & Mary HAMBRIDGE].7 
Death-Notice*15 Dec 1913TRINHAM.—On the 11th December, Eliza, widow of the late John George Trinham of "Fairview," Upper Beaconsfield, aged 74 years. Interred privately, December 13.8 
Probate (Will)*5 Feb 1914 132/767 Administration. Eliza TRINHAM. Date of grant: 05 Feb 1914; Date of death: 11 Dec 1913; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Up Beaconsfield.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John George Trinham.10,11,12,13,14,15

Grave

  • Plot 4-206-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia16

Family

John George Trinham b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 21 Sep 1913
Children 1.Amelia 'Milly' Trinham b. 19 Dec 1865, d. 27 Dec 1939
 2.Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham+ b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 4 Aug 1934
 3.Rev Thomas Perry Trinham+ b. 23 Sep 1873, d. 15 Jan 1958

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Dec 1913, NOTICE is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof applicition will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION of the estate of ELIZA TRINHAM, late of "Fairview," Upper Beaconsfield, in the said State widow, deceased, may be granted to John George Trinham, of Golding street, Canterbury, in the said State, builder, the eldest son of the said deceased.
    Dated this 15th day of December, 1913,17
  • 26 Mar 1914, PURSUANT to the Trusts Act 1800, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against the estate of ELIZA TRINHAM, late of "Fairview," Upper Beaconsfield, in the State of Victoria, widow, deceased, intestate, who died on the 11th day of December, 1913, are hereby required to SEND PARTICULARS in writing of such CLAIMS to John George Trinham, Esq., the administrator, care of The Equity Trustees Executors, and Agency Company Limited, of 85 Queen street Melbourne, in the said State, on or before the 29th day of April, 1914.
    Dated this 25th day of March, 1914.
    ERNEST JOSKE, of 454 Collins street, Melbourne, proctor for the said administrator.18

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10421/20041220-0000/… last updated 14 Nov 1998.
    Christopher Frank TRINHAM
    Covala Court, Greensborough, Vic 3088, 03 9434 2879
    Email:      e-mail address.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, eirenic (Eirene TRINHAM).
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M885."
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, May Contain Nuts "Lisa Davies" - viewed Dec 2010.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, eirenic (Eirene TRINHAM)
    gives date as 25 Jul 1865.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D12282 age 73 [par John PERRy & Mary HAMBRIDGE] - mother's name possibly HANDRIDGE."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Dec 1913 p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3 unit 424, item 132/767
    VPRS 7591/P2 unit 504, item 132/767.
  10. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  11. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  12. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  15. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  16. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-206-A     Trinham     John G.     M     79     22/09/1913
    4-206-B     Trinham     Eliza     F     73     13/12/1913
    4-206-B     Knapton     Eliza     F     66     11/08/1934
    4-206-B     Atkins     Amelia     F          29/12/1939.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Dec 1913 p8.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Mar 1914 p4.
Last Edited28 Jun 2017

Rev Thomas Perry Trinham

M, #590, b. 23 Sep 1873, d. 15 Jan 1958
Father*John George Trinham b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 21 Sep 1913
Mother*Eliza Perry b. 13 May 1840, d. 11 Dec 1913
Birth*23 Sep 1873 Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #B27011.1 
Marriage*10 Oct 1900Spouse: Emma Ludlow. Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #M7688.2,3
 
(Reverend) Marriage18 Nov 1913Performed marriage of: Harold Kent Lamb and Elsie May Grant; "Caringa", Woorayl Street, Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia. 
(Reverend) Marriage26 Mar 1914Performed marriage of: Erin Sigrid Augusta Berger and Leslie William George Knapton; 659 High Street, Armadale, VIC, Australia.4
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-75. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 57a 1r 39p.5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-76A. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 40a 0r 0p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-76. Transfer from John George Trinham to John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott. 41a 0r 0p.7 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note7 Jul 1914 GEM-D-75.76.76A: Mortgagee: James Harvey Metcalfe and John Hamilton Williamson. Discharged 24 Jan 1921. Mortgagor was John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott.8 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac2 Feb 1921 GEM-D-75.76.76A. Transfer from John William Knapton, Rev Thomas Perry Trinham, Eliza 'Lyle' Knapton, Mary Jane 'Polly' Scott to an unknown person . 138a 1r 39p.9 
Widower2 Aug 1932Rev Thomas Perry Trinham became a widower upon the death of his wife Emma Ludlow.10 
Marriage*Spouse: Catherine Williamson.11
 
Widower1 Apr 1956Rev Thomas Perry Trinham became a widower upon the death of his wife Catherine Williamson.11 
Death*15 Jan 1958 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D1316 (Age 58.)12 
Probate (Will)* Thomas P Trinham. X Minister Of Religion. Pascoe Vale. 15 Jan 1958. 528/653.13      

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Emma Trinham.14,15

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Jun 1906, BEACONSFIELD ORCHARDS. THE APPLE CROP.
    BEACONSFIELD. Tuesday. - Only in a few orchards has the apple crop been good, and even there it has not been general, but confined to a few varieties. Taken as a whole, the crop is short. Mr T. P. Trinham, Fairfield Orchard, had an excellent crop. In Messrs. T. H. Grant and Co's orchard (Toomuc Valley), the total output this year was about 20,000 cases. The "Yates" crop was exceptionally fine, approximating 6,000 cases, worth about £3,000. Some other varieties also yielded well, and as prices are high the present year, in spite of the great general shortage, promises to be the most profitable which the "Valley" growers have had. Mr Trinham has decided to give up growing stone fruits, except for home concumption. He says that the apple-growing industry will prove most valuable when thoroughly established and confined to a limited number of varieties in general favour. Experience shows that whilst almost any apple will grow in the Beaconsfield ranges, only a few kinds are likely to pay, and the beginner who wishes to live by his orchard must plant such sorts as can be produced in quantity and quality. This applies to other localities as well as Beaconsfield.
    The demand for good export apples is good, and the prices obtainable from the buyers in Melbourne are sufficient to encourage anyone to plant apples. The chief reason why so many shipments turn out badly is that the buyers, anxious to catch the early markets, ship unripe fruit. In order to carry well, the apple must reach a certain stage of ripeness on the tree. Them, for obvious reasons, the shipper should en deavour to keep as near as possible to the regulation size, vis., 2½ in. But in order to make the European trade a complete success, the grower will have to send direcit. When putting up stuff for his own shipments, a man who known his business will put up only such fruit as will be most likely to reach the consumer in sound condition. As it is now, Melbourne buyers often buy a whole crop for export, and failure for which the grower is not to blame often results. The buyer, eager to get spare filled early, worries the grower to go through the orchard and pick out the most forward fruit. This practice is not infrequently the direct cause of loss, in the case of early shipments. A grower ought to know by experience just when the apple is fit for ex port, and then, if space were available, could put on board an apple produced in Beaconsfield that could not be beaten anywhere else. At the present time Mr. Trinham is preparing a shipment for South Africa.16
  • 31 Mar 1911, mentioned as Rev T P TRINHAM in newspaper17
  • 22 Feb 1918, Rev T. P. Trinham Enlists. BUT IS REJECTED.
    the course of the Referendum sign the Rev. Thomas P Trin[ham] pastor of the Baptist Church, [West] Melbourne, preached a series of [sermons] was, intitled " National Perils." declared that, although he was a [married] man, 44 years of age, with six children and a Minister of religion, if people recorded a No majority he should offer his services to the [military] authorities to go to the Front [?]y capacity.
    [On] Monday Mr Trinham kept his [promise] and volunteered at the Town [?] Recruiting Depot for active ser[vice] but was rejected by the medical [officer].
    [For] two years Mr Trinham has [been] pastor of the West Melbourne [Baptist] and prior to that occupied the of the Baptist Church at Ke[rang the] five years. Since the war be[gan he] been an active recruiting [boys] and has induced a number of [young] men of his flock to take up and he has a striking personality, [and] is a forceful preacher.18
  • 14 Nov 1924, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-The 21st anniversary of the Baptist Church at North Beaconsfield was held on November 9 and 10. The Rev. T. P. Trinham, of Ivanhoe, preached in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, and on Monday evening the Rev. James Wilson presided at the social gathering. An interesting report by the aged president (Mr. Ricketts) was read by the secretary, followed by the treasurer's statement with a balance to credit.19

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B27011."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M7688."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, May Contain Nuts "Lisa Davies" - viewed Dec 2010.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3404-733 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 + C/T 2621-090 - John William Knapton, Thomas Perry Prinham, Eliza Knapton and Mary Jane Scott - C/T 3817-350 -
    John William Knapton of 204 Latrobe Street Melbourne Printer as to three equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Thomas Perry Trinham of Kerang Minister of Religion as to two equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Eliza Knapton of Cole Street Elsternwick Married Woman as to one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    Mary Jane Scott of 60 O'Farrell Street Seddon Married woman as to the remaining one equal undivided seventh parts or shares
    are now proprietors as tenants in common.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3817-350 - Mortgage to James Harvey Metcalfe and John Hamilton Williamson Mortgage No 337378 - discharged 24 Jan 1921.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3817-350 - His Majesty King George V.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D112 age 57."
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1316 age 58."
  13. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1607; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 214.
  14. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  15. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jun 1906, p6.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times, 31 Mar 1911, p 2.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Kerang New Times (Vic. : 1901 - 1918), Fri 22 Feb 1918, p3.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Nov 1924 p17.
Last Edited29 Jun 2017