Amelia 'Milly' Trinham

F, #603, b. 19 Dec 1865, d. 27 Dec 1939
Father*John George Trinham b. 28 Mar 1834, d. 21 Sep 1913
Mother*Eliza Perry b. 13 May 1840, d. 11 Dec 1913
Married NameAtkins. 
Residence* Officer, VIC, Australia.1 
Birth*19 Dec 1865 Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #B4815/1866.2 
(Witness) Marriage16 Nov 1900Witness to marriage of: John George 'Jack' Trinham and Mary Jane Martin; St Peter's Anglican Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia.3,4
Marriage*1906Spouse: John Hooker Atkins. VIC, Australia, #M4678.5
 
Death*27 Dec 1939 Private Hospital, Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D12417 age 74.6 
Death-Notice*29 Dec 1939ATKINS.- On the 27th December, at private hospital, Camberwell, Amelia, the dearly loved wife John H. Atkins, of Officer, loving sister of Lyle (Mrs Knapton, deceased), Jack (deceased), Polly (Mrs W. F. Scott), and Rev T P Trinham. -At rest
ATKINS - The Friends of Mr JOHN H ATKINS are respectfully informed that the remains of his dearly loved wife, Amelia, will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave the residence of Rev T P Trinham, 551 Station street, North Carlton, THIS DAY (Friday, 29th December), after a short service at 2.15 pm arriving at cemetery about 3.45.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia7
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Hooker Atkins.8,9
bt 1912 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Hooker Atkins.10,11,12
a 1916Officer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Hooker Atkins.13

Grave

  • Plot 4-206-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Jun 1913, FIRES. BEACONSFIELD. — On Sunday evening Mr. Atkin's house, about three miles from Upper Beaeonsfield, was completely destroyed by fire. Mr. and Mrs. Atkins were only absent from the house for half an hour when flames were seen issuing through the roof. The building was insured, but the furniture was not insured. Mr. Atkins's loss is estimated at £500.15

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Dec 1939 p4.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B4815."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, May Contain Nuts "Lisa Davies" - viewed Dec 2010.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M4678."
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12417 age 74."
  7. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [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.
  15. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 18 Jun 1913, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199434166
Last Edited29 Jun 2018

John Hooker Atkins

M, #604, b. 1873, d. 16 Jul 1951
Father*Robert Henry Atkins b. 1826, d. 1891
Mother*Harriet Hannah Hooker b. 1844, d. 13 Mar 1928
Residence Officer, VIC, Australia.1 
Birth*1873 St Arnaud, VIC, Australia, #B5928.2 
Marriage*1906Spouse: Amelia 'Milly' Trinham. VIC, Australia, #M4678.3
 
Widower27 Dec 1939John Hooker Atkins became a widower upon the death of his wife Amelia 'Milly' Trinham.4 
Death*16 Jul 1951 Private Hospital, Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D8106 age 78 [par Robert ATKINS & Harriett Hannah HOOKER].5,6 
Death-Notice*21 Jul 1951ATKINS-On July 16, at a private hospital, Sandringham. John Hooker, dearly loved husband of Amelia (deceased), and loved brother of Henry (deceased). Caroline (Mrs. Thomas, of Sydney). Robert, and Helen (Mrs. Scott, of Sydney), late of Oflicer. aged 78 years. (Privately cremated.)5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Harriet Hannah Atkins.7
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Amelia 'Milly' Atkins.8,9
bt 1912 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Amelia 'Milly' Atkins.10,11,12
a 1916Officer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Amelia 'Milly' Atkins.13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Jun 1913, FIRES. BEACONSFIELD. — On Sunday evening Mr. Atkin's house, about three miles from Upper Beaeonsfield, was completely destroyed by fire. Mr. and Mrs. Atkins were only absent from the house for half an hour when flames were seen issuing through the roof. The building was insured, but the furniture was not insured. Mr. Atkins's loss is estimated at £500.14

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Dec 1939 p4.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M4678."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12417 age 74."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jul 1951 p18.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8106 age 78 [par Robert ATKINS & Harriett Hannah HOOKER]."
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 18 Jun 1913, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199434166
Last Edited29 Jun 2018

Alan Elmy Knapton

M, #607, b. 30 Aug 1898, d. 28 Oct 1993
Alan Elmy KNAPTON
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

Alan Elmy Knapton enlisted towards the end of the war on 3 Dec 1917, when he was 19 years old and worked as a compositor. He embarked from Sydney on 30 Apr 1918 on the SS Port Darwin for Suez. He was part of the 8th Light Horse Regiment, and returned to Australia on 3 July 1919. He was a Private. SERN 4649.
His family were long time residents of Upper Beaconsfield and Alan's name is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2
Birth*30 Aug 1898 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #B25222.3 
Marriage*1933Spouse: Rosa Jessie Swan. VIC, Australia, #M12404.4
 
WidowerJul 1986Alan Elmy Knapton became a widower upon the death of his wife Rosa Jessie Swan.5 
Death*28 Oct 1993 VIC, Australia.6 
Probate (Will)* ALAN ELMY KNAPTON. RETIRED. GREENSBOROUGH. 28 Oct 1993. 1078437.7 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, DODONAEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN N10 BED 4 ROSE 368

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  2. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=167170
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D16834 birthplace Clunes."
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P23, unit 482.
  8. [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).
Last Edited25 Jun 2017

Ellen 'Nell' Knapton

F, #608, b. 21 Feb 1895, d. 4 Oct 1957
Father*John William Knapton b. 4 Dec 1863, d. 10 Jun 1954
Mother*Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 4 Aug 1934
Married NameSyder. 
Birth*21 Feb 1895 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #B10794. Baptised at St.Mary's Caulfield on 21 Apr 1895.1,2 
Marriage*1928Spouse: James Syder. VIC, Australia, #M12044.3
 
Death*4 Oct 1957 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D12406 (Age 62.)4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193131 Lucas Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Syder.5

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B10794."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 ""Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTZL-526 : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Ellen Knapton, 21 Apr 1895; citing ; FHL microfilm 1238887."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "indexed as SYDER."
  5. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
Last Edited23 Jun 2017

Ethel Eliza "Effie" Knapton

F, #609, b. 1897, d. 15 Jul 1951
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*1897 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #B9823.1 
Death*15 Jul 1951 Elwood, VIC, Australia, #D7724 (age 54) - as KNAPTON.2 
Death-Notice*16 Jul 1951KNAPTON.—On July 15 at her residence, 19 Cole street, Elwood, Ethel, dearly beloved daughter of John William and the late Lyle, loved sister of Leslie, Vera, William (deceased), Nell and Alan.3 
Probate (Will)*1 Nov 1951 Ethel E Knapton. Spinster. Elwood. 15 Jul 1951. 440/390.4 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, DODONAEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN N10 BED 4 ROSE 365

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B9823."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jul 1951, p15.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 170; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1533.
  5. [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).
Last Edited23 Oct 2016

Vera Knapton

F, #610, b. 9 Aug 1891, d. 5 Apr 1972
Vera KNAPTON
(1891-1972)
Father*John William Knapton b. 4 Dec 1863, d. 10 Jun 1954
Mother*Eliza 'Lyle' Trinham b. 16 Oct 1867, d. 4 Aug 1934
Probate (Will)* Vera Knapton. Spinster. Brighton. 05 Apr 1972. 770/116.1 
InquestInquest held Body Card Coroners Courts 1972/1068. Vera KNAPTON.2 
Birth*9 Aug 1891 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #B10826. Baptised at St.Mary's Caulfield on 18 May 1891.3,4 
Death*5 Apr 1972 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D9857 (Age 80) - as KNAPTON.5 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, DODONAEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN N10 BED 4 ROSE 366

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 62; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 424.
  2. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 10010/P2 unit 130, item 1972/1068.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B10826."
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 ""Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTZL-G2R : accessed 14 Oct 2014), Vera Knapton, 09 Aug 1891; citing ; FHL microfilm 1238887."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [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).
Last Edited29 Jun 2017

John George Lewis

M, #611, b. 1874, d. 30 Jun 1958
John George LEWIS
(1874-1958)
Photograph c1900

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

J G Lewis had Lewis Road named after him. He owned an orchard on the northern side of the road (now inside Reservoir.)
Father*Samuel Charles Lewis b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 25 Jul 1930
Mother*Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard b. 1851, d. 17 Dec 1929
Probate (Will)* John G Lewis. Pensioner. Beaconsfield. 30 Jun 1958. 531/923.1       
Birth*1874 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B8139.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac2 Apr 1908 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts, John Tyler, John George Lewis. J T Shanks donated some of the land for a non-denominational church - called the Mission Hall. Four local men were registered as owners (incl Shanks.)3 
Marriage*1912Spouse: Ethel Maude Ricketts. VIC, Australia, #M9841.4
 
Land-UBeac*24 Sep 1917 GEM-E-13 (part). Transfer from Samuel Charles Lewis to John George Lewis. 20a 0r 3p.5 
Land-UBeac29 Sep 1925 GEM-E-13 (part). Transfer from Samuel Charles Lewis to John George Lewis. 19a 3r 34p.6 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac9 Nov 1928 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks John George Lewis to Country Roads Board. By 9 November J T Shanks and J G Lewis were the surviving proprietors of the land used for the Mission Hall.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Aug 1953 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks John George Lewis to Charles Leslie Constable Clifford Roydon Shugg. Land used for the Mission Hall.8 
Death*30 Jun 1958 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D24226 age 84 [par Samuel Charles LEWIS & Hannah Elizabeth SHERRARD].9 
Land-Note*4 Dec 1958 GEM-E-13: John George Lewis died on 30th June 1958. Probate of his will has been granted to Ethel Maude Lewis of 32 Kerferd Street East Malvern Widow.10 
Land-UBeac26 Jun 1959 GEM-E-13 (part). Transfer from John George Lewis to George Roy Trotter. 19a 3r 34p.11 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1959 GEM-E-13 (part). Transfer from John George Lewis to George Roy Trotter. 20a 0r 3p.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.13,14,15,16,17,18
bt 1914 - 1934"The Oaks", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Ethel Maude Lewis.19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33
1942Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Ethel Maude Lewis.34
1954Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Ethel Maude Lewis.34

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Sep 1899, POLICE NEWS. BERWICK POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13. Before Messrs. J. Wilson, W. Fuller, and A. S. Robertson, J's.P.
    Martin Olsen, a foreigner, was charged with having broken into the house of George Christie on the 2nd inst., and stolen a tent and a pruning scissors, of the value of 10/. George Christie stated that he left his house at Upper Beaconsfield on the date mentioned at 7.15 a.m., securely locking the door. When he returned, between 10 and 11 the same evening, he found one of the windows broken in, and the articles mentioned missing; the tent produced was his ; he knew it by the patchwork, ropes, and string upon it ; he had had it in his possession for seven years; the scissors were on his table when he left home ; they belonged to a man named Lewis, who lent them to another person, and they were left with him until the owner called for them : he found a peculiar button on the floor of his house, which he handed to Constable Steele.
    John George Lewis, of Upper Beaconsfield, organbuilder, identified the scissors as his property; he identified them by a peculiarity in the manufacture of the blades, and valued them at 5/ or 6/.
    Henri Ernest Martin, contractor, Beaconsfield, said that the prisoner called at his place at 10.20 a.m. on the the 2nd, and asked for work : he came to witness from the eastern end of the paddock and left again by the western : at that time prisoner was carrying nothing but a walking stick ; at 4.30 on the same day he saw the prisoner carrying a bundle which looked like calico tied up loosely or a tent ; prisoner was about 100 yards away at that time; prisoner told him that he had been working at Backhouse's place. Alfred Schlipalius stated that he saw prisoner near his father's place at about 2 o'clock on the 2nd; he was then going towards Christie's place, and was not carrying a swag; he saw no one else travelling on the road.
    Terence Kirwin, laborer, saw prisoner about noon on the 2nd inst; witness offered him a couple of day's work, but it was not accepted; asked prisoner where his swag was, and be replied that he did not have one; went with prisoner to Sykes' Hotel to have a drink, and returned to cricket ground, where prisoner asked for 1/ which was given him; witness noticed particularly the coat which prisoner was wearing and the buttons upon it; they had a peculiar fastening; the button produced by Christie was very similar to those on prisoner coat ; he never saw buttons like them before.
    Constable Steele, of Berwick, said that he had examined Christie's place, and found that the kitchen window which had six panes of glass in it had had five of the number broken; one of the crossbars was also broken; it must have been broken from the outside ; the hole made was large enough to admit a man; saw the prisoner in a paddock at Gembrook where he was working, and asked him where he was on the 2nd inst, and he replied "down the road at Beaconsfeld;" searched prisoner's camp and found the tent produced by Christie; asked where he got the tent, prisoner said he bought it from a Frenchman but he had no receipt; he then arrested prisoner ; on the way to the watchhouse, whilst crossing Stony Creek bridge, prisoner said that that was the place where he bought the tent from the Frenchman; on the 5th inst. Christie gave him a button; he compared it with those on prisoner's coat, and found that it was identical with them; there were three buttons missing from prisoner's coat.
    John Tyler also gave evidence that he saw the prisoner at Beaconsfield between 3 and 4 o'clock on the date mentioned, carrying a bundle which looked like a tent; prisoner dropped the bundle and came on and had a conversation with him about work.
    Prisoner was committed for trial.
    At the Criminal Court on Monday accused was found guilty, admitted six prior convictions, and was sentenced to three years' imprisonment with hard labour.35
  • 25 Feb 1908, BEACONSFIELD UPPER- About two years ago half an acre of land was given by Mr J T Shanks as a site for a mission hall at North Beaconsfield. On Thursday evening the deeds of the land (on which a building now stands) were signed by the trustees.36
  • 7 Nov 1956, Dewhurst Progress Secretary Resigns After 27 Years Service - The Man They Honored
    At the last annual meeting of the Dewhurst Progress Association Mr. J. George Lewis resigned his position as secretary—an office he has held continuously since the formation of the Association 27 years ago.
    Mr Lewis is now over eighty years of age, is still an active man and enjoys very good health.
    His kindly manner and sincerity has made him many friends in the district.
    Some years ago a wallet of notes was presented to him by the members as an act of appreciation for his services to the Association.
    At the next quarterly meeting Mr Lewis will receive a present from the members as a further token of their esteem.
    Mr Lewis has also been made a Life Member of the Association.
    Office-bearers elected for the ensuing year were: President E. C. Holt; Vice President, Mrs Wilson, W. Wade; Secretary-Treasurer, G. A. Beattie.
    The above picture of mr Lewis was taken 56 years ago when he first came to live in the Upper Beaconsfield district — before Dewhurst had its name.37
  • 1958, Dewhurst has a Lewis Road now
    Council agreed to the request of the Dewhurst Progress Association that a section of the Beaconsfield Upper-Pakenham Upper Road between "Glenbrae" corner and McArthur's Road be named Lewis Road as a gesture showing the esteem in which Mr J G Lewis is held.

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1664; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 228.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B8139."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts Gentleman, John Thomas Shanks Farmer, John Tyler Orchardist and John George Lewis Orchardist - C/T 3263-560.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M9841."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-963 - John George Lewis - C/T 4071-033.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-963 - John George Lewis of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 5040-912.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3263-560 - Charles Richard Ricketts, John Thomas Shanks, John Tyler and John George Lewis to Country Roads Board - C/T 5474-621.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3263-560 - John Thomas Shanks, and John George Lewis to Charles Leslie Constable of Pakenham East Agent, Albert Joseph Whiteley Farmer, and Clifford Royden Shugg Public Servant both of Pakenham - C/T 7947-089.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5040-912 + C/T 4071-033 - John George Lewis died on 30th June 1958. Probate of his will has been granted to Ethel Maude Lewis of 32 Kerferd Street East Malvern Widow.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5040-912 - George Roy Trotter of Patterson Road Springvale South Porter.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4071-033 - George Roy Trotter of Patterson Road Springvale South Porter.
  13. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  14. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  15. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  16. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  17. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  18. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  19. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  20. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  21. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  22. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  23. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  24. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  25. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  26. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  27. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  28. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  29. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  30. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  31. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  32. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  33. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  34. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 20 Sep 1899, p2.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Feb 1908, p9.
  37. [S14] Newspaper - 7 Nov 1956 - newpaper cutting - not sure what paper.
Last Edited12 Dec 2017

Ethel Maude Ricketts

F, #612, b. 1879, d. 21 Feb 1967
Father*Charles Richard Ricketts b. 21 Jan 1834, d. 16 Jun 1927
Mother*Anne Butcher b. 1838, d. 6 Jan 1929
Probate (Will)* Ethel Maude Lewis. Widow. Melbourne. 21 Feb 1967. 655/729.1 
Married NameLewis. 
Birth*1879 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B9839.2 
Marriage*1912Spouse: John George Lewis. VIC, Australia, #M9841.3
 
Widow30 Jun 1958Ethel Maude Ricketts became a widow upon the death of her husband John George Lewis.4 
Death*21 Feb 1967 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D8185 age 88 [par Charles RICKETTS & Anne BUTCHER].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Richard Ricketts and Anne Ricketts.5,6,7,8
bt 1914 - 1934"The Oaks", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John George Lewis.9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23
1942Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John George Lewis.24
1954Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John George Lewis.24
bt 1958 - 1963148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia25,26

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 4073; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 692.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B9839."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M9841."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  6. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  7. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  8. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  11. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  12. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  13. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  16. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  17. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  18. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  19. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  20. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  21. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  22. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  23. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  24. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  25. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
  26. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
Last Edited23 Mar 2017

Charles Henry Salter Ladd

M, #613, b. 4 Mar 1853, d. 31 Jan 1940
Charles Henry Salter LADD
(1854-1940)

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Ladd Road & Ladd Square carry the family name.
Father*Matthew Ladd b. 1 Aug 1830, d. 23 Jul 1901
Mother*Emma Salter b. 22 Aug 1833, d. 10 Jan 1899
Probate (Will)* Charles H S Ladd. Engraver. Nth Beaconsfield. 31 Jan 1940. 311/321.1 
Note* In 1894, Charles LADD, engraver, obtained a lease for a 59 acre Agricultural Allotment under Section 44 of the Land Act 1891. It was in two parts, allotment 48C and Section 3E of E, Parish of Gembrook. In the 1899-1900 rate book he is registered as a farmer, but returns to engraving in 1902.
An instruction from the Crown Land Department dated 16 June 1909 endorsed the lease as having matured into a Freehold Estate on 28 June 1909.
In 1928 Charles' son, farmer, acquired Allotment 3F of 40 acres next to his father.
Ladd Road & Ladd Square carry the family name.2 
Birth*4 Mar 1853 Isle of Wight, England.3,4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel18 Sep 1856 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. His mother Emma, aged 25 and their 1st child Charles aged 3 arrived aboard the 'Saldanha' 18 Sep 1856. His father emigrated, aged 23 aboard the 'Arundel' arriving in Port Phillip on 26 Nov 1852.
Age 3.5 
Marriage*24 Jan 1883Spouse: Emily Holyoak. VIC, Australia, #M1274.6
 
Marriage-Notice*14 Feb 1883Ladd—Holyoak—On the 24th January, by the Rev. F. H. Browne, Charles, eldest son of Matthew Ladd, Melbourne, to Emily, youngest daughter of F. T. Holyoak.7 
Land-Note25 May 1886 Initial application for a grazing area. C H S Ladd applies for 250 acres. Allot M Parish of Gembrook. Paid a survey fee of £5.12.8 
Land-Note23 Feb 1887 Application for a grazing area. C H S Ladd applies for 150 acres. Allot 48a Parish of Gembrook. Paid a survey fee of £4.10.8 
Land-UBeac*17 Oct 1887Charles Henry Salter Ladd selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-3E GEM--48C. 59a 3r 11p - GEM--48C (19a 2r 12p) and GEM-E-3E (39a 3r 39p) - selection approved by government and lease issued for 11 1/2 years less three days. Rent 10/-. By 23 May 1889 the lease was brought under Section 49 of the Land Act, and the Rent was £6 per acre.9,10,11
Land-Note23 May 1893 In his declaration of improvements on 23 May 1893 C H S Ladd stated that he had erected 47 chains of post and wire fencing at 15/- per chain (£56.5.), that he had built a 18x11 ft hut, weatherboard and iron, value £40; and a building in course of erection which will cost £150, current value £100. He had also cleared 7 (or 2?) acres value £9.8 
Land-Note*2 Jul 1894 GEM-E-3E GEM--48C: 59a 3r 11p - Lease of agricultural allotment (Section 44) - term fourteen years for the rent of two shilling per annum for every acre and part thereof - lease cancelled 3 Nov 1902 No 23992.12 
Land-Note10 Sep 1894 In the next declaration on 10 Sep 1894 C H S Ladd stated that Mr F Holyoak, M Ladd and his own were enclosed as one block. On his own block he had 66 chains of fencing valued at £47.17; he had repaired the fence adjoining Lyne (18 chains at 1/6, value £1.7.) He had arranged with his adjoining occupiers Messrs Holyoak, Webb, Ladd, Lyne, Sanderson and Miss Seeley, and had received £15 for it.
By now he had finished his weatherboard cottage with iron roof and 2 brick chimneys, which he valued at £150. It contained 4 rooms and a passage. The rooms measured 15ft 6 x 15ft 6; 14ft x 11ft; 13ft x 11ft; 11ft x 10ft 6; and the passage 14ft x 4ft. The outside materials were WB and a galv iron roof, inside there was tongue and groove lining and canvas and paper.
He declared that he was a farmer and photographer, and that he was residing on his selection with his family. He also reiterated that as yet there were no dividing fences between Mr Holyoak, M Ladd and his selection.8 
Land-Note25 Sep 1894 I, Charles Henry Salter Ladd of Upper Beaconsfield in the Colony of Victoria, do solemnly and sincerely declare that since the third day of May 1893 I have resided continuously on the selection held by me in Upper Beaconsfield in the parish of Gembrook. I have frequently spent from a few days to a fortnight on the land since I have held it but I could not be certain about dates, having selected as a non-resident I did not know I should be asked for dates referring to the different periods I have resided on it.
The iron tanks are connected to the house and are fixtures.
I have had sickness in the house, have the doctor's account to settle £6.6. and at present cannot get work, if you would kindly give me time to pay my last rent £3 I would be greatly obliged.
C. H. S. Ladd.8 
Land-Note8 Apr 1895 T F Morkham. Dear Sir, Since receiving your communication of the 19th ult. I have been doing all I could to raise the £3 due by me for my last rent. Work is scarce and I find it difficult to live from week to week with the money I earn, however, I hope to forward £1 during this week and another within a week or two. I can assure you I am as anxious to pay this rent and be done with it as the Government are to receive it.
Yours very truly C.H.S. Ladd.8 
Land-Note10 Apr 1895 T F Morkham. Dear Sir, Enclosed postal notes value £1. Kindly deduct same from the £3 rent I am owing, I will forward the balance as soon as possible.
Yours very truly, C. H. S. Ladd
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Notes in the landfile suggest that the rent still had not been received by 19 Oct 1895.
On 9 Nov 1895 Mounted Constable R Roberts, in the role as Crown lands bailiff, was sent to inspect the property and report on the improvements. Apart from the fencing previously reported he stated that there was an acre of oats growing. The buildings were described as a four-roomed house 28 x 20 (softwood and iron roof and tw brick chimneys valued £120) and a fowl house and barn 20 x 12 (slabs and iron roof valued £14). There were 10 chains of posts only erected around a small paddock and holes had been bored for wire value £3.10.0. Total value of improvements were £181.2.0.8 
Land-Note12 Feb 1896 C H S Ladd saw the secretary and decided to allow the licence to remain as at present. He would pay the £2 owing at once. By 7 Mar 1896 the Lands Dept still had not received the money.8 
Land-Note17 Mar 1896 Upper Beaconsfield 17th March 1896
Dr L. L. Smith. Dear Sir, In July 1888 I selected (under the Non-Residence section of the Land Act) the sixty acres of land on which I am now living and until three years ago I kept my rent paid, since then I am sorry to say what work I have had has not been sufficient to keep the storekepeper paid.
I have been living here since the end of March 1893, between 1888 and 1893 I resided at least six months on the land. I have now I think £2 rent and the fee to pay before I can get my lease a... (holding the land as I do under the Non-Resident section I have £8? .. rent to pay before I can call it my own.
The bailiff's valuation £181 odd for my improvements is not as much as I have spent on the land, but taking his estimate and adding the £84 rent makes a total of £265 for 60 acres of poor land.
What I would like if it be possible is to have the selection brought under the residence Section and dated 1891 instead of 1888, the time I have resided on the ground would then I think be sufficient and it would save me half the rent that I would have to pay otherwise.
I have been told that under the previous Secretary for Lands a Selector had this favour that I am now asking granted I give names, there may be possibly some note of it.
I was at the Lands (Dept) and saw Mr Morkham last month and I think if he knew of a similar case as a precedent I might have a better chance.
Pardon me for the liberty stake in asking you to do what you can for me and
Believe me, yours very truly, C. H. S. Ladd

The Lands Department refused his request and on 29 Jun 1896 there was a note that his licence had expired and that he had to pay his arrears within 21 days. It appears that he managed to pay some, as a note on 4 Aug 1896 states that there were now 12 rents paid up.8 
Land-Note25 Mar 1896 41 Collins Street Melbourne. To T F Morkham Esq Secretary for Lands. Dear Sir, I am requested by the Honourable L. L. Smith to forward enclosed letter from Mrs C. H. S. Ladd of Upper Beaconsfield and to ask you that if there is any possibility of granting the request therein contained to kindly do so. I beg to remain, dear Sir, Your obedient Servant, C. Baer.8 
Land-Note16 Oct 1896 In an application for lease or crown grant C H S Ladd had to declare his improvements again. They were the same as in previous years except that the orchard was now enclosed with paling fence and outhouses valued at £16.10.0. He also stated that he had paid £36, being all fees due on the said licence. This, however, covers only the time up to 1 Jul 1894.
The Non-Residence licence was converted to a new lease for 14 years was finally approved on 30 Nov 1896. The half yearly rent was £3, including the fees the total due now was £17.8 
Land-Note4 Jan 1897 Upper Beaconsfield 4 Jan 1897. T. F. Morkham Esq. Dear Sir, I have done my best to save the necessary money to pay for my lease certificate and the rent that is due with the result that I have £3.10.0. Could I secure my lease with that?
If I could get work with pay sufficient to save anything out of I would be glad to pay all.
Land was sold last week, two miles nearer the station than mine, with road frontage and fenced at thirty shillings an acre and mine has cost me already over £4.
I have a job now cutting ferns at 1/6 an acre, what can one save out of that pay with a wife and five children to look after?
If I could get my lease I would try and sell so that i could pay the Governmment what I owe them and then find a home elsewhere.
Yours very truly, C. H. S. Ladd.8 
Land-Note16 Jan 1902 15 of £3 each due = £45.8 
Land-Note26 May 1902 181 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 26th May 1902. Thomas F Morkham Esq., Dear Sir, In answer to letter from Lands and Survey Office, received early this month calling attention to arrears of rent on my land at Gembrook.
I am sorry that at present I cannot pay off a little of what I am owing. Business is really so bad that I sometimes find it difficult to meet the necessary expenses incurred to carry on.
I have tried to sell the property at Gembrook and would be glad to find a buyer at half the money it has cost me.
Yours truly, C. H. S. Ladd.8 
Land-Note24 Jun 1902 Application for surrender of lease and for classification of agricultural allotment. I hereby apply for permission to surrender to His Majesty the King my Lease in respect of the Agricultural Allotment specified, and to have the Allotment classified.
Bona fide surrender recommended. Considered by classification board at Melbourne 15.8.1902 and classed 2nd class.8 
Land-Note2 Jul 1905 GEM-E-3E GEM--48C: 59a 3r 11p - original lease replaced after paying £39 - new lease for the term of fourteen years rent of nine pence per annum per acre. Lease matured to freehold estate 16 Jun 1909 Corr No 15874.13,8 
Land-Note18 Mar 1909 GEM--48C GEM-E-3E: The Secretary for Lands, Melbourne. Dear Sir, herewith I have you my Crown Lease for allotment 3E. Section E. and allotment 48C. Parish of Gembrook Vol. 780. Folio 155810. to enable issue of the Crown grant.
Kindly retain the Crown Grant in Melbourne for delivery at the Office of Titles and in order to avaoid delay please address all communications in connection therewith to c/o The Bank of Victoria Limited Melbourne. Yours truly C. H. S. Ladd.8 
Land-Note*2 Dec 1913 To the Secretary for Lands. Dear Sir, I have allotment 3E Parish Gembrook Shire Berwick, for which I have been paying rates for upwards of 30 years. There is no practicable road out at present. The plan of that parish shows a surveyed road but it has never been opened as there is about 12 chain of swamp to negotiate and in other places there is a grade of at least 1 in 6.
I have written to the Shire Council many times during the last 10 or 12 years but nothing has been done. By following the surveyed road part of the way and then making a deviation through adjoining block/Henderson's Allotment 48D) it would make a road accessable to the Emerald Railway Station and if taken through my land and that of my son H. M. Ladd it would make a through road from the Beaconsfield and Gembrook road to the Emerald road which I venture to say would be a convenience to the residents and a benefit to the district generally.
At present I am absolutely shut in without a road of any sort, and I would like you to do what you could for yours respectfully C.H.S. Ladd.14 
Land-Note13 Jan 1914 To the Secretary for Lands. Dear Sir, Yours of the 6th inst duly received with reference to proposed road. I am not particular where the road is made so long as it gives me a way in to my place. I have marked on the accompanying plan what I consider the easiest and least expensive route to take, at present I have positively no way in or out except through my adjoining neighbours properites. Thanking you in anticipation I remain yours truly C.H.S. Ladd.14 
Land-NoteJul 1914 Application for road deviation Parish of Gembrook.
The existing road provision along the north of allots 142P, 3D, 3E, and 3F is quite impracticable, the road itself has never been used and is enclosed with the adjoining blocks.
A cross-country connection would no doubt be very useful but to be of any service it would require to be taken through freehold blocks 3D, 3E, a good deal to the south of the exixting survey as indicated by red dotted lines on attached litho plan. This is rendered necessary by an extensive swamp on that portion of the road between allots 3D and 48D, and the uneven character of the country further east which is broken by gullies crossing the road along allots 3E and 3F.
Allot 3E is owned by Mr Ladd who has a home on it and as he has everything to gain by a deviation of the present road he would not offer any objection to the opening of a new one through his property as the distance to Emerald R.S. would be shortened to some extent.
I am however informed that Mr Henderson who holds allot 48D, the lease of which is due and ready for execution but is being withheld on account of this application, is the owner of allot 3D and I understand that he does not view with favour the proposal to deviate the road even through allot 48D. It may therefore be a difficult matter to obtain his consent to allow the road to be taken through his freehold land. Before anything further can be done by this Dept. regarding the survey, the Shire Council will require to make arrangements to acquire the necessary land out of the freehold blocks. Provision can however be made for a road through allot 48D leaving the question of the continuation through allots 3D and 3E to be settled by the Shire Council and the parties interested; allot 3F being held under licence by a son of the applicant there will be no difficulty in establishing a through connection if Henderson can be induced to his portion.
The road itself even when selected in the best possible position will only be a cross country connection suitable for light traffic but I think the Dept is bound to make the best provision that circumstances permit and on that account I recommend that the survey through allot 48D be carried out at once.
It will be seen by reference to the plan that the deviation through this allot runs for some distance close to an existing road; which is alos formed and used constantly for traffic. The configuration of the country renders this unavoidable.
With this deviation effected the road north of allot 142P could be closed. P Campbell.14
Land-Note*8 May 1915 We, the undersigned give our consent to the proposed deviation through allotment 48F in the Parish of Gembrook. We are, Sir Yours truly, John Hibbert Chew, William Henry Care.14 
Land-Note*22 Dec 1916 GEM-E-3E GEM--48C: Mortgagee: The Bank of Victoria. Discharged 29 May 1925. Mortgagor was Charles Henry Salter Ladd.15 
Widower17 Aug 1936He became a widower upon the death of his wife Emily Holyoak.16 
Death*31 Jan 1940 Moorooduc, VIC, Australia, #D16143 age 86 [par Matthew LADD & Emma SALTER].17 
Death-Notice*1 Feb 1940LADD - On the 31st January at Moorooduc, Charles H. S. Ladd, loved husband of the late Emily and loving father of Emilie (Mrs. Souter), Lillian, Edward (deceased, A.I.F.), Harry, Eva (Mrs Carver), and Dorrie (Mrs Hearn), in his 87th year.
LADD - Friends of the late Mr CHARLES HENRY S. LADD (late Beaconsfield Upper) are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery. Funeral to leave his residence, Moorooduc at 2 o'clock THIS DAY (Thursday February 1 arriving at cemetery 3.30 pm.18 
Land-Note23 Jul 1940 GEM-E-3E GEM--48C: Charles Henry Salter Ladd died on 31st January 1940. Probate of his will has been granted to Harry Matthew Ladd of Glenard Drive Heidelberg Salesman.19 
Land-UBeac*23 Jul 1940 GEM-E-3E GEM--48C. Transfer from Charles Henry Salter Ladd to Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd. 59a 3r 11p.20 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engraver. With Emily Ladd.21,22,23,24
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engraver. With Emily Ladd. With Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd.25
bt 1913 - 1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engraver. With Emily Ladd. With Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd Harry Matthew Ladd.26,27,28,29,30,31,32
bt 1922 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engraver. With Emily Ladd. With Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd.33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40

Grave

  • Plot 4-320-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Ladd Emily 1854 - 1936      wife/ Charles H.S., mother/ Emilie,Lil,Ted,Harry,Eva,Dorrie - Ladd Charles Henry Salter 1854 - 1940 hus/ Emily, f/ Emilie,Lil,Ted,Harry,Eva,Dorrie41

Family

Emily Holyoak b. b Jun 1854, d. 17 Aug 1936
Children 1.Emily Pearce Ladd+ b. 2 Aug 1884, d. 10 Jan 1964
 2.Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd b. 1887, d. 1981
 3.Edward Wildes Holyoak (Ted) Ladd b. 12 Mar 1889, d. 7 Apr 1917
 4.Harry Matthew Ladd+ b. 10 Mar 1891, d. 1 May 1948
 5.Evelyn Louise Ladd b. 1894, d. 15 Jun 1973
 6.Beatrice Dorris Ladd b. 1897, d. 5 Apr 1970

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Apr 1890, PROPOSED RAILWAY FROM DANDENONG TO GEMBROOK AND BEENAK. The adjourned meetting of the Emerald Railway League was held at the Victoria hotel, Bourke street, on Thursday last. There was a very large attendance, representatives from Dandenong, Lysterfield, Narree Warren, Beaconsfield, Gembrook, &c., being present. In the absence of Colonel Hutton Mr. S. Strettle was appointed chairman. Mr. Bradshaw was called on to explain the object of the meeting, and said the cause of their being assembled was owing to the fact that a number of new lines of railway in the Narree Warren and Gembrook districts were being advocated by interested persons, and were being prominiently brought under the notice of the Minister of Railways. They would be asked that day to express a decided opinion in favor of any one line. After a good deal of discussion Mr. J. Winter moved and Mr. W. Moysey seconded a resolution to the effect that the meeting support the line of railway as surveyed from Dandenong via Narree Warren to Emerald and Gembrook, as being the cheapest to construct and accommodating the greatest number of people. This was carried by a very large majority, although an amendment was moved by Messrs. Nixon and Schlipalius in favor of the Glen Iris extension, and a further amendment by Messrs. Brisbane and Ladd, advocating the old survey from Beaconsfield railway station, both of which were lost. Messrs. Strettle and Bradshaw undertook to lay the views of the league before the Minister at an early date. The meeting then closed.42
  • 6 Jun 1900, Berwick Police Court. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30. Before Mr. Cresswell, P.M., and Mr. James Wilson. J.P.
    Berwick Shire v. C. H. S Ladd, rates, £4 9s. 3d. Case struck out.43
  • 28 Jan 1904, An interesting exhibit, bearing on the question, "Do snakes swallow their young?" was brought to Melbourne on Tuesday by Mr C. Ladd, of Flinders-lane. It was a copperhead snake, about 4ft. long, killed at Upper Beaconsfield while in the act of swallowing another snake of the same species about 18in. long. When placed in a box to bring to Melbourne the tail of the victim was still wriggling in a lively way outside the other snake's mouth. Yet when withdrawn from the other snake yesterday the head and some of the body were partly digested."44
  • 18 Dec 1913, From C. H. S. Ladd, Upper Beaconsfield, again asking to have a road made to enable him to get out of his place except by going through his neighbor's land.-Clerk of works to confer with Mr Ladd, on the motion of Crs Martin and James.45
  • 3 May 1918, SHANKS.—A tribute of respect to the memory of our dear friend, Gunner George Shanks, 13th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion, 6th Brigade, who was killed in action 3rd May, 1917.
    "He has sailed on his last commission
    In a beautiful ship called Rest, And his head is safely pillowed
    On his great Commander's breast."
    —(Inserted by his sincere friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ladd and family, Upper Beaconsfield; also Harry, on active Service.)46
  • 31 Jan 1941, LADD -In loving memory of my father C H B Ladd who passed away at Moorooduc January 31, 1940 (Harry, Heidelberg).47

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3325; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1097.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"PRO VPRS 5357 Unit 4560. LP 14514/50.51
    Shire of Berwick Rate Book 1928-1929 Entry 3442."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16143 age 86 [par Matthew LADD & Emma SALTER]."
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Carpenter Pulley Tree - owner hogcarp.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ancestry: Lindop/Ladd - owner: lesleyannell.
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1274."
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser, 14 Feb 1883, p3.
  8. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3560 14514/51.
  9. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3560 14514/51 CHARLES HENRY SALTER LADD. GEMBROOK 3E. 59--3--11. 1887 - 1908 - stated that he was an engraver owning a town lot in Richmond and that his private address was Lincoln Street in Richmond.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3344-752 - Charles Henry Salter Ladd of 181 Flinders Lane Melbourne Engraver.
  11. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 1004/49.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/L 700-861 - Charles Henry Salter Ladd of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/L 780-810 - Charles Henry Salter Ladd of 181 Flinders Lane Melbourne Engraver.
  14. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3570. 19375/47.49.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3344-752 - Mortgage No 367568 to The Bank of Victoria Ltd - discharged 29 May 1925.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "[reg Emerald]."
  17. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16143 age 86 [par Matthew LADD & Emma SALTER] [reg Mornington]."
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Feb 1940 p8.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3344-752 - Charles Henry Salter Ladd died on 31st January 1940. Probate of his will has been granted to Harry Matthew Ladd of Glenard Drive Heidelberg Salesman.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3344-752 - Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd of "Two Bays" Moorooduc Spinster.
  21. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  22. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  23. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  24. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  25. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  26. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  27. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  28. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  29. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  30. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  31. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  32. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  33. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  34. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  35. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  36. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  37. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  38. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  39. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  40. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  41. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-320-B     Ladd          F     80     19/08/1936     957
    4-320-B     Ladd          M     86     1/02/1940     1039
    photographs:
    bw0975 Ladd Emily 1854 - 1936      wife/ Charles H.S., mother/ Emilie,Lil,Ted,Harry,Eva,Dorrie
    bw0975 Ladd Charles Henry Salter 1854 - 1940 hus/ Emily, f/ Emilie,Lil,Ted,Harry,Eva,Dorrie.
  42. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 23 Apr 1890, p3.
  43. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 6 Jun 1900, p2.
  44. [S14] Newspaper - The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (Heathcote, Vic), 28 Jan 1904, p3.
  45. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 18 Dec 1913, p3.
  46. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 May 1918, p1.
  47. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Jan 1941 p4.
Last Edited14 Aug 2017

Emily Holyoak

F, #614, b. b Jun 1854, d. 17 Aug 1936
Father*Frederick Thomas Holyoak b. 1826, d. 8 Jul 1919
Mother*Mary Ann Pearce b. 1823, d. 20 Nov 1855
Married NameLadd. 
Birth*b Jun 1854 At Sea #B1822/1855.1 
Marriage*24 Jan 1883Spouse: Charles Henry Salter Ladd. VIC, Australia, #M1274.2
 
Marriage-Notice*14 Feb 1883Ladd—Holyoak—On the 24th January, by the Rev. F. H. Browne, Charles, eldest son of Matthew Ladd, Melbourne, to Emily, youngest daughter of F. T. Holyoak.3 
Death*17 Aug 1936 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D17356 age 82 [par Frederick Thomas HOLYOAK & Mary Ann PEARCE].4 
Death-Notice*19 Aug 1936LADD.—On the 17th August at Upper Beaconsfield, Emily, the dearly loved wife of Charles H. S. Ladd loving mother of Emily (Mrs W. Souter), Lillian, Edward (deceased), Harry, Eva (Mrs A. Carver), and Dorris (Mrs W Hearn) aged 82 years.
LADD.—Friends of Mr. CHARLES H. S. LADD are respectfully informed that the remains of his late beloved wife will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his residence, Upper Beaconsfield, THIS DAY (Wednesday, August 19), at 2.30. JOHN GRANT, Undertaker, Berwick. Tel 25.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Henry Salter Ladd.6,7,8,9
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Henry Salter Ladd. With Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd.10
bt 1913 - 1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Henry Salter Ladd. With Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd Harry Matthew Ladd.11,12,13,14,15,16,17
bt 1922 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Henry Salter Ladd. With Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd.18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25

Grave

  • Plot 4-320-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Ladd Emily 1854 - 1936      wife/ Charles H.S., mother/ Emilie,Lil,Ted,Harry,Eva,Dorrie - Ladd Charles Henry Salter 1854 - 1940 hus/ Emily, f/ Emilie,Lil,Ted,Harry,Eva,Dorrie26

Family

Charles Henry Salter Ladd b. 4 Mar 1853, d. 31 Jan 1940
Children 1.Emily Pearce Ladd+ b. 2 Aug 1884, d. 10 Jan 1964
 2.Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd b. 1887, d. 1981
 3.Edward Wildes Holyoak (Ted) Ladd b. 12 Mar 1889, d. 7 Apr 1917
 4.Harry Matthew Ladd+ b. 10 Mar 1891, d. 1 May 1948
 5.Evelyn Louise Ladd b. 1894, d. 15 Jun 1973
 6.Beatrice Dorris Ladd b. 1897, d. 5 Apr 1970

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Aug 1937, LADD.—In loving memory of my dear wife and our loving mother Emily who passed away on the 17th August 1936 at North Beaconsfield (Inserted by her loving husband and family.)
    LADD -In loving memory of my dear mother who passed away at Upper Beaconsfield on 17th August 1936 (Harry and Hilda Heidelberg)27
  • 17 Aug 1938, LADD.—In loving memory of my dear wife and our loving mother who passed away on the 17th August 1936 at Beaconsfield North (Inserted by her loving husband and family)28
  • 17 Aug 1939, LADD.—In loving memory of my dear wife and our loving mother who passed away on the 17th August 1936 at Beaconsfield North. (Inserted by her loving husband and family)29

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B1822 [At Sea]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1274."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser, 14 Feb 1883, p3.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "[reg Emerald]."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Aug 1936, p1.
  6. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  7. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  15. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  18. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  19. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  20. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  21. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  22. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  23. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  24. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  25. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  26. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-320-B     Ladd          F     80     19/08/1936     957
    4-320-B     Ladd          M     86     1/02/1940     1039
    photographs:
    bw0975 Ladd Emily 1854 - 1936      wife/ Charles H.S., mother/ Emilie,Lil,Ted,Harry,Eva,Dorrie
    bw0975 Ladd Charles Henry Salter 1854 - 1940 hus/ Emily, f/ Emilie,Lil,Ted,Harry,Eva,Dorrie.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Aug 1937 p1.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Aug 1938, p10.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Aug 1939, p8.
Last Edited14 Aug 2014

Emily Pearce Ladd

F, #615, b. 2 Aug 1884, d. 10 Jan 1964
Father*Charles Henry Salter Ladd b. 4 Mar 1853, d. 31 Jan 1940
Mother*Emily Holyoak b. b Jun 1854, d. 17 Aug 1936
Married NameSouter.1 
Birth*2 Aug 1884 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B1254.2,3 
Marriage*26 Nov 1903Spouse: William Souter. Auburn, VIC, Australia, #M7408.1
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Dec 1903SOUTER-LADD - On the 26th November, at her uncle's residence Auburn, Mr Thomas Ladd, by the Rev. James Wilson of Beaconsfield, Emilie, eldest daughter of Mr C. H. S. Ladd to William, adopted son of the late Charles Souter.4 
Death*10 Jan 1964 Dingley, VIC, Australia, #D1254 (Age 79.)5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Nov 1963, Article about their diamond wedding celebration3

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B1254."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Old Souter Family Tree - Owner: phillipsouter1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Dec 1903, p1.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited10 Apr 2014

Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd

F, #616, b. 1887, d. 1981
Father*Charles Henry Salter Ladd b. 4 Mar 1853, d. 31 Jan 1940
Mother*Emily Holyoak b. b Jun 1854, d. 17 Aug 1936
Birth*1887 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B14397.1 
Land-UBeac*23 Jul 1940 GEM-E-3E GEM--48C. Transfer from Charles Henry Salter Ladd to Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd. 59a 3r 11p.2 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1948 GEM-E-3E GEM--48C. Transfer from Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd to Edward Wilfred Ladd Diana Maud Ladd. 59a 3r 11p.3 
Death*1981 Preston, VIC, Australia, #D17052 age 94 -- as LADD.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Henry Salter Ladd and Emily Ladd.5
bt 1913 - 1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Henry Salter Ladd and Emily Ladd and Harry Matthew Ladd.6,7,8,9,10,11,12
bt 1922 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Henry Salter Ladd and Emily Ladd.13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B14397."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3344-752 - Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd of "Two Bays" Moorooduc Spinster.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3344-752 - Edward Wilfred Ladd, Farmer and Diana Gore Ladd, Married Woman, both of Dewhurst Emerald.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17052 age 94 -- as LADD."
  5. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  6. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  7. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  9. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  10. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  11. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  12. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  13. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  14. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  15. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  16. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  17. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  18. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  19. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  20. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
Last Edited23 Jul 2017

Edward Wildes Holyoak (Ted) Ladd

M, #617, b. 12 Mar 1889, d. 7 Apr 1917
Edward Wildes Holyoak 'Ted' LADD
(1889-1917)
Father*Charles Henry Salter Ladd b. 4 Mar 1853, d. 31 Jan 1940
Mother*Emily Holyoak b. b Jun 1854, d. 17 Aug 1936

World War I

Edward Wildes Holyoak (Ted) Ladd enlisted on 9 Nov 1914 when he was working as an engraver aged 25. SERN 5094.
He was assigned to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade Train and embarked from Melbourne on 2 Feb 1915 on board HMAT A51 Chilka.
He was promoted to Sergeant and served with the 12th Field Artillery Brigade. He was killed in action on 7 Apr 1917.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL. He is also commemorated at the Emerald RSL.1
Birth*12 Mar 1889 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B15808.2,3 
Death*7 Apr 1917 Pozières, France, died of wounds. 
Death-Notice*28 Apr 1917LADD.-Of wounds in France, 7th April, 1917, Sergeant Edward W.H. (Ted), 45th Battery, 12th (army) F.A.B., dearly beloved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. S. Ladd, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, and much beloved brother of Harry (on active service), Emilie (Mrs. W. Souter), Lil, Eva, and Dorrie, aged 28 years. Just one more hero.4 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Sergeant Edward Wildes Ladd died 7/4/1917, in France at Pozières, age 25. Australian Field Artillery, 12th Brigade. Son of Emily Ladd, and worked as an Engraver. He embarked on the HMAT Chilka, ship A51, on 2/2/1915 from Melbourne. His brother Harry Matthew Ladd also served and survived the War.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
191468 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engraver.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Oct 1910, Road Race. On Saturday last the Dandenong Bicycle Club held a 10-mile teams race. The winning team, two Beaconsfield men, (Shanks and Ladd) off the 4 min. mark did the distance in 28½ mins., with W. Gamble and H. Kirkham, 1 min. mark, time 27¼ mins, 2nd and D. Kirkham and Colvin, scr., time 26½, third. Hoskins and Wilson lost the prize for third place through the latter failing to cross the line.7
  • 1 May 1917, LADD.-Died of wounds in France, 7th April, 1917, Sergeant Edward W. H. (Ted), dearly beloved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H.S. Ladd, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, and much beloved brother of Harry (on active service), Emilie (Mrs. W. Souter), Lil, Eva, and Dorrie, aged 28 years.
    Just one more hero.8
  • 3 May 1917, In the 290th casualty list, published recently, the following names appear: Second Lt. N. A. Kent (Narre Warren) and Sergt. E. W. H. Ladd (Upper Beaconsfield), died of wounds; E. J. Rit... (Springvale), injured.9
  • 7 Apr 1920, IN MEMORIAM. On Active Service. LADD.-In loving and proud memory of our dear son and brother, Edward W. H. Ladd (Ted), who died of wounds, in France, 7th April, 1917.
    Just one more hero, who did his duty.
    -(Inserted by his loving parents, sisters, and brother, Beaconsfield Upper.)10
  • 7 Apr 1922, LADD.-In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Sergeant E. W. H. Ladd (Ted), who died of wounds in France, 7th April, 1917.
    Just another hero who did his duty.
    -(Inserted by his loving parents, sisters, and brother.)11

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=168615
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Lindop/Ladd - Owner: lesleyannell.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Apr 1917, p13.
  5. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 160-2005 p8."
  6. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  7. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 Oct 1910, p2.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 May 1917, p1.
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 3 May 1917, p2.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 April 1920, p1.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Apr 1922 p1.
Last Edited9 Jan 2015

Harry Matthew Ladd

M, #618, b. 10 Mar 1891, d. 1 May 1948
Harry Matthew LADD
(1891-1948)
Father*Charles Henry Salter Ladd b. 4 Mar 1853, d. 31 Jan 1940
Mother*Emily Holyoak b. b Jun 1854, d. 17 Aug 1936

World War I

Harry Matthew Ladd enlisted on 25 Dec 1916. He was a labourer and 25 years old. SERN 320. He was assigned to the 37th Battalion A Company and his unit embarked from Melbourne on 3 Jun 1916 on board HMAT A34 Persic.
He was wounded in 1917. He was promoted to Corporal in the 12th Field Artillery Brigade. He returned to Australia on 19 Feb 1919. He was awarded a Military Medal (Comm Gaz. No. 219 20 Dec 1917)
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
His older brother was killed at Pozières.1
Probate (Will)* Harry M Ladd. Salesman. Heidelberg. 01 May 1948. 401/505.2 
Note* In 1928 Charles' son, farmer, acquired Allotment 3F of 40 acres next to his father.
Ladd Road & Ladd Square carry the family name.3 
Birth*10 Mar 1891 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B16520.4 
Land-UBeac*c 1910 GEM-E-3F (M3). Transfer from Frederick Thomas Holyoak to Harry Matthew Ladd. 39a 3r 39p - Land File 745/49
Selected by F. T. HOLYOAK. Crown Grant to Harry Matthew Ladd on 23 May 1931 (in consideration of £30).5,6 
Land-Note10 Nov 1910 GEM-E-3F (M3): Evidence at the local land board at Pakenham. I am an orchardist. I am single. I am 19 years of age. I reside with my parents at Upper Beaconsfield. 1st application for any land. I have never selected nor do I own any land. Land applied for adjoins my parents' freehold. Parents own about 60 acres. No other land in the family. The only improvements consist of fencing which is dilapidated and of no use or value to an incoming selector. Will pay survey fee. I will fence and use land for orchard purposes. Will comply with residence condition. Father will assist me with means. No objectors. There is a hut built about 30 years ago which is of no value except a little bit for the iron on the roof. Land board - recommended subject to payments of valuation for improvements.7 
Land-Note*20 Jan 1911 GEM-E-3F (M3): Improvements at £18. Improvements transferred to applicant by F Holyoak (original licensee). By now the fencing was valued at £13 and the dwelling house (10x12 feet, softwood and iron roof not in good repair) at £5.
"For divers good causes and considerations I Frederick Holyoak of 181 Flinders Lane Melbourne, hereby assign and transfer to Harry M Ladd of Upper Beaconsfield, all my right title and interest in and to the improvements on allotment 3F Parish of Gembrook extent 39a 3r 39p under section 47 L.A. 1901 and all benefits and compensation with respect thereto and I the said Harry M Ladd accept the above assignment and transfer."7 
Land-Note17 Dec 1920 GEM-E-3F (M3): 183 Lygon Street Carlton. Mr W Allen, Secretary for Lands. "Dear Sir, Your communication re Allotment 3F Sec E Parish Gembrook to hand.
I do not reside on the above mentioned allotment as since I returned from Active Service over sea I have been in Melbourne.
I am on it once a fortnight as I go to my people's place adjoining it. When I received your previous communication concerning it I understood that it was necessary for me to make fresh application for the Block and would have to attend a Land Board.
I am unable to do so as I could not get away. When I selected the land I erected a good fence on 3 sides (the fourth was already fenced) and cleared about 4 or 5 acres. 1 1/2 acres of which I planted with apple trees. In Feb 1916 I enlisted and a little later went on active service overseas and did not return till last year. I would like to retain the land if I can do so without having to reside on it. if I am not asking too much of you would you kindly let me know if I can do so and if so what money I owe on the land &c.
This district is well suited for fruit growing but the state of the roads is a big drawback to the residents. If we had a few live men on the Berwick Shire Council if would help matters considerably,
Yours sincerely Harry Ladd."7 
Marriage*1921Spouse: Hilda Mabel Tilley. VIC, Australia, #M2320 ... Hilda & Harry were 1st cousins.8
 
Land-Note11 Nov 1921 GEM-E-3F (M3): 211 Lygon St, Carlton 11-11-21. Mr A A Peverill. Dear Sir, I received your letter re Allotment 3F Sec E in Parish of Gembrook yesterday (10th inst) asking payment of Balance of purchase money &c amounting in all to £22-2-3.
If you will kindly do so, I would like you to let me know if it is possible for me to pay this by instalments instead of within 30 days as stated in your letter. My reason for asking this concession is this. I have just started in business for myself (Pawnbroker & Jeweller) and have put all my own money and about £350 borrowed money into it. As nearly all this is in stock, I have very little to work on.
I am paying a big rent for a small shop £2-15-0 per week for 2nd or 3rd years. I have stated this that you may see for yourself that I have a genuine reason for asking this concession. If you would kindly advise me if this can be arranged I will deem it a great favour. Yours sincerely, Harry M Ladd"
17 Nov 1921. Sir, In reply to your letter of 11th inst. relative to Allotment 3F, Section E, Parish of Gembrook, I have to inform you that the balance of the purchase money cannot be accepted in instalments, but you may if you so desire obtain a lease for the balance of the term instead of a crown grant. Rent paid under the lease would be credited towards the purchase money and the Crown Grant could be obtained at any time on payment of the balance of the purchase money and fees. H. O. Allen Pro Secretary for Lands.7 
Land-Note31 May 1928 GEM-E-3F (M3): Karawinna 31 May 1928. Mr W. J. Northey. Dear Sir, With reference to rents due on Allot 3F Parish of Gembrook (£2.6.0).
I would like to know if it is possible for you to let this payment stand over until after harvest time.
I came up to this block in August 1926 and sowed about 200 acres in 1927. Owing to the drought my returns from same were nil.
I am living at present on the sustenance allowance of £11 per month granted by the CSB and find it hard to make ends meet.
I am a married man and we have 2 children. If you can let this stand over I will be greatly obliged and will forward a cheque on as soon as I get my first wheat payment. Yours faithfully, H M Ladd.
-> Extension of time granted to the end of the year provided the full amount owing be paid by that date.7 
Land-Note16 Mar 1930 GEM-E-3F (M3): Karawinna North. 16.3.30 Mr W Dempster. Dear Sir, With reference to rent due (£1-10-0) on allot 3F Parish of Gembrook.
As circumstances are exceptionally bad owing to drought it would be a very great help to me if this amount could stand over until after harvest.
I am married with 2 children and am living on CSB sustenance (£9 per month) and would be very grateful if this amount can be paid at a later date when I will willing pay any interest that may be due on same.
Thanking you in anticipation. Yours Truly H M Ladd.7 
Land-Note1 Apr 1930 GEM-E-3F (M3): Karawinna North, 1.4.30. Sir, Your memo of 29th ult to hand. With reference to rent and arrears ? due on allot 3F Gembrook.
I am enclosing cheque for £2.6.0 in payment of same.
At the beginning of 1928 I wrote you asking that payment of rent due be allowed to stand over until 1929. This was granted and I paid to your office on 4 Mar 1929 the sum of £3.2.6 (receipt No 32036).
It would have been a very great help to me if the same could have been done again this year.
Will you kindly let me know how long the arrears have been owing, if there are any further arrears and also how much is now owing on the land.
(Allot 3F, Sec E Parish of Gembrook area 39a 3r 39p) H. M. Ladd
-> replied that 25th, 26th, and 27th rent have been paid now, and that the balance of purchase money as well as grant fee and assurance were now £1.17.3. On payment of that amount and the return of the lease, the grant will be prepared.7 
Land-Note23 May 1931 GEM-E-3F (M3): Crown Grant to Harry Matthew Ladd (in consideration of £30 - paid off as lease).6 
Military15 Apr 1942Enlisted for military service: Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, Australian Army V373171 - Discharge      3 Oct 1945 - Sergeant - Posting at Discharge      VDC 6 BATT.9 
Death*1 May 1948 Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D4261 (Age 57.)10 
Death-Notice*3 May 1948LADD.—On May 1, at Repatriation Hospital. Heidelberg, Harry Matthew, beloved husband of Hilda Ladd, of Glenard Drive, Heidelberg, and dearly loved father of Ted, Merv, Gwen, and Robin, aged 57 years, late 37th Btn. and 45th Battery. First A.I.F.
LADD.—On May 1. at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Harry, devoted husband of Hilda, loved son-in-law of Elsie and the late William Tilley, brother-in-law of Rita and Charlie, Grace and Wilf, Vi and Phil.
LADD.—On May 1, at Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg. Harry Matthew Ladd, dearly loved father of Ted and Di, dear grandfather of Barbara and Suzanne.
LADD. - On May 1, at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Harry, loved brother of Eva, and brother-in-law of Bert.—Some day we'll understand. (Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Carver, Croydon.)
LADD.—On May 1, at Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, Harry Matthew Ladd. M.M., late 37th Btn. and 45th Battery, First A.I.F., and formerly esteemed honorary secretary Heidelberg Sub-branch, R.S.S. and A.I L.A.
LADD.—The Funeral of the late Mr. HARRY MATTHEW LADD will leave Taylor's chapel, 81 Heidelberg road, Ivanhoe. THIS DAY (Monday), after a service commencing at 1.30 p.m., for the Melbourne Crematorium. Fawkner.
E. TAYLOR & SON, Ivanhoe.11 
Land-Note*16 Nov 1948 GEM-E-3F (M3): Harry Matthew Ladd died on 1st May 1948. Probate of his will has been granted to Hilda Mabel Ladd of "Leytonstone" Glenard Drive Heidelberg Widow.12 
Land-UBeac*17 Nov 1948 GEM-E-3F (M3). Transfer from Harry Matthew Ladd to Edward Wilfred Ladd. 39a 3r 39.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1913 - 1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Charles Henry Salter Ladd and Emily Ladd and Lillian Victoria Salter Ladd.14,15,16,17,18,19,20
1924262 High Street, Northcote, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: pawnbroker. With Hilda Mabel Ladd.21
1931Karrawinna, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Hilda Mabel Ladd.22
bt 1936 - 1943Glenard Drive, Heidelberg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: shop assistant. With Hilda Mabel Ladd.23,24,25

Grave

  • Wall 20, Row C 0013/0014, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia26

Family

Hilda Mabel Tilley b. 14 Feb 1900, d. 30 Mar 1985
Child 1.Edward Wilfred Ladd+ b. 18 Nov 1921, d. 27 Aug 1976

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Nov 1910, ORCHARD LAND AT GEMBROOK.
    PAKENHAM, Thursday.-A land board, presided over by Mr. E. T. Brennan, lands officer, sat to-day. Lot 3F, parish of Gembrook, containing 40 acres, was secured by Harry M. Ladd; lot 80F, parish of Gembrook, containing 20 acres, by James H. Anderson; and lot 17K, containing 30 acres, by Harry Priest. There were nine applicants for the three blocks, and in nearly every case the land was required for fruitgrowing.27
  • 13 Jul 1917, In a casualty list issued yesterday, the following names appear amongst the wounded: - Pte. H. G. Willis, Berwick; Pte. H. M. Ladd, Upper Beaconsfield; Pte. F. J. Seymour, Hallam.28
  • 23 Apr 1919, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. - A hearty welcome home was given to Gunner Harry Ladd, M.M., of North Beaconsfield. Addresses were given by the Rev. James Wilson, Lieut.-Colonel G. H. Knox, and Mr. Harvey Smith.29
  • 30 Apr 1949, LADD. In loving memory of my dear husband, Harry, who passed away on May 1, 1948. -To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. (Hilda.)
    LADD.-In fondest memory of our dad, who passed away on May 1, 1948. -One of nature's gentlemen. His kind and courteous nature we shall always remember. (Ted, Men, Gwen, and Robin.)
    LADD.-in loving memory of our dear friend Harry who passed away May 1, 1948. Happy, smiling, always content. Loved and respected wherever he went; Always cheerful, helpful, and kind. A beautiful memory he left behind. (Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Croft and family.)30

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=168617
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4703; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1404.
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"PRO VPRS 5357 Unit 4560. LP 14514/50.51
    Shire of Berwick Rate Book 1928-1929 Entry 3442."
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B16520."
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 745/49.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5758-459 - Harry Matthew Ladd of Karawima North Farmer.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P 0/4294
    484/47.49 HARRY MATTHEW LADD GEMBROOK 3F E 39--3--39.
  8. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  9. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      LADD, HARRY MATTHEW
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      V373171
    Date of Birth      10 Mar 1891
    Place of Birth      RICHMOND, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      15 Apr 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      HEIDELBERG, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      HEIDELBERG, VIC
    Next of Kin      LADD, HILDA
    Date of Discharge      3 Oct 1945
    Rank      Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge      VDC 6 BATT
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 May 1948, p2 & 8.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5758-459 - Harry Matthew Ladd died on 1st May 1948. Probate of his will has been granted to Hilda Mabel Ladd of "Leytonstone" Glenard Drive Heidelberg Widow.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5758-459 - Edward Wilfred Ladd of Emerald Farmer.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  19. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  20. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  21. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  22. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  23. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  24. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  25. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  26. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Ladd Harry M 01-Jan-2001 MAUS NW 20 C 0013
    Ladd Hilda M 01-Jan-2001     MAUS NW 20 C 0014
    MAUS NW 20 C 0013 / 0014 Section Name      Wall 20, Row C
    Ladd Harry M 17-Jun-1985 OW 19 C 0002
    Ladd Hilda M 06-Jun-1985 OW 19 C 0003
    Ashes may have been relocated.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Nov 1910, p4.
  28. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "13 Jul 1917, p2."
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Apr 1919, p5.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Apr 1949 p15.
Last Edited26 Jul 2017

Evelyn Louise Ladd

F, #619, b. 1894, d. 15 Jun 1973
Father*Charles Henry Salter Ladd b. 4 Mar 1853, d. 31 Jan 1940
Mother*Emily Holyoak b. b Jun 1854, d. 17 Aug 1936
Married NameCarver. 
Birth*1894 North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B17739.1 
Marriage*4 Feb 1921Spouse: Albert George Carver. Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.2
 
Marriage-Notice*5 Mar 1921CARVER--LADD. -On the 4th February, 1921, at Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne, by the Rev T E Ruth, Albert George (late AIF), only son of Rev T A Carver of Upper Tooting London to Evaline Louise, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Ladd, of Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria. London papers please copy.3 
Death*15 Jun 1973 Croydon, VIC, Australia, #D13975 (Age 78) - as CARVER.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1916 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.5,6,7,8

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia9

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B17739."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1921 p13.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  6. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  7. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited9 Jan 2015

Beatrice Dorris Ladd

F, #620, b. 1897, d. 5 Apr 1970
Father*Charles Henry Salter Ladd b. 4 Mar 1853, d. 31 Jan 1940
Mother*Emily Holyoak b. b Jun 1854, d. 17 Aug 1936
Married NameHearn. 
Birth*1897 North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B16474.1 
Marriage*12 Jul 1924Spouse: William Alfred J Hearn. Augustine Church, Auburn, VIC, Australia, #M8421.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*16 Aug 1924HEARN—LADD.—On the 12th July, at Augustine Church, Auburn, by the Rev James Wilson, William, the only son of Mrs and the late Mr W R. Hearn, of Narre Warren, to Dorris, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs C H Ladd, of Beaconsfield Upper.2 
Widow28 Feb 1970Beatrice Dorris Ladd became a widow upon the death of her husband William Alfred J Hearn.4 
Death*5 Apr 1970 Frankston, VIC, Australia, #D7092 (Age 73) - as HEARN.4 
Probate (Will)* Beatrice Doris Hearn. Widow. Mt Eliza. 05 Apr 1970. 714/472.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.6
bt 1922 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.7,8

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B16474."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Aug 1924 p17.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 956; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 161.
  6. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  7. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922 "as Beatrice Dorothy."
  8. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924 "as Beatrice Dorothy."
Last Edited26 Jul 2017

Harold Marcus Edwards

M, #621, b. 1883, d. 23 Apr 1965
Birth*18831 
Marriage*Dec 1916Spouse: Alice Mary Shorter. Guildford, Surrey, England, Dec Q [Guildford] 2a 215.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel20 Nov 1921 Sailing with Alice Mary Edwards Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Beltana
Age 34.3 
Residence*Apr 1946 "Claremont", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Widower18 Apr 1946Harold Marcus Edwards became a widower upon the death of his wife Alice Mary Shorter.1 
Death*23 Apr 1965 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D5647 age 82 [par Arthur Richard EDWARDS & Unknown].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1924"Hall Cottage", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: horse driver. With Alice Mary Edwards.5
bt 1925 - 1937"Hall Cottage", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Alice Mary Edwards.6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Alice Mary Edwards.14
bt 1949 - 1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards.15,16

Grave

  • Plot 4-073-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia17

Family

Alice Mary Shorter b. Sep 1887, d. 18 Apr 1946
Children 1.Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards b. Sep 1920, d. 15 Oct 2007
 2.Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards b. 1924, d. 16 Mar 2008
 3.Alison Maud Mary Edwards b. 1929, d. 3 Nov 1929

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] GRO.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    previous address: 104 Ellis Combe Road, Charlton S E 7, England.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5647 age 82 [par Arthur Richard EDWARDS & Unknown]."
  5. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  6. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  7. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  8. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  9. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  12. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  13. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  14. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942 "no address given."
  15. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "only Ann's address is given as Claremont."
  16. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  17. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-073-A     Edwards     Harold Marcus     M     82     18/04/1965     1514
    4-073-B     Edwards     W.H.               0     4/11/1929     817
    4-073-B     Edwards               F     58     20/04/1946     1177.
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Alice Mary Shorter

F, #622, b. Sep 1887, d. 18 Apr 1946
Married NameEdwards. 
Birth*Sep 1887 Epsom, Surrey, England, Sep Q [Epsom] 2a 26.1 
Marriage*Dec 1916Spouse: Harold Marcus Edwards. Guildford, Surrey, England, Dec Q [Guildford] 2a 215.1
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel20 Nov 1921 Sailing with Harold Marcus Edwards Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Beltana
Age 34.2 
Note*1938 Owned 6 acres of GEM-D-50C part of Golf land, previously owned by Katie CROTTY - after Alice's death to her children. House Claremont on this block -> still current in 1961-65. 
Land-UBeac*10 Oct 1939 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 3). Transfer from John Nathan to Alice Mary Edwards.3 
Residence*Apr 1946 "Claremont", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death*18 Apr 1946 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D8439 (Age 58) [par Allen SHORTER & Elizabeth MIDDLEMASS].4 
Death-Notice*20 Apr 1946EDWARDS.-On April 18, at Dandenong Alice Mary, the dearly beloved wife of Harold Marcus Edwards, of Claremont, Beaconsfield Upper, and loving mother of Allen, Betty, and Allison (deceased), aged 58 years. - Peacefully sleeping.
EDWARDS.-The Funeral of the late Mrs, ALICE MARY EDWARDS, of Claremont, Beaconsfield Upper, will leave St. John's Church, Beaconsfield Upper, THIS DAY. after a service by the Rev. W. P. Daunt commencing at 9 a.m.. for the Berwick Cemetery, arriving about 9.30 a.m.5 
Probate (Will)* 377/910. Married. Upper Beaconsfield.6 
Land-Note*22 Nov 1946 Alice Mary Edwards died on 18 April 1946. Probate of her will has been granted to Allen Richard Edwards Orchard Hand and Ann Elizabeth Edwards Spinster both of "Claremont" Upper Beaconsfield.7 
Land-UBeac*22 Nov 1946 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 3). Transfer from Alice Mary Edwards to Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1924"Hall Cottage", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harold Marcus Edwards.9
bt 1925 - 1937"Hall Cottage", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harold Marcus Edwards.10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harold Marcus Edwards.18

Grave

  • Plot 4-073-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia19

Family

Harold Marcus Edwards b. 1883, d. 23 Apr 1965
Children 1.Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards b. Sep 1920, d. 15 Oct 2007
 2.Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards b. 1924, d. 16 Mar 2008
 3.Alison Maud Mary Edwards b. 1929, d. 3 Nov 1929

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jul 1946, ALICE MARY EDWARDS, Late of "Claremont," Upper Beaconsfield, in the State of Victoria, Married Woman. Deceased.-After fourteen clear days Allen Richard Edwards, orchard hand, and Ann Elizabeth Edwards, spinster, both of "Claremont." Upper Beaconsfield aforesaid, the executor and executrix appointed by the will of the said deceased, dated the sixth day of December, 1939, will APPLY to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a grant of the PROBATE of the said WILL.
    RIGBY & FIELDING, 60 Market street, Melbourne, solicitors.20

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    previous address: 104 Ellis Combe Road, Charlton S E 7, England.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - Alice Mary Edwards of Claremont Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 6344-732.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Apr 1946 p2.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4338;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1325.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6344-732 - Alice Mary Edwards died on 18 April 1946. Probate of her will has been granted to Allen Richard Edwards Orchard Hand and Ann Elizabeth Edwards Spinster both of "Claremont" Upper Beaconsfield.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6344-732 - Allen Richard Edwards Orchard Hand of "Claremont" Upper Beaconsfield.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  11. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  12. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  13. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  14. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  15. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  16. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  17. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  18. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942 "no address given."
  19. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-073-A     Edwards     Harold Marcus     M     82     18/04/1965     1514
    4-073-B     Edwards     W.H.               0     4/11/1929     817
    4-073-B     Edwards               F     58     20/04/1946     1177.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 July 1946 p17.
Last Edited30 Aug 2016

Alison Maud Mary Edwards

F, #623, b. 1929, d. 3 Nov 1929
Father*Harold Marcus Edwards b. 1883, d. 23 Apr 1965
Mother*Alice Mary Shorter b. Sep 1887, d. 18 Apr 1946
Birth*1929 VIC, Australia.1 
Death*3 Nov 1929 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D13189 (Age 1.)2 

Grave

  • Plot 4-073-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia3

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Nov 1930, EDWARDS.-In loving memory of our darling baby, Alison Maude Mary, who passed away at Upper Beaconsfield on November 3, 1929. -In God's care. (Inserted by her loving father and mother, Allen and Ann.)4
  • 3 Nov 1932, EDWARDS-In loving memory of our darling baby Alison Maude Mary, who passed away on 3rd November, 1929 - Safe in the arms of Jesus. (Inserted by father, mother, Ann and Allen, Upper Beaconsfield.)5

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D13189 age 1."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-073-A     Edwards     Harold Marcus     M     82     18/04/1965     1514
    4-073-B     Edwards     W.H.               0     4/11/1929     817
    4-073-B     Edwards               F     58     20/04/1946     1177.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Nov 1930 p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Nov 1932, p1.
Last Edited30 Aug 2016

William Alfred J Hearn

M, #624, b. 1890, d. 28 Feb 1970
Birth*1890 Marrickville, NSW, Australia, #B21376 [par William R HEARN & Emily B].1 
Marriage*12 Jul 1924Spouse: Beatrice Dorris Ladd. Augustine Church, Auburn, VIC, Australia, #M8421.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*16 Aug 1924HEARN—LADD.—On the 12th July, at Augustine Church, Auburn, by the Rev James Wilson, William, the only son of Mrs and the late Mr W R. Hearn, of Narre Warren, to Dorris, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs C H Ladd, of Beaconsfield Upper.2 
Death*28 Feb 1970 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D5035 (Age 79) [par William HEARN & Emily WYMER].4 
Probate (Will)* William Alfred J Hearn. Poultry Farmer. Mt Eliza. 28 Feb 1970. 718/256.5 

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Aug 1924 p17.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 1034; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 177.
Last Edited26 Jul 2017

George Charles Robert Shanks

M, #625, b. 1894, d. 3 May 1917
George Charles Robert SHANKS
(1894-1917)
Father*John Thomas Shanks b. 15 Jan 1866, d. 29 Aug 1954
Mother*Mary Henrietta Spivey b. 1867, d. Feb 1960

World War I

George Charles Robert Shanks enlisted on 27 Dec 1915 when he was 21 years old and working on his parents' orchard at Dewhurst. SERN 5091. He was with the 22nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement and embarked on from Melbourne on 3 Jul 1916 on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire. He was killed at Bullecourt on 3 May 1917, and has no known grave.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
He is also commemorated at the Emerald RSL.1,2
Birth*1894 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #B28976.3 
Note*1917 Reginald Corder Reginald wrote a letter to his aunt in Upper Beaconsfield re the missing George Shanks, asking her to give his sympathies to George's mother.
"France, 21st June 1917.
Since I have been back I have been trying to find out what I could about George Shanks. As I suppose you know he has been reported "Missing", and I am afraid there is very little hope, though it is just faintly possible that he has been made prisoner.
As you know he was in my platoon, and he was one of the best men we had. He was singled out for early promotion, and had he got through this stunt would certainly have been now carrying stripes. George's Section Commander was wounded just as the attack commenced, and George took charge of the Machine-Gun, as was of course, his duty, and he was last seen leading his section through the heavy fire towards the enemy lines.
If he is dead, he died doing his job, which I suppose is the best that can be said of any man.
Our platoon altogether was knocked about pretty severely, but I feel the loss of George Shanks more than any of the others.
I would like you, if you would, to let Mrs Shanks know what a very high opinion we all had of her son, and what a splendid soldier he was, and convey to her my personal sympathy with her in her loss."4 
Death*3 May 1917 Bullecourt, France, Reported missing 3 May 1917 - Reported Killed in Action 26 Nov 1917. 
Death-Notice6 Feb 1918SHANKS.-Officially reported killed in action, May 3, 1917, at Bullecourt (previously reported missing), Gunner George Shanks, 22nd Battalion, A Company, dearly loved youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Shanks, Beaconsfield, and loving brother of Sam and Frances, aged 23.
Missing, oh, missing always,
One that home so ill could spare;
But when the roll is called up yonder
He will not be missing there.
Lead, kindly light. Our dear George.
And God shall wipe away all tears.5 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Private George Charles Robert Shanks
Australian Infantry, 22nd Battalion. He was the son of John T. and Mary H. Shanks, he worked at the family’s orchard in Dewhurst, and embarked on HMAT Ayrshire A33, on 3/7/1916, from Melbourne. He died 3/5/1917 at Bullecourt, France, aged 22.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 May 1918, SHANKS.—A tribute of respect to the memory of our dear friend, Gunner George Shanks, 13th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion, 6th Brigade, who was killed in action 3rd May, 1917.
    "He has sailed on his last commission
    In a beautiful ship called Rest, And his head is safely pillowed
    On his great Commander's breast."
    —(Inserted by his sincere friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ladd and family, Upper Beaconsfield; also Harry, on active Service.)7
  • 3 May 1918, IN MEMORIAM. On Active Service. SHANKS.—In loving, memory of my dear cousin, George Shanks, Upper Beaconsfield, who was Killed in action May, 3, 1917, somewhere in France.
    Not now, but in the coming years,
    It may be in the better land.
    We'll read the meaning of our tears,
    And then, ah! then, we'll understand.
    —(Inserted by his loving auntie and cousin Dorothy.)7
  • 3 May 1920, SHANKS.-In loving memory of our dear son, Gunner George C. R. Shanks, 22nd Batt., No. 5091, killed in action on 3rd May, 1917, of Upper Beaconsfield.
    "Gone is the face I loved so well.
    Silent the voice I loved to hear,
    A painful shock, a blow severe,
    To part with one I loved so dear.
    No one knows how much I miss him.
    Friends may think the wound is healed,
    But they little know the sorrow
    Deep within my heart concealed."
    Our dear George.
    "Gone, but not forgotten."
    -(inserted by his loving mother, father, brother (Sam), and sister (Frances.)8

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=271181
  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 "#B28976."
  4. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Feb 1918, p1.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 161-2005 p17."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 May 1918, p1.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 May 1920 p1.
Last Edited18 Dec 2015

John Thomas Shanks

M, #626, b. 15 Jan 1866, d. 29 Aug 1954
John Thomas SHANKS
(1866-1954)
Father*John Shanks b. 10 Nov 1838, d. Sep 1891
Mother*Ann Rennoldson b. 1837, d. 8 Nov 1884
Birth*15 Jan 1866 Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, Mar Q [Newcastle T] 10b 101
baptism All Saints 19 Feb 1866.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel5 Nov 1885 Sailing with John Shanks, Sarah Ann Shanks, Margaret Hannah Shanks, Elizabeth Ellen Smith Shanks to Rockhampton or Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Ship On Bulimba. Together with father John, sisters Sarah, Margaret, Elizabeth
Age 19.3 
Marriage*1888Spouse: Mary Henrietta Spivey. VIC, Australia, #M8572.4
 
(Landholder) Land-Notea 1897 John Thomas Shanks Samuel William Leeming Shanks engaged for his land dealings in Upper Beaconsfield Land was subdivided into GEM-E-17A & GEM-E-17B (48a 1r 23p.) 
Land-UBeac*20 May 1907John Thomas Shanks selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-17A. 43a 2r 8p - purchased freehold 20 May 1907. In 1899/1900 John Thomas Shanks applied for a lease of an agricultural allotment under the land act of 1890 - Allotment 17A Section E Parish of Gembrook.5,6 
Land-Note*18 Oct 1907 GEM-E-17A: Mortgagee: J T Shanks took out a mortgage from James Bett - discharged 10 Jun 1913. Mortgagor was John Thomas Shanks.7 
Land-UBeac2 Apr 1908 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts, John Tyler, John George Lewis. J T Shanks donated some of the land for a non-denominational church - called the Mission Hall. Four local men were registered as owners (incl Shanks.)8 
Land-Note14 Sep 1920 GEM-E-17A: Mortgagee: J T Shanks took out a mortgage from Frederick John Thompson - discharged 17 Oct 1923. Mortgagor was John Thomas Shanks.7 
Land-Note30 Mar 1927 GEM-E-17A: Mortgagee: J T Shanks took out a mortgage from The commisioners of the State Savings Bank of Victoria - discharged 8 May 1929. Mortgagor was John Thomas Shanks.7 
Land-UBeac*9 Nov 1928 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks John George Lewis to Country Roads Board. By 9 November J T Shanks and J G Lewis were the surviving proprietors of the land used for the Mission Hall.9 
Land-UBeac8 May 1929 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Country Roads Board. Transferred 8a 2r 2o to the Country Roads Board (required for building Beaconsfield-Emerald Road.)10 
Land-UBeac*10 May 1938 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Frances Evelyn Bishop. 34a 2r 11p.11 
Land-UBeac*12 Aug 1953 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks John George Lewis to Charles Leslie Constable Clifford Roydon Shugg. Land used for the Mission Hall.12 
Death*29 Aug 1954 Beaconsfield Road, Dewhurst, VIC, Australia, #D20473 age 88 [par John SHANKS & Annie REYNOLDSON].13 
Death-Notice*30 Aug 1954SHANKS.—On August 29 at his home, Beaconsfield road, Dewhurst, John Thomas, beloved husband of Mary, and loving father of John (deceased), Samuel, George (K.I.A. 1st A.I.F.), and Frances (Mrs. Bishop), aged 88 years. - In God's care.
SHANKS.—The Friends of the late Mr JOHN THOMAS SHANKS ate notified that his funeral will leave his home Beaconsfield road Dewhurst, TOMORROW (Tuesday) after a service to commence at 10.50 a.m., for the Berwick Cemetery.
GARNAR &, SON PTY LTD Dandenong Phone 308.14 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 187137 Napier Street, Newcastle, Northumberland, England(Head of Household) John Shanks;
Age 5 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Ann Shanks, Sarah Ann Shanks, Margaret Hannah Shanks15
3 Apr 188119 South View West, Newcastle, Northumberland, England(Head of Household) John Shanks;
Age 15
Member(s) of Household: Ann Shanks, Margaret Hannah Shanks, Elizabeth Ellen Smith Shanks16
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Mary Henrietta Shanks.17,18,19,20
bt 1912 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Henrietta Shanks.21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37

Grave

  • Plot 2-139-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia38

Family

Mary Henrietta Spivey b. 1867, d. Feb 1960
Children 1.John Reynoldson Shanks b. Dec 1889, d. Dec 1889
 2.Samuel William Leeming Shanks+ b. 1891, d. 14 Sep 1960
 3.George Charles Robert Shanks b. 1894, d. 3 May 1917
 4.Frances Evelyn Shanks+ b. 9 Mar 1912, d. 6 Aug 2012

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Sep 1904, The residents of North Beaconsfield opened their newly erected Mission Hall on Sunday. There was a good congregation present. The service was conducted by the Rev. James Wilson and Mr. Hewison. Mr Wilson preached the sermon, taking for his text—Levit 19 part of the 30th verse—"Reverence my sanctuary;" he gave a most eloquent address and impressed upon his congregation, especially the younger portion, the necessity of due reverence to God's sanctuary, and particuiarly the building they were opening for divine worship that day. Mr Hewison gave a short address after Mr. Wilson's sermon. The building, which has been erected by the residents on a piece of land donated by Mr. Shanks, is practically free from debt; the committee worked matters in such a way that when the building was ready for opening everything had been paid for. It still requires some little internal fitting, and the committee are hopeful of being able to have it completely finished in a few months at most.39
  • 25 Feb 1908, BEACONSFIELD UPPER- About two years ago half an acre of land was given by Mr J T Shanks as a site for a mission hall at North Beaconsfield. On Thursday evening the deeds of the land (on which a building now stands) were signed by the trustees.40
  • 18 Nov 1920, From J. T. Shanks. giving notice in regard to factory at Gembrook West.—Received.41
  • 12 May 1925, An offer of an acre of ground as a site for a State school in North Beaconsfield was made by Dr. Harold Smith and Mr T. Shanks. Dr Smith's block was accepted as the most central.42
  • 11 Dec 1926, [For Sale] SAWMILL, any reasonable offer. J T Shanks, Upper Beaconsfield.43
  • 8 Sep 1954, SORRY INDEED to report the passing, at his home, Beaconsfield Rd., Dewhurst, on August 29th, of Mr. John Thomas Shanks at the grand age of 88. Our sympathy and that of district friends goes out to his widow and family.44

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S187] Familysearch ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR2M-LHJ : accessed 30 March 2015), John Thomas Shanks, 19 Feb 1866; citing , reference item 1 p 102; FHL microfilm 1,068,965."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Queensland State Archives; Registers of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals; Series: Series ID 13086; Roll: M1701.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M8572."
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3295     - 5769/42.44. JOHN THOMAS SHANKS. GEMBROOK 17A E. 43--2--8. 1884 - 1907.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks of Upper Beaconsfield Labourer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts Gentleman, John Thomas Shanks Farmer, John Tyler Orchardist and John George Lewis Orchardist - C/T 3263-560.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3263-560 - Charles Richard Ricketts, John Thomas Shanks, John Tyler and John George Lewis to Country Roads Board - C/T 5474-621.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Country Roads Board - C/T 5539-664.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Frances Evelyn Bishop of Dewhurst via Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 6255-865.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3263-560 - John Thomas Shanks, and John George Lewis to Charles Leslie Constable of Pakenham East Agent, Albert Joseph Whiteley Farmer, and Clifford Royden Shugg Public Servant both of Pakenham - C/T 7947-089.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20473 age 88 [par John SHANKS & Annie REYNOLDSON] [reg Dewhurst]."
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Aug 1954 p13.
  15. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 5097; Folio: 6; Page: 5; GSU roll: 847389."
  16. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 5070; Folio: 123; Page: 18; GSU roll: 1342224."
  17. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  18. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  19. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  20. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  21. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  22. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  23. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  24. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  25. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  26. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  27. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  28. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  29. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  30. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  31. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  32. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  33. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  34. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  35. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  36. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  37. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  38. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    2-139-A     Shanks     John Thomas     M     88     31/08/1954     1341
    2-139-A     Shanks               F          25/10/1956     1383 (not sure who this is)
    2-139-A     Shanks     Mary Henriette     F     92     5/02/1960     1421.
  39. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 7 Sep 1904, p2.
  40. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Feb 1908, p9.
  41. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 18 Nov 1920, p5.
  42. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 May 1925 p7.
  43. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Dec 1926, p28.
  44. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 8 Sep 1954, p14."
Last Edited31 Mar 2017

Mary Henrietta Spivey

F, #627, b. 1867, d. Feb 1960
Father*Samuel Spivey b. 1821, d. 23 Aug 1910
Mother*Elizabeth Leeman b. 24 Nov 1825, d. 22 Dec 1908
Married NameShanks. 
Birth*1867 Pitfield, VIC, Australia, #B10281.1 
Marriage*1888Spouse: John Thomas Shanks. VIC, Australia, #M8572.2
 
Land-UBeac*Oct 1895 GEM-E-7. Transfer from Peter Pither to Mary Henrietta Shanks. Of Hallam Road.3 
Land-Note*Jan 1897 GEM-E-7: Mary Henrietta Shanks stated that she had been mislead by an agent, as she found that she owed £26. By Jul 1897 she owed £31 in rent. The Lands Department sent her a letter asking to show cause before the Land Board on 27 Jul 1897. She got a six month extension to make arrangements. Two months later she wrote to the board that she was now living at 256 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne, and that all correspondence should be sent to her new address.3 
Land-NoteJan 1898 GEM-E-7: sold the lease to Thomas Coff, farmer of Mildura.3 
Land-UBeac*Jan 1898 GEM-E-7.8. Transfer from Mary Henrietta Shanks to Thomas Coff.3 
Widow29 Aug 1954Mary Henrietta Spivey became a widow upon the death of her husband John Thomas Shanks.4 
Death*Feb 1960 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D20447 age 92 [par Samuel SPIVEY & Elizabeth LEEMING].5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Thomas Shanks.6,7,8,9
bt 1912 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Thomas Shanks.10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26

Grave

  • Plot 2-139-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia27

Family

John Thomas Shanks b. 15 Jan 1866, d. 29 Aug 1954
Children 1.John Reynoldson Shanks b. Dec 1889, d. Dec 1889
 2.Samuel William Leeming Shanks+ b. 1891, d. 14 Sep 1960
 3.George Charles Robert Shanks b. 1894, d. 3 May 1917
 4.Frances Evelyn Shanks+ b. 9 Mar 1912, d. 6 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10281."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M8572."
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 11580/19.20 (VPRS 626 Unit 1724 File 11580) - viewed by Charles Wilson.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20473 age 88 [par John SHANKS & Annie REYNOLDSON] [reg Dewhurst]."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20447 age 92 [par Samuel SPIVEY & Elizabeth LEEMING]."
  6. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  7. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  13. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  14. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  15. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  16. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  17. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  18. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  19. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  20. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  21. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  22. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  23. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  24. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  25. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  26. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  27. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    2-139-A     Shanks     John Thomas     M     88     31/08/1954     1341
    2-139-A     Shanks               F          25/10/1956     1383 (not sure who this is)
    2-139-A     Shanks     Mary Henriette     F     92     5/02/1960     1421.
Last Edited24 Sep 2016

John Reynoldson Shanks

M, #628, b. Dec 1889, d. Dec 1889
Father*John Thomas Shanks b. 15 Jan 1866, d. 29 Aug 1954
Mother*Mary Henrietta Spivey b. 1867, d. Feb 1960
Birth*Dec 1889 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B27897 (as John Ranaldson.)1 
Death*Dec 1889 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D14839 (age 16D) (as John Ronaldson)
Buried St Kilda 19 Dec 1889.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
Last Edited31 Mar 2015

Samuel William Leeming Shanks

M, #629, b. 1891, d. 14 Sep 1960
Samuel William Leeming SHANKS
(1891-1960)
Father*John Thomas Shanks b. 15 Jan 1866, d. 29 Aug 1954
Mother*Mary Henrietta Spivey b. 1867, d. Feb 1960
Note* Had sawmill on Bimbimbi. 
Birth*1891 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #B12105.1 
(Landholder) Land-Notea 1897 John Thomas Shanks Samuel William Leeming Shanks engaged for his land dealings in Upper Beaconsfield Land was subdivided into GEM-E-17A & GEM-E-17B (48a 1r 23p.) 
Marriage*1917Spouse: Lily Elizabeth Every. Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M1231.2
 
Land-UBeac*b 1 Mar 1918Samuel William Leeming Shanks selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-17B. 48a 1r 23p. Crown grant 1 Mar 1918.3,4 
Land-Note*18 Jul 1918 GEM-E-17B: Mortgagee: Mortgagee: Annette Ellen Bastow - 18 Jul 1918 - discharged 22 Mar 1926
Mortgagee: Lucie Annie Brackelmann 13 Mar 1923 - discharged 22 Mar 1926
Mortgagee: Marie Ellen Johnston 20 Sep 1927 - discharged 21 Oct 1936. Mortgagor was Samuel William Leeming Shanks.5 
Land-Note*22 Mar 1926 GEM-E-17B: Mortgagee: The State Savings Bank of Victoria. Not discharged (discharged only CRB part 25 Oct 1929) - forces auction on 4 Jun 1941. Mortgagor was Samuel William Leeming Shanks.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Oct 1929 GEM-E-17B (part). Transfer from Samuel William Leeming Shanks to Country Roads Board. 3a 2r 28p for road.6 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1947 GEM-E-17B (part). Transfer from Samuel William Leeming Shanks to John James Norman Pratt. 44a 2r 35p.7 
Death*14 Sep 1960 Moonee Ponds, VIC, Australia, #D12077 (Age 69)
buried at Fawkner.8,9 
Death-Notice*16 Sep 1960SHANKS, Samuel.—Beloved father of John, Ron and Geoff, who passed away at his home on September 14.
SHANKS, Samuel.—Beloved brother of Frances, who passed away at his home on September 14.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1916Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.11,12,13
bt 1917 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Lily Elizabeth Shanks.14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Oct 1910, Road Race. On Saturday last the Dandenong Bicycle Club held a 10-mile teams race. The winning team, two Beaconsfield men, (Shanks and Ladd) off the 4 min. mark did the distance in 28½ mins., with W. Gamble and H. Kirkham, 1 min. mark, time 27¼ mins, 2nd and D. Kirkham and Colvin, scr., time 26½, third. Hoskins and Wilson lost the prize for third place through the latter failing to cross the line.28
  • 18 Sep 1913, From Samuel Shanks, Upper Beaconsfield, asking that a culvert that was discharging water into his orchard be attended to and the water carried on.-Clerk of works to inspect with power to set.29
  • 14 May 1914, From Samuel Shanks, Upper Beaconsfield, complaining of water overflowing into his property, and asking for relief. On motion of Crs Barr and Sharp, Shanks to be permitted to make a drain along road to creek.30
  • 23 Nov 1916, PAKENHAM EXEMPTION COURT.
    S Shanks, Upper Beaconsfield, exempted31
  • 28 May 1941, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 4. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION at Emerald 44 Acres 2 Roods 36 Perches Three Miles South From Emerald, By Order of the Mortgagees.
    Phillips and Nicholson of 59 Swanston street, Melbourne (auctioneer, R. R. Nicholson), have received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION at the property, Beaconsfield road, Emerald, on Wednesday, June 4, at 3.30 p.m.
    The surface and down to a depth of 50ft below the surface of all that piece of land containing 44 acres 2 roods and 35 perches more or less, being part of allotment 17B, of section E, in the parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington, and being the whole of the land more particularly described in Crown Grant, volume 4131, folio 824161, and now subject to Instrument of Mortgage, registered number 536149.
    This property consists of undulating land—grey sandy loam, clay subsoil—best suited for orchard or poultry fanning. Good metal road through property. Water supply spring and creek water. Land subdivided into 5 paddocks. Fencing, post and wire and netting. Buildings, 5-roomed W.B. house, large fruit-packing and general shed; fowl pens, all in good condition.
    TITLE, Crown Grant, for particulars of which apply to Mr. H. Stuart Hutchison, solicitor, 139 Elizabeth street, Melbourne.
    TERMS.—Cash, or £75 deposit, balance or Credit Foncier terms for 31½ years at 6 per cent. per annum (including interest at 4½ per cent. per annum).32

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B12105."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M1231."
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 5769/42.44 (VPRS 5357 Unit 3295) - GEM-E-17A ; 0542/47.49 - GEM-E-17B ; 12209/19 - GEM-E-17.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4121-161 - Samuel Shanks of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4121-161.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4121-161 - transfer as to part to Country Roads Board - C/T 5605-951.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6979-770 - John James Norman Pratt of 8 Wanda Road Caulfield Farmer.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "R/C*U***17474."
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 16 Sep 1960, p29.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  15. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  18. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  19. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  20. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  21. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  22. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  23. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  24. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  25. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  26. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  27. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  28. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 Oct 1910, p2.
  29. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 18 Sep 1913, p3.
  30. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 14 May 1914, p3.
  31. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "23 Nov 1916, p2."
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 28 May 1941, p8.
Last Edited28 Jan 2017

Frances Evelyn Shanks

F, #630, b. 9 Mar 1912, d. 6 Aug 2012

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Frances Evelyn Shanks selected the name Dewhurst for the new village.
Father*John Thomas Shanks b. 15 Jan 1866, d. 29 Aug 1954
Mother*Mary Henrietta Spivey b. 1867, d. Feb 1960
Married NameBishop. 
Birth*9 Mar 1912 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B14740.1 
Marriage*30 Nov 1929Spouse: Robert Graham Bishop. Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M12225.2,3
 
Land-UBeac*10 May 1938 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Frances Evelyn Bishop. 34a 2r 11p.4 
Land-Note*30 Oct 1963 GEM-E-17A l/p 61090: subdivided into six lots.5 
Land-UBeac*10 Jan 1969 GEM-E-17A l/p 61090. Transfer from Frances Evelyn Bishop to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. All lots transferred to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works between Oct 1968 and Mar 1970.6 
Widow5 Aug 1992Frances Evelyn Shanks became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Graham Bishop.7 
Death*6 Aug 2012 St John of God Hospital, Berwick?, VIC, Australia.8 
Death-Notice*8 Aug 2012BISHOP (Shanks). - Frances Evelyn 09.03.1912 - 06.08.2012 Passed peacefully on Aug. 6, 2012 at St John of God Hospital, aged 100 years and 5 months. Loving mother to Mary and Arthur, Dorothy and Alex, Marg and Phil (dec.) and George and Joy. Loved Nanna of Ronald, Kenneth, Kaylene, Trevor, Graeme, Jennifer, Leanne, Kathleen, Sharlene, Ross, John and Warwick. Loved Great Nanna of 29 and Great Great Nan of 15.
BISHOP (Shanks). - A Memorial Service in Thanksgiving for the life of Mrs Frances Evelyn Bishop will be held at Beaconsfield Baptist Church, 7 Desmond Crt, Beaconsfield, on MONDAY (Aug. 13, 2012) at 2.00 p.m. Privately buried No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Guide Dogs Victoria. Envelopes will be available at the Church.9 
Death-Notice9 Aug 2012BISHOP. - Frances Evelyn. Loved wife of Robert (dec.) Loved Mum of George and Joy. Nan to John and Amanda, Warwick and Danielle. Loved Great Nan to Emily, Imogen, Cameron, Hugh and Georgia. In God's Care Loved wife of the late Robert. Much loved Mum of Margaret and Phillip (dec.) Nan to Sharlene and Stephen and Ross. Nana Bish to Tayla, Montana, Hudson and Georgia. Till We Meet Again
BISHOP. - Frances Evelyn. 09.03.1912 - 06.08.2012 Wonderful mother to Dorothy and Alex, adored Nan of Graeme and Jill, Jennifer and John, Leanne and Nemo (dec.), Kathleen and Michael. Much loved Great Nanna of 10, and Great Great Nanna of 3. Now with her Lord.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1934 - 1949Hill View, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Graham Bishop.11,12,13,14,15

Grave

  • Grave 7-061, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Mar 2012, Town icon is 100 - DEWHURST'S leading lady will celebrate her 100th birthday this Friday.
    Frances Bishop, who resides at the View Hills Manor in Endeavour Hills, is celebrating her special day with a party at the retirement village.
    Her son-in-law Alex Burgess says Frances is a particularly well-known woman for her part in naming the town of Dewhurst between Beaconsfield Upper and Emerald.
    “Frances was involved in the original selection of the name,” Alex said.
    “At the progress meeting they gave her the casting vote,” he said.
    In 1923, the town was still known as North Beaconsfield. Suggestions for the new name included Keepas, Aerial and Dewhurst.
    Residents formed a progress association to help shape the identity of the town and to decide on a name that didn't sound like a Beaconsfield appendage.
    Residents had cast an equal number of votes for the town to be named Keepas or Dewhurst.
    The chairman of the meeting, Mr Wayne, asked 12-year-old Frances to make the choice. “She chose Dewhurst,” Alex said.
    Frances married her neighbour Alex Bishop some years later and they moved to Berwick.
    Most of the original district is covered by the Cardinia Dam, but Dewhurst's leading lady is still an impressive homeage to the town.17

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B14740."
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, w1490.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Frances Evelyn Bishop of Dewhurst via Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 6255-865.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6255-865.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6255-865 - subdivision C/t 8448-354 to 8448-359
    Lot 1 10 Jan 1969; Lot 2 4 Mar 1970; Lot 3 3 Jun 1969; Lot 4 10 Jan 1969; Lot 5 22 Oct 1968; Lot 6 10 Jan 1969.
  7. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,.
  8. [S77] Newspaper - Beaconsfield Banner "August/September 2012 edition, p38."
  9. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "8 August 2012, viewed online."
  10. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "9 Aug 2012 - viewed online 10 Nov 2013
    http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/obituaries/heraldsun-au/."
  11. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  12. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  13. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  14. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  15. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  16. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    7-061 Bishop Robert Graham M 85 7/08/1992 2274.
  17. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "7 Mar 2012, By Danielle Galvin - viewed online 7 Mar 2012
    Photo Caption: Frances with her daughter Dorothy Burgess, grandson Graeme Bishop holding great-great granddaughter Emily, great-grandson Ryan with Lachlan and baby Hannah."
Last Edited3 Jul 2017