Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland

M, #6463, b. 5 Mar 1831, d. 6 Apr 1913
Father*Johann August Weiland b. 9 Jun 1799, d. 15 Nov 1860
Mother*Johanna Sophia Diekmann
Birth*5 Mar 1831 Clausthal, Hannover, Germany.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1 Apr 1858 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Alice Walton.2
 
Marriage*1866Spouse: Mary Ann Jones. Taradale, VIC, Australia, #M2337.3
 
(Tenant) Land-Note1903 GEM-E-3D: In the Berwick Shire Rate Book William Henderson is listed as owner of this property from 1903-1912/13. The Hendersons' name is not listed on the certificate of title, however, a caveat was lodged on 23 Feb 1903 and lapsed on 4 Aug 1916. Also correspondence in the land file of the adjoining block suggests that the property was bought by Charlotte Henderson. Her parents, Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland Mary Ann Weiland, were living on this property as well.4,5,6 
Death*6 Apr 1913 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D5327 (Age 78) [par August WEILAND & Johanna DICKMANN].7 
Death-Notice*9 Apr 1913WEILAND. On the 6th April, 1913, at his residence "Norwood," Upper Beaconsfield, Frederick (Fritz), the dearly beloved husband of Mary Ann Weiland, and loving father of Mrs. Wm. Henderson (Upper Beaconsfield), Mrs. W. A. Warne, (Footscray), late of Yarraville and Taradale, aged 83 years.
A long and patient sufferer gone home.
WEILAND.-The Friends of the late Mr. FREDERICK (FRITZ) WEILAND are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Footscray Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to move from the residence of his son-in-law (Mr W. A. Warne), 137 Barkly-street, Footscray, THIS DAY (Wednesday, April 9, 1913), at 4 o'clock.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190312 James Street, Yarraville, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: contractor. With Mary Ann Weiland.9
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Mary Ann Weiland.10,11
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: builder. With Mary Ann Weiland.12,13

Grave

  • Church/E B, Footscray Cemetery, Footscray, VIC, Australia14

Family

Mary Ann Jones b. 6 Jun 1848, d. 8 Jul 1922
Child 1.Charlotte Johanna Augusta Weiland+ b. 1868, d. 1 Aug 1921

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1903-1912.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3570. 19375/47.49.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Caveat No 34765 lodged 23 February 1903, Caveat lapsed 4 August 1916. Probably lodged by Charlotte HENDERSON.
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "registered at Emerald."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Apr 1913, p1.
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  11. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  12. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  13. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  14. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Footscray Cemetery: http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/maribymong/…
    WELLAND Frederick 5-2-1831=6-4-1913 ; Mary A 73 8/07/1922 Church/E B
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Mary Ann Jones

F, #6464, b. 6 Jun 1848, d. 8 Jul 1922
Father*Joseph Jones
Mother*Elizabeth Egan
Married NameWeiland.1 
Birth*6 Jun 1848 Hobart, TAS, Australia.1,2 
Marriage*1866Spouse: Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland. Taradale, VIC, Australia, #M2337.1
 
(Tenant) Land-Note1903 GEM-E-3D: In the Berwick Shire Rate Book William Henderson is listed as owner of this property from 1903-1912/13. The Hendersons' name is not listed on the certificate of title, however, a caveat was lodged on 23 Feb 1903 and lapsed on 4 Aug 1916. Also correspondence in the land file of the adjoining block suggests that the property was bought by Charlotte Henderson. Her parents, Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland Mary Ann Weiland, were living on this property as well.3,4,5 
Widow6 Apr 1913She became a widow upon the death of her husband Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland.6 
Naturalisation*Oct 1914Mary Ann Weiland and Amelia Weiland were naturalized in Oct 1914; In October 1914 Mary Ann WEILAND and Amelia WEILAND applied for naturalisation, uncertain of the status of their deceased husbands (and by extention themselves and children).7 
Death*8 Jul 1922 Footscray, VIC, Australia, #D9217 (Age 73) [par Joseph JONES & Elizabeth EGAN].8 
Death-Notice*10 Jul 1922WEILAND.—On the 8th July, at private hospital, Footscray. Mary Ann relict of the late Frederick Weiland beloved mother of the late Lottie (Mrs Wm. Henderson) Ashfield, Sydney and Mrs Walter A Warne, Barkly Street, Footscray, aged 73 years (late of Yarraville and Taradale)
If I only could get relief; From a heart broken down; with sorrow and grief
WEILAND-The friends of the late Mrs MARY ANN WEILAND, late of Yarraville and Taradale, are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, the Footscray Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from the residence of her daughter, Mrs Walter A Warne, 289 Barkly-street, Footscray, To-morrow (Tuesday, July 11), at 11 o'clock a.m.9 
Probate (Will)*15 Sep 1922 Mary A Weiland. Widow. Footscray. 8 Aug 1922. 184/533.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190312 James Street, Yarraville, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland.11
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland.12,13
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland.14,15

Grave

  • Church/E B, Footscray Cemetery, Footscray, VIC, Australia16

Family

Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland b. 5 Mar 1831, d. 6 Apr 1913
Child 1.Charlotte Johanna Augusta Weiland+ b. 1868, d. 1 Aug 1921

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, birth date from naturalisation dossier.
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1903-1912.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3570. 19375/47.49.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Caveat No 34765 lodged 23 February 1903, Caveat lapsed 4 August 1916. Probably lodged by Charlotte HENDERSON.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "registered at Emerald."
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Preeo (Priaulx) Family Tree Owner: terrypreeo1
    http://dhistory.org/archives/naa/items/31520/
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "mother as GRAYHAM."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jul 1922, p1.
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1251.
  11. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  12. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  15. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  16. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Footscray Cemetery: http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/maribymong/…
    WELLAND Frederick 5-2-1831=6-4-1913 ; Mary A 73 8/07/1922 Church/E B
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Charlotte Johanna Augusta Weiland

F, #6465, b. 1868, d. 1 Aug 1921
Father*Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland b. 5 Mar 1831, d. 6 Apr 1913
Mother*Mary Ann Jones b. 6 Jun 1848, d. 8 Jul 1922
Married NameHenderson. 
Birth*1868 Taradale, VIC, Australia, #B5920 (as Johanna WYLAND.)1 
Marriage*26 Dec 1888Spouse: William Duncan Henderson. St Luke's, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, #M6753.2,3
 
Land-Note1903 GEM-E-3D: In the Berwick Shire Rate Book William Henderson is listed as owner of this property from 1903-1912/13. The Hendersons' name is not listed on the certificate of title, however, a caveat was lodged on 23 Feb 1903 and lapsed on 4 Aug 1916. Also correspondence in the land file of the adjoining block suggests that the property was bought by Charlotte Henderson. Her parents, Frederick 'Fritz' Weiland Mary Ann Weiland, were living on this property as well.4,5,6 
Death*1 Aug 1921 Ashfield, NSW, Australia, #D11215 [par Frederick & Mary A].7,8,9 
Death-Notice*3 Aug 1921HENDERSON.—On the 31st July, 1921, (suddenly), at her residence, No 15 Tinturn road, Ashfield, Sydney, Lottie, loving wife of William Henderson, and loving mother of Freda (late of Yarraville and Upper Beaconsfield). In the midst of life we are in death.
HENDERSON.—On the 31st July, at her residence, 15 Tinturn road, Ashfield, Sydney... the dearly loved eldest daughter of Mrs and the late Mr F Williand (late of Yarraville and Upper Beaconsfield). Loved by all. Will be sadly missed.
HENDERSON.—On the 31st July (suddenly), at her residence, No. 15 Tinturn road, Ashfield, Sydney, Lottie, the dearly loved and only treasured sister of Mrs Walter A. Warne, 289 Barkly street, Footscray, and loved aunt of Queenie. The happy hours we spent together, Will be pleasant to recall.
HENDERSON.—The Friends of Mr. WILLIAM HENDERSON, Tinturn road, Ashfield Sydney (late Upper Beaconsfield), are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his dearly beloved wife, Lottie to the place of interment, the Footscray General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from the residence of her sister Mrs Walter A Warne, 289 Barkly street, Footscray, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 3rd August) at 11 o'clock.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Duncan Henderson.11,12,13,14,15

Grave

  • Footscray Cemetery, Footscray, VIC, Australia16

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "as Charlotte Johanna Augusta WEILAND."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Preeo (Priaulx) Family Tree Owner: terrypreeo1
    Marriage 26 Dec 1888 - St Lukes, Yarraville, Victoria
    William Duncan's parents were George Henderson and Ann Duncan.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1903-1912.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3570. 19375/47.49.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Caveat No 34765 lodged 23 February 1903, Caveat lapsed 4 August 1916. Probably lodged by Charlotte HENDERSON.
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  8. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
    gravestone gives death date as 1 Aug 1921
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  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Aug 1921, p1
    gives death date as 31 Jul 1921.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Aug 1921, p1.
  11. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  12. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  13. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  14. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  15. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  16. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi,.
Last Edited25 Jul 2017

William Duncan Henderson

M, #6467, b. 1867
Birth*1867 Aberdeen, Scotland.1 
Marriage*26 Dec 1888Spouse: Charlotte Johanna Augusta Weiland. St Luke's, Yarraville, VIC, Australia, #M6753.2,3
 
Land-Note*2 Dec 1904 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: (Matthew Ladd). Mr Henderson of Norwood asks the Lands Department if the blocks in the name of M Ladd were available for selection. The department answers that the were still held by M Ladd.4 
Land-Note2 Feb 1905 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: (Matthew Ladd). Norwood, 2.2.05 Mr Keast. Dear Sir, In reference to this block of land which was held by M Ladd which is mentioned in the Lands Dept letter which I have made application for there must be a mistake by the Department as the late Mr M Ladd died about 4 years ago and his estate has been settled, so I am informed by one of the trustees and I understand that the late Mr M Ladd ... gave up this block of land about ten years previous.
I would deem it a favour if you could get this block made available for selection and if you will greatly oblige. Wm Henderson, Norwood, Upper Beaconsfield.
PS You will no doubt recollect this from our meeting at Mr Gibbs' sale.
-> Minister desires a report. Action in this matter has been delayed pending settlement of the road. This is now completed and the necessary enquiries will be made at once.4 
Land-Note6 Feb 1905 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: (Matthew Ladd). Feb 6th '05. State Parliament House, Melbourne. To the Hon. the Minister of Lands. Sir,- While at berwick one day last week, it was brought under my notice by Mr Henderson of Upper Beaconsfield that he applied to your Department for a piece of land that was held some years ago by Mr Ladd. I am enclosing to you the letter so that you may see for yourself. I shall be glad if you will go into the matter and give me an early reply. Yours truly, W Keast.4 
Land-Note9 May 1906 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: Report of Constable Keogh. Report required re improvemnets on Matthew Ladd's allots 48D and 140E Gembrook.
I have to report for your information, that I could not find any person named Ladd at Gembrook.
I have learned that there is a man of that name residing near Emerald and I have sent it to the Berwick Police to see if he is the man concerned.
P Keogh M.C. 3584
The report then contains a note that the block is 2 mile south of Emerald.
M.C. 3960 A B Steele reports on 24.5.1906 "Sir, I beg to state tht there are no improvements of any value on this land. The land apparently has been fenced at one time but there is very little left from the bush fires and which is rotten and of no value."
Another memo dated 31 May 1906 by Victoria Police states that Crown Lands files returned. Const Keogh's neglect has been dealt with by the infliction of a fine of £1.4 
Land-Note8 Jan 1907 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: Local Land Board. Melbourne. Mr Henderson. Notes of Evidence. Farmer. Upper Beaconsfield 4 years. Married 1 child under 18. 116ac freehold in wife's name Gembrook adjoining, used for residence and orchard purposes. Purchased 4 years ago. I have no land near selected. Require land for orchard and grazing means stock &c &c this land if granted will give a better outlet to our land and access to road. Will pay survey fees and valuation for improvements if any. No objection.4 
Land-Note20 Apr 1907 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: Report by ? Mr Peverill, Bush fires have swept over the block and burnt the fences in places. Portions are left standing that are of good use and I set the value as 30/-.4 
Land-Note26 Nov 1909 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: In a declaration William Henderson stated that his improvements as: post + 5 wires (new) 22 chains at 7/6; post + 5 wires (old) 40 chains at 2/6; post + 4 wires 11 chains at 3/-. There were no buildings on the property. Other improvements 30 chains channelling at 3/- a chain and scrub cutting and ringing. Total value £24 8.4 
Land-Note11 Aug 1910 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: Applied for a revaluation of land. At the land board at Melbourne on 10 Nov 1910, Henderson "states he believed the land to be second class at the ordinary value of 15/- per acre when he applied. The land is poor and hilly, only 25 acres can be cultivated and that will be extremely expensive having to be drained as it is swampy. The value of the land when improved will be less than the money spent on it. The land is of inferior quality and not worth more than 15/- per acre and considers it ought to be given at that price."
Land inspected, portion lowlying land - medium quality, heath and scrub growth. Considerable expense necessary to clear and utilise the the area. Recomended that value be reduced to 15/- per acre. Dated 12/12/10.4 
Land-Note27 Jan 1912 GEM--48D + 140F + 48F: By 27 Jan 1912 the improvements on the block of land were as follows: A bush hut had been partly constructed, measuring 12-10 ft made of bush slabs, value £1.
Fencing was now valued at £17.7.0. acres had been grubbed and cleared £12.10; scrubbing and partly clearing up £12; ringbarking £2; Draining channel £3. Henderson was residing on the adjoining block. Total value of improvements £48.7.4 
Land-Note*1 Aug 1913 GEM--48D.140F.48F: 55a 1r 29p - Lease for the term of 34 years with rent of four and a half pence per annum for every acre and fractional part of an acre.5 
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.4 
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.4 
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.4
Land-Note16 Oct 1915 To Dept of Lands. With reference to enclosed. Mr henderson has left this district and now resides at c/o W A Warne Barkley Street Footscray. G Hopkins P. M.4 
Land-Note24 Jan 1917 Writes letter sent from Works and Railways, Pomeroy House Barrack Street Sydney.4 
Land-UBeac*10 Jul 1924 GEM--48D.140F.48F. Transfer from William Duncan Henderson to John Gillies. 55a 1r 29p - Lease transferred.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: stonecutter. With Charlotte Johanna Augusta Henderson.7,8,9,10,11

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Preeo (Priaulx) Family Tree Owner: terrypreeo1
    on marriage certificate.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "as Charlotte Johanna Augusta WEILAND."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Preeo (Priaulx) Family Tree Owner: terrypreeo1
    Marriage 26 Dec 1888 - St Lukes, Yarraville, Victoria
    William Duncan's parents were George Henderson and Ann Duncan.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3570. 19375/47.49.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 952-237 - William Henderson of "Norwood" Upper Beaconsfield Farmer
    Postal Address c/- W A Warne Barkly Street Footscray.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 952-237 - John Gillies of "Dalgety Court" Dalgety Street St Kilda Gentleman.
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  9. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
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John Leppitt

M, #6479, b. Jun 1856, d. 14 Apr 1932

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Leppitt Road named after this family in area from c1905 to 1932.
Father*William Leppitt b. 1816
Mother*Elizabeth Susannah James b. 1827, d. Mar 1895
Probate (Will)* John Leppitt. Gardener. Pakenham. 14 Apr 1932. 248/347.1       
Birth*Jun 1856 Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, Wales, Jun Q [Crickhowell] 11 153 (as LIPPETT.)2 
Marriage*31 Aug 1874Spouse: Sarah Ann Angel. Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales, Sep Q [Pontypool] 11a 213.3,4,5
(Migrant) Migration/Travel25 Sep 1883 Sailing with Sarah Ann Leppitt George James Leppitt to Adelaide, SA, Australia. Ship Hesperus Plymouth.6,7
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelDec 1904 Sailing with Sarah Ann Leppitt Joseph Leppitt to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Orotava leaving Plymouth 19 Nov 1904
Age 50.8,9
Land-UBeac16 Feb 1905 PAK-202.203.204.205.206. Transfer from Thomas Clement Fisher to John Leppitt. 99a 0r 24p.10 
Land-UBeac16 Feb 1905 PAK-182.189.190.191.192. Transfer from Thomas Clement Fisher to John Leppitt. 98a 2r 0p.11 
Land-UBeac*30 Jun 1911 PAK-182.189.190.191.192. Transfer from John Leppitt to James Donaldson. 98a 2r 0p.12 
Death*14 Apr 1932 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D7088 (age 79) [par William LEPPITT & Eliza].13,14 
Death-Notice*16 Apr 1932LEPPITT-On the 14th April (suddenly), at his residence, Leppitt's road Pakenham, John, the dearly beloved husband of Sarah Leppitt, and devoted father of George, John (deceased) and Joe, loved one of Dina and Madge, and loving grandpa of Doris and Jack, aged 79 years. -In God's care.
LEPPITT- On the 14th April (suddenly), at his residence, Leppitt's road, Pakenham, Grandpa Leppitt, an esteemed friend of the Garnar family, —Ever to be remembered.
LEPPITT. -The friends of the late Mr JOHN LEPPITT, of Leppitt's road, Pakenham, are respectfully notified that his funeral will leave the residence of Mr W J Garnar, 10 Walker street, Dandenong, To-morrow (Sunday, April 17), at 2.30 o'clock for interment in the Dandenong Cemetery.13 
Land-Note*8 Jun 1932 John Leppitt died on 14th April 1932. Probate of his will has been granted to George Leppitt of 27 White Street Coburg, Joiner and Joseph Leppitt of 73 Brunswick Road West Brunswick Hydraulic Ganger.15 
Land-UBeac20 Aug 1934 PAK-202.203.204.205.206. Transfer from John Leppitt to George James Leppitt Joseph Leppitt. 99a 0r 24p.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Old Road, Llanelly, Breconshire, Wales(Head of Household) William Leppitt;
Age 4
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Susannah Leppitt, George James Leppitt, William Henry Leppitt, Charles Thomas Leppitt, Elizabeth Susanna Leppitt, Joseph Uriah Leppitt17
2 Apr 1871Llantarnam, Glamorganshire, Wales(Head of Household) William Leppitt;
Age 14 - Pudler
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Susannah Leppitt, William Henry Leppitt, Charles Thomas Leppitt, Joseph Uriah Leppitt, Sara Ann Winifred Leppitt, Daniel Edward Leppitt, James George Albert Leppitt18
191428 Curran Street, North Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Sarah Ann Leppitt.19
1914Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Sarah Ann Leppitt.19
bt 1918 - 1921Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Sarah Ann Leppitt.20,21,22

Grave

  • Dandenong Cemetery, Dandenong, VIC, Australia23

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Sep 1883, HESPERUS
    The undermentioned immigrants per Hesperus, sailed from Plymouth on the 13th July, 1883 and are expected to arrive at Port Adelaide about the 25th September.
    Persons here whose friends are on this vessel are requested to obtain house accommodation and make arrangements without delay to receive them on arrival. The immigrants, except those nominated by their friends, and the single women, can be engaged on arrival on board the ship, at Port Adelaide. The single women, who are not nominated will be hired at the Servant’s Home, Flinders Street, Adelaide on the day after their arrival at the home.
    Employers in the country districts can communicate with the Crown Lands and Immigration Office, Adelaide by letter, either before or after the arrival of the vessel, stating the kind of labor they require, &c., and upon their arranging for the conveyance and reception of the persons they want, their requests will, when possible, be complied with.
    Alfred Catt
    Commissioner of Crown Lands and immigration
    Crown Lands and Immigration Office, Adelaide, September 11, 1883      
    Married Couples coming to friends
    LIPPETT John with Sarah, James, Elizth. Ordinary laborer24
  • 26 Sep 1883, ARRIVAL OF THE HESPERUS WITH IMMIGRANTS.
    The selection of the Hesperus as a transport vessel for emigrants was a wise one, and it is seldom a more suitable ship has arrived here. She has splendid height between decks, and an excellent outfit of berths and bunks. The ventilation throughout has also proved as nearly perfect as possible. The after end of the vessel was devoted to the single females, of whom there were said to be 143 adults, but amongst them were several girls accompanying their parents, and some women coming out to husbands here. This department was under the matron, Miss Davidson, who, under the superintendence of Dr. Freeland, succeeded in keeping excellent order amongst her charges. The midship compartment was occupied by 84 families, all provided with fair and reasonable space, one feature being a gangway around the bunks between the fittings and ship's side. Cleanliness was apparent throughout, the doctor having positively set his face against anything but dry scrubbing. There were 117 single men in the fore end, and most excellent quarters they had, although it is much to be regretted that the old school system of hammocks in this compartment could not be retained to as a mode of economising space and promoting cleanliness. Of the general conduct of the people the master and Dr. Freeland spoke in most eulogistic terms, and the very best feeling prevailed throughout the voyage between officers and immigrants. Before the conclusion of the passage a very complimentary testimonial was presented to the Master, and when he left the vessel at the bell buoy there was an outburst of genuine British cheering.
    Throughout the passage the people enjoyed excellent health only one adult and five children died; but none from contagious or infectious diseases. Accordingly the vessel on arrival was admitted to immediate pratique, and very shortly afterwards Mr. Duffield, the immigration agent, proceeded on board to make his official muster. In a vessel with fewer people on board it is practicable to muster and land them the same day, but as the Hesperus has brought a very heavy complement, 603, it was decided to postpone the debarkation till the following day, and orders were given accordingly. The ship herself looked in excellent order, quite as well as on her first visit to the Port, save that the very fine saloon has been shorn of its fair proportions by taking away all the after portion for the accommodation of the single women.
    Captain Harry, who is still in command, reports leaving the South-West India Docks on Wednesday, July 5, having two tugs' services for a start away. At 4 p.m. the same day passed Gravesend, and at 3 a.m. next day discharged the river pilot, Mr. Gray, in the Downs. At 3. 50 the vessel was off the South Foreland, and having fine weather at 6 p.m. she discharged the tug Sussex; at 11, when abreast of St. Catherine's, she discharged the tug Middlesex, and set all sail to a light wind from south-west by west. At 10 p.m. the Hesperus received the Plymouth pilot on board when about ten miles east of the Start Point, and at 10 30 a.m. on July 7 anchored at Catwater. The wind was south-west, with attendant heavy sea, and on July 9 the ship's company was mustered and inspected by the medical officer, Dr. Eccles. Next morning was devoted to adjusting compasses, and for that purpose the vessel was towed to the swinging buoy. On the 11th the emigrants' luggage was put on board and the heavy part stowed away below, and in addition there was a boat inspection by the proper Board of Trade officer, who expressed himself favorably impressed with the celerity observed by the officers and men in getting the boats manned and launched. On Thursday, July 12, the people were embarked under the personal supervision of Sir Arthur Blyth, the Agent-General for the colony, and Captain Smith, R.N., the dispatching officer. On July 13, at 6 a.m. the anchor was weighed, and the tug at once made fast and took the ship out clear of Penlee Point, when all sail was made to a fine west-south-west wind. At sunset when between the Eddystone and Deadman Point the wind blew from north-west, and with a fresh breeze and squally weather the ship got clear of the Channel, but only to fall in with light variables for a week. On July 22 she had the north-east trade wind, but it proved changeable, both in force and direction, and the calm belt was reached on July 29, in latitude 11 north, longitude 28 west, when the weather became very hot and oppressive. After a few days the wind veered to the south-west, and so continued till crossing the equator on August 6, in longitude 28' 24'. The southerly trades were so far ahead that the vessel had to tack when off the Brazilian coast, a position in which the master was never before placed during his twenty years' experience. This stage of the voyage was marked by most unfavorable winds, and subsequently when the master shaped a course down south he resolved not to go beyond the forty- first parallel in running over the easting so as not to imperil the health of the people by the intense cold. There was very little fast sailing done until crossing the prime meridian on August 26, although there was such a continuation of fair weather that one of the ship's boats might have made the voyage. After that point the speed was got up to 288 knots per day, and on August 30 she did 301, and on September 7 made the crack day's work of the voyage by bowling off 353 knots. With the exception of the three days indi- cated the vessel never kept up to top speed for a continued period. The longitude of Cape Leuwin was passed on September 19, and then moderate airs took her to Cape Borda, which was sighted at 2 a.m. on the 24th, and passed at 7.30.
    The following is a list of the immigrants with their occupations:— Married Couples and their children who will be for hire on arrival—
    John Lippett, ordinary laborer, Sarah, James, and Elizabeth Lippett;7
  • 13 Dec 1893, Dandenong Shire Council. The following tenders were accepted: Fencing 23 chains Heatherton Road, Lippett, £56 7s.25
  • 16 May 1894, The engineer reported as follows: The whole of the contracts on hand are completed. The contracts for metalling Main Drain road are also completed. Allan, Cameron and Lippetts' portions of the road are standing the traffic fairly well, but I regret to say that Brennan's portion has not stood the traffic. This is to be attributed mainly to the fact that, for several days prior to its completion, a great quantity of rain fell and thoroughly saturated the metal and metal bed ; when rolled the road was very soft, and the heavy traffic passing over the road in this state cut clean through the metal from one end of Brennan's contract to the other. This portion of the roadway was subjected to twice the usual amount of traffic; in addition to the ordinary traffic a large quantity of wood was drawn over this road. Owing to the damage done I was compelled to get 70 yards of gravel to repair it; this road will require careful watching during the winter. In consequence of the wet weather Allan has been unable to complete his contract on Wells' road. He had a chain of metal out when the road became impassable for traffic; I would recommend that the caompletion of this contract stand over until next summer, or that the contract be cancelled and deposit refunded.—It was resolved that the matter remain in abeyance until next summer.26
  • 1 Aug 1894, TENDERS. The following tenders were accepted:-- Printing and advertising for 12 months, M. and F. Roulston; supply of 3500 pitchers, divided between Leggett (18s. 6d.) and Flanagan (19s. 0d.) per 100; laying pitchers; divided between Lippett and Cameron (1s. 1½d.) and E. Turner (1s. 2½d.) per yard.27
  • 15 Aug 1894, IMPROVEMENT OF THE DANDENONG CREEK.
    The straightening and widening of the Dandenong Creek, from the railway bridge to a point near Kirkham's corner, will soon be accomplished, ten ders having been let for nearly the whole length of the work. The Railway Department have agreed to contribute £250 towards the cost of this work, and when it is completed the danger to Dandenong from flood will be reduced to a minimum.
    The tenders were dealt with at a special meeting of the shire council on Tuesday, at which there were present Crs R. G. Keys (President), McQuade, Howard, W. G. Keys, Hemmings and Greaves. Prior to opening the tenders, Cr McQuade, said that complaints' had been made to him by contractors, that cross sections had not been given in sufficient instances to enable them to take out the proper quantities. Mr Elliot, who prepared the plans, replied that there was so much water in the creek at the time he made the survey that it was impossible to cross section the work right through. The creek was then 30ft wide and 6ft and 8ft deep in places. Even at the pre sent level it could not be done; in fact, if cross sections were required at every chain it could not be done for the next two months. Cr. Hemmings said if they waited for that the summer would be upon them. He thought the contractors could see the creek and judge for themselves. It would not do to delay the work. Cr McQuade remarked that he had no personal objection. He merely, mentioned the matter as stated to him.
    Tenders were then dealt with. The work is divided into 11 sections, No 1 commencing at Kirkham's corner, and the result is as follows:— 1st see, 8 chains, Joseph Lamb, £23 4s. 2nd sec, 8.chains, and 3rd sec, 6 chains, no tenders received ; fresh ten ders to be called. 4th sec, 8 chains, J. Lamb, £28. 5th sec, 8 chains, Lippett, £50 8s. 6th sec, 9 chains, Wm. Cameron, £32 17s. 7th sec, 8 chains, Lippett, £28 8s. 8th sec, 9 chains, Cameron, £19. 9th sec, 8 chains, Jesson, L42. 10th sec, 10 chains, Cameron, £45 15s. 11th sec, 11 chains, Lippett, £45 15s. The contracts for secs 7, 8, 9 and 10 will not be completed at present, as Mr W. Masters and Mrs Collins, two pro perty owners whose land abuts on the creek, have not yet signified their ap proval of the scheme. At the suggestion of Mr Howard, the contracts specified were let subject to the consent of the owners being obtained.28
  • 21 Apr 1897, Telegraphing last night, our Albany correspondent reports:—The steamer Marloo arrived from the Eastern colonies to-day: Passengers .... Lippett.29
  • 30 Jun 1897, Dandenong Shire Council. The following tenders were accepted: cutting drain on Frankston road (71 chains), J. Lippett, 7s 11d per chain.30
  • 14 Feb 1906, From J. Lippett, asking assistance to get road done at Mt. Pakenham, as he had already cleared 20 chains of road, -On motion of Grant and Martin, clerk of works to bring up estimate of cost at next meeting.31
  • 6 Mar 1907, From J. Leppitt, Dickie and Carley Davis, re hardship inflicted on them owing to the action of Messrs Hogan and Kelly re road water-rights and drainage works at Toomuc creek.-Cr Martin explained matters in connection with the dispute, and said he had seen Mr. Herald (council's solicitor) who found that the council had no power of action, and his advice was to leave it alone.- Cr T. Bourke said the commissioners were dealing with the matter, and had ordered Mr. Hogan to send 500 gallons a minute down the creek. -Cr Martin said that was so, and it would endanger the property of Leppitt, Dickie and Davis.--Cr D. Bourke thought the council should inspect for themselves what had been done, and see what would be the better way to overcome the difficulty. The clerk of works gave a digest of what had been done. He thought the council should not interfere at the present time. -The President said that was what the writers had asked.-Cr Martin thought it would be advisable to inform the commissoners that they should consult the council in the matter.-Cr Wilson said it would be well to let Mr. Hogan do that. --On motion of Crs Martin and Grant, a reply to be sent to the writers stating the council would take steps to protect the road from damage.32
  • 13 Jun 1912, From John Leppitt, Pakenham, asking to be allowed to remove nine trees from the road near his place.-On the motion of Crs. Henty and Martin the clerk of works to inspect and give the necessary permision if he thinks fit.33
  • 30 Aug 1918, Berwick Shire Council Correspondence: From Jno. P. Sandy, H. Pernbaum, James Donaldson and J. Leppit re the dangerous state of Dickey's road, and asking that portion of it be attended to.-The clerk of works said some of the worst parts were being attended to. --Crs Martin and Anderson both spoke of the bad state of this road and also referred to various bad spots on the Toomuc Valley road that required immediate attention, and it was agreed that the clerk of works attend to them.34
  • 22 Apr 1932, DEATH OF MR. JOHN LEPPETT
    Played Cricket With Famous Dr. W. G. Grace.
    A link with the past was severed last Thursday when Mr. John Leppett passed to the Great Beyond at his home at Pakenham, at the ripe age of 79 years. He had not been in the best of health for some time, although he was able to get about. On Thursday he visited Pakenham township to transact some business, and soon after retiring at night complained of a pain in his left side. Shortly afterwards he breathed his last. The deceased gentleman was very well known and highly esteemed in the Dandenong and Pakenham districts, with which he had been identified for very many years. He was born at Cambran, South Wales, and was a prominent athlete and cricketer in his youth. It was his proud claim that he played cricket with the famous Dr. W. G. Grace. About 60 years ago the spirit of adventure flowed strongly in his veins and, bidding "au revoir" to his homeland, left in the sailing ship Esperace for far-off and then little known Australia. He landed at Port Adelaide after the long voyage in the sailing ship, full of hope, for the future. He was engaged in the construction of the railway line from Adelaide to Melbourne. He was also employed on the construction of several other railroads that contributed largely to the development of Victoria. After the completion of the line to Bairnsdale Mr. Leppett went to Western Australia, where he spent four years constructing dams on the goldfields. He then returned to Dandenong, and during the Boer War visited England, spending about 12 months there. His next move was to the Gold Coast, Africa, where he was foreman of a goldmine for some time. He returned to England for a holiday, and about a year later came back to Dandenong. Shortly afterwards he was appointed foreman on the Barrenjack water scheme where he spent nearly eight years, when he returned to Dandenong. About 14 years ago he purchased a property at Old Pakenham, where he lived a retired life. Of his family of thirteen children only two remain, and he is survived by his wife, (Messrs. George and Joseph Leppett) to whom sincere sympathy is extended. The remains were interred in the Church of England portion of the Dandenong cemetery on Sunday (afternoon the funeral leaving the mortuary parlors of Mr.W. J. Garnar. The respect held for deceased was reflected in the large attendance at the graveside. The pall-bearers were: Messrs. A. Evans, B. Urquhart, G. Swann, O'Brien, F. Reidy, Hannan, Treloar, A. Crump, Mills and J. Jesson. The impressive burial service was conducted by the Rev. E. G. Veal, assisted by Rev. F. Morton, while Mr. Len Garnar supervised the funeral arrangements.35
  • 22 Apr 1932, Obituary.     
    With deep regret we record the death of Mr John Leppett, an old and highly respected resident of Pakenham, who passed away on Thursday of last week. He had not enjoyed the best of health lately but was in the township on the day of his death. At night he complained of feeling unwell, and shortly afterwards he passed away.
    Born in Wales, England, 79 years ago, Mr Leppett was a prominent all-round athlete as a youth and played cricket with the famous Dr W. G. Grace. Adventure always made an irresistible appeal to him, and as a young man he left his English home to try his fortune in far-off Australia. He soon found work on the Adelaide-Melbourne railway line, then in course of construction, and followed this up with railway construction work in other parts of the colony. After some years on the gold-fields of Western Australia, he served in the Boer War. Then came a period in which he held an important post as foreman of a gold-mine in South Africa. Coming back to Australia he engaged on Government water supply and irrigation works in New South Wales. About twenty years ago he settled in Pakenham, and there he continued to reside.
    He was exceedingly popular with all who knew him, and many friends will deeply regret his death. General sympathy is felt for the sorrowing widow.36

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