William Lang

M, #695, b. 1855, d. 15 Nov 1922
William LANG
(1855-1922)
Father*James Lang b. 1820, d. 13 Mar 1894
Mother*Catherine Shankland b. 1829, d. 4 May 1898
Birth*1855 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B6790.1,2 
Marriage*19 Aug 1880Spouse: Theresa Charlotte Schlipalius. VIC, Australia, #M3502.3,4
 
Occupation*1898 Farmer & Blacksmith, Upper Beaconsfield, but owned house in Prahran.5 
Death*15 Nov 1922 37 Newry Street, Windsor, VIC, Australia, #D14465 (Age 68.)6 
Death-Notice*16 Nov 1922LANG. -On the 15th November at 37 Newry street, Windsor, William, dearly beloved husband of Teresa Charlotte Lang loving father of William, Augustave, Teresa (Mrs Ruddock), James, Ernest, Edman, and Vera, aged 68 years.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Theresa Charlotte Lang. With William Lang.8
1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Theresa Charlotte Lang. With William Lang Theresa Lang.9

Grave

  • Presbyterian, Compartment D, Grave 216, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, LANG William - husband died 15 Nov 1922 Aged 68 years / LANG Ernest Albert, son of above died 23 Oct 1907 Aged 16 years / LANG, Theresa Charlotte wife of William died 16 July 1955, Aged 91 years10

Family

Theresa Charlotte Schlipalius b. 14 Nov 1863, d. 16 Jul 1955
Child 1.William Lang+ b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B6790."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, JBMcDonagh58 - states Birth 18 August 1854 • Macquarie Street Prahran Victoria Australia.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3502."
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, "The Ferguson's" owner: brucedesley.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 73/161. Administration of his mother's estate.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Nov 1922, p1.
  8. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 "as William LANG & Teresa LANG & William LANG."
  9. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905 "as William LANG & Teresa LANG & Lottie LANG & William LANG."
  10. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
Last Edited20 Feb 2018

Theresa Charlotte Schlipalius

F, #696, b. 14 Nov 1863, d. 16 Jul 1955
Theresa Charlotte LANG (nee SCHLIPALIUS)
(1863-1955)
Father*Charles Gustave Schlipalius b. 21 May 1824, d. 13 May 1897
Mother*Emma Margaret Mevers b. 1831, d. 25 Mar 1889
Married NameLang. 
Birth*14 Nov 1863 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B22532.1,2 
Marriage*19 Aug 1880Spouse: William Lang. VIC, Australia, #M3502.3,2
 
Land-Note*b 13 May 1897 Money lent to Teresa Lang (from her father) with interest to date of death £41.4 
Land-UBeac*24 Mar 1900 GEM-D-50 (part). Transfer from Charles Leopold Schlipalius to Theresa Charlotte Lang. Transfer as to part 60 acres or thereabouts.5 
Land-UBeac*31 Aug 1909 GEM-D-50 (part). Transfer from Theresa Charlotte Lang to Jessie Ann Schlipalius. Transfer as to part 40 acres.6 
Widow15 Nov 1922Theresa Charlotte Schlipalius became a widow upon the death of her husband William Lang.7 
Land-UBeac*19 Nov 1924 GEM-D-50 (part). Transfer from Theresa Charlotte Lang to Katie Cowper Crotty. 20 acres or thereabouts.8 
Death*16 Jul 1955 Dromana, VIC, Australia, #D20638 age 91.9 
Death-Notice*18 Jul 1955LANG. - On July 16, at Dromana, Theresa Charlotte, widow of the late William, loving mother of William, Theresa (Mrs. Rudduck), Gustave, James, Ernest (deceased), Edman, and Vera, in her 92nd year. -Peacefully sleeping.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Lang. With William Lang.11
1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Lang. With William Lang Theresa Lang.12

Grave

  • Presbyterian, Compartment D, Grave 216, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, LANG William - husband died 15 Nov 1922 Aged 68 years / LANG Ernest Albert, son of above died 23 Oct 1907 Aged 16 years / LANG, Theresa Charlotte wife of William died 16 July 1955, Aged 91 years13

Family

William Lang b. 1855, d. 15 Nov 1922
Child 1.William Lang+ b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B22532."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, "The Ferguson's" owner: brucedesley.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3502."
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Probate of Charles Gustave SCHLIPALIUS.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1923-488 - Charles Leopold Schlipalius to Teresa Lang of North Beaconsfield, Married Woman - C/T 2777-361.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2777-361 - Teresa Lang to Jessie Ann Schlipalius of North Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 3362-320.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2777-361 - Teresa Lang to Katie Cowper Crotty of The Vicarage South Melbourne Married Woman - C/T 4925-913.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20638 age 91."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Jul 1955, p12.
  11. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 "as William LANG & Teresa LANG & William LANG."
  12. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905 "as William LANG & Teresa LANG & Lottie LANG & William LANG."
  13. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
Last Edited20 Feb 2018

Charles Gustave Schlipalius

M, #697, b. 21 May 1824, d. 13 May 1897
Charles Gustave SCHLIPALIUS
(1824-1897)
Birth*21 May 1824 Dresden, Germany.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1845 To VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage*Spouse: Emma Margaret Mevers.3
 
(Witness) EducationMar 1889Charles Gustave Schlipalius witnessed the education of James Edmund Lang in Mar 1889; attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 9y 0m.4 
Widower25 Mar 1889Charles Gustave Schlipalius became a widower upon the death of his wife Emma Margaret Mevers.3,2,5 
Land-Note*18 Feb 1896 GEM-D-50: Mortgagee: Charles Gustave Schlipalius. At the time of his death on 13 May 1897, the mortgage including interest was £708.10.0. Mortgagor was Charles Leopold Schlipalius.6,7 
Land-Note*b 13 May 1897 Money lent to Teresa Lang (from her father) with interest to date of death £41.7 
Land-Note*b 13 May 1897 Money lent to James Lang with interest to date of death £422.7 
Land-Note*b 13 May 1897 Money lent to T W Deeley with interest to date of death £53.7 
Death*13 May 1897 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D6619 (age 73) [par unknown].8,2 
Death-Notice*14 May 1897SCHLIPALIUS.—On the 13th May, at his son-in-law's residence, 2 Macquarie-street, Prahran, Charles Gustave Schlipalius, late foreman Melbourne Botanical-gardens, aged 73 years. Dresden and Saxony papers please copy.9 
Probate (Will)*17 Jun 1897 64/466. Appears not to have held any land at Upper Beaconsfield at the time of his death.10 

Grave

  • IND 306/308, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Our father Charles Gustave SCHLIPALIUS 13.5.1897 73 / our mother Emma Margaret, wife of above 26.3.1889 56 / also Lettie, grand dtr of above 19.6.1920 43 / Father & mother Charles L SCHLIPALIUS 10.2.1927 78 / Jessie A SCHLIPALIUS 2.5.1931 7811

Family

Emma Margaret Mevers b. 1831, d. 25 Mar 1889
Children 1.Charles Leopold Schlipalius+ b. 1851, d. 10 Feb 1927
 2.Christian Adolph Schlipalius b. 1854, d. 1854
 3.Henri Leopold Schlipalius b. 1854, d. 1854
 4.Emma Margaret Schlipalius+ b. 1856, d. 19 Oct 1931
 5.Louis Schlipalius b. 1861, d. 1865
 6.Theresa Charlotte Schlipalius+ b. 14 Nov 1863, d. 16 Jul 1955

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Apr 1887, Return of appointments, &c. week ending 11th April 1887:—The following gentlemen have been appointed deputy registrars of Birth and Deaths, viz:—G. W. Schlipalius, at Beaconsfield North, vice Alice Alp resigned. See G.G., 7th April 1887, p956.12

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D6619 age 73 [par unknown]."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Greenham/Thomas/Robb/Brewer Family Tree - Owner: RosGreenham56.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D5342 age 57 [par unknown]."
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: guardian Charles Schlipalius, farmer, previous school Collingwood.
  5. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 544, item 1889/458 states that she died on 25 Mar 1889 and that she was 48 on admission in 1880.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1923-488 & C/T 1930-850 - Charles Leopold Schlipalius from Charles Gustave SCHLIPALIUS.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Probate of Charles Gustave SCHLIPALIUS.
  8. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 May 1897, p1.
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  11. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    Plots 0306 - 0308.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 14 Apr 1887, p115.
Last Edited19 Feb 2018

Emma Margaret Mevers

F, #698, b. 1831, d. 25 Mar 1889
Married NameSchlipalius. 
Birth*1831 Hamburg, Germany.1,2 
Marriage*Spouse: Charles Gustave Schlipalius.1
 
Illness16 Dec 1868 Admitted to Yarra Bend Asylum, Relative Charles Schlipalius (husband), Gardener, Botanical Gardens, Melbourne. (Excused 17/7/69). Transferred to Kew 30 May 1873. Age 37.3,4 
Illness16 Oct 1879 Transferred from Yarra Bend to Kew, transferred to Sunbury on 15 Apr 1880.5 
Illness*15 Apr 1880 Transferred from Metropolitan Asylum to Sunbury. At the Metro Asylum she was stated to be 48 years of age, in good bodily health; and suffering from delusional insanity.6 
Death*25 Mar 1889 Sunbury, VIC, Australia, #D5342 (Age 57) [par unknown].1,2,7 
Inquest28 Mar 1889Inquest held #1889/458 Brain Disease Lunatic.6 

Grave

  • IND 306/308, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Our father Charles Gustave SCHLIPALIUS 13.5.1897 73 / our mother Emma Margaret, wife of above 26.3.1889 56 / also Lettie, grand dtr of above 19.6.1920 43 / Father & mother Charles L SCHLIPALIUS 10.2.1927 78 / Jessie A SCHLIPALIUS 2.5.1931 788

Family

Charles Gustave Schlipalius b. 21 May 1824, d. 13 May 1897
Children 1.Charles Leopold Schlipalius+ b. 1851, d. 10 Feb 1927
 2.Christian Adolph Schlipalius b. 1854, d. 1854
 3.Henri Leopold Schlipalius b. 1854, d. 1854
 4.Emma Margaret Schlipalius+ b. 1856, d. 19 Oct 1931
 5.Louis Schlipalius b. 1861, d. 1865
 6.Theresa Charlotte Schlipalius+ b. 14 Nov 1863, d. 16 Jul 1955

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D5342 age 57 [par unknown]."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Greenham/Thomas/Robb/Brewer Family Tree - Owner: RosGreenham56.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7446/P1/1 Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum Person Index 1848-1912.
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7680/P1/3 Kew Register of Patients 1877-1884 p140 (Age 37 given in this record, but relates to her initial admission to Yarra Bend).
  5. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7680/P1/3 Kew Register of Patients 1877-1884 p140.
  6. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 544, item 1889/458.
  7. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 544, item 1889/458 states that she died on 25 Mar 1889 and that she was 48 on admission in 1880.
  8. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    Plots 0306 - 0308.
Last Edited12 Apr 2017

Emma Margaret Schlipalius

F, #699, b. 1856, d. 19 Oct 1931
Father*Charles Gustave Schlipalius b. 21 May 1824, d. 13 May 1897
Mother*Emma Margaret Mevers b. 1831, d. 25 Mar 1889
Probate (Will)* Emma M S Lang. aka Emma M Lang. Widow. Prahran. 19 Oct 1931. 284/680      
Emma Margaret Lang. Widow. Prahran. 19 Oct 1931. 685/482.1      
Married NameLang. 
Birth*1856 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B11543 (as Minna Emma.)2 
Marriage*1875Spouse: James Edward Lang. VIC, Australia, #M1015.3
 
Note*bt 1875 - 1896 James Edward Lang children: Emma 1875/18504; Kathleen 1877/24211; Jas Edmund 1879/25061; Wm Claudine 1884/4755; Theodore Ernest 1886/21012; Rosalie Charlotte 1886/21013; Theresa Charlotte 1887/31165; Lucy Mevers 1890/16336; Edmond Rudolf 1892/16641; Percy Stanley 1893/25735; Emil Sachse 1896/6068.4,5 
Widow31 Jul 1922Emma Margaret Schlipalius became a widow upon the death of her husband James Edward Lang.6 
Death*19 Oct 1931 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D16046 (Age 75.)6 
Death-Notice*20 Oct 1931LANG-On the 19th October at her residence, No 2 Macquarie street, Prahran, Emma Margaret, the dearly loved wife of the late James Lang, and beloved mother of Emma (Mrs P Nolan), Catherine, James, Charles, William, Theodore, Theresa (Mrs H O'Connor, Dromana), Lucy (Mrs J O'Shea), Edward, Percy, and Emil, and loving sister of Theresa Lang, aged 75 years.
LANG. — The Friends of the late EMMA MARGARET LANG are informed that her funeral will leave her residence, No. 2 Macquarie street, Prahran, Tomorrow (Wednesday), at 3 p.m., for interment in the St Kilda Cemetery.7

 

Grave

  • Presbyterian, Compartment D, Grave 213, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia8

Family

James Edward Lang b. 1852, d. 31 Jul 1922
Child 1.James Edmund Lang b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2908; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1001
    VPRS 28/P5, unit 352; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 46.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B11543 (as Minna Emma)."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1015."
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Oct 1931, p1.
  8. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    buried with them are:
    Lang Rosalie Charlotte Buried 14/12/1886
    Lang William Buried 20/11/1901
    Lang Walter William Buried 19/11/1903
    Lang Frederick Buried 19/04/1907.
Last Edited25 Mar 2017

James Edward Lang

M, #700, b. 1852, d. 31 Jul 1922
Father*James Lang b. 1820, d. 13 Mar 1894
Mother*Catherine Shankland b. 1829, d. 4 May 1898
Birth*1852 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B9671.1 
Marriage*1875Spouse: Emma Margaret Schlipalius. VIC, Australia, #M1015.2
 
Notebt 1875 - 1896 Emma Margaret Schlipalius children: Emma 1875/18504; Kathleen 1877/24211; Jas Edmund 1879/25061; Wm Claudine 1884/4755; Theodore Ernest 1886/21012; Rosalie Charlotte 1886/21013; Theresa Charlotte 1887/31165; Lucy Mevers 1890/16336; Edmond Rudolf 1892/16641; Percy Stanley 1893/25735; Emil Sachse 1896/6068.3,4 
Land-Note*b 13 May 1897 Money lent to James Lang with interest to date of death £422.5 
Occupation*1898 Poulterer.6 
Death*31 Jul 1922 2 Macquarie Street, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D10847 (Age 69.)7 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 1922LANG - On the 31st July, at No. 2 Macquarie street, Prahran, James, dearly beloved husband of Emma Margaret Lang, loving father of Emma, Catherine, James, Charles, William, Theodore, Theresa, xxx, Edward, Percy, and Emil, aged 69 years.
LANG-The Friends of JAMES LANG (poulterer) are informed that his funeral will leave his late residence No 2 Macquarie street Prahran THIS DAY (Tuesday, Aug 1). at 3.30 pm, for Interment in the St Kilda Cemetery, arriving 1 o'clock.8 
Probate (Will)*24 Oct 1922 184/557. Poulterer.9 

Grave

  • Presbyterian, Compartment D, Grave 213, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia10

Family

Emma Margaret Schlipalius b. 1856, d. 19 Oct 1931
Child 1.James Edmund Lang b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B9671."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1015."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Probate of Charles Gustave SCHLIPALIUS.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 73/161. Administration of his mother's estate.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Aug 1922 p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 184/557. Poulterer. Probate not online.
  10. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    buried with them are:
    Lang Rosalie Charlotte Buried 14/12/1886
    Lang William Buried 20/11/1901
    Lang Walter William Buried 19/11/1903
    Lang Frederick Buried 19/04/1907.
Last Edited25 Mar 2017

Margaret Phyllis Fadersen

F, #709, b. 1908, d. Nov 1983
Married NameLang. 
Birth*1908 Bendigo, VIC, Australia, #B16807 [par William Henry FADERSEN & Rose Matilda PHILLIPS].1 
Marriage*1930Spouse: William John Lang. VIC, Australia, #M1300.2
 
Widow10 Jan 1976Margaret Phyllis Fadersen became a widow upon the death of her husband William John Lang.3 
Death*Nov 1983 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D27141 age 74 [par William FADERSON & Rose Phyllis].4 
Village Bell*Dec 1983The article reads: MRS MARGARET PHYLLIS LANG
The community will be saddened by the death of Mrs Margaret P. Lang, mother of Don and Ernie (Snowy) Lang.
Mrs Lang had lived in Upper Beaconsfield for about 55 years, having come from Bendigo, and was married at the age of 21 years at “Woodlands”, Telegraph Road, now the home of Harry Lang.
For many years the Lang family conducted a fruit shop in the weatherboard house which still stands opposite the U.B. Milk Bar.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1934"Woodlands", Walnut Grove, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William John Lang.6,7
1954Woodlands, Walnut Grove, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William John Lang. With Harry Lang Alma Winifred Lang.8

Grave

  • St John's Church Memorial Garden, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia9,10

Family

William John Lang b. 6 Sep 1906, d. 10 Jan 1976
Child 1.Ernie 'Snowy' Lang b. 21 Oct 1932, d. 30 May 2009

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D27141 age 74 [par William FADERSON & Rose Phyllis]."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Village Bell: 035-1983 p4.
  6. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  7. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  8. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  10. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, William John Lang born 6 Sep 1906 died 10 Jan 1976.
Last Edited28 Nov 2018

Donald Samuel Campbell

M, #714, b. 1884, d. 15 Apr 1912
Father*John Lewthwaite Campbell b. 1829, d. 22 Dec 1888
Mother*Ellen Day b. 13 Mar 1844, d. 12 Sep 1921
Birth*1884 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B2729.1 
Death*15 Apr 1912 "Titanic", At Sea, AUSTRALIANS ABOARD TITANIC
The Titanic sunk 15.4.1912 and the Australians on board were:... Donald S. Campbell aged 28. Born in Melbourne was living in England when he signed up on the Titanic as a ship clerk, body never recovered.2,3 
Death-Notice*11 May 1912CAMPBELL. —Lost in the Titanic disaster, Donald Samuel Campbell, Purser's Creek, second beloved son of Mrs. Campbell, "Santon," Beaconsfield Upper, and the late John Lewthwaite Campbell, grandson of the late Rev. Samuel Day, aged 28 years (late purser s.s. Ulimaroa).3 
Anecdote*This was Donald Samuel Campbell, Clerk in the Victualling Department of the Titanic. Some records describe him as an assistant purser 7, quite a responsible role on the Titanic where there were 891 crew for 1317 passengers, but other records describe him as a 3rd class clerk. 8
He was born in Melbourne, Australia and was age 28 when he drowned 9. His wages are recorded as £5 per month and his status as single.
Donald Campbell had been a purser on the Ulimaroa, a 5,000 ton passenger steamship built in 1908 which plied between Australia and New Zealand carrying up to 190 first, 120 second and 120 third class passengers. 10
He had also narrowly escaped a similar fate on the Nemesis, which went down with all hands off the New South Wales coast in 1904, and on which he was acting as purser. He had earlier left the vessel at Port Pirie and went overland to Melbourne, but a quantity of his personal effects went down with the Nemesis. 11
His New Zealand connection was the fact that he appears to have been married to a woman of some fame, if not infamy, in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Truth unsympathetically reported:
The Titanic disaster claimed as a victim Donald Campbell, one-time purser on the Ulimaroa, who sprang into prominence because he married May Hallett.
Campbell was assistant purser on the Titanic, and his life was offered up as a sacrifice. Incidentally, May should now be nearing the end of her seven months’ stretch. Will she prove a Merry Widow? 12
But who was May Hallett?
She had arrived in New Zealand in 1908 as a domestic servant. She had first appeared in 1908 in the Supreme Court, charged with stealing
a watch, chain, and pendant and about 7s from the dwelling of a Constable Perrin.
The accused, May Hallett, was described as having lived a questionable life since arriving in New Zealand from England, and as having gone under the name of the Hon. Miss Coulson, while living at Thames. But the jury returned a verdict of not guilty and she was discharged. 13
Again in 1908, May Hallett was charged with false pretences in obtaining board and lodgings and not paying and sentenced to one month’s imprisonment.14
In February 1909 she was described as “The Wellington Adventuress” 15 with several aliases, who was charged at the Police Court with obtaining £50 by false pretences from Walter Lovelace Clifford. Walter Clifford was the son of a baronet and it was alleged that she had represented herself as a niece of the late Sir Henry Campbell – Bannerman, Prime Minister of England from 1905 to 1908. 16
May was found “Not Guilty” and was cheered as she drove away in a cab. New Zealand Truth ranted and raved against the snobs of Wellington and Auckland for being taken in as much as it did against May Hallett for taking them in.
Again in June 1909 she was sued for £19 5s 6d, the hire of a motor-car, by Inglis Bros.
The evidence was that the defendant, under the name of Miss Donald, had engaged a car and paid £10 deposit. She afterwards got it back from the chauffeur, and gave him £5 for his personal expenses. The Magistrate, said that it was evident she had travelled through the length and breadth of the North Island in the car, and made an order for the immediate payment, in default of fourteen days' imprisonment.
Counsel said that the defendant was willing to make a substantial offer to reduce the debt, even though he was at present working in a bar at £2 a week.
In 1911, things caught up with May - as Mrs Ethel Campbell, she was charged as having obtained £150 by false pretences from Mrs Mary Foote, of Whangarei. May Hallett and her husband Donald Campbell, said to be formerly purser of the White Star Line’s The Commonwealth, met Mary Foote on board the ship taking them Home to England. The case was heard at the London Assizes, resulting in a seven month prison sentence. 17, 18
The Observer in 1917 19 went so far as to say: ”It is generally supposed that May made a ship's officer marry her and that he perished in the Lusitania wreck, but whether he jumped overboard purposely or died accidentally, history sayeth not.”
Her obituary in 1922 in the New Zealand Observer said 20: “The snobbish circles of Wellington will remember her well, for in 1909 the cream of society fell a victim to her charms. Announcing her self as the niece of Sir Henry Campbell - Bannerman, May burst upon Wellington and took the guns by storm. She stopped at the best hotels and fleeced the snobs right and left. Eventually she stood in the dock, but the wily
Tom Wilford, always a good man with a jury, got her off after going through a lot of theatricals at the expense of Walter Lovelace Clifford, who was brave enough to prosecute. Many others were in the same boat as Lovelace, but they paid up quietly.”
So Donald Campbell’s main claim to fame, apart from drowning in the Titanic, was his marriage to an adventuress in New Zealand. Was he aware of her activities? Was he involved in them? They still appeared to be travelling together in 1911 as husband and wife, so one can only assume yes. May was still in prison in London when he set sail on the Titanic as the 3rd class clerk in April 1912 – a sad ending for the adventuress and her husband.4

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Feb 1909, THE SOCIETY SENSATION.
    WALTER CLIFFORD AND HIS CASH. Tells His Tale to the Tribunal. May Hallett Committed for Trial. Declares that She is Innocent. The Wellington Magistrate's Court was crowded on Wednesday, when* May Hallett, alias Camphell-Bannerrnan, appeared on remand to answer a charge of having obtained £50 from Walter CliSord by false pretences. Chief 'Tec. Broberg conducted the prosecution and Mr Wilford appeared for accused. Walter Lovelace Clifford, sheep farmer, at present residing, at 32 Hobson-street, Wellington, said he knew accused. He first met her on Saturday, January 23, when she called at his house, and a conversation ensued. She said she called with the idea of taking some of his party out m her motor car to the races. The question of going was first broached by accused, but he believed that, prior to that date she had had a conversation, with a member of his party. Accused called to say it was too wet, to. .motor out jind, they had better go out to tne races by train. Eventually accused, accompanied witness and bis party to the race meeting at Trentbam and travelled m the" same carriage. On the Thursday previously accused had called at the house AND LEFT HER CARD, bearing the name of Miss Carapbell-Bannerman (card produced). Accused remained with witness's party for the greater portion of the day. Witness asked accus^ *ed where her father was and she said he was then down South looking at some property. She did not say who her father was or anything, about her relations m England. She did not say anything to anyone on the subject m his hearing. Witness introduced accused to his brother as Miss. Oampbell-Bannerman on Trentham platform. Accused accompanied the party back to the house m Hobson-street, but did not remain. She left for her hotel. Next saw accused on Sunday night, January 24, at his house, where she spent an hour or so. On Monday, January 25, he saw accused at the door of the. Wellington Club. She was sitting m a hansom cab fumbling a piece of paper. There was another person m the cab. Accused said, "Oh, Mr Clifford, I am m great difficulties. Father has only left me enough money to pay the hotel bill and I have to pay the D.I.U. and some other bills before I leave for Christchurch tonight." She asked him to telegraph to Christchurch to get her father's address.- He was away fishing. Witness asked if he could be of any assistance to her, anh she replied, "If you will lend me £50 i will send it back to-morrow after 1 have seen father." She drove to the bank, where he met her and handed her £50. Out of the softness of his heart he t gave her the money. She suggested that lie should wire to his brother, Sir G. Clifford, to find her father's address. At 1 p.m. the same day accused had lunch at his house, and was there when he left at 1.15 p.m. Did not see her again until that day m Court. Witness understood that accused was related t 0 the late Sir Henry Camnb-ell-Banncrman, and she had told various members of the family that she knew many of their friends down South and named them. He had received a letter purporting to come from accused, signed "Ethel Hallett," but the only name he had known her by was Oampbell-Bannerman. Had he known her name was Ethel Hallett he would not have given her the money. Mr Wilford Have you told the Court the number of times you met Miss Hallett I think so. Were you photographed with Miss Hallett No. Did you introduce Miss Hallett to the President of the Wellington Racing Club as your foster daughter at afternoon tea at the races Certainly not. DID YOU PLACE YOUR HAND ON HER SHOULDER hi front of the Wellington Club and say, "My dear little girl, you oan have £50 or £100 from me if you wish V— No answer. Are you related to the Lovelace who wrote, "Stone walls do not a prison make or iron walls a cage?" (No answer.) John Beveridge, licensee of the Grand Hotel, Wellington, stated thaf he lirst le'came acquainted with accused on the 20th of January. She had booked accommodation m the name of 15. J. Uannerman. The initials were indistinct. Mr Wilford objected to this evidence "as it has nothing to do with the charge.. Witness, continuing, said that m the afternoon she told witness that she was m trouble! and had arrived from Christchurch that morning, but that her lug-* gage had been left behind, and- m consequence of this he sent a telegram. She told witness that she hoped it would not come out, whilst she stayed at the house, that she was related to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. By Mr" Wilford Was not aware that she was under age and was not aware, from enquiries made at Bell, Gully, Bell and Myers that accused had £1010 coming to her on the 2nd June, 1900, when she became of age. William Coemaster, laborer, Brooklyn, had known accused two years. First met her m London, where she followed the occupation of barmaid and knew her as May. He came out on the Fifeshixe 13 months ago as boatswain, when accused came put as a steerage passenger m the name of May Hallett. She left thej ship at Auckland and he had not seen her since. Mr Wilford asked why this witness had been called. Accused admitted she was not Miss Campbell-Bannerman. 'Tec. Cassells stated that he read the information to accused alleging that she obtained £50 from Walter Clifford by representing that her name was Campbell- Bannerman, and that she was a relative of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. She replied that she told Mr Clifford her name was Bannerman. He knew accused AS MAY HALLETT AND MAY CURTAIN. This concluded the case for the prosecution. In addressing the Court, Mr Wilford said that probably m his Worship's experience he iiad never come across a more flimsy or ridiculous charge. The chief witness himself had s^id that he had given the accused the money out ol soft-he a rtedness. If Mr Clifford had given the accused the money out of softheartedness, he had not been induced to give it to her by means of false pretences. Mr Clifford was the only person who had lost anything. What was the Court to go upon Detective Cassells said that accused simply stated to him that she was Miss Bannerman— not Miss Campbell-Bannerman. It was no crime, why even the King travelled incognito. Unless it was by false pretence that the money was obtained, the charge could not be sustained. No doubt Mr Clifford, when he found that society, of which lie was such a distinguished member, had bees fooled, OR HAD ITS LEG PULLED, rushed off to a solicitor with his charge. The fact that Miss Hallett had a lady with her when she called at the Wellington Club had been proved. He did not pursue it further, bat getting the admission. Mr Clifford was the last who would say lie handed over £50 because of false pretences. He handed over the fifty pounds because of soft-hear tedncss. The charge was one of the most flimsy and paltry that he had ever been called upon to defend. COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. J His Worship said a prima facie case had been made out. He was not pro- i pared to discharge the prisoacr. She liac; written a letter to the chief witness, which had been put is.5
  • 13 Oct 1911, "May Hallett." Action by New Zealand Lady alleged false pretences.
    (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) LONDON, September 1.
    Mr Plowden was occupied for several hours on Wednesday and Thursday at the Marylebone Police Court in hearing the charge against Mrs Ethel May Campbell (nee Hallett), aged twentythree, of South Side, Clapham Common, of having by false and fraudulent pretences obtained £150 from Mrs Mary Elizabeth Foote, of Whangarei, with intent to defraud.
    Mrs Foote, who is now living at Hampstead, gave her evidence a week ago. During the voyage Home from New Zealand the defendant became on friendly terms with Mrs Foote, and is alleged to have made various statements concerning her expectation!". Once she represented herself as the daughter of the late Sir Richard Hunter, of Horley, Surrey, formerly Lord Chief Justice of England, said she was going to England to take over property that she had inherited at Horley under her fathers will, and was to receive an income of £500 a week. She said that she owned racehorses, and that Mr Horatio Bottomley was looking after them.
    Mr Plowden said he had had a letter from Mr Bottomloy, disclaiming all knowledge of the defendant, and denying that he was interested with her in racing.
    Miss Myra Foote corroborated her mother's evidence. During the voyage on the Commonwealth the defendant told her she had two horses running in the Derby, and that Gatwick racecourse stood on the estate which her father had left her, and which she was going Home to claim. The income of the estate, defendant said, was £500 a week. On 11th June witness and her mother saw the defendant at Brighton, and went for a motor ride. On their return to the hotel the defendant complained that she had been robbed. The following day they all motored to London, and Scotland Yard was notified. On the morning of 14th June defendant came to Mrs Foote's house at Hampstead, and complained of a second robbery. She said that £100 and the remainder of her jewels had been stolen. She asked Mrs Foote for a loan, and witness telephoned to her brother, in whose name their money stood. The next day her brother handed defendant a cheque for £150, and witness accompanied her to the Bank of New Zealand, where it was cashed, defendant taking the numbers of the notes because she said she might be robbed again.
    THE PARK-LANE FLAT. Miss Foote said defendant told them she possessed a flat in Park-lane, and if only the tenants would leave they could all use it at Coronation time. Defendant seemed agitated on the morning of 14th June, and asked her mother for a loan of £150 with which to pay the hotel bill. Mr Osborn: Did she ask your mother if she would lend her £150?— Yes. After that, your mother lent her £150?— Yes. And was that loan to help her over her troubles?— Yes.
    MAY HALLETT AS A GIRL. Miss Annie Tavender, Police Court missionary at Reigate, said the defendant was twenty-three years of age last June. She first knew her in January, 1905. Her father was Thomas Richard Hallett and her name was Ethel May, but she was generally called May. There were three younger sisters. They lived in a nice villa in Horley, and kept one servant. The mother died when defendant was a young girl and the father died in November, 1906. Defendant, went abroad in 1908. Up to that time she was under the care of her aunt, Miss King. Defendant benefited under her father's will, and received some £1100 under her grand-uncle's will in July, 1909. So far as witness knew the defendant had no other expectations in Horley.
    William Blythe, of the firm of Paine, Blythe, and Constable, of St. Helen's-place, said that defendant's father, Thomas Richard Hallett, was one of the trustees of the will in which his firm was interested. On 2nd June, 1909, he paid the defendants attorney in England the sum of £1136, her share under her grand-uncle's will. Her father, T. R. Hallett, left gross estate sworn at £1250. There was no £500 a week involved.
    A DISPUTED LEGACY. Mr Osborn submitted that no case had been. made out on which the defendant, could be committed for trial. He did not dispute that defendant had made foolish and ridiculous statements, but this was not with the intention of committing fraud. She borrowed the money to pay a debt. She discharged her debt, but incurred a liability with Mrs Foote. The defendant had not received the money under her granduncle's will (although it had been properly paid over by Mr Blythe) and she contended that she was still entitled to participate in the property. All she expected was £500, not £500 a week.
    DEFENDANT'S VERSION. Mrs Campbell entered the witness-box yesterday morning, and in reply to Mr Osborn said she married Donald Samuel Campbell, formerly purser of the Commonwealth. They were married last year, and it was decided they should come Home to see about her affairs at Horley. They joined the boat on 13th April, and became on friendly terms with Mrs Foote her daughter, and niece. She told Mrs Foote that her father's name was Thomas Richard Hallett of Horley. She denied that she said he was Lord Chief Justice of England, but she remembered saying he was a justice of the peace.
    Mr Plowden: That is a tremendous drop!
    Defendant, continuing, said that after the motor drive they all returned to her room and it was then that the robbery was discovered. She notified the hotel manager and local police at once.
    Defendant stoutly denied that she ever mentioned anything about a second robbery. She went to Hampstead and asked Mrs Foote for a loan in order to pay the hotel bill. Later Mrs Foote wanted the money repaid, and witness made various untrue statements to her, but never suggested a second robbery.
    IN NEW ZEALAND. On August 6th she received a letter from Mrs Foote's solicitors, asking for an explanation and threatening proceedings. She replied that the money was borrowed from Dr. Foote and not from Mrs Foote, and that she would pay it back in a few weeks. In 1909, defendant stated, she consulted Messrs Field, Luckie, and Toogood, of Wellington, for the purpose of obtaining money from Messrs Paine, Blythe, and Constable, and later on she received from £300 to £400. She expected more, and so she came to England. She also believed she was entitled to property under her father's will. Defendant said she told Mr. Foote she expected to get £500—not £500 a week. Never at any time did she make false statements to Mrs Foote for the purpose of obtaining money.
    "A PENNILESS ADVENTURESS." Mr Paby Scott (for the prosecution): My contention is that defendant was a penniless adventuress coming to England, and that she selected those people on board who would be most likely to help her at some future date. Cross-examined by Mr Scott, defendant denied all the statements which the prosecution attributed to her. After the loan, she sent wires to Mrs Foote. They were incorrect and were "simple excuses." Defendant said that when she reached England she had a draft for £250 on the Bank of Adelaide. She cashed it the day after their arrival, which was in the end of May. Mr Scott: By 14th June you were borrowing £150. You must have lived in a very extravagant manner. I submit that you never possessed the 'draft'.
    MAGISTRATE'S COMMENTS. Mr Plowden said, after, reviewing tho facts, that the question was whether, when the defendant obtained the money, she meant to repay it or appropriate it for her own uses. Although he had grave doubts about it, the thought, in the interests of justice, he was taking the wiser course in allowing that one point to be decided—by a jury—what was defendant's intention when she obtained the loan? Defendant was then committed for trial at the North London sessions, bail boing allowed in one surety of £50 or two of £20. The cable service has since told us that defendant was sentenced to seven months' imprisonment. "May Hallett" was well known in Wellington about a couple of years ago.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.westgippslandgenealogy.com/index.html - newsletter - kithnkin_feb_2011.pdf.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 May 1912, p13.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.remueraheritage.org.nz/Site/Resource_Library/…
    by Sue Cooper, Remuera Heritage, 14 April 2012 - for sources see attached pdf
    The RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 100 years ago on the 14th April 1912. Was there a New Zealand connection to this tragedy? Research reveals many interesting stories about New Zealand's connection to this historical event.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - NZ Truth , Issue 191, 13 Feb 1909, Page 5.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Press (New Zealand), 13 Oct 1911, Page 2.
Last Edited13 Jul 2014

Ellen Day

F, #715, b. 13 Mar 1844, d. 12 Sep 1921
Father*Samuel Day b. 20 Feb 1811, d. 12 Oct 1908
Mother*Eliza Glover b. 22 May 1812, d. 17 Jan 1888
Married NameCampbell. 
Birth*13 Mar 1844 Maidstone, Kent, England.1 
Marriage*4 Oct 1866Spouse: John Lewthwaite Campbell. Epsom, New Zealand, NZ#M5344.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice1 Nov 1866On October 4, at the residence of Charles Lowson, Esq., Epsom, by the Rev. A. Macdonald, John Lewthwaite Campbell, to Ellen, third daughter of the Rev. S. Day, Geelong.—Geelong papers please copy.2 
Widow22 Dec 1888Ellen Day became a widow upon the death of her husband John Lewthwaite Campbell.4 
Residence1912 "Santon", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.5 
Death*12 Sep 1921 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D8552 (Age 77) [par Samuel DAY & Eliza GLOVER].6 
Death-Notice*13 Sep 1921CAMPBELL.-On the 12th September, at her residence, "Santon," Beaconsfield Upper, Ellen, relict of the late John Lethwaite Campbell.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Coxheath, East Farleigh, Kent, England(Head of Household) Eliza Day;
Age 7 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Cornelius Day, Caleb Day, Naomi Sophia Day8
bt 1908 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Eva Glover Campbell Ivy Marion Campbell.9,10,11,12,13
bt 1915 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Eva Glover Campbell.14,15,16,17,18

Grave

  • Plot 5-382-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia19

Family

John Lewthwaite Campbell b. 1829, d. 22 Dec 1888
Children 1.May Sarah Campbell b. 1868, d. 1868
 2.Alice Proudfoot Campbell b. 1869, d. 20 Jul 1887
 3.Eva Glover Campbell b. 1871, d. 15 Jun 1954
 4.Naomi Olive Campbell b. 1875, d. 1966
 5.Jessie Hetherington Campbell+ b. 1879, d. 1970
 6.John Wallace Campbell b. 1881, d. 23 Feb 1940
 7.Donald Samuel Campbell b. 1884, d. 15 Apr 1912
 8.Ivy Marion Campbell+ b. 1886, d. 30 Dec 1972

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Day Family Tree - Owner: jamesfday888.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Southern Cross (New Zealand) 1 Nov 1866, p6.
  3. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 May 1912 p13.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Sep 1921 p1.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1851 census: Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1616; Folio: 509; Page: 10; GSU roll: 193517."
  9. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  12. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  14. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  15. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  16. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  17. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  18. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  19. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-382-A     Campbell     Ellen     F     77     20/08/1921     673.
Last Edited19 Sep 2018

John Lewthwaite Campbell

M, #716, b. 1829, d. 22 Dec 1888
Birth*1829 Canada. 
Marriage*4 Oct 1866Spouse: Ellen Day. Epsom, New Zealand, NZ#M5344.1,2
 
Marriage-Notice*1 Nov 1866On October 4, at the residence of Charles Lowson, Esq., Epsom, by the Rev. A. Macdonald, John Lewthwaite Campbell, to Ellen, third daughter of the Rev. S. Day, Geelong.—Geelong papers please copy.1 
Residence*1875 Eyre Street, Shortland, New Zealand, CAMPBELL John Lewthwaite, Milkman, Eyre St
his brother: CAMPBELL Murdock Iver, Hape Creek, Shortland.3 
Death*22 Dec 1888 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D13706 (Age 59) [par Samuel CAMPBELL & Ann PROUDFOOT].4 
Death-Notice*24 Dec 1888Campbell—On the 22nd December, at Cowie's Creek, John Leithwaite Campbell, second son of the late Samuel Campbell, of Port Hope, Canada, and Mongonui, New Zealand, aged 59 years.
The funeral will leave bis late residence, Cowie's Creek, this day (Monday), at eleven o'clock a.m., for the New General Cemetery.
Friends please accept this intimation.
W. B. King and Sons. Undertakers, 97, Moorabool-street.5 

Grave

  • Baptist Section, Geelong Western Public Cemetery, Geelong, VIC, Australia6

Family

Ellen Day b. 13 Mar 1844, d. 12 Sep 1921
Children 1.May Sarah Campbell b. 1868, d. 1868
 2.Alice Proudfoot Campbell b. 1869, d. 20 Jul 1887
 3.Eva Glover Campbell b. 1871, d. 15 Jun 1954
 4.Naomi Olive Campbell b. 1875, d. 1966
 5.Jessie Hetherington Campbell+ b. 1879, d. 1970
 6.John Wallace Campbell b. 1881, d. 23 Feb 1940
 7.Donald Samuel Campbell b. 1884, d. 15 Apr 1912
 8.Ivy Marion Campbell+ b. 1886, d. 30 Dec 1972

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Southern Cross (New Zealand) 1 Nov 1866, p6.
  2. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~althea/…
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), Mon 24 Dec 1888, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article150460475
  6. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Geelong Cemetery
    http://www.gct.net.au/
    ,.
Last Edited19 Sep 2018

David Norman McBride

M, #718, b. 1874, d. 24 Aug 1944
David Norman McBRIDE
(1874-1944)

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

McBride Road named after him.
Birth*1874 Toronto, Ontario, Canada.1 
Marriage*13 Dec 1904Spouse: Helen Josephine Raws. Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide, SA, Australia, #M221/1041.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Jan 1905McBRIDE-RAWS.-On the 13th December, 1904, at Flinders-street Baptist Church, by the father of the bride, Rev. J. G. Raws, assisted by the Revs. Charles Bright and A. N. Marshall, B.A., Helen Josephene, to David Norman, elder son of T. J. McBride, Esq., of Christchurch, New Zealand, formerly of Toronto, Canada. At home, "The Manse," Flinders-street, Thursday next, February 2, and Saddleworth, Wednesday, February 22.4 
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1924 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A. Transfer from Emma Wilson to David Norman McBride. 1a 2r 2p + 1a 3r 38p.5 
Land-Note*11 Jun 1924 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A: Mortgagee: Christine Maybelle Drake. Discharged 30 Jun 1926. Mortgagor was David Norman McBride.6 
Land-UBeac28 Aug 1925 GEM-D-9 (part). 19a 2 8/10p - as Trustees for Recreation Reserve.7 
Note*c 1 Jun 1926 Helen Josephine McBride Their house, "Lynwood", which they purchased in Jun 1924 was said to have been destroyed by fire. Photos taken on 1 Jun 1926 show only the chimneys remaining. There was no mention in any of the local newspaper about the incident. By mid September 1926 their new home "Kimbolton" was nearly finished.8 
Land-Note*5 Nov 1926 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A: Mortgagee: The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Ltd. Discharged 13 Jun 1927. Mortgagor was David Norman McBride.9 
Land-Note17 Jul 1930 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A: Mortgagee: The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Ltd. Discharged 25 Jul 1931. Mortgagor was David Norman McBride.10 
Land-Note*18 Nov 1931 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A: Mortgagee: William Lennon Raws. Discharged 23 Jul 1942. Mortgagor was David Norman McBride.11 
Land-UBeac30 Jan 1941 GEM-D-9 (part). 19a 2 8/10p - as Trustees for Recreation Reserve.12 
Death*24 Aug 1944 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D20326 age 69 [par Thomas James MCBRIDE & Elizabeth Mary ARNOTT].13 
Death-Notice*26 Aug 1944McBRIDE.-On August 24, David Norman McBride, of Kimbolton, Beaconsfield Upper, In his 70th year. (Privately cremated Springvale Crematorium, August 25.)14 
Death-Notice26 Aug 1944McBRIDE.—On August 24, of heart failure, D. Norman McBride, of Upper Beaconsfield, Vic, formerly of S.A.15 
Land-Note*28 Mar 1945 David Norman McBride died on 24th August 1944. Probate of his will has been granted to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401 Collins Street Melbourne.16 
Land-UBeac*31 May 1946 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A 'Kimbolton'. Transfer from David Norman McBride to Frank Walter Cheshire Vera Mabel Maasdyk Cheshire. 1a 2r 2p + 1a 3r 38p.17 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1915Saddleworth, Bay Street, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Helen Josephine McBride.18,19,20,21
bt 1916 - 191924 Martin Street, Elsternwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer. With Helen Josephine McBride.22,23,24
bt 1921 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired. With Helen Josephine McBride.25,26,27,28,29,30,31
1931"Kimbolton", Main Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired. With Helen Josephine McBride. With Elizabeth Helen McBride.32
bt 1934 - 1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired. With Helen Josephine McBride. With Elizabeth Helen McBride.33,34,35,36

Grave

  • Spingvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, GREVILLEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN 1 BED A12 ROSE 1237,38

Family

Helen Josephine Raws b. Jul 1880, d. 3 Oct 1960
Child 1.Elizabeth Helen McBride+ b. 19 Sep 1907, d. 22 Dec 1975

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Mar 1924, Last Saturday afternoon at about 4 o'clock, Mr McBride's house was burnt down. Mrs McBride had first lit the kerosene stove which evidently was leaking and the stand caught fire. Mrs McBride and Mrs Charley, who were in the house alone, made every endeavor to put the fire out but the flames quickly spread and the house was soon demolished. The total contents of the building were lost, including an amount of new furniture which had only arrived a few days previously and had not been unpacked. The building only was covered by insurance.39
  • 9 Jan 1926, BEACONSFIELD BUSH FIRE. BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Friday. Bush fires broke out again in the Beaconsfield Ranges on Wednesday in the gully near McLean's property. The fire quickly travelled into Mr. McBride's property, Linwood, and the gully near Kyogle. The cleared spaces around this property assisted the firefighters, who burnt a break past Kyogle and Alston as far as the deep gully. This the fire crossed, and burned fiercely towards Woondia Mia and Fern Acre. Towards evening it died down. During the night 67 points of rain fell, accompanied by a thunder-storm, and extinguished the fire.40
  • 27 Mar 1929, TOURIST ROAD WANTED.
    Members of a deputation from Upper Beaconsfield which waited on the Minister for Public Works (Mr. Chandler) yesterday to ask that a section of the Prince's Highway be taken over by the Country Roads Board. Left to right: Messrs. Alured Kelly, D. N. McBride. Councillor Bevan, Mr. Knox, M.L.A., Mr. Walter, M.L.A., Mr. George Keys (shire engineer), and Mr. Frank Griffin.41
  • 22 Aug 1930, BEACONSFIELD BABIES' HOME. More than 40 babies were playing in the sunshine or sleeping in their cots on the sunny verandahs at the Foundling Hospital Infants' Home at Beaconsfield yesterday afternoon, when women of the district met to discuss the formation of an auxiliary to assist in the work of caring for these little children, whose ages range from about 18 months to five years. The chair was taken by Mr D. N. McBride who, at the instance of Mr. J. M. Gillespie (honorary treasurer), had convened the meeting. The president of the hospital committee (Mrs. Montague Cohen) said that the committee were delighted at the prospect of the formation of a committee in Beaconsfield. Between 10 and 50 boys and girls were cared for at the home, the babies being kept at the foundling hospital in the city. Recently the older children at the home had been sent to school, as at present there was a little difficulty in arranging for them to be boarded out. Mr. Gillespie suggested that a commencement might be made in improving the grounds. All formed themselves into an auxiliary, with the following officers:- President, Mrs. H. C. Pennefather; vice-presidents, Mesdames Skene, Stevens, Lane, and Miss Douglas: secretary, Miss Macknight; treasurer, Mr. McBride. Miss Stenhouse suggested that funds might be raised by means of a birthday league, and the following representatives were appointed:- Miss Stenhouse, Miss Butler, Miss Jackson, and Mrs. Anderson.42
  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.43
  • 23 Jun 1932, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From D. M. McBride, asking that repairs to his road as promised four years ago he now proceeded with. —Referred to engineer.44
  • 5 Jun 1935, BEACONSFIELD UPPER -The Kew Harriers carried out a relay run from Kew to Upper Beaconsfield on Monday. The club carried a despatch from the mayor of Kew to Councillor McBride, the local representative of the Berwick Shire Council. The runners assembled about a mile down the road after making their relay runs, and arrived in the town as a pack led by their captain. They were welcomed by Councillor McBride, to whom the despatch was duly delivered. The club was entertained at dinner at Salisbury House and in the even ing a dance was given in its honour. During the evening Councillor McBride presented a baton with a message of invitation to the mayor of Kew to pay a visit to the district.45
  • 10 May 1944, WOMAN KILLED IN CAR COLLISION. A woman was killed and a number of persons had remarkable escapes from injury when three cars became involved in a collision in Dandenong rd, Clayton last night. The victim was Miss Dorothy Stenhouse, 50, of Upper Beaconsfield, who was a passenger in a small car travelling from the city, and driven by Mr David McBride, of Upper Beaconsfield.
    When the small car swung across the road after colliding with a heavy car going in the opposite direction, and driven by Mr Axel Boquest, of Brunswick st, West Brunswick, it was struck by a third car, driven by Mr George Maggs, of Phillip st, Murrumbeena, which had been travelling at the rear of Mr Boquest's car. Both occupants of the small car were thrown to the roadway. Miss Stenhouse was killed instantly. The three cars were damaged extensively.46
  • 10 May 1944, Upper Beaconsfield P. M. Killed In 3-Car Smash
    CR. D. N. McBRIDE HAS NARROW ESCAPE THROWN TO THE ROAD after a car, driven by Cr. D. N. McBride, of Upper Beaconsfield, had been involved in a double collision on the Prince’s Highway at Clayton North shortly after 6 o’clock last night, Miss Dorothy Stenhouse, 50, well known postmistress at Upper Beaconsfield, was killed instantly. Cr. McBride and the occupants of the other two cars had miraculous escapes, sustaining only slight injuries. Cr. McBride and Miss Stenhouse were driving from the city in Cr. McBride’s Ford sedan when, just past the junction of Wellington road and the Highway, it collided with a heavy car going in the opposite direction and driven by Mr. Axel Boquest, of Brunswick street, West Brunswick. Boquest’s car finished in the ditch at the side of the road and the driver was unhurt, but Cr. McBride’s car, partly out of control following the impact, careered on for some distance before crashing head-on into another car driven by Mr. Gerald Maggs, well known Dandenong businessman, who was returing with his son and wife to his home at Murrumbeena. At the time of the impact, Mr. G. Maggs said that he had pulled over almost a foot off the tarmac on his correct side. The oncoming car, after hitting him, shot off the road and now driverless, piled into a fence about 20 yards off the road. After the second impact, Cr. McBride and Miss Stenhouse were thrown to the roadway behind Maggs’ car, and were found lying there by Mr. Maggs. Miss Stenhouse had apparently been killed instantly and Cr. McBride badly shaken and dazed. Apart from a cut on the forehead and a bruised shoulder, Mr. Gerald Maggs escaped with a shaking. His wife and son, Phil, were thrown out and the latter had to have 20 stitches inserted in cuts he received about the head. All three cars were extensively damaged.
    News of Miss Stenhouse’s tragic death was received with sadness by residents of Upper Beaconsfield, who held her in high esteem. The funeral takes place tomorrow, leaving for the Berwick Cemetery at 11 a.m.47
  • 26 Aug 1944, CR. DAVID NORMAN McBRIDE, of "Kimbolton," Beaconsfield Upper, died on Thursday at the age of 69. The late Cr. McBride was vice-president and a former treasurer of the Municipal Association of Victoria, and was chairman of the Save Forests Campaign, and vice-chairman of the Gippsland Shires and Boroughs Association. Cr. McBride was elected to the Berwick Shire Council in 1932, and was Shire President three times. He has left a widow and a daughter. The cremation was at Springvale yesterday. W. J. Garnar and Son, Dandenong, had charge of the funeral
    arrangements.48
  • 26 Aug 1944, OBITUARY. Cr D. N. McBride.
    Councillor David Norman McBride, of Kimbolton, Beaconsfield Upper, died on Thursday in his 70th year after a brief illness. He was widely known in municipal circles, having represented Beaconsfield Ward of Berwick Shire Council from 1932 until his death, and he had been three times president of the shire. He was a vice-president of the Municipal Association of Victoria- and a former treasurer. He was also chairman of the State-wide "Save the Forests" Campaign, vice chairman of the Gippsland Shires and Boroughs Association, and country representative of the Patriotic Funds Council. He was a member of the Churchill Park committee of Dandenong. He is survived by a widow and one daughter. The private funeral took place at Springvale yesterday. W. J. Garnar and Son, Dandenong, had charge of arrangements.37
  • 30 Aug 1944, Sudden Death Of Cr. D. N. McBride Robs Victoria Of Leading Public Man BY THE SUDDEN passing on Thursday last of Cr. David Norman McBride, of “Kimbolton” Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria, lost one of its most outstanding municipal personalities, and a pillar of Local Government.
    News of his death, after only a few days illness, stunned his colleagues in the Berwick Council and a State-wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Only a few days before (as will be seen from the report in this issue) he had taken a prominent part in the monthly meeting of the Berwick Council. In fact, he seemed in better form than usual and took a leading part in several special matters.
    Cr. McBride—or “Mac”—as he was to his colleagues, and friends—has left his mark on the Berwick Shire, as he has, indeed, on most other organisations with which he was associated. Elected to the council as a Beaconsfield Riding representative in 1932 he was three times president of the shire and during his 12 years as a councillor rendered outstanding service to the ratepayers. He made a hobby of public service and was personally known to all the departmental chiefs in Melbourne. This enabled him to render signal service to his council, and it is no
    secret that by his personal representations in the right quarters, he obtained many thousands in grants for the shire. If there was money available in any fund for any particular type of work, he knew about it. It is not so long ago that while a matter was being discussed at the council table he left the room, got on to the CRB. on the phone, and returned in a few minutes to announce that he had obtained a grant of several hundreds for the job. That was typical of him—always well informed, business-like and a man of action.
    The late Cr. McBride was connected with many public organisations and if he took on a job he could be relied upon to carry it through. He was vice-president of the Victorian Municipal Association, a former treasurer of that organisation, chairman of the Save the Forests Campaign, vice-chairman and a past president of the Gippsland Shires and Boroughs’ Association, country representative on the Patriotic Funds Council, a member of the executive of the Decentralisation Committee and a member of the Churchill National Park committee. He was also keenly interested in the Truby King organisation, took a prominent part in the fight to obtain a broad gauge railway to Gembrook. He was the founder of the Upper Beaconsfield Bush Fire Brigade Group and recently, in recognition of his active interest in that sphere, was appointed to an executive position on the Victorian Bush Fire Brigades’ Association.
    In his capacity as a councillor, he played a big part in restoring the finances of the Beaconsfield Riding and lifting them to their present bouyant position.
    Born in Toronto (Canada), he was in his 70th. year. Before coming to Victoria 33 years ago he lived in South Australia, where, in 1904, he married Miss Helen Josephine Raws. He is survived by his wife and one daughter (Mrs. Richardson) to whom heartfelt sympathy is extended in their tragically sudden loss.
    Cr. McBride only took ill on the Monday night before his passing, although he had not enjoyed really good health for some time and was badly shaken in a motoring accident a few months back. Berwick Shire and this whole district is the poorer for his passing.
    After a service by Rev. W. P. Daunt at the Spring Vale Crematorium Chapel, his remains were cremated on Friday last. The funeral was a private one, those present being his wife and daughter and a few close personal friends. W. J. Garnar and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.
    DANDENONG’S TRIBUTE
    At the Dandenong Council on Monday, the chairman (Cr. J. C. Mills) made feeling reference to the death of Cr. McBride and paid a tribute to the yeoman service he had rendered, not only as a councillor but as a member of the Save the Forests committee, the Municipal Association and the many other organisations with which he was linked. "I feel that the Berwick Council in particular, and the State of Victoria has lost a very valuable man,” he concluded. After standing in silence for a minute, council carried a motion that a letter of sympathy be forwarded to Mrs. McBride and her daughter from the municipality.49
  • 28 Apr 1945, EXECUTORS' SALE, Attractive Gentleman's Home at Upper Beaconsfield. MONDAY, 7th MAY, at 2.30 p.m. on the property. Upper Beaconsfield road. Under Instructions from THE TRUSTEES EXECUTORS & AGENCY CO. LTD., of 401 Collins st., Melbourne:-In the estate of the late D. N. McBride that attractive and well-built fibro-cement Gentleman's Home, of bungalow design, compris- ing 7 rooms, lined with plaster sheeting and panelled, with bathroom and 2 sleepouts and verandah all round; built-in cupboards throughout, internal sewerage, E. light, telephone, hot-water service, and permanent water supply (together with house and underground tanks); man's room, laundry, garage all of fibro-cement, in perfect order; garden, with concrete paths. This is a very desirable and well-improved property. In excellent order, with attractive views, and the auctioneers can with confidence re- commend it to those in search of a good home. Vacant possession. Terms: One-quar- ter deposit, balance Within 30 days of ob- taining consent of delegate of the Treasurer. Solicitors: Messrs. Pavey Wilson & Cohen, 360 Collins st.. Melbourne. For further particulars or application to inspect apply the Auctioneers. ALEX. SCOTT & CO. PTY. LTD., Dandenong. Warragul, and branches.50
  • 5 May 1945, COUNTRY AUCTIONS: MONDAY NEXT. At Half-past Two O'clock. On the Property, UPPER BEACONSFIELD ROAD. FINAL NOTICE. - EXECUTORS' SALE. Attractive GENTLEMAN'S HOME at Upper Beaconsfield. Under Instructions from THE TRUSTEES EXECUTORS & AGENCY CO. LTD., of 401 Collins St, Melbourne.
    In the Estate Late D. N. McBride:-Attractive Fibro-cement Gentleman's Home. 7 Rooms. 2 Sleepouts, Verandah All Round. Laundry, Garage, Man's Room. E.L.. Perm. Water, Every Convenience, Garden. Concrete Paths. Approx. 3 Acres Land. An Opportunity for Those in Search of a Good Home. Full Parts. See Last Sat. "Argus" & "Age." Vacant Possession. Terms: ¼ Deposit, Balance 30 Days' Treasurer's Consent. Solicitors: Messrs. Pavey, Wilson & Cohen. 380 Collins Street. Melbourne.
    Further Particulars from the Auctioneers: Alex Scott & CO. PTY. LTD.. Dandenong, Warragul, and branches.51

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide), 28 Jan 1905, p6.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4416-087 + 086 - David Norman McBride of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman - C/T 4861-068 (PAK-66) + C/T 4416-086 (PAK-78A).
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4861-068 (PAK-66) + C/T 4416-086 (PAK-78A) - Mortgage No 493553 - discharged 30 Jun 1926.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-469 - David Norman McBride Gentleman, Richard Henry Bunt Orchardist, and Leslie William Knapton Orchardist all of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors [trustees] - C/T 5031-153.
  8. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"information from copies of photos - checked Argus, The Age, Pakenham Gazette for information."
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4861-068 (PAK-66) + C/T 4416-086 (PAK-78A) - Mortgage No 551901 - discharged 13 Jun 1927.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4861-068 (PAK-66) + C/T 4416-086 (PAK-78A) - Mortgage No 649255 - discharged 25 Jul 1931.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4861-068 (PAK-66) + C/T 4416-086 (PAK-78A) - Mortgage No 670782 - discharged 23 Jul 1942.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5031-153 - His Majesty the King.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20326 age 69 [par Thomas James MCBRIDE & Elizabeth Mary ARNOTT]."
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Aug 1944 p15.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide), 26 Aug 1944, p12.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4861-068 (PAK-66) + C/T 4416-086 (PAK-78A) - David Norman McBride died on 24th August 1944. Probate of his will has been granted to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401 Collins Street Melbourne.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4861-068 (PAK-66) + C/T 4416-086 (PAK-78A) - Frank Walter Cheshire Bookseller and Vera Mabel Cheshire Married Woman both of 53A Prospect Hill Road Camberwell.
  18. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  19. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  20. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  21. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  22. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  23. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  24. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  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 "D N McBride only as Upper Beaconsfield."
  33. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  34. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  35. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  36. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Aug 1944 p3.
  38. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    GREVILLEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN 1 BED A12 ROSE 12
    MCBRIDE DAVID NORMAN CREMATED 25/08/1944
    MCBRIDE HELEN JOSEPHINE      CREMATED 4/10/1960
    RICHARDSON ELIZABETH HELEN CREMATED 24/12/1975      
    RICHARDSON ARTHUR LEIGHTON CREMATED 19/04/1985.
  39. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "28 Mar 1924, p1."
  40. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jan 1926, p34.
  41. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Mar 1929 p5.
  42. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Aug 1930 p13.
  43. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
  44. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "23 Jun 1932, p2 - probably referring to D. N. McBride."
  45. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jun 1935 p17.
  46. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 May 1944 p3.
  47. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 10 May 1944, p1."
  48. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Sat 26 Aug 1944, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241310291
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214166898."
  50. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Apr 1945, p15.
  51. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 May 1945, p16.
Last Edited23 Oct 2018

Helen Josephine Raws

F, #719, b. Jul 1880, d. 3 Oct 1960
Father*John Garrard Raws
Mother*Mary Jane Lennon
Married NameMcBride. 
Birth*Jul 1880 Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England.1 
Marriage*13 Dec 1904Spouse: David Norman McBride. Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide, SA, Australia, #M221/1041.1,2
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Jan 1905McBRIDE-RAWS.-On the 13th December, 1904, at Flinders-street Baptist Church, by the father of the bride, Rev. J. G. Raws, assisted by the Revs. Charles Bright and A. N. Marshall, B.A., Helen Josephene, to David Norman, elder son of T. J. McBride, Esq., of Christchurch, New Zealand, formerly of Toronto, Canada. At home, "The Manse," Flinders-street, Thursday next, February 2, and Saddleworth, Wednesday, February 22.3 
Land-UBeac*20 Jul 1917 PAK-69. Transfer from Robert Selman Whiting to Helen Josephine McBride. 20a 0r 0p.4 
Land-Note*20 Jul 1917 PAK-69: Mortgagee: Alfred Palmer and Stanley Robert Wilson - discharged 22 Feb 1918. Mortgagor was Helen Josephine McBride.5 
Note*c 1 Jun 1926 David Norman McBride Their house, "Lynwood", which they purchased in Jun 1924 was said to have been destroyed by fire. Photos taken on 1 Jun 1926 show only the chimneys remaining. There was no mention in any of the local newspaper about the incident. By mid September 1926 their new home "Kimbolton" was nearly finished.6 
Land-UBeac*25 Mar 1927 PAK-69 (part). Transfer from Helen Josephine Raws to Caroline Florence Cornwell. 10a (southern part, adj PAK-68.)7 
Widow24 Aug 1944Helen Josephine Raws became a widow upon the death of her husband David Norman McBride.8 
Land-UBeac*10 Apr 1947 PAK-69 (part). Transfer from Helen Josephine Raws to Walter Henry Brown. Balance 10a (northern part.)9 
Death*3 Oct 1960 Bush Nursing Hospital, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D30148 (Age 80) [par John Garr RAWS & Mary Jane SENNOR].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Mary Jane RAWS, Ulverston, Lancashire, EnglandAge 10 months10
5 Apr 1891John Garrard RAWS (Baptist Minister), Gwenholme, Bilton with Harogate, Yorkshire, EnglandAge 10 - Scholar11
bt 1912 - 1915Saddleworth, Bay Street, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With David Norman McBride.12,13,14,15
bt 1916 - 191924 Martin Street, Elsternwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With David Norman McBride.16,17,18
bt 1921 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With David Norman McBride.19,20,21,22,23,24,25
1931"Kimbolton", Main Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With David Norman McBride. With Elizabeth Helen McBride.26
bt 1934 - 1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With David Norman McBride. With Elizabeth Helen McBride.27,28,29,30
1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.31
1954Wilson Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.32

Grave

  • Spingvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, GREVILLEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN 1 BED A12 ROSE 1233,34

Family

David Norman McBride b. 1874, d. 24 Aug 1944
Child 1.Elizabeth Helen McBride+ b. 19 Sep 1907, d. 22 Dec 1975

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Mar 1913, The Rev. J. G. Raws, formerly of the Unley Park Baptist Church, will leave for Melbourne by the express to-day to visit his daughter (Mrs. McBride) before embarking on the R.M.S. Moldavia for the voyage to England.35
  • 3 Apr 1920, Mrs. Norman McBride is spending Easter at Upper Beaconsfield.36
  • 28 Mar 1924, Last Saturday afternoon at about 4 o'clock, Mr McBride's house was burnt down. Mrs McBride had first lit the kerosene stove which evidently was leaking and the stand caught fire. Mrs McBride and Mrs Charley, who were in the house alone, made every endeavor to put the fire out but the flames quickly spread and the house was soon demolished. The total contents of the building were lost, including an amount of new furniture which had only arrived a few days previously and had not been unpacked. The building only was covered by insurance.37

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide), 28 Jan 1905, p6.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1065-896 - Helen Josephine McBride of Martin Street Brighton Married woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1065-896 - Mortgage No 371888 to Alfred Palmer and Stanley Robert Wilson - discharged 22 Feb 1918.
  6. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"information from copies of photos - checked Argus, The Age, Pakenham Gazette for information."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1065-896 - Caroline Florence Cornwell of "Cleadon" Upper Beaconsfield married Woman - C/T 5218-585.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20326 age 69 [par Thomas James MCBRIDE & Elizabeth Mary ARNOTT]."
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1065-896 - Walter Henry Brown of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 6982-398.
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 4278; Folio: 55; Page: 33; GSU roll: 1342022."
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 3520; Folio: 93; Page: 22; GSU Roll: 6098630."
  12. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  13. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  17. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  18. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  19. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  20. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  21. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  22. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  23. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  24. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  25. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  26. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931 "D N McBride only as Upper Beaconsfield."
  27. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  28. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  29. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  30. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  31. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  32. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Aug 1944 p3.
  34. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    GREVILLEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN 1 BED A12 ROSE 12
    MCBRIDE DAVID NORMAN CREMATED 25/08/1944
    MCBRIDE HELEN JOSEPHINE      CREMATED 4/10/1960
    RICHARDSON ELIZABETH HELEN CREMATED 24/12/1975      
    RICHARDSON ARTHUR LEIGHTON CREMATED 19/04/1985.
  35. [S14] Newspaper - The Register (Adelaide), 8 Mar 1913, p6.
  36. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 3 Apr 1920, p36.
  37. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "28 Mar 1924, p1."
Last Edited18 Aug 2018

Elizabeth Helen McBride

F, #720, b. 19 Sep 1907, d. 22 Dec 1975
Father*David Norman McBride b. 1874, d. 24 Aug 1944
Mother*Helen Josephine Raws b. Jul 1880, d. 3 Oct 1960
Probate (Will)* Elizabeth H Richardson. Married Woman. Berwick. 22 Dec 1975. 803/603.1 
Married NameRichardson. 
Birth*19 Sep 1907 Adelaide, SA, Australia, #B789/451.2 
Birth-Notice*20 Sep 1907McBRIDE.—On the 19th September, to Mr. and Mrs. D. N. McBride, of Saddleworth—a daughter.3 
Marriage*10 Oct 1935Spouse: Arthur Leighton Richardson. St John's Church, Toorak, VIC, Australia.4
 
Land-UBeac*12 May 1938 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Arthur Leighton Richardson John Winton Richardson to Elizabeth Helen Richardson. 3a 3r 12p.5 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1950 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Elizabeth Helen Richardson to Frank Leslie Knapton. 3a 3r 12p.6 
Death*22 Dec 1975 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D16/1976 (Age 68) - died while mowing the lawn.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931"Kimbolton", Main Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With David Norman McBride and Helen Josephine McBride.8
bt 1934 - 1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With David Norman McBride and Helen Josephine McBride.9,10,11,12
bt 1936 - 1942Claremont, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Leighton Richardson.10,11,12
1949Alalangi, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Leighton Richardson.13
bt 1949 - 1954Mikado Park, Garfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Leighton Richardson.14,15
1963Wilson Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Leighton Richardson.16
1968Beaumont Road, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Leighton Richardson.17
1972Beaumont Road, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Leighton Richardson.18

Grave

  • Spingvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, GREVILLEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN 1 BED A12 ROSE 1219,20

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Mar 1928, A DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY DANCE HELD AT UPPER BEACONSFIELD
    A NUMBER of their friends motored up from town last Saturday night when Miss Aileen Kellaway and her brother, Harding, gave a jolly dance at their home at Upper Beaconsfield. The night was a perfect one for a dance and the big verandah, dimly lit with Chinese lanterns, an ideal spot for dancing. In spite of the long drive up, nobody felt tired, and the evening proved thoroughly enjoyable.
    Mr and Mrs Kellaway helped their daughter receive her guests in the lounge, which, like the supper room, was decorated with big bowls of roses from the lovely gardens of "Windara." Mrs Kellaway wore a handsome gown of black georgette relieved with a touch of vivid red introduced by bending on the right hip. Miss Aileen Kellaway looked charming in a frock of larkspur blue georgette hooped over the hips and finished with a trailing shoulder flower of pink and sliver. Her two sisters also wore georgette frocks, Lucy's a pretty shade of light blue with floating panels lightly beaded with silver, while Phyllis chose a dainty frock of waterlily green.
    Among the guests were: Miss Phyllis Smith, whose pretty frock of leaf green ring velvet was inlet with tangerine embossed georgette. Miss Betty MacBride, who wore a bridge coat to match with her old rose frock; Miss Lola King, whose lemon georgette was draped at one side. Miss Norah Strahan looked well in a striking frock of pink and black chiffon, defined at the waist with a lattice design of narrow sil ver lace and beads. Miss Molly Morton danced in a frock of almond green georgette, the peacock skirt with deeper satin.
    Miss Jean Couchman's pretty frock of black spotted net and satin was set off with a diamente buckle. Miss Ruth Littleton was in peacock frock of pale blue satin relieved with tangerine. Miss Nance Mitchell chose mauve floral taffeta. Miss Bobbie Blackie's frock of floral marocain over a foundation of midnight blue was edged with grey fur. Miss Phyllis Perry wore jade green banded with glittering silver beads. Miss Peggy Stringer looked sweet in autumn toned crepe de chine. Miss Dorothy Lamble's pretty dress of mauve ninon had blue ruchings. Miss Ailsa Patterson was in daffodil taffeta frock.
    Partners included: Messrs L. Yunckon, Keith Emerson, Donald Armstrong, Jack and Lister Drake, F. Penman, A. Smith, Eric Field, L. Hambleton, D. Littleton, Norman Mitchell, Ken Doery, L. Rowland, and T. B. Dodds.21
  • 19 Jul 1934, Engagements: Elizabeth Helen, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. McBride, of Kimbolton, Beaconsfield Upper, and Arthur Leighton, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Richardson, of Beverly, Barry street, Kew.22
  • 5 Oct 1935, MELBOURNE weddings are taking several Adelaide visitors to Victoria this month. Miss Pat Moore's wedding on October 31 to Mr. Rob Burns Cuming will mean that quite a party of Adelaide folk will travel across for the festivities. Another October wedding of interest to Adelaide people will take place in Melbourne next week when Miss Betty McBride will marry Mr. Leighton Richardson, of Upper Beaconsfield. The bride's mother was well known in Adelaide before her marriage, when she was Miss Raws, and the wedding reception will be held at the home of her brother, Sir Lennon Raws, of South Yarra. Mrs. E. V. Clark, of Davenport terrace, Hazelwood Park, who is a sister to Mrs. McBride and Sir Lennon, left by the express yes terday for her niece's wedding. It will be solemnised at St. John's, Toorak, on Thursday.23
  • 11 Oct 1935, QUIET WEDDING AT ST. JOHN'S. Richardson-McBride
    The marriage of Elisabeth Helen, only daughter of Mr and Mrs D N McBride of Kimbolton Upper Beaconsfield to Arthur Leighton eldest son of Mr and Mrs J Arthur Richardson of Beverley, Barry street, Kew, was quietly celebrated at St John's Church, Toorak yesterday evening, by the Rev Dr A Law. The bride, who was unattended was given away by her father. The lustrous folds of her parchment satin gown fell from a slim fitting hipline to spread in a graceful fan- shaped train at the back, and the bodice was draped with a cowl caught into a square shaped neckline with two tiny bands of plaited satin. A row of tiny buttons, fastened the long tight cuffs of the raglan sleeves. Mellowed to the same tint as the satin gown an exquisite veil of old Brussels lace lent by Mrs L J Balfour, was caught to the bride's head with small sprays of orange blossom which had been worn by the bridegroom's mother. After the ceremony a recep tion was held at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt Sir Lennon and Lady Raws in Kensington road, South Yarra. Mrs McBride assisted Lady Raws to receive the guests, among whom were Mr and Mrs J A Richardson, Mr and Mrs H McCree, Mr and Mrs Ian Richardson, Mr and Mrs J Barnabym Mr and Mrs Norman Coles, Mr and Mrs L Carnegie, Mrs E V Clark (Adelaide), the Misses Margaret and Dorothy Raws, Margaret MacLeod, Mavis Carnegie, Alison McArthur, Adele Martel, Jean Willan, Phyllis Balfour, Alison Reid, Joan Cumming and Messrs John Richardson, Ted Roberts, Eric Ferguson, Roy Palmer and Larry Fripp.24

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 767; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 591.
  2. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide), 20 Sep 1907, p6
    The Register (Adelaide), 20 Sep 1907, p4.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D27102 age 78 [par Jos Arthur RICHARDSON & Eugenie Margaret]."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5888-536 - Elizabeth Helen Richardson of "Bryn Gwyn" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 6202-291.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6202-291 - Frank Leslie Knapton of the Old Gembrook Road Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931 "D N McBride only as Upper Beaconsfield."
  9. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  10. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  11. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  12. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "to Pakenham 27 Oct 1949."
  14. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  15. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  16. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  17. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  18. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Aug 1944 p3.
  20. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    GREVILLEA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN 1 BED A12 ROSE 12
    MCBRIDE DAVID NORMAN CREMATED 25/08/1944
    MCBRIDE HELEN JOSEPHINE      CREMATED 4/10/1960
    RICHARDSON ELIZABETH HELEN CREMATED 24/12/1975      
    RICHARDSON ARTHUR LEIGHTON CREMATED 19/04/1985.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 22 Mar 1928, p64.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 July 1934, p12.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Mail (Adelaide), 5 Oct 1935, p21.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Oct 1935, p5.
Last Edited16 Mar 2016