George Gunn

M, #8252, b. 1830, d. 14 Mar 1878
Birth*1830 Suffolk, England. 
Marriage*Jun 1851 Spouse: Mary Osboldstone. Ipswich, Suffolk, England, Jun Q [Ipswich] 12 481.1
 
Death*14 Mar 1878 Prahran, VIC, Australia, 1878/#D2990 (Age 48), born Suffolk [par John GUNN & Charlotte].2 
Death-Notice*15 Mar 1878GUNN-On the 14th inst, after 10 weeks' illness, at his residence, Commercial road, Prahran, Mr George Gunn, omnibus and waggonette proprietor, aged 48 years.3 
Death-Notice16 Mar 1878THE Friends of the late Mr. GEORGE GUNN, omnibus and waggonette proprietor, are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the St. Kilda Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his residence, Commercial road, Prahran, THIS DAY (Saturday), 16th inst, at 3 o'clock p.m.
JOHN ROMANIS, undertaker, Of Toorak road, South Yarra, and 236 Chapel street, Windsor.4
 
Probate (Will)*11 Apr 1878 George Gunn. Omnibus Proprietor. Prahran. 14 Mar 1878. 17/376. No mention of real estate in UB.5 
Land-UBeac*b 1879George Gunn selected land from the Crown. PAK-188. 20a 0r 0p - License 348/49. Govt Land Sale 5085 13 May 1879. Upset price £1/ac, valued £46 4s. Selected by Geo. GUNN. Crown Grant to Walter CAVALIER. 
Land-UBeacb May 1879 PAK-188. Transfer from George Gunn to Walter Cavalier. 20a 0r 0p - License 348/49. Govt Land Sale 5085 13 May 1879. Upset price £1/ac, valued £46 4s. Selected by Geo. GUNN. Crown Grant to Walter CAVALIER.6 

Grave

  • Independent, Compartment B, Grave 077, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Family grave of G GUNN. George Gunn, died at his residence Commercial Road, Prahran after 10 weeks painful illness 14.3.1878 age 487

Family

Mary Osboldstone b. 1824, d. 16 Sep 1883
Child 1.George William Gunn+ b. 1858, d. 30 Dec 1888

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Mar 1878, DEATH OF MR. GEORGE GUNN.
    It is with feelings of deep regret that we have to record the decease of Mr. George Gunn, who, after a lingering illness of over ten weeks, expired on Thursday evening at 20 minutes past seven o'clock, at his residence, Commercial-road. The respect in which Mr. Gunn was held was of no ordinary character. His straightforward and thorough manly style of dealing with the many with whom he came into contact, whether in business transactions or in his private capacity, won for him the goodwill of all. A few remarks of his career will not be out of place. Deceased was a native of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, and arrived in the colony some 25 or 26 years ago, at the time when the gold mania allured so many thousands from every corner of the globe. Not being one of the few who amassed unfold wealth in a few days, he located himself in Richmond for a short time, but eventually removed to his late residence in Prahran, where he remained to the last. To old residents, Mr. Gunn's enterprise was well-known. From his commencement as horse dealer, he gradually extended his operations to that of livery stables keeper. His energy was untiring, and his capacious and well-balanced head speedily enabled him to become the largest proprietor of cabs and waggonettees in the district. As his operations extended, so Mr. Gunn showed that he possessed all the requisite talent for its management, and eight years ago he entered into an arrangement with the Melbourne Railway Company to run buses to Camberwell and Kew, which arrangements are still in existence, he then started buses from the South Yarra Railway Station to Toorak, and vice-versa, following up his ever extending business to the line between South Yarra and St. Kilda. The latter was a great convenience to the residents of these districts, but the crowning action to his indemitable perseverance and energy was the inauguration of a line of waggonettee and buses to Melbourne at half the ordinary fares. There were but few who augured a successful issue, but Mr. Gunn calculated his chances well, and he had the proud satisfaction of seeing his speculation fully answer the results he anticipated. The people of Prahran are under a lasting debt of gratitude to the deceased in his determined stand against the grasping monopoly of the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Company, and if good wishes could have spared him to enjoy the fruits of his labours, most assuredly he had them. Up to the last he retained full possession of his mental faculties, but feeling that his end was nigh, he, a week ago, disposed of a portion of his business to the Melbourne Omnibus Company at a good round figure, Mr Gunn has passed away at the comparatively early age of 48, leaving behind him a wife and two children, to sorrowfully lament the loss of a good husband and kind father. The funeral will take place to day, at three o'clock, and will be under the management of Mr. Romanis, of South Yarra.8
  • 1 May 1879, Parish of Pakenham, county of Mornington, 49th Section blocks of Geo Gunn, deceased, Geo Gunn jun , and Jno Masters. Upset price £1 per acre, charge for survey, £1
    Lot 41, area 20 acres Allotment 188, valuation, £46 4s
    Lot 42, area 19a 3r 35p , Allotment 187 , valuation, £46 4s.
    Parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington
    Lot 43 area 19a 3r 31p , Allotment 37, Section C, valuation £70 10s.9
  • 20 Jun 1879, License Cancelled because land sold10,11

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "spouse Mary Osboldstone."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Mar 1878, p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Mar 1878, p1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 202; VPRS 28/P2, unit 76; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 38.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-961 - Walter Cavalier of Prahran.
  7. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 16 Mar 1878, p2.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 May 1879, p8.
  10. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
  11. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "Gazette 63, 20 Jun 1879, p1568."
Last Edited25 Aug 2016

George William Gunn

M, #8253, b. 1858, d. 30 Dec 1888
Father*George Gunn b. 1830, d. 14 Mar 1878
Mother*Mary Osboldstone b. 1824, d. 16 Sep 1883
Probate (Will)* George W. Gunn. Butcher. Malvern. 30 Dec 1888. 38/711.1 
Birth*1858 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B1296.2 
Marriage*1878 Spouse: Charlotte Emily Watmor. VIC, Australia, #M2482.3
 
Land-UBeac*b 1879George William Gunn selected land from the Crown. PAK-187. 19a 3r 35p - License 349/49. Govt Land Sale 5085 13 May 1879. Upset price £1/ac, valued £46 4s. Selected by Geo. GUNN jun. Crown Grant to Walter CAVALIER.4 
Govt Gazette3 Jan 1879The article reads: New Licenses under Land Act Approved.5 
Land-UBeac*b May 1879 PAK-187. Transfer from George William Gunn to Walter Cavalier. 19a 3r 35p - License 349/49. Govt Land Sale 5085 13 May 1879. Upset price £1/ac, valued £46 4s. Selected by Geo. GUNN jun. Crown Grant to Walter CAVALIER.4,6 
Govt Gazette*20 Jun 1879The article reads: License Cancelled because land sold.7,8 
Death*30 Dec 1888 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D11961 (Age 30) [par George GUNN & Mary OSBOLDSTONE] - as George William GUNN.9 
Death-Notice*31 Dec 1888GUNN —On the 30th inst., High-street, Malvern George Gunn, aged 30 years.
THE Friends of the late Mr. GEORGE WILLIAM GUNN, son of the late George Gunn, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment in the St. Kilda Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence, High-street, Malvern, THIS DAY (Monday, 31st inst.), at 4 o'clock.10
 

Grave

  • Independent, Compartment B, Grave 079, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 May 1879, Parish of Pakenham, county of Mornington, 49th Section blocks of Geo Gunn, deceased, Geo Gunn jun , and Jno Masters. Upset price £1 per acre, charge for survey, £1
    Lot 41, area 20 acres Allotment 188, valuation, £46 4s
    Lot 42, area 19a 3r 35p , Allotment 187 , valuation, £46 4s.
    Parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington
    Lot 43 area 19a 3r 31p , Allotment 37, Section C, valuation £70 10s.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 475; VPRS 28/P2, unit 254.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "indexed as WHATNOR."
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), License 349/49.
  5. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "Gazette .., 3 Jan 1879, p23.     "
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-960 - Walter Cavalier of Prahran.
  7. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
  8. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "Gazette 63, 20 Jun 1879, p1568."
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse Charlotte Walmore."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Dec 1888, p1.
  11. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 May 1879, p8.
Last Edited25 Aug 2016

Henry Brook

M, #8254, b. 1824, d. 4 Mar 1907
Probate (Will)* Henry Brook. Ex Civil Servant. Hawthorn. 4 Mar 1907. 101/866.1 
Birth*1824 Glenhold, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.2 
Marriage* Spouse: Frances Elizabeth Wait.
 
Land-UBeac*5 May 1877Henry Brook selected land from the Crown. PAK-176. 19a 0r 17p - Land File 75/49. Govt Land Sale 5321 on 9 Dec 1879; upset £1/ac; value £67. Originally selected by Henry BROOK, but crown grant to J SHAW on 9 Dec 1879.3 
Land-Note*5 May 1877 Henry Brook, Government Officer Burnley Street Richmond.4 
Land-Note*20 Jul 1877 This allotment has already been recommended to Mr Brook at the local land board of the 6 Jul 1877 - Miss Douglas has withdrawn 26 Jul 1877. Gazetted as withdrawn, land not to be thrown open. Gaz 10 Aug 1877 page 1529.5 
Land-Note22 Mar 1879 PAK-176: A. C. MacKay Berwick states that H Brook has not complied with necessary conditions on his 49th holding Pakenham, requests land to be thrown open for re-selection.
Land Dept asks its officers how does the rent stand? - answer paid to 1.6.1879.4 
Land-Note2 May 1879 Appears at land board at Melbourne. Copy of notes of evidence: MacKay does not appear to substantiate his statements. Brook states that he is and has been prepared to make the improvements but security of labour has prevented his hitherto having the improvements made, but is now prepared to have them carried out. Bona fide. Recommend renewal. Improvements will then be made within term of new license.4 
Widower6 Oct 1879He became a widower upon the death of his wife Frances Elizabeth Wait.6 
Land-UBeac*b 9 Dec 1879 PAK-176. Transfer from Henry Brook to Joseph Shaw. 19a 0r 17p - Land File 75/49. Govt Land Sale 5321 on 9 Dec 1879; upset £1/ac; value £67. Originally selected by Henry BROOK, but crown grant to J SHAW on 9 Dec 1879.3,7 
Death*4 Mar 1907 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D1565 (Age 83) [par William BROOK & Ann].8 
Death-Notice*5 Mar 1907BROOK -On the 4th March at 166 Glenferrie-road, Glenferrie, Henry Brook, the beloved father of William, Edgar and Reginald Brook, late of Chief Secretary's department, formerly of Glenhold, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, aged 83 years. Home papers please copy. (Interred March 4.)2 

Grave

  • C/E D 0112, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Apr 1879, Hearings against Forfeiture of Licenses on 2 May 187910
  • 20 Jun 1879, 20/06/1879 New Licenses under Land Act Approved
    18/07/1879 New Licenses under Land Act Approved
    9 Jan 1880 Licenses Revoked, Cancelled or Declared Void11
  • 9 Mar 1907, THE Sons of the late HENRY BROOK beg to return THANKS to their numerous friends for kind sympathy during their sad bereavement; also Dr. Wilkinson and Nurse Goulstone for unremitting attention.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 1319; VPRS 28/P2, unit 793.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1907, p1.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3886     
    75/49 HENRY BROOK PAKENHAM 176 19--3--33. 1877 - 1879.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3886
    75/49 HENRY BROOK PAKENHAM 176 19--3--33. 1877 - 1879.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 244/49 - VPRS 5357-P0-3794.
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1166-169 - Joseph Shaw of East St Kilda.
  8. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  9. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  10. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "18 Apr 1879, p861."
  11. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Mar 1907, p13.
Last Edited30 Nov 2017

Joseph Shaw

M, #8255, b. 1826, d. 13 Nov 1887
Probate (Will)* Joseph Shaw. Esquire. East St Kilda. 13 Nov 1887. 35/816. His 15-month account lists sales for his land at PAK on 18 Aug 1888 for £156.16.6 and his property at Berwick on 27 Apr 1888 for £502.11.2.1 
Birth*1826 
Marriage*1862 Spouse: Ellen Neal Cresswell. VIC, Australia, #M2325.2
 
Land-UBeac*1877Joseph Shaw selected land from the Crown. PAK-169. 19a 3r 16p - Land File 876/49. Govt Land Sale 5074 on 30 Apr 1879; upset £1/ac; value £73 10s. Selected J. SHAW.3,4 
Govt Gazette*1879The article reads: SHAW, Joseph. Pakenham Gazetted. 3/01/1879 New Licenses under Land Act Approved. 30/05/1879 Licenses under Land Act Cancelled or Declared Void.5 
Land-Berwick*30 Sep 1879 BER-26. Transfer from Willoughby Curtois to Joseph Shaw. 16a 0r 34p.6 
Land-UBeac*b 9 Dec 1879 PAK-176. Transfer from Henry Brook to Joseph Shaw. 19a 0r 17p - Land File 75/49. Govt Land Sale 5321 on 9 Dec 1879; upset £1/ac; value £67. Originally selected by Henry BROOK, but crown grant to J SHAW on 9 Dec 1879.7,8 
Death*13 Nov 1887 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D15756 (Age 61) [par John SHAW & Harriet EADE].2 
Death-Notice*14 Nov 1887SHAW.—On the 13th inst., at Olivone, Westbury-street, St. Kilda, Joseph Shaw, aged 61.9 
Land-UBeac3 May 1888 PAK-176. Transfer from Joseph Shaw to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd. 19a 0r 17p - Memo No 7866. The Trustees, Executors and Agency Company Limited of No 15 Queen Street Melbourne, is registered as proprietor of the within described land as Executors to whom probate of the will of Joseph Shaw who died on the 13th day of November 1887 was granted on the 16th day of December 1887.10 
Land-UBeac*3 May 1888 PAK-169. Transfer from Joseph Shaw to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd. 19a 3r 16p - Memo No 7866. The Trustees, Executors and Agency Company Limited of No 15 Queen Street Melbourne, is registered as proprietor of the within described land as Executors to whom probate of the will of Joseph Shaw who died on the 13th day of November 1887 was granted on the 16th day of December 1887.11 
Land-Berwick4 May 1888 BER-26. Transfer from Joseph Shaw to Francois Louis Charles Thalman Biccard. Containing 16a 0r 34p. Sold by Joseph Shaw's estate for £502.11.2.12 

Grave

  • Church of England, Compartment B, Grave 666, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 437; VPRS 28/P2, unit 230; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 130.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3905     
    876/49 JOSEPH SHAW PAKENHAM 169 19--3--16. 1877 - 1879.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-575 - Joseph Shaw of East St Kilda.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 884-681 - Willoughby Curtois to Joseph Shaw of Westbury Street Saint Kilda Esquire - C/T 1134-698.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3886     
    75/49 HENRY BROOK PAKENHAM 176 19--3--33. 1877 - 1879.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1166-169 - Joseph Shaw of East St Kilda.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Nov 1887, p1.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1166-169 - Memo No 7866. The Trustees, Executors and Agency Company Limited of No 15 Queen Street Melbourne, is registered as proprietor of the within described land as Executors to whom probate of the will of Joseph Shaw who died on the 13th day of November 1887 was granted on the 16th day of December 1887.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-575 - Memo No 7866. The Trustees, Executors and Agency Company Limited of No 15 Queen Street Melbourne, is registered as proprietor of the within described land as Executors to whom probate of the will of Joseph Shaw who died on the 13th day of November 1887 was granted on the 16th day of December 1887.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1134-698 Louis Thalman Biccard of Berwick Gentleman.
  13. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
Last Edited30 Nov 2017

James Matson Eves

M, #8265, d. 24 Jul 1928
Marriage*1862 Spouse: Mary Steedman. VIC, Australia, #M2480.1
 
Land-UBeac*b 8 Apr 1879James Matson Eves selected land from the Crown. PAK-157. 19a 0r 2p - Land File 685/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 5058 on 8 Apr 1879. Upset price £1/ac, valued £105. Selected by J. McEVES.2 
Widower1898He became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Steedman.3 
Death*24 Jul 1928 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D10953 (Age 88) [par James EVES & Jane THORPE].4 
Land-Note*24 May 1929 PAK-157: James Matson Eves died on 24 July 1928. Probate of his will has been granted to Henry James Eves of 17 Drumcondra Avenue Geelong Gentleman and Jessie Maud Eves of 30 Central Park Road East Malvern Spinster.5 
Land-UBeac*24 May 1929 PAK-157. Transfer from James Matson Eves to Henry James Eves. 19a 0r 2p.6 

Family

Mary Steedman d. 1898
Child 1.Henry James Eves4 b. 1869, d. 1945

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-498 - James Matson Eves of Sandridge.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-498 - James Matson Eves died on 24 July 1928. Probate of his will has been granted to Henry James Eves of 17 Drumcondra Avenue Geelong Gentleman and Jessie Maud Eves of 30 Central Park Road East Malvern Spinster.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-498 - Henry James Eves of 17 Drumcondra Avenue Geelong Gentleman.
Last Edited1 Apr 2019

William Galley Watson

M, #8266, d. 1922
Marriage-Notice*17 Jan 1862WATSON—CADDEN.—On the 8th inst., at the residence of the Rev. John Nisbet, Hobart Town, by the Rev. Geo. Clarke, William Galley, eldest son of John Watson, Esq., to Margaret Alexandrina, second daughter of the late Alexander Cadden, Esq., of the Goulburn, Victoria.1 
Note*1869 Margaret Alexandrina WATSON - #D1487 (Age 29) [par Alexander CADDEN & Euphemia BROUGH]
Place of birth GOUL
Spouse William Galley WATSON.2 
Marriage-Notice26 May 1877WATSON-WILLIS. -At St. John's Church, Corowa, N.S.W., by the Rev. A. D. Acocks, William Galley Watson, to Jane Ada, third daughter of the late James Louis Willis, of Geelong.3 
Land-UBeac*b 1880William Galley Watson selected land from the Crown. PAK-154. 19a 3r 36p - Land File 982/49 (1880 map)
Selected by W. WATSON on 13 Jul 1880.4,5 
Land-UBeac*25 Jul 1888 PAK-154. Transfer from William Galley Watson to Frederick Illingworth. 19a 3r 36p.6 
Death*1922 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D4552 (Age 86) [par John WATSON & Mary MIDDLETON].2 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1879, WATSON, William. Pakenham Gazetted      
    9/05/1879 New Licenses under Land Act Approved
    23 Jan 1880 Hearings against Forfeiture of Licenses
    30 Jul 1880 Licenses Revoked, Cancelled or Declared Void7

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 17 Jan 1862, p4.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 26 May 1877, p1.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3916
    982/49 WILLIAM WATSON PAKENHAM 154 19--3--36. 1877 - 1880.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1216-145 - William Galley Watson of Melbourne.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1216-145 - Frederick Illingworth of Swanston Street Melbourne Ironmonger.
  7. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
Last Edited17 Sep 2017

Edward Simmonds

M, #8267
Land-Note*1877 Edward Simmonds Mercantile Clerk 61 Chancery Lane Melbourne.1 
Land-UBeac*19 Oct 1877Edward Simmonds selected land from the Crown. PAK-155. 19a 3r 17p - Land File 822/49 (1880 map)
Crown Grant to E. SIMMONDS on 5 Nov 1879. Govt Land Sale 5201, upset £1/ac, value £83 18s.1,2 
Land-UBeac25 Jul 1888 PAK-155. Transfer from Edward Simmonds to Frederick Illingworth. 19a 3r 17p.3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1879, SIMMONDS, Edward. Pakenham Gazetted      
    9/05/1879 New Licenses under Land Act Approved
    21/11/1879 Licenses & Leases Revoked, Cancelled or Declared Void4

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3905
    882/49 EDWARD SIMMON PAKENHAM 155 19--3--17. 1877 - 1879.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-735 - Edward Simmonds of Melbourne.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-735 - Frederick Illingworth of Swanston Street Melbourne Ironmonger.
  4. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
Last Edited17 Sep 2017

Adolph Lormes

M, #8268
Land-UBeac*2 May 1876Adolph Lormes selected land from the Crown. PAK-149. 118a 3r 5p - Land File 3034/19. Selected by A. LORMES. Crown grant to W J HOOD on 4 Nov 1893.1 
Land-Note*23 Apr 1877 PAK-149: Pakenham April 23rd 1877. The Honorable the Minister of Lands. Sir, I have the honour to inform you that about eleven months ago I applied for 120 acres of land at Pakenham and paid survey fees and all expenses and the land has not been surveyed yet, although surveyors had been surveying many times since in the neighbourhood that had not been applied for months after mine & I wish to know whether I can get the land or not as I want to have either the money or the land. I hope you'll give orders to have it be surveyed at once as there are surveyors now in the neighbourhood and you will oblige. Your most obt. servant, Adolph Lormes.2 
Land-Note29 Nov 1880 PAK-149: Application for lease. Improvements
Fencing (60 chains) all fenced except for river frontage ... £60
Cultivation ... £16
Buildings 24x12 2-roomed weatherboard and brick chimney ... £40
Water storage Dam 30x15 ... £4
Other improvements ... £10
Occupiers of adjoining land: Derham and Davis and several others. Lormes stated that he had no family, did not have other employment. He stated that he was a farmer & grazier, but also that he had not adopted the land for cultivation (unfit for cultivation.)2 
Land-Note31 Jan 1881 PAK-149: Please furnish the full and correct method of spelling your name, legibly written, for insertion in the lease of your land in the Parish of Pakenham. Blundell. --- Sir, I beg to inform you that my name is spelled Adolph Lormes. --- Lease approved for a term of 14 years.2 
Land-Note*18 Jan 1882 PAK-149: Mortgagee: Aaron Waxman. Mortgage on lease - not discharged. Mortgagor was Adolph Lormes.3 
Land-Note6 Jun 1883 PAK-149: Application for a Grant. Sir being the lessee of allotment 149 in the Parish of Pakenham containing 118 acres 3 roods 5 perches under the above section, I hereby apply to pay the difference between the amount of rent actually paid and the entire sum of one pound for each acre, and for the issue of the crown grant for the same. Your obedient servant, A Waxman for A Lormes, 181 Swanston Street.
Amount of rent paid £53.11.0; balance due £65.9.0; grant fee £1.6.0; assurance fund £0.5.0; Total £67.
A year later (4/1/84) the balance and feed had not been paid, and the application for grant not signed by lessee.2 
Land-UBeac*b May 1884 PAK-149. Transfer from Adolph Lormes to Aaron Waxman. Transfer of lease.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Mar 1881, LORMES, Adolph. Pakenham Gazetted      
    4/03/1881 Surrender of Licenses & New Licenses Approved5
  • 4 Nov 1882, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13. At Twelve O'Clock. At Knipe's Land Mart. 118 ACRES, BEACONSFIELD
    Crown Title Terms-Cash Within One Month.
    KNIPE, J.H., is authorised by A Jormes, Esq., who resides on the property, to SELL by AUCTION, on Monday, November 18, at twelve o'clock, at his land mart, Freehold, containing 113a 3r 5p , being Section 149, at Beaconsfield, and ADJOINING the WATER RESERVE.
    Upon the land is erected a two roomed comfortable cottage, with the requisite outbuildings. The land is fenced and subdivided into paddocks.
    Further particulars obtainable at J H Knipe's land mart, 84 Collins-street west, Melbourne, where pIans can be inspected.6
  • 15 Mar 1883, Sales by Auction. THIS DAY. By Order of the Mortgagees. PAKENHAM. 118 ACRES 3 ROODS 5 PERCHES. About 3½ Miles From Township of Pakenham, Adjoining the Water Reserve, and Close to the Property Belonging to the Messrs. Officer.
    To Speculators, Land Jobbers and Others.
    BYRNE, VALE and Co. have received instructions from the mortgagee, to sell by public auction (by their, auctioneer, Mr. Robert Byrne), at their rooms, 64 and 66 Collins-street east, on Tuesday, 15th inst., at 2 o'clock,
    All that place of land, being allotment 149, in the parish of Pakenham, county of Mornington, containing 118 acres 3 roods 5 perches (Adolph Lorme's block on plan), together with the fencing improvements thereon. Terms at sale. Crown title.7

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 3034/19 - as Adolphus Lormes of Pakenham, labourer. The application was witnessed by Thos Elmes J P at Berwick 24 May 1876. Lormes was unable to sign his name (X - his mark). Extent of land 120 acres, situates north of Patrick McMullen, selection divided by one chain road.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 3034/19.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), mortgage 4/435 on lease - not discharged.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 373-477 - Mortgage not discharged, Waxman later sold land.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Victorian Government Gazette, 4 Mar 1881, p703."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 4 Nov 1882, p3.
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 15 May 1883, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article190592971
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William James Hood

M, #8269, b. 1844, d. 31 Aug 1935
Father*John Hood
Mother*Nancy Finlay
Birth*1844 Belfast?, Ireland. 
Marriage*13 Jan 1883 Spouse: Henrietta Wilhelmina Heney. All Saints' Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M291/1883.1
 
Land-Note29 Aug 1893 PAK-149: Officer, 29 August 1893. The Secretary of Lands. Dear Sir, A short time ago I purchased from the Commercial Bank a Crown Leasehold in this district, it is allot 149 Parish of Pakenham County of Mornington Vol 429 For 85705. As I would like to pay off what remains and obtain the crown grant would you be good enough to let me know what the amount is and I oblige Yours truly, W J Hood. ---No record of transfer to W J Hood. Per 8/9/93 £22.7.6 owing.2 
Land-UBeac*16 Sep 1893 PAK-149. Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to William James Hood. 118a 3r 5p - Land File 3034/19. Selected by A. LORMES. Crown grant to W J HOOD on 4 Nov 1893.3,4,5 
Land-Note*16 Sep 1893 PAK-149: Mortgagee: Geraldine Helena Minet. Discharged 15 Dec 1902. Mortgagor was William James Hood.6 
Land-Note17 Nov 1893 PAK-149: Blake & Riggall, 120 William Street, Melbourne. To the Secretary for Lands, Crown Lands Office, Melbourne. Sir, We enclose lease in favour of William James Hood for allt 149 parish of Pakenham County of Mornington in respect of which the balance of purchase money has been paid in order that the Crown Grant may be issued. Will you please notify us when the grant is available. Your obedient servants Blake & Riggall.2 
Widower10 Dec 1905He became a widower upon the death of his wife Henrietta Wilhelmina Heney.7 
Death*31 Aug 1935 Old Colonists' Homes, Fitzroy North, VIC, Australia, #D7762/1935 (Age 91) [par John HOOD & Nancy FINLAY].7 
Death-Notice*2 Sep 1935HOOD. — on the 31st August, at the Old Colonists' Homes, Rushall crescent, North Fitzroy, William James, husband of the late Henrietta Wilhelmina Hood, aged 91 years.
HOOD. — The Friends of the late WILLIAM JAMES HOOD are informed that his funeral will leave the Old Colonists' Homes, Rushall crescent, North Fitzroy, THIS DAY (Monday, 2nd September), at 10 a.m. for the Berwick Cemetery.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1922 - 1934Old Colonists Home, Rushall Crescent, Clifton Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation.9,10

Grave

  • 4-176-A+B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia11

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 3034/19.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 373-477 - William James Hood of Sherwood Officer Gentleman (transfer from Commercial Bank).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2515-811 - William James Hood of Officer Gentleman.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 3034/19.20.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2515-811 - Mortgage 151196 to Geraldine Helena Minet. Discharged 15 Dec 1902.
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 2 Sep 1935, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11763291
  9. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  10. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  11. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-176-B Hood H.W. F 51     12/12/1905 400
    4-176-A Hood W.James M 91 2/09/1935 938.
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Henry Plow Kane

M, #8274, b. 1825, d. 11 Nov 1893
Father*Benjamin Kane b. 1801, d. 1847
Mother*Caroline Charlotte Plow b. 1802, d. Jun 1838
Birth*1825 Corfu, Greece. 
Marriage*May 1847 Spouse: Caroline Jeannette Neilley. TAS, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*19 May 1847MARRIED—At the residence of her father, by the Rev. John Fereday, M.A., Caroline Jeannette, second daughter of W. Neilley, Esq., of Bostella, late Captain of 63rd regiment, to the Rev. Henry Plow Kane, Head Master of the Launceston Grammar School, and Chaplain of Patterson's Plains, eldest son of B. Kane, Esq., Royal Ordnance, Portsmouth.1 
Land-UBeac*25 Jun 1877Henry Plow Kane selected land from the Crown. PAK-193. 19a 1r 23p - Land File 462/49 (1880 map). Selected by H. P. KANE (Minister of Brighton), but crown grant to H R GOFF 26 Feb 1886.2 
Govt Gazette*9 Aug 1878The article reads: KANE, Henry P. Pakenham, Victoria 9 Aug 1878 Notices to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
KANE, Henry P.      Pakenham 3/01/1879 New Licenses under Land Act Approved
KANE, Henry Plow. Pakenham 15/08/1879 Hearings against Forfeiture of Licenses
KANE, H B. Pakenham, Victoria 03 Sep 1880 Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
KANE, Henry P. Pakenham 11/02/1881 Notice to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
KANE, Henry P. Pakenham 14/04/1881 Licenses under Land Act Declared Void.3 
Land-Note*18 Sep 1878 PAK-193: Sir, I was under the impression that I could not conscientiously fulfil the clauses of the Act for self and sister Charlotte Kane, but find that I am mistaken, and that residence for the present is not required. I have therefore to petition, on behalf of my sister and myself, that the Honorable the Minister of Lands will allow us to pay the License Fee and not annul the License, and that the fencing & improvements required by the act will be carried out by us. I have the Honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servant, Henry Plow Kane for self and Miss Charlotte Kane.2 
Land-Note3 Sep 1879 PAK-193: Sir, I respectfully ask that my selection and that of my sister at Berwick may not be forfeited, according to recommendation of Land Board. I have been unable hitherto to comply with the Regulations from press of work preventing my going there to see as to the fencing etc. The Minister may depend upon my abiding by the Regulation, and I hope will grant my request. I have the honor to be, your humble servant, Henry Plow Kane for self and Charlotte Kane.2 
Land-Note13 Oct 1879 PAK-193: Dear Sir, Can you inform me when the following blocks will be gazetted for forfeiture: Plow Jane, Charlotte Kane, H Legge, recommended for forfeiture 26 August 1879. Yours truly W Brisbane.2 
Land-Note*24 Feb 1881 PAK-193: Rhyl, Wellington St Brighton, 24 February. Dear Sir, Having received a communication from the Lands and Survey Department dated 17th of February on this morning 24th, I beg to state that the Rev H P Kane left for a trip to England on the 7th January 1881 and that the Gentleman who acts as his agent is at present in Sydney and therefore I cannot make the necessary enquiries. I will hold myself responsible for the amount of interest due on the same and forward the sum of £4 (Four pounds) early in April 1881. Please acknowledge the receipt of this and say if the time named will satisfy you. Believe me your obliged Jeannett M Neilley.2 
(Previous Selector) Land-UBeac30 Apr 1881Charles William Hughes was the next selector of the forfeited land at PAK-193.2 
Widower24 Apr 1882Henry Plow Kane became a widower upon the death of his wife Caroline Jeannette Neilley.4,5 
Marriage*1883 Spouse: Alicia Elizabeth Bradish. VIC, Australia, #M1803.6
 
Death*11 Nov 1893 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D13236 (Age 68) [par Benjamin KANE & Carol PLOW].7 
Death-Notice*17 Nov 1893KANE.—On 11th November, at Rhyl, Wellington-street, Brighton, Victoria, the Rev. Henry Plow Kane, M A, aged 68 years.8 

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), Wed 19 May 1847, p6.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3792 1791/49 CHARLES W HUGHES HENRY PLOW KANE PAKENHAM 20--0--0.
  3. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "from GSV Index to Govt gazette."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 28 Apr 1882, p1.
  5. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), Fri 17 Nov 1893, p1.
Last Edited8 May 2019

Alicia Elizabeth Bradish

F, #8275
Married NameSutherland. 
Married NameKane.1 
Marriage*1883 Spouse: Henry Plow Kane. VIC, Australia, #M1803.1
 
Marriage*1908 Spouse: Redfern William Sutherland. VIC, Australia, #M9433.2
 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited8 May 2019

Caroline Jeannette Neilley

F, #8276, b. 1829, d. 24 Apr 1882
Father*William Neilley
Mother*Jeannette Maria Higgins1 b. 1805, d. 7 Sep 1881
Married NameKane. 
Birth*1829 
Marriage*May 1847 Spouse: Henry Plow Kane. TAS, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*19 May 1847MARRIED—At the residence of her father, by the Rev. John Fereday, M.A., Caroline Jeannette, second daughter of W. Neilley, Esq., of Bostella, late Captain of 63rd regiment, to the Rev. Henry Plow Kane, Head Master of the Launceston Grammar School, and Chaplain of Patterson's Plains, eldest son of B. Kane, Esq., Royal Ordnance, Portsmouth.2 
Death*24 Apr 1882 Lower Norwood, London, England, Jun Q [Lambeth] (Age 53) 1d 354.3,4 
Death-Notice*28 Apr 1882KANE.—On the 24th inst, at Knights-hill House, Lower Norwood, London, suddenly of congestion of the lungs, Caroline Jeanette, the beloved wife of the Rev. Henry Plow Kane. (By telegram.)3 

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "spouse William NEILLEY."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), Wed 19 May 1847, p6.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 28 Apr 1882, p1.
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
Last Edited8 May 2019

Charlotte Kane

F, #8277, b. 1836, d. 1 Jan 1901
Father*Benjamin Kane b. 1801, d. 1847
Mother*Caroline Charlotte Plow b. 1802, d. Jun 1838
Birth*1836 Portsmouth, England. 
Govt Gazette*9 Aug 1878The article reads: KANE, Charlotte. Pakenham, Victoria 9 Aug 1878 Notices to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
KANE, Charlotte. Pakenham 3/01/1879 New Licenses under Land Act Approved
KANE, Charlotte. Pakenham 15/08/1879 Hearings against Forfeiture of Licenses
KANE, C. Pakenham, Victoria 03 Sep 1880 Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
KANE, Charlotte. Pakenham 11/02/1881 Notice to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
KANE, Charlotte. Pakenham 14/04/1881 Licenses under Land Act Declared Void.1 
Land-Note*18 Sep 1878 PAK-193: Sir, I was under the impression that I could not conscientiously fulfil the clauses of the Act for self and sister Charlotte Kane, but find that I am mistaken, and that residence for the present is not required. I have therefore to petition, on behalf of my sister and myself, that the Honorable the Minister of Lands will allow us to pay the License Fee and not annul the License, and that the fencing & improvements required by the act will be carried out by us. I have the Honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servant, Henry Plow Kane for self and Miss Charlotte Kane.2 
Land-Note3 Sep 1879 PAK-193: Sir, I respectfully ask that my selection and that of my sister at Berwick may not be forfeited, according to recommendation of Land Board. I have been unable hitherto to comply with the Regulations from press of work preventing my going there to see as to the fencing etc. The Minister may depend upon my abiding by the Regulation, and I hope will grant my request. I have the honor to be, your humble servant, Henry Plow Kane for self and Charlotte Kane.2 
Land-Note13 Oct 1879 PAK-193: Dear Sir, Can you inform me when the following blocks will be gazetted for forfeiture: Plow Jane, Charlotte Kane, H Legge, recommended for forfeiture 26 August 1879. Yours truly W Brisbane.2 
Death*1 Jan 1901 Bayswater, London, England. 
Death-Notice*7 Feb 1901KANE.- On New Year's Day, 1901, at Bayswater, Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of the late Benjamin Kane, Esq., of Portsmouth, aged 65. Australian papers please copy.3 

Citations

  1. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "from GSV Index to Govt gazette."
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3792 1791/49 CHARLES W HUGHES HENRY PLOW KANE PAKENHAM 20--0--0.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 7 Feb 1901, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10533610
Last Edited8 May 2019

Benjamin Kane

M, #8279, b. 1801, d. 1847
Birth*1801 
Marriage*22 Mar 1823 Spouse: Caroline Charlotte Plow. St Paul, Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England.1
 
WidowerJun 1838Benjamin Kane became a widower upon the death of his wife Caroline Charlotte Plow.1 
Death*1847 

Family

Caroline Charlotte Plow b. 1802, d. Jun 1838
Children 1.Henry Plow Kane+ b. 1825, d. 11 Nov 1893
 2.Charlotte Kane b. 1836, d. 1 Jan 1901

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
Last Edited8 May 2019
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.