James Clayton

M, #9098, b. 1815
Christening4 Dec 1814 Wellington, Herefordshire, England. [par James CLAYTON & Frances]1 
Birth*1815 Wellington, Herefordshire, England.2 
Marriage* Spouse: Mary Ann.
 
Probate (Will)*21 Sep 1869 CLAYTON James. Effects under £2,000. 21 September [1869]. Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) of the personal estate of James Clayton late of Belgrave-road Rathmines County Dublin Merchant deceased who died 6 November 1869 at same place were granted at the Principal Registry to James William Clayton of Belgrave-road aforesaid Merchant the Guardian during the minority of Jessie Clayton and Frances Clayton Children of deceased two of the Residuary Legatees.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Hyde Park Cavalry, Kensington Cavalry, Kensington Infantry and Kensington Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandHead of Household: James Clayton. Age 36 - Soldier - Colour Sargeant
Member(s) of Household: Mary Ann Clayton, Helen Rosa Clayton, James Clayton.2

Family

Mary Ann b. 1817
Children 1.Helen Rosa Clayton+ b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
 2.George Edward Clayton b. Sep 1850, d. 1 Sep 1916

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    FHL Film Number: 1041616.
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1480; Folio: 891; Page: 4; GSU roll: 87804-87805."
  3. [S187] Familysearch "Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations 1870-1871 Image of 656
    This image courtesy of National Archives of Ireland."
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

Mary Ann

F, #9099, b. 1817
Married NameClayton. 
Birth*1817 Burford, Shropshire, England.1 
Marriage* Spouse: James Clayton.
 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Hyde Park Cavalry, Kensington Cavalry, Kensington Infantry and Kensington Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England(Head of Household) James Clayton;
Age 37 - Soldier's Wife
Member(s) of Household: Helen Rosa Clayton James Clayton1

Family

James Clayton b. 1815
Children 1.Helen Rosa Clayton+ b. 21 Nov 1845, d. 9 Apr 1928
 2.George Edward Clayton b. Sep 1850, d. 1 Sep 1916

Citations

  1. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1480; Folio: 891; Page: 4; GSU roll: 87804-87805."
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

George Edward Clayton

M, #9101, b. Sep 1850, d. 1 Sep 1916
Father*James Clayton b. 1815
Mother*Mary Ann b. 1817
Probate (Will)* George E Clayton. Accountant. St Kilda. 1 Sep 1916. 147/570.
Did not own any real estate, but there was a debt to the estate of £91 from Helen Rosa GOFF.1 
Birth*Sep 1850 Windsor, Berkshire, England, Sep Q [Windsor] 6 291.2 
Marriage*26 Feb 1874 Spouse: Frances Marian Clay. All Saints' Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M261.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*5 Mar 1874CLAYTON--CLAY.-On the 26th ult., at All Saints' Church, St, Kilda, by the Rev. J. H. Gregory, George Edward, third son of the late James Clayton Esq., of Dublin, to Frances Marion, only daughter of Thomas Clay, Esq., of New South Wales.4 
Land-UBeac14 Oct 1879 GEM-D-39. Transfer from Georgiana Caroline Biggenden to George Edward Clayton. 14a 2r 36p - Land File 1306/49.4 Originally selected by G. BIGGENDEN (as 19a 3r 29p), crown grant to W. H. GOFF on 15 Aug 1885.5,6 
Land-UBeac*13 Aug 1885 GEM-D-39. Transfer from George Edward Clayton to William Henry Goff. 14a 2r 36p - Land File 1306/49.4 Originally selected by G. BIGGENDEN (as 19a 3r 29p), crown grant to W. H. GOFF on 15 Aug 1885.7,6 
Widower12 May 1890George Edward Clayton became a widower upon the death of his wife Frances Marian Clay.8 
Marriage*21 Dec 1898 Spouse: Agnes Walker Yeamans. Christ Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M5922 - Agnes married as WEAVERS.8
 
Marriage-Notice*27 May 1899CLAYTON —WEAVERS. —On 21st December, 1898, at Christ Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. Stanley-Low, George Edward Clayton, third son of the late James William Clayton, of Rathmines, Dublin, to Agnes Walker, widow of the late William J. Weavers.9 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac6 Dec 1906 GEM-D-39A.40. Transfer from The English Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank to Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton. 23a 2p.10 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac23 Jan 1908 PAK-236. Transfer from The English Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank to Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton. 19a 3r 2p.11 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac23 Jan 1908 PAK-193. Transfer from The English Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank to Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton. 19a 1r 23p.12 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note4 Jul 1912 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: Agar Wynne Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney. Discharged 19 Mar 1940. Mortgagor was Helen Rosa Goff, William Henry Goff, George Edward Clayton.13 
Death*1 Sep 1916 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D12391 (Age 66) [par James CLAYTON & unknown].14 
Death-Notice*2 Sep 1916CLAYTON.—On the 1st September, at his residence, "Bondi," 2 Acland st., St. Kilda, George Edward, beloved husband of Nancy Clayton.15 
Land-Note*8 Nov 1917 GEM-D-39A.40 & PAK-236: George Edward Clayton died on the First day of September 1916. Probate of his will was granted to Agnes Walker Clayton. The said Agnes Walker Clayton died on the 12th day of June 1917. Probate of her will has been granted to Peter Keane of the Melbourne Trust Limited Collins Street Accountant.16 
Land-UBeac18 Nov 1917 PAK-193.236. Transfer from George Edward Clayton to Helen Rosa Goff William Henry Goff. 39a 25p.17 
Land-UBeac*28 Nov 1917 GEM-D-39A.40.42. Transfer from George Edward Clayton to Helen Rosa Goff William Henry Goff. 40a 2r 3p.18 

Grave

  • Church of England, Compartment D, Grave 0222, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia19

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 672; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 552.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1874, p1.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 1306/49.4 Application by George E Clayton Banker on 14 Oct 1879.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1750-966 - William Henry Goff of Windsor.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 1306/49.4 George Edward Clayton requests that the crown grant to GEM-D-39 be issued to William Henry Goff.
  8. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 May 1899, p5.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1523-443 + C/T 2002-376 - The English Scottish and Australian Bank Limited to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common - C/T 3169-648.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2143-417 - The English Scottish and Australian Bank Limited to Helen Rosa Goff, Widow and William Henry Goff, Jeweller, both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne, Accountant - as proprietors as tenants-in-common - C/T 3249-679.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2143-416 - The English Scottish and Australian Bank Limited to Helen Rosa Goff, Widow and William Henry Goff, Jeweller, both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne, Accountant - as proprietors as tenants-in-common - C/T 3249-675.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-543 - Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney to Helen Rosa Goff widow, William Henry Goff Jeweller both of Beaconsfield and George Edward Clayton of No 349 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant - as tenants in common in equal shares -
    motgage over this CA continued until 19 Mar 1940.
  14. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Sep 1916, p13.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3169-648 & C/T 3249-679 (PAK-236) - George Edward Clayton died on the First day of September 1916. Probate of his will was granted to Agnes Walker Clayton. The said Agnes Walker Clayton died on the 12th day of June 1917. Probate of her will has been granted to Peter Keane of the Melbourne Trust Limited Collins Street Accountant.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3249-675 + 679 - Helen Rosa Goff of Beaconsfield Widow and William Henry Goff of Princess Avenue Caulfield Jeweller - proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 4085-830.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3169-648 - Helen Rosa Goff of Beaconsfield Widow and William Henry Goff of Princess Avenue Caulfield Jeweller - proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 4085-829.
  19. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
Last Edited11 May 2019

Agnes Walker Yeamans

F, #9102, b. 1848, d. 12 Jun 1917
Probate (Will)* Agnes W Clayton. Widow. St Kilda. 12 Jun 1917. 151/489.1 
Married NameClayton. 
Married NameWeavers.2 
Birth*1848 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. 
Marriage*14 Jul 1877 Spouse: William James Weavers. St Luke's Church, Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #M2615.3
 
Marriage-Notice*21 Jul 1877WEAVERS—YEAMANS.—On the 14th inst., at St. Luke's Church Emerald-hill, by special licence, by the Rev. Canon Dickinson, William James, eldest son of Mr. William James Weavers, of Prahran, to Agnes Walker, eldest daughter of the late William Yeamans. Glasgow papers please copy.4 
Widow23 Sep 1896Agnes Walker Yeamans became a widow upon the death of her husband William James Weavers.2 
Marriage*21 Dec 1898 Spouse: George Edward Clayton. Christ Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M5922 - Agnes married as WEAVERS.2
 
Marriage-Notice*27 May 1899CLAYTON —WEAVERS. —On 21st December, 1898, at Christ Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. Stanley-Low, George Edward Clayton, third son of the late James William Clayton, of Rathmines, Dublin, to Agnes Walker, widow of the late William J. Weavers.5 
Widow1 Sep 1916Agnes Walker Yeamans became a widow upon the death of her husband George Edward Clayton.6 
Death*12 Jun 1917 Sydney, NSW, Australia.7 
Death-Notice*14 Jun 1917CLAYTON.—On the 12th June (suddenly), at Sydney, Agnes Walker (Nancie) Clayton, relict of the late George Edward Clayton (late of Melbourne Trust), and loving mother of Walter Weavers and the late Venie Weavers, beloved sister of Mrs. Proctor, and Mrs. Wayland, of Sydney. Address, 2 Acland street, St. Kilda.7 

Grave

  • Church of England, Compartment D, Grave 0222, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 731; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 564.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jul 1877, p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 May 1899, p5.
  6. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Jun 1917, p1.
  8. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
Last Edited31 Jan 2016

Emma Grace Newsham Small

F, #9108, b. 1871, d. 14 Jan 1957
Married NameReid. 
Birth*1871 St George, NSW, Australia, #B5389 [par Jabez SMALL & Emma A].1 
Note*6 Jul 1893 Married Charles Herbert SMALL a cousin of hers. 
Marriage-Notice*1 Aug 1893SMALL-SMALL.-On the 6th July, at the residence of the bride's mother, Balwyn, Victoria, by the Rev. John Hoatson, Charles Herbert, second surviving son of Lieutenant-Colonel T. S. Small, of Caulfield, to Emma Grace Newsham, eldest daughter of the late J. W. Small, formerly of Manly Beach, New South Wales.2 
Marriage*7 Sep 1935 Spouse: John Ernest Reid. VIC, Australia, #M431.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*26 Oct 1935REID-SMALL -On the 7th September 1935 at Holy Trinity Church, Brighton road, Balaclava, Victoria by the Rev H W Doudney, Grace, widow of Herbert Small of Sydney and Melbourne, eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs J W Small, of Manly (NSW) and Balwyn (Victoria) to Ernest, second son of Mrs and the late Donald Reid of Puckawidgee, Riverina. (Sydney and English papers please copy.)5 
Widow20 Sep 1950Emma Grace Newsham Small became a widow upon the death of her husband John Ernest Reid.6 
Death*14 Jan 1957 Mildura, VIC, Australia, #D18174 (Age 86) [par Jabe SMALL & Emma NEWSHAM].6 
Death-Notice*16 Jan 1957SMALL-REID.—On January 14, at Mildura, Emma Grace Newsham, loved mother of Ronald H. Small, of Sydney, Dorothy (Mrs. W. E. Collingwood, of Mildura), and Marjorie (Mrs. W. E. Stannus, of Mt. Eliza).7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942No 1 4 Glen Eira Road, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Ernest Reid.8

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Brisbane Courier, 1 Aug 1893, p4.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, TURNER Family Tree - Owner: RuthHTurner.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#M7647 - as Ena Grace Newsham SMALL & Ernest REID."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Oct 1935, p17.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jan 1957, p12.
  8. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

Christina Patricia Smalpage

F, #9117, b. 1910, d. 15 Aug 1970
Married NameMeyer. 
Married NameHansen. 
Married NameTurner. 
Birth*1910 [par Eugene Best SMALPAGE & Christina BALL]. 
Marriage*16 Jan 1934 Spouse: Karl Fitz Heinrich Meyer. Perth, WA, Australia, #M751.1,2
 
Marriage*1940 Spouse: Joseph Charles Hansen. VIC, Australia, #M951.3
 
Marriage*1944 Spouse: Henry Thomas Turner. VIC, Australia, #M45.4
 
Death*15 Aug 1970 Perth, WA, Australia, #D2991 (Age 59) [par Eugene B & Christina].1 
Probate (Will)* Christine P Turner. Married. Blackburn. 15 Aug 1970. 736/321.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
194919 Marlborough St, Fawkner, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Henry Thomas Turner.6
bt 1954 - 1968Perth Street, Blackburn South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Henry Thomas Turner.7,8,9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Nov 1933, ENGAGEMENTS. The engagement is announced of Patricia Christine, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Smalpage, of Cambridge-street, Wembley Park, and Yerbillion Park Westonin, to Karl, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Meyer, of Bunbury.10
  • 21 Sep 1939, NISI PRIUS.-At 10.30 a.m.. before Mr. Justice Dwyer: In divorce: Christine Patricia Meyer v. Karl Fitz Heinrich Meyer.11
  • 22 Sep 1939, WIFE TELLS OF BRIDGE QUARREL
    A story of an alleged violent quarrel which developed over a game of bridge was told by Mrs. Christine Patricia Meyer in the Divorce Court yesterday. She said that her husband's brother hit her and kept hitting her. Both her eyes were blackened. When she wanted to get a doctor her husband prevented her.
    Mrs. Meyer was granted a divorce from Karl Fitz Heinrich Meyer on the grounds of desertion. The case was defended. Fair-haired, attractive, Mrs. Meyer said that she married Meyer on January 16, 1934, and went to live with him in Bunbury. They were happy for about six months. Mrs. Meyer said that her husband had a very violent temper and there were quarrels over matters that were not very serious. During the quarrels, she said, it was usual for him to hit her. Some times the blows were hard enough to knock her down. After the quarrels, Mrs. Meyer continued, her husband always asked for forgiveness and was always very sorry for what he had done. Near the end of 1934 she said they were playing bridge at his brother's place when a quarrel developed. Meyer's brother jumped to his feet.
    "TAKE YOUR CARDS"
    "I threw the cards down," Mrs Meyer declared, and said, "Take your cards; I'm going home." She said that her husband's brother hit her and kept hitting her. Both her eyes were blackened. She kept calling to her husband to stop him. When she wanted to get a doctor her husband prevented her. She said that subsequently she went to Melbourne with her husband. She obtained a temporary position while her husband endeavoured to establish a music studio.
    Later her husband returned to Western Australia. He sent her some money for her fare to Western Australia, but she was obliged to use it to meet expenses she had incurred. She told of letters from her hus band asking her to return, but after December, 1935, he never sent any money.
    STARTED DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
    In June this year, Mrs. Meyer continued, she met her husband on a boat at Melbourne. He said that he had come to take her home. She told him that she had started divorce proceedings, and was sur prised he had not received the papers. To Mr. Bath she said that she did not remember breaking a violin bow or breaking a picture. She did not remember throw ing some glasses of beer about. She remembered throwing the cards down. Mrs. Meyer said that she had a long conversation with her husband in Melbourne last June. He laughed when she told him that she was tak ing divorce proceedings. Karl Fitz Heinrich Meyer said that his wife was very temperamental and would get into terrible tempers. She was continually talking about her singing career.
    SOLD FURNITURE
    He sold his furniture and car by auction to obtain funds to go to Melbourne. He wanted to get the best teacher he could for her. He had never deserted his wife. There was a home waiting for her to come back to. To Mr. Hughes, Meyer said that he had struck his wife a couple of times in the face with the open hand. To "protect herself from herself" he had sometimes to hold her down, said Meyer. He said that Mrs. Meyer was not assaulted by his brother. He had never thrashed his wife in his life. He did not refuse to get a doctor. [The case came before Mr. Justice Dwyer. Mr. T. J. Hughes (instructed by Messrs. Hughes and Gorman) ap peared for Mrs. Meyer. Mr. S. Howard Bath (instructed by Messrs. Eastman and Jenour) appeared for Meyer.]2
  • 22 Sep 1939, DIVORCE GRANTED. Yesterday Mr. Justice Dwyer in the Supreme Court granted a petition by Christine Patricia Meyer for divorce from Karl Fitz Heinrich Meyer, on the ground of desertion. The suit was contested. Mr. T. J. Hughes (instructed by Messrs. Hughes and Gorman), appeared for peti petitioner. and Mr. S. Howard Bath (instructed by Messrs. Eastman and Jenour), for the respondent.12

Citations

  1. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily News (Perth, WA), 22 Sep 1939, p6.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as Chris Patricia HANSEN."
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 1400; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 255.
  6. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  7. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  8. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  9. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 7 Nov 1933, p5.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian, 21 Sep 1939, p8.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian, 22 Sep 1939, p8.
Last Edited22 Nov 2018
 

NOTE

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