John Vail Cougle

M, #9583, b. 9 Dec 1824, d. 8 Jan 1901
Probate (Will)* 77/855. John V COUGLE Date of grant: 05 Feb 1901; Date of death: 08 Jan 1901; Occupation: Publican; Residence: Beaconsfield.1 
Birth*9 Dec 1824 St John's, New Brunswick, Canada.2,3,4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel9 Oct 1852 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Aboard Chebucto from Halifax Nova Scotia.
 
Marriage*18 Jun 1855 Spouse: Eliza Symons. VIC, Australia, #M1856.5
 
Land-UBeac*3 Mar 1892 PAK-1A (Application 28640) (7a). Transfer from Maria Gissing to John Vail Cougle. I John Vail Cougle of Beaconsfield Licensed Victualler do hereby consent to the above mentioned application and to the plan of survey lodged therein and to the issue of the Certificate of title in my name for the land described in Contract of Sale bearing date the 3rd day of Merch 1892 from Maria Gissing to me the said John Vail Cougle. Dated this 20th day of October one thousand eight hundred and ninety two.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac27 Jul 1892 PAK-1A l/p2788 (324556). Transfer from William Brisbane to James Keating, John Vail Cougle, William Grieve, William Fuller. C/T 2436-134.7 
Death*8 Jan 1901 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D426 (Age 77) [par Jos COUGLE & Mary Ann De BARBARIA].2 
Death-Notice*9 Jan 1901Mr. J. V. Cougle, of the Gippsland Hotel, Beaconsfield, died suddenly yesterday. Decased had reached the advaned age of 77 years, and was a very old resident. The cause of death was a general break up of the system, accelerated by an attack of inflammation of the bowels.8 
Death-Notice12 Jan 1901COUGLE. —On the 8th January, at his late residence, Beaconsfield, John Vail, dearly beloved husband of Eliza Cougle, aged 77 years, late of Clunes, and formerly of St. John's, New Brunswick. A colonist of 50 years.3 
Village Bell*May 1987The article reads: One of the Hotel licensees mentioned above was John Vail Cougle, born in St. John, Nova Scotia, Canada, who subsequently lived in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. Having sided with the loyalists in the American Civil War of 1854 he was obliged to escape, in the warship "Richmond", and came to Victoria. He had two sons and two daughters. With a couple of partners in 1891 he paid half-a-crown (25 cents) an acre for 640 acres behind the Hotel, but was swindled, because the land belonged to another man who had paid rates on it for years! In 1895 he bought the Hotel for £3000, ($10,000) though his widow sold it for £900 the year after his death in 1901. His son Frank lived at the Hotel and went to school at Beaconsfield and Berwick College. The creek once silted up near the Sports Reserve and the lad Frank was given £1 to dig it clear, which took him six months. He died aged 94. The third generation lived in Berwick in the 1960's.9 

Grave

  • 4-171-A+B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, John Vail Cougle 1901 77 years husband of Eliza, father of Frances Ellen, Mary Ann (Minnie) - Eliza Cougle (-Symonds) 192910

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Jan 1902, COUGLE. —In sad and loving memory of my dear husband, John Vail Cougle who departed this life at Beaconsfield, January 8, 1901.
    Deeply mourned.
    COUGLE. —In loving memory of our dear father, John Vail Cougle, who passed peacefully away at Beaconsfield, January 8, 1901.
    We miss our loving father,
    Who died one year to-day,
    When aching hearts stood round his bed,
    His life it ebbed away.
    We clasped his hands across his breast,
    And kissed his noble brow,
    And in our heart and home we know
    We have no father now.
    -(Inserted by his loving wife and children.)11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P0 unit 990, item 77/855
    VPRS 28/ P2 unit 569, item 77/855 (closed S11 - not digitised)
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 313, item 77/855.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jan 1901, p9.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, various trees.
  5. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Application File 28640. The land was split into two allotments, one measuring 7 acres, the other measuring 36a 2r 38 5/10p.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2273-430 - James John Keating John Vail Cougle James Good William Grieve and William Fuller - C/T 2436-134.
  8. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Jan 1901, p2.
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "056-1987 p10 by John Milligan."
  10. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-171-B     Cougle     John Vail     M     77     9/01/1901     347
    4-171-B     Cougle     Eliza     F     91     12/06/1929     805
    4-171-A     Cougle     F.E.     F     62     14/12/1921     685
    4-171-A     Cougle     Mary A.     F     72     5/07/1934     913
    4-105-A     Cougle     A.J.     M     73     20/09/1940     1056
    Cougle      John Vail     1901     77     hus/ Eliza, f/ Frances Ellen,Mary Ann (Minnie)     bw0689
    Cougle      Frances Ellen     1921     62     dau/ John Vail & Eliza     bw0689
    Cougle      Eliza (-Symonds)1929     92     wife/ John Vail, mother/ Frances Ellen,Mary Ann     bw0689
    Cougle      Mary Ann "Minnie" 1934     72     dau/ John Vail & Eliza     bw0689
    Cougle      Arthur John     1940     73          bw0760.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 8 Jan 1902, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9623196
Last Edited3 Apr 2018

George Sherman

M, #9590, b. 1837, d. 1886
Birth*1837 
Marriage*1859 Spouse: Elizabeth Robb. VIC, Australia, #M272.1
 
Death*1886 Mansfield, VIC, Australia, #D6054 (Age 49) [par George SHERMAN & Annie THORNTON].2 

Family

Elizabeth Robb b. 1842, d. 1912
Children 1.Emma Jane Sherman+ b. 1870, d. 26 Apr 1954
 2.Jessie Isabella Sherman+ b. 1872, d. 22 Jan 1916

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse Elizabeth ROBB."
Last Edited13 Jul 2017

Elizabeth Robb

F, #9591, b. 1842, d. 1912
Married NameSherman. 
Birth*1842 
Marriage*1859 Spouse: George Sherman. VIC, Australia, #M272.1
 
Widow1886Elizabeth Robb became a widow upon the death of her husband George Sherman.2 
Death*1912 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D13683 (Age 70) [par William ROBB & Elizabeth WILSON].1 

Family

George Sherman b. 1837, d. 1886
Children 1.Emma Jane Sherman+ b. 1870, d. 26 Apr 1954
 2.Jessie Isabella Sherman+ b. 1872, d. 22 Jan 1916

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse Elizabeth ROBB."
Last Edited13 Jul 2017

Emma Jane Sherman

F, #9592, b. 1870, d. 26 Apr 1954
Father*George Sherman b. 1837, d. 1886
Mother*Elizabeth Robb b. 1842, d. 1912
Married NameSawers.1 
Birth*1870 Mansfield, VIC, Australia, #B3438.1 
Marriage*1888 Spouse: Henry Thomas Sawers. VIC, Australia, #M6625.1
 
Widow31 Oct 1917Emma Jane Sherman became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Thomas Sawers.2 
Death*26 Apr 1954 Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #D4120 (Age 84) [par George SHERMAN & Elizabeth ROBB].3 
Death-Notice*28 Apr 1954SAWERS, Emma Jane. - On April 26, at her residence, 4 Perry crescent, West Brunswick, beloved wife of the late Henry Thomas, loved mother of Ida (Mrs. Murphy), Stanley (late 1st A.I.F., deceased), and Raymond, loving mother-in-law of Valda, and dearly loved Gran of Jean, aged 84 years.4 

Family

Henry Thomas Sawers b. 1862, d. 31 Oct 1917
Child 1.Sydney Stanley Sawers b. 1892, d. 19 Jul 1916

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Apr 1954, p12.
Last Edited25 Feb 2019

Henry Thomas Sawers

M, #9593, b. 1862, d. 31 Oct 1917
Birth*1862 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #B20240 [par Ezekial Petgr & Frances El EVANS] - indexed as LAWERS.1 
Marriage*1888 Spouse: Emma Jane Sherman. VIC, Australia, #M6625.1
 
Death*31 Oct 1917 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D13179 (Age 55) [par Ezekiel Petgrave SAWERS & Frances EVANS].2 
Death-Notice*1 Nov 1917SAWERS.—On the 31st October, at Melbourne Hospital, Henry Thomas, beloved husband of E. Sawers, and father of Mrs. R. Murphy, Raymond, and the late Private S. Sawers, brother of Samuel and Charles, Mrs. J. Robertson, Mrs. T. Wright, M. C. Hayes, and Mrs. A. Cuddy, aged 54.3 

Family

Emma Jane Sherman b. 1870, d. 26 Apr 1954
Child 1.Sydney Stanley Sawers b. 1892, d. 19 Jul 1916

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Nov 1917, p1.
Last Edited25 Feb 2019

Sydney Stanley Sawers

M, #9594, b. 1892, d. 19 Jul 1916
Father*Henry Thomas Sawers b. 1862, d. 31 Oct 1917
Mother*Emma Jane Sherman b. 1870, d. 26 Apr 1954
Related* Walter Gordon Heppner they were cousins. 
Birth*1892 Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, #B34630.1 
Death*19 Jul 1916 France killed in Action. 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Jul 1918, SAWERS.—In sad and loving memory of our dear brother, Stanley, killed in action 19th July 1916, aged 23 years.
    Do not ask if we miss him,
    As it dawns another year,
    In our lonely hours of thinking,
    Thoughts of him are ever ever dear.
    —Inserted by loving sister, Ida (Mrs. R. Murphy) and brother Raymond.
    SAWERS. — In loving memory of Private Stanley Sawers, much loved son of the late H. T. Sawers, and E. Sawers, "Lovelands," Birchup, late of Pakenham South, killed in France 19th July, 1916, previously reported missing. Deeply mourned.
    Something seems gone from the sunshine, dear,
    Something from the song of the birds;
    There's a pain deep down in my heart,
    A sorrow too great for words.
    But I am proud that you answered the call, dear,
    Your country and loved ones to save;
    You have finished your part, I must still keep on,
    Trying, like you, to be brave.
    — Inserted by his loving mother, E. Sawers.2

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 19 Jul 1918, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155134885
Last Edited25 Feb 2019
 

NOTE

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