James Oliver Walford

M, #1026, b. 28 Sep 1831, d. 29 Oct 1896

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Large landholder. Had Walford Road named after him.
Father*James Walford b. c 1806
Mother*Annie Oliver b. c 1806
Birth*28 Sep 1831 Hackney, London, England, christening date [par James & Ann WALFORD - Letter Carrier].1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMay 1856 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Sardinian left Liverpool 22 Jan 1856
Age 24 - miner.3
Marriage*1857Spouse: Emma Turpin. VIC, Australia, #M3356.4
 
Widower27 Nov 1872James Oliver Walford became a widower upon the death of his wife Emma Turpin.5 
Land-UBeac*a 1879 GEM-C-71. Transfer from John Haines Amiss to James Oliver Walford. 19a 2r 31p - Selected by J. H. AMISS on 25 Mar 1881 - Land SALE 5520, upset £1/ac, value £45. Crown grant to James WALFORD.6 
Land-UBeac*b 29 Jul 1879 GEM-C-47. Transfer from Emily Mercy Ann Walford to James Oliver Walford. 18a 3r 32p - No Land File - Selected by E. A. WALFORD, but crown grant to J. WALFORD on 29 Jul 1879. - Land Sale 5142, upset £1/ac, value £112.7 
Land-UBeac*b 10 Sep 1879 GEM-C-51. Transfer from Emma 'Minnie' Walford to James Oliver Walford. 19a 2r 39p - No Land File - Selected by Emma WALFORD, but crown grant to J. WALFORD on 10 Sep 1879. - Land Sale 5161, upset £1/ac, value £123.8 
Land-UBeac*b 10 Sep 1879 GEM-C-43. Transfer from David Gaunson to James Oliver Walford. 20a 0r 0p - No Land File. Selected by D. GAUNSON, but crown grant to J. WALFORD on 10 Sep 1879. - Land SALE 5161, upset £1/ac, value £71.9 
Land-UBeac*b 7 Dec 1880 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1). Transfer from Henry Butler Joseph Hartley French to James Oliver Walford. Beaconsfield House. The purchase would have been initiated before 28 Oct 1880.10 
Land-UBeac*22 Dec 1880 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1). Transfer from James Oliver Walford to John Thomas Butler. Beaconsfield House.11 
Land-UBeacMay 1883James Oliver Walford selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-71A. 6a 3r 30p - Land File 2949/49.4
Crown Grant to J. WALFORD on 4 Oct 1887.12,13 
Land-UBeac*5 Feb 1884 GEM-C-28. Transfer from George Wharton to James Oliver Walford. 19a 3r 39p.14 
Land-UBeac12 Aug 1884 GEM-C-79. Transfer from Andrew Logan Prior to James Oliver Walford. Containing 43a 0r 14p.15 
Land-UBeac*1 Jan 1886He selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-73. 293a 0r 23p (234.0.4) (59.0.19) - Land File 11914/19.20. Selected by J. WALFORD on 1 Jan 1886.16 
Land-UBeac*29 Apr 1886 GEM-C-29. Transfer from John Brown Nicholson to James Oliver Walford. 19a 2r 34p (or 19a 3r 18p on title.)17 
Land-UBeac20 May 1886 GEM-C-72.78. Transfer from Emily Mercy Ann MacKenzie to James Oliver Walford. Containing 290a 3r 11p.18,19 
Land-Note*29 Jun 1886 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1): Mortgagee: James Oliver Walford. Discharged - 8 Sep 1888. Mortgagor was Grace Somner.20 
Land-UBeac*26 Jul 1888 GEM-C-22. Transfer from Charles Peter Rouvray to James Oliver Walford. 19a 3r 1p.21 
Land-UBeac21 Apr 1889 GEM-C-2. Transfer from Maurice Aron to James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 20a 0r 0p.22 
Land-UBeac17 Jul 1889 GEM-C-13. Transfer from George Frederick Brind to James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 19a 3r 28p.23 
Land-UBeac*17 Jul 1889 PAK-218.220. Transfer from George Frederick Brind to James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 19a 3r 38p + 19a 3r 38p.24 
Land-UBeac17 Jul 1889 GEM-C-1. Transfer from George Frederick Brind to James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 20a 0r 0p.25 
Land-Note*1 Oct 1891 GEM-C-1.2.13 / PAK-218.220: Mortgagee: Mortgagee: The Victoria Mutual Building and Investment Society - discharged 22 Jan 1892. Mortgagor was James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie.26 
Residence*1892 425 Kent-street, Sydney, NSW, Australia, importers of coffin furniture.27
Land-UBeac1 Mar 1892 PAK-218.220. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to James Oliver Walford. 19a 3r 38p + 19a 3r 38p.28 
Land-UBeac1 Mar 1892 GEM-C-1.2.13. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to James Oliver Walford. 19a 3r 28p + 20a 0r 0p + 20a 0r 0p
James Walford now sole proprietor.29 
Death*29 Oct 1896 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D15372 age 65 [par James WALFORD & Annie OLIVER].1 
Death-Notice*30 Oct 1896WALFORD.-On the 29th October at his residence, Umina, Hotham street, East St Kilda, James Walford, aged 65 years.30 
Death-Notice31 Oct 1896THE Friends of the late Mr. JAMES WALFORD are informed that his remains will be interred in the St. Kilda Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his residence, Umina, Hotham-street, East St. Kilda, THIS MORNING (Saturday, the 31st inst.), at 11 a.m.
ALF. AUG. SLIGHT, Undertaker, 182 Collins street. Telephone 410.31 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-71.71A. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge.32 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-79. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 43a 0r 14p (as executors of Walford's will.)33 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 PAK-218.220. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 38p + 19a 3r 38p.34 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-72.78. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. Containing 290a 3r 11p (incl GEM-C-72) (as executors of Walford's will.)35 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-1.2.13. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 28p + 20a 0r 0p + 20a 0r 0p.36 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-22. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 1p.37 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-28.29. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 39p + 19a 3r 18p.38 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-43.47.51.52.73. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge.39,40,41 
Probate (Will)*29 Jan 1897 63/247. Gentleman.42 
Probate (Will)13 Apr 1897 WALFORD J, Victoria, d 29/10/1896, prob. 13/04/1897, Item [19/10193], reel 3026.43 
Village Bell*Oct 1983The article reads: "STONYCROFT" stood on the north-east corner of the intersection of Split Rock and Berglund Roads. We are indebted for information to Mrs. Susan Pitman, the recent resident, and to Mr. Larry Osborn of Nar Nar Goon North, who has photographs taken when the house and garden were looking their best.
The house was built by Mr. Walford (not to be confused with Professor Halford, another early resident), about 1880, as a house for his coachman. At the same time he built his own residence, "The Fernery", on the opposite side of Split Rock Road, 100 yards towards the Split Rock. That house was later moved to its present position at the corner of Salisbury and Sugar Loaf Roads. The two houses were generally similar, Mr. Walford's being on a larger scale with an additional pair of rooms at the back. A central passage went from front to back, with living rooms on one side and bedrooms on the other. At one side of the front door was a bay window, at the other a verandah. The weatherboard construction was rather rough, as one would expect in the early 1880's in what was then a remote place.
Dwelling for a moment on "The Fernery", the journalist "Vagabond" referred to "Mr Walford's capital spring of fresh water" in an "Argus" article in 1885. The "Illustrated Guide to Upper Beaconsfield" published in 1899 had a picture of "The Fernery", and showed the position of "Walford's Fernery" on a map (reproduced in the recent publication "In the Wake of the Pack Tracks). However in the text, the "Guide" referred to "Robertson's Fernery", so presumably he had followed Walford.
A later owner of "Stonycroft" was Mr. Simmons, who sold to Mr. H.J. Osborn in 1919. At that time there was an orchard of 8 or 9 acres, and a still for distilling eucalyptus oil, situated near the creek for its supply of cooling water.
The Osborn family resided until 1970, when they sold to Dr. Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. Osborn were keen gardeners, and established a properly laid out garden. To care for it, run-off water was led in from the roadside to a lily pool, and from there piped to a large concrete tank; it was probably this tank that subsequently gave rise to speculation about a cellar. Later a dam was formed by the creek, and water pumped up from there.
Dr. Bailey used the place as a holiday house, but did not live there. He converted the old coach stable into a garage by adding side walls, but otherwise the buildings were little changed, and became overhung with trees. The garden, once cared for, went back to nature.
Susan and Tom Pitman purchased the property in 1981, with a view to restoring it. They found walls of rough sawn boards, originally covered with hessian, which had later been covered with caneite. In places there were traces of old wallpaper, and in the passage a stencilled border made by Mrs. Osborn.
Tidying the garden and restoring the house were well advanced when the bushfire destroyed it all beyond the possibility of repair. When rebuilding, a site was chosen further from the road, and the style of construction was modern, mud brick and pine.44 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Edward Street, The Tower Hamlet, St George, London, England(Head of Household) James Walford;
Age 10
Member(s) of Household: Annie Walford Eliza Walford45
31 Mar 1851William HUNT, 181 High Street, St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, EnglandAge 19 - servant-porter (born Hackney), possibly employed by a draper46

Grave

  • Independent, Monumental Comp C-Grave 16, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Emma, wife of James WALFORD, d. 27 Nov 1872, aged 43
    also James WALFORD, d 29 Oct 1896, aged 65
    Eliza WALFORD, sister of above, died 10 Jun 1899, aged 7047

Family

Emma Turpin b. 1829, d. 27 Nov 1872
Children 1.John Walford b. 1858, d. 1858
 2.Emily Mercy Ann Walford+ b. 26 Mar 1859, d. 9 Aug 1938
 3.Emma 'Minnie' Walford+ b. 1860, d. 15 Apr 1918

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Dec 1869, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17. Villa Allotments, Inkermann, Hotham, and Mort Streets, East St. Kilda.
    Near the Residential Properties of A. Michie, Esq., J. B. Were, Esq., W. W. Couche, Esq., J. Walford, Esq, and Others.
    MR. ROBERT BYRNE is instructed to SELL by
    AUCTION, on the ground, on Friday, 17th December, at three o'clock p.m. precisely,
    Those two magnificent original Government Portions 161A and B, in villa allotments of about one acre each.
    Note.-Plans of these admirable sites can be seen at the auctioneer's office, which are without exception the best in this part of the fashionable East St. Kilda. Their proximity to the railway and desirable neigh- bours render them second to none for a gentleman's residence.
    Crown title. Terms Liberal.48
  • 8 Dec 1869, HEARSE and MOURNING-COACH.-WANTED to PURCHASE, secondhand HEARSE, and Mourning-coach. State price, with particulars, by letter, J. Walford, 20 Swanston-street49
  • 30 Jun 1873, MOURNING COACH for SALE for one or two horses. Apply J. Walford, 20 Swanston-street, Melbourne.50
  • 10 Aug 1876, UNDERTAKING PLANT and STOCK, with every requisite, for SALE, in large country district ; £850, part cash and balance approved bills. Apply James Walford, 20 Swanston-street, Melbourne.51
  • 23 Mar 1877, WANTED, two good JOINERS, for Deniliquin. References required. Apply J Walford, 20 Swanston street.52
  • 28 Oct 1880, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, BEACONSFIELD, GIPPS LAND RANGES
    This establishment having been purchased from the trustees of Mr William Brisbane's Estate, has been RE-OPENED under the care and supervision of those well known managers, Mr and Mrs Campbell, and any communications to them by wire or letter will have immediate attention.
    Conveyances will meet each morning train, and Saturday afternoon train as well.53
  • 21 Dec 1880, UNDERTAKING BUSINESS in large country town for SALE. Good connexion, complete plant in good order Apply J Walford, 20 Swanston street, Melbourne.54
  • 9 Dec 1882, FENCING at BEACONSFIELD.—WANTED, TENDERS. J. Walford, 18 Swanston-street, Melbourne, or Beaconsfield-house, on Saturday.55
  • 28 Feb 1884, WARRAGUL LAND BOARD A Local Land Board was held at the Athenæum Hall, Warragul, on Friday last, before Mr. N. Wimble, Land Officer, assisted by Mr. Thomas, when the following long list of applications was dealt with : SPECIAL CASES.
    40 Jas. Walford, 294 acres parish of Gembrook; to show cause against forfeiture; withdrawn.
    41 E. M. A. McKenzie, 291 acres parish of Gembrook; to show cause against forfeiture ; withdrawn.56
  • 28 Nov 1885, The Vagabond ... Mr Walford is known as possessing a capital spring of freshwater. ...57
  • 15 Aug 1888, Beaconsfield. Building operations are still going on. The contractor for Mr. Craik's new boarding house is making a great show, and Mr. Walford is having a large number of bricks made with which he intends building a large private residence.58
  • 1 Oct 1890, BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1890. Correspondence from James Walford, stating he had planted a number of trees on his property where there are other trees which might interfere with their growth, and asking permission to ring same.-Granted.59
  • 23 Oct 1890, TENDERS for 40,000 Bricks, delivered on ground situated five minutes from Homebush Station. H. GREEN, care of Jas. Walford, 425 Kent-street, Sydney60
  • 10 Feb 1891, WANTED, respectable BOY, wages 7s 6d. James Walford, 425 Kent-street.61
  • 11 Feb 1891, WANTED, respectable BOY wages 7s 6d to commence. James Walford, 425 Kent-street.62
  • 31 Dec 1892, COFFIN FURNITURE and TRIMMING WARE HOUSE. Fred Atkins (late J Walford), 430 Bourke street, near Kirk's Bazaar, importer and agent for Hickman and Clive coffin furniture manifacturers, Birmingham and Casket Hardwan, of the Meriden Britannia Company, Conn., U.S.A.63
  • 15 Feb 1893, Upper Beaconsfield. BY TODEA AFRICANA.
    At Gembrook, however, I hear that several people have been "burnt out," and a couple opposite to Mr. Walford's; (and belonging, I am told, to him); has been completely burned. It is to be hoped that the loss in this as in the other instances may be covered by insurance, but on this point I am as yet uninformed. Happily this gentlemtan's own residence is safe, and likewise his magnificent fernery-the pride of the country side. This veritable palace of ferns is well worth a visit, and, judging from personal experience, I may venture to say that permission to inspect will at all times be courteously accorded either by the proprietor himself or his representative. For those who have not seen and have had no description of this place, it many be well to state that the dimensions of the shade-house in which these treasures are displayed are (as near as memory serves me) about 200 feet long by about 50 to 60 feet wide. A stream of water supplied by a spring meanders from end to end, crossed and recrossed by means of rustic bridges joining part of a winding path which conducts the visitor through a perfect maze of tree and other ferns of all degrees of rarity, the whole forming such lovely fairy bower with its fresh greenery and its sound of running and falling water, that it seems the very beau ideal for a lazy man; like myself, to spend a summer afternoon, with the latest yellow-back for a companion.64
  • 25 Oct 1893, Upper Beaconsfield. BY TODEA AFRICANA.
    It is gratifying to be able to report that most of the houses in the neighborhood are now let for the next few months at fair rentals. Amongst others, I notice that Mr. Walford's beautifully situated residence, with its magnificent fernery will soon be tenanted. We may therefore look forward to quite a lively summer season.65
  • 4 Nov 1896, Upper Beaconsfield. BY TODEA AFRICANA.
    There is nobody in this district and for miles around who does not know at least the name of Walford. The property, with its magnificent fernery is a point of pilgrimage for every visitor to these parts. In the death of the owner Beaconsfield has lost an old and much respected "identity."66
  • 18 Dec 1896, JAMES Walford, of "Umina," Hotham-street, St. Kilda, gentleman, by his will dated February 23, 1895, and presented for probate by Messrs. Darvall and Horsfall, of Melbourne, solicitors, appointed Robert William Berry MacKenzie, of Middle Brigh ton, Mayhew Alfred Ridge, of Middle Brighton, insurance secretary, and William Sigismund Rucker, of Melbourne, accountant, executors. Testator be queathed the use or benefit of his land and residence, " Umina," St. Kilda, with furniture and effects therein (except all paintings and drawings, the works of his daughter, Emma Ridge, and one-half of the whole of the other paintings therein, and two thirds of the unframed photos of places and scenes) and his allotments at Beaconsfield, known as 28 and 29 Gembrook, together with one-half of the bricks thereon to his daughter, Emily Mercy Ann Mac Kenzie, during her life. After her death this benefit or the proceeds is to be held till the youngest of his female grandchildren (children of his two above mentioned daughters) shall attain the age of twenty-one years when the proceeds are to be divided equally between all his said female grandchildren. The use and benefit of his land at Beaconsfield, allotments 22 and 27, section C, at Gembrook, with residence thereon and furniture and effects therein, together with the personal articles in his St. Kilda residence enumerated above, and one half of the aforesaid bricks is bequeathed to his daughter Emma Ridge. After her death this benefit is to be held under the same conditions as that of testator's daughter Emily Mackenzie. Tes tator's lands, allotment 73, section C, at Gembrook, (12 acres), with house, horse and implements, his land at Lorne (allotments 4 and 5) with bricks thereon, his interest in the Gypsey Park Estate, at Sandringham, and in land let to Mr. Merry, all money in banks and other personal estate in Sydney, are to be held in trust for his two daughters afore said during their lives, and after their deaths held in trust for all his female grandchildren equally on the youngest attaining the age of 21 years. Out of the residuary estate legacies are bequeathed of £250 to his sister, Eliza Walford, and £100 to his housekeeper. The balance is to be invested for the equal benefit of his two sons-in-law during their lives, with reversion, after their deaths, to his male grandchildren equally on the youngest attaining the age of 21 years. Testator died October 29,1896, and the estate is sworn at £4375 real and £664 personal ; total, £5039.67
  • 26 Dec 1896, SALES BY AUCTION. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31. At Four O'Clock. BEACONSFIELD.
    BRISBANE and HANSEN have been favoured with instructions by the executors of the late James Walford to OFFER (through their auctioneer W Brisbane) by AUCTION, at Sykes's Pinegrove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield.
    All those pieces of land being allotments 218 and 220 in the parish of Pakenham and allotments 1, 2, 13, 43, 50, 47, 51, 52, 73, 72, 79, 71, 71A, in the parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington, containing altogether about 600 acres. The land is situated about seven miles from Beaconsfield railway station and two miles from post-office, store, school and church, exeedingly well watered, well fenced, and suddivided and specially adapted for fruit and flower culture. The property will first be offered as a whole and if not sold will then be offered in smaller blocks. The trustees have no expectation of realising big prices but mean to sell. Liberal terms.
    For further particulars apply to Brisbane and Hansen 72 Elizabeth street.68,69
  • 17 Mar 1897, IN THE ESTATE OF THE LATE JAMES WALFORD, BEACONSFIELD. TENDERS WANTED For the Purchase of 70000 BRICKS, more or less, in the kiln, Upper Beaconsfield. TENDERS to be sent to the office of Messrs. Brisbane and Hansen, 72 Elizabeth street, on or before the 31st March 1897. Particulars at Sykes' Pine Grove Hotel, Beaconsfield, and from Brisbane & Hansen, 72 Elizabeth street, Melbourne.70
  • 24 Mar 1897, Upper Beaconsfield. BY TODEA AFRICANA.
    I hear that the "Tower," formerly belonging to Mr. Jno. Kitchen, has been sold, and that the residence of the late Mr. Walford, known as "The Fernery," is let on lease for eight years.71
  • 2 Jun 1898, TN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES -Probate Jurisdiction.-In the Will of JAMES WALFORD, late of Holtham-street, St. Kilda, in the colony of Victoria, Gentleman, deceased. -Notice is given that Accounts in the above Estate have this day been filed in my office, 'Chancery-square, Sydney, and all persons having any claim on the said Estate or being otherwise interested therein are hereby required to come in before me at my said office on or before the 25th day of June instant, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, and inspect the same, and if they shall think fit object thereto, otherwise if the said Accounts be not subjected to the same will be examined by me and passed according to law. Dated 1st day of June, A.D. 1898. R C MONDAY (L S). Deputy Registrar. HENRY SALWEY, Proctor for the Executors, 60 Castlereagh-street, Sydney.72

Citations

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  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, City of London Lying-In Hospital, City Road, Finsbury, Register of Baptism, DL/T/013, Item 019.
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  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3356."
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    1019/49 JOHN HAINES AMISS GEMBROOK 71 19--2--31 1879 - 1881.
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  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 881-116 - Sold by trustees of the insolvent estate to James Walford - C/T 1219-777 This land is discharged from the outstanding mortgages No 21052, 25399, 26224. The title was issued on 7 Dec 1880, but the sale would have taken place earlier.
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  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1337-227 - Charles Peter Rouvray to James Walford of Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1166-171 - Robert William Berry McKenzie of Bay Street Brighton Bank Manager and
    James Walford of Hotham Street, East St Kilda, Gentleman - joint proprietors.
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  29. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 + 1166-171 + 1154-751 - James Walford of Hotham Street East Saint Kilda Gentleman.
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  32. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1971-140 + C/T 1261-009 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  33. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  34. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-754 + 1115-854 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  35. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  36. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 + 1154-751 + 1166-171 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  37. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1337-227 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  38. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1636-058 + C/T 1098-431 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  39. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1139-622 + 1154-716 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  40. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 (C-73) + C/T 1139-624 (C-52) - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  41. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C43 - C/T 1154-715 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  42. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 63/247. Gentleman.
  43. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx
    Photocopies: The cost varies according to the size/format of the record. A $15.00 Admin fee + postage also applies.
  44. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "034-1983, p7 & p8, by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan."
  45. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1841 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 696; Book: 14; Civil Parish: St George Middlesex; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 19; Folio: 31; Page: 13; Line: 21; GSU roll: 438811."
  46. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1851 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 1533; Folio: 190; Page: 6; GSU roll: 174763."
  47. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    GSV website & http://www.deceasedsearch.com
  48. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Dec 1869 p2.
  49. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Dec 1869, p8.
  50. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jun 1873 p8.
  51. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Aug 1876 p8.
  52. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Mar 1877 p1.
  53. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Oct 1880 p7 & 1 Nov 1880, p8 - Establishment re-opened 9 October 1880 Argus 6 Oct 1880 p8.
  54. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Dec 1880 p8.
  55. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Dec 1882, p15.
  56. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian and Buln Buln and Narracan Shire Advocate, 28 Feb 1884, p3.
  57. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Nov 1885, p4.
  58. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 15 Aug 1888, p2.
  59. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 1 Oct 1890, p3.
  60. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Oct 1890, p8.
  61. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 10 Feb 1891, p8.
  62. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Feb 1891, p10.
  63. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Dec 1892 p12.
  64. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 15 Feb 1893, p3.
  65. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 25 Oct 1893, p2.
  66. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 4 Nov 1896, p3.
  67. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne), 18 Dec 1896, p11.
  68. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Dec 1896, p2.
  69. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 23 Dec 1896, p2.
  70. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 17 Mar 1897, p3.
  71. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 24 Mar 1897, p3.
  72. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jun 1898 p10.
Last Edited11 Aug 2017

Emma Turpin

F, #1027, b. 1829, d. 27 Nov 1872
Married NameWalford. 
Birth*1829 Cape of Good Hope. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel29 Aug 1856 To NSW, Australia. Ship Velocity Mr & Mrs Turpin and child, Miss Turpin - 1st class cabin.1
 
Marriage*1857Spouse: James Oliver Walford. VIC, Australia, #M3356.2
 
Death*27 Nov 1872 Hotham Street, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D10636 age 43 [par TURPIN & CHUBB].3 
Death-Notice*28 Nov 1872WALFORD.-On the 27th inst, at Hotham-street, East St Kilda, Emma Walford, the beloved wife of Jas. Walford, aged 48 years.
THE Friends of Mr. JAMES WALFORD are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late wife to the place of interment, St. Kilda Cemetery.
The funeral to move from his residence, Hotham street, East St Kilda, THIS DAY, 28th inst., at 1 o'clock p.m.
JOHN DALEY, undertaker, Latrobe and Spring streets, Melbourne.4 

Grave

  • Independent, Monumental Comp C-Grave 16, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Emma, wife of James WALFORD, d. 27 Nov 1872, aged 43
    also James WALFORD, d 29 Oct 1896, aged 65
    Eliza WALFORD, sister of above, died 10 Jun 1899, aged 705

Family

James Oliver Walford b. 28 Sep 1831, d. 29 Oct 1896
Children 1.John Walford b. 1858, d. 1858
 2.Emily Mercy Ann Walford+ b. 26 Mar 1859, d. 9 Aug 1938
 3.Emma 'Minnie' Walford+ b. 1860, d. 15 Apr 1918

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, New South Wales Government. Inward passenger lists. Series 13278, Reels 399-560, 2001-2122, 2751. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
    New South Wales Government. Reports of vessels arrived (or Shipping reports). Series 1291, Reels 1263-1285, 2851. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3356."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D10636 age 43 [par TURPIN & CHUBB]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Nov 1872 p8.
  5. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    GSV website & http://www.deceasedsearch.com
Last Edited7 Sep 2015

John Walford

M, #1028, b. 1858, d. 1858
Father*James Oliver Walford b. 28 Sep 1831, d. 29 Oct 1896
Mother*Emma Turpin b. 1829, d. 27 Nov 1872
Death*1858 VIC, Australia, #D3282 age 3D.1 
Birth*1858 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B4784.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D3282 age 3D."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B4784."
Last Edited7 Sep 2015

Emily Mercy Ann Walford

F, #1029, b. 26 Mar 1859, d. 9 Aug 1938

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

McKenzie Road named after this family - the road runs along Emily McKENZIE (nee WALFORD)'s selection.
Father*James Oliver Walford b. 28 Sep 1831, d. 29 Oct 1896
Mother*Emma Turpin b. 1829, d. 27 Nov 1872
Married NameMacKenzie.1 
Birth*26 Mar 1859 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B10495.2,3 
Land-UBeacb 1879Emily Mercy Ann Walford selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-47. 18a 3r 32p - No Land File - Selected by E. A. WALFORD, but crown grant to J. WALFORD on 29 Jul 1879. - Land Sale 5142, upset £1/ac, value £112. 
Land-UBeac*b 29 Jul 1879 GEM-C-47. Transfer from Emily Mercy Ann Walford to James Oliver Walford. 18a 3r 32p - No Land File - Selected by E. A. WALFORD, but crown grant to J. WALFORD on 29 Jul 1879. - Land Sale 5142, upset £1/ac, value £112.4 
Land-UBeac*6 Sep 1879Emily Mercy Ann MacKenzie selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-78. Containing 290a 3r 11p (incl GEM-C-72) - Land File 11917/19.20. Crown Grant 1 Jan 1886.5,6 
Land-UBeac6 Sep 1879She selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-72. Containing 29a 3r 13p - Land File 11917/19.20.7,6 
Marriage*19 Apr 1882Spouse: Robert William Berry MacKenzie. St George's Church, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M2588.1
 
Marriage-Notice*20 May 1882MacKENZIE— WALFORD.— On the 19th ult, at St. George's Church, East St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. L. Rentoul, M.A., assisted by the Rev. J. J. Mackenzie, Robert W. B. Mackenzie, E. S. and A. C. Bank, Windsor, to Emily, eldest daughter of James Walford; Umina, East St. Kilda.8 
Land-UBeac20 May 1886 GEM-C-72.78. Transfer from Emily Mercy Ann MacKenzie to James Oliver Walford. Containing 290a 3r 11p.9,6 
Widow19 Feb 1936Emily Mercy Ann Walford became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert William Berry MacKenzie.10 
Death*9 Aug 1938 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D7137 (Age 79.)10 
Death-Notice*10 Aug 1938MACKENZIE. - On the 9th August, at St. Kilda road, Melbourne, Emily Mercy Ann, widow of R. W. B. Mackenzie, and beloved mother of Doris (Mrs. H. M. Kidgell), Elsie (Mrs. A. R. Gordon), Kenneth, Eileen, and Marjorie (deceased).
MACKENZIE.-The Friends of the late Mrs. EMILY M. A. MACKENZIE are informed that her funeral will leave Sleight's southern chapel, St. Kilda road, Melbourne, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 10th August), at 2.30 o'clock, for the Brighton Cemetery.11 

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Feb 1884, WARRAGUL LAND BOARD A Local Land Board was held at the Athenæum Hall, Warragul, on Friday last, before Mr. N. Wimble, Land Officer, assisted by Mr. Thomas, when the following long list of applications was dealt with : SPECIAL CASES.
    40 Jas. Walford, 294 acres parish of Gembrook; to show cause against forfeiture; withdrawn.
    41 E. M. A. McKenzie, 291 acres parish of Gembrook; to show cause against forfeiture ; withdrawn.12

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10495."
  3. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Birthdate info from gravestone,.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1139-622 - James Walford of St Kilda.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1807-231 - Emily Mercy Anne MacKenzie of North Brighton
    The 290a 3r 11p includes GEM-C-72 and GEM-C-78.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 11917/19.20.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1807-231 - Emily Mercy Anne MacKenzie of North Brighton.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne), 20 May 1882, p158.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1807-231 - James Walford of No 18 Swanston Street Melbourne Importer - see C/T 1835-918 dated 15 Jul 1886.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Aug 1938 p11.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian and Buln Buln and Narracan Shire Advocate, 28 Feb 1884, p3.
Last Edited14 Dec 2017

Emma 'Minnie' Walford

F, #1030, b. 1860, d. 15 Apr 1918
Father*James Oliver Walford b. 28 Sep 1831, d. 29 Oct 1896
Mother*Emma Turpin b. 1829, d. 27 Nov 1872
Married NameRidge. 
Birth*1860 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B17579.1 
Land-UBeac*b 1879Emma 'Minnie' Walford selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-51. 19a 2r 39p - No Land File - Selected by Emma WALFORD, but crown grant to J. WALFORD on 10 Sep 1879. - Land Sale 5161, upset £1/ac, value £123. 
Land-UBeac*b 10 Sep 1879 GEM-C-51. Transfer from Emma 'Minnie' Walford to James Oliver Walford. 19a 2r 39p - No Land File - Selected by Emma WALFORD, but crown grant to J. WALFORD on 10 Sep 1879. - Land Sale 5161, upset £1/ac, value £123.2 
Marriage*4 Mar 1886Spouse: Mayhew Alfred Ridge. Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, VIC, Australia, #M464B.3
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Mar 1886RIDGE-WALFORD -On the 4th inst., at Holy Trinity Church Balaclava by the Rev W Charles Ford, Mayhew Alfred, second son of William Ridge, of Windsor to Emma (Minnie), youngest daughter of James Walford of Caulfield.4,5 
Widow27 Mar 1906Emma 'Minnie' Walford became a widow upon the death of her husband Mayhew Alfred Ridge.6 
Death*15 Apr 1918 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D4004 age 57.7 
Death-Notice*16 Apr 1918RIDGE - On the 15th April, 1918, at her residence, Locksley, Stanley street, Brighton, Emma, relict of the late Mayhew A. Ridge, and beloved mother of Mayhew, Arthur, Ethel, and Elsa. No flowers, by request.
RIDGE - On the 15th April, at her residence, "Locksley," Stanley street, Middle Brighton, Emma, relict of the late Mayhew Alfred Ridge, aged 57 years. (No flowers.)
RIDGE - The Friends of the late Mrs. EMMA RIDGE are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, the Brighton
Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from her late residence, "Locksley," Stanley street, Middle Brighton, THIS DAY (Tuesday, April 16), at 2.30 p.m.8 
Probate (Will)*27 May 1918 157/142 Widow Middle Brighton.9 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B17579."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-716 - James Walford of East St Kilda.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M464B."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Mar 1886 p1.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic. : 1873 - 1889), 7 Apr 1886, p62.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D2686 age 47 [par William RIDGE & Elizabeth MAYHEW]."
  7. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D4004 age 57."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Apr 1918 p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 157/142 Widow Middle Brighton.
Last Edited20 Mar 2016

Mayhew Alfred Ridge

M, #1031, b. 1859, d. 27 Mar 1906
Birth*1859 London, England. 
Marriage*4 Mar 1886Spouse: Emma 'Minnie' Walford. Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, VIC, Australia, #M464B.1
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Mar 1886RIDGE-WALFORD -On the 4th inst., at Holy Trinity Church Balaclava by the Rev W Charles Ford, Mayhew Alfred, second son of William Ridge, of Windsor to Emma (Minnie), youngest daughter of James Walford of Caulfield.2,3 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-22. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 1p.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-72.78. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. Containing 290a 3r 11p (incl GEM-C-72) (as executors of Walford's will.)5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 PAK-218.220. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 38p + 19a 3r 38p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-79. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 43a 0r 14p (as executors of Walford's will.)7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-43.47.51.52.73. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge.8,9,10 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-71.71A. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge.11 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-28.29. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 39p + 19a 3r 18p.12 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-1.2.13. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 28p + 20a 0r 0p + 20a 0r 0p.13 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac24 Feb 1897 GEM-C-72. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Egbert Charles Tyler. 29a 3r 13p (as executors of Walford's will.)14 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac24 Feb 1897 GEM-C-79. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 43a 0r 14p (as executors of Walford's will.)15 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac21 Jan 1898 GEM-C-71.71A. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Marion Jane Smith.16 
Death*27 Mar 1906 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D2686 age 47 [par William RIDGE & Elizabeth MAYHEW].17 
Death-Notice*28 Mar 1906RIDGE. - On the 27th March (suddenly), Mayhew Alfred the beloved husband of Emma Ridge, aged 47 years.18 
Probate (Will)*10 May 1906 98/352 Insurance Manager.19 
Land-UBeac26 Nov 1906 GEM-C-43.47.51.52.73 PAK-218.220. Transfer from Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Robert William Berry MacKenzie. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 22nd Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, Robert William Berry MacKenzie is registered sole proprietor of the within Land as Surviving executor of the will of James Walford deceased.20,21,22 
Land-UBeac28 Jan 1914 GEM-C-22.28. Transfer from Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 19a 3r 1p + 19a 3r 39p.23 
Land-UBeac*14 Apr 1919 GEM-C-13. Transfer from Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 19a 3r 28p.24 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M464B."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Mar 1886 p1.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic. : 1873 - 1889), 7 Apr 1886, p62.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1337-227 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-754 + 1115-854 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1139-622 + 1154-716 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 (C-73) + C/T 1139-624 (C-52) - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C43 - C/T 1154-715 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1971-140 + C/T 1261-009 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1636-058 + C/T 1098-431 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 + 1154-751 + 1166-171 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver. - see C/T 2638-568.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver.
    (mortgages registered on this property: 1) 14 Nov 1898 to John Beale discharged 5 Jan 1901 ; 2) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 3) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 4) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 5) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909 ; 6) 6 Mar 1914 to Alfred James Robert, Edward Herbert Smith, and William Phillip Roberts discharged 22 Jul 1920)
    A caveat was lodged on 16 May 1916, which lapsed on 29 May 1924.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1971-140 + C/T 1261-009 - Marion Smith the wife of the Honorable Louis Lawence Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Medical Practitioner.
  17. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D2686 age 47 [par William RIDGE & Elizabeth MAYHEW]."
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Mar 1906 p1.
  19. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 98/352 Insurance Manager.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1139-622 + C/T 1154-716 + C/T 1110-989 + 1115-854 - Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 22nd Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, Robert William Berry MacKenzie is registered sole proprietor of the within Land as Surviving executor of the will of James Walford deceased.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 (C-73) + C/T 1139-624 (C-52) - Robert William Berry MacKenzie is registered as sole proprietor of the within land as surviving executor of the will of James Walford deceased.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C43 - C/T 1154-715 - Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 22nd Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, Robert William Berry MacKenzie is registered sole proprietor of the within Land as Surviving executor of the will of James Walford deceased.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1337-227 + 1636-058 - The above named Mayhew Alfred Ridge having died the surviving executor named Robert William Berry MacKenzie is now registered as the proprietor of the within described land.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-751 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie the survivor of the proprietors is now registered as sole proprietor of the within described estate.
Last Edited11 Aug 2017

Robert William Berry MacKenzie

M, #1032, b. Sep 1855, d. 19 Feb 1936
Father*Robert Berry b. 1827, d. Nov 1858
Mother*Elizabeth Beale b. 1833, d. 13 Nov 1912
Name Variation Robert William Berry MacKenzie was also known as Robert William Berry. 
Birth*Sep 1855 Islington, London, England, Sep Q [Islington] 1b 158 (as Robert William BERRY.)1 
Land-UBeac*b 30 Jun 1879He selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-10. 19a 3r 25p - No Land File. Selected by R W B McKENZIE on 30 Jun 1879 (on newer map as A. K. MACKENZIE). SALE 5126 30/6/1879.2 
Marriage*19 Apr 1882Spouse: Emily Mercy Ann Walford. St George's Church, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M2588.3
 
Marriage-Notice*20 May 1882MacKENZIE— WALFORD.— On the 19th ult, at St. George's Church, East St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. L. Rentoul, M.A., assisted by the Rev. J. J. Mackenzie, Robert W. B. Mackenzie, E. S. and A. C. Bank, Windsor, to Emily, eldest daughter of James Walford; Umina, East St. Kilda.4 
Land-UBeac*19 Jun 1886 GEM-D-10. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Margaret Hodge. 19a 3r 25p.5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac21 Apr 1889 GEM-C-2. Transfer from Maurice Aron to James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 20a 0r 0p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac17 Jul 1889 PAK-218.220. Transfer from George Frederick Brind to James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 19a 3r 38p + 19a 3r 38p.7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac17 Jul 1889 GEM-C-1. Transfer from George Frederick Brind to James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 20a 0r 0p.8 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac17 Jul 1889 GEM-C-13. Transfer from George Frederick Brind to James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 19a 3r 28p.9 
Land-Note*1 Oct 1891 GEM-C-1.2.13 / PAK-218.220: Mortgagee: Mortgagee: The Victoria Mutual Building and Investment Society - discharged 22 Jan 1892. Mortgagor was James Oliver Walford Robert William Berry MacKenzie.10 
Land-UBeac1 Mar 1892 PAK-218.220. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to James Oliver Walford. 19a 3r 38p + 19a 3r 38p.11 
Land-UBeac1 Mar 1892 GEM-C-1.2.13. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to James Oliver Walford. 19a 3r 28p + 20a 0r 0p + 20a 0r 0p
James Walford now sole proprietor.12 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-28.29. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 39p + 19a 3r 18p.13 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-72.78. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. Containing 290a 3r 11p (incl GEM-C-72) (as executors of Walford's will.)14 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-71.71A. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge.15 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-43.47.51.52.73. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge.16,17,18 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-1.2.13. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 28p + 20a 0r 0p + 20a 0r 0p.19 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-79. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 43a 0r 14p (as executors of Walford's will.)20 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 GEM-C-22. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 1p.21 
Land-UBeac16 Dec 1896 PAK-218.220. Transfer from James Oliver Walford to Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge. 19a 3r 38p + 19a 3r 38p.22 
Land-UBeac24 Feb 1897 GEM-C-79. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 43a 0r 14p (as executors of Walford's will.)23 
Land-UBeac24 Feb 1897 GEM-C-72. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Egbert Charles Tyler. 29a 3r 13p (as executors of Walford's will.)24 
Land-UBeac21 Jan 1898 GEM-C-71.71A. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Marion Jane Smith.25 
(Heir & Executor) Probate (Will)10 Mar 1905Named executor and an heir in the will of Rev John James MacKenzie.26 
Land-UBeac26 Nov 1906 GEM-C-43.47.51.52.73 PAK-218.220. Transfer from Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Robert William Berry MacKenzie. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 22nd Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, Robert William Berry MacKenzie is registered sole proprietor of the within Land as Surviving executor of the will of James Walford deceased.27,28,29 
Land-UBeac26 Nov 1906 PAK-218.220. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Charles Alexander Berglund. 19a 3r 38p + 19a 3r 38p.30 
Land-UBeac*26 Nov 1906 GEM-C-43.47.51.52. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Charles Alexander Berglund.31,32,33,34 
Land-UBeac24 Feb 1909 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Charles Alexander Berglund. 59a 0r 19p.35 
Land-UBeac*24 Feb 1909 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Marion Jane Smith. 209a 2r 34p.36 
Land-UBeac*28 Jan 1914 GEM-C-22.28. Transfer from Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 19a 3r 1p + 19a 3r 39p.37 
Land-UBeac28 Jan 1914 GEM-C-78. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan Louisa Jane Bevan. About 260a.38 
Land-UBeac*28 Jan 1914 GEM-C-22.28.29. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Rev Dr Llewelyn David Bevan Louisa Jane Bevan. 59a 2r 18p.39 
Land-UBeac*13 Dec 1915 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Richard Simmons. 24a 1r 10p.40 
Land-UBeac*14 Apr 1919 GEM-C-13. Transfer from Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Robert William Berry MacKenzie. 19a 3r 28p.41 
Land-UBeac*14 Apr 1919 GEM-C-13. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Elizabeth Harriett Merritt. 19a 3r 28p.42 
Death*19 Feb 1936 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D1526 (Age 86) [par Robert BERRY & Elizabeth BEALE].43 
Death-Notice20 Feb 1936MACKENZIE.- On the 19th February, at private hospital, Melbourne, Robert William Berry, dearly loved husband of Emily Mackenzie, aged 80 years.
MACKENZIE -The Friends of the late ROBERT W B MACKENZIE are informed that his funeral will leave St Andrew's Church, New street, Brighton, after a service conducted by the vicar (the Rev H B Hewett), commencing at 3 p.m., THIS DAY (Thursday, the 20th February).
MACKENZIE -Brighton Lowry Lodge No 37 - A F and A Masons of Victoria.—Officers and Members of the above lodge and the Craft in general are informed that the funeral of our esteemed Right Wor Bro ROBERT W B MACKENZIF PJGW, will leave St Andrew's Church New street Brighton after a service conducted by the vicar (the Rev H B Hewett) commencing at 3 pm THIS DAY (Thursday the 20th February). The Interment will take place at Brighton Cemetery at 3.45 p.m.
ARTHUR H SMITH W.M. FRANK DAVIS, Secretary.44 
Death-Notice*22 Feb 1936MACKENZIE.-On the 19th February, at private hospital, Melbourne, Robert William Berry, dearly loved husband of Emily Mackenzie, and beloved father of Doris (Mrs. H. M. Kidgell), Elsie (Mrs. A. R. Gordon), Kenneth, Eileen, and Marjorie (deceased), aged 80 years.45
 
Land-Note*26 Oct 1939 GEM-C-1.2: Robert William Berry MacKenzie died on 19th February 1936. The then joint proprietor predeceased him. Probate of the will of the said Robert William Berry MacKenzie has been granted to Robert Kenneth MacKenzie of 339 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant and the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401-403 Collins Street Melbourne.46 
Land-UBeac*8 Feb 1940 GEM-C-1.2. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Thomas James Newman. 40a 0r 0p.47 

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  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-433 - Robert William Berry Mackenzie of Windsor.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne), 20 May 1882, p158.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-433 - Robert William Berry Mackenzie to Margaret Hodge wife of Frederick George Hodge of Elm Street Hawthorn Leather Dresser.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1166-171 - Robert William Berry McKenzie of Bay Street Brighton Bank Manager and
    James Walford of Hotham Street, East St Kilda, Gentleman - joint proprietors.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-754 + 1115-854 - James Walford of Hotham Street, East St Kilda, Gentleman, and Robert William Berry McKenzie of No 75 Chancery Lane Melbourne Accountant.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 - James Walford of Hotham Street, East St Kilda, Gentleman, and Robert William Berry McKenzie of No 75 Chancery Lane Melbourne Accountant.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-751 - James Walford of Hotham Street, East St Kilda, Gentleman, and Robert William Berry McKenzie of No 75 Chancery Lane Melbourne Accountant.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 + 1154-751 + 1166-171 + 1110-989 + 1115-854 - James Walford and Robert William Berry McKenzieto The Victoria Mutual Building and Investment Society.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-754 + 1115-854 - James Walford of Hotham Street East Saint Kilda Gentleman.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 + 1166-171 + 1154-751 - James Walford of Hotham Street East Saint Kilda Gentleman.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1636-058 + C/T 1098-431 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1971-140 + C/T 1261-009 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1139-622 + 1154-716 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 (C-73) + C/T 1139-624 (C-52) - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C43 - C/T 1154-715 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 + 1154-751 + 1166-171 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1337-227 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-754 + 1115-854 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie of Cochrane Street Brighton Accountant and Mayhew Alfred Ridge of Stanley Street Middle Brighton Insurance Manager are registered proprietors as executors of the will of James Walford.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver.
    (mortgages registered on this property: 1) 14 Nov 1898 to John Beale discharged 5 Jan 1901 ; 2) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 3) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 4) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 5) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909 ; 6) 6 Mar 1914 to Alfred James Robert, Edward Herbert Smith, and William Phillip Roberts discharged 22 Jul 1920)
    A caveat was lodged on 16 May 1916, which lapsed on 29 May 1924.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver. - see C/T 2638-568.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1971-140 + C/T 1261-009 - Marion Smith the wife of the Honorable Louis Lawence Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Medical Practitioner.
  26. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  27. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1139-622 + C/T 1154-716 + C/T 1110-989 + 1115-854 - Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 22nd Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, Robert William Berry MacKenzie is registered sole proprietor of the within Land as Surviving executor of the will of James Walford deceased.
  28. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 (C-73) + C/T 1139-624 (C-52) - Robert William Berry MacKenzie is registered as sole proprietor of the within land as surviving executor of the will of James Walford deceased.
  29. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C43 - C/T 1154-715 - Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 22nd Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, Robert William Berry MacKenzie is registered sole proprietor of the within Land as Surviving executor of the will of James Walford deceased.
  30. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-754 + 1115-854 - Charles Alexander Berglund of Rupert Street Collingwood Civil Servant.
  31. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1139-622 - Charles Alexander Berglund of Rupert Street Collingwood Civil Servant.
  32. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-716 - Charles Alexander Berglund of Rupert Street Collingwood Civil Servant.
  33. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1139-624 - Charles Alexander Berglund of Rupert Street Collingwood Civil Servant.
  34. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C43 - C/T 1154-715 - Charles Alexander Berglund of Rupert Street Collingwood Civil Servant.
  35. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 - Charles Alexander Berglund of Templar Ville Rupert Street Collingwood Federal Civil Servant - C/T 3324-719.
  36. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 - Marion Smith of No41 Collins Street Melbourne Married Woman - C/T 3324-718.
  37. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1337-227 + 1636-058 - The above named Mayhew Alfred Ridge having died the surviving executor named Robert William Berry MacKenzie is now registered as the proprietor of the within described land.
  38. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 -Robert William Berry Mackenzie (as surviving executor of Walford's will) to Llewelyn David Bevan Doctor of Divinity and Louisa Jane Bevan Married Woman both of Beaconsfield Upper - joint proprietors - see C/T 3762-278.
  39. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1337-227 + 1636-058 + C/T 1098-431 - Llewelyn David Bevan Doctor of Divinity and Louisa Jane Bevan Married Woman both of Beaconsfield Upper - see consolidated C/T 3762-278.
  40. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 - Richard Simmons of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 3936-023.
  41. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-751 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie the survivor of the proprietors is now registered as sole proprietor of the within described estate.
  42. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-751 - Elizabeth Harriet Merritt of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  43. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  44. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Feb 1936, p1.
  45. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Feb 1936, p17.
  46. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 + 1166-171 - Robert William Berry MacKenzie died on 19th February 1936. The then joint proprietor predeceased him. Probate of the will of the said Robert William Berry MacKenzie has been granted to Robert Kenneth MacKenzie of 339 Collins Street Melbourne Accountant and the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401-403 Collins Street Melbourne.
  47. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-944 + 1166-171 - Thomas James Newman of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
Last Edited14 Dec 2017

George Crabb Craik

M, #1043, b. 1840, d. 9 Apr 1918

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Had Craik Road named after him. Owner of "Kincraik" Guesthouse in Salisbury Road. Craik Road (off Sugarloaf Road) was named after him.
Father*James Craik b. 1817, d. 16 Jun 1883
Mother*Janet Lamont b. 1817, d. 20 Nov 1889
Birth*1840 Forfarshire, Scotland. 
Marriage*18 Feb 1868Spouse: Emma Annie Maria Lundy. Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M286.1,2
 
Land-UBeac*b 1880George Crabb Craik selected land from the Crown. PAK-72. 45a 1r 22p - Land File 2323/19
Selected by G. CRAIK (no date) on 1880 map - Crown grant to E A M CRAIK 27 Nov 1884.3 
Land-UBeac*b 27 Nov 1884 PAK-72. Transfer from George Crabb Craik to Emma Annie Maria Craik. 45a 1r 22p - Land File 2323/19. Selected by G. CRAIK (no date) on 1880 map - Crown grant to E A M CRAIK 27 Nov 1884.4 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Craik, Geo. boardinghouse.5 
Death*9 Apr 1918 "Sunnyside", Mirboo North, VIC, Australia, #D6086 age 48 [par James CRAIK & Janet McDonald LAMONT].6 
Village Bell*Dec 2008The article reads: Historic Salisbury House (Kincraik) 120th anniversary
In 1888 the South Bourke and Mornington Journal reported that “the well known carrier Mr George Craik was building a 32-roomed guest house in Upper Beaconsfield”. In August that year, a second report confirmed that Craik’s elegant new building, which he named “Kincraik”, was well on its way to completion.
The builder, who also built the Hall, was David Seymour McCulloch. Whilst working in Upper Beaconsfield McCulloch fell in love with Janet, Craik’s very attractive eldest daughter. They married at Christ Church Berwick in August 1890, the wedding reception being held at Kincraik.
Kincraik was no ordinary guesthouse. Beautifully sited with extensive views to the south, it was very comfortable and could accommodate 60 people. It boasted a tennis court, a croquet lawn, full sized billiard table with glassed lantern roof — still present, good stabling — very important before the arrival of the motor car, and the surrounding bushland made it a desirable place to stay.
In 1890 Craik was honoured for his considerable contributions to the community by having Craik Road named after him.
Kincraik was the second large guesthouse to be built in Upper Beaconsfield. The first, “Beaconsfield House”, was built by William Brisbane in 1877.
George Crabtree Craik, known as “Geordie”, was born in Forfar, Scotland. He was aged 11 when he arrived in Port Phillip Bay aboard S. S. Charles with his parents and siblings in 1853. Soon after arriving, the family decided to live in Berwick.
Having finished his schooling, Geordie became a labourer, then a railway repairer, a rather tedious task for this ambitious, and able young man.
In 1868 Geordie married Emma Annie Maria Lundy of Portsmouth, England, whom he met in Australia. The couple eventually had six children.
In 1869 “Geordie” achieved local fame when he and twelve other men organised a very successful kangaroo hunt on Miller’s Flat in Haunted Gully for Queen Victoria’s second son Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. Whilst the Prince was on holidays he stayed at Bowman’s Inn in Beaconsfield.
In the early 1870s Geordie bought a horse and dray fulfilling his next ambition, to become a local carter. Before the arrival of the motor car, carrying was a very important, quite lucrative and respected occupation. All goods, building materials, human and stock food, liquids, produce, animals and humans had to be moved by horses, the only source of power for transport.
In 1876 Geordie selected 45 acres of land, opposite present day Montuna Golf Course, where he built a family home. As her family grew up, Emma, finding she had some free time, began inviting paying guests to stay with them at weekends and holidays, an additional source of income.
The house had a pleasant outlook across the valley. Mrs Craik proved to be an excellent hostess and her home soon became a popular guest house.
Geordie, now realising guesthouses were a very sound commercial proposition, bought 31 acres of Commins ridge top land. Mortgaging the property enabled Geordie to obtain sufficient finance from the Southern Insurance Company to build Kincraik, and also a small general store on the corner of present day McBride and Salisbury Roads. The store opened 1891, but was destroyed by fire in 1918. Kincraik was an instant success, and remained so until the onset of the great depression of the 1890s.
Soon after the family moved to Kincraik, their old guesthouse was rented, then a few years later became a government “temporary inebriate retreat”. The locals called the area “Nibs Hill”.
In 1893, many banks including the Commercial Bank in Berwick failed, as did many land companies. Guest house visitors were few, Geordie was unable to cope with the mortgage payments, and sadly by the end of 1895 Kincraik was taken over by the Southern Insurance Company. Mrs Craik returned to Portsmouth to care for her dying mother, and did not return to Australia.7 
(Mentioned) History At Inebriates Asylum, Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, The Inebriates Asylum at Beaconsfield
On September 30, 1889 the Governor in Council ordered that the buildings and premises situate at Beaconsfield and hitherto known as Craik’s Boarding House shall be an Asylum for Inebriates. Thomas Elmes was appointed the Superintendent of the Asylum on October 1, 1889.
On November 4, 1889 the Governor in Council ordered that The buildings and premises belonging to Mrs M. H. Blair, situate at Beaconsfield, and known as Walnut Gove, shall be an Asylum for Inebriates, to be used for the care and treatment of female patients only.
Inebriates were defined as a person who habitually used alcoholic liquors and could be committed to an Inebriate Asylum for detention and curative treatment for up to three months. Inebriate Asylums were established in 1888, previously inebriates were committed to the Lunatic Asylum. Beaconsfield was the first Asylum to be established, and one was also established at Northcote in 1890.
The Victoria Government Gazette of December 20, 1899 lists the Regulations for the Management, Supervision and Regulation of Asylums for Inebriates. The Regulations covered the amount of food allowed to each inmate; intoxicating liquor was banned; inmates were banned from having money or stamps and all letters were opened before being handed to inmates. Regulations also covered what to do if an inmate became insane (they were sent to a Lunatic Asylum) or died (a letter was sent to the local Coroner and to the ‘person who shall have made the last payment on account of such patient). The Fees were also set out - £2 per week for patients on the ‘lower scale’ and £5 per week for those on the ‘higher scale”
On May 15, 1891, the Victoria Government Gazette reported that Thomas Bissell, a patient was missing. The Argus of July 21, of the same year, reports that his skeleton was found in the Gembrook ranges, about 12 miles from the Asylum.
On January, 6 1892 The Argus reported that an inmate, Francis Key had committed suicide, by shooting himself, after being admitted to the Asylum suffering from alcoholism and in weak state. Apparently his wife was aware that he had a gun in his room, and she wrote to the Asylum expressing her concern and telling them of her husband’s suicidal tendency. In spite of this it appears the gun remained in his room and as the Inquest noted ‘sufficient precaution was not exercised by the Officials’.
Both Beaconsfield and Northcote were closed in 1892, Beaconsfield in September 1892 (see news report below) Another report in The Argus of September 4, 1894 says that the Asylum buildings were destroyed by fire. The owner, Mr Craik of Kincraik Boarding House, had the buildings insured for £700.
The Asylum gave its name to the surrounding area and even as late as 1925 a report in The Argus called the area Inebriates Hill. It is now known as Guys Hill.8 

Family

Emma Annie Maria Lundy b. Dec 1848
Child 1.Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik b. 20 Feb 1882

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 May 1886, BERWICK POLICE COURT, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1886, Before Messrs. Hare, P.M., John White and Dr. Elms, J.'sP.
    George Craik v. Annie Seeley; goods sold, money paid; work and labor done, and hire of chattels £19 12s. 5½d.-Mr. Lowe appeared for complainant, and Mr. Plummer for defendant. -After a quantity of evidence had been taken on both sides, the Bench made an order for £7 11s. 11d. for defendant and £2 2s. costs.9
  • 10 Aug 1887, BERWICK POLICE COURT, FRIDAY, August 5, 1887. Before Messers. F. Hare, P. M., Jas Wilson and Chas. Souter, J.'s P. — Shire of Berwick v. George Craik ; rates, £4 13s. Settled.10
  • 9 Nov 1887, Application of George Craik for a stage carriage license was granted. The application of John Glismann for stage carriage license was granted. J. Johnston's application for stage carriage licence was also granted.11
  • 20 Jun 1888, A number of buildings are being erected here just now. Contractor Dight, of Fitzroy, has just finished a very handsome villa for the hon. L. L. Smith, and another contractor is busy erecting a large boarding house for Mr. George Craik, the well known carrier. This house is to contain thirty-two rooms, and will be a great addition to the district. There are also a number of private places going up and the carpenters seem to be reaping a good harvest.12
  • 15 Aug 1888, Beaconsfield. Building operations are still going on. The contractor for Mr. Craik's new boarding house is making a great show, and Mr. Walford is having a large number of bricks made with which he intends building a large private residence.13
  • 3 Nov 1888, BEACONSFIELD - 46 ACRES 76 Chains frontage main road, House, 15 rooms, new, cheap. George Craik Beaconsfield.
    BEACONSFIELD HILLS. HOUSE, 15 rooms, 46 acres Land, seven cleared, high, dry, sheltered, cheap. George Craik, Beaconsfield.14
  • 2 Jan 1889, BEACONSFIELD - 46 ACRES 76 chains frontage main road, House 15 rooms, new, cheap. George Craik Beaconsfield.15
  • 3 Apr 1889, Frederick Svenson is charge, on warrant, with absenting himself from his hired service with George Craik, boardinghouse-keeper, Beaconsfield, on the 8th ultimo. Description:—Swede supposed, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, stout build, fair complexion and hair, no hair on face, dirty looking; clothing cannot be described. Left to come to Melbourne about a fortnight ago.—O.2944. 1st April 1889.16
  • 10 Apr 1889, Geo. Craik v. Mrs. Williams; debt, £7 9s., board and lodging.-This was a disputed account, and the sum of £3 19s. having been paid into Court an order was made for that amount with £2 2s. costs.
    Same v. Isabella Tait; debt, £6 19s., board and lodging.-Order for amount with £1 1s. costs, by distress.17
  • 10 Apr 1889, Quite a scene occurred in the Berwick Court on Friday when the case of Craik v. Williams was being heard, Mrs. Craik assuming the functions of complainant in stead of her husband, who was standing beside her. She asked the lady witness a number of questions in a most bounceable way, remarking frequently "Remember you are on your oath," when the lady fainted and had to be carried out of Court. After that the P.M. checked Mrs. Craik and the next witness was called.18
  • 29 Aug 1890, Births: CAMPBELL.—On the 26th inst., at the residence of her brother, Kincraik, Beaconsfield, Jean, wife of J. H. Campbell, Nar-nar-goon-a daughter.19
  • 5 Jul 1893, UPPER BEACONSFIELD, TUESDAY. The new mail contract commenced on the 1st inst., and much surprise and dissatisfaction is expressed on learning that the opportunity has not been embraced by the Postal department for improving the service. The post for Melbourne closes daily at 7.45 a.m., but is not delivered in the city until 3 o'clock p.m. For some reason which has never been made clear the town mail bag has to be delivered to the down train leaving Beaconsfield station at 8.30 a.m., and goes as far as Warragul, whence it returns to Melbourne actually repassing the Beaconsfield railway station about 12.30 p.m. For several years efforts have from time to time been made by the inhabitants to get this altered but although promises have been made by the Postal department nothing practical has re sulted. The new contractor, Mr Craik, ex pressed himself to the department as perfectly willing, without extra charge, to close the mail here at 11 a.m., so as to catch the 12.30 train for Melbourne. This would give residents an opportunity of answering letters on the same day as that on which they were received and still allow letters to reach Melbourne at the same time as now. However, at the last moment written instructions have been given to both Mr Craik and the Beaconsfield stationmaster that the former conditions are to be strictly observed.20
  • 3 Sep 1894, BERWICK, SATURDAY. : A large wooden building at Lower Beaconsfield containing 15 rooms which for some years was used as a Government inebriate asylum, was completely destroyed by fire at about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Latterly it has been used as a private residence but at the time of the fire was unoccupied, and the owner, Mr. G. Craik, of Upper Beaconsfield was having the place cleaned up. It is supposed that while those engaged in the work were in another part of the place a log must have rolled out of the fireplace and ignited the floor. The building was insured in the Southern Insurance Company but the amount could not be ascertained.21
  • 4 Sep 1894, UPPER BEACONSFIELD, MONDAY. On Friday afternoon last a house belonging to Mr. Craik, of Kincraik Boarding house, was completely destroyed by fire. The building had lately been occupied, but was vacant at the time, and was being cleaned out when the fire was discovered. The premises were formerly let on lease to the Government for an inebriate retreat for men, under the superintendence of Mr. Williams, late of Adelaide, and were insured for £700.22
  • 15 Mar 1895, BEACONSFIELD HILLS -First class private ACCOMMODATION visitors, 1,200ft above sea, magnificient views, fern gullies, billiards, cows, telegraph. Mrs. Craik.23
  • 15 Mar 1895, BEACONSFIELD MOUNTAINS, Favourite Inland Health Resort, 20 Miles from Melbourne, 1200ft Above Sea.
    KINCRAIK. For SALE, first-class Private BOARDINGHOUSE, containing 32 rooms, well furnished through- out, and in perfect working order; all necessary offices, stables, coachhouse, horses, cows, poultry, orchard, together with 33 acres first-class land, half mile frontage main road, comprising many splendid residential sites, commanding extensive and varied views for miles around.
    Liberal terms.
    Owner leaving colony.
    Particulars, Mr GEORGE CRAIK, Beaconsfield.23
  • 7 Feb 1903, MONDAY, 16th FEBRUARY. At 12 o'Clock. At the Rooms, 313 COLLINS-STREET. By Order of the Liquidator. LAND at BEACONSFIELD. PATTERSON and SONS. Instructed by the liquidator, will sell by auction, as above, All that piece of land, containing 45 a. 2 r. 14 p., being Crown allot. 72, parish of Pakenham, county of Mornington, situate at the corner of Gembrook, Harkaway and Telegraph roads, Beaconsfield, barely 2 miles from the railway station, together with the cemented tank thereon. Title, certificate. Further particulars from the auctioneers, Patterson and Sons, 313 Collins-street.24
  • 26 Feb 1914, Jottings from My Note Book. BY PHILOS. The destruction by fire of Salisbury Gully last week is a distinct loss to Upper Beaconsfield. The gully was the beauty spot of the place, and visitors never failed to find time to wander through the glades of hand some ferns and other bush foliage. The gully, although, of course, the handiwork of Nature, was first im proved by the late Mr Geordie Craig [sic], and of late years had been brought almost to perfection. Fernland has, of course, no bright flowers to show us, yet there is no class of plant that gives us more continuous pleasure. A long list of other plants that produce brilliant flowers delight us only during their blooming season. At other times they cannot be said to be attractive. But ferns are always beautiful, and in a condttion to give us lovely fronds to brighten the charms of the flowers that are in bloom. It will be a long time before the famous gully herein named will assume what for years has been its normal aspect.25
  • 11 Apr 1918, CRAIK - Passed peacefully away on 9th April, at his daughter's residence, "Sunnyside," Mirboo South, George C. Craik, only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Craik, late of Forfarshire, Scotland, in his 78th year.26

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M286."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, clemharris64.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2323/19 Selected by G. CRAIK (no date) on 1880 map - Crown grant to E A M CRAIK 27 Nov 1884.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1664-681 - Emma Annie Maria CRAIK of Beaconsfield.
  5. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  6. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D6086 age 48 [par James CRAIK & Janet McDonald LAMONT]."
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Village Bell: Dec 174-2008 p1+4 Charles Wilson.
  8. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://caseycardinialinkstoourpast.blogspot.com/2010/10/…
    Victoria Government Gazette, October 4 1889, p. 3320. The Victoria Government Gazette can be found at http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/
    Victoria Government Gazette, November 8, 1889, p.3834.
    Victoria Government Gazette, May 15 1891, p.2021.
    The Argus, January 6, 1892 p. 6 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8392912
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 12 May 1886, p3.
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 10 Aug 1887, p3.
  11. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Nov 1887, p3.
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 20 Jun 1888, p3.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 15 Aug 1888, p2.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Nov 1888 p12.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 January 1889 p3.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 3 Apr 1889, p129.
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 10 Apr 1889, p2.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 10 Apr 1889, p2.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1890 p1.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jul 1893 p6.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Sep 1894, p6.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Sep 1894 p7.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Mar 1895 p8.
  24. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 7 Feb 1903, p2.
  25. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 26 Feb 1914, p3.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Apr 1918 p1.
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Emma Annie Maria Lundy

F, #1044, b. Dec 1848
Married NameCraik. 
Birth*Dec 1848 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, Dec Q [Portsea Island] 7 128 (as Emmalina Maria LUNDY.)1,2 
Marriage*18 Feb 1868Spouse: George Crabb Craik. Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M286.1,3
 
Land-UBeac*b 27 Nov 1884 PAK-72. Transfer from George Crabb Craik to Emma Annie Maria Craik. 45a 1r 22p - Land File 2323/19. Selected by G. CRAIK (no date) on 1880 map - Crown grant to E A M CRAIK 27 Nov 1884.4 
Land-Note2 Apr 1885 PAK-72: Mortgagee: Andrew Kerr - Discharged 13 Aug 1885. Mortgagor was Emma Annie Maria Craik.5 
Land-Note13 Aug 1885 PAK-72: Mortgagee: Andrew Kerr - Discharged 27 Oct 1890. Mortgagor was Emma Annie Maria Craik.6 
Land-UBeac*13 Aug 1885 PAK-61 (part). Transfer from Charles Lilburn Commins to Emma Annie Maria Craik. 33a 3r 4p.7 
Land-Note*13 Aug 1885 PAK-61 (part): Mortgagee: Andrew Kerr - discharged 27 Oct 1890. Mortgagor was Emma Annie Maria Craik.8 
Land-UBeac*14 Apr 1886 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from Emma Annie Maria Craik to Annie Seeley. 2a 0r 0p.9 
Land-Note27 Oct 1890 PAK-72: Mortgagee: The Southern Insurance Company Ltd. Foreclosed - 10 Oct 1896. Mortgagor was Emma Annie Maria Craik.10 
Land-Note*27 Oct 1890 PAK-61 (part): Mortgagee: The Southern Insurance Company Ltd. Foreclosed - 10 Oct 1896. Mortgagor was Emma Annie Maria Craik.11 
Land-Note*22 May 1891 GEM-D-55: Mortgagee: Emma Annie Maria Craik. Dale takes out a mortgage from Emma Annie Maria Craik - discharged 2 Jun 1893, when ownership is transferred to her. Mortgagor was William Henry Dale.12 
Land-UBeac*2 Jun 1893 GEM-D-55. Transfer from William Henry Dale to Emma Annie Maria Craik. 19a 0r 32p.13 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Craik, Mrs. E. M. Kincraik hotel.14 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1896 Sailing with Allen George Clifton Sinclair Craik to London, England. Ship Culgoa
Age 40.15 
Land-UBeac*29 Feb 1896 GEM-D-55. Transfer from Emma Annie Maria Craik to David Seymour McCulloch. 19a 0r 32p.16 
Land-UBeacb 10 Oct 1896 PAK-72. Transfer from Emma Annie Maria Craik to The Southern Insurance Company Ltd. 45a 3r 35 3/10p.17 
Land-UBeac*b 10 Oct 1896 PAK-61 (part). Transfer from Emma Annie Maria Craik to The Southern Insurance Company Ltd. 31a 3r 4p.18,19 
Death* England. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190120 South Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, EnglandHead of Household: Emma Annie Maria Craik. Age 51 - Widow - Housekeeper
Member(s) of Household: Ethel Millison Maude Craik Allen George Clifton Sinclair Craik.20
2 Apr 1911Turret, 3 Lennox Mansions, Clarence Parade, Southsea, Hampshire, EnglandHead of Household: Emma Annie Maria Lundy. Age 60 - Appartment House Keeper.21
bt 1929 - 1930Newlands Corner Hotel, Guildford, Surrey, EnglandOccupation: possible match? as Emily Annie Craik.22

Family

George Crabb Craik b. 1840, d. 9 Apr 1918
Child 1.Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik b. 20 Feb 1882

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Apr 1885, BEACONSFIELD, Refuge from Russians. —First-class Accommodation visitors, families; firearms, farm comforts, fern gullies, moderate. Mrs Craik, Beaconsfield road.23
  • 10 Apr 1889, Quite a scene occurred in the Berwick Court on Friday when the case of Craik v. Williams was being heard, Mrs. Craik assuming the functions of complainant in stead of her husband, who was standing beside her. She asked the lady witness a number of questions in a most bounceable way, remarking frequently "Remember you are on your oath," when the lady fainted and had to be carried out of Court. After that the P.M. checked Mrs. Craik and the next witness was called.24
  • 22 Mar 1893, BEACONSFIELD MOUNTAINS -Kincraik, private boardinghouse, first-class ACCOMMODATION best appointed house locality, magnificent scenery, cows, billiards, Mrs. Craik.
    KINCRAIK, Beaconsfield Hills - First-class ACCOMMODATION. families 1200ft above sea, fern gullies picnic parties catered for. Mrs. Craik.25
  • 5 Sep 1894, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. BY TODEA AFRICANA.
    On Friday last an old land mark of Beaconsfield disappeared. I don't know how long Mrs Craik's old boarding house has been in existence. It was certainly flourishing when I first became acquainted with this famous health resort. Situate on the foothills, as it were, of these ranges and looking across the valley, the position was a very, pleasant and healthful one if not so picturesque nor commanding such a grand view as its successor on the Hills, Kincraik.
    As Upper Beaconsfield was growing more and more in favor, it was decided by the proprietor to build a more extensive establishment, and a site was chosen which is certainly second to none on the hills, near the post office.
    After remaining unoccupied for a period the old premises were let to the Government as an inebriate retreat, and under the efficient management of Mr Charles Williams, formerly of Adelaide, bid fair to fill a long felt want, so far as the general community was concerned. As touching the local residents, be it observed ea parenthese, whether from their inherent sobriety or from that familiarity with the evil which breeds contempt, they could have struggled on without one.
    But notwithstanding Mr Williams' expert knowledge and the re-vivifying qualities of the mountain atmosphere, the retreat, commonly known amongst the inhabitants as the "Nib," was doomed to an untimely end.
    The Boom burst and the Government began to feel the pinch. The ship of state was too heavily laden and some thing must be thrown overboard. In time of prosperity it might be all very well to take charge of those who had "exceeded the bounds," whether "gold top." whisky or beer, but now that the depleted pockets of the people no longer afforded any temptation to over-indulgence, what need for a Drunkard Hospital. The argument might be fallacious but any stone is good enough to throw at a dog, and it is hardly worth while adducing five-and twenty reasons for not firing a salute, when you haven't got the powder. So Mr Williams and his proliges had to go, and the old house was once more vacant.
    It was next occupied as a dairy farm, but in this character had a short lived existence, and latterly has been let to a lady who was sent to Beaconsfield for her health, as so many are, but alas, at too late a stage of her disease. Her death occurred but recently, and it was whilst the house was being cleaned out that the fire occurred. As in the case of all wooden buildings in the country, once the fire fiend had got a grip, he did not let go until the tenement was purified out of existence, and nothing but a heap of ashes and charcoal with a few dozen tortured and twisted shoots of iron corrugated with agony, remained to tell the tale.
    I am informed that the buildings were insured for £700, but in what office this deponent knoweth not.26
  • 4 Oct 1895, KINCRAIK.—To LET, for three or five years, summer resort, Beaconsfield Upper, 32 rooms, with every convenience, and 31 acres of land. Patterson and Sons, 313 Collins-street.27
  • 1 Nov 1895, BEACONSFIELD HILLS -First class ACCOMMODATION visitors, magnificent scenery, fern gullies, wildflowers, billiards, cows, conveyance meets visitors. Mrs Craik.28
  • 11 Dec 1895... and now our big boarding house "Kincraik," is tenantless. -True, Mr. Sykes of the Pine Grove hotel is still ready to welcome visitors, and the Misses Hedrick, at "Ben Eay, have accommodation for a limited number of guests, and there are, in addition, various furnished and unfurnished residences which may if not already bespoken, be engaged for the season; but still the supply is not equal to the demand, and it will be a distinct calamity should the building which Mrs Craik and her daughters have made so widely known, remain unoccupied, for long.29

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M286."
  2. [S9] GRO "Dec Q [Portsea Island] 7 128 (as Emmalina Maria LUNDY)."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, clemharris64.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1664-681 - Emma Annie Maria CRAIK of Beaconsfield.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1664-681 - Emma Annie Maria CRAIK - Mortgagee Andrew Kerr - Discharged 13 Aug 1885 - Mortgage No 64799.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1664-681 - Emma Annie Maria CRAIK - Mortgagee Andrew Kerr - Discharged 27 Oct 1890 - Mortgage No 67433.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 965-857 - Charles Lilburn Commins to Emma Annie Maria Craik the wife of George Craik of Beaconsfield Grazier - C/T 1727-400.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1727-400 - Mortgage to Andrew Kerr.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1727-400 - Annie Seeley of Beaconsfield Storekeeper - C/T 1812-349.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1664-681 - Emma Annie Maria CRAIK - Mortgagee The Southern Insurance Company Limited - C/T 2628-461 (cancelled) C/T 2636-151.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1727-400 - Emma Annie Maria Craik to The Southern Insurance Company Limited - C/T 2628-462.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2351-108 - Dale takes out a mortgage from Emma Annie Maria Craik - discharged 2 Jun 1893, when ownership is transferred to her.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2351-108 - William Henry Dale to Emma Annie Maria Craik of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  14. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  15. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Feb 1896 page 1.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2351-108 - Emma Annie Maria Craik to David McCulloch of Whitehead Street Yarraville Contractor.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-461 - Title cancelled - C/T 2636-151.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1727-400 - Emma Annie Maria Craik to The Southern Insurance Company Limited Queen Street Melbourne - C/T 2628-462.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-462 - Title cancelled - C/T 2636-152.
  20. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 990; Folio: 65; Page: 4."
  21. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 5551; Schedule Number: 148; ."
  22. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
    Original data: Surrey Electoral Registers. Surrey History Centre, Woking, Surrey, England.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Apr 1885, p8.
  24. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 10 Apr 1889, p2.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Mar 1893 p8.
  26. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 5 Sep 1894, p3.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Oct 1895, p2.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Nov 1895, p8.
  29. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 11 Dec 1895, p3.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik

M, #1049, b. 20 Feb 1882
Father*George Crabb Craik b. 1840, d. 9 Apr 1918
Mother*Emma Annie Maria Lundy b. Dec 1848
Residence* Possible move to Washington.1 
Birth*20 Feb 1882 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B7121.2 
Christening20 Mar 1883 Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, C003414.3 
Education*1889 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 6y 9m.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel6 Jan 1900. Ship arrived in Sydney on Ship 'Wasdale' from the port of Antwerp to Sydney. He is listed as a ship's apprentice.5
 
Occupation*12 Jun 1906 Certificate of Competency as Second Mate on a foreign going ship.6
Naturalisation*1907Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik was naturalized in 1907 at Washington, USA.7 
Occupation19 Nov 1909 Certificate of Competency as First Mate for foreign going steamships only. Also entitled to act as a 2nd Mate on a square rigged sailing vessel.6
Occupation27 May 1913 Arrived in Liverpool from Forcados on ship Abosso (Africal Royal Mail) as a seaman, aged 30, last permanent residence England.8
Land-UBeac*25 Aug 1914 GEM-D-55. Transfer from David Seymour McCulloch to Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik. 19a 0r 32p.9 
Land-UBeac*29 Jan 1915 GEM-D-55. Transfer from Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik to Ernest Arkle. 19a 0r 32p.10 
Marriage*Sep 1915Spouse: Alice M Rockett. Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, Sep Q [Portsmouth] 2b 1572.11
 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Winter Family Tree - Owner: lorraine lawson.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B7121."
  3. [S31] IGI "C003414."
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father George Craik, boarding house keeper, no previous schooling.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Great Britain, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: Master's Certificates. Greenwich, London, UK: National Maritime Museum.
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
    Name:      Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik
    Civil:      1907.
  8. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
    Original data: Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series BT26, 1,472 pieces.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2351-108 - David McCulloch to Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik of Tooradin Marine Officer.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2351-108 - Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik to Ernest Arkle of 9 Thanet Street Malvern Artist.
  11. [S9] GRO.
Last Edited25 Mar 2017