James Richard Robert Wakeham

M, #1261, b. Dec 1862, d. 1937
Father*John Wakeham b. 1828, d. 3 May 1916
Mother*Sarah Jane Efford b. 1831, d. 16 Jun 1891
Birth*Dec 1862 Cornworthy, Devon, England, Dec Q [Totnes] 5b 193.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelDec 1885 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Potosi
Age 28.2 
Death*1937 Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, VIC, Australia, #D16635 age 75 [par Unknown] as Richard.3 
Death-Notice*10 Aug 1937Mr. James Richard Wakeham, who has lived for 12 years at Bonnie Doon, died in the Mansfield Hospital aged 73 years.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Village, Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England(Head of Household) John Wakeham;
Age 8 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Sarah Jane Wakeham, Blanche Jane Wakeham, John Melbourne Arthur Wakeham, William Payne Wakeham, Betsy Helena Mary Wakeham, Edwin Ernest Efford Wakeham5
bt 1909 - 1914Mirboo North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.6,7
bt 1919 - 1924Bridge Hotel, Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.8,9
bt 1931 - 1937Bonnie Doon, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: painter.10,11,12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Dec 1892, Local Intelligence: Mr. J. R. Wakeham, of the Big House, Upper Beaconsfield, is to be congratulated on the success attending his efforts to provide an enjoyable evening's entertainment for the local residents on Boxing night. A splendid array of Melbourne talent was engaged by Mr. Wakeham, and a really first class concert given. A ball was afterwards held, at which there was a good attendance. Good music was provided, and an abundant supper set out, so that it is almost unnecessary to state that everyone enjoyed themselves.13
  • 29 Dec 1892, AT BEACONSFIELD-HOUSE HOTEL, Beaconsfield, superior Accommodation for visitors; 2000ft. above sea level, magnificent scenery unequalled in Victoria, hot and cold water baths, cows and billiards, farm attached to hotel, entirely renovated through-out, and under new management. R. Wakeham.14
  • 22 Mar 1893, NEW HEALTH RESORT-The advantages of Tasmania within two hours of Melbourne Upper Beaconsfield. The finest scenery in Australia. 2000ft. above sea level. First-class hotel under English management. Conveyances meet trains. Write or wire to J R Wakeham, Beaconsfield house Hotel.15
  • 31 May 1893, FIRE AT UPPER BEACONSFIELD. THE PRINCIPAL HOTEL DESTROYED. UPPER BEACONSFIELD, TUESDAY.
    The Beaconsfield-house Hotel (locally known as "the Big House") was destroyed by fire early this morning. About half-past 1 a.m. one of the visitors was aroused by what he thought to be the sound of heavy rain on the iron roof. However, the smell of smoke soon convinced him of his error. By this time the flames had got a firm hold of the building mainly of wood, and it was with difficulty that the inmates, several of whom were ladies, could be rescued from their perilous situation. As it was they were compelled to escape in their nightdresses. Fortunately, there are no casualties, there only being a few visitors.
    This hotel has been very unfortunate. About two years ago the former house, a large rambling wooden structure, was burned under similar circumstances, the origin being traced to the carelessness of some tramp in an adjoining outbuilding. The place was rebuilt the front portion being erected of brick and cement. Six months ago the stables were burned, with several carriages.
    On this occasion the fire has completely gutted the building, nothing but the brick walls in front and a wooden verandah in the rear being left standing, apart from the hearths and chimneys.
    The building and land were owned by Mr Phillips, solicitor, of Melbourne, and leased for five years (about a year of which has expired) to Mr J R Wakeham, who, with the assistance of his wife and two brothers, was carrying on the business. The building is insured, but in what office is unknown to the lessee. Mr Wakeham's furniture, some valuable pictures, and the whole of his stock were uninsured, and he will therefore be a loser by the fire. At present the origin of the fire is involved in mystery. All that is known is that the conflagration must have commenced somewhere in the direction of the kitchen.16
  • 31 Oct 1893, HOTEL PROSECUTIONS. At the District Police Court yesterday James Richard Wakeham, licensee of the Saracen's Head Hotel, Bourke street, was charged with having his bar door not shut and locked during prohibited hours. The offence was proved, and a fine of £5 was inflicted. The same defendant was also summoned for allowing disorderly characters on his licensed premises. For this breach of the licensing act a fine of 40s was imposed.17

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Dec Q [Totnes] 5b 193."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Potosi. B460/013 & 019.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16635 age 75 [par Unknown] as Richard."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Aug 1937 p12.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1871 census: Class: RG10; Piece: 2090; Folio: 131; Page: 8; GSU roll: 831784."
  6. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  12. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 28 Dec 1892, p2.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Dec 1892 p8.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Mar 1893 p8.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 May 1893 page 5.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Oct 1893 p6.
Last Edited14 Dec 2014

Frederick Rudolph Wilckens

M, #1266, b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Birth*1833 Hamburg, Germany.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel20 Aug 1864 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Golden Land
Age 30 - as WILKINS.2 
Naturalisation*1868Frederick Rudolph Wilckens was naturalized in 1868 at Australia; Wilckens, Frederick Rodolphus - naturalisation.3 
Naturalisation6 Oct 1873He was naturalized on 6 Oct 1873 at New Zealand; Frederick Rudolph Wilkens - Age 40 Yrs -
Birth Place Hamburg, Germany - Former Nationality: German - Occupation: Commission Agent - Residence: Half Ounce, Granville.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel10 Nov 1876 Sailing with Elizabeth Wilckens, Frederick Wilckens, Otto Wilckens, Herman Wilckens to Sydney, NSW, Australia. Ship Hero Auckland.5
Note*1877 Application for Trade Mark titled Pain Killer in respect of patent Medicines by Frederick Rudolph Wilckens.6 
Naturalisation1882Frederick Rudolph Wilckens was naturalized in 1882 at Australia; Wilckens, Frederick Rudolph - naturalisation.7 
Marriage*16 Feb 1882 Spouse: Elizabeth Mitchell. Registrars Office, Grey Street, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M1377.8
Residence*13 Jul 1889 Of Beaconsfield-house, Beaconsfield.9 
Land-UBeac*4 Jun 1890 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1). Transfer from Grace Somner to Frederick Rudolph Wilckens. Beaconsfield House.10 
Land-Note*4 Jun 1890 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1): Mortgagee: Philip David Phillips - does not affect transfer by the mortgagee 11 Dec 1893. Mortgagor was Frederick Rudolph Wilckens.11 
Land-Note15 Sep 1890 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1): Mortgagee: James Black Lawrence, John Adam and James Philip Adam - does not now affect 11 Dec 1893. Mortgagor was Frederick Rudolph Wilckens.12 
Land-Note15 Sep 1890 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1): Mortgagee: Philip David Phillips - does not affect transfer by the mortgagee 11 Dec 1893. Mortgagor was Frederick Rudolph Wilckens.13 
Land-UBeac*11 Dec 1893 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1). Transfer from Frederick Rudolph Wilckens to Philip David Phillips. Foreclosed - a caveat was lodged 29 May 1891 - lapsed on transfer.14 
(Witness) Criminal19 Nov 1896Frederick Rudolph Wilckens witnessed the Criminal of John Gerald David Wilckens on 19 Nov 1896; Boy is a great thief and very bad character, he robbed his father, has lived lately about the bush like a blackfellow, all lads relations are in New Zealand.
Father Frederick Wilckens, grocer, very poor at Black Flat. Mother Elizabeth Wilckens, same address, she goes out earning a little money to support the home.15
Death*15 Apr 1915 Valetta, Robinson Street, Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D4755 age 82 [par John Gerald WILCKENS].1 
Death-Notice*17 Apr 1915WILCKENS.—On the 15th April, at his late residence, "Valetta," Robinson street, Dandenong, Frederick Rudolph, dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Wilckens, and beloved father of Frederick, Otto, Valentine, Rudolph, William, Ferdinand, Amanda, Edward, and Henry, aged 82 years. (Private interment.)16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1875Half Ounce, Grey Valley, New Zealand17

Grave

  • CofE Monumental Comp M Section 15, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia18

Family

Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Children 1.Frederick Wilckens b. 1873, d. 22 Aug 1945
 2.Otto Wilckens+ b. 1874, d. Oct 1948
 3.Herman Wilckens b. 1876, d. 1877
 4.Valentine Rudolf Wilckens+ b. 1878, d. Jun 1965
 5.John Gerald David Wilckens b. 1880, d. 1967
 6.William John Wilckens+ b. 13 Apr 1881, d. 15 Sep 1949
 7.Ferdinand Wilckens b. 1884, d. 5 Jul 1946
 8.Amanda Wilckens b. 1887, d. 1 Feb 1968
 9.Edward Wilckens+ b. 13 Jul 1889, d. 1948
 10.Henry Wilckens+ b. 13 Nov 1891, d. 1970

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Dec 1869, Christmas Sports in Nelson Creek. To be held at Hatter's terrace, on Monday 27th December. Mr Fred Wilckens, Hon. Sec. Hatter's Terrace, December 6, 186919
  • 28 Jul 1871, Considerable anxiety for the safety of Mr Wilckens, the up-river agent of this paper, and the contractor for the Half-Ounce mails, was created in town last night, by a report that his horse had been found, riderless a short distance on this, side Rocky Island on the Westland side of the river. The recent heavy rains had so much added to the normal dangers of travel in this roadless country, that it was at once surmised that Mr Wilckens had come to an untimely end at one or other of the excessively dangerous portions of the track. Mr Wilckens left town at ten o'clock in the morning, with a pack-horse earning the mails and papers, he riding another animal. The saddle-horse was found standing on the track as above stated by a man named Overn, at about two o'clock, and as several travellers had come down river at the time when Mr Wilckens was usually expected, and as he had not been seen, alarm was naturally felt for his safety. MrM'Kinty, who took charge of the stray horse, brought it down to town and reported the circumstances, and at once steps were taken to ascertain the fate of the missing man. Police Sergeant Muller, accompanied by Mr D. Carroll aud two boatmen, left town at about 7 o'clock in the evening, and it was arranged that a second search party should follow at daylight, but fortunately word was received shortly after the departure of the searchers that Mr Wilckens was all safe. The explanation of the circumstances which occasioned so much uneasiness being, that he had accidentally lost his saddle horse, and had pushed on with the other. We can only say that we are heartily glad that the affair was no worse, but we would desire to refer to the praiseworthy promptness with which the services of the search party were rendered. When the news of Mr Wilckens's safety reached town, the search party had of course got some distance up river, but a horseman was despatched to apprise them of the fact, and he managed to overtake them about three miles away, and thus saved them a purposeless night's work.20
  • 28 Jun 1872, NAPOLEON POSTAL SERVICE.
    [To the editor.] Sir—Permit me to state, in reply to the letter in your issue of this morning, and signed "Napoleon," that the whole of the allegations contained therein are absolutely false. "Napoleon", asserts that on several occasions lately the mail due on Friday was not delivered till Saturday ; untrue, and I challenge him for the truth of his statement. Indeed, every resident of the Napoleon district, with the single exception probably of "Napoleon" himself, will, I am confident, testify that the mails have always, without a single omission, since I had the contract for carrying them, been delivered in due time, with the two following exceptions, viz., on the 14th and 21st inst., when almost insurmountable physical difficulties interposed themselves. The heavy fall of snow resulted in the blocking up of the road between Napoleon and Half-Ounce, and it has since been impossible to pass the road between the two places. Obviously it is my duty to deliver the mail to the most important place, Half-Ounce, first, and to send the mail on to the less important place, Napoleon, from the Ahaura. Considering that the population of the former place is ten times larger than the latter. Until the road between Ahaura, Napoleon, and Half-Ounce is cleared of the fallen timber, I do not see that any other plan can be adopted for delivering the mails at the former place but I trust that Mr Mirfin, the Inspector of Roads, with whom I have spoken on the subject, will soon take steps to make the road again passable. I may be permitted to add in conclusion that the personal sacrifice I have always been ready to make, and not seldom the personal risks I have encountered in the execution of the mail contract, and in my desire to meet the wants and conveniences of the districts with which I am connected, are, I believe, too well known to permit any weight or importance being attached to the unfounded statements of your anonymous correspondent "Napoleon."
    I am, &c, F. WILCKENS, Mail Contractor, Greymouth, June 27.21
  • 13 Jul 1872, UP-COUNTRY MAILS.
    (TO THE EDITOR.) SIR—In reply to a letter signed F. Wilckens, which appears in your issue of of the 6th instant, and which, to say the least, is only remarkable by the abusive language it contains, and as he has challenged me for the truth of the statements made by me in a letter which appears in your issue of the 28th June, signed "Napoleon;" to confirm the said statements I am at liberty to have the following note inserted in this letter, which has been handed to me by the postmaster at Napoleon, who, I consider, ought to be sufficient authority in the matter:-—
    "Napoleon Hill, July 8. "I, the undersigned, testify that the mail has not been delivered at Napoleon on the proper day for the last four weeks. On some of these occasions it has not been delivered for three, days after it was due. N.B.— The statement contained in your issue of the 28th June is perfectly true, which is signed 'Napoleon.' Robert Rutledge,--"For J. M'Laughlin, Postmaster, "Napoleon." In the face of these facts, which must have been well known to Mr Wilckens when he wrote the letter in question, how he can have the assurance to assert that all the statements made by me were false, I will leave your readers to imagine. I will further state that the neglect still continues, and that the last two mails were not delivered in due time. The late snow fall did not interfere in any way with the Napoleon and Ahaura road, which is and has always been open for traffic, and I am not aware that it is necessary to have two roads to one place for the due delivery of the mail. He seeks to justify his neglect by asserting that it is his duty to deliver the Half-Ounce mail first, because the population of that place is ten times larger than that of Napoleon. I think it is his duty to deliver the mail according to contract, and not consider the importance of one place more than the other. In contradiction of his statement as to population, I will refer, your readers to Mr Warden Whitefoord's report to the Provincial Council, which report is contained in your issue of the 31st May as follows: Napoleon and Mosquito, 252; Noble's, 120 ; Orwell Creek, 50; total, 422 ; all of which depends on the Napoleon mail as being at least three miles nearer to them than any other post office; while the population of Half-Ounce and Duffers is 475. Thus it will be seen that there is not much difference in the importance of the two places as far as the mail is concerned. I am at a loss to know what F. Wilckens means by personal sacrifice, as it is usual, when a person takes a contract, to fulfill it under any sacrifice, or else he throws it up.
    I am, &c, Napoleon. Napoleon Hill, July 9, 1872.22
  • 1 Mar 1879, MR FREDK RUDOLPH WILCKENS,-please send address to Mr Edwd Bell, 12 Fife street, Collingwood.23
  • 3 Nov 1879, At the Collingwood Court on Friday, Edwin Hall, a herbalist carrying on business at Smith street, was prosecuted under "The Trade Marks Statute 1864" for unlawfully selling a decoction of his own manufacture in bottles, bearing a false, forged, and counterfeited label, whereby the trade mark " Painkiller" of Perry Davis and Son was imitated in such a manner as to be calculated to deceive. The defendant, while designating his fluid as " hot drops," had enclosed it in bottles of similar shape to Perry Davis's pain- killer, having the word "painkiller" blown upon the sides and printed conspicuously upon the label. He had also sold a similar manufacture of one" Dr. Wilckens" made up in Perry Davis's own bottles, and having a label so closely resembling the original as almost to defy examination. Hall had been convicted and fined for a similar offence in January last. The Bench considered the case clearly proved, and again fined the defendant £2, with four guineas costs Mr. Hood appeared for the complainants, Messrs, Newell and Co. The defendant was represented by Mr. Fisher.24
  • 6 Mar 1888, BEACONSFIELD, BEACONSFIELD.—Picturesque scenery and mountain air. Within two hours' journey from Melbourne. Circulars, with terms and particulars, on application. BEACONSFIELD-HOUSE HOTEL FRED. WILCKENS, Proprietor (late Somner.)25
  • 24 May 1888, BEACONSFIELD-HOUSE HOTEL (Late SOMNER). FRED. WILCKENS, Proprietor.
    Mountain air, scenery and surroundings perfection of a tourist s home. Unequalled for invalids. Within two hours' journey from Melbourne.26
  • 8 Jan 1889, BEACONSFIELD HOTEL, Gippsland Ranges, two hours from Melbourne. The grandeur of scenery is equal to the Blue Mountains, being 1200ft. above sea level. Fred. Wilckens (late Somner)27
  • 10 Apr 1889, There was only one case down for hearing at the Dandenong County Court to day, in which Elizabeth McCalden sought to recover £250 from - Wilckins, of Beaconsfield, for slander. The plaintiff was employed by defendant as housemaid, and while in his service a tray, valued at a few shillings, was missing, and it appeared that he accused her of stealing it. She left his service and entered an action for slander. Judge Hamilton, who presided, awarded her a verdict for £40 with £11 costs. Mr. Tanner appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. F. Stephen for the defendant.28
  • 7 Jan 1890, MOUNTAIN AIR, BEACONSFIELD, Gippsland Ranges. Views Port Phillip, Westernport, Macedon. Terms, £2 2s. Correspondence invited. F. Wilckens.29
  • 27 Feb 1890, EXTENSIVE FIRE AT THE BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.
    (By wire. From Our CORREPONDENT.) Wednesday Morning.
    The occupants of that stately building known as the "Sanitorium," about six miles from the Beaconsfield Railway Station, and lately owned by Mrs. A. H. Somner, who has figured so prominently in the Moss-Somner will case a week or two ago, was thrown into a state of terrible consternation, when it became known that the building was completely enveloped in flames, and a frightful and ineffable confusion took place amongst the inmates in their endeavor to escape from the horrible fate of being burnt to death, which at first seemed almost inevitable. The occupants of the building rushed in all directions in a state of frenzied excitement, and one woman in trying to effect her escape was completely overwhelmed by the dense smoke which was rushing with great force over the house, and was with great difficulty rescued from the flames. The scene was a most agonising one-men women and children were running in all directions in a half nude state, availing themselves of every opportunity that was open whereby they would be able to escape from the excruciating torments of the fiery demon. Next morning there was nothing to be seen of what was a few hours ago a complete homestead. The children, who lay huddled together without boots and very little clothing, presented a frightful picture. On the road to the station several lodgers were met tramping down in borrowed clothing. The house was completely gutted and absolutely nothing was saved with the exception of the horses and human beings, some of the latter having hairbreath escapes from a painful death. The fire is one of certain incendiarism, the fire having commenced quite remote from any chance of fireplace or otherwise, and it is quite likely that an inquiry will be held.
    Mr Wilckens, the proprietor, intended making alterations.30
  • 30 Sep 1891, BEACONSFIELD HOTEL, charming spot, garden, orchards, cows, hot, cold, water baths ; 35s. Visitors please advice. Mrs Wilckens.31
  • 27 Oct 1891, BEACONSFIELD HOTEL charming spot, has ACCOMMODATION second to none 200ft higher than any other house in the district ; orchards, cows, hot, cold water baths ; 35s. Conveyances meet train when ordered. Mrs Wilckens.32
  • 30 Apr 1892, BEACONSFIELD HOTEL.-ACCOMMODATION unsurpassed. Higher und healthier position than any other house ; 35s, advice requested. Mrs Wilckens.33
  • 12 Aug 1893, Arthur Tomlinson and Thomas Wilson, two young men, pleaded guilty to being on the premises ot Mr F Wilckens, of Macaulay road, Kensington, on the night of the 13th ult, with intent to commit a felony, and were sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment each.34
  • 13 Dec 1893, The "Big House" land was sold a few days' since; it appears that there is no intention to rebuild the place at present.35

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D4755 age 82 [par John Gerald WILCKENS]."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 234 002.
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, A712 1868/R1217.      
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Register of Persons Naturalised in New Zealand to 1948.
    File Number: 1873/2991 - Certificate Register: 4 - Register Page Number: 12.
  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.
    Original data:
    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.
  6. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, A11833, 22.
  7. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, A712 1882/X7239.      
  8. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1377."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jul 1889 p1.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1383-562 - Frederick Rudolph Wilckens of Beaconsfield Hotel Beaconsfield Licensed Victualler - C/T 2280-974 - two caveats were lodged No 14840 on 14 Feb 1888 lapsed 25 Jul 1890 & No 14841 on 14 Feb 1888 lapsed 4 Jun 1890, when the transfer to Wilckens was effected. Court case mentioned on title Moss v Somner & ... Higinbotham 7.2.90.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2280-974 - Mortgage No 114795 - Philip David Phillips - does not affect transfer by the mortgagee 11 Dec 1893.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2280-974 - Mortgage No 116558 - James Black Lawrence, John Adam and James Philip Adam - does not now affect 11 Dec 1893.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2280-974 - Mortgage No 116557 - Philip David Phillips - does not affect transfer by the mortgagee 11 Dec 1893.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2280-974 - foreclosed - a caveat was lodged 29 May 1891 - lapsed on transfer.
  15. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Ward Registers: Wilckens, John Gerard David [Reg. no. 21069R] (page 598 bottom)
    This Sub-Item is part of Series number: VPRS 4527/P0002
    [Reformatory Children Registers] Ballarat Book, Reg. nos. 10337.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Apr 1915 p11.
  17. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, New Zealand Electoral Rolls - listed for 1875/6.
  18. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Grey River Argus (New Zealand), 25 Dec 1869, p2.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Grey River Argus (New Zealand), 28 Jul 1871, p2.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Grey River Argus (New Zealand), 28 Jun 1872, p2.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - Grey River Argus (New Zealand), 13 Jul 1872, p2.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Mar 1879 p1.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Nov 1879, p7.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Mar 1888 p12.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 May 1888 p12.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jan 1889 p12.
  28. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 10 Apr 1889, p2.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1890 p8.
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser, 27 Feb 1890.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Sep 1891, p8.
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Oct 1891 p8.
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 April 1892 p12.
  34. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Aug 1893 p15.
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 13 Dec 1893, p3.
Last Edited15 Dec 2017

Elizabeth Mitchell

F, #1267, b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Married NameWilckens. 
Birth*1852 New Zealand #B1961 [par Henry MITCHELL & Mary McMULLEN] - recorded as Betsey MITCHELL.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel10 Nov 1876 Sailing with Frederick Rudolph Wilckens, Frederick Wilckens, Otto Wilckens, Herman Wilckens to Sydney, NSW, Australia. Ship Hero Auckland.3
Marriage*16 Feb 1882 Spouse: Frederick Rudolph Wilckens. Registrars Office, Grey Street, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M1377.4
(Witness) Criminal19 Nov 1896Elizabeth Wilckens witnessed the Criminal of John Gerald David Wilckens on 19 Nov 1896; Boy is a great thief and very bad character, he robbed his father, has lived lately about the bush like a blackfellow, all lads relations are in New Zealand.
Father Frederick Wilckens, grocer, very poor at Black Flat. Mother Elizabeth Wilckens, same address, she goes out earning a little money to support the home.5
Note*1915 Operated a private hospital at "Valetta", Robinson Street, Dandenong.
Nurse Wilcken's private hospital ...6 
Widow15 Apr 1915Elizabeth Mitchell became a widow upon the death of her husband Frederick Rudolph Wilckens.7 
Death*20 Jan 1942 Wattle Park Hospital, VIC, Australia, #D678 age 90 [par Edward MITCHELL].2 
Death-Notice*21 Jan 1942WILCKENS.-On January 20, at private hospital passed peacefully away, Elizabeth, dearly beloved wife of the late Frederick R Wilckens (late of Dandenong).
WILCKENS.-On January 20, at private hospital Wattle Park, Elizabeth, beloved wife of the late Frederick and mother of Val (143 Simpson street East Melbourne) grandma of Nonie (Mrs R Moore, Cootamundra) Noel (RAAF) and great grandma of Valerie Ann, aged 90 years (inserted by Val.)8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942239 Barkly Street, East Brunswick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired. With Frederick Wilckens and Elsie May Wilckens.9

Grave

  • CofE Monumental Comp M Section 15, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia10

Family

Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Children 1.Frederick Wilckens b. 1873, d. 22 Aug 1945
 2.Otto Wilckens+ b. 1874, d. Oct 1948
 3.Herman Wilckens b. 1876, d. 1877
 4.Valentine Rudolf Wilckens+ b. 1878, d. Jun 1965
 5.John Gerald David Wilckens b. 1880, d. 1967
 6.William John Wilckens+ b. 13 Apr 1881, d. 15 Sep 1949
 7.Ferdinand Wilckens b. 1884, d. 5 Jul 1946
 8.Amanda Wilckens b. 1887, d. 1 Feb 1968
 9.Edward Wilckens+ b. 13 Jul 1889, d. 1948
 10.Henry Wilckens+ b. 13 Nov 1891, d. 1970

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 May 1891, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE HOTEL.—The highest portion in the ranges ; replete with comfort Visitors please advise. Mrs Wilckens.11

Citations

  1. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D678 age 90 [par Edward MITCHELL]."
  3. [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.
    Original data:
    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.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1377."
  5. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Ward Registers: Wilckens, John Gerard David [Reg. no. 21069R] (page 598 bottom)
    This Sub-Item is part of Series number: VPRS 4527/P0002
    [Reformatory Children Registers] Ballarat Book, Reg. nos. 10337.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Oct 1915, p13.
  7. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D4755 age 82 [par John Gerald WILCKENS]."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jan 1942 p2.
  9. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942 "Frederick listed as Wilkins, others as Wilckens."
  10. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 May 1891, p8.
Last Edited9 Apr 2014

Herman Wilckens

M, #1268, b. 1876, d. 1877
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Birth*1876 Greymouth, New Zealand, #B16785 NZ - as Hermann MITCHELL.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel10 Nov 1876 Sailing with Frederick Rudolph Wilckens, Elizabeth Wilckens, Frederick Wilckens, Otto Wilckens to Sydney, NSW, Australia. Ship Hero Auckland
Infant.3
Death*1877 VIC, Australia, #D7419.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D7419."
  2. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#B16785 NZ BDM."
  3. [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.
    Original data:
    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.
Last Edited6 May 2017

Valentine Rudolf Wilckens

M, #1269, b. 1878, d. Jun 1965
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Birth*1878 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B1124.1 
Education*1889 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 10y 10m.2 
Marriage*17 Aug 1904 Spouse: Minnie Mary Cummins. St Joseph's RC Church, Warragul, VIC, Australia, #M5095.3
 
(Witness) Birth-Notice16 Oct 1915WILCKENS. - On the 11th October, at "Valetta" private hospital, Robinson street, Dandenong, to Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Wilckens, of Police Station, Cowes, Phillip Is. - a daughter. (Stillborn.)4,5 
Marriage-Notice*17 Aug 1929WILCKENS—CUMMINS. —On the 17th August, 1904, at St Joseph's RC Church, Warragul, by the Rev Father McMahon, Valentine, third son of Elizabeth and the late F Wilckens of Dandenong, to Minnie, second daughter of the late J E. and Elizabeth Cummins of Warragul and Hawthorn. (Present address, Police Station, Mildura.)6 
Widower27 Nov 1950Valentine Rudolf Wilckens became a widower upon the death of his wife Minnie Mary Cummins.7 
Death*Jun 1965 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D13727 (Age 87.)8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919115 Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: constable. With Minnie Mary Wilckens.9

Grave

  • RC*A*406, Coburg Cemetery, Coburg, VIC, Australia10

Family

Minnie Mary Cummins b. 1881, d. 27 Nov 1950
Children 1.Nanna Frances Wilckens b. 19 Jan 1911, d. 8 Aug 1994
 2.Eleanor Mary Wilckens b. 19 Dec 1913, d. 20 Dec 1913
 3.stillborn girl Wilckens b. 11 Oct 1915, d. 11 Oct 1915
 4.Noel Anthony Wilckens b. 21 Feb 1918, d. 6 Jul 2003
 5.Edward Francis Wilckens b. 8 May 1919, d. 8 May 1919
 6.John Wilckens b. 17 Nov 1920, d. 17 Nov 1920

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B1124."
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Fredk Wilckins, hotel keeper, previous schooling - private tutor.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Oct 1915, p13.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "WILCKENS Still-born 18/04/1917 Place: PHILLIP ISLAND
    Source: Phillip Island cemetery headstones 17/12/1868 to 26/12/1989, register 25/8/1878 to 24/1/1987.
    Author/compiler: Grayden, B D. p./no. 35 GSV library location: V 929.5945 PHIL GRAY Comment: BABY."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Aug 1929, p17.
  7. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "also Florence Joyce 4 Dec 1918 - 1 Aug 2012."
Last Edited25 Mar 2017

John Gerald David Wilckens

M, #1270, b. 1880, d. 1967
John Gerald David WILCKENS
(1880-?)
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Birth*1880 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B7069.1 
Education*1889 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 8y 8m.2 
Criminal*19 Nov 1896 Boy is a great thief and very bad character, he robbed his father, has lived lately about the bush like a blackfellow, all lads relations are in New Zealand.
Father Frederick Wilckens, grocer, very poor at Black Flat. Mother Elizabeth Wilckens, same address, she goes out earning a little money to support the home.3
Prisoner*bt 1897 - 1948John Gerald David Wilckens was imprisoned Prisoner No. 28024 bt 1897 - 1948.4 
Death*1967 Preston, VIC, Australia, possible death: #2456 (Age 88) [par unknown] - as Donald FRASER.5 

Grave

  • PRT**D***761, Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner, VIC, Australia, possible burial6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Sep 1897, At the Prahran Police Court yesterday a youth named George Dixon was charged with stealing from the dwellinghouse of Leonard F Flannagan, of Thanet-street, Malvern, jewellery to the value of £45 on August 9. The jewellery had been taken from the bedroom table of Mrs Flannagan, and prisoner had been seen and spoken to near the house by the groom. Evidence was also given that prisoner had pawned some of the stolen jewellery at Crawcour's and Dowdall's pawnbroking establishments. Accused was committed for trial. The same prisoner was also committed for trial on a charge of stealing jewellery to the value of £18, on August 9, from the residence of John Adcock, of Toorak.7
  • 9 Oct 1900, THE CRANBOURNE ROBBERS. CRANBOURNE, Monday.
    At the Cranbourne Court today, before Mr Thos Smallman, P.M , and Messrs Jas Lecky, J T P Snipe, Walter Duff and Wm Crawford, J.P's, Detective G D O Donnell proceeded against William Humphries and John Gerald David Wilckens, the latter for breaking into Mr James George Hudson's store at Cranbourne on Monday, September 10, and the former as an acessory before the fact.
    Inspector Irvine, who prosecuted, stated that two men named Wilckens were camped at Cranbourne for two days, and on the suggestion of the prisoner Wilckens they broke into Mr Hudson's store, stealing over £100 worth of goods. They also took a cart and harness from Mr Hudson's premises, and a horse from the stables of Mr J W C M'Lennan, at Cranbourne. After going as far as the railway line the man who was still at large cut a telegraph post down.
    A written statement was produced by Detective O'Donnell, signed by the prisoner Wilckens, wherein he admitted everything concerning the robbery.
    Twenty-five witnesses were called for the prosecution and, after hearing the evidence, the Bench comitted both the accused for trial at the Melbourne General Sessions, on October 15. Bail was fixed, and two sureties of £150 each, and themselves in £300 each.8
  • 20 Oct 1900, WHEELER'S HILL OUTRAGE. EXEMPLARY SENTENCES. SEVERE JUDICIAL COMMENTS.
    John Gerard D Wilckens, aged 20, black smith and Frederick Tonsing, aged 24, bootmaker, appeared before Mr Justice Hood in the Criminal Court yesterday for sentence for shooting at Frederick William Gessner at Wheeler's Hill Post-office Hotel and for varions less serious crimes. Wilckens had admitted nine and Tonsing eight previous convictions.
    Mr Justice Hood told them there were two classes of offences which, in his opinion deserved to be severely punished. The first was where the offence included personal violence, especially if deadly wea pons were used, and the second was when the offence was committed by habitual criminals. They two had managed to bring themselves under both classes. Tonsing started his criminal career when 15 years old and Wilckens his when about 16. Wilckens in four years received eight sentences, amounting to three years three months ; Tonsing in seven years received eight sentence, amounting to five years seven months. It was hopeless to think of reforming them, they were members of a class that ought to be repressed as far as possible, and swept out of the streets. Their present escapade showed clearly what they were capable of, they furnished themselves with a revolver, powder, and shot, they proceeded on a maraunding expedition through the country, robbing people right and left and ending up with a performance which it was lucky for them did not end in murder. They fired at a man who only sought to protect his own property but fortnately the man managed to avoid the shot, and therefore they were not standing there at the risk of their lives. He would make a sleight difference between the two in this charge, as Tonsing was apparently the leader in the expedition. Tonsing would be sent to gaol for 10 years, and Wilckens for seven years.
    Tonsing received five years, cumulative on the previous sentence, for stealing a horse and cart and harness at Ferntree Gully, and went down from the dock, with a glare of vindictive hate at the judge, with a total sentence of 15 years imprisonment.
    Wilckens for the same offence received a cumulative sentence of three years, for shopbreaking and larceny Cranbourne he received another three years, and for stealnig a police horse, saddle, and bridle two more years, all cumulative, making his period also 15 years in all. He disappeared, smiling thoughtfully.
    A young man named William Humphreys with six prior convictions, the companion of Wilckens in the Cranbourne robbery, was sent to gaol for three years. Mr Justice Hood said it was idle to talk of reforming a young man like him. It might be that the state was somewhat to blame for his having drifted into the condition he was in, but being what he was, the best thing was to keep him under lock and key.9
  • 16 Nov 1944, TWO MEN ESCAPE FROM REFORMATORY
    Police in Beechworth district are searching for two men who escaped yesterday from the Beechworth reformatory. They are Harry Johnstone, 22, 5ft 6in, medium build, brown hair, hazel eyes, with anchor tattooed on right forearm; and Donald Fraser, 66, 5ft 9£in, white hair, fresh complexion, medium build, brown eyes, shoulders stooped, scars on back of right hand and right thumb.
    Both men were wearing white trousers, blue striped. shirt, dark tweed jacket, and heavy military boots.10
  • 22 Aug 1947, 48 years in gaol, and going back
    Donald Fraser, 69, of no fixed address, convicted of house breaking and stealing, was sentenced to 12 months' gaol by Mr Justice Lowe in the Criminal Court yesterday.
    Before committing this crime Fraser had served 48 years in gaol, and the sentences imposed on him totalled about 200 years, but some of them had been made concurrent.
    His crimes included false pretences, indecent assault, escaping from custody, larceny, horse-stealing, forgery, uttering valueless cheques, shooting with intent to murder, and assaulting a fellow prisoner.
    After the jury had returned its verdict Fraser had little to say, but he told his Honour that he was on parole, and as he had been declared an habitual criminal he would have to serve an extra four and a half years in gaol.11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B7069."
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Fredk Wilckins, hotel keeper, previous schooling - private tutor.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Ward Registers: Wilckens, John Gerard David [Reg. no. 21069R] (page 598 bottom)
    This Sub-Item is part of Series number: VPRS 4527/P0002
    [Reformatory Children Registers] Ballarat Book, Reg. nos. 10337.
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Sep 1897, p6.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Oct 1900 p6.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Oct 1900 p15.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Nov 1944, p3.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Aug 1947, p6.
Last Edited27 Jul 2017

Ferdinand Wilckens

M, #1271, b. 1884, d. 5 Jul 1946
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Probate (Will) Albert Wilkins. Dairy Farm Worker. Toorak. 05 Jul 1946. 377/162.1 
Birth*1884 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B8008.2 
Education*1890 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 7y 6m.3 
Death*5 Jul 1946 Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D11478 (age 62) [par Fredk Rudolph WILCKENS & Eliz MITCHELL].4 
Death-Notice*8 Jul 1946WILKINS.-On July 5, Albert Wilkins, accidentally killed. -Our dearly loved brother. (22 Mathoura road. Toorak.)5 
Probate (Will)*9 Jul 1946 ALBERT WILKINS. Late of 22 Mathoura Road, Toorak, in the State of Victoria. Dairy Farm Worker, Deceased.-After fourteen clear days Eleanor Wilkins, of 22 Mathoura road, Toorak, in the said State, spinster, the executrix appointed by the deceased's will, dated the fifth day of September, 1945, will APPLY to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL.
Dated the ninth day of July, 1946.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192456 Cardigan Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Frederick Wilckens and Elizabeth Wilckens.7

Grave

  • CofE Monumental Comp M Section 15, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia8
  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia, CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT M SECTION 15 GRAVE 03 (parents buried nearby)8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jul 1947, WILKINS.-In loving memory of Ferdinand (Birdie), accidentally killed, Mornington, July 5, 1946. (Inserted by his fond brother Val, and sister-in-law, Minnie.)9

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B8008."
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian Frederick Wilckens, hotelkeeper.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "as Ferdinand WILCKENS."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jul 1946 p16.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 July 1946 p17.
  7. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jul 1947, p11.
Last Edited26 Mar 2017

Amanda Wilckens

F, #1272, b. 1887, d. 1 Feb 1968
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Married NameStewart. 
Birth*1887 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B4694.1 
Marriage*1924 Spouse: Malcolm Gordon Stewart. VIC, Australia, #M3969.2
 
Widow14 Oct 1965Amanda Wilckens became a widow upon the death of her husband Malcolm Gordon Stewart.3 
Death*1 Feb 1968 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D12776 age 80 -- as STEWART.3 
Probate (Will)* Amanda Stewart. Widow. Dandenong. 01 Feb 1968. 669/301.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1930 - 1949Bull Plain, Saversnake via Corowa, Mulwala, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Malcolm Gordon Stewart.5,6
195410 Clement Street, Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Malcolm Gordon Stewart.7

Grave

  • H N Featonby Lawn, Row D, Grave 17, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B4694."
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 7; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 742.
  5. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  6. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1930 NSW Electoral Roll, also 1936 + 1943."
  7. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited6 May 2017

Edward Wilckens

M, #1273, b. 13 Jul 1889, d. 1948
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Birth*13 Jul 1889 Miss Macarthney's private hospital Rubra, 72 Hotham Street, Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #B23689.1 
Marriage*1914 Spouse: Marie Margaretha Rieschieck. Adelaide, SA, Australia, #M259/7.2
 
Death*1948 Adelaide, SA, Australia, #D728/3306.2 

Family

Marie Margaretha Rieschieck d. 1970
Children 1.Erna Dorothy Wilckens b. 1915
 2.Henry Wilckens b. 1916
 3.Jean Marjorie Wilckens b. 1918
 4.Betty Marie Wilckens b. 1922

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Jul 1889, WILCKENS.—On the 13th inst., at Miss Macartney's private hospital, Rubra, 72 Hotham-street, the wife of F. Wilckens, of Beaconsfield-house, Beaconsfield—a son.3

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B23689."
  2. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jul 1889 p1.
Last Edited6 May 2017

Henry Wilckens

M, #1274, b. 13 Nov 1891, d. 1970
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Birth*13 Nov 1891 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #B35048.1 
Military*4 Jun 1915Enlisted for military service: Regimental number     139 Occupation Soldier. Returned to Australia 19 October 1918.2 
Marriage*15 Jan 1916 Spouse: Alice Grace Strickland. Taunton, Somerset, England.3
 
Death*1970 Adelaide, SA, Australia, #D87A/3381
Buried at Enfield Memorial Park.4 

Family

Alice Grace Strickland b. 1891, d. 1987
Children 1.Amy Betty Wilckens b. 1920
 2.Gladys Mary Wilckens b. 1924
 3.Arthur Henry Wilckens b. 1927
 4.Leonard Raymond Wilckens b. 1930

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B35048."
  2. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, Regimental number     139; Henry Wilckens; Religion     Church of England; Occupation     Soldier
    Address     Fort Largs, Adelaide, South Australia; Marital status     Single; Age at embarkation     23
    Next of kin     Mother, Mrs Wilckins, Robertson Street, Dandenong, Victoria
    Previous military service     Royal Australian Garrison Artillery; Enlistment date     4 June 1915
    Rank on enlistment     Gunne; Unit name     Siege Artillery Brigade; AWM Embarkation Roll number     13/49/1
    Embarkation details     Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
    Rank from Nominal Roll     Private
    Unit from Nominal Roll     Heavy Artillery Brigade
    Fate     Returned to Australia 19 October 1918.
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Military Record.
  4. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
Last Edited6 May 2017

Frederick Wilckens

M, #1275, b. 1873, d. 22 Aug 1945
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Birth*1873 New Zealand.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel10 Nov 1876 Sailing with Frederick Rudolph Wilckens, Elizabeth Wilckens, Otto Wilckens, Herman Wilckens to Sydney, NSW, Australia. Ship Hero Auckland
Age 4.2
Marriage*1914 Spouse: Elizabeth Brown. VIC, Australia, #M3777.3
 
Marriage Spouse: Elsie May Rahilly.4
 
Death*22 Aug 1945 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia, #D8472 (Age 72.)5 
Death-Notice*23 Aug 1945WILCKENS.—On August 22, Frederick Wilckens, of 239 Barkly-street, East Brunswick, dearly beloved husband of Elsie May, and loving father of Jean and Dorothy, aged 72 years. At rest.
WILCKENS.—On August 22 at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Frederick, beloved husband of Elsie, and loving father of Dorothy and Jean, aged 73 years.
WILCKENS.—The Funeral of the late Mr. FREDERICK WILCKENS, of 239 Barkly-street, East Brunswick, will leave Nelson Bros., 276 Sydney-road, Coburg, THIS DAY at 4 p.m., for the Fawkner Cemetery.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Cheviot, Yea, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Otto Wilckens and Emily Kate Wilckens.7
192456 Cardigan Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Elizabeth Wilckens. With Ferdinand Wilckens.8
1928140 Queensberry Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.9
1931132 Canning Street, Carlton South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.10
1937239 Barkly Street east, East Brunswick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.11
1942239 Barkly Street, East Brunswick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Elsie May Wilckens. With Elizabeth Wilckens.12

Grave

  • COE T 6941, Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia13

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8472 age 72."
  2. [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.
    Original data:
    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.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "as WILCKINS."
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 23 Aug 1945, p8.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  9. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937 "only Frederick is listed."
  12. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942 "Frederick listed as Wilkins, others as Wilckens."
  13. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
Last Edited6 May 2017

William John Wilckens

M, #1276, b. 13 Apr 1881, d. 15 Sep 1949
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Name Variation William John Wilckens was also known as Wilkins. 
Birth*13 Apr 1881 St Kilda, VIC, Australia.1 
Birth-Notice*18 Apr 1881WILKINS.—On the 13th inst., No. 1 Langport-villa, Robe-street, St. Kilda, the wife of F. Wilkins of a son.2 
Education*1889 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 6y 6m.3 
Marriage*1917 Spouse: Audrey Violet Darragh. VIC, Australia, #M8608.4,5
 
Death*15 Sep 1949 Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #D21456 age 68 (as Wilkins.)1 
Death-Notice*19 Sep 1949WILKINS. - On September 15 (suddenly), at Pakenham East, William John, the dearly loved husband of Audrey Wilkins, of 22 Mathoura road, Toorak, and loving father of John, Alan (deceased, 2nd AIF), and Eleanor, aged 68 years. (Interred privately, Brighton Cemetery. September 16.)6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
194922 Mathoura Avenue, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Audrey Violet Wilkins. With Robert Edward John Wilkins Eleanor Elizabeth Wilkins.7

Family

Audrey Violet Darragh b. 1896, d. 1968
Children 1.Robert Edward John Wilkins b. 1918
 2.Gordon Frederick Wilkins b. 1919, d. 1919
 3.Allen Francis Wilkins b. 1920
 4.Eleanor Elizabeth Wilkins

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D21456 age 68 (as Wilkins)."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Apr 1881, p1.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Fredk Wilckins, hotel keeper, no previous schooling.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Sep 1949 p11.
  7. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
Last Edited25 Mar 2017

Otto Wilckens

M, #1277, b. 1874, d. Oct 1948
Father*Frederick Rudolph Wilckens b. 1833, d. 15 Apr 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1852, d. 20 Jan 1942
Name Variation Otto Wilckens was also known as Oswald Wilkins. 
Birth*1874 New Zealand #B36205.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel10 Nov 1876 Sailing with Frederick Rudolph Wilckens, Elizabeth Wilckens, Frederick Wilckens, Herman Wilckens to Sydney, NSW, Australia. Ship Hero Auckland
Age 2.2
Marriage*20 Feb 1908 Spouse: Emily Kate Wray. Presbyterian Church, West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1340R.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*14 Mar 1908WILCKENS—WRAY.—On the 20th February, at the Presbyterian Church, West Melbourne, by the Rev. James Gibson, Otto, second son of Frederick Wilckens, of Dandenong, to Lillie, youngest daughter of the late John Wray, of Melbourne. Kalgoorlie papers please copy.4 
Death*Oct 1948 Liverpool, NSW, Australia, #D29801/1948 [par Frederick & Elizabeth] - as Oswald WILKINS.5 
Death-Notice*12 Oct 1948WILKINS -The Funeral of the late Mr OSWALD WILKINS will leave our Chapel 32 Railway Parade Burwood This Tuesday after Service commenclng at 1 pm fcr Rookwood Crematorium Wood Coffill Limited Sydney and Manly.
WILKINS.—R.A.O.B. Lodge Harbord No 128 Officers and Members are requested to attend the Funeral of the late Member, Bro. O. Wilkins K O M Regalia. See above notice. R Young Secretary.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Egan Street, Kalgoorlie, WA, AustraliaOccupation: carter. With Emily Kate Wilckens.7,8
1914Cheviot, Yea, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Emily Kate Wilckens. With Frederick Wilckens.9
1930Fernbank, Wyndara Avenue, Narrabeen, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: braceman. With Emily Kate Wilkins.10

Family

Emily Kate Wray b. 1883, d. 1970
Child 1.Frieda Elizabeth Wilckens b. 1910, d. 1910

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Oct 1900, Kalgoorlie Police Court. Saturday, October 13. (Before Messrs W J Cotter and Harry Friedman J's. P.) Bacon. A young man answering to the name of Otto Wilckens stood accused of the larceny of a side of bacon, valued at 32s, from the premises of Bricknell Bros. Mr W. H. Jones, who appeared for the accused, sought for and obtained a remand for eight days. Bail was allowed.11
  • 24 May 1904, KALGOORLIE POLICE COURT. Tuesday, May 17, 1904. (Before Mr. E. P. Dowley, R.M.)
    Change of Stealing. Otto Wilckens was charged with having, on May 7, stolen a quantity of castiron piping, the property of the Water Supply Department. Sergeant Kelso told the bench that the police were not prepared to go on with the case, and, herefore, he asked for a remand for eight days, which was granted. Accused asked for bail. Sergeant Kelso did not object. The piping had been recovered, and the accused was already on bail on another charge. Bail was granted in the sum of £10.12
  • 24 May 1904, KALGOORLIE POLICE COURT. Saturday, May 21. (Before Mr. E. P. Dowley, R.M.)
    Stealing. Otto Wilckens was charged with the theft of 8 cwt. of scrap iron, valued at £1 1s, the property of the Water Supply Department. The accused, who pleaded "not guilty," was represented by Dr. Lyhane. Sergeant Kelso conducted the case for the prosecution. John Steele, inspector for the Goldfields Water Supply Department, stated that the iron produced was the property of the department. It had been left on the pipe track on Boulder-road. Albert Abadee, marine storedealer, said that on May 7 he bought a quantity of cast iron piping from the accused. The piece produced was exactly similar to that brought in, which was the first of the kind he had seen on the goldfields.
    To Dr. Lyhane: He did not suspect that it was stolen. He paid 2s. a cwt. for it. Constable Thompson deposed that on May 16 he found the iron produced in a truck at the Kalgoorlie rail- way station. The accused was arrested that night. He said that he picked it up on Boulder-road. This closed the case for the police. The accused, on oath, stated that he brought the piping, which he found on Boulder-road, near the North Kalgurli lease, to Abadee and Levy's marine store. He had noticed it there several times, and thought that it had been thrown away. Dr. Lyhane submitted that there was no fraudulent intent. Mr. Dowley said that he would have to convict the accused. He would fine Wilckens £5 with 13s 6d costs, to be paid within one week, in default one month's imprisonment with hard labor.
    A Second Charge. Wilckens was then charged with having, in company with two other men, stolen a bicycle, valued at £7, the property of William Stahl. Accused pleaded "not guilty." Dr. Lyhane defended. John Johnson gave evidence of having come from the Half-Way House Hotel to the Imperial Wine and Beer Saloon with the accused and two other men, after which he left them. William Edwards, barman at the Imperial Wine and Beer Saloon, told the court that four men, including the accused and the previous witness, came into the saloon on the 12th inst., and after having drinks Johnson went away. The other three men moved suspiciously about the place, and then they went to the bottom of the yard and had a conversation. Mr Stahl's bicycle was on the verandah, and he saw one of the men go there and afterwards walk down the yard with the machine. He afterwards found that it was Mr. Stahl's bicycle, and he informed the police. Evidence of identification, the arrest, and the subsequent discovery of the bicycle was then given. For the defence the accused gave evidence on oath. He had nothing to do with the bicycle. Mr. Dowley said that there was no evidence to show that the accused stole the bicycle. The case would be dismissed.13
  • 19 Jan 1914, YEA. — Mr. Otto Wilckens has been elected a councillor for the south riding of the shire of Yea, in place of Councillor Lawson, who has been appointed engineer to the shire.14

Citations

  1. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  2. [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.
    Original data:
    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.
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  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 14 Mar 1908, p64.
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Tue 12 Oct 1948, p12.
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 "as Emily WILCKENS."
  8. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906 "as Emily WILCKENS."
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S130] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1930 "as Oswald & Emily Kate WILKINS."
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Kalgoorlie Miner (WA) 15 Oct 1900, p2.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA), 24 May 1904, p21.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA), 24 May 1904, p14.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jan 1914 p6.
Last Edited6 May 2017

Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards

M, #1278, b. Sep 1920, d. 15 Oct 2007
Father*Harold Marcus Edwards b. 1883, d. 23 Apr 1965
Mother*Alice Mary Shorter b. Sep 1887, d. 18 Apr 1946
Birth*Sep 1920 Woolwich, Kent, England, Sep Q [Woolwich] 1d 2352.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel20 Nov 1921 Sailing with Harold Marcus Edwards Alice Mary Edwards to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Beltana
Age 1.2 
Occupation*1946 Orchard hand. 
Land-UBeac*22 Nov 1946 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 3). Transfer from Alice Mary Edwards to Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards.3 
Land-UBeac*22 Nov 1946 GEM-D-50 (part). Transfer from Katie Cowper Crotty to Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards. 5a 3r 34p.4 
Land-UBeac*24 Jun 1948 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 3). Transfer from Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards to Edwin Athol Fairless.5 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac18 Feb 1958 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 38581, 137 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Jones Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards to Edwin Sydney William Dickson. 3a 16p.6 
Land-Note*30 Apr 1965 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 67288: balance of the land was divided into 4 parts. Retained in Edwards' ownership until 13 Apr 1970.7 
Marriage* Spouse: Grace Rita.8
 
Land-UBeac13 Apr 1970 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 67288 (Lot 2), 131 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Jones to Arthur William Richardson Rosalie Irene 'Ros' Richardson.9 
Land-UBeac*13 Apr 1970 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 67288. Transfer from Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Jones to Arthur William Richardson Rosalie Irene 'Ros' Richardson. Balance of the land was divided into 4 parts on 30 Apr 1965 - all four parts transferred to the Richardsons.10 
Widower26 Jul 2001Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards became a widower upon the death of his wife Grace Rita.8 
Death*15 Oct 2007 VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*17 Oct 2007EDWARDS. - Allen Richard. Passed away peacefully Oct. 15, 2007, aged 87. Loved husband of Grace (dec.) Loved brother of Ann.11 
Probate (Will)* Allen Richard EDWARDS, Retiree, Rosebud West, 15 Oct 2007. 1292063.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1949 - 1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener. With Harold Marcus Edwards and Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards.13,14
196810/161A Oakleigh Road, Carnegie, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Grace Rita Edwards.15
197217 Guildford Avenue, Springvale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Grace Rita Edwards.16

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    previous address: 104 Ellis Combe Road, Charlton S E 7, England.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6344-732 - Allen Richard Edwards Orchard Hand of "Claremont" Upper Beaconsfield.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4925-913 - Katie Cowper Crotty to Allen Richard Edwards Orchard Hand and Ann Elizabeth Edwards (Jones) Spinster both of "Claremont" Upper Beaconsfield as joint proprietors - C/T 6941-103.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6344-732 - Edwin Athol Fairless of Upper Beaconsfield Carpenter.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6941-103 - Edwin Sydney William Dickson of 10 Tolls Avenue Mentone Technical Assistant - C/T 8185-198.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6941-103 - Allen Richard Edwards & Ann Elizabeth Jones 4 titles created - C/T 8549-843-846.
  8. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8549-844 - Arthur William Richardson Lithographer and Rosalie Irene Richardson Married Woman both of Stoney Creek Rd Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8549-843-846 Allen Richard Edwards & Ann Elizabeth Jones to Arthur William Richardson Lithographer and Rosalie Irene Richardson Married Woman both of Stoney Creek Road as joint proprietors.
  11. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "17 Oct 2007 - viewed online 24 Jun 2014."
  12. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P38, unit 432.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "only Ann's address is given as Claremont."
  14. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  15. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  16. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
Last Edited30 Apr 2017

Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards

F, #1279, b. 1924, d. 16 Mar 2008
Father*Harold Marcus Edwards b. 1883, d. 23 Apr 1965
Mother*Alice Mary Shorter b. Sep 1887, d. 18 Apr 1946
Married NameJones. 
Birth*1924 VIC, Australia.1 
Christening23 Feb 1924 St John's Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, First christening at St John's Church.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac22 Nov 1946 GEM-D-50 (part). Transfer from Katie Cowper Crotty to Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Edwards. 5a 3r 34p.3 
Occupation*c 1950-1969 Telephonist at the Upper Beaconsfield Telephone Exchange. 
Marriage Spouse: James John Francis Jones.4
 
Land-UBeac*18 Feb 1958 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 38581, 137 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Jones Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards to Edwin Sydney William Dickson. 3a 16p.5 
Land-Note*30 Apr 1965 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 67288: balance of the land was divided into 4 parts. Retained in Edwards' ownership until 13 Apr 1970.6 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac13 Apr 1970 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 67288. Transfer from Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Jones to Arthur William Richardson Rosalie Irene 'Ros' Richardson. Balance of the land was divided into 4 parts on 30 Apr 1965 - all four parts transferred to the Richardsons.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac13 Apr 1970 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 67288 (Lot 2), 131 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards Ann Elizabeth 'Betty' Jones to Arthur William Richardson Rosalie Irene 'Ros' Richardson.8 
Village Bell*Feb 1999The article reads: St John's first christening
I was christened on the 23rd February 1924. I was the first baby to be christened at St John's Church in Upper Beaconsfield. I was christened by the late Reverend R J Cole of Berwick.
Reverend Cole used to drive up the hill to Upper Beaconsfield from Berwick in a horse and buggy. He would tether the horse to one of the trees on the bottom side of the church.
My father was the late Harold Edwards. He used to mix the fuel for the lighting of the church. It was lit by gas. The little shed was on the gully side of the church under the building. That was done every Sunday morning.
Mrs. A E Jones, Cranbourne Elderly Hostel, Box 333, Cranbourne 3977.2 
Death*16 Mar 2008 VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice18 Mar 2008JONES (nee Edwards). - Ann Elizabeth (Betty) Passed away peacefully 16.3.2008. Aged 84 years. Late of Upper Beaconsfield, Cockatoo and Cranbourne. Beloved wife of Jack (dec.), much loved sister of Allan (Dick) (dec.) Step-mother of Jim and Beth, Lesley and Con, John and Margaret. Grandmother and great grandmother.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1949 - 1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harold Marcus Edwards and Allen Richard 'Dick' Edwards.9,10
1963Woori Yallock Road, Cockatoo, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.11

Grave

  • 7-588, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Jones Ann Elizabeth (-Edwards) 1924-2008 wife/ Jack12

Citations

  1. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "18 Mar 2008 - viewed online 3 Aug 2014."
  2. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Feb 1999. Issue 126, p4."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4925-913 - Katie Cowper Crotty to Allen Richard Edwards Orchard Hand and Ann Elizabeth Edwards (Jones) Spinster both of "Claremont" Upper Beaconsfield as joint proprietors - C/T 6941-103.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6941-103 has name change to Ann Elizabeth Jones recorded 9 Apr 1965.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6941-103 - Edwin Sydney William Dickson of 10 Tolls Avenue Mentone Technical Assistant - C/T 8185-198.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6941-103 - Allen Richard Edwards & Ann Elizabeth Jones 4 titles created - C/T 8549-843-846.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8549-843-846 Allen Richard Edwards & Ann Elizabeth Jones to Arthur William Richardson Lithographer and Rosalie Irene Richardson Married Woman both of Stoney Creek Road as joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8549-844 - Arthur William Richardson Lithographer and Rosalie Irene Richardson Married Woman both of Stoney Creek Rd Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  9. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "only Ann's address is given as Claremont."
  10. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  11. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "(on her own)."
  12. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    7-588 Jones Ann Elizabeth F 84 20/03/2008 3655
    bw0541     Jones Ann Elizabeth (-Edwards) 1924-2008 wife/ Jack.
Last Edited17 Aug 2017

Albert John 'Bert' Brain

M, #1286, b. Jun 1880, d. 26 Jul 1961
Albert John BRAIN
(1880-1961)
Father*George Brain b. 1855, d. 6 Jun 1921
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Featherstone b. Dec 1850, d. 1933

World War I

Albert John 'Bert' Brain enlisted on 18 Jul 1915 when he was 29 years old, married and working as a labourer at Strathewen. SERN 356.
He was with the 3rd Pioneer Battalion, A Company, which embarked from Melbourne on 6 Jun 1916, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla.
He served with the 4th Pioneer Battalion in France and was wounded by shrapnel in Sept 1917, which necessitated removal to England. He returned to France in Feb 1918, but was again invalided to England in Sept 1918 because of strained abdominal muscles. He returned to Australia on 2 Jan 1919.
He is remembered on the Beaconsfield Avenue of Honour.
After the war he worked a soldier-settlement property in North Beaconsfield for some years.1
Birth*Jun 1880 Milton, Kent, England, Jun Q [Milton] 2a 854.2 
Marriage*1915 Spouse: Olive Maud Shelton. VIC, Australia, #M8909.3
 
Widower1920Albert John 'Bert' Brain became a widower upon the death of his wife Olive Maud Shelton.3 
Marriage*1923 Spouse: Lilian Norah Vincent Osborn. VIC, Australia, #M9980.4
 
Land-UBeac*23 Feb 1923 GEM-E-10c. Transfer from King George to Albert John 'Bert' Brain. 40a 0r 0p - Conditional Purchase Lease of Farm Allotment (Closer Settlement Act) - 73 half-yearly instalments - total sum £3319.17.7 (advance £1525.)5 
Note*a 1 Dec 1923 Victoria Jean Robertson 'Glenbrae' property was sold for 2000 pounds - inventory of furniture in probate. Mr Brain bought horses and implements for 120 pounds.6 
NoteMay 1930 Lilian Norah Vincent Brain PARISH OF GEMBROOK. area 40 acres, allotment 10c, section E. Formerly held by A. J. Brain, at Upper Beaconsfield, 6 miles from Beaconsfield railway station; 19 acres orchard in good condition. Improvements consist of five-roomed weatherboard house, with verandah, calfshed, pig sty, dam, and fencing. 
Land-Note*1 Mar 1934 GEM-E-10c: lease declared void (letter from Crown Lands Department dated 28 Feb 1934 Corr 4775.)5 
Death*26 Jul 1961 Maribyrnong, VIC, Australia, #D14223 (age 75) [par Unknown].7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 188119A Albert Street, Maidstone, Kent, England(Head of Household) George Brain;
Age 1
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Ann Featherstone, George Edgar Brain, Edith Phoebe Brain, Harriet Maud Brain8
bt 1921 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchard hand.9,10,11
bt 1925 - 1928"The Pines", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchard hand. With Lilian Norah Vincent McAllan.12,13,14,15
1931c/- B FARMER, Hastings, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchard hand.16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 May 1930, PARISH OF GEMBROOK. Upset Price, £1300. Lot 4, area 40 acres, allotment 10c, section E. Formerly held by A. J. Brain, at Upper Beaconsfield, 6 miles from Beaconsfield railway station; 19 acres orchard in good condition. Improvements consist of five-roomed weatherboard house, with verandah, calfshed, pig sty, dam, and fencing.
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
    A deposit of 5 per cent of the purchase money will be payable at the sale, balance in 40 equal half-yearly instalments, interest 6 per cent.
    Full purchase money may be paid at any time prior to due date, or purchaser may transfer his interest in the purchase.
    Improvements to be maintained and insured.
    No residence condition. Crown grants on completion of purchases.
    Particulars are obtainable from the auctioneers, or Lands Department Melbourne.17
  • 3 Jan 1931, LAND FOR SALE OR TO LEASE (One Year). TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR ORCHARD PROPERTIES. PARISH OF GEMBROOK. Lot 2 -Area 40 acres allot 10c sec E. Formerly held by A J Brain at Upper Beaconsfield. Six miles from Beaconsfield R S 19 acres orchard. Five roomed W B house, calf shed, pigsty, and fencing.
    TERMS. For Purchase -Deposit 5 per cent of purchase money, balance in 40 half-yearly instals., int. 6 per cent.
    For Lease -Deposit one quarter of annual rent, thereafter quarterly in advance.
    IMMEDIATE POSSESSION
    Tenders, stating full name, occupation and address, and endorsed "Tender for Orchard Property" must reach the Secretary Closer Settlement Board Melbourne, C2, by noon, Friday, January 9.
    Particulars from the Lands Department18

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=30539
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "married as Osborne."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/L 1049-706 - Albert John Brain of Beaconsfield Upper Orchardist.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 194/482. residence mentioned in codicil.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census Class: RG11; Piece: 932; Folio: 45; Page: 15; GSU roll: 1341222."
  9. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  10. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925 ""The Pines" only listed in Norah's listing."
  13. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  14. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  15. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  16. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 May 1930, p3.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jan 1931, p8.
Last Edited18 Jul 2017