Alfred John Brown

M, #1321, b. 1875, d. 4 Aug 1946
Birth*1875 Bethnal Green, London, England.1 
Marriage*24 Sep 1894Spouse: Alice Whiting. Bethnal Green, London, England, Sep Q [Bethnal Green] 1c 419.2
(Migrant) Migration/Travel7 Jun 1910 Sailing with Alice Brown, Alice Maud Brown, Alfred John Thomas Brown, William Lawrence Brown, Walter Henry Brown, Ernest Richard Brown, Emily Eileen Brown to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Norseman sailing from London
Age 35 - Packing Case Maker.3
Residence1 Mar 1916 Corner Alma and Vida Streets, Essendon, VIC, Australia.4 
Residence*29 Nov 1920 "Hughendon", Hughendon Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.5 
Death*4 Aug 1946 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D20575 (Age 71) [par William BROWN & Sophia SALTER].1 
Death-Notice*5 Aug 1946BROWN.-On August 4 at Dandenong, Alfred John, the dearly beloved husband of Alice Brown, of St. Georges road, Beaconsfield Upper, and loving father of Alice (Mrs. Woods, deceased), Alfred, William (1st A.I.F.. killed In action, 1916); Charles (deceased), Walter, Ernest, Emily (Mrs. Cramer), and Muriel (Mrs Bickham), aged 71 years. -At rest.
BROWN.-The Funeral of the late Mr. ALFRED JOHN BROWN, of St. George's road, Beaconsfield Upper, will leave our parlour 10 Walker street. Dandenong. THIS DAY (Monday), after a service by the Rev. W. P. Daunt, commencing at 3.30 p.m., for the Necropolis, Springvale, arriving at 4 p.m.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190145 Blyth Road, West Ham, Essex, EnglandHead of Household: Alfred John Brown. Age 25 - packing case maker. The census lists two names, William (3) and Lawrence (1)
Member(s) of Household: Alice Whiting, Alice Maud Brown, Alfred John Thomas Brown, William Lawrence Brown.7
bt 1922 - 1926Hughendon Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: casemaker. With Alice Brown.8,9,10,11
1927Hughendon Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: casemaker. With Alice Brown. With Ernest Richard Brown.12
1928St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Alice Brown.13
1931St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Alice Brown. With Ernest Richard Brown.14
bt 1934 - 1942St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Alice Brown.15,16,17,18

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT K SECTION 4 GRAVE 1319

Family

Alice Whiting b. 1875, d. 21 Dec 1958
Children 1.Walter Henry Brown+ b. Jun 1901, d. 3 Aug 1971
 2.Ernest Richard Brown+ b. Dec 1903, d. 31 Jul 1953
 3.Muriel Winifred Brown+ b. 17 Jul 1916, d. 31 Aug 1994

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.20
  • 14 Aug 1946, Brown.—Mrs. A. Brown and family thank all relatives and friends for floral tributes, telegrams, cards, personal expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement; special thanks to Dr Langmore and Dr. Tullock, and Sisters and staff at Dandenong District Hospital. Will all please accept this as a personal acknowledgment of sincere gratitude. —St. Georges Rd., Beaconsfield Upper.21

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] GRO.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Source Citation: Class: BT26.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  4. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  5. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, note in military file of his son William Lawrence Brown.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Aug 1946 p2.
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 1563; Folio: 93; Page: 44.
  8. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  11. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  12. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  13. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  14. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  15. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  16. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  17. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  18. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  19. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT K SECTION 4 GRAVE 13.
  20. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
  21. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "14 Aug 1946, p4."
Last Edited2 Nov 2018

Alice Whiting

F, #1322, b. 1875, d. 21 Dec 1958
Married NameBrown. 
Birth*1875 London, England.1 
Marriage*24 Sep 1894Spouse: Alfred John Brown. Bethnal Green, London, England, Sep Q [Bethnal Green] 1c 419.2
(Migrant) Migration/Travel7 Jun 1910 Sailing with Alfred John Brown, Alice Maud Brown, Alfred John Thomas Brown, William Lawrence Brown, Walter Henry Brown, Ernest Richard Brown, Emily Eileen Brown to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Norseman sailing from London
Age 35.3
Widow4 Aug 1946Alice Whiting became a widow upon the death of her husband Alfred John Brown.4 
Death*21 Dec 1958 Middle Park, VIC, Australia, #D15596 (Age 83) [par John Thomas WHITING & Sarah Elizabeth].4,1 
Death-Notice*22 Dec 1958BROWN. -On December 21, at her home, Alice, beloved wife of the late Alfred, and loving mother of Alice (deceased), Alfred, Charles (deceased), William (deceased), Walter, Ernest (deceased), Emily and Muriel, aged 83 years.
BROWN. - The friends of the late Mrs. ALICE BROWN, of 283 Danks Street, Middle Park, and formerly of Upper Beaconsfield, are notified that her funeral will leave our parlors, Walker Street, Dandenong, TOMORROW, after a service to commence at 1 pm for the Spring Vale Cemetery.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190145 Blyth Road, West Ham, Essex, England(Head of Household) Alfred John Brown;
Age 26
Member(s) of Household: Alice Maud Brown, Alfred John Thomas Brown, William Lawrence Brown6
bt 1922 - 1926Hughendon Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred John Brown.7,8,9,10
1927Hughendon Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred John Brown. With Ernest Richard Brown.11
1928St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred John Brown.12
1931St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred John Brown. With Ernest Richard Brown.13
bt 1934 - 1942St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred John Brown.14,15,16,17

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT K SECTION 4 GRAVE 1318

Family

Alfred John Brown b. 1875, d. 4 Aug 1946
Children 1.Walter Henry Brown+ b. Jun 1901, d. 3 Aug 1971
 2.Ernest Richard Brown+ b. Dec 1903, d. 31 Jul 1953
 3.Muriel Winifred Brown+ b. 17 Jul 1916, d. 31 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D15596 birthplace London."
  2. [S9] GRO.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Source Citation: Class: BT26.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 22 Dec 1958, p9.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 1563; Folio: 93; Page: 44.
  7. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  8. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  9. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  10. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  11. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  12. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  13. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  14. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  15. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  16. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  17. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  18. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT K SECTION 4 GRAVE 13.
Last Edited12 May 2016

Walter Henry Brown

M, #1327, b. Jun 1901, d. 3 Aug 1971
Father*Alfred John Brown b. 1875, d. 4 Aug 1946
Mother*Alice Whiting b. 1875, d. 21 Dec 1958
Birth*Jun 1901 West Ham, Essex, England, Jun Q [West Ham] 4a 36.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel7 Jun 1910 Sailing with Alfred John Brown, Alice Brown, Alice Maud Brown, Alfred John Thomas Brown, William Lawrence Brown, Ernest Richard Brown, Emily Eileen Brown to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Norseman sailing from London
Age 9.2
Land-UBeac*20 Feb 1922 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey John Wilfred Rutty to Walter Henry Brown. 1a 3r 37p.3 
Land-UBeac*15 May 1931 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Stella Tryphena Thompson Denniston to Walter Henry Brown. SW part of land.4 
Land-UBeac27 Jun 1932 GEM-D-36.37 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey to Walter Henry Brown. 26a 0r 8p.5 
Marriage-Notice*21 Sep 1935Women's Realm - Social Notes: The marriage of Dorothy, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, of Nott street, East Malvern, to Mr. Walter Brown, third son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Brown, of Upper Beaconsfield will take place at Ewing Memorial Presbyterian Church, Burke road, East Malvern, on Saturday, September 28, at 7 pm.6 
Marriage*28 Sep 1935Spouse: Dorothy Maude Smith. Ewing Memorial Presbyterian Church, Burke Road, East Malvern, VIC, Australia, #M9813.6,7
 
Land-UBeac*2 Sep 1940 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to William Alexander Berglund. SW part of land.8 
Land-UBeac*10 Jul 1941 GEM-D-33.34 (part). Transfer from Colin Wright to Walter Henry Brown. 10a 0r 34p.9 
Land-UBeac*10 Apr 1947 PAK-69 (part). Transfer from Helen Josephine Raws to Walter Henry Brown. Balance 10a (northern part.)10 
Land-UBeac*5 Oct 1949 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Felice Ciphera Aarons.11 
Land-UBeac6 Mar 1950 GEM-D-36.37 (part). Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Ronald Aaron Murphy. 21a 0r 15p.12 
Land-UBeac*15 Mar 1951 GEM-D-33.33A.34 (part). Transfer from Ernst Ferdinand Finger to Walter Henry Brown. 5a.13 
Land-UBeac*21 Mar 1951 GEM-D-36.37 (part) l/p 22781 (Lot 3), 70 St Georges Road. Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Mary Ann Windmill.14 
Land-UBeac4 Apr 1951 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Allan Ruggles Cook Florence Martha Ann Cook. 0.99160 acres.15 
Land-UBeac*4 Apr 1951 GEM-D-33.34 (part). Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Allan Ruggles Cook Florence Martha Ann Cook. 10a 0r 34p.16 
Land-UBeac4 Apr 1951 GEM-D-33.33A.34 (part). Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Allan Ruggles Cook Florence Martha Ann Cook. 5a.17 
Land-UBeac6 Apr 1951 GEM-D-36.37 (part) l/p 22781 (Lot 6), 64 St Georges Road. Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Allan Ruggles Cook Florence Martha Ann Cook. 1a 3r 9p.18 
Land-UBeac18 Jan 1952 GEM-D-36.37 (part) l/p 22781 (Lot 2), 72 St Georges Road. Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Francis James Augustus Graham Emma Mary Graham.19 
Land-UBeac10 May 1956 GEM-D-36.37 (part) l/p 22781 (Lots 4.5), 66+68 St Georges Road. Transfer from Walter Henry Brown to Helen Maude 'Nell' McTaggart. 1a 35 1/10p.20 
Death*3 Aug 1971 Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia, #D-B25793.21 
Probate (Will)* Walter Henry Brown. Rtd Farmer. Surfers Paradise. 03 Aug 1971. 726/885.22       

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1925 - 1931Redland, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.23,24,25,26,27
bt 1934 - 1936Runnymede, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.28,29,30
bt 1942 - 1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.31,32,33
1963379 Wattletree Road, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Dorothy Maude Brown.34
196874 Brunel Street, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired. With Dorothy Maude Brown.34

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jul 1931, Manurial Tests with Fruit Trees at Beaconsfield Upper. A POLICY OF PROGRESS
    By "CULTUS"
    THE fruitgrowing potentialities of the country in the neighborhood of Beaconsfield Upper, in the Shire of Berwick, 35 miles east from Melbourne have been demonstrated in a convincing fashion. Nearly 40 years have passed since apples, pears, peaches, apricots, cherries, plums and lemons were planted there. The early trees made good progress, and bore substantial crops. Development, however, was seriously handicapped by the condition of the roads. There is now an excellent highway connecting Beaconsfield Upper, at 600 to 800 feet above sea level, with the metro politan area by way of Beaconsfield, Berwick and Dandenong. The district roads are moderately good, and the op portunities for those who have a desire to become orchardists are most appeal ing. Thousands of acres of uncleared land may be purchased at £3 to £5 an acre. Although the soil at Beaconsfield Upper is not rich, it is quite suitable for fruit trees, and there is a fairly reliable rainfall of approximately 40 inches.
    Deep layers of decomposed granitic loam resemble the formations which have made the Harcourt district such a famous fruit-producing place. In the recent season the output from the comparatively small orchards, which have been established over an extensive area, totalled 80,000 cases, and consisted chiefly of apples and pears for the overseas markets. If the export results continue to be as profitable as they have been this year, the time should not be far distant when the an nual production of high quality fruit will be 10 times greater than it is now. About 20 years ago the late Mr. Lockey, who was well known in Mel bourne business circles, purchased 60 acres of typical hilly land, within a short distance of the Beaconsfield Up per township. Besides erecting an attractive country residence he started an orchard of 22 acres of Jonathan, Cox's Orange Pip pin, Yates, Granny Smith and Shor-land Queen apple trees. Nearly half of the space was devoted to Jonathans, which were planted at intervals of 20 feet apart each way on the square. Through the centre of the orchard a strip of pine trees was planted. These have made vigorous growth, and are an effective windbreak. Increasing Yields About 15 years ago the management of the orchard known as "Redland" was entrusted to an industrious young man, Mr. W. H. Brown, who had dis played great aptitude for the fruit in dustry. Five years ago Mr. Brown purchased 26 acres of the estate, in cluding the orchard. For several years after they began to bear the trees received no manure, and became more or less enfeebled. Green manuring and the use of lime and fertilisers resulted in profitable yields. Last season the yield was 4000 cases, of which 3250 were sent to the British and European markets. The fruit arrived in excellent condition and real ised the highest ruling rates. A third of the shipments was sold f.o.b., Melbourne, another third was exported on consignment, and the balance sent overseas on the joint account system of selling through the Gippsland market ing scheme, bearing the "Opossum" brand. Mr. Brown is convinced that judicious feeding, correct pruning and thorough cultivation will produce much better yields than have yet been recorded. He expects to raise the annual output to 8000 cases in the next five years, and looks for 6000 cases next season. When the Government, three years ago, decided to conduct manurial ex periments in the district, Mr Brown characteristically made available a portion of "Redlands." The work is being carried out under the direction of Messrs. F. M. Read (senior horticultural research officer of the Department of Agriculture) and A. G. Strickland (hor ticultural research officer). In the experimental section are 16 plots, in each of which are two rows of four Jonathan trees, and a similar num ber of unmanured trees for checks. A row of guard trees, which receive no treat ment, separates the plots. Next to the guard trees on the southern side are two rows of trees receiving no manure. The adjoining guard row also is un treated. Alongside this the double row of trees has been receiving a mixture of 11lb. of super., 3½lb. of nitrate of soda, and 3lb. of potash a tree. Those in plot 2 have received annual dressings in spring of 11lb. of super, only a tree. The manuring in plot 3 has consisted of nitrate of soda at the rate of 3½lb. a tree, and that in plot 4 was 3lb. of sulphate of potash a tree. Immediately preceding the spring ploughing the fertilisers are scattered over the surface, and turned under be tween three and four inches deep. When the trees receive the annual trimming the prunings are collected and weighed to show the amount of excess branch growth made by each in the season. The fruit also is weighed carefully, and graded, so that the commercial returns are recorded and checked against the cost of manuring. Although three seasons' results are available, officers have not drawn final conclusions. They require additional data, and Mr Brown has expressed his willingness to continue the experimental work. Unofficial Deductions Apart from opinions which the ex perts may entertain, Mr Brown has noticed the beneficial influence of the heavy dressing of super., nitrate of soda and potash on plot 1. Compared with the trees in plot 2, where super, only has been used, there has been stronger growth and much heavier yields of better quality fruit have been obtained. Super, only, he considers, has not benefited the trees, which are no better at the end of three seasons, than those in the untreated plots. "It would appear," said Mr Brown, when discussing the question last week, "that fertilisers containing nitrogen and potash must be combined with super, for the invigora-tion of fruit trees in the Beaconsfield Upper district." Support is given to that belief by the beneficial effects which have followed the use, during the last two seasons, of nitrophoska at the rate of 3lb. a tree. In this German preparation, which costs £22 a ton, the certified analysis shows 16 per cent, of nitrogen, 16.5 of phosphoric acid, and 21.5 of potash. This complete fertiliser has been more ad vantageous to the trees at "Redland" than any of the other manures. Mr Brown is definitely of the opinion that the mixture of super., nitrate of soda and potash has given the best results, which have compared favor-ably with those from nitrophoska with the advantage of being less expensive. When "Redland" was purchased by Mr Brown there was little grass growth among the trees during the warm months. The supply of humus had to be main-tained with green manure by the cultivation of field peas sown at the rate of 1½ bushels an acre, and stimulated with 2 cwt of complete manure an acre. Throughout the orchard there now is an abundance of Cape weed and other grasses. The prolific growth of these has rendered the further cultiva tion of peas unnecessary. "Redland" is ploughed once a year only, in the latter part of winter. Be fore the ground is stirred nitrophoska is scattered over a portion of the or chard and turned under between three and four inches deep. That method of application is preferred to ploughing first and harrowing in the artificial manure. The other section is treated with a mixture of three parts of sul phate of ammonia, two of super., and one of sulphate of Potash. This is ap plied at the rate of 4lb. a tree in the same manner as nitrophoska. More Regular Bearing Throughout "Redland" are two and three inch agricultural pipes 40 feet apart. These furnish adequate drainage and leave the land moderately dry after the heaviest rains. Following light crops the trees are pruned hard to prevent overbearing and the trimming of the branches is done very sparingly after heavy crops have been gathered. These methods, it has been found, in duce more regular bearing and benefit the trees more than thinning after the crops have set. Mr Brown is convinced that pruning on the lines indicated regulates the annual yields better than anything else. At one time the woolly aphis pest necessitated spraying with red oil each year; but the introduction of the Aphelinus mali parasite has checked the aphis, and red oil spraying now is to be confined to seasons when the conditions are favorable for scale and red spiders. To suppress black spot the trees are sprayed with Blair's prepared Bordeaux mixture immediately there are signs of bud movement. A second distribution of the South Australian preparation, when the buds reach the green-tip stage, usually checks the disease with out causing the slightest russeting of the skins of the apples. Spraying with Bor deaux mixture after the green-tip stage, Mr Brown has definitely decided, is the cause of russeting. Usually five sprayings suffice to pro tect the apples from the codlin moth. The first application of arsenate of lead at the rate of 5lb. of paste to 100 gal-Ions of water is made when the petals of the flowers have fallen, but before the closing of the calyx ends of the fruits. If the conditions seem to favor a late attack of black spot, lime-sulphur at a strength of 1 in 40 is mixed with the first arsenate of lead spray.35
  • 24 Apr 1932, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-Twenty members of the Viking Club of the junior department of the Y.M.C.A. spent the week-end at Runnymede. A dance and social was given on Saturday evening. On Sunday evening members of the club assisted at the service at the Anglican Church.36
  • 22 Mar 1934, BEACONSFIELD UPPER -The Viking Club of the YMCA, Melbourne held its conference at Runnymede. There were 38 members of the club in camp, with Mr Gollen in charge. - There is great activity among orchardists of the district. They are making every effort to fill the demands for fruit caused by the great loss in the hot weather.37
  • 10 Feb 1936, TOWN MENACED BY FIRE. TWO HUNDRED FIGHT FLAMES. BEACONSFIELD UPPER OUTBREAK.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER Sunday - A bush fire menaced the township of Beaconsfield yesterday, but 200 fighters checked the spread of the flames and a heavy downpour of rain virtually extinguished the fire which was the most serious one. In the district this summer.
    Had it not been for the good work of the bush fire brigade assisted by volunteers, considerable loss of property might have occurred.
    The fire began on Friday in the gully below Mr McMillan's house on the main road from Beaconsfield to Beaconsfield Upper. A south east wind carried the fire up a gully to the back of the properties of Messrs Wright and Binding. It was checked there by beaters but crossed the road and damaged the orchard of Mr Walter Brown. The wind dropped in the evening and it was considered that the danger had passed.
    On Saturday morning, however, the south west wind carried the fire up another gully and only excellent work by the brigade and others saved the houses of Miss Elliot and Lieut Colonel Campbell. The wind was working round toward the township. To prevent that danger the brigade under the direction of the captain (Mr a'Beckett) burnt a break of about three quarters of a mile.38

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Source Citation: Class: BT26.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-394 - Walter Henry Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman - C/T 4537-329.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5452-322 - Walter Henry Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-395 + 3667-396 - Walter Henry Brown of "Runnymede" Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 5796-172.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Sep 1935, p26.
  7. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5452-322 - William Alexander Berglund of Upper Beaconsfield Storekeeper.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5646-172 - Walter Henry Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1065-896 - Walter Henry Brown of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 6982-398.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4537-329 - Felice Ciphera Aarons of 4 Auburn Grove Armadale Spinster - C/T 7333-429.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5796-172 - Ronald Aaron Murphy of Army Road Pakenham East Orchardist - C/T 7655-009.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3727-336 - Walter Henry Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 8092-549.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5796-172 - Mary Ann Windmill of South Street Belmont Geelong Married Woman - C/T 7754-018.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4537-329 - Allan Ruggles Cook Plumber and Florence Martha Ann Cook Married Woman both of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors - C/T 7550-189.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5646-172 - Allan Ruggles Cook Plumber and Florence Martha Ann Cook Married Woman both of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8092-549 - Allan Ruggles Cook Plumber and Florence Martha Ann Cook Married Woman both of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5796-172 - Allan Ruggles Cook Plumber and Florence Martha Ann Cook Married Woman both of St Goerges Road Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 7754-019.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5796-172 - Emma Mary Graham Married Woman and Francis James Augustus Graham Motor Parts Manager both of 21 Park Street Mordialloc - joint proprietors - C/T 7754-020.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5796-172 - Maude Helen McTaggart of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Widow - C/T 8109-658.
  21. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "[par Alfred John BROWN & Alice WHITING]."
  22. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 1213; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 213.
  23. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  24. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  25. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  26. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  27. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  28. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  29. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  30. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  31. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  32. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  33. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  34. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  35. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 25 Jul 1931, p46.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Apr 1932, p11.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Mar 1934, p5.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Feb 1936, p3.
Last Edited31 Jul 2017

Ernest Richard Brown

M, #1328, b. Dec 1903, d. 31 Jul 1953
Father*Alfred John Brown b. 1875, d. 4 Aug 1946
Mother*Alice Whiting b. 1875, d. 21 Dec 1958
Birth*Dec 1903 Poplar, London, England, Dec Q [Poplar] 1c 506.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel7 Jun 1910 Sailing with Alfred John Brown, Alice Brown, Alice Maud Brown, Alfred John Thomas Brown, William Lawrence Brown, Walter Henry Brown, Emily Eileen Brown to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Norseman sailing from London
Age 7.3
Marriage*1928Spouse: Ruby Aileen Marnell. VIC, Australia, #M3627.4,5
 
Land-UBeac*11 Sep 1946 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alice Mary 'Elsie' Allen to Ernest Richard Brown. 1a.6 
Land-Note*11 Sep 1946 Mortgagee: The State Savings Bank of Victoria. Discharged 22 Apr 1948. Mortgagor was Ernest Richard Brown.7 
Death*31 Jul 1953 Flinders, VIC, Australia, #D20959 (Age 49.)8,9 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 1953BROWN.— On July 31, at his residence, Wood Street, Flinders, Ernest Richard, beloved husband of Ruby Aileen, loving father of Valda, William, Walter, Ronald, Shirley and Gwenda; father-in-law of Jean; grandpa of Julie. At rest.
BROWN.— On July 31, at his residence, Wood Street, Flinders, Ernest Richard, loved son of Alice Brown and the late Alfred Brown, of Fitzroy Street, St, Kilda; brother of Alf, Walter, William (deceased), Peg (Mrs. Cramer), Muriel (Mrs. Bickham) and Alice
(deceased).
BROWN. — The Funeral of tha late Mr. ERNEST RICHARD BROWN will leave his residence, Wood street, FLINDERS, THIS DAY, at 11.30 a.m., for the Flinders Cemetery.
NEIL S. MUIR. Mornington 132.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1927Hughendon Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Alfred John Brown and Alice Brown.11
1931St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Alfred John Brown and Alice Brown.12
1931St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.13
1936Dane's Road, Upper Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Ruby Aileen Brown.13
bt 1937 - 1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carrier. With Ruby Aileen Brown.14,15
1949Wood Street, Flinders, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carrier. With Ruby Aileen Brown.13

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] GRO.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Source Citation: Class: BT26.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, bickham: Owner: wildshelt.
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2489-610 - Ernest Richard Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Cartage Contractor - C/T 6905-986.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6905-986 - Mortgage No 863828 - discharged 22 Apr 1948.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "registered Hastings."
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D20959 birthplace London England."
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 1 Aug 1953, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206452596
  11. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  12. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  13. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  14. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  15. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
Last Edited2 Nov 2018

Muriel Winifred Brown

F, #1330, b. 17 Jul 1916, d. 31 Aug 1994
Father*Alfred John Brown b. 1875, d. 4 Aug 1946
Mother*Alice Whiting b. 1875, d. 21 Dec 1958
Married NameBickham. 
Num Child*Muriel Winifred Brown and Albert Reginald Bickham had 9 children children.1 
Birth*17 Jul 1916 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #B20280 - Birth date on grave is 16 Jun 1915.2,3 
Education*14 Nov 1927 Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. Previously at Lower Beaconsfield SS3033. Mother Alice Brown, Cook, living 1½ miles from school. Left on 15 Dec 1931 for home.4 
Marriage*1934Spouse: Albert Reginald Bickham. VIC, Australia, #M5260.5
 
Widow24 Dec 1981Muriel Winifred Brown became a widow upon the death of her husband Albert Reginald Bickham.6,7 
Death*31 Aug 1994 Deniliquin, NSW, Australia, #D -- as BICKHAM.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1937 - 1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Albert Reginald Bickham.9,10,11

Grave

  • Deniliquin Lawn Cemetery, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia12

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, bickham: Owner: wildshelt.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B20280/1916."
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: gives birth date 17 Jul 1916.
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Campbell Family Tree: lizzipoulton provided date of death.
  8. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Campbell Family Tree: lizzipoulton provides date of death.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  12. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://members.bordernet.com.au/~denifhg/lawn%20index.html
Last Edited31 Aug 2018

Constance May Kelly

F, #1331, b. 1 Apr 1888, d. 28 Jul 1973
Married NameJohnston. 
Birth*1 Apr 1888 Bega, NSW, Australia.1 
Marriage*1909Spouse: Charles Burt Johnston. Church of England, Orbost, VIC, Australia, #M4886.2
 
Widow5 Nov 1959Constance May Kelly became a widow upon the death of her husband Charles Burt Johnston.3 
Death*28 Jul 1973 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D18779 (Age 85) [par William KELLY & Anna Maria Emily UBRIHIEN].4,5 
Burial*1973 Orbost, VIC, Australia. 

Family

Charles Burt Johnston b. 27 Mar 1879, d. 5 Nov 1959
Child 1.Archibald Johnston b. 12 Jul 1912, d. 22 Dec 1977

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D18779 age 85 [par William KELLY & Anna Maria Emily UBRIHIEN]."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D28170 age 81 [par Alex JOHNSTON & Jane Arniell LINDSAY]."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D18779/1973 states parents as William KELLY & Anna Maria Emily UBRIHIEN."
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D18779/1973 states parents as KELLY Unknown & Unknown."
Last Edited3 Nov 2018

Archibald Johnston

M, #1333, b. 12 Jul 1912, d. 22 Dec 1977
Archibald JOHNSTON
(1912-1977)
Father*Charles Burt Johnston b. 27 Mar 1879, d. 5 Nov 1959
Mother*Constance May Kelly b. 1 Apr 1888, d. 28 Jul 1973
Birth*12 Jul 1912 Orbost, VIC, Australia, #B23203.1 
Marriage*1940Spouse: Aileen Gwenda Basham. VIC, Australia, #M14353.2
 
Land-Note*20 Jan 1960 PAK-71 l/p 7129 Lots 34.35: owned Lots 34 + 35 l/p 7129.3 
Death*22 Dec 1977 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D166/1978 (age 65) [par Charles Bert JOHNSTON & Constance May KELLY].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963'Laguna', Guys Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Aileen Gwenda Johnston.5

Grave

  • Plot 4-557-B & 4-591-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Dec 1950, AUCTION SALE. SATURDAY, JANUARY 6th, AT 3 P.M. ON THE PROPERTY “LAGUNA”, MAIN UPPER BEACONSFIELD RD., Beaconsfield Upper
    IMMEDIATE VACANT POSSESSION
    Fully Furnished Attractive Weatherboard House, 5 Rooms, Sunroom, Bathroom with Porc. Bath and Basin, Bath-heater,
    Front Verandah. Attractive Stone faced Fireplaces. -
    Outbuildings: Wash-house • with Copper and Troughs, Garage and Workshop (18ft. x 16ft.) with Gable Roof, Fowl Pen.
    Sunken Terraced Garden with Stone Walls and Fence, Ornamental Shrubs, Fruit, Trees Concrete Paths, Adequate Water Supply, Elec. Light and Telephone pass property. Bus passes door.
    Close to Montana Golf Links, P.O. and General Store.
    LAND : 165 ft. x 156 ft. (3 excellent Building Blocks).
    TITLES : Certificates.
    TERMS : Cash in 30 days.
    INSPECTION: By appointment with agents and on day of sale.
    FRANK, FACEY, Auctioneer, Estate and Business Agent, 254 Lonsdale St., Dandenong. Phone 96;
    G. THOMSON, Estate Agent, Upper Beaconsfield. Flhone 34. (Agents in conjunction).7

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5054-669 - Archibald Johnston of Emerald Road Beaconsfield Pensioner.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D166/1978 age 65."
  5. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-557-B     Johnston Archibald     M     65     24/12/1977     1760
    4-591-B     Johnston Aileen Gwenda     F     63     22/10/1984     1939.
  7. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 20 Dec 1950, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219305681."
Last Edited3 Nov 2018

Aileen Gwenda Basham

F, #1334, b. 4 Jan 1921, d. Oct 1984
Married NameJohnston. 
Birth*4 Jan 1921 Hobart, TAS, Australia.1 
Marriage*1940Spouse: Archibald Johnston. VIC, Australia, #M14353.2
 
Widow22 Dec 1977Aileen Gwenda Basham became a widow upon the death of her husband Archibald Johnston.3 
(Mentioned) Village Bell2Dec 1981 BERWICK LEGACY WIDOWS' CLUB
Formed last May, this is the third club to be founded by Dandenong/West Gippsland group of Melbourne Legacy. Members come from a wide area, including Upper Beaconsfield. Ev Vance, Nell McTaggart, Doris Rudd and Gwen Johnston are locals who are regular attenders.
The President is Annabel Ford, a former resident, and Esther Whitelaw and Mary Sutherland rarely miss a meeting. Others come from Emerald, Beaconsfield, Hallam, Cranbourne and of course, Berwick. Monthly meetings are held and interesting talks and demonstrations, picnics and other outings all help the objective of mutual support and companionship.4 
Death*Oct 1984 Bentleigh East, VIC, Australia, #D24752 (Age 63) [par Reuben R BASHAM & Beatrice TAYLOR].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963'Laguna', Guys Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Archibald Johnston.5
1980Beaconsfield Emerald Road, Guys Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.6

Grave

  • Plot 4-557-B & 4-591-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia7

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D24752/1984 - Place of birth Hobart Tasmania."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D166/1978 age 65."
  4. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "021-1981, p9 by John Bellair."
  5. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  6. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  7. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-557-B     Johnston Archibald     M     65     24/12/1977     1760
    4-591-B     Johnston Aileen Gwenda     F     63     22/10/1984     1939.
Last Edited3 Nov 2018

William Sanderson

M, #1337, b. 15 Mar 1818, d. 20 Sep 1902
Probate (Will)* No probate found.1 
Birth*15 Mar 1818 Send and Ripley, Surrey, England, [par James SANDERSON & Jane]
baptised 15 Mar 1818.2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel29 Sep 1868 Sailing with Charles Souter, Sophie Mary Souter, Mary Ann Souter to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Swiftsure
Age 52 - Settler.3
Land-UBeac*13 Dec 1884William Sanderson selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-3D. 116a 1r 31p - Applied for 250 acres. William Sanderson of Gembrook West Labourer.4,5 
Land-Note*26 Feb 1885 GEM-E-3D: Application considered by land board held at Cranbourne, and recommended that this application be granted for 250 acres noth of Miss Seeley and west of Saley and Lynes.6 
Land-Note13 Apr 1886 To Mr Sanderson Gembrook West. I have to return the cheque of Chas Souter forwarded by Mr Sanderson in payment of survey fees of 250 acres at Gembrook as I am informed by the Lands Department the application has been declared abandoned and the land will be thrown open for selction under the Land Act 1884.
Cheque £15 on Colonial Bank Frankston enclosed.
Receiver and Paymaster Treasry Melbourne.6 
Land-Note25 Apr 1886 GEM--M: Beaconsfield 25 April 1886. To the Minister of Lands Melbourne. When the notice came to Gembrook I was at Beaconsfield and did not get the notice till after the holidays then I had not enough money without giving notice to draw out which would take longer and I thought it did not matter for a few weeks till I finished the job and got paid which was April 10th 1886 and got a cheque and sent it directly I got it. William Sanderson.6 
Land-Note*27 Apr 1886 GEM--M: Leigh Hill, Frankston April 27th 1886. Mr Gaunson. Dear Sir, Yours of the 22nd to hand. Thank you for interesting yourself on Sandersons account and I do hope you will succeed in getting Sandersons application for land at Gembrook, as it would be very hard for him not to get it. I know the man to be deserving and works very hard. He has never selected before, has been in the colony 20 years and has saved upwards £300. He was about to leave on a trip to (?)land and I induced him to take up land instead of spending his money going away, and gave him the necessary information re the selecting as I have done [for] scores of other persons. Beyond this I have no personal interest in this land. The man has worked for me on and off 15 years and has also been in Mr Akehurst P.M. employ who gave him an excellent character. I enclose Sandersons statement. He brought it over today but it is not testified before a justice, he did not understand that part of your letter. So I am keeping him here at Frankston to do up my garden for a few days in case he may be wanted. I would not take his declaration as it might appear that I was more interested than I have said, but I believe the enclosed statement is true in every particular.
I thank you again on behalf of Sanderson and trust he may have speedy possession.
Your very truly, Charles Souter.6 
Land-Note19 May 1886 Application for 250 acres Parish of Gembrook by William Sanderson, labourer and gardener, c/o Gissing Beaconsfield. States that the land is north of land selected by Mr Fox and the same land as granted to me under Land Act 69 sec 19, but did not pay survey fees in time because I was away at work.6 
Land-Note22 May 1886 GEM--M: It is supposed that Sanderson has only become anxious to obtain this land since he has heard the proposed railway is to be very near it. I beg to suggest that the land be withdrawn from selection pending further enquiry.
8.6.86 Sanderson and three other applicants having now lodged applications under Sect 32. I would suggest that they be dealt with on their merits by Local Land Boad (Internal Memos Lands Department.)6 
Land-Note20 Apr 1887 To Mr Brisbane Esq. Beaconsfield.
Leigh Hill, Frankston April 20th 1887. Mr Brisbane, Dear Sir, I have never heard anything from the Land department about being allowed to occupy my land at Gembrook. If you remember this land was granted to me by the land board at the same time as your application for 640 acres was granted. The survey fees was immediately paid and I am waiting most anxiously to go on to the land I wanted to settle down before the winter set in and I cannot think the reason of the delay, unless the surveyor has neglected to survey it. It would be some inconvenience for me to come to Melbourne to see about it. Would it be troubling you too much and would you oblige me by inquiring about this if you are at the Land Office any day soon.
Thanking you in anticipation
I am your obedient servant William Sanderson , c/o Chas Souter.6 
Land-Note1 Jul 1887 GEM--M1: Lease under Sec 32 Land Act 1884 for 116a 1r 31p, for the term of 11 years 6 months less three days, rent 19/6 per annum.6 
Land-Note7 Jan 1888 GEM--M1: Applies to select 117 acres out of his grazing area as an agricultural allotment. Sanderson stated that he was a farm labourer and gardener, chiefly working at Frankston.
On 10 Feb 1888 he writes to the Secretary for Lands. "Sir, The enclosed lease is in surrender of me being granted licence to occupay the within named 117 acres under the agricultural allotment 111 Land Act 1884 application lodged with department 9/2/88. Sir, I am your most obedient servant William Sanderson, Frankston P.O.6 
Land-Note9 Jun 1888 GEM--M1: Frankston June 9th 1888. The Honourable The Secretary for Lands. Sir, The enclosed letter only reached me today. I am working for Mr Souter at Frankston and had left word with Mr Wade Postmaster Gembrook West to send my letters to me here and he does so, but the enclosed was addressed Gembrook East and it has been knocking around the country for over a month now. Put Gembrook West on the inside right enough when I got your letter telling me to sign release of Pastoral lease. I did so and sent it to you. I also sent the lease and registered the letter at least my master Mr Souter did so for me, it must be in your office. I want the licence to occupy my land as soon as you can let me have it, because I don't want to lose this season like I did last year. I was told I must not fence the land or build before I get the licence. May I make a start? I shall finish my job here in a fortnight. Please let me know this as early as possible, am sending the letter to P. Office Frankston. I have been to the Post Office at Frankston and got a duplicate receipt of the registered letter I sent and enclose it for you to see. I think it must be the one Mr Souter sent for me.
Dear Sire I am your obedient servant, William Sanderson.6 
Land-Note1 Jul 1888 GEM--M1: New Lease Section 42, Land Act 1884. Yearly rent £5-17/.6 
Land-Note16 Jul 1894 GEM--M1: Being the holder of Licence No 1666 under Section 42... and having occupied the said land for a period of at least three and a half years, and having complied with the conditions of such licence, I hereby apply for a Lease of said land, and for the certificate of the Board of Land and Works for the improvements thereon.
Although not all of the land was enclosed (the western boundary was still to be fenced, as he was waiting to clear the line from timber and scrub), Sanderson had put up 35 chains of post and 2 rails, split stuff fences; 51.5 chains of post rail and wire; 16 chains of post and wire; and 14 chains of log fences, valued at £60-11-0. His neighbours, Messrs Lyne and C.H.S. Ladd had contributed to the cost of fencing.
He had erected a weatherboard house with iron roof 45x30 feet value £350; stabling, barn, shed, pig styes &c. 50x14x18 feet made from palings with an iron roof over all, value £55.
He did not have water storage as he had natural creeks running through his property.
He had planted an orchard and garden on one and a half acres, which was planted and in bearing. it had underground drainage. He further grubbed and ploughed deep with bullocks, which was ready to put under crop this season. He also ringbarked about 20 acres ready for grubbing - total value of these improvements £102.1.0
His dwelling house had six rooms, and he had resided on the land for the last 3 1/2 years. He had no other place of abode at present. he had no family, and sometimes did a little work with hare trapping &c.5,6,7 
Land-Note8 Oct 1894 GEM--M1: Gembrook Oct 8th 1894. The Secretary for Lands. Sir, In reply to your inquiry as to where I resided during the two and half years of currency of my licence that was unaccounted for in my application for lease. I beg to inform you that for one year I was away at work and the other year + half I lived at Gembrook about 3 miles away, during wich time I did about 6 months work on the land getting ready to build house + make the garden, but I did not actually reside upon the land until the house was built, at which time I had four acres grubbed, cleared off and ploughed.
Trusting these explanations are satisfactory.
I am your most obedient Servant William Sanderson.6 
Land-Note27 Nov 1901 GEM--M1: De Courcy Ireland, Solicitor &c. Harkaway (previously Beaconsfield). Nov 27 1901. The Secretary for Lands Melbourne. Sir, Mr William Sanderson has handed me your letters of the 28 June 1894 in respect to his selection of land under Sec 42 Land Act 1884 in the Parish of Gembrook containing 117 acres. He is now desirous of obtaining a crown Grant for the land and as he has mislaid the form of application which you enclosed has asked me to obtain another form.
Will you kindly forward me same and at the same time inform me what amount is due on the land together with the fees &c. to enable him to the Grant.
I have the honour to be Sir, your obedient servant. De Courcy Ireland.
In reply the Department of Lands and Survey stated that the balance was £64.7.0, the grant would cost £1.6.0 and the assurance £0.4.11 - total £65.17.11.6 
Death*20 Sep 1902 "Norwood", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D8257 (Age 87) [par unknown] [reg. North Beaconsfield].8 
Death-Notice*30 Sep 1902SANDERSON.-On the 20th September, at Norwood, Beaconsfield Upper, William Sanderson, aged 87 years.9 
Land-Note20 Nov 1902 GEM--M1: Malleson, England & Stewart. The Secretary for Lands, No 1666/42.44 Re Wm Sanderson. Referring to your letter of 12th Nov under above number we have the matter now in hand and will pay the balance of rents, grant fee &c. in the course of a few days.
We shall be glad if you will address any further correspondence to us and we will see that no delay takes place in answering same.
We have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servants, Malleson, England & Stewart.6 
Land-UBeac*24 Nov 1902 GEM-E-3D. Transfer from William Sanderson to Sophie Mary Souter. 116a 1r 31p - Transfer of Lease of an Agricultural Allotment (Section 44) continuation of the term of fourteen years - cancelled 4 Feb 1903 No 2565.
Note: it is interesting that there is no mention on the transfer and accompanying correspondence that William Sanderson had died in September 1902.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841William BENNETT (Farmer), Cobham Silt, Cobham, Surrey, EnglandAge 20 - Ag Lab11
30 Mar 1851Leigh Hill, Cobham, Surrey, England(Head of Household) George Souter;
Age 30 - Lodger - Labourer
Member(s) of Household: Martha Souter Mary Ann Souter12
7 Apr 1861Leigh Hill, Cobham, Surrey, England(Head of Household) George Souter;
Age 44 - Lodger - Groom (Widower)
Member(s) of Household: Martha Souter Mary Ann Souter13

Grave

  • Plot 4-341-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, No Stone14

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S187] Familysearch ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NB6V-8BM : accessed 27 Nov 2014), William Sanderson, 15 Mar 1818; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 0991746, 0991747."
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3631     1666/44. SOPHIE SOUTER. GEMBROOK 3D E. 116--1--31. 1884 - 1903.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 686-019 - William Sanderson of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3631     1666/44.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 paid rates 1892+1893.
  8. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D8257 age 87 [par unknown] (as Saunderson)."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Sep 1902 p1.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 686-019 - Sophie Souter of Gembrook Widow
    Transfer registered 6 Dec 1902.
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1071; Book: 8; Civil Parish: Cobham; County: Surrey; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 16; Page: 22; Line: 12; GSU roll: 474661."
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1592; Folio: 604; Page: 12; GSU roll: 193489."
  13. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 420; Folio: 105; Page: 28; GSU roll: 542634."
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-341-A     Sanderson     William     M     85     30/09/1902     363.
Last Edited27 Jul 2017

Robert Topham Ward

M, #1339, b. 5 Oct 1862, d. 23 Nov 1915
Birth*5 Oct 1862 Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, Dec Q [Clitheroe] 8e 227.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel3 Oct 1884 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship On the ship "Potosi"
Draper - Age 21.3 
Marriage*1886Spouse: Margaret Alice Lyne. VIC, Australia, #M5532.4
 
Widower2 Aug 1902Robert Topham Ward became a widower upon the death of his wife Margaret Alice Lyne.5 
Marriage*20 Feb 1905Spouse: Adelaide Lupton. VIC, Australia, #M315.5
 
Death*23 Nov 1915 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D15116 (Age 52) [par Richard WARD & Cecelia SPOONER].1 
Death-Notice*25 Nov 1915WARD. - On the 23rd November, at Melbourne (suddenly), Robert Topham, the dearly loved husband of Adelaide Ward, Beaconsfield Upper (late of St Kilda). Private interment.6 
Probate (Will)* 141/864. Orchardist. Beaconsfield.
Did not own any real estate in UB.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1913 - 1915Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Adelaide Ward.8,9,10

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section ROW J - Number 65, Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 May 1913, The Beaconsfield District. Further along Mr M'Lean has a nice block of lemon trees in full bearing, and remarkably healthy. On the strength of the success of this plantation Mr Ward has planted a lemon grove nearby, the trees being now in their second year. Mr Ward is also a grower of strawberries.12
  • 1 Dec 1915, Mr Ward, a resident of Upper Beaconsfield, died last week. Although he had not been enjoying good health for some time his death was unexpected, and came as a shock to his many friends.13
  • 2 Dec 1915, DISTRICT NEWS. UPPER BEACONSFIELD. The death has occurred of Mr R. T. Ward, "Potosi." Although he was never a robust person, his illness came on extremely suddenly. He was officiating at Beaconsfield North Mission Hall, last Sunday week, and whilst going home took seriously ill. Dr. Langmore was summoned, and ordered his removal to the Hospital. This was done on the following morning, but after undergoing an operation, he gradually sank, and died on Tuesday morning. The interment took place in Melbourne. Mr Ward leaves a widow and two young children, and two married daughters in Melbourne.14

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S9] GRO.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Nov 1915 p1.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 583; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 536.
  8. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  11. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Robert Bruce.
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Thu 1 May 1913, p5.
  13. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "1 Dec 1915, p2."
  14. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "2 Dec 1915, p2."
Last Edited18 Feb 2017

Adelaide Lupton

F, #1340, b. 1868, d. 22 May 1940
Note* Owned part PAK-78 1910-1922. 
Married NameWard. 
Birth*1868 Bendigo, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*20 Feb 1905Spouse: Robert Topham Ward. VIC, Australia, #M315.2
 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1910 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from Edmund Henry Hope Campbell to Adelaide Ward. 66a 0r 28p.3 
Land-Note5 Jan 1915 PAK-78 (part): Mortgagee: Jeanie Adams - discharged 19 Jun 1916. Mortgagor was Adelaide Ward.4 
Land-UBeac18 Oct 1915 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from Adelaide Ward to James Hopkins. 35a 0r 4 4/10p (eastern part of land.)5 
Land-UBeac*18 Oct 1915 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from James Hopkins to Adelaide Ward. 2a 0r 0p.6 
Land-Note*18 Oct 1915 PAK-61 (part), Store: Mortgagee: James Hopkins. Discharged 12 June 1919. Mortgagor was Adelaide Ward.7 
Land-Note*18 Oct 1915 PAK-61 (part), Store: Mortgagee: Jeannie Adams - discharged 19 Jun 1916. Mortgagor was Adelaide Ward.8 
Widow23 Nov 1915She became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Topham Ward.9 
Land-UBeac*22 Apr 1920 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from Adelaide Ward to Thomas Peter Krüss. 2a 0r 0p.10 
Land-UBeac*30 Dec 1922 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from Adelaide Ward to Thomas Herbert Keck. 31a 0r 23 6/10p (western part of land) - Caveat lodged 1 Mar 1918.11 
Death*22 May 1940 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D4595 (Age 72) [par John Edward LUPTON & Eleanor HUGHES].12 
Death-Notice*25 May 1940WARD (nee Lupton) - On the 22nd May at private hospital, Albert Park, Adelaide, wife of the late R T Ward, and loving mother of Nora and Paul.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1913 - 1915Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Topham Ward.14,15,16
bt 1917 - 1918Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Clifford Ward.17,18
1919Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.19

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section ROW J - Number 65, Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia20

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Nov 1912, A painful scalding accident happened to Mrs Ward's baby at Upper Beaconsfield, last week. The unfortunate child pulled a pot of hot tea over, scalding itself very severely. Dr Langmore ordered the little sufferer's removal to the local hospital.21

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "no registration found."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2445-872 - Adelaide Ward of 315 High Street St Kilda Married Woman.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2445-872 - Mortgage No 342587 - discharged 19 Jun 1916.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2445-872 - James Hopkins of Upper Beaconsfield Builder - C/T 3932-243.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3032-369 - Adelaide Ward of Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3032-369 - Adelaide Ward to James Hopkins - discharged 12 Jun 1919.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3032-369 - Adelaide Ward to Jeannie Adams - discharged 19 Jun 1916.
  9. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3032-369 - Thomas Peter Krüss of Beaconsfield Upper Storekeeper - C/T 4415-935.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2445-872 - Thomas Herbert Keck of 456 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Orchardist - C/T 4662-244.
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 May 1940, p4.
  14. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  15. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  16. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  19. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  20. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Robert Bruce.
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 14 Nov 1912, p2.
Last Edited18 Feb 2017

Frederick William Fisher

M, #1341, b. 1890, d. 18 Mar 1953
Birth*1890 Westham, Essex, England. [par Richard Luke FISHER & Emma HAWKINS]1 
Marriage*1916Spouse: Lilian Spinks. VIC, Australia, #M3032.2
 
Land-UBeac*20 Sep 1929 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A.73 (part). Transfer from John McManus to Frederick William Fisher. By order of mortgagee (which one?) - probably John McManus as his sons were mortgagees to Fisher.3 
Land-Note*20 Sep 1929 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A.73 (part): Mortgagee: George Ernest McManus Walton Henry McManus. Discharged 31 Mar 1938. Mortgagor was Frederick William Fisher.4 
Land-UBeac*16 Jan 1935 GEM-C-27. Transfer from Margaret Dakers Thompson Agnes Fowles to Frederick William Fisher. 19a 3r 38p.5 
Land-UBeac*31 Mar 1938 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A. Transfer from Frederick William Fisher to John Edwin Wintle. 484a 1r 15p - in possession since Jan 1935.6 
Residence*1953 "Dovercourt", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death*18 Mar 1953 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D3999 (Age 63) [par Richard George FISHER & Emma HAWKINS]
Had a rifle accident and killed himself -Larry OSBORN says.7,8 
Death-Notice*19 Mar 1953FISHER. Frederick William - On March 18 (suddenly), at Melbourne, the dearly loved husband of Lilian Fisher, of Dovercourt, Beaconsfield Upper.
FISHER - The Funeral of the late Mr FREDERICK WILLIAM FISHER of Dovercourt Beaconsfield Upper will leave our funeral chapel 10 Walker street Dandenong TOMORROW (Friday March 20) after a service by Pastor A R Pigdon to commence at 3.15 p.m.for the Berwick Cemetery
W J GARNAR & SON PTY LTD Dandenong Phone 308.9 
Inquest28 Apr 1953Inquest held 1953/481 SI Gunshot.10 
Land-Note*14 Dec 1953 Frederick William Fisher died on 18 March 1953. Probate of his will has been granted to Lilian Fisher of 7 Hampton Street Hampton Widow.11 
Land-UBeac15 Dec 1953 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Frederick William Fisher to Frederick James Pask. 209a 2r 34p.12 
Land-UBeac*15 Dec 1953 GEM-C-27. Transfer from Frederick William Fisher to Frederick James Pask.13 
Village Bell*May 1981The article reads: Larry Osborne recalls that F. W. Fisher subdivided Bim Bim Be in the 1930's. He was a pastry-cook in Toorak, and his week-ender in Berglund Road was later Ian Pask's house. His death occurred by a gun accident in his bedroom.14 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
191417 Cliff Street, South Yarra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: pastry cook.15
1919259 High Street, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: baker. With Lilian Fisher.16
bt 1931 - 1934c/- Cation, "Dovercourt", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: pastrycook. With Lilian Fisher.17,18

Grave

  • Plot 1-310-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia19

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Feb 1935, Mr. Wintle, late of Pearcedale, is in occupation of his property, which he purchased recently from Mr. F. W. Fisher. Mr. Wintle is milking more than 20 cows, and is proving that the district can produce good cream and "fat."20
  • 24 Aug 1946, MEMORIES OF THEMISTOCLES
    Sir: I have read with interest (17/8/46) of the critical operation that was performed aboard the Themistocles on her 78th voyage to Australia. I was one of the original crew who went from England to Belfast to board her when she came off the slips. I was a baker. I am wondering whether there are any others of that crew who may remember that wild night going across the Irish Channel? The first trip made by the Themistocles was to Spithead to attend the naval review. There were 900 guests on board.
    F. W. FISHER (Beaconsfield Upper).21

Citations

  1. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census. Father Richard, a painter, mother Emma, 3 children George, Ernest and Frederick."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4619-715 - Transfer by order of mortgagee to Frederick William Fisher - C/T 5582-254.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5582-254 - Mortgage to Walton Henry McManus and George Ernest McManus - discharged 31 Mar 1938.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2855-962 - Frederick William Fisher of "Dovercourt" Upper Beaconsfield Pastrycook.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5582-254 - John Edwin Wintle of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer - C/T 6189-731 (Caveat lodged 25 Jan 1935).
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Had a rifle accident and killed himself -Larry OSBORN says."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Mar 1953 p16.
  10. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Inquest index.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5582-254 - Frederick William Fisher died on 18 March 1953. Probate of his will has been granted to Lilian Fisher of 7 Hampton Street Hampton Widow.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5582-254 - transfer to Frederick James Pask of "Windermere" Ferntree Gully Road Oakleigh Market Gardener - C/T 8057-814.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2855-962 - transfer to Frederick James Pask - C/T 8057-814.
  14. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "018-1981, p9."
  15. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  18. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  19. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-310-A     Fisher     William     M     63     20/03/1953     1308
    1-310-A     Fisher     Lilian     F     80     28/12/1973     1681.
  20. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "8 Feb 1935."
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Aug 1946, p5.
Last Edited23 Mar 2016

Percy Vernon Lockey

M, #1343, b. Jun 1870, d. 18 Oct 1927
Birth*Jun 1870 Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire, England, Jun Q [Clifton] 6a 151 [par Joseph LOCKEY & Lucy VERNON].1,2 
Marriage*1901Spouse: Eleanor Kate Conran. VIC, Australia, #M224.3
 
Land-UBeac*12 Dec 1912 GEM-D-35.36.37. Transfer from Mary Vale to Percy Vernon Lockey John Wilfred Rutty. 59a 3r 14p.4 
Land-UBeac12 Dec 1912 GEM-D-36 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey to John Wilfred Rutty. 17a 3r 32p (small wedge taken off.)5 
Land-UBeac*12 Dec 1912 GEM-D-36 (part).37. Transfer from John Wilfred Rutty to Percy Vernon Lockey. 21a 3r 30p (small wedge added.)6 
Land-UBeac*20 Feb 1922 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey John Wilfred Rutty to Walter Henry Brown. 1a 3r 37p.7 
Land-UBeac4 Oct 1923 GEM-D-36 (part). Transfer from John Wilfred Rutty to Percy Vernon Lockey. 17a 3r 32p.8 
Death*18 Oct 1927 "Redland", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D13279 age 57 [par LOCKEY & VERNON].9 
Death-Notice*20 Oct 1927LOCKEY.-On the 18th October, at his residence, Redland, Beaconsfield Upper, Percy Vernon, beloved husband of Eleanor K Lockey, aged 57 years.
LOCKEY - Friends of the late Mr PERCY VERNON LOCKEY are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Berwick Cemetery. Funeral to leave his residence, Redland, Beaconsfield Upper, THIS DAY (Thursday, October 20) at 3 o'clock.10 
Probate (Will)* Percy V Lockey. Electrical Engineer. Beaconsfield Upper. 18 Oct 1927. 218/550.11 
Land-Note*8 Mar 1928 GEM-D-35.36.37: Percy Vernon Lockey died on 18th October 1927. Probate has been granted to the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 85 Queen Street Melbourne.12 
Land-UBeac*23 Apr 1929 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey John Wilfred Rutty to Eleanor Kate Conran. 17a 3r 35p.13 
Land-UBeac27 Jun 1932 GEM-D-36.37 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey to Walter Henry Brown. 26a 0r 8p.14 
Land-UBeac*6 Jul 1932 GEM-D-37 (part), 60-62 St Georges Road. Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey to Jessie Agnes Bowser. 11a 3r 0p.15 
Land-UBeac27 Jan 1933 GEM-D-36 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey to Jessie Agnes Bowser. 2a 14p.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Joseph LOCKEY (Beer & Wine Merchant), Raymont Villa, Redland Vale, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire, EnglandAge 117
3 Apr 1881George E LOCKEY (brother), Raymont Villa, Redland Road, Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire, EnglandAge 11 - living with four siblings and a servant. Father had died in 1872, and mother is visiting someone in Cheltenham, Glos.18,19
bt 1914 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: electrical engineer. With Eleanor Kate Lockey.20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31

Grave

  • Plot 4-037-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia32

Family

Eleanor Kate Conran b. 1882, d. 9 Jan 1966
Child 1.Phyllis Vernon Lockey b. 19 Nov 1901, d. 4 Feb 1953

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Aug 1917, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From Upper Beaconsfield progress association, re (1) state of road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's; also (2) between Miss Cannon's, Runnymede, and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's ; (3) re growth of saplings' on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Capt. Rushall's, there having been several narrow escapes from accident of late. - Clerk of Works to attend.33
  • 10 Aug 1917, BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. CORRESPONDENCE.
    From H. Glismann, acting secretary of Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association, drawing attention to the road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's. It needed repair. Also re the road between Miss Cannon's and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's. Also to the growth of saplings on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Captain Rushall's.-Clerk of works to attend, on motion of Crs Martin and Henty.34
  • 22 Oct 1925, Motor Traffic. Collision in Burwood-road. Both Drivers unlicensed.
    As an outcome of a collision in Burwood road, in which two motor cars and a motor cycle were concerned, the driver of one of the cars, Percy Lockey, of Upper Beaconsfield, was charged at Hawthorn yesterday with having driven in a dangerous manner, and the driver of the motor cycle, David Sloan, of Morang-road, was charged with having driven negligently. Both were also charged with having driven without a licence.
    Mrs Frances Mould said that on the 10th September, she was driving a car along Burwood road, when Sloan's motor cycle came suddenly out of Morang road, narrowly avoided witness's car, and swerved across the road in front of another car. Witness did not see the collision, but she heard the crash.
    Sloan said that as he came out of Morang road he took all precautions, and did not cut the corner. The accident was due to the speed of Lockey's car. Witness admitted that he had not taken out a licence.
    Lockey said he was only driving at a moderate speed. The motor cycle, in edging the first car, swung right right across his track. Witness's car struck the back wheel of the cycle, causing it to overturn. Witness admitted his licence had expired.
    Sloan was fined £3, with 19/ costs, on the negligent driving charge, and 20/ on the no-licence charge.
    Mr Grant, P.M., said the bench was of opinion that Sloan was responsible for the accident. The charge of dangerous driving against Lockey would be dismissed, but on the no licence charge he would be fined 20/, with 19/ costs.35
  • 17 Oct 1927, The superintendent of horticulture (Mr. J. M. Ward), accompanied by Mr. White, who is representing the Trade Commissioner in London, paid a visit to this district. The party inspected the orchards of Messrs. Smith and Kerr at North Beaconsfield in the morning. Many orchardists availed themselves of the opportunity of meeting the visitors. After lunch the party visited Mr. Lockey's orchard. In the evening Mr. Ward and Mr. White discussed with growers many matters of vital interest, particularly in regard to the export of apples. Mr. Ward will visit the district again on November 7 to further advise orchard ists, and will give a lantern lecture on American methods.36

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1871 census: father a beer and wine merchant."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1496-040 - Percy Vernon Lockey of Sargood Street Toorak Electrical Engineer and John Wilfred Rutty of Darling Street South Yarra Electrical Engineer - proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 3667-394.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-394 - John Wilfred Rutty of Darling Street South Yarra Electrical Engineer - C/T 3667-396 (Lockey transferred his interest to Rutty).
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-394 - Percy Vernon Lockey of Sargood Street Toorak Electrical Engineer (Rutty transferred his half interest to Lockey) - C/T 3667-395.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-394 - Walter Henry Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman - C/T 4537-329.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-396 - Percy Vernon Lockey of Upper Beaconsfield Electrical Engineer.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D13279 age 57 [par LOCKEY & VERNON]."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Oct 1927 p1.
  11. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1818; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 768.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-394 - Percy Vernon Lockey died on 18th October 1927. Probate has been granted to the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 85 Queen Street Melbourne.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-394 - Eleanor Kate Lockey of "Redland" Upper Beaconsfield Widow - C/T 5543-431.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-395 + 3667-396 - Walter Henry Brown of "Runnymede" Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 5796-172.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-395 - Jessie Agnes Bowser of 15 Edward Street Sandringham Spinster - C/T 5796-173.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-396 - Jessie Agnes Bowser of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Spinster - C/T 5827-343.
  17. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 2569; Folio: 13; Page: 18; GSU roll: 835269."
  18. [S9] GRO "father's death Sep 1872 [Clifton] (Age 44) 6a 97."
  19. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 2504; Folio: 25; Page: 43; GSU roll: 1341604.
    mother:
    Class: RG11; Piece: 2571; Folio: 33; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341620."
  20. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  21. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  22. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  23. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  24. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  25. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  26. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  27. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  28. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  29. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  30. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  31. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  32. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-037-A     Lockey     Mr.          M     51     22/10/1927     781
    4-037-A     Lockey     Eleanor Kate     F     83     12/01/1966     1534.
  33. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Aug 1917, p3.
  34. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "10 Aug 1917, p3."
  35. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 22 Oct 1925, p13.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Oct 1927, p15.
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Eleanor Kate Conran

F, #1344, b. 1882, d. 9 Jan 1966
Married NameLockey. 
Birth*1882 QLD, Australia.1 
Marriage*1901Spouse: Percy Vernon Lockey. VIC, Australia, #M224.1
 
Widow18 Oct 1927Eleanor Kate Conran became a widow upon the death of her husband Percy Vernon Lockey.2 
Land-UBeac*23 Apr 1929 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey John Wilfred Rutty to Eleanor Kate Conran. 17a 3r 35p.3 
Land-UBeac*27 Jan 1933 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Eleanor Kate Lockey to Jessie Agnes Bowser. 17a 3r 35p.4 
Death*9 Jan 1966 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D1426 (Age 84) [par Thomas CONRAN & Evelyn Mary FORD].5 
Probate (Will)* Eleanor Kate Lockey. Widow. Berwick. 09 Jan 1966. 639/904.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Percy Vernon Lockey.7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
bt 1928 - 1931Redland, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joyce Vernon Lockey Phyllis Vernon Lockey.19,20
193615 Edward Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joyce Vernon Lockey.21

Grave

  • Plot 4-037-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia22

Family

Percy Vernon Lockey b. Jun 1870, d. 18 Oct 1927
Child 1.Phyllis Vernon Lockey b. 19 Nov 1901, d. 4 Feb 1953

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D13279 age 57 [par LOCKEY & VERNON]."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-394 - Eleanor Kate Lockey of "Redland" Upper Beaconsfield Widow - C/T 5543-431.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5543-431 - Jessie Agnes Bowser of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Spinster.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 3736; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 634.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  9. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  10. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  11. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  12. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  13. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  14. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  15. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  16. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  17. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  18. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  19. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928 "Eleanor - house not defined."
  20. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  21. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  22. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-037-A     Lockey     Mr.          M     51     22/10/1927     781
    4-037-A     Lockey     Eleanor Kate     F     83     12/01/1966     1534.
Last Edited14 Sep 2016

Phyllis Vernon Lockey

F, #1345, b. 19 Nov 1901, d. 4 Feb 1953
Father*Percy Vernon Lockey b. Jun 1870, d. 18 Oct 1927
Mother*Eleanor Kate Conran b. 1882, d. 9 Jan 1966
Married NameCessor. 
Birth*19 Nov 1901 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B12824x1918.1 
Christening15 Apr 1903 Westminster, London, England.2 
Marriage*1935Spouse: Leonard Cessor. VIC, Australia, #M13476.3
 
Death*4 Feb 1953 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D16385 age 51 -- as CESSOR.1 
Death-Notice*5 Feb 1953CESSOR, Phyllis Vernon. - On February 4, at her home, Clifton, Harkaway road, Berwick, the dearly loved wife of Leonard Cessor, and loving eldest daughter of Eleanor Kate and the late Percy Vernon Lockey. -In God's care.
CESSOR. - The Friends of the late Mrs. PHYLLIS VERNON CESSOR are notified that her Funeral will leave her home, Clifton, Harkaway road, Berwick, THIS DAY (Thursday), at 3.15 p.m., for the Berwick Cemetery.4 
Probate (Will)* Phyllis V Cessor. Married. Berwick. 04 Feb 1953. 462/339.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1928 - 1931Redland, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Eleanor Kate Lockey and Joyce Vernon Lockey.6,7

Grave

  • Plot 4-040-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia8

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16385 age 51 -- as CESSOR."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Baptisms.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Feb 1953, p15.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 514; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1607.
  6. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928 "Eleanor - house not defined."
  7. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  8. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-040-B     Cessor     Phylis     F     52     5/02/1953     1306
    4-040-B     Cessor     Leonard     M     78     1/06/1984     1935.
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Leonard Cessor

M, #1346, b. 1906, d. 30 May 1984
Birth*1906 Lake Tyers, VIC, Australia, possible registration as: Wm Campbell Augs CESSOR #B9989/1906 [par Albt Gollton CESSOR & Isabel McINNES] place of birth CUNNINGHAME (Lakes Entrance.)1 
Marriage*1935Spouse: Phyllis Vernon Lockey. VIC, Australia, #M13476.2
 
Widower4 Feb 1953Leonard Cessor became a widower upon the death of his wife Phyllis Vernon Lockey.3 
Death*30 May 1984 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D12012 age 78 [par unknown].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931Lakes Entrance, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: mechanic.5

Grave

  • Plot 4-040-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D12012 gives birth place as Lake Tyers."
  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 "#D16385 age 51 -- as CESSOR."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12012 age 78 [par unknown]."
  5. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-040-B     Cessor     Phylis     F     52     5/02/1953     1306
    4-040-B     Cessor     Leonard     M     78     1/06/1984     1935.
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Amy Keeble

F, #1347, b. Dec 1868, d. 6 Jun 1949
Amy FUNNELL (nee KEEBLE)
(1868-1949)
Married NameFunnell. 
Occupation* Midwife.1 
Birth*Dec 1868 Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England, Dec Q [Clerkenwell] 1b 659.2 
Marriage*Sep 1888Spouse: Frederick Funnell. Lewisham, London, England, Sep Q [Lewisham] 1d 1528.3
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1913 Sailing with Frederick Funnell, Arthur Francis James Funnell, Robert James Lionel Funnell, Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Irishman
Age 40.4 
Land-UBeac*29 Dec 1914 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 13.14). Transfer from John Stoup Chambers John Hatch to Amy Funnell. 10a 1r 30 3/10p.5 
Land-Note*24 Dec 1921 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 13.14): Mortgagee: John Henry Smith - discharged 14 Jan 1924. Mortgagor was Amy Keeble.6 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Jul 1926 Sailing with William Henry Care Frederick Funnell to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship SS Berrima
Age 57 - Orchardist's Wife.7
Land-UBeac*17 Sep 1931 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 21 St Georges Road. Transfer from Arthur Blackwood Davy to Amy Funnell. 5a or thereabouts (sold at mortgagee's auction.)8 
Widow10 Nov 1936She became a widow upon the death of her husband Frederick Funnell.9 
Land-UBeac*3 Jun 1937 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 9-12). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell. Transfer as to one undivided half part as to balance to Amy Funnell - C/T 6119-603.10 
Land-UBeac*5 May 1941 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24), Cormore. Transfer from Robert Allan to Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell. Probably bought in 1928.11 
Land-UBeac*28 Aug 1941 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24), Cormore. Transfer from Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell to Charles Alexander Berglund. Caveat lodged 22 May 1941.12 
Land-UBeac*20 Mar 1944 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 9-12). Transfer from Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell to Sydney Albert Cheney. 20a 0r 17p.13 
Land-UBeac*4 Sep 1945 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 13.14). Transfer from Amy Funnell to Arthur Francis James Funnell. 10a 1r 30 3/10p.14 
Land-UBeac*4 Sep 1945 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 21 St Georges Road. Transfer from Amy Funnell to Robert James Lionel Funnell.15 
Death*6 Jun 1949 Canberra, ACT, Australia, #D1331/1949 ACT.16 
Death-Notice7 Jun 1949FUNNELL.—On the 6th June, at Canberra Community Hospital, Amy Funnell, loving mother of Queen (Mrs. W. M. Wintle) and loving grandmother of Bill, and Ann. Late of Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria.
Private interment Berwick, Victoria. 82nd year.17 
Death-Notice*7 Jun 1949FUNNELL.-On June 6, at Canberra (A.C.T.), Amy. loved wife of the late Frederick Funnell, of Beaconsfield Upper, and loving mother of Robert, Arthur, Frederick. and Queenie (Mrs. Wintle) aged 81 years. -Peace, perfect peace. (See Wednesdays papers for funeral arrangements. Phone Dand. 308.)18 
Death-Notice8 Jun 1949FUNNELL.-The Friends, of the late Mrs. AMY FUNNELL are notified that her Funeral will leave the home of her son (Mr. Robert Funnell), St. George's road, Beaconsfield Upper, TOMORROW (Thursday), after a service by the Rev. R. G. Mountney, commencing at 3.30 p.m., for the Berwick Cemetery.
W. J. GARNAR & SON. Phone Dand. 308.19 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Henry KEEBLE, 18 Elm Terrace, Eltham, Kent, EnglandAge 12 - scholar. Birth place Muswell Hill. Her father Henry was a gardener.20
2 Apr 1911Bunces Farm, Birch Grove, East Grinstead, Sussex, England(Head of Household) Frederick Funnell;
Age 42 - married for 23 years, 5 children born, 4 surviving
Member(s) of Household: Arthur Francis James Funnell, Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell, Robert James Lionel Funnell21
bt 1914 - 1928Bryn Gwyn, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick Funnell.22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34
1931Cormore Tea Rooms, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick Funnell.35
bt 1934 - 1936"Birch Grove", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick Funnell. With Arthur Francis James Funnell Robert James Lionel Funnell.36
1937"Birch Grove", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaWith Arthur Francis James Funnell Robert James Lionel Funnell.37

Grave

  • Plot 4-691-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia38

Family

Frederick Funnell b. Mar 1861, d. 10 Nov 1936
Children 1.Henry Edward Frederick Funnell+ b. 17 Oct 1892, d. 14 Jul 1965
 2.Arthur Francis James Funnell b. Dec 1895, d. Jun 1968
 3.Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell+ b. Sep 1902, d. 9 May 1966
 4.Robert James Lionel Funnell+ b. 6 Sep 1905, d. 8 Sep 1982

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Jan 1920, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-Accom. visitors from Jan. 3, good table, home comforts; 25/. Mrs, Funnell.39
  • 22 Apr 1922, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. - Comfortable Accommodation; good table; own cows; mode rate tariff. Mrs. Funnell, Birch grove.40

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Interview with Victoria FUNNELL (nee BAKER)."
  2. [S9] GRO.
  3. [S9] GRO "Sep Q [Lewisham] 1d 1528."
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B884/004.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2032-322 - Amy Funnell of Bryn Gwyn Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 3864-735.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3864-735 - Mortgage No 437102 - Mortgagee John Henry Smith - discharged 14 Jan 1924.
  7. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Funnell's last address in England was 8 Craighton Road, Well Hall, Eltham
    UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line].
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3902-306 - Arthur Blackwood Davy to Amy Funnell of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D9950 age 75 [par Edward FUNNELL]."
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - transfer as to one undivided half part as to balance to Amy Funnell - C/T 6119-603 other half remains on original title.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4702-300 - Amy Funnell Widow and Henry Edward Frederick Funnell Manufacturer both of 19 Walstab Street Brighton - joint proprietors.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4702-300 - Charles Alexander Berglund of 99 Rupert Street Collingwood Insurance Agent.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 + C/T 6119-603 - Sydney Albert Cheney of 22 The Ridge Canterbury Motor Car Importer - C/T 6683-491.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3864-735 - Arthur Francis James Funnell of "Grassmere" Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3902-306 - Amy Funnell to Robert James Lionel Funnell of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Driver.
  16. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, ACT BDM: #D1331/1949 ACT.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 7 Jun 1949, p2.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jun 1949 p14.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jun 1949 p13.
  20. [S68] British Census Index, England "RG11 0728/99 p65. Father Henry was a gardener."
  21. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 4996; Schedule Number: 29.
  22. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  23. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  24. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  25. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  26. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  27. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  28. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  29. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  30. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  31. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  32. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  33. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  34. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  35. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  36. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1934 + 1936 rolls."
  37. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  38. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-691-A     Funnell          M          11/11/1936     963
    4-691-B     Funnell     A.     F     81     1/06/1949     1244
    4-691-B     Funnell     Arthur Francis James     M     73     9/06/1968     1585.
  39. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jan 1920 p25.
  40. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Apr 1922 p27.
Last Edited7 May 2016

Frederick Funnell

M, #1348, b. Mar 1861, d. 10 Nov 1936

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Funnell Road named after him and his family.
Birth*Mar 1861 Birch Grove, Sussex, England, Mar Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 119.1 
Marriage*Sep 1888Spouse: Amy Keeble. Lewisham, London, England, Sep Q [Lewisham] 1d 1528.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1913 Sailing with Amy Keeble, Arthur Francis James Funnell, Robert James Lionel Funnell, Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Irishman
Age 43.3 
Land-UBeac3 May 1917 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 9-12.15-30). Transfer from John Stoup Chambers John Hatch to Frederick Funnell. 104a 3r 15p.4 
Land-UBeac*10 Sep 1917 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 18). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to Michael John Regan. 5a 2r 0p.5 
Land-UBeac*3 Jan 1919 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 25-30). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to William Warren Kerr. 30a.6 
Land-UBeac*25 Oct 1920 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 19-24). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to William John Home. 32a 3r 16p.7 
Land-UBeac*22 Jun 1921 GEM-C-12. Transfer from Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse to Frederick Funnell. 19a 3r 12p.8 
Land-UBeac*13 Jul 1921 GEM-C-13. Transfer from Elizabeth Harriett Merritt to Frederick Funnell. 19a 3r 28p.9 
Land-UBeac*16 Apr 1924 GEM-C-12.13. Transfer from Frederick Funnell to Thomas Howard-Smith. 19a 3r 12p + 19a 3r 28p.10 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Jul 1926 Sailing with William Henry Care Amy Funnell to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship SS Berrima
Age 62 - Orchardist.11
Land-UBeac*20 Sep 1929 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 15.16.17). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to Sydney Henry Smith. 16a 1r 26p.12 
Death*10 Nov 1936 St Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #D9950 age 75 [par Edward FUNNELL].13 
Death-Notice*11 Nov 1936FUNNELL-On the 10th November at St Vincent's Hospital Frederick loved husband of Amy and father of Frederick, Arthur, Queenie (Mrs Wintle) and Robert aged 75 years. - At rest.
FUNNELL.—The Friends of the late Mr. FREDERICK FUNNELL are respectfully in vited to follow his remains to the place of interment in the Berwick Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from John Grant's private parlour, Berwick, THIS DAY, Wednesday, at 3.45 p.m. JOHN GRANT Funeral Director Berwick.14 
Land-Note*3 Jun 1937 Frederick Funnell died on 10 Nov 1936. Probate of his will has been granted to Amy Funnell of Upper Beaconsfield Widow and Henry Edward Frederick Funnell of 381 Hampton Street Middle Brighton Manufacturer.15 
Land-UBeac*3 Jun 1937 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 9-12). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell. Transfer as to one undivided half part as to balance to Amy Funnell - C/T 6119-603.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Edward & Amelia FUNNELL, Birch Grove, West Hoathly, Sussex, EnglandAge 20 - Ag Labourer17
2 Apr 1911Bunces Farm, Birch Grove, East Grinstead, Sussex, EnglandHead of Household: Frederick Funnell. Age 49 - Farmer & Contractor
Member(s) of Household: Amy Funnell, Arthur Francis James Funnell, Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell, Robert James Lionel Funnell.18
bt 1914 - 1928Bryn Gwyn, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Amy Funnell.19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31
1931Cormore Tea Rooms, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Amy Funnell.32
bt 1934 - 1936"Birch Grove", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Amy Keeble. With Arthur Francis James Funnell Robert James Lionel Funnell.33

Grave

  • Plot 4-691-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia34

Family

Amy Keeble b. Dec 1868, d. 6 Jun 1949
Children 1.Henry Edward Frederick Funnell+ b. 17 Oct 1892, d. 14 Jul 1965
 2.Arthur Francis James Funnell b. Dec 1895, d. Jun 1968
 3.Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell+ b. Sep 1902, d. 9 May 1966
 4.Robert James Lionel Funnell+ b. 6 Sep 1905, d. 8 Sep 1982

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jun 1930, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. Fire destroyed a house owned by Mr. Funnell. Mrs. Briggs, to whom the house was let, was in Melbourne, and Mr. Briggs had left the house about half an hour when the flames were noticed. In a short time the building had been burnt to the ground. The furniture, which belonged to Mrs. Briggs, was destroyed. Owing to heavy rain falling at the time some of the outbuildings were saved. It is understood that both the house and furniture were covered by insurance.35
  • 11 Jan 1939, BERWICK-The most serious fire has been on the Sugarloaf at Beaconsfield Upper where the Upper Beaconsfield brigade under Mr Dave McDonald saved the homes of Messrs Funnell, Richardson, Sulman, Savory, Joseland, and Edwards. Another fire broke out near the forest plantation of Mr H Downing but late this evening was under control.36

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO "Mar Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 119."
  2. [S9] GRO "Sep Q [Lewisham] 1d 1528."
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B884/004.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2032-322 - Frederick Funnell of Bryn-Gwyn Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 4038-418.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - Michael John Regan of 10 Wellington Street Middle Brighton Tea Blender - C/T 4068-547.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - William Warren Kerr of William Street Melbourne Insurance Broker - C/T 4181-043.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - William John Home of Collins Street Melbourne Solicitor - C/T 4383-437.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 - Arthur William Shorthouse to Frederick Funnell of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-751 - Frederick Funnell of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 4464-741.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 + 4464-741 - Frederick Funnell to Thomas Howard-Smith of Beaconsfield Upper Minister of Religion.
  11. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Funnell's last address in England was 8 Craighton Road, Well Hall, Eltham
    UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line].
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - Sydney Henry Smith of "Grasmere" Sugarloaf Road Upper Beaconsfield Painter - C/T 5583-591.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D9950 age 75 [par Edward FUNNELL]."
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Nov 1936 p1.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - Frederick Funnell died on 10 Nov 1936. Probate of his will has been granted to Amy Funnell of Upper Beaconsfield Widow and Henry Edward Frederick Funnell of 381 Hampton Street Middle Brighton Manufacturer.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - transfer as to one undivided half part as to balance to Amy Funnell - C/T 6119-603 other half remains on original title.
  17. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Census 1881 England RG11 - 1060 - 96 - 4.
  18. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 4996; Schedule Number: 29.
  19. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  20. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  21. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  22. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  23. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  24. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  25. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  26. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  27. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  28. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  29. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  30. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  31. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  32. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  33. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1934 + 1936 rolls."
  34. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-691-A     Funnell          M          11/11/1936     963
    4-691-B     Funnell     A.     F     81     1/06/1949     1244
    4-691-B     Funnell     Arthur Francis James     M     73     9/06/1968     1585.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jun 1930 p14.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Jan 1939 p2.
Last Edited14 Apr 2016

Henry Edward Frederick Funnell

M, #1349, b. 17 Oct 1892, d. 14 Jul 1965
Frederick FUNNELL
(1892-1965)
Father*Frederick Funnell b. Mar 1861, d. 10 Nov 1936
Mother*Amy Keeble b. Dec 1868, d. 6 Jun 1949
ChartsDescendants of Samuel HORNER
(Witness) Migration/Travel Jumped ship in Sydney. 
Birth*17 Oct 1892 East Grinstead, Sussex, England, Dec Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 144.1,2 
Marriage*14 Oct 1922Spouse: Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Baker. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.3,4
 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1935 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20). Transfer from Stephen Robert Durant to Henry Edward Frederick Funnell.5 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1936 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 19-24). Transfer from William John Home to Henry Edward Frederick Funnell Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell. 32a 3r 16p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac3 Jun 1937 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 9-12). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell. Transfer as to one undivided half part as to balance to Amy Funnell - C/T 6119-603.7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac5 May 1941 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24), Cormore. Transfer from Robert Allan to Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell. Probably bought in 1928.8 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac28 Aug 1941 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24), Cormore. Transfer from Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell to Charles Alexander Berglund. Caveat lodged 22 May 1941.9 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac20 Mar 1944 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 9-12). Transfer from Amy Funnell Henry Edward Frederick Funnell to Sydney Albert Cheney. 20a 0r 17p.10 
Land-UBeac*15 Feb 1954 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20). Transfer from Henry Edward Frederick Funnell to Thomas Brady.11 
Land-Note*25 Jun 1957 GEM-D-5 (part): transfer into joint ownership with Henry Edward Frederick Funnell (SE part of CA5.)12 
Death*14 Jul 1965 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D15956 (Age 73.)1,4 
Land-Note27 Oct 1965 GEM-D-5 (part): Queenie Funnell is surviving proprietor.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1922Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21
193111 Walstab St, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell.22
1936381 Hampton St, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell.22
194219 Walstab St, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell.22
1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.22
1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.22

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15956 age 73."
  2. [S9] GRO "Dec Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 144."
  3. [S9] GRO "Sep Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 142."
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Bredin Family Tree - Owner: margaretthomas31.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - Henry Edward Frederick Funnell of 381 Hampton Street Middle Brighton Manufacturer.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4383-437 - Henry Edward Frederick Funnell Chemist and Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell his wife both of 381 Hampton Street Brighton - joint proprietors.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - transfer as to one undivided half part as to balance to Amy Funnell - C/T 6119-603 other half remains on original title.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4702-300 - Amy Funnell Widow and Henry Edward Frederick Funnell Manufacturer both of 19 Walstab Street Brighton - joint proprietors.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4702-300 - Charles Alexander Berglund of 99 Rupert Street Collingwood Insurance Agent.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 + C/T 6119-603 - Sydney Albert Cheney of 22 The Ridge Canterbury Motor Car Importer - C/T 6683-491.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - Thomas Brady of Upper Beaconsfield Garage Proprietor.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5101-042 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell to Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell Married Woman and Henry Edward Frederick Funnell Chemist, both of White Lodge Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 8160-573.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8160-573 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell is surviving proprietor.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  19. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  20. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  21. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  22. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
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Arthur Francis James Funnell

M, #1350, b. Dec 1895, d. Jun 1968
Father*Frederick Funnell b. Mar 1861, d. 10 Nov 1936
Mother*Amy Keeble b. Dec 1868, d. 6 Jun 1949

World War I

Arthur Francis James Funnell enlisted on 4 Oct 1916, aged 20 and working as a farm labourer. His unit, the 57th Batallion, embarked from Melbourne on 16 Dec 1916 on board HMAT A7 Medic. SERN 3153.
He returned to Australia on 21 July 1918, after suffering a severe gunshot wound to his back.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2
Birth*Dec 1895 East Grinstead, Sussex, England, Dec Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 146.3,4 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1913 Sailing with Amy Keeble, Frederick Funnell, Robert James Lionel Funnell, Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Irishman
Age 17.5 
Land-UBeac*4 Sep 1945 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 13.14). Transfer from Amy Funnell to Arthur Francis James Funnell. 10a 1r 30 3/10p.6 
Land-UBeac*12 Aug 1948 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 13). Transfer from Arthur Francis James Funnell to Keith Stuart Andrews George Pritchard Harvey Wilson. 5a 0r 33 9/10p.7 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1949 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 14). Transfer from Arthur Francis James Funnell to Arthur George Billing. 5a 0r 36 4/10p.8 
Death*Jun 1968 Fairfield, VIC, Australia, #D12456 age 73.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1911Bunces Farm, Birch Grove, East Grinstead, Sussex, England(Head of Household) Frederick Funnell;
Age 15
Member(s) of Household: Amy Funnell, Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell, Robert James Lionel Funnell9
bt 1919 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
bt 1934 - 1936"Birch Grove", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Frederick Funnell and Amy Keeble and Robert James Lionel Funnell.19
1937"Birch Grove", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Amy Funnell and Robert James Lionel Funnell.20
bt 1949 - 1954'Birch Grove', Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.20

Grave

  • Plot 4-691-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia21

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=105649
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12456 age 73."
  4. [S9] GRO "Dec Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 146."
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B884/004.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3864-735 - Arthur Francis James Funnell of "Grassmere" Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3864-735 - Keith Stuart Andrews of "Blairgowrie" Berwick Poultry Farmer and George Pritchard Harvey Wilson of "Wilson House" Berwick Grazier - joint proprietors - C/T 7151-071.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3864-735 - Arthur George Billing of 15 Berkeley Street Hawthorn Executive - C/T 7344-667.
  9. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 4996; Schedule Number: 29.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  11. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  12. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  13. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  14. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  15. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  16. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  17. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  18. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  19. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1934 + 1936 rolls."
  20. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  21. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-691-A     Funnell          M          11/11/1936     963
    4-691-B     Funnell     A.     F     81     1/06/1949     1244
    4-691-B     Funnell     Arthur Francis James     M     73     9/06/1968     1585.
Last Edited12 Apr 2016