Elizabeth Crymble 'Bessie' Millar

F, #13878, b. Mar 1914, d. 27 Apr 2007
Father*William Millar b. 1886, d. 21 Sep 1927
Mother*Mary Forsythe b. 1893, d. 14 May 1948
Married NameSteen. 
Birth*Mar 1914 Larne, Antrim, Ireland, Mar Q [Larne] 1 592.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Leopold James Victor Laurenson Steen.
 
Death*27 Apr 2007 Baxter, VIC, Australia.2 
Death-Notice*28 Apr 2007STEEN (nee Beckingham)—Elizabeth (Beth). On Apr. 27, 2007 at Baxter. Dearly loved wife of the late Vic. Loving mother of Janet (Mrs Holland). Loved mother-in-law of Terry. Dear Grandma of Julie and Sharon. Dear great grandmother of Karla and Jasmine. Loved sister-in-law of Irene (dec.) and Graham Horsfall. Loved aunt of Rodney and Daryl and their families. In her 94th year. At home with her Lord.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193610 Mitchell Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.3
193798 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.4
194328 Moorhouse Street, Camberwell, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.5
1954Melton Road, Sydenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Leopold James Victor Laurenson Steen.6
bt 1963 - 197217 Princes Street North, Ballarat, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Leopold James Victor Laurenson Steen.7,8,9,10
bt 1977 - 198043 Baker Street, Ocean Grove, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Leopold James Victor Laurenson Steen.11,12

Citations

  1. [S187] Familysearch "Irish BDM."
  2. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "28 Apr 2007 - viewed online May 2016."
  3. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  4. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  5. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  6. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  7. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "no house number."
  8. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  9. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  10. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  11. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  12. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited29 May 2016

Rev Nathaniel Turner

M, #13879, b. Mar 1792, d. 4 Dec 1864
Birth*Mar 1792 Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.1 
Marriage*10 Jan 1822 Spouse: Ann Sargent. Staffordshire, England.2
 
Death*4 Dec 1864 Brisbane, QLD, Australia.1 

Family

Ann Sargent b. 17 Jul 1798, d. 10 Oct 1893
Children 1.Martha Turner+ b. 31 Aug 1828, d. 19 Jan 1905
 2.Charles Wesley Turner b. 5 Apr 1834, d. 25 Oct 1906
 3.Mary Emma Bloor Turner+ b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, clifvanderoest.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
Last Edited6 Jun 2016

Ann Sargent

F, #13880, b. 17 Jul 1798, d. 10 Oct 1893
Married NameTurner.1 
Birth*17 Jul 1798 Ipstones, Staffordshire, England. [par John SARGENT & Ann BLOOR]1 
Marriage*10 Jan 1822 Spouse: Rev Nathaniel Turner. Staffordshire, England.1
 
Widow4 Dec 1864Ann Sargent became a widow upon the death of her husband Rev Nathaniel Turner.2 
Death*10 Oct 1893 Kew, VIC, Australia.1 

Grave

  • Plot 0592-0597, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Family Grave of Crouch family. Leila Harcourt CROUCH 29.3.1865 Age 2 ; Mary Emma CROUCH 20.10.1867 Age 8 ; T. Leslie Lyttelton CROUCH 21.2.1883 Age 7 ; Estelle, wife of C. Stanton CROUCH 27.10.1907 Age 33 ; Ernest William Marston CROUCH 1.5.1919 Age 53 ; Thomas J. CROUCH 4.12.1889 Age 56 ; also his wife Mary Emma Bloor CROUCH 12.10.1904 Age 69 ; Anne TURNER, widow of the Rev. Nathaniel TURNER, pioneer Wesleyan Missionary to Australasia 10.10.1893 Age 95 ; also her daughter Hannah Jane TURNER 23.3.1907 Age ; Annie Rebecca, wife of R.W.G. SHOOBRIDGE 25.8.1888 Age 393,4

Family

Rev Nathaniel Turner b. Mar 1792, d. 4 Dec 1864
Children 1.Martha Turner+ b. 31 Aug 1828, d. 19 Jan 1905
 2.Charles Wesley Turner b. 5 Apr 1834, d. 25 Oct 1906
 3.Mary Emma Bloor Turner+ b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Oct 1893, THE LATE MRS. NATHANIEL TURNER.
    Intelligence has reached Brisbane that there has peacefully passed away from earth, at the grand old age of 95, one of those heroic spirits who leave behind them records of noble self-sacrifice and devotion for which the world is the richer and the better, and for which they are now enjoying their reward.
    Anne Sargent was born in Staffordshire, in July, 1798, and in 1822 she was married to the Rev. Nathaniel Turner, whose burning zeal and ardent enthusiasm in the missionary cause she was well fitted to share. Together they came out to the perils and privations of mission life in those early days, when they carried their lives in their hands amid spears, clubs, wars, fires, and terrible cannibalism; driven from their homes by savages ; returning undaunted to the charge, and finally winning what they suffered all to gain-souls, dark heathen souls, brought to the light and love of the gospel of Christ.
    The early missionary annals tell much of this brave, intrepid, Christian woman's courage ; but one instance only need be given here. When she, with her husband and children, was fleeing for her life, a savage chief pursued her, holding his battle axe over her head. He asked her if she were not " afraid." She replied calmly that she was " not afraid," that God would protect her. The amazed savage declared he " could not touch the white woman, she was so brave.'' Not only in New Zealand and the islands, but in most of the colonies, has her long eventful life been spent in her Master's service. Mrs. Turner will be remembered by nearly all the old Brisbane residents. More than ten happy, peaceful, useful years were spent here. " The Cottage" on the North Quay, the first house built there, with, its garden made beautiful by her husband's own loving hands ; the ever welcome hospitality to friend and stranger alike; and the Christian words of love and counsel given there to the parting guest, will not soon be forgotton, and these words will today find their echo in more than one heart in Brisbane. On Mr. Turner's death in 1864 Mrs. Turner removed to Victoria, and found home and rest for her declining years with her daughters and their families - first with Mrs. T. J. Crouch, of St. Kilda, but latterly with Mrs. Harcourt, the wife of the Rev. John Harcourt, at whose pleasant retreat, Home Cottage, Kew, she peacefully exchanged earth for heaven.
    Mrs. Turner had a remarkable constitution, as shown by all she had undergone, and the longevity of her life. Until very lately all her faculties had been spared to her. She was a wonderful reader and correspondent, full of conversation and marvellous tales of the days gone by, and only a few months ago her medical adviser said there was no reason why she should not continue to the hundredth year.
    Some weeks ago she began to fail, but until just lately her family had hope of her recovery. The end was peace. She was gentle, grateful, patient, loving to hear the old " songs of her pilgrimage"-"Jesu, lover of my soul," "For ever with the Lord"-and, when asked for her message to her absent daughters, replied, " There is a place for them," or in some such words. She has left a long tribe of descendants. There are now considerably more than 100 living - ten children, seventy grandchildren, and thirty-three great grandchildren, besides many who have not survived. Her sons are the Hon. J. S. Turner, Kinellan, Mr. Nathaniel Turner, and the Rev. J. G. Turner, Victoria, and Mr. C. Wesley Turner, Christchurch, New Zealand. The daughters are Mrs. Harcourt and Mrs. Crouch, Melbourne, Mrs. Kent, England, Mrs. Henry Jordan, Sherwood, Mrs. William Graham, Highlands, and one unmarried.5
  • 22 Aug 1918, Death of Mr. Fassifern Kent.
    A wide circle of friends, will regret to hear of the death of Mr Fassifern Kent, of Elvston station, near Gayndah, which took place at Gayndah at 10 o'clock last night. The deceased gentleman had visited Brisbane for the Exhibition, and had onlv just returned home when he became ill. Mr Kent, who was known amongst his friends as "Ferny" was one of the pastoral pioneers of the State, and had lived in the Degilbo district for many vears. He was a brother of the late Mr William Kent, at one time a member of the Legislative Assembly, and is an uncle of Mr William Kent, the well known owner of Jondaryan station. The late Mr Fassifern Kent was widely known in racing circles, both as a breeder and as a racing enthusiast.6

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, clifvanderoest.
  3. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    0592-0597 buried with the Crouch family.
  4. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Members Online resources: St Kilda Cemetery Transcriptions."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Brisbane Courier, 13 Oct 1893, p6.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Brisbane Courier, 22 Aug 1918, p6.
Last Edited6 Jun 2016

Charles Wesley Turner

M, #13881, b. 5 Apr 1834, d. 25 Oct 1906
Father*Rev Nathaniel Turner b. Mar 1792, d. 4 Dec 1864
Mother*Ann Sargent b. 17 Jul 1798, d. 10 Oct 1893
Note* He was born in Hobart in 1834 and went to Lyttelton in 1857. He co-owned Peacock's Wharf at Lyttelton, helped establish the New Zealand Shipping Company. He built a bonded store, warehouse and office on the corner of Cashel and Oxford streets in October 1875. He built a house, Fassifern, on Papanui Road.1 
Birth*5 Apr 1834 Hobart, TAS, Australia.2 
Death*25 Oct 1906 Christchurch, New Zealand.2 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Mar 1884, WANTED, a Cook. Apply to Miss Turner, Fassifern, Papanui road. 7253
  • 23 Mar 1891, Turner—Cuff—On 11th March, at Holy Trinity Church, Avonside, by the Rev. W. A. Pascoe, Kenneth George Turner, of Timaru, third son of C. W. Turner, Fassifern, Merivale, to Lucy Ellen, eldest daughter of Albert Cuff, Littleover, Avonside.4

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, clifvanderoest.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Star (NZ), 17 March 1884, p2.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Press (NZ) 23 March 1891, p 7.
Last Edited6 Jun 2016

Martha Turner

F, #13882, b. 31 Aug 1828, d. 19 Jan 1905
Father*Rev Nathaniel Turner b. Mar 1792, d. 4 Dec 1864
Mother*Ann Sargent b. 17 Jul 1798, d. 10 Oct 1893
Married NameKent. 
Birth*31 Aug 1828 Neurolofa, Tonga.1 
Marriage*21 Mar 1854 Spouse: William Kent. Ipswich, QLD, Australia, #M BM783.2
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Mar 1854MARRIED. By special license, on the 21st instant, at Ipswich, by the Rev. J.G. Millard, William Kent, junr., Esq., of Fassifern, to Martha, second daughter of the Rev. R. Turner, of Paddington, Sydney.3 
Widow6 Feb 1874Martha Turner became a widow upon the death of her husband William Kent.4 
Death*19 Jan 1905 Hyères, Côte d’Azur, France.5 
Death-Notice*4 Feb 1905KENT.—On the 19th January at Hyeres, South of France, Martha, widow of the late William Kent, in her 77th year.5 
Probate (Will)*10 Mar 1905 KENT Martha of Holly-lodge, Hastings-road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, widow died 19 January 1905 at Hyeres, France. Probate London 10 March to Sydney KentM.B. Effects £482 11s. 5d.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Bell Green House, Lewisham, London, EnglandHead of Household: Martha Kent. Age 50 - Sheep Farmer's Widow.7
5 Apr 1891Sevenoaks, Kent, EnglandHead of Household: Martha Kent. Age 62 - Widow.8
31 Mar 1901Holly Lodge, Bexhill, Sussex, EnglandHead of Household: Martha Kent. Age 72 - Living on own means.9

Family

William Kent b. 1823, d. 6 Feb 1874
Child 1.Fassifern Kent b. 29 Jul 1857, d. 21 Aug 1918

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "indexed as William Kent JUNIOR."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld), 25 Mar 1854, p2.
  4. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld), 4 Feb 1905, p12.
  6. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 736; Folio: 5; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341171."
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG12; Piece: 673; Folio: 7; Page: 8; GSU roll: 6095783."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 874; Folio: 9; Page: 10."
Last Edited10 Jun 2016

William Kent

M, #13883, b. 1823, d. 6 Feb 1874
Birth*1823 Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, England. [par William KENT & Sarah RICKARDS]1 
Marriage*21 Mar 1854 Spouse: Martha Turner. Ipswich, QLD, Australia, #M BM783.2
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Mar 1854MARRIED. By special license, on the 21st instant, at Ipswich, by the Rev. J.G. Millard, William Kent, junr., Esq., of Fassifern, to Martha, second daughter of the Rev. R. Turner, of Paddington, Sydney.3 
Death*6 Feb 1874 'Euston', near Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, #D C1702 [par Charles KENT & Sarah RICHARDS].4 
Note* Fassifern Homestead is a single-storeyed timber residence erected c1880 to replace an earlier homestead on the same site. The Fassifern run, first taken up by John Cameron in 1841-1842, was one of the earliest licensed runs in the Moreton pastoral district, which was proclaimed on 10 May 1842. In 1857 Fassifern became part of the Wienholt family's complex and ultimately extensive Queensland pastoral empire and in 1869 was amalgamated with the adjacent runs of Moogerah and Tarome as the consolidated Fassifern run. Although from the 1870s used principally to fatten cattle from the Wiehnolt family's western Queensland properties, Fassifern was renowned also for its Clydesdale horse stud.
The Fassifern district is located in south-east Queensland, south of Flinders Peak, between the Great Dividing Range and the Teviot Range. In late 1841/early 1842 John Cameron occupied about 50,000 acres [20 234 hectares] here centred on the junction of Warrill and Reynolds creeks and which he named Fassifern. In 1844 his brother-in-law Robert Coulson took up Kingbah (later Moogerah) - about 46,800 acres [18 939 hectares] on the Reynolds Creek watershed, to the south of Fassifern; and in 1845 another brother-in-law, William Turner, took up an adjacent run to the west, which he called Cunningham's Gap (later Tarome) - about 41,500 acres [16 795 hectares] on the Warrill Creek watershed. On each run a head station and a number of subsidiary out-stations were established. By May 1848 John Cameron had transferred the lease of Fassifern to William Kent.
In the mid-nineteenth century four young Wienholt brothers , sons of a wealthy London merchant, arrived in Australia: Arnold c1847, Edward and Arthur in 1853, and Daniel c1854. In 1849, backed by family money, Arnold Wienholt purchased the lease to Strathmillar run (which he re-named Maryvale) on the Darling Downs. In 1852 he acquired the neighbouring run, Gladfield, which he incorporated into Maryvale. These runs were situated on the southern Downs on the western side of the Great Dividing Range (Main Range). In 1853 Edward and Arthur Wienholt acquired Moogerah Station south-west of Fassifern, on the eastern side of the Dividing Range from Arnold's Maryvale run. The two Wienholt runs were linked via the new road over Spicer's Peak that the Downs squatters had constructed following Henry Alphen's 'discovery' of a gap in the Main Range in 1847. In the early 1850s this was the preferred route between Ipswich and Warwick for teamsters.
In 1857 Edward and Arthur Wienholt acquired the Fassifern lease from William Kent, establishing a connection between Fassifern and the Wienholt family and their substantial Queensland pastoral empire, which was sustained for over half a century.
In 1859 Edward relinquished his interest in Fassifern and entered into partnership with William Kent in Rosalie Plains run on the Darling Downs. About this time, or possibly as early as 1858, Kent and Edward Wienholt also leased Jondaryan station from Robert Tooth, and in February 1863 purchased both the leasehold and the freehold. Jondaryan became the showpiece of the Kent and Weinholt/Wienholt family pastoral acquisitions. By 1876, 48 Queensland pastoral runs were leased by Edward Wienholt, Wienholt Brothers, J W E A & A Wienholt ,or Kent and Wienholt. By 1877, Edward Wienholt and the trustees of William Kent were the largest owners of freehold land in Queensland and Jondaryan was the largest freehold run. Edward Wienholt further took advantage of the Exchanged Land Act 1879 whereby pastoralists could exchange agricultural land taken up as pre-emptive right for twice the amount of pastoral country.
Edward Wienholt, who served as MLA for the Western Downs 1870-1873 and for the Darling Downs 1873-1875, is generally recognised as the driving force in the creation of the family's pastoral empire. By 1888 he and his partners held 289,966 acres [117,345 hectares] in the Moreton and Darling Downs districts alone, and in 1889 The Wienholt Estates Company of Australia Ltd was formed to manage the Wienholt family's Queensland acquisitions. Their land dealings were complex, extensive, and largely managed from outside Australia. Arnold Wienholt retired to Switzerland in the late 1870s. Arthur Wienholt returned to England with his family in the 1870s, as did Edward Wienholt with his family in 1880. However, Edward continued to make regular trips to Australia to oversee the family's property interests.
In 1860 William Kent and Edward Wienholt re-purchased Fassifern Station from Arthur Wienholt but Arthur soon entered into partnership with John Hardie as lessees of Fassifern, Moogerah and Tarome runs. In November 1861 they acquired a pre-emptive purchase of 53 acres [21.5 hectares] around the Fassifern head station on Reynolds Creek. Hardie was the senior partner, and in the early 1860s appears to have been resident at Fassifern, where he accrued substantial debt. In 1864 Hardie and Wienholt were declared insolvent, with the liquidation of their assets resulting in Fassifern Station (including about 1300 acres [526 hectares] of freehold) being acquired by their mortgagees, the Bank of Australasia. In January 1865 title to the pre-empted Fassifern head station passed to the Bank.
In June 1868 the Bank applied for the runs of Fassifern, Moogerah and Tarome to be consolidated under the provisions of The Crown Lands Alienation Act of 1868, the consolidation to be known as Fassifern. At this period most of the improvements were located on the original Fassifern run, and comprised the Fassifern Head Station and adjacent cultivation paddocks, four out-stations, a wash pool, wash pool paddock, and bull paddock. The Tarome improvements comprised a head station and two out-stations; and on Moogerah improvements included the head station, three out-stations, and an inn near Spicer's Peak.
The nature of the association between the Bank of Australasia and the Wienholt family in connection with Fassifern is not clear. Arthur Wienholt and his family appear to have been residing at Fassifern in the late 1860s and early 1870s. Early in 1873 the Bank transferred the lease of the consolidated Fassifern run to William, John, Edward, Arnold and Arthur Wienholt. Title to pre-emptive portion 1a, the Fassifern Head Station, was issued to the Wienholt brothers in March 1874.
From 1875 the Queensland government began resuming land for closer settlement from the consolidated Fassifern run, and during the 1870s and 1880s the Wienholts took advantage of this to gradually transform Fassifern into a freehold estate of about 44,000 acres [17 806 hectares], stocked with shorthorn cattle, including a stud herd, and a stud of Clydesdale horses. In 1889 Fassifern was included among the Wienholt family's pastoral properties floated as The Wienholt Estates Company of Australia Limited with a company capital of £500,000. Other properties in this conglomerate included Maryvale near Warwick, Warenda near Boulia, and Saltern Creek and Katandra in south-west Queensland.
From at least the late 1880s and until his death in March 1893, Fassifern was managed by the Wienholt's cousin, Henry Edward Hill. A sketch of the Fassifern Station Homestead, which appeared in the 1889 Brisbane publication The Jubilee History of Queensland, shows the homestead in the same form as its present L-shaped configuration with its two chimneys, but with what appears to be a shingled roof, and separately-roofed verandahs. Whether the residence was erected for HE Hill has not been established, but the core fabric suggests a c1880 construction date.
Photographs of Fassifern Homestead dated c1899 and c1903 indicate that by the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the residence had been renovated but the essential form had been retained. The earlier roof had been replaced with the present hipped, bungalow-style roof of corrugated iron, extending over the verandahs. The southern end of the roof of the north-south wing had been truncated as a half-hip, and a small covered porch had been created centrally in this elevation. All the present stairs to the verandahs were extant by this period, as were the curved window hoods with the decorative timber infill to the sides, over the double-hung sashes.
Following HE Hill's death in 1893 John Daniel Wienholt (only son of Daniel Wienholt) took over management of Fassifern, residing at the head station. Renovations to the main residence may have occurred during his occupancy in the late 1890s.
In the late nineteenth century the Wienholt family began to rationalise its Queensland interests. Arthur had died in England in 1892 and Arnold in Switzerland in 1895. By this period the huge freeholds that pastoralists such as the Wienholts had amassed under earlier selection Acts (via various 'peacocking' and 'dummying' practices), and which tied up much valuable agricultural land, were proving expensive to sustain. Under the provisions of the Agricultural Lands Purchase Act 1894, pastoralists were encouraged to relinquish land through repurchase by the government for re-sale as farm selections. By 1902 the Wienholt Estates Company of Australia Ltd retained Fassifern, Katandra, Maryvale and Stamfordham stations, and the Jondayran Estates Company of Australia Ltd had been formed to hold Degilbo, Jondaryan, Rosewood and Tarampa.
From early 1902 to mid-1904 Daniel Wienholt (eldest son of Arthur Wienholt) took on the management of Fassifern, taking up residence at the head station. He left in mid-1904, prior to the Fassifern freehold of 41,406 acres [16 756 hectares] being offered for sale by public auction on 8 August 1904. At this time the Fassifern freehold comprised 3 blocks: Kent's Lagoon (2,361 acres [955 hectares]); Fassifern (37,351 acres [15 115 hectares]); and Moogerah (1,694 acres [686 hectares]) - the whole divided into 32 paddocks 'with a good homestead and out Station, besides outbuildings and yards' (Dalgety & Co. Ltd auction map, 1904). Like Maryvale, for many years Fassifern had been used for fattening cattle from the Wienholt family's western stations, and was noted for its Clydesdale horse stud.
Very little of the Fassifern freehold was sold at the August auction and in September 1904 the Wienholt Estates Company offered the Fassifern Estate to the Queensland government for repurchase. The Land Commissioners who inspected the property in May 1905 found the estate well-suited to agricultural settlement, being close to the railway, with good soil, the fences in good repair, well watered, and free of noxious weeds and ticks. The manager resided in a 'good building' (ie. Fassifern Homestead) seven miles from the rail head at Munbilla.
Despite the favourable report the State government took no action. In January 1906 the Wienholt Estates Company again put up the Kent's Lagoon and Moogerah paddocks for sale at auction, and offered the balance of the estate to the government at £3 per acre. Again, the estate proved difficult to sell at auction to farmers who believed that the bulk of the estate would be repurchased soon, and again the government took no action in this matter. Finally, in December 1908 a deputation of MLAs in support of the Fassifern repurchase approached the Minister for Lands (Digby Denham), but in January 1909 the Queensland government wrote to the Wienholt Estates Company firmly rejecting the offer.
In 1908 the Queensland government did repurchase the Wienholt's Maryvale estate and the manager of Maryvale for nearly 40 years, Edward Ormond Waters Hill, then took up the management of Fassifern. EOW Hill was another Wienholt cousin and brother of HE Hill who had managed Fassifern in the 1880s and early 1890s; he was also a shareholder in and director of The Wienholt Estates Company.
Also in 1908, Arnold Wienholt (son of Edward Wienholt) and his cousin Daniel Wienholt (son of Arthur Wienholt) were appointed respectively General Manager and Company Secretary of The Wienholt Estates Company of Australia Ltd, with instructions to oversee the winding up of the Company's estates in Queensland. In September 1909 they offered the bulk of the Fassifern estate for sale at auction, at which time EOW Hill acquired the Fassifern Homestead on 457 acres [185 hectares], together with about 3,000 acres [1 214 hectares] of grazing land.
In 1916 the homestead, located on Reynolds Creek about 4 miles from Engelsburg (later Kalbar), was described as having 'replaced the original house some years ago' and as 'a comfortable wooden building, with water and gas laid on. It is surrounded with lawns and flower-beds, and has an orchard, vineyard, and vegetable garden attached' (Fox 1919:325).
EOW Hill resided at Fassifern Homestead until c1921. In 1927 title to the homestead on about 316 acres [128 hectares] was transferred to Timothy Dwyer. Changes to the homestead made during Mr Dwyer's occupancy include the removal c1930s of an adjacent early kitchen and staff building and the extension of the south-east corner of Fassifern Homestead to accommodate an internal kitchen. Following Mr Dwyer's death in 1939, the property passed to his son, Patrick Francis Dwyer, who ran a grazing farm from Fassifern Homestead until his death in 1980. Patrick was buried in the Fassifern Homestead yard. In 2008 the house, on a substantially reduced parcel of land of just over 6 000m², remained the property of his widow, Joie Elwyn Dwyer (a former long-term Boonah Shire Councillor).
During the 1970s changes were made to the north-facing wing of the house. The timber arch dividing its two rooms was removed to create one long room and the entire corresponding length of northern verandah was enclosed. The french doors opening out onto this verandah were removed and replaced with timber-framed sliding doors with large single lights. The interior spaces were lined with fibrous-cement sheeting, but the original timber linings were retained beneath this. Other changes to the house made by Patrick and Joie Dwyer include later linings to other rooms in the house; the enclosure of part of the western verandah on the north-south wing as a laundry; the enclosure of the north-east corner of the verandahs as an office; and the insertion of an ensuite in one of the bedrooms.5

Family

Martha Turner b. 31 Aug 1828, d. 19 Jan 1905
Child 1.Fassifern Kent b. 29 Jul 1857, d. 21 Aug 1918

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Feb 1874, DEATH OF WILLIAM KENT, JUNIOR, ESQ. On the morning of yesterday (Friday, the 6th of February), even the most unobservant stranger must have been struck by the unwonted air of seriousness which marked the aspect and demeanor of the inhabitants of Toowoomba ; for news had just reached them that as noble and generous a heart as ever throbbed in human bosom had ceased to beat. It is not too much for us to say that the name of William Kent was associated with all that was noble, manly, and true. The loss to this district is almost irreparable, so wide spread were his bounties, so exhaustless were his efforts to effect social and material improvements. With him charity was a labor, indeed, of love; with no benevolent movement was he unconnected, and yet rarely did his name appear conspicuous, for his offerings on the shrine of mercy were as unostentatious as they were effectual. The deceased gentleman was born in Warwick (England), and in his boyhood went to sea. He served with credit and distinction in this service until he attained the age of twenty-eight, about which time he visited Australia. In the year 1851 he purchased the Fassifern Station, and after a few years, in conjunction with Mr E. Wienholt, assumed the proprietorship of Rosalie Plains. The firm prospered, and in 1863 they became the purchasers of the princely estate of Jondaryan. Mr Kent did not reside at the station, but he was ever esteemed by his servants as a most liberal, kind, and warm-hearted employer. As the 'Squire of Euston' — his late residence — he was regarded by the residents of Drayton and Toowoomba as a friend, a neighbor, in its truest sense, and as one that at all times maintained the character as a thorough English gentleman.6

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "indexed as William Kent JUNIOR."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Moreton Bay Courier (Brisbane, Qld), 25 Mar 1854, p2.
  4. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://environment.ehp.qld.gov.au/heritage-register/detail/…
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld), 7 Feb 1874, p3.
Last Edited10 Jun 2016

Fassifern Kent

M, #13884, b. 29 Jul 1857, d. 21 Aug 1918
Father*William Kent b. 1823, d. 6 Feb 1874
Mother*Martha Turner b. 31 Aug 1828, d. 19 Jan 1905
Birth*29 Jul 1857 Fassifern, QLD, Australia. 
Death*21 Aug 1918 Gayndah, QLD, Australia. 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Oct 1918, Kent, Fassifern (1857–1918)
    The late Fassifern Kent, who died at Gayndah on 21st August, was the second son of the late William Kent, of Jondaryan, Q., and was born at Fassifern on 29th July, 1857. His education began at Warwick, and later on he was at Bathurst (N.S.W.), Tasmania, and Wesley College. He spent his younger days at Euston, Toowoomba, and afterwards at Elystan, Sydney, first going to the Burnett District Queensland, in 1870, and spending a couple of years with his elder brother, William Kent, at Dalgangal. He visited England in 1882, and in 1884 took the management of Degilbo Station for the firm of Kent and Wienholt, retaining that position for twenty-one years, when the property was taken over for closer settlement. He then took up a grazing farm between Gayndah and Mt. Perry. In 1892 he married the second daughter of Richard Lawrence Murray, of Maryborough, the issue being one son and two daughters; the son is now serving in the A.I.F. in France.
    The late Mr. Kent was a great athlete in his young days, winning trophies on the Sydney Cricket Ground for hurdles and pole jumping, and was also a good shot with the gun, for several seasons averaging a thousand quail a season. He was associated with the turf for thirty years, having won the Queensland Derby and three cups- the Prince of Wales Cup with Brise-des-Nuits in 1900, the Brisbane Cup (with gold cup presented by Francis Foy, of Sydney) with Curve in 1910, and the Queensland Derby and Cup with Signal Lamp in 1913.1

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - Pastoral Review, 16 October 1918, p 946.
Last Edited6 Jun 2016

Theresa Alice Casey

F, #13886, b. 15 Jun 1851, d. 13 Jan 1923
Father*Cornelius Gavin Casey b. 1811, d. 2 Aug 1896
Mother*Letitia Gardiner b. 1818, d. 1863
Probate (Will)* Theresa A Brodribb. Widow. Toorak. 13 Jan 1923. 187/214.1 
Married NameBrodribb. 
Birth*15 Jun 1851 TAS, Australia. 
Marriage*7 May 1874 Spouse: Kenric Edward Brodribb. St Andrew's Church, Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M1178.2
 
Marriage-Notice*9 May 1874BRODRIBB-CASEY. - On the 7th inst., at St. Andrew's Church, Brighton, by the Rev Samuel Taylor, assisted by the Rev. Horace Tucker, Kenric Edward Brodribb, son of William A. Brodribb, Esq., of Brighton, to Theresa Alice, youngest daughter of Cornelius Gavin Casey, Esq.3 
Widow7 Jul 1889Theresa Alice Casey became a widow upon the death of her husband Kenric Edward Brodribb
Death*13 Jan 1923 Monte Carlo, Monaco. 
Death-Notice*16 Jan 1923BRODRIBB. -On the 13th January, at Monte Carlo, Theresa Alice relict of the late Kenric E. Brodribb and sister of the late R. G. Casey (by Cable.)4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jan 1923, The cabled news of the death of Mrs. Kenric Brodribb at Monte Carlo came as a shock to many of her friends. Mrs. Brodribb and her daughters were among our best-known prominent society people, and were distinguished by sticking to their home in East Melbourne long after the many leading people who had once made their home there had moved Toorak wards. Before her marriage Mrs. Brodribb was a Miss Casey, sister of the late Mr. Richard Casey, and it will be a great shock to Mrs. Casey, who has just about reached England, to receive the news of her death. She was to have met Mrs. and the Misses Brodribb—who left for a European tour only a few months ago—in England.5

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1294; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 669.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 9 May 1874, p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jan 1923, p1.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 25 Jan 1923, p34.
Last Edited10 May 2017

Kenric Edward Brodribb

M, #13887, b. 9 Oct 1849, d. 7 Jul 1889
Birth*9 Oct 1849 
Marriage*7 May 1874 Spouse: Theresa Alice Casey. St Andrew's Church, Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M1178.1
 
Marriage-Notice*9 May 1874BRODRIBB-CASEY. - On the 7th inst., at St. Andrew's Church, Brighton, by the Rev Samuel Taylor, assisted by the Rev. Horace Tucker, Kenric Edward Brodribb, son of William A. Brodribb, Esq., of Brighton, to Theresa Alice, youngest daughter of Cornelius Gavin Casey, Esq.2 
Death*7 Jul 1889 NSW, Australia. 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Aug 1889, A Successful Speculator
    Application will be made in the Supreme Court, at Melbourne, to-day, for probate of the will of the late Mr. Kenric Edward Brodribb, formerly of Poolamacca Station, New South Wales, and late of Wellington-parade, East Melbourne. The testator, who was a son of the late Hon. W. A. Brodribb, M.L.C., of Sydney, died on the 7th July last, and the value of his Victorian property is estimated at £87,500—£15,000 realty and £72,500 personalty. He also leaves large property in New South Wales, mainly shares in Broken Hill mines. He is said to have held a fourteenth interest in the Proprietary Mine, worth nearly half a million. A life interest in the estate is bequeathed to his widow, Theresa Alice, with remainder to their children.3

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 9 May 1874, p1.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), Thu 1 Aug 1889, p5.
Last Edited10 May 2017

Letitia Caroline Casey

F, #13888, b. 1 Oct 1849
Father*Cornelius Gavin Casey b. 1811, d. 2 Aug 1896
Mother*Letitia Gardiner b. 1818, d. 1863
Married NamePeyton-Jones. 
Birth*1 Oct 1849 Launceston, TAS, Australia. 
Marriage*1874 Spouse: Peyton Jones. VIC, Australia, #M3720.1
 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited26 May 2016
 

NOTE

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