Edward Clinch

M, #14072, b. 14 Jan 1882, d. 31 May 1951
Birth*14 Jan 1882 Barkstead, VIC, Australia, #B466.1
Marriage*1908Spouse: Mary Cowan. VIC, Australia, #M203.1
 
Death*31 May 1951 Brisbane Parade, Warburton, VIC, Australia, #D19680 (Age 69) [par Thomas CLINCH & Mary Ann ANDERSON]
Buried at Wesburn 2 Jun 1951.1,2

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1912Warburton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Mary Clinch.3
bt 1925 - 1926Casey's Mill, Gembrook, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sawyer.4,5
bt 1928 - 1931Sloan's Sawmill, Gembrook, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: timber worker.6,7
1936The Lakes Golf Club, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.8

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Compiler: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies; Reference: M44.
  3. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  4. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  5. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  6. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  7. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  8. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
Last Edited20 Apr 2017

Jane Gordon Lamont1

F, #14095, b. 17 Jan 1822, d. 29 Apr 1916
Father*Alexander Lamont1
Mother*Margaret McDonald1
Married NameMonteith. 
Birth*17 Jan 1822 Braemar & Glengairn, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 
Marriage*4 Feb 1847Spouse: Henry Hodge Monteith. VIC, Australia, #M1979 & #M33707.2
 
Widow14 Oct 1903Jane Gordon Lamont became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Hodge Monteith.1 
Death*29 Apr 1916 Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.1 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, dennisjmclaughlin75.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited28 Jul 2016

Henry Hodge Monteith

M, #14096, b. 16 Jul 1822, d. 14 Oct 1903
Birth*16 Jul 1822 Glasgow, Scotland.1 
Marriage*4 Feb 1847Spouse: Jane Gordon Lamont. VIC, Australia, #M1979 & #M33707.2
 
Death*14 Oct 1903 Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.1 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, dennisjmclaughlin75.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited28 Jul 2016

Elizabeth Allan Duncan

F, #14097, b. 1868, d. 2 Nov 1941
Married NameSmith. 
Birth*1868 Daylesford, VIC, Australia, #B2147 [par George DUNCAN & Jane WARDROBE].1 
Marriage*1886Spouse: William John Smith. VIC, Australia, #M1604.1
 
Land-Note*1921 PAK-82.83.2 
Govt Gazette*10 Feb 1921The article reads: Register of Midwives - Smith, Elizabeth Allen, Reg# 790, "Pine Lodge", Beaconsfield, registered 25.1.1917, section 14(b.)3 
Govt Gazette14 Feb 1923The article reads: Register of Midwives - Smith, Elizabeth Allen, Reg# 790, Woods-street, Beaconsfield, registered 25.1.1917, section 14(b.)4 
Govt Gazette7 Mar 1924The article reads: Register of Midwives - Smith, Elizabeth Allen, Reg# 790, Woods-street, Beaconsfield, registered 25.1.1917, section 14(b.)5 
Widow25 Jun 1937Elizabeth Allan Duncan became a widow upon the death of her husband William John Smith.1 
Death*2 Nov 1941 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D11376 (Age 74) [par George DUNCAN & Jane WARDROP].6 
Death-Notice*3 Nov 1941SMITH. — On November 2, at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Nurse Elizabeth Allan Smith, widow of the late John Smith, loving mother of Sydney (deceased), Beatrice (Mrs. Grey), Annie (Mrs. Foley). Nellie (Mrs. Buckley, deceased), William, Ivy (Mrs. Maskell, deceased) and Robert, and loving grandma of Fred, Will, Nellie, Allan and Betty Grey, Ivy (deceased), Nellie and Jack Buckley, and Jessie and Viola Foley, aged 74 years.
SMITH.—Friends of the late Nurse ELIZABETH ALLAN SMITH are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Coburg Cemetery. The funeral will leave the Herbert King Memorial Chapel, 174 Lennox-street, Richmond. THIS DAY (Monday, November 3), at 2 p.m.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1915Konagaderrer House, Konagaderrer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse.8
1921Pine Lodge, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.9
bt 1924 - 1925Wood Street, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse.10,11
1936Finlay Street, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse.12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Jun 1905, WAS IT DESERTION? A Peculiar Charge.
    A man named William John Smith was charged on Monday with leaving his children without means of support. Messrs. Francis and Hester, J.'sP., were on the bench. Elizabeth Smith said the defendant was her husband. He had sent her no money for the children since April or May last year.
    Mr. Lamplugh, who appeared for Smith, said this was a peculiar charge, and the particulars of the case were interesting. The family originally lived in Gippsland, but Mrs. Smith came away from there with her father and the children, and left Smith there by himself. She had practically deserted him. Smith was only a labourer and could not send any money. It was hardly fair to ask him to keep up two establishments.
    Mrs. Smith said that when they were in Gippsland they were living on her father's farm. It was not paying, and it was sold on the understanding that her father was to start a business in town, and that they were to help him. She came away with her father, and they started a business in Hawthorn, but Smith did not come with them. The business was not successful and she had to do laundry work.
    Mr. Lamplugh said Smith had offered to take the children.
    Mrs. Smith : But I would not allow my children to go and live in a bark hut.
    Mr. Lamplugh : Smith had arranged to have the boys live with him and the girls were to go to his sister. He was clearing a selection, and had, moreover, been ill in the hospital, and he could not send any money.
    Mrs. Smith said they had been married for 19 years, and she had been working hard in Port Melbourne for four years, and her husband only sent her an odd pound. She had no preference for Melbourne, but could get more work here.
    Mr. Lamplugh: Smith was clearing a little farm at Yarragon, and he thought the boys could help him. He had a cabin with two rooms.
    The case was dismissed.13
  • 8 May 1919, Holiday Resorts. Etc. BEACONSFIELD (UPPER)
    Splendidly Furnished. House; 4 rooms; 60 Acres Grounds. Panoramic Views. Apply "Pine Lodge," Beaconsfield.14
  • 7 Jul 1922, Clearing Sale. "PINE LODGE." BEACONSFIELD (Off Telegraph-road).
    FRIDAY, JULY 14, At 1 p.m. sharp. JOHN F. STURKEN, Auctioneer, Berwick, has received instructions from Mrs. E. A. Smith to sell, as above, her Cattle, Horse, Implements and Furniture. Mrs. Smith is leaving the district, and everything is offered for absolute sale, with the exception of the property, particulars of which are given below.
    CATTLE—
    1 Milker, 1 Springer (due September), 2 Heifers (springing, due September), 2 Heifers (9 months).
    HORSE—
    1 3-year-old Gelding, by River Bells, broken saddle and harness, thoroughly quiet, and recommended.
    IMPLEMENTS—
    S.F. MB. Plough, 1 set 2-leaf Harrows, Scarifier, Swing Bars and Chains: also Crowbars, Shovels, Spades and Garden Tools.
    FURNITURE—
    Saddlebag Dining Suite, 9 pieces; Dining Table, Sideboard, Cupboard, small, Table Clock, Lino., Pictures, Leather Suite, 9 pieces, 5 Bedroom Suites, 4 Double Beds, 6 Single Beds, Mattresses and Pillows for all, Oak Bedroom Suite, 3 pieces, very good; Bedroom Linos., Bedroom Ware, Fenders and Irons, Linen Press, 2 Duchess Chests, Curtains, Rods and Poles for all rooms, Lamps, Hall Lino, and Hallstand. Kitchen Tables (2), Dresser, Saucepans, Kettles, all Crockery and Glassware, Tubs, etc., very good Copper and Stand. There are also Tools, Ornaments and sundries too numerous to mention, and about 25 PAIRS OF FOWLS.
    No reserve. Sale at 1 p.m. sharp. Terms Cash.
    Further particulars, JOHN F. STURKEN, Auctioneer, Berwick.
    THE PROPERTY consists of 40 acres, about one-half of which has been cleared. There is a very good flat, which will grow almost anything, while the hills are good orchard country. It is well fenced and subdivided and permanently watered. The improvements consist of a 7-roomed w.b house, also kitchen, bathroom and pantry, cowbails, stables and loose boxes, also feedroom. Insured for £600. The property has been well kept, and is in good order. Mrs. Smith purchased this through the War Service Homes Commission, to whom there exists a liability of about £550. The property was passed by the commission, and Mrs. Smith purchased for something over £700, and has spent a considerable amount on improvements since. ANY SUITABLE ELIGIBLE RETURNED SOLDIER may purchase this property by paying the amount which it realises over and above amount due to the Commission, and the balance will remain with the War Service Homes, repayable over a number of years. Any private person may buy, but the terms are cash. This proposition is a good one for any returned man seeking a home. He will obtain the benefit of Mrs. Smith's repayments. It is ideally situated, overlooking Port Phillip and all the surrounding hills. It stands alone as a bonny country home. Further particulars from the Auctioneer—JOHN F. STURKEN, Berwick.15

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1921-22 40 ac & House CA82+83 Pakenham.
  3. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "10 Feb 1921, p566."
  4. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "14 Feb 1923, p620."
  5. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "7 Mar 1924, p1009."
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth DAYLESFORD."
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 3 Nov 1941, p1.
  8. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915 "Sunbury District."
  9. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  10. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  11. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  12. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Standard (Port Melbourne, Vic), 3 Jun 1905, p3.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), Thu 8 May 1919, p30.
  15. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "7 Jul 1922."
Last Edited18 Apr 2018

Josephine Sarah Mounier

F, #14098, b. 1872, d. 28 Oct 1931
Father*Benjamin Mounier
Mother*Bridget Cahir b. 1835, d. 1905
Probate (Will)* Josephine S Cowcher. Married. Hawthorn. 28 Oct 1931. 248/884. Assets included: ...All those pieces of land containing 52 acres two roods or thereabouts being Crown Allotments 82, 83 and 84 Parish of Pakenham County of Mornington and being the land more particularly described in Certificates of Title Volume 1127 Folio 225400 and Volume 3499 Folio 699704 on which is erected a weatherboard house and outbuildings (sold by executors for £500 on 21/2/32). [Total value of assets £1868]1 
Married NameCowcher. 
Birth*1872 Melbourne, VIC, Australia.2,3 
Marriage*1900Spouse: James Joseph Cowcher. VIC, Australia, #M5136.4
 
Land-UBeac*11 Dec 1923 PAK-82. Transfer from William Henry Rivett to Josephine Sarah Cowcher. 13a 0r 10p.5,6 
Land-Note*21 Feb 1924 PAK-83.84: Creation of Easement to State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.7 
Death*28 Oct 1931 St Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #D14007 (Age 59) [par Benjamin MOUNIER & Bridget CAHER].4 
Death-Notice*31 Oct 1931COWCHER.—On the 28th October, at St Vincent's Hospital, Josephine Sarah, the dearly beloved wife of James Joseph Cowcher, of 151 Church street, Hawthorn, and loving mother of James, Patrick, Vera, Frank, and Josephine, aged 59 years. —R.I.P.
COWCHER.—On the 28th October, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Josephine Sarah Cowcher, the dearly loved sister of Mary Dineley, and loving aunt of Eugenie, aged 59 years. —R.I.P.8 
Land-Note6 Oct 1932 PAK-83.84: Josephine Sarah Cowcher died on 28 October 1931. Probate of her will has been granted to Patrick John Cowcher of Myrtleford Clerk and James Joseph Cowcher of Officer Carpenter.9 
Land-UBeac*6 Oct 1932 PAK-82.83.84. Transfer from Josephine Sarah Cowcher to Hugh Wakefiled Vernon Nevins. 52a 2r 24p.10,11 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2325; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 873.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Birth not registered in VIC."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M5136/1900."
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-400 - Josephine Sarah Cowcher of 93 Dundas Place Albert Park Confectioner.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1922-3 per 13.3.1923 Cowcher N35 poss 84+83
    1923-4 Cowcher Josephine Sarah 53 ac 82.83.84 N40 - sold 4 Apr 1932.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3499-704 - Creation of Easement to State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Oct 1931, page 15
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4423402
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3499-704 - Josephine Sarah Cowcher died on 28 October 1931. Probate of her will has been granted to Patrick John Cowcher of Myrtleford Clerk and James Joseph Cowcher of Officer Carpenter.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3499-704 + C/T 1127-400 - Hugh Wakefield Vernon Nevins of Carlingford Street Elsternwick Clerk - C/T 5810-991.
  11. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 31/32 Nevins HWV of 16 Carlingford Street Elsternwick 53 a 82.83.84 N36
    32/33 per 10/6/33 Beaconsfield N36
    33/34 52a House N36
    34/35 now N30.
Last Edited2 Aug 2017

James Joseph Cowcher

M, #14099, b. 1875, d. 13 Jun 1935
Birth*1875 
Marriage*1900Spouse: Josephine Sarah Mounier. VIC, Australia, #M5136.1
 
Widower28 Oct 1931James Joseph Cowcher became a widower upon the death of his wife Josephine Sarah Mounier.1 
Death*13 Jun 1935 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D4808 (Age 60) [par John Robert COWCHER & Maria WALSH].1 
Death-Notice*14 Jun 1935COWCHER. — On the 13th June, James Joseph, beloved husband of the late Josephine; loving father of James, Patrick, Mary, Francis and Josephine, beloved brother of Marie, aged 61 years. Private interment. R.I.P.2 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Mar 1933, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. The local Bush Fire Brigade got their first call last Monday afternoon, when they were summoned to “Pine Lodge,” Mr. J. Coucher’s property at Quamby. When they arrived, they found that Mr. Bert Luke, one of the brigade officers, had organised the local residents, and had held the fire in check. After half an hour’s work the fire was put out, and not much damage was done. About five o’clock the brigade was out again, a fire having started in Mrs. Brown’s property, and threatened to wipe out the township. For about an hour over forty men fought hard to prevent the fire from crossing the main road. Their efforts were successful, although the fire had crossed the road in two or three places it was put out before it had time to get a good start. Fortunately the wind changed, and then the danger was past. The brigade kept a man on watch during the night to give the alarm if the fire started again. A quantity of fencing was destroyed, and all the sheds belonging, to Mrs. Brown were burned, and her house had a narrow escape.3

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age Fri 14 Jun 1935, page 1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204348850
  3. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "9 Mar 1933, p4."
Last Edited4 Aug 2016