David Jones

M, #14943
Land-Note*15 Mar 1911 GEM-E-9: Mortgagee: David Jones David Egryn Jones. Discharged 15 Feb 1914. Mortgagor was Henry Edwin Dixon.1 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - Mortgage No 291348 - discharged 15 Feb 1914.
Last Edited13 Jan 2018

David Egryn Jones

M, #14945, b. 23 Nov 1851, d. 16 Oct 1935
Birth*23 Nov 1851 Talygarreg, Llangelynnin Nr Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales.1,2 
Marriage*4 Jul 1893 Spouse: Emma Constance Stone. Alma Road Congregational Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M4801.3
 
Marriage-Notice*29 Jul 1893JONES–STONE.—On the 4th inst., at the Alma-road Congregational Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. E. Harrison, cousin of the bride, D. Egryn Jones, M.D., to E. Constance Stone, M.D.4 
WidowerDec 1902David Egryn Jones became a widower upon the death of his wife Emma Constance Stone.3 
Marriage*24 Apr 1906 Spouse: Charlotte Elizabeth Atchison. VIC, Australia, #M2212.5
 
Marriage-Notice*5 May 1906JONES—ATCHISON. —On the 24th April, 1906, at All Saints Church, St. Kilda, Dr. D. Egryn Jones to Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. J. D. Atchison, of St. Kilda.6 
(Mortgagee) Land-Note15 Mar 1911 GEM-E-9: Mortgagee: David Jones David Egryn Jones. Discharged 15 Feb 1914. Mortgagor was Henry Edwin Dixon.7 
Widower3 Dec 1930David Egryn Jones became a widower upon the death of his wife Charlotte Elizabeth Atchison.3 
Marriage* Spouse: Caroline Anne Westerway. TAS, Australia.
 
Death*16 Oct 1935 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D9298 (Age 83) [par John JONES & Elizabeth EVANS].3 
Death-Notice17 Oct 1935JONES.—The Friends of the late Rev. Dr. DAVID EGRYN JONES are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave 68 Alma-road, St. Kilda, THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON, 17th October, at 2.30 p.m., for the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. - A service will be conducted by Rev. R. C. Roberts, commencing at 2 o'clock.8 
Death-Notice*23 Oct 1935JONES.—On October 16, at 68 Alma Road, St. Kilda, the Rev. David Egryn Jones, M.D., beloved husband of Caroline Anne, of Westerway, Tasmania.9 
Residence*1936 Westerway, TAS, Australia, listed in directory as medical practitioner.10 
Anecdote*The Life of Constance Stone - Australia's First Woman Doctor 4.12.1856 to 9.12.1902 by Wendy Macdonald, MBBS
I consider it a privilege to give this inaugural Constance Stone Memorial Lecture and it seems only fitting that the I subject should be the life of Constance herself.
In 1854 a young English couple migrated to Hobart. William Stone was an organ maker by trade and his wife Betsy had worked as a governess in England. At that time Australia was in the grip of the gold rush and people were flooding on to the gold fields of Victoria from all over the world, however the Stones had not come to look for gold or they would have gone to Victoria and not Tasmania. At that time the ability to sing and play a musical instrument was part of the social equipment of every young lady and organ building would have been at the top end of the business of providing musical instruments for churches and homes.
The Stones had six children, four boys and two girls. The first child, Constance, was born shortly before Christmas in 1856, next came a boy, William, then another daughter Clara, then three more boys. The family lived in Hobart for eighteen years and when the children were teenagers the family decided to move to Melbourne. At the time, thanks to the effects of the goldrush, Melbourne was marvelous Melbourne, the most exciting city in Australia. It was about to be engulfed by an enormous boom in property, railways and buildings of all kinds. William Stone set up his workshop in Patterson Street, Saint Kilda which was then a pleasant seaside suburb. The family home was in what is now Middle Park. William, the eldest boy went into his father's business for a time, and then made a name for himself working in the railways and in electric power, and later in the new field of X-ray technology.
Constance followed her mother's example and taught school in the Stone's home while she and Clara attended art classes at the National Gallery school. In 1882 when Constance was 26 she met a young Welsh clergyman who had emigrated to Australia for his health. On his arrival, he obtained a post at the Collins Street Independent Church. David Egryn Jones was a fiery preacher and it was through this that he met the Stone family. At this time, perhaps for reasons connected with his own health, Egryn Jones decided that it would be a good thing if he could minister to the bodies as well as the souls of his congregation and he decided to study medicine. Constance Stone decided to study medicine too.
We do not know just how she first evolved this astonishing idea. Perhaps it had been developing for some time although there was nothing in her family background to suggest it and at the time it was a most outlandish, almost an offensive ambition for a young woman.
Victorian prudery was at its height. Bulls were referred to as gentlemen cows and pianos had their legs covered. Knowledge of her own anatomy was considered almost shocking for a young woman. Perhaps Egryn Jones' decision fired Constance, but whatever the cause she made the choice and prepared to follow it through.
For Egryn Jones to study medicine was relatively easy. Melbourne University was founded in 1853 and its medical school opened in 1863. Egryn Jones could study there. The university was
open to women too. In 1879 women students were admitted to matriculation and to all courses - but medicine. Constance therefore had to go abroad to study and in 1884 she left Australia for America and enrolled in the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. This institution had been founded in 1850 and was the first medical school for women in the English-speaking world. The following year David Egryn Jones came to Philadelphia also. In 1887 Constance graduated. For a time after that she worked in a New York hospital and she then went to Toronto because Canada could provide her with a British qualification, whereas an American qualification might not be accepted in Australia.
In Toronto she graduated MD CM with first class honours. David Egryn Jones, who had also come to Toronto for the same reason, qualified in the same year. Constance then went to London and in 1888 she became a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries which was the only British qualification open to women at the time. The dates concerned seem rather close together but I assume that as a graduate Constance may have been able to sit her examination without having to do the full course of lectures. The Society of Apothecaries was an interesting body. It had descended from the grocers in much the same way as the surgeons have descended from the barbers and occupied a position half way between druggists or dispensing chemists and physicians. In 1868 it was described as 'an inferior branch of the medical profession' but its members were legally entitled to attend the sick, diagnose and prescribe for them and to compound and administer medicines. They were not however, allowed to charge for both services but only for either the medicine or the attendance.
In London Constance worked at the New London Hospital for Women which had been founded about seventeen years earlier by Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, an English pioneer woman doctor. This was an institution for women and was staffed entirely by women. It had out-grown its original site and needed larger buildings. Constance Constance Stone would have been aware of all the discussions and decisions which this involved.
In 1889 Constance left England and returned to Australia and in February 1890 she became the first woman to be registered as a medical practitioner in this country. She was written up by the magazine Table Talk, which gave her a most favourable press. It described her as being of medium height with a trim figure, dark hair and eyes. She was later described as an efficient practitioner and ultra-conservative in her views. Presumably this meant medical views because it is impossible to see how a woman with her ideas could be described as ultra-conservative. He ideas on education and women's suffrage were progressive to the point of radicalism. While Constance was away the walls of Melbourne University had been breached and her younger sister Clara and six other women were studying medicine. Clara and Margaret Whyte graduated in 1891 and in that year also David Egryn Jones, now a member of the College of Surgeons, returned to Australia.
In the five years that Constance had been away conditions in Melbourne had changed dramatically. Not only were women admitted to medicine but the land boom had burst. Banks and companies had gone broke. Property values had collapsed. Bankrupt financiers were nearly as common as they are now. Thousands were out of work and there were no social services to provide for them.
Constance began practice in Collins Street and she and her sister Clara also went to work at the Free Medical Mission in Collingwood, a charitable service run by an Irishman, Dr. John Singleton. Constance also became an honorary medical officer at a girls home. Medicine was not her only interest. Her struggles to qualify and the difficulty she had found in being accepted made her a firm advocate of improved education and votes for women, both of which were hot topics at the time.
In 1892 Constance and David Egryn Jones became engaged and in 1893 they married. David Jones was appointed pastor of the Welsh church in Latrobe Street, a position which he held for many years. At first the couple lived in [179] Gipps Street East Melbourne and they shared professional rooms in Collins Street. About 18 months after her marriage, on March 22, 1895 Constance invited Victoria's new women doctors to a meeting at her home. She realized that the women doctors needed to support each other if they were to make headway against the wall of male resistance. At this meeting they formed themselves into a society for the purpose of mutual professional support. This was the first meeting of the Medical Women's Society and Constance was its first president. In the meantime Dr. Singleton had died and the clinic at Collingwood was carried on by his three sons none of whom was medically trained. Constance and Clara did not like the change of management and resigned, but Constance Stone continued to provide a similar service one day a week at St. David's Hall behind the Welsh Church.
On Sept 5, 1896 the Medical Women's Society met again. They all knew from bitter experience that it was not enough to qualify. Women might, like Margaret Whyte, have done brilliantly, or be at the top of the list like the Greig sisters, but they could not get jobs. What to do? Should they continue to fight the hospitals and try to establish themselves there, or should they follow the English model and set up a facility for themselves. After a great deal of anxious discussion they chose to go out on their own. They had no money and no general acceptance. But they were motivated by that splendid Australian principle, 'Have a go!'
David Egryn Jones persuaded the Welsh Church to let them use St. David's Hall three days a week and there they opened the outpatient department of the grandly named Victoria Hospital. This name was chosen, not in honour of Queen Victoria but because it was intended to serve the whole state. The Society of Apothecaries must have been proud of its licentiate because she certainly needed all her dispensing skills. At the Victoria Hospital there were no toilets and no taps. The women doctors made up all the medicines they prescribed and washed the bottles too. There were no inpatient beds. Cash flow consisted of patient contributions which were dropped into a saucer on a table. The venture was a rousing success. Women and children flocked to the new clinic. Here at last were kindly welleducated members of their own sex who were ready, willing and able to help them.
In 1897 Queen Victoria had been on the throne for 60 years and great celebrations were in train for her golden jubilee. The women doctors felt confident enough to go ahead with the next step of their plan. They began to raise money to buy an empty building, formerly the Governesses Institute. A committee of helpers and fund-raisers was appointed, headed by Mrs. Annette Bear-Crawford. Coles Book Arcade, of Coles Funny Picture Book fame, agreed to act as campaign headquarters and the Queens Shilling Fund was launched. Every woman in Victoria was asked to contribute a shilling towards what was now to be called the Queen Victoria Hospital. The fund soon raised £3,000. The Governesses Institute was bough and renovated. It had eight in-patient beds, an operating theatre and Melbourne's first ante-natal clinic. Melbourne's other hospitals, the Melbourne, the Alfred and the Homeopathic (later Prince Henrys) must have shivered in their shoes. As all the women doctors were young and relatively inexperienced, a panel of male consultants was set up to advise on difficult situations.
In July 1899 the Queen Victoria Hospital was opened with much fanfare by Lady Brassey, the wife of the then governor, and one week later Constance gave birth to a daughter. Two years later, in 1901, another of her ambitions was Constance Stone realized. Women achieved the vote. The progress of the new hospital exceeded all expectations but Constance had contracted tuberculosis and her health failed rapidly. In December 1902 she died, just a month after her 46th birthday.
William Stone and Betsy, David Egryn Jones and Constance are buried beside each other in Kew cemetery. There is a handsome polished granite monument to Constance the inscription of which reads:
The Pioneer Woman Physician of Australasia
A Gentle Wife And Mother
A Skilful And Beloved Physician
Servant Of God. Well Done.
Constance's daughter Bronwen was left motherless, but David Jones married again, a lady named Charlotte. In 1923 Bronwen graduated MBBS and in 1928 she was a member of the staff of the Queen Victoria Hospital. In 1935 she went to England where she married and practised medicine in Cambridgeshire. Mr. Evan Hughes, my informant, met Bronwen when she was a teenager and greatly admired her long, auburn hair, which seems to have been a family trait.
David Jones liked fishing and shooting and made trips to Tasmania. There he met his third wife, a lady called Westaway. Clara Stone, Constance's sister, did not marry and lived into her nineties.
Text of the speech made to the Victorian Medical Women's Society on the occasion of its centenary.
Photograph of Constance Stone courtesy of Delwyn Freestone.11
 

Grave

  • METH D 0054, Booroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Oct 1935, The death occurred yesterday of the Rev. Dr. David Egryn Jones at Alma road St Kilda. Dr Jones, who was on a visit from Tasmania, suffered a sudden illness. For more than 50 years Dr. Jones was a minister of the Welsh Church in Wales and in Australia. On a visit to London he studied medicine and after having obtained several degrees he returned to Melbourne and practised in Collins street. A powerful speaker and the possessor of a wide knowledge of the history of the Welsh Church he was a leading member of the church in Victoria. He was minister of the Melbourne Welsh Church on three different occasions and he was several times Moderator of the Assembly of the Welsh Church of Victoria, the Gymanfa. About seven years ago he retired from active ministry and for the last three years he had been living in Tasmania. His widow and a daughter (Dr. Bronwen Jones of London) survive him. The funeral will leave 68 Alma road St Kilda at 2.30 p.m. today for the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. A memorial service will be held at the Welsh Church, Latrobe street city at 7 p.m. on Sunday.13
  • 30 Mar 1936, NOTICE Is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, Probate Jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the WILL (dated 5th December, 1933), with the Codicil thereto (dated 8th May, 1933) of DAVID EGRYN JONES, late of Alma road, St Kilda, in the State ef Victoria, doctor of medicine, deceased, may be granted to THE BALLARAT TRUSTEES EXECUTORS, AND AGENCY COMPANY LIMITED, of Lydiard street, Ballarat, in the said State, the said company having been duly authorised by Caroline Annie Jones, of Westerway, in the State of Tasmania, widow, one of the substituted executrices named in the said codicil, to apply for and obtain such grant, leave being reserved to Constance Bronwen Bayley, the other substituted executrix named in the said codicil, to come in and prove the same as and when she should think fit, John Jones Griffiths, Edward Stanley Walker, and William Stone, the instituted executors named in and appointed by the said will, having renounced probate thereof. Dated this 30th day of March, 1936 WILLIAM CRAWFORD & TIERNAN, Chancery House, 440 Little Collins street, Melbourne, proctors for the applicants.14

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, rmstone9.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 29 Jul 1893, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8675490
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 5 May 1906, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10029617
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - Mortgage No 291348 - discharged 15 Feb 1914.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 17 Oct 1935, p1.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), Wed 23 Oct 1935, p1.
  10. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Description and Year: Tasmania PO Directory (Wise) 1936.
  11. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://emhs.org.au/system/files/catalogue/pdf_files/…
  12. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Oct 1935, p10.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 30 Mar 1936, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11024396
Last Edited18 Jan 2018

Jane McFarland

F, #14946, b. 1850, d. 5 Nov 1897
Married NameWebb. 
Birth*1850 Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland.1 
Marriage*15 Mar 1877 Spouse: John Holden Webb. Hotham-street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4644.2
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Mar 1877WEBB — McFARLAND —On the 15th inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, Hotham-street, East Melbourne, by the Rev. Dr. Cairns, John Holden Webb, surgeon, Powlett-street, East Melbourne, to Jane, younger daughter of Patrick McFarland.3 
Death*5 Nov 1897 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D13642 (Age 45) [par Pat McFARLAND & Rebecca McCREA].2 

Grave

  • Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, John McFARLAND/ late Judge of the County Court d 6 Apr 1884/ also Patrick McFARLAND/ Fa of above/ d 8 Feb 1887/ 83y/ & of Rebecca/ wf of Patrick McFARLAND/ d 12 Jun 1889/ 83y/ also
    Jane/ youngest dau of the above (wf of Dr. John WEBB)/ d 5 Nov 1897/ 47y/ John Holden WEBB/ b 13 Mar 1845/ d 10 Dec 1908/ & his dau Jeannie Holden POOLMAN / b 19 Jun 1879/ d 1 Sep 1960.4

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ausjan74.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Mar 1877, p1.
  4. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    422-424 435-437.
Last Edited28 Sep 2016

Mabel Sharman Crawford Skilling1

F, #14949, b. 1867, d. 25 Apr 1958
Married NameBrowne.1 
Birth*1867 Maidstone, VIC, Australia, #B14914 [par Thomas SKILLING & Louisa CLARKE].2,3 
Marriage*16 Nov 1893 Spouse: Henry Maxwell Browne. St Thomas', Essendon, VIC, Australia, #M5409.4
 
Marriage-Notice*18 Nov 1893BROWN-SKILLING. The wedding of Miss Mabel Skilling, third daughter of Mr. Thomas Skilling, "Ardfry," Moonee Ponds, was celebrated on Thursday, November 16, at St. Thomas', Essendon, by the incumbent, the Rev. Digby M. Berry. The bridegroom was Mr. H. M. Brown, third son of Mr. E. E. Brown of Moonee Ponds. The bride's two sisters, Misses Jeannie and Rose Skilling, waited upon her. Mr. C. Kennedy acted as best man, and the groomsman was Mr. Thomas. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a travelling gown of navy blue silk; hat of fawn straw with pale blue bows and forget-me-nots; she wore an amethyst brooch as the bridegroom's gift, and carried a Countess of Hopetoon shower bouquet. The bridesmaids looked well in cream muslin with gold zouaves ; their brown hats were trimmed with cream and gold, and they carried posies of yellow roses. The bride groom's gifts were gold rings, Mrs. Skilling was in black brocade with jet bonnet nicely finished with pale green. Mrs. Lewis Clarke, the brides sister, wore a costume of black canvas cloth with pink silk blouse, and hat of sunburnt straw with wreath of pink roses. The "Wedding March" was played by the bridegroom's brother, Mr. Percy Brown. After the ceremony a reception was held at " Ardfry," when the friends of the young couple offered their congratulations.5 
Widow22 Mar 1940Mabel Sharman Crawford Skilling became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Maxwell Browne.1 
Death*25 Apr 1958 Broadford, VIC, Australia, #D22133 (Age 90) [par Thomas SKILLING & Louisa CLARKE].1 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "Maidstone as birth place in marriage entry."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "reg Footscray."
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 18 Nov 1893, p35.
Last Edited2 Oct 2016

Alexander Elder Maxwell

M, #14950, b. 1853, d. 1938
Birth*1853 Scotland.1 
Marriage*1881 Spouse: Elizabeth Ann Kercheval. VIC, Australia.2, #M3920 (indexed Alexander Maxwell ELDER]
 
Note*1884 Elizabeth Ann Maxwell children born NZ 1884 + 1886, first child in Aus 1889. 
Land-UBeac*4 May 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Alexander Elder Maxwell. Transfer No 594092 - pt Lot 1?3 
Widower1 Mar 1910He became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Ann Kercheval.4 
Land-UBeac*22 Sep 1931 PAK-74 l/p 5014. Transfer from Alexander Elder Maxwell to Bertha Ada Berwick. Pt Lot 1?5 
Death*1938 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D5213 (Age 85) [par Alex Elder MASWELL & Ann MAXWELL].1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Aug 1920, TOBACCO EXPERIMENT. Farmer Sues Syndicate. In an action heard before Judge Moule in the Second County Court yesterday a farmer living at Bunyip named William James Paterson sought to recover from George Hill and Alexander Elder Maxwell, trading as the Victoria Tobacco Growing Syndicate, of Collins street, Melbourne, the sum of £400 as purchase money for a tobacco crop, in pursuance of an agreement in writing made on September 18, 1919. There was a contra account for £21 for fertiliser, making the net claim £379.
    Plaintiff stated that in August, 1919, he answered an advertisement in a Melbourne paper, and as a result the defendants, acting with a man named Lasor Dorin, sold to him 45 acres of land at Bunyip for £10 an acre, and agreed that if plaintiff planted 10 acres of the land with tobacco under the supervision of Dorin they would pay £400 for the crop for two successive seasons. Plaintiff went to Bunyip and prepared the land under the supervision of Dorin. He only received sufficient plants for four acres, and alleged that those plants were so unhealthy and mouldy that the crop from the four acres was a poor one. In May 1920, Dorin took delivery of the crop on behalf of defendants, but plaintiff was not paid any amount in respect of it The defence was that under the contract the plaintiff hail to plant 10 acres of land with tobacco before he would be entitled to £400. Plants had been supplied for 6½ acres, but plaintiff had only planted 3½ acres with them. Paterson had not devoted reasonable time to the care of the crop. Judge Moule gave a verdict for the plaintiff for £373/8/, with costs. Mr lan Macfarlan (instructed by Rostron, Roy, and Son) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Hotchin (instructed by Mr Bertwhistle) for the defendants.6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth SCOTLAND."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Alexander Elder Maxwell of No 3 Ellesmere Road Windsor Estate Agent - C/T 3343-441.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3343-441 - Bertha Ada Berwick of North Shore Married Woman.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Aug 1920, p5.
Last Edited3 Nov 2018

Samuel Barnett

M, #14951, b. 1855, d. 26 Aug 1928
Birth*1855 
Marriage*Sep 1883 Spouse: Kate Belbin. St George Hannover Square, London, England, Sep Q [St. Geo. H. Sq.] 1a 772.1
 
Land-UBeac*4 May 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014 594093. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Samuel Barnett.2 
Land-UBeac24 Sep 1918 PAK-74 l/p 5014 866073. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Samuel Barnett. Part lot 1.3 
Death*26 Aug 1928 Hounslow, London, England, Sep Q [Brentwood] (Age 73) 3a 94.1 
Death-Notice*1 Sep 1928BARNETT.—[By cable] On the 26th August, at Hounslow, London, Samuel, the dearly beloved husband of Kate, and devoted father of Fred and Mabel, aged 73 years. Resting.4 
Land-Note*2 Sep 1929 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part) 594093 + 866073: Samuel Barnett died on 26 Aug 1928. Probate has been granted to Thomas Frederick Barnett of 277 Dandenong Road Carpenter and Florence Mabel Gamble of 16 Hilda Street Married Woman both of East Malvern.5 
Land-UBeac*2 Sep 1929 PAK-74 l/p 5014 866073. Transfer from Samuel Barnett to Walter Samuel Hercules Gamble. Part lot 1.6 
Land-UBeac*29 Apr 1933 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part) 594093 + 866073. Transfer from Samuel Barnett to Alexander Dale Edwards.7 

Family

Kate Belbin b. Mar 1861, d. 23 Jul 1932
Children 1.Florence Mabel Barnett b. 1886, d. 6 Jul 1943
 2.Thomas Frederick Barnett+ b. 1887, d. 9 Nov 1960

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Samuel Barnett of Derby Road Caulfield Contractor - Transfer 594093 - C/T 3343-442.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 866073 - Samuel Barnett of Derby Road Caulfield Builder - C/T 4161-046.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Sep 1928, p13.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3343-442 - Samuel Barnett died on 26 Aug 1928. Probate has been granted to Thomas Frederick Barnett of 277 Dandenong Road Carpenter and Florence Mabel Gamble of 16 Hilda Street Married Woman both of East Malvern.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4161-046 - Walter Samuel Hercules Gamble of 16 Hilda Street East Malvern Engineer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3343-442 - Alexander Dale Edwards of "Morella" Warrandyte an infant who attained the age of 18 years on 4th October 1932 is now the proprietor.
Last Edited15 Feb 2018

Kate Belbin

F, #14952, b. Mar 1861, d. 23 Jul 1932
Married NameBarnett. 
Birth*Mar 1861 Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, Mar Q [Sharftesbury] 5a 230 (mother STONE.)1 
Baptism3 Dec 1863Kate Belbin was baptized on 3 Dec 1863 at Shaftesbury, Dorset, England; baptised together with her sister Ellen BELBIN (born Mar Q 1863) - father a tailor [par Thomas & Susan].2 
Marriage*Sep 1883 Spouse: Samuel Barnett. St George Hannover Square, London, England, Sep Q [St. Geo. H. Sq.] 1a 772.3
 
Widow26 Aug 1928Kate Belbin became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Barnett.3 
Death*23 Jul 1932 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D9746 (Age 71) [par Thomas BELKIN & Sarah STONE].4 
Death-Notice*25 Jul 1932BARNETT. -On the 23rd July, at 16 Hilda street, East Malvern, Kate, widow of the late Samuel Barnett, and devoted mother of Fred and Mabel, aged 71year's. -Resting. (Privately interred.)5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Thomas BELBIN - Tailor, St James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, EnglandAge 7 weeks (with parents Thomas & Susan BELBIN & 2 older sisters)6
2 Apr 1871Mary NEAL - Waistcoat Maker, 90 Hart Street, Westminster, London, EnglandAge 10 - Servant (parents living at 8 Brown Street Westminster)7
3 Apr 1881Emily FORD - Income from landed property (born Australia), 26 Macfarlane Road, Hammersmith, London, EnglandAge 21 - Domestic Servant8

Family

Samuel Barnett b. 1855, d. 26 Aug 1928
Children 1.Florence Mabel Barnett b. 1886, d. 6 Jul 1943
 2.Thomas Frederick Barnett+ b. 1887, d. 9 Nov 1960

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Dorset, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 for Kate Belbin
    Shaftesbury, St James.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 25 Jul 1932, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4464605
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 1325; Folio: 62; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542796."
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 94; Folio: 61; Page: 27; GSU roll: 824587."
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 63; Folio: 13; Page: 20; GSU roll: 1341014."
Last Edited15 Feb 2018

James Nicholas Buzolich

M, #14953, b. 1874, d. 1 Oct 1926
James N BUZOLICH
(Table Talk, 13 Jun 1912)
Birth*1874 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B8780.1 
Marriage*11 Apr 1901 Spouse: Bertha Annie Freeman. Ascotvale, VIC, Australia, #M3486.2
 
Marriage-Notice*18 May 1901BUZOLICH-FREEMAN.—On the 11th April, at "Woolahra," Charles street, Ascotvale, by the Rev. Macrae Stewart, James Nicolo, youngest son of the late Antonio Buzolich and Mrs. Janet Buzolich, Ascotvale, to Bertha Annie, third daughter of Alfred Clark Freeman, Esq., Ascotvale. No cards.3 
Land-UBeac*24 Jul 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014 600246. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to James Nicholas Buzolich.4 
Land-UBeac19 Jun 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 946673. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to James Nicholas Buzolich.5 
Death*1 Oct 1926 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D12817 (Age 52) [par Antonio BUZOLICH & Janet BELL].6 
Death-Notice*2 Oct 1926BUZOLICH.—On the 1st October (suddenly), at his residence, 55 South road, Brighton Beach, James Nicholas, dearly loved husband of Bertha, and loving father of Ron and Keith, aged 52 years.
BUZOLICH.—The Friends of the late Mr. JAMES NICHOLAS BUZOLICH are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, leaving his residence, 55 South road, Brighton Beach, THIS DAY (Saturday, the 2nd October) at 2.30 p.m., arriving at the cemetery gates at 3.30.7 
Land-Note*2 Feb 1927 PAK-74 l/p 5014: James Nicolas Buzolich (herein called James Nicholas Buzolich) died on 1st October 1926. Probate has been granted to Bertha Buzolich of 55 South Road Brighton Widow.8 
Land-UBeac*2 Oct 1947 PAK-74 l/p 5014 600246 + 946673. Transfer from James Nicholas Buzolich to Edith Emily Watkins.9 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Jun 1912, MR. JAMES N. BUZOLICH.
    Mr James N. Buzolich, the subject of our illustration on this page, has had an interesting record as a well-known and popular business man. In the past 22 years he has been associated with Howard Smith and Co. Ltd. and their predecessors, and he has just severed the connection to take up a responsible position with the progressive firm of Nestle and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co., whose Australasian headquarters are in Sydney. Leaving the Essendon College in 1890, young Buzolich shortly afterwards became attached to the firm of Wm. Howard Smith and Sons, under the directorship of Mr. E. E. Smith (now the Hon. E. E. Smith, M.L.C.), one of his earliest experiences being the strenuous maritime strike of 1893. He was after a time promoted to the control of the customs department of the company and attended to that for some years. With some others in the shipping world he made several practical suggestions to the late C. G. Kingston which were embodied in the present Customs Act of the Commonwealth.
    Afterwards he specialised in advertising; a number of his productions as an advertising expert were very effective, and were specially recognised by the company. The admirable Handbook of Australia, issued in 1905 by the Howard Smith Company, was compiled and supervised by Mr. Buzolich, who had the able assistance of Mr. Donald McDonald, of the "Argus," in the editing of same. The work was a huge success and established a record for shipping-handbooks. Later, he had the compiling of the freights and the cargo business in his charge, and was subsequently offered a responsible position to represent the company in South Africa, afterwards managing the company's business in West Australia and occupying some important positions in shipping circles. Returning to Melbourne for a short holiday, the company gave him the appointment of traffic manager, the duties of which he carried out most satisfactorily up to the time of his retirement.
    Prior to Mr. Buzolich leaving Melbourne to take up his new position in Sydney, a number of the commercial men of the city joined in a farewell gathering at Scott's Hotel and presented him with a purse of sovereigns as a mark of esteem, one and all expressing their regret at the severance of his connection with the mercantile and shipping interests, and referring to the courtesy, geniality, tact and ability he had always displayed in his dealings with the merchants of Melbourne and other capitals. The Howard Smith Co. Ltd. and the staff marked their good-will by a handsome present and best wishes for his future success with the Nestle Co.
    Mr. Buzolich has been prominently identified with cricket as a player and worker for the League and Association, and also with the West Australian Cricket Association. During his connection with those bodies he has been on the committee, as well as an executive officer and captain of various elevens, and his batting performances have been very good. As a contributor to the press, his work has been very valuable to the company and to the sporting public, and as a citizen he is held in general esteem by his friends and acquaintances. We wish him the best of success in his new sphere and regret such an able man leaving the shipping world.10
  • 15 Apr 1921, LAND FOR SOLDIERS’ HOMES. ACTION AGAINST COMMONWEALTH.
    William Aitken and James Nicholas Buzolich, on Thursday, in Melbourne, claimed £31,816 from the Commonwealth Government for land compulsorily resumed for the purposes of the War Service Homes Act. The action was heard by Mr. Justice Schutt, who was asked to determine the value of the land. Aitken and Buzolich stated that the land comprised 67 acres 1 rood 37 perches, being portion of a property known as Castlefield Estate, Brighton. They were the registered owners of this land, as the trustees of the will of Lucy Smith, deceased. On November 12, 1919. The Commonwealth compulsorily acquired the property, and on March 9, 1920, a claim for £30,366, as the value of the land, and £1460 for severance and depreciation, was made. In satisfaction of this claim the Commonwealth Government on August, 1920, offered £17,000, which Aitken and Buzolich refused. The case is part heard.11
  • 24 May 1921, WAR SERVICE HOMES. LAW CASE OVER RESUMED LAND. MELBOURNE, Monday,—Wm. Aitken and James Nicholas Buzolich, as trustee of the estate of the late Lucy Smith, were awarded £19,000 to-day by Mr. Justice Schutt for land compulsorily resumed by the Commonwealth Government at Brighton for the purposes of the War Service Homes Act.
    The amount claimed by the trustees was £31,816, and the Commonwealth offered £17,000. The area of the land was 67 acres 8 roods 37 perches, being a portion of a property known as the Castlefield estate.
    Costs of the action were awarded against the Government.12
  • 9 Aug 1921, Subscriptions to Loan. Subscriptions of £1000 and over to the Diggers' loan were lodged at the Commonwealth Bank yesterday as follow: — William Aitken and J. N. Buzolich, £5000.13
  • 2 Oct 1926, Mr James N. Buzolich, assistant manager of the Nestle and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co. (Melbourne branch) died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his residence in South-road, Brighton Beach. Mr. Buzolich was for fifteen years associated with the head office, Sydney, and the Melbourne branch, and was formerly for many years with Howard Smith Limited as traffic manager. He was also a director of other companies. He leaves a widow and two sons. The funeral will leave his late residence at 2.30 p.m. to day for Melbourne General Cemetery.14
  • 9 Oct 1926, DEATH OF JAMES N. BUZOLICH.
    Although less known as a cricketer than F. Vaughan, the death of J. N. Buzolich, came as a shock to his many friends and to his old Essendon club mates. For his efforts on behalf of Essendon he was made a life member. He leaves a widow and two sons, and was also buried on Saturday afternoon.15
  • 1 Nov 1926, James Nicolas Buzolich, formerly of "Claremont," corner of Were and Moffat streets, but late of South-road, Brighton, assistant manager, who died on 1st October, left will dated 30th April 1923, real estate valued at £1951 and personal property valued at £985 to his widow.16

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "James born Melb South, Bertha born Port Fairy."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 18 May 1901, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10551150
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 600246 - James Nicholas Buzolich of No 25 South Street Ascot Vale Shipping Manager - C/T 3355-997.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 946673 - James Nicholas Buzolich of 25 Finch Street East Malvern Assistant Manager - C/T 4348-588.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 2 Oct 1926, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3812727
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3355-997 + C/T 4348-588 - James Nicolas Buzolich died on 1st October 1926. Probate has been granted to Bertha Buzolich of 55 South Road Brighton Widow.
  9. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "C/T 3355-997 + C/T 4348-588 - Edith Emily Watkins of 74 Dandenong Road Caulfield Married Woman."
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), Thu 13 Jun 1912, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146178790
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924), Fri 15 Apr 1921, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106597702
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), Tue 24 May 1921, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66648140
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Tue 9 Aug 1921, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242428862
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 2 Oct 1926, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202217724
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 9 Oct 1926, p37
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142164544
  16. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 1 Nov 1926, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202204779
Last Edited16 May 2018

Maud Ellen Mary Privett

F, #14954, b. 1869, d. 14 Dec 1921
Probate (Will)* Maud E M Johnson. Widow. E Malvern. 14 Dec 1921. 182/005. Part PAK-74 Wattle Grove 70' x 160' vacant land valued at £12.1 
Married NameJohnson. 
Married NameSmith. 
Birth*1869 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B11033 [par Charles PRIVETT & Catherine Mary DENNEY].2 
Marriage*1889 Spouse: Geoffrey Devon Smith. VIC, Australia, #M8494.3
 
Widow21 Sep 1895Maud Ellen Mary Privett became a widow upon the death of her husband Geoffrey Devon Smith.3 
Marriage*1897 Spouse: Samuel Johnson. VIC, Australia, #M1726.3
 
Land-UBeac*10 Sep 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014 603916. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Maud Ellen Mary Johnson.4 
Widow12 Jun 1915She became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Johnson.5 
Death*14 Dec 1921 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D14670 (Age 53) [par Charles PRIVETT & Kath DENNEY].6 
Death-Notice*17 Dec 1921JOHNSON - On the 14th December, 1921, at "Childers," Royston avenue, East Malvern, Maud Ellen Mary, second eldest daughter of the late C Privett, and dearly beloved mother of Vera, Jack, and Charlie (Privately interred on 15th inst., at Kew Cemetery.)7 
Land-Note*17 May 1922 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part): Maud Ellen Mary Johnson died on 14th December 1921. Probate has been granted to Vera Maud Brook Smith of Royston Avenue East Malvern Spinster.8 
Land-UBeac*a 17 May 1922 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part). Transfer from Maud Ellen Mary Johnson to Vera Maud Brooke-Smith.9 

Grave

  • C/E A 0821, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia10

Family

Geoffrey Devon Smith b. 1867, d. 21 Sep 1895
Children 1.Vera Maud Brooke Smith6 b. 1891, d. 1981
 2.Geoffrey Batten Smith3 b. 1893

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1211; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 653.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 603916 - Maud Ellen Mary Johnson of No 29 Auburn Parade Auburn Married Woman - C/T 3365-935.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Dec 1921, p13.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3365-935 - Maud Ellen Mary Johnson died on 14th December 1921. Probate has been granted to Vera Maud Brook Smith of Royston Avenue East Malvern Spinster.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3365-935 - Vera Maude Brooke Smith inherited her mother's assets.
  10. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
Last Edited4 Oct 2016

May Davy

F, #14955, b. 1878, d. 1934
Birth*1878 
Land-UBeac*8 Nov 1910 PAK-74 l/p 5014 635795. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to May Davy. Pt Lot 4?1 
Death*1934 Brighton Beach, VIC, Australia, possible death: #D793 (Age 56) [par George SETH & Unknown].2 
Land-Note*9 Feb 1980 PAK-74 l/p 5014 635795: Shire of Pakenham compulsory acquisition H402617 - C/T 9377-649.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909162 Page Street, Middle Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.4

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 635795 - May Davy of Page Street Albert Park Married Woman - C/T 3465-843.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3465-843 - C/T 9377-649.
  4. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
Last Edited4 Oct 2016

Charles Percival Blott

M, #14956, b. 1864, d. 8 Mar 1937
Birth*1864 Cambridgeshire, England. 
Marriage*1892 Spouse: Annie Jane Green. VIC, Australia, #M333.1
 
Land-UBeac*8 Nov 1910 PAK-74 l/p 5014 635796. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Charles Percival Blott. Transfer 635796.2 
Death*8 Mar 1937 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #D1831 (Age 73) [par Samuel Barnes BLOTT & Elizabeth SHARPE].3 
Death-Notice*10 Mar 1937BLOTT.—On the 8th March 1937, at his residence, 50 Elizabeth street, Elsternwick, Charles P., dearly loved husband of Annie J. Blott, and loving father of Willoughby and Amy (Mrs. Tait), grandfather of Charlie, Alan, and Norman.—Peacefully sleeping.
BLOTT.—The Friends of the late Mr. CHARLES PERCIVAL BLOTT are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave his residence, 50 Elizabeth street, Elsternwick, THIS DAY (Wednesday, 10th March 1937), at 2 o'clock, for the Springvale Crematorium. (Private funeral.)
BLOTT.—Lodge of Australasia, No. 3, A. F., and A. M.—Brethren at the above Lodge are informed that the funeral of our late Bro. C. F. BLOTT will leave his late residence, 50 Elizabeth street, Elsternwick, for the Springvale Crematorium, THIS DAY (Wednesday, March 10), at 2 p.m. E.T.G. NEWTON, W.M., H. WOOD, Secretary.4 
Land-Note*7 Jun 1937 PAK-74 l/p 5014 635796: Charles Percival Blott died on 8th March 1937. Probate of his will has been granted to Walter Kemp of 340 Collins Street Melbourne Solicitor and Willoughby Charles Blott of 22 Sycamore Street Caulfield Clerk.5 
Land-UBeac*4 Sep 1951 PAK-74 l/p 5014 635796. Transfer from Charles Percival Blott to Willoughby Charles Blott Amy Annie Mary Tait.6 

Family

Annie Jane Green b. 1864, d. 1951
Children 1.Willoughby Charles Blott b. 1893, d. 1978
 2.Amy Annie Mary Blott b. 1897, d. 1966

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Nov 1920, Law, Somner's annual picnic on November 17 was a great success, as the day was clear and bright, with a fresh invigorating breeze in char-a-bancs the staff were carried to Mr C. P. Blott's weekend residence at Beaconsfield, which had been plaeed at the disposal of the firm for the day by the managing director.7
  • 2 Dec 1920, LAW SOMNER'S ANNUAL PICNIC.
    Wednesday, the 17th November, was one of those days that so often delight as at this season of the year. It was a day of clear, bright sky, glorious sunshine, fresh invigorating breeze—a day when the call of the open air is irresistible. And it was the day of Law Somner's annual picnic. Two chars-a-bancs carried the staff to the week-end residence of the managing director, Mr. C. P. Blott. pleasantly situated in the hills at Beaconsfield, which had generously been placed at the firm's disposal for the day.
    Cricket and other sports were freely indulged in by the staff, and an altogether enjoyable day was spent, followed by a pleasant run home in the cool of the evening. Back to work again next day, with fresh energy with which to attack their allotted tasks in the busy departments of Melbourne's oldest seed and plant merchants—Messrs. Law Somner Pty. Ltd.8
  • 16 Dec 1932, Mr CHARLES BLOTT, managing director of Messrs. Law, Somner and Co., was presented with a smoker's outfit by members of the seed and nursery trades at a social gathering held in the Commercial Travellers' Club this afternoon. Mr Blott has retired from business after 50 years of service in the nursery and seed trade.9

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "Charles born England."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 635796 - Charles Percival Blott of Swanston Street Melbourne Seedsman - C/T 3465-844.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Mar 1937, p1.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3465-844 - Charles Percival Blott died on 8th March 1937. Probate of his will has been granted to Walter Kemp of 340 Collins Street Melbourne Solicitor and Willoughby Charles Blott of 22 Sycamore Street Caulfield Clerk.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3465-844 - Amy Annie Mary Tait of 54 Horritt Road Caulfield Married Woman and Willoughby Charles Blott of 22 Sycamore Street Caulfield Clerk - proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 7633-082.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 27 Nov 1920, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140268276
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), Thu 2 Dec 1920, p24
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article171053381
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Fri 16 Dec 1932, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243185706
Last Edited10 May 2018

William Button Hailes

M, #14957, b. 1876, d. 15 Dec 1961
Probate (Will)* William B Hailes. Racecourse Attendant. Clifton Hill. 15 Dec 1961. 579/121.1       
Birth*1876 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac*16 Nov 1910 PAK-74 l/p 5014 636540. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to William Button Hailes. Transfer 636540.2 
Marriage*1911 Spouse: Annie Stuart McDonald. VIC, Australia, #M10012.3
 
Land-UBeac*18 Oct 1948 PAK-74 l/p 5014 636540. Transfer from William Button Hailes to Caroline Irene Thompson.4 
Widower1954William Button Hailes became a widower upon the death of his wife Annie Stuart McDonald.5 
Death*15 Dec 1961 Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia, #D83/1962 (Age 85) [par William HAILES & Caroline].5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Apr 1954, ANNE STUART HAILES, Also Known as Annie Hailes, Late of 13 Turnbull Street. Clifton Hill, Married Woman. Deceased. Intestate.-After fourteen clear days William Button Hailes, of 13 Turnbull street, Clifton Hill, racecourse attendant, widower of the said deceased, will APPLY to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a grant of LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION of the estate of the said deceased.
    G. F. PITCHER and Co., solicitors, 443 Little Collins street, Melbourne, C1.6

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2521; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 413.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 636540 - William Button Hailes of No 8 Gipps Street Collingwood Theatrical Employee - C/T 3465-845.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3465-845 - Caroline Irene Thompson of 13 Turnbull Street Clifton Hill Married Woman.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Apr 1954, p11.
Last Edited2 Oct 2016

Thomas Jones Chia

M, #14958, b. 1883
Criminal* Chia, Thomas Jones: No. 33254
Central Register of Male Prisoners.1 
Birth*1883 Singapore.2 
Land-UBeac*7 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 686227+228. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Thomas Jones Chia. Transfer 686227 + 686228 pt Lot 2 + 3.3 
Marriage*2 Jan 1913 Spouse: Eunice Camille Russell. St Peter's Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M382.4
Land-Note*10 Aug 1915 PAK-74 l/p 5014 686227+228: Mortgagee: Esther Levy - not discharged. Mortgagor was Thomas Jones Chia.5 
Land-UBeac*b 1945 PAK-74 l/p 5014 686227+228. Transfer from Thomas Jones Chia to Esther Levy. Part lot 2 & part lot 3.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Jan 1913, Much interest and discussion has lately raged round a prominent Melbourne girl, Miss Eunice Russell, a pretty gentle blonde, who sometime ago made quite a hit on the stage, last week married Mr. Thomas Chia, secretary to the Chinese Consul. His many friends name him a cultured, intersting, gentleman, but what about our Kiplingesque belief that—"East is East" and West is West And never the twain shall meet."7
  • 13 Mar 1913, CHINESE CONSUL SHOT. ACCUSED IN COURT. BAIL REFUSED.
    Thomas Jones Chia, late secretary to the Chinese consulate in Melbourne, appeared yesterday morning at the City Police Court, before Mr. H. Morrison, P.M., and four honorary magistrates to answer to a charge of having on the previous day shot at Yung Liang Hwang, with intent to commit murder. Mr. J. M. Campbell appeared for the informant, and Mr. A. Westley and Mr D C Levy for the accused.
    The police applied for a week's remand.
    Mr. Westley intimated that he had no objection to a remand being granted, but, in his opinion, when the facts were inquired into the Bench would see it was a case in which bail should be allowed.
    Mr. Campbell.—There is a very strong objection to that.
    Yung Liang Hwang, Chinese Consul in Melbourne, stated:—Yesterday the accused called on me and talked on various matters, staying nearly three hours. He said he had received letter from Mr. Hunt, of the Department of External Affairs, wishing to know what his position was, so that he might classify him as a merchant or official. The accused wanted me to give him authority to say that he was still a Chinese official here. I said I could not give that authority, but he could say anything he liked himself. He had been secretary to the Consul-General appointed by the Government, and was dismissed last September. He repeated the same thing, and added, "I want you to help me." I said, " What help can I give you? Make a definite request." I told him to see Mr. Hunt, speak to him plainly, and tell him that he had given up the civil service and gone into commercial life. He then replied "I want to go home to China. Will you give me a letter of introduction to the Board of Industry and Commerce, Peking?" I said "No." Then I noticed he was rather queer to me, and kept putting his right hand in his pocket and feeling about as if there was something in it. Our conversation over, I looked at my watch, and said "Mr Chia, my whole afternoon is gone ."
    In reply to an interruption by Mr Westley, witness said:—"This is my first time to appear here. I did not sleep last night. I do not know the etiquette."
    Continuing, he stated that when he again suggested to the accused that it was time he left, Chia took a revolver out and "gave shots continuously. " The witness seized hold of Chia's arms, but another shot was fired. A typist came in, while a boy went to fetch a constable.
    Mr. Westley asked for bail. Mr. Morrison pointed out that the charge was a capital charge of shooting with intent to commit murder.
    Mr. Westley pleaded that the affair arose out of a quarrelsome interview between two Chinese, without any suggestion why the accused should try to take the other man's life. The visit made was simply for the purpose of getting a certificate, and there was no attempt to murder.
    Mr. Morrison.—It cannot be any other way. He took out a revolver, and shot this man several times. Bail is refused.
    Chia was remanded for seven days.
    At the sitting of the Methodist Conference yesterday the president (the Rev. F. J. Nance) said that the conference had been shocked to learn of the accident that had befallen the consul-general for China (Mr. Yung Liang Hwang). Since his arrival in Melbourne the consul-general had closely associated himself with the Methodist Church, and he proposed that the best wishes of the conference for a speedy and safe recovery be forwarded to the consul.
    The proposal was agreed to amid loud applause.
    THE RESIDENCE QUESTION. ACTION BY THE COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES.
    The case of Thomas Jones Chia has been before the notice of the Department of External Affairs officials, who administer the Immigration Restriction Act, for some time. Shortly after it was announced that Chia had left the consulate he was written to regarding his continued residence in Australia. In reply, he called upon the secretary of the department (Mr. Atlee Hunt) and explained that he expected some papers from China which would show that the authorities there desired him to represent them in some commercial capacity in Australia. On March 4 he written to, and asked if he had received the papers in question. No reply has been received to that communication.8
  • 15 Mar 1913, CHIA'S VISITORS. Thomas Jones Chia, the young Chinese who is on remand charged with having shot, the Chinese Consul-General with intent to murder, is still in the Melbourne Gaol. He was visited yesterday by three Europeans, one being Sir Henry Weedon. His wife has not yes visited tho gaol.9
  • 30 Apr 1913, Thomas Chia. Thomas J. Chia, who was yesterday sentenced to five years' imprisonment for wounding the Chinese consul in Melbourne, is reported to be taking matters calmly in gaol.10
  • 24 Jun 1913, T. J. CHIA'S IMPRISONMENT.
    Clerical work in the store at Pentridge penal establishment has been alloted to Thomas Jones Chia, ex-secretary to the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne, who was recently sentenced to five years' imprisonment for shooting at the Consul. This occupation should not impose any great hardship on prisoner, who is a man of culture, and well able to cope with the comparatively easy duties pertaining to this branch of the penal department. Chia is apparently viewing his position from a philosophical standpoint.11
  • 1917, Photographs of discharged prisoners. P D L 5 Aug 1916. Gaol No 3325412
  • 22 Jul 1920, Chia Divorce Suit
    In the Practice Court yesterday Mr. Justice Cussen said that he would make the order asked for by Mr. L. S. Woolf on the previous day that the evidence of Eunice Camille Russell, the petitioner in the pending divorce suit against Thomas Jones Chia should be taken in London on commission. He stipulated that the evidence on commission should not be used except on the order of the judge after he had an opportunity of perusing it. That applied whether the respondent entered in appearance or not. It would also be subject to any further order requiring the personal attendance of the petitioner.13
  • 11 Feb 1921, ACTRESS SUES FOR DIVORCE. CHIA SHOOTING RECALLED. QUESTION OF DESERTION.
    In the Second Civil Court, before Mr. Justice Cussen yesterday, Eunice Camille Chia (formerly Eunice Camille Russell) petitioned for a dissolution of her marriage with Thomas Jones Chia, on the ground of desertion. The allegation in the writ was that Chia had deserted his wife on October 3, 1916, and for three years afterwards. The parties were married at St Peter's Church on January 2, 1913, and there was one child of the marriage. The child subsequently died. Mr L. S. Woolf appeared for the petitioner, and the petition was undefended.
    Arnold C Westley, who had acted as solicitor for Chia when the latter was in Melbourne, was called by Mr Woolf to give evidence concerning domicile. He identified a photograph of Chia, and said that the respondent had intended to settle in Victoria. He had known Chia both as legal adviser and as a personal friend. Dr. William Maloney, M H R , was asked by Mr. Woolf if he identified a photo graph as that of Chia.
    Witness .—Yes, that is my friend.
    Do you know that he is now in New York?—I know he was there. He used to write to me. He had intended to settle in Victoria.
    Mr. Justice Cussen.—Dr Maloney says that this is a photograph of his friend. Is it a photograph of the respondent in this case?—It is Thomas Jones Chia.
    Mr Woolf said that the evidence of the petitioner had been taken on commission in London. When an order for the taking of this evidence was made the judge had stipulated that the evidence should only be produced with the consent of the judge presiding when the petition was heard. He now asked to be allowed to put in the evidence.
    Mr. Justice Cussen.—I will not allow it yet; you can go on.
    Mr. Woolf put in affidavits and other documents to show that after the marriage the parties had lived at Sandringham. On April 15, 1913, Chia was presented at the criminal sittings of the Supreme Court on a charge of having shot at Yung Liang Kwang, the Chinese Consul. Chia was sentenced to five years' imprisonment, and after having served three years he was released. He then left Australia. The following letter written by Chia to Mrs Chia was put in as evidence;—
    Oriental Hotel,
    The Bund, Canton
    To Mrs T. J. Chia,
    Care Mr E. C. Russell,
    Melbourne
    Dear Madam,
    You were once my adored wife, and I still bear very kindly recollection of you, notwithstanding your unwifely attitude towards me on an occasion when I most needed your honourable support.
    You left me in Melbourne to go away to England in March 1913 without even the common civility of farewell. Since my return to China I have had copy of your letter to your father, dated February 22, 1916 translated and filed with my petition in the local Chinese Court, endevouring to obtain a divorce, more for your sake than for mine. Being a Chinese citizen, having sworn allegiance to the Chinese Government our marriage in a foreign land (not legalalised at the Chinese Consulate General in Melbourne) is not recognised by the Chinese Government as valid. Hence my several but futile efforts to get the lawful freedom for you, and, according to our law, I stand at an advantage whereas you with your law, at a great disadvantage. I write this so that you may have
    evidence to obtain a divorce at London or in the Australian Court or wherever you may be.
    I do not think I shall meet you again in this life. I have returned to my homeland without you and never to see you again and all my interests will be wedded to the salvation work of my own country (China). As you have desired it I shall vow never to have marital relations with you again.... You had better be guided by your counsellor and try to obtain the earliest possible relief that the British Government may see fit to grant in your favour. Failing this you can write me a letter embodying all you had said to your father in your letter of February 22, 1916, and send it to my Melbourne solicitors, Messrs. Westley and Dale, who will forward it to me in Peking, on receipt of which I shall approach the British Ambassador with our higher authority, there to get your freedom.
    Mr Justice Cussen.—What is the meaning of that phrase beginning "as you have desired it?"
    Mr. Woolf.—I do not know.
    Other documents put in by Mr. Woolf showed that respondent said that he was a British subject, that he was born in the Malay States and was a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge. When the charge was laid against Chia, counsel said, the wife contracted brain fever and she went to EngIand under medical advice. When the child was born she had another serious illness and the doctor forbade her to take another sea voyage. Petitioner was now making her living as an actress but she was now so ill that she frequently had to lie down between the acts.
    Mr Justice Cussen.—The evidence concerning their relationship before the separation is most unsatisfactory. I said that if I granted the order for the taking of evidence on commission the evidence should be full. This is not full, and it is somewhat unsatisfactory.
    Lillian Catherine Prowse of Middle Brighton, a sister of the mother of petitioner said that when petitioner left for England she was very ill.
    Mr. Justice Cussen.—Could not this petition have been lodged under another section?
    Mr Woolf.—No; it does not come under the other section. The sentence under the section would have to be seven years and for a capital offence. It might be—indeed it probably was—that she was glad to get this man out of her life, as he had been convicted for a serious offence but it was the conduct of the respondent that they had to look to.
    Mr. Justice Cussen.—I do not agree with that at all.
    Mr. Woolf—It is clear that the man has made up his mind that this East and West business is a failure.
    Mr. Justice Cussen.—Perhaps she made up her mind on the point, too. Was the relationship terminated by her conduct in 1913?
    Mr. Woolf—In one sense there was no relationship to be brought to an end. From the morning that he shot the consul he had never written to her, contributed to her support or asked about the child.
    Mr. Justice Cussen.—Was that very strange seeing that he ascertained that she left for England immediately?'
    Mr. Woolf.—If a woman goes away for her health that is not desertion. She may have been glad of the separation, but she did nothing to bring it about.
    Judgment was reserved.14

Citations

  1. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 515/ P1 item 64, record Page 142.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Original data: Marriage Registers. St. Peter’s Eastern Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Description: Series 02, Register 1903-1913; Reference Number: M2/17.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 686227 + 686228 - Thomas Jones Chia of 48 William Street Melbourne Secretary - C/T 3607-285 (both blocks).
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3607-285 (both blocks) - Mortgage 350731 - not discharged.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3607-285 (both blocks) - Mortgage 350731 - not discharged transferred to mortgagee.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Coburg Leader (Vic. : 1890 - 1913), Fri 17 Jan 1913, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67424686
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 13 Mar 1913, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10771653
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), Sat 15 Mar 1913, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article150675509
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Wed 30 Apr 1913, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200687174
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Tue 24 Jun 1913, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90940616
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette Aug 1917.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 22 Jul 1920, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4594643
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 11 Feb 1921, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1736157
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

Edward Odgers

M, #14959, b. 1861, d. 13 Sep 1934
Probate (Will)* Edward Odgers. Clerk. Hawthorn. 13 Sep 1934. 277/262 & 462/513.1 
Birth*1861 
Marriage*1894 Spouse: Dorcas Maria Dobson. VIC, Australia, #M1362.2
 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687885. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Edward Odgers. Transfer 687885 (pt Lot 4.)3 
Widower9 May 1914He became a widower upon the death of his wife Dorcas Maria Dobson.2 
Death*13 Sep 1934 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D8048 (Age 73) [par William Billing ODGERS & Elizabeth Ann COOK].2 
Death-Notice*15 Sep 1934ODGERS - On the 13th September, at his residence, Ercildoune, St Columb street, Hawthorn Edward, beloved husband of the late Dorcas Marie (Dot), and devoted father of Marie, Leslie, and Leila, aged 73 years. -Thy will be done (Privately interred at Footscray, September 14 1934 )
ODGERS . - A tribute of affection to the memory of our dear friend, Edward Odgers. (Vi and Leo Sykes.)4 
Land-Note*17 Aug 1953 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687885: Edward Odgers died on 13 Sep 1934. Probate of his will was granted to Marie Billing Odgers who died on 27 May 1951. Letters of Administration with the will annexed of the unadministered estate of the said Edward Odgers has been granted to the Public Trustee.5 
Land-UBeac*15 Sep 1953 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687885. Transfer from Edward Odgers to Edith Emily Watkins.6 

Family

Dorcas Maria Dobson b. 1868, d. 9 May 1914
Child 1.Marie Billing Odgers b. 1895, d. 27 May 1951

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2791; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 972; VPRS 28/P4, unit 517.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687885 - Edward Odgers of 38 Rose Street Armadale Departmental Manager - C/T 3613-419.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Sep 1934, p15.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-419 - Edward Odgers died on 13 Sep 1934. Probate of his will was granted to Marie Billing Odgers who died on 27 May 1951. Letters of Administration with the will annexed of the unadministered estate of the said Edward Odgers has been granted to the Public Trustee.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-419 - Edith Emily Watkins of 74 Dandenong Road Caulfield Married Woman.
Last Edited3 Oct 2016

William James Conquest

M, #14960, b. 1855, d. 9 Jan 1921
Probate (Will)* William J Conquest. Ex Hotelkeeper. S Yarra. 9 Jan 1921. 175/608. Owned PAK-74 (part) vacant land value £60 (126ft to Quamby Avenue x 170ft east side and 122 ft west side.)1 
Birth*1855 
Marriage*1890 Spouse: Sara Annie Hindmarsh. VIC, Australia, #M7255.2
 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687886. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to William James Conquest. Transfer 687886 (pt Lot 1 + 4.)3 
Death*9 Jan 1921 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D3506 (Age 66) [par James CONQUEST & Elizabeth ANDERSON].2 
Death-Notice*15 Jan 1921CONQUEST. - On the 9th January, 1921, at his residence, "Dongarra " Toorak road, South Yarra, William James Conquest, dearly beloved husband of Sara Annie, and loving father of Frederick, Doris, Lawrenre, and William; aged 66 years. Interred St. Kilda Cemetery on 10th.4 
Land-Note*20 May 1921 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687886: William James Conquest died on the 9th day of January 1921. Probate of his will has been granted to Sara Annie Conquest of 222 Toorak Road South Yarra Widow and Arthur Conquest of 37 Westbury Street St Kilda Warehouseman.5 
Land-UBeac*20 May 1921 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687886. Transfer from William James Conquest to Sara Annie Conquest Arthur Conquest.5 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1108; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 634.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687886 - William James Conquest of Imperial Hotel Chapel Street South Yarra Licensed Victualler - C/T 3613-420.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Jan 1921, p11.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-420 - William James Conquest died on the 9th day of January 1921. Probate of his will has been granted to Sara Annie Conquest of 222 Toorak Road South Yarra Widow and Arthur Conquest of 37 Westbury Street St Kilda Warehouseman.
Last Edited3 Oct 2016

Florence Lilian Kettle

F, #14961, b. 1871, d. 19 Oct 1939
Probate (Will)* Florence L Kettle. Spinster. Essendon. 19 Oct 1939. 308/786.1 
Birth*1871 Sand, VIC, Australia, #B2552.2 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687887. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Florence Lilian Kettle. Transfer 687887.3 
Death*19 Oct 1939 North Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D10215 (Age 68) [par Edwin George KETTLE & Eliza Ann HARRIS].2 
Death-Notice*20 Oct 1939KETTLE.-On the 19th October, 1939, at a private hospital, Middle Brighton, Florence Lilian, dearly beloved daughter of the late E. C. and E. A. Kettle, of Essendon, and loved sister of Edith (Mrs. Overman, deceased), George E., Charlotte (Mrs. F. J. Broatch, Elwood),Herbert L., and Alice (Mrs. H. Cannon, Glenhuntly).4 
Land-Note*9 Feb 1979 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687887: Compulsory acquisition by Shire of Pakenham - H402620 - C/T 9377-652.5 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3287; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1087.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687887 - Florence Lilian Kettle of Hoddle Street Essendon Spinster - C/T 3613-421.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Oct 1939, p4.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-421 - acquired by Shire of Pakenham.
Last Edited3 Oct 2016

Thomas Edward Mathews

M, #14962, b. 1880, d. 1952
Birth*1880 Dargo, VIC, Australia, #B1775.1 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687888. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Thomas Edward Mathews. Transfer 687888 pt lot 7.2 
Land-UBeac*1 Sep 1930 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687888. Transfer from Thomas Edward Mathews to Jeffrey Brown.3 
Death*1952 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D10640 (Age 72) [par William MATHEWS & Martha GILLMAN].4 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687888 - Thomas Edward Mathews of 65 Lydiard Street Glenferrie Valuer - C/T 3613-422.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-422 - Jeffrey Brown 32 Walpole Street Kew Congregational Minister.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth DARGO."
Last Edited3 Oct 2016

Mamie Isabelle Reynolds

F, #14963, b. 1882, d. 18 Sep 1941
Married NameProsser. 
Birth*1882 Ballarat, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1904 Spouse: Thomas Prosser. VIC, Australia, #M1959.1
 
Land-UBeac*12 Sep 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 692186. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Mamie Isabelle Prosser.2 
Widow18 Jul 1923She became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Prosser.1 
Death*18 Sep 1941 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D10619 (Age 59) [par REYNOLDS].1 
Death-Notice*19 Sep 1941PROSSER.—On September 18 (suddenly), at 21 Jackson street, St. Kilda, Mamie Isobel, the loving mother of Phillip and Leonard, and loved grandmother of Thomas, David, and Mary widow, of the late Thomas Prosser.
PROSSER.—Mamie Isobel, the loving stepmother of Mabel (Mrs. A. C. Hughes, Sydney), Sydney W., Albert C., and Claude W.3 
Land-Note*9 Feb 1979 PAK-74 l/p 5014 692186: Compulsory acquisition by Shire of Pakenham - C/T 9377-653.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190597 Leopold Street, South Yarra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Prosser.5

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 692186 - Mamie Isabelle Prosser of 396 Richardson Street Middle Park Married Woman - C/T 3633-539.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Sep 1941, p4.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3633-539 - Shire of Pakenham - C/T 9377-653.
  5. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
Last Edited3 Oct 2016

Charles Keys

M, #14964, b. 24 Jul 1861, d. 16 Jul 1913
Father*Robert Keys b. 16 Jul 1818, d. 27 Sep 1887
Mother*Charlotte Brown b. 19 Jul 1821, d. 14 Apr 1914
Probate (Will)* Charles Keys. Gent. Cheltenham. 16 Jul 1913. 132/398. PAK-74 part of lot 1 frontage to Quamby Ave. Vacant land. Municipal Assessment £1. Purchased in Aug 1912 for 12.10.0.1 
Birth*24 Jul 1861 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #B957/1862.2,3 
Land-UBeac*9 Aug 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Charles Keys. Transfer 692187 - sold for £12.10.0.4,1 
Death*16 Jul 1913 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D8734 (Age 52) [par Robert KEYS & Charlotte BROWN]
Died of throat infection See obituary in South Bourke And Mornington Journal (Richmond, VIC) - July 24 1913.5,6 
Death-Notice*26 Jul 1913KEYS - On the 16th July, 1913, at "Como," Chesterville road, '' Cheltenham", Charles, second youngest son of Charlotte and late Robert Keys, aged 52 years.7 
Land-Note*22 Oct 1914 PAK-74 l/p 5014: Charles Keys died the 16th day of July 1913. On the 11th day of December 1913 probate of the will of the said Charles Keys was granted to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 412 Collins Street Melbourne and John Oldrieve of Cintra Avenue East St Kilda Civil Servant.8 
Land-UBeac*22 Oct 1914 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part). Transfer from Charles Keys to George Keys.9 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 417; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 503.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, dosborn112.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 692187 - Charles Keys of Chesterville Road Cheltenham Gentleman - C/T 3640-967.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, dosborn112 - buried Cheltenham.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 26 Jul 1913, p60.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3640-967 - Charles Keys died the 16th day of July 1913. On the 11th day of December 1913 probate of the will of the said Charles Keys was granted to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 412 Collins Street Melbourne and John Oldrieve of Cintra Avenue East St Kilda Civil Servant.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3640-967 - George Keys of "Como" Chesterville Road Cheltenham Builder (a note in Charlotte's probate states that this piece of land was retained by George Keys).
Last Edited7 Nov 2016

Walter Wright

M, #14965
Land-UBeac*24 Sep 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696088. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Walter Wright. Pt Lot 4.1 
Land-Note*11 Jul 1990 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696088: compulsory acquisition by Shire of Pakenham - cancelled R113911F - see C/T 10026-325.2 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 696088 - Walter Wright of 20 Glenferrie Road Malvern Hairdresser - C/T 3640-969.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3640-969 - cancelled R113911F - see C/T 10026-325.
Last Edited3 Oct 2016

Amy Petrie Gaskins

F, #14966, b. 1873, d. 9 Sep 1953
Married NameReeve. 
Married NameMcIvor. 
Birth*1873 
Marriage*1891 Spouse: Edward James McIvor. VIC, Australia, #M2467.1
 
Land-UBeac*24 Sep 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696091. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Amy Petrie Reeve. Pt Lot 2.2 
Widow1936She became a widow upon the death of her husband Edward James McIvor.1 
Death*9 Sep 1953 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #D10223 (Age 80) [par Arthur Allen GASKINS & Hannah RIX].3 
Land-Note*22 Aug 1955 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696091: Amy Petrie Reeve died on 9 Sep 1953. Probate of her will has been granted to the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.4 
Land-UBeac*22 Aug 1955 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696091. Transfer from Amy Petrie Gaskins to Lily Amy Watson. Pt Lot 2.5 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 696091 - Amy Petrie Reeve of Glenferrie Road Malvern the wife of Edward James Reeve of the same place Chemist - C/T 3640-971.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth GLOUCESTERSHIRE ENGLAND."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3640-971 - Amy Petrie Reeve died on 9 Sep 1953. Probate of her will has been granted to the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3640-971 - Lily Amy Watson of St Georges Crescent East Malvern Married Woman.
Last Edited3 Oct 2016

Alice Maud Green

F, #14967
Land-UBeac*28 Oct 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696092. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Alice Maud Green. Pt lot 3.1 
Land-UBeac*20 Nov 1914 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696092. Transfer from Alice Maud Green to Lucy Maud Tanner. Pt lot 3.2 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 696092 - Alice Maud Green of Station Street Malvern Married Woman - C/T 3645-845.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3645-845 - Lucy Maud Tanner of 44 Governor Street Balaclava Widow.
Last Edited3 Oct 2016

Jane Elizabeth Walker

F, #14968, b. 1857, d. 1948
Married NameCheeseman. 
Birth*1857 Glen Iris, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1873 Spouse: Richard Cheeseman. VIC, Australia, #M3418.2
 
Land-UBeac*6 Jul 1914 PAK-74 l/p 5014 752663. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Jane Elizabeth Cheeseman. 8a 27p.3 
Widow7 Jun 1916She became a widow upon the death of her husband Richard Cheeseman.2 
Land-UBeac*8 Apr 1919 PAK-74 l/p 5014 752663. Transfer from Jane Elizabeth Cheeseman to Edward William Murdoch Wilson. 3a 3r 30p.4 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1921 PAK-74 l/p 5014 752663 (part). Transfer from Jane Elizabeth Cheeseman to Leonard Henry Reynolds. 4a 37p - Transfer 1016909.5,6 
Death*1948 Brighton East, VIC, Australia, #D1508 (Age 92) [par James WALKER & Ann].1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Feb 1895, CHEESEMAN—On the night of the 31st ult., after a few hours illness at the residence of his parents, North Brighton, Oliver Norman, youngest son of R and J Cheeseman, aged 2½ years.
    CHEESEMAN.—The friends of Mr RICHARD CHEESEMAN are hereby notified that the remains of his beloved son (Oliver Norman) will be interred in the Brighton General Cemetery.
    The funeral will move from his residence Mills-street, Brighton To morrow (Sunday), at 3 o' clock.
    M'DOWALL BROS. (late John M'Dowall), Undertakers, Bay-street, close to station, North Brighton7
  • 12 Feb 1914, Mrs Cheeseman, Melbourne, who has a country residence at Quamby, Upper Beaconsfield, was thrown out of her trap last week and badly shaken. The winkers slipping off her pony's head was the primary cause of the accident. The sufferer was taken to Melbourne per taxi.8
  • 9 Jan 1920, ELLIS.— On the 8th January at Melbourne, Lucy May (Curley) Ellis, the second beloved daughter of Jane Elizabeth and the late Richard Cheeseman of Hawthorn road, Brighton and devoted mother of Bon, Jack, and Bert, aged 33 years. (Private interment ) "A patient sufferer at rest."
    ELLIS.— On the 8th January, at Melbourne, Lucy May (Curley) Ellis, the loved sister of Fred, Harry, Alf, Amy (Mrs. F. Fogarty), Arthur, Harvey, Bert, Vera, and the late Private Holly Cheeseman. A.I.F.9
  • 10 Jan 1933, CHEESEMAN-On the 9th January (suddenly, of pneumonia), at 244 North road, Brighton, Colin Harvey devoted husband of Beatrice C Cheeseman and loving father of Colin and Ronald, aged 48 years, sadly missed.
    CHEESEMAN-On the 9th January (suddenly), Colin Harvey loved fifth son of Jane E and the late Richard Cheeseman of Brighton, and loving brother of Fred, Harry, Alf, Amy (Mrs McFarland) Arthur, Vera (Mrs. Cruickshank) Ida (deceased), Lucy (Mrs. Ellis, deceased), Holly (deceased) and Herbert.10

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth GLEN IRIS."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 752663 - Jane Elizabeth Cheeseman of Hawthorn Road Brighton Married Woman - C/T 3814-736.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3814-736 - Edward William Murdoch Wilson of Elizabeth Street Elsternwick Gentleman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3814-736 - Leonard Henry Reynolds of 57 Queen Street Melbourne Gentleman - C/T 4498-596.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 in 1931/2 owned Lots 8.10.pt 6.7.9 l/p 5014 Quamby subdivision PAK-74 - N13.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 2 Feb 1895, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9344078
  8. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Thu 12 Feb 1914, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66184811
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 9 Jan 1920, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1672652
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 10 Jan 1933, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4518526
Last Edited17 May 2018

William Longman Corry

M, #14969
Land-UBeac*28 Nov 1917 PAK-74 l/p 5014 840690. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to William Longman Corry.1 
Land-Note*9 Feb 1979 PAK-74 l/p 5014 840690: Compulsory Acquisition by Shire of Pakenham - H402619 - C/T 9377-651.2 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 840690 - William Longman Corry the younger of Homeside Sandy Lane Wallington Surrey England Gentleman - C/T 4106-187.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4106-187 - Compulsory Acquisition by Shire of Pakenham - H402619 - C/T 9377-651.
Last Edited4 Oct 2016

Harriette Speechley Ward

F, #14970, b. 1874, d. 1953
Married NameBurns. 
Birth*1874 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B18328.1 
Marriage*1913 Spouse: Matthew Hole Burns. VIC, Australia, #M4834.2
 
Widow1918Harriette Speechley Ward became a widow upon the death of her husband Matthew Hole Burns.2 
Land-UBeac*29 May 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 943220. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Harriette Speechley Ward. Pt Lot 3.3 
Death*1953 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D11779 (Age 79) [par George Speechley & Mary Ame MOWATT].1 
Land-Note*9 Feb 1979 PAK-74 l/p 5014 943220: Compulsory Acquisition by Shire of Pakenham H402616 - C/T 9377-648.4 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth PRAHRAN."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 943220 - Harriette Speechley Burns of 19 Fawkner Street St Kilda Widow - C/T 4333-437.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4333-437 - Compulsory Acquisition by Shire of Pakenham H402616 - C/T 9377-648.
Last Edited4 Oct 2016
 

NOTE

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