Wilhelmine Scholz

F, #122, b. 1840, d. 21 Jul 1928
Married NameWarmbrunn. 
Birth*1840 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: Gustav Traugott Immanuel Warmbrunn. VIC, Australia, #M1004.
 
Widow21 Nov 1912Wilhelmine Scholz became a widow upon the death of her husband Gustav Traugott Immanuel Warmbrunn.1 
Death*21 Jul 1928 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D8303 (Age 88) [par unknown].2 
Death-Notice*24 Jul 1928WARMBRUNN.-On the 21st July, Wilhelmina C. Warmbrunn, aged 88 years. (Private interment.)3 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jul 1928, p1.
Last Edited15 Dec 2017

Alfred George Shorthouse

M, #127, b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
(1842-1921)
Father*George Shorthouse b. 5 Jun 1808, d. 29 Jan 1858
Mother*Ann Margaret Kaighen b. 1810
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*25 Jul 1843 Claughton Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, Sep Q [Wirral] 19 298.1,2,3 
Christening27 Dec 1843 Saint Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, P020941.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Oct 1852 Sailing with George Shorthouse, Ann Margaret Shorthouse, Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse, Charles James Shorthouse to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship S S Ottillia departed Birkenhead Cheshire on 17 Jul 1852. Sailing with parents George & Mrs Shorthouse, and siblings Anne (Annie Elizabeth?), Georgina, George (Charlie J)
Age 9.5
Marriage*15 Apr 1873 Spouse: Emma Thornton. St Stephens, Richmond, VIC, Australia, #M1293.6,7
 
Note30 Sep 1876 Rated for house and land in Berwick.8 
Land-UBeac*16 Apr 1877Alfred George Shorthouse selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-2. 19a 2r 16p - Land File 859/49.4
Crown grant to A. G. SHORTHOUSE on 29 Sep 1881.9,10 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be,
Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford
David Crichton
David Smyth
William D Nash
John Milne
Patrick Kennedy
Henry Lawes
George Taylor
Charles Alexander
John Sharples
Alfred G Shorthouse
Robert Booth
Anne Stredder
David Glenn
William McCraw
John Modral
Iden Henham jun
Jno H Hinds
Thos. C Hyde
William Modral
Robert Muir
George Miller
S Paternoster.11 
Land-Note*7 Aug 1878 GEM-D-3: Sir, Referring to your letter of August the 2nd with not having complied with the conditions. I beg to state that I left all fencing to my brother who has the next block to me and having so much work on hand he has left me till the last. I have wrote to him to finish my work at once.
I was rather surprised at you enquiring why I have not complied with the conditions when I know persons that have blocks there that have not turned a sod, and I think that I will be amongst the first that have their ground fenced in. Charles J Shorthouse, Dover Street, Richmond.12 
Land-Note20 Dec 1880 GEM-D-2: An inspection by James Gilfedder describes the improvements on the property - see image.13
Land-Note29 Jul 1881 GEM-D-2: Report re application to purchase: The property is fenced and 1 acre is sown with oats. There is a 4-room weatherboard cottage 24x24ft, which has an iron roof. It's valued at £128. He states that he commenced residing on the selection on 1 Jan 1878., and that the purpose for his selection is for residence and cultivation. 7 acres of the land would be suitable to grow cereals or root crops.13 
Land-Note*8 Dec 1881 GEM-D-2: Mortgagee: Joseph James Butler. Discharged 8 Jul 1882. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.14 
Land-UBeac*8 Jul 1882 GEM-D-2. Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society. 19a 2r 16p.15 
Land-UBeacc 1884Alfred George Shorthouse selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-56. 59a 2r 17p - Land File 13681/19.20
Crown Grant to A G SHORTHOUSE on 9 Jul 1904. The title even though issued in 1904 has a mortgage to Simon Paternoster entered from 9 Jul 1890.16,17 
Land-UBeac12 May 1886 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society to Alfred George Shorthouse. 15a 2r 23p.18 
Land-Note*12 May 1886 GEM-D-2 (part): Mortgagee: Margaret Hodge. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.19 
Land-Note*9 Jul 1890 GEM-D-56: Mortgagee: Simon Paternoster. Not discharged. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.20 
Land-Note6 Nov 1890 GEM-D-2 (part): Mortgagee: Margaret Hodge. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.21 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Shorthouse, Alf. contractor.22 
Note1898 Still building sheds - see history Rec reserve.8 
Land-UBeac*9 Jul 1904 GEM-D-56. Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to Simon Paternoster. 59a 2r 7p.23 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1911 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to Emma Shorthouse. 15a 2r 23p.24 
Widower2 Jul 1918Alfred George Shorthouse became a widower upon the death of his wife Emma Thornton.25 
Death*28 Jul 1921 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D8549 age 79 [par Alfred SHORTHOUSE & Georgina - sic].26 
Death-Notice*29 Jul 1921SHORTHOUSE.-On the 28th July, at his residence, Upper Beaconsfield, Alfred George, aged 79 years. (An old pioneer, and for many years mail contractor.)
Passed peacefully away.27 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 18518 Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England(Head of Household) George Shorthouse;
Age 6 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Ann Margaret Shorthouse, Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse, Charles James Shorthouse28
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: mailman. With Emma Shorthouse. With Alfred George Shorthouse Charles Edgar Shorthouse.29,30
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: distiller. With Emma Shorthouse. With Charles Edgar Shorthouse.31,32
bt 1912 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: contractor. With Emma Shorthouse.33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40

Grave

  • Plots 4-448, 4-448-A, 4-336-A, 4-405-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, plus two unnamed babies 1888 & 189241

Family

Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
Children 1.Alfred George Shorthouse+ b. 10 Apr 1875, d. 15 Jun 1961
 2.Emily Mary Shorthouse+ b. 4 Sep 1877, d. Oct 1938
 3.John Charles Shorthouse b. 1879, d. 25 Nov 1879
 4.Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse+ b. 1880, d. 19 Nov 1958
 5.Charles Edgar Shorthouse b. 1882, d. 20 Nov 1952
 6.Charlotte M Shorthouse b. 1885, d. Dec 1885
 7.Robert Alexander Shorthouse+ b. 1887, d. 29 Sep 1940
 8.Florence Amy Shorthouse b. 1894, d. 20 Oct 1941

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jan 1880, GEM-D-2, Issue of New Licenses Approved - License 859/49 20 acres42
  • 16 Jan 1880, Lessees and Licensees in Arrears 5803/19 58a £2 18 043
  • 3 Sep 1880, Lessees and Licensees in Arrears Corr No 5803 License 1.7.1878 Shorthouse A G Gembrook 58a Amount of rent due on 1.7.1879 £5 16 044
  • 14 Jan 1881, New Licenses under Land Act Approved. License 859/49 20 acres45
  • 28 Jan 1881, Notice to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears - License 5803 1.7.78 58 acres £5 6 046
  • 11 Feb 1881, Hearing of reasons against the forfeiture of a certain license. Cranbourne 24th February 1881, 11am The Land Officer License 5803/19 1st July 1878 Alfred G Shorthouse 58a 0r 0p Gembrook47
  • 21 Nov 1883, From A. G. Shorthouse, putting in a claim for a wine license for a house situate at Beaconsfield. Councillor Bourke said the Council had no power to grant the application, but would move that the Council have no objection to the application being made to a magistrate. Councillor Dore seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.48
  • 28 Nov 1883, NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A COLONIAL WINE LICENSE. To the Licensing Bench of Magistrates at Berwick: I ALFRED GEORGE SHORTHOUSE do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain and will at the next Licensing Meeting to be holden at Berwick on the seventh day of December, 1883, apply for a certificate authorising the issue of a Colonial Wine License for a house situate at Beaconsfield, near Berwick. Dated this 23rd day of November A.D. 1883. ALFRED GEORGE SHORTHOUSE.49
  • 12 Dec 1883, H. Lenne, new license for a house on the Gembrook road. That of A. G. Shorthouse for a wine license was refused as an hotel license had been granted for adjacent premises.50
  • 8 Jun 1887, BERWICK POLICE COURT, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1887. Before Messrs. Wilson (chairman), J. Buchanan and F. Barr, J.'s P. : Truant Inspector v. J. Sykes; neglecting to send his child to school the requisite number of days.-Case dismissed.
    Same v. A. Shorthouse; same offence. -Fined 5s
    Same v. J. Bloomfield; same offence. Fined 3s. 6d.51
  • 10 Aug 1887, BERWICK POLICE COURT, FRIDAY, August 5, 1887. Before Messers. F. Hare, P. M., Jas Wilson and Chas. Souter, J.'s P.
    Shire of Berwick v. Alfred Shorthouse; rates, £1 10s -Order for amount and 5s. costs, in default distress.52
  • 4 Jan 1888, The following persons were admitted into the Alfred Hospital on Wednesday: Alfred Shorthouse, a resident of Beaconsfield, suffering from severe injuries to his head, caused by falling from a buggy.53
  • 31 Jan 1900, Berwick Police Court. Jan. 24: Alf. Shorthouse was granted a stage coach license, to run between the railway station and Upper Beaconsfield.54
  • 5 Aug 1903, Berwick Police Court.
    Shorthouse v. Burd, for the recovery of £9 on the sale of a horse. Plaintiff was cross-questioned and gave his evidence in a straight-forward manner. Defendant entering the witness-box asked to be al lowed to refer to his diary evidently not having a leg to stand on. The upshot was verdict for plaintiff with costs.55
  • 28 Oct 1903, During the heavy thunderstorm last Wednesday, Mr. Shorthouse, a resident of Beaconsfield, was struck by lightning. For a time he was completely prostrated, but we are glad to hear he has almost recovered.56
  • 27 Jan 1904, Messrs. Paternoster and Shorthouse went on a fishing excursion to Wallace Creek, and brought back 120 fine specimens of black fish.57
  • 6 Jul 1904, A nephew of Mr. Walker of Manuka Park had a nasty experience last Friday. He was riding past the Shire Hall, Berwick, his pony shied and threw him, and started off for home, one foot of the boy being caught in the stirrup. In this position he was dragged for nearly mile. As they passed Mr. Cameron's place, the pony gaining pace, Mr. Hugh Cameron who was in the garden, kicked off his boots and gave chase, heading the animal off on to the Beaconsfield road. Mr. Alf. Shorthouse who was near the intersection of roads at the Gippsland Hotel, noticed them approaching ran to meet them on the bridge, and making a dexterous spring on to the pony's neck brought it to a standstill. It was just in time, as the boy was exhausted with keeping his head off the ground, which he had managed to do all the time. His body was fearfully cut and lacerated, and after being attended to and rested at the hotel he led his horse home. Mr. Cameron, who had come up to the scene of rescue, after being assumed that all was well, made the best of his way back through the mud and rain which was falling heavily.58
  • 27 May 1910, COACH STRIKES STUMP. BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Thursday.
    Mr Shorthouse, sen., proprietor of the Beaconsfield coach, was on his way to meet the early train on Wednesday, when the horse shied, and, colliding with a stump threw the driver out. Mr Shorthouse was found lying on the road and in pain. Dr Langmuir of Berwick, found no bones broken, but that the muscles of the neck and chest had been much strained. There was also a wound in the scalp.59
  • 8 Jul 1918, BEREAVEMENT CARDS. SHORTHOUSE.—Mr. SHORTHOUSE and Family tender their heartfelt THANKS to many friends for their kind expressions of sympathy by visits, telegrams, cards, and letters, also floral tributes, in the loss of my dear wife and beloved mother, especially thanking Dr. Griffith for his kind attention during her long illness; also Rev. J. Wilson and Mrs. Warmbrunn. Would kind friends accept this intimation, as we find it impossible to answer all personally. Upper Beaconsfield.60

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, BRADBURY (gertbradbury)
    [par George SHORTHOUSE & Ann Margaret KEIGHERAN].
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from a family group sheet."
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "mother as KAIGHIN (https://www.gro.gov.uk)."
  4. [S31] IGI "P020941."
  5. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998."
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1293."
  7. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998. Needed permission to marry because she was under 21 years of age. This was given by her father who was in Australia. Parents Alfred THORNTON & unknown BAKER."
  8. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  9. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3919
    859/49 ALFRED GEORGE SHORTHOUSE GEMBROOK 2 D 19--2--16. 1877 - 1881.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1305-930 - Alfred George Shorthouse of Beaconsfield Farmer.
  11. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  12. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 854/49.
  13. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 859/49.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1305-930 - Mortgage - Alfred George Shorthouse to Joseph James Butler. Discharged 8 Jul 1882 when Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society took over.
    Joseph James BUTLER died 1909/13765 (Age 62) in Northcote [par Thos BUTLER & Mary Ann JAMES].
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1305-930 - The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society - C/T 1370-837.
  16. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 13681/19.20 - would be Shorthouse senior as the land is marked on 1892 parish plan as A G Shorthouse, the son is only 17 years old at this time.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3039-747 - Alfred George Shorthouse of Beaconsfield Contractor.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1370-837 - Alfred George Shorthouse of Beaconsfield Farmer- C/T 1822-316.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Mortgage from Margaret Hodge - No 72855 - discharged 23 Feb 1912.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3039-747 - Mortgage No 114178 - not discharged.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Another Mortgage from Margaret Hodge - No 118121 - discharged 23 Feb 1912.
  22. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3039-747 - transfer by mortgagee to Browne on 3 Oct 1908.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Emma Shorthouse the wife of Alfred George Shorthouse of Beaconsfield.
  25. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D7595 age 64 [par Arthur THORNTON & Mary HOSKEN]."
  26. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8549 age 79 [par Alfred SHORTHOUSE & Georgina] - registered Berwick."
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jul 1921 p1.
  28. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2175; Folio: 377; Page: 49; GSU roll: 87168."
  29. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  30. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  31. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  32. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  33. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  34. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  35. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  36. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  37. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  38. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  39. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  40. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  41. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-336-A Shorthouse John Charles M 0 25/11/1879 104
    4-405-A Shorthouse Charlotte F      0 07/12/1885 168
    4-448-B Shorthouse [unnamed] 0 27/12/1888 196
    4-448-B Shorthouse [unnamed]     0 10/02/1892 247
    4-448 Shorthouse Emma F 62 04/07/1918 603
    4-448-A Shorthouse Alfred G. M      82 30/07/1921 670.
  42. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "9 Jan 1880, p89."
  43. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "16 Jan 1880, p142."
  44. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "3 Sep 1880, p2208."
  45. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "14 Jan 1881, p67."
  46. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "28 Jan 1881, p234."
  47. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "11 Feb 1881, p479."
  48. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 21 Nov 1883, p3.
  49. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 28 Nov 1883, p2.
  50. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 12 Dec 1883, p3.
  51. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 8 Jun 1887, p3.
  52. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 10 Aug 1887, p3.
  53. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 4 Jan 1888, p2.
  54. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 31 Jan 1900, p3.
  55. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 5 Aug 1903, p3.
  56. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 28 Oct 1903, p2.
  57. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 Jan 1904, p2.
  58. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 6 Jul 1904, p2.
  59. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 May 1910 p8.
  60. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 8 Jul 1918, p1.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Emma Thornton

F, #128, b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
Emma SHORTHOUSE (nee THORNTON)
(1853-1918)
Father*Arthur Thornton b. 1827, d. 6 Mar 1902
Mother*Mary Hoskins b. 1828, d. 19 Aug 1906
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameShorthouse. 
Birth*1853 Mountmellick, Laois, Ireland.1 
Marriage*15 Apr 1873 Spouse: Alfred George Shorthouse. St Stephens, Richmond, VIC, Australia, #M1293.2,3
 
(Witness) Death-Notice27 Apr 1895SIMMONS.-On the 26th April, at the residence of Mrs. Shorthouse, Beaconsfield, Percy, the dearly beloved son of Alfred and Jessie Simmons, of Gembrook, aged 2 years and 11 months.4 
Land-UBeac*30 Jun 1902 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 22.23). Transfer from The City of Melbourne Bank Ltd to Emma Shorthouse.5 
Land-UBeac*19 May 1905 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 5.18). Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Emma Shorthouse.6 
Land-UBeac*8 Aug 1908 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 21). Transfer from Ann Milne to Emma Shorthouse. Lot 21.7 
Land-UBeac8 Jun 1911 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 6.17.19.20). Transfer from The City of Melbourne Bank Ltd to Emma Shorthouse.8 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1911 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to Emma Shorthouse. 15a 2r 23p.9 
Land-UBeac*19 Aug 1915 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Alfred George Shorthouse. 5a 2r 16p (northeastern part of property adj CA4.)10 
Land-UBeac*5 Oct 1915 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 6.17). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Florence Amy Shorthouse.11 
Land-UBeac5 Oct 1915 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 5.18). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Florence Amy Shorthouse.12 
Land-Note*21 Aug 1917 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461: surrender of easement.13 
Death*2 Jul 1918 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D7595 age 64 Reg Berwick [par Arthur THORNTON & Mary HOSKEN].14 
Death-Notice*3 Jul 1918SHORTHOUSE. -On the 2nd July at her residence, Upper Beaconsfield, Emma, dearly loved wife of Alfred G. Shorthouse, mail contractor, beloved mother of Alfred, Emily (Mrs Winter), Arthur, Charles, Robert and Florence, aged 64 years
Beloved by all who knew her.
SHORTHOUSE. On the 2nd July, at her residence, Upper Beaconsfield, Emma, beloved wife of Alfred George, and mother of Alfred, Emily (Mrs. Winter), Arthur, Charlie, Robert, and Florrie Shorthouse, aged 64 years.
SHORTHOUSE.- Friends of Mr. ALFRED G. SHORTHOUSE are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his beloved wife Emma to the place of interment, Berwick Cemetery.
Funeral to leave his residence Upper Beaconsfield, To-morrow (Thursday, July 4) at 3 pm. JOHN GRANT Undertaker Phone 25 Berwick.15 
Probate (Will)*6 Aug 1918 160/052.
That the said deceased was married to Alfred George Shorthouse and that prior to her marriage with the said Alfred George Shorthouse she had moneys belonging to her and saved by her from her own earnings and she acquired both her real and personal estate out of her own moneys and by money received by her from her sons and daughters and also from moneys earned by her as a conveyor of passengers and carrying.
That the said real estate stands in the name of the said deceased only.
Inventory:
All that piece of land containing 10 acres 0 roods 7 perches or thereabouts being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D Parish of Gembrook and being the land now comprised in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316 and upon which the said land is erected an old weatherboard cottage, stables and other outbuildings (in bad repair) Valued by E B A'Beckett, Estate Agent at $500
All that piece of (vacant) land containing under an acre being lots 21, 22 and 23 on Plan of Subdivision No 2461 lodged in the Office of titles and being part of Crown Allotment One Section D Parish and County aforesaid more particularly described in Certificate of Title Volume 3287 Folio 657381 and Volume 2879 Folio 575675. Values by E B A'Beckett at £20
The accounts show that the executors are selling some of the real estate after Emma Shorthouse's death. See: William John Harvey-Smith, Jane Corder, Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse, Alice Emily Brown, Alexander Rushall.16 
Land-Note*4 Nov 1918 Emma Shorthouse died on the 2nd day of July 1918. Probate of her will has been granted to Christopher Arthur Griffith of Berwick Medical Practitioner.17 
Land-UBeac*18 Mar 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Sarah Watt.18 
Land-UBeac*19 May 1919 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Alice Emily Brown. 3a 2r 6p.19 
Land-UBeac27 Jun 1919 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Alice Emily Brown. 3a.20 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 21). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse.21 
Land-UBeac*5 Aug 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 22.23). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to George Hodges Knox.22 
Land-UBeac23 Mar 1921 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse. Balance 3a 2r 1p.23 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred George Shorthouse. With Alfred George Shorthouse Charles Edgar Shorthouse.24,25
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred George Shorthouse. With Charles Edgar Shorthouse.26,27
bt 1912 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred George Shorthouse.28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35

Grave

  • Plots 4-448, 4-448-A, 4-336-A, 4-405-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, plus two unnamed babies 1888 & 189236

Family

Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Children 1.Alfred George Shorthouse+ b. 10 Apr 1875, d. 15 Jun 1961
 2.Emily Mary Shorthouse+ b. 4 Sep 1877, d. Oct 1938
 3.John Charles Shorthouse b. 1879, d. 25 Nov 1879
 4.Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse+ b. 1880, d. 19 Nov 1958
 5.Charles Edgar Shorthouse b. 1882, d. 20 Nov 1952
 6.Charlotte M Shorthouse b. 1885, d. Dec 1885
 7.Robert Alexander Shorthouse+ b. 1887, d. 29 Sep 1940
 8.Florence Amy Shorthouse b. 1894, d. 20 Oct 1941

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Nov 1904, Berwick Police Court ; TUESDAY October 26. Before Mr Cresswell, PM., and F. G.Hartley, J.P. - Stage carriage licences were granted to E Shorthouse and M. and J. Corder.37
  • 20 Aug 1906, Death of mother: THORNTON.— On the 19th August, at her residence, 46 Gwynne-street, Richmond, Mary, beloved wife of the late Arthur Thornton, and mother of William, N.S.W., Mrs. Shorthouse, Beaconsfield; Arthur, Richmond, and Mrs. R. Simmons, in her 78th year. At rest38
  • 28 Feb 1917, The half-yearly meeting of the Red Cross and War Relief Society at Beaconsfield Upper was held in the Assembly Hall last Thursday. The President (Mrs Marsh) occupied the chair and there was a good attendance. Mrs Harvey-Smith, the secretary, furnished a report of the work done during the year, which was most satisfactory. The Society has been in existence about 18 months, and during that period have prepared and sent away about 2000 articles, of various descriptions. Every month a box is sent to the Lady Mayoress's Patriotic League for the boys in the trenches. Two boxes were sent last month. In addition to the goods sent to Melbourne, the branch has made a gift of some article for every recruit who has left the district, The treasurer (Mrs Harvey-Smith) reported that after meeting all expenses the branch had a substantial credit balance at their banker's on which to commence their next half year. A vote of thanks was passed to Mrs Crowther who generously provided afternoon tea at all meetings. For this the branch charges each member 3d, and by this means they have raised the substantial sum of £14. A vote of thanks was also passed to Mrs Shorthouse for her free carriage of parcels and goods to and from the railway station.39
  • 17 May 1917, BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. Saturday. May 12. Correspondence: From E Shorthouse, Sen., Upper Beaconsfield, asking for repairs in front of her property, being the Royal Mail Coach stand, there is no dry place for people to land.-On the motion of Crs Martin and Henty, to be attended to.40
  • 3 Aug 1917, Many of your readers will be sorry to learn that Mrs Shorthouse, sen., is seriously ill. At the time of writing she had improved a little.41
  • 5 Jul 1918, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — A very old resident of Beaconsfield, Mrs. A. G. Shorthouse, has died at the age of 64 years. The family has been identified with the district for 45 years, and settled there when there was only one house to be seen, that of Professor Halford. When people began to select, and a good many were coming and going, the necessity for a mailbag arose, and this was the first despatched by Mr. Shorthouse by donkey transport.42
  • 8 Jul 1918, BEREAVEMENT CARDS. SHORTHOUSE.—Mr. SHORTHOUSE and Family tender their heartfelt THANKS to many friends for their kind expressions of sympathy by visits, telegrams, cards, and letters, also floral tributes, in the loss of my dear wife and beloved mother, especially thanking Dr. Griffith for his kind attention during her long illness; also Rev. J. Wilson and Mrs. Warmbrunn. Would kind friends accept this intimation, as we find it impossible to answer all personally. Upper Beaconsfield.43
  • 13 Jul 1918, Mrs A. G. Shorthouse, whose death has occurred at Beaconsfield, at the age of 64 years, lived in the district for 45 years. Her husband carried the first mail to the settlement by means of donkey transport.44
  • 14 Dec 1918, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28. At Four O'Clock. On the Property. UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
    EXECUTOR'S SALE Of OLD-ESTABLISHED CARRYING BUSINESS, Mail, Passenger, and Goods,
    Together with 10 Acres of Land, House and Extensive Stabling, &c.,
    In the Estate of Emma Shorthouse, Deceased.
    Also
    FIVE RESIDENTIAL ALLOTMENTS, The Best Available Sites of This Popular District, Delightfully and Conveniently Situated. Terms Aranged. Particulars Apply E. B. A'BECKETT, 107 Carlisle street, Balaclava; GEO. W. MARTIN, 243 Collins street, Melbourne.45
  • 4 Jul 1919, SHORTHOUSE. In loving memory of our dear mother, Emma Shorthouse, who died at Beaconsfield Upper on the 2nd July, 1918.
    If we could have our greatest wish fulfilled, Or choose front Heaven whatever we willed; Of nil earth's treasures, and Heaven's, too, Mother, darling, we would usk for you.
    (Inserted hy her loving son and daughter, Charles and Florence.)46

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1293."
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998. Needed permission to marry because she was under 21 years of age. This was given by her father who was in Australia. Parents Alfred THORNTON & unknown BAKER."
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 27 Apr 1895, p3.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-622 - Emma Shorthouse the wife of Alfred George Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 2879-675.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2136-114 - Emma Shorthouse of Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2350-861 - Ann Milne to Emma Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 3287-381.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-622 - Emma Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 3509-673.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Emma Shorthouse the wife of Alfred George Shorthouse of Beaconsfield.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Alfred George Shorthouse the Younger of Upper Beaconsfield Labourer - C/T 3909-722.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3509-673 - Florence May Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster - C/T 3921-062 (consolidated title including lots 5.18).
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2136-114 - Florence May Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster - C/T 3921-062 (consolidated title including lots 6.17).
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3287-381 - Emma Shorthouse - surrender of easement as to part to George Wilson Martin.
  14. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D7595 age 64 [par Arthur THORNTON & Mary HOSKEN]."
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 July 1918 p1.
  16. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 21 Jan 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown, Beaconsfield, on account of Purchase of three acres or thereabouts being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being part of the land described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316     - £24 19 6
    13 May 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown Balance of purchase money $75
    22 May 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown on account of Purchase of three acres or thereabouts being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being part of the land described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316 - £20
    24 June 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown Balance of purchase money $71 19 0
    14 Apr 1919: Mrs Sarah Watt, Oakleigh, on account of purchase of Lots 19 and 20 on Plan of Subdivision No. 2461 and being the land untransferred in Certificate of Title Volume 3509 Folio 701673 £45
    16 Apr 1919: Mrs Sarah Watt, balance £5
    26 Apr 1919: A W Shorthouse, Beaconsfield, on account of purchase of Lots 21, 22 and 23 on Plan of Subdivision No. 2461 more particularly described in Certificates og Title Volume 2879 Folio 575675 and Volume 3287 Folio 657381 £20
    26 July A W Shorthouse on account of balance of purchase money.
    17 Jul 1920: Capt A. Rushall deposit on purchase of 4 acres and 7 perches being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being the balance of the land more particularly described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316     - £150
    (assets uncollected: Captain Rushall £175).
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3287-381 + C/T 1822-316 - Emma Shorthouse died on the 2nd day of July 1918. Probate of her will has been granted to Christopher Arthur Griffith of Berwick Medical Practitioner.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3509-673 - Sarah Watt of Atherton Road Oakleigh Married Woman - C/T 4192-206.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Alice Emily Brown - C/T 4208-432 (transfer 887459).
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Alice Emily Brown - C/T 4219-611 (transfer 891767).
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3287-381 - Christopher Arthur Griffith (as executor of probate) to Arthur William Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Carrier.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2879-675 - George Hodges Knox of Yuulong Upper Beaconsfield Colonel in the Australian Military Forces.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Arthur William Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Coach Driver - C/T 4432-358.
  24. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  25. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  26. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  27. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  28. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  29. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  30. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  31. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  32. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  33. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  34. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  35. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  36. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-336-A Shorthouse John Charles M 0 25/11/1879 104
    4-405-A Shorthouse Charlotte F      0 07/12/1885 168
    4-448-B Shorthouse [unnamed] 0 27/12/1888 196
    4-448-B Shorthouse [unnamed]     0 10/02/1892 247
    4-448 Shorthouse Emma F 62 04/07/1918 603
    4-448-A Shorthouse Alfred G. M      82 30/07/1921 670.
  37. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Nov 1904, p2.
  38. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 20 Aug 1906, p1.
  39. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "28 Feb 1917, p2."
  40. [S14] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate, 17 May 1917, p2.
  41. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "3 Aug 1917, p2."
  42. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jul 1918, p4.
  43. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 8 Jul 1918, p1.
  44. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 13 Jul 1918, p24.
  45. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Dec 1918, p3.
  46. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 July 1919.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Alfred George Shorthouse

M, #129, b. 10 Apr 1875, d. 15 Jun 1961
Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
(1875-1961)
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Mother*Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Probate (Will)* Alfred George Shorthouse. Rtd Council Employee. Thornbury. 15 Jun 1961. 569/614.1 
Note* Worked with C R B for many years.2 
Birth*10 Apr 1875 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B7291.3 
Education*1884 On attendance register of the first Upper Beaconsfield School. 
Christening11 Jan 1885 Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, C003414.4 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Shorthouse, A. G. junr. carrier.5 
Marriage*25 Jan 1905 Spouse: Lily Marion Skinner. St Matthias, Richmond, VIC, Australia, #M4.6,7
Land-UBeac24 Jun 1910 GEM-D-6. Transfer from The City of Melbourne Bank Ltd to Alfred George Shorthouse. 19a 2r 39p.8 
Land-Note24 Jun 1910 GEM-D-6: Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser Thomas Robert Burrows James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 8 Sep 1920. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.9 
Land-UBeac*19 Aug 1915 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Alfred George Shorthouse. 5a 2r 16p (northeastern part of property adj CA4.)10 
Land-Note*31 Dec 1915 GEM-D-2 (part): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby - discharged 6 Oct 1919. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.11 
Land-Note12 Sep 1916 GEM-D-6: Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby and Ernest Charles Melhuish - discharged 8 Sep 1920. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.12 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1916 GEM-D-6. Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to George Wilson Martin. 19a 2r 39p (took over Shorthouse's mortgages.)13 
Land-Note11 Dec 1918 GEM-D-2 (part): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby and Ernest Charles Melhuish - discharged 6 Oct 1919. Mortgagor was Alfred George Shorthouse.14 
Land-UBeac*6 Oct 1919 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to Alice Emily Brown. 5a 2r 16p (northeastern part of property adj CA4.)15 
Widower12 May 1921Alfred George Shorthouse became a widower upon the death of his wife Lily Marion Skinner.16 
Marriage*29 Feb 1928 Spouse: Violet Evelyn Grieve. At the house of Alf's sister Emmeline Winter, 8 Church Street, Abbotsford, VIC, Australia, #M1855.17,18
 
Death*15 Jun 1961 Thornbury, VIC, Australia, #D9966 (Age 85.)16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: distiller. With Alfred George Shorthouse and Emma Shorthouse and Charles Edgar Shorthouse.19,20
bt 1908 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: mailman. With Lily Marion Shorthouse.21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia, DODONAEA, COLONNADE NICHE, COLONNADE 4 SECTION N31

Family

Lily Marion Skinner b. 13 Nov 1884, d. 12 May 1921
Children 1.Gladys Flavia Shorthouse+ b. 1906, d. 10 Jul 1993
 2.Alfred George "Bill" Shorthouse+ b. 22 Mar 1912, d. 11 Aug 1986

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Jul 1909, Berwick Shire Council 2 July: TENDERS. Fencing at Upper Beaconsfield,-A. G. Shorthouse £15 10.32
  • 6 Mar 1923, A. G. SHORTHOUSE, Farrier & General Blacksmith, DARNUM.
    A TRIAL SOLICITED. - SATISFACTION ASSURED -
    Our circle of satisfied customers is growing every day. All work, large or small, will receive prompt attention.33,34

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2339; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 376.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Lysle Tabuteau 17 Aug 1998."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B7291."
  4. [S31] IGI "C003414."
  5. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  7. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Liz WALFORD information - marriage certificate has parents as Alfred Henry SKINNER (Clerk in Holy Orders) and Catherine HUSTLER."
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - The City of Melbourne Bank Limited to Alfred George Shorthouse the younger of Upper Beaconsfield orchardist.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Mortage No 283927 - Alexander Fraser Thomas Robert Burrows James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 8 Sep 1920.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Alfred George Shorthouse the Younger of Upper Beaconsfield Labourer - C/T 3909-722.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3909-722 - Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby - discharged 6 Oct 1919 - Mortgage No 355717.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Mortage No 363489 - Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby and Ernest Charles Melhuish - discharged 8 Sep 1920.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Alfred George Shorthouse to George Wilson Martin of Beaconsfield Upper orchardist - date could be 8th, 18th or 28th April.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3909-722 - Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby and Ernest Charles Melhuish - discharged 6 Oct 1919. Mortgage No 385704.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3909-722 - Alice Emily Brown of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  17. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Liz WALFORD - viewed marriage certificate."
  18. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  19. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  20. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  21. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  22. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  23. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  24. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  25. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  26. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  27. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  28. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  29. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  30. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  31. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    DODONAEA, COLONNADE NICHE, COLONNADE 4 SECTION N NICHE 81.
  32. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 7 Jul 1909, p2.
  33. [S14] Newspaper - West Gippsland Gazette, 6 Mar 1923, p4.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - West Gippsland Gazette (Warragul, Vic. : 1898 - 1930), Tue 29 Nov 1921, p3.
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Emily Mary Shorthouse

F, #130, b. 4 Sep 1877, d. Oct 1938
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Mother*Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameWinter. 
Name Variation Emily Mary Shorthouse was also known as Emmeline Mary Shorthouse. 
Birth*4 Sep 1877 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B24378 - as Emmeline Mary Shorthouse.1 
Education*1884 On attendance register of the first Upper Beaconsfield School. 
Christening11 Jan 1885 Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, C003414.2 
Marriage*1904 Spouse: Samuel Edward Winter. VIC, Australia, #M440.3
 
Death*Oct 1938 Abbotsford (Aford), VIC, Australia, #D9915 (Age 61) - as Emily Mary WINTER.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19198 Church Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Edward Winter.5
19378 Church Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Edward Winter. With Albert Winter.6

Grave

  • Joshua Jordan Lawn, Row AG, Grave 29, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia7

Family

Samuel Edward Winter b. 1872, d. 15 Oct 1954
Child 1.Albert Winter8 b. 1905, d. 1988

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B24378."
  2. [S31] IGI "C003414."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M440 (born Richmond)."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  6. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  8. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

John Charles Shorthouse

M, #131, b. 1879, d. 25 Nov 1879
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Mother*Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*1879 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B18638.1 
Death*25 Nov 1879 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D9776 age 5M.1 

Grave

  • Plots 4-448, 4-448-A, 4-336-A, 4-405-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, plus two unnamed babies 1888 & 18922

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D9776 age 5M."
  2. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-336-A Shorthouse John Charles M 0 25/11/1879 104
    4-405-A Shorthouse Charlotte F      0 07/12/1885 168
    4-448-B Shorthouse [unnamed] 0 27/12/1888 196
    4-448-B Shorthouse [unnamed]     0 10/02/1892 247
    4-448 Shorthouse Emma F 62 04/07/1918 603
    4-448-A Shorthouse Alfred G. M      82 30/07/1921 670.
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse

M, #132, b. 1880, d. 19 Nov 1958
Arthur William 'Boss' SHORTHOUSE
(1880-1958)
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Mother*Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Land-Note* 998/46 ARTHUR WILLIAM SHORTHOUSE DARNUM 34A 21--3--6.1 
Probate (Will)* Arthur W Shorthouse. X Farmer. Drouin. 19 Nov 1958. 534/383.2 
Birth*1880 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B20544.3 
(Witness) Burial20 Jun 1900Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse witnessed the burial of Amy Knudson on 20 Jun 1900 at Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia.4 
Marriage*30 Sep 1902 Spouse: Barbara Amy Hedrick. Manuka Park, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M5897.5,6
 
Marriage-Notice*13 Nov 1902SHORTHOUSE—HEDRICK.—On the 30th September at Manuka-park, Berwick, by the Rev. Jas. Wilson, Arthur William, second son of Alfred George Shorthouse, Upper Beaconsfield, to Barbara (Amy) fourth daughter of the late John Hedrick (alderman) merchant, Geelong, and niece of the late Colonel Kerr, formerly of the Hon E. I. Co.'s service.7 
Note*2 Sep 1903 Declared in relation to John LARKIN's probate (Affidavit of Surety): Arthur William Shorthouse of Manuka Park, Berwick, dealer in Stock.
The particulars of my property and the values thereof are as follows: - The following livestock now depasturing at Manuka Park aforesaid and consisting of two draft horses and two light buggy horses which I value at £10 each for the two draft horses and £5 each for the buggy horses also two cows at £5 each and further a jinker which I value at £5, making a total of £45. The jinker is also kept by me at Manuka Park. I have no liabilities.8 
Notebt 1912 - 1920 Owned 'Rosemont' and operated his business out of there.
Was registered owner of Lo Yuan on 7 May 1921 and sold (?) to Howard Smith on 16 Apr 1924.9 
Land-UBeac*11 Oct 1912 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), Rosemount. Transfer from Ann Tweddell to Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse. 1a 0r 38p.10 
Land-Note*11 Oct 1912 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part): Mortgagee: David Edmund Stodart. Discharged 10 Oct 1919. The loan on mortgage was to the value of £300.. Mortgagor was Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse.11,12 
(Witness) Probate (Will)6 Aug 1918Witnessed the will of Emma Shorthouse: buys part of GEM-D-1 in execution of probate.13 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 21). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse.14 
Land-Note*10 Oct 1919 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part): Mortgagee: The State Savings Bank of Victoria. Discharged 11 Dec 1920. Mortgagor was Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse.15 
Land-UBeac*11 Dec 1920 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), Rosemount. Transfer from Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse to James McDonnell. 1a 0r 38p.16 
Note*15 Dec 1920 John Frederick 'Jack' Tucker In a request to furnish the department with information about Jack's blood relations, Mr Shorthouse stated that Jack had no blood relations, but had lived with and worked for him for 8 years, prior to which he was an orphanage boy. He desired to have Jack's War Medals and would forward a claim for them. (A W Shorthouse and Jack Tucker were friends.)17 
Land-UBeac23 Mar 1921 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse. Balance 3a 2r 1p.18 
Land-Note23 Mar 1921 GEM-D-2 (part): Mortgagee: The State Savings Bank of Victoria. Mortgage discharged 21 Apr 1928. Mortgagor was Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse.19 
Land-UBeac*7 May 1921 GEM-C-12. Transfer from Walter Merritt to Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse. 19a 3r 12p.20 
Land-UBeac*22 Jun 1921 GEM-C-12. Transfer from Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse to Frederick Funnell. 19a 3r 12p.21 
Land-UBeac*11 Jan 1924 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse to Alexander Rushall. 3a 2r 1p.22 
Land-UBeac*7 Nov 1924 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 21). Transfer from Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse to John Grant.23 
Land-Note1927 GEM-D-2 (part): In Alexander Rushall's probate this property containing 3a 2r 1p on which is erected a weatherboard store and dwelling was valued at £800. Rushall was renting it back to A W Shorthouse. The principal under mortgage was £326.9.4 at the time of Rushall's death. It appears that Shorthouse was behind in rent to Rushall, the rent was barely covering the outgoings (insurance & interest on mortgage).24 
Notec 1933 Later Boss obtained a job at Noojee timber mill, and would ride there and back each week. Lysle: Both Boss and Arthur worked at Stoll's timber mill - looking at the distance now he thinks that they might have come home monthly rather than weekly - Lysle was only 6 years old at the time.
Later they moved to Buln Buln East and then Buln Buln where Boss' brother Bert was living, and later to a farm at Shady Creek.25,26 
Widower16 Dec 1947Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse became a widower upon the death of his wife Barbara Amy Hedrick.27 
Death*19 Nov 1958 Drouin, VIC, Australia, #D27827 age 80 [par Charles & unknown] [reg Warragul].28 
(Mentioned) Village Bell2Jan 1980 WITH LOVERIDGE’S GOING, AN ERA PASSES
David Russell, whose untimely death is reported elsewhere, worked most of his life with the Berwick owned business of Loveridge's, and succeeded his father as Manager of the B. U. store on Bill’s retirement shortly after his 70th birthday.
Bill Russell recalls the scene at Charing Cross around the outbreak of World War 1:
The Milk Bar (presently leased by Tom Van der Dolder, previously by Allens and Cooks, and owned retrospectively by Beckwith, Stuckett, Pingo, Colles and Mrs G. Thompson) was a confectionery and fruitmongery conducted by Horner and Funnell. Immediately adjacent (now Mick O’Riley and Anne McKay's art/craft enterprise) was a grocery conducted by Bill Berglund, whose father created “The Towers” on the road after his own name.
Across Halford Road was Tom “Sport” Brady’s hire coach shed (now still exhibiting well-weathered petroleum advertisements). A former garage owner in Melbourne, Tom retired to B. U. and lived in a small in-built section of the building which was formerly the co-operative fruit packing shed at Beaconsfield railway station. Across the Emerald Road, now Jack Stephen’s butcher's shop, was “Boss” Shorthouse’s headquarters for a Royal Mail and passenger horse coach/bus service. (Later Bill Berglund’s grocery moved to this site).
Alongside it, now Loveridges, was John Nathan’s general store. (Nathan’s first store opposite the Cenotaph, now Cr Keith Ewenson’s, was burnt down. He set up next door to the Salisbury Road Hall, then moved to the Loveridge’s site in 1929. Here John Glissman had constructed the present building, employing some of the timber from the Village's first school.)
Bill Russell, who lived with his family in Berwick, came into Loveridge’s employment as counter hand and delivery man in the early 1930’s when Loveridges bought the business from Nathan.
Trading at that time continued to 10 pm. on Saturday nights to cater for the influx of weekend holiday-makers. Wednesdays were closed days. Bill slept in the store for a month then brought his family to rent "Rosemont" in A’Beckett Road (now Mrs Atkinson's).
When Bill Noblet managed Loveridge’s (succeeding Syd Dean), Bill Russell moved into the Berglund shop and cottage at the rear, and subsequently purchased it. When Mrs. Russell died about 18 years ago, the former grocery shop (then acting as a bed-sitting room) was leased to Jack Stephens. Prior to this Jack was a taxi cab operator in Emerald.
Among Bill Russell’s regular chores some 40 years ago was the delivery of 44 gallon drums of lime-sulphur to the many orchards, by horse and dray. Later it was in the comfort of a 13 model Ford motor truck.
Bill ultimately took over the management of Loveridge’s for 4 years, before son David was to give him a well earned rest. Like the publicity he received when phasing out of a long association with the store, Bill's mother Celia came very much into the limelight when she celebrated her 100th birthday at the Pine Grove Hotel.
These few lines have been penned to recall the family’s association with a district entity about to fade into the past.29 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Barbara Amy Shorthouse.30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45

Family

Barbara Amy Hedrick b. 11 Aug 1865, d. 16 Dec 1947
Children 1.Arthur Hedrick Shorthouse+ b. 1903, d. 26 May 1981
 2.Amy Brydon Shorthouse+ b. 1906, d. 1990
 3.Norton Thomson Shorthouse+ b. 24 Sep 1907, d. 31 Jul 1986

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Nov 1904, CARRIER'S LICENSE. A carrier's license was issued to Arthur William Shorthouse.46
  • 25 Mar 1914, Mr B. Shorthouse met with an accident at Upper Beaconsfield on Monday, being kicked on the knee by a horse. He was attended to by Dr Griffith. It will be some weeks before he is able to get about again.47
  • 9 Jul 1914, Berwick Police Court. Wednesday, June 21. Before Messrs W. Harris, P.M. and a'Beckett, Smith and McLellan, J's P. Manning v.' Shorthouse, claim for goods sold and delivered. The amount claimed in this case was small, being less than one pound, but the principle at stake was important. Complainant said that Shorthouse had got meat from his shop for other people, whom he, Manning did not know, and whom he therefore would not trust. Shorthouse thereupon said "well, book it to me." Manning booked it to him and now Shorthouse could not see why he should pay for it. Defendant Shorthouse said that Manning knew the meat was for other people and that he, Shorthouse, was only a carrier. He admitted that he told Manning to book it to him. Mr Macpherson, who appeared for complainant, on the above facts being brought out before the Court, asked for a verdict for the amount claimed. He sub mitted that the distinction was clear between a guarantee where one man says to another "supply this third man with meat, and if he does not pay you, I will," and the straight out incurring of a debt by the first man where he says "supply this third man with meat and book it to me." The first case would be a guarantee to answer for the debt of another man and must have writing to evidence it The second case would be the sttaight out assumption of the debt by the first man himself. After some short discussion the P M. said an order would be made for the amount claimed and costs. He remarked that Shorthouse could recover the amount from the persons to whom he took the meat.48
  • 6 Dec 1916, Cr. Geo. W. Martin met with a painful accident last Saturday night. He was driving with Mr A. Shorthouse, when the wheel of the vehicle struck a stump, and both were thrown out. Mr Martin had his arm broken, and his companion received some painful bruises.49
  • 7 Dec 1916, Cr Geo. Martin met with a painful accident last Saturday night when going to Upper Beaconsfield to spend his week-end. -
    When turning a sharp corner the cab, driven by Mr Boss Shorthouse, overturned, throwing Cr Martin violently out, as well as the driver. Cr Martin sustained a broken arm and shock, while Mr Shorthouse got a severe shaking and bruising. The covering of the cab was badly damaged.50
  • 29 Aug 1918, Berwick Shire Council: Correspondence: From Lindsay Kerr, Beaconsfield Upper, re heaps of manure that Mr Shorthouse had been given notice to remove.-Referred to health officer.51
  • 26 Sep 1918, Berwick Shire Council: Correspondence: From Lindsay G. Kerr, Beaconsfield Upper, again complaining of manure heap at Beaconsfield Upper.--Received52
  • 16 Jun 1926, TO GARAGE PROPRIETORS, CARTAGE CONTRACTORS, CARRIERS, and OTHERS - ASSIGNED ESTATE OF A. W. SHORTHOUSE, General Carrier, Upper Beaconsfield. TENDERS, addressed to the undersigned, are invited for the Purchase of Live Stock, Plant, and Rolling Stock, Motor-cars, and other assets, as shown below, as a going concern, or in separate lots, of Arthur William Shorthouse, carrying on business of a general carrier, garage proprietor, and cartage contractor, at Upper Beaconsfield. The business is temporarily being carried on by the trustee.
    Stock-sheets may be inspected at our office, where Tender Forms and orders to inspect may be obtained.
    The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.
    The values of the assets at date of assignment
    (a) Live Stock (8 horses, 1 cow) £161 10 0
    (b) Plant and Rolling Stock (Drags, Waggons, Jinker, &c.) £165 0 0
    (c) Motor-cars (2 6-cyl. Nash) £500 0 0
    (d) Harness. £20 0 0
    (e) Tools and Equipment (Drill, Stocks and Dies, and Blacksmith's Sundries). £42 10 0
    (f) Office Furniture. £7 10 0
    (g) Farm Implements (Ploughs and Harrow). £11 0 0
    Tenders, accompanied by deposit of 10 per cent., close at 12 noon on Thursday, 24th June, 1926.
    W. B. BENNETT and Co., Public Accountants, 47 Queen street, Melbourne.53
  • 22 Jul 1926, CLEARING SALE. BEACONSFIELD UPPER. FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1926. Joseph Clarke & Co. Have received instructions from Messrs. W. B. BENNETT & CO., Public Accountants, 47 Queen Street, Melbourne, in the Assigned Estate of A. W. Shorthouse, to sell by public auction at one o’clock sharp, at Upper Beaconsfield.
    6 Horses.
    1 Cow.
    1000-gal. Tank. Gas Plant and Pipes,
    2 Double Lorries, Tip Dray, Jinker, 25
    Passenger Drag, 12 Passenger Drag,
    Double Waggonette.
    2 6-cylinder NASH MOTOR CARS.
    Set Blocks and Endless Chain, Jack, 2 Cycles, Air Pump, Bench, Anvil, Blower, Bolt Cutter, Stock and Dies, in case; Sundry Blacksmith's Tools, 2 cases (tool), and 2 Benches; Writing Desk, Double Disk Plough, 2 Light Ploughs, 2 Harrows.
    Further Particulars from Joseph Clarke and Co., Auctioneers, Dandenong; W. B. Bennett and Co., Public Accountants, 47 Queen Street, Melbourne.54
  • 11 May 1928, The property occupied by the Shorthouse family for at least 30 years has been sold to Mr. Nathan, of the store, Beaconsfield Upper.55

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0 unit 4857, item 998/46.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1707; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 236.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B20544."
  4. [S223] Original death certificate of Amy KNUDSON, 18 Jun 1900.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M5897."
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, waynehedrick - viewed Nov 2010.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Nov 1902, p1.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), John LARKIN. 89/578. Farmer.
  9. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1926-123 - Arthur William Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Cab Proprietor - transfer from the above named Edward Tweddell.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1926-123 - Mortgage No 311656 - discharged 10 Oct 1919.
  12. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), David E Stodart. Esquire. Toorak. 7 May 1916. 144/242. Lists mortgage in VPRS 28/P3, unit 621;.
  13. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 21 Jan 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown, Beaconsfield, on account of Purchase of three acres or thereabouts being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being part of the land described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316     - £24 19 6
    13 May 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown Balance of purchase money $75
    22 May 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown on account of Purchase of three acres or thereabouts being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being part of the land described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316 - £20
    24 June 1919: Mrs A. E. Brown Balance of purchase money $71 19 0
    14 Apr 1919: Mrs Sarah Watt, Oakleigh, on account of purchase of Lots 19 and 20 on Plan of Subdivision No. 2461 and being the land untransferred in Certificate of Title Volume 3509 Folio 701673 £45
    16 Apr 1919: Mrs Sarah Watt, balance £5
    26 Apr 1919: A W Shorthouse, Beaconsfield, on account of purchase of Lots 21, 22 and 23 on Plan of Subdivision No. 2461 more particularly described in Certificates og Title Volume 2879 Folio 575675 and Volume 3287 Folio 657381 £20
    26 July A W Shorthouse on account of balance of purchase money.
    17 Jul 1920: Capt A. Rushall deposit on purchase of 4 acres and 7 perches being part of Crown Allotment 2 Section D in the Parish of Gembrook and being the balance of the land more particularly described in Certificate of Title Volume 1822 Folio 364316     - £150
    (assets uncollected: Captain Rushall £175).
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3287-381 - Christopher Arthur Griffith (as executor of probate) to Arthur William Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Carrier.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1926-123 - Mortgage No 396166 - discharged 11 Dec 1920.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1926-123 - James McDonnell of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  17. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, Military File.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-316 - Arthur William Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Coach Driver - C/T 4432-358.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4432-358 - The Commissioners of the State Savings Bank of Victoria Mortgage No 422070 - discharged 21 Apr 1928.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 - Walter Merritt to Arthur William Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Coach Driver.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-397 - Arthur William Shorthouse to Frederick Funnell of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4432-358 - Alexander Rushall of 21 Queen Street Melbourne Gentleman.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3287-381 - Arthur William Shorthouse to John Grant of Berwick Undertaker.
  24. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1746; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 753.
  25. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Lysle Tabuteau 17 Aug 1998."
  26. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998. Pamela remembers the farm, and the enjoyment she shared with her sister Bunty and Lysle and Barbara."
  27. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D23504 age 77 [par John HEDRICK & Agnes BRYDEN]."
  28. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D27827 age 80 [par Charles & unknown]."
  29. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "010-1980, p10 by Paul Easton."
  30. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  31. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  32. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  33. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  34. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  35. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  36. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  37. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  38. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  39. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  40. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  41. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  42. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  43. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  44. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  45. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  46. [S14] Newspaper - Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian, 26 Nov 1904, p2.
  47. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "25 Mar 1914, p2."
  48. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Jul 1914, p4.
  49. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "6 Dec 1916, p2."
  50. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 7 Dec 1916, p2.
  51. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 29 Aug 1918, p3.
  52. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 26 Sep 1918, p3.
  53. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jun 1926 p3.
  54. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Thu 22 Jul 1926, p4.
  55. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 May 1928, p10.
Last Edited12 Jun 2017

Charles Edgar Shorthouse

M, #133, b. 1882, d. 20 Nov 1952
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Mother*Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE

World War I

Charles Edgard Shorthouse enlisted on 16 Jul 1915, aged 33 years and 9 months. He was a veterinary student at the time. He was discharged on 18 Feb 1916 on account of being medically unfit. He suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis, which first manifested c1901, when there was no apparent cause. He had a second attack at camp in Flemington due to exposure. There was evidence of consolidation on the right side. The medical officer stated that "this man is very anxious to remain. Could a ... billet as vet be found for him?"1
Birth*1882 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B20978.2 
Education*1888 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 5y 3m.3 
Note1903 Declared in relation to John LARKIN's probate (Affidavit of Surety): Charles Edgar SHORTHOUSE of Upper Beaconsfield, dealer.
The particulars of my property and the values thereof are as follows: - namely the following livestock now depasturing at Upper Beaconsfield and consisting four horses, valued at £20. £7. £10. + £5. respectively, total £42 and one cow which is valued at £5. They are all kept at Upper Beaconsfield and one horse at my brother Alfred's paddock, the other three at Mr Marsh's and Mr Richardson's paddocks respectively and the cow at Mr Walker's paddock.4 
Marriage*23 Aug 1911 Spouse: Annie Lane. VIC, Australia, #M7419 - married as Annie SANDERS.5
 
Widower8 Oct 1924Charles Edgar Shorthouse became a widower upon the death of his wife Annie Lane.6 
Marriage*1931 Spouse: Erna Margaret Kanter. VIC, Australia, #M8342.7,6
 
Death*20 Nov 1952 Abbotsford (Aford), VIC, Australia, #D13726 age 70.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dealer. With Alfred George Shorthouse and Emma Shorthouse and Alfred George Shorthouse.9,10
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dealer. With Alfred George Shorthouse and Emma Shorthouse.11,12
bt 1912 - 1917Highbury Grove, East Prahran, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: student. With Annie Shorthouse.13,14,15,16
1919126 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: horse dealer.17
19366 William Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer. With Erna Margaret Shorthouse.18

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Jun 1912, Domestic Differences.
    At the Prahran Court on Monday, before Mr Curwen-Walker (chairman), Messrs Hutton, M'Kinnon and Captain Panter, J's.P., Annie Shorthouse, charged her husband, C. E. Shorthouse, with leaving her without adequate means of support. The defendant did not appear. Mrs Shorthouse, who was represented by Mr Nigan, stated that she was married in August of last year. Last month she only received 26/- from her husband, and for the previous month 27/-. The house she was living in was the property of her former husband. The Bench made an order against defendant for the payment of £1 per week, with one surety of £25 ; costs, £1/3/6. Mrs Shorthouse also asked that defendant be bound over to keep the peace. She also detailed occasions when, she alleged, he had assaulted her. Charles Armstrong, a neighbour, also alleged in stances of assaults by defendant on his (defendant's) wife.
    The Bench bound defendant over to keep the peace for 12 months, himself in one surety of £25, and another in a like amount ; costs, £1/1/0.19
  • 27 Jun 1912, Charles Edgar Shorthouse.—A warrant of commitment has been issued by the Prahran Bench against Charles Edgar Shorthouse for imprisonment, in default of not finding surety of £25 to comply with an order of maintenance to pay 20s. weekly for the support of his wife.
    Description:—Horse dealer, about 30 years of age, 6 feet high, medium build, dark complexion and hair, clean shaven; generally wears a grey sac suit and grey felt hat.—O.4459A. 22nd June, 1912.20
  • 24 Jul 1915, ARREARS FOR MAINTENANCE. Annie Shorthouse summoned her husband, Charles E. Shorthouse, for £41/13/-, being arrears of maintenance money made under an order of the court for her maintenance. Mr. Nigan appeared for complainant, and Mr. Stevens for defendant. For the defence, it was stated that defendant had joined the Australian Expeditionary Forces, and therefore it was not in the power of the Bench to send him to gaol. An order was made for the payment of the arrears, defendant to be imprisoned until the order was complied with.21
  • 10 Aug 1918, SLIPPERY SHORTHOUSE. ANNIE AFTER HIM AGAIN FOR ARREARS.
    "Pay Up, or Prison," is the Bench's Pronouncement.
    At the Prahran Court on Monday, before Messrs. F. A. Sargeant (chairman), S. Bangs, H. Lavery, and J. G. Cooke, Js.P., a case with some rather peculiar features was heard, the complainant being Annie Shorthouse, of Highbury-grove, East Prahran, and the defendant her husband, Charles Henry Shorthouse, whose address was given on the summons as Upper Beaconsfield, or Bendigo, and who was sued for £29 12s. 10d., arrears of maintenance up to July 8, 1918.
    Mr. Nigan, who appeared for the complainant, said the defendant was a veterinary surgeon, and well known in the country districts. The summons was served on him in Bendigo.
    Mr. Abrahams, for defendant, said that his client disputed the claim on the grounds that, since the order was made, the parties had been living together as man and wife, and that thefefore, the order lapsed.
    The complainant said that on June 17, 1912, an order was made by the Prahran Court for defendant to pay her £1 per week maintenance. He obeyed the order for some time; but then fell into arrears, and on July 19, 1915, she sued him for £41 10s. arrears. An order was made for that amount, in default imprisonment until it was paid. The defendant then enlisted, and APPEALED AGAINST THE ORDER, but the Court of General Sessions ordered him to pay for her maintenance out of his military pay, and if he did not do so, the appeal was to be struck out. Witness received military pay from defendant up to February, 1916, when he was discharged from the forces. Since then she had received the money very irregularly, and on July 6 the sum of £29 12s. 10d. was due.
    To Mr. Abrahams: Witness lived in a five roomed house in East Prahran with her two daughters by a former marriage. Her mother also lived at the house. Defendant was in the habit of coming home under the influence of drink; but she never at any time, since the order was made, occupied the same room with him. If he came into her bedroom she left it, and slept on a couch in another room.
    Defendant, on oath, described himself as a horse dealer. He also attended horses suffering from dental troubles. At the present time he was living at the Terminus Hotel at Bendigo. He returned to live with his wife in July, 1917, and since that date had occupied the same bed with her on several occasions. When the front bedroom was occupied by his wife's mother, he slept in a single bed with his wife.
    To Mr Nigan: He was before the Court in July, 1915, when he was sued for arrears of maintenance. On that occasion he said that he had
    COHABITED WITH HIS WIFE, and on that occasion the Bench did not believe him. He could not say what his earnings were as a horse dealer; but they did not exceed £2 5s. per week. He was not a veterinary surgeon, and did not claim to be one. He could not say what his earnings were for attending to horses' teeth troubles.
    William Edward Rance said that he remembered calling at Shorthouse's house at a quarter to seven one morning and saw Mrs. Shorthouse. Witness asked her to call her husband, and she told him to go into the bedroom where Shorthouse was in bed.
    To Mr. Nigan: Witness could not say whether Mrs. Shorthouse occupied the same bed that night.
    Edward William Tucker said that between January and April, 1917, he called for defendant one morning, and knocked at the window. Mrs. Shortbouse asked who was there. Witness told her, and she called out "Get up, Shorty; Rance and Tucker are here for you."
    Mr. Nigan: Do you say that defendant slept in the same bed as his wife that night?
    —No.
    The Chairman said that the Bench did not believe a word that defendant had sworn.
    Defendant had been before them on several occasions, and given the same evidence. The Bench did not believe him on this occasion, and would make an order for the amount claimed: in default, imprisonment till it was paid.
    Mr Abrahams asked for time.
    Mr. Nigan objected. The defendant was a slippery customer, and if time was allow ed it would be difficult to locate him.
    The application for time to pay was refused.22

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, military file.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B20978."
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: Guardian Alfred Shorthouse, storekeeper.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), John LARKIN. 89/578. Farmer.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7419."
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  7. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from a family group sheet."
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D13726 age 70."
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  11. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  12. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  13. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  14. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  15. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  16. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  17. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  18. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Malvern Standard, 22 Jun 1912, p4.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 27 Jun 1912, p28.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Prahran Chronicle (Vic. : 1894 - 1906; 1914 - 1918), Sat 24 Jul 1915, p5.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - Truth (Melbourne ed.) (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Sat 10 Aug 1918, p2.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Robert Alexander Shorthouse

M, #134, b. 1887, d. 29 Sep 1940
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Mother*Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Land-Note* 12000/42.44 EDWARD COOK ROBERT ALEXANDER SHORTHOUSE CHARLES CHEVERTON WYATT NEERIM EAST 7A A 17--3--30.1 
Note* Operated the Post Office at Buln Buln.2 
Probate (Will)* Robert A Shorthouse. Farmer. Buln Buln. 29 Sep 1940. 317/424.3 
Name Variation Robert Alexander Shorthouse was also known as Bert Shorthouse. 
Birth*1887 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B8665.4 
Marriage*1912 Spouse: Marion Bayston Wilkinson. VIC, Australia, #M3823.5
 
Death*29 Sep 1940 Warragul, VIC, Australia, #D22338 (Age 54.)6 
Death-Notice*30 Sep 1940SHORTHOUSE.—On September 29, at Warragul, Robert Alexander, dearly beloved husband of May, and loving father of Mavis (Mrs Rawlinson, Buln Buln.)7 
Village Bell*Jun 2001The article reads: Cricket on the village 'green'
(From the diary of a young cricketer - Bert Shorthouse the youngest face in the club photo of 1893)
Sat. October 5 1901. "It is almost time to walk up to the cricket ground. We have transferred our matches from Shorthouse's paddock to the recreation ground, which we bought from Mr Priestley.
This morning I have been driving one of Dad's drags down to the station at Beaconsfield to pick up passengers who are staying at Salisbury House for the weekend. It looks like a really busy weekend for the local guest houses as over two hundred folk from Melbourne arrived on the two trains.
The road is not in very good condition though and a couple of old folk were almost jolted out of the cart by a wheel rut.
Cricket starts at 3.00pm and I have put on my club tie to wear with my other cricket clothes. I'm really looking forward to playing against the Cardinia Creekers from down the hill. We had a visit from Hugh Trumble last week so the chaps are really keen. Hugh recently took a hat trick for Australia (as they are now called after all the states combined). The test was against England of course.
Our club has been going for eight years now since being formed for the first time. The fellows enjoy playing in the Berwick and Dandenong Cricket Association, which was formed for the first time two years ago. We have agreed to arrive-early today as we have to pull out a lot of bayonet grass before we can play, to make the ground smoother. My bowling hand will be a little the worse for wear after that effort.
Dad (Bert) is opening the innings today with Hans Glismann. They have formed a great opening partnership despite being a lot older than the rest of us and Hans' knees aren't much good any more -he knows how to turn an easy three into a risky single.
We have fourteen players registered but are struggling to field a team today because of the number of Melbournites visiting the Village for the weekend. Spring turns Upper Beaconsfield into a virtual haven as people come up here to enjoy the rarefied air which is supposed to be good for your lungs. There are pretty walks in the fern gullies below Salisbury House which are very popular.
Well I'd better pack my bat and pick up the plate of scones with jam and cream for afternoon tea otherwise I'll be late. The Cardinia Creekers will be a pushover so I don't want to miss the fun."
If you want to know more about local history read Rob Hansen's history of our Village contained in his recently released work "A Century Partnership" (contact Rob if you require a copy). Upper Beaconsfield cricket was certainly very different in Federation Victoria to that of the infant years of the 21st century - one hundred years later.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1917Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Marion Bayston Shorthouse.9,10,11,12

Family

Marion Bayston Wilkinson b. 1876, d. 8 Jul 1956
Child 1.Mavis Weston Shorthouse b. 1912, d. 8 Feb 1977

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0 unit 3385, item 12000/42.44
    1904 to 1937.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Lysle Tabuteau 17 Aug 1998."
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3419.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B8665."
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M3823."
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Sep 1940 p4.
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 140, Jun/Jul 2001, p12 by Rob Hansen."
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  11. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  12. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
Last Edited11 Jun 2017

Charlotte M Shorthouse

F, #135, b. 1885, d. Dec 1885
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Mother*Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*1885 Berwick, VIC, Australia, not registered. 
Death*Dec 1885 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D11108 age 5M.1 

Grave

  • Plots 4-448, 4-448-A, 4-336-A, 4-405-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, plus two unnamed babies 1888 & 18922

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D11108 age 5M."
  2. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-336-A Shorthouse John Charles M 0 25/11/1879 104
    4-405-A Shorthouse Charlotte F      0 07/12/1885 168
    4-448-B Shorthouse [unnamed] 0 27/12/1888 196
    4-448-B Shorthouse [unnamed]     0 10/02/1892 247
    4-448 Shorthouse Emma F 62 04/07/1918 603
    4-448-A Shorthouse Alfred G. M      82 30/07/1921 670.
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

Florence Amy Shorthouse

F, #136, b. 1894, d. 20 Oct 1941
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
Mother*Emma Thornton b. 1853, d. 2 Jul 1918
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameMullens.1 
Married NameHargreaves. 
Birth*1894 North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B26513.2 
Land-UBeac*5 Oct 1915 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 6.17). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Florence Amy Shorthouse.3 
Land-UBeac5 Oct 1915 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 5.18). Transfer from Emma Shorthouse to Florence Amy Shorthouse.4 
Land-Note*23 Jan 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461: surrender of easement.5 
Land-UBeac*10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 5.6.17.18). Transfer from Florence Amy Shorthouse to Lucie Emily Dupont.6 
Marriage*1921 Spouse: James Douglas Hargreaves. VIC, Australia, #M5986.7
 
Divorce*Dec 1937 
Marriage*1938 Spouse: John Stephen Mullens. VIC, Australia, #M1852.8
 
Death*20 Oct 1941 Warrandyte South, VIC, Australia, #D22330 (Age 45) - as Flo Amy MULLENS.9 
Death-Notice*21 Oct 1941MULLENS.—On October 20, at Warrandyte, Florence Amy, the dearly loved wife of John Mullens. At rest.
MULLENS.—The friends of Mr. JOHN S MULLENS are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his beloved wife Florence Amy, to the place of interment, the Warrandyte Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to arrive at the cemetery gates at 3 p.m. THIS DAY. (Tuesday), October 21.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1916 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.11,12,13,14
1924Lang Lang, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Douglas Hargreaves.15
1937Warrandyte, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Aug 1937, DIVORCE HELD UP. Judge Has Doubts. Mr. Justice Dwyer in the Supreme Court yesterday gave his attention to a petition by James Douglas Hargreaves for divorce from Florence Amy Hargreaves, on the ground of desertion. Represented by Mr. J. Hale, the petitioner, a farmer, of Coolup, said that the marriage took place in Victoria in April, 1921. There were no children of the union. In November, 1924, petitioner was informed by his wife that she was suffering from tuberculosis. It was arranged that she should enter a sanatorium but some time later petitioner saw her with a man named Gilbert, and she admitted that she had been on familiar terms with him. About a year later petitioner went to South Australia, having heard nothing more from his wife. In July, 1926, he came to this State and made his permanent home at Coolup. In 1930 he tried to get in touch with his wife, "to see if she had come to her senses," but could not discover her whereabouts. Late last year she was located at Warrandyte (Victoria), and petitioner wrote to her twice, but received no reply. He now wished to re-marry. Mr. Justice Dwyer said that as to the period of desertion alleged to have taken place in Victoria, proof would have to be brought that desertion was a matrimonial offence under the Victorian law. And even if it were so, His Honour was dubious as to whether desertion in Victoria would give any right to divorce here. As to counsel's contention that the desertion, for a period of three years and upwards, could be regarded as having taken place since the petitioner became domiciled in this State, it was extremely doubtful whether the respondent had known her husband's whereabouts. If she lacked this knowledge, how was it possible that she could have returned to him if she had desired to do so? The hearing would be adjourned until 10.30 a.m. next Monday, to enable counsel to examine the whole position. It was possible, suggested His Honour, that an amendment of the petition might be advisable.17
  • 14 Aug 1937, FARMER'S DIVORCE. A divorce from Florence Amy Hargreaves, on the ground of desertion, was yesterday granted to James Douglas Hargreaves, a Coolup farmer, at the resumption of an adjourned hearing of his petition, before Mr. Justice Dwyer in the Supreme Court. Mr. J. Hale, for the petitioner, produced proof (required by the Judge when the case was brought on earlier in the week), that desertion was a matrimonial offence under the Victorian law. After hearing counsel's quotation of relevant authorities, and argument based on those authorities and on the facts of the case, Mr. Justice Dwyer said that as it had now been established that the action of the respondent was a matrimonial offence in Victoria, where her desertion had commenced in 1924, and as he (the Judge), was satisfied from an afidavit in the case that the respondent had had a continuing intention of deserting her husband, the petitioner would be granted a decree nisi. On Mr. Hale emphasising that the petitioner wished to re-marry, His Honour agreed to make the decree returnable in December.18

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from a family group sheet."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B26513."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3509-673 - Florence May Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster - C/T 3921-062 (consolidated title including lots 5.18).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2136-114 - Florence May Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Spinster - C/T 3921-062 (consolidated title including lots 6.17).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3921-062 - Florence Amy Shorthouse - surrender of easement as to part to George Wilson Martin.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3921-062 - Lucie Dupont of Toorak Road South Yarra Married Woman - C/T 4236-152.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  8. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as HARGREAVES."
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 21 Oct 1941, p1.
  11. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  12. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  13. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  16. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 12 Aug 1937, p3.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 14 Aug 1937, p14.
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

Lily Marion Skinner

F, #137, b. 13 Nov 1884, d. 12 May 1921
Father*Henry Alfred Skinner b. 16 Feb 1832, d. 23 Jun 1899
Mother*Catherine Whittaker b. 1 Oct 1857, d. 8 Sep 1919
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameShorthouse. 
Birth*13 Nov 1884 Mt Duneed, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B4307 (as Lillie Maria.)1 
Marriage*25 Jan 1905 Spouse: Alfred George Shorthouse. St Matthias, Richmond, VIC, Australia, #M4.2,3
(Heir) Probate (Will)10 Oct 1919 Catherine Whittaker She received the proceeds of sale of a £1000 3% inscribed stock, which netted her £602.2.10.4 
Death*12 May 1921 Dr Moore's Private Hospital, Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D6637 (Age 37) [par Alf Henry SKINNER & Catherine HUSTLER].5 
Death-Notice*13 May 1921SHORTHOUSE.—On the 12th May, at Dr. Moore's private hospital, Lilian Marion, much loved wife of Alfred Shorthouse, mother of Gladys and Alfred, of Nilma, late of Upper Beaconsfield, aged 37 years. Sleeping.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alfred George Shorthouse.7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16

Grave

  • CE 1631, Box Hill Cemetery, Box Hill, VIC, Australia17

Family

Alfred George Shorthouse b. 10 Apr 1875, d. 15 Jun 1961
Children 1.Gladys Flavia Shorthouse+ b. 1906, d. 10 Jul 1993
 2.Alfred George "Bill" Shorthouse+ b. 22 Mar 1912, d. 11 Aug 1986

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Liz WALFORD information."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Liz WALFORD information - marriage certificate has parents as Alfred Henry SKINNER (Clerk in Holy Orders) and Catherine HUSTLER."
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0003 unit 977, item 167/687
    VPRS 7591/P0002 unit 612, item 167/687.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 May 1921 p1.
  7. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  10. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  15. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://austcemindex.com/inscription?id=9816360,.
Last Edited11 Jun 2017

Barbara Amy Hedrick

F, #138, b. 11 Aug 1865, d. 16 Dec 1947
Barbara Amy SHORTHOUSE (nee HEDRICK)
(1865-1947)
Father*John Hedrick b. 5 Oct 1820, d. 6 Mar 1900
Mother*Agnes Brydon b. 10 Jan 1830, d. 2 Nov 1907
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameShorthouse. 
Birth*11 Aug 1865 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B15569.1,2 
Birth-Notice*12 Aug 1865Hedrick.—On the 11th inst, at Ryrie-street, Mrs Hedrick of a daughter.3 
(Witness) Land-Notec 1895 The Hedrick sisters, Barbara Amy Hedrick and Annie Thomson Hedrick, leased Ben Eay from Martha 'Patty' MacKenzie c1895 and operated it as a guesthouse until mid 1896, when they took over Salisbury House. 
(Heir) Probate (Will)24 Apr 1900 John Hedrick Her father leaves her and her sister Annie 20 shares in the fresh Food and Frozen Meat Company in equal shares (valued at £2).4 
(Witness) Land-NoteNov 1901 BER-25 (part) and BER-24 (part): Annie HEDRICK and her sister Barbara Amy must have been tenants of Manuka Park then owned by Malwyn A'Beckett, as their names are not listed on the title.5 
Marriage*30 Sep 1902 Spouse: Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse. Manuka Park, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M5897.6,7
 
Marriage-Notice13 Nov 1902SHORTHOUSE—HEDRICK.—On the 30th September at Manuka-park, Berwick, by the Rev. Jas. Wilson, Arthur William, second son of Alfred George Shorthouse, Upper Beaconsfield, to Barbara (Amy) fourth daughter of the late John Hedrick (alderman) merchant, Geelong, and niece of the late Colonel Kerr, formerly of the Hon E. I. Co.'s service.8 
Death*16 Dec 1947 Warragul, VIC, Australia, #D23504 age 77 [par John HEDRICK & Agnes BRYDEN].9 
Death-Notice*17 Dec 1947SHORTHOUSE. - On December 16, at Warragul, Amy Barbara, beloved wife of Arthur William, and loving mother of Arthur, Bryden (Mrs. C. McMillan, of Sale), and Norton.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse.11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26

Family

Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse b. 1880, d. 19 Nov 1958
Children 1.Arthur Hedrick Shorthouse+ b. 1903, d. 26 May 1981
 2.Amy Brydon Shorthouse+ b. 1906, d. 1990
 3.Norton Thomson Shorthouse+ b. 24 Sep 1907, d. 31 Jul 1986

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Nov 1895, BEACONSFIELD HIILS.-BEN EAY, first class ACCOMMODATION, scenery unsurpassed, fern gullies, conveyance meets visitors. A and A Hedrick.27
  • 11 Dec 1895... and now our big boarding house "Kincraik," is tenantless. -True, Mr. Sykes of the Pine Grove hotel is still ready to welcome visitors, and the Misses Hedrick, at "Ben Eay, have accommodation for a limited number of guests, and there are, in addition, various furnished and unfurnished residences which may if not already bespoken, be engaged for the season; but still the supply is not equal to the demand, and it will be a distinct calamity should the building which Mrs Craik and her daughters have made so widely known, remain unoccupied, for long.28
  • 17 Jan 1896, BEACONSFIELD HILLS.-BEN EAY, first-class ACCOMMODATION, scenery unsurpassed, fern gullies; conveyance meets visitors. The Misses Hedrick, proprietresses.29
  • 21 Apr 1896, BEACONSFIELD HILLS.—BEN EAY, first-class ACCOMMODATION, scenery unsurpassed, fern gullies, conveyance meets visitors. The Misses Hedrick, proprietresses.30,31
  • 24 Jun 1896, Firstly, the large boarding house formerly known as "Kincraik," so long under the management of Mrs. Craik, has been taken by the Misses Hedrick, of " Ben Eay," Upper Beaconsfield, and will shortly be re-opened.32
  • 19 Sep 1896, BEACONSFIELD HILLS. SALISBURY HOUSE (Late Kincraik).-Superior ACCOMODATION, healthy magnificent scenery, tennis, stabling; moderate. Coaches meet trains. A. and A. Hedrick (late Ben Eay.)33
  • 26 May 1898, Upper Beaconsfield.—A very successful and well attended garden fete was held on the 7th April in the grounds of " Salisbury House," kindly lent for the occasion by the Misses Hedrick, in aid of the Children's Hospital. A variety of amusements were provided. Fancy, flower, fruit, confectionery and refreshment stalls were all well patronised, and the business greatly enhanced by Short's Military Band, which played the latest music during the afternoon. The other attractions were tennis, croquet, fine art gallery, archery, etc. In the evening a concert was held in the Assembly Hall, where there was an excellent programme of songs and recitations, rendered by local musicians and assisted by Miss Henriette Ridley, a wellknown Melbourne vocalist, who sang two songs and joined Mr. Elcoate in the duet "The Sailor Sighs," which was pronounced the gem of the evening. Miss Hedrick was hon. treasurer and Mr. Glismann hon. secretary, and may both be complimented on the success which crowned their efforts. The amount to be handed over to the institution will be about £25.34
  • 13 Nov 1901, It is currently reported here that the Misses Hedrick, who have for the past few years so successfully conducted "Salisbury House," Upper Beaconsfeld, as a first class boarding establishment, have purchased "Manuka Park," lately the residence of Mr. Malwyn a'Beckett, and intend adapting and improving the same so as to make it comfortable to their patrons. The property is admirably situated for a country residence, the golf links being quite handy, and fishing can be indulged in, as Cardinia Creek is the boundary of the estate. There can hardly be a doubt that the enterprise of the Misses Hedrick will be a success.35
  • 18 Nov 1901, A.—The Misses Hedrick, late of Salisbury-house, Upper Beaconsfield, are removing to Manuka park, Berwick where they will in thr course of a few days be prepared to ACCOMMODATE VISITORS as before.36
  • 5 Apr 1902, AT Manuka-park, Berwick, superior ACCOMMODATION for visitors; shooting, tennis, golf; own conveyance meets train when advised at Beaconsfield station. The Misses Hedrick, late Salisbury-house, Beaconsfield.37
  • 6 Jan 1903, For the Childrens Hospital we have received £2/13/, the proceeds of a concert given by the Misses Hedrick, of Manuka park, Berwick, on New Year's Eve.38
  • 9 Mar 1904, Mrs. Hedrick has sold her place, "Manuka Park," to Mr. Walker, an uncle of Mr. Walker's (Mr. Bevan's son in law) of the Big House, Beaconsfield. Mr Walker, son and family will shortly .... [unreadable]39
  • 16 Mar 1904, Mrs Shorthouse and Miss Hedrick of Manuka Park gave a very enjoyable evening and dance to friends last Wednesday evening due to their leaving the district. More than thirty people were present, and a delightful time was spent, them dispersing inthe small hours.40
  • 16 Dec 1948, SHORTHOUSE.-In loving memory of my beloved wife, Amy Brydon, who passed away December 16, 1947.41

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B15569."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Judy Soutar, New Zealand - viewed Nov 2010.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus Geelong Advertiser, 12 Aug 1865, p2.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1869-606.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M5897."
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, waynehedrick - viewed Nov 2010.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Nov 1902, p1.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D23504 age 77 [par John HEDRICK & Agnes BRYDEN]."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 17 Dec 1947, p15.
  11. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  12. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  13. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  19. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  20. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  21. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  24. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  25. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  26. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Nov 1895, p8.
  28. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 11 Dec 1895, p3.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jan 1896, p8.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Feb 1896, p12.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Apr 1896, p8.
  32. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 24 Jun 1896, p3.
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Sep 1896, p12.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - Melbourne Punch (Vic. : 1855 - 1900), Thu 26 May 1898, p18.
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 13 Nov 1901, p2.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 18 Nov 1901, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9616567
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Apr 1902 p15.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Jan 1903, p4.
  39. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Mar 1904, p2.
  40. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 16 Mar 1904, p2.
  41. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Dec 1948 p14.
Last Edited15 Aug 2018

Annie Lane

F, #139, b. 1876, d. 8 Oct 1924
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Probate (Will)* 198/844. Annie SANDERS., Annie SANDERS. Date of grant: 19 Nov 1924; Alternative name: Annie Shorthouse; Date of death: 08 Oct 1924; Occupation: Married; Residence: E Prahran.1 
Married NameSanders. 
Married NameShorthouse. 
Birth*1876 Werribee, VIC, Australia, #B26828 [par Isaac LANE & Elizabeth SPENSER].2 
Marriage*1896 Spouse: Edmund Sanders. VIC, Australia, #M9.3
 
Widow3 Sep 1907Annie Lane became a widow upon the death of her husband Edmund Sanders.4 
Marriage*23 Aug 1911 Spouse: Charles Edgar Shorthouse. VIC, Australia, #M7419 - married as Annie SANDERS.5
 
Death*8 Oct 1924 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D12684 (Age 47) [par Isaac LANE & Elizabeth SPENCER].3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1917Highbury Grove, East Prahran, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Edgar Shorthouse.6,7,8,9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Jun 1912, Domestic Differences.
    At the Prahran Court on Monday, before Mr Curwen-Walker (chairman), Messrs Hutton, M'Kinnon and Captain Panter, J's.P., Annie Shorthouse, charged her husband, C. E. Shorthouse, with leaving her without adequate means of support. The defendant did not appear. Mrs Shorthouse, who was represented by Mr Nigan, stated that she was married in August of last year. Last month she only received 26/- from her husband, and for the previous month 27/-. The house she was living in was the property of her former husband. The Bench made an order against defendant for the payment of £1 per week, with one surety of £25 ; costs, £1/3/6. Mrs Shorthouse also asked that defendant be bound over to keep the peace. She also detailed occasions when, she alleged, he had assaulted her. Charles Armstrong, a neighbour, also alleged in stances of assaults by defendant on his (defendant's) wife.
    The Bench bound defendant over to keep the peace for 12 months, himself in one surety of £25, and another in a like amount ; costs, £1/1/0.10
  • 24 Jul 1915, ARREARS FOR MAINTENANCE. Annie Shorthouse summoned her husband, Charles E. Shorthouse, for £41/13/-, being arrears of maintenance money made under an order of the court for her maintenance. Mr. Nigan appeared for complainant, and Mr. Stevens for defendant. For the defence, it was stated that defendant had joined the Australian Expeditionary Forces, and therefore it was not in the power of the Bench to send him to gaol. An order was made for the payment of the arrears, defendant to be imprisoned until the order was complied with.11
  • 10 Aug 1918, SLIPPERY SHORTHOUSE. ANNIE AFTER HIM AGAIN FOR ARREARS.
    "Pay Up, or Prison," is the Bench's Pronouncement.
    At the Prahran Court on Monday, before Messrs. F. A. Sargeant (chairman), S. Bangs, H. Lavery, and J. G. Cooke, Js.P., a case with some rather peculiar features was heard, the complainant being Annie Shorthouse, of Highbury-grove, East Prahran, and the defendant her husband, Charles Henry Shorthouse, whose address was given on the summons as Upper Beaconsfield, or Bendigo, and who was sued for £29 12s. 10d., arrears of maintenance up to July 8, 1918.
    Mr. Nigan, who appeared for the complainant, said the defendant was a veterinary surgeon, and well known in the country districts. The summons was served on him in Bendigo.
    Mr. Abrahams, for defendant, said that his client disputed the claim on the grounds that, since the order was made, the parties had been living together as man and wife, and that thefefore, the order lapsed.
    The complainant said that on June 17, 1912, an order was made by the Prahran Court for defendant to pay her £1 per week maintenance. He obeyed the order for some time; but then fell into arrears, and on July 19, 1915, she sued him for £41 10s. arrears. An order was made for that amount, in default imprisonment until it was paid. The defendant then enlisted, and APPEALED AGAINST THE ORDER, but the Court of General Sessions ordered him to pay for her maintenance out of his military pay, and if he did not do so, the appeal was to be struck out. Witness received military pay from defendant up to February, 1916, when he was discharged from the forces. Since then she had received the money very irregularly, and on July 6 the sum of £29 12s. 10d. was due.
    To Mr. Abrahams: Witness lived in a five roomed house in East Prahran with her two daughters by a former marriage. Her mother also lived at the house. Defendant was in the habit of coming home under the influence of drink; but she never at any time, since the order was made, occupied the same room with him. If he came into her bedroom she left it, and slept on a couch in another room.
    Defendant, on oath, described himself as a horse dealer. He also attended horses suffering from dental troubles. At the present time he was living at the Terminus Hotel at Bendigo. He returned to live with his wife in July, 1917, and since that date had occupied the same bed with her on several occasions. When the front bedroom was occupied by his wife's mother, he slept in a single bed with his wife.
    To Mr Nigan: He was before the Court in July, 1915, when he was sued for arrears of maintenance. On that occasion he said that he had
    COHABITED WITH HIS WIFE, and on that occasion the Bench did not believe him. He could not say what his earnings were as a horse dealer; but they did not exceed £2 5s. per week. He was not a veterinary surgeon, and did not claim to be one. He could not say what his earnings were for attending to horses' teeth troubles.
    William Edward Rance said that he remembered calling at Shorthouse's house at a quarter to seven one morning and saw Mrs. Shorthouse. Witness asked her to call her husband, and she told him to go into the bedroom where Shorthouse was in bed.
    To Mr. Nigan: Witness could not say whether Mrs. Shorthouse occupied the same bed that night.
    Edward William Tucker said that between January and April, 1917, he called for defendant one morning, and knocked at the window. Mrs. Shortbouse asked who was there. Witness told her, and she called out "Get up, Shorty; Rance and Tucker are here for you."
    Mr. Nigan: Do you say that defendant slept in the same bed as his wife that night?
    —No.
    The Chairman said that the Bench did not believe a word that defendant had sworn.
    Defendant had been before them on several occasions, and given the same evidence. The Bench did not believe him on this occasion, and would make an order for the amount claimed: in default, imprisonment till it was paid.
    Mr Abrahams asked for time.
    Mr. Nigan objected. The defendant was a slippery customer, and if time was allow ed it would be difficult to locate him.
    The application for time to pay was refused.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/P2 unit 703, item 198/844
    VPRS 28/P3 unit 1490, item 198/844.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "reg WYND."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7419."
  6. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  7. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  9. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Malvern Standard, 22 Jun 1912, p4.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Prahran Chronicle (Vic. : 1894 - 1906; 1914 - 1918), Sat 24 Jul 1915, p5.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Truth (Melbourne ed.) (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Sat 10 Aug 1918, p2.
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

Samuel Edward Winter

M, #140, b. 1872, d. 15 Oct 1954
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*1872 Cranbourne, VIC, Australia, #B15489 [par Samuel Edward WINTER & Alice Hannah ASLING].1 
Marriage*1904 Spouse: Emily Mary Shorthouse. VIC, Australia, #M440.2
 
WidowerOct 1938Samuel Edward Winter became a widower upon the death of his wife Emily Mary Shorthouse.3 
Death*15 Oct 1954 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D11828 (Age 82) [par Samuel WINTER & Unknown].3 
Death-Notice*20 Oct 1954WINTER. — On October 15, at Alfred Hospital, Samuel Edward, eldest son of the late Samuel and Alice Winter, brother of Charlie (deceased), Lucy George (deceased), Beatrice (deceased), and Arthur. Late of Narre Warren North.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19198 Church Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gripman. With Emily Mary Winter.5
19378 Church Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gripman. With Emily Mary Winter. With Albert Winter.6

Grave

  • Joshua Jordan Lawn, Row AG, Grave 29, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia7

Family

Emily Mary Shorthouse b. 4 Sep 1877, d. Oct 1938
Child 1.Albert Winter8 b. 1905, d. 1988

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M440 (born Richmond)."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 20 Oct 1954, p16.
  5. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  6. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  8. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

Marion Bayston Wilkinson

F, #141, b. 1876, d. 8 Jul 1956
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameShorthouse. 
Birth*1876 NSW, Australia. 
Marriage*1912 Spouse: Robert Alexander Shorthouse. VIC, Australia, #M3823.1
 
Widow29 Sep 1940Marion Bayston Wilkinson became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Alexander Shorthouse.2 
Death*8 Jul 1956 Warragul, VIC, Australia, #D22110 age 80 [par unknown].3 
Death-Notice*10 Jul 1956SHORTHOUSE. - On July 8 (suddenly), at Warragul, Marion, of Brandy Creek road, Warragul, beloved wife of the late Bert Shorthouse, loving mother of Mavis, mother-in-law of Frank, loved nana of Ken, Bert, and Alan.
SHORTHOUSE. - The Funeral of the late Mrs. MARION SHORT HOUSE, of Brandy Creek road, Warragul, will leave the Methodist Church, Warragul, THIS DAY (Tuesday), after a memorial service commencing at 1.45 p.m., for the Warragul Cemetery.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1917Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Alexander Shorthouse.5,6,7,8
bt 1918 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.9,10

Family

Robert Alexander Shorthouse b. 1887, d. 29 Sep 1940
Child 1.Mavis Weston Shorthouse b. 1912, d. 8 Feb 1977

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M3823."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D22110 age 80 [par unknown]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jul 1956, p12.
  5. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  6. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  7. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  8. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  9. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

Mavis Weston Shorthouse

F, #142, b. 1912, d. 8 Feb 1977
Father*Robert Alexander Shorthouse b. 1887, d. 29 Sep 1940
Mother*Marion Bayston Wilkinson b. 1876, d. 8 Jul 1956
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameRawlinson. 
Birth*1912 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B17715.1,2 
Marriage*11 Mar 1935 Spouse: Frank Rawlinson.3
 
Death*8 Feb 1977 Warragul, VIC, Australia, #D4105 (Age 64.)4,5 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B17715."
  2. [S31] IGI "Member submitted record - gives birth date as 17 Feb 1913."
  3. [S31] IGI "Batch 0960857 - Member submitted record."
  4. [S31] IGI "Member submitted record."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Alfred George "Bill" Shorthouse

M, #143, b. 22 Mar 1912, d. 11 Aug 1986
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 10 Apr 1875, d. 15 Jun 1961
Mother*Lily Marion Skinner b. 13 Nov 1884, d. 12 May 1921
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*22 Mar 1912 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B9219 [reg. Berwick].1,2 
Education*4 Feb 1918 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. No previous schooling. Father Alfred Shorthouse, contractor, living ½ mile from school. Left district 19 Dec 1919.3 
Marriage*4 Jan 1936 Spouse: Edith Irene Connop. Presbyterian Church, Northcote, VIC, Australia, #M2369.4,5
 
Death*11 Aug 1986 Warragul Hospital, Warragul, VIC, Australia, #D19446 (Age 74) [par unknown]
buried at Drouin Cemetery.6,7 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B9219."
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Liz WALFORD information - gives birthdate & place Beaconsfield."
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  4. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Liz WALFORD information."
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Liz WALFORD (Harkaway) information."
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "place of birth Upper Beaconsfield."
Last Edited25 Aug 2018

Gladys Flavia Shorthouse

F, #144, b. 1906, d. 10 Jul 1993
Gladys Flavia SHORTHOUSE
(1906-1993)
Father*Alfred George Shorthouse b. 10 Apr 1875, d. 15 Jun 1961
Mother*Lily Marion Skinner b. 13 Nov 1884, d. 12 May 1921
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameGibbs. 
Birth*1906 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B916.1 
Marriage*1925 Spouse: Stephen Leslie Gibbs. VIC, Australia, #M83.2
 
Widow20 Dec 1966Gladys Flavia Shorthouse became a widow upon the death of her husband Stephen Leslie Gibbs.3 
Death*10 Jul 1993 Red Cliffs, VIC, Australia. 
Probate (Will)* Gladys Gibbs. Home Duties. Red Cliffs. 10 Jul 1993. 1074726.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1963Colignan, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Stephen Leslie Gibbs.5,6,7,8

Grave

  • Red Cliffs, VIC, Australia9

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B916."
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P23, unit 358.
  5. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  6. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  7. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  8. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  9. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of ,.
Last Edited30 Aug 2016

Amy Brydon Shorthouse

F, #145, b. 1906, d. 1990
Amy Bryden SHORTHOUSE
(b1906)
Father*Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse b. 1880, d. 19 Nov 1958
Mother*Barbara Amy Hedrick b. 11 Aug 1865, d. 16 Dec 1947
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Married NameMcMillan. 
Married NameTabuteau. 
Birth*1906 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B11165.1 
Marriage*16 Jan 1926 Spouse: Sylvester Harold Tabuteau. Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #M410.2,3
 
Divorce*25 Nov 1933 Sylvester had left by January 1930.4 
Marriage*1934 Spouse: Ewen Campbell McMillan. VIC, Australia, #M3694.5
 
Widow6 May 1956Amy Brydon Shorthouse became a widow upon the death of her husband Ewen Campbell McMillan.6 
Death*1990 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Dec 1916, MISS DOROTHEA STENHOUSE, "Scotscraig," Beaconsfield Upper.
    E.D.-Pass-Piano-Ellen F. Glismann. P.D.-Pass-Piano-Brydon Shorthouse, Dorothy Glismann.7
  • 16 Jan 1926, On the occasion of her approaching marriage her many friends in the district give Miss Brydon Shorthouse a social evening and dance in the public hall. During the evening a presentation was made by Mr Harvey Smith of a clock with chimes.8
  • 25 Nov 1933, DECREES FOR DIVORCE: In the Banco Court yesterday Mr Justice Wasley granted the following decrees nisi for divorces: - Bryden Amy Tabuteau aged 24 years of Port Albert from Sylvester Harold Tabuteau, aged 29 years, clerk formerly of Perth, on the ground of misconduct. The marriage took place on January 16, 1926 at Caulfield and there are two children.2

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B11165."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Nov 1933 p27.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as Bryden Amy."
  4. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Lysle Tabuteau 17 Aug 1998."
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "#M3694."
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D19532 (Age 65) [par Dougald McMILLAN & Mary JAMIESON]."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Dec 1916, p23.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jan 1926, p19.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Arthur Hedrick Shorthouse

M, #146, b. 1903, d. 26 May 1981
Father*Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse b. 1880, d. 19 Nov 1958
Mother*Barbara Amy Hedrick b. 11 Aug 1865, d. 16 Dec 1947
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*1903 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B26205.1 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Lila Morania Curran. VIC, Australia, #M9121.2,3
 
Marriage*1940 Spouse: Helma Florence May Knopp. VIC, Australia, #M32.4,3
 
Death*26 May 1981 QLD, Australia, #D1981//53368.4,5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1925 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chauffeur.6,7,8,9
1930Deniliquin Road, Finley, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: lineman. With Lila Morania Shorthouse.10
193124 Main Street, Northcote, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver. With Lila Morania Shorthouse.11

Grave

  • Nambour Garden Lawn Cemetery, Maroochy Shire, QLD, Australia12

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B26205 (as Arthur Hendrick)."
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Lysle Tabuteau 17 Aug 1998."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.interment.net/data/aus/qld/maroochy/namlaw/…,.
  5. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  6. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  7. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  8. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  9. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1930 electoral roll Berrigan NSW."
  11. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  12. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.interment.net/data/aus/qld/maroochy/namlaw/…
    Shorthouse, Arthur Hedrick, d. 26-5-1981, Age/Birth:1904
    Shorthouse, Helma Florence, d. 15-6-1982, Age/Birth:1914
    ,.
Last Edited12 Nov 2018

Norton Thomson Shorthouse

M, #147, b. 24 Sep 1907, d. 31 Jul 1986
Norton Thomson SHORTHOUSE
Photograph by Nora Heysen AM (11 January 1911
Father*Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse b. 1880, d. 19 Nov 1958
Mother*Barbara Amy Hedrick b. 11 Aug 1865, d. 16 Dec 1947
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*24 Sep 1907 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B24367.1 
Marriage*1 Oct 1928 Spouse: Jean Allison McPherson. South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M12296.2,3,4
 
Separated*1936Norton Thomson Shorthouse and Jean Allison McPherson were separated Jean changed her and children's names to AUSTIN in 1936.2 
Military*11 Dec 1941Enlisted for military service: Australian Army Service Number VX67564
Date of Discharge 16 Jan 1946 Sergeant 2/1 AUSTRALIAN MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY.5 
Death*31 Jul 1986 Frankston, VIC, Australia, #D18120 (Age 78) [par Arthur SHORTHOUSE & Amy HEDRICK]
cremated - wall niche at Springvale.6,7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jan 1929, MANY MEET DEATH Tragic Accidents - SYDNEY, Tonight. Death has stalked abroad during the past 36 hours. Following the loss of three lives in the gale on Friday night there were two tragic accidents today. Trapped in a hail of broken glass and splintered woodwork, two persons were killed when two motor cars met in a terrific crash on Parramatta road, Flemtington. Ten other passengers in the cars were taken to hospital. Crashing into a telegraph pole at Lawson, a motor bus, bound to Sydney from Katoomba, was badly damaged. Two women were hurled through the windscreen and killed, and many others, were injured. A party of mourners bound for Rookwood Crematorium met death when close to their destination. Mrs. Alice Gay, an aged woman, died practically under the signpost directing motorists to the crematorium. A car driven by Mr. Norton Shorthouse was proceeding along Parramatta road from Sydney, and a second car, driven by Mr. Charles Gay, was bound from Parramatta for Rookwood Cemetery. Shorthouse had with him Mr. Frederick Perkins and his daughter and son, and Mr. William Healey and his daughter. In Gay's car were his mother and sister, Mrs. Brindley, and her daughter. Mr. Gay was about to turn into Marlborough street, and according to witnesses he gave a signal while he was turning. A new car driven by Mr. Shorthouse crashed into him side on. The crash was terrific and was heard half a mile away. Mrs. Gay and her son received a shower of glass from the windscreen, and Mrs. Gay immediately collapsed unconscious. Her neck and skull were fractured.
    KILLED Mrs. Alice Gay (aged 61 years), of New York street. Granvilie — fractured skull and broken neck.
    Thelma Healey (aged three years), 32 O'Halloran street, Lilyfield — fractured skull.
    INJURED Norton Shorthouse (aged 21 years), of Lenark House, Darlinghurst road, Darlinghurst — concussion, shock, lacerations to head and left hand.
    Betty Brindley (aged eight years), High street, Harris Park— shock, admitted to hospital for observation.
    Mrs. Sylvia Brindley (aged 39 years), High street, Harris Park — shock, admitted to hospital.
    Doris Gay (aged 12 years), New York street, Granville-shock, admitted to hos pital.
    Ailsa Perkins (aged 12 years). Pretoria street, Leichhardt — shock and lacerated head, admitted to hospital.
    Kenneth Perkins, Pretoria street, Leichhardt-abrasions to head and hands.
    Frederick Perkins (aged 36 years), Pretoria street, Leichhardt-lacerated fore head and concussion to right forearm.
    Charles Gay (aged 19 years), New York street, Granville (driver of the second car)-lacerations and shock.
    William Healey (aged 26 years), O'Halloran street, Lilyfield-abrasions to face.8

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B24367."
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Strauss Family 2012-05-29 - Owner: johstra.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as Jean Adrina McPHERSON."
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      SHORTHOUSE, NORTON THOMPSON
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX67564
    Date of Birth      24 Sep 1907
    Place of Birth      BERWICK, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      11 Dec 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      BURWOOD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      ROYAL PARK, VIC
    Next of Kin      SHORTHOUSE, E
    Date of Discharge      16 Jan 1946
    Rank      Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge      2/1 AUSTRALIAN MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    CASSIA, WALL NICHE DUAL/SINGLE, WALL AH NICHE 106.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D18120 birthplace Beaconsfield."
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Mail (Adelaide) 5 January 1929 p3.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Johan Glismann

M, #148, b. 24 Jul 1835, d. 27 Mar 1920
Place in Upper Beac* Beaconsfield. 
Birth*24 Jul 1835 Reisik, Schleswig Holstein, Preussen, Germany. [par Hans GLISMANN & Abel MÜNSTER]1 
Marriage*1864 Spouse: Sarah Brady. St James' Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3627.2
 
Land-UBeac13 Feb 1875Johan Glismann selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-48. 115a 3r 12p - Land File 720/19.20
Crown grant to J. GLISMANN on 1 Jan 1879.3,4 
Land-UBeac7 Jan 1878He selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-48A.B. 19a 3r 32p - Crown grant to J. GLISMANN on 29 Aug 1881.5,6 
Land-UBeac*b 1890He selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-62. 127a 3r 0p - Land File 12684/19.20
Crown grant to J. GLISMANN on 1 Apr 1890.7,8 
Widower22 Feb 1913He became a widower upon the death of his wife Sarah Brady.9 
Land-UBeac*31 Mar 1914 GEM-D-48A. Transfer from Johan Glismann to Hans Glismann. 18a 1r 6p.10 
Land-UBeac*17 Jun 1914 GEM-D-62. Transfer from Johan Glismann to Elizabeth Petersen. 127a 3r 0p.11 
Land-UBeac*9 Dec 1915 GEM-D-48B. Transfer from Johan Glismann to Archibald Fullarton Strong. Balance.12 
Land-UBeac9 Dec 1915 GEM-D-48. Transfer from Johan Glismann to Archibald Fullarton Strong. 115a 3r 12p.13 
Death*27 Mar 1920 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D1350 age 83.14,15 
Death-Notice*30 Mar 1920GLISMANN -On the 27th March at his residence Thomas street, Dandenong, John Glismann, aged 84 years. Colonist of 60 years (Private interment.)16 
Probate (Will)*9 Jun 1920 173/189. Will written 28 Feb 1914 See: David Johan Glismann Hans Glismann.17 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Sarah Glismann. With Hans Glismann, Harriet Rachel Glismann, David Johan Glismann.18,19,20,21
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: fruit-grower. With Sarah Glismann. With Hans Glismann, Harriet Rachel Glismann, David Johan Glismann.22,23
bt 1914 - 1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: fruit-grower. With David Johan Glismann.24,25

Grave

  • Plot 4-002-A+B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia26

Family

Sarah Brady b. 1844, d. 22 Feb 1913
Children 1.Hans Glismann+ b. 3 Sep 1865, d. 25 Dec 1938
 2.Elizabeth Glismann+ b. 9 Jun 1869, d. 15 Nov 1958
 3.David Johan Glismann b. 3 Jan 1872, d. 20 Dec 1943

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Jul 1887, A Trip to Beaconsfield
    Last week one of our representatives paid a visit to the Cardinia Park Hotel, Beaconsfield, kept by John Milne. Leaving Dandenong by the 3.30 train, there is nothing to attract notice, except immense sheets of water, between Hallam's Road and Narre Warren. Alighting from the train at Beaconsfield station the visitor is saluted with a heavy shower of rain, and I look round to see if I can find any good Samaritan, and fortunately an old friend is exposed to view, in the person of Mr Glismann, who is always ready with his faithful 'Tommy" to carry the pleasure seekers to the sylvan dales and alpine altitudes of that thriving township.
    After a few cursory remarks about the weather, Mr Glismann invites me to take a seat in his wagonette, which is gladly accepted as a shield against the storm, which is raging fitfully all around. After about a quarter of an hours travelling we pass the palatial residence of Mrs Armytage, better known as "Holm Park" with its lofty abutments facing the "Cardinia Park" and standing as a paradigm of the future of Beaconsfield. This place previously belonged to Andrew Keating, who twenty-seven years ago migrated from Collingwood and set to work to claim this primeval waste, which was then completely covered with water and ti-tree scrub. We then pass Mr Anderson's residence, about a mile further on, who is also going in for improvements. Another half mile over, and the Cardinia Park hotel is reached. The building which is of brick, stands on the corner of the Berwick and Beaconsfield roads, and about three miles from the Beaconsfield railway station.
    On being introduced to Host Milne, we are admitted through a large hall door into the private parlour, when a good view of the interior is placed before us. On each side of the hall door and over the fanlight, large bunches of hops are carved in the stained glass, which the proprietor informed us, were put there as a momento to the late George Miller, who formerly owned the place and built the old wooden hotel, which preceded the present brick structure. He was the first who introduced the growing of hops in the district some twenty years ago, and for that purpose had a broad acreage reclaimed from its wild state and converted into a hop plantation, from which were taken some splendid specimens of hops, and the place, which previously was the haunt of the dingo and the kangaroo, became a place of mirth and labour, and instead of the nocturnal howling of those denizens of the forest the voices of boys and girls reverberated through the trees as they pulled the hop from its tendril and placed it in a receptacle, in which it was carried to the hop house to dry. He was also successful in obtaining several prizes and an hon. mention for his first attempt.
    Two of the houses which he built for drying the hops still remain to be seen, and since his death no enterprising person has taken any steps in the matter, nor has anyone attempted to resuscitate the declination. The proprietor then showed us through the building, which contains fourteen rooms, a kitchen, and cellar. The rooms are large and well ventilated, and the windows fastened with patented spring locks, and nothing is left undone to secure the comport of boarders and visitors, who will find comfort in the place and civility from the proprietor. On the north side of the building, and adjacent to the bar, is a large billiard room in course of erection, which will be another source of amusement.
    About 100 yards from the hotel is the Cardinia creek, where fishing and shooting is to be found in abundance, and scenery in all its rural beauty is to be found there, and the Cardinia park terminates nearly opposite the hotel.
    We then inspect the brick yards, which are about a quarter of mile from the hotel, where a good specimen of brick can be procured at a reasonable rate.
    Reece and Co. are at present employed making a large quantity of bricks and tiles which are for sale, and persons desirous of dotting the little township of Beaconsfield with villa residences cannot do better than visit the brickyard, and see for themselves, as the proprietor has on sale bricks and some splendid sand for building purposes at very cheap rates.
    And as the shades of evening were fast making their appearance, and the night promising to be by no means favourable, we returned to the hotel just in time for tea.
    During tea the conversation was principally on the bad state of the roads in and around Beaconsfield, and our old friend, of stage coach notoriety, said that during his twelve years of experience in this place, (Glismann selected 1875) he had never seen things so bad as they were at the present time, and as to the roads, why (says he) you will require a pair of horses to take a passenger on some parts of the road now. Train time is now approaching, we bid adieu to the blazing fire, kind friends and comfortable parlour to face the rain which was coming down heavily, and a drive of about half an hour brought us to the Beaconsfield railway station and after bidding my kind friend goodbye, and taking a seat in the train, in a few minutes more I was at home, after my "Trip to Beaconsfield."27
  • 9 Nov 1887, Application of George Craik for a stage carriage license was granted. The application of John Glismann for stage carriage license was granted. J. Johnston's application for stage carriage licence was also granted.28
  • 19 Oct 1916, Cr Martin said that, at the previous meeting, he had stated that it was inadvisable for persons of alien abstraction to be associated with any of the recruiting committees. One person had taken the remarks as applying to him; and had approached him (the speaker) on the subject, and in fairness to the person he wanted the facts made known to the ratepayers. The man was looked upon as being of German abstraction, but such was not the case. He desired to express regret if he had caused pain, although he had (at the time) not mentioned any name. The facts were that Mr Hans Glismann, of Beaconsfield, was born in Heligoland, when it was a British possession, but had afterwards been ceded to Germany in exchange for parts of Africa. Mr Glismann, who came of British parents, had taken part in the Crimean war, and his grandfather was a Dane, a race of people for whom he had the greatest respect. He would ask the Press to place the facts before the ratepayers.29
  • 5 Apr 1920, BEACONSFIELD UPPER-Mr Tom Glismann, a very old colonist and one of the earliest men to settle in Beaconsfield Upper died last week. Mr Glismann who was 84 years of age was a Crimean naval veteran. He came to Australia over 60 years ago. A grandson is serving in the Australian navy.30

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI "LDS Member submitted record 471829."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3627."
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 720/19.20.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-000 - Johan Glismann of Narree Worran Farmer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1297-339 - Johan Glisman of Narree Worran Farmer.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 4282/19.20.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 12684/19.20.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-591 - Johan Glismann of Beaconsfield North farmer.
  9. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D537 age 68 [par David BRADY & Sarah Ann ARMSTRONG]."
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1297-339 - Johan Glismann to Hans Glismann of Beaconsfield Upper Carpenter - C/T 3796-197.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-591 - Johan Glismann to Elizabeth Petersen of Hemming Street Dandenong, married woman.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1297-339 - Johan Glismann to Archibald Fullarton Strong of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 3946-141.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-000 - Archibald Fullarton Strong - C/T 3946-141.
  14. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "[par Hans Glismann & Menstan Obal]."
  15. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/r/…
    gives Johan's parents as Hans GLISMANN & Abel MUENSTER (Abel Muenster 1795 - 1862 + Hans Glismann 1790 - 1854).
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Mar 1920 p1.
  17. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  18. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  19. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  20. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  21. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  22. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  23. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  24. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  25. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  26. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-002-A      Glisman      John           M      90      02/05/1991      2196
    4-002-B      Glisman      John           M      84      29/03/1920      638
    4-002-B      Glismann      S.           F      69      24/02/1913      504
    4-002-A      Glissman      Hans           M      73      27/12/1938      1009.
  27. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 July 1887 Vol. XXIII No. 12.
  28. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Nov 1887, p3.
  29. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 19 Oct 1916, p3.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Apr 1920 p6.
Last Edited4 Feb 2019

Sarah Brady

F, #149, b. 1844, d. 22 Feb 1913
Married NameGlismann. 
Birth*1844 
Marriage*1864 Spouse: Johan Glismann. St James' Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3627.1
 
Death*22 Feb 1913 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D537 age 68 [par David BRADY & Sarah Ann ARMSTRONG].2 
Death-Notice*24 Feb 1913GLISMANN.-On the 22nd February, at her residence, "Heathfield," Beaconsfield Upper, Sarah, beloved wife of John Glismann, aged 69 years.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Johan Glismann. With Hans Glismann, Harriet Rachel Glismann, David Johan Glismann.4,5,6,7
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Johan Glismann. With Hans Glismann, Harriet Rachel Glismann, David Johan Glismann.8,9

Grave

  • Plot 4-002-A+B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia10

Family

Johan Glismann b. 24 Jul 1835, d. 27 Mar 1920
Children 1.Hans Glismann+ b. 3 Sep 1865, d. 25 Dec 1938
 2.Elizabeth Glismann+ b. 9 Jun 1869, d. 15 Nov 1958
 3.David Johan Glismann b. 3 Jan 1872, d. 20 Dec 1943

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Feb 1914, IN MEMORIAM. GLISMANN.-In loving memory of our dear mother, who passed away 22nd February, 1913, at Beaconsfield Upper.
    Worthy of lasting love was she
    From those she left behind;
    A better mother could not be,
    And none more true and kind.
    -(Inserted by her loving daughter, son-in-law, and grandchild.)11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3627."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D537 age 68 [par David BRADY & Sarah Ann ARMSTRONG]."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Feb 1913, p1.
  4. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  5. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  6. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  9. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  10. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-002-A      Glisman      John           M      90      02/05/1991      2196
    4-002-B      Glisman      John           M      84      29/03/1920      638
    4-002-B      Glismann      S.           F      69      24/02/1913      504
    4-002-A      Glissman      Hans           M      73      27/12/1938      1009.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Feb 1914 p1.
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Hans Glismann

M, #150, b. 3 Sep 1865, d. 25 Dec 1938
Hans GLISMANN
(1865-1938)
Father*Johan Glismann b. 24 Jul 1835, d. 27 Mar 1920
Mother*Sarah Brady b. 1844, d. 22 Feb 1913
Birth*3 Sep 1865 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #B17688. 
Land-UBeacb 1 Apr 1890Hans Glismann selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-47. 106a 1r 1p - Land File 12687/19.20
Crown Grant to H. GLISMANN on 1 Apr 1890.1,2 
Marriage*3 Oct 1895 Spouse: Harriet Rachel Audsley. Christ Church, Dingley, VIC, Australia, #M5348.3
 
Land-UBeac*31 Mar 1914 GEM-D-48A. Transfer from Johan Glismann to Hans Glismann. 18a 1r 6p.4 
(Witness) Probate (Will)9 Jun 1920Witnessed the will of Johan Glismann.5 
Land-UBeac*11 Dec 1930 GEM-D-47 (part). Transfer from Hans Glismann to William Perry French Morris Basil Moorhouse Morris. 53a 1r 13p.6 
Land-UBeac18 Feb 1935 GEM-D-47 (part). Transfer from Hans Glismann to John Glismann. 52a 3r 28p.7 
Land-UBeac*18 Feb 1935 GEM-D-48A. Transfer from Hans Glismann to John Glismann. 18a 1r 6p.8 
Death*25 Dec 1938 Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D11660 (Age 73.)9 
Death-Notice*27 Dec 1938GLISMANN -On the 25th December 1938 at Austin Hospital Hans beloved husband of Harriett Rachael Glismann (Beaconsfield Upper) and loving father of Annie Sarah, John (late RAN), Ellen Frances (Mrs Harris), and Dorothy Jean (deceased) aged 73 years.
GLISMANN - Friends of the late Mr HANS GLISMANN (Beaconsfield Upper) are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery. Funeral to leave Grant's High street, Berwick THIS DAY (Tuesday, December 27th), at 3 o'clock
GLISMANN -Berwick Freemasons Lodge, No 359 -The Officers and Brethren of the above Lodge are respectfully invited to follow the remains of our esteemed Brother, HANS GLISMANN, to the place of interment Berwick Cemetery. The funeral will leave Grant's High street, Berwick THIS DAY (Tuesday, December 27th), at 3 pm. J F LOVERIDGE WM; J W HAMMOND Secretary.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Johan Glismann and Sarah Glismann and Harriet Rachel Glismann David Johan Glismann.11,12,13,14
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Johan Glismann and Sarah Glismann and Harriet Rachel Glismann David Johan Glismann.15,16
bt 1914 - 1918Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Harriet Rachel Glismann.17,18,19,20,21
bt 1919 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Harriet Rachel Glismann. With Annie Sarah Glismann.22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31

Grave

  • Plot 4-002-A+B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia32

Family

Harriet Rachel Audsley b. 14 May 1862, d. 5 Dec 1955
Children 1.Annie Sarah Glismann b. 25 Feb 1898, d. 10 Aug 1997
 2.John Glismann b. 18 Nov 1900, d. 29 Apr 1991
 3.Ellen Frances Glismann+ b. 25 Mar 1903, d. 11 Oct 1974

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Jun 1893, NOTICE Help the suffering little ones. A BALL in aid of the CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, will be held in the ASSEMBLY HALL, BEACONSFIELD UPPER, on TUESDAY, 20th JUNE, 1893.
    Price of admission, including refreshments—3s.
    HANS GLISMAN, Hon. Secretary.33
  • 26 May 1898, Upper Beaconsfield.—A very successful and well attended garden fete was held on the 7th April in the grounds of " Salisbury House," kindly lent for the occasion by the Misses Hedrick, in aid of the Children's Hospital. A variety of amusements were provided. Fancy, flower, fruit, confectionery and refreshment stalls were all well patronised, and the business greatly enhanced by Short's Military Band, which played the latest music during the afternoon. The other attractions were tennis, croquet, fine art gallery, archery, etc. In the evening a concert was held in the Assembly Hall, where there was an excellent programme of songs and recitations, rendered by local musicians and assisted by Miss Henriette Ridley, a wellknown Melbourne vocalist, who sang two songs and joined Mr. Elcoate in the duet "The Sailor Sighs," which was pronounced the gem of the evening. Miss Hedrick was hon. treasurer and Mr. Glismann hon. secretary, and may both be complimented on the success which crowned their efforts. The amount to be handed over to the institution will be about £25.34
  • 29 Aug 1910, BEACONSFIELD - A men's social club has been formed at Beaconsfield Upper, in the interests of the young men of the district. Officers were elected as follows: -President Dr Eliott Drake vice-presidents Rev James Wilson and Mr Barclay, treasurer, Mr H Glissman; secretary, Mr P. M'Mahon; committee, Messrs E. Brown, sen., E Brown jun., Roy Tyler, L Knapton and S Gibb.35
  • 8 Jun 1917, The Boy Scout movement, which was inaugurated by Mr H. Glismann, some little time ago, has been such a success that almost every available boy is now a member. They meet every Saturday afternoon, when scout craft is learnt and practised.36
  • 10 Aug 1917, BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. CORRESPONDENCE.
    From H. Glismann, acting secretary of Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association, drawing attention to the road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's. It needed repair. Also re the road between Miss Cannon's and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's. Also to the growth of saplings on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Captain Rushall's.-Clerk of works to attend, on motion of Crs Martin and Henty.37
  • 2 Oct 1920, GLISMANN—AUDSLEY [Silver Wedding.] On the 3rd October, 1895, at Christ Church, Dingley, by the Rev. A. Caffin, H., eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Glismann, Beaconsfield Upper, to H. R., fifth daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Audsley, "Elm Grove," Clayton. Present address, ''Laluma," Beaconsfield Upper.38
  • 21 Jan 1939, MRS HANS GLISMANN and Family sincerely THANK all those who so kindly expressed their sympathy with them in the loss of husband and father also all those who helped them during the weary months of long illness. Beaconsfield Upper.39

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 12687/19.20.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-590 - Hans Glismann of Beaconsfield North Farmer.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M5348."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1297-339 - Johan Glismann to Hans Glismann of Beaconsfield Upper Carpenter - C/T 3796-197.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-590 - William Perry French Morris of Brisbane Queensland Headmaster of Church of England Grammar School and Basil Moorhouse Morris of Queenscliff Commissioned Officer - proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 5722-266.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-590 - John Glismann of Beaconsfield Upper, Carpenter - C/T 5960-997.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3796-197 - John Glismann of Beaconsfield Upper Carpenter.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Dec 1938 p6.
  11. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  12. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  13. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  14. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  15. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  16. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  17. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  18. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  19. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  20. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  21. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  22. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  23. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  24. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  25. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  26. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  27. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  28. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  29. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  30. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  31. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  32. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-002-A      Glisman      John           M      90      02/05/1991      2196
    4-002-B      Glisman      John           M      84      29/03/1920      638
    4-002-B      Glismann      S.           F      69      24/02/1913      504
    4-002-A      Glissman      Hans           M      73      27/12/1938      1009.
  33. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 21 Jun 1893, p3.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - Melbourne Punch (Vic. : 1855 - 1900), Thu 26 May 1898, p18.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1910, p8.
  36. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "8 Jun 1917, p2."
  37. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "10 Aug 1917, p3."
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Oct 1920 p13.
  39. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jan 1939 p6.
Last Edited26 Aug 2017
 

NOTE

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