John Sayers Key

M, #1476
Marriage* Spouse: Maria Benbow.
 

Family

Maria Benbow
Children 1.John Benbow Key b. 1834, d. 23 Oct 1876
 2.Francis Thomas Key+ b. 1844, d. 3 Jan 1892
 3.Edward Henry Key b. 1844, d. 18 Oct 1882
Last Edited25 Jul 2017

Maria Benbow

F, #1477
Marriage* Spouse: John Sayers Key.
 
Married NameKey. 

Family

John Sayers Key
Children 1.John Benbow Key b. 1834, d. 23 Oct 1876
 2.Francis Thomas Key+ b. 1844, d. 3 Jan 1892
 3.Edward Henry Key b. 1844, d. 18 Oct 1882
Last Edited25 Jul 2017

Beaconsfield Reservoir

?, #1478

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jun 1917, STATE RIVERS and WATER SUPPLY COMMISSON.
    TENDERS addressed Secretary, and marked "Tender for Beaconsfield Reservoir," will he received at Commission's Office, Melbourne, until noon 18th June, 1917, for EXCAVATION and PLACING of 81,000 c. yards of EARTHWORK at Beaconsfield Reservoir, Beaconsfield. Specifications at Commission's Office, Melbourne. Deposit, £20.
    5/6/17. M NALLY, Secretary.1
  • 3 Oct 1917, STATE RIVERS AND WATER SUPPLY COMMISSION.
    TENDERS, addressed to Secretary, marked "Tender for By-wash, Beaconsfield Reservoir," will be received at Commission's Office, Melbourne, until 3 p.m. 8th October, 1917 for EXCAVATING 2700 c. yards, in rock, at By-wash, Beaconsfield Reservoir. Plans and specifications at Commission's Office, Melbourne. Deposit £2.
    2/10/17. M. NALLY, Secretary.2

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 6 Jun 1917, p16
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1623422
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 3 Oct 1917, p14
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1653546
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

John Benbow Key

M, #1479, b. 1834, d. 23 Oct 1876
Father*John Sayers Key
Mother*Maria Benbow
Birth*1834 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Martha Jane Morris.
 
Occupation*1869 Ginger Beer Manufacturer of Kilmore.2 
Death*23 Oct 1876 VIC, Australia, #D12894 (Age 42.)3 
Death-Notice*25 Oct 1876A.O.F. : COURT ROYAL ARTILLERY, 3767. - The Brethren of the above Court and Order are respectfully requested to follow the remains of their late Brother JOHN BENBOW KEY to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery, on Thursday, the 26th inst. Funeral to move from 210 Latrobe Street East, at 11 o'clock.4 
Probate (Will)*28 Nov 1876 15/297. Hotel Keeper. Sorrento.2 

Grave

  • Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Sacred to the memory of John Benbow KEY of Kilmore who died at Sorrento 22 Oct 1876, age 42 yrs.5

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of Birth: Mark."
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 15/297. Hotel Keeper. Sorrento.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "spouse: MORRIS Martha Jane
    Place of Birth: Mark."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Oct 1876, p8.
  5. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
Last Edited25 Jul 2017

Martha Jane Morris

F, #1480
Married NameArkell. 
Married NameKey. 
Marriage* Spouse: John Benbow Key.
 
Marriage*1885 Spouse: Frederick George Arkell. VIC, Australia, #M3877.1
 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Nov 1876, SORRENTO. - Mrs. Key has removed to the company's CONTINENTAL HOTEL, and most respectfully solicits patronage and support. The extensive arrangements commenced by her late husband, Mr. John Benbow Key, will be fully carried out. Martha Jane Key, Manager.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3877."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 14 Nov 1876, p8.
Last Edited25 Jul 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson McIvor

M, #1493, b. c 1856, d. 1 Apr 1917
Anecdote*MacIvor, Ralph Waldo Emerson (c. 1852 - 1917)
Born c. 1852 United Kingdom
Died 1 April 1917
Occupation Agricultural chemist

Summary
Ralph Waldo E. MacIvor was a highly respected agricultural chemist, lecturer and prolific writer. He is known to have lectured at the University of Melbourne (Chemistry Department), Sydney Technical College (Agriculture Department) and in New Zealand and Scotland. MacIvor was educated in the United Kingdom becoming an Associate (1878) then Fellow (1883) of the Institute of Chemistry GBI and in 1889 became a member of the Society of Chemical Industry.

Published resources
Books
MacIvor, Ralph W. Emerson, The Chemistry of Agriculture, Stillwell, Melbourne, 1879, 275 pp.

Book Sections
MacIvor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'MacIvor's Improved Method of Disposing of and Utilizing Night-soil, and Extracting therefrom, and Converting the Same into, Merchantable Commodities (Patent: 20 March, 1886)', in Index to New South Wales Letters of Registration of Inventions, 1854 to July 1887, Government Printer, Sydney, 1891, p. 27.

Journal Articles
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Chloral and Chloral Hydrate', The Chemist and Druggist, with Australasian Supplement, vol. 1, 1878, pp. 20-21.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on the Corrosion of the Boilers of Locomotives', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 56, 1887, p. 201.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Bat Guano and Some Minerals Occurring Therein', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, pp. 215-216.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'The Exhaustion of Virgin Soils in Australasia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 25-26.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Gold and Native Antimony', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on Extensive Discoveries of Alum-Stone (Alunite) and Sulphur in New South Wales', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on the Occurrence of Epsomite on White Island, New Zealand', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 114.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on Extensive Discoveries of Alum-Stone (Alunite) and Sulphur in New South Wales', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'The Chemistry of the Onion as a Field Crop in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 95-96.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Occurrences of Chrome Iron Ore in Australasia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 1-2.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Gold and Native Antimony', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Some Australian Indigenous Saline Fodder-Plants', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 33.
MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), MacIvor's Farmer's Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual, vol. -1, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1883, pp. 1-116.
MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), 'The Chemist in the Dairy', MacIvor's Farmers year Book. The Australasian Agricultural Annual, vol. -2, Cameron, Laing and Co, Melbourne, 1884, pp. 1-19.
MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), 'Australian Wood-Ash as Manure ', MacIvor's Farmer's Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual, 116 pp. Publ. by Cameron, Laing and Co., 112 Flinders Lane East, Melbourne, vol. -3, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1885, pp. 62-64.
MacIvor, R.W.E, 'On New Zealand Graphite', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, p. 125.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'On Perbromic Acid', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 33, 1876, p. 35.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemical Profession in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 37, 1878, p. 120.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Chemistry in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 39, 1879, p. 207.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemistry of Agriculture (a review of)', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 41, 1880, p. 250.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'MacIvor's Farmers' Annual', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 48, 1883, p. 93.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Fodder Plants and Grasses', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Annual, edited by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., Member Phys. Soc., London Publ. by Cameron, Laing and Co., 112 Flinders Lane east., Melbourne, no year given, but must be 1883, see 1884 vol., vol. 1, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1883, pp. 43-49.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemist in the Dairy', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual. Edited by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., Mem Phys Soc., London, publ. by Cameron, Laing & Co., 112 Flinders Lane East., Melbourne (xxiv + 132 pp), Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1884, pp. 1-32.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Rational Agriculture', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Annual, Ed. by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C, F.C.S., Mem. Phys. Soc., London, vol. 3, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1885, pp. 41-79.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Notes on a New Zealand Sulphur Island and Some Remarkable forms of Native sulphur', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 56, 1887, pp. 251-253.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Note on Bismuthic Gold ("Black Gold")', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, p. 191.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Note on the petroleum and native paraffin of New Zealand', The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, vol. 8, Society of Chemical Industry, London, 1889, p. 39.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Onions as a field-crop in Australia.', The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, vol. 8, Society of Chemical Industry, London, 1889, p. 294.

Online Resources
National Library of Australia, 'MacIvor, Ralph W Emerson (1852-1917)', Trove, National Library of Australia and the Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-882107.1 
Birth*c 1856 Leeds, Yorkshire, England. 
Land-UBeac*18 Sep 1877Ralph Waldo Emerson McIvor selected land from the Crown. PAK-99. 19a 1r 18p - Land File 613/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 5161 10 Sep 1879, upset price £1/ac, valued at £59 10s. Crown grant to R. W. E. McIVOR on 10 Sep 1879.2,3 
Land-Note23 Oct 1878 Mr Callanan, District Surveyor, Melbourne. Sir, We the undersigned selectors at Pakenham beg to point out that there are no accessible roads to our allotments, and request that you will open a road through allotment No 42 (Mr E G Smiths) and through allotment No 122 (I. Stevens); otherwise our selections are rendered utterly useless to us.
Alfred May, The Argus Office
R. W. Emerson MacIvor, 29 Queen St
Graham Mitchell, 106 Bourke St W.
PS Allotment 122 is being transferred from Stevens to Sutton and is unfenced.4 
Land-Note*19 Jun 1879 To the Honorable, The Minister of Lands, Melbourne. Sir, Being holders of Licenses under the 49 Section of the Lands Act 1869 situated in the Parish of Pakenham and having complied with the necessary conditions.
We now respectfully request that the said land be sold by public auction at the earliest possible date.
Graham Mitchell. Improvements: Fencing and sowing down
R W Emerson MacIvor. Improvements: Fencing and sowing down
John Robertson. Improvements: Fencing and sowing down.5 
Residence*10 Sep 1879 Selected Allot 99 Parish of Pakenham (19 acres.) 
Marriage*3 Apr 1889 Spouse: Susie Robertson MacKinley. St John's Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, England.
Death*1 Apr 1917 Hendon, Middlesex, England, Jun Q [Hendon] 3a 323 (Age 61.)6 
Land-Note*4 May 1956 PAK-99: State Rivers and Water Supply Commission has pursuant to section 57 of Transfer of Land Act 1954 served notification relating to the compulsory acquisition of the whole of the land comprised herein.7 
Land-Note9 May 1957 PAK-99: Title cancelled pursuant to Sec 54 Act 5842 - C/T 8152-818.8,9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Alexander McIVOR, 5 Craigside Place, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandAge 4 - Son
[par Alexander Mcivor & Jessie R Mcivor]10
5 Apr 1891Anderson's Hotel, St Dunstan in the West, London, EnglandAge 36 - Professor of Chemistry11
31 Mar 190110 Lamlash Street, Southwark, London, EnglandHead of Household: Ralph Waldo Emerson McIvor. Age 44 - Analytical Chemist
Member(s) of Household: Susie Robertson McIvor.12
2 Apr 1911St Thomas Hospital, Albert Embankment, London, EnglandAge 54 - Analytical Chemist (Metallurgy) - Patient13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Nov 1876, THE NEW SHEEP DISEASE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,---In consequence of the unsatisfactory nature of the reports emanating from the Stock department, we have, at the request of several prominent stockholders, determined upon submitting the disease to a thorough investigation, with a view of ascertaining its cause, nature, and prevention. We desire that those gentlemen who have paid attention to the subject will furnish us with all the information in their power. All information tendered will be treated confidentially, as our object is simply to clear away all doubts as to the precise nature of a disease which tends to deteriorate the value of Victorian stock in the neighbouring colonies
    We are, &c.,
    GRAHAM MITCHELL, M.R.C.V.S.
    R. W. EMERSON McIVOR, M.P.S.L., F.G.C.S. &c.14
  • 7 Mar 1885, SCHOOL OF ARTS HALL. Friday Evening and Saturday Afternoon. A LECTURE will be given in the above Hall, on the dates named, on 'Sound Farming,'
    R. W. EMERSON McIVOR, M.A. F.R.G.S., R.S.E., F.I.C.F. etc., Instructor in Agriculture, Technical College, Sydney.15
  • 27 Apr 1885, THE AUSTRALASIAN HOME AND FARM MANUAL.
    The above is a very valuable work to all engaged in Agricultural and Horticultural Pursuits, treating of these subjects in all their various branches. It is edited by Professor R. W. Emerson Mcivor, a gentleman who was engaged in Scotland by Sir W. J. Clarke for the express purpose of lecturing throughout Victoria on Agriculture and its Chemistry ; he has since travelled over large portions of the colonies, and now occupies the position of Lecturer on Agriculture under the Board of Technical Education of New South Wales, so that he is indeed well qualified to edit such a widely useful work as the above.
    The following are a few Tasmanian testimonials to the general excellence of the book :
    From the Honorable John Wallop, private secretary to His Excellency Sir G. C. Strahan. Government House, Hobart. April 14, 1885.
    I am desired by His Excellency to say that he has much pleasure in heading your list of subscribers to the Home and Farm Manual. Yours faithfully,
    (Signed) JOHN WALLOP.
    Lands and Works Office,

    Hobart, Aprd 17, 1885.
    Having looked through the specimen copy of The Home and Farm Manual, edited by Professor Mcivor, I find that it contains a large amount of information useful to agriculturists and stockowners generally : an excellent work of reference for the country.
    (Signed) NICHOLAS J. BROWN,
    President Agricultural Society.

    From A. Riddoch, Esq., M.H.A., one of the oldest and most successful agriculturists of Tasmania.
    I have carefully looked over the Home and Farm Manual, and can confidently recommend it as a thoroughly practical work.
    (Signed) A. RIDDOCH. Hobart, April 16, 1885.

    The Grove, Glenorchy, April 20, 1885.
    The Home and Farm Manual contains a large fund of information that must prove valuable to all engaged in pastoral, agricultural, and horticultural pursuits.
    S. P. H. WRIGHT.16
  • 6 May 1887, THE UTILISATION OF NIGHT-SOIL.-We are informed that Mr. R. W. Emerson McIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., has written to this colony to say that he has sold his patent process for the disposal und utilisation of night-soil to the French Government for the sum of £18,000. Excepting only a slight addition, the process is the same as that for which the New South Wales Pondrette and Ammonia Manufacturing Co., Limited, hold all rights in the colony. -Sydney Tribune.17
  • 25 Nov 1889, VICTORIAN LEADWORKS SYNDICATE.
    Mr. R. W. Emerson McIvor, chemist, formerly of Melbourne, states that he has formed a Victorian Leadworks Syndicate, with a capital of £100,000.18
  • 28 Jul 1890, NEW COMPANIES. Scrip in the McIvor White-lead Co. and the Edinburgh and Ballarat Gold Mining Co. has been fully allotted.
    [Mr. R. W. Emerson McIvor, formerly of Melbourne, patented a process for the manufacture of white lead, which it is alleged, will effect a revolution in that industry. The company has a capital of £250,000]19

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P004845b.htm
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 613/49 RALPH WE MACIVOR PAKENHAM 20--0--0 VPRS 5714/P0000/1356.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-697 - Ralph Waldo Emerson MacIvor of Melbourne.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3905
    847/49 ISAAC STEPHENS PAKENHAM 97 19--3--16. 1876 - 1879
    847/49 ISAAC STEPHENS PAKENHAM 20--0--0. 1874 - 1874.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 565/49 (1880 map). - Land file not indexed, appears to be stuck to other file?
  6. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Jun Q [Hendon] 3a 323 (Age 61)."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-697 - State Rivers and Water Supply Commission has pursuant to section 57 of Transfer of Land Act 1954 served notification relating to the compulsory acquisition of the whole of the land comprised herein.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-697 - Title cancelled pursuant to Sec 54 Act 5842 - C/T 8152-818.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8152-818 - State Rivers and Water Supply Commission to Melbourne Water 17 Aug 2000.
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts; ED: 28; Page: 11; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1861_129."
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG12; Piece: 238; Folio: 137; Page: 17; GSU roll: 6095348."
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 370; Folio: 52; Page: 43."
  13. [S83] Online index to the UK census.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Nov 1876, p7.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, 7 Mar 1885, p3.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury 27 Apr 1885 p3.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart) 6 May 1887 p2.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart) 25 Nov 1889, p3.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart) 28 Jul 1890, p3.
Last Edited7 May 2019

Charles Richard Ricketts

M, #1494, b. 21 Jan 1834, d. 16 Jun 1927
Birth*21 Jan 1834 Deal or Petham, Kent, England.1 
Marriage*11 Aug 1859 Spouse: Anne Butcher. New Street Methodist Church, Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M3283.2
 
Land-UBeac*14 Jul 1904 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from Henry Holmes to Charles Richard Ricketts. 9a 1r 4 2/10p - Lots 1 + 2 + 16 + 17.3 
Land-Note*22 Jul 1904 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373: Mortgagee: Charles Richard Ricketts Henry Holmes. Took out a mortgage - discharged 17 Aug 1918.4 
Land-UBeac2 Apr 1908 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts, John Tyler, John George Lewis. J T Shanks donated some of the land for a non-denominational church - called the Mission Hall. Four local men were registered as owners (incl Shanks.)5 
Land-UBeac*17 Aug 1918 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from Charles Richard Ricketts to Alice Elizabeth Cation. 9a 1r 4 2/10p - Lots 1 + 2 + 16 + 17.6 
Death*16 Jun 1927 Thornbury, VIC, Australia, #D7149 age 92 [par George Johnston RICKETTS & Ann MORRIS].7 
Death-Notice*17 Jun 1927RICKETTS.—On the 16th June, at the residence of his son-in-law (F Chandler), 126 Rossmoyne street, Thornbury, Charles Richard, loved husband of Ann and father of Walter (S Africa), Margaret (Mrs Andrews), Alice (Mrs. Cation), Annie (deceased), Edward, Edith (Mrs Chandler), Ethel (Mrs Lewis), aged 92 years. A colonist of 72 years.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Anne Ricketts. With Ethel Maude Ricketts.9,10,11,12
bt 1914 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Anne Ricketts.13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24

Grave

  • WES B 0036, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Charles, beloved husband of Ann RICKETTS d 15 Jun 1927, aged 92 years also the above Ann RICKETTS, d 6 Jan 1929, aged 91 years, also their daughter Annie RICKETTS, d 6 Dec 1891, aged 22 years.25,26

Family

Anne Butcher b. 1838, d. 6 Jan 1929
Children 1.Alice Elizabeth Ricketts b. 15 Nov 1866, d. 1958
 2.Ethel Maude Ricketts b. 1879, d. 21 Feb 1967

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Feb 1908, BEACONSFIELD UPPER- About two years ago half an acre of land was given by Mr J T Shanks as a site for a mission hall at North Beaconsfield. On Thursday evening the deeds of the land (on which a building now stands) were signed by the trustees.27
  • 16 Aug 1919, RICKETTS—BUTCHER.—[Diamond Wedding.]—On the 11th August, 1859, at the Wesleyan Church, North Brighton, Vic., by the Rev. E. King, Charles Richard, second son of George J. and Ann Ricketts of Walmer, Kent, England, to Ann, only surviving daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Butcher, of Aldington, Kent, England. Present address—Beaconsfield Upper.28
  • 14 Nov 1924, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-The 21st anniversary of the Baptist Church at North Beaconsfield was held on November 9 and 10. The Rev. T. P. Trinham, of Ivanhoe, preached in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, and on Monday evening the Rev. James Wilson presided at the social gathering. An interesting report by the aged president (Mr. Ricketts) was read by the secretary, followed by the treasurer's statement with a balance to credit.29
  • 15 Aug 1925, RICKETTS-BUTCHER. - On the 11th August, 1859, at New street Methodist Church, Brighton, by the Rev. Edward King, Charles R. Ricketts to Ann Butcher, late of Auburn grove, Auburn. (Present address, Beaconsfield North.)30

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Evans Family Tree - owner melaniemargaret.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3283."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2203-445 - Henry Holmes to Charles Richard Ricketts of "Grandview" Beaconsfield Upper Gardener.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2203-445.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts Gentleman, John Thomas Shanks Farmer, John Tyler Orchardist and John George Lewis Orchardist - C/T 3263-560.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2203-445 - Charles Richard Ricketts to Alice Elizabeth Cation of Upper Beaconsfield Gentlewoman - C/T 4141-026.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg Northcote."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1927, p1.
  9. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  12. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  14. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  15. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  16. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  17. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  18. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  19. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  20. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  21. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  22. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  23. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  24. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  25. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Also Annie RICKETTS aged 22, service 5 Nov 1891.
  26. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Feb 1908, p9.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Aug 1919, p11.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Nov 1924 p17.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Aug 1925 p17.
Last Edited23 Mar 2017

Anne Butcher

F, #1495, b. 1838, d. 6 Jan 1929
Married NameRicketts. 
Birth*1838 Aldington, Kent, England.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel23 Jul 1859 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Assisted Immigrant on Telegraph employed by Thomas PRICKETT [?], Brighton for a term of three years at a wage of £25.
The employer may have been Thomas Johnson RICKETTS, an uncle of Charles Richard RICKETTS.
Age 22 - Housemaid.2 
Marriage*11 Aug 1859 Spouse: Charles Richard Ricketts. New Street Methodist Church, Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M3283.3
 
Widow16 Jun 1927Anne Butcher became a widow upon the death of her husband Charles Richard Ricketts.4 
Death*6 Jan 1929 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D2853 (Age 91) [par BUTCHER].5 
Death-Notice*7 Jan 1929RICKETTS.—On the 6th January, Anne, relict of Charles Richard, and loved mother of Frederick (deceased), Walter, Margaret, Alice, Annie (deceased), Edward, Edith, and Ethel, in her 92nd year.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Richard Ricketts. With Ethel Maude Ricketts.7,8,9,10
bt 1914 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Richard Ricketts.11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22

Grave

  • WES B 0036, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Charles, beloved husband of Ann RICKETTS d 15 Jun 1927, aged 92 years also the above Ann RICKETTS, d 6 Jan 1929, aged 91 years, also their daughter Annie RICKETTS, d 6 Dec 1891, aged 22 years.23,24

Family

Charles Richard Ricketts b. 21 Jan 1834, d. 16 Jun 1927
Children 1.Alice Elizabeth Ricketts b. 15 Nov 1866, d. 1958
 2.Ethel Maude Ricketts b. 1879, d. 21 Feb 1967

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Aug 1925, RICKETTS-BUTCHER. - On the 11th August, 1859, at New street Methodist Church, Brighton, by the Rev. Edward King, Charles R. Ricketts to Ann Butcher, late of Auburn grove, Auburn. (Present address, Beaconsfield North.)25

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Alexandra Tree - Owner: Peter_Frampton.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3283."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg Northcote."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1929, 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. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  18. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  19. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  20. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  21. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  22. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  23. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Also Annie RICKETTS aged 22, service 5 Nov 1891.
  24. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Aug 1925 p17.
Last Edited23 Mar 2017
 

NOTE

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