George Frederick Handel South

M, #1623, b. Apr 1838, d. 28 Feb 1911
Land-Note* PAK-66 (part): rates:
1885/6 South George House Beac no NAV
1890/1 South George Minister N55 House 13a Pt PAK-66
1891/2 do
1892/3 South Mrs Lady N40 House 13a
1893/4 do
1894/5 South Kate Lady N40 House 6a 2r 39p Lot 4 lp1265 (13a crossed out)
1895/6 South Mrs G 2a pt 66 N30
1896/7 do
1897/8 do but N25
1898/9 do N25 also townlot PAK-1A
1899/00 N30. 
Probate (Will)* George Frederick South. Clergyman. Royal Park. 28 Feb 1911. 862/124.1 
Birth*Apr 1838 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, Jun Q [Salisbury] 8 400 [par George Bennet SOUTH & Sarah PEARCEY].2,3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel21 Jan 1840 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship John Bull assisted migrants
Age 1 1/2 years - travelling with parents.4
Marriage*1864 Spouse: Catherine Baylis. VIC, Australia, #M3781.5
 
Land-UBeac*1 Feb 1889 PAK-66 (Lot 4). Transfer from Catherine Walsh to George Frederick Handel South. 6a 2r 37p.6 
Land-UBeac*22 Jan 1891 PAK-1A l/p2788 (281147). Transfer from William Brisbane to George Frederick Handel South. C/T 2330-909.7 
Land-Note*29 Jan 1895 PAK-66 (Lot 4): South obtained mortgage from Willliam Edward Morris, which was discharged on 15 Jun 1898
6a 2r 37p.8 
Land-Note*15 Feb 1895 Copy Writ of Fieri Facias issued out of the Supreme Court in an action No 168 in the year 1895 James Robert Phelan against Reverend George Frederick South served on the 15th of February 1895 at 2.20 p.m.
It appears that the property was transferred to Phelan by the Sheriff on 10 Apr 1895, but ultimately it was in the ownership of William Edward Morris.9 
Land-UBeac*10 Apr 1895 PAK-66 (Lot 4). Transfer from George Frederick Handel South to James Robert Phelan. It appears that the property was transferred to Phelan by the Sheriff on 10 Apr 1895 (due to the court action by Phelan), but ultimately it was in the ownership of William Edward Morris.9 
Death*28 Feb 1911 Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #D536 (Age 77) [par Unknown].10 

Grave

  • Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia, Church Of England: Compartment C Grave 286.11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Oct 1876, RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT, TAPANUI. Saturday, 7th October. G. F. South v. J. Guinan. — Neglecting to register birth of child. Fined 1s.12
  • 30 Jan 1878, TAPANUI. A very large meeting of householders was held at Tapanui to elect a School Committee. It was very orderly. The following gentlemen were duly elected by a block vote : Messrs Perguson, Patterson, Bremner, Fargher, Mackie, M'Alister, and Dr Douglas. The opposition proposed seven other candidates consisting of Mr South's party, but they were not supported by the people. Mr South was present.13
  • 28 Dec 1883, At the Ordination Service held in St Peter's Church, Eastern Hill, Melbourne, on Sunday morning last, of four candidates for the office of Deacon two gentlemen were from Gippsland, namely Mr John Standrin, now stationed at Walhalla, late Primitive Methodist clergyman at Sale, and Mr George Frederick South, of Holy Trinity, Stratford, who were admitted into Holy orders, by the Right Rev. Dr. Moorhouse, D.D., Bishop of Melbourne.14
  • 2 Apr 1890, Berwick Shire Council Correspondence: From G. T. South, Beaconsfield, stating that his property had been endangered by bush fires, and asking if the Council would pay portion of cost if he put on men to burn off scrub, &c., from roads near his place.—To be informed that the request could not be complied with.15
  • 21 Aug 1897, A HUSBAND PROVIDER. THE WIDOW AND THE MATRIMONIAL AGENT. MR JUSTICE a'BECKETT MAKES A SUGGESTION.
    In the Supreme Court yesterday, Mr. Justice a'Beckett continued the hearing of the action brought by Helen Riddock, widow of the late James Taylor Riddock, against Annie Holt, of Holt's Matrimonial Agency, to obtain a declaration that a transfer of plaintiffs interest in her mother's will, made to defendant, was by way of security only, although absolute in form. Plaintiff alleged that the property, which was worth about £1500, was transferred by way of security for a loan of £17, and that defendant had since contended that it was an absolute assignment. The defence was that it was an absolute assignment, but that by the deed Mrs. Riddock reserved for herself the right to receive the income from the estate during her lifetime. Mr. Hayes and Mr. Agg, instructed by Mr, H. S. M. Evans, appeared for plaintiff ; and Mr. Weigall, instructed by Mr. H. S. Martin, for defendant Annie Holt, the defendant, under cross-examination by Mr. Hayes, said that when defendant called at the agency in search of a husband she learned something of her position. They never introduced a lady with means to a gentleman unless he was in a similar or better position. Some months after meeting her, plaintiff spoke of leaving her property to her at her death, saying that otherwise the Crown would only have it. Witness was not benefited by the deed, except in the event of the plaintiff's death, and that might not happen for 20 to 30 years. Mr. Hayes : You were a witness in a case in which a man was tried for bigamy ? — Yes. His defence was that he was drunk when he was married at your agency? — Yes; but he has since said he was sober. He was sober. The jury disbelieved your statement? — They found the man not guilty. Was be married at your agency by the Rev. Mr. South? — No ; by a Presbyterian minister. You employ a number of clergymen to cele brate marriages at your establishment ? — Yes; we have done so for years. Has Mr. South celebrated marriages there ? — Yes. George Frederick South, Church of England clergyman, residing at Upper Beaconsfield, gave evidence that he witnessed a letter signed by Mrs. Riddock in which she acknowledged that there had not been any coercion. He read it through to her carefully, and she said she meant every word that was in it. She said Mrs. Holt had been very kind to her ; that she was a lonely woman, and that the transfer was her own suggestion. He had not celebrated any marriages at the agency since the end of June last. Cross-examined by Mr. Hayes: He was not attached to any parish. He had been stricken with paralysis, and could not stand the wear and tear at present. To Mr. Weigall : He had a private residence at Beaconsfield. This closed the evidence. Mr. Justice a'Beckett said he proposed to state what were his impressions in regard to the case, subject to what might be said by counsel. He thought that when plaintiff signed the deed she was a weak, foolish woman, who would be very easily imposed on by anyone. He was satisfied, however, from the evidence given by Mrs. Riddock herself that no fraud bad been perpetrated on her. Plaintiff must cither be a most forgetful or foolish woman or she had wilfully misrepresented the facts, and he did not think she had done that. There could be no doubt that she had signed the letter admitting that there was no coercion, and that she was aware of her position. Had she asked to be relieved of the deed as having been executed by a person in impoverished circumstances and without advice, she having been in fluenced by the more powerful mind of the defendant, and having been led to make a preposterously foolish bargain, she would undoubtedly have had a very strong case. He had a proposal to make which he thought it would be prudont for defendant to accept. It was that the charge of fraud should be with drawn by consent, and an order made that the Administrator-General of Bengal should realise the property belonging to Mrs. Riddock and transmit the result to the Master in Equity in Victoria. Then out of the money so realised Mrs. Holt should be fully indemnified in respect of the costs of this action : she should have the £25 given in consideration of the transfer returned to her, with interest, and be allowed the expenses of pre paring the deed as well as something to recoup her for the loss and inconvenience to which she had been subjected. He had such an opinion of the mental capacity of the plaintiff, so far as her capacity to manage her affairs was concerned, that he would direct that she should not receive the money except on personal application to the Master in Equity. Mrs. Holt ought to have put the foolish lady into communication with some really disin terested adviser. The bargain which plaintiff had made was of a most monstrous character. She was ready to give away valuable property for a few pounds in order to obtain relief from temporary embarrassment. The money realised from the property might be employed to purchase her a life annuity. She was to some extent answerable for her case having been presented in the aspect which it had by failing to give her solicitor that full information which she should have afforded him. The inducement to defen dant to agree to the proposal he had made was that there would be no further litigation, and it was possible, to say the least of it, that further litigation would be successful. Mr. Weigall said that he had witnesses to show that there was no undue influence. Thinking them unnecessary, he had sent them away in order to avoid additional costs. They would have shown that the plaintiff was a shrewd woman throughout. Mr. Justice a'Beckett said that in order to allow the parties time to consider his suggestion he would let the matter stand over until Monday next.16
  • 24 Aug 1897, AN OLD FRIEND.— Giving evidence on Friday in the Supreme Court, Melbourne, in the case in which Mrs. Holt, of Holt’s matrimonial agency, was sued for getting £1500 worth of property out of a female client for a loan of £16 or £17, was the Rev. George Frederick South, clergyman of the Church of England. He described himself as now residing at Upper Beaconsfield. He said that he was at Mrs. Holt’s to make certain inquiries on behalf of a clergyman in England. He had celebrated marriages at the establishment, the last occasion being the end of June. He was asked by Mrs Holt if he would witness the signing of a document. He read the document through to himself, then he handed it to Mrs. Riddock (the woman who disposed of the property in question) to read. She apparently read it, said the rev. gentleman. He asked Mrs. Riddock if she meant what was in the letter, and she said, “Every word of it.” She volunteered that Mrs. Holt had been very kind to her, that she was a lone woman, that it was entirely her own doing, and that Mrs. Holt had not suggested it. He had not since been employed at the premises, but had called there. Mr. Hayes : Are you employed at Beaconsfield? Witness : I am living there. I have been very ill.—When did you last officiate at a church? Not very long back at my old parish at the Danish settlement.— Where is that? At South Gippsland.—You are not attached to any parish? No, I have been stricken with paralysis and could not stand the wear and tear at present.—Mr. Weigall : You were of independent means? Witness : Yes.— And you have a private residence at Beaconsfield? Yes.17

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P9, unit 241 - File not online.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#M3781."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-602 George Frederick South of the Vicarage Rochester, Clerk in Holy Orders.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2273-430 - George Frederick South - C/T 2330-909.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-602 Mortgage No 162460.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-602.
  10. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  11. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "Church Of England: Compartment C Grave 286."
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Papers Past: Tuapeka Times, Volume IX, Issue 608, 14 October 1876, Page 3.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Papers Past: Tuapeka Times, Volume X, Issue 743, 30 January 1878, Page 3.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times, 28 Dec 1883, p2.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 2 Apr 1890, p3.
  16. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 31 Aug 1897, p10.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Bendigo Independent (Vic), 24 Aug 1897, p1.
Last Edited22 Mar 2018

Catherine Baylis

F, #1624, b. 1847, d. 11 Mar 1926
Father*Charles Baylis
Mother*Elizabeth Gardner
Probate (Will)* Kate South. Widow. Geelong West. 11 Mar 1926. 207/342.1 
Married NameSouth. 
Name Variation Catherine Baylis was also known as Kate South. 
Birth*18472 
Marriage*1864 Spouse: George Frederick Handel South. VIC, Australia, #M3781.3
 
Residence*1888 Lynwood, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.4 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1889 PAK-78A. Transfer from Joseph Goldsworth Hollow to Kate South. 1a 2r 2p.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1889 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11). Transfer from Mary Ann Hollow to Kate South. 3a 2r 13 2/10p.6 
Land-Note*25 Feb 1889 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A: Mortgagee: Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Mary Ann Hollow. Discharged 6 Jul 1891. Mortgagor was Kate South.7,8 
Land-UBeac*3 Aug 1905 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A. Transfer from Kate South to Thomas Godfrey Leslie. 1a 2r 2p + 3a 2r 13 2/10p 'Linwood.9,10
Widow28 Feb 1911Catherine Baylis became a widow upon the death of her husband George Frederick Handel South.11 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelDec 1920 Sailing with Lilian Kate South to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Ceramic from England
Age 74.12 
Death*11 Mar 1926 Geelong W, VIC, Australia, #D1518 (Age 79) [par Charles BAYLIS & Elizabeth GARDNER] - as Kate SOUTH.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaWith Dr Arthur Eustace South.14,15

Grave

  • Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Geelong, VIC, Australia, COE**8***13216

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1632; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 730.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1518 age 79 [par Charles BAYLIS & Elizabeth GARDINER]."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#M3781."
  4. [S58] Norman E Beaumont, Early Days of Berwick.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1864-664 - Kate South of the Vicarage Rochester Married Woman.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-604 - Mary Ann Hollow the wife of Joseph Hollow of Burnley Street Richmond Builder and Contractor - to Kate South of The Vicarage Rochester Married Woman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-604 - Mortgage 25 Feb 1889 - Discharged 6 Jul 1891.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1864-664 - Mortgage No 98741 - discharged 6 Jul 1890.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-604 - Thomas Godfrey Leslie of the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital East Melbourne Superintendent.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1864-664 - Thomas Godfrey Leslie of The Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital East Melbourne Superindendant.
  11. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  12. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 939/003.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  14. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  15. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  16. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.gct.net.au/search.html#.
Last Edited24 Apr 2016

Alexander Sanderson Robertson

M, #1634, b. 18 Apr 1831, d. 29 Sep 1917
Birth*18 Apr 1831 Broughton, Peebleshire, Scotland.1,2,3 
Marriage*21 Jun 1860 Spouse: Anne Elizabeth Bosworth. Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England, Jun Q [Weymouth] 5a 577 / 2nd entry [Wrexham].4
Land-Note*24 Mar 1904 GEM-D-42: Mortgagee: Alexander Sanderson Robertson. Transfer of Mortgage to William Henry Goff on 26 April 1907. Mortgagor was William Henry Goff.5 
Residence*b 1909 "Bosworth", Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, property later called "Yuulong".
Also had property called "Bosworth" in East Malvern. 
Death*29 Sep 1917 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D7046 age 86 [par Adam ROBERTSON & Christian ALEXANDER].6 
Death-Notice*2 Oct 1917ROBERTSON.—On the 29th September (suddenly), Alexander S. Robertson, J.P., "Bosworth," High street, Malvern, and late Upper Beaconsfield, aged 86 years. (Interred privately, Boroondara Cemetery, 1st October.)7 
Probate (Will)*9 Nov 1917 153/457. Did not own UB property at time of death.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881109 Withington Road, Moss Side, Lancashire, EnglandHead of Household: Alexander Sanderson Robertson. Age 49 - Retired Land & Houses
Member(s) of Household: Anne Elizabeth Robertson, John Alexander Robertson, Norman Gladstone Robertson.9
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Anne Elizabeth Robertson. With Jane Elizabeth Robertson.10,11,12,13

Grave

  • C/E B1531/1532, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Alexander Sanderson ROBERTSON, d 29 Sep 1917, aged 86 years, also his wife Anne Elizabeth, d 6 Jun 1923, aged 86 years, in loving memory of Jane Elizabeth ROBERTSON, d 28 Mar 1944, aged 80 years, in loving memory of Alexander ROBERTSON (Lex) d 15 Oct 1926, aged 25 years14,15

Family

Anne Elizabeth Bosworth b. 1837, d. 6 Jun 1923
Children 1.Jane Elizabeth Robertson b. Jun 1862, d. 28 Mar 1944
 2.John Alexander Robertson+ b. Dec 1868, d. 11 Nov 1952
 3.Norman Gladstone Robertson b. Mar 1877, d. 2 Nov 1909

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Jun 1910, We offer our congratulations to Mr and Mrs. A. S. Robertson, of "Bosworth " Upper Beaconsfield, who gave an "at home" on Tuesday, 21st June, to celebrate their golden wedding—1860-1910. Mr. Robertson came to Melbourne in September, 1852, and was one of the early contractors for the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway, the first made in Australia, and opened for traffic September, 1854. The firm of Porter and Robertson constructed the Port Melbourne Railway Pier, the late Mr. Elsdon being the company's engineer.16
  • 13 Oct 1917, The death has occurred of Mr. Alexander Sanderson Robertson, aged 86, who was identified with early railway construction in Victoria. He was born at Broughton, Peebleshire, Scotland, on April 18, 1831, and came to Australia in 1851. After spending some time on the Bendigo diggings he came to Melbourne. In partnership with Mr William Porter; he constructed the first railway in Australia for the Hobson's Bay Railway Company, between Melbourne and Sandridge (now Port Melbourne.) The railway was opened for traffic on September 14, 1854. The firm, also built the Sandridge railway pier, which still stands. Subsequently Mr Robertson went to England. He returned to Melbourne in 1881, and lived in retirement at Upper Beaconsfield.
    At the time of his death he was living at High street, Malvern. A widow, son and daughter survive him.3

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census - aged 49."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 13 Oct 1917, p24.
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Jun Q [Weymouth] 5a 577 / 2nd entry [Wrexham]."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-983 - William Henry Goff to Alexander Sanderson Robertson - Robertson transferred the mortgage back to William Henry Goff, probably because Agar Wynne and Robert Joseph Patrick Gibney took possession at some stage.
  6. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D7046 age 86 [par Adam ROBERTSON & Christina ALEXANDER]."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Oct 1917 p1.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 153/457.
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 3937; Folio: 91; Page: 13; GSU roll: 1341940."
  10. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  11. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  12. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    C/E B1532.
  15. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925), Thu 23 Jun 1910, p20
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article176547252
Last Edited23 May 2018

Anne Elizabeth Bosworth

F, #1635, b. 1837, d. 6 Jun 1923
Married NameRobertson. 
Birth*1837 Devon, England.1 
Marriage*21 Jun 1860 Spouse: Alexander Sanderson Robertson. Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England, Jun Q [Weymouth] 5a 577 / 2nd entry [Wrexham].2
Land-UBeac*27 Aug 1892 PAK-222. Transfer from John Stewart to Anne Elizabeth Robertson. 19a 3r 4p.3 
Land-UBeac*15 Oct 1895 PAK-223 (part). Transfer from James Gibb to Anne Elizabeth Robertson. 9a 0r 3p - Caveat lodged 27 Jul 1893.4 
Land-UBeac*23 Nov 1909 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lots 48.49). Transfer from The Victorian Permanent Building Society to Anne Elizabeth Robertson. 8a 3r 31p.5 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1910 PAK-223 (part). Transfer from Anne Elizabeth Robertson to George Wilson Martin. 9a 0r 3p.6 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1910 PAK-222. Transfer from Anne Elizabeth Robertson to George Wilson Martin. 19a 3r 4p.7 
Land-UBeac*25 Oct 1910 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lots 48.49). Transfer from Anne Elizabeth Robertson to George Wilson Martin. 8a 3r 31p.8 
Widow29 Sep 1917Anne Elizabeth Bosworth became a widow upon the death of her husband Alexander Sanderson Robertson.9 
Death*6 Jun 1923 Bosworth, High street, Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D6502 age 86 [par John BOSWORTH & Jane KILLOCK].10 
Death-Notice*9 Jun 1923ROBERTSON. -On the 6th June (suddenly), at her residence, Bosworth, High Street, Malvern, Anne Elizabeth relict of the late Alexander Sanderson Robertson, eldest daughter of the late John Bosworth, Her Majesty's War department, London, aged 86 years. Privately interred Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, 8th June.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881109 Withington Road, Moss Side, Lancashire, England(Head of Household) Alexander Sanderson Robertson;
Age 45
Member(s) of Household: John Alexander Robertson Norman Gladstone Robertson12
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Alexander Sanderson Robertson. With Jane Elizabeth Robertson.13,14,15,16

Grave

  • C/E B1531/1532, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Alexander Sanderson ROBERTSON, d 29 Sep 1917, aged 86 years, also his wife Anne Elizabeth, d 6 Jun 1923, aged 86 years, in loving memory of Jane Elizabeth ROBERTSON, d 28 Mar 1944, aged 80 years, in loving memory of Alexander ROBERTSON (Lex) d 15 Oct 1926, aged 25 years17,18

Family

Alexander Sanderson Robertson b. 18 Apr 1831, d. 29 Sep 1917
Children 1.Jane Elizabeth Robertson b. Jun 1862, d. 28 Mar 1944
 2.John Alexander Robertson+ b. Dec 1868, d. 11 Nov 1952
 3.Norman Gladstone Robertson b. Mar 1877, d. 2 Nov 1909

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Jun 1910, We offer our congratulations to Mr and Mrs. A. S. Robertson, of "Bosworth " Upper Beaconsfield, who gave an "at home" on Tuesday, 21st June, to celebrate their golden wedding—1860-1910. Mr. Robertson came to Melbourne in September, 1852, and was one of the early contractors for the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway, the first made in Australia, and opened for traffic September, 1854. The firm of Porter and Robertson constructed the Port Melbourne Railway Pier, the late Mr. Elsdon being the company's engineer.19

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Jun Q [Weymouth] 5a 577 / 2nd entry [Wrexham]."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-265 - Ann Elizabeth Robertson wife of Alexander Sanderson Robertson of High Street Malvern Grain Merchant.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1822-398 - Ann Elizabeth Robertson the wife of Alexander Sanderson Robertson of High Street Malvern Grain Merchant - C/T 2589-614.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3199-744 - Anne Elizabeth Robertson the wife of Alexander Sanderson Robertson of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman - C/T 3381-123.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2589-614 - George Wilson Martin of Bosworth Upper Beaconsfield Valuer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-265 - George Wilson Martin of Bosworth Upper Beaconsfield Valuer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3381-123 - George Wilson Martin of Bosworth Upper Beaconsfield Valuer.
  9. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D7046 age 86 [par Adam ROBERTSON & Christina ALEXANDER]."
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6502 age 86 [par John BOSWORTH & Jane KILLOCK]."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 June 1923 p17.
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 3937; Folio: 91; Page: 13; GSU roll: 1341940."
  13. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  14. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  15. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  16. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  17. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    C/E B1532.
  18. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925), Thu 23 Jun 1910, p20
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article176547252
Last Edited23 May 2018

John Alexander Robertson

M, #1636, b. Dec 1868, d. 11 Nov 1952
Father*Alexander Sanderson Robertson b. 18 Apr 1831, d. 29 Sep 1917
Mother*Anne Elizabeth Bosworth b. 1837, d. 6 Jun 1923
Birth*Dec 1868 Manchester, Lancashire, England, Dec Q [Chorlton] 8c 681.1 
Marriage*29 Dec 1898 Spouse: Lucy Australie Dickinson. St George's Church, Malvern, VIC, Australia, #M5847.2
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Jan 1899ROBERTSON —DICKINSON. —On the 29th December, 1898, at St. George's Church, Malvern, by the Rev. Canon Godby, John Alexander, eldest son of A. S. Robertson, Esq., Kirk Bank, Malvern, to Lucy Australie, eldest daughter of W. Dickinson, Esq., Sandalwood, Lachlan River, New South Wales.3 
Occupation*1917 Shipping manager. 
Widower3 Aug 1952John Alexander Robertson became a widower upon the death of his wife Lucy Australie Dickinson.4 
Death*11 Nov 1952 Warrandyte, VIC, Australia, #D23848 (Age 83.)5 
Death-Notice*12 Nov 1952ROBERTSON, John Alexander. - On November 11 (suddenly), at Warrandyte, loving husband of the late Lucy A Robertson, loved father of Marjorie (Mrs H M Browne), Lex (deceased), Noel (deceased) and Norman aged 83 years.—Rest in peace.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881109 Withington Road, Moss Side, Lancashire, England(Head of Household) Alexander Sanderson Robertson;
Age 12 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Anne Elizabeth Robertson Norman Gladstone Robertson7

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Dec Q [Chorlton] 8c 681."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1899, p1.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12700 age 78 [par William DICKENSON & Julia BROADBENT]."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg Ringwood."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Nov 1952, p11.
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 3937; Folio: 91; Page: 13; GSU roll: 1341940."
Last Edited29 Sep 2016

Lucy Australie Dickinson

F, #1637, b. 1874, d. 3 Aug 1952
Married NameRobertson. 
Birth*1874 NSW, Australia.1 
Marriage*29 Dec 1898 Spouse: John Alexander Robertson. St George's Church, Malvern, VIC, Australia, #M5847.2
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Jan 1899ROBERTSON —DICKINSON. —On the 29th December, 1898, at St. George's Church, Malvern, by the Rev. Canon Godby, John Alexander, eldest son of A. S. Robertson, Esq., Kirk Bank, Malvern, to Lucy Australie, eldest daughter of W. Dickinson, Esq., Sandalwood, Lachlan River, New South Wales.3 
Death*3 Aug 1952 M Park, VIC, Australia, #D12700 age 78 [par William DICKENSON & Julia BROADBENT].4 
Death-Notice*5 Aug 1952ROBERTSON Lucy Australie - On August 3 dearly loved wife of John A Robertson of Struan Lodge Warrandyte loving mother of Marjorie (Mrs Browne, Beveridge) Lex (deceased) Noel (deceased) and Norman.—Rest in peace.5 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M5847."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1899, p1.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12700 age 78 [par William DICKENSON & Julia BROADBENT]."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Aug 1952 p11.
Last Edited29 Sep 2016

Jane Elizabeth Robertson

F, #1641, b. Jun 1862, d. 28 Mar 1944
Father*Alexander Sanderson Robertson b. 18 Apr 1831, d. 29 Sep 1917
Mother*Anne Elizabeth Bosworth b. 1837, d. 6 Jun 1923
Birth*Jun 1862 Chorlton, Lancashire, England, Jun Q [Chorlton] 8c 688.1 
Death*28 Mar 1944 Private Hospital, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D2771 age 81.2 
Death-Notice*30 Mar 1944ROBERTSON.-On March 28, at a private hospital. East St. Kilda, Jane Elizabeth, loved daughter of the late A. S. and A. E. Robertson, dearly loved sister of John A., Struan Lodge, Warrandyte, and Norman (deceased). -Rest in peace.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Jean Elizabeth). With Alexander Sanderson Robertson and Anne Elizabeth Robertson.4,5,6,7

Grave

  • C/E B1531/1532, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Alexander Sanderson ROBERTSON, d 29 Sep 1917, aged 86 years, also his wife Anne Elizabeth, d 6 Jun 1923, aged 86 years, in loving memory of Jane Elizabeth ROBERTSON, d 28 Mar 1944, aged 80 years, in loving memory of Alexander ROBERTSON (Lex) d 15 Oct 1926, aged 25 years8,9

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Jun Q [Chorlton] 8c 688."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D2771 age 81."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Mar 1944 p2.
  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. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    C/E B1532.
  9. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited29 Sep 2016

Percy Ide Hopkins

M, #1643, b. 20 Aug 1882, d. 1960
Percy Ide HOPKINS
(1882- )
Father*Thomas Robert Gray Hopkins
Mother*Emily Whisson
Birth*20 Aug 1882 Strathalbyn, SA, Australia, #B289/346 [par Thomas Robert Gray HOPKINS & Emily WHISSON].1 
Marriage*1906 Spouse: Jessie Marshall Schlipalius. VIC, Australia, #M8865R.2
Widower5 Jul 1954Percy Ide Hopkins became a widower upon the death of his wife Jessie Marshall Schlipalius.3 
Death*1960 Coburg, VIC, Australia, #D9677 (Age 77) [par unknown].4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Feb 1925, THE INSOLVENCY ACTS.—In the Court of Insolvency.—DIVIDENDS are intended to be declared in the undermentioned estates. Creditors who have not proved their debts by the seventh day of March, 1925, will be excluded:— PERCY IDE HOPKINS, of 110 High Street, St. Kilda, Formerly of 35 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda, Grocer. Sequestrated 19th Day of February, 1924. - First and final.5

Citations

  1. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "listed as Percy Ida HOPKINS & Percy Ide Lpkins."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D7332 age 72 - as HOPKINS."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Feb 1925, p18.
Last Edited5 Apr 2019

Elizabeth Leckie

F, #1644, d. 11 Jan 1837
Married NameBrisbane. 
Marriage*15 Jun 1792 Spouse: John Brisbane. Edinburgh, Scotland.1
 
Widow15 Jun 1805Elizabeth Leckie became a widow upon the death of her husband John Brisbane.2 
Death*11 Jan 1837 Perthshire, Scotland, (Age 74) of influenza - buried 14 Jan 1837.2 

Family

John Brisbane b. 18 Oct 1765, d. 15 Jun 1805
Children 1.James Brisbane+ b. 31 Oct 1795, d. 8 Nov 1852
 2.William Brisbane+ b. 27 Sep 1803, d. 15 Oct 1875

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Scotland marriages.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from Maree Gould."
Last Edited22 Oct 2017

John Hedrick

M, #1645, b. 30 Apr 1853, d. 9 Jul 1930
Father*John Hedrick b. 5 Oct 1820, d. 6 Mar 1900
Mother*Agnes Brydon b. 10 Jan 1830, d. 2 Nov 1907
Birth*30 Apr 1853 Geelong, VIC, Australia.1 
Birth-Notice*6 May 1853On the 30th ult., the wife of Mr. John Hedrick, merchant, Moorabool-street, of a son.2 
Marriage*13 Aug 1882 Spouse: Emily Morrison. Louth, NSW, Australia, #M3760/1882.3
 
Death*9 Jul 1930 Mackay, QLD, Australia, #D1930/C/2845 [par John HEDRICK & Agnes BRYDON].4 
Death-Notice*10 Jul 1930THE Funeral of the late JOHN HEDRICK senior, of Mt Jukes, will move from the Funeral Parlor, Alfred-street, THIS DAY at 3.30 p.m. to the Mackay Cemetery. Friends will please accept this the only intimation and invitation. (Motor Service)
ALEX GRANT, Funeral Director.5 
Burial*10 Jul 1930 Mackay, QLD, Australia.5 
Death-Notice14 Jul 1930HEDRICK.— July 9, 1930, at the District Hospital, Mackay, Nth. Queensland, John Hedrick, late of Bourke and Sydney. Melbourne "Argus" please copy.6 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Judy Soutar, New Zealand - viewed Nov 2010.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (Vic. : 1851 - 1856), Fri 6 May 1853, p2.
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), Thu 10 Jul 1930, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170456003
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Pictorial (Sydney, NSW : 1930 - 1931), Mon 14 Jul 1930, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article246130847
Last Edited12 Nov 2018

Henry Lewer Ellis

M, #1646, b. 1869, d. 19 Nov 1956
Birth*1869 Gboro, VIC, Australia, #B8948.1 
Marriage*25 Apr 1894 Spouse: Jessie Agnes Hedrick. Elsternwick, VIC, Australia.2
 
Marriage-Notice*16 May 1894ELLIS—HEDRICK. —On the 25th ult., at the residence of the bride's parents by the Rev. D. G. M'Crae, Harrie L. Ellis, son of the late F. W. Ellis, of Camberwell, to Jessie Agnes, youngest daughter of John Hedrick, auditor, Melbourne.3 
Widower12 Feb 1923Henry Lewer Ellis became a widower upon the death of his wife Jessie Agnes Hedrick.2,4 
Death*19 Nov 1956 Ringwood, VIC, Australia, #D23961 (Age 87) [par Frederick William ELLIS & Maberley Ann MAPLETON].5 
Death-Notice*20 Nov 1956ELLIS.—On November 19, at his residence. The Terrace, Croydon, Henry Lewer, loved husband of Victoria Ellis.
ELLIS.—On November 19, Henry Lower, loved father of Vera (Mrs. Pearson, deceased), Jack, Jessie (Mrs. Besant), Roy (deceased), Alma (Mrs. Kniese), Jean (Mrs. Whitson), and Nan (Mrs. Beck).6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, waynehedrick - viewed Nov 2010.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 May 1894, p1.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, anne_at_home lists cause of death.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Nov 1956, p14.
Last Edited19 Feb 2018

John Arthur Sandham

M, #1647, b. 1834, d. 1901
Birth*1834 
Marriage*18 Feb 1882 Spouse: Margaret Kerr Hedrick. Booligal, NSW, Australia, #M5715 (NSW) [reg Hillston].1,2
 
Death*1901 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D10803 (Age 67) [par William George SANDHAM & Mary BIBBLE].3 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, waynehedrick - viewed Nov 2010.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
Last Edited19 Feb 2018

Duncan Cameron

M, #1648, b. 28 Feb 1824, d. 1 Dec 1911
Birth*28 Feb 1824 Ardnastang, Strontian, Argyll, Scotland.1 
Marriage*15 Nov 1846 Spouse: Jane Douglas. Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel20 Dec 1852 Sailing with Jane Cameron, Alexander Cameron, John Cameron, William Cameron, Flora Buchanan, Catherine Buchanan, Catherine Buchanan, Jane Buchanan to Geelong, VIC, Australia. Ship Allison. Disembarked 8 Feb 1853 Age: 29
Delayed disembarkation due to typhus on board. Widowed 8 Jan 1853 - Duncan's wife Jane died of typhus on board

     
Age 28.3 
Widower8 Jan 1853Duncan Cameron became a widower upon the death of his wife Jane Douglas
Marriage*15 Feb 1853 Spouse: Flora Buchanan. Independent Congregational, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M490.1
 
Death*1 Dec 1911 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D11909 (Age 92) [par Alex CAMERON & Mary CAMERON]
Senile Decay, Heart Failure, 2days duration.1,4,5 
Death-Notice*9 Dec 1911CAMERON -On the 1st December, 1911, at his late residence, Beaconsfield, Duncan, the dearly beloved husband of Flora Cameron, and beloved brother of of Mrs. S. Cameron (Wallan), a native of Ardnastaing, Strontian Argyllshire, Scotland, aged 88 years, a colonist of 60 years. (Interred at Berwick on 2nd inst.)6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Alex & Mary CAMERON, Ardnastang, Strontian, Argyll, ScotlandAge 17 - M S7
     
30 Mar 185116 Weighhouse Row, Carluke, Lanarkshire, ScotlandHead of Household: Duncan Cameron. Age 27 - Ironstone Miner
Member(s) of Household: Jane Cameron, Alexander Cameron, John Cameron.8
bt 1903 - 1905Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: pensioner. With Flora Cameron.9,10

Grave

  • Plot 5-344-A + B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Jan 1859, THISTLES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,-As a well-known friend of the farmer, I hope you will afford me space in the columns of The Argus, to expose a gross inconsistency on the part of the responsible authorities, whoever they may be, and one materially affecting the interests of farmers generally.
    Adjoining the township of Wallan Wallan, and fronting M'Leod's Hotel, there is a reserve of 80 acres literally covered with thistles. I and all landowners had notices recently served upon us, to eradicate the thistles on our grounds, and I believe a neighbor has been already summoned for not complying with said order.
    Now, Sir, I have done this duty for the last three years ; but what have the authorities done ? They have never eradicated one thistle on the township or reserves as yet. The consequence is, that there is no district in the oolony where thistles aro so rapidly spreading, to the great injury of our crops. Why should the authorities compel us to do what they wont do themselves? And even if we do it, our work is useless, while we have one mass of 80 acres of thistles adjoining our farms.
    I hope, Sir, you will use your powerful influence to remove this grievance, for if the Government fine us, we intend applying to Parliament for relief against this gross negligence.
    DUNCAN CAMERON. Farmer, Wallan Wallan.12
  • 21 Jan 1860, THE THISTLE NUISANCE. - TO THE EDITOR OP THE ARGUS.
    Sir,-The importance which attaches to agricultural pursuits will be my only apology for soliciting space in your columns for the insertion of this letter. The Argus has always taken a deep interest in what relates to the farmer, and I feel confident you will lend your powerful aid in removing a grievance which presses deeply on the most important und yet least remunerative interest in the colony. I refer to the thistle nuisance. About this time last year a letter of mine appeared in the columns of The Argus directing public attention to the above nuisance in the vicinity of Wallan Wallan. This letter was noticed in your agricultural report, and was calculated to do much good, but for the paltry efforts of a neighbouring squatter to mislead the public through the columns of a "morning contemporary" and unhappily, through the petty jealousies of many of the inhabitants of this district, no united effort has been made to remove the grievance complained of. Subsequent to writing to the Argus I called the attention of Mr Heales, M L A, to the subject, who showed what interest he felt in the welfare of his constituents in not having the common courtesy to reply to my letter. I was, however, indirectly informed that Mr Heales called on Mr. Duffy, who said that no provision had been made for the year 1859 for the eradication of thistles, but that ample provision would be made for 1860. From the reply of Mr Nicholson to Mr Carr the other day in the House of Assembly, I find that no such provision has been made on the Estimates. How the O'Shannassy Government could be guilty of such culpable negligence I cannot say, but I presume it is only in consonance with their other administrative actions. You may easily conceive how much the farming interest suffers from this grievance. Last year I and scores of other farmers were summoned to Donnybrook in the busiest season of the year, dancing attend ance on courts of justice, while I at least eradi cated all thistles on my ground three different times. Adjoining my farm is a reserve of Government ground which is the great thistle nursery of the district, yet no effort has been made by Government, either this or last year, to eradicate one single thistle. Fronting M'Leod's Hotel, Wallan Wallan, is the famous Green-hill, as it is called, consisting of 80 acres of Government ground. This is one impenetrable mass of thistles, and from its high position, the thistle seed is spread over an immense tract of country, consisting mainly of agricultural lands, I assure you, Sir, the expense attending the eradication of thistles, from seed coming from Government lands, forms a very serious item in the farmers' expenditure. Let the Government be consistent -let them either eradicate the thistles on Government grounds, or repeal the Thistle Act, and let not the monstrous injustice be inflicted on farmers any longer of being compelled to pay for the negligence of infamous Administrations. When Governments neglect, and worthless senators deceive, we turn to the Press almost instinctively as the last advocate of liberty and justice. I trust, therefore, you will lend your aid to re- move our grievances by supporting the motion of Mr. Carr, M.L.A., and you will entitle your- self to the lasting gratitude of the farmers of Victoria.
    DUNCAN CAMERON. Wallan Wallan, January 16.13
  • 12 Jan 1887, From D. Cameron, asking Council's consent to recommend the sale to him alone by the Crown Lands Department of the land north of the Cardinia upper bridge, opposite Miller's hotel, at £1 per acre. —Recommended, on the motion of Councillors Brisbane and Ramage.14
  • 2 Nov 1892, BERWICK POLICE COURT. MONDAY, 31st OCTOBER. Before Major Bartrop, P.M., and James Wilson, Esq., J.P.
    Duncan Cameron v. John Milne, wilfully damaging property belonging to plaintiff.
    Mr. Little appeared on behalf of Cameron, and Mr Thomson for defendant. The complainant's statement set forth that defendant's cattle were continually straying into a paddock rented by plaintiff, owing to the fact that defendant had pulled the fences and gates down. The latter had been warned that the cattle would be impounded, but had taken no notice of the warning.
    Duncan Cameron deposed that Milne took away the gate and opened up the fence in his paddock so that defendant's cows got in ; the gate opened into witness's paddock from the main Gembrook road. Defendant also took down a notice board (notifying that trespassing stock would be impounded) from the paddock, and threw it out on the main road. Cross-examined by Mr. Thomson: Witness did not see the defendant take the board down, but defendant admitted to witness that he had done so.
    Hugh Cameron, son of plaintiff said that he knew the defendant. Remembered 14th October. Saw defendant in the Gembrook road on that day ; he was chopping down a gate leading from his (witness's) father's paddock into the main Gembrook road. Both John Milne and his son were destroying the gate, which they placed in a paddock owned by Milne. The gate broken down was in the line of a proposed road through the properties. The road was not at all well defined, there being on one side, only about 60 or 70 yards of fencing, which was used for yoking bullocks up in.
    Wm. Brisbane, agent and auctioneer, produced the agreement between the Beaconsfield Heights Estate and Duncan Cameron for the lease of the land in question (the whole of the property, except blocks 8 and 9). Witness was secretary for the company, and could say that the company did not give Milne any right to effect carriage way through the land.
    Cross-examined by Mr. Thomson : The company never leased the land to Milne. This concluded the case for the plaintiff.
    John Milne, licensee of the Cardinia Park Hotel, said he had always been under the impression that there was a road through the property. Witness put the gate up, and thought he had a right is to take it down.
    The Bench decided that they had no jurisdiction, and dismissed the case.
    Alex. Milne v. D. Cameron. The proceedings were taken under the 14th section of "Pound Act," 1890, and charged defendant with having illegally impounded certain cattle belonging to plaintiff. John Milne said that on the 14th October he and his son saw the defendant and some of his men driving about 20 head of witness's cattle from the paddock, and defendant said they were taking the cattle to the pound. Witness tendered the pound and trespass fees to defendant but he refused to accept that ; afterwards made another offer to defendant of the pound fees, but he again refused: the cattle were impounded in the name of Duncan Cameron, junr.
    Alex. Milne, informant, corroborated in the above evidence, and added that Cameron said to witness's father, when the latter offered the trespass fees, that he would not take the fees because he had given notice that he would impound all cattle.
    Jonathan Denny, contractor, gave evidence to the effect that he had witnessed Milne offer Duncan Cameron some money. The defence was that the statement of the plaintiff that he had offered the fees on the first occasion was false. Duncan Cameron, Senr., swore that plaintiff did not meet witness near the paddock from whence the cattle were taken, and only met him near the pound. Milne then offered the fees to witness, who said "give it to the man in charge of the cattle; I have nothing to do with the impounding." Milne said "you old ——, if you were in Ireland, you would be shot."
    Duncan Cameron, contractor, son of previous witness, deposed to taking the cattle out of the Beaconsfield Heights Estate paddock, and impounding them; witness's father was not present at the time, so the tender of the fees could not have been made to him. Witness was authorised by his father to impound cattle from the paddock.
    The Bench held that Duncan Cameron, junr., was only agent for defendant, and was not the proper person to impound cattle. Moreover, the Act bearing on the matter states that if the trespass fees are tendered to the person in charge of such cattle they must be accepted. Defendant was fined 5s; costs £3 13.15

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, jadams1189 - viewed Nov 2010.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/30708015/person/…
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 022 001 (Flora 022 005 - Flora may have travelled with her mother Catherine and two sisters Catherine 14 and Jane 12).
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, "Sue Craik" Sleigholm Tree viewed Nov 2010 (Cause of death).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Dec 1911, p11.
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Source Citation: Parish: Strontian; ED: 4; Page: 7; Line: 1051; Year: 1841."
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Source Citation: Parish: Carluke; ED: 11; Page: 23; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1851_150; Year: 1851."
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  11. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-344-A     Cameron     Duncan     M     0     14/11/1890     231
    5-344-A     Cameron     Duncan     M     0     30/09/1896     299
    5-344-B     Cameron     D.     M     92     2/12/1911     485
    5-344-B     Cameron     Allen     M     16     23/02/1915     539
    5-344-B     Cameron     Rodrick     M     0     21/08/1918     606.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jan 1859, p5.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jan 1860, p5.
  14. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 12 Jan 1887, p3.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Nov 1892, p2.
Last Edited24 Nov 2017
 

NOTE

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