Charles Edward Hillbrick1

M, #16711, b. 1888, d. 1965
Father*Julius Adolph Hillbrick1 b. 1864, d. 10 Jan 1923
Mother*Emily Leeson1
Land-Note* Allot. 30B, Narre Warren. 
Birth*1888 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B8813.2 
Marriage*1919Spouse: Gerte Lydia McIntosh. VIC, Australia, #M1542.3
 
Land-UBeac*20 Apr 1939 GEM-D-53C. Transfer from Joseph Patrick Hayes to Charles Edward Hillbrick Charles Jolly. 19a 0r 37p.4,5 
Land-UBeac*10 Nov 1952 GEM-D-53C. Transfer from Charles Edward Hillbrick to Charles Jolly. 19a 0r 37p - transfer of Hillbrick's interest to Charles Jolly.6 
Death*1965 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D7011 (Age 76.)3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 May 1940, Roadway In Dispute At Beaconsfield
    “IT might be cheaper for council to buy this settler out,” remarked Cr Head, at Monday’s meeting of the Berwick Shire Council, when a letter was read from F. Manestar, of Beaconsfield, who is seeking an outlet from his property.
    “Undoubtedly,” replied the shire president (Cr Robinson). “That’s what they’re doing in America, anyhow,” proffered Cr Head.
    Mr Manestar complained that Charlie Hillbrick had accompanied the engineer on his inspection and had got a road into his place, whereas he (the writer) had got none. The engineer, he claimed, had been misled about the ground on the side where Hillbrick wanted the road, not being flooded. Three bridges would be needed, whereas only one would be necessary on the route he advocated. Dealing with the same problem, Mr John P. Rhoden, solicitor for Mr J. Edebohls, of Narre Warren East, wrote pointing out that the statement that the Hillbrick Road outlet was constructed by the Ferntree Gully Shire was incorrect. He had been informed by Mr Heaney, engineer of that shire, that it had constructed no such road through allot. 30B, Narre Warren.
    “My client further instructs me that Berwick Shire ratepayers are trespassing through his property
    and will continue to do so,” went on the writer, “and that the statement of your engineer makes it practically impossible for him to prevent this continued trespassing without taking extensive legal
    proceedings.”

    Mr Rhoden inquired just what the position was.
    Cr Gardiner declared that the disputed road was a cutting off a Government road. Residents said it was made 30 years ago! It did not matter whether it was constructed by the Ferntree Gully Shire or not. They should clear the matter up by getting Ferntree Gully Shire to declare it a council road.
    Mr Ahern: Mr Hillbrick has already approached Ferntree Gully and been knocked back. Hillbrick says Edebohls was working on the road when it was constructed, and carried it on to his place.
    The secretary was instructed to arrange a conference with the Ferntree Gully Shire engineer, with the object of straightening out the matter.7
  • 24 Jul 1940, HILLBRICK’S ROAD SOLUTION IN SIGHT
    THE engineer reported that, in company with Cr Gardiner and Mr Heaney, engineer for Fern Tree Gully Shire, further inspection was made of the road in the Ferntree Gully Shire, leading to Hillbrick’s block on Cardinia Creek. As the existing road through Allot. 30B has now been closed, Mr Heaney suggested that the Ferntree Gully Shire might consider the construction of a new road, provided Berwick Shire would contribute towards the cost. As this is the natural outlet for ratepayers on Berwick’s side of the creek, Mr Keys recommended that the council seriously consider the suggestion.
    Cr Gardiner said that Mr Heaney’s promised estimate had not yet come to hand.
    Asked to give a snap estimate, Mr Keys said that the work should cost roughly about £60 or £70.
    Cr Gardiner thought that as these people had gone in and made their homes in unpromising country and were making good, council ought to help them along by constructing the road.
    The engineer said that by putting another 3½ chains through De Silva’s, they would be giving Manestar an outlet.
    It was resolved, on the motion of Cr McBride, that Berwick Shire offer to share the cost, and that provision also be made to give Manestar an outlet.8
  • 26 Feb 1941, Ferntree Gully Council Criticised For Delay
    “DODGING” PROMISE OVER UPPER BEACONSFIELD ROAD
    THAT he was waiting on the construction of the road to get his house built and to get his potatoes out, was the plea of Mr C. Hillbrick, of Glen Iris, in drawing council’s attention to the fact that no further progress had been made in regard to the promised outlet to his property at Upper Beaconsfield. He wanted to get in there to live for health reasons, he said, but he was only one of four in the locality seeking an entrance to their properties.
    His wife had seen Mr Heeny, the Fern Tree Gully Shire engineer, and he had stated that he didn’t think anything could be done until they put up £20.
    Will Put Premier On Council’s Track!
    VERY MUCH to the point was an other letter regarding the same road from Mr F. Manestar. “When do you intend to start putting the road into my property?” he demanded. “I approached you three years ago and still there is no road . . . “I will have to apply to Mr Dunstan for help if I don't get any satisfaction soon.” (Laughter)
    COUNCILLOR FINDS FAULT WITH GULLY COUNCIL OVER DELAY
    Saying that something should be done in the matter, Cr J. Gardiner said he thought the Fern Tree Gully Shire was actually dodging them. He wouldn’t be at all surprised if there was something in Mr Hillbrick’s complaint.
    Mr Keys, Mr Heeny and himself had met regarding the matter, and Berwick council had agreed to pay half the cost if Ferntree Gully would do the work. Despite that arrangement, nothing further had apparently been done. “I think something must be done,” he added. “Those people are in there and Manestar is getting a living off his place. They need an outlet.”
    At the instance of Cr Gardiner, the secretary was instructed to write and ask the Fern Tree Gully Council to expedite the carrying out of their arrangement.9

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Hayes Estate of Josiah [sic] - per 1 Apr 1939 to Charles Edward Hillbrick & Charles Jolly.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3000-890 - Charles Edward Hillbrick of 19 Carroll Crescent Glen Iris Brick Carter and Charles Jolly of 69 Edgar Street Malvern Laborer - proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6283-538.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6283-538 - Charles Jolly of 69 Edgar Street Malvern Laborer - C/T 8037-907.
  7. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 22 May 1940, p12."
  8. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 24 Jul 1940, p6."
  9. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 26 Feb 1941, p6."
Last Edited29 Jul 2017

Norma Grace Roveta

F, #16734, d. 29 Dec 1988
Married NameHorrigan. 
Marriage*12 Jan 1944Spouse: George Cornelius Horrigan. Fremantle, WA, Australia, #M19.1
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Mar 1944Horrigan-Roveta.— The marriage was celebrated on January 12, of Dvr. Con. Horrigan, second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Horrigan, of Upper Beaconsfield, and Miss Norma Roveta, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roveta, of Fremantle (W.A.)2 
Death*29 Dec 1988 WA, Australia, last address Mount Hawthorn.3 

Grave

  • ROMAN CATHOLIC ZA 0356, Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, WA, Australia4

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Mar 1944, Married in W. Aust.
    THE marriage took place on January 12, of Dvr. Con Horrigan, second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E Horrigan, of Upper Beaconsfield, to Miss Norma Roveta, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roveta, of Fremantle, W.A. The ceremony was a very pretty one, and Mrs. Horrigan, mother of the bridegroom, was among those present.5

Citations

  1. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia "http://www.wamarriage.info/
    Roveta Norma G Fremantle 19 F 1944 Horrigan Cornelius G."
  2. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "Wed 8 Mar 1944, p4."
  3. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php
    FAMILY GRAVE AT KARRAKATTA CEMETERY
    ,.
  4. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php
    FAMILY GRAVE AT KARRAKATTA CEMETERY
    ,.
  5. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "Wed 8 Mar 1944, p5."
Last Edited6 Mar 2017

Henry Arthur Horrigan

M, #16735, b. 1855
Name Variation Henry Arthur Horrigan was also known as Arthur Williams. 
Birth*1855 England. 
Marriage*25 Aug 1891Spouse: Sophia Jane Witchell. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, no marriage registered - his correct name was probably Arthur WILLIAMS.
 

Family

Sophia Jane Witchell b. 10 Jan 1852, d. 28 Aug 1915
Children 1.Ernest Henry Horrigan+ b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 17 Jun 1953
 2.Dorothy Edith Horrigan+2 b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 6 Apr 1966

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jul 1898, North Melbourne Police Court. Monday, July 11th, 1898. Before Dr. Lloyd (Chairman) and Messrs Wadick (Mayor), and Barwise, Js.P.
    ASSAULT. Arthur Williams was presented for assaulting Sophia Horrigan. Prosecutrix swore that she was a married woman living apart from her husband. Accused stayed at her house. On Saturday last, Williams had a row with her, and struck her with a candlestick. He also threw an axe at threatened her life. She did not give him any provocation.
    Mrs Lever bore out the complainant's evidence.
    Accused said he lived with Mrs Horrigan as her husband, and had two children by her. On coming home on Saturday, he saw beer on the table, and a row followed. A fine of 10s., or 3 days' imprisonment was imposed.1

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Gazette (Vic. : 1894 - 1901), Fri 15 Jul 1898, p3.
  2. [S336] "Dorothy was twin sister of his father."
Last Edited20 Apr 2017

Sophia Jane Witchell

F, #16736, b. 10 Jan 1852, d. 28 Aug 1915
Sophia Jane WITCHELL
Married NameBrundritt. 
Name Variation Sophia Jane Witchell was also known as Sophia Mitchell. 
Married NameHorrigan.1 
Birth*10 Jan 1852 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B27299 - baptised Church of England, St Peter's, Melbourne on 27 Feb 1852 - father a coach builder.1 
Marriage16 Aug 1886Spouse: Edward Horrigan. 17 Queensbury street, Hotham, VIC, Australia, #M5298. As Ernest HORRIGAN & Sophia MITCHELL. She claims to be 30 not 34.1
 
Marriage*25 Aug 1891Spouse: Henry Arthur Horrigan. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, no marriage registered - his correct name was probably Arthur WILLIAMS.
 
Marriage*9 Jun 1903Spouse: Charles Brundritt. Holt's Matrimonial Agency, 448 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3806.2
 
Death*28 Aug 1915 Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, #D10374 (Age 63) [par John MITCHELL & Margaret Sophia VEITCH].3 
Death-Notice*30 Aug 1915BRUNDRITT.—On the 28th August, at her residence, 39 Thomson street, South Melbourne, Sophia, the dearly beloved wife of Charles Brundritt and loving mother of Connie, Ernie, and Dot, aged 63 years.
BRUNDRITT. — The Friends of Mr. CHAS. BRUNDRITT are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his dearly beloved wife, Sophia, to the place of interment, the Coburg Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to leave his residence, 39 Thomson street, South Melbourne, THIS DAY (Monday, 30th inst.), at 2.30.
T. BENTLE, Undertaker, Park street, South Melbourne. Tel. 1179.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
191439 Thomson Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Brundritt. With Cornelius Patrick Horrigan.5

Grave

  • CHURCH OF ENGLAND CO-COE*D***586, Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery, Coburg, VIC, Australia6

Family 1

Edward Horrigan b. 1860
Child 1.Cornelius Patrick Horrigan b. 1887, d. 28 Dec 1956

Family 2

Henry Arthur Horrigan b. 1855
Children 1.Ernest Henry Horrigan+ b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 17 Jun 1953
 2.Dorothy Edith Horrigan+9 b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 6 Apr 1966

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jul 1898, North Melbourne Police Court. Monday, July 11th, 1898. Before Dr. Lloyd (Chairman) and Messrs Wadick (Mayor), and Barwise, Js.P.
    ASSAULT. Arthur Williams was presented for assaulting Sophia Horrigan. Prosecutrix swore that she was a married woman living apart from her husband. Accused stayed at her house. On Saturday last, Williams had a row with her, and struck her with a candlestick. He also threw an axe at threatened her life. She did not give him any provocation.
    Mrs Lever bore out the complainant's evidence.
    Accused said he lived with Mrs Horrigan as her husband, and had two children by her. On coming home on Saturday, he saw beer on the table, and a row followed. A fine of 10s., or 3 days' imprisonment was imposed.7
  • 8 Apr 1899, SHE CAN'T MANAGE IT.
    Sophia Horrigan, who was called upon to show cause why she should not contribute towards the maintenance of her child by the state, said she was unable to give anything out of her earnings. She had done her best to find the father of the child but had been unable so far.
    The Bench adjourned the case for three months.8

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 "#M3806 & #M3806R - listed as Sophia WITCHELL & MITCHELL."
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "Margaret VEITCH was John WITCHELL's second wife."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 30 Aug 1915, p1.
  5. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  6. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Gazette (Vic. : 1894 - 1901), Fri 15 Jul 1898, p3.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Record (Emerald Hill, Vic. : 1881 - 1954), Sat 8 Apr 1899, p3.
  9. [S336] "Dorothy was twin sister of his father."
Last Edited21 Apr 2017

Nita Phyllis Falconer1

F, #16739, b. 1899, d. 1986
Father*Herbert Boyd Falconer1 b. 1871, d. 8 Jul 1965
Mother*Elizabeth Anderson Little1 b. 1873, d. 15 Jun 1943
Married NameHoward. 
Birth*1899 Tumut, NSW, Australia, #B35277.1 
Marriage*1928Spouse: Norwood Howard. VIC, Australia, #M3991.2
 
Note*26 Aug 1947 Elected as Associate Member of Beaconhills Country Golf Club.3 
Death*1986 Wangaratta, VIC, Australia, #D24648 (Age 87) - as HOWARD.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Mar 1930, HOWARD (nee Nita Phyllis Falconer).—On the 16th March, at Maristowe private hospital, Fairfield to Mr and Mrs Norwood Howard, 4 Chloris crescent, Caulfield—a daughter (Joyce Elizabeth).5

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Minutes 26 Aug 1947 - as Mrs P. M. Blair.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Tumut New South Wales."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 19 Mar 1930, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4075658
Last Edited16 Jun 2018

Dorothy Edith Horrigan1

F, #16740, b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 6 Apr 1966
Father*Henry Arthur Horrigan1 b. 1855
Mother*Sophia Jane Witchell1 b. 10 Jan 1852, d. 28 Aug 1915
Name Variation Dorothy Edith Horrigan was also known as Edith Sophia Horrigan. 
Married NameStedman.2 
Married NameLowden. 
Birth*5 Nov 1893 Women's Hospital, Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B29983 - registered as Edith Sophia HORRIGAN [par Henry Arthur HORRIGAN & Sophia MITCHELL].1,3,4
Marriage*1917Spouse: George Thomas Stedman. VIC, Australia, #M2474.2
 
Widow1919Dorothy Edith Horrigan became a widow upon the death of her husband George Thomas Stedman.2 
Marriage*1929Spouse: William McDowall Lowden. VIC, Australia, #M517.5
 
Widow25 Jun 1959Dorothy Edith Horrigan became a widow upon the death of her husband William McDowall Lowden.6,7 
Death*6 Apr 1966 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D6484 (Age 73) [par unknown] - as LOWDEN.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193120 Roy Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McDowall Lowden.9
bt 1935 - 193725 Iffla Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McDowall Lowden.10,11,12
1949203 Bridport Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McDowall Lowden.13
1954Strathmore, Avonsleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McDowall Lowden.14
1963Main Road, Avonsleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.15

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia7

Family

George Thomas Stedman b. 1887, d. 1919
Child 1.Nellie Ernest Stedman2 b. 1918

Citations

  1. [S336] "Dorothy was twin sister of his father."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Springvale Cemetery - gives birthdate as 5 Nov 1893."
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as William McDonell LOWDEN."
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Springvale Cemetery."
  8. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "born Melbourne."
  9. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  10. [S135] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1935.
  11. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  12. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  14. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  15. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
Last Edited19 Apr 2017