Jessie Agnes Bowser

F, #1714, b. 1864, d. 1957
Father*John Bowser b. 1822, d. 1892
Mother*Marion Hunter b. 1832, d. 15 Dec 1924
Birth*1864 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B12876.1 
Land-UBeac*6 Jul 1932 GEM-D-37 (part), 60-62 St Georges Road. Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey to Jessie Agnes Bowser. 11a 3r 0p.2 
Land-UBeac27 Jan 1933 GEM-D-36 (part). Transfer from Percy Vernon Lockey to Jessie Agnes Bowser. 2a 14p.3 
Land-UBeac*27 Jan 1933 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Eleanor Kate Lockey to Jessie Agnes Bowser. 17a 3r 35p.4 
Land-UBeac20 Mar 1935 GEM-D-35 (part). Transfer from Jessie Agnes Bowser to James Stapledon. 17a 3r 35p.5 
Land-UBeac20 Mar 1935 GEM-D-36 (part). Transfer from Jessie Agnes Bowser to James Stapledon. 2a 14p.6 
Land-UBeac*20 Mar 1935 GEM-D-37 (part), 60-62 St Georges Road. Transfer from Jessie Agnes Bowser to James Stapledon. 11a 3r 0p.7 
Death*1957 Burwood, VIC, Australia, #D1991 (Age 93) [par John Henry BOWSER & Marion HUNTER].8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931Eltham Road, Heidelberg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George James Bowser and Rene Jessie Bowser.9
1934St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rene Jessie Bowser.10

Grave

  • Box Hill Cemetery, Box Hill, VIC, Australia11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-395 - Jessie Agnes Bowser of 15 Edward Street Sandringham Spinster - C/T 5796-173.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3667-396 - Jessie Agnes Bowser of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Spinster - C/T 5827-343.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5543-431 - Jessie Agnes Bowser of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Spinster.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5543-431 -James Stapledon of "Netherby" Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5827-343 - James Stapledon of 'Netherby' Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5796-173 - James Stapledon of 'Netherby' Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  10. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  11. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/whitehorse/…
    bh5/2582 Bowser Alfred Ernest      1952                  
    bh5/2582 Bowser George James      1947                  
    bh5/2582 Bowser Jessie Agnes      1957            
    ,.
Last Edited12 Sep 2016

Annie Brown

F, #1716, b. 1862, d. 24 Jun 1935
Father*Charles Brown
Mother*Ann Don b. 1834, d. 19 Dec 1922
Married NameBlaikie. 
Birth*1862 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B12394.1 
Marriage*1890Spouse: Robert Laidlaw Blaikie. VIC, Australia, #M1044.2
 
Death*24 Jun 1935 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D5133 age 73 [par Charles BROWN & Annie DON].3 
Death-Notice*25 Jun 1935BLAIKIE -On the 24th June (suddenly) at her residence, 13 Hampden road, Armadale, Annie, dearly beloved wife of Robert Blaikie, loved mother of Annie, Jack, Jean, Daisy, Charles and Roberta -A life made beautiful by kindly deeds.
BLAIKIE are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his dearly beloved wife, Annie Blaikie to their last resting place, the Brighton Cemetery. The funeral will leave his residence 13 Hampden road, Armadale THIS DAY (Tuesday June 25 1935), at 2 p.m.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 1927"Salisbury House", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Laidlaw Blaikie. With Annie Somerville 'Dolly' Blaikie, Jeannie Hamilton Blaikie, Marguerite Isabel 'Daisy' Blaikie.5,6,7,8,9
bt 1928 - 1931"Salisbury House", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Laidlaw Blaikie. With Annie Somerville 'Dolly' Blaikie, Jeannie Hamilton Blaikie, Marguerite Isabel 'Daisy' Blaikie, Roberta Laidlaw 'Bobbie' Blaikie.10,11
29 Jun 1934"Salisbury House", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.. With Robert Laidlaw Blaikie. With Annie Somerville 'Dolly' Blaikie, Charles Russell Blaikie, Jeannie Hamilton Blaikie, Marguerite Isabel 'Daisy' Blaikie, Roberta Laidlaw 'Bobbie' Blaikie, Gertrude May Blaikie.12

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Oct 1930, Death of sister: THOMPSON.—On the 9th October, at Malvern, Mary, the beloved wife of Wilfred Thompson, dearly loved mother of Norman, and loved sister of Jean (Mrs. R. L. Blaikie, Upper Beaconsfield), Mrs. W. Manners and Mrs M. Sanders (W.A.), Mrs. W. L. Paine, South Yarra, Mrs. E. Sturley, London.14

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1044."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Jun 1935, p1.
  5. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  6. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  7. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  8. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  9. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  10. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  11. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  12. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  13. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Brighton Cemetery
    Mollie PAINE died Minnie Beatrice PAINE nee PATTEN. Marriege 1921 to William Gordon PAINE."
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 18 Oct 1930, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4211137
Last Edited3 Mar 2018

John 'Pop' Binding

M, #1723, b. 14 Nov 1878, d. 21 Nov 1973
(Witness) NoteJohn 'Pop' Binding was a caretaker at Balmanno for the Jamieson family, and lived on a cottage on the property; The Jamiesons used Balmanno solely as holiday house - they had caretakers including John 'Pop' Binding.1 
Birth*14 Nov 1878 Bridlington, Somerset, England.2 
Marriage*9 Feb 1911Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Ponting. Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, Mar Q [Gloucester] 6a 419.3
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel2 Mar 1911 Sailing with Mary Elizabeth Binding to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship ship Geelong, P & O Branch Service, W C Simonds
John Binding Male 33, farmhand.4 
Land-UBeac*26 Mar 1918 GEM-D-44A (part). Transfer from Louisa Preece John Harkins to John 'Pop' Binding. 6a or thereabouts.5 
Widower19 May 1940He became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Elizabeth Ponting.6,2 
Land-UBeac*11 Nov 1957 GEM-D-44A (part), 75 St Georges Road. Transfer from John 'Pop' Binding to Edward Myers Evaline Lottie Myers. 6a or thereabouts.7 
Death*21 Nov 1973 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D28247 (Age 96) [par John BINDING].6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1913Tynong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Mary Elizabeth Binding.8,9
bt 1914 - 1937Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Mary Elizabeth Binding.10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26
bt 1942 - 1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager.27,28,29
1958Erica, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.30
1963Becks Bridge Road, Box 64, Moe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Albert Edward John Binding.31
bt 1967 - 1967Ringins Road, Drouin South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Albert Edward John Binding.32,33

Grave

  • Plot 4-309-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Mary Elizabeth Binding 1940 57 wife of John, our mother - John Binding 1973 96 husband of Mary Elizabeth, our father34

Family

Mary Elizabeth Ponting b. 29 Sep 1882, d. 19 May 1940
Children 1.Albert Edward John Binding b. 8 Dec 1911, d. 10 Mar 1991
 2.Florence Olive Louisa "Flossie" Binding+ b. 13 Aug 1913, d. 12 Sep 1987

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.35
  • 10 Feb 1936, TOWN MENACED BY FIRE. TWO HUNDRED FIGHT FLAMES. BEACONSFIELD UPPER OUTBREAK.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER Sunday - A bush fire menaced the township of Beaconsfield yesterday, but 200 fighters checked the spread of the flames and a heavy downpour of rain virtually extinguished the fire which was the most serious one. In the district this summer.
    Had it not been for the good work of the bush fire brigade assisted by volunteers, considerable loss of property might have occurred.
    The fire began on Friday in the gully below Mr McMillan's house on the main road from Beaconsfield to Beaconsfield Upper. A south east wind carried the fire up a gully to the back of the properties of Messrs Wright and Binding. It was checked there by beaters but crossed the road and damaged the orchard of Mr Walter Brown. The wind dropped in the evening and it was considered that the danger had passed.
    On Saturday morning, however, the south west wind carried the fire up another gully and only excellent work by the brigade and others saved the houses of Miss Elliot and Lieut Colonel Campbell. The wind was working round toward the township. To prevent that danger the brigade under the direction of the captain (Mr a'Beckett) burnt a break of about three quarters of a mile.36

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Julie Jamieson & Audrey Ridgway."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wills Family Tree - Owner: wi59655.
  3. [S9] GRO.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4111-089 John Binding of Upper Beaconsfield, farmer.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4111-089 - Edward Myers Clerk and Evaline Lottie Myers his wife both of McArthurs Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  8. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  9. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  10. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  11. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  12. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  13. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  14. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  15. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  16. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  17. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  18. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  19. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  20. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  21. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  22. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  23. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  24. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  25. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  26. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  27. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  28. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  29. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  30. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
  31. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  32. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  33. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  34. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-309-A     Binding M.E. F 57 20/05/1940 1047
    4-309-A     Binding John M 96 23/11/1973 1680
    Binding Mary Elizabeth 1940 57 wife/ John, our mother bw0740
    Binding John 1973 96 hus/ Mary Elizabeth, our father bw0740.
  35. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Feb 1936, p3.
Last Edited29 Oct 2016

Mary Elizabeth Ponting

F, #1724, b. 29 Sep 1882, d. 19 May 1940
Married NameBinding. 
Birth*29 Sep 1882 Calne, Wiltshire, England, Dec Q [Calne] 5a 81.1 
Marriage*9 Feb 1911Spouse: John 'Pop' Binding. Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, Mar Q [Gloucester] 6a 419.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel2 Mar 1911 Sailing with John 'Pop' Binding to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship ship Geelong, P & O Branch Service, W C Simonds
Age 30.3 
Land-UBeac*27 Aug 1917 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 9). Transfer from Louisa Preece to Mary Elizabeth Binding. 9a 0r 39 3/10p.4 
Land-UBeac*18 Mar 1918 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 9). Transfer from Mary Elizabeth Ponting to Rosetta Newton Colls Blackwood.5 
Death*19 May 1940 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D17074 (Age 57) [par John PONTING & Susan JONES].6,1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891John PONTING Ag Labourer, "Rattle", Bremhill, Calne, Wiltshire, EnglandAge 8 - Scholar7
31 Mar 1901Alfred COX, Architect, 37 Baker Street, St Marylebone, London, EnglandAge 19 - Housemaid (Domestic) sister Martha Jane PONTING, Age 22 is also a servant - cook8
bt 1912 - 1913Tynong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John 'Pop' Binding.9,10
bt 1914 - 1937Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John 'Pop' Binding.11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27

Grave

  • Plot 4-309-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Mary Elizabeth Binding 1940 57 wife of John, our mother - John Binding 1973 96 husband of Mary Elizabeth, our father28

Family

John 'Pop' Binding b. 14 Nov 1878, d. 21 Nov 1973
Children 1.Albert Edward John Binding b. 8 Dec 1911, d. 10 Mar 1991
 2.Florence Olive Louisa "Flossie" Binding+ b. 13 Aug 1913, d. 12 Sep 1987

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 May 1940, MRS M. E. BINDING
    PROFOUND sorrow was felt through out the Upper Beaconsfield district on Sunday, when it became known that Mrs Mary Elizabeth Binding, wife of Mr John Binding, had died. The late Mrs Binding endured her illness with great fortitude; and resignation, and she leaves a sorrowing husband and a family of one son, Bert, and two daughters (Mrs Sulman and Mrs Preston).29

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wills Family Tree - Owner: wi59655.
  2. [S9] GRO.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3886-191 - see C/T 4065-868 Mary Elizabeth Binding of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4065-868 Rosetta Newton Colls Blackwood of Stawell Street Mentone Married Woman. She died on 5th Oct 1961 Probate granted to John Finlay Anderson of 472 Bourke Street Melbourne Solicitor.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG12; Piece: 1596; Folio 5; Page 4; GSU roll: 6096706."
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 107; Folio: 85; Page: 57."
  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. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  24. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  25. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  26. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  27. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  28. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-309-A     Binding M.E. F 57 20/05/1940 1047
    4-309-A     Binding John M 96 23/11/1973 1680
    Binding Mary Elizabeth 1940 57 wife/ John, our mother bw0740
    Binding John 1973 96 hus/ Mary Elizabeth, our father bw0740.
  29. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "22 May 1940, p12."
Last Edited27 Jun 2018

Albert Edward John Binding

M, #1725, b. 8 Dec 1911, d. 10 Mar 1991
Father*John 'Pop' Binding b. 14 Nov 1878, d. 21 Nov 1973
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Ponting b. 29 Sep 1882, d. 19 May 1940
Birth*8 Dec 1911 Bunyip South, VIC, Australia, #B1334/1912.1 
Education*1 Apr 1919 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. No previous schooling. Father John Binding, labourer living 3 miles from school. Left school 23 Apr 1926 to go to work.2 
Military*28 Mar 1941Enlisted for military service: Australian Army Service Number VX50690
Date of Discharge 16 Jan 1946 - Rank Private - Posting at Discharge 2/1 Guard Regiment.3 
Death*10 Mar 19914 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1934 - 1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.5,6,7,8
1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.9
bt 1949 - 1954Hill End, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dairy farmer.10,11
1963Becks Bridge Road, Box 64, Moe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With John 'Pop' Binding.12
bt 1967 - 1967Ringins Road, Drouin South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With John 'Pop' Binding.13,14
bt 1977 - 1980Sunny Creek Road, Trafalgar, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.15,16

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B1334."
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      BINDING, ALBERT EDWARD JOHN
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX50690
    Date of Birth      8 Dec 1911
    Place of Birth      BUNYIP, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      28 Mar 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      ROYAL PARK, VIC
    Next of Kin      BINDING, JOHN
    Date of Discharge      16 Jan 1946
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      2/1 Guard Regiment
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wills Family Tree - Owner: wi59655.
  5. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  6. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  7. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  8. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  9. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "to Trafalgar 1949."
  10. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  11. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  12. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  13. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  14. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  15. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  16. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited31 Aug 2018

Florence Olive Louisa "Flossie" Binding

F, #1726, b. 13 Aug 1913, d. 12 Sep 1987
Florence Olice Louisa 'Flossie' BINDING
(1913-1987)
Father*John 'Pop' Binding b. 14 Nov 1878, d. 21 Nov 1973
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Ponting b. 29 Sep 1882, d. 19 May 1940
Married NameSulman. 
Birth*13 Aug 1913 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B18974.1 
Education*1 Apr 1919 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. No previous schooling. Father John Binding, labourer living 3 miles from school.2 
Marriage*1938Spouse: Frederick James Sulman. VIC, Australia, #M97.3
 
Death*12 Sep 1987 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D22459 (Age 74) [par John BINDING & Mary].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1934 - 1937Radfords, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.5,6,7,8
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick James Sulman.9,10,11,12
1968Montuna Grove, Guys Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick James Sulman. With John Edward Sulman.13
1972Montuna grove, Upper Beaconsfield/Guys Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. Also William Edward, bricklayer, Geoffrey, painter. With Frederick James Sulman. With John Edward Sulman.14
bt 1977 - 1980Montuna grove, Upper Beaconsfield/Guys Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick James Sulman. With John Edward Sulman.15,16

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B18974."
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "#M97."
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "place of birth Upper Beaconsfield."
  5. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  6. [S135] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1935.
  7. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  8. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  9. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  10. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  11. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  12. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  13. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  14. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  15. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977 "Frederick William & Gwendoline in Hampton Park mechanic."
  16. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited31 Aug 2018

Richard Edward Bullen

M, #1734, b. 1871, d. 2 Nov 1957
Probate (Will)* Richard E Bullen. Gentleman. Royal Park. 2 Nov 1957. 547/888.1 
Birth*18712 
Land-UBeac13 Apr 1956 PAK-87 (part), 409 O'Neil Road. Transfer from Richard Edward Bullen to Albert Edward Holland. 1a or thereabouts - see C/T 8159-113 - Transfer A140578.3 
Death*2 Nov 1957 Parkville, VIC, Australia, #D14425 (Age 86) [par Richard Edward BULLEN & Unknown ATTWOOD].4 
Land-Note*5 Oct 1960 PAK-87 (part): Richard Edward Bullen died on 2 Nov 1957. Letters of Administration with the will annexed of his estate have been granted to National Trustees Executors and Agency Company of Australasia Limited of 95 Queen Street Melbourne.5 
Land-UBeac12 Apr 1961 PAK-87 (part). Transfer from Richard Edward Bullen to Albert Edward Holland. See C/T 8317-116 Transfer B186603.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener.7
1919Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.8
bt 1931 - 1949O'Neil Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.9,10,11,12,13,14

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1943; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 289.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D14425 age 86 [par Richard Edward BULLEN & Unknown ATTWOOD]."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1717-373 - C/T 8159-113 - Albert Edward Holland Wellington Road Narre Warren East Pensioner.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1717-373 - Richard Edward Bullen died on 2 Nov 1957. Letters of Administration with the will annexed of his estate have been granted to National Trustees Executors and Agency Company of Australasia Limited of 95 Queen Street Melbourne.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1717-373 - C/T 8317-116 (consolidated with transfer Transfer A140578) Albert Edward Holland of Wellington Road Narre Warren East Pensioner.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  10. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  11. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  12. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  13. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  14. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
Last Edited14 Sep 2017

Harry George Montague Burton

M, #1735, b. Mar 1869, d. 11 Feb 1935
Birth*Mar 1869 West Ham, Essex, England, Mar Q [West Ham] 4a 51.1 
Occupation*1901 Customs Officer Newchwang China.2 
Marriage*5 Oct 1904Spouse: Isabella McMullen. All Saints' Church, Tientsin, China.3,4
Marriage-Notice*3 Dec 1904BURTON—McMULLEN.—On the 5th October, at All Saints' Church, Tientsin; by the Rev. J. H. Sedgewick, and afterwards at H.B.M. Consulate, H. G. M. Burton, of H.M. Customs, Newchwang, China, to Isabella, youngest daughter of late John McMullen, Keysborough, Dandenong.3 
Death*11 Feb 1935 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D12349 (Age 66) [par Henry BURTON & Caroline CHURCHILL].5 
Death-Notice*12 Feb 1935BURTON. On the 11th February at Beaconsfield Upper, Harry George, beloved husband of Isabella and loving father of Harry.
BURTON. The Friends of the late HARRY GEORGE BURTON are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment the Berwick Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave from his residence, Beaconsfield Upper, THIS DAY (Tuesday) at 10.30 a.m.6 
(Mentioned) Village BellJun 1994The article reads: HEARSAY HISTORY - PART TWO Our neighbour Harry Lang, of “Woodland”, now 21 Walnut Grove, told us that there was once a stand of walnut trees on the Telegraph Road side of the property. He recalled a Mr. Buckland, a timber getter who took out the big trees on our place. He occupied a very small hut on a shelf cut on the hillside, with a waterhole close by, on our “Wattle Paddock”. His horse team dragged long logs along one side of the Sailor's Gully, crossed it near the top end, and down the other side to Telegraph Road, where they were loaded on jinkers for transport. Traces remain of his tracks, his flowers, and big logs that he felled but could not take out.
When Harry was a youth in the 1920’s he worked on building the Milk Bar in the village, for the Burton family. Harry Burton lived at “Melburnia” in A’Beckett Road. The Milk Bar was the “Cormore Tea Room” with the Cormore orchards close by. The north wall could be swung open, giving a view of the orchards beside the village street. Harry served under Lt. Col. Burton in the War.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bookkeeper. With Isabella Burton.8
1914Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: agent. With Isabella Burton.9
bt 1921 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: storekeeper. With Isabella Burton.10,11,12,13,14,15
bt 1931 - 1934"Crail", Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: estate agent. With Isabella Burton. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.16,17

Grave

  • Plot 4-690-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia18

Family

Isabella McMullen b. 1876, d. 7 Dec 1951
Child 1.Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton+ b. 15 Jan 1911, d. 3 May 1990

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Jun 1919, McMULLEN.- the 17th June, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr H G Burton, "Cormore," Finch street, East Malvern, Jane, relict of the late John McMullen, late of Keysborough, and loving mother of Julia (deceased), Rachael, Sarah, Isabella, and David (deceased), aged 80 years.
    Passed peacefully away. May his soul rest in peace.19

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Library and Museum of Freemasonry; London, England; Freemasonry Membership Registers; Description: Membership Registers: Colonial and Foreign O 2645-2869 to Colonial and Foreign P 2871-3083; Reel Number: 30.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 3 Dec 1904, p59.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; General Register Office: Miscellaneous Foreign Marriage Returns; Class: RG 34; Piece: 4.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Feb 1935, p1.
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 98 - Jun 1994, p15 by John Milligan."
  8. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  11. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  12. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  13. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  14. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  15. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  16. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931 "Harry Alex' address as 'Crail' Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield."
  17. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  18. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-690-A     Burton     Harry G.     M     66     12/02/1935     926
    4-690-A     Burton          F          10/12/1951     1287.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jun 1919, p 1.
Last Edited13 Feb 2017

Isabella McMullen

F, #1736, b. 1876, d. 7 Dec 1951
Married NameBurton. 
Birth*1876 Keysborough, VIC, Australia, #B15457.1 
Marriage*5 Oct 1904Spouse: Harry George Montague Burton. All Saints' Church, Tientsin, China.2,3
Marriage-Notice*3 Dec 1904BURTON—McMULLEN.—On the 5th October, at All Saints' Church, Tientsin; by the Rev. J. H. Sedgewick, and afterwards at H.B.M. Consulate, H. G. M. Burton, of H.M. Customs, Newchwang, China, to Isabella, youngest daughter of late John McMullen, Keysborough, Dandenong.2 
Land-UBeac*6 Sep 1922 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Isabella Burton.4 
Land-Note6 Sep 1922 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24): Mortgagee: Robert Allan. Discharged 1 August 1925. Mortgagor was Isabella Burton.5 
Land-Note*17 Aug 1923 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24): Mortgagee: Robert Allan. Discharged 1 August 1925. Mortgagor was Isabella Burton.6 
Land-UBeac*1 Aug 1925 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24). Transfer from Isabella McMullen to Robert Allan.7 
Widow11 Feb 1935Isabella McMullen became a widow upon the death of her husband Harry George Montague Burton.8 
Death*7 Dec 1951 Murumbeena, VIC, Australia, #D14475 (Age 74) [par John McMULLEN & Jane CARSON].8 
Death-Notice*10 Dec 1951BURTON.—On December 7 at a private hospital, Murumbeena, Isabella Burton formerly of Beaconsfield the dearly loved wife of the late Harry George Burton and loving mother of Harry (1 Looker street Murrumbeena) and loved Cooe of Harry and Dora.
BURTON.—The Funeral of the late Mrs ISABELLA BURTON formerly of Beaconsfield will leave the home of her son Mr Harry Burton, 1 Looker street, Murrumbeena, THIS DAY, after a service to commence at 9.55 a.m. for the Berwick Cemetery, arriving about 10.45 a.m.
W J GARNAR & SON Dandenong Phone 308.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harry George Montague Burton.10
1914Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harry George Montague Burton.11
bt 1921 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harry George Montague Burton.12,13,14,15,16,17
bt 1931 - 1934"Crail", Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harry George Montague Burton. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.18,19
1936Crail, Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.10
1937Crail, Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.20
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Bertha Alice Burton.21
1949Wood Street, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.22

Grave

  • Plot 4-690-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia23

Family

Harry George Montague Burton b. Mar 1869, d. 11 Feb 1935
Child 1.Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton+ b. 15 Jan 1911, d. 3 May 1990

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 May 1917, Beaconsfield. Messrs Clarke and Co. will hold a furniture sale here today (Friday) on account of Mrs Burton.24
  • 19 Jun 1919, McMULLEN.- the 17th June, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr H G Burton, "Cormore," Finch street, East Malvern, Jane, relict of the late John McMullen, late of Keysborough, and loving mother of Julia (deceased), Rachael, Sarah, Isabella, and David (deceased), aged 80 years.
    Passed peacefully away. May his soul rest in peace.25
  • 12 Dec 1922, The store and Cormore tea rooms and billiard table are ready for any demands which, visitors may make on them.26
  • 13 Jul 1925, TUESDAY, JULY 14. At Twelve O'Clock.
    At the Rooms of FORRESTER and Co., 15 Queen Street.
    UPPER BEACONSFIELD. - Cormore, Gembrook Road and Halford Street. - MODERN W B STORE, AND BILLIARD ROOM; DWELLING, 4 large Rooms and SO., Every Convienience, Stables, Buggy-shed ; All in Good Order; Small Orchard. LAND, 100 x 250. The Owner (Mrs Burton) Has Built up a Good Business, and Will Sell Stock and Fittings at Valuation.
    MEMBREY and DEANE, 17 Queen Street, Melbourne, will SELL as above.27

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "registered at Dandenong as McMULLIN
    death entry = born Keysborough."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 3 Dec 1904, p59.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; General Register Office: Miscellaneous Foreign Marriage Returns; Class: RG 34; Piece: 4.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - Isabella Burton of Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman - C/T 4702-300.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4702-300 - Mortgage No 467202 - discharged 1 Aug 1925.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4702-300 - Mortgage No 471366 - discharged 1 Aug 1925.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4702-300 - Robert Allan of Springvale Gentleman.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Dec 1951, p16.
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  13. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  14. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  15. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  16. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  17. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  18. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931 "Harry Alex' address as 'Crail' Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield."
  19. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  20. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  21. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  22. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  23. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-690-A     Burton     Harry G.     M     66     12/02/1935     926
    4-690-A     Burton          F          10/12/1951     1287.
  24. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "18 May 1917, p2."
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jun 1919, p 1.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 12 Dec 1922, p12.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Jul 1925, p2.
Last Edited25 Apr 2017

Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton

M, #1737, b. 15 Jan 1911, d. 3 May 1990
Father*Harry George Montague Burton b. Mar 1869, d. 11 Feb 1935
Mother*Isabella McMullen b. 1876, d. 7 Dec 1951
(Pupil) Educationbt 1894 - 1924Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton was a pupil at at "Casely", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, some time bt 1894 - 1924; Rev Wilson established a private school at "Casely" which he rented from the Misses Elms. The school opened about 1894 and continued until 1924 when students numbers dropped to 6 or 8. He was the only teacher - said to be good. Among his students were Harry Burton who said that Jimmy was an excellent teacher, this was confirmed by the late Warrick Griffin, Ken Hudson, and Bill Knapton. Another admiring pupil was the late Vera Dennis nee Luke used to ride her pony up Telegraph Road to school - she went in the back way.1 
Birth*15 Jan 1911 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #B2674.2 
Birth-Notice*17 Jan 1911BURTON (nee McMullen) -On the 15th January, at Nurse Campell's private hospital, Dandenong, the wife of H. G. Burton—a son. Hong Kong and Shanghai papers please copy.3 
Military*18 May 1936Enlisted for military service: Caulfield, VIC, Australia, Australian Army - SERN 3905054 (VP3717, VX15759).
Discharged 12 Jan 1973 - Rank Major ; Posting at Discharge HQ SOUTHERN COMMAND ; Prisoner of War : Yes.4 
Marriage*1937Spouse: Bertha Alice Hankinson. VIC, Australia, #M8435.5
 
Land-UBeac*28 Nov 1945 GEM-D-58 (part). Transfer from Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus to Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton. 36a 2r 26p.6 
Land-UBeac*26 Jan 1951 GEM-D-58 (part). Transfer from Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton to Edgar John Donaldson. 36a 2r 26p.7 
Land-UBeac*4 Jun 1951 PAK-117.118. Transfer from Arthur Joseph Day Eric Clive Hamlet 'Bully' Taylor to Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton Bertha Alice Burton.8 
Marriage*Spouse: Mollie Rowena.9,10
 
Widower14 Jul 1980Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton became a widower upon the death of his wife Bertha Alice Hankinson.11 
Land-Note*29 Apr 1981 PAK-117.118: Harry Alexander Burton of 1251 Toorak Road Burwood Retired Army Officer is now the survivng proprietor.12 
Death*3 May 1990 'Melbournia', A'Beckett Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*9 May 1990BURTON, Harry A. (Lt. Col.) Passed away suddenly. May 3. 1990.
Foundation member and former secretary of the Upper Beaconsfield Bush Fire Brigade. Deepest sympathy to his family. From the members of the Upper Beaconsfield Rural Fire Brigade.13 
Village Bell*Jun 1990The article reads: HARRY ALEXANDER BURTON Lt Col (Retd) 15/1/1911 - 3/5/1990
The sudden death of Lt. Col. Harry Burton at his country home “Melbournia”, in a’Beckett Road was the finale to an association and love of Upper Beaconsfield which commenced more than 70 years ago.
When Harry’s father was demobilised in 1919, he purchased land in Upper Beaconsfield, and Harry was sent to the State School. After six months it was decided to move him to the School at ‘Casely’, in Salisbury Road where the Rev. James Wilson taught a small number of pupils. When this school closed in 1924, Harry returned to the State School for a further year.
In 1926 there was very little work available in Upper Beaconsfield, due to the decline in the apple market, and the weekend visitor numbers were dropping. Harry chose to move to Melbourne where he worked at Ball & Welch, a department store, as a warehouse lad. In 1932 the store opened a self-serve shop in competition with Coles, and Harry was moved to this store where he eventually managed a floor. Whilst there he also met a very nice cashier, Miss Bertha Hankinson of Campbellfield, whom he married. The new store was not a success. Harry decided against continuing work at the main store and returned to the village where he faced many problems.
In 1923 his father had sub-contracted the building of “Cormore”, (now the Milk Bar) which in those days functioned as tearooms and also had a billiard room. All was well until 1927, when the decline in visitors forced him out of business. Later he became a local estate agent. In 1928 he had a severe stroke, which forced him to retire.
Harry accepted the responsibility of supporting his parents, whilst he was in the City but found it very difficult on his return home. He would undertake any work he could find, including cutting wood for eight shillings a cord, ploughing at ten shillings an acre, or making apple cases for three pence each. He also had a one acre plot where he grew vegetables for sale. Another venture was to purchase cattle in Dandenong, drove them to Upper Beaconsfield, and graze them in bushland. Eventually he established regular work, and was able to buy some real estate.
One of his jobs was the care of the property “Glenleith” owned by a dentist, Mr. John Ballantyne, later to be bought by Melbourne Grammar School, who renamed it “Melbournia”. Harry purchased the property from the School after the war, and spent many happy days there. Although his main home was in Melbourne, he was often to be seen riding around his property at weekends.
In 1934 he tendered for the Mail Contract at a rate of two pounds per week. The mail had always been delivered on horseback since Bert Wain first started it in 1923. Harry decided to modernise deliveries, and purchased a Harley-Davidson motorbike for the job. Unfortunately corrugated roads and difficult terrain were too much for the bike.
In 1928 Harry was called up for Compulsory Military Training and finding the life to his liking, joined the permanent Army in the mid 30’s on the advice of General Foott. He went to North Africa and served in Greece and Crete where he was taken prisoner of war, a predicament from which he escaped after several attempts. Harry later retired from the Army as Lieutenant Colonel.
Harry had a great love for the village, and spent a lot of time usually at weekends here. He continued to ride until recent times. His clear recall of the past made him an excellent raconteur and he was often of help with local history.
His funeral was held on 8th May and was exceptionally well attended, indicative of the high regard in which he was held by all who knew him.14 
Land-Note30 Jan 1992 Harry Alexander Burton died on 3/5/90. Probate of his will has been granted to Mollie Rowena Burton of 4 Abbott St North Balwyn Harry Roy Burton of 1 Mary St Hobart Tasmania & Dorothea Brenda Hollingdale of 1249 Toorak Road Burwood.15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931Crail, Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: salesman.16
bt 1931 - 1934"Crail", Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: salesman. With Harry George Montague Burton and Isabella Burton.17,18
1936Crail, Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: salesman. With Isabella Burton.16
1937Crail, Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: soldier. With Isabella Burton.19
194278 Anderson Street, Warracknabeal, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: soldier PMF.16
19491 Looker Street, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Bertha Alice Burton.16
195415 Cross Street, Canterbury, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: army officer. With Bertha Alice Burton.16
196315 Cross Street, Canterbury, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: army officer. With Bertha Alice Burton.16
bt 1968 - 197215 Cross Street, Canterbury, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: army officer. With Bertha Alice Burton.16
bt 1977 - 19801251 Toorak Road, Burwood, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Bertha Alice Burton.16

Grave

  • Plot 4-081-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia20

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Aug 1940, BURTON (nee Bertha Hankinson). —On August 6, at St. Helen's, Windsor, to Warrant-officer and Mrs. H. A. Burton—a son (Harry Roy).21
  • 11 Feb 1950, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23. At 3 p.m. In Our Rooms. FIRST FLOOR, ORIENT LINE BLDG., 352 COLLINS STREET. REALISING AUCTION SALE of "MELBURNIA," UPPER BEACONSFIELD. VACANT POSSESSION.
    Formerly Known as "Gowan Bray." Approx. 40 Acres of Land, with Extensive Improvements, Situate About 3/4 Mile from Township.
    A Commodious Timber Building, with Wide Verandahs on Four Sides and Containing Large Diningroom and Kitchen, Storerooms, 6 Extra Rooms, and 2 Bathrooms. Equipped with E.L., Hot Water and Septic Tank Services, and Telephone.
    Other Improvements Comprise a Timber and Fibro Recreation Hall Lined with-Coneite, Concrete Tank Approx 12,500 Galls. Capacity. Underground Tank, 3000 Galls Cap. Approx Laundry, with Cement Troughs and Copper; Fibro Fowlpens with Concrete Floor, Wirenetted. Sufficient for 1000 Birds: Tennis-court (Wired), Water in Gully.
    Purchaser to Have Option of Buying All Equipment at Valuation.
    An Excellent Opportunity for an Institution or a Purchaser Desirous of Developing the Property to Its Best Advantage
    For Inspection Apply
    GEORGE G HENDERSON PTY. LTD 352 Collins Street
    or
    G. J. THOMSON. Upper Beaconsfield. Tel. 3422

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Interview by Charles Wilson with former pupils of Rev Wilson."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B2674."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jan 1911, p1.
  4. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      BURTON, HARRY ALEXANDER
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      3905054 (VP3717, VX15759)
    Date of Birth      15 Jan 1911
    Place of Birth      DANDENONG, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      18 May 1936
    Locality on Enlistment      BEACONSFIELD UPPER, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      CAULFIELD, VIC
    Next of Kin      BURTON, BERTHA
    Date of Discharge      12 Jan 1973
    Rank      Major
    Posting at Discharge      HQ SOUTHERN COMMAND
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      Yes.
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "#M8435."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Harry Alexander Burton of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer - C/T 6877-381.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6877-381 - Edgar John Donaldson of Brisbane Street Berwick Hotel Manager.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6457-291 + C/T 3535-953 - Harry Alexander Burton Soldier and Bertha Alice Burton Home Duties of 1 Looker Avenue Murrumbeena - joint proprietors.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), info on land title.
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "Mollie's name before her marriage may have been REEVE.
    4 Abbott Street, Balwayn North in 1980. Maiden name probably Armstrong. 1943 electoral roll WA."
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15847 age 73 [par Halm HANKINSON & Violett Alice]."
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6457-291 + C/T 3535-953 - Harry Alexander Burton of 1251 Toorak Road Burwood Retired Army Officer is now the survivng proprietor.
  13. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "Pakenham Gazette, 9 May 1990."
  14. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 74, Jun 1990, p13, by Charles Wilson."
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6457-291 - Harry Alexander Burton died on 3/5/90. Probate of his will has been granted to Mollie Rowena Burton of 4 Abbott St North Balwyn Harry Roy Burton of 1 Mary St Hobart Tasmania & Dorothea Brenda Hollingdale of 1249 Toorak Road Burwood.
  16. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  17. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931 "Harry Alex' address as 'Crail' Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield."
  18. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  19. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  20. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-081-B     Burton     Bertha Alice     F     73     18/07/1980     1825
    4-081-B     Burton     Harry Alexander     M     79     8/05/1990     2140.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Aug 1940, p4.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Feb 1950, p16.
Last Edited28 Aug 2018

Bertha Alice Hankinson

F, #1738, b. 1907, d. 14 Jul 1980
Married NameBurton. 
Birth*1907 Auckland, New Zealand.1 
Marriage*1937Spouse: Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton. VIC, Australia, #M8435.2
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac4 Jun 1951 PAK-117.118. Transfer from Arthur Joseph Day Eric Clive Hamlet 'Bully' Taylor to Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton Bertha Alice Burton.3 
Death*14 Jul 1980 Burwood, VIC, Australia, #D15847 age 73 [par Halm HANKINSON & Violett Alice].4 
Village Bell*Jul 1980The article reads: SAD NEWS FROM a'BECKETT ROAD
We are sad also to report the death of Mrs. Burton, wife of Lt. Col. H. A. Burton, of 'Melburnia Park'.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1937Gena, Sydney Road, Campbellfield, VIC, Australia6,7,8
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Isabella Burton.9
19491 Looker Street, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.10
195415 Cross Street, Canterbury, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.10
196315 Cross Street, Canterbury, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.10
bt 1968 - 197215 Cross Street, Canterbury, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.10
bt 1977 - 19801251 Toorak Road, Burwood, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lt. Col. Harry Alexander Burton.10

Grave

  • Plot 4-081-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Aug 1940, BURTON (nee Bertha Hankinson). —On August 6, at St. Helen's, Windsor, to Warrant-officer and Mrs. H. A. Burton—a son (Harry Roy).12
  • 16 Jul 1980, BURTON, Bertha Alice. - On 14 July, beloved wife of Harry Alexander, dearly loved mother of Harry and Dora, mother-in-law of Anne and John, adored grandma of Jane, harry, Hugh, Zoe, Miranda, Eve, Hector, Rex and Brenda.
    She gave her love to all.
    BURTON. - The Funeral of Mrs BERTHA ALICE BURTON will leave St Faith's Anglican Church, Charles Street, Burwood. FRIDAY (18 July), after a service, commencing at 2 pm, for the Berwick Cemetery, arriving approximately 3.30 pm.13
  • 17 Jul 1980, BURTON, Bertha Alice. - Ever devoted mother and darling of Dora (Mrs Hollingdale). Each a tower of strength unto the other through their goodness and loving kindness.
    BURTON, B. A. - On 14/7/80, highly esteemed and ever helpful mother-in-law and friend to John Hollingdale. We praise God for her manifold kindnesses and her life.
    BURTON, B. A. - Loving and very dearly loved and admired grandma of Rex and Brenda Hollingdale, our special teacher, guide, comforter and friend, who has greatly enriched our lives.14

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://genforum.genealogy.com/hankinson/messages/415.html
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "#M8435."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6457-291 + C/T 3535-953 - Harry Alexander Burton Soldier and Bertha Alice Burton Home Duties of 1 Looker Avenue Murrumbeena - joint proprietors.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15847 age 73 [par Halm HANKINSON & Violett Alice]."
  5. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "013-1980, p11."
  6. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937 "with Edward Mitford HANKINSON, fitter, Violet Annette HANKINSON, home duties, & Karina Violet HANKINSON, clerk."
  7. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  8. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  9. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  11. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-081-B     Burton     Bertha Alice     F     73     18/07/1980     1825
    4-081-B     Burton     Harry Alexander     M     79     8/05/1990     2140.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Aug 1940, p4.
  13. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 16 Jul 1980, p27.
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 17 Jul 1980, p23.
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Jean Brown

F, #1739, b. 1858, d. 11 May 1937
Father*Charles Brown
Mother*Ann Don b. 1834, d. 19 Dec 1922
Birth*1858 Ballarat, VIC, Austria.1 
Death*11 May 1937 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #D3696 (Age 79) [par Charles BROWN & Ann DON].2 
Death-Notice*12 May 1937BROWN. — On the 11th May, at 29 Hopetoun street, Elsternwick, Jean, eldest daughter of the late Charles and Ann Brown, late of Ballarat, sister-in-law of Robert Blaikie, loving aunt of Dollie, Jack, Jean, Davis, Charles, Bobbie Blaikie, aged 79 years. — Sweet rest.
BROWN -The Friends of the late Miss JEAN BROWN are respectfully requested to follow her remains to the Fawkner Crematorium.
The funeral will leave her residence, 29 Hopetoun street, Elsternwick, To-morrow (Thursday the 13th May), at 10.30 a.m.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1934"Salisbury House", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired dressmaker.4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth BALLARAT."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 May 1937, p1.
  4. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  5. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  6. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  7. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  8. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  11. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  12. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  13. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  14. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  15. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  16. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  17. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  18. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
Last Edited3 Mar 2018