Edith Elizabeth Hibbert

F, #1831, b. 1891, d. 1971
Married NameGuy. 
Birth*1891 Perth, WA, Australia, #B1319 [par Thomas HIBBERT & Elizabeth WRAFALL].1 
Marriage*1926 Spouse: Herbert Stanley Guy. VIC, Australia, #M12403.2
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac28 Aug 1951 PAK-94 l/p 3145 (Lots 1.2.3.4.5.6.10), O'Neil Road. Transfer from Stanley Howard Mackinder to Herbert Stanley Guy Edith Elizabeth Guy. 20a 0r 12p.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac14 May 1958 PAK-94 l/p 3145 (Lots 1.2.3.4.5.6.10), O'Neil Road. Transfer from Herbert Stanley Guy Edith Elizabeth Guy to Johan Louis De Haas Francisca Josephina Maria De Haas. 20a 0r 12p.4 
Death*1971 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D21770 (Age 79) [par Thomas HIBBERT & Edith RAPHELL].5 
(Mentioned) Village BellDec 1991The article reads: WHY GUYS HILL - MRS KATHERINE ROBERTS TELLS ALL !!! The "Kath Roberts Reserve" in Beaconsfield was so named by the Pakenham Shire as a compliment to an old and well respected resident of the town. Mrs Roberts who now lives in Berwick, is a charming, vibrant lady who has very good recall, and who has kindly provided the following information:
After she married her husband Herman in 1924, she assisted him in running a General Store which was on the corner of Wood Street and Beaconsfield Avenue. Soon after war broke out in 1939, the Roberts left the store and took over the Post Office at Beaconsfield.
In the early 40's, several pensioners from the area now known as Guy's Hill, asked if they could collect their pensions from the store there, rather than go all the way to Beaconsfield. This was arranged by the Roberts.
A little later when petrol rationing was introduced, a further request was made that the tickets for petrol also be made available at the store. This however, was only possible if the store was made a branch post office. Letters were written by local people to the Postmaster General's Department requesting this and about 1941, the request was granted.
The Department then wrote to Mrs Roberts asking her to submit suitable names for the new Post Office.
Mrs Roberts recalls "the storekeepers were a delightfully odd couple named Herb and Eadie Guy and the only name I could think of which would be suitable was Guy's Hill".
Mrs Roberts submitted only the one name and it was accepted by the Department She admits "the Lukes were rather upset and wrote to the Department". The Luke family had built and run the original store in 1930, as well as making the Montuna Golf Course which opened in 1927. At the time there were also some letters to the papers and local controversy.
In 1981 the name Guy's Hill was officially recognised by the Shire following a motion put by Councillor Keith Ewenson, who on behalf of the Council made enquiries locally and received the impression that the name was generally acceptable. He noted a local opinion that "it would cost money to change it". Older names for the area are Inebriates Hill, Middle Beaconsfield and Lukes Hill.
A mystery remains - who were the Guys. There appears little known about them apart from the fact they had the store, possibly less than two years - and that Mrs Guy ran the store and he may have been a builder. If anyone can add to this, please contact the Editor.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931Wells Road, Carrum, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Herbert Stanley Guy.7
bt 1936 - 1942Main Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Herbert Stanley Guy.8,9,10
1949McKirdy's Road, Tyabb, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Herbert Stanley Guy.7
1954O'Neill's Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Herbert Stanley Guy.7

Grave

  • Banksia, Wall ZJ, Niches 44+51, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Jul 1930, DEATH OF COW DAMAGES 'AWARDED. At Frankston Police Court on Tuesday before Mr. W. C. Wilson, P.M., Herbert Stanley Guy, of Carrum Downs, dairyman farmer, claimed £20 damages from Arthur Nelson, of Wonthaggi, sanitary contractor. The claim was for loss sustained by Guy through the death of a cow which was injured by a car driven by Nelson on Frankston-Dandenong road on May 2 and had to be destroyed. Mr. F. B. Barlow appeared for claimant and Mr Prendergast for defendant. Edith Elizabeth Guy, wife of plain tiff, said she was driving a herd of cows from her home to a paddock on the other side of the road. Defendant approached at a high speed and one cow was struck by the car. It was pushed for some distance along the road in front of the car, which passed over its hind legs. The car did not stop although she called out to the driver, several times. She took the number of the car and her husband informed the police. Nelson said the cows left the road as he approached and made a passage for him. He slowed down to two or three miles an hour. One cow ran in front of the car, which stopped immediately. The cow got up and walked away. He stopped for a short time but could see no one in charge of the cows. As the cow did not appear to be injured he drove on. Mr. Wilson said he did not believe the evidence for the defence. A verdict was given for complainant for £14, with £5/19/6 costs.12

Citations

  1. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4215-909 - Herbert Stanley Guy, Farmer and Edith Elizabeth Guy, Married Woman both of Pakenham Upper - joint proprietors.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4215-909 - Johan Louis De Haas, Farmer and Francisca Josephina Maria De Haas, Married Woman both of O'Neill Road Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 083 - December 1991, p16 by Charles Wilson."
  7. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  8. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  11. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Tenure Expiry Date Please contact Administration regarding the tenure of this location.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Frankston and Somerville Standard, 19 Jul 1930, p1.
Last Edited31 Dec 2018

John Winton Richardson

M, #1840, b. 19 Mar 1912, d. 27 Dec 1964
Father*Joseph Arthur Richardson b. 25 Oct 1879, d. 4 Jun 1942
Mother*Eugenie Margaret McCrea b. 19 Mar 1883, d. 6 Jul 1965
Probate (Will)* John Winton Richardson. Dairy Supervisor. Caulfield. 27 Dec 1964. 625/119.1       
Birth*19 Mar 1912 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B12952.2,3 
Occupation*12 May 1930 Teacher ID: 29321; Appointed junior teacher 3rd grade on probabtion as school 1886. Resigned 25 October 1930.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac21 Jul 1933 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Arthur Leighton Richardson John Winton Richardson. 150a 1r 12p (area bounded by McKenzie Road (extension), Beac-Emerald Road following the line of C-22 but not including it - see C/T.)5 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 May 1938 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Arthur Leighton Richardson John Winton Richardson to Elizabeth Helen Richardson. 3a 3r 12p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac31 Dec 1942 GEM-C-78 (part) C-22. Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Arthur Leighton Richardson John Winton Richardson. 116a 3r 7p (balance) including GEM-C-22.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac10 Aug 1949 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Arthur Leighton Richardson John Winton Richardson to Albert David Nicol. 146a 2r 0p (south western part.)8 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac10 Aug 1949 GEM-C-78 (part) C-22. Transfer from Arthur Leighton Richardson John Winton Richardson to Albert David Nicol. 116a 3r 7p (balance) including GEM-C-22.9 
Marriage-Notice*20 Jun 1951Former Councillor Engaged.
THE MANY Upper Beaconsfield and district friends of Ex-Cr. John Richardson are waiting to congratulate him on having fallen under cupid’s spell. John, who is the second son of Mrs. E. M. Richardson, of Edithvale, has just announced his engagement to Miss Minnie Elizabeth Garland, daughter of Mrs. M. J. Garland, of Hawthorn.10 
Marriage* Spouse: Minnie Elizabeth 'Betty' Garland.11
 
Death*27 Dec 1964 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D27612 age 52 [par Joseph Arthur RICHARDSON & Eugenie Marga McCREA].2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1934 - 1937"Bryn Gwyn", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.12,13,14
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.15
1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Eugenie Margaret Richardson.16
1949301 Nepean Highway, Carrum, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: supervisor. With Eugenie Margaret Richardson.17
1954301 Nepean Highway, Carrum, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: supervisor. With Minnie Elizabeth 'Betty' Richardson.18
19635 Service Road, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: supervisor. With Minnie Elizabeth 'Betty' Richardson.19

Grave

  • Boronia, Section GE Niches 87+88, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia20

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Jul 1933, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—The Messrs. Richardson have purchased 150 acres of land, part of the property known as Ferndale, from Mrs. Bevan.21
  • 10 Feb 1943, RICHARDSON BROS., of Faldinghurst, Upper Beaconsfield, have purchased the Red Poll bull, Victoria Roseman. His dam, Victoria Mary Rose has proved a very satisfactory producer, having yielded in her latest test as a senior 4-year-old, 457 lbs. butter-fat from 10,679 lbs. milk, with an average test of 4.28.22
  • 6 Sep 1944, Noted Cattle-breeder To Stand For Council
    MR. JOHN W. RICHARDSON, of “Faldinghurst,” Upper Beaconsfield, well known breeder of Red Poll Stud cattle, has announced his candidature for the extraordinary vacancy in the Beaconsfield Riding of the Berwick Council. Son of the late Judge Richardson, he has been farming in the Upper Beaconsfield district lor the past 12 years and the “Faldinghurst” herd of Red Polls is one of the few accredited tuberculin-free herd's in the district, the strain is favourably known throughout the State. In recent years Mr. Richardson has taken an active interest in Bush Fire Brigade matters.23
  • 13 Sep 1944, Shire Of Berwick Extraordinary Election TO THE RATEPAYERS OF THE BEACONSFIELD RIDING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.—A farmer, of 12 years standing, at Upper Beaconsfield, I ask for your support in my election as your new representative in place of the late Cr. D. N. McBride, whose good works I will endeavour to carry on to your satisfac tion and the best of my ability. The needs of the people of the Beaconsfield Riding will be my first concern, while at all times the interests of the Shire will be to the fore. I want to give all possible support to returned service men, and being a farmer, have the interests of the man on the land very much at heart. Having taken active part in the fire-fighting activities in the Shire, I will endeavour to continue the work for better facilities for the Fire Brigades. Should you honor me with your confidence on Saturday, 16th September, 1944, it will be my privilege to justify that confidence. Yours faithfully. JOHN W. RICHARDSON Upper Beaconsfield. VOTE THUS—Harris 2 Richardson 1 Russell 3
    Shire of Berwick EXTRAORDINARY ELECTION TO the Ratepayers of the Beaconsfield RIDING Ladies and Gentlemen, A vacancy having been caused by the death of Cr. D. N. McBride, I have been approached to nominate as your representative on the Council. Should you honor me with your confidence at the election to be held on Saturday, September 16th., it will be my pleasure to justify that confidence. Yours faithfully, JOHN W. RICHARDSON, Farmer, Beaconsfield Upper.24
  • 20 Sep 1944, Good Hearing For Beaconsfield Reserve. Mr. John Richardson New Beaconsfield Riding Councillor
    ALTHOUGH Mr. A. E. C. Russell, of Gembrook, established a big lead on the first count, polling a particularly good vote in his own district, the distribution of Mr. Claud Harris’s second preferences gave Mr. John Richardson, of Upper Beaconsfield, a majority of 38 in the extraordinary election for the Beaconsfield Riding of the Berwick Council last Saturday.
    THE NEW COUNCILLOR, who is a son of the late Judge Richardson, and a noted breeder of Red Poll s at his “Faldinghurst” Stud, Upper Beaconsfield, will have youth on-his side and when he takes his seat next month, will be the youngest member of the council.
    THE KEEN interest taken in the election is shown by the fact that close on 800 votes were cast. There was little between the two Upper Beaconsfield rivals, the successful candidate having only 21 votes more than Mr. Claud Harris, who was the first to drop out.
    DETAILS OF THE VOTING
    Booth Harris Rich’son Russell
    Beac. Upper .. 68 58 4
    Beaconsfield .. 52 46 3
    Cockatoo .... 8 6 91
    Dewhurst .... 4 14 0
    Gembrook .... 0 3 147
    Officer .. 35 52 2
    Pak. Upper .... 0 17 28
    Pakenham ... 12 6 0
    Emerald .. 13 6 17
    Postal .. .. 23 28 55
    Totals .. 215 236 347
    Harris then dropped out, his preferences being divided as follows: —
    Richardson Russell
    First Prefs. 236 347
    Harris’s Prefs. .. . . 182 33 ..
    Final Totals .. 418 38025
  • 25 Aug 1948, SCRUB LAND CONVERTED TO A DAIRY FARM.
    What is the best thing to do with poor granitic soils carrying heath, tea-tree and inferior types of eucalypt? Some people say "Leave it to the deer and kangaroo.'' Others advise "Plant pine trees and make productive wood-lots."
    The most positive thing is to develop such areas for some form of animal production. This is not an easy job.
    Nevertheless it is being done in a pleasing, way by Cr. John Richardson and his brother, Leighton, on their 260-acre property near Upper Beaconsfield. Their problem is not merely to clear the scrub and establish a pasture under a favorable 37in.-a-year rainfall. Among other things they have to find out what grasses will be most productive under their conditions, and what fertilisers will be needed to keep the pastures going. Although not trained specifically in agricultural science, the brothers have made com mendable efforts to acquire the knowledge to help them best in their project. Not many farms are to be found in Victoria where one can have such inter-esting discussions on animal-grass-soil-fertiliser relationships and problems of heredity. The property itself is a veritable experiment station, equip ped with a microscope. The front lawn contained the first series of grass "plots." An area on the farm has been top-dressed with various kinds and amounts of artificial fertiliser. One interesting observation is that worm casts are most numerous on areas top-dressed with potash. The programme of clearing 10 acres a year was followed for 10 years until Leighton went to the war and John was fully oc cupied on farm production and maintenance. Shortage of petrol made him give up the wholemilk "round" and concen trate on butter fat. Light scrub is cleared with the heavy disc, and trees are brought to the ground with the tractor. Sales of firewood help, to pay clearing costs. The light disc is used for controlling re-growths. Once established, pastures are rarely broken up except to grow cereals for winter grazing.
    HAS HIGHER RAINFALL
    VARIOUS strains of sub clover have done well. With rye grass they have made at-tractive meadow hay mixtures White clover has flourished for the first two years and then proved rather disappointing. Why? Perhaps it uses all available potash in this period. District Extension Officer A. V. Doery. B.Agr.Sc., thinks it might do better after sub clover has grown on the soil for a few years. Cocksfoot has become estab lished on the higher land. The success of Phalaris has been confined chiefly to three acres of tile-drained soil, which formerly supported citrus. Bokhara clover and Lotus major are among other species tested by these progressive men. Although apparently warmer than country south of it, the district has a higher rainfall and later season. Paddocks are shut up as late as October for cutting up to Christmas time. Hay is elevated with an auto-matic pick-up into frames holding about two tons, which carry it to well-placed stack positions around the property. Leighton and John plan to make more of these frames and dump each full of hay at strategic positions during future harvests. There is a big hay shed near the milking shed. Cows are given enough concen trates to keep them quiet when being milked. At present the property is supporting about 60 head of stock, whose owners send as weaners for mating later with Messrs Richardson's Red Polls. Redelivery is taken about a month before the heifers calve. RED POLLS THE excellent performance of a Red Poll cross cow among their early purchases largely influenced the brothers to go in for the Red Poll. They are keen on preserving the dual-purpose qualities and guard against beefiness. Leighton has strong opinions on the limitations of a cow's worth being judged solely on show points. The herd is tested. Falding-hurst Ash (by Woodburn Peter Pan) produced 333lb. when nine years old. Another cow pro duced 391lb. as a 10-year-old. Leighton admires the utility and type qualities of the Agri cultural Department's "Victoria" herd at Werribee. Blood from it and the stud of Mr A. R. Beggs. Buln Gherin, Beau-fort, is being used. An unusual performance of the stud was the birth of twins by Caesarean operation from a cow which had its leg broken. CALVING PLAN ALTHOUGH apparently un-orthodox, Messrs Richardsons' plan for calving in autumn has a sound back-ground in an area where the normal trough of production is in February-March. On the theory that green feed is necessary for milking cows, lactations beginning in autumn will be maintained evenly throughout winter by grow ill on paddocks specially shut up for the purpose, and green cereals sown for grazing. These will be supplemented by grass hay fed every two days. Cows already under this system have produced up to 30lb of milk a day at the end of their lactation. Other excellent features of Messrs Richardson's operations are neat typewritten records, implement shed, machinery shop, ramp and trench for overhauling cars, shelter belts including chain breaks of scrub', introduced trees, peas to improve orchard fertility, plans for better water systems and an impressive array of championship ribbons.26

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 3437; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 583.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan to Arthur Leighton Richardson and John Winton Richardson both of Bryn Gwyn Upper Beaconsfield Farmers - C/T 5888-536.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5888-536 - Elizabeth Helen Richardson of "Bryn Gwyn" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 6202-291.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan to Arthur Leighton Richardson and John Winton Richardson both of Beaconsfield Upper Farmers proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6596-198.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5888-536 - Arthur Leighton Richardson and John Winton Richardson to Albert David Nicol of 78 Wickham Road Moorabbin Market Gardener - C/T 7306-162.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6596-198 - Arthur Leighton Richardson and John Winton Richardson to Albert David Nicol of 78 Wickham Road Moorabbin Market Gardener.
  10. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "20 Jun 1951, p7."
  11. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Tim Richardson - 1995."
  12. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  13. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  14. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  15. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  16. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "John Winton to Frankston 1 Aug 1949
    Eugenie Margaret to Frankston 24 Oct 1949."
  17. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  18. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  19. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  20. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 24 Jul 1933, p4.
  22. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "10 Feb 1943, p3."
  23. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "6 Sep 1944, p2."
  24. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "13 Sep 1944, p4."
  25. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "20 Sep 1944, p1."
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 25 Aug 1948, p8 By COLIN WEBB, M. Agr. Sc.
    Image Caption: MR A. C. DOERY, B.Agr.Sc., Agricultural Department Extension Officer (left) discusses developments in pretty surroundings with Mr Leighton Richardson on the property which the latter operates with his brother John, at Upper Beaconsfield.
Last Edited18 Aug 2018

Alice Barbara Adams

F, #1843, b. 5 Jun 1861, d. 14 May 1955
Father*Thomas Maitland Adams b. 24 Jul 1836, d. 5 Apr 1897
Mother*Agnes Begbie b. 21 Nov 1842, d. 3 May 1930
Married NameRenfree. 
Birth*5 Jun 1861 26 Bath Street, Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland. [par Thomas Maitland ADAMS & Agnes BEGBIE]1,2
Marriage*1878 Spouse: James Henry Prinn Renfree. VIC, Australia, #M4604.3
 
Land-UBeac*12 Jan 1888 PAK-121. Transfer from William Brisbane to Alice Barbara Renfree. 19a 2r 33p.4 
Land-UBeac*11 Dec 1893 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1). Transfer from Philip David Phillips to Alice Barbara Renfree.5 
Land-Note*11 Dec 1893 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1): Mortgagee: Philip David Phillips. Discharged 7 Mar 1907. Mortgagor was Alice Barbara Renfree.6 
Land-UBeac*15 Dec 1903 PAK-121. Transfer from Alice Barbara Renfree to John Crook. 19a 2r 33p.7 
Land-UBeac*7 Mar 1907 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1). Transfer from Alice Barbara Renfree to Judge David John Davies Bevan. 38a 3r 18p.8 
Widow1 May 1924Alice Barbara Adams became a widow upon the death of her husband James Henry Prinn Renfree.9 
Death*14 May 1955 Rosebud, VIC, Australia, #D18496 (Age 93.)9 
Death-Notice*16 May 1955RENFREE.—On May 14, at Rosebud, Alice Barbara, beloved wife ot the late Henry, and loving mother of George (deceased), William (deceased). Alice (Mrs. Martin), Beatrice (Mrs. Aitken), Enid (Mrs. Brydon), Jessie (Mrs. Alexander), and Percy, aged 94 years.
RENFREE.—The Friends of the late Mrs. ALICE BARBARA RENFREE, of Jetty road, Rosebud, are notified that her Funeral will leave our parlors, Walker street, Dandenong, TOMORROW (Tuesday), after a service to commence at 11 a.m., for the Dandenong Cemetery.
GARNAR & SON PTY. LTD., Dandenong. Phone 308.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Henry Prinn Renfree. With George Maitland Renfree William Henry Renfree.11,12,13
bt 1926 - 1936"Dundrennan", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George Maitland Renfree.14,15,16,17,18,19
bt 1937 - 1942"Dundrennan", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia20

Grave

  • 184/185, Dandenong Cemetery, Dandenong, VIC, Australia, Renfree. In loving memory James Henry 1st May 1924 his wife Alice Barbara 14th May 1955 and son George Maitland 11th July 193721

Family

James Henry Prinn Renfree b. 1851, d. 1 May 1924
Children 1.William Henry Renfree b. 1882, d. 23 Jun 1949
 2.Percy Thomas Renfree+ b. 12 Jan 1901, d. 29 Apr 1979

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jul 1930, AFTER the evaporation of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria, that PROBATE of the WILL, dated 31st December, 1929, of AGNES ADAMS, late of Beaconsfield Upper, in Victoria, widow, deceased, may be granted to Alice Renfree, of Beaconsfield Upper, widow, being the executrix, appointed by the said will.22
  • 31 Jan 1939, BLAZE NEAR BERWICK. Homes in Danger.
    BERWICK, Monday. - A week-end home was destroyed and several other properties were endangered by a fire, which broke out shortly after 2 p.m. today near the reservoir, between Beaconsfield and Beaconsfield Upper.
    The fire ran up Walker's Gully toward Upper Beaconsfield. When the wind changed from the north to the west it headed toward Tumuc Valley and valuable orcharding districts. A change to the south about 7 pm helped to quell the intensity of the fire and aided the fighters in bringing it under control.
    The weekend home of Miss D. Rogers and its contents were destroyed, and a shed and a garage on the property of Mr. J. Ballantyne, and a shed on Mr. Ken Hudson's property were also destroyed.
    Strenuous efforts on the part of the fire-fighters saved the homes of Mr. Ballantyne, Dr. Day, Miss O. Bennie, and Mr. K. Hudson. Other houses which were in danger were those of Judge Bevan (the hedge of which caught fire), Mr. V. a'Beckett, Mrs. Renfrey, Mr. Hudson, sen., and Mr. C. R. Walker. Mr. Walker was delivering a lecture in Berwick in aid of the bush-fire appeal when he was called to his home.
    At 10.30 pm the fire was still burning in the timber country east of Beaconsfield Upper, but it is believed that no houses are in immediate danger. The fire was fought by approximately 300 volunteers from Beaconsfield, Upper Beaconsfield, Berwick, Dandenong, and surrounding districts.
    A change of wind to the north or east tomorrow would again make the situation very serious.23

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  2. [S187] Familysearch "C11684-1."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M4604."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-923 - Alice Barbara Renfree the wife of Henry Renfree of Dandenong Wood Merchant.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2280-974 - Alice Barbara Renfree wife of Henry Renfree of Robinson Street Dandenong Wood Merchant.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2280-974 - Mortgage No 153366 - Philip David Phillips - discharged 7 Mar 1907.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-923 - John Crook of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2280-974 -David John Davies Bevan of Albert Street East Melbourne Barrister-at-law - C/T 2864-628.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 May 1955, p13.
  11. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  12. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  13. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  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.
  19. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  20. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "listed 1937, 1942."
  21. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/greater_dandenong/…
    184/185      
    RENFREE James Henry 1/5/1924 Alice Barbara f/o George Maitland
    RENFREE Alice Barbara 14/5/1955 93? James m/o George Maitland, age from cd      
    RENFREE George Maitland 11/17/1937 57? s/o James & Alice Barbara, age from cd.                
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jul 1930, p17.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Jan 1939 p2.
Last Edited15 Apr 2018

James Henry Prinn Renfree

M, #1844, b. 1851, d. 1 May 1924
Birth*1851 Bunyip, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1878 Spouse: Alice Barbara Adams. VIC, Australia, #M4604.1
 
Land-Note*1892 PAK-145: William Brisbane indebted to Henry Renfree of Dandenong Wood Merchant £600 for balance of purchase money on my interest in 314 acres lot 145 Parish of Pakenham (Vendor's lien on said property which I value at the sum of one shilling.)2 
Land-UBeac*14 Feb 1901 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from Alfred David Hart to James Henry Prinn Renfree. 17a 2r 23p (Lots 1-5 and lots 24 to 27.)3 
Land-UBeac*8 Jul 1903 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from The General Finance Agency and Guarantee Company of Australia Limited to James Henry Prinn Renfree. 23a 0r 33 8/10p (Lots 15 to 23.)4 
Land-UBeac19 Sep 1904 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from James Henry Prinn Renfree to Lilian Frances Paddle. 17a 2r 23p (Lots 1-5 and lots 24 to 27.)5 
Land-UBeac*19 Sep 1904 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from James Henry Prinn Renfree to Lilian Frances Paddle. 23a 0r 33 8/10p (Lots 15 to 23.)6 
Death*1 May 1924 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D4867 (Age 73) [par John RENFREE & Frances PRINN].7 
Death-Notice*2 May 1924RENFREE.—On the 3rd May, Henry Renfree, of Kirkham road, Dandenong, the beloved husband of Alice Renfree, loving father of George, William, Alice, Beatrice, Enid, Jessee, and Percy, aged 78 years. Officer for many years of the Dandenong Shire Council an the State Water Commission.
RENFREE.—The Friends of the late HENRY REFREE are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Dandenong Cemetery. The Funeral will leave his late residence, Kirk ham road, Dandenong, To-morrow (Saturday, May 3, 1924), at 3 o'clock.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: wood merchant. With Alice Barbara Renfree. With George Maitland Renfree William Henry Renfree.9,10,11

Grave

  • 184/185, Dandenong Cemetery, Dandenong, VIC, Australia, Renfree. In loving memory James Henry 1st May 1924 his wife Alice Barbara 14th May 1955 and son George Maitland 11th July 193712

Family

Alice Barbara Adams b. 5 Jun 1861, d. 14 May 1955
Children 1.William Henry Renfree b. 1882, d. 23 Jun 1949
 2.Percy Thomas Renfree+ b. 12 Jan 1901, d. 29 Apr 1979

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Jun 1899, HENRY RENFREE, wood merchant, Upper Beaconsfield, reports stolen from his premises, on the 2nd inst., a liver-and-white pointer slut, named " Diana "; a pup, dark-liver, large marks
    on side, white on rest of body; a pup, nearly all dark-liver colour, legs and under belly white, white spots on back ; and a pup, liver-and-white, white nose. The pups are 4 months old, and all are flea-bitten. Value £8.-O.4652. 10th June, 1899.13
  • 14 Nov 1902, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. The postmaster and storekeeper, Mr. James Kerwin (who is leaving the district, having disposed of his business to Mr. J. G. Marsh), was entertained at a social in the Assembly-hall on Wednesday evening by a large number of his friends. Mr. H. Renfree occupied the chair. Mr. Kerwin was presented with a gold hunting watch, and Mrs. Kerwin was also the recipient of a present.14
  • 25 Feb 1903, Clearing Sale. UPPER BEACONSFIELD. MONDAY, MARCH 2. Joseph CLARKE & Co have received instructions from Mr H Renfree, to sell by auction .... implements, household furniture, etc., as under. 4 cows 1 medium draught mare, splendid worker 1 buggy horse. Double seated buggy, pole and shafts, old spring cart, single and double harness, cart harness, side saddle, iron plough, Oliver plough, set harrows, Bentall's chaffcutter, grindstone, wheelbarrow, 400-gal tank, No. 8 Douglas force and lift pump, 12ft. piping.
    FURNITURE. Single and double bedsteads and bedding, wash stands and ware, hall table and chair, writing desk, stove (new), large kitchen dresses, overmantle, chairs, tables, wooden washing tubs, tools, and sundries of all descriptions.
    On account of owner. 1 piano (in perfect order) 4 cane easy chairs, 3 chairs (upholstered), double bedstead (nickle and black), wire mattress, kapok mattress, 4 pillows pictures 2 large Japanese rugs 1 pair oriental hall curtains (heavy) 2 pairs Madrass muslin curtains 1 pair Japanese curtains 1 flower stand 2 rolls Japanese matting 1 sewing machine 2 sets buggy harness 1 buggy pole and pole straps, wheel barrow, axe, tools, and sundries. Sale at two o'clock sharp.
    Joseph Clarke and Co., Auctionees, Dandenong, Poowong, Korumburra and Bass.15
  • 5 Dec 1903, RENFREE. -On the 4th December, Frances Renfree, beloved mother of H. Renfree, of Beaconsfield, and William P. Renfree, of Dandenong, aged 82.16
  • 12 Dec 1918, Clearing and Property Sale AT 2 O'CLOCK SHARP DANDENONG WEDNESDAY; DECEMBER 18 ALEX. SCOTT & CO. Pty. Ltd. and JOSEPH CLARKE & CO., in conjunction, have received instructions from Mr. H. Renfree to sell by public auction, on the property, situate on the Main Frankston Road, one mile from Dandenong, well improved handy FARM, 26 ac. 2r. 32p., being part of Lot 4; Section 25, Parish Eumemmerring; County Mornington, with new six roomed w.b. house, pantfy, linen press, bathroom, l. and p. throughout, w.b. shed (30 x 20), containing man's room, feed room, cart shed, small cowshed, subdivided five paddocks, water supply laid on. Excellent crops of potatoes and hay have been grown on this farm, which stands out as one of the most desirable, handy and well improved small properties in this district. Terms-Half cash, balance easy terms. Title, certificate.17
  • 14 Dec 1918, DANDENONG. Wednesday, December 18. At Two O'Clock. NICE HANDY FARM.
    ALEX. SCOTT AND CO. PTY LTD and JOSEPH CLARKE and Co (in conjunction) have received instructions from Mr H Renfree to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTlON on the property, situate main Frankston road, one mile from Dandenong,
    WELL-IMPROVED HANDY FARM 26a 2r 32p
    Being part of lot 4 Section 25 Parish Eumemmerring County Mornington with new 6 roomed w b house, pantry, linen press, bath-room, l and p throughout w.b. shed 30 x 20 containing man's room, feed room, cart-shed, small cowshed, subdivided 5 paddocks; water supply laid on. Excellent crops of potatoes and hay have been grown on this farm, which stands out as one of the most desirable, handy, and well-improved small properties in this district.
    Terms: Half cash; balance easy terms. Title Certificate.
    Also, Same Time and Place for Convenience of Sale.
    On Account Mr Geo W Martin, who is leaving his Beaconsfield property and relinquishing dairying and farming without reserve—
    12 dairy cows, milkers and springers
    2½ hp petrol engine I H C
    Implements &c.
    Alex Scott and Co Pty Ltd Joseph Clarke and Co Dandenong auctioneers in conjunction.18

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M4604."
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Debtor's statement William Brisbane 1892.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2537-245 - James Henry Renfree of Beaconsfield Fruit Grower.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2537-244 - James Henry Renfree of Upper Beaconsfield Wood Merchant.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2537-245 - Lilian Frances Paddle, the wife of Herbert Robert Paddle, of 11 Holden Street Fitzroy, Boot Manufacturer.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2537-244 - Lilian Frances Paddle, the wife of Herbert Robert Paddle, of 11 Holden Street Fitzroy, Boot Manufacturer.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 May 1924, p1.
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  11. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  12. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.australiancemeteries.com/vic/greater_dandenong/…
    184/185      
    RENFREE James Henry 1/5/1924 Alice Barbara f/o George Maitland
    RENFREE Alice Barbara 14/5/1955 93? James m/o George Maitland, age from cd      
    RENFREE George Maitland 11/17/1937 57? s/o James & Alice Barbara, age from cd.                
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 14 Jun 1899, p192.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Nov 1902 p7.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 25 Feb 1903, p2.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Dec 1903, p9.
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 12 Dec 1918, p2.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Dec 1918, p3.
Last Edited15 Apr 2018

Percy Thomas Renfree

M, #1845, b. 12 Jan 1901, d. 29 Apr 1979
Father*James Henry Prinn Renfree b. 1851, d. 1 May 1924
Mother*Alice Barbara Adams b. 5 Jun 1861, d. 14 May 1955
Note* Prisoner of War at Changi.1 
Birth*12 Jan 1901 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #B2621.2,3 
Marriage*Jul 1920 Spouse: Iva Jean Tulloch. VIC, Australia, #M9127.4
 
Note1924 4096/86 PERCY THOMAS RENFREE. SHEPPARTON 33 64--0--0. Closer [and Soldier] Settlement Files. VPRS 5714/P0000/646. 1924 - 1925. 
Marriage*1932 Spouse: Kathleen Marguerite Oregan. VIC, Australia, #M11582.5
 
Military*4 Mar 1941Enlisted for military service: Australian Army Service Number VX50303 - Discharge 26 Jul 1946 - Private 4 AUST MOTOR TPT COY - Prisoner of War Yes.6 
Land-UBeac*21 Aug 1969 GEM-D-10 l/p 57460 (Lot 6), 44 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Clive Maurice Adams Hamer to Percy Thomas Renfree Kathleen Marguerite Renfree. 6a 2r 21 2/10p (minus easement to allow access to Lot 5.)7 
Death*29 Apr 1979 R. G. H., Macleod, VIC, Australia, #D9694 (age 78.)8 
Village Bell*May 1979The article reads: TWO MEN LOST.
Those who have lived in this district for some decades mourn the loss during the past month of two personalities, Perc Renfree and Norm Lawson.
Also in his late 70's, Perc Renfree was an orchardist at Dewhurst, moving to Stoney Creek Road when his property was acquired for the Cardinia Reservoir project. A Changi P.O.W., Perc was a stalwart until ill-health overtook him some months ago and he was hospitalised in Melbourne.
Condolences go to both widows and the relatives of these men who will long be remembered in these hills.9 
Death-Notice*1 May 1979RENFREE. — On April 29, at R. G. H. Macleod, Percy Thomas, of Upper Beaconsfield, dearly loved husband of Kathleen, loved father of Pat and Babs, loved father-in-law of John and John, pa of Paul, Tim and Fiona, Sue and David, Kerry and Chris. Safe journey home.
RENFREE. — The Funeral service for Mr PERCY THOMAS RENFREE of Upper Beaconsfield will be held at the Wilson Chapel, Springvale Crematorium TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at 11.10 am. Service at Springvale only.10 
Burial*2 May 1979 Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, BANKSIA, WALL NICHE SINGLE, WALL K NICHE 42.11 
Land-Note*17 Oct 1979 GEM-D-10 l/p 57460 (Lot 6): Kathleen Marguerite Renfree of Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield Widow is now the surviving proprietor.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1924Kirkham Road, Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Iva Jean Renfree.13
bt 1931 - 1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Kathleen Marguerite Renfree.14,15,16,17,18,19,20
1967Dewhurst, via Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: horticulturist. With Kathleen Marguerite Renfree.21

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Nov 1926, Misconduct was the ground on which Iva Jean Renfree, 25 years, of Dundas-street, Avoca, sought divorce from Percy Thomas Renfree, 25 years, of Rose-street, Armadale, clerk. The parties were married in July, 1920, and there are two children. A decree nisi was granted, with costs.22

Citations

  1. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Jul 1978, p6."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B2621."
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, birth date: 12 Jan 1901.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M9127."
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  6. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      RENFREE, PERCY THOMAS
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX50303
    Date of Birth      12 Jan 1901
    Place of Birth      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      4 Mar 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      DEWHURST, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      ROYAL PARK, VIC
    Next of Kin      RENFREE, KATHLEEN
    Date of Discharge      26 Jul 1946
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      4 AUST MOTOR TPT COY
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      Yes.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8338-714 - C/T 8407-562 - Percy Thomas Renfree Retired and Kathleen Marguerite Renfree Married Woman both of Lewis Road Upper Beaconfield - joint proprietors.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D9694 age 78."
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "May 1979, p4."
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 1 May 1931, p31.
  11. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Church of England.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8407-562 - Kathleen Marguerite Renfree of Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield Widow is now the surviving proprietor.
  13. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  14. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931 "as Kathleen Margaret."
  15. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934 "as Kathleen Margaret."
  16. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936 "as Kathleen Margaret."
  17. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937 "as Kathleen Margaret."
  18. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942 "as Kathleen Margaret."
  19. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "as Kathleen Margaret."
  20. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954 "as Kathleen Margaret."
  21. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967 "Kathleen's address as Upper Beaconsfield."
  22. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 11 Nov 1926, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202209615
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

William Henry Renfree

M, #1848, b. 1882, d. 23 Jun 1949
Father*James Henry Prinn Renfree b. 1851, d. 1 May 1924
Mother*Alice Barbara Adams b. 5 Jun 1861, d. 14 May 1955
Probate (Will)* William H Renfree. X Civil Servant. East Malvern. 23 Jun 1949. 413/923.1 
Birth*1882 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B12284.2 
Marriage*1914 Spouse: Bridget Mary 'May' Costello. VIC, Australia, #M11015.
 
Land-UBeac*13 Aug 1940 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 47). Transfer from William Henry Renfree to Elsie Maude Dennett. 5a 2r 12p.3 
Land-UBeac13 Aug 1940 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lots 43.44.45.46). Transfer from The Victorian Permanent Building Society to William Henry Renfree. 22a 2r 1p.4 
Land-UBeac*13 Aug 1940 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lots 42.47). Transfer from The Victorian Permanent Building Society to William Henry Renfree. 14a 2r 6p.5 
Land-UBeac13 Aug 1940 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 43.44.45.46 part). Transfer from William Henry Renfree to Elsie Maude Dennett.6 
Land-UBeac12 Jun 1947 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 43.44.45.46 part). Transfer from William Henry Renfree to Harold Joseph Prentice. 3.991ha.7 
Land-UBeac*12 Jun 1947 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 42). Transfer from William Henry Renfree to Harold Joseph Prentice.8 
Death*23 Jun 1949 27 Vincent Street, Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D6799 (Age 67.)9 
Death-Notice*24 Jun 1949RENFREE.-On June 23, at his residence, 27 Vincent street, Malvern, William Henry, dearly loved husband of May.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With James Henry Prinn Renfree and Alice Barbara Renfree and George Maitland Renfree.11,12,13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4901; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1445.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B12284."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6408-406 - Elsie Maude Dennett of 22 St Georges Road Toorak Married Woman - C/T 6408-407.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3199-745 - William Henry Renfree of 27 ..ent Street Glen Iris Publilc Servant.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3199-744 - William Henry Renfree of 27 Vincent Street Glen Iris Public Servant - C/T 6408-406.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3199-745 - Elsie Maude Dennett of 22 St Georges Road Toorak Married Woman - C/T 6408-408.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3199-745 - Harold Joseph Prentice Optician and Mary Constance Prentice Married Woman both of 17 High Street Prahran - joint proprietors - C/T 7006-171.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6408-406 - Harold Joseph Prentice Optician and Mary Constance Prentice Married Woman both of 17 High Street Prahran - joint proprietors - C/T 7006-170.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6799 (Age 67)."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jun 1949, p9.
  11. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  12. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  13. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
Last Edited7 Apr 2016

James Paxton

M, #1852, b. 1890, d. Sep 1960
Mother*Elizabeth Paxton b. 1873
Note* In 34 (?37) Paxton, who owned 19 acres at the back of “Glen Leith”, left there and built on the site of the Shorthouses’s forge, a greengrocers shop.1 
Related* Isabella Frances Norbury James PAXTON & Isabella NEWMAN were 2nd cousins - their grandfathers were brothers. 
Birth*1890 Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland. 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1913 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Otranto
Age 22.2 
Marriage*24 Mar 1921 Spouse: Lilian Elizabeth Friday. Christ Church, Bonnie Doon, VIC, Australia, #M523.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*1 Apr 1921PAXTON-FRIDAY.-On the 24th March, at Christ Church, Bonnie Doon, by the Rev. F. E. Thornton, James, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Paxton, Reston, Berwickshire, Scotland, to Lilian Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr. J. H. Friday, Hillcrest, Bonnie Doon.3 
Land-UBeac*31 Mar 1927 PAK-118. Transfer from Alexander James Griffin to James Paxton. 19a 3r 35p (caveat lodged 27 Mar 1924.)5 
Land-Note*17 Jul 1930 PAK-118: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 16 Jul 1937. Mortgagor was James Paxton.6 
Land-UBeac*16 Jul 1937 PAK-118. Transfer from James Paxton to Elizabeth Thompson. 19a 3r 35p (caveat lodged 9 Jul 1935.)7 
Death*Sep 1960 Park, VIC, Australia, #D11601 (Age 70) [par James PAXTON & Isabella BELL].8 
Village Bell*Apr 1988The article reads: NEW SHOPS FOR UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
The little old house between the Store and the Chemist, will be gone after Easter. Of recent years it has seen a variety of residents and craft sales. New owners, Mr. & Mrs. Russo of Officer, intend to build 3 new shops on this site, one of which will be a green-grocery run by Mr. Bill Wynen, formerly of Berwick.
Mr. John Glismann tells us that this land was owned by Shorthouse Coaches and the shed on the site used as a blacksmith shop. A Mr. Horner bought the area and subdivided the blocks. In the early thirties Bill Lang and John Glismann built the present house from materials taken from a shop which was being demolished on the now Roynan property in Salisbury Road. The house was built for a Mr. Paxton who operated a green-grocers store there for many years before moving to a green-grocers store in Berwick. After this period, Bill Lang bought the house, and lived there and ran the mail run for many years, his widow lived there until moving into Highland Park where she died a few years ago.
How interesting to have a green-grocers shop on the very site of the original green-grocers store.9 
(Mentioned) Village BellMay 1988The article reads: THE OLD LANG HOUSE REVISITED
A lovely letter from Mr. John Glismann pointed out (very gently) errors in my article in the last issue. Mr. Ken Hudson wrote in on the same subject. It almost seems worthwhile making a mistake to find out that people read "The Bell"!
As far as we can ascertain from Messrs. Glismann and Hudson, the original land owner was Mr. Shorthouse who had stables on the area. He sold to J. Nathan who subdivided the land keeping the site of the now general store.
John Glismann built the original store for J. Nathan on this site using part of the Shorthouse stables for the rear wall - drawings of this building were retained by John Glismann and recently handed to the Pakenham Historical Society.
Mr. Paxton bought the block where "Langs" house now stands and Tom Gilpin and his brother Jim built the house and shop on this site for him.
If anyone has more information on this matter we would be delighted to hear from you.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Brownsbank Cottage, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland(Head of Household) James Paxton;
Age 1 - grandson
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Paxton Janet Paxton11
31 Mar 1901Acredale, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland(Head of Household) James Paxton;
Age 11 - grandson
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Paxton Hellen Paxton12
bt 1924 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Lilian Elizabeth Paxton.13,14,15,16,17,18,19
1949High Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Lilian Elizabeth Paxton. With Neil Paxton.20
1954High Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Lilian Elizabeth Paxton. With Keith Paxton.21
1954Hunter Street, Lower Ferntree Gully, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Lilian Elizabeth Friday. With Keith Paxton Neil Paxton.21

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia22

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from Harry Burton Interview Sep 1989."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B867 002.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Apr 1921, p1.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3535-953 - James Paxton of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3535-953 - Mortgage discharged 16 Jul 1937.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3535-953 - Elizabeth Thompson of 1 James Street Dandenong Married Woman.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "061-1988, p13 by J. Ballinger."
  10. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "062-1988, p11 by Jeanette Ballinger."
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census: Parish: Ayton; ED: 3; Page: 6; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1891_375."
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Eyemouth; ED: 1; Page: 44; Line: 6; Roll: CSSCT1901_414."
  13. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  14. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  15. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  16. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  17. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  18. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  19. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  20. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  21. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  22. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited3 Apr 2016

Lilian Elizabeth Friday

F, #1853, b. 1898, d. Jun 1964
Married NamePaxton. 
Birth*1898 Maindample, VIC, Australia, #B27475 [par John Henry FRIDAY & Elizabeth Jane LOCKART].1 
Marriage*24 Mar 1921 Spouse: James Paxton. Christ Church, Bonnie Doon, VIC, Australia, #M523.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*1 Apr 1921PAXTON-FRIDAY.-On the 24th March, at Christ Church, Bonnie Doon, by the Rev. F. E. Thornton, James, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Paxton, Reston, Berwickshire, Scotland, to Lilian Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr. J. H. Friday, Hillcrest, Bonnie Doon.2 
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1930 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 5). Transfer from John Nathan to Lilian Elizabeth Paxton.4 
Land-UBeac29 Sep 1930 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 6pt). Transfer from John Nathan to Lilian Elizabeth Paxton.5 
Land-UBeac*12 Oct 1951 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 5.6pt). Transfer from Lilian Elizabeth Paxton to William John Lang.6 
WidowSep 1960Lilian Elizabeth Friday became a widow upon the death of her husband James Paxton.7 
Death*Jun 1964 Cremation at Springvale 5 Jun 1964 (no death reg found.)8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1924 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Paxton.9,10,11,12,13,14,15
1949High Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Paxton. With Neil Paxton.16
1954High Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Paxton. With Keith Paxton.17
1954Hunter Street, Lower Ferntree Gully, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Paxton. With Keith Paxton Neil Paxton.17
1963Hunter Street, Lower Ferntree Gully, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Keith Paxton.18

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia19

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Apr 1921, p1.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - Lillian Elizabeth Paxton of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 5668-473.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - Lillian Elizabeth Paxton of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 5694-799.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5668-473 + C/T 5694-799 - William John Lang of Upper Beaconsfield Transport Driver.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    ashes scattered.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  11. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  12. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  13. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  14. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  15. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  16. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  17. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  18. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  19. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited30 Aug 2016

Harold James Matheson Osborn

M, #1855, b. 1880, d. Oct 1961
Harold James Matheson OSBORN
(1880-1961)
Father*Charles Osborn
Mother*Frances Emily Jones
Birth*1880 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B20335 [par Fred OSBORN & Fran Emily JONES].1 
Marriage*1911 Spouse: Lily Harris. VIC, Australia, #M5013/5013R [as Albert James Matheson OSBORN]- Lily born Liverpool.2
 
Land-UBeac*12 May 1919 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Richard Simmons to Harold James Matheson Osborn. 24a 1r 10p.3 
Land-Note*12 May 1919 GEM-C-73 (part): Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 14 May 1924. Mortgagor was Harold James Matheson Osborn.4 
Land-Note*14 May 1924 GEM-C-73 (part): Mortgagee: Ray Penery Osborn. Discharged 15 Aug 1927. Mortgagor was Harold James Matheson Osborn.5 
Land-UBeac*15 Aug 1927 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Harold James Matheson Osborn to William Alexander Berglund. 5a 0r 36p.6 
Land-UBeac*9 Feb 1960 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Harold James Matheson Osborn to Larry Osborn. 24a 1r 10p (land consolidated into original state.)7 
Death*Oct 1961 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D19317 (Age 79) [par Charles OSBORN & Emily Frances JONES].8 
(Mentioned) Village BellOct 1983The article reads: "STONYCROFT" stood on the north-east corner of the intersection of Split Rock and Berglund Roads. We are indebted for information to Mrs. Susan Pitman, the recent resident, and to Mr. Larry Osborn of Nar Nar Goon North, who has photographs taken when the house and garden were looking their best.
The house was built by Mr. Walford (not to be confused with Professor Halford, another early resident), about 1880, as a house for his coachman. At the same time he built his own residence, "The Fernery", on the opposite side of Split Rock Road, 100 yards towards the Split Rock. That house was later moved to its present position at the corner of Salisbury and Sugar Loaf Roads. The two houses were generally similar, Mr. Walford's being on a larger scale with an additional pair of rooms at the back. A central passage went from front to back, with living rooms on one side and bedrooms on the other. At one side of the front door was a bay window, at the other a verandah. The weatherboard construction was rather rough, as one would expect in the early 1880's in what was then a remote place.
Dwelling for a moment on "The Fernery", the journalist "Vagabond" referred to "Mr Walford's capital spring of fresh water" in an "Argus" article in 1885. The "Illustrated Guide to Upper Beaconsfield" published in 1899 had a picture of "The Fernery", and showed the position of "Walford's Fernery" on a map (reproduced in the recent publication "In the Wake of the Pack Tracks). However in the text, the "Guide" referred to "Robertson's Fernery", so presumably he had followed Walford.
A later owner of "Stonycroft" was Mr. Simmons, who sold to Mr. H.J. Osborn in 1919. At that time there was an orchard of 8 or 9 acres, and a still for distilling eucalyptus oil, situated near the creek for its supply of cooling water.
The Osborn family resided until 1970, when they sold to Dr. Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. Osborn were keen gardeners, and established a properly laid out garden. To care for it, run-off water was led in from the roadside to a lily pool, and from there piped to a large concrete tank; it was probably this tank that subsequently gave rise to speculation about a cellar. Later a dam was formed by the creek, and water pumped up from there.
Dr. Bailey used the place as a holiday house, but did not live there. He converted the old coach stable into a garage by adding side walls, but otherwise the buildings were little changed, and became overhung with trees. The garden, once cared for, went back to nature.
Susan and Tom Pitman purchased the property in 1981, with a view to restoring it. They found walls of rough sawn boards, originally covered with hessian, which had later been covered with caneite. In places there were traces of old wallpaper, and in the passage a stencilled border made by Mrs. Osborn.
Tidying the garden and restoring the house were well advanced when the bushfire destroyed it all beyond the possibility of repair. When rebuilding, a site was chosen further from the road, and the style of construction was modern, mud brick and pine.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190962 Mitchell Street, Brunswick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: foreman
With mother and brother & sister Charles William & Nellie.10
1914Orrong Road, Elsternwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: boxmaker. With Lily Osborn.10
bt 1919 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Lily Osborn.11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia21

Family

Lily Harris b. 1886, d. Apr 1970
Child 1.Larry Osborn b. 5 Aug 1923, d. 14 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D19317 age 79 [par Charles OSBORN & Emily Frances JONES]."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Harold James Matherson Osborn of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Harold James Matherson Osborn to Edward Allott Hardy - it appears that this mortgage was transferred to Harold Osborn.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Mortgage to Ray Penery Osborn.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - William Alexander Berglund of Upper Beaconsfield Poultry Farmer - C/T 5298-453.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Larry Osborn of "Stonycroft" Upper Beaconsfield Radio Technician - C/T 8240-299.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "034-1983, p7 & p8, by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan."
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  11. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  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. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  19. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  20. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  21. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited22 Mar 2016

Lily Harris

F, #1856, b. 1886, d. Apr 1970
Lily OSBORN (nee HARRIS)
(1886-1970)
Married NameOsborn. 
Birth*1886 Liverpool, Lancashire, England.1,2 
Marriage*1911 Spouse: Harold James Matheson Osborn. VIC, Australia, #M5013/5013R [as Albert James Matheson OSBORN]- Lily born Liverpool.3
 
WidowOct 1961Lily Harris became a widow upon the death of her husband Harold James Matheson Osborn.4 
Death*Apr 1970 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D7117 (Age 84) [par David HARRIS & Elizabeth JONES].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Orrong Road, Elsternwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harold James Matheson Osborn.5
bt 1919 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harold James Matheson Osborn.6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
1968"Stonycroft", Split Rock Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Larry Osborn.5

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia16

Family

Harold James Matheson Osborn b. 1880, d. Oct 1961
Child 1.Larry Osborn b. 5 Aug 1923, d. 14 Aug 2012

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Jun 1938, Country Women's Association Conference. Other speakers said the strength of the Association lay in the knowledge that it was non-political. The latter carried the day, and the motion lapsed. The serious plight of the apple industry was outlined to members by Mrs. Osborne (Upper Beaconsfield). The consumption of apples in Australia, she said, was half an apple a head daily. The diet of many families was faulty, and more apples on the menu would find a market for fruit that was going to waste, and help to build a healthier race. Delegates agreed to solicit the assistance of their fellow-members in increasing the consumption of apples.17

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "possible birth registration as Lily Maud HARRIS: Jun Q 1887 [Neath] 11a 722a
    possible parent's marriage: David HARRIS & Elizabeth JONES at Neath Jun Q 1885 11a 898."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "birthplace given as Liverpool."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  6. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  7. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  8. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  11. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  12. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  13. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  14. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  15. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  16. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 18 Jun 1938, p50.
Last Edited22 Jan 2017

John Payne

M, #1857, b. 13 Mar 1856, d. 2 Aug 1938
Birth*13 Mar 1856 Rathmore, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland.1 
Marriage*19 Jul 1880 Spouse: Jane Elizabeth Connell. St Philip's Church, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M2626.2
 
Marriage-Notice*23 Jul 1880PAYNE—CONNELL.— On the 19th inst., at St. Philip's Church, Collingwood, by the Rev. J. Caton, incumbent, John Payne, late of Baltimore, Co Cork, Ireland, to Jane Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Richard Connell, Collingwood. Cork papers please copy.3 
Land-UBeac*14 Dec 1906 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B (part). Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to John Payne.4 
Land-UBeac14 Dec 1906 PAK-56A.56B. Transfer from Elizabeth Ann Gregory to John Payne. 189a.5 
Land-UBeac*9 Mar 1907 PAK-57A (part) + PAK-58B (part). Transfer from Ann Milne to John Payne. 5a 2r 36p (Cardinia Park Hotel.)6 
Land-Note*1 Feb 1911 PAK-57A (part) + PAK-58B (part): John Payne retains the Cardinia Park Hotel with about 1 acre of land, but transfers the remainder to his son John William Payne (John Payne the Younger.)7 
Land-UBeac1 Feb 1911 PAK-56A.56B. Transfer from John Payne to John William Payne.8 
Land-UBeac1 Feb 1911 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B (part). Transfer from John Payne to John William Payne.9 
Land-UBeac*1 Feb 1911 PAK-57A (part) + PAK-58B (part). Transfer from John Payne to John William Payne. Excluding Cardinia Park Hotel.10 
Land-UBeac*29 Feb 1916 PAK-57A (part) + PAK-58B (part). Transfer from John Payne to Marie Alicia Dineley. 1a 1r 21p (Cardinia Park Hotel.)11 
Widower1933John Payne became a widower upon the death of his wife Jane Elizabeth Connell.12 
Death*2 Aug 1938 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D6783 (Age 82) [par Richard Fricke PAYNE & Martha CONNELL].12 

Grave

  • Church of England H section, Grave 848 and 849, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Buried here are:- parents Freke Payne & Martha Connell, their sons Samuel & John Payne, John's wife Jane Elizabeth (nee Connell), and John & Jane's children Richard Freke, Emily Martha, Thomas and Annie Jane.13

Family

Jane Elizabeth Connell b. 1856, d. 1933
Child 1.John William Payne+ b. 1886, d. 13 Aug 1939

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Dec 1908, TRADE PICNICS.
    The employees of Mr John Payne, Bourke-street, to the number of 150, were entertained by him on Saturday, at his country home, Upper Beaconsfield. A special train conveyed his guests, and an enjoyable afternoon and evening was spent, including sports, music and dancing. The dinner and supper were catered for by a city firm, and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr John Payne, for his kindness and liberality.14
  • 31 Oct 1912, SATURDAY. 23rd NOVEMBER. At Half-past 3 o'clock. Lower Beaconsfield. At the CARDINIA PARK HOTEL, CARDINIA, About 2½ miles from Berwick and 1½ miles from Lower Beaconsfield. SUBDIVISIONAL SALE OF MR JOHN PAYNE'S PROPERTY, Situated at CARDINIA, Containing ABOUT 500 ACRES OF LAND. To be Subdivided into Seven Lots, from 30 to 196 Acres.
    Including the Cardinia Park Hotel, Together with about 2 acres of Land. W. S. KEAST, auctioneers, in conjunction with G. W. MARTIN & CO., have received instructions from Mr John Payne to subdivide and sell by public auction,
    That Very Fine Property, containing about 500 acres of land, subdivided into seven lots, which will include the Cardinia Park Hotel and about 2 acres of land, and also Mr Payne jun's homestead, which is in splendid order, and about 196 acres of land. Portion of this land is fit for agriculture and dairying, and the balance of the land would make splendid blocks for week end homes and orchard blocks. There is a good rise from the agricultural lands to the undu lating slopes, which are admirably suited for building allotments or week end homes, and commanding a splendid view of the whole of the surrounding district. The heights of Beaconsfield have been renowned for many years as being one of the chief health resorts of Victoria, and we would strongly recommend an inspection of this property to those who are desirous of buying week end homes in this favored locality.
    Also, CARDINIA PARK HOTEL, containing nine rooms, including large diningroom, 5 bedrooms and kitchen and outbuildings, large stable and yard for the recep tion of motor cars, etc., and orchard of about one acre. The HOMESTEAD BLOCK, containing 196 ACRES, consists of a new W.B. villa of 8 rooms, comprising diningroom, 5 bedrooms, large kitchen; outbuildings, consisting of large stable, 4 loose boxes, 20-bail cow shed (bricked), practically new, in splendid order, together with cooler and feed room, splendid loft, which will hold a large quantity of fodder, 2 underground tanks and others. LIBERAL TERMS-UP to 5 YEARS namely, 20 Per Cent. Cash, 20 Per Cent. in Two Years, and the balance in 5 Years. Plans on application.
    Further particulars apply W. S. Keast, auctioneers, 608-10 Collins street, Melbourne; Culcairn -and Molong, N.S.W. G. W. Martin & Co., estate agents, Bourke Street, Melbourne. 1-3115
  • 26 Nov 1912, LAND AND PROPERTY SALES. COUNTRY. On account of Mr. John Payne, Beaconsfield, Cardinia park Hotel, Beaconsfield (in conjunction with G. W. Martin and Co.) to Mr. Young, £1,050.16
  • 23 Oct 1913, Mr John Payne, Beaconsfield, has disposed of his homestead and parts of his lands to Mr. Naughnane. Quite a number of changes are taking place in this district of late.17
  • 4 Dec 1913, Property Sales: account John Payne, "Mountview," 178 acres at Beaconsfield, to a Gippsland buyer;18
  • 1 Apr 1914, Mr Smith is having great success in water finding in the Beaconsfield district. On Dr Drake's property he struck water at 43 feet, which rose to within 11 feet of the surface. At Mr J. Payne's property water was obtained at 37 feet, rising in the bore to within 7 feet of the surface; at Mr J. H. Steel's property, at Cardinia Park Hotel, it was struck at 15 feet, rising about 9 feet in the bore.19
  • 15 Jul 1915, BEACONSFIELD. Mr John Payne, draper, Bourke street, Melbourne, is selling his 900 acres. Residents will know that he has converted this land from wilderness to efficiency. He has spent nearly £7000 in doing so. Mr Payne, jun., has been superintending for nine years. Most likely he will take charge of 1600 acres on Merri Creek, two-miles frontage, part of Bald Hill Estate; it is good sheep land, bought by Mr Payne, sen. These are the men of the city we want to invest in country property.20
  • 25 Jul 1930, GOLDEN WEDDING.—Mr. and Mrs. John Payne, of Camberwell, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday. Mr. Payne left County Cork in Ireland 56 years ago and founded Payne's Bon Marche store in Bourke street. Mrs. Payne was formerly Miss Jane Connell, of Melbourne.21
  • 3 Aug 1938, Mr. John Payne. The death occuried yesterday of Mr John Payne at his home in Athelstan road, Camberwell. He was aged 82 years Mr Payne was the founder of Payne's Bon Marche, Bourke street.
    Born at Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland, Mr Payne, at the age of 12 years, began work as a draper's assistant. In 1875 he came to Australia in the sailing ship Barthanope. He was employed in a store in Melbourne for several years. In 1878 he opened his first business in the city.
    In 1885 he moved into Bourke street and established Payne's Bon Marche The business expanded rapidly and in 1909 he bought the site of the present store and erected a four-story building. He retired more than 20 years ago after having successfully established the business. Mr. Payne donated the land and the money required for the building of St Mary's Church of England, South Camberwell. Mr. Payne was a widower. He leaves one daughter and four sons,
    A service will be conducted at his home at 2.45 p.m. on Wednesday by the Rev. R. Fenwick Brown, assisted by the Rev. Roscoe Wilson, after which the funeral will leave for the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral arrangements are being made by Messrs.. H. King and Son.22
  • 4 Aug 1938, Mr. John Payne. Many friends and representatives of Melbourne business interests attended the funeral of Mr. John Payne in the Church of England portion of the Melbourne General Cemetery yesterday. There were more than 600 present at the graveside, and two floral cars were needed for the many wreaths.
    Mr. Payne, who was aged 82 years, was the founder of Payne's Bon Marche, Bourke street. He died at his home in Athelstan road, Camberwell, on Tuesday.
    The services at his home and at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. R. Fenwick Brown, assisted by the Rev. Roscoe Wilson.
    Pall-bearers were Messrs. T. C. Alston, A. Campbell, T. Currie, D. Jones, Urquhart, J. Nettleton, and H. Hall.
    The chief mourners were Mr. Payne's four sons, Messrs. J. W. Payne, H. J. Payne, N. Payne, and W. H. Payne.
    Funeral arrangements vere made by Messrs. H. King and Sons.23

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, BOGIE (Australia) Owner: bogie1177.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jul 1880, p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2095-811 The Commercial Bank of Australia Limited to John Payne - C/T 3170-892.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2581-182 - Elizabeth Ann Gregory to John Payne of Bourke Street Melbourne Draper.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2178-445A Ann Milne to John Payne of Bourke Street Melbourne Draper - C/T 3813-546.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2178-445A Ann Milne to John Payne of Bourke Street Melbourne Draper - C/T 3813-546 (Cardinia Park Hotel) - C/T 3481-167 (remainder).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2581-182 - John Payne to John Payne the younger of Beaconsfield farmer.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3170-892 transfer from John Payne to John Payne the younger - C/T 3481-167.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2178-445A John Payne of Bourke Street Melbourne Draper to John Payne the Younger - C/T 3481-167.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3813-546 John Payne of Bourke Street Melbourne Draper to Mary Alicia Dineley of Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  13. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Dec 1908, p9.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 31 Oct 1912, p2.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Nov 1912, p10.
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 23 Oct 1913, p2.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 4 Dec 1913, p4.
  19. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "1 Apr 1914, p3."
  20. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "15 Jul 1915, p2."
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Jul 1930, p5S.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Aug 1938, p11.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Aug 1938, p9
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/…
Last Edited7 Jul 2018

Jane Elizabeth Connell

F, #1858, b. 1856, d. 1933
Married NamePayne. 
Birth*1856 Ballarat, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*19 Jul 1880 Spouse: John Payne. St Philip's Church, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M2626.1
 
Marriage-Notice*23 Jul 1880PAYNE—CONNELL.— On the 19th inst., at St. Philip's Church, Collingwood, by the Rev. J. Caton, incumbent, John Payne, late of Baltimore, Co Cork, Ireland, to Jane Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Richard Connell, Collingwood. Cork papers please copy.2 
Death*1933 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D2816 (Age 77) [par Richard CONNELL & Emily Jane MORRIS].3 

Grave

  • Church of England H section, Grave 848 and 849, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Buried here are:- parents Freke Payne & Martha Connell, their sons Samuel & John Payne, John's wife Jane Elizabeth (nee Connell), and John & Jane's children Richard Freke, Emily Martha, Thomas and Annie Jane.4

Family

John Payne b. 13 Mar 1856, d. 2 Aug 1938
Child 1.John William Payne+ b. 1886, d. 13 Aug 1939

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jul 1930, GOLDEN WEDDING.—Mr. and Mrs. John Payne, of Camberwell, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday. Mr. Payne left County Cork in Ireland 56 years ago and founded Payne's Bon Marche store in Bourke street. Mrs. Payne was formerly Miss Jane Connell, of Melbourne.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jul 1880, p1.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Jul 1930, p5S.
Last Edited11 Sep 2015