Herbert Boyd Falconer

M, #1954, b. 1871, d. 8 Jul 1965
Herbert Boyd Falconer
Birth*1871 Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia, #B16649/1871 [par William FALCONER & Agnes].1 
Marriage*26 Mar 1895Spouse: Elizabeth Anderson Little. St John's Church, Young, NSW, Australia, #M2049/1895.1
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Mar 1895FALCONER-LITTLE.-March 26, at St. John's Church of England, Young, N.S.W., by the Very Rev. Dean Pownall, H. B. Falconer, youngest son of Wm. Falconer, late of Cootamundra, to Elizabeth (Lilly) Little, second daugther of John Little, Young.2 
Occupation*1943 Manager Upper Beaconsfield Golf Club.3 
Widower15 Jun 1943Herbert Boyd Falconer became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Anderson Little.4 
BeaconhillsGolf*4 Aug 1947 Foundation Member of Beaconhills Country Golf Club - on first committee as Honorary Secretary (No 18 + 46.)5 
BeaconhillsGolf23 Jun 1948 It was resolved that apple orchard (approx 2 1/2 acres) be leased to H B Falconer for a term of three years from 1/7/48 at a rental of £2/-/- per annum.6 
BeaconhillsGolf14 Feb 1949 House Committee Report: Cows: There are at present on the Club's property three cows which are said to belong to Mr Falconer. The House Committee consider that two milking cows would be ample for Club requirements, and that this matter should receive attention as soon as finality is reached with Mr Falconer.
Bus Service - Parcels: The House Committee are arranging for a written agreement with Mr Falconer, the proprietor of the bus service for a weekly rate of 4/- for carrying all parcels addressed to the club from the Railway Station to the Clubhouse.7 
BeaconhillsGolf21 Mar 1949 Cows: Decided that the Club does not desire to purchase Mr Falconer's cows and that he be requested to remove them.
Huts: Mr Falconer is to be asked to confirm in writing his previous advices as to ownership.8 
BeaconhillsGolf11 Apr 1949 Apple Orchard: Reported that Mr Falconer claims to be the lessee of the property for three years. No further action to be taken.9 
BeaconhillsGolf11 Jul 1949 Correspondence H B Falconer: Resignation of H B Falconer was read to the meeting and Membership terminated. The Committee will give consideration to readmission at a later date if proper application made.10 
Death*8 Jul 1965 St Leonards, NSW, Australia, #D26865/1965 [par William FALCONER & Margaret].1,11,12 
Death-Notice*12 Jul 1965FALCONER Herbert Boyd. — On July 8, at a private hospital, Mosman, N.S.W., of 69 Belgrave St Cremorne, N.S.W., dearly loved husband of the late Elizabeth Anderson Falconer and the dearly loved father of Doris (Mrs A. E. Weymark), Nita (Mrs N. Howard) and Wilmot, in his 94th year. At rest.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193632 Queens Road, South Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: insurance manager. With Elizabeth Anderson Falconer.14
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Elizabeth Anderson Falconer.15
1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager.16
1954367 Toorak Road, South Yarra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation.17

Grave

  • Sec 14 Select Row 1 (Anglican), Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia, "our beloved Dad"18

Family

Elizabeth Anderson Little b. 1873, d. 15 Jun 1943
Child 1.Nita Phyllis Falconer1 b. 1899, d. 1986

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jan 1901, TUMUT. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
    On the 14th mst. a sad and peculiar accident happened to little Dorris Falconer, five years, daughter of Mr H. B. Falconer, of Wynyard-street, fruiterer. The little one in charge of a nursegirl went for a walk by the river side, and the latter sat down in the cool beneath the unbrageous foliage of a willow below All Saints' Church. The nursegirl clambered into the tree, and the limb she was on broke, and the girl and limb fell on the unhappy child, breaking her right leg below the knee and severely bruising the other. The screams of the child brought Mrs. M'Glynn to the rescue, and she conveyed the sufferer in a perambulator to her home. Dr. Mason was called in and set the limb. Unfortunately it proved to be a compound fracture. The poor child stood the setting remarkably well for her years, and I am happy to say is now progressing favorably.19
  • 22 Feb 1933, Wasted Years
    HERBERT FALCONER, Kingston Heath and Albert Park (Vic.) lefthander, and an oracle on the Rules of Golf, turned in the best round of his golfing life at Kingston Heath on Saturday. From the 8 mark he was 6 up on par, representing a stroke round of 78, one over official par. He recorded only one minus. For the outward nine holes he made not one mistake, and was only 37 against par 39. Falconer's greatest regret is that he had reached the half-century before he was introduced to golf. 'When I think," says Herbert, "of the years I wasted trying to pick winners when I could have been playing this golf game, I feel like inviting some one to kick me."
    Falconer was the driving force behind the conversion of the Albert Park course to 18 holes. If ever an open meeting is carried out without his name being on the list, the entry is not complete.20
  • 12 Nov 1941, Golfers desirous of putting in a pleasant round or two in ideal surroundings, are reminded that the Cranbourne and Pakenham clubs are holding an Open Golf tournament on the picturesque Beaconhills links at Upper Beaconsfield, on Saturday, Nov. 22nd., the proceeds going to Red Cross funds. Luncheon and afternoon tea will be available, and the tournament will conclude with a dance at night. Entry forms and further particulars can be obtained from Mr H. B. Falconer, manager of the Beaconhills links, Upper Beaconsfield. Fourteen distrcits are sponsoring the effort, the object of which is to raise sufficient to adopt at least two prisoners of war.21
  • 24 Feb 1945, Indefatigable Sportsman
    HERBERT B. FALCONER, indefatigable sportsman, has acquired a new distinction. He has become a great-grandfather. It happened recently when his daughter's daughter, Mrs Ross Wilson, of Sydney, presented him with a great-grandson.
    "Herbie" (to hundreds of Australian golfers) has other trophies. On his mantelshelf at Beaconhills is a cricket ball with which, so the silver shield avers, he secured a "hat trick" and one extra with five balls when playing for Paddington against Glebe some 35 years ago. As far back as 1907 he was the club's secretary and played second grade for Paddington with Trumper and Noble. He got as many as 48 wickets in one season, with an average of 10.5. He concentrated on batting and rose from ninth-in to first-down, averaging 30 in his best season.
    It is as a golf enthusiast that Herbert Falconer is best known, although he didn't play till he was 25 years past the age at which most good golfers reach their top. At 53 he joined Kingston Heath and Albert Park and "by packing five years golf into two" as he puts it, he got his handicap down to 9 and 8 respectively. At Albert Park he was honorary secretary for six years (succeeding Charlie Champion); manager for two years and gave immense impetus to the club. He drew the plans for the 18 holes course and supervised their construction. He established in Victoria the stableford system of scoring (after reading about it in Jack Dillon's note book) and solved the problem of congestion in club competitions by introducing the system of playing in threes.
    Now, in his great-grandfatherhood, Herbert Falconer is managing the Beaconhills golf course.22
  • 30 Oct 1951, RID MCG OF BLACK SOIL. Grading urged for Olympics
    An 80-year-old turf expert says the MCG should be cleared of black soil if it is regraded to Olympic standards. He says regrading would not affect it as a cricket ground. The expert is Mr Herbert Falconer, secretary of the Paddington Cricket Club, Sydney, when Trumper and Noble were in the team.
    Mr Falconer built the Albert Park and Beaconhills golf courses.
    He inspected the ground today with 72 - year - old builder, drainage specialist and MCC member, Mr G. S. Gay, and the curator, Mr Bill Vanthoff.
    "Vicious soil"
    Afterwards Mr Falconer said: "The MCG Trustees should grip this opportunity to get rid of the vicious Merri Creek black soil covering the ground. "For years the MCC has dressed the whole ground with this black soil. "It should have used it only for the wicket area. "The black soil now averages three to four feet deep."
    "A granulated, loamy soil does not crack to let the air in. Water drains through it, instead of over it."
    Mr Falconer said the new MCG surface should be replanted with New Zealand Brown Top in place of the half dozen grasses now used, "Then we would have the world's best cricket ground," he said. The MCG actually slopes in two directions — 7½ ft. from north-west to south east, and six ft. from north to south. It has a three inch rise in the wicket area.23

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thu 28 Mar 1895, p1.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jun 1943 p3.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D5830/1943 born St Kilda."
  5. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Inaugural Meeting held at the offices of Australian Glass Manufacturers' Co Pty Ltd, 420 Spencer Street, Melbourne on 4 Aug 1947.
  6. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Committee Meeting 23 Jun 1948.
  7. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Committee Minutes 14 Feb 1949.
  8. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Committee Minutes 21 Mar 1949.
  9. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Committee Minutes 11 Apr 1949.
  10. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Committee Minutes 11 Jul 1949.
  11. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, vcuskelly.
  12. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, tutu19 - par William Charles FALCONER & Margaret Letitia DALEY.
  13. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 12 Jul 1965, p14.
  14. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  15. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  16. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "to Balwyn Sep 1949."
  17. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  18. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Sydney, Australia, Cemetery Headstone Transcriptions, 1837-2003 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938), Fri 25 Jan 1901, p16
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128560879
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Referee (Sydney, NSW), 22 Feb 1933, p12.
  21. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 12 Nov 1941, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214605842."
  22. [S14] Newspaper - Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954), Sat 24 Feb 1945, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189779647
  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Tue 30 Oct 1951, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article247838323
Last Edited23 Jun 2018

Elizabeth Anderson Little

F, #1955, b. 1873, d. 15 Jun 1943
Married NameFalconer. 
Birth*1873 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B8460 [par John LITTLE & Margaret Fleming McDonald ANDERSON].1 
Marriage*26 Mar 1895Spouse: Herbert Boyd Falconer. St John's Church, Young, NSW, Australia, #M2049/1895.2
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Mar 1895FALCONER-LITTLE.-March 26, at St. John's Church of England, Young, N.S.W., by the Very Rev. Dean Pownall, H. B. Falconer, youngest son of Wm. Falconer, late of Cootamundra, to Elizabeth (Lilly) Little, second daugther of John Little, Young.3 
Death*15 Jun 1943 Private Hospital, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D5830 (Age 68) [par John LITTLE & Margaret ANDERSON].4 
Death-Notice*16 Jun 1943FALCONER.—On June 15, at private hospital, Melbourne, Elizabeth A. (Lillie), dearly beloved wife of Herbert Boyd Falconer, of Upper Beaconsfield, and loving mother of Doris (Mrs. A. E. Weymark), Wilmot, and Nita (Mrs. Norwood Howard).
FALCONER. - The Funeral of the late Mrs. ELIZABETH A. FALCONER will leave Sleight's Chapel, St. Kilda road, Melbourne, THIS DAY (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for the Springvale Crematorium.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193632 Queens Road, South Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Herbert Boyd Falconer.6
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Herbert Boyd Falconer.7

Family

Herbert Boyd Falconer b. 1871, d. 8 Jul 1965
Child 1.Nita Phyllis Falconer2 b. 1899, d. 1986

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jun 1943, MRS ELIZABETH A. FALCONER
    The death occurred in a private hospital in Melbourne yesterday of Mrs Elizabeth A. Falconer, wife of Mr Herbert Boyd Falconer, manager of Upper Beaconsfield Golf Club and former manager of Albert Park Golf Club. The funeral will leave Sleight's chapel, St Kilda rd, Melbourne, at 2pm today for Springvale Crematorium.8

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#B8460/1873."
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Thu 28 Mar 1895, p1.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D5830/1943 born St Kilda."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jun 1943 p2.
  6. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  7. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jun 1943 p3.
Last Edited27 May 2018

Thomas Jacques Martin

M, #1956, b. 19 May 1839, d. 26 Jun 1896
Father*Thomas Martin b. 1810, d. 4 Jun 1855
Mother*Eliza Jacques b. 17 Mar 1812, d. 5 Aug 1884
Note* Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited
The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited (CML) was launched in 1873. Melbourne was by then a city transformed by gold and there were strong aspirations to form cooperative organisations based on mutual benefit. T. Jaques Martin was the Society's founder and first General Manager, and Sir Redmund Barry the first President.
The new Society had its headquarters at 419 Collins Street, and by the end of 1874 had established offices in all other capital cities in the Australian colonies. Attention then turned to overseas and CML branches were established in Fiji (1876), South Africa (1883) and New Zealand (1884). In 1886, CML became the first of the Australian life offices to commence operations in the United Kingdom.
The Society survived recessions and depressions and grew steadily, such that by the 1920s it had outgrown its old premises. It purchased the Equitable Building, then the best known commercial building in Melbourne, in 1923. Soon after, it pioneered the system of payroll deductions for paying insurance premiums.
By the late 1950s, the Company's expansion had once again led to its headquarters becoming inadequate, so a decision was made to demolish and rebuild on site. Appreciating the significance of the building however, CML published both a booklet on its history and an album of photographs. CML continued to diversify its business, moving into the general insurance field then, in 1980, forming a permanent building society as a subsidiary. In the 1990s it extended its activities into Southeast Asia.
The company demutualised in 1996, was listed on the Stock Exchange in 1997, then merged with the Commonwealth Bank in 2000. Material in the CML archives was distributed between the Commonwealth Bank, Melbourne University and Museum Victoria.1 
Birth*19 May 1839 Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Jun Q [West Derby] 20 921
Christening 12 Jun 1839 - Everton, Lancashire.2,3
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1854 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia.
 
Land-UBeac*8 Apr 1879Thomas Jacques Martin selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-1. 19a 3r 32p (20a) - Selected by T J MARTIN on 8 Apr 1879 - Sale 5058, upset £1/ac, value £80.4,5 
Land-UBeac*8 Apr 1879 GEM-D-5. Transfer from Eliza Martin to Thomas Jacques Martin. 19a 3r 12p.6 
Land-UBeac*8 Apr 1879 GEM-D-6. Transfer from Eliza Ann 'Bessie' Martin to Thomas Jacques Martin. 19a 2r 39p.7 
Land-UBeac*6 May 1884 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to George Britton Halford, William Elms, George Frederick Brind, Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett, William Henry Goff. 1a 0r 20p - transfer to new owners as Trustees. This was a gift from T J Martin to the trustees.8,9 
Land-UBeac*2 Apr 1889 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 5.18). Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to Henry George Swallow. Lots 5 + 18.10 
Land-UBeac*12 Nov 1889 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to Thomas James Crouch.11 
Land-Note*12 Nov 1889 GEM-D-5: Creation of Easement for Thomas James Crouch (C.O. 1830 18 Mar 1897.)12 
Land-UBeac*14 Nov 1889 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 32.37). Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to Robert George Haig. Lots 32 + 37.13 
Land-Note*14 Nov 1889 GEM-D-5: Creation of Easement for Robert George Haig (C.O. 1830 18 Mar 1897.)14 
Land-UBeac*12 Sep 1890 GEM-D-20.21. Transfer from Sophia De Beer to Thomas Jacques Martin Alexander Karley Warden. 18a 3r 39p + 19a 0r 15p.15 
Land-Note*28 Apr 1891 GEM-D-20: T J Martin is now sole proprietor.16 
Land-Note28 Apr 1891 GEM-D-21: A H Warden is now sole proprietor.17 
Land-UBeac14 May 1891 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 21.33.34.36). Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to John Milne. 1a 0r 28 3/10p.18 
Death*26 Jun 1896 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D7858 (age 57) [par Thomas MARTIN & Eliza JACQUES].19 
Death-Notice*29 Jun 1896MARTIN -On the 26th inst, at Yamba, Esplanade, St Kilda, Thomas Jaques Martin.
MARTIN-The Friends of the late Mr T JAQUES MARTIN are informed that his remains will be interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, Yamba, Esplanade, St. Kilda, THIS DAY (Monday, 29th inst), at 2 o'clock passing over Prince's-bridge at a quarter to 3 o'clock.20 
Land-UBeac12 Dec 1896 GEM-D-20. Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to Eliza Ann 'Bessie' Martin. Proprietor as executor of T J Martin's will.21 
Land-UBeac12 Dec 1896 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (balance). Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to Eliza Ann 'Bessie' Martin. Proprietor as executor of T J Martin's will.22 
Land-UBeac12 Dec 1896 GEM-D-5. Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to Eliza Ann 'Bessie' Martin. Proprietor as executor of T J Martin's will.23 
Land-UBeac12 Dec 1896 GEM-D-6. Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to Eliza Ann 'Bessie' Martin. 19a 2r 39p - proprietor as executor of T J Martin's will.24 
Probate (Will)*13 Jan 1897 63/053. At the time of his death had freehold GEM-D-20 (C/T 1120-988), Parish of Gembrook, and other pieces of real estate in other locations. Heavily mortgaged = Estate insolvent.
111/697 Probate of his sister (28 May 1909 Admin) Mary Jane MARTIN states that T J MARTIN's estate was insolvent.25 
Land-Note*23 Feb 1897 Eliza Martin of "Yamba" Esplanade St Kilda is registered as proprietor of the balance described within as executrix to whom probate of the will of Thomas Jacques Martin has been granted.26 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Hampton Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England(Head of Household) Thomas Martin;
Age 11 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Eliza Martin, Eliza Ann 'Bessie' Martin, Mary Jane 'Dillie' Martin, Amelia Georgina 'La' Martin27

Grave

  • Church of England Section L 187 / Y 608, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, East: To the memory of Thomas MARTIN merchant late of Edge Hill, Liverpool, England who died 4 Jun 1855, age 45 years and his wife Eliza MARTIN who died 5 Aug 1884 age 72 years also their eldest son Thomas Jaques MARTIN who died 26 Jun 1896 and their second daughter Mary Jane MARTIN ("Dillie") who died 16 Jun 1897 also their eldest daughter Eliza Ann ("Bessie") who died 16 Dec 1908 also their youngest daughter Amelia Georgiana ("La") who died 17 Jul 1919.28

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Feb 1878, The following additions to the commission of the peace are gazetted ... Within the Central Bailiwick ... Thomas Jacques Martin, St Kilda.29
  • 9 Sep 1878, The Colonial Mutual Assurance Society, limited, of Melbourne, seems to have incurred a heavy penalty by an omission to register. The Argus states that the society was proceeded against in the District Police Court, on Thursday, for default, in having failed to forward to the Registrar-General, after the last general meeting of the company, a register of the list of shareholders in the company. The information was sworn at the instance of Alfred Bishop, of 4 Albert-street, Richmond, accountant, and is laid under the 24th Section of the Companies Statute 1864, which provides that any public company having a capital divided into shares shall, within the fourteenth day succeeding the date on which an ordinary general meeting is held, forward to the Registrar-General once at least in every six months a register of the shareholders, together with their addresses and occupations, as well as the number of shares held by them. A general meeting of the company was held on the 4th January last, and it is alleged that as the list of shareholders was not sent to the Registrar-General, as specified by the Act, the company have continued in default for 211 days. The penalty for non-compliance with the provisions of the Act is £5 for every day during which such default continues, and Mr. Thomas Jacques Martin, the manager of the company, is charged in the information with having unlawfully, knowingly, and wilfully authorised or permitted such default, contrary to the provisions of the Companies Statute. Informations have also been filed against the directors of the company, namely, the Rev. Henry Plow Kane, Alfred Thomas Clarke, and Francis Edis Beaver, who are also liable to a similar penalty. Mr. G. H. F. Webb, who has been appointed to conduct the case for the prosecution, applied for an adjournment, in order to obtain the attendance of Dr. Dobson, who has been instructed to appear for the defendants. The application was granted.30
  • 8 Jul 1882, COLONIAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY.
    The report goes on to congratulate the members on the return of the general manager, Mr. Thomas Jacques Martin, who has been to Europe in search of health, and who has devoted much of his time while absent in adding to his already extensive fund of insurance knowledge. Mr. Alfred Chandler (his locum tenens during his absence) returns to Sydney to resume the charge of the important New South Wales offices.31
  • 12 Aug 1884, Mr. Justice Holroyd gave judgment yesterday on an application made on behalf of the Equitable Insurance Company of New York to remove from the register of copyrights an entry of Mr. Thomas Jacques Martin as proprietor of an engraving. The engraving is the one used by the Colonial Mutual Insurance Company on their prospectuses, policies, &c. The Equitable Company use a somewhat similar engraving, and shortly after they commenced business here published circulars headed by the engraving. Mr. Martin complained of this as a breach of his copyright, whereupon the Equitable Company took steps to have his name struck off the registry, on the ground that his engraving was not original, and that a similar one had been used by the Equitable Company in America and in Europe before Mr Martin s design was registered. His Honour thought that the equitable Company had established their case, and made the order they asked; but as he had some doubts about the law, he suggested that there should be an appeal to the Full Court.32
  • 20 Apr 1886, T. Jacques Martin has been appointed consul for Portugal.33
  • 26 Jun 1886, APPOINTMENTS. The appointment is recognised of Mr. Thomas P. Fallon of Melbourne, to act as Colombian Consul General for the Australasian colonies, and of Mr. Thomas Jacques Martin, of Melbourne, as consul for Portugal, with consular jurisdiction over Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania.34
  • 3 Jul 1886, Colonial Mutual Society.
    LONDON, July 1,—Mr. T. Jacques Martin, general manager of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society, limited, in Melbourne, has been appointed temporary manager of the London branch, which was opened yesterday.35
  • 8 May 1888, JAN JUC.—Joseph Henry Grey applied, under the 32nd Section of the Act of 1884, for 122a 0r 10p. There was no opposition, and the application was recommended. The following applications under the same section were recommended to be granted:—Thomas Jaques Martin, 980 acres; Eliza Ann Martin, 850 acres ; Mary Jane Martin, 659 acres; Amelia Georgiana Martin, 670 acres ;36
  • 29 Jun 1896, DEATH OF MR. T. JAQUES MARTIN
    Mr T Jaques Martin, whose name is more prominently identified with insurance matters than any other man in Australia, died suddenly at his residence late on Friday night.
    Mr Martin, who lately paid a visit to Mildura with the Parliamentary commission, caught a cold on the trip, and this developed into pneumonia with rapidly fatal results. Mr Martin, who was born in 1839, was the son of a Liverpool merchant, and came to Melbourne in 1854, being first connected with the Northern Insurance Company. He afterwards joined the old Australasian Insurance Company, and was soon afterwards appointed agent in Victoria for the London and Lancashire Company. In 1866 he resigned this appointment and started the Southern Insurance Company. The two companies, however, with which his name is most prominently associated are the Australian Widows' Fund and the Colonial Mutual, the first of these founded in 1873. As general manager of the Colonial Mutual, a position held by him up to the time of his death, Mr. Martin visited England in 1884 to establish the company there, and was successful in his mission, the company being the only Australian institution of the kind carrying on business at home.
    Mr. Martin was also chairman of the Colonial Mutual Fire Insurance Company, which he started, and his opinion on insurance matters carried weight all through Australia. The only public position of importance he filled was that of consul for Portugal. The late Mr Martin was a bachelor, and lived with his sister at Yamba, the Esplanade, St. Kilda, whence the funeral starts at half-past 2 to-day for the Melbourne General Cemetery.37
  • 30 Jun 1896, The funeral of Mr T. Jaques Martin took place yesterday, and was largely attended by the business men of the city. The interment took place in the Melbourne General Cemetery the Rev A Toomath, Church of England chaplain, reading, the burial service. The pall bearers were Messrs Henry Henty, George Withers, Leslie J Park, W L Jack, W Essington King, and A T Crombie. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr B Matthews, South Yarra.38
  • 10 Apr 1911, Mr. Melville, in responding, spoke of the honor which he felt at being associated with such a prosperious and progressive society as the Colonial Mutual. The great record established during the past 13 months must have thrilled them all with pride. Dipping into the history of the society, he said the Colonial Mutual and the Colonial Fire Insurance Companies stood as monuments to the memory of the late Mr. T. Jacques Martin, who established those institutions, and other financial concerns, through his indomitable pluck and foresight. The Colonial Mutual had gone along steadily until it had risen to a leading position among all similar societies of the world. Since the industrial and accident departments had been initiated a record had been established that could not be beaten either in Australasia or any other part of the British Empire.39
  • 21 Apr 1948, Assurance Anniversary—Colonial Mutual Now 75 Years Old
    Days when bricks cost 19/ a thousand and skilled labor 6/6 a day are recalled by the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society in a brochure celebrating its 75th year of establishment.
    Founded in 1873 by the late T. Jaques Martin, the
    society today ranks as one of Australia's largest mutual life offices, with Empire-wide connections.
    In competition with eight other offices, business began simultaneously in five colonies, including South Australia, in 1874, and an income of
    £5,000 bad been built up in the first year. Last year
    this figure had grown to over £8,000,000, total funds had risen to £45,000,000, while annual payments to policy-holders are more than £3,000,000. Rapid growth characterised the early years and in 1883 the business was extended to South Africa, in 1884 to New Zealand, and in 1886 to Great Britain. Business outside the Commonwealth now accounts for a substantial part of new policies written, total new sums assured in 1947 being distributed as follows:—
    NEW ORDINARY BUSINESS. 1947
    Victoria £5.298.000
    New South Wales 2,888,000
    South Australia 1,308,000
    Qneensland (1946) 1,143,000
    Western Australia 1,111,000
    Tasmania 237,000
    New Zealand 3,047,000
    United Kingdom 6,910,000
    South Africa 6.015.000
    A feature of the society's development is that it was the first Australian office to transact business to Great Britain, where other Commonwealth offices have since followed suit.
    It was also the pioneer of the System of group assurance in Australia—a system which combines the convenience of weekly "industrial" payments with the improved benefits available under ordinary department policies.
    Mr. C. B. Hearn is general manager.40

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://museumvictoria.com.au/colonial/mutual_life.asp
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
    Place: Everton, Lancashire, England; Collection: St Augustine; -; Date Range: 1830 - 1839; Film Number: 1468977.
  3. [S9] GRO.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3650 551/49 THOMAS JAQUES MARTIN PAKENHAM 1 D 19--3--32. 1877 - 1879.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Thomas Jacques Martin of Melbourne - changed on title to 20a.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-539 - Thomas Jaques Martin of Melbourne.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Thomas Jacques Martin of Melbourne.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Thomas Jacques Martin to George Britton Halford, Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett, George Frederick Brind, William Elms, William Henry Goff all of Melbourne Gentlemen - C/T 1565-907.
  9. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2998 School Building File. Letter from W H Goff to the Education Department, 15 May 1889.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Thomas Jacques Martin to Henry George Swallow of Berwick Baker - C/T 2136-114.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Thomas Jacques Martin to Thomas James Crouch of Chancery Lane Melbourne, Surveyor - C/T 2210-932.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-539 - Thomas Jaques Martin to Thomas James Crouch - Creation of Easement (no further information, may be creation of Brisbane Road).
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Thomas Jacques Martin to Robert George Haig of Market Street Melbourne Merchant - C/T 2210-933.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-539 - Thomas Jaques Martin to Robert George Haig - Creation of Easement (no further information, may be creation of Brisbane Road).
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-988 and 989 - Thomas Jacques Martin of Collins Street Melbourne Insurance Agent and Alexander Karley Warden of La Trobe Street Melbourne Merchant.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-988 -Thomas Jacques Martin of Collins Street Melbourne Insurance Agent.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-989 - Alexander Karley Warden of Latrobe Street Melbourne Merchant.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Thomas Jacques Martin to John Milne of Beaconsfield Hotelkeeper- C/T 2350-861.
  19. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D7858 (age 57) [par Thomas MARTIN & Eliza JACQUES]."
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jun 1896 p1.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-988 - Thomas Jacques Martin died on 26 Jun 1896 - Eliza Ann Martin of 'Yamba' Esplanade St Kilda Spinster registered as proprietor as executrix.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Thomas Jacques Martin died on 26 Jun 1896 - Eliza Ann Martin of 'Yamba' Esplanade St Kilda Spinster registered as proprietor as executrix.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-539 - Thomas Jacques Martin died on 26 Jun 1896 - Eliza Ann Martin of 'Yamba' Esplanade St Kilda Spinster registered as proprietor as executrix.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Thomas Jacques Martin died on 26 Jun 1896 - Eliza Ann Martin of 'Yamba' Esplanade St Kilda Spinster registered as proprietor as executrix.
  25. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 63/053 granted to his sister Eliza Ann MARTIN. 111/697 Probate of his sister (28 May 1909 Admin) Mary Jane MARTIN states that T J MARTIN's estate was insolvent.
  26. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-605 - Eliza Martin of "Yamba" Esplanade St Kilda is registered as proprietor of the balance described within as executrix to whom probate of the will of Thomas Jacques Martin has been granted.
  27. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2175; Folio: 264; Page: 31; GSU roll: 87168."
  28. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "(Memorial only for Thomas, Eliza and Thomas Jaques - buried in C of E section L grave 187)."
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 16 Feb 1878, p5.
  30. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Mon 9 Sep 1878, p3.
  31. [S14] Newspaper - The Bega Standard and Candelo, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Wolumla, and General Advertiser (NSW : 1876 - 1884), Sat 8 Jul 1882, p4.
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 12 Aug 1884, p5.
  33. [S14] Newspaper - Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle (Vic), 20 Apr 1886, p2.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - South Australian Weekly Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1881 - 1889), Sat 26 Jun 1886, p3.
  35. [S14] Newspaper - Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), Sat 3 Jul 1886, p11.
  36. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), Tue 8 May 1888, p3.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jun 1896 p6.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jun 1896 p5.
  39. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide), 10 Apr 1911, p7.
  40. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), Wed 21 Apr 1948, p4.
Last Edited24 Apr 2017

George Wilson Martin

M, #1957, b. Jun 1871, d. 16 Feb 1943
George Wilson MARTIN
in 1920
Father*Henry Wilson Martin b. 15 Jul 1837, d. 25 Apr 1916
Mother*Emma Mould b. 1837
Probate (Will)* No probate found.1 
Related* Charles Roper Martin Charles Roper MARTIN was the uncle of George Wilson MARTIN. 
Birth*Jun 1871 Tottenham, Middlesex, England, Jun Q [Edmonton] 3a 198.2,3 
Christening25 Oct 1874 Southgate St Michael at Bowes, Enfield, London, England, resident of Holly Cottage - baptised together with his brother Arthur Elliott.4
Note*1 May 1896 George Wilson Martin, sworn and examined.
419. To the Chairman.—I am a farmer, residing at West Gembrook, 3 miles from here: I have 570 acres leasehold. I lease it from my uncle, Captain Martin. I cultivate 20 acres; and have 30 acres under grass. I grow potatoes and oats. Last year I sent l5 tons of potatoes to Melbourne ; it did not pay. I did not put many in this year on that account. I have to take it to Beaconsfield. I would promise to cultivate 100 acres if there were a railway near. The price we would obtain in Melbourne would then pay. It is all eaten up in cartage now to Beaconsfield. I average about 10s. per ton for carting from my place to the station. If a railway were here I should have it within a mile of my place. If there were a line from my place to Fern Tree Gully it would not cost more than half. Prices were very low last year. The line from Fern Tree Gully to Gembrook almost touches the boundary of my place within half-a-mile of the house.
420. To Mr. Harris.—The absence of railway communication has been the cause of my not cultivating more and the cause of my leaving. I could not get a living. I am running young cattle on the remainder of the land. There is better timber and land on the Fern Tree Gully line than on the Beaconsfield; it would be more to my interest for it to come from Beaconsfield, but I would rather see it from Fern Tree Gully as the best national line.
421. To Mr. Burton.—I am about 13 miles from the nearest railway station. My guarantee as to cultivation would be subject to my tenancy of the land; my lease is a provisional one; I have it at present for 5 years, with the option of taking it for a long term. I think my uncle would give any guarantee as to assisting the line that Mr. Crichton gave.
The witness withdrew.5 
Marriage*28 Apr 1900Spouse: Mary Jane Walker. Kooyong-road, Malvern, VIC, Australia, #M3618.6,7
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jun 1900MARTIN--WALKER. -On the 28th April, at Kooyong-road, Malvern, by the Rev James Wilson, George Wilson, second son of Henry Wilson Martin, of Falcon-square and Woodside-park, London, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Alexander Russell Walker, of Latrobe-street, Melbourne.8 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Nov 1907 PAK-74. Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke. 31a 1r 7p.9 
Land-Note*a 16 Nov 1907 PAK-74 l/p 5014: subdivided the land into many lots, known as Quambi Estate.10 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac11 Sep 1908 PAK-74 l/p 5014. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to William Shadbolt. Creation of Easement to gain access to his property PAK-59C, the easement is now Myrtle Grove.11 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac4 May 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Alexander Elder Maxwell. Transfer No 594092 - pt Lot 1?12 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac4 May 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014 594093. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Samuel Barnett.13 
Land-UBeac24 Jul 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014 600245. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne Edmund Thomas Luke to George Wilson Martin.14 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac24 Jul 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014 600246. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to James Nicholas Buzolich.15 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac10 Sep 1909 PAK-74 l/p 5014 603916. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Maud Ellen Mary Johnson.16 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1910 PAK-222. Transfer from Anne Elizabeth Robertson to George Wilson Martin. 19a 3r 4p.17 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1910 PAK-223 (part). Transfer from Anne Elizabeth Robertson to George Wilson Martin. 9a 0r 3p.18 
Land-UBeac*25 Oct 1910 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lots 48.49). Transfer from Anne Elizabeth Robertson to George Wilson Martin. 8a 3r 31p.19 
Land-Note25 Oct 1910 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lots 48.49) PAK-222.224 (part): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, Thomas Robert Burrows, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 11 Apr 1912. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.20 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac8 Nov 1910 PAK-74 l/p 5014 635795. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to May Davy. Pt Lot 4?21 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac8 Nov 1910 PAK-74 l/p 5014 635796. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Charles Percival Blott. Transfer 635796.22 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac16 Nov 1910 PAK-74 l/p 5014 636540. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to William Button Hailes. Transfer 636540.23 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac29 May 1911 PAK-74 l/p 5014 651680. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Thomas Frederick Barnett. Transfer 651680.24 
Land-UBeac*20 Sep 1911 PAK-119. Transfer from Robert Sparrow Smythe to George Wilson Martin. 19a 3p 3r.25 
Land-UBeac4 Oct 1911 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lots 48.49). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Sir George Hodges Knox. 8a 3r 31p.26,27 
Land-UBeac4 Oct 1911 PAK-223 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Sir George Hodges Knox. 9a 0r 3p.28 
Land-UBeac4 Oct 1911 PAK-222. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Sir George Hodges Knox. 19a 3r 4p.29 
Book1912Victorian Tourist Bureau Guide Book: Within 3 miles of the railway station, (Beaconsfield) on the hills, a vacation or week-end camping ground has been laid out, and christened "Quamby" (the booklet says this is "the aboriginal name for camp"). The main road to the farther heights beyond runs right past the allotments into which the reserve has been subdivided, and by means of passing coaches it is an easy matter to get to and from the station.
The allotments are being rapidly disposed of to those anxious to obtain at small expense a spot in the bush among the hills, whereon to pitch a holiday tent and enjoy a restful and unconventional vacation.
Fresh water is available, and facilities for preparing meals are provided in a centrally erected building.30 
Land-UBeac*14 Feb 1912 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 32.37). Transfer from Colonial Bank of Australasia Ltd to George Wilson Martin.31 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac7 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 686227+228. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Thomas Jones Chia. Transfer 686227 + 686228 pt Lot 2 + 3.32 
Land-UBeac26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687884. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne Edmund Thomas Luke to George Wilson Martin. Transfer 687884 pt Lot 3 + 4.33 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687885. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Edward Odgers. Transfer 687885 (pt Lot 4.)34 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687886. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to William James Conquest. Transfer 687886 (pt Lot 1 + 4.)35 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687887. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Florence Lilian Kettle. Transfer 687887.36 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac26 Jun 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 687888. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Thomas Edward Mathews. Transfer 687888 pt lot 7.37 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac9 Aug 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 692188. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Frank Garnet Bullock. Pt Lot 4.38 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac9 Aug 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Charles Keys. Transfer 692187 - sold for £12.10.0.39,40 
Land-UBeac*3 Sep 1912 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston to George Wilson Martin.41 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Sep 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 692186. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Mamie Isabelle Prosser.42 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac24 Sep 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696089. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Annie Maud Latham. Part Lot 9.43 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac24 Sep 1912 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696091. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Amy Petrie Reeve. Pt Lot 2.44 
Residence*Oct 1912 Clovelly, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, property title for GEM-D-1. 
Land-UBeac3 Oct 1912 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (balance). Transfer from The City of Melbourne Bank Ltd to George Wilson Martin. 14a 3r 31p.45 
Land-UBeac*24 Oct 1912 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 33.34.36). Transfer from Ann Milne to George Wilson Martin.46 
Land-Note4 Nov 1912 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (balance): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, Thomas Robert Burrows, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.47 
Land-Note4 Nov 1912 PAK-119: Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, Thomas Robert Burrows James, Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 29 Jan 1913. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.48 
Land-Note4 Nov 1912 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 11.32.33.34.36.37): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, Thomas Robert Burrows, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 25 Jun 1914. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.49 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac13 Jan 1913 PAK-74 l/p 5014 696090. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Lucy Maud Tanner. Pt lot 3.50 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac17 Jan 1913 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36. Transfer from Elizabeth Somers to Mary Jane Martin George Wilson Martin. 2a 0r 30 5/10p. A contract of sale dated 17 Jan 1913 between Elizabeth Somers and Mary Jane Martin entered in the record book No 335733. Purchase price £500. A Certificate of title was issued to Elizabeth Somers on 7 Nov 1914. When the purchase money was fully paid the title was transferred to George Wilson Martin. Memo: The second encumbrance notified above has ceased to affect 29th January 1915.51,52 
Land-UBeac*29 Jan 1913 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 1-4). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to James Hopkins. 1a 31 6/10p.53 
Land-UBeac*31 Jan 1913 PAK-119. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Sir George Hodges Knox. 19a 3p 3r.54 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac29 Nov 1913 PAK-74 l/p 5014 731729. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Albert John Gleed. Part lot 7.55 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac29 Nov 1913 PAK-74 l/p 5014 731728. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Charles Mulso Compigne Chase. Part Lot 3.56 
Land-Note*3 Dec 1913 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part) 600245 + 687884: Mortgagee: The National Bank of Australasia Ltd. Mortgage 327692 - discharged 28 May 1919. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.57,58 
Land-UBeac*15 Jan 1914 GEM-D-44 (part). Transfer from Thomas William Henry Holmes to George Wilson Martin. 1a 3r 10p - Caveat lodged 18 Nov 1913.59 
Land-UBeac*26 Feb 1914 GEM-D-5. Transfer from George Henry Rogers to George Wilson Martin. 19a 3r 12p.60 
Land-Note26 Feb 1914 GEM-D-5.44 (part): Mortgagee: David Alexander Glenn - discharged 10 Jul 1919. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.61 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac6 Jul 1914 PAK-74 l/p 5014 752663. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Jane Elizabeth Cheeseman. 8a 27p.62 
Land-Note13 Aug 1914 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (balance): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 10 Jul 1919. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.63 
Land-Note13 Aug 1914 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 11.32.33.34.36.37): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 10 Jul 1919. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.64 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac20 Nov 1914 PAK-74 l/p 5014 764377. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Lucy Maud Tanner. 2 blocks 98'3" x 169' and 115' x 170.65
Land-Note29 Jan 1915 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36: Mortgagee: Emily Matthews. Mortgage No 343505 - discharged 23 Dec 1918. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.66 
Land-Note*1916 GEM-E-3D: In the Berwick Shire Rate Book George Wilson Martin is listed as owner of this property in 1916/17.67 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1916 GEM-D-6. Transfer from Alfred George Shorthouse to George Wilson Martin. 19a 2r 39p (took over Shorthouse's mortgages.)68 
Land-Note*13 Oct 1916 GEM-D-6: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 8 Sep 1920. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.69 
Land-Note30 Mar 1917 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36: Mortgagee: Emily Matthews. Mortgage No 368722 - discharged 23 Dec 1918. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.70 
Land-Note*21 Aug 1917 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461: surrender of easement.71 
Land-UBeac*27 Feb 1918 GEM-D-3 (part).D-4. Transfer from Duncan McLean Duncan Sydney McMahon to George Wilson Martin. 16a 9p 4/10p.72 
Land-Note29 May 1918 GEM-D-3 (part).D-4: Mortgagee: Emily Matthews. Mortgage for £450. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.73,74 
Land-Note29 May 1918 GEM-D-3 (part).D-4: Mortgagee: Lena Augusta Ziele. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.75 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac24 Sep 1918 PAK-74 l/p 5014 866073. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Samuel Barnett. Part lot 1.76 
S Bourke Morn Journ*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....
Also, at same time and place for convenience of sale, on account Mr Geo. W. Martin, who is leasing his Beaconsfield property, and relinquishing dairying and farming, without reserve 12 dairy cows (milkers and springers), 21 h p. petrol engine (L.H.C.), chaffcutter (Bancle), saw bench (Buncle), Doncaster spray pump, tip dray and harness, d.f plow, s.f. plow, 2 s.f. Syracuse plows, Massey Harris spring-tooth cultivator, Massey Harris disc cultivator, set harrows, scarifier, plow harness, waggon, buggy, buggy harness, bean and pea planter, iron pig trough, large iron copper, 2 separators, acetylene gasometer, spring cart, pigs, useful farm horse, sundries; also surplus furniture. Terms Cash. Alex. Scott and Co. Pty. Ltd., Jos. Clarke and Co., Dandenong, auctioneers in conjunction.77

 
Land-Note23 Dec 1918 GEM-D-3 (part).D-4: Mortgagee: Sarah Phillips and Caroline Eliza Phillips. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.78 
Land-Note23 Dec 1918 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36: Mortgagee: David Millar. Mortgage No 387257 - not discharged - mortgage as to part. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.79 
Land-Note23 Dec 1918 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36: Mortgagee: Helen Frances Sarah Jaffray and Mabel Harriet Jaffray. Mortgage No 387258 - not discharged - mortgage as to part. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.80 
Land-Note23 Dec 1918 GEM-D-3 (part).D-4: Mortgagee: Liela Estelle Paynter. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.81 
Land-Note23 Dec 1918 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36: Mortgagee: Emily Matthews. Mortgage No 387256 - not discharged (£500 - still owing when Emily Matthews died in 1922) - mortgage as to part. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.82,83 
Land-Note23 Dec 1918 GEM-D-3 (part).D-4: Mortgagee: James Ratu Thompson. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.84 
Land-Note23 Dec 1918 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36: Mortgagee: Mortgage No 387261 - not discharged. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.85 
Land-Note23 Jan 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461: surrender of easement.86 
Land-UBeac10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 32.33.34.36.37). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Jessie Eleanor King.87 
Land-UBeac10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 28-31.35.38.39). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Jessie Eleanor King.88 
Land-UBeac10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-44 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Jessie Eleanor King. Part and creation of easement (northern portion adjoining GEM-D-5.)89 
Land-UBeac*10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Jessie Eleanor King. Small triangular piece of land only between Brisbane Road and Gembrook Road.90 
Land-UBeac10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 7-10.12-16). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Lucie Emily Dupont.91 
Land-UBeac*10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Lucie Emily Dupont. Caveat No 49965 lodged on 26 Nov 1918.92 
Land-Note10 Jul 1919 GEM-D-1.5.44 (part): Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish and Joseph Alexander Thear - discharged 10 Jun 1921. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.93 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1919 GEM-D-10. Transfer from Margaret Hodge to George Wilson Martin. 19a 3r 25p.94 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac29 May 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 943220. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Harriette Speechley Ward. Pt Lot 3.95 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac14 Jun 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 945615. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to William Albert Ernest Reed.96 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Jun 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 946673. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to James Nicholas Buzolich.97 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Jun 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 946674. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to James Hall.98 
Land-Note*8 Sep 1920 GEM-D-6: Mortgagee: Mortgages from Henry Charles Alger and Margaret Clayton - force sale 31 Jul 1924. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.99 
Land-Note8 Sep 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 651680: Mortgagee: Mortgages from Henry Charles Alger and Margaret Clayton - discharged 9 Nov 1920. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.100 
Land-UBeac*8 Sep 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 651680. Transfer from Thomas Frederick Barnett to George Wilson Martin.101 
Land-UBeac*9 Nov 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Edith Laura Gibb. Transfer No 651680.102 
Land-UBeac22 Jun 1921 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Lucie Emily Dupont. Comprising of part of Halford Street and Brisbane Road.103 
Widower17 Jul 1921George Wilson Martin became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Jane Walker.6 
Land-Note14 Sep 1921 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part) 600245 + 687884: Memo No 56154 Copy Writ of Fieri Facias issued out of the Supreme Court at Melbourne in an action numbered 776 in the year 1921 A. P. Merrill, W. A. Morrison and L. S. Marks against George Wilson Martin served on 14 Sep 1921.104 
Land-UBeac*21 Oct 1921 GEM-D-44 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Jean Stewart Pinkerton. Part and creation of easement (southern portion adjoining Salisbury Road.)105 
Land-UBeac*21 Oct 1921 GEM-D-56.57 (part). Transfer from Walter Hugh Aitken to George Wilson Martin. 94a 1r 28p.106 
Land-UBeac*21 Oct 1921 GEM-D-56 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Alexander Gardner Pinkerton. 5a 1r.107 
Land-Note11 Nov 1921 GEM-D-44 (part): Mortgagee: Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen. Foreclosed - C/T 5101-040. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.108 
Land-Note*11 Nov 1921 GEM-D-5: Mortgagee: Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen. Foreclosed vide 5101-042 8 Dec 1925. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.109 
Land-Note11 Nov 1921 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (part): Mortgagee: Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen. Foreclosed as to balance - C/T 5101-040 - dated 8 Dec 1925. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.110 
Land-Note11 Nov 1921 GEM-D-56.57 (part): Mortgagee: Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen. Foreclosed vide 5101-041 8 Dec 1925. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.111 
Land-Note21 Apr 1922 GEM-D-5 (part): Transfer as to part (new Emerald Road.)112 
Land-UBeac*21 Apr 1922 GEM-D-6 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Country Roads Board. Transfer as to part for road (also runs through CA5.)113 
Land-UBeac*6 Sep 1922 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 24). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Isabella Burton.114 
Land-Note8 Sep 1922 GEM-D-10: GW Martin took out a mortgage from Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen - foreclosed 8 Dec 1925.115 
Marriage*1923Spouse: Alice Mary Renfree. VIC, Australia, #M10480.116
 
Land-Note17 Aug 1923 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part) 600245 + 687884: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Mortgage No 471340 - discharged 10 Oct 1947. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.117 
Land-UBeac*4 Feb 1924 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (about Lot 27). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Beatrice McCahon.118 
Land-UBeac10 Apr 1924 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (about Lots 25.26). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Beatrice McCahon.119 
Land-UBeac*31 Jul 1924 GEM-D-6. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Robert Allan Frederick William Werrett. Transfer by mortgagee.120 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1925 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen. 18a 0r 28p (foreclosed.)121 
Land-UBeac8 Dec 1925 GEM-D-56.57 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen. Foreclosed. 89a 28p.122 
Land-UBeac8 Dec 1925 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen. Foreclosed as to balance - C/T 5101-040 - dated 8 Dec 1925.123 
Land-UBeac8 Dec 1925 GEM-D-10. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen. 19a 3r 25p (foreclosed.)124 
Land-UBeac*6 Jan 1928 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Herman 'Mac' Roberts. 2a 0r 30 5/10p. This land is sold by mortgagee in three parts - consolidated. It is not stated which mortgagee forced the sale.125 
Land-Note7 Jun 1939 GEM-D-3 (part).D-4: New title issued 7 Jun 1939 - with the mortgages still current (none discharged). The property is subsequently sold by mortgagee - not listed which one.126 
Death*16 Feb 1943 Private Hospital, Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D1552 (Age 72) [par Henry Wilson MARTIN & Emma MOULE].127 
Death-Notice*19 Feb 1943MARTIN.—On February 16, at private hospital. Richmond, George Wilson, beloved husband of Alice Mary. (Privately Interred at Dromana Cemetery on February 18.)
MARTIN.—On February 16, at a private hospital, George Wilson, beloved father of Jean, and brother of Fredk. C. Martin. (Privately interred Dromana Cemetery on February 18.)128 
Land-UBeac*30 Jul 1945 GEM-D-3 (part).D-4. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to David MacDonald Percy Miles. 16a 9p 4/10p - The property is sold by mortgagee - not listed which one.129 
Land-UBeac*10 Oct 1947 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part) 600245 + 687884. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Edith Emily Watkins.130 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac8 Sep 1978 PAK-74 l/p 5014. Transfer from Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke to Shire of Pakenham. Remainder of land is compulsory acquired - reg 9 Feb 1979 - new titles issued C/T 9377-634 to 9377-647 also later titles C/T 9519-241, 9573-826 to 827, 9702-597, 9738-991, 9754-711, 9774-421, 9905-484, 10142-467, 10142-408, 10142-336 (up to 1993.)131 
Village Bell*Apr 1994The article reads: Hearsay History: Councillor George Wilson Martin was an estate agent and a shrewd man. He had a new road, “the granite road”, made along the hillside from Carpenter Road to Leppitt Road. The previous route was along Carpenter Road to the junction of Dickie’s Road, then down a precipitous slope to Leppitt Road, where the power lines now run.
In 1917/18 he had the present Emerald Road made from the foot of the village to “Faldinghurst”. He had a scheme, never
completed, for a road in a straight line from Emerald Road, near “Faldinghurst” along the line of the present McKenzie Road to join the road to Officer. The intention was to facilitate carriage of apples to Officer Station.132 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Holly Cottage, Finsbury Road, Tottenham, London, England(Head of Household) Henry Wilson Martin;
Age 3 months
Member(s) of Household: Emma Martin, Louisa Ellen Martin, Frederick Charles Martin133
3 Apr 18811 Holly Cottage, Finsbury Road, Tottenham, Middlesex, England(Head of Household) Henry Wilson Martin;
Age 10 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Emma Martin, Louisa Ellen Martin, Frederick Charles Martin, Alfred Elliott Martin, Frederick Martin134
5 Apr 18913 Pembroke Road, Hornsey, London, England(Head of Household) Henry Wilson Martin;
Age 20 - Warehouse Assistant (as Wilson G)
Member(s) of Household: Emma Martin, Louisa Ellen Martin, Alfred Elliott Martin, Percival Martin, Ethel Martin135
bt 1908 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Mary Jane Martin.136,137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145
193188 Koornang Road, Oakleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: valuer. With Alice Mary Martin.146
bt 1936 - 1937473 Bourke Street, Melbourne West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: valuator. With Alice Mary Martin.147,148
1942Pt Nepean Road, Rosebud, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Alice Mary Martin.149

Grave

  • Dromana Cemetery, Dromana, VIC, Australia150

Family

Mary Jane Walker b. 1869, d. 17 Jul 1921
Child 1.Jean Wilson Martin b. 1906, d. 10 Aug 1982

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Aug 1899, A vigorous election campaign is being conducted on behalf of the candidature of Mr. Geo. W. Martin, the central Gembrook and Beaconsfield nominee for the Berwick Shire Council. Mr. Martin addressed a meeting of rate payers at the local School-room on Friday evening last when he met with a cordial reception. In the course of an interesting address, he referred particularly to the present system of day-labor, as carried on by the Beaconsfield councillors; the sooner such a system came to an end the better-it was a byword and disgrace. The councillor more particularly responsible for this state of affairs would, he was sure, be the last man to tolerate, were it his own and not that of the unfortunate ratepayer's pocket that suffered. He (Mr. Martin) held it was a sacred trust reposed in each councillor—as the guardian of the ratepayers' money, to see that it was expended to the very best advantage. Beaconsfield representatives were false to this trust, as was witnessed by the work being carried on in their riding. If elected as their representative he would use his utmost endeavors to preserve their interests and work for the general welfare of the shire as a whole. Mr. Martin addresses meetings in the course of the next fortnight, at Officer and Gembrook North.151
  • 22 Aug 1900, Shire of Berwick. BEACONSFIELD RIDING. LADIES and Gentlemen T. CLEMENT, FISHER; Esq, having retired in favour of the candidature of GEORGE W MARTIN.
    Your vote and interest is respectfully solicited on his behalf.152
  • 22 Dec 1906, PAK-74 l/p 5014, BEACONSFIELD.—A splendid rotunda has been erected on the property of the Quamby Tent Tourist Association for the use of members and Sunday trippers. The building overlooks the Morninglon peninsula and Hobson's Bay. It is the intention of the association to devote considerable attention to improving and extending a fern gully, and other natural features for the benefit of visitors, who are invited to rendezvous on "Quamby" without fee.153
  • 25 Dec 1907, From Quamby Syndicate, submitting Mr. George Martin's name in respect of its property for insertion of the roll. Received.154
  • 4 Feb 1908, PAK-74 l/p 5014, UPPER BEACONSFIELD.—A preliminary meeting of residents was held on Saturday night for the purpose of taking steps to establish a State school at Quamby, a new settlement about half way between lower and Upper Beaconsfield.
    Arrangements are now to be made to raise the money locally to erect a suitable building, and get the Education department to supply a teacher.155
  • 5 Dec 1908, PAK-74 l/p 5014, HOUSES AND LAND FOR SALE: GOLDEN OPPORTUNlTY ! ! ! A CHRISTMAS BOX to WEEK ENDERS ! ! ! QUAMBY TENT SETTLEMENT ! ! BEACONSFIELD HEIGHTS !
    Just Over the Hour from MELBOURNE. Five Trains Daily. Sunday Trains All the Year Round. Fares. 2/6 Return; Sundays, 1/9 Return.
    BEAUTIFUL PANORAMA from MOUNTAIN to SEA.
    FERNS and WILD FLOWERS, CHARMING BUSH WALKS, BRACING MOUNTAIN AIR.
    No Day so Hot but what the Nights on the Hills are Cool to Coldness.
    FISHING, SHOOTING, BATHING, SPORTS.
    Owing to the great success which attended the original subdivision of the Quamby Tent City Estate for holiday purposes, it has been decided to throw open a further portion of the property for settlement, and in order to quickly draw attention to the many attractions of this favorite and delightful rendezvous FOR WEEK ENDERS THIS special offer Is Now Made to dispose of TWENTY splendid blocks, guaranteed high, dry aud easily accessible, already surveyed, partly fenced, roads defined, lodged subdivisional plan approved of by Title Office, shire council and Board of Health, enabling all holders to obtain immediate possession.
    The specially low sum of Ten Pounds will purchase one of these blocks, and, in addition, IF SECURED BEFORE THE NEW YEAR, an absolutely Clear Title will be given entirely free of cost.
    This offer is no subterfuge on so called free distribution lines, but an honest, sound business proposition, which those in search of a desirable and permanent week end resort should not ignore. It is not uccoawiy to pay down the whole purchase money at once. Arrangements have been made for EXCEPTIONALLY LIBERAL TERMS.
    No deposit and 2/6 weekly, without interest, will secure one of these ideal sites for you.
    A considerable number of blocks have been disposed of, upon some of which cosy bungalows, &c., have been built and are in course of erection.
    There is also a substantial pavilion and storehouse, equipped with all necessary camping requisites, which are available for the use of block holders. Abundant supply of water all the year round. Buyers desirous of building will be liberally assisted, thus enabling a week end residence to be within the immediate reach of all.
    A limited number of blocks of the portion originally thrown open are still available at from £15 to £25 per block.
    BEACONSFIELD
    Is a district noted for it picturesque surroundings and salubrious climate, its mountain air and sea breezes being highly recommended by the leading medical men of Melbourne for their in vigorating and bracing effects.
    QUAMBY
    Is a popular and established settlement, select in character, possessing exceptional natural advantages as a delightful spot to rest and recuperate from the labor and worries of city life. The strictest accuracy of the statements made is vouched for, and inspection and investigation cordially invited.
    REMEMBER, ONLY A FEW BLOCKS AVAILABLE. SECURE YOUR BLOCK NOW.
    For additional information, plans or application forms, which will be dealt with in rotation, apply to the Agent for Quamby Settlement,
    GEORGE W. MARTIN, Property Salesman, 325 Collins-street, Melbourne. Solicitor, James Hall, Esq., 17 Queen-street, Melbourne.156
  • 19 Mar 1910, WEDNESDAY. 6th APRIL. At half-past 2 o'plock. UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
    BOARDING HOUSE. CONVALESCENT HOME or COUNTRY RESIDENCE, with 18 ACRES. 11 BLOCKS Orchard Land 3 to 20 Acres. Also 19 ACRES and 50 ACRES.
    W F. VALE aud Co., in conjunction with GEO. W. MARTIN and Co.. hate received instructions from THE TRUSTEES, EXECUTORS and AGENCY CO. LTD , of 112 Collins-street, to sell by public auction, at the rooms, Citizens'-chambers, 285 Collins-street, at half past 2 o'clock on above date, "WINDARA.'' formerly the residence of Professor Halford, built of W.B., containing 9 rooms, bathroom, verandah on three sides and enclosed back verandah, dairy, wash house, 6 G.I. tanks, W.B. stable of 2 stalls, harness room, 2 buggy sheds, mansroom, loft, together with 18 acres 3 roods 18 perches, fronting the main road, fine plantation of well grown pine and other ornamental trees, small orchard, &c.
    The whole property is admirably adapted for a boarding house, convalescent home or country retreat for a city gentleman, or for anyone desirous of retiring to this healthy district, within easy reach of the city, delightfully situated, it is about 5 mile from Beaconsfield railway station, adjacent to post office, telephone, store, assembly hall, tennis court and recreation ground, and the residences of Dr. Bevan, W. Warren Kerr, Salisbury House and others.
    Also splendid Orchard Sites or for Country Homes consisting of 11 BLOCKS, adjoining above, fronting main road. Telegraph and other Government roads. EACH FROM 3 to 20 ACRES. Magnificent views, healthy and bracing climate. Some of the best apple growing land in the State.
    Terms: ¼ cash, balance half-yearly, extending up to 5 years at 5 per cent. Title, certificate
    Also in ESTATE of L. H. CHANDLER, 19 ACRES 3 ROODS 31 PERCHES, being allot. 215. portion 58, Parish of Pakenham. Title, certificate.
    Also in the ESTATE of F. M. INNES. GEMBROOK. 50 ACRES 3 PERCHES, being part of Crown allot A10, parish of Gembrook. being lot 21 on plan of subdivision. Title, certificate.
    For plans (being prepared) and further particulars apply to Geo. W. Martin and Co., estate agents, corner Bourke and Elizabeth streets, and W. F. Vale and Co., 285 Collins-st,157
  • 27 Jul 1910, Cr. Geo. W. Martin has sold his land at Upper Beaconsfield.158
  • 20 Jul 1911, Berwick Shire Council. To the Ratepayers of the Beaconsfield Riding. DEAR-Sir or Madam.—I beg respectfully to intimate to you that I will be a Candidate for reelection in August next. During the seven years I have had the honor of being your representative I have earnestly endeavored to serve your interests faithfully, and trust that my efforts merit a continuance of your confidence and support. As in previous years I purpose taking an opportunity of addressing the Ratepayers upon matters of local municipal interest; due notice of such meetings will be sent you. I am, dear Sir, or Madam, Obediently yours, GEO W. MARTIN.159
  • 31 Aug 1911, Berwick Shire. The only riding where a contest took place in Berwick Shire was that of Beaconsfield, where the retiring councillor, Mr Geo. Martin, was opposed by Mr. Meyer, a Melbourne gentleman with land in the Gembrook district. There were no postal votes; the Voting by Post Act not being in force in the shire of Berwick, and the decision of the ratepayers was in favor of the return, by a large majority, of one of the best councillors in the Berwvick or any other shire. The voting was: Martin - Meyer: Gembrook ... 11 18 ; Nangana ... 8 5 ; Cockatoo Creek ... 8 19 ; Pakenham: .. 45 3 ; Beaconsfield .. 52 1 ; Beaconsfield Upper ... 60 0 ; Total Martin 184 - Meyer 46. Majority for Martin ... 138.160
  • 21 Sep 1911, Clearing Sale. Household Furniture, Etc. At BEACONSFIELD UPPER, On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th, at 1 p.m. SWEYN H. LEMME has received instructions from Mr. Geo. W. Martin to sell by auction, on his property known as "Bosworth," the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS contained in Drawing, Dining and 5 Bedrooms and Kitchen, together with numerous Sundries, Harness, etc; also HORSES. 1 2-year-old and 1 6-year-old gelding.
    On view day before the Sale or by appointment. For absolute sale. Luncheon provided.
    Catalogues, apply Sweyn H. Lemme, auctioneer, 341-343 Collins Street, Melbourne.161
  • 14 Nov 1911, ABBOTSFORD. COUNCILLOR MARTIN ENTERTAINED.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Monday. Councillor G. W. Martin, the Ministerial candidate for Abbotsford, was entertained in the Assembly-hall on Saturday by the ratepayers of the Beaconsfield Riding. Mr Harvey Smith presided. References were made to the contest at Abbotsford and the hope was expressed that Mr Martin would win the seat for the Liberal party.162
  • 30 May 1912, Messrs Adamson & Sons, contractors of Beaconsfield, have been the successful tenderers for a new residence at Upper Beaconsfield for Mr. Geo. Martin.163
  • 17 Aug 1912, CLEARING and FENCING CONTRACTS.-Clearing 22 acres (or thereabouts), and erecting a wire netting fence (about 90 chains), at Beaconsfield Upper. Specifications available at the Store, Upper Beaconsfield, and Martin and Co., Cromwell buildings, 366 Bourke-street, Melbourne, to whom Tenders are returnable.164
  • 22 Mar 1913, THIS DAY. At Half-past 3 o'Clock. On the Ground. BERWICK, BEACONSFIELD DISTRICT. PUBLIC AUCTION. GOOD LITTLE FARM, of 20 Acres Rich Flats, Creek Frontage (Known as Mr. Gilpin's.)
    Also 20 IDEAL ORCHARD and RESIDENTIAL ALLOTMENTS, of 10 ACRES EACH. Beautifully and Conveniently Situated, 2½ Miles Station, Good Metal Roads. exceptionally easy terms. GEO. W. MARTIN and Co., Auctioneers, have every confidence in commending this sale to the consideration of those in search of either a small farm, orchard, or mountain home site.
    This subdivision meets any of these requirements The district is a very popular one for fruit growing or residential purposes.
    Plans and all particulars from the auctioneers, Geo. W. Martin and Co., Cromwell-buildings, 366 Bourke-street, Melbourne; or the solicitor to the estate, Mr. W. R. Paling, 415 Collins-street.
    Also at SAME TIME AND PLACE WILL BE OFFERED THREE 20-ACRE BLOCKS At BEACONSFIELD UPPER. Being Lots 170, 171 and 172 Parish of Pakenham. Delightfully situated, on Beaconsfield-Officer-road, adjoining Mr. Marsh's orchard. For further particulars, apply to the auctioneers as above.165
  • 24 Apr 1913, Mr G. W. Martin, who has just built a charming country residence, intends to plant 5 acres at once, and more from time to time.166
  • 29 Nov 1913, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. - 7 roomed D F W B VILLA with 1 acre land, in good order handy P O and store, &c; rent 12/6 week for term or sell for £500, easy terms Geo W Martin and Co Beaconsfield.167
  • 21 Jan 1914, Mr Geo Martin has installed an excellent water service at his new residence at Upper Beaconsfield, utilising the supply from a well for the purpose. By the use of a small pumping plant the water is carried to large overhead tanks and from there distribute to all parts of the house and also to the stables and garden.168
  • 13 Aug 1914, TO THE RATEPAYERS OF BEACONSFIELD RIDING.
    Dear Sir or Madam, I beg respectfully to intimate to you that I will be a Candidate for re-election in August next.
    During the eleven years I have had the honor of being your representative I have endeavored to serve your interests faithfully, and trust that my efforts merit a continuance of your confidence and support.
    I am, Dear Sir or Madam, Obediently yours, GEO. W. MARTIN. "Clairlly," Beaconsfield Upper, 1/8/14.
    Berwick Shire Council.169
  • 19 Sep 1914, BEACONSFIELD.—Very commodious HOUSE, 23 acres, good fruit garden, running creek, picturesque situation, handy station, suitable boarding-house or convalescent home; reasonable rent. Geo. W. Martin and Co., Beaconsfield; or 366 Bourke street.170
  • 25 Nov 1914, BEACONSFIELD MARKET. Saturday, November 28.
    GEO. W. MARTIN AND CO. WILL hold their usual monthly market at their yards, opposite station, on above date, at 1.30 p.m., when they will offer—
    Single farrow disc plough
    Orchard plough
    Loquats, Plums, etc.
    Entries Invited.
    Particulars to be forwarded to their office, Beaconsfield.171
  • 5 Jan 1915, TO LET, furnished Beaconsfield Upper superior 6-roomed HOUSE, picturesque and convenient position, gas, water, telephone; £4/4/. Geo W Martin, 366 Bourke st., op. G.P.O.172
  • 1 Apr 1915, Cr Geo Martin has disposed of his palatial residence to a Collins street medico. He is to live at Murrumbeena, but still retains interests in Upper Beaconsfield.173
  • 22 Apr 1915, Mr. Ebells has purchased Mr G. W. Martin's snug little property at Upper Beaconsfield, and has taken up his abode in the picturesque mountain holiday resort.174
  • 2 Jun 1915, TENDERS required for Repairs and Additions to the property known as "Leintwarden" on account of W. E. Morris, Esq., situated at Upper Beaconsfield, occupied by Mr Barclay. Specifications, etc., available upon application to MARTIN & CO., 366 Bourke Street.175
  • 14 Oct 1915, AUCTION SALE At BEACONSFIELD. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23rd. At 4 o'clock, on the property, MOYRAVERTY."
    On splendid elevation, overlooking the Beaconsfield Railway Station, COMFORTABLE VILLA, And 23 Acres of Beautifully Situated Land. F. A. LOOKER, 11 Elizabeth Street, and GEORGE W MARTIN & Co., 366 Bourke Street. are instructed by the owner to sell (through G. W. Martin, auctioneer), that conveniently situated property, being the picked site of Beaconsfield, overlooking the railway station and township, known as "Moyraverty," fronting The Avenue, off main Gippsland road, with splendid views of the surrounding country, with land about 23 acres, divided into about 6 convenient sized paddocks, on which is a wooden villa, containing about 14 rooms, (several of which are extra large, about 18 x 15), and well-fitted with cupboards built in, wide verandahs; also, man's room, buggy house, stabling, fowl-yard, and good water supply, surrounded by a splendid old, well-grown shrubbery and garden, of about an acre, fruit trees, tennis court, &c, the whole forming a comfortable home, only 10 minutes' walk from the station. To buyers on the look-out for a comfortable country home, or suitable for a week-end or holiday boardinghouse, poultry, pleasure, or small mixed farm, this sale offers the chance of a bargain, as owner intends to realise.
    Title Certificate. Particulars and order to inspect, apply F.A. Looker, estate agent, 11 Elizabeth Street, or George W. Martin and Co., auctioneer, 366 Bourke Street, Melbourne or Beaconsfield,176
  • 8 Dec 1915, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18. On the Property, PAYNE'S FARM, Beaconsfield-Berwick. (By Order of Mr John Payne.)
    Subdivisional Land Sale. COGHILL and HAUGHTON (inconjunction with GEO. W. MARTIN and Co.) will Sell Lot 1, 2 and 3—100 ACRE FARM rich flats, on main road, at Beaconsfield. 10 acres young export Orchard. 17 acres timber and rich cultivation flat, new 5-roomed W.B. House and Farm Buildings.
    Lot 4E and 5-108 acres of hill land, with good road through centre, eminently suitable for subdivision into week-end blocks.
    Lots 1, 2 and 3 separately if not sold as a whole.
    Lot 3—House and 37 acre farm.
    Lot 2, 38 acre lot, 10 orchard.
    Lot V. 30 acre farm block.
    VERY EASY TERMS.
    100 acre farm, £500 deposit ; in separate lots, £50 per lot deposit ; balance in each case over 8 years at 5 per cent.
    Plans and particulars from the Auctioneers - Geo. W. Martin and Co., 336 Bourke Street : Coghill and Haughton, 79 Swanston Street.177
  • 6 Dec 1916, Cr. Geo. W. Martin met with a painful accident last Saturday night. He was driving with Mr A. Shorthouse, when the wheel of the vehicle struck a stump, and both were thrown out. Mr Martin had his arm broken, and his companion received some painful bruises.178
  • 7 Dec 1916, Cr Geo. Martin met with a painful accident last Saturday night when going to Upper Beaconsfield to spend his week-end. -
    When turning a sharp corner the cab, driven by Mr Boss Shorthouse, overturned, throwing Cr Martin violently out, as well as the driver. Cr Martin sustained a broken arm and shock, while Mr Shorthouse got a severe shaking and bruising. The covering of the cab was badly damaged.179
  • 11 Jan 1917, The Shire Council on Saturday decided to strike a rate of 1s 6d in the £1 on all rateable property in the shire. The rate will be struck in the existing valuation as the valuer, Mr G. W. Martin, who met with a serious accident at Upper Beaconsfield during the holidays, through the overturning of a coach, was unable to complete his arduous work in time to prepare estimates and strike the rate in the newer and higher valuation. It is understood that the valuation of the Cranbourne and Tooradin ridings is completed but that of Yallock is not completed. It is felt by a large body of the struggling settlers, that it was a blessing the valuation was not completed as owing to the ruination by rains and floods they would be unable to pay the higher rate, as it is said the valuation of many properties has been considerably increased. In some cases I believe there are not any valuation of some of the subdivisional blocks. It is possible a special rate of three pence in the £1 will have to be struck to meet the overdraft which is pretty well up to the limit, and no works will be undertaken until the rates are got in.180
  • 18 May 1917, Mr Geo. W. Martin has disposed of his business at Beaconsfield, the purchaser being Mr McFarlane.181
  • 1 Jun 1917, Mr Geo. W. Martin's premises at Beaconsfield, situated close to the railway station, were destroyed by fire early on Sunday morning last. The business was purchased a few weeks ago by Mr McLaren, and a fresh stock of grocery and drapery had been put in. Everything was destroyed. The origin of the fire is a mystery. The stock was not insured, and Mr Mc Laren will therefore suffer a serious loss.182
  • 15 Jun 1917, G. W. MARTIN, 243 Collins street, Melbourne, invites Tenders for CLEARING 5 acres land, Beaconsfield Upper. Tenders close 23rd June.183
  • 3 Aug 1917, With the approach of election day, matters are beginning to take shape. Mr P. C. R. Hurditch, who is opposing the retiring member (Cr Geo. W. Martin) is, I am informed, meeting with encouragement. It is so many years since Cr Martin has had opposition, that the position to him must be a novel one. However, as I am one of those who believe in opposition, I hope the ratepayers will take a keen interest in the contest, and may the best man win.184
  • 3 Aug 1917, Shire of Berwick. To the Ratepayers of the BEACONSFIELD RIDING.
    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, The term for which I was elected as one of your Councillors expires through effluxion of time on the 31st day of August next. An Election will be held on Thursday, 23rd August to fill the vacancy thus created, and for which I am a Candidate. It is my intention to take an early oppor tunity of addressing the ratepayers in the various centres throughout the Riding, and in the meantime, I would respectfully ask you to refrain from pledging your support to any other candidate until you have had an opportunity of hearing or reading an exposition of my views on current council topics, and perused a review of the municipal work I have assisted to accomplish in this State and Shire on your behalf, and which I believe will merit your approbation and a cohtinuance of that generous support you have so kindly given me in the past. Thanking you in anticipation, I am, Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Yours obediently, GEORGE W. MARTIN. "Clovelly", Beaconsfield Upper. 24-7-17.184
  • 10 Aug 1917, The Beaconsfield Riding Election. At the Council meeting on Saturday last, Cr James, speaking in regard to the municipal elections, said it would be a loss to the council if Cr Martin were not returned. He did not suggest that he was likely to be beaten, but one could not always say what would be the result of an election. He hoped they would not lose his ser vices. It was due to Cr Martin that so much work had been done around Beaconsfield Upper and Lower, and it seemed a rather ill return for his past services to bring out a man against him. The gentleman who was opposing him might be a good man, but if a man was new to council work it would take some time to learn the business. Cr Martin had proved himself a most capable councillor, an I his knowledge of municipal work was of great value both to the council and the ratepayers. Recognising this, he moved that this council expresses the hope that Cr Martin will be re turned. Cr Henty seconded the motion. He said that Cr Martin was a good councillor, and it was a great advantage both to the council and the ratepayers to have a representative living in Melbourne, as it saved the expense of many deputations to the City and helped to get departmental matters attended to quickly. As their representative on the Municipal Association he had also done much good work. Unfortnnately the ratepayers often overlooked the good work done by councillors. Cr Martin had given much time to municipal work, and if he were defeated the ratepayers would lose a valuable man. The President said Cr Martin was an old and tried councilfor, and his knowledge was a valuable asset to the ratepayers and the council. They also benefitted by his residence in Melbourne. No other councillor at the table had a better knowledge of the Local Government Act. As to Cr Martin's work, he could say the roads in his district were a credit to him.
    The motion, on being put, was carried unanimously. Cr Martin thanked the members for the motion and for their kind words. He said that during the whole time he had been in the council he had tried to do his duty to the ratepayers and to be faithful to his trust. He had taken a great interest in municipal affairs, and he had done what he could for his riding. Owing to an accident he was laid aside for a time, and important work in Cranbourne shire had claimed some of his attention, but he had attended to the reasonable requirements of his riding. Although a few of the ratepayers were charging him with neglect, in regard to matters not under his control, he believed that the majority recognised that be had endeavored to do his duty, and he hoped to be returned to the council.185
  • 17 Aug 1917, Shire of Berwick. To the Ratepayera of the BEACONSFIELD RIDING. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, The term for which I was elected as one of your Councillors expires through effIuxion of time on the 31st day of August next. An Election will be held on Thursday, 23rd August to fill the vacancy thus created, and for which I am a Candidate. It is my intention to take an early opportunity of addressing the ratepayers in the various centres throughout the Riding, and in the meantime, I would respectfully ask you to refrain from pledging your support to any other candidate until you have had an oportupity of hearing or reading an exposition of my views on current council topics, and perused a review of the municipal work I have assisted to accomplish in this State and Shire on your behalf, and which I believe will merit your approbation and a continuance of that generous support you have so kindly given me in the past. Thanking you in anticipation, I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours obediently, GEORGE W. MARTIN.
    ---
    Shire of Berwick. BEACONSFIELD RIDING ELECTION CR. MARTIN will Address the Rate payers as under: UPPER BEACONSFIELD, at the Assembly Hall, Monday, Aug. 20, at 8p.m. BEACONSFIELD, at the Public Hall, Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 8 p.m. Shire of Berwick.186
  • 23 Aug 1917, Berwick Shire Elections. On Thursday night last Mr C. P. R. Hurditch, who is standing for the seat vacated by Mr Martin, addressed the ratepayers in the hall, Upper Beaconsfield. Mr James Anderson occupied the chair. Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., and Mr James Hopkins, postmaster, Upper Beaconsfield, spoke highly of the candidate, and his fitness for the seat at the council, which they trusted would be effected on the polling day. Mr Hurditch, who referred to the need of a councillor, being resident in the district, which he sought to represent, gave as his experience, that on his tour in this election cam paign, he found that one thing might be said in proof of local residence, viz., "that you were always sure to have a good road leading at least to the home of the councillor. Confidence was seemingly held by those assembled, that Mr Hurditch, would head the poll, although it might not be "just a walk over." Mr G. W. Martin, the retiring councillor, addressed; the ratepayers in the Upper Beaconsfield Hall on Monday evening. Mr Percy Ander son presided and in asking Mr Martin to give some account of his steward ship during his past term of office, he thought the ratepayers would con tinue to support him in the coming contest on Thursday, and he trusted that Mr Martin would again be re turned. Mr Martin in the course of his remarks, referred to great improvements that had been made on the roads within the last few years and but for the great war crisis further work would have been done. Those assembled seemed to be pleased with Mr Martin's work in the past and they trusted that the result of the ballot on Thursday, would reinstal him as the district's representative. A deal of questioning proceeded after the address, and it was near midnight when the pro ceedings closed.187
  • 31 Aug 1917, Municipal Notes. Following are the official figures in connection with the elections held last week: BEACONSFIELD RIDING. Geo. W. Martin .. .. 178 C. P. R. Hurditch .. 110. Majority for Martin 68188
  • 10 Nov 1917, BEACONSFIELD UPPER- At an adjourned meeting regarding a packing shed, Dr E Drake presided, and Mr A S M Harrison manager of the Victorian Orchardists Co operative Association, was present. A motion by Councillor G W Martin in favour of erecting a packing shed at Upper Beaconsfield on the lines of the proposal submitted by the Victorian Orchardists' Co-operative Association, was agreed to and a committee was appointed. The shed will have a capacity for dealing with 40,000 cases. Another shed will be needed by the owners of large orchards in North Beaconsfield.189
  • 17 Nov 1917, At a meeting of orchardists in the Beaconsfield Upper district last week, a motion by Mr G. W. Martin in favor of erecting a packing shed at Upper Beaconsfield on the lines of the proposal submitted by the Victorian Orchardists Co-operative Association, was agreed to, and a committee was appointed. The shed will have a capacity for dealing with 40,000 cases. Another shed will be needed by the owners of large orchards in North Beaconsfield.190
  • 26 Sep 1918, On Saturday, at the Pakenham hotel, during the adjournment for luncheon at the Berwick Shire council meeting, the health of the newly appointed president (Cr Cunningham) was proposed by Cr Martin, the retiring president, who wished the incoming president a pleasant term of office, and also availed himself of the opportunity to acknowledge the assis tance and kindness he (Mr Martin) had at all times received from his colleagues and the shire officials. Cr. Cunningham, in responding, said he wished to thank councillors most heartily for the honor conferred upon him, and expressed the hope that, under the guidance of his colleagues, and the assistance of the officers, he would be able to discharge his duties satisfactorily. Cr Cunningham then proposed the health of the retiring president (Cr Martin), and his remarks were endorsed by Cr James, and acknowledged in appropriate terms by Cr Martin. Cr Martin, who has been a councillor in the Berwick Shire council for nearly twenty years, intimated at the council luncheon that he intends to retire from municipal affairs, and to vacate his seat at an early date.191
  • 24 Oct 1918, ALIEN LITIGANT. The only case in the Supreme Court to-day was one which Carl E. Ebell, of Ballarat, and formerly of Germany, sued George Wilson Martin, of Beaconsfield, for the recovery of £167 15/3, made up of sums of £80, £81, and interest due on account of promissory notes. The plaintiff was represented by Mr H. G. Morrow, of Cuthbert, Morrow and Must, who, in regard to the challenge made as to plaintiff's standing as a plaintiff, quoted a decision of the Lord Chief Justice of Britain (Lord Reading) in a case in which an enemy alien appeared as a plaintiff and was shown to have registered his presence in the country in accordance with the War Precautions Act, and in which the Lord Chief Justice decided that as such an alien was resident by tacit permission of the Crown, he was entitled to sue in the King's courts. That decision endorsed one by Justice Sargent against which an appeal had been made, and which decision the Lord Chief Justice said was in his opinion clearly right, the plaintiff being "sub protectione dmain regis." His Honor (Sir William Irvine) accepted this decision as applying to the present case, and made an order for the amount claimed with costs to be taxed. No appearance was made on behalf of defendant, but his counsel had filed a defence, in which the right of the plaintiff to sue was challenged.192
  • 25 Oct 1918, ALIENS' LEGAL RIGHTS. BALLARAT, Thursday.
    The Chief Justice (Sir William Irvine) to-day heard a case of Carl Eberhard Ebell against G W Martin of Beaconsfield Upper in which the right of an enemy subject to sue was involved. Plaintiff obtained certain promissory notes from defendant and claimed £163/11/3, the amount unpaid and interest due. Mr Hugh Morrow appeared for plaintiff. Defendant who did not appear, had set up as a defence that an enemy subject was debarred from recovering. It was admitted that Ebel was a German subject, but it was contended that under the aliens' registration regulations of July, 1916, passed in the pursuance or the powers of the War Precautions Act, 1914, he had a right to sue. He came from Burmah in December 1914, having obtained passports from the officials there and at Straits Settlements, and had registered under the aliens registrations regulation.
    The Chief Justice - Where does it say that an alien who is registered can sue?
    Mr Morrow quoted decisions in the case of Princess of Thurn and Taxis v. Moffat (K.B.D.1915), and the Court of Appeal Case, Porter v. Freudenberg (1 K.B.D., p 857) in support of his contention.
    Plaintiff gave evidence that he arrived in Melbourne in December 1914, having obtained passports. He obtained his parole at the Victoria Barracks, and had registered under the aliens' registration regulations. He left Germany 20 years ago, and with the exception of intervals spent in Australia, had lived in Burmah since leaving Germany. He had married a Ballarat girl.
    The Chief Justice. The contract with defendant appears to have been entered into before plaintiff registered.
    Mr Morrow-There were no regulations when the contract was made.
    The Chief Justice said there was sufficient evidence to show that plaintiff had been permitted by the authorities to come to, and remain here, and had the right to sue.
    A verdict was given for £163/11/3 with costs.193
  • 25 Oct 1918, Rights of Enemy Aliens. BALLARAT. — An interesting case engaged the attention of the Chief Justice at the Supreme Court on Thursday, it was one in which Carl E. Ebell, of Ballarat, but formerly of Germany, proceeded against George Wilson Martin, of Beaconsfield, for the recovery of £167 15/3, alleged to be due on account of promissory notes. The main point raised for the defence was that plaintiff had no right to sue.
    Mr. H. G. Morrow, who appeared for plaintiff, contended that his client was legally entitled to proceed for the recovery of the amount alleged to be due to him. There was no warrant for the challenge in respect to plaintiff's standing as a plaintiff. Counsel, in support of his argument, quoted a decision of the Lord Chief Justice of England (Lord Reading), in a case in which an enemy alien appeared as a plaintiff, and was shown to have registered his presence in the country in accordance with the Defence of the Realm Act, and in which the Lord Chief Justice decided that, as such an alien was resident by the tacit permission of the Crown, he was entitled to sue in the King's courts. That decision endorsed one by Mr. Justice Sargent, against which an appeal had been made, and which decision the Lord Chief Justice said was, in his opinion, clearly right. His Honor accepted this decision as ap plying to the present case, and made an order for the amount claimed, with costs to be taxed.194
  • 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.195
  • 8 Jul 1919, NOTICE is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of EMMA GILLAM, formerly of George street, East Melbourne, but late of 75 Park street, St Kilda, in the State of Victoria, widow, deceased, may be granted to William Jordan Johnson (in the said will erroneously described as William John Johnson), formerly of Erin street, Richmond, but now of No. 43 Bourke street, Melbourne, in the said State, printer, and George Wilson Martin, of Beaconsfield Upper, in the said State, sworn valuator, the executors named in and appointed by the said will.
    Dated this eighth day of July, 1919.
    HOME and WILKINSON, of 413 Collins street, Melbourne, proctors for the said testator.196
  • 29 Jul 1921, Letter of sympathy
    Cr James referred to the death of Mrs G. W. Martin and moved that a letter of condolences be sent to Cr Martin expressing the council's sympathy with him in his bereavement. The motion was seconded by Cr Dore and carried, the President remarking that he was sure Cr Martin had the deepest sympathy of all present in his bereavement.197
  • 12 Apr 1922, EASTER TUESDAY, APRIL 18. At Half-past Two O'Clock. On the Ground,
    UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
    TOWNSHIP SUBDIVISION,
    22 Choice Township, Residential, and Orchard Lots,
    Comprising
    14 LOVELY TOWNSHIP BLOCKS, 14
    14 LOVELY TOWNSHIP BLOCKS, 14
    14 LOVELY TOWNSHIP BLOCKS, 14
    14 LOVELY TOWNSHIP BLOCKS, 14
    14 LOVELY TOWNSHIP BLOCKS, 14
    Nearly ½-Acre Each, with About 35 Choice Apple
    Trees on Each Lot
    Adjoining Cool Store, Hall, Post-office, Stores, &c.
    Also,
    8 CHARMING HOME and ORCHARD LOTS, 8
    8 CHARMING HOME and ORCHARD LOTS, 8
    8 CHARMING HOME and ORCHARD LOTS, 8
    8 CHARMING HOME and ORCHARD LOTS, 8
    From 5 to 10 Acres Each, Partly Improved, Frontages to New Country Roads Board Road.
    UPPER BEACONSFIELD
    Is a Charming Mountain Resort, Ideal Climate,
    About 4½ Miles from Beaconsfield Railway Sta- tion. Sunday Trains. Coaches Meet Trains Daily. There are Charming Views from Each Block.
    The Country Roads Board is Constructing a Road Through to Upper Yarra, Ensuring a Charming Mountain Round Trip.
    A Char-a-Banc will leave the City on the Morning of the Sale. Fares, 7.6 Return. Seats Must be Reserved Before 4 p.m. on Thursday, 13th Inst.
    Apply Auctioneer for Particulars and Plans.
    EXCEPTIONAL TERMS:
    £5 Deposit, Balance 20/ Monthly Per Lot;
    £5 Deposit, Balance 20/ Monthly Per Lot;
    £5 Deposit, Balance 20/ Monthly Per Lot;
    Interest 6 Per Cent.
    Interest 6 Per Cent.
    Interest 6 Per Cent.
    CRANNY SAMBELL and Co.,
    CRANNY SAMBELL and Co.,
    Auctioneer, 325 Collins Street, and Caulfield.
    Auctioneer, 325 Collins Street, and Caulfield.198
  • 29 Dec 1937, SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 1938,
    At Half-past Two O'clock. BY AUCTION. BEACONSFIELD UPPER, CLOVELLY
    Under Instructions from the MORTGAGEES. JOHN F STURKEN auctioneer, Berwick, will OFFER for SALE as above at THE ASSEMBLY HALL, BEACONSFIELD UPPER,
    The above property, which consists of dwelling, of 8 rooms kitchen bathroom and pantry, with 16 acres most of which has been cleared. Four front rooms are of brick, others W B plaster lined.
    This fine old property was at one time a prosperous guest house nicely situated on good metal road, a few yards from CRB road to Emerald, which, like Beaconsfield Upper, is a popular tourist resort.
    This once fine home has drifted into a state of disrepair, but the foundations are good. Without a great deal of expense could be made a nice country home, guest house, or would suit anybody who could effect repairs and make a good week-end home. Comprising 16 acres 9 4-10th perches, being Crown Allot 4, pt Allot 3. Section D, parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington.
    Certificate of title Vol 4109, fol 821679.
    Further particulars Messrs MADDOCK, JAMIESON and LONIE, 116 Queen street, Melbourne solicitors for mortgagee or John F Sturken, auctioneer, Berwick. Phones Berwick 38 or 97.199

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  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 635796 - Charles Percival Blott of Swanston Street Melbourne Seedsman - C/T 3465-844.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 636540 - William Button Hailes of No 8 Gipps Street Collingwood Theatrical Employee - C/T 3465-845.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 651680 - Thomas Frederick Barnett of Derby Road Caulfield Builder and Contractor - C/T 3512-298.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1558-445 - George Wilson Martin of Cromwell Buildings Bourke Street Melbourne Agent - C/T 3535-954.
  26. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3381-123 - George Hodges Knox of 31 Queen Street Melbourne Gentleman.
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  29. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-265 - George Hodges Knox of 31 Queen Street Melbourne Gentleman.
  30. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Victorian Tourist Bureau Guide Book, 1912, p220."
  31. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-933 - The Colonial Bank of Australasia Ltd to George Wilson Martin of 'Clovelly' Beaconsfield Upper Agent.
  32. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 686227 + 686228 - Thomas Jones Chia of 48 William Street Melbourne Secretary - C/T 3607-285 (both blocks).
  33. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687884 - George Wilson Martin of 366 Bourke Street Melbourne Estate Agent - C/T 3613-418.
  34. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687885 - Edward Odgers of 38 Rose Street Armadale Departmental Manager - C/T 3613-419.
  35. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687886 - William James Conquest of Imperial Hotel Chapel Street South Yarra Licensed Victualler - C/T 3613-420.
  36. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687887 - Florence Lilian Kettle of Hoddle Street Essendon Spinster - C/T 3613-421.
  37. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 687888 - Thomas Edward Mathews of 65 Lydiard Street Glenferrie Valuer - C/T 3613-422.
  38. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 692188 - Frank Garnet Bullock of 37 Brinsley Road Camberwell Accountant - C/T 3640-968.
  39. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 692187 - Charles Keys of Chesterville Road Cheltenham Gentleman - C/T 3640-967.
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  42. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 692186 - Mamie Isabelle Prosser of 396 Richardson Street Middle Park Married Woman - C/T 3633-539.
  43. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 696089 - Annie Maud Latham of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 3640-970.
  44. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 696091 - Amy Petrie Reeve of Glenferrie Road Malvern the wife of Edward James Reeve of the same place Chemist - C/T 3640-971.
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  46. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2350-861 - Ann Milne to George Wilson Martin of "Clovely" Beaconsfield Upper Agent - C/T 3656-060.
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  52. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - George Wilson Martin of Upper Beaconsfield Stock and Station Agent.
  53. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - James Hopkins of Essex Road Surrey Hills Builder - C/T 3673-458.
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  58. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3613-418 - Mortgage 327692 - discharged 28 May 1919.
  59. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1162-218 - George Wilson Martin of Cromwell Buildings Bourke Street Melbourne Agent - C/T 3757-353.
  60. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-623 - George Henry Rogers to George Wilson Martin of Cromwell Buildings Bourke Street Melbourne Agent.
  61. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-623 + C/T 3757-353 - Mortgage No 330790 - David Alexander Glenn - discharged 10 Jul 1919.
  62. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 752663 - Jane Elizabeth Cheeseman of Hawthorn Road Brighton Married Woman - C/T 3814-736.
  63. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - Mortgage No 337446 - Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 10 Jul 1919.
  64. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932+933 - Mortgage No 337446 - Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 10 Jul 1919.
  65. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 764377 - Lucy Maud Tanner of 44 Grosvenor Street Balaclava Widow - C/T 3849-795.
  66. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - Mortgage No 343505 - discharged 23 Dec 1918. Mortgagee Emily Matthews.
  67. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1916/17.
  68. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Alfred George Shorthouse to George Wilson Martin of Beaconsfield Upper orchardist - date could be 8th, 18th or 28th April.
  69. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401.
  70. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - Mortgage No 368722 - discharged 23 Dec 1918. Mortgagee Emily Matthews.
  71. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3287-381 - Emma Shorthouse - surrender of easement as to part to George Wilson Martin.
  72. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4109-678 / 679 - George Wilson Martin of Upper Beaconsfield Estate Agent - new title issued Aug 1939 - C/T 6304-763.
  73. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4109-679 - George Wilson Martin to Emily Matthews.
  74. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Probate of Emily Matthews
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1232, item 183/361
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 657, item 183/361.
  75. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4109-679 - George Wilson Martin to Lena Augusta Ziele.
  76. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 866073 - Samuel Barnett of Derby Road Caulfield Builder - C/T 4161-046.
  77. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 12 Dec 1918, p2.
  78. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4109-679 - George Wilson Martin to Sarah Phillips and Caroline Eliza Phillips.
  79. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - David Millar. Mortgage No 387257 - not discharged - mortgage as to part.
  80. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - Helen Frances Sarah Jaffray and Mabel Harriet Jaffray. Mortgage No 387258 - not discharged - mortgage as to part.
  81. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4109-679 - George Wilson Martin to Liela Estelle Paynter.
  82. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - Mortgage No 387256 - not discharged. Mortgagee Emily Matthews.
  83. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Emily Matthews probate:
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1232, item 183/361
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 657, item 183/361.
  84. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4109-679 - George Wilson Martin to James Ratu Thompson.
  85. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - Mortgage No 387261 - not discharged.
  86. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3921-062 - Florence Amy Shorthouse - surrender of easement as to part to George Wilson Martin.
  87. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-933 + C/T 3656-060 - George Wilson Martin to Jessie Eleanor King - C/T 4432-287.
  88. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - Jessie Eleanor King - C/T 4432-287.
  89. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3757-353 - Jessie Eleanor King of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 4432-287.
  90. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-623 - George Wilson Martin to Jessie Eleanor King - C/T 4432-287.
  91. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - Lucie Dupont of Toorak Road South Yarra Married Woman - C/T 4236-152.
  92. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932 - George Wilson Martin to Lucie Dupont of Toorak Road South Yarra Married Woman - C/T 4236-152 (consolidated with 5-18 - containing 3a 2r).
  93. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-623 + C/T 3757-353 + C/T 3639-719 - Mortgage No 393560 - Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish and Joseph Alexander Thear - discharged 10 Jun 1921.
  94. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-433 - Margaret Hodge to George Wilson Martin of 414 Collins Street Melbourne Estate Agent.
  95. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 943220 - Harriette Speechley Burns of 19 Fawkner Street St Kilda Widow - C/T 4333-437.
  96. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 945615 - William Albert Ernest Reed of 282 Post Office Place Melbourne Manufacturing Jeweller - C/T 4416-005.
  97. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 946673 - James Nicholas Buzolich of 25 Finch Street East Malvern Assistant Manager - C/T 4348-588.
  98. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 - Transfer 946674 - James Hall of 17 Queen Street Melbourne Solicitor - C/T 4348-589.
  99. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Mortgages discharged as to part that was sold to Country Roads Board 21 Apr 1922.
  100. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3512-298 - Mortgages No 418509 + 418510 from Henry Charles Alger and Margaret Clayton - discharged 9 Nov 1920.
  101. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3512-298 - George Wilson Martin of 414 Collins Street Melbourne Estate Agent.
  102. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3512-298 - Edith Laura Gibb of "Quamby Cottage" Quamby Avenue Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 4423-534.
  103. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - Lucie Dupont of Toorak Road South Yarra Married Woman - C/T 4496-139.
  104. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3355-996 + C/T 3613-418 - Memo No 56154 Copy Writ of Fieri Facias issued out of the Supreme Court at Melbourne in an action numbered 776 in the year 1921 A. P. Merrill, W. A. Morrison and L. S. Marks against George Wilson Martin served on 14 Sep 1921.
  105. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3757-353 - Jean Stewart Pinkerton of 13 Benole Avenue East Prahran Spinster - C/T 4506-020.
  106. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3037-391 + C/T 3039-747 - George Wilson Martin of Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 4525-958.
  107. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4525-958 - Alexander Gardner Pinkerton of 13 Benole Avenue East Prahran Grocer - C/T 4525-959.
  108. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3757-353 - Foreclosed - C/T 5101-040.
  109. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-623 - Mortgage No 440871 - Carl Johan Njalmar Nissen - C/T 5101-042.
  110. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - No 440871 - foreclosed as to balance - Carl Johan Hjalmax Nissen - C/T 5101-040.
  111. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4525-958 - Mortgage No 440871 - Carl Johan Njalmar Nissen - C/T 5101-041.
  112. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-623 - George Wilson Martin to Country Roads Board - C/T 4574-614.
  113. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Country Roads Board - C/T 4574-614.
  114. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - Isabella Burton of Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman - C/T 4702-300.
  115. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-433 - GW Martin took out a mortgage from Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen - foreclosed 8 Dec 1925 - C/T 5063-580.
  116. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  117. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3355-996 + C/T 3613-418 - Mortgage No 471340 - discharged 10 Oct 1947.
  118. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - Beatrice McCahon of Dandenong Married Woman - C/T 4872-208.
  119. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - Beatrice McCahon of Dandenong Married Woman - C/T 4872-209.
  120. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Balance by mortgagee to Frederick William Werrett of "Colac" McDonald Street Mordialloc and Robert Allen of Lowland Farm Chandler Road Dandenong Farmers - C/T 4905-804.
  121. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-623 - George Wilson Martin to Carl Johan Njalmar Nissen of Leaburn Avenue East St Kilda Gentleman (foreclosure) - C/T 5101-042.
  122. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5101-041 - Carl Johan Njalmar Nissen of Leaburn Avenue East St Kilda Gentleman.
  123. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-719 - No 440871 - foreclosed as to balance - Carl Johan Hjalmax Nissen of Leaburn Avenue East St Kilda Gentleman - C/T 5101-040.
  124. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-433 - Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen of Leaburn Avenue East St Kilda Gentleman - foreclosed 8 Dec 1925 - C/T 5063-580.
  125. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - transfer by mortgagee to Herman Roberts of Wood Street Beaconsfield Storekeeper - C/T 5385-895.
  126. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4109-679 - C/T 6304-763 - George Wilson Martin of 481 Bourke Street Melbourne Gentleman. GEM-D-3 (part of) and GEM-D-4. Mortgages transferred to new title. In 1945 property transferred by mortgagee.
  127. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1552 (Age 72) [par Henry Wilson MARTIN & Emma MOULE]."
  128. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Feb 1943, p2.
  129. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6304-763 - Mortgagee to David Macdonald Insurance Officer and Percy Miles Gentleman both of Upper Beaconsfield - proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 6791-166.
  130. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3355-996 + C/T 3613-418 - Edith Emily Watkins of 74 Dandenong Road Caulfield Married Woman.
  131. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2031-151 -.
  132. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 97 - Apr 1994, p11 by John Milligan."
  133. [S83] Online index to the UK census "RG10 1340."
  134. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census RG11 1387 / 127 p 27
    Dwelling 1 Banner Villas Finsbury Road Tottenham, Middlesex, England."
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  136. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  137. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  138. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  139. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  140. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  141. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  142. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  143. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  144. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  145. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  146. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  147. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  148. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  149. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201671111
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66147053
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196099363
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202176949
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196077173
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66204468
  162. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Nov 1911, p5.
  163. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 30 May 1912, p12.
  164. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 17 Aug 1912, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10502566
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201140202
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66183076
  167. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 29 Nov 1913, p14
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7255022
  168. [S14] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette, 21 Jan 1914, p3.
  169. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Thu 13 Aug 1914, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66185902
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10807374
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89083227
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1487816
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92091388."
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92153538."
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    "3 Aug 1917, p2."
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    "10 Aug 1917, p3."
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  188. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "31 Aug 1917, p2."
  189. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Nov 1917, p23.
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    "29 Jul 1921, p3."
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Last Edited8 Jul 2018

Mary Jane Walker

F, #1958, b. 1869, d. 17 Jul 1921
Married NameMartin. 
Birth*1869 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B7940 [par Alexander Russell WALKER & Mary Weir THOMSON].1 
Marriage*28 Apr 1900Spouse: George Wilson Martin. Kooyong-road, Malvern, VIC, Australia, #M3618.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jun 1900MARTIN--WALKER. -On the 28th April, at Kooyong-road, Malvern, by the Rev James Wilson, George Wilson, second son of Henry Wilson Martin, of Falcon-square and Woodside-park, London, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Alexander Russell Walker, of Latrobe-street, Melbourne.4 
Land-UBeac*17 Jan 1913 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36. Transfer from Elizabeth Somers to Mary Jane Martin George Wilson Martin. 2a 0r 30 5/10p. A contract of sale dated 17 Jan 1913 between Elizabeth Somers and Mary Jane Martin entered in the record book No 335733. Purchase price £500. A Certificate of title was issued to Elizabeth Somers on 7 Nov 1914. When the purchase money was fully paid the title was transferred to George Wilson Martin. Memo: The second encumbrance notified above has ceased to affect 29th January 1915.5,6 
Death*17 Jul 1921 Sydney, NSW, Australia. [par Alexander & Mary WALKER]2 
Death-Notice*20 Jul 1921MARTIN.-On the 17th July, at Sydney, Mary, the beloved wife of George Wilson Martin, and mother of Jean (Upper Beaconsfield), and eldest daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Walker, of Royal Park.
MARTIN -The Friends of Mr GEORGE WILSON MARTIN are informed that the remains of his late dearly beloved wife, Mary, will be interred in the Brighton Cemetery, THIS DAY (Wednesday).
The funeral will start from the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr Fred. C. Martin, "Alston," 48 Athelstan road, South Camberwell, at 3.30, arriving at the cemetery at 4.15 (Motor.)7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George Wilson Martin.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia18

Family

George Wilson Martin b. Jun 1871, d. 16 Feb 1943
Child 1.Jean Wilson Martin b. 1906, d. 10 Aug 1982

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus [par Alexander & Mary WALKER].
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M3618."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jun 1900, p9.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - Elizabeth Somers of Beaconsfield Spinster.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - George Wilson Martin of Upper Beaconsfield Stock and Station Agent.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jul 1921 p1.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  13. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  14. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  15. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  16. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  17. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  18. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Brighton Cemetery."
Last Edited13 Jun 2018

Jean Wilson Martin

F, #1959, b. 1906, d. 10 Aug 1982
Father*George Wilson Martin b. Jun 1871, d. 16 Feb 1943
Mother*Mary Jane Walker b. 1869, d. 17 Jul 1921
Probate (Will)* 909/749. Jean Wilson COOPER Date of grant: 30 Sep 1982; Date of death: 10 Aug 1982; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Armadale.1 
Married NameCooper. 
Birth*1906 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #B26449.2 
Marriage*1944Spouse: Walter John Cooper. VIC, Australia, #M349.3
 
Widow1973Jean Wilson Martin became a widow upon the death of her husband Walter John Cooper.4 
Death*10 Aug 1982 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D19876 (Age 76) [par George MARTIN & Mary Jane] - as COOPER.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 19361 Rose Street, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: shopkeeper.6,7
19374 Rose Street, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: shopkeeper.8
19434 Rose Street, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dressmaker.9
19544 Rose Street, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties . With Walter John COOPER, driver.10

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P12 unit 237, item 909/749
    VPRS 7591/ P8 unit 48, item 909/749.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B26449."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Port Melbourne."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  7. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  8. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  9. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  10. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  11. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited13 Apr 2018

Graeme Peter Kidd

M, #1962, b. 10 Mar 1940, d. 9 Feb 2011
Birth*10 Mar 1940 Perth, WA, Australia.1 
Marriage*Spouse: Sheila.
 
Residence*1973 
Land-UBeac*9 Aug 1974 GEM-D-8 (part) l/p 91629 (Lot 8), 3 Lenne Street. Transfer from B & R Nominees Pty Ltd to Graeme Peter Kidd Sheila Kidd.2 
Village Bell*Oct 1986The article reads: WELCOME HOME! KIDD FAMILY.
Graeme, Sheila, Sarah, Rebecca and Simon have arrived home after a lengthy sojourn In U.K.
You have been badly missed in the Village and we wish you all a warm "Welcome Home!"3 
Widower1 Dec 1990Graeme Peter Kidd became a widower upon the death of his wife Sheila.4 
Land-Note*6 Aug 1991 GEM-D-8 (part) l/p 91629 (Lot 8), 3 Lenne Street: Graeme Peter Kidd is now the surviving proprietor.5 
Note*c 1996 Graeme Kidd has set up The Woodcut Workshop to design and make innovative furniture and other timber pieces having functionality and simplicity of form - but also an element of surprise. He is delighted to discuss client's requirements on site to ensure that the design is truly sympathetic to the environment.
---
Graeme Kidd, The Woodcut Workshop, 3 Lenne Road, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria 3808, Tel: (059) 44 3400. International: +61 59 44 3400.6 
Note1998 Richard Guy (grad. 1964), Chairman of Bendigo Bank, has established the Community Bank which returns banking services to small towns in regional Australia. Richard recently met Graeme Kidd (former Trinity tutor), Mayor of Cardinia, at the opening of the Community Bank in Lang Lang, Gippsland.7 
Marriage*c Sep 2000Spouse: Julie May.
 
Village BellOct 2000The article reads: Graeme wins Environment Management Award
Cardinia Shire Council has awarded the Individual category Environmental Management Award for 2000 to Graeme Kidd in recognition of his longstanding commitment to environmental issues within the Shire.
Graeme has a wide-ranging involvement in environmental matters dating back to the formation of the Quarry Impact Association of which he was an inaugural member and president for many years.
He has been an active member of both the Pakenham and Cardinia Shire's Environment Strategy Advisory Committee and has taken a keen interest in the area of extractive industry.
Graeme was the prime mover and driving force behind the Upper Beaconsfield Strategy Plan aimed at protecting and enhancing the environmental qualities and the community lifestyle of our area, something he feels very strongly about.
During his time as a Councillor he was a strong advocate for the control of noxious and environmental weeds together with pursuing a clean air policy within the Shire. He and his partner Julie Jamieson have shown their commitment to the environment by placing a Conservation Covenant on their property with the Trust for Nature.
Graeme, together with other recipients, will be presented with this well deserved award at a function to be held at the Shire Offices in October.8 
Note2011 Product range: Furniture & accessories.9 
Death*9 Feb 2011 VIC, Australia, funeral service at Pakenham, private cremation.1 
Death-Notice10 Feb 2011In memory of Graeme - a long-term, trusted friend - always sensible, practical, courageous in the face of adversity - a man with his priorities right, who loved his family and put his efforts into what he believed in - from preserving the Helmeted Honey-Eater, building an environmentally-friendly home, fighting to preserve the land from a quarry, - and above all, bushwalking! Deepest sympathy to Julie; Simon, Bec and Archie; Sarah and Charlie; and Becky. A true friend whom I will sadly miss. (Lenoar Gullquist.)10 
Death-Notice*10 Feb 2011KIDD. - Graeme Peter. 10.03.1940 - 09.02.2011 Dearly loved husband of Julie and much loved father of Simon, Sarah and Becky, stepfather of James and adored grandfather of Archie. Much loved father-in- law and friend to Bec and Charlie. Thanks for a lifetime of love and adventure You will be missed greatly
KIDD. - The Funeral Service for Mr Graeme Peter Kidd will be held at the David W. Bull Funeral Home, 190 Princes Highway (Cnr. Pakenham Rd), Pakenham on MONDAY (Feb. 14, 2011) commencing at 10.30 a.m. A Private Cremation will follow. No flowers by request In lieu, donations can be made to Trust for Nature. Envelopes will be available at the Chapel.11 
Village Bell*Mar 2011The article reads: Vale – Graeme Peter KIDD 10 March 1940 – 9 February 2011
Well known and respected former resident of Upper Beaconsfield, Graeme Kidd died peacefully at home in Tonimbuk early Wednesday morning 9 February.
Graeme and his twin brother John were born in Perth and at eight years of age the family moved to Brisbane where he completed his Engineering Degree before coming to Melbourne in the mid 1960s to study Science at Melbourne University. He started his employment as an Engineer for the Post Master General in the late 1960s.
Graeme and his first wife Sheila moved to Upper Beaconsfield in 1973 and had three children, Simon, Sarah and Becky. Sadly Sheila died in 1990.
He was a very community minded person who made a significant contribution to Upper Beaconsfield over a long period. His involvement included past President of the Upper Beaconsfield Association, member of the first Editorial Committee of the Village Bell, Member of the Upper Beaconsfield Care Group, President of the Quarry Impact Committee, Member of the Bushfire Recovery Committee post Ash Wednesday fires in 1983.
Graeme was elected to the Cardinia Shire Council and in his second year served as Mayor. He played a leading role in the implementation of the first Strategy Plan for Upper Beaconsfield and always had an eye on the long term implications of planning.
Graeme’s professional life with Telstra as a Section Head of Optic Fibre development at Clayton and his managerial skills held him in good stead when dealing with his many Community and Council Commitments.
Graeme was a creative person – a skilled woodworker and member of the Victorian Woodworker Association and many people in the district are the proud owners of his workmanship. He was a very keen photographer, sketcher and painter.
After marrying second wife Julie, they moved to Tonimbuk in the late 1990s where they designed and built their dream home and established a small olive grove producing high quality olive oil. Graeme and Julie both being passionate environmentalists protected a large area of their bushland with a Trust for Nature Conservation Covenant.
Bushwalking was also a great passion of Graeme’s and he and Julie travelled in both Australia and overseas as members of the Dandenong Valley Bushwalking Club.
Graeme is survived by wife Julie, son Simon and his wife Bec and grandson Archie, daughters Sarah and Becky and will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Heartfelt condolences are extended to the family.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
198018 Lenne Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engineer. With Sheila Kidd.13

Citations

  1. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "online."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7072-332 - Graeme Peter Kidd Engineer and Sheila Kidd Married Woman both of Flat 22 No 47 Hanover Street Fitzroy - joint proprietors - C/T 8907-098.
  3. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "052-1986, p16."
  4. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    SPRINGVALE BOTANICAL CEMETERY; SHEILA KIDD; Religion NONE; Date of Service 4/12/1990; Date of Death 1/12/1990; Age 52; Burial Type CREMATED (Remains collected).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8907-098 - Graeme Peter Kidd of 3 Lenne Road Upper Beaconsfield is now the surviving proprietor.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://avoca.vicnet.net.au/~woodlink/direct.htm#kidd - viewed 14 Feb 2011.
  7. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/publications/… - viewed 14 Feb 2011.
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 136 - Oct 2000, p3 by Neil McDonald."
  9. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://avoca.vicnet.net.au/~woodlink/makead.htm - viewed 14 Feb 2011.
  10. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "http://www.onlinetributes.com.au/Graeme_Kidd/ viewed 14 Feb 2011."
  11. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "http://www.onlinetributes.com.au/Graeme_Kidd/ viewed 13 Feb 2011."
  12. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Mar 2011. Issue 183. Page 3. By Neil McDonald."
  13. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited5 Sep 2016

Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Baker

F, #1970, b. 23 Aug 1899, d. 7 Nov 1995
Victoria FUNNELL (nee BAKER)
(1899-1995)
Father*Daniel Baker b. 1831, d. 26 Feb 1906
Mother*Louisa Horner b. 9 Nov 1869, d. 6 May 1948
ChartsDescendants of Samuel HORNER
Married NameFunnell. 
Birth*23 Aug 1899 East Grinstead, Sussex, England, Sep Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 142.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel23 Dec 1912 Sailing with Louisa Horner to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Makarini London
Age 13.2 
Marriage*14 Oct 1922Spouse: Henry Edward Frederick Funnell. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.1,3
 
Land-UBeac*27 May 1935 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen to Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell. 18a 0r 28p.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac13 Oct 1936 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 19-24). Transfer from William John Home to Henry Edward Frederick Funnell Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell. 32a 3r 16p.5 
Land-UBeac*26 Oct 1936 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Baker to Louisa Smith. 3a 1r 34p (now defined 1.390 ha) (NW part of land - now 2-6 Stoney Creek Road.)6 
Land-UBeac6 Oct 1948 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from Louisa Smith to Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell. 3a 1r 34p (now defined 1.390 ha) (NW part of land - now 2-6 Stoney Creek Road.)7 
Land-Note*25 Jun 1957 GEM-D-5 (part): transfer into joint ownership with Henry Edward Frederick Funnell (SE part of CA5.)8 
Widow14 Jul 1965Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Baker became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Edward Frederick Funnell.9,3 
Land-Note27 Oct 1965 GEM-D-5 (part): Queenie Funnell is surviving proprietor.10 
Land-UBeac*9 Sep 1966 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell to Elizabeth Douglas 'Bessie' Ballantyne. 14a 2r 34p (SE part of CA5.)11 
Land-UBeac*24 Sep 1976 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell to Kathleen 'Kay' Poole. 3a 1r 34p (now defined 1.390 ha) (NW part of land - now 2-6 Stoney Creek Road.)12 
Death*7 Nov 1995 Brighton, VIC, Australia.3 
(Witness) Note (an unknown value); Mirror Paints History Originally called S. Smith & Co. p/l, we started producing paints and varnishes at in Melbourne around 1890. Mr. Sam Smith, a skilled varnish maker from Birmingham, England arrived in Melbourne to start a new life. He rented a hay and corn store at Browns Hill from a Mrs. Radcliffe. The area is now known as Dynon Road, South Kensington where the present factory is located. Sam, a skilled varnish maker and gum runner, began producing a range of varnishes, driers and oil based paints. The manufacture of pigments such as Chrome Yellows, Prussian Blue, Chrome Green and Carbon Black continued until the late 1950’s. Varnish and resin making was by open pot method over open hearth furnaces up until about the same time. Sam Smith passed on in the 1930’s handing down the business to two members of his family, Sam Jnr. and Victoria. By the 1960’s a wide range of coatings were being produced. Industrial paints included epoxies, polyurethanes, chlorinated rubbers and many speciality coatings. The architectural range (house paint) included alkyd enamels, acrylics, vinyls and membrane paints.
It was around that time Victoria’s son, Fred Funnell took over the Family business. Fred’s management saw the company succeed through the tremendous social and economic changes of the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. That time also saw a great diversification in the type of products we sold. The shop now carried a selection of swimming pool chemicals and hydroponics.
Fred’s son, Peter has now been running the business since the mid 1990’s and is determined to see it prosper for another century.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 191118 Carlisle St S E, Lambeth, London, England(Head of Household) Louisa Baker;
Age 11 (as Louise)14
193111 Walstab St, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Henry Edward Frederick Funnell.15
1936381 Hampton St, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Henry Edward Frederick Funnell.15
194219 Walstab St, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Henry Edward Frederick Funnell.15
194919 Walstab St, Brighton, VIC, Australia15
1954Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia15

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO "Sep Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 142."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), MAKARINI Dec 1912 862/012.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Bredin Family Tree - Owner: margaretthomas31.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5101-042 - Carl Johan Njalmar Nissen to Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell of 381 Hampton Street Brighton Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4383-437 - Henry Edward Frederick Funnell Chemist and Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell his wife both of 381 Hampton Street Brighton - joint proprietors.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5101-042 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell to Louisa Smith of Upper Beaconsfield Widow - C/T 6074-633.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6074-633 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell of 19 Walstab Street Brighton East Married Woman.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5101-042 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell to Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell Married Woman and Henry Edward Frederick Funnell Chemist, both of White Lodge Upper Beaconsfield - C/T 8160-573.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15956 age 73."
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8160-573 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell is surviving proprietor.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8160-573 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell to Elizabeth Douglas Ballantyne of "Baroona" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - subdivided 10 May 1967 into Lots 1.2.3 C/T 8667-610-612 l/p 75335.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6074-633 - Kathleen Poole of 175 Fortescue Avenue Seaford Married Woman.
  13. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.mirrorpaints.com.au/about-us/about-us.html
    see photographs of paint making there.
  14. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 1960.
  15. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited1 Sep 2016

Louisa Horner

F, #1972, b. 9 Nov 1869, d. 6 May 1948
Louisa SMITH (nee HORNER)
(1870-1948)
Father*Samuel Horner b. 1821, d. 20 Jan 1882
Mother*Emma Allen b. 1834, d. 5 Dec 1904
ChartsDescendants of Samuel HORNER
Married NameBaker. 
Married NameSmith. 
Birth*9 Nov 1869 Camberwell, London, England, Mar Q 1870 [Camberwell] 1d 722.1 
Marriage*Mar 1894Spouse: Daniel Baker. Woolwich, London, England, Mar Q [Woolwich] 1d 1465.2
 
Widow26 Feb 1906Louisa Horner became a widow upon the death of her husband Daniel Baker.3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel23 Dec 1912 Sailing with Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Baker to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Makarini London
Age 42.4 
Marriage*1914Spouse: Samuel Smith. VIC, Australia, #M238.5
 
Widow10 Apr 1932Louisa Horner became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Smith.6 
Land-UBeac*26 Oct 1936 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Baker to Louisa Smith. 3a 1r 34p (now defined 1.390 ha) (NW part of land - now 2-6 Stoney Creek Road.)7 
Death*6 May 1948 19 Walstab Street, East Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D5202 (Age 80) [par Samuel HORNER & Emma ALLEN].8 
Death-Notice*7 May 1948SMITH -On May 6 at the residence of her daughter, No. 19 Walstab street East Brighton, Louisa, loved wife of the late Samuel and dearly loved mother of Queenie (Mrs H. E. Funnell) and Marie (Mrs Baker).
SMITH.-The Funeral of the late Mrs. LOUISA SMITH will leave the residence of her daughter, No. 19 Walstab street, East Brighton, THIS DAY (Friday), at 2 p.m., for the Brighton Cemetery.9 
Land-Note*6 Oct 1948 GEM-D-5 (part): Louisa Smith died on 6th May 1948. Probate of her will has been granted to Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell of 19 Walstab Street Brighton East Married Woman.10 
Land-UBeac6 Oct 1948 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from Louisa Smith to Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Funnell. 3a 1r 34p (now defined 1.390 ha) (NW part of land - now 2-6 Stoney Creek Road.)11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 18819 Canal Place, Camberwell, London, England(Head of Household) Emma Allen;
Age 11 - Scholar12
2 Apr 191118 Carlisle St S E, Lambeth, London, EnglandHead of Household: Louisa Baker. Age 42 - Cleaner War Office
Member(s) of Household: Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Baker.13
1914Dynon Road, Kensington, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Smith.3

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia14

Family

Daniel Baker b. 1831, d. 26 Feb 1906
Child 1.Victoria Louise Cameron "Queenie" Baker+ b. 23 Aug 1899, d. 7 Nov 1995

Citations

  1. [S9] GRO "Mar Q [Camberwell] 1d 722."
  2. [S9] GRO "Mar Q [Woolwich] 1d 1465."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Bredin Family Tree - Owner: margaretthomas31.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), MAKARINI Dec 1912 862/012.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M238."
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5564 (Age 77) [par Samuel SMITH & Elizabeth HAINES] reg. Footscray."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5101-042 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell to Louisa Smith of Upper Beaconsfield Widow - C/T 6074-633.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5202 (Age 80) [par Samuel HORNER & Emma ALLEN]."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 May 1948 p2.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6074-633 - Louisa Smith died on 6th May 1948. Probate of her will has been granted to Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell of 19 Walstab Street Brighton East Married Woman.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6074-633 - Victoria Louisa Cameron Funnell of 19 Walstab Street Brighton East Married Woman.
  12. [S68] British Census Index, England "RG11 0694/63 p55."
  13. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 1960.
  14. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Brighton Cemetery."
Last Edited15 Dec 2017

Samuel Smith

M, #1973, b. 1855, d. 10 Apr 1932
ChartsDescendants of Samuel HORNER
Birth*1855 Birmingham, England. 
Marriage*4 Aug 1874Spouse: Charlotte Smith.1
 
Widower1889Samuel Smith became a widower upon the death of his wife Charlotte Smith.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelSep 1890 Sailing with Charlotte Smith, Rose Charlotte Smith, Samuel Smith, Louisa Smith, Sydney Henry Smith to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Aberdeen
Age 35.2 
Marriage*1900Spouse: Eliza Lilly Delahunty. VIC, Australia, #M6168R.1
 
Widower21 Feb 1903Samuel Smith became a widower upon the death of his wife Eliza Lilly Delahunty.1,3 
Marriage*1912Spouse: Hannah Brown. VIC, Australia, #M6747.1
 
Widower1913Samuel Smith became a widower upon the death of his wife Hannah Brown.1,3 
Marriage*1914Spouse: Louisa Horner. VIC, Australia, #M238.4
 
Death*10 Apr 1932 2 Dynon road, South Kensington, VIC, Australia, #D5564 (Age 77) [par Samuel SMITH & Elizabeth HAINES].5 
Death-Notice*12 Apr 1932SMITH.-On the 10th April at his residence, No. 2, Dynon road South Kensington, Samuel, dearly beloved husband of Louisa Smith, and loving father of Lillian (Mrs Gill), Rose (Mrs Robinson), Samuel, Louise (deceased), Sidney and Marie, aged 77 years - At rest.
SMITH.-On the 10th April at his residence No. 2, Dynon road, South Kensington, Samuel Smith, dearly loved stepfather of Queenie (Mrs Funnell, and loving grandfather of Samuel, Margery, John and Fred, aged 77 years. -Peace, perfect peace.
SMITH.-The friends of the late SAMUEL SMITH are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment.
The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence No 2 Dynon road, South Kensington, THIS DAY (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock, and proceed to St Mary's Church, Queensberry street, North Melbourne en route to the Brighton Cemetery.
ALFRED ALLISON Funeral Director head office, 221 Victoria street, Melbourne West Tel F1980.6 
Note* Mirror Paints History Originally called S. Smith & Co. p/l, we started producing paints and varnishes at in Melbourne around 1890. Mr. Sam Smith, a skilled varnish maker from Birmingham, England arrived in Melbourne to start a new life. He rented a hay and corn store at Browns Hill from a Mrs. Radcliffe. The area is now known as Dynon Road, South Kensington where the present factory is located. Sam, a skilled varnish maker and gum runner, began producing a range of varnishes, driers and oil based paints. The manufacture of pigments such as Chrome Yellows, Prussian Blue, Chrome Green and Carbon Black continued until the late 1950’s. Varnish and resin making was by open pot method over open hearth furnaces up until about the same time. Sam Smith passed on in the 1930’s handing down the business to two members of his family, Sam Jnr. and Victoria. By the 1960’s a wide range of coatings were being produced. Industrial paints included epoxies, polyurethanes, chlorinated rubbers and many speciality coatings. The architectural range (house paint) included alkyd enamels, acrylics, vinyls and membrane paints.
It was around that time Victoria’s son, Fred Funnell took over the Family business. Fred’s management saw the company succeed through the tremendous social and economic changes of the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. That time also saw a great diversification in the type of products we sold. The shop now carried a selection of swimming pool chemicals and hydroponics.
Fred’s son, Peter has now been running the business since the mid 1990’s and is determined to see it prosper for another century.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Swamp Road, Kensington, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: varnish maker.8
1909Dynon Road, Kensington, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: varnish maker.9
1914Dynon Road, Kensington, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: varnish maker. With Louisa Smith.9

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia10
  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia

Family 1

Charlotte Smith b. 1852, d. 1889
Child 1.Sydney Henry Smith b. 1886, d. 28 Oct 1946

Family 2

Eliza Lilly Delahunty b. 1871, d. 21 Feb 1903
Child 1.Catherine 'Marie' Smith+ b. 28 Dec 1900, d. 10 Jan 1958

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Jun 1932, WILLS AND ESTATES. Samuel Smith, varnish manufacturer, of Dynon road, South Kensington, who died on April 10, left by will dated April 15, 1931, real estate of a gross value of £6,580 and personal property of a gross value of £4,867 to his wife and children, with gifts to employees who had been in his employ for the years at the time of testator's death.11

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Baker Family Tree - Owner: johnbaker8.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B535/002.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M238."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5564 (Age 77) [par Samuel SMITH & Elizabeth HAINES] reg. Footscray."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Apr 1932 p1.
  7. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.mirrorpaints.com.au/about-us/about-us.html
    see photographs of paint making there.
  8. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  9. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Bredin Family Tree - Owner: margaretthomas31.
  10. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Brighton Cemetery."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1932, p6.
Last Edited13 Apr 2016

George Pritchard Harvey Wilson

M, #1979, b. 10 Mar 1918, d. 30 Nov 2003
Father*George Lindsay Wilson b. 2 Feb 1867, d. 1 Jan 1943
Mother*Maria Pritchard b. 1879, d. 8 Apr 1968
Note* George was living at 'Wilson House' on part of the original property originally settled by his grandfather in 1854.1 
Birth*10 Mar 1918 Numba, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B8658.2 
Birth-Notice*19 Mar 1918WILSON.—On the 10th March, at "Numba," Berwick, the wife of G. L. Wilson—a son.3 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jun 1945DUFF—WILSON. — The marriage of Fay, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Hobart Duff, Balvenie, Struan street, Toorak, to George P. H. Wilson (ex-A.I.F.), only son of Mrs. G. L. Wilson, of Numba, Berwick, and the late Mr. Wilson, will take place this evening at St. John's Church, Toorak, at 7 o'clock.4 
Marriage*2 Jun 1945Spouse: Fay Hobart Duff. St John's Church, Toorak, VIC, Australia.4
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac12 Aug 1948 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 13). Transfer from Arthur Francis James Funnell to Keith Stuart Andrews George Pritchard Harvey Wilson. 5a 0r 33 9/10p.5 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac8 Dec 1949 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 13). Transfer from Keith Stuart Andrews George Pritchard Harvey Wilson to Arthur George Billing. 5a 0r 33 9/10p. The Billings paid £125.6,7 
Widower25 Feb 2000George Pritchard Harvey Wilson became a widower upon the death of his wife Fay Hobart Wilson
Death*30 Nov 2003 Berwick, VIC, Australia, Age 85.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: grazier.9
1954Wilson House, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: grazier. With Fay Hobart Wilson.10
198096 Harkaway Road, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: grazier. With Fay Hobart Wilson.11

Grave

  • Plot 5-274-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, WILSON In loving memory of Fay Hobart 16.12.1920 - 25.2.2000, wife of George Pritchard Harvey C.M.G. mother of David, Jamie, Anne.
    Also the Above George 10.3.1918 - 30.10.2003. Loved and remembered.8

Newspaper-Articles

  • Dec 2003, George Pritchard Harvey Wilson. Bom: 18/3/1918 Died: 30/10/2003
    The Wilson family came to Australia from Fintona in Ireland and first settled in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton. Georges grandfather James Wilson and his brother William, bought land at Berwick at the first land sale held at Dunbars Hotel in Dandenong on 20 January 1854. George was still living at "Wilson House" on part of the original property when he died.
    George Wilson was born at Berwick, Victoria on 18 March 1918, the third generation of the pioneering Wilson family to reside on the same 550 acres property originally settled by his grandfather in 1854.
    Educated at Melbourne and Geelong Grammar Schools, he followed the family tradition of farming. At his Berwick property he ran two dairy herds, a Poll Hereford commercial beef herd and a Stud Dorset Horn Sheep flock.
    Throughout his life, George Wilson has been an early adopter of farming techniques, particularly in the area of fodder conservation, with two of his share-farmers having won awards in this area and in farm management.
    It was little wonder then that he was the first Victorian to win a Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 1952. He travelled by ship to the U.K. with Pat Meredith from Tasmania who became a life long friend. His scholarship was to study beef and general farming in the UK and Europe. Up until his death his farming interests have been Beef Cattle, Pasture Management and Dairy Farming.
    Nuffield Farming Scholarships in Australia and some other British Commonwealth countries were funded by the Nuffield Foundation in London from 1950 to 1976. Prior to this date George Wilson worked tirelessly to raise money in Australia to keep the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Scheme going.
    The Australian Nuffield Farming Scholars Association was established with George Wilson as its first Chairman, a position he held from 1973 to 1989.
    George Wilson with the help of a small committee organised the first World Nuffield Conference in Australia centred in Melbourne, with the pre conference tours in Western Victoria. Largely due to Georges enthusiasm and drive the conference was a great success.
    Quoting from Brian Morleys obituary in the Age Newspaper on the 26 November 2003, "He was a remarkable man - an imposing figure who commanded respect and was warm in his regard for others. He was a man of achievements and rarely took on a cause that he could not deliver".
    In 1986 he was made a Life Member of the Australian Nuffield Farming Scholars Association and three years later the UK Nuffield Farming Trust made him an Honorary Trustee - the first person outside the UK to be recognised. Nuffield Australia and world wide owes a lot for its success to George Wilson.
    Just after the death of Sir Winston Churchill, George Wilson was amongst a number of Australians to help raise money for what is now known as the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. This door knock raised 4.2 million dollars and George was extremely proud of the fact that a large portion of this came from rural people. For many years he served on the Primary Industries selection Panel in Victoria.
    George was a third generation Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Councillor. His grandfather, James Wilson, joined the RAS of V in 1902 and served until 1910. He was succeeded by his son, George's father, who became a Trustee and Vice President. George Wilson was elected to the Council in July 1950. He became a Vice President in 1957 and President in 1964. At the age of forty six he was the youngest President on record. He was President for nine years - the second longest term held by a President.
    It is interesting to note that when he took over as President a lot of commercial farmers and some academics were becoming very critical of show standards - what's changed.
    Prior to his Presidency attendance had been about 680,000 and during the next nine years they rose to 916.000 an increase of 33%. During the same period he increased animal and commercial entries from 27000 to 31000.
    George was a life member of the RAS of V. appointed a Trustee in 1968 and a Life Councillor in 1970. He sat on many committees, including the Farm Management, which he chaired for thirty years. In 1955 he was responsible for the introduction of a modern Diary Pavilion at the Royal Show. George exhibited Shropshire and Dorset Horn sheep, Kelpie sheep dogs and chooks at the Royal Melbourne Show.
    George was awarded a C.M.G. in the Queens Birthday Honours List in June 1966 - for services to Agriculture.
    From 1942 - 45 George served as a Lieutenant in the 13th Armoured Regiment A.I.F. which was formed out of the 13th Lighthorses.
    The Wilson Family were wonderful philanthropists, contributing greatly to the development of the Berwick township and district. In 1962 George and Fay donated the original one acre Wilson House Homestead site and their wonderful Moreton Bay Fig Tree to the people of Berwick as well as additional land to the Berwick Bowling Club. Again in 1972 George and Fay gifted an area of 43 acres of their Berwick property to the then Shire of Berwick which has since been developed into parkland known as the Wilson Botanic Park.
    Just prior to his death George was notified that the Berwick Primary School No 40. site, that he and others in the community had worked hard to save and had contributed money to, was to be saved as an historical area. George was delighted.
    Some of Georges other activities included the Berwick & District Agricultural/Horticultural Society, serving two terms as President. President and Life Member of the Dandenong Agricultural and Historical Society. He served on the Victorian Inland Meat Authority for eight years and in 1970 was Chairman for four years. George was a member of the Monash University Council and the Victorian Economic Development Corporation.
    In June 1945 George married Fay, daughter of WV Robert Duff. They had two sons and a daughter. Fay pre deceased George and he is survived by his sons David and Jamie and daughter Anne Wimmers and their nine children.
    George will be sadly missed by all of us who have known him over the years.12

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wilson Family Tree 2006 - Owner: srwilson1965.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Mar 1918, p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jun 1945, p12.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3864-735 - Keith Stuart Andrews of "Blairgowrie" Berwick Poultry Farmer and George Pritchard Harvey Wilson of "Wilson House" Berwick Grazier - joint proprietors - C/T 7151-071.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7151-071 - Arthur George Billing of 15 Berkeley Street Hawthorn Executive.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1948-49: NAV £1, sold 18 Aug 1949 to Arthur Billing.
  8. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-274-A     Wilson     Fay Hobart F     79     29/02/2000     2866
    5-274-A     Wilson     George     M     85     6/11/2003     3245.
  9. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  10. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  11. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Nuffield Bulletin, Dec 2003, p2 written by W. Robert R Beggs A.M.
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George Preston

M, #1980, b. 26 Feb 1913, d. 11 Feb 1987
Birth*26 Feb 1913 St Kilda, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1937Spouse: Gladys Mary Binding. VIC, Australia, #M10962.2
 
Military*22 May 1940Enlisted for military service: Australian Army Service Number VX16205 - Date of Discharge 9 Oct 1945 - Rank Lance Sergeant - Posting at Discharge 2/4 Field Regiment.3 
Land-UBeac*29 Mar 1950 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 27), 34 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from Reginald George Barnes to George Preston.4 
Death*11 Feb 1987 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D3676 (Age 73) [par Amos Victor PRESTON & Florence Emily MILLER].5 
Village Bell*Mar 1987The article reads: George Preston died on 11th February after a short illness. He will be remembered for many things - for his sporting prowess in football, tennis, golf and cricket; for his dedicated service to Montuna Golf Club, to RSL and Lodge members, for his love for his family and friends and his help to many people throughout his life. Our thoughts go to his widow, Mrs Gladys Preston and his children and grandchildren. This community was the richer for his life and work.6 
Land-Note*9 Dec 1987 George Preston died on 11/2/87. Probate of his will has been granted to Gladys Mary Preston of Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1942 - 1954St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Gladys Mary Binding.8
1963Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Gladys Mary Preston.9
1977Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Gladys Mary Preston.9

Grave

  • Plot 7-354, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Dec 1961, BEREAVEMENT NOTICE
    Mrs. R. C. Sims, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sims, Springvale, Mr. and Mrs. G. Preston and family, Beaconsfield Upper, wish to thank all kind friends and relatives for their help, cards, telephone and personal messages of sympathy. In the recent sad loss of their loved one, Raymond Charles Sims. Will all please accept this as our personal thanks, as tributes were too numerous to answer.11

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      PRESTON, GEORGE
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX16205
    Date of Birth      26 Feb 1913
    Place of Birth      ST KILDA, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      22 May 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      CAULFIELD, VIC
    Next of Kin      PRESTON, GLADYS
    Date of Discharge      9 Oct 1945
    Rank      Lance Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge      2/4 Field Regiment
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5617-258 - George Preston of Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield Grader Driver.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D3676 birthplace St Kilda."
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "055-1987 p4 by Ray Ratcliff."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5617-258 - George Preston died on 11/2/87. Probate of his will has been granted to Gladys Mary Preston of Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield.
  8. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1942, also 1954."
  9. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  10. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    7-354 Preston George M 4/10/2000 3008.
  11. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "21 Dec 1961, p10."
Last Edited25 Jan 2017