Maurice Joseph Martel

M, #1987, b. 17 Dec 1914, d. 17 Mar 1942
Father*Charles Louis Martel b. 15 Jul 1886, d. 16 Aug 1967
Mother*Australia Kath Adele Wye b. 31 Mar 1885, d. 2 Jan 1938
Education* Martel Maurice Joseph 17 December 1914 to 17 March 1942. At Scotch College 1927-1931.1 
Birth*17 Dec 1914 Sydney, NSW, Australia. 
Military*18 Aug 1940Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 400373 - Date of Death 17 Mar 1942 - Rank Flying Officer - Posting on Death 1 DEPOT - Roll of Honour UPPER BEACONSFIELD.2 
Death*17 Mar 1942 Wick, Scotland, MARTEL Maurice Joseph - (Flying Officer); Service Number - 400373; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Hudson; Place - Wick, Scotland; Date - 17 March 1942.3 
MilitaryEnlisted for military service: RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND MISSING WITH NO KNOWN GRAVE.
400373 Flying Officer MARTEL, Maurice Joseph
Source:
NAA: A705, 163/44/132
Aircraft Type: Hudson
Serial number: AM 776
Radio call sign:
Unit: 698 Sqn RAF
Summary:
Hudson AM 776 of No 608 (North Riding) Sqn RAF, took off from RAF Station Wick,
Caithness, Scotland at 1445K hours on 17 March 1942 to carry out a Stander patrol.
Nothing was seen or heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base.
Two hours after the aircraft was due back at base a fighter plot which faded six miles
south of Wick, may possibly have referred to AM 776. A search of the area where the
aircraft might have come down was fully covered but was unsuccessful.
Crew:
RAAF 400373 FO Martel, M J (Pilot)
RAF Flt Sgt Routledge, J W (Observer)
RAF Sgt Evans, G G A (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
RAF Sgt Marshall, A J (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
In 1949 it was recorded that FO Martel and crew were lost at sea.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Mon Desir, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: woolbuyer. With Charles Louis Martel and Stella Rose Myers.5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Aug 1939, WOOL POSITION SOUND
    The wool position was still very sound, and would remain so as long as the political situation was steady, according to Mr. Maurice Martel, a wool buyer for the firm of Prouvost-Lefebre, Roubaix (France), and Melbourne, when he returned to Melbourne last night on the Otranto. Synthetic wool was not a significant factor in the situation, and, on the whole, a slight rise was to be anticipated, he said. Mr. Martel has been studying the wool trade in England and France.6

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://oscanet.com.au/#worldwarii%28m-z%29
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name MARTEL, MAURICE JOSEPH
    Service Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number 400373
    Date of Birth 17 Dec 1914
    Place of Birth SYDNEY, NSW
    Date of Enlistment 18 Aug 1940
    Locality on Enlistment Unknown
    Place of Enlistment MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin MARTEL, CHARLES
    Date of Death 17 Mar 1942
    Rank Flying Officer
    Posting on Death 1 DEPOT
    Roll of Honour UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, MARTEL Maurice Joseph - (Flying Officer); Service Number - 400373; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Hudson; Place - Wick, Scotland; Date - 17 March 1942.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/pdf/…
    p298 (p314 in pdf).
  5. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Aug 1939, p4.
Last Edited16 Nov 2015

Ethel Maud Ramage

F, #1999, b. 10 Feb 1890, d. 17 Dec 1961
Father*James Ramage b. 1854, d. 4 Oct 1928
Mother*Janet Jemima Robina Dickson b. 1857, d. 22 Jan 1935
Married NameBlack. 
Birth*10 Feb 1890 Pakenham Upper, VIC, Australia, #B15968.1,2 
Marriage-Notice*22 Jun 1917A wedding is announced for 28th inst. between Miss E. Ramage, third daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Ramage, and Mr T. F. Black, second son of Mr and Mrs T. M. Black, both of Pakenham Upper.3 
Marriage*29 Jun 1917 Spouse: Thomas Fergus Black. VIC, Australia, #M3280.1,4
 
Death*17 Dec 1961 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D23704 (Age 71.)1 
Death-Notice*18 Dec 1961BLACK.—On December 17, at her home, Upper Beaconsfield, Ethel Maud, beloved wife of Thomas Fergus, and loving mother of Ethel (Mrs Peart), Bruce, Grace, May (Mrs Witham) and Anne.
BLACK.—On December 17, at her home, Upper Beaconsfield, Ethel Maud, loving mother of May, mother-in-law of Bob Witham, loved grandmother of Julie and Debra.
BLACK.—On December 17, at her home, Upper Beaconsfield, Ethel Maud, loving mother of Ethel, mother-in-law of Joe Peart, loved grandmother of Janice and Kenneth.
BLACK.—The friends of the late Mrs ETHEL MAUD BLACK, of Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield are notified that her Funeral will leave our parlors, 10 Walker Street, Dandenong, tomorrow after a service to commence at 9.50 a.m. for the Springvale Crematorium.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1934 - 1949Fairview, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Fergus Black.6,7,8,9,10,11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jul 1917, Pakenham Upper News.
    A pretty wedding was celebrated here on the 28th ult., the contracting parties being Miss E. M. Ramage and Mr T. F. Black, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. W. Murray, of Berwick. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a dress of white crepe-de-chine, pinafore style, over white ninon, with shadow lace under blouse, with a train trimmed with orange blossom, and a lovely veil and wreath of orange blossom. The bride carried a very pretty artificial bouquet of white flowers and streamers. The first bridesmaid (Miss Sims) wore a dress of white crepe-de-chine trimmed with lace and carried a very pretty bouquet.
    Two little bridesmaids (Miss B. Carter and Miss Vera Unwin) wore white shadow lace over pink silk, with pink sashes, and carried very pretty bouquets of pink and white flowers and pink streamers. Private W. M. Black, brother of bridegroom, acted as best man. After the ceremony the guests, numbering 44, sat down to an excellent breakfast, at the conclusion of which the usual toasts were honored, with the addition of "Our Boys at the Front." The happy couple, amidst a shower of confetti and good wishes left by motor for Melbourne, en route for Bayswater, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The bride's travelling dress was a navy blue costume with pretty hat to match. The numerous presents were handsome and useful.12
  • 21 Dec 1961, Death of Highly Esteemed Beaconsfield Upper Resident
    With much regret we record the fact that Mrs. Ethel Maud Black, wife of Mr. T. F. Black, of Beaconsfield Upper, passed away at her home on December 17th. Mrs Black had resided in the district for many years and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. We join in extending sympathy to her husband, son (Bruce) and daughters Ethel (Mrs. Peart), Grace, May (Mrs. Witham) and Anne; and to her brothers Mr. Robert Ramage, of Pakenham, and Mr. David Ramage, (Sydney) and sister (Mrs. Unwin, Toora). The funeral, which was largely attended, took place at Springvale Crematorium on Tuesday morning.13

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Info from Judy GREEN - decendant."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "22 Jun 1917, p2."
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 18 Dec 1961, p10.
  6. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934 "Ethel BLACK's address as Dewhurst, Bruce's as Fairview Upper Beaconsfield."
  7. [S135] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1935.
  8. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  12. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "6 Jul 1917, p2."
  13. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "21 Dec 1961, p10."
Last Edited27 Jun 2017

Henry Brind

M, #2000, b. 1832, d. 23 Dec 1906
Father*John Brind
Mother*Mary Hanslow
Birth*1832 Wiltshire, England.1 
Marriage*19 Apr 1864 Spouse: Hester Bennett Goodfellow. St Peter's Church of England, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1347.2
Note*bt 1866 - 1876 Hester Bennett Goodfellow 7 children with Hester - 4 died in infancy/childhood.3 
Land-UBeac*1877Henry Brind selected land from the Crown. PAK-220. 19a 3r 38p - Land File 79/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 5036 7/3/1879 Upset £1/ac Valued £56 5s. Selected by H. BRIND on 7 Mar 1879.4 
WidowerNov 1878He became a widower upon the death of his wife Hester Bennett Goodfellow.3 
Land-UBeac*7 Mar 1879 PAK-220. Transfer from Henry Brind to George Frederick Brind. 19a 3r 38p (Crown Grant to G F Brind 8 Jul 1879.)5 
Marriage*5 Oct 1881 Spouse: Carol Ann Thomas. St Peter's Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4522.3,6
Note*bt 1882 - 1884 Carol Ann Thomas 2 children with Carol.3 
Death*23 Dec 1906 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D11695 (Age 74) [par John BRIND & Mary HANSLOW].1 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D11695 (Age 74) [par John BRIND & Mary HANSLOW]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1347."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3911
    79/49 HENRY BRIND PAKENHAM 220 19--3--38. 1877 - 1879.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1115-854 - George Frederick Brind of Melbourne Warehouseman.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Marriages, 1848-1955 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
    Description: Series 02, Register 1878-1883; Reference Number: M2/12.
Last Edited13 Dec 2016

Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown

M, #2003, b. 1858, d. 4 May 1930
Enos Glazier 'Bert' BROWN
(1858-1930)
Birth*1858 NSW, Australia. [par Robert BUTLER & Mercy GLAZIER]1 
Marriage*30 May 1885 Spouse: Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens. The Manse Presbytery, Young, NSW, Australia, #M7566/1885.2
 
Land-Note*a 1896 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10): Enos Brown was another lessee of Ben Eay. With his family he lived there probably until the house was sold to the Fowlers. For some time Ben Eay was used as a guest house during his tenancy. 
Land-UBeac17 Jul 1919 PAK-71 l/p 7129 (part). Transfer from Archibald Osbourne Lewis Edmund Thomas Luke to Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown.3 
Widower21 Oct 1923He became a widower upon the death of his wife Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens.4 
Death*4 May 1930 10 Victoria Terrace, Western Beach, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D5331 (age 71) [par Michael BROWN & Mercy].1 
Death-Notice*7 May 1930BROWN. - On the 4th May, at the residence of his daughter (Mrs. A. Suters), 10 Victoria terrace W., Western Beach, Geelong, Enos Brown, loved husband of the late Lavinia, loving father of Albert Enos (W.A.), Effie (Mrs. Stewart), Percy, Florence (Mrs. Suters), aged 71 years, late of Beaconsfield. (Interred privately at Geelong.) At rest.5 
Probate (Will)* 234/780. Gent. Beaconsfield.6 
Land-UBeac*16 Dec 1930 PAK-71 l/p 7129 (part). Transfer from Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown to Percy Geach Brown Florence Hillier Suters.7 
Land-UBeac*16 Dec 1930 PAK-71 l/p 7129 (part). Transfer from Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown to Eva Evaline Brown.8 
Village Bell*Apr 1994The article reads: Hearsay History: “Ben Eay” below the Church, later “Kyogle”, was the home of Bert Brown. Enos Brown appears in old records.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener. With Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Brown.10,11,12,13
bt 1912 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener (Minnie listed in Berwick). With Enos Anthony Edwin Brown.14,15,16
bt 1914 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener (Minnie not listed in UB).16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28

Family

Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens b. 1856, d. 21 Oct 1923
Children 1.James Albert Ernest Brown b. Mar 1886, d. 1966
 2.Enos Anthony Edwin Brown b. 1888, d. 1968
 3.Effie Muriel Brown b. 1891, d. 22 Jan 1957
 4.Percy Geach Brown+ b. 31 Oct 1895, d. 1983
 5.Florence Hillier Brown b. 1898, d. 1979

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jun 1900, Berwick Police Court. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30. Before Mr. Cresswell, P.M., and Mr. James Wilson. J.P.
    Mounted-Constable Steele v. Enos Brown, for neglecting to send his children Enos and Effie Brown to school during quarter ending 31st March. Fined 2s. 6d. in each case, in default 12 hours imprisonment.29
  • 24 Dec 1904, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7. At Half-past Four. On the Ground, UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
    HANSEN and Co. have received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, as above (through their auctioneer, LAMB SMITH), That well-known country residence, "BEN EAY," built under supervision of W. Law, architect, containing drawingroom, diningroom, 7 bedrooms (some with wardrobes), bathroom, kitchen, scullery, cellar, storeroom, man's room, coachhouse, cowshed, fowlhouse, and occupying perhaps the most CHARMING POSITION in Upper Beaconsfield, eminently suited for a gentleman's home or boarding- house, near P.O., store, hall, &c; land, containing 12½ acres, laid out in fruit and flower garden, grass paddock, &c.
    Magnificent views over land and sea. Delightful climate in summer and winter.
    The vendor, now residing in an adjoining state, is anxious to sell. No reasonable offer will be refused. Cash or terms. Further particulars Hansen and Co., 72 Elizabeth-street.30

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5331 (age 71) [par Michael BROWN & Mercy]."
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3767-324 - Archibald Osbourne Lewis and Edmund Thomas Luke to Enos Brown of Beaconsfield Gardener - C/T 4227-337.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15724 (age 67) [par Francis STEPHENS & Elsie TAYLOR]."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 May 1930, p1.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2091;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 822.     
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4227-337 Enos Brown died 4 May 1930 probate granted to Albert Brown of 66 Orrong Crescent Caulfield salesman - one part of the land sold to Percy Brown of Pakenham Baker and Florrie Suters of Latrobe Terrace Geelong Married Woman as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 5723-403.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4227-337 Enos Brown died 4 May 1930 probate granted to Albert Brown of 66 Orrong Crescent Caulfield salesman - one part of the land sold to Eva Brown of 2 Princes Street Caulfield Married Woman - C/T 5723-402.
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 97 - Apr 1994, p11 by John Milligan."
  10. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  11. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  12. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912 "Minnie possibly listed in Berwick as Emma Lavinia BROWN."
  15. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  16. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  17. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  18. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  19. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  20. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  21. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  22. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  23. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  24. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  25. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  26. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  27. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  28. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  29. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 6 Jun 1900, p2.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Dec 1904, p2.
Last Edited26 Dec 2015

Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens

F, #2004, b. 1856, d. 21 Oct 1923
Married NameBrown. 
Birth*1856 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B1048 [par Francis Geach STEPHENS & Alice TAYLOR].1 
Marriage*30 May 1885 Spouse: Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown. The Manse Presbytery, Young, NSW, Australia, #M7566/1885.2
 
Death*21 Oct 1923 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D15724 (age 67) [par Francis STEPHENS & Elsie TAYLOR].3 
Death-Notice*24 Oct 1923BROWN. -On the 21st October (suddenly), Minnie Lavenia, dearly beloved wife of Enos Brown, Beaconsfield and loving mother of Albert, Enos, Effie (Mrs. Stewart) and Florence. (Privately interred Brighton Cemetery. )
He giveth His beloved sleep.4 
Probate (Will)*14 Nov 1923 191/546. Married. Beaconsfield. Admin.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown.6,7,8,9
bt 1912 - 1913Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Emma Lavinia BROWN).10,11

Family

Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown b. 1858, d. 4 May 1930
Children 1.James Albert Ernest Brown b. Mar 1886, d. 1966
 2.Enos Anthony Edwin Brown b. 1888, d. 1968
 3.Effie Muriel Brown b. 1891, d. 22 Jan 1957
 4.Percy Geach Brown+ b. 31 Oct 1895, d. 1983
 5.Florence Hillier Brown b. 1898, d. 1979

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Mar 1901, BEACONSFIELD HEIGHTS.-Comfortable ACCOMMODATION, visitors receive every attention, scenery unsurpassed; from 25/. Mrs. M. L. Brown.12
  • 22 Nov 1902, BEN-EAY, Beaconsfield Hills, ideal health resort, superior Home, visitors, comfort and attention. Mrs M. L. Brown13

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "mother's name in siblings' birth as Alice Hillier TAYLOR."
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15724 (age 67) [par Francis STEPHENS & Elsie TAYLOR]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Oct 1923 p1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1366;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 681.     
  6. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  7. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912 "Minnie possibly listed in Berwick as Emma Lavinia BROWN."
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Mar 1901, p12.
  13. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 22 Nov 1902, p15.
Last Edited24 Oct 2016

Mabel Victoria Whittaker

F, #2007, b. 1888, d. 12 Nov 1970
Probate (Will)* Mabel V Hayball. Widow. Black Rock. 12 Nov 1970. 717/060.1 
Married NameHayball. 
Birth*1888 Maryborough, VIC, Australia, #B22212.2 
Marriage*15 Mar 1911 Spouse: Robert 'Roy' Hayball. St Matthew's Church, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #489.3
 
Marriage-Notice*13 May 1911HAYBALL - WHITTAKER. - On the 15th March, at St Matthew's Church of England, Prahran, by the Rev W C T Stone, Robert, elder son of Robert Hayball, of Brighton, to Mabel Victoria, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Whittaker, of Maryborough. At home Friday, 19th May...-street, Brighton.4 
Residence*27 Nov 1918 The Steyne, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, used this address in correspondence with military 27 Nov 1918 & 1 May 1919.5 
Land-UBeac*28 Jul 1924 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), Crail. Transfer from Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr to Mabel Victoria Hayball. 3a 0r 26 2/10p (Caveat lodged 15 Jun 1921.)6 
Land-UBeac*1 Jun 1942 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part) Crail, 41 Salisbury Road. Transfer from Mabel Victoria Hayball to Alice Lester Taubman.7 
Land-UBeac*9 Apr 1952 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part). Transfer from Mabel Victoria Hayball to Percy Gordon Fisher. 2a 2r 39p.8 
Widow20 Sep 1958Mabel Victoria Whittaker became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert 'Roy' Hayball.9 
Death*12 Nov 1970 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D27599 (Age 82) [par Thomas WHITTAKER & Mary Anne BOWMAN].9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1922 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert 'Roy' Hayball.10,11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Dec 1920, BEACONSFIELD Upper.-"Crail," a 6-r. House, kit, bath, &c., fruit trees, and about 3 ac. land for Sale now. Russell, estate agent.12
  • 14 Mar 1936, SILVER WEDDING.
    HAYBALL—WHITTAKER.—On the 15th March, 1911, at St. Matthew's Church of England, Prahran, by the Rev. C. T. Storrs, Robert (Roy) Hayball, of Brighton, to Mabel Victoria Whittaker, of Maryborough. (Present address, 160 Esplanade, Middle Brighton.)13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 1009; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 172.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 May 1911, p13.
  5. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, see military file.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2967-228 - Mabel Victoria Hayball of "Crail" Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2967-228 - Alice Lester Taubman of 35 Royal Avenue Sandringham Married Woman - C/T 6604-732 (land containing 'Crail').
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2967-228 - Percy Gordon Fisher of 217 Dandenong Road Windsor Estate Agent - C/T 7724-096.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Dec 1920, p14.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Mar 1936, p17.
Last Edited6 Jun 2018

John Milne

M, #2008, b. 1839, d. 21 Nov 1892

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

Publican at Cardinia Park Hotel, Beaconsfield.
Birth*1839 Aberdeen, Scotland.1,2 
Marriage*1861 Spouse: Harriet Irwin. VIC, Australia, #M166.3
 
Widower1871John Milne became a widower upon the death of his wife Harriet Irwin.3 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be,
Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford
David Crichton
David Smyth
William D Nash
John Milne
Patrick Kennedy
Henry Lawes
George Taylor
Charles Alexander
John Sharples
Alfred G Shorthouse
Robert Booth
Anne Stredder
David Glenn
William McCraw
John Modral
Iden Henham jun
Jno H Hinds
Thos. C Hyde
William Modral
Robert Muir
George Miller
S Paternoster.4 
Marriage*1884 Spouse: Ann Somers. VIC, Australia, #M825 as Ann SUMMERS.5
 
Land-UBeac*b May 1884John Milne selected land from the Crown. PAK-76. 61a 2r 30p - Land File 3140/19.20
Selected by J. MILNE. Crown grant 29 Oct 1886.6,7 
Land-Note*27 May 1884 PAK-76: Mortgagee: The Australian Economic Bank Limited - discharged 7 Nov 1884. Mortgagor was John Milne.8 
Land-UBeac*10 Sep 1886 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B (part). Transfer from David Boyd to John Milne. 207a 0r 14p (balance of land.)9 
Land-UBeac*10 Sep 1887 PAK-76 (former govt road). Transfer from Country Roads Board to John Milne. 1a 8 9/10p, being part of a Government road.10 
Land-Note8 Nov 1887 PAK-76: Mortgagee: The City of Melbourne Building Society - discharged 3 Nov 1888. Mortgagor was John Milne.11 
Land-Berwick*12 Jul 1888 BER-26A. Transfer from William Atkins Dalton to John Milne.12 
Land-UBeac*3 Nov 1888 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B (part). Transfer from John Milne to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb. 207a 0r 14p (balance of land.)13 
Land-Note11 Mar 1889 PAK-76: Mortgagee: Arthur Bonville Were and Edward Littlejohn Backhouse - discharged 11 Jul 1890. Mortgagor was John Milne.14 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac30 Jul 1889 PAK-57A (part) + PAK-58B (part). Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb to Ann Milne John Milne. 5a 2r 36p.15 
Land-UBeac21 Feb 1890 PAK-1A l/p 2805 Lots 50.52.53. Transfer from John Thomas Ellison, James Peter McGregor, Arthur Thomas Medcalf Johnson, Charles Bartlett Duncan to John Milne. Transfer No 273751.16 
Land-UBeac15 May 1890 PAK-1A l/p 2805 Lot 44. Transfer from John Thomas Ellison, James Peter McGregor, Arthur Thomas Medcalf Johnson, Charles Bartlett Duncan to John Milne. Transfer No 279625.17 
Land-Note*11 Jul 1890 PAK-76: Mortgagee: John Gull Johnson. Not discharged - foreclosed. Mortgagor was John Milne.18 
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.19 
Land-Berwick*13 Apr 1892 BER-26A. Transfer from John Milne to Ann Milne.20 
Land-Note13 Apr 1892 PAK-1A l/p 2805 (Lots 44.50.52.53): Mortgagee: Ann Milne. Mortgage No 134002- not discharged.. Mortgagor was John Milne.21 
Land-Note13 Apr 1892 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 21.33.34.36) also PAK-76 (former road): Mortgagee: Ann Milne. Not discharged. Mortgagor was John Milne.22,23 
Land-Note*31 May 1892 Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Ann and John Milne take out a mortgage with the Commercial Bank, which is discharged at the conclusion of John Milne's probate on 15 Jan 1895, when Ann Milne appears to become sole proprietor.. Mortgagor was John Milne Ann Milne.24 
Death*21 Nov 1892 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D12888 (Age 53) [par Alex MILNE & Jane KEITH].1 
Land-UBeaca 21 Nov 1892 PAK-1A l/p 2805( Lots 44.50.52.53). Transfer from John Milne to Ann Milne.25 
Probate (Will)*13 Feb 1894 John Milne. Hotelkeeper. Beaconsfield. 21 Nov 1892. 54/066. Admin. Owned no real estate.26 
Land-UBeac*15 Jan 1895 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 21.33.34.36). Transfer from John Milne to Ann Milne. 1a 0r 28 3/10p.27 
Land-UBeac*b 27 Jun 1903 PAK-76. Transfer from John Milne to John Gull Johnson. 61a 2r 30p.28 
Land-Note*30 Sep 1920 Lang Lang: Mortgagee: Elizabeth Somers. Mortgages - The deceased held as mortgagee in possession parts of Crown Allotments 68 and 78 Parish of Lang Lang County of Mornington containing 3 acres 2 roods and 26 perches the Mortgagor John Milne is deceased and had no other land, the amount owing upon the Mortgage is £541 of which sum £501 is considered a bad debt the value of the land is now £40.. Mortgagor was John Milne.29 

Grave

  • Plot 5-035-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia30

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Jul 1887, CARDINIA PARK HOTEL, BEACONSFIELD, JOHN MILNE begs to inform the inhabitants of Beaconsfield that he has now opened his New Hotel, and can supply every accommodation at moderate rates. Wines and Spirits of the Best Quality. Fishing and Shooting in Abundance.
    The Proprietor wishes to inform Builders and others that he will supply Bricks and Sand at moderate charges and guarantees good quality. A TRIAL SOLICITED. J. MILNE, Proprietor.31
  • 27 Jul 1887, A Trip to Beaconsfield
    Last week one of our representatives paid a visit to the Cardinia Park Hotel, Beaconsfield, kept by John Milne. Leaving Dandenong by the 3.30 train, there is nothing to attract notice, except immense sheets of water, between Hallam's Road and Narre Warren. Alighting from the train at Beaconsfield station the visitor is saluted with a heavy shower of rain, and I look round to see if I can find any good Samaritan, and fortunately an old friend is exposed to view, in the person of Mr Glismann, who is always ready with his faithful 'Tommy" to carry the pleasure seekers to the sylvan dales and alpine altitudes of that thriving township.
    After a few cursory remarks about the weather, Mr Glismann invites me to take a seat in his wagonette, which is gladly accepted as a shield against the storm, which is raging fitfully all around. After about a quarter of an hours travelling we pass the palatial residence of Mrs Armytage, better known as "Holm Park" with its lofty abutments facing the "Cardinia Park" and standing as a paradigm of the future of Beaconsfield. This place previously belonged to Andrew Keating, who twenty-seven years ago migrated from Collingwood and set to work to claim this primeval waste, which was then completely covered with water and ti-tree scrub. We then pass Mr Anderson's residence, about a mile further on, who is also going in for improvements. Another half mile over, and the Cardinia Park hotel is reached. The building which is of brick, stands on the corner of the Berwick and Beaconsfield roads, and about three miles from the Beaconsfield railway station.
    On being introduced to Host Milne, we are admitted through a large hall door into the private parlour, when a good view of the interior is placed before us. On each side of the hall door and over the fanlight, large bunches of hops are carved in the stained glass, which the proprietor informed us, were put there as a momento to the late George Miller, who formerly owned the place and built the old wooden hotel, which preceded the present brick structure. He was the first who introduced the growing of hops in the district some twenty years ago, and for that purpose had a broad acreage reclaimed from its wild state and converted into a hop plantation, from which were taken some splendid specimens of hops, and the place, which previously was the haunt of the dingo and the kangaroo, became a place of mirth and labour, and instead of the nocturnal howling of those denizens of the forest the voices of boys and girls reverberated through the trees as they pulled the hop from its tendril and placed it in a receptacle, in which it was carried to the hop house to dry. He was also successful in obtaining several prizes and an hon. mention for his first attempt.
    Two of the houses which he built for drying the hops still remain to be seen, and since his death no enterprising person has taken any steps in the matter, nor has anyone attempted to resuscitate the declination. The proprietor then showed us through the building, which contains fourteen rooms, a kitchen, and cellar. The rooms are large and well ventilated, and the windows fastened with patented spring locks, and nothing is left undone to secure the comport of boarders and visitors, who will find comfort in the place and civility from the proprietor. On the north side of the building, and adjacent to the bar, is a large billiard room in course of erection, which will be another source of amusement.
    About 100 yards from the hotel is the Cardinia creek, where fishing and shooting is to be found in abundance, and scenery in all its rural beauty is to be found there, and the Cardinia park terminates nearly opposite the hotel.
    We then inspect the brick yards, which are about a quarter of mile from the hotel, where a good specimen of brick can be procured at a reasonable rate.
    Reece and Co. are at present employed making a large quantity of bricks and tiles which are for sale, and persons desirous of dotting the little township of Beaconsfield with villa residences cannot do better than visit the brickyard, and see for themselves, as the proprietor has on sale bricks and some splendid sand for building purposes at very cheap rates.
    And as the shades of evening were fast making their appearance, and the night promising to be by no means favourable, we returned to the hotel just in time for tea.
    During tea the conversation was principally on the bad state of the roads in and around Beaconsfield, and our old friend, of stage coach notoriety, said that during his twelve years of experience in this place, (Glismann selected 1875) he had never seen things so bad as they were at the present time, and as to the roads, why (says he) you will require a pair of horses to take a passenger on some parts of the road now. Train time is now approaching, we bid adieu to the blazing fire, kind friends and comfortable parlour to face the rain which was coming down heavily, and a drive of about half an hour brought us to the Beaconsfield railway station and after bidding my kind friend goodbye, and taking a seat in the train, in a few minutes more I was at home, after my "Trip to Beaconsfield."32
  • 3 Aug 1887, CARDINIA PARK HOTEL, BEACONSFIELD.
    JOHN MILNE begs to inform the inhabitants of Beaconsfield that he has now Opened his New Hotel, and can supply every accommodation at moderate rates.
    Wines and Spirits of the Best Quality. Fishing and Shooting in Abundance.
    The Proprietor wishes to inform Builders and others that he will supply Bricks and Sand at moderate charges and guarantees good quality.
    *A TRIAL SOLICITED*
    J. MILNE, Proprietor.33
  • 16 Jan 1889, To Brewers, Hotelbrokers, Speculators, and Investors.-TENDERS will be received at the offices of Johnson and Duncan Queens Walk Melbourne up to noon Wednesday, 23rd inst. for the PURCHASE of the GOODWILL license and Freehold of the Cardinia Park Hotel situated on the main Beaconsfield road together with stabling and all necessary outhouses, and land comprising an area of 2 acres 27 perches, more or less. Plans and specifications & c., to be seen at the above offices on and after Monday next 14th inst.34
  • 4 Oct 1890, BEACONSFIELD SAND, Best and Cleanest in Victoria.-TENDERS are INVITED for the PURCHASE of SAND LAND, convenient blocks. Apply secretary Beaconsfield Heights Estate Company, 69 Swan-street, Richmond, or Mr Milne, Cardinia park Hotel Beaconsfield, who will show the ground.35
  • 11 May 1892, Berwick Shire Council: 7 May 1892.
    From John Milne, Beaconsfield, in reference to his tender for a contract let at last meeting, and which was rejected on account of an error in same. The writer said that if the mistake had been made by any other contractor but himself it would have been rectified by the councillors. Cr. Brisbane said the letter was most insulting to the council, and was a specimen of the thanks they got for looking after the interests of the rate payers. He moved that Milne be disqualified from tendering for 12 months. The Chairman suggested that Milne receive an intimation that should he again offend in this manner he would be disqualified.-Cr. Brisbane remarked that as Milne was anything but a sensitive individual such a caution would have little effect.-Cr. Goff thought it hard that a contractor's tender should be rejected because he made a mistake in the bulk sum.--It was finally resolved, on the motion of Crs. Brisbane and Goff, that Milne be requested to apologise for his discourteous letter, failing which the council would take extreme measures.36
  • 11 Oct 1892, INSOLVENCY COURT. MONDAY, OCT. 10. (Before Mr. H. W. Macleod, Chief Clerk.) GENERAL MEETINGS. In the estates of the following insolvents general meetings were held and closed John Milne, of Beaconsfield, contractor.37
  • 2 Nov 1892, BERWICK POLICE COURT. MONDAY, 31st OCTOBER. Before Major Bartrop, P.M., and James Wilson, Esq., J.P.
    Duncan Cameron v. John Milne, wilfully damaging property belonging to plaintiff.
    Mr. Little appeared on behalf of Cameron, and Mr Thomson for defendant. The complainant's statement set forth that defendant's cattle were continually straying into a paddock rented by plaintiff, owing to the fact that defendant had pulled the fences and gates down. The latter had been warned that the cattle would be impounded, but had taken no notice of the warning.
    Duncan Cameron deposed that Milne took away the gate and opened up the fence in his paddock so that defendant's cows got in ; the gate opened into witness's paddock from the main Gembrook road. Defendant also took down a notice board (notifying that trespassing stock would be impounded) from the paddock, and threw it out on the main road. Cross-examined by Mr. Thomson: Witness did not see the defendant take the board down, but defendant admitted to witness that he had done so.
    Hugh Cameron, son of plaintiff said that he knew the defendant. Remembered 14th October. Saw defendant in the Gembrook road on that day ; he was chopping down a gate leading from his (witness's) father's paddock into the main Gembrook road. Both John Milne and his son were destroying the gate, which they placed in a paddock owned by Milne. The gate broken down was in the line of a proposed road through the properties. The road was not at all well defined, there being on one side, only about 60 or 70 yards of fencing, which was used for yoking bullocks up in.
    Wm. Brisbane, agent and auctioneer, produced the agreement between the Beaconsfield Heights Estate and Duncan Cameron for the lease of the land in question (the whole of the property, except blocks 8 and 9). Witness was secretary for the company, and could say that the company did not give Milne any right to effect carriage way through the land.
    Cross-examined by Mr. Thomson : The company never leased the land to Milne. This concluded the case for the plaintiff.
    John Milne, licensee of the Cardinia Park Hotel, said he had always been under the impression that there was a road through the property. Witness put the gate up, and thought he had a right is to take it down.
    The Bench decided that they had no jurisdiction, and dismissed the case.
    Alex. Milne v. D. Cameron. The proceedings were taken under the 14th section of "Pound Act," 1890, and charged defendant with having illegally impounded certain cattle belonging to plaintiff. John Milne said that on the 14th October he and his son saw the defendant and some of his men driving about 20 head of witness's cattle from the paddock, and defendant said they were taking the cattle to the pound. Witness tendered the pound and trespass fees to defendant but he refused to accept that ; afterwards made another offer to defendant of the pound fees, but he again refused: the cattle were impounded in the name of Duncan Cameron, junr.
    Alex. Milne, informant, corroborated in the above evidence, and added that Cameron said to witness's father, when the latter offered the trespass fees, that he would not take the fees because he had given notice that he would impound all cattle.
    Jonathan Denny, contractor, gave evidence to the effect that he had witnessed Milne offer Duncan Cameron some money. The defence was that the statement of the plaintiff that he had offered the fees on the first occasion was false. Duncan Cameron, Senr., swore that plaintiff did not meet witness near the paddock from whence the cattle were taken, and only met him near the pound. Milne then offered the fees to witness, who said "give it to the man in charge of the cattle; I have nothing to do with the impounding." Milne said "you old ——, if you were in Ireland, you would be shot."
    Duncan Cameron, contractor, son of previous witness, deposed to taking the cattle out of the Beaconsfield Heights Estate paddock, and impounding them; witness's father was not present at the time, so the tender of the fees could not have been made to him. Witness was authorised by his father to impound cattle from the paddock.
    The Bench held that Duncan Cameron, junr., was only agent for defendant, and was not the proper person to impound cattle. Moreover, the Act bearing on the matter states that if the trespass fees are tendered to the person in charge of such cattle they must be accepted. Defendant was fined 5s; costs £3 13.38
  • 9 Nov 1892, Mr. John Milne, licensee of the Cardinia Park hotel, met with rather a nasty accident yesterday. He was driving a young horse in a dray, when it took fright, capsized the vehicle on top of Mr. Milne, seriously crushing his chest and otherwise injuring him.39
  • 23 Nov 1892, Mr. John Milne died at his residence, Cardinia Park, on Monday last. He was thrown out of a dray about a fortnight previously, and the injuries he then received were of such a severe nature that he succumbed as stated.
    We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. John Milne, of the Cardinia Hotel, Lower Beaconsfield, which took place on Monday. About three weeks ago Mr. Milne met with a severe accident whilst driving a young horse, which overturned the trap. The latter fell on Mr. Milne's chest, crushing it terribly. Drs. Elmes and James were called in, but held out no hopes of recovery, and the poor fellow sank gradually till he died.40

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12888 (Age 53) [par Alex MILNE & Jane KEITH]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "information from marriage entry in index."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  5. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M825 as Ann SUMMERS."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1956-053 - John Milne of Pakenham.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 3140/19.20.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1956-053 - Mortgage No 60009 - The Australian Economic Bank Limited - discharged 7 Nov 1884.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1255-912 David Boyd of York Street, Emerald Hill, Estate Agent - see C/T 1865-824 to John Milne of Beaconsfield Licenced Victualler.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1946-122 - John Milne of Beaconsfield Hotelkeeper.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1956-053 - Mortgage No 86456 - The City of Melbourne Building Society - discharged 3 Nov 1888.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T V503-485 John Milne of Berwick Gentleman.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1865-824 John Milne to Louis Lawrence Smith and John Holburn [sic] Webb - C/T 2095-811.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1956-053 - Mortgage No 99262 - Arthur Bonville Were and Edward Littlejohn Backhouse - discharged 11 Jul 1890.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2095-811 Louis Lawrence Smith and John Holburn [sic] Webb both of Collins Street East Melbourne Medical Practitioners to John Milne and Ann Milne - C/T 2178-445 John Milne of Beaconsfield Brickmaker and Ann Milne of the same place his wife are proprietors as tenants in common.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2204-639 - John Milne of Beaconsfield Licensed Victualler - C/T 2237-394 - title cancelled now C/T 2281-153.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2204-639 - John Milne of Beaconsfield Licensed Victualler - C/T 2281-153.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1956-053 - Mortgage No 114310 - Mortgage foreclosed.
  19. [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.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T V503-485 Transfer to Ann Milne.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2281-153 - Mortgage No 134002- not discharged.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2350-861 - Mortgage No 134002 - not discharged.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1946-122 - Mortgage No 134002- not discharged.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2178-445A.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2281-153 - Ann Milne.
  26. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 687; VPRS 28/P2, unit 377.
  27. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2350-861 - Ann Milne of Beaconsfield - proprietor after John Milne's death.
  28. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1956-053 - John Gull Johnson foreclosed.
  29. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1095, item 174/834
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 632, item 174/834.
  30. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-035-A     Milne     John     M     11     12/09/1878     92
    5-035-A     Milne     Alexander     M     67     23/11/1937     979
    5-035-B     Milne     John     M     53     23/11/1892     255
    5-035-B     Milne     Kate     F          5/08/1957     1392.
  31. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 Jul 1887, p2.
  32. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 July 1887 Vol. XXIII No. 12.
  33. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 3 Aug 1887, p2.
  34. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jan 1889, p9.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Oct 1890, p3.
  36. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 11 May 1892, p3.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Oct 1892, p7.
  38. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Nov 1892, p2.
  39. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 5 Nov 1892, p2.
  40. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 23 Nov 1892, p2.
Last Edited30 May 2018

Ann Somers

F, #2009, b. 1835, d. 26 Mar 1913
Father*Michael Somers
Mother*Ellen Leeson b. 1812, d. 1902
Married NameMilne. 
Married NameMiller. 
Birth*1835 Ireland.1 
Marriage*c 1862 Spouse: George Miller. South Yarra, VIC, Australia, no marriage found in BDM index.2
 
Widow5 Apr 1882Ann Somers became a widow upon the death of her husband George Miller.3
Land-UBeac*11 May 1883 PAK-57A.58B.58A (part). Transfer from David Boyd to Ann Miller. 40a 0r 0p.4 
Land-Note*5 Jul 1883 PAK-57A.58B.58A (part): took out a mortgage wth Charles Cameron Gunn, dischaged 12 Aug 1886.5 
Marriage*1884 Spouse: John Milne. VIC, Australia, #M825 as Ann SUMMERS.6
 
Land-Note13 Aug 1886 PAK-57A.58B.58A (part): Mortgage Ann Miller to Isabella Margaret Black, Archibald George Hughes Black and John Wylie - discharged 6 Jul 1888.7 
Land-UBeac10 Sep 1886 PAK-57A.58B.58A (part). Transfer from David Boyd to Ann Milne. 49a 2r 21p.8 
Land-UBeac3 Nov 1888 PAK-57A.58B.58A (part). Transfer from Ann Milne to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb. 49a 2r 21p.9 
Land-UBeac*3 Nov 1888 PAK-57A.58B.58A (part). Transfer from Ann Miller to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb. 40a 0r 0p.10 
Land-UBeac30 Jul 1889 PAK-57A (part) + PAK-58B (part). Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb to Ann Milne John Milne. 5a 2r 36p.11 
Land-UBeac21 Feb 1890 PAK-1A l/p 2805 Lots 41.55. Transfer from John Thomas Ellison, James Peter McGregor, Arthur Thomas Medcalf Johnson, Charles Bartlett Duncan to Ann Milne. Transfer No 273750.12 
Land-Note13 Apr 1892 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 21.33.34.36) also PAK-76 (former road): Mortgagee: Ann Milne. Not discharged. Mortgagor was John Milne.13,14 
Land-Note13 Apr 1892 PAK-1A l/p 2805 (Lots 44.50.52.53): Mortgagee: Ann Milne. Mortgage No 134002- not discharged.. Mortgagor was John Milne.15 
Land-Berwick*13 Apr 1892 BER-26A. Transfer from John Milne to Ann Milne.16 
Land-Note*31 May 1892 Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Ann and John Milne take out a mortgage with the Commercial Bank, which is discharged at the conclusion of John Milne's probate on 15 Jan 1895, when Ann Milne appears to become sole proprietor.. Mortgagor was John Milne Ann Milne.17 
Widow21 Nov 1892She became a widow upon the death of her husband John Milne.18 
Land-UBeac*a 21 Nov 1892 PAK-1A l/p 2805( Lots 44.50.52.53). Transfer from John Milne to Ann Milne.19 
Land-UBeac15 Jan 1895 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 21.33.34.36). Transfer from John Milne to Ann Milne. 1a 0r 28 3/10p.20 
Land-UBeac*17 Aug 1895 PAK-76 (former govt road). Transfer from Ann Milne to John Gull Johnson. 1a 8 9/10p, being part of a Government road.21 
Land-UBeac*9 Mar 1907 PAK-57A (part) + PAK-58B (part). Transfer from Ann Milne to John Payne. 5a 2r 36p (Cardinia Park Hotel.)22 
Land-UBeac*8 Aug 1908 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 21). Transfer from Ann Milne to Emma Shorthouse. Lot 21.23 
Land-Berwick*4 Mar 1910 BER-26A. Transfer from Ann Milne to William Joseph Ferris.24 
Land-UBeac*31 May 1912 PAK-1A l/p 2805 (Lot 44). Transfer from Ann Milne to James Richardson. Transfer 685652.25 
Land-UBeac*24 Oct 1912 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 33.34.36). Transfer from Ann Milne to George Wilson Martin.26 
Death*26 Mar 1913 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D540 (Age 78) [par Michael SOMERS & LEESON].27 
Death-Notice*27 Mar 1913MILNE.—On the 26th March, at her residence, Beaconsfield, Ann Milne, aged 79 years. R.I.P.
MILNE.—Friends of the late Mrs. MILNE are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, Berwick Cemetery.
Funeral to leave her residence, Beaconsfield, THIS DAY (Thursday, 27th March), at half-past three.
JOHN GRANT, Undertaker, Berwick.28 
Probate (Will)*23 Apr 1913 Widow. Beaconsfield. 128/950.29 
Land-UBeac*a Mar 1913 PAK-1A l/p 2805 (Lots 50.52.53). Transfer from Ann Milne to Elizabeth Somers.30 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia31,32

Grave

  • 3-244-A / 3-212-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In Memory of ELLEN, beloved wife of MICHAEL SOMERS County Wicklow, Ireland died 26th March 1902, aged 90 years, also their daughter ANN MILNE died 26th March 1913 aged 78 years. Erected by their daughter ELIZABETH SOMERS33

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Dec 1884, BERWICK LICENSING COURT. DECMBER 5, 1884. .... Applications for the renewal of publican's licenses were granted to the following persons:-Robert Bain, Border hotel; Mary A. Kay, Gippsland hotel; Anne Milne, Bush inn; Catherine Bourke, Bourke's hotel; Arthur H. Somner, Beaconsfield hotel; Hubert Lenne, Pine Grove hotel. A billiard table license was granted to Mary A. Kay.34
  • 14 Dec 1898, PUBLICANS'. LICENCES were granted to the following :-Susan Bain, Border Hotel, Berwick; J. V. Cougle, Gippsland Hotel, Beaconsfield; A. Milne, Cardinia Park Hotel, Beaconsfield; L Sykes, Pine Grove Hotel Beaconsfield35

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "information from marriage entry in index."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "info from death certificate - may not have officially married?"
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1255-912 David Boyd of York Street, Emerald Hill, Estate Agent - see C/T 1467-289 to Ann Miller of Berwick, Hotelkeeper.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1467-289 Mortgage Ann Miller to Charles Cameron Gunn - discharged 12 Aug 1886.
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M825 as Ann SUMMERS."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1467-289 Mortgage Ann Miller to Isabella Margaret Black, Archibald George Hughes Black and John Wylie - discharged 6 Jul 1888.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1255-912 David Boyd of York Street, Emerald Hill, Estate Agent - see C/T 1865-823 to Ann Milne.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1865-823 Ann Miller to Louis Lawrence Smith and John Holburn [sic] Webb - C/T 2095-811.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1467-289 Ann Miller to Louis Lawrence Smith and John Holburn [sic] Webb - C/T 2095-811.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2095-811 Louis Lawrence Smith and John Holburn [sic] Webb both of Collins Street East Melbourne Medical Practitioners to John Milne and Ann Milne - C/T 2178-445 John Milne of Beaconsfield Brickmaker and Ann Milne of the same place his wife are proprietors as tenants in common.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2204-639 - Ann Milne - C/T 2237-393.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2350-861 - Mortgage No 134002 - not discharged.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1946-122 - Mortgage No 134002- not discharged.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2281-153 - Mortgage No 134002- not discharged.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T V503-485 Transfer to Ann Milne.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2178-445A.
  18. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12888 (Age 53) [par Alex MILNE & Jane KEITH]."
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2281-153 - Ann Milne.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2350-861 - Ann Milne of Beaconsfield - proprietor after John Milne's death.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1946-122 - John Gull Johnson of Queen Street Melbourne Gentleman.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2178-445A Ann Milne to John Payne of Bourke Street Melbourne Draper - C/T 3813-546.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2350-861 - Ann Milne to Emma Shorthouse of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 3287-381.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 503-485 Transfer to William Ferris of Boggy Creek, Farmer.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2281-153 - James Richardson the Younger - C/T 3604-655.
  26. [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.
  27. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D540 (Age 78) [par Michael SOMERS & LEESON]."
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 27 Mar 1913, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10773942
  29. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 128/950 Widow Beaconsfield.
  30. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2281-153 - not recorded on title, but Elizabeth Somers sells the balance of the land.
  31. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  32. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  33. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    3-244-A     Milne A.      F 79 27/03/1913 507     
    Milne Ann 1913 78 dau/ Michael & Ellen Somers bw1468/70
    3-244-A     Somers     Ellen F 90 28/03/1902 359
    Somers Ellen 1902 90 wife/ Michael, mother/ Ellen,Elizabeth bw1468/69
    3-212-B     Somers     F 70 30/09/1920 651
    Somers Elizabeth no dates bw1468/71.
  34. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 10 Dec 1884, p3.
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 14 Dec 1898, p3.
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George Miller

M, #2010, b. 1816, d. 5 Apr 1882
Birth*1816 Petersfield, Hampshire, England.1 
Marriage*c 1862 Spouse: Ann Somers. South Yarra, VIC, Australia, no marriage found in BDM index.2
 
Land-UBeac*28 Aug 1874George Miller selected land from the Crown. PAK-58A + PAK-58B. 137a 2r 22p.3 
Land-UBeac23 Mar 1877He selected land from the Crown. PAK-57A. 79a 0r 27p.4 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be,
Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford
David Crichton
David Smyth
William D Nash
John Milne
Patrick Kennedy
Henry Lawes
George Taylor
Charles Alexander
John Sharples
Alfred G Shorthouse
Robert Booth
Anne Stredder
David Glenn
William McCraw
John Modral
Iden Henham jun
Jno H Hinds
Thos. C Hyde
William Modral
Robert Muir
George Miller
S Paternoster.5 
Land-UBeac2 Jun 1879He selected land from the Crown. PAK-57B3. 23a 0r 0p.6 
Land-UBeac13 Aug 1880He selected land from the Crown. PAK-57B2. 16a 0r 0p.7,8 
Land-UBeac12 Feb 1881He selected land from the Crown. PAK-57B1. 40a 0r 0p.9 
Land-UBeac12 Feb 1881He selected land from the Crown. PAK-59A. 40a 0r 0p.10 
Land-UBeac*5 May 1881 PAK-57A + PAK-57B1 + PAK-57B2 + PAK-57B3 + PAK-58A + PAK-58B + PAK59A. Transfer from George Miller to David Boyd. All land sold to David Boyd by the assignee Samuel Henry Cohen.11 
Death*5 Apr 1882 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D4415 (Age 66) [par George MILLER & Jane BRANDON] Cause of Death: Apoplexy.12

Grave

  • Plot 4-239-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Erected by Ann, in memory of her beloved husband, George Miller, native of Petersfield, Hampshire, England, who died April 5th 1862, aged 61 years13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Oct 1880, THURSDAY, 28th OCTOBER. At 2 o'CIock. BEACONSFIELD, adjoining BERWICK, BUSH INN HOTEL and 80 ACRES LAND. Also, Two Adjoining PADDOCKS of 79 Acres and 137 Acres. One Mile from the Beaconsfield Railway Station, and near the residences of George Ramsden, Esq., Professor Halford and George Bullen, Esq.
    Byrne, Vale and Co., have received instructions from Mr. Geo. Miller, to sell by public auction, at their rooms, 64 and 66 Collins-street east, on Thursday, 28th October, 1880, at 2 o'clock.
    Lot 1. The Bush Inn Hotel, built of weatherboard, containing 10 rooms, lath and plastered inside, at present in the occupation of the proprietor, together with 80 acres of first-class land, all substantially fenced ; about 12 acres cleared and under cultivation, being part of allotment 57A and the whole of allotment 57B1, in the parish of Pakenham, county of Mornington.
    Lot 2. Adjoining above, being part of allotment 57A and the whole of allotments 57B2 and 57B3, con taining 137½ acres, all fenced, and suitable for subdivision.
    Lot 3. Adjoining, being allotment 58A and B, containing 137½ acres, all fenced, and partly cleared.
    Terms declared at sale. Further particulars can be obtained from the auctioneers, or Mr. Geo. Miller, on the premises. For particulars of title apply to Messrs. Godfrey and Bullen, solicitors, 23 Collins-street west.14
  • 3 Nov 1880, BERWICK, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4th Clearing Sale of CATTLE, HORSES, FARMING IMPLEMENTS, &c. J. Clarke and Co. HAVE been favored with instructions from Mr George Miller, to Sell by Public Auction, at the Bush Hotel, on Beaconsfield road, one mile from Bain's Hotel, 40 HEAD OF CATTLE, Consisting of Cows is full milk and springing, and Young Cattle; also 1 Alderney,Bull, 1 Draught Mare, 7 years old, 1 Draught Horse, 1 Colt, 3 years old; Spring Cart, Dray, Plough, Harness, Saddle, Bridle, Side-Saddle, lot of Tools, Pigs, Poultry, and numerous Sundries. Also, a splendid Double-Barrelled GUN Breach-loader, with case and all appliances complete, by Moore and Co., London. 1 Colt's 6-Barrel REVOLVER, with case complete. Luncheon provided. Sale at Twelve o'clock.
    Also, at same time and place, Weatherboard Building, containing two rooms, shop, doing a good business, outbuildings, garden; one mile from Beaconsfield Post Office.15
  • 3 Dec 1880, NEW INSOLVENTS.
    George Miller, of Berwick, publican. Causes of insolvency—Falling off in business, and failure of the Provincial and Suburban Bank. Liabilities, £1,044 18s. 3d ; assets, £2,050, surplus, £1,005 1s. 9d. Mr. Cohen, assignee.16
  • 11 Dec 1880, INSOLVENCY COURT. (Before Mr R H M Donnell, Chief Clerk.) GENERAL MEETINGS.
    In the estates of the following insolvents general meetings were held and closed : - George Miller, of Berwick, publican.17
  • 15 Dec 1880... Councillor Dobson believed people would rather travel by the road known as Knight's road. If there was a bridge at Miller's, people could not be prevented by a flood from getting to the Beaconsfield Station. Councillor Bourke said the Council could not expend the money in question on the bridge referred to. Councillor Gibb said the road past Miller's would cost £200, and a bridge would cost at least £1500. The present bridge answered the purpose, except that it did not provide for floods on the low-lying land the neighborhood.-Councillor Dobson " I wouldn't mind resigning my seat and undertake to bridge the creek and low land for one fourth of the amount stated." The President made some remarks on the subject. If the road was made good to Miller's, traffic could afterwards get somehow to the Beaconsfield staion. The motion was seconded and put and carried. Councillor Souter moved that plans and specifications be prepared, and that the Councillors for Pakenham and Berwick Riding inspect both the roads on which it is proposed to expend the money. Seconded and carried.18
  • 24 Feb 1881, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28. PAKENHAM.
    Two Miles from the Beaconsfield Station. On the Road from the Station to the Sanatorium (Now Beaconsfield Hotel).
    In the Insolvent Estate of George Miller Bush Hotel and 295a 3r 36p., In One Lot
    Brick Cottage and 40 Acres in Another Lot
    By Order of S H Cohen, Esq , Assignee For Positive and Absolute Sale.
    ALFRED BLISS has been favoured with instructions from S H Cohen, Esq, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the room, 32 Collins street west, on Monday, February 28, at twelve o clock,
    The following freehold properties, viz -
    Lot 1-40 acres fronting the road from the Beaconsfield Station to the Beaconsfield Hotel, on which is erected a newly built BRICK COTTAGE
    Lot 2 -THE BUSH HOTEL, built of weatherboard and occupied by Mr Miller. With this lot are included the following free hold lands -
    a r p
    Portion 57 A parish of Pakenham 79 0 27
    Portion 57 B a, dodo 40 0 0
    Portion 57 B 2, do do 16 0 27
    Portion 57 B 3 do do 23 0 0
    Portions 58 A and 58 B, do do 137 2 22
    295 3 30
    This hotel is in a first class position on the road. If kept by an industrious and painstaking landlord, would do well, with about 50 acres of the land. The remainder of the land could be resold for farming or grazing purposes, and the timber is valuable, being so near the station.
    Titles perfect, for particulars apply to Messrs Braham and Pirani, solicitors, Collins street west.
    Terms, easy, at sale.
    The sale takes place at the room, 32 Collins street west, on Monday, February 28, at twelve o'clock.19
  • 3 Sep 1881, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. BEACONSFIELD, or GEMBROOK ROAD. Two Miles from Berwick Station and Two Miles from Beaconsfield Station, 2½ Miles from Beaconsfield Hotel, CLOSE to the BUSH INN HOTEL
    Sale by Public Auction of 32 Acres Freehold Land. Part of Portion 59A, Berwick, with Newly-built (Unfinished) First-class BRICK COTTAGE, For Unreserved Sale
    To all those who wish to Purchase a Homestead and Acreage In the Most Salubrious Part of the Colony.
    ALFRED BLISS will SELL to the highest bidder by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the room, 32 Collins street west, on Wednesday, September 14, at twelve o'clock, 32 Acres of FREEHOLD LAND, being part of Portion 59A, Berwick, with Brick Cottage, new (unfinished), and containing four rooms and passage.
    This land is really good for cultivation, garden, and shrubbery improvements. It is suitable for a summer residence for anyone wishing to got a nice retreat in this fast-becoming favourite locality. It is close to Miller's Bush Inn Hotel, and Mr Miller will take any intending purchaser over the property and explain its advantages.
    Title certificate, that can be inspected at the office of Jas. Boyd, Esq , solicitor, Collins street west.
    Terms very easy, small deposit, balance to be arranged, bearing 6 per cent interest.
    The sale takes place at the room, 32 Collins street west, on Wednesday, September 14, at twelve o'clock.20
  • 19 May 1886, I am also informed that Mr. Fuller, hay and corn merchant, of South Yarra, has bought the brick cottage owned by the late George Miller for the decent sum of £450. Mr. Fuller has made a lot of improvements and intends building two more rooms, which will, when finished, be a very commodious residence, quite close to the railway station. On dit also rumors that Mrs Robinson, of South Yarra has purchased about ten acres of the paddock adjoining Mr. Fuller's, and intends also to erect a commodious cottage thereon.21
  • 27 Jul 1887, A Trip to Beaconsfield
    Last week one of our representatives paid a visit to the Cardinia Park Hotel, Beaconsfield, kept by John Milne. Leaving Dandenong by the 3.30 train, there is nothing to attract notice, except immense sheets of water, between Hallam's Road and Narre Warren. Alighting from the train at Beaconsfield station the visitor is saluted with a heavy shower of rain, and I look round to see if I can find any good Samaritan, and fortunately an old friend is exposed to view, in the person of Mr Glismann, who is always ready with his faithful 'Tommy" to carry the pleasure seekers to the sylvan dales and alpine altitudes of that thriving township.
    After a few cursory remarks about the weather, Mr Glismann invites me to take a seat in his wagonette, which is gladly accepted as a shield against the storm, which is raging fitfully all around. After about a quarter of an hours travelling we pass the palatial residence of Mrs Armytage, better known as "Holm Park" with its lofty abutments facing the "Cardinia Park" and standing as a paradigm of the future of Beaconsfield. This place previously belonged to Andrew Keating, who twenty-seven years ago migrated from Collingwood and set to work to claim this primeval waste, which was then completely covered with water and ti-tree scrub. We then pass Mr Anderson's residence, about a mile further on, who is also going in for improvements. Another half mile over, and the Cardinia Park hotel is reached. The building which is of brick, stands on the corner of the Berwick and Beaconsfield roads, and about three miles from the Beaconsfield railway station.
    On being introduced to Host Milne, we are admitted through a large hall door into the private parlour, when a good view of the interior is placed before us. On each side of the hall door and over the fanlight, large bunches of hops are carved in the stained glass, which the proprietor informed us, were put there as a momento to the late George Miller, who formerly owned the place and built the old wooden hotel, which preceded the present brick structure. He was the first who introduced the growing of hops in the district some twenty years ago, and for that purpose had a broad acreage reclaimed from its wild state and converted into a hop plantation, from which were taken some splendid specimens of hops, and the place, which previously was the haunt of the dingo and the kangaroo, became a place of mirth and labour, and instead of the nocturnal howling of those denizens of the forest the voices of boys and girls reverberated through the trees as they pulled the hop from its tendril and placed it in a receptacle, in which it was carried to the hop house to dry. He was also successful in obtaining several prizes and an hon. mention for his first attempt.
    Two of the houses which he built for drying the hops still remain to be seen, and since his death no enterprising person has taken any steps in the matter, nor has anyone attempted to resuscitate the declination. The proprietor then showed us through the building, which contains fourteen rooms, a kitchen, and cellar. The rooms are large and well ventilated, and the windows fastened with patented spring locks, and nothing is left undone to secure the comport of boarders and visitors, who will find comfort in the place and civility from the proprietor. On the north side of the building, and adjacent to the bar, is a large billiard room in course of erection, which will be another source of amusement.
    About 100 yards from the hotel is the Cardinia creek, where fishing and shooting is to be found in abundance, and scenery in all its rural beauty is to be found there, and the Cardinia park terminates nearly opposite the hotel.
    We then inspect the brick yards, which are about a quarter of mile from the hotel, where a good specimen of brick can be procured at a reasonable rate.
    Reece and Co. are at present employed making a large quantity of bricks and tiles which are for sale, and persons desirous of dotting the little township of Beaconsfield with villa residences cannot do better than visit the brickyard, and see for themselves, as the proprietor has on sale bricks and some splendid sand for building purposes at very cheap rates.
    And as the shades of evening were fast making their appearance, and the night promising to be by no means favourable, we returned to the hotel just in time for tea.
    During tea the conversation was principally on the bad state of the roads in and around Beaconsfield, and our old friend, of stage coach notoriety, said that during his twelve years of experience in this place, (Glismann selected 1875) he had never seen things so bad as they were at the present time, and as to the roads, why (says he) you will require a pair of horses to take a passenger on some parts of the road now. Train time is now approaching, we bid adieu to the blazing fire, kind friends and comfortable parlour to face the rain which was coming down heavily, and a drive of about half an hour brought us to the Beaconsfield railway station and after bidding my kind friend goodbye, and taking a seat in the train, in a few minutes more I was at home, after my "Trip to Beaconsfield."22

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "information from death certificate."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "info from death certificate - may not have officially married?"
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 721-003 George Miller of Berwick for consideration of 138 pounds.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 962-353 George Miller of Berwick for consideration of 80 pounds.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1129-744 George Miller of Berwick farmer for consideration of 23 pounds.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1197-344 George Miller of Berwick for consideration of 17 pounds.
  8. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3650
    545/49 GEORGE MILLER PAKENHAM 57B2 16--0--27. 1876 - 1880.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1246-089 Samuel Henry Cohen of Melbourne as Official Assignee in the Insolvent Estate of George Miller of Berwick for consideration of 40 pounds.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1246-090 Samuel Henry Cohen of Melbourne as Official Assignee in the Insolvent Estate of George Miller of Berwick for consideration of 40 pounds.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1255-912 David Boyd of York Street, Emerald Hill, Estate Agent.
  12. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  13. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-239-A     Miller     George     M     66     07/04/1882     136
    Miller George. 1882 Age 61 Husband of Ann, native of Petersfield, Hampshire, England     bw0691.
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 25 Oct 1880, p4.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 3 Nov 1880, p2.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Dec 1880, p5.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Dec 1880, p15.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 15 Dec 1880, p3.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Feb 1881, p2.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Sep 1882, p2.
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 19 May 1886, p2.
  22. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 July 1887 Vol. XXIII No. 12.
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