Ferdinando Novella

M, #2131, b. 7 Jun 1871
Birth*7 Jun 1871 Genoa, Italy.1 
Note*bt 1901 - 1909 Between 1901 and 1909 is among crew of coastal shipping vessels - working as greaser, fireman, trimmer.2 
Naturalisation*1913Ferdinando Novella was naturalized in 1913; states that he is unmarried at this time. 
Occupation*1913 Engineeer.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Felomina.
 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1917 GEM-D-11. Transfer from Jens Christian Jensen to Ferdinando Novella. 19a 3r 39p.3 
Land-UBeac*5 Dec 1921 GEM-D-11. Transfer from Ferdinando Novella to Thomas Pridham. 19a 3r 39p.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1915 - 1919200 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: restaurant keeper. With Felomina Novella.5,6,7
bt 1919 - 1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: hotelkeeper. With Felomina Novella.6,8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Jan 1900, Giovanni Scarimbolo, charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of Ferdinand Novella, 77, George-street, with intent to commit a felony, has been arrested by Constable O'Reilly, Sydney Police. Committed for trial at Quarter Sessions. Bail allowed.9
  • 9 Oct 1917, LICENSES TRANSFERRED. At the sitting of the Licensing Court yesterday the following transfers of licenses were granted:- Harp of Erin Hotel, Queen street, Ferdinando Novella to Florence Teppa.10
  • 27 Nov 1917, APPLICATION for TRANSFER of LICENSE from One Person to Another.-To the Licensing Court for the Licensing District of Berwick.-I, Jens Christian Jensen, the holder of a victualler's license for the house and premises known as Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to APPLY to the licensing magistrate, holding the licensing meeting at Melbourne on Thursday, the sixth day of December, 1917, to TRANSFER the said LICENSE to Ferdinando Novella, of Harp of Erin Hotel, Queen street, Melbourne. Given under my hand this 26th day of November, A.D 1917.-JENS CHRISTIAN JENSEN. And I, the said Ferdinando Novella, do hereby apply for the said transfer. Given under my hand this 26th day of November, A.D 1917.-FERDINANDO NOVELLA. Stewart and Wood, auctioneer, sworn valuator, agents, 46 Elizabeth street, agents for the applicants.11
  • 16 Feb 1918, BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Friday. - The homestead known as the Pine Grove Hotel, was completely gutted on Wednesday. The proprietor (Mr. F. Novella) estimates the loss of property, furniture, and stock at £1,500, only partly covered by insurance. Apparently the fire began in the kitchen. The only things saved were a piano and a couch.12
  • 21 Feb 1918, Upper Beaconsfield. On Wednesday afternoon, 13th inst, the Pine Grove hotel, at Upper Beaconsfield, only recently acquired by Mr F. Novello, was destroyed by fire. Mrs Novello, who was alone in the bar, noticed smoke coming from the back, and on rushing out she was met by the flames, which, fanned by the heavy gusts of wind, soon caught the whole building. Inside three quarters of an hour the place was destroyed.13
  • 24 Oct 1918, "Justice, Tempered with Mercy." A Berwick Police Court Case, At the Berwick Police Court on Friday, 18th October, before Messrs J. Harvey-Smith (chairman), and S. M. Dalton, J's.P., Ferdinand Novella, licensee of the Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, was charged, that on Sunday, September 15, not having the bar door closed and locked. Inspector McLoughlin prosecuted, and Mr J. Rhoden appeared for the defence. It will be remembered that the Pine Grove Hotel, which was a large and commodious weather-board building, and a very consider able week-end resort, was totally demolished by an accidental fire a short time back, and the present licensee lost his all. Constable Lombard, in charge of the Berwick district, deposed that on Sunday, 15th September, at 2.30 p.m., he visited the site of the Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, an edifice which had been burnt down on Feb. 13 of this year; he found two improvised rooms, one used as a temporary bar, and the other as a dining and bedroom, attached, the rooms measured 9 feet by 11 feet each, and were very primitive to construction ; the bar door was open, but there was nobody about the premises but Mrs Novella. There were not any signs of Sunday trading; the licensee had been unfortunate in having his hotel accidentally burned down, and he considered it was a sad case, and that it was purely an accident that the bar door had been left open. Mrs Novella was washing up dishes in the feeding and sleeping room; I said to the woman," 'Why have you the bar door open?' ; she replied, " I had to open the door to put the dishes in, as I had no other place to put them; 'I examined the premises and round the bar was the only available place in which to put the dishes and food, except the sleeping room.
    This was the case for the prosecution. Mr Rhoden made an appeal on behalf of his client, who was entirely innocent of any attempt to do Sunday trading, or to infringe the provisions of the Licensing Act. The chairman said it was undoubtedly a case where some leniency could be extended to the defendant, who had been unfortunate in losing his licensed house, and was strug gling along to gain a living until the house was rebuilt. He asked the Inspector to consider if he could not see his way clear to withdraw the charge. The Inspector said he had no power to withdraw except by order of the magistrates. He recognised it was a most unfortunate case, and if the Bench instructed him to withdraw the charge he would do so. The magistrates consulted, and then in structed the Inspector to withdraw the charge. Inspector McLaughiln said he would have much pleasure in complying with the order of the Bench. He recognised the hardships of the case, and it would be withdrawn. Mr Rhoden returned thanks and compli mented theBench and the Inspector on the action taken. Mr J. Harvey Smith said- "There is one thing we have been forgotten in this case, and that is that all depended upon the evidence of Constable Lombard, and he was very fair. I have sat on the Berwick Police Court for four years, and had never any cause to complain of the action of the constable, who always gave his evidence in a straightforward and truthful manner, and had never tried to bolster up, or make capital cost of charges instituted by him. I ... Mr Inspector McLoughlin that you will take notice of this." The Inspector- 'I will your worship. I have known Constable Lombard for 20 years, and have always found him honest and impartial in his dealings, and I have formed a very good opinion of him. Constable Lombard thanked the Bench and the Inspector for the very kind things said of him, and he would continue to endeavour to meet their good wishes.14
  • 7 Nov 1918, Correspondence. JUSTICE TEMPERED WITH MERCY." To THE EDITOR Sir,-In your report of October 24, under the heading, "Justice Tempered with Mercy," you state that one of the rooms was used as a dining and sleeping-room. This is not so; the bedroom is not used as a dining-room. You further state that "Mrs Novella was washing up the dishes in the feeding and sleeping room." This also is not correct, as she was washing up outside.-
    Yours, etc., F. NOVELLA. Pine Grove Hotel. Upper Beaconsfield.15
  • 6 Dec 1921, LICENSES TRANSFERRED.
    Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, Ferdinand Novella to Mary E. Kirk16

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Naturalization Record.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2841-137 Ferdinand Novella of Pine Grove Hotel Upper Beaconsfield Licensed Victualler - C/T 4086-127.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4086-127 - Thomas Pridham of Gordon Street Footscray Manufacturer.
  5. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915 "as Felemena."
  6. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  7. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  8. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 3 Jan 1900, p11.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Oct 1917, p6.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Nov 1917, p4.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Feb 1918 p21.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 21 Feb 1918, p3.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate, 24 Oct 1918, p2.
  15. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "7 Nov 1918, p2
    The newspaper heads the column with: [We wish it to be distinctly understood that we do not identify ourselves with the views of our correspondents.]. ""
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Dec 1921, p6.
Last Edited29 Jun 2018

Solomon Traugott Benjamin Aurisch

M, #2138, b. 1858, d. 1 Jan 1932
Father*John Gottlob Aurisch b. 1816, d. 1898
Mother*Carolina Dorothea Scholtz b. 1834, d. 9 Jan 1908
Note* 13 Sep 1878
Application for a lease on 320 acres. Corrected to 276a 3r 10p.
Has land applied for any auriferous deposits? [No answer]; J. M. Reed's signature; 3 other questions: NO

Land Board 28 May 1877. License No 2013 issued on 28 Dec 1877. Dated 1 Jan 1878.
He then applied to have the lease under Section 19 revoked and another issued under Section 8 of the Land Act 1878. Benjamin was living with his father in Harkaway. By 15 January 1879 he had built 41 chains of post and two rail fence and 24 chains of stub and pidd (?) He had also cleared 40 acres.
Later 10 Feb 1879 he was asked about his residence, he lived 2 miles from his land with his father. The board said he must live within one mile for a lease. Benjamin agreed to this. By 24 Aug 1882 he had built himself a 2 roomed slab hut with a shingle roof. 20x12 feet. Value of improvements £603 10/-
1 Jan 1883. Lease recommended for 14 years from 1 Jan 1883.
On 20 Dec 1888 lease was transferred to Joseph Henry Walker, bisquit manufacturer of Bourke Street, West Melbourne. Request for tansfer dated 14 Jul 1888. See plan - chart plan by J Meakin. Shows the noth west side bounded by Stoney Creek and Cardinia to the West - the junction is about the mid-point. To the east it is bounded by one chain road. Charted 18 Jan 1878.1 
Birth*1858 West Port, VIC, Australia, #B870.2 
Land-UBeac*13 Sep 1875Solomon Traugott Benjamin Aurisch selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-44A. 276a 3r 10p. Land File 2013/19.20
Crown grant to J. H. WALKER on 29 Jun 1888. - Aurisch paid rates from 1877/78 to 1887/88.3 
Marriage*1884 Spouse: Isabella Haines. VIC, Australia, #M5378.4
 
Land-UBeac*29 Jun 1888 GEM-D-44A. Transfer from Solomon Traugott Benjamin Aurisch to Joseph Henry Walker. 276a 3r 10p Crown grant to Joseph Henry Walker. The South Bourke and Mornington Journal reported that Walker paid £22 per acre.5,6 
Death*1 Jan 1932 232 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #D3033 (age 74.)7 
Death-Notice*2 Jan 1932AURISCH-On the 1st January, 1932 (passed peacefully) at his residence, 232 Dandenong road, Oakleigh, Benjamin beloved husband of Isabella Aurisch, and loving father of Alfred, Frederick, Alice, and Florrie, aged 74 years.8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Aug 1888, The land fever is still raging, but not quite so furiously as a few weeks ago. Among the list of sales I may mention those of the Aurisch Bros. and Mr. Savage. Mr. Walker, the biscuit manufacturer, was the purchaser of the Messrs. Aurisch's land, but I have not heard who has bought the other. One thing I do know is that a good price was paid for both lots, something like £22 per acre.6

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Charles Wilson research."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B870 as Solomon Traugott Benjamin."
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2013/19.20 VPRS 626.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M5378."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2058-537 Joseph Henry WALKER of Melbourne, Biscuit Manufacturer.
  6. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 15 Aug 1888, p2.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D3033 (age 74)."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1932, p9.
Last Edited26 May 2018

Daniel David Aurisch

M, #2141, b. 1856, d. 20 Jan 1932
Father*John Gottlob Aurisch b. 1816, d. 1898
Mother*Carolina Dorothea Scholtz b. 1834, d. 9 Jan 1908
Birth*1856 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B10970.1 
Land-UBeac*13 Sep 1875Daniel David Aurisch selected land from the Crown. PAK-70. 257a 2r 15p - Land File 2012/19.20 Selected by D AURISCH on 13 Sep 1875, charted on 16 Aug 1876. Aurisch paid rates from 1876/77 to 1887/88 for 258 acres.2 
Land-UBeac*29 Jun 1888 PAK-70. Transfer from Daniel David Aurisch to Joseph Henry Walker. 257a 2r 15p Crown grant to Joseph Henry Walker. The South Bourke and Mornington Journal reported that Walker paid £22 per acre.3,4 
Death*20 Jan 1932 232 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #D3039 (age 75.)5 
Death-Notice*21 Jan 1932AURISCH-On the 20th January (suddenly), at his residence, 232 Dandenong road, Oakleigh, David Aurisch, loving brother of Elizabeth (Mrs. T. Elt), Sarah (Mrs B Given), Paul, Samuel, Josh and Benjamin (deceased January 1, 1932) --
AURISCH. -The Friends of the late Mr. DAVID AURISCH are informed that his remains will be ¡nterred in the Necropolis, Springvale.
The funeral will leave his residence, 232 Dandenong road Oakleigh THIS DAY (Thursday, 21st January), at 3 o'clock.
R. MATTHEWS PTY. LTD. Funeral Directors, 102 Toorak road, South Yarra, and Oakleigh.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Aug 1888, The land fever is still raging, but not quite so furiously as a few weeks ago. Among the list of sales I may mention those of the Aurisch Bros. and Mr. Savage. Mr. Walker, the biscuit manufacturer, was the purchaser of the Messrs. Aurisch's land, but I have not heard who has bought the other. One thing I do know is that a good price was paid for both lots, something like £22 per acre.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10970."
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2012/19.20 VPRS 626.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2058-538 Joseph Henry WALKER of Melbourne, Biscuit Manufacturer.
  4. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 15 Aug 1888, p2.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D3039 (age 75)."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jan 1932, p8.
Last Edited25 Aug 2015

James Elms

M, #2142, b. 1797
Birth*1797 Cork, Ireland.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Mary Cook.
 

Family

Mary Cook b. 1792, d. 22 Dec 1857
Children 1.William Elms+ b. 1825, d. 25 Feb 1903
 2.Anne Elms+ b. 1832, d. 12 Dec 1878
Last Edited28 May 2019

Mary Cook

F, #2143, b. 1792, d. 22 Dec 1857
Married NameElms. 
Birth*1792 
Marriage* Spouse: James Elms.
 
Death*22 Dec 1857 Emerald Hills, VIC, Australia.1 
Death-Notice*26 Dec 1857On the 22nd inst., at Emerald Hill, Mrs. Mary Elms, mother of Mr. William Elms, Elizabeth-street, Melbourne, aged sixty-five years.2 
Death-Notice16 Jan 1858On the 22nd December, at her residence, Emerald Hill, Mary, relict of the late Mr. James Elms, Cork, Ireland, aged 65 years. Home papers please copy.3 

Family

James Elms b. 1797
Children 1.William Elms+ b. 1825, d. 25 Feb 1903
 2.Anne Elms+ b. 1832, d. 12 Dec 1878

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "no registration found."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 26 Dec 1857, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7143998
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 16 Jan 1858, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154855841
Last Edited28 May 2019

Thomas James Crouch

M, #2152, b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Father*Thomas James Crouch b. 22 Oct 1805, d. 11 Jun 1890
Mother*Sarah Rothwell b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 16 Jan 1876
Book*Crouch, Thomas James, Melbourne, is a native of Tasmania, born in 1831. He was a pupil of the late Alex. Dawson, Esq., an officer of the Royal Engineer's department, and subsequently Colonial Architect of New South Wales. About 1850-51 he commenced the exercise of his profession as architect and surveyor in Tassmania. In 1852, after the discovery of the goldfields, he came to Victoria, and was at the diggings at Bendigo and Beechworth for about eight or nine months. Subsequently for about twelve months he was engaged in building speculations at South Yarra. In 1854 he resumed his professional business in melbourne. In 1858 ha was joined by the late Mr. Ralph Wilson, forming the well-known firm of Crouch and Wilson, which was dissolved bv mutual consent in 1881. Amongst the public buildings with which his name is associated, may be named the Town Hall, Prahran; the Deaf and Dumb Asylum; the Asylum for the Blind; the Homoeopathic Hospital; the Methodist Ladies' College Hawthorn; the Roman Catholic Church, Hawthorn; St. Luke's Church, North Fitzroy, the Erskine Church, Carlton; Presbyterian Churches at
Carlton, Sale, Lilydale, and elsewhere; the Wesleyan Churches at Fitzroy, Collingwood, Emerald Hill, Hawthorn, Maryborough, and several other country towns; the Baptist Church, Fitzroy ; Independent Churches at Prahran, Beechworth, &c; four or five churches in Tasmania and New Zealand, and several banks in Victoria and Queensland. Mr. Crouch is an authorised surveyor under the Transfer of Land Statute, and was appointed an honorary justice of the peace in 1871. He has served on the committees of several ot the leading charitable institutions, but in consequence of a severe illness in 1880 has not been so active as formerly. He has been a resident of St. Kilda since 1833, and for six years connected with the borough council there, occupying the mayoral chair for the year 1870-71. His present offices are in Chancery-lane.1 
Occupation* Partnership Crouch and Wilson architects. 
Birth*20 Dec 1832 Hobart, TAS, Australia. 
Marriage*16 May 1857 Spouse: Mary Emma Bloor Turner. Wesleyan Church, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*23 May 1857At the Wesleyan Church, Surry Hills, Sydney, N. S. Wales, on the 16th inst., by the Rev. N. Turner, Charles Wesley Turner, Esq., of Lyttleton, New Zealand, to Emily Susannah Reece, daughter of the late Lancelot Iredale, Esq., of Sydney. At the same time and place, by the father of the bride, Thomas James Crouch, Esq., of Melbourne, to Mary Emma Bloore, third daughter of the Rev. N. Turner, of Brisbane, Moreton Bay.2 
Land-UBeac*25 Nov 1885 PAK-116. Transfer from George Bullen to Thomas James Crouch. 19a 3r 24p.3 
Land-UBeac*25 Nov 1885 PAK-116. Transfer from Thomas James Crouch to The Seventh Union Terminating Building Society. 19a 3r 24p.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac7 Jan 1889 PAK-124. Transfer from Thomas Cole Mackley to Richard Noble Thomas James Crouch. 17a 1r 16p and creation of easement.5 
Land-UBeac*12 Nov 1889 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Thomas Jacques Martin to Thomas James Crouch.6 
Land-Note*12 Nov 1889 GEM-D-5: Creation of Easement for Thomas James Crouch (C.O. 1830 18 Mar 1897.)7 
Death*4 Dec 1889 Chancery Lane, West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D17989 (Age 56) [par Thomas James CROUCH & Sarah ROTHWELL].8,9 
Death-Notice*5 Dec 1889CROUCH.—On the 4th inst., suddenly of heart disease, at his office, Chancery-lane, Thomas James Crouch, architect, in his 57th year.
THE friends of the late Mr. THOMAS JAMES CROUCH, architect, are informed that his remains will be interred in the St. Kilda Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, Euston, Dickens-street, St. Kilda, THIS DAY (Thursday, the 5th inst.), at 4 o'clock.9 
Probate (Will)*25 Apr 1890 41/829 Architect ; owned Property at Beaconsfield known as "Fassifern" Land 19 acres 3 roods 24 perches on which is built a weatherboard house containing 6 rooms kitchen &c. £1,330.
Allotment 11 in the subdivision of Beaconsfield township 141 feet 10 inches by 165 feet unimproved £142.10 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1891 PAK-124. Transfer from Thomas James Crouch to Richard Noble. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 229th Section of the transfer of Land Act 1890, the within named Richard Noble is registered as the sole proprietor of the within land.11 
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1892 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Thomas James Crouch to Mary Emma Bloor Crouch. Memo No 12922 - Mary Emma Bloore Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Widow as executrix to whom probate of the will of Thomas James Crouch has been granted on 6 Mar 1890.12 
Note Ralph Wilson painter and architect, arrived at Melbourne in 1856 and exhibited nine pastels with the Victorian Society of Fine Arts in 1857, all views of British and European shipwrecks, castles and picturesque scenery. Also included was his watercolour Design for a Church, possibly the Design for Presbyterian Church, City shown by R. Wilson, architect of 16 Bridge Street West, London, at the Royal Academy in 1850. (His subsequent partner, the Tasmanian-born architect Thomas James Crouch, referred to Wilson as a 'Gothic' architect from London.) The pastels received most critical attention. 'Christopher Sly' (James Edward Neild) described them as images 'in which curry-powder and brick-dust have been freely used' and singled out Ruin in North Wales as an especially repellent 'union of Bathbrick, mouldy bread, and blue ruin'. Undeterred, Wilson showed three watercolours and three drawings of marine and shipwreck subjects at the 1869 Melbourne Public Library Exhibition.
In 1857 Wilson was at 51 Swanston Street, but the following year the successful architectural partnership of Crouch & Wilson was established at 49 Elizabeth Street. On 10 February 1859 Wilson married Anna Maria Roberts at St Kilda. By 1866 he was listed both as an architect in the Elizabeth Street firm and as an artist of Barkly Street, St Kilda. When the original principals died in the late 1880s the partnership continued under their respective sons until 1916.
The original firm designed and erected many churches (Crouch seems to have catered for the Wesleyan Methodists while Wilson attended to other denominations) as well as other public and institutional buildings, including the town halls at Malvern and Prahran (c.1861), the Deaf and Dumb Asylum and Blind Institute on St Kilda Road, Melbourne (1860s), and Lassetter's, the largest hardware and general emporium in Sydney (1864). They also designed many private houses; a watercolour perspective of Mr Bonwick's new residence in Barkly Street, St Kilda, survives (c.1865, National Library of Australia). They won several competitions, including those for the Empire Building in Collins Street and the Melbourne General Post Office (first prize £300), and they showed designs and photographs of their buildings at the 1861 Victorian and 1866 Melbourne Intercolonial exhibitions.13 
Note* Thomas James Crouch - Methodist B - Grave No 0592
Mayor of the Borough of St. Kilda (1870-71). Councillor of the Borough of St. Kilda (1867-72) Thomas James Crouch was born in Hobart in 1833. Having trained as an architect, Crouch arrived in Victoria in 1852 to try his luck on the goldfields. However in 1854 Crouch commenced business as an architect in Swanston Street, Melbourne. In 1858, he went into partnership with Mr Ralph Wilson to form the practice of Crouch and Wilson, one of Victoria’s leading 19th century architectural practices.
The firm’s work was prolific and included such landmark buildings as the St. Kilda Road Asylums for the Blind and for the Deaf and Dumb, the Prahran Town Hall, the Methodist Ladies College and numerous ecclesiastical buildings for most of the religious denominations across Victoria. Locally, Crouch and Wilson were responsible for the St. Kilda Hebrew Congregation’s first synagogue in Charnwood Grove and also for the Wesleyan Methodist Church at the corner of Fitzroy and Princes Street, St. Kilda. Crouch was also instrumental in the formation of the Royal Victorian Institute of Architects. In 1880, Crouch’s ill health led to the dissolution of the firm although he continued to work independently until his death.
Crouch had been a St. Kilda resident since 1853 and became a councillor of the Borough in 1867. He served one term as Mayor. He died on 4 December 1889 leaving a widow, Mary Emma Bloor Crouch and nine children.14 
Note* Alfred Louis Smith Their commitment to the establishment of architecture in Victoria was further exemplified when, in 1856, with T. J. Crouch they were founders of the Royal Victorian Institute of Architects (Royal Society of Victoria) (RVIA), and became members of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria in 1958/59.15 

Grave

  • Plot 0592-0597, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Family Grave of Crouch family. Leila Harcourt CROUCH 29.3.1865 Age 2 ; Mary Emma CROUCH 20.10.1867 Age 8 ; T. Leslie Lyttelton CROUCH 21.2.1883 Age 7 ; Estelle, wife of C. Stanton CROUCH 27.10.1907 Age 33 ; Ernest William Marston CROUCH 1.5.1919 Age 53 ; Thomas J. CROUCH 4.12.1889 Age 56 ; also his wife Mary Emma Bloor CROUCH 12.10.1904 Age 69 ; Anne TURNER, widow of the Rev. Nathaniel TURNER, pioneer Wesleyan Missionary to Australasia 10.10.1893 Age 95 ; also her daughter Hannah Jane TURNER 23.3.1907 Age ; Annie Rebecca, wife of R.W.G. SHOOBRIDGE 25.8.1888 Age 3916,17

Family

Mary Emma Bloor Turner b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Children 1.Ada Emily Rothwell Crouch b. 1858, d. 14 Nov 1942
 2.Mary Emma 'Minnie' Crouch b. 26 Jun 1859, d. 20 Oct 1867
 3.Amy Louisa Crouch b. 18 Oct 1861, d. 21 Dec 1948
 4.Leila Harcourt Crouch b. 21 Dec 1862, d. 29 Mar 1865
 5.Lucy Clifton Crouch b. 28 Mar 1864, d. 6 Sep 1939
 6.Ernest William Marston Crouch b. 16 Jan 1866, d. 1 May 1919
 7.Herbert Casely Crouch+ b. 10 Nov 1867, d. 17 Dec 1944
 8.Florence Annie Crouch+ b. 27 Apr 1869, d. 27 Nov 1955
 9.Charles Stanton Crouch+ b. 1871, d. 17 Oct 1945
 10.Ella Graham Crouch b. 15 Sep 1873, d. 2 Feb 1953
 11.Thomas Leslie Lyttleton Crouch b. 5 Apr 1875, d. 21 Feb 1883
 12.Arthur Sydney Hamilton 'Sydney' Crouch b. 19 Apr 1878, d. 11 Nov 1921

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Jun 1880, A meeting of members of the Seventh Union Terminating Building Society ... For the position of surveyor to the society Messrs Crouch and Wilson and Messrs Henderson and Smart were proposed, and for that of solicitor Messrs Wisewould and Gibbs and Mr A D J Daly. A ballot will be taken at the same time and place as that for the committee.18
  • 23 Jun 1880, The ballot for the election of officers in the Seventh Union Terminating Building Society, resulted in ... Surveyors, Messrs Crouch and Wilson19
  • 30 Dec 1881, NOTICE.—The PARTNERSHIP hitherto existing between the undersigned Thomas James Crouch and Ralph Wilson, as architects and surveyors, at 40 Elizabeth-street, Melbourne, under the style of "Crouch and Wilson," has this day been DISSOLVED by mutual consent. All debts due to and by the late firm will be received by and paid by the said Thomas James Crouch, at his offices, 46 Elizabeth-Street, Melbourne. Dated this 22nd day of December, 1881. T. J. CROUCH. Witness—Geo. Godfrey, solicitor, 23 Collins-street west. R. WILSON. Witness—H. J. Farmer, solicitor, Melbourne.20
  • 5 Dec 1889, SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. T. J. CROUCH. Mr. T. J. Crouch, the well-known architect and surveyor, died suddenly in his chambers at 450 Little Collins-street yesterday afternoon. Mr. Crouch had been in very indifferent health for the past five or six years. About six years ago he was laid up with a serious complication of diseases which threatened to terminate fatally. Medical skill, however, triumphed and he was able to resume his ordinary duties, although he was obliged to be very careful, and to take a holiday from his business whenever opportunity offered itself. Latterly he had been somewhat better in health, and had caused his medical advisers and friends less anxiety than usual. When he left his residence in Dickens-street, St Kilda, for business yesterday morning, he appeared in better health and spirits than he had been for some time past. At the office he conducted his routine work in the ordinary way, and showed no signs of failing powers. Shortly before 3 o'clock a man came in to make a declaration before him, in his capacity as justice of the peace, and as he did so Mr. Crouch jocularly advised him not to delay any longer than was necessary, as he was anxious to attend the Governor's levee. Soon afterwards one of the clerks went into Mr. Crouch's private office, and found him sitting in his chair in an apparently unconscious condition. He attempted to arouse him, but without effect. Dr. Teague, who was known to be Mr. Crouch's medical adviser was sent for, but as he was not in, Dr. Le Fevre and Dr. Ray were summoned. On their arrival they pronounced life to be extinct, and the matter was at once reported to the coroner, Dr. Teague, when he heard of the sad affair, undertook to give a certificate of death, and, with Dr. Youl's permission, the body was removed to the private residence of the deceased last night, and no inquest will be held.
    Mr. Crouch was born in Hobart in 1833, and was a son of Mr. Crouch who for many years occupied the position of sheriff in that place, and is still alive. Mr. T. J. Crouch came to Victoria in 1852, and shortly afterwards commenced business as an architect in Swanston-street. After carrying on business successfully there for some years, he entered into partnership with Mr. Ralph Wilson and founded the firm of Messrs. Crouch and Wilson. Amongst many other public works they designed the plans for the Blind Asylum, the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, the Homoeopathic Hospital, the Methodist Ladies' College, and various churches throughout the colony. They also obtained the prize in the public competition for the design of the General Post-office, though their plans were never carried out, because the amount of their estimate was in excess of the sum set apart at that time for the work. About five vears ago the long existing partnership was dissolved, owing to the ill-health of Mr. Wilson, who died soon afterwards. Mr. Crouch then removed to Little Collins-street, where he has conducted his business ever since. Among the more recent works carried out on his designs were the Empire buildings in Little Collins street, and the new premises now occupied by Messrs. Ferguson and Urie. He was employed as valuator by many ot the leading building societies in the city, and was more than once called upon to report as an expert in important lawsuits where building questions were in dispute, and was almost always successful in satisfying both parties by the fairness of his opinions. He did not seek much distinction in public life.
    He occupied a seat on the committee of the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum for many years and was also a member of the St. Kilda Borough Council holding, the office of mayor twice during his term of service. He took a great interest in all matters relating to the Wesleyan Church, of which he was a prominent member. He acted at one time as treasurer of the Children's Fund of the Australasian Wesleyan Churches, one of the most important organisations in connection with that body. He was a member of the church at Balaclava, where he occupied the position of trustee and church steward. Of kindly disposition and cheery nature, he made for himself many warm friends, to whom the news of his sudden demise will come as a shock. He leaves a widow and nine children, two of whom are married, one to Mr. Eggleston, of Messrs. Eggleston and Derham, solicitors, and the other to the Rev. F. Jolly. His eldest son, Mr. E. W. M. Crouch, whom he lately took into partnership with him, left for England on a visit only three weeks ago. The funeral is appointed to leave his late residence to-day, at 4 o'clock, and his remains will be interred in the St. Kilda Cemetery, where the family vault is.
    The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. C. Lancaster, the pastor of the Balaclava church.21

Australian Dictionary of Biography

The eldest son, Thomas James, became an architect, designing among other work the General Post Office in Melbourne; there he died on 4 December 1889.22

Citations

  1. [S338] Unknown author, Victoria and its metropolis.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 May 1857, p4.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1069-739 - Thomas James Crouch of Number 46 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Architect (25 Nov 1885 - registered 11.40am) - C/T 1775-979.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-979 - The Seventh Union Terminating Building Society (25 Nov 1885 - registered 11.41am) - C/T 1775-980.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2009-778 - Richard Noble of Beaconsfield Merchant and Thomas James Crouch of No 75 Little Collins Street Melbourne Architect - C/T 2111-075.
  6. [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.
  7. [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).
  8. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D17989 (Age 56) [par Thomas James CROUCH & Sarah ROTHWELL]."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Dec 1889, p1.
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 41/829 Architect.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 229th Section of the transfer of Land Act 1890, the within named Richard Noble is registered as the sole proprietor of the within land.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932 - Memo No 12922 - Mary Emma Bloore Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Widow as executrix to whom probate of the will of Thomas James Crouch has been granted on 6 Mar 1890.
  13. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.daao.org.au/main/read/6675
  14. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Friends of St Kilda Cemetery newsletter. Issue 25 February 2007. St. Kilda—150 Years of Local Government
    http://www.foskc.org/pdf/CC25.pdf
  15. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Johnson
  16. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    0592-0597 buried with the Crouch family.
  17. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Members Online resources: St Kilda Cemetery Transcriptions."
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Jun 1880, p3.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times, 23 Jun 1880, p2.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Dec 1881, p2.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Dec 1889, p9.
  22. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030468b.htm
Last Edited14 Jun 2017

Mary Emma Bloor Turner

F, #2153, b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Father*Rev Nathaniel Turner b. Mar 1792, d. 4 Dec 1864
Mother*Ann Sargent b. 17 Jul 1798, d. 10 Oct 1893
Married NameCrouch. 
Birth*20 Jul 1835 Hobart, TAS, Australia, #B6353 [par Nathaniel & Ann TURNER].1 
Marriage*16 May 1857 Spouse: Thomas James Crouch. Wesleyan Church, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*23 May 1857At the Wesleyan Church, Surry Hills, Sydney, N. S. Wales, on the 16th inst., by the Rev. N. Turner, Charles Wesley Turner, Esq., of Lyttleton, New Zealand, to Emily Susannah Reece, daughter of the late Lancelot Iredale, Esq., of Sydney. At the same time and place, by the father of the bride, Thomas James Crouch, Esq., of Melbourne, to Mary Emma Bloore, third daughter of the Rev. N. Turner, of Brisbane, Moreton Bay.2 
Widow4 Dec 1889Mary Emma Bloor Turner became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas James Crouch.3,4 
Land-UBeac*12 Nov 1891 PAK-116. Transfer from The Seventh Union Terminating Building Society to Mary Emma Bloor Crouch. 19a 3r 24p.5 
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1892 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Thomas James Crouch to Mary Emma Bloor Crouch. Memo No 12922 - Mary Emma Bloore Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Widow as executrix to whom probate of the will of Thomas James Crouch has been granted on 6 Mar 1890.6 
Death*12 Oct 1904 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D14071 (age 69) [par Nathaniel TURNER & Anna SEARGENT].7 
Death-Notice*13 Oct 1904CROUCH.-On the 12th October, 1904, at Euston, St. Kilda, Mary Emma Bloore Crouch, widow of the late Thomas James Crouch, architect, in her 70th year.
CROUCH.-The Friends of the late Mrs. T. J. CROUCH, of "Euston," Dickens-street, St. Kilda, will meet at St. Kilda Cemetery gates, Dan denong-road, St. Kilda, THIS DAY (Thursday, the 13th inst.), at 10 a.m.8 
Probate (Will)*30 Dec 1904 93/101 Widow St Kilda. Mary Emma Bloor Crouch owned Fassifern and a vacant block of land in the village at the time of her death. See: Ella Graham Crouch Arthur Sydney Hamilton 'Sydney' Crouch.9 
Land-UBeac*14 Sep 1905 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Mary Emma Bloor Crouch to Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston.10 
Land-Note*14 Sep 1905 Memo No 35007. Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executors to which probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch (who died on the 12th October 1904) was granted on the 30th December 1904.11 
Land-UBeaca 14 Sep 1905 PAK-116. Transfer from Mary Emma Bloor Crouch to Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston. 19a 3r 24p - proprietors as executor of probate of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch.11 

Grave

  • Plot 0592-0597, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Family Grave of Crouch family. Leila Harcourt CROUCH 29.3.1865 Age 2 ; Mary Emma CROUCH 20.10.1867 Age 8 ; T. Leslie Lyttelton CROUCH 21.2.1883 Age 7 ; Estelle, wife of C. Stanton CROUCH 27.10.1907 Age 33 ; Ernest William Marston CROUCH 1.5.1919 Age 53 ; Thomas J. CROUCH 4.12.1889 Age 56 ; also his wife Mary Emma Bloor CROUCH 12.10.1904 Age 69 ; Anne TURNER, widow of the Rev. Nathaniel TURNER, pioneer Wesleyan Missionary to Australasia 10.10.1893 Age 95 ; also her daughter Hannah Jane TURNER 23.3.1907 Age ; Annie Rebecca, wife of R.W.G. SHOOBRIDGE 25.8.1888 Age 3912,13

Family

Thomas James Crouch b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Children 1.Ada Emily Rothwell Crouch b. 1858, d. 14 Nov 1942
 2.Mary Emma 'Minnie' Crouch b. 26 Jun 1859, d. 20 Oct 1867
 3.Amy Louisa Crouch b. 18 Oct 1861, d. 21 Dec 1948
 4.Leila Harcourt Crouch b. 21 Dec 1862, d. 29 Mar 1865
 5.Lucy Clifton Crouch b. 28 Mar 1864, d. 6 Sep 1939
 6.Ernest William Marston Crouch b. 16 Jan 1866, d. 1 May 1919
 7.Herbert Casely Crouch+ b. 10 Nov 1867, d. 17 Dec 1944
 8.Florence Annie Crouch+ b. 27 Apr 1869, d. 27 Nov 1955
 9.Charles Stanton Crouch+ b. 1871, d. 17 Oct 1945
 10.Ella Graham Crouch b. 15 Sep 1873, d. 2 Feb 1953
 11.Thomas Leslie Lyttleton Crouch b. 5 Apr 1875, d. 21 Feb 1883
 12.Arthur Sydney Hamilton 'Sydney' Crouch b. 19 Apr 1878, d. 11 Nov 1921

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Feb 1890, BEACONSFIELD-to LET, Fassifern, furnished HOUSE, with grounds, &c., commanding due view of the district. C W M Crouch, 450 Little Collins-street.14
  • 13 Jan 1892, Berwick Shire Correspondence. From Emma Crouch, Beaconsfield, asking that the formation of road leading to her residence, and now being formed, might he continued past her gate, as owing to the suddeness of the curve, the approach was dangerous.—Clerk of works to attend.15
  • 16 Mar 1892, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From E. Crouch, Beaconsfield, in reply, stating that she was willing to accept £2 10s. for land required for road at Upper Beaconsfield.—Received.16
  • 3 May 1893, From T. C. Mackley, Upper Beaconsfield... stating that the new turning near Mrs. Crouche's corner and Messrs. Noble's and a'Beckett's, renders the approach to his place very dangerous, and asking that necessary alterarions be made; the cost would only be trifling.—To be done when the council is in funds.17
  • 17 Feb 1894, Berwick Shire Correspondence. From Emma Crouch agreeing to give a corner of her property for deviation of road, and asking to be allowed to make another entrance to her property.—On the motion of Messrs. Goff and Brisbane it was resolved that £2 10s. be paid for the land, and that the required permission be given.18
  • 30 Jan 1895, That was an accident which had like to have been something more than awkward that happened the other day on Crouch Hill, as we call it at this end. It appears that Mr Charlie Anderson, with his sister and a young lady friend, had just set down Mr. Harry Laurie, jun., at his gate, and were driving round the rather awkward bend between Mrs. Crouch's and Mr. Noble's, when one of the reins broke; the horse got restive, and, kicking violently, dashed his hoof through the splash board, inflicting a nasty wound on Miss ——'s leg. The young lady was carried into Mr. Noble's house, and Mr. Harry Laurie was soon in attendance. Fortunately this gentleman, who is studying medicine at the Melbourne University; proved fully equal to the occasion, and Dr. Bennie, who reports favorably on the case, bears testimony to the skill with which the deep flesh wound was sown up by the young disciple of Æsculapius.19
  • 29 Jan 1896, The Beaconsfield Robberies.
    The Beaconsfield robberies, as we anticipated last week, have developed into no less than ten separate charges against Eli Harris, whilst an additional three are preferred against his wife. The police paid a visit to Harris' house on Thursday last, when a lot of valuable evidence was collected. The sheeting identified by Mrs. Smith as her property, and which was recovered from accused's house, had previously been marked. When the police got possession a neat parcel was found in the house containing the clippings from the sheets, on which was the Smith monogram. In fact, the mass of evidence that has accumulated is almost beyond credence. Constable Roberts has been besieged with visitors during the week, and anyone in the district who has lost any thing in the shape of household goods, lately, will have a very good chance of recovering it from amongst the olla pod rida stored at the Berwick courthouse.
    We append a LIST OF ROBBERIES.
    Francis Ryan's house was looted 18 months ago, there being removed a duchesse table, movable top washstand, pigskin riding saddle, floor cramp, axe, augur, &c. valued at £15.
    In March 1895, Mrs. Mary Crouch, of "Fassifern" Upper Beaconsfield, suffered the loss of cutlery, blankets, sheets, counterpanes, bedding, scales, washing machine, saucepans, &c., valued at £30. A fortnight later, a second visit was paid by thieves, who further removed a dress suit; the property of Herbert Crouch, valued at £12, a Gladstone bag, gold pins, studs, dress shirts, pyjamas, sheets and blankets, valued at £30.
    Mrs. Mary Smith, wife of Dr. L. L. Smith, received visits from robbers no less than four times, commencing in July 1895. The total value of goods stolen was £50, and comprised: —Furniture, pictures, blankets, bedding, dinner set, ornaments, pump, fender and fire irons, saucepans, carpet, flat irons, baths, tubs, and other articles.
    Mrs. Flanagan, of Richmond, who has a country residence at Upper Beaconsfield lost in November, 1895;-Door from wardrobe, 400 gal. tank, iron piping, aneroid, shovels, forks, &c. A sledge had evidently been used in the removal of the tank as tracks were discovered outside of Mrs. Flanagan's gate.
    F. Harris' store, Officer, was entered on the night of the 13th November, 1895, and the proprietor lost sugar, rice, tobacco, cigarettes, pills, combs &c. valued at £5.
    Wm. Grieve is a builder at Beaconsfield and his wife keeps a store. In November 1895, it is alleged that Harris called at the store, where he was served by a lad. A bunch of keys, one of which would open the builder's shop, were missed shortly after Harris left, and a similar one found in accused's possession. The builders' shop was robbed of paint, sheet iron, T hinges, colonial oven (the property of the Rev. Webb, of Armadale, which has been twice stolen), rope, tin of ironmongery, and a crowbar. . ''
    In addition to the above, which have been identified, the police have also in their possession the following goods, for which owners are awaited:-Clothes wringer, stewpan, nickel-plated garden syringe and sprayer (new), workbox, lady's silver watch, gold seal, silver snake bangle, silver watch chain, lady's new night dress, richly embroidered, large box of carpenter's tools, box of jewellery, lady's Indian silk dress and jacket, cambric handkerchief with " Ever thine " in colored letters and flowers; linen handkerchief with a large "C" in corner, coffee mill, lady's chemise, marked "S.W." glass epergue, pink lustres, gold pendant earring and brooch with doves, the dove on the brooch holding in its beak a tablet on which are the words "Forget-me-not," mail bag, coils of flexible wire used in connection with telegraph instruments, small compass, double magnifying glass, and a host of other articles.
    Harris and his wife were brought up at the Berwick police court to-day. Inspector Smyth prosecuted on behalf of the Crown, but the prisoners were undefended. The cases had not been completed when the court adjourned for the day. Harris, who pleaded not guilty, said his wife had no connection with the robberies, and she was discharged. Harris was committed for trial on four charges, and the remainder of the cases will be heard to-morrow (Thursday).20
  • 3 Feb 1903, HOTELS, SEASIDE, RESORTS, &c.
    FASSIFERN, Upper Beaconsfield.-7-roomed furnished VILLA, pantry, bathroom, linen, &c Crouch, Dickens-st., St. Kilda.21
  • 4 Nov 1905, TUESDAY, 14th NOVEMBER. At 12 o'Clock. At the ROOMS. 18 QUEEN-STREET. EXECUTORS' SALE.
    In the Estate of the Late Mrs. M. E. B. CROUCH, BRICK VILLA, "EUSTON," 10 DICKENS-STREET, ST. KILDA, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. "FASSIFERN," W.B. VILLA and 20 ACRES, Also TOWNSHIP ALLOTMENT.
    SYDNEY C. ARNOLD and Co. (in conjunction with W. F. VALE and Co.) are instructed to offer by public auction, as above,
    ST. KILDA, "EUSTON," No. 10 DICKENS-STREET, Brick villa family residence, containing 3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, study, kitchen, maid's room, 2 bathrooms, verandahs front and side, pantries, and complete with every convenience; also laundry, man's room, sheds, &c.
    The property is sewered. There is a splendid asphalt tennis court, and the grounds are tastefully laid out in ornamental lawns and shrubbery, also vegetable and fruit gardens, fowl yards and houses. LAND 101 ft. 10½ in. by 267 ft. 3 in. to a right of way.
    This property is well situate, aud surrounded by first class residences. It is within 7 minutes' walk of the Balaclava railway station, 1 minute from the Brighton-road trams, and convenient to the Balaclava and Esplanade trams, beach, pier and baths.
    UPPER BEACONSFIELD, "FASSIFERN, " 5½ miles from railway station 6 miles from Berwick.
    A lovely situation, commanding extensive views.
    WEATHERBOARD VILLA, containing 7 rooms, bathroom, &c., with gardener's quarters of 3 rooms; large underground tank, and 3 400-gallon tanks; land 20 acres, three Government road frontages; part in flower, fruit and vegetable garden, fern gully; a compact and desirable country house.
    Also, ST. GEORGE'S-ROAD, adjacent post office, store and hall, GOOD CORNER BLOCK, 141 ft. 10 in. by 165 ft.
    The owner intends to visit "Fassifern" on Wednesday, 8th November, leaving Princes-bridge at 7.52 a.m., arriving back in Melbourne at 1.30 p.m., and will be pleased to show any intending purchasers through.
    Titles, certificates. Messrs. Eggleston and Eggleston, solicitors, Bank-place, Melbourne.
    Further particulars from W. F. Vale and Co., auctioneers, 285 Collins-street; Sydney C. Arnold and Co., auctioneers, 18 Queen-street.22

Citations

  1. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 May 1857, p4.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D17989 (Age 56) [par Thomas James CROUCH & Sarah ROTHWELL]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Dec 1889, p1.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-980 - Mary Emma Bloore Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Widow.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932 - Memo No 12922 - Mary Emma Bloore Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Widow as executrix to whom probate of the will of Thomas James Crouch has been granted on 6 Mar 1890.
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D14071 (age 69) [par Nathaniel TURNER & Anna SEARGENT]."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Oct 1904 p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 93/101 Widow St Kilda.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932 - Memo No 35007 - Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor as executors to whom probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch has been granted on 30 Dec 1904.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-980 - Memo No 35007. Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executors to which probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch (who died on the 12th October 1904) was granted on the 30th December 1904.
  12. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    0592-0597 buried with the Crouch family.
  13. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Members Online resources: St Kilda Cemetery Transcriptions."
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Feb 1890, p10.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 13 Jan 1892, p3.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 16 Mar 1892, p2.
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 3 May 1893, p3.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 17 Feb 1892, p3.
  19. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 30 Jan 1895, p3.
  20. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 29 Jan 1896, p3.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Feb 1903 p10.
  22. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 4 Nov 1905, p2.
Last Edited6 Jun 2016

Ella Graham Crouch

F, #2154, b. 15 Sep 1873, d. 2 Feb 1953
Father*Thomas James Crouch b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Mother*Mary Emma Bloor Turner b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Birth*15 Sep 1873 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B27367.1 
Birth-Notice*16 Sep 1873CROUCH.—On the 15th inst., at Dickens-street, St. Kilda, Mrs T. J. Crouch of a daughter.2 
(Heir) Probate (Will)30 Dec 1904Ella Graham Crouch was named an heir in the will of Mary Emma Bloor Crouch. 93/101 Widow St Kilda. Mary Emma Bloor Crouch owned Fassifern and a vacant block of land in the village at the time of her death. Receives half share of vacant block in Beaconsfield Village (subdiv J. Martin) in distribution of assets valued at £7.10.0.3 
Death*2 Feb 1953 East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D1962 (age 79) - as CROUCH.4 
Death-Notice*3 Feb 1953CROUCH Ella Graham - On February 2 at a private hospital, Balaclava, daughter of the late T. J. and Emma Crouch, loved sister of Flo (Mrs Elms, Carnegie), aunt of Ruth, Frances, Hubert, and Leslie, aged 79 years. -Peacefully resting.
CROUCH Ella Graham - On February 2 at Keith House Balaclava, daughter of the late Thomas James and Emma Crouch, loved aunt of Stan, Geoff, Estelle, Ken, Tom, and Elaine.5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Feb 1905, EUSTON, Dickens-st St. Kilda, REOPENS Tuesday, 7th February: vacancies for few boarders. Miss Ella G. Crouch, principal.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B27367."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Sep 1873, p4.
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 93/101 Widow St Kilda.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1962 (age 79) - as CROUCH."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Feb 1953, p13.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Feb 1905 p10.
Last Edited5 Jun 2016

Thomas Leslie Lyttleton Crouch

M, #2155, b. 5 Apr 1875, d. 21 Feb 1883
Father*Thomas James Crouch b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Mother*Mary Emma Bloor Turner b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Birth*5 Apr 1875 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B12702.1 
Birth-Notice*6 Apr 1875CROUCH.-On the 5th inst., at Dickens-street, St. Kilda, the wife of T. J. Crouch of a son.2 
Death*21 Feb 1883 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D3146 (Age 7.)3 

Grave

  • Plot 0592-0597, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Family Grave of Crouch family. Leila Harcourt CROUCH 29.3.1865 Age 2 ; Mary Emma CROUCH 20.10.1867 Age 8 ; T. Leslie Lyttelton CROUCH 21.2.1883 Age 7 ; Estelle, wife of C. Stanton CROUCH 27.10.1907 Age 33 ; Ernest William Marston CROUCH 1.5.1919 Age 53 ; Thomas J. CROUCH 4.12.1889 Age 56 ; also his wife Mary Emma Bloor CROUCH 12.10.1904 Age 69 ; Anne TURNER, widow of the Rev. Nathaniel TURNER, pioneer Wesleyan Missionary to Australasia 10.10.1893 Age 95 ; also her daughter Hannah Jane TURNER 23.3.1907 Age ; Annie Rebecca, wife of R.W.G. SHOOBRIDGE 25.8.1888 Age 394,5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B12702."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Apr 1875, p1.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    0592-0597 buried with the Crouch family.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Members Online resources: St Kilda Cemetery Transcriptions."
Last Edited30 May 2016

Arthur Sydney Hamilton 'Sydney' Crouch

M, #2156, b. 19 Apr 1878, d. 11 Nov 1921
Father*Thomas James Crouch b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Mother*Mary Emma Bloor Turner b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Birth*19 Apr 1878 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B12052.1 
Birth-Notice*11 May 1878CROUCH. -On April 19, at St. Kilda, Victoria, the wife of T. J. Crouch, Esq., J.P., of a son.2 
Marriage*1904 Spouse: Louisa Agnes Archdall. VIC, Australia, #M2598.3
 
(Heir) Probate (Will)30 Dec 1904Arthur Sydney Hamilton 'Sydney' Crouch was named an heir in the will of Mary Emma Bloor Crouch. 93/101 Widow St Kilda. Mary Emma Bloor Crouch owned Fassifern and a vacant block of land in the village at the time of her death. Receives half share of vacant block in Beaconsfield Village (subdiv J. Martin) in distribution of assets valued at £7.10.0.4 
Death*11 Nov 1921 Goolwa, SA, Australia.5 
Death-Notice*17 Nov 1921CROUCH -On. the 11th November (accidentally drowned at Goolwa, South Australia), Arthur Sydney Hamilton Crouch, manager of Dalgety and Co, Adelaide, South Australia, aged 43 years.
CROUCH.-The Friends of the late ARTHUR SYDNEY HAMILTON CROUCH are informed that his remains will be buried in the Brighton Cemetery.
A service will be held at the Methodist Church, Chapel street, Balaclava, at 3.30 p.m. THIS DAY (Thursday November 17). The funeral will leave the church at 4 o'clock and will reach the Brighton Cemetery gates at 4.30.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B12052."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Mercury (Hobart), 11 May 1878, p2.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M2598."
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 93/101 Widow St Kilda.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Nov 1921 p1.
Last Edited30 May 2016

Herbert Casely Crouch

M, #2157, b. 10 Nov 1867, d. 17 Dec 1944
Father*Thomas James Crouch b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Mother*Mary Emma Bloor Turner b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Probate (Will)* Herbert C Crouch. Civil Engr. Auburn. 17 Dec 1944. 363/473.1       
Birth*10 Nov 1867 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B24925.2 
Birth-Notice*12 Nov 1867CROUCH.—On the 10th inst., at her residence, St. Kilda, Mrs. T. J. Crouch of a son.3 
Marriage*28 Jun 1898 Spouse: Rosa Mabel Ede. Horsham, VIC, Australia, #M1927.4,5
 
(Heir & Executor) Probate (Will)27 Jun 1919Named executor and an heir in the will of Ernest William Marston Crouch.6 
Marriage*1921 Spouse: Elizabeth Brunt. VIC, Australia, #M6455.7
 
Death*17 Dec 1944 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D12893 (Age 77.)8 
Death-Notice20 Dec 1944CROUCH.-On December 17, at 7 Lyndhurst crescent, Auburn. Herbert Casely Crouch. B.C.E. beloved husband of Elizabeth, and father of Dorothy and Noel, aged 77 years. (Privately interred Boroondara Cemetery.)9 
Death-Notice*22 Dec 1944CROUCH. - The death occurred at Auburn on Sunday of Mr Herbert Casely Crouch, aged 77. Mr Crouch was Horsham Town clerk and engineer from 1896 to 1901, and afterwards held the post of borough surveyor at Kew. Later, he carried on private practice of his profession for many years. He was a fellow of the Victorian Institute of Surveyors and was twice president of the institute (1918-19 and 1925-26). He was also a member of the Surveyors Board of Victoria, and a representative of the Allied Societies' Trust Ltd. Mr Crouch is survived by his widow and two adult children.10 

Grave

  • C/E C 1604, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Oct 1894, The many friends and well wishers of Mr. Herbert Crouch, in this neighbourhood, were pleased to hear of his appointment as shire engineer to the Berwick Council. May this only prove a stepping stone to greater things.12
  • 22 May 1895, HERBERT CROUCH, surveyor, Fassifern, Upper Beaconsfield, reports stolen from his dwelling, on the 14th or 15th inst., 2 gold dress studs, crescent backs, and like a star on front ; a diamond (Tasmanian) gold stud, old gipsy setting ; a pair of plain oval-shaped silver sleeve links ; a white sapphire gold claw pin; a gold nugget pin ; a pair of lace-up dancing shoes ; 3 dress shirts, white, two double pleated in centre, one stud-hole in each ; a white shirt, three stud-holes in front; a tennis shirt; a white singlet, "H. C. Crouch" on tape ; 3 neckties ; 6 white cambric handkerchiefs, new, and marked "H. C. C."; 3 silk handkerchiefs, marked " H. C. C." in monogram ; a pair of cuffs, 11-inch "Rangoon," with lapel in centre-all the shirts and cuffs are marked "Herbert C. Crouch " ; 5 large bed sheets ; 9 mediumsize ditto ; 6 small ditto ; a pair of field glasses ; a pair of monkey ornaments ; a pair of blankets ; 3 tablecloths ; 6 kitchen towels ; 3 teacloths ; and sundries . Value £30. - O.4121. 22nd May, 1895.13
  • 13 Dec 1895, THE TOWN CLERKSHIP. MR. H. C. CROUCH APPOINTED. A special meeting of the borough council was held on Wednesday evening to deal with the appointment of a town clerk, valuer &c., in succession to Mr. McArthur. The Mayor and all the councillors were present, with the exception of Cr. Curran, who is absent in Queensland. Immediately upon meeting the council went into committee. There were 47 applications, and of these it was found that nine were from men pro fessionally qualified as engineers. The great majority of the applicants were clerks. There were also two ex-bankers, one or two subordinate non-professional municipal officers, one gentleman whose principal quali fication was his skill and experience in cheese making and another who pleaded as a recommendation that he had devoted three years' recent residence in England to the study of charity organisation. Many of the professional applicants were very highly qualified, whilt altogether councillors had an excellent field in which to exercise their choice. The applications having been opened and, with the voluminous testi monials accompanying them read, the council went most exhaustively into the merits of the several candidates, sitting almost continuously, from eight o'clock until one o'clock on Thursday morning. The voting was throughout by ballot. Almost imme diately the applications were reduced, by the rejection of those from obviousy ineligible men, to ten. The next reduction was to six, the next to four, the next to three and the last to two. The voting between these two was equal, and the Mayor showed a decided and explainable disinclination to exercise his casting vote. It was, therefore, decided that a lot should be drawn and that the casting vote should go to the man who was sucessful in this. The two names, these of Mr. Herbert C. Cronch, C.E., of Berwick, and Mr. John Smith, of Lower Norton Creek, Government auditor to to the Borough of Horsham andl Shire of Wimmera, were then placed in a hat and that of the former gentleman was drawn out by the Mayor, who accordingly gave the casting vote in favor of his election. The appointment of Mr. Crouch as town clerk, engineer, and valuer (subject to a personal interview with councillors and the production of original testimonials) was then agreed to, on the motion of Cr. Williams, seconded by Cr. Bradshaw.
    Mr. Crouch is at present engineer to the Shire of Berwick. He is a Bachelor of Civil Engineering of the University of Melbourne and is qualified as engineer and surveyor under the Local Government Act 1890. He took his degree in 1893 after a very creditable University course, during which he won one scholarship, two exhibitions and two special prizes. He has had seven years' practical experience and posseses high testimonials from the president of the Berwick Shire, Professor Kernott, C.E., Mr. B. Smith, C.E., and others. It is not yet known when Mr. Crouch will be prepared to assume his duties. It will be noted that the appointment is subject to Mr. Crouch being prepared to act, at the salary stipulated, as engineer as well as town clerk, valuer, &c.14
  • 29 Jan 1896, The Beaconsfield Robberies.
    The Beaconsfield robberies, as we anticipated last week, have developed into no less than ten separate charges against Eli Harris, whilst an additional three are preferred against his wife. The police paid a visit to Harris' house on Thursday last, when a lot of valuable evidence was collected. The sheeting identified by Mrs. Smith as her property, and which was recovered from accused's house, had previously been marked. When the police got possession a neat parcel was found in the house containing the clippings from the sheets, on which was the Smith monogram. In fact, the mass of evidence that has accumulated is almost beyond credence. Constable Roberts has been besieged with visitors during the week, and anyone in the district who has lost any thing in the shape of household goods, lately, will have a very good chance of recovering it from amongst the olla pod rida stored at the Berwick courthouse.
    We append a LIST OF ROBBERIES.
    Francis Ryan's house was looted 18 months ago, there being removed a duchesse table, movable top washstand, pigskin riding saddle, floor cramp, axe, augur, &c. valued at £15.
    In March 1895, Mrs. Mary Crouch, of "Fassifern" Upper Beaconsfield, suffered the loss of cutlery, blankets, sheets, counterpanes, bedding, scales, washing machine, saucepans, &c., valued at £30. A fortnight later, a second visit was paid by thieves, who further removed a dress suit; the property of Herbert Crouch, valued at £12, a Gladstone bag, gold pins, studs, dress shirts, pyjamas, sheets and blankets, valued at £30.
    Mrs. Mary Smith, wife of Dr. L. L. Smith, received visits from robbers no less than four times, commencing in July 1895. The total value of goods stolen was £50, and comprised: —Furniture, pictures, blankets, bedding, dinner set, ornaments, pump, fender and fire irons, saucepans, carpet, flat irons, baths, tubs, and other articles.
    Mrs. Flanagan, of Richmond, who has a country residence at Upper Beaconsfield lost in November, 1895;-Door from wardrobe, 400 gal. tank, iron piping, aneroid, shovels, forks, &c. A sledge had evidently been used in the removal of the tank as tracks were discovered outside of Mrs. Flanagan's gate.
    F. Harris' store, Officer, was entered on the night of the 13th November, 1895, and the proprietor lost sugar, rice, tobacco, cigarettes, pills, combs &c. valued at £5.
    Wm. Grieve is a builder at Beaconsfield and his wife keeps a store. In November 1895, it is alleged that Harris called at the store, where he was served by a lad. A bunch of keys, one of which would open the builder's shop, were missed shortly after Harris left, and a similar one found in accused's possession. The builders' shop was robbed of paint, sheet iron, T hinges, colonial oven (the property of the Rev. Webb, of Armadale, which has been twice stolen), rope, tin of ironmongery, and a crowbar. . ''
    In addition to the above, which have been identified, the police have also in their possession the following goods, for which owners are awaited:-Clothes wringer, stewpan, nickel-plated garden syringe and sprayer (new), workbox, lady's silver watch, gold seal, silver snake bangle, silver watch chain, lady's new night dress, richly embroidered, large box of carpenter's tools, box of jewellery, lady's Indian silk dress and jacket, cambric handkerchief with " Ever thine " in colored letters and flowers; linen handkerchief with a large "C" in corner, coffee mill, lady's chemise, marked "S.W." glass epergue, pink lustres, gold pendant earring and brooch with doves, the dove on the brooch holding in its beak a tablet on which are the words "Forget-me-not," mail bag, coils of flexible wire used in connection with telegraph instruments, small compass, double magnifying glass, and a host of other articles.
    Harris and his wife were brought up at the Berwick police court to-day. Inspector Smyth prosecuted on behalf of the Crown, but the prisoners were undefended. The cases had not been completed when the court adjourned for the day. Harris, who pleaded not guilty, said his wife had no connection with the robberies, and she was discharged. Harris was committed for trial on four charges, and the remainder of the cases will be heard to-morrow (Thursday).15
  • 19 Jul 1898, WEDDING BELLS. On Tuesday afternoon a bright and pretty wedding was celebrated at the resicence of Mr. John Langlands, Horsham; the contracting parties being Mr. Herbert Casley Crouch, town clerk of Horsham, second son of the late Mr. Thomas James Crouch, Melbourne, and Miss Rosa Mabel Ede, niece of Mr. Langlands, and sister of Mrs W. Langdon, of this town and for several years a resident of Warragul.
    The sacred rite was admininistered by the Rev. Joseph Butler Johnstone, vicar of St. John's, Horsham. Telegrams of congratulations were received from Mrs Crouch, Mrs Eggleston, Miss Amy Crouch, Dr. Joel, Miss Page, Mr T. C. Mackley, Mr J. Hodges.
    The bride looked charming in white twill China silk with bodice of goffered silk, chiffon trimmed with pearl passe menterie and customary wreath and veil.
    The bridesmaids were Miss Ada Langlands, who wore cream silk, white felt picture hat, chiffon crown and feathers and Miss Violet Langlands, who wore cream lustre, picture hat, chiffon crown and feathers.
    Mr John Langlands gave the bride away, Mr Ernest Crouch, elder brother of the bridegroom,and Mr Harry Ede, brother of the bride, officiated as groomsmen.
    The happy pair departed by the afternoon train for Ballarat, en route for Melbourne, the bride's travelling dress being of fawn cloth, trimnmed with brown silk velvet and fox fur, picture hat of brown velvet with fawn feathers and yellow roses.
    The wedding presents were numerous and costly, including the following items:-Mrs Langlands house linen and handsomely worked quilts; Mrs W. Langlands, case of cut glasses; Messrs A. and J. Langlands, afternoon tea table; Mrs Crouch, silver cake basket, silver card tray, (both old family plate), household linen, drawing room pictures; Mrs Eggleston, nee Crouch, (Balaclava), handsome marble clock with cathedral chime, newspaper rack, pillow shalmns, pie-dish cover; Miss Amy Crouch, brush and comb bags and night sachiets; Mrs Jolly, nee Crouch, Wellington, N. Z., handsome handwork Duchesse table cover; Mr Ernest Crouch, cheque; Miss Florence Crouch, handsome hand-worked drawn thread lace and yellow silk cosey, and scone doyley to match; Mr Stanton Crouch, cheque; Mr Crouch, Doulton biscuit barrel with silver cover; Miss Edith Ede, specimen vases of biscuit china (coloured) ; Miss Estelle a'Beckett, (St. Kilda), tray cloth; Dr. Richie, set of carvers; Mrs Richie, bread fork; Mr and Mrs Stuart Bolton, after noon silver tea set; Mr and Mrs Wilson Bolton, silver cake basket; Mr Egbert Bolton, breakfast cruet; Mr and Mrs Rollet Bolton, silver egg stand and break fast cruet; Mrs Oliver, (Warragul), photo frames ; Mr James -Galvin, handsome silver salver; Sergeant Molyneux, silver and cut crystal honey and cream stand, Mrs. T. H. Turner, silver mould glass jam dish; Mr. W. Sack, silver egg-stand; Mr. and Mrs. McComrick. silver tea service Mr.and Mrs. H. B. Cathcart, polished brass pillar kerosene lamp; Master C. Kruger, crystal glass cheese plate and cover; Miss Amy Kruger, newspaper case; Miss Carthew, oil painting; Mr. and Mrs. P. G. MCutcheon (St Kilda), silver and crystal jam dish ; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. McCutcheon (Toorak), steel engraving, white and gold frame; Mr. J. Bennet, platform rocker chair; Mayor and councillors of Borough of Horsham, massive silver teapot, sugar bowl and hot water jug ; Borough employees, marble clock; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Stevens, silver serviette rings ; Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Stevens, (Geelong), afternoon china tea set; Mr and Mrs. Thomas Young, silver cake basket; Miss Cozens. jam dish Miss Page (Maldon), handsome hand worked lace yellow silk table centre; Mrs. Ebblewhite (St. Kilda), dinner mats.16
  • 15 Mar 1918, DECREE IN DIVORCE. Herbert Casely Crouch, of Rae stret, Auburn, licensed surveyor, 50 years of age, sought, before Mr Justice Cussen yesterday, dissolution of his marriage with Rose Mabel Crouch, 43 years of age, on the ground of her misconduct with Walter Williams, contractor, who was joined as co-respondent.
    Mr L. S Woolf (instructed by Messrs Abbott, Beckett, and Stillman) appeared for the petitioner Marriage took place in 1898, and petitioner had been town clerk of Horsham, and later borough engineer of Kew, and was now in private practice. It was stated that Crouch had seen Williams kissing his wife late one night in Glenferrie road, and struck him, and that there were admissions by the respondent. The petitioner had found in respondent's possession a copy of a will purporting to be made by Williams, and leaving half his property to his own wife and half to Mrs Crouch. In telephone messages on Wednesday night and yesterday morning respondent had asked to be taken back, and had said in the last message that Williams had deserted her. Other evidence of Williams and Mrs Crouch being seen in company of one another was given. A decree nisi was granted, petitioner to have the custody of the two children of the marriage.17
  • 16 Mar 1918, RORTY ROSA. Crouch Casts Off His Carissima.
    Mr. Justice Cussen dealt with an undefended suit by Herbert Casely Crouch, 50, of Rae-street, Auburn, licensed surveyor, and formerly an officer of the Camberwell and Kew municipal councils, who sought a dissolution of his marriage with Rosa Mabel Crouch, 43, on the grounds of her adultery with Walter Williams, contractor, of Northcote.
    Mr. L. S. Woolf (instructed by Messrs. Abbott, Beckett, and Stillman) appeared for the petitioner, and no defence was offered by respondent or co-respondent.
    The marriage took place on June 28, 1898, and there are two children.
    Petitioner said he had led a most unhappy life with respondent, who had eventually admitted misconduct with the co-respondent. She had, too, accused him of adultery with a young woman from whom she had produced a letter, but that was entirely false, and no more had erer been made to substatiate it. His efforts to redeem her had been unavailing, and she had declared her preference for the co-respondent.
    A decre nisi was granted.5
  • 6 Jan 1945, Mr Herbert Casely Crouch, who died recently at 7 Lyndhurst cres, Hawthorn, was a graduate of Arts, Engineering, and Architecture of Melbourne University. In the '90's he was a shire engineer of Berwick and Horsham, and later engineer of the Borough of Kew. On resigning the latter position he became a member of Kew Council, and conducted a private engineering practice in Chancery lane. He joined the Victorian Institute of Surveyors in 1915, and was its president 1918-1919 and 1925-1926. He was also a member of the Land Surveyors' Board for many years.
    He was the champion athlete of Wesley College in 1885, a leading cricketer of the University, Malvern, and Kew Cricket clubs, and for 41 years was president of the Metropolitan Cricket League. Aged 77, he leaves a wife and two adult children.18

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B24925."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Nov 1867, p4.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Truth (Melbourne), 16 Mar 1918, p6.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 164/354 Architect.
  7. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12893 (Age 77)."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Dec 1944, p2.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Horsham Times, 22 Dec 1944, p2.
  11. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    also Winifred EDE 1908.
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 3 Oct 1894, p3.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 22 May 1895, p160.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - The Horsham Times, 13 Dec 1895, p2.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 29 Jan 1896, p3.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - West Gippsland Gazette, 19 Jul 1898, p1.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Mar 1918, p9.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Jan 1945, p4.
Last Edited23 Jul 2018

Ernest William Marston Crouch

M, #2158, b. 16 Jan 1866, d. 1 May 1919
Father*Thomas James Crouch b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Mother*Mary Emma Bloor Turner b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Birth*16 Jan 1866 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B5123.1 
Birth-Notice*17 Jan 1866CROUCH.—On the 16th inst., at St. Kilda, Mrs. T. J. Crouch of a son.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac23 Aug 1894 PAK-124. Transfer from Arthur Fletcher Rattray to Richard Noble Ernest William Marston Crouch. 17a 1r 16p - joint proprietors.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac25 Mar 1898 PAK-124. Transfer from Richard Noble Ernest William Marston Crouch to Thomas Cole Mackley. 17a 1r 16p.4 
Land-UBeac*14 Sep 1905 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Mary Emma Bloor Crouch to Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston.5 
(Witness) Land-Note14 Sep 1905 Memo No 35007. Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executors to which probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch (who died on the 12th October 1904) was granted on the 30th December 1904.6 
Land-UBeaca 14 Sep 1905 PAK-116. Transfer from Mary Emma Bloor Crouch to Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston. 19a 3r 24p - proprietors as executor of probate of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch.6 
Land-UBeac*12 Jan 1906 PAK-116 (part). Transfer from Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston to Shire of Berwick. Transfer as to part (small south eastern corner.)7 
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.8 
Land-UBeac18 Oct 1912 PAK-116 (part). Transfer from Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston to Richard Gardiner Casey. 19a 1r 38p.9 
Death*1 May 1919 Coonarra Hospital, St. Kilda road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D9475 (Age 53) [reg. South Yarra].10 
Death-Notice*3 May 1919CROUCH.—On the 1st May, at Coonarra Hospital, St. Kilda road, Melbourne, Ernest William Marston Crouch, architect, Chancery lane, Melbourne aged 53 years. (Interred privately St. Kilda Cemetery.)11 
Probate (Will)*27 Jun 1919 164/354 Architect. Bequeaths all his assets to his brother Herbert See: Herbert Casely Crouch.12 

Grave

  • Plot 0592-0597, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Family Grave of Crouch family. Leila Harcourt CROUCH 29.3.1865 Age 2 ; Mary Emma CROUCH 20.10.1867 Age 8 ; T. Leslie Lyttelton CROUCH 21.2.1883 Age 7 ; Estelle, wife of C. Stanton CROUCH 27.10.1907 Age 33 ; Ernest William Marston CROUCH 1.5.1919 Age 53 ; Thomas J. CROUCH 4.12.1889 Age 56 ; also his wife Mary Emma Bloor CROUCH 12.10.1904 Age 69 ; Anne TURNER, widow of the Rev. Nathaniel TURNER, pioneer Wesleyan Missionary to Australasia 10.10.1893 Age 95 ; also her daughter Hannah Jane TURNER 23.3.1907 Age ; Annie Rebecca, wife of R.W.G. SHOOBRIDGE 25.8.1888 Age 3913,14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Feb 1890, BEACONSFIELD-to LET, Fassifern, furnished HOUSE, with grounds, &c., commanding due view of the district. E W M Crouch, 450 Little Collins-street.15
  • 31 May 1893, From E. W. M. Crouch, Melbourne, re portion of his property for road purposes at Upper Beaconsfield, and asking for £2 10s due to him.-On the motion of Crs Goff and Brisbane, the amount to be paid.16
  • 21 Jan 1896, WHOLESALE ROBBERIES. THREE CARTLOADS RECOVERED. BERWICK, SATURDAY.
    Eli Harris was arrested to day by Mounted constable Roberts as the perpetrator of a series of robberies committed in this district, extending over a period of more than 12 months. The man had been suspected for some time, but nothing transpired which warranted the searching of his house. Yesterday, however, while attending Mr Findulater's sale, Constable Roberts noticed that Harris was wearing a pair of patent shoes which answered the description of a pair stolen, with other articles from Mr Crouch, at Beaconsfield. On proceeding to Harris's house, which is situated in the bush between Officer and Upper Beaconsfield, goods od all descriptions, consisting of furniture, house linen, grocery, cutlery, pictures, a dress suit, jewellery, and tools of all sorts were found packed away, and nearly all the goods missed during the period above mentioned were recovered. No fewer than three cartloads were brought to the Berwick police station, where they now lie awaiting identification.
    Harris was yesterday brought before the City Police Court und remanded for a week.17
  • 7 Feb 1896, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY. LARGE AND MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION.
    At the Melbourne General Sessions before Judge Gaunt, yesterday a middle-aged man named Eli Harris, a market gardener, residing at Officer, in the Dandenong Ranges, was charged with receiving stolen property. The property comprised a miscellaneous collection, and gave the Criminal Court the appearance of an auction-room. Mr Finlayson, the Crown prosecutor, stated that at the end of last year several houses in the district were broken into and property of the value of about £100 stolen, but the police were unable to find a clue to the thief or thieves. On the 18th of January Constable Roberts saw the accused at the Dandenong market wearing a pair of patent leather dress shoes, and remembering that a similar pair had been stolen from a house of a Mr Crouch he went to the prisoner's house and found it packed with stolen property. Everything from a coil of wire to sets of marble statuary was found on the premises.
    The prisoner, who stated that he bought most of the property, was found guilty of receiving, and remanded for sentence.18
  • 13 Dec 1905, Berwick Shire Correspondence. From E. W. Crouch, Beacosfield, intimating having passed all papers in connexion with sale through the council of land at Upper Beaconsfield.—On motion of the President and Cr James, Mr. Crouch to be asked to complete the transfer for £3 3s.19
  • 10 Jan 1906, Berwick Shire Correspondence. From Eggleston and Eggleston, re Crouch, forwarding transfer for completion by the council.—Attended to.20
  • 14 Feb 1906, Berwick Shire Correspondence. From Eggleston & Eggleston, forwarding certificate of title to piece of land, in re Crouch; also account for £3 3s.—Received.21
  • 5 Aug 1915, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. A special effort, the result of which reflects great credit on Mrs Kirkwood, president, Miss M. McLean, secretary, and Mr Stenhouse, treasurer, was made on Friday last (Australia Day) in aid of our wounded soldiers ... On Saturday evening, Mr Crouch, at one time a resident of this district, but now of Melbourne, is to give an address on splint-making, and application.22

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B5123."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jan 1866, p4.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Richard Noble of Beaconsfield Merchant and Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect are now the proprietors.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Thomas Cole Mackley of Ellim Atta Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932 - Memo No 35007 - Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor as executors to whom probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch has been granted on 30 Dec 1904.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-980 - Memo No 35007. Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executors to which probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch (who died on the 12th October 1904) was granted on the 30th December 1904.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-980 - The President Councillors and Ratepayers of the Shire of Berwick - C/T 3103-535.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932 - George Wilson Martin of Cromwell Buildings Bourke Street Melbourne Agent.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-980 - Richard Gardiner Casey of Shipley House Caroline Street South Yarra Esquire - C/T 3643-430.
  10. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D9475 (Age 53) [reg. South Yarra]."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 May 1919 p11.
  12. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 164/354 Architect.
  13. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    0592-0597 buried with the Crouch family.
  14. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Members Online resources: St Kilda Cemetery Transcriptions."
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Feb 1890, p10.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 31 May 1893, p3.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jan 1896 p6.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Feb 1896 p3.
  19. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 13 Dec 1905, p3.
  20. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 10 Jan 1906, p3.
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 14 Feb 1906, p3.
  22. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "5 Aug 1916, p2."
Last Edited6 Jun 2016

Lucy Clifton Crouch

F, #2159, b. 28 Mar 1864, d. 6 Sep 1939
Father*Thomas James Crouch b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Mother*Mary Emma Bloor Turner b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Married NameJolly. 
Birth*28 Mar 1864 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B11892.1 
Birth-Notice*29 Mar 1864Crouch.— On the 28th March, at St. Kilda, Mrs T. J. Crouch, of a daughter.2 
Marriage*2 Nov 1887 Spouse: Rev Alfred Jolly. Wesleyan Church, Balaclava, VIC, Australia, #M6228.3
 
Marriage-Notice*15 Nov 1887JOLLY-CROUCH - On the 2nd inst , at the Wesleyan Church, Balaclava by the Rev John Harcourt, assisted by the Rev Chas Lancaster, the Rev Alfred Jolly to Lucy Clifton, third surviving daughter ot T J Crouch.4 
Widow25 Aug 1925Lucy Clifton Crouch became a widow upon the death of her husband Rev Alfred Jolly.5,6 
Death*6 Sep 1939 Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand, #D17347 (Age 75.)6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Sep 1939, OBITUARY MRS. L. C. JOLLY. On September 6, Lucy Clifton Jolly, widow of the late Alfred Jolly, general manager of the National Bank of New Zealand, Ltd., passed away at her residence in Stratford.
    The daughter of Thomas Crouch, a leading Melbourne architect, and the granddaughter of the Rev. Nathaniel Turner, an early missionary to Tonga and the Bay of Islands, she came to New Zealand with her husband in 1893. The greater part of her New Zealand life was spent in Wellington where Mr. Jolly became very widely known in business and church circles. Having resided also in Tapanui, and Dunedin, and for some years travelled New Zealand with her husband, she retired five years ago to Stratford where her daughter, Dr. Doris C. Gordon, is in medical practice.
    Always an energetic and unostentatious church and social worker, Mrs. Jolly was very active during the last war in the dispatch of comforts to New Zealand soldiers abroad. Of later years she has been an enthusiastic worker for the Children's Health Camp at Otaki, and the Wellington orphanages have lost a friend who every year made for them over 1000 paper caps which she distributed personally every Christmas.
    Mrs. Jolly was interred with her husband at Karori, Wellington. She is survived by her son, Mr. F. L. G. Jolly, of Palmerston North, her daughter, Dr. Doris C. Gordon, of Stratford, five grandsons, and one granddaughter.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B11892."
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 29 Mar 1864, p4.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M6228."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Nov 1887 p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Aug 1925, p1.
  6. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Evening Post (New Zealand), 14 Sep 1939, p16.
Last Edited10 Jun 2016

Leila Harcourt Crouch

F, #2160, b. 21 Dec 1862, d. 29 Mar 1865
Father*Thomas James Crouch b. 20 Dec 1832, d. 4 Dec 1889
Mother*Mary Emma Bloor Turner b. 20 Jul 1835, d. 12 Oct 1904
Birth*21 Dec 1862 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B3323/1863.1 
Birth-Notice*23 Dec 1862CROUCH.—On the 21st inst., at St. Kilda, Mrs. T. J. Crouch of a daughter.2 
Death*29 Mar 1865 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D2656 (Age 2.)3 
Death-Notice*21 Apr 1865CROUCH. -On the 29th March, at St Kilda, near Melbourne, Lelia Harcourt, fourth daughter of T. J. Crouch, aged 2 years and 3 months.4 

Grave

  • Plot 0592-0597, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Family Grave of Crouch family. Leila Harcourt CROUCH 29.3.1865 Age 2 ; Mary Emma CROUCH 20.10.1867 Age 8 ; T. Leslie Lyttelton CROUCH 21.2.1883 Age 7 ; Estelle, wife of C. Stanton CROUCH 27.10.1907 Age 33 ; Ernest William Marston CROUCH 1.5.1919 Age 53 ; Thomas J. CROUCH 4.12.1889 Age 56 ; also his wife Mary Emma Bloor CROUCH 12.10.1904 Age 69 ; Anne TURNER, widow of the Rev. Nathaniel TURNER, pioneer Wesleyan Missionary to Australasia 10.10.1893 Age 95 ; also her daughter Hannah Jane TURNER 23.3.1907 Age ; Annie Rebecca, wife of R.W.G. SHOOBRIDGE 25.8.1888 Age 395,6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3323."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Dec 1862, p4.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D2656 (Age 2)."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Mercury (Hobart), 21 Apr 1865, p2.
  5. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    0592-0597 buried with the Crouch family.
  6. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Members Online resources: St Kilda Cemetery Transcriptions."
Last Edited30 May 2016
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.