Adrian Charles Noel Groser

M, #2943, b. 14 Jan 1920, d. 8 Dec 2000
Father*Herbert Willis Groser b. 25 Feb 1881, d. 20 Aug 1967
Mother*Winifred Mabel Alice Rolfe b. 11 Jul 1883, d. 25 Feb 1968
Note* Their son Adrian married Marjorie, daughter of Leslie Horscroft and Olive Mary Buchanan.1 
Birth*14 Jan 1920 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B813 [reg Berwick].2 
Military*30 Jan 1942Enlisted for military service: Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 410546 - Date of Discharge 5 Feb 1946 - Rank Flight Lieutenant - Posting at Discharge 17 Operational Training Unit.3 
Death*8 Dec 2000 VIC, Australia. 
Probate (Will) Marjorie Olive GROSER. Secretary. Mt Eliza. 31 Oct 2007. 1295700.4 
Probate (Will)* Adrian Charles Noel GROSER. Rtd Airline Pilot. Glen Waverley. 08 Dec 2000. 1186425.5       

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.groserfamilies.com/page443.html
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      GROSER, ADRIAN CHARLES NOEL
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      410546
    Date of Birth      14 Jan 1920
    Place of Birth      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      30 Jan 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      Unknown
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      GROSER, HERBERT
    Date of Discharge      5 Feb 1946
    Rank      Flight Lieutenant
    Posting at Discharge      17 Operational Training Unit
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P39, unit 62.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P31, unit 116.
Last Edited8 May 2014

Val Arthur Lee Groser

M, #2944, b. 3 Jan 1923, d. 25 Jul 1999
Father*Herbert Willis Groser b. 25 Feb 1881, d. 20 Aug 1967
Mother*Winifred Mabel Alice Rolfe b. 11 Jul 1883, d. 25 Feb 1968
Birth*3 Jan 1923 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.1 
Military*11 Nov 1942Enlisted for military service: Australian Army Service Number VX117341
Date of Discharge 8 Aug 1946 - Rank Gunner - Posting at Discharge - 2/3 FIELD REGIMENT.2 
Death*25 Jul 1999 VIC, Australia. 
Probate (Will)* Val Arthur Lee GROSER.      Marketing Manager. Croydon. 25 Jul 1999. 1169214.3 

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      GROSER, VAL ARTHUR LEE
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX117341
    Date of Birth      3 Jan 1923
    Place of Birth      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      11 Nov 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      GLEN IRIS, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      TRAWOOL, VIC
    Next of Kin      GROSER, HERBERT
    Date of Discharge      8 Aug 1946
    Rank      Gunner
    Posting at Discharge      2/3 FIELD REGIMENT
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P30, unit 29.
Last Edited8 May 2014

Lilian Sykes

F, #2948, b. 1891, d. 1963
Married NameSmith. 
Birth*1891 Possible birth 7 Oct 1886 at Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.1 
Marriage*1915 Spouse: Stanley William Smith. VIC, Australia, #M1801.2
 
Death*1963 Warr, VIC, Australia, #D15673 (Age 72) [par John SYKES & Ann WOMERSLEY].3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Inverness, Stanley Street, South Warrnambool, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: weaver.4
191931 Prentice Street, Orrong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: hoe duties. With Stanley William Smith.5
bt 1921 - 1928Ausengscot, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Stanley William Smith.6,7,8,9,10,11,12
193133 Charles Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Stanley William Smith.13
1936Walla Walla, Naringal, Allansford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Stanley William Smith.14

Family

Stanley William Smith b. 6 May 1893, d. 1975
Children 1.Ronald Stanley Smith b. 24 Aug 1919, d. 17 Jun 2015
 2.Douglas Brian Smith15 b. 4 Mar 1922, d. 27 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, a baptism for a Lilian Sykes, with parents John Sykes & Ann Womersley on 16 Feb 1887. See also West Yorkshire Baptisms
    possible 1911 census at 8 Oxford Street, Huddersfield with mother Ann aged 59, and two sisters Emily Ann 29, cigar maker and Elsie 19 Cotton Winder. Lilian is 24 and a Woolen Weaver. The mother had 6 children with 4 living.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  5. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  6. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  7. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  8. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  9. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  10. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  11. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  12. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  13. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  14. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  15. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
Last Edited28 Dec 2018

Ronald Stanley Smith

M, #2949, b. 24 Aug 1919, d. 17 Jun 2015
Father*Stanley William Smith b. 6 May 1893, d. 1975
Mother*Lilian Sykes b. 1891, d. 1963
Birth*24 Aug 1919 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #B17945.1,2,3 
Education*15 Feb 1926 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, started school.4 
Military*29 Jul 1940Enlisted for military service: Caulfield, VIC, Australia, Australian Army - VX46676 - Locality on Enlistment ALLANSFORD, VIC - Discharge 13 Dec 1945 - Private - 2/4 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL.5 
Death*17 Jun 2015 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia.6 
Death-Notice*20 Jun 2015SMITH. Ronald Stanley 'Digger'. Formerly of Naringal On June 17, 2015 at Warrnambool. Dearly loved husband of 'Jean' (dec.) Loved father and father-in-law of Glenda and Brian, Ray and Pauline, Alon and Glenda, Neil and Christine. Cherished 'Digger' of 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren VX46676 2/4 Aust. Gen. Hosp.
SMITH. Family and friends of Ronald Stanley 'Digger' Smith are invited to attend a Thanksgiving Service to celebrate his life at the Eastern Park Chapel, 60 Verdon St, Warrnambool, on WEDNESDAY (June 24, 2015) commencing at 1 p.m. Ex-Service Personnel are respectfully invited to attend the Thanksgiving Service. Private Cremation.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Naringal, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dairy farmer. With Inez Jean Smith W.A.A.A.F.7

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Date of Birth 24 Aug 1919 - Place of Birth ELSTERNWICK.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: have birthdate as 23 Aug 1919.
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Stanley Smith, North Beaconsfield, Orchardist. 2 miles from school. Previously at Warrnambool until 18 Dec 1925, left 30 Oct 1928 for Brunswick.
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  6. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "20 Jun 2015 - viewed online Dec 2018."
  7. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
Last Edited28 Dec 2018

James Albert Ernest Brown

M, #2956, b. Mar 1886, d. 1966
Father*Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown b. 1858, d. 4 May 1930
Mother*Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens b. 1856, d. 21 Oct 1923
Birth*Mar 1886 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, #B27858/1886.1 
Marriage*21 Mar 1914 Spouse: Eva Evaline Bennett. VIC, Australia, #M11502.2,3
 
Death*1966 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D15010 (age 80.)4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19315 Princes Street, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: inspector. With Eva Evaline Brown.5

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, jevanshill - gives marriage date.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Enos Anthony Edwin Brown

M, #2957, b. 1888, d. 1968
Father*Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown b. 1858, d. 4 May 1930
Mother*Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens b. 1856, d. 21 Oct 1923

World War I

Enos Anthony Edwin Brown had left Upper Beaconsfield a few years before the war and moved to Western Australia. He married there and enlisted aged 27 on 15 Nov 1915. His unit, the 28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement embarked from Fremantle on board HMAT A28 Militades on 12 Feb 1916. SERN 3790.
He returned to Australia on 16 Jun 1919, as a Corporal of the Cyclists' Battalion.1,2
Birth*1888 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #B8873.3 
Marriage*1914 Spouse: Margaret Ellen Clark. Subiaco, WA, Australia, # B6.4
 
Death*1968 Blackburn South, VIC, Australia, #D15708 (Age 80.)5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown.6,7,8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jul 1902, A Picturesque District.—Upper Beaconsfield, 17th June, 1902.—Dear Uncle Ben,— I live at Upper Beaconsfield, which is about 33 miies from the city. Our place stands on a hill, from which there is a magnificent view of Arthur's Seat, Dromana, Clyde, Cranbourne, Frankston, Mornington and Westernport Bay. From the hill at the back of our place can be seen Mount Dandenong, Emerald, Gembrook and other places. There are magnificent fern gullies here, with a dense profusion of maidenhair, tree ferns and moss. The scenery here is very picturesque. Stony Creek is not far from where I live. Picnic parties and others visit it very often. The district has been free from bush fires this season. Foxes are very troublesome here, but rabbits come and disappear like stage ghosts through a trap-door. Snakes are very rarely seen. Our place is five miles from the Beaconsfield railway station. Lower Beaconsfield is very flat. Cardinia Creek passes under the railway, quite close to the station. There is an Assembly Hall, which is used for Church and Sunday school service, dances, library, electioneering purposes, and for every other variety of amusement. Many visitors come out here and spend their holidays. I send you some maidenhair fern with this letter, —I am, respectfully yours, Enos Brown. Aged 14 years 3 months. [Thank you for the fern, Enos. You are fortunate in living in one of the beauty spots of Victoria.— Uncle Ben.]9
  • 2 Nov 1911, Enos Brown, of Upper Beaconsfield left on Saturday for Western Australia. His departure will be severely felt by the local cricketers. Brown was one of the best bowlers in the Association and a good sportsman all through.10

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=34610
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Blackburn."
  6. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912 "Minnie possibly listed in Berwick as Emma Lavinia BROWN."
  7. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 5 Jul 1902, p8.
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Nov 1911, p2.
Last Edited19 Jun 2017

Effie Muriel Brown

F, #2958, b. 1891, d. 22 Jan 1957
Father*Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown b. 1858, d. 4 May 1930
Mother*Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens b. 1856, d. 21 Oct 1923
Probate (Will)* 525/660. Effie M STEWART Date of grant: 02 Apr 1958; Date of death: 22 Jan 1957; Occupation: Married; Residence: Geelong W.1 
Married NameStewart. 
Birth*1891 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #B889.2 
Marriage*1911 Spouse: Albert James Stewart. VIC, Australia, #M2322.3
 
Death*22 Jan 1957 Geelong West, VIC, Australia, #D17888 (Age 66.)4 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 203, item 525/660
    VPRS 28/ P4 unit 1556, item 525/660.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "indexed as Effie Murial Brown."
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "states Place of birth BEACONSFIELD UPPER."
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Percy Geach Brown

M, #2959, b. 31 Oct 1895, d. 1983
Percy Geach BROWN
(1895-1983)
Father*Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown b. 1858, d. 4 May 1930
Mother*Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens b. 1856, d. 21 Oct 1923

World War I

Percy Geach Brown, aged 20 and a driver, enlisted on 15 Mar 1915. He embarked from Syndney with the 5th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement on HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 Jun 1915. SERN 2111. He was wounded in the shoulder at Gallipoli, and after his recovery was sent to France to serve with the 1st Field Bakery. He returned to Australia on 19 Apr 1919. The Nominal Roll states that he was with the 13th Company, Australian Army Service Corps. His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield RSL and the Beaconsfield Honour Boards. See also: https://www.pakenhamww1.com/brown-percy-geach.1,2
Birth*31 Oct 1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B8438.3 
Marriage*23 May 1925 Spouse: Avis Myrtle Smith. Pakenham, VIC, Australia.4
 
Land-UBeac*16 Dec 1930 PAK-71 l/p 7129 (part). Transfer from Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown to Percy Geach Brown Florence Hillier Suters.5 
Land-UBeac*6 Jan 1932 PAK-71 l/p 7129 (part). Transfer from Percy Geach Brown Florence Hillier Suters to Alfred Ernest Warmbrunn.6 
Death*1983 Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D20692 (age 88.)7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Nov 1900, A nasty accident happened to Mr. E. Brown's youngest son, Percy, one day last week. In company with a number of his school mates, he was amusing himself running along the trunk of a fallen tree, when by some means he slipped, and in falling, struck his leg against a broken limb, inflicting a terrible gash in the fleshy part of the leg. I, however, am pleased to report that he is progressing favorably, and expects to be soon moving about again.8
  • 9 Sep 1915, Percy Brown, son of Mr Enos Brown is also amongst the list of wounded. He played cricket for Upper Beaconsfield and was a fairly decent bat.9

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, https://aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=35602
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Weldon/Leighton Family Tree
    Owner: gailleighton1.
  5. [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.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5723-403 - Percy Brown and Florrie Suters to Alfred Ernest Warmbrunn of Beaconsfield Linesman.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 7 Nov 1900, p2.
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Sep 1915, p2.
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Florence Hillier Brown

F, #2960, b. 1898, d. 1979
Father*Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown b. 1858, d. 4 May 1930
Mother*Lavinia Emma 'Minnie' Stephens b. 1856, d. 21 Oct 1923
Married NameSuters. 
Birth*1898 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B1093 [reg. Berwick].1 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Alfred Cloke Suters. VIC, Australia, #M11704.2
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Dec 1930 PAK-71 l/p 7129 (part). Transfer from Enos Glazier 'Bert' Brown to Percy Geach Brown Florence Hillier Suters.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac6 Jan 1932 PAK-71 l/p 7129 (part). Transfer from Percy Geach Brown Florence Hillier Suters to Alfred Ernest Warmbrunn.4 
Widow31 May 1971Florence Hillier Brown became a widow upon the death of her husband Alfred Cloke Suters.5 
Death*1979 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D17083 (Age 81) - as SUTERS.6 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as Florence Alice Hillier BROWN."
  3. [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.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5723-403 - Percy Brown and Florrie Suters to Alfred Ernest Warmbrunn of Beaconsfield Linesman.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Brecon Wales."
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Martha 'Patty' Murchison

F, #2961, b. 1829, d. 28 Apr 1909
Father*John Murchison b. 1799, d. 20 Jun 1882
Mother*Mary Ann Roberts b. 1806, d. 27 Apr 1872
Married NameMacKenzie. 
Birth*1829 Bermuda [par John MURCHISON & Marianne ROBERTS].1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Dec 1833 Sailing with John Murchison Mary Ann Murchison to Port Jackson, NSW, Australia. Ship Ship - Henry; Captain Henry John Bunney; Child Passenger.2
 
Marriage*23 Apr 1846 Spouse: Farquhar MacKenzie. Kerrisdale Station, Broadford, VIC, Australia.3
 
Note*c 1850 Martha Mackenzie (nee Murchison) reminiscences, 1825-1850, sketches of Australian life.4 
Widow24 Feb 1874Martha 'Patty' Murchison became a widow upon the death of her husband Farquhar MacKenzie.5,6 
Land-UBeac*25 Sep 1885 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10). Transfer from Joseph Bulling to Martha 'Patty' MacKenzie. Bulling sold Patty 12a 1r 21p of his property, and retained about 7a.7 
Land-Note*28 Jan 1886 Obtained three mortgages from Arthur Palmer BLAKE on 28 Jan 1886, 11 Feb 1887, 21 Dec 1888. They were discharged on 13 Jul 1895. A P Blake was a partner in the firm of solicitors Blake & Riggall, who were acting for the family, including being trustees of Martha's inheritance. It appears that the mortgages were advances against the trust account, and when A P Blake moved to England, the property was re-mortgaged.8 
Land-Note*c 1895 The Hedrick sisters, Martha 'Patty' MacKenzie and Barbara Amy Hedrick Annie Thomson Hedrick, leased Ben Eay from Martha 'Patty' MacKenzie c1895 and operated it as a guesthouse until mid 1896, when they took over Salisbury House. 
Land-Note13 Jul 1895 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10): Mortgagee: William Riggall. Martha obtained a mortgage from Ronald McLachlan & William Riggall. William Riggall was one of the partners of the solicitor firm Blake & Riggall. A P Blake moved to England before 1891 so the property was re-mortgaged. In Martha's probate it is shown that she obtained £1000 against the trust account established by her father, and that Riggall was entering the loan on the title as security.. Mortgagor was Martha 'Patty' MacKenzie.9 
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. 
Death*28 Apr 1909 St Leonards, NSW, Australia, #D7044 [par John & Marianne].10 
Death-Notice*29 Apr 1909MACKENZIE -April 28, at North Sydney, Martha Mackenzie, of Chatswood, relict of the late Farquhar Mackenzie, stock inspector, Victoria, aged 80 years. Melbourne papers please copy.11 
Death-Notice12 May 1909MACKENZIE - On 28th April, Martha (Patty), wife of the late Farquhar Mackenzie, of Victoria, and of Kerrisdale, Gairloch, Scotland and eldest daughter of the late John Murchison, of Studley Park, Kew, Melbourne, aged 80 years.12 
Probate (Will)*27 Apr 1910 114/937. Widow.13 
Land-UBeac*21 Jan 1914 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 10). Transfer from Martha 'Patty' Murchison to Florence Kate Fowler, Ellen Elizabeth Fowler, Miriam Fowler. Sold by the estate of Martha McKenzie. The Fowler sisters owned the property as tenants in common.9 

Family

Farquhar MacKenzie b. 8 May 1811, d. 24 Feb 1874
Children 1.Hector Roderick MacKenzie+ b. 1848, d. 27 Jan 1920
 2.Catherine Violet MacKenzie b. 1850, d. 6 Jul 1948
 3.Mary Anne MacKenzie b. c 1853, d. 16 Feb 1949
 4.Kenneth Murchison MacKenzie b. 1854, d. Aug 1942
 5.Farquhar MacKenzie b. 1856, d. 27 Apr 1899
 6.John MacKenzie b. 1858, d. 4 Aug 1947
 7.Flora Emily MacKenzie b. 1860, d. 24 Mar 1945
 8.Charles Edward MacKenzie b. 13 Mar 1862, d. 19 Aug 1929
 9.Herbert Douglas MacKenzie b. 1864, d. 1865
 10.Jessie MacKenzie b. 1866, d. 1866
 11.Leopold Stuart MacKenzie b. 31 Dec 1868, d. 17 Jun 1952
 12.Ada Murchison MacKenzie b. 8 Dec 1870, d. 25 May 1950

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Apr 1872, Death of mother: MURCHISON - On the 27th inst., at Camp-house, Castlemaine, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of John Murchison, Esq , late of Kew.14
  • 6 Oct 1885, TENDERS are invited for ERECTION of Villa Residence (wood), Beaconsfield, for Mrs P. Mackenzie.
    W. S. LAW, Architect, 82 Collins street west.15
  • 6 Apr 1886, BEN EAY BEACONSFIELD SCHOOL RE-OPENS After Easter APRIL 22.
    Special advantages are offered for young or delicate children, every facility being given for out-door exercise and amusement. All the comforts of home.16
  • 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.17
  • 24 Sep 1909, NOTICE is hereby given that at after the expiration of 14 days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction that PROBATE of the WILL dated the 23rd day of February, 1892 and one Codicil thereto dated February 1898 (a codicil referred to in the last mentioned codicil as bearing date the 9th day of June 1895 not having been found) of MARTHA MACKENZIE formerly of 'Ben Eay' Beaconsfield in the State of Victoria, and late of 'Roma' Neridah street, Chatswood near Sydney in the State of New South Wales, widow, deceased, may be granted to Hector Roderick Mackenzie of 'Kerrisdale' Moree in the State of New South Wales, grazier, and John Mackenzie of 'Calga,' Coonamble in the State of New South Wales, grazier, the executors appointed in the said will and in the codicil dated February 1898.
    Dated this 23rd day of September 1909
    BLAKE and RIGGALL. 130 William street, Melbourne, proctors for the applicants.18
  • 27 Apr 1935, PASTORAL PIONEERS No. 71—MACKENZIES OF GAIRLOCH
    By R.V.B. and A.S.K.
    ABOUT 1480 Alexander Mackenzie, of Kintail, married Margaret McCoull, a descendant of Macindulf, and Hector was a son - Hector the Redhaired, who founded the line, getting Gairloch from the Macleeds, his cousins. The family went through various vicissitudes, till a descendant, Alexander, abandoned Gairloch, and built Flowerdale, and in course of time a later descendant, Hector the Buck- toothed Laird, had a son, John, who won fame in the Peninsular War, and his son, Alastair, found his way to Port Phillip. He was appointed Colonial Treasurer by Governor Latrobe. A cousin, Farquhar Mackenzie, also reached Port Phillip, but by way of Sydney, where he joined for tunes with Hughes, Snodgrass, Hutton, White, Murchison, Dickson, and others, on one of the most notable of the early over landing expeditions.
    The party assembled at Goulburn (N.S.W.) in 1837, and, making their way slowly along Ebden's and Hawdon's tracks, they reached the old crossing place on the Goulburn, later to be named Mitchelstown. They penetrated no farther south into the Port Phillip district at the time. The Goulburn was attractive enough, so up its reaches they went. Mackenzie settled on the King Parrot Creek, where he was in conflict with Charles Hutton over boundaries, then at Flowerdale. Later he occupied Kerriesdale, as superintendent for Murchison. Hughes stayed at Avenel, while Snodgrass went up as far as Murrundindi, which included Doogalook and Killingworth.
    Farquhar Mackenzie, although a pioneer of note, was not successful as a grazier, and eventually occupied the office of inspector of sheep at Benalla, He married Martha, a daughter of John Murchison, and in 1874 he died, leaving his widow and 10 children.
    Two cousins, William and Roderick, also came to Port Phillip. After some years' experience as a merchant in India William arrived in 1839, and he opened warehouse in Lonsdale street, Melbourne. He had a run at Kinlochewe as well, and was president of the Port Phillip Pastoral and Agricultural Society. William, who never married, died at St. Omer, France, in 1860. Roderick joined the 98th Regiment as ensign. For some time in the early 'thirties he was unattached on half-pay. Later he joined the 96th as captain, and sold out in '40 to go to Port Phillip. He went up to Flowerdale, and spent some months with Farquhar. Eventually he acquired Flowerdale, and died there in 1849. Flowerdale was taken over by John Aitken in 1850.
    And there was another Mackenzie of the Gairloch clan, Kenneth, who tried his fortunes in Port Phillip. He stayed only a few months, not long enough to lose considerably.19
  • 16 Oct 1935, EARLY PIONEERS--Murchison-Mackenzie
    IN the early days of our history — and of the 19th century — in order to help populate and make this outpost in the Southern Hemisphere better known in the world, the Home Government offered free grants of land to army officers willing to migrate with their families. Among the first to take advantage of this was John Murchison, of the 96th Regiment, who landed at Sydney in 1833. With him were Admiral Gore and Captain Baker, old friends. Gore's son later left with the ill-fated Arctic expedition under Sir John Franklin, and was never heard from again. Murchison's first friend in New South Wales was Captain King, and others to whom he brought letters of introduction were Macarthur, Campbell (of Campbell's Wharf), and Terence Aubrey Murray.
    PROCEEDING to Parramatta, Murchison rented a cottage near the first Government House. He left his family there and went to the Goulburn district. He took up land about five miles from where Goulburn now stands, prepared a home, and settled down to farming, calling his place Taradale. Beautiful cedar was plentiful in those days, and later he built a fine residence. In 1837 Farquhar Mackenzie arrived in Sydney, and travelled with another man looking for suitable country in which to settle, and soon afterwards arrived at Taradale. Later Mackenzie entered into partnership with Murchison, and, purchasing sheep from the famous Macarthur flocks, went with men to Monaro. He found the climate too cold after long residence in Java, and decided to go to Victoria (which had lately been proclaimed a separate colony) with a party, amongst whom were Kent Hughes, Peter Snodgrass, Kelberry Campbell, and others. Leaving the rest of the party, he went some five miles farther on and found a creek, which he called King Parrot Creek. He decided to settle there, and called his place Kerrisdale after his Scottish home. There he was joined some years later by Murchison, whose daughter he married. Farquhar Mackenzie was the younger son of Captain Kenneth Mackenzie of Gairloch, Scotland, who had served in India, being present at the siege of Seringapatan under General Sir David Baird.
    LATER Mr. Murchison, on going to see the Victorian property, had an exciting experience with bushrangers. He him self drove the first gig tandem over the lonely bush roads, being accompanied on horseback by Captain MacLachlan. On the first day after leaving Taradale, in the dusk of the evening, when approaching Gunning, a gang of bushrangers appeared, intending, no doubt, to intercept the vehicle. Missing that, they fell upon Captain MacLachlan, who was armed with one of the first revolvers brought out — one of the old pepper-box pattern. He charged into the bushrangers, but missed. Mr. Murchison handed the reins to his servant and hastened to his assistance, when the raiders made off, apparently thinking that in the darkness they had come upon a party of police. He afterwards decided to sell his Goulburn property and join Mr. Mackenzie at Kerrisdale, trekking there in a caravan specially built for his wife and family, the servants travelling in bullock-drays.
    WHILE Mr. Murchison had been stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia, he married a daughter of Quartermaster Roberts of the 81st Regiment, a woman who proved to have the true pioneering spirit and who accompanied him through all the trying experiences of those early days— a faithful and energetic helpmate, leaving behind her to carry on the good work about fifty lineal descendants, all living in Australia. At the time of Mr. Murchison's death he was the oldest magistrate in the colonies, having been made a territorial magistrate of New South Wales in 1836. As I have said, Farquhar Mackenzie married one of the daughters. Of their six sons, three have passed away — namely, Hector, Farquhar (at Bloemfontein, South Africa), and Charles Edward. Those surviving are Kenneth (a prominent official in banking circles in this State and Queensland) and John (a station manager) — both retired; while Stuart is an orchardist in the Gosford district. Four daughters are living. —Mary Graham.20

Citations

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  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx
    Call Number: MLMSS 944 - 1 folder of textual material
    Administrative / Biographical Note
    The Murchison family migrated to Australia in 1833, when Martha was still a child. Her father was an army officer, Captain John Murchison, who became a magistrate. After a short time at Parramatta he selected a grant of land, near Goulburn, which he called Taradale. He employed convicts as his servants, and his family lived in constant fear of attack by bushrangers. Martha married Farquhar Mackenzie.
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    Details from Deatth certificate: February 24, 1874; 1 or 7pm Weinberg Road; Borough of Hawthorn, County of Bourke; Farquhar MacKenzie; Inspector of Stock; Male, 62 years (corrected from 58); Carcinoma of the upper jaw and face; 12 months; Last seen by: James Rudall - February 24, 1874; parents: Kenneth MacKenzie (Army Captain), Flora Emily MacKenzie (formerly McRae); Informant: R MacKenzie, son; Weinberg Road, Hawthorn; Robert ?????, February, 26, 1874; Hawthorn; February, 25. 1874; Boroondara General Cemetery; Undertaker: Joh?? Pedberry; William Wood; Church of England; born: Rosshire, Scotland; Sydney 5 years; Victoria 27 years; Kerrisdale Station, Broadford, Victoria, Patty Murchison; age at marriage 35 (corrected from 32) Issue: Hector Roderick 25; Catherine Violet 2? Mary Anne 21 Kenneth Murchison 19 Farquhar 18 John 16 Flora Emily 14 Charles Edward 1? Hector deceased Stuart Leopold 5 Ada 3.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1747-267 Joseph Bulling of Osborne Street, South Yarra, Builder.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T Vol 1747 Fol 268 Martha McKenzie, of Kew Widow.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1747-268 Martha McKenzie, of Kew, Widow.
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    [This series of articles was begun in "The Argus" on August 14, 1934, and was transferred to "The Australasian" on October 6.].
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Last Edited13 Jan 2017

Farquhar MacKenzie

M, #2962, b. 8 May 1811, d. 24 Feb 1874
Farquhar MACKENZIE
(1812-1874)
Birth*8 May 1811 Kerrisdale, Ross-shire, Scotland.1 
Note*c 1838 History of Flowerdale Estate
The land on which Flowerdale Estate proudly sits today is one of the most historic locations in Victoria. The pioneers to this region settled right here.
Prior to the early settlers, Hume and Hovell were the first white men to enter the area in 1825. They came from New South Wales to find an overland route to Western Port. On their journey they discovered and named the King Parrot Creek which runs through the Flowerdale Estate Property. The first squatters in the area, in 1838, included Captain Farquhar MacKenzie a Scottish Highlander. He established a 10,000 acre sheep run called Flowerdale Station in association with his cousin Roderick MacKenzie. The original two room stone cottage took 3 years to build. The homestead, still existing today, was built in 1842.
In 1849 Flowerdale was sold to another early pioneer John Aitken. Aitken was later drowned in the King Parrot Creek and the run was sold to Donald Ferguson another Highlander in 1857. He was apparently a wild old character, never opened a gate, he always rode over them. Ferguson was called the wildest Scotsman to arrive in Australia and took great delight in arguing with any Irishman he came across. He bred and fattened shorthorn cattle on the flats and merino sheep on the hills. He died in 1894.2 
Marriage*23 Apr 1846 Spouse: Martha 'Patty' Murchison. Kerrisdale Station, Broadford, VIC, Australia.3
 
Death*24 Feb 1874 Weinberg-road, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D1624 (age 62) [par Kenneth MACKENZIE & Flora Emily McRAE].4,5 
Death-Notice*25 Feb 1874MACKENZIE.-On the 24th inst, at Weinberg-road, Hawthorn, Farquhar, youngest son of the late Captain Kenneth Mackenzie, of Kerrisdale, Gairloch.6 
Probate (Will)*9 Apr 1874 11/608. Inspector of Stock. Hawthorn.7 

Grave

  • PRES A 0024, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia8,9

Family

Martha 'Patty' Murchison b. 1829, d. 28 Apr 1909
Children 1.Hector Roderick MacKenzie+ b. 1848, d. 27 Jan 1920
 2.Catherine Violet MacKenzie b. 1850, d. 6 Jul 1948
 3.Mary Anne MacKenzie b. c 1853, d. 16 Feb 1949
 4.Kenneth Murchison MacKenzie b. 1854, d. Aug 1942
 5.Farquhar MacKenzie b. 1856, d. 27 Apr 1899
 6.John MacKenzie b. 1858, d. 4 Aug 1947
 7.Flora Emily MacKenzie b. 1860, d. 24 Mar 1945
 8.Charles Edward MacKenzie b. 13 Mar 1862, d. 19 Aug 1929
 9.Herbert Douglas MacKenzie b. 1864, d. 1865
 10.Jessie MacKenzie b. 1866, d. 1866
 11.Leopold Stuart MacKenzie b. 31 Dec 1868, d. 17 Jun 1952
 12.Ada Murchison MacKenzie b. 8 Dec 1870, d. 25 May 1950

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jul 1870, The Benalla Ensign has been given to understand that since the bushranger Power has been in Beechworth gaol, be has written to Mr. Farquhar M'Kenzie, the scab inspector, to inform him that he will find his horse on Mr. Tolmie's run. It may be in the recollection of our readers that on the 27th of February in the present year, Power stuck up Mr. M'Kenzie within a mile of Yea, and took his horse from him, that gentleman happening unfortunately to come up when Power was relieving Constable Tighe of his revolver. The horse of Mr. M'Kenzie has been found on the run as described.10
  • 3 Mar 1874, The death of Mr. Farquhar Mackenzie last week reminds us that another old "Overlander" has gone to the "Misty Island." He was the younger son of an old Highland family who have left an impress on the military history of Great Britain. Mr Mackenzie, who was known as "the Younger of Gairloch," was son of the late Captain Kenneth Mackenzie, of Kerrisdale, in Ross-shire, and nephew of the late Sir Hector Mackenzie, and of General John Mackenzie, who was the oldest general officer in the British Army.
    Mr. Mackenzie came to this colony in 1838, and formed one of a party consisting of the late Mr. Peter Snodgrass, Mr. Murdoch, Dr. Dixon, Mr. James Campbell, and Mr. Kent Hughes, of South Australia, who were the pioneers of the early settlers on the Goulburn. At that time the blacks were very troublesome on the river, and Mr. Mackenzie, by his tact and kindly manners, succeeded in winning their confidence. How he gained the esteem of those with whom he was in after years brought in contact is known to most of the early settlers in Victoria. For the last 12 years of his life he held the position of inspector of sheep in this colony, and was generally respected by those with whom his onerous duties brought him in contact. A few years since he sustained some injuries in the face from the kick of a horse, which was taken from him by the bushranger Power on the Goulburn, and he at length sank under the illness which supervened.
    Mr. Mackenzie leaves a widow and 10 children. He was privately buried, by his own wish, in the cemetery at Kew, and was followed to his grave by his sons and his father-in-law, Mr. John Murchison, a well-known old colonist of 36 years' standing, himself an old soldier, whose experience dates from the day when the corn-fields of Waterloo were trampled in the great fight.11
  • 20 Dec 1896, OLD TIME MEMORIES. THE OVERLANDERS IN '38.
    CAPTAN LONSDALES DILEMMA.
    When the (news?) of the fight at the Winding swamp between Faithfulls Party and the blacks? as brought into Melbourne by Crossb'y it caused a general feeling of alarm, for everyone was more or less interested everyone v - more or less interested in the fate of the Overlanders. Several parties were known to be on the road, and it was naturally supposed that if one of them was attacked and slaughtered the rest would soon share the same fate, for the blacks could never resist the temptation offered by whole flocks of jumbucks." The details of the affair led people to suppose that several tribes had returned to make the attack, and if that was the case, there would probably be a general rising among them, and every station mi would become a scene of plunder and bloodshed.
    Crossley's narrative placed Captain Lonsdale in a very diiiicult position ; his military instincts were contrained by stringent orders from headquarters, but if be had been let free to act as he pleased, what could he do when he had only seven mounted police and a garrison of thirty-two soldiers? He had troule enough on his hands already. His only gaol a wooden lock-up) had just been burned to the ground by two ingenious black fellas confined in ti for stealing potatoes. One of them under a pretence of lighting his pipe asked a soldier in the guardhouse oliwiy for a light, and as soon as he got it, in the shape of a fire stick, set fire to the logs, escaping through the breach with his friend.
    But as something had to be done at once, Lieut. Smith was despatched with the police to the Ovens, to capture the murderers, if he could do so without firing a any natives exept in self-defence After a hard ride, they came upon a blackfellows' Camp, where he saw about 300 of them sitting round a huge fire, at winch one of Faithfull's bullocks was being roasted. As soon as the police were seen, they started up, brandishing their spears, and shouting defiance. The Lieutenant endeavoured to get on speaking terms with them, but they were not inclined to discuss the matter, and he bad to beat a retreat. His report did not tend to restore confidence in Melbourne, and as nothing further could be done there, Captain Lonsdale contented himself with refer ing the matter to Sir George Gipps.
    THE NEWS IN SYDNEY.
    News travelled slowly in those days between the two cities, so slowly that nothing was heard in Sydney of the massacre for more than a month after it occurred. The first account of it appeared in a newspaper on the 21st May, and that was obtained from s stray overlander, who had just come in. The report caused such an alarm among the stockowners that they looked at squatting in Port Phillip as hopeless, for some time previously the blacks on the Goulburn and at other places had been so aggressive, and the Government so helpless, that it had become a question whether any station beyond the Hume could be held against them. Day after day letters were receeived in Sydney which revealed the terribe state of uneasiness existing at the outposts.
    A STAMPEDE.
    We have only to look at a few of them to realise the position. In one from Melbourne, dated 8th May, 1838, the writer said:— "The natives have driven John Gardiner from his place (Gardiner's Creek on the Yarra), only six miles from Melbourne. Last night Captain Lonsdale had a personal grapple with one of them. There has been the devil to pay here."
    Another dated from the Hume, 15th May, gave the writer's personal experience at one of the stations:- " I have got back here after great labour. I brought away all the cattle and sheep and everything else of any value. I was very sorry to he obliged to leave my station, but it would have been certain death to remain with eight men and one musket, and ol,u up. Faithfull and Bowman have left their cattle running about wild, and Colonel White buried his property in a hole dug in the ground. They fled and left me alone, after advising me to leave everything and fly too. I brought everything away, even to a calf which a WB cow had dropped the very night before I intended to start. To Mr. O'Brien the sheep are with me and are all right. I will write to him as soon as I can spare one hour's time."
    The state of affairs was tersely summed up in one of the newspapers :—" Every fresh arrival in Sydnney adds to the melancholy list of outrages committed by the blacks, post after post we are furnished with harrowing tails of the waste of human life and the destruction of private property. Latterly the overland route has been virtu ally abandoned, and several of the more distant stations on the Hume and Goulburn have deemed it necessary, as a measure of precaution to return with their flocks and herds to the more thickly-populated districts for protection."
    THE GOVERNOR AND THE SQUATTERS.
    Sir George Gipps was not at all indifferent to this question and it's probable develop ments, but as his hands were so tied by his instructions that anything tike decisive action was impossible. As soon as he heard of the slaughter he sent George Stewart, police magistrate at Goulburn, with an officer and twelve men of the the mounted police to the Ovens "to apprehend the blacks con cerned, if p0ssihle, but if not, to take some of the neighbouring tribes"—that is if they could catch them without firing a shot. The return of the party was anxiously awaited in Sydney, in the hope that they would be successful in capturing the guilty blacks, and restoring something like peace and quiet for the future. But after some weeks Stewart reported that the natives had simply laughed at them, and that nothing could be done without active measures. Disgusted by this ridiculous result, as it seemed to them, the squatters held a meeting at which a memorial to Sir George and the council was drawn up (June 8) with the view of stirring them into action. They pointed out that the outrages of the southern blacks had not been provoked, and that the time had come to put stop to them ; that if adequate protection was not afforded by the Government, the settlers would undoubtedly take measures to protect themselves ; and that, to avoid the painful consequences of such a course, effectual steps should be taken to prevent further aggression. It was come to this - if the settlement of the southern districts had not already ceased. It had become an undertaking of imminent danger to life and property.
    SIR GEORGE'S DILEMMA.
    Sir George's reply (June 22) expressed his great concern and regret at the accounts he had heard, related what he had done and what lie intended to do, and referred to his instructions to show that it was entirely out of his power to act otherwise than he had done. The natives had to be treated like other subjects of Her Majesty, and any levying of war against them was out of the question. The mounted police had been increased by twenty-one, and twelve more soldiers hail also been sent. Captain Lonsdale had been tn structeii to send military parties into the in tenor, if he thought that was also intended to establish posts at convenient distances along the road from Yass to Melbourne, to keep the communication open, and the mounted police would be permanently in creased for that purpose, he add dtlmhe bad not thought it necessary to lay their memorial before the Council, because they could do nothing more than he could. So it happened that a select committee of that body, appointed 10 report on "the aborigines question." took notice of the troubles in the south, and confined their attention to a proposal for the removal of the remnant of the Tasmanian race from Flinders Island to New South Wales.
    ON THE MURRAY.
    Sir George was not the only Governor who was obliged to look on and do nothing while the blacks were driving tlie settlers before them. Three years later a party of over landers travelling with stock from Port Phillip to Adelaide was attacked by the Murray natives with even greater determi nation than that shown ut the Ninding Swamp; and in reply to nigent memorials Sir George Grey, tin n Governor of South Australia, sent out a force of 7-1 mounted notice .and a protector of aborigines, with orders to apprehend the guilty parties, if they could do so without tiring ; it not, they were to Seize any five or six natives they could find and bring them into Adelaide to be held as hostages.
    But the natives were not always dealt with in that fashion by subordinate officials. Towards the close of "37 some of the fort Mitctjuarie blacks, who had been very trouble some for some time, stole into a shepherd's hut during the night and speared four men who were lying asleep in it, killing them all. An armed party was sent out by the police magistrate, hut the blacks had retired into th- mountains, and nothing could be done. Some weeks afterwards a second party was sent, but with orders to shoot all the blacks thf-y could find whom they had any reason to suspect, and bring in their ears—lor which rewards were offered at so much for each. There was not much difficulty in carrying out that order, and a small bagtul was soon atterwards produced before the magistrate, who careful y counted the ears and nanded over 'lie money. So, at least, tne story went at the time.
    PIONEERS ON THE ROAD.
    The experiences ot some other overlanders who were on the road at the time that Faith full's party were attacked were related in a letter, undated,written many years afterwards by one of them to a friend in Melbourne. It shows in a few lines how the country was taken np by a process oi natural selection "Studley-park, Kew,
    "My dear G—I have jotted down, as far as toy memory serves me, a few of the incidents connected with the old'-n times in the early pioneers' struggles of settlement in Victoria. Some time in 1838, I think, I, in conjunction with a few others, left New South Wales, starling from Goulburn Plains with sheep. My party left Lake George with the intention of being joined by the others on the road. It consisted of myself, my son-in-law, Farquhar M'Kenzie, and six assigned servants, having about 10,000 sheep. We were joined somewhere near Gunning by Mr, Peter Snodgrass, who was then employed by James M'Farlane, also with sheep.
    "After passing Yass I left the party and returned to Lake George to make arrangements to join them when they had taken up country. Dr. Dixon, Mr. Murdoch, James Campbell (alias Kilberry), and Kent Hughes then joined the party, and the sheep belonging to eacn of these persons were then mobbed together and travelled in this way till they reached the River Goul burn. The whole of the sheep camped on Hughes Creek. The gentlemen, all except Hughes, started off and proceeded up the Goulburn; M'Kenzie and Dixon taking their route up the King Pirrot Creek, and camping tor the night on the top of the highest hill, overlooking all the country of the Upper Goulburn to the north, and also overlooking all the country now settled at Kilmore.
    A NIGHT OUT.
    " The blacks at this time were so numerous and wild that it was deemed necessary not to light a tire. These two gentlemen had to sit down all through a long night, holding their horses by the bridles, and bad nothing to cat except one small piece of damper. In the morning they ob served a smoke from a fire (near to a conical hill called Mount Piper) made by Colonel White, who, it appeared, preceded them by a few days, after having been driven away from the Ovens by the blacks just after the Faithfull battle of the Ovens River.
    "M'Kenzie and Dixon made their way from the hill where they were camped to this smoke, and to their great joy found a hospitable friend in Colonel White's gun yah. The colonel's son, Edward White, accompanied by his father, made them heartily welcome. They named the hill where they passed so uncomfortable a night Mount M'Kenzie,and returning to it, they crowed it, and came down on the King Parrot Creek. Here they met the rest of the party, who d^r roined to proceed further up the Goulburn in search of country.
    FREE SELECTION.
    "M'Kenzie. with the consent of the others, selected the King Parrot; Dixon, for M'Farlane, selected the Cheviot Hills; Campbell selected n piece of country on the north side of the Goulburn, since called Gin Gin ; Snodgrass selected the Muddy Creek for himself, and a place now called Doogalook for M'Farlane; Hughes preferring to remain where he was, in chsrge of all the sheep be longing to the different gentlemen of the expedition.
    "These were the only settlers for three or four years after. The blacks were very ferocious in the neighbourhood of the Goul burn daring this time, and my shepherds were obliged each to carry a loaded gun with them while herding their sheep. The hutkeeper on these occasions was a'-o armed.
    BUSHRANGERS.
    "Early in '39 I came down i" company with my friend, Captain Dougall M'Lachlan. I drove a tandem on that occasion, and I think this was the first tandem, except Hawdon's, that came direct overland from Sydney to Melbourne.
    " We, on that occasion, were not without incidents ; we were attacked near Gunning and Yass by a party of bushrangers, who, a few days before, stormed Gosnor's Inn, near Gunning, and killed Hume, the brother of the Hovell and Hume explorers. I drove at a rapid pace and escaped, but my friend, the captain, encountered three of them. He had a five barrelled revolver, 18in. long, and he, although fired at, pursuid them through the bush, firing at them. It appears that they were not prepared at that time for revolvers, and they kept retreating and calling out Police! Police! My friend came up with me on the road in company with his man servant, who was almost dead with fright. I was alone in my Stanhope. dressed in white, with a long duck gun ; a fine mark for them if my friend had not encountered them.
    "One of the bushrangers who attacked us was a noted fellow called Scotchie ; and, strange to say, one was Reynolds, a discharged soldier from the Ride Brigade. He was actually in the captain's company. I was one of the magistrates who committed him. He said to the Bench had he known who we were, he would not have molested us. They were all three hanged.
    " I may mention that in coming towards the Ovens we met the fugitives of Faithfull's party, some of whom were speared and others killed; and we found Colonel White and his son camped on the Ovens, much alarmed. Faithfull's party was in front of us.
    "I was the last of the pioneers that left the Goulburn ; the rest, where are they?
    —Yours very truly, " Jno. Murchison.12'
  • 27 Apr 1935, PASTORAL PIONEERS No. 71—MACKENZIES OF GAIRLOCH
    By R.V.B. and A.S.K.
    ABOUT 1480 Alexander Mackenzie, of Kintail, married Margaret McCoull, a descendant of Macindulf, and Hector was a son - Hector the Redhaired, who founded the line, getting Gairloch from the Macleeds, his cousins. The family went through various vicissitudes, till a descendant, Alexander, abandoned Gairloch, and built Flowerdale, and in course of time a later descendant, Hector the Buck- toothed Laird, had a son, John, who won fame in the Peninsular War, and his son, Alastair, found his way to Port Phillip. He was appointed Colonial Treasurer by Governor Latrobe. A cousin, Farquhar Mackenzie, also reached Port Phillip, but by way of Sydney, where he joined for tunes with Hughes, Snodgrass, Hutton, White, Murchison, Dickson, and others, on one of the most notable of the early over landing expeditions.
    The party assembled at Goulburn (N.S.W.) in 1837, and, making their way slowly along Ebden's and Hawdon's tracks, they reached the old crossing place on the Goulburn, later to be named Mitchelstown. They penetrated no farther south into the Port Phillip district at the time. The Goulburn was attractive enough, so up its reaches they went. Mackenzie settled on the King Parrot Creek, where he was in conflict with Charles Hutton over boundaries, then at Flowerdale. Later he occupied Kerriesdale, as superintendent for Murchison. Hughes stayed at Avenel, while Snodgrass went up as far as Murrundindi, which included Doogalook and Killingworth.
    Farquhar Mackenzie, although a pioneer of note, was not successful as a grazier, and eventually occupied the office of inspector of sheep at Benalla, He married Martha, a daughter of John Murchison, and in 1874 he died, leaving his widow and 10 children.
    Two cousins, William and Roderick, also came to Port Phillip. After some years' experience as a merchant in India William arrived in 1839, and he opened warehouse in Lonsdale street, Melbourne. He had a run at Kinlochewe as well, and was president of the Port Phillip Pastoral and Agricultural Society. William, who never married, died at St. Omer, France, in 1860. Roderick joined the 98th Regiment as ensign. For some time in the early 'thirties he was unattached on half-pay. Later he joined the 96th as captain, and sold out in '40 to go to Port Phillip. He went up to Flowerdale, and spent some months with Farquhar. Eventually he acquired Flowerdale, and died there in 1849. Flowerdale was taken over by John Aitken in 1850.
    And there was another Mackenzie of the Gairloch clan, Kenneth, who tried his fortunes in Port Phillip. He stayed only a few months, not long enough to lose considerably.13
  • 16 Oct 1935, EARLY PIONEERS--Murchison-Mackenzie
    IN the early days of our history — and of the 19th century — in order to help populate and make this outpost in the Southern Hemisphere better known in the world, the Home Government offered free grants of land to army officers willing to migrate with their families. Among the first to take advantage of this was John Murchison, of the 96th Regiment, who landed at Sydney in 1833. With him were Admiral Gore and Captain Baker, old friends. Gore's son later left with the ill-fated Arctic expedition under Sir John Franklin, and was never heard from again. Murchison's first friend in New South Wales was Captain King, and others to whom he brought letters of introduction were Macarthur, Campbell (of Campbell's Wharf), and Terence Aubrey Murray.
    PROCEEDING to Parramatta, Murchison rented a cottage near the first Government House. He left his family there and went to the Goulburn district. He took up land about five miles from where Goulburn now stands, prepared a home, and settled down to farming, calling his place Taradale. Beautiful cedar was plentiful in those days, and later he built a fine residence. In 1837 Farquhar Mackenzie arrived in Sydney, and travelled with another man looking for suitable country in which to settle, and soon afterwards arrived at Taradale. Later Mackenzie entered into partnership with Murchison, and, purchasing sheep from the famous Macarthur flocks, went with men to Monaro. He found the climate too cold after long residence in Java, and decided to go to Victoria (which had lately been proclaimed a separate colony) with a party, amongst whom were Kent Hughes, Peter Snodgrass, Kelberry Campbell, and others. Leaving the rest of the party, he went some five miles farther on and found a creek, which he called King Parrot Creek. He decided to settle there, and called his place Kerrisdale after his Scottish home. There he was joined some years later by Murchison, whose daughter he married. Farquhar Mackenzie was the younger son of Captain Kenneth Mackenzie of Gairloch, Scotland, who had served in India, being present at the siege of Seringapatan under General Sir David Baird.
    LATER Mr. Murchison, on going to see the Victorian property, had an exciting experience with bushrangers. He him self drove the first gig tandem over the lonely bush roads, being accompanied on horseback by Captain MacLachlan. On the first day after leaving Taradale, in the dusk of the evening, when approaching Gunning, a gang of bushrangers appeared, intending, no doubt, to intercept the vehicle. Missing that, they fell upon Captain MacLachlan, who was armed with one of the first revolvers brought out — one of the old pepper-box pattern. He charged into the bushrangers, but missed. Mr. Murchison handed the reins to his servant and hastened to his assistance, when the raiders made off, apparently thinking that in the darkness they had come upon a party of police. He afterwards decided to sell his Goulburn property and join Mr. Mackenzie at Kerrisdale, trekking there in a caravan specially built for his wife and family, the servants travelling in bullock-drays.
    WHILE Mr. Murchison had been stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia, he married a daughter of Quartermaster Roberts of the 81st Regiment, a woman who proved to have the true pioneering spirit and who accompanied him through all the trying experiences of those early days— a faithful and energetic helpmate, leaving behind her to carry on the good work about fifty lineal descendants, all living in Australia. At the time of Mr. Murchison's death he was the oldest magistrate in the colonies, having been made a territorial magistrate of New South Wales in 1836. As I have said, Farquhar Mackenzie married one of the daughters. Of their six sons, three have passed away — namely, Hector, Farquhar (at Bloemfontein, South Africa), and Charles Edward. Those surviving are Kenneth (a prominent official in banking circles in this State and Queensland) and John (a station manager) — both retired; while Stuart is an orchardist in the Gosford district. Four daughters are living. —Mary Graham.14

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, john loveband family.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.flowerdalealpacas.net
    no longer active - owners of flowerdale alpacas moved - photograph of Farquhar from that source.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Mr B (N/M Line) - Compagnoni, M'Kenzie, MacRae, Murchison, Davis, West, O'Rourke, Gedye, Dangar, Chapman, Doggett, Stuart Owner: Jason Bennetts: Farquhar MacKenzie Journal 1836-1850.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Mr B (N/M Line) - Compagnoni, M'Kenzie, MacRae, Murchison, Davis, West, O'Rourke, Gedye, Dangar, Chapman, Doggett, Stuart Owner: Jason Bennetts:
    Details from Deatth certificate: February 24, 1874; 1 or 7pm Weinberg Road; Borough of Hawthorn, County of Bourke; Farquhar MacKenzie; Inspector of Stock; Male, 62 years (corrected from 58); Carcinoma of the upper jaw and face; 12 months; Last seen by: James Rudall - February 24, 1874; parents: Kenneth MacKenzie (Army Captain), Flora Emily MacKenzie (formerly McRae); Informant: R MacKenzie, son; Weinberg Road, Hawthorn; Robert ?????, February, 26, 1874; Hawthorn; February, 25. 1874; Boroondara General Cemetery; Undertaker: Joh?? Pedberry; William Wood; Church of England; born: Rosshire, Scotland; Sydney 5 years; Victoria 27 years; Kerrisdale Station, Broadford, Victoria, Patty Murchison; age at marriage 35 (corrected from 32) Issue: Hector Roderick 25; Catherine Violet 2? Mary Anne 21 Kenneth Murchison 19 Farquhar 18 John 16 Flora Emily 14 Charles Edward 1? Hector deceased Stuart Leopold 5 Ada 3.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Feb 1874, p1.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  8. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  9. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993 - not listed."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Jul 1870, p6.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Mar 1874, p7.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 20 Dec 1896, p25.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 27 Apr 1935, p4
    [This series of articles was begun in "The Argus" on August 14, 1934, and was transferred to "The Australasian" on October 6.].
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Mail, 16 Oct 1935, p40.
Last Edited18 Dec 2015

Constance Ellen Tunks

F, #2964, b. 1884, d. 12 Jul 1982
Probate (Will)* Constance Ellen Jackson. Widow. E St Kilda. 12 Jul 1982. 908/663.1 
Married NameJackson.2 
Birth*1884 St Leonards, NSW, Australia, #B11489 [par Arthur F TUNKS & Mary Jane].2 
Marriage*11 Nov 1908 Spouse: Herbert Moore Jackson. St Leonards, NSW, Australia, #M12033.2
 
Marriage-Notice*5 Dec 1908JACKSON-TUNKS - November 11 at St Giles' Church Greenwich by Rev J Hall Best M.A. Herbert Moore only son of late Robert Jackson of Sydney to Constance Ellen, only daughter of Arthur F Tunks of Wollstonecraft.3 
Land-UBeac*16 Dec 1919 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from Florence Kate Fowler, Ellen Elizabeth Fowler, Miriam Anderson to Constance Ellen Jackson.4 
Land-UBeac*15 Apr 1921 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from Constance Ellen Tunks to John Percy Arthur.5 
Widow1967Constance Ellen Tunks became a widow upon the death of her husband Herbert Moore Jackson.6 
Death*12 Jul 1982 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D16892 (Age 98) [par Arthur F TUNKS & Mary Jane].6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19191 Wando Grove, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Dec 1920, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-"Kyogle," a lovely 10-rd. house, with garage, every conv., furn., and 12 acres land; for immediate sale; £1050. Russell, estate agent, Beaconsfield Upper.8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P12, unit 214 ; VPRS 7591/P8, unit 43.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 5 Dec 1908, p12.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 Constance Ellen Jackson of Wando Grove, East St Kilda, Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 John Percy Arthur of Mordart Booran Road, Caulfield, Gentleman.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919 "also Herbert Moore JACKSON actuary & Amelia May JACKSON hd."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Dec 1920, p14.
Last Edited17 May 2015

John Percy Arthur

M, #2965, b. 1877, d. 20 Aug 1948
Probate (Will)* John P Arthur. Gent. Nth Brighton. 20 Aug 1948. 405/095.1 
Birth*1877 Ryde, NSW, Australia, #B20104/1877 [par John Thomas ARTHUR & Alison COWIE].2,3 
Land-UBeac*15 Apr 1921 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from Constance Ellen Tunks to John Percy Arthur.4 
Land-Note*c 1922 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11): Jack Ashley and his family were tenants at Kyogle from c 1922 until 18 Jun 1923. 
Residence*1922 C/- A J Ashley Beaconsfield Upper
1921/22 & 1922/23 Rates. 
Land-UBeac*23 Jun 1923 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from John Percy Arthur to Ellen Gulinda Brumley.5 
Death*20 Aug 1948 North Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D8983 (Age 76) [par John ARTHUR & Alison COURE].6 
Death-Notice*23 Aug 1948ARTHUR. —On August 20, at his home 2 St. Ninian's road, North Brighton, John Percy Arthur. (No flowers, by request.)
ARTHUR. — The Funeral of the late JOHN PERCY ARTHUR will leave Sleight's funeral home, St. Kilda road, Melbourne, THIS DAY (Monday), after a service commencing at 2.15 p.m., for the Springvale Crematorium.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 193730 Booran Road, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.8,9,10,11
19422 St Ninian's Road, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: investor.12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 31 Mar 1923, Beaconsfield Upper.—If you are there or passing, see Kyogle, one of the best situated properties on the main road, consisting of 10 nice rs., all convs., large return verandah, and all outbuildings, with 12 acres of land, Price for the house, comfortably furnished, walk-in, walk-out, only £1250, terms arranged. All other properties here. John F. Sturken, auctioneer. Berwick.13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4759; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1416.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "3 siblings James Bertram Arthur 6042/1875 St Leonards; Violet Muriel Arthur 22794/1879 Ryde, Reginald Arthur 14128/1881 also born in NSW."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "1 sister Alison Thyra Arthur born at Geelong 1874/2614."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 John Percy Arthur of Mordart Booran Road, Caulfield, Gentleman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 Ellen Gulinda Brumley of Mortlake Married Woman.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Aug 1948, p2.
  8. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  12. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Mar 1923, p16.
Last Edited17 May 2015

Daniel Wells Brumley

M, #2966, b. 1868, d. 21 Jul 1953
Father*Charles William Brumley
Mother*Elizabeth Jane Pagan
Birth*1868 Mortlake, VIC, Australia, #B25209.1 
Marriage*1895 Spouse: Ellen Gulinda Whitson. VIC, Australia, #M263.2
 
Death*21 Jul 1953 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D20501 (age 84) [par William Charles BRUMLEY & Elizabeth Jane PAGAN].3 
Death-Notice*22 Jul 1953BRUMLEY, Wells. -On July 21, at Dandenong beloved husband of Linda and loving father of John (Western Australia) Leslie (Cavendish) and Ruby (deceased) aged 84 years.
BRUMLEY -The Friends of the late Mr WELLS BRUMLEY of 164 Foster street Dandenong, are notified that his Funeral will leave St James Church of England TOMORROW (July 23) after a service commencing at 10.50 am for the Springvale Crematorium.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1925 - 1927Kyogle, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation. With Ellen Gulinda Brumley. With Maude Elizabeth Brumley.5,6,7
1928Kyogle, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation. With Ellen Gulinda Brumley.8

Family

Ellen Gulinda Whitson b. 27 Jul 1873, d. 11 Jan 1960
Child 1.Ruby Elizabeth Brumley b. 1903, d. 11 Dec 1923

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jul 1919, "NOTICE is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing between Wells Brumley. Archibald Henry McDonald, and John Colin McDonald (trading under the style or firm of "McDonald and Brumley"), as auctioneers, stock and station agents, and graziers, at Mortlake and elsewhere, in the State of Victoria, has this day been DISSOLVED by mutual consent. All debts due to and by the late firm of McDonald and Brumley will be received and paid respectively by the said Wells Brumley at the late place of business of the said firm, at Dunlop street, Mortlake. The said Archibald Henry McDonald and John Colin McDonald have admitted into partner ship their brother Donald Roy McDonald, and they will continue to carry on business as auctioneers, stock and station agents, and graziers at Mortlake aforesaid, and elsewhere, under the style or firm of "McDonald Brothers."
    Dated this first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
    WELLS BRUMLEY.
    A H Mcdonald.
    J C Mcdonald.
    G Lee Archer, Mortlake, solicitor for the said Parties.9
  • 1 Jun 1923, General regret has been expressed throughout the district at the Ashley family leaving these parts. They came here two years ago and are very popular. Mr Ashley has sold "Kyogle" to Mr Brumley, who is at present in Mr Hurditch's cottage; he takes possession on June 18.10
  • 14 Feb 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At a meeting of the tennis club the following officers were elected:-President, Mr. C. R. Walker; vice-presidents, Messrs. Wells Brumley and Howard-Smith; honorary secretary, Mrs. C. D. Colles; treasurer, Mr. L. Knapton.
    A lantern lecture was given by Mr. W. H. Short, of the Victorian Union Sunday Schools, in aid of the Bush Mission fund.11
  • 3 Aug 1953, DANIEL WELLS BRUMLEY (Commonly Known as Wells Brumley Late of Shadwell No 164 Foster Street Dandenong in the State of Victoria Gentleman - After 14 clear days Edwin John Brumley of Koonje Tenterden in the State of Western Australia, grazier, Arthur Leslie Brumley of Kenilworth Cavendish In the State of Victoria grazier and William Laurie Lee Archer of Mortlake in the State of Victoria solicitor, the executors appointed by the deceased's will dated the 13th day of August 1948, and a codicil thereto dated the 6th day of October 1950 will APPLY to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a grant of PROBATE of the said Will and Codicil thereto.
    W L ARCHER & NAUGHTON Solicitors Mortlake12

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Jul 1953, p10.
  5. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  6. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  7. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  8. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jul 1919, p15.
  10. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "1 Jun 1923, p1."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Feb 1927, p12.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Aug 1953, p9.
Last Edited21 Mar 2019

Ruby Elizabeth Brumley

F, #2967, b. 1903, d. 11 Dec 1923
Father*Daniel Wells Brumley b. 1868, d. 21 Jul 1953
Mother*Ellen Gulinda Whitson b. 27 Jul 1873, d. 11 Jan 1960
Birth*1903 Mortlake, VIC, Australia, #B12409.1 
Death*11 Dec 1923 Kyogle, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D13670 (Age 20.)2 
Death-Notice*12 Dec 1923BRUMLEY.- On the 11th December 1923, at Kyogle, Upper Beaconsfield, Ruby, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Wells Brumley, of Mortlake, aged 20 years.
The Friends of Mr. WELLS BRUMLEY are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his beloved daughter, Ruby, to place of interment, Mortlake Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to leave Nadjook, Mortlake at 2 p.m. TO-DAY (Wednesday, 12th December, 1923).3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Dec 1923, General sympathy has been expressed throughout the district for Mr and Mrs Brumley in the loss of their daughter, who died on Tuesday morning last.4
  • 10 Dec 1924, BRUMLEY. -In affectionate remembrance of my friend Ruby E Brumley (Inserted by E. Crick.)5

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B12409 BRUNLEY in Index."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Dec 1923, p1.
  4. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "14 Dec 1923, p1."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Dec 1924, p1.
Last Edited17 May 2015

Ellen Gulinda Whitson

F, #2968, b. 27 Jul 1873, d. 11 Jan 1960
Married NameBrumley. 
Birth*27 Jul 1873 Darlington, VIC, Australia, baptised at Kilmore 28 Aug 1873.1,2 
Marriage*1895 Spouse: Daniel Wells Brumley. VIC, Australia, #M263.3
 
Land-UBeac*23 Jun 1923 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from John Percy Arthur to Ellen Gulinda Brumley.4 
Land-UBeac*30 Sep 1939 PAK-66 L/P 1265 (Part Lot 11). Transfer from Ellen Gulinda Brumley to Helena Barnes.5 
Widow21 Jul 1953Ellen Gulinda Whitson became a widow upon the death of her husband Daniel Wells Brumley.1 
Death*11 Jan 1960 Hamilton, VIC, Australia, #D20930 (age 86) [par William WHITSON & Sarah Ann HICKS].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1925 - 1927Kyogle, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Daniel Wells Brumley. With Maude Elizabeth Brumley.6,7,8
1928Kyogle, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Daniel Wells Brumley.9

Family

Daniel Wells Brumley b. 1868, d. 21 Jul 1953
Child 1.Ruby Elizabeth Brumley b. 1903, d. 11 Dec 1923

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S31] IGI "C00341-1
    "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTZZ-QQ8 : accessed 17 May 2015), Ellen Gulinda Whitson, 28 Aug 1873; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,238,886."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 Ellen Gulinda Brumley of Mortlake Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3758-495 Helena Barnes of Alston Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  6. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  7. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  8. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  9. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
Last Edited17 May 2015
 

NOTE

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