James Douglas Hargreaves

M, #3483, b. 1 Jan 1901, d. 18 Nov 1979
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*1 Jan 1901 [par Henry Edward HARGREAVES & Florence Amy PEELE].1 
Marriage*1921 Spouse: Florence Amy Shorthouse. VIC, Australia, #M5986.2
 
Divorce*Dec 1937 
Death*18 Nov 1979 Kalamunda, WA, Australia.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1924Lang Lang, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Florence Amy Hargreaves.4
bt 1928 - 1937Coolup, WA, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.5,6,7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Aug 1937, DIVORCE HELD UP. Judge Has Doubts. Mr. Justice Dwyer in the Supreme Court yesterday gave his attention to a petition by James Douglas Hargreaves for divorce from Florence Amy Hargreaves, on the ground of desertion. Represented by Mr. J. Hale, the petitioner, a farmer, of Coolup, said that the marriage took place in Victoria in April, 1921. There were no children of the union. In November, 1924, petitioner was informed by his wife that she was suffering from tuberculosis. It was arranged that she should enter a sanatorium but some time later petitioner saw her with a man named Gilbert, and she admitted that she had been on familiar terms with him. About a year later petitioner went to South Australia, having heard nothing more from his wife. In July, 1926, he came to this State and made his permanent home at Coolup. In 1930 he tried to get in touch with his wife, "to see if she had come to her senses," but could not discover her whereabouts. Late last year she was located at Warrandyte (Victoria), and petitioner wrote to her twice, but received no reply. He now wished to re-marry. Mr. Justice Dwyer said that as to the period of desertion alleged to have taken place in Victoria, proof would have to be brought that desertion was a matrimonial offence under the Victorian law. And even if it were so, His Honour was dubious as to whether desertion in Victoria would give any right to divorce here. As to counsel's contention that the desertion, for a period of three years and upwards, could be regarded as having taken place since the petitioner became domiciled in this State, it was extremely doubtful whether the respondent had known her husband's whereabouts. If she lacked this knowledge, how was it possible that she could have returned to him if she had desired to do so? The hearing would be adjourned until 10.30 a.m. next Monday, to enable counsel to examine the whole position. It was possible, suggested His Honour, that an amendment of the petition might be advisable.8
  • 14 Aug 1937, FARMER'S DIVORCE. A divorce from Florence Amy Hargreaves, on the ground of desertion, was yesterday granted to James Douglas Hargreaves, a Coolup farmer, at the resumption of an adjourned hearing of his petition, before Mr. Justice Dwyer in the Supreme Court. Mr. J. Hale, for the petitioner, produced proof (required by the Judge when the case was brought on earlier in the week), that desertion was a matrimonial offence under the Victorian law. After hearing counsel's quotation of relevant authorities, and argument based on those authorities and on the facts of the case, Mr. Justice Dwyer said that as it had now been established that the action of the respondent was a matrimonial offence in Victoria, where her desertion had commenced in 1924, and as he (the Judge), was satisfied from an afidavit in the case that the respondent had had a continuing intention of deserting her husband, the petitioner would be granted a decree nisi. On Mr. Hale emphasising that the petitioner wished to re-marry, His Honour agreed to make the decree returnable in December.9

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, vigers (jody_eyre).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, vigers Added by jody_eyre.
  4. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  5. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928 "Florence Amy Hargreaves in Coolup is his mother."
  6. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  7. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 12 Aug 1937, p3.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 14 Aug 1937, p14.
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

John Stephen Mullens

M, #3484, b. 1902, d. 1967
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE
Birth*1902 
Marriage*1938 Spouse: Florence Amy Shorthouse. VIC, Australia, #M1852.1
 
Widower20 Oct 1941John Stephen Mullens became a widower upon the death of his wife Florence Amy Shorthouse.2 
Death*1967 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D7706 (Age 65) [par John MULLENS & Mary HOLDEN].2,3 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as HARGREAVES."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth St Leonards."
Last Edited8 Jun 2017

George Shorthouse

M, #3486, b. 5 Jun 1808, d. 29 Jan 1858
Birth*5 Jun 1808 Kinross, Kinrossshire, Scotland.1 
Marriage*10 Jul 1834 Spouse: Ann Margaret Kaighen. St Phillip's Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.2,3
Marriage-Notice*18 Jul 1834George Shorthouse of this town to Ann Margaret, eldest daughter of John Kaighen Esquire of Ramsay, Isle of Man.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Oct 1852 Sailing with Ann Margaret Shorthouse, Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse, Alfred George Shorthouse, Charles James Shorthouse to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship S S Ottillia departed Birkenhead Cheshire on 17 Jul 1852. Sailing with parents George & Mrs Shorthouse, and siblings Anne (Annie Elizabeth?), Georgina, George (Charlie J)
Age 50 - clerk.5
Death*29 Jan 1858 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D1087 (Age 49) [par Robert & Annie] - buried at Melbourne General Cemetery - Masonic on 31 January 1858.6 
Death-Notice*3 Feb 1858On the 29th ult., at his residence, Richmond, of apoplexy, Mr. George Shorthouse, late of Liverpool, ship broker. Much respected by a large circle of friends. Home papers please copy.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Pembroke Place, Liverpool, Lancashire, EnglandHead of Household: George Shorthouse. Age 30 - Merchant (born Scotland)
Member(s) of Household: Ann Margaret Shorthouse, Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse.8
30 Mar 18518 Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, EnglandHead of Household: George Shorthouse. Age 42 - Ship Broker
Member(s) of Household: Ann Margaret Shorthouse, Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse, Alfred George Shorthouse, Charles James Shorthouse.9

Family

Ann Margaret Kaighen b. 1810, d. Jul 1876
Children 1.Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse+ b. 1836
 2.Georgina Emily Shorthouse b. Mar 1840, d. 23 Dec 1916
 3.Alfred George Shorthouse+ b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
 4.Charles James Shorthouse+ b. Dec 1844, d. 8 Jul 1906

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Nov 1852, ROBERT HEADLAND, 86 Stephen street, will be glad to see or hear from his friends R. B. Pemberton, and George Shorthouse.10

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from a family group sheet."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "viewed death certificate - states that he married on Isle of Man."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Liverpool Mercury, 18 Jul 1834.
  5. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998."
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "viewed death certificate."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Feb 1858, p8.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 561; Book: 20; Civil Parish: Liverpool; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 21; Folio: 7; Page: 7; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438713."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2175; Folio: 377; Page: 49; GSU roll: 87168."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 22 Nov 1852, p7.
Last Edited4 Aug 2019

Ann Margaret Kaighen

F, #3487, b. 1810, d. Jul 1876
Married NameShorthouse. 
Birth*1810 Scotland. 
Marriage*10 Jul 1834 Spouse: George Shorthouse. St Phillip's Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.1,2
Marriage-Notice*18 Jul 1834George Shorthouse of this town to Ann Margaret, eldest daughter of John Kaighen Esquire of Ramsay, Isle of Man.3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Oct 1852 Sailing with George Shorthouse, Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse, Alfred George Shorthouse, Charles James Shorthouse to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship S S Ottillia departed Birkenhead Cheshire on 17 Jul 1852. Sailing with parents George & Mrs Shorthouse, and siblings Anne (Annie Elizabeth?), Georgina, George (Charlie J)
Age 49.4
Widow29 Jan 1858Ann Margaret Kaighen became a widow upon the death of her husband George Shorthouse.5 
Death*Jul 1876 VIC, Australia, #D10071/1876 (Age 65) [par unknown] - as Ann Margaretta SORTHOUSE.6,7 
Death-Notice*21 Jul 1876THE Friends of Messrs. ALFRED and CHARLES SHORTHOUSE are most respectfully invited to follow the remains of their late beloved mother to their last resting-place, the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral procession is appointed to move from the residence of her son Charles THIS DAY (Friday), the 21st, at a quarter to one o'clock punctually.
WILLIAM GEORGE AFPS, Undertaker, corner of Fitzroy and Moor streets, Fitzroy.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Pembroke Place, Liverpool, Lancashire, England(Head of Household) George Shorthouse;
Age 30 - as Anna (born Manx)
Member(s) of Household: Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse Georgina Emily Shorthouse9
30 Mar 18518 Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England(Head of Household) George Shorthouse;
Age 41
Member(s) of Household: Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse, Alfred George Shorthouse, Charles James Shorthouse10

Family

George Shorthouse b. 5 Jun 1808, d. 29 Jan 1858
Children 1.Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse+ b. 1836
 2.Georgina Emily Shorthouse b. Mar 1840, d. 23 Dec 1916
 3.Alfred George Shorthouse+ b. 25 Jul 1843, d. 28 Jul 1921
 4.Charles James Shorthouse+ b. Dec 1844, d. 8 Jul 1906

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "viewed death certificate - states that he married on Isle of Man."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Liverpool Mercury, 18 Jul 1834.
  4. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998."
  5. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "viewed death certificate."
  6. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Richmond rate book: paying rates in Highett Street Richmond in 1875 - Ann Shorthouse widow."
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "listed as SORTHOUSE - born Isle."
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 21 Jul 1876, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200237777
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 561; Book: 20; Civil Parish: Liverpool; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 21; Folio: 7; Page: 7; Line: 3; GSU roll: 438713."
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2175; Folio: 377; Page: 49; GSU roll: 87168."
Last Edited4 Aug 2019

Charles James Shorthouse

M, #3488, b. Dec 1844, d. 8 Jul 1906
Father*George Shorthouse b. 5 Jun 1808, d. 29 Jan 1858
Mother*Ann Margaret Kaighen b. 1810, d. Jul 1876
Probate (Will)* 99/894. Charles J SHORTHOUSE. Date of grant: 20 Aug 1906; Date of death: 08 Jul 1906; Occupation: Ex Station Master; Residence: Nth Brighton.1 
Birth*Dec 1844 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, Dec Q [Wirral] 19 298
baptised 12 Jul 1842 Saint Peter, Liverpool.2,3,4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Oct 1852 Sailing with George Shorthouse, Ann Margaret Shorthouse, Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse, Alfred George Shorthouse to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship S S Ottillia departed Birkenhead Cheshire on 17 Jul 1852. Sailing with parents George & Mrs Shorthouse, and siblings Anne (Annie Elizabeth?), Georgina, George (Charlie J)
Age 7.5
Marriage*1872 Spouse: Eliza Cheeseman. VIC, Australia, #M4563.6
 
Land-UBeac*5 Mar 1877Charles James Shorthouse selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-3. 20a 0r 0p - Land File 854/49. Land Sale 5321. Upset £1/ac, valued at £20 18s.7 
Land-Note*9 Jul 1878 GEM-D-3: C J Shorthouse applied to transfer land to W Bennett of 162 Swan Street Richmond, because of altered circumstances.8 
Land-Note*7 Aug 1878 GEM-D-3: Sir, Referring to your letter of August the 2nd with not having complied with the conditions. I beg to state that I left all fencing to my brother who has the next block to me and having so much work on hand he has left me till the last. I have wrote to him to finish my work at once.
I was rather surprised at you enquiring why I have not complied with the conditions when I know persons that have blocks there that have not turned a sod, and I think that I will be amongst the first that have their ground fenced in. Charles J Shorthouse, Dover Street, Richmond.8 
Land-UBeac*9 Dec 1879 GEM-D-3. Transfer from Charles James Shorthouse to Thomas Cooper Hyde. 20a 0r 0p - Originally selected by C. J. SHORTHOUSE. Bought by T. C. HYDE at land sale on 9 Dec 1879. Crown grant issued 9 Dec 1879.9,10 
Widower1889Charles James Shorthouse became a widower upon the death of his wife Eliza Cheeseman.11 
Marriage*1893 Spouse: Annie Sarah Hewitt. VIC, Australia, #M6880.11
 
Death*8 Jul 1906 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D8075 (Age 60.)2,12 
Death-Notice*10 Jul 1906SHORTHOUSE.— On the 8th July, at his residence, Cluden-street, North Brighton, Charles James, the dearly beloved husband of Annie Shorthouse, late station master, Murrumbeena. and father of Mrs. Angwin, Mrs. Holden, Mrs. Hewitt, Percy, Myrtle, George, Ruby, Charles and Leslie, aged 60 years. Friends please accept this intimation.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 18518 Beckwith Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England(Head of Household) George Shorthouse;
Age 5 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Ann Margaret Shorthouse, Annie Elizabeth Shorthouse, Georgina Emily Shorthouse, Alfred George Shorthouse14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jan 1880, GEM-D-3, Issue of New Licenses Approved - License 854/49 20 acres15

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P2 unit 774, item 99/894.
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from a family group sheet."
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "mother as RAIGTAIN (https://www.gro.gov.uk)."
  4. [S187] Familysearch "unknown cd."
  5. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Pamela J AMOS 17 Aug 1998."
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3919
    854/49 CHARLES JAMES SHORTHOUSE GEMBROOK 3 20--0--0. 1877 - 1880.
  8. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 854/49.
  9. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3919
    854/49 CHARLES JAMES SHORTHOUSE GEMBROOK 3 20--0--0. 1877 - 1880.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-407 - Thomas Cooper Hyde of Richmond.
  11. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  12. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  13. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 10 Jul 1906, p1.
  14. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2175; Folio: 377; Page: 49; GSU roll: 87168."
  15. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "9 Jan 1880, p89."
Last Edited8 Jul 2019

Eliza Cheeseman

F, #3489, b. 1853, d. 1889
Married NameShorthouse. 
Birth*1853 
Marriage*1872 Spouse: Charles James Shorthouse. VIC, Australia, #M4563.1
 
Death*1889 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D15292 (age 36) [par William CHEESEMAN & Ann NEAL].2 

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.
Last Edited11 Jun 2017

Annie Sarah Hewitt

F, #3490, b. 1863, d. 23 Mar 1946
Married NameShorthouse.1 
Birth*1863 Kalk, VIC, Australia, #B14909 [par John HEWITT & Charlotte HANSON].2 
Marriage*1893 Spouse: Charles James Shorthouse. VIC, Australia, #M6880.1
 
Widow8 Jul 1906Annie Sarah Hewitt became a widow upon the death of her husband Charles James Shorthouse.3,4 
Death*23 Mar 1946 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D2994 (Age 82) [par John HEWITT & Charlotte HANSON].5 
Death-Notice*25 Mar 1946SHORTHOUSE.—On March 23, at Brighton, Annie Sarah, of No 105 Halifax street, Brighton, loved wife of the late Charles and loving mother of Ruby (Mrs. Angus), Charles, and Les, fond mother-in-law of Forbes, Edith, and Jessie, and devoted grandma of Geoffrey, aged 82 years. At rest.
SHORTHOUSE.—On March 23, at Brighton, Annie Sarah, of No. 105 Halifax street, Brighton, devoted stepmother of Annie (Mrs. Angwin, deceased), Ada (Mrs. Holden), Percy, May (Mrs. Hewitt), Myrtle (Mrs. Golding) and George (deceased).
-Dearly loved.6 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from a family group sheet."
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Mar 1946, p2.
Last Edited11 Jun 2017
 

NOTE

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