Judith Rosemary Gaff

F, #3787, b. 1944, d. 1979
Married NameRobertson. 
Birth*19441 
Marriage* Spouse: Graeme Alexander Robertson.
 
Death*1979 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D07143/1980 (Age 36) [par John GAFF & Kathleen Mary].1 
Village Bell*Nov 1979The article reads: Utmost community sympathy and support are offered to Graeme and Paul Robertson on the tragic death of Judy.1 
Inquest1980Inquest held 1980/514.2 

Citations

  1. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 9, Nov 1979, p20."
  2. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
Last Edited27 Aug 2016

Rodney Arthur Stephenson

M, #3800, b. 1960, d. Dec 1979
Father*Arthur Douglas Stephenson
Mother*Joan Margaret Gowland
Birth*19601 
Death*Dec 1979 Glenburn, VIC, Australia, #D08775/1980 (Age 17) car accident [par Arthur Douglas STEPHENSON & Joan Margaret GOWLAND].1,2 
Inquest1980Inquest held 1980/595.3 
Village Bell*Jan 1980The article reads: VALE; THE STEPHENSON BROTHERS
Early in December, two young men who were beginning to endear themselves to the community, though of no long association, were killed in a road accident while returning home to Sugar Loaf Road.
The sons of Joan and Arthur Stephenson, Greg, 19, and Rodney, 17, were lost not only to life but to the many friends they had made in sporting and musical circles, to the companionship of the young people in Beaconsfield Upper to whom they had become so personable and important.
District sympathy was, and will remain, extended to their parents and sister Debbie, for fine young men always to be remembered.4 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, LUCULIA, INDIVIDUAL FAMILY TREE, GARDEN 1 TREE 065

Citations

  1. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "registered Glen."
  3. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  4. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "010-1980, p7."
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited7 Dec 2017

Gregory Douglas Stephenson

M, #3801, b. 1962, d. Dec 1979
Father*Arthur Douglas Stephenson
Mother*Joan Margaret Gowland
Birth*19621 
Death*Dec 1979 Glenburn, VIC, Australia, #D08774/1980 (Age 19) car accident [par Arthur Douglas STEPHENSON & Joan Margaret GOWLAND].1,2 
Inquest1980Inquest held 1980/595.3 
Village Bell*Jan 1980The article reads: VALE; THE STEPHENSON BROTHERS
Early in December, two young men who were beginning to endear themselves to the community, though of no long association, were killed in a road accident while returning home to Sugar Loaf Road.
The sons of Joan and Arthur Stephenson, Greg, 19, and Rodney, 17, were lost not only to life but to the many friends they had made in sporting and musical circles, to the companionship of the young people in Beaconsfield Upper to whom they had become so personable and important.
District sympathy was, and will remain, extended to their parents and sister Debbie, for fine young men always to be remembered.4 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, LUCULIA, INDIVIDUAL FAMILY TREE, GARDEN 1 TREE 065

Citations

  1. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "registered Glen."
  3. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  4. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "010-1980, p7."
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited7 Dec 2017

Henry Ferguson

M, #3806, b. 1890, d. 24 Nov 1967

World War I

Henry Ferguson was a farmer at Woori Yallock when he enlisted on 9 Oct 1915. SERN 4783. His unit embarked on HMAT A18 Wiltshire from Melbourne on 7 Mar 1916.
He was a private with the 59th Battalion and returned to Australia on 11 Dec 1918.
In the 1920s he bought the farm of the late Fred Sheard.
He is commemorated in the Beaconsfield Avenue of Honour.1
Probate (Will)* Henry Ferguson. Dairy Farmer. Beaconsfield. 24 Nov 1967. 673/640.2 
Birth*1890 Warburton, VIC, Australia, #B28402 [par John FERGUSON & Mary PAUL].3 
Note*c 1921 Renselier Barnes Henry Ferguson lived with the Barnes family until his marriage to his wife who lived in Woori Yallock.4 
Marriage*1923 Spouse: Margaret Maud Keenan. VIC, Australia, #M7418.5
 
Land-UBeac*27 Apr 1923 PAK-59B, Quamby Road. Transfer from Frederick Sheard to Henry Ferguson. 64a 0r 37p.6 
Land-UBeac*27 Apr 1923 PAK-74 l/p 5014 "Quamby Cottage". Transfer from Edith Laura Gibb to Henry Ferguson. "Quamby Cottage."7 
Land-Note*27 Apr 1923 PAK-59B: Mortgagee: The Commissioners of Savings Banks in the Colony of Victoria. Discharged 4 Apr 1941. Mortgagor was Henry Ferguson.8 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1939 PAK-59C. Transfer from William Shadbolt to Henry Ferguson. 86a 2r 18p together with a right of carriage way.9 
Land-Note30 Oct 1942 Creation of Easement to State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.10,11 
Land-Note*1 Mar 1949 PAK-59C: Creation of Easement to Edith Emily Watkins.12 
Death*24 Nov 1967 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D26402 (age 77) [par John FERGUSON & Mary Helen PAUL].13 
Land-Note9 Oct 1968 PAK-59B: Henry Ferguson died on 24th November 1967. Probate of his will has been granted to Keith Donald Ferguson of Quamby Road Beaconsfield Dairy Farmer.14 
Land-UBeac9 Oct 1968 PAK-59C. Transfer from Henry Ferguson to Keith Donald Ferguson. 86a 2r 18p together with a right of carriage way.15 
Land-UBeac*9 Oct 1968 PAK-59B, Quamby Road. Transfer from Henry Ferguson to Keith Donald Ferguson. 64a 0r 37p.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1928 - 1931Telegraph Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Margaret Maud Ferguson.17,18
1963Telegraph Road / Quamby Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Margaret Maud Ferguson. With Keith Donald Ferguson.19

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, BANKSIA, WALL NICHE SINGLE, WALL A NICHE 17920

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 104; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 3.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S54] Rob Hansen, A Century Partnership, p121.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1675-886 - Henry Ferguson of Woori Yallock Farmer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4423-534 - Henry Ferguson of Woori Yallock Farmer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1675-886 - Mortgage No 463426 to The Commissioners of Savings Banks in the Colony of Victoria. Discharged 4 Apr 1941.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1640-920 - Henry Ferguson of Beaconsfield Dairy Farmer - C/T 6296-083.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1675-886.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6296-083 - Creation of Easement to State Rivers and Water Supply Commission (PAK-59C).
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6296-083 - Creation of Easement to Edith Emily Watkins.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1675-886 - Henry Ferguson died on 24th November 1967. Probate of his will has been granted to Keith Donald Ferguson of Quamby Road Beaconsfield Dairy Farmer.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6296-083 - Keith Donald Ferguson of Quamby Road Beaconsfield Dairy Farmer.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1675-886 - see C/T 8750-439 - Keith Donald Ferguson of Quamby Road Beaconsfield Dairy Farmer.
  17. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  18. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  19. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  20. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited30 May 2018

Thomas Montgomery Black

M, #3810, b. 5 Jan 1862, d. 14 Apr 1934
Probate (Will)* No probate found.1 
Birth*5 Jan 1862 West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland.2,3 
Marriage*14 Jul 1886 Spouse: Margaret Helen Fergus. VIC, Australia, #M4991.2
 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1917 GEM-E-1.2.3. Transfer from Shire of Berwick to Thomas Montgomery Black. 59a 3r 17p.4 
Death*14 Apr 1934 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D14940 (Age 73) [par William BLACK & Sarah].5 
Death-Notice*16 Apr 1934BLACK.—On the 14th April, at Pakenham Upper, Thomas Montgomery, the beloved husband of Margaret Helen and dear father of Willliam, Thomas, Donald, John (deceased), Robert (deceased), Wallace, and Bruce (deceased).
BLACK.—The Friends of the late Mr THOMAS M BLACK of Upper Pakenham are respectfully informed that the funeral will leave his late residence at 2 p m THIS DAY (Monday) for the Pakenham Cemetery. O. SMITH Undertaker Pakenham.6 
Land-Note*19 Apr 1943 GEM-E-1.2.3: Arthur McKenzie Hislop of 20 Queen Street Melbourne Chartered Accountant has been appointed Assignee of the estate of Thomas Montgomery Black bankrupt.7 
Land-UBeac*19 Apr 1943 GEM-E-1.2.3. Transfer from Thomas Montgomery Black to Arthur McKenzie Hislop. 59a 3r 17p.8 

Family

Margaret Helen Fergus b. 1860, d. 13 May 1943
Children 1.Thomas Fergus Black+ b. 7 Jun 1889, d. 25 Apr 1984
 2.Robert Livingstone Black b. 1893, d. 9 Aug 1918
 3.Douglas Bruce Black b. 20 Jul 1898, d. 12 Dec 1918

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Apr 1915, FRUITGROWERS' AFFAIRS. Export Trade. The State Fruit Gommissioners recently took evidence at Parliament House and more recently at Pakenham and other centres. Pakenham Growers. Financial Matters.
    Thomas Montgomery Black, orchardist, said fruit growers had not been considered in the matter of credit foucier loans. Orchard land was valued only on an agricultural basis. He knew a case where he would have given £1300 for an orchard, but the owner could not get a loan of more than £300 on it. An experienced orchardist should do the valuing. In regard to placing the people on orchard land he considered that an eight-year-old orchard of 10 acres would produce £400 in a season.9
  • 24 Mar 1923, INSOLVENT SHOWS SURPLUS. Stating that he was unable to realise on his assets, which consisted chiefly of real property, Thomas Montgomery Black, orchardist, of Pakenham Upper, filed his schedule in the Bankruptcy Court this morning. Insolvent showed a surplus of £1,815/10/, having set down his assets at £10,647/10/ and his liabilities at £8832.
    He claims that he became unable to pay his debts in 1916, owing to "the general financial stringency." The amount owing to unsecured creditors is £1181. Mr. A. M. Hislop has been appointed assignee.10
  • 26 Mar 1923, INSOLVENCIES. An Orchardist's Bankruptcy.
    Thomas Montgomery Black, orchardist, of Pakenham Upper, filed his schedule in bankruptcy on Saturday. He set down his assets at £8832 and his liabilities at £10,647, leaving a deficiency of £1815. In explanation of his failure, Black states he was first unable to pay his debts in 1916, when there was a financial stringency, and he was unable to realise on his real estate, worth about £7650. His position had not improved since. He had contracted losses in business. Pressure of creditors and continued inability to realise on his depreciated property to advantage forced him into insolvency. Mr. Hislop, assignee.11
  • 28 Jul 1943, The Commissioner of Titles, having so directed, it is intended, after fourteen clear days from this publication in The Age, to issue to ARTHUR MCKENZIE HISLOP (official assignee of the ESTATE of THOMAS MONTGOMERY BLACK), a new CERTIFICATE of TITLE to all that piece of land, being Crown allots. one, 2 and 3, section E, parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington, described in certificate of title vol. 4022, fol. 804.236, in lieu of that certificate, the duplicate of such having, as is alleged, been LOST. Dated 22nd July 1943. L. FORBES, Assistant Registrar of Titles. HOME, WILKINSON and LOWRY, 100 Queen-street. Melbourne, Solicitors for applicant.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Judy Green."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2231-150 - Transfer by The President Councillors and Ratepayers of the Shire of Berwick under Act 2861 to Thomas Montgomery Black of Pakenham Upper Orchardist - C/T 4022-236.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Apr 1934, p1.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4022-236 - Arthur McKenzie Hislop of 20 Queen Street Melbourne Chartered Accountant has been appointed Assignee of the estate of Thomas Montgomery Black bankrupt. - C/T 6631-028.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6631-028 - Arthur McKenzie Hislop of 20 Queen Street Melbourne Chartered Accountant (assignee).
  9. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Thu 1 Apr 1915, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88663730."
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Sat 24 Mar 1923, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243801353
  11. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 26 Mar 1923, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203780409
  12. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 28 Jul 1943, p3.
Last Edited20 Sep 2018
 

NOTE

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