Samuel Robert Berrington Heap

M, #4622, b. Dec 1892, d. 1976
Birth*Dec 1892 Toxeth Park, Lancashire, England, Dec Q [Toxeth Park] 8b 213.1,2 
Marriage*2 Aug 1919 Spouse: Irene Florence Ann Whittle. VIC, Australia, #M7780.3
 
Land-UBeac*24 Jun 1935 PAK-61 (part), Salisbury House. Transfer from Jane Corder Mary Eliza "P" Corder to Samuel Robert Berrington Heap. 20a 3r 36p.4 
Land-UBeac*14 Aug 1935 PAK-61 (part), Salisbury House. Transfer from Samuel Robert Berrington Heap to Irene Florence Ann Heap. Now joint proprietors.5 
Land-UBeac*27 Jul 1939 PAK-61 (part), Salisbury House. Transfer from Samuel Robert Berrington Heap Irene Florence Ann Heap to John Eldred 'Jack' Royle. 20a 3r 36p.6 
Death*1976 Hamilton, VIC, Australia, #D1634 (Age 83) [par Thomas Robert HEAP & Mary Ann BERRINGTON].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192484 Nicholson Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: butcher. With Irene Florence Ann Heap.7
bt 1936 - 1937Salisbury House, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: guest house proprietor. With Irene Florence Ann Heap.8
1943144A Cotham Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: fruiterer. With Irene Florence Ann Heap.9

Family

Irene Florence Ann Whittle b. 1899, d. 1999
Children 1.Myrtle Irene Heap b. Dec 1920, d. Dec 1920
 2.Peggy Berrington Heap b. 26 Oct 1922, d. 1993
 3.Nancye Joan Heap b. 17 Mar 1925, d. 8 Mar 2009

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Oct 1919: Mr. Samuel Heap to Miss Irene Whittle.
    The marriage of Mr. Samuel R. B J Heap, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Heap, of Wavertree, Liverpool, England, to Miss Irene F. A. Whittle (Rene), daughter of the late Mr. A. W. Whittle, and Mrs. Whittle, of Port Melbourne, was quietly celebrated at the Methodist Church, Graham-street, Port Melbourne, on Saturday, August 2, by the Rev. James Trathan. Mrs. Monkhouse officiated at the organ. The church was beautifully decorated by friends of the bride. Owing to the recent death of the bride's father the wedding was quietly celebrated.
    The bride, who was given away by Mr. G. Miller, wore a charming frock of ivory crepe de chine and georgette, hand embroidered, trimmed with silk fringe and Maltese lace. The waist belt was daintily finished with, a cluster of georgette roses and orange blossom.
    A beautiful hand-worked tulle veil was worn, arranged over a coronet of orange blossom, and she carried a beautiful shower bouquet of choice white flowers and asparagus fern, tied with, tulle streamers, which was a gift of the bridegroom. As the bride left the church two horseshoes were placed on her arm.
    Mr. J. Harris was best man, and Miss Myrtle Whittle (sister of the bride) attended her as bridesmaid, and wore a dainty frock of mauve voile embroidered with silver; she carried a bouquet, of pale pink carnations and wore a gold wristlet watch, which, with the bouquet, were gifts of the bridegroom. Little Ethel Harris (niece of the bride) carried the bride's long veil, and wore a dainty little frock of hail-spot muslin, trimmed with hand-made lace and mauve ribbon; she carried a tall basket of pale pink carnations, which with a silver bag were gifts of the bridegroom.
    Wedding breakfast was served at Sargent's, the tables being beautifully decorated with yellow jonquils and asparagus fern. Mrs. Whittle (mother of the bride) received the guests in a becoming gown of black crepe de chine trimmed with black fringe, hat en suite and carried a posy of Japanese iris and fern. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a handsome wallet. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a set of ivory brushes.
    Mr. and Mrs. Heap left by motor for Healesville, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride travelled in a smart black tailored costume, with hat en suite. Irene Florence Ann Whittle10
  • 28 Feb 1935: SPECIAL SUMMONS.
    Joseph Stephens proceeded by special summons, against Samuel Heap, of Salisbury House, Upper Beaconsfield, in a claim for £14/- 18/10, being balance of claim set forth by plaintiff for damages for breach of a verbal agreement made between plaintiff and defendant at Upper Beaconsfield, on November 23, 1934.
    Defendant agreed to an order by consent for settlement made against him, for £5/14/8, with £4/10/ costs.
    Solicitors appearing in this case announced that this was agreed.11

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4527-239 - Samuel Robert Berrington Heap of Upper Beaconsfield Guest House Proprietor - C/T 5974-766.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5974-766 Samuel Robert Berrington Heap Guest House Proprietor and Irene Florence Ann Heap Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 5989-760.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5989-760 - John Eldred Royle of 40 Miller Street Glenhuntly Manufacturer.
  7. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  8. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1936 & 1937 rolls."
  9. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 30 Oct 1919, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146472562
  11. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Thu 28 Feb 1935, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/213963759
Last Edited1 Nov 2020

Irene Florence Ann Whittle

F, #4623, b. 1899, d. 1999
Married NameHeap.1 
Birth*1899 Fremantle, WA, Australia, #B1569 [par Arthur William WHITTLE & Emma Agnes STRONGMAN].2 
Marriage*2 Aug 1919 Spouse: Samuel Robert Berrington Heap. VIC, Australia, #M7780.1
 
Land-UBeac*14 Aug 1935 PAK-61 (part), Salisbury House. Transfer from Samuel Robert Berrington Heap to Irene Florence Ann Heap. Now joint proprietors.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac27 Jul 1939 PAK-61 (part), Salisbury House. Transfer from Samuel Robert Berrington Heap Irene Florence Ann Heap to John Eldred 'Jack' Royle. 20a 3r 36p.4 
Widow1976Irene Florence Ann Whittle became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Robert Berrington Heap.5 
Death*1999 Kyabram, VIC, Australia.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192484 Nicholson Street, Coburg, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Robert Berrington Heap.7
bt 1936 - 1937Salisbury House, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Robert Berrington Heap.8
1943144A Cotham Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Robert Berrington Heap.9
19802/59 McPherson Street, Hamilton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation.10

Family

Samuel Robert Berrington Heap b. Dec 1892, d. 1976
Children 1.Myrtle Irene Heap b. Dec 1920, d. Dec 1920
 2.Peggy Berrington Heap b. 26 Oct 1922, d. 1993
 3.Nancye Joan Heap b. 17 Mar 1925, d. 8 Mar 2009

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Oct 1919: Mr. Samuel Heap to Miss Irene Whittle.
    The marriage of Mr. Samuel R. B J Heap, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Heap, of Wavertree, Liverpool, England, to Miss Irene F. A. Whittle (Rene), daughter of the late Mr. A. W. Whittle, and Mrs. Whittle, of Port Melbourne, was quietly celebrated at the Methodist Church, Graham-street, Port Melbourne, on Saturday, August 2, by the Rev. James Trathan. Mrs. Monkhouse officiated at the organ. The church was beautifully decorated by friends of the bride. Owing to the recent death of the bride's father the wedding was quietly celebrated.
    The bride, who was given away by Mr. G. Miller, wore a charming frock of ivory crepe de chine and georgette, hand embroidered, trimmed with silk fringe and Maltese lace. The waist belt was daintily finished with, a cluster of georgette roses and orange blossom.
    A beautiful hand-worked tulle veil was worn, arranged over a coronet of orange blossom, and she carried a beautiful shower bouquet of choice white flowers and asparagus fern, tied with, tulle streamers, which was a gift of the bridegroom. As the bride left the church two horseshoes were placed on her arm.
    Mr. J. Harris was best man, and Miss Myrtle Whittle (sister of the bride) attended her as bridesmaid, and wore a dainty frock of mauve voile embroidered with silver; she carried a bouquet, of pale pink carnations and wore a gold wristlet watch, which, with the bouquet, were gifts of the bridegroom. Little Ethel Harris (niece of the bride) carried the bride's long veil, and wore a dainty little frock of hail-spot muslin, trimmed with hand-made lace and mauve ribbon; she carried a tall basket of pale pink carnations, which with a silver bag were gifts of the bridegroom.
    Wedding breakfast was served at Sargent's, the tables being beautifully decorated with yellow jonquils and asparagus fern. Mrs. Whittle (mother of the bride) received the guests in a becoming gown of black crepe de chine trimmed with black fringe, hat en suite and carried a posy of Japanese iris and fern. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a handsome wallet. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a set of ivory brushes.
    Mr. and Mrs. Heap left by motor for Healesville, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride travelled in a smart black tailored costume, with hat en suite. Samuel Robert Berrington Heap11
  • 22 Dec 1934: SALISBURY HOUSE, Upper Beaconsfield. Under New Management. Centrally Situated. —Renovated throughout, tennis, croquet, billiards, radio large dance hall, hot and C. baths, E.L., situated 1½ miles between two golf links. Booking for Xmas, Mrs. J. Heaps, prop, Tel. 1 Upper Beaconsfield.12
  • 15 May 1935: Beaconsfield Upper. SALISBURY HOUSE. Every mod cons H W S sew., milk, cream, log fires, special vac. tariff. Mrs S Heap Upper Beaconsfield13

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5974-766 Samuel Robert Berrington Heap Guest House Proprietor and Irene Florence Ann Heap Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 5989-760.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5989-760 - John Eldred Royle of 40 Miller Street Glenhuntly Manufacturer.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, chcumming 2013 Owner: daklpj.
  7. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  8. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1936 & 1937 rolls."
  9. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  10. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 30 Oct 1919, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146472562
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 22 Dec 1934, p21
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11002996
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 15 May 1935, p20
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12238770
Last Edited1 Nov 2020

George Baggott Francis

M, #4624, b. 1821, d. 1893
Father*George Francis
Mother*Mary Baggott
Birth*1821 
Marriage* Spouse: Sarah Inglesby Bult.
 
Death*1893 

Family

Sarah Inglesby Bult
Children 1.Rawson Parke Francis+ b. Dec 1855, d. 23 Sep 1940
 2.Graham Inglesby Francis+ b. 1862, d. 1940
Last Edited29 Apr 2019

Sarah Inglesby Bult

F, #4625
Married NameFrancis. 
Marriage* Spouse: George Baggott Francis.
 

Family

George Baggott Francis b. 1821, d. 1893
Children 1.Rawson Parke Francis+ b. Dec 1855, d. 23 Sep 1940
 2.Graham Inglesby Francis+ b. 1862, d. 1940
Last Edited29 Apr 2019

George Francis

M, #4626
Marriage* Spouse: Mary Baggott.
 

Family

Mary Baggott
Children 1.George Baggott Francis+ b. 1821, d. 1893
 2.Henry Francis+ b. 19 Feb 1830, d. 14 Mar 1905
Last Edited29 Apr 2019

Mary Baggott

F, #4627
Marriage* Spouse: George Francis.
 
Married NameFrancis. 

Family

George Francis
Children 1.George Baggott Francis+ b. 1821, d. 1893
 2.Henry Francis+ b. 19 Feb 1830, d. 14 Mar 1905
Last Edited29 Apr 2019

Henry Francis

M, #4628, b. 19 Feb 1830, d. 14 Mar 1905
Father*George Francis
Mother*Mary Baggott
Related* Rawson Parke Francis Henry is the uncle of Rawson Parke FRANCIS. 
Birth*19 Feb 1830 Woodbridge, Essex, England.1 
Marriage*15 Oct 1862 Spouse: Grace Lavender. Woodside, Kyneton, VIC, Australia, #M3559.2
 
Marriage-Notice*21 Oct 1862FRANCIS—LAVENDER.—On the 15th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Woodside, Kyneton, by the Rev. G. O. Vance, Mr. Henry Francis, of Melbourne, to Grace, third daughter of William Lavender, police-magistrate.3 
Death*14 Mar 1905 East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D3576 (Age 75.)1 
Death-Notice*15 Mar 1905FRANCIS.—On the 14th March, at "Chediston," Fulton-street, E. St Kilda, Henry Francis, in his 75th year.4 
Probate (Will)*14 Apr 1905 94/322 Chemist Bourke Street
owns land Parish of Gembrook Lot 24 & 25 of Sec E 39.1.23 acres, unimproved, valued at £100.5 

Grave

  • Other Denominations Comp E Grave 27, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Henry Francis , born at Woodbridge , Eng . 19 Feb 1830 Died 14 Mar. 1905 Chediston ,E. St Kilda
    Clara Lavender, sister in law of above Died 25 Jan. 1910
    Louisa, eldest daughter of above Died 23 Aug. (19) 52
    Grace, wife of Henry Francis Died 19 Dec . (19)24 Chediston, E.Malvern
    and their daughter Winifred Died 16 Nov. 1939
    Clare, youngest daughter of above Died 24 Sep. (19) 596






Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Oct 1924: OLD MELBOURNE FIRM. Growth of Henry Francis and Co. For 75 years Messrs. Henry Francis and Co., chemists and druggists, have been established in Bourke street, and the pre sent proprietors have now purchased the freehold of their premises at 280 Bourke street. The vendor was Mr. George Francis, the elder son of the late Mr. Henry Francis. The price has not been disclosed, but as the premises are situated in the busiest retail section of Melbourne the value per foot is very high. The frontage is 20ft 1½in., which is exactly the same as the frontage owned by the firm at 107 Collins street. The Bourke street business was opened in 1849 by Mr. S. J. T. Croad, who had been an assistant to the London Quaker firm of Allen and Hanbury. Mr. Henry Francis purchased it in 1860. The Collins street business was established in 1849 by Mr. Cade, who sold to Mr. Francis in 1886. The Bourke street pharmacy is now situated one door eastward of the original site but for many years it was conducted four doors to the westward of No. 280.
    Mr. Henry Francis was the son of an apothecary who practised at Woodbridge, Essex. His father's family had been associated with pharmacy for many generations, dating back to the reign of Charles II. His relatives are still actively connected with the wholesale drug trade in England. Mr. Francis arrived in Victoria in 1852, and after prospecting on various goldfields and trying his luck in other ventures, he purchased Mr. Croad's business. The elder son, Mr. George Francis, succeeded to the businesses on the death of his father in 1904; he had been manager for many months previously. The younger son, Mr. Tracey Francis, was trained as an assayer and later was severely wounded at the war. The purchase of the Collins street business followed the gradual drift of doctors from the west end of the city to the east end of Collins street. George William Francis7

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Oct 1862, p4.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Mar 1905.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  6. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 Oct 1924, p10.
Last Edited29 Apr 2019

Grace Lavender

F, #4629, b. 1842, d. Dec 1924
Married NameFrancis.1 
Birth*1842 
Marriage*15 Oct 1862 Spouse: Henry Francis. Woodside, Kyneton, VIC, Australia, #M3559.1
 
Marriage-Notice*21 Oct 1862FRANCIS—LAVENDER.—On the 15th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Woodside, Kyneton, by the Rev. G. O. Vance, Mr. Henry Francis, of Melbourne, to Grace, third daughter of William Lavender, police-magistrate.2 
Widow14 Mar 1905Grace Lavender became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Francis.3 
Death*Dec 1924 East Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D14838 (Age 82) [par Thomas LAVENDER].4 

Grave

  • Other Denominations Comp E Grave 27, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Henry Francis , born at Woodbridge , Eng . 19 Feb 1830 Died 14 Mar. 1905 Chediston ,E. St Kilda
    Clara Lavender, sister in law of above Died 25 Jan. 1910
    Louisa, eldest daughter of above Died 23 Aug. (19) 52
    Grace, wife of Henry Francis Died 19 Dec . (19)24 Chediston, E.Malvern
    and their daughter Winifred Died 16 Nov. 1939
    Clare, youngest daughter of above Died 24 Sep. (19) 595






Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Oct 1862, p4.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
Last Edited29 Apr 2019

Jean Elizabeth Emma Findlay

F, #4637, b. 1913, d. 30 Jul 2012
Married NameBarnes.1 
Birth*1913 VIC, Australia, possible birth: #B17184 [par George Pearson FINDLAY & Ann Matilda DAVIS] Terang.2 
Marriage*1940 Spouse: James Donald Barnes. VIC, Australia, #M5601.1,3
 
Widow26 Sep 1992Jean Elizabeth Emma Findlay became a widow upon the death of her husband James Donald Barnes.1 
Death*30 Jul 2012 VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 2012BARNES (Findlay). - Jean Elizabeth Emma Peacefully passed away on July 30, 2012 Aged 99 years. Loved wife of Don (dec.) Loving mother of Joy and Ian, mother-in-law of John and Marilyn. Loved Gran of 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Close to our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1942 - 1949Quambi road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Donald Barnes.5,6

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information provided to Charles Wilson by Jean RANKIN (nee COOPER) - 10 Oct 2009."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Aug 2012 - viewed online 13 Apr 2014.
  5. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  6. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
Last Edited10 Jun 2019

Simon William Paternoster

M, #4649, b. 1865, d. 1 Sep 1951
William PATERNOSTER
photographed 1917
Father*Simon Paternoster b. 13 May 1832, d. 5 Dec 1926
Mother*Eliza Harbrow b. 1847, d. 1935
Birth*1865 Eumemering, VIC, Australia, #B1892.1 
Marriage*15 Nov 1888 Spouse: Sarah Helen Redfern. Berwick Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M6479.1,2
 
(Tenant) Land-Note29 Jun 1908 PAK-1A (Application 37,310): Occupants of the land contiguous: On the north west William Paternoster Storekeeper, owner of said land is E Emerson, Journalist, Berwick.3 
Criminal*11 Dec 1916 Central Register of Male Prisoners: Paternoster, William: No. 34516. Sentenced to 12 months Hard Labour for indecent assault of girl. Released 19 Oct 1917.4 
Widower1951Simon William Paternoster became a widower upon the death of his wife Sarah Helen Redfern.5 
Death*1 Sep 1951 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D10539 (Age 86.)5 
Death-Notice*3 Sep 1951PATERNOSTER.—On September 1, William Simon, of 8 Illawarra-road, Hawthorn, dearly beloved husband of the late Sarah, and loving father of William (deceased), Leslie (deceased) and Ramsay, aged 86 years., in God's care.
PATERNOSTER.—The Funeral Of the late Mr. WILLIAM SIMON PATERNOSTER will leave Rayboulds' Parlors, Cecil-street, Prahran, TOMORROW, at 9.3U a.m., for the Spring Vale Crematorium. No flowers by request.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: distiller. With Sarah Helen Paternoster.7,8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Mar 1910: A BAG OF FISH. PERJURY CHARGE FAILS.
    William Paternoster of Beaconsfield, storekeeper, was charged at the Criminal Court yesterday, before Mr Justice A'Beckett and a jury of 12 with having committed perjury at the Court of Petty Sessions at Berwick, on November 24 1909, when called upon to answer an information laid by Edward Vieusseux, sub-insptector of fisheries against the accused for having black fish in his possession during the close season.
    In his sworn evidence, given on that occasion the accused said that he was at the Cardinia Creek on the morning of November 14 last. When asked by Constable Hehir and Fisheries Inspector Vieusseux what he was doing he said he was fishing for eels and trout. He said that the bag full of fish found by Constable Hehir near him on the creek bank did not belong to him. To this latter statement by Paternoster the charge of perjury was assigned.
    Mr Woinarski prosecuted for the Crown, and the accused was defended by Mr. Maxwell (instructed by Mr G Macpherson).
    Jas Hehir, mounted constable at Berwick said that he saw Paternoster moving down in the creek with a fishing rod in his hand. Witness whistled and called up an inspector of fisheries named Vieusseux, who asked witness to look for the fishing bag. A bag was found three or four paces away, with a quantity of freshly caught black fish in it. It was the close season for black fish.
    To Mr Maxwell. —A good many people fish in the Cardinia Creek, in season and out of season.
    Edward Vieusseux, sub-inspector of fisheries, stated that when he saw the accused with the constable, said, "I'm sorry for this, Billy." Accused said, "No you're not, you're glad to catch me." Witness replied "Well, I am. I'm glad to catch any poacher." Constable Hehir found a bag containing 23 black fish and one native trout on the bank close by. Accused said he had caught no fish. At the first hearing the accused swore that the bag was not his, and that the fish were not his.
    William Paternoster said that when Hehir and Vieusseux came upon him he had no bag, as he had left his with a spade which he had used for digging bait, about 100 yards back from the river. He had never seen the bag produced in court until Hehir showed it to him.
    The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and the accused was discharged.9
  • 16 Dec 1916: OFFENCE AGAINST A GIRL. The trial of a middle aged man named William Paternoster, general storekeeper at Beaconsfield, on a charge of having committed a criminal offence against a girl 13 years of age, was concluded before Mr. Justice Hood in the Criminal Court yesterday. Mr. Woinarski K.C., prosecuted, and Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Dethridge (instructed by Messrs. Hedderwick, Fookes and Alton) appeared for the accused. The Crown case was that the offence took place on September 4, when the girl had gone to the store to purchase groceries, and it was alleged by her that acts of a similar nature had previously been committed by the accused. Paternoster denied the charge on oath. He said that in passing the girl he might have put his hand on her shoulder in a friendly way, but he did nothing further. His wife and son gave evidence on his behalf.
    Accused was found guilty on the minor count of indecent assault, and was remanded for sentence.10
  • 23 Dec 1916: PATERNOSTER'S PLIGHT. STOREKEEPER'S SECOND TRIAL. Criminal Carnality Charged. SARAH'S STORY OF SALACITY IN A SHOP.
    Repeated Offences Alleged—Negotiations for Settlement—"A Case of Blackmail," Says Paternoster—Contradictory Evidence—Accused Found Guilty of Indecent Assault—Sent to Gaol for a Year.
    In Criminal Court last week, before his Honor Mr. Justice Hood, William Paternoster, 52 years of age, a storekeeper at Beaconsfield, was presented for the second time on a charge of carnally knowing a girl named Sarah Elizabeth Torstenson, 14 years of age, at Beaconsfield on September 4, and alternatively with indecent assault.
    Prisoner was tried before his Honor Mr. Justice Cussen at the October sittings of the Criminal Court, on which oocasion the jury disagreed.
    Mr. C. J. Z. Woinarski, K.C., prosecuted for the Crown, and Mr. G. A. Maxwell and Mr. J. S. Dethridge (instructed by Messrs. Hedderwick, Fookes, and Alston) appeared for the defence.
    Dr Annie Bennett, a member of the staff of the Children's Hospital, detailed the results of her examinations of the child on September 12 and 17. These were consistent with the allegations of impropriety with a male person.
    Mr. Maxwell: -Might the conditions also have been produced any other manner? —Yes. Three or five years previously to your examination?—Yes; at any time during the child's lifetime.
    Sarah Elizabeth Torstenson, the girl in respect of whom the charge was laid, said that she went to prisoner's shop at Beaconsfield on the afternoon of'September 4. Prisoner was outside the shop, and his wife and servant were in the side garden. Witness asked for certain groceries required by Mrs. Hook, with whom she lived. Prisoner said, "Wait until the youngster goes," meaning his son, Leslie, who had just come from the station with the delivery cart. When Leslie had gone prisoner pushed her up against a counter and COMMITTED AN OFFENCE which she described in detail. Presently exclaiming, "Here comes someone," he released her, went behind the counter, gave her some lollies, and supplied her with the groceries she required. Whilst the youngster (Leslie Paternoster) was at the shop prisoner gave her twopence with which to buy lollies at Smith's, a lolly shop near by. She did not go but put the money back on the counter, and prisoner picked it up. When he gave her the lollies he told her not to let anybody see them. She put them into her basket when she left the shop and went to meet Hook. Seeing the lollies he asked where she got them from, and she told him Bill Paternoster had been interfering with her. Hook took her back to prisoner's shop, and, pointing to the lollies, inquired what was the meaning of them. Witness did not hear prisoner's reply. Prisoner and Hook went into the storeroom. In November, 1915, witness went to the store for groceries, and was told by prisoner to wait for a while, because his wife and another woman were going for a drive. Witness saw them leave, and then prisoner took her into a bedroom and told her not to be afraid, as there was nobody at home. He pushed her on to a bed, and, telling if not to call out, he committed a criminal assault. He gave her a bag of lollies before she left. That was the first occasion on which prisoner behaved improperly towards her. In December the offence was repeated in the storeroom attached to the shop. On that occasion also he told her there was NOBODY AT HOME. Another present of lollies followed, and she was dismissed with the direction not to let any of the Hooks see them. In February the offence was repeated in storeroom, and in May or June the same thing occured again in the same place. She never spoke of any of these acts until September 4, when Hook questioned her.
    Mr Maxwell: You knew those acts were wrong? Witness: Yes. If this man did these things to you from time to time why did you tell nobody?—He asked me not to, and I thought I would not unless it was found out. If it was found out I thought I would be compelled to tell. Did you know last year that men sometimes interfered with girls?—Yes ; I had heard other girls talking about it. Have you heard dirty talk from girls?—From some of them. I suppose you have heard them describe the not?—Yes. I have heard some of them at the Beaconsfield State school. Did you ever hear any girls say that boys had done this thing to them—did they mention any names?—No; they used to say friends of theirs. So you knew all about it?—Yes.
    Did these acts of the prisoner OCCUR IN THE DAYTIME, during business hours?—Yes. You merely told Hook that the prisoner had "interfered" with you?—Yes. He didn't ask what you meant, or how the prisoner had interfered with you?—No. Whom did you first tell what the prisoner did to you?—My father.
    When was that?—When he came up to see Mr Hook a week afterwards.
    [Long article see online on TROVE http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130164324] Sarah Elizabeth Torstenson11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Findmypast - Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Application 37,310.
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 515/ P1 item 67, record Page 315.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 3 Sep 1951, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205327721
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 16 Mar 1910, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10842117
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 16 Dec 1916, p20
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1630451
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Truth (Melbourne ed.) (Vic.), Sat 23 Dec 1916, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130164324
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Fanny Mahala Paternoster

F, #4650, b. 1869, d. 2 Jul 1923
Father*Simon Paternoster b. 13 May 1832, d. 5 Dec 1926
Mother*Eliza Harbrow b. 1847, d. 1935
Birth*1869 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #B8095.1 
Death*2 Jul 1923 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D9188 (Age 54) - as PATERNOSTER.2 
Death-Notice*4 Jul 1923PATERNOSTER.-On the 2nd July, at her parent's residence, 'Clapham," 39 Prospect Hill road, Camberwell, Fanny Mahala, dearly loved eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Paternoster (late of Berwick), aged 54 years.
At rest.
PATERNOSTER.—On the 2nd July, at "Clapham," Prospect Hill road, Camberwell, Fanny, dearlv loved sister of Will, Jack, George, Jennie (Mrs. L. E. Burns), Jim, Mat, and Aggie (Mrs. R. McDonnell), and dearly beloved aunt of Louis L. Burns.
In the midst, of life we are in death.
PATERNOSTER.—On the 2nd July, at "Clapham," Prospect Hill road, Camberwell, Fanny (Bene), the dearly loved and true friend of Flora (Mrs. McIntosh, 58 Medway street, Box Hill).
Dearest. After two years of suffering, God has granted her the rest and cure that on earth could not be found.
PATERNOSTER.-The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. SIMON PATERNOSTER are informed that the remains of their dearly loved daughter, Fanny Mahala, will be interred in the Box Hill Cemetery.
The funeral will leave their residence, "Clapham", 39 Prospect Hill road, Camberwell, THIS DAY (Wednesday, July 4), at 3 o'clock.
B. MATTHEWS PTY. LTD., Motor Funeral Service, South Yarra; and at Caulfield and Oakleigh.3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jul 1923: Personal. Miss Fanny Paternoster, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Paternoster (and sister of Mr. Matthew Paternoster, of Shepparton) died on Monday, aged 54 years, at “Clapham,” Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell. The deceased had been suffering for two years.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 4 Jul 1923, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2015559
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Shepparton Advertiser (Vic.), Thu 5 Jul 1923, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/179142136
Last Edited29 May 2022
 

NOTE

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Some individuals may be featured because members of their family were associated with the Upper Beaconsfield area, even though they themselves never lived here.