Matthew Walker

M, #4773, b. 1864, d. 12 Jan 1940
Note* Listed as owner 1916 through 1929 of 114 ac GEM-E-pt7 N33 - did not pay his rates. Listed in 1921 to 1927 as MATTHEWS Walter, no address. In 1921 changed from Walker M to Matthew W.
Some rate paid 1919. 
Probate (Will)* 313/884. X Civil Servant. Frankston.1 
Occupation* Clerk, librarian, messenger. 
Birth*1864 England. 
Land-UBeac*16 Jul 1907 GEM-E-7.8. Transfer from Edward Perry to Matthew Walker. 178a 1r 25p.2 
Marriage*1910 Spouse: Elizabeth Hannah Collings. VIC, Australia, #M7946.3
 
Land-Note*15 Aug 1917 GEM-E-7.8: Land excised for road - now 178a 0r 18p left - Two new titles issued C/T 4093-404 and C/T 4093-405.4 
Land-UBeac*15 Aug 1917 GEM-E-7.8 (part). Transfer from Matthew Walker to Shire of Berwick. 2a 2r 2p (Road through allotments 7 and 8.)5 
Land-UBeac*30 Mar 1920 GEM-E-7 (part). Transfer from Matthew Walker to King George. 19a 3r 27p (later known as GEM-E-7A.)6 
Land-UBeac*27 Feb 1925 GEM-E-8. Transfer from Matthew Walker to Gilbert Cecil Arthur 'Gilly' A'Beckett. 15a 3r 12p.7 
Death*12 Jan 1940 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D541 (Age 76) [par John WALKER & Mary NEWSAM].8 
Death-Notice*17 Jan 1940WALKER.—On the 12th January Matthew Walker dearly loved husband of Elizabeth, and devoted father of Nelle and Matt (of 17 William street Frankston) (Privately cremated January 15.)9 
Land-Note8 May 1941 GEM-E-7: Matthew Walker died on 12 Jan 1940. Probate of his will has been granted to Nelle Kathleen Broomby of Heywood Married Woman and Matthew John Walker of Frankston Labourer.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931William Stret, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired civil servant. With Elizabeth Hannah Walker.11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3365; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1106.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2752-256 - Matthew Walker of Wellington Street Box Hill Civil Servant.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2752-256 - No 51 Sec 480 Act 2686 - 2 new titles issued C/T 4093-404 and C/T 4093-405.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2752-256 - C/T 4093-405 - The President Councillors and Ratepayers of the Shire of Berwick.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4093-404 - His Majesty King George V.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4093-404 - Gilbert Arthur Cecil a'Beckett of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 4970-972.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jan 1940, p8.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4093-404 - Matthew Walker died on 12 Jan 1940. Probate of his will has been granted to Nelle Kathleen Broomby of Heywood Married Woman and Matthew John Walker of Frankston Labourer.
  11. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
Last Edited8 May 2018

Ebenezer Hunt

M, #4775, b. 1831, d. 5 Feb 1911
Probate (Will)* 119/203. Accountant. Caulfield      
Amount of debt and interest due to David Jones of King Street West Melbourne Merchant one of the Executors of the will of Evan Rowlands deceased and secured by Mortgage registered Number 137038 over land in the Parishes of Gembrook and Tarrawarra and by deposit of Crown Grant Volume 2971 folio 594159 of certain land at Gembrook £5800.15.2
Value of Gembrook Land £750.0.0
Value of Tarrawarra Land £101.0.0.1 
Birth*1831 London, England. 
Marriage*24 Feb 1860 Spouse: Mary McMichael. Pentridge, VIC, Australia, #M945.2
 
Marriage-Notice28 Feb 1860On the 24th inst., at Pentridge, Ebenezer, second son of John Atlee Hunt, of Harmondsworth, Middlesex, to Mary, eldest daughter of Robert McMichael, late of Glasgow.3 
Marriage-Notice*1 Mar 1860On the 24th inst., at Pentridge, by the Rev. Richard Hart, Ebenezer Hunt, second son of Mr John Atler Hunt, of London, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr Robert M'Michael, late of Glasgow.4 
Land-UBeac*c 1887 GEM-E-9. Transfer from Andrew Nelson to Ebenezer Hunt. 160a.5 
Land-UBeacb 14 Dec 1891He selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-9. 160a 0r 0p - Land File 11545/19.20
Selected by E. HUNT on 14 Dec 1891.6,7 
Land-Note7 Jul 1892 GEM-E-9.16.16A: Mortgagee: Evan Rowlands. This mortgage was valued at about £5800, but may have included other land. It was not discharged, but it appears that Hunt was allowed to stay on the land until his death.. Mortgagor was Ebenezer Hunt.8 
Land-UBeac*3 Dec 1903He selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-16.16A. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p) - Land File 1716/49.18 Crown grant to E. HUNT on 3 Dec 1903.9 
Land-UBeac*b 1911 GEM-E-9. Transfer from Ebenezer Hunt to Evan Rowlands. 160a.10 
Death*5 Feb 1911 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D884 (Age 80) [par John Atlee HUNT & Eliza PEWTRESS].11 
Land-Note*5 Feb 1911 GEM-E-16.16A: The land was secured by a £5800 mortgage from Evan Rowlands (David Jones is one of the Executors of Rowland's will), the land was valued £750.12 
Death-Notice*7 Feb 1911HUNT. -On the 5th February at Welbek, Malvern grove, Caulfield, late of Hawksburn, Ebenezer, dearly loved husband of Mary Hunt, aged 80 years. A colonist of 60 years. (Interred privately February 6.)13 
Land-UBeac*19 May 1911 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Ebenezer Hunt to Henry Edwin Dixon.14 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 31 May 1893, From E. Hunt, re deviation through his paddock at North Beaconsfield, and asking that the work be proceeded with at once.—On the motion of Crs Goff and Brisbane, Crs Sykes and Brisbane to arrange with Mr Hunt re this matter.15
  • 26 Jul 1894, WILL OF THE LATE MR. EVAN ROWLANDS. ESTATE IN VICTORIA, £87,000.
    The will, dated March 16, 1894, of Evan Rowlands, lately carrying on business as aerated water manufacturer at Melbourne, Ballarat, and Sydney, and who died in Sydney on June 5, has been lodged for probate. The estate in Victoria is valued at £87,000, consisting of £52,500 realty and £34,500 personalty. The testator leaves to his niece, Elizabeth Jones, daughter of the late Captain John Jones, an annuity of £800 and the free use for life of his late residence, Stokesay, Gipps street, East Melbourne, together with the furniture and effects, carriages, horses, &c; to his brother, Hugh Rowlands, of Corres, North Wales, an annuity ot £100, and the free use for life ot the dwellinghouse now occupied by him at Corres, the house at his death to become the absolute property of his two daughters; to his sister, Ann Thomas, of Corres, an annuity of £50; to his sister, Catherine Jones, of Corres, an annuity of £50, and the free use for life of a house, which at her death is to become the property of her grandson, Evan Rowlands Pritchard ; to John M. Roberts, bookkeeper in the Melbourne business, £200, to Alban Atwood, accountant in the Sydney business, £200. The residuary estate is left in trust to his nephew, David Jones, Griffith Griffith (manager of the Sydney business), and Dr. D. Egryn Jones, of Melbourne, upon trust to divide it into 48 equal shares, and to pay 15 to his said nephew, David Jones , 10 to his niece, Gwen Griffith, wife of Griffith Griffith ; one to his nephew, John Jones ; four to Dr. D Egryn Jones, son of John Jones ; one each to Mary Williams, Catherine Jones, and John Jones, children of John Jones, four to Hope Jones, son of David Jones, formerly of the Criterion-house, Ballarat , one to Richard Jones, son of Ellen Jones , one each to Evan Rowlands, Thomas and Ann Ellis, children ot his sister, Ann Thomas, one each to Gwen and Evan Rowlands, children of his brother, Edward Rowlands ; one each to Hugh, Ann, and Elizabeth Rowlands, children of Hugh Rowlands ; one to Catherine Richard Jones, daughter of Richard Jones, one to May Jones, daughter of Thomas Jones, and one share to be equally divided between the Ballarat District Hospital, the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum, the Ballarat Orphan Asylum, the Old Colonists' Association, and the Cambrian Society, Melbourne. The trustees are empowered, at their discretion, to carry on the testator's business for the benefit of the estate, and to engage his nephew (David Jones) as general manager for 10 years, at a salary of £1,000 per annum.16

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 193; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 459.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Feb 1860, p4.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Star (Ballarat), 1 Mar 1860, p2.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - Ebenezer HUNT takes out crown grant 14 Dec 1891.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 11545/19.20.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - Ebenezer Hunt of Melbourne Accountant.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - Mortgage No 137038 - this mortgage was not discharged.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Ebenezer Hunt of 118 Williams Road Prahran Accountant and Auditor.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - The property was sold after Evan Rowlands' and Ebenezer Hunt's deaths by the executors of Rowlands' probate.
  11. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Ebenezer Hunt died the 5th day of February 1911. Letters of Administration were granted to David Jones of King Street West Melbourne Merchant.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Feb 1911, p1.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - David Jones to Henry Edwin Dixon of No 64 Kerferd Road Albert Park.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 31 May 1893, p3.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Jul 1894, p6.
Last Edited30 Jan 2017

Rowland Pither

M, #4777, b. Jun 1875, d. Dec 1880
Father*Peter Pither b. Dec 1840, d. 10 Apr 1912
Mother*Eliza Ann Ferriday b. 1846, d. 18 May 1912
Birth*Jun 1875 Runcorn, Cheshire, England, Jun Q [Runcorn] 8a 209.1 
Death*Dec 1880 Northwich, Cheshire, England, Dec Q [Northwich] (Age 5) 8a 161 - died of diphteria within 10 days of his brother.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S71] "Email from Carolyn Turner."
Last Edited10 Aug 2017

Edward Perry

M, #4778, b. 1821, d. 12 Jul 1909
Birth*1821 
Marriage* Spouse: Sarah Jane Brasington.1
 
Widower11 Nov 1891Edward Perry became a widower upon the death of his wife Sarah Jane Brasington.1 
Land-UBeac*25 Mar 1899 GEM-E-7.8. Transfer from Thomas Coff to Edward Perry. 178a 1r 25p.2,3 
Land-UBeac*16 Jul 1907 GEM-E-7.8. Transfer from Edward Perry to Matthew Walker. 178a 1r 25p.4 
Death*12 Jul 1909 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D8064 (Age 88) [par unknown].5 
Death-Notice*13 Jul 1909PERRY -On the 12th July, at his residence, South road, Moorabbin, Edward William Perry, the dearly beloved father of Edward, Walter, George, and Mrs. Sidney Clayton, in his 88th year. A colonist of 60 years. At rest.6 

Grave

  • 153/154*EM*O Pioneer, Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, V*: Sacred / to the memory of / Sarah Jane PERRY / who departed this life / on Novr 8th 1891 / aged 72 years. / also / Edward William / husband of above, / who died July 12th 1909, / aged 87 and 11 months. / also / William Edward / son of the above / died 24th 9 - 1933, aged 88 years. / at rest. / also / George Lemuel / son of above / died 10th Feb. 1945, aged 85 years.7

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 11580/19.20 (VPRS 626 Unit 1724 File 11580) - viewed by Charles Wilson
    It appears that when the road was put through the allotment, it was divided as GEM-E-7 (163a 0r 13p) and GEM-E-8 (15a 1r 12p).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2752-256 - Edward Perry of South Road South Brighton Gentleman.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2752-256 - Matthew Walker of Wellington Street Box Hill Civil Servant.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Jul 1909, p1.
  7. [S49] Index of burials in the cemetery of Cheltenham,.
Last Edited24 Sep 2016

Joseph Hartley French

M, #4782, b. 13 Jan 1836, d. 7 Jul 1917
Father*John Joseph French b. 1796, d. 22 Sep 1889
Mother*Isabella Pilkington b. 1801, d. 1861
Birth*13 Jan 1836 Woolwich, Kent, England, Baptism 5 Jun 1836 at Salem Chapel, Powis Street-Independent, Woolwich, Kent.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel20 Dec 1852 Sailing with John Joseph French, Isabella French, Frederick William P French to Port Philip, VIC, Australia. Ship Hyderabad
Age 16.3 
Marriage*9 Feb 1864 Spouse: Sarah Palmer. Kew Congregational Church, Kew, VIC, Australia, #M958.4
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Feb 1864FRENCH--PALMER.--On the 9th inst., at Kew Congregational Church, by the Rev. J D. Davies, Joseph H. French, to Sarah, daughter of Mr. W. S. Palmer, Stepney, London. No cards.5 
Land-UBeac*7 Nov 1877Joseph Hartley French selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-32. 19a 3r 5p - 318/49. Crown Grant to J. H. FRENCH on 7 Jan 1879 (Brisbane Agent). Improvements 50 chains fencing £56.5 ; Clearing £70 ; Ringing trees £8 ; Seed £20 ; Plantation £35 = total £189.5.6,7 
(Witness) Land-Note30 Mar 1879 GEM-D-1A / PAK-60: Memo No 788. On the 30th day of March 1879 Joseph Hartley French of No 67 Flinders Street West Melbourne Merchant and Henry Butler of No 31 Flinders Street East Melbourne Warehouseman were appointed Trustees of the Estate of William Brisbane of Beaconsfield Contractor. Dated the 7th day of December 1880.8 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeaca 30 Mar 1879 GEM-D-1A / PAK-60. Transfer from William Brisbane to Henry Butler Joseph Hartley French. Owners as trustees of the insolvent estate.9 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeacb 7 Dec 1880 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 1). Transfer from Henry Butler Joseph Hartley French to James Oliver Walford. Beaconsfield House. The purchase would have been initiated before 28 Oct 1880.10 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeaca 7 Dec 1880 GEM-D-1A / PAK-60 l/p 1137. Transfer from Henry Butler to Rev George William Torrance Joseph Hartley French. Balance.11 
Land-UBeac*3 Oct 1882 PAK-64. Transfer from William Brisbane to Joseph Hartley French Henry Butler. Memo No 984. On the 15th day of March 1879 Joseph Hartley French of Melbourne Merchant and Henry Butler of the same place warehouseman were appointed trustees of the estate of William Brisbane of Beaconsfield Contractor. Dated the 3rd day of October 1882.12 
Land-UBeac*3 Oct 1882 PAK-64. Transfer from Joseph Hartley French Henry Butler to The Bank of Victoria. 20a more or less.13 
Land-UBeac*29 Jun 1888 GEM-C-32. Transfer from Joseph Hartley French to Charles Robert Ogilvie Stewart. 19a 3r 5p.14 
Widower29 Mar 1913Joseph Hartley French became a widower upon the death of his wife Sarah Palmer.15 
Death*7 Jul 1917 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D7904 (Age 81) [par John Joseph FRENCH & Isabella BERESFORD].1 
Death-Notice*9 Jul 1917FRENCH. On Saturday, July 7, Joseph Hartley French of Kew, aged 81 years, loved father of Mrs Francis R Barlow and Mrs H C Roberts.
FRENCH -Friends desirous of attending the funeral of the late Mr. J. H. FRENCH, of Kew, are asked to meet at the gates of the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, at 10.30 a.m. THIS DAY (Monday, July 9).16 

Grave

  • IND B 0224A, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia17

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Feb 1879, GEM-C-32, License 318/49 cancelled because land sold18
  • 11 Sep 1880, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. At the Rooms, 32 Collins street West. BEACONSFIELD. A Few Miles from the Beaconsfield Railway Station.
    Sale by Public Auction of that Charming Mountain Property known as BEACONSFIELD-HOUSE, And 40 Acres of Freehold Land. By Order of the Mortgagees.
    For Positive and Absolute Disposal.
    To Wind Up Various Interests.
    ALFRED BLISS has been favoured with instruction from the mortgagees to SUBMIT to PUBLIC COMPETITION, at the rooms, 32 Collins street west, on Monday, September 20, at twelve o'clock,
    Freehold land, consisting of 40 acres, on which is erected that well and newly built weather-board property known as
    BEACONSFIELD-HOUSE, Containing Drawingroom, diningroom (20x30), three sitting rooms, wide passage, nine large double bed-rooms, five single bedrooms, small pantry, large pantry (15 x 13), four large rooms, kitchen fitted with large range and oven, storeroom, and five stall stable ; verandah in front laid down with coloured tiles, balcony at back.
    A post and telegraph office is attached to the premises. There is also a flagstaff in front about 60ft. in height. Two and a half acres of the land is well planted as a flower garden and shrubbery.
    The BUILDING is most complete, in excellent repair, and has extensive accommodation for hotel purposes, to which a licence could be obtained without any difficulty.
    The VIEW from the premises is truly grand—Port Phillip Heads, Westernport Bay, the Bau Bau Ranges, Mount Macedon, State Forest, Black Spur, Mount Juliet, and other beautiful distant ranges, and intervening country.
    The ATMOSPHERE is proclaimed by the faculty to be of the most invigorating and salubrious character ; indeed, it is declared by all who have visited this mountainous country that it eclipses any other district for pure air and beautiful distant and surrounding scenery.
    Mr. Brisbane, the late proprietor, expended a large sum of money to erect and perfect this property, and the auctioneer strongly urges anyone with a moderate capital that has a taste for a private mountain hotel and boarding establishment, to inspect and embark in a business that must eventually produce a certain competency.
    Invalids and inland visitors would certainly extensively patronise to recruit when the establishment is open for reception.
    Title perfect and guaranteed. For particulars of which apply to Messrs. Vaughan and Derham, solicitors, Chancery-lane.
    Terms-One-fifth cash, balance 6, 12, 18, 21, 30, and 36 months, bearing 7 per cent. Interest, or cash, if preferred.
    N.B.-The premises are at present furnished with every requisite to carry on an hotel or boardinghouse business, and the purchaser of the property can take the whole at a valuation.19

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Feb 1864, p4.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3826     318/49 JOSEPH HARTLEY FRENCH PAKENHAM 32 C 19--3--5
    Merchant of 67 Flinders Street West, Melbourne.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1100-912 - John Hartley French of Melbourne.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 881-116 - Memo No 788. On the 30th day of March 1879 Joseph Hartley French of No 67 Flinders Street West Melbourne Merchant and Henry Butler of No 31 Flinders Street East Melbourne Warehouseman were appointed Trustees of the Estate of William Brisbane of Beaconsfield Contractor.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 881-116 - Owners as trustees of the insolvent estate.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 881-116 - Sold by trustees of the insolvent estate to James Walford - C/T 1219-777 This land is discharged from the outstanding mortgages No 21052, 25399, 26224. The title was issued on 7 Dec 1880, but the sale would have taken place earlier.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 881-116 - Transferred to mortgage George William Torrance.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1044-721 - Memo No 984. On the 15th day of March 1879 Joseph Hartley French of Melbourne Merchant and Henry Butler of the same place warehouseman were appointed trustees of the estate of William Brisbane of Beaconsfield Contractor. Dated the 3rd day of October 1882.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1044-721 - The Bank of Victoria - C/T 1403-542.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1100-912 - Charles Robert Ogilvie Stewart of Were Road Brighton Clerk.
  15. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jul 1917, p1.
  17. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  18. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "14 Feb 1879, p371."
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Sep 1880, p3 & 6 Oct 1880, p8.
Last Edited29 Jan 2019

Alfred Francis Bramley

M, #4787, b. 9 Mar 1911, d. 11 Mar 1995
Birth*9 Mar 1911 Hurstville, NSW, Australia, #B8211/1912 [par Alfred BRAMLEY & Augusta MILLER] Reg. Paddington.1,2 
Marriage* Spouse: Sarah Eliza Beattie.
 
Military*7 Oct 1942Enlisted for military service: Blacktown, NSW, Australia, Australian Army - VX113906 (V285600) Locality on Enlistment CRANBOURNE, VIC. Next of Kin. BRAMLEY, SARAH. Date of Discharge 3 Mar 1944 - Private. Posting at Discharge 1 AUST INF TPS WKSHOP.1 
Marriage*1954 Spouse: Lynette O'Keeffe. VIC, Australia, #M1212.3
 
Land-UBeac*11 Feb 1958 GEM-D-73 l/p 26096 (Lot 2), 129 Lewis Road. Transfer from Arthur Mitchell Leslie Thomas Fox to Alfred Francis Bramley. 1a.4 
Land-UBeac*26 Sep 1960 GEM-D-73 l/p 26096 (Lot 2), 129 Lewis Road. Transfer from Alfred Francis Bramley to William George Stockley Dorothy Rosabel Stockley. 1a.5 
Death*11 Mar 1995 VIC, Australia.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1936 - 1937Barjarg, Mansfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.7,8
1942Hastings Road, Cranbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Sarah Eliza Bramley.9
1949Stanley Road, Devon Meadows, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.10
bt 1949 - 1954St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Sarah Eliza Bramley.11,12
bt 1963 - 1968St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.13
bt 1972 - 1977Railway Parade, Menzies Creek, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.14,15

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Nov 1937, Divorce Petitions Granted Before Mr Justice Macfarlan in the First Civil Court yesterday ... William James Hoffmann aged 48 years, of Gilderoy, labourer, from Sarah Eliza Hoffmann, aged 37 years, of Stoney Creek, on the ground of misconduct. Costs were awarded against Alfred Bramley of Stoney Creek, labourer, who was joined as co-respondent. The parties were married at South Melbourne on April 14, 1921; there is one child.17
  • 6 Jun 1938, SIX MONTHS FOR DUMPING TRUCK
    At the Sale General Sessions on Thursday, before His Honor Judge Foster, Alfred Francis Bramley was charged with having at Jumbuk on 7th May unlawfully and maliciously damaged a motor truck the property of Universal Guarantee Pty. Ltd., Co. In this case the Crown alleged that the accused Bramley had a motor truck which was insured for £150. He had tried to get the truck up to a certain spot on the Jumbuk road, but being unable to do so, he had on the 7th of May got two men named Dan Fisher and Frank James to tow the truck up to the place. He then dumped the truck over an embankment and set fire to it. On the 10th of May Bramley made a claim for the insurance on the truck. The accused pleaded guilty to the charge. Mr. H. H. Montefiore, of Yarram, who appeared for accused in appealing for leniency said accused was a married man with an adopted child. Any punishment that would be inflicted upon him would cause more suffering to his wife than to himself. His Honor: It always does in such cases. Continuing, Mr. Montefiore said accused was being pressed for payment of arrears on the truck and thinking it would be a way out of the difficulty he had decided on the spur of the mo ment in order to retain his equity in the truck to dump it. There had been a lot of publicity attached to the case which should have a deterrent effect on other people. If given a chance ac cused would pay some of the instal ments due on the truck. His Honor said he felt sorry for ac cused's wife, but the law made no pro vision for the wife in such cases. On the other hand the dumping of the truck had been deliberately planned and the Crown alleged it had been carried out with the assistance of two other men. He could not find any redeeming feature in the case and accused would he sentenced to six months imprisonment.
    ALLEGED ACCOMPLICES Dan Fisher and Frank James were charged that in company with Alfred Francis Bramley they unlawfully and maliciously damaged a truck the property of Universal Guarantee Pty. Co. Ltd. Mr. E. H. E. Barber appeared for both the accused who pleaded not guilty. In outlining the case for the Crown Mr. M. Cussen said Bramley was buying the truck on the hire purchase system and at the time of the offence he owed £121 to the company. Bramley was in financial difficulties and he set fire to the truck hoping to collect the insurance. The accused men, James and Fisher were accessories before the fact. If they did not assist in dumping the truck and setting fire to it they helped Bramley to carry out the work and were equally guilty with him. They admitted to the police that they knew Bramley was going to dump the truck in order to collect the insurance. Edward Hall, Secretary of Universal Guarantee Pty. Ltd. Coy. gave evidence to the effect that his company had sold Alfred Francis Bramley, of Stoney Creek, a Chevrolet motor truck No. 35366, under hire purchase agreement. Certain instalments had been met, and when the remaining instalments were paid, Bramley would become the owner of the truck. At the present time Bramley owed £121 8 10 on the truck. He knew the truck had been insured for £150 with the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce Insurance Coy. Accused had no authority to burn or destroy the truck. George H. Carman, assessor, of Caulfield, deposed: I remember the 16th May. Acting under instructions from the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce Insurance Company, I went to a spot on the Jumbuk road, beyond Yinnar. When I arrived there I found a Chevrolet truck registered No. 35366, and engine No. 2346165, about 50 feet down bank, off the road. The truck was partly destroyed by fire. I examined the track of truck down through ferns and could trace the tyre tracks back from the edge of the bank across and down the road to where it had started to turn towards the bank for about 20 feet. Damage to the truck was aboutt £80. I asked Bramley if he was the driver of the truck and he said he was. I asked him if he was driving it near Church's lane on the Jumbuk road and he said he was trying to tow his Chevrolet truck up the hill with it, but as he could not manage it by himself he left it on the side of the road. I asked him if the green truck was taken there on Saturday, 7th May and he said, "Yes. I had it to tow truck up the hill." I asked him who was with him at the time and he said a man named James, of Yarram. He said James drove the Fargo truck whilst he steered the Chevrolet. First-Constable Pearce, stationed at Boolarra, deposed: On 16th May, in company with Constable Davis, Carman and Bramley, I went to a spot on Jumbuk road about six miles from Yinnar, where accused Bramley indicated to us where a truck he had been driving on the night of 7th May had caught fire and gone over the embankment saw a Chevrolet truck No. 35366 resting on a log about 40 yards a below the road. Examined the truck and found two tyres from near side wheels were missing. On off side of wheels of truck were two very old worn out tyres. The cabin and engine wiring of truck had been burnt. From my observations and position of truck I questioned the accused Bramley who at first denied that he had dumped the truck and set fire to it. After further questioning Bramley said. "All right, I will tell the truth. I did burn the truck. I tried to do it on Friday night. I went down to get the truck, and was going to burn it then, but I could not manage it on my own. On the Saturday night I got two men Dan Fisher and Frank James to help me. With their truck they towed my truck up to the Jumbuk road from where it was standing in Church's lane. When we got to the Jumbuk road I unhooked the tow chain and drove my truck up under its own power behind them to the spot where I intended to put it over the bank. Fisher and James waited at their truck while I set fire to my truck and put it over the bank." Bramley also said. "I got a piece of rag, wrapped it around a stick, dipped it in petrol, lit it and then put it on the floor under the dust board. Then put the truck in second gear, steered it over the bank and jumped out." I was present at the Morwell Police Station when accused Fisher was questioned by Detective Webb and Constable Davis. Detective Webb said to Fisher: On night of 7th May, a truck owned by Mr. Bramley was burnt on the Jumbuk road and it is alleged that you were present at the time. Fisher said. "I was in a truck in front. We missed Bramley and on going back found him stand ing on the road and the truck down over the bank." Detective Webb: "You knew Bramley was going to put the truck over and went with him to tow it up." Fisher replied. "I didn't have anything to do with it. I didn't put a hand on it." Detective Webb said, "But you knew when you went down there what Bramley was going to do? You knew he was in financial difficulties and was going to put the truck over the bank?" Fisher said. "'Yes I knew that. Bramley told us that he knew a good place up the road and he was going to dump the truck over." Detective, Webb said "When did Bramley first tell you that he was going to put the truck over?" Fisher replied. "When we were coming home from a football match at Sale he told us when we were at Church's lane near the truck. We took Bramley home to Jumbuk and afterwards the three of us returned to where the truck was. Bramley put water in the radiator of truck and set it going. James drove the Fargo and we towed Branmley's truck up to the Jumbuk road where Bramley undid the tow chain and drove the truck up the road behind us to the spot where he was going to put it over. We wait ed beside the Fargo truck until Bram ley put his truck over the bank. We then walked back and stood on the road and watched Bramley set fire to his truck. Later that day I was at Willung with Detective Webb and Mr. Carman when accused Frank James was interviewed. Detective Webb re later the story as told to us by Bramley and Fisher in the presence of Bramley and James said, "I knew that Bramley was going to dump the truck. He told me on the Friday night that he intended to do it but could not manage it. I went with him and Fisher in the Fargo truck on the Saturday night to where the truck was in Church's lane. I drove the Fargo truck and towed Bramley in the Chevrolet truck, but did not want to have any thing to do with it as I did not like the idea. In reply to Mr. Montefiore witness said he interviewed Fisher for about a quarter of an hour. He said he took no actual part in the disposal of the truck but knew what was going to happen. The police did not try to get a written statement from him as they had got one the night before which was incorrect. Detective Webb questioned James on his own. He may have said: I don't want anything to do with it. In the presence of the two accused. Bramley said they took no part. I destroyed the truck on my own. Detective Webb corroborated the evidence of Constable Pearce. He said to Fisher: If you didn't want to be in it why did you not remain at Bramley's home? He replied: I did not like to be in the house with another man's wife. He said Bramley told him he was going to dump the truck. In an interview with James at Willung he said it had been arranged to dump the truck. Fisher said if he had known there was going to be trouble he would have kept out of it. James said he knew Bramley was going to claim insurance on the truck. Dan Fisher, one of the accused, on oath, said he had only known Bram ley five or six weeks. He was prac tically a stranger to him. About four miles from Bramley's house. Bramley pulled up the truck they were riding in and said his truck was about half a mile down the road and he was going to take it home that night. He said: I'll have to go home and get some water for the radiator. They drove to Bramley's home and got the water and towed Bramley's truck up a hill. He and James then went on in their truck and after going some dis tance they waited for Bramley. As he did not come they went back to see why he was delayed and found him on the road and the truck was over the cliff Ion fire. He didn't know that Bramley was going to dump the truck. On May 16 he was questioned by Constable Pearce and he denied having had any thing to do with the truck. The next day he was further questioned by the police and he refused to make a state ment. Detective Webb said he would put him in the lock up and go and get James. He had no interest in the truck and did not know Bramley was in financial difficulties. To Mr. Cussen: I had no idea Bramley was going to dump the truck. I thought he was going to take it home. I was astonished to see the truck on fire. James asked Bramley what hap pened to the truck and he replied he did not know. Bramley wanted me to go down the bank but I wouldn't in case the petrol tank burst. Bramley said the truck burst into flames before it went over the embankment. Frank James swore that the evid ence of Fisher was true. I did not tell the police that I knew Bramley was going to dump the truck. I only knew Branmley for about six weeks. To Mr. Cussen: The evidence of the police is not true. I didn't know the truck was insured. Mr. Carman, recalled, by Mr. Cussen, said both the accused made the admissions to the police that they knew Bramley was going to dump the truck. In the course of questioning the accused the police acted properly and the accused were well treated by them. In the course of his address to the jury His honor said if the accused pulled Bramley's truck up the hill with the knowledge that he was going to dump it they were as guilty as Bramley. The police and Carman swore that they made admissions which implicated them. For the defence it was stated that Bramley was a comparative stranger to them and it was hardly likely that they would help him for friendship. The second point raised was that they got a tin of water from Bramley's home which induced them to infer he was going to drive car home. On the one hand they had the evidence of two police officers and that of an independent wit ness and on the other hand the evidence of two interested persons. It was for the jury to say whom they believed. After a short, retirement the jury brought in a verdict of not guilty in each case.18

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "parents marriage: 14393/1911 BRAMLEY      ALFRED C MILLER AUGUSTA E RANDWICK."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7421-148 - C/T 8181-648 - Alfred Bramley of Upper Beaconsfield Labourer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8181-648 - William George Stockley Gentleman and Dorothy Rosabel Stockley Married Woman both of "Narooma" 1 Cowderoy Street St Kilda - joint proprietors.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Remains Collected.
  7. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936 "Charles Edward BRAMLEY at Tolmie, grazier."
  8. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937 "Charles Edward BRAMLEY at Tolmie, grazier."
  9. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  10. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "from Clayton March 1951."
  12. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  13. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  14. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  15. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  16. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 18 Nov 1937, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11125429
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times, 6 Jun 1938, p2.
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Charles Leslie Constable

M, #4789, b. 18 Dec 1907, d. 1979
Birth*18 Dec 1907 Stanley, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1934 Spouse: Elsie Margaret Stuart. VIC, Australia, #M6817.2
 
Military*22 Jun 1942Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force No 58014 - Discharge 5 Dec 1945 Leading Aircraftman 80 SQUADRON.3 
Land-UBeac*12 Aug 1953 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks John George Lewis to Charles Leslie Constable Clifford Roydon Shugg. Land used for the Mission Hall.4 
Land-UBeac*21 Sep 1959 GEM-D-14 (part). Transfer from Frederick James Sulman to Charles Leslie Constable. 7a 2r 23 2/10p (western part of block.)5 
Land-Note*20 Aug 1968 GEM-D-14 (part) l/p 81925: subdivided into lots 1 to 6 - l/p 81925.6 
Land-UBeac*2 May 1969 GEM-D-14 l/p 81925 (Lot 1), 80 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Charles Leslie Constable to Noel John Harvey.7 
Land-Note15 May 1972 GEM-D-14 l/p 81925 (Lot 6): l/p 94376 subdivided into lots 1 to 4.8 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac28 Jun 1972 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from Clifford Roydon Shugg Charles Leslie Constable to Methodist Church (Victoria) Property Trust. Land used for the Mission Hall.9 
Land-UBeac*31 Jul 1972 GEM-D-14 l/p 81925 (Lot 5), 88 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Charles Leslie Constable to Barry William Smith.10 
Death*1979 Fern, VIC, Australia, #D15488 (Age 71) [par Percival Syl CONSTABLE & Jane Isabel JOHNSTONE].11 

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      CONSTABLE, CHARLES LESLIE
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      58014
    Date of Birth      18 Dec 1907
    Place of Birth      STANLEY, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      22 Jun 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      PAKENHAM EAST
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      CONSTABLE, ELSIE
    Date of Discharge      5 Dec 1945
    Rank      Leading Aircraftman
    Posting at Discharge      80 SQUADRON
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3263-560 - John Thomas Shanks, and John George Lewis to Charles Leslie Constable of Pakenham East Agent, Albert Joseph Whiteley Farmer, and Clifford Royden Shugg Public Servant both of Pakenham - C/T 7947-089.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5997-316 - Frederick James Sulman to Charles Leslie Constable of Henry Street Pakenham Selling Agent.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5997-316 Lots one to six C/T 8736-630 to 635.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8736-630 - Noel Harvey Garage Proprietor and Marlene Harvey Married Woman both of Salisbury Road Beaconsfield Upper - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8736-635 - subdivided into lots 1 to 4 C/T 8925-239 to 242.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7947-089 - Charles Leslie Constable, Albert Joseph Whiteley, and Clifford Royden Shugg to Methodist Church (Victoria) Property Trust of 130 Little Collins Street Melbourne.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8736-634 - Barry William Smith Joiner and Helen Rosemary Smith Married Woman both of Henry Road Pakenham - joint proprietors.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited7 Feb 2016
 

NOTE

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