Joan Angwin

F, #4921, b. 1937, d. 1937
Father*Benjamin William Angwin b. 21 Apr 1897, d. 22 Oct 1952
Mother*Alma Nora Grant b. 1901, d. 24 Sep 1981
Death*1937 Drouin, VIC, Australia, #D14191 (Age -.)1 
Birth*1937 Drouin, VIC, Australia.1 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited14 Mar 2019

Benjamin Leslie Angwin

M, #4922, b. 10 May 1932, d. 12 Jan 1967
Father*Benjamin William Angwin b. 21 Apr 1897, d. 22 Oct 1952
Mother*Alma Nora Grant b. 1901, d. 24 Sep 1981
Probate (Will)* 660/931. Benjame Leslie ANGWIN Date of grant: 15 Sep 1967; Date of death: 11 Jan 1967; Occupation: Motor Mechanic; Residence: Moe.1 
Birth*10 May 19322 
Education*10 Jul 1944 At UB State School 10 Jul 1944 - 7 Dec 1944. Father B W Angwin, Theological Student, previously at Echuca (to 26 Jun 1944) Left for S S Bunyip.3 
Marriage*1954 Spouse: Hazel May Smith. VIC, Australia, #M7604.4
 
Death*12 Jan 1967 Yallourn, VIC, Australia, #D5709 (Age 34.)2 
Inquest16 Mar 1967Inquest held 1967/381 Cause of death: Accident hit by machine.5 

Grave

  • Bunyip Cemetery, Bunyip, VIC, Australia

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P4 unit 4184, item 660/931
    VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 711, item 660/931.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: Pupil No 88.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
Last Edited14 Mar 2019

Matilda Hayley

F, #4924, b. 1815, d. 8 Aug 1879
Father*Edward Hayley b. 4 Dec 1779, d. Jun 1820
Mother*Ann Abbott d. 26 Jan 1853
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Married NameA'Beckett. 
Birth*1815 Baptism 29 Aug 1815 (C03721-1.)1 
Marriage*30 Sep 1849 Spouse: Sir William A'Beckett. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Oct 1849MARRIED. On Tuesday, the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. D. Newham, Minister of St. Peter's, Melbourne, His Honor Mr. Justice a'Beckett, to Miss Matilda Hayley.2 
Widow27 Jul 1869Matilda Hayley became a widow upon the death of her husband Sir William A'Beckett.3 
Death*8 Aug 1879 Kensington, London, England. 
Death-Notice*3 Oct 1879A'BECKETT.—On the 8th August, at Kensington, Matilda, widow of Sir William A'Beckett, aged 64.4 

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 31 Oct 1849, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4772298
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, "Pastoralists, Politicians and Professionals" pvcow.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Oct 1879, p1.
Last Edited20 Jul 2018

Reginald Broadhurst A'Beckett

M, #4925, b. 1840, d. 15 Aug 1900
Father*Sir William A'Beckett b. 28 Jul 1806, d. 27 Jul 1869
Mother*Emily Haley b. 2 Mar 1810, d. 1 Jun 1841
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*1840 Australia #BV18401972 24A/1840.1 
Marriage*23 Dec 1876 Spouse: Selina Rosetta 'Lena' Gilbert. Christ Church, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M3949.2
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Dec 1876A'BECKETT - GILBERT.-On the 23rd inst, at Christ Church, South Yarra, by the Rev. J. Lacy Winn, Reginald Broadhurst, late Lieutenant H. M. 1st Battalion 7th Royal Fusiliers, and youngest son of the late Sir William A'Beckett, first Chief Justice of Victoria, to Lena Rosetta, youngest daughter of the late William Gilbert, Esq, of Mount Esk, Tasmania. No cards.3 
Widower1897Reginald Broadhurst A'Beckett became a widower upon the death of his wife Selina Rosetta 'Lena' Gilbert.4 
Death*15 Aug 1900 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D8122 (age 60.)4 

Family

Selina Rosetta 'Lena' Gilbert b. 1853, d. 1897
Child 1.Gerald Gilbert A'Beckett b. 1879

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Aug 1900, A'BECKETT - On the 15th August, at Brighton, in his 61st year, Reginald Broadhurst, formerly lieutenant 7th Royal Fusiliers, youngest son of late Sir William A'Beckett.5

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Dec 1876, p1.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Aug 1900, p1.
Last Edited20 Jul 2018

Malwyn A'Beckett

M, #4926, b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Father*Sir William A'Beckett b. 28 Jul 1806, d. 27 Jul 1869
Mother*Emily Haley b. 2 Mar 1810, d. 1 Jun 1841
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*24 Oct 1834 St Paul, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England, Baptism 24 Oct 1834.1 
Marriage*20 Sep 1865 Spouse: Affra Ann Robinson. Unitarian Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3368.2
 
Marriage-Notice*22 Sep 1865A'BECKETT-ROBINSON. -On the 20th inst., at the Unitarian Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. H. Higginson, Malwyn A'Beckett, solicitor, Melbourne, second son of Sir William A'Beckett, late Chief Justice of Victoria to Affra Ann, second daughter of Mrs. Robinson, of Hillsley, Harkaway.3 
Land-Berwick11 Nov 1886 BER-25 (part) and BER-24 (part). Transfer from The Planet Permanent Building Society to Malwyn A'Beckett. Manuka Park - containing 21a 1r 25p.4 
Land-Note*9 Jun 1892 BER-23 and BER-24 (part): 58a 1r 14p. Malwyn A'Beckett is registered as proprietor as executor, dated 19 Feb 1895. On the same day Malwyn A'Beckett takes out a mortgage with the Commercial Bank of Australia, which he must have defaulted on, as the bank is described as proprietors in the following year.5 
Land-Note*Nov 1901 BER-25 (part) and BER-24 (part): Annie HEDRICK and her sister Barbara Amy must have been tenants of Manuka Park then owned by Malwyn A'Beckett, as their names are not listed on the title.6 
Land-Berwick8 Mar 1904 BER-25 (part) and BER-24 (part). Transfer from Malwyn A'Beckett to Georgiana Sarah Walker. Manuka Park - containing 21a 1r 25p.7 
Death*25 Jun 1906 Sale, VIC, Australia, #D7033E (age 71.)8 
Death-Notice*28 Jun 1906A'BECKETT.—On the 25th June, 1906, at Sale, Malwyn a'Beckett, aged 71 years.9 

Family

Affra Ann Robinson b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
Children 1.Albert Reginald A'Beckett b. 30 Aug 1866, d. 1925
 2.Emily Matilda A'Beckett b. 23 Dec 1867, d. 1953
 3.Alfred Howard A'Beckett b. 9 Jun 1869, d. 1950
 4.Malwyn Hayley A'Beckett b. 4 Jan 1872, d. 1959
 5.Florance Affra A'Beckett b. 29 Dec 1873, d. 1944
 6.Mabel Emma A'Beckett b. 18 Sep 1875, d. 1905
 7.Marion Ethel A'Beckett b. 11 Nov 1879, d. 1968

Citations

  1. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Sep 1865, p4.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1479-668 Transfer to Malwyn a'Beckett - see C/T 1869-606 Transfer 179219
    Malwyn A'Beckett of Queen Street Melbourne, Examiner of Titles - land being part of BER-24 & part of BER-25 containing 21a 1r 25p.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1697-227.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1869-606.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1869-606 Georgiana Sarah Walker of "Coora" Mundy Street Bendigo Married Woman.
  8. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "indexed as Maliolyn A'Beckett."
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times, 28 Jun 1906, p2.
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Affra Ann Robinson

F, #4932, b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
Father*Thomas George Washington Robinson b. 1817, d. 1881
Mother*Hannah Hale b. 9 Sep 1821, d. 25 Jun 1911
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Married NameA'Beckett.1 
Birth*1849 St James Church of England, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B16190 as Aphra Ann.1 
Marriage*20 Sep 1865 Spouse: Malwyn A'Beckett. Unitarian Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3368.1
 
Marriage-Notice*22 Sep 1865A'BECKETT-ROBINSON. -On the 20th inst., at the Unitarian Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. H. Higginson, Malwyn A'Beckett, solicitor, Melbourne, second son of Sir William A'Beckett, late Chief Justice of Victoria to Affra Ann, second daughter of Mrs. Robinson, of Hillsley, Harkaway.2 
Widow25 Jun 1906Affra Ann Robinson became a widow upon the death of her husband Malwyn A'Beckett.3 
Death*22 Mar 1918 Wangaratta, VIC, Australia, #D3362 (Age 69) [par Thomas ROBINSON & Hannah HALE].4 
Death-Notice*23 Mar 1918A'BECKETT.—On 22nd March, at her son's residence, Wangaratta, Affra Ann, relict of the late Malwyn a'Beckett—aged 69 years.5 

Family

Malwyn A'Beckett b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Children 1.Albert Reginald A'Beckett b. 30 Aug 1866, d. 1925
 2.Emily Matilda A'Beckett b. 23 Dec 1867, d. 1953
 3.Alfred Howard A'Beckett b. 9 Jun 1869, d. 1950
 4.Malwyn Hayley A'Beckett b. 4 Jan 1872, d. 1959
 5.Florance Affra A'Beckett b. 29 Dec 1873, d. 1944
 6.Mabel Emma A'Beckett b. 18 Sep 1875, d. 1905
 7.Marion Ethel A'Beckett b. 11 Nov 1879, d. 1968

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Mar 1918, Death .—The death occurred yesterday morning at the residence of her son, Racecourse Road, Wangaratta, of Mrs Affra Ann a'Beckett, relict of the late Mr. Malwyn a'Beckett, after an illness of 18 months' duration, the cause being internal troubles.
    The late Mrs a'Beckett was born in Melbourne 69 years ago, and her husband was the chief examiner of titles in the Titles Office, Melbourne. After the death of her husband, which occurred twelve years ago, Mrs. a'Beckett went to Cheshunt and resided with her son, Mr. Alf. Howard a'Beckett for four years, and afterwards lived with her son, Mr. A. R. a'Beckett, C.E., at Penshurst and Korrumburra, and three years ago when he was appointed engineer to Oxley Shire and Wangaratta Borough came here to reside with him.
    Mrs a'Beckett was best known amongst the friends she made during her residence in other parts of the State, her genial and courteous manner having won their appreciation. Since coming to Wangaratta her health was such as to preclude her from taking part in local movements. She took a delight in gardening and while living in Gippsland won many prizes for exhibits taken from her flower and vegetable gardens. She leaves a family of three sons and three daughters, viz., Lance-Cpl. A. H. a'Beckett on service, Major M. H. a'Beckett, D.S.O., on service in France, Mr. A. R. a 'Beckett, Wangaratta, Miss E. M. a'Beckett, Wangaratta, Sister F. A. a'Beckett, St. Ives' Hospital, East Melbourne, and Mrs J. T. McNaughton, Bunyip. The remains will be interred in the Wangaratta cemetery to-day, when the Rev. S. O. Seward will read the burial service. The arrangements are in the hands of Mr. G. V. Steele.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Sep 1865, p4.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "indexed as Maliolyn A'Beckett."
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Wangaratta Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Sat 23 Mar 1918, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92114714
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Wangaratta Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Sat 23 Mar 1918, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92114707
Last Edited22 Jul 2018

Albert Reginald A'Beckett

M, #4933, b. 30 Aug 1866, d. 1925
Father*Malwyn A'Beckett b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Mother*Affra Ann Robinson b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*30 Aug 1866 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B16491 - as unnamed female.1 
Birth-Notice*1 Sep 1866A'BECKETT.—On the 30th ult., Mrs. Malwyn A'Beckett of a son.2 
Death*1925 Alexandra, VIC, Australia, #D7756 (Age 58.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 1 Sep 1866, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5772160
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Emily Matilda A'Beckett

F, #4934, b. 23 Dec 1867, d. 1953
Father*Malwyn A'Beckett b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Mother*Affra Ann Robinson b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*23 Dec 1867 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B2512/1868.1 
Birth-Notice*24 Dec 1867A'BECKETT.—On the 23rd inst., at Albert-road, Emerald hill, Mrs. Malwyn A'Beckett of a daughter.2 
Death*1953 Balwyn North, VIC, Australia, #D12032 (Age 85) as A'BECKETT.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 24 Dec 1867, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5786688
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Alfred Howard A'Beckett

M, #4935, b. 9 Jun 1869, d. 1950
Father*Malwyn A'Beckett b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Mother*Affra Ann Robinson b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*9 Jun 1869 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B16825.1 
Birth-Notice*10 Jun 1869A'BECKETT. –On the 9th inst., at Barry street, Carlton Mrs. Malwyn A'Beckett of a son.2 
Death*1950 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D13709 (Age 81.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 10 Jun 1869, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5833215
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Malwyn Hayley A'Beckett

M, #4936, b. 4 Jan 1872, d. 1959
Father*Malwyn A'Beckett b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Mother*Affra Ann Robinson b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*4 Jan 1872 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B4715.1 
Birth-Notice*5 Jan 1872A'BECKETT.-On the 4th inst, at Hornby-street, Windsor, Mrs. Malwyn A'Beckett of a son.2 
Death*1959 Elmore, VIC, Australia, #D20736 (Age 87.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 5 Jan 1872, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5858517
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Florance Affra A'Beckett

F, #4937, b. 29 Dec 1873, d. 1944
Father*Malwyn A'Beckett b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Mother*Affra Ann Robinson b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*29 Dec 1873 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B4605/1874.1 
Birth-Notice*3 Jan 1874A'BECKETT.—On the 29th ult., at Dandenong road, Prahran, the wife of Malwyn A'Beckett of a daughter.2 
Death*1944 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D7277 (Age 70) - as A'BECKETT.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 3 Jan 1874, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108982626
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Mabel Emma A'Beckett

F, #4938, b. 18 Sep 1875, d. 1905
Father*Malwyn A'Beckett b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Mother*Affra Ann Robinson b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*18 Sep 1875 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B25078.1 
Birth-Notice*25 Sep 1875A'BECKETT.—On the 18th inst., at Dandenong road Prahran, the wife of Malwyn A'Beckett of a daughter.2 
Death*1905 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D8710 (Age 29) - as McNAUGHTON.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic. : 1866 - 1888), Sat 25 Sep 1875, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109629393
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Marion Ethel A'Beckett

F, #4939, b. 11 Nov 1879, d. 1968
Father*Malwyn A'Beckett b. 24 Oct 1834, d. 25 Jun 1906
Mother*Affra Ann Robinson b. 1849, d. 22 Mar 1918
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*11 Nov 1879 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B25108.1 
Birth-Notice*12 Nov 1879A'BECKETT.—On the 11th inst., at Stawell-street, Dandenong-road, Windsor, Mrs. Malwyn A'Beckett of a daughter.2 
Death*1968 Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D14174 (Age 89) - as McNAUGHTON.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 12 Nov 1879, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5962934
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Selina Rosetta 'Lena' Gilbert

F, #4940, b. 1853, d. 1897
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Married NameA'Beckett.1 
Birth*1853 
Marriage*23 Dec 1876 Spouse: Reginald Broadhurst A'Beckett. Christ Church, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M3949.1
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Dec 1876A'BECKETT - GILBERT.-On the 23rd inst, at Christ Church, South Yarra, by the Rev. J. Lacy Winn, Reginald Broadhurst, late Lieutenant H. M. 1st Battalion 7th Royal Fusiliers, and youngest son of the late Sir William A'Beckett, first Chief Justice of Victoria, to Lena Rosetta, youngest daughter of the late William Gilbert, Esq, of Mount Esk, Tasmania. No cards.2 
Death*1897 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D14682 (age 44) [par William GILBERT & Margaret MOOR].3 

Family

Reginald Broadhurst A'Beckett b. 1840, d. 15 Aug 1900
Child 1.Gerald Gilbert A'Beckett b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Dec 1876, p1.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
Last Edited20 Jul 2018

Gerald Gilbert A'Beckett

M, #4941, b. 1879
Father*Reginald Broadhurst A'Beckett b. 1840, d. 15 Aug 1900
Mother*Selina Rosetta 'Lena' Gilbert b. 1853, d. 1897
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT
Birth*1879 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B12190.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited19 Aug 2018

Edward Hayley

M, #4942, b. 4 Dec 1779, d. Jun 1820
Birth*4 Dec 1779 Westminster, London, England.1 
Marriage*2 Mar 1802 Spouse: Ann Abbott. St Martin in the Fields, St George Hanover Square, London, England.2,3
 
Death*Jun 1820 London, England, buried 3 Jun 1820.4 

Family

Ann Abbott d. 26 Jan 1853
Children 1.Emily Haley+ b. 2 Mar 1810, d. 1 Jun 1841
 2.Caroline Sarah Hayley b. 8 Feb 1812
 3.Matilda Hayley b. 1815, d. 8 Aug 1879

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, "Pastoralists, Politicians and Professionals" pvcow.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint George, Hanover Square: Hanover Square, Westminster, Transcript of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1800 Mar-1803 Jan, DL/t Item, 089/001.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1813-1906. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
Last Edited20 Jul 2018

Ann Abbott

F, #4943, d. 26 Jan 1853
Father*William Abbott b. 1748, d. 1820
Mother*Sarah Crossley b. 1748
Married NameHayley.1 
Marriage*2 Mar 1802 Spouse: Edward Hayley. St Martin in the Fields, St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,2
 
WidowJun 1820Ann Abbott became a widow upon the death of her husband Edward Hayley.3 
Death*26 Jan 1853 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D31451 (Age 74.)1 
Death-Notice*27 Jan 1853On the 26th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, the Chief Justice, Mrs. Ann Hayley, in her 75th year.4 

Family

Edward Hayley b. 4 Dec 1779, d. Jun 1820
Children 1.Emily Haley+ b. 2 Mar 1810, d. 1 Jun 1841
 2.Caroline Sarah Hayley b. 8 Feb 1812
 3.Matilda Hayley b. 1815, d. 8 Aug 1879

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint George, Hanover Square: Hanover Square, Westminster, Transcript of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1800 Mar-1803 Jan, DL/t Item, 089/001.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1813-1906. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jan 1853, p4.
Last Edited20 Jul 2018

Caroline Sarah Hayley

F, #4944, b. 8 Feb 1812
Father*Edward Hayley b. 4 Dec 1779, d. Jun 1820
Mother*Ann Abbott d. 26 Jan 1853
Birth*8 Feb 18121 
Christening15 Jun 1812 Saint Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England, (C03721-3.)1 

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI.
Last Edited20 Jul 2018

Charles Edward Morphett

M, #4950, b. 6 Jun 1852, d. 8 Oct 1926
Birth*6 Jun 1852 Cummins, Morphettville, SA, Australia. [par Sir John MORPHETT & Elizabeth FISHER]1,2 
Birth-Notice*8 Jun 1852On the 6th instant, at Cummins, Mrs. Morphett, of a son.3 
Military*bt 27 Feb 1900 - 25 Jun 1901Enlisted for military service: Boer War: Trooper C E Morphett - Third (South Australian Bushmen's) Contingent.4 
Death*8 Oct 1926 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D12779 (age 74) [par Sir John MORPHETT & Elizabeth FISHER].1 
Death-Notice*12 Oct 1926MORPHETT. —On the 8th October, at Berwick private hospital, Charles Edward Morphett, aged 74 years.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1913 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT R SECTION 10 GRAVE 2319

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Sep 1881, Notice under Act 48 of 1876.
    NOTICE is hereby given that Charles Edward Morphett, James Hurtle Morphett, and Hurtle Willoughby Morphett have applied for a special survey of Thirty Thousand (30,000) Acres of Land, situate on the Adelaide River ; starting at a point on the Adelaide River being the north-west corner of 10,000 acre block taken by A. W. Sergison, 29th August, 1881 ; thence going east along northern boundary and production of northern boundary of said block about four and a quarter (4 1/4) miles ; thence north about sixteen and a half (16 1/2) miles ; thence west about six and a half (6 1/2) miles, and southerly along reserve of said river frontage to point of commencement. The above application has been approved of by me.
    EDWARD W. PRICE, Government Resident. Government Resident's office, Palmerston, 13th September, 1881.20
  • 10 Dec 1885, CORONER'S INQUEST. FIRE AT MORPHETTVILLE.
    On Wednesday morning, December 9, the City Coroner held an inquest at the Berk shire Hotel, Glenelg, on a fire which occurred on the pronerty of Sir John Morphett at Morphettville on Monday, December 7. Mr. E. C. Gwynne, jun., appeared for Sir John, and Mr. Quan watched the proceedings on behalf of the Glenelg Railway Company. Prior to commencing the enquiry the Jury were conveyed to the scene of the fire in a special train. Stephen Streeter, in the employ of Sir John Morphett, said that immediately after the 9 o'clock train passed the property on Monday morning he noticed the fire on the south side of the line. Was at work about 150 yards from the spot. Was smoking an hour previous to the fire, but used a covered pipe. Four distinct fires occurred. Two were on Sir John Morphett's property and two on that owned by Sir Thomas Elder. Believed the fires were occasioned by sparks from the engine. By Mr. Quan — Was not smoking after 8 o'clock that morning. There was a fire at the Lodge in the morning for cooking purposes. The chimney was high, and had a chimney-pot at the top of it. By Mr. Gwynne— If sparks had come out of this chimney they would have been carried to the Bay-road, in which direction the wind was blowing. Some of the railway employés helped to extinguish the fires. Charles Edward Morphett, grazier, son of Sir J. Morphett, saw the fires a few minutes after the train passed, and believed they were caused by sparks from the engine. There were four distinct fires. The men employed at the Lodge were allowed to smoke whenever they cared to, but were supposed to use covered pipes. William Dunstan, an employé of Sir John, was in company with the witness (Streeter), whose evidence was read over and corroborated by Dunstan. Alfred Peter Cook gave similar evidence. John Bain, locomotive engineer, in the employ of the Glenelg Railway Company, said the best-known spark-arresters were attached to all the engines of the Company. No. 8 engine left Glenelg for North-terrace on Monday at 9 a.m., and had one of the arresters fixed to the funnel. Even with the arresters attached sparks might escape, but they would be very small. The Company had gone to considerable expense in introducing the arresters. Could suggest no improvement on the article. The Company used to (but does not now) clear strips of private land along the line. Sparks might fall from the firebox, but it would not be possible to prevent their escape without practically stopping the engine from working. Byron Mather, engineer, said he fixed one of the spark-arresters to No. 8 engine in October last, and saw it there on the morning ot the fire. Thomas Fagg, who was on duty as guard on the 9 a.m. train on Monday from Glenelg to North-terrace, said that after the train passed Sir John Mor phett's place about 9.9 a.m. he saw two fires on Sir John's and two on Sir Thomas Elder's property. The Jury returned a verdict to the effect that the fires originated from sparks from the engine, but that no blame was attachable to the Railway Company, who had done all in their power to prevent fires. A rider was added to the effect that landowners along railway lines should do all in their power to prevent fires by clearing away all inflammable matter.21
  • 13 Aug 1886, Government Gazette: Charles Edward Morphett, Esq., of Woods Point, to be a justice of the Peace.22
  • 23 Jul 1902, "Charles E. Morphett" calls attention to the fact that, through a typographical error, he was made to say, in his letter re garding honours to members of South Afri can contingents, that he and Lieut. Collins received the D.S.O. The "I" which was given in this connection should have been ''Ives." Our correspondent also desires us to state that he did not allude exclusively to Mr. Dempsey when he spoke of straight forward, honest men having no chance of decorations if they were not in favour. His remark was intended to have a general application.23
  • 29 Jul 1902, THE BUSHMEN'S CONTINGENT. To the Editor.
    Sir-In the interests of justice, and fair play, dear to every Briton, I beg your permission to ask the citizens of South Australia, through your agency, if they can answer the two following questions-1. Why, when Collins and Ives received the D.S.O., did not Dempsey receive the same? 2. Why the members of the Third Contin gent, S.A.B., as portion of the Rhodesian Field Force, have never received the extra pay, promised at Marrendellas, in the name of the Rhodesian Government? I give way to no one in loyalty to the Crown and Empire. I ask no favor simply justice. With reference to Dempsey, previous to joining the S.A.B. I did not know him, and I did not like him when I did join. But I found, as soon as the "music" began, that he was a man South Australia could rely on, and be proud of. Were I asked to name a man to lead me in a tight place, on whose coolness, courage, and tactfulness I could rely. I should at once say, "Jack Dempsey." When Methuen spoke to Rutherford and I, in that "death trap," wherein Currie lost his life, and Dempsey, Ford, Lovelock, and Beck were wounded, he used words of commendation that I thought certainly meant the D.S.O. for Dempsey, if not more. It seems the straightforward, honest man has no chance, after all, especially if he is not in favor. Merit, per se, seems useless. Now, citizens, are you going to sit down, and leave injustice triumphant? Lives were offered by all, laid down by some, for your future peace anyway, if not your present benefit. You sent us away with acclamation; now you can accentuate that honorable feeling by seeing justice done. I was not asked to write this. I am not acting in collusion, nor am I personally much concerned as yet. I have waited patiently for our committee to unravel the web, but in vain. I have heard it was bungling here that prevented our being paid the Rhodesian pay before we left Africa. Citizens can soon get at facts through their members.-I am. &c., CHARLES E. MORPHETT.24
  • 31 Jul 1902, S.A. BUSHMEN'S CORPS. To the Editor.
    Sir-As Mr. Charles Morphett says in big letter to you of even date, it is just about time someone moved in the matter of the S.A. Bushmen's Corps pay. The committee have had all the honor and glory of sending away the finest lot of soldiers that ever left our shores but at that they stop; why should they trouble any more? They forget that these men risked their lives, and many are disabled for life. And what do they get for it? They cannot even get the money which was promised them while fighting in Rhodesia owing to the roughness of the country and the great liability to fever. The pay due amounts to about £80 per man, and were it not for some bungle in the War Pay Office in South Africa it would have been paid them. Several members of our corps who were invalided home early were paid in full—a large number of the New South Wales Corps, all the Queenslanders, and a large number of, if not all, Victorians. The British Government took possession of the transport waggon immediately on arrival, and when the corps left South Africa had the 65 or 70 horse, saddles, &c, given £them, but paid the New South Wales Corps £11 to £14 for their horses, and bought their horse furniture, &c. The staff officers will not move in the matter, perhaps because they are not of the same haw, haw glass eye set. It says very little for our loyalty if we sit down and do not move in the matter. In what way I cannot suggest, but I trust some of our citizens will take action.
    -I am, &c. THE LATE SECRETARY. July 29, 1902.25
  • 14 Sep 1917, Berwick Shire Council. CORRESPONDENCE. From C. E. Morphett, Beaconsfield Upper, requesting that the drain leading from the Emerald road through his orchard be diverted along his boundary fence west into Stony creek.-Left to clerk of works on motion of Crs Henty and James.26
  • 14 Dec 1917, Berwick Shire Council. CORRESPONDENCE. From A. N. McArthur, re a road through Mr Morphett's property at Beaconsfield Upper.-Received.27
  • 29 Aug 1918, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From Closer Settlement Board, drawing attention to the drainage of allotment 50A, section D, parish of Gembrook, held under lease from the Board by Chas. Morphett. Cr Anderson and clerk of works to inspect same.28
  • 12 Oct 1926, News has been received of the death of Mr. Charles Edward Morphett, at Berwick (Victoria). Mr. Morphett was the third son of the late Sir John Morphett, and was born at Cummins, Morphettville, in 1852. He was educated at St. Peter's College, and after having spent a short time in a local bank he went north to Telowie Station. About 1887 he left South Australia, transferring to Thurulcoona Station, on the Warregal, Queensland. Mr. Morphett spent a number of years in pastoral pursuits in the northern State, and also visited New Zealand, Canada, and England. In more recent years he settled on a fruit farm near Berwick. He took part in the South African campaign about 1899, and was also on service throughout the Great War. His surviving brothers are Mr. J. C. Morphett, for many years Clerk of Parliament, and Mr. Hurtle Morphett.29
  • 19 Oct 1938, Death of younger brother: Death Of Notable Pastoralist—Mr. Hurtle Morphett
    THE death occurred in Adelaide on Monday night of Mr. Hurtle Willoughby Morphett, the youngest son of Sir John Morphett, who was one of the founders of South Australia. He was 83 years of age. Mr. Morphett was himself one of the best-known pastoralists in South Aus tralia. The greater part of his life was spent at Woods Point, near Murray Bridge, the estate which Sir John Morphett selected from among the first surveyed in the early years of the colony, and which, under Mr. Hurtle Morphett's administration, became one of the most valuable pastoral properties in South Australia.
    Mr. Morphett was born at "Cummins," Morphettville, on July 29, 1855. His mother was a daughter of Sir James Hurtle Fisher, the Resident Commissioner, and afterwards the first President of the Legislative Council. Sir John Morphett married Miss Fisher in 1838, two years after he had reached the colony. Educated at St. Peter's College, Mr. Hurtle Morphett, on leaving school, joined his elder brothers, Charles and James, on Thurulgoona station in Queensland. After Thurulgoona was sold, he became closely associated with his uncle, C. B. Fisher, in various pastoral activities. While still a young man he took delivery, on behalf of his uncle, of Warrnambool Downs in Queensland from the late Sir. J. W. Anderson, father of Mrs. G. C. Morphett, of "Cummins." Later he went to England to float C. B. Fisher's Queensland properties into a joint stock company known as the Australian Pastoral Company, which shears some 7,000 bales of wool, and of which his grand-nephew, Mr. Hurtle Cummins Morphett, son of Mr. G. C. Morphett, is now assistant manager.
    Swamps Reclaimed
    In the 'eighties, Mr. Hurtle Morphett and his brother John took over Woods Point, which then consisted chiefly of swamp lands. Sir John Morphett had selected the land on May 13, 1839. Like many other pioneers he had been at tracted by Sturt's description of his voyage down the Murray, during which he landed on swamps which he reported as containing the richest soil he had ever seen. A good deal of the swamp land was surveyed and taken up, but for many years it remained unproductive. It was not until 1880 that reclamation work was begun by Sir William Jervois, and in the following year his example was followed by the Morphett brothers at Woods Point. The river banks were of swamp mud, which as it dried contracted to such an extent that water flowed freely through the cracks. Stocking with sheep in time consolidated the mud and made the banks fairly watertight, but at a very much reduced level. Consequently, the lands were available only when the river was low. With a moderate rise the lands were always subject to inundation. It was left to Mr. Hurtle Morphett at the end of last century to establish the value of the flats by raising the embankments and making them watertight. Today what was formerly a swamp is rich fatten ing pasture country carrying 15 sheep to the acre. In recent years Mr. Mor phett had been assisted in the man agement of Woods Point by Mr. P. J. Baily. Mr. Morphett was unmarried. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harry Ayers, of East terrace, Adelaide, who is 95 years of age, and Mrs. Adelaide Henderson, of Manaia, New Zealand, who is 92.
    Respected Name
    Mr. Morphett reached the same age as his father - 83. Sir John Morphett came to South Australia at the age of 27, and immediately became one of the outstanding figures in the settlement. There are, indeed, few names in the history of South Australia so familiar or more respected than his. As a young London solicitor he became inspired with the idea of founding a colony near the mouth of the Murray. He fought for the South Australian Colonisation Bill which empowered the settlement of the Colony, and showed both his faith and his courage by joining the first band of settlers. He sailed in the Cygnet, and so reached South Australia three months before the Colony was proclaimed. For many years thereafter there was scarcely an important activity under taken in the State with which Sir John Morphett was not connected. No one worked more earnestly than he for the establishment of responsible government. He was a member of the Legis lative Council both before and after self-government was granted, and eventually succeeded Sir James Hurtle Fisher as President, a position he held for several years. He died in 1892.
    Grandson In Parliament
    One of his sons, the late Mr. John Cummins, was well known for many years as Clerk of the House of Assembly. Mr. George C. Morphett, a son of Mr. John Cummins Morphett, has followed his grandfather's example by entering politics, with which be has been prominently associated for some time. Mr. Hurtle Morphett took no part in public life. His interests were those of a "man on the land," and he was never happier than in the open air attending to the hundred and one tasks that fall to the pastoralist in the course of the day's work. He was a splendid horseman and loved horses, though he never raced them. He looked much younger than his years, the result of an active healthy life, and until comparatively recently he enjoyed the best of health. He possessed a rare charm of manner — an old world courtliness which made friends of acquaintances and turned interest into affection wherever he went. Of few people could it be so truly said that he had not an enemy in the world.30

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Morphett's father:
Sir John Morphett (1809-1892), landowner and politician, was born on 4 May 1809 in London, a son of Nathaniel Morphett and Mary, née Gliddon, of Cummins, Ide, Devon. His father came from a Kentish family and was a London solicitor. After leaving school at 16 Morphett joined a London commercial office and at 21 entered the counting-house of Harris & Co., in Alexandria, Egypt.
Morphett returned to London in 1834 with his younger brother George and, through Dr Edward Wright, became interested in the South Australian Association, then pressing for the establishment of a colony in southern Australia, on the principles of systematic colonization advocated by Edward Gibbon Wakefield. On the passing of the South Australian Act (4 & 5 Wm IV, c. 95), Morphett issued a four-page circular, Reasons for the Purchase of Land in South Australia, by Persons Resident in Britain; With a View to the Removal of Labourers, and the Profitable Employment of Capital. In this pamphlet he declared his intention of migrating and his readiness to act for purchasers of land. He also advertised in similar terms in the Globe and Traveller, 30 July 1835. In September 1834 he joined the South Australian Literary Association, and was soon elected to its committee. By 1835 he was one of the most energetic advocates of the new province.
Morphett sailed in the Cygnet and arrived in South Australia in September 1836. Two months later with Lieutenant Field and (Sir) George Kingston, he discovered the River Torrens. He considered Kangaroo Island unsuitable for permanent settlement but reported favourably on the mainland after two visits, his letter being published in London in pamphlet form. At the crucial meeting on 10 February 1837 Morphett's votes were decisive in confirming the site of Adelaide. In July 1837 in support of the resident commissioner, (Sir) James Fisher, against Governor (Sir) John Hindmarsh, he joined the committee which established the Southern Australian and his report on these matters was published next year in London. Hindmarsh later complained that Morphett was largely responsible for his recall. In 1839 Morphett had a part in selecting six special surveys, mostly for his English friends and for the Secondary Towns Association. With his Mediterranean experience he believed that wool-growing was more suited than agriculture to South Australia, but he also knew that the colony needed men of capital. He threw his weight behind every good cause; in 1840 he became treasurer of Adelaide's Municipal Corporation, helped to found the Agricultural Society in 1844, gave support to the Collegiate School of St Peter and acted as attorney for the Society for Propagating the Gospel in foreign parts. He became a local director of the South Australian Banking Co., and served on the committee of the English Railway Co. His office on North Terrace was thronged by men seeking level-headed advice on land and commerce and he was a popular chairman at public meetings.
Morphett's political career was long and distinguished. In 1843 he became one of the first non-official nominees in the Legislative Council. In 1846 he was one of four who walked out in protest against the mining royalty proposals, but later he proposed the bill for state aid to religion. Next year he visited England, returning in time to oppose Earl Grey's federal plans and local moves for vote by ballot. When the Legislative Council was reformed he was again nominated and in August 1851 he was elected Speaker. In the first elections under responsible government in March 1857 he won a place in the Legislative Council. In 1861 he was chief secretary in the two short Thomas Reynolds ministries, resigning because he was unable to support the moves to dismiss Judge Benjamin Boothby. In 1865 he became president of the Legislative Council, and retained the post until his retirement from politics in 1873.
On 15 August 1838 Morphett married Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of J. H. Fisher. He was knighted in 1870, and died at his house, Cummins, Morphettville, on 7 November 1892, survived by six daughters and four sons. Portraits include a crayon drawing by Samuel Laurence in the possession of H. C. Morphett, Adelaide. As a prominent founder, his name figures large in South Australia's toponymy.31

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NOTE

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