Annie Oliver

F, #5252, b. c 1806
Married NameWalford. 
Birth*c 1806 
Marriage*26 Apr 1825 Spouse: James Walford. St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England.1

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Edward Street, The Tower Hamlet, St George, London, England(Head of Household) James Walford;
Age 35
Member(s) of Household: Eliza Walford James Oliver Walford2

Family

James Walford b. c 1806
Children 1.Eliza Walford b. 27 Sep 1829, d. 10 Jun 1899
 2.James Oliver Walford+ b. 28 Sep 1831, d. 29 Oct 1896

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Guildhall, St Leonard Shoreditch, Register of marriages, Jan 1825 - May 1826, P91/LEN/A/01/Ms 7498/35.
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1841 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 696; Book: 14; Civil Parish: St George Middlesex; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 19; Folio: 31; Page: 13; Line: 21; GSU roll: 438811."
Last Edited7 Sep 2015

James Walford

M, #5253, b. c 1806
Birth*c 1806 
Marriage*26 Apr 1825 Spouse: Annie Oliver. St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England.1

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Edward Street, The Tower Hamlet, St George, London, EnglandHead of Household: James Walford. Age 35 - Carman
Member(s) of Household: Annie Walford, Eliza Walford, James Oliver Walford.2

Family

Annie Oliver b. c 1806
Children 1.Eliza Walford b. 27 Sep 1829, d. 10 Jun 1899
 2.James Oliver Walford+ b. 28 Sep 1831, d. 29 Oct 1896

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Guildhall, St Leonard Shoreditch, Register of marriages, Jan 1825 - May 1826, P91/LEN/A/01/Ms 7498/35.
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1841 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 696; Book: 14; Civil Parish: St George Middlesex; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 19; Folio: 31; Page: 13; Line: 21; GSU roll: 438811."
Last Edited7 Sep 2015

Eliza Walford

F, #5254, b. 27 Sep 1829, d. 10 Jun 1899
Father*James Walford b. c 1806
Mother*Annie Oliver b. c 1806
Birth*27 Sep 1829 St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England, chr 18 Oct 1829 [par James WALFORD postman & Ann] Paul Street.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel28 Apr 1863 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Clara Liverpool - gone with brother, Inkerman St St Kilda
Age 33.2
Death*10 Jun 1899 Alfred Hospital, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D7232 (Age 70) [par James WALFORD].3 
Death-Notice*14 Jun 1899WALFORD.—On the 9th June, at Alfred Hospital, Eliza Walford, late of Blenheim-street, Balaclava, aged 70.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Edward Street, The Tower Hamlet, St George, London, England(Head of Household) James Walford;
Age 11
Member(s) of Household: Annie Walford James Oliver Walford5

Grave

  • Independent, Monumental Comp C-Grave 16, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Emma, wife of James WALFORD, d. 27 Nov 1872, aged 43
    also James WALFORD, d 29 Oct 1896, aged 65
    Eliza WALFORD, sister of above, died 10 Jun 1899, aged 706

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Shoreditch St Leonard, Register of Baptism, P91/LEN/A/01/Ms 7496, Item 46.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Series: VPRS 14; Series Title: Register of Assisted Immigrants from the United Kindom (refer to microform copy, VPRS 3502).
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Jun 1899, p1.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1841 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 696; Book: 14; Civil Parish: St George Middlesex; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 19; Folio: 31; Page: 13; Line: 21; GSU roll: 438811."
  6. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    GSV website & http://www.deceasedsearch.com
Last Edited7 Sep 2015

Alice May Rockett

F, #5255, b. Sep 1886
Married NameHipwell. 
Married NameCraik.1 
Birth*Sep 1886 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. 
Marriage*Jul 1915 Spouse: Arthur Edgar Cyril Craik. Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, Sep Q [Portsmouth] 2b 1572.1
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Dec 1915... MARRIAGES, CRAIK—ROCKETT. By social licence, in July Arthur Craik, eldest surviving the late Mr. C. C. Craik. Australia, Alice do'i -.2 
Marriage*23 Oct 1920 Spouse: James Edward Tolworth Hipwell. St Mary Bottons, West Brompton, London, England, Alice May CRAIK was a widow, age 34, when she remarried.3

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Portsmouth Evening News (Hampshire, England), 10 Dec 1915, p4.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p84/mry1/009.
Last Edited22 Jun 2019

Beatrice Martha Wilson

F, #5261, b. 22 Jun 1875, d. 14 May 1959
Father*John Alfred Wilson b. 1833, d. 23 Sep 1915
Mother*Martha Brown Lamb b. 1838, d. 22 Dec 1912
Married NameChase.1 
Birth*22 Jun 1875 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B18523.2,3 
Marriage-Notice*26 May 1921The marriage of Miss M. Beatrice Wilson, of Hurstbridge, fourth daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wilson, of "Oberhof," Alma-road. East St. Kilda, to the Rev. E. Selwyn Chase, of Panton Hill, youngest son of the late Canon and Mrs. S. Lloyd Chase, Melbourne, will take place at St. Paul's Cathedral on June 21.4 
Marriage*21 Jun 1921 Spouse: Rev Edward Selwyn Chase. St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4026.5,3
 
Widow30 Oct 1950Beatrice Martha Wilson became a widow upon the death of her husband Rev Edward Selwyn Chase.6 
Death*14 May 1959 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D10605 (Age 83) [par John WILSON & Martha LAMB].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914150 Alma Road, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Martha Brown Wilson.7

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://familytree.chasegray.co.uk/663.htm
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), Thu 26 May 1921, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146719144
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12476 age 87."
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
Last Edited26 Sep 2019

William Johnson

M, #5267
Residence*c 1882 Easy Street, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, Cab Proprietor & Driver.1 
Land-UBeac*13 Jul 1882William Johnson selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-60. 105a. 3r. 27p. Land File 10914/19.20 Originally selected by W. JOHNSON, lease taken over by M. P. RADCLIFFE.2 
Land-Note6 Jan 1883 The Lands Officer. Sir, Herewith we forward plan, field notes &c. W Johnston 10914/19.
The Northern boundary has been carried straight to Cardinia Creek instead of as originally surveyed. This was done at request of Mr Albert and other residents in order to ease the approach to a bridge a little higher up the creek.
Our measurement of the Eastern boundary differs slightly from original survey.
Yours faithfully, Bruford & Braim.3 
Land-NoteMar 1890 Report by Police (Land Inspection)
I beg to inform that Mr Johnson has had sickness in his family, his wife being very ill for some time past and that he states is the reason he has fallen back in his rents. He will pay next week and the week after.4 
Land-NoteJun 1890 Beaconsfield, June. To the Secretary for Lands. Sir, I received an acount from the land office for £9.19.0 for witch at Present I am not able to meet unless I am alowed to Morgage the land and get some money by doin so. I came here I thought well prepared to make a home. I brought nine young cows two horses dray and implements and some ready money. The cows have all died except one and I have had three horses die also the land is so very poor that I have not been able to sell any produce from it it will not grow anything unless with plenty of menuer witch is very hard to be got it take me all my time to grow hay for the horses and a little green feed for the two or three cows I have got left. The walabys hares and ... take half of it and destroy nealy all I work very hard all day and then i have to be up half the night to keep them away there is no one growing anything within a mile of me the land is nearly all in the hands of the non resident and they do nothing towards keeping the walabys hares and rabits down I must ask for at least three months unless I am alowed to morgage I remain yours & c William Johnson.4 
Land-Note2 Sep 1890 GEM-D-60: Mortgagee: William Johnson took out a mortgage from Anne Jane Robertson. Mortgagor was William Johnson.5 
Land-Note29 Apr 1895 Secr for Lands, Dear Sir, A Mr Johnson who has 106 acres at Gembrook called on us recently and asked us to pay his rent for him to the crown, and we offered to pay a years rent (£5.6.0) for him, he returned next day and stated that the Dept had agreed to take the years rent and not go to extremes, but upon our sending up the money last week, it was declined and the answer came back it was in the hands of the Crown Prosecutor.
We think this is a very hard case, Johnson is a poor, old, grey headed man, at present trying to earn a living by fossicking at Rushworth; the old man was so frightened at the notices he received from the Dept that he tramped all the way to Melbourne, made the above arrangements and then tramped back.
The years rent will be paid by us if we get notice to pay it.
Yours truly, John McEwan & Co.4 
Land-Note*31 Jan 1896 Secretary for Lands. Sir, With reference to this circular, I will today pay your rents (£10.12.0), and the balance as I am able, and in as short a time as possible. Unfortunately I have been out of work for 2 years, and have been unable to make a living from the farm. It is my intention to go prospecting at Queenstown, and if successful will pay off arrears. Yours, W Johnson.4 
Land-UBeac*a 1896 GEM-D-60. Transfer from William Johnson to Mary Phillis Radcliffe. 105a 3r 27p. Transfer of leasehold from Wm Johnson to Mary Phillis Radcliffe on 7 Oct 1899. Crown Grant issued 27 Sep 1899. Probably lived there from c1896.6,7 

Citations

  1. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), address from land file.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land Files states that William Johnson was a cab proprietor & driver living at 43 Easey Street, Collingwood.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Letter to Lands Department from Bruford & Braim, Engineers, Architects, and Government Contract Surveyors. 82 Collins Street West, Melbourne 6th Jan 1883.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 598-511 - William Johnson of Gembrook Farmer. Mortgage 2 Sep 1890 - discharged 25 Sep 1899.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 10914/19.20.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920 - Mary Phillis Radcliffe of "Braeside" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
Last Edited21 Nov 2017

Alice Mary Crabb

F, #5268, b. 1896, d. 1983
Married NameWade. 
Birth*1896 Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, #B13290 [par Frederick John CRABB & Elizabeth Mary MURTAGH] - as Mary Alice CRABB.1 
Marriage*1939 Spouse: Rev Eustace Vernon Wade. VIC, Australia, #M1084.2
 
Widow21 Sep 1967Alice Mary Crabb became a widow upon the death of her husband Rev Eustace Vernon Wade.3 
Death*1983 East Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D23537 (Age 87) [par Frederick CRABB & Elizabeth Mary].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1942 - 1967"The Chase", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rev Eustace Vernon Wade.5,6,7,8
1968The Chase, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.9
1972St John's Park, Hull Road, Mooroolbark, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.10

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D21414 age 90 [par William WADE & Mary Cecil HARDINGE]."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  6. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  7. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  8. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  9. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  10. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

John Stewart

M, #5269, b. 1841, d. Jun 1909
Birth*1841 Scotland. 
Land-UBeac1877John Stewart selected land from the Crown. PAK-221. 19a 2r 29p - No Land File. Govt Land Sale 5254 6 Jan 1880. Upset price £1/ac, valued £63 6s. Originally selected by J STEWART (1877 map), then selected by A. M. HORNER (1880 map). Crown Grant to J H HORNER. 
Land-Note*8 Sep 1877 John Stewart, Builder, 26 James Street Windsor. 
Land-UBeac*8 Sep 1877He selected land from the Crown. PAK-222. 19a 3r 4p - Land File 878/49. Govt Land Sale 5062 16 Apr 1879. Upset £1/ac. valued £63. Selected by J. STEWART on 16 Apr 1879.1,2 
Land-UBeac*b 1880 PAK-221. Transfer from John Stewart to Alice Maude Horner. 19a 2r 29p - No Land File. Govt Land Sale 5254 6 Jan 1880. Upset price £1/ac, valued £63 6s. Originally selected by J STEWART (1877 map), then selected by A. M. HORNER (1880 map). Crown Grant to J H HORNER.3 
Land-UBeac*27 Aug 1892 PAK-222. Transfer from John Stewart to Anne Elizabeth Robertson. 19a 3r 4p.4 
Death*Jun 1909 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D6476(Age 68) [par George STEWART & Mary PEEBLES].5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Feb 1906, Amongst Prahran Pioneers. Talks about Bygone Days. Bush, Blacks, and Tracks. Old Time Reminiscences. Mr John Stewart, James Street, Windsor. With his mother and father, Mr Stewart arrived in Melbourne from Dundee in 1841, after a voyage of six months. The passage at times was a very stormy one, and on reaching more mature years, Mr Stewart learned that the ship had to be battened down twice to prevent her going to the bottom. He has four brothtrs and five sisters, the family comprising ten. "We came to Prahran in 1852," said Mr Stewart, "because my father met with an accident to his hand through working at his trade (engineer), and he started a grocer's shop. By the bye, my father, in the accident I have just mentioned, had his hand cut open, and it was cured simply by the application of cold water, showing that there is some good in cold water after all." Mr Stewart remembers Prahran as a bush. His father bought some trees off the Crown ranger, Peter King. Wattle grew very thickly in and around what is now Wellington street. Chapel street used to be used as a racecourse, and at holiday times race meetings were held. Of Sir Frederick Sargood's father, the first Mayor of Prahran, Mr Stewart remembers his own father saying what a fine gentlemanly man he was. As to the natives that used to visit Prahran in the bush days, Mr Stewart tells interesting tales of corroborees he witnessed. Mr Stewart had experience at the Jim Crow diggings near Daylesford. He made a little money, returned to Prahran, and has resided in the same house for forty years.6
  • 12 Jun 1909, OBITUARY. MR. JOHN STEWART.
    Mr John Stewart, the well-known contractor, of James street, Windsor, died at his residence on Monday night last, after an illness extending over 12 months. The deceased gentleman was 68 years of age, and leaves a widow and a grown up family of four sons and one daughter. There are also three brothers and three sisters of the deceased, the former being Messrs Andrew, William and George Stewart. The late Mr John Stewart had been a resident of Prahran for the past 58 years, being, therefore, one of the pioneers of the district. He was a member of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows and the Protestant Alliance, and District Trustee of both. Being such an old resident, the late Mr Stewart was well known throughout the community, and was held in high respect and esteem. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the interment taking place in the St. Kilda cemetery, when a very large number of friends and acquaintances attended to pay their final respects. The burial service was read by the Rev. Harry P. Joyce, of the Congregational Church, Prahran. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Drayton and Garson.7
  • 30 Mar 1915, LATE MRS. STEWART.
    Probate has been granted of the will of Mrs. Jane Stewart, of Flinders-street, Sydney, widow of the late Mr. John Stewart, formerly of Windsor, Victoria, who died on February 5. She appointed her son Daniel, her daughter Jane Forster, and Ethel Blanche Westley, executors and trustees, and bequeathed the whole of her property to her children. The estate was valued at £48,190, of which £29,150 was real estate. The latter included properties in Oxford-street, Sydney, Walker-street, North Sydney, and Paddington.8

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3905     
    878/49 JOHN STEWART PAKENHAM 222 19--3--4. 1877 - 1879.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-265 - John Stewart of Windsor.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1164-607 - James Hasler Horner of Melbourne.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-265 - Ann Elizabeth Robertson wife of Alexander Sanderson Robertson of High Street Malvern Grain Merchant.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Prahran Chronicle, 24 Feb 1906, p3.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Malvern Standard, 12 Jun 1909, p3.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW), 30 Mar 1915, p4.
Last Edited19 Jan 2019

William Henry Nicholls

M, #5270, b. 1844, d. 23 Feb 1913
William Henry NICHOLLS
(1844-1913)
Probate (Will)* William H Nicholls. Gent. Malvern. 23 Feb 1913. 128/661. Did not have any real estate in UB at the time of his death.1 
Birth*1844 Surrey, England. 
Marriage*1867 Spouse: Agnes Sarah Rouvray. VIC, Australia, #M1355.2
 
Land-UBeac*c 1877William Henry Nicholls selected land from the Crown. PAK-219. 19a 2r 34p - Land File 710/49 (1880 map)
Selected by W. H. NICHOLL on 30 Apr 1879.
[SALE 5074 30/4/1879, Upset £1/ac, Valued £67] in rate book up to 1894 (arrears.)3 
Land-UBeac*2 Nov 1894 PAK-219. Transfer from William Henry Nicholls to The National Bank of Australasia Ltd. 19a 2r 34p.4 
Widower5 Jun 1905William Henry Nicholls became a widower upon the death of his wife Agnes Sarah Rouvray.5 
Marriage*1907 Spouse: Catherine Elizabeth Ann Manson. VIC, Australia, #M6522.6
 
Death*23 Feb 1913 VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*24 Feb 1913NICHOLLS. - On the 23rd February, at private hospital, Malvern, William Henry Nicholls, beloved husband of Catherine E. A. Nicholls, aged 69 years.7
 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jul 1892, OUR GALLERY OF PORTRAITS. [No. 223], SKETCHES OF PROMINENT LOCAL MEN.
    Pluck, Industry, and Integrity. An Old 'Bell-Ringer.' Mr. W. H. Nicholls of Malvern.
    Upwards of two hundred and fifty of our prominent local personages have now been honored with a place in Our Gallery of Portraits, and of that number it is a significant fact that the majority are men who have started at the foot of the ladder of fame, and by pluck, industry, and integrity have attained what mankind is always ambitious for— success. The subject of our sketch to-day is another illustration of this. Mr. William Henry Nicholls, of Shaftesbury-avenue, Malvern, is one of tbe adventurous spirits who arrived in this district in the 'sixties' and be has been more or less closely identified with it ever since. He was born at Richmond, in Surrey, England, and received his education at the local national school. At the age of 14 years he was apprenticed to the building trade, and on completing his indentures, at the age of 21 he was appointed to the position of fore man to Messre. W. R. Drew and Sons, a firm that has been established nearly two centuries. It is worthy of note that this position had not been vacant for 34 years. He was at this time president of the building trade union ; but notwithstanding tbe brightness of his prospects on bis native heath he longed to roam and explore fresh fields of enterprise, and in 1865 he migrated to Melbourne, arriving in February of the following year by the 'Mary Warren' after a voyage of 106 days. On arrival he soon found himself at the residence of Mr. Rouvray in Hornby street, Windsor, and fifteen months later led to the hymeneal altar a daughter of that gentleman, a lady who though born in Regent's Park is virtually an Australian, having resided in the colony since 1854, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholls have, therefore, been married twenty-five years, and their 'silver wedding ' was duly rejoiced over in the presence of a number of their friends on the 23rd of May last.
    Employment at the time of Mr. Nicholls' arrival in the colony was scarce, more particularly in the building trade ; but out of his earnings he was in a very short time enabled to buy 66ft of land in Hanover street, Windsor, at 10s. per foot He worked hard at his trade op to 1874, being engaged in the construction of many of the largest houses and business establishments that were continually springing up in Melbourne and suburbs, and as a reward of his industry he was enabled to take a trip with his wife to the old country, going by tbe long route around Cape Horne, in the sailing ship, the ' Hydaspes.' On arrival in London be and his better half stayed five months with his parents. After visiting Paris and other places of note, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholls returned to Australia in the 'St Osyth,' arriving on Christmas morning, terminating a splendid passage of 44 days. Mr. Nicholls has for many years taken an active interest in friendly societies, having been a member of the M.D.I.O.O.F. since 1866. In 1883 he filled the provincial chair of tbe South Melbourne District and was subsequently elevated to one of the highest offices in the order— a board director of the Manchester Unity in Victoria. He is also a member of the order of Freemasons. As a lad he developed a fancy for bell-ringing and on Sundays chimed sacred music on the tower bells. He brought this hobby with him to the colony, and became a prominent member of the original band of bell-ringers, and was instrumental in adding two extra bells at St. James' Church, Melbourne. He was present by invitation at the opening of the bells of St. Paul's, Geelong, and took part in similar ceremonies at the town hall, Ballarat, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and St. Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, which has the finest peal of bells in the colony. He was also in the old country a member of the volunteer military force, having had as a comrade in arms, Cr. W. B. Looker, J.P., now of Oakleigh. In 1884 Mr. Nicholls speculated freely in land, and entered extensively in building operations, some of the finest villas in. Prahran, Malvern, and surrounding district furnishing evidence of his skill as a designer. He also designed tbe elevation and carried out the construction of the pile of buildings on the corner of Chapel and High streets, of which Messrs. H. Morris Jones and Co's warehouse is the central figure. In 1886 he paid another visit to England, Ireland, Scotland, and the continent, and on his return after a twelve mouths' absence, he engaged in business in Sydney; but soon returned to Victoria, having speculated largely in the Malvern property known as the Pine Hill, comprising 20 acres at the corner of Glenferrie and Wattletree roads, now subdivided by Edsall, Stewart, and Nicholls streets. The syndicate, of which he was a member, paid £20,000 for this property, which at the time of purchase was considered an exorbitant figure; but it has, nevertheless, resulted in a most profitable investment Mr. Nicholls has speculated to a very large extent in Malvern properties in the Central and Western ridings, and having become so thoroughly glued to the spot he has now dropped his anchor, and is anxious to utilise the time at his disposal in forward ing the interests of the district for which be considers much advancement and pros perity is in store. With this end in view be will be a candidate for a seat in the Malvern shire council next month, in opposition to Cr. W. L. Stillman, whose term of office then expires.8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-557 - William Henry Nicholls of Windsor.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-557 - The National Bank of Australasia Limited.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "as Catherine Elizabeth Ann COATS."
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "24 Feb 1913, p1."
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph, 9 Jul 1892, p3.
Last Edited29 Apr 2016

Henry Ellis

M, #5271, b. 16 Apr 1836, d. 8 Nov 1905
Father*John Ellis
Mother*Mary Ann Louisa Snow b. 1805, d. Jun 1867
Probate (Will)* Henry Ellis. Builder. Kew. 8 Nov 1905. 96/499.1 
Birth*16 Apr 1836 Camberwell, Surrey, England. 
Marriage*23 May 1858 Spouse: Mary Frances Davies. St Giles, Camberwell, London, England.2
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1876 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Agamemnon.
 
Land-UBeac*17 Sep 1877Henry Ellis selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-6. 19a 2r 28p - Land File 684/49.4
Crown Grant to H. ELLIS on 12 Apr 1888.3,4 
Widower22 Sep 1886He became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Frances Davies.2 
Land-UBeac*31 Jan 1889 GEM-C-6. Transfer from Henry Ellis to Thomas Ellis. 19a 2r 28p.5 
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Alice Maud Mary Pester. VIC, Australia, #M1422.6
 
Death*8 Nov 1905 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D13066 (Age 69.)7 
Death-Notice*9 Nov 1905ELLIS.—On the 8th November, at 136 High-street, Kew, Henry Ellis, J.P., the loved husband of Alice M. Ellis, and father of Henry, Charles, Frederick, Mrs. Yeatman, Mrs. Day, and Mrs. Albon, aged 69.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 18519 Lower Park Row, Camberwell, Surrey, England(Head of Household) Mary Ann Louisa Ellis;
Age 15 - Paper Hanger
Member(s) of Household: Thomas Ellis Robert Ellis9

Grave

  • BAPT A 0372, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Sep 1885, ELLIS, Henry. Gembrook, Victoria Gazetted      
    12 Mar 1880      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    22 Oct 1880      Notices fo Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    11/03/1881      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    10 Mar 1882      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    11/09/1885      Notices to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 1252; VPRS 28/P2, unit 740; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 382.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 684/49 HENRY ELLIS GEMBROOK 6 C 19--2--28     VPRS 5714/P0000/1365
    Contractor 14 Rolston Street South Yarra.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 - Henry Ellis of Richmond Painter.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 - Henry Ellis to Thomas Ellis.
  6. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Nov 1905, p1.
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1581; GSU roll: 174817."
  10. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  11. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Victorian Government Gazette."
Last Edited18 Sep 2018

Robert Ellis

M, #5272, b. 1843, d. 6 Nov 1918
Father*John Ellis
Mother*Mary Ann Louisa Snow b. 1805, d. Jun 1867
Birth*1843 Camberwell, Surrey, England. 
Marriage*1874 Spouse: Annie Esson. VIC, Australia, #M3859.1
 
Land-UBeac*17 Sep 1877Robert Ellis selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-5. 19a 3r 0p - Land File 683/49.4
Crown Grant to R. ELLIS on 12 Apr 1888.2,3 
Land-UBeac*31 Jan 1889 GEM-C-5. Transfer from Robert Ellis to Thomas Ellis. 19a 3r 0p.4 
Death*6 Nov 1918 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D13971 (Age 75.)5 
Death-Notice*8 Nov 1918ELLIS.—On the 6th November, at his residence, 208 Dorcas street, South Melbourne, Robert, beloved husband of Annie Ellis, and dearly loved father of Mrs. Nickless (Leongatha), Mrs. Paterson (South Melbourne), Isabel, the late Annie, and Ethel.
God saw when his footsteps faltered, When he grey weary and weak; God bade him rest for a season, For the pathway had grown too steep.
ELLIS.—The Friends of the late Mr. ROBERT ELLIS are informed that his remains will be interred in the Coburg Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to leave his residence, No. 208 Dorcas street, South Melbourne, THIS DAY (Friday, the 8th inst), at 2 o'clock p.m.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 18519 Lower Park Row, Camberwell, Surrey, England(Head of Household) Mary Ann Louisa Ellis;
Age 8 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Thomas Ellis Henry Ellis7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Sep 1885, ELLIS, Robert. Gembrook, Victoria Gazetted
    12 Mar 1880      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    22 Oct 1880      Notices fo Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    11/03/1881      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    10 Mar 1882      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    11/09/1885      Notices to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 684/49 ROBERT ELLIS GEMBROOK 5 C 19--3--0     VPRS 5714/P0000/1365
    Paper Hanger, 80 Cremorne Street Richmond.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-352 - Robert Ellis of South Melbourne Paperhanger.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-352 - Robert Ellis to Thomas Ellis.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Nov 1918, p1.
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1581; GSU roll: 174817."
  8. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Victorian Government Gazette."
Last Edited18 Sep 2018

Thomas Ellis

M, #5273, b. 18 Apr 1834, d. 12 Jan 1921
Father*John Ellis
Mother*Mary Ann Louisa Snow b. 1805, d. Jun 1867
Probate (Will)* Thomas Ellis. Gent. Caulfield. 12 Jan 1921. 176/784.1 
Birth*18 Apr 1834 Lambeth, Surrey, England. 
Marriage*7 Jun 1857 Spouse: Sarah Jane Body. St Giles, London, England.2
Land-UBeac*17 Sep 1877Thomas Ellis selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-7. 19a 2r 34p - Land File 682/49.4
Crown Grant to T. ELLIS on 12 Apr 1888.3,4 
Land-UBeac*31 Jan 1889 GEM-C-6. Transfer from Henry Ellis to Thomas Ellis. 19a 2r 28p.5 
Land-UBeac*31 Jan 1889 GEM-C-5. Transfer from Robert Ellis to Thomas Ellis. 19a 3r 0p.6 
Land-Note*25 Apr 1892 GEM-C-5.6.7: Mortgagee: The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Foreclosed. Mortgagor was Thomas Ellis.7 
Land-UBeac*24 Dec 1895 GEM-C-5.6.7. Transfer from Thomas Ellis to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Foreclosed.7 
Widower1899Thomas Ellis became a widower upon the death of his wife Sarah Jane Body.8 
Death*12 Jan 1921 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D997 (Age 86.)9 
Death-Notice*14 Jan 1921ELLIS- On the 12th January, at his daughter's residence, 159 Kambrook road, Caulfield, Thomas, late of Prahran, in his 87th year.
ELLIS - The Friends of the late Mr. THOMAS ELLIS are informed that his remains will be interred in St. Kilda Cemetery. The funeral will leave his daughters residence 150 Kambrook road Caulfield, THIS DAY (Friday, 14th January), at 3 pm.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 18519 Lower Park Row, Camberwell, Surrey, England(Head of Household) Mary Ann Louisa Ellis;
Age 17 - Paper Hanger
Member(s) of Household: Henry Ellis Robert Ellis11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Sep 1885, ELLIS, Thomas. Gembrook, Victoria Gazetted
    12 Mar 1880      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    11/03/1881      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    10 Mar 1882      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    11/09/1885      Notices to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears12
  • 26 Aug 1916, Death of son: We regret having to record the death of Mr Thomas Ellis, a well known painter and decorator, of Prahran, which took place at his residence, Lewisham Road, Windsor, on Wednesday. The deceased gentleman was 54 years of age, and leaves a widow, but no family. He was the eldest son of Mr Thomas Ellis, an ex-Mayor of Prahran, and had been a resident of Prahran practically all his life. Mr Robt. Ellis, painter and decorator, of Commercial Road, South Yarra, is a brother. The late Mr Ellis was of a retiring disposition, and unlike his worthy father in times past showed no inclination to actively associate himself with public affairs. He was a citizen of high repute, and general regret has been felt at his demise. His death was not quite unexpected, as he had been ailing for some time. There was a representative gathering at the funeral, which took place at the St. Kilda Cemetery yesterday.13
  • 6 Jun 1966, Here for 100 years About 300 descendants of a former mayor of Prahran celebrated the centenary of their family in Australia at the week end. They are descended from Thomas Ellis, who brought his family to Melbourne from England in 1866, and was mayor of Prahran in 1890-91. Mr. Ellis, who was a painter and decorator, landed at Melbourne on July 3, 1866. His descendants came from as far as Brisbane, Sydney and western New South Wales to join Melbourne relatives in the weekend celebrations. A party in Prahran town hall of Saturday night was attended by the present mayor (Cr. G. T. Gahan) and Mr. Loxton, MLA. Two young descendants of Thomas Ellis - Gary Wood, 18, and Mary Ellis, 16 - enacted the roles of Mayor Ellis and his mayoress, were dressed as the couple were photographed at the 1890 mayoral ball. Yesterday, 200 of the family joined in a picnic at Semco Park, Black Rock.14

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1127; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 637.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Giles, Camberwell, Register of marriages, P73/GIS, Item 026.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 682/49 THOMAS ELLIS GEMBROOK 7 C 19--0--37     VPRS 5714/P0000/1365
    Painter and Paper Hanger Chapel Street South Yarra.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-353 - Thomas Ellis of Windsor Painter.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 - Henry Ellis to Thomas Ellis.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-352 - Robert Ellis to Thomas Ellis.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 to 2097-353 - Thomas Ellis to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Limited - foreclosed.
  8. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Jan 1921, p1.
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1581; GSU roll: 174817."
  12. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Victorian Government Gazette."
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Malvern Standard, 26 Aug 1916, p.
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 6 Jun 1966, p6.
Last Edited18 Sep 2018

Herbert Cobham Anderson

M, #5274, b. 1868, d. 17 Jan 1937
Father*Thomas Fisken Anderson b. 1 Oct 1843, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Rose Bertha Watson b. 14 Jan 1845, d. 12 Oct 1942
Birth*1868 Lexton, VIC, Australia, #B17351.1 
Death*17 Jan 1937 Kent Hill, Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D13067 (Age 68.)2 
Death-Notice*18 Jan 1937ANDERSON.- On the 17th January 1937, at the home of his mother, Kent Hill, Mornington, Herbert Cobham beloved eldest son of the late Thomas Fiskin and of Rose Bertha Anderson, aged 68 years.
ANDERSON.-The friends of the late HERBERT COBHAM ANDERSON are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Mornington Cemetery.
The funeral will leave Wilson's mortuary parlour, Main Street, Mornington, at 2.30 pm THIS DAY (Monday 18th January 1937).3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Thomas Fisken Anderson and Rose Bertha Anderson and Arthur Harold Anderson, Evelyn Anderson, Alice Elizabeth Anderson.4
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Thomas Fisken Anderson and Rose Bertha Anderson and Arthur Harold Anderson, Evelyn Anderson, Percy Clifford Anderson, Alice Elizabeth Anderson.5
bt 1912 - 1914Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Evelyn Anderson, Percy Clifford Anderson, Arthur Harold Anderson.6,7,8
bt 1915 - 1916Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Evelyn Anderson, Arthur Harold Anderson, Bertie Laurence Anderson.9,10
1917Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Evelyn Anderson Bertie Laurence Anderson.11
bt 1918 - 1919Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Evelyn Anderson.12,13

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 - Argus 18 Jan 1937, p1.
  4. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  5. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  6. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  7. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  10. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  11. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  12. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  13. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited18 Sep 2018

Robert Gardiner Watson

M, #5276, b. 1845, d. 3 Mar 1914
Birth*1845 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.1 
Marriage*8 Dec 1875 Spouse: Euphemia Livingston. VIC, Australia, #M4546.1
 
Marriage-Notice*18 Dec 1875MARRIAGE. WATSON-LIVINGSTON.-On the 8th inst., by the Rev. R. A. Caldwell, Robert Gardiner Watson, to Euphemia, eldest daughter of John Livingston, Esq., Ardno West, Victoria.2 
Widower3 Sep 1884Robert Gardiner Watson became a widower upon the death of his wife Euphemia Livingston.3 
Marriage*11 May 1885 Spouse: Janet Steel. Grey, SA, Australia, SA#M143/706.4,3
 
Marriage-Notice*13 May 1885WATSON—STEELE.—On the 11th inst., by the Rev. R. A. Caldwell, R. G. Watson to Janet, third daughter of J. Steel.5 
Land-UBeac*16 Aug 1898 GEM-C-8. Transfer from Francis Martin to Robert Gardiner Watson. 115a 2r 5p.6 
Land-UBeac16 Aug 1898 PAK-231.232.233.238. Transfer from Francis Martin to Robert Gardiner Watson.7 
Land-Note*23 Sep 1898 PAK-231.232.233 GEM-C-8: Mortgagee: The Bank of Australasia. 1st mortgage discharged 7 May 1900 - a second mortgage was taken out 27 Jun 1900 - discharged 25 Aug 1903. Mortgagor was Robert Gardiner Watson.8 
Land-Note*25 Aug 1903 PAK-231.232.233 GEM-C-8: Mortgagee: Mortgagees: William Yule, Michael McNamara and Thomas Smith - discharged 30 Apr 1904. Mortgagor was Robert Gardiner Watson.9 
Land-UBeac*30 Apr 1904 GEM-C-8. Transfer from Robert Gardiner Watson to Robert Moffat Pender. 115a 2r 5p.10 
Land-UBeac30 Apr 1904 PAK-231.232.233.238. Transfer from Robert Gardiner Watson to Robert Moffat Pender.11 
Death*3 Mar 1914 Frankston, VIC, Australia, #D1695 (Age 69) [par James WATSON & Margaret GARDINER].12 
Death-Notice6 Mar 1914WATSON.-On the 3rd March, at Nurse Jackson's private hospital, Frankston, Robert Gardiner, the dearly loved husband of Janet Watson, late of Drouin and Mount Gambier, South Australian papers please copy.13 
Death-Notice*11 Mar 1914WATSON.-On March 3, at Private Hospital, Frankston, Robert Gardiner Watson, beloved husband of Janet Watson.14 
Probate (Will)*29 Apr 1914 133/364. Grazier. Frankston.15 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Border Watch (Mt Gambier) 18 Dec 1875, p2.
  3. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Border Watch (Mount Gambier), 13 May 1885, p2.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-694 - Robert Gardiner Watson of Mt Gambier Esquire.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1381-160 / C/T 1161-158 / C/T 1294-608 / C/T 2027-209 - Robert Gardiner Watson of Mt Gambier Esquire.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1381-160 / C/T 1161-158 / 1294-608 / C/T 1294-694 - 1st mortgage discharged 7 May 1900 - a second mortgage was taken out 27 Jun 1900 - discharged 25 Aug 1903.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1381-160 / C/T 1161-158 / 1294-608 / C/T 1294-694 - Mortgagees: William Yule, Michael McNamara and Thomas Smith - discharged 30 Apr 1904.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-694 - Robert Moffatt Pender of Caversham Pakenham Esquire - C/T 2984-789.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1381-160 / C/T 1161-158 / C/T 1294-608 / C/T 2027-209 - Robert Moffatt Pender of Caversham Pakenham Esquire - C/T 2984-789.
  12. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Mar 1914, p1.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Border Watch (Mt Gambier) 11 Mar 1914, p2.
  15. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
Last Edited17 Sep 2017
 

NOTE

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