Roy Cameron Walker

M, #542, b. 8 Sep 1920, d. 8 Mar 1943
Roy Cameron WALKER
(1920-1943)
Father*Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker b. 1886, d. 11 Apr 1962
Mother*Annie Margaret Cameron b. 1893, d. Oct 1966
Birth*8 Sep 1920 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #B30795.1 
Military14 Jul 1941Enlisted for military service: Moonee Ponds, VIC, Australia, Australian Army Service Number V48142 - Date of Discharge 19 Nov 1941 - Rank Private - Posting at Discharge 58 Battalion.2 
Military*23 May 1942Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 418587 - Date of Death 8 Mar 1943 - Rank Leading Aircraftman - Posting on Death 5 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL URANQUINTY - Roll of Honour BEACONSFIELD UPPER.3 
Death*8 Mar 1943 Narrandera, NSW, Australia, aircraft accident.4 
Death-Notice*10 Mar 1943 WALKER.-On March 8 (result of accident), L.A.C. Roy Cameron, dearly loved only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Walker, Fassifern, Upper Beaconsfield, and Essendon, and loved brother of Nancy (Mrs. Barraclough) and Audrey (Mrs. Ridgway).
WALKER.-A tribute to the memory of our friend, L.A.C. Roy Cameron, accidentally killed March 8. (Inserted by employees of Charles R. Walker & Son, Lyon street, Essendon.)5 
Village Bell*Oct 2000 The shire has erected a new flagpole at the cenotaph. The old flagpole was showing signs of wear, it was rusting in places. The old flagpole was donated to the RSL and the township by Mr Charles Roy Walker, then of Fassifern, in memory of his son Roy who was killed in 1943. Roy Walker's sister, Mrs Audrey Ridgeway of Berwick, was pleased to know that the old flagpole has been "recycled". Keith Ewenson and his son saw the council workers who were demolishing the flagpole, and saved it. They have removed all of the rusty and dangerous parts and it will proudly fly the flag in the garden of 1 McBride Road, adjacent to the Cenotaph. Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker, Keith Ewenson6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Mar 1943: SIX KILLED IN TWO AIR COLLISIONS. SYDNEY, Thursday. L.A.C. Roy Cameron Walker, of Essendon (Vic.) and L.A.C. Lindsay Thompson, of Ulolo, Brawlin (N.S.W.) were killed when two aircraft, in which they were flying solo, collided during cross-country exercises in Southern New South Wales.4
  • 8 Mar 1944: IN MEMORIAM. Roll of Honour-On Active Service WALKER.-In loving memory of Roy Cameron Walker L.A.C., R.A.A.F., who died on March 8, 1943 (aircraft accident), beloved only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Walker, Fassifern, Beaconsfield Upper, and loved brother of Nancy and Audrey.
    WALKER.-In memory of Roy (R.A.A.F.), accidentally killed March 8, 1943. -One of nature's gentlemen. (Williams and Izard families. Benalla.)7
  • 8 Mar 1945: IN MEMORIAM. WALKER.-In proud and loving memory of Roy Cameron (R.A.A.F.), killed in aircraft accident. March 8, 1943, dearly loved only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Walker, Fassifern, Beaconsfield Upper, and Essendon.
    WALKER.-In loving memory of Roy Cameron (R.A.A.F.) killed March 8, 1943, dearly loved brother of Nancy (Mrs. Bryan Barroclough) and Audrey (Mrs. Alan Ridgway.)
    WALKER.-In Sad and lasting memory of Roy, who made the supreme sacrifice, March 8. 1943, -They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old. (Williams and Izard families. Benalla.)8
  • 8 Mar 1947: IN MEMORIAM. Roll of Honour-On Active Service. WALKER-In proud and loving memory of Roy Cameron, 418587. R.A.A.F., killed in aircraft accident on March 8, 1943, beloved only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R Walker, Fassifern, Beaconsfield Upper, and loved brother of Nancy and Audrey.9

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B30795."
  2. [S30] World War Two Nominal Roll https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/
    Name      WALKER, ROY CAMERON
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      V48142
    Date of Birth      8 Sep 1920
    Place of Birth      ESSENDON, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      14 Jul 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      ESSENDON, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      MOONEE PONDS, VIC
    Next of Kin      WALKER, CHARLES
    Date of Discharge      19 Nov 1941
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      58 Battalion
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  3. [S30] World War Two Nominal Roll https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/
    Name      WALKER, ROY CAMERON
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      418587
    Date of Birth      8 Sep 1920
    Place of Birth      ESSENDON, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      23 May 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      Unknown
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      WALKER, CHARLES
    Date of Death      8 Mar 1943
    Rank      Leading Aircraftman
    Posting on Death      5 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL URANQUINTY
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No
    Roll of Honour      BEACONSFIELD UPPER.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times (ACT), 19 Mar 1943, p3.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Mar 1943, p2.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell Issue 136 - Oct 2000, p4.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Mar 1944, p12.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Mar 1945, p2.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Mar 1947, p20.
Last Edited29 Dec 2015

Richard Alan Ridgway

M, #544, b. 2 Aug 1916, d. 16 Jun 1986
Probate (Will)* Richard Alan Ridgway. Farmer. Berwick. 16 Jun 1986. 983/310.1       
Birth*2 Aug 1916 Surrey Hills, VIC, Australia, #B25085 [par Marcus RIDGWAY & Mabel ASHER].2,3 
Military*4 Sep 1939Enlisted for military service: Point Cook, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 551 - Discharge 12 Nov 1945 - Squadron Leader 71 Wing Headquarters.4 
Marriage-Notice*5 Nov 1940 The marriage of Noel Audrey Walker, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Walker, Fassifern, Beaconsfield Upper, and Flying-Officer Richard Alan Ridgway, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ridgway, Mills st., Hampton, will be celebrated on Saturday at St. John's Church, Beaconsfield.5 
Marriage*9 Nov 1940 Spouse: Noel Audrey Walker. St John's Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M17064/1940, Noel Audrey WALKER & Richd Alan RIDGWAY.5,6
 
BeaconhillsGolf*26 May 1948 Foundation Member of Beaconhills Country Golf Club.7 
Death*16 Jun 1986 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D13989 (Age 69) [par Marcus RIDGWAY & Mabel ASHER] - died of heart failure
cremated at Springvale, remains collected.8,9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1967Princes Highway, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Noel Audrey Ridgway.10
1972Princes Highway, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Noel Audrey Ridgway.11
bt 1977 - 1980Beaumont Road, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Noel Audrey Ridgway.12,13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Jul 1940: ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED. Noel Audrey Walker, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Walker, of Fassifern, Beaconsfield Upper, to Pilot-Officer. Richard Alan Ridgway, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ridgway, Mills st., Hampton. Noel Audrey Walker14

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P17, unit 188; VPRS 7591/P13, unit 38.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B25085 [par Marcus RIDGWAY & Mabel ASHER]."
  3. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
    Age 69; Date of Birth 2/08/1916.
  4. [S30] World War Two Nominal Roll https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/
    Name      RIDGWAY, RICHARD ALAN
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      551
    Date of Birth      2 Aug 1916
    Place of Birth      SURREY HILLS, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      4 Sep 1939
    Locality on Enlistment      Unknown
    Place of Enlistment      POINT COOK, VIC
    Next of Kin      RIDGWAY, NOEL
    Date of Discharge      12 Nov 1945
    Rank      Squadron Leader
    Posting at Discharge      71 Wing Headquarters
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Nov 1940, p6.
  6. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M17064/1940, Noel Audrey WALKER & Richd Alan RIDGWAY."
  7. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Committee Meeting 26 May 1948 on nomination of F B Shepherd.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
    Cremated - Remains Collected.
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D13989 birthplace Surrey Hills."
  10. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  11. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  12. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  13. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 Jul 1940, p7.
Last Edited8 Oct 2022

Thomas Maitland Adams

M, #545, b. 24 Jul 1836, d. 5 Apr 1897
Father*John Adams b. 1788, d. 1867
Mother*Alison Christison b. 1797
Birth*24 Jul 1836 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.1,2 
Note* Thomas Maitland ADAMS was probably named after Thomas MAITLAND (1792–1851), who later became Lord Dundrennan. He was a Scottish lawyer and judge and Solicitor General for Scotland 1840-41 and 1846-1850. Thus Thomas Maitland ADAMS named his property after Lord Dundrennan.3 
Marriage*25 Jan 1861 Spouse: Agnes Begbie. Leith, Midlothian, Scotland.4,5
 
Land-UBeac*12 Jun 1877Selection: PAK-129. 19a 3r 38p - Land File 16/49.4 - Crown grant to T. M. ADAMS on 21 Dec 1880. Rated on this property until 1884/5, then subdivided. After 1885 only 4 acres. Other part of property combined with PAK-123.125 (total 53ac.)6,7 
Land-UBeac*7 Jan 1881 PAK-129. Transfer from Thomas Maitland Adams to The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society. 19a 3r 38p.8 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Adams, Thos. M. contractor.9 
Death*5 Apr 1897 "Dundrennan", Beaconsfield North, VIC, Australia, #D4022 (Age 60) [par John ADAMS & Alison CHRISTISON].10 
Death-Notice*6 Apr 1897 ADAMS.—On the 5th April, at his late residence, Dundrennan, Upper Beaconsfield, Thomas Maitland Adams formerly of the Crown Office, Edinburgh and last surviving son of the late John Adams, Esq., S.S.C., and secretary to the late Lord Cockburn, aged 61. At rest.
The friends of the late THOMAS MAITLAND ADAMS, Upper Beaconsfield, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Berwick General Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Dundrennan, Upper Beaconsfield, on Wednesday, the 7th at 1.30, arriving at Berwick Cemetery at 3 o'clock.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 18413 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Adams;
Age 5
Member(s) of Household: Alison Christison William Adams12
30 Mar 18513 North Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Adams;
Age 14 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Alison Adams, John Adams, George Christison Adams, William Adams, Agnes Adams, Isabella Adams13
7 Apr 186113 West Brighton Crescent, Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Adams;
Age 24 - Assist Registrar Of Births Edinburgh
Member(s) of Household: Alison Adams Isabella Adams14

Grave

  • Plot 5-179-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia15,16

Family

Agnes Begbie b. 21 Nov 1842, d. 3 May 1930
Children 1.Alice Barbara Adams+ b. 5 Jun 1861, d. 14 May 1955
 2.Agnes Adams b. Mar 1866, d. 31 Mar 1866

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D4022 age 60 [par John ADAMS & Alison CHRISTISON]."
  2. [S31] IGI "C119841."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#4141 age 88 [par BEGBIE Adams & Unknown]."
  5. [S187] FamilySearch "M11692-1 (as T M Adams)."
  6. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3886
    16/49 THOMAS MAITLAND ADAMS PAKENHAM 129 19--3--38. 1877 - 1880.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1205-992 - Thomas Maitland Adams of Beaconsfield Selector.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1205-992 - The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society - C/T 1290-959.
  9. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  10. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Apr 1897, p1.
  12. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Free CENPiece: SCT1841/685 Place: Edinburgh -Midlothian Enumeration District: 7 Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: St Luke's Folio: 54 Page: 2
    Address: 3 Charlotte Street North
    ADAMS      John      M 50 Writer Midlothian     
    ADAMS      Alison      F 45 Outside Census County (1841)           
    ADAMS     Alison Inglis F 20 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS     Elizabeth F 20 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      John M      20 Clerk Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      Jessie F     18 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      George     M 16 Midlothian                 
    Page: 54/3
    ADAMS      William      M 14 Midlothian           
    ADAMS      Agnes      F 10 Midlothian           
    ADAMS      Isabella F 7 Midlothian      
    ADAMS      Thomas M 5 Midlothian                 
    THOMSON Winifred F     20 Female Servant            Midlothian           
    WALLACE Ann F     15 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841).     
  13. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Free CEN Piece: SCT1851/685 Place: Edinburgh -Midlothian Enumeration District: 21- Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
    Folio: 734 Page: 31 Schedule: 84 Address: 3 North Charlotte Street
    ADAMS      John      Head      M      M      63      Solicitor Supreme Court In Midlothian - St Andrews
    ADAMS      Alison      Wife      M      F      54                       East Lothian - -     
    ADAMS     John      Son      U      M      30      Solicitor Supreme Court In Midlothian - St Cuthberts
    ADAMS     George Christison Son     U     M      26      Writer Edinburgh Midlothian - St Andrews
    ADAMS      William           Son     U     M     24     Writer Edinburgh Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS      Agnes           Dau     U     F     19     Student       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS     Isabella           Dau     U     F     16     Scholar       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS      Thomas M     Son      U      M     14     Scholar       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    Page: 734/32
    CHRISTISON Agnes     Sislaw     U     F     38      Housekeeper       East Lothian - Innerwick     
    WALLACE Isabella           Servt     U     F     18 House Servant Midlothian - South Leith
    MCLACHLAN     Bell      Servt     U     F     21      House Servant       Fife - Falkland     
    CHRISTISON     George     Visitr     M     M     28      Commercial Traveller (Wine)      East Lothian - Innerwick.
  14. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Parish: Duddingston; ED: 7; Page: 26; Line: 25; Roll: CSSCT1861_123."
  15. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-179-A     Adams     William     M     65     01/10/1891
    5-179-B     Adams     Thomas M. M     61     07/04/1897
    5-179-B     Adams     Agnes     F     88     24/04/1930.
  16. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials Billion Graves "https://billiongraves.com/grave/William-Adams/2166278."
Last Edited19 Nov 2019

John Adams

M, #546, b. 1788, d. 1867
Birth*1788 
Marriage*24 Jul 1816 Spouse: Alison Christison. St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland.1
 
Death*1867 
Probate (Will)* ADAMS JOHN. 30/04/1867. SOLICITOR TO SUPREME COURTS OF SCOTLAND, RESIDING AT NO. 1 LYNEDOCH PLACE OF EDINBURGH, DIED IN PORTOBELLO INVENTORY. EDINBURGH SHERIFF COURT INVENTORIES. SC70/1/134.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 18413 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandHead of Household: John Adams. Age 50 - Writer
Member(s) of Household: Alison Christison, William Adams, Thomas Maitland Adams.3
30 Mar 18513 North Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandHead of Household: John Adams. Age 63 - Solicitor In Supreme Court          
Member(s) of Household: Alison Adams, John Adams, George Christison Adams, William Adams, Agnes Adams, Isabella Adams, Thomas Maitland Adams.4
7 Apr 186113 West Brighton Crescent, Duddingston, Midlothian, ScotlandHead of Household: John Adams. Age 74 - Solicitor (retired)
Member(s) of Household: Alison Adams, Isabella Adams, Thomas Maitland Adams.5

Family

Alison Christison b. 1797
Children 1.William Adams b. 29 Oct 1826, d. 30 Sep 1891
 2.Thomas Maitland Adams+ b. 24 Jul 1836, d. 5 Apr 1897

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI "LDS member submitted."
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Free CENPiece: SCT1841/685 Place: Edinburgh -Midlothian Enumeration District: 7 Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: St Luke's Folio: 54 Page: 2
    Address: 3 Charlotte Street North
    ADAMS      John      M 50 Writer Midlothian     
    ADAMS      Alison      F 45 Outside Census County (1841)           
    ADAMS     Alison Inglis F 20 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS     Elizabeth F 20 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      John M      20 Clerk Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      Jessie F     18 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      George     M 16 Midlothian                 
    Page: 54/3
    ADAMS      William      M 14 Midlothian           
    ADAMS      Agnes      F 10 Midlothian           
    ADAMS      Isabella F 7 Midlothian      
    ADAMS      Thomas M 5 Midlothian                 
    THOMSON Winifred F     20 Female Servant            Midlothian           
    WALLACE Ann F     15 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841).     
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Free CEN Piece: SCT1851/685 Place: Edinburgh -Midlothian Enumeration District: 21- Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
    Folio: 734 Page: 31 Schedule: 84 Address: 3 North Charlotte Street
    ADAMS      John      Head      M      M      63      Solicitor Supreme Court In Midlothian - St Andrews
    ADAMS      Alison      Wife      M      F      54                       East Lothian - -     
    ADAMS     John      Son      U      M      30      Solicitor Supreme Court In Midlothian - St Cuthberts
    ADAMS     George Christison Son     U     M      26      Writer Edinburgh Midlothian - St Andrews
    ADAMS      William           Son     U     M     24     Writer Edinburgh Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS      Agnes           Dau     U     F     19     Student       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS     Isabella           Dau     U     F     16     Scholar       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS      Thomas M     Son      U      M     14     Scholar       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    Page: 734/32
    CHRISTISON Agnes     Sislaw     U     F     38      Housekeeper       East Lothian - Innerwick     
    WALLACE Isabella           Servt     U     F     18 House Servant Midlothian - South Leith
    MCLACHLAN     Bell      Servt     U     F     21      House Servant       Fife - Falkland     
    CHRISTISON     George     Visitr     M     M     28      Commercial Traveller (Wine)      East Lothian - Innerwick.
  5. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Parish: Duddingston; ED: 7; Page: 26; Line: 25; Roll: CSSCT1861_123."
Last Edited15 Apr 2018

Alison Christison

F, #547, b. 1797
Married NameAdams. 
Birth*1797 Haddingtonshire, Scotland. 
Marriage*24 Jul 1816 Spouse: John Adams. St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland.1
 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 18413 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Adams;
Age 45
Member(s) of Household: William Adams Thomas Maitland Adams2
30 Mar 18513 North Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Adams;
Age 54
Member(s) of Household: John Adams, George Christison Adams, William Adams, Agnes Adams, Isabella Adams, Thomas Maitland Adams3
7 Apr 186113 West Brighton Crescent, Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Adams;
Age 67
Member(s) of Household: Isabella Adams Thomas Maitland Adams4

Family

John Adams b. 1788, d. 1867
Children 1.William Adams b. 29 Oct 1826, d. 30 Sep 1891
 2.Thomas Maitland Adams+ b. 24 Jul 1836, d. 5 Apr 1897

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI "LDS member submitted."
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Free CENPiece: SCT1841/685 Place: Edinburgh -Midlothian Enumeration District: 7 Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: St Luke's Folio: 54 Page: 2
    Address: 3 Charlotte Street North
    ADAMS      John      M 50 Writer Midlothian     
    ADAMS      Alison      F 45 Outside Census County (1841)           
    ADAMS     Alison Inglis F 20 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS     Elizabeth F 20 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      John M      20 Clerk Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      Jessie F     18 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      George     M 16 Midlothian                 
    Page: 54/3
    ADAMS      William      M 14 Midlothian           
    ADAMS      Agnes      F 10 Midlothian           
    ADAMS      Isabella F 7 Midlothian      
    ADAMS      Thomas M 5 Midlothian                 
    THOMSON Winifred F     20 Female Servant            Midlothian           
    WALLACE Ann F     15 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841).     
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Free CEN Piece: SCT1851/685 Place: Edinburgh -Midlothian Enumeration District: 21- Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
    Folio: 734 Page: 31 Schedule: 84 Address: 3 North Charlotte Street
    ADAMS      John      Head      M      M      63      Solicitor Supreme Court In Midlothian - St Andrews
    ADAMS      Alison      Wife      M      F      54                       East Lothian - -     
    ADAMS     John      Son      U      M      30      Solicitor Supreme Court In Midlothian - St Cuthberts
    ADAMS     George Christison Son     U     M      26      Writer Edinburgh Midlothian - St Andrews
    ADAMS      William           Son     U     M     24     Writer Edinburgh Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS      Agnes           Dau     U     F     19     Student       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS     Isabella           Dau     U     F     16     Scholar       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS      Thomas M     Son      U      M     14     Scholar       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    Page: 734/32
    CHRISTISON Agnes     Sislaw     U     F     38      Housekeeper       East Lothian - Innerwick     
    WALLACE Isabella           Servt     U     F     18 House Servant Midlothian - South Leith
    MCLACHLAN     Bell      Servt     U     F     21      House Servant       Fife - Falkland     
    CHRISTISON     George     Visitr     M     M     28      Commercial Traveller (Wine)      East Lothian - Innerwick.
  4. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Parish: Duddingston; ED: 7; Page: 26; Line: 25; Roll: CSSCT1861_123."
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

William Adams

M, #548, b. 29 Oct 1826, d. 30 Sep 1891
Father*John Adams b. 1788, d. 1867
Mother*Alison Christison b. 1797
Note* Rates: 1878/79 to 1882/83: 20 acres Allot 125. From 1884/85 40 acres Gembrook Allot 57 to 1892/93 (exec not known.) 
Birth*29 Oct 1826 Edinburgh, Scotland.1,2 
Land-UBeac*9 Oct 1876Selection: PAK-125. 18a 3r 13p (originally 19a 3r 27p) - Land File 15/49.4 - Selected by W. ADAMS on 15 Nov 1881. Originally pegged 40 acres on 9 Oct 1876, but before he was granted a lease the new land act came into force which allowed only 20 acres per selector. Adams could either take it or leave it. Later on 1/3 to 1/2 chain was taken off his land to provide access to Ford. Adams was upset as this was where he wanted to build his house. He did build a log hut measuring 10x15 of sawn logs and stuff and bark, named Holyrood.3,4 
Land-Note*2 Dec 1876 PAK-125. Berwick 2 Dec 1876. Sir, I have this day paid to the Postmistress Berwick £4 15/ as survey fees for 40 acres of land in the Parish of Pakenham selected by me. I ought to have done this yesterday but I have been confined to bed with a serious illness and was only able to get as far as the P.O. today. I understand Mr Whitelaw is surveying in that quarter at present and I shall feel much obliged were you to authorise him to survey mine while there. I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servant. William Adams.5 
Land-Note16 Jan 1877 PAK-125. Berwick, 16 Jan 1877. Sir, As most of the licenses to the holders of 20 acre blocks in the parish of Pakenham under the 49th Section have been issued, I would feel much obliged by you informing me when I may expect my license for (No 25) block. It has been surveyed and recommended seven months ago. I have the honor, Sir, to be your most obedient servant, William Adams.6 
Land-Note13 Dec 1877 PAK-125. Berwick, 13 Dec 1877. Sir, Mr Oldham who holds a selection adjoining mine (No 25) to the south and west, has applied to me for permission to have a road surveyed thro' my ground along the dividing line between T. M. Adams and myself on to the road bounding Mr Bullen's south line, of the breadth of 25 feet. I am agreeable that this be done. I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servant. William Adams.7 
Land-Note6 May 1878 PAK-125. Berwick 6 May 1878. Sir, I saw by the Gazette of 19th ulto that the licence for my selection in the Parish of Pakenham was ready for issue the amount being £1 18/. Accordingly, Mr Brisbane here sent a cheque for the amount on the 25th to the receiver which was returned to me cancelled as the amount ought to have been £2 - 6 including I suppose 2/6 for license which was not stated in the Gazette as the total carried out was £1.18/- and as I have had no notice from the Land Office of the amount payable that was the reason of the mistake. I took the cheque back to Brisbane to get it rectified, but whether he was done so or not I do not know as I have had no receipt from the receiver. Will you kindly let me know when ... time for payment. I have the honor to remain your most obedient servant William Adams.8 
Land-Note27 May 1878 PAK-125. Berwick, 27 May 1878. Sir, I believe my licence for 19 acres in the Parish of Pakenham lies with you. Would you be kind enough to forward it to me. I paid my rent and licence fee on 7 May. My block is number 25 on the plan. I have the honor, Sir, to be your most obedient servant, William Adams.9 
Land-Note24 Jun 1878 PAK-125. Berwick, 24 June 1878. Sir, I had the honor to receive your communication along with my licence for the selection in the Parish of Pakenham, dated 13th inst this day. I have the honor, Sir, to remain your most obedient servant, William Adams.10 
Land-UBeac*7 Mar 1882 PAK-125. Transfer from William Adams to The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society. 18a 3r 13p.11 
Land-UBeacabt 1884Selection: GEM-D-57. 40a 0r 0p - Land File 12004/19.20
Crown Grant to W ADAMS on 9 Jul 1904 (date on title.)12,13 
Land-Note*16 Aug 1886 GEM-E-11 / GEM-D-74. John Harris Statutory declaration is support of application for forfeiture. I, William Adams of Beaconsfield do solemnly declare, that I am informed and believe that John Harris of Gembrook ... That he has not put any improvements, resided or cultivated the land.14 
Land-Note*19 Feb 1890 GEM-D-57: Mortgagee: Simon Paternoster. Discharged 3 Oct 1908. Mortgagor was William Adams.15 
Death*30 Sep 1891 Beaconsfield North, VIC, Australia, #D13399 (Age 65) [par John ADAMS & Alison CHRISTISON].16 
Death-Notice*10 Oct 1891 ADAMS.—On the 30th September, at Dundrennan, Beaconsfield, William Adams, third son of John Adams, Esq., solicitor, Supreme Courts, Scotland, Edinburgh, aged 65 years.17 
Land-UBeac*9 Jul 1904 GEM-D-57. Transfer from William Adams to Simon Paternoster. 40a.18 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 18413 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Adams;
Age 14
Member(s) of Household: Alison Christison Thomas Maitland Adams19
30 Mar 18513 North Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Adams;
Age 24 - Writer Edinburgh
Member(s) of Household: Alison Adams, John Adams, George Christison Adams, Agnes Adams, Isabella Adams, Thomas Maitland Adams20

Grave

  • Plot 5-179-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia21,2

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Jul 1884: The following cases were admitted into the Alfred Hospital yesterday.—William Adams, aged 57 years, a contractor, residing at Beaconsfield, suffering from a fractured leg, caused by his foot turning under him.22
  • 16 Jul 1884: Among the cases admitted to Melbourne Hospital on Thursday last was William Adams, aged 57, a contractor, living at Beaconsfield, suffering from a fractured leg, received while dancing.23
  • 25 Nov 1886: The following cases were admitted into the Alfred Hospital yesterday:—William Adams, aged 60 years, a labourer, living at Beaconsfield, with a fracture of his right leg, caused by a fall from a horse24

Citations

  1. [S187] FamilySearch "gives birth date as 26 Oct 1826."
  2. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials Billion Graves "https://billiongraves.com/grave/William-Adams/2166278."
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3886 15/49 WILLIAM ADAMS PAKENHAM 125 18--3--13. 1876 - 1882.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1315-984 - William Adams of Beaconsfield Contractor.
  5. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Letter in Land File 15/49.
  6. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Letter dated 16 Jan 1877 in Land File 15/49.
  7. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Letter dated 13 Dec 1877 in Land File 15/49.
  8. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Letter dated 6 May 1878 in Land File 15/49.
  9. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Letter dated 27 May 1878 in Land File 15/49.
  10. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Letter dated 24 Jun 1878 in Land File 15/49.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1315-984 William Adams to The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society - C/T 1335-832.
  12. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 12004/19.20.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3037-391 - William Adams of Beaconsfield Contractor.
  14. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 1811/49.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3037-391 - Mortgage No 109809 - discharged 3 Oct 1908.
  16. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Oct 1891, p43.
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3039-747 - transfer by mortgagee to Browne on 3 Oct 1908.
  19. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Free CENPiece: SCT1841/685 Place: Edinburgh -Midlothian Enumeration District: 7 Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: St Luke's Folio: 54 Page: 2
    Address: 3 Charlotte Street North
    ADAMS      John      M 50 Writer Midlothian     
    ADAMS      Alison      F 45 Outside Census County (1841)           
    ADAMS     Alison Inglis F 20 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS     Elizabeth F 20 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      John M      20 Clerk Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      Jessie F     18 Midlothian                 
    ADAMS      George     M 16 Midlothian                 
    Page: 54/3
    ADAMS      William      M 14 Midlothian           
    ADAMS      Agnes      F 10 Midlothian           
    ADAMS      Isabella F 7 Midlothian      
    ADAMS      Thomas M 5 Midlothian                 
    THOMSON Winifred F     20 Female Servant            Midlothian           
    WALLACE Ann F     15 Female Servant Outside Census County (1841).     
  20. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Free CEN Piece: SCT1851/685 Place: Edinburgh -Midlothian Enumeration District: 21- Civil Parish: Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
    Folio: 734 Page: 31 Schedule: 84 Address: 3 North Charlotte Street
    ADAMS      John      Head      M      M      63      Solicitor Supreme Court In Midlothian - St Andrews
    ADAMS      Alison      Wife      M      F      54                       East Lothian - -     
    ADAMS     John      Son      U      M      30      Solicitor Supreme Court In Midlothian - St Cuthberts
    ADAMS     George Christison Son     U     M      26      Writer Edinburgh Midlothian - St Andrews
    ADAMS      William           Son     U     M     24     Writer Edinburgh Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS      Agnes           Dau     U     F     19     Student       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS     Isabella           Dau     U     F     16     Scholar       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    ADAMS      Thomas M     Son      U      M     14     Scholar       Midlothian - St Andrews     
    Page: 734/32
    CHRISTISON Agnes     Sislaw     U     F     38      Housekeeper       East Lothian - Innerwick     
    WALLACE Isabella           Servt     U     F     18 House Servant Midlothian - South Leith
    MCLACHLAN     Bell      Servt     U     F     21      House Servant       Fife - Falkland     
    CHRISTISON     George     Visitr     M     M     28      Commercial Traveller (Wine)      East Lothian - Innerwick.
  21. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-179-A     Adams     William     M     65     01/10/1891
    5-179-B     Adams     Thomas M. M     61     07/04/1897
    5-179-B     Adams     Agnes     F     88     24/04/1930.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 Jul 1884, p6.
  23. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 16 Jul 1884, p2.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Nov 1886, p8.
Last Edited19 Mar 2023

Agnes Begbie

F, #549, b. 21 Nov 1842, d. 3 May 1930
Married NameAdams. 
Birth*21 Nov 1842 Whitehaugh, Peeblesshire, Scotland. [par James BEGBIE & Barbara BIRD]1 
Marriage*25 Jan 1861 Spouse: Thomas Maitland Adams. Leith, Midlothian, Scotland.2,3
 
Land-UBeac*19 Mar 1885 PAK-60 LP1137 (Lot 40). Transfer from Rev George William Torrance to Agnes Adams. 4a 0r 17 4/10p.4 
Land-Note*15 Jun 1885 PAK-60 LP1137 (Lot 40): Mortgagee: James Brown Russell - discharged 8 Jan 1887. Mortgagor was Agnes Adams.5 
Land-Note9 Oct 1885 PAK-60 LP1137 (Lot 40): Mortgagee: James Brown Russell - discharged 8 Jan 1887. Mortgagor was Agnes Adams.6 
Land-Note9 Jan 1887 PAK-60 LP1137 (Lot 40): Mortgagee: John Mitchell Purves - discharged 17 Jan 1910. Mortgagor was Agnes Adams.7 
Land-Note16 Nov 1892 PAK-60 LP1137 (Lot 40). In consequence of the duplicate Certificate of Title having as is alleged been lost a Special Certificate of Title to the within land was issued on the 16th November 1892.8 
Widow5 Apr 1897She became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Maitland Adams.9 
Land-Note17 Jan 1910 PAK-60 LP1137 (Lot 40): Mortgagee: Arthur Stewart Woolcott and John Drysdale - discharged 20 May 1913. Mortgagor was Agnes Adams.10 
Land-Note2 Sep 1914 PAK-60 LP1137 (Lot 40): Mortgagee: Henrietta Sophia Kempson - discharged 30 Nov 1936. Mortgagor was Agnes Adams.11 
Death*3 May 1930 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #4141 (Age 88) [par BEGBIE Adams & Unknown].12 
Death-Notice*6 May 1930 Mrs Adams, one of the oldest residents, has died, aged 88 years.13 
Probate (Will)* 236/087, Widow, Beaconsfield Upper. Will dated 31 Dec 1929. probate granted to Alice Barbara RENFREE.14,15 
Land-Note30 Nov 1936 Agnes Adams died on 3rd May 1930. Probate of her will has been granted to Alice Barbara Renfree of Beaconsfiled Upper Widow.16 
Land-UBeac*5 Dec 1945 PAK-60 LP1137 (Lot 40). Transfer from Agnes Adams to Robert Harold Prentice. 4a 17 4/10p.17 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851John Watson's Institution (The Orphan Hospital), St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandAge 8 - Pupil, born Peebles-shire18,19,20
7 Apr 1861Barbara BEGBIE (Farmer's Widow), 26 Bath Street, Duddingston, Midlothian, ScotlandAge 1821
bt 1903 - 1906Maudrenan, VIC, Australia22,23,24
bt 1909 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40

Grave

  • Plot 5-179-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia41,42

Family

Thomas Maitland Adams b. 24 Jul 1836, d. 5 Apr 1897
Children 1.Alice Barbara Adams+ b. 5 Jun 1861, d. 14 May 1955
 2.Agnes Adams b. Mar 1866, d. 31 Mar 1866

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jul 1930: AFTER the evaporation of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria, that PROBATE of the WILL, dated 31st December, 1929, of AGNES ADAMS, late of Beaconsfield Upper, in Victoria, widow, deceased, may be granted to Alice Renfree, of Beaconsfield Upper, widow, being the executrix, appointed by the said will. , Alice Barbara Renfree15

Citations

  1. [S187] FamilySearch "C11768-7."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#4141 age 88 [par BEGBIE Adams & Unknown]."
  3. [S187] FamilySearch "M11692-1 (as T M Adams)."
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 881-116 - Agnes Adams the wife of Thomas Maitland Adams of Beaconsfield Contractor - C/T 1837-227.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1837-227 - Mortgage No 74312 - James Brown Russell - discharged 8 Jan 1887.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1837-227 - Mortgage No 74313 - James Brown Russell - discharged 8 Jan 1887.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1837-227 - Mortgage No 78632 - John Mitchell Purves - discharged 17 Jan 1910. A caveat No 25812 was lodged affecting mortgage on 25 Jul 1892 - lapsed 17 Jan 1910.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1837-227 - In consequence of the duplicate Certificate of Title having as is alleged been lost a Special Certificate of Title to the within land was issued on the 16th November 1892 Vide RI No 697050.
  9. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1837-227 - Mortgage No 279079 - Arthur Stewart Woolcott and John Drysdale - discharged 20 May 1913.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1837-227 - Mortgage No 338195 - Henrietta Sophia Kempson - discharged 30 Nov 1936.
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 May 1930, p14.
  14. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2113;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 826.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Jul 1930, p17.
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1837-227 - Agnes Adams died on 3rd May 1930. Probate of her will has been granted to Alice Barbara Renfree of Beaconsfiled Upper Widow.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1837-227 - Robert Harold Prentice of 17 High Street Prahran Military Pensioner - C/T 6818-438.
  18. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts; ED: John Watsons Institution; Page: 7; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1851_184; Year: 1851."
  19. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "mother Barbara BEGBIE, 40 years old, at 1 Regent Street Portobello, Midlothian. With Mary BEGBIE age 15 (Scholar) and George BEGBIE age 12 (Apprentice Railway Officer)."
  20. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk - probably her father's probate
    BEGBIE JAMES 25/12/1851 RESIDING AT PARKEND HADDINGTON SHERIFF COURT SC40/40/8.
  21. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Parish: Duddingston; ED: 4; Page: 3; Line: 2; Roll: CSSCT1861_123.
    mother was born at Berwick, Berwickshire Age 52 (c1809)."
  22. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  23. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  24. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  25. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  26. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  27. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  28. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  29. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  30. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  31. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  32. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  33. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  34. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  35. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  36. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  37. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  38. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  39. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  40. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  41. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-179-A     Adams     William     M     65     01/10/1891
    5-179-B     Adams     Thomas M. M     61     07/04/1897
    5-179-B     Adams     Agnes     F     88     24/04/1930.
  42. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials Billion Graves "https://billiongraves.com/grave/William-Adams/2166278."
Last Edited8 Apr 2016

Agnes Adams

F, #550, b. Mar 1866, d. 31 Mar 1866
Father*Thomas Maitland Adams b. 24 Jul 1836, d. 5 Apr 1897
Mother*Agnes Begbie b. 21 Nov 1842, d. 3 May 1930
Birth*Mar 1866 Emerald Diggings, Emerald, VIC, Australia, #B1810.1 
Death*31 Mar 1866 Emerald Diggings, Emerald, VIC, Australia, #D1149 (Age 1W). Died because she was weakened from premature birth. No medical attendance, other than nurse Mrs Kilpatrick. Father a miner. Buried on private ground on Emerald Diggings.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "viewed certificate at Emerald Museum."
Last Edited10 Apr 2014

William Henry Dale

M, #551, b. 25 Jul 1834, d. 29 Dec 1907
Father*William Dale b. 1786, d. 23 Feb 1854
Mother*Ann Astley b. 1788, d. Jun 1850
(Heir) Probate (Will) James Dale Atchison.1 
Related* James Dale Atchison according to J D ATCHISON's will William Henry DALE is the uncle of James Dale ATCHISON, but they are cousins.2 
Birth*25 Jul 1834 Manchester, Lancashire, England.3,4 
Christeningabt 1838 St George Road, Oxford Street Baptist, Manchester, Lancashire, England, born 25 July 1834 - baptism may have taken place some years later, as there are children on the same page born 1837.3
Marriage*Sep 1854 Spouse: Margaret Ruth Parry. Manchester, Lancashire, England, Sep Q 1854 (Manchester) 8d 564. William Henry DALE & Margaret Ruth PARRY.5,6
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelOct 1865 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Albion
Age 36.7 
Land-UBeacb 1884Selection: GEM-D-14. 20a 0r 0p - Land File 1476/49.4
Crown Grant to W. H. DALE on 17 Jul 1884.8,9 
Land-UBeac*3 Sep 1884 GEM-D-14. Transfer from William Henry Dale to The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society. 20a 0r 0p.10 
(Witness) Educationabt 1885William Henry Dale was the guardian during Annie Angleton's education from abt 1885 at Upper Beaconsfield; attended State School 2560 - age at admission 11y 11m (may have boarded with the Dale family.)11 
Land-UBeac13 Jan 1888 GEM-D-14. Transfer from The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society to William Henry Dale. 20a 0r 0p.12 
Land-Note*23 Jan 1888 GEM-D-14: Mortgagee: Louis Francis Smith. Transfer to mortgagee at some stage. Mortgagor was William Henry Dale.13 
(Witness) Educationfr Jan 1889 - Mar 1889He was the guardian during Harry Kendall's education from fr Jan 1889 - Mar 1889; attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 4y 2m - guardian William Dale.14 
(Witness) EducationAug 1889William Henry Dale was the guardian during Margaret Mary Malthouse's education from Aug 1889 at Upper Beaconsfield; attended State School 2560 - age at admission 8y 3m (boarded with the Dale family.)15 
Land-UBeac*b 1891Selection: GEM-D-55. 19a 0r 32p - Crown Grant to W. H. DALE on 1 Jan 1891 - may have originally been in the name of his son Frederick (to 1892/93).16,17,18,19 
Land-Note*22 May 1891 GEM-D-55: Mortgagee: Emma Annie Maria Craik. Dale takes out a mortgage from Emma Annie Maria Craik - discharged 2 Jun 1893, when ownership is transferred to her. Mortgagor was William Henry Dale.20 
Land-UBeac*2 Jun 1893 GEM-D-55. Transfer from William Henry Dale to Emma Annie Maria Craik. 19a 0r 32p.21 
Land-UBeac*b 2 Apr 1894 GEM-D-14. Transfer from William Henry Dale to Louis Francis Smith. 20a 0r 0p - foreclosed.22 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Dale, Wm. carpenter.23 
Land-UBeac*2 Sep 1895 PAK-66 3/LP1265. Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to William Henry Dale. 4a 1r 17 2/10p.24 
Land-UBeac*11 Nov 1898 PAK-66 3/LP1265. Transfer from William Henry Dale to James Dale Atchison. 4a 1r 17 2/10p.25 
Death*29 Dec 1907 "Ferndale", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D11004 (Age 74) [par William DALE & Charlotte ASTON].26 
Death-Notice*3 Jan 1908 DALE.—On the 29th December at his residence, Ferndale, Beaconsfield Upper, William Henry, aged 74 years. English papers please copy.27 
Village Bell*Oct 2000 The school was well placed for the orchardist families whose holdings were scattered along the creek. After petitions from local families, the Stoney Creek site was notified in the Government Gazette February 1883. Contractor Mr W. H. Dale erected the portable weatherboard building by November 1883. State School 2560, North Beaconsfield opened on the 11th December 1883 under Head Teacher Marthe Lawton with an enrolment of 22 children.28 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Cheetham, Manchester, Lancashire, England(Head of Household) William Dale;
Age 6
Member(s) of Household: Ann Dale29
30 Mar 185132 Cheetham Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England(Head of Household) William Dale;
Age 16 - Apprentice to Joiner30
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Margaret Ruth Dale.31,32

Grave

  • Plot 4-208-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia33

Family

Margaret Ruth Parry b. 1832, d. Nov 1908
Children 1.Harold Edgar Dale+ b. Sep 1855, d. 30 Jun 1886
 2.Margaret Helen Dale+ b. Mar 1859, d. 1879
 3.Frederick William Henry Dale+ b. 1866, d. 1925

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Sep 1887: A fire occured at Beaconsfield on Wednesday last by which the residence of Mr. W. H. Dale was reduced to ashes. Nothing was saved except one box, his loss being estimated at about £600. We believe that Mr. Dale's place was insured for £200 which will not half cover his loss.34
  • 3 Mar 1894: THIS DAY. At Half-past Three O'Clock. At Kirwin's Produce Store Opposite Railway Station, Beaconsfield, 20-acre ALLOTMENT on which are erected Two W.B. Houses, now occupied by Mr. W H Dale. By Order of the Mortgagee.
    J. GREEN will SELL by AUCTION as above, at Kirwin's product store opposite Beaconsfield station, 20 acres of land on the main Gembrook road, opposite Ferndale post-office on which is erected a six-roomed W.B house known as Ferndale, with dairy, verandah, outbuildings, stabling, coachhouse, and workshop complete together with a four-roomed W.B. cottage, outbuildings, stables, coach house, &c. Each house has a tank capable of holding 2000 gallons. The land is situated in the most picturesque part of Beaconsfield, that far-famed locality for health. The houses are fitted with every convenience suitable for a country life. The garden is well stocked with fruit-bearing trees, surrounded by a creek affording excellent fishing. The hills abound with game, the sportsman's delight. Positively to be sold by order of the mortgagee. Title Crown certificate. Terms at sale. Particulars to be obtained from Messrs. Turner and Lyons, solicitors Collins-street J. Green, auctioneer, 142 Queensberry-street, North Melbourne, opposite town hall.35
  • 7 Mar 1894: Two houses belonging to Mr. Dale, were put up to auction a few days since but only one reached the reserve.36

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 82; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 439.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), mentioned in his will.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, The National Archives; Kew, England; General Register Office: Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths surrendered to the Non-parochial Registers Commissions of 1837 and 1857; Class: RG 4; Piece 2692: Manchester, St George Road, Oxford Street (Baptist), 1777-1836.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D11004 age 74 [par William DALE & Charlotte ASTON]."
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D15049 age 75 [par William BARRY & Unknown]."
  6. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Marriage Sep Q 1854 (Manchester) 8d 564. William Henry DALE & Margaret Ruth PARRY."
  7. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), N062 002.
  8. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3755     
    1476/49 WILLIAM HENRY DALE WILIAM BUCK BEACONSFIELD 14D 20--0--0. 1887 - 1884.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1601-030 - William Henry Dale of Beaconsfield Carpenter.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1601-030 - William Henry Dale to Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society - C/T 1604-772.
  11. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian William Dale, carpenter - no previous school.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1604-772 - William Henry Dale of Beaconsfield in the County of Mornington Carpenter.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1604-772 - William Henry Dale to Louis Francis Smith.
  14. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: guardian William Dale, carpenter, no previous schooling.
  15. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian William Dale, carpenter - previous school Horsfalls Collingwood.
  16. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 12503/19.20.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2351-108 - William Henry Dale of North Beaconsfield Carpenter.
  18. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 at some point in the rate book GEM-D-55 is changed to GEM-C-55, and the council believes it belongs to TVO - this is not correct.
  19. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 may have originally been in the name of his son Frederick (to 1892/93). Listed in rate book through to 1941/42, then written off.
  20. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2351-108 - Dale takes out a mortgage from Emma Annie Maria Craik - discharged 2 Jun 1893, when ownership is transferred to her.
  21. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2351-108 - William Henry Dale to Emma Annie Maria Craik of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  22. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1604-772 - William Henry Dale to Louis Francis Smith - mortgage foreclosed.
  23. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  24. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2080-806 - The Commercial Bank to William Henry Dale of Upper Beaconsfield Builder - C/T 2583-455.
  25. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2583-455 - William Henry Dale to James Dale Atchison of Bourke Street Melbourne Leather Merchant.
  26. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "[reg Beaconsfield]."
  27. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Jan 1908, p1.
  28. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell Issue 136 - Oct 2000, p4.
  29. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Class: HO107; Piece: 579; Book: 12; Civil Parish: Manchester; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 8; Page: 8; Line: 24; GSU roll: 438731.
  30. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Class: HO107; Piece: 2232; Folio: 256; Page: 13.
  31. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  32. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  33. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-208-B     Dale     William H.     M     74     31/12/1907
    4-208-B     Dale     Margaret R.F     72     17/11/1908.
  34. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 28 Sep 1887, p2.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Mar 1894, p2, also advertised 1 Mar 1894, p2.
  36. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 7 Mar 1894, p2 by Todea Africana.
Last Edited30 Apr 2024

Margaret Ruth Parry

F, #552, b. 1832, d. Nov 1908
Married NameDale. 
Birth*1832 Salford, Lancashire, England, [par Richard PARRY & Margaret] - baptised 16 Sep 1832.1,2 
Marriage*Sep 1854 Spouse: William Henry Dale. Manchester, Lancashire, England, Sep Q 1854 (Manchester) 8d 564. William Henry DALE & Margaret Ruth PARRY.1,3
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1866 Sailing with Harold Edgar Dale Margaret Helen Dale to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Essex
Age 30.4 
Widow29 Dec 1907Margaret Ruth Parry became a widow upon the death of her husband William Henry Dale.5 
Death*Nov 1908 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D15049 (Age 75) [par William BARRY & Unknown].6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Back Lane, Winston, Lancashire, EnglandHead of Household: Margaret Ruth Dale. Age 28 - Proprietor of Houses - Husband from home
Member(s) of Household: Harold Edgar Dale Margaret Helen Dale.7
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Henry Dale.8,9

Grave

  • Plot 4-208-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia10

Family

William Henry Dale b. 25 Jul 1834, d. 29 Dec 1907
Children 1.Harold Edgar Dale+ b. Sep 1855, d. 30 Jun 1886
 2.Margaret Helen Dale+ b. Mar 1859, d. 1879
 3.Frederick William Henry Dale+ b. 1866, d. 1925

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D15049 age 75 [par William BARRY & Unknown]."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Margaret Ruth Parry Lancashire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1911.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Marriage Sep Q 1854 (Manchester) 8d 564. William Henry DALE & Margaret Ruth PARRY."
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), B254 002.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "[reg Beaconsfield]."
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "father as BARRY."
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1861 census: Class: RG 9; Piece: 2866; Folio: 100; Page: 20; GSU roll: 543041.
  8. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  9. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  10. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-208-B     Dale     William H.     M     74     31/12/1907
    4-208-B     Dale     Margaret R.F     72     17/11/1908.
Last Edited30 Apr 2024

Frederick William Henry Dale

M, #553, b. 1866, d. 1925
Father*William Henry Dale b. 25 Jul 1834, d. 29 Dec 1907
Mother*Margaret Ruth Parry b. 1832, d. Nov 1908
Birth*1866 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B22786.1 
Marriage*1889 Spouse: Mary Grieveson. VIC, Australia, #M5639.2
 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Dale, F. carpenter.3 
Land-UBeac*15 Jun 1898 PAK-66 (Lot 4). Transfer from William Edward Morris to Frederick William Henry Dale. 6a 2r 37p.4 
Land-UBeac*5 Jan 1906 PAK-66 4/LP1265. Transfer from Frederick William Henry Dale to Dr William Alexander Teao Lind. 6a 2r 37p.5 
Death*1925 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, possible death: #D2380 (Age 59) [par unknown].6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B22786."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1889-602 Frederick William Henry Dale of "Kelvin" Fitzroy Street St Kilda Carpenter.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1889-602 William Alexander Teao Lind of Alfred Hospital Prahran Medical Practitioner.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited11 Dec 2018

Harold Edgar Dale

M, #554, b. Sep 1855, d. 30 Jun 1886
Father*William Henry Dale b. 25 Jul 1834, d. 29 Dec 1907
Mother*Margaret Ruth Parry b. 1832, d. Nov 1908
Birth*Sep 1855 Manchester, Lancashire, England, Sep Q 1855 (Manchester) 08d 302. Mother's maiden surname: Parry. As Harold Edgar Dale.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1866 Sailing with Margaret Ruth Dale Margaret Helen Dale to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Essex
Age 8.2 
Marriage*1880 Spouse: Mary Ann Morcom. VIC, Australia, #M3813/1880, Harold Edgar DALE & Mary Ann MORCOM.3
 
Land-UBeac*b 1881Selection: GEM-D-15. 18a 2r 1p - No Land File. Selected by Harold Edgar DALE, Licence 1475 transferred to James ROBERTS on 20 Apr 1881 Crown Grant issued on 16 Aug 1881. - SALE 5595, upset £1/ac, value £20.4 
Land-UBeac*20 Apr 1881 GEM-D-15. Transfer from Harold Edgar Dale to James Roberts. 18a 2r 1p - No Land File. Selected by Harold Edgar DALE, Licence 1475 transferred to James ROBERTS on 20 Apr 1881 Crown Grant issued on 16 Aug 1881. - SALE 5595, upset £1/ac, value £20.4 
Death*30 Jun 1886 Melbourne Hospital, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D9792/1886 (Age 31) (par Wm Hy DALE & Margt Ruth PARRY) - as Harold DALE. Spouse Mary Ann MORRON.5 
Probate (Will)*4 Nov 1909 DALE Harold Edgar of Derby-street Collingwood near Melbourne Victoria Australia died 30 June 1886 at the Melbourne Hospital Melbourne Administration (limited) London 4 November to John Roger Burrow Gregory solicitor the attorney of Mary Ann Dale widow Effects £114 2s. 9d.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Back Lane, Winston, Lancashire, England(Head of Household) Margaret Ruth Dale;
Age 5
Member(s) of Household: Margaret Helen Dale7

Family

Mary Ann Morcom b. 1854, d. 1921
Child 1.Nellie Dale b. 6 Apr 1881, d. 1965

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Sep Q 1855 (Manchester) 08d 302. Mother's maiden surname: Parry. As Harold Edgar Dale."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), B254 002.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M3813/1880, Harold Edgar DALE & Mary Ann MORCOM."
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1300-806 - James Roberts of Emerald Hill.
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D9792/1886 (Age 31) (par Wm Hy DALE & Margt Ruth PARRY) - as Harold DALE, Death registered at E.Melb, Australia. Spouse Mary Ann MORRON."
  6. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1861 census: Class: RG 9; Piece: 2866; Folio: 100; Page: 20; GSU roll: 543041.
Last Edited30 Apr 2024

Solomon Harris

M, #555, b. 10 Mar 1854, d. 5 May 1942
Solomon HARRIS
(1854-1942)
Birth*10 Mar 1854 Carrick, TAS, Australia.1 
Marriage*6 Apr 1882 Spouse: Rosetta Sparkes. Kew Baptist Church, Kew, VIC, Australia, #M2691.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*12 Apr 1882 HARRIS—SPARKES.—On the 6th April, at the Baptist Church, Kew, by the Rev. W. Tranter, Solomon, youngest son of J. Harris, Launceston, Tasmania, to Rosetta, eldest surviving daughter of George Sparkes, Kew.4,5 
Widower15 Dec 1939Solomon Harris became a widower upon the death of his wife Rosetta Sparkes.6 
Death*5 May 1942 "Edgevale", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D24687 age 87 [par John HARRIS & Amelia LEANG].7 
Death-Notice*7 May 1942 HARRIS. On May 5 at his home Edgevale, Beaconsfield Upper, Solomon, beloved husband of the late Rosetta Harris and loved father of Isa (Mrs Robb) Louie, Memie (Mrs Preston), Ethel (Mrs G. Tivendale), Claud and Dot (Mrs W Tivendale) aged 87 years. Father and mother reunited.
HARRIS - The Funeral of the late Mr SOLOMON HARRIS will leave his home Edgevale, Upper Beaconsfield, THIS DAY (Thursday) at 2.30 o'clock, for the Berwick Cemetery ariving at 3 o'clock.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Officer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rosetta Harris.9
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rosetta Harris. With Claud Alfred Harris Marian Eva 'Memie' Harris.10,11
bt 1916 - 1917Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rosetta Harris.12,13
bt 1918 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.14,15
bt 1921 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rosetta Harris.16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24

Grave

  • Plot 1-069-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia25

Family

Rosetta Sparkes b. 30 Nov 1854, d. 15 Dec 1939
Children 1.Isa Frances Harris+ b. 21 Feb 1883, d. 20 May 1960
 2.Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris b. 18 Dec 1884, d. 10 Jun 1974
 3.Marian Eva 'Memie' Harris+ b. 18 Dec 1884, d. 17 Dec 1981
 4.Ethel Georgeann Harris+ b. 6 Sep 1886, d. 29 Nov 1944
 5.Claud Alfred Harris+ b. 5 Oct 1888, d. 28 Feb 1969
 6.Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Harris+ b. 23 May 1891, d. 21 Jul 1975

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 May 1912: Upper Beaconsfield. (Opposite Dr. L. L. Smith's property). Clearing Sale. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29. ADAMSON, STRETTLE & CO. have received instructions from Mr. S. Harris, "Edgevale." Upper Beaconsfield, owing to having let his property, to sell at 1.30, the whole of his Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Implements, &c. - As follows: CATTLE: 9 Head (4 picked cows on the point of calving, balance young cattle. HORSES: 3 Medium draught hores, 3 to 6 years old, extra good. SHEEP: 35 Crossbred ewes, in lamb to Leicester rams; 30 fat sheep and lambs. IMPLEMENTS. 1 disc plough, reversible, nearly new; set iron harrows; chaffcutter (Buncle's); separator (Alpha de Laval), 25gals; Planet Junior cultivator ; iron plough ; newspring dray ; d.s. buggy ; set spring cart harness and a lot ot sundries. Luncheon. Terms cash. Sale at 1.30.26
  • 7 Apr 1932: HARRIS—SPARKES.—[Golden Wedding.]—on the 6th April, 1882, at Kew Baptist Church, by the late Rev. Tranker, Rosetta, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Sparkes, Kew, to Solomen, son of late Mr. and Mrs. John Harris, Launceston, Tasmania. (Present address, Edgevale, Dewhurst, via Beaconsfield Upper. At home, April 16.) Rosetta Sparkes27

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Veal and Harris Family Tree - Owner: kgfveal.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M2691."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Aussiemandas - gives marriage date and place.
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 12 Apr 1882, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202524120
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 Apr 1882, p28
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196707512
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D18319 age 85 [par George SPARKES & Ann HAYES]."
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D24687 age 87 [par John HARRIS & Amelia SEANG] [reg Berwick]."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 May 1942, p2.
  9. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  13. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  14. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  15. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  16. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  17. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  18. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  19. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  20. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  21. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  22. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  23. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  24. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  25. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-069-A      Harris      Rosetta      F      85      16/12/1939      1035
    1-069-A      Harris      L.           M      87      07/05/1942      1097
    1-069-B      Harris      Claud Alfred      M      80      03/03/1969      1594
    1-069-B      Harris      Ellen Francis      F      71      11/10/1974      1694.
  26. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 23 May 1912, p2.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 7 Apr 1932, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4445452
Last Edited21 Jul 2020

Rosetta Sparkes

F, #556, b. 30 Nov 1854, d. 15 Dec 1939
Probate (Will)* Rosetta Harris. Married. Upper Beaconsfield. 15 Dec 1939. 311/789. Owns pt GEM-E-4B (123a 2r 13p), valued at £500. Rosetta leaves the whole of her property to her husband Solomon for his use and benefit so long as he lives, with the direction that it should be sold and divided between their six children after his death.1 
Married NameHarris. 
Birth*30 Nov 1854 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B545/1855 [par George SPARKES & Ann HAYES].2 
Marriage*6 Apr 1882 Spouse: Solomon Harris. Kew Baptist Church, Kew, VIC, Australia, #M2691.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*12 Apr 1882 HARRIS—SPARKES.—On the 6th April, at the Baptist Church, Kew, by the Rev. W. Tranter, Solomon, youngest son of J. Harris, Launceston, Tasmania, to Rosetta, eldest surviving daughter of George Sparkes, Kew.5,6 
Land-UBeac*25 Mar 1909 GEM-E-4B. Transfer from John Patrick Mulcahy to Rosetta Harris. 202a 1r 19p.7 
Land-Note*12 Apr 1910 GEM-E-4B: Mortgagee: Arthur Stewart Woolcott. And John Drysdale. Discharged 28 Apr 1913. Mortgagor was Rosetta Harris.8 
Land-Note*28 Apr 1913 GEM-E-4B: Mortgagee: Louisa Ann Lotherington. Discharged 31 Mar 1920. Mortgagor was Rosetta Harris.9 
Land-UBeac*17 Jan 1922 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Rosetta Harris to Claud Alfred Harris. 78a 3r 6p.10 
Death*15 Dec 1939 "Edgevale", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D18319 age 85 [par George SPARKES & Ann HAYES].11 
Death-Notice*16 Dec 1939 HARRIS.-On the 15th December, at her residence. Edgevale, Beaconsfield Upper, Rosetta, beloved wife of Solomon Harris, and loving mother of Isa, Louie, Marion, Ethel, Dot, Claud, aged 85 years.
HARRIS - The Friends of Mr. SOLOMON HARRIS are respectfully informed that the remains of his late beloved wife, Rosetta, will be interred In the Berwick Cemetery. The funeral will leave his residence, Edgevale, Beaconsfield Upper, THIS DAY (Saturday, 16th December), at 3.30.
JOHN GRANT, Undertaker, Berwick.12
 
Land-Note31 May 1940 GEM-E-4B (part). Rosetta Harris died on 15 December 1939. Letters of Administration with will annexed of her estate have been granted to Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.13 
Land-UBeac*21 Dec 1942 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Rosetta Harris to Isa Frances Robb, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Claud Alfred Harris, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale. 123a 2r 13p.14 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Officer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Solomon Harris.15
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Solomon Harris. With Claud Alfred Harris Marian Eva 'Memie' Harris.16,17
bt 1916 - 1917Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Solomon Harris.18,19
bt 1921 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Solomon Harris.20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28

Grave

  • Plot 1-069-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia29

Family

Solomon Harris b. 10 Mar 1854, d. 5 May 1942
Children 1.Isa Frances Harris+ b. 21 Feb 1883, d. 20 May 1960
 2.Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris b. 18 Dec 1884, d. 10 Jun 1974
 3.Marian Eva 'Memie' Harris+ b. 18 Dec 1884, d. 17 Dec 1981
 4.Ethel Georgeann Harris+ b. 6 Sep 1886, d. 29 Nov 1944
 5.Claud Alfred Harris+ b. 5 Oct 1888, d. 28 Feb 1969
 6.Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Harris+ b. 23 May 1891, d. 21 Jul 1975

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Apr 1932: HARRIS—SPARKES.—[Golden Wedding.]—on the 6th April, 1882, at Kew Baptist Church, by the late Rev. Tranker, Rosetta, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Sparkes, Kew, to Solomen, son of late Mr. and Mrs. John Harris, Launceston, Tasmania. (Present address, Edgevale, Dewhurst, via Beaconsfield Upper. At home, April 16.) Solomon Harris30

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3333; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1098.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M2691."
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Aussiemandas - gives marriage date and place.
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 12 Apr 1882, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202524120
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 Apr 1882, p28
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196707512
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Rosetta Harris wife of Solomon Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Mortgage No 281452 - discharged 28 Apr 1913.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Mortgage No 318941 - discharged 31 Mar 1920.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Claud Alfred Harris of "Edgevale" Upper Beaconsfield Cartage Contractor - C/T 4527-337.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D18319 age 85 [par George SPARKES & Ann HAYES]."
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Dec 1939, p4 & p9.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Rosetta Harris died on 15 December 1939. Letters of Administration with will annexed of her estate have been granted to Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Isa Frances Robb of 580 Old South Head Road Bondi Juncion New South Wales Married Woman Lucy Annie Harris Spinster and Ethel Georgeann Tivendale and Rosetta Amelia May Tivendale Married Women all of Officer Marion Eva Preston of 6 Ann Street Morwell Married Woman and Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor are now proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 6646-108.
  15. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  16. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  17. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  18. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  19. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  20. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  21. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  24. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  25. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  26. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  27. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  28. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  29. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-069-A      Harris      Rosetta      F      85      16/12/1939      1035
    1-069-A      Harris      L.           M      87      07/05/1942      1097
    1-069-B      Harris      Claud Alfred      M      80      03/03/1969      1594
    1-069-B      Harris      Ellen Francis      F      71      11/10/1974      1694.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 7 Apr 1932, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4445452
Last Edited23 Jul 2020

Cecil Henry Foott

M, #557, b. 16 Jan 1876, d. 27 Jun 1942
Brigadier-General Cecil Henry FOOTT (1876-1942)
(Image: John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, 2005)
Available online at https://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/127915

Upper Beaconsfield

Had Foott Road named after him.
Father*Thomas Wade Foott b. 1850, d. 2 Feb 1884
Mother*Mary Hannay Black b. 26 Sep 1846, d. 12 Oct 1918
Name Variation Cecil Henry Foott was also known as Brigadier-General Cecil Henry Foott. 
Place in Upper Beac* Foott Road. 
Birth*16 Jan 1876 Bourke, NSW, Australia.1 
Birth-Notice*20 Jan 1876 FOOTT.—On the 16th inst., at Bourke, Darling River, New South Wales, Mrs. T. W. Foott of a son.2 
Marriage*15 Oct 1901 Spouse: Isobel Agnes McDonald. Moorooka, QLD, Australia, #M C1889.3
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Oct 1901 Marriage. FOOTT-M'DONALD -On the 15th October, at Moorooka, by the Rev J. S. Hassall, Captain Cecil Henry Foott, Royal Australian Artillery, elder son of the late Thomas Wade Foott, of Dundoo, Warrego District, Queensland, to Isabel Agnes, daughter of G T M'Donald, Lumeah, Rocklea, and grand-daughter of the late Sir William Fancourt Mitchell, of Victoria.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel17 Nov 1911 Sailing with Isobel Agnes Foott, Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott, Sydney Roberta Foott to London, England. Ship Runic sailing from Melbourne via Albany, arriving 1 Jan 1912
Age 36 - Major Comm Forces.5,6 
Widower29 Dec 1926Cecil Henry Foott became a widower upon the death of his wife Isobel Agnes McDonald.7 
Residence*a 1930 "Lytton", Foott Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac*28 Jul 1931 GEM-D-47 (part). Transfer from William Perry French Morris Basil Moorhouse Morris to Cecil Henry Foott. 15a 0r 28p.8 
Marriage*6 Sep 1934 Spouse: Agnita Regnier Cogan. St James Anglican, Pakenham, VIC, Australia.9
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac6 Sep 1934 GEM-D-1 LP2461 (5.6.17.18 part). Transfer from Frances Pringle to Judge David John Davies Bevan, Leslie William George Knapton, Cecil Henry Foott, Claud Alfred Harris, Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker. For playgound - later community centre extension.10 
Note*1939 Brigadier-General C H Foott, CB, CMG - Re residents of Beaconsfield district to assist the militia forces (Australian War Memorial AWM62 127/3/28.)11 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac22 May 1940 GEM-D-1 LP2461 (5.6.17.18 part). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan, Leslie William George Knapton, Cecil Henry Foott, Claud Alfred Harris, Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker to King George. For playgound - later community centre extension.12 
Death*27 Jun 1942 "Lytton", Foott Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D26975 age 66 [par Thomas Wade FOOTT & Mary Hannah BLACK].1 
Death-Notice*29 Jun 1942 FOOTT. -On June 27 (suddenly), at Lytton, Upper Beaconsfield, Brig. General Cecil Henry, C.B., C.M.G., father of Celia (Mrs Taylor), Allan (Lieut.-Colonel Australian Staff Corps) and Sydney.
FOOTT -On June 27 (suddenly) at Lytton, Upper Beaconsfield, Brig. General Cecil Henry, C.B., C.M.G., son of the late Thomas Wade and Mary Hannay Foott.
FOOTT. A Service for the late Brigadier General C. H. FOOTT, C.B., C.M.G., will be conducted at Christ Church of England, Berwick, by the Rev E Panelli, THIS DAY at 10 am. and the funeral will leave at the conclusion for the Berwick Cemetery.
FOOTT-Berwick Lodge, No 339 A. F. and A Masons of Victoria - The Officers and Brethren of the above Lodge and the Craft in general are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of our late esteemed Bro. Brigadier General C H FOOTT C B CMG at Christ Church of England Berwick, THIS DAY, at, 10 am. C. R. KURLL, W. M. R.A.W. Bailey Sec.13 
Land-Note*30 Nov 1942 GEM-D-47 (part). Cecil Henry Foott died on 27th June 1942. Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to Public Trustee.14 
Land-UBeac*28 Jan 1943 GEM-D-47 (part), 92 Foott Road. Transfer from Cecil Henry Foott to Sidney Bertram Wills Cooke. 15a 28p (later adjusted to 14a 11p.)15 
Probate (Will)* Cecil H Foott. Ex Soldier. Upper Beaconsfield. 27 Jun 1942. 334/018
Intestate. Owned GEM-D-47.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1924 - 192523 Asling Street, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: brigadier-general. With Isobel Agnes Foott. With Celia Mary Lumsden Foott.17,18
1926Swan Street, Petrie terrace, Brisbane, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: military officer. With Isobel Agnes Foott. With Celia Mary Lumsden Foott.19
bt 1931 - 1934"Lytton", Foott Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired military officer.20,21
bt 1936 - 1937Lytton, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired military officer. With Agnita Regnier Foott.22,23

Grave

  • Plot 4-075-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia24

Family

Isobel Agnes McDonald b. 1871, d. 29 Dec 1926
Children 1.Celia Mary Lumsden Foott b. 19 Oct 1902, d. 1 Apr 1991
 2.Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott b. 4 May 1904, d. 25 Dec 1952
 3.Sydney Roberta Foott b. 22 Jul 1908, d. 5 Aug 1978

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Feb 1884: Death of father: FOOTT. — On the 2nd February, at Dundoo, Thomas Wade Foott, of Dundoo station, Queensland.25,26
  • 8 Nov 1911: FOOTT—RADCLIFFE.—On 23rd February, at Christ Church, Bundaberg, by the Rev. W. S. Heathcote, B.A., Arthur Patrick, younger son of the late Thomas Wade Foott, of Dundoo Station, Warrego district, Q., to Grace Olivia, youngest daughter of the late Amos Radcliffe, Netherton, Graceville.27
  • 4 Dec 1926: MAKING OF MEN. THE BOYS' BRIGADE. GENERAL FOOTT'S TRIBUTE.
    "Fellows physically fit were also mentally fit, for no fool would be a gymnast," said, Brigadier-General C. H. Foott, after inspecting the 1st Brisbane Company of the Boys' Brigade in their hall at Enoggera-terrace last night.
    The occasion was the 14th annual inspection of the company, which is under the command of Captain G. Orr, aided by Lieutenants R. Tait, L. Milliner, C. Leaver, J. Wilkie, E. Milliner, F. Cherry, and Staff-Sergeant G. Horsburgh.
    The company gave the general salute, performed rifle exercises and drill, and physical drill with arms, and gave ambulance, signalling, and vaulting horse displays, winding up with a march round led by its bugle band. After which the prizes won during the year were presented by Mrs. Hubert Robertson.
    Brigadier-General Foott opened his re marks by saying that he had a confession to make. He had arrived very tiled and expecting to be bored, but he had been interested every moment he had been there. - He had worn the Queen's and King's uniform for over 38 years, and he had been very much struck with the discipline he had seen that night, and was proud to sec the excellent physical training of the boys. He hoped that next year their commanding officer would let him know in time, so that he could put the Victoria Barracks drill ground at their disposal. There they would have more room to manoeuvre and more room for visitors.
    The Mayor of Brisbane (Alderman W. A. Jolly) said that he had supposed that he had discovered all the worth-while institutions in Brisbane since he had been in office, but the Boys' Brigade was a "new one on him." There was nothing wrong with Australia while they could produce such boys. When he arrived he thought his old friend, Mr. Tait, had got an army together "to defend the hills of Ithaca, Captain Orr was tendering a very special service to the community. He was engaged in the greatest of all work—that of making men.
    Lieutenant-Colonol F. W. G. Annand commented on the "nip" about the work of the boys that made all the difference in an inspecting officer's eyes, and Captain Orr, replying, sketched generally the work of the brigade.28
  • 1 Jul 1931: BASE COMMANDANT Brigardier-General Foott Retires.
    In accordance with a decision reached only within the last few days, Brigadier-General C. H. Foott, base commandant of the 3rd Military District and commander of the 4th Division, retired yesterday, after 42 years' service with the Australian military forces. The announcement was a surprise to many. Though not entirely unconnected with the retrenchments now being made in the defence services. General Foott's retirement was voluntary. He explained yesterday that, in view of the fact that he was within a few years of the retiring age, and that he was in a position to retire now, he had elected to do so, as it was evident that he would thus be helping in the economy plans.
    Brigadier-General Foott expressed regret yesterday at severing his connection with the military forces after such long service. Since he had first held a command he had never been "let down," he said, which was a very great thing for a senior officer to be able to say. His appreciation of the work done by members of the military forces is strikingly expressed in the following special order issued by him on his retirement:—
    In relinquishing command of the 3rd District Base and 4th Division, after having held them for 18 months and 12 months respectively, I desire to thank all the officers, warrant, and non-commissioned officers, and men of the military forces, and the civilian staffs of those formations for very loyal and unselfish service.
    The period through which we have just passed has called for great energy and sacrifice on the part of every member of the military forces. That you have answered the call so well is shown by the healthy and vigourous condition of the forces I feel sure that the future, whatever it may bring forth, will show a continuance of those fine qualities by the exercise of which you have made the force what it is.
    I only wish that the extent and nature of the work you do, the time and energy you spend in and on the military forces, were better known and better appreciated by all the people. Again, I thank you for your assistance and I wish you all the best of fortune.
    Of the 42 years spent by Brigadier-general Foott in the service 39 were spent in the militia and permanent forces. He enlisted in the Brisbane volunteer engineeers, as a sapper, and in 1892 he joined the permanent forces. He holds the distinction of having passed the examination for captaincy in both engineers and artillery under British regulations. During the Great War he gave distinguished service on Gallipolli, in Egypt and France, for which he was six times mentioned in despatches. He was promoted from major to lieutenant-colonel at Anzac, and in March, 1917, he went to France as chief engineer of the Australian Corps with the rank of Brigadier-general. After the armistice he was appointed deputy director-general of repatriation and demobilisation, and he was honoured with a C.M.G. After his return to Australia he held a number of important posts, including that of base commandant in Queensland. in December, 1929, he was appointed base commandant in Victoria, and on August 1, 1930, commander of the 4th Division.
    It was learned yesterday that the position of base commandant is not likely to be filled immediately.29
  • 5 Mar 1934: BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—Owing to the death of Mr W J Harvey-Smith and the resignations of Mr Francis and Mr Glismann three vacancies occurred on the trusteeship of the public hall and children's playground. At a public meeting Brigadier-General Foott and Messrs Knapton and C A Harris were appointed to fill the vacancies. Claud Alfred Harris, William John Harvey-Smith30
  • 17 Jan 1935: Celebrations at Beaconsfield
    To popularise Beaconsfield Upper as a health and holiday resort, a series of reunion entertainments has been arranged for the Australia Day week-end, January 26 to 28. Beaconsfield Upper now has an excellent main road approach, an electricity supply from Yallourn, and a modern guest house. Former residents and visitors have been invited to attend, and the organisers and members of the organisations which will participate hope for a large attendance. Tennis tournaments will be held on the Saturday and Monday, and on Saturday night the local branch of the Country Women's Association will hold a social gathering, at which Lieut.-Colonel Knox, M.L.A., will officially open the celebrations. There will be special Church services on Sunday, and on Monday a burlesque cricket match on the recreation ground, followed by a ball in the evening. All arrangements are in the hands of a committee, of which Brigadier-General Foott is president and Mr. Thorogood secretary. Information may be obtained from them. George Hodges Knox31
  • 29 Jun 1942: DEATH OF BRIG-GEN C. H. FOOTT. Distinguished Military Career
    Brig-Gen Cecil Henry Foott, CB, CMG, died on Saturday at his home at Upper Beaconsfield. He was 66, and had served for 42 years with the Australian Military Forces, 39 of them as a member of the permanent forces. When he retired on June 30, 1931, he was Base Commandant of the 3rd (Victoria) Military District and commander of tile 4th Division.
    In September, 1940, he was co-opted by Army Headquarters, given command of the VDC. He retired from this position this year.
    Born at Bourke, NSW, on January 16, 1876, he was a son of the late Mr T. W. Foott, or Dundoo Station, Q. His mother was the late Mrs Mary Hannay Foott, a well-known poet and author.
    Brig-Gen Foott joined the Queensland Permanent Artillery as a lieutenant, and in 1901 was posted to the Royal Australian Engineers. At the Staff College, Camberley, England, he underwent a course of instruction in 1912-13 and passed with honours. He then went to Royal Naval College, Portsmouth, and was there when war broke out in 1914. He was appointed DAQMG of the 2nd London Division (Territorial Forces). In January, 1915, he joined Australian Divisional Headquarters in Egypt as major. He served at Gallipoli and was promoted lieut-colonel at Anzac In June, 1915. He was In France until the Armistice, and was then appointed deputy director-general of repatriation and demobilisation.
    Returning to Australia in 1919, he subsequently held a number of important military posts, and was ADC to the Governor-General from 1921 to 1924. In 1927 he was made an additional ADC to His Majesty the King.
    His decorations included the 1914/15 star; the British war medal; the Victory Medal: the Order of the While Eagle (Serbian) with swords. During his active service he was mentioned in despatches 6 times.
    He married in 1901 Miss Isabel Agnes, only daughter of Mr G. T. McDonald, of Rocklea, Q. He leaves one son, Capt T. H. B. Foott, and 2 daughters.
    The funeral will take place today at 10am at Berwick Cemetery from Christ Church of England, Berwick. The service will be conducted by Rev E. Panelli. Funeral arrangements were made by Messrs W. J. Garner and Son, Berwick.32

Australian Dictionary of Biography

FOOTT, CECIL HENRY (1876-1942), regular army officer, was born on 16 January 1876 at Bourke, New South Wales, son of Irish-born Thomas Wade Foott, stock inspector and station-owner, and his Scottish-born wife, Mary Hannay Foott, née Black, teacher, poet and journalist. After his father's death in 1884 he was educated at Toowoomba and Brisbane Grammar schools and later qualified as a mechanical engineer.
Foott was commissioned second lieutenant in the Queensland Militia Garrison Artillery in March 1895 but joined the Queensland Permanent Artillery in September 1896 as a lieutenant. In March 1901 the military forces of the Australian States were transferred to Federal control and in July Foott was promoted captain in the Royal Australian Artillery; that year, on 15 October, he married Isobel Agnes McDonald at Moorooka, Queensland.
In 1902 Foott transferred to the Royal Australian Engineers but remained in Queensland as staff officer, engineer services. He went to England for technical training in 1908 and on returning was staff officer and commander, R.A.E., in Victoria in 1909-10. Promoted major in August 1909, his next posting was to Army Headquarters, Melbourne, where in 1910-11 he was director of works and in 1911-12 director of engineers. He attended the staff college at Camberley, England, in 1912-13 and in 1914 was attached to the British Army in England for further training.
In January 1915, in the rank of major, Foott joined Major General (Sir) William Bridges's 1st Division, Australian Imperial Force, as deputy adjutant and quartermaster general. After the Gallipoli landing Bridges was mortally wounded in May and in August Foott, who had been promoted lieutenant-colonel in June, was re-posted within the division as assistant adjutant and quartermaster general, an appointment he held for the next two years. During this time the division withdrew from Gallipoli, reorganized in Egypt and then served on the Western Front, Foott was appointed C.M.G. and awarded the Serbian Order of the White Eagle (4th class) in 1916.
He was transferred to A.I.F. depots in Britain as deputy adjutant and quartermaster general in July 1917, and in March 1918 was posted to Lieutenant-General Sir William Birdwood's Australian Corps in France as chief engineer. Although Foott was an engineer officer this was his first appointment as such during the war and he retained it after Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash took command of the Corps on 1 June. After the Armistice, when the A.I.F.'s Department of Repatriation and Demobilization was established in London, Foott became its deputy director general with Monash as director general. For his war service he was mentioned in dispatches seven times and in 1919 was appointed C.B. His only brother, Private Arthur Patrick Foott, was killed in action at Passchendaele.
Foott returned to Australia in November 1919 after an eight-year absence and his A.I.F. appointment ended in February 1920. The post-war era which he faced as a regular officer in the Australian Military Forces was one of economy in defence, with few prospects of promotion. In October 1920, as a colonel and honorary brigadier general, he joined the newly formed Australian Staff Corps, then in 1922-25 served as a colonel in various posts at Army Headquarters in the quartermaster general's branch. In 1926 he was posted to Queensland where he was given, concurrently and temporarily, for the next four years three command appointments including that of base commandant, 1st Military District. By late 1929 the Depression had forced further cuts in military spending. In August 1930 Foott was transferred from Queensland to Victoria to be temporary commander of the 4th Australian Division as well as temporary commandant and base commandant of the 3rd Military District. In these circumstances, at the age of 55, he was transferred to the reserve of officers in July 1931; his army career ended then although it was not until February 1936 that he was officially placed on the retired list as an honorary brigadier general.
Foott's wife had died in 1926 and on 6 September 1934 he married Agnita Regnier Cogan at St James Anglican Church, Pakenham, Victoria. Survived by his wife and the son and two daughters of his first marriage, he died of a coronary occlusion on 27 June 1942 at Upper Beaconsfield, and was buried in Berwick cemetery with Anglican rites. His estate was valued for probate at £975. Charles Bean described him as 'a man of educated tastes and fine intellect' and 'an officer of great ability' who became 'one of the notable figures in the Australian Imperial Force'. His portrait, by George Coates is in the Australian War Memorial.9

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D26975 age 66 [par Thomas Wade FOOTT & Mary Hannah BLACK]."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Jan 1876, p1.
  3. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#M C1889 / 1901."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 25 Oct 1901, p4.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930
    Runic, departing from Albany, Western Australia to London
    Address: 72 Victoria Street, London.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
    Sydney Roberta Foott, Birth Date: 1909, Arrival Age: 3, Arrival Date: 1 Jan 1912, Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia, Port of Arrival: London, England, Ship Name: Runic.
  7. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#D B18 / 1927 [par George Thomas McDONALD & Amelia Margaret MITCHELL]."
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5722-266 - Cecil Henry Foott - C/T 5744-751.
  9. [S55] ADB online, online https://adb.anu.edu.au/, Warren Perry, 'Foott, Cecil Henry (1876–1942)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/foott-cecil-henry-6204/…, published first in hardcopy 1981, accessed online 18 March 2023.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 4236-152 - David John Davies Bevan Barrister at Law, Cecil Henry Foott Retired Military Officer, Claud Alfred Harris Contractor, Leslie William George Knapton Orchardist and Charles Roy Walker Merchant - C/T 5917-263.
  11. [S30] World War Two Nominal Roll https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5917-263 - King George VI.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Jun 1942, p2.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5744-751 - Cecil Henry Foott died on 27th June 1942. Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to Public Trustee.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5744-751 - Sidney Bertram Wills Cooke of 325 Mont Albert Road Mont Albert Chartered Accountant.
  16. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3669
    Title Reference not correct in probate.
  17. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  18. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  19. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  20. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  21. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  22. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  23. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  24. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-075-B     Foott     Brig.Gem.     M     66     29/06/1942.
  25. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Feb 1884, p30.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Feb 1884, p1.
  27. [S14] Newspaper - The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld.), 8 Nov 1911, p12.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 4 Dec 1926, p6.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Jul 1931, p6.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Mar 1934, p3.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jan 1935 p5.
  32. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Jun 1942, p3.
Last Edited18 Mar 2023

Isobel Agnes McDonald

F, #558, b. 1871, d. 29 Dec 1926
Isobel Agnes FOOTT (nee McDONALD)
(1871-1926)
Note* Isabel Agnes McDonald
painter and craftworker, was born in Castlemaine, Victoria, eldest of the five children of George Thomas McDonald, a surveyor, and Amelia Margaret, née Mitchell. She moved to Queensland in childhood when her father took up a property, Cluden, outside Gladstone. Educated at home, she was quite intimidated by the sophistication of her four younger cousins (the daughters of Edward Mitchell), but her aunt Letita was a painter and a possible role model.
Before attending the National Gallery School, Melbourne, in 1888-89, where she studied under Frederick McCubbin, Isabel exhibited drawings at the 1887 Queensland National Agricultural and Industrial Association (QNAIA) Exhibition in Brisbane. In 1892 she was a student of Godfrey Rivers at the Brisbane Technical College; she also attended Miss Baily's embroidery classes. She travelled between Brisbane and Sydney and Melbourne quite frequently, re-enrolling at the National Gallery School in 1895. She is also thought to have taken lessons from Tom Roberts and, indeed, was painted by him in 1895: Profile Portrait of a Young Girl (NGV). She exhibited oil paintings with the Queensland Art Society in 1892-1901; in 1898 she showed a carved screen and chair as well.
At Brisbane in 1901 Isabel McDonald married Cecil Henry Foott (1876-1942), an army officer who retired with the rank of brigadier general. They had one daughter, Celia Mary Lumsden (b.1902), and two sons (b.1904 and 1908). Her photograph with her two eldest children was taken by the professional Brisbane photographer Ada Driver (1868-1954), known for employing largely women staff in her Queen Street studio (and playing the violin to them during the lunch breaks).
Isabel's painting career seems to have ceased with her marriage but craftwork did not suffer the same strictures. She included a bookplate, carved box and copper jug in the 1907 Women's Work Exhibition together with a painting, Golden August, executed eight years earlier. At the 1908 QNAIA Exhibition she was awarded a first prize for a silky-oak sideboard carved in early Jacobean style.
The birth of her third child probably put paid to Isabel's craft activities too. She travelled to England with her husband in 1912-19 and apparently had a busy public life. Nothing more is known of her until July 1926 (just before her death) when she became an executive member of the Red Cross in Brisbane.1 
Married NameFoott. 
Birth*1871 Cast, VIC, Australia, #B1374 [par George Thomas McDONALD & Amelia Margaret MITCHELL] younger brothers born in Queensland 1880-1886.2 
Marriage*15 Oct 1901 Spouse: Cecil Henry Foott. Moorooka, QLD, Australia, #M C1889.3
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Oct 1901 Marriage. FOOTT-M'DONALD -On the 15th October, at Moorooka, by the Rev J. S. Hassall, Captain Cecil Henry Foott, Royal Australian Artillery, elder son of the late Thomas Wade Foott, of Dundoo, Warrego District, Queensland, to Isabel Agnes, daughter of G T M'Donald, Lumeah, Rocklea, and grand-daughter of the late Sir William Fancourt Mitchell, of Victoria.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel17 Nov 1911 Sailing with Cecil Henry Foott, Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott, Sydney Roberta Foott to London, England. Ship Runic sailing from Melbourne via Albany, arriving 1 Jan 1912
Age 31 - Wife.5,6 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel21 Sep 1914 Sailing with Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott, Sydney Roberta Foott to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Suevic sailing from Liverpool, England on 6 Aug 1914
Age 42 - Housewife.7,8 
Death*29 Dec 1926 Quarters, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, #D B18 / 1927 [par George Thomas McDONALD & Amelia Margaret MITCHELL].9 
Death-Notice*13 Jan 1927 FOOTT.—On the 29th December 1926, at the Quarters, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, Isabel Agnes, wife of Brigadier-General Foott, and daughter of the late G T McDonald, Rocklea, Queensland.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1924 - 192523 Asling Street, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Cecil Henry Foott. With Celia Mary Lumsden Foott.11,12
1926Swan Street, Petrie terrace, Brisbane, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Cecil Henry Foott. With Celia Mary Lumsden Foott.13

Family

Cecil Henry Foott b. 16 Jan 1876, d. 27 Jun 1942
Children 1.Celia Mary Lumsden Foott b. 19 Oct 1902, d. 1 Apr 1991
 2.Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott b. 4 May 1904, d. 25 Dec 1952
 3.Sydney Roberta Foott b. 22 Jul 1908, d. 5 Aug 1978

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Dec 1926: FOOTT.—The Funeral of the late Mrs. C. H. Foott will leave her residence, Commandant's Quarters, Victoria Barracks. This (Thursday) Morning, at 11 o'clock, for the Toowong Cemetery.
    Motor Service.
    JOHN HISLOP & SONS, Funeral Directors.14
  • 8 Jan 1927: THE LATE MRS. C.H. FOOTT.
    The death of Mrs. C.H. Foott. which took place at her residence, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, on December 29, will be a source of deep regret to very many friends in Brisbane and on the Darling Downs, as well as in Victoria, where General and Mrs. Foott resided for several years. The late Mrs. Foott was the only daughter of the late Mr. G. T. M'Donald (a well-known Queensland surveyor) and Mrs. M'Donald, and was born in Victoria, but spent most of her girlhood in Queensland, her parents having made their home at Lirmeah, Rocklea. Her marriage with General Foott took place in 1902, and when war was declared General and Mrs. Foott and their family were in England. Mrs. Foott returned to Queensland, and while her husband was on active service she lived at Wynnum, throwing herself with enthusiasm into war work, especially such activities as the Red Cross and the Engineers' Comforts Fund. After the Armistice, when General Foott undertook demobilisation work, Mrs. Foott rejoined him in England in 1919. On returning to Australia her husband was appointed to Melbourne, where they lived until they came to Brisbane last year, arriving on December 28, 1925. During the period of her residence in Melbourne Mrs. Foott took an active interest in child welfare work, was a member of the committee of the Benevolent Society, and an enthusiastic member of the Melbourne Arts and Crafts Society. Since her arrival in Brisbane Mrs. Foott's health has caused considerable anxiety to her friends, and her illness took a serious form some months ago. In spite of never being robust, however, the deceased lady maintained her interest in art and handicrafts, and was also an enthusiastic supporter of the Queensland Bush Book Club. As a member of the old Brisbane Sketching Club examples from her brush adorn the homes of many of her friends. The late Mrs. Foott it survived by two daughters, the Misses Celia and Sydney Foott, and one son, Mr. Alan Foott. Her brothers include Dr. J. E. Fancourt M'Donald (of Willowburn) and Dr. S. F. M'Donald. of Brisbane.15

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://daao.library.unsw.edu.au/main/read/4369 - viewed 22 May 2011
    Author: Glenn R. Cooke. [Note: This bio contains the mistake that Isobel had two sons. Sydney was a daughter.]
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B1374 [par George Thomas McDONALD & Amelia Margaret MITCHELL]."
  3. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#M C1889 / 1901."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 25 Oct 1901, p4.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930
    Runic, departing from Albany, Western Australia to London
    Address: 72 Victoria Street, London.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
    Sydney Roberta Foott, Birth Date: 1909, Arrival Age: 3, Arrival Date: 1 Jan 1912, Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia, Port of Arrival: London, England, Ship Name: Runic.
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
    Allan Foott, Departure 6 Aug 1914, Destination Port: Cape Town, South Africa, Ship Name: Suevic.
  8. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923
    Sydney Foott, Age 6, arrived 21 Sep 1914 on "Suevic."
  9. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#D B18 / 1927 [par George Thomas McDONALD & Amelia Margaret MITCHELL]."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 Jan 1927, p1.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  13. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 30 Dec 1926, p10.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld.), 8 Jan 1927, p6.
Last Edited17 Sep 2022

Celia Mary Lumsden Foott

F, #559, b. 19 Oct 1902, d. 1 Apr 1991
Father*Cecil Henry Foott b. 16 Jan 1876, d. 27 Jun 1942
Mother*Isobel Agnes McDonald b. 1871, d. 29 Dec 1926
Married NameTaylor. 
Birth*19 Oct 1902 QLD, Australia, #B10014.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel17 Nov 1911 Sailing with Cecil Henry Foott, Isobel Agnes Foott, Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott, Sydney Roberta Foott to London, England. Ship Runic sailing from Melbourne via Albany, arriving 1 Jan 1912
Age 9.3,4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel21 Sep 1914 Sailing with Isobel Agnes Foott, Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott, Sydney Roberta Foott to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Suevic sailing from Liverpool, England on 6 Aug 1914
Age 11.5,6 
Marriage*5 Jul 1938 Spouse: William George Taylor. Howatharra, WA, Australia, WA #M38 [reg Geraldton].7
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Jul 1938 TAYLOR-FOOTT.—On the 5th July, at Howatharra (W.A.), William G Taylor, of Howatharra and Mullewa, to Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, elder daughter of Brigadier General C H Foott C.B. C.M.G. (of Upper Beaconsfield) and the late Mrs Foott.8 
Widow31 Mar 1958Celia Mary Lumsden Foott became a widow upon the death of her husband William George Taylor.9,10 
Death*1 Apr 1991 WA, Australia, Hamilton Hill - Ashes removed from Fremantle Cemetery.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1924 - 192523 Asling Street, Brighton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: student. With Cecil Henry Foott and Isobel Agnes Foott.12,13
1926Swan Street, Petrie terrace, Brisbane, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Cecil Henry Foott and Isobel Agnes Foott.14
1937Jacksons Road, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse.15
19373 View Street, Cottesloe, WA, AustraliaOccupation: nurse.15
bt 1943 - 1949Howatharra, WA, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William George Taylor.16,17
bt 1954 - 1958Meru Park, Narngulu, WA, AustraliaOccupation: primary producer. With William George Taylor.18,19
1963Coulston Road, Boya, WA, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.20
bt 1968 - 197222 Musgrove Crescent, Boya, WA, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.21,22
bt 1977 - 19803 Houston Street, Rockingham, WA, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.23,24

Citations

  1. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#B10014 / 1902."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
    Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, born 19 Oct 1902, at Queensland. Parents Cecil Henry Foott & Isabel Agnes Mcdonald, Registration Place: Queensland, Australia. Reg No. 10014.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930
    Runic, departing from Albany, Western Australia to London
    Address: 72 Victoria Street, London.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
    Sydney Roberta Foott, Birth Date: 1909, Arrival Age: 3, Arrival Date: 1 Jan 1912, Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia, Port of Arrival: London, England, Ship Name: Runic.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
    Allan Foott, Departure 6 Aug 1914, Destination Port: Cape Town, South Africa, Ship Name: Suevic.
  6. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923
    Sydney Foott, Age 6, arrived 21 Sep 1914 on "Suevic."
  7. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia "Reverse Marriage Search: http://www.wamarriage.info/Default.aspx."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Jul 1938, p8.
  9. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Rachael Hayes2012 - Owner: RachaelMHayes73.
  10. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  11. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au: FC00019617.
  12. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  13. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  14. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  15. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  16. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  17. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  18. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  19. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
  20. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  21. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  22. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  23. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  24. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited17 Sep 2022

Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott

M, #560, b. 4 May 1904, d. 25 Dec 1952
Colonel Allan FOOTT
(1904-1952)
Father*Cecil Henry Foott b. 16 Jan 1876, d. 27 Jun 1942
Mother*Isobel Agnes McDonald b. 1871, d. 29 Dec 1926
Birth*4 May 1904 Rocklea, QLD, Australia, #B10070.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel17 Nov 1911 Sailing with Cecil Henry Foott, Isobel Agnes Foott, Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, Sydney Roberta Foott to London, England. Ship Runic sailing from Melbourne via Albany, arriving 1 Jan 1912
Age 7.2,3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel21 Sep 1914 Sailing with Isobel Agnes Foott, Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, Sydney Roberta Foott to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Suevic sailing from Liverpool, England on 6 Aug 1914
Age 10.4,5 
Military*4 Mar 1922Enlisted for military service: Duntroon, ACT, Australia, Lieutenant Colonel.6 
Marriage-Notice*5 Jan 1929 ENGAGEMENTS. The engagement is announced of Grace Gwendoline Bethia, only child of Brigadier General A. T. Anderson, C.M.G., late Royal Artillery, and Mrs. Anderson, of Ball Green, Turramurra, to Thomas Harry Brudenell Foott, Staff Corps. R.A.E., only son of Brigadier-General C. H. Foott, C.B., C.M.G., Honorary A.D.C. to H.M. the King: State Commandant, Brisbane, and the late Mrs. Foott.7 
Marriage*27 May 1931 Spouse: Grace Gwendoline Bethia Anderson. St James' Church, Australia.
 
Death*25 Dec 1952 Repatriation General Hospital, Concord. 
Death-Notice*26 Dec 1952 FOOTT. Colonel Thomas Harry Brudenell (Allan). -Early on December 24 1952, at Concord Repatriation Hospital, of New Green Turramurra, late Australian Staff Corps, dearly loved husand of Bethia Foott, son of the late Brigadier-General C. H. Foott.8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 May 1931: WEDDINGS. FOOTT-ANDERSON. SYDNEY, May 27.
    Great interest was displayed in the marriage of Mr Thomas Harry Brudenell Foott (Australian Staff Corps) and Miss Bethia Anderson, which took place in St James' Church to-day. The bride is the daughter of Brigadier-General Anderson, late Royal Artillery, and private secretary to the Governor, and of Mrs A T Anderson, Ball Green, Turramurra. The bridegroom is the son of Brigadier General C H Foott, Base Commandant Victoria, and the late Mrs Foott. The Rev P A Micklem, assisted by the Rev Ronald Cameron, officiated at the ceremony. The bride wore a gown of pearl coloured satin shot with faint pink. It was made in a modified empire style, and leaves of pearl and diamante embroidery ran from each shoulder. The train was lined with gold and silver brocade patterned with tulips, and was attached to the shoulders with diamante bretelles. Her veil of needle run tulle had been worn by her mother and grandmother, and she carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley and tropical lilies. The bridesmaids were the Misses Clarice Faithfull Anderson, Sydney Foott, Gwen Ramsay, Jean Ramsay, Betty Chisholm, Sadie Budge, and Margaret Vernon. Miss Rosemary Game, daughter of the Governor (Sir Philip Game) and Lady Game, was train-bearer. The bridegroom was attended by brother officers of the Australian Staff Corps who were Messrs Ronald M Nicoll, Evan Jenkins JEM Calder, Rowan Reeves, Frank Hussey, Kenna, and Gamlin. The reception was held at Government House, where about 350 guests were received first by the Governor and Lady Game, and then by Brigadier General and Mrs. Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Foott left for Melbourne after the reception. The bride's travelling ensemble comprised a frock of pale pink wool georgette worn under a pastel pink coat, with collar and cuffs of grey fur. Her hat was of pink velour and ermine, and she carried a grey muff decorated with pink camellias.9
  • 3 Jun 1931: A WOMAN’S LETTER
    Weddings are usually dull affairs, but the only dull thing about Betliia Anderson’s wedding to her upstanding lieutenant was the weather. Inside St. James’s the gold epaulets of the Navy jutted impressively from broad shoulders, the Men of Mons blazed with medals, and sparkling-eyed little Girl Guides stood at ease: in the Guide interpretation of the term. Guests were taken to their places with military alacrity by young soldiers, who afterwards merged into groomsmen or part of the general atmosphere.
    Many-comers were stirred by spurts of excitement as the important people trod the aisle. The bride’s mother, Mrs. Anderson, squired by ’groom’s father, Brigadier-General Foott, caused nearly as much of a flutter as the bride. She carried' a cluster of roseate blooms against very correct frocking, beige gold in tone. The Governor’s lady also favored pale gold tones in her velvet wrap with its rich fur collar and cuffs. All Government House was there: the Governor, Commander Gifford in his Air Force blue, and the popular Miss Crowdy.
    There was no waltz or jazz step up the aisle about this bridal procession; in fact the principal and her seven attendants had rather the air of counting their paces to the altar. And this might have been the case, for the day previous a most careful rehearsal had been gone ; though, with Lady Game acting as the “bride.” Wattle, together with the rich, strong hues of marigold burned upon the altar, with, of course, a serving of time-honored white lilies. Rosemary Game, a nice mixture of innocence and primroses, was trainbearer, and this Letter liked the way in which the bridesmaids’ dresses fell in stiff folds, as though they had been sculped. Press photographers had a regular field-day; and one presumes that the patient crowds on the pavements in the streaming rain had their reward when swords glittered into an arch on St. James's steps, and the soldier and his lass passed to their car.
    At Government House you positively tripped over the photographers. Before the guests had arrived from the church they had their batteries trained on the staircase, they were settled on the terrace as closely as the poached egg on its toast, and they took flying shots at the ballroom, where a mile or so of table sparkled like the Aurora Australis with wedding presents. Only an auctioneer’s catalogue could find space for the details, but some family silver brought to Australia by Captain Neilley, of the 40th Regiment, in the days when it was a colony of his more or less ungracious Majesty George IV., and some spoons and forks which had served a forebear, William Mather, in 1760 and an Anderson grandsire in the same century called for note. Yet the real magnificence was the claret jug given by General and Mrs. Anderson to their daughter. It was solid silver, exquisitely chased and gold-lined; it had been a gift from the people of Mauritius to the General’s father. There was a silver salver from the Men of Mons and one from the groomsmen; there were cheques from the State Excellencies and from the Chief Justice Streets (and a dozen Or so more) ; there were phonograph records from Myrtle Meggy, including “The Song of the Nightingale,” books from poetess Ruth Bedford and a painting from the Roland Wakelins. Indeed there were so many pictures that Bethia should have enough to furnish the walls of the flat in Melbourne which is to be her new home. Clarice Faithfull Anderson, Sadie Budge, Betty Chisholm, Gwen and Jean Ramsay, Margaret Vernon and Sydney Foott were the shimmering golden girls who surrounded the parchment satin and Honiton lace of the bride. There were 350 guests, and there was champagne for all. Grace Gwendoline Bethia Anderson10
  • 23 Sep 1937: STAYED WITH PARENTS. MRS. ALAN FOOTT, daughter of General and Mrs. A. T. Anderson, of Wahroonga, who, with her husband, Captain Foott, has been staying in Sydney with her parents. Captain and Mrs. Foott left for Melbourne by car last Sunday night and arrived home on Monday night. They spent two weeks here. Grace Gwendoline Bethia Anderson11
  • 25 Dec 1952: COL. A. FOOTT DIES. SYDNEY, Wednesday. The death occurred to-day at the Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, of Colonel Allan Foott, honorary area commissioner for New South Wales.
    He is survived by his widow. Col. Foott (48) was member of Sydney Diocesan Synod of the Anglican Church, Member of World Council of Churches and member of the Board of Barker College. He also was a member of planning committee in New South Wales in connection with the Call to the Nation.12
  • 26 Dec 1952: COL. FOOTT DEAD. Funeral To-day
    The death occurred on Wednesday of Col. Thomas Brudenell ("Allan") Fooott, aged 48.
    Col. Foott was a son of the late Brig.-Gen. C. H. Foott, who was Chief Engineer of the Australian Corps in the First World War.
    Col. Foott, who was born in Brisbane, attended schools in England. Queensland and Scotch College, Melbourne. He entered Duntroon 1922, passing out in 1925 as Head Cadet and receiving the Sword of Honour and the King's Medal.
    Specialising in engineering. Col. Foott completed his training at Sydney University, receiving thé degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1927. He won a University College blue for shooting, rowing and football.
    In 1931 he married Bethia Anderson, daughter of the late Brig.-General A. T. Anderson and Mrs. Anderson, of Ball Green, Turramurra.
    As a member of the staff corps and an engineer, he served with various militia units and at army headquarters until the outbreak of war in 1939.
    He failed, for medical reasons, in his attempt to serve in the Middle East during the last war. At the outbreak of war with Japan he was on the staff of 1st Aust. Army.
    RETIRED IN 1945
    After his retirement from the Army in 1945, Colonel Foott devoted ( himself to the service of) various organisations. They included Toe H, of which he was honorary area commissioner for N.S.W., the Turramurra branch of the R.S.L., and the Prisoners' Aid Society. He was a member of the Sydney Church of England Diocesan Synod, a member of the World Council of Churches, a church warden of St. James Church, Turramurra, and a member of the board of Barker College. He was on the committee of The Call as the representative of the Archbishop and was also a committeeman of the New Settlers' League.
    Mrs. Foott survives him.
    The funeral service will be held to-day at St. James Church, Turramurra, starting at 11 a.m. Cremation will take place at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.13

Citations

  1. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#B10070 / 1904."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930
    Runic, departing from Albany, Western Australia to London
    Address: 72 Victoria Street, London.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
    Sydney Roberta Foott, Birth Date: 1909, Arrival Age: 3, Arrival Date: 1 Jan 1912, Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia, Port of Arrival: London, England, Ship Name: Runic.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
    Allan Foott, Departure 6 Aug 1914, Destination Port: Cape Town, South Africa, Ship Name: Suevic.
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923
    Sydney Foott, Age 6, arrived 21 Sep 1914 on "Suevic."
  6. [S30] World War Two Nominal Roll https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/
    Name      FOOTT, THOMAS HARRY BRUDENELL
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VP7469
    Date of Birth      4 May 1904
    Place of Birth      ROCKLEA, QLD
    Date of Enlistment      4 Mar 1922
    Locality on Enlistment      DUNTROON, ACT
    Place of Enlistment      DUNTROON, ACT
    Next of Kin      FOOTT, GRACE
    Date of Discharge      12 Nov 1946
    Rank      Lieutenant Colonel
    Posting at Discharge      DIRECTORATE OF ENGINEER STORES
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  7. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 5 Jan 1929, p10.
  8. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 26 Dec 1952, p8.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 28 May 1931, p18.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Bulletin, 3 Jun 1931, p32 Vol. 52 No. 2677
    https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-600831527/representativeImage
  11. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 23 Sep 1937, p19.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times (ACT), 25 Dec 1952, p4.
  13. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 26 Dec 1952, p4.
Last Edited17 Sep 2022

Sydney Roberta Foott

F, #561, b. 22 Jul 1908, d. 5 Aug 1978
Sydney Roberta FOOTT
(1908-1978)
Father*Cecil Henry Foott b. 16 Jan 1876, d. 27 Jun 1942
Mother*Isobel Agnes McDonald b. 1871, d. 29 Dec 1926
Book*Published books:
Handicapped At Home — published 1978
Kitchen Sense for Disabled People of All Ages — published 1980
Access To Music For The Physically Handicapped Schoolchild And School Leaver: Report On 3 Year Project, 1973 1976 by Daphne J. Kennard, Disabled Living Foundation, Sydney Foott (Editor) — published 1977. 
Birth*22 Jul 1908 QLD, Australia, #B17743.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel17 Nov 1911 Sailing with Cecil Henry Foott, Isobel Agnes Foott, Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott to London, England. Ship Runic sailing from Melbourne via Albany, arriving 1 Jan 1912
Age 3 1/2.2,3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel21 Sep 1914 Sailing with Isobel Agnes Foott, Celia Mary Lumsden Foott, Thomas Harry Brudenell "Allan" Foott to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Suevic sailing from Liverpool, England on 6 Aug 1914
Age 6.4,5 
Death*5 Aug 1978 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, Sep 1978 (Cambridge) 9 662. Born 22 Jul 1908 - as Sydney Roberta FOOTT.6 
Probate (Will)*11 Sep 1978 FOOTT, Sydney Roberta of 30 John St, Cambridge died 4 August 1978. Probate Ipswich 11 September. £29513.7 
Death-Notice*20 Sep 1978 FOOTT, Sydney R. — In Cambridge, England, on 5th Aug., 78, loved sister of Celia (Mrs Taylor) and dear sister-in-law of Betty (Mrs. Foott), loving aunt of Nancy (Mrs. Coll) and of Gwyn (Mrs. Smith). Brave worker for the disabled.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1943108 George Road, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: typiste.9
1947Halleswell Road, London, England10
bt 1952 - 1965Fairfax House, Holland Park, London, England11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Apr 1927: Miss Sydney Foott (younger daughter of Brigadier-General C. H. Foott and the late Mrs. C. H. Foott), who made her first appearance at a ball last Thursday evening, when she was a guest at the State Ball given by the Lieutenant-Governor (Mr. W. Lennon) and Mrs. Lennon.
    Poulsen studios12
  • 3 Jun 1933: IT is the intention of the AUSTRALIAN MUTUAL PROVIDENT SOCIETY, 425 Collins Street, Melbourne, after One Month from 30th May, 1933, to ISSUE, under the Companies Act, No. 3659, a SPECIAL POLICY in place of Policy No. 899,525 on life of SYDNEY ROBERTA FOOTT, dated 8th April, 1920, declared to have been lost.13
  • 1 May 1945: RED CROSS RELIEF UNITS FOR BALKANS
    Three Queensland girls, Misses Joan M. Fletcher, Keitha Ross Munro, and Sydney R. Foott, are members of one of the two Red Cross Overseas Relief Units which will proceed overseas shortly. The Relief Units will work in the Balkan areas, in association with the U.N.R.R.A. Nine men and five women comprise the Mobile Hygiene and First Aid Unit, and five men and five women (including the three Queenslanders) the Relief Refugee Unit.14
  • 6 Jan 1947: SUCCOUR TO GREEKS. Perth Doctor's Experiences.
    Experiences as head of the Australian Red Cross party working in Western Macedonia, where activities ranged from fighting typhus to carting firewood and running a section of railway, were related at Fremantle yesterday by Dr. Lindsay Male, of Perth, who returned to Australia as ship's surgeon on board the steamer Waimana. He is continuing the voyage to Melbourne in the ship but will later return to Perth.
    ... The team disbanded last April, when its contract expired, he said. However, several of the women members had stayed behind. Miss Fif Krios, of Melbourne, who was the pathologist, was one of these. Miss A. Penglazi, of Sydney, was now on the statistical staff of UM.R.R.A. in Athens, and Miss Sidney Foott, of Sydney, stayed as a welfare officer on the island of Samos. Miss Lesley Gorman, of Melbourne, a trained nurse, was now In Italy. The only other West Australian in the party, Miss Erna Grimm, was head of the office staff. She has now returned to this State.
    (part of article)15
  • 12 Feb 1948: BRISBANE GIRL CHOSEN FOR PRINCESS' STAFF. MISS SYDNEY FOOTT, formerly of Brisbane, has been annotated to the staff of Princess Elizabeth in a secretarial position. One of 10 Girl Guides who were asked to assist with the correspondence at the time of the Royal wedding, Miss Foott was asked to remain on as secretary to the Princess' private secretary. Miss Foott who is in her late 30's, is a daughter of the late Brigadier-General C. H. Foott. Her father was Base Commandant of 1st District Base, Brisbane, from 1926 to 1929. She completed her education at Somerville House. During the war, Miss Foott worked in the Defence Department in Melbourne. In 1945 she left for Greece, where she served for two years with the International Guide Service in reconstruction work.16
  • 25 Feb 1948: Australian girl on Elizabeth's Staff
    Sydney Foott, daughter of the late Brig. Gen. C. H. Foott , Military Commandant in Brisbane from 1926 to 1929, has been appointed to the staff of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth.
    Sydney was one of 10 Girl Guides who assisted with the correspondence at the time of the Royal Wedding.
    She is now secretary to the Princess' private secretary.17
  • 4 Mar 1948: ON QUEEN'S STAFF. MISS SYDNEY FOOTT, who assisted the clerical staff at Buckingham Palace during the week preceding the wedding of Princess Elizabeth, is now attached to Queen Elizabeth's staff at the Palace. Daughter of the late Brigadier General C. H. Foott, who was military Commandant in Brisbane from 1926-29 and the late Mrs. Foott, and sister of Colonel Allan Foott, of Turramurra. Miss Foott did confidential work at R.A.A.F. Headquarters in Melbourne during the war and in 1945 went to Greece with UNRRA. Before leaving for England she was given the freedom of the city of Kozani and the bronze decoration of the Greek Red Cross.18
  • 2 Jun 1950: They have seen quite a lot of Sydney Foott, younger daughter of the late Brigadier-General C. H. Foott, who lived in Brisbane for some years when her father was here as commandant. Sydney now has a flat in London.19

Citations

  1. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#B17743 / 1908."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930
    Runic, departing from Albany, Western Australia to London
    Address: 72 Victoria Street, London.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
    Sydney Roberta Foott, Birth Date: 1909, Arrival Age: 3, Arrival Date: 1 Jan 1912, Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia, Port of Arrival: London, England, Ship Name: Runic.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
    Allan Foott, Departure 6 Aug 1914, Destination Port: Cape Town, South Africa, Ship Name: Suevic.
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923
    Sydney Foott, Age 6, arrived 21 Sep 1914 on "Suevic."
  6. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Sep 1978 (Cambridge) 9 662. Born 22 Jul 1908 - as Sydney Roberta FOOTT."
  7. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966 "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar
    Sydney Roberta Foott, Death Date: 4 Aug 1978, Death Place: Cambridge, Probate Date: 11 Sep 1978, Probate Registry: Ipswich."
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Sep 1978, p27.
  9. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  10. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965.
  11. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965
    1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1965.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), Sat 9 Apr 1927, p26
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/21097489
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld.), 3 Jun 1933, p1.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.), Tue 1 May 1945, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/48945617
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), Mon 6 Jan 1947, p10
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/46253609
  16. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.), 12 Feb 1948, p1.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Sun (Sydney, NSW), Wed 25 Feb 1948, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/229039841
  18. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 4 Mar 1948, p6.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Brisbane Telegraph (Qld.), Fri 2 Jun 1950, p21
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/212090985
Last Edited30 Apr 2024

Agnita Regnier Cogan

F, #562, b. 17 Mar 1883, d. 6 Feb 1949
Father*Edward Ademar Cogan b. 9 Sep 1857, d. 21 Jan 1934
Mother*Caroline Groombridge Davis b. 2 May 1857, d. 29 Jul 1912
Married NameFoott. 
Birth*17 Mar 1883 New Zealand #B7842 (NZ.)1,2 
Marriage*6 Sep 1934 Spouse: Cecil Henry Foott. St James Anglican, Pakenham, VIC, Australia.3
 
Widow27 Jun 1942Agnita Regnier Cogan became a widow upon the death of her husband Cecil Henry Foott.4 
Death*6 Feb 1949 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, #D17758 (Age 66.)2,5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1928College, Otaki, Wellington, New ZealandOccupation: spinster.6
1934"Leintwardine", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as COGAN).7
bt 1936 - 1937Lytton, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Cecil Henry Foott.8,9
1942Lytton, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.10
1946241 North Road, North Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand6

Citations

  1. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#B7842 (NZ)."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wood Family Tree "jpwood120" - viewed Dec 2010.
  3. [S55] ADB online, online https://adb.anu.edu.au/, Warren Perry, 'Foott, Cecil Henry (1876–1942)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/foott-cecil-henry-6204/…, published first in hardcopy 1981, accessed online 18 March 2023.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D26975 age 66 [par Thomas Wade FOOTT & Mary Hannah BLACK]."
  5. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#D17758 (Age 66)."
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981.
  7. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  8. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
Last Edited18 Mar 2023

Isa Frances Harris

F, #563, b. 21 Feb 1883, d. 20 May 1960
Father*Solomon Harris b. 10 Mar 1854, d. 5 May 1942
Mother*Rosetta Sparkes b. 30 Nov 1854, d. 15 Dec 1939
Married NameRobb. 
Birth*21 Feb 1883 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B10372.1 
Marriage*18 Aug 1915 Spouse: Robert Bowman Robb. Baptist Church, Kew, VIC, Australia, #M8450.2
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Oct 1915 ROBB - HARRIS. - On the 18th August, 1915, at Baptist Church, Kew, by Rev. W.H. Holdsworth, M.A., Robert Bowman, fourth son of Mr. Wm. Robb, Lyle Park, Moulamein, N.S.W., to Isa Frances, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harris, of Edgevale, Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria. Present address, Lyle Park, Moulamein, N.S.W.3 
Land-UBeac*21 Dec 1942 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Rosetta Harris to Isa Frances Robb, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Claud Alfred Harris, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale. 123a 2r 13p.4 
Land-UBeac25 Jan 1943 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Isa Frances Harris, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale to Claud Alfred Harris. 123a 2r 13p.5 
Death*20 May 1960 Chatswood, NSW, Australia, #D14436.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1913Harkaway, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.7,8
1935Willandra Station, Booligal, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Bowman Robb.9
1943130 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (with Margaret Bowman ROBB, cashier).10
1949130 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.11
bt 1954 - 195814 Helen Street, Lane Cove, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.12,13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Jun 1960: SYMPATHY of the district is extended to the Harris family in the Upper Beaconsfield area, in the passing of their sister, Mrs. Isa Francis Robb, on May 20. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Harris, late of Beaconsfield Upper, and the loved sister of Louie, Memie (Mrs. Preston), Claud and Dot (Mrs. W. Tivendale).14

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10372."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M8450."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Oct 1915, p11.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Isa Frances Robb of 580 Old South Head Road Bondi Juncion New South Wales Married Woman Lucy Annie Harris Spinster and Ethel Georgeann Tivendale and Rosetta Amelia May Tivendale Married Women all of Officer Marion Eva Preston of 6 Ann Street Morwell Married Woman and Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor are now proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 6646-108.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6646-108 - Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "#D14436."
  7. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  8. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  9. [S135] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1935.
  10. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  12. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  13. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
  14. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette (Vic.), 3 Jun 1960, p10.
Last Edited23 Jul 2020

Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris

F, #564, b. 18 Dec 1884, d. 10 Jun 1974
Father*Solomon Harris b. 10 Mar 1854, d. 5 May 1942
Mother*Rosetta Sparkes b. 30 Nov 1854, d. 15 Dec 1939
Birth*18 Dec 1884 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B3631/1885.1 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac21 Dec 1942 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Rosetta Harris to Isa Frances Robb, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Claud Alfred Harris, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale. 123a 2r 13p.2 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac25 Jan 1943 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Isa Frances Harris, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale to Claud Alfred Harris. 123a 2r 13p.3 
Death*10 Jun 1974 Traralgon, VIC, Australia, #D19958/1974 (Age 89) - as HARRIS.4,5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1925 - 1934Edgevale, Beaconsfield North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.6,7,8,9,10,11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3631."
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Isa Frances Robb of 580 Old South Head Road Bondi Juncion New South Wales Married Woman Lucy Annie Harris Spinster and Ethel Georgeann Tivendale and Rosetta Amelia May Tivendale Married Women all of Officer Marion Eva Preston of 6 Ann Street Morwell Married Woman and Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor are now proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 6646-108.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6646-108 - Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Aussiemandas.
  6. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  7. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  8. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  9. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
Last Edited21 Jul 2020

Marian Eva 'Memie' Harris

F, #565, b. 18 Dec 1884, d. 17 Dec 1981
Father*Solomon Harris b. 10 Mar 1854, d. 5 May 1942
Mother*Rosetta Sparkes b. 30 Nov 1854, d. 15 Dec 1939
Married NamePreston. 
Birth*18 Dec 1884 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B3632/1885 - birth could be 17 Dec 1884.1 
Marriage*24 Jun 1925 Spouse: Robert Harry Preston. Congregational Church, North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M5050/1925.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Aug 1925 PRESTON-HARRIS. - On the 24th June, 1925, at the Congregational Church, North Beaconsfield, by the Rev. James Wilson, Robert Harry, youngest son of the late William Preston, to Marian Eva, third daughter of Mr and Mrs S. Harris, of Edgevale, Beaconsfield Upper.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac21 Dec 1942 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Rosetta Harris to Isa Frances Robb, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Claud Alfred Harris, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale. 123a 2r 13p.5 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac25 Jan 1943 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Isa Frances Harris, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale to Claud Alfred Harris. 123a 2r 13p.6 
Widow27 Apr 1974Marian Eva 'Memie' Harris became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Harry Preston.7,8 
Death*17 Dec 1981 Moe, VIC, Australia, #D107/1982 (Age 97.)9,10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Solomon Harris and Rosetta Harris and Claud Alfred Harris.11,12
bt 1917 - 1922Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.13,14,15,16,17
bt 1924 - 1925Edgevale, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.18,19
19675 Ann Street, Morwell, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Harry Preston.20

Grave

  • Hazelwood Cemetery, Morwell, VIC, Australia21

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3632."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Aug 1925, p1.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 17 Aug 1925, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2157749
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Isa Frances Robb of 580 Old South Head Road Bondi Juncion New South Wales Married Woman Lucy Annie Harris Spinster and Ethel Georgeann Tivendale and Rosetta Amelia May Tivendale Married Women all of Officer Marion Eva Preston of 6 Ann Street Morwell Married Woman and Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor are now proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 6646-108.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6646-108 - Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Elizabeth Jeffrey.
  8. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D9735/1974 - born Drouin."
  9. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  10. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Aussiemandas.
  11. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  12. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  13. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  14. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  15. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  16. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  17. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  18. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  19. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  20. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  21. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189618958
    Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 July 2020), memorial page for Robert Harry Preston (1894–27 Apr 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. 189618958, citing Hazelwood Cemetery, Morwell, Latrobe City, Victoria, Australia; Maintained by SueM (contributor 47776904)."
Last Edited23 Jul 2020

Ethel Georgeann Harris

F, #566, b. 6 Sep 1886, d. 29 Nov 1944
Father*Solomon Harris b. 10 Mar 1854, d. 5 May 1942
Mother*Rosetta Sparkes b. 30 Nov 1854, d. 15 Dec 1939
Married NameTivendale. 
Birth*6 Sep 1886 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B26657.1,2 
Marriage*17 Jun 1908 Spouse: George Frederick Tivendale. Officer, VIC, Australia, #M4730.3
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Jul 1908 TIVENDALE—HARRIS.—On the 17th June at Officer, by the Rev. Jas. Wilson, George Frederick eldest son of James Tivendale, to Ethel Georgeann, fourth daughter of Solomon Harris, both of Officer.4 
Land-UBeac*1 Dec 1932 PAK-52 (part), Brown Road. Transfer from Agnes Hannah Atkinson to Ethel Georgeann Tivendale. 24a - Transfer 1513876.5 
Land-UBeac*4 Sep 1939 PAK-52 (part), Brown Road. Transfer from Ethel Georgeann Tivendale to George Frederick Tivendale. 24a.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac21 Dec 1942 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Rosetta Harris to Isa Frances Robb, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Claud Alfred Harris, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale. 123a 2r 13p.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac25 Jan 1943 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Isa Frances Harris, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale to Claud Alfred Harris. 123a 2r 13p.8 
Death*29 Nov 1944 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D12363 (Age 58.)9 
Death-Notice*1 Dec 1944 TIVENDALE.—On November 29, at a private hospital, Melbourne, Ethel Georgeann, the dearly beloved wife of George Tivendale, of School road Officer, and loving mother of Jean (Mrs. Porter), Thora (Mrs. Wilsford), Kath (Mrs. J. Crook;) Fred (A.I.F.), Ron (A.I.F.), and Alan (R.A.A.F.) —In God's care.10 

Grave

  • Plot 1-044-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Ethel Georgeann Tivendale died 29 Nov 1944
    and George Frederick Tivendale died 23 Jan 196511

Family

George Frederick Tivendale b. 11 Jan 1878, d. 23 Jan 1965
Children 1.Arthur Ronald Tivendale+ b. 6 Jun 1918, d. 24 Dec 2012
 2.David Alan Tivendale b. 23 Aug 1925, d. 14 Sep 2014

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Dec 1944: MRS. G. F. TIVENDALE. THE DEATH at the Mercy Hospital on November 29, of Mrs. Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, wife of Mr. George Frederick Tivendale, of Officer, robs that district of one of its most respected citizens.
    Among other activities the late Mrs. Tivendale was a faithful member of the ACF, and that organisation will miss her greatly. Deceased, who was only 58, had been ill for some weeks before she passed away.
    Born at Canterbury, she was the daughter of the late Solomon and Rosetta Harris, of Beaconsfield Upper. Mr. Claud Harris, of Upper Beaconsfield, is a brother.
    Mrs. Tivendale endeared herself to all by her pleasant manner and friendly nature, and many friends join with her husband, three daughters and three sons in their grief at her death. Two of her boys are in the AIF, and the other in the RAAF.
    The funeral last Saturday was very largely attended, and there, ware a host of beautiful floral tributes. Before the lengthy cortege left for the Berwick cemetery, Mr. Alan T. Linnett, of the Congregational Church conducted a solemn-service at the home. He also officiated at the graveside. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. W. and E. Tivendale, C. Harris and J. Porter. The pall was carried by by Crs. C. Greaves and T. C. Whiteside; Messrs. G. Wakley, G. Crook, J. Hicks, G. Brunt, J. Reid, P. Brown, J. Adamson and A. Rix. W. J. Garnar and Son conducted the funeral.12

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B26657."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Aussiemandas.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M4730."
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Jul 1908, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197356991
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 4598-414 - Ethel Georgeann Tivendale of Officer Married Woman - C/T 5819-712.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5819-712 - George Frederick Tivendale of Officer Carpenter.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Isa Frances Robb of 580 Old South Head Road Bondi Juncion New South Wales Married Woman Lucy Annie Harris Spinster and Ethel Georgeann Tivendale and Rosetta Amelia May Tivendale Married Women all of Officer Marion Eva Preston of 6 Ann Street Morwell Married Woman and Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor are now proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 6646-108.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6646-108 - Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12363/1944."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Dec 1944, p2.
  11. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-044-A Tivendale Ethel Georgiana F 58 1/12/1944
    1-044-A Tivendale George Frederick M 87 26/01/1965
    Tivendale Ethel Georgeann (-Harris) 1944 58 wife/ George Frederick
    Tivendale George Frederick 1965 87 hus/ Ethel Georgeann     
    Photo bw1855.
  12. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 13 Dec 1944, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214168332
Last Edited21 Jul 2020

Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Harris

F, #567, b. 23 May 1891, d. 21 Jul 1975
Father*Solomon Harris b. 10 Mar 1854, d. 5 May 1942
Mother*Rosetta Sparkes b. 30 Nov 1854, d. 15 Dec 1939
Probate (Will)* Rosetta Amelia May Tivendale. Home Duties. Berwick. 21 Jul 1975. 796/978.1 
Married NameTivendale. 
Birth*23 May 1891 Edgevale-road, East Kew, VIC, Australia, #B24413.2 
Birth-Notice*30 May 1891 HARRIS. — On the 23rd May, at Edgevale-road, East Kew, the wife of S. Harris, grocer, of a daughter.3 
Marriage*1916 Spouse: William Thomas Tivendale. VIC, Australia, #M10542.4
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac21 Dec 1942 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Rosetta Harris to Isa Frances Robb, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Claud Alfred Harris, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale. 123a 2r 13p.5 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac25 Jan 1943 GEM-E-4B (part). Transfer from Isa Frances Harris, Lucy Annie 'Louie' Harris, Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston, Ethel Georgeann Tivendale, Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Tivendale to Claud Alfred Harris. 123a 2r 13p.6 
Widow21 Nov 1955Rosetta Amelia May 'Dot' Harris became a widow upon the death of her husband William Thomas Tivendale.7 
Death*21 Jul 1975 Wonthaggi, VIC, Australia, #D17717 (Age 85.)7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Officer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Thomas Tivendale.8

Family

William Thomas Tivendale b. 30 Nov 1881, d. 21 Nov 1955
Child 1.Lucy Anne Tivendale+ b. 1927, d. 3 Aug 2010

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 626; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 558.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B24413."
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 30 May 1891, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/190622683
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M10542."
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Isa Frances Robb of 580 Old South Head Road Bondi Juncion New South Wales Married Woman Lucy Annie Harris Spinster and Ethel Georgeann Tivendale and Rosetta Amelia May Tivendale Married Women all of Officer Marion Eva Preston of 6 Ann Street Morwell Married Woman and Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor are now proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 6646-108.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6646-108 - Claud Alfred Harris of Upper Beaconsfield Contractor.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
Last Edited21 Jul 2020

Robert Harry Preston

M, #568, b. 1893, d. 27 Apr 1974
Birth*1893 Drouin, VIC, Australia, #B21803/1893 [par Unknown & Elizabeth McGREGOR].1,2,3 - as Robert Harry McGREGOR] 
Marriage*24 Jun 1925 Spouse: Marian Eva 'Memie' Harris. Congregational Church, North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M5050/1925.4,5
 
Marriage-Notice17 Aug 1925 PRESTON-HARRIS. - On the 24th June, 1925, at the Congregational Church, North Beaconsfield, by the Rev. James Wilson, Robert Harry, youngest son of the late William Preston, to Marian Eva, third daughter of Mr and Mrs S. Harris, of Edgevale, Beaconsfield Upper.6 
Death*27 Apr 1974 Traralgon, VIC, Australia, #D9735/1974 (Age 80) [par Joe PRESTON & Elizabeth BEVERS].7,1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19675 Ann Street, Morwell, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: greengrocer. With Marian Eva 'Memie' Preston.8

Grave

  • Hazelwood Cemetery, Morwell, VIC, Australia9

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D9735/1974 - born Drouin."
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Robert Henry's mother Elizabeth McGREGOR [par James McGREGOR & Elizabeth COOLE] was born c1869 on the Isle of Man. Her mother remarried in 1875. Her second husband was William PRESTON and together they migrated to Australia.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Aug 1925, p1.
  5. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 17 Aug 1925, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2157749
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Elizabeth Jeffrey.
  8. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  9. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189618958
    Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 July 2020), memorial page for Robert Harry Preston (1894–27 Apr 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. 189618958, citing Hazelwood Cemetery, Morwell, Latrobe City, Victoria, Australia; Maintained by SueM (contributor 47776904)."
Last Edited23 Jul 2020

George Frederick Tivendale

M, #570, b. 11 Jan 1878, d. 23 Jan 1965
Father*James Tivendale b. 1851, d. 20 Nov 1921
Mother*Eliza Catherine Stevenson b. 1853, d. 2 Oct 1942
Birth*11 Jan 1878 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B3801/1878.1,2 
Marriage*17 Jun 1908 Spouse: Ethel Georgeann Harris. Officer, VIC, Australia, #M4730.3
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Jul 1908 TIVENDALE—HARRIS.—On the 17th June at Officer, by the Rev. Jas. Wilson, George Frederick eldest son of James Tivendale, to Ethel Georgeann, fourth daughter of Solomon Harris, both of Officer.4 
Land-UBeac*1 Aug 1913 PAK-40B (Lot 7) part, Public Hall. Transfer from George Frederick Tivendale to an unknown person . To George Brunt, John Reid, George Crook, Oscar Peterson, and George Frederick Tivendale - transferred to His Majesty King George V on 25 July 1940.5 
Land-Note*15 Nov 1913 PAK-40B (Lot 7) part: Mortgagee: Hubert Ralph Hamer. Mortgage No 327022 - Discharged 3 Sep 1914. Mortgagor was George Frederick Tivendale.6 
Land-Note20 Apr 1916 PAK-40B (Lot 7) part: Mortgagee: George Frederick Matthews. Mortgage 358771. Discharged 29 Aug 1921. Mortgagor was George Frederick Tivendale.7 
Land-UBeac*22 Oct 1921 PAK-40B (Lot 7) part. Transfer from George Frederick Tivendale to Isaac Amos Wright. 11a 1r 28p.8 
Land-UBeac*31 Jan 1929 PAK-52 (part). Transfer from Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite to George Frederick Tivendale William Edward Lowe. 104a 1r 7p.9 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac29 Aug 1929 PAK-40B (Lot 7) part, Church. Transfer from Isaac Amos Wright to James Hicks, Augustus Edward Stevens, George Frederick Tivendale, Thomas Clair Whiteside, George Edward Crook. To James Hicks, Augustus Edward Stevens, George Frederick Tivendale, Thomas Clair Whiteside, and George Edward Crook.10 
Land-UBeac*24 Jan 1938 PAK-52. Transfer from William Edward Lowe to George Frederick Tivendale. George Frederick Tivendale of Princes Highway Officer Storekeeper is now the proprietor.11 
Land-UBeac*4 Sep 1939 PAK-52 (part), Brown Road. Transfer from Ethel Georgeann Tivendale to George Frederick Tivendale. 24a.12 
Land-UBeac*27 Aug 1940 PAK-193.236 (part). Transfer from William Henry Goff to George Frederick Tivendale. 35a 1r 36p.13 
Land-UBeac*27 May 1942 PAK-182.189.190.191.192. Transfer from Ernest James Griffiths to George Frederick Tivendale. 96a 2r 39p.14 
Widower29 Nov 1944He became a widower upon the death of his wife Ethel Georgeann Harris.15 
Land-UBeac*29 Jan 1946 PAK-236 (part). Transfer from George Frederick Tivendale to John Charles Edward Wilson. 18a 1r 12p.16 
Land-UBeac*9 Mar 1955 PAK-52 (part), Brown Road. Transfer from George Frederick Tivendale to David Alan Tivendale. 24a.17 
Land-Note*12 Aug 1957 PAK-52 (part). New title issued to George Tivendale for balance 103a 3r 9p - C/T 8238-072.18 
Land-Note27 Feb 1958 PAK-52 (part). Subdivided into two parts - C/T 8263-139 + 140.19 
Land-UBeac27 Feb 1958 PAK-52 (part) 2/LP46177. Transfer from George Frederick Tivendale to Arthur Ronald Tivendale. 65a 3r 34p.20 
Land-UBeac27 Feb 1958 PAK-52 (part) 1/LP46177. Transfer from George Frederick Tivendale to David Alan Tivendale. 37a 3r 14p.21 
Death*23 Jan 1965 Officer, VIC, Australia, #D1539 (Age 87.)22 

Grave

  • Plot 1-044-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Ethel Georgeann Tivendale died 29 Nov 1944
    and George Frederick Tivendale died 23 Jan 196523

Family

Ethel Georgeann Harris b. 6 Sep 1886, d. 29 Nov 1944
Children 1.Arthur Ronald Tivendale+ b. 6 Jun 1918, d. 24 Dec 2012
 2.David Alan Tivendale b. 23 Aug 1925, d. 14 Sep 2014

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Jul 1962: Early days of Officer
    Pictured on the left is Mr. George Frederick Tivendale, one of Officer's most highly esteemed residents.
    "Eighty-four years young", best describes this springhtly, alert man, who came to Officer as a boy 10 years of age — 74 years ago.
    Mr. Tivendale has been persuaded to set down on paper something of the early days of the district and here it is for the benefit of our readers.
    My parents lived at Embling Road, Malvern, where I was born on January 11th, 1878. At the age of five years I went to the Spring Road State School and continued on there until 1888, when we came to live at Officer.
    In that year the great land boom was on in Victoria, and father sold his home and bought a block of ground at the corner of Bay View road and the Prince's Highway, Officer, and built a house on it (now owned by Mr. K. Curran), and started a brick yard with the object of sending bricks to Melbourne, where there was a great demand for them owing to the building boom.
    There were four other yards starting at that time with the same objective, namely A. Fry's in Starling road, Holt's down near the Railway Station, H. Morey's where the Officer Tile Works are now, Recce's where Whiteside's now have an orchard, and my father's just next to Jack Hick's Pipe Works. At that time Mr. Jack Hicks, Snr., was making the bricks for Morey's.
    Burst of the Boom
    The boom did not last long, and when it finished all the brick yards closed down. Thousands of people in the City and elsewhere were out of work, and there was very little money about. Most of the Banks had closed their doors, and business generally was almost at a standstill.
    Father had laid out his money in the brick yard, and all he had left was 10 acres of ground with a home on it, and besides that he had a dray and two horses, which had been used for carting the bricks to the railway station. He also had two cows, two pigs, and a few fowls. We used to cure our own bacon, so we were not so badly off as some other folk, but money was very scarce.
    Officer School
    I attended the Officer State School for one year after we came to Officer. The school building was at that time on a half acre block, where the Officer Store now is, and was later rebuilt on its present site. There was no playground, and we used to play football and cricket on the main Highway. We weve not worried by passers-by, as there was very little traffic on the road then. The school building stood in the centre of the block and there was a row of big pine trees all around the boundary. The building was of one room, about 30 feet by 18 feet, with a lean-to along one site, which was used as a residence for the school master, his wife and two daughters, it being divided into two rooms. The school masters name was Lougier. He was moved to Gippsland after a couple of years, and a Mr. Stubbo took over; after him came Mr. J. Denholm.
    Wages 15/- a Week
    When I was about 14 I got a job with an English family, who lived in a fairly big weatherboard house they had built, where Mr. Reg. Barlee now lives. The family's name was Gower and Mr. Gower had a business in the City, and went in by train each day. His daughters kept a good many fowls, mostly show birds, and I helped to feed them and look after them, and did odd jobs. The land had not then been cleared, and was covered with scrub and trees. One night the house was burned down, and the brick house that Mr. Barlee now lives in was erected in its place. I was paid fifteen shillings per week and lived at home with my parents.
    I left this job after a while and went to help my father, who cut wood and carted it to the Railway Station to he sent to Melbourne. I had a few years at that, as there was nothing else to do. Most of the wood we cut was on the land now owned by Mr George Wakley. The trees were very thick and had been ringbarked for several years, so were all dry wood. We got 27/6 for a railway truck load of six ton — 60 feet to the ton.
    Laborers paid 4/- a day
    When I was 19 years of age I went over to Mt. Lyell, Tasmania, with Mr Jas. Adamson, of Beaconsfield. He was a carpenter on the Mine, and I got a job trucking underground, and later worked in the blacksmith's shop; we were paid 8/- per day there. The wages in Victoria were then 4/- per day for labourers. When I came home I worked for Mr. Adamson, and also Mr. Alex Miller, of Berwick, as builder's laborer, and got 5/- per day. After that I took on fencing jobs and have also split many thousands of posts. We sold these for 30/- per hundred, and used to pay 2/6 royalty to the owners of the land.
    In the early days there was always a bit of harvesting to be done around the district. One of our neighbours used to grow about 40 acres of oats every year, and I used to go and help him carting in, and he taught me how to build a hay stack. For a good many years I used to stack the hay for farmers around, the district. Sometimes we would get a job mowing, with a scythe.
    Hand Binding of Crops
    Later Mr. Julius Hilbrick, from Narre Warren, used to come around with his pair of horses and a back-delivery mower, and the crop was hand-bound. It took about five men to keep up with him, tying—and they would be moving too!
    Probably, some of the young farmers in these days would not know how a back delivery worked. The mower was much the same as now, only pulled by horses, and had a hinged board at the back of the blade with a trip attached, which you worked with your foot.
    Two men sat on the mower, one the driver and one the "putter-off." He had a rake and kept the hay coming straight onto the board until there was enough for a sheaf. He then released the trip and slid the hay off in a nice straight bundle, ready to be bound with a handful of the hay.
    Chaffcutters and Threshing Machines
    Mr Manks, from Clyde, used to travel around the district with his travelling chaff cutter, worked by steam engine, and he alao had a threshing machine. It was a busy day for the farmer when it arrived. It took 12 or more men to work it. The old man always fed the sheaves into the machine, and around our district I used to sometimes put up the straw stacks. He put through a 60 ton stack one day, working from 7 o'clock in the morning till 8 at night, and did the farmer put on some meals!
    The girls brought out the lunches in a clothes basket, and buckets of tea. The temperature that day was over 100 degrees. They liked it that way, because the grain came out easier when the weather was hot. We were paid 7/- per day and meals. One day we were stacking hay at Mr. Haw's place, who lived at the "Meadows," on the opposite side of the Cardinia Creek to where Mr. Dodson now lives, and while we were in having dinner one of the draught horses walked over an underground well. The covering gave way, and the horse fell into the well, which had 7 feet of water in it. Someone secured its head and kept it above water, while others ran over to Mr. Lecky's, who had some blocks and tackle, and after rigging it up with shear legs, we were able to get it out.
    Cardinia Park
    Mr. James Lucky was a very fine old gentleman who I believe was born at "Cardinia Park," an estate of 1150 acres, bounded on the west side by Cardinia Creek and extending eastward to where Mr. T. Mather lives now. I used to do odd jobs for Mr. Lecky, and had some very interesting talks with him about his early days there — how his father used to grow wheat on the flats along the Creek, and, after it was harvested, a load of the grain would be taken by bullock team to Brighton, to be ground into flour. His father and his man would camp at Brighton for a week, and just put some bells on the bullocks and let them roam to feed. Then, he would go into Melbourne, and purchase provisions; bags of sugar, a chest of tea and various other goods for the household, after which they would pick up as much flour, bran and pollard as they required and come back home. Mr. Lecky said it was a great treat if he was allowed to go on these trips.
    He also told me how at certain times of the year tribes of blackfellows would come down from the hills and camp in a bush paddock near the homestead. They had to lock up the dairy, as the blacks would go for the milk and cream.
    Game such as wild duck and fish were very plentiful along the Creek.
    That must have been over 100 years ago, as it is nearly sixty years since he told me this, and he wasn't a young man then.
    He lost his two sons —Jim and Merv.—in the First World War. Many a happy day I had out with the two lads, fishing, with Tom Kernot or Gill Egerton. Alex (Jim) Henry very often accompanied us on these trips.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3801."
  2. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette (Vic.), 27 Jul 1962.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M4730."
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Jul 1908, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197356991
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1470-917 - to George Brunt, Farmer, John Reid, Farmer, George Crook, Farmer, Oscar Peterson, Storekeeper and George Frederick Tivendale, Labourer, all of Officer - joint proprietors - C/T 3713-438
    They were initially listed as tenants-in-common in equal shares, but it was corrected 22 Aug 1913. It was also originally listed as part of Crown Allotment Forty One B, and corrected to Forty B on 23 Sep 1930.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1470-917 - Mortgage No 327022 - Discharged 3 Sep 1914.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1470-917 - Mortgagee George Frederick Matthews. Mortgage 358771. Discharged 29 Aug 1921.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1470-917 - C/T 4503-431 - Isaac Amos Wright of Officer Farmer.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 4737-378 - C/T 5570-981 - George Frederick Tivendale of Princes Highway Officer Storekeeper and William Edward Lowe of 13 Princes Avenue East Malvern Contractor - proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 4503-431 - James Hicks Brickmaker, Augustus Edward Stevens Farmer, George Frederick Tivendale Storekeeper, Thomas Clair Whiteside and George Edward Crook Orchardists, all of Officer - joint proprietors - C/T 5611-150.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5570-981 - George Frederick Tivendale of Princes Highway Officer Storekeeper is now the proprietor.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5819-712 - George Frederick Tivendale of Officer Carpenter.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 4085-830 - George Frederick Tivendale of Officer Contractor - C/T 6408-575.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6478-560 - George Frederick Tivendale of Officer Timber Contractor.
  15. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12363/1944."
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6408-575 - John Charles Edward Wilson of Officer War Pensioner - C/T 6841-002.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5819-712 - David Alan Tivendale of Starling Road Officer Orchardist.
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5570-981 - George Frederick Tivendale of Princes Highway Officer Storekeeper - C/T 8238-072.
  19. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 8238-072 - subdivided into two parts - C/T 8263-139 + 140.
  20. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 8263-140 - Arthur Ronald Tivendale of Officer Country Roads Board Employee.
  21. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 8263-139 - David Alan Tivendale of Officer Orchardist.
  22. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  23. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-044-A Tivendale Ethel Georgiana F 58 1/12/1944
    1-044-A Tivendale George Frederick M 87 26/01/1965
    Tivendale Ethel Georgeann (-Harris) 1944 58 wife/ George Frederick
    Tivendale George Frederick 1965 87 hus/ Ethel Georgeann     
    Photo bw1855.
Last Edited17 Dec 2022
 

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