William Mark Forster

M, #5673, b. 7 Oct 1846, d. 6 Jun 1921
William Mark FORSTER
(1846-1921)
Birth*7 Oct 1846 Rothbury, Northumberland, England.1 
Marriage*1 Sep 1869 Spouse: Mary Jane McLean. Woodford, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.2
 
Land-UBeac*a Jul 1879 GEM-C-26. Transfer from James McGillicuddy Long to William Mark Forster. 19a 2r 3p - No Land File. Selected by J. McG. LONG, but crown grant to W. M. FORSTER on 18 May 1880. SALE 5333 18/5/1880, upset £1/ac, value £65.3 
Widower20 Aug 1908He became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Jane McLean.4 
Marriage*2 Feb 1910 Spouse: Mary Alice Crook. VIC, Australia, #M88 (as GOWDIE.)4
 
Death*6 Jun 1921 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D5998 (Age 74) [par Luke FORSTER & Anne BLACKETT].5 
Death-Notice*8 Jun 1921FORSTER.-On the 6th June, 1921, at "Rothbury," 327 Auburn road, Auburn, William Mark, the beloved husband of Mary Alice Forster, in his 75th year (late of Toorak).
FORSTER.-On the 6th June, 1921, at "Rothbury," Auburn road, Auburn, William Mark Forster, in his 75th year. (Inserted by his loving sons and daughters.)6 
Probate (Will)*7 Sep 1921 178/649. No inventory included, but UB property went to his widow.7 
Land-UBeac*24 Jul 1924 GEM-C-26. Transfer from William Mark Forster to Mary Alice Forster. 19a 2r 3p.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909135 Canterbury Road, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: saddler. With Mary Jane Forster. With Gordon Ewing Forster Margaret Ruby Forster.9
1919327 Auburn Road, Auburn, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: director. With Mary Alice Crook. With Stanley Wiseman Forster.10

Grave

  • PRES 0244-0246, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Mary Jane, wife of W. M. FORSTER, died at Toorak 19.8.1908 age 58 - also their children May died 3.9.1876 2y 10mth - Daisy died 18.10.1888 2y 9mth - William Mark FORSTER, founder of "Try Boys Society", husband of Mary Alice FORSTER born 7.10.1846 died 6.6.1921 - Mary Alice FORSTER, mother of Laurence William FORSTER, b 24.3.1872 died 26.12.193011

Family

Mary Alice Crook b. 24 Mar 1872, d. 26 Dec 1930
Child 1.Laurence William Forster b. 1912, d. 27 May 1974

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Beatty Family Tree - Owner: sbeatty120.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, marriage certificate on ancestry.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-619 - William Mark Forster of Toorak.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jun 1921, p1.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-619 - William Mark Forster died 6 June 1921. Probate granted to Mary Alice Forster of 327 Auburn Road Auburn Widow and William Cuthbert Durham Forster of Normanby Street Middle Brighton Manufacturer
    - Mary Alice Forster of 327 Auburn Road Auburn Widow is now the proprietor of the within described estate.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  11. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    Inscription GSV.
Last Edited13 Sep 2017

Mary Alice Crook

F, #5687, b. 24 Mar 1872, d. 26 Dec 1930
Married NameForster.1 
Married NameGowdie. 
Birth*24 Mar 1872 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B8449/1873.2,3 
Marriage*31 Mar 1903 Spouse: Samuel Hunter Gowdie. Presbyterian Church, Albert Park, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*23 May 1903GOWDIE—CROOK.--On the 31st March, 1903, at the Presbyterian Church, Albert-park, by the Rev. J.A. Burns, Samuel Hunter, fifth son of the late Sinclair Gowdie, Fairholm-grove, Camberwell to Mary Alice, only daughter of the late J.H.B. and S.A. Crook, and stepdaughter of Mrs. J.H.B Crook, Alma-road, Camberwell.4 
Widow30 Aug 1903Mary Alice Crook became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Hunter Gowdie
Marriage*2 Feb 1910 Spouse: William Mark Forster. VIC, Australia, #M88 (as GOWDIE.)1
 
Widow6 Jun 1921Mary Alice Crook became a widow upon the death of her husband William Mark Forster.5 
Land-UBeac*24 Jul 1924 GEM-C-26. Transfer from William Mark Forster to Mary Alice Forster. 19a 2r 3p.6 
Death*26 Dec 1930 Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D3063/1931 (Age 58) [par James Henry Boreas CROOK & Selena Agnes HAYES].2,5 
Death-Notice*29 Dec 1930FORSTER-On the 26th December, at Hampton, Mary Alice, widow of William Mark Forster, of Rothbury, Auburn road, Auburn, and loving mother of Laurence William.7 
Land-UBeac*8 Feb 1950 GEM-C-26. Transfer from Mary Alice Forster to Laurence William Forster. 19a 2r 3p.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919327 Auburn Road, Auburn, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Mark Forster. With Stanley Wiseman Forster.9

Grave

  • PRES 0244-0246, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Mary Jane, wife of W. M. FORSTER, died at Toorak 19.8.1908 age 58 - also their children May died 3.9.1876 2y 10mth - Daisy died 18.10.1888 2y 9mth - William Mark FORSTER, founder of "Try Boys Society", husband of Mary Alice FORSTER born 7.10.1846 died 6.6.1921 - Mary Alice FORSTER, mother of Laurence William FORSTER, b 24.3.1872 died 26.12.193010

Family

William Mark Forster b. 7 Oct 1846, d. 6 Jun 1921
Child 1.Laurence William Forster b. 1912, d. 27 May 1974

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 May 1903, p9.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-619 - William Mark Forster died 6 June 1921. Probate granted to Mary Alice Forster of 327 Auburn Road Auburn Widow and William Cuthbert Durham Forster of Normanby Street Middle Brighton Manufacturer
    - Mary Alice Forster of 327 Auburn Road Auburn Widow is now the proprietor of the within described estate.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Dec 1930, p1.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-619 - Mary Alice Forster died on 26th December 1930. Probate of her will has been granted to William Leonard Crook of 9 Selwood Street Upper Hawthorn and Frederick Albert Joseph Testro of 9 Elizabeth Street Malvern, Engineers. Dated 26 March 1931.
    Laurence William Forster of 38 Mount Ida Avenue Hawthorn Director is now the proprietor of th within described estate. Registered 8th February 1950.
  9. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  10. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    Inscription GSV.
Last Edited12 Jan 2016

Laurence William Forster

M, #5688, b. 1912, d. 27 May 1974
Father*William Mark Forster b. 7 Oct 1846, d. 6 Jun 1921
Mother*Mary Alice Crook b. 24 Mar 1872, d. 26 Dec 1930
Probate (Will)* Laurence W Forster. Director. Hawthorn. 27 May 1974. 778/432.1 
Birth*1912 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #B24362.2 
Land-UBeac*8 Feb 1950 GEM-C-26. Transfer from Mary Alice Forster to Laurence William Forster. 19a 2r 3p.3 
Land-UBeac*9 Sep 1953 GEM-C-26. Transfer from Laurence William Forster to Frederick James Pask. 19a 2r 3p.4 
Death*27 May 1974 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D12134 (Age 61.)5 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 236; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 465.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-619 - Mary Alice Forster died on 26th December 1930. Probate of her will has been granted to William Leonard Crook of 9 Selwood Street Upper Hawthorn and Frederick Albert Joseph Testro of 9 Elizabeth Street Malvern, Engineers. Dated 26 March 1931.
    Laurence William Forster of 38 Mount Ida Avenue Hawthorn Director is now the proprietor of th within described estate. Registered 8th February 1950.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-619 - Laurence William Forster to Frederick James Pask of "Windermere" Ferntree Gully Road Oakleigh Market Gardener.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited12 Jan 2016

John Masters

M, #5691, b. 1850, d. 1 Sep 1894
Note* Not 100% sure if identified this person properly. But Elsternwick Masters seems the most probable candidate. 
Birth*1850 At Sea. 
Land-UBeac*b 1879John Masters selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-37. 19a 3r 31p - License 570/49. Selected by J. MASTERS on 13 May 1879. SALE 5085 13/5/1879, upset £1/ac, value £70 10s.1,2 
Govt Gazette*20 Jun 1879The article reads: License Cancelled because land sold.3 
Marriage*20 Nov 1879 Spouse: Elizabeth Margaret Burt. All Saints' Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M3992.4
 
Notebt 1880 - 1885 Children (3 born St Kilda): Constance Eleanor 1880/25425; Enid Frances 1882/12528; Clarice Evelyn 1885/13937; Madeline Estella 1892/13025 Elsternwick [dau's of John MASTERS & Elizabeth Margaret BURT].4 
Land-UBeac*27 Oct 1881 GEM-C-37. Transfer from John Masters to John Ambrose Kitchen. 19a 3r 31p.5 
Residence*1892 Rate books states that he has sold his property.6 
Death*1 Sep 1894 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #D9348 (Age 44) [son of William Walsingham MASTERS & Louisa ABSOLOM].7 
Death-Notice*3 Sep 1894MASTERS. -On the 2nd inst, at his residence, East Dene, Oak avenue, Elsternwick, John Masters, late secretary Goldsbrough, Mort, and Co., city, aged 44 years.
MASTERS-The friends of the late Mr JOHN MASTERS (late secretary Goldsbrough, Mort, and Co.) are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Brighton General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, East Dene, Oak avenue, Elsternwick, THIS DAY (Monday, September 3, 1894) at 3.30 o'clock punctually.8 
Death-Notice4 Sep 1894MASTERS.-On the 1st inst., at his residence, East Dene, Elsternwick, of acute pneumonia, John, the beloved husband of Elizabeth M Masters, aged 44 years.9 
Probate (Will)*23 Oct 1894 55/972. Sec. Goldsboro & Co. Elsternwick.10 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Oct 1894, The will, dated May 3, 1893, of John Masters, late of Oak-avenue, Elsternwick, secretary to Goldsborough, Mort, and Company Limited, who died on September 1, has been lodged for probate. The estate is valued at £4,300, being £3,200 realty and £1,100 personalty. The testator's wife, Elizabeth Margaret, is made sole legatee.11

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 570/49 JOHN MASTERS PAKENHAM 20--0--0 VPRS 5714/P0000/1363.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-424 - John Masters of Melbourne.
  3. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette "Gazette 63, 20 Jun 1879, p1568."
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-424 - John Ambrose Kitchen of Melbourne Soap and Candle Manufacturer - C/T 1301-040.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 note in 1892/3 rate book that John MASTERS has sold the property.
  7. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Sep 1894, p1.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Sep 1894, p1.
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Oct 1894, p6.
Last Edited18 Mar 2016

John Lorimer

M, #5692, b. 1822, d. 2 Nov 1888
Note* William Graham. Both of Connell, Hogarth and Co. 
Birth*1822 Portsea, Banffshire, Scotland.1 
Marriage*9 Jun 1851 Spouse: Jane Jamieson. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2,1
 
Land-UBeac*b 24 Jan 1879John Lorimer selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-36. 19a 3r 17p - Crown Grant to J. LORIMER on 24 Jan 1879. SALE 4996 24/1/1879, upset £1/ac, value £103.3,4 
Death*2 Nov 1888 Manly, NSW, Australia, NSW#D6259 [son of Peter & Mary].5 
Death-Notice*6 Nov 1888LORIMER. —On the 2nd inst., at Manly, N.S.W., John Lorimer, late of Connell, Hogarth, and Co., in his 66th year.6 
Death-Notice7 Nov 1888THE Friends of JOHN LORIMER (late of Connell, Hogarth, and Co.), are advised that his funeral will leave Spencer-street railway station for the Boroondara Cemetery on arrival of the Sydney express, 11.16, Wednesday, the 7th inst.7 
Land-UBeac*20 Dec 1888 GEM-C-36. Transfer from John Lorimer to Jane Lorimer. 19a 3r 17p - owner as executrix of John Lorimer's Will.8 
Probate (Will)*24 Apr 1889 38/984. Merchant.9 

Grave

  • IND A 0068/0068A/1001/1002, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, Stone 68: Sacred to the memory of John LORIMER d at Manly NSW 2 Nov 1888, aged 66 years, & his wife Jane LORIMER d at Kew 12 Jan 1903, aged 72 years, also their daughters Cecilia Jane d at Kew 4 Apr 1915, aged 54 years, Jessie Forrester d at Kew 13 Dec 1928, aged 74 years.
    In loving memory of Catherine Beatrice ROBERTS d 7 Aug 1933 in her 66th year.
    Erected by John & Jane LORIMER in loving memory of their children Frederick James d 16 Jun 1877, aged 3 years 11 months, Edwin Day d 3 Jul 1877, aged 6 years 11 months, text,
    In memory of John Alexander d 19 Jan 1859 aged 9 months, Mary Jane d 13 Oct 1859, aged 3 years 2 months, Henry d 3 Mar 1860 aged 2 months, John Arthur Henry d 1 June 1866 aged 17 months, children of John & Jane LORIMER who all died & are interred at Castlemaine.
    Stone 1002: George Edgar LORIMER d 29 Apr 191610,11

Family

Jane Jamieson b. 11 Nov 1830, d. 12 Jan 1903
Child 1.George Edgar Lorimer b. 1863, d. 29 Apr 1916

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3650     
    516/49 JOHN LORIMER PAKENHAM 36 19--3--17. 1877 - 1879.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-419 - John Lorimer of Melbourne.
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Nov 1888, p1.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Nov 1888, p1.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-419 - Memo No 31158 - George Edgar Lorimer of St James Buildings Little Collins Street Melbourne Merchant is registered as proprietor of the within described land as Executor of Jane Lorimer late of "Ermington" Kew Widow who was Executrix of the within named John Lorimer, who died on the 2nd November 1888 and Probate of whose will was granted to the said Jane Lorimer on the 20th December 1888. The said Executrix Jane Lorimer died on the 12th January 1903 and Probate of her will and Codicils was granted to the said George Edgar Lorimer on the 17th September 1903. Dated the 29th October 1903.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  10. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    also Maie Jean, daughter of George LORIMER & Meg McMILLAN, aged 4 Months, 26 Feb 1893.
  11. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited17 Mar 2016

William Graham

M, #5693, b. 1850, d. 23 Jan 1892
Note* John Lorimer. Both of Connell, Hogarth and Co. 
Birth*1850 Glasgow, Scotland. 
Marriage*6 Sep 1877 Spouse: Emily Edith Beresford. Northcote, VIC, Australia, #M2884.1
 
Marriage-Notice*12 Sep 1877GRAHAM-BERESFORD. -On the 6th inst., at Northcote, by the Rev. J. S. Waugh, William Graham to Emily Edith, third surviving daughter of the late Joseph Beresford, Esq., of Dudley, Tasmania.2 
Land-UBeac*b 1879William Graham selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-39. 19a 2r 17p - Crown Grant to W. GRAHAM on 24 Jan 1879. SALE 4996 24/1/1879, upset £1/ac, value £103.3 
Death*23 Jan 1892 Kensington, London, England, Mar Q [Kensington] 1a 190 (Age 42) - died of influenza.4 
Death-Notice*26 Jan 1892GRAHAM. -On the 23rd inst., at London, William Graham (Connell, Hogarth, and Co.), aged 42, from influenza. (By cable.)5 
Probate (Will)*5 Aug 1892 49/357. Merchant. Melbourne. At the time of his death he owned GEM-C-39, valued at £100. He left various legacies to his family and religious institutions.6 
Land-Note*2 May 1900 GEM-C-39: The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited 412 Collins Street Melbourne and Emily Graham of 57 Rose Street Armadale Widow are registered proprietors of the within described land as executor and executrix to whom probate of the will of William Graham who died 23rd January 1892 was granted 19th May 1892.7 
Land-UBeac*2 May 1900 GEM-C-39. Transfer from William Graham to Emily Edith Graham. 19a 2r 17p.8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Feb 1892, THE LATE WILLIAM GRAHAM, ESQ.
    Very considerable surprise and sorrow were recently caused in commercial circles in Melbourne, by information reaching friends there of the death of Wm. Graham, Esq., of the firm of Messrs. Connell, Hogarth, and Co. Referring to the painful event The Journal of Commerce of the 2nd instant, says :
    The intelligence received by cable that Mr. William Graham, senior resident partner of the well-known merchant firm of Messrs. Connell, Hogarth and Co., had died on 23rd January, in London, came as a great shock to the whole mercantile community. The circumstances were all the more sad because the deceased gentleman was just making preparations for his return to the colony by the R.M.S. Arcadia, due to leave London on 5th February, after a year's trip to Europe, with which, since the early days of his youth, he had made no acquaintance. We are irresistibly compelled to recall a function held at Scott's Hotel on the 12th of March last year, when 120 gentlemen, representing the cream of the colony's commercial life, assembled under the presidency of the Hon. James Service to take leave of, and wish bon voyage to, the subject of this brief memoir. It may be stated that nothing there said in any way exceeded what was but a fitting tribute to one of the brightest ornaments of the trade of Australasia, and we remember how feelingly, yet modestly and simply, Mr. Graham acknowledged the compliments paid him, and left behind him a standard up to which all men should endeavour to act. He said-"He felt it was not always possible to act up to an ideal, but that he could conscientiously say he had done his part to carry out the work which laid nearest to his hand." The kindly christian gentleman, who has been cut off in the prime of his life and is the middle of a career which promised to be brilliant, was a man whom all honest men delighted to honour. Unassuming, to a degree, verging almost upon timidity, in his private life he yet was ever ready to stand up sturdily for the right. A diligent worker himself, he was necessarily anxious that the staff of the house of which he was one of the principals should be inculcated with that first principle of business, and to that end, with kindly words and sometimes more practical recognition, he was ever ready to encourage them. In his relations with other men he was the soul of honour, and as he was never known to asperse the character of another, so it may be said he had not an enemy in the land. Most of his time was given to the direction of the business of his firm, and thus it happened that it was not until within the last three or four years that Mr. Graham could be induced to take any part whatever in public life, and even at his death he held but few offices, the chief amongst which was as one of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce, where his wide mercantile experience, his matured judgment, and quick grasp of all the bearings of difficult subjects relating to the trade of the colony were of the utmost service to the community.
    Mr. Graham was born in Scotland, and in his early youth sought this new land, where, after completing his education at the Scotch College, he entered the employ of Messrs. Charles Watson and Co., a firm which in 1866 was incorporated with that of Messrs. Connell, Watson aud Hogarth. Passing through the various branches of the establishment, his course being marked by that diligence and conscientiousness for which he was remarkable, he obtained his reward. In 1876, when he was admitted partner into the firm then trading as Council, Hogarth and Co., a position which he retained until his decease. He was elected a member of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce in 1889, and was appointed on his leaving for England last year with Messrs. J. Balfour and Huddurt to represent the Melbourne body at the Conference of Chambers of Commerce of the Empire which was to have been held in October last, but was postponed. Mr. Graham was also a local director of the China Traders' Insurance Company and one of the promoters and a director of the Australasia Sugar Refining Co. Ltd. As stated, our late friend left the colony in March 1891, partly for a well earned holiday and partly owing to the delicate health of Mrs. Graham, and the last mail advices stated that both had greatly benefited by the change ; and they, with practically all mercantile Melbourne, were looking forward to their return home with the keenest pleasure. But it was not to be, that fell scourage, " influenza," sweeping away after a brief struggle, at the age of forty-two, one of the noblest of our race.
    " Heaven gives its favourite early death."
    The deceased gentleman was a brother of Mr. E. W. Graham, manager here of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co's, business.9
  • 18 May 1892, PROBATE OF WILLS. Charitable bequests amounting to £2000 have been left under the will of the late William Graham, of Melbourne, merchant. The estate is valued at £10,963 realty and £20,796 personalty.10

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Sep 1877, p1.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 638/49 WILLIAM GRAHAM PAKENHAM 19--2--17     VPRS 5714/P0000/1353     Closer [and Soldier] Settlement Files.
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Jan 1892, p1.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-408 - The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited 412 Collins Street Melbourne and Emily Graham of 57 Rose Street Armadale Widow are registered proprietors of the within described land as executor and executrix to whom probate of the will of William Graham who died 23rd January 1892 was granted 19th May 1892.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-408 - Emily Graham of 57 Rose Street Armadale Widow.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), 9 Feb 1892, p5.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 15 May 1892, p7.
Last Edited17 Mar 2016

George Thomson

M, #5694
Probate (Will)* Is not the George Thomson, gent, of Clifton Hill, died 1904. This one had 2 sons, and only listed property in Clifton Hill. It is likely that he would have stated his land in UB in his will...1 
Land-UBeac*17 Nov 1877George Thomson selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-42. 19a 2r 20p - Crown grant to G. THOMSON on 16 Apr 1879. SALE 5062 16/4/1879, upset £1/ac; £101.2,3,4 
Residence17 Nov 1877 George Thomson, Banker of 14 Market Buildings Collins Street West Melbourne. Ferndene Toorak Melbourne - owned 4 acres at Toorak.2 
Land-Note*23 May 1879 GEM-C-42: Mortgagee: The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Ltd. Discharged 16 Oct 1883 (date of Mortgage unclear). Mortgagor was George Thomson.5 
Residence*c 1897 Sydney, NSW, Australia, described as merchant or gentleman of Sydney 1897-1902, then 1903 estate agent, no location, 1904 George Thomson Estate. 
Land-UBeac*1 Jun 1948 GEM-C-42. Transfer from George Thomson to Charles Alexander Berglund. 19a 2r 20p (Adverse Possession.)6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Apr 1877, Australian Agency and Banking Corporation. DIRECTORS include: H J G Cattanach; MANAGER. George Thomson, Esq. Late Manager National Bank of Australasia, Naracoorte; S.A.) ; ACCOUNTANT. James H. Horner.7
  • 22 Mar 1948, TRANSFER of LAND ACT 1928.-No. 855, Sec. 87.-Title claimed by adverse possession to land comprised in Crown Grant, Vol. 1120, Fol. 223996, whereof GEORGE THOMSON, of Melbourne is the registered proprietor. Charles Alexander Berglund, of Upper Beaconsfield, farmer, has applied for a vesting order vesting in him for an estate in fee simple, free from encumbrance, the land described below.
    The Commissioner of Titles has directed notice thereof to be advertised in the "Argus," and has appointed twenty-one days from the advertisement, after which time the application may be granted unless a caveat is lodged forbidding the same. Dated 18th March, 1948.
    LAND.-Crown Allotment forty two section C, parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington. Commencing at the south-west angle of the said Crown allotment: thence by a fence, a line, a fence, a line and a fence along Crown allotment thirty-eight north- easterly 2176 links, a fence along Crown allotment seventy-three south-easterly 1022 links, a fence, and a line along Crown allotment forty-three south- westerly 1784.5 links, and a line and a fence along a Government road north- westerly 326 links, and westerly 796.7 links to the commencing point.
    A. P. SUTHERLAND, Registrar of Titles.8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3919
    923/49 GEORGE THOMSON PAKENHAM 42 19--2--20. 1877 - 1879.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-996 - George Thomson of Melbourne.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Has not paid his rates from at least 1890 - described as merchant or gentleman of Sydney 1897-1902, then 1903 estate agent, no location, 1904 George Thomson Estate.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-996 - George Thomson to The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Limited
    Date of Mortgage appears to read 23 May 1875 - but that was before he leased/bought the land.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-996 - By vesting order dated 1st June 1948. The within described land became vested in Charles Alexander Berglund for an estate in fee simple - C/T 7093-580.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 21 Apr 1877, p31.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Mar 1948, p9.
Last Edited20 Mar 2016

Jane Jamieson

F, #5695, b. 11 Nov 1830, d. 12 Jan 1903
Married NameLorimer.1 
Birth*11 Nov 1830 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.2 
Marriage*9 Jun 1851 Spouse: John Lorimer. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1,2
 
Widow2 Nov 1888Jane Jamieson became a widow upon the death of her husband John Lorimer.3 
Land-UBeac*20 Dec 1888 GEM-C-36. Transfer from John Lorimer to Jane Lorimer. 19a 3r 17p - owner as executrix of John Lorimer's Will.4 
Death*12 Jan 1903 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D2182 (Age 72) [par George JAMIESON & Janet FORRESTER].1 
Death-Notice*13 Jan 1903LORIMER.—On the 12th January, at "Ermington," Kew, Jane, relict of the late John Lorimer, aged 72.5 
Probate (Will)*17 Sep 1903 88/259 - only will available online, no inventory.6 
Land-UBeac*17 Sep 1903 GEM-C-36. Transfer from Jane Lorimer to George Edgar Lorimer. 19a 3r 17p - owner as executrix of Jane Lorimer's Will.4 

Grave

  • IND A 0068/0068A/1001/1002, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, Stone 68: Sacred to the memory of John LORIMER d at Manly NSW 2 Nov 1888, aged 66 years, & his wife Jane LORIMER d at Kew 12 Jan 1903, aged 72 years, also their daughters Cecilia Jane d at Kew 4 Apr 1915, aged 54 years, Jessie Forrester d at Kew 13 Dec 1928, aged 74 years.
    In loving memory of Catherine Beatrice ROBERTS d 7 Aug 1933 in her 66th year.
    Erected by John & Jane LORIMER in loving memory of their children Frederick James d 16 Jun 1877, aged 3 years 11 months, Edwin Day d 3 Jul 1877, aged 6 years 11 months, text,
    In memory of John Alexander d 19 Jan 1859 aged 9 months, Mary Jane d 13 Oct 1859, aged 3 years 2 months, Henry d 3 Mar 1860 aged 2 months, John Arthur Henry d 1 June 1866 aged 17 months, children of John & Jane LORIMER who all died & are interred at Castlemaine.
    Stone 1002: George Edgar LORIMER d 29 Apr 19167,8

Family

John Lorimer b. 1822, d. 2 Nov 1888
Child 1.George Edgar Lorimer b. 1863, d. 29 Apr 1916

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-419 - Memo No 31158 - George Edgar Lorimer of St James Buildings Little Collins Street Melbourne Merchant is registered as proprietor of the within described land as Executor of Jane Lorimer late of "Ermington" Kew Widow who was Executrix of the within named John Lorimer, who died on the 2nd November 1888 and Probate of whose will was granted to the said Jane Lorimer on the 20th December 1888. The said Executrix Jane Lorimer died on the 12th January 1903 and Probate of her will and Codicils was granted to the said George Edgar Lorimer on the 17th September 1903. Dated the 29th October 1903.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Jan 1903, p1.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  7. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    also Maie Jean, daughter of George LORIMER & Meg McMILLAN, aged 4 Months, 26 Feb 1893.
  8. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited17 Mar 2016
 

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