Alfred Ernest Kitchen

M, #37, b. 1867, d. 18 Apr 1936
Father*John Ambrose Kitchen b. 27 Feb 1835, d. 24 May 1922
Mother*Catherine Miller Sandeman b. 1839, d. 15 Nov 1874
Birth*1867 Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #B4671.1 
Marriage*8 Feb 1888 Spouse: Florence Seymour Mendell. VIC, Australia, #M1436.2
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Feb 1888KITCHEN-MEUDELL -On the 8th inst. by the Rev. Joseph King, Alfred Ernest, second son of Mr. John A. Kitchen, of Elsinore, Kew, to Florence Seymour, eldest daughter of Mr. William Meudell, manager Bank of Victoria.3 
Land-UBeac*16 Apr 1888 GEM-C-19. Transfer from Law Oldfield to Alfred Ernest Kitchen. 19a 3r 6p.4 
Land-UBeac*14 Jun 1888 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 7-30). Transfer from Rev George William Torrance to Alfred Ernest Kitchen. 125a 1r 17p (Caveat lodged 19 Mar 1888.)5 
Land-UBeac*25 Sep 1889 GEM-C-19. Transfer from Alfred Ernest Kitchen to Charles William Atkins. 19a 3r 6p.6 
Land-Note*1 Jul 1890 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 7-30): Mortgagee: Thomas Septimus Harrison, John Stoup Chambers, Harriet Harrison. Does not now affect transfer to mortgagee. Mortgagor was Alfred Ernest Kitchen.7 
Land-UBeac*22 Nov 1892 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 7-30). Transfer from Alfred Ernest Kitchen to Thomas Septimus Harrison, John Stoup Chambers, Harriet Harrison. 125a 1r 17p.8 
Death*18 Apr 1936 Toomuc Apple Estate, Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #D15956 (age 69.)1 
Death-Notice*20 Apr 1936KITCHEN-on the 18th April, at his home, Whangarei, Pakenham Alfred Ernest, dearly loved husband of Florence Seymour Kitchen, aged 60 years.9 

Grave

  • Box Hill Cemetery, Box Hill, VIC, Australia

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Apr 1890, Auctioneers' Notices. PAKENHAM. THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH. -
    Clearing Sale of Pakenham Park of CATTLE, HORSES, PONIES, DAIRY UTENSILS, FARMING IMPLEMENTS, &c.
    WM. HAMILTON and CO. (in conjunction, with GEORGE WATSON), have received instructions from ERNEST KITCHEN Esq. (who is giving up dairying), to sell by public auction on the above date at 12 o'clock sharp- -
    223 Head of Cattle 223 - Consisting of 50 Forward Springers 100 Backward Springers 50 Store Cows 23 Fat Cows
    Horses 7 Draught Horses, broken to all kinds of work 2 Buggy Horses 1 Thoroughbred Mare, with fine foal at foot 1 Thoroughbred Colt, 2 years old 10 Splendid Timor Ponies
    - Pigs and Poultry. - 9 Fat Pigs 5 Couples of Pure Minorca Fowls 5 " " Plymouth Rocks 3 " " Brahmas
    This season's produce of fowls imported last year by the Aylesbury Dairy Co., which have taken prizes wherever shown. - 50 Couples of Fowls -
    Farming Implements. - Tip-dray, Spring-cart, Abbot Buggy, Reaper and Binder; by McCormack, 2 Mowers, Hay-rake, Scarifier, Acme Harrow, Mangel Pulper, Horseworks and Chaffcutter (new), 2 iron Tanks, Milk-pan, Stand and Refrigerator, 15 Milkcans, 60 Milk-tins, Single and double Buggy Harness, Saddle and Bridles; Spring-cart Harness, and a lot of Sundries too numerous to mention; also, 1 Stack Straw, about 70 tons. 150 bags of Oats (grand sample for seed), in lots to suit purchasers.
    - The whole for positive sale, absolutely without reserve, in consequence of the owner having given up dairying, and let his paddocks.
    TERMS :-£25 or over approved bills at 3 months without interest. LUNCHEON PROVIDED. WM.. HAMILTON and CO., 15 Queen street, Melbourne and Warragul. GEORGE WATSON, Pakenham.10
  • 17 Jun 1896, INSOLVENCY OF A. E. KITCHEN. - LIABILITIES £11,587 : DEFICIENCY £6,581.
    The schedule of Alfred Ernest Kitchen, formerly of Pakenham, farmer, but now of Flinders-lane, Melbourne, commercial traveller, was filed yesterday at the Insolvency Court. The causes of insolvency are set down as - Losses on farming operations, depreciation in the value of real estate, and failure of persons jointly liable with insolvent to meet their engagements. Liabilities, £41,585 17s. 9d; assets, £35,001 ; deficiency-, £6,584 17s. 9d. Debts due upon mortgage, £40,200: debts due to unsecured creditors, £1,370 17s. 9d; debts due to other secured creditors, £15.

    Value at present of real property, £33,000; personal property not held as security, £1. Principal secured creditors:-The Union Trustee Company of Australia Limited, Collins-street, Melbourne, £40,000 mortgage over freehold property at Pakenham ; Federal Bank of Australia Limited (in liquidation), Queen-street. Melbourne, £1,370 17s. 9d., amount due on promissory note. The insolvent's rent property, valued at £35,000 in the schedule, is described as freehold land at Pakenham, known as "Greenhill's Estate," and containing about 3,000 acres, held by insolvent jointly with others. The insolvent's estate is placed under sequestration in the hands of Mr. Jas. Shackell, assignee.11
  • 20 Apr 1936, OBITUARY. Mr. Alfred Ernest Kitchen died suddenly at his home on the Toomuc apple estate, Pakenham, on Saturday. He was aged 69 years. He was formerly associated with the businesses of J. Kitchen and Sons Pty. Ltd. and Cuming, Smith, and Co. Pty. Ltd., and was well known in sporting circles. The estate at Pakenham was established by Mr. Kitchen's father, Mr. J. A Kitchen, more than 50 years ago. Mr. Kitchen had been living there for some time. He has left a widow, who was the daughter of the late Mr. William Meudell who was manager of the Bank of Vitoria, Collins street. The funeral will leave Sleight's chapel, Flinders street, at 3.30 pm. to-day for the Box Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being made by A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.12
  • 19 Apr 1937, KITCHEN - In everlasting remembrance of Ernest, beloved husband of Florence Kitchen, who passed higher at Pakenham on the 18th April, 1936.13

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Feb 1888 p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1860-846 - Law Oldfield to Alfred Ernest Kitchen of Toomuc Valley Orchards Pakenham Grazier.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 881-116 - Alfred Ernest Kitchen of the Toomuc Valley Orchards Pakenham Grazier - C/T 2032-322.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1860-846 - Alfred Ernest Kitchen to Charles William Atkins of William Street Melbourne Merchant.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2032-322 - Mortgage No 113955 - does not now affect transfer to mortgagee.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2032-322 - Thomas Septimus Harrison of Little Collins Street Melbourne Importer, John Stoup Chambers of Swanston Street Melbourne Merchant and Harriet Harrison of Barkers Road Hawthorn Widow are now proprietors.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Apr 1936, p1.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian and Buln Buln and Narracan Shire Advocate (Warragul, Vic. : 1879 - 1894), 8 Apr 1890, p2.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1896 p7.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Apr 1936 p10.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1937 p1.
Last Edited11 Apr 2016

Gertrude Walker

F, #44, b. 1855, d. 10 Jan 1925
Married NameKitchen. 
Birth*18551 
Marriage*3 Sep 1875 Spouse: John Ambrose Kitchen. VIC, Australia, #M3452.2
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Oct 1875KITCHEN-WALKER.—On the 3rd ult., by the Rev. Joseph King, John Ambrose Kitchen to Gertrude, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Walker, of the London City Mission.3 
Land-UBeac*b 1880Gertrude Kitchen selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-64. 19a 1r 28p - Selected by Gertrude KITCHEN, but crown grant to J. A. KITCHEN on 18 May 1880. - Land SALE 5282 (17/2/1880) & SALE 5333 (18/5/1880), upset £1/ac, value £75.4 
Land-UBeac*b 18 May 1880 GEM-C-64. Transfer from Gertrude Kitchen to John Ambrose Kitchen. 19a 1r 28p - Selected by Gertrude KITCHEN, but crown grant to J. A. KITCHEN on 18 May 1880. - Land SALE 5282 (17/2/1880) & SALE 5333 (18/5/1880), upset £1/ac, value £75.5 
(Lessee) Land-Note4 Jun 1894 GEM-C-37.45.62.63.64.65.66.67 PAK-248.6 
Land-UBeac*24 Apr 1899 GEM-C-37.45.64 (part) PAK-248 (part). Transfer from Edward Keep to Gertrude Kitchen. 173a 2r 3p.7 
Land-Note*25 May 1899 GEM-C-37.45.64 (part) PAK-248 (part): Mortgagee: Edward Keep. Part of mortgage that applied to GEM-C-37 discharged 9 Jan 1902. Mortgagor was Gertrude Kitchen.8 
Land-UBeac*9 Jan 1902 GEM-C-37. Transfer from Gertrude Kitchen to Richard Henry Bunt. 19a 3r 31p.9 
Land-UBeac*4 Aug 1903 GEM-C-45. Transfer from Gertrude Kitchen to William George Lucas Spowers. 19a 2r 26p.10 
Land-Note*4 Feb 1904 GEM-C-64 (part) PAK-248 (part): Mortgagee: Caroline Eliza Kitchen. Discharge not noted. Mortgagor was Gertrude Kitchen.11 
Land-UBeac*7 Dec 1905 GEM-C-64 (part) PAK-248 (part). Transfer from Gertrude Kitchen to Toomuc Valley Orchards Pty Ltd.12 
Widow24 May 1922Gertrude Walker became a widow upon the death of her husband John Ambrose Kitchen.13 
Death*10 Jan 1925 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D2102 (age 70) [par Thomas WALKER & Thomasina Elizabeth RICH].13 
Death-Notice*12 Jan 1925KITCHEN.—On the 10th January, at Waitangi, Finch street East Malvern, Gertrude, widow of the late John A. Kitchen.
KITCHEN.—The funeral of the late Mrs. GERTRUDE KITCHEN will arrive at the Boroondara Cemetery Kew, THIS DAY (Monday, 12th January) at 3 p.m.14 

Grave

  • CofE 1394/1395, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Kate, devoted wife of John Ambrose KITCHEN, d 15 Nov 1874, 35 years, text, also Thomas Sandeman KITCHEN at Sandridge on 9 Dec 1863 8 months buried in the St Kilda Cemetery, also John Ambrose KITCHEN, died 24 May 1922, in his 88th year and his devoted wife Gertrude, died 10 Jan 192515

Family

John Ambrose Kitchen b. 27 Feb 1835, d. 24 May 1922
Child 1.Frederick William Kitchen b. 1879, d. 19 Mar 1940

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D2102 age 70 [par Thomas WALKER & Thomasina Elizabeth RICH]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Oct 1875 p1.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3792     
    1936/49 GERTUDE KITCHEN BEACONSFIELD 64. 19--1--28. 1879 - 1880.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-632 - John Ambrose Kitchen of Melbourne.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2527-293 - Lease No 6327.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2527-293 - Gertrude Kitchen of Finch Street Malvern Married Woman - C/T 2725-897.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2725-897 - part of mortgage that applied to GEM-C-37 discharged 9 Jan 1902.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2725-897 - Richard Henry Bunt of Pakenham Cultivator - C/T 2856-105.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2725-897 - William George Lucas Spowers of Toorak Road South Yarra Esquire - C/T 2943-589 - title cancelled see C/T 2949-796.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2725-897 - Mortgage No 224878 - discharge not noted.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2725-897 - T H Grant and Company Pty Ltd - C/T 3098-476.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jan 1925, p1.
  15. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited18 Mar 2016

Frederick William Kitchen

M, #46, b. 1879, d. 19 Mar 1940
Father*John Ambrose Kitchen b. 27 Feb 1835, d. 24 May 1922
Mother*Gertrude Walker b. 1855, d. 10 Jan 1925
Birth*1879 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B4207X1900.1 
Marriage*10 Oct 1906 Spouse: Myra Annabel Bruford. Advent Church, Malvern, VIC, Australia, #M7042/1906.2
 
Widower20 Feb 1929Frederick William Kitchen became a widower upon the death of his wife Myra Annabel Bruford.3 
Marriage*1932 Spouse: Rose Winifred Tudehope. VIC, Australia, #M3070/1932.2
 
Land-UBeac10 Jan 1933 GEM-C-46.47A.53.54.55.56. Transfer from Toomuc Valley Orchards Pty Ltd to Frederick William Kitchen.4,5,6,7 
Land-UBeac*10 Jan 1933 GEM-C-62.63.64 (part).65.65A.65B.66.67 (part) PAK-248 (part). Transfer from Toomuc Valley Orchards Pty Ltd to Frederick William Kitchen.8 
Death*19 Mar 1940 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D2560 (age 61.)9 
Death-Notice*21 Mar 1940KITCHEN.-A tribute to the memory of our beloved chief, Fredrick William Kitchen, who passed away on the 19th March, 1940. (Inserted by J.K.S. Foremen's Club.)
KITCHEN.—On the 19th March, at his home, Lauriam, Sorrett avenue, Mavern, Frederick William Kitchen.
KITCHEN. - A tribute to the memory of our beloved patron and member, Fredrick William Kitchen, who passed away on the 19th March. 1940. (Inserted by J.K.S. Employees' Social Club.)
KITCHEN. - The funeral of the late FREDERICK WILLIAM KITCHEN will arrive at the Box Hill Cemetery THIS DAY (Thursday, the 21st March), at 11 o'clock. A. A. SLEIGHT PTY. LTD.10 
Land-Note*25 Oct 1940 Frederick William Kitchen died on 19th March 1940. Probate of his will has been granted to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401/403 Collins Street Melbourne.11 
Land-UBeac*20 Dec 1940 GEM-C-67 (part). Transfer from Frederick William Kitchen to Miriam Dabscheck. 134a 3r 6p.12 
Land-UBeac20 Dec 1940 GEM-C-46.47A.53.54.55.56.62.63.64.65.65B.66.65A(pt) PAK-248(pt) NNG-78B. Transfer from Frederick William Kitchen to Miriam Dabscheck. 870a 0r 9p.13 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Oct 1906, KITCHEN— BRUFORD.
    The Advent Church, Malvern, was the scene of a picturesque wedding on Wednesday afternoon, when Mr. Frederick W. Kitchen was married to Miss Myra A. Bruford. The Ven. Archdeacon Beamish, assisted by Canon Godby and the Rev. Mr. Redhead, performed the wedding ceremony. The church was charmingly decorated with arum lilies and other white flowers, combined with graceful foliage. The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white silk, trimmed with handsome Limerick lace. She was attended by Miss Effie Bruford, Miss Margery Bruford, Miss Kathleen Downer and Miss Joyce Bruford. They were gowned in white crystaline, trimmed with Malines lace, veils under pink wreaths, and carried pink wreaths, and carried "Ronalds" bouquets. The Rev. G. A. Kitchen, M.A., acted as best man; and Mr. Brett as groomsman. After the wedding a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents. The bridal party received in the drawingroom, which was prettily decorated. A white lattice was included in the scheme. Wedding breakfast was served in a marquee on the lawn, Di Gilio's band providing music. Many handsome wedding presents were received. A large number of guests was present at the reception.14
  • 20 Mar 1940, Having collapsed at his office, Mr. Frederick William Kitchen, managing director and chairman of J. Kitchen and Sons Pty. Ltd., died at his home in Sorrett avenue, Malvern, yesterday. He was aged 61 years.
    The business was founded by Mr. Kitchen's grandfather, and was carried on his his father. When Lever Bros. Ltd., of England, acquired an interest in this business, following a visit to Australia of the first Lord Leverhulme, Mr. F. W. Kitchen was asked in 1924 to take charge of the whole of the Lever interests in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Seas.
    Mr. Kitchen played a leading part in the development of the Victorian Chamber of Manufactures. He had been a member of the council of the Chamber since 1904, and was elected president in 1933 and 1934. He was chairman of the committee which conducted the All-Australian Centenary Exhibition in Melbourne, while president of the Associated Chambers of Manufacture. Mr. Kitchen went abroad on official business in 1935, and was appointed by the Commonwealth Government to act as the representative of Australian employers at the International Labour Convention held in Geneva. Since 1925 Mr. Kitchen had been an active member of the board of the Alfred Hospital.
    Mr. Kitchen played golf, and was a keen patron of the Victorian Turf. Horses which he owned had many important successes. He is survived by a son, Mr. Frederick Burford Kitchen, and a daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Peter Fitzgerald).
    The funeral arrangements are being made by A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.15,16
  • 2 Dec 1940, PAKENHAM SALE - The sale has been completed of the Toomuc Valley Orchards, comprising 1,004 acres, improvements, and plant, at Pakenham. The price has not been disclosed, but is understood to be about £7,000. The vendors were the trustees of the estate of the late Mr. F. W. Kitchen.17

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4439-645 - C/T 5845-978 - Frederick William Kitchen of 17 Sorrett Avenue Malvern Manufacturer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2550-900 - C/T 5845-978 - Frederick William Kitchen of 17 Sorrett Avenue Malvern Manufacturer (GEM-C-56).
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1160-944 - C/T 5845-978 - Frederick William Kitchen of 17 Sorrett Avenue Malvern Manufacturer (GEM-C-47A).
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-666 - C/T 5845-978 - Frederick William Kitchen of 17 Sorrett Avenue Malvern Manufacturer (GEM-C-46).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2725-898 - Frederick William Kitchen of 17 Sorrett Avenue Malvern Manufacturer - C/T 5845-979 (only contains GEM-C-67 (balance) - other land contained in C/T 5845-978.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 21 Mar 1940, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12436927
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5845-979 - Frederick William Kitchen died on 19th March 1940. Probate of his will has been granted to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 401/403 Collins Street Melbourne.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5845-979 - Miriam Dabscheck of 58 Marine Parade St Kilda Married Woman.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5845-978 - Miriam Dabscheck of 58 Marine Parade St Kilda Married Woman.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935), Sat 13 Oct 1906, p38
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198140584
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Mar 1940, p9.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Other Obituaries for Frederick William Kitchen
    Sydney Morning Herald, 22 March 1940, p 9
    Additional Resources
    his horse wins the Birthday Cup, Advertiser (Adelaide), 6 June 1927, p 6
    discusses international trade treaties, Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 2 February 1935, p 14
    is to sell his racehorses, Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 14 January 1935, p 6
    says Australia is fortunate compared with the 'old world', Mercury (Hobart), 23 October 1935, p 5.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Dec 1940 p5.
Last Edited27 May 2019

Theophilus Kitchen

M, #47, b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Nov 1909
Theophilus KITCHEN
(1840-1909)
Photograph by Johnstone

Upper Beaconsfield

In the late eighteen-seventies John Ambrose and Theo Kitchen built holiday homes on neighbouring hills in the Toomuc Valley to the north of Beaconsfield. They owned a large area of land in the valley and on adjoining slopes, and at one time had a very large dairy farm and butter factory. John Ambrose also owned in the valley an extensive apple orchard with its own cool stores and an important export business shipping apples to England.
Kitchen Road was named after the Kitchen brothers.1
Father*John Kitchen b. 1799, d. 6 Aug 1890
Mother*Ruth Susan Freeman b. 1798, d. Mar 1853
Place in Upper Beac* Kitchen Road. 
Birth*Dec 1840 Reading, Berkshire, England, Dec Q [Reading] 6 226.2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travelc 1855 Sailing with John Kitchen Philip Freeman Kitchen to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship New Great Britain.3
 
Marriage*21 Aug 1862 Spouse: Lucy Reeves. VIC, Australia, #M3281.4
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Aug 1862KITCHEN-REEVE.—-On the 21st inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by Mr. J. J. Mouriz, Theophilus Kitchen, of Sandridge, to Lucy, eldest daughter of Mr. William Reeve, Napier-street, Emerald Hill.5 
Land-UBeacb 1880Theophilus Kitchen selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-62. 18a 3r 13p - Crown Grant to T. KITCHEN on 6 Jan 1880 - Land SALE 5254, upset £1/ac, value £49.6,7 
Land-UBeacb 1880He selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-63. 17a 1r 8p - Crown Grant to T. KITCHEN on 6 Jan 1880 - Land SALE 5254, upset £1/ac, value £33 8s.8 
Land-UBeac*9 Jan 1880 PAK-233. Transfer from Francis Brodie to Theophilus Kitchen. 151a 2r 27p - Land File 2085/19.20. Originally selected by F. BRODIE, crown grant to T. KITCHEN on 9 Feb 1883.9,10 
Land-UBeac18 Feb 1880 PAK-231. Transfer from William Brisbane to Theophilus Kitchen. 19a 2r 25p.11 
Land-UBeac18 Feb 1880 PAK-231. Transfer from William Brisbane to Theophilus Kitchen. 19a 2r 25p - No Land File. Originally selected by W LAWTON (1877 map), Govt Land Sale 5201 5 Nov 1879 (in the name of Jean CRAIK). Upset price £1/ac, valued £85. Crown grant to W. BRISBANE on 5 Nov 1879.12 
Land-UBeac*b 18 May 1880 GEM-C-8. Transfer from William Brisbane to Theophilus Kitchen. 115a 2r 5p - No Land File. Crown Grant to T. KITCHEN on 12 Oct 1880 - Land SALE 5333 (18/5/1880), upset £1 4s/ac + survey £5 16s, value £300 (original selector in land sale advertisment Wm BRISBANE).13 
Land-UBeacc 4 Oct 1880 GEM-C-8. Transfer from William Brisbane to Theophilus Kitchen. 115a 2r 5p - Land File 6085/19.20. Crown Grant to T. KITCHEN on 12 Oct 1880 - Land SALE 5333 (18/5/1880), upset £1 4s/ac + survey £5 16s, value £300 (original selector in land sale advertisment Wm BRISBANE).14 
Land-UBeac*12 Jul 1881 PAK-232. Transfer from Lucy Freeman Kitchen to Theophilus Kitchen. 18a 2r 25p - Land File 1938/49. Originally selected by A. H. LAWTON (1877 map), Crown Grant to Lucy KITCHEN (title to Theo KITCHEN) on 12 Jul 1881.15,16 
Land-Note*19 Feb 1883 GEM-C-8: Mortgagee: Mortgagee: Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Holt - a second mortgage was added 17 Aug 1886 - both discharged 9 Aug 1889. Mortgagor was Theophilus Kitchen.17 
Land-Note19 Feb 1883 PAK-231.232.233: Mortgagee: Mortgagee: Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Holt - a second mortgage was added 17 Aug 1886 - both discharged 9 Aug 1889. Mortgagor was Theophilus Kitchen.18,19,20 
Land-UBeac*b 14 Sep 1886He selected land from the Crown. PAK-238. 60a 1r 24p - No Land File
Crown Grant to Theo KITCHEN on 14 Sep 1886.21 
Land-UBeac*10 Feb 1887 GEM-C-62.63. Transfer from Theophilus Kitchen to John Ambrose Kitchen.22,23 
Land-Note7 Sep 1889 PAK-231.232.233.238, Caversham: Mortgagee: Francis Martin. Foreclosed. Mortgagor was Theophilus Kitchen.24 
Land-Note*7 Sep 1889 GEM-C-8, Caversham: Mortgagee: Francis Martin. Foreclosed. Mortgagor was Theophilus Kitchen.25 
Land-Note29 Jul 1892 PAK-231.232.233.238 GEM-C-8: Value of security when given (9 Aug 1889) £17000 - First Mortgage of 160 acres of land being part allotment 27 Cranbourne - 235 acres 1 rood 26 perches of land being allotment A16 at Gembrook and allotments 233.232.231.238 at Pakenham and allotment 8 Gembrook.
Debtor's statement List D - value of property £8468.26 
Widower9 Jul 1894He became a widower upon the death of his wife Lucy Reeves.27 
Land-UBeacb 16 Aug 1898 PAK-231.232.233.238. Transfer from Theophilus Kitchen to Francis Martin.24 
Land-UBeac*b 16 Aug 1898 GEM-C-8. Transfer from Theophilus Kitchen to Francis Martin. 115a 2r 5p.28 
Marriage*13 Oct 1900 Spouse: Caroline Eliza Best. Northcote, VIC, Australia, #M6446.29
 
Marriage-Notice*27 Oct 1900KITCHEN-BEST.—On the 13th October, at Northcote, by the Ven. Archdeacon Langley, Theo. Kitchen of Kew, to Caroline E. Best, adopted daughter of the late Rev. Horace Meyer, vicar of Christ Church, Clifton, England.30 
Death*1 Nov 1909 "Fosbury", Studley Avenue, Kew, VIC, Australia, #D12936 age 69.31 
Death-Notice*2 Nov 1909KITCHEN.—On the 1st November, at his late residence, "Fosbury," Studley-avenue, Kew, Theo. Kitchen, dearly loved husband of Caroline Kitchen, aged 69 years.32 

Grave

  • Plot A0068, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In Loving Memory of Lucy, dear beloved wife of Theo KITCHEN, d 9 Jul 1894, aged 50 years, also their infant children who died — Ruth Helen 29 May 1867, Frederick Ambrose 26 Jun 1873, Agnes Maria 10 Oct 1877, Joseph Godfrey 9 Apr 1879, text, also Theo KITCHEN d 1 Nov 1909, aged 69 years, text, Caroline wife of above, died 30 Mar 1943.33,34

Family

Lucy Reeves b. 1844, d. 9 Jul 1894
Child 1.Lucy Freeman Kitchen+ b. 1869, d. 19 May 1929

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Mar 1881, BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL - Correspondence: From Theodore Kitchen, stating his willingness to pay £10 at once, provided a safe track can be made, so that he can drive from Beaconsfield House to his property, known as Casentarm, although he was not sure if it could be done without a large outlay.--Councillor Burke proposed, and Councillor Souter seconded, that the Engineer inspect the necessary work, and report to next meeting the cost of the same.35
  • 28 May 1892, TUESDAY, JUNE 7. At Twelve Noon. At the Rooms, Corner of Bourke and Queen Streets, Melbourne. Clearing SALE. Farming and fruitgrowing, and RESIDENCE, Large Orchard PAKENHAM, CRANBOURNE.
    W. R. LOOKER and SON'S, instructed by the mortgagees and owner, will SELL as above (through their Mr. H. J. Looker), the following properties of Mr. Theo Kitchens: —Crown Portion 233, parish of Pakenham, containing 152 acres, with W. B. house, seven rooms and very complete and commodious out buildings, men's cottage, 25 acres fenced with paling fence, 10 acres of which is a most productive orchard ; balance of the property nearly all cleared. Also in the neighbourhood of the above property, the following: -Lot 238, 60 acres lot 232, 18 acres, Lot 233, 19 acres; also Lot 8, Section C, parish of Gembrook, 115 acres ; and Lot A16, parish of Gembrook, 233 acres. Also 6 blocks of about 20 acres each near Cranbourne, and opposite Mr. Facey's well known orchards. Terms very easy. Full particulars 152 Queen street.36
  • 25 Feb 1893, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1. At Half-post One O'clock. IMMENSE SALE.
    W. BRISBANE will OFFER by AUCTION, on the above date, at the rooms of Munro and Baillieu the following PROPERTIES, most of which will be sold without reserve,
    BEACONSFIELD.-Ten Acres, fenced wire netting, four acres cleared, two acres orchard ; House, outhouses, &c, good roads.
    BEACONSFIELD.-Property known as Cavesham, 363 acres, magnificent house; land laid out with orchard, shrubbery, and flowers; beautiful views; abundance of water.
    BEACONSFIELD.-Eight allotments of Land, 12 acres in each, partly cleared and fenced; creek.
    BEACONSFIELD.-Large brick House, 10 rooms, with tower, magnificent shrubbery and flower garden, orchard, 57 acres of land, all cleared, beautiful views.
    BEACONSFIELD.-Lot 130, 19 Acres, all fenced, creek, well adapted for fruit-growing, good road.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-Six Acres, all cleared and cultivated, brick villa, five large rooms, bathroom, &c., tanks, stabling, &c, orchard and flower garden.
    Plans, particulars, and complete lists on application to W. Brisbane, auctioneer, 60 Queen street.37
  • 30 Jan 1897, SALES BY AUCTION : FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 : At Two O'clock To FARMERS and OTHERS in SEARCH of a FIRST CLASS FARM. SALE by ORDER of the MORTGAGEE. BRISBANE and HANSEN have received instructions to OFFER by AUCTION on the above date, through their auctioneer, W. Brisbane.
    All that Piece of LAND, near PAKENHAM being Allotment 16, parish of Gembrook, containing 235 acres 1 rood 20 perches, and known as Wright's Paddock, sheep-proof fences, two rails, three wires.
    It has a frontage to a permanent running creek, and the character of the soil is dark chocolate and black rich volcanic. About 100 acres have been cultivated, and nearly the whole farm has been cleared.
    It is situated six miles from Pakenham railway station, and the roads are perfect. There are few better farms in Victoria, and the mortgagees have determined to sell. Samples of the soil can be seen at our office.
    Also That grand mountain RESIDENCE containing 306 acres of land, near Pakenham, and known as "Caversham," one of the most elevated and picturesque places in Victoria, the views from which are simply magnificent, embracing both mountain and sea.
    It is approached by a winding avenue planted on either side with every description of English trees and shrubs. The garden and shrubbery contains a variety of flowers and shrubs, which it is impossible to enumerate, and includes camellias, rhododendrons, walnuts, chestnuts, English holly, pepper trees, magnolias, pines, cypresses, elms, oaks, pittosporum, ice plants, creeping roses, azalias, Yucca palms, dahlias, lilies , &c. There are rockeries covered with choice creepers and ivy borders. There is on orchard of 10 acres, in full bearing and a first class vegetable garden. The residence contains seven rooms a large hall, besides two pantries, kitchen, bathroom, sçullery. There is a verandah 9ft. wide all round. The outhouses consist of stables, buggy shed fowlhouses, also a six-roomed home for servants. There are two creeks through the property, and a nice fern-tree gully.
    As the mortgagee is determined to sell, a bargain may be looked for.
    The house is weatherboard, lath and plastered.
    Titles can be inspected at the offices of Messrs. Blake and Riggall, William-street. Terms liberal. Brisbane and Hansen, 72 Elizabeth-street.38
  • 29 Nov 1909, WILLS AND ESTATES. Theophilus Kitchen, of Studley-avenue, Kew, manufacturing director, who died on November 1, left, by a will dated March 14, 1909, personal estate of the value of £8,436 to his widow.39

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://member.melbpc.org.au/~tonkit/kitchen/docs/…
  2. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "KITCHEN, THEOPHILUS mother's maiden name FREEMAN
    GRO Reference: 1840 D Quarter in READING Volume 06 Page 226."
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Aug 1862, p4.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3794.
    1930/49. THEOPHILUS KITCHEN. GEMBROOK 62C. 18--3--13. 1879 - 1880.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-278 - Theophilus Kitchen of Kew.
  8. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3794     
    1931/49. JOHN KITCHEN. GEMBROOK 63C. 17--1--8. 1879 - 1880.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1381-160 - Theophilus Kitchen of Melbourne Soap and Candle Manufacturer.
  10. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "13 Feb 1880, p385."
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-752 - Theophilus Kitchen of No 28 Flinders Lane West Melbourne - C/T 1161-158.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-752 - C/T1161-158 - Theophilus Kitchen of Number 28 Flinders Lane West Melbourne.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-694 - Theophilus Kitchen of Melbourne.
  14. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 6085 Sec 19 115a 2r 5p Vic Gov gazette 4 Jun 1880 p1241 - Land Sold
    VPRS 626/P0/1645 File 6085.
  15. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3792 1938/49. LUCY KITCHEN. ARTHUR HENRY LAWTON. JOHN H CAMPBELL. PAKENHAM. 232. 18--2--25.     1877 - 1881.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-608 - Theophilus Kitchen of Melbourne.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-694 - Mortgagee: Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Holt - a second mortgage was added 17 Aug 1886 - both discharged 9 Aug 1889.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-608 - Mortgagee: Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Holt - a second mortgage was added 17 Aug 1886 - both discharged 9 Aug 1889.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1381-160 - Mortgagee: Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Holt - a second mortgage was added 17 Aug 1886 - both discharged 9 Aug 1889.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1161-158 - Mortgagee: Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Holt - a second mortgage was added 17 Aug 1886 - both discharged 9 Aug 1889.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2027-209 - Theophilus Kitchen of Melbourne Merchant.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-278 - John Ambrose Kitchen of No 28 Flinders Lane West, Melbourne Soap and Candle Manufacturer.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1182-256 - John Ambrose Kitchen of No 28 Flinders Lane West, Melbourne Soap and Candle Manufacturer.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1381-160 / C/T 1161-158 / C/T 1294-608 / C/T 2027-209 - Theophilus Kitchen to Francis Martin - foreclosed.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-694 - Mortgagee foreclosed.
  26. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 763/P0001/Unit 7 Desc 71 Theophilus Kitchen.
  27. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D9713 age 50 [par William REEVE & Lucy BORE]."
  28. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-694 - Mortgagee foreclosed - Francis Martin.
  29. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M6446. Theophilus born England. Carol born England."
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Oct 1900, p9.
  31. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D12936 age 69 [par John KITCHEN & Ruth Susan FREEMAN] recorded as KITCHER."
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Nov 1909 p1.
  33. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Pres A 0068.
  34. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Mar 1881, p3.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 May 1892, p3.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Feb 1893, p5 - part of ad.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jan 1897, p3.
  39. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Nov 1909 p7.
Last Edited29 Jan 2019

Lucy Reeves

F, #48, b. 1844, d. 9 Jul 1894
Married NameKitchen. 
Birth*1844 
Marriage*21 Aug 1862 Spouse: Theophilus Kitchen. VIC, Australia, #M3281.1
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Aug 1862KITCHEN-REEVE.—-On the 21st inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by Mr. J. J. Mouriz, Theophilus Kitchen, of Sandridge, to Lucy, eldest daughter of Mr. William Reeve, Napier-street, Emerald Hill.2 
Death*9 Jul 1894 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D9713 age 50 [par William REEVE & Lucy BORE].3 
Death-Notice*10 Jul 1894KITCHEN -On the 9th inst., at Grace park, Hawthorn, Lucy, dearly beloved wife of Theo. Kitchen, aged 50 years.4 

Grave

  • Plot A0068, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In Loving Memory of Lucy, dear beloved wife of Theo KITCHEN, d 9 Jul 1894, aged 50 years, also their infant children who died — Ruth Helen 29 May 1867, Frederick Ambrose 26 Jun 1873, Agnes Maria 10 Oct 1877, Joseph Godfrey 9 Apr 1879, text, also Theo KITCHEN d 1 Nov 1909, aged 69 years, text, Caroline wife of above, died 30 Mar 1943.5,6

Family

Theophilus Kitchen b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Nov 1909
Child 1.Lucy Freeman Kitchen+ b. 1869, d. 19 May 1929

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Aug 1862, p4.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D9713 age 50 [par William REEVE & Lucy BORE]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jul 1894, p1.
  5. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Pres A 0068.
  6. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

Lucy Freeman Kitchen

F, #51, b. 1869, d. 19 May 1929
Father*Theophilus Kitchen b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Nov 1909
Mother*Lucy Reeves b. 1844, d. 9 Jul 1894
Married NameSwanton. 
Birth*1869 Sandridge, VIC, Australia, #B4986.1 
Land-UBeac4 Dec 1879 PAK-232. Transfer from John Hunter Campbell to Lucy Freeman Kitchen. 18a 2r 25p - Land File 1938/49. Originally selected by A. H. LAWTON (1877 map), then John H Campbell, who forfeited the selection. Lawton before that.2 
Land-UBeac*12 Jul 1881 PAK-232. Transfer from Lucy Freeman Kitchen to Theophilus Kitchen. 18a 2r 25p - Land File 1938/49. Originally selected by A. H. LAWTON (1877 map), Crown Grant to Lucy KITCHEN (title to Theo KITCHEN) on 12 Jul 1881.3,4 
Marriage*8 Mar 1894 Spouse: William Howell Swanton. VIC, Australia, #M1201.5
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Apr 1894SWANTON-KITCHEN.—On the 8th ult., at the residence of bride's parents, by the Rev. Samuel Chapman, William Howell, eldest son of the late William Swanton, of Stuart Mill, to Lucy Freeman, elder daughter of Theo. Kitchen, Grace-park, Hawthorn.6 
Death*19 May 1929 'Caversham', Stawell-street, Kew, VIC, Australia, #D5713 (Age 60.)7 
Death-Notice*20 May 1929SWANTON.—On the 19th May, at Caversham, Stawell street, Kew, Lucy Freeman, loved wife of William Howell Swanton. (Private interment.)8 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B4986."
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3792 1938/49. LUCY KITCHEN. ARTHUR HENRY LAWTON. JOHN H CAMPBELL. PAKENHAM. 232. 18--2--25.     1877 - 1881
    (land file confirms that it was the daughter who selected the land).
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3792 1938/49. LUCY KITCHEN. ARTHUR HENRY LAWTON. JOHN H CAMPBELL. PAKENHAM. 232. 18--2--25.     1877 - 1881.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1294-608 - Theophilus Kitchen of Melbourne.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1201."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Apr 1894, p1.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 20 May 1929, p1.
Last Edited23 Apr 2017
 

NOTE

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