William Dickey

M, #6334, b. 1849, d. 1 Apr 1914
Birth*1849 Of Dromore, Ireland. 
Immigration*Oct 1888 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia..
Iberia - Age 401 
(Witness) Will5 Dec 1907Witnessed the will of Elizabeth Jane Wearing.2 
(Witness) Will19 Oct 1912Witnessed the will of Elizabeth Jane Wearing.2 
Death*1 Apr 1914 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D6342 (age 65) [par John DICKEY & Ellen GAELIC].3 
Death-Notice*3 Apr 1914DICKEY.—On the 1st April, 1914, at private hospital, Melbourne, William Dickey, of Pakenham, Victoria, aged 65 years.
DICKEY.-The Friends of the late WILLIAM DICKEY, of Pakenham, Victoria, are informed that his funeral will leave Sleight's private mortuary parlours, 182 Collins street, Melbourne, THIS DAY (Friday, 3rd April), at 2 p.m., for interment in Williamstown Cemetery.4 
Probate (Will)*12 Jun 1914 134/146. Farmer. Pakenham.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.6
bt 1908 - 1909Toomuc Valley, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.7,8
bt 1912 - 1914Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Mar 1898: From W. Dickey and J. Barnard, expressing disappointment at decision of council not to do any work on deviation road, and intimating that if council will put a bridge over the creek and improve one or two inequalities they would spend a few days occasionally in clearing and repairing the track for themselves-On motion of Cr. Crichton and Ore, left in hands of Beaconsfield members. James Barnard10
  • 13 Jun 1900: Berwick Shire Council - Correspondence: From W. Dickey and J. Barnard, again requesting that something might be done to improve the road passing through Mr. Bennett's property.-To be informed that Beaconsfield members would inspect as early an was convenient. James Barnard11
  • 6 Mar 1907: Berwick Shire Council: Correspondence: From J. Leppitt, Dickie and Carley Davis, re hardship inflicted on them owing to the action of Messrs Hogan and Kelly re road water-rights and drainage works at Toomuc creek.-Cr Martin explained matters in connection with the dispute, and said he had seen Mr. Herald (council's solicitor) who found that the council had no power of action, and his advice was to leave it alone.- Cr T. Bourke said the commissioners were dealing with the matter, and had ordered Mr. Hogan to send 500 gallons a minute down the creek. -Cr Martin said that was so, and it would endanger the property of Leppitt, Dickie and Davis.--Cr D. Bourke thought the council should inspect for themselves what had been done, and see what would be the better way to overcome the difficulty. The clerk of works gave a digest of what had been done. He thought the council should not interfere at the present time. -The President said that was what the writers had asked.-Cr Martin thought it would be advisable to inform the com missoners that they should consult the council in the matter.-Cr Wilson said it would be well to let Mr. Hogan do that. --On motion of Crs Martin and Grant, a reply to be sent to the writers stating the council would take steps to protect the road from damage.12
  • 20 Feb 1913: From John Leppett, Pakenham, asking that repairs be made to the formation between Mr Dickie's and his place, as the road was in a very bad condition.- Clerk of works to inspect and report on the motion of Crs Martin and Henty.13
  • 12 Jun 1913: Mr Wm. Dickey has sold his 20 acre orchard in the Toomuc Valley to a brother of Mr T. G. Sandy, of Brierfield orchard. It is stated that probably Mr Dickey will remain in our district and take an interest in developing a small orchard property closer to the township, and if such should be the case it will be a great benefit to our young men, who could watch and learn from this experienced orchardist. John Phillip Sandy14
  • 3 Apr 1914: PAKENHAM. — An old resident, Mr. William Dickey, died on Wednesday evening.15
  • 30 Jul 1914: Land and Clearing Sale PAKENHAM. MONDAY, 10th AUGUST, At 2 o'clock. JOSEPH CLARKE & CO. and H. HOGAN (in conjunction) have, received instructions from National Trustees Executers and Agency Co. of Australasia, Ltd. (executors of the late William Dickey) to sell by Auction on the property-
    All that piece of land containing 30 acres 1 rood and 13 perches, situated on the main Pakenham to Gembrook road. This Property is in the heart of the Best District in Victoria for growing Export Apples, and is almost adjoining the famous Toomuc Valley orchard. The improvements consist new 2-roomed w.b. house and outbuildings. Subdivided into 3 paddocks, well-watered; 13 acres have been thoroughly cleared and are fit for the plough. Only 3 miles from Pakenham R.S.
    TITLE-Certificate. Solicitors: Messrs Hedderwick, Fookes and Alston, William-street, Melbourne, at the [unreadable] chattels, consisting of Dresser, safe, tubs, 3 chairs, stretcher, table, buckets, wheelbarrow, grind stone, double-purchase Trewalla Jack, dog kennel, lot wire netting, about 10 tons firewood, lot of timber, 2 ladders, etc. Joseph Clarke & Co., Dandenong, and H. Hogan, Pakenham, Auctioneers (in conjunction.)16
  • 1 Apr 1915: DICKEY.—A tribute to the memory of William Dickey, who passed away on the 1st April, 1914, at Nurse Garlick's private hospital, aged 65 years, late of Pakenham, Victoria.
    "They are not dead whose memory lives."
    -(Inserted by his sister and brother-in-law, M. and W. Bradley, "Drumore," Victoria street, North Williamstown.)17

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 505 005.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/P0002, 163/489.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 3 Apr 1914, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7234035
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
    see file in wills folder.
  6. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  7. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 9 Mar 1898, p3.
  11. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 13 Jun 1900, p3.
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 6 Mar 1907, p3.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 20 Feb 1913, p3.
  14. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 12 Jun 1913, p2.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Apr 1914, p10.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 30 Jul 1914, p2.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Apr 1915, p1.
Last Edited6 Jun 2021

Thomas Henderson

M, #6335, b. 1832, d. 3 Jan 1914
Probate (Will)* 132/875. Thomas HENDERSON Date of grant: 11 Mar 1914; Date of death: 03 Jan 1914; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Northcote.1 
Birth*1832 
Marriage* Spouse: Elizabeth Roberts.2
 
Land-Berwick16 May 1878 BER-18 (part). Transfer from James Gibb to Thomas Henderson. 3r 9 1/4p - 70850 - see C/T 1036-060.3 
Land-Beac*5 Apr 1880 PAK-1A (Souter's Sub Lots 8.9). Transfer from Charles Souter to Thomas Henderson. Conveyance dated the Fifth day of April, 1880 from Charles Souter to Thomas Henderson Number 747 Book 286.4 
Land-Beac*10 Oct 1887 PAK-1A (Souter's Sub Lots 8.9). Transfer from Thomas Henderson to Emma Shorthouse. Conveyance dated the Tenth day of October, 1887 from Thomas Henderson to Emma Shorthouse Number 682 Book 341.5 
Land-Berwick*14 Jun 1888 BER-17.18 (tx 184367) Rechabite Hall, 106 High Street, Berwick. Transfer from James Gibb to Thomas Henderson, Alexander Miller, John Grant, William Wilson, Thomas Cornelius Camm. See C/T 2070-846 (Rechabite Hall.)6 
Land-Note27 Jul 1889 BER-17.18 (Rechabite Hall): Mortgagee: Thomas Henderson. Mortgage provided by Thomas Henderson to the five trustees - discharged 22 Nov 1920, partly discharged (£175) on 6 April 1908, remainder £550. Mortgagor was Alexander Miller, John Grant, William Wilson, Thomas Cornelius Camm.7,8 
Land-UBeac*b 1893 PAK-247. Transfer from Thomas Henderson to an unknown person . 20a 0r 0p - Land File 1817/49.18
Selected by T. HENDERSON on 22 Nov 1893.9 
WidowerOct 1895He became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Roberts.2 
Marriage*1896 Spouse: Annie Catherine Witton. VIC, Australia, #M1460/1896.10
 
Death*3 Jan 1914 Northcote, VIC, Australia, #D2991/1914 (Age 82) [par James HENDERSON & Euphemia SILKIRK].11 
Death-Notice*3 Jan 1914HENDERSON.—On the 3rd January, at his residence, 28 Ross street, Northcote, Thomas, the beloved husband of Annie C. Henderson, and loving father of the late Milton Henderson, also father of Marian Miller, Berwick, aged 82 years.12 
Land-Note*11 Mar 1914 Personal estate: Mortgage: The sum of £550 lent to the trustees of a hall situate in Berwick in the State of Victoria. The deceased was one of five trustees of the hall and originally lent £725, but this amount was reduced to £550.13 

Family 1

Elizabeth Roberts b. 1829, d. Oct 1895
Child 1.Marian Henderson+ b. 1860, d. 20 Feb 1926

Family 2

Annie Catherine Witton d. 11 Aug 1946
Child 1.Milton Thomas Henderson b. 1898, d. 31 Jul 1907

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Jan 1914: OBITUARY. Death of Mr Thos. Henderson, An Old Resident of Berwick.
    We regret having to record the death of Mr Thos. Henderson, which took place at his residence, 28 Ross-St., Northcote, on the 3rd January, at the ripe old age of 82 years.
    Towards the end of the seventies, and at the beginning of the eighties, the deceased was a prominent figure in Berwick public matters. He was a leading memhber of the Rechabite Tent, and passed through all the chairs. He was also a member of the Rechabite Hall and Mechanics' lnstitute, and being a builder and contractor by trade, materially assisted in the erection of those buildings. He was a member of the School Board of Advice.
    Mr Henderson was a champion draughts player, and successfully competed against Melbourne players. He was also one of the members chosen in inter-colonial tournaments. Deceased was fond of fun and foie, and was a capital comic entertainer, making his appearane on the stage at Berwick, Dandenong, Crabourne Clyde and other centres.
    His wife pre-deceased him some years ago, but he married again, the subject of his choice being Miss Annie Gaskett, of Dandenong.
    Mrs Alex. Miller, of Berwick, was a daughter, and a son, Milton Henderson, issue of the second marriage, died some time time ago.14
  • 10 Jan 1914: DEATH OF MR. THOMAS HENDERSON
    The death took place on Saturday last of Mr. Thomas Henderson, a very well known and highly respected resident of the southern part of the town, where he had resided for many years. He had reached the ripe old age of 82 years. As a singer of humorous songs Mr. Henderson made himself known to practically everybody in the town and district some 15 or 10 years ago and his popularity was great. About this time he married a well-known and highly esteemed local lady in the person of Miss Whitton, and the son that was born to them—Milton Henderson—inherited all the vocal talent of his father, and at a very tender age was giving remarkable performances on the concert platform, a veritable "chip of the old block," as many a one remarked on hearing him sing the popular and entertaining ditties which his father had taught him. The child, whilst popular with everybody, was the very apple of his father's eye, and when he was taken away by the hand of Death seven years ago, a deep cloud settled on the parents' life, from which they seemed ... in vain to em... Mr Henderson's merry songs were no longer heard in public, though he was tempted in later years to oblige in private with some of the old favourites. He did this even so late as New Year's Night, when, in company with Mrs. Henderson, he spent the evening with some friends in Barry street. It was on returning home from this evening that illness seized him. Mrs. Henderson at once sent for Dr. Cole, who throughout the night and during the next day used every effort, but his skill was unavailing, and he passed away on Saturday, as stated. The late Mr. Henderson was a veteran Rechabite, and had the record of having attended the annual conference as district representative of the Berwick Tent for 37 years. He was also a member of the Star of Northcote Tent since his residence in the town.
    Rev. R. W. Rock conducted a short service at the house and also officiated at the graveside. The I.O.R. service was read by Bro. W. Wilson, D.T. and P.D.C.R. There was a large attendance at the funeral and the pall bearers were the Mayor of Northcote, Cr. Henderson, Mr. Ralph Candy, Bros. W. Bell and T. Lathan, P.D.C.R's., and Bros. Snell, Leith and Newnham.15

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 426, item 132/875
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 505, item 132/875.
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D394/1926."
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1000-992 - C/T 1036-060 - Thomas Henderson of Berwick Builder.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), App 65272. Conveyance dated the Fifth day of April, 1880 from Charles Souter to Thomas Henderson Number 747 Book 286.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), App 65272. Conveyance dated the Tenth day of October, 1887 from Thomas Henderson to Emma Shorthouse Number 682 Book 341.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1348-580 - C/T 2070-846 - Thomas Henderson Builder, Alexander Miller Carpenter, John Grant Wheelwright, William Wilson Contractor, Thomas Cornelius Camm Teacher all of Berwick are now the proprietors.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2070-846 - Mortgage provided by Thomas Henderson to the five trustees - discharged 22 Nov 1920, partly discharged (£175) on 6 April 1908.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Inventory of Thomas Henderson outlines mortgage: VPRS 28/ P3 unit 426, item 132/875.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 possibly wrongly described as PAK-93 in early rate books - cf 1894 - 1896.
  10. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  11. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Jan 1914, p12 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/241653388
  13. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Inventory of Thomas Henderson: VPRS 28/ P3 unit 426, item 132/875.
  14. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.) Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.), Thu 8 Jan 1914, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/88355807
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Northcote Leader (Vic.), Sat 10 Jan 1914, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130114859
Last Edited21 Oct 2021

David Crichton

M, #6340, b. 1839, d. 2 Sep 1925
Father*John Crichton b. 1805, d. Jan 1885
Mother*Jean Wyllie b. 1809, d. 1885
Birth*1839 Scotland. 
(Witness) Land-Note20 Feb 1878 Packenham, Febr 20th 1878
To A J Skene Esq., Surveyor General of Victoria, Melbourne
Sir, We the selectors and residents of Gembrook and Packenham County of Mornington humbly request that you will please order that a new road may be surveyed through the selection of Mr Arthur Knight in the Parish of Packenham. This road we request will be to start from the north east corner of Mr Knight's selection, thence south west distant at about five chains more or less and being west from the two chain road and thence ending at the south east corner of the said selection. This new line of road will be on the side of a very high hill and with little expense can be made into a very good road. The present one chain road is too steep that it is almost impossible for us to get either up or down it and ought never to have been surveyed in that place. Trusting that you will give this a favourable consideration.
We have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient servants.
George B Halford David Crichton David Smyth William D Nash John Milne Patrick Kennedy Henry Lawes George Taylor Charles Alexander John Sharples Alfred G Shorthouse Robert Booth Anne Stredder David Glenn William McCraw John Modral Iden Henham jun Jno H Hinds Thos. C Hyde William Modral Robert Muir George Miller S Paternoster.1 
Land-UBeac*b 6 Mar 1880David Crichton selected land from the Crown. GEM--72, County of Evelyn. 319a 3r 27p - crown grant on 6 Mar 1880.2 
Land-Note*8 Sep 1880 GEM--72, County of Evelyn: Mortgagee: James Buchanan. Mortgage No 39361 - Discharged 2 Aug 1882. Mortgagor was David Crichton.3 
Land-Note*11 Apr 1881 GEM--72 (pt), County of Evelyn. Charles Stiffing Alexander 206a 1r 39p. Lease as to part. Lease No 1765.4 
Land-Note*18 Jun 1885 GEM--72, County of Evelyn: Mortgagee: Anne Jane Buchanan. Mortgage No 66177 - Discharged 26 Aug 1890. Mortgagor was David Crichton.5 
Land-Gembrook*10 Aug 1887 GEM--72, County of Evelyn. Transfer from David Crichton to William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton. 319a 3r 27p.6 
Marriage*1891 Spouse: Maud Tuson. VIC, Australia, #M1321/1891.7
 
Widower1904David Crichton became a widower upon the death of his wife Maud Tuson.8 
Death*2 Sep 1925 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D11719/1925 (Age 86) [par John CRICHTON & Jean WYLLIE].8 
Death-Notice*4 Sep 1925CRICHTON.—On the 2nd September, at private hospital, St. Kilda, David, relict of the late Maud, and loving father of Fred, Grace, and Maynard Crichton, aged 86 years.
CRICHTON.—The Friends of the late Mr. DAVID CRICHTON are invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.
The funeral is appointed to move from W. G. Apps and Sons' Pty, Ltd.'s Funeral Chapel, Moor street, Fitzroy, THIS DAY (Friday, 4th September), at 3 p. m.
W. G. APPS AND SONS PTY. LTD., Funeral Directors, Fitzroy and Moor streets, Fitzroy.9 

Grave

  • Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, 1902 CRICHTON ILMO/ David CRICHTON/ d 2 Sep 1925/ 86y/
    & his bW/ Maud/ d 2 Jun 1904/ 39y/
    Grace Wyllie
    CRICHTON/ dau of above/ d 15 Aug 1943/ 50y10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Sep 1877: BERWICK POLICE COURT.
    (Before Messrs. Officer and J. Wilson, J.P.)
    A case of great importance to storekeepers and selectors was heard before the Berwick Magistrates, on Friday last.—The complainants, Messrs. George Brown and David Crichton, are storekeepers at Gembrook, and the defendant, Mr. John Sharples, is a school teacher residing at Sandridge, and who has selected land at Gembrook.
    Mr. Lowe appeared for complainants and Mr. Fausset for defendant. Mr. Lowe said the amount claimed was the sum of £10 2s. 7½d., for stores supplied to two men named Walker and Martin, who had been employed by the defendant on his selection, and he (defendant) had promised to stop their store account of out their wages. He had paid sums of £11 and £15 on their account, but now disputed the balance. David Crichton proved the sale of goods and that Sharples had guaranteed payment. George Brown proved a conversation with defendant, when he had offered £5 in settlement; also offered to leave the matter to arbitration. For the defence, it was submitted that defendant could not possibly be liable for debts contracted by other parties in their own name. Defendant swore he had not guaranteed payment, and had paid the sums before mentioned on orders given by the men to him. The Bench held that defendant was liable, and made an order for the amount, with 5s. costs.11
  • 29 Sep 1880: BERWICK POLICE COURT. Friday, 24th September. (Before Messrs Officer, Elves, Palmer, and James Wilson.) George Brown and David Crichton v. William Brisbane and Edmund Waterson; claim for carriage of timber, £6 7s. 5d. Order for amount and £2 costs against Edward Waterson, William Brisbane, the other defendant, not having been summoned. William Brisbane George Brown Edward Waterson12
  • 28 Jan 1885: On Monday week, Mr. John Crichton of Boneo, father of Messrs Alexander and David Crichton, of Gembrook, died at the good old age of eighty. The funeral took place on Wednesday last. William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton13
  • 9 Apr 1895: The "Winander Estate," at Gembrook, the property of Mr. David Crichton, has been sold to a Melbourne gentleman at a satisfactory price. "Winander" comprises thirteen hundred acres of fairly good agricultural land, fairly cleared, cultivated, and for the most part well fenced.14

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-728 - David Crichton of Gembrook.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-728 - Mortgage No 39361 - Discharged 2 Aug 1882. Mortgagee James Buchanan.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-728 - Lease as to part. Lease No 1765.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-728 - Mortgage No 66177 - Discharged 26 Aug 1890.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1194-728 - Alexander Crichton, of Gembrook, Grazier, is now the proprietor of the within described Estate and Land, by transfer from the within named David Crichton.
  7. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  8. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 4 Sep 1925, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2132285
  10. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  11. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 5 Sep 1877, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70010245
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 29 Sep 1880, p3.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 28 Jan 1885, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70044892
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian (Warragul, Vic.), Tue 9 Apr 1895, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/67442975
Last Edited8 Apr 2021

George Bullen

M, #6341, b. 1842, d. 23 Jun 1925
George BULLEN
[Barristers and solicitors August 1904]
State Library of Victoria
Photograph by Imaging Studio
Birth*1842 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. [par John BULLEN & Harriett TAYLOR] 
Land-UBeac*12 Oct 1875George Bullen selected land from the Crown. PAK-116. 19a 3r 24p - Land File 41/49 (1880 map) Govt Land Sale SALE 4891, upset £1/ac, value £225. Crown Grant to G. BULLEN on 20 Aug 1878.
The land was described as: Very poor land except on the creeks where it is pretty good, tho' scrubby, a loose slate, sandstone on the ranges. I am not aware of any objection whatever to this app. M Callanan.1,2 
Land-Note*15 Apr 1878 PAK-116. 13 Swanston St. Melbourne - 15 April 1878
Dear Sir, I beg to state that I am desirous of purchasing the twenty acres of land situate in the Parish of Pakenham county of Mornington selected by me under the 49th sect part three of the Land Act 1869 and I therefore respectfully beg you will direct the same to be put up for sale by auction at as early a date as possible.
I have held the land since the 1st of June 1876 and have fenced the same in and cultivated about five acres thereof and erected a house and buildings thereon. I value the improvements made by me at £225-0-0 at least.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Yours obediently
Geo. Bullen
To the Hon the Commissioner of Lands, Lands Office, Melbourne.3 
Marriage*31 Dec 1881 Spouse: Helen Stiffe. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4977.4
 
Marriage-Notice*4 Jan 1882BULLEN-STIFFE.-On the 31st ult, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, by the Rev. P. J. Aylward, George Bullen, of Melbourne, solicitor, to Helen, second daughter of the late Sydney Burrows Stiffe, Esq., New Zealand.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Nov 1885 PAK-116. Transfer from George Bullen to Thomas James Crouch. 19a 3r 24p.6 
Death*23 Jun 1925 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D8785 (age 83) [par John BULLEN & Harriet TAYLOR].7 
Death-Notice*26 Jun 1925BULLEN.-On the 23rd June at his residence Rosemont avenue, Caulfield, George, beloved husband of Helen (private interment.)
Requiescat in pace.
BULLEN.-On the 23rd June, at his residence, Rosemont avenue, Caulfield, George, loving father of Stanhope Erveritt (Beulah), George Lawrence (Newcastle), Norman John (late A.I.F., deceased) Rupert Francis (Caulfield).
Requiescat in pace.8 
Probate (Will)*18 Nov 1925 205/982. Solicitor.9 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Jun 1876: BULLEN, George. Pakenham Gazetted 2/06/1876 Applications for Licenses under Section 49 Approved ; 1/06/1877 New Licenses Section 49 Land Act Approved ; 5 Jul 1878 New Licenses under Land Act Approved ; 30 Aug 1878 Licenses Revoked, Cancelled or Declared Void10
  • 26 Nov 1879: Berwick Shire Council. CORRESPONDENCE. From George Bullen, solicitor, offering himself for appointment as Shire Solicitor at a retaining fee of five guineas per annum.- Postponed until next meeting.11
  • 31 Dec 1879: The postponed letter of Mr. Bullen, re appointment of solicitor to the Council was read, stating that the remuneration of five guineas included advice on Shire business and opinions on construction of local Government Act.-Councillor Gibb said the Municipal Association, to which the Council belonged had made arrangements for supplying legal opinions on Shire matters, and therefore there was no necessity for the appointment:-This view was generally approved of, and reply to be sent accordingly.12
  • 4 Jul 1925: The death has occurred of Mr. George Bullen, who was born in Bourke street, Melbourne, in 1842, seven years after the foundation of the city. At the time of his retirement in 1923 Mr. Bullen was one of the oldest practising solicitors in Victoria. He was admitted to the bar in 1867, and practised in various parts of Victoria for an uninterrupted period of 50 years. For a considerable period, after having practised alone, he was in partnership with Mr. George Godfrey, upon whose death Mr. Bullen's son, Rupert Francis, practised with his father.13
  • 28 Jun 1941: Messrs. L. L. Oliver and M. J. Ennis will be admitted to partnership in Bullen and Burt, solicitors, Collins st., on July 1. They have joined a legal Arm which Is nearly 100 years old, and was founded by Mr. John Cunnington in January, 1842. Mr. Cunnington practised until the early 60s, when his practice was taken over by Mr. George Bullen, who was associated with it until his death in 1925. The practice of Bullen and Burt is carried on by his son, Mr. Rupert F. Burt, and Mr. W. O. Burt.14

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3886 41/49 GEORGE BULLEN PAKENHAM 116 19--3--24. 1875 - 1878
    George Bullen, solicitor, 13 Swanston Street Melbourne.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1069-739 - George Bullen of Melbourne.
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3886 41/49 GEORGE BULLEN PAKENHAM.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Jan 1882, p1.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1069-739 - Thomas James Crouch of Number 46 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Architect (25 Nov 1885 - registered 11.40am) - C/T 1775-979.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 Jun 1925, p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  10. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
  11. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 26 Nov 1879, p3.
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 31 Dec 1879, p3.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 4 Jul 1925, p46.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Jun 1941, p4.
Last Edited30 May 2016

Gilbert Kerr

M, #6353, b. 1854, d. 1936
Birth*1854 Keilor, VIC, Australia. [par Moses KERR & Isabella BOWDEN]1,2 
Land-UBeac*14 Oct 1878Gilbert Kerr selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-51. 96a 0r 36p
selected land north of C L Schlipalius (later GEM-D-51.71.72.71A part)
On 14th October 1878, Gilbert Kerr of Berwick selected 100 acres on the north side of the track opposite Schlipalius. After survey it was stated to be 96 acres 0 roods and 36 perches.
It was described as medium soils, timbered with peppermint, mesmate, and stunted messmate.
His license to occupy his selection was dated 1 March 1879.
An inspection on 16th April 1880, showed it had not been fenced, there was no building, or other improvement. It was stated the applicant had left the district.
Kerr's license was revoked on 8th November 1880. Hence Kerr does not appear on the Parish Map.
Crown Allotments numbered 51,71, and 72, each being approximately 20 acres were the southern part of Kerr's 96 acre selection.3,4,5 
Land-Note*26 Oct 1880 GEM-D-51. An inspection of the selection by the mounted constable found that there had been no improvements to the land (no fencing, no building, no cultivation), and a note that the applicant had left the district. The license was revoked for non-payment of rent etc., and the land was again opened for selection on 3 Dec 1880.6 
Marriage*1885 Spouse: Clara Johanna Kernot. VIC, Australia, #M7201.7
 
Death*1936 North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D6551 (Age 82) [par unknown].8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192422 Cooke Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation. With Clara Johanna Kerr.9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "birth not registered."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, parents from ancestry: Hall Family Tree.
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). See Schlipalius land file. G Kerr is mentioned on sketch of the land, but Higgins is already marked on map.
    Western boundary of land was a continuation of the boundary between Schlipalius and Albers, northern boundary a branch of the Cardinia Creek.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 only mentioned in 1879 rate book - 97 acres, abandoned.
  5. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Land File information recorded by Charles Wilson."
  6. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 6952/19.
  7. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited12 Jul 2021
 

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