Thomas Henderson

M, #6335, b. 1832, d. 1914
Probate (Will)* 132/875. Thomas HENDERSON Date of grant: 11 Mar 1914; Date of death: 03 Jan 1914; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Northcote.1 
UBeac-Land*Original Selector: PAK-247, VIC, Australia, 20a 0r 0p - Land File 1817/49.18
Selected by T. HENDERSON on 22 Nov 1893
Other occupant(s) of crown allotment: William Dickey Lindsay Gordon Rook.2 
Marriage* Spouse: Elizabeth Roberts.3
 
Birth*1832 
Land-Berwick16 May 1878 BER-18 (part). Transfer from James Gibb to Thomas Henderson. 3r 9 1/4p - 70850 - see C/T 1036-060.4 
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.)5 
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.6,7 
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 1893.2 
WidowerOct 1895He became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Roberts.3 
Marriage*1896 Spouse: Annie Catherine Witton. VIC, Australia, #M1460/1896.8
 
Death*1914 Northcote, VIC, Australia, #D2991/1914 (Age 82) [par James HENDERSON & Euphemia SILKIRK].9 
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.10 
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 £550.11 

Family

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

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. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 possibly wrongly described as PAK-93 in early rate books - cf 1894 - 1896.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D394/1926."
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1000-992 - C/T 1036-060 - Thomas Henderson of Berwick Builder.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Inventory of Thomas Henderson outlines mortgage: VPRS 28/ P3 unit 426, item 132/875.
  8. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  9. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Jan 1914, p12 https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/241653388
  11. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Inventory of Thomas Henderson: VPRS 28/ P3 unit 426, item 132/875.
Last Edited25 Sep 2020

David Crichton

M, #6340, b. 1839, d. 1925
Father*John Crichton b. 1805, d. Jan 1885
Mother*Jean Wyllie b. 1809, d. 1885
UBeac-Land*Original Selector: GEM--72, VIC, Australia, 319a 35r 27p - Land File 311/19.20
Selected by David CRICHTON, Farmer of Berwick, pegged 27 Oct 1874.
Bought for £320. By March 1878 he had built a log house with shingle roof. Total improvements £658/14/-.
Became GEM--72
Other occupant(s) of crown allotment.1 
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.2 
Marriage*1891 Spouse: Maud Tuson. VIC, Australia, #M1321/1891.3
 
Land-Note*1893 John Turnbull. 1560a - Lots A, 3A, A13, 68a, pt lots 72, 74, 74a (previously in the occupation of Mr Crichton.)4 
Widower1904David Crichton became a widower upon the death of his wife Maud Tuson.5 
Death*1925 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D11719/1925 (Age 86) [par John CRICHTON & Jean WYLLIE].5 
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.6 

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/ 50y7

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.8
  • 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 Waterson9
  • 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' Crichton10
  • 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.11

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Charles Wilson research from land file."
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). 2926/19 Arthur Knight's Land File.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1893 NAV 468.
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 4 Sep 1925, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2132285
  7. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  8. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 5 Sep 1877, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70010245
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 29 Sep 1880, p3.
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 28 Jan 1885, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70044892
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian (Warragul, Vic.), Tue 9 Apr 1895, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/67442975
Last Edited30 Mar 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
UBeac-Land*Original Selector: PAK-116, VIC, Australia, 19a 3r 24p - Land File 41/49 (1880 map) Govt Land Sale SALE 4891, upset £1/ac, value £225. Selected by G. BULLEN on 20 Aug 1878. Vol 1069 Fol 213739
Other occupant(s) of crown allotment: Thomas James Crouch.1 
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.2,3 
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.4 
Marriage*31 Dec 1881 Spouse: Helen Stiffe. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4977.5
 
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.6 
Land-UBeac*25 Nov 1885 PAK-116. Transfer from George Bullen to Thomas James Crouch. 19a 3r 24p.7 
Death*23 Jun 1925 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D8785 (age 83) [par John BULLEN & Harriet TAYLOR].8 
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.9 
Probate (Will)*18 Nov 1925 205/982. Solicitor.10 

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 Void11
  • 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.12
  • 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.13
  • 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.14
  • 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.15

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

Gilbert Kerr

M, #6353, b. 1854, d. 1936
UBeac-Land*Original Selector: selected land (97a 0r 0p) north of C L Schlipalius (later GEM-D-51, GEM-D-72, possibly GEM-D-51.52.70.71.72)
Other occupant(s) of crown allotment.1,2,3 
Birth*1854 Keilor, VIC, Australia. [par Moses KERR & Isabella BOWDEN]4,5 
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.)6,2 
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 1880.7 
Marriage*1885 Spouse: Clara Johanna Kernot. VIC, Australia, #M7201.8
 
Death*1936 North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D6551 (Age 82) [par unknown].9 

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.10

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 only mentioned in 1879 rate book - 97 acres, abandoned.
  3. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "see Victorian Government Gazette for Details:
    KERR, Gilbert. Gembrook Gazetted 14/03/1879, p575, Applications for Licenses Approved
    KERR, Gilbert. Gembrook Gazetted 16 Apr 1880, p827, Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    KERR, Gilbert. Gembrook Gazetted 22 Oct 1880, p2582, Notices fo Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    KERR, Gilbert. Gembrook Gazetted 19 Nov 1880, p2811, Licenses Revoked, Cancelled or Declared Void."
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "birth not registered."
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, parents from ancestry: Hall Family Tree.
  6. [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.
  7. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 6952/19.
  8. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited8 May 2016
 

NOTE

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Some individuals may be featured because members of their family were associated with the Upper Beaconsfield area, even though they themselves never lived here.