Robert Graham Bishop

M, #631, b. 15 May 1907, d. 5 Aug 1992
Father*John Bishop b. 1872
Mother*Isabella Campbell Turner b. 1875
Birth*15 May 1907 Livingstone Village, Livingston, Midlothian, Scotland, #B669/48 [par John BISHOP & Isabella Campbell TURNER].1,2
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Nov 1927 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Mamilius from London
Age 20.3 
Marriage*30 Nov 1929 Spouse: Frances Evelyn Shanks. Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M12225.4,5
 
Death*5 Aug 1992 Berwick, VIC, Australia, Age 85.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1928c/- Knapton, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farm hand.7
1931Hill View, Dewhurst, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener.8
bt 1934 - 1949Hill View, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener. With Frances Evelyn Bishop.9,10,11,12,13

Grave

  • Grave 7-061, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia14

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, hayleychaffer.
  2. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "certificate - parents married 23 Dec 1893 at Long Livingstone."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, w1490.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,.
  7. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  8. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  9. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  10. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  11. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  12. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    7-061 Bishop Robert Graham M 85 7/08/1992 2274.
Last Edited3 Jul 2017

Lily Elizabeth Every

F, #632, b. 1895, d. 23 Oct 1963
Father*Charles Every
Mother*Lilian Stewart b. 1865, d. 1935
Married NameShanks. 
Birth*1895 Malmsbury, VIC, Australia, #B22508.1 
Marriage*1917 Spouse: Samuel William Leeming Shanks. Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M1231.2
 
Widow14 Sep 1960Lily Elizabeth Every became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel William Leeming Shanks.3,4 
Death*23 Oct 1963 Wantirna, VIC, Australia, #D22219 age 68 [par Charles EVERY & Lilian STEWART].5 
Probate (Will)* Lillian Elizabeth Shanks. Widow. Boronia.      23 Oct 1963. 615/338.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1917 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel William Leeming Shanks.7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20
1943510 Rathdown Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Gwendolyn Shanks.21
1949510 Rathdown Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaWith John Charles Shanks.22
1954510 Rathdown Street, Carlton, VIC, Australia23
19635 Bambury Street, Boronia, VIC, Australia24

Grave

  • OD-078-0023, Box Hill Cemetery, Box Hill, VIC, Australia25

Newspaper-Articles

  • 31 May 1941, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4. At Half-past 3 o'Clock, TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION At EMERALD, 44 ACRES 2 ROODS 35 PERCHES, 3 Miles South from Emerald. By Order of the Mortgagees. PHILLIPS and NICHOLSON, of 59 Swanston-street, Melbourne (auctioneer, R. R. Nicholson), have received instructions to sell by public auction, at the property, Beaconsfield-road, Emerald, on Wednesday, June 4, at 3.30 p.m., The surface and down to a depth of 50 ft. below the surface of all that piece of land containing 44 acres 2 roods and 35 perches, more or less, being part of allotment 17B, of section E, in the parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington, and being the whole of the land more particu larly described in Crown grant, volume 4121, folio 824,161, and now subject to instrument of mortgage registered number 536,149. This property consists of undulating land, grey sandy loam, clay subsoil, best suited for orchard or poultry farming, good metal road through property. Water supply, spring and creek water. Land subdivided into 5 paddocks. Fencing, post and wire and netting. Buildings, 5-roomed W.B. house, large fruit packing and general shed, fowl pens. All in good condition. TITLE, crown grant, for particulars of which apply to Mr. H. Stuart Hutchison, solicitor, 139 Elizabeth-street, Melbourne. TERMS: Cash, or £75 deposit, balance on Credit Foncier terms for 31½ years, at 6 per cent, per annum (Including interest at 1½ per cent. per annum).26

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M1231."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "R/C*U***17474."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D22219 age 68 [par Charles EVERY & Lilian STEWART]."
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 3244; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 549.
  7. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  8. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  11. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  12. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  13. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  14. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  15. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  16. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  17. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  18. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  19. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  20. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  21. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  22. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  23. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  24. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  25. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://boxhillcemetery.org/mapguide/BoxHill/Public/,.
  26. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 31 May 1941, p2.
Last Edited25 Aug 2018

William Warren Kerr

M, #635, b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1949
William Warren KERR
(1865-1949)
Birth*1865 Kilmore, VIC, Australia, #B2964 [par John Wilson KERR & Ellen GARDINER].1 
Marriage*7 Apr 1887 Spouse: Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman. Augustine Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M3322.2
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Apr 1887KERR-GOSMAN.-On the 7th inst. at Augustine Church, Hawthorn, by the father of the bride, Wm. Warren, youngest son of the late John Wilson Kerr, to Janie, third daughter of Rev. Professor Gosman, Hawthorn.3 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1914 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 31.32). Transfer from William Cuthill to William Warren Kerr. 10a.4 
Residence*1916 "Trenant", Kew, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac*3 Jan 1919 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 25-30). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to William Warren Kerr. 30a.5 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1919 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30). Transfer from William Warren Kerr to Lindsay Gardner Kerr. 30a.6 
Land-UBeac6 Mar 1923 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30). Transfer from Lindsay Gardner Kerr to William Warren Kerr. 30a.7 
Land-UBeac*15 Apr 1926 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30). Transfer from William Warren Kerr to John Glismann. 30a.8 
Widower26 Jul 1945William Warren Kerr became a widower upon the death of his wife Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman.9 
Death*2 Jul 1949 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D6787 age 83.9 
Death-Notice*4 Jul 1949KERR, - On July 2, at his residence, Trenant. 32 Belmont avenue, Kew, William Warren, loved husband of the late Janie Buchanan, loving father of Violet (Mrs. V. P. Odgers), Lindsay (Croydon), and William (deceased). In his 84th year.
KERR. - The Funeral of the late Mr. WILLIAM WARREN KERR will leave his residence, Trenant, 32 Belmont avenue, Kew, THIS DAY, at the conclusion of a private service commencing at 3.15 p.m. The Funeral will arrive at the Box Hill Cemetery at 3.45 p.m.
A. W. PADBURY & CO. PTY. LTD. WA8131.
KERR. - Austral Temple Lodge, No. 110, A., F., and A. Masons.-Officers and Brethren of the above Lodge are respectfully informed that the Funeral of their late Most Wor. Bro. W. WARREN KERR, P.G.M.. will arrive at the Box Hill Cemetery THIS DAY at 3.45 p.m.
E. ADKINS, W.M., V. R. K. LOONEY, Sec.10 
Land-Note*10 Oct 1950 William Warren Kerr died on 2nd July 1949. Probate of his will has been granted to Violet Jean Gosman Odgers of Trenant 32 Belmont Avenue Kew Widow.11 
Land-UBeac*30 Jul 1952 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 31.32). Transfer from William Warren Kerr to George Joseph Thomson. 10a.12 

Family

Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman b. 1861, d. 26 Jul 1945
Children 1.Lindsay Gardner Kerr+ b. 9 Oct 1891, d. 26 Jan 1954
 2.William Buchanan Kerr b. 23 May 1893, d. 2 May 1915

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Aug 1905, On Saturday evening week, Mr. W. W. Kerr; under the auspices of the local debating society gave a lecture entitled " Socialism." Unfortonately the night was wet and the attendance was very small. The speaker handled his subject in a masterly manner, and at the conclu sion was accorded a hearty vote of thanks. I believe it is the intention of the society to invite Mr. Kerr up again to repeat his lecture, when a much larger audience may be looked for.13
  • 7 Mar 1914, BEACONSFIELD-To LET shortly for term, furnished, "Crail" Upper Beaconsfield. Kerr, 46 William st.14
  • 10 Aug 1917, BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. CORRESPONDENCE.
    From H. Glismann, acting secretary of Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association, drawing attention to the road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's. It needed repair. Also re the road between Miss Cannon's and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's. Also to the growth of saplings on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Captain Rushall's.-Clerk of works to attend, on motion of Crs Martin and Henty.15
  • 12 Oct 1922, THIS DAY. At Half-past Two O'clock. At ARNOLD HOUSE, 16 QUEEN STREET,
    SALE of ORCHARD and RESIDENCE SITES, UPPER BEACONSFIELD, Split Rock Road, 300 Yards from P.O.
    GEORGE G. HENDERSON PTY. LTD., under instructions from W. Warren Kerr, Esq., will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, as above.
    ORCHARD LAND AND CHOICE RESIDENCE SITES
    Comprising 10 acres of land, cleared and fenced, in the township of Upper Beaconsfield, with permanent spring and dam thereon; also
    30 ACRES, UNIMPROVED LAND, Adjoining above.
    These blocks occupy the most choice positions in this beautiful and popular district, commanding magnificent vieivs over the surrounding country. The 10-acre block has a frontage of 648ft. to the main road, which could with advantage be cut off and sold as residence allotments, being within 300 yards of the post-office, store, Salisbury House, and local hall, and the 30 acres has a quantity of valuable timber upon it, and commands a most extensive outlook.
    Terms-½ cash, balance 1, 2, and 3 years; Interest 6 per cent.
    N.B.-Motor or cab service meets every train at Lower Beaconsfield.
    Title, Certificate.16
  • 17 Mar 1932, MASONIC CEREMONIES. Installation of Grand Master. In the presence of Grand Lodge officers and about 2,000 brethren, including distinguished masonic visitors from other States, R.W. Bro. William Warren Kerr was installed in the Town Hall last night as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Victoria. The investiture and installation of R W. Bro. Sir William Brunton as Deputy Grand Master and of other Grand Lodge officers completed the impressive ceremonies.17
  • 1 Jun 1932, UNITED PRESS BALL. The United Press annual ball will be held at the St. Kilda Town Hall on Saturday, July 30, under the patronage of Most Wor. Bro. William Warren Kerr, C.M.G. C.B.E. Grand Master. Tickets may be obtained from the members of the committee at "The Argus," the "Age," the "Herald," and the "Sun News-Pictorial" offices.18
  • 16 Dec 1937, VOGUES' GALLERY.-No. 57. The name WILLIAM WARREN KERR, C M G , C B E , is synonymous with distinguished public service over a period of 30 years. Mr Kerr's experience as an insurance broker has made him a master of the intricacies of finance, and the State Savings Bank, of Victoria, with its deposits of £66,000,000, is fortunate in having this native of Kilmore as its chairman of commissioners. Mr. Kerr has occupied high municipal, church, and wartime financial positions, and he is Pro Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons.19
  • 4 Jul 1949, BROKER DIES. MELBOURNE. Sunday.-Mr. William Warren Kerr, a leading Melbourne insurance broker, died at his home at Kew, yesterday. He was 84. Mr. Kerr leaves a daughter and a son.20
  • 4 Jul 1949, FORMER STATE BANK CHIEF DIES.
    MR WILLIAM WARREN KERR, CMG, CBE, of Belmont av, Kew, a former chairman of the State Savings Bank of Victoria, and a leading insurance broker, died at his home on Saturday, aged 84.
    Born at Kilmore and educated at Melbourne Grammar School, Mr Kerr established an Insurance broking business in 1913. He became president of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce in 1916, and two years later was appointed president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of Australia.
    During World War I he was chairman of the Commonwealth War Savings Council and the Victorian War Savings Committee, and was elected a commissioner of the State Savings Bank.
    At the same time the Commonwealth Government nominated Mr Kerr as chairman of the Royal Commission on taxation. It was he who was mainly responsible for amalgamation of State and Federal taxation systems.
    Throughout his public life Mr Kerr was prominent in charity work, and was particularly interested in the Boy Scout and Toc H movements.
    He was a council member of the Swinburne Technical College, a trustee of the Collins st Independent Church, and chairman of the Congregational Union in Victoria from 1905-6. He had occupied several high offices in Freemasonry, and was a former Mayor of Kew.
    He has left a daughter, Mrs V. P. Odgers, of Kew, and a son. Mr L. G. Kerr, of Croydon.
    The funeral will take place at Box Hill Cemetery after a private service at his late home at 3.15pm today.21
  • 23 Jul 1949, A memorial service to the late Mr William Warren Kerr will be held in Collins st Independent Church at 3pm tomorrow. Speakers will include Judge Book, Sir Clifden Eager, President of the Legislative Council, Mr Norman Williams, general manager of the State Savings Bank, the Rev Gordon Powell, and the Rev Walter Albiston.
    Mr Kerr was a former chairman of the Congregational Union and chairman of trustees of Collins st Independent Church.22

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B2964 [par John Wilson KERR & Ellen GARDINER]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3322."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1887 p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2140-895 - William Warren Kerr of William Stret Melbourne Insurance Broker.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - William Warren Kerr of William Street Melbourne Insurance Broker - C/T 4181-043.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - Lindsay Gardner Kerr of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - William Warren Kerr of 32 Belmont Avenue Kew Insurance Broker.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - John Glismann of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Jul 1949 p9.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2140-895 - William Warren Kerr died on 2nd July 1949. Probate of his will has been granted to Violet Jean Gosman Odgers of Trenant 32 Belmont Avenue Kew Widow.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2140-895 - George Joseph Thomson of Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield Estate Agent.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Aug 1905, p2.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Mar 1914, p13.
  15. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "10 Aug 1917, p3."
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Oct 1922 p2.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Mar 1932 p6.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Jun 1932 p5.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Dec 1937 p4.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald. 4 Jul 1949, p1.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Jul 1949 p6.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jul 1949 p13.
Last Edited14 Apr 2016

Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman

F, #636, b. 1861, d. 26 Jul 1945
Married NameKerr. 
Birth*1861 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B13469 [par Alexander GOSMAN & Jane BUCHANAN].1 
Marriage*7 Apr 1887 Spouse: William Warren Kerr. Augustine Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M3322.2
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Apr 1887KERR-GOSMAN.-On the 7th inst. at Augustine Church, Hawthorn, by the father of the bride, Wm. Warren, youngest son of the late John Wilson Kerr, to Janie, third daughter of Rev. Professor Gosman, Hawthorn.3 
Note* Alexander GOSMAN, Janie's father, was born at 'CRAIL' Fife Scotland - hence the name of the house in Upper Beaconsfield.4 
Land-UBeac*16 Dec 1903 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part). Transfer from Paul William Einsiedel to Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr. 3a 0r 26 2/10p.5 
Land-Note*17 Dec 1903 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part): Mortgagee: Frank Ernest Williams and Annie Marina Williams - discharged 7 Dec 1920. Mortgagor was Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr.6 
Land-UBeac*28 Jul 1924 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), Crail. Transfer from Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr to Mabel Victoria Hayball. 3a 0r 26 2/10p (Caveat lodged 15 Jun 1921.)7 
Death*26 Jul 1945 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D7244 (Age 83.)8 
Death-Notice*28 Jul 1945KERR.-On July 26 (suddenly), at Trenant, Belmont avenue, Kew, Janie Buchanan, dearly loved wife of W. Warren Kerr, loved mother of Violet (Mrs. Victor Odgers), Lindsay, and the late William (First A.I.F.) (Privately interred.)9 

Family

William Warren Kerr b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1949
Children 1.Lindsay Gardner Kerr+ b. 9 Oct 1891, d. 26 Jan 1954
 2.William Buchanan Kerr b. 23 May 1893, d. 2 May 1915

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jul 1906, AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE. MEETINGS OF BRANCHES. UPPER BEACONSFIFLD.
    A large and enthusiastic meeting of the branch was held recently. The president (Mrs Wilson) occupied the chair. Mrs W. Warren Kerr read an address on "Current Politics." In dealing with the league's fourth object (To protect the purity of home life"), she said: -In spite of what a few mild socialists say, socialism does tend towards dangerous beliefs with regard to home life. When one reads the books and papers circulated by the leaders of socialism in Australia and elsewhere, one cannot help feeling indignant at the sneers at religion and family life. These views are not held by extreme socialists only, and the league's fourth object is a very valuable one. Churches, philanthropic and religious societies, were working in the cause of charity and endeavouring to relieve distress, yet one man could cause much harm and create dissension and undo the good that others accomplished.10
  • 7 Mar 1914, BEACONSFIELD-To LET shortly for term, furnished, "Crail" Upper Beaconsfield. Kerr, 46 William st.11
  • 4 Dec 1920, BEACONSFIELD Upper.-"Crail," a 6-r. House, kit, bath, &c., fruit trees, and about 3 ac. land for Sale now. Russell, estate agent.12

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B13469 [par Alexander GOSMAN & Jane BUCHANAN]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3322."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1887 p1.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, BALFOUR Family - Owner: jgrant169.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1837-229 - Janie Buchanan Kerr of Wrexon Street Kew Married Woman - C/T 2967-228.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2967-228 - Mortgage No 224251 - Frank Ernest Williams and Annie Marina Williams - discharged 7 Dec 1920.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2967-228 - Mabel Victoria Hayball of "Crail" Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Jul 1945 p2.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jul 1906, p6.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Mar 1914, p13.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Dec 1920, p14.
Last Edited17 Sep 2019

William Buchanan Kerr

M, #639, b. 23 May 1893, d. 2 May 1915
William Buchanan KERR
(1893-1915)
Father*William Warren Kerr b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1949
Mother*Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman b. 1861, d. 26 Jul 1945

World War I

William Buchanan Kerr was 21 when he enlisted on 23 Sep 1914. He was working as an insurance broker. His unit embarked from Melbourne on 22 Dec 1914 on board Troopship A40 Ceramic. He was a Lieutenant with the 16th Battalion, and saw service in Egypt and Gallipoli before he was killed in action on 2 May 1915.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2,3
Birth*23 May 1893 Trenant, Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, Australia, #B23763.4 
Birth-Notice*17 Jun 1893KERR -On the 23rd ult, at Trenant, Wrixon street, Kew, the wife of W Warren Kerr-a son.5 
Death*2 May 1915 Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey.4 
Death-Notice*22 May 1915KERR.—On the 9th May, 1915, in action at the Dardanelles, Lieut. William Buchanan Kerr (16th Battalion, A.I.F.), aged 21, youngest and dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr, "Trenant," Wrixon street, Kew, and grandson of the late Rev. Dr. Alexander Gosman.6 
Note*1919 Fragment of officer's tunic collar : 16 Battalion, AIF, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli Remains of a proper right side Australian officer's tunic collar. Attached to it are a Rising Sun badge and three other badges to its right, reading '16 / INF'. Each badge has two lugs held in place, with the exception of the numeral '1', by split pins. The open edge of the collar bears a brass hook which would have fastened into a corresponding eyelet on the other side of the collar.
Summary: This piece of tunic collar was found on 10 January 1919 by Lieutenant William Hopkin James, who was working on Gallipoli, leading a small party from the Australian War Records Section, taking photographs and collecting items for the national collection. James found fragments of uniforms and bones in a gully between Quinn's Post and Dead Man's Ridge, leading up to the Bloody Angle. They were the remains of members of the 16th Battalion (Bn), who had attempted to extend the Australian line, to the left of Quinn's Post from 2 to 3 May 1915.
The 16th Bn landed at Gallipoli in the evening of 25 April 1915. Much of the battalion occupied the position that became known as Pope's Hill. They remained there until the evening of 30 April, when they were relieved by the 15th Bn and went to Rest Gully, where they spent time digging in to protect themselves from Turkish snipers.
On 2 May the battalion was ordered to the front line, to the left of Quinn's Post, where they were to advance to a position that was later called the Bloody Angle. The 13th Bn was to extend its line to the left, joining with the New Zealand Otago Bn, who were to attack Baby 700. The 15th Bn were to take part from Pope's Hill.
The attack took place in the evening of 2 May. After the bombardment of the Turkish positions ceased, the 16th Bn made their way up the steep side of the valley, towards the Bloody Angle. The Turks held their fire until the battalion reached the top of the ridge, then directed heavy fire opened on it, mostly from their positions at The Nek and the Chessboard. The battalion fought and dug in throughout the night, extending the trench line from Quinn's Post. Some of their men found an abandoned Turkish trench on the crest of the Bloody Angle and occupied it.
During the attack the Otago Bn failed to reach their objective at Baby 700 and were forced to dig in near The Nek. The 13th Bn positioned themselves on the other side of the gully, to the left of the 16th Bn, but each battalion was uncertain of each other's location and could not join up.
At dawn on 3 May, the New Zealanders withdrew under heavy fire and the Turks occupied their line. The Turks in front of the 16th Bn attacked, but were driven back. The 16th Bn then attempted to attack a Turkish position, from which heavy rifle fire was coming, but the Turks were alerted to the attack and their machine gun fire from Baby 700 raked the line. In addition, nearby Turks threw bombs and expended heavy fire on the men of the 16th Bn. The dead lay thickly between their respective positions.

As the sky lightened, the Turks crept through the scrub towards the 16th Bn and inflicted further heavy casualties. Although attempts were made to reinforce the 16th Bn, the Turkish fire made it impossible to reach them. The battalion gradually withdrew through the day, and the Turks took over their trench line. Having lost support from both their left and right flanks, the 13th Bn then withdrew during the night.
The 16th Bn suffered very high casualties at the Bloody Angle. Entering the action with 17 officers and 620 men, they lost eight officers and 330 men. The battalion's dead remained unburied until after the war, when their remains were recovered by the Graves Registration Unit and buried in the newly established Quinn's Post cemetery nearby.
When unit titles were introduced in September 1914, officers were instructed to wear the unit titles on their collars (beside their Rising Sun badges), while other ranks wore them on their shoulder straps. Several officers were killed at the Bloody Angle on 2 May. They were: Lieutenant Kieran Leopold Anderson, Lieutenant Ernest Otto Alfred Bruns, Second Lieutenant Harry James Burton, Lieutenant Cyril Arthur Geddes, Lieutenant William Buchanan Kerr, Captain James Miller and Captain Harold Alfred Southern. This collar came from one of their tunics.7 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Lieutenant William Buchanan Kerr died 2/5/1915 at Lone Pine in Gallipoli. Australian Infantry, 16th Battalion. Son of William Warren Kerr, and worked as an Insurance Broker. He embarked on the HMAT Ceramic, ship A40, on 22/12/1914 from Melbourne.8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 May 1915, LIEUTENANT W. B. KERR.
    The late Lieutenant W. Buchanan Kerr was a son of Mr. W. Warren Kerr, of Melbourne, and was not yet 22 years of age. He came to Adelaide about two years ago as attorney for the Richardson, Kerr Pro- prietar, Limited, insurance brokers, of Mutual Buildings. He was connected with the defence forces in Victoria, and resumed his interest in military matters in South Australia. Lieutenant Kerr went to the front with the second contingent from this State. He was a single man, and was engaged to be married.9
  • 22 May 1915, LIEUT. W. B. KERR
    Lieut. W. B. Kerr, who has been reported as killed, was the son of Mr. W. Warren Kerr, of Melbourne. He came to South Australia about two years ago as attorney for a firm of insurance brokers. He was a member of the Adelaide Rowing Club, and enlisted with the 2nd Contingent.10

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=163970
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.scotch.vic.edu.au/ww1/first/kerrWB.htm
    William Kerr was born on 23 May 1893 in Kew, Victoria. His parents were William Warren and Jane Buchanan (née Gosman) Kerr. He attended Scotch in 1908.
    William was an insurance broker and commercial traveller when he enlisted on 23 September 1914 at Adelaide, South Australia. He served in the 16th Battalion with the rank of Lieutenant.
    William died on 2 May 1915 at Gallipoli. He was 21 years of age.
    Service record
    William Kerr had served in Citizen Military Forces battalions for two years before the war, and was made a 2nd Lieutenant when he joined the AIF in South Australia in September 1914. He landed with the 16th Battalion at Gallipoli on the afternoon of 25 April 1915. He had been promoted to full Lieutenant when he participated in the battalion’s costly attack on the Bloody Angle the following week and was killed. His service file contains a poignant letter from Kerr’s father, asking for accurate details of his son’s death.
    William Kerr has no known grave, but is commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.
    Sources: Australian War Memorial – Roll of Honour ; Mishura Scotch Database ; National Archives of Australia – B2455, KERR WILLIAM BUCHANAN ; Scotch Collegian 1915 and 1919 ; The AIF Project - https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=163970
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B23763."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1893 p1.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 May 1915 p13.
  7. [S206] Website Australian War Memorial (http://www.awm.gov.au) "ID number     P07159.056 Collection     Photograph
    Object type     Black & white - Print silver gelatin
    Photographer     Unknown
    Place made     Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
    Date made     c 1914
    Description: Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) William Buchanan Kerr, 16th Battalion who was a 21 year old insurance broker from Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted on 23 September 1914. He embarked for overseas from Melbourne on 22 December 1914 aboard HMAT Ceramic. Following training in Egypt, the 16th Battalion landed at Gallipoli in the late afternoon of 25 April 1915. A week later, they were thrown into the attack on Bloody Angle, suffering many casualties. Lt Kerr was killed in action on 2 May 1915 and his name is listed on the Lone Pine Memorial for those who have no known grave. One of 131 photographs displayed on an honour board showing members of the Adelaide Rowing Club who enlisted for active service in the First World War. The original is held by the Adelaide Rowing Club who kindly loaned the board to the Australian War Memorial for copying.


    ID number     P09220.005
    Collection     Photograph
    Object type     Colour - Digital file TIFF
    Photographer     Unknown
    Date made     c 1914
    Description: Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) William Buchanan Kerr, 16th Battalion, of Adelaide, SA. An insurance broker prior to enlisting in September 1914, 2nd Lt Kerr embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 22 December 1914. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915. 2nd Lt Kerr was 21 years of age."
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 160-2005 p8."
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Chronicle (Adelaide), 22 May 1915, p44.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Observer (Adelaide), 22 May 1915, p39-40.
Last Edited17 Dec 2015

Cyril Godfrey Marsh

M, #643, b. 5 May 1893, d. 7 Aug 1915
Cyril Godfrey MARSH
(1893-1915)
Father*John Garrett Marsh b. 1860, d. 30 Aug 1940
Mother*Clara Marshman b. 1861, d. 29 May 1919

World War I

Cyril Godfrey Marsh enlisted on 18 Sep 1914 when he was 21 years old and a clerk. He had been with the 29th Light Horse before the war, and was a Squadron Sergeant Major. SERN 187.
He was a commissioned Lieutenant with the 8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron when he embarked from Melbourne on 25 Feb 1915 on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria.
He saw service in Egypt and at Gallipoli. He was killed in action at Lone Pine on 7 Aug 1915.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
His parents were storekeepers and orchardists at Upper Beaconsfield.1,2
Birth*5 May 1893 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B14945.3 
Birth-Notice*13 May 1893MARSH.—On the 5th inst, the wife of John Garrett Marsh, chemist, of a son.4 
Death*7 Aug 1915 The Nek, Lone Pine, Turkey. 
Death-Notice*21 Aug 1915MARSH.—Killed in action, 7th August, at the Dardanelles, Lieutenant C. G. Marsh, dearly beloved youngest surviving son of John G. and Clara Marsh, Beaconsfield Upper, aged 22 years.
Beloved by all.5,6 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Lieutenant Cyril Godfrey Marsh died on 7/8/1915 at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, age 22. Australian Light Horse, 22nd Regiment. Son of John Garrett Marsh and Clara Marsh, and worked as a Clerk. He embarked on the HMAT Star of Victoria, ship A 16, on 25/2/1915 from Melbourne.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Feb 1907, Beaconsfield Upper. Dear Cinderella, — This is the first time I have written to you. We have a big orchard up here and so I have plenty to keep me employed. The country around here is very mountainous & our house is situated on a very high hill which overlooks the sea (20 miles away) and consequently we have a lovely & extensive view. We have two kittens, both tabbys. Can you tell me names for them please. I think I am going to Sydney for my Christmas holidays & I think it will be very nice. I have to walk three miles to school every day & it makes me pretty hot in the summer time. Well Cinderella I have nothing more to say & so I must close with love. I remain your new friend, CYRIL G. MARSH. 13 years.
    Glad to hear from you, Cyril. Call the kitties Beacon and Field. — Cinderella.8
  • 26 Aug 1915, The death is also announced of Lieutenant Marsh, of Upper Beaconsfield. Lieutenant Marsh often played cricket with the Upper Beaconsfield team.9
  • 1 Sep 1915, Amongst the names of those killed is that of Lieutenant C. Marsh, of Upper Beaconsfield. He was a member of the 8th Light Horse, and prior to the war, took a good deal of interest in military work. He was one of the first volunteers from the district joining as a private. He soon rose from the ranks and at the time of his death held a commission as a lieutenant. He was well known and much respected and his death will be regretted by many friends.10
  • 9 Sep 1915, LIEUTENANT CYRIL GODFREY MARSH, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 7 was the son of Mr John G Marsh of Gilolo Beaconsfield Upper and was 22 years of age. He was for a time a student at Wesley College, and then entered on a business career in the city during which time be was a member of the 29th Light Horse. Whilst an employee of Messrs F Scarlett and Co, of Collins street, he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse as sergeant-major and went into camp at Broadmeadows on September 18. He was promoted to staff sergeant major and obtained his lieutenancy at the Dardanelles. His father, formerly a well known chemist in Melbourne served in the Royal Navy, afterwards in the Australian Royal Navy, and saw service in South Africa.11
  • 18 Sep 1915, Lieutenant Cyril Godfrey Marsh, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 7, was the only son of Mr John G. Marsh, of Gilolo, Beaconsfield Upper, and nephew of Mr J. Nott Marsh, of Frankston, (who has also said good-bye to his only son, who also has embarked for the seat of war) and was 22 years of age. He was for a time a student at Wesley College, and then entered on a business career in the city, during which time he was a member of the 29th Light Horse. Whilst an employee of Messrs F. Scarlett and Co., of Collins St, he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse as sergeant-major, and went into camp at Broadmeadows on September 18, He was promoted to staff-sergeant-major, and obtained his lieutenancy at the Dardanelles. His father, formerly a well-known chemist in Melbourne, served in the Royal Navy, afterwards in the Australian Royal Navy, and saw service in South Africa.12
  • 30 Sep 1915, Lieutenant Cyril G. Marsh, who was killed in action on 7th August, was only son of Mr. J. G. Marsh, of 'Gilolo,' Beaconsfield Upper, and was 22 years of age. He was an old Wesley Collegian. After leaving school he entered on a business career in the city, during which time he was attached to the 29th Light Horse. He went into camp at Broadmeadows on 18th September, 1914, as sergeant-major to the 8th Light Horse. He was subsequently promoted to staff sergeant-major, and received his commission at the Dardanelles. His father, formerly a well-known chemist in Melbourne, served in the Royal Navy, and saw service in South Africa.13

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=187972
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "B14945."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 May 1893 p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Aug 1915, p13.
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 21 Aug 1915, p5 nearly identical notice.
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 160-2005 p8."
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Sat 2 Feb 1907, p42.
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 26 Aug 1915, p2.
  10. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "1 Sep 1915, p3."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Sep 1915, p10.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Mornington Standard (Frankston) 18 Sep 1915, p2.
  13. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 30 Sep 1915, p9
    photograph published in The Age on 25 Oct 1915, p13.
Last Edited24 Aug 2017

John Garrett Marsh

M, #644, b. 1860, d. 30 Aug 1940
Note* In 1893: Chemist
in 1915: John Garrett Marsh and Clara Marsh, of Victoria Coffee Palace, Collins St., Melbourne. 5. 
Birth*1860 Launceston, TAS, Australia.1 
Marriage*1890 Spouse: Clara Marshman. VIC, Australia, #M7142.2
 
Land-UBeac*9 Dec 1898 PAK-173.174.175. Transfer from Alfred Louis Smith to John Garrett Marsh.3 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1902 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from James Patrick Kerwin to John Garrett Marsh. 2a 0r 0p.4 
Note1903 Orchardist. Bought Store from James Kerwin. 
Land-UBeac*1 Feb 1905 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from John Garrett Marsh to Sylvanus Best. 2a 0r 0p.5 
Residence1907 "Gilolo", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Widower29 May 1919John Garrett Marsh became a widower upon the death of his wife Clara Marshman.6 
Land-UBeac*19 Aug 1919 PAK-173.174.175. Transfer from John Garrett Marsh to King George.7 
Marriage*a 1920 Spouse: Susan Jane (Suse) Griffiths.8
 
Residence*b 1940 (late of Traralgon.) 
Death*30 Aug 1940 Private Hospital, Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D8813 age 80 [par John Hale MARSH & Emma GARRETT].1 
Death-Notice*2 Sep 1940MARSH-On August 30 at private hospital, John Garrett of 267 Beach road Black Rock, loved husband of Suse Marsh, aged 80 years, late of Traralgon (Privately cremated August 31.9
Probate (Will)* John G Marsh. Gent. Black Rock. 30 Aug 1940. 317/014.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1905 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: storekeeper. With Clara Marsh.11,12
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Clara Marsh.13
bt 1912 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Clara Marsh.14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21
bt 1924 - 1931Franklin Street, Traralgon, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Susan Jane (Suse) Marsh.22,23
bt 1936 - 1937101 Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Susan Jane (Suse) Marsh.24,25

Family

Clara Marshman b. 1861, d. 29 May 1919
Child 1.Cyril Godfrey Marsh b. 5 May 1893, d. 7 Aug 1915

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Dec 1893, PUBLIC NOTICE. MR. J. G. MARSH, In thanking the Residents of Box Hill and Surrounding Districts for the support so liberally bestowed upon him in the past, has much pleasure in announcing that he has secured the services of Mr. A. LEGG to Manage his Box Hill Chemistry Business, a gentleman well qualified in every particular to fill so important a position. Customers may, therefore, rely upon having the best experience obtainable, with civility and attention, combined with the purest of drugs obtainable at town prices Mr. Marsh trusts for a continuance of past favors.
    N.B.-Mr. MARSH, Dentist, visits Box Hill each Thursday, and as he has a large Dental practise in town can supply the best of Dental work at moderate prices.26
  • 15 Dec 1893, A Popular Chemist. Mr. J. G. Marsh, who for the past two and a half years has been the head dispenser at the South Melbourne Friendly Societies' Dispensary, recently gave up that position to enter business for himself. Mr. Marsh's severance from the dispensary, where, through his skill and courtesy he became very popular, has caused some regret, and, as a mark of esteem, he has been presented with an illuminated address from the Ex ecutive Committee of Friendly Societies. The address is worded as follows : "To John Garrett Marsh Esq. We, the undersigned representatives of the United Friendly Societies' Dispensary in South Melbourne, in view of your discontinuing your services as head dispenser to the institution, desire to testify to the able and conscientious manner in which you have fulfilled your duties, during a period of over two years, antd we wish you every success in your new undertaking.-John Alfred Gilbert, R. G. Coppin, Jno. Bond. Alfred Dunn, Jas. Minty, H. T. Thornton, A. B. Stuber, Jas. S. Baster. members of Executive Committee; Henry Fowler, secretary. South Melbourne. October 18th, 1893."26
  • 14 Nov 1902, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. The postmaster and storekeeper, Mr. James Kerwin (who is leaving the district, having disposed of his business to Mr. J. G. Marsh), was entertained at a social in the Assembly-hall on Wednesday evening by a large number of his friends. Mr. H. Renfree occupied the chair. Mr. Kerwin was presented with a gold hunting watch, and Mrs. Kerwin was also the recipient of a present.27
  • 7 Sep 1904, Another decided innovation has been the clearing of the small piece of ground between the cross roads at Charing Cross. This was the work of our esteemed storekeeper and postmaster, Mr Marsh, who paid for the whole of the work himself. He says that he is not going to let it stop at this but intends going on until is has been fence, ploughed and planted with ornamental trees. He has already got the promise of several good donations, and now only waits for the Shire Council to obtain control of the land from the Lands Department ; when they do this he will make a start again with the fencing and ploughing.28
  • 22 Feb 1905, Dandenong Police Court. TUESDAY, FEB. 21. LICENSING COURT. Before Mr. Cresswell, P.M. A grocer's licence was transferred from J. G. Marsh to F. Best.29
  • 18 Sep 1915, Lieutenant Cyril Godfrey Marsh, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 7, was the only son of Mr John G. Marsh, of Gilolo, Beaconsfield Upper, and nephew of Mr J. Nott Marsh, of Frankston, (who has also said good-bye to his only son, who also has embarked for the seat of war) and was 22 years of age. He was for a time a student at Wesley College, and then entered on a business career in the city, during which time he was a member of the 29th Light Horse. Whilst an employee of Messrs F. Scarlett and Co., of Collins St, he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse as sergeant-major, and went into camp at Broadmeadows on September 18, He was promoted to staff-sergeant-major, and obtained his lieutenancy at the Dardanelles. His father, formerly a well-known chemist in Melbourne, served in the Royal Navy, afterwards in the Australian Royal Navy, and saw service in South Africa.30
  • 10 Jun 1916, UPPER BEACONSFIELD - MODEL ORCHARD DESCRIBED PERFECTIVE METHODS - CHOICE APPLES GROWN By "CULTUS" - NO. 2
    On the Upper Beaconsfield ranges, at a height of 900ft. above sea level, Mr J. G. Marsh has established an excellent orchard. Over an area of 18 acres most attention is paid to apples, which appear to be better suited for the soil and climate than anything else. Williams' Bon Chretien pear trees have given satisfaction. Mr Marsh acquired the property he has so effectively im proved nearly 20 years ago. It consisted of 60 acres of rough bush land, on which nothing in the shape of clearing or cultivation was attempted. A house and boundary fences had been erected. Being within 30 miles of Melbourne, and on an eminence commanding views of special interest, the situation represented an asset of considerable value. From the front door of Mr Marsh's residence a wide tract of country can be scanned. In the foreground to the east, south and west, a vast extent of rural Victoria comes within vision. Prominent in the scene are the rich reclaimed areas of the extensive Koo-Wee-Rup swamp and other important districts of Eastern and South ern Victoria. At all points there are evidences of prosperous set tlement as indicated by well tilled fields, farm animals of every descripion, comfortable homesteads, towns and villages here and there, with railway lines intersecting at various places. These converge as they approach Melbourne, which is dimly visible through a smoky haze to the west. In the background of this interesting panorama the outlines of Hobson's Bay, Port Phillip Bay, and Western port Bay can be traversed with the naked eye. Amid these surroundings Mr Marsh has created a very fine orchard. It is a model one in many respects, and the influence of the work already done cannot fail to be felt throughout the district.
    Observation and Initiative
    When Mr Marsh became possessed of the rangy land at Upper Beaconsfield in 1897, he knew practically nothing about fruit trees. At that time he was practising his profession as a pharmaceutical chemist in Melbourne. With a view to converting the 60 acre block into a permanent home, orcharding was decided on. The initial work of clearing scrub and timber involved an expenditure of something like £6 an acre. At that stage Mr Marsh took a hand in planting the trees. Weekends and all available spare time were spent in the prospective orchard. A site with gentle rises on either side, and a valley in the centre was selected. The wisdom of this decision has been demonstrated by an even distribution of sunshine over the whole of the cultivated area and the facilities for in stalling effective drainage. Nearly four miles of two and three inch agricultural pipes are under the trees at varying grades to suit the conditions of contour. The average depth is about three feet. Although this work cost approximately £800, Mr Marsh regards it as money well spent. Before drainage was complete, the soil retained so much moisture that walking over parts was difficult. No amount of rain now causes inconvenience, for the reason that the surplus has a free outlet. This was one of the first operations that Mr Marsh initiated and carried out. He has since managed the orchard with unqualified success. In Mr Marsh's opinion, more failures with fruit trees are caused by imperfectly drained land than anything else. He was not long in coming to the conclusion that fruit trees are constituted much on the same lines as animals. The physical condition of each revolts at excesses, and the retention of more moisture in the soil than is desirable has a bad effect.
    Matured Trees
    If there is one matter on which Mr. Marsh is more insistent than another, It is that of permitting trees to be come fully matured before they are allowed to bear. He considers it is courting failure to encourage the fruit ing of trees at the early age of three and four years, as is frequently the case. Strong as the desire for returns may be, it should be suppressed so that the trees may become sufficiently robust to stand the demands which bearing entails. The longer they can he kept back the better. Generally speaking, the seventh year is soon enough for apple and pear trees to carry a full crop. Following his own ideas in this regard, Mr. Marsh pre vented the trees from bearing until the tenth year. During that period atten tion was devoted to producing a suit able frame. The appearance of the trees indicates that Mr. Marsh's con clusion is sound. Few, of course, can afford to wait 10 years for returns. There, is, however, much in the con clusion that the forcing of young trees into bearing accounts for many of the diseases and maladies complained of. It is doubtful whether a more uniform collection of trees than is to be seen in Mr Marsh's orchard exists in Australia. There is similarity through out in size and shape. The centres are properly open, and the main branches radiate from the trunks in such a way that each cannot fail to receive an equal amount of sustenance. Mr. Marsh takes care that the trees do not carry more fruit than they can support. The varieties of apples in cultivation are seven acres of Jonathans, two acres of Home Beauties, two acres of Gravensteins, three acres of Yates, two acres of Reinette du Canadas, one acre of Wil liams' Bon Chretien pears, and one acre of mixed fruits for household purposes. After careful consideration, Mr. Marsh has come to the conclusion that growers in the ranges would do well to confine attention to the cultivation of Jonathan and Yates varieties. Crinkle and its kindred malady, bitter pit, are believed to be due to the use of unsuitable stocks. Mr. Marsh intends to test his belief in this important phase of apple production.
    Systematic Effort
    Since he retired from business about nine years ago, Mr Marsh and his son found no difficulty in doing all the work involved in maintaining an 18- acre orchard in good condition. This included ploughing, pruning, spraying, and summer cultivation. In the pick ing season additional hands had to be engaged. Mr Marsh's son, with the rank of lieutenant in the 8th Light Horse, fell at Gallipoli in the Lonesome Pine action. For several years, how ever, Mr Marsh and his son systema tised the work in such a manner that they were never overburdened. Indeed there is nothing out of place in the orchard, or on any part of the property. There are evidences of thrift on every side. Mr Marsh favors the lateral method of pruning rather than the en couragement of short spurs. He states that the soil is not sufficiently rich to furnish full bearing trees with ne cessary nourishment, and applies superphosphate at the rate of one pound to each tree. Ni trate of soda is used when certain trees demand extra nourish ment. Mr Marsh does not approve of the practice frequently observed of al lowing windfall apples to remain on the ground so that they may rot or be ploughed in. Apples, he points out, contain large proportions of acid, and there is a danger of adding more of that ingredient than is necessary. There is not much to be feared from the few that fall in ordinary seasons. In a fruiting period such as the one just closed, when tons of fruit are on the ground, the menace of adding too much acidity needs to be minimised by removing the waste from the orchard. An examination of discharges from the drain pipes in winter showed Mr Marsh that much of the chemical fertilisers was carried off in solution, instead of serving the manurial purpose intended.
    A chemical analysis revealed nearly 50 per cent, in a given quantity of drainage water. The result would appear to indicate that it is not advisable to apply artiticial fertilisers until the rainy season has passed, and there is no fear of displacement in the manner mentioned. August and September are, therefore, more suitable months than June and July for the distribution and incorporation with the soil of manurial mixtures. Green manuring is favored.
    Controlling Pests
    In the control of pests Mr Marsh has been successful. Having a knowledge of chemistry, he is able to manufacture arsenate of lead, lime sulphur, and other mixtures that have to be directed against insects and fungi. Codlin moths and all kinds of insects that bite and chew their food cause little trouble when the trees are carefully sprayed at the right time in spring with arsenate of lead. In the suppression of fungus diseases lime-sulphur is considered more effective than Bordeaux mixture. For winter spraying Mr Marsh uses the lime-sulphur solution at a strength of eight pounds of lime, eight pounds of sulphur, and 50 gallons of water. In spring and summer, when the trees are in leaf, four pounds of lime, four pounds of sulphur, dissolved in 50 gal lons of water, make a sufficiently strong mixture. For Jonathan and Graven stein trees both solutions should be a little weaker. The foliage of those varie ties is more delicate than that of Five Crowns, Rome Beauty's, Yates, Reinettes and other sorts. Red oil applied in win ter, when the trees are dormant, at a strength of one in 20, has been found the most effective spray to subdue woolly aphis and scale insects. With the sprays mentioned Mr Marsh claims that he can keep his orchard clean. The condition of the trees and the fruit recently removed from the latest varie ties bear out the contention. Black spot affects Yates apples worse than any of the other kinds, and Mr Marsh has found it necessary to treat them with Bordeaux mixture in lieu of lime sulphur as the season advances and close and muggy weather comes at the end of summer. The one pest for which no effective remedy or method of con trol has yet been discovered is thrip. Last year these insects made a clean sweep of apple crops in the Upper Beaconsfield district. They appeared to come out of the ground at the beginning of spring, and played such havoc that yields were the lowest on record. Some of the orchards were completely devas tated. Mr Marsh's sales amounted to £11 as against an expenditure of £200, which is the normal annual cost of maintaining and working the orchard.
    Commercial Consideration
    Having struck out with success in matters associated with the manage ment of fruit trees, Mr Marsh decided to adopt progressive methods in the marketing of his fruit. He regulates the crop so that each tree shall carry no more than it can satisfactorily mature. This season the complaint was general that Jonathans and Yates apples were undersized. In consequence of that large quantities had to be sold at reduced rates. Thousands of cases were not gathered because of the un profitable prices offering. Mr Marsh found no difficulty in disposing of all the fruit he had for sale at an average of 3/9 a bushel. Those returns were being received when complaints were common that fruit was not realising the freight charges in many instances. Mr Marsh says he could have gathered nearly 8000 cases of apples had he per mitted the trees to carry all that formed. He preferred to have half that yield with corresponding improvements in size, shape, and quality of fruit. This important matter is one that can be controlled, and until orchardists pay attention to it on the lines adopted by Mr Marsh there will always be com plaints in plentiful seasons. Packing and grading are systematised by Mr Marsh. He believes in making the fruit and the packages containing it as at tractive as possible. From that stand point hard wood cases are regarded as objectionable. The neat soft-wood boards are planed and put together properly. A legible stencil marking at one end of the case indicates the size and variety of fruit, and the district in which it was grown.
    Uniform Packing
    The diagonal system of packing is observed. Every case of a certain grade contains the same number of apples. In a case of the 2 ¾ inch size there are 156 apples. The 2 ½ inch grade works out at 168 apples to the case, and the three inch grade allows for 126 apples in a case. Each case costs 1/. An expert hand who grades and packs 68 cases in a working day of eight hours is paid 9/. Before the war Mr Marsh found ready sale for his fruit in the London, Liverpool, Antwerp, Genoa, Hamburg, and Bom bay markets. Trade this season has been confined to Great Britain, where 1000 cases have been forwarded. Cabled advices do not indicate high rates, and account sales are awaited with more than usual interest. Mr Marsh trans fers all his produce from the Officer railway station, which is three miles from the orchard. The cost of market ing apples under the careful methods outlined is higher than the outlay of most growers. All the same Mr Marsh is satisfied with an average of 3/9 a case. He points out that it is better to produce 4000 cases of prime apples than double the quantity of second rate that would probably not find sale at remunerative prices, to say nothing of making increased demands on the vitality of the trees. It will be seen that Mr Marsh is working on sound lines. There is room throughout Vic toria for a general appreciation and adoption of his systematic methods.31
  • 21 Feb 1918, The President moved that steps be taken to have the road between Marsh's and Robertson's, at Beaconsfield Upper, classified as a subsidiary road. Seconded by Cr Henty and carried.32
  • 23 Dec 1925, Damage in Beaconsfield Ranges
    BEACONSFIELD, Tuesday. - Bush fires were raging on the Beaconsfield Ranges on Monday and firefighters were kept busy. Gilolo, a property known also as The Marshes, was burnt. Nobody was living in the house. Dr Day's house at the top of the Telegraph road, which is nearing completion, was saved with difficulty on account of the dense scrub surrounding the building. A small cottage adjoining, owned by the Misses Slater, was destroyed before the beaters could prevent it. Only the tanks have been left standing. The gully at the back of Windara was burned out. The fire swept through the orchard, but "breaks" were burned, and the flames were beaten back after a stern fight. Flames surrounded Casely and upon their return from Berwick the minister (the Rev. J Wilson) and his wife found a number of neighbours fighting the fire. Fire breaks were made, and with the change of wind at half past 8 o'clock last night old dead trees cast showers of sparks which ignited the pigsty. Although the sty was burnt and the house and stables threatened, the fire was controlled.33

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8813 age 80 [par John Hale MARSH & Emma GARRETT]."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M7142."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2339-725 + C/T 2343-505 + C/T 2638-403 - John Garrett Marsh of 138 Clarendon Street South Melbourne Chemist.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1812-349 - John Garrett Marsh of Beaconsfield Upper Storekeeper.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1812-349 - Silvanus Best of Beaconsfield Upper Storekeeper - C/T 3032-369.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D4951 [par Charles John MARSHMAN & Maria MOXHAM]."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2339-725 + C/T 2343-505 + C/T 2638-403 - His Majesty King George V.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8028/1961."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Sep 1940 p4.
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3413; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1117.
  11. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  12. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  15. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  16. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  17. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  18. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  19. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  20. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  21. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  24. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  25. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Reporter (Box Hill), 15 Dec 1893, p3.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Nov 1902 p7.
  28. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 7 Sep 1904, p2.
  29. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 22 Feb 1905, p2.
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Mornington Standard (Frankston) 18 Sep 1915, p2.
  31. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 10 Jun 1916, p48.
  32. [S14] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 21 Feb 1918, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66193597
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Dec 1925, p20.
Last Edited18 Mar 2019

Roy John Tyler

M, #648, b. 1885, d. 9 Jun 1918
Roy John TYLER
(1885-1918)
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Mary Jane Eckersall b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914

World War I

Roy John Tyler was a married farmer living at Kilmany South when he enlisted on 22 Jun 1916. SERN 6904. His unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917, shortly after the birth of his daughter. He was made a temporary sergeant with the 22nd Battalion. He was killed in action on 9 June 1918 at Morlancourt, France. He was buried at Mericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. I), France.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1
Birth*1885 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B22274.2 
Marriage*24 Dec 1913 Spouse: Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M10439.3
 
Death*9 Jun 1918 Morlancourt, France. 
Death-Notice*1 Jul 1918TYLER.-Officially reported killed in action in France on 9th June, T Sgt Roy J Tyler, 22nd Battalion dearly loved husband of Daisy, Tanyanah, Grandview grove Armadale, and beloved younger son of John Tyler, Kilmany South.4 
Probate (Will)*20 Jul 1920 171/729 of Kilmany South, farmer.5 
Village Bell1980The article reads: THE PAST IS NOT DEAD
On Anzac Day this year veterans and the public again gathered to pay homage to those who had given their lives to the nation. Within a matter of days, the following letter was received by the sub-branch executive from Miss Coline Tyler, of Toorak:
"I should like to tell you how touched I was to see the row of crosses which had been placed in front of the war memorial at Upper Beaconsfield for Anzac Day. One of them bore the name of my father, Sgt. Roy John Tyler, who was killed in France in 1918. It is good to know that he is still remembered and honoured by the people of Upper Beaconsfield. A friend of mine happened to see the crosses on Anzac Day and kindly drove me to Upper Beaconsfield the following day especially to see them.
My father was a farmer in the area. He and my mother were married in 1913 and then went to take up a farm near Sale. My mother died just ten years ago at the age of 80. I should be very grateful if you would convey my thanks to whoever was responsible for erecting the little crosses with good wishes to all your members, yours etc."6 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Sergeant Roy John Tyler died 9/6/1918, in France, age 33. Australian Infantry, 22nd Battalion. Son of John and Mary Tyler, and married to Daisy Tyler. He embarked on the HMAT Ascanius, ship All, on 11/5/1917, from Melbourne.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With John Tyler and Mary Jane Tyler.8
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With John Tyler and Mary Jane Tyler and Iris Mary Tyler.9,10
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler. With John Tyler, Rhoda Bessie Tyler, Iris Mary Tyler.11,12,13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Aug 1910, BEACONSFIELD - A men's social club has been formed at Beaconsfield Upper, in the interests of the young men of the district. Officers were elected as follows: -President Dr Eliott Drake vice-presidents Rev James Wilson and Mr Barclay, treasurer, Mr H Glissman; secretary, Mr P. M'Mahon; committee, Messrs E. Brown, sen., E Brown jun., Roy Tyler, L Knapton and S Gibb.14
  • 2 Mar 1911, The engagement is announced of Mr. Roy J. Tyler, second son of Mr. John Tyler, Glenbrae, Upper Beaconsfield, and Miss Daisy Montgomerie, eldest daughter of Mr. L. E. Montgomerie, Beechworth, and granddaughter of Mrs. Montgomerie, Armadale.15,16
  • 29 Dec 1913, PERSONAL. The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler, Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daughter of Mr L. E. Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall. The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girlfriends. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square-cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver haircomb which had been worn by her great-grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of or chids, carnations and water lilies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de-chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me-nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst neck lace and anl aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith groomsman. A reception, followed by wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grand view Grove, Armidale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going-away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe de-chine, and a hat en suite.—"Australasian."17
  • 1 Jan 1914, WEDDING: TYLER-MONTGOMERIE
    The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler of Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daugher of Mr L. E Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall, reports the "Australasian."
    The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girl friends. The bride, who was was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver hair-comb which had been worn by her great grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of orchids, carnations, and water lillies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst necklace and an aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith the groomsman. A reception, followed by a wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grandview Grove, Armadale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe-de-chine, and a hat en suite.18
  • 2 Jan 1914, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — A reception was held in the assembly hall on Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith to meet Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler.19
  • 7 Jan 1914, At the Assembly Hall, last week a hearty reception was tendered to Mr and Mrs Roy Tyler who were returning from their honeymoon and on their way to their new home at Sale. A large company, thoroughly representative of the district, assembled on the invitation of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P, and Mrs Smith and the function proved a most successful and enjoyable one. The hall was taste fully decorated for the occasion under the direction of Mrs Smith and looked most attractive. A recherche supper was also provided by the ladies. Mr Smith presided over the gathering in his usual good style and all present spent a most pleasant time Dancing was engaged in and kept up to the wee small hours.20
  • 9 Jul 1918, The sad news came to hand recently that Sergeant Roy Tyler, son of Mr John Tyler, of Kilmany South, has been killed in action on 9th June. For some time after his enlistment Sergeant Tyler attended the Duntroon Training College to study for a commission. He passed the examination but owing to the number of officers available exceeding requirement, he did not obtain his commission. His services and knowledge, however were largely availed of in the training of recruits. Since reaching the front Sergeant Tyler has taken part in many of the big fights, in which like most of the Australian soldiers proved his true worth, and at last made the supreme sacrifice. Prior to enlistment Sergeant Tyler occupied a closer settlement block at Kilmany and his many sterling qualities won for him the respect and esteem of large circle of friends. He was a good all-round sport, and gave particular attention to cricket, being recognised as one of the best cricketers in the district. The deepest sympathy goes out to the late Sergeant Tyler's widow and child, and also to his father, who has not lately enjoyed the best of health.21
  • 9 Jun 1919, TYLER.-In loving memory of my dearly loved husband, Sergt. Roy J. Tyler, 22nd Battalion, killed in action at Morlancourt, France, June 9, 1918. (Inserted by Daisy Tyler, Tanyanah, 39 Grandview grove, Armadale.)
    ---
    TYLER.-In sad and loving memory of Sergt. Roy J. Tyler, 22nd Battalion, who was killed in action at Morlancourt, France, June 9, 1918. (Inserted by Mrs. Montgomerie and family, Tayanah, Armadale.)
    ---
    TYLER.-In affectionate and honoured memory of a brave comrade, Sergt. Roy Tyler, 22nd Battalion, killed in action near Villn-sur-Arcre, June 9, 1918. (Inserted by J. S. Kennett.)22
  • 9 Jun 1921, TYLER. - Killed in action 9th June, 1918, at Morlancourt, France, Sgt. Roy J. Tyler, 22nd Batt., the dearly loved husband of Daisy Tyler, 24 Vincent street, E. Malvern.
    ---
    TYLER. -in fond and loving memory of Sgt. Roy J. Tyler, 22nd Battalion, killed in action at Morlancourt 9th June, 1918. (Mrs. Montgomerie and family, Vincent street, East Malvern.)23

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=307120
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B22274."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M10439 in index as Eirene MONTGOMERY."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Jul 1918 p1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 171/729 of Kilmany South, farmer.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 012-1980 p14 RSL Article from Paul Easton."
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 160-2005 p8."
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  12. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  13. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1910, p8.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 2 Mar 1911, p8.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Australasian, 4 Mar 1911, p48.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times, 29 Dec 1913, p3.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Rosedale Courier, 1 Jan 1914, p3.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1914 p8.
  20. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "7 Jan 1914, p3."
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Mercury, 9 Jul 1918, p2
    Gippsland Times, 8 Jul 1918, p3.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jun 1919 p1.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jun 1921 p1.
Last Edited17 Dec 2015

Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight

F, #649, b. 1889, d. 14 Apr 1970
Note* Edwin Australia SLEIGHT married Emily Frances HAYWARD in 1860/2317. He died in 1870 (aged 33). Emily Frances SLEIGHT married Robert King MONTGOMERIE in 1872/3126. Eirene's father James Lawrence Edwin SLEIGHT was born 1861/11434 in Fitzroy - he would have used the MONTGOMERIE name after his mother's remarriage. His children were registered as SLEIGHT, but with a middlename of MONTGOMERIE.1 
Probate (Will)* Eirene Tyler. Gentlewoman. Toorak. 14 Apr 1970. 710/135.2 
Name Variation Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight was also known as Eirene Montgomerie. 
Married NameTyler. 
Birth*1889 West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B24155 [par Lawrence Edmund SLEIGHT & Agnes RAE].3 
Marriage*24 Dec 1913 Spouse: Roy John Tyler. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M10439.4
 
Widow9 Jun 1918Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight became a widow upon the death of her husband Roy John Tyler
Note1954 B73 MB33323 TYLER, Daisy Eirene beneficiary of TYLER, Roy John - Service Number - 6904.5 
Death*14 Apr 1970 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D9619 (Age 80) [par Lauren SLEIGHT & Agnes RAE]
cremated at Springvale - remains collected.6,7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Roy John Tyler. With John Tyler, Rhoda Bessie Tyler, Iris Mary Tyler.8,9,10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Dec 1913, PERSONAL. The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler, Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daughter of Mr L. E. Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall. The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girlfriends. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square-cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver haircomb which had been worn by her great-grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of or chids, carnations and water lilies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de-chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me-nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst neck lace and anl aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith groomsman. A reception, followed by wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grand view Grove, Armidale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going-away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe de-chine, and a hat en suite.—"Australasian."11
  • 1 Jan 1914, WEDDING: TYLER-MONTGOMERIE
    The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler of Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daugher of Mr L. E Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall, reports the "Australasian."
    The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girl friends. The bride, who was was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver hair-comb which had been worn by her great grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of orchids, carnations, and water lillies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst necklace and an aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith the groomsman. A reception, followed by a wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grandview Grove, Armadale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe-de-chine, and a hat en suite.12
  • 2 Jan 1914, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — A reception was held in the assembly hall on Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith to meet Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler.13
  • 7 Jan 1914, At the Assembly Hall, last week a hearty reception was tendered to Mr and Mrs Roy Tyler who were returning from their honeymoon and on their way to their new home at Sale. A large company, thoroughly representative of the district, assembled on the invitation of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P, and Mrs Smith and the function proved a most successful and enjoyable one. The hall was taste fully decorated for the occasion under the direction of Mrs Smith and looked most attractive. A recherche supper was also provided by the ladies. Mr Smith presided over the gathering in his usual good style and all present spent a most pleasant time Dancing was engaged in and kept up to the wee small hours.14
  • 9 Apr 1946, SLEIGHT (Montgomerie). — On April 6 (suddenly), Lillie Inez (Montgomerie) Sleight, dearly loved aunt of Daisy and Coline Tyler, aged 82 years.15

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 865; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 144.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M10439 in index as Eirene MONTGOMERY."
  5. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  9. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  10. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times, 29 Dec 1913, p3.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Rosedale Courier, 1 Jan 1914, p3.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1914 p8.
  14. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "7 Jan 1914, p3."
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Apr 1946, p2.
Last Edited14 Jul 2015

John Tyler

M, #651, b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Birth*1845 Maidstone, Kent, England. 
Marriage*6 Jul 1869 Spouse: Katherine Nayler. Congregational Church, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #M3331.1
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Jul 1869Tyler— Nayler — On the 6th July, at tbe Congregational Church, Warrnambool, John Tyler, Esq., to Katharine, youngest daughter of Thomas Naylor, Esq., both of Warrnambool.2 
Widower27 May 1881John Tyler became a widower upon the death of his wife Katherine Nayler.1 
Marriage*22 May 1883 Spouse: Mary Jane Eckersall. Residence of Mr and Mrs Eckersall, (Victoria street west), Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #M3001.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Jun 1883MARRIAGE. TYLER—ECKERSALL.—On the 22nd May, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. W. H. Walton, John Tyler, of South Warrnambool, to Mary Jane, second daughter of W. Eckersall, of Brunswick.5 
Land-UBeac*16 Mar 1897 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from Alfred Johnson to John Tyler Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p.6 
Land-UBeac*27 Oct 1897 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from John Tyler to Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p transfer as to one undivided half part.7 
Land-UBeac7 Dec 1899 GEM-E-10B. Transfer from Samuel Rudduck to John Tyler. Containing 48a 0r 5p.8 
Land-UBeac20 Jun 1900 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from Egbert Charles Tyler to John Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p Egbert Charles and John Tyler are again tenants in common.9 
(Witness) Burial20 Jun 1900He witnessed the burial of Amy Knudson on 20 Jun 1900 at Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia.10 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac5 Oct 1904 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett George Britton Halford to Rawson Parke Francis, Edgar William Walker, John Tyler, William Henry Grant. Trustees of the Assembly Hall.11 
Land-Note5 Oct 1904 GEM-D-1 (Assembly Hall): William Henry Goff of Beaconsfield School Teacher, Rawson Parke Francis of 309 Flinders Lane Melbourne Wholesale Druggist, Edgar William Walker Gentleman, John Tyler and William Henry Grant both Orchardists all of Upper Beaconsfield are now proprietors (acting as trustees.)12 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac2 Apr 1908 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts, John Tyler, John George Lewis. J T Shanks donated some of the land for a non-denominational church - called the Mission Hall. Four local men were registered as owners (incl Shanks.)13 
Land-Note*2 Apr 1908 GEM-E-17A (part): John Tyler, Orchardist, John Thomas Shanks, Farmer, Charles Richard Ricketts, Gentleman, and John George Lewis, Orchardist all of Beaconsfield are proprietors over this land which will be used for the mission hall/school in North Beaconsfield (acting as trustees.)14 
Land-UBeac27 Jun 1913 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from John Tyler Egbert Charles Tyler to Thomas Lombard Cotter. Containing 50a 0r 5p.15 
Land-UBeac*27 Jun 1913 GEM-E-10B. Transfer from John Tyler to Thomas Lombard Cotter. Containing 48a 0r 5p.16 
Widower4 May 1914John Tyler became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Jane Eckersall.17 
Death*25 May 1920 Sale, VIC, Australia, #D7753 age 75 [par Liberty TYLER & Sarah MORRIS].18 
Death-Notice*27 May 1920On Tuesday an old and highly respected resident of Kilmany, in the person of Mr. John Tyler, breathed his last, at the age of 75. The interment took place in the Sale Cemetery yesterday afternoon.19 
Death-Notice31 May 1920TYLER.—On the 25th May, at Kilmany South, John Tyler, aged 76 years; late of Warrnambool and Beaconsfield Upper.20 
Probate (Will)*21 Jul 1920 172/552. Of Kilmany South. Leaves organ to Iris, and piano to Rhoda. The remainder of the estate is to be divided between Iris and Rhoda in equal shares. His son Egbert is to be the executor.21 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac28 Dec 1934 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Rawson Parke Francis, William Henry Grant, John Tyler, William Henry Goff, Edgar William Walker to The Beaconsfield Assembly Hall Trust.22 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Jane Tyler.23,24
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Jane Tyler. With Roy John Tyler.25
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Jane Tyler. With Roy John Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.26,27
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Jane Tyler. With Iris Mary Tyler.28
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Roy John Tyler and Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler and Rhoda Bessie Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.29,30,31
1919Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rhoda Bessie Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.32

Family 1

Katherine Nayler b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Children 1.Egbert Charles Tyler+ b. 1875, d. 12 Mar 1943
 2.Rhoda Bessie Tyler b. 1878, d. 1953
 3.Katie Zoe Tyler b. 1881, d. 1941

Family 2

Mary Jane Eckersall b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914
Children 1.Roy John Tyler+ b. 1885, d. 9 Jun 1918
 2.Iris Mary Tyler b. 1887, d. 1944
 3.Constance Tyler b. 1888, d. 20 May 1971

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Sep 1899, POLICE NEWS. BERWICK POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13. Before Messrs. J. Wilson, W. Fuller, and A. S. Robertson, J's.P.
    Martin Olsen, a foreigner, was charged with having broken into the house of George Christie on the 2nd inst., and stolen a tent and a pruning scissors, of the value of 10/. George Christie stated that he left his house at Upper Beaconsfield on the date mentioned at 7.15 a.m., securely locking the door. When he returned, between 10 and 11 the same evening, he found one of the windows broken in, and the articles mentioned missing; the tent produced was his ; he knew it by the patchwork, ropes, and string upon it ; he had had it in his possession for seven years; the scissors were on his table when he left home ; they belonged to a man named Lewis, who lent them to another person, and they were left with him until the owner called for them : he found a peculiar button on the floor of his house, which he handed to Constable Steele.
    John George Lewis, of Upper Beaconsfield, organbuilder, identified the scissors as his property; he identified them by a peculiarity in the manufacture of the blades, and valued them at 5/ or 6/.
    Henri Ernest Martin, contractor, Beaconsfield, said that the prisoner called at his place at 10.20 a.m. on the the 2nd, and asked for work : he came to witness from the eastern end of the paddock and left again by the western : at that time prisoner was carrying nothing but a walking stick ; at 4.30 on the same day he saw the prisoner carrying a bundle which looked like calico tied up loosely or a tent ; prisoner was about 100 yards away at that time; prisoner told him that he had been working at Backhouse's place. Alfred Schlipalius stated that he saw prisoner near his father's place at about 2 o'clock on the 2nd; he was then going towards Christie's place, and was not carrying a swag; he saw no one else travelling on the road.
    Terence Kirwin, laborer, saw prisoner about noon on the 2nd inst; witness offered him a couple of day's work, but it was not accepted; asked prisoner where his swag was, and be replied that he did not have one; went with prisoner to Sykes' Hotel to have a drink, and returned to cricket ground, where prisoner asked for 1/ which was given him; witness noticed particularly the coat which prisoner was wearing and the buttons upon it; they had a peculiar fastening; the button produced by Christie was very similar to those on prisoner coat ; he never saw buttons like them before.
    Constable Steele, of Berwick, said that he had examined Christie's place, and found that the kitchen window which had six panes of glass in it had had five of the number broken; one of the crossbars was also broken; it must have been broken from the outside ; the hole made was large enough to admit a man; saw the prisoner in a paddock at Gembrook where he was working, and asked him where he was on the 2nd inst, and he replied "down the road at Beaconsfeld;" searched prisoner's camp and found the tent produced by Christie; asked where he got the tent, prisoner said he bought it from a Frenchman but he had no receipt; he then arrested prisoner ; on the way to the watchhouse, whilst crossing Stony Creek bridge, prisoner said that that was the place where he bought the tent from the Frenchman; on the 5th inst. Christie gave him a button; he compared it with those on prisoner's coat, and found that it was identical with them; there were three buttons missing from prisoner's coat.
    John Tyler also gave evidence that he saw the prisoner at Beaconsfield between 3 and 4 o'clock on the date mentioned, carrying a bundle which looked like a tent; prisoner dropped the bundle and came on and had a conversation with him about work.
    Prisoner was committed for trial.
    At the Criminal Court on Monday accused was found guilty, admitted six prior convictions, and was sentenced to three years' imprisonment with hard labour.33
  • 23 Oct 1901, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From John Tyler, Upper Beaconsfield, stating that the overflow of water from road adjacent floods his orchard, and that he is willing to allow water to be carried through his orchard by the means of 1 underground drains, which are already provided.-Permission to be granted to Mr. Tyler to cut a drain along the road outside his fence, clerk of works to interview the writer, on motion of Cre. Martin and Ure.34
  • 25 Feb 1908, BEACONSFIELD UPPER- About two years ago half an acre of land was given by Mr J T Shanks as a site for a mission hall at North Beaconsfield. On Thursday evening the deeds of the land (on which a building now stands) were signed by the trustees.35

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne), 17 Jul 1869, p150.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3001."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Aug 1890, p1
    Victoria street west is the address of William Eckersall at his death in August 1890.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Advertiser (Vic), 8 Jun 1883, p2.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2579-657 - Egbert Charles Tyler and John Tyler - see C/T 2643-578 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Park Hotel Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver and John Tyler of Louisa Street Coburg as tenants in common.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2643-578 - see C/T 2666-085 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Gembrook Engine Driver.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - John Tyler "Copenhagen" Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist, he must have paid out the mortgage to Ruddock.
    (four mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2580-876) 1) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 2) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 3) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 4) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2666-085 - Egbert Charles Tyler to Egbert Charles Tyler and John Tyler (two mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2666-085) 1) 27 Oct 1897 to Martha Isabella Grisold discharged 17 Aug 1899 ; 2) 17 Aug 1899 to John Sutcliffe and George Williams - there is no mention of this mortgage being discharged.
    - see 2773-546 John Tyler of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer and Egbert Charles Tyler of Hawke Street West Melbourne Engineer (four mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2773-546) 1) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 2) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 3) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 4) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909.
  10. [S223] Original death certificate of Amy KNUDSON, 18 Jun 1900.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - William Henry Goff of Beaconsfield School Teacher Rawson Parke Francis of 309 Flinders Lane Melbourne Wholesale Druggist Edgar William Walker Gentleman John Tyler and William Henry Grant both Orchardists all of Upper Beaconsfield proprietors.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts Gentleman, John Thomas Shanks Farmer, John Tyler Orchardist and John George Lewis Orchardist - C/T 3263-560.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 3263-560 this area is the land reserved for the North Beaconsfield School.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2773-546 - Thomas Lombard Cotter - see 3707-233.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Thomas Lombard Cotter - see 3707-233.
  17. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  18. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D7753 age 75 [par Liberty TYLER & Sarah MORRIS]."
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times, 27 May 1920, p3.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 May 1920, p1.
  21. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 172/552.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - Memo 884 Act No 3765 - The Land comprised herein is held by the trustees for the time being of The Beaconsfield Assembly Hall Trust which is registered in the Register of successory Trusts folium number 247.
  23. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  24. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  25. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  26. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  27. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  28. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  29. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  30. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  31. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  32. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  33. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 20 Sep 1899, p2.
  34. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 23 Oct 1901, p3.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Feb 1908, p9.
Last Edited4 Mar 2016

Mary Jane Eckersall

F, #652, b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914
Married NameTyler. 
Birth*Jun 1852 Auckland, Durham, England, Jun Q [Auckland] 10a 82.1 
Marriage*22 May 1883 Spouse: John Tyler. Residence of Mr and Mrs Eckersall, (Victoria street west), Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #M3001.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Jun 1883MARRIAGE. TYLER—ECKERSALL.—On the 22nd May, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. W. H. Walton, John Tyler, of South Warrnambool, to Mary Jane, second daughter of W. Eckersall, of Brunswick.4 
Death*4 May 1914 Sale, VIC, Australia, #D7391 age 62 [par William ECKERSALL & Elizabeth GOLDSBOROUGH].5 
Death-Notice*5 May 1914TYLER. — On the 4th May at Kilmany, Mary, beloved wife of John Tyler, late of Glenbrea, Upper Beaconsfield.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler.7,8
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler. With Roy John Tyler.9
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler. With Roy John Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.10,11
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler. With Iris Mary Tyler.12
1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Iris Mary Tyler.13

Family

John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Children 1.Roy John Tyler+ b. 1885, d. 9 Jun 1918
 2.Iris Mary Tyler b. 1887, d. 1944
 3.Constance Tyler b. 1888, d. 20 May 1971

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3001."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Aug 1890, p1
    Victoria street west is the address of William Eckersall at his death in August 1890.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Advertiser (Vic), 8 Jun 1883, p2.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 May 1914 p1.
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  9. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  12. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
Last Edited4 Mar 2016

Iris Mary Tyler

F, #653, b. 1887, d. 1944
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Mary Jane Eckersall b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914
Birth*1887 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B15794.1 
Death*1944 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D11753 (Age 57) -- as McFAYDEN.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler and Mary Jane Tyler and Roy John Tyler.3,4
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler and Mary Jane Tyler.5
1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Mary Jane Tyler.6
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Roy John Tyler and Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler and John Tyler Rhoda Bessie Tyler.7,8,9
1919Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler and Rhoda Bessie Tyler.10

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B15794."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  4. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  5. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  6. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  9. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited14 Jul 2015

Constance Tyler

F, #654, b. 1888, d. 20 May 1971
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Mary Jane Eckersall b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914
Probate (Will)* Constance Anderson. Widow. Kew. 20 May 1971. 723/504.1 
Married NameAnderson. 
Birth*1888 Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #B27246.2 
Marriage*1912 Spouse: William Davenport Anderson. VIC, Australia, #M4679R.3
 
Widow5 Sep 1955Constance Tyler became a widow upon the death of her husband William Davenport Anderson.4 
Death*20 May 1971 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D11602 (Age 84) -- as ANDERSON.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954The Manse, Portarlington, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Davenport Anderson.5

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 1144; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 199.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B27246."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
Last Edited15 Jul 2015

Katherine Nayler

F, #656, b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Married NameTyler. 
Birth*1850 Winchester, England.1 
Marriage*6 Jul 1869 Spouse: John Tyler. Congregational Church, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #M3331.2
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Jul 1869Tyler— Nayler — On the 6th July, at tbe Congregational Church, Warrnambool, John Tyler, Esq., to Katharine, youngest daughter of Thomas Naylor, Esq., both of Warrnambool.3 
Death*27 May 1881 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #D6240 (Age 31) [par Theo NAYLER & Rhoda HEARNE].2 
Burial* Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, Katherine TYLER, Age 31 died 27 May 1881, wife of John, sister to Anna Watson.4 

Family

John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Children 1.Egbert Charles Tyler+ b. 1875, d. 12 Mar 1943
 2.Rhoda Bessie Tyler b. 1878, d. 1953
 3.Katie Zoe Tyler b. 1881, d. 1941

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3331."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne), 17 Jul 1869, p150.
  4. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Warrnambool Cemetery,.
Last Edited14 Jul 2015

Egbert Charles Tyler

M, #657, b. 1875, d. 12 Mar 1943
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Katherine Nayler b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Birth*1875 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B20179.1 
Residence*Feb 1897 Fremantle, WA, Australia, engine driver.2 
Land-UBeac24 Feb 1897 GEM-C-72. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Egbert Charles Tyler. 29a 3r 13p (as executors of Walford's will.)3 
Land-UBeac24 Feb 1897 GEM-C-79. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 43a 0r 14p (as executors of Walford's will.)4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Mar 1897 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from Alfred Johnson to John Tyler Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p.5 
Land-UBeac*27 Oct 1897 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from John Tyler to Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p transfer as to one undivided half part.6 
Land-Note*14 Nov 1898 GEM-C-79: Mortgagee: John Beale - discharged 5 Feb 1901. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.7 
Land-Note17 Aug 1899 GEM-C-72: Mortgagee: John Sutcliffe and George Williams - discharged 9 May 1903. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.8 
Marriage*1900 Spouse: Hazel Mary Alma Wood. VIC, Australia, #M4365.9
 
Land-UBeac20 Jun 1900 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from Egbert Charles Tyler to John Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p Egbert Charles and John Tyler are again tenants in common.10 
Land-Note28 Jul 1902 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: Frederick Thomas Hickford - discharged 9 May 1903. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.11 
Land-Note9 May 1903 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: Annie Georgina Powell - discharged 22 Feb 1906. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.12 
Land-Note*24 Feb 1906 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: Arthur Norman McArthur. Discharged 27 Jun 1915. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.13 
Land-Note*9 Dec 1907 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: George Ernest Mather. Discharged 2 Apr 1909. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.14 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac27 Jun 1913 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from John Tyler Egbert Charles Tyler to Thomas Lombard Cotter. Containing 50a 0r 5p.15 
Land-Note6 Mar 1914 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: Alfred James Roberts, Edward Herbert Smith and William Phillip Roberts - discharged 22 Jul 1920. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.16 
Land-UBeac31 Mar 1924 GEM-C-72. Transfer from Egbert Charles Tyler to Thomas John Crook. Containing 29a 3r 13p.17 
Land-UBeac31 Mar 1924 GEM-C-79. Transfer from Egbert Charles Tyler to Thomas John Crook. Containing 43a 0r 14p.18 
Death*12 Mar 1943 Private Hospital, Abbotsford, NSW, Australia, #D6647 NSW [reg. Woollahra].19 
Death-Notice*13 Apr 1943TYLER.—March 12. 1943, at a private hospital, Egbert Charles, beloved husband of Hazel Tyler, of Abbotsford, and loved father of John Egbert Tyler, aged 67 years.
TYLER.—The Funeral of the late Egbert Charles Tyler, late manager of Nestles Chocolate Factory, Abbotsford, will leave our Chapel, 32 Railway Parade, Burwood, this Saturday after service commencing at 2.30 p.m., for Northern Suburbs Crematorium.
TYLER.—Masonic Lodge Austral No. 194, U.G.L. of N.S.W.-Officers and Brethren of above lodge are requested to attend the Funeral of their late esteemed Bro. E. C. Tyler. For particulars see family notice. Regalia. B. Adcock. W.M; F. J. Henry, Sec.20 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B20179."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2638-568.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver. - see C/T 2638-568.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver.
    (mortgages registered on this property: 1) 14 Nov 1898 to John Beale discharged 5 Jan 1901 ; 2) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 3) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 4) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 5) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909 ; 6) 6 Mar 1914 to Alfred James Robert, Edward Herbert Smith, and William Phillip Roberts discharged 22 Jul 1920)
    A caveat was lodged on 16 May 1916, which lapsed on 29 May 1924.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2579-657 - Egbert Charles Tyler and John Tyler - see C/T 2643-578 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Park Hotel Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver and John Tyler of Louisa Street Coburg as tenants in common.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2643-578 - see C/T 2666-085 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Gembrook Engine Driver.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - John Beale - discharged 5 Feb 1901 - Mortgage No 187939.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2638-568 - John Sutcliffe and George Williams - discharged 9 May 1903 - Mortgage No 192965.
  9. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2666-085 - Egbert Charles Tyler to Egbert Charles Tyler and John Tyler (two mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2666-085) 1) 27 Oct 1897 to Martha Isabella Grisold discharged 17 Aug 1899 ; 2) 17 Aug 1899 to John Sutcliffe and George Williams - there is no mention of this mortgage being discharged.
    - see 2773-546 John Tyler of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer and Egbert Charles Tyler of Hawke Street West Melbourne Engineer (four mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2773-546) 1) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 2) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 3) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 4) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - Frederick Thomas Hickford - discharged 9 May 1903 - Mortgage No 212529.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - Annie Georgina Powell - discharged 22 Feb 1906 - Mortgage No 219372.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - discharged 27 Jun 1915 - Mortgage No 240869.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - discharged 2 Apr 1909 - Mortgage No 256773.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2773-546 - Thomas Lombard Cotter - see 3707-233.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - Alfred James Roberts, Edward Herbert Smith and William Phillip Roberts - discharged 22 Jul 1920 - Mortgage No 331014.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2638-568 - see C/T 4848-408 - Thomas John Crook of Commercial Road South Yarra Merchant. A Caveat No 46640 was lodged 16 May 1916 - lapsed 29 May 1924.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - see C/T 4848-408 - Thomas John Crook of Commercial Road South Yarra Merchant. A Caveat No 46640 was lodged 16 May 1916 - lapsed 29 May 1924.
  19. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "#D6647 NSW [reg. Woollahra]."
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald: 13 Apr 1943 p16.
Last Edited22 Mar 2016

Rhoda Bessie Tyler

F, #658, b. 1878, d. 1953
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Katherine Nayler b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Birth*1878 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B26292.1 
Death*1953 Auburn, VIC, Australia, #D10543 age 74 -- as McNABB.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Roy John Tyler and Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler and John Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.3,4,5
1919Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler and Iris Mary Tyler.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B26292."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D10543 age 74 -- as McNABB."
  3. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  4. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  5. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  6. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited14 Jul 2015

Katie Zoe Tyler

F, #659, b. 1881, d. 1941
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Katherine Nayler b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Birth*1881 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B6261.1 
Death*1941 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D6359 age 60 -- as BRYANT.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B6261."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6359 age 60 -- as BRYANT."
Last Edited14 Jul 2015
 

NOTE

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