Samuel Spivey

M, #661, b. 1821, d. 23 Aug 1910
Birth*1821 Beverley, Yorkshire, England. [par William SPIVEY & Caroline SEEMORE]1 
Marriage*Jun 1856 Spouse: Elizabeth Leeman. Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, Jun Q [Sculcoates] 9d 211.2,3
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelSep 1856 Sailing with Elizabeth Spivey Caroline Leeman Spivey to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Omega
Age 30.4 
Illness*28 Nov 1873 SPIVEY Samuel. Hospital record. 28 Nov 1873 PITFIELD PLAINS; Birth Place: YORKSHIRE; Age: 48; Status Married; Occupation: LABOURER. How long in colony 17; Religion: C of E
Source: Ballarat Hospital Admissions Register 1856-1913. Comment: Name of Recommender or remarks: MICHL MAGEE.5 
Widower22 Dec 1908Samuel Spivey became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Leeman.6
Death*23 Aug 1910 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D7840 age 89 [par unknown].1 
Death-Notice*25 Aug 1910SPIVEY.—On the 23rd August, at his residence Upper Beaconsfield, Samuel Spivey, aged 89 years.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851William & Caroline SPIVEY, Beckside, Beverley, Yorkshire, EnglandAge 24 - bricklayer8
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation. With Elizabeth Spivey. With William Thomas Spivey Elizabeth Ellen Smith Spivey.9,10,11
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Elizabeth Ellen Smith Spivey William Thomas Spivey.12

Grave

  • Plot 4-140-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia13

Family

Elizabeth Leeman b. 24 Nov 1825, d. 22 Dec 1908
Children 1.Caroline Leeman Spivey+ b. Dec 1852, d. 17 Jun 1927
 2.Robert Samuel Spivey b. 1860, d. 6 Jul 1895
 3.Jane Elizabeth Spivey+ b. 1862, d. 1934
 4.William Thomas Spivey b. 1864, d. May 1915
 5.Mary Henrietta Spivey+ b. 1867, d. Feb 1960

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Mar 1876, POLICE. LINTON.—Thursday, 23rd March, before Mr B. Smith, P.M., and Mr T. Hopper, J.P.—Samuel Spivey and Elizabeth Spivey were charged with stealing a quantity of clothing and sundries from the premises of Mr Rowe, of Glenfine, on or about the 10th of March last. It appeared from the evidence that the prisoners were in the employ of Mr Rowe for some time as a married couple, and Mrs Rowe’s suspicions were aroused by seeing certain articles of clothing on the prisoner’s grandchildren at Pitfield, which she missed from her premises, and laid an information and obtained a search warrant, which was executed by Constables Lyons and Mumford on the 17th instant, when the property referred to was found in prisoners’ house at Pitfield. Mr Humpage, who appeared for the prisoners, contended that there was no evidence of stealing against the accused; the most that could be said was that they had the property in their possession. The bench discharged the male and sentenced the female prisoner to two months’ hard labor in Ballarat Gaol.14
  • 13 Sep 1905, At the Berwick Court of Old Age Pensions, on Saturday, before Mr. Kelley, pensions of 7s. each were granted to Samuel and Elizabeth Spivey, old colonists residing at Upper Beaconsfield.15
  • 29 Aug 1910, Mr Samuel Spivey, of North Beaconsfield died on Tuesday last, at the age of 89. He came from Beverley, Yorkshire and was a colonist of 56 years.16

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D7840 age 89 [par unknown]."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D12528 age 87 [par Robert LEEMING & Ellen Unknown]."
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Jun Q [Sculcoates] 9d 211."
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 12 206 - indexed as SPYNCE.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "Information on death certificate states that she was 87 years, 3 weeks and 5 days old."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Aug 1910 p1.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2359; Folio: 529; Page: 11; GSU roll: 87627-87630."
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  11. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  12. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  13. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-140-A     Spivey     S.     M     89     25/08/1910     473
    4-140-A     Spivey     Thomas     M          13/05/1915     545
    4-140-B     Spivey     ElizabethF     87     23/12/1908     445.
  14. [S235] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star "The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Mon 27 Mar 1876, p4."
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 13 Sep 1905, p2.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1910 p8.
Last Edited20 Dec 2017

Elizabeth Leeman

F, #662, b. 24 Nov 1825, d. 22 Dec 1908
Married NameSpivey. 
Birth*24 Nov 1825 Beverley, Yorkshire, England, Baptism 2 Dec 1825 at St John and St Martin, Beverley, Yorkshire [par Robert Leman & Ellen].1,2 
Marriage*Jun 1856 Spouse: Samuel Spivey. Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, Jun Q [Sculcoates] 9d 211.3,4
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelSep 1856 Sailing with Samuel Spivey Caroline Leeman Spivey to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Omega
Age 30.5 
Death*22 Dec 1908 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D12528 (Age 87) [par Robert LEEMING & Ellen Unknown] - she died of abdominal cancer and heart failure, and was attended to by Percy V Longmore, who last saw her two days before her death. She had suffered from her illness for 2 years. It also states that she was an old age pensioner receiving 9 shillings a week.2

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Charlotte LEE, coal merchant, Fleming Gate, Beverley, Yorkshire, EnglandAge 25 - General Servant6
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Spivey. With William Thomas Spivey Elizabeth Ellen Smith Spivey.7,8,9

Grave

  • Plot 4-140-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia10

Family 1

Child 1.Ellen Leeman b. Mar 1849

Family 2

Samuel Spivey b. 1821, d. 23 Aug 1910
Children 1.Caroline Leeman Spivey+ b. Dec 1852, d. 17 Jun 1927
 2.Robert Samuel Spivey b. 1860, d. 6 Jul 1895
 3.Jane Elizabeth Spivey+ b. 1862, d. 1934
 4.William Thomas Spivey b. 1864, d. May 1915
 5.Mary Henrietta Spivey+ b. 1867, d. Feb 1960

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Mar 1876, POLICE. LINTON.—Thursday, 23rd March, before Mr B. Smith, P.M., and Mr T. Hopper, J.P.—Samuel Spivey and Elizabeth Spivey were charged with stealing a quantity of clothing and sundries from the premises of Mr Rowe, of Glenfine, on or about the 10th of March last. It appeared from the evidence that the prisoners were in the employ of Mr Rowe for some time as a married couple, and Mrs Rowe’s suspicions were aroused by seeing certain articles of clothing on the prisoner’s grandchildren at Pitfield, which she missed from her premises, and laid an information and obtained a search warrant, which was executed by Constables Lyons and Mumford on the 17th instant, when the property referred to was found in prisoners’ house at Pitfield. Mr Humpage, who appeared for the prisoners, contended that there was no evidence of stealing against the accused; the most that could be said was that they had the property in their possession. The bench discharged the male and sentenced the female prisoner to two months’ hard labor in Ballarat Gaol.11
  • 7 Jun 1876, Prisoners reported as discharged from the penal establishments during the week ending 5th June 1876: Ballarat - Spivey Elizabeth - tried Lintons on 22nd March 1876 for larceny, sentence 2 months. native of Yorkshire, married, born 1829, height 5' 4.5", sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. Arrived Australia on Omega 1856. Not known previously.12
  • 2 Apr 1898, Long Lost Relatives. SPIVEY (Mrs. Samuel), nee Bessie Leeman, went to Australia with her daughter Caroline thirty-four years ago. Daughter Ellen enquires.13
  • 12 Nov 1898, Wanted at home. Missing Friends. Lloyd's Inquiry List.
    SPIVY.—Bessie Leeman married Samuel Spivy, and went to Australia 34 years ago. Her daughter, Ellen, seeks tidings of her or her brother, CHARLES LEEMAN, formerly of Hull, who was in Leeds in 1874.14
  • 24 Nov 1898, SPIVY.—Bessie Leeman, who married Samuel Spivy, and went to Australia 31 years ago, is sought for by Ellen. She will be glad to find Charles Leeman, of Hull, also, if this meets his eye.15
  • 13 Sep 1905, At the Berwick Court of Old Age Pensions, on Saturday, before Mr. Kelley, pensions of 7s. each were granted to Samuel and Elizabeth Spivey, old colonists residing at Upper Beaconsfield.16
  • 26 Dec 1909, Missing Friends. SPIVEY (Elizabeth), nee Leeman, was living in Victoria in 1902.17
  • 1 Jan 1910, MISSING FRIENDS. PEOPLE INQUIRED FOR. The following were inquired for in "Lloyd's Weekly News" (London) of November 21. Persons answering inquiries must give full address, and the date of the inquiries to which they refer, in writing to 'Lloyd's" and are requested to mention having seen the inquiry reprinted in the ''Evening News." Spivey (Elizabeth), nee Leeman, was living in Victoria in 1902. Daughter Ellen asks.18

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "Information on death certificate states that she was 87 years, 3 weeks and 5 days old."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D12528 age 87 [par Robert LEEMING & Ellen Unknown]."
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Jun Q [Sculcoates] 9d 211."
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 12 206 - indexed as SPYNCE.
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1851 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 2359; Folio: 503; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87627-87630."
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  9. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  10. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-140-A     Spivey     S.     M     89     25/08/1910     473
    4-140-A     Spivey     Thomas     M          13/05/1915     545
    4-140-B     Spivey     ElizabethF     87     23/12/1908     445.
  11. [S235] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star "The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Mon 27 Mar 1876, p4."
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 7 June 1876, p154.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Adelaide Observer, 2 Apr 1898.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 12 Nov 1898, p28.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1923), Mon 14 Nov 1898, p8.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 13 Sep 1905, p2.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954), Sun 26 Dec 1909, p8.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), Sat 1 Jan 1910, p7.
Last Edited23 Dec 2017

William Thomas Spivey

M, #663, b. 1864, d. May 1915
William Thomas SPIVEY
(1864-1915)
Father*Samuel Spivey b. 1821, d. 23 Aug 1910
Mother*Elizabeth Leeman b. 24 Nov 1825, d. 22 Dec 1908
Birth*1864 Pitfield, VIC, Australia, #B17328 (as Thomas William.)1 
Marriage*Dec 1886 Spouse: Annie Gertrude Miller. Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M7104.2
 
Criminal7 Apr 1887 Discharged week ending 2 July 1889 - Pentridge. Spivey, William 21769, Melbourne G.S. 1 Mar 1887 for robbery in company, and one previous conviction, 3 years, native of ballarat, labourer, born 1864, height 6' 0" fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes. Lost two joints of index finger of right hand.3,4 
Divorce*1894 Divorce File 97/1894.5 
Marriage*1898 Spouse: Elizabeth Ellen Smith Shanks. VIC, Australia, #M1373.6
 
Death*May 1915 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D4021 (Age 50.)7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Samuel Spivey and Elizabeth Spivey and Elizabeth Ellen Smith Spivey.8,9,10
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Samuel Spivey and Elizabeth Ellen Smith Spivey.11
bt 1912 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Elizabeth Ellen Smith Spivey.12,13,14

Grave

  • Plot 4-140-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia15

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Feb 1887, CASE OF GAROTTING AT ESSENDON.
    At the Essendon Court on Wednesday, four young men, named respectively Robert Spivey, William Spivey, Gus Berry, and John Wilson, were presented on a charge of assaulting and robbing a man named John Brown, a recent arrival from Tasmania. The particulars shortly given are to the effect that on Saturday last Brown proceeded to Essendon to see some friends, and late in the afternoon, accompanied by a Mr Letchford, was making his way in the direction of the Essendon brick kilns. When they reached the railway gates at Essendon they were met by the four prisoners, and Robert Spivey accosted Brown, and asked him for 3d "to get a drink," which Brown handed to him, but Spivey said "That's not enough, give us another sixpence." Upon Brown's putting his hand in his waistcoat pocket, one of them said, "That's where it is," and one of the prisoners seized Mr Brown by the throat, threw him down, and tore out his pocket, containing about £2 10s. and his watch. The prisoners then severely illused Brown while on the ground. Letchford endeavoured to dissuade the villains from robbing his friend, where upon he was knocked down and subjected to rough treatment.
    Information was afterwards given to the police, and on Tuesday Trooper Ashton and Constable Gorin went in search of the prisoners, and they came upon Robert Spivey and Wilson in a hut at Keilor with two women. Both were promptly arrested. When handcuffed they said, " You took us easily, but the others will make it warm for you." Just at this time Trooper Ashton noticed the other two men approaching, one carrying a gun, which afterwards proved to be loaded. Robert Spivey called out, "Look, they have the bracelets on me," and held up his hands. When the two came near enough Ashton turned suddenly upon Berry, and snatched the gun out of his hand. Both were arrested, and, in company with the first two taken, lodged in the local lockup. The Bench remanded the prisoners till Monday next.16
  • 26 Feb 1887, A Garotting Case near Melbourne
    At the instance of John Brown, a brick maker, residing at Essendon, who whilst returning home on Sunday morning at 1 a.m. was assaulted in a brutal manner and robbed of a watch and some money, warrants were (the Age says) issued on Monday for the arrest of two brothers named Robert Spivey and William Spivey, and two others known as Johnson and Gus. The execution of the warrants was entrusted to Mounted Constable Ashton and Constable Gorin, who succeeded on Tuesday in arresting the offenders. They proceeded to Springfield, near Keilor, where they found Robert Spivey and Johnson in a hut on the roadside with two women of disreputable character. After searching the place for the other prisoners, the men known as Gus and William Spivey came upon the scene, the former armed with a gun which was loaded and capped. Robert Spivey, who was then under arrest, exclaimed, " You arrested us easily, but you will haye a — hot job to take the other two." Just at that moment Ashton rushed at the man who had the fowling-piece, and after a struggle succeeded in taking the weapon from him. No difficulty was then experienced in securely handcuffing the other prisoner, and all were then safely brought to Essendon, but owing to the inadequate holding capacity of look-up accommoda tion, the whole four male prisoners were huddled up together in a room about 9 ft. by 9 ft., where nothing could prevent their planning the mode of procedure when appearing in court. Senior-Constable Jones was obliged to place the two women in the lock-up adjacent to the Town-hall.17
  • 5 Mar 1887, The Melbourne General Sessions for this month were continued in the Central Criminal Court yesterday before his Honour Judge Molesworth, Mr. R. Walsh prosecuting for the Crown.
    Robert and William Spivey and Gustavus Berry, three young men, were arraigned on the charge of robbing John Brown, a brickmaker, of a silver watch and £2 10s. in money. Mr Fisher defended the prisoners Spivey, and Mr M'Dermott defended Berry. Brown had been at several hotels in Essendon on the night of February 12, and then went towards his home in company with a man named Letchford. They sat down by a tree guard, and were there attacked by four men, three of whom were the prisoners. Brown was garotted and robbed of the property mentioned, and Letchford was assaulted, but not robbed. The defence was that the prisoners, and also Brown and Letchford, had all been drinking together on the night in question, and that a row occurred between them, that the prisoners did not rob Brown of either money or watch, and that if he was robbed, it must have been by some other person or persons while he was drunk. The jury found all the prisoners guilty, and they were sentenced to three years' hard labour each. The court then adjourned until this morning.18
  • 12 Mar 1887, THE ESSENDON POLICE.
    On Friday last at the Criminal Court Melbourne, the prisoners William Grant, Robert Spivey, Gus Berry and William Spivey, charged with housebreaking and assault and robbery, respectively at Essendon were arranged before His Honor Judge Hickman Molesworth. The prisoners were defended by the Hon. T. M'Dermott and Mr. Fisher, and Mr. R. Walsh was Crown Prosecutor. Grant it will be remembered broke into the shop of Mr. Jones tobacconist at Moonee Ponds and was caught almost red handed by Constable Gorin, the other three prisoners garrotted and robbed a man named Brown on the Essendon road and were arrested by Constables Ashton and Gorin, at Spring Creek near Keilor. The police were in plain clothes at this time of the arrest and Berry and R. Spivey who each had a loaded gun stated that had they known they were police they would have shot them on the spot. All four prisoners were found guilty, Grant being sentenced to 18 months im prisonment the Spiveys and Berry receiv ing three years hard labor each. The severity of these sentences should serve as deterrent to evil-doers in the Essendon district. Senior-Constable Jones and the police stationted under him are to be congratulated upon their efforts to suppress crime in the locality.19
  • 17 Jul 1894, A MURDEROUS ATTACK. A CONSTABLE ASSAULTED. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Melbourne, 16th July. A man named William Spivey, who has served sentences for assault and robbery, created a sensation in Essendon this morning. He was proceeding to demolish his father's cart with an axe, when Senior-Constable Gorman and Constable Morris appeared on the scene. Spivey entered his father's house, and not suspecting any violence, Gorman went to the house unarmed. As he entered, Spivey felled him with an axe handle. A desperate struggle ensued, in which Spivey used the axe handle with terrible effect. He was eventually overpowered and lodged in the lockup. Senior constable Gorman had his head terribly battered, and also sustained a large scalp wound. Constable Morris was also severely bruised. Three charges have been entered against him.20
  • 25 Jul 1894, VIOLENT ASSAULT ON A CONSTABLE.
    At the Essendon court on Monday, William Spivey, a powerfully built young man, was fined 10s., with 20s. damages, for wilfully damaging a cart, the property of his father, and £3 with 20s. costs for a common assault on Senior Constable Gorman. The prisoner was further charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Gorman with an axe handle. Senior Constable Gorman said that on the 16th inst. he went with Constable Morris to the house occupied by the prisoner's father to arrest the son on the charge of wilful damage. Prisoner resisted arrest and attacked him with an axe handle, severely wounding him on the side of the head. He warded off a second blow, and with the assistance of Constable Morris succeeded in handcuffing the prisoner, who fought fiercely, and expressed regret at not having killed him (witness). Constable Morris gave corroborative evidence, and Dr. P. J. Fitzgerald deposed as to the nature of the wound, which he said was a serious one, and in a dangerous spot. It might have proved fatal.
    Prisoner was committed for trial.21
  • 19 Nov 1894, SPIVEY V. SPIYEY. In this case Mrs. Annie Gertrude Spivey petitioned for divorce from her husband, William Spivey, on the grounds of desertion and of his having been a prisoner in gaol.
    Mr. Sievewright, who appeared for the petitioner, said that the parties were married in December, 1886, and lived together after the marriage for about five weeks at Essendon. Respondent committed a crime, and was sent to prison for three years. Since January, 1890, respondent had continuously deserted his wife.
    The petitioner, a lady of color, said she was married by the Rev. Mr. Kinsman at North Fitzroy. She was a domestic servant, and her husband was a stonemason. He was a violent husband, and on one occasion he tried to put her down a well.
    After some corroborative evidence had been given, his Honor granted the order nisi.22,23
  • 20 Nov 1894, SPIVEY V. SPIVEY. In this case, Annie Gertrude Spivey petitioned for a divorce from her husband, Wm. Thomas Spivey, on the grounds of desertion. The marriage took place at Fitzroy in December, 1886, the petitioner then being a domestic servant and her husband a stonebreaker. There were no children. After the marriage they lived together for five weeks at Essendon. The respondent was then sentenced to three years' imprisonment for assault and robbery. He was released in July, 1889, and in September of that year he ceased cohabitation with her. Since then he has refused to support her. A decree nisi was granted. Mr. Sievwright appeared for the petitioner.24

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B17328."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Prisoner Records: Robert Spivey 21768; William Spivey 21769;.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 10 Jul 1889, p243.
  5. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  6. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  7. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  8. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  9. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  10. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  11. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  12. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  13. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-140-A     Spivey     S.     M     89     25/08/1910     473
    4-140-A     Spivey     Thomas     M          13/05/1915     545
    4-140-B     Spivey     ElizabethF     87     23/12/1908     445.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Feb 1887, p6.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Singleton Argus, 26 Feb 1887, p1.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1887, p11.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Advertiser, 12 Mar 1887, p2.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser, 17 Jul 1894, p2.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 25 Jul 1894, p3.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 24 Nov 1894, p36.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Mon 19 Nov 1894, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241107797
  24. [S14] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 20 Nov 1894, p7.
Last Edited24 Jan 2018

Frederick Theodore Trinkaus

M, #664, b. 7 Apr 1862, d. 21 Jun 1932
Birth*7 Apr 1862 Schraplau by Eisleben, Saxony, Germany.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel5 Sep 1884 To Australia.2
 
Naturalisation*13 Mar 1897Frederick Theodore Trinkaus was naturalized on 13 Mar 1897 at TAS, Australia; No 688 BK Page 211 - Tasmania.2,3 
Civil Case*1898 1898/261 Theodor Trinkaus v Maxey Clifton.4 
Marriage*1898 Spouse: Mary Louise Maude Bentley. VIC, Australia, #M1646.5
 
Civil Case*1900 1900/560 Frederick Theodor Trinkaus Mary Louisa Maude Trinkhaus v Johannes Cornelius De Goey ; 1900/561 Frederick Theodor Trinkaus v Johannes Cornelius De Goey.6 
Land-UBeac*4 Jul 1900 GEM-D-58. Transfer from Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus to Frederick Theodore Trinkaus. 38a 3r 23p - now joint proprietors.7 
Land-Note*2 Oct 1900 GEM-D-58: Mortgagee: Robert McKay. Mortgage No 199921 - discharged 18 Jul 1906. Mortgagor was Frederick Theodore Trinkaus Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus.8 
Land-Note*21 May 1902 GEM-D-58: Lease No 8607 expired 29 Apr 1920.9 
Land-UBeac*14 Apr 1920 GEM-D-58 (part). Transfer from Frederick Theodore Trinkaus Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus to Country Roads Board. 2a 0r 37p.10 
Death*21 Jun 1932 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D4404 (age 70) [son of TRINKAUS & Mary].11 
Death-Notice*22 Jun 1932TRINKAUS-On the 21st June at his residence Beaconsfield Upper, Frederick Theodor beloved husband of Mary Louise Trinkaus aged 70 years.
TRINKAUS.-Friends of the late Mr. FREDERICK THEODOR TRINKAUS are informed that his remains will be interred in Berwick Cemetery. The funeral will leave his residence, Beaconsfield Upper, THIS DAY (Wednesday June 22) at 3.30 pm.12 
Probate (Will)* No probate found in Victoria. 
Land-Note*8 May 1934 GEM-D-58 (part): Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus of Upper Beaconsfield Widow the survivor of the proprietors named herein is by direction of The Commissioner of Titles now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: fruitgrower. With Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus.14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31

Grave

  • Plot 4-042-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia32

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Feb 1898, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26. CLEARING SALE.
    JOSEPH CLARK and Co in conjunction with L C Bellin and Duncan have received instructions from Mr Tho Trinkaus, to SELL by AUCTION on the ground, on the above date, at two o clock, 40 acres of land at Upper Beaconsfield on which is erected a comfortable house and the necessary outbuildings.
    The land is all fenced and subdivided and five acres laid down in fruit trees, in full bearing, and is well situated on the heights of Beaconsfield, about five miles from the railway station, and is either suitable for a property to produce a living by fruit growing or for a gentleman's residence, commanding as it does some of the finest views in the colony.
    Also immediately afterwards, will be sold, without reserve, stock, implements and furniture.
    Full particulars from Joseph Clark and Co., Dandenong or L C Bellin and Duncan, Melbourne.33
  • 9 Jun 1900, POLICE INTELLIGENCE. THREATENING LANGUAGE.
    Frederick Trinkaus, a farmer of Upper Beaconsfield was charged in the City Police Court yesterday, before Mr Panton, P. M., Captains Garside and Russell, Messrs R Power and S. Lancashire, J.P.'s, with using threatening words to John C. De Goey, importer of Market-street, on Thursday afternoon. Complainant stated that about 1 o'clock defendant entered his shop, and after calling him a Boer and a —— Dutchman, threatened to shoot him. Mrs Trinkaus was in a back room at the time. Defendant then went away, but soon returned, and as he again made use of threats he was given in charge. He did not take away defendant's wife from Upper Beaconsfield during his absence in Tasmania. Mrs. Trinkaus was in his house when her husband came, but she was not living there then, and was not there now. In reply to Mr Kane, who appeared for defendant, witness said he took Mrs Trinkaus away in order that she might have the protection of the Sisters of Mercy (Laughter). Mrs Trinkaus was in his shop on Thursday, and heard defendant say he would shoot her unless she returned to Tasmania with him. Defendant was fined 40/ , with 25/ costs, and a stay for seven days, in order to have the decision reviewed, was refused. The fine was paid, and soon afterwards he was arrested on a charge of threatening the life of De Goey, and will be brought before the same Court to-day.34
  • 11 Jun 1900, POLICE INTELLIGENCE. A QUESTION OF BAIL. DR M'lNERNEY INDIGNANT.
    Theodore Trinkaus, the farmer and miner who was fined £2, with, £1/5/ costs, in the City Police Court, on Friday, by Mr. Panton, P. M. for using threatening words to Josephus Cornelius de Goey, importer, of Market-street, on Thursday afternoon, was brought before Messrs S. Lancashire, B. Cherry, and B. Buzolich, J. P.'s, in the same court, on Saturday, charged with threatening the life of J. C. de Goey.
    Mr. Field Barrett represented de Goey, and Dr M'Inerney and Mr. Kane appeared for the defendant. As soon as the case was called, Dr M'lnerney raised the objection that the proceedings were bad, as the defendant had been punished on Friday for threatening to shoot complainant. He pointed out that the warrant showed no new ground of complaint, and that it was contrary to the fundamental principles of law that a man should be punished twice for the same offence. Mr Barren replied that the clerk of the court dictated the warrant, that on Friday defendant was punished for using threatening words in a public place, or within the hearing of persons passing by the shop in Market- street, and that on that day (Saturday) he was brought before the Court to be bound over to keep the peace.
    The Chairman.-We will adjourn the case, so that Mr Panton can deal with it.
    Dr M'lnerney protested against an adjournment, and urged that as the warrant was bad the case should be dismissed. Defendant, who was a very clever metallurgist, had assured him that he would leave Melbourne at the earliest moment. De Goey, on oath declared that he was in fear of his life; that he did not believe defendant would leave the country, and that a doctor had seen Trinkaus, and said he would not like to take any responsibility, as he was sometimes a raving lunatic, and might shoot six men.
    Dr M'lnerney said De Goey, by such unfounded statements, only showed the malicious spirit that animated him.
    The Chairman (interrupting).-The case will he remanded till Tuesday, so that Mr Panton can deal with it. Bail would be fixed, accused in £50, and one surety in a like amount.
    Dr M'lnerney protested against the unfairest of keeping defendant in gaol to suit Mr Panton's convenience. Bail could not possibly be obtained. Defendant should be released on his own bail.
    Mr Lancashire.-We remand him until Monday, then.
    Dr M'Inerney.-That is not much better, for you are still putting him in gaol for two days.
    Mr Lancashire.- That is not much. We shall not alter our decision.
    Dr M'Inerney.-All I can say is that this is a most extraordinary proceeding, and I hope something will be done to prevent a similar thing occurring again. No bail whatever, certainly not of that amount, has been asked for by the other side, and the man is simply to be sent to gaol because he cannot get any, and because the Bench intend to suit the convenience of someone else. As you will not alter your decision, I cannot compel you; but I can enter my earnest protest against it. There is nothing like being obstinate, und that is the only way I can characterise what has been done.
    The defendant was then remanded till this morning, and on the bail stated.35
  • 12 Jun 1900, POLICE INTELLIGENCE. AN EXITABLE WITNESS
    The case of Theodore Trinkaus, charged with threatening the life of J.C. De Goey, was again before the City Court yesterday, Mr Field Barrett appeared for the prosecution, and Dr M'Inerney for the defence.
    The complainant gave evidence that, on Thursday last, defendant came to his place of business and accused him of harbouring Mrs. Trinkaus. Witness told him that, though he might murder people in Tasmania, he would not be allowed to do so in Melbourne. Witness also told him that he had made up his mind to protect his defendant's wife.
    "Mr Panton P.M.- Have you been afraid of defendant? -Yes, sir; and I am still afraid of him.
    Has he shot anybody?-Yes (with great excitement), he has murdered one already.
    Have you any cause to go near defendant's home?-No; not now. He asked me to sell his farm.
    Then you will not go there?-Not while defendant is there.
    To Dr M'Inerney. - Mrs Trinkaus was on my premises when defendant called, but she was not preparing the dinner.
    Beating the witness-box and shouting loudly, witness said his dinner was supplied from the Federal Coffee Palace on the day the threats were made.
    Continuing, witness said he had brought Mrs Trinkaus from Beaconsfield to his place because he wanted to protect her from her husband, who was going to shoot her. Witness was well acquainted with the superioress of the South Melbourne Convent, and --
    Dr M'Inerney.-Oh; never mind that.
    Witness.-Ha! Ha! You do not like to hear that; you crucified me once before.
    When did you bring Mrs Trinkaus to your house?-Two or three days after her husband went to Tasmania.
    You say defendant has murdered one person already?-Yes. (striking the box), and I will prove it.
    Where is the proof?-Oh; that's for the detectives to find out; not John De Goey.
    Cross-examined with regard to an advertisement which appeared in "The Argus" some time ago over his signature, witness at first denied having authorised its insertion, but subsequently admitted that he had, but added that he was beside himself at the time owing to his best friend getting hold of his wife, and the death of his father.
    Dr M'Inerney.-You gave a receipt for £1,500 and signed the transfer of your wife to another?- I did; but the money went to the hospital.
    Mr Panton, P.M. (to witness).-You are such an excitable specimen of humanity that you do not want the protection of this court. The case is dismissed, and you go about your business.
    The summary dismissal of the charge against him so affected the defendant that he left the court crying loudly.36
  • 17 Aug 1900, DE GOEY AGAIN. HE WANTS DAMAGES. FROM FARMER WHEELER. SAYS HE WAS ASSAILED. AND BADLY USED. DEFENDANT'S COUNTER-CLAIM.
    A curious claim end counterclaim, arising out of an occurrence at Beaconsfield on the 7th July last, came before Judge Hamilton and a special jury of four in the County Court to-day. Johannes Cornelius de Goey, barbed wire merchant, of Melbourne, claimed from Caleb Wheeler, farmer, of Upper Beaconsfield, the sum of L249 damages, for that on the date mentioned defendant "did unlawfully and violently assault plaintiff, whereby he was put to medical an other expense, and suffered grievous pain and injury.'' Of the L249 claimed L10 was mentioned as special, damages for medical expenses incurred.
    Defendant, while paying into court the sum of L1, together with 4s 3d costs, denied liability, and counterclaimed the sum of L99 for damages resulting from an assault alleged to have been committed on him by de Goey at Beaconsfield on the 7th July.
    Mr Engleson (instructed by Mr Palmer) appeared for De Goey; Dr. M'Inerney was for the defendant, Wheeler.
    Plaintiff's case was opened by Mr Engleson, after the precaution had been taken of ordering the witnesses out of court. Counsel narrated the circumstances of the alleged assault, when plaintiff visited a property at Beaconsfield in which he was interested, and whither he had previously sent a Chinese to take charge. On the way he met the Chinese, who told him something about Wheeler. De Goey and the Chinese went on to the property, and did some work to the house which was there. Wheeler then turned up, and catching hold of De Goey, proceeded to punch him severely. Several of the plaintiff front teeth were knocked out, and, fearing that there would be murder, the Chinese hit Wheeler with a bamboo cane or stick, causing him to relax his hold. De Goey then in attempting to get away, was shockingly kicked by defendant, and suffered frightful agony that night and for same time afterwards. Counsel added that defendant would probably now attempt to justify his conduct by blackening the plaintiff's character, and he would very likely attempt to bring in the name of Mrs Trinkaus. The defence and counterclaim counsel characterised as "bluff."
    Dr. M'Inerney raid the defence was— (1) No assault; (2) If assault, it was in self-defence; (3) that the plaintiff was a trespasser on the ground of Mr and Mrs Trinkaus, and defendant was engaged in assisting them, by their authority, to eject plaintiff, and used no more violence than was necessary for that purpose.
    Dr. Charles Bage, of South Yarra, said he was called to attend plaintiff on the 9th July. He was bruised in certain parts, and was limping and in pain. Two of his front teeth were broken. Witness attended him for a week or eight days, and again examined him on the 14th inst., when he found the patient was still suffering from the injuries to the inside of his thigh. These could have been caused by a kick from a man. It would be hard to say how long the tenderness would last. The medical fees alone would be L8 8s.
    To Dr. M'Inerney: I have known De Goey for seventeen years. He is a nervous and excitable man. I have not observed any delusious in the man, but I have observed his rapidity of thought. (Laughter.)
    Dr. M'Inerney: And variability of imagination.
    Dr. Bage: It is rather difficult, when called to give evidence, to give an essay on the man's character. (Laughter.)
    Judge Hamilton: You are not asked to do so, doctor.
    Witness: I am glad to hear it, your Honor.
    Dr. M'Inerney: Does not a quick imagination in a man magnify his injuries?
    Witness: No; one man would feel tender and still walk about and forget about it. Another, man would—Magnify the tenderness?— No: I would say he would appreciate it more fully (Laughter.)
    Counsel cross-examined witness in detail as to the injuries he had found on the plaintiff, and extracted the witness's opinion that the injuries had been caused by a blow.
    Counsel proposed to read some letters, but Mr Eagleson objected.
    Judge Hamilton: If they refer to any scandalous matter, I won't let them in.
    Dr. M'Inerney: Very well, sir.
    PLAINTIFF IN THE BOX.
    Plaintiff stated that on the 7th July he went to Upper Bcaconsfield to look at some property in which he was interested. He got out at Narre Warren, and drove with a Mr Witt and a boy to the property. On the way Witt got out at the Cyclists' Hotel, and witness and the boy went on. They met a Chinese whom witness had previously sent up, and he told witness something. All three then drove on to the house, and witness and the Chinese got out, leaving the boy Congel in charge of the horse. Witness had a buggy lamp in one hand and a hammer in the other. He and the Chinese went into the house, and witness nailed up the windows and closed the other doors. Then he went to the back door, and was met by Wheeler, who said, "Have you got your revolver on you?"
    Witness said, "No." Wheeler immediately gripped him around the neck with one arm; and struck him repeatedly on the mouth. Witness was half-choked and could not strike back, but he screamed.
    The Chinese must have hit Wheeler, who let go. Witness said, "Let me go quietly; I cannot fight two men." Then he tried to make for the fence, accompanied by the Chinese. There were thorns growing
    around the fence, and just as witness was crawling through, Wheeler gave him a most unmerciful kick which caused him to scream in agony. Finally witness got through the fence, and was followed by Wheeler, who threatened to kick him again. At length, plaintiff said, he scrambled into the trap and drove away with the Chinese and the lad to the hotel, where he stayed on the Saturday and Sunday night. He suffered great pain from the effects of the kick and from the breaking of his teeth.
    Mr Eagleson: Did you give Wheeler the slightest provocation for this assault?
    Witness: No.
    Is this a transfer from Mrs Mary Louisa Trinkaus to you of the property you mention?— Yes.
    Counsel read the transfer of the property to plaintiff, dated 8th of June of this year.
    Judge Hamilton: Is this the property where you say the assault occurred?
    Witness: Yes.
    DE GOEY CROSS-EXAMINED.
    Dr. M'Incrney: This transfer was signed by Mrs. Trinkaus?— Yes.
    In consideration of the sum of L100?—
    Yes.
    Was that paid?— No, only L50 in cash, because I learned from her that there was a mortgage of L100 by Trinkaus.
    Where was Mr Trinkaus at this time?
    —In Tasmania.
    Was Mrs Trinkaus stopping at your business place?— (Emphatically) No, doctor.
    Was she sleeping any night at all in your place?— No, doctor; oh, no.
    Well, where did she stop?— At the Federal Coffee Palace.
    Judge Hamilton: -What on earth has this got to do with the question of the assault?
    Dr. M'Inerney: It is intended to show that the transfer did not come off on the 8th, as stated, and plaintiff had no title to the property.
    Judge Hamilton: Well, but this questioning will not show that. These transfers don't come off when people are in bed. (Loud laughter.)
    Witness was next questioned as to an I.O.U. he had given to Mrs Trinkaus for L100, which he had afterwards put in his safe. "Yes," said the plaintiff, wearily, "but you know you got the key of my safe, Dr. M'Inerney"," and there was much laughter.
    Dr. M'Inerney: But you've got the key now and the I.O.U. for L100.
    Plaintiff: Yes. but I'm L50 to the bad and haven't got the farm. (Laughter.)
    Did Mr Trinkaus go to your shop?— Yes.
    And find his wife there with you?
    Judge Hamilton: Now, really you must keep to the point. Dr. M'Inerney, or I must tell the witness to go away.
    Dr. M'Inerney submitted that he had a reason for asking the question to test the witness's credit.
    Plaintiff, looking appealingly at counsel: Doctor, I am feeling very bad. I am so sore.
    Dr. M'Inerney: Well, you may sit down if you like.
    Witness rubbed himself ruefully, and declined the invitation.
    Dr. M'Inerney: Did not Trinkaus threaten your life if you went to Beaconsfield?
    —No. no, no; but he did threaten my life in Market street— he threatened to shoot me.
    Judge Hamilton again interposed, saying those matters had nothing to do with the case.
    Dr M'Inerney: I will follow your Honor's direction. (To witness): Did not the Chinese send you word that the Trinkaus family would not have you on the property?— The Chinese telegraphed to me, saying something like this: "Wheeler throw me over the fence; what am I to do?" (Great laughter.)
    Did you not fire a revolver near Trinkaus's house?— No, not near, about a mile away. I shot a rabbit, and brought it home. (Laughter.)
    Is this your letter written to Mrs Trinkaus?
    Mr Eagleson objected to the letter going in.
    Judge Hamilton: Unless there is something in the letter that bears upon the case, I shall stop this cross-examination altogether.
    Dr. M'Inerney: I am going to show that he is utterly unworthy of belief.
    The letter was handed to the Judge, who read it and returned it with the remark: "I don't see that it's got anything to do with the case."
    Dr. M'Inerney: Very well. sir. (To witness): Now I'll ask you if you are the Mr De Goey who had a divorce case against his wife?
    Witness : Am I to answer that question, your Honor?
    Judge Hamilton: How does this bear on the case?
    Witness commenced to speak again.
    Judge Hamilton: Will you hold your tongue, sir. I can't see what this divorce matter has to do with the case. Very high persons indeed would be challenged on questions of belief if that is to be the test of truth in a Court of Justice. (Laughter)
    Dr M'Inerney : It is not alone because of that, but because of the facts contained in it. I want to show that this man is unworthy of belief, unworthy of getting damages under any circumstances.
    Judge Hamilton: If you are going to put it that way, that he is unworthy of getting damages in any circumstance, for an assault, then I will have to exercise the discretion that is reposed in me by Act of Parliament, and stop this thing altogether.
    Dr. M'Inerney: If you are going to take that extreme step—
    Judge Hamilton: I don't know that it
    is an extreme step. I have given rather
    extreme liberty in this cross-examination.
    Dr. M'Inerney: I have not asked any question that did not bear to this man's credit.
    Judge Hamilton: Well, I shall rule this question out.
    Dr. M'Inerney: If your Honor rules I am bound.
    Judge Hamilton: Of course, you must be bound.
    Dr. M'Inerney: And I must not bring this letter out?
    Judge Hamilton: No. I don't think you should. I don't like stopping counsel, but the law puts this duty upon me, that unless it is clear to me that matters ought to be brought out, then I must stop them.
    Dr. M'Inerney (resuming his seat): Then, I won't ask any more questions.
    De Goey left the box with a profound sigh of relief.
    OTHER WITNESSES.
    Frank Wisewould, solicitor, gave evidence relating to the transfer of the property by Mrs Trinkaus to de Goey, about which he had been committed by the latter.
    Peter Witt, a blacksmith, said he had driven with plaintiff on the 7th July from Narre Warren as far as the hotel, and later on went on to the property spoken of. As he got near, he heard de Goey screaming out. And coming up to the buggy, saw plaintiff seated in it. Wheeler and Trinkaus were on the road, and witness called Wheeler a coward. They told witness to clear out, that he had no business there.
    In reply to his Honor, witness said that Mr and Mrs Trinkaus were living together at this time.
    The Court then adjourned for lunch.37
  • 18 Aug 1900, AMUSING ASSAULT CASE FOUR NATIONALITIES REPRESENTED. A CHINESE COMPLICATION.
    Johannes Cornelius De Goey, barbed wire merchant, of Market-street, Melbourne, whose name will be remembered by many in connection with an extraordinary divorce case eight years ago, on Friday sued, before Judge Hamilton and a jury of four in the County Court, to recover £249 damages for assault from Caleb Wheeler, of Upper Beaconsfield, farmer. He alleged that the defendant violently assaulted him on July 7 at Upper Beaconsfield, and caused him to suffer "grievous pain and injury."
    Wheeler (states the "Argus") counter-claimed £99 damages from De Goey for assaulting him or causing him to be assaulted by his servant-a Chinese-at the same place on the same day. He paid £1 4s 3d into court in full satisfaction of De Goey's claim, and costs.
    Mr Eagleson (instructed by Mr H. S. Pyman) was for De Goey.
    Dr M'Inerney represented Wheeler.
    For the plaintiff it was alleged that he understood he had an interest in property at Upper Beaconsfield, and had sent a Chinese there to dig round the fruit trees and attend to the place generally. He himself went up later, and on his arriving at the house late in the evening of July 7 Wheeler rushed out, and, getting his head in chancery with one arm, punched it violently with the other hand. The faithful Chinese, fearing his master would be murdered, struck Wheeler on the head with a bamboo. As Wheeler drew off he struck De Goey again with his fist on the mouth, knocking several teeth out. As De Goey was in the act of escaping through the fence Wheeler kicked him cruelly in such a way as to cause him subsequent weeks of suffering. Defendant denied the assault. If there was assault it was in self-defence.
    Plaintiff was a trespasser, and defendant was engaged by the owners of the property, a Mr and Mrs Trinkaus, to eject him. In doing so he used no more violence than was necessary. According to the statement of defendant's case, a Mrs Trinkaus was at the bottom of the whole case. Plaintiff, it was asserted, had induced Mrs Trinkaus to sign a transfer to him of property at Beaconsfield, which had been put into her name by her husband. In return plaintiff gave her an IOU for £400. Subsequently Trinkaus and his wife went to live on the property, and De Goey came to claim it, sending a Chinese before him. The Trinkauses sought the help of Wheeler to turn the Chinese off, and afterwards De Goey forced an entrance. Wheeler, with Trinkaus, turned him out, and Wheeler kicked him as he disappeared. De Goey then gave the word to "charge" to the Chinese, who charged with a bamboo held like a bayonet. With that he struck Wheeler on the head. Wheeler had had a sore head ever since.
    Charles Bage, M.B., testified to the plaintiff's injuries. Cross-examined, he said he had noticed during years of attendance De Goey's nervous excitability and "rapidity of thought."
    Dr M'Inerney-"Rapidity of thought" is excellent. Did you observe any variability of imagination?
    Witness (turning to the judge)-I came here to give evidence, and hardly to write an essay on a man's character.
    Judge Hamilton (testily)-Well, you needn't write it. Nobody wants you to. Don't do it. (Laughter.)
    Witness (smiling)-Thank you. (Turning)-May I go? (Laughter.)
    Dr M'Inerney-Oh, dear, no. (Laughter.)
    A man with a nervous temperament would make more of an injury than another man?
    Witness-A man not of a nervous temperament would walk about with an injury, and only feel it when he thought of it, whereas a more nervous man would--
    Dr M'Inerney-Magnify it.
    Witness (smiling)-No, appreciate it more fully. (Laughter.)
    Plaintiff was cross-examined by Dr M'Inerney. This transfer of land is signed by Mrs Trinkaus, and you were to pay her £400? How did you pay her?-I paid her £50. I found there was a mortgage of £100 on the property.
    Was Mrs Trinkaus lodging or staying at your house?-(Vehemently)-No, sir; no, sir; no, sir.
    Did your Chinese advise you of what was happening at Beaconsfield?-Yes, he telegraphed to me, "Wheeler will throw me over the fence. What will I do?" (Loud laughter.)
    Dr M'Inerney sought to go into matters connected with certain divorce proceedings in 1892 and City Court proceedings in connection with Mr and Mrs Trinkaus some months ago, but Judge Hamilton ruled the questions inadmissable.
    Dr M'Inerney-If your Honor rules that I'm done. (Laughter.)
    Ah Gee gave evidence as to the assault. He was at a loss what to do when he saw two men holding and hitting De Goey "like a cat playing with a mouse"-(laughter)-so he decided to tap one of them on the head with a bamboo. (Laughter.)
    Mrs Trinkaus said De Goey worried her into signing the transfer. He gave her an IOU for £450, which she handed back into his keeping.
    Friedrich Theodore Trinkaus drew a startling picture of De Goey calling on his Chinese army of one to "charge," and of the Chinese "charging" with his bamboo at the "ready" like a bayonet.
    He continued:-"He is a big Chinese; I'm only a little fellow, but I'll manage him. (Laughter.) He say to me, 'No more fightee' - (laughter) - but every time I let him go he lifted his stick again. He was a strong fellow, but he lost his waistcoat and his hat, and said, 'Me go, me go.' (Laughter.) I said 'I'm glad of it. Good-bye.' (Laughter.) Wheeler was glad too." (Laughter.)
    To Dr M'Inerney.-Wheeler was too much of a Britisher to kick De Goey as he went through the fence. (Laughter.) I didn't do so either. I am a Saxon. We act like men. (Laughter.)
    De Goey cleared the fence in a bound like a young deer - (laughter) - and landed in some flax bushes - (laughter) - but "John" was not so clever, and hung half-way over. (Laughter.)
    To Mr Eagleson.-I am a Britisher now. (Laughter.)
    My three brothers have proved themselves brave men in the German army. (Laughter.)
    The case stands adjourned until half past 10 on Monday morning.38,39
  • 21 Aug 1900, DE GOEY AGAIN. HE WANTS DAMAGES. FROM FARMER WHEELER. SAYS HE WAS ASSAILED. AND BADLY USED. DEFENDANT'S COUNTER-CLAIM. SOME SCATHING COMMENTS BY JUDGE HAMILTON.
    The curious claim and counterclaim, arising out of an occurrence at Beaconsfield on the 7th July last was again before Judge Hamilton and a special jury of four in the County Court to-day. Johannes Cornelius de Goey, barbed wire merchant, of Melbourne, claimed from Caleb Wheeler, farmer, of Upper Beaconsfield, the sum of L249 damages, for that on the date mentioned defendant "did unlawfully and violently assault plaintiff, whereby he was put to medical and other expense, and suffered grievous pain and injury." Of the L249 claimed L10 was mentioned as special damages for medical expenses incurred. Defendant, while paying into court the sum of L1, together with 4s 3d costs, denied liability, and counterclaimed the sum of L99 for damages resulting from an assault alleged to have been committed on him by De Goey at Beaconsfield on the 7th July.
    Mr Eagleson (instructed by Mr Palmer) appeared for De Goey; Dr. M'Inerney was for the defendant, Wheeler. Further evidence was submitted for the defence. Mr Trinkaus was recalled, and in reply to Dr M'Inerney, said that a cheque for L5 from Mr de Goey was handed to him on the 18th July by Mr Wheeler. Witness passed it over to Dr M'Inerney, who sent it back to de Goey.
    DEFENDANT IN THE BOX.
    Caleb Wheeler, the defendant in the action, said that he was an architect, residing at Beaconsfield. On the 7th July, he met Trinkaus in the morning, and again in the evening. About five o'clock they went to Trinkaus's house, and saw de Goey knocking at the back door with a hammer. A Chinese was with him, holding a buggy lamp. Witness said to de Goey, "When are you going to cease worrying this unfortunate man? You have worried him body and soul these last three months. When are you going to stop?"
    De Goey made some sort of an answer, and Trinkaus gave him a slight push, saying, "Go off my property." De Goey raised his hammer, and as witness advanced he said he would knock his (Wheeler's) brains out. Witness caught hold of him, and at the same time received a blow from the hammer on the point of his shoulder. Plaintiff sang out, "Charge! charge!" to the Chinaman. "You would really think he was leading a regiment of cavalry," added the witness, amidst laughter. Wheeler went on to say that as de Goey advanced upon him witness rose his foot, and kicked him. Next, the Chinese lifted the bamboo he was carrying and struck witness on the head. De Goey then made for the fence, which was two-railed, with four-feet palings nailed on. The palings were close together, and de Goey got over by putting his feet on the rails and springing over. One of the palings was broken by the top rail, and another by the lower rail. He could not say, but he believed these were broken by de Goey. The latter sang out, "Come down to Market street, and I will take it out of you." Witness replied, "You take it out of me! You were never the man yet that could stand up to an Englishman." De Goey made some remark about getting someone else to do it, and walked away to the buggy, he called out for witness to return his cuffs, and Wheeler said: "If you say I took the cuffs I'll punch your d— head." Meanwhile Trinkaus, after dealing with the Chinese — (laughter) — took the hammer from de Goey. The Chinese was seated in the buggy, and sung out to do Goey, "Come on, no more fightee!" (Laughter). Witness declared that it was untrue and impossible that he kicked de Goey as the latter was trying to crawl through the fence. "It is untrue, also," continued the witness, "that I knocked his teeth out. I never closed my fist. If I had hit him as he said he would never have been known (Laughter.) He would never have been alive to tell the tale. (Loud laughter.)
    Dr M'Inerney: Well, you have a good opinion of yourself?
    Witness (a short thick-set man): Yes, to that extent. (Laughter).
    HE IS CROSS-EXAMINED.
    Mr Eagleson: This blow on the head has not affected your memory?
    Witness: I am glad to say it has not.
    How far could you see that night?—About ten or twelve yards.
    Counsel questioned witness as to his movements after the Court adjourned last Friday afternoon, but Wheeler was unable to say what he and Mr and Mrs Trinkaus did or talked about, though he was sure they did not discuss the evidence. Pressed by Mr Eagleson, witness admitted that they had had some little chat over the case, but they really had never discussed the evidence, either before the case or during the hearing, or after the adjournment.
    Mr Eagleson: Then you did not know what Trinkaus was going to swear at all?
    Witness: I did not.
    Then he might have sworn that you did kick De Goey?—Well, so I did. I'm not going to deny it; but it was a light kick, for it only just stopped my boot. (Laughter.)
    Now, Trinkaus swore that De Goey cleared the fence at a bound?— He did not get over the fence as smartly as that.
    He got over as I described.
    You said that if you had punched De Goey in that way he would have been dead?— Probably he would, seeing the sort of man he is. It would be cruelty to punch a man like that. (Laughter.)
    Then you're pretty good with your hands?— No; I never had a fight in my life.
    Did you dare him to come back?— No; I warned him not to attempt to return, or else he would be turned off as quickly as he was this time.
    What boots were you wearing at the time?— Ordinary blucher books that I use when working.
    Where are they?— They're at Dr M'Inerney's. (Laughter.)
    Judge Hamilton : Did you ask de Goey whether he had his revolver?— No, sir; I did not.
    Jesse Sykes, a contractor, residing at Beaconsfield, said that he had seen Wheeler about half-past five in the local hotel. Trinkaus was with him. Wheeler showed witness a lump on the back of his head about the size of a small hen's egg.
    This completed the evidence in the case.
    THE SUMMING UP.
    Judge Hamilton, in summing up to the jury, said that a great deal in this case had been made of the title of Trinkaus to his property. His Honor continued: That was no excuse, however, for the attempts that were made to get in a whole lot of most objectionable and detestable matter, which was quite unnecessary for the purposes of this case. If Trinkaus had a good title he could have proved it; it was not necessary to implicate his wife; and when you go even as far as this, you see what unpleasant people we are dealing with, whether you find for plaintiff or defendant. She, this Mrs Trinkaus, is accused of certain conduct of a very indiscreet nature. While her husband is away in Tasmania, she meets the plaintiff, and proceeds to deal with her own private property, without consulting her husband or letting him know anything about it. The plaintiff tries to carry out the bargain, but in some manner it goes off. It is also said that there was a sum of L5 paid for farm implements. Well, it turns out, when we look at the list of things claimed, that there is no farm property at all; there is simply a list of household furniture, which winds up with "a dog named Fanny." (Loud laughter.) Then, when we learn of the plaintiff giving this woman L15 for pocket money we can quite understand that there were strong grounds for animosity between the two men, but Trinkaus has forgiven all this, he was with his wife, and you would think it was unnecessary to raise it again. Yet time after time I was persecuted, and the court almost defied, by the defendant's persistence in attempting to bring these things out. They returned to the thing again and again, like the proverbial hogs wallowing in the mire. (Sensation.) And after forbidding it, when the woman gets into the box I have a pitying appeal to know whether I shall allow it. Indeed, there is no more sense or shame than in ordinary dogs or tom cats. (Laughter.) His Honor then proceeded to briefly review the evidence, pointing out that it was for the jury to say whether the plaintiff had been improperly assaulted, or had merely been turned off the properly with no more violence than was necessary. Referring to the defendant's boast of what harm he would have done if he had really struck the plaintiff. Judge Hamilton satirically remarked, "Like a great many other men who have never been in a fight, he thinks he would do a great deal if he got into one."
    (Loud laughter.)
    The jury consulted for a few minutes in the box, but decided to retire and consider their verdict more fully.
    THE VERDICT.
    The jury deliberated for twenty-five minutes, and upon returning the fore man stated: We find for the plaintiff in both cases, damages, one farthing. (Laughter).
    Dr. M'Inerney: Which plaintiff?
    Judge Hamilton: What do you mean, gentlemen?
    The foreman: We find for de Goey in the one case, and Wheeler in the other. (Laughter).
    Judge Hamilton (laughingly): Is that so, gentlemen?
    The foreman (gravely): That is so.
    Dr. M'Inerney: There is a rule in the court which won't allow of a verdict being entered under a penny.
    Judge Hamilton: Well, I'll enter up for one penny. No, I won't; I shall grant no costs. (Loud laughter.)
    Then a smiling audience filed out, and the case was at an end.40
  • 21 Aug 1900, THE DE GOEY CASE. "CONTEMPTUOUS DAMAGES."
    What are known as "contemptuous damages" were awarded by a jury of four in the County Court yesterday in the case in which Johannes Cornelius De Goey claims £249 damages for assault at Upper Beaconsfield on July 7 from a farmer named Caleb Wheeler, and in which Wheeler counter-claimed £99 damages from De Goey for an assault on him by De Goey's Chinese servant, Ah Gee.
    Judge Hamilton, in summing up, said he could find no excuse for the attempts that had been made to bring in much most objectionable and detestable and unnecessary matter. Time after time he had been persecuted and the Court almost defied by the persistence of the defendant's party in attempting to bring those matters in. They returned to the things again and again, like the proverbial hogs wallowing in the mire. There seemed to be no more sense of shame than ordinary dogs or tom cats. The jury awarded plaintiff one farthing damages on the claim, and the defendant one farthing damages on the counter-claim.
    Judge Hamilton was about to enter up judgement for one penny in each instance, when he suddenly remarked, "No, I won't; I shall grant no costs."
    Mr Eagleson (instructed by Mr Pyman) was for De Goey, and Dr M'Inerney was for Wheeler.41
  • 27 Jun 1932, Mr. Trinkhaus, who had lived here for more than 30 years, died suddenly on Tuesday morning.42

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D4404 age 70."
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Application for pension.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Trinkaus Friedrich Theodor 1897 CSD22/1/3/56 pp41-56
    copy online pages 41 49 50 51.
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 267/ P7 unit 1239, item 1898/261.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1646."
  6. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 267/ P7 unit 1287, item 1900/560.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Frederic Theodor Trinkaus of No 127 Park Street West South Melbourne Storekeeper and Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus his wife - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Robert McKay. Mortgage No 199921 - discharged 18 Jul 1906.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Lease No 8607 expired 29 Apr 1920.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Country Roads Board - C/T 4312-393.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg. Berwick as Trinkous."
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Jun 1932 p1.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus of Upper Beaconsfield Widow the survivor of the proprietors named herein is by direction of The Commissioner of Titles now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.
  14. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  15. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  16. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  17. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  18. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  19. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  20. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  21. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  22. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  23. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  24. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  25. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  26. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  27. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  28. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  29. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  30. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  31. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  32. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-042-A     Trinhaus     Fredrick N.     M     71     1/06/1932     866
    4-042-A     Trinhaus               F     73     13/02/1936     946.
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Feb 1898, p3.
  34. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jun 1900 p15.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Jun 1900 p6.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jun 1900, p6.
  37. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Fri 17 Aug 1900, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241474132
  38. [S14] Newspaper - Examiner (Launceston), 20 Aug 1900, p3.
  39. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Aug 1900, p15.
  40. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Tue 21 Aug 1900, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241480916
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Tue 21 Aug 1900, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241480895
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Mon 20 Aug 1900, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241480237
  41. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Aug 1900, p6.
  42. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jun 1932, p13.
Last Edited24 Mar 2019

Mary Louise Maude Bentley

F, #665, b. 1860, d. 12 Feb 1936
Married NameTrinkaus. 
Birth*1860 Sand, VIC, Australia, #B18774.1 
Marriage*1898 Spouse: Frederick Theodore Trinkaus. VIC, Australia, #M1646.2
 
Land-UBeac*27 Apr 1898 GEM-D-58. Transfer from Duncan McLean to Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus. 38a 3r 23p (caveat lodged 18 Oct 1897.)3 
Land-Note*12 Jul 1898 GEM-D-58: Mortgagee: Maggie Martin - Discharged 18 Jul 1906. Mortgage No 185543. Mortgagor was Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus.4 
Civil Case*1900 1900/432 Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus v E Wheeler.5 
Civil Case*1900 1900/560 Frederick Theodor Trinkaus Mary Louisa Maude Trinkhaus v Johannes Cornelius De Goey ; 1900/561 Frederick Theodor Trinkaus v Johannes Cornelius De Goey.6 
Land-UBeac*4 Jul 1900 GEM-D-58. Transfer from Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus to Frederick Theodore Trinkaus. 38a 3r 23p - now joint proprietors.7 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note2 Oct 1900 GEM-D-58: Mortgagee: Robert McKay. Mortgage No 199921 - discharged 18 Jul 1906. Mortgagor was Frederick Theodore Trinkaus Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus.8 
(Witness) Land-Note21 May 1902 GEM-D-58: Lease No 8607 expired 29 Apr 1920.9 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac14 Apr 1920 GEM-D-58 (part). Transfer from Frederick Theodore Trinkaus Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus to Country Roads Board. 2a 0r 37p.10 
Widow21 Jun 1932Mary Louise Maude Bentley became a widow upon the death of her husband Frederick Theodore Trinkaus.11 
Land-Note*8 May 1934 GEM-D-58 (part): Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus of Upper Beaconsfield Widow the survivor of the proprietors named herein is by direction of The Commissioner of Titles now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.12 
Death*12 Feb 1936 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D13360 age 75 [par Seth BENTLEY & Mary Anne COOPE].13 
Probate (Will)*Mar 1936 279/341.14 
Land-Note4 Aug 1936 GEM-D-58 (part): Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus died on 12th February 1936. Probate of her will has been granted to Lester Quintus Permezel of 379 Collins Street melbourne Solicitor.15 
Land-UBeac*28 Nov 1945 GEM-D-58 (part). Transfer from Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus to Harry Alexander Burton. 36a 2r 26p.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick Theodore Trinkaus.17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34
1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.35

Grave

  • Plot 4-042-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia36

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jun 1900, POLICE INTELLIGENCE. THREATENING LANGUAGE.
    Frederick Trinkaus, a farmer of Upper Beaconsfield was charged in the City Police Court yesterday, before Mr Panton, P. M., Captains Garside and Russell, Messrs R Power and S. Lancashire, J.P.'s, with using threatening words to John C. De Goey, importer of Market-street, on Thursday afternoon. Complainant stated that about 1 o'clock defendant entered his shop, and after calling him a Boer and a —— Dutchman, threatened to shoot him. Mrs Trinkaus was in a back room at the time. Defendant then went away, but soon returned, and as he again made use of threats he was given in charge. He did not take away defendant's wife from Upper Beaconsfield during his absence in Tasmania. Mrs. Trinkaus was in his house when her husband came, but she was not living there then, and was not there now. In reply to Mr Kane, who appeared for defendant, witness said he took Mrs Trinkaus away in order that she might have the protection of the Sisters of Mercy (Laughter). Mrs Trinkaus was in his shop on Thursday, and heard defendant say he would shoot her unless she returned to Tasmania with him. Defendant was fined 40/ , with 25/ costs, and a stay for seven days, in order to have the decision reviewed, was refused. The fine was paid, and soon afterwards he was arrested on a charge of threatening the life of De Goey, and will be brought before the same Court to-day.37
  • 7 Oct 1914, From M. Trinkaus, Upper Beaconsfield, asking council to have a fence removed near her place, as it was blocking the public road.--To be informed on the motion of Crs Henty and a'Beckett that the council will take steps to have the fence re moved.38
  • 21 Aug 1919, From Country Roads Board, re proposed deviation of the Upper Pakenham-Upper Beaconsfield (developmental) road through the property of Mrs Trinkaus. Before finally adopting the route shown on the licensed survey plan, an inspection of the proposal would be made by the Board's engineer.-Received.39
  • 22 Jan 1920, From M. Trinkaus, Beaconsfield Upper, asking that a crossing be made on the chain road adjoining Martin's orchard.-Left in the hands of the engineer.40
  • 19 Feb 1936, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. Mrs. Trinkhaus, an old resident of the district, has died, aged 78 years.41
  • 22 Feb 1936, AFTER the expiration of 14 days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria, in its Probate Jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the WILL (dated 24th November, 1935) of MARY LOUISA MAUDE TRINKAUS, late of Berwick, in the State of Victoria, widow, deceased, may be granted to Lester Quintus Permezel, of 379 Collins street, Melbourne, In the said State, solicitor, the sole executor named In and appointed by the said will.
    Dated the 22nd day of February, 1936.
    W. H. FLOOD & PERMEZEL. of A.P.A. Building, 379 Collins street, Melbourne, proctors for the applicant.42

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D13360 age 75 [par Seth BENTLEY & Mary Anne COOPE]."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1646."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus wife of Frederic Theodor Trinkaus of No 127 Park Street West South Melbourne Storekeeper.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Maggie Martin - Discharged 18 Jul 1906. Mortgage No 185543.
  5. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 267/ P7 unit 1281, item 1900/432.
  6. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 267/ P7 unit 1287, item 1900/560.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Frederic Theodor Trinkaus of No 127 Park Street West South Melbourne Storekeeper and Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus his wife - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Robert McKay. Mortgage No 199921 - discharged 18 Jul 1906.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Lease No 8607 expired 29 Apr 1920.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Country Roads Board - C/T 4312-393.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg. Berwick as Trinkous."
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus of Upper Beaconsfield Widow the survivor of the proprietors named herein is by direction of The Commissioner of Titles now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  14. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Mary Louisa Maude Trinkaus died on 12th February 1936. Probate of her will has been granted to Lester Quintus Permezel of 379 Collins Street melbourne Solicitor.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Harry Alexander Burton of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer - C/T 6877-381.
  17. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  18. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  19. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  20. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  21. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  22. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  23. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  24. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  25. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  26. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  27. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  28. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  29. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  30. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  31. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  32. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  33. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  34. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  35. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  36. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-042-A     Trinhaus     Fredrick N.     M     71     1/06/1932     866
    4-042-A     Trinhaus               F     73     13/02/1936     946.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jun 1900 p15.
  38. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 7 Oct 1914, p3.
  39. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 21 Aug 1919, p3.
  40. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 22 Jan 1920, p4.
  41. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Feb 1936 p2.
  42. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 feb 1936 p30.
Last Edited24 Mar 2019

Robert Samuel Spivey

M, #666, b. 1860, d. 6 Jul 1895
Robert Samuel SPIVEY
(1860-1895]
Father*Samuel Spivey b. 1821, d. 23 Aug 1910
Mother*Elizabeth Leeman b. 24 Nov 1825, d. 22 Dec 1908
Birth*1860 Pitfield, VIC, Australia, #B3426.1 
Marriage*1886 Spouse: Mary Ellen Ansell. VIC, Australia, #M5165.2
 
Criminal*7 Apr 1887 Discharged week ending 24 June 1889 - Spivey, Robert, 21768; Melbourne G.S; 1st Mar 1887; robbery in company; 3 years; Ballarat; laborer; 1859; 6 o; fresh; brown; blue; Rose P.e.r.i.a.r a, and flower on lower right arm, man's head on back of right hand, R.S. inside lower left arm, half-bracelet on right wrist cross on back of left hand.3,4 
Death*6 Jul 1895 Prince Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D10747 (Age 36.)5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Feb 1887, CASE OF GAROTTING AT ESSENDON.
    At the Essendon Court on Wednesday, four young men, named respectively Robert Spivey, William Spivey, Gus Berry, and John Wilson, were presented on a charge of assaulting and robbing a man named John Brown, a recent arrival from Tasmania. The particulars shortly given are to the effect that on Saturday last Brown proceeded to Essendon to see some friends, and late in the afternoon, accompanied by a Mr Letchford, was making his way in the direction of the Essendon brick kilns. When they reached the railway gates at Essendon they were met by the four prisoners, and Robert Spivey accosted Brown, and asked him for 3d "to get a drink," which Brown handed to him, but Spivey said "That's not enough, give us another sixpence." Upon Brown's putting his hand in his waistcoat pocket, one of them said, "That's where it is," and one of the prisoners seized Mr Brown by the throat, threw him down, and tore out his pocket, containing about £2 10s. and his watch. The prisoners then severely illused Brown while on the ground. Letchford endeavoured to dissuade the villains from robbing his friend, where upon he was knocked down and subjected to rough treatment.
    Information was afterwards given to the police, and on Tuesday Trooper Ashton and Constable Gorin went in search of the prisoners, and they came upon Robert Spivey and Wilson in a hut at Keilor with two women. Both were promptly arrested. When handcuffed they said, " You took us easily, but the others will make it warm for you." Just at this time Trooper Ashton noticed the other two men approaching, one carrying a gun, which afterwards proved to be loaded. Robert Spivey called out, "Look, they have the bracelets on me," and held up his hands. When the two came near enough Ashton turned suddenly upon Berry, and snatched the gun out of his hand. Both were arrested, and, in company with the first two taken, lodged in the local lockup. The Bench remanded the prisoners till Monday next.6
  • 26 Feb 1887, A Garotting Case near Melbourne
    At the instance of John Brown, a brick maker, residing at Essendon, who whilst returning home on Sunday morning at 1 a.m. was assaulted in a brutal manner and robbed of a watch and some money, warrants were (the Age says) issued on Monday for the arrest of two brothers named Robert Spivey and William Spivey, and two others known as Johnson and Gus. The execution of the warrants was entrusted to Mounted Constable Ashton and Constable Gorin, who succeeded on Tuesday in arresting the offenders. They proceeded to Springfield, near Keilor, where they found Robert Spivey and Johnson in a hut on the roadside with two women of disreputable character. After searching the place for the other prisoners, the men known as Gus and William Spivey came upon the scene, the former armed with a gun which was loaded and capped. Robert Spivey, who was then under arrest, exclaimed, " You arrested us easily, but you will haye a — hot job to take the other two." Just at that moment Ashton rushed at the man who had the fowling-piece, and after a struggle succeeded in taking the weapon from him. No difficulty was then experienced in securely handcuffing the other prisoner, and all were then safely brought to Essendon, but owing to the inadequate holding capacity of look-up accommoda tion, the whole four male prisoners were huddled up together in a room about 9 ft. by 9 ft., where nothing could prevent their planning the mode of procedure when appearing in court. Senior-Constable Jones was obliged to place the two women in the lock-up adjacent to the Town-hall.7
  • 5 Mar 1887, The Melbourne General Sessions for this month were continued in the Central Criminal Court yesterday before his Honour Judge Molesworth, Mr. R. Walsh prosecuting for the Crown.
    Robert and William Spivey and Gustavus Berry, three young men, were arraigned on the charge of robbing John Brown, a brickmaker, of a silver watch and £2 10s. in money. Mr Fisher defended the prisoners Spivey, and Mr M'Dermott defended Berry. Brown had been at several hotels in Essendon on the night of February 12, and then went towards his home in company with a man named Letchford. They sat down by a tree guard, and were there attacked by four men, three of whom were the prisoners. Brown was garotted and robbed of the property mentioned, and Letchford was assaulted, but not robbed. The defence was that the prisoners, and also Brown and Letchford, had all been drinking together on the night in question, and that a row occurred between them, that the prisoners did not rob Brown of either money or watch, and that if he was robbed, it must have been by some other person or persons while he was drunk. The jury found all the prisoners guilty, and they were sentenced to three years' hard labour each. The court then adjourned until this morning.8
  • 12 Mar 1887, THE ESSENDON POLICE.
    On Friday last at the Criminal Court Melbourne, the prisoners William Grant, Robert Spivey, Gus Berry and William Spivey, charged with housebreaking and assault and robbery, respectively at Essendon were arranged before His Honor Judge Hickman Molesworth. The prisoners were defended by the Hon. T. M'Dermott and Mr. Fisher, and Mr. R. Walsh was Crown Prosecutor. Grant it will be remembered broke into the shop of Mr. Jones tobacconist at Moonee Ponds and was caught almost red handed by Constable Gorin, the other three prisoners garrotted and robbed a man named Brown on the Essendon road and were arrested by Constables Ashton and Gorin, at Spring Creek near Keilor. The police were in plain clothes at this time of the arrest and Berry and R. Spivey who each had a loaded gun stated that had they known they were police they would have shot them on the spot. All four prisoners were found guilty, Grant being sentenced to 18 months im prisonment the Spiveys and Berry receiv ing three years hard labor each. The severity of these sentences should serve as deterrent to evil-doers in the Essendon district. Senior-Constable Jones and the police stationted under him are to be congratulated upon their efforts to suppress crime in the locality.9
  • 28 Jun 1892, HE KNEW NOT JOSEPH.--Robert Spivey was prosecuted by Senior Constable Gorman last week for not contributing to the maintenance of his son " Joseph" in the department for neglected children. Spivey declared to the bench that "he knew not Joseph," who was a son of his wife before marriage. He had also not heard of his wife for six or seven years, nor did he know anything of the child for that time. It seemed that the boy had been in the industrial schools for over seven years, while the mother had been supporting herself. This all reminds one of the sorrowful little scripture legend related in Genesis of the jealousy of Joseph's brethren, his banishment and sale to the Ishmaelites, and the rough time he passed in their hands, the seven lean years and the seven fat years, etc. The times seemed to correspond as well as the name of the banished son. The seven fat years have passed over wherein the step-father had not to pay maintenance, and now there is an order, at the command of the Bench, for the seven lean years to be ushered in, and Spivey senr., will have to part 2s. 6d. per week for the future. History repeats itself.10
  • 10 Oct 1894, Robert Spivey.—A warrant of commitment has been issued by the Essendon Bench against Robert Spivey for 14 days' imprisonment, in default of payment of 18s. 9d., amount in arrears due for the maintenance of his child in the Industrial Schools.
    Description :—Victorian, labourer, 34 to 35 years of age, about 6 feet high, thin build, reddish complexion, brown moustache only; generally wears a red handkerchief around neck. Is a stonebreaker.—O.8360. 5th October, 1894.11
  • 17 Oct 1894, See Police Gazette, 1894, p. 285.
    Robert Spivey, on warrant of commitment, has paid his arrears to the North Essendon police. —0.8636. 13th October, 1894.12
  • 26 Mar 1895, A COWARDLY ASSAULT.
    Two men, named Robert Spivey and Samuel Gray, were yesterday convicted at the Essendon Court of a cowardly and brutal assault upon a Mr. and Mrs. White, who are residents of North Essendon. The assault was committed at Essendon on the 10th inst. at midnight, and appears to have been quite unprovoked. White, and his wife were returning home from Moonee Ponds, where they had been employed on business till a late hour. -When they were near the Farmers' Hotel an insulting remark was addressed to them by Gray, and White, venturing to remonstrate, he and his wife were savagely set upon by Grey and Spivey. The charge was clearly established, and the Bench imposed a fine of £5, with £1 costs, in default two months' imprisonment, upon each of the men, both of whom admitted previous convictions. The presiding magistrates were Messrs. J. Davies (chairman), Letham, Mitchell, Puckle, and Cook, J.P.'s.13

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3426."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Prisoner Records: Robert Spivey 21768; William Spivey 21769;.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 26 Jun 1889, p228.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Feb 1887, p6.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Singleton Argus, 26 Feb 1887, p1.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Mar 1887, p11.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Advertiser, 12 Mar 1887, p2.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Traralgon Record, 28 Jun 1892, p2.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 10 Oct 1894, p285.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 17 Oct 1894, p292.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Mar 1895, p6.
Last Edited22 Dec 2017

Jane Elizabeth Spivey

F, #667, b. 1862, d. 1934
Father*Samuel Spivey b. 1821, d. 23 Aug 1910
Mother*Elizabeth Leeman b. 24 Nov 1825, d. 22 Dec 1908
Married NameCrofts.1 
Birth*1862 Pitfield, VIC, Australia, #B10361.2 
Marriage*1880 Spouse: Walter Richard Crofts. VIC, Australia, #M2581 (as CROFFS & SPIVY.)1
 
Death*1934 Orbost, VIC, Australia, #D14931 (Age 73.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10361."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited20 Dec 2017

Walter Gordon Heppner

M, #668, b. 12 Oct 1897, d. 9 Aug 1918
Walter Gordon HEPPNER
(1897-1918)
Father*Gustave Adolph Heppner b. 25 Oct 1865, d. 28 Aug 1958
Mother*Jessie Isabella Sherman b. 1872, d. 22 Jan 1916

World War I

Walter Gordon Heppner enlisted on 18 Feb 1916 as a Private with the 5th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement. His unit embarked from Melbourne on 3 July 1916, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire. SERN 5386. He was promoted to Lance Corporal and was killed in action on 9 Aug 1918. He is buried at Rosières Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 6), France.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL. He is also commemorated at the Emerald RSL.
His brother William Bernard also served.1,2
Related* Sydney Stanley Sawers they were cousins. 
Birth*12 Oct 1897 Jindera, Albury, NSW, Australia.3 
Death*9 Aug 1918 Rosières, France. 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Lance Corporal Walter Gordon Heppner Australian Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was the son of G. Heppner, lived in Emerald, and worked as a gardener. He embarked on HMAT Ayrshire A33, on 3/7/1916, from Melbourne. He died on 9/8/1918 in Rosieres, France, aged 21.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Sep 1922, SMITH-HEPPNER.-A tribute of love to the memory of R. J. (Bert) Smith, Mirboo North, late 5th Battalion, who fell in France on the 20th September, 1917, and brother of Lizzie; also W. J. (Snowy) Heppner, Emerald, late 5th Battalion, who was killed on the 9th August, 1918, fond pal of L. R. Elliott, late 5th Battalion.
    They miss them most who love them best.
    —(Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. Elliott, Drouin.)5
  • 20 Sep 1923, SMITH-HEPPNER.-In fond memory of my dear brother Bert, who was killed in action in France on the 20th September, 1917; also W. J. (Snowy) Heppner, killed on the 9th August, 1918, in France, fond pal of L. R. Elliott, late 5th. Batt., A.I.F.
    To memory, ever dear.
    -(Inserted by Lizzie and Leslie Elliott, Drouin.)6

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=135170
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Piefke - Owner: operaghost13.
  4. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 161-2005 p17."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Sep 1922, p1.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Sep 1923, p1.
Last Edited8 Aug 2014

Gustave Adolph Heppner

M, #669, b. 25 Oct 1865, d. 28 Aug 1958
Gustave Adolph HEPPNER
(1865-1958)
Place in Upper Beac* Hepner Road. 
Note* In some records he is called Alfred HEPPNER. 
Birth*25 Oct 1865 Adelaide, SA, Australia, #B38/542 [par John Frederick HEPPNER & Johanna Ernstenna IRMLER] as HEPPNER Gustoff Adolph.1,2 
Note1892 Won the Stawell Gift in 1892. Heppner, A. Port Melbourne, Victoria. 
Notebt 1892 - 1923 THIRTY TALES FROM THE STAWELL GIFT ALMANAC
6. The result of the 1892 Gift was delayed for one week whilst Committee members considered an eventually unsuccessful protest against the winner, Alf Heppner.
13. Twenty years after his 1892 win, Heppner, ran off 20 yards in the 1918 Gift, making him the most liberally handicapped runner ever in the race’s history. He made his 12th and final appearance in the Gift in 1923 at 57 years of age.3 
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Jessie Isabella Sherman. VIC, Australia, #M1930.4
 
Residence*1916 PO, Emerald, VIC, Australia. 
Widower22 Jan 1916Gustave Adolph Heppner became a widower upon the death of his wife Jessie Isabella Sherman.5,6,7 
Land-UBeac*10 Nov 1922 GEM--48B. Transfer from Fannie Ellen Brooke to Gustave Adolph Heppner. 49a 3r 37p - occupant c1910.8,9 
Land-UBeac*5 May 1948 GEM--48B. Transfer from Gustave Adolph Heppner to Rose Hogan. 49a 3r 37p.10 
Death*28 Aug 1958 Blackburn, VIC, Australia, #D10253 (Age 92) [par unknown].11,2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Jessie Isabella Heppner.12,13,14,15
bt 1916 - 1925Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter.16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23
bt 1931 - 1949Emerald Road, Beaconsfield North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter.24,25,26,27,28,29

Family

Jessie Isabella Sherman b. 1872, d. 22 Jan 1916
Children 1.William Bernard Heppner b. 14 Jan 1894, d. 5 Dec 1979
 2.Walter Gordon Heppner b. 12 Oct 1897, d. 9 Aug 1918

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Apr 1892, Among the competitors at the Stawell sports will be the Sydney peds, F. C. Ezzie, G. T. Hicks, M. Morrissey and W. Moore. The former three consider the big prize within their reach. W. and R. Clarke are also on the spot. The former on 8½yds will run well, as he is in good form. A man with a fair chance is A. Heppner, 12yds. A. E. Roberts had not arrived up to the latest advices, but should make a bold bid for some of the events. Moore has been made favorite with the local sports for the Gift. In the 220yds Morrissey will take a lot of beating, and Hicks will run well. In the quarter, Ezzie 5yds, Clark 20yds. and Shovelton 20yds, look to have a good chance, but if W. Moore elects to go for this he will nearly win.30
  • 20 Apr 1892, The Stawell Easter Gift, of 115 sovs, resulted as follows :— A. Heppner, 12yds 1st ; A. E. Roberts, 6½yds 2nd ; F. C. Ezzy, 6½yds 3rd ; D. M'Pherson, 13yds 4th.
    The final was a great race, and half a yard covered the first three men. The time was given as 12sec. The winner was mentioned as a likely winner in these columns last week, and the go of Roberts and Ezzy off one mark was well worth going to see, there being only a few inches in it.31
  • 27 Apr 1892, At the Stawell Easter meeting the committee have been put to the trouble of investigating the correctness of Heppner's performances. A. K. Roberts, the second man, objects to the winner in respect to his having concealed his performances, and the committee went to great trouble to sift out the facts. The result is not yet known. W. Moore was run out by Heppner in The Easter Gift, and after the first round eight were left in, viz.:—Roberts, Hicks, Ezzy, Wenlock, Heppner, Shea, Morrissey, and M'Pherson. In the second round Roberts beat Hicks, Ezzy beat Wenlock, Heppner beat Shea, and M'Pherson beat Morrissey. The final was a great race, resulting in Heppner 1, Roberts 2, Ezzy 3, M'Pherson 4. Heppner was favorite at 6 to 4 on.
    * * *
    The Stawell Easter Gift handicaps have been won in the past by :— W. J. Williard. H. Bonghen, G. G. Whitney (who was placed in Joe Byrne's Botany), J. Rogers, A. B. Parkinson, B. Kinnear, Wm. Smith, W. Mummery, W. Clark, Jas. Brown, G. Bingham, E. S. Skinner, J. Midsou, H. Martin, and the last winner was A. Heppner, of Port Melbourne.32
  • 26 Jan 1918, EMERALD CLUB The shooting competition in connection with the Emerald Rifle Club for the past twelve months was completed last week with a competition at 600 yards. G. A. Heppner won with 42—4—16, H. I. Henham (captain) second 38—3—41 and A. Bell third 36—4—40. The handicap aggregate was won by Captain Hemham, who scored 373. A. Bell was close up with 361. G. A. Heppner 357 and W. L. Ker 282. Captain Henham also won the championship with an average of 4.58 per shot, the runner-up was A. Bell with 4.27 per shot.33
  • 5 Apr 1918, VETERANS AT STAWELL.
    Amongst the competitors at the Stawell sports on Monday was a noticeable pair in Alf. Heppner, who won a Gift in 1892, and Dan Bradley. Heppner is now in his 53rd year, and is as game as ever, but his legs have "lost their cunning," and he is outclassed by his younger rivals. It is seldom that such an old warrior sticks to the spiked shoe so long nowadays, and he still retains his popularity. Bradley has seen 42 summers fly past, and his grey hair gave one the impression that he was much older than his years. He has been running for many years, and could give many of the younger runners a start and beat them.34

Citations

  1. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/47255302/person/…
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.stawellgift.com/hall-of-fame/history/…
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1930."
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Piefke - Owner: operaghost13 : gives death date as 22 Jan 1916.
  7. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), no inquest found - Rae (granddaughter) thought she may have died after a fall from a horse.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2669-603 - Gustave Adolf Heppner of Emerald Farmer.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 from 1910 rates - N7.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2669-603 - Rose Hogan of Emerald Married Woman.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  13. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  19. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  20. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  21. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  24. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  25. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  26. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  27. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  28. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  29. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Referee (Sydney), 13 Apr 1892, p3.
  31. [S14] Newspaper - Referee (Sydney), 20 Apr 1892, p3.
  32. [S14] Newspaper - Referee (Sydney), 27 Apr 1892, p3.
  33. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 26 Jan 1918, p22.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - Warracknabeal Herald, 5 Apr 1918, p5.
Last Edited9 Aug 2019

Jessie Isabella Sherman

F, #670, b. 1872, d. 22 Jan 1916
Jessie Isabella HEPPNER (nee SHERMAN)
(1872-1916)
Father*George Sherman b. 1837, d. 1886
Mother*Elizabeth Robb b. 1842, d. 1912
Married NameHeppner. 
Birth*1872 Mansfield, VIC, Australia, #B17408 -- as Jesse Louisa.1,2 
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Gustave Adolph Heppner. VIC, Australia, #M1930.3
 
Death*22 Jan 1916 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D2637 (Age 44) [par George SHERMAN & Elizabeth ROBB].4,5,6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Gustave Adolph Heppner.7,8,9,10

Grave

  • COE*D***773, Coburg Cemetery, Coburg, VIC, Australia11

Family

Gustave Adolph Heppner b. 25 Oct 1865, d. 28 Aug 1958
Children 1.William Bernard Heppner b. 14 Jan 1894, d. 5 Dec 1979
 2.Walter Gordon Heppner b. 12 Oct 1897, d. 9 Aug 1918

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Apr 1910, Berwick Shire Council - Correspondence:
    From Jessie Heppner, stating that the road between her place and Mr Paternoster's was dangerous, and that she was unfortunate enough to sprain her ankle on it.-On the motion of Crs. Henty and James, to be attended to.12

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B17408 -- as Jesse Louisa."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Piefke - Owner: operaghost13 : gives birth date as 11 Mar 1875.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1930."
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Piefke - Owner: operaghost13 : gives death date as 22 Jan 1916.
  6. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), no inquest found - Rae (granddaughter) thought she may have died after a fall from a horse.
  7. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  8. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  11. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 Apr 1910, p3.
Last Edited16 Apr 2015

William Bernard Heppner

M, #671, b. 14 Jan 1894, d. 5 Dec 1979
Father*Gustave Adolph Heppner b. 25 Oct 1865, d. 28 Aug 1958
Mother*Jessie Isabella Sherman b. 1872, d. 22 Jan 1916

World War I

William Bernard Heppner enlisted when he was 21 years old, and working as an orchardman. SERN 2337. His unit, the 4th Light Horse, 16th Reinforcement, embarked from Melbourne on 18 Apr 1916 on board HMAT A53 Itria. He was a Sergeant and returned to Australia on 15 Jun 1919.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
His brother enlisted around the same time, but was killed in action in France.1,2
Birth*14 Jan 1894 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B1760 - as SHERMAN [par Unknown & Jessie Isabella SHERMAN].3 
Marriage*1930 Spouse: Eleanor May Abrahall. VIC, Australia, #M3556.4
 
Military25 Aug 1941Enlisted for military service: Royal Park, VIC, Australia, Australian Army - V18766 - Discharge 27 Oct 1948 - Sergeant - 3 MD ARA CADRE POOL.5 
Death*5 Dec 1979 Blackburn, VIC, Australia, #D27755 (Age 85.)6 
Probate (Will)* William Bernard Heppner. Rtd. Blackburn. 05 Dec 1979. 869/688.7 
Death-Notice*7 Dec 1979HEPPNER, William Bernard.—Former Mayor (1954-1955 and 1958/59) and Councillor (1936-1962) of the City of Nunawading, in appreciation of a lifetime of service to the community.—From the mayor, councillors and staff, City of Nunawading.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193141 Pope Road, Blackburn, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sawyer. With Eleanor May Heppner.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Sep 1941, BLACKBURN-MITCHAM. Shire President, Cr. W. B. Heppner10

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=135169
  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 "registered as William Bernard SHERMAN."
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P10, unit 47; VPRS 7591/P6, unit 8.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 7 Dec 1979, p25
    (no family notice found).
  9. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Sep 1941, p2.
Last Edited17 Apr 2015

Cecil Arthur Linton

M, #672, b. 22 Jan 1896, d. 28 Jul 1918
Cecil Arthur LINTON
(1896-1918)
Father*Samuel Linton b. Jun 1855, d. 15 Jun 1945
Mother*Margaret Howells Hooper b. Jun 1867, d. 16 Feb 1958

World War I

Cecil Arthur Linton enlisted on 20 Feb 1917 when he was 21 years old and a dental student at the University of Melbourne. SERN 35032. He was assigned to the 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 27th Reinforcements and his unit embarked from Melbourne on 9 Nov 1917 on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney.
He was killed in action at Amiens and is buried at Villers Bretonneux Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1
Birth*22 Jan 1896 Burnie, TAS, Australia, Emu Bay #B467.2,3 
Death*28 Jul 1918 Near Amiens, France. 
Anecdote30 Jul 1918THE LATE GUNNER C. A. LINTON. EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS RECEIVED BY MR. LINTON.
"The night I came up here it was pouring, and myself and a few others were the last to come along. From where the motor dropped us to our position was a walk of about 2 1/2 miles. It was very muddy, and every now and again we would trip over barbed wire. However, when I arrived at the battery, Arthur had room for me in his dug-out. The next day I left the battery to go out on out-duty for 24 hours, and while I was away the battery got it pretty hotly. Fritz only fired about eight shells; but two of them were direct hits on two of our dug-outs, one being ours, and Arthur was inside. They all think he was killed instantly, as he had a bad wound on his head when they dug him out. He had been completely buried. It came as a great shock to me when I heard of it. The other shell burst at the door-way of a telephone pit and badly wounded the chap on duty. He was taken to the dressing station, and succumbed to the wounds next day. I miss Arthur very much, and it is when you lose your best pal, that you realise what a rotten business this is."—Dated 30th July, 1918. Later—"They have put a nice cross on Arthur's grave, and I hope Fritz does not put any shells into the little cemetery. The other morning he put one on each side of it and very close to it. The cemetery is only about 25 yards from our dug-outs"— Dated 5th August. 1918. Another writer says: " I am sorry indeed that I should be writing this to tell you of your son's supreme sacrifice for his Country, but then again in what way can any man more gloriously end his career ?
"At the time your son was killed I was not at the battery; but I am told he was killed instantaneously, and so neither suffered any pain nor knew of impending danger. As is so often the case, the finest and best are taken, and your son's loss is indeed a great one, not only to the battery, but also to his officers and comrades, and I can assure you that our sympathy for your and his people in your bereavement is deep and sincere.
"If there is anything at all you wish to know, or that I can do for you, let me know, as it will be a pleasure to do anything in remembrance of your gallant son and as a slight return for his excellent services in my battery.
"Your son was buried in a Military Cemetery within 50 yards of where he was killed, I am not at liberty to tell exactly where, that is. except that I may say it is on a famous battle field."
—Dated 30th July, 1918. Another letter—''I am writing on behalf of the Signallers of this battery, to express my sympathy with you in the loss of your son, and our pal Arthur. We all feel very deeply for you. Arthur was not with us very long—about 11 weeks in all—but during that time he was 7 weeks with the guns, so that we came to know him well, and to appreciate not merely his abilities as a signaller, but his qualities as a good comrade and a gentleman, qualities which count for everything in the Australian Army."4 
Death-Notice*19 Aug 1918LINTON. —Killed in action in France July 28, Cecil Arthur, elder son of S and M H Linton, of Clontarf, Meadow street, East St. Kilda, aged 22 years.5 
Anecdote*Dec 1918Gunner Cecil Arthur Linton was attached to the 16th Battery of the Australian Field Artillery, and was on active service with his battery in France during July, 1918, when he met his death. Extracts from letters received by his parents—Mr. and Mrs. S. Linton, of Meadow-street, St. Kilda — are given elsewhere. Linton was a day scholar, and spent the years 1910-1914 at the school, until he had passed the Junior Public and Matriculation Examinations. He then proceeded to the University, and had only just commenced his dental course when he enlisted for active service. While at school he was genuinely popular, and a good all-round boy. He will be missed not only by those who were his contemporaries at school, but by those who met him and learned to value his friendship at the University.4 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Gunner Cecil Arthur Linton
Australian Field Artillery, 6th Brigade. He was the son of Samuel and Margaret Howells Linton, went to Caulfield Grammar School, then to University of Melbourne where he was a dental student. He embarked on HMAT Port of Sydney A15, on 9/11/1917, from Melbourne. He died 28/7/1918, near Amiens, France, aged 21.6 

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=177340
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Australia Birth Index on ancestry.
  3. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania "Document ID: NAME_INDEXES:1061863
    Resource RGD33/1/81 no 467."
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, School Magazine Caulfield Grammar, Dec 1918, p 394-395.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Aug 1918, p1.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 160-2005, p8."
Last Edited18 Dec 2015

Samuel Linton

M, #673, b. Jun 1855, d. 15 Jun 1945
Probate (Will)* Samuel Linton. Gent. Surrey Hills. 15 Jun 1945. 366/524.1 
Birth*Jun 1855 Streatham, Surrey, England, Jun Q [Wandsworth] 1d 409. Twin brother of Joseph LINTON.2 
Note*29 Mar 1887 Death of mother at Weston-super-Mare, aged 62. Burial on 2 April 1887, at Norwood Cemetery, Lambeth.3 
Probate (Will)29 Apr 1887 LINTON Emma Clarke. 29 April 1887. The Will of Emma Clarke Linton formerly of Wallace Lodge Upper Tooting in the County of Surrey but late of Sherwood Lodge Weston-super-Mare in the County of Somerset Widow who died 29 March 1887 at Sherwood Lodge was proved at the Principal Registry by Samuel Linton of Sherwood Lodge Gentleman the Son the sole Executor. Personal Estate £663 0s. 9d.4 
Marriage*6 Jan 1891 Spouse: Margaret Howells Hooper. Deputy Registrar Office, Burnie, Emu Bay, TAS, Australia, 1891/13.5
Marriage-Notice*10 Jan 1891At the Registry Office, on Tuesday, Mr A. K. Chapman, registrar, had the pleasure of joining in the holy bonds of matrimony the first couple that have over been married at this office, viz., Mr Samuel Linton and Miss Margaret Howells Hooper. A large number of friends were present at the ceremony, which went off to the satisfaction of all concerned. Amongst the guests was the Rev. G. G. Grove, of Victoria, who at the conclusion of the ceremony gave a short address, wishing the happy couple all joy and prosperity. Jan. 6.6 
Marriage-Notice17 Jan 1891LINTON-HOOPER. - At Emu Bay, on January 6, Samuel Linton, Esq., late of Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Margaret Howells, the oldest daughter of George Hooper, Esq., of Pinewood, Penguin.7 
Land-UBeac10 Sep 1915 GEM-D-3 (part). Transfer from Elizabeth McLean to Samuel Linton. 2a 2r (block along St Georges Road.)8 
Land-UBeac*25 Jan 1921 GEM-D-3 (part), 24 St Georges Road. Transfer from Samuel Linton to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood. 2a 2r (block along St Georges Road.)9 
Death*15 Jun 1945 14 Edyvean Street, Surrey Hills, VIC, Australia, #D5518 age 90 [son of John Henry LINTON & Emma CLARKE].10 
Death-Notice*18 Jun 1945LINTON.-On June 15, at 14 Edyvean street, Surrey Hills, Samuel, dearly loved husband of Margaret. -Forever with the Lord. (Private interment. No flowers, by request.)11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Harriet TILBURY (Governess), No 2 Steyne, Broadwater, Worthing, Sussex, EnglandAge 5 - Pupil (with his brother Joseph)12
2 Apr 1871Denmark Hill Grammar School, Camberwell, Surrey, EnglandAge 15 - Scholar (with his brother Joseph)13
3 Apr 1881Emma Clarke LINTON, 256 St Paul's Road, London, EnglandAge 25 - Undergratuate at London University. Also in the household is his brother Joseph, same age14
5 Apr 1891Caledonia Villa, Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, EnglandHead of Household: Samuel Linton. Age 35 - Living on own Means - Lodger
Member(s) of Household: Margaret Howells Linton.15
1909Meadow Street, East St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Margaret Howells Linton.16
1919Clontarf, Meadow Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Margaret Howells Linton. With Ruth Elliott Linton Eva Mary Linton.17

Family

Margaret Howells Hooper b. Jun 1867, d. 16 Feb 1958
Children 1.Margaret Elsie Linton b. Sep 1891, d. 1968
 2.Eva Mary Linton b. 29 Aug 1892, d. 17 May 1984
 3.Edith Geraldine Linton b. 27 Sep 1893, d. 18 Nov 1975
 4.Cecil Arthur Linton b. 22 Jan 1896, d. 28 Jul 1918
 5.Ruth Elliott Linton b. 12 Sep 1897, d. 15 Jun 1989
 6.George Henry Linton b. 29 Jan 1899, d. 12 Nov 1987
 7.Beatrice Emma Linton b. 20 Oct 1900, d. 29 Oct 1998
 8.Kathleen Harriet Mary Linton b. 1903, d. 3 Jul 1982
 9.Winifred Katharine Linton b. 1908, d. 9 May 2005

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Jun 1945, SAMUEL LINTON, Late of 14 Edyvean street. Surrey Hills. Gentleman.-Deceased. After 14 clear days Beatrice Emma Linton and Kathleen Harriet Mary Linton, both of 14 Edyvean street. Surrey Hills, spinsters, the executrices appointed by deceased's will, dated 14th July. 1942, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for PROBATE of the said WILL. HADEN SMITH & FITCHETT. solicitors. 405 Collins street. Melbourne.18

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4165; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1286.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Jun Q [Wandsworth] 1d 409. Twin brother of Joseph LINTON."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1813-1906. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  4. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  5. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania "RGD37/1/50 no 108 - see certificate."
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner: 10 Jan 1891 p7.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury Hobart: 17 Jan 1891 p4.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2747-338 - (Duncan McLean and Duncan Sydney McMahon as executors) to Samuel Linton of Meadow Street East St Kilda Gentleman - C/T 3915-899.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3915-899 - Arthur Vincent Kirkwood of "The Steyne" Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Jun 1945 p2.
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 614; Folio: 99; Page: 1; GSU roll: 542671."
  13. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 724; Folio: 9; Page: 11; GSU roll: 823350."
  14. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 255; Folio: 74; Page: 15; GSU roll: 1341055.
  15. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 1920; Folio: 39; Page: 13; GSU Roll: 6097030."
  16. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  17. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Jun 1945 p17.
Last Edited1 Sep 2016

Margaret Howells Hooper

F, #674, b. Jun 1867, d. 16 Feb 1958
Probate (Will)* Margaret Howells Linton. Widow. Surrey Hills. 16 Feb 1958. 590/224.1 
Married NameLinton. 
Birth*Jun 1867 Herefordshire, England, Jun Q [Hereford] 6a 468.2,3 
Marriage*6 Jan 1891 Spouse: Samuel Linton. Deputy Registrar Office, Burnie, Emu Bay, TAS, Australia, 1891/13.4
Marriage-Notice*10 Jan 1891At the Registry Office, on Tuesday, Mr A. K. Chapman, registrar, had the pleasure of joining in the holy bonds of matrimony the first couple that have over been married at this office, viz., Mr Samuel Linton and Miss Margaret Howells Hooper. A large number of friends were present at the ceremony, which went off to the satisfaction of all concerned. Amongst the guests was the Rev. G. G. Grove, of Victoria, who at the conclusion of the ceremony gave a short address, wishing the happy couple all joy and prosperity. Jan. 6.5 
Marriage-Notice17 Jan 1891LINTON-HOOPER. - At Emu Bay, on January 6, Samuel Linton, Esq., late of Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Margaret Howells, the oldest daughter of George Hooper, Esq., of Pinewood, Penguin.6 
Widow15 Jun 1945Margaret Howells Hooper became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Linton.7 
Death*16 Feb 1958 Surrey Hills, VIC, Australia, #D1831 age 91 [par George HOOPER & Harriet ELLIOTT].7 
Death-Notice*17 Feb 1958LINTON. — On February 16th, at Surrey Hills, Margaret Howells, wife of the late Samuel.
So He giveth His beloved sleep.
No flowers, by request.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Caledonia Villa, Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England(Head of Household) Samuel Linton;
Age 25 - Living on own Means - Lodger9
1909Meadow Street, East St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Linton.10
1919Clontarf, Meadow Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Linton. With Ruth Elliott Linton Eva Mary Linton.11

Family

Samuel Linton b. Jun 1855, d. 15 Jun 1945
Children 1.Margaret Elsie Linton b. Sep 1891, d. 1968
 2.Eva Mary Linton b. 29 Aug 1892, d. 17 May 1984
 3.Edith Geraldine Linton b. 27 Sep 1893, d. 18 Nov 1975
 4.Cecil Arthur Linton b. 22 Jan 1896, d. 28 Jul 1918
 5.Ruth Elliott Linton b. 12 Sep 1897, d. 15 Jun 1989
 6.George Henry Linton b. 29 Jan 1899, d. 12 Nov 1987
 7.Beatrice Emma Linton b. 20 Oct 1900, d. 29 Oct 1998
 8.Kathleen Harriet Mary Linton b. 1903, d. 3 Jul 1982
 9.Winifred Katharine Linton b. 1908, d. 9 May 2005

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2747; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 457.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1831 age 91 [par George HOOPER & Harriet ELLIOTT]."
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania "RGD37/1/50 no 108 - see certificate."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner: 10 Jan 1891 p7.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury Hobart: 17 Jan 1891 p4.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 17 Feb 1958, p12.
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 1920; Folio: 39; Page: 13; GSU Roll: 6097030."
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited23 Apr 2015

Eva Mary Linton

F, #675, b. 29 Aug 1892, d. 17 May 1984
Father*Samuel Linton b. Jun 1855, d. 15 Jun 1945
Mother*Margaret Howells Hooper b. Jun 1867, d. 16 Feb 1958
Probate (Will)* Eva Mary Linton. Spinster. Box Hill N. 17 May 1984. 943/632.1       
Birth*29 Aug 1892 Pinewood, Penguin, TAS, Australia, Ulverstone #B2823.2,3 
Birth-Notice*31 Aug 1892LINTON.-On 29th August, at Pinewood, Penguin, the wife of Samuel Linton, of a daughter.4 
Death*17 May 1984 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #D11090 age 91 -- as LINTON.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919Clontarf, Meadow Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel Linton and Margaret Howells Linton and Ruth Elliott Linton.6

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P14, unit 299; VPRS 7591/P10, unit 61.
  2. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania "Document ID: NAME_INDEXES:1048839
    Resource RGD33/1/74 no 2823."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D11090 age 91 -- as LINTON."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner: 31 Aug 1892 p1.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited23 Apr 2015

Margaret Elsie Linton

F, #676, b. Sep 1891, d. 1968
Father*Samuel Linton b. Jun 1855, d. 15 Jun 1945
Mother*Margaret Howells Hooper b. Jun 1867, d. 16 Feb 1958
Birth*Sep 1891 Herefordshire, England, Sep Q [Hereford] 6a 477.1,2 
Death*1968 Surrey Hills, VIC, Australia, #D16812 age 76 -- as LINTON.1 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16812 age 76 -- as LINTON."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
Last Edited22 Apr 2014

Edith Geraldine Linton

F, #677, b. 27 Sep 1893, d. 18 Nov 1975
Father*Samuel Linton b. Jun 1855, d. 15 Jun 1945
Mother*Margaret Howells Hooper b. Jun 1867, d. 16 Feb 1958
Probate (Will)* Edith Geraldine Linton. Spinster. Box Hill North. 18 Nov 1975. 805/825.1       
Birth*27 Sep 1893 Emu Bay, TAS, Australia, Emu Bay #B604.2,3 
Death*18 Nov 1975 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #D26616 age 82 -- as LINTON.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1916 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.5,6,7,8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 815; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 602.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D26616 age 82 -- as LINTON."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Australia Birth Index on ancestry.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  6. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  7. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited12 Mar 2015

Kathleen Harriet Mary Linton

F, #678, b. 1903, d. 3 Jul 1982
Father*Samuel Linton b. Jun 1855, d. 15 Jun 1945
Mother*Margaret Howells Hooper b. Jun 1867, d. 16 Feb 1958
Birth*1903 Emu Bay, TAS, Australia, Emu Bay #B0509.1,2 
Death*3 Jul 1982 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #D15331 age 79 -- as LINTON.1 
Probate (Will)* Kathleen Harriet M Linton. Spinster. Box Hill North. 03 Jul 1982. 908/613.3 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D15331 age 79 -- as LINTON."
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Australia Birth Index on ancestry.
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P12, unit 213; VPRS 7591/P8, unit 43.
Last Edited22 Apr 2014

Philip Lang

M, #679, b. 15 Dec 1914, d. 16 Jul 1998
Father*William Lang b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
Mother*Norah Owenson b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Birth*15 Dec 1914 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B878/1915 [reg Berwick]. 
Military*4 Dec 1939Enlisted for military service: Australian Army VX2324. Discharged 28 Aug 1945. Staff Sergeant 2/3 COMPANY AASC.1 
Death*16 Jul 1998 Geelong, VIC, Australia.2 

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/,
    Name      LANG, PHILLIP
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX2324
    Date of Birth      15 Dec 1914
    Place of Birth      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      4 Dec 1939
    Locality on Enlistment      BEACONSFIELD UPPER, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      SOUTH MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      LANG, WILLIAM
    Date of Discharge      28 Aug 1945
    Rank      Staff Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge      2/3 COMPANY AASC
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Greenham/Thomas/Robb/Brewer Family Tree - Owner: RosGreenham56.
Last Edited30 Sep 2011

William Lang

M, #680, b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
William LANG
(1881-1961)
Father*William Lang b. 1855, d. 15 Nov 1922
Mother*Theresa Charlotte Schlipalius b. 14 Nov 1863, d. 16 Jul 1955
Education* Lived at Muddy Creek and walked to school at Beaconsfield (Stony Creek.) 
Birth*11 Jun 1881 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B18575.1,2 
Marriage*7 Oct 1905 Spouse: Norah Owenson. VIC, Australia, #M7653.3,2
 
Land-Note*1924 5a Lot 16c SecD + 3 ac Water reserve
built a four room cottage - ???? 
Land-UBeac13 May 1941 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8). Transfer from Herbert Ivan Montgomery Hay Emily Mary Olinda Hay to William Lang. Caveat lodged on 6 Aug 1926.4 
Death*30 Aug 1961 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D16229 age 80.5,2 
Land-Note*5 Sep 1962 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8): William Lang died on 30 August 1961. Probate of his will has been granted to Harry Lang of Woodlands Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.6 
Land-UBeac*2 Aug 1984 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8). Transfer from William Lang to Harry Lang.7 
Village Bell*Apr 1986The article reads: THE LANGS AND “WOODLAND” IN TELEGRAPH ROAD
The Lang family story is probably representative in many ways of what life was like in this district in the past hundred years, in the days before the majority of residents were wage and salary earners in regular employment, or retired.
The name Lang is lowland Scottish and the record starts with Harry’s great-great grandfather, John Lang of Paisley, who married Mary Lamont in 1819. His son James of Kilmarnock came to Australia and settled near the Muddy Creek. His wife was Catherine Shankland. He was a wheelwright by trade and worked for the railways. His children were Harry’s grandfather, William, who married Theresa Schlipalaus; James, who married Emma Schlipalaus in 1875 and had 12 children; May and Elizabeth. One of William’s seven children was Harry’s father William Junior, who married Nora Owenson and had six children. A sister of William Junior married into the Ruddock family, who had a general store at Dromana. The Schlipalaus family appears in other local records.
Young William walked from Muddy Creek to school at Beaconsfield North, our original State School beside Stoney Creek Road, where there is a water standpipe. As a young single man he worked in Upper Beaconsfield, carting supplies from Kerwin’s store on the present McBride Road to supply local prospectors and miners. Later he married and worked as a lorry driver for a Prahran store, living at Oakleigh, where the eldest children Bill and Alma were born.
About the time of the First World War he was at Dewhurst, north of Upper Beaconsfield, working as manager of Trinham’s orchard. Thence they moved to his mother’s house “Kalimna” on the west side of Stoney Creek Road, by the bend approaching McArthur Road junction. He commenced employment at McEwans store in Elizabeth Street in the city, travelling to and from the railway station in the local Lancia bus.
After the school was moved to its present location in 1915/16, William bought the site and put up a four-roomed cottage. In the 1970’s when owned by the Degens, timbers were found there marked “William Lang”. It burned down in the 1970’s.
The post-War Depression now struck. William lost his job and lost his house when a tradesman to whom he owed £40 foreclosed for the debt. He went to live with relatives at Buchan and managed as best he could, trapping rabbits, operating a carrier’s licence which cost him one shilling, selling flowers, ferns and gum leaves at Prahran Market. As the Depression eased, he went back to work at McEwans, living at a cottage in Upper Beaconsfield at the west side of the junction of Emerald and Stoney Creek Roads. In the mid-1920’s he moved to “Woodland”, buying from a bank which had presumably foreclosed on a failed mortgage. From “Woodland” he cycled to the station, and in Norman Beaumont’s book “Early Days of Berwick” it is said that people checked their clocks by his punctual passing. Later his son Arthur bought him a Harley Davidson motor-bike and sidecar.
William Junior’s family consisted of Bill, who was well known as the local mail man for many years; Alma, whose husband Mr. Brown ran a milk business from his house near the Upper Beaconsfield garage; Arthur, who worked locally, and later for the railways and as a builder; Phillip, who also worked locally and at Camperdown and served in the Army; Ruth, who married George Butterfield of the Emerald family; and Harry.
Harry’s first job on leaving school was as handyman for the Late General Morris of Foott Road. He then worked in orchards at Upper Pakenham and, together with his brother Philip, at a passionfruit plantation at Dromana. He supplied vegetables to George Thomson, who had a greengrocery round before opening his local real estate business. Like his father, Harry was a selftaught builder and he recalls working together at a house for Tattersalls at the corner of the present Split Rock Road and Norbury Roads, later Mrs. Norbury’s (senior). He retained his interest in methods of building in the various countries he saw during Army service. At the age of 23 he enlisted in the 6th Division, 7th Battallion, and saw six years service in Libya, Greece, Crete, New Guinea and the Islands, including an eight day’s escape in a landing craft from German occupied Crete. After demobilisation he returned to “Woodland” where he raised cattle and planted a citrus orchard. He lived with his mother who died in her nineties.
About the history of the picturesque old weatherboard house “Woodland”, little seems to be known. Old Parish plans show it to have been owned by Dr. Blair, and the London Chartered Bank. It most likely dates from the 1890’s and for a time it was a home for female inebriates, probably for those who could afford a “health holiday” in the salubrious hills. A map dated 1899 shows the house as “Walnut Grove”, named for a former stand of trees growing on the property and overlooking the Welcome Gully, so called.
Ruth Butterfield has a copy of an old photo obtained by Fay Smith of the school. It shows a muster at “Woodlands” of men on horseback and on foot, about 1912, who were gathered to search for a lost boy. He was never found, and was thought to have fallen into one of the many mine shafts left by prospectors in the neighbouring gullies. The old house has changed little in appearance since the photograph was taken.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With William Lang and Theresa Charlotte Lang.9
1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With William Lang and Theresa Charlotte Lang and Theresa Lang.10
bt 1914 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Norah Lang.11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25

Family

Norah Owenson b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Children 1.William John Lang+ b. 6 Sep 1906, d. 10 Jan 1976
 2.Albert Dudley Lang b. 1908, d. 21 Sep 1910
 3.Alma Winifred Lang b. 2 Feb 1911, d. 7 Dec 1961
 4.Arthur Allan Lang b. 6 Dec 1912, d. 4 Apr 1970
 5.Philip Lang b. 15 Dec 1914, d. 16 Jul 1998
 6.Harry Lang b. 6 May 1916, d. 7 Jan 1987
 7.Ruth Florence Lang+ b. 1 Aug 1919, d. 15 Feb 2016

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Mar 1925, THURSDAY, MARCH 19. At Eleven O'Clock. On the Premises.
    WOODLAND, WALNUT GROVE, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. NINE-ROOMED HOUSE, Fully FURNISHED, With About 22½ Acres. Two Acres Orchard, to be Offered in One Lot. If Not Sold the FURNITURE Will be Sold WITHOUT RESERVE.
    This is a Great Chance to Secure the Making of a Fine Guest House, on a DEPOSIT of £150, Balance Arranged for the Buyer.
    Also,
    CAVERSHAM, Telegraph Road (Nearby). VERY NATTY CONCRETE FIVE-ROOMED VILLA. Furnished, and in Good Order, With Very Many Conveniences, 2½ Acres Land. Young Orchard in Bearing. Deposit Only £50, Balance in Easy Payments.
    Also, SIX LOVELY WEEK-END BLOCKS, On Middle Road. Popular Terms—£2 Deposit Balance 20/ Monthly.
    Further Particulars Apply. P. SPARGO, auctioneer. 366 Bourke street. Central 11332.26

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18575."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Greenham/Thomas/Robb/Brewer Family Tree - Owner: RosGreenham56.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7653."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164 - William Lang of Upper Beaconsfield Foreman Packer.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16229 age 80."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164 - Harry Lang of Woodlands Upper Beaconsfield is now the proprietor.
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 049-1986 p11+12 - by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan."
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 "as William LANG & Teresa LANG & William LANG."
  10. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905 "as William LANG & Teresa LANG & Lottie LANG & William LANG."
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  15. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  18. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  19. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  20. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  21. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  22. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  23. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  24. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  25. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Mar 1925, p4.
Last Edited10 Mar 2017

Norah Owenson

F, #681, b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Norah LANG (nee OWENSON)
(1876-1972)
Married NameLang. 
Birth*11 Sep 1876 North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B23744 [Hotham].1,2,3 
Marriage*7 Oct 1905 Spouse: William Lang. VIC, Australia, #M7653.4,2
 
Widow30 Aug 1961Norah Owenson became a widow upon the death of her husband William Lang.5,2 
Death*11 Oct 1972 Camperdown, VIC, Australia, #D24416 (Age 95) [par John OWENSON & Nora KELLY].1,2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Kanoona, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia6,7,8
bt 1914 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Lang.9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23

Family

William Lang b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
Children 1.William John Lang+ b. 6 Sep 1906, d. 10 Jan 1976
 2.Albert Dudley Lang b. 1908, d. 21 Sep 1910
 3.Alma Winifred Lang b. 2 Feb 1911, d. 7 Dec 1961
 4.Arthur Allan Lang b. 6 Dec 1912, d. 4 Apr 1970
 5.Philip Lang b. 15 Dec 1914, d. 16 Jul 1998
 6.Harry Lang b. 6 May 1916, d. 7 Jan 1987
 7.Ruth Florence Lang+ b. 1 Aug 1919, d. 15 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D24416 age 95 [par John OWENSON & Nora KELLY]."
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Greenham/Thomas/Robb/Brewer Family Tree - Owner: RosGreenham56.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7653."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16229 age 80."
  6. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  7. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  8. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  11. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  12. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  13. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  16. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  17. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  18. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  19. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  20. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  21. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  22. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  23. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
Last Edited25 Jan 2017

Albert Dudley Lang

M, #682, b. 1908, d. 21 Sep 1910
Father*William Lang b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
Mother*Norah Owenson b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Birth*1908 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #B25789.1 
Inquest21 Sep 1910Inquest held Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #1910/877. Albert LANG. Cause of death: Drowned.2 
Death*21 Sep 1910 Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #D10359 (Age 2.)3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Sep 1910, DROWNED IN POSTHOLE.
    The death of Albert Dudley Lang, living with his pircnts in Howden street, Oakleigh, has been reported to the coroner. The child, who was only 2 years of age was playnig with his brother, aged 4 years in a vacant allotment near his home on Wednesday evening when he fell, head downwards into a post-hole, in which there was about a foot of water. When found a little later he was dead. A magisterial inquiry will be held.4

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B25789."
  2. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 857, item 1910/877.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D10359 age 2."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 22 Sep 1910, p4.
Last Edited25 Jan 2017

Alma Winifred Lang

F, #683, b. 2 Feb 1911, d. 7 Dec 1961
Father*William Lang b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
Mother*Norah Owenson b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Married NameBrown. 
Birth*2 Feb 1911 Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #B5852.1,2 
Education*21 Oct 1918 Upper Beaconsfield SS2560. Previously at Windsor SS1896. Father William Lang, labourer, living 3½ miles from school. Left for Home duties 17 Mar 1925.3 
Marriage* Spouse: Leonard Arthur Brown. VIC, Australia.
 
Death*7 Dec 1961 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D23019 (Age 50) - as BROWN.4,5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1934Woodlands, Walnut Grove, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.6
1954Woodlands, Walnut Grove, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William John Lang and Margaret Phyllis Lang and Harry Lang.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Dec 1961, Death Of Upper Beaconsfield Resident. Upper Beaconsfield and other district friends of Mr. Leonard A. Brown, of Emerald Rd., Beaconsfield, were saddened at the news of the death of his wife, Alma Winifred, at Dandenong on December 7. Aged 50 years, the late Mrs. Brown was the daughter of Mrs. Lang, of Beaconsfield, and the late Mr. Lang, and the loved foster mother of Tommy. Many relatives and friends paid their last respects at the Springvale Crematorium on Monday of last week, when the funeral took place.8

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B5852."
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: gives birth date as 2 Feb 1911.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    cremated remains scattered at Springvale 11 Dec 1961.
  6. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  7. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  8. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "21 Dec 1961, p5."
Last Edited31 Aug 2018

Arthur Allan Lang

M, #684, b. 6 Dec 1912, d. 4 Apr 1970
Father*William Lang b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
Mother*Norah Owenson b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Probate (Will)* Arthur Allan Lang. Carpenter. Carnegie. 04 Apr 1970. 712/297.1 
Birth*6 Dec 1912 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B868/1913 [reg Berwick].2 
Military*21 Mar 1941Enlisted for military service: Australian Army V53904. Discharge Unknown. Signalman SIGNALS 4 DIVISION. NOK Ina.3 
Marriage*29 Mar 1941 Spouse: Ina Mary Vincent. Carnegie, VIC, Australia.4
 
Death*4 Apr 1970 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D7103 (Age 57.)5 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 911; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 152.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B868/1913 [reg Berwick]."
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      LANG, ARTHUR ALLAN
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      V53904
    Date of Birth      6 Dec 1912
    Place of Birth      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      21 Mar 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      NORTH CARLTON, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      CARLTON, VIC
    Next of Kin      LANG, INA
    Date of Discharge      Unknown
    Rank      Signalman
    Posting at Discharge      SIGNALS 4 DIVISION
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, "AndersHarris" viewed Dec 2010.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited25 Jan 2017

William John Lang

M, #685, b. 6 Sep 1906, d. 10 Jan 1976
Father*William Lang b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
Mother*Norah Owenson b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Birth*6 Sep 1906 Hotham West, VIC, Australia, #B27448.1,2 
Marriage*1930 Spouse: Margaret Phyllis Fadersen. VIC, Australia, #M1300.3
 
(Best Man) Marriage5 Feb 1940William John Lang was the best man at the wedding of Sheila Kathleen Murfett and John Glismann on 5 Feb 1940 at St John's Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.4 
Land-UBeac*25 Jun 1951 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 4). Transfer from Robert 'Roy' Hayball to William John Lang.5 
Land-UBeac*12 Oct 1951 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 5.6pt). Transfer from Lilian Elizabeth Paxton to William John Lang.6 
Death*10 Jan 1976 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D1234 (Age 69.)7 
Land-Note*18 May 1976 William John Lang (herein called William Lang) died on 10th January 1976 Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to Public Trustee.8 
Village Bell*Apr 1988The article reads: NEW SHOPS FOR UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
The little old house between the Store and the Chemist, will be gone after Easter. Of recent years it has seen a variety of residents and craft sales. New owners, Mr. & Mrs. Russo of Officer, intend to build 3 new shops on this site, one of which will be a green-grocery run by Mr. Bill Wynen, formerly of Berwick.
Mr. John Glismann tells us that this land was owned by Shorthouse Coaches and the shed on the site used as a blacksmith shop. A Mr. Horner bought the area and subdivided the blocks. In the early thirties Bill Lang and John Glismann built the present house from materials taken from a shop which was being demolished on the now Roynan property in Salisbury Road. The house was built for a Mr. Paxton who operated a green-grocers store there for many years before moving to a green-grocers store in Berwick. After this period, Bill Lang bought the house, and lived there and ran the mail run for many years, his widow lived there until moving into Highland Park where she died a few years ago.
How interesting to have a green-grocers shop on the very site of the original green-grocers store.9 
(Mentioned) Village BellMay 1988The article reads: THE OLD LANG HOUSE REVISITED
A lovely letter from Mr. John Glismann pointed out (very gently) errors in my article in the last issue. Mr. Ken Hudson wrote in on the same subject. It almost seems worthwhile making a mistake to find out that people read "The Bell"!
As far as we can ascertain from Messrs. Glismann and Hudson, the original land owner was Mr. Shorthouse who had stables on the area. He sold to J. Nathan who subdivided the land keeping the site of the now general store.
John Glismann built the original store for J. Nathan on this site using part of the Shorthouse stables for the rear wall - drawings of this building were retained by John Glismann and recently handed to the Pakenham Historical Society.
Mr. Paxton bought the block where "Langs" house now stands and Tom Gilpin and his brother Jim built the house and shop on this site for him.
If anyone has more information on this matter we would be delighted to hear from you.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1928Woodlands, Walnut Grove, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.11
bt 1931 - 1934"Woodlands", Walnut Grove, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Margaret Phyllis Lang.12,13
1954Woodlands, Walnut Grove, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Margaret Phyllis Lang. With Harry Lang Alma Winifred Lang.14

Grave

  • St John's Church Memorial Garden, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia15,2

Family

Margaret Phyllis Fadersen b. 1908, d. Nov 1983
Child 1.Ernie 'Snowy' Lang b. 21 Oct 1932, d. 30 May 2009

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B27448."
  2. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, William John Lang born 6 Sep 1906 died 10 Jan 1976.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Feb 1940, p8.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5553-527 - William (John) Lang of Emerald Road Beaconsfield Upper Transport Driver.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5668-473 + C/T 5694-799 - William John Lang of Upper Beaconsfield Transport Driver.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5553-527 - William John Lang (herein called William Lang) died on 10th January 1976 Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to Public Trustee.
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "061-1988, p13 by J. Ballinger."
  10. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "062-1988, p11 by Jeanette Ballinger."
  11. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  12. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  13. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  14. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  15. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited28 Nov 2018

Harry Lang

M, #686, b. 6 May 1916, d. 7 Jan 1987
Father*William Lang b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
Mother*Norah Owenson b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Birth*6 May 1916 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B9308.1 
Military*20 Oct 1939Enlisted for military service: Australian Army VX5801. Discharged 12 Oct 1945 Sergeant INFANTRY 2/7 BATTALION.2 
Land-Note*5 Sep 1962 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8): William Lang died on 30 August 1961. Probate of his will has been granted to Harry Lang of Woodlands Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.3 
Land-UBeac*2 Aug 1984 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 8). Transfer from William Lang to Harry Lang.4 
Village BellApr 1986The article reads: THE LANGS AND “WOODLAND” IN TELEGRAPH ROAD
The Lang family story is probably representative in many ways of what life was like in this district in the past hundred years, in the days before the majority of residents were wage and salary earners in regular employment, or retired.
The name Lang is lowland Scottish and the record starts with Harry’s great-great grandfather, John Lang of Paisley, who married Mary Lamont in 1819. His son James of Kilmarnock came to Australia and settled near the Muddy Creek. His wife was Catherine Shankland. He was a wheelwright by trade and worked for the railways. His children were Harry’s grandfather, William, who married Theresa Schlipalaus; James, who married Emma Schlipalaus in 1875 and had 12 children; May and Elizabeth. One of William’s seven children was Harry’s father William Junior, who married Nora Owenson and had six children. A sister of William Junior married into the Ruddock family, who had a general store at Dromana. The Schlipalaus family appears in other local records.
Young William walked from Muddy Creek to school at Beaconsfield North, our original State School beside Stoney Creek Road, where there is a water standpipe. As a young single man he worked in Upper Beaconsfield, carting supplies from Kerwin’s store on the present McBride Road to supply local prospectors and miners. Later he married and worked as a lorry driver for a Prahran store, living at Oakleigh, where the eldest children Bill and Alma were born.
About the time of the First World War he was at Dewhurst, north of Upper Beaconsfield, working as manager of Trinham’s orchard. Thence they moved to his mother’s house “Kalimna” on the west side of Stoney Creek Road, by the bend approaching McArthur Road junction. He commenced employment at McEwans store in Elizabeth Street in the city, travelling to and from the railway station in the local Lancia bus.
After the school was moved to its present location in 1915/16, William bought the site and put up a four-roomed cottage. In the 1970’s when owned by the Degens, timbers were found there marked “William Lang”. It burned down in the 1970’s.
The post-War Depression now struck. William lost his job and lost his house when a tradesman to whom he owed £40 foreclosed for the debt. He went to live with relatives at Buchan and managed as best he could, trapping rabbits, operating a carrier’s licence which cost him one shilling, selling flowers, ferns and gum leaves at Prahran Market. As the Depression eased, he went back to work at McEwans, living at a cottage in Upper Beaconsfield at the west side of the junction of Emerald and Stoney Creek Roads. In the mid-1920’s he moved to “Woodland”, buying from a bank which had presumably foreclosed on a failed mortgage. From “Woodland” he cycled to the station, and in Norman Beaumont’s book “Early Days of Berwick” it is said that people checked their clocks by his punctual passing. Later his son Arthur bought him a Harley Davidson motor-bike and sidecar.
William Junior’s family consisted of Bill, who was well known as the local mail man for many years; Alma, whose husband Mr. Brown ran a milk business from his house near the Upper Beaconsfield garage; Arthur, who worked locally, and later for the railways and as a builder; Phillip, who also worked locally and at Camperdown and served in the Army; Ruth, who married George Butterfield of the Emerald family; and Harry.
Harry’s first job on leaving school was as handyman for the Late General Morris of Foott Road. He then worked in orchards at Upper Pakenham and, together with his brother Philip, at a passionfruit plantation at Dromana. He supplied vegetables to George Thomson, who had a greengrocery round before opening his local real estate business. Like his father, Harry was a selftaught builder and he recalls working together at a house for Tattersalls at the corner of the present Split Rock Road and Norbury Roads, later Mrs. Norbury’s (senior). He retained his interest in methods of building in the various countries he saw during Army service. At the age of 23 he enlisted in the 6th Division, 7th Battallion, and saw six years service in Libya, Greece, Crete, New Guinea and the Islands, including an eight day’s escape in a landing craft from German occupied Crete. After demobilisation he returned to “Woodland” where he raised cattle and planted a citrus orchard. He lived with his mother who died in her nineties.
About the history of the picturesque old weatherboard house “Woodland”, little seems to be known. Old Parish plans show it to have been owned by Dr. Blair, and the London Chartered Bank. It most likely dates from the 1890’s and for a time it was a home for female inebriates, probably for those who could afford a “health holiday” in the salubrious hills. A map dated 1899 shows the house as “Walnut Grove”, named for a former stand of trees growing on the property and overlooking the Welcome Gully, so called.
Ruth Butterfield has a copy of an old photo obtained by Fay Smith of the school. It shows a muster at “Woodlands” of men on horseback and on foot, about 1912, who were gathered to search for a lost boy. He was never found, and was thought to have fallen into one of the many mine shafts left by prospectors in the neighbouring gullies. The old house has changed little in appearance since the photograph was taken.5 
Death*7 Jan 1987 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D4077 (Age 70) [par William LANG & Nora OWENSON].6 
Village Bell*Feb 1987The article reads: It was only as recently as April 1986, that we printed some notes about the Lang family and their farm, “Woodland” in Telegraph Road, from information given by Harry Lang. Sadly, we now record his obituary.
Harry was born in Upper Beaconsfield in 1916, one of six children of William and Nora (nee Owenson) Lang. He attended the state School and later he worked in the locality. At the age of twenty- three he enlisted in the Army’s 7th Battalion, 6th Division, and saw six years service in Libya, Greece, Crete, New Guinea and the Islands. He returned to live with his father and mother at “Woodland”.
Harry was a kind and helpful neighbour, and in the words of Norman Beaumont he was “a real bushman”. He seemed able to turn his hand to anything: cattle, logging and timber working, building and plumbing. These words will be read by many residents whom he has helped with his knowledge and skill. He was knowledgeable too about the flowers and wild birds and encouraged them around his house.
Unfortunately, on Wednesday, 7th January, Harry suffered a heart attack, and despite the efforts of his neighbours, Steve and Margery Vasko, and the doctor, he passed away.7 
Village BellJun 1994The article reads: HEARSAY HISTORY - PART TWO Our neighbour Harry Lang, of “Woodland”, now 21 Walnut Grove, told us that there was once a stand of walnut trees on the Telegraph Road side of the property. He recalled a Mr. Buckland, a timber getter who took out the big trees on our place. He occupied a very small hut on a shelf cut on the hillside, with a waterhole close by, on our “Wattle Paddock”. His horse team dragged long logs along one side of the Sailor's Gully, crossed it near the top end, and down the other side to Telegraph Road, where they were loaded on jinkers for transport. Traces remain of his tracks, his flowers, and big logs that he felled but could not take out.
When Harry was a youth in the 1920’s he worked on building the Milk Bar in the village, for the Burton family. Harry Burton lived at “Melburnia” in A’Beckett Road. The Milk Bar was the “Cormore Tea Room” with the Cormore orchards close by. The north wall could be swung open, giving a view of the orchards beside the village street. Harry served under Lt. Col. Burton in the War.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954Woodlands, Walnut Grove, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With William John Lang and Margaret Phyllis Lang and Alma Winifred Lang.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Sep 1941, WITH OUR DIGGERS ABROAD. Evacuated From Crete In Barge Crowded With 139 Men. EIGHT DAYS ADRIFT WITH MEAGRE FOOD AND WATER Suffering So Great One Man Took Own Life. A DRIFT at sea for eight days, without sighting ship, or land, in a small barge, with a makeshift sail, crowded with 138 men, rations so short that they were reduced to eating toothpaste, and conditions eventually so unbearable, that one man shot himself—such are the experiences, from which the writer of a letter received in Camperdown recently, survived in the evacuation from Crete. To come safely through this and then be killed during an air raid, shortly afterwards was, however, the fate of one man—and on his twenty-first birthday.
    But let the writer, Corporal H. Lang, of Upper Beaconsfield, describe the appalling experiences in his own words, as he did in the letter, which was to his brother-in-law. Mr. G. Butterfield.
    ON SHELLED SHIP
    "On our way to Crete," he says our ship was shelled. However, the Navy came along and we jumped across—just like stepping onto he platform of a railway station.
    STARTED LIKE A HOLIDAY
    "Our first couple of weeks in Crete were like a holiday, although lorry spoilt things by dropping paratroops. They would have been mopped up quick and lively only for his planes dive bombing and machine aunnino; from daylight till dark.
    "We pulled out one night, and marched till daylight. We did 20 miles in one stretch, stopping at a deserted village at midnight. Next night, we marched for five or six miles and fought a rearguard action for three days. Water and tucker were short.
    JUST MISSED LAST BOAT
    "On the evening of May 31, we made for the beach. It was an awful five miles down a rock gully, which would make a mountain goat think twice, before he tackled it. However, we arrived at the beach front, only to find we had missed the boats by the skin of our teeth. Only a few at the head of the column got on the last barge.
    At nine o'clock the same evening a mechanised landing craft pulled out with 139 aboard including myself. This craft was 35 feet long, 18 feet wide, with two Chrysler marine petrol engines.
    A LOT TO CHANCE
    "Before starting, we had to cut the anchor cable, which was twisted around one of the screw shafts and without knowing just what petrol, water and, rations were aboard, we made for two small islands about 30 miles away, using one engine. "We had only got out about five miles, when Jerry came over and bombed the village behind the shores we had just left. Fortunately there was a thick haze over the water and he did not spot us.
    WELL FOUND ON ISLAND
    "On arriving at the smallest of the islands, we tied up in a small cove overhung by rock. It took us about three hours to get the anchor cable untwisted from the screw shaft and the water was icy "We were lucky enough to find a well on the island, but owing to the lack of containers were only able to take on about 140 gallons. There were two cases of bully beef and two tins of biscuits down the engine hold and a bit of tucker, which some of the boys brought with them.
    PETROL RUNS OUT
    "We left the island that evening at 9 o'clock. The petrol only lasted 12 hours, and it looked as though we were going to be left adrift on the ocean, unless picked up by the Navy, However, we were not idle and with the aid of some spars, which were on board, and a few blankets, we rigged up a crude sail, which helped us along slowly when there happened to be a breeze. And so, living on half a biscuit and a spoonful of bully twice a day and a milk tin of water between two, we rode the sea for eight days, without seeing a boat or land.
    SHOT HIMSELF
    "Water and grub were getting just about done, when one chap, a Palestinian shot him self. Others were drinking salt water and eating toothpaste and quite a few, myself included, were seasick. "There was hardly room to move on the barge. I only had shirt, singlet and trousers on and they were lousy.
    LAND SIGHTED
    "However, late on the afternoon of the eighth day, land was sighted and at 2 o'clock on the morning of the ninth day, we landed on the barren shores and staggered around like new born calves. "Before daylight, a well had been found about 200 yards away and we used our last bit of bully for breakfast, two spoonsful per man.
    MORE LUCK
    "Our luck held, for a couple of the boys recognised that particular part of the country and went to find the road, which they located about four miles away. They stopped some trucks and got grub, tea and sugar. One chap went back 20 miles to a Tommy truck to get transport for us.
    A REAL TOMMY WELCOME
    "The trucks arrived and took us to the Tommy camp and what a welcome we got! They gave us a whopping big feed—its a wonder it didn't kill us, also oranges and 60 cigarettes. Smokes were very scarce on the trip over. One Tommy asked half a dozen of us, if we would like a drop of Scotch. I am still a teetotaller but I was first over to the truck to get a nip, and it was the goods.
    "That afternoon we made a truck trip of about 100 miles to the rail head arriving there after dark. We had another, feed and slept there till morning. "Just before morning, Jerry staged an air raid. One chap who came over with us was killed and it was on his twenty-first birthday, too.
    WELL EARNED RELAXATION
    "By 6 a.m. we were on the train back to the camp we were in before leaving for Greece. On our arrival, a welcome Comforts Fund distribution was made. We left there for our Palestine camp later on, and are now enjoying four days relaxation, at the beach. "So now you know, how with luck and providence, I am able to write this letter. The spot we landed at by the way is not so far from the part that Jerry is now holding over there. "There were only 12 of my battalion and only 22 Aussies all told on the barge—some New Zealanders, a couple of Palestinians and Greeks, and the rest Pommies.
    "The only time I intend to get in a small boat again will be on a river and the river won't need to be too wide either!"10
  • 15 Feb 1943, EXPLOITS OF 2 VICTORIANS AT WAU
    From an "Argus" War Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUINEA.
    Sun: During the Japanese attack on Wau recently 2 Victorian sergeants with a small party were holding an important recaptured section on a razorback ridge about 2 miles SE of the township. On the morning of February 6, the day of the heavy air raid on Wau, enemy troops, from a position lower down the ridge, were firing on the sergeants' position with a heavy machinegun flanked and protected by a light machinegun.
    Other Japanese were laying out marking strips for their own aircraft. While Pioneer Sergeant Harry Lang, of Beaconsfield, Gippsland, dealt with the striplayers, Transport Sgt Frank Hall, of Notting Hill, near Oakleigh, dashed in on the flank of the heavy machinegun. He killed 2 of its crew with bursts from his tommygun and carried the heavy gun on his back 15 yards to his own dug-in position. He has a remarkable escape from the fire of the light machinegun.
    Meanwhile Sgt Lang had killed 2 of the strip layers and disorganised the others. Remainder of Sgt Lang's section followed them into a gully and killed them with hand grenades.
    The operation was conducted from start to finish by the 2 sergeants, both of whom had been called upon, as had other soldiers in the area, for active tasks outside the usual scope of their work.
    The 2 captured machineguns, with stacks of ammunition, have since been added to Wau's defences.11

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B9308."
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      LANG, HARRY
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX5801
    Date of Birth      6 May 1916
    Place of Birth      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      20 Oct 1939
    Locality on Enlistment      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      DANDENONG, VIC
    Next of Kin      LANG, WILLIAM
    Date of Discharge      12 Oct 1945
    Rank      Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge      INFANTRY 2/7 BATTALION
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-164 - Harry Lang of Woodlands Upper Beaconsfield is now the proprietor.
  5. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 049-1986 p11+12 - by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan."
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "place of birth Upper Beaconsfield."
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 054-1987, p7 by Gary Butterfield, John Milligan."
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 98 - Jun 1994, p15 by John Milligan."
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954), Tue 2 Sep 1941, p1.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Feb 1943, p3.
Last Edited25 Jan 2017

Ruth Florence Lang

F, #687, b. 1 Aug 1919, d. 15 Feb 2016
Father*William Lang b. 11 Jun 1881, d. 30 Aug 1961
Mother*Norah Owenson b. 11 Sep 1876, d. 11 Oct 1972
Married NameButterfield. 
Birth*1 Aug 1919 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B16719.1 
Marriage*1937 Spouse: George Butterfield. VIC, Australia, #M6232.2
 
Widow1984Ruth Florence Lang became a widow upon the death of her husband George Butterfield.3 
Death*15 Feb 2016 Lovely Banks, Cobden, VIC, Australia.4 
Death-Notice*17 Feb 2016BUTTERFIELD (nee Lang). Ruth Florence 1.8.1919 - 15.2.2016 Passed away peacefully at Lovely Banks, Cobden, Victoria. Youngest daughter of William and Nora (dec). Loving wife of George (dec). Loving companion of Graeme. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Miriam, Ray (dec) and George; Ron and Wendy; Gary, Su and Jill. Loving grandmother and Nanna of David, Robert, Judith; Merryn, Laurin; Sophia, Kathryn and Nicole. Loving great grandmother of David Paul, Rebekah; Sion; Sophia; Charlotte, Ryan, Grace, Lucas; Violet and Emerald Skye. Loving aunt of Lynette, Norma, Pam, Alan and David. The bravest, most courageous, loving, determined, adventurous, free spirited and organised person we knew who also happened to be our mother and friend. Already missed, always in our thoughts and hearts.
BUTTERFIELD. A Thanksgiving Service for Ruth Butterfield will be held at the Cobden Uniting Church, 61 Curdie St on MONDAY (Feb. 22, 2016) at 1.30 p. m. A short Service will then be held in the Geelong Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel, Burvilles Rd, Armstrong Creek on TUESDAY (Feb. 23, 2016) commencing at 10.00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Council or Angel Flight would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the Services. MACQUEENS CAMPERDOWN 5593-1107 Funerals.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Sep 2016, Re: RUTH FLORENCE BUTTERFIELD, formerly of 10 Victoria Street, Cobden, Victoria 3266, but late of Lovely Banks Nursing Home, Cobden District Health Services, 5 Victoria Street, Cobden, Victoria, widow, deceased.
    Creditors, next-of-kin and others having claims in respect of the estate of the deceased, who died on 15 February 2016, are required by the deceased’s personal representatives, Gary Sydney Butterfield and Miriam Ruth Cavey, to send particulars to them, care of the undermentioned lawyers, by 1 November 2016, after which date the personal representatives may convey or distribute the assets, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice.
    SLM LAW, lawyers and advisors,
    17 Pike Street, Camperdown 3260.5

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B16719."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Glenhuntly."
  4. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "17 Feb 2016 - viewed online 25 Jan 2017."
  5. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "1 Sep 2016, p 2127."
Last Edited10 Feb 2017

Mary Phillis Balmain

F, #688, b. 21 Sep 1854, d. 7 Feb 1903
Married NameRadcliffe. 
Birth*21 Sep 1854 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B3953/1854 [par Thomas Cubitt BALMAIN & Ellen STEVENSON].1 
Birth-Notice*22 Sep 1854On the 21st instant, at 105 Flinders-lane east, Mrs. T. C. Balmain, of a daughter.2 
Marriage*6 Aug 1890 Spouse: Harold Andrew Radcliffe. Nylora, Elphin-grove, Auburn, VIC, Australia, #M6470.3
 
Marriage-Notice*29 Aug 1890RADCLIFFE-BALMAIN. —On the 6th inst., at Nylora, Elphin-grove, Auburn, by the Rev George Walters, Harold A Radcliffe to Mary Phillis, only daughter of the late Thomas Cubbit Balmain.4 
Land-UBeac*a 1896 GEM-D-60. Transfer from William Johnson to Mary Phillis Radcliffe. 105a 3r 27p. Transfer of leasehold from Wm Johnson to Mary Phillis Radcliffe on 7 Oct 1899. Crown Grant issued 27 Sep 1899. Probably lived there from c1896.5,6 
Land-Note*25 Sep 1899 GEM-D-60: Mortgagee: Hannah Nicholas. Mary Phillis Radcliffe took first out a mortgage from Hannah Clarke, then a further mortgage on 19 Sep 1902 - they were discharged after Mary's death.. Mortgagor was Mary Phillis Balmain.7 
Death*7 Feb 1903 "Braeside", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D412 age 49 [par Thomas Cubitt BALMAIN & Ellen STEVENSON].8 
Death-Notice*9 Feb 1903RADCLIFFE. -On the 7th February, at her residence, Braeside, Upper Beaconsfield, Mary Phillis beloved wife of Harold Radcliffe, only daughter of the late Thomas Cubitt Balmain, aged 48.
RADCLIFFE. -The Friends of Mr H RADCLIFFE are invited to attend the funeral of his late beloved wife, at Kew Cemetery, THIS DAY (Monday, 9th inst), at 3 pm.9 
Land-UBeac*9 Mar 1903 GEM-D-60. Transfer from Mary Phillis Radcliffe to Harold Andrew Radcliffe. Harold Radcliffe registered as proprietor as administrator of his wife's estate.10 
Probate (Will)*4 Apr 1903 Mary P Radcliffe. Married. Beaconsfield. 7 Feb 1903. 86/379. Administration. Files not online.11 

Grave

  • UNIT A 0082 (Unitarian), Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, buried with her parents: 19-Jan-1864 BALMAIN, THOMAS CUBITT 36 / 25-May-1883 BALMAIN, ELLEN 5412

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Jan 1864, Death of father: BALMAIN.—On the 17th inst., at his residence, Thornton-lodge, Kew, Mr. Thomas Cubitt Balmain, of the Victorian Railway Department, and formerly for many years chief clerk in the Public Works Department, aged thirty-six years.13
  • 24 May 1883, Death of mother: BALMAIN-On the 22nd inst, at Ascotvale, Ellen, relict of the late Thomas Cubitt Balmain, aged 54 years.14
  • 18 Nov 1899, BEACONSFIELD RANGES-Comfortable HOME, farm, ferns, fishing, shooting; 1 guinea; visitors met Berwick if advised. Braeside, Upper Beaconsfield.15
  • 21 Jun 1902, BEACONSFIELD RANGES.—Comfortable farm HOME, Fishing, shooting; visitors met at Berwick, if advised. Braeside, Upper Beaconsfield.16
  • 3 Jan 1903, BEACONSFIELD RANGES.—Comfortable Farm HOME, fishing, shooting, bathing ; visitors met Berwick when advised. Braeside, Upper Beaconsfield.17
  • 20 Jan 1903, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—Comfortable Farm HOME, fishing, shooting, bathing; visitors met Berwick when advised. Braeside, Upper Beaconsfield.18

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Sep 1854, p4.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M6470."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1890 p1.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 10914/19.20.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920 - Mary Phillis Radcliffe of "Braeside" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920 - Mary Phillis Radcliffe to Hannah Clarke 25 Sep 1899, 19 Sep 1902,.
  8. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D412 age 49 [par Thomas Cubitt BALMAIN & Ellen STEVENSON]."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Feb 1903 p1.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920 - Memo Harold Andrew Radcliffe of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer is registered as proprietor of the within described land as administrator to whom administration of the estate of Mary Phillis Radcliffe who died on the 7th February 1903 was granted on the 9th March 1903. Dated the 25th May 1903.
  11. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 1108; VPRS 28/P2, unit 641.
  12. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jan 1864, p4.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 May 1883, p1.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Nov 1899 p16.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 21 Jun 1902, p15.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 3 Jan 1903, p15.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 20 Jan 1903, p10.
Last Edited27 Nov 2017

Harold Andrew Radcliffe

M, #689, b. Mar 1856, d. Jun 1928
Land-Note GEM-D-60: this property had a number of tenants or unlisted owners - and was probably re-possessed by Hannah Clarke at some stage - ownership was eventually by Norman Bayles, a solicitor, Hannah Clarke's son-in-law.1,2 
Birth*Mar 1856 Salford, Lancashire, England, Mar Q [Salford] 8d 26.3,4 
Marriage*6 Aug 1890 Spouse: Mary Phillis Balmain. Nylora, Elphin-grove, Auburn, VIC, Australia, #M6470.3
 
Marriage-Notice*29 Aug 1890RADCLIFFE-BALMAIN. —On the 6th inst., at Nylora, Elphin-grove, Auburn, by the Rev George Walters, Harold A Radcliffe to Mary Phillis, only daughter of the late Thomas Cubbit Balmain.5 
Widower7 Feb 1903Harold Andrew Radcliffe became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Phillis Balmain.6 
Land-UBeac*9 Mar 1903 GEM-D-60. Transfer from Mary Phillis Radcliffe to Harold Andrew Radcliffe. Harold Radcliffe registered as proprietor as administrator of his wife's estate.7 
Land-Note*25 May 1903 GEM-D-60: Mortgagee: Hannah Nicholas. Harold Andrew Radcliffe took out a further mortgage from Hannah Clarke - all discharged on 18 Sep 1923. Mortgagor was Harold Andrew Radcliffe.8 
Land-Note*c 1904 GEM-D-60: Leased to Mrs Mason after his wife died.9 
Land-UBeac*c 1905 GEM-D-60. Transfer from Harold Andrew Radcliffe to Hannah Clarke. It is believed that Hannah Clarke became the owner of this property at some stage.10 
Death*Jun 1928 Taumarunui, Auckland, New Zealand, Jun Q #D1277 NZ (age 70.)11 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Jan 1892, RUN OVER BY A HORSE AND TRAP
    Robert Pinson, 42 years of ago, who resides of 628 Lygon-street, was run over last evening in Rathdown-street by a horse and trap as he stepped off a tramcar. Constable M'Cubbin, who was in the vicinity, stopped the driver of the vehicle. He gave his name us Harold A. Radcliffe, of Maribyrnong-rond, Ascotvale, and, according to the constable, was under the influence of liquor. M'Cubbin then turned his attention to the injured man, whom he conveyed to the Melbourne Hospital. There Dr. Crowley examined him, and found that he was much bruised, and had sustained, as well, a fracture of the right leg.12
  • 19 Nov 1900, BEACONSFIELD RANGES. Comfortable HOME, farm, ferns, fishing, shooting; £1/1/; visitors met Berwick if advised. Braeside, Upper Beaconsfield.13
  • 6 Jul 1901, BEACONSFIELD RANGES.-Comfortable HOME on farm, ferns, fishing, shooting; one guinea. Visitors met Berwick if advised. Braeside, Upper Beaconsfield.14
  • 21 Jun 1902, BEACONSFIELD RANGES.-Comfortable farm HOME, Fishing, shooting; visitors met at Berwick, if advised. Braeside, Upper Beaconsfield.15
  • 18 Mar 1903, Clearing Sale BRAESIDE, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. THURSDAY MARCH 26. JOSEPH CLARKE & CO. have received instructions from Mr. H. A. Radcliffe (who has let his property and is leaving the district), to sell by auction on the above, at 12 o'clock sharp, the whole of his first-class household furniture and effects, stock, implements. etc., as under:
    DINING ROOM. 18 chairs, 2 dining tables, oilcloth, screen, lamp, pictures, curtains, etc.
    SITTING ROOM. Square and round table; horse-hair sofa, rosewood sofa, iron chair bed, 2 small tables. 6 rosewood chairs, 9 chairs, music stool, cedar shelves, double lampstand and lamp, brack ets, pictures, fender and irons, oilcloth, 3 pair curtains, hearth rug mats etc.
    KITCHEN. 2 tables. 5 chairs, sofa meatenfes, crockery, cutlery, flour-box, churn, salting trough, mangle, etc.
    BEDROOM NO. 1. Double bedstead and wire mattress, wire stretcher, cedar and mahogany chests of drawers, dressing table and glass, washstand and ware, cane chairs, carpet, oilcloths, mats. &c. also eleven other bedrooms all completely furnished.
    STOCK AND IMPLEMENTS. 3 cows, 2 calves, 2 horses, broken to everything, 3 pigs, 16 sheep, lot of fowls ... dogcart, plough, roller, harrows, scarifier, set double harrness, 3 saddles, harness of all descriptions; chaffcutter, 10 tons chaff, lot barbed wire, and farm and garden tools of all descriptions.
    Joseph Clarke, & Co., stock and station agents. Dandenong, Poowong, Bass, and Korumburra.16
  • 14 Mar 1904, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. - "BRAESIDE," dwelling, stables, cowsheds, &c; land 106 acres, orchard; low rental. Martin & Donald, 237 Collins-st.17

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920.
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Johnston William Farmer     owner     1885          106     N11          
         owner     1886                         N11          
         owner     1887                         N10          
         owner     1888     Cardinia Creek          House     106     N50          
         owner     1889                         N50     arrears reduced by court     
    Johnston William Farmer     owner     1890     GEM     Lot 60     House     106     N25          
         owner     1891                                   
         owner     1892                         N20          
         owner     1893                         N15     arr     
         owner     1894                         N15          
    Radcliffe Harold A Farmer     owner     1895                         N15     arr     
         owner     1896                         N15     paid     
         owner     1897                         N15     paid     
         owner     1898                         N15     arr     
         owner     1899                         N18     paid     
    Radcliffe Harold A Farmer     owner     1900     GEM     Lot 60          106     N18          
         owner     1901                         N18     arr     
         owner     1902                         N18     arr     
    Patterson Upper Beac     lessee Radcliffe     1903                                   
    Mason, Mrs Lady     lessee Radcliffe     1904     GEM     Lot 16          106     N16     4.16 arr     
    Mason, Mrs Lady     lessee Radcliffe     1905                         N16     6 arr     
    Bayles Norman, solicitor     owner     1906     GEM     Lot 16          106     N16     paid up     
    Cottell T G          1907          not identified          not identified     N16          
    Cottell T G          1908                    106     N16          
    Cottell Thomas G, beaconsfield Farmer     O     1909                    106     N16     arrears     
    Close, unknown, farmer Beaconsfield     O     1910     GEM     Lot 16          106     N16     arrears     
    Close, Beaconsfield farmer     O     1911                    106     N16     arrears     
    Close, UB farmer     O     1912     GEM     Lot 16          106     N16     arrears     
    Bayles          1913                         N10          
              1914                         N10          
              1921                                   
              1922                                   
    Bayles crossed out: now Rev Eustace Wade, Ridgley College Parkville          1923     GEM     Lot 60          105     N10     paid     also bought Lot 45 from Edward Chase 12.5.1924.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M6470."
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1890 p1.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D412 age 49 [par Thomas Cubitt BALMAIN & Ellen STEVENSON]."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920 - Memo Harold Andrew Radcliffe of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer is registered as proprietor of the within described land as administrator to whom administration of the estate of Mary Phillis Radcliffe who died on the 7th February 1903 was granted on the 9th March 1903. Dated the 25th May 1903.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920 - Harold Andrew Radcliffe to Hannah Clarke 25 May 1903.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920 - Hannah Clarke as mortgagee.
  11. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1892, p8.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Nov 1900, p10.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Jul 1901, p16.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jun 1902, p15.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 18 Mar 1903, p2.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Mar 1904, p2.
Last Edited19 Jan 2016
 

NOTE

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