Cecil Norman De Goey / Carr

M, #7381, b. 1891, d. 6 Nov 1912
Father*Johannes Cornelius De Goey b. 1856, d. 27 Nov 1901
Mother*Amy Elizabeth 'Murtal' Hochstein b. 1865, d. 4 Jul 1943
Birth*1891 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B4790.1 
Death*6 Nov 1912 Chewton, VIC, Australia, #D13739 (Age 21.)2 
Death-Notice*8 Nov 1912CARR.—On the 6th November, at Chewton, Cecil Norman Carr, aged 22 years, youngest son of Mr. H. A. Carr, late of "Toowoomba," Russell-street, Camberwell, accidentally killed by motor accident.
"In the midst of life we are in death."
—(Inserted by his grief-stricken mother, father, and brother.)3 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "as Cecil Norman CARR [son of Henry CARR & Amy Elizabeth HOCKSTEIN]."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Nov 1912, p9.
Last Edited23 Mar 2019

Rupert Havilock De Goey / Hochstein

M, #7382, b. 1897, d. Jan 1898
Mother*Amy Elizabeth 'Murtal' Hochstein b. 1865, d. 4 Jul 1943
Birth*1897 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B12126R (father unknown.)1 
Death*Jan 1898 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D3489 (Age M.)1,2 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    buried at Kew C/E A1025 on 31 January 1898.
Last Edited23 Mar 2019

Leslie Hinton De Goey / Carr

M, #7383, b. 1893, d. 1893
Mother*Amy Elizabeth 'Murtal' Hochstein b. 1865, d. 4 Jul 1943
Death*1893 Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia, #D13663 [as De Goey].1 
Birth*1893 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B14758 [son of Henry CARR & Myrtle HOCHSTEIN].1 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
Last Edited23 Mar 2019

Henry Carr

M, #7384
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Amy Elizabeth 'Murtal' Hochstein. VIC, Australia, #M1902.1
 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 May 1895, ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE. THE SEQUEL TO A STRANGE STORY. A QUESTION OF ALIMONY. CARR V. CARR.
    One of the most extraordinary divorce cases that came before the Victorian Court last year was that of De Goey v. de Goey, in which J. C. de Goey applied for a divorce from his wife, Amy Elizabeth de Goey on the ground of her adultery with Henry Carr, a well-to-do contractor, residing at Brighton. It appeared that the co-respondent was a married man with grown up children. Mr de Goey failed to obtain his divorce, because Mrs Carr came forward and showed "collusion" between the petitioner and the co-respondent, inasmuch as her husband had paid Mr de Goey £1,500 as "compensation" for the loss of his wife.
    The sequel to this remarkable suit came before Mr Justice Williams in the Divorce Court yesterday, when Mrs Mary Anne Carr petitioned for a divorce from her husband, Henry Carr, on the ground of his adultery with Amy Elizabeth de Goey. The petition stated that the petitioner was now 47 years of age and the respondent 50 years. They were married in 1867, and had seven children living, of whom four were grown up.
    Dr. M'Inerney and Mr F J Tucker appeared for the petitioner, and Mr Woolf for the respondent.
    Mr WOOLF said his client admitted the adultery, and desired to be heard merely on the question of alimony.
    Dr M'INERNEY said that the petitioner had made repeated efforts to wean her husband from his infatuation for Mrs de Goey, but they had all failed. In August last, when divorce proceedings were threatened, he made a statutory declaration of his intention to renounce and abandon his acquaintance with Amy Elizabeth de Goey and not to pay any money on her behalf, adding that if he broke his promise his wife was to be at liberty to sue for divorce. The promise was broken, and this suit was the result. The respondent was possessed of considerable property, and the petitioner was entitled to a substantial allowance as alimony.
    The petitioner, in the course of her evidence said that she and her husband lived happily together till five or six years ago, when he became disagreeable towards her, and was often away from home. The first proof she received of his infidelity was a statement by himself in January, 1893. He had been away all the Christmas holiday, and when he came back she was cross. She asked him where he had been spending his time, and he said, "I am living with Mrs de Goey. I have bought her from her husband. She said, "You don't mean de Goey's wife?" He said "Yes." She said, "I know you have been going there a great deal, but I did not dream of this." She thought he was out of his mind - his statement was so incredible. He said, "If you keep quiet for three weeks and don't make any fuss, I shall try to get her husband to take her away." Thinking there was something wrong with his head she promised. He left home again, and she waited for five weeks, seeing him occasionally. At last she demanded to know where he was living, and he said "Don't ask me. The poor devil is dying, and I can't tell you where she is. There's a baby to be born." She then went to Mr de Goey, and then found Mrs de Goey in a house at Hawthorn, with a baby, of which she said the respondent was the father. Next day witness saw her husband. He said, "So you have been to that woman?" She said, " Yes, and I was very much surprised to see her surrounded by such luxuries and my poor children as they are."
    He said, "If you go there again I shall smash you." Witness was told that her husband was then allowing Mrs de Goey £10 a week. The two of them afterwards went to live at Carlton as Mr and Mrs Carr, and then at Fenwick street, Clifton Hill, where he bought her a cottage for £550 and made her a present of it. When witness commenced divorce proceedings last year the respondent made the statutory declaration already referred to. He afterwards took witness with him on a trip to Sydney, but after the first week he became very disagreeable, told her that he did not like her after having lived with Mrs de Goey, and finally returned to Melbourne and resumed his relations with Mrs de Goey. When she married the respondent they were both poor, and they worked up together. He built the Brighton Coffee Palace containing 70 rooms, near the North Brighton station, and settled it upon her; but it was heavily mortgaged. He had many properties besides, and made large profits as a nightsoil contractor.
    Cross-examined.-I don't know that my husband owes £30,050. He has paid £159 within the last few months in tradesmen's bills for me. I should be surprised to hear that he has not £1 left for himself. He is able to give plenty to Mrs de Goey. I am keeping two of my children. I now get £4 a week from the coffee palace, my husband allows me £3 7s., and I live in a villa belonging to him worth about 25s a week.
    Mr Justice WILLIAMS -So that you are now receiving equal to £8 12s a week?
    Witness.-Yes.
    Charles Llewellyn Rees, a son-in-law of the petitioner, gave evidence as to the respondent's circumstances.
    This closed the petitioners case.
    Henry Carr, the respondent was then examined on his own behalf as to his financial position. The coffee palace cost £12,000 to build, and the furniture cost £2,000. The amount of the mortgage on it was £7,500. He had several other properties in that district, but his liabilities at present amounted to £30,050. Last year he received about £11,000 for nightsoil contracts, and the profit was probably about £3,000. When he first told his wife of his relations with Mrs de Goey she said she would never forgive him unless he cast the woman off and never gave her another sixpence. He said he was willing to cast her off, but would not leave her in want. The £1,500 was paid to Mr de Goey to stop his mouth. It was false to say that he (Carr) ever bought the woman. De Goey wrote the receipt. He (Carr) had nothing to do with the form of it.
    After a consultation, Mr Woolf said his client was willing to pay the petitioner £4 per week for herself and the two children upon her assigning to him her interest in the property settled upon her.
    Mr Justice WILLIAMS-She is better off than that now.
    Mr WOOLF.-Yes, but she is getting far more than she is entitled to. Mr Carr will increase it to £5.
    Mr Justice WILLIAMS - Well, Dr M'Inerney will you consider that?
    Dr M'INERNEY.- Yes, but my client says that this man's statements are grossly incorrect, and that he is really a wealthy man.
    The respondent was then cross-examined. He admitted having taken Mrs. de Goey to Adelaide (the trip coating £60), to Portarlington and to Geelong.
    Mr Justice WILI IAMS said the case must stand adjourned till next day. In the meantime the parties might put their heads together and see if they could not come to some arrangement.2

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 May 1895, p6.
Last Edited23 Mar 2019

Unnamed Female De Goey

F, #7385, b. Jun 1895, d. Jun 1895
Mother*Amy Elizabeth 'Murtal' Hochstein b. 1865, d. 4 Jul 1943
Death*Jun 1895 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D5985 (Age 1D.)1,2 
Birth*Jun 1895 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B13422R.1 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    buried on 7 Jun 1895 at Kew C/E B1004 (public grave).
Last Edited23 Mar 2019

Louisa Denny

F, #7388, b. Mar 1853
Married NameMason.1 
Birth*Mar 1853 London, Middlesex, England, Mar Q [W.London] 1c 60.1 
Marriage*1 Aug 1875 Spouse: Samuel Mason. Parish Church, St Botolph Bishopgate, London C, Middlesex, England, Sep Q [London C] 1c 64.1,2
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1882 Sailing with John A Mason, Samuel A Mason, Frederick James Mason to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship GARONNE
Age 29.3 
Land-UBeac*7 Aug 1890 GEM-D-4. Transfer from Annie Grey Bennett to Louisa Mason. 5a 3r 1p.4 
Land-UBeac*29 Apr 1891 GEM-D-4. Transfer from Louisa Mason to The Victorian Permanent Building Society. 5a 3r 1p.5 
Land-UBeac28 Jul 1893 GEM-D-4. Transfer from The Victorian Permanent Building Society to Louisa Mason. 5a 3r 1p.6 
Land-Note*28 Jul 1893 GEM-D-4: Mortgagee: William John Crump Woolcott. Discharged 13 Jan 1898. Mortgagor was Louisa Mason.7 
Land-UBeac*13 Jan 1898 GEM-D-4. Transfer from Louisa Mason to Frederick Cecil Browne. 5a 3r 1p.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190111 Addison Road, Walthamstow, Essex, England(Head of Household) Samuel Mason;
Age 48
Member(s) of Household: Frederick James Mason, Henry Lawrence Mason, Louisa Marion Mason, Pollie Muriel Mason, Ernest George Mason9
2 Apr 1911150 Stroud Green Road, Hornsey, London, EnglandHead of Household: Louisa Mason. Age 56 - Widow
Member(s) of Household: Frederick James Mason, Pollie Muriel Mason, Ernest George Mason.10

Family

Samuel Mason b. 1851
Children 1.John A Mason b. 1879
 2.Samuel A Mason b. 1880
 3.Frederick James Mason b. 1882
 4.Henry Lawrence Mason b. 1884

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Mar 1892, THIS DAY On the Premises At Eleven O'Clock. Immediately Before the Furniture Sale.
    FARRINGTON, BEACONSFIELD, Gembrook-road.
    BRICK VILLA. Land Six Acres.
    GEMMELL, TUCKETT, and Co., 359 and 361 Collins street, have received instructions from Mrs. Mason, who is leaving for Europe, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, as above,
    All that piece of land, containing six acres or thereabouts, situated Gembrook-road, Beaconsfield, on which is erected a brick villa, containing five large rooms and offices. Outbuildings comprise stables, buggy-house, fowl-houses, sheds, &c. There is a nice garden and good orchard.
    The property is well fenced, nearly all cleared, and is charmingly situated for a country residence. It is convenient to railway station ; good train service. For further particulars apply to the auctioneers.
    THIS DAY. At Eleven O'Clock.
    FARRINGTON, BEACONSFIELD, On the Gembrook road.
    After the Sale of the Brick Villa and Ground.
    The Valuable Modern HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.
    PIANO, PLATE, CRYSTAL, CHINA.
    HORSES, BUGGIES, COWS, POULTRY, &c.
    The Property of Mrs Mason.
    To Residents of Beaconsfield, Berwick, Gembrook, and Surrounding Districts.
    GEMMELL, TUCKETT, and Co. have received instructions from Mrs Mason, who is leaving for Europe, to SELL by AUCTION, at her residence as above, on Saturday, 26th inst., at eleven o'clock,
    All her beautiful modern HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS,
    Including Every requisite for Diningroom, hall, and bedrooms
    Rattan chairs, black walnut dining chairs
    10ft. dining table, occasional couches and tables
    Splendid WALNUT UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO by Shroer
    Rosewood sideboards, black walnut overmantel Fenders, curtains, brackets, ornaments Bedsteads, bedding, wall mirror
    Singer cabinet sewing-machine, washstands, toilet sets
    Kitchen, laundry, and dining utensils
    Piano, plate, china, crystal
    Horses, buggies, cows, poultry, &c.
    WITHOUT RESERVE.
    The first class brick villa will be offered first lot.
    Vehicles will leave Beaconsfield railway station on arrival of 7.50 train from Melbourne.11

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Guildhall, St Botolph Bishopsgate, Register of marriages, 1871 - 1876, P69/BOT4/A/01/Ms 4520/21.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 409/003.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1932-201 - Louisa Mason wife of Samuel Mason of Park Street South Melbourne Upholsterer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1932-201 - The Victorian Permanent Building Society 253 Collins Street Melbourne.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1932-201 - Louisa Mason of Farrington Upper Beaconsfield wife of Samuel Mason of 225 Moray Street South Melbourne Furniture Dealer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1932-201 - Louisa Mason to William John Woolcott - discharged 13 Jan 1898.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1932-201 - Frederick Cecil Browne of Fernacre Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 1628; Folio: 156; Page: 27."
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 7203; Schedule Number: 288."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Mar 1892, p2.
Last Edited21 Jun 2017

Samuel Mason

M, #7389, b. 1851
Birth*1851 London, Middlesex, England.1 
Marriage*1 Aug 1875 Spouse: Louisa Denny. Parish Church, St Botolph Bishopgate, London C, Middlesex, England, Sep Q [London C] 1c 64.1,2

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190111 Addison Road, Walthamstow, Essex, EnglandHead of Household: Samuel Mason. Age 51 - Furniture Dealer
Member(s) of Household: Louisa Mason, Frederick James Mason, Henry Lawrence Mason, Louisa Marion Mason, Pollie Muriel Mason, Ernest George Mason.3

Family

Louisa Denny b. Mar 1853
Children 1.John A Mason b. 1879
 2.Samuel A Mason b. 1880
 3.Frederick James Mason b. 1882
 4.Henry Lawrence Mason b. 1884

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Mar 1887, A fire broke out at a quarter to 9 o'clock yesterday evening in a furniture shop and six-roomed dwellinghouse in Federal-buildings, Church-street, South Melbourne. The building is occupied by Mr. Samuel Mason, and nothing is known of the origin of the fire. A young man who was in charge states that he left the place all safe at half-past 8 o'clock. Considerable damage was done to the place and stock, but the South Melbourne Volunteer Fire Brigade and South Melbourne Brigade attended, and succeeded in saving the building from total destruction. The stock was insured for £500.4
  • 21 Mar 1887, FIRE AT SOUTH MELBOURNE.
    At 9 o'clock on Saturday night a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Samuel Mason, furniture dealer, Federal buildings, Park-street, which but for the prompt action of the local fire brigades would, no doubt, have led to the destruction of the whole row of shops. The fire appears to have originated in a mattress in the front showroom, and the damage to the stock is considerable, although the flames were extinguished just as the wooden ceiling became ignited. It is understood that the stock is insured for £4,000 in the National Insurance Company. The premises belong to Mr. D. Gibson, of Hawthorn, and are also insured. Mr. Mason, it appears, resides at Brighton.5

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Guildhall, St Botolph Bishopsgate, Register of marriages, 1871 - 1876, P69/BOT4/A/01/Ms 4520/21.
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 1628; Folio: 156; Page: 27."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Mar 1887, p12.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Mar 1887, p10.
Last Edited26 Mar 2017

Henry Lawrence Mason

M, #7390, b. 1884
Father*Samuel Mason b. 1851
Mother*Louisa Denny b. Mar 1853
Birth*1884 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B18693.1 
Education*1892 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 7y 5m.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190111 Addison Road, Walthamstow, Essex, England(Head of Household) Samuel Mason;
Age 17 - Furniture salesman (as Harry)
Member(s) of Household: Louisa Mason, Frederick James Mason, Louisa Marion Mason, Pollie Muriel Mason, Ernest George Mason3

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian Samuel Mason, Upholsterer, previous schooling Beaconsfield Upper.
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 1628; Folio: 156; Page: 27."
Last Edited27 Mar 2017

John A Mason

M, #7394, b. 1879
Father*Samuel Mason b. 1851
Mother*Louisa Denny b. Mar 1853
Birth*1879 London, Middlesex, England.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1882 Sailing with Louisa Mason, Samuel A Mason, Frederick James Mason to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship GARONNE
Age 4.2 
Education*1892 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 13y 9m.3 

Citations

  1. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 409/003.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian Samuel Mason, Upholsterer, previous schooling South Melbourne College.
Last Edited27 Mar 2017

Samuel A Mason

M, #7395, b. 1880
Father*Samuel Mason b. 1851
Mother*Louisa Denny b. Mar 1853
Birth*1880 London, Middlesex, England.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1882 Sailing with Louisa Mason, John A Mason, Frederick James Mason to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship GARONNE
Age 2.2 
Education*1892 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 11y 7m.3 

Citations

  1. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 409/003.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian Samuel Mason, Upholsterer, previous schooling Beaconsfield Upper.
Last Edited27 Mar 2017

Frederick James Mason

M, #7396, b. 1882
Father*Samuel Mason b. 1851
Mother*Louisa Denny b. Mar 1853
Birth*1882 London, Middlesex, England. 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1882 Sailing with Louisa Mason, John A Mason, Samuel A Mason to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship GARONNE
Age infant.1 
Education*1892 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 9y 8m.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190111 Addison Road, Walthamstow, Essex, England(Head of Household) Samuel Mason;
Age 19 - Upholsterer
Member(s) of Household: Louisa Mason, Henry Lawrence Mason, Louisa Marion Mason, Pollie Muriel Mason, Ernest George Mason3
2 Apr 1911150 Stroud Green Road, Hornsey, London, England(Head of Household) Louisa Mason;
Age 28 - Furniture Salesman
Member(s) of Household: Pollie Muriel Mason Ernest George Mason4

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 409/003.
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian Samuel Mason, Upholsterer, previous schooling Beaconsfield Upper.
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 1628; Folio: 156; Page: 27."
  4. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 7203; Schedule Number: 288."
Last Edited27 Mar 2017

James Robertson

M, #7400, b. 24 Nov 1846, d. 29 Aug 1925
Birth*24 Nov 1846 Ballinluig Farm, Alvie, Inverness, Rossshire, Scotland.1 
Marriage*17 Dec 1874 Spouse: Victoria Anderson. Mooramong, Skipton, VIC, Australia, #M4510.2
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Dec 1874ROBERTSON-ANDERSON.—On the 17th inst., at Mooramong, Skipton by the Rev. W. T. Whan, James, seventh son of Duncan Robertson, Esq., Englefield, to Victoria, fourth daughter of Alexander Anderson, Esq., Mooramong.3 
Land-UBeac*5 Jul 1907 PAK-186.187.188. Transfer from The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd to James Robertson. 59a 2r 37p.4 
Land-UBeac*28 Aug 1907 PAK-185. Transfer from Colonial Bank of Australasia Ltd to James Robertson. 20a 2r 11p.5 
Land-UBeac*17 Oct 1907 PAK-184. Transfer from Annette Frances Biers to James Robertson. 20a 3r 17p.6 
Land-UBeac*17 Feb 1915 PAK-184.185.186.187.188 (part). Transfer from James Robertson to Shire of Berwick. Road crosses through allotments to build Officer Road.7 
Death*29 Aug 1925 Mordialloc, VIC, Australia, #D10949 (Age 78) [par Duncan ROBERTSON & unknown].8 
Death-Notice*31 Aug 1925ROBERTSON.-On the 29th August, at Mooramong, Bay street, Mordialloc, James, the loved husband of Victoria Robertson, formerly of Athole, New South Wales, aged 78 years.
ROBERTSON.—The Friends of the late JAMES ROBERTSON are informed that his funeral will leave Mooramong, Bay street, Mordialloc, THIS MORNING (Monday, 31st August), at 11 o'clock, for the Brighton Cemetery, arriving 12 o'clock.9
 
Probate (Will)*12 Nov 1925 206/000. James ROBERTSON Date of grant: 12 Nov 1925; Date of death: 29 Aug 1925; Occupation: Ex Grazier; Residence: Mordialloc.10 
Land-Note*16 Apr 1926 James Robertson died on 29th August 1925. Probate has been granted to Stuart Struan Robertson of Coolart Balnarring Victoria and Wyatt Webster de Little Wymba Gerogery New South Wales both graziers.11 
Land-UBeac*15 Mar 1928 PAK-186.187.188 (part). Transfer from James Robertson to James Legon. 58a 2r 9p.12 
Land-UBeac15 Mar 1928 PAK-184 (part). Transfer from James Robertson to James Legon. 19a 2r 24p.13 
Land-UBeac15 Mar 1928 PAK-185 (part). Transfer from James Robertson to James Legon. 18a 2r 27 1/2p.14 
Anecdote*ROBERTSON, James (1846-1925)
James Robertson, born at ‘Ballinluig Farm’, Inverness on 24 November 1846 came out from Scotland to Victoria with his parents, Duncan Robertson and Margaret nee Stewart and siblings.
He is listed as a student at Geelong College from 1863 to 1868 although no enrolment record exists for him. Enrolment records have not survived for the period 1861 to 1870. He appears in the Annual Reports and is listed as Captain of the 1st Cricket XIs of 1867 and 1868 and Captain of the 1st Football Team of 1868.
An obituary appeared in Pegasus in December 1925: ‘James Robertson, late of Mordialloc and Mimosa, passed away at his home, ‘Mooramong’, Mordialloc, after much pain and suffering, which he bore bravely, covering a long period of many months.
James was always proud of having gained the distinction of having the first group of the third generation hung in the School Dining Hall. In this group he is accompanied by his son, ‘Will’, and grandson, ‘Jim’, who are both now living at ‘Coongoola Station’, Queensland. ‘Senex’, in writing his obituary in the September number of ‘The Pastoral Review’, says-‘James Robertson, of Mimosa - great-hearted, big, honest, lovable Jim, straight in mind and body - now rests from his life's efforts. He was fated to suffer much in his last days on earth, and the way he faced sickness, pain and death can be taken as a lesson in bravery, and an inspiration by those who knew him and loved him well, and who will not forget his passing. To his very own, we, his friends, extend our deepest sympathy. Good-bye, Jim Robertson. ‘The days were dark at the crossing, but light shines ahead’. The Old Collegians extend their sympathy to the members of his family.’
James Robertson died on 29 August 1925.
His brothers; David Sheriff Robertson (1844-1885), John Robertson (1850-1885), sons; Stuart Struan Robertson (1877-1966), William Moy Robertson (1879-1957), David Garland Robertson (1887-1957), and grandsons; James Trewin Robertson (1905-1981), Colin Trewin Robertson (1909-1942), and Stuart Wilkinson Robertson (1913-2000), were all educated at Geelong College.15 

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia16

Family

Victoria Anderson b. 1854, d. 14 Mar 1927
Children 1.Cecilia Ellen Aitken Robertson b. 30 Apr 1876
 2.Sheila Mimosa Robertson b. 30 Apr 1876, d. 19 Aug 1954
 3.Stuart Struan Robertson b. 15 Aug 1877, d. 1966
 4.William Moy Robertson b. 31 Mar 1879, d. 19 Dec 1957
 5.David Garland Robertson b. 12 Sep 1887, d. 1957

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Feb 1918, The President moved that steps be taken to have the road between Marsh's and Robertson's, at Beaconsfield Upper, classified as a subsidiary road. Seconded by Cr Henty and carried.17

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Phillip Stuart Howson Family - Owner: pshowson.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Dec 1874, p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-960 + C/T 1265-967 + C/T 1125-961 - James Robertson of Runnymede Beaconsfield Grazier - C/T 3210-961 (59a 2r 37p).
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "C/T 2382-812 - James Robertson of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-470 - James Robertson of Upper Beaconsfield Grazier.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-470 + C/T 3210-961 + C/T 2382-312 - The President Councillors and Ratepayers of the Shire of Berwick - C/T 3882-330.
  8. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Aug 1925, p1.
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1609, item 206/000
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 726, item 206/000.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-470 - James Robertson died on 29th August 1925. Probate has been granted to Stuart Struan Robertson of Coolart Balnarring Victoria and Wyatt Webster de Little Wymba Gerogery New South Wales both graziers.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3210-961 - James Legon of Beaconsfield Florist - C/T 5391-125.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1133-470 - James Legon of Beaconsfield Florist - C/T 5391-127.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2382-312 - James Legon of Beaconsfield Florist - C/T 5391-126.
  15. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://gnet.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au:8080/wiki/Print.aspx
    ROBERTSON, James (1846-1925)
    Sources: Pegasus December 1925 p41.
  16. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials Billion Graves "Brighton Cemetery."
  17. [S14] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 21 Feb 1918, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66193597
Last Edited18 Mar 2019

Cecilia Ellen Aitken Robertson

F, #7401, b. 30 Apr 1876
Father*James Robertson b. 24 Nov 1846, d. 29 Aug 1925
Mother*Victoria Anderson b. 1854, d. 14 Mar 1927
Married NameDe Little.1 
Birth*30 Apr 1876 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B12498.2 
(Witness) Birth-Notice2 May 1876ROBERTSON.- On the 30th ult., at Alma-road, St. Kilda, the wife of James Robertson, Mimosa, N. S. W., of twin daughters.3 
Marriage*4 Sep 1900 Spouse: Wyatt Webster De Little. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5383.1
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Sep 1900DE LITTLE—ROBERTSON. —On the 4th September, at Scots Church, by the Rev Dr Marshall, Wyatt Webster, third son of the late Joseph De Little, Melbourne to Cecilia Ellen Aitken, elder daughter of Mr James Robertson, Mimosa, New South Wales.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963Holly Lodge, Moss Vale Road, Bowral, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.5

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 May 1876, p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Sep 1900, p1.
  5. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
Last Edited17 Dec 2017

Sheila Mimosa Robertson

F, #7402, b. 30 Apr 1876, d. 19 Aug 1954
Father*James Robertson b. 24 Nov 1846, d. 29 Aug 1925
Mother*Victoria Anderson b. 1854, d. 14 Mar 1927
Married NameMenlove.1 
Birth*30 Apr 1876 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B12499.2 
(Witness) Birth-Notice2 May 1876ROBERTSON.- On the 30th ult., at Alma-road, St. Kilda, the wife of James Robertson, Mimosa, N. S. W., of twin daughters.3 
Marriage*2 Jun 1925 Spouse: Robert Thomas Menlove. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.1
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Jun 1925MENLOVE-ROBERTSON. - On the 2nd June at Scots Church, by the Rev. W. Borland, Robert T. Menlove to Sheila M. Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson.1 
Death*19 Aug 1954 Bowral, NSW, Australia, #D22452 - as MENLOVE.4 
Death-Notice*24 Aug 1954MENLOVE, Sheila Mimosa. - On August 19 (suddenly), at her residence, Bowral, N.S.W., widow of Robert T. Menlove.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1930Wyamba, Gerogery, Bowna, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Thomas Menlove.6

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jun 1925, p1.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 May 1876, p1.
  4. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Aug 1954, p14.
  6. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited27 Apr 2016

Stuart Struan Robertson

M, #7403, b. 15 Aug 1877, d. 1966
Father*James Robertson b. 24 Nov 1846, d. 29 Aug 1925
Mother*Victoria Anderson b. 1854, d. 14 Mar 1927
Birth*15 Aug 1877 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, #B22014.1,2 
Death*1966 Albury, NSW, Australia, #D8863.2,1 

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Phillip Stuart Howson Family - Owner: pshowson.
Last Edited27 Apr 2016

William Moy Robertson

M, #7404, b. 31 Mar 1879, d. 19 Dec 1957
Father*James Robertson b. 24 Nov 1846, d. 29 Aug 1925
Mother*Victoria Anderson b. 1854, d. 14 Mar 1927
Birth*31 Mar 1879 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B12345.1 
Birth-Notice*3 Apr 1879ROBERTSON.—On the 31st ult., at Westbourne-terrace, St. Kilda, the wife of James Robertson, of Mimosa, N.S.W., of a son.2 
Death*19 Dec 1957 QLD, Australia, #D1957/C/5219 [par James ROBERTSON & Victoria ANDERSON].3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 3 Apr 1879, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5938145
  3. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
Last Edited18 Mar 2019

David Garland Robertson

M, #7405, b. 12 Sep 1887, d. 1957
Father*James Robertson b. 24 Nov 1846, d. 29 Aug 1925
Mother*Victoria Anderson b. 1854, d. 14 Mar 1927
Birth*12 Sep 1887 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, #B28694.1,2 
Death*1957 Albury, NSW, Australia, #D32116.2 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Phillip Stuart Howson Family - Owner: pshowson.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
Last Edited27 Apr 2016

Wyatt Webster De Little

M, #7406, b. 1860, d. 4 Aug 1928
Birth*1860 
Marriage*4 Sep 1900 Spouse: Cecilia Ellen Aitken Robertson. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5383.1
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Sep 1900DE LITTLE—ROBERTSON. —On the 4th September, at Scots Church, by the Rev Dr Marshall, Wyatt Webster, third son of the late Joseph De Little, Melbourne to Cecilia Ellen Aitken, elder daughter of Mr James Robertson, Mimosa, New South Wales.2 
Death*4 Aug 1928 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Aug 1928, Mr Wyatt Webster de Little, whose death occurred at Albury on August 4, was one of the best-known residents of the Temora district. Born in Melbourne 68 years ago Mr de Little came to this State in 1888, and for many years was manager for Messrs Blair and Syme, of Temora station Later he acquired a property near Temora, known as Narnoo Mia, where he established a first-class stud with merino sheep.
    Mr de Little was a member of the Farmers and Settlers' Association, the P and A Society, and the Narraburra Shire Council.
    When he left Temora he acquired property at Wyamba, Gerogery. He is survived by Mrs de Little, who is a daughter of the late Mr. James Robertson, of Mimosa station, Temora.3

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Sep 1900, p1.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 13 Aug 1928, p5.
Last Edited27 Apr 2016

Robert Thomas Menlove

M, #7407
Marriage*2 Jun 1925 Spouse: Sheila Mimosa Robertson. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.1
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Jun 1925MENLOVE-ROBERTSON. - On the 2nd June at Scots Church, by the Rev. W. Borland, Robert T. Menlove to Sheila M. Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1930Wyamba, Gerogery, Bowna, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Sheila Mimosa Menlove.2

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Jun 1925, p1.
  2. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited27 Apr 2016

Charles Frederick Krantzcke

M, #7408, b. 1850, d. 16 Oct 1935
Charles Frederick KRANTZCKE
(1850-1935)
Note Frederick Charles was born in Canterbury, Kent and later emigrated to Australia, apparently, to install machinery imported from Britain in mines in various places in New South Wales. This may have been the first electrical equipment (Dick Kerr, Electrical Motors & Generators) installed in Australia as it was the mining industry there that were the first to introduce it.
When he married Elizabeth Ann Skinner in 1883, he was living in Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, his name was given as Charles Frederick and he was a Bachelor. He was shown as an Electrician from Canterbury, Kent aged 30, his parents were shown as John Godfrey Krantzcke and Jane Keep, his fathers profession is shown as "Gentleman".
In July 1888 he wrote a letter to his father to tell him that he was about to take charge of installing Incandescent Electric Lighting in the town of Young 300 miles from Sydney and that he would have sole responsibility for the project which would be the first of its kind in the Australian Colony. (The town of Young was only established in 1882 and according to the Young website it was the first town other than capital cites to have electric street and homes lighting!! It was offically switched on at 7pm on 11 Dec 1889 by Lord Carrington).
Frederick Charles later became an electrician with the Sydney City council, in fact three of his sons also became electricians the council as did some their sons including Ron and Godfrey John.
Frederick and Elizabeth had seven children who carried the Krantzcke name down to the present day and his descendents are the only known Krantzckes in the world.1 
Birth*1850 Canterbury, Kent, England. 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelSep 1868 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Beemah
Age 17.2 
Marriage* Spouse: Agnes McDonald.
 
Land-UBeac*3 Jul 1877Charles Frederick Krantzcke selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-41. 19a 2r 32p - Land File 1810/49.4 Originally selected by C F KRANTZKE but crown grant to T. C. HYDE on 30 Jun 1883.3 
Marriage*8 Jan 1883 Spouse: Elizabeth Ann Skinner. Registrar's Office, Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M10.4
 
Land-Note*3 Feb 1883 GEM-D-41: C F Krantzcke wishes to transfer his licence to T C Hyde, and states that the property is fenced, has fruit trees, and a galvanised iron hut. Value £94. States that he is leaving the colony.3 
Land-UBeac*16 Feb 1883 GEM-D-41. Transfer from Charles Frederick Krantzcke to Thomas Cooper Hyde. 19a 2r 32p - Land File 1810/49.4 Originally selected by C F KRANTZKE but crown grant to T. C. HYDE on 30 Jun 1883.3,5 
Marriage-Notice*27 Oct 1883KRANTZCKE — SKINNER. — January 8, 1883, at Registrar- General's Office, Sydney, Charles Frederick, third son of J. G. Krantzcke, of Kent, England, to Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of R. Dwyatt Skinner, Brisbane-street, Surry Hills.6 
Widower20 Apr 1927Charles Frederick Krantzcke became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Ann Skinner.4 
Death*16 Oct 1935 South Kensington, NSW, Australia, #D22425 (Age 84 years.)7 
Death-Notice*17 Oct 1935KRANTZCKE.—October 16 1935, at his residence 4 Solander road, Daceyville, Charles Frederick Krantzcke, aged 84 years.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851John KRANTZCKE, Archbishop's Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, EnglandAge 6 months (father a tailor, born Germany)9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jan 1877, Amongst the many appliances to be introduced into the new Victoria Club, in Collins-street, for the convenience of members, will be on improved system of electric communication between the various rooms and the manager's office. For this purpose an electric bell indicator, the largest ever made in the colony, has been manufactured by Messrs Hyde and Krantzcke, bellhangers, Little Collins-street west. It is constructed on the Manchester movement principle, possesses the most recent improvements, and does away with the necessity for a multiplicity of bells, only one bell being required. Each room is connected with the bell and indicator by means of separate wires, and on the face of the indicator there are 48 discs with numbers corresponding to those of the various rooms. Upon a button or key being touched in any of the apartments the bell rings, and a red spot appears in the disc on the indicator corresponding to the room where attendance is required. The keys in all the rooms may be operated on with the desired effect at the same moment. The red discs are then removed from sight and contact restored by pressing a knob, which acts on a lever frame inside the case.10
  • 8 Mar 1877, OPENING OF THE VICTORIA CLUB.
    The Victoria Club, Collins street, was opened yesterday by a luncheon, given in the large dining hall. About 300 gentlemen were present. The company included a number of members of the Legislature and the City Council Mr Paterson, the mayor of Melbourne, was in the chair. An excellent re past was prepared by Mr Chambers the club chef. A cone of ice which weighed 49lb. was one of the novel features of a well-dressed table.
    ...
    The electric bells and the indicators connected with them were made by Messrs Hyde and Krantzcke, of Little Collins street.11
  • 15 Jul 1878, DISSOLUTION of PARTNERSHIP-Notice is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP hitherto existing between Thos. C. Hyde and Charles F Krantzcke, late of 40 Little Collins street west, Melbourne, Electricians, Bellhangers, &c., and trading under the name or firm of "Hyde and Krantzcke," has been this day DISSOLVED by mutual consent. The business in future to be carried on by Thos. C. Hyde.
    Dated this 12th day of July, 1878.
    THOS C HYDE
    CHAS F KRANTZCKE
    Witness to the signatures of Thos C Hyde and Charles F Krantzcke-G H Gosbell, 57 Richmond terrace.12
  • 14 Mar 1879, KRANTSCHE, Charles F. Gembrook, Victoria Gazetted      
    14/03/1879      New Licenses under Land Act Approved
    6 Feb 1880      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    10 Mar 1882      Issue of New Licenses Approved13

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/o/…
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B277 001 (listed as Krantzeke).
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 1810/49.4.
  4. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "indexed as KRANTZEKE."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1483-428 - Thomas Cooper Hyde of Richmond Electrician.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Oct 1883, p1.
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Oct 1935, p10.
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1851 census: Class: HO107; Piece: 1625; Folio: 8; Page: 8; GSU roll: 193526."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Jan 1877, p5.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Mar 1877, p6.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Jul 1878, p8.
  13. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Vic Government Gazette."
Last Edited8 Jul 2019
 

NOTE

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