Francis Philip Wood

M, #7802, b. 22 Jan 1910, d. 18 Jan 1996
Probate (Will)* 1129219. Francis Philip Wood, Residence: Box Hill South, Death Date: 18 Jan 1996, Occupation: Rtd Headmaster, Grant Date: 26 May 1997.1 
Birth*22 Jan 1910 Apollo Bay, VIC, Australia.2 
Marriage*1940 Spouse: Mary Terese Cullen. VIC, Australia, #M13927.3
 
Occupation*bt 1948 - 1950 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 25429.4 
Death*18 Jan 1996 Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, VIC, Australia.5 
Death-Notice*19 Jan 1996WOOD, Francis P.—At Box Hill Hospital on 18/1/96. Loved and loving husband of Mary, father of Michael, Gavan, Anthony, Gabrielle and Helen. Grandfather of Lisa, Samantha, Christopher, Louise, Michael, Nicholas, Alicia, Ben, Gavan and Zoe.
WOOD, Frank. — Farewell Dad. The privilege was all ours. With fond memories.
— Tony, Clara, Ben and Gavan.
WOOD Frank P. — Dad, you delighted our lives. A steadfast role of dignity, inegrity and abundant love. We love you.
— Gabrielle, Michael and Alicia.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Anglesea, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Mary Terese Wood.7
1949Burtons Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Mary Terese Wood.8
bt 1954 - 197223 Margot Street, Burwood South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Mary Terese Wood.9,10,11,12,13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Jul 1948: No Teacher's Residence At Upper Beaconsfield. BERWICK A.P.P.U. CONCERNED. THE BERWICK Branch of the A.P.P.U. was greatly concerned to hear from Mr. Douglas Graham, that the headmaster of the Upper Beaconsfield State School is unable to obtain a decent house to live in. Mr. Graham told the meeting that Mr. Wood, who is a married man with four children, is living in a dilapidated old house only two rooms of which are habitable.
    The Education Department does not provide a house for the Upper Beaconsfield school teacher, who is responsible for finding a house for himself—a very difficult problem these days. Mr. Wood is held in the highest regard by both parents and pupils, and it is felt that the district is in grave danger of losing his services, as he cannot be expected to tolerate these conditions indefinitely. The meeting unanimously decided that the A.P.P.U. should give its whole hearted support to the residents of Upper Beaconsfield in an endeavor to get the Minister for Education to provide the necessary accommodation.
    The secretary was instructed to put the matter before the Minister with the request that he should take immediate action in order to retain the services of this highly respected teacher. Douglas McLaurin Graham14,15
  • 5 Jul 1950: TEACHER, Urgently Requires House, 3 Bedrooms, Dandenong or Glen Waverley lines. F. Wood, Beaconsfield Upper. Phone 60.16
  • 6 Sep 1950: Beaconsfield U. Says Goodbye To Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wood
    LAST WEEK Beaconsfield Upper residents tendered an enjoyable send-off party to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wood, who have gone to Burwood, to which school Mr. Wood has been transferred.
    Mr. W. Lang, president of the School Committee, after expressing the district’s appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Wood for their good work at the school, presented Mr. Wood with an attractive barometer as a token of esteem from parents and friends. With the gift, he said, went their best wishes for a happy time in their new surroundings.
    Zinnia Dennett, daughter of the secretary of the School Committee, also presented Mr Wood with a cigarette lighter and cigarettes as the children’s own gift. Mrs. Wood was handed a fragrant bouquet by Claudie Esdaile.
    An entertaining programme from the following, added to the jollity of the evening: Mrs. Noblet, Stapledon and Mr. Nevill Proctor. The adults also contributed a humorous item, entitled “Children In Uniform”. Most outstanding uniform was worn by Mr. W. Russell. Mr. Royle filled the role of school master to perfection. Pupils of the second and third grades staged a clever playlet. Community singing was conducted by Mr. J. Royle and dancing was enjoyed to music supplied by Mr. Frank Day and Mrs. Royle.
    On behalf of himself and his wife Mr. Wood thanked all for their gifts and a most delightful evening. Supper was arranged by the Mothers’ Club, of which Mrs. W. Noblet is secretary. Mary Terese Wood17

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0027, 1129219
    VPRS 28/P27, unit 159.
  2. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Teacher Records Book.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  5. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Apollo Bay Cemetery, Apollo Bay, Colac Otway Shire, Victoria, Australia, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/225550813
    Grave of Francis Philip Xavier Wood (17 Jan 1910-22 Jan 1997)."
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 19 Jan 1996, p14.
  7. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  8. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  11. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968 "address as Chadstone with Anthony John WOOD student."
  12. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972 "address as Chadstone with Anthony John WOOD student."
  13. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967 "with Gavin Frances Wood, teacher."
  14. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 14 Jul 1948, p11.
  15. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), In School Building File.
  16. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 5 Jul 1950, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/219302526
  17. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 6 Sep 1950, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/219303742
Last Edited10 Nov 2021

Richard David Higgs

M, #7804, b. 1 Mar 1916, d. 27 May 2011
Birth*1 Mar 1916 Mooroopna, VIC, Australia, #B5714/1916 [par Richard Norman HIGGS & Harriet Frances COLLEY].1 
Marriage*10 Apr 1942 Spouse: Gwenyth May Frazer. St Andrew's Church, Gardiner, VIC, Australia, #M12263/1942.2
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Apr 1942HIGGS-FRAZER.—On April 10, at St. Andrew's Church, Gardiner, by Rev. J. E. Owen, Gwenyth, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Frazer, Toorak road, Hawthorn, to Richard, second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Higgs, Yan Yean.3 
Occupation*bt 1952 - 1960 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 30407.4 
Widower12 Nov 2007Richard David Higgs became a widower upon the death of his wife Gwenyth May Frazer.5 
Death*27 May 2011 Melbourne, VIC, Australia.6 
Death-Notice*30 May 2011HIGGS. - Richard David. 1.3.1916 - 27.5.2011 Beloved husband of Gwen (dec.) Much loved and loving father of Elaine, Bruce, Julian and Heather. Adored Grandad and Pa of James (dec.), Laura and Ben, Amy and James, Elke and Andrew, Richard and Siobhan, Jasmin and Felix. Our heartfelt thanks to Waverley Valley Aged Care staff for their loving care and kindness to Dad and his family.
HIGGS. - The Chapel Funeral of Mr Richard David Higgs will be held at Herbert King Funeral Chapel, 364 Warrigal Road, Ashburton (corner Fakenham Road) on WEDNESDAY (June 1, 2011) at 10.00 a.m. A private cremation will follow. No flowers by request.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Irrewillipe, Colac, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Gwenyth May Higgs.8
1954Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Gwenyth May Higgs.9
1963Westernport Road, Lang Lang, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Gwenyth May Higgs.10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Nov 1952: Beaconsfield Upper Children in Gay Fancy Dress Spectacle
    UNDER the direction of the Beaconsfield Upper Mothers’ Club, a very successful fancy dress evening was held in the Assembly Hall on Friday, November 14th. The children were specially trained by the two teachers, Mr. Higgs (headmaster) and Miss Turvey, and the high standard achieved was a tribute to their skilful tuition.
    Genial M.C. Jim Parks, was the compere and Humphrey’s orchestra provided the music. Members of the Mothers’ Club had the hall beautifully decorated with spring flowers. The colorful grand parade of children in fancy dress presented the judges (Mrs. G. Rae, of Narre Warren Nth.) and Mrs. Corr (Harkaway) with a very difficult task. Section winners were :
    Pre-school boy : Bruce Higgs (Golliwog); girl, Helen Bickham (bride).
    Boys, 6-7 yrs : John Frost (Snowman), and N. Barnes (Clown) equal.
    Girls, 6-7 yrs.: Audrey Joseland (Early Victorian Lady) and Margaret Colechin (Fairy) equal 1st.
    Boy, 8-10 yrs.: Alan Hunter (Admiral).
    Girl 8-10 yrs.: Claudia Esdale (Knitting Bag).
    Boy, 11-13 yrs.: Peter Gibbs (Cook).
    Girl, 11-13 yrs. : Marcia Preston (Gypsy).
    Best Sustained Characters : Joan Piddockdene and Lynette Dennett (Clothes line).
    Best Couple : John and Patricia Fullarton (Swedish Couple)
    Most Original Character: Judy O'Keefe (Fisher Girl).
    Best Hired Costume: Tony Joseland (Robin Hood).
    Best Poster Costume: Elaine Higgs (“Eat More Fruit”).
    Best Costume, Upper Beaconsfield schoolboy : Fred Noblet (Pirate).
    Best Beaconsfield Upper schoolgirl : Judy Knowles (Miss Muffett).
    ’Teen-age Belle of the Ball was attractive Val Bramley.
    Audrey Joseland was the wearer of the lucky mask for children.
    A feature of the evening was the delightful folk dancing by the children, who performed the following dances delightfully: “Flowers of Edinburgh” (seniors), “Danish Dance of Greeting” (juniors); “We Won’t Be Home Till Morning” (seniors); “The Seven Steps” (juniors); “German Clap Dance” (seniors); “Hop Mother Annika” (juniors); Modern Square Dance (seniors).
    The children made presentations to Mrs. Rae and Mrs. Corr (the judges), Mrs. Colechin (who played for the folk dancers), and Miss Turvey.
    Mr. Higgs thanked all who had contributed to an outstanding night.
    After the kiddies had vacated the floor, the adults happily danced the rest of the evening away.11
  • 8 Apr 1953: MOTHERS’ CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS
    The Beaconsfield Upper Mothers Club’s annual meeting on March 26th was well attended, and the following office-bearers were elected: President, Mrs. Higgs; Secretary, Mrs. A. Chandler; Vice-presidents, Mrs. Sullman, Mrs. May; Treasurer, Mrs. Eastham.
    Mr. Higgs, head-teacher at the local State School, warmly thanked the club for the wonderful work it has done for the school, and the mothers for their interest and co-operation in the work of the school. He wished the club another happy and successful year, and thanked the retiring office-bearers, Mrs. Sullman (president), and Mrs. Fairless (secretary), for the excellent work they had done. Gwenyth May Higgs12

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Apr 1942, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8243579
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  5. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Nov 2007 - viewed online May 2020.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, paultaylor1595.
  7. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 30 May 2011 - viewed online May 2020.
  8. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  11. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 26 Nov 1952, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222363073
  12. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 8 Apr 1953, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215818367
Last Edited14 Nov 2021

Marshall James (Bill) Jessep

M, #7806, b. 31 Jul 1924, d. 1 Dec 1992
Birth*31 Jul 1924 Maffra, VIC, Australia. [par John Robert JESSEP & Annie Elizabeth SHARP]1 
Marriage*1947 Spouse: Dorothy Flora (Dot) Clayton. VIC, Australia, #M5043/1947.2
 
Occupation*bt 1961 - 1968 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 35872.3 
Death*1 Dec 1992 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, buried at Maffra Lawn Cemetery.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
195464 McLean Street, Maffra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Dorothy Flora (Dot) Jessep.4
bt 1963 - 1968State School, Stoney Creek Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Dorothy Flora (Dot) Jessep.5,6
197213 Cheam Street, Dandenong North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Dorothy Flora (Dot) Jessep.7

Grave

  • Lawn 333, Maffra Cemetery, Maffra, VIC, Australia8

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/28558184/person/…
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  4. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  5. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "address as State School, UB, no street address given."
  6. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  7. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  8. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, cwthom54 (Thom Family Tree).
Last Edited10 Jan 2022

Reta May Ibbotson

F, #7816, b. 25 Jan 1911, d. 1983
Father*Charles Roland Ibbotson d. 11 Apr 1949
Mother*Margaret Dewhurst Cornwall
Married NameMatthews. 
Birth*25 Jan 1911 Portalington, VIC, Australia, #B5945 [dau of Charles Roland IBBOTSON & Margaret Dewhurst CORNALL].1,2 
Residence*abt 1943 C/- Richardson, Alalangi, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.3 
Occupation*bt 1943 - 1947 Teacher at Dewhurst School - teacher number 26416. Temporary Head Teacher 2 Feb 1943 to 3 May 1947.4,2 
Marriage* Spouse: John Wreford Matthews.
 
Death*1983 Boronia, VIC, Australia, #D16651 (Age 73) - as MATTHEWS [par Charles IBBOTSON & Margaret Dewhurst CORNELL].5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1937Portarlington, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher.6
1942Rythdale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Apr 1949: Death of father: IBBOTSON.—On April 11, at his residence, 723 Glenhuntly road, Caulfiled, Charles Roland, beloved husband of Margaret, father of Phyllis, Mrs Burns), Harold, Reta (Mrs Matthews), aged 69 years.
    IBBOTSON.—On April 11, Charles Roland, loving father of Reta, father-in-law of Jack, grandpa of baby Lindsay.
    IBBOTSON.—On April 11, Charles Roland, fond father of Harold, father-in-law of Joyce.8

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Teacher Records Book.
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Richardson family notes."
  4. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"was boarding with Richardson family at Alalangi."
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  7. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 12 Apr 1949, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22722292
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

Dorothy Flora (Dot) Clayton

F, #7818, b. 14 Nov 1928, d. 2 Aug 2004
Married NameJessep. 
Birth*14 Nov 1928 Maffra, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1947 Spouse: Marshall James (Bill) Jessep. VIC, Australia, #M5043/1947.2
 
Widow1 Dec 1992Dorothy Flora (Dot) Clayton became a widow upon the death of her husband Marshall James (Bill) Jessep.3 
Death*2 Aug 2004 Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia.4 
Death-Notice*3 Aug 2004JESSEP (nee Clayton). - Dorothy Flora (Dot) of Boisdale suddenly on Aug. 2, 2004 at the Bairnsdale Hospital. Dearly beloved wife of Bill (dec.) Much loved mother of Bob, Phillip, Glyn and Kerrie. Loved mother- in-law of Annie, Helen, Vickie and Bob. Much loved Grandma and Nana-Not of nine. Fond friend and Grandma to the Miller family.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
195464 McLean Street, Maffra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Marshall James (Bill) Jessep.6
bt 1963 - 1968State School, Stoney Creek Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Marshall James (Bill) Jessep.7,8
197213 Cheam Street, Dandenong North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. Also Robert John JESSEP (ran) & Annette Margaret (hd). With Marshall James (Bill) Jessep.9

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry Tree Name: NEW MUMS TREE 2019, Tree ID: 109519844
    Person viewed: Marshall James Jessep, Birth Date: 1924, Death Date: 1992 (owner gmh2012).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/28558184/person/…
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, gmh2012 (New Mums Tree 2019).
  5. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Aug 2004 - viewed online Dec 2020.
  6. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  7. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "address as State School, UB, no street address given."
  8. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  9. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
Last Edited10 Jan 2022

Gwenyth May Frazer

F, #7820, b. 1916, d. 12 Nov 2007
Married NameHiggs. 
Birth*1916 Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia, #B14311/1916 [par George Thorton FRASER & Mary Nellie TURNBULL] - as FRASER.1 
Marriage*10 Apr 1942 Spouse: Richard David Higgs. St Andrew's Church, Gardiner, VIC, Australia, #M12263/1942.2
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Apr 1942HIGGS-FRAZER.—On April 10, at St. Andrew's Church, Gardiner, by Rev. J. E. Owen, Gwenyth, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Frazer, Toorak road, Hawthorn, to Richard, second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Higgs, Yan Yean.3 
Death*12 Nov 2007 Waverley Valley Aged Care, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.4 
Death-Notice*14 Nov 2007HIGGS (nee Frazer). - Gwenyth (Gwen) May. Passed away peacefully at Waverley Valley Aged Care on Nov. 12, 2007 aged 91. Loved wife of Richard, loved mother of Elaine, Bruce and Julian and loved mother-in-law of Michael (dec.) and Heather. Loved Grandma of James (dec.), Laura, Amy, Elke, Richard, Jasmin and Felix. A Loving, Caring Person.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Irrewillipe, Colac, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Richard David Higgs.5
1954Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Richard David Higgs.6
1963Westernport Road, Lang Lang, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Richard David Higgs.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Apr 1953: MOTHERS’ CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS
    The Beaconsfield Upper Mothers Club’s annual meeting on March 26th was well attended, and the following office-bearers were elected: President, Mrs. Higgs; Secretary, Mrs. A. Chandler; Vice-presidents, Mrs. Sullman, Mrs. May; Treasurer, Mrs. Eastham.
    Mr. Higgs, head-teacher at the local State School, warmly thanked the club for the wonderful work it has done for the school, and the mothers for their interest and co-operation in the work of the school. He wished the club another happy and successful year, and thanked the retiring office-bearers, Mrs. Sullman (president), and Mrs. Fairless (secretary), for the excellent work they had done. Richard David Higgs8

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Apr 1942, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8243579
  4. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Nov 2007 - viewed online May 2020.
  5. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  6. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  7. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  8. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 8 Apr 1953, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215818367
Last Edited14 Nov 2021

Mary Terese Cullen

F, #7821, b. 30 May 1918, d. 19 Dec 1999
Married NameWood. 
Birth*30 May 1918 
Marriage*1940 Spouse: Francis Philip Wood. VIC, Australia, #M13927.1
 
Widow18 Jan 1996Mary Terese Cullen became a widow upon the death of her husband Francis Philip Wood.2 
Death*19 Dec 1999 VIC, Australia, buried at Fawkner. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Anglesea, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Francis Philip Wood.3
1949Burtons Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Francis Philip Wood.4
bt 1954 - 197223 Margot Street, Burwood South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Francis Philip Wood.5,6,7,8,9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Sep 1950: Beaconsfield U. Says Goodbye To Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wood
    LAST WEEK Beaconsfield Upper residents tendered an enjoyable send-off party to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wood, who have gone to Burwood, to which school Mr. Wood has been transferred.
    Mr. W. Lang, president of the School Committee, after expressing the district’s appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Wood for their good work at the school, presented Mr. Wood with an attractive barometer as a token of esteem from parents and friends. With the gift, he said, went their best wishes for a happy time in their new surroundings.
    Zinnia Dennett, daughter of the secretary of the School Committee, also presented Mr Wood with a cigarette lighter and cigarettes as the children’s own gift. Mrs. Wood was handed a fragrant bouquet by Claudie Esdaile.
    An entertaining programme from the following, added to the jollity of the evening: Mrs. Noblet, Stapledon and Mr. Nevill Proctor. The adults also contributed a humorous item, entitled “Children In Uniform”. Most outstanding uniform was worn by Mr. W. Russell. Mr. Royle filled the role of school master to perfection. Pupils of the second and third grades staged a clever playlet. Community singing was conducted by Mr. J. Royle and dancing was enjoyed to music supplied by Mr. Frank Day and Mrs. Royle.
    On behalf of himself and his wife Mr. Wood thanked all for their gifts and a most delightful evening. Supper was arranged by the Mothers’ Club, of which Mrs. W. Noblet is secretary. Francis Philip Wood10

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Apollo Bay Cemetery, Apollo Bay, Colac Otway Shire, Victoria, Australia, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/225550813
    Grave of Francis Philip Xavier Wood (17 Jan 1910-22 Jan 1997)."
  3. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  4. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  6. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  7. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968 "address as Chadstone with Anthony John WOOD student."
  8. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972 "address as Chadstone with Anthony John WOOD student."
  9. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967 "with Gavin Frances Wood, teacher."
  10. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 6 Sep 1950, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/219303742
Last Edited10 Nov 2021

Edward John Dixon

M, #7828, b. 1834, d. 5 Apr 1905
Probate (Will)* Edward J Dixon. Gent. Caulfield. 5 Apr 1905. 94/294.1 
Birth*1834 
Marriage*1863 Spouse: Jean Blackwood Flockhart. VIC, Australia, #M2801.2
 
Land-UBeac*12 Nov 1883 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society to Edward John Dixon. 2a 3r 33p.3 
Land-Note*28 Sep 1894 GEM-D-2 (part): Mortgagee: The Bank of Victoria. 2a 3r 33p. Mortgagor was Edward John Dixon.4 
Land-UBeac*b Aug 1900 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Edward John Dixon to The Bank of Victoria. 2a 3r 33p - The Bank of Victoria foreclosed on Dixon's property.4 
Death*5 Apr 1905 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D4840 (Age 71) [par Jonathan John DIXON & Martha TIBBETT].2 
Death-Notice*7 Apr 1905DIXON.—On the 5th April, at the residence of his son-in-law, at Railway-parade, Caulfield, Edward John, beloved husband of Jean Blackwood Dixon, in his 72nd year. (Private funeral.)5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jul 1887: We understand that a number of ratepayers who desire to see Mr. E. J. Dixon taking part in local politices, intend urging upon that gentleman the desirability of offering his services in connection with the pending election. Without wishing to dictate to Mr. Dixon, we may be allowed to remark that it is hoped he will comply with the request, as a matter of duty. It is a pity that a gentleman of his experience and integrity should "hide his light under a bushel" and we shall continue to hope that he will be amongst the chosen few in the next session of our local Houe of Lords.6

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 1221; VPRS 28/P2, unit 718; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 374.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1370-837 - Edward John Dixon of Prahran Auctioneer - C/T 1518/441.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1518-441 - The Bank of Victoria Limited Mortgage No 160472.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 Apr 1905, p1.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic.), Sat 16 Jul 1887, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106309108
Last Edited15 Jun 2019

Joseph Ricketson

M, #7829, b. 1823, d. 10 Aug 1862
Birth*1823 Nova Scotia, Canada.1 
Marriage*1862 Spouse: Margaret Yule. VIC, Australia, #M853.1
 
Death*10 Aug 1862 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D7066 (Age 39) [son of Henry RICKETSON & Charlotte THOMAS].1 
Death-Notice*13 Aug 1862RICKETSON. — On the 10th inst., after a severe and painful illness, at No. 8, Jolimont square, East Melbourne, Joseph Ricketson, Esq., late of Barratta, Edward River, aged thirty-nine years.2 

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section E (large grave), Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Sacred to memory of Joseph RICKETSON Esq.
    Edward River died 10 Aug 1862, age 39 yrs
    and his wife Margaret RICKETSON
    died at Beaconsfield 16 Jul 1890, age 52 yrs.3

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 Aug 1862, p4.
  3. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
Last Edited12 May 2016

Margaret Yule

F, #7830, b. 11 Jun 1837, d. 16 Jul 1890
Married NameRicketson.1 
Birth*11 Jun 1837 Nairn, Scotland.2 
Marriage*1862 Spouse: Joseph Ricketson. VIC, Australia, #M853.1
 
Widow10 Aug 1862Margaret Yule became a widow upon the death of her husband Joseph Ricketson.1 
Land-UBeac*7 Jun 1887 GEM-D-2 (part), 8-10 St Georges Road. Transfer from Charles Priestley to Margaret Ricketson James Fethers. 1a.3 
Death*16 Jul 1890 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D10684 (Age 52) [par James YULE & Margaret McPHAIL].4 
Death-Notice*18 Jul 1890RICKETSON.-On the 16th inst., at Beaconsfield, Margaret, widow of the late Joseph Ricketson, Esq., Edwards River, N.S.W., in her 53rd year.5
 
Land-Note*a 18 Jul 1890 GEM-D-2 (part). James Fethers This land had been jointly owned by Margaret Ricketson and James Fethers. Title lists "no survivorship", and after Margaret Ricketson's death it was James Fethers and William Thomas Wallis who transferred the property to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.6 
Death-Notice19 Jul 1890THE Friends of the late Mrs. M. RICKETSON, relict of the late Mr. Joseph Ricketson, are informed that her remains will be interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to leave the Prince's-bridge Railway Station on arrival of the train from Beaconsfield at 2.13 THIS DAY (Saturday, the 19th inst.)7 
Land-UBeac*16 Nov 1891 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Margaret Ricketson James Fethers to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd. 1a.8 

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section E (large grave), Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Sacred to memory of Joseph RICKETSON Esq.
    Edward River died 10 Aug 1862, age 39 yrs
    and his wife Margaret RICKETSON
    died at Beaconsfield 16 Jul 1890, age 52 yrs.9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, ids84.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1518-440 - Charles Priestley to Margaret Ricketson - C/T 1921-031
    An earlier (crossed out memo) stated: Margaret Ricketson of Beaconsfield Widow and James Fethers of Flinders Street Melbourne Gentleman are now the proprietors of the within described estate and land by transfer from the within named Charles Priestley registered 7 June 1887 - note "no survivorship"
    C/T 1921-031 - Margaret Ricketson of Beaconsfield Widow and James Fethers of Flinders Street Melbourne Gentleman.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 Jul 1890, p1.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1921-031 - The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited is now the proprietor by transfer from the within named James Fethers and William Thomas Wallis.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 19 Jul 1890, p1.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1921-031 - Margaret Ricketson of Beaconsfield Widow and James Fethers of Flinders Street Melbourne Gentleman.
  9. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
Last Edited1 Jun 2020
 

NOTE

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