Albert Octavius Dutton

M, #7929, b. 5 Oct 1887, d. 9 Jul 1981
Father*Rupert Dutton
Mother*Agnes Dixon
Note* Albert Edward Dutton. A family owned business for 100 years, what began as a modest service station and repairs workshop in the back streets of Richmond is now an exclusive world class car showroom and established social landmark in the heart of South Yarra.
The legend began in a small Burnley Street garage in 1911 when Albert Octavius Dutton began creating coachwork for vehicles such as Rolls-Royce, Hispano and Isotta Franchini. Built by Albert, this was the first Dutton Building.
It wasn't until over 50 years later that Albert's son Albie Dutton began to develop the business into larger premises that would house a service and repairs workshop with a new prestige car and second hand car showroom.
In 1989, the second Dutton showroom was established on Church Street in Richmond, by Albie and his son Jeff Dutton, who renovated an old chocolate factory, creating a unique space for a prestige car dealership. Known as the doyen of rare and collectable sports cars, Jeff's expertise and interests extended into the auction world, consulting with Sotheby's and the Victorian Museum.
Because of this, the Dutton showroom has since become a meeting point for car aficionados alike, with a museum-like display of classic cars, auto-mobile memorabilia and artwork. It is also the first car showroom with an in-house cafe, Cafe Veloce, opening in 1990 by renowned restaurateur, Maurice Terzini (Caffé e Cucina, Otto, North Bondi Italian and Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons).
Now with the youngest Dutton generation on board (James and Simone), the third Dutton showroom has opened its door in the Dutton Building in South Yarra. Designed by renowned Melbourne architects, Plus Architecture - a joint venture of Fender Katsilidis and SJB Architects - the building location on Claremont Street provides a street level showroom, designed for displaying rare and classic automobiles.
The new Dutton showroom is home to one of the best selections of rare and exotic luxury cars in the Southern Hemisphere.1 
Birth*5 Oct 1887 TAS, Australia.2,3 
Marriage*1911 Spouse: Annie May Chandler. VIC, Australia, #M166 & #M166R.4
 
Widower15 Aug 1971Albert Octavius Dutton became a widower upon the death of his wife Annie May Chandler.2 
Village Bell*May 1981The article reads: DEWHURST - MORE MEMORIES
Also up at the north end of the village was one of the Dutton Brothers, nicknamed "Mud Hut Dutton" because of his abode near the Falls.5 
Death*9 Jul 1981 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D15776 (Age 93) , son of Rupert Dutton Agnes Dixon.2 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Nov 1931, OIL FROM BULK STORE. HUSBAND AND WIFE ON TRIAL.
    Not Guilty of Receiving.
    Albert Dutton, garage proprietor, Burnley street, Richmond, and his wife, Mrs Annie May Dutton, were charged before Judge Williams, in General Sessions on Thursday, with having at Richmond, between January 1 and August 22, received a quantity of oil, the property of C C Wakefield and Co. Ltd, knowing it to have been stolen. Mr. Sproule, Crown prosecutor, appeared for the Crown. Mr Cullity (instructed by Mr Sonenberg) appeared for both accused.
    The case for the Crown was that C C Wakefield and Company, oil merchants, had two stores in North Melbourne. Among the employees of the company was a man named Meyers, who had been one of their storemen. The Crown alleged that Meyers and Leslie Donald stole quantities of oil, and that Donald disposed of it to various people. Donald had, in fact, been convicted of stealing a large quantity of oil from the company, and he gave evidence that he knew Mr and Mrs Dutton, and had disposed of quantities of oil to them, some of which was delivered at or near their garage in Richmond, and some to a garage in Gardenvale and to another garage in South Yarra.
    The defence was a denial of the evidence given bv Donald. Evidence was given by both Dutton and his wife.
    The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and both accused were discharged.7
  • 19 Apr 2006, Driving passion
    One-time carpenter James Dutton hung up his hammer to build a business selling luxury cars, boats and planes - reigniting a family interest in the motoring industry.
    James Dutton doesn't believe he is a workaholic. Sure, he has no time for a girlfriend at the moment but those recent 16-hour working days are, he says, because he enjoys working and because he knows with any start-up, "your focus has to be there".
    That focus on his most recent professional project began almost five years ago when Dutton, 31, started investigating the concept of creating a website to service clients who wanted to sell their cars through the Dutton brand name.
    After all, with a familial association with vehicles that stretches back to 1911 when his great-grandfather, Albert Octavius Dutton, founded a coachwork-building business that specialised in creating bodies for Rolls-Royce and Isotta-Franchini, the Dutton name has been synonymous with prestige vehicles.
    Today, having officially launched Dutton Direct in December 2004, Dutton's business has grown beyond luxury vehicles to cover a variety of luxury items including yachts, private planes and properties.
    "We have $745 million worth of listings on the site at the moment. How's business?" Dutton has a sharp intake of breath and smiles wearily. "Busy."
    Despite the growing interest in Dutton Direct, Dutton makes it clear he considers the business to be still in "set-up mode".
    Private capital raising, he says, has been the biggest challenge but, having set up Dutton International Holdings Limited, and with the help of a company called Capitalised, Dutton hopes the future will only get brighter.
    "We are an unlisted public company," he says. "We just have to prove ourselves first. We have various exit strategies for investors."
    Using the power of the old school tie has been something Dutton admits was invaluable. "I have pulled together all my old school mates - including an ex-DeLoitte accountant who's our company secretary. Everyone has helped."
    The influence of family remains strong. Describing his mother as his "backbone", Dutton points to a bowl of beautifully arranged flowers on the table in his South Yarra boardroom and laughs.
    "She comes in and does nice things like that," he says.
    His sister, Simone Dutton, a graphic designer, has been responsible for the Dutton Direct business cards and graphics, while his father is simply "really proud", Dutton says.
    "It's nice to be able to engage family into my own business and have them see what I can create," he says.8
  • 25 Mar 2010, The drive to succeed
    IT'S happy 99th birthday to the Dutton family's car dealership, the empire that Albert Octavius Dutton started in Burnley Street, Richmond, when toiling in his workshop to create coachwork for vehicles such as Rolls-Royces. The business passed to son Albie, grandson Jeff and great-grandson James, the man about town who took the enterprise online in 2004 with Dutton Direct: International Luxury Circle. James has done some research and believes Dutton is the oldest family-owned dealership in the world (toot your horn if you know otherwise). The alluring grin of the fourth-generation Dutton will be even wider next year when 100 candles are on the cake.9

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.duttonsportingcars.com.au/#/about.aspx
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, The Duttons Owner: KentDutton.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "indexed as DABBON & DATTON."
  5. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "1981-018 p9."
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Nov 1931, p21.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 19 Apr 2006, by Claire Halliday. Viewed online July 2013.
  9. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 25 Mar 2010, by Suzanne Carbonne. Viewed online July 2013.
Last Edited25 Nov 2015

Annie May Chandler

F, #7930, b. 1885, d. 15 Aug 1971
Probate (Will)* Annie May Dutton. M Woman. Burnley. 16 Aug 1971. 734/485.1 
Married NameDutton.2 
Birth*1885 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B11467 (as Annie) [par Charles Edward CHANDLER & Emma GREEN].3 
Marriage*1911 Spouse: Albert Octavius Dutton. VIC, Australia, #M166 & #M166R.4
 
Land-UBeac*29 Nov 1939 GEM--140E l/p 13662 (Lots 2.3.9). Transfer from Catherine Jane Dowsing to Annie May Dutton. 49a 0r 30p.5 
Land-Note*24 Mar 1949 GEM--140E l/p 13662 (Lots 2.3.9): According to Rate Book Annie Dutton sold to R H MILLARD, Painter, 24 Mar 1949.6 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1949 GEM--140E l/p 13662 (Lots 2.3.9). Transfer from Annie May Dutton to Marie Louise Pridham. 49a 0r 30p.7 
Death*15 Aug 1971 Burnley, VIC, Australia, #D19632 (Age 86.)2  
Village Bell*May 1981The article reads: DEWHURST - MORE MEMORIES
Also up at the north end of the village was one of the Dutton Brothers, nicknamed "Mud Hut Dutton" because of his abode near the Falls.8 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Nov 1931, OIL FROM BULK STORE. HUSBAND AND WIFE ON TRIAL.
    Not Guilty of Receiving.
    Albert Dutton, garage proprietor, Burnley street, Richmond, and his wife, Mrs Annie May Dutton, were charged before Judge Williams, in General Sessions on Thursday, with having at Richmond, between January 1 and August 22, received a quantity of oil, the property of C C Wakefield and Co. Ltd, knowing it to have been stolen. Mr. Sproule, Crown prosecutor, appeared for the Crown. Mr Cullity (instructed by Mr Sonenberg) appeared for both accused.
    The case for the Crown was that C C Wakefield and Company, oil merchants, had two stores in North Melbourne. Among the employees of the company was a man named Meyers, who had been one of their storemen. The Crown alleged that Meyers and Leslie Donald stole quantities of oil, and that Donald disposed of it to various people. Donald had, in fact, been convicted of stealing a large quantity of oil from the company, and he gave evidence that he knew Mr and Mrs Dutton, and had disposed of quantities of oil to them, some of which was delivered at or near their garage in Richmond, and some to a garage in Gardenvale and to another garage in South Yarra.
    The defence was a denial of the evidence given bv Donald. Evidence was given by both Dutton and his wife.
    The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and both accused were discharged.10
  • 1 Dec 1949, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 3. At 3 pm. EMERALD.
    BURNLEY PARK, Country Home or Farmlet, Beaconsfield Road, Delightful Position, Home in Perfect Order, E.L., Plant, Tel., Perm. Creek, Cottage. 3 Rooms, Numerous Outbuildings.
    A. V. NOBELIUS & Co., Estate Agents, Emerald 14; And PHILLIPS & NICHOLSON. Auctioneers, Mordialloc.11
  • 2 Dec 1949, COUNTRY AUCTIONS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3. Also at 3 p.m. BURNLEY PARK, Beaconsfield Road. EMERALD.
    W.B. Dwlg., First-class Condition. 2 Bedrms., Lge. Lounge. Kit., Landscape Window, Built-in Cupboards, H.W.S., Tel., Porc. Bath, Laundry, Shower-room, Storeroom, Septic Tank, Bungalow, 16 x 16: Cottage, 3 Rms., Glorious Garden, Orchard. P. Pens (500 Birds), Lge. Workshop, Garage, E.L. Plant, Perm. Ck. and Water Supply, 8 Acres Good Flats. Balance Timber. With or Without Equipment.
    A. V. NOBELIUS & Co. (H. B. Mickelburough), Estate Agents, EMERALD. In Conjunction With PHILLIPS & NICHOLSON, Auctioneers, Mordialloc. XY1094.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 1363; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 244.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  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 "indexed as DABBON & DATTON."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5559-732 Catherine Jane Dowsing to Annie May Dutton of Burnley Street Married Woman - C/T 6349-610.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1946/47 Address 'Burnley' Emerald. Lot 3.6 l/p 13662. 50 acres. 2 houses NAV 23, next NAV 75.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6349-610 - Annie May Dutton to Marie Louise Pridham of 21 Lucknow Street Ascot Vale Married Woman.
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "1981-018 p9."
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Nov 1931, p21.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Dec 1949, p15.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Dec 1949, p14.
Last Edited27 Nov 2015

Rupert Dutton

M, #7935
Marriage* Spouse: Agnes Dixon.
 

Family

Agnes Dixon
Children 1.Frank Percival Dutton+ b. 1872, d. 1961
 2.Harold James Edward Dutton b. 1877, d. Jul 1958
 3.Albert Octavius Dutton+ b. 5 Oct 1887, d. 9 Jul 1981
Last Edited25 Nov 2015

Agnes Dixon

F, #7936
Married NameDutton. 
Marriage* Spouse: Rupert Dutton.
 

Family

Rupert Dutton
Children 1.Frank Percival Dutton+ b. 1872, d. 1961
 2.Harold James Edward Dutton b. 1877, d. Jul 1958
 3.Albert Octavius Dutton+ b. 5 Oct 1887, d. 9 Jul 1981
Last Edited25 Nov 2015

Harold James Edward Dutton

M, #7937, b. 1877, d. Jul 1958
Father*Rupert Dutton
Mother*Agnes Dixon
Birth*1877 Blackwell, TAS, Australia.1,2 
Land-UBeac*17 Jul 1942 GEM--140E l/p 13662 (Lot 6). Transfer from Catherine Jane Dowsing to Harold James Edward Dutton. Balance (acreage not given.)3 
Land-UBeac*20 Dec 1945 GEM--140E l/p 13662 (Lot 6). Transfer from Harold James Edward Dutton to Horace Michael O'Brien. Balance (acreage not given.)4 
Death*Jul 1958 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D12513 (Age 81.)1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Beaconsfield Road, Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.5

Grave

  • Church of England, Compartment P, Section 13, Grave 18, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia6

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D12513 gives birthplace as Blackwell TAS."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5559-732 - Catherine Jane Dowsing to Harold Dutton of Beaconsfield Road Emerald Retired Manager - C/T 6566-055.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6494-751 - Harold Dutton to Horace Michael O'Brien of 298 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills Soldier.
  5. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited16 May 2018

William Edwin Falla Libby

M, #7948, b. 10 Jun 1851, d. 24 Apr 1935
Birth*10 Jun 1851 St Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands. [par Edwin LIBBY & Anne REEVES]1,2,3 
Marriage* Spouse: Martha Brache. Guernsey, Channel Islands.4,3
 
Land-Note*2 Apr 1888 GEM-D-76A: Frederick Illingworth. Libby took over part of the lease from Frederick Illingworth for 14 years. The lease was cancelled once the crown grant was taken out. He paid £2 per acre.5 
Land-UBeac*20 Apr 1894William Edwin Falla Libby selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-76A. 40a 0r 0p - crown grant, previously leasehold. For the consideration of £80.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Jun 1894 GEM-D-76A. Transfer from William Edwin Falla Libby to John George Trinham. 40a 0r 0p.6 
Widower23 Apr 1919William Edwin Falla Libby became a widower upon the death of his wife Martha Brache.4 
Marriage*1921 Spouse: Christiana Winsor. VIC, Australia, #M8480.7
 
Widower5 Aug 1931William Edwin Falla Libby became a widower upon the death of his wife Christiana Winsor.2 
Death*24 Apr 1935 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D14209 (Age 83) [par unknown].2 
Probate (Will)*11 Dec 1935 275/734. William E F LIBBY. Date of grant: 11 Dec 1935; Date of death: 24 Apr 1935; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Geelong.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881St Sampsons House, South Quay Rd, St Sampson, GuernseyHead of Household: William Edwin Falla Libby. Age 28 - Sail Maker Emp 4 Men & 1 Boy
Member(s) of Household: Martha Libby, Ann Martha Libby, Ethel Rachel Libby, Wilfred Libby.9
1919366 Ryrie Street, Geelong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sailmaker.10
1924Como, Leopold, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired. With Christiana Libby.11

Grave

  • EAS-COE-06-807-196, Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Geelong, VIC, Australia12

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Channel Islands, Select Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Bradworthy to Geelong - Owner: Amanda_Wilding.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 - William Edwin Falla Libby of Beaconsfield Farmer.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2534-683 - John George Trinham of No 128 Stokes Street Port Melbourne Farmer.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "married as Christina Haworth."
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/P0002 unit 967, item 275/734.
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 5628; Folio: 67; Page: 1; GSU roll: 1342352
    Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1881 Channel Islands Census [database on-line]."
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.gct.net.au/deceased-search/,.
Last Edited28 Jun 2017
 

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