Alice Emily Cannon

F, #913, b. 20 Aug 1874, d. 24 Nov 1946
Father*John Cannon b. 3 Jul 1827, d. 7 Jun 1904
Mother*Margaret Anne McKay b. 1834, d. 18 May 1901
Birth*20 Aug 1874 Ararat, VIC, Australia, #B20447.1,2 
(Witness) Death-Notice12 Oct 1918BAILEY.-Died of wounds on active service August 26, after 3 years 9 months, No. 2058 H. Bailey, formerly of Runnymede, Upper Beaconsfield (Inserted by Alice E. Cannon.) A brave man.3 
Death*24 Nov 1946 1 Garden Avenue, Glenhuntly, VIC, Australia, #D12727 (Age 72) - as CANNON.4 
Death-Notice*25 Nov 1946CANNON.--On November 24, at 1 Garden avenue. Glenhuntly, Alice E., loved daughter of the late John and Margaret Cannon (late of Ararat), aged 72 years.
CANNON.-On November 24. at 1 Garden avenue. Glenhuntly. Alice E., loved sister of Hugh and Alice, and aunt of Alan, John, Max, Murray, and Betty. -Last journey ended.
CANNON.-The Funeral ot the late Miss ALICE E. CANNON will leave 1 Garden avenue. Glenhuntly. THIS DAY (Monday) for the Springvale Crematorium, after a service at 3.15 p.m.
JOHN ALLISON, Funeral Director, Caulfleld.5 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, AGONIS, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, BED 2 ROSE 246

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Jan 1915, THE MISSES CANNON, "RUNNYMEDE," Upper Beaconsfield.— Vacancies for few adults, Xmas season.7
  • 19 Jan 1916, RUNNYMEDE, Upper Beaconsfield. The Misses Cannon. Terms, £2/2/ week. Tel. No. 7.8
  • 23 Sep 1916, RUNNYMEDE," beautifully situated in Upper Beaconsfield Ranges; hot and cold baths, excellent cuisine, coaches meet trains; tariff £2/2/. Telephone 7. Miss Pitman (Misses Cannon).9
  • 9 Aug 1917, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From Upper Beaconsfield progress association, re (1) state of road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's; also (2) between Miss Cannon's, Runnymede, and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's ; (3) re growth of saplings' on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Capt. Rushall's, there having been several narrow escapes from accident of late. - Clerk of Works to attend.10
  • 10 Aug 1917, BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. CORRESPONDENCE.
    From H. Glismann, acting secretary of Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association, drawing attention to the road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's. It needed repair. Also re the road between Miss Cannon's and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's. Also to the growth of saplings on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Captain Rushall's.-Clerk of works to attend, on motion of Crs Martin and Henty.11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Hawke Family Tree - Owner: ErinBrown1973 (Birth Date).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Oct 1918 p11.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Nov 1946 p2.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    AGONIS, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, BED 2 ROSE 24.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jan 1915, p23 advertised regularly in 1915, xmas reference removed from February 1915.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jan 1916, p16.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Sep 1916, p23.
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Aug 1917, p3.
  11. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "10 Aug 1917, p3."
Last Edited3 Apr 2015

Margaret Anne McKay

F, #914, b. 1834, d. 18 May 1901
Margaret Ann CANNON (nee McKAY)
(1834-1901)
Married NameCannon. 
Birth*1834 
Marriage*18 Sep 1859 Spouse: John Cannon. VIC, Australia, #M2972.1,2
 
Death*18 May 1901 Ararat, VIC, Australia, #D4273 (Age 67) [par William McKAY & Hannah WILSON].3 
Death-Notice*22 May 1901CANNON.- On the 18th May, at Ararat, Margaret Anne, the dearly loved wife of John Cannon (suddenly).4 

Family

John Cannon b. 3 Jul 1827, d. 7 Jun 1904
Children 1.Mary Elizabeth Cannon b. 17 Jan 1868, d. 26 Jan 1942
 2.James Henry Cannon+ b. 11 Apr 1870, d. 30 Jan 1941
 3.Alice Emily Cannon b. 20 Aug 1874, d. 24 Nov 1946
 4.Lilian Cannon b. 10 Oct 1877, d. 3 Jan 1952

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Hawke Family Tree - Owner: ErinBrown1973 (Marriage Date).
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "father stated as William CANNON."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 May 1901, p1.
Last Edited5 Jul 2019

John Cannon

M, #915, b. 3 Jul 1827, d. 7 Jun 1904
John CANNON
(1827-1904)
Birth*3 Jul 1827 15 Bedford Place, Tower Hamlet, London, England, baptism 1 Aug 1827 at St Paul's Shadwell, Tower Hamlet, Middlesex [par John & Hannah CANNON - father a clerk].1
Marriage*18 Sep 1859 Spouse: Margaret Anne McKay. VIC, Australia, #M2972.2,3
 
Widower18 May 1901John Cannon became a widower upon the death of his wife Margaret Anne McKay.4 
Death*7 Jun 1904 Ararat, VIC, Australia, #D3512 age 76 [par John CANNON & Hannah CLARKSON].5 
Death-Notice*30 Jun 1904CANNON.- June 7, at Ararat, Vic, John Cannon, aged 76.6 
Probate (Will)* John Cannon. News Agent. Ararat. 7 Jun 1904. 91/594.7 

Family

Margaret Anne McKay b. 1834, d. 18 May 1901
Children 1.Mary Elizabeth Cannon b. 17 Jan 1868, d. 26 Jan 1942
 2.James Henry Cannon+ b. 11 Apr 1870, d. 30 Jan 1941
 3.Alice Emily Cannon b. 20 Aug 1874, d. 24 Nov 1946
 4.Lilian Cannon b. 10 Oct 1877, d. 3 Jan 1952

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Jun 1877, SERIOUS FIRE AT ARARAT.
    A fire that at one time seemed to threaten half the township occurred this morning at half-past 1 o'clock, when the Courthouse Hotel, a large, old, rambling building of 30 rooms, was entirely consumed, together with the stock and furniture, in little over half an hour. The stationer's shop of Mr. John Cannon, agent for The Argus and The Australasian, was completely gutted, and all the stock destroyed. The origin of the fire is unknown, except that it began in the centre of the hotel, and was first discovered by two of the landlord's young family. The alarm was given, and the rest of the family escaped in their nightdresses, and nothing more. Mr, Gilchrist had no timo to return to his bedroom, after arousing the inmates, to save his cash-box, (which contained £32 in notes), his watch, and his clothes. Mr. Cannon's house next door was a substantial brick three-story building at the back, with an old weatherboard shop in front. His family were safely moved, but with few minutes to spare. A strong westerly breeze was blowing, and all the inhabitants on the south side of Barkly street np to the next brick building to the east, belonging to Mr. James Galbraith, surgeon, piled up their stock and furniture in the streets. To the west communication was interrupted by a right-of-way, and the brick store of Mr. Thomas Kneale, ironmonger. The pressure of water from the Langi Ghiran dam was at its fullest, and of this the fire brigade availed themselves so successfully that they prevented the fire from spreading, although the next building to Mr. Cannon's is a wooden one, and the wooden party walls stood within 6in. of each other. Too much credit cannot be given to the brigade, under Captain Basham, for on looking at the spot this afternoon it seems impossible to understand how the progress of the flames was stopped. The hose had to be played occasionally on the ruins up to 9 o'clock this morning. The insurance companies interested are the Victoria, £800 on Cannon's premises and stock, and £500 on the Courthouse Hotel building; and the Liverpool and London and Globe, £100 on the stock and furniture of the hotel. Mr Cannon estimates his losses at more than double the sum insured.8
  • 8 Jun 1904, ARARAT.—A very old resident of this district, Mr John Cannon, agent for "The Argus," died on Tuesday at the age of 75 years. He was a colonist of 54 years' standing and he came to Ararat in the early days of the gold rush establishing the news agency and stationery business which he carried on until his death. Mr Cannon was, for over 25 years, secretary to the Ararat Hospital and Benevolent Asylum, resigning the post at the close of last year. He was also secretary to the Gas Company, and an old and valued member of the committee of the Presbyterian Church.9

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Shadwell, St Paul, Register of Baptism, p93/pau3, Item 006.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Hawke Family Tree - Owner: ErinBrown1973 (Marriage Date).
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "father stated as William CANNON."
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily News (Perth), 30 Jun 1904, p1.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 1183; VPRS 28/P2, unit 691; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 364.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Jun 1877, p7 (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) ARARAT, WEDNESDAY.).
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jun 1904, p6.
Last Edited5 Jul 2019

Mary Elizabeth Cannon

F, #919, b. 17 Jan 1868, d. 26 Jan 1942
Father*John Cannon b. 3 Jul 1827, d. 7 Jun 1904
Mother*Margaret Anne McKay b. 1834, d. 18 May 1901
Birth*17 Jan 1868 Ararat, VIC, Australia, #B187.1,2 
Death*26 Jan 1942 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D875 (Age 73) -- as CANNON.3 
Death-Notice*27 Jan 1942CANNON.-On January 26, at Melbourne, Mary Elizabeth, third loved daughter of the late John and Margaret Cannon of Ararat, loving sister of Margaret (Mrs Morris, deceased) William (deceased) Nan (deceased), James (deceased), May (Mrs J M Skene), Alice, Lillian (Mrs G H McKay), Hugh.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia5
bt 1914 - 1916Runnymede, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaWith Lilian Cannon.6,7,8

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, AGONIS, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, BED 2 ROSE 249

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Apr 1912, BEACONSFIELD (UPPER). - "RUNNYMEDE," holiday visitors. Miss Mary Cannon, proprietress. Apply Tourist Bureau until 30th.10
  • 30 Jan 1915, THE MISSES CANNON, "RUNNYMEDE," Upper Beaconsfield.— Vacancies for few adults, Xmas season.11
  • 19 Jan 1916, RUNNYMEDE, Upper Beaconsfield. The Misses Cannon. Terms, £2/2/ week. Tel. No. 7.12

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Hawke Family Tree - Owner: ErinBrown1973 (Birth Date).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jan 1942 p2.
  5. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  6. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "only Lilian's address as Runnymede."
  7. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915 "only Lilian's address as Runnymede."
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916 "only Lilian's address as Runnymede."
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    AGONIS, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, BED 2 ROSE 24.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Apr 1912, p23.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jan 1915, p23 advertised regularly in 1915, xmas reference removed from February 1915.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jan 1916, p16.
Last Edited3 Apr 2015

James Henry Cannon

M, #920, b. 11 Apr 1870, d. 30 Jan 1941
Father*John Cannon b. 3 Jul 1827, d. 7 Jun 1904
Mother*Margaret Anne McKay b. 1834, d. 18 May 1901
Birth*11 Apr 1870 Ararat, VIC, Australia, #B6330.1,2 
Marriage*19 Sep 1906 Spouse: Catherine Sinclair Sutherland. Congregational Church, Kyneton, VIC, Australia, #M6556.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*20 Oct 1906CANNON—SUTHERLAND. —On the 19th September, at Congregational Church, Kyneton, by Rev. G. J. Richmond, James Henry, son of the John Cannon, of Ararat, to Catherine Sinclair, daughter of Mr. Robert Sutherland, "Caithness," Kyneton.4 
Land-UBeac31 May 1912 GEM-D-59 (part). Transfer from Victoria Robertson to James Henry Cannon. 27a 2r 21p.5 
Land-UBeac*31 May 1912 GEM-D-41.43.59 (part). Transfer from Victoria Robertson to James Henry Cannon.6 
Death*30 Jan 1941 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D936 (Age 70.)7 
Death-Notice*31 Jan 1941CANNON.-On January 30, at Brighton, James Henry, of 3 Weatherly grove (formerly of 24 South road, Brighton), the dear beloved husband of Catherine, and loved father of Ronald, Kathleen (Mrs. McKenna), Mollie (Mrs. Ken Smith), Geoff (R.A.A.F.), and Neil (A.I. F. abroad). (Ararat papers please copy.)
CANNON.- On January 30, James Henry Cannon, of 3 Wheatly grove, Middle Brighton, dearly loved third son of the late John and Margaret Cannon, of Ararat, loved brother of Mrs. J. M. Morris (deceased), John (deceased), William (deceased), Hannah (deceased), Mary (Mrs. J. M. Skene), Alice, Hugh, and Mrs. Garvin McKay.
CANNON.- On January 30, James Henry, of Weatherly grove, Brighton, loved friend of S. T. and Mrs. Kerr, and uncle of Alan and Douglas.8 
Land-Note*16 Jan 1942 GEM-D-41.43.59: James Henry Cannon died on 30th January 1941. Probate of his will has been granted to Catherine Sinclair Cannon of 3 Weatherly Grove Brighton Widow and Ronald James Cannon of 1 Ronald Street Dandenong Clerk.9 
Land-UBeac12 Mar 1943 GEM-D-59 (part). Transfer from James Henry Cannon to James Gordon England. 27a 2r 21p.10 
Land-UBeac*12 Mar 1943 GEM-D-41.43.59 (part). Transfer from James Henry Cannon to James Gordon England.11,12,13 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Jan 1917, For Sale, Upper Beaconsfield.
    46 ACRES good Orchard Land, 10 minutes from P.O., lightly timbered, easterly aspect, well watered. Particulars from J. H. Cannon Red Hill, or P. Anderson, Beaconsfield Upper.14
  • 6 Jan 1927, Berwick Shire Works
    Cannon’s Crossing, Upper Beaconsfield. —The crossing asked for by Mr. Cannon is situated on a short length of road leading from Pine Grove-road into a bush paddock. The road has never been opened up to traffic, and is now fenced off. The gully over which the crossing is required is at the west end of the road near Mr. Cannon’s paddock. To construct a crossing over this gully to carry vehicle traffic would be costly and troublesome. Boggy springs extend out from the gully for about a chain on the east approach, and would require to be drained and formed before any traffic could get over them. A small culvert would be required in the gully, and the creek should be opened up through the adjoining property to let the water away.15
  • 19 Sep 1931, CANNON—SUTHERLAND.— [Silver Wedding.] — On the 19th September, 1906, at Congregational Church, Kyneton, by the Rev. J. Richmond, James H., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cannon, of Ararat, to Catherine Sinclair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sutherland, of Kyneton. (Present address Thurso, 24 South road, Brighton Beach.)16

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Hawke Family Tree - Owner: ErinBrown1973 (Birth Date).
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Oct 1906, p13.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 3144-732 - James Henry Cannon of Warracknabeal Merchant.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2258-572 + C/T 2643-563 + C/T 1483-428 + 3144-732 - James Henry Cannon of Warracknabeal Merchant.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Jan 1941, p8.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2258-572 + C/T 2643-563 + C/T 3144-732 - James Henry Cannon died on 30th January 1941. Probate of his will has been granted to Catherine Sinclair Cannon of 3 Weatherly Grove Brighton Widow and Ronald James Cannon of 1 Ronald Street Dandenong Clerk.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3144-732 - C/T 6614-757 - James Gordon England of Upper Beaconsfield Guest House proprietor.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2258-572 + C/T 2643-563 - James Gordon England of Upper Beaconsfield Guest House Proprietor - C/T 6614-756.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), (GEM-D-41) C/T 1483-428 - James Gordon England of Upper Beaconsfield Guest House Proprietor - C/T 6614-758.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3144-732 - C/T 6614-757 - James Gordon England of Upper Beaconsfield Guest House proprietor - This title covers 27a 2r 21p being part of Crown Allotment 59 Section D.
  14. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "17 Jan 1917, p2."
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic), Thu 6 Jan 1927, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214586777
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Sep 1931, p15.
Last Edited18 Mar 2019

Lilian Cannon

F, #924, b. 10 Oct 1877, d. 3 Jan 1952
Father*John Cannon b. 3 Jul 1827, d. 7 Jun 1904
Mother*Margaret Anne McKay b. 1834, d. 18 May 1901

World War I

Lilian Cannon, aged 36, enlisted as a Staff Nurse on 26 Dec 1916. Her unit the Australian Army Nursing Service embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 29 Dec 1916. She returned to Australia on 25 Oct 1919.
Her name is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
Her brother owned Runnymede, and her sisters were operating the guesthouse from 1912 to c1917.1,2
Married NameMcKay. 
Birth*10 Oct 1877 Ararat, VIC, Australia, #B19834.3,4 
Marriage*6 Mar 1922 Spouse: Gavin Henry McKay. Elsternwick, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Apr 1922McKAY-CANNON.- On thc 6th March, at "Langi Gherin," Elsternwick, by the Rev. A. Yule, Gavin Henry McKay, youngest son of the late Nathaniel McKay, Drummartin, to Lilian, youngest daughter of the late John Cannon, Ararat, Future address, Hunter.5 
Widow1946Lilian Cannon became a widow upon the death of her husband Gavin Henry McKay.6 
Death*3 Jan 1952 Orbost, VIC, Australia, #D17339 age 74 -- as McKAY.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1916Runnymede, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home dutiies. With Mary Elizabeth Cannon.8,9,10

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Nov 1919, Sister L. Cannon, of the Caulfield Military Hospital nursing staff, who was on active service for nearly three years, is returning to Australia by the Orontes. She is the youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Cannon, of Ararat.12

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=45656
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Hawke Family Tree - Owner: ErinBrown1973 (Birth Date).
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Apr 1922, p1.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17339 age 74 -- as McKAY."
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "only Lilian's address as Runnymede."
  9. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915 "only Lilian's address as Runnymede."
  10. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916 "only Lilian's address as Runnymede."
  11. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 15 Nov 1919, p43.
Last Edited3 Apr 2015

Herman 'Mac' Roberts

M, #925, b. 1882, d. 13 Aug 1953
Father*Herman Roberts
Mother*Charlotte Fitz
Birth*1882 Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia, #B13394.1 
Marriage*24 Dec 1924 Spouse: Katherine Lucy Beswick. St Andrew's Church, Middle Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M11127.2
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Jan 1925ROBERTS-BESWICK -On Christmas Day at St Andrew's Church of England, Middle Brighton, by the Rev. Canon Hancock, Herman (Mac), eldest son of Mr and the late Mrs Herman Roberts, Paynesville, to Katherine Lucy, second daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Beswick, 5 Baker street, Middle Brighton (late of Garfield) (Present address, Station Store Beaconsfield.) (Yorkshire papers please copy.)3 
Land-UBeac*6 Jan 1928 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36. Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Herman 'Mac' Roberts. 2a 0r 30 5/10p. This land is sold by mortgagee in three parts - consolidated. It is not stated which mortgagee forced the sale.4 
Land-Note1947 In 1947/48 Herman Roberts was rated for 2ac Pt 1A Store and House NAV 42. Also rated for Post Office and House NAV 46.5 
Land-Note1948 PAK-1A: in 1948/49 Herman Roberts was rated for 2ac Pt 1A Store and House NAV 42. This land was let to GROSBY SLIPPER CO ... The Slipper Co was mentioned as a factory but the record referred to Roberts, who was also rated for Post Office and House NAV 46.5 
Land-Note1949 PAK-1A: in 1949/50 Herman Roberts was rated for 2ac Pt 1A Store and House NAV 42. Extra Service form 9/3/50 - 1950/51 - Grosby responsible for payment for 4 pans.6 
Land-UBeac*20 Jan 1953 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36 (part), 39-41 Railway Avenue. Transfer from Herman 'Mac' Roberts to an unknown person . See C/T 7990-196 - Norah Florence Smethurst - Transfer 2537540.7 
Death*13 Aug 1953 Post Office, Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D20291 [par Herman ROBERTS & Charlotte FITZ].8 
Death-Notice*14 Aug 1953ROBERTS, Herman (Mac)—On August 13 (suddenly), at his home, Post-office, Beaconsfield, loved husband of Katherine and loving father of Pat and Mary. - Peace perfect peace.
ROBERTS.—The friends of the late Mr HERMAN (MAC) ROBERTS are notified tha his Funeral will leave his home Post-office Beaconsfield THIS DAY. (Friday) at 3.20 pm for the Springvale Crematorium.
W J GARNAR & SON PTY LTD Dandenong Phone 308.9 
Land-UBeac9 Jul 1954 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36 (part), 66 Woods Street. Transfer from Herman 'Mac' Roberts to an unknown person . See C/T 8051-907 - Transfer 2654688 - Kevin Gordon Dearing and Joyce Lorraine Dearing.10 
Land-Note*9 Jul 1954 Herman Roberts died on 13 August 1953. Probate of his will has been granted to Katherine Lucy Roberts of Beaconsfield Widow.11 
Land-UBeac19 Jul 1956 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36 (part), 68 Woods Street. Transfer from Herman 'Mac' Roberts to an unknown person . See C/T 8124-613 - Transfer A192487.12 
Land-UBeac20 Mar 1986 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36 (part). Transfer from Herman 'Mac' Roberts to an unknown person . See C/T 9692-534 to 9692-537 - Transfer M1914935
(includes the subdivided parts of this area.)13 
Land-UBeac30 Mar 1993 PAK-1A (Application 40570) Lots 35 + 36 (part), 70 Woods Street. Transfer from Herman 'Mac' Roberts to an unknown person . See C/T 10180-498 and 10180-499 - Transfer S419454F.14 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
8 Jan 1935Wood Street, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: store keeper. With Katherine Lucy Beswick.15

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, MELALEUCA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN M1 BED 4 ROSE 2316

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Apr 1945, New Slipper Factory opened at Beaconsfield. On Wednesday last, April 11th, the Grosby Shoe Cos., of Melbourne opened a branch slipper factory at Beaconsfield. This company, following the advice of the Decentralisation Committee and at the request of the local A.L.P., has leased Robert’s Buildings alongside the Beaconsfield Station, made certain structural alterations and painted internally, installed a number of machines and catered generally for the comfort of the employees.
    As yet only a limited number of girls have been employed, but as these receive the necessary instruction and become efficient, others will be engaged. Before long employment will be available locally for as many women and girls as required.
    BRANCH AT BERWICK NEXT
    After becoming established at Beaconsfield, the company intends to open a branch at Berwick, where it has already an option on a suitable building.17
  • 26 Jan 1949, Looking for A JOB?
    Grosby Shoe Cos. BEACONSFIELD BRANCH HAVE VACANCIES FOR Junior Girls And Experienced Power Machinists
    APPLY TO THE FORELADY AT THE PLANT OPPOSITE THE BEACONSFIELD RAILWAY STATION.
    IDEAL CONDITIONS GOOD WAGES18

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jan 1925, p13.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3840-836 - transfer by mortgagee to Herman Roberts of Wood Street Beaconsfield Storekeeper - C/T 5385-895.
  5. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 subdiv mentioned in 1952 Lot 3 £300, New sub to Dearing Clyde 7/3/1953.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5385-895 - Norah Florence Smethurst - see C/T 7990-196.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20291 [par Herman ROBERTS & Charlotte FITZ]."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Aug 1953 p8.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5385-895 - see C/T 8051-907 - Transfer 2654688 - Kevin Gordon Dearing and Joyce Lorraine Dearing.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5385-895 - Herman Roberts died on 13 August 1953. Probate of his will has been granted to Katherine Lucy Roberts of Beaconsfield Widow.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5385-895 - see C/T 8124-613 - Transfer A192487.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5385-895 - see C/T 9692-534 to 9692-537 - Transfer M1914935.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5385-895 - see C/T 10180-498 and 10180-499 - Transfer S419454F.
  15. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  16. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    MELALEUCA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN M1 BED 4 ROSE 23.
  17. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 18 Apr 1945, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214330927."
  18. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 26 Jan 1949, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222208531."
Last Edited14 Jun 2018

Katherine Lucy Beswick

F, #926, b. Sep 1901, d. 25 Oct 1992
Married NameRoberts. 
Birth*Sep 1901 Skirlaugh, Yorkshire East Riding, England, Sep Q [Skirlaugh] 9d 369.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel20 Jul 1912 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Gothic
Age 11 - travelling with parents John (farm labourer) & Mary (housewife) and five siblings.2 
Note*16 Sep 1916 Brother died WWI:
Edwin Ezard BESWICK (SERN 6725) - born Hull England, C of E, Labourer, Address Garfield, Vic, Single, Age 18, Next of kin J Beswick, Garfield, Enlistment 16 Sep 1916 Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 6th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
Unit embarked from Melbourne, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 Oct 1916, Rank from Nominal Roll Private 37th Battalion, Died of wounds 9 Oct 1917
Date of death 9 October 1917 (gassed)
Place of burial Nine Elms British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 3), Poperinghe, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from cemetery records Parents: John and Mary Elizabeth BESWICK, Garfield, Gippsland, Victoria. Native of Brandsburton, Yorkshire, England.3 
Marriage*24 Dec 1924 Spouse: Herman 'Mac' Roberts. St Andrew's Church, Middle Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M11127.4
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Jan 1925ROBERTS-BESWICK -On Christmas Day at St Andrew's Church of England, Middle Brighton, by the Rev. Canon Hancock, Herman (Mac), eldest son of Mr and the late Mrs Herman Roberts, Paynesville, to Katherine Lucy, second daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Beswick, 5 Baker street, Middle Brighton (late of Garfield) (Present address, Station Store Beaconsfield.) (Yorkshire papers please copy.)5 
Land-Note1953 1953/54 now in name of Katherine Roberts, - Grosby Slipper Co responsible 2 services (G W Williams) Factory and House NAV42 - next £83
Post Office and House - Septic Tank NAV46 next £75
1954/55 - Grosby may be crossed out NAV83 - NAV75
1955/56 - W H Ellis tenant?
Lot 1 New sub Post office & House to Elizabeth F? Charles 77 Mitchell St Brunswick P£7500 16/4/56 NAV 75
Lot 2 l/p 26660 to Mary B Roberts and Maurice Downey Beaconsfield 11/7/56 NAV £5. 
Widow13 Aug 1953Katherine Lucy Beswick became a widow upon the death of her husband Herman 'Mac' Roberts.6 
Village Bell*Dec 1991The article reads: WHY GUYS HILL - MRS KATHERINE ROBERTS TELLS ALL !!! The "Kath Roberts Reserve" in Beaconsfield was so named by the Pakenham Shire as a compliment to an old and well respected resident of the town. Mrs Roberts who now lives in Berwick, is a charming, vibrant lady who has very good recall, and who has kindly provided the following information:
After she married her husband Herman in 1924, she assisted him in running a General Store which was on the corner of Wood Street and Beaconsfield Avenue. Soon after war broke out in 1939, the Roberts left the store and took over the Post Office at Beaconsfield.
In the early 40's, several pensioners from the area now known as Guy's Hill, asked if they could collect their pensions from the store there, rather than go all the way to Beaconsfield. This was arranged by the Roberts.
A little later when petrol rationing was introduced, a further request was made that the tickets for petrol also be made available at the store. This however, was only possible if the store was made a branch post office. Letters were written by local people to the Postmaster General's Department requesting this and about 1941, the request was granted.
The Department then wrote to Mrs Roberts asking her to submit suitable names for the new Post Office.
Mrs Roberts recalls "the storekeepers were a delightfully odd couple named Herb and Eadie Guy and the only name I could think of which would be suitable was Guy's Hill".
Mrs Roberts submitted only the one name and it was accepted by the Department She admits "the Lukes were rather upset and wrote to the Department". The Luke family had built and run the original store in 1930, as well as making the Montuna Golf Course which opened in 1927. At the time there were also some letters to the papers and local controversy.
In 1981 the name Guy's Hill was officially recognised by the Shire following a motion put by Councillor Keith Ewenson, who on behalf of the Council made enquiries locally and received the impression that the name was generally acceptable. He noted a local opinion that "it would cost money to change it". Older names for the area are Inebriates Hill, Middle Beaconsfield and Lukes Hill.
A mystery remains - who were the Guys. There appears little known about them apart from the fact they had the store, possibly less than two years - and that Mrs Guy ran the store and he may have been a builder. If anyone can add to this, please contact the Editor.7 
Death*25 Oct 1992 VIC, Australia. 
Land-Note*30 Mar 1993 Katherine Lucy Roberts died on 25 Oct 1992. Probate of her will has been granted to Patricia Joan Reid of 11 Ronald Street Dandenong & Mary Beswick Downey of 68 Wood St Beaconsfield.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
8 Jan 1935Wood Street, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Herman 'Mac' Roberts.9
1967Wood Street, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.10

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, MELALEUCA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN M1 BED 4 ROSE 2311

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jan 1916, Death of sister: Girl Drowned In Waterhole. BUNYIP.— The daughter of Mr. Beswick, saddler, of Garfield, aged 12, was drowned on Sunday last in the brick works waterhole, known as Jefferson's. She went to bathe with other girls, and got out of her depth. The family are new arrivals in Victoria.12,13
  • 24 Feb 1927, Death of mother: BESWICK.--On the 16th February, at the Alfred Hospital (suddenly), Mary Elizabeth, dearly beloved wife of John, and loved mother of Maria (Mrs. E. Doherty), Edwin (late A.I.F., deceased), Kath (Mrs. H. Roberts), George, Bessie (deceased) and Joan; dear nannie of Bess, Jack and baby Pat, 5 Baker-street, Middle Brighton, late of Garfield. Yorkshire papers please copy. Peace, perfect peace.14

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line].
  3. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jan 1925, p13.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20291 [par Herman ROBERTS & Charlotte FITZ]."
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 083 - December 1991, p16 by Charles Wilson."
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5385-895 - Katherine Lucy Roberts died on 25 Oct 1992. Probate of her will has been granted to Patricia Joan Reid of 11 Ronald Street Dandenong & Mary Beswick Downey of 68 Wood St Beaconsfield.
  9. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  10. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  11. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    MELALEUCA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN M1 BED 4 ROSE 23.
  12. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 25 Jan 1916, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155121449
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "Bessie Mary BESWICK, #D1785/1916 Garfield, Age 10 [par John BESWICK & Mary HODGSON]."
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 24 Feb 1927, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204198770
Last Edited14 Mar 2019

Edwin Carter

M, #928
Marriage*1855 Spouse: Mary Julia Warmbrunn. VIC, Australia, #M609.1
 

Family

Mary Julia Warmbrunn b. 1834, d. 11 Sep 1910
Child 1.Edwin Ernest Carter b. 1874, d. 17 May 1939

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited16 Dec 2018
 

NOTE

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