Edward Thual

M, #9361, b. 1863
Birth*1863 Canada (French Canada.) 
Marriage*26 Dec 1898 Spouse: Mary Alicia Mounier. Parish Church, Kew, VIC, Australia, #M6588R.1
 
Divorce*1911 

Family

Mary Alicia Mounier b. 25 Nov 1873, d. 7 Feb 1946
Children 1.Edward Bernard Thual b. 12 Jun 1899, d. 21 Sep 1917
 2.Eugenie Victorine 'Gene' Thual+ b. 16 Oct 1901, d. 10 Aug 1998

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Oct 1891: POLICE COURTS. Adelaide : Saturday. October 3. [Before Mr.T. K. Pater. P.M.]
    Edward Thual was charged with being on the premises of Messrs J. Miller Anderson and Co., of Hindley-street, on September 29, for an unlawful purpose. James Fisher, an employé of the firm, stated that on going to the premises about 8 o'clock on the day in question he discovered the defendant in a dust box at the back of the shop. The man was covered with dust, and had a black eye.
    Some piping under a window 13 ft. from the ground had been broken down, and a pair of steps were lying near the wall. The yard was enclosed by an 8-ft. rate from Gresham-street, but one witness thought that the de fendant had climbed over an outhouse near the gate, and thus got into the yard. The man was taken to the Hospital, and on being searched a brass knuckle-duster was found upon him. The defendant, who is a French Canadian, said that he had only been in town for about three weeks. He had been employed at several places as cook, but he had been drinking on Monday. Inspector Sullivan said that the man had excellent testimonials. Remanded until October 5, whan he was discharged with a caution.2
  • 15 Dec 1905: Missing Friends. EDWARD THUAL (Cook) will hear of something to his advantage by writing to Box 170. G.P.O.3
  • 7 Sep 1910: Glebe.—A warrant has been issued by the Children's Court Bench, Paddington, for the arrest of Edward Thual, charged with disobeying a magisterial order for the support of his child (£2 12s. 6d and 6s. costs due). He is 49 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, stout build, fair complexion, fair hair, turning grey, clean shaved, blue eyes, some artificial teeth in upper jaw ; dressed in a brown tweed sac suit, and black hard hat ; a cook.4
  • 23 May 1911: Divorce Court. FRIDAY, MAY 19. THE COOK'S JEWELLRY.
    Mary Alicia Thual, aged 37 years, of Acland-street, St. Kilda, launderess, petitioned for a dissolution of her marriage with Edward Thual, aged 48 years, a cook by occupation. Mr. Woolf (instructed by Mr. J. B. McConkey) appeared for the wife. The ground of the petition was desertion. There are two children of the marriage, which took place on December 26, 1898. The husband, at the time of the marriage, was a cook at a college in Melbourne. Soon after the wedding they left for Sydney, and went thence to Charters Towers (where the wife for two years worked as a laundress). From 1903 to 1906 they lived in Brisbane. Then her husband unexpectedly announced his intention of going to Sydney. The wife, in packing his boxes, found a quantity of jewellery. She asked him where he had got it, and he had said that he had bought it. She did not believe him, but she packed the jewellery. When he got to Sydney he wrote to say that he had stolen the jewellery, and did not intend to return. Soon after she got a letter from her husband, inviting her to Melbourne. In March, 1906, she arrived here, and the next day her husband was arrested, hence sent back to Brisbane, where he was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. In March, 1907, he wrote a letter, giving some account of his life in gaol, and in the next letter he said that he was going for a trip, and that he hoped the Queensland Government would not bring him back again. She heard from him only once after that, and that was indirectly. Letters which she had written to him had been returned through the Dead Letter office. A decree nisi, with costs, was granted. Mary Alicia Mounier5

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "Edward born Mowbical, Mary born Carlton."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Adelaide Observer (SA), 10 Oct 1891, p27.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.), 15 Dec 1905, p6.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, State Records Authority of New South Wales; Police Gazettes 1862-1930; Roll: 3597; Year: 1910; Page: 307.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 May 1911, p5.
Last Edited13 Aug 2020

Eugenie Victorine 'Gene' Thual

F, #9362, b. 16 Oct 1901, d. 10 Aug 1998
Father*Edward Thual b. 1863
Mother*Mary Alicia Mounier b. 25 Nov 1873, d. 7 Feb 1946
Step-fatherFrederick William Dineley b. Jun 1860, d. 18 Jul 1928
Married NamePenman. 
Probate (Will)* EUGENIE VICTORINE LUSCOMBE. HOME DUTIES. BORONIA. 10 Aug 1998. 1151513.1 
Name Variation Eugenie Victorine 'Gene' Thual was also known as Dineley. 
Married NameLuscombe. 
Birth*16 Oct 1901 Charter's Towers, QLD, Australia, #BC6713.2 
Marriage*15 Jun 1921 Spouse: David Penman. East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M4844.3
 
Divorce*Jul 1929 #184/1929.4 
Note* Late in his life, Luscombe married Eugenie (known as Gene) with a son and daughter resulting. It is unknown if the children were fathered by Luscombe or were from Gene’s previous marriage. Gene Luscombe described her husband in 1988 thus: “He really was the nicest man, to everybody. He had many friends and entertained a lot in his own home in Kew”. Rumour had persisted for many years that Luscombe was intensely shy and did most of his recording in the evening. “I would not say Len was a shy man, reserved yes, but a gentleman with a whimsical sense of humour”, recalled Gene.5 
Marriage*4 Sep 1957 Spouse: Lennard Earl Max Luscombe. Unitarian Manse, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M15142/1957.6,7
 
Widow8 Dec 1957Eugenie Victorine 'Gene' Thual became a widow upon the death of her husband Lennard Earl Max Luscombe.6,3 
Death*10 Aug 1998 VIC, Australia, (Age 96) Ashes scattered.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192593 Dundas Place, Albert Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: saleswoman.9
192576 Draper Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sales.9
bt 1927 - 192836 Kerferd Road, Albert Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: saleswoman.10,11
193173 Brunswick Road, Brunswick West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dressmaker.12
1931375 Victoria Parade, Melbourne East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dressmaker.12
bt 1936 - 194914 Benjamin Street, Parkville, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dressmaker.13,14,15
194314 Benjamin Street, Parkville, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dressmaker. With Mary Alicia Dineley.16
1954Flat 4, 68 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: postmistress.17
196352 Munro Street, Kew North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.18

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Jul 1929: Eugenie Victorien Penman, 27 years, of Beaconsfield, petitioned for divorce from David Penman, 33 years, of Warrigal-road, Oakleigh, photographer, on the ground of desertion. The marriage took place on 15th June, 1921, at East Melboune. A decree nisi was granted, with costs. David Penman19
  • 23 Dec 1942: FABER.-On December 19, passed away at 127 Kent street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Robert Albion, late of Parkville, Victoria, dear friend of Mary Dineley and Gene. Mary Alicia Dineley20

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P28, unit 384.
  2. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Divorce Records.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.glennamer.com/new/Pianola_Rolls_files/…
  6. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
  7. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  9. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  10. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  11. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  12. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  13. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  14. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  15. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  16. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  17. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  18. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  19. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Jul 1929, p27.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 23 Dec 1942, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12010804
Last Edited13 Aug 2020

Violet Adelaide Bailey

F, #9372, b. 7 Feb 1899, d. 29 Oct 1970
Married NameImer. 
Birth*7 Feb 1899 #B13197 [par Henry Louis Robert BAILEY & Adelaide Miriam BERKLE].1 
Marriage* Spouse: Louis James Imer.
 
Widow24 Jun 1969Violet Adelaide Bailey became a widow upon the death of her husband Louis James Imer.2 
Death*29 Oct 1970 Carrum, VIC, Australia, #D25879 (Age 71) [par Henry BAILEY & Adelaide Miri PEEVOR].2 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia3

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    also Violet Adelaide IMER, b 7 Feb 1899 died 29 Oct 1970, Service 30 Oct 1970.
Last Edited21 Apr 2014

Mark Berry

M, #9376, b. 1870, d. 16 May 1940
Birth*1870 Ramsgate, Kent, England. 
Marriage*Sep 1890 Spouse: Mary Ann Giles. Eastry, Kent, England, Sep Q [Eastry] 2a 1561.1
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMar 1922 Sailing with Isaac Berry Robert Raymond Berry to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Hobsons Bay left London 28 Feb 1922
Age 52 - farming - previous address: 81 St Peter's Lane, Canterbury Kent.2,3
Death*16 May 1940 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D4337 (Age 66) [par Ike BERRY & Elizabeth TODD].4 
Death-Notice*18 May 1940BERRY-On the 16th May at Melbourne, Mark, dearly beloved husband of Mary Berry (of 152 Arden street, North Melbourne) loving father of Mark, John (deceased), Robert (deceased), James, Isaac, George, Harold and Mary, aged 66 years.—At rest.
BERRY-The Friends of the late Mr MARK BERRY are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave his residence 153 Arden street, North Melbourne THIS DAY (Saturday 18th May), at 10.30 am for the place of interment, the Fawkner Cemetery.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190123 St Peters Lane, Canterbury, Kent, EnglandHead of Household: Mark Berry. Age 30 - Hardware Hawker (own agent)
Member(s) of Household: Mary Ann Berry, Frederick Mark Berry, James John Berry, Robert Raymond Berry, James Berry.6
2 Apr 191123 St Peters Lane, Canterbury, Kent, EnglandHead of Household: Mark Berry. Age 41 - Dealer in Boots
Member(s) of Household: Mary Ann Berry, Frederick Mark Berry, James John Berry, Robert Raymond Berry, James Berry, Isaac Berry, George Berry.7
193142 Jeffcott Street, Melbourne West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: hawker. With Mary Ann Berry. With George Berry.8

Grave

  • CofE R117, Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia9

Family

Mary Ann Giles b. 1871, d. 23 Aug 1943
Child 1.James John Berry b. 25 Apr 1895, d. 29 Jan 1916

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Sep 1900: The Confetti nuisance. A Canterbury hawker fined at Ramsgate. The Ramsgate authorities have determined to put down the use of confett, feathers and toy brushes at the annual regattas. This year notices were issued warning persons against the hawking of these articles in certain streets of the town. Mark Berry, a Canterbury hawker, however, disregarded the warning, and did a brisk trade until he was taken into custody by a police constable. At the petty Sessions on Wednesday he was fined 15s. 6d, including costs.10
  • 22 Jan 1901: DRUNKENNESS. For being drunk on licensed premises, namely Williams' Dining Rooms, St Peter's Street, Mark Berry was fined 15s. inclusive at the Canterbury Police Court on Thursday. The case was proved by P.S. Ives and P.C. Deal.11
  • 31 Aug 1901: CANTERBURY POLICE COURT.
    Obstructing the thoroughfare.
    Mark Berry pleaded guilty to causing an obstruction in Watling Street, on the 8th August. Superintendent Farmery said that defendant was near the Dine John with a barrow, from which he sold confetti and switches. He caused an obstruction, and was told to move on, but he remained from 9.30 to 10.15. In fairness to defendant he might say that he had never refused to move away before. The bench fined defendant 10s. and 10s. 6d. costs, or seven days'.12
  • 27 Jun 1903: CANTERBURY POLICE COURT. FRIDAY.
    Before Mr. G. J. Drury (in the chair), Mr D. Amos, Mr W. H. Nethercliff, and Captain Stead.
    DISMISSED.
    Mark Berry, a pedlar, was summoned at the instance of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, for cruelty to his four children.
    Inspector Hillyard applied for an adjournment for a week, as the solicitor engaged for the prosecution was unable to attend that day.—The Magistrates, however, refused to grant the adjournment on that ground.
    Inspector Hillyard stated that on 13th December last he received a complaint concerning defendant, and he visited his house, 23 St Peter's Lane, in the evening. He saw defendant's wife and four children, Mark Berry, aged 10, John, aged 9, Robert, aged 6, and James, aged 4. The house and bedding were fairly clean. The children were in a room by themselves, and were fairly clean and clothed, and fairly well nourished. There was no firing and no food in the house. On the 5th of the present month the wife came to witness's office, and made a complaint, in consequence of which he visited the house the next day, and saw Mark, Robert and James. James was ill in bed with measles, and Robert appeared unwell. The children appeared thinner. There was no food in the house, and witness supplied them with some.
    In reply to the Magistrates' Clerk, witness said the ground of the complaint was that defendant neglected to provide maintenance for the children.
    Henry Christian Sutton, relieving officer, having given evidence, the Chairman said the Magistrates had decided to dismiss the case, but told defendant he must remember he was responsible for providing food for his children. Mary Ann Berry, Frederick Mark Berry, James John Berry, Robert Raymond Berry, James Berry13

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Class: BT26.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Source Citation: National Archives of Australia; Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600.; Inward passenger manifests for ships and aircraft arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and Western Australian outports from 1897-1963; Series Number: K 269; Reel Number: 43.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 May 1940, p4+p8.
  6. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 794; Folio: 23; Page: 8."
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 4339; Schedule Number: 249.
  8. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  9. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  10. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (Kent), 22 Sep 1900, p4.
  11. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (Kent), 22 Jan 1901, p2.
  12. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (Kent), 31 Aug 1901, p7.
  13. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (Kent), 27 Jun 1903, p8.
Last Edited27 Jul 2017

Mary Ann Giles

F, #9377, b. 1871, d. 23 Aug 1943
Married NameBerry.1 
Birth*1871 Sittingborne, Kent, England. 
Marriage*Sep 1890 Spouse: Mark Berry. Eastry, Kent, England, Sep Q [Eastry] 2a 1561.1
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel25 Oct 1923 Sailing with Mary Ann Elizabeth Berry, George Berry, Harold Samuel Berry to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Barrabool left London 6 Sep 1923. Previous address 81 St Peter's Lane, Canterbury, Kent
Age 50.2
Widow16 May 1940Mary Ann Giles became a widow upon the death of her husband Mark Berry.3 
Death*23 Aug 1943 North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D9006 (Age 68) [par Robert GILES & Patience COLLINS].3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190123 St Peters Lane, Canterbury, Kent, England(Head of Household) Mark Berry;
Age 30 - do (same as husband)
Member(s) of Household: Frederick Mark Berry, James John Berry, Robert Raymond Berry, James Berry4
2 Apr 191123 St Peters Lane, Canterbury, Kent, England(Head of Household) Mark Berry;
Age 40 - 21 years married, 10 children born, 6 living, 4 died
Member(s) of Household: Frederick Mark Berry, James John Berry, Robert Raymond Berry, James Berry, Isaac Berry, George Berry5
193142 Jeffcott Street, Melbourne West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Mark Berry. With George Berry.6

Grave

  • CofE R117, Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia7

Family

Mark Berry b. 1870, d. 16 May 1940
Child 1.James John Berry b. 25 Apr 1895, d. 29 Jan 1916

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Jun 1903: CANTERBURY POLICE COURT. FRIDAY.
    Before Mr. G. J. Drury (in the chair), Mr D. Amos, Mr W. H. Nethercliff, and Captain Stead.
    DISMISSED.
    Mark Berry, a pedlar, was summoned at the instance of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, for cruelty to his four children.
    Inspector Hillyard applied for an adjournment for a week, as the solicitor engaged for the prosecution was unable to attend that day.—The Magistrates, however, refused to grant the adjournment on that ground.
    Inspector Hillyard stated that on 13th December last he received a complaint concerning defendant, and he visited his house, 23 St Peter's Lane, in the evening. He saw defendant's wife and four children, Mark Berry, aged 10, John, aged 9, Robert, aged 6, and James, aged 4. The house and bedding were fairly clean. The children were in a room by themselves, and were fairly clean and clothed, and fairly well nourished. There was no firing and no food in the house. On the 5th of the present month the wife came to witness's office, and made a complaint, in consequence of which he visited the house the next day, and saw Mark, Robert and James. James was ill in bed with measles, and Robert appeared unwell. The children appeared thinner. There was no food in the house, and witness supplied them with some.
    In reply to the Magistrates' Clerk, witness said the ground of the complaint was that defendant neglected to provide maintenance for the children.
    Henry Christian Sutton, relieving officer, having given evidence, the Chairman said the Magistrates had decided to dismiss the case, but told defendant he must remember he was responsible for providing food for his children. Mark Berry Frederick Mark Berry, James John Berry, Robert Raymond Berry, James Berry8

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Source Citation: Class: BT26.
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line].
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 794; Folio: 23; Page: 8."
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 4339; Schedule Number: 249.
  6. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  7. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  8. [S333] Newspaper (England) - Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (Kent), 27 Jun 1903, p8.
Last Edited24 Apr 2014
 

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