Johann Carl Meckenstock

M, #10027, b. 1854, d. 14 Aug 1913
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, WA, Australia.1
Birth*1854 Werden, Rheinland, Germany, Baptism 04 Jan 1855 • Evangelisch, Werden, Rheinland, Prussia.1 
Marriage*1886 Spouse: Mary Ann Keen. VIC, Australia, #M6766.2
 
Land-UBeac*20 Sep 1893 GEM--142B1. Transfer from Joseph Blumfield to Johann Carl Meckenstock. By 12 Sep 1899 Meckenstock is to be called before a local land board. Recommended that licence be revoked for non-compliance.3,4 
Land-UBeac*19 Jun 1894 GEM--142B. Transfer from William Edward Maddocks to Johann Carl Meckenstock. Maddock's lease revoked for non-compliance.5,6 
Land-Note*2 Feb 1899 GEM--142B: Berwick Shire Council. Sir, With reference to Allotment 142B, 55 acres, Parish of Gembrook, now standing in the name of J.C. Mackinstock, I have the honor by direction to request that the block may be thrown open, the Council having reason to believe that Mackinstock who is in Western Australia, and has not paid any rates for over 2 years, has abandoned it. J C Hodgson Shire Secretary.7 
Land-Note10 Apr 1901 GEM--142B: To the Secretary for Lands, Melbourne. Sir, With regard to Allotments No 142B & 142B1, Parish of Gembrook, which had been licenced to me and which I had to give up through misfortune and inability to make a living on the land after trying hard for over two years, I hope at least, that I can recover some of my expenses. I paid on Survey Fees £4.15/- per Allotment, I also spend £6.10/- for clearing, besides the clearing and ring-barking I did myself. This improvements are of a permanent character and I surely should be allowed something for it. My arrears in rent can hardly be counted against me, as the so-called rent is practically purchase money, which has to be paid over again by the next selector.
If, on the other hand, there should be a chance for me, of keeping both blocks on the non-residence terms, till I am in a position to return to the land, I should only be too glad to do so. I am Sir, yours most respectfully, J C Meckenstock.
Department informs him that he is not entitled to any refund as there are no improvements, and that he owes rent. Advise that lease should be revoked and made available.8 
Land-Note21 May 1901 GEM--142B: To the Secretary for Lands, Melbourne. Sir, In answer to yours of the 26th ult. I was myself informed, when I was in Melbourne two months ago, by one of your officers, Mr Murphy I think is his name, that the improvements were valued at £7.10.0, which is much below the real value, as I had one acre cleared by Mr W. Care, who has a selection about a mile south of my allotments and from whom I can produce a receipt for £6.10.0. Then I cleared about an acre myself and bark-ringed over 20 acres. This are certainly more permanent improvements than any fencing or building would be. In survey fees I paid £9.10.0 for the two allotments; so I think I am entitled to a refund of my outlay or else, I should be allowed to keep the land and get more improvements done as a non residence selector. I am Sir yours most respectfully J C Meckenstock
Department advised that an incoming tenant would only be charged improvements which then exixt. As the conditions of the licence have not been complied with he cannot be granted the licence as desired.8 
Death*14 Aug 1913 Perth, WA, Australia, #D512.9,10 
Death-Notice*15 Aug 1913MECKENSTOCK.-The Friends of the late Mr. John Carl Meckenstock, Electrician, of the Telephone Department, Perth, W.A., and a member of the Perth Chess Club, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Lutheran portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, 17 Bronte-street, East Perth, at 2.30 o'clock THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON, per road. Friends wishing to attend the Funeral may proceed by the 3.30 o'clock train from Perth. DONALD J. CHIPPER, Funeral Director, 844 Hay-street, Perth; and at Adelaide-street, Fremantle. Tel. 137. THE AUSTRALIAN POSTAL ELECTRICIANS UNION, W.A. BRANCH.
MECKENSTOCK.-The Members of the above Union are respectfully invited to follow the remains of our late comrade, John Carl Meckenstock, to the place of interment, the Lutheran portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, 17 Bronte-street, East Perth, at 2.30 o'clock THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON, per road. Members wishing to attend the Funeral may proceed by the 3.30 o'clock train from Perth. N. OEST. President. E. A. DONEGAN, Hon. Secretary. ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS. COURT MAID MARION LODGE, No. 8832
MECKENSTOCK.-The Sisters of the above Court and Members of the Order are respectfully invited to follow the remains of Sister Mary Ann Meckenstock's late husband, John Carl Meckenstock, to the place of interment, the Lutheran portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave his late residence, 17 Bronte-street, East Perth, at 2.30 o'clock THIS Friday) AFTERNOON, per road. Those wishing to attend the Funeral may prodeed by the 3.30 o'clock train from Perth. By order, M. GIBBONS, Secretary. L. DOWLING, C.R.11 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Aug 1913, The funeral of the late Mr. John Carl Meckenstock, electrician of the Telephone Department, Perth, took place on Friday afternoon, in the Lutheran portion of the Karratta Cemetery. The cortege, which moved from his late residence, 17 Bronte-street, East Perth, was very largely attended by relatives, friends; and members of the Australian Postal Electricians' Union (W.A. branch), also a large number of the Perth Chess Club, members and brethren of the Ancient Order of Foresters, of which the deceased was a member. The chief mourners were Mrs. E. Meckenstock (widow), Messrs. Frank Meckenstock (son), Ernest Meckenstock (brother), and Ernest Meckenstock (nephew), Miss Bertha Meckenstock (niece), and Mrs. J. F. Gundell. The pall bearers were Messrs. J. Masel, J. A. Green, A. D. Tzelipis, and P. McKechnie (Perth Chess Club), N. Oest (Postal Electricians' Union), and H. Klemm, J. F. Gundell, and Dodd. Wreaths and floral tributes were received from many friends. The Rev. G. E. Wheatley officiated. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Donald J. Chipper, Perth.12

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, familytreespedigrees
    Meckenstock Family Tree.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), new selector Johan Carl Meckenstock, Instrument Maker, 14 College Street Hawthorn.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Land combined with GEM-E-142B (total 55 ac). In 1900/01 Rate Book as Mackinstock - rates of £3 3s abandoned. Not found the following year. Residence Western Australia.
  5. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Land combined with GEM-E-142B1 (total 55 ac). In 1900/01 Rate Book as Mackinstock - rates of £3 3s abandoned. Not found the following year. Residence Western Australia.
  6. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), J C Meckenstock, Farmer, Emerald via Narre Worran.
    Have other lease of 27 acres used for fruit and cultivation.
  7. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  8. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), letter written from 43 Wellington Street Perth.
  9. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  10. [S187] Familysearch ""Australia, Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XTHV-8MN : accessed 02 Nov 2014), John Carl Meckenstock, 14 Aug 1913; citing reference I 7-P30; FHL microfilm 1669302.
    John Carl Meckenstock; Burial Date: 15 Aug 1913; Burial Place: Perth Western Australia; Death Date: 14 Aug 1913; Death Place: 17 Bronte St.East Perth; Age: 55; Birth Date: 1858; Occupation: Electrician; Married; Spouse's Name: Mary Ann Meckenstock; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B01497-4."
  11. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 15 Aug 1913, p1.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian, 18 Aug 1913, p8.
Last Edited10 Jan 2016

Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements

M, #10033, b. Mar 1886, d. 3 May 1960

World War I

Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements, a bricklayer, enlisted on 9 Dec 1914, while he was a resident of Seddon, Footscray. SERN 827. He was a sapper with the 2nd Field Company Engineers, 2nd Reinforcement. His unit embarked on HMAT A54 Runic on 25 Feb 1915 from Melbourne. He returned to Australia on 1 July 1915.1
(Interred) Burial (Grave) QCF-SECT-1C-807-036, Queenscliff Cemetery, Queensliff, VIC, Australia,
; Clements Thomas 04 May 1960     
Row 1C Grave 036
Register #      620834
Surname      Clements
Given Names      Thomas
Service Date      04 May 1960
Date of Birth      01 Jan 1884
Date of Death      03 May 1960
Age      Unknown.      
Birth*Mar 1886 Cliffe-at-Ho, Kent, England, Mar Q [Strood] 2a 555 - as Tom Harry Clements EWERS (mother's name EWERS.)2 
Note*Mar 1888 Parents (John Harry CLEMENTS & Mary Ann EWERS) married at Strood Mar Q 1888 2a 607.3 
Marriage*Mar 1906 Spouse: Amelia Elizabeth Clements. Lewisham, London, England, Mar Q [Lewisham] 1d 1195.4,5
 
Marriage*1956 Spouse: Winifred Wells. VIC, Australia, #M11328/1956.6
 
Death*3 May 1960 Queenscliff, VIC, Australia, possible death, but parents not right!!! #D22761/1960 (Age 76) [par Nathaniel Michael CLEMENTS & Rachel HUGHES] - as Tom Harry CLEMENTS.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891John H CLEMENTS (Cement Labourer), Pond Cottages, Cliffe, Kent, EnglandAge 5 - Scholar8
2 Apr 191114 Sinope Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, EnglandHead of Household: Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements. Age 26 - Bricklayer
Member(s) of Household: Amelia Elizabeth Clements, Gladys Rhoda Deborah Clements, Harry Tom Clements, George Clements, Florence Elsie Clements.9
bt 1917 - 1919Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: recruiting sergeant. With Amelia Elizabeth Clements.10,11,12
1925Goldsmith Ave, Preston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bricklayer.13
193555 Princes Street, Prahran, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: furniture employee.14
193732 Ewart Street, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bricklayer. With Winifred Clements.15
bt 1943 - 1949Colcester Road, Bayswater North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bricklayer. With Winifred Clements.16,17
1954Queenscliff, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bricklayer. With Winifred Clements.18

Family

Amelia Elizabeth Clements b. Sep 1884, d. 21 Jul 1965
Children 1.Gladys Rhoda Deborah Clements+ b. 14 Jan 1907, d. 3 Jul 1989
 2.Harry Tom Clements b. Sep 1909, d. 1981
 3.William George Clements b. Jun 1912, d. 1975
 4.Amelia Edith Elsie Clements b. 1917, d. 2 Aug 1984

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Nov 1915, Sapper Clements; who is recovering from his injuries received at the front, has been the prime mover in starting The Returned Soldiers' Recruiting Committee. He has been promoted to sergeant, and is engaged in addressing crowds, in Melbourne and suburbs with the object of getting the eligible to join the colors.19
  • 26 Oct 1916, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. Under the auspices of the Women's National League, a meeting was held in the hall on Saturday night, to encourage and all-round vote of "Yes" be soundly returned on Saturday night. There was a great rally of the residents in fact the hall was filled to overflowing. Mrs A. V. Kirkwood, president of the league opened the proceedings, and at her desire, Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., occupied the chair. Mr Smith very briefly stated the very important object in view in calling the meeting which was to secure an all round support for the referendum, and he very earnestly appealed to all for personal and national credit to vote "yes." Mr Keast, M.L.A., was the principal speaker, and his appeal went home to the audience. So clearly did the audience show their decision to vote "yes" that on a show of hands all were united on voting in support of the Government. Mr Cloes, president of the shire, then after made a few remarks, urging all present to vote "yes" and to use their influence all round to the same effect. Sergeant E. Gardner, an "Anzac Hero," spoke of his experience in the trenches, and urged for yes in order that the boys should get a spell. It may be remarked that the only dissenting voices in the meeting were those of a man named Clements, who has a block here, and is now under orders to go into camp, and that of a sister a Mrs Clements, from Berwick, whom we are informed is the wife of Sergeant Clements, enlisting seargeant, whose head quarters are the town hall, Melbourne. The two of them were ejected at the outset of the proceedings for their unsatisfactory remarks by Constable Lombard. The usual vote of thanks to the speakers brought the meeting to a close.20

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  2. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "it appears that Harry's parents were not married at the time Harry was born - younger siblings (Elizabeth, Arthur) registered as CLEMENTS."
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "as Elizabeth Amelia CLEMENTS & Thomas Harry CLEMENTS."
  6. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "RG12; Piece: 652; Folio: 14; Page: 21; GSU roll: 6095762."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 15307; Schedule Number: 260."
  10. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  11. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  12. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  13. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  14. [S135] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1935.
  15. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  16. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  17. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  18. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  19. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "17 Nov 1915, p2."
  20. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "26 Oct 1916, p2."
Last Edited7 Jul 2019

Amelia Elizabeth Clements

F, #10034, b. Sep 1884, d. 21 Jul 1965
Father*William Clements b. 1855, d. 16 Oct 1910
Mother*Deborah Lee b. 1860, d. Mar 1944
Probate (Will)* Amelia Elizabeth Clements. Widow. Beaconsfield. 21 Jul 1965. 632/987.1 
Related* William John Penner Bill may have been her "adopted" son. 
Birth*Sep 1884 Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, Sep Q [Newark] 7b 456.2,3 
Marriage*Mar 1906 Spouse: Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements. Lewisham, London, England, Mar Q [Lewisham] 1d 1195.2,4
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel30 Apr 1914 Sailing with Gladys Rhoda Deborah Clements, William George Clements, Harry Tom Clements to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Borda departed London on 30 Apr 1914
Age 28.5 
Land-Berwick*19406 
Land-Berwick11 Dec 1956 BER-Sec 8 (Lots 1.2). Transfer from Amelia Elizabeth Clements to an unknown person . Sells lots 1 and 2 to Jeffrey Thomas Tivendale of Soldiers Road for £200.7 
Death*21 Jul 1965 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D15352 (Age 81) [par William CLEMENTS & Deborah LEE].2,8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 1901The Railway Crossing House, Goodyere Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England(Head of Household) William Clements;
Age 16 - Hair Pin Packer
Member(s) of Household: Deborah Lee, William Clements, George Clements9
2 Apr 191114 Sinope Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England(Head of Household) Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements;
Age 25
Member(s) of Household: Gladys Rhoda Deborah Clements, Harry Tom Clements, George Clements, Florence Elsie Clements10
1916Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.11
bt 1917 - 1919Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements.12,13,14
bt 1922 - 1925Wilson Street, Berwick, VIC, Australia15,16
bt 1927 - 1928Noble Road, Noble Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.17,18
1931Elgin Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.19
bt 1934 - 1936Elgin Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harry Tom Clements William George Clements.20,21
bt 1942 - 1963Elgin Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.22,23,24,25

Family

Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements b. Mar 1886, d. 3 May 1960
Children 1.Gladys Rhoda Deborah Clements+ b. 14 Jan 1907, d. 3 Jul 1989
 2.Harry Tom Clements b. Sep 1909, d. 1981
 3.William George Clements b. Jun 1912, d. 1975
 4.Amelia Edith Elsie Clements b. 1917, d. 2 Aug 1984

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Oct 1910, 'GLOUCESTER RAILWAY MAN'S SUDDEN DEATH'
    Report re 'GATEKEEPER AT CALIFORNIA CROSSING': 'The death occurred with some suddenness early on Sunday morning, of William Clements, aged 55, who lived at the Midland Railway Gate House, Midland Road, and had been employed by the Midland Railway Company as gatekeeper at the California Crossing. It appears, that deceased, who came off duty on Sunday morning at 6 o’clock, took a small flock bed up to the house of his daughter, Mrs. Amelia Clements, wife of Harry Clements, a bricklayer, living at 14 Sinope-Street. Deceased spoke to his daughter and carried the bed upstairs, when he left his daughter and went down to the sitting room. Mrs Clements heard some sound and called out, but got no answer. She hurried downstairs where she found her father, fallen over sideways on the couch. He was breathing stertorously, and died without recovering consciousness. Dr. Arnold Alcock was called, but was too late to be of any assistance. The facts have been reported to...26
  • 26 Oct 1916, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. Under the auspices of the Women's National League, a meeting was held in the hall on Saturday night, to encourage and all-round vote of "Yes" be soundly returned on Saturday night. There was a great rally of the residents in fact the hall was filled to overflowing. Mrs A. V. Kirkwood, president of the league opened the proceedings, and at her desire, Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., occupied the chair. Mr Smith very briefly stated the very important object in view in calling the meeting which was to secure an all round support for the referendum, and he very earnestly appealed to all for personal and national credit to vote "yes." Mr Keast, M.L.A., was the principal speaker, and his appeal went home to the audience. So clearly did the audience show their decision to vote "yes" that on a show of hands all were united on voting in support of the Government. Mr Cloes, president of the shire, then after made a few remarks, urging all present to vote "yes" and to use their influence all round to the same effect. Sergeant E. Gardner, an "Anzac Hero," spoke of his experience in the trenches, and urged for yes in order that the boys should get a spell. It may be remarked that the only dissenting voices in the meeting were those of a man named Clements, who has a block here, and is now under orders to go into camp, and that of a sister a Mrs Clements, from Berwick, whom we are informed is the wife of Sergeant Clements, enlisting seargeant, whose head quarters are the town hall, Melbourne. The two of them were ejected at the outset of the proceedings for their unsatisfactory remarks by Constable Lombard. The usual vote of thanks to the speakers brought the meeting to a close.27
  • 20 Sep 1939, Consent was given to division of land at Berwick owned by Mrs A. E. Clements and Miss A. E. Clements.28
  • 20 Aug 1941, BREVITIES
    DAIRY HERD BLAMED FOR DAMAGING BERWICK HEDGE
    WHAT previously had been an ornamental hedge now looked like wind-ravaged scrub, the result of damage done to it by Mr Cumming’s dairy herd, alleged Mrs A. E. Clements, of Elgin St., Berwick. When she complained to Mr Cummings, all she got was abuse, she stated. Cr Greaves: All we can do is to get Mr Cooper to keep a strict watch.29
  • 27 Aug 1941, Hedge Damage At Berwick
    SIR,—As the result of a complaint by Mrs Clements to the Berwick Council about my dairy herd damaging her hedge, I wish to flatly deny this. Mrs Clements has never complained to me, nor have I spoken to her for at least twelve months, let alone abuse her. I would like Mrs Clements to know that I have lived in this street for thirty years and have never allowed my herd to annoy anyone.—Matthew Cummins, Elgin Street, Berwick.30
  • 28 Jul 1945, PENNER. — On July 26, at the Alfred Hospital (result of accident), John William Penner, aged 18 years. In God's care.
    PENNER.— The Funeral of the late Mr JOHN WILLIAM PENNER will leave the home of Mrs. A. Clements, Elgin-street, Berwick on MONDAY, at 3 p.m., for the Berwick Cemetery.31
  • 1 Aug 1945, Sad Fatality At Officer
    LAST THURSDAY, John William Penner, 18, a popular employee of James Hicks’ Brickworks at Officer, was killed in tragic circumstances in Station St., Officer, when he fell under the wheels of a heavily laden truck.
    The accident happened at about 1.20 p.m., when deceased's foot apparently slipped as he jumped from the running board of one of the firm’s trucks, and the wheels passed over him.
    Bill, as he was known to all, had been riding on the running board, and the truck had slowed down to let him off. He received serious injuries, and after treatment by Dr. Percy Langmore, was rushed to the Alfred Hospital, where he passed away at about 10.40 p.m. the same evening.
    Always cheerful and friendly, the late Bill Penner is deeply mourned by a wide circle of sincere friends. There was a large crowd at the grave-side when his remains were interred in the Berwick Cemetery on Monday last. Rev. W. P. Daunt conducted the service.32
  • 27 Aug 1945, MRS. A. E. CLEMENTS and FAMILY, of Elgin-street, Berwick, wishes to THANK all kind friends for their expression of sympathy, letters and floral tributes. Please accept this as our personal thanks.33
  • 29 Aug 1945, Mrs. A. E. Clements and family, of Elgin St., Berwick, wish to thank all kind friends for their expression of sympathy, letters and floral tributes. Please accept this as our personal thanks.34

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 3591; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 610.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "as Elizabeth Amelia CLEMENTS & Thomas Harry CLEMENTS."
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1940/41 NAV 18 for combined land.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 NAV 28 for combined land.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Cremated at Springvale 23 Jul 1965 - Remains collected.
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2430; Folio: 101; Page: 39."
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 15307; Schedule Number: 260."
  11. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  12. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  13. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  16. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  17. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  18. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  19. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  20. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  21. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  22. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  23. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  24. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  25. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Gloucester Journal, 22 Oct 1910.
  27. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "26 Oct 1916, p2."
  28. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 20 Sep 1939, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201307622."
  29. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 20 Aug 1941, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214604685."
  30. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 27 Aug 1941, p12
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214604805."
  31. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 28 Jul 1945, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204025258
  32. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 1 Aug 1945, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214332464."
  33. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 27 Aug 1945, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204024363
  34. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 29 Aug 1945, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214332745."
Last Edited6 Jul 2019

Harry Tom Clements

M, #10035, b. Sep 1909, d. 1981
Father*Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements b. Mar 1886, d. 3 May 1960
Mother*Amelia Elizabeth Clements b. Sep 1884, d. 21 Jul 1965
Birth*Sep 1909 New Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales, Sep Q [Bedwellty] 11a 120.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel30 Apr 1914 Sailing with Gladys Rhoda Deborah Clements, Amelia Elizabeth Clements, William George Clements to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Borda departed London on 30 Apr 1914
Age 4.2 
Marriage*1942 Spouse: Mary Melvina McNamara. VIC, Australia, #M579/1942.3
 
Death*1981 Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia, #D04294 (Age 71.)4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 191114 Sinope Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England(Head of Household) Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements;
Age 1
Member(s) of Household: Amelia Elizabeth Clements, Gladys Rhoda Deborah Clements, George Clements, Florence Elsie Clements5
bt 1934 - 1936Elgin Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Amelia Elizabeth Clements and William George Clements.6,7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Oct 1931, BERWICK. At the Berwick Police. Court, on Friday last, before Mr. R. H. Down, P.M., and Mr. W. J. Harvey-Smith, J.P.
    Harry T. Clements was charged with riding a motor cycle without a rear number plate attached. Defendant said that the cycle was a borrowed one, and he was not aware that the number was missing until accosted by the Motor Patrol Police. On inquiry, he found that the plate had dropped off the machinet just as he was leaving the garage, where he had borrowed it, and where he had left another machine to be repaired. The charge was withdrawn.8

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 15307; Schedule Number: 260."
  6. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  7. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  8. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Thu 1 Oct 1931, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201085309."
Last Edited6 Jul 2019

William George Clements

M, #10036, b. Jun 1912, d. 1975
Father*Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements b. Mar 1886, d. 3 May 1960
Mother*Amelia Elizabeth Clements b. Sep 1884, d. 21 Jul 1965
Birth*Jun 1912 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, Jun Q [Gloucester] 6a 541.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel30 Apr 1914 Sailing with Gladys Rhoda Deborah Clements, Amelia Elizabeth Clements, Harry Tom Clements to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Borda departed London on 30 Apr 1914
Age 2.3 
Occupation*c 1931 Teacher No 29935.4 
Death*1975 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D6916 (Age 62) - as Wm George CLEMENTS.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1934 - 1936Elgin Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Amelia Elizabeth Clements and Harry Tom Clements.5,6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Apr 1931, BERWICK. Mr. George Clements has been appointed as a junior teacher on the staff of the Berwick State school.7

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Database Index to Teacher Record Books.
  5. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  6. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  7. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Thu 23 Apr 1931, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201083516."
Last Edited6 Jul 2019

Amelia Edith Elsie Clements

F, #10037, b. 1917, d. 2 Aug 1984
Father*Thomas Harry 'Harry' Clements b. Mar 1886, d. 3 May 1960
Mother*Amelia Elizabeth Clements b. Sep 1884, d. 21 Jul 1965
(Interred) Burial (Grave) R T M Pescott Lawn, Row DA, Grave 12, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia,
Service 7 Aug 1984.1 
Married NameBruton.2 
Birth*1917 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B17915.3 
Marriage*1940 Spouse: Arthur Humphrey Bruton. VIC, Australia, #M93/1940.2
 
Death*2 Aug 1984 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D17904 (Age 66) - as BRUTON.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
194238 Eleebana Avenue, Oakleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Humphrey Bruton.5
1949Heatherton Road, Noble Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Humphrey Bruton.6
19808 Howden Street, Oakleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Humphrey Bruton.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Sep 1939, Consent was given to division of land at Berwick owned by Mrs A. E. Clements and Miss A. E. Clements.8

Citations

  1. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  6. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  7. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  8. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 20 Sep 1939, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201307622."
Last Edited6 Jul 2019

William Clements

M, #10038, b. 1855, d. 16 Oct 1910
Birth*1855 
Marriage*15 Mar 1881 Spouse: Deborah Lee. The Register Office, Skipton, Yorkshire, England, William met his wife in Skipton where he was living at the time of their marriage at 38 Pembroke Street whilst Deborah was at 28 Pembroke Street. Deborah & William had 12 children, 3 died - some said to have died of smallpox - including one called Millie.1

 
Death*16 Oct 1910 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, Dec Q [Gloucester] 6a 195 (Age 55.)2 
Probate (Will)*8 Nov 1910 CLEMENTS William of Midland Road Crossing, Gloucestershire, Railway Gatesman, died 16 Oct 1910 at 14 Sinope Street, Gloucester. Probate to William Clements (Labourer) and Deborah Clements, widow. Effects: £135 12s.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 1901The Railway Crossing House, Goodyere Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, EnglandHead of Household: William Clements. Age 44 - Gatesman on Mid Railway
also younger children at home
Member(s) of Household: Deborah Lee, Amelia Elizabeth Clements, William Clements, George Clements.4

Family

Deborah Lee b. 1860, d. Mar 1944
Children 1.Amelia Elizabeth Clements+ b. Sep 1884, d. 21 Jul 1965
 2.William Clements b. Mar 1886, d. 30 Mar 1937
 3.George Clements+ b. 23 Mar 1887, d. 21 Jul 1975

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Oct 1910, 'GLOUCESTER RAILWAY MAN'S SUDDEN DEATH'
    Report re 'GATEKEEPER AT CALIFORNIA CROSSING': 'The death occurred with some suddenness early on Sunday morning, of William Clements, aged 55, who lived at the Midland Railway Gate House, Midland Road, and had been employed by the Midland Railway Company as gatekeeper at the California Crossing. It appears, that deceased, who came off duty on Sunday morning at 6 o’clock, took a small flock bed up to the house of his daughter, Mrs. Amelia Clements, wife of Harry Clements, a bricklayer, living at 14 Sinope-Street. Deceased spoke to his daughter and carried the bed upstairs, when he left his daughter and went down to the sitting room. Mrs Clements heard some sound and called out, but got no answer. She hurried downstairs where she found her father, fallen over sideways on the couch. He was breathing stertorously, and died without recovering consciousness. Dr. Arnold Alcock was called, but was too late to be of any assistance. The facts have been reported to...5

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Warren Family Tree - Owner: SueWarren01.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  4. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2430; Folio: 101; Page: 39."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Gloucester Journal, 22 Oct 1910.
Last Edited6 Jul 2019

Deborah Lee

F, #10039, b. 1860, d. Mar 1944
Married NameClements. 
Birth*1860 
Marriage*15 Mar 1881 Spouse: William Clements. The Register Office, Skipton, Yorkshire, England, William met his wife in Skipton where he was living at the time of their marriage at 38 Pembroke Street whilst Deborah was at 28 Pembroke Street. Deborah & William had 12 children, 3 died - some said to have died of smallpox - including one called Millie.1

 
Widow16 Oct 1910Deborah Lee became a widow upon the death of her husband William Clements.2 
Death*Mar 1944 Gloucester C, Warwickshire, England, Mar Q [Gloucester] 6a 448 (Age 84.)2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 1901The Railway Crossing House, Goodyere Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England(Head of Household) William Clements;
Age 41
Member(s) of Household: Amelia Elizabeth Clements, William Clements, George Clements3

Family

William Clements b. 1855, d. 16 Oct 1910
Children 1.Amelia Elizabeth Clements+ b. Sep 1884, d. 21 Jul 1965
 2.William Clements b. Mar 1886, d. 30 Mar 1937
 3.George Clements+ b. 23 Mar 1887, d. 21 Jul 1975

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Warren Family Tree - Owner: SueWarren01.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2430; Folio: 101; Page: 39."
Last Edited6 Jul 2019

James Peele

M, #10046, b. 1813, d. 5 Apr 1893
(Interred) Burial (Grave) Church of England, Compartment C, Grave 1121, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia,
Service 5 Apr 1893.1 
Birth*1813 
Marriage* Spouse: Hannah Boddington. England.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelDec 1852 Sailing with Hannah Peele, Jane Peele, Grace Peele, James Peele to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Victory. Also sailing are: Hannah (Age 18) ; Mary (Age 8) ; Dennis (Age 2)
Age 39.3 
Widower8 Aug 1888James Peele became a widower upon the death of his wife Hannah Boddington.2 
Death*5 Apr 1893 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D7824/1893 (Age 80) [par Dennis PEELE & Ellen DUGDALE].4 
Death-Notice*6 Apr 1893PEELE.—On the 5th inst., at Corinella, Acland street, St. Kilda, at the residence of his daughter (Mrs J H. Horner), Mr James Peele, aged 81 years.5
 

Family

Hannah Boddington b. 1812, d. 8 Aug 1888
Children 1.Jane Peele+ b. 1835, d. 5 Feb 1918
 2.Grace Peele b. 1838, d. 21 Jun 1923
 3.James Peele+ b. 1847, d. 26 Oct 1905

Citations

  1. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 6 151. Also sailing are: Hannah (Age 18) ; Mary (Age 8) ; Dennis (Age 2) ;.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Apr 1893, p1.
Last Edited16 Jan 2020

James Peele

M, #10047, b. 1847, d. 26 Oct 1905
Father*James Peele b. 1813, d. 5 Apr 1893
Mother*Hannah Boddington b. 1812, d. 8 Aug 1888
Anecdote*Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook: Known for his oil paintings of scenic beauties. Born Geelong, Australia and had his first art lessons there. Put to business when 14 years old: worked as bank clerk in Adelaide then probably in about 1865 arrived in New Zealand and worked for the Bank of New Zealand in Invercargill; was branch manager in Rangiora and in Amberley 1883. In 1889 resigned on a pension owing to deafness, and having been an amateur painter in watercolours for some time now decided to take up painting as a profession. Went to Melbourne to study and won 1st prize and the gold medal of the Victorian Society of Artists for a painting of the Otira Gorge. Was expelled from the Society in 1892 for literally taking his paintings out of a show after show was hung, because the committee had rejected what he thought was his best work. Taught and painted in Adelaide and in Melbourne making three-monthly excursions to New Zealand in the summers, visiting the West Coast Sounds on the Tarawera and making many sketches to develop the rest of the year. He must have visited Christchurch 1898–99 as was listed as Christ-church artist in Wise's. In 1902 returned to New Zealand to live with his daughter and son-in-law H. E. Hargreaves at New Brighton, Christchurch, where he died. Exhibited: OAS and CSA 1881–87; NZ Industrial Ex Wtn 1885; Centennial Ex, Melbourne 1888–89; St. Louis Exposition 1904. Represented: CSA, Hocken, and National Library of Melbourne.1 
Birth*1847 London, England. 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelDec 1852 Sailing with James Peele, Hannah Peele, Jane Peele, Grace Peele to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Victory. Also sailing are: Hannah (Age 18) ; Mary (Age 8) ; Dennis (Age 2)
Age 6.2 
Marriage*24 Nov 1869 Spouse: Ruth Hunt. VIC, Australia, #M4527.3
 
Marriage-Notice*26 Nov 1869PEELE—GATEHOUSE.—On the 24th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Moss, of Prahran, James, eldest son of Mr. Peele, to Ruth, eldest daughter of J. Gatehouse, Esq.4 
Death*26 Oct 1905 New Brighton, New Zealand, #D3038 (Age 58.)5 
Death-Notice*28 Oct 1905PEELE.—Oct. 26, at New Brighton, suddenly, James Peele, artist; aged fifty-nine.6 

Family

Ruth Hunt b. 1846, d. 1946
Child 1.Florence Amy Peele+ b. 9 Dec 1871, d. 3 May 1935

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Oct 1905, MR JAMES PEELE. The ranks of the artistic profession were thinned to-day by the death, from a paralytic stroke, of Mr James Peele, ths well-known New Zealand artist, at the age of fifty-nine, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr H. E. Hargreaves, New Brighton. Mr Peele was a native of Geelong, where his father was a pioneer settler, and, having seen something of the roving life of a young colonial, settled down tb banking in Adelaide, and by degrees advanced in that profession, till he subsequently joined the staff of the Bank of New Zealand in Invercargill, where he married. He rose by degrees through the various stages of the bank, till he became branch manager at Rangiora, where he remained for many years. Subsequently he removed to Amberley, where, owing to increasing deafness, he resigned from the bank on a pension. He then took up painting, as a profession, and removed to Melbourne, where he followed it with great success, winning the first prize and gold medal of the Victorian Society of Arts with his famous picture of the Otira Gorge, since then the property of the Society. He followed this course of teaching and painting with great success till his health began to fail him, three years ago, when he took up his abode permanently with his daughter and son-in-law here. Some of his works have been secured by the Canterbury Society of Arts, and are hung in the permanent gallery. Mr Peele was a Freemason, having' joined the Ashley Masonic Lodge in 1883. His funeral will take place at Linwood Cemetery to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon.7

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, rootschat
    http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=250046.0
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 6 151. Also sailing are: Hannah (Age 18) ; Mary (Age 8) ; Dennis (Age 2) ;.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Nov 1869, p4.
  5. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Lyttelton Times (NZ), 28 Oct 1905, p1.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Star (NZ), 27 Oct 1905, p3.
Last Edited16 Jan 2020

Ruth Hunt

F, #10048, b. 1846, d. 1946
Note* James Gatehouse was Ruth's stepfather. Her mother, Amie Smith, married him after the death of Ruth's father Thomas HUNT in 1852. 
Married NamePeele.1 
Birth*1846 London, England. [par Thomas HUNT & Amie SMITH] 
Marriage*24 Nov 1869 Spouse: James Peele. VIC, Australia, #M4527.1
 
Marriage-Notice*26 Nov 1869PEELE—GATEHOUSE.—On the 24th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Moss, of Prahran, James, eldest son of Mr. Peele, to Ruth, eldest daughter of J. Gatehouse, Esq.2 
Widow26 Oct 1905Ruth Hunt became a widow upon the death of her husband James Peele.3 
Death*1946 New Zealand #D34023 (Age 100.)3 

Family

James Peele b. 1847, d. 26 Oct 1905
Child 1.Florence Amy Peele+ b. 9 Dec 1871, d. 3 May 1935

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Aug 1944, 99TH BIRTHDAY. MRS R. PEELE Mrs Ruth Peele, who celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday in Christchurch yesterday, was born in London. When a small child, she was brought to Victoria, Australia, and remained there till she was married to Mr James Peele, an artist of some repute. Later Mr and Mrs Peele came to New Zealand and lived in Rangiora. where Mr Peele was manager of the Bank of New Zealand. After his retirement, they settled at New Brighton, where Mr Peele died. They had eight children—three sons and five daughters. For many years Mrs Peele has been living at the McLean Institute, first at "Quamby,” Fendalton, and now at “Hollv Lea,” Manchester street. She will be guest of honour at a party at “Holly Lea” to-day.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Nov 1869, p4.
  3. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Press (NZ), 19 Aug 1944, p2.
Last Edited16 Jan 2020
 

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