Thomas Oliver Dunstone

M, #10051, b. 25 Dec 1825, d. 27 Apr 1887
Probate (Will)* Thomas O Dunstone. Gentleman. North Brighton. 27 Apr 1887. 35/452.
No assets listed.1 
Birth*25 Dec 1825 Falmouth, Cornwall, England. [par Henry Dunstone & Eliza]2 
Marriage*22 Oct 1859 Spouse: Jane Grey Melville Mouat. Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #M4430.3
Marriage-Notice*25 Oct 1859On the 22nd inst., at Emerald Hill, by the Rev. Mr. Hetherington, Thomas Oliver Dunstone, Esq., son of Henry Dunstone, Esq., R.N., Falmouth, England, to Jane Gray, eldest daughter of Thomas Abercrombe Mouat, Esq., Emerald Hill.4 
Land-UBeac*2 Jul 1883Thomas Oliver Dunstone selected land from the Crown. PAK-135. 19a 1r 38p - Land File 756/49 (1880 map). Forfeited block of W. H. PONTON. Crown Grant to J. G. M. DUNSTONE on 27 Sep 1888 (Land File 1500/49.4.)5 
Land-Note*2 Jul 1883 PAK-135: Chemist of High Street St Kilda. 
Land-UBeac*a 1887 PAK-135. Transfer from Thomas Oliver Dunstone to Jane Grey Melville Dunstone. 19a 1r 38p - Land File 756/49 (1880 map). Forfeited block of W. H. PONTON. Crown Grant to J. G. M. DUNSTONE on 27 Sep 1888 (Land File 1500/49.4.)5,6 
Death*27 Apr 1887 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D5349 (Age 60) [par Henry DUNSTONE & Eliza OLIVER].3 
Death-Notice*28 Apr 1887DUNSTONE.—On the 27th inst., at Brighton, Thomas Oliver, the beloved husband of Jeannie Gray Dunstone, aged 60 years, late of St. Kilda. Deeply mourned.7 


  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 432; VPRS 28/P2, unit 227; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 129.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Oct 1859, p4.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3766
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2099-632 - Jeanie Gray Melville Dunstone of North Brighton Widow as Executor under the Will of Thomas Oliver Dunstone late of North Brighton Gentleman deceased.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Apr 1887, p1.
Last Edited8 Aug 2018

Christina Mary Johnston

F, #10058, d. 11 Jan 1881
Married NameWillder.1 
Birth* Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*7 May 1873 Spouse: Derbin Willder. St Peter's Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1238.1
Marriage-Notice*12 May 1873WILLDER—JOHNSTON.—On the 7th inst., at St. Peter's Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. Christopher Bromby, Derbin Willder, Woodstock, Brighton, to Christina Mary, youngest daughter of Robert Johnston, Esq., East Melbourne. No cards.2 
Death*11 Jan 1881 Sydney, NSW, Australia. 
Death-Notice*14 Jan 1881CLUTTERBUCK.—January 11, at her residence, No. 68, Oxford-street, Christina Mary, the beloved wife of Arthur Clutterbuck, of Melbourne.3 
Death-Notice15 Jan 1881CLUTTERBUCK.—On the 11th inst., at Surry-hills, Sydney, Christina Mary, the beloved wife of A. W. D. Clutterbuck, and youngest daughter of Robt. Johnston, East Melbourne.4 


  • 23 Sep 1878, THE WILLDER DIVORCE SUIT. - An application was made to Mr. Justice Barry on Saturday, by Mr. Molesworth, in the divorce suit of Willder v. Willder and Clutterbuck, on behalf of the co-respondent Clutterbuck, for leave to defend the suit. The case had been set down for trial at the last sittings, but was postponed (says the Argus) on the application of Mrs. Willder, who alleged that the petitioner had been previously married, and that his first wife was alive at the date of the second marriage, and therefore, the later marriage being void, there could be no divorce. The hearing of the suit has been appointed for the 27th inst. Mrs. Willder has lately obtained leave to defend on the ground that she has obtained through Mr. Berliner, information that the first wife is alive. It was on the same ground that the present application was made. Mr. Neighbour, on behalf of the petitioner, read an affidavit by Mr. Willder that, in 1868, he employed Mr. Berliner to ascertain where his wife was, or whether she was alive, and that Mr, Berliner had, after some months, reported that she could not be found, but promising to give any information when he obtained it. His Honor granted the application, the co-respondent to pay the costs. Otto Berliner and Co. wrote to the Argus stating that as Mr. Willder only gave them £10 to prosecute the search, they could not get the information for him ; but did get it for Mrs. Willder, who spent a good deal of money. On Monday an application was made to Mr. Justice Barry by Mr. Lewes, on behalf of the respondent, for a commission to take evidence in San Francisco, to prove that the first Mrs. Willder was still alive. The application was opposed on behalf of the petitioner, but Mr. Justice Barry said that there must be an inquiry as to whether the first wife was alive or not, and he granted the commission, directing that it should be returned in six months.5


  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 May 1873, p4.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Jan 1881, p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 15 Jan 1881, p1
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart) 23 Sep 1878, p2.
Last Edited11 May 2019

Elizabeth Frances Hammond

F, #10061, b. 1859, d. 27 Dec 1924
Married NameWillder.1 
Birth*1859 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*21 Dec 1881 Spouse: Derbin Willder. Christ Church, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M4629.1
Marriage-Notice*28 Dec 1881WILLDER-HAMMOND -On the 21st inst., by special licence, at Christ Church, South Yarra, by the Rev. Horace F. Tucker, Derbin Willder to Elizabeth Frances Hammond, daughter of the late Samuel Jones Hammond, of Manchester.2 
Widow18 Jun 1892Elizabeth Frances Hammond became a widow upon the death of her husband Derbin Willder
Death*27 Dec 1924 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D16118 (Age 65) [par Unknown & Annie Hammond Unknown].3 
Death-Notice*29 Dec 1924WILLDER.—On the 27th December, at her residence, Collina, 58 Tivoli road, South Yarra, Elizabeth Frances, relict of the late Derbin Willder, of Narbythong, North Brighton, loved mother of Derbin, Nancy, Carrie, Lilian. (Interred privately.)4 


  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Dec 1881, p1.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Dec 1924, p1.
Last Edited11 May 2019

Margaret McDougall

F, #10067, b. 1837, d. 9 Nov 1929
Father*Duncan MacDougall b. 8 Jun 1801, d. 16 Aug 1848
Mother*Janet Paul b. 11 Nov 1806, d. 16 Jan 1890
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Brighton Cemetery, Caulfield South, VIC, Australia.1
Married NameWilliams. 
Probate (Will)* Margaret Williams. Widow. Toorak. 09 Nov 1929. 231/990.2       
Birth*1837 Scotland. 
Marriage* Spouse: John Williams.
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJun 1871 Sailing with Ernest Thurston Williams Edith Rosita Williams to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Somersetshire
Age 40.3 
Death*9 Nov 1929 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D12780 (Age not given) [par Duncan McDOUGALL & Janet PAUL].4 
Death-Notice*12 Nov 1929WILLIAMS -On the 9th November at her residence La Valerie 441 Toorak road, Toorak, Margaret reclict of the late John Williams in her 92nd year (Privately interred at Brighton Cemetery on 11 November.)5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Aylesbury Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England(Head of Household) John Williams;
Age 22
Member(s) of Household: Ernest Thurston Williams6
1903666 Toorak Road, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Edith Rosita Williams Ernest Thurston Williams.7
bt 1914 - 1924441 Toorak Road, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Edith Rosita Williams.8,9,10


John Williams b. 1816
Child 1.Ernest Thurston Williams b. 12 Aug 1856, d. 10 Oct 1922


  1. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials Billion Graves "Brighton Cemetery."
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2044; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 813.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B303 006.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Nov 1929, p1.
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "RG 9; Piece: 861; Folio: 18; Page: 30; GSU roll: 542712."
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
Last Edited8 Aug 2018

Elizabeth 'Bertha' Strachan

F, #10069, b. 1861, d. 24 May 1931
Married NameJack.1 
Birth*1861 New Zealand #B1861/11646 [par William STRACHAN & Elizabeth].2 
Marriage*16 Jan 1888 Spouse: William Langlands Jack. Dunedin, New Zealand, #M1888/855.1,2
Marriage-Notice*6 Feb 1888JACK —STRACHAN. —On the 16th ult., at Dunedin, by the Rev. D. M. Stuart, D.D., William Langlands Jack to Elizabeth (Bertha) daughter of William Strachan, Esq., Dunedin, N.Z.3 
WidowSep 1908Elizabeth 'Bertha' Strachan became a widow upon the death of her husband William Langlands Jack.4 
Death*24 May 1931 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D7101 (Age 69) [par William STRACHAN & Elizabeth KIDD] - as Elizabeth Langlands THOMPSON.1 
Death-Notice*26 May 1931THOMSON. —On the 24th May, at her residence, Cranleigh, Domain road, South Yarra, Elizabeth Langlands Thomson, wife of John Thomson, of Mount George, New South Wales.5 


  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Feb 1888, p1.
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 May 1931, p1.
Last Edited6 Apr 2019


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