Henry Hawthorn

M, #10927, b. 1843, d. 26 Jun 1912
Probate (Will)* Henry Hawthorn. Merchant. Berwick. 26 Jun 1912. 126/586. Owned property in Harbour Road Berwick containing 16a 0r 34p being CA 26 C/T 2547-259, on which is erected an 8 roomed WB House iron roof and outbuildings. Shire valuation £48 per annum. Purchased 24 Nov 1910 for £725. Improvements since added £125 £850.1 
Birth*1843 
Marriage*1878 Spouse: Amelia Must. VIC, Australia, #M1568.2
 
Land-Berwick30 Nov 1910 BER-26. Transfer from Willoughby Curtois to Henry Hawthorn. During Curtois' ownership property was called Hemingford, named Aubepine by Hawthorn. Sold for £725.3 
Death*26 Jun 1912 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D4528 (Age 69) [par John HAWTHORN & Eleonore WALKER]. 
Death-Notice*27 Jun 1912HAWTHORN - On the 26th June at Aubepine, Berwick, Henry, dearly beloved husband of Amy Hawthorn, aged 67.
HAWTHORN.—The funeral of the late Mr. HENRY HAWTHORN will move from the Caulfield railway station, on arrival of the Berwick train at 1.10 THIS DAY (Thursday, 27th), for the St. Kilda Cemetery.
B MATTHEWS, South Yarra, and J GRANT, Berwick, Undertakers.4 
Land-Berwick5 Nov 1913 BER-26. Transfer from Henry Hawthorn to Isabel Maud Willis. Sold by Henry Hawthorn's widow.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1912Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Amelia Hawthorn.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 May 1911: Property Sales. Messrs. D. Stuart Bain & Co., of Collins street. Melbourne, and Berwick, report having effected the following very recent sales of country property: On account Willoughby Curtois, "Hemingford," gentleman's residence and 18 acres of land at Berwick, to Henry Hawthorn, of Melbourne. Willoughby Curtois7

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 318; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 484.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2547-259 Henry Hawthorn of Avoca Street South Yarra Gentleman.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Jun 1912, p9.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2547-259 Isabel Maud Willis of "Aubepine" Berwick Gentlewoman.
  6. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  7. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 25 May 1911, p2.
Last Edited9 Jul 2015

Isabel Maud Willis

F, #10931, b. 9 Mar 1863, d. 14 Dec 1947
Father*Arthur Berthon Willis b. 6 May 1837, d. 22 Feb 1881
Mother*Jessie Rennie Boyd b. 4 Jul 1838, d. 5 Jun 1903
Probate (Will)* Isabel M Willis. Gentlewoman. Malvern. 14 Dec 1947. 397/452.1 
Note* Owned 'Aubépine' in Berwick (used as guesthouse) and bought Anchorage after SAVAGE. 
Birth*9 Mar 1863 Hobart, TAS, Australia, #B5982.2 
Land-Berwick5 Nov 1913 BER-26. Transfer from Henry Hawthorn to Isabel Maud Willis. Sold by Henry Hawthorn's widow.3 
Land-Berwick*16 Sep 1921 BER-25 (part). Transfer from Elizabeth Mary Savage to Isabel Maud Willis. Estate of Elizabeth Savage (National Trustees Executors and Agency Company of Australasia Ltd, Edward Savage of the Anchorage Berwick Grazier and Peter James McQuade of Dandenong Hotelkeeper) sold property.4 
Land-Berwick13 Nov 1931 BER-26. Transfer from Isabel Maud Willis to Christine Maybelle Drake. Christine Drake renamed the property Brendon.5 
Land-Berwick*17 May 1934 BER-25 (part). Transfer from Isabel Maud Willis to Mary Ramsay Baillieu.6 
Death*14 Dec 1947 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D13459 (Age 84) [par Arthur Derthon WILLIS & Jessie Rennie BOYD].7 
Death-Notice*15 Dec 1947WILLIS. - On December 14, at Malvern, Isabel Maud, beloved sister of Mabel (deceased) and Bessie (deceased).
WILLIS. - The Funeral or the late Miss ISABEL MAUD WILLIS will leave the parlours of Le Pine & Son, 841 Burke road, Camberwell, TOMORROW (Tuesday), at 3.30 p.m.. for the Springvale Cemetery.8
 

Grave

  • Church of England, Compartment F, Section 15, Grave 38, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Mar 1914: A fire broke out in the scrub in Cardinia Park on Sunday morning last and burned fiercely all day. Fortunately the spread of the fire was checked by a willing band of fire-fighters and no serious damage was done although the flames got dangerously close to the residences of Miss Willis and Mr Savage. Mr Cottell's haystacks also had a narrow escape. Part of the fencing between Mr Cottell's and Mr Robinson's and also a few pannels of the park fence were destroyed and some firewood owned by Messrs Pateman, Robinson and Aurisch was burned. The bridge over the creek near the Cardinia Hotel was slightly charred. Edward Savage Harry Cottell10
  • 17 Nov 1915: Berwick Shire Correspondence: From I. Willis, Berwick, seeking permission to place a sign board on the roadside; also referring to the bad state of the road leading to "Aubêpine." Permission given for erection of sign board, and road to be repaired, on the motion of Crs Sharp and a'Beckett.11
  • 18 Oct 1916: Berwick Shire Correspondence: From Miss Willis, Berwick, re the road leading to "Aubêpine" asking that it be metalled. -Held over till the annual inspection, on the motion of Crs a'Beckett and Sharp.12
  • 18 Oct 1916: A large party of returned soldiers was entertained by the Misses Willis, at "Aubêpine," Berwick, on Thursday last. Some interesting addresses were delivered, and the men spent a most enjoyable time.13
  • 1 Mar 1917: BEACONSFIELD. - AUBEPINE, extensive grounds, tennis-court, sleeping-out, gas. Telegrams. Berwick. Miss Willis.14
  • 1 Feb 1918: A party of about 25 soldiers visited Beaconsfield on Sunday last, and were entertained by Miss Willis, at her residence "Aubêpine." The men spent an enjoyable time. Before leaving, one of the company, in a short speech, thanked Miss Willis for her kindness. Cr Martin, shire president, acknowledged the thanks, on behalf of Miss Willis, and expressed a hope that the soldiers would soon regain their health.15
  • 4 Mar 1918: AUBEPINE, Beaconsfield. - Extensive grounds, tennis court, sleeping-out, gas; telegrams. Miss Willis, Berwick.16
  • 24 May 1920: AUBEPINE. - Extensive grounds, tennis-court, sleeping-out, gas; telegrams Berwick. Miss Willis.17
  • 30 Jan 1925: BEACONSFIELD.-The first camp of the Congregational Girls' Club is at present at Aubépine.18
  • 3 Oct 1925: AUBEPINE -Extensive grounds. Tel Berwick 48. Letters Beaconsfield. Miss Willis.19
  • 9 Apr 1927: AUBEPINE-Extensive grounds, modern sanitation and garage. Tel Berwick 48 Letters Beaconsfield. Miss Willis.20
  • 10 Nov 1931: BEACONSFIELD.—Mrs Drake, formerly of Upper Beaconsfield, and who recently returned from England, has purchased the property Aubépine from Miss Willis. Christine Maybelle Drake21

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4638; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1391.
  2. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. Tasmanian Names Index.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2547-259 Isabel Maud Willis of "Aubepine" Berwick Gentlewoman.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2342-240 Probate of her will granted to National Trustees Executors and Agency Company of Australasia Ltd, Edward Savage of the Anchorage Berwick Grazier and Peter James McQuade of Dandenong Hotelkeeper.
    After Edward Savage's death the survivors sold to Isabel Maud Willis of Aubepine Road Berwick Spinster per 16 Sep 1921.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2547-259 - Christine Maybelle Drake of Brendon Beaconsfield widow.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T V2342 F240 Isabel Maud Willis of Aubepine Road Berwick Spinster to Mary Ramsay Baillieu of 45 St George's Road Toorak Spinster.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Dec 1947, p9.
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  10. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 11 Mar 1914, p2.
  11. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 17 Nov 1915, p3.
  12. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 18 Oct 1916, p3.
  13. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 18 Oct 1916, p2.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Mar 1917, p11.
  15. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette (Vic.), 1 Feb 1918, p2.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Mar 1918, p21.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 24 May 1920, p14.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 30 Jan 1925, p6.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Oct 1925, p37.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Apr 1927, p20.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Nov 1931, p11.
Last Edited5 Sep 2016

Mary Ramsay Baillieu

F, #10937, b. 17 Jan 1901, d. 21 Mar 1998
Probate (Will)* MARY RAMSAY DAVIES. WIDOW. TOORAK. 21 Mar 1998. 1147097.1 
Married NameDavies. 
Birth*17 Jan 1901 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B12661 [par Richard Percy Clive BAILLIEU & Mary Affleck RAMSAY].2 
Land-Berwick*17 May 1934 BER-25 (part). Transfer from Isabel Maud Willis to Mary Ramsay Baillieu.3 
Marriage*1 Jun 1943 Spouse: Harry Powys Davies. Kamilleroi, St George's Road, Toorak, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jun 1943WEDDINGS DAVIES-BAILLIEU
At the bride's mother's home, Kamilleroi, St George's rd, Toorak, yesterday morning, the marriage was celebrated of Mary Ramsay, elder daughter of the late Mr Clive Baillieu, and of Mrs Baillieu, to Capt Harry Davies, AIF, returned from the Middle East.
The bridegroom, who is son of the late Mr and Mrs Charles Davies, and the bride were both unattended. Rev A. C. Watson officiated.
The bride wore a fine blue woollen ensemble, with brown hat and brown accessories. After the ceremony a buffet lunch was served at Kamilleroi.4 
Land-Berwick*29 Apr 1960 BER-25 (part). Transfer from Mary Ramsay Davies to Frederick Stevens Tuckfield.5 
Death*21 Mar 1998 VIC, Australia, as DAVIES.6,7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 May 1956: Saturday, 19th May, at 11 a.m. Berwick—Manuka Road. (Off Prince's Highway).
    "CLOVER COTTAGE" Spacious Weatherboard Villa, Loungeroom, Dining room, Seven? Bedrms., Bathrm., int. Toilet, Kitchen, Storerm., Laundry, ext. Toilet, Elect. H.W.S., Outbuildings: Garage, Cottage, Stables, Tackrooms, etc. Water and Light connected to property.
    LAND: 8 acres, well situated in a high position.
    TERMS: £1500 dep., bal. £8 P.W. interest at 6 per cent.
    In Conjunction—HUDSON & COTTON STAPLETON
    Tel. Berwick 194
    BAILLIEU ALLARD Pty. Ltd.
    360 Collins St., MELBOURNE.8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P28, unit 240.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T V2342 F240 Isabel Maud Willis of Aubepine Road Berwick Spinster to Mary Ramsay Baillieu of 45 St George's Road Toorak Spinster.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Jun 1943, p8.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T V2342 F240 to Frederick Stevens Tuckfield of Manuka Road Berwick Tea Merchant.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  8. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette (Vic.), 11 May 1956.
Last Edited22 Dec 2015

Frederick Stevens Tuckfield

M, #10938, b. 1898, d. 19 Sep 1973
UBeac Research* 07 Apr 2012 •• Susan Olorenshaw Comment on media: Fred Tuckfield was my grandfather on my mother's side. He had one son, Peter Cader Tuckfield and two daughters, Jenny Freer and Margot Elizabeth Olorenshaw born 1928 with his first wife Hilda Jean Cader. Fred was married three times. His second wife who died shortly after they married. Muriel was his third wife. Fred's birth certificate names him as simply Fred Tuckfield. The middle name Stevens was adopted at a later date and still runs through the family as a second name for boys, including my brother and son. This seemed to be a family custom, as Fred'son Peter's second name was Cader which is his mother maiden name. Stevens relates to the maternal great great grandmother, Mary Stevens, the second wife of Francis Tuckfield.
Susan Olorenshaw Comment on media: Fred was the founder of the Tuckfield's Ty-nee Tips Tea company that is now owned by TATA under the Tetley label. He lived his last years on a property in Berwick, outside Melbourne that has now been turned into a restaurant. Fred cultivated camellias on four acres and one is named after him in the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. The Fred S. Tuckfield. 
Birth*1898 Sale, VIC, Australia, #B14133 [par Fred TUCKFIELD & Ada Elizabeth PAGE].1 
Marriage*24 Jul 1924 Spouse: Hilda Jean Cader. Toorak Presbyterian Church, Toorak, VIC, Australia.2
 
Widower1958Frederick Stevens Tuckfield became a widower upon the death of his wife Hilda Jean Cader.3 
Land-Berwick*29 Apr 1960 BER-25 (part). Transfer from Mary Ramsay Davies to Frederick Stevens Tuckfield.4 
Marriage*4 May 1962 Spouse: Muriel Evelyn Dennis. VIC, Australia.
 
Death*19 Sep 1973 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D23208 (Age 74) [par William Fran TUCKFIELD & Ada Elizabeth PAGE].3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19543 Manor Grove, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: blender.5
1963Manuka Road, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: tea merchant.6
bt 1968 - 1972Manuka Road, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: tea merchant. With Muriel Evelyn Tuckfield.7,8

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic.), 15 Aug 1924, p8.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T V2342 F240 to Frederick Stevens Tuckfield of Manuka Road Berwick Tea Merchant.
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954 "with Peter Cader TUCKFIELD, student."
  6. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  7. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  8. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972 "Frederick described as merchant."
Last Edited8 Jul 2015

Willoughby Curtois

M, #10947, b. 4 Nov 1844, d. 11 Jun 1934
Willoughby Curtois
Probate (Will)* Willoughby Curtois. Gent. Malvern. 11 Jun 1934. 265/010.
Real Estate Valued £1,400 Personal Estate value £11,517.10.4.1 
Birth*4 Nov 1844 Welney, Norfolk, England.2 
Marriage*25 Jan 1873 Spouse: Mary Ann Flaxman. All Saints' Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M233.3
 
Marriage-Notice30 Jan 1873CURTOIS—FLAXMAN.—On the 25th inst., at all Saints' Church, East St. Kilda, by the Rev. J.H. Gregory, Willoughby, fourth son of the Rev. P. Curtois, rector of Branston, Lincolnshire, to Mary Ann, fifth daughter of the late Charles Flaxman, Esq., formerly comptroller of Savings Banks, Melbourne.4 
Marriage-Notice*21 Feb 1873CURTOIS — FLAXMAN. — On the 25th January, at All Saints' Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. H. Gregory, Willoughby Curtois, of Wangaratta, to Mary Anne, fifth daughter of the late Charles Flaxman, of Melbourne.5 
Land-Berwick28 Aug 1876 BER-26. Transfer from Michael Carney to Willoughby Curtois. 16a 0r 34p.6 
Land-Berwick*30 Sep 1879 BER-26. Transfer from Willoughby Curtois to Joseph Shaw. 16a 0r 34p.7 
UBeac Research*1893 Francois Louis Charles Thalman Biccard. 1893 - Biccard listed as owner of block 26 House + 16 acres - paid by W Curtois (who has already house part block 7 28 acres.) 
Land-Berwick*29 Sep 1894 BER-26. Transfer from The Mercantile Finance Trustees and Agency Company of Australia Ltd to Willoughby Curtois. 16a 0r 34p.8 
Land-Note*1909 BER-26 Frederick Baker Force. Frederick Force is the tenant of Hemingford H + 16a Lot 26 N30.9 
Land-Berwick30 Nov 1910 BER-26. Transfer from Willoughby Curtois to Henry Hawthorn. During Curtois' ownership property was called Hemingford, named Aubepine by Hawthorn. Sold for £725.10 
UBeac Research*1916 This is a picture I found on the internet (http://mview.museum.vic.gov.au/paimages/mm/007/007957.htm). It was apparently taken on King Island, Tasmania, in 1916, and shows Beatrice, Alice and Helen Glascodine (presumably the children), Mrs Glascodine, and Mr and Mrs Willoughby Curtois. I have no reason to doubt that it does indeed show them; the timing is right.11
Death*11 Jun 1934 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D4763 (Age 89) [par Peregrine CURTIS & Mary STRONG].12 
Death-Notice*13 Jun 1934CURTOIS - On the 11th June 1934, at Boanmore, Erskine street, Malvern, Willoughby, beloved husband of Mary A Curtois, and fourth son of the Reverend Peregrine Curtois of Branston Rectory, Lincolnshire, England in his 90th year (Private Interment.)13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Mary Ann Curtois.14,15

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Aug 1897: Correspondence. BERWICK RIDING ELECTION. TO THE EDITOR. Sir-It is very much to be regretted that Cr. Barr should resort to such an unworthy method of obtaining support from the ratepayers in this riding, as is exhibited in his address to them in your contemporary's issue of this week. Mr. Curtois has, at various times, been a resident in the district for over twenty years, and has always, during that time, been anxious to assist in every movement for forwading the best interests of the neighborhood. He has had large business experience. He is a distinguished civil engineer and surveyor, and thus his professional knowledge would be especially valuable as a councillor. He is a gentle man of widely acknowledged integrity and conscientiousness. Mr. Barr ! Well, is he afraid of being overshadowed by such qualifications? It seems like it : else why such an utterly undeserved and uncalled for attack as is made in his letter upon his brother councillor, who has expended so much time, labor, and ability, in the interests of the council since he entered it. And to my knowledge Cr. Vieusseux has paid periodical visits of inspection not to one part but to every part of the riding, in order to be acquainted with the requirements of the whole. In the matter of the sanitary scheme, alluded to by Mr. Barr. How could Cr. Vieusseux be brooding over it for twelve months when he has only been nine months a member of the council? And is it not Cr. Barr's own action in constantly delaying attention to this question which has occasioned it's being shelved? As to the arrangements regarding the loan, was not this serious indebtedness incurred with Cr. Barr's approval, long before Cr. Vieusseux's connection with the council? It was Cr. Vieusseux who was selected, on the motion of Cr. Barr, as representa tive for the shire at the Municipal Loan Conference—his abilities as a financier being recognised as specially fitting him for the position—to discuss the best means of alleviating this terrible incubus upon the shire's resources: the council subsequently passing a unanimous vote of thanks to him for his valuable services in connection with this matter, Mr. Barr himself being a supporter of the resolution. So far as I have watched Cr. Vieusseux's career, he has filled the position of coun cillor with conspicuous ability, integrity, judgment, and disinterestedness. And this seems to be the opinion of most of his fellow councillors, for although the chief charge against him is that he has opposed Cr. Barr, yet I have noted that on every occasion of such opposition, Cr. Vieusseux has had the support of the rest of the council and Mr. Barr has been left "in solitary grandeur, alone." And why bring in the subject of Free Trade? What has it to do with this election for the council? If it has any connection with it, we all know that Mr. Barr is an out and out "free trader," and as such, at a recent public meeting, played a far more conspicuous part than Mr. Curtois has ever done. Note this my Protectionist friends. As to where the candidate resides. What does it matter what part of the riding his home is in? Let us have the best man, wherever he lives. I am quite sure from what I know of Mr. Curtois, that, if elected, every part of the riding will enjoy an honest and fair consideration of its interests. Can Mr. Barr explain why the proposed deviation road avoiding Mr. G. Robinson's hill, through Mr. Barr's property, has not been gone on with ? Has Mr. Barr shown any consideration for the ratepayers of Narree Warren, by his conduct in con nection with this needed improvement. I repeat, is Mr. Barr afraid of men of superior ability and probity to himself being in the council? Some such miserably jealous feeling seems to bare inspired his letter—at least so it appears to—yours, &c. RATEPAYER. Francis Barr16
  • 25 Aug 1897: BERWICK SHIRE ELECTIONS To the Ratepayer of the Berwick Riding. Ladies and Gentlemen Having been requested by a large number of ratepayers in the Riding to offer myself as a candidate to represent you in the Council, I have much pleasure in doing so. Having a thorough knowledge of the district for many years past, and now having ample time at my disposal, I shall be able, if elected, to devote a portion of it to the duties appertaining to the office, which facts, with the advantage of my Professional knowledge as an engineer and surveyor, will, I hope, recommend me to your favorable consideration at the ballot box. Yours faithfully, WILLOUGHBY CURTOIS17
  • 4 May 1898: Berwick. Mr. and Mrs. Willoughhby Curtois, who have just returned from an extended tour in New Zealand, were welcomed home in a very kindly manner last Friday evening at the Mechanics' Institute. The welcome took the shape of an invitation to a progressive euchre party, and over 70 ladies and gentlemen attended, the games going merrily from start to finish. The ladies' prizes were won by Miss Jennie Wauchope 1st, and Mrs. Ogilvie 2nd; the gentleman's prize was won by Mr. Arthur a'Beckett. An excellent supper was provided by the married ladies, and one and all expressed themselves as having had an enjoyable evening. Mary Ann Curtois18
  • 24 Mar 1899: Death of brother: CURTOIS. —On the 13th February, accidentally killed on the railway line, the Rev. Peregrine Edward Curtois, vicar of Hemingford Grey, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, eldest son of the late Rev. Peregrine Curtois, rector of Branston, Lincolnshire.19
  • 31 Jul 1901: BERWICK. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7. Clearing Sale of Household Furniture and Effects. Joseph Clarke & Co. HAVE received instructions from Willoughby Curtois, Esq. (who is leaving the district), to sell by auction on the above date at his residence, "Hemingford," Berwick, the whole of his Household Furniture, comprising Dining, Drawing, and Bedroom Furniture as under:— Drawingroom suite 9 pieces, fancy chair, large table, fancy do., folding card table, easel, brackets, ornaments, window curtains, fender, fire irons, carpet (19x9), hearth rug, whatnot clock and shade (in gold), &c. Extension dining table (6 x4), piano, sideboard, office table with drawers and cupboard, overmantle, bookcase, 6 cane chairs, window curtains pole and brackets, large and small lamps, clock, linoleum, hearth rug, trays, dish covers, fender, fire irons, iron dogs, &c., &c. Bedsteads and hangings, wire mattress, pillows, bolster, chest drawers, mirror, pictures and vases, blankets, washstand and ware, linoleum, mats, &c. Kitchen dresser, sausage machine, cooking utensils, cockery, &c., wheel barrow, incubator, iron seat, garden roller, lawn mower, garden tools, buggy jack, and numerous sundries.
    Surveyor's level, good and new, 14 inch staff. The furniture is in good order and condition and will be sold without reserve. Sale at Twelve o'clock. Joseph Clarke & Co., Auctioneers, Dandenong, Poowong, and Korumburra.20
  • 25 May 1911: Property Sales. Messrs. D. Stuart Bain & Co., of Collins street. Melbourne, and Berwick, report having effected the following very recent sales of country property: On account Willoughby Curtois, "Hemingford," gentleman's residence and 18 acres of land at Berwick, to Henry Hawthorn, of Melbourne. Henry Hawthorn21
  • 28 Jan 1933: WEDDING THANKS. CURTOIS - FLAXMAN. - Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Curtois, Malvern, desire to express to their many friends and relatives their heartfelt Appreciation for the numerous telegrams, telephone calls, flowers, presents, and personal visits of congratulations on the occasion of their diamond wedding. Mary Ann Curtois22

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2590; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 929
    Real Estate C/T 4095-820 Lot 28 l/p 1271 part of Crown Portion 1 at Malvern, Parish of Prahran, having a frontage of 66 feet to Erskine Street Malvern by a depth of 140 feet on which is erected an eight roomed brick villa known as Roanmore Number 7 Erskine Street. Valued £1,400
    Personal Estate value £11,517.10.4
    THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me WILLOUGHBY CURTOIS of "Roanmore" Erskine Street Malvern in the State of Victoria Gentleman.
    I give devise and bequeath the whole of my estate real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever unto my trustees and executors hereinafter appointed Upon the Trusts hereinafter declared of and concerning the same namely.
    UPON TRUST to hana the underraentioJked persons the following articles which I hereby bequeath accordingly -
    To my niece Emily Sarah Curtois of Bognor England my pair of silver candlesticks;
    to my niece Agnes Barbara Curtois my gold Waltham watch;
    to my sister Emily Anne Curtois of London England my silvar butter dish and stand;
    to my niece Beryl Annie Curtois daughter of my late brother Colonel Atwill Curtois my silver sugar basin with engraved shell crest;
    to my niece Anne May Hulme my silver sugar basin with ruby glass bowl.
    As to all my furniture and household goods and effects save and except those articles hereinbefore bequeathed UPON TRUST for my wife Mary Ann Curtois absolutely.
    As to my residence at Malvern known as "Roanmore" Number 7 Erskine Street UPON TRUST for my said wife for and during her life my trustees paying all rates taxes and other outgoings in respect of the same and Keeping the said residence insured against fire and in good and tenantable repair and I declare that my wife shall be at liberty to occupy the said residence and have the full use and enjoyment thereof or to let the said residence for such period or periods and at such rental as she shall think fit And I further declare that from and after the death of my said wife my said residence shall fall into and become part of my residuary estate.
    5. As to all other my estate both real and personal upon TRUST as soon as conveniently may be after my death to collect call in and convert the same into money and after payment thereout of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses including all probate and estate duty which may be payable in respect of my estate to hold the proceeds Upon the Trusts following namely - To pay the following pecuniary legacies which I hereby bequeath accordingly :-
    (a) To my said wife the sum of One thousand pounds;
    to my sister Emily Anne Curtois the sum of Five hundred pounds.
    (b) To my friends Helen Sophia Pinniger, Mary Maud Pinniger, Ada White (of Holy Advent Vicarage Malvern) Celeste Beckingsale and Alice Gibson the sum of Fifty pounds each; to Selina Batchelor if in my employ at the time of my death the sum of Fifty pounds.
    6. As to the remainder of the said proceeds to invest the same in manner directed by law and to apply the income arising therefrom in the first place in payment or the rates taxes fire insurance repairs and other outgoings in respect of my said residence "Roanmore" and to pay the balance of the said income to my said wife for and during her life.
    After the death of my said wife to pay the following legacies namely
    (a) To my nieces Anne May Hulme, Emily Sarah Curtois and Agnes Barbara Curtois the sum of Five hundred pounds each;
    to my niece Beryl Annie Curtois the sum of Two hundred pounds
    to my nephew John Ralph Willoughby Curtois the sum of Two hundred pounds and
    to Edith Curtois (widow of my brother Arthur Curtois) my nieces Barbara Curtois, Alexandra Maud Thompson, Norah Willoughby Halls-Dally and my nephew Peregrine Arthur Curtois the sum of one hundred pounds each.
    (b) To my wife's nieces Katharine Elizabeth Babington, Beatrice Alice Glascodine and Janet Helen Irvine the sum of One hundred pounds each
    To Lulu Wright, Nancy Irvine, Beatrice Louise Glascodine, Alice Janet Glascodine and Helen Delamain Glascodine the sum of Fifty pounds each,
    (c) To my friend Blanche Emily Vines the sum of One hundred pounds and to my friend Linda Wills the sum of Fifty pounds.
    (d) To the Australian Board of Missions the sum of Five hundred pounds for the benefit of Australian Aborigines and for that purpose only ; to the Bishop of Melbourne's Fund of the Diocese of Melbourne the sum of One hundred pounds; to the Clergy Pensions Augmentation Fund of the Diocese of Melbourne the sum of One hundred pounds; to the Building Fund of the Parish Hall in connection with the Holy Advent Church of England Malvern the sum of One hundred pounds; to the General Funds of the said Holy Advent Church the sum of One hundred pounds; to the Melbourne Hospital, Children's Hospital, Austin Hospital for Incurables, Queen Victoria Hospital, Women's Hospital; Eye and Ear Hospital and the Children's Home Brighton the sum of Twenty five pounds each.
    (e) To divide the residue (if any) equally between the said Bishop of Melbourne's Fund and the said Clergy Pensions augmentation Fund.
    (f) And I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being of the respective Institutions Funds or Missions shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my said Trustees.
    9. I appoint my said wife Mary Ann Curtois and Herbert Turner of 427 Chancery Lane Melbourne Solicitor trustees and executors of this my will provided always that should either of them predecease me then I appoint The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 412 Collins Street Melbourne to be an executor
    Dated 13 April 1932.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Tucker family tree Owner: Megtucker5.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 30 Jan 1873, p4.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Feb 1873, p31.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 462-291 - Michael Carney to Willoughby Curtois of Berwick County of Mornington Civil Engineer - C/T 884-681.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 884-681 - Willoughby Curtois to Joseph Shaw of Westbury Street Saint Kilda Esquire - C/T 1134-698.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1134-698 The Bank of Australasia to Willoughby Curtois of Berwick Civil Engineer - C/T 2547-259
    Note: the title states that the Bank of Australasia sold the land to Curtois, but the mortgage to the Bank of Australasia was discharged and replaced by a mortgage to the Mercantile Finance Trustees Agency Company of Australia Limited.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1909/10 Fred Force, tenant of W Curtois, H + 16a Lot 26 Berwick N30.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2547-259 Henry Hawthorn of Avoca Street South Yarra Gentleman.
  11. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://www.chradams.co.uk/Curtois/peregrine.html
    https://www.chradams.co.uk/Curtois/wcpic.html
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "indexed as CURTIS."
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 Jun 1934, p1.
  14. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  15. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 25 Aug 1897, p2 [We do not necessarily identify ourselves with the views of our correspondents.].
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 25 Aug 1897, p2.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 4 May 1898, p2.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 24 Mar 1899, p1.
  20. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 31 Jul 1901, p2.
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 25 May 1911, p2.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Jan 1933, p13.
Last Edited6 Feb 2021

Mary Ann Flaxman

F, #10948, b. 1848, d. 11 Nov 1936
Mary Ann Curtois
Probate (Will)* Mary A Curtois. Widow. Malvern. 11 Nov 1936. 283/685.
Value of estate: £6,661. 3. 7 (no real estate) (£7,107.12.7 in 15-month account.)1 
Married NameCurtois.2 
Birth*1848 Adelaide, SA, Australia. 
Marriage*25 Jan 1873 Spouse: Willoughby Curtois. All Saints' Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M233.3
 
Marriage-Notice30 Jan 1873CURTOIS—FLAXMAN.—On the 25th inst., at all Saints' Church, East St. Kilda, by the Rev. J.H. Gregory, Willoughby, fourth son of the Rev. P. Curtois, rector of Branston, Lincolnshire, to Mary Ann, fifth daughter of the late Charles Flaxman, Esq., formerly comptroller of Savings Banks, Melbourne.4 
Marriage-Notice*21 Feb 1873CURTOIS — FLAXMAN. — On the 25th January, at All Saints' Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. H. Gregory, Willoughby Curtois, of Wangaratta, to Mary Anne, fifth daughter of the late Charles Flaxman, of Melbourne.5 
Widow11 Jun 1934Mary Ann Flaxman became a widow upon the death of her husband Willoughby Curtois.6 
Death*11 Nov 1936 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D10153 (Age 88) [par Charles FLAXMAN & Jane BELL].2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: domestic duties. With Willoughby Curtois.7,8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 May 1898: Berwick. Mr. and Mrs. Willoughhby Curtois, who have just returned from an extended tour in New Zealand, were welcomed home in a very kindly manner last Friday evening at the Mechanics' Institute. The welcome took the shape of an invitation to a progressive euchre party, and over 70 ladies and gentlemen attended, the games going merrily from start to finish. The ladies' prizes were won by Miss Jennie Wauchope 1st, and Mrs. Ogilvie 2nd; the gentleman's prize was won by Mr. Arthur a'Beckett. An excellent supper was provided by the married ladies, and one and all expressed themselves as having had an enjoyable evening. Willoughby Curtois9
  • 28 Jan 1933: WEDDING THANKS. CURTOIS - FLAXMAN. - Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Curtois, Malvern, desire to express to their many friends and relatives their heartfelt Appreciation for the numerous telegrams, telephone calls, flowers, presents, and personal visits of congratulations on the occasion of their diamond wedding. Willoughby Curtois10
  • 14 Nov 1936: OBITUARY. Mrs Mary A. Curtois widow of Mr. Willoughby Curtois who died on Wednesday at her residence, Erskine street, Armadale, was the last surviving member of the family of Mr. Charles Flaxman. She was born at Adelaide in 1848. Her father, who was a public accountant, one of the first trustees of the Savings Bank of South Australia and at one time an editor of the "South Australian Register."
    Came to Melbourne and succeeded Mr. James Smith as comptroller of Savings Banks in 1854, a position he held until his death in 1869. The active interest he took in Church work was maintained by the members of his family. Mrs. Curtois's name will be remembered at Berwick, and especially at Holy Advent Malvern, with which she was associated for the last 35 years.11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2893; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 997
    THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me MARY ANN CURTOIS of "Roanmore" 7 Erskine Street Malvern in the State of Victoria Widow.
    I give devise and bequeath the whole of my estate real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever unto my executors and trustees hereinafter appointed Upon the Trusts hereinafter declared of and concerning, the same namely.
    UPON TRUST as soon as conveniently may be after my death to collect call in and convert into money the whole of my said estate and after payment thereout of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses including probate and estate duty to hold the proceeds of such sale calling in and conversion Upon the Trusts following namely.
    To pay the following pecuniary legacies which I hereby bequeath accordingly :-
    (a) To my nieces Janet Helen Irvine, Beatrice Alice Glascodine and Katherine Elizabeth Babington the sum of Five hundred pounds each.
    (b) To my niece Lulu Wright the sum of Two hundred pounds.
    (c) To my nephew Charles Henry Babington the sum of One hundred pounds.
    (d) To my great nieces Beatrice Louisa Glascodine, Alice Janet Glascodine, Helen Delamain Glascodine and Helen Nancy Irvine the sum of Fifty pounds each.
    (e) To my friends Linda Wills, Selina Batchelor, Alice Gibson, Helen Sophia Pinniger and Mary Maud Pinniger the sum of Fifty pounds each.
    4.
    (a) To the Australian Bourd of Missions of Melbourne to be credited by the said Board to its Endowment Fund the sum of Two hundred pounds.
    (b) To Lovell House Governesses' Institute of Cathedral Buildings Melbourne the sum of One hundred pounds.
    (c) To the Building Fund of the Holy Advent Parish Hall Malvern the sum of one hundred pounds.
    (d) To the Church of England Babies' Home Lower Malvern Road Malvern East the sum of One hundred pounds.
    (e) To the Bishop of Melbourne's Fund of the Diocese of Melbourne the sum of One hundred pounds.
    (f) To the Church of England Diocesan Mission to the Streets and Lanes of Melbourne the sum of One hundred pounds.
    (g) To Reverend R.G. Nichols of St Mark's Church of England, Fitzroy for the purposes of his Radio Service or such other religious purposes as he may think fit the sum of One hundred pounds.
    (h) To St Martin and St John's Church of England Home for Boys Canterbury the sum of One hundred pounds.
    As to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate (if any) to divide the same equally between the Diocesan Centenary Fund of
    the Diocese of Melbourne and the Clergy Pensions Augmentation Fund of the Diocese of Melbourne.
    I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the Funds or Institutions hereinbefore
    mentioned shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors.
    I declare that my said executors shall have power to postpone for such period as they in their discretion shall think fit the collection calling in and conversion of the whole or any part of my estate.
    I hereby appoint Herbert Turner of 427 Little Collins Street Melbourne and Edward John Glascodine of Toorak executors and trustees or this my will. And I declare that the said Herbert Turner being a Solicitor shall be entitled to charge and be paid all usual professional charges for all business done by him or his firm in the proving of this my Will and the execution of the trusts hereof.
    Lastly hereby revoking all wills by me at any time heretofore made I declare this to be my last will and Testament.
    M. A. Curtois dated 15 August 1934
    SIGNED by the said Testatrix Mary Ann Curtois as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
    W.E.Druce, Solor.Melbne.
    H.Keith Turner, Solor.Melbourne.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 30 Jan 1873, p4.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Feb 1873, p31.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "indexed as CURTIS."
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 4 May 1898, p2.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Jan 1933, p13.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Nov 1936, p19.
Last Edited6 Feb 2021

James Shillingford Loveridge

M, #10950, b. 1898, d. 10 Apr 1985
Father*Alfred Ellis Loveridge b. 19 Apr 1861, d. 7 May 1930
Mother*Emma Maria Crean b. 1866, d. 31 Oct 1941
Probate (Will)* 951/512. James Shillingford LOVERIDGE Date of grant: 03 Jul 1985; Date of death: 10 Apr 1985; Occupation: Rtd Storekeeper; Residence: Berwick.1 
xref-link* See History of the General Store
Birth*1898 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B16433/1898.2 
Marriage*24 Oct 1925 Spouse: Mary Stuart Harrison. Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M9871.3
 
Marriage-Notice*5 Dec 1925LOVERIDGE-HARRISON. - On the 24th October, at Christ Church, Berwick, by the Rev. A. J. Cole, James Shillingford, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Loveridge, Berwick, to Mary Stuart, only daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. J. Harrison, Narre Warren.4 
Land-UBeac*14 Aug 1939 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 6pt+7), General Store. Transfer from John Nathan to James Shillingford Loveridge. Price believed to be £500.5,6 
Land-UBeac29 Aug 1972 PAK-59D (pt). Transfer from Una Florence May Luke Ida Vera Annie Dennis to James Shillingford Loveridge, Thomas Fergus Black, Robert Horace Ramage. 1a 2r 9p.7 
Death*10 Apr 1985 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D9903 (Age 86) [par Alfred Ellis LOVERIDGE & Emma Maria CREAN].3 

Grave

  • 4-240-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Loveridge James Shillingford 1898-1985 hus/ Mary Stuart, f/ John S., Alfred Ellis
    Loveridge Mary Stuart 1989 89 wife/ James Shilligford8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 May 1935: Two new houses have recently been erected in Peel street, Berwick—one on Mr. Loveridge’s property, and is occupied by Mr. W. Noblet; the other is on Mr. Richardson’s property, at the rear of Mr. White’s hairdressing saloon, and is to be occupied by Mr. S. Richardson. The buildings are up to-date, and are a valuable addition to the town. William George 'Bill' Noblet9
  • 9 Feb 1938: LIST OF AGENTS. Copies of the “Journal” may be obtained from the undermentioned Agents: Mr Nathan, Upper Beaconsfield John Nathan10
  • 16 Feb 1938: LIST OF AGENTS. Copies of the “Journal” may be obtained from the undermentioned Agents: Mr. A. J. Loveridge, Upper B’consfield John Nathan11
  • 27 Nov 1940: After being employed at the Berwick branch of Loveridge’s Store for the past twelve years, Mr Bill Noblet is taking charge of the firm’s branch at Upper Beaconsfield on December 1st. William George 'Bill' Noblet12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P11 unit 31, item 951/512
    VPRS 28/ P15 unit 159, item 951/512.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Dec 1925, p13.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - James Shillingford Loveridge of Berwick Storekeeper - C/T 6322-294.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 The Berwick Shire Rate book 1938/9 has a barely readable note which would indicate that the store was sold to Loveridge for £500. There is no exact date given.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6287-375 - Transfer as to Balance E512548 - C/T 8953-483 - James Shillingford Loveridge of Berwick Grocer Thomas Fergus Black of Emerald Road Dewhurst Orchardist and Robert Horace Ramage of Pakenham East Commission Agent - joint proprietors.
  8. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-240-B Loveridge James Shillingford M 86 12-04-85 1953
    4-240-B Loveridge Mary Stuart F 89 21-09-89 2109.
  9. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Thu 2 May 1935, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article213964471
  10. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 9 Feb 1938, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201303051
  11. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 16 Feb 1938, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201303111
  12. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 27 Nov 1940, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article216064132
Last Edited2 Jun 2020
 

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