George Henry Deeley

M, #1141, b. 1881, d. 23 Nov 1958
Father*Thomas William Deeley b. 1852, d. 8 Jul 1923
Mother*Isabella Lawrence b. 1858, d. 5 Sep 1944
Birth*1881 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B4835.1 
Christening21 Sep 1883 Berwick Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia.2 
Education*c 1884 Upper Beaconsfield attended State School 2560 - admitted age 3y 5m.3 
Marriage*1907 Spouse: Caroline Rose Oldham. VIC, Australia, #M702.4
 
Residence*1923 Elliot Avenue, Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia, Salesman. 
(Witness) Land-Note11 Sep 1923 Thomas William Deeley died on 8 July 1923. Probate has been granted to George Henry Deeley of Elliott Avenue Murrumbeena Salesman and Thomas William Charles Deeley of 24 Bowen Street Glenferrie Senior Constable of Police.5 
Death*23 Nov 1958 Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia, #D14420 (Age 77.)6 
Probate (Will)* George H Deeley. Gentleman. Camberwell. 23 Nov 1958. 548/069.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 May 1932, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From Dewhurst Progress Association, asking that road on western boundary of Deeley’s be closed against timber traffic.—To be closed until October 31.8
  • 23 Jun 1932, Berwick Shire Correspondence: G. H. Deeley requested that road be repaired in front of her house at Beaconsfield Upper.—Referred to Engineer.9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B4835."
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Findmypast - Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 Transcription.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Thomas Deeley, farmer - no previous schooling.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M702."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2845-844 - Thomas William Deeley died on 8 July 1923. Probate has been granted to George Henry Deeley of Elliott Avenue Murrumbeena Salesman and Thomas William Charles Deeley of 24 Bowen Street Glenferrie Senior Constable of Police.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1946; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 290.
  8. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "26 May 1932, p2."
  9. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "23 Jun 1932, p2."
Last Edited17 Feb 2016

May Edith Nellie Deeley

F, #1142, b. 1883, d. 26 Aug 1903
Father*Thomas William Deeley b. 1852, d. 8 Jul 1923
Mother*Isabella Lawrence b. 1858, d. 5 Sep 1944
Birth*1883 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B18736.1 
Christening21 Sep 1883 Berwick Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia.2 
Education*b 1887 Upper Beaconsfield attended State School 2560.3 
Death*26 Aug 1903 5 Percy Street, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D11133 (Age 20.)4 
Death-Notice*28 Aug 1903DEELEY. —On the 26th August, 1903, at 5 Percy street, Prahran, May Edith Nellie Deeley, aged 20 years and 2 months the beloved daughter of Thos, and Isabella Deeley, and sister of Thos. and Geo. Deeley.
"Asleep in Jesus."
DEELEY.-The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS DEELEY are respectfully invited to follow the remains of their late beloved daughter to the place of interment, in the St. Kilda Cemetery.
The funeral cortege is appointed to leave their residence, 5 Percy-street, Prahran, THIS DAY (Friday, 28th inst.), at 2.30 o'clock.
HENRY DRAYTON, Undertaker, 177 High-street Prahran. Tel. 370, Windsor.5 

Grave

  • Independent, Compartment D, Grave 246A, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18736."
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Findmypast - Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 Transcription.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Thomas Deeley, farmer.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Aug 1903 p1.
  6. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
Last Edited16 Feb 2016

Thomas William Charles Deeley

M, #1143, b. 1879, d. 1 Jun 1962
Thomas William Charles DEELEY
(1879-1962)
Father*Thomas William Deeley b. 1852, d. 8 Jul 1923
Mother*Isabella Lawrence b. 1858, d. 5 Sep 1944
Birth*1879 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B3047.1 
Christening21 Sep 1883 Berwick Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia.2 
Education*c 1884 Upper Beaconsfield attended State School 2560 - admitted age 4y 4m.3 
Marriage*1904 Spouse: Mabel Beatrice Maud Wightwick. VIC, Australia, #M3218 & R.4
 
Residence*1923 Glenferrie, VIC, Australia, Senior Police Constable. 
(Witness) Land-Note11 Sep 1923 Thomas William Deeley died on 8 July 1923. Probate has been granted to George Henry Deeley of Elliott Avenue Murrumbeena Salesman and Thomas William Charles Deeley of 24 Bowen Street Glenferrie Senior Constable of Police.5 
Widower17 Feb 1949Thomas William Charles Deeley became a widower upon the death of his wife Mabel Beatrice Maud Wightwick.6 
Inquest1962Inquest held 1962/1500. Cause of Death Broncho Pneumonia.7 
Death*1 Jun 1962 Parkville, VIC, Australia, #D18057 (Age 83.)6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Jun 1904, BREACH OF "PROMISE CASE.
    A writ has been issued on behalf of Elizabeth Jessie Kittle, of Shepparton, claiming £500 as damages for alleged breach of promise of marriage from Thomas Deeley, police-constable, of Beaufort.8
  • 16 Feb 1944, Two Homes Destroyed At Upper Beaconsfield
    AT about 4 p.m. on Monday two houses in the Dewhurst-Upper Beaconsfield area were destroyed by fire. They were owned by Mr. Deeley a former superintendent of the CIB., and Mr. T. Turner, but neither owner was in residence at the time. Chief damage was caused in scrub country, and the Emerald and Upper Beaconsfield fire brigades had the fire under control at 7.30 p.m.9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3047."
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Findmypast - Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 Transcription.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Thomas Deeley, farmer - no previous schooling.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M3218 & R."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2845-844 - Thomas William Deeley died on 8 July 1923. Probate has been granted to George Henry Deeley of Elliott Avenue Murrumbeena Salesman and Thomas William Charles Deeley of 24 Bowen Street Glenferrie Senior Constable of Police.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide) 27 Jun 1904 p6.
  9. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "16 Feb 1944, p1."
Last Edited31 Aug 2016

William McLean

M, #1149, b. 1844, d. 5 Jul 1924
(Witness) Probate (Will)Witnessed the will of James McDowall.1 
Birth*1844 Inverness, Scotland.2 
Marriage*1874 Spouse: Agnes Barr. VIC, Australia, #M3343 - as Agnes McDOWALL.3
 
Widower7 Jan 1895William McLean became a widower upon the death of his wife Agnes Barr.4 
Land-UBeac4 Dec 1908 GEM-D-9. Frederick Cecil Browne Jessey Sykes Trustees for Recreation Reserve, William McLean, Caleb Wheeler, John William Knapton (19a 3r 34p.)5 
Land-UBeac13 Oct 1916 GEM-D-9 (part). Transfer from William McLean, Caleb Wheeler, John William Knapton to Education Department. Land for new primary school. Acreage not defined.6 
Residence*1924 "Ardgour", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death*5 Jul 1924 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D8388 age 80 [par Patrick McLEAN & Janet MacINTOSH].7 
Death-Notice*7 Jul 1924McLEAN. On the 5th July, at Ardgour, Beaconsfield Upper, William McLean, formerly Government statist, aged 80 years.
McLEAN.-The Friends of the late WILLIAM McLEAN are informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery THIS DAY (Monday, 7th inst.) The funeral will leave Ardgour, Beaconsfield Upper, at 3 o'clock.8 
Probate (Will)*7 Aug 1924 196/286. Gentleman.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation. With Jessie Mabel McLean Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean.10
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Jessie Mabel McLean Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean.11
bt 1912 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Jessie Mabel McLean Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean.12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22

Grave

  • Plot 5-647-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, William McLean 1924 Age 7923

Family

Agnes Barr b. 1843, d. 7 Jan 1895
Children 1.John Barr McLean b. 1875, d. 8 Sep 1943
 2.Jessie Mabel McLean b. 14 May 1876, d. 20 Jan 1947
 3.Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean b. 12 Apr 1878, d. 30 May 1946

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Apr 1909, Berwick Shire Council. Cr. Martin moved that tenders be called for fencing in side cuttings from Leslie's gate to the far corner of McLean's orchard, Upper Beaconsfield. Recently two accidents had occurred through horses becoming frightened at motor cars coming silently around curves, and it was to prevent this that he moved in the matter. Agreed to.24
  • 11 Jul 1924, An old and respected resident of the district, Mr William McLean, passed away at his residence, "Ardgour", Upper Beaconsfield, on Saturday, 5th inst. Before retiring to this district some years ago, Mr McLean was for some years an accountant of the Education Department, and was later appointed Government Statist, and retired from that position in 1905. Since then he has lived a retired life at his country home. He leaves a son and two daughters. His son, Dr J. B. McLean, is general Superintendent of Hospitals, Brisbane. The funeral took place on Monday at the Berwick Cemetery. Rev. James Wilson conducted the burial service.25

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/P0002 unit 9, item 10/681
    VPRS 28/P0002 unit 13, item 10/681
    VPRS 28/P0000 unit 120, item 10/681.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3343/1874 Birthplace mentioned."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Agnes married as Agnes McDowall."
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-469 - William McLean Gentleman, John William Knapton Printer and Caleb Wheeler Orchardist all of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors [trustees].
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1168-469 - William McLean, John William Knapton and Caleb Wheeler to The Minister of Public Instruction - C/T 4000-960 The Minister of the Crown for the time being administering the Education Act 1915.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8388 age 80 [par Patrick McLEAN & Janet MacINTOSH] [reg. Berwick]."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jul 1924 p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 196/286. Gentleman.
  10. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  11. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  12. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  13. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  19. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  20. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  21. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-647-A McLean William M 79 7/07/1924 729
    McLean William      1924 79 bw2313.
  24. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 7 Apr 1909, p3.
  25. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "11 Jul 1924, p1."
Last Edited15 Dec 2017

Agnes Barr

F, #1150, b. 1843, d. 7 Jan 1895
Married NameMcDowall.1 
Married NameMcLean. 
Birth*1843 Glasgow, Australia.2 
Marriage*13 Jan 1862 Spouse: James McDowall. Blythswood, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1,3
 
Widow17 Mar 1873Agnes Barr became a widow upon the death of her husband James McDowall.1 
Marriage*1874 Spouse: William McLean. VIC, Australia, #M3343 - as Agnes McDOWALL.4
 
Death*7 Jan 1895 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D180 (Age 52) [par John BARR].5 
Death-Notice*8 Jan 1895McLEAN -On the 7th inst. at Ballarat, Agnes Barr, the beloved wife of William M'Lean accountant, Education department, and of Ardgour, Church street Middle Brighton.
M'LEAN -The remains of the late Agnes Barr, wife of WILLIAM M'LEAN, of Ardgour, Church street, Brighton, will leave Middle Brighton railway station at noon THIS DAY (Tuesday, 8th inst), for North Brighton Cemetery.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871James McDOWALL - Colonel Retired Lab Gamds, Logan, Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotland(Head of Household) James McDowall;
Age 30 - occ I P7

Family

William McLean b. 1844, d. 5 Jul 1924
Children 1.John Barr McLean b. 1875, d. 8 Sep 1943
 2.Jessie Mabel McLean b. 14 May 1876, d. 20 Jan 1947
 3.Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean b. 12 Apr 1878, d. 30 May 1946

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "born Wigton."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3343/1874 Birthplace mentioned."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Agnes married as Agnes McDowall."
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jan 1895 p1.
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Kirkmaiden; ED: 2; Page: 3; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1871_189."
Last Edited15 Dec 2017

John Barr McLean

M, #1151, b. 1875, d. 8 Sep 1943
Father*William McLean b. 1844, d. 5 Jul 1924
Mother*Agnes Barr b. 1843, d. 7 Jan 1895
Birth*1875 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B9874.1 
Birth-Notice*8 May 1875McLEAN.—On the 28th ult., at 41 George-street, East Melbourne, Mrs. Wm. M'Lean of a son.2 
Marriage*23 Dec 1904 Spouse: Adelaide Isabel Macnish. QLD, Australia, #M-B3671/1905.3
 
Marriage-Notice*13 Jan 1905McLEAN-MACNISH - On the 23rd December, 1904, at Ann-street Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Dr. Frackelton, Adelaide Isabel, second daughter of late Robert Ker Macnish, of Brisbane, to John Barr McLean, M.B., B.S., of Brisbane.4 
(Heir) Probate (Will)22 Feb 1922 William Beattie Smith.5 
Widower1927John Barr McLean became a widower upon the death of his wife Adelaide Isabel Macnish.3 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Veronica Gertrude Hinton. QLD, Australia, #M-B4441.3
 
Death*8 Sep 1943 Maleny, QLD, Australia.6 
Death-Notice*9 Sep 1943MCLEAN.—On September 8, at Maleny, Queensland, John Barr, M.B.B.S., D.S.O., only son of the late William McLean (of Ardgour, Upper Beaconsfield), and beloved brother of Mabel and Jessie McLean (31 Ryeburn avenue, Upper Hawthorn).6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Jun 1916, —To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.)— Major John Barr McLean, Army Medical Corps (Q.);7
  • 4 Mar 1922, Dr. William Beattie Smith, of Tasma, Gisborne-street, East Melbourne, who died on the 12th of December last, by a will dated the 15th of July, 1920, left personal estate valued at £19,718 to Misses Mabel and Agnes M'Lean, Ardgour, Upper Beaconsfield, and Dr. J. B. M'Lean, of the Brisbane General Hospital, the children of 'my oldest friend in Australia since 1882,' subject to the payment of a number of legacies to friends and bequests 'to public institutions. He left £1000 to the Melbourne University and directed that the annual interest on this sum be used "to establish a few annual lectures on the early treatment of insanity, as I consider the practitioner and the public are in need of much education in regard to that subject."8
  • 9 Jul 1924, DR. McLEAN'S BEREAVEMENT At the meeting of the Hospitals Board yesterday the chairman announced that Dr. J. B. McLean, general medical superintendent, had left for Melbourne owing to the illness of his father, and that word since had been received by the board that Dr. McLean's father had died.
    A motion of condolence was carried, members of the board standing; and the secretary was instructed to convey to Dr. McLean the sincere sympathy of all members in his loss.9
  • 22 Feb 1931, WHAT PROMPTED BRISBANE HOSPITAL , SUPERINTENDENT'S RESIGNATION? Dr. J. B. McLean Leaves Highly Paid Post
    A sensation was caused in the City on Thursday when, it was announced that Dr. J. B. McLean, General Medical Superintendent of the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board, had resigned his elevated post. No reasons were given for the sudden step. Why the resignation? RECENT disclosures of happenings within the Brisbane General Hospital have caused unrest and a considerable feeling of uncertainty, and though Dr. McLean has not been personally impugned, his administration has certainly been the subject of criticism. It has been shown that on more than one occasion untoward happenings have either been not reported to the Hospitals Board or only meagre details furnished. If, as has been suggested, Medical Super intendent McLean has endeavored to assist his professional brethren by a strict observance of the ethics of the profession it may have led to a clash of opinions, and Dr. McLean has taken this step as a protest against interference. Recently, it is staled, certain comment was made respecting his administration by mem bers of the Medical Advisory Board. It has been only too evident ; that certain of the honorary staff at the General Hospital have been dissatisfied with the control exer cised. The Hospitals Board, though it has not asked for on ex planation from the Superintendent has had reason to find fault with methods in vogue, particularly those relating to the reportings of deaths under unusual circum stances. "Truth" has on more than one occa sion criticised the methods of Medical Superintendent Mc Lean, and drawn at tention to the neces sity of the placing of the public interest before medical ethics, In a recent issue, in which there was made a disclosure of two deaths in the hospital following injections of vaccine, "Truth stated:— "A medical superintendent who takes up the attitude that he need report to the board only such happenings as he he chooses, who declines to make any statements to the press—which represents the people— and who chooses to clothe in secrecy vital information which the public is en-titled to know about its own hospital is not serving the community as he should . . . ."
    No Explanation Offered To The Public
    Whatever view of his duty Dr. McLean took, and whatever may have been the reasons upon which he felt impelled to so act, this newspaper is unable to divine, but he has now seen fit to tender his resignation For what reason? The safety of the position per annum is in the four figures class, it is an honored and coveted office, it carries with it a large measure of authority, and the Board has shown an inclination to further increase the responsibilities — and the salary. It is not so long since the annual re muneration was lifted to £2000 p.a. Some technicality compelled a reduction to the amount formerly paid. Why has the Superintendent vacated such a position? Is it because he found growing discon tent with his administration not only among his fellow members of the profession but among a section of the public, and the press and possibly within the rooms of the Hospitals Board or for en tirely personal reasons? The Board desired that its General Medical Superintendent should be the supreme medical authority in the hospitals and would — if it could, under its by-laws — have invested him with the highest possible power. A RoyaI Commission recommended greater power for the General Superintendent, it proposed his being relieved of all respon sibilities other than administrative ... and now on the eve of attainment to a pinnacle the Superintendent resigns. Why? The Chairmen of the Board (Mr. G. Rees) doesn't know. He told "Truth" so on Thursday, and, so far as can be gathered, no one knows. There still remains the fact that there have been only footling and futile inquiries into the deaths of a man on an operating table in which a wrongly adjusted ether machine tube figured, the deaths of two men due to vaccine injection, and other happenings for which Dr. J. B. McLean, as General Medical Superintendent of the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board, though not personally involved, is certainly the person looked to for fuller explanations. The Government has failed in its duty to the public in these matters, and inasmuch as it has not issued any statement or taken any action; but that is no reason why Dr. Mc Lean should not have pursued them and ascertained if any of his staff were guilty of negligence, and taken appropriate action. The community engaged the Superin tendent to the community he has now tendered his resignation.
    RESIGNED— Dr. J. B. McLEAN, Superintendent of the Brisbane General Hospital, whose resignation, submitted on Thursday has caused a sensation.10
  • 9 Sep 1943, DR. J. B. McLEAN DEAD
    Dr. Jonn Barr McLean, who for many years was superintendent of Brisbane General Hospital, died yesterday.
    A graduate of Melbourne University, he came to Brisbane in 1900, and became a resident at the General Hospital. He was in private practice for a short period in 1904, later taking up the position of superintendent at the hospital, where he remained until his retirement about 10 years ago. Dr. McLean served as a surgeon in the last war with the First Australian General Hospital. He has left a widow.11
  • 15 Sep 1943, McLEAN. John Barr (Colonel. D.S.O.), F.R.A.C.S., M.B. Sc Ch.M. — At Maleny, Sept. 8, 1943. Aged 68 years. Southern papers, please copy.12
  • 22 Sep 1944, Probate also was granted of the wills of John Barr McLean, Landsborough Road, Maleny, medical practitioner, realty nil, personalty £6070:13

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B9874."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 8 May 1875, p25.
  3. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Fri 13 Jan 1905, p4.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 652, item 181/660
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1205, item 181/660.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Sep 1943 p2.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Register (Adelaide), 3 Jun 1916, p10.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Capricornian (Rockhampton), 4 Mar 1922, p34.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Wed 9 Jul 1924, p4.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), Sunday 22 Feb 1931, p13.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 9 Sep 1943, p3.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 15 Sep 1943, p4.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 22 Sep 1944, p4.
Last Edited16 Mar 2017

Jessie Mabel McLean

F, #1152, b. 14 May 1876, d. 20 Jan 1947
Father*William McLean b. 1844, d. 5 Jul 1924
Mother*Agnes Barr b. 1843, d. 7 Jan 1895
Land-Note* PAK-76.78 (part): 69a 0r 34 4/10p. 
Birth*14 May 1876 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B10277.1 
Birth-Notice*18 May 1876M'LEAN. - On the 14th inst., at Pakington-street, Kew, the wife of William M'Lean of a daughter.2 
Land-UBeac*8 Nov 1905 PAK-76.78 (part). Transfer from Joseph Goldsworth Hollow to Jessie Mabel McLean Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean. 69a 0r 34 4/10p.3 
(Heir) Probate (Will)22 Feb 1922 William Beattie Smith.4 
Land-UBeac*18 Sep 1940 PAK-76.78 (part). Transfer from Jessie Mabel McLean Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean to Anne Allan. 69a 0r 34 4/10p (Caveat lodged 3 Jul 1940.)5 
Death*20 Jan 1947 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D1280 age 70 -- as McLEAN.6 
Death-Notice*21 Jan 1947McLEAN.-On January 20. Jessie Mabel, elder daughter of the late William McLean, Ardgour, Upper Beaconsfield, beloved sister of the late Agnes Margaret McLean 31 Ryeburn avenue. Hawthorn
McLEAN.-The Funeral of the late JESSIE MABEL MCLEAN will leave our parlours, Burke rd, Camberwell. THIS DAY (Tuesday), at 3.15, for the Springvale Crematorium.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McLean and Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean.8
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McLean and Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean.9
bt 1912 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McLean and Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean.10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20
bt 1925 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean.21,22,23,24,25,26

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Mar 1922, Dr. William Beattie Smith, of Tasma, Gisborne-street, East Melbourne, who died on the 12th of December last, by a will dated the 15th of July, 1920, left personal estate valued at £19,718 to Misses Mabel and Agnes M'Lean, Ardgour, Upper Beaconsfield, and Dr. J. B. M'Lean, of the Brisbane General Hospital, the children of 'my oldest friend in Australia since 1882,' subject to the payment of a number of legacies to friends and bequests 'to public institutions. He left £1000 to the Melbourne University and directed that the annual interest on this sum be used "to establish a few annual lectures on the early treatment of insanity, as I consider the practitioner and the public are in need of much education in regard to that subject."27
  • 5 Jul 1923, Dance at Upper Beaconsfield.
    At the invitation of Lt.-Col. and Mrs. G. H. Knox, a number of their friends from Upper Beaconsfield and the surrounding districts, and also Melbourne were present at the delightful dance held in the Assembly Hall, Upper Beaconsfield, on Friday evening, June 22. The guest of the evening was Miss K. Bird, cousin of the hostess, who is on a visit from England, and the dance was given in honor of her twenty-first birthday. The supper room of the hall was converted into a cosy lounge, with easy chairs, carpets, and a glowing fire. Bridge tables were provided for non-dancers. On a large table in the supper-room was arranged a buffet supper.
    The hall was gaily decked with cerise and violet streamers festooned from a centrepiece arranged with hoops of paper flowers of the same color and greenery. Tall oriental lamps and festoons of greenery, with cerise flowers, made a very effective screen round the dias, on which the musicians were seated. Mr. K. R. Pinkerton (of Berwick) was responsible for the artistic decorations of the hall. At 10 p.m. the guests retired to Salisbury House, opposite the hall, to partake of a sit-down supper.
    After midnight a large birthday cake, with twenty-one candles burning brightly on it, was carried into the hall, and cut by Miss Bird. The hostess (Mrs. G. H. Knox) wore a gracefully draped frock of apricot changeable taffeta, caught at the side with monkey fur: she carried an Early Victorian posy of autumn tints. Miss K. Bird was dressed in dainty mauve taffeta, with panels of Valenciennes lace, and a deep collar of georgette edged with similar lace.
    Among the guests present were.—Messrs. R. Knox (Melbourne), Dare (Melbourne), Lester, Beauchamp, Capt. Tate, Messrs. J. F. Sturken, Bunt, Day, K. R. Pinkerton, J. Swords, R. Glover, Berglund, Carsewell, Lorimer, Brown, McBride, E. Blain, Seely, Harvey Smith, Cant, Reed, Lester, Miss Margaret Clarke (Melbourne), flame-colored crepe de chine, with tulle pointed overskirt. Mrs. E. W. Harris, blue marocain, with flowing ninon sleeves, blue wreath. Miss Margaret Crossley, mauve crepe de chine, satin waist-line caught with cabachon of violets. Mrs. Beecham (Scoresby), blue shot taffeta, draped skirt, caught at sicie with handsome cabachon of feathers. Mrs. Lister (Scoresby), black crepe de chine, with jet trimmings. Mrs. R. P. Frances, black tulle, beaded with jet and iridescent beads, beads over crepe de chine. Mrs. John Sturken, brocaded crepe de chine, white waist-line finisher with pearl girdle, long ninon sleeves. Mrs Harvey Smith, black taffeta inlet with lace, finished at waist with gold and jet girdle. Mrs. Bunt, black charineuse, with silver trimmings.
    Mrs. James Wilson, black crepe de chene with steel trimmings. Mrs. P. C. Anderson, blue shot taffeta, with pink flowers at waist and in hair. Miss Campbell, black crepe de chine with black lace. Miss Towl (Melbourne), apricot charmeuse pointed skirt, finished at waist with same color. Miss Cunningham, powder blue georgette Miss Walker, slate grey silk, black tulle sash, deep collar Maltese lace. Miss Peterson, eau-de-nil cachemire de sole. Miss Shorthouse, shot taffeta, pink finished with flowers at waist. Miss King, shot pink, with tulle trimmings. Mrs Cyril Davey, pretty white georgette, with pointed skirt over crepe de chine.
    Miss Ashley, black cachemire de sole panels of radium lace, finished at waist with fuchsia flower trimmings. Miss D. Ashley, stamped mauve velvet, trimmings of silver and silver girdle. Miss Barker mauve taffeta silk, with pretty pointed skirt over trimmed underskirt. Miss R Gamble, fuchsia colored cachemire de sole. Miss Bunt, flame colored crepe de chine, Miss M. Bunt, turquoise blue crepe de chine. Miss Dayey, royal blue figured georgette, with side panel of steel color. Miss M. Davey, jade green georgette, Miss McLean, black cachery re de sole, kingfisher blue let in at side. Miss N. McLean, mole cachemire de sole, sleeves of gold georgette, skirt caught with blue and gold cabachon. Miss Stenhouse, pale blue crepe de chine, with bead trimmings. Mrs. Gamble, black crepe de chine. Mrs. Jack Ashley, black and gold figured georgette. Mrs. F. Griffin, black charmeuse, with radium lace trimmings. Mrs. Love, green and gold brocaded georgette. Mrs Hurditch, pink ninon, with pale blue finishings. Mrs. Kirkwood, black velvet draped frock caught at sides with jet or naments. Mrs. McBride, black crepe de chine, with jet girdle. Mrs. Fung, black crepe de chine. Miss Lockey, royal blue figured georgette.28
  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.29
  • 11 Jan 1936, A CONFERENCE of the Upper Goulburn Group of the Country Women's Association was held at Merton. Branch reports showed that branches had. spent a busy and helpful year.
    Miss McLean, of Beaconsfield Upper, gave a most instructive and enjoyable demonstration of floral work, and spoke on pioneer women and their gardens at Cardinia. Members decided to cater for supper for the cricketers' social. Younger Set members were present at the demonstration.30

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 18 May 1876, p1.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2123-482 + C/T 2946-181 + C/T 1946-122 + C/T 1956-053 - Jessie Mabel McLean and Agnes McLean both of Church Street Middle Brighton Spinsters are proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 3096-030.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 652, item 181/660
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1205, item 181/660.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3096-030 - Anne Allan of Upper Beaconsfield Widow.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1280 age 70 -- as McLEAN."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jan 1947 p2.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  13. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  14. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  15. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  16. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  17. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  18. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  19. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  20. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  21. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  22. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  23. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  24. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  25. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  26. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Capricornian (Rockhampton), 4 Mar 1922, p34.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 5 Jul 1923, p36.
  29. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne), 11 Jan 1936, p20.
Last Edited16 Mar 2017

Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean

F, #1153, b. 12 Apr 1878, d. 30 May 1946
Father*William McLean b. 1844, d. 5 Jul 1924
Mother*Agnes Barr b. 1843, d. 7 Jan 1895
Birth*12 Apr 1878 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B9910.1 
Birth-Notice*27 Apr 1878McLEAN. –On the 12th inst., at Park-hill road, Kew, the wife of William M'Lean of a daughter.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac8 Nov 1905 PAK-76.78 (part). Transfer from Joseph Goldsworth Hollow to Jessie Mabel McLean Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean. 69a 0r 34 4/10p.3 
(Heir) Probate (Will)22 Feb 1922 William Beattie Smith.4 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac18 Sep 1940 PAK-76.78 (part). Transfer from Jessie Mabel McLean Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean to Anne Allan. 69a 0r 34 4/10p (Caveat lodged 3 Jul 1940.)5 
Death*30 May 1946 31 Ryeburn Avenue, Upper Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D5270 age 68 -- as McLEAN.6 
Death-Notice*1 Jun 1946McLEAN.-On May 30, at 31 Ryeburn avenue, Upper Hawthorn, Agnes Margaret McLean youngest daughter of the late William McLean, of Ardgour, Upper Beaconsfield, and dearly beloved sister of Mabel. (Privately cremated.)7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McLean and Jessie Mabel McLean.8
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McLean and Jessie Mabel McLean.9
bt 1912 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William McLean and Jessie Mabel McLean.10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20
bt 1925 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Jessie Mabel McLean.21,22,23,24,25,26

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jul 1916, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. The members of the Dramatic Club met together in a social capacity, in the hall on Saturday afternoon last. The object was that the voluntary services rendered by Miss McLean, of "Ardgour," in taking charge of the library of the club for past years should be recognised. The article presented by the Rev James Wilson, was a handsome suit case, and in doing so he referred to the good services she had rendered, and hoped, that when she travelled as they all desired, she would long be spared to do, she might find this little token of esteem very handy.27
  • 4 Mar 1922, Dr. William Beattie Smith, of Tasma, Gisborne-street, East Melbourne, who died on the 12th of December last, by a will dated the 15th of July, 1920, left personal estate valued at £19,718 to Misses Mabel and Agnes M'Lean, Ardgour, Upper Beaconsfield, and Dr. J. B. M'Lean, of the Brisbane General Hospital, the children of 'my oldest friend in Australia since 1882,' subject to the payment of a number of legacies to friends and bequests 'to public institutions. He left £1000 to the Melbourne University and directed that the annual interest on this sum be used "to establish a few annual lectures on the early treatment of insanity, as I consider the practitioner and the public are in need of much education in regard to that subject."28
  • 5 Jul 1923, Dance at Upper Beaconsfield.
    At the invitation of Lt.-Col. and Mrs. G. H. Knox, a number of their friends from Upper Beaconsfield and the surrounding districts, and also Melbourne were present at the delightful dance held in the Assembly Hall, Upper Beaconsfield, on Friday evening, June 22. The guest of the evening was Miss K. Bird, cousin of the hostess, who is on a visit from England, and the dance was given in honor of her twenty-first birthday. The supper room of the hall was converted into a cosy lounge, with easy chairs, carpets, and a glowing fire. Bridge tables were provided for non-dancers. On a large table in the supper-room was arranged a buffet supper.
    The hall was gaily decked with cerise and violet streamers festooned from a centrepiece arranged with hoops of paper flowers of the same color and greenery. Tall oriental lamps and festoons of greenery, with cerise flowers, made a very effective screen round the dias, on which the musicians were seated. Mr. K. R. Pinkerton (of Berwick) was responsible for the artistic decorations of the hall. At 10 p.m. the guests retired to Salisbury House, opposite the hall, to partake of a sit-down supper.
    After midnight a large birthday cake, with twenty-one candles burning brightly on it, was carried into the hall, and cut by Miss Bird. The hostess (Mrs. G. H. Knox) wore a gracefully draped frock of apricot changeable taffeta, caught at the side with monkey fur: she carried an Early Victorian posy of autumn tints. Miss K. Bird was dressed in dainty mauve taffeta, with panels of Valenciennes lace, and a deep collar of georgette edged with similar lace.
    Among the guests present were.—Messrs. R. Knox (Melbourne), Dare (Melbourne), Lester, Beauchamp, Capt. Tate, Messrs. J. F. Sturken, Bunt, Day, K. R. Pinkerton, J. Swords, R. Glover, Berglund, Carsewell, Lorimer, Brown, McBride, E. Blain, Seely, Harvey Smith, Cant, Reed, Lester, Miss Margaret Clarke (Melbourne), flame-colored crepe de chine, with tulle pointed overskirt. Mrs. E. W. Harris, blue marocain, with flowing ninon sleeves, blue wreath. Miss Margaret Crossley, mauve crepe de chine, satin waist-line caught with cabachon of violets. Mrs. Beecham (Scoresby), blue shot taffeta, draped skirt, caught at sicie with handsome cabachon of feathers. Mrs. Lister (Scoresby), black crepe de chine, with jet trimmings. Mrs. R. P. Frances, black tulle, beaded with jet and iridescent beads, beads over crepe de chine. Mrs. John Sturken, brocaded crepe de chine, white waist-line finisher with pearl girdle, long ninon sleeves. Mrs Harvey Smith, black taffeta inlet with lace, finished at waist with gold and jet girdle. Mrs. Bunt, black charineuse, with silver trimmings.
    Mrs. James Wilson, black crepe de chene with steel trimmings. Mrs. P. C. Anderson, blue shot taffeta, with pink flowers at waist and in hair. Miss Campbell, black crepe de chine with black lace. Miss Towl (Melbourne), apricot charmeuse pointed skirt, finished at waist with same color. Miss Cunningham, powder blue georgette Miss Walker, slate grey silk, black tulle sash, deep collar Maltese lace. Miss Peterson, eau-de-nil cachemire de sole. Miss Shorthouse, shot taffeta, pink finished with flowers at waist. Miss King, shot pink, with tulle trimmings. Mrs Cyril Davey, pretty white georgette, with pointed skirt over crepe de chine.
    Miss Ashley, black cachemire de sole panels of radium lace, finished at waist with fuchsia flower trimmings. Miss D. Ashley, stamped mauve velvet, trimmings of silver and silver girdle. Miss Barker mauve taffeta silk, with pretty pointed skirt over trimmed underskirt. Miss R Gamble, fuchsia colored cachemire de sole. Miss Bunt, flame colored crepe de chine, Miss M. Bunt, turquoise blue crepe de chine. Miss Dayey, royal blue figured georgette, with side panel of steel color. Miss M. Davey, jade green georgette, Miss McLean, black cachery re de sole, kingfisher blue let in at side. Miss N. McLean, mole cachemire de sole, sleeves of gold georgette, skirt caught with blue and gold cabachon. Miss Stenhouse, pale blue crepe de chine, with bead trimmings. Mrs. Gamble, black crepe de chine. Mrs. Jack Ashley, black and gold figured georgette. Mrs. F. Griffin, black charmeuse, with radium lace trimmings. Mrs. Love, green and gold brocaded georgette. Mrs Hurditch, pink ninon, with pale blue finishings. Mrs. Kirkwood, black velvet draped frock caught at sides with jet or naments. Mrs. McBride, black crepe de chine, with jet girdle. Mrs. Fung, black crepe de chine. Miss Lockey, royal blue figured georgette.29
  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.30
  • 11 Jan 1936, A CONFERENCE of the Upper Goulburn Group of the Country Women's Association was held at Merton. Branch reports showed that branches had. spent a busy and helpful year.
    Miss McLean, of Beaconsfield Upper, gave a most instructive and enjoyable demonstration of floral work, and spoke on pioneer women and their gardens at Cardinia. Members decided to cater for supper for the cricketers' social. Younger Set members were present at the demonstration.31

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B9910."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 27 Apr 1878, p28.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2123-482 + C/T 2946-181 + C/T 1946-122 + C/T 1956-053 - Jessie Mabel McLean and Agnes McLean both of Church Street Middle Brighton Spinsters are proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 3096-030.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 652, item 181/660
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1205, item 181/660.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3096-030 - Anne Allan of Upper Beaconsfield Widow.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D5270 age 68 -- as McLEAN."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Jun 1946 p23.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  13. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  14. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  15. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  16. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  17. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  18. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  19. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  20. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  21. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  22. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  23. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  24. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  25. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  26. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  27. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "06 Jul 1916, p2 - could be referring to her sister."
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Capricornian (Rockhampton), 4 Mar 1922, p34.
  29. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 5 Jul 1923, p36.
  30. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
  31. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne), 11 Jan 1936, p20.
Last Edited16 Mar 2017

John Larkin

M, #1154, b. 1870, d. 1 Apr 1900
Birth*1870 Maidstone, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1892 Spouse: Amelia Gilham. VIC, Australia, #M1892.1
 
Death*1 Apr 1900 Melbourne East Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D6168 (Age 30) [par Thomas LARKIN & Mary WESLEY].2 
Death-Notice*2 Apr 1900LARKIN.—On the 1st April, at Melbourne Hospital, John, eldest son of Thomas Larkin, and beloved husband of Amelia Larkin, aged 30 years.
LARKIN.—The Friends of the late Mr. JOHN LARKIN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Footscray Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from the residence of his father, Mr. Thomas Larkin, Hampstead-road, Maidstone, THIS DAY (Monday), 2nd April, 1900, at 3 o'clock.3 
Probate (Will)*2 Sep 1903 89/578. Farmer. Upper Beaconsfield. Letters of Administration. John Larkin did not own any property at Upper Beaconsfield.4 

Family

Amelia Gilham b. 1868, d. 3 Jun 1950
Children 1.Alice Maud Larkin+ b. 1893, d. 1985
 2.William John Larkin b. 10 Mar 1895, d. 29 Apr 1973

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1892."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 2 Apr 1900, p1+10.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 89/578. Farmer. Upper Beaconsfield.
Last Edited25 Jul 2016

Amelia Gilham

F, #1155, b. 1868, d. 3 Jun 1950
Married NameLarkin. 
Note* Minnie Larkins same person??? 
Birth*1868 Avon Plains, VIC, Australia, #B18816 [par Albert GILHAM & Maria McGUIRE].1 
Marriage*1892 Spouse: John Larkin. VIC, Australia, #M1892.2
 
Widow1 Apr 1900Amelia Gilham became a widow upon the death of her husband John Larkin.3 
Land-UBeac*26 Sep 1912 PAK-72 l/p 4600 (Lot 8), 390 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from Edwin Ernest Carter to Amelia Larkin. 3a 3r 0 1/2p.4 
Land-UBeac*20 Nov 1922 PAK-72 l/p 4600 (Lot 8), 390 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from Amelia Larkin to William Thomas Troughton. 3a 3r 0 1/2p.5 
Death*3 Jun 1950 Stawell Hospital, Stawell, VIC, Australia, #D19381 (Age 82) [par Albert GILHAM & Maria McGUIRE].6 
Death-Notice*5 Jun 1950LARKIN. - On June 3, at Stawell Hospital, Amelia Larkin, dearly loved mother of Alice (Mrs. Barnett, of East Malvern), William, and Owen of Stawell. -At rest.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (as Minnie LARKINS).8,9,10
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.11,12
bt 1914 - 1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.13,14,15,16,17,18,19

Family

John Larkin b. 1870, d. 1 Apr 1900
Children 1.Alice Maud Larkin+ b. 1893, d. 1985
 2.William John Larkin b. 10 Mar 1895, d. 29 Apr 1973

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jun 1911, FLIGHTS FROM FIRE. ESCAPES BY NIGHT. DRESSING IN THE BUSH.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER. Saturday.— On Friday night a cottage, owned by Mrs Larkin, and built on the Quamby settlement at Beaconsfield Upper, was destroyed by fire. Mr Barnett, a son-in-law, and two youths were staying at the cottage, and retired to bed early. When aroused at half past 8 o'clock the fire had such a hold that the occupants had just time to snatch up their clothes and escape. They dressed in the bush.20

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "reg Raglan."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1892."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3279-616 - Amelia Larkin of Upper Beaconsfield Widow.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3279-616 - William Thomas Troughton of 127 Manning Road East Malvern Glass Blower.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jun 1950 p10.
  8. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 "listed as Minnie LARKINS - likely to be the same person, as Amelia's husband John LARKIN died at UB in 1903."
  9. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  10. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  11. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  12. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  14. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  15. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  16. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  17. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  18. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  19. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jun 1911, p6.
Last Edited10 Jun 2019

Alice Maud Larkin

F, #1156, b. 1893, d. 1985
Father*John Larkin b. 1870, d. 1 Apr 1900
Mother*Amelia Gilham b. 1868, d. 3 Jun 1950
Married NameBarnett.1 
Birth*1893 Maidstone, VIC, Australia, #B24147.2 
Marriage*29 Oct 1910 Spouse: Thomas Frederick Barnett. VIC, Australia, #M9794.1
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Nov 1910On Saturday, Miss Alice Larkin, only daughter of Mr Larkin, of "Quamby," was married to Mr R. Barnett, of Caulfield, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. James Wilson.3 
Land-UBeac*28 Aug 1919 PAK-74 l/p 5014 651680. Transfer from Thomas Frederick Barnett to Alice Maud Barnett.4 
Land-UBeac26 Mar 1920 PAK-74 l/p 5014 651680. Transfer from Alice Maud Barnett to Thomas Frederick Barnett.5 
Widow9 Nov 1960Alice Maud Larkin became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Frederick Barnett.6 
Death*1985 Canterbury, VIC, Australia, #D28166 age 92 -- as BARNETT.7 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B24147."
  3. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "2 Nov 1910, p2."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3512-298 - Alice Maud Barnett of Beaconsfield the wife of Thomas Frederick Barnett.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3512-298 - Thomas Frederick Barnett of Beaconsfield Builder and Contractor.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D28166 age 92 -- as BARNETT."
Last Edited7 Feb 2018

William John Larkin

M, #1157, b. 10 Mar 1895, d. 29 Apr 1973
Father*John Larkin b. 1870, d. 1 Apr 1900
Mother*Amelia Gilham b. 1868, d. 3 Jun 1950

Navy

On 23 Apr 1912, when he was 17 years old and working as a carpenter, William John Larkin enlisted with the Navy for a period of 7 years. In 1914 took part in the landing for the capture and occupation of German New Guinea. He was awarded Chevrons.
His family were long time residents of Upper Beaconsfield and Willie's name is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1
Birth*10 Mar 1895 Maidstone, VIC, Australia, #B13840.2 
Death*29 Apr 1973 Stawell, VIC, Australia, #D9763 (Age 78.)3 
Probate (Will)* William John Larkin. Pensioner. Stawell. 29 Apr 1973. 757/174.4       

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Sep 1919, It is with pleasure that we are able to report that strength is returning to Seaman Willie Larkin, of H.M.S. Australia. He had the misfortune to be laid aside with appendicitis when at Aden. On arrival at Melbourne he was sent to Mont Park Rest Home and there remained for eight weeks. He is now spending ten weeks furlough at the Grampians. On his return he will receive his discharge and once more take his place as a worthy citizen of this district.5

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Record of Service. Petty Officers and Men.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B13840."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P6, unit 405; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 357.
  5. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "12 Sep 1919, p2."
Last Edited20 Apr 2014

Richard Simmons

M, #1159, b. 30 Jul 1866, d. Aug 1955
Father*Thomas Simmons b. 10 Sep 1837, d. 16 Jun 1919
Mother*Grace Morrish b. 7 Feb 1839, d. 24 Jul 1924
Birth*30 Jul 1866 Aldinga, SA, Australia, #B45/495.1 
Marriage*1892 Spouse: Charlotte Thornton. VIC, Australia, #M311.2
 
Land-UBeac*7 Mar 1904 PAK-122, 385 Dickie Road. Transfer from Alfred Ekins to Richard Simmons. 19a 3r 5p.3 
Land-Note*28 Mar 1904 PAK-122: Mortgagee: Jessie Lavington Evans. Discharged 18 Nov 1907. Mortgagor was Richard Simmons.4 
Land-Note18 Jan 1908 PAK-122: Mortgagee: Jessie Lavington Evans. Discharged 11 Mar 1911. Mortgagor was Richard Simmons.5 
Land-UBeac*11 Mar 1911 PAK-122, 385 Dickie Road. Transfer from Richard Simmons to John Crook. 19a 3r 5p.6 
Widower23 Aug 1913Richard Simmons became a widower upon the death of his wife Charlotte Thornton.7 
Land-UBeac*13 Dec 1915 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Richard Simmons. 24a 1r 10p.8 
Land-Note*13 Dec 1915 GEM-C-73 (part): Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 14 May 1924. Mortgagor was Richard Simmons.9 
Land-UBeac*12 May 1919 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Richard Simmons to Harold James Matheson Osborn. 24a 1r 10p.10 
Note*1934 Did not own property at Hughendon (not in rate books 1931-1935.) 
Death*Aug 1955 Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D21365 age 89 [par Thomas SIMMONS & Unknown MORRISH].11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1931"Hughendon", O'Neill Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Amy Grace Simmons.12
1934"Hughendon", O'Neill Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.13

Grave

  • Plot 4-345-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Metal Cross14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Jun 1898, NEW INSOLVENTS. Richard Simmons, formerly of Gembrook, farmer, but now of Berwick, out of business. Causes of insolvency: Losses through bush fires and failure of crops. Liabilities, £239/0/1; assets, £200/18/-; deficiency, £38 2/1, Mr. R. C. Anderson, assignee.15

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 gives birthplace & birthdate, reg district Willunga.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M311."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1452-338 - Richard Simmons of Nar Nar Goon Farmer.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1452-338 - Mortgage No 226031 to Jessie Lavington Evans. Discharged 18 Nov 1907.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1452-338 - Mortgage No 257683 to Jessie Lavington Evans. Discharged 11 Mar 1911.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1452-338 - John Crook of Beaconsfield Upper Orchardist - C/T 3484-651.
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D8236 age 47 [par Arthur THORNTON & Mary HOSKINS]."
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1826-107 - Richard Simmons of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 3936-023.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Richard Simmons to Edward Allott Hardy - it appears that this mortgage was transferred to Harold Osborn.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Harold James Matherson Osborn of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D21365 age 89 [par Thomas SIMMONS & Unknown MORRISH]."
  12. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  13. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-345-B     Simmons     Charlotte     F     47     25/08/1913     512
    4-345-B     Simmons     Richard     M     85     18/08/1955     1357.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jun 1898 p5.
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Charlotte Thornton

F, #1160, b. 1866, d. 23 Aug 1913
Father*Arthur Thornton b. 1827, d. 6 Mar 1902
Mother*Mary Hoskins b. 1828, d. 19 Aug 1906
Married NameSimmons. 
Birth*1866 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B4372.1 
Marriage*1892 Spouse: Richard Simmons. VIC, Australia, #M311.2
 
Death*23 Aug 1913 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D8236 age 47 [par Arthur THORNTON & Mary HOSKINS].3 
Death-Notice*30 Aug 1913SIMMONS.— On the 23rd August, at her residence, Upper Beaconsfield, Charlotte, the beloved wife of Richard Simmons, beloved mother of Stanley, Ruby and Amy Simmons, aged 47 years. At rest.4 
Probate (Will)*15 Nov 1913 131/570. Married. Had no real estate at the time of her death.5 

Grave

  • Plot 4-345-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Metal Cross6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M311."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D8236 age 47 [par Arthur THORNTON & Mary HOSKINS]."
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 30 Aug 1913, p5.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 131/570. Married. (As SIMMONDS).
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-345-B     Simmons     Charlotte     F     47     25/08/1913     512
    4-345-B     Simmons     Richard     M     85     18/08/1955     1357.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

John Nathan

M, #1165, b. 20 Oct 1885, d. 2 Jun 1943
Birth*20 Oct 1885 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B23996.1,2 
Marriage*30 Oct 1915 Spouse: Jean Pringle. VIC, Australia, #M12286.3,2
 
Land-UBeac*19 Oct 1928 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alexander Rushall to John Nathan. 2a 3r 10p.4 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1929 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 4). Transfer from John Nathan to Robert 'Roy' Hayball.5 
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1930 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 5). Transfer from John Nathan to Lilian Elizabeth Paxton.6 
Land-UBeac29 Sep 1930 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 6pt). Transfer from John Nathan to Lilian Elizabeth Paxton.7 
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.8 
Land-UBeac*10 Oct 1939 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lot 3). Transfer from John Nathan to Alice Mary Edwards.9 
Death*2 Jun 1943 Frankston, VIC, Australia, #D17628 age 57 [par David NATHAN & Ann HART].10 
Death-Notice*4 Jun 1943NATHAN.-On June 2, John, beloved husband of Jean, and loved father of Douglas and Graham, of Yuille street, Frankston, late of Upper Beaconsfield.
NATHAN.-Berwick Lodge of A., P., and A. Masers of Victoria,- No. 359. - The Brethren of the above Lodge and Craft in general are requefted to attend the Funeral of their esteemed foundation member, - Wor. Bro. JOHN NATHAN, of 50 Yuille street. Frankston, at the Berwick Cemetery, THIS DAY, at 10.50 a.m. W. J. WHIFFEN. W.M.: J. S. LOVERIDGE. Sec. W. J. GARNAR & SON, Phone Dandenong 308.11 
Land-Note*10 Feb 1949 GEM-D-2 (part): John Nathan died on 2nd June 1943. Probate of his will has been granted to Jean Nathan of 2 George street Glenferrie Widow and Frederick Pringle of 19 Johnson Street Glenferrie Licensed Plumber.12 
Land-UBeac*10 Feb 1949 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 13287 (Lots 1.2). Transfer from John Nathan to Albert Reginald Bickham.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919Melrose, Bamfield Crescent, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: storekeeper. With Jean Nathan.14
bt 1921 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: storekeeper. With Jean Nathan.15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22

Grave

  • Plot 5-036-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In Memory of Robert Pringle late A.I.F., beloved husband of Frances, passed away 29.12.1937
    John Nathan died 2.6.1943
    also Arnold A.I.F., killed in France 191723

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Dec 1921, TO Let, select Cottage, furn., Xmas holidays, &c. J. Nathan, Store, Beaconsfield Upper.24
  • 9 Jul 1925, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—A fire occurred on Saturday night at Mr Nathan's store. When the outbreak was discovered Mr Nathan, with some help extinguished the flames with buckets of water.25
  • 5 May 1927, WALKING AND TALKING DOLL - Gift to Baby Princess.
    A beautiful doll was given by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan for the fete which was held at Upper Beaconsfield at Easter. With such skill and ingenuity was this doll made that it could both walk and talk. It was thought by the members of the fete committee that the children of the Upper Beaconsfield district might like to buy the doll and have it sent to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York as a birthday present from them to the baby Princess. Mrs Harvey Smith offered to dress the doll, and this was done with most artistic taste. The doll was sent to Government House with a letter asking Her Royal Highness if she would graciously accept the gift from the children of Upper Beaconsfield as a token of their loyalty and affection. A reply has been received that Her Royal Highness gratefully thanked the children of Upper Beaconsfield for the gift. It was added that the Duchess was most touched by it, and that she sent the children her best wishes for their welfare.26
  • 6 Jun 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At a meeting it was resolved to form the Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association. Officers elected were: - President, Councillor Bevan; Secretary, Mr. C Colles; treasurer, Mr. N. Nathan: correspondent, Mr. P. Hurditch.27
  • 11 May 1928, The property occupied by the Shorthouse family for at least 30 years has been sold to Mr. Nathan, of the store, Beaconsfield Upper.28
  • 4 Oct 1928, MASONIC. At the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Berwick, on Wednesday, September 26, Wor. Bro. John Nathan was installed as W.M. of the Berwick Lodge, in the presence of a large attendance of visiting brethren and lodge members. The ceremony was performed by Grand Lodge officers, and the annual banquet followed, both of which passed off successfully and proved enjoyable.29
  • 4 Oct 1928, Bro. J. Nathan was installed as Worshipful Master of the Berwick Lodge.30
  • 23 Feb 1933, Mr. J. Nathan and family have just returned from a week's motor tour through East Gippsland, and from the accounts they give of the trip they must have had a glorious time.31
  • 23 Mar 1933, At the Berwick Court, on Friday last, W. Wintle, storekeeper, of Upper Beaconsfield, was proceeded against by J. Nathan, another storekeeper, of the same place, with having aided and abetted some boys in disfiguring the latter’s window on New Year’s Eve, by painting a pawnbroker’s sign on it. He was fined £3.32
  • 24 Jul 1933, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—Mr. J. Nathan is making good progress after the operation which he underwent at the beginning of last week.33
  • 27 Mar 1935, STATIONS MAY BE CLOSED. RAILWAYS AND MOTORS GIPPSLAND LICENCES DEFEREED
    Transport Board's Inquiries
    Appearing for the Railways Department to oppose applications for licences for motor goods vehicles operating from Beaconsfield Upper, Bunyip, and Cora Lynn, in Gippsland, Mr. Burt Kelly intimated to the Transport Regulation Board yesterday that in view of competition by motor transport the department might be forced to close many stations. The chairman of the board (Mr. P. D. Phillips), who, with Mr. W. H. Kendall and Mr. J. Jeffrey, heard the cases, said that before giving its decisions the board might visit the districts in question.
    Mr. Hector Pringle, of Beaconsfield Upper, applied for a licence for one vehicle for the carriage of orchard materials and other goods from Beaconsfield Upper to Melbourne and from Melbourne to Beaconsfield Upper and district. He said that he carried to Melbourne once a week. His rate was £1 a ton. Last year he carried 15,000 cases of fruit to cool stores and to the railhead.
    To Mr. Kelly.-The primary producer wants us to run to Melbourne.
    Mr. Kelly.-You carry more fruit to the station than to Melbourne?
    Witness.-Yes.

    Talk of Pilfering
    Mr. John Nathan, storekeeper, of Beaconsfield Upper, supporting Mr. Pringle's application, said that by motor transport the goods could be brought in one handling from warehouse to store. Railway transport involved four handlings.

    To Mr. Kelly.-We got our groceries in cardboard containers.
    The Chairman.-Why could they not come in cardboard containers by the railway?
    Mr. Nathan.-I could not say without hurting Mr. Kelly's feelings; but they might be pilfered.
    When they came by rail was there any pilfering?-Very little; they were cased up.
    Mr. Kelly quoted figures to show that the railway rates were substantially lower than those of the road operator. He suggested that the district could be served by the railways in conjunction with local carriers.

    Economics of Short Hauls
    The Chairman.-With regard to these close-in goods hauls, there might be something said for leaving them for a while and accumulating more evidence. It is a question whether the radius fixed by the Legislature (25 miles) should be an unvarying one, or might be extended to 35 miles. There might be something said for leaving these temporary licences for a time until we know more about the economics of short hauls.
    Mr. Claude Alfred Harris, of Upper Beaconsfield, applied for a licence to operate from Beaconsfield Upper to the city and return, He said that he operated four days a week, and sometimes five, from Upper Beaconsfield, and sometimes he served Berwick en route. He took primary produce to Melbourne, and he carried back "every conceivable thing that was made." He carried liquor to three hotels.

    ...
    Decisions in all the other cases were deferred, the chairman saying that the board might travel over the country inquestion. Mr. H. Witty appeared for all the applicants.34
  • 30 May 1936, Holidays. BEACONSFIELD UPPER - 6 roomed furnished Cottage £2/2/ magnificent view close shopping and school. Nathan, Telephone 10.35,36
  • 9 Jun 1943, MR. JOHN NATHAN, a former resident of Upper Beaconsfield, passed away at his home at Frankston on June 2.37

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, date from an ancestry family tree.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M12286."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4432-358 - John Nathan of Upper Beaconsfield Storekeeper - C/T 5467-311.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - Robert Hayball of 32 Orchard Street North Brighton Timber Merchant - C/T 5553-527.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - Lillian Elizabeth Paxton of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 5668-473.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - Lillian Elizabeth Paxton of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 5694-799.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - James Shillingford Loveridge of Berwick Storekeeper - C/T 6322-294.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - Alice Mary Edwards of Claremont Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 6344-732.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17628 age 57 [par David NATHAN & Ann HART]."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Jun 1943 p2 + p10.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - John Nathan died on 2nd June 1943. Probate of his will has been granted to Jean Nathan of 2 George street Glenferrie Widow and Frederick Pringle of 19 Johnson Street Glenferrie Licensed Plumber.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5467-311 - Albert Reginald Bickham of Upper Beaconsfield Motor Driver- C/T 7228-591.
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  16. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  17. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  18. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  19. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  20. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  21. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  22. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  23. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-036-B Nathan John M 57 4/06/1943 1120
    5-036-B Pringle Robert M 77 30/12/1937 985.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 10 Dec 1921, p31
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4614446
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jul 1925, p16.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 May 1927, p19.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Jun 1927, p12.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 May 1928, p10.
  29. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Thu 4 Oct 1928, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200677797."
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Oct 1928, p16.
  31. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "23 Feb 1933, p4."
  32. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "23 Mar 1933, p4."
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 24 Jul 1933, p4.
  34. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Mar 1935 p9.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Nov 1935, p32.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 May 1936, p30.
  37. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 9 Jun 1943, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214308631."
Last Edited17 Oct 2018

Jean Pringle

F, #1166, b. 4 Apr 1893, d. 12 Jun 1980
Father*Robert Pringle b. 1860, d. 29 Dec 1937
Mother*Frances Barton b. 11 Oct 1870, d. 17 Jun 1958
Probate (Will)* 878/229. Jean NATHAN Date of grant: 18 Sep 1980; Date of death: 12 Jun 1980; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Burwood.1 
Married NameNathan. 
Birth*4 Apr 1893 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B13551 - as Jane.2,3 
Marriage*30 Oct 1915 Spouse: John Nathan. VIC, Australia, #M12286.4,3
 
Land-Note*24 Mar 1942 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 7.16. parts 6.8.9.12.13.14.15.17): Mortgagee: Jean Nathan. Discharged 5 Apr 1943. Mortgagor was Edith Annie Jackson Mary Elizabeth Jackson.5 
Widow2 Jun 1943Jean Pringle became a widow upon the death of her husband John Nathan.6 
Death*12 Jun 1980 Burwood, VIC, Australia, #D16704 age 87 [par Robert PRINGLE & Frances].7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919Melrose, Bamfield Crescent, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Nathan.8
bt 1921 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Nathan.9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16
195435 Beryl Street, Glen Iris, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Graham Nathan.17

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 May 1927, WALKING AND TALKING DOLL - Gift to Baby Princess.
    A beautiful doll was given by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan for the fete which was held at Upper Beaconsfield at Easter. With such skill and ingenuity was this doll made that it could both walk and talk. It was thought by the members of the fete committee that the children of the Upper Beaconsfield district might like to buy the doll and have it sent to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York as a birthday present from them to the baby Princess. Mrs Harvey Smith offered to dress the doll, and this was done with most artistic taste. The doll was sent to Government House with a letter asking Her Royal Highness if she would graciously accept the gift from the children of Upper Beaconsfield as a token of their loyalty and affection. A reply has been received that Her Royal Highness gratefully thanked the children of Upper Beaconsfield for the gift. It was added that the Duchess was most touched by it, and that she sent the children her best wishes for their welfare.18

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P6 unit 41, item 878/229
    VPRS 28/ P10 unit 238, item 878/229.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B13551 - as Jane."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, date from an ancestry family tree.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M12286."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6544-788 - discharged 5 Apr 1943.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17628 age 57 [par David NATHAN & Ann HART]."
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D16704 age 87 [par Robert PRINGLE & Frances]."
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  10. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  13. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  14. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  15. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  16. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  17. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 May 1927, p19.
Last Edited16 Apr 2018

Robert Pringle

M, #1169, b. 1860, d. 29 Dec 1937
Birth*1860 Dumfries, Scotland.1 
Marriage*1889 Spouse: Frances Barton. VIC, Australia, #M6356.2
 
Death*29 Dec 1937 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D17774 (Age 77) [par Adam PRINGLE & Margaret COWAN].3 
Death-Notice*30 Dec 1937PRINGLE.—On the 29th December at the residence of his son-in-law (John Nathan) Beaconsfield Upper, Robert, of George street Glenferrie beloved husband of Frances and loving father of Jean, Fred, Arnold (deceased), George, Eric and Hector. (Private interment Berwick.)4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19372 George Road, Glenferrie, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Frances Pringle. With Hector Pringle Sheila Alberta 'Gypsie' Pringle.5

Grave

  • Plot 5-036-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In Memory of Robert Pringle late A.I.F., beloved husband of Frances, passed away 29.12.1937
    John Nathan died 2.6.1943
    also Arnold A.I.F., killed in France 19176

Family

Frances Barton b. 11 Oct 1870, d. 17 Jun 1958
Children 1.Jean Pringle+ b. 4 Apr 1893, d. 12 Jun 1980
 2.Arnold Adam Pringle b. 1897, d. 16 Oct 1917
 3.Hector Pringle+ b. 1907, d. 20 Jul 1971

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17774 age 77 [par Adam PRINGLE & Margaret COWAN] (reg. Berwick)."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M6356."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "(reg. Berwick)."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Dec 1937, p10.
  5. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-036-B Nathan John M 57 4/06/1943 1120
    5-036-B Pringle Robert M 77 30/12/1937 985.
Last Edited2 Jul 2018

Frances Barton

F, #1170, b. 11 Oct 1870, d. 17 Jun 1958
Married NamePringle. 
Birth*11 Oct 1870 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1889 Spouse: Robert Pringle. VIC, Australia, #M6356.1
 
Land-UBeac*22 Jun 1921 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (5-18). Transfer from Lucie Emily Dupont to Frances Pringle. 3a 2r.2 
Land-UBeac*25 Jul 1924 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (8.9.10.11.13.14.15 (part). Transfer from Frances Pringle to Ellen 'Nellie' Anthony. Diagonal boundaries to original subdivision.3,4 
Land-UBeac6 Sep 1934 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (5.6.17.18 part). Transfer from Frances Pringle to Judge David John Davies Bevan, Leslie William George Knapton, Cecil Henry Foott, Claud Alfred Harris, Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker. For playgound - later community centre extension.5 
Land-UBeac*17 Aug 1936 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (10.11.12.13 part). Transfer from Frances Pringle to Rawson Parke Francis.6,7 
Widow29 Dec 1937Frances Barton became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Pringle.8 
Land-Note*bt 1940 - 1942 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 7.16. parts 6.8.9.12.13.14.15.17): Mary Worland 'Worla' Begg (Mrs C Begg) had been renting this property before sale to the Misses Jackson and then Mr and Mrs Haley.9 
Land-UBeac*24 Mar 1942 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 7.16. parts 6.8.9.12.13.14.15.17). Transfer from Frances Pringle to Edith Annie Jackson Mary Elizabeth Jackson. 2a 10p.10 
Death*17 Jun 1958 Auburn, VIC, Australia, #D6841 (Age 87) [par Joseph BARTON & Esther DOOLEY].11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19372 George Road, Glenferrie, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Pringle. With Hector Pringle Sheila Alberta 'Gypsie' Pringle.12

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia

Family

Robert Pringle b. 1860, d. 29 Dec 1937
Children 1.Jean Pringle+ b. 4 Apr 1893, d. 12 Jun 1980
 2.Arnold Adam Pringle b. 1897, d. 16 Oct 1917
 3.Hector Pringle+ b. 1907, d. 20 Jul 1971

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Feb 1928, The contract for the purchase of the block of land adjoining the Assembly Hall has been signed. The vendor is Mrs Pringle who sold the land on most reasonable terms for the purpose of a children's playground and general recreation purposes. The erection of swings slides, see-saws, &c., is already in hand and the new playground will be a great attraction to the district on a holiday resort.13

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M6356."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-152 - Frances Pringle of 2 George Street Hawthorn Married Woman.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-152 (C/T 4496-139) - Ellen Anthony of Finch Street Malvern Widow - C/T 4914-684.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1923 - John Nathan (owner Pringle) Store House pt Lot 1 Sec D NAV 65 -> House to Mrs Anthony 1924
    1924 - 1927 Mrs Anthony - House pt Lot 1 Sec D NAV20
    1928 - 1930 NAV 32
    1931 - 1933 NAV 29
    1934 - 1938 NAV 30
    1939 per 1.7.1940 to Baty NAV 30
    1940 Baty NAV 25.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-152 - David John Davies Bevan Barrister at Law, Cecil Henry Foott Retired Military Officer, Claud Alfred Harris Contractor, Leslie William George Knapton Orchardist and Charles Roy Walker Merchant - C/T 5917-263.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-152 (C/T 4496-139) - Rawson Parke Francis of "Inglesby" Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman - C/T 6100-866.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1937 - pt Lot 11 NAV 20 ; 1938 - Isabel NAV 20
    1939 - House NAV 20 ; 1940 House NAV 25.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "(reg. Berwick)."
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Note in rate book 1942-43. Pt CA 1 Sec D Gembrook House N25.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-152 (C/T 4496-139) - Edith Annie Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Jackson both of Salisbury Road Upper Beaconsfield Spinsters - C/T 6544-788.
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth HAWTHORN."
  12. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Feb 1928, p4.
Last Edited2 Jul 2018
 

NOTE

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