Graeme Clyde Latchford

M, #11674
Land-UBeac*31 May 1965 GEM--140E l/p 13662 (Lot 4). Transfer from Frank Arthur Hawley to Graeme Clyde Latchford. 1a 3r 22 3/10p.1 
Land-UBeac*28 Mar 1969 GEM--140E l/p 13662 (Lot 4). Transfer from Graeme Clyde Latchford to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 1a 3r 22 3/10p.2 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6494-751 - Frank Hawley to Graeme Clyde Latchford of 625 Toorak Road Toorak Salesman.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6494-751 - Graeme Clyde Latchford to MMBW.
Last Edited25 Nov 2015

Anne Jane Wilson1

F, #11676, b. 1827, d. 1909
Married NameBuchanan.1 
Birth*1827 Tyrone, Ireland.1 
Marriage*1859 Spouse: James Buchanan. VIC, Australia, #M3026.1
 
Death*1909 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D520 (Age 81) [par William WILSON & Ann McAULEY].1 

Grave

  • 5-613, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Buchanan Ann Jane 1827-1909 wife/ James, b. Co. Tyrone, Ireland, d. "Burr Hill" Berwick
    Buchanan James 1827-1914 hus/ Anne Jane, b. Glasgow, Scotland, d. "Burr Hill" Berwick
    Buchanan William 1864-1866 son/ James & Anne Jane (5-313)2

Family

James Buchanan b. 12 Feb 1827, d. 11 Sep 1914
Children 1.Anne Buchanan+1 b. 1860, d. 27 Jul 1933
 2.Elizabeth Catherine Buchanan+1 b. 1869, d. 14 May 1954

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-613 Buchanan James M 87 01-09-14 528
    Buchanan J. F 82 01-03-09 451
    bw2235.
Last Edited15 Feb 2017

The Victorian Farmers' Loan & Agency Company (formerly James Fry & Company Limited)

?, #11677
Name Variation The Victorian Farmers' Loan & Agency Company (formerly James Fry & Company Limited) was also known as James Fry & Co. 
Land-UBeac31 Jul 1888 GEM--42. Transfer from Robert Elwall Jacomb to James Fry & Co. 1889 rates paid by Jas Fry & Co. see Insolvency of A D Hunter.1,2,3 
Land-Note*b 1891 GEM--42: James Fry & Co changed their name to The Victorian Farmer's Loan & Agency Co some time in the late 1880s or early 1890s. 
Land-Note*24 Dec 1897 GEM--42: Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgagor was The Victorian Farmers' Loan & Agency Company (formerly James Fry & Company Limited).4,5 
Land-UBeac*a 24 Dec 1897 GEM--42. Transfer from The Victorian Farmers' Loan & Agency Company (formerly James Fry & Company Limited) to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Commercial Bank repossessed land sometime before 2 Sep 1899.5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jul 1887, THE INSOLVENCY OF MR A. D. HUNTER. Mr A. D. Hunter, of Collins street, merchant, filed his schedule on Monday. This estate was compulsorily sequestrated on the 14th April. He gives as the cause of insolvency his becoming personally responsible, with other directors of the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Company, Limited, for £8,347. His debts are stated at £16,153 14d 7d (including two unsecured creditors £10,244 4s 7d, secured £5939 10s). Assets, £2713 19s 11d (real property, £2160; personal, £282 17s 4d; good debts due, £271 2s 7d); leaving a deficiency of £13,439 14s 8d. The largest secured creditors are Federal Bank, £2840; James Fry and Co., £3000 (contingent on guarantee to Federal Bank), and £999 10s on account; University Building Society, £500; Federal Bank, £1600 (guarantee for Dr Blair for advance on land at Beaconsfield). The principal unsecured creditors are Bank of Australasia, £1097 on overdraft of the above Mutual Company; Thomas Learmonth, £1080; and Thomas Learmonth and James Mirams, £650 (amounts paid to the bank on joint liability of the directors of the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Company); £5520 to holders of six promissory notes for £920 each; the estate of Dr Blair, £850 (money lent to firm of Davies and Hunter). His losses in mining are put down at £1316; in the partnership of Davies and Hunter, £4571; and in the Essendon Brick Company, £465. Mr Jacomb is the official assignee of the estate. — Telegraph.6
  • 1 Sep 1887, THE INSOLVENCY OF MR. A. D. HUNTER. In the Insolvent Court, on Wednesday, August 31, before his Honour Judge Worthington, an examination sitting was held in the estate of A. D. Hunter, of Melbourne, merchant, Mr Braham appearing for the assignee and Mr Hood for the insolvent.
    The schedule of the insolvent was filed on the 15th June, and it showed that his liabilities then were £16,158 14s. 7d, and his assets £2,713 19s. 11d., leaving a deficiency of £13,439 14s. 8d.
    A D Hunter, the insolvent, examined, said his unsecured assets amounted to £553 19s. 11d. He was a merchant and had carried on business in Melbourne since 1876. When he started in 1876 he had no capital, and he traded on borrowed moneys. He accounted for the deficiency in his estate through having incurred liabilities in connection with the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Company, for which he became liable to the extent of £8,547. That sum was included in the recorded liabilities of his estate at sequestration. Besides the £8 547, he sustained losses in mining, £1,316; losses in the Gippsland Shale Company, £200; losses through lending money, £547; and losses in the Essendon Brickworks, £465. He had put down in his schedule a loss of £4,571 on account of his connection as a partner with Davis and Hunter, timber merchants, but he hardly thought the loss was so great as was set down. When he set down the amount he was not sure about it because he could not get access to the books of the firm. He could not give any idea of the loss he sustained in that partnership, and he put down £4,751 in his schedule because he was obliged to do so having got the figures from the accountant. His partner ship business of Davis and Hunter was carried on from March 1885 to December 1886 when the partnership was dissolved. Davis retained the business and the assets and was to pay the liabilities. He believed Davis was solvent now. Since the dissolution witness had to pay £800 of the partner ship liabilities. He had not paid the £800 yet, but was liable for it. When he went into the partnership business he put £2,000 into it which he borrowed from the Federal Bank and when he retired from the firm in December 1886, Davis paid the £2000 back to the bank. He believed it was part of the agreement of dissolution that Davis was to pay back the £2000. He (witness) must have lost very heavily in that partnership.
    Mr BRAHAM-How do you say you sus tained a loss by the business carried on by Davis and yourself as arising out of the partnership.
    The witness replied that it was a loss through losing his credit at the banks. He felt that he had made a loss but could not say what it was without re ference to the books of Davis and Hunter, which were now available, but were not available before. The losses which he felt that he had sustained were liabilities incurred on account of the partnership that were not taken into account at the dissolu tion. It was undoubtedly a fact that Davis wss to pay all the liabilities, but the liabilities to which he (witness) was referring were omitted from the agreement through an error. The agreement was that Davis was to pay all the liabilities appearing in the books, but the liabilities to which he was referring did not appear in the books because he had not had time to enter them before the dissolution. Those liabilities amounted to £800.
    There was only one liability that he was aware of omitted from the books. It was owing to the estate of the late Dr Blair. He had borrowed the £800 from Dr Blair and applied it to the proceeds of the partnership. The £800 had never been paid back, and he was liable for the amount to the representatives of Dr Blair. According to his evidence it would appear that the only loss he made in the Davis and Hunter business was £800, but he felt that was not so ; there were other losses that he could not explain. He could not say the £800 was the only loss until he had seen the books of the firm and his own books. When he transferred the partnership assets to Davis he was ruined. He was told that he was ruined but he could not say that he knew it and he thought then that he would be able to pull through. There had been an alteration for the worse in the state of his affairs since the date of dissolution. When the dissolution took place he owed all the debts that he owed at sequestration and he had no more assets then than at sequestration except his interest in the assets of the firm of Davis and Hunter. The reason why he dissolved with Davis was that his connection with the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Co was ruining the partnership business. The banks stopped his credit. Stock was taken before the dissolution but he did not take it or assist in making out the balance sheet. Davis did so, and he accepted Davis's figures as correct. He could not say whether the balance sheet showed a surplus or a deficiency. He believed it showed a deficiency, but had no idea as to the amount of the deficiency. The dissolution was effected out of consideration for Davis, because he (witness) was powerless and in making the arrangement he did not at all consider his creditors. In March, 1886, he had some property at Geelong which he sold in August 1886. He could not say that when he sold it he was involved with the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Company, but he believed he was not then involved. In March, 1886, he had 3,000 shares in the Australian Deodorising Disinfecting, and Fertilising Company, and was agent for several firms in Great Britain and New York. He was also agent for James Davis timber merchant of Gratton New South Wales, his partner in the Victorian firm of Davis and Hunter ; the latter agency was worth £500 or £600 a year. He had also several Govern ment contracts in March, 1886, and one with the Alfred Hospital. All those agencies and contracts and the shares in the Deodorising Company were transferred by agreement to Fry and Co. on January 1, 1886. The agreement was made out in March 1886, but the arrangement for it was made before then and it was to date from the 1st January, 1886. The arrangement was made in January, and the properties taken over then, but the agreement was not signed until March. The suggestion that Fry and Co. should take over the agencies emulated from witness. He wanted to part with the properties because he had been struggling for years to establish his business especially the disinfectant business and he thought that Fry and Co., owing to their business connection, would be the most likely to help him. At that time he was embarrassed financially, and without the means neccesary to carry on his business and that was his sole reason for transferring the properties to Fry and Co. He had then a heavy overdraft at the Federal Bank, but he could not give any idea now of what his assets and liabilities were then. He had no other assets except what he sold Fry and Co., excepting some land held by the Federal Bank which was not worth anything like the amount owing to the bank. By the agreement with Fry and Co. he was to get from them for the properties transferred to them, £500 per annum for assisting to develop the disinfectant business and a number of shares in Fry and Co. not to exceed 6,000. The number of shares was to depend entirely on the success of the agencies and the disinfectant business. Fry and Co. were to determine how many shares he was to get. He got the £500 a year, but no shares. Altogether he got £1,000 from Fry and Co. of which £750 was salary and £250 advanced as loans. A document now produced was a statement of accounts between him and Fry and Co., and if it showed that he owed them £1,000 it was correct. The document debited him with £600 commission owing by James Davis, of Grafton which he never received, and which Fry and Co. were entitled to, under his agreement with them. He earned the commission for Fry and Co., who were the agents for James Davis, he did not receive the £600 in cash but he was not aware whether it might have been debited against him in Davis's books.
    On the application of Mr Hood the sitting was then adjourned until the 26th inst.7
  • 2 Sep 1887, INSOLVENCY COURT. Wednesday, 31st August. (Before Judge Worthington.) Re A. D. Hunter.— An examination sittings was held in the estate of Archibald Dickson Hunter, of Melbourne, merchant. Mr. Braham appeared for the assignee, and Mr. Hood for the insolvent. The insolvent stated that he filed his schedule on the 15th June, 1887. It showed a deficiency of £13,439 14s. 8d., the unsecured assets being £553 19s. 11d. He was a merchant by occupation, and carried on that business at sequestration. In 1879, when he started, he had no capital, but traded on borrowed moneys. His deficiency arose through having incurred liabilities on account of the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Company Limited. He became liable through that company for £8547, all of which he owed at sequestration. The remainder of his deficiency was made up by losses sustained in mining, £1316, £200 in the Gippsland Shale Company, £547 in moneys lent by him, and £465 on the Essendon Brick Works. He had £4571 down in his schedule for losses in connection with "Davis, Hunter and Co.," but as he had had no access to the hooks he could not be sure of the amount. He thought the loss was hardly so great. His partnership with James Davis was in a timber merchant's business. They carried it on from the 27th March, 1885, to December, 1886, when the partnership was dissolved. Davis returned the business and the assets, and was to pay the liabilities as well. Since the dissolution insolvent had had to pay £390? of the partnership liabilities. He had not yet paid it, but he was liable for it. He contributed £2000 to the partnership of Davis and Hunter. He borrowed £800 from Dr. Blair, and had applied the proceeds to the purposes of the partnership. This money had never been paid back to Dr. Blair or his representatives. At the time of the dissolution he owed £10,000. The reason he dissolved with Davis was be cause his connection with the Live Stock Com pany was ruining the partnership business. In 1886 he had property at Geelong, which he sold, but he believed he was not then involved with the company. He had also 3000 shares in the Australian Deodorising, Disinfecting and Fertilising Company Limited. He was also agent for James and John G. Scott, and Wylly and Lockhead, of Glasgow, Thomson, Bindford and Company Limited, of New York, and for other businesses. He likewise had Government contracts. These were all transferred, together with his shares in the Deodorising Company, to Fry and Co. on the 1st January, 1886. He was to receive £500 a year for developing the "disinfectant" business and working the agencies, together with a number of shares in Fry and Co. He got the money, but not the shares. In all, the company advanced him about £1000, including salary. The examination was then adjourned.8
  • 27 Sep 1887, INSOLVENT COURT. MONDAY, Sept. 26. (Before His Honour Judge Worthington.) RE ARCHIBALD D. HUNTER An adjourned examination sitting was held in the estate of A. D. Hunter, of Melbourne, merchant. Mr. Braham appeared for the assignee, and Mr. Bryant for the insolvent.
    A. D. Hunter, the insolvent, was further examined respecting his business transactions. He said that at sequestration he owed the Federal Bank £2,700 on account of an overdraft, which Fry and Co. had guaranteed ; that £2,700 was expended in the purchase of the properties at Gembrook, Geelong, und Ascotvale, in paying off an overdraft he had with the National Bank at Geelong, and in carrying on the Essendon brickworks. The Federal Bank held the properties he had mentioned as security at the time he become insolvent. He first became connected with the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Co in July, 1883, as a shareholder of 100 £1 shares, and paid £15 in cash for them altogether. That was all he had ever paid on the shares. He did not pay the calls that were made on the shares, because he was never asked. There were at least three calls made on the shares. He was elected a director of the company in August or September, 1885, soon after the company was incorporated. He had the means to pay the calls, but not without borrowing. When he first incurred obligations on behalf of the company he had an overdraft at the bank, but he was solvent then. The only assets he then had were the properties at Geelong, Ascot Vale, and Gembrook, and those were all under mortgage to the Federal Bank for more than their value. He could not say what his liabilities were at the time. He first incurred a liability for the company after he had transferred everything to Fry und Co. He joined with the other directors of the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Company, in giving a guarantee of £1,000 to the Bank of Australasia, at Geelong, on behalf of the company. The other directors told him it was necessary to give the guarantee, and said it would be cowardly if he did not give it. He next became liable for the company in August or September, 1886, and he believed he was solvent then. The second liability he incurred on behalf of the company was for a guarantee to the bank of Australasia, but he could not remember the amount of it. In August or September he incurred a third liability for the company. With the other directors he signed six promissory notes for £920 each. He got nothing for signing those notes, and received nothing on account of them. Tunmer, the manager of the company, told him when he signed the notes that they were intended to pay off the Bank of Australasia. He (witness) did not know how much was due to the bank then, and did not inquire. When he signed the notes he considered that he was solvent. He now knew that he was deficient to the extent of £13,000 when he had signed the promissory notes, and that, therefore, he could not have been solvent at the time he did so.
    The insolvent was ordered to file a debtor and creditor account with the Federal Bank, and an account of the manner in which he disposed of moneys that be received from the bank ; also an account of his dealings as agent for Davies, with whom he was formerly in partnership, showing how they stood at the dissolution of the partnership, an account of his liabilities when he entered into an agreement with Fry and Co ; an account of his dealings with the late Dr. Blair ; and an account of his liabilities and assets on each of the three occasions when he entered into obligations on behalf of the Mutual Live Stock Financial and Agency Company.
    The examination was then adjourned to the 2nd November.9
  • 3 Jan 1891, VICTORIAN FARMERS' LOAN AND AGENCY COMPANY.
    The annual meeting of the Victorian Farmers' Loan and Agency Company Limited (formerly Jas. Fry and Co. Limited) was held on Wednes day afternoon at the office, Robb's-buildings, Collins-street, Mr. Walter Madden, M.L.A., chairman of directors, presiding. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report and balance sheet, said that on the top of a bad harvest, probably the worst the colony had ever known, came the strike troubles, which intensified matters. The net profit for the year had been £4272 4s. 5d., and of that amount £3900 had been distributed in May last in pay ing an interim dividend at the rate of 10 per cent. This, it was recommended, should extend over the whole year, in order to avoid encroach- ing upon the resources of the reserves. The coming year, he was glad to say, promised well. Mr. W. A. Martin seconded the motion, which was unanimously adopted. The retiring directors, Messrs. Thomas Roxburgh and Charles Buchanan, were re-elected. The election of Mr. James Fry to the vacancy created by the death of Mr. C. J. Jenner was confirmed, and Mr. J. B. M'Quie was re appointed auditor.10

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1809-603 - Memo No 148 On the 14th April 1887 Robert Elwall Jacomb of Bank Place Melbourne was appointed assignee of the Estate of Archibald Dickson Hunter of Collins Street West Melbourne Merchant. Dated 31 July 1888.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1809-603 - James Fry and Company Limited of Collins Street West Melbourne is now the Proprietor by transfer from the above named Robert Elwall Jacomb - C/T 2064-742 title dated 12 Sep 1888.
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 N25 100 ac Gembrook L42.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1890/1 Fry James H Merchant N25 same 1891.1892
    1893/4 Fry & Co James merchants Melbourne N20
    1894/5 Fry James H Merchant Melbourne N20
    1895/6 Fry & Co James Melbourne N15
    1896/7 Fry James & Co Melbourne N15 paid for by Vic Farmers...
    1897/8 Victorian Farmers Loan & Agency Co (in Liquidation) N15
    1898/9 Commercial Bank 100 acs Lot 42 Gembrook N15.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2064-742 - The Victorian Farmers' Loan and Agency Company Limited took out a mortgage with the Commercial Bank.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Ballarat Star, 6 Jul 1887, p4.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Sep 1887, p11.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 2 Sep 1887, p6.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Sep 1887, p7.
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 3 Jan 1891, p11.
Last Edited9 Dec 2015

William James Pridham

M, #11697, b. 1880, d. 4 Sep 1951
Father*Alfred William Pridham
Mother*Mary Cox
Note Founder of business still existing today. Blood and bone man, refuse from butchers.1 
Probate (Will)* William J Pridham. Manufacturer. Emerald. 04 Sep 1951. 454/937.2 
Birth*1880 Flemington, VIC, Australia, #B22716 [par Alfred PRIDHAM & Mary Louisa COX].3 
Marriage*1904 Spouse: Marie Louise Champion. VIC, Australia, #M8168.3
 
Land-UBeac*10 Mar 1924 PAK-77. Transfer from Robert Henry Pridham to William James Pridham. 40a 2r 31p.4 
Note* William was Mayor of City of Footscray during the depression years.1 
Land-UBeac*14 May 1940 PAK-80. Transfer from Harry Mafeking Roff Fred Challingsworth to William James Pridham. 19a 3r 22p.5 
Land-UBeac*23 Jun 1950 PAK-80. Transfer from William James Pridham to William Arthur Buckleigh. 19a 3r 22p.6 
Land-UBeac23 Jun 1950 PAK-77. Transfer from William James Pridham to William Arthur Buckleigh. 40a 2r 31p.7 
Death*4 Sep 1951 Burnley Park, Emerald, VIC, Australia, #D22813 (Age 70) [Alfred PRIDHAM & Rose COX].8 
Death-Notice*6 Sep 1951PRIDHAM— On September 4 (suddenly), at his residence "Burnley Park," Emerald, William James, dearly beloved husband of Marie L., loving father of William, Vi, Joyce and Gwen; father-in-law of Amy, Rick, Jack and Bob; beloved papa of Jocelyn, Gwenda, Diane, Roslyn and Deidre, aged 70 years. Nature's gentleman and friend of the needy.
PRIDHAM.—On September 4, William James, loving father of Will and father-in-law of Amy. peacefully sleeping.
PRIDHAM.—On September 4, William James, loving father of Joyce, father-in-law of Jack, loved nana of Diane and Roslrn. Rest in peace.
PRIDHAM.—On September 4. William James, loving father of Gwen, father-in-law of Bob, loved papa of Deirdre. A wonderful father.
PRIDHAM.—On September 4. William James, loving father of Vi, father-in-law of Rick, loved papa of Jocelyn and Gwenda. Peace, perfect peace.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1924Middle Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer. With Marie Louise Pridham.10
1928Lucknow Street, Flemington, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer. With Marie Louise Pridham.11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Jul 1952, WILLIAM JAMES PRIDHAM. Formerly of Middle Road. Beaconsfield. But Late of Burnley Park. Emerald, Manufacturer, Deceased.—After fourteen clear days THE EQUITY TRUSTEES. EXECUTORS, AND AGENCY COMPANY LIMITED, formerly of 85 Queen street, but now of 472 Bourke street, Melbourne, the executor named in the will, dated the twenty-second day of November, 1923, of the deceased, will APPLY to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL.
    JAMES HALL & SONS, solicitors, 17 Queen street, Melbourne.12

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Champion Family from Courrendlin Jura Switzerland.information sourced by Ronald Champion.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 398; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1582.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3939-672 - William James Pridham of Middle Road Beaconsfield Manufacturer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1318-471 - William James Pridham of 21 Lucknow Street Flemington Manufacturer - C/T 6377-350.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6377-350 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Telegraph Road Beaconsfield Farmer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3939-672 - William Buckleigh of Telegraph Road Beaconsfield Farmer.
  8. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "born VIC."
  9. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 6 Sep 1951, p2.
  10. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  11. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jul 1952, p11.
Last Edited28 May 2020

John William Hooper

M, #11698, b. 6 Apr 1838, d. 24 Jul 1897
Probate (Will)* John Wm Hooper. Gent. Clifton Hill. 24 Jul 1897. 65/709.1 
Birth*6 Apr 1838 Lambeth, London, England.2 
Marriage*21 Jan 1861 Spouse: Ann Fraser or Sullivan. St Mary Parish Church, Newington, Surrey, England, [possible marriage] Mar Q [Newington] 1d 155.3
Anecdote*1873JOHN HOOPER & SON - This firm is located at 153 Latrobe-street, Melbourne, and was established in 1873. they are extensive brass founders and manufacture all kinds of brass castings, giving employment to seven men. Their trade is principally with engineers and manufacturers, and as they make a specialty of marine work their services have been secured by the Government in connection with the yacht 'Lady Loch' and the defence ship 'Cerberus'.4 
Land-Note*1897 Mortgagee: John William Hooper John William Hooper. Amount owing on Mortgage by Sarah Goetz of Nicholson St. Abbotsford Married Woman £500. This mortgage is probably taken over by John Hooper (son). Not established for what property the mortgage was provided.. Mortgagor was Sarah Goetz.5 
Death*24 Jul 1897 Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia, #D8373 (age 61) [par John HOOPER & UNKNOWN].6 
Death-Notice*27 Jul 1897HOOPER.—On the 24th July, at Clifton Hill, J. Hooper, of J. Hooper and son, brass foundry, of 500 Latrobe-street, and south-terrace, Clifton Hill, aged 61. His end was peace.
HOOPER.—The Friends of the late Mr. JOHN WILLIAM HOOPER (J. Hooper and Son, brass founders) are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from the residence of his son, John Hooper (councillor city of Collingwood), South-terrace, Clifton Hill, THIS DAY (Tuesday, July 27, 1897), at 3 p.m. precisely.
W. G. RAVEN, Undertaker, Clifton Hill, Fitzroy, and Hawthorn.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 186120 M Temple Street, Lambeth, London, EnglandHead of Household: John William Hooper. Age 23 - Brass Founder
Member(s) of Household: Ann Hooper John William Hooper.8

Grave

  • Compartment Y, Grave 602, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia9

Family

Ann Fraser or Sullivan b. 1839, d. Oct 1912
Child 1.John William Hooper+ b. 1858, d. 24 Apr 1920

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Jul 1897, It is our sad duty to record the death of Mr. John W. Hooper, father of Cr. Hooper, who represents Loch ward in the Collingwood city council, and the latter body at its last meeting ordered a letter of condolence to be sent to the deceased gentleman's relatives. The funeral, which was numerously attended, moved from Cr. Hooper's residence, South Terrace, Clifton Hill, on Tuesday, and the remains were interred in the Melbourne cemetery.10

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 839; VPRS 28/P2, unit 468; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 268.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, (K_Powdrill) Ancestry message from Kevin 28 Nov 2015.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Newington, Register of marriages, P92/MRY, Item 228
    John William Hooper identified as brass moulder, as he is in 1861 census - but marriage not confirmed as when John Hooper died his mother is listed as Ann Sullivan, also according to his death certificate he married at age 22 which would have been c1858.
  4. [S221] Unknown author, Book: Miscellaneous, Transcribed from the 'Jubilee History of Victoria & Melbourne 1887'. Published 1992.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Probate of John William Hooper. Gent Clifton Hill.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jul 1897, p1.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 353; Folio: 11; Page: 26; GSU roll: 542621."
  9. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "also buried in this grave is Dorothy Gifford MILLAR, #D872/1923 (Age 1) [par Percival MILLAR & Frances TEMPLETON], probably Marian's niece."
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Mercury and Weekly Courier (Vic.), 30 Jul 1897, p3.
Last Edited21 Mar 2016

Rebecca Friezer

F, #11699, b. 4 Apr 1858, d. 20 Jul 1937
Note* Father: John Meijer Friezer, b. 16 Sep 1825, Rotterdam Holland d. 10 Mar 1896, North Carlton Victoria Australia - Mother Mary Cameron, b. 11 Sep 1830, Glasgow Scotland UK d. 07 Feb 1893, North Carlton Victoria Australia married 29 Jul 1850 Barking Essex UK. According to the Unassisted Shipping Index he arrived on the "Donald Mackay" in November 1867 with his wife and 5 children.1 
Married NameHooper. 
Birth*4 Apr 1858 London, England.1 
Marriage*16 Aug 1877 Spouse: John William Hooper. St Mark's Fitzroy, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M2629.2,3,4
 
Land-UBeac2 Sep 1899 GEM--42. Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Rebecca Hooper.5,6 
Land-UBeac*16 May 1902 GEM--42. Transfer from Rebecca Hooper to John William Hooper.7 
Divorce*1907 #170.8 
Death*20 Jul 1937 3 Reeves Street, Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia, #D6466 (Age 79) [par John FRIEZER & Mary CAMERON].9
Death-Notice*21 Jul 1937HOOPER.—On the 20th July, at 3 Reeves-street, Clifton Hill, Rebecca, the beloved wife of the late John William Hooper, and loved mother of John (deceased), Frederick, James (deceased), Rachel (Mrs. Knox), Annie (Mrs. Canning), Marion (Mrs. Brown), Rebecca (Mrs. Riseley), Mary, Albert and Elizabeth, aged 79 years. At rest. Sydney papers please copy.
HOOPER.— The Friends of the late REBECCA HOOPER (widow of the late John W. Hooper) are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, the Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton. The funeral is appointed to leave her residence, 3 Reeves-street, Clifton Hill, TO-DAY (Wednesday), 21st July, at 3 p.m.
W. G. RAVEN. Funeral Director, Head office phone J2225.10 

Grave

  • Grave 1448 C of E Section, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia1,11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Mar 1908, AN UNSUSTAINED CHARGE. COLLINGWOOD EX-COUNCILLOR INVOLVED. John Hooper, formerly a Collingwood councillor, and a brass founder of Melbourne, was brought before the Collingwood court on Friday charged with disobeying an order of the court and intending leave Victoria.
    Rebecca Hooper, wife of defendant, gave evidence that she obtained a maintenance order for 30/ per week against defendant in March, 1903. She was paid until 24th September, 1907. A cheque she received on 11th October was bad. She had re ceived no money from her husband since then.
    Mr. Doria (for the defence): Have you sold a house lately?— Yes; I got £950; but there was a mortgage for £1100.
    Have you instituted divorce proceedings?— Yes.
    An agreement was produced for the defence showing that Mrs. Hooper had consented to accept £50 in full settlement of all claims against Wm. Woods, who became surety for the payment of the maintenance.
    Mr. Joseph (for Mrs. Hooper) held that the agreement only related to the surety, and not to the order.
    Constable Haigh stated that he arrested defend ant on the Australian Wharf on 5th inst. He had a second class single ticket to Port Adelaide per the Grantala, and had fifteen packages on board in the name of J. Allen. He had 115 sove- reigns and some odd money in his pockets. De fendant said he was going away on business. The case was dismissed.12
  • 5 May 1908, HOOPER V. HOOPER. Rebecca Hooper, of Clifton Hill, sought, on the grounds of desertion, a dissolution of her marriage with John Hooper, of the same place, ironfounder. Mr. Josephs appeared for the petitioner. The parties were married in August, 1877, and there were ten surviving children of the marriage, three of whom were under age. The parties lived on good terms until 1884, but from that time on respondent began to neglect the petitioner. In 1902, petitioner said, their marital relations ceased, and soon after respondent left the house. He allowed her at first £4 a week, later £3, and finally £2. She had seen the respondent about the streets very frequently since with a particular woman.
    A decree nisi was granted, with costs, the petitioner to have the custody of the two younger children. The question of alimony was deferred.13
  • 5 May 1908, HOOPER V. HOOPER. Rebecca Hooper (50), of South Terrace, Clifton Hill, asked for divorce from John Wm. Hooper (52), brass founder, on the ground of desertion. Mr. Josephs appeared for the petitioner (in structed by Mr. Wm. Brockett). The marriage was celebrated on 30th August, 1877, by the Rev. R. Barlow (Church of England), at Footscray, and there were ten children, now aged from 30 to 13. The pair had lived in Carlton, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Clifton Hill and Northcote. In 1882, said the petitioner, her husband suffered from a certain disease, but they lived on together. In 1884 his father took him into partnership, and then, being in receipt of more money than before, he stayed away from home at times. She taxed him with misconduct, and he assented to the impeachment, but promised reform. He maintained a semblance of respectability until 1896, when his father died, and then he openly kept another woman. Witness condoned all his offences for the sake of the children, but he grew worse and worse, until 3rd February, 1902, when they parted. On that date she remonstrated, and he said he would go away from her altogether. He then left and never returned. In March, 1903, he was ordered by the Collingwood bench to pay £1 per week for her own maintenance and 7/6 per week for each child under age. A decree nisi was granted, with costs, and the custody of the two youngest children. The question of alimony was reserved.14

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://www.stanleylowlegacy.com/familytree/
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://www.stanleylowlegacy.com/familytree/
    gives marriage as 16 Aug 1877.
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Divorce Record states marriage date as 16 Aug 1877.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2064-742 - The Commercial Bank to Rebecca Hooper of 37 Mitchell Street Northcote Married Woman.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1890/1 Fry James H Merchant N25 same 1891.1892
    1893/4 Fry & Co James merchants Melbourne N20
    1894/5 Fry James H Merchant Melbourne N20
    1895/6 Fry & Co James Melbourne N15
    1896/7 Fry James & Co Melbourne N15 paid for by Vic Farmers...
    1897/8 Victorian Farmers Loan & Agency Co (in Liquidation) N15
    1898/9 Commercial Bank 100 acs Lot 42 Gembrook N15 (no reference to previous year)
    1899/00 Hooper Ironmonger Melbourne N25
    1900/1 Hooper Brassfounder NMelbourne N30
    1901/2 Hooper J Ironfounder Melbourne N30
    1902/3 Hooper John Ironfounder West Melbourne N30.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2064-742 - Rebecca Hooper to John Hooper of Latrobe Street Melbourne Brass Founder.
  8. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Divorce Cause Book.
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 21 Jul 1937, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205564072
  11. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Billion Graves,.
  12. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 2 Mar 1908, p9.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 May 1908, p7.
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 5 May 1908, p7.
Last Edited7 Jul 2018

Evan Rowlands

M, #11700, b. 1826, d. 6 Jun 1894
Birth*1826 North Wales [par Evan ROWLANDS & Elizabeth MORRIS] baptised 4 Aug 1826 at Talyllyn, Merioneth, Wales.1 
Marriage*9 Aug 1852 Spouse: Anne Jones.2
 
Widower9 Apr 1892Evan Rowlands became a widower upon the death of his wife Anne Jones.3 
Land-Note7 Jul 1892 GEM-E-9.16.16A: Mortgagee: Evan Rowlands. This mortgage was valued at about £5800, but may have included other land. It was not discharged, but it appears that Hunt was allowed to stay on the land until his death.. Mortgagor was Ebenezer Hunt.4 
Death*6 Jun 1894 Petersham, NSW, Australia, #D11217/1894 (Age 68) [par Elizabeth].5 
Land-UBeac*b 1911 GEM-E-9. Transfer from Ebenezer Hunt to Evan Rowlands. 160a.6 
Land-Note*5 Feb 1911 GEM-E-16.16A: Ebenezer Hunt. The land was secured by a £5800 mortgage from Evan Rowlands (David Jones is one of the Executors of Rowland's will), the land was valued £750.7 
Land-UBeac*15 Mar 1911 GEM-E-9. Transfer from Evan Rowlands to Henry Edwin Dixon. 160a.8 

Grave

  • BAPT A 0386, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Jun 1894, DEATH OF AN OLD BALLARAT RESIDENT. MR. EVAN ROWLANDS. SYDNEY. Wednesday.
    Mr. Evan Rowlands, the well known aerated water manufacturer, died yesterday afternoon. He came to Sydney from Melbourne some days ago on a visit, and on the journey caught a cold which developed into bronchitis. Mr. Rowlands's remains were sent to Melbourne by train to-day for interment. The deceased gentleman was a widower 68 years of age.
    BALLARAT. Wednesday.
    Much regret was expressed in Ballarat to-day when news was received of the death in Sydney of Mr. Evan Rowlands, a member of the firm of Messrs. Rowlands, Lewis and Co., cordial manufacturers. The deceased gentleman, who was 68 years of age, was a native of North Wales. He arrived in Ballarat in 1852, and subsequently, in partnership with Mr. Robert Lewis, ex-mayor of the city, he opened business at Magpie, afterwards removing to Lake Wendouree and finally to the present factory in Dana-street. Being of a kind and genial disposition Mr. Rowlands made friends among all classes. He was the owner of a number of valuable city properties, including the block of buildings in Sturt-street in which are situate Lester's Hotel, Mr. C. C. Shoppee's china warehouse, and the establishment of Messrs. Horsley Bros., drapers and outfitters. As a tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased flags were to-day hoisted at half-mast at the city hall, Craig's Royal Hotel, mechanics' institute and other buildings.10
  • 26 Jul 1894, WILL OF THE LATE MR. EVAN ROWLANDS. ESTATE IN VICTORIA, £87,000.
    The will, dated March 16, 1894, of Evan Rowlands, lately carrying on business as aerated water manufacturer at Melbourne, Ballarat, and Sydney, and who died in Sydney on June 5, has been lodged for probate. The estate in Victoria is valued at £87,000, consisting of £52,500 realty and £34,500 personalty. The testator leaves to his niece, Elizabeth Jones, daughter of the late Captain John Jones, an annuity of £800 and the free use for life of his late residence, Stokesay, Gipps street, East Melbourne, together with the furniture and effects, carriages, horses, &c; to his brother, Hugh Rowlands, of Corres, North Wales, an annuity ot £100, and the free use for life ot the dwellinghouse now occupied by him at Corres, the house at his death to become the absolute property of his two daughters; to his sister, Ann Thomas, of Corres, an annuity of £50; to his sister, Catherine Jones, of Corres, an annuity of £50, and the free use for life of a house, which at her death is to become the property of her grandson, Evan Rowlands Pritchard ; to John M. Roberts, bookkeeper in the Melbourne business, £200, to Alban Atwood, accountant in the Sydney business, £200. The residuary estate is left in trust to his nephew, David Jones, Griffith Griffith (manager of the Sydney business), and Dr. D. Egryn Jones, of Melbourne, upon trust to divide it into 48 equal shares, and to pay 15 to his said nephew, David Jones , 10 to his niece, Gwen Griffith, wife of Griffith Griffith ; one to his nephew, John Jones ; four to Dr. D Egryn Jones, son of John Jones ; one each to Mary Williams, Catherine Jones, and John Jones, children of John Jones, four to Hope Jones, son of David Jones, formerly of the Criterion-house, Ballarat , one to Richard Jones, son of Ellen Jones , one each to Evan Rowlands, Thomas and Ann Ellis, children ot his sister, Ann Thomas, one each to Gwen and Evan Rowlands, children of his brother, Edward Rowlands ; one each to Hugh, Ann, and Elizabeth Rowlands, children of Hugh Rowlands ; one to Catherine Richard Jones, daughter of Richard Jones, one to May Jones, daughter of Thomas Jones, and one share to be equally divided between the Ballarat District Hospital, the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum, the Ballarat Orphan Asylum, the Old Colonists' Association, and the Cambrian Society, Melbourne. The trustees are empowered, at their discretion, to carry on the testator's business for the benefit of the estate, and to engage his nephew (David Jones) as general manager for 10 years, at a salary of £1,000 per annum.11

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), mentioned in Ann's probate.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - Mortgage No 137038 - this mortgage was not discharged.
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - The property was sold after Evan Rowlands' and Ebenezer Hunt's deaths by the executors of Rowlands' probate.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Ebenezer Hunt died the 5th day of February 1911. Letters of Administration were granted to David Jones of King Street West Melbourne Merchant.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - Henry Edwin Doxon of No 64 Kerford Road Albert Park Grocer by transfer from David Jones, Griffith Griffith and David Egryn Jones.
  9. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 7 Jun 1894, p5.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Jul 1894, p6.
Last Edited24 Sep 2016
 

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