Susan Maria Barnes

F, #11761, b. 30 Jan 1860, d. 28 Jul 1928
Father*Renselier Barnes b. 30 Oct 1829, d. 5 Apr 1886
Mother*Susan Ward b. 1840, d. 1862
Married NameMeadley. 
Birth*30 Jan 1860 Moorooduc, VIC, Australia, #B1995
Christening 11 May 1876 Moorooduc, Victoria.1,2 
Marriage*1879 Spouse: William Meadley. VIC, Australia, #M2019.3
 
Death*28 Jul 1928 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D11223 (Age 68) [par Reniber BARNES & Sarah WALLMAN] - as MEADLEY.3 
Inquest7 Aug 1928Inquest held Inquest #1928/960 Suicide Poison.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Aug 1928, SUDDEN DEATH.
    On Saturday afternoon, at Albert avenue, a sudden death resulted, when Mrs. Susan Marie Meadley, aged 68 years, died. The deceased started housekeeping for Mr. Bile’s on the Friday, and seemed alright in health, but on Saturday afternoon she complained of nof having had much sleep, and seemed slightly nervous.
    The first sign that something was wrong was when Mrs. Meadley asked Mrs. Bullen, Mr. Bile's daughter, for some salt, water and mustard, and then she collapsed. D. Halahan was called in, and from indicataions it was thought strychnine had been taken. An empty bottle was found on her person, and on looking in the bathroom it was seen that the poison had been removed from a shelf over the window. Constable Taylor removed the body to the morgue, and took charge of the medicines and other bottles.5

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Reg West."
  2. [S187] Familysearch ""Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTZ7-NRW : accessed 7 December 2015), Renseliar Barnes in entry for Susan Barnes, 11 May 1876; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,419,379."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  5. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Thu 2 Aug 1928, p5."
Last Edited15 Feb 2019

Susan Orline Barnes

F, #11762, b. 23 Jan 1862, d. 1863
Father*Renselier Barnes b. 30 Oct 1829, d. 5 Apr 1886
Mother*Susan Ward b. 1840, d. 1862
Birth*23 Jan 1862 Moorooduc, VIC, Australia, #B11077
Christening 01 Jun 1862 Moorooduc, Victoria.1,2,3 
Death*1863 VIC, Australia, #D5376 (Age 1.)1 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Fred Owner: fredericbarnes
    Orline appears to be a Barnes Family Name.
  3. [S187] Familysearch ""Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTZ7-NR3 : accessed 7 December 2015), Renseliar Barnes in entry for ...ah Orline Barnes, 01 Jun 1862; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,419,379."
Last Edited15 Feb 2019

Duncan Elphinstone McBryde Leary

M, #11766, b. 10 Nov 1918, d. Sep 2009
Birth*10 Nov 1918 Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #B30878 [par Thomas Garnet Stirling LEARY & Alice McBRYDE].1 
Birth-Notice*12 Nov 1918LEARY. - On the 10th November, at "Castlederg," Sandringham, the wife of T. Garnet Leary, M.D., F.R.C.P.E. - a son.2 
Land-UBeac*23 Nov 1955 GEM-D-6 (part). Transfer from Francis Robert Young Beryl Lillian Young to Duncan Elphinstone McBryde Leary. Purchase price £2,650 on 3 May 1955 rated for 10a 1r 32p - Shack N23.3,4 
Land-UBeac*6 Nov 1970 GEM-D-6 (part). Transfer from Duncan Elphinstone McBryde Leary to Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd.5 
Death*Sep 2009 VIC, Australia.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Apr 2010, ADMINISTRATION AND PROBATE ACT, 1935 Notice of Application to Reseal Probate NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof Nigel Rutherford Henry of 9 Victoria Street Hobart in Tasmania solicitor/married man the duly appointed Attorney of State Trustees Limited of 168 Exhibition Street Melbourne in the State of Victoria the Executor of the Will of Duncan Elphinstone McBryde Leary late of 4 Harvey Street Malvern in the State of Victoria investor/single man deceased to whom Probate was granted in the State of Victoria at Melbourne in the said State will apply to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction that the Seal of the Supreme Court of Tasmania may be fixed to the said Probate pursuant to Part VI of the Administration and Probate Act 1935.
    Dated this seventh day of April 2010. E. R. HENRY WHERRETT & BENJAMIN, Solicitors for the Applicant.7

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Grandfather: Duncan Elphinstone McBryde (1853-1920), businessman and politician, was born in 1853 probably at Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, son of Robert McBryde, engineer, and his wife Mary, née Ashbridge. Arriving in Australia in 1872, he became lessee of Mount Poole station (formerly Depot Glen) north of Broken Hill, New South Wales. Gold was discovered near the property in 1880 and may have aroused McBryde's lifelong interest in mining. In 1883 or 1884 he moved to Melbourne where he married Ellen Menzies, sister of the owner of Menzies Hotel, on 2 August 1883.
In 1885 McBryde was among the first public buyers of shares in the Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd. Elected a director in December, he remained on the board until his death, one of three Melbourne directors whose constant attendance at weekly meetings provided steady leadership not only for the development of the mine at Broken Hill and the smelting facilities at Port Pirie, South Australia, but for the opening of large-scale iron-ore mining in the South Australian Middleback Ranges, and the move into steel. He was chairman twice, from 1 February 1895 to 11 February 1897 and from 22 January 1915 to 9 March 1917, presiding over the official opening, in June 1915, of what was then Australia's largest steelworks at Newcastle, New South Wales.
In 1888-1916 McBryde chaired the Silverton Tramway Co. which, connecting the Broken Hill mine with the South Australian railway system, paid out over £1 million in dividends before 1908. McBryde was also a director of the Broken Hill Proprietary Block 10 Co. Ltd, floated by B.H.P. in 1888, and in 1892 with Bowes Kelly, William Knox and H. H. Schlapp invested in the rich Mount Lyell Mining Co. Ltd. His interests in silver and copper were extended to lead and zinc when he became B.H.P.'s representative on the boards of Broken Hill Associated Smelters in 1915 and the Zinc Producers' Association in 1916.
Outside mining, McBryde was a director of the Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd from 1903 and of the National Trustees Executors & Agency Co. Ltd from 1910. In 1891-96 he represented North-Western Province in the Victorian Legislative Council and in June 1901 succeeded William Knox as member for South-Eastern Province, retaining the seat until June 1919 when he retired from politics. He had been minister of public health, commissioner of public works and vice-president of the Board of Lands and Works in the Bent ministry of 31 October 1908 to 8 January 1909.
McBryde was a large man with light eyes and a walrus moustache. A Presbyterian and a justice of the peace in both Victoria and New South Wales, he had as his main recreational interest the Melbourne Rifle Club; he was president for ten years and donated the United Service Shield for annual competition.
About 1918 McBryde moved from Brighton to Kamesburgh, Wallace Avenue, Toorak. He died there in his sleep of heart disease, still holding a book, on 24 November 1920. His wife had died in 1914 and he was buried with her in Brighton cemetery, survived by their two daughters to whom he left an estate valued for probate at £55,494. His obituaries were restrained, but one comment, that McBryde was 'a sound and able' politician, echoes the solid progress made by the commercial organizations to which he had devoted many years of quiet attention.8

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "12 Nov 1918, p1."
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1953/4 Fisher Percy Gordon 87 Greville Street Prahran crossed out. now Young F R + BL 11 Dandenong Road Dandenong 17/5/1953 PP£1,450 Shack N11
    1954/5 Young crossed out - now Duncan Elphinstone McB Leary 3/5/55 PP £2,650 - 10a 1r 32p pt CA 6 Gembrook Shack NAV £23
    by 1961 notices to National Trustees Queen Street co-acting as attorney under power 18/10/1962 N29.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7794-188 - Francis Robert Young and Beryl Lillian Young to Duncan Elphinstone McBryde Leary Gentleman of 52 Fernhill Road Sandringham.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7794-188 - Duncan Elphinstone McBryde Leary to Wickham Development & Finance Proprietary Limited of 57 High Street Berwick.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Light Blue, Dec 2009, p39 (Publication of Geelong Grammar School, where Duncan Leary was a pupil 1931-1936).
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Tasmanian Government Gazette, 7 Apr 2010, p690.
  8. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Select Bibliography:
    J. Smith (ed), Cyclopedia of Victoria, vol 1 (Melb, 1903)
    R. Bridges, From Silver to Steel (Melb, 1920)
    G. Blainey, The Peaks of Lyell (Melb, 1954)
    P. Mawson, A Vision of Steel (Melb, 1958)
    Table Talk (Melbourne), 25 Apr 1901
    Argus (Melbourne), 10 Jan 1914, 26 Nov 1920
    Age (Melbourne), 26 Nov 1920
    Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd, Half Yearly Reports, 1894-1918, and Minutes of Board of Directors, 1885-1920, and Minutes of shareholders' meetings, 1887-1893, and Register of directors' shareholdings, 1889-1952 (BHP Billiton Archives, South Melbourne).
Last Edited15 Dec 2015

Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd

?, #11767
Note9 Dec 1965 Company registered.1 
Land-UBeac*6 Nov 1970 GEM-D-6 (part). Transfer from Duncan Elphinstone McBryde Leary to Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd.2 
Land-Note*a 6 Nov 1970 GEM-D-6 (part) l/p 42247: Subdivision l/p 42247 - Young Street development - 43 lots.3 
Land-UBeac*4 Dec 1970 GEM-D-6 l/p 42247 (Lot 1), 34 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd to Helen Lesley Hudson.4 
Land-UBeac4 Dec 1970 GEM-D-6 l/p 42247 (Lot 2), 34 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd to Helen Lesley Hudson.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1971 GEM-D-11 l/p 57185 (Lot 31). Transfer from Robert Walter 'Bob' Trumper to Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd. To become Grant Court Subdivision in the 1970s.6 
Land-UBeac*30 Mar 1971 GEM-D-6 l/p 42247 (Lot 9), 26 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd to Noel John Harvey.7 
Land-UBeac*25 Jan 1973 PAK-126 (part).127.128 (part). Transfer from Edmund Henry Turner to Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd. 31a 3r 13p.8 
Land-Note21 Jun 1974 GEM-D-11 l/p 57185 (Lot 31), Grant Court: subdivided into Lots one to 28 - C/T 9029-764 to 791.9 
Land-UBeac*4 Apr 1975 GEM-D-11 l/p 98212 (Reserve), Grant Court. Transfer from Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd to an unknown person . Reserve for Public Purposes - see C/T 9085-441.10 
Land-UBeac4 Apr 1975 GEM-D-11 l/p 98212, Grant Court Reserve. Transfer from Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd to Shire of Pakenham. Reserve for public purposes.11 
Land-UBeac25 Nov 1975 GEM-D-11 l/p 98212 (Lot 8), 15 Grant Court. Transfer from Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd to Noel Gerard Roberts.12 
Land-UBeac28 Apr 1978 GEM-D-11 l/p 98212 (Lot 28), 2 Grant Court. Transfer from Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd to Thomas Vincent 'Tommy' Griffin.13 
Land-UBeac28 Apr 1978 GEM-D-11 l/p 98212 (Lot 27), 4 Grant Court. Transfer from Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd to Thomas Vincent 'Tommy' Griffin.14 
Note*12 Apr 2011 Company deregistered.1,15 

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://connectonline.asic.gov.au
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7794-188 - Duncan Elphinstone McBryde Leary to Wickham Development & Finance Proprietary Limited of 57 High Street Berwick.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7794-188 - Lots One to 43 l/p 42247 C/T 8867-091 to 8867-133.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7794-188 - Helen Lesley Hudson of Roundhay Court Berwick Married Woman - C/T 8867-091.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7794-188 - Helen Lesley Hudson of Roundhay Court Berwick Married Woman - C/T 8867-092.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8392-635 - Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd of 57 High Street Berwick.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8867-099 - Noel John Harvey Garage Proprietor and Marleine Harvey Married Woman both of Salisbury Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4737-383 - Wickham Development & Finance Pty Ltd of 57 High Street Berwick - C/T 8965-655.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8392-635 - subdivided into Lots one to 28 - C/T 9029-764 to 791.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8392-635 - Reserve for Public Purposes - see C/T 9085-441.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9085-441 - Shire of Pakenham.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8392-635 -C/T 9029-771 - Noel Gerrard Roberts of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9029-791 - Thomas Vincent Griffin Hotelier and Adrienne Madge Griffin Married Woman both of Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9029-790 - Thomas Vincent Griffin Hotelier and Adrienne Madge Griffin Married Woman both of Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  15. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Internet - now First National Real Estate at this address - viewed Dec 2015.
Last Edited8 Aug 2019

Agnes Williamson Nicol

F, #11778, b. 1868, d. 29 Sep 1952
Married NameRoss. 
Birth*1868 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B21076.1 
Marriage*27 Mar 1890 Spouse: John Crossland Hicks Ross. Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #M1037.2
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Apr 1890ROSS—NICOL.—On the 27th ult., at Ballarat, by the Rev. T. R. Cairns, John Crossland Ross, third son of Colonel James Clarke Ross, late of the Scots Greys, and nephew of Bicks Pasha, to Agnes Williamson, third daughter of James Nicol, merchant, Ballarat.3 
Land-Notebt 1900 - 1906 PAK-59D: Amelia Fuller did not own the property according to the title certificate. The rate books suggested she did, as she paid rates for this property and others.4,5 
Land-UBeac*7 Feb 1908 PAK-59D. Transfer from The National Bank of Australasia Ltd to Agnes Williamson Ross. 55a 3r 16p.4 
Land-Note*7 Feb 1908 PAK-59D: Mortgagee: William John Hookes. Mortgage No 258160. Discharged 11 Jul 1910. Mortgagor was Agnes Williamson Ross.6 
Land-Note8 Jul 1909 PAK-59D: Mortgagee: Henry Berry, Howard Wesley Berry and Harry Parton May Berry. Mortgage No 273872. Discharged 13 Jul 1910. Mortgagor was Agnes Williamson Ross.7 
Land-UBeac*13 Jul 1910 PAK-59D. Transfer from Agnes Williamson Ross to Edmund Thomas Luke. 55a 3r 16p.8,9 
Widow11 Mar 1952Agnes Williamson Nicol became a widow upon the death of her husband John Crossland Hicks Ross.10 
Death*29 Sep 1952 Korumburra, VIC, Australia, #D21321 (Age 84) [par James NICOL & Margaret JEFFREY].11 
Death-Notice*30 Sep 1952ROSS Agnes.—On September 29, at the residence of her daughter Mrs V McCrohan, Station street, Korumburra, beloved wife of the late John Crosland Ross, loving mother of Rita, Cora (deceased), Rupert, Jack, Jim, Ella, Maisie, Hope (deceased), and Amy.
ROSS Agnes.—On September 29, at Korumburra, beloved mother of Pat, mother-in-law of Vincent, aged 84 years. Our darling has gone home.
ROSS Agnes.—On September 29, darling mother of Gloria, Maisie John and Diana, aged 84 years. — We will always remember your love.
ROSS, Agnes. On September 29, loved mother of Rita, aged 84 years. My darling mother.
ROSS. — The Funeral of the late Mrs AGNES ROSS will leave B Matthews Pty Ltd Korumburra, THIS DAY (Tuesday) for the New Cheltenham Cemetery, arriving at 2 p.m.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Crossland Hicks Ross.13
1912Drouin, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Crossland Hicks Ross.14

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1890, p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1695-836 - Agnes Williamson Ross of Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  5. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1695-836 - William John Hookes. Mortgage No 258160. Discharged 11 Jul 1910.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1695-836 - Henry Berry, Howard Wesley Berry and Harry Parton May Berry. Mortgage No 273872. Discharged 13 Jul 1910.
  8. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1906-7 Ross Agnes Beaconsfield DD Owner N12 56a (previously National Bank) until 1909-10, then Edmund Luke N15 in 1910/11.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1695-836 - Edmund Thomas Luke of Normanby Road Caulfield Artist.
  10. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D17079 (born Dublin)."
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D21321 - born Ballarat."
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 30 Sep 1952, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23200932
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
Last Edited16 Apr 2019

John Crossland Hicks Ross

M, #11779, b. 1867, d. 11 Mar 1952
Birth*1867 Dublin, Ireland. [par James Clarke HICKS & Isabella Lucy ROSS]1,2 
Marriage*27 Mar 1890 Spouse: Agnes Williamson Nicol. Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #M1037.3
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Apr 1890ROSS—NICOL.—On the 27th ult., at Ballarat, by the Rev. T. R. Cairns, John Crossland Ross, third son of Colonel James Clarke Ross, late of the Scots Greys, and nephew of Bicks Pasha, to Agnes Williamson, third daughter of James Nicol, merchant, Ballarat.4 
Death*11 Mar 1952 Korumburra, VIC, Australia, #D17079 (Age 85) [par James Clark ROSS & Isabel HICKS].5 
Death-Notice*12 Mar 1952ROSS.—On March 11, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. V McCrohan, Station street, Korumburra, John, beloved husband of Agnes, loving father of Rupert, Rita, Jack, Cora (deceased), Maisie, Jim, Ella, Hope, and Pat, aged 85 years.
ROSS.—The Funeral of the late Mr JOHN ROSS will leave B Matthews Pts Ltd Korumburra, THIS DAY (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. arriving at the New Cheltenham Cemetery at 2 p.m.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Agnes Williamson Ross.7
1912Drouin, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: tea traveller. With Agnes Williamson Ross.8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Mar 1905, Mr. J. Ross from Brighton, who has taken a lease of Mrs. Fuller's place, was one of the generous donors in the sports, and is likely to prove a p.. acquisition to the district.9

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "parent's marriage at Bakewell Derbyshire Sep Q 1857
    Hicks James Clarke Bakewell 7b 759     
    Ross Isabella Lucy Bakewell 7b 759."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1890, p1.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D17079 (born Dublin)."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 12 Mar 1952, p14
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23168064
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 15 Mar 1905, p2.
Last Edited16 Apr 2019
 

NOTE

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