Robert Arthur Burns Rickerby

M, #14381, b. 1873, d. 1968
Birth*1873 Seymour, VIC, Australia, #B27110.1 
Marriage*17 Jun 1897 Spouse: Mabel Beatrice Maud Wightwick. Church of Christ, VIC, Australia, #M3876.1
 
Death*1968 Parkville, VIC, Australia, #D1710 (Age 94) [par William George RICKERBY & Ruth DOBINSON].1 

Family

Mabel Beatrice Maud Wightwick b. 1875, d. 17 Feb 1949
Child 1.Mabel Catherine Ruth Rickerby+ b. 1899, d. 14 Feb 1988

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Oct 1903: DIVORCE. A pending divorce suit by Mabel Beatrice Maud Rickerby against Arthur Burns Rickerby formed the subject of proceedings, before Mr. Justice Hood, to-day. The respondent, who is now described as a collector, was at the date of the marriage, 17th June, 1897, a probationer and lay reader at the Primitive Methodist Church, North Melbourne. The application to-day was for the pay ment of £20 to cover the wife's costs, and also of a weekly sum for alimony. The petitioner made an affidavit, in which she stated that she was at present residing at Ballarat, and had no means of support. To the best of her belief her husband is in receipt of £3/5/- per week, besides commission. The husband made an affidavit to the effect that he only received £3 per week, out of which, after paying for board and lodging, he had only 15/- a week for himself. Mrs. Rickerby stated in another affidavit that her husband, in a letter to her, boasted of having made £14/10/- in one week, and of having £40 in the Savings Bank. In another letter he threatened, if an order were obtained against him, to go to gaol rather than pay it. The respondent was called, and said that, in 1901 his solo income was £2/15/- per week, whilst in 1902 it was £3, and he also made £6 in commission. He denied that he made £14/10/ in one week by betting, or any thing at all, and excused himself for telling fancy tales in his letters by saying that it was a husband's privilege to write anything he chose to his wife. Counsel inquired, "Is it a husband's privilege to tell lies to his wife?" and the witness replied with another query, "Never mind. Do you always tell the truth to your wife?" Respondent, in reply, said he only spent 10/- a week in expenses, which went in repairs for his bicycle, pocket money and drinks. His Honor ordered the respondent to pay £20 for his wife's costs, and alimony at the rate of 15/- per week, with £3/3/- costs. Mabel Beatrice Maud Wightwick2
  • 5 Nov 1903: In the second case, Mabel Rickerby, of Ballarat East, asked that her marriage with Robert A. Rickerby might be annulled. The parties were married on 17th June, 1897, according to the rites of the Church of Christ, respondent then residing at West Melbourne. Petitioner complained of infidelity and cruelty on the part of respondent in January, 1901. Owing to the nature of the evidence, his Honor ordered that it should not be reported at length. Respondent denied the charges brought against him. His Honor granted a decree nisi for dissolution of the marriage, and ordered that petitioner should have the custody of a child of the marriage, respondent to be allowed to see it once a month. Mabel Beatrice Maud Wightwick3

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), 29 Oct 1903, p1.
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Nov 1903, p4.
Last Edited5 Sep 2021

Alfred McMahon

M, #14386, b. 1919
Father*Alfred McMahon b. 1861, d. 29 Oct 1941
Mother*Mary Ann Toner b. 1862, d. Nov 1941
Birth*1919 VIC, Australia, #B13080.1 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "no birth place given - probably born earlier."
Last Edited14 Mar 2019

Isabella Madge Vallance

F, #14389, b. 1900
Married NameHammond. 
Birth*1900 Ararat, VIC, Australia, #B7833 [par Thomas VALLANCE & Phoebe ROBINSON].1 
Marriage*1921 Spouse: Harry William Hammond. VIC, Australia, #M4455.1
 
Land-UBeac*26 Nov 1952 GEM-D-3 (part), 22 St Georges Road. Transfer from Molly Edith Warne to Isabella Madge Vallance. 2a 1r 39p.2 
Land-UBeac*21 Dec 1955 GEM-D-3 (part), 22 St Georges Road. Transfer from Isabella Madge Hammond to Arthur David Blair. 2a 1r 39p.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192412 Edmanson Street, Elsternwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harry William Hammond.4
1954No 2 27 Leaburn Avenue, Caulfield West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harry William Hammond.5
195873 Riverview Terrace, Mount Pleasant, WA, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harry William Hammond.6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6043-520 - Isabella Madge Hammond of Flat 2 27 Leaburn Avenue North Caulfield Married Woman.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6043-520 - Arthur David Blair of 5 Collis Street East Brighton Metal Spinner.
  4. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  6. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
Last Edited1 Sep 2016

Harry William Hammond

M, #14390
Marriage*1921 Spouse: Isabella Madge Vallance. VIC, Australia, #M4455.1
 
BeaconhillsGolf10 Nov 1947 Foundation Member of Beaconhills Country Golf Club (No 121 + 124) - of Flat 2, 27 Leaburn Avenue, North Caulfield.2 
BeaconhillsGolf8 Mar 1948 Mrs H W Hammond admitted as Associate Member.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192412 Edmanson Street, Elsternwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: clerk. With Isabella Madge Hammond.4
1954No 2 27 Leaburn Avenue, Caulfield West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Isabella Madge Hammond.5
195873 Riverview Terrace, Mount Pleasant, WA, AustraliaOccupation: retired. With Isabella Madge Hammond.6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Minutes 10 Nov 1947.
  3. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Committee Meeting 8 Mar 1948.
  4. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  6. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
Last Edited30 Sep 2018
 

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