James Surrey Brown

M, #16534, b. 1862, d. 26 May 1933
Father*James Brown
Mother*Margaret Gilbert
Birth*1862 At Sea #B14318 [par James BROWN & Margaret GILBERT]
also #B39 born on Ship SURREY.1 
Marriage-Notice*12 Oct 1889 BROWN—BROWN.—On the 2nd inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. T. Nisbet, James Surrey, only son of the Rev. James Brown, Kew, to Mary, fifth daughter of Nimmo Brown, Esq., Marchvale, Orange, N.S.W.2 
Note*1894 Appointed Magistrate Broadford.3 
Bill of Sale*12 Jun 1896 Bill of Sale for Hiring and Letting furniture situate at Upper Beaconsfield, property of Thomas Oates.4 
Death*26 May 1933 SA, Australia, #D322/548.5 
Death-Notice*27 May 1933 BROWN.—On the 26th May, James Surrey, the dearly beloved husband of Mary Brown, of 18, Redmond street Walkerville, and late of Clifton street, Malvern, and loving father of James Hilton Brown, aged 71 years. Resting.6 


    Mr. J. Surrey Brown, Sturt A player for more than 20 years, and a secretary for 17, Mr. James Surrey Brown has had a long and varied experience in this and other States. He has lived in South Australia for 15 years, having spent the major portion of his life in Victoria and Western Australia.
    Mr. Brown became a member of Sturt Bowling Club, of which he is secretary, 10 years ago, and two years later took over secretarial duties.
    He first played bowls in Victoria with the Camberwell Club, of which he was a member for three years. At the end of that period he left for Western Australia, where he joined the Royal Park Club, serving as secretary for a similar number of years.
    Before he joined Sturt Club, Mr. Brown played for Hawthorn for three years, and was also secretary. While in Melbourne he was a delegate to the Victorian Bowling Association, and acted in the same capacity for his club to Western Australian Bowling Association. Representing Hawthorn and Sturt Clubs he has been a delegate to the South Australian Bowling Association for about 10 years.
    Mr. Brown was born at sea on the Surrey, which was on its way to Australia from England. He was chistened "Surrey," his second name, after the ship.
    While a youth in Melbourne he became a member of the Mercantile Rowing Club, of which he was one of the founders. The club is still in existence, and is one of the leading combinations in the Victoria capital.
    Sturt Club has reason to be grateful for his services. Since he has been in office, several improvements which are largely due to his efforts, have been effected. The clubhouse has been extended and the interior practically remodelled. Few clubhouses in Adelaide compare with it in the conveniences for members. The club has been highly successful in tournaments, having on three occasions won the Laidlaw electric light trophy, which was inaugurated in 1920. Teams in the B and C Grades in pennant matches have also won laurels.7


  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 12 Oct 1889, p1.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Apr 1894, p95
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 8350 / P2 / 284 108624+108625.
  5. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Sat 27 May 1933, p20.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - News (Adelaide, SA), Thu 14 Mar 1929, p14.
Last Edited1 Feb 2021

Matthew Ryan

M, #16535
Marriage* Spouse: Margaret Dawson.


Margaret Dawson
Children 1.William Ryan
 2.Margaret Ryan+ b. 1836, d. 29 Mar 1884
 3.Honorah Mary Josephine Ryan b. 1846, d. 15 Apr 1867
Last Edited5 Apr 2017

Margaret Dawson

F, #16536
Marriage* Spouse: Matthew Ryan.
Married NameRyan. 


Matthew Ryan
Children 1.William Ryan
 2.Margaret Ryan+ b. 1836, d. 29 Mar 1884
 3.Honorah Mary Josephine Ryan b. 1846, d. 15 Apr 1867
Last Edited5 Apr 2017

Honorah Mary Josephine Ryan

F, #16537, b. 1846, d. 15 Apr 1867
Father*Matthew Ryan
Mother*Margaret Dawson
Birth*1846 Tipperary, Ireland. 
Death*15 Apr 1867 VIC, Australia, #D6544 (Age 21) [par Mathew RYAN & Margaret DAWSON].1 


  • Roman Catholic Section H 119, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Sacred memory Elizabeth Victoria CROFTS, eldest daughter of Robert Tring and Margaret CROFTS, died 21 Feb 1867 age 6 yrs.
    also her aunt Honorah Mary Josephine RYAN, who died 15 Apr 1867 age 21 yrs.
    also Alfred Edgar CROFTS, died 4 Mar 1870, age 15 mths.
    also Rupert Ralph CROFTS, died 4 Jun 1875, age 3 yrs.2


  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "born Tipperary."
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "Southern Metropolitan Cemetery Trust LOCATION: MGC-RC-H-807-119
    Roman Catholic, Monumental, Compartment H, Grave 119
    1 183667M Elizabeth V Crofts 6Y 20/02/1867
    2 183668M Honora M J Ryan 21Y 16/04/1867
    3 183669M Alfred E Crofts 0Y 05/03/1870
    4 183670M Robert F Crofts 31Y 15/09/1891."
Last Edited5 Apr 2017

Florence Maranda Eades

F, #16540, b. 30 Dec 1857, d. 1958
Father*Richard Eades b. 15 Aug 1809, d. 12 Oct 1867
Mother*Charlotte Eleanor Beere b. 1826, d. 13 Dec 1909
Birth*30 Dec 1857 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B667/1858.1 
Birth-Notice*2 Jan 1858 On the 30th ult., the wife of Dr. Eades, of a daughter.2 
Death*1958 St Kilda East, VIC, Australia, #D4071 (Age 100) - as DOHERTY.1 


  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "2 Jan 1858, p4."
Last Edited23 Mar 2017

Richard Melbourne Eades

M, #16541, b. 1860, d. Feb 1918
Father*Richard Eades b. 15 Aug 1809, d. 12 Oct 1867
Mother*Charlotte Eleanor Beere b. 1826, d. 13 Dec 1909
Birth*1860 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B12212.1 
Death*Feb 1918 Perth, WA, Australia, #D163.2 
Death-Notice*9 Feb 1918 EADES.-The Friends of the late Mr. Richard M. Eades. late of the Registrar-General's Department, Perth, W.A., are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Anglican portion of the Karrakatta Uemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave the Private Mortuary of Messrs. Donald J. Chipper and Son, 844 Hay street, Perth, at 2.30 o'clock THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON. Friends wishing to attend the Funeral may proceed by the 3 o'clock train from Perth. By request no flowers.
EADES.—The Members of the above Association are respectfully invited to follow the remains of our late treasurer, Mr. Richard M. Eades, to the place of interment, the Anglican portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery. 'he Funeral is appointed to leave the Private Mortuary of Messrs. Donald J. Chipper and Son, 844 Hay-street, Perth, at 2.30 o'clock THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON. Members attending the Funeral may proceed by the 3 o'clock train from Perth. O'C. D. O'MAHONY, President.3 


  • 13 Feb 1918: Death of a Well-known Civil Servant.
    The late Mr. Richard Melbourne Eades, whose death after an illness of only two days occurred last Friday, was for 21 years an officer of the Registrar General's Department, which he joined, shortly after his arrival from Melbourne, in March 1897.
    Under the then Registrar General, Mr. Malcolm A. C. Fraser, Mr. Eades was in 1900 appointed chief clerk in the Registry branch, which title was subsequently changed under the various successive schemes of classification of the Civil Service. During the absence on sick-leave of Mr. Fraser in 1913. Mr Eades was appointed acting Registrar General and Government Statistician, which appointment he held for about four months, until Mr. Fraser's return from England. The deceased gentleman was well-known to all Civil Servants in his capacity of honorary treasurer of the Civil Service Association, to which position he was elected in 1907, and in which capacity he acted until his time of his death. He was also, from its inception, an active member of the executive committee of the Civil Service Club. Of his services in connection with the treasurership of the association the ''Civil Service Journal" for January, 1914, says: "It is extremely doubtful whether there is another officer in the service who has done as much for the Service through the association as the hon. treasurer, Mr. R. M. Eades." Both in the association and the club, Mr. Eades was recognised as one of the most popular members, owing to his keen interest in the success of both institutions as well as his unfailing courtesy to all. Mr. Eades also took a very active share in the formation of the rifle club of the Colonial Secretary's Department, he being, to his great regret, by ago precluded from taking a more immediate part in the prosecution of the war. It is stated by those who knew the deceased before he came to this State, that he then took a prominent part in important cricket events. He was undoubtedly, an enthusiastic lover of sport.4


  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), Sat 9 Feb 1918, p1.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), Wed 13 Feb 1918, p6.
Last Edited23 Mar 2017

Luina Emily Eades

F, #16542, b. 1865, d. 1946
Father*Richard Eades b. 15 Aug 1809, d. 12 Oct 1867
Mother*Charlotte Eleanor Beere b. 1826, d. 13 Dec 1909
Birth*1865 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B17311.1 
Death*1946 Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia, #D13488 (Age 81) - as BOORMAN.1 


  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited23 Mar 2017

Shirley Margaret Richardson

F, #16554, b. 10 May 1929, d. 17 Jan 2014
Father*Edward Richardson b. 1900, d. 14 Apr 1961
Mother*Jessie Bridget Drummond b. 1899, d. 3 Jun 1989
Married NameHorrigan. 
Birth*10 May 1929 VIC, Australia.1 
Education*9 Sep 1941 State School 2560, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. Left 18 Dec 1947 for Dandenong High School.2 
Marriage-Notice*26 Jul 1950 Engaged: Shirley Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Richardson, Brown St., Berwick, to Edward William, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Horrigan, of Upper Beaconsfield.3 
Marriage*23 Sep 1950 Spouse: Edward William 'Ted' Horrigan. VIC, Australia, #M11728/1950.4,5
Widow31 Oct 1999Shirley Margaret Richardson became a widow upon the death of her husband Edward William 'Ted' Horrigan.6 
Death*17 Jan 2014 Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*20 Jan 2014 HORRIGAN. Shirley Margaret 10.5.1929 - 17.1.2014 Passed away after a short illness in Bairnsdale Loving wife of Ted (dec). Adored mother and mother-in-law of Dianne and Russell (Boots), Christine, Judy and Steve Hall and Rhonda and Rod Little. Adored Gran of Michael and Alan, Mark and Jane, Peter and Nerida, Renee and Troy and Lauren and Colin and Grace. Adored Great Gran of Tayla, Jess and Wilson, Lachie and Cooper. Loved but not forgotten. Reunited with Dad.
HORRIGAN. The Funeral of the late Mrs Shirley Margaret Horrigan will arrive at the Heyfield Lawn Cemetery for a Graveside Service commencing at 1.00 pm on TUESDAY (Jan. 21, 2014).7 


  • Sec 2 Row 7 Lot 6 (L132), Heyfield Cemetery6


  1. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  2. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: Pupil 47 Shirley Margaret Richardson, born 10 May 1929, admitted 9 Sep 1941. Father Edward Richardson Upper Beaconsfield, Caretaker Golf Links, living 1½ miles from school. Previously at Berwick SS40. Left 18 Dec 1947 for Dandenong High School.
  3. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 26 Jul 1950, p8.
  4. [S379] Edward HORRIGAN: email from Mark Hall 9 Mar 2017.
  5. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  6. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Heyfield Cemetery
  7. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Jan 2014 - viewed online 24 Jan 2017.
Last Edited5 Oct 2021

Martha Webb

F, #16556, b. 1839
Married NameButler. 
Birth*1839 Hoxton, England. 
Marriage*18 Mar 1860 Spouse: Henry Butler. Parish Church, Stoke Newington, Hackney, London, England, Mar Q [Hackney] 1b 416.1,2

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Daniel WEBB - Warehouseman, Shoreditch, London, EnglandAge 12 - Scholar3
7 Apr 186111 Sarn Terrace, Islington, London, England(Head of Household) Henry Butler;
Age 224


Henry Butler b. 23 Dec 1839, d. 10 Apr 1910
Child 1.Foster Ernest Henry Butler b. Dec 1860, d. 8 Mar 1939


  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1931; Reference Number: p94/mry/015.
  3. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1536; Folio: 74; Page: 16; GSU roll: 174766."
  4. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG 9; Piece: 142; Folio: 60; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542581."
Last Edited27 Mar 2019


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