May Crommelin

F, #17647
Land-UBeac*28 Jul 1938 GEM--142O. Transfer from Alfred John Carter to May Crommelin. 40a 2r 31p.1 
Land-UBeac*3 Oct 1938 GEM--142O. Transfer from May Crommelin to Eric Carlos Palise. 40a 2r 31p.2 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5525-923 - May Crommelin of 188 Inkerman Road St Kilda Spinster.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5525-923 - Eric Carlos Palisi of 385 Wellington Street Clifton Hill Carrier.
Last Edited18 Jul 2017

John Wilkinson

M, #17648
Land-UBeac*13 Apr 1889 PAK-83. Transfer from John Thomas Cosgrave to John Wilkinson. 20a 0r 14p.1 
Land-Note*13 Apr 1889 PAK-83: Mortgagee: Greig and Munay Limited. Discharged 25 Feb 1890. Mortgagor was John Wilkinson.2 
Land-UBeac25 Feb 1890 PAK-83. Transfer from John Wilkinson to John Thomas Cosgrave. 20a 0r 14p.3 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - John Wilkinson of No 6 St James Buildings William Street Melbourne Civil Engineer.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - Mortgage No 100757 - Greig and Munay Limited.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - John Thomas Cosgrave of Nos 461 to 471 Bourke Street Melbourne Shipping Manager.
Last Edited18 Jul 2017

Henry Enever

M, #17649
Land-UBeac*23 Jul 1914 PAK-83.84. Transfer from Ida Florence Pearson to Henry Enever. 39a 2r 14p.1 
Land-Note*23 Jul 1914 PAK-83.84: Mortgagee: David Thompson and James Livingstone Thompson - discharged 23 Jul 1917. Mortgagor was Henry Enever.2 
Land-UBeac*13 Jan 1921 PAK-83.84. Transfer from Henry Enever to War Service Homes Commissioner of the Department of Repatriation of the Commonwealth of Australia. 39a 2r 14p.3 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3499-704 - Henry Enever of 46 Barkly Street West Brunswick Dairyman.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3499-704 - Mortgage No 336521 - David Thompson and James Livingstone Thompson - discharged 23 Jul 1917.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3499-704 - War Service Homes Commissioner of the Department of Repatriation of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Last Edited18 Jul 2017

War Service Homes Commissioner of the Department of Repatriation of the Commonwealth of Australia

?, #17650
Land-UBeac*13 Jan 1921 PAK-83.84. Transfer from Henry Enever to War Service Homes Commissioner of the Department of Repatriation of the Commonwealth of Australia. 39a 2r 14p.1 
Land-UBeac*5 Jul 1923 PAK-83.84. Transfer from War Service Homes Commissioner of the Department of Repatriation of the Commonwealth of Australia to Josephine Sarah Cowcher. 39a 2r 14p.2 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3499-704 - War Service Homes Commissioner of the Department of Repatriation of the Commonwealth of Australia.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3499-704 - Josephine Sarah Cowcher of 93 Dundas Place Albert Park Married Woman.
Last Edited18 Jul 2017

Daniel Brophy

M, #17651, b. 1832, d. 10 May 1895
Birth*1832 Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland. 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: Ellen Mary Berkery. VIC, Australia, #M1432 (As Ellen EVANS.)1
 
Widower21 Nov 1892Daniel Brophy became a widower upon the death of his wife Ellen Mary Berkery.2 
Death*10 May 1895 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D4163 (Age 63) [par William BROPHY & Margaret PURCELL].2 
Death-Notice*11 May 1895BROPHY. -At his residence, Corner-villa, Sturt-street, Ballarat, Daniel Brophy, K.S.G., aged 63.
SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS for the late DANIEL BROPHY at St Patrick's Cathedral at 11 a.m. Sunday, 12th. Funeral 1 o'clock sharp.
STEPHEN WELLINGTON, Undertaker.3 

Family

Ellen Mary Berkery b. 1834, d. 21 Nov 1892
Child 1.William Brophy1 b. 1861, d. 16 May 1887

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 May 1895, DEATH OF MR D. BROPHY. A LONG AND HONORABLE CAREER.
    Mr Daniel Brophy, J.P., senior partner in the firm of Brophy, Foley, and Dowling, auctioneers and grain and produce merchants, Lydiard street, died at his residence, Sturt street, at noon yesterday, after a some what lengthy illness at the age of 63. Mr Brophy had been ailing slightly for some time, but some weeks ago dropsy asserted itself, and although constantly attended and skilfully treated by Drs Ochiltree and Mullally, he succumbed at the time stated. The intelligence of his death was received with profound regret, and universal sympathy is felt for the bereaved family, of whom there are five, two sons and three daughters. One of the latter is the esteemed wife of Mr J. J. Fitzgerald, J.P., and another is married to Mr Mongovan, legal manager. Such an honorable, useful, and charitable man as Mr Brophy cannot well be spared, and Ballarat has lost a citizen it could ill afford to lose. He was a patriotic Irishman and a devoted Catholic, so that the church as well as the community suffers greatly by his death. Everybody who knew Daniel Brophy personally loved him, and those who knew him only by repute had the highest respect for him. Being of a most cheerful disposition, his company was sought; having a big heart and a ready hand no appeal for assistance ever went unaided, and as he always forgave an injury and never forgot a kindness, he had many friends and no enemies.
    The following is a brief sketch of the deceased gentleman’s life:—Mr. Brophy was born in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, Ireland, in 1832. His ancestors were agriculturists. He was educated at the Irish National Schools and left Ireland for Quebec in 1847 in the Abbotsford, which was one of the “ Fever” ships. There were 350 souls on board, 255 of whom were stricken by fever to which they succumbed. The captain, first and second mates and the pilot were amongst the victims. In Quebec he was for a time engaged in a shipbuilding yard and was employed in a warehouse. In 1852 the subject of our notice came to Australia. He visited Bendigo and worked on the early goldfields there. He walked from Melbourne to Bendigo, and his companions were Dr M'Mahon (who afterwards practised at Avoca); Mr Cause, a Canadian barrister; Mr H. Comerford, son of a wealthy Galway shipowner; and Mr J. Blake, brother to a British naval commander, and a representative of the celebrated Galway family. On the way they were told that there was a water famine in Bendigo, and advised to go back. This, however, the party did not do, but took employment at a quarry, where they worked for about a month until rain came. With his mates Mr Brophy discovered the first payable gold at Taradale. Mr Brophy came to Ballarat in 1855, and worked as a miner with a party until 1864. He, as sluiceman, washed the first gold at the celebrated Band of Hope mine. Afterwards Mr Brophy followed the pursuit of an investor, with fair success. He was one of the promoters of the Great Extended mine, and one of the originators of the Band and Albion, which has yielded upwards of £3,000,000.
    He acted as chairman of directors of the Band and Albion Company for years. Amongst other ventures was the old Kohinoor. After forsaking mining as a worker, Mr Brophy became the licensee of the Atlantic hotel, which he kept for about two years, when he became landlord of the British hotel, at the corner of Sturt and Doveton streets. This he subsequently re-built, and altered the name to Brophy’s hotel, which is still flourishing, with Mr M. Newton as licensee. In the early "sixties” Mr Brophy was elected a member of the Bungaree Road Board (now the Bungaree shire Council.) He occupied the position of president of that body for some time. In August, 1873, he was elected to the City Council as representative of the central ward. He was mayor in 1876-7, a position which he filled with dignity and honor. At the end of his term he presented the ratepayers with a piece of silver worth £300. Mr Brophy served the ratepayers so faithfully that he was asked to become a candidate for Parliamentary honors. He consented, and in 1877 was, with the Hon. John James, returned to the Legislative Assembly for Ballarat East, the Hon. Townsend M’Dermott being the defeated candidate. The appellation of “Honest Dan” was given him, and it is almost needless to say he deserved it. All his actions, public and private, were characteristically honorable, his hosting pledges were always as far as practicable redeemed, and he devoted nearly the whole of his time and attention to his Parliamentary duties. His constituents had much to thank him for, and Ballarat East has much to remember him by.
    In 1881 he lost his seat in Parliament, the cause being attributed tn the fact that he had attached his signature to the celebrated Grattan address. Amongst other legislators who suffered were the Hon. F. Longmore and Mr J. Callaghan of the Wimmera.
    For many years he was chairman of the directors of the Phoenix Foundry Locomotive Company, and did much to build up the works, which, until a little while ago, gave employment to half a thousand workmen and caused the distribution and circulation of a vast amount of money. He was identified with the Hospital, Benevolent Asylum, and Orphanage, and to him the committees of those institutions owe much. Mr Brophy had the honor of taking a prominent part in the reception of such distinguished visitors as the Princes Edward and George of Wales, Earl Belmore, Lord Rosebery, the Earl of Aberdeen, and other representatives of royalty and nobility. He was an earnest Roman Catholic, and a staunch Irish Nationalist, and in both cases was greatly esteemed and revered. Early in 1888 he took a leading part in raising funds for the relief of political State prisoners sent to Western Australia. Charitable work always had his sympathy and support. Mr Brophy, in 1859, married a lady whose maiden name was Ellen Berkery, daughter of an old Tipperary family, and the union was blessed by 11 children. A few years ago Mr Brophy visited Ireland, and during his brief sojourn there had frequent interviews with the late Chas. Stewart Parnell, and talked on matters relating to the Irish Home Role question. The Home Rule leader expressed pleasure at meeting Mr Brophy, about whose career in Australia and whose earnestness at an Irishman he had heard many years previously. Mr Parnell invited Mr Brophy to England, and secured for him a prominent position in the House of Commons during the progress of several important debates in that Chamber. Mr Parnell also introduced him to the leaders of the Home Rule party, including Mr W. O’Brien, Mr T. P. O’Connor, Mr M. Davitt, Mr T. D. Sullivan, Mr Justin M‘Carthy, Sir Thos. Esmond, and others. Mr Brophy referred to the great ability of these men. He heard them all speak, and also listened to Gladstone and other famous statesmen. On leaving England Mr Brophy proceeded to Rome, where he had an audience with His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, who held conversation with him for fully an hour and a half, which, considering the large number of persons who desire interviews with the Pope every day, and the amount of correspondence he has to conduct, was an unusally long time. The deceased gentleman frequently related that during the interview the Pope asked a number of questions regarding the progress of the Catholic Church in Australia, and, to the astonishment of Mr Brophy, His Holiness seemed to have a full knowledge of the history of Ballarat. Subsequent to this interview Mr Brophy secured a very marked proof of His Holiness’ favor, in the shape of his investiture as a Knight of the Order of St. Gregory, in recognition of his earnest labors on behalf the church, and his generous support of the cause of religion. When Mr Brophy left Rome he went to America, where he completed negotiations with the Mercer Reaper and Binder Company to act as its Australian agent.
    When the movement for the purchase and erection of the Burns statue was on foot, Mr Brophy entered heart and soul into the affair, and worked hard amongst his friends to raise subscriptions. Later on, when the effort to raise funds for a statue of Tom Moore, the Irish bard, was initiated, Mr Brophy again came forward, and did much to farther the object, which was eventually satisfactorily carried out. In other directions Mr Brophy was a prominent man. The lake and gardens are what they are partly through his labors, and the rowing clubs have to thunk him for many favors. But it will be chiefly his worth as a citizen and his zeal and benevolence as a churchman that will keep his memory green.4
  • 18 May 1895, THE LATE DANIEL BROPHY.
    Mr. Daniel Bropby, J.P., for many years closely associated with public affairs to Ballarat, died on the 10th inst. The deceased gentleman, who had been ill for nearly two months, suffered from tumor on the liver, but the immediate cause of death was dropsy. Mr. Brophy for some years represented Ballarat East in the Legislative Assembly. He was a genial, well intentioned gentleman, and news of his death has caused regret not only in the Ballarat district, but also in various centres of the colony. The funeral on Sunday was very largely attended. Before daylight the remains were removed to St. Patrick's Cathedral, where they were placed on a catafalque in front of the altar. At 11 o'clock requiem mass without office was celebrated by Bishop Moore, Dean Hoyne, Father O'Farrell (of the Redemptorist Monastery) and Father Fitzrmaurice assisting. At the conclusion of the service the bishop pronounced the final absolution. Subsequently the cortege was formed near the Cathedral ground. Among those who joined in the procession were representatives of all classes in the community, including the committees of various public and other bodies with which Mr. Brophy had been associated or had supported. Conspicuous in the line were employes of the Phoenix Foundry Company, of which the deceased had been chairman for many years, and past and present employes of the Band and Albion Consols Company, of which also Mr. Brophy had been chairman for a long while. Thousands of persons lined the streets as the funeral passed en route to the old cemetery, where the remains were interred in the family grave. In the cemetery also there was a large assemblage to witness the obsequies in which Bisbop Moore and leading clergy took part. Among the pall bearers were Messrs. A. J. Peacock, Chief Secretary ; E. Morey, M.L.C., mayor of the city ; Theo. Williams, mayor of Ballarat East; Nicholas Fitzgerald, M.L.C; W. Abraham (Geelong), E. Murphy, J. W. Kirton, W. B. Grove, R. M'Gregor and H. Rawson, M's.L.A; W. M. Acheson, J. Lynch, sen. and jun; R. M. Sergeant, manager of the Band and Albion Consols Company, and other representative gentlemen. The funeral procession was over a mile in length.5

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 The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 11 May 1895, p9.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Sat 11 May 1895, p4.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Sat 18 May 1895, p8.
Last Edited19 Jul 2017

Ellen Mary Berkery1

F, #17652, b. 1834, d. 21 Nov 1892
Married NameBrophy.1 
Birth*1834 Ireland. 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: Daniel Brophy. VIC, Australia, #M1432 (As Ellen EVANS.)2
 
Death*21 Nov 1892 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D12528 (Age 58) [par John BERKERY & Mary RYAN].1 
Death-Notice*22 Nov 1892BROPHY.—The Friends of Mr DANIEL BROPHY are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late dearly beloved wife to their last resting place, in the Ballarat Old Cemetery. Office of Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Wednesday morning, at 11 a.m., and the funeral cortege will start at 1 p.m.
STEPHEN WELLINGTON, Undertaker, 144 Sturt street, one door from Dawson street and opposite Adelphi Hotel.
H.A.C.B.S.—Members of the above are respectfully requested to meet at the Library Hall at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, to follow the remains of the late Mrs BROPHY, wife of Brother Daniel Brophy.
D. J. DOYLE, Secretary.3 
Death-Notice26 Nov 1892BROPHY.— On the 21st November, at her late residence, Comer Villa, Sturt street, Ballarat, Ellen Mary, the dearly beloved wife of Daniel Brophy; aged 58 years. Requiescat in pace.4 

Family

Daniel Brophy b. 1832, d. 10 May 1895
Child 1.William Brophy2 b. 1861, d. 16 May 1887

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Feb 1868, Death of mother: On the 26th January, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr Daniel Brophy, Atlantic Hotel, Skipton street, Mrs Mary Berkery, aged 75 years, late of Borrisoleigh, county of Tipperary, Ireland.5

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Tue 22 Nov 1892, p3.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Sat 26 Nov 1892, p2.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Mon 3 Feb 1868, p2.
Last Edited8 Feb 2019

William Brophy1

M, #17653, b. 1861, d. 16 May 1887
Father*Daniel Brophy1 b. 1832, d. 10 May 1895
Mother*Ellen Mary Berkery1 b. 1834, d. 21 Nov 1892
Birth*1861 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B13399.1 
Death*16 May 1887 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D5092 (Age 25.)1 
Death-Notice*17 May 1887BROPHY.—On the 16th inst., at Comer-villa, Ballarat, William Purcell, dearly beloved son of Daniel and Ellen Brophy, aged 25 years. R.I.P.
THE Funeral of the late WILLIAM PURCELL BROPHY will leave St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat, on Wednesday, May 18, at 1 o'clock.2
 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 17 May 1887, p1.
Last Edited19 Jul 2017

Evan Thomas Cowper1

M, #17663, b. 1869, d. 1949
Father*William Cowper1
Mother*Mary Smith1
Birth*1869 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B22173.1 
Land-Note*19 Jun 1926 GEM-E-3D: Mortgagee: Evan Thomas Cowper. Discharged 22 Jun 1936. Mortgagor was Percy Sharples Cowper.2 
Death*1949 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #D1638 (Age 79.)1 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Mortgage No 542053 - Discharged 22 Jun 1936.
Last Edited22 Jul 2017

Harry Emmerton

M, #17669, b. 1846, d. 19 Jul 1927
Probate (Will)* 217/500. Harry EMMERTON. Date of grant: 31 Aug 1927; Date of death: 19 Jul 1927; Occupation: Solicitor; Residence: South Yarra.1 
Birth*1846 
Marriage-Notice*18 Jan 1889THE engagement is announced of Miss Alice Balcombe, youngest daughter of Mrs. Balcombe, of East Court, East Melbourne, to Mr. H. Emmerton, solicitor, of Melbourne.2 
Marriage*27 Feb 1889 Spouse: Alice Mabel Maud Balcombe. Trinity Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M265.3
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Mar 1889EMMERTON-BALCOMBE.—On the 27th February, at Trinity Church, East Melbourne, by the Rev. Horace Tucker, Harry Emmerton, solicitor, Melbourne, to Alice Mabel Maude, youngest daughter of the late A. B. Balcombe, of The Briars, Mornington, and Eastcourt, East Melbourne.4 
Land-Note*31 May 1890 GEM--37A.38: Mortgagee: Edmund Hesketh Davies. Mortgage not discharged. Mortgagor was Harry Emmerton.5 
Land-Note22 Dec 1891 GEM--37A.38: Mortgagee: Harry Emmerton. Mortgage not discharged. Mortgagor was Edmund Hesketh Davies.6 
Land-UBeac*28 Aug 1894 GEM--37A.38. Transfer from Edmund Hesketh Davies to Harry Emmerton. 33a 1r 33p + 228a 0r 26p (taken over by mortgagee.)7 
Land-Note5 Dec 1905 PAK-103: Memo No 35525. Harry Emmerton of Raveloe, Domain Road, South Yarra, Solicitor and Thomas Bogue Atkinson of Duke Street, Abbotsford Gentleman, are registered proprietors of the within-described land as Executors to whom probate of the Will and codicil of John Robertson (who died 24th June, 1905) was granted the 15th August, 1905.8,9 
Land-UBeac*5 Dec 1905 PAK-103. Transfer from John Robertson to Harry Emmerton. 18a 3r 21p - Red Ink No 1853810. Harry Emmerton the survivor of the proprietors named herein is, by the direction of the Commissioner of Titles given under section 268 of the Transfer of Land Act 1915, now registered as sole proprietor of the within described estate.10 
Land-UBeac*12 Nov 1917 PAK-103. Transfer from Harry Emmerton to State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. 18a 3r 21p.11 
Death*19 Jul 1927 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D12367 (Age 81) [par Edward EMMERTON & Ann Readman MORRICE].3 
Land-Note*30 May 1928 GEM--37A.38: Harry Emmerton died on 19th July 1927. Probate has been granted to Alice Mabel Maud Emmerton of "Raveloe" Widow and Mabel Balcombe Brookes of "Kurneh" Married Woman of Domain Road South Yarra and Hubert Ralph Hamer of "Motynden" St Georges Road Toorak Solicitor.12 
Land-UBeac*30 May 1928 GEM--38. Transfer from Harry Emmerton to Alice Mabel Maud Emmerton, Mabel Balcombe Brookes, Hubert Ralph Hamer. 228a 0r 26p.13 
Land-UBeac*6 Jun 1938 GEM--37A. Transfer from Harry Emmerton to C. A. Nobelius and Sons Pty Ltd. 33a 1r 33p (transferred by estate.)14 

Family

Alice Mabel Maud Balcombe b. 1865, d. 1943
Child 1.Mabel Balcombe Emmerton+3 b. 1890, d. 1975

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Jul 1927, DEATH OF MR. H. EMMERTON. OLDEST PRACTISING SOLICITOR. Interest in Charities.
    The oldest practising solicitor in Melbourne, and a distinguished member of his profession, Mr. Harry Emmerton, died at his home, Raveloe, Domain road, South Yarra, early yesterday morning. He was aged 82 years. Last year Mr. Emmerton was injured in a motor-car accident. Some weeks ago he suffered a severe attack of influenza, and he did not regain his health.
    Mr. Emmerton was born on his father's estate Wavendon, Buckinghamshire (Eng.), in 1845, and came to Australia with his parents when he was aged four years.
    Following the traditions of his family, which, it is stated, had given "auditors and notaries" to the Court of Henry VIII. and Elizabeth, as to later generations, he read law, and was admitted as a solicitor in Victoria in 1872. For 55 years he practised as a member of the firm of J. M. Smith and Emmerton, which he joined as a junior clerk. Mr. Smith died in 1898, and Mr. Emmerton directed the firm alone until it was joined in 1901 by Mr. H. R. Hamer.
    Mr. Emmerton was a member of the boards of The Trustees, Executors, and Agency Company Limited and the Alliance Assurance Company. For several years he was a member of the Su-
    preme Court board of examiners and of the council of the Law Institute. He was deeply interested in charities, and he was honorary legal adviser to the Children's Hospital for more than 30 years, and legal adviser to the Talbot Colony for Epileptics. He assisted in preparing the Hospitals and Charities Act. Mr. Emmerton was one of the oldest members of the Melbourne Club.
    He had lived in South Yarra for 50 years. Mrs. Emmerton was Miss Alice Balcombe, daughter of the late Mr. A. M. Balcombe, a pioneer of the Mornington Peninsula, after whom Balcombe's Creek was named. Recently Mrs. Emmerton was made an Officer of the British Empire. Mr. Emmerton's only child is Mrs. Norman Brookes.15

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3 unit 1801, item 217/500
    VPRS 7591/P2 unit 764, item 217/500.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), Fri 18 Jan 1889, p9.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Sat 9 Mar 1889, p44.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2256-045 + 2256-046 - Mortgage No 113008 - not discharged.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2256-045 + 2256-046 - Mortgage No 130289 - not discharged.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2256-045 + 2256-046 - Harry Emmerton of Raveloe Domain Road South Yarra Solicitor.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1162-299 - Memo No 35525. Harry Emmerton of Raveloe, Domain Road, South Yarra, Solicitor and Thomas Bogue Atkinson of Duke Street, Abbotsford Gentleman, are registered proprietors of the within-described land as Executors to whom probate of the Will and codicil of John Robertson (who died 24th June, 1905) was granted the 15th August, 1905.
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Thos Bogue ATKINSON #D13011/1915 (Age 68) [par Thos Bogue ATKINSON & Elizabeth SWIGGE] died Collingwood."
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1162-299 - Red Ink No 1853810. Harry Emmerton the survivor of the proprietors named herein is, by the direction of the Commissioner of Titles given under section 268 of the Transfer of Land Act 1915, now registered as sole proprietor of the within described estate.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1162-299 - State Rivers and Water Supply Commission to Melbourne Water 17 Aug 2000.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2256-045 + 2256-046 - Harry Emmerton died on 19th July 1927. Probate has been granted to Alice Mabel Maud Emmerton of "Raveloe" Widow and Mabel Balcombe Brookes of "Kurneh" Married Woman of Domain Road South Yarra and Hubert Ralph Hamer of "Motynden" St Georges Road Toorak Solicitor.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2256-046 - Alice Mabel Maud Emmerton of "Raveloe" Widow and Mabel Balcombe Brookes of "Kurneh" Married Woman of Domain Road South Yarra and Hubert Ralph Hamer of "Motynden" St Georges Road Toorak Solicitor.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2256-045 - C. A. Nobelius and Sons Pty Ltd of 37 Swanston Street Melbourne.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 20 Jul 1927, p21.
Last Edited8 Aug 2018

Alice Mabel Maud Balcombe

F, #17670, b. 1865, d. 1943
Alice EMMERTON
Weekly Times 1927
Married NameEmmerton. 
Birth*1865 Mornington, VIC, Australia, #B14929 [par Alexander Beat BALCOMBE & Emma Juana REID].1 
Marriage-Notice*18 Jan 1889THE engagement is announced of Miss Alice Balcombe, youngest daughter of Mrs. Balcombe, of East Court, East Melbourne, to Mr. H. Emmerton, solicitor, of Melbourne.2 
Marriage*27 Feb 1889 Spouse: Harry Emmerton. Trinity Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M265.1
 
Marriage-Notice9 Mar 1889EMMERTON-BALCOMBE.—On the 27th February, at Trinity Church, East Melbourne, by the Rev. Horace Tucker, Harry Emmerton, solicitor, Melbourne, to Alice Mabel Maude, youngest daughter of the late A. B. Balcombe, of The Briars, Mornington, and Eastcourt, East Melbourne.3 
Widow19 Jul 1927Alice Mabel Maud Balcombe became a widow upon the death of her husband Harry Emmerton.1 
Land-UBeac*30 May 1928 GEM--38. Transfer from Harry Emmerton to Alice Mabel Maud Emmerton, Mabel Balcombe Brookes, Hubert Ralph Hamer. 228a 0r 26p.4 
Death*1943 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D1132 (Age 78) [par Alexander Beatson BALCOMBE & Emma REED].5 
Land-UBeac*5 Jun 1945 GEM--38. Transfer from Alice Mabel Maud Balcombe to Mabel Balcombe Brookes Hubert Ralph Hamer. 228a 0r 26p.6 

Family

Harry Emmerton b. 1846, d. 19 Jul 1927
Child 1.Mabel Balcombe Emmerton+1 b. 1890, d. 1975

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Jun 1927, FOR CHARITY'S SAKE. Life's Work Recognised.
    Thirty-seven years of charitable and social work—a record few women can claim—have gained for Mrs Alice Emmerton, wife of Mr Harry Emmerton, of Melbourne, special recognition from the King. Her name appeared in the list of birthday honors as a recipient of the Order of the British Empire.
    "It was quite unexpected," said Mrs Emmerton, when seen at her home, "Raveloe," South Yarra. She paid a gentle tribute to her husband. "If it had not been for the generous way in which my husband has helped with my many charities," she said, "I should never have been able to manage alone. He should be receiving the honor, not I."
    Held Up by Bushrangers
    Mrs Emmerton is Australian by birth. Her father's station comprised almost all of the Mornington Peninsula. The old homestead still stands, and to this day visitors are shown where her mother hid the children under the floor when the place was held up by bushrangers. Their powder was wet, so Mrs Emmerton's mother hid all that was available at the station, and, as they demanded to be directed to Melbourne, showed them where to ford the creek. Their powder dried by the time they reached Brighton, and they shot a man who was ploughing a field. They were eventually captured at Merri Creek.
    Old World Atmosphere
    "Raveloe" has been her home all the years of her married life, and, as she remarked today, it has just grown old along with her and her husband. It was built for her as a bride, and has been added to from time to time.
    When her only daughter, now Mrs Norman Brookes, grew up, a stately ballroom was added.
    The house retains all its charming old-world atmosphere. The cosy sitting-room, with its high club-fender, identical with those used in old-fashioned English clubs, where members like to sit as near the fire as possible, is lined with photographs of friends of many years.
    Next to charities, Mrs. Emmerton says that collecting old furniture is her hobby. She loves her garden and her glassed-in sun-room, too; but it is to her collection of antiques that she turns with most affection. They have been gathered in many countries and out-of-the-way places, from here to London, and from Paris to Shanghai. She has a beautiful table and chairs from a Chinese temple, and relates, with a twinkle in her eye, the story of the trouble she had to get them out of China.
    "And, what was your very first charity ?" Mrs. Emmerton was asked. "The Children's Hospital," she replied promptly, "in the first year of my married life I began to work for it. That was about 37 years ago. Almost from its beginning it has been my 'baby.' From then I seemed to be drawn into all kinds of charitable work and I have loved doing it."
    Never Forgotten Children
    Mrs Emmerton has never lost interest in the Children's Hospital — her "baby." Only last year she gave a fete at "Raveloe" in aid of the special appeal, which realised £1040. But she is reluctant to talk of this, and the wonderful work she did throughout the war.
    The Victoria League and the English Speaking Union, too, owe much to her practical help. She has also taken an active part in administering the Queen's Fund, a charity which originated from the
    Queen's Jubilee Memorial. The interest of a large sum of money is used to help the poor of Melbourne.
    It is typical of Mrs. Emmerton's gracious generosity of spirit that early in the midst of claims of personal friends she found time to see a poverty-stricken woman who had called in to obtain help and advice. As well as being a splendid organiser of the bigger things of charity, she has the sympathetic woman's instinct that offerers personal aid to others in distress.7

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), Fri 18 Jan 1889, p9.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Sat 9 Mar 1889, p44.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2256-046 - Alice Mabel Maud Emmerton of "Raveloe" Widow and Mabel Balcombe Brookes of "Kurneh" Married Woman of Domain Road South Yarra and Hubert Ralph Hamer of "Motynden" St Georges Road Toorak Solicitor.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Mornington."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2256-046 - Red Ink No 4234942 Mabel Balcombe Brookes and Hubert Ralph Hamer the survivors of the proprietors named herein are by the direction of the Commissioner of Titles now registered as joint proprietors of the land now comprised herein.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 11 Jun 1927, p71.
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NOTE

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