Alice Elizabeth Ricketts

F, #1741, b. 15 Nov 1866, d. 1958
Father*Charles Richard Ricketts b. 21 Jan 1834, d. 16 Jun 1927
Mother*Anne Butcher b. 1838, d. 6 Jan 1929
Married NameCation. 
Birth*15 Nov 1866 Launceston, TAS, Australia. [par Charles Richard RICKETS & Ann BUTCHER]1
Marriage*1906 Spouse: William Cation. VIC, Australia, #M7381.2
 
Land-UBeac*17 Aug 1918 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from Charles Richard Ricketts to Alice Elizabeth Cation. 9a 1r 4 2/10p - Lots 1 + 2 + 16 + 17.3 
Land-Note*16 Mar 1928 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373: transferred 2a 0r 22p to Country Roads Board.4 
Widow15 Mar 1940She became a widow upon the death of her husband William Cation.5,6 
Death*1958 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D8329 (Age 91.)5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1914Beech Street, Surrey Hills, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Cation.7,8
bt 1919 - 1928North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16
bt 1925 - 1926Beaconsfield North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Cation.13,14
bt 1931 - 1934cr Beaconsfield & Emerald Roads, North Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Cation.17,18
194259 Abbott Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.19
194917 Alma Road, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.20
1954389-93 Alma Road, Caulfield, VIC, Australia21

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 May 1940, AUCTION SALE. FURNITURE & EFFECTS
    At DEWHURST (Via Upper Beaconsfield)
    On A/c of Mrs A. CATION
    SATURDAY, 18th MAY, at 2 p.m.
    Terms: Cash
    J. F. STURKEN, Auctioneer, Per F. H. Allan22

Citations

  1. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania "RGD33/1/44 no 420."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7381."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2203-445 - Charles Richard Ricketts to Alice Elizabeth Cation of Upper Beaconsfield Gentlewoman - C/T 4141-026.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2203-445 - Alice Elizabeth Cation to Country Roads Board - C/T 5380-900.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), no inquest held.
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  11. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  12. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  13. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  14. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  15. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  16. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  17. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  18. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  19. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  20. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  21. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  22. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "8 May 1940, p8."
Last Edited23 Mar 2017

William Cation

M, #1742, b. 1855, d. 15 Mar 1940
Birth*1855 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B6888 [par William CATION & Margaret SPARKS].1 
Marriage*1906 Spouse: Alice Elizabeth Ricketts. VIC, Australia, #M7381.2
 
Death*15 Mar 1940 Bush Nursing Hospital, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D15389 (Age 84) [par William CATION & Margaret SPARKES].3,4 
Death-Notice*18 Mar 1940CATION - On the 15th March, (result of accident), at Bush Nursing Hospital, Berwick, William loved husband of Alice Elizabeth Cation, of Dewhurst via Beaconsfield Upper.
CATION - On the 15th March 1940 at the Bush Nursing Hospital Berwick, William, loved brother of the late Margaret (Mrs. M. Dew), late James, also the late Jane (Mrs G. Melhuish), and brother-in-law of Mark Dew, loved uncle of T. A., I. C. and N. Dew, also W. Melhuish -Our loved one at rest.5 
Village Bell*Sep 1981The article reads: Dewhurst: W. Bennett followed Cation in the Post Office building, but he did not continue the Post Office business. He had large hire cars.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1914Beech Street, Surrey Hills, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: coppersmith. With Alice Elizabeth Cation.7,8
1919Carinya, Mount Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: coppersmith.9
bt 1925 - 1926Beaconsfield North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: coppersmith. With Alice Elizabeth Cation.10,11
bt 1931 - 1934cr Beaconsfield & Emerald Roads, North Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: coppersmith. With Alice Elizabeth Cation.12,13

Grave

  • Plot 2-073-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Cation (on foot)14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Mar 1940, DEATH OF BEACONSFIELD UPPER RESIDENT
    News of the death at the Bush Nursing Hospital, Berwick, of William Cation, of Dewhurst, via Upper Beaconsfield, caused profound sympathy among his many friends. Deceased, who succumbed as the result of an accident, is survived by his wife.15

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7381."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), no inquest held.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Mar 1940, p10.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "020-1981, p9."
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  11. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  12. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  13. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    2-073-B     Cation     Will     M     84     16/03/1940     1042.
  15. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "20 Mar 1940, p18."
Last Edited23 Mar 2017

Joseph Clarke

M, #1748, d. 1952
Birth* New Zealand.1 
Marriage*8 Apr 1885 Spouse: Mary Matilda Salmon. Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M3175.1
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Apr 1885CLARK—SALMON.—On the 8th April, at the residence of the bride's brother, Brighton, by the Rev. James Orr, Joseph Clark, only son of the late William Clark, Christchurch, N.Z., to Matilda Salmon, fourth daughter of Frederick Salmon, Fitzroy, late of Geelong.2 
Widower4 Jul 1902Joseph Clarke became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Matilda Salmon.3 
Death*1952 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #D10014 (Age 89) [par William CLARKE & Elizabeth FERNER].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1934"Quamby", Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sales. With Ernest Charles Clarke William Harry Clinton.5

Family

Mary Matilda Salmon b. 1861, d. 4 Jul 1902
Child 1.Violet Vera Dinsdale Clarke b. 1900, d. 1952

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 25 Apr 1885, p6.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D9429 age 41 [par Fred SALMON & Hannah DINSDALE]."
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND."
  5. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
Last Edited17 May 2018

Mary Matilda Salmon

F, #1749, b. 1861, d. 4 Jul 1902
Father*Frederick John Salmon d. 25 Aug 1901
Mother*Hannah Dinsdale b. 1833, d. 25 Oct 1897
Married NameClarke. 
Birth*1861 Ashby, VIC, Australia, #B8248 (as Matilda.)1 
Marriage*8 Apr 1885 Spouse: Joseph Clarke. Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M3175.1
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Apr 1885CLARK—SALMON.—On the 8th April, at the residence of the bride's brother, Brighton, by the Rev. James Orr, Joseph Clark, only son of the late William Clark, Christchurch, N.Z., to Matilda Salmon, fourth daughter of Frederick Salmon, Fitzroy, late of Geelong.2 
Death*4 Jul 1902 Moonee Ponds, VIC, Australia, #D9429 age 41 [par Fred SALMON & Hannah DINSDALE].3 
Death-Notice*5 Jul 1902CLARKE (nee Salmon). — On the 4th July (of pneumonia), at her residence, 92 Athol-street, Moonee Ponds, Matilda, the beloved wife of Joseph Clarke, aged 41 years. -- buried Melbourne Cemetery.4 

Grave

  • Independant Section A 302, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Matilda CLARKE died 4 Jul 1902 also her loved ones William Joseph and Rita died in infancy.5

Family

Joseph Clarke d. 1952
Child 1.Violet Vera Dinsdale Clarke b. 1900, d. 1952

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 25 Apr 1885, p6.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D9429 age 41 [par Fred SALMON & Hannah DINSDALE]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jul 1902 p9.
  5. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "GSV index."
Last Edited17 May 2018

Gordon Keep Cole

M, #1755, b. 7 Dec 1900, d. 1984
Probate (Will)* 932/015. Gordon Keep COLE Date of grant: 21 Mar 1984; Date of death: 09 Feb 1984; Occupation: Pensioner; Residence: Bunyip.1 
Birth*7 Dec 1900 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B3769/1901 [par Charles Frederick COLE & Martha ROBERTSON].2,3 
Marriage*1930 Spouse: Alice Elizabeth Colman. VIC, Australia.
 
Widower10 Mar 1933Gordon Keep Cole became a widower upon the death of his wife Alice Elizabeth Colman.4 
Marriage*1934 Spouse: Catherine Ruby Robertson. VIC, Australia, #M10216.5,6
 
Land-Note* PAK.173-174.175: 58a 0r 23p - Land subdivided into three blocks - 1: 410 Dickie Road; 2: 110 Carpenter Road; 3: 138 Carpenter Road. 
Military*31 May 1944Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 149503; Date of Discharge 29 Apr 1946; Rank Leading Aircraftman Posting at Discharge 1 STORES DEPOT ; Next of Kin COLE, CATHERINE.7 
Widower1981Gordon Keep Cole became a widower upon the death of his wife Catherine Ruby Robertson.6 
Death*1984 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D03917 (Age 83) [par Charles Frederick COLE & Martha].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1934Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist (as Gordon Keith COLE). With Alice Elizabeth Cole.8,9
1942Officer Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist (as Gordon Keith COLE).10

Family

Alice Elizabeth Colman b. 1905, d. 10 Mar 1933
Children 1.Frances Margaret Cole b. 5 May 1930, d. 3 Oct 2006
 2.Roberta Martha Cole b. 1 Mar 1931, d. 12 Oct 2015

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P14 unit 55, item 932/015
    VPRS 7591/ P10 unit 11, item 932/015.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 17877/P1/1 Application for sustenance B255 (birth date).
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  7. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      COLE, GORDON KEEP
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      149503
    Date of Birth      7 Dec 1900
    Place of Birth      AUBURN, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      31 May 1944
    Locality on Enlistment      BEACONSFIELD
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      COLE, CATHERINE
    Date of Discharge      29 Apr 1946
    Rank      Leading Aircraftman
    Posting at Discharge      1 STORES DEPOT
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  8. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  9. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited25 May 2019

Hilda Cains

F, #1762, b. 1 Mar 1893, d. 10 Jan 1959
Married NameDowney. 
Birth*1 Mar 1893 Posford, Hampshire, England, Jun Q [Alverstoke] 2b 535.1,2 
Marriage*6 Mar 1926 Spouse: Clifton Leopold Downey. Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M1448.1,3
 
Death*10 Jan 1959 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D20460 (Age 65) [par Edwin CAINS & Francis Mar BANJIELS]
cremated remains scattered.4,5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1942"Noddfa", Dewhurst via Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Clifton Leopold Downey.6,7,8,9

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, owner: DOWNEY - Andrew Neil Dixon [13-06-2011].
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of Birth Posford England."
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    cremated remains scattered. Service 13 Jan 1959.
  6. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  7. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  8. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  9. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
Last Edited28 Apr 2017

Stephen Robert Durant

M, #1763, b. 1855, d. 10 Sep 1934
Probate (Will)* 266/665. Ex Tailor. Beaconsfield Upper.1 
Birth*1855 England. 
Marriage*1890 Spouse: Emily Elizabeth Davies. VIC, Australia, #M2104.2
 
Widower1921Stephen Robert Durant became a widower upon the death of his wife Emily Elizabeth Davies.3 
Land-UBeac*11 Oct 1927 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20). Transfer from Sarah Watt to Stephen Robert Durant.4 
Death*10 Sep 1934 Northcote, VIC, Australia, #D8011 (Age 79) [par Benjamin DURANT & Elizabeth COCKRILL].3 
Land-Note*25 Feb 1935 Stephen Robert Durant died on 10th September 1934. Probate of his will has been granted to Henry Norman Moon of 32 Woolton Avenue Croxton Timber Worker.5 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1935 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20). Transfer from Stephen Robert Durant to Henry Edward Frederick Funnell.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903703 Rathdown Street, North Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: cutter. With Emily Elizabeth Durant.7
1919291 Coventry Street, Clarendon, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dealer. With Emily Elizabeth Durant.8
bt 1928 - 1934Alfard Street, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.9,10,11

Grave

  • Church Of England: Compartment O Grave 3354., Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Jun 1895, ANTI- VACCINATIONISTS: At the Brunswick Police Court on Wednesday Stephen Durant was prosecuted for neglecting to have his child vaccinated. A fine of 10s., with 7s. 6d. costs, was imposed.13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2618; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 934.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - Stephen Robert Durant of 291 Coventry Street South Melbourne Furniture Dealer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - Stephen Robert Durant died on 10th September 1934. Probate of his will has been granted to Henry Norman Moon of 32 Woolton Avenue Croxton Timber Worker.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - Henry Edward Frederick Funnell of 381 Hampton Street Middle Brighton Manufacturer.
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  12. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Jun 1895, p8.
Last Edited16 Apr 2016

Olive May Elliott

F, #1764, b. 21 Aug 1894, d. 17 Mar 1978
(Witness) NoteOlive May Elliott was a caretaker & cook at Balmanno for the Jamieson family; The Jamiesons used Balmanno solely as holiday house - they had caretakers including Olive May Elliott.1 
Birth*21 Aug 1894 Sheffield, TAS, Australia, #B2303 [par Thomas ELLIOTT & Clara Isabel RUNDLE].2 
Land-UBeac*24 Apr 1928 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8). Transfer from Christine Maybelle Drake to Olive May Elliott. 2a 0r 3p.3 
Land-Note*15 Jul 1966 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8) l/p 72834: divided into two parts l/p 72834.4 
Land-UBeac*15 Jul 1966 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8) l/p 72834, 53 St Georges Road. Transfer from Olive May Elliott to Robert James Lionel Funnell Betty Lorraine Funnell. Lot 1 of l/p 72834.5 
Death*17 Mar 1978 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D6394 (Age 83) [dau of Thomas ELLIOTT & Clare Isabel RUNDEL].6 
Burial*20 Mar 1978 Cremated at Springvale Crematorium - remains collected.7 
Probate (Will)*16 Jun 1978 841/536. Home Duties. Upper Beaconsfield.8 
Land-UBeac*18 Sep 1978 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8) l/p 72834, 51 St Georges Road. Transfer from Olive May Elliott to Betty Lorraine Funnell. Lot 2 of l/p 72834.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1922 - 1934"Lynwood", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.18
  • 10 Feb 1936, TOWN MENACED BY FIRE. TWO HUNDRED FIGHT FLAMES. BEACONSFIELD UPPER OUTBREAK.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER Sunday - A bush fire menaced the township of Beaconsfield yesterday, but 200 fighters checked the spread of the flames and a heavy downpour of rain virtually extinguished the fire which was the most serious one. In the district this summer.
    Had it not been for the good work of the bush fire brigade assisted by volunteers, considerable loss of property might have occurred.
    The fire began on Friday in the gully below Mr McMillan's house on the main road from Beaconsfield to Beaconsfield Upper. A south east wind carried the fire up a gully to the back of the properties of Messrs Wright and Binding. It was checked there by beaters but crossed the road and damaged the orchard of Mr Walter Brown. The wind dropped in the evening and it was considered that the danger had passed.
    On Saturday morning, however, the south west wind carried the fire up another gully and only excellent work by the brigade and others saved the houses of Miss Elliot and Lieut Colonel Campbell. The wind was working round toward the township. To prevent that danger the brigade under the direction of the captain (Mr a'Beckett) burnt a break of about three quarters of a mile.19

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Julie Jamieson & Audrey Ridgway."
  2. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2782-212 - Christine Maybelle Drake excised 2 acres to Olive May Elliott of Merlewood Upper Beaconsfield Spinster - C/T 5392-348.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5392-348 - Olive May Elliott divided property into two parts - C/T 8627-161 C/T 8327-162.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8627-161 - Olive May Elliott to Robert James Lionel Funnell Foreman and Betty Lorraine Funnell Married Woman both of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P8, unit 611;     VPRS 7591/P4, unit 783.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8327-162 - Olive May Elliott died on 17 Mar 1978 probate of her will granted to Annette Olive Williams of Elgar Road Box Hill North married woman - property transferred to Betty Funnell of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Supervisor.
  10. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  13. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  14. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  15. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  16. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  17. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  18. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Feb 1936, p3.
Last Edited1 Jul 2018

Joseph Henry Dowling

M, #1765, b. 28 Nov 1875, d. 12 Oct 1945
Birth*28 Nov 1875 No 3 South City, Dublin, Ireland. [par Robert DOWLING & Louisa Anne YOAKLY]1,2 
Marriage*Sep 1920 Spouse: Eva Letitia Haughton. Dublin North, Ireland, Sep Q [Dublin North] 2 485.3
 
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1937 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), 47 Armstrong Road. Transfer from Violette Elizabeth Gordon to Joseph Henry Dowling Eva Letitia Dowling. 1a 0r 5 6/10 p.4 
Death*12 Oct 1945 'Lyndhurst', Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D22184 (Age 69) [son of Robert DOWLING & Louise TOAKLEY].5 
Death-Notice*13 Oct 1945DOWLING.-On October 12, at his residence, Lyndhurst, Upper Beaconsfield. Joseph Henry, dearly loved husband of Eva Dowling, late of 12 Fleet street and Belgrave Square, Dublin.6 
Land-Note*12 Feb 1951 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part): Eva Letitia Dowling the survivor of the proprietors named herein is by direction of the Commissioner of Titles now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1901Robert DOWLING, Mount Pleasant Avenue Upper, Rathmines & Rathgar East, Dublin, IrelandAge 26 - Clerk Drapery - Methodist8
1911Louise Anna DOWLING, Kensington Villas, Rathmines & Rathgar East, Dublin, IrelandAge 36 - Clerk in Drapery Merchants9
1931'Clovelly House', Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Eva Letitia Dowling.10
1934"Lyndhurst", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: boot repairer. With Eva Letitia Dowling.11
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Eva Letitia Haughton.12

Grave

  • Plot 1-011-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia13,14

Family

Eva Letitia Haughton b. 13 Apr 1898, d. Feb 1986
Children 1.Muriel Letitia Dowling b. 1 May 1922, d. 6 Nov 2003
 2.Robert Henry H Dowling b. 5 Sep 1925, d. 14 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    birthdate 26 Nov 1871 seems too early - perhaps one son died, and second son with same name was not registered?
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 17877/P1/1 Application for sustenance B538 (birth date).
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2155-961 - Joseph Henry Dowling Gentleman and Eva Letitia Dowling Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Oct 1945, p18.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2155-961 - Eva Letitia Dowling the survivor of the proprietors named herein is by direction of the Commissioner of Titles now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.
  8. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, 1901 census of Ireland - all read and write
    Dowling     Robert 63 Male Head of Family Methodist Co Wicklow Warehouseman Drapery Married
    Dowling     Louisa Anna 57 Female Wife Methodist City of Dublin Warehouseman Drapery Married
    Dowling     Annie Letita 37 Female Daughter Methodist Co of Carlow No Business Not Married
    Dowling William Richard 34 Son Methodist City of Dublin Clerk Builder Not Married
    Dowling Joseph Henry 26 Son Methodist City of Dublin Clerk Drapery Not Married
    Dowling Louisa Elizabeth 22 Daughter Methodist City of Dublin No Business Not Married
    Dickson Sarah Watson 91 Boarder Irish Church City of Dublin Annuities Widow
    Gallaghar Mary 27 Servant Roman Catholic City of Dublin General Servant Domestic Not Married.
  9. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, 1911 census of Ireland -
    Dowling Louise Anna 69 Female Head of Family Methodist Dublin City Read and write Widow 7 children 5 living
    Dowling Anna Letitia 47 Female Daughter Methodist Co Carlow Teacher of Music Read and write Single
    Dowling Joseph Henry 36 Male Son Methodist Dublin City Clerk in Drapery Merchants Read and write Single
    Coper William 20 Male Boarder Irish Church England Drapers Assistant Read and write Single
    Donaldson Saidie E 21 Female Visitor Methodist Co Wicklow Governess Read and write Single
    Murphy Kate 21 Female Servant Catholic Dublin City General Servant Domestic Read Single.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  12. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  13. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-011-B     Dowling     J.H. M 69 13/10/1945 1165.
  14. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Berwick Cemetery Photographs: bw2332.
Last Edited7 Jan 2018

Eva Letitia Haughton

F, #1766, b. 13 Apr 1898, d. Feb 1986
Married NameDowling. 
Birth*13 Apr 1898 Dublin South, Ireland, Jun Q [Dublin South] 2 575.1 
Marriage*Sep 1920 Spouse: Joseph Henry Dowling. Dublin North, Ireland, Sep Q [Dublin North] 2 485.2
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac11 Jun 1937 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), 47 Armstrong Road. Transfer from Violette Elizabeth Gordon to Joseph Henry Dowling Eva Letitia Dowling. 1a 0r 5 6/10 p.3 
Widow12 Oct 1945She became a widow upon the death of her husband Joseph Henry Dowling.4 
Land-Note*12 Feb 1951 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part): Eva Letitia Dowling the survivor of the proprietors named herein is by direction of the Commissioner of Titles now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.5 
Land-UBeac*28 Sep 1973 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), 47 Salisbury Road. Transfer from Eva Letitia Dowling to Ronald Leslie Hill. 1a 0r 5 6/10 p (Caveat lodged 20 Aug 1965.)6 
Death*Feb 1986 Carrum, VIC, Australia, #D5548 (Age 87) [par William Henry HAUGHTON & Sarah Letitia McWILLIAMS].7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1901William Henry HAUGHTON, Great Charles Street, Mountjoy, Dublin, IrelandAge 28
1911William Henry HAUGHTON, House 22 Bessborough Terrace, Circular Road, Dublin North, IrelandAge 13 - Scholar9
1931'Clovelly House', Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joseph Henry Dowling.10
1934"Lyndhurst", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joseph Henry Dowling.11
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joseph Henry Dowling.12
1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia12
1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaWith Robert Henry H Dowling.12
1963Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Muriel Letitia Dowling.13
bt 1968 - 1980698 Nepean Highway, Carrum, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Muriel Letitia Dowling.14,15

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia16

Family

Joseph Henry Dowling b. 28 Nov 1875, d. 12 Oct 1945
Children 1.Muriel Letitia Dowling b. 1 May 1922, d. 6 Nov 2003
 2.Robert Henry H Dowling b. 5 Sep 1925, d. 14 Jul 2003

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Dec 1939, OFFICIALS OF CWA - BEACONSFIELD UPPER - At the annual meeting of the Country Womens Association the following officers were elected -President Mrs B Nevins; vice presidents Mesdames L Buckley and L Osborn ; sectetary Mrs G Colles ; treasurer Mrs E Dowling.17
  • 23 Jan 1951, A CARAVAN tour honeymoon in the Gippsland Lakes district follows the marriage of Miss Kathleen Wakley and Mr. Robert Dowling, celebrated in St. John's Presbyterian Church, Elsternwick.
    An ivory satin gown with a finger-tip veil held in place with gardenias was worn by the bride, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Wakley, of Officer.
    Her attendants, Misses Nancy Graham and Beryl Watson, wore frocks of light green taffetas with juliet caps trimmed with pink feathers.
    The bridegroom, only son of Mrs. J. Dowling, of Upper Beaconsfield, was attended by Dr. J. Nixon and Mr. V. Wakley, the bride's brother.18

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2155-961 - Joseph Henry Dowling Gentleman and Eva Letitia Dowling Married Woman both of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2155-961 - Eva Letitia Dowling the survivor of the proprietors named herein is by direction of the Commissioner of Titles now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2155-961 2nd ed. - Ronald Leslie Hill Farmer and Doreen Helen Hill Married Woman both of Salisbury Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D5548 birthplace Dublin Ireland."
  8. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, 1901 census of Ireland - all Church of Ireland, all born Dublin City (except boarder)
    Haughton William Henry     26 Male     Head of Family Auctioneers Clerk Read and write Married
    Haughton Letitia 24 Female Wife Read and write Married
    Haughton Eva 2 Female Daughter Dublin City
    Haughton Gertrude Female Daughter Scholar
    Haughton May 27 Female Sister Read and write Not Married
    Ballantyne John 28 Male Boarder Church of Ireland born Scotland Telegraphist Read and write Not Married.
  9. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, 1911 census of Ireland - all Church of Ireland, all born Dublin City
    Haughton Wm Henry 35 Male Book Keeper Read and write     Married     15 years
    Haughton Letitia 32 Female Read and write Married 2 children 2 living
    Haughton Eva 13 Female Scholar Read and write      Single
    Haughton Gerty 11 Female Scholar Read and write Single.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  12. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  13. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  14. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  15. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  16. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Dec 1939, p10.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jan 1951, p7.
Last Edited28 Jul 2016

Isabel Blanche Maud Wilson

F, #1767, b. 1872, d. 3 Apr 1962
Father*James Airth Wilson b. 1832, d. 1898
Mother*Isabel Pardoe Tarte b. 1831, d. 2 Mar 1906
Married NameFrancis. 
Birth*1872 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B21101.1 
Marriage*20 Sep 1917 Spouse: Rawson Parke Francis. All Saints', East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M5105.2
 
Marriage-Notice*13 Oct 1917FRANCIS—WILSON.—On the 20th September, at All Saints' East St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. W. Ashton, Rawson Park Francis, of "Inglesby," South Yarra, to Isabel Blanche, daughter of the late J. A. Wilson, of Ballarat.3 
Note*1922 Evelyn Maude Bannan Maude BANNAN worked for Mrs FRANCIS from 1922, first as a domestic, then chief cook and "bottle cleaner", and later made all her clothes. During the war years they stayed at Inglesby.4 
Land-UBeac*17 Nov 1939 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (10.11.12.13 part). Transfer from Rawson Parke Francis to Isabel Blanche Maud Francis.5,6 
Anecdote*c 1940"Inglesby" was sited exactly opposite Applecross and in the late 20's and early 30's was owned by Rawson Francis and his wife. When Rawson became very ill, Blanche learned to drive, and bought a car, and would drive to Melbourne with Helen Hudson to see her husband in hospital.7 
Widow23 Sep 1940She became a widow upon the death of her husband Rawson Parke Francis.8 
Land-Note*a 23 Sep 1940 GEM-D-3 (part): Rawson Parke Francis' widow Isabel Blanche Maud Francis continued to live at 'Inglesby' until about 1960. 
Death*3 Apr 1962 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D6082 (Age 89) [par James A WILSON & Isabel Pardoe PARTE].8 
Death-Notice*5 Apr 1962FRANCIS.—On April 3, at South Yarra, Blanche, dearly loved wife of the late Rawson Parke Francis late of "Inglesby", Beaconsfield Upper. In her 90th year.9 
Land-Note*19 Oct 1962 Isabel Blanche Maud Francis (herein called Isabel Blanche Francis) died on 3rd April 1962. Probate of her will has been granted to The Union Trustee Company of Australia Limited of 333 Collins Street Melbourne and Seymour Airth Wilson of 25 Sturt Street Ballarat Dentist.10 
Land-UBeac*19 Oct 1962 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (10.11.12.13 part). Transfer from Isabel Blanche Maud Francis to Seymour Airth 'Bob' Wilson Geoffrey Thomas Wilson.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1926 - 1934"Ingleby", St Georges Parade, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Rawson Parke Francis.12,13,14,15,16
1954Ingleby, St Georges Parade, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.17

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia18

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Oct 1917, p13.
  4. [S363] Maureen BANNAN "Phone Call 28 Apr 2019."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6100-866 - Isabel Blanche Francis of "Inglesby" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1937 - pt Lot 11 NAV 20 ; 1938 - Isabel NAV 20
    1939 - House NAV 20 ; 1940 House NAV 25.
  7. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Information from Helen Hudson given to Charles Wilson c1994."
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 5 Apr 1962, p16.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6100-866 - Isabel Blanche Maud Francis (herein called Isabel Blanche Francis) died on 3rd April 1962. Probate of her will has been granted to The Union Trustee Company of Australia Limited of 333 Collins Street Melbourne and Seymour Airth Wilson of 25 Sturt Street Ballarat Dentist.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6100-866 - Seymour Airth Wilson of 25 Sturt Street Ballarat Dentist and Geoffrey Thomas Wilson of Carcoola Private Bag Ballarat Stock and Station Agent - tenants in common in equal shares.
  12. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  13. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  14. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  15. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  16. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  17. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  18. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited28 Apr 2019

Thomas Gilpin

M, #1769, b. 1868, d. 1938
Birth*1868 Curragh, Ireland?.1 
Marriage*1894 Spouse: Margaret Ellen Halligan. VIC, Australia, #M5414.2
 
Widower6 Feb 1936Thomas Gilpin became a widower upon the death of his wife Margaret Ellen Halligan.3 
Death*1938 North Essendon, VIC, Australia, #D157 age 70 [par James GILPIN & Elizabeth ALLEN].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Margaret Ellen Gilpin.4,5
bt 1912 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Margaret Ellen Gilpin.6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22

Grave

  • Plot 4-106+A+ B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Isobel Francis Gilpin died February 5th 1909 aged 3 years 4 months also Rupert James Rice died June 15th 1929 aged 1 year 10 months Thy will be done23

Family

Margaret Ellen Halligan b. 1866, d. 6 Feb 1936
Children 1.Annie Eliza Gilpin+ b. 1896
 2.Isobel Frances Gilpin b. 1905, d. 5 Feb 1909

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Mar 1913, THIS DAY. At Half-past 3 o'Clock. On the Ground. BERWICK, BEACONSFIELD DISTRICT. PUBLIC AUCTION. GOOD LITTLE FARM, of 20 Acres Rich Flats, Creek Frontage (Known as Mr. Gilpin's.) ...
    GEO. W. MARTIN and Co., Auctioneers, have every confidence in commending this sale to the consideration of those in search of either a small farm, orchard, or mountain home site.24
  • 6 Nov 1913, Alleged Ill-Treatment of a Boy. Schoolmaster Exculpated.
    At the Berwick Police Court last week Thomas Gilpin, on behalf of his son Leslie, aged 9 years, proceeded against E. Williams, head teacher of the Beaconsfield State school on a charge of assault. Mr. Macpherson appeared for complain ant and Mr Rhoden for defendant.
    The statements adduced in evidence were that the boy Leslie Gilpin attended the Beaconsfield school. On the 14th inst some trouble arose at the school over a pencil and the boy was strapped on the legs. Mrs. Gilpin said that the boy's legs were bruised and he was generally upset by the strapping.
    Dr. Langmore who examined the boy, said he found marks of the bruises but could not say that they were due to any excessive punishment.
    Two lads, Bernard Sugden Rudduck and Walter Rogers, who were at the school on the day when the boy was punished also gave evidence. At the close of the case for the prosecution Mr. Rhoden asked that the case be dismissed and that his client should not be called. He said the boy had not been excessively punished, no more than needed to ensure proper school discipline. Mr. Harris, P.M., said the Bench were of opinion that no assault had been proved and there was nothing for the defendant to answer. The case would therefore be dismissed, the complainant to pay £1 1/ costs.25
  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.26

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D157 age 70 [par James GILPIN & Elizabeth ALLEN]."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M5414."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  5. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  6. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  7. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  10. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  11. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  12. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  13. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  14. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  15. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  16. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  17. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  18. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  19. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  20. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  21. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  22. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  23. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-106-A     Gilpin     T.     M     70     7/01/1938     986
    4-106-B     Gilpin     Isabel     F     3     7/02/1909     449
    4-106-B     Gilpin     M.B.      F     70     8/02/1936     945
    4-106     Rice     R.J.          17     16/06/1929     806.
  24. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 22 Mar 1913, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201140202
  25. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 6 Nov 1913, p2.
  26. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
Last Edited26 May 2018

Margaret Ellen Halligan

F, #1770, b. 1866, d. 6 Feb 1936
Married NameGilpin. 
Birth*1866 Bonnie Doon, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1894 Spouse: Thomas Gilpin. VIC, Australia, #M5414.2
 
Land-UBeac*3 Nov 1920 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 22). Transfer from Louisa Preece to Margaret Ellen Gilpin. 19a 1r 3 7/10p.3 
Death*6 Feb 1936 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D13359 age 70 [par William HALLIGAN & Annie BROWNLEE].4 
Land-Note*29 Apr 1940 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 22): Margaret Ellen Gilpin died on 6th February 1936. Probate of her will has been granted to Annie Eiza Rice of Rosedale Married Woman.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Sep 1945 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 22). Transfer from Margaret Ellen Gilpin to John 'Jack' Roberts Cooper Lillie Cooper. 19a 1r 3 7/10p - caveat was lodged 14 May 1940.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Gilpin.7,8
bt 1912 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Gilpin.9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25

Grave

  • Plot 4-106+A+ B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Isobel Francis Gilpin died February 5th 1909 aged 3 years 4 months also Rupert James Rice died June 15th 1929 aged 1 year 10 months Thy will be done26

Family

Thomas Gilpin b. 1868, d. 1938
Children 1.Annie Eliza Gilpin+ b. 1896
 2.Isobel Frances Gilpin b. 1905, d. 5 Feb 1909

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D13359 age 70 [par William HALLIGAN & Annie BROWNLEE]."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M5414."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3886-191 - Margaret Ellen Gilpin of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 4387-232.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4387-232 - Margaret Ellen Gilpin died on 6th February 1936. Probate of her will has been granted to Annie Eiza Rice of Rosedale Married Woman.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4387-232 - John Robert Cooper of Beaconsfield Farmer and Lillie Cooper of Berwick Married Woman - caveat was lodged 14 May 1940.
  7. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  10. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  15. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  18. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  19. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  20. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  21. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  22. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  23. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  24. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  25. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  26. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-106-A     Gilpin     T.     M     70     7/01/1938     986
    4-106-B     Gilpin     Isabel     F     3     7/02/1909     449
    4-106-B     Gilpin     M.B.      F     70     8/02/1936     945
    4-106     Rice     R.J.          17     16/06/1929     806.
Last Edited14 Mar 2016
 

NOTE

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