Sophia Fell

F, #17971, b. 1856, d. 11 Nov 1939
Married NameSterry. 
Birth*1856 Douglas, Isle of Man.1 
Marriage*4 Jan 1888 Spouse: William Ely Sterry. North Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M451.1
 
Land-UBeac*9 Nov 1911 PAK-77. Transfer from Eliza Jane Hodgson to Sophia Sterry. 40a 2r 31p.2 
Land-UBeac*18 Jan 1916 PAK-77. Transfer from Sophia Sterry to Robert Henry Pridham. 40a 2r 31p.3 
Death*11 Nov 1939 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D11003 (Age 83) [par James FELL & Catherine COWIN].4 
Death-Notice*13 Nov 1939STERRY.—On the 11th November, at her residence, 16 Chloris crescent, Caulfield, Sophia, the dearly beloved wife of William E. Sterry, and loving mother of Thomas, Florrie (Mrs. Stan. Stuart), Reginald (deceased), Olive (Mrs. Mawson), and dearly loved nana of Bill, Dorothy, Yvonne (deceased), and Valerie. —Peacefully sleeping.5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Jan 1938: STERRY-FELL. - Mr. and Mrs William E Sterry announce with pleasure the 50th anniversary of their marriage, celebrated at North Fitzroy, on the 4th January, 1888 by the Rev P. R. C. Ussher. Present address 16 Chloris crescent, Caulfield. William Ely Sterry6

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2079-723 - Sophia Sterry of 18 Lewisham Road Windsor Married Woman.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2079-723 - Robert Henry Pridham of Beaconsfield Meat Salesman - C/T 3939-672.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth DOUGLAS ISLE OF MAN."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 13 Nov 1939, p4.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 4 Jan 1938, p11.
Last Edited28 May 2020

William Ely Sterry

M, #17972, b. 1866, d. 26 May 1953
Birth*1866 Carlton, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*4 Jan 1888 Spouse: Sophia Fell. North Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M451.2
 
Widower11 Nov 1939William Ely Sterry became a widower upon the death of his wife Sophia Fell.3 
Death*26 May 1953 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D5502 (Age 87) [par William Ely STERRY & Mary Unknown].4,5 
Death-Notice*27 May 1953STERRY, William Ely.—On May 26 at the Alfred Hospital dearly loved husband of Catherine of 22 Taylor street Brighton.
STERRY, William.—On May 26, loved father of Thomas (deceased), father-in-law of Hettie, grandfather of Bill, great-grandfather of Leigh. -At rest.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Jan 1938: STERRY-FELL. - Mr. and Mrs William E Sterry announce with pleasure the 50th anniversary of their marriage, celebrated at North Fitzroy, on the 4th January, 1888 by the Rev P. R. C. Ussher. Present address 16 Chloris crescent, Caulfield. Sophia Fell7

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "parents marriage William Ely STERRY & Mary CRAIG in 1865."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth DOUGLAS ISLE OF MAN."
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth CARLTON."
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
    Springvale botanical cemetery Melaleuca, Garden M1, Bed 3, Rose 25 - Service 27 May 1953.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 27 May 1953, p13.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 4 Jan 1938, p11.
Last Edited28 May 2020

Robert Henry Pridham

M, #17973, b. 1878, d. 7 Jul 1956
Father*Alfred William Pridham b. 1851, d. 5 Feb 1920
Mother*Mary Cox b. 1853, d. 7 Aug 1886
Probate (Will)* 503/882. Robert H H Pridham; W Brunswick; Gent; Date of grant: 6 Sep 1956 ; Date of death: 7 Jul 1956.1 
Birth*1878 Footscray, VIC, Australia, #B9139/1878 (par Alfred PRIDHAM & Mary Louisa COX) - as Robert Henry Hugh PRIDHAM.2 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Ida Augusta Corrilie Crook. VIC, Australia, #M6747/1902, Robt Hy Hugh PRIDHAM & Ida Augusta Corrilie CROOK.3
 
Widower7 May 1907Robert Henry Pridham became a widower upon the death of his wife Ida Augusta Corrilie Crook.4 
Marriage*1909 Spouse: Catherine McNee. VIC, Australia, #M934/1909, Robt PRIDHAM & Cath MCNEE.5
 
Note1910 Daughter: #B1551/1910 (par Robt Hy PRIDHAM & Cath MCNEE) - as Mary Clarice PRIDHAM, Birth registered at Carlton, Vic, Australia.6 
Note*1913 Son: #B28987/1913 (par Robt Hy PRIDHAM & Cath MCNEE) - as Robt Alf PRIDHAM, Birth registered at Carlton, Vic, Australia.7 
Land-UBeac*18 Jan 1916 PAK-77. Transfer from Sophia Sterry to Robert Henry Pridham. 40a 2r 31p.8 
Note12 May 1919 Son: #B9573/1919 (par Robt PRIDHAM & Cath MCNIE) - as Hy Hugh PRIDHAM, Birth registered at Carlton, Vic, Australia.9,10 
Note12 Dec 1922 Daughter: Margaret Catharine “Peggy” Pridham, born 12 Dec 1922.11,12 
Land-UBeac*10 Mar 1924 PAK-77. Transfer from Robert Henry Pridham to William James Pridham. 40a 2r 31p.13 
Death*7 Jul 1956 Brunswick East, VIC, Australia, #D8016/1956 (Age 77) (par Alfred William PRIDHAM & May COX) - as Robert Henry PRIDHAM.14 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1942 - 195410 Somme Parade, Edithvale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: buyer. With Catherine Pridham. With Ivy Alfreda Rose Pridham.15,16,17
195436 Daly Street, Brunswick West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Catherine Pridham. With Ivy Alfreda Rose Pridham.17

Grave

  • RC-Comp-Z-No-1287, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Robert Henry PRIDHAM loved husband of Catherine died 7 Jul 1956, age 77 years also Catherine loved wife of above died 17 Nov 1968, 88 years.18,19

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0004, 503/882
    VPRS 7591/P0003, 503/882.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B9139/1878 (par Alfred Alfred PRIDHAM & Mary Louisa COX) - as Robert Henry Hugh PRIDHAM, Birth registered at Fo Ot, Australia."
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M6747/1902, Robt Hy Hugh PRIDHAM & Ida Augusta Corrilie CROOK."
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D3815/1907 (Age 25) (par Alfd CROOK & Annie Marion FAHEY) - as Ida Augusta Corallie PRIDHAM, Death registered at Brswk, Australia."
  5. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M934/1909, Robt PRIDHAM & Cath MCNEE."
  6. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "daughter: #B1551/1910 (par Robt Hy PRIDHAM & Cath MCNEE) - as Mary Clarice PRIDHAM, Birth registered at Carlton, Vic, Australia."
  7. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "son: #B28987/1913 (par Robt Hy PRIDHAM & Cath MCNEE) - as Robt Alf PRIDHAM, Birth registered at Carlton, Vic, Australia."
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2079-723 - Robert Henry Pridham of Beaconsfield Meat Salesman - C/T 3939-672.
  9. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B9573/1919 (par Robt PRIDHAM & Cath MCNIE) - as Hy Hugh PRIDHAM, Birth registered at Carlton, Vic, Australia."
  10. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au
    PRIDHAM, HENRY HUGH, Date and Place of Birth: 12 May 1919, CARLTON, VIC
    Next of Kin: PRIDHAM, B
    Service: Australian Army, SERN VX60231 (V44634)
    Date and Place of Enlistment: 6 Jan 1940, MOONEE PONDS, VIC, Locality on Enlistment: FLEMINGTON, VIC
    Date of Discharge and last posting: 8 Jan 1946, 2/1 Field Company, Rank: Sapper
    Prisoner of War: No, Honours: None for display.
  11. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Springvale War Cemetery, Springvale, Greater Dandenong City, Victoria, Australia, Plot: 2.O.B.8., https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55964687
    Grave of Sgt Margaret Catharine “Peggy” Pridham (12 Dec 1922-21 Mar 1947)
    Sergeant, Australian Women's Army Service. VFX128389 Age: 24.
    Unit : Aust Army Medical Womens Service LHQ Dental Stores, Margaret died of illness at Heidelberg Military Hospital.
    Her name is located at panel 96 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).
    Daughter of Robert Henry Hugh and Catherine Pridham, of Edithvale."
  12. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au
    PRIDHAM, MARGARET, Date and Place of Birth: 12 Dec 1922, MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin: PRIDHAM, ROBERT
    Service: Australian Army, SERN VFX128389
    Date and Place of Enlistment: 12 Apr 1944, CARLTON, VIC, Locality on Enlistment: EDITHVALE, VIC
    , Rank: Staff Sergeant
    Roll of Honour: Not Yet Known Prisoner of War: No, Honours: None for display.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3939-672 - William James Pridham of Middle Road Beaconsfield Manufacturer.
  14. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D8016/1956 (Age 77) (par Alfred William PRIDHAM & May COX) - as Robert Henry PRIDHAM, born Melbourne. Death registered at Brunswick East, Australia."
  15. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942 "and Robert Alfred Pridham (manager)."
  16. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  17. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  18. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton North, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia, Plot: MGC-RC-Comp-Z-No-1287, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196990632
    Grave of Robert Henry Pridham (1879-7 Jul 1956)."
  19. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997
    Memorials Inscriptions were transcribed by volunteers of the Port Phillip Pioneers Group Inc.
Last Edited22 Feb 2022

Alfred William Pridham

M, #17974, b. 1851, d. 5 Feb 1920
Probate (Will)* 171/269. Alfred Pridham; Flemington; Gentleman; Date of grant: 16 Apr 1920 ; Date of death: 5 Feb 1920.1 
Birth*1851 
Marriage*22 Oct 1873 Spouse: Mary Cox. Keilor Church, Keilor, VIC, Australia, #M4196/1873, Alfred PRIDHAM & Mary Louisa COX.2
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Oct 1873PRIDHAM—COX.—On the 22nd inst., at Keilor Church, by the Rev. Father Hoyne, Alfred, second son of Robert Pridham, Esq., Flemington, to Mary Louisa, fourth daughter of Thomas Cox, Esq., of Essendon. Home papers please copy.3 
Widower7 Aug 1886Alfred William Pridham became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Cox.4 
Note*31 Dec 1889 Second marriage: #M8200/1889, Alfd PRIDHAM & Robina YOULDEN.5 
Marriage-Notice*4 Feb 1890PRIDHAM—YOULDEN.—On the 31st December, at the residence of the bride's parents, Hawthorn, by the Rev. James Ballantyne, Alfred Pridham, second son of the late R. Pridham, Flemington, to Robina, second daughter of E. Youlden.6 
Death*5 Feb 1920 Flemington, VIC, Australia, #D1628/1920 (Age 69) (par Robert PRIDHAM & Rose WILLIAMS) - as Alfd PRIDHAM.7 
Death-Notice*6 Feb 1920PRIDHAM.—At his residence, "Lillfern," 85 Mt. Alexander road, Flemington, Alfred, the beloved husband of Robina Pridham, late of the Metropolitan Market, North Melbourne, aged 69 years. (Private interment.)8 

Family

Mary Cox b. 1853, d. 7 Aug 1886
Children 1.Thomas Frederick Pridham b. 1876, d. 6 Aug 1926
 2.Robert Henry Pridham+ b. 1878, d. 7 Jul 1956
 3.William James Pridham+ b. 1880, d. 4 Sep 1951

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0003, 171/269.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M4196/1873, Alfred PRIDHAM & Mary Louisa COX."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Oct 1873, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5874376
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D9040/1886 (Age 33) (par Thos COX & Helen) - as Mary Louisa PRIDHAM, Death registered at Essendon, Australia. Spouse Alfred PRIDHAM."
  5. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M8200/1889, Alfd PRIDHAM & Robina YOULDEN."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 4 Feb 1890, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8587197
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D1628/1920 (Age 69) (par Robert PRIDHAM & Rose WILLIAMS) - as Alfd PRIDHAM, Death registered at Flton, Australia."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 6 Feb 1920, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1676192
Last Edited25 Feb 2022

Mary Cox

F, #17975, b. 1853, d. 7 Aug 1886
Married NamePridham. 
Birth*1853 
Marriage*22 Oct 1873 Spouse: Alfred William Pridham. Keilor Church, Keilor, VIC, Australia, #M4196/1873, Alfred PRIDHAM & Mary Louisa COX.1
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Oct 1873PRIDHAM—COX.—On the 22nd inst., at Keilor Church, by the Rev. Father Hoyne, Alfred, second son of Robert Pridham, Esq., Flemington, to Mary Louisa, fourth daughter of Thomas Cox, Esq., of Essendon. Home papers please copy.2 
Death*7 Aug 1886 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #D9040/1886 (Age 33) (par Thos COX & Helen) - as Mary Louisa PRIDHAM.3 
Death-Notice*7 Aug 1906PRIDHAM.—In loving remembrance of our dear mother, Mary Louisa, who passed away on the 7th August, 1886.
'Tis twenty years ago to-day
Since our dear mother passed away;
Sweet to our memory, dear to our hearts,
Our love to her memory never shall part.
I know that our years, be they many or few,
Will be years of loving remembrance of you.
—(Inserted by her her loving sons, A. P., T. P., R. P., W. P., S. P.)4 

Family

Alfred William Pridham b. 1851, d. 5 Feb 1920
Children 1.Thomas Frederick Pridham b. 1876, d. 6 Aug 1926
 2.Robert Henry Pridham+ b. 1878, d. 7 Jul 1956
 3.William James Pridham+ b. 1880, d. 4 Sep 1951

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M4196/1873, Alfred PRIDHAM & Mary Louisa COX."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Oct 1873, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5874376
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D9040/1886 (Age 33) (par Thos COX & Helen) - as Mary Louisa PRIDHAM, Death registered at Essendon, Australia. Spouse Alfred PRIDHAM."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 7 Aug 1906, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9660145
Last Edited25 Feb 2022

John Coutts

M, #17980
Land-UBeac*a 14 Jan 1895 GEM-C-49. Transfer from The Union Trustee Company of Australia Ltd to John Coutts. 19a 2r 32p.1 
Land-Note*14 Jan 1895 GEM-C-49: Mortgagee: Joseph Antony De Morton. Discharged 11 Jun 1895. Mortgagor was John Coutts.2 
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1895 GEM-C-49. Transfer from John Coutts to Percy Dynes Wheeler. 19a 2r 32p.3 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-608 - John Coutts of Morphett Terrace Ascot Vale Carpenter.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-608 - Mortgage No 162174 to Joseph Antony De Morton. Discharged 11 Jun 1895.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-608 - Percy Dynes Wheeler of 218 Queen Street Melbourne Contractor.
Last Edited7 Aug 2017

Percy Dynes Wheeler

M, #17981
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1895 GEM-C-49. Transfer from John Coutts to Percy Dynes Wheeler. 19a 2r 32p.1 
Land-Note*17 Apr 1896 GEM-C-49: Mortgagee: Charles Ryan, William Hoolahan and Patrick Cunningham. Discharged 23 July 1896. Mortgagor was Percy Dynes Wheeler.2 
Land-UBeac*23 Jul 1896 GEM-C-49. Transfer from Percy Dynes Wheeler to Thomas Clarendon. 19a 2r 32p.3 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-608 - Percy Dynes Wheeler of 218 Queen Street Melbourne Contractor.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-608 - Mortgage No 170538 to Charles Ryan, William Hoolahan and Patrick Cunningham. Discharged 23 July 1896.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1114-608 - Thomas Clarendon of Beaconsfield Farmer - C/T 2618-460.
Last Edited7 Aug 2017

Archibald Hall Ford

M, #17982, b. 1900, d. 1979
Birth*1900 Dundee, Scotland. 
Land-UBeac19 Jun 1958 GEM-C-43 (part). Transfer from Dalkeith George Noel Chambers to Archibald Hall Ford. 13a 0r 5p.1 
Land-UBeac*19 Jun 1958 GEM-C-49. Transfer from Dalkeith George Noel Chambers to Archibald Hall Ford. 19a 2r 32p.2 
Land-UBeac*25 Sep 1963 GEM-C-49. Transfer from Archibald Hall Ford to Keith Allan Bathurst Dorothy Irene Bathurst. 19a 2r 32p - bought 1958.3,4 
Land-UBeac25 Sep 1963 GEM-C-43 (part). Transfer from Archibald Hall Ford to Keith Allan Bathurst Dorothy Irene Bathurst. 13a 0r 5p - bought 1958.5,4 
Death*1979 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D21711 (Age 79) [par William FORD & Margaret KEY].6 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-715 - Archibald Hall Ford of 27 Montana Parade Croydon Sawmill Proprietor - C/T 8196-317.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2618-460 - Archibald Hall Ford of 27 Montana Parade Croydon Sawmill Proprietor - C/T 8196-316.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8196-316 - Keith Allan Bathurst Funeral Director and Dorothy Irene Bathurst Married Woman both of Waverley Road Glen Waverley - joint proprietors.
  4. [S71] Linda McKay said in an email (15 AUg 2020) that her father bought the property in 1958.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8196-317 - Keith Allan Bathurst Funeral Director and Dorothy Irene Bathurst Married Woman both of Waverley Road Glen Waverley - joint proprietors.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Dundee Scotland."
Last Edited17 Aug 2020
 

NOTE

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Some individuals may be featured because members of their family were associated with the Upper Beaconsfield area, even though they themselves never lived here.