William John Collyer

M, #2071, b. 1849, d. 9 Jul 1922
Father*John Collyer b. c 1818, d. c Jul 1853
Mother*Louisa Gutsole b. 1825
Birth*1849 London, England. 
Land-UBeac8 Apr 1879William John Collyer selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-4. 312a 0r 39p.1,2,3 
Land-Note*2 Oct 1885 GEM-E-4: By 2 October 1885 William John Collyer had been residing on his selection for six years, and had built a two-roomed wooden dwelling-house, measuring 23 x 15 feet, as well as stabling, a cowshed and a pigstye, built from wood and bark. He had fenced his selection and his neighbours were Mr Pither, Mr Fox and Mr Buck. He also planted an orchard of about 4 acres with 315 trees. An inspection by the mounted constable stated that the land was all enclosed, but that Collyer was residing on the selection for about 6 months every year, and that the cowshed and pigstye were in a dilapidated state.
The next declaration in December 1885 again showed the fencing and buildings and detailed some covered and some opened drains that had been laid. Collyer stated that his house had now a store and wash house attached, and that he was residing on the property for nine months of the year, the remaining three months he was living at the Grand Hotel in Queenscliff, which was about 70 miles away. He valued his improvements at £573.
Collyer did not have any family. He stated that the land was very poor and covered with bayonet grass, and that it was utterly impossible to make a living on it. Neither cattle nor sheep would live on it.

In November 1886 Collyer first applied for a crown grant for a part of the selection (about 109 acres), stating that he wished to subdivide this portion and sell it in small allotments. Then he stated that he was ready to purchase the whole area, and two days later he applied for a transfer of leasehold for part of the selection, ie the 109 acres mentioned in the first instance. He transferred the lease for 109 acres, now known as GEM-E-4A to his uncle George Gutsole on 13 Nov 1886, and George Gutsol(e) transferred it back to William John Collyer on 30 Nov 1886. Two weeks later the Crown Grant was issued.1 
Land-UBeac*13 Nov 1886 GEM-E-4A. Transfer from William John Collyer to George Gutsole. 109a 2r 17p (100a 1r 17p.)2,4 
Land-UBeac30 Nov 1886 GEM-E-4A. Transfer from George Gutsole to William John Collyer. 109a 2r 24p - Crown Grant for 109a 2r 17p issued on 6 Dec 1886.5,2 
Govt Gazette*24 Dec 1886The article reads: Leases-transfers registered at the Office of Titles, Melbourne 21st December 1886. Corr No 8280 George Gutsol to William John Collyer, farmer, Beaconsfield, Parish of Gembrook, Pt. 4 Section E, 109a 2r 24p.6 
Land-UBeac*13 Jun 1889 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from William John Collyer to Marian Elizabeth Stewart. 4a 3r 21 6/10 p - Lots 3 + 15.7 
Land-Note22 Jul 1889 GEM-E-4B: 202a 1r 19p - Crown Grant issued for this portion of the selection.3 
Land-Note*21 Aug 1889 GEM-E-4B: Mortgagee: The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Ltd. Mortgage No 104960 - not discharged. Mortgagor was William John Collyer.8 
Land-UBeac*1 Oct 1889 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from William John Collyer to Betsy McCall. 9a 1r 12 5/10p - Lot 18.9 
Land-UBeac*21 Oct 1889 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from William John Collyer to Alfred John Hall. 9a 1r 4 2/10p - Lots 1 + 2 + 16 + 17.10 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1892 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from William John Collyer to Marion Jane Smith. 4a 1r 2p. - Lots 4 + 5.11 
Land-UBeac*7 Apr 1892 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from William John Collyer to John Collyer. 39a 2r 24p - Lots 6-14 + 23-26.12 
Land-UBeac*13 Jul 1892 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from William John Collyer to Frederick Charles Sumner. 16a - Lots 19.20 + 29.30.13 
Land-UBeac*a 22 Oct 1892 GEM-E-4B. Transfer from William John Collyer to The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Ltd. 202a 1r 19p.14 
Land-UBeac*8 Jan 1900 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from William John Collyer to James Oliver. 16a 0r 0p - Lots 21-22 + 27-28.15 
Death*9 Jul 1922 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D10817 (Age 73) [par John COLLYER & Louisa GUTSOL].16 
Probate (Will)*7 Sep 1922 184/593 Landowner of Brighton.17 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185132 Hosier Lane, St Sepulchre, London, England(Head of Household) John Collyer;
Age 2
Member(s) of Household: Louisa Gutsole James Collyer18
7 Apr 1861Guildford Street, Chertsey, Surrey, England(Head of Household) Louisa Collyer;
Age 12 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: James Collyer John Collyer19

Newspaper-Articles

  • 31 Jan 1891, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10. In the Rooms, at Twelve O'clock.
    BEACONSFIELD. 202 Acres, And Known as The MOUNTAIN VIEW ESTATE. To City Men, Bankers, and Others.
    MUNRO and BAILLIEU have received instructions to SELL by AUCTION, as above.
    The property is situate on the old Beaconsfield road to Gembrook, at the junction of the two-chain road to Beaconsfield, and immediately fronts the estate of Dr. L L. Smith, and contains 202 acres of undulating land, commanding magnificent views of the bay, French Island, Phillip Island, the Dandenong, Juliet, and Mount Monda Ranges.
    This property, through its particular elevation, is admirably adapted for subdivision.
    The auctioneers direct attention of parties in search of a rural home within a suburban radius.
    Title, certificate.
    Munro and Baillieu, 243 Collins-street.20
  • 16 Feb 1892, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 At Four O'Clock On the Ground MOUNTAIN VIEW ESTATE, At UPPER BEACONSFIELD, Opposite the Residence of the Hon. L. L. Smith, M. P.
    W. BRISBANE has received instructions from W. J. Colyer, Esq, to OFFER by AUCTION,
    on the above date
    A large number of ALLOTMENTS,
    Of from 2 to 5 acres, excellently adapted for residence sites, orchards, or fowl farms.
    The surrounding views are grand beyond all conception.
    The surveyed line of railwav to Gembrook passes through the property. Coach meets the 1.30 p. m. train from Prince's-bridge at Beaconsfield station on the day of sale.
    Further particulars and plans from W Brisbane, auctioneer and financial agent, Prell's buildings, 60 Queen street.21
  • 22 Oct 1892, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20. Mortgagee's Sale. 202 ACRES GEMBROOK, 304 ACRES LILYDALE
    DISTRICT.
    JOHN VALE and SON have received instructions from the mortgagee to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION (through their auctioneer, W. F. Vale), at the rooms, Planet-chambers, 235 Collins-street, on Wednesday, 20th October, at half-past two o'clock,
    Lot 1.-Allotment 4B, Section E, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, containing 202 acres 1 rood 19 perches, fenced in, lightly timbered, suitable for grazing, fruit-growing, or site for country residence
    Plans and further particulars at the rooms.22
  • 2 Jun 1916, I will not be responsible for any debts contracted after this date in my name. William John Collyer.23
  • 12 Oct 1922, THIS DAY, At Half-past Three O'clock. At the Property, Nos. 505, 507, and 509 CHURCH STREET, SOUTH RICHMOND.
    On Great North and South Tram Route.
    TRUSTEE'S REALISING AUCTION IN ESTATE of the LATE WILLIAM JOHN COLLYER
    FORBES PTY. LTD. (T.G. Forbes, auctioneer).
    Is Instrucled to SELL, In Conjunction with D. L. DAVIES and SON, THREE BRICK SHOPS, Each having 3 rooms, brick washhouse, &c.
    Corner No 503 has brick stable or store. Let at 12/6 each weekly.
    LAND 38ft. 3in. by 85ft, road at side and rear.
    Eustace J. Murphy, solicitor, Stalbridge Chambers, 413 Little Collins street, Melbourne.
    Terms, &c, at Forbes Pty. Ltd., 180 Bridge road, Richmond: or D. L. Davies and Son, 121 Swan street, Richmond.24

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 8280/19.20.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1898-418 - William John Collyer of Beaconsfield Farmer.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - William John Collyer of Beaconsfield.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 463-457 + Lease 469-766 - George Gutsol of 189 Cambridge Street Collingwood Baker. Proprietor of Leasehold Estate for 14 years.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 463-457 + Lease 469-766 - William John Collyer of Beaconsfield Farmer.
  6. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "Issue 138, 24 Dec 1886, p3762
    http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/view.cgi."
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1898-418 - William John Collyer to Marian Elizabeth Stewart - C/T 2162-215.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Mortgage No 104960 - not discharged.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1898-418 - William John Collyer to Betsy McCall - C/T 2196-191.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1898-418 - William John Collyer to Alfred John Hall of No 41 Swanston Street Melbourne Boot Manufacturer - C/T 2203-445.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1898-418 - William John Collyer to Marion Smith - C/T 2411-147.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1898-418 - William John Collyer to John Collyer - C/T 2418-445.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1898-418 - William John Collyer to Frederick Charles Sumner of McKinnon Road East Brighton Clerk - C/T 2435-838.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2170-836 - Mortgage No 104960 - not discharged - owner now The Land Mortgage Bank of Victoria Limited.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1898-418 - William John Collyer to James Oliver of No 108 Stoke Street Port Melbourne Laundryman - C/T 2754-717.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  17. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 184/593 Landowner of Brighton.
  18. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1851: Class: HO107; Piece: 1526; Folio: 262; Page: 60; GSU roll: 174756."
  19. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 422; Folio: 23; Page: 1; GSU roll: 542635."
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Jan 1891 p2 also 2 Feb 1891 p2.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Feb 1892, p2.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Oct 1892, p3.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jun 1916 p1.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Oct 1922, p2.
Last Edited30 Jun 2018

Friedrich Wilhelm Prell

M, #2074, b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Friedrich Wilhelm PRELL
(1830-1912)
Occupation* Albert RUSHALL was a partner in Prell's firm and worked for F. W. PRELL for many years. 
Probate (Will) Friederich W Prell. Merchant. Toorak. 27 Apr 1912. 128/017.1 
Birth*28 Jun 1830 Hamburg, Germany.2 
Naturalisation*17 Feb 1853Friedrich Wilhelm Prell was naturalized on 17 Feb 1853; Naturalised in NSW.3
Marriage*2 Mar 1859 Spouse: Jessie Usher Dunlop. Christ Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M390.4
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Mar 1859On the 2nd inst., at Christ's Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. G. H. Gregory, Archibald Stewart, Esq., Oriental Bank Corporation, to Catherine, youngest daughter of the late William Dunlop, Esq., merchant, Edinburgh. At the same time and place, F. William Prell, Esq., merchant, to Jessie Usher, only daughter of the late John Dunlop, Esq., merchant, London.5 
Widower11 Apr 1904Friedrich Wilhelm Prell became a widower upon the death of his wife Jessie Usher Dunlop.6 
Death*27 Apr 1912 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D4027 (Age 82) [par unknown].7 
Probate (Will)*22 Jul 1912 PRELL Friederich Wilhelm of St George's road Toorak Victoria died 27 April 1912 Probate Melbourne to Harry Prell and Albert Edward Ernest Rushall merchants. Effects £4922 6s 6d. Sealed London 22 July. See: Albert Edward Ernest Rushall Harry Prell.8 

Grave

  • C/E E 0374 & C/E E 0375, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In memory of Jessie Usher, dear beloved wife of Friedrich Wilhelm PRELL, b 28 Apr 1835, d 11 Apr 1904, also Friedrich Wilhelm PRELL, husband of above, b 28 Jun 1830, d 27 Apr 1912.9,2

Family

Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Children 1.Jessie Kate Prell+ b. 30 Nov 1859, d. 29 Aug 1921
 2.Frederick William Prell b. 5 Oct 1861, d. 13 Apr 1865
 3.Stuart Hermann Prell+ b. 28 May 1863, d. 1913
 4.Charles Ernest Prell+ b. 15 Aug 1865, d. 1 Jul 1946
 5.Harry Prell+ b. 25 Jun 1867, d. 12 Oct 1929
 6.Constance Mary Prell+ b. 4 Jun 1869, d. 29 Dec 1941
 7.William Alfred Prell b. 22 Nov 1871, d. 25 Jul 1895
 8.Helen Maud Dunlop Prell+ b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 13 Jan 1948

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1864, associated with Southern Insurance Company10
  • 22 Mar 1878, THE SOUTHERN INSURANCE COMPANY (Limited). Head Office-Melbourne.
    Capital : Registered-One Million Sterling. Paid-up-Sixty-two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds.
    DIRECTORS.
    W. K. Thomson, Chairman.
    W. W. Couche
    James Lorimer
    Edward Langton
    F. W. Prell
    W. H. Smith, jun.
    MARINE RISKS accepted on favourable conditions.
    CHAS. RENNIE, Secretary.11
  • 27 Aug 1902, Tea merchants in the toils.
    The collector of customs, at the District Court this morning, charged certain tea firms with "unlawfully importing certain prohibited imports, to wit, tea, which was unfit for human use." The firms interested are: — .... Frederick Wilhelm Prell and Albert Edward Rushall, Queen-street (two charges) ... On the application of Mr. Manger, who appeared for the Crown Law Office, the cases were adjourned by consent to 2nd September.12
  • 25 Oct 1905, WHEAT AGENT CHARGED. In the City Court to-day Alexander Wilson, a young man, was charged with converting 119 bags of wheat the property of F. W. Prell and Co., to his own use. Accused denied the charge. Albert Rushall, a member of the firm of F. W. Prell and Co., said that defendant was a commission agent of Rosebery, near Beulah.
    He acted as wheat buyer for witness s firm. He was paid a comission of ½d a bushel and was to forward the wheat to any place which the firm might direct. In January last he received 209 bags. Only 90 bags of that quantity had been received by the firm. Witness's firm had never got the wheat nor the money that had been paid for it. Accused who reserved his defence was committed for trial at the General Sessions on 1st November. Bail was allowed in two sureties of L50.13
  • 29 Apr 1912, DEATH OF MR. F. W. PRELL. WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS MAN
    Mr. Friedrich Wilhelm Prell, who for many years has figured in the business and social life of Melbourne, died early on Saturday morning, at his residence, Iona, St George's Road, Toorak. His illness was a brief due, and his death was the direct result of a chill caught only last Tuesday morning. Mr Prell had, however, been suffering from lung trouble for some years, an attack of influenza, contracted many years ago, having left him prone to the repeated attack of bronchitis. He leaves a family of six, his wife having died seven years ago.
    Mr Prell was, perhaps, one of the best known figures in Melbourne commercial life. His name is associated with the block of buildings which he erected in Queen-street just prior to the big boom of 1893. He practically introduced to Melbourne the system of erecting big blocks which could be let in flats and offices, and he was practically the first man to introduce the now common system of elevators in these blocks. In business his word was his bond. The strenuousness with which he devoted himself to his business marked all that he touched in life. He walked, rowed, and raced with the same enthusiasm, and in his home life played billiards and chess with such keenness that, with Dr Fred Bird, he was at one time one of the best amateur billiard players in Victoria. Those whose memory of athletics in Melbourne goes back to 1880 will recall the Ancient Mariner's Rowing Club, and Mr Prell's connection with it. In fact, the world of sport has seen much of the late Mr Prell.
    He rode to hounds until old age prevented him doing so any longer. He was passionately fond of horses, and always kept good animals. At one time he won a Hunt Club Cup with a horse called Caliph, which was ridden by Sir Frank Madden. As far back as 1878 or1879 he won the Newmarket Handicap with a horse called Tom Kirk, which afterwards ran second in the Melbourne Cup. With Mr Power he was for some time hon. auditor of the V.R.C., and always took a great interest in the club and its doings.
    Mr Prell was of German descent, having been born in Hamburg over 80 years ago. He received his education in his native country, and came out to Australia when 21 years of age. In Sydney, he started as a member of the firm Ager and Prell. Five years later he dissolved partnership there and came to Melbourne, where he founded the firm of F. W. Prell and Co. Limited. His treatment of those who worked for him may be gauged from the fact that Mr A. E. Rushall, a partner in the firm, started his business career with Mr Prell as a boy, and has never left the firm, remaining in later days as a partner with the founder. Mr. Prell's business as a merchant was of an extensive character, both in the import and export trade, the considerable extent to which he participated in the development of the wheat export trade of Victoria representing only one phase of his multifarious activities. His long career covered a period in which great changes have taken place in the methods by which the world's commerce is carried on, changes in which Australian trade has shared along with that of other countries, and he brought a keen and well-trained intellect to bear in adapting himself to the changing conditions. As a business man his reputation was of the highest, and he enjoyed in the greatest degree the respect and esteem of all who came on with him.
    In 1859 Mr Prell married Miss Jessie Usher Dunlop, of Edinburgh. He was buried yesterday, the day that would have been his wife's birthday anniversary had she lived. He leaves a family of six. His eldest son is Mr Stewart Prell, who is an orchardist in Tasmania, while the second son is Mr Charles Prell, who is a pastoralist, near Goulbourn, New South Wales. His third son, Mr Harry Prell, has been in his father's firm for a number of years past, and is a well-known figure in commercial circles. The eldest daughter is the wife of Mr G. Fairbairn, M.H.R; the second is the wife of Mr F Keating, of Anthony Gibbs, and Sons, financiers, London, and the third was married to Mr James E Hayes, of Gibbs, Bright, and Co.
    The interment took place yesterday at the Booroondara Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended, the Rev. J.F. Macrae officiating both at the house and at the graveside. The chief mourners were the two sons, Mr Charles and Mr Harry Prell, while Mr Fairbairn, M. H. R., Senator Frazer, and Messrs J. C. Stewart, James F. Haynes, A. E. Rushall, H. Byron Moore, T. M. Stewart, and W. T. Sharp acted as pallbearers. The funeral arrangements were carried out by A. A. Sleight.14
  • 4 May 1912, MR. F. W. PRELL. Friedrich Wilhelm Prell, who for many years has figured in the business and social life of Melbourne, died early on April 27 at his residence, Iona, St. George's road Toorak. His illness was a brief one, and his death was the direct result of a chill caught only last Tuesday morning. Mr. Prell had, however, been suffering from lung trouble for some years, an attack of influenza, contracted many years ago, having left him prone to the repeated attack of bronchitis. He leaves a family of six, his wife having died seven years ago. The interment took place on Sunday at the Boroondara Cemetery. The funeral was largly attended, the Rev. J. F. Macrae officiating both at the house and at the graveside. The chief mourners were the two sons, Mr. Charles and Mr. Harry Prell, while Mr. G. Fairbairn, M.H.R., Senator Fraser, and Messrs. J. C. Stewart, James E. Baynes, A. E. Rushall, H. Byron Moore, T. J. Stewart, and W. T. Sharp acted as pall-bearers.15
  • 23 Dec 1919, VICTORIA PRELL'S BUILDINGS SOLD. Melbourne, Monday Night — Prell's buildings, Queen street, are reported to have been sold to an Adelaide buyer for £90,000. The structure is eight stories high, and contains 120 rooms.16

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 342; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 489.
  2. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Naturalization, 1849-1903.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M390."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Mar 1859 p4.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D3525 (Age 68) [par James DUNLOP & Jessie DUNLOP]."
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D4027 (Age 82) [par unknown]."
  8. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  9. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    PRELL FREDERICK WILLIAM     28-Apr-1912 C/E E 0374
    PRELL JESSIE USHER     13-Apr-1904 C/E E 0375.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Aug 1864 p3.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Mar 1878 p1.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser, 27 Aug 1902, p3.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Mount Alexander Mail (VIC), 25 Oct 1905, p2.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Apr 1912, p13.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne), 4 May 1912, p63.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Zeehan and Dundas Herald (Tas), 23 Dec 1919, p2.
Last Edited26 Aug 2015

Jessie Usher Dunlop

F, #2075, b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Married NamePrell. 
Probate (Will)* Jessie U Prell. Married. Toorak. 11 Apr 1904. 128/018.1 
Birth*28 Apr 1835 Simonside Lodge, Jarrow, Durham, England, [par John DUNLOP & Jessie]
baptised 4 Aug 1835 at Westoe.2
(Migrant) Migration/Travel3 Feb 1859 To Port Philip, VIC, Australia. Ship Result together with Kate Dunlop, probably a relative as they married on same day a month after immigration.3
Marriage*2 Mar 1859 Spouse: Friedrich Wilhelm Prell. Christ Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M390.4
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Mar 1859On the 2nd inst., at Christ's Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. G. H. Gregory, Archibald Stewart, Esq., Oriental Bank Corporation, to Catherine, youngest daughter of the late William Dunlop, Esq., merchant, Edinburgh. At the same time and place, F. William Prell, Esq., merchant, to Jessie Usher, only daughter of the late John Dunlop, Esq., merchant, London.5 
Death*11 Apr 1904 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D3525 (Age 68) [par James DUNLOP & Jessie DUNLOP].6 
Death-Notice*16 Apr 1904PRELL-On the 11th April at "Iona", Toorak after a long und painful illness, Jessie Usher, dearly loved wife of F W Prell.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841John DUNLOP Brewer, No 20 Seymour House, St Lukes, Chelsea, London, EnglandHead of Household: Jessie Usher Dunlop. Age 6 - not born in county (parents born in Scotland.)8
30 Mar 1851Jessie DUNLOP, Boarding house Keeper, Widow, 8 North Terrace, Kensington, London, EnglandAge 159

Grave

  • C/E E 0374 & C/E E 0375, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In memory of Jessie Usher, dear beloved wife of Friedrich Wilhelm PRELL, b 28 Apr 1835, d 11 Apr 1904, also Friedrich Wilhelm PRELL, husband of above, b 28 Jun 1830, d 27 Apr 1912.10,11

Family

Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Children 1.Jessie Kate Prell+ b. 30 Nov 1859, d. 29 Aug 1921
 2.Frederick William Prell b. 5 Oct 1861, d. 13 Apr 1865
 3.Stuart Hermann Prell+ b. 28 May 1863, d. 1913
 4.Charles Ernest Prell+ b. 15 Aug 1865, d. 1 Jul 1946
 5.Harry Prell+ b. 25 Jun 1867, d. 12 Oct 1929
 6.Constance Mary Prell+ b. 4 Jun 1869, d. 29 Dec 1941
 7.William Alfred Prell b. 22 Nov 1871, d. 25 Jul 1895
 8.Helen Maud Dunlop Prell+ b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 13 Jan 1948

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Oct 1889, MRS. PRELL'S DANCE. Mrs. F. W. Prell, of "Iona," Toorak, gave a most successful and brilliant ball on the evening of Wednesday, October 9. The fine grounds, as well as the conservatory, were illuminated with Chinese and Japanese lanterns and Crystal Palace lamps, the effect being enhanced by the lovely moonlight night. The interior of the house was a bower of flowers, and every nook had its share of blossoms. The delicate green elm flower was very conspicuous amongst the drawingroom decorations, and so artistically massed that they were a source of much admiration. Mr. and Mrs. Prell received their guests, who numbered about 300, at the entrance to the drawingroom, and at 9 o'clock dancing commenced in the new billiard room, which received its first "warming" on the occasion. In this room many of Mr. Prell's fine pictures were hung, and the far end Plock's band was stationed, and played all the newest music, including selections from the "Beggar Student." At the side of the ballroom a "sitting out" conservatory had been arranged, which was reached through French windows. Mirrors formed the background of this annexe, and the effect of the reflection of the lively scene in the ballroom was most charming. All the evening delicate refreshments were to be found in the library, and at half-past 11 supper was served in the large morningroom. The dresses were all very smart, many of them showing the latest novelties in style, conspicuous being the new nets, which are not unlike fisherman's net, but that the material is worked up of flossy-looking silk, which gives a beautiful transparent effect to the silk fabrics used underneath. Another pretty introduction, the work of an artistic dressmaker, was the ruffle and elbow puffs, that are taking the place of the old fashioned bertha. These, and an artistic arrangement of front draperies, were, as a rule, formed of a lovely creamy fabric not unlike crepe de chine, but somewhat softer and more delicate, known as chiffon. The hostess was in a rich gown of royal blue velvet with a handsome petticoat of silver brocade and side panels of duchesse lace. Miss Prell was very smart in rose pink armure royal, draped with fisherman's net of the same colour, and a ruff bertha of chiffon. Mrs. George Fairbaim's eau de nil brocade had a petticoat of white chiffon with draperies held by garlands of pink giant roses and their foliage; the bodice was completed with a ruff and rose epaulettes. Lady Clarke was absent, being not quite strong enough yet to venture out in the night air, but Sir William came, bringing with him, his daughters—Mrs. Falconer Macdonald and Miss Clarke—the former looking very well in pate blue and lovely diamonds, and the latter in cream brocade and lace. Mrs. George Chirnside, looking in the best of health after her trip, came in gold brocade softened with panels of white chiffon. Mrs. Alec Murphy aud Mrs. Rupert Clarke were two striking figures in fine black gowns richly trimmed with jet, and long black kid gloves. Mrs. Meecham and Miss Hyndman wore becoming black lace dresses with well cut velvet bodies. Mrs. George Stevenson was in grey blended with pink, and Mrs. Herbert wore white silk with lace draperies ornamented with garlands of white daisies. Miss Sprague had on an uncommon combination of pale blue and pink, with classic bodice draperies. Miss Wagner and Miss Buckley looked smart in yellow with gold drops, and white combined with yellow. Mrs. Edward Miller wore a demi-trained gown, and bodice of deep blotting-paper pink with a front of rich pompadour brocade softened with chiffon ruffs, and Mrs. Albert Miller was in apple green armure royal with soft draperies and handsome panels of gold embroidery. Miss Colin Simson was in an uncommon gown of delicate mauve brocade trimmed with tulle. Mrs. Joseph Clarke wore a trained gown of rich black satin de Lyon relieved with cut jet galon. Miss F. G. Smith, Miss Warrington Rogers, Miss Yencken, Miss Rosa Snodgrass, Miss Fenner, Miss A. Carrington, Miss Miller, and Miss E. Stevenson, all wore pretty white frocks of liberty silk or tulle. Two effective brown dresses, which were well combined with yellow draperies and lace, were worn by Miss Rogers and Miss Greig, and Miss Langton was in an art green liberty silk.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 342; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 489.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 forJessie Usher Dunlop
    Piece 0011: South Shields, formerly Low Meeting House (Presbyterian), 1786-1857.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Series: VPRS 7666; Series Title: Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947].
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M390."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Mar 1859 p4.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D3525 (Age 68) [par James DUNLOP & Jessie DUNLOP]."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 April 1904, p9.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 688; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Chelsea; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 8; Folio: 30; Page: 15; Line: 23; GSU roll: 438804."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1469; Folio: 283; Page: 35; GSU roll: 87792."
  10. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    PRELL FREDERICK WILLIAM     28-Apr-1912 C/E E 0374
    PRELL JESSIE USHER     13-Apr-1904 C/E E 0375.
  11. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Australasian (Melbourne), 12 Oct 1889, p44.
Last Edited7 Sep 2015

Jessie Kate Prell

F, #2076, b. 30 Nov 1859, d. 29 Aug 1921
Father*Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Mother*Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Married NameFairbairn. 
Birth*30 Nov 1859 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B18427 (as unnamed Female.)1,2 
Birth-Notice*5 Dec 1859BIRTHS. On the 30th ult., at St. Kilda, Mrs. Friedrich Wilhelm Prell, of a daughter.2 
Marriage*24 Nov 1880 Spouse: George Fairbairn. St John's, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #M4139.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*27 Nov 1880Marriages. FAIRBAIRN-PRELL. -On the 24th inst., at St. Johns, Toorak, by the Rev. Walter Fellows, assisted by the Rev. W. P. Pearce, George, eldest son of George Fairbairn of Monomeith, South Yarra, to Jessie Kate, eldest daughter of F. W. Prell, of Iona, Toorak.4 
Death*29 Aug 1921 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D8122 (Age 61) - as FAIRBAIRN.5 
Death-Notice*31 Aug 1921FAIRBAIRN.-On the 29th August, at "Dunraven," Clendon road, Toorak, Jessie Kate, the beloved wife of Senator George Fairbairn.
FAIRBAIRN. - Friends of Senator GEORGE FAIRBAIRN are informed that the Funeral of his late beloved wife will leave his residence, "Dunraven," Clendon road. Toorak, THIS DAY (Wednesday, 31st inst.), at 11 a.m., for the Melbourne General Cemetery, arriving at the Cemetery entrance at 11.45. (Motor service.)6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18427 (as unnamed Female)."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Dec 1859 p4.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Nov 1880, p1.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg Armadale."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Aug 1921, p1.
Last Edited26 Aug 2015

Frederick William Prell

M, #2077, b. 5 Oct 1861, d. 13 Apr 1865
Father*Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Mother*Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Birth*5 Oct 1861 Leal House, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B19426 (as unnamed Male.)1 
Birth-Notice*7 Oct 1861PRELL.—On the 5th inst., at her residence, Leal House, Mrs. Frederick William Prell of a son.2 
Death*13 Apr 1865 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, age 3 1/2.3 
Death-Notice*15 Apr 1865PRELL.-On the 13th inst., at No. 1 Lansdowne-place, St. Kilda, Frederick William, the eldest and dearly loved son of Friedrich Wilhelm and Jessie Usher Prell, aged three and a half years.3 

Grave

  • St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Freddie, eldest son of Friedrich Wilhelm & Jessie Usher PRELL, born 5.10.1861 died 13 Apr 1865; also William Alfred Tyssen, youngest son of above, accidentally killed at Richmond Downs Station Qld. died 27 Jul 1895 aged 23 years 8 months; Doris Madeleine, infant daughter of Francis Amboor & Constance Mary KEATING who died on the Festival of S Michael & All Angels died 29 Sep 1892 aged 11 weeks 4 days.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B19426 (as unnamed Male)."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Oct 1861 p4.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 April 1865 & 25 Apr 1865 p 4.
  4. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    from GSV Transcriptions.
Last Edited26 Aug 2015

Stuart Hermann Prell

M, #2078, b. 28 May 1863, d. 1913
Father*Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Mother*Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Note* Orchardist in Tasmania. 
Note 2 further children. 
Birth*28 May 1863 Dalgety-street, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B17606.1 
Birth-Notice*30 May 1863PRELL.-On the 28th inst., at her residence, Dalgety street, St. Kilda, Mrs. F. W. Prell of a son.2 
Marriage*Mar 1900 Spouse: Mabel Morrison. Westminster, London, England, Mar Q [Westminster] 1a 780.3
 
Widower23 Jun 1906Stuart Hermann Prell became a widower upon the death of his wife Mabel Morrison
Marriage*1910 Spouse: Eveline Ruth Jones. TAS, Australia, #M0291.4
 
Death*1913 Hobart, TAS, Australia, #D1251.4 
Probate (Will)*1913 Will number: 9150 Page: 255.5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Sep 1890, SOCIAL NOTES. The two most interesting engagements of the season have just been given out—namely, that of Miss Ernestine Stevenson, second daughter of Mr. George Stevenson, of " Larundel," Toorak, to Mr. Stewart Prell, eldest son of Mr. F. W. Prell, of "Iona," Toorak; and that of Miss Ethel Fenner, eldest daughter of Mr. George Fenner, Charn- wood crescent, St. Kilda, to Mr. Percy Chirn side, youngest son of the late Mr. Andrew Chirnside, Werribee.6
  • 1 Nov 1890, Messrs F W Prell and Co announce that Mr Albert Edward Rushall and Mr Stewart Hermann Prell have been admitted as partners into their firm.7
  • 8 Nov 1890, NOTICE is hereby given that Messrs. ALBERT EDWARD RUSHALL and STEWART HERMANN PRELL have this day been ADMITTED as PARTNERS into our firm. F. W. PRELL and Co. Melbourne. 1st November. 1890.8
  • 26 Aug 1891, Another of our engaged couples have broken their promise to wed some day. The parties this time are Miss Ernestine Stevenson and Mr. Stewart Prell.9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B17606."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 May 1863 p4.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://stors.tas.gov.au/AD960-1-35-9150
    NAME_INDEXES:639066 Resource AD960/1/35.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne) 13 Sep 1890, p23.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Nov 1890, p8.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 8 Nov 1890, p10.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (TAS), 26 Aug 1891, p3.
Last Edited26 Aug 2015

Charles Ernest Prell

M, #2079, b. 15 Aug 1865, d. 1 Jul 1946
Father*Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Mother*Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Birth*15 Aug 1865 Dalgety-street, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B25177 (as unnamed Male.)1 
Birth-Notice*17 Aug 1865PRELL.-On the 15th inst., at her residence, Dalgety-street, St. Kilda, the wife of F. W. Prell, Esq., of a son.2 
Marriage*9 Apr 1896 Spouse: Ivy Carol Chave. St John's, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #M1928R.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Apr 1896PRELL-CHAVE - On the 9th inst at St John's Church, Toorak by the Rev Walter Fellows MA, Charles Ernest third son of F W Prell, Toorak to Ivy, youngest daughter of W F Chave, of Maxwelton Station, Queensland and Moor-lodge, Hereford.4 
Note*11 May 1937 The Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil) OBE(C) Grazing industry.5
 
Death*1 Jul 1946 Gungowringa, Crookwell, NSW, Australia, NSW #D17408 [reg Goulburn].6 
Death-Notice*2 Jul 1946PRELL - July 1, 1946, at his residence, Gungowringa, Crookwell, Charles Ernest Prell, O. B. E.7 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B25177 (as unnamed Male)."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Aug 1865 p4.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Apr 1896 p1.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/…
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "NSW #D17408."
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald 2 Jul 1946, p14.
Last Edited26 Aug 2015

Harry Prell

M, #2080, b. 25 Jun 1867, d. 12 Oct 1929
Father*Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Mother*Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Birth*25 Jun 1867 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B18508 (as unnamed Male.)1 
Birth-Notice*27 Jun 1867PRELL-On the 25th inst., at her residence, Dalgety-street, St, Kilda, the wife of F. W. Prell, Esq., of a son.2 
Marriage*1905 Spouse: Josephine May Morris. VIC, Australia, #M2135.3
 
(Executor) Probate (Will)22 Jul 1912Was an executor in the will of Friedrich Wilhelm Prell.4 
Death*12 Oct 1929 "Carne", Moralla Road, Kooyong, VIC, Australia, #D14965 Age 62.5 
Death-Notice*14 Oct 1929PRELL- On the 12th October 1929 at his residence, Carne, Moralla road, Kooyong, Malvern, Harry, the beloved husband of Josephine May Prell, aged 62 years.
PRELL-The Friends of the late Mr. HARRY PRELL are informed that his remains will be interred in the Burwood Cemetery.
The funeral will move from his residence, Carne, Moralla road, Kooyong. Malvern. THIS DAY (Monday, 14th October), at 2 o'clock p.m.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1926Carne, Moralla Road, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Josephine May Morris. With Constance Mabel Prell.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18508 (as unnamed Male)."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jun 1867 p4.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D14965 Age 62."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Oct 1929, p1.
  7. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
Last Edited26 Aug 2015

Constance Mary Prell

F, #2081, b. 4 Jun 1869, d. 29 Dec 1941
Father*Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Mother*Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Married NameMurray.1 
Married NameKeating. 
Birth*4 Jun 1869 Evora, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B19034 (as unnamed Female.)2 
Birth-Notice*7 Jun 1869PRELL.—On the 4th inst., at Evora, St. Kilda, Mrs. F. W. Prell of a daughter.3 
Marriage*11 Jun 1890 Spouse: Francis Amboor Keating. St John's, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #M2688.4,5
 
Marriage-Notice*21 Jun 1890KEATING-PRELL.-On the 11th inst at St Johns Church, Toorak by the Rev Walter Fellows M A Francis Amboor Keating to Constance Mary, second daughter of F. W. Prell Iona Toorak.4 
Widow12 Apr 1929Constance Mary Prell became a widow upon the death of her husband Francis Amboor Keating
Marriage*Sep 1931 Spouse: Rev Barrington Boyle Murray. St Geo Hannover Square, London, England, Sep Q [St Geo Han Sq] 1a 1210.1
 
Death*29 Dec 1941 Sunninghill, Berkshire, England, Dec Q [Windsor] 2c 874 (Age 72) - as Murray.6,1 
Death-Notice*16 Jan 1942MURRAY.—(By cable.)—On December 29, 1941, at King's Beeches, England, Constance Mary, wife of the Rev. B. B. Murray and daughter of the late J. U. and F. W. Prell.7 
Probate (Will)*22 May 1942 MURRAY Constance Mary of Kings Beeches Sunninghill Berkshire (wife of the reverend Barrington Boyle Murray) died 29 December 1941 Probate Llandudno 22 May to Hilary Madaleine Moore (wife of John Durie Moore) and Geoffrey Charles Ashburner lieutenant-colonel H.M. army. Effects £104509 8s. 1d.8 

Family

Francis Amboor Keating d. 12 Apr 1929
Child 1.Doris Madaleine Keating b. Jul 1892, d. 29 Sep 1892

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B19034 (as unnamed Female)."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jun 1869 p4, also 19 Jun 1869.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jun 1890 p1.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Norton/Laffey/Edgar/Walker Family Tree.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jan 1942, p2.
  8. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
Last Edited28 Jan 2017

William Alfred Prell

M, #2082, b. 22 Nov 1871, d. 25 Jul 1895
Father*Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Mother*Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Birth*22 Nov 1871 Evora, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B5834/1872 (as Wilfred.)1 
Birth-Notice*24 Nov 1871PRELL. -On the 22nd inst., at Evora, St. Kilda, the wife of F. W. Prell, Esq., of a son.2 
Death*25 Jul 1895 Richmond Downs Station, NSW, Australia.3 
Death-Notice*30 Jul 1895FATAL ACCIDENT ON A STATION. - MR. W. A. PRELL KILLED. - SYDNEY. MONDAY.
A Hughenden telegram states that a sad fatal accident occurred on the Richmond Downs Station on Thursday last, when Mr. William Alfred Prell, aged 24, son of Mr. F. W. Prell, of Melbourne, owner of the Richmond Downs Station, received injuries internally which resulted in his death on Saturday night. The deceased was assisting to draft some cattle, when a cow kicked the stick which the deceased was pushing the cattle with into his body. He died from the injuries.3 

Grave

  • St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Freddie, eldest son of Friedrich Wilhelm & Jessie Usher PRELL, born 5.10.1861 died 13 Apr 1865; also William Alfred Tyssen, youngest son of above, accidentally killed at Richmond Downs Station Qld. died 27 Jul 1895 aged 23 years 8 months; Doris Madeleine, infant daughter of Francis Amboor & Constance Mary KEATING who died on the Festival of S Michael & All Angels died 29 Sep 1892 aged 11 weeks 4 days.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B5834/1872."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Nov 1871 p4 & 4 Dec 1871.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jul 1895 p5.
  4. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    from GSV Transcriptions.
Last Edited26 Aug 2015

Helen Maud Dunlop Prell

F, #2083, b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 13 Jan 1948
Father*Friedrich Wilhelm Prell b. 28 Jun 1830, d. 27 Apr 1912
Mother*Jessie Usher Dunlop b. 28 Apr 1835, d. 11 Apr 1904
Married NameHayne. 
Birth*18 Jan 1874 Iona, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #B26366.1 
Birth-Notice*20 Jan 1874PRELL.—On the 18th inst., at Iona, Toorak, the wife of F. W. Prell, of a daughter.2 
Marriage*20 Jul 1898 Spouse: James Edward Hayne. St John's, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #M3916.3
 
Marriage-Notice*1 Aug 1898HAYNE--PRELL. On the 20th July, at St. John's, Toorak, by the Rev W. Fellows, Helen Maud Dunlop, youngest daughter of F. W. Prell, of Iona, Toorak, to James Edward Hayne, second son of J. C. Hayne, of 17 Cornwall gardens, London.3 
Death*13 Jan 1948 VIC, Australia.4 
Death-Notice*14 Jan 1948HAYNE. — On January 13, Helen Maud Dunlop, beloved wife of the late James Edward, and mother of Edward, John, and Rosemary.
HAYNE. — The private Funeral of the late Mrs. HELEN MAUD DUNLOP HAYNE will leave Christ Church, Punt road, South Yarra, THIS DAY (Wednesday), after a service commencing at 2.30 p.m., for the Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton. A. A. SLEIGHT PTY. LTD.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B26366."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jan 1874 p1.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Aug 1898 p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Jan 1948, p2.
Last Edited26 Aug 2015

Abraham Solomon Halinbourg

M, #2084, b. 1855, d. 11 Sep 1930
Name Variation Abraham Solomon Halinbourg was also known as Abraham Samuel Halinbourg. 
Birth*1855 NSW, Australia, V1855616 136/1855 as HALINBURG Abraham.1,2 
Marriage*11 Dec 1878 Spouse: Susan Crystal Meriga. Bourke-street west, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5075.3
 
Note*bt 1906 - 1909 Ran store on the McBride site as Samuel or Solomon Halinbourg. His wife and daughters Estella & Viola were with them on the electoral roll, so the two younger daughters are likely to have lived here too. 
Death*11 Sep 1930 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D11711 (Age 75) [par George HALINBOURG & Elizabeth LEVY].4 
Death-Notice12 Sep 1930HALINBOURG. - On the 11th September (suddenly), at Woodgrange, 1 Hawksburn road, Abraham, beloved husband of Susan, and loving father of Elizabeth (Mrs. J. Rosenfeld, Sydney), Millie (Mrs. H. Goldman), Estella (Mrs. H. Freadman), Violet, Leah (Mrs. F. Drexler), Beryl, and affectionate brother of Miriam (Mrs. Malcolm), aged 75 years. - God rest his soul.
HALINBOURG--The Friends of the late Mr. ABRAHAM HALINBOURG are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Brighton Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his daughter's residence, 117 Kooyong road, Armidale, THIS DAY (Friday, 12th September), at 11 o'clock.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: storekeeper. With Susan Crystal Halinbourg. With Estella Halinbourg Viola Halinbourg.6,7

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Dec 1878, Halinbourg-Meriga -On the 11th inst., at the residence of the bride's friends, rear of Synagogue, Bourke street west, by the Rev Raphael Benjamin, Abraham, eldest son of George Halinbourg, at Hotham, to Susan, eldest daughter of S G Meriga, of Daylesford. Daylesford papers please copy.9
  • 11 Dec 1928, HALINBOURG - MERIGA - [Golden Wedding] on the 11th December 1878 at Melbourne, by Rev. Raphael Benjamin, B.A., Abraham, eldest son of George Halinbourg of Hotham to Susan Crystal, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs A G Meriga of Daylesford, Victoria.10
  • 19 Sep 1930, Mr. Abe Halinbourg's death in Melbourne a few days ago at the age of 75, recalls a noted Victorian success in the A.J.C. Metropolitan. Mr. Halinbourg was the owner of the four-year-old Acolyte, which captured the race in 1885. Acolyte's time for the race, 3.31¼, was a record for the two miles, over which distance the Metropolitan was then decided. Only our Melbourne horses — Nemesis, Acolyte, Bohemian and Sir Andrew — have won the Metropolitan, says a writer in the "Evening News."
    The death occurred suddenly, on September 11, at Hawksburn Rd., of Mr. Abraham Halinbourg, husband of Susan and father of Mrs. J. Rosenfeld (Sydney), Mrs. H. Goldman, Mrs. H. Freadman, Violet, Mrs. F. Dexter, and Beryl. Aged 75 years.11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "V1855616 136/1855 as HALINBURG Abraham."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M5075."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Sep 1930, p1.
  6. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908 "as Abraham HALINBOURG."
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials in unknown parish "Brighton Cemetery."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Dec 1878, p1.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Dec 1928 p1.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Hebrew Standard of Australasia (NSW), 19 Sep 1930, p7.
Last Edited15 Dec 2017

Susan Crystal Meriga

F, #2085, b. 1857, d. 23 Jul 1935
Married NameHalinbourg. 
Birth*1857 Daylesford, VIC, Australia, #B16236 [par Giovanni MERIGA & Mary MOSS] [reg. Hepburn].1 
Marriage*11 Dec 1878 Spouse: Abraham Solomon Halinbourg. Bourke-street west, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5075.2
 
Land-UBeac*11 Aug 1909 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from Sylvanus Best to Susan Crystal Halinbourg. 2a 0r 0p (lodged caveat 18 Feb 1907.)3 
Land-UBeac*11 Feb 1911 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from Susan Crystal Halinbourg to James Hopkins. 2a 0r 0p.4 
Widow11 Sep 1930Susan Crystal Meriga became a widow upon the death of her husband Abraham Solomon Halinbourg.5 
Death*23 Jul 1935 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D6273 (Age 77.)5 
Death-Notice*24 Jul 1935HALINBOURG - On the 23rd, July, at the residence of her daughter (Mrs Henry Freadman), 66 Mathoura road, Toorak, Susan Crystal, the dearly beloved wife of the late Abraham Halinbourg, the devoted mother of Elizabeth (Mrs J Rosenfeld), Amelia (Mrs Henry Goldman), Estella (Mrs H Freadman), Viola, Leanore (Mrs L Drexler) and Beryl, aged 77 years. - May her dear soul rest in peace.
(Minyan at the Synagogue, Toorak road, Melbourne, this evening only, at 7.30 o'clock.)
HALINBOURG - The Friends of the late Mrs ABRAHAM HALINBOURG are informed that her remains will be interred in the Brighton Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from the residence of her daughter (Mrs Henry Freadman), 60 Mathoura road, Toorak, THIS DAY (Wednesday, 24th July), at 3 o'clock.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Abraham Solomon Halinbourg. With Estella Halinbourg Viola Halinbourg.7,8

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Dec 1878, Halinbourg-Meriga -On the 11th inst., at the residence of the bride's friends, rear of Synagogue, Bourke street west, by the Rev Raphael Benjamin, Abraham, eldest son of George Halinbourg, at Hotham, to Susan, eldest daughter of S G Meriga, of Daylesford. Daylesford papers please copy.10

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B16236 [par Giovanni MERIGA & Mary MOSS] [reg. Hepburn]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M5075."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3032-369 - Susan Chrystal Halinbourg of Sutherland Road Armadale Married Woman.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3032-369 - James Hopkins of Wellington Street Box Hill Builder.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jul 1935, p1.
  7. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908 "as Abraham HALINBOURG."
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials in unknown parish "Brighton Cemetery."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Dec 1878, p1.
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Sylvanus Best

M, #2095, b. 31 Dec 1863, d. 3 Mar 1942
Birth*31 Dec 1863 Morrison, VIC, Australia, #B17090/1864 [par William BEST & Caroline LARK] - as Salvanus.1 
Marriage*10 Dec 1891 Spouse: Amy Hannah Walters. Strahan, TAS, Australia.2
 
Occupation*bt 1904 - 1906 Ran store on the McBride site.3 
Land-UBeac*1 Feb 1905 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from John Garrett Marsh to Sylvanus Best. 2a 0r 0p.4 
Land-UBeac*11 Aug 1909 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from Sylvanus Best to Susan Crystal Halinbourg. 2a 0r 0p (lodged caveat 18 Feb 1907.)5 
Death*3 Mar 1942 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D1978 (Age 77) [par unknown].6 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, TRISTANIA, WALL NICHE SINGLE, WALL 2BB NICHE 52 & WALL 2B NICHE 527

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Oct 1905, Berwick Shire Council: Correspondence: From S. Best, agreeing to supply oil and light lamp at Upper Beaconsfield for 25s per annum.-Attended to.8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B17090 [par William BEST & Caroline LARK] - as Salvanus."
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"from Charles' info rate books."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1812-349 - Silvanus Best of Beaconsfield Upper Storekeeper - C/T 3032-369.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3032-369 - Susan Chrystal Halinbourg of Sutherland Road Armadale Married Woman.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1978 (Age 77) [par unknown]."
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  8. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 25 Oct 1905, p3.
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NOTE

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