Cecil Robert Becher1

M, #21066, b. 29 Aug 1874, d. 17 Sep 1925
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher2 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings d. 27 Oct 1905
Birth*29 Aug 1874 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B17793.3 
Birth-Notice2 Sep 1874BECHER.—On the 29th ult., at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a son.4 
Marriage-Notice*7 Feb 1903The marriage of Cecil Robert, fourth surviving son of the late Rev. Canon Becher, of St. James' Pro-Cathedral, Melbourne, to Mabel, second daughter of Mr. H. J. Wooldridge, late of Deniliquin, N.S.W.. now of Wykehnm, Neutral Bay, N.S.W., will take place at Neutral Bay, on March 18.5 
Marriage*18 Mar 1903 Spouse: Mabel Anna Wooldridge. Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia.6
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Apr 1903BECHER—WOOLDRIDGE.—On the 18th March, 1903, at Neutral Bay, N.S.W., by the Rev. R. Becher, uncle of the bridegroom, Cecil Robert Becher, fourth surviving son of the late Canon Becher, of St. James's Pro-Cathedral, Melbourne, to Mabel, second daughter of H. J. Wooldridge, of Neutral Bay, N.S.W.6 
Birth-Notice29 Apr 1909BECHER.—On the 19th April, at Narriota Yacka, South Australia, the wife of Cecil R. Becher—a daughter.7 
Birth-Notice11 Jan 1911BECHER.—On the 21st December, 1910, at North Bungaree, Yacka, South Australia, the wife of Cecil R. Becher—a son.8 
Birth-Notice*18 Jul 1912BECHER.—On the 11th July, at North Bungaree, Yacka, South Australia, the wife of Cecil R. Becher—a daughter.9 
Death*17 Sep 1925 Mt Magnet, WA, Australia. 
Death-Notice*22 Sep 1925BECHER.—On the 17th September (suddenly), at Mt. Magnet, Western Australia, Cecil Robert, fourth son of the late Canon Becher, of St. James's Cathedral.10 
Death-Notice22 Sep 1925BECHER. — On September 17, at Mt. Magnet Hospital, Cecil Robert, son of the late Canon Becher, of Melbourne and beloved husband of Mabel Becher, of Perth. Eastern States papers please copy.11 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "registered in West Melbourne."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 2 Sep 1874, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5877662
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 7 Feb 1903, p45
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138680184
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 11 Apr 1903, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9820325
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 29 Apr 1909, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10708576
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 11 Jan 1911, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10870305
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 18 Jul 1912, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10526839
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 22 Sep 1925, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2141529
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), Tue 22 Sep 1925, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31881488
Last Edited26 Oct 2018

Mabel Anna Wooldridge1

F, #21067
Married NameBecher.1 
Marriage-Notice7 Feb 1903The marriage of Cecil Robert, fourth surviving son of the late Rev. Canon Becher, of St. James' Pro-Cathedral, Melbourne, to Mabel, second daughter of Mr. H. J. Wooldridge, late of Deniliquin, N.S.W.. now of Wykehnm, Neutral Bay, N.S.W., will take place at Neutral Bay, on March 18.2 
Marriage*18 Mar 1903 Spouse: Cecil Robert Becher. Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia.3
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Apr 1903BECHER—WOOLDRIDGE.—On the 18th March, 1903, at Neutral Bay, N.S.W., by the Rev. R. Becher, uncle of the bridegroom, Cecil Robert Becher, fourth surviving son of the late Canon Becher, of St. James's Pro-Cathedral, Melbourne, to Mabel, second daughter of H. J. Wooldridge, of Neutral Bay, N.S.W.3 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 7 Feb 1903, p45
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138680184
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 11 Apr 1903, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9820325
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Canon Michael Henry Becher1

M, #21070, b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.2 
Birth*1819 Ireland.1 
Marriage*9 Apr 1856 Spouse: Philippa Catharine Jennings. St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M1364.1
 
Marriage-Notice*14 Apr 1856On the 9th inst, at St. Kilda by the ... the Rev. M. H. Becher, rector of Barnoldby-Le-Beck, Lincolnshire, England, to Philippa Catherine, second surviving daughter of Henry Jennings, Esq., Melbourne.3 
Death*4 Jan 1883 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D2542 (Age 64) [par Michael Henry BECHER & Susan VOWELL].4 
Death-Notice*5 Jan 1883BECHER.—On the 4th inst, at St James's parsonage, Michael Henry Becher, B. A., Incumbent of St James's, in his 64th year.5 
Death-Notice6 Jan 1883THE Funeral of the late Rev. M. H. BECHER, B.A., will take place THIS DAY (Saturday, the 6th inst.) Service for the burial of the dead will be read at St. James's Cathedral at 3 o'clock, after which the remains will be conducted to the place of interment in the Melbourne General Cemetery.
A. A. SLEIGHT, undertaker, 83 Collins-street east, and High-street, St. Kilda.6 

Family

Philippa Catharine Jennings d. 27 Oct 1905
Children 1.Robert Becher7 b. Dec 1857, d. Jun 1859
 2.Henry Valentine Becher7 b. Mar 1859, d. 26 Apr 1861
 3.Albert Rowland Becher1 b. Sep 1860, d. 10 Jan 1867
 4.Alicia Susan Becher1 b. 4 May 1862, d. 30 Jul 1950
 5.Blanche Maria Becher+1 b. 22 Feb 1864, d. 10 Jul 1936
 6.William Henry Becher1 b. 16 Jul 1865, d. 10 Feb 1866
 7.Reginald Becher1 b. 17 Apr 1867, d. 15 Apr 1935
 8.Charles Hamilton Becher1 b. 14 Nov 1868, d. 25 Jul 1932
 9.Philippa Bessie Becher1 b. 11 Nov 1870, d. 25 Feb 1871
 10.Philip Becher1 b. 28 Dec 1871, d. 8 Jan 1872
 11.Francis Joseph Becher1 b. 1 Jan 1873, d. 17 Sep 1947
 12.Cecil Robert Becher+1 b. 29 Aug 1874, d. 17 Sep 1925
 13.Arthur Vincent Becher+1 b. 7 May 1876, d. 7 Mar 1935
 14.Helen Louisa Becher1 b. 7 Nov 1877, d. 15 Jul 1949
 15.Frances Sophia Becher1 b. 16 Mar 1880, d. 24 Oct 1962

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 14 Apr 1856, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4835314
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "registered in West Melbourne."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 5 Jan 1883, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8488635
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 6 Jan 1883, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8488919
  7. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes.
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Philippa Catharine Jennings

F, #21071, d. 27 Oct 1905
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.1 
Married NameBecher. 
Marriage*9 Apr 1856 Spouse: Canon Michael Henry Becher. St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M1364.2
 
Widow4 Jan 1883Philippa Catharine Jennings became a widow upon the death of her husband Canon Michael Henry Becher.3 
Death*27 Oct 1905 Sale, VIC, Australia, #D14210 (Age 70) [par Henry JENNINGS & Alicia LEGGE].4 
Death-Notice*30 Oct 1905BECHER.—At Fernleigh, Sale, on 27th Oct., Philippa Catherine, widow of the late Canon Becher, aged 70 years.5 

Family

Canon Michael Henry Becher b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Children 1.Robert Becher6 b. Dec 1857, d. Jun 1859
 2.Henry Valentine Becher6 b. Mar 1859, d. 26 Apr 1861
 3.Albert Rowland Becher2 b. Sep 1860, d. 10 Jan 1867
 4.Alicia Susan Becher2 b. 4 May 1862, d. 30 Jul 1950
 5.Blanche Maria Becher+2 b. 22 Feb 1864, d. 10 Jul 1936
 6.William Henry Becher2 b. 16 Jul 1865, d. 10 Feb 1866
 7.Reginald Becher2 b. 17 Apr 1867, d. 15 Apr 1935
 8.Charles Hamilton Becher2 b. 14 Nov 1868, d. 25 Jul 1932
 9.Philippa Bessie Becher2 b. 11 Nov 1870, d. 25 Feb 1871
 10.Philip Becher2 b. 28 Dec 1871, d. 8 Jan 1872
 11.Francis Joseph Becher2 b. 1 Jan 1873, d. 17 Sep 1947
 12.Cecil Robert Becher+ b. 29 Aug 1874, d. 17 Sep 1925
 13.Arthur Vincent Becher+2 b. 7 May 1876, d. 7 Mar 1935
 14.Helen Louisa Becher2 b. 7 Nov 1877, d. 15 Jul 1949
 15.Frances Sophia Becher2 b. 16 Mar 1880, d. 24 Oct 1962

Citations

  1. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "registered in West Melbourne."
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "indexed as BECKER."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Mon 30 Oct 1905, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65325433
  6. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes.
Last Edited26 Oct 2018

Alicia Susan Becher1

F, #21072, b. 4 May 1862, d. 30 Jul 1950
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.2 
Probate (Will)* 433/114. Alicia S BECHER Date of grant: 09 Nov 1950; Date of death: 30 Jul 1950; Occupation: Spinster; Residence: St Kilda.3 
Birth*4 May 1862 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B9641.1 
Birth-Notice*6 May 1862BECHER.—On the 4th inst, at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a daughter.4 
Death*30 Jul 1950 Windsor, VIC, Australia, #D8127 (Age 88) - as BECHER.5 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 1950BECHER.—On July 30, Alicia Susan, eldest daughter of the late Canon and Phillipa Becher, sister of Mrs. J. Lempriere, and aunt of Marjorie and Katharine Irving and Phillipa Vousden, in her 89th year.6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 1509, item 433/114
    VPRS 28/ P4 unit 56, item 433/114.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 6 May 1862, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5714370
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 1 Aug 1950, p15
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22901150
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Blanche Maria Becher1

F, #21073, b. 22 Feb 1864, d. 10 Jul 1936
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
Probate (Will)* 282/584. Blanche W IRVING Date of grant: 08 Aug 1936; Date of death: 10 Jul 1936; Occupation: Married; Residence: Burwood.2 
Married NameIrving. 
Birth*22 Feb 1864 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B4027.1 
Birth-Notice*24 Feb 1864BECHER.—On the 22nd inst., at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a daughter.3 
Marriage*12 Feb 1896 Spouse: Frank Samuel Oswald Irving. VIC, Australia, #M306R.4
 
Death*10 Jul 1936 Burwood, VIC, Australia, #D5940 (Age 72.)5 
Death-Notice*11 Jul 1936IRVING.—On the 10th July, at her residence, Waverley, Bay View road, Burwood, Blanche, daughter of the late Canon Becher, and loved wife of Frank, and mother of Marjorie, Katharine, and Philippa.
IRVING.—The Friends of Mr. FRANK IRVING are informed that the remains of his dearly beloved wife will be interred in the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.
The funeral will leave his residence, Waverley Riding School, Bayview Road, Burwood, THIS DAY (Saturday, 11th July), at 3.15 p.m.
W. G. APPS AND SONS PTY. LTD. J1145 (2 lines.)6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Feb 1896, IRVING—BECHER.—The wedding of Miss Blanche Becher, second daughter of the late Canon Becher, incumbent of St. James' Church, Melbourne, and of Mrs. Becher, of Kensington-road, South Yarra, with Mr. Frank Irving, of the Melbourne Public Library, second son of Professor Irving, took place very quietly at St. James' Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday, February 12. The Reverend Dean Vance and Canon Handfield performed the ceremony. The church was tastefully decorated with white flowers, foliage and pampas grass, the work of the bride's friends. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Charles Becher, and was attended by her three sisters—Miss Becher, Miss Helen Becher, and Miss Francie Becher, and her cousin, Miss Pitcairn.
    Lieutenant Irving acted as best man to his brother. The bride was attired very simply in a gown of fine white muslin, trimmed with satin ribbons and chiffon frills; and wore a coronet of orange blossom.
    The first two maids were in pale blue muslin costumes, with white chiffon fichus; and the other two in gowns of pink muslin trimmed in the same way with fichus. Their picture hats had black velvet rims, and blouse crowns of silk finished at the side with black plumes. After the ceremony a wedding tea was served at the residence of the bride's mother, at South Yarra. A large number of lovely presents were received.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 2875, item 282/584
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 992, item 282/584.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 24 Feb 1864, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5744676
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 11 Jul 1936, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11891258
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), Fri 21 Feb 1896, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145921535
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

William Henry Becher1

M, #21074, b. 16 Jul 1865, d. 10 Feb 1866
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.2 
Birth*16 Jul 1865 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B17180.1 
Birth-Notice*18 Jul 1865BECHER.—On the 16th inst., at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a son.3 
Death*10 Feb 1866 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D2435 (Age 7M.)1 
Death-Notice*17 Feb 1866BECHER.—On the 10th inst., St. James Parsonage, Melbourne, William Henry, son of the Rev. M. H. Becher, aged seven months.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 18 Jul 1865, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5764556
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 17 Feb 1866, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138045239
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Reginald Becher1

M, #21075, b. 17 Apr 1867, d. 15 Apr 1935
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
Probate (Will)* 270/466. Reginald BECHER Date of grant: 11 May 1935; Date of death: 15 Apr 1935; Occupation: Horticulturist; Residence: Mildura.2 
Birth*17 Apr 1867 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B9862.1 
Birth-Notice*18 Apr 1867BECHER. — On the 17th inst., at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher, of a son.3 
Death*15 Apr 1935 Mildura, VIC, Australia, #D14585 (Age 68.)4 
Death-Notice*16 Apr 1935BECHER.—On the 15th April at Mildura, Reginald, eldest surviving son of the late Canon Becher of St James's a Old Cathedral, beloved husband of Mabel, and father of Mrs Curwen-Walker of Merbein.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 2680, item 270/466
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 948, item 270/466.
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 18 Apr 1867, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155036138
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 16 Apr 1935, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12229684
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Charles Hamilton Becher1

M, #21076, b. 14 Nov 1868, d. 25 Jul 1932
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
Probate (Will)* 253/834. Charles H BECHER Date of grant: 20 Jan 1933; Date of death: 25 Jul 1932; Occupation: Solicitor; Residence: Stawell.2 
Birth*14 Nov 1868 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B25100.1 
Birth-Notice*16 Nov 1868BECHER.—On the 14th inst., at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a son.3 
Death*25 Jul 1932 Stawell, VIC, Australia, #D10549 (Age 64.)4 
Death-Notice*26 Jul 1932BECHER-On the 25th July (suddenly), at Stawell, Charles Hamilton, son of the late Canon Becher of St James Old Cathedral.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 2405, item 253/834
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 890, item 253/834.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 16 Nov 1868, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5832443
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 26 Jul 1932, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4464771
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Philippa Bessie Becher1

F, #21077, b. 11 Nov 1870, d. 25 Feb 1871
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.2 
Birth*11 Nov 1870 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B24938.1 
Birth-Notice*12 Nov 1870BECHER.—On the 11th inst., at St James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a daughter.3 
Death*25 Feb 1871 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D1983 (Age 15W.)1 
Death-Notice*27 Feb 1871BECHER.—On the 25th inst., at St James's Parsonage, Melbourne, Philippa Bessie, daughter of the Rev. M. H. Becher, aged three months.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 12 Nov 1870, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5837746
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 27 Feb 1871, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5843408
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Philip Becher1

M, #21078, b. 28 Dec 1871, d. 8 Jan 1872
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.2 
Birth*28 Dec 1871 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B4237/1872.1 
Birth-Notice*1 Jan 1872BECHER.—On the 28th ult., at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a son.3 
Death*8 Jan 1872 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D2144 (Age 11D.)1 
Death-Notice*9 Jan 1872BECHER.—On the 8th inst., at St. James's Parsonage Melbourne, Philip, infant son of the Rev. M. H. Becher.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 1 Jan 1872, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5858380
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 9 Jan 1872, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5858619
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Francis Joseph Becher1

M, #21079, b. 1 Jan 1873, d. 17 Sep 1947
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
Birth*1 Jan 1873 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B4360.2 
Birth-Notice*2 Jan 1873BECHER.—On the 1st inst., at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a son.3 
Death*17 Sep 1947 Harvey, WA, Australia. 
Death-Notice*19 Sep 1947BECHER.—On September 17, at Harvey, West Australia, Francis Joseph, son of late Canon Becher, of St. James' Old Cathedral, Melbourne.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "registered in West Melbourne."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 2 Jan 1873, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5845554
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 19 Sep 1947, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22508488
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Arthur Vincent Becher1

M, #21080, b. 7 May 1876, d. 7 Mar 1935
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
Probate (Will)* 272/889. Arthur V BECHER Date of grant: 22 Aug 1935; Date of death: 07 Mar 1935; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Welshpool.2 
Birth*7 May 1876 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B10862.1 
Birth-Notice*9 May 1876BECHER.—On the 7th inst. at St. James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. M. H. Becher of a son.3 
Marriage*1906 Spouse: Margretta Russell Rowe. VIC, Australia, #M152.4
 
Death*7 Mar 1935 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D2015 (Age 58.)5 
Death-Notice*9 Mar 1935BECHER.—On the 7th March, at Wynamo, Blessington street, Arthur Vincent youngest son of the late Canon Becher, of St. James's Old Cathedral, beloved husband of Margaret, aged 58 years. (Interred 8th March.)6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 2720, item 272/889
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 957, item 272/889.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 9 May 1876, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7438667
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 9 Mar 1935, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12217423
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Helen Louisa Becher1

F, #21081, b. 7 Nov 1877, d. 15 Jul 1949
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.2 
Probate (Will)* 419/267. Helen L BECHER Date of grant: 10 Oct 1949; Date of death: 15 Jul 1949; Occupation: Spinster; Residence: St Kilda.3 
Birth*7 Nov 1877 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B23703.4 
Birth-Notice*9 Nov 1877BECHER.—On the 7th inst , at St James's Parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. Canon Becher of a daughter.5 
Death*15 Jul 1949 Hamilton, VIC, Australia, #D20909 (Age 71) - as BECHER.6 
Death-Notice*18 Jul 1949BECHER. —On July 15 (after a short illness), Helen Louisa (Nell), third daughter of the late Canon and Mrs. Becher.
BECHER. - In affectionate memory of Miss Helen Becher, former mistress at Lauriston, Malvern. (From the Old Lauristonians' Association.)7 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 4987, item 419/267
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 1463, item 419/267.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "registered in West Melbourne."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 9 Nov 1877, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5944359
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 18 Jul 1949, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22765502
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Frances Sophia Becher1

F, #21082, b. 16 Mar 1880, d. 24 Oct 1962
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.2 
Probate (Will)* 593/415. Frances Sophia LEMPRIERE Date of grant: 21 Mar 1963; Date of death: 24 Oct 1962; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Coldstream.3 
Married NameLempriere. 
Birth*16 Mar 1880 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B3816.4 
Birth-Notice*18 Mar 1880BECHER.—On the 16th ult., at St. James's parsonage, Melbourne, the wife of the Rev. Canon Becher of a daughter.5 
Marriage*1939 Spouse: James Boyes Lempriere. VIC, Australia, #M1602.6
 
Death*24 Oct 1962 Coldstream, VIC, Australia, #D24655 (Age 82.)6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 468, item 593/415
    VPRS 28/ P4 unit 2809, item 593/415.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "registered in West Melbourne."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 18 Mar 1880, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5978763
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Albert Rowland Becher1

M, #21083, b. Sep 1860, d. 10 Jan 1867
Father*Canon Michael Henry Becher1 b. 1819, d. 4 Jan 1883
Mother*Philippa Catharine Jennings1 d. 27 Oct 1905
(Stone) Burial (Grave) Church of England Section K 249/300, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia,
; Sacred to the memory of Michael Henry BECHER, B.A. Incumbent of St. James, Melbourne for twenty two years
who departed this life 4 Jan 1883 age 63 years
his daughters
Helen Louise 1878-1950
Alicia Susan 1867 - 1951
Frances Sophia 1880-1962
also
William Henry who died 10 Feb 1866 age 7 mths
Albert Rowland who died 11 Jan 1867, age 6 yrs
Phillipa Bessie who died 25 Feb 1871, age 3 mths
Philip who died 8 Jan 1872, age 10 days
children of the above
and Phillippa Catherine his wife who died at Sale 27 Oct 1905 age 70 yrs. Blessed are the pure in heart.2 
Birth*Sep 1860 Caistor, Lincolnshire, England, Sep Q [Caistor] 7a 551.1,3 
Death*10 Jan 1867 St James' Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D2426 (Age 6) - as Albert Rolf.1 
Death-Notice*12 Jan 1867BECHER.—At St. James's parsonage, on the 10th January, from scarlatina, Albert Rowland, only surviving son of the Rev. M. H. Becher, aged six years.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 12 Jan 1867, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5783366
Last Edited30 Oct 2018

Frank Samuel Oswald Irving

M, #21084, b. 4 May 1864, d. 1946
Father*Martin Howy Irving b. 21 Feb 1831, d. 23 Jan 1912
Mother*Caroline Mary Bruyeres b. 3 Mar 1827, d. 16 Jun 1881
Birth*4 May 1864 Carlton, VIC, Australia. 
Birth-Notice*5 May 1864IRVING.-On the 4th inst., at the University, the wife of Professor Irving of a son.1 
Marriage*12 Feb 1896 Spouse: Blanche Maria Becher. VIC, Australia, #M306R.2
 
Widower10 Jul 1936Frank Samuel Oswald Irving became a widower upon the death of his wife Blanche Maria Becher.3 
Death*1946 Burwood, VIC, Australia, #D4154 (Age 83) - as Frank Laurie Oswald IRVING.4 

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 5 May 1864, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5748537
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth CARLTON."
Last Edited26 Oct 2018

Margretta Russell Rowe

F, #21085, b. 1876, d. 1957
Married NameBecher. 
Birth*1876 
Marriage*1906 Spouse: Arthur Vincent Becher. VIC, Australia, #M152.1
 
Widow7 Mar 1935Margretta Russell Rowe became a widow upon the death of her husband Arthur Vincent Becher.2 
Death*1957 Welshpool, VIC, Australia, #D25358 (Age 81) [par Charles ROWE & Katherine FARIS].3 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of Birth Coleraine."
Last Edited26 Oct 2018
 

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.