Anne Wiseman

F, #21721, b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1934
Note* Former husband Henry GRAY married in Dec 1896, Victoria. Henry's residence 44 Years in WA + 16 Years in Victoria = 60 in Australia. Death 19 Nov 1899 • Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia Age: 80 Found drowned - inquiry held.1 
Married NameDavies. 
Birth*1852 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.1 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Edmund Hesketh Davies. VIC, Australia, #M8498/1902 - married as Anne GRAY.2
 
Widow3 Jul 1919Anne Wiseman became a widow upon the death of her husband Edmund Hesketh Davies.3 
Death*7 Apr 1934 Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #D3069 [par Godfrey WISEMAN & THORNTON] - buried at Cheltenham with Henry GRAY.1,4 

Grave

  • 200*EM*O 201*EM*O, Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, In memory / of / Emma PRIEST / 3.6.1902. / Edmond H. DAVIES / 5.7.1919.
    In memory / of / Henry GRAY / 21.11.1899. / Anne DAVIES / 7.4.1934.5,6

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Wright Family Tree (CJWRIGHT61).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "indexed Edmd Hesketh DAVIES and Anne GRAY."
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  5. [S49] Index of burials in the Cheltenham Cemetery
    Also buried in this grave are Henry GRAY, Anne's former husband, and Emma Priest nee Gray.
  6. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "Emma PRIEST #D5417 / 1902 d Ewick, Australia [par Wm GRAY & HARPLEY]
    Henry GRAY #D12646 / 1899 d Brton E, Australia [par Wm GRAY & HARPLEY]."
Last Edited8 Mar 2019

Christina Florence Gillespie

F, #21722, b. 1885, d. 9 Aug 1917
Married NameWatkins. 
Birth*1885 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B4487/1885 [par James Story GILLESPIE & Elizabeth SMYTHE].1 
Marriage*1909 Spouse: Frederick Watkins. VIC, Australia, #M502.2
 
Death*9 Aug 1917 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D9075 (Age 32) [par Jas Storey GILLESPIE & Elizabeth SMYTH].3 
Death-Notice*10 Aug 1917WATKINS.— On the 9th August, 1917, at her residence, 34 Davis street, Kew, Christiana Florence, the dearly beloved wife of Frederick, and devoted mother of Freddy, Florence and Alice (Betty), eldest daughter of Elizabeth and the late James S. Gillespie, Heidelberg, and loving sister of Willie, Ida, and Robbie, A.I.F. (abroad), after long illness. (No flowers, by request.)
We saw her suffering day by day;
It caused us bitter grief
To see her slowly pine away
And could not give relief.4 

Family

Frederick Watkins b. 1883, d. 6 Nov 1959
Children 1.Frederick Watkins2 b. 7 Jul 1909, d. 1984
 2.Florence Watkins2 b. 1911
 3.Alice Watkins2 b. 1913, d. 1983

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Aug 1918, WATKINS.—In loving memory of our darling mother, Christiana Florence, who departed this life on the 9th August, 1917, at her late residence, Davis street, Kew.
    We saw her suffering day by day,
    It caused us bitter grief,
    To see her slowly pine away,
    And could not give relief.
    A faithful mother, true and kind,
    No one on earth like her we find;
    A year has passed, but none can tell,
    The loss of one we loved so well.
    —Inserted by her loving children, Freddy, Florence, and Alice (Betty).
    WATKINS.—In fondest remembrance of my devoted wife, Christiana Florence, who passed away at her late residence, Davis street, Kew, on the 9th August, 1917.
    I have not forgotten her, I loved her too dearly
    For her memory to fade from my life like a dream;
    The lips need not speak, though the heart mourns sincerely,
    And my thoughts often rest where they seldom are seen.
    —(Inserted by Fredk. Watkins.)
    WATKINS (nee Gillespie).- In loving memory of our devoted Chrissie (Mrs. Fred Watkins), who died at Kew on the 9th August, 1917. (Inserted by mother, Willie, Robbie, and Ida.)5

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 10 Aug 1917, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1641880
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 9 Aug 1918, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1432634
Last Edited20 Mar 2020

Frederick Watkins1

M, #21723, b. 7 Jul 1909, d. 1984
Father*Frederick Watkins1 b. 1883, d. 6 Nov 1959
Mother*Christina Florence Gillespie1 b. 1885, d. 9 Aug 1917
Birth*7 Jul 1909 Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, #B21108.1 
Birth-Notice*17 Jul 1909WATKINS (nee Gillespie).—On the 7th July, at Nurse Harrop's private hospital, Albert Park, the wife of F. Watkins, Moray-street, South Melbourne—a son. Both well.2 
Death*1984 Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D29255 (Age 45 [sic]) [par Frederick WATKINS & Christina GILLESPIE].3,4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
194276 Dandenong Road, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: butcher (Frederick junior). With Frederick Watkins and Florence Watkins.5

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 17 Jul 1909, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198484735
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "mother's first name."
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "mother's surname."
  5. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
Last Edited20 Mar 2020

Elizabeth Eckersall1

F, #21724, b. 1865, d. 8 Jan 1911
Father*William Eckersall1 b. 1812, d. 7 Aug 1890
Mother*Elizabeth Goldsborough1 b. 1827, d. 7 Apr 1908
Birth*1865 Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #B7036/1865.2 
Death*8 Jan 1911 Glenbrae, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D301/1911 (Age 45) - as ECKERSALL.1 
Death-Notice*21 Jan 1911ECKERSALL.—On the 8th January, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. J. Tyler, "Glenbrae," Upper Beaconsfield, Elizabeth ("Bessie"), youngest daughter of the late W. and E. Eckersall, of Brunswick.3 

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 21 Jan 1911, p67
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142938096
Last Edited12 Aug 2020

William James Eckersall1

M, #21725, b. 1861
Father*William Eckersall1 b. 1812, d. 7 Aug 1890
Mother*Elizabeth Goldsborough1 b. 1827, d. 7 Apr 1908
Birth*1861 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B18008/1861.1 
Marriage*1886 Spouse: Ellen Jackson. VIC, Australia, #M6362/1886.2
 
Land-Noteb 1906 PAK-56A.56B: Elizabeth Ann Gregory. Various owners and lessees listed on rate book, though title straight from Gregory to Payne. Eckersall from 1897.3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Aug 1899, Beaconsfield. On Friday evening last one of the most enjoyable social evenings ever held in the North Beaconsfield Hall took place in honor of the late assistant station-master, Mr. Henry Mohr, who has recently been transferred to Baddaginnie. The gathering was thoroughly representative of the district, fully a hundred persons being in attendance, testifying to the admiration and esteem in which this ideal public servant was held. Ex-Cr. Sykes occupied the chair, and in presenting Mr. Mohr with a handsomely framed and illuminated address and a purse of sovreigns, on behalf of the residents, stated that the gathering had taken place to honor one to whom honor was due. The many years Mr. Mohr had spent in their midst had proved him to be a capable and obliging officer, ever courteous and zealous in the discharge of his duties, his genial, happy disposition creating the most pleasant relationship between himself and the residents of this and surrounding districts, whether in his public or private character.
    Mr. William Keating, of Lower Beaconsfield, supported the remarks of the chairman, on added that, having known Mr. Mohr for ten years, he could say that as year after year passed his respect and admiration for him increased. Having had special intimacy and dealings with their guest, observing him on the bright and serious side of life for so many years, he could but say, claiming a fair knowledge of men, that it had never been his happy lot to meet one whose fidelity and integrity he had ever more reason to admire. This large district which he had so faithfully served joined hands with him in wishing Mr. Mohr a bright and prosperous future. Although suffering from a recent sad bereavement, he felt it his duty to be there that evening to add his testimony to that of other speakers in honor of their guest. He was sure none would think less of him, under the circumstances, for his being present.
    Mr. Geo W. Martin, representing Gembrook, added a few words in reference to Mr. Mohr's departure. Mr. Martin said that the deepest and truest feelings were often those most difficult to utter and which words failed to express and this was a true farewell. Mr. Mohr had striven to look up to that golden rule -"Do unto other as you would they should do to you," an consequently he had reaped the golden reward—not expressed in that handsome address or the material purse of sovereigns—but in the admiration and heartfelt wishes of which these were but the token. To the parting guest and friend he could only say farewell, and, if for ever, well then—fare them well. Mr. Eckersall of Lower Beaconsfield, and Mr. H. Glisman, of Upper Beaconsfield, endorsed what had been said by previous speakers, the latter gentleman also expressing the regret of the local cricket club in losing such a good and thorough sportsman.
    Mr. Mohr on rising to respond received an ovation, and it was a considerable time before he could be heard. He feelingly thanked thbse present, and also those who were absent though connected with the movement; for their great kindness in presenting him with so handsome a testimonial purse of sovreigns. He felt at a loss to express himself sufficiently grateful for such generous treatment towards him that evening. He could not understand what he had done to merit such kindness, as he had simply each day endeavored to do his duty. He would treasure their gift for all time as a me mento of happy associations spent in their midst. Refreshments were served during the evening, and dancing was kept up till the early hours of Saturday morning. Miss Hitchcock, of Dandenong, and Messrs. R. Bain and Eckersall contributed songs during the evening, and Mr. L G. Jones a recitation.
    The cricket club here are very sanguine of winning the trophies presented by the association. Our old friend Joe Doherty, of Nobelius fame, will be a starter, also Oscar Nobelius and Leslie Naylor, while they will be without the services of H. Mohr and D. Hedrick, who will be out of the district. It is to he hoped the members will turn up when called upon to play and not always be fine weather cricketers. The Recreation Club are having a very good time from a financial point of view. Arbour Day has been celebrated on no fewer than three occasions, when a great amount of clearing was done which will greatly benefit the local cricket club. On Saturday each member of the committee put their names down for an additional 10/6, with the hope of having the necessary improvements carried out. Mr H. E. Martin, the secretary, is to be congratulated on the result of his efforts.4

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 176 acres lots 56.56B Pakenham
    1897/98 - 689 Gregory crossed out, now Eckersall N40
    1901/02 - 595 Eckersall William Farmer owner Beac N50 arrears forward £2.10
    1902/03 - 591 Dyke, lessee of Eckersall, N50, paid by Eckersall incl arrears
    1903/04 - 186 Dyke Charles " " - arrears
    1904/05 - 308 Jackson Eliabeth Mrs. Brunswick Lady, Owner N70 paid arrears
    1905/06 - 315 Jackson Eliza Brunswick N70 paid, unreadable note.
    1906/07 - 325 Jackson Eliza, Brunswick, D.D. NAV 70 - crossed out replaced by Payne.
  4. [S12] Newspaper - SBM Journal 16 Aug 1899, p3.
Last Edited12 Aug 2020

Ellinor Eckersall1

F, #21730, b. 1862
Father*William Eckersall1 b. 1812, d. 7 Aug 1890
Mother*Elizabeth Goldsborough1 b. 1827, d. 7 Apr 1908
Birth*1862 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #B15817/1862.1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
Last Edited12 Aug 2020

Alma Phyllis Angwin

F, #21741, b. 20 Sep 1921
Father*Benjamin William Angwin b. 21 Apr 1897, d. 22 Oct 1952
Mother*Alma Nora Grant b. 1901, d. 24 Sep 1981
Military*Enlisted for military service: ANGWIN, ALMA PHYLLIS - Australian Army VF345186 - Date of Birth 20 Sep 1921 MORWELL, VIC.
Enlistment 17 Mar 1942 - Locality BUNYIP, VIC - Place of Enlistment MELBOURNE, VIC
Next of Kin ANGWIN, B - Date of Discharge 5 Jun 1945 Rank Signalman - Posting at Discharge LHQ SIGS. 
Birth*20 Sep 1921 Morwell, VIC, Australia.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Bunyip, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: A.W.A.S. - as Phyllis. With Benjamin William Angwin and Alma Nora Angwin.2

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  2. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
Last Edited14 Mar 2019

Edith May Angwin

F, #21743, b. 14 Jan 1924
Father*Benjamin William Angwin b. 21 Apr 1897, d. 22 Oct 1952
Mother*Alma Nora Grant b. 1901, d. 24 Sep 1981
Death* Death
17 05 1996 • Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.1 
Married NameDawes. 
Birth*14 Jan 1924 Bunyip, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage-Notice*15 Jul 1942The Engagement Is Announced Of EDITH MAY, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Angwin, Post-office, Bunyip, to Mervyn Charles Dawes, R.A.N., second son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Dawes, Bunyip.2 
Marriage*1943 Spouse: Mervyn Charles Dawes. VIC, Australia, #M7377/1943.3
 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Klein Family Tree (hlklein29).
  2. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 15 Jul 1942, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215709624."
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
Last Edited14 Mar 2019

Elizabeth Angwin

F, #21744, b. 1925, d. 18 May 2016
Father*Benjamin William Angwin b. 21 Apr 1897, d. 22 Oct 1952
Mother*Alma Nora Grant b. 1901, d. 24 Sep 1981
Married NameGreenaway. 
Birth*1925 
Marriage*1951 Spouse: Richard Francis Cole Greenaway. VIC, Australia, #M7631.1
 
Widow27 Apr 2007Elizabeth Angwin became a widow upon the death of her husband Richard Francis Cole Greenaway.2 
Death*18 May 2016 Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, VIC, Australia.3 
Death-Notice*20 May 2016GREENAWAY (Angwin). Elizabeth (Betty). Passed away peacefully at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, on May 18, 2016. Aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of Frank (dec.) Much loved mother of Elizabeth (Anne) and William (Bill), mother-in-law of Sharon. Adored Nan of Scott and Tracy, Timothy, Kathleen, Daniel, Robert, Richard and Gran of Alyssa, Blake and Chloe. Loved sister of Phyllis. Now At Peace.
GREENAWAY (Angwin). A Service to celebrate the life of Mrs Betty Greenaway will be held at St Thomas' Anglican Church, A'Beckett Rd, Bunyip on MONDAY (May 23) at 2 p.m. At the conclusion of the Service the cortege will leave for the Bunyip Lawn Cemetery.3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Apr 1942, POSTWOMAN No 1. Sir: The claim by Terang to Victoria's first postwoman is without foundation. Bunyip has been extremely well served by a very efficient postwoman, Miss Betty Angwin, since October 2, 1941. As Bunyip is very proud of its postwoman, we cannot allow Terang's claim to go unchallenged.
    JOSEPH L. JEFFERS (Bunyip).4
  • 12 Dec 1942, FIRST POSTWOMAN. Sir: THE ARGUS on Wednesday stated that Victoria's first postwomen began duty the previous day. This matter was ventilated in THE ARGUS some months ago. It was shown then that Heathcote had a postwoman on duty during the first world war. For this war period Miss Betty Angwin, of Bunyip, is Victoria's No 1 postwoman, as she has been on duty and given efficient service for the last 14 months.
    -M. A. SHERRIFF (Bunyip).5

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "30 Apr 2007 - viewed online Mar 2019."
  3. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "20 May 2016 - viewed online Mar 2019."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 1 Apr 1942, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8240162
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 12 Dec 1942, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12009288
Last Edited14 Mar 2019

Margaret Gwen Angwin

F, #21745, b. 16 Oct 1930, d. 4 Sep 1999
Father*Benjamin William Angwin b. 21 Apr 1897, d. 22 Oct 1952
Mother*Alma Nora Grant b. 1901, d. 24 Sep 1981
Married NameApps. 
Birth*16 Oct 1930 Drouin, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage* Spouse: David Leslie Apps.
 
Death*4 Sep 1999 Warragul, VIC, Australia.1 

Family

David Leslie Apps
Child 1.Maureen Katherine Apps2 b. 1956, d. 14 Nov 1957

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Klein Family Tree (hlklein29).
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited14 Mar 2019
 

NOTE

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

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