Emma Parnham

F, #21933, d. 2 Jul 1907
Married NameJoynt. 
Marriage*12 Aug 1863 Spouse: Edwin Joynt. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M2489/1863.1
 
Marriage-Notice*15 Aug 1863JOYNT—PARNHAM.—On the 12th inst., at 113 Flinders-street, by the Rev. Daniel James Draper, Edwin Joynt, to Emma, eldest daughter of Oliver Parnham.2 
Widow4 Aug 1900Emma Parnham became a widow upon the death of her husband Edwin Joynt.3 
Death*2 Jul 1907 Adelaide, SA, Australia. 
Death-Notice*3 Jul 1907JOYNT.—At Adelaide, on the 2nd July, Emma, beloved wife of the late Edwin Joynt.4 

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 Aug 1863, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6488211
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), Wed 3 Jul 1907, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45820131
Last Edited6 Apr 2019

Elizabeth Thompson

F, #21937, b. 1814, d. 30 Jul 1873
Married NameJeffery. 
Birth*1814 Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. 
Marriage*7 Jun 1859 Spouse: Elias Jeffery. VIC, Australia, #M2248.1,2
 
Death*30 Jul 1873 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D7571 (Age 59) [par George DAINBRIDGE & Elizabeth].3 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 1873JEFFERY.—On the 30th ult., at her residence, Foundry-lane, Lonsdale-street east, Elizabeth, the wife of Elias Jeffery, aged 56 years, formerly of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Home papers please copy.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Feb 1868: EAST COLLINGWOOD (Tuesday).—Elias Jeffery, brought up for disobeying an order of the court for the maintenance of his wife, was required to pay £12 accumulated instalments due, and to appear before the court in another week. Elias Jeffery5
  • 8 Apr 1868: At the City Police Court yesterday, a person named Elias Jeffery was summoned for the maintenance of three of his children, at present inmates of the Yarra Bend. The proceedings were taken at the instance of the Master in Lunacy, under the new Lunacy Act, which gives the bench power to make parents contribute, according to their means, to the maintenance of their children under such circumstances. An order was made against the prisoner last October to contribute towards the support of the children, but this he had never complied with. Mrs Elizabeth Jeffey, the step-mother of the children, swore that her husband was in a position to pay, and the bench made an order for the payment of £32 8s., being arrears due from the 1st of October until the 1st of April ; and, further, for the payment of 24s a week, for twelve months ; the defendant to find one surety of £100 for the due carrying out of the order. Elias Jeffery6

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, cm2512.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 1 Aug 1873, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5868493
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 5 Feb 1868, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article176998615
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 8 Apr 1868, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article176994905
Last Edited15 Oct 2020

Robert Officer

M, #21939, b. 1800, d. 8 Jul 1879
Birth*1800 
Marriage*25 Oct 1823 Spouse: Jemima Patterson. Hobart, TAS, Australia.1
 
Death*8 Jul 1879 Hall Green, New Norfolk, TAS, Australia, Surgeon-Knight (Age 79) died of natural decay and dysentry.2 
Death-Notice*10 Jul 1879OFFICER.—On July 8, at Hall Green, New Norfolk, the Hon. Sir Robert Officer, aged 79.3 

Family

Jemima Patterson
Children 1.Robert Officer+ b. 14 Mar 1825, d. 25 Aug 1881
 2.Suetonius Henry Officer+ b. 4 Jan 1830, d. 21 Jul 1883
 3.William Officer+6 b. 22 Oct 1835

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jul 1879: OBITUARY. SIR ROBERT OFFICER, KNT.
    We regret to find from our Hobart Town telegram that Sir Robert Officer died at 2 p.m. yesterday, at his residence, Halt Green, New Norfolk, aged nearly 80 years. Sir Robert Officer arrived in this colony about 1825 as assistant surgeon to the General Hospital, under the Imperial Government. On his retirement from that position his practice became very extensive and lucrative, but eventually he retired altogether from practice. He represented Glenorchy in the House of Assembly for many years, and after the decease of Sir Richard Dry in 1869 was unanimously elected Speaker. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, when he visited this colony in 1868, honored Dr. Officer by paying a visit to him at his seat, Halt Green, New Norfolk, and Dr. Officer accompanied the Royal visitor on his inspection of the Salmon Ponds. A few years afterwards the honor of knighthood was conferred upon the Hon. Dr. Officer for his services as Speaker. He was member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, since 1821; stood second on the roll of the magistracy, having been in the Commistion of the Peace since 12th July, 1828. Sir Robert took a leading part in all movements for the improvement of the colony, socially, morally, and materially. He was President of the Court of Medical Examiners; President of Commissioners for the Hospital for the Insane at New Norfolk; Chairman of Trustees of the Acclimatisation Society; Chairman of the Salmon Commission, and one of the most energetic members of all these associations. He had been a member of the Board of Education, but retired from this and some other pubic offices, when, in consequence of ill health, he resigned his seat for Glenorchy and his position as Speaker, and was succeeded by the Hon. Dr Butler, the Hon. Alfred Dobson replacing him as member for Glenorchy. Sir Robert Officer invested largely in land in Victoria, and established his sons there, where they are known as wealthy and highly respected landowners. Though one of our leading public men for so many years, Sir Robert Officer was of a retiring and modest disposition.
    He never identified himself with any political party, but exerted all his energies to his adopted country. In this respect he set an example which all true patriots would do well to follow. As Speaker of the House of Assembly his ruling and decisions were so truly impartial as to ensure the respect and support of all parties. In private life he was social, generously hospitable, and of a most amiable disposition. Amongst the long roll of worthy old colonists who have been called away from amongst us during the last dozen years, we cannot call of memory one more worthy of the regret of the community he endeavored throughout his long and useful life to benefit than Sir Robert Officer.4
  • 9 Jul 1879: SIR ROBERT OFFICER.—Death yesterday removed one whose name has been a household word in Tasmania for upwards of half a century. At the ripe old age of 79, and in possession of his faculties to almost the last moment, has passed away the hon. Sir Robert Officer, than whom no public man ever enjoyed greater confidence. We shall have something more to say of one who perfectly possessed the characteristics conveyed in that grand old word a gentleman.5

Citations

  1. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. Tasmanian Names Index "RGD36/1/1 no 655."
  2. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. Tasmanian Names Index "NAME_INDEXES:1161404."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), Thu 10 Jul 1879, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8978890
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas.), Wed 9 Jul 1879, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66504963
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), Wed 9 Jul 1879, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8978869
  6. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. Tasmanian Names Index "NAME_INDEXES:1084249."
Last Edited20 Jun 2021

Suetonius Henry Officer

M, #21941, b. 4 Jan 1830, d. 21 Jul 1883
Father*Robert Officer b. 1800, d. 8 Jul 1879
Mother*Jemima Patterson
Birth*4 Jan 1830 New Norfolk, TAS, Australia, as Luctonius Henry Officer.1,2 
Marriage*18 Dec 1866 Spouse: Mary Lillias Rigg Cairns. VIC, Australia, #M3924.3
 
Land-UBeac4 Jul 1882 PAK-38.39A.39B.40A.40B.41A.41B. Transfer from Suetonius Henry Officer to Elias Jeffery. 596a 3r 38p.4 
Death*21 Jul 1883 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D9809 (Age 53.)1 
Death-Notice*4 Aug 1883OFFICER — On the 21st July, at Leigh wood, Toorak, Suetonius Henry Officer, third son of the late Mr Robert Officer, of Hallgreen, New Norfolk, Tasmania, in the fifty-fourth year of his age.5 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Dec 1883: Amongst the wills to which probate was granted yesterday was that of Suetonius Henry Officer, of Toorak, land owner. The testator by his will left his wife an annuity of £1000, which was subsequently increased by a codicil to £1500, and after three years to £3000. The following bequests are also made : Hornbrook Ragged Schools, £500 ; Sustentation Fund, £500 ; Heathen Missions, £1000; Presbyterian Theological Hall, £1000; balance of the property to be equally divided amongst the children. The will was made on the 23rd April, 1877, and by a codicil dated 30th April, 1880, the testator made the following additional bequests : — Aged and Infirm Fund, £500 ; National Bible Society, £1000 ; Bendigo Asylum, £250, By a second codicil, dated the 29th January, 1833, the testator made tho following further bequests : — Toorak Church, £1000 ; Melbourne Ladies' Benevolent Society, £500 ; Homœopathic Hospital, £250 ; Hospital for Sick Children, £250 ; Melbourne City Mission, £1000. The testator's property was sworn at £59,000.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. Tasmanian Names Index "NAME_INDEXES:1081298."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "index as Luctonius Henry OFFICER."
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1367-386 - Elias Jeffery of Waterloo Street Saint Kilda Gentleman.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 4 Aug 1883, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220539216
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 21 Dec 1883, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202600727
Last Edited20 Jun 2021

Ellen Agnes Besnard

F, #21944
Married NameOfficer. 
Marriage*1876 Spouse: Charles Myles Officer. VIC, Australia, #M3853.1
 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited9 Apr 2019

Christina Susann Robertson

F, #21945, d. 1875
Birth* Launceston, TAS, Australia.1 
Married NameOfficer.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Charles Myles Officer.1
 
Death*1875 VIC, Australia, #D9758 (Age 41) [par Daniel ROBERTSON & Sarah Welli PURBRICK].1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited9 Apr 2019
 

NOTE

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