Lily May Baker

F, #23985, b. 1887, d. 13 Oct 1952
Married NameWilkins. 
Birth*1887 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B25466/1887 (par John BAKER & Sarah HISCOX) - as Lily May BAKER.1 
Marriage*7 Aug 1907 Spouse: William John Wilkins. Mount Erica Church, East Prahran, VIC, Australia, #M5711/1907.2
 
Marriage-Notice7 Sep 1907WILKINS—BAKER.—On the 7th August, at the Mount Erica Church, East Prahran, by the Rev. E. W. Nye, William John, eldest son of William and Christina Wilkins, of Malvern, to Lily May, youngest daughter of John and Sarah Baker, of East Prahran.3 
Widow28 Apr 1946Lily May Baker became a widow upon the death of her husband William John Wilkins.4 
Death*13 Oct 1952 Parkville, VIC, Australia, #D12466/1952 (Age 65) (par Unknown BAKER) - as Lily May WILKINS.5 
Death-Notice*14 Oct 1952WILKINS, Lily May.—On October 13, at Royal Melbourne Hospital, loved wife of the late William John Wilkins, loving mother of Bill and Lil, mother-in-law of Louise and John, fond nana of Doreen, John, Pauline, Milton, Denise, Carmel and Patrick, aged 65 years.—Father and mother reunited.
WILKINS—The Funeral of the late Mrs LILY MAY WILKINS will leave the Presbyterian Church,
Charman road, Cheltenham, THIS DAY at the conclusion of a service commencing at 10.30 am for the Cheltenham Cemetery, Charman road
W D ROSE & SON XF2042.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1918Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William John Wilkins.7,8
1924Glen Neath, Remo Street, Mentone, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William John Wilkins.9

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B25466/1887 (par John BAKER & Sarah HISCOX) - as Lily May BAKER, Birth registered at Arma, Australia."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 7 Sep 1907, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205007317
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D4245/1946 (Age 60) (par William John WILKINS & Christina MITCHELL) - as William John WILKINS, born Sydney. Death registered at Melbourne, Australia."
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D12466/1952 (Age 65) (par Unknown BAKER) - as Lily May WILKINS, Death registered at Parkville, Australia."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 14 Oct 1952, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23213052
  7. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
Last Edited8 Jul 2022

Alexander Smith

M, #23986
Marriage* Spouse: Lucy Jane King.
 
Land-UBeac*23 Nov 1928 PAK-52 (part), 266 Brown Road. Transfer from William John Wilkins to Alexander Smith. 10a.1 
Land-UBeac*18 Feb 1936 PAK-52 (part), 266 Brown Road. Transfer from Alexander Smith to Lucy Vida Winifred Pidgeon. 10a.2 

Family

Lucy Jane King
Child 1.Lucy Vida Winifred Smith+ b. 9 May 1907, d. 30 Mar 1990

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4983-589 - Alexander Smith of "Colfetty" Abbott Street Sandringham Gentleman.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4983-589 - Lucy Vida Winifred Pideon of "Plumstead" Browns Road Officer Married Woman.
Last Edited25 Jan 2020

Lucy Jane King

F, #23987
Married NameSmith. 
Marriage* Spouse: Alexander Smith.
 

Family

Alexander Smith
Child 1.Lucy Vida Winifred Smith+ b. 9 May 1907, d. 30 Mar 1990
Last Edited25 Jan 2020

Ida Sherbourne Rentoul

F, #23991, b. 1888, d. 1960
Married NameOuthwaite. 
Birth*1888 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1909 Spouse: Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite. VIC, Australia, #M8716/1909.1
 
Widow16 Jun 1938Ida Sherbourne Rentoul became a widow upon the death of her husband Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite.2 
Land-Note*19 Jul 1950 PAK-52 (part). Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite died on 16th June 1938. Probate of his will has been granted to Ida Rentoul Outhwaite of 60 Leopold Street South Yarra Widow.3 
Death*1960 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D7881/1960 (Age 72) [par John Laurence RENTOUL & Annie Isobel RATTRAY] - as Ida Sherbourne Rentoul OUTHWAITE.4 

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D5039/1938 - born Redfern Victoria."
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4737-378 - Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite died on 16th June 1938. Probate of his will has been granted to Ida Rentoul Outhwaite of 60 Leopold Street South Yarra Widow.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D7881/1960 - born MELBOURNE."
Last Edited25 Jan 2020

Raymond Edgar Brewster

M, #23995, b. 7 Nov 1910, d. 29 Apr 1992
Father*Frederick Brewster
Mother*Lizzie Wells
Probate (Will)* Raymond Edgar Brewster, Residence: Mooroolbark, Death Date: 29 Apr 1992, Occupation: Gentleman, Grant Date: 7 Aug 1992.1 
Birth*7 Nov 1910 Wynyard, TAS, Australia. [par Frederick Vincent BREWSTER & Lizzie WELLS]2 
Marriage*1943 Spouse: Dulcie Olive Molly Godwin. VIC, Australia, #M507/1943.3
 
Widower5 Sep 1990Raymond Edgar Brewster became a widower upon the death of his wife Dulcie Olive Molly Godwin.2 
Death*29 Apr 1992 VIC, Australia.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963177 Manningham Road, Bulleen, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster.4
1972Emerald Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster.5
1977162 Dundas Street, Rye, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Sep 1933: ESCAPE FROM REFORMATORY. Brewster Committed for Trial
    When senior-detectives P. W. Lambell and F. Gooden were walking along Elizabeth street, city, on August 23, they say two men, one of whom they recognised as Raymond Edgar Brewster, aged 23 years, who escaped from custody at the prison farm at Castlemaine reformatory on January 8, last year. After a chase the detectives arrested Brewster.
    Before Mr. F. W. Bond., P.M., in the City Court yesterday, Brewster pleased builty to a charge of having escaped from custody. Brewster was committed for trial to General Sessions on September 15.7
  • 21 Sep 1933: GAOL ESCAPEE
    Raymond Edgar Brewster, 23, who escaped front the prison camp at Castlemaine at the beginning of 1932, was sentenced to three months imprisonment for the offence by Judge Macindoe in the General Sessions today.
    "The news came that my brother got into trouble, and the other initiates of the reformatory made nasty remarks about it, so I ran away." said Brewster to the judge.
    After he has served his gaol sentence, Brewster will be reclaimed by the reformatory. He is serving a sentence for larceny.8
  • 25 Nov 1953: Proposed Caravan Park At Holm Park, Beaconsfreld
    GIVING details of a proposed Caravan Park at Holm Park, Beaconsfield, R. Brewster mentioned that it would have provision for tents, caravans and double-decker buses (on blocks).
    “I am prepared to spend a large sum to make it modern, and something Beaconsfield will be proud of,” he wrote, in seeking council’s approval of the project.
    At the instance of Crs. Harris and Thewlis, the application will be tabled for 30 days, while legal opinion and the report of the Health Inspector is obtained. Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster9
  • 17 Sep 1954: Electric supply
    WE and 14 other small farmers have applied for electricity to be supplied to our farms. The Minister for Electrical Undertakings, Mr Galbally, has a great deal to say about the goal of giving electricity to Victoria, but he doesn't mention how we have to obtain it. This is the answer we received.
    If you are willing to supply half the cost, which is £5000, and wait two years you may get it then. We are 1 ½ miles from the Prince's Highway and only 31 miles from Melbourne. I think it is outrageous to seek so much from small landholders.
    — R. BREWSTER. "Holm Park," Beaconsfield.
    Mr Galbally said all extensions requiring high voltage lines in town or country were financed under a 50-50 self-help scheme. The State Electricity Commission found half the cost of the lines, and the consumer lent the other at current interest rates. The principal was repayable in five years. This had enabled the Government in the past two years to make a record number of extensions, and to get the plan for complete rural electrification within 10 years well ahead of schedule. Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster10
  • 25 Oct 1954: Man for trial. Raymond Edgar Brewster was committed at Oakleigh Court today for trial on a charge of house-breaking on October 9.
    Police alleged that Brewster, 43, of Garden Street, South Yarra, stole three State Savings Bank home savings safes, containing about £7, £5/10/ in notes, and three packets of cigarettes from the house of George Cornell, of Ferntree Gully Road, Wheeler's Hill.11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Madison Azzopardi Family Tree - Owner Madison Azzopardi.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  5. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972 "also David Geoffrey & Margaret Louise Brewster Holm Park Road Beaconsfield, mechanic."
  6. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 1 Sep 1933, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11688287
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 21 Sep 1933, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243416818
  9. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 25 Nov 1953, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/215824041
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 17 Sep 1954, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/248341533
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 25 Oct 1954, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243435258
Last Edited27 May 2021

Dulcie Olive Molly Godwin

F, #23996, b. 12 Jul 1908, d. 5 Sep 1990
Married NameBraid.1 
Married NameBrewster. 
Birth*12 Jul 1908 Zeehan, TAS, Australia. [par John Payton GODWIN & Margaret Florence ELLIMS]1 
Marriage*26 Oct 1927 Spouse: John Raymond Braid. Church of England, Wilmot, TAS, Australia.1
 
Divorce*3 Jul 1943Dulcie Olive Molly Braid and John Raymond Braid were divorced on 3 Jul 1943 at TAS, Australia. 
Marriage*1943 Spouse: Raymond Edgar Brewster. VIC, Australia, #M507/1943.2
 
Land-Beac16 Jan 1950 PAK-55A.B. Transfer from Laura Evelyn Armytage, Leila Christina Armytage, Constance Caroline Fitzpatrick to Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster. 193a 2r (now 191a 2r 3p) - sold for £11,000 20 Dec 1949.3,4 
Land-Note*abt 1956 PAK-55A.B l/p 41796. Subdivided into 17 parts. 
Land-Beac*26 Sep 1956 PAK-55A.B l/p 41796 Lot 9, 99 Holm Park Road. Transfer from Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster to Harold Ahern Vera May Ahern. 9a 2r 36 8/10p - Transfer A227860 - C/T 8164-627.5 
Land-Beac*22 Nov 1957 PAK-55A.B l/p 41796 Lot 17, O'Neill Road. Transfer from Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster to David Sydney Copland. 24a 1r 8p.6 
Land-Beac*20 Nov 1958 PAK-55A.B l/p 41796 Lot 6, Holm Park Road. Transfer from Dulcie Olive Molly Brewster to Elena Ghilezan. 9a 2r 37 7/10p - Transfer A645489 - C/T 8211-835
later further subdivied into 61 + 67 Holm Park Road 3/147367 + 4/147367.7 
Death*5 Sep 1990 Berwick, VIC, Australia.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963177 Manningham Road, Bulleen, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Raymond Edgar Brewster.8
1972Emerald Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Raymond Edgar Brewster.9
1977162 Dundas Street, Rye, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Raymond Edgar Brewster.10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Nov 1927: Braid-Godwin.
    An exceedingly pretty wedding was celebrated in the Church of England, Wilmot, on October 26, when John Raymond, 2nd son of Mr. & Mrs. Jas. Braid, West Kentish, was married to Dulcie Olive (Molly), third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Godwin, Wilmot. Rev. O. Snell officiated.
    The church had been beautifully decorated by friends of the couple. Suspended over the centre was a large wedding bell with the initials of the bride and bridegroom. The bride was given away by Mr. A. Lovegrove. She wore a beautiful bridal frock of ivory georgette, with satin bands over a slip of cream satin and lace and a white tulle veil, kindly loaned by the Misses Gould, of Launceston, and which was worn by the late Mrs. Colonel Gould 38 years ago. The veil was crowned with a coronet of orange blossom, kindly loaned by Mrs. J. Cheek, of Devonport. The bride carried a bouquet of white stock and maidenhair fern, tied with white satin streamers. Miss Melvie Braid, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid. Her dress was new blue crepe de chine, with blue hat to match. She carried a posy similar to that of the bride. Myreen, sister of the bride, was cushion-bearer, and was very nicely dressed in cream silk, relieved with pink, with white hat to match. The cushion was very prettily worked by Miss Evie Billing. Little Pat Gould, niece of the bride, was dressed in pale blue fuji silk, and carried a basket of primroses. The bridegroom was accompanied by Mr. George Godwin as best man.
    As the wedding party entered the church the congregation sang "The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden." During the signing of the register Mr. T. Maddock sang "My Prayer." Miss Huxtable was the organist. After the ceremony Mrs. Godwin, mother of the bride, entertained about 80 guests at a wedding breakfast in tho I. O. R. Hall. The guests were received by the lovely couple and the bride's mother.
    Mr. Quaile apologised for the Absence of the bride's father, who was unable to be present. The usual toasts were honored. Mr. G Godwin read several congratulatory telegrams from relatives and friends.
    The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a pair of gold sleeve links, the bridegroom's gift to the bride a beautiful handbag, and to the bridesmaid manicure set. The cushion-bearer and maid of honor received a miniature cutlery set.
    Many useful wedding presents were received. Included in the presents were a silver tea service from the residents of Wilmot, a silver-mounted biscuit barrel from the Football Club, and a travelling rug from the boarders of Godwin's Coffee Palace.
    A feature of the table was a three decker wedding cake, made by Mesdames Godwin and Billing and decorated by Mr. K. Mitchell.
    The couple left per motor for Burnie, en route for Melbourne, where they will reside. The bride's travelling dress was of silk marocain, trimmed with blue, with hat to match and with black crepe de chine coat. John Raymond Braid11
  • 23 Mar 1943: HOBART DIVORCE COURT. HOBART, Monday. - Several undefended divorce suits were dealt with by Mr. Justice Hutchins in the Supreme Court in its Matrimonial Jurisdiction to-day. Decrees nisi were granted in all the following cases: Dulcie Olive Braid v. John Raymond Braid, of Launceston (desertion). John Raymond Braid12
  • 23 Mar 1943: Braid v. Braid. On the grounds of desertion, Dulcie Olive Braid sought divorce from John Raymond Braid The petitioner was represented by Mr W. J. T. Stops (Clerk, Walker, Stops, and Stephens).
    Petitioner said she was married at Wilmot in 1927. Her husband went to Victoria for harvesting, and later sent for her. She found he was earning £1 a week and keep, and she had to live in a one-roomed shack, with a lean-to kitchen. After a month she decided that she could not stay. She returned home until her husband could do something better. He had not provided a home. John Raymond Braid13
  • 3 Jul 1943: Decrees absolute were granted in petitions by ... Dulcie Olive Braid against John Raymond Braid. John Raymond Braid14
  • 25 Nov 1953: Proposed Caravan Park At Holm Park, Beaconsfreld
    GIVING details of a proposed Caravan Park at Holm Park, Beaconsfield, R. Brewster mentioned that it would have provision for tents, caravans and double-decker buses (on blocks).
    “I am prepared to spend a large sum to make it modern, and something Beaconsfield will be proud of,” he wrote, in seeking council’s approval of the project.
    At the instance of Crs. Harris and Thewlis, the application will be tabled for 30 days, while legal opinion and the report of the Health Inspector is obtained. Raymond Edgar Brewster15
  • 17 Sep 1954: Electric supply
    WE and 14 other small farmers have applied for electricity to be supplied to our farms. The Minister for Electrical Undertakings, Mr Galbally, has a great deal to say about the goal of giving electricity to Victoria, but he doesn't mention how we have to obtain it. This is the answer we received.
    If you are willing to supply half the cost, which is £5000, and wait two years you may get it then. We are 1 ½ miles from the Prince's Highway and only 31 miles from Melbourne. I think it is outrageous to seek so much from small landholders.
    — R. BREWSTER. "Holm Park," Beaconsfield.
    Mr Galbally said all extensions requiring high voltage lines in town or country were financed under a 50-50 self-help scheme. The State Electricity Commission found half the cost of the lines, and the consumer lent the other at current interest rates. The principal was repayable in five years. This had enabled the Government in the past two years to make a record number of extensions, and to get the plan for complete rural electrification within 10 years well ahead of schedule. Raymond Edgar Brewster16

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Madison Azzopardi Family Tree - Owner Madison Azzopardi.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6655-970 - Molly Brewster of 3 Penrhyn Avenue Camberwell Married Woman.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Purchase Price £11,000 20 Dec 1949 (rate book 1949/50).
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6655-970 - C/T 8164-627 - Harold Ahern Builder and Vera May Ahern Married Woman both of Princes Highway Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6655-970 - C/T 8253-481 - David Sydney Copland of Beaconsfield Farmer
    Transfer A440046.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6655-970 - C/T 8211-835 - Elena Ghilezan of Upper Beaconsfield Road Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  8. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  9. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972 "also David Geoffrey & Margaret Louise Brewster Holm Park Road Beaconsfield, mechanic."
  10. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), Thu 24 Nov 1927, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67784100
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Advocate (Burnie, Tas.), Tue 23 Mar 1943, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article68803579
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), Tue 23 Mar 1943, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25936603
  14. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), Sat 3 Jul 1943, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26000052
  15. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 25 Nov 1953, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/215824041
  16. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 17 Sep 1954, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/248341533
Last Edited27 May 2021
 

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.