Archibald McNaughton

M, #24031, b. 1878, d. 1974
Father*Archibald Kirk McNaughton b. 1844, d. Dec 1913
Mother*Mary Teresa McDonald b. 1847, d. Jun 1931
Birth*1878 Durham, VIC, Australia, #B22275/1878.1 
Death*1974 Pascoe Vale South, VIC, Australia, #D2110/1974 (Age 94.)2 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D2110/1974 - born Durham Ox."
Last Edited30 Jan 2020

Angus McNaughton

M, #24032, b. 1886, d. 1955
Father*Archibald Kirk McNaughton b. 1844, d. Dec 1913
Mother*Mary Teresa McDonald b. 1847, d. Jun 1931
Birth*1886 Swan Reach, VIC, Australia, #B14253/1886.1 
Death*1955 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D367/1955 (Age 68.)2 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D367/1955 - born Swan Reach."
Last Edited30 Jan 2020

William Charles McNaughton

M, #24033, b. 1891, d. 1944
Father*Archibald Kirk McNaughton b. 1844, d. Dec 1913
Mother*Mary Teresa McDonald b. 1847, d. Jun 1931
Birth*1891 Swan Reach, VIC, Australia, #B28078/1891.1 
Death*1944 Yarram, VIC, Australia, #D21751/1944 (Age 53.)2 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D21751/1944 - born Swan Reach."
Last Edited30 Jan 2020

John James Patterson

M, #24034
Land-Beac*5 Apr 1880 PAK-1A (Lot 34). Transfer from Charles Souter to John James Patterson. Purchase price £15 17s.1 
Land-Beac*27 Apr 1882 PAK-1A (Lot 34). Transfer from John James Patterson to Ann Miller. Purchase price £30.2 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Application 30297 - contains conveyance between Charles Souter and John James Patterson.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Application 30297 - contains conveyance between John James Patterson and Ann Miller.
Last Edited4 Aug 2020

Mount Misery Run

M, #24035
UBeac Research The Mt Misery Pastoral lease on Cardinia Creek, officially named WP (Western Port District) No. 36 was Gazetted on the 4th October 1848 (2). The run was first licensed to John Curran in October 1847 by the Officer in Charge in N.S.W. Why Curran chose this name is uncertain, as Mt. Misery is outside the boundaries of the run.
A few years earlier, in 1841, another Mt. Misery (3), this one on Dandenong Creek (4) was held by Thomas Herbert Power, a Collins Street auctioneer who was to become an M.L.C. In the early 50's T.H.Power held the lease of Mt. Misery on Cardinia Creek, it is not surprising there remains some confusion regarding two Mt. Misery leases (5).
In his initial application Curran stated the area of the lease was 6,400 acres (10 square miles), and had a carrying capacity of 300 cattle. This average of one animal per 21 acres, suggests it was very poor country for grazing.
At the time Curran selected there was no survey, the applying squatter had to describe the geographical features of the run. There is no official map of this run.
Curran wrote, its boundaries were -
On the east, scrubby ranges, -- Surely this must be the Mt. Misery Ranges (6)
on the west, Cardinia Creek, the only definite boundary
on the north by marked trees,
and on the south, Mr Jackson -- leased the Panty Gurn Gurn run, immediately south of Mt. Misery. There is on record a scaled map of Panty Gurn Gurn when it was licensed in N.S.W in 1845. Both runs were Gazetted on the same day, 4th October 1848. All Victorian Runs have this date
A plan of Mt. Misery in Victorian Squatters (7) shows the run, commencing in the south a little above the level of Inglis Road, and extending north to include present day Upper Beaconsfield and Dewhurst, a reasoned interpretation of Curran's boundaries, and confirmed by Government records.
Curran held the lease of Mt. Misery, until November 1849, when he sold all his stock to John Burkitt and transferred the lease to him.
The follows a series of leaseholders at short intervals, suggesting the run may have been well named! Burkitt held the lease for 8 months, selling to Charles Cochrane on the 13th July 1850.
Here a real wildcard appears, the transfer notes say "extends to Toomuc Creek on the east, and to Cardinia Creek on the west", and some authorities (8) have accepted this boundary, rather than the Mt. Misery range which seems to be implied in the original description. Had the creek been the original boundary surely Curran would have said so, being such a definite geographical feature !
Then followed R.Feehan, T.H.Power, Henry Birch, who held the lease for four weeks before reverting back to Power, then J.Watson, and Philpot et al.
In March 1858 Thomas Lord bought the lease. Eight months later he applied to purchase 320 acres of the Mt. Misery station, using his pre-emptive right.

Owners of Mt Misery Leases

Gazetted 4th October 1848 10 square miles
Mt. Misery Western Port No. 36 6,400 acres.
300 cattle. Adjacent to Berwick.

July 1847 John Curran 1st licensed by O.I.C. N.S.W.
Nov. 1849 to John Burkett
July 1850 Charles Cochrane to April 1851 to Rich. Feehan
Jan. 1852 T.H.Power to
Feb. 1853 H. Birch
Mar. 1853 T.H.Power (again)
June 1856 Jas. Robertson
April 1857 Philpot Curren Graham
Mar. 1858 Thomas Lord who exercised his pre-emptive right to select 320 acres from his run.
Approved and sold for £1 per acre.
Aug.1864 Lease cancelled - All land open for selection.1 
Land-Note*b 1858 Edward De Carle. Sale by auction by Mr De Carle (likely Edward De Carle) of Mount Misery Run - sold to Thomas Lord c1858 who took out pre-emptive right for 320 acres. 
(Witness) Land-UBeacMar 1858Mount Misery Run had an interest in at Mount Misery.2 
Correspondence*2 Dec 1858 Thomas Lord BERWICK 68/6416 December 2nd 1858
The Honourable the President of the Board of Land and Works.
Sir, Having had possession for some time past of the Mount Misery Station adjacent to the Township of Berwick I have the Honor to apply for the preemptive right of three hundred and twenty acres of said station.
Should I be accepted to make application on printed form I most respectfully request that you would direct that one of the required forms be forwarded.
I have the honour to be
Your most obedient humble servant
Signed by Thomas Lord.2 
Correspondence31 Dec 1858 Thomas Lord Dated 31st December 1858 F. T. Jones Ranger of Crown Lands
Reports on the Mount Misery Station.
Sir, I have the honor to inform you that I have visited the Mount Misery Station near the Township of Berwick in the Western Port District.
The improvements consist of a new slab house, horse paddock and cultivation paddock and a mile and a half of sapling fence which improvements I value at £150.
The ground has an appearance of being auriferous and no access would be impaired by allowing Mr Lord's 320 acres which is only value for one pound per acre.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your obdt. Servant
F. J. Jones Crown Land Ranger.3 
UBeac Research*1859 There was a pre-emptive right of 320 acres taken out by Thomas Lord in 1859 - this is roughly where PAK-59 is now. 
Note*31 Jan 1859 Lord's Pre-emptive Right Selection Granted 31st January 1859. 320 acres. The remainder of Mt Misery run was forfeited on 19th August 1864. No other lessee recorded.2 
Govt Gazette*22 Feb 1861The article reads: Depasture Licenses, 1861
It is hereby notified, for the information of Licensees of Crown Lands, that the Depasturing Licenses for the current year, in accordance with th subjoined lists, can be obtained at the Treasury, Melbourne, on or before the 31st day of March next, upon payment of the prescribed fees.
Melbourne District (C. Hodgkinson, Commissioner)
Lord, Thos. Mount Misery £10 0 0.4 
Govt Gazette27 May 1864The article reads: PAYMENT OF ARREARS OF RENTS.
AS the several amounts of rent shown in the subjoined list of runs as due and payable by the occupiers thereof at the dates specified in each case have not been reported by the Treasury as paid, notice is hereby given to the occupiers of these runs that if the said arrears of rent, together with the full amount of penalty, be not paid prior to the 30th June, 1864, proceedings will be taken under the 117th clause of The Land Act, 1862, to declare these runs forfeited ; and the powers conferred by the 116th clause of the said Act for the recovery of such amounts of rent will be exercised without further notice.
J. M. GRANT, Lands and Survey Office, Vice-President of the Board of Land and Works. Melbourne, 25th May, 1864.
Run Mount Misery, District Melbourne, Occupier T. Lord. Amount due for the six months ending 31 Dec 1862 £19 4 0 ; 30 June 1863 £19 4 0 ; 31 December 1863 £19 4 0.5 
Note*1866 Mark Rice. Mark Rice may have been leasing Mount Misery Station in 1866 together with Mount Pleasant - forfeited in 1869.6 
Govt Gazette13 Jul 1866The article reads: Melbourne District.
Lot 15. Name of run, Mount Misery; estimated area, 5000 acres; amount of rent per annum, £15; district of Melbourne; period of occupation, to the 31st December, 1870: Commencing at the north-west angle of allotment 59, in the parish of Pakenham, on Kardinia Creek; thence by that creek bearing northerly four miles to the road to the Emerald diggings township, at the north corner of surveyed reserve; thence by a line bearing east one mile twenty-four chains; thence by a line bearing south three miles seventy chains; and thence by a line and the north
boundary of said allotment 59, bearing west two miles to the point of commencement.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Oct 1848: No. 36. John Currin
    Name of run. Mount Misery
    Estimated area...6,400 acres
    Estimated grazing capabilities. ..300 head of cattle
    Bounded on the E by scrubby ranges ;
    bounded on tha W by Cordinia creek ;
    bounded on tho N by marked trees ;
    on the S by Mr. Jackson's, bearing NE from the creek by a marked tree line. John Currin8
  • 7 Feb 1850: John Currin, Mount Misery to John Burkitt John Currin John Burkitt9
  • 1 Aug 1851: Transfers of runs. Western Port District — Mount Misery, from C. Cochran to R. Feahan Charles Cochran Richard Feahan10
  • 4 Feb 1858: TUESDAY, 16th FEBRUARY
    Important and Valuable Properties for Positive Sale by Auction, at the Hall of Commerce, on Tuesday, 16th February, at 1 o'clock. MR DE CARLE will SELL by AUCTION, at the Hall of Commerce, on Tuesday, 11th February at 1 o'clock,
    The following valuable properties, to the highest bidder—
    1st
    A fine run of 4,480 acres, bounded by the sea coast for 1¾ mile running east, then by north 4 miles on the west bank of the creek, the boundaries of Rickards and Co.'s run, across the Melbourne road, thence 1¼ miles due west, from thence 4 miles due south to the coast and being upwards of 10 miles from Alberton.
    This splendid run virtually includes about 1,500 acres extra. Annual rent to the Crown, 7l. per annum. Stray cattle given in, and no reserve whatever.
    2nd
    A fine run called Mount Misery, Western Port District, 6,400 acres gazetted 4th Octobor, 1848, No. 36, and capable of grazing 300 head of cattle. Improvements given in.
    Freehold Properties
    1st
    100 acres parish of Tarra Tarra town of Alberton, allotment 26, west of Tarra River, bounded north east by a road 2 chains wide, bearing north 60 deg 30 min west 68 chains, or west by line bearing south 33 chains 75 links or south by a line bearing east 58 chains 75 links and adjoining Alberton township. This is as fine agricultural land as can be procured in Victoria, and a great part now ready for the plough.
    2nd
    Portion 15 parish of Corinella, containing 78 acres, Portion 38 parish of Corinella containing 80 acres. The surveyors are now in this district, making a geological survey, for the purpose of working the valuable coal fields.
    3rd
    Portion 44 sec 6 Gorong, 18 acres, Government corner allotment, and the prettiest spot of ground in Ballan.
    4th
    All that piece of land, city of Melbourne, having a frontage of 42 feet to Lonsdale street, by a depth of 80 feet to a right of way leading to Little Bourke-street and exactly opposite the new Wesleyan Church.
    Full particulars of the auctioneer, 116 Elizabeth-street
    Title guaranteed
    Terms Liberal No Reserve
    1832 feb 13 alt and 16, 1711
  • 31 May 1864: Office of Lands and Survey, May 20, 1864.
    PAYMENT of ARREARS of RENT.-As the several amounts of rent specified in a notice inserted in the Government Gazette of the 27th inst. as due and payable by the occupiers of the undermentioned runs at the several dates shown in such notice have not been reported by the Treasury as paid, notice is hereby given, that, if the said ARREARS of RENT, together with the full amount of penalty, be NOT PAID prior to the 30th day or June, 1864, PROCEEDINGS will be TAKEN under the 117th clause of the Land Act, 1862, to declare these runs forfeited, and the powers conferred by the 115th clause of the said Act for the recovery of rents will be exercised without further notice.
    SCHEDULE OF RUNS. Mount Pleasant, Mount Misery,12
  • 10 Aug 1866: Crown Lands Office, Melbourne, August 3, 1866.
    A SALE of CROWN LANDS, by public auction, will be held at two o'clock of Friday, the 10th August, 1866, at the auction rooms of Messrs. Gemmell, M'Caul, and Co., Collins-street west, Melbourne.
    The following lots will be offered : COUNTRY LOTS. PAKENHAM.
    East of Mr. Thomas Lord's homestead, and within two miles north-east of Berwick. Upset price, £1 per acre. Allotment 59. 320 acres. Thomas Lord13
  • 10 Aug 1866: SALE of NEW and FORFEITED RUNS.— The PASTORAL OCCUPATION of the undermentioned NEW and FORFEITED RUNS will be offered for SALE, on FRIDAY, the 17th day of AUGUST next, at the rooms of Gemmell, M'Caul & Co., Collins-street west, Melbourne, immmediately after the sale of Crown lands by auction. The period of occupation will be from the date of sale to 31st December, 1870.
    For boundaries and other partioulars see Government Gazette, 13th July inst., pages 1458 and 1459 ; or apply at Occupation Branch of this office.
    J. M. GRANT, President of the Board of Land and Works.
    Lot 15 ; Names of Run Mount Misery ; District Melbourne ; Estimated Area 5,000 ; Annual Rent £15 Thomas Lord14,13
  • 20 Dec 1873: TUESDAY, 23rd DECEMBER. DANDENONG MARKET.
    ROSLING and Co have received instructions to submit to public competition on Tuesday, 23rd December, at two o'clock, The unexpired lease (to 31st December, 1880) of the Mount Misery Run. Estimated area 5000 acres ; is about two miles from the main Gipps Land road, near Berwick. It is well-timbered ; has a frontage of four miles to the Kardinia Creek, and is a capital speculation in anticipation of the proposed railway to Gipps Land.
    The annual rent payable to Government is £10.15
  • 26 Apr 1884: Stock and Stations.—Mr E. A. Paterson reports having sold, on account of Mr. Joseph Bradshaw, the Cardinia Station Berwick district, with Mount Misery run and secured land, &c , with 2,100 sheep, to Messrs. Turnbull and Rugg, at a satisfactory price.16,17

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"2. P.R.O. Register of Runs. Run No. 882, also No. 695 and 696.
    3. Pastoral Pioneers of Port Phillip .see below page 127
    4. No other record of Mt. Misery on Dandenong Creek is known.
    5. Pastoral Pioneers of Port Phillip, Billis and Kenyon, 2nd Edition 1974 is correct on p127. but erroneously states T.H.Power had the lease to Mt. Misery WP No.36, on Cardinia Creek in 1841.p.251.
    6. In the Wake of the Pack Tracks. 1982 Mt. Misery Ranges. Map p.59
    7. Victorian Squatters -R.Spreadborough and H. Anderson - Red Rooster Press 1983.
    The authors acknowledge they obtained, the four sheet map of Victoria and Country maps from the Surveyor General of the State of Victoria as the basis of the run boundaries.
    8. In The Wake of the Pack Tracks - 1982. p.4."
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"letter registered 11th or 12th January 1859."
  4. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette Supplement to Victoria Government Gazette, 22 Feb 1861, p396.
  5. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette Victoria Government Gazette 27 May 1864, p1145.
  6. [S56] Berwick-Pakenham Historical Society, In the wake of the pack tracks, p6.
  7. [S194] Newspaper - Victoria Government Gazette 13 July 1866, p1458.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal (Vic.), Mon 16 Oct 1848, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223153698
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), Thu 7 Feb 1850, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93137393
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 1 Aug 1851, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4779463
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 4 Feb 1858, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7146062
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 31 May 1864, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5749244
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 10 Aug 1866, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5770238
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 16 Aug 1866, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160215675
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 20 Dec 1873, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197925707
  16. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 26 Apr 1884, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6048221
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Hamilton Spectator (Vic.), Sat 26 Apr 1884, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226051015
Last Edited15 Oct 2020

Edward De Carle

M, #24036
Land-Note*b 1858 Mount Misery Run. Sale by auction by Mr De Carle (likely Edward De Carle) of Mount Misery Run - sold to Thomas Lord c1858 who took out pre-emptive right for 320 acres. 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Feb 1860: Edward De Carle, of Melbourne, estate-agent. Causes of insolvency-Pressure of creditors, and having endorsed acceptances which have been dishonoured. Debts, £9,601 8s; assets. £5,996 5s. 4d; deficiency, £3,605 2s. 8d. Mr. Jacomb, Official Assignee.1
  • 25 Oct 1872: DE CARLE.—On the 24th inst, at her late residence, Victoria-street, South Yarra, Kate, the beloved wife of Henry E. De Carle, and daughter of Martin Holster, Parson's Town, King's County, Ireland, in the 24th year of her age.2
  • 25 Oct 1872: THE Friends of Mr. HENRY EDWARD DE CARLE are most respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved wife to the last resting place, the St. Kilda Cemetery.
    The funeral procession is appointed to move from his residence, Victoria street, South Yarra, to-morrow (Saturday), the 26th Inst., at a quarter to 12 o'clock punctual.3
  • 26 Jun 1895: DE CARLE.—On the 16th inst, at his residence, Kingsland-road, Bexley, near Sydney, the beloved husband of Mrs. Henry E. De Carle. Wagga papers please copy.4

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 14 Feb 1860, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5677140
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 25 Oct 1872, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5841165
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 25 Oct 1872, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5841210
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 26 Jun 1895, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9363944
Last Edited1 Feb 2020

John Currin

M, #24050
Note*1847 Son William CURRIN #B2532/1847 [par John CURRIN & Catherine] Western Port.1 
Land-UBeac*4 Oct 1848John Currin selected land from the Crown. Mount Misery. No 36.2 
Land-UBeac*16 Jan 1850 Mount Misery. Transfer from John Currin to John Burkitt. John Currin, Mount Misery to John Burkitt.3 
Marriage* Spouse: Mary Ann Webber.4
 
NoteOct 1858 May have travelled from Victoria to Sydney on the Tasmania.5 

Family

Mary Ann Webber b. 1833, d. 1 May 1858
Child 1.George Currin b. 1 May 1858

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Oct 1848: No. 36. John Currin
    Name of run. Mount Misery
    Estimated area...6,400 acres
    Estimated grazing capabilities. ..300 head of cattle
    Bounded on the E by scrubby ranges ;
    bounded on tha W by Cordinia creek ;
    bounded on tho N by marked trees ;
    on the S by Mr. Jackson's, bearing NE from the creek by a marked tree line. Mount Misery Run2
  • 18 Jan 1850: Melbourne, 16th January, 1850. TRANSFERS OF RUNS.
    IT is hereby notified for general information, that the interest of the former Licenses, in the undermentioned Runs of Crown Land, has been transferred with the sanction of the Government, to the persons hereinafter particularised, in accordance with the Regulations of the 1st January, 1848, C. J. LA TROBE.
    namely :— 36 Currin, John Mount Misery John Burkitt John Burkitt6
  • 7 Feb 1850: John Currin, Mount Misery to John Burkitt Mount Misery Run John Burkitt3
  • 17 Jul 1858: BEECHWORTH POLICE COURT. Friday, July 16th, 1858, (Before Captain Price, Esq., P. M. and W. Drummond Esq., J. P.) John Currin was charged with deserting his child. Defendant stated that he had only been absent in the ordinary course of his business as a carrier, during which time he had left his child with the complainant John Dowd and was now ready to take it back. The case was therefore dismissed.7

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Port Phillip Gazette and Settler's Journal (Vic.), Mon 16 Oct 1848, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223153698
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), Thu 7 Feb 1850, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93137393
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D5201/1858 - born Somersetshire England."
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Victoria Outward Passenger Lists.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Melbourne Daily News (Vic.), Fri 18 Jan 1850, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226325344
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic.), Sat 17 Jul 1858, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112896991
Last Edited1 Feb 2020

John Burkitt

M, #24051
Land-UBeac*16 Jan 1850 Mount Misery. Transfer from John Currin to John Burkitt. John Currin, Mount Misery to John Burkitt.1 
Land-UBeac* Mount Misery. Transfer from John Burkitt to Charles Cochran

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Jan 1850: Melbourne, 16th January, 1850. TRANSFERS OF RUNS.
    IT is hereby notified for general information, that the interest of the former Licenses, in the undermentioned Runs of Crown Land, has been transferred with the sanction of the Government, to the persons hereinafter particularised, in accordance with the Regulations of the 1st January, 1848, C. J. LA TROBE.
    namely :— 36 Currin, John Mount Misery John Burkitt John Currin2
  • 7 Feb 1850: John Currin, Mount Misery to John Burkitt Mount Misery Run John Currin1

Citations

  1. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), Thu 7 Feb 1850, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93137393
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Melbourne Daily News (Vic.), Fri 18 Jan 1850, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226325344
Last Edited1 Feb 2020

Charles Cochran

M, #24052
Land-UBeac* Mount Misery. Transfer from John Burkitt to Charles Cochran
Land-UBeac*1 Aug 1851 Mount Misery. Transfer from Charles Cochran to Richard Feahan. Transfers of runs. Western Port District — Mount Misery, from C. Cochran to R. Feahan.1 

Newspaper-Articles

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 1 Aug 1851, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4779463
Last Edited1 Feb 2020

Richard Feahan

M, #24053
Land-UBeac*1 Aug 1851 Mount Misery. Transfer from Charles Cochran to Richard Feahan. Transfers of runs. Western Port District — Mount Misery, from C. Cochran to R. Feahan.1 
Land-UBeac* Mount Misery. Transfer from Richard Feahan to T P Power.2 

Newspaper-Articles

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 1 Aug 1851, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4779463
  2. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
Last Edited1 Feb 2020

T P Power

M, #24054
Land-UBeac* Mount Misery. Transfer from Richard Feahan to T P Power.1 
Land-UBeac* Mount Misery. Transfer from T P Power to Henry Birch.1 
Land-UBeac Mount Misery. Transfer from Henry Birch to T P Power. 4 weeks only.1 
Land-UBeac*a 1854 Mount Misery. Transfer from T P Power to James Watson.1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Nov 1854: TO-MORROW. Splendid Opportunity for Small Capitalists. Mount Misery Station,
    In the Western Port District, about 30 miles from Melbourne.
    E ROW and CO. will sell by public auction, at their sale rooms, Bourke street, on Wednesday, 22nd inst., immediately after the sale of the Paring Yullock and Forest Cattle Stations, unless previously disposed of by private contract, The Mount Misery Station, situate on the Cardina Creek, in the vicinity of the Gipps Land Road, calculated to depasture 300 head cattle. There are now running thereon about 100 head mixed cattle, above twelve months' old, all under that age (50) given in.
    The improvements consist of two huts and dairy, small cultivation and grass paddocks, enclosed with a substantial three rail fence.
    Immediate possession given. Terms—Cash.2
  • 13 Jan 1934: THE LATE T. P. POWER. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS
    Sir,-I am well aware of the facts of Mr. Power's life as Mr. Kenyon states them. Gardiner's claim to be the pioneer of the whole district east of the Yarra is incontrovertible. My contention is that Power was the pioneer of Hawthorn proper in the sense of association with its development as a municipality. His first purchase of Crown land in the district was of block No. 17 of the Crown allotment on section 6, purchased on March 11, 1846, and his residence, Craig-Yr-Avon, was built on that block. Sir James Palmer purchased blocks 19, 20, and 21 on the other-or westerly-side of Yarra street from Power, and built Burwood about the same time. As Mr. Kenyon records in his valuable record of early settlement, "The Pioneer Pastoralists of Port Phillip," Power also acquired Mount Misery Station, near Berwick, in 1841, and Smith and Corrigan in their "History of Hawthorn" say that he used to boil down the cattle from that property at his Hawthorn home, where remains of the plant still survive. Mr. Power took a leading part in the establishment and administration of the municipality-two years later the borough of Hawthorn. Elgar's survey lay east of Burke road between the Yarra on the north and Canterbury road (then Delaneys road) on the south. My mention of it was to point to the extent of his property in the immediate district. I know of no record of any houses built on the Crown lands comprising the present City of Hawthorn before Power's. Residents of the district holding land under the £10 squatting lease of the year before subdivision there undoubtedly were—Hodgson a little farther up the river was one—but they could hardly count in my sense of the term, as pioneers of Hawthorn proper.
    -Yours, &c. H. W. L. SCHUCHARD.
    Temple Court, Jan. 12.3

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 21 Nov 1854, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4800631
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 13 Jan 1934, p18
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11729097
Last Edited1 Feb 2020

Henry Birch

M, #24055
Land-UBeac* Mount Misery. Transfer from T P Power to Henry Birch.1 
Land-UBeac Mount Misery. Transfer from Henry Birch to T P Power. 4 weeks only.1 

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
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James Watson

M, #24056
Land-UBeac*a 1854 Mount Misery. Transfer from T P Power to James Watson.1 
Land-UBeac* Mount Misery. Transfer from James Watson to Philpot Curren Graham.1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Nov 1855: £3 REWARD. - Lost, from Mount Misery, four bullocks, branded HT near thigh, brand like heart off ribs; one dark brown, white face; one ginger color; one white on the back and tail and off leg; one, yellow white spots, hoop horns. Any person bringining them to J. Watson, Mount Misery, or giving information where they may be found, shall receive the above reward.2
  • 9 May 1857: Melbourne, 30th April, 1857. In Pursuance of the Assessment Act, I hereby give notice that the undermentioned persons, being holders of Stock within the District of Western Port, are required to pay at the Office of the Treasurer, Melbourne, before the 31st of May, 1857, Assessment on such Stock, in accordance with the sums published in connection with their respective names. J. C. THOMSON, Commissioner of Crown Lands.
    WESTERN PORT DISTRICT. NAME OF LICENSEE ... NAME OF RUN ... NUMBER OF STOCK (Horses ... Cattle ... Sheep) ... AMOUNT OF ASSESSMENT
    Anning, J. and C. .... Panty Gurn Gurn ... 4 ... 70 ... £3 18 0
    Watson, James ... Mount Misery ... 150 ... £7 10 03

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (Vic.), Thu 8 Nov 1855, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91869753
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 9 May 1857, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154823500
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Philpot Curren Graham

M, #24057
Land-UBeac* Mount Misery. Transfer from James Watson to Philpot Curren Graham.1 
Land-UBeac*Mar 1858 Mount Misery. Transfer from Philpot Curren Graham to Thomas Lord.1 

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
Last Edited1 Feb 2020

Mary Ann Webber

F, #24058, b. 1833, d. 1 May 1858
Married NameCurrin.1 
Birth*1833 Somerset, England.1 
Marriage* Spouse: John Currin.1
 
Death*1 May 1858 Buckland Gap, VIC, Australia, #D5201/1858 (Age 25) [par John WEBBER & Unknown] - spouse John CURRIN.1 

Family

John Currin
Child 1.George Currin b. 1 May 1858

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 May 1858: To the Editor of the Ovens and Murray Advertiser.
    THE INQUEST AT THE GAP. Sir,—In the Constitution of Tuesday, May the 4th is a paragraph headed "Strange proceedings of Medical Men" of which I did not intend taking any notice, but as your contemporary has again referred to the case in his leading article of the 7th and also in this day's issue, I would feel obliged by your publishing the facts of the case—which are these—On Saturday morning the first of May about half-past three, I was called to see the deceased Mary Anne Currin, at Bowman's Forest. On arriving, I found her in strong convulsions and in labour, and was told that she had been so all night, and that she was sinking fast. One of the females went away, and the other was incapable of assisting me. I sent the husband into Beechworth for another doctor, and acting on one of the first principles of midwifery to try to save one life, I proceeded to deliver her, which I succeeded in doing in a very short time, and saved the child.
    The patient about ten minutes after became conscious, and asked for her child, this was shewn her, she then closed her eyes and died in a few minutes.
    On the arrival of the husband with Dr Murphy, she had been dead some time, and the husband consented to my making a post mortem examination. At this time there had nothing transpired to suppose that the case was any other than puerperal convulsions. I made a post mortem examination, in conjunction with Dr Murphy ; the result is published in my evidence.
    As regards the brutality of the husband Currin, the quarrel took place on St. Patrick's eve, and I was asked "if that injury described by one of the witnesses as having been inflicted then was the cause of premature labour, how was it she carried a living child seven weeks afterwards ?" The answer must be evident to any person of common sense. But here is a fact which did not appear in evidence ; a respectable farmer named Christie Cook, went in search of the husband, who was down the forest about four miles loading his dray with hay, and told him that he had seen his wife among the ranges, near the head of the Nine Mile looking for her cows, and that the sole of her boot was torn off by falling among the rocks. The husband went home and found her in the state described, and as soon as he could get assistance, he came into Beechworth for a doctor—this was also told me by one of the female witnesses, that she called at her hut on her return, and was very ill, and looked very bad.
    Respecting the important part of the body being carried away, the reason was that a policeman listening to the gossip of the neighbours heard that she had taken a teaspoonful of something out of a bottle, which he had taken possession of, and which proved to be Carbonate of Sod ; but wishing to take every precaution removed the stomach, in case of an analysis of the contents being necessary.
    Now Sir, I would like to know if this was " improper, unprofessional, and legal " ; your contemporary seems quite ignorant of the fact that postmortem examinations are continually being made, in all parts of the world, at the request of the friends, to satisfy themselves and the medical attendants of the cause of death. Your contemporary insinuates that the ends of justice might be defeated, or malpractice concealed "professional murders" he calls it, by such illegal proceedings ; but what are the facts ? I told the policeman that if I found any thing to warrant an inquest, I would give information to the police department in Beechworth, which I have invariably done in at least a dozen cases within the last twelve months. On Sunday 2nd May, the Superintendent of Police sent to me to ask if I could give a certificate of the cause of death, I did so, " Puerperal Convulsions" the verdict the jury returned. Soon after the husband came in and told me that there were various reports about the case. I advised him to go to the Superintendent of police and demand an inquest, for the satisfaction of all parties. He did so, and the inquest was held.
    Does this look like an attempt to evade justice or to court enquiry ? I have yet to learn that my proceeding was illegal, for during the ten years I have been in these colonies, I have been repeatedly told by various coroners—one of whom is the present Colonial Surgeon of Victoria,—not to wait for orders, but to make the post mortem, and if necessary report the case. I am sorry to inrude so much on your valuable space, and am, Sir,
    Your obedient servant, THOMAS B. HOPKINS. Beechworth, May 8th. 1858.2

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D5201/1858 - born Somersetshire England."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic.), Tue 11 May 1858, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112895755
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George Currin

M, #24059, b. 1 May 1858
Father*John Currin
Mother*Mary Ann Webber b. 1833, d. 1 May 1858
Birth*1 May 1858 Buckland Gap, VIC, Australia, #B14628/1858.1 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B14628/1858."
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Thomas Lord

M, #24060, b. 1805, d. 18 Jan 1875
Probate (Will)* 13/254. Thomas LORD Date of grant: 16 Jul 1875; Date of death: 18 Jan 1875; Occupation: Carpenter; Residence: Brunswick.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Harriett Rhodes.2
 
Birth*1805 
(Witness) Land-Noteb 1858 Sale by auction by Mr De Carle (likely Edward De Carle) of Mount Misery Run - sold to Thomas Lord c1858 who took out pre-emptive right for 320 acres. 
Land-UBeacMar 1858 Mount Misery. Transfer from Philpot Curren Graham to Thomas Lord.3 
Correspondence2 Dec 1858 Mount Misery Run BERWICK 68/6416 December 2nd 1858
The Honourable the President of the Board of Land and Works.
Sir, Having had possession for some time past of the Mount Misery Station adjacent to the Township of Berwick I have the Honor to apply for the preemptive right of three hundred and twenty acres of said station.
Should I be accepted to make application on printed form I most respectfully request that you would direct that one of the required forms be forwarded.
I have the honour to be
Your most obedient humble servant
Signed by Thomas Lord.3 
Correspondence*31 Dec 1858 Mount Misery Run Dated 31st December 1858 F. T. Jones Ranger of Crown Lands
Reports on the Mount Misery Station.
Sir, I have the honor to inform you that I have visited the Mount Misery Station near the Township of Berwick in the Western Port District.
The improvements consist of a new slab house, horse paddock and cultivation paddock and a mile and a half of sapling fence which improvements I value at £150.
The ground has an appearance of being auriferous and no access would be impaired by allowing Mr Lord's 320 acres which is only value for one pound per acre.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your obdt. Servant
F. J. Jones Crown Land Ranger.4 
Death*18 Jan 1875 VIC, Australia, possible death: #D767/1875 (Age 70) [par John LORD & Maria PULMAN] - born Arml, spouse Harriett RHODES.2 
Death-Notice*19 Jan 1875Possible death notice: THE Friends of the late Mr. THOMAS LORD are respectfully invited to fellow his remains to the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence, Blyth-street, Brunswick, THIS DAY, at four p.m.
J. B. CROOK, Undertaker, Albert-street, Brunswick.5 

Family

Harriett Rhodes b. 1815, d. 1894
Children 1.Robert Pulman Lord b. 1838, d. 1917
 2.William Rhodes Lord b. 1847, d. 1913
 3.Richard Thomas Lord b. 1850, d. 1915
 4.Harriett Sabina Lord b. 1851

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Aug 1866: Crown Lands Office, Melbourne, August 3, 1866.
    A SALE of CROWN LANDS, by public auction, will be held at two o'clock of Friday, the 10th August, 1866, at the auction rooms of Messrs. Gemmell, M'Caul, and Co., Collins-street west, Melbourne.
    The following lots will be offered : COUNTRY LOTS. PAKENHAM.
    East of Mr. Thomas Lord's homestead, and within two miles north-east of Berwick. Upset price, £1 per acre. Allotment 59. 320 acres. Mount Misery Run6
  • 10 Aug 1866: SALE of NEW and FORFEITED RUNS.— The PASTORAL OCCUPATION of the undermentioned NEW and FORFEITED RUNS will be offered for SALE, on FRIDAY, the 17th day of AUGUST next, at the rooms of Gemmell, M'Caul & Co., Collins-street west, Melbourne, immmediately after the sale of Crown lands by auction. The period of occupation will be from the date of sale to 31st December, 1870.
    For boundaries and other partioulars see Government Gazette, 13th July inst., pages 1458 and 1459 ; or apply at Occupation Branch of this office.
    J. M. GRANT, President of the Board of Land and Works.
    Lot 15 ; Names of Run Mount Misery ; District Melbourne ; Estimated Area 5,000 ; Annual Rent £15 Mount Misery Run7,6

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P2 unit 37, item 13/254
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 19, item 13/254
    VPRS 28/ P0 unit 154, item 13/254.
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  3. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  4. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"letter registered 11th or 12th January 1859."
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 19 Jan 1875, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202134343
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 10 Aug 1866, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5770238
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 16 Aug 1866, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160215675
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