Margaret Shiels

F, #24164, b. 1838, d. 4 Apr 1924
Married NameEvans. 
Birth*1838 
Marriage*1861 Spouse: John Clarke Evans. VIC, Australia, #M3084/1861.1
 
Widow18 Apr 1890Margaret Shiels became a widow upon the death of her husband John Clarke Evans.2 
Death*4 Apr 1924 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D7420/1924 (Age 86) [par Alexander SHIELS & Margaret SINCLAIR].2 
Death-Notice*5 Apr 1924 EVANS.—On the 4th April, at her residence, Severn Villa, Westbury street, East St. Kilda, Margaret Evans.3 

Family

John Clarke Evans b. 1825, d. 18 Apr 1890
Child 1.Maud Annie Evans b. 1865, d. 30 Nov 1952

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 5 Apr 1924, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1895953
Last Edited29 Feb 2020

Maud Annie Evans

F, #24165, b. 1865, d. 30 Nov 1952
Father*John Clarke Evans b. 1825, d. 18 Apr 1890
Mother*Margaret Shiels b. 1838, d. 4 Apr 1924
Birth*1865 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B4721/1865.1 
Death*30 Nov 1952 Caulfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*3 Dec 1952 EVANS, Maud Annie.—On November 30 at Caulfield, daughter of late John Clarke Evans and Margaret Evans. (Privately Interred.)2 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "[par John Clarke EVANS & Margaret SHEELS]."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 3 Dec 1952, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23218867
Last Edited29 Feb 2020

Henry Savory May

M, #24169, b. 1863, d. Sep 1940
Birth*1863 Castlemaine, VIC, Australia, #D13254/1863 [par William Henry MAY & Mary SAVORY] - reg Chewton.1 
Marriage*1887 Spouse: Elizabeth Cadd. VIC, Australia, #M4243/1887.2
 
Land-Note*1917 Henry May, Carter Beaconsfield - 8a Lyle's Subdivision 8a - NAV25.3 
Death*Sep 1940 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D18991/1940 (Age 77) [par William Henry MAY & Mary SAVORY].4 
Death-Notice9 Sep 1940 MAY. — On May 7, at Beaconsfield, Henry, loved husband of Elizabeth, and loving father of Willie (deceased), Annie, Alick, Harold, Gladys and Rita, age 77 years.5 
Death-Notice*9 Sep 1940 MAY.—The Friends of the late Mr. HARRY S. MAY are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery The funeral will leave his residence Beaconsfield THIS DAY (Monday) at 3 pm.
JOHN GRANT Funeral Director Berwick.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1918Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Elizabeth May. With Alex Leslie May.7

Grave

  • 4-210-A 4-210-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Henry Savory May 1940 Age 77 - our father
    Elizabeth May 1965 Age 96
    William Henry May 1904 Age 15 - our brother
    Annie Wells May 1942 Age 51 - our sister
    Harold George May 1948 Age 51 - our brother8

Family

Elizabeth Cadd b. 1869, d. 1965
Children 1.Harold George May b. 1897, d. Sep 1948
 2.Gladys Mary May+ b. 1901, d. 1961

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M4243/1887 - as Henry Savoury MAY."
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D18991/1940 - born CASTLEMAINE."
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 9 Sep 1940, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/204385934
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 9 Sep 1940, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11305175
  7. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  8. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-210-A May Henry M 77 9/09/1940 1055
    4-210-A May Elizabeth F     96 14/05/1965 1519
    4-210-B May William Kenny M 15     24/01/1904 381
    4-210-B May A.W. F 50 29/05/1942 1101
    4-210-B May Harold G. M 52 27/09/1948 1231
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Last Edited3 Mar 2020

Elizabeth Cadd

F, #24170, b. 1869, d. 1965
Father*Thomas Cadd
Mother*Sarah Wells
Married NameMay.1 
Related* Jeanie Thomson Jeanie Thomson came out from Scotland in January 1899 because she was suffering from tuberculosis. She was cared for by her niece Mary Thomson. They were both staying at the house of Henry and Elizabeth May.2 
Birth*1869 Clyde, VIC, Australia, #D7996/1869 [par Thomas CADD & Sarah WELLS] - reg Cranbourne.1,3 
Marriage*1887 Spouse: Henry Savory May. VIC, Australia, #M4243/1887.4
 
Archive*1896 ELIZABETH MAY. Sworn States
I am a married woman residing vith my husband at Beaconsfield - know Mrs. L. L. Smith the last witness know her house at Beaconsfield I take charge of that house when it is empty - I have been looking after it for about two and a half years - It was in my charge from the 20th June till 12th July of last year - There was no one living in it during that period - I went to the house once during that time - I had an inventory of the articles in the house - Mr and Mrs Lamb Smith were the last tenants in the house - I checked the inventory when they were there - I was in the house a week before the 20th June 1895 - On the 20th June 1895 everything was correct in the house according to the inventory - On the 12th July I visited the house I think that was the date I found some one had been in the house - On going to the back door and putting the key in the lock I found I could not open the door - I then got into the bedroom on the verandah by unlockin the door - I found things were missing - I missed a carpet off the floor , bed clothes , a pillow. The bedclothing consisted of colored blankets - I found the curtains gone - They were common white lace ones - I found a small piece broken out of the window pane near the catch - I also missed a red damask curtain which used to hang round some shelves - I then went home - I returned on the evening of the 12th July with Constable Roberts and my husband at about 8 o'clock - My husband got through a front window and opened the front door - The catch of the window was broken and there were marks under the window that would be made by a bar of iron - After getting into the house I missed all the pillows and bed clothing from the front beds - All the linen was missing - It was kept in the front bed room in a drawer - We went to the other bedroom and found all the bed clothes missing - a white quilt a double white blanket and a pillow - I found the back room door snibbed on the inside - I was in the habit of going in and out the back door - When I last went out of it I locked it with the key.
The quilt produced I know - I know it by its pattern - I recognise the towels produced by the marks - The dinner set produced is Mrs Smith's - I have a piece of it in my possession - I did not give or sell or dispose of these articles to anyone nor did I authorise anyone to take them - I value the articles at about ten pounds
Elizabeth May.5 
Land-Beac*19 Nov 1908 PAK-1A LP2593 (Lot 4). Transfer from Henerge Lyle to Elizabeth May. C/T 3306-131.6 
WidowSep 1940She became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Savory May.7 
Death*1965 Glen Iris, VIC, Australia, #D9430/1965 (Age 96) [par Thomas CADD & Sarah WELLS].1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1918Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Henry Savory May. With Alex Leslie May.8

Grave

  • 4-210-A 4-210-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Henry Savory May 1940 Age 77 - our father
    Elizabeth May 1965 Age 96
    William Henry May 1904 Age 15 - our brother
    Annie Wells May 1942 Age 51 - our sister
    Harold George May 1948 Age 51 - our brother9

Family

Henry Savory May b. 1863, d. Sep 1940
Children 1.Harold George May b. 1897, d. Sep 1948
 2.Gladys Mary May+ b. 1901, d. 1961

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D9430/1965 - place of birth Clyde."
  2. [S24] PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), 1899/719. Jeanie THOMSON Cause of death: Phthisis; Location of inquest: Beaconsfield; Date of inquest: 24 Jun 1899
    VPRS 24/ P0 unit 705, item 1899/719.
  3. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M4243/1887 - as Henry Savoury MAY."
  5. [S385] PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Criminal Trial of Eli Harris VPRS30/P0, 85 SET FOUR (Case 85/1896).
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2282-330 - Elizabeth May - Transfer 583786 - C/T 3306-131.
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D18991/1940 - born CASTLEMAINE."
  8. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  9. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-210-A May Henry M 77 9/09/1940 1055
    4-210-A May Elizabeth F     96 14/05/1965 1519
    4-210-B May William Kenny M 15     24/01/1904 381
    4-210-B May A.W. F 50 29/05/1942 1101
    4-210-B May Harold G. M 52 27/09/1948 1231
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Last Edited4 Apr 2023

Harold George May

M, #24175, b. 1897, d. Sep 1948
Father*Henry Savory May b. 1863, d. Sep 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Cadd b. 1869, d. 1965
Birth*1897 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B1068/1897.1 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Jean Veronica Veitch. VIC, Australia, #M2798/1928.2
 
Death*Sep 1948 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D20464/1948 (Age 51.)3 

Grave

  • 4-210-A 4-210-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Henry Savory May 1940 Age 77 - our father
    Elizabeth May 1965 Age 96
    William Henry May 1904 Age 15 - our brother
    Annie Wells May 1942 Age 51 - our sister
    Harold George May 1948 Age 51 - our brother4

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D20464/1948 - born Beaconsfield."
  4. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-210-A May Henry M 77 9/09/1940 1055
    4-210-A May Elizabeth F     96 14/05/1965 1519
    4-210-B May William Kenny M 15     24/01/1904 381
    4-210-B May A.W. F 50 29/05/1942 1101
    4-210-B May Harold G. M 52 27/09/1948 1231
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Last Edited6 Apr 2020

Gladys Mary May

F, #24176, b. 1901, d. 1961
Father*Henry Savory May b. 1863, d. Sep 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Cadd b. 1869, d. 1965
Married NameBrent.1 
Birth*1901 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B8529/1901.2 
Marriage*1922 Spouse: Herbert James Arthur Brent. VIC, Australia.1
 
Death*1961 Moorabbin, VIC, Australia, #D8461/1961 (Age 60) [par Henry MAY & Elizabeth CADD] - as Gladys Marie BRENT.3 

Grave

  • 4-210-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Gladys Marie BRENT 1901-1961
    Herbert James Arthur BRENT 1971 Age 754

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D8461/1961 - born BEACONSFIELD."
  4. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-210-A Brent Gladys F 2894
    4-210-A Brent Herbert M 2895
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Last Edited15 Oct 2021

Jeanie Thomson

F, #24178, b. 1863, d. 24 Jun 1899
Related* Elizabeth May Jeanie Thomson came out from Scotland in January 1899 because she was suffering from tuberculosis. She was cared for by her niece Mary Thomson. They were both staying at the house of Henry and Elizabeth May.1 
Birth*1863 Scotland. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel23 Sep 1898 Sailing with Mary Thomson to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Loch Tay sailed from Glasgow 23 Sep 1898, arrived January 1899. Travelled as Cabin Passengers
Age 34.2 
Inquest*24 Jun 1899Inquest held 1899/719. Jeanie THOMSON Cause of death: Phthisis; Location of inquest: Beaconsfield; Date of inquest: 24 Jun 1899.3 
Death24 Jun 1899 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D4532/1899 (Age 36) [par THOMSON & Unknown].4 

Grave

  • 5-380-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia5

Citations

  1. [S24] PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), 1899/719. Jeanie THOMSON Cause of death: Phthisis; Location of inquest: Beaconsfield; Date of inquest: 24 Jun 1899
    VPRS 24/ P0 unit 705, item 1899/719.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Ancestry.com. UK and Ireland, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  3. [S24] PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 24/ P0 unit 705, item 1899/719.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  5. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-380-A Thomson L. F 25/06/1899 333.
Last Edited3 May 2020

Herbert James Arthur Brent

M, #24179, b. 1895, d. 1971
Birth*18951 
Land-Note*21 Oct 1921 PAK-1A LP2788 (Lots 1.7.8). Debts due to the estate of Marion Smith per 21 Oct 1921 in respect of land at Beaconsfield: Herbert James Arthur Brent of Beaconsfield £65 - did not obtain title for these lots.2,3 
Marriage*1922 Spouse: Gladys Mary May. VIC, Australia.1
 
Widower1961Herbert James Arthur Brent became a widower upon the death of his wife Gladys Mary May.4 
Death*1971 VIC, Australia.1 

Grave

  • 4-210-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Gladys Marie BRENT 1901-1961
    Herbert James Arthur BRENT 1971 Age 755

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria).
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1921: ratebook suggests that H J A Brent Wallace St E Brunswick bought Lots 1.7.8, but did not obtain title.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D8461/1961 - born BEACONSFIELD."
  5. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-210-A Brent Gladys F 2894
    4-210-A Brent Herbert M 2895
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Last Edited15 Oct 2021
 

NOTE

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