Ella May Bould1

F, #25471, b. 1897, d. 3 Nov 1981
Father*Edward George Bould
Mother*Elizabeth Stick
Probate (Will)* 904/964. Ella May THEWLIS Date of grant: 17 Jun 1982; Date of death: 03 Nov 1981; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Pakenham.2 
Married NameThewlis.1 
Birth*1897 Clyde, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1923 Spouse: James Sydney Thewlis. VIC, Australia, #M8665/1923.1
 
Widow15 Sep 1960Ella May Bould became a widow upon the death of her husband James Sydney Thewlis.3 
Death*3 Nov 1981 Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #D25373/1981 (Age 84) [par Edward George BOULD & Elizabeth STICK].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Sydney Thewlis. With Susannah Thewlis.5

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P12 unit 137, item 904/964
    VPRS 7591/ P8 unit 28, item 904/964.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D12717/1960 - born LONGWOOD."
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D25373/1981 - born Clyde."
  5. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
Last Edited15 Jan 2021

James Thewlis

M, #25476, b. 1852, d. 10 Oct 1921
Birth*1852 
Marriage*1886 Spouse: Susannah Young. VIC, Australia, #M2535/1886 - as Susan YOUNG.1
 
Death*10 Oct 1921 Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia, #D13505/1921 (Age 69) [par unknown].2 
Death-Notice*12 Oct 1921THEWLIS.— On the 10th October, James Thewlis, of Pakenham, the dearly beloved husband of Susannah Thewlis, and loving father of Mrs. O. C. Williams, Grace, William (deceased), Mrs. R. Doherty, Sid, Mrs. F. G. Auhl, and Fred, aged 68 years. R.I.P.3 
Inquest12 Oct 1921Inquest held 1921/1031 James Thewlis. Died of broncho-pneumonia at Yarra Bend Asylum.
The records show that the deceased James Thewlis, aged 69 years, was admitted to this institution on the warrent produced, on 4.10.21 suffering from senile dementia. He was in very feeble health and unable to walk or give any account of himself. His right leg was swollen up to the hip and the right ankle slightly deformed.
He had some bronchitis which appeared to be his main trouble physically.
He failed in strength very quickly and died as I have been informed, at 5.45 pm on 10.10.21. (Medical Officer at Yarra Bend Asylum.)4 

Family

Susannah Young b. 1860, d. 18 Sep 1950
Children 1.Minnie Jane Thewlis b. 1887, d. 1967
 2.William Robert Thewlis b. 1891, d. Apr 1914
 3.James Sydney Thewlis+ b. 1895, d. 15 Sep 1960

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.), Wed 12 Oct 1921, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4638546
  4. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 1921/1031 James Thewlis.
Last Edited8 Oct 2021

Susannah Young

F, #25477, b. 1860, d. 18 Sep 1950
Married NameThewlis. 
Birth*1860 
Marriage*1886 Spouse: James Thewlis. VIC, Australia, #M2535/1886 - as Susan YOUNG.1
 
Widow10 Oct 1921Susannah Young became a widow upon the death of her husband James Thewlis.2 
Death*18 Sep 1950 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D20316/1950 (Age 90) [par William Henry YOUNG & HYDE].3 
Death-Notice*19 Sep 1950THEWLIS.—On September 18, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. O. C. Williams), Princes Highway, Beaconsfield, Susannah, loving wife of the late James Thewlis, and dearly loved mother of Minnie (Mrs. O. C. Williams), Grace, William (deceased), Alice (Mrs. R. Doherty), Sydney, Doris (Mrs. F. G. Auhl), and Frederick, and loving grandmother of Tom and Keith Doherty, Dorothy, Betty, Verna and Leonard Thewlis, Shirley (Mrs. A. P. Ramsay), Dulcie (Mrs. S. A. Heath), and Alan Auhl, Lorna, Lesley (Mrs. N. Cumming), and Ian Thewlis (deceased), and great-grandmother of John Heath, aged 90 years and 4 months.—The long day closes.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Sydney Thewlis and Ella May Thewlis.5

Family

James Thewlis b. 1852, d. 10 Oct 1921
Children 1.Minnie Jane Thewlis b. 1887, d. 1967
 2.William Robert Thewlis b. 1891, d. Apr 1914
 3.James Sydney Thewlis+ b. 1895, d. 15 Sep 1960

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Sep 1950: OBITUARY. WE LEARN with regret of the death of the following well-known district folk: Mrs. Susannah Thewlis, 90 years (at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. C. Williams, of Beaconsfield, on September 18th).6

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D20316/1950 - born Benalla."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 19 Sep 1950, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/22897255
  5. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  6. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 20 Sep 1950, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/219303990
Last Edited8 Oct 2021

William Robert Thewlis

M, #25479, b. 1891, d. Apr 1914
Father*James Thewlis b. 1852, d. 10 Oct 1921
Mother*Susannah Young b. 1860, d. 18 Sep 1950
Birth*1891 Dargalong, VIC, Australia, #B22054/1891.1 
Death*Apr 1914 Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #D7042/1914 (Age 23.)2 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Apr 1914: PAKENHAM. The death occurred last week of Mr. Thewlis, son of a respected resident of Pakenham. He was only 23 years old, and had been in delicate health for a long time.3

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian (Vic.), Thu 16 Apr 1914, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129628674
Last Edited8 Oct 2021

John Samuel White

M, #25488, b. 15 Nov 1837, d. 13 May 1926
Father*John White b. 1816, d. 31 Aug 1897
Mother*Elizabeth Hosking b. 1815, d. 3 Aug 1889
Birth*15 Nov 1837 Helston, Cornwall, England, John Samuel White. Dec Q 1837 (Helston Union) 09 98. Mother's maiden surname: not recorded.1 
Marriage*27 Feb 1857 Spouse: Mary Ann Charles. Independant Church, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1027/1857.2,3
 
Parliament*1 May 1892 John Samuel White. Born 15 November 1837 (Cambourne, Cornwall, England). Died 13 May 1926
Parents: John, blacksmith, and Elizabeth, nee Hoskins
Marriage
Religion: Church of England?, Congregationalist?
Marital Status: (1) 1857, Mary Ann Charles; 4s. 4d; (2) Elizabeth Aitken
Career: Contractor
Arrived Melbourne 1853; briefly gold mining; worked in Melb; settled Kyneton as contractor for government and municipal bodies; returned Melbourne 1872; purchased estate at Berwick 1878; later owned property at Melton. Chairman Municipal Association of Vic.
President Berwick shire 1880-1882, 1884-1885, Melton shire 1887-1888, Heidelberg shire 1911-1912; Mayor S. Melbourne 1889-1890, 1891-1892
House Legislative Assembly Albert Park
1 May 1892 to 1 September 1902     
Speeches No records.4 
Widower18 Nov 1901John Samuel White became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Ann Charles.5 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Elizabeth Eakins. VIC, Australia, #M7874/1902.6
 
Widower6 Sep 1923John Samuel White became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Eakins.5 
Death*13 May 1926 Greensborough, VIC, Australia, #D5580/1926 (Age 88) [par John WHITE & Elizabeth HOSKINS].5 
Death-Notice*14 May 1926WHITE.—On the 13th May, at his residence, Greensborough, John Samuel, loving father-in-law of Alice M. White, and grandfather of Willie and Pollie. Father and son united.
WHITE.—On the 13th May, at his residence, Greensborough, John Samuel White J P, loving father of John (St Kilda) and Samuel James (Perth), aged 88 years. At rest.7 
Death-Notice15 May 1926WHITE. — On the 13th May, at his residence, Greensborough, John Samuel White, J.P., loving father of John, St Kilda, and Samuel James, Perth, aged 88 years. At rest.
WHITE. — On the 13th May, at his residence, "Riverside," Greensborough, J. S. White, loved father of John, St. Kilda; grandfather of Jack, Sis (Mrs. Bramich), Charles, Ethel (deceased), Ruby (deceased), William, Elizabeth (Mrs. F. Taylor), Fred., May (Mrs. F. Fewster and Clarence. At rest.
WHITE. — On the 13th May, at his residence, Greensborough, John Samuel, loving father-in-law of Alice M. White, and grandfather of Willie and Pollie. Father and son united.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185119 Connor Downs, Gwithian, Cornwall, England(Head of Household) John White;
Age 14 - Blacksmith
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth White, Elizabeth White, Mary Jane White, Grace Maria White, Angelina White, Thomas White9

Grave

  • Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of Mary Ann dearly beloved wife of John Samuel WHITE, M.L.A. died 18 Nov 1901, age 70 years 9 mths also their son William H. G. WHITE, C.E. beloved husband of Alice WHITE died 12 May 1905, age 35 years also Elizabeth dearly beloved wife of John Samuel WHITE died 6 Sep 1923, age 73 years also the above John Samuel WHITE died 13 May 1926, age 88 years also Alice Matilda dearly beloved wife of William H.G. WHITE died 12 Mar 1950, age 84 years.10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 31 Oct 1877: BERWICK POLICE COURT. Friday, 26th October. (before Messrs Officer, Henty and Elms) Murdoch McDonald v J S White ; goods sold, £3.—No appearance. Murdoch McDonald11
  • 18 May 1878: Tenders were opened yesterday by the Railway department for the supply of 2000 yards of metal, delivered at Berwick. The lowest tenderer was J. S. White, at £650.12
  • 26 Feb 1880: We sold for Mr J S White, of Berwick, his draught entire Young Rantin Robin at a full price to Mr John Kennedy, of Glenorchy, also outside one lot of Indian horses.13
  • 8 Mar 1882: A meeting was held at Bain's Border Hotel, on Saturday night, to arrange for holding a race meeting on Easter Monday, at Berwick. The course to be used will be in one of Mr J. S. White's paddocks, on the Clyde road, about a mile from the the township.
    A very good programme was arranged, of seven events, including a hurdle Race and Handicap of £12 and £15 respectively, and a number of gentlemen appointed as stewards. The meeting promises to be a great success. Mr G. Brown. junior, is honorary secretary, and already has a good subscription list. He will be glad, however, to receive a few more guineas, if early application is made. Residents owning speedy animals have a month's time in which to put their horses in form.14
  • 5 Apr 1882: EASTER MONDAY, 10th APRIL. At 12 o'clock, on the ground, CARDINIA PARK, BERWICK. 1315 ACRES. Adjoining the property of Jas. Gibb, Esq., M.L.A. To be Sold in One Lot or Subdivided to Suit Purchasers.
    J B. PATTERSON has been favored with instructions from J. S. White, Esq., who intends to realise upon the whole of his city and country properties, to Sell by Auction, on Easter Monday, 10th instant, at 12 o'clock, on the ground,
    All those allotments containing about 1315 acres of the best agricultural and grazing land in this favorably known district.
    The auctioneer wishes to attract the special attention of speculators, investors, merchants, and the public generally to the sale of this admirable property.
    It is situated about half a mile from the Berwick and Beaconsfield railway stations. The hills are rich chocolate, and the flats deep black soil of the most prolific character.
    The land is well adapted for the growth of fruit trees, root or cereal crops, and is excellent grass land.
    The property is well watered, having a frontage of about three miles to Cardinia Creek, which is a continuous running stream, and all through this very trying season it has been a fine strong current of pure clear water. Several springs are also to be found on parts of the property.
    The attention of speculators is called to the fact that the whole of the property is well suited for sub-divisional purposes, the general character of the land being rich soil and undulating hills.
    Special excursion trains will leave: Prince's bridge for Berwick and Beaconsfield on the day of sale; as to hours of departure, see timetable.
    Title perfect: Terms liberal.
    J. B. Patterson, auctioneer, 6 Collins street east.15
  • 12 Apr 1882: Mr J. B. Patterson held an auction sale of Mr J. S. White's land at Berwick on Monday on the ground. The reserve was not reached at sale, but part of the property changed hands afterwards by private negotiation.16
  • 17 Jan 1883: Tenders have been accepted by the Railway department for the construction of the proposed new line from Morwell to Mirboo. Four tenders were received, the lowest being that of Mr. J. S. White of Berwick, for £74,991 0s. 11d., which was formally accepted.17
  • 21 Jan 1885: In reference to the contract accepted by Mr. J. S. White for the construction of part of the Gippsland line, the Age of yesterday says :-"There is every probability of the negotiations between Mr. J. S. White, the original contractor for the construction of the line from Morwell to Mirboo, and the Railway department, resulting satisfactorily to both sides. It will be remembered that Mr. White, after constructing a large quantity of earth works along the line, failed, and abandoned his contract. The work carried out was assessed at £8000, a cheque for which Mr. White accepted under protest, as he claimed compensation for certain work which it is asserted was not assessed. The matter has been so far arranged that the officers of the department expect in a few days to finally settle what has been a most troublesomte business."18
  • 12 Aug 1885: We perceive by a very lengthy election address that the President of the Berwick Shire Council (Mr. J. S. White), who is a resident of South-Melbourne, announces himself as a candidate for a seat at the Council table. The clear manner in which he deals with important local matters will undoubtedly commend him to the ratepayers on "the Hill." He has been useful at Berwick, and will probably also be if elected to the position he now seeks.19
  • 19 Aug 1885: At the city of South Melbourne election on Thursday, Mr. J. S. White, President of Berwick Shire, was elected a member of the Council.20
  • 24 Oct 1885: An application was made to Mr. Justice Williams, in chambers, yesterday, by Dr Madden, for a mandamus to compel Mr F. Hare, P.M., and Mr J. S. White, a justice of the peace at Berwick, to hear and determine a complaint by Murdoch Macdonald, a farmer, against Embling Hardy, another farmer. The defendant was summoned for entertaining a servant of Macdonalds without requiring and receiving a certificate of his having been discharged, signed by Macdonald. At the hearing of the case before the justices, evidence was given that Macdonald had had in his service a man named Joseph Leonard, that Hardy induced Leonard to leave Macdonald by offering him higher wages, and took him into his service. The defendant stated that he had never asked for a certificate of discharge from anyone he employed, and that it was not customary to do so. The justices decided to fine the defendant 2s. 6d. and 21s. costs. The attorney for the complainant then pointed out that the Bench must inflict a fine of £5, as that was the amount of the penalty imposed by Section 21 of the Masters and Servants Act. Thereupon the justices said that as the penalty was so high they would dismiss the case. It was contended for the complainant that the justices had acted improperly, that the evidence was all one way, that they had already found that the offence had been committed, and the fact that the penalty imposed was larger than they were inclined to inflict was no reason why they should not enforce the law. His Honour granted the application for the mandamus to compel the justices to hear and determine the complaint. Murdoch McDonald21
  • 27 Nov 1885: EQUITY COURT. (Before his Honour Mr. Justice Molesworth.) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25. PALMER V. WHITE.
    This was an action brought by Mr. L. Palmer, a clerk, to enforce specific performance of an agreement made by the defendant, Mr. J. S. White, to sell to him some land at Berwick. The defendant owned two blocks of land at Berwick, one consisting of 913 acres and the other of 403 acres, the title to the latter being under the Transfer of Land Statute. In June, 1884, he placed the lands with Mr. G. W. Taylor, auctioneer, for sale.
    According to the case for the plaintiff, the properties were sold in July, 1884, to Palmer, who is a clerk of Mr Peels, £500 to be paid on each block cash, and the balance to be paid for in bills. This agreement was afterwards varied by the plaintiffs paying cash for the larger block, and obtaining a conveyance of it ; and the terms as to the payment of the smaller block were also altered. In November, 1884, the defendant wrote rescinding the contract for the sale of the second block, on the ground that the terms of the sale had not been complied with.
    The defendant afterwards transferred the land to his son, John White, and an application was made for a transfer of it to him.
    The plaintiff opposed this transfer, and brought the action to compel J. S. White to carry out the contract to sell to him. The defendant alleged that Palmer was merely an agent for Taylor, and it was submitted that under these circumstances the Court would not direct specific performance of the agreement. It was also contended that the conditions of the contract had not been complied with by the plaintiff, and the defendant was therefore entitled to rescind it. It was alleged for the plaintiff that Mr. J. S. White knew at the time that the terms of the contract were varied, that Palmer was only acting as trustee for Taylor.
    Mr. Purves, Dr. Madden, and Mr. Higgins appeared for the plaintiff ; Mr. Webb, Q.C., and Mr. Goldsmith for the defendant. After the evidence of Mr. Taylor had been given, the case was adjourned till Friday. John White22
  • 28 Nov 1885:.... Before the case for the plaintiff was concluded a settlement was arrived at, the terms of which were that the plaintiff should pay the defendant the contract price agreed upon and £1100, also the costs of the action.23
  • 24 Jul 1886: THE LATE THOMAS ABERCBOMBIE MOUATT, J.P.
    Very deep regret is expressed for the sad and fatal accident, by which the late respected chairman of the South Melbourne Bench, Mr. Thomas Abercrombie Mouatt, lost his life, on the morning of Saturday, the 1st July at Berwick. Mr. Mouatt, who was one of the oldest residents in this city, had recently taken up a selection of land at Gembrook, with a view to the removal of his family into the country at an early date. On the morning of the accident the deceased gentleman had gone to Berwick by the early, Gippsland train, where he met one of his sons (Archie) and granddaughter. With them he set off for Gembrook in an American wagon, loaded with furniture, remarking to the landlady as he left, that he was "taking up a little furniture with a view to making the house at the farm comfortable for his wife and family whom he intended to bring from South Melbourne in a few months, when the weather got warmer." Councillors J. S. White, of this city is the chairman of the Shire of Berwick, which council met at noon on the Saturday of the accident. On this occasion, Councillor R. J. Mills, accompanied Mr. White to Berwick and on learning that their friend Mr T. A. Mouatt, had arrived from Melbourne by the morning train, went to the hotel to see him. But they were too late, the landlady informing them that the deceased gentleman had only a few minutes before left the, hotel in the wagon with his son. Judge of their painful surprise, when word reached the hotel that the friend whom they had called to see and who had not a quarter of an hour before left the hotel in health, was a corps, having been thrown from the wagon and killed, while descending Cemetery Hill, about half a mile distant.
    Councillors White and Mills at once hurried off to the fatal spot, and assisted to get the body of the old gentleman back to the hotel. It appears that Mr Archie Mouat gave his father the box seat, placing the granddaughter at his side, with the reins in her hand, while he himself led the horse up the hill. On commencing to descend, Archie got up on the near side of the waggon and took the reins from his niece. He had not proceeded far when the off wheel went into a deep rut in the road, throwing Mr. T. A. Mouat off the seat. He struck the road with his head, and was instantly killed.
    With kindly promptitude and in sympathy for the bereaved family, Councillors Mills and White, after having in conjunction with Mr. Gibb (ex-member for Gipps Land) obtained a magisterial inquiry in lieu of an inquest, telegraphed to Mr. T. V. Foot, J.P. (an intimate friend of the deceased) asking him to break the news to Mrs. Mouat and family and prepare them for the reception of the body, as it was their intention to bring the body down to Melbourne in the American waggon.
    We regret to have to say that through an inexcusable error at the South Melbourne branch of the telegraph office, this telegram
    did not reach Mr. Foote till Monday morning. So that the painful scene which it occasioned when the Councillor named reached Mrs. Mouat's residence with the body of her deceased husband at midnight on Sunday, may be imagined. No news of the fatal accident having reached the family. Thomas Abercrombie Mouat24
  • 12 Mar 1887: MELTON. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) THE extraordinary vacancy caused by the death of Cr. Parkinson was filled up on Friday last; and resulted in Mr. J. S. White being the successful candidate The result being White 52, W. S. Harkness 44, and W. Daley 11. Mr. Harkness's friends thought their chance an excellent one, but Mr. White's reputation as a Cr of South Melbourne and Berwick Shire no doubt influenced the ratepayers in gaining him the seat. In him they will have a wide awake business man, whose past experience in municipal matters will, place him at once in the front rank of the Crs. of the Shire, and I think the best interests of the South Riding, and of the Shire as a whole, will not be neglected by him. Although Mr. Harkness has twice suffered defeat he must not lose heart, his claims will yet be recognised by his fellow ratepayers in the South Riding; but Mr. Daly was so near losing his deposit that I am afraid he will think twice before he runs the risk again.25
  • 12 Aug 1887: Berwick (Shire).-Pakenham Riding Michael Mulcare (retiring). Scoresby Riding John Ramage (retiring). Berwick Riding J. S. White 164 (elected), J Wanke 153.
    Beaconsfield Riding.-Returns to hand, Jessey Sykes a majority of six votes over Ernest A. Kitchen. Auditor-Simon Paternoster.26
  • 17 Aug 1887: BERWICK. From our own Correspondent.
    Ah yes! The election is over, the battle has been fought, the victory won. Wanke marshalled his forces well, the contest was vigorous and his defeat an honorable one; but where's the conqueror? Who is J. S. White? In my time I have taken part in a few elections, but the one just over is about the most extrardinary of them all. Wanke, when asked when the "spouting" was to take place, refered to White, and White, I presume, thought so little of the "honor" as compared with that of South Melbourne, or had so poor an opinion of the mental capacity of the Berwickites, that he did not consider it worth while giving any public expression of his views, so the battle was fought under the cloud of popular ignorance. Really I am ashamed of Berwick, why should it go to South Melbourne for a Councillor. Why elect a man simply because he knows the way into the Public Works Department? Are there no such men among our own people? Why do not the "redoubtable Pat," or the irrepressible Henderson, men with local interests and reputuations take their proper share in matters politic? Let them see to it, and be prepared for the next vacancy.
    I have heard people wonder why "your own" did not send a report of the Wesleyan social. I refrained because I felt that the honor of Berwick was to some extent slighted. Our Wesleyan friends, like our Councillor J. S. White, seem to have a rather low estimate of our local talent, and for our special edification, transformned their Dandenong Mutual Improvement Society to the Berwick Temperance Hall. The worm when trod on will turn, the lizard wag its tail. We can stand a good deal, but we must draw the line somewhere.27
  • 17 Aug 1887: The election was closely contested on Thursday last. The "White" man got in by a majority of eleven votes, the "Furriner" pressing him closely. —28
  • 14 May 1926: DEATH OF MR J. S. WHITE Long Career of Public Service
    By the death of John Samuel White, J.P. which occurred yesterday at his residence, at Greensborough, the community loses a public spirited servant.
    Mr White, who was 88 years of age, reached Australia when only 16. He represented Albert Park in the Legislative Assembly from April, 1892, until September, 1902. He was a member of the Royal Commission appointed for framing the Local Government Act. For some years a member of the Railways Standing Committee, he was finally responsible for the building of the railway to Mildura.
    He spent a long term in the South Melbourne Council (1885-1909), and was Mayor of South Melbourne from 1889 until 1891. He was a member of the Board of Works since its inception until recently, for three years Chairman of the Melbourne Harbor Trust, and member for many more. Other positions held were: — President of the Municipal Association, Trustee of the Parks and Gardens Committee, and President of Berwick, Melton and Heidelberg Shires.29

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "John Samuel White. Dec Q 1837 (Helston Union) 09 98. Mother's maiden surname: -."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "as John WHITE."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, GraemeMuse (Muse Family Tree).
  4. [S186] Website Victorian Parliament Re-member (http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/) "https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/…
    (has photograph)
    References
    References: Leavitt, T. W. H. and Lilburn, W. D. (eds), 'The Jubilee History of Victoria and Melbourne', 2 vols, Melbourne, 1888; Table Talk, 8 Sept 1894; Age, Argus, 14, 15 May 1926.
    Data Source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972."
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  6. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 14 May 1926, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3781756
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 May 1926, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201626835
  9. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1851 England Census. HO107/1916/527/6
    Enummerated at Gwithian, Cornwall.
    Household Members: John White, Elizabeth White, John White, Elizabeth White, Mary Jane White, Grace White, Angelena White, Thomas White."
  10. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997."
  11. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 31 Oct 1877, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70010436
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 18 May 1878, p19
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197284778
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 26 Feb 1880, p10
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5976039
  14. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 8 Mar 1882, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70051724
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 5 Apr 1882, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70051952
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 12 Apr 1882, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70052017
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 17 Jan 1883, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70054130
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 21 Jan 1885, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70044842
  19. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 12 Aug 1885, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70390625
  20. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 19 Aug 1885, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70390652
  21. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 24 Oct 1885, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/6070156
  22. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 27 Nov 1885, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/6074386
  23. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 28 Nov 1885, p9
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197024043
  24. [S14] Newspaper - Record (Emerald Hill, Vic.), Sat 24 Jul 1886, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113012644
  25. [S14] Newspaper - The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic.), Sat 12 Mar 1887, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/89684026
  26. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 12 Aug 1887, p6
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7858144
  27. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 17 Aug 1887, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70029217
  28. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 17 Aug 1887, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70029201
  29. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 14 May 1926, p16
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243593845
Last Edited29 Mar 2021
 

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.