Sidney Valentine Sewell

M, #25624, b. 1880, d. 13 Mar 1949
Probate (Will)* 426/470. Sidney V Sewell, Residence: Melbourne and Berwick. Occupation: Medical Practitioner. date of grant: 03 August 1949 date of death: 13 March 1949.1 
Birth*1880 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B428/1880 (par Richd Blamine SEWELL & Emma COTTRELL) - as Sydney Valentine SEWELL.2 
Marriage-Notice*15 Feb 1908 ENGAGEMENTS ANNOUNCED.
The engagement is announced of Dr. S. V. Sewell, demonstrator in pathology, Melbourne University, and Alice Maud, youngest daughter of Mrs J. Cunning Saint Agnes, Elsternwick.
The marriage will take place in March.3 
Marriage*18 Mar 1908 Spouse: Alice Maud Cunning. St John's Presbyterian Church, Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #M1307/1908, Sidney Valentine SEWELL & Alice Maud CUNNING.4
 
Land-Berwick31 May 1926 BER-Crown-6 (part). Transfer from James Spittal Buchanan to Sidney Valentine Sewell. 123a 1r 10p.5 
Land-Berwick*31 May 1926 BER-Crown-6 (part). Transfer from James Spittal Buchanan to Sidney Valentine Sewell. 149a 1r 8p.6 
Land-Berwick*28 Jun 1932 BER-Crown-6 (part). Transfer from Joseph Thornton Tweddle to Sidney Valentine Sewell. 119a 2r 37p.7 
Land-Berwick2 Feb 1943 BER-Crown-6 (part), 191 King Road. Transfer from Joseph Thornton Tweddle to Sidney Valentine Sewell. 20a 0r 2p.8 
Death*13 Mar 1949 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D16389/1949 (Age 69) (par Richard Blamire SEWELL & Emma COTTRELL) - as Sidney Valentine SEWELL.9 
Land-Note* Roads End, Berwick.
All those pieces of land comprised in Certificates of Title Vol. 1817 Fol 363257, Vol. 2448 Fol. 489517, Vol. 2448 Fol. 489516, and Vol. 2946 Fol. 589102, containing 412 acres 1 rood 17 perches being parts of Crown Portion 6 and Crown Section 6 Parish of Berwick County of Mornington.
Erected on the property are a brick (cement rendered) dwelling, 3 cottages, garages, stables, laundries, various sheds, pumping room, garden house, woolshed, fowl pens, glass hpouse, play room, chaff house, dairy etc. The brick dwelling was occupied by deceased to the date of his death as a residence and one concrete cottage was let at a weekly rental of £2, the property generally being used for grazing purposes.
Valued by J.E. Grice, Sworn Valuer, Melbourne at £12,729.8.0.10 
Land-Berwick*16 Jun 1970 BER-Crown-6 (part), 191 King Road. Transfer from Sidney Valentine Sewell to Sidney Arnold Sewell, Willoughby Sidney Sewell, Suzanne Sidney Sewell. By order of the Registrar of Titles dated 2nd June 1970. The within described land became vested in THE TRUSTEES EXECUTORS AND AGENCY COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED of 401 Collins Street Melbourne SIDNEY ARNOLD SEWELL of 8 Gordon Grove South Yarra Medical Practitioner WILLOUGHBY SIDNEY SEWELL of 11 Caldwell Street Mornington Medical Practitioner and SUSANNE SIDNEY MATTHEWS of Road's End Berwick Widow as JOINT PROPRIETORS.
Entered 16th June 1970 No D616495.11 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Apr 1908: DR. S. V. SEWELL AND MISS ALICE CUNNING, M.A.
    An interesting marriage was celebrated in St. John's Presbyterian Church, Glen Huntly-road, Elsternwick, on Wednesday, March 18. The bridegroom was Dr. Sidney Valentine Sewell, and the bride was Miss Alice Maude Cunning, M.A., youngest daughter of Mrs. James Cunning, of "St. Agnes,'' Shoobra-road, Elsternwick. The best man was Dr. Mathieson and Dr. Machray was groomsman. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary McLaren and Miss Enid Derham, both of whom were gowned alike in pale blue silk messaline and green straw hats. The bride was given away by her mother, who led her up the aisle by the hand.
    The bridal gown was of white crepe de chine made with trained skirt finished with wide tucks at foot, the bodice was daintily trimmed with beautiful silk lace. She also wore a bridal veil of tude, with wreath of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of beautiful white flowers.
    The bride's mother wore black, with black hat. As the bride entered the church the "Wedding March" was played on the organ by M... rell. The congregation sang ''The V... Breathed o'er Eden." The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. J. G. Davis, M.A., assisted by the Rev. Mr. Sugden, M.A. After the ... a reception was held at "St. Agnes," ... over a hundred guests were present. The pupils of Tintern Ladies' College were .. and wore the colours of the college, Early ... afternoon Dr. and Mrs. Sewell left for ... ville to spend a short honeymoon. T... for England during this week. Alice Maud Cunning12
  • 10 Apr 1920: The department got the championship in bulls and Mr Hordern in cow's. There were new exhibitors in Friesians, and as the Victorian Department of Agriculture recently established a stud visitors from this State displayed keen interest in these cattle, not the least being Dr Cameron, our Director of Agriculture. The cows looked business like. A New Zealander sent forward a string, but obtained few prizes. Messrs Flack and Sewell, of Berwick, Vic., secured two firsts. The championship in bulls went to the New South Wales department, with Mr A C. Lamond's American Importation as reserve. Mr Lamond'g Pride of Brundee was decorated with the champion ribbon in cows. Good Red Polls were paraded, New Zealand and the Australian Land Co. dividing the prizes. Edwin Harold Flack13
  • 15 Apr 1920: Berwick Shire Correspondence. From S. V. Sewell, stating that he had purchased Fairfield park; Berwick, from Dr Buchanan, and intended to erect extensive farm buildings thereon. He asked that the adjacent road be improved.
    On the motion of the President and Cr Wilson, engineer to inspect and report at next meeting.14
  • 17 Apr 1920: The Sydney Show. FRIESLANDS. There was a very fair competition among Frieslahds, more especially in the younger classes. The event had attracted some competition from Victoria, Flack and Sewell, of Berwick, having sent over three entries. With which they scored two firsts and a second.15
  • 11 Jun 1921: A GENEROUS GTFT. Messrs Flack and Sewell, Burnbank, Berwick, have offered as a prize a bull calf from their Friesian herd for the best essay on the "History of the Friesian Breed of Cattle and Its Influence on the Dairying Industry of the World." The essay is open to all students at the Dookie Agricultural College. This bull calf is stated to be worth 100 guineas. Edwin Harold Flack16
  • 11 Feb 1922: Mr. W. Gamble, who recently resigned as principal of Dookie Agricultural College, is reported to be entering into partnership with Messrs. Flack and Sewell in the breeding of Friesians at Berwick. Mr. Gamble will also act as adviser to Mr. Tweddle, the Friesian breeder at Sunbury, and to Mrs. H. G. Gibson, of Boorinda Estate, Dookie.17
  • 25 Oct 1924: Messrs. Flack and Sewell, Burnbank Stud Farms, Berwick, report the death of their champion Friesian cow, Dominion Queen Mercedes, which suddenly collapsed shortly after giving birth to twin calves. This great daughter of Woodcrest Jo yielded 21,374lb. milk, 720lb. fat, in her last lactation period of 273 days, and was top cow in the Government herd test. She was also an animal of beautiful type, and in 1923 was first and champion at the Melbourne Royal Show. Her death is a great loss to the Friesian breed and to the dairying industry. Edwin Harold Flack18
  • 15 Aug 1925: FRIESIAN NOTES
    Since the advertisement appeared regarding the sale of Friesian heifers by the firm of Messrs. Flack and Sewell, of Berwick, consequent on a dissolution of partnership, there have been many inquiries as to whether the breeding of these cattle is being continued there. The firm consisted of Mr E. H. Flack, Dr. S. V. Sewell, Mr J. T. Tweddle and Mr W. Gamble, and exclusive of the heifers advertised for sale they divided up among themselves 145 head of Friesians of all ages. These high-quality cattle form the basis of four strong Friesian studs, Mr Tweddle will continue on his Berwick farm, as well as on his Winlaton stud farm at Sunbury, where he carries studs of both sheep and pigs, also Friesian cattle. Dr. Sewell will continue on his Roads End farm at Berwick. Mr Flack and Mr Gamble also have properties at Berwick close to one another. Mr Flack is the owner of Burbank, whence the stud originally derived its name.
    Joining forces, Mr Gamble and Mr Flack (reports the publicity officer of the Friesian Herd Society) will carry on the Burnbank stud under its old title. Thus the outlook of the Friesian breed in this State would appear to be even more interesting for the future than it has been in the past two or three years. The competition for supremacy between the former partners is certain to make for the full development of the possibilities of the breed.
    A remarkable instance of combined longevity and high dairy production is that of the Friesian cow Dina tested last year in Mr Carter's herd, near Bendigo, when she gave 920 gallons of milk and 420.68lb. of butter-fat in 273 days. Dina was bred by Mr W. G. Macallister, of Yarrawarra, in the Healesville district, from stock purchased from the late Mr David Syme, of Killara and Woori Yallock. She was born in 1902, and was 21 years old when placed under Government test.
    Her wonderful constitution is shown by the high yield mentioned, and she was still milking 11 quarts a day when the test closed. There were 709 mature cows in last year's herd test.
    Dina finished in front of 614 of them in regard to production of butter-fat, and there were only 12 per cent, of the total that gave more milk. Her yield for the 273 days probably constitutes a record for a cow of such great age.19
  • 15 Aug 1925: There will now be three strong Friesian studs instead of the stud of Messrs. Flack and Sewell. Mr. Tweddle will carry on at Berwick and at Sunbury; Dr. Sewell will continue breeding Friesians at Road's End, Berwick; while Messrs. Flack and Gamble, whose properties adjoin, will probably carry on the Burnbank stud. There were 143 head of Friesians of various ages, divided up amongst the several partners. Edwin Harold Flack, Joseph Thornton Tweddle20
  • 21 Jul 1927: Berwick Shire Council - Correspondence. From Dr. S. V. Sewell, Berwick, asking for metal on road near Tweddle’s. —Road to be re-formed. Joseph Thornton Tweddle21
  • 15 Oct 1927: FRIESIAN BUTTERFAT BULL
    Having Imported the bull Rosevale Korndyke Sylver Posh. Dr. Sewell is prepared to Sell his four-year-old Stud Bull Burnbank Violet Triumph, a splendid individual, whose dam, champion at Royal 1926, gave 580lb. fat as a junior four-year old in nine months, and whose sire's dam gave 983lb. fat in 365 days. Price, 50 guineas. Terms arranged. Two Yearling Bulls at 15 guineas each, and some females. Apply—MANAGER, ROAD'S END, BERWICK.22
  • 20 Jun 1931: DR. S. V. SEWELL'S STUD FARM, ROADS END, BERWICK (V.) [illustrated - includes homestead]23
  • 30 Jul 1932: VALUABLE BULL SNAKEBITTEN.
    The senior sire in Dr. S. V. Sewell's Road's 'End Friesian stud at Berwick (V.), Netherlands King Sylvia 2nd, has died as the result of snakebite. A most remarkable circumstance was that this happened during the extremely cold weather a few weeks ago. It is surmised that the snake, which was discovered under the bull's carcase, was forced to vacate its winter quarters on the hillside on account of the excessive rain. Netherlands King Sylvia 2nd, which was bred in New Zealand, was selected by Dr. Sewell for his breeding and descent from lines of heavy production. The records of the seven nearest tested dams in his pedigree show an average yield of 834lb. butter-fat for 12 months. These include the famous "long-distance" producer Burkeyje Sylvia Posch, which averaged 702lb. butter-fat for each of six yearly tests, and Westmere Princess Pietertje, which established the
    New Zealand four-year-old record of 939lb. butter-fat in 365 days. The death of Netherlands King Sylvia 2nd, which was only five years of age, is regrettable, and breeders of all classes of dairy stock will commiserate Dr. Sewell in his loss.
    Cases of annuals succumbing to snakebite during the summer months are not uncommon, but they are extremely rare in the dead of winter, when the reptiles are as a rule dormant. In this instance the
    theory that the snake that caused the death of this valuable bull was driven from his refuge by the heavy rainfall is probably correct. It goes to prove that at no season of the year is stock immune from the attacks of snakes, and that owners are compelled to incur a risk over which they have no control.24
  • 25 Oct 1934: Another accident occurred on the Princes Highway, near Quarry Hills, when a motor truck (loaded with metal) came into collision with a light Essex car, driven by Miss Sewell, accompanied by Miss Cunning. Miss Sewell suffered from a broken nose and abrasions; Miss Cunning, with bruises, and the driver of the truck with minor cuts and injuries. The driver of the truck was L. Resindeck.25
  • 17 Nov 1934: THURSDAY, 22nd NOVEMBER, 1934, At 11 O'Clock Sharp.
    Important Dispersal Sale at BERWICK 17 GUERNSEYS and 72 FRIESIANS
    Tuberculin Tested and free from contagious abortion. Buyers if desired may prove this guarantee by re-testing within 10 days from date of sale.
    ADAMSON, STRETTLE & CO. PTY.
    LTD., 396 Bourke Street, Melbourne, have received instructions from Dr. S. V. Sewell to Sell on the property, Roads End, Berwick, on above date, the whole of his Friesian Herd, and a number of Guernseys, imported blood and their descendants, under District Association Test (as Dr. Sewell intends devoting more time to breeding sheep), comprising: —
    17 Pure Registered Guernseys — 6 males and 11 females—descendants of imported prize-winning high producing strains, by the imported prize-taking sire Glenbumie Ideal (2458). 1st and reserve champion Melbourne Royal Show, his progeny also winners many prizes at Melbourne Royal Show, including the Junior Herd Sire Roads End Beau Ideal from the imported cow Bessie 4th of Les Quartiers.
    72 Pure Registered Friesians, comprising — 3 males and 69 females — including 14 heifers rising 1-year-old. Descendants of prize-winning high producing strains.
    Roads End Friesians have milked up to 73 lbs. milk during the past month, some with more than 4 per cent. test.
    Train leaves Flinders Street 8.20 a.m.
    CATALOGUES ON APPLICATION.26
  • 19 Dec 1942: ROMNEY MARSH and Southdown Flock Rams, well-bred. reg. sheep of Imp. blood: 3-5 gns. F.O.R.. Berwick. Apply Sewell. Roads End. Berwick
    PONY, child's well-bred bay. 3 yrs.. 13.3 h; £12. Apply Sewell. Berwick 42.27
  • 8 Jan 1945: TIMBER DESTROYED IN BERWICK FIRE
    Seven acres of timbered country, forming portion of the farming property owned by Dr S. V. Sewell, of Berwick, was destroyed by fire which broke out shortly after midday yesterday.
    A heavy drag saw, owned by Frank Barnes, woodcutter, was also destroyed.
    Late last night the fire was still burning, but was not considered dangerous. If a strong wind develops today First-constable Briant, of Berwick, believes that the fire might extend towards rich meadow lands owned by Sir Walter Massy Greene.
    Last night Dr Sewell paid a tribute to the work of the 20 members of the Berwick Bush Fire Brigade who controlled the fire.28
  • 16 Mar 1949: Death Of Sir Sidney Sewell
    AUSTRALIA lost a brillant physician, and the Berwick district an admirable citizen by the death, on March 13th, of Sir Sidney Valentine Sewell, K. B., M.D., B.S., F.R.A.C.P., F.R.C.P. (London), at the age of 69.
    The whole district, recognising him a great Australian, feels deeply with his widow, Lady Alice Maud Sewell of Roads End, Berwick, his two sons, Dr. S. A. Sewell and Mr. Bill Sewell, and his five daughters in the sad loss that is theirs.
    The late Sir Sidney Sewell, although failing in health, continued his fight against T.B. until the end, and had the satisfaction of knowing that he had won the active support of the Government in his campaign. Deceased was a prominent breeder of British sheep and a member of the V.R.C.
    Yesterday at the Spring Vale Crematorium, a large crowd of mourners, many of them from the medical profession, paid silent tribute to his memory. Rev. Dr. C. Irving Benson, who officiated, paid a remarkable tribute to the life of an outstanding Australian.
    W. J. Garnar and Son attended to the funeral arrangements.29
  • 4 Mar 1953: COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE "ROAD'S END"
    GUERNSEY & FRIESIAN STUDS
    Account Estate of the late Sir Sidney Sewell, to be held at "ROAD S END." BERWICK, on Wednesday , March 18, 1 p.m.
    45 GUERNSEYS 45
    Including matrons, hellers, joined and unjoined, and stud bulls.
    11 FRIESIANS 11
    5 STUD COWS 4 STUD HEIFERS 2 STUD BULLS
    The "Road's End"" Guernseys and Fries la ns need no introduction, being one of the parent Studs in Australia, and have for many years exercised a strong Influence in the noticeable development of these breeds.
    All cattle are accredited T.B. free add have been tested for C.A.B.
    For Catalogues and transport arrangements please apply: Auctioneers in Conjunction,
    ELDER, SMITH & CO. LIMITED (Inc. in S.A.) Melbourne and Branches.
    PETER AUBIN PTY. LTD. Dandenong.30

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), 426/470. Sidney V Sewell, Residence: Melbourne and Berwick. Occupation: Medical Practitioner. date of grant: 03 August 1949 date of death: 13 March 1949
    VPRS 28/P0003, 426/470; VPRS 7591/P0002, 426/470

    REAL ESTATE
    Roads End, Berwick.
    All those pieces of land comprised in Certificates of Title Vol. 1817 Fol 363257, Vol. 2448 Fol. 489517, Vol. 2448 Fol. 489516, and Vol. 2946 Fol. 589102, containing 412 acres 1 rood 17 perches being parts of Crown Portion 6 and Crown Section 6 Parish of Berwick County of Mornington.
    Erected on the property are a brick (cement rendered) dwelling, 3 cottages, garages, stables, laundries, various sheds, pumping room, garden house, woolshed, fowl pens, glass hpouse, play room, chaff house, dairy etc. The brick dwelling was occupied by deceased to the date of his death as a residence and one concrete cottage was let at a weekly rental of £2, the property generally being used for grazing purposes.
    Valued by J.E. Grice, Sworn Valuer, Melbourne at £12,729.8.0
    Eltham - Vacant land.
    All that piece of land being the land remaining in Certificate of Title Vol. 3662 Fol. 732275 containing 18 acres 1 rood being part of Crown Allotment 4 Section 6 Parish of Nillumbik County of Evelyn. There are no buildings erected on the property, the only improvements being fencing which is in poor condition and of very little value.
    Valued by R.H. Franklin (Messrs C.Jessop & Co.)
    Valuer, Greensborough.     £730

    Personal Estate.
    Rent
    Whitnell - rent of brick cottage at Road's End Berwick.
    7/3/49 to 13/3/49 at £2 per week. £1.14.3

    Live Stock
    Cattle - Guernsey Herd
    3 cows Very Old 17 years £4.10.0
    2 cows Very old 16 years £5.0.0
    1 cow Very old 16 years £4.0.0
    2 cows Very old 14 years @ £3 £6.0.0
    1 cow Very old 13 years £3.10.0
    2 cows 10 years unsound @ £5 £10.0.0
    1 cow 9 years unsound £6.0.0
    1 cows 7 years doubtful £5.0.0
    6 cows 6 years @ £15 £90.0.0
    3 cows 5 years 1 unsound 1 doubtful £30.0.0
    6 cows 4 years @ £20 £120.0.0
    7 heifers 2 years @ £20 £140.0.0
    9 calves @ £8 £72.0.0
    3 bulls - aged @ £8 £24.0.0
    6 bulls - 1 year @ £15 £90.0.0
    6 bulls - calves @ £8 £48.0.0
    Fresiens
    1 cow - very old £1.10.0
    2 cows 8 years @ £6 £12.0.0
    1 cow 7 years £7.0.0
    2 cows 6 years @ £15 £30.0.0
    1 cow - doubtful £6.0.0
    2 heifers @ £15 £30.0.0
    3 calves @ £8 £24.0.0
    Grade
    7 cows - mixed ages @ £10 £70.0.0
    4 heifers @ £12 £48.0.0
    Horses
    3 Draughts @ £10 £30.0.0
    1 Stock Pony £12.0.0
    2 Draught - unbroken @ £9 £18.0.0
    1 Draught - Stallion (unregistered) £10.0.0

    Sheep
    170 Romney Marsh Ewes mixed ages @ £2.10.0 £425.0.0
    89 Southdown Ewes mixed ages @ £2.10.0 £222.10.0
    115 Stud Ewes - weaners @ £2.2.0 £241.10.0
    63 Stud Ram weaners @ £1.10.0 £94.10.0
    35 Stud Ram and classed @ £2.2.0 £73.10.0
    70 x Bred Lambs @ £1.10.0 £105.0.0
    90 x Bred Ewes @ £1.18.6 £173.5.0
    Deceased had a one-half share with his daughter, Mrs. S.S. Matthews in the above sheep
    One half share of £1335.5.0 £667.12.6

    Farming Implements, Machinery Plant, etc
    As per inventory and valuation of J.E. Grice
    Sworn Valuer, Melbourne at £558.10.0

    Carriages, Vehicles Etc
    Austin Sedan Car 12 H.P. Register No. H.H.000
    Valued by J.E.Grice, Sworn Valuer, Melbourne £239

    Bedford Truck 26 H.P. Registered No. H.L.322
    Valued by J.E.Grice, Sworn Valuer, Melbourne £257

    Packard Sedan Car 1938 Model Registered No. 153777
    Valued by J.E. Grice, Sworn Valuer, Melbourne. £476

    Harness and Saddlery
    As per inventory and Valuation of J.E. Grice,
    Sworn Valuer, Melbourne     £30

    Tools.
    As per inventory and Valuation of J.E. Grice,
    Sworn Valuer, Melbourne     £20

    Sundries
    Quantity of Hay, wire netting & fence posts,
    As per inventory and valuation of J.E. Grice,
    Sworn Valuer, Melbourne     £223.6.8

    Furniture and Household Effects
    At "Roads End" Berwick as per inventory and
    valuation of Alex Scott & Co. Dandenong.     £265.15.-

    Watches, Trinkets, Jewellery Etc
    Pocket Watch £10.0.0
    Wristlet Watch £4.0.0
    Valued by Alex Scott & Co. Dandenong.


    Various Life Policies, Shares etc

    Interest in a partnership
    Under a deed of Partnership dated 1st July 1943 made between Drs. C.H.Fitts, W.J.Newing, W.S. Newton and deceased as the active partners and Dr. A.E.R. White as the sleeping partner, the partners carried on the "Glenelg Sanatorium" on a property owned by them in Belmore Road, Balwyn, the active partners sharing the profits equally after providing for the payment to the sleeping partner of an annual sum equal to 4 % of this capital (£350).
    Deceased's interest in the partnership is set out hereunder: -
    l/5 share of Capital as provided in the Deed of Partnership,     £350 -
    Amount at credit of current account as at 28/2/49     386.12.-
    Proportion of profits for period 28/2/49 to 13/3/49.     £10.0.0
    2 visits made during above period,     £6.17.0

    Interest in a business.
    Dsceesed carried on the business of a Medical Practitioner on rented premises at 12 Collins Street,
    Melbourne, and the assets of such business, as at 13th March 1949, were as follows:-
    Furniture and Effects.
    Including articles specifically bequeathed as per inventory and valuation of Leonard Joel Pty. Ltd., £105.13.0
    Dr J. Officer Brown, Amount due for adjustment of rent and expenses of rooms.     £43.10.0

    Instruments Plant etc
    As per inventory and valuation of W. Ramsay (Surgical) Pty. Ltd., 340 Swanston Street, Melbourne. £120.7.6

    Book Debts.
    Good, as per list.     £160.2.2
    Bad - do.     £271.15.0
    The amount of debts shown as Bad represent those debts which have not been paid, but which, if recovered, the Executors Undertake to disclose and pay such additional Victorian Probate & Federal Estate Duty as may be properly payable in respect thereto.

    Goodwill
    Deceased was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, in terms of whose Rules a practice may not be sold.

    Total value of estate £24,680.14.1.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B428/1880 (par Richd Blamine SEWELL & Emma COTTRELL) - as Sydney Valentine SEWELL, Birth registered at Ballt, Australia."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star (Vic.), Sat 15 Feb 1908, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205455775
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M1307/1908, Sidney Valentine SEWELL & Alice Maud CUNNING."
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1817-257 - Sidney Valentine Sewell of 12 Collins Street Melbourne Physician.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2448-517 - Sidney Valentine Sewell of 12 Collins Street Melbourne Physician.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2448-516 - Sidney Valentine Sewell of 12 Collins Street Melbourne Medical Practitioner.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2946-102 - Sidney Valentine Sewell of 12 Collins Street Melbourne Medical Practitioner.
  9. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D16389/1949 (Age 69) (par Richard Blamire SEWELL & Emma COTTRELL) - as Sidney Valentine SEWELL, born Ballarat. Death registered at Berwick, Australia."
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), 426/470. Sidney V Sewell, Residence: Melbourne and Berwick. Occupation: Medical Practitioner. date of grant: 03 August 1949 date of death: 13 March 1949
    VPRS 28/P0003, 426/470; VPRS 7591/P0002, 426/470.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2946-102 - By order of the Registrar of Titles dated 2nd June 1970. The within described land became vested in THE TRUSTEES EXECUTORS AND AGENCY COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED of 401 Collins Street Melbourne SIDNEY ARNOLD SEWELL of 8 Gordon Grove South Yarra Medical Practitioner WILLOUGHBY SIDNEY SEWELL of 11 Caldwell Street Mornington Medical Practitioner and SUSANNE SIDNEY MATTHEWS of Road's End Berwick Widow as JOINT PROPRIETORS.
    Entered 16th June 1970 No D616495.
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    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145916775
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 10 Apr 1920, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222562305
  14. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 15 Apr 1920, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66197915
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 17 Apr 1920, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/140239744
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 11 Jun 1921, p9
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222573669
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 11 Feb 1922, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/140227507
  18. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Oct 1924, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/140763323
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 Aug 1925, p28
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/223296202
  20. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 Aug 1925, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/140718268
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 21 Jul 1927, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214588808
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    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/140804289
  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 20 Jun 1931, p30
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/141424430
  24. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 30 Jul 1932, p31
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/141362228
  25. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Thu 25 Oct 1934, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/213864743
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 17 Nov 1934, p55
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/224395091
  27. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 19 Dec 1942, p15
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12010251
  28. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 8 Jan 1945, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1096033
  29. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 16 Mar 1949, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222209396
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 4 Mar 1953, p44
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/224025773
Last Edited28 May 2023

Alice Maud Cunning

F, #25625, b. 1881, d. 16 Feb 1971
Probate (Will)* 719/338. Alice Maud Sewell, Residence: Berwick, Occupation: Widow. date of grant: 04 May 1971, date of death: 16 February 1971.1 
Married NameSewell. 
Birth*1881 King, VIC, Australia, #B10503/1881 (par James CUNNING & Ann MAY) - as Alice Maud CUNNING.2 
Marriage-Notice*15 Feb 1908 ENGAGEMENTS ANNOUNCED.
The engagement is announced of Dr. S. V. Sewell, demonstrator in pathology, Melbourne University, and Alice Maud, youngest daughter of Mrs J. Cunning Saint Agnes, Elsternwick.
The marriage will take place in March.3 
Marriage*18 Mar 1908 Spouse: Sidney Valentine Sewell. St John's Presbyterian Church, Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #M1307/1908, Sidney Valentine SEWELL & Alice Maud CUNNING.4
 
Widow13 Mar 1949Alice Maud Cunning became a widow upon the death of her husband Sidney Valentine Sewell.5 
Death*16 Feb 1971 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D3836/1971 (Age 90) (par James Erskine CUNNING & Annie May MAY) - as Alice Maud SEWELL.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Apr 1908: DR. S. V. SEWELL AND MISS ALICE CUNNING, M.A.
    An interesting marriage was celebrated in St. John's Presbyterian Church, Glen Huntly-road, Elsternwick, on Wednesday, March 18. The bridegroom was Dr. Sidney Valentine Sewell, and the bride was Miss Alice Maude Cunning, M.A., youngest daughter of Mrs. James Cunning, of "St. Agnes,'' Shoobra-road, Elsternwick. The best man was Dr. Mathieson and Dr. Machray was groomsman. The bridesmaids were Miss Mary McLaren and Miss Enid Derham, both of whom were gowned alike in pale blue silk messaline and green straw hats. The bride was given away by her mother, who led her up the aisle by the hand.
    The bridal gown was of white crepe de chine made with trained skirt finished with wide tucks at foot, the bodice was daintily trimmed with beautiful silk lace. She also wore a bridal veil of tude, with wreath of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of beautiful white flowers.
    The bride's mother wore black, with black hat. As the bride entered the church the "Wedding March" was played on the organ by M... rell. The congregation sang ''The V... Breathed o'er Eden." The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. J. G. Davis, M.A., assisted by the Rev. Mr. Sugden, M.A. After the ... a reception was held at "St. Agnes," ... over a hundred guests were present. The pupils of Tintern Ladies' College were .. and wore the colours of the college, Early ... afternoon Dr. and Mrs. Sewell left for ... ville to spend a short honeymoon. T... for England during this week. Sidney Valentine Sewell7
  • 15 Apr 1942: LAND ARMY GIRLS NOW NUMBER 200
    Handling cattle, sheep and pigs on farms and stations all over Victoria, girls in the new land army look back on careers waged indoors with typewriters, dishes, brooms, machines,and ledgers, and feel that today life is good.
    So they have written to their fellows, with the result that now the supply exceeds the demand.
    They are doing such a splendid job, according to the Country Women’s Association organiser of the Land Army (Mrs. S. V. Sewell, “Land’s End,” Berwick), that as soon as one or two girls appear on a farm or station in a district, surrounding farms and stations apply for more.
    In Victoria alone they are nearing the 200 mark, and, except for heavy lifting, are doing men’s work.
    Girls who a few months ago were, in offices, shops, factories and at the universities, in schools and beauty parlors, are today killing sheep, drenching them, crutching, overseeing them generally, cutting wood, mending, fences, milking herds, rounding up cattle, fruit picking, doing dairy work, running whole farms and stations for women whose husbands and sons are at the war.
    They are top-dressing, liming, sowing in season, ploughing, helping as much as possible with shearing, and moving cattle from one area to another. Some are now on country milk rounds.
    We find, that girls handle sheep very well, said Mrs. Sewell. “And it is accepted that women make better milkers than men. Their hands are softer.”
    There are still women who are afraid of cows. They are not advised to take to country life. It might be one long nightmare for them.
    “Girls are placed quickly if they have had farm experience,” said Mrs. Sewell. “City girls, originally from the country, like going back, and city-born girls have proved they can learn quickly. Often the one qualification is horse-riding. Some can not even do that, but they learn. Miss Irving, Waverley Ridge, has been teaching them milking, horse-riding and light farm Work, taking business girls in week-ends.
    DAIRY FARM DEMANDS
    “Mostly girls like station work, but the biggest demand is from dairy farms, where the shortage of men for milking is acute.”
    But Mrs. Sewell sees a future shortage of girls.
    “Women are being called on every where,” she said, “Army, Air Force, munitions, clothing factories. We seem to be running a 7,000,000 country for a much bigger population. There is plenty for all women to do.”8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), 719/338. Alice Maud Sewell, Residence: Berwick, Occupation: Widow. date of grant: 04 May 1971, date of death: 16 February 1971.
    VPRS 7591/P0004, 719/338; VPRS 28/P0005, 719/338.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B10503/1881 (par James CUNNING & Ann MAY) - as Alice Maud CUNNING, Birth registered at King, Australia."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star (Vic.), Sat 15 Feb 1908, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205455775
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M1307/1908, Sidney Valentine SEWELL & Alice Maud CUNNING."
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D16389/1949 (Age 69) (par Richard Blamire SEWELL & Emma COTTRELL) - as Sidney Valentine SEWELL, born Ballarat. Death registered at Berwick, Australia."
  6. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D3836/1971 (Age 90) (par James Erskine CUNNING & Annie May MAY) - as Alice Maud SEWELL, born Ballarat. Death registered at Berwick, Australia."
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 2 Apr 1908, p10
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145916775
  8. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 15 Apr 1942, p10
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/215708387
Last Edited12 Feb 2023

William Clisby

M, #25632, b. 1831, d. 23 Aug 1880
Note* Children:
Ada Blanche CLISBY #B85/1861 N'WADING
Ernest William CLISBY #B19847/1866 BOX HILL
Hubert Stapleton CLISBY #B2019/1864 BOX HILL
Allan Frederick CLISBY #D5874/1875 (Age 4 months) born Box Hill.1,2 
Probate (Will)* 21/006. William CLISBY Date of grant: 16 Sep 1880; Date of death: 23 Aug 1880; Occupation: Schoolmaster; Residence: Box Hill
His probate lists among other assets:
Land at Berwick 200 links to Elgin St by 250 links L4.15.0
Land at Berwick 200 links to Wilson St by 250 links L5.10.0
Land at Berwick 100 links to Elgin St by 500 links L5.0.0
Land at Berwick 200 links to Elgin St by 250 links L4.0.0
Land at Berwick 200 links to Palmerston St by 250 links L4.0.0
Land at Berwick 100 links to Palmerston St by 500 links L5.0.0.3 
Birth*1831 London, England. 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: Frances Agnes Tranter. VIC, Australia, #M973/1860.4
 
Land-Berwick*10 Mar 1871Selection: BER-Town S4-1. 2r 0p - consideration L4.5 
Land-Berwick10 Mar 1871Selection: BER-Town S4-2. 2r 0p - consideration L4.5 
Land-Berwick10 Mar 1871Selection: BER-Town S4-3. 2r 0p - consideration L5.5 
Land-Berwick30 Dec 1873Selection: BER-Town S5-1. 2r 0p - consideration L4 15s.6,7 
Land-Berwick30 Dec 1873Selection: BER-Town S5-2. 2r 0p - consideration L5 10s.6,7 
Land-Berwick30 Dec 1873Selection: BER-Town S5-3. 2r 0p - consideration L5.6,7 
Land-Berwick BER-Town S5-3. Transfer from William Clisby to Alexander Campbell. 0a 2r 0p - intermediate owner? 
Land-Berwick BER-Town S5-2. Transfer from William Clisby to Alexander Campbell. 0a 2r 0p - intermediate owner? 
Land-Berwick BER-Town S5-1. Transfer from William Clisby to Alexander Campbell. 0a 2r 0p - intermediate owner? 
Widower31 Dec 1877William Clisby became a widower upon the death of his wife Frances Agnes Tranter.8 
Death*23 Aug 1880 Nunawading, VIC, Australia, #D6251/1880 (Age 49) [par William CLISBY & Elizabeth STAPLETON] - spouse Frances Agnes CLISBY.9 
Death-Notice*25 Aug 1880 CLISBY.— On the 23rd August, at Box-hill, Nunawading, Mr. William Clisby, State School teacher, in his 50th year.10 
Death-Notice25 Aug 1880 THE Friends of the late Mr WILLIAM CLISBY are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Box Hill Cemetery.
The funeral will move from his late residence, Box-hill, Nunawading, on Thursday, 26th inst, at half-past 2 o'clock p.m.
J PADBURY, undertaker, Cotham-road, Kew.11 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Mar 1871: Crown Land Sale. — A sale of Crown lands took place to-day, at the auction rooms of Messrs. Philip Cohen and Co., Collins-street. The following were the sales effected: Berwick : 3 lots, of 2 roods each, Wm. Clisley, £4, £4, and £5 ; 2 lots, of 2 roods each, Matthew O'Connor, £4 and £4 12s. 6d; James Smith, 2 roods, £4.12
  • 6 Nov 1880: THURSDAY, 11th NOVEMBER. At 2 o'Clock.
    At the Rooms, 58 Elisabeth-street, In the Estate of the Late W. Clisby.
    6 GOVERNMENT ALLOTMENTS at Carlton.
    1 Do. Do. Fitzroy.
    4 Do. Do. Berwick
    3 Do. Do. Wallan Wallan.
    HELLICAR and CONNELL have received instructions from the executors of the will of the late W. Clisby, as above,
    The following desirable allotments:—
    CARLTON.
    Nicholson-street, 44 ft. x 130 ft. deep
    Canning-street, 49 ft. x .132 ft. do
    Rathdowne-street, 49 ft. 6 in. x 132 ft. do.
    Amess-street, 49 ft. 6in. x 132 do. (with use of right-of-way)
    These two last lots adjoin one another.
    Rathdowne-street, 49 ft. 6in. x 166 ft. deep.
    Drummond-street, 49 ft. 6 in. x 166 ft do.
    NORTH FITZROY.
    Freeman-street 15 ft. x 116 ft. (along St. George's-road).
    BERWICK. 6 Crown allotments.
    WALLAN WALLAN. 8 Crown allotments.
    As the executors intend to realise in this estate, the attention of buyers is requested.
    Terms—One-third cash; balance at six months, at 7 per cent, per annum.
    Particulars of title can be obtained from E. A. Atkyns, Esq., solicitor, Bank-place.13

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P2 unit 108, item 21/006
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 58, item 21/006
    VPRS 28/ P0 unit 242, item 21/006.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 10 Mar 1871, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244808979
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 30 Dec 1873, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202519996
  7. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). VPRS11865/P0001 Unit 19 Auctions Apr 1872 to May 1874 (19A?) page 211
    Land Sale 3770 Melbourne 30 Dec 1873. Date of deed 7 Jan 1874 - passed 5 Mar 1874.
  8. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D474/1878 - born WORC."
  9. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D6251/1880 - born LONDON."
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 25 Aug 1880, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202148354
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 25 Aug 1880, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5970121
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 10 Mar 1871, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244808979
  13. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 6 Nov 1880, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202155393
Last Edited3 Oct 2023

Frances Agnes Tranter

F, #25633, b. 1839, d. 31 Dec 1877
Married NameClisby. 
Birth*1839 
Marriage*1860 Spouse: William Clisby. VIC, Australia, #M973/1860.1
 
Death*31 Dec 1877 VIC, Australia, #D474/1878 (Age 38) [par William TRANTER & Agnes EVENDEN] - spouse William CLISBY.2 
Death-Notice*5 Jan 1878 CLISBY.—On 31st December, after a long and very painful illness, Fanny, the beloved wife of William Clisby, of Box-hill, aged thirty-eight years.3 

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D474/1878 - born WORC."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 5 Jan 1878, p15
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197286701
Last Edited25 Jan 2023

Francois Oliver Denmark Mazzenti

M, #25637, b. 1886, d. 1 Jan 1961
Father*Frank Mazzenti d. Mar 1937
Mother*Sarah McMahon d. Dec 1941
Birth*1886 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B676/1886 (par Francois MAZZENTI & Sarah MCMAHON) - as Francis Oliver D MAZZENTI.1 
Marriage*1923 Spouse: Elizabeth Kate Praill. VIC, Australia, #M6707/1923.2
 
Death*1 Jan 1961 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D371/1961 (Age 75) (par Francois MAZZENTI & Sarah MCMAHON) - as Francois Oliver Denmark MAZZENTI.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
195890 Kingsley Terrace, Manly, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Elizabeth Kate Mazzenti.4

Grave

  • 5-073-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In Memory of Frank O. D. MAZZENTI. Loving & beloved husband of Betty. Died 1st January 1951 aged 75. He was faithful and true. And. Elizabeth Kate Thompson. Died 8th November 1985. Aged 82. Rest in Peace5,6

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B676/1886 (par Francois MAZZENTI & Sarah MCMAHON) - as Francis Oliver D MAZZENTI, Birth registered at Berw, Australia."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D371/1961 (Age 75) (par Francois MAZZENTI & Sarah MCMAHON) - as Francois Oliver Denmark MAZZENTI, born Berwick. Death registered at Melbourne, Australia."
  4. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
  5. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-073-A Mazzenti Francois Oliver M 75 4/01/1961 1433
    Frank Oliver D. Mazzenti 1961 75 hus/ Betty
    5-073-A Thompson Elizabeth F 82 13/11/1985 1973
    Elizabeth Kate Thompson 1985 82 sw/ Francois Mazzenti.
  6. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Casey City, Victoria, Australia, Plot: Presbyterian 5-073-A, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/219170436
    Grave of Elizabeth Kate Thompson (1903-1985)."
Last Edited7 Oct 2022
 

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