Isabella Craig

F, #2611, b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Married NameSykes. 
Birth*1844 Nigg, Kincardine, Scotland, [par Thomas Duncan CRAIG & Eliza MARTIN] - as Isobella Charlotte.1,2 
NoteDec 1860 A brother, James Alexander CRAIG #B18317/1860 Melb, #D48/1861 (Age 3 months) [par Thomas CRAIG & Eliza MARTIN] buried Boroondara Cemetery Kew 21 Feb 1861.3,4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel30 Aug 1861 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Atalanta assigned to Miss Turner, Portland for 1 term
Age 18 - General Servant, Edinburgh.5 
Marriage*20 Jun 1862 Spouse: Jessey Sykes. Presbyterian Church, Beechworth, VIC, Australia, #M1864.6
 
Note1867 Isabella's mother, Elizabeth CRAIG remarried. John Anderson was a widower with three young children. #M2049/1867 VIC (as Elizabeth GREG.)7 
Note*1871 Isabella's sister Elizabeth Anne CRAIG married William Glendenning GASS, both born in Scotland.8 
Land-UBeac*2 Sep 1893 GEM--129c, Shelton Road. Transfer from Jessey Sykes to Isabella Sykes. 59a 3r 24p (now 15, 65, 105 Shelton Road.)9 
Land-UBeac*13 Mar 1894 GEM-D-11. Transfer from Hubert Lenné to Isabella Sykes. 19a 3r 39p.10 
Land-Note*13 Mar 1894 GEM-D-11. GEM--129c: Mortgagee: Ephraim Lamen Zox. Mortgage No 155562 - discharged 15 Mar 1899. Mortgagor was Isabella Sykes.11 
Land-Note1898 GEM--129c: Isabella SYKES paid rates for 60a NAV10.12 
Civil Case*1899 1899/166 Eybriam Lamen Fox v Isabella Sykes.13 
Land-Note15 Mar 1899 GEM-D-11. GEM--129c: Mortgagee: Ephraim Lamen Zox. Mortgage No 189869 - discharged 19 Sep 1901. This mortgage amounted to £750 and was over Isabella's property in Beaconsfield and North Melbourne. Mortgagor was Isabella Sykes.14,15 
Civil Case*1901 1901/927 Mary Cregan v Isabella Sykes.16 
Land-UBeac*19 Sep 1901 GEM-D-11. Transfer from Isabella Sykes to Mary Ellen Cregan. 19a 3r 39p.17 
Marriage-Notice*22 Jun 1912SYKES—CRAIG (Golden Wedding.)—On the 20th June, 1862, at the Presbyterian Church, Beechworth, by the late Rev. J. K. M'Millan, Jesse (contractor), now residing at "Walnut Grove," Beaconsfield, formerly of Yorkshire, England, to Isabella, second eldest daughter of the late Thomas Craig (of Craig Academy), Edinburgh. Scotland.
SYKES—CRAIG (Golden Wedding )—On the 20th June, 1862 at the Presbyterian Church, Beechworth, by the Rev. J. K. M'Millan, Jesse Sykes, contractor, of Yorkshire, England, to Isabella, second eldest daughter of the late Thomas Craig of Craig's Academy, George-street, Edinburgh, Scotland. Present address: Walnut-grove, Beaconsfield, Victoria.18 
Death*28 Feb 1915 Mansfield House, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D456 (age 69) [par Thomas CRAIG & Elizabeth MARTIN].19 
Death-Notice*1 Mar 1915SYKES.-On the 28th February, at her residence, "Mansfield House," Berwick, Isabella, dearly beloved wife of Jessey Sykes, aged 69 years. Late of Beaconsfield and North Melbourne.20 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Thomas D CRAIG, Brunswick, Gatehead, Durham, EnglandAge 6 - Scholar21
bt 1908 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Jessey Sykes. With Millicent Frances Sykes.22,23,24,25,26

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section P, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of
    Jessey SYKES
    who died 10 May 1915, age 80 years
    also his beloved wife
    Isabella SYKES
    who died 28 Feb 1915, age 69 years
    also Eliza ANDERSON who died
    17 Oct 1895, age 75 years.27,28

Family

Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Children 1.Elizabeth Sabina Sykes+ b. 1863, d. 1 Dec 1909
 2.George Frederick Sykes+ b. 1865, d. 3 Mar 1909
 3.William Francis Sykes b. 1868, d. 25 Jun 1895
 4.Jesse Thomas Sykes+ b. 1871, d. 1955
 5.Thomas Craig Sykes+ b. 16 Nov 1872, d. 11 Sep 1955
 6.Ada Isabella Sykes+ b. 1 Apr 1875, d. 22 Aug 1932
 7.Ernest Robert Sykes b. 14 Aug 1877, d. 1964
 8.Eva Margaret Sykes+ b. 5 Nov 1879
 9.Albert Stanley Sykes+ b. 17 Jan 1883, d. 9 Jul 1954
 10.Millicent Frances Sykes b. 8 Feb 1885, d. 25 Oct 1925
 11.Mabel Agnes Sykes b. 9 Mar 1887, d. 7 Jul 1905

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Jul 1875: WANTED, a thorough GENERAL SERVANT Apply Mrs Sykes, No 4 Haines-st, Hotham.29
  • 16 Feb 1878: GASS.— On the 11th February, at Mr. Syke's residence, Chapman-street, Hotham, the dearly beloved and only son of William and Elizabeth Gass, aged twenty-two months, late of Clunes.30
  • 9 Jul 1884: ZOOLOGICAL AND ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY. The following stock has been received since the last meeting, for which the council desired to return its thanks:
    — Three doves from Mrs. Sykes, Hotham;31
  • 27 Jun 1900: Berwick Police Court. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20. Before Messrs. Vieusseux, Jas. Wilson, E. Greaves, and Fuller, J.P.
    Isabella Sykes, licensee of the Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, charged by Inspector Leckie, of the Excise department, with neglecting to cancel a duty stamp on a barrel of beer, was fined £2, and 8/6 costs.32
  • 18 Mar 1901: TO THE LICENSING COURT FOR THE LICENSING DISTRICT OF BERWICK.—I, ISABELLA SYKES, the holder of Victualler's License for The Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply to Licensing Magistrates holding Licensing Meeting at Berwick on Wednesday, the 27th day of March, 1901 to transfer said License to MARY ELLEN CREGAN, of 21 Finley street, Albert Park. Given under my hand this 18th day of March, 1901—ISABELLA SYKES. And I, the said MARY ELLEN CREGAN, do hereby apply for the said transfer Given under my hand this 18thday of March, 1901—MARY ELLEN CREGAN.
    W. H. FLOOD, of 271 Collins street, Melbourne, Solicitor for Applicant. Mary Ellen Cregan33
  • 4 Mar 1915: We regret to record the death of Mrs Isabella Sykes, which took place at her residence "Mansfield House," Berwick, on Sunday, Feb. 28, aged 69 years. Her husband, Mr Jesse Sykes, was at one time in a big line of business in North Melbourne, as timber merchant. Afterwards he took up land at Beaconsfield, and for some years was a member of the Berwick Shire Council, being one of the representatives of the Beaconsfield Riding. Mr Sykes, who has reached the allotted "three score years and ten" is still hale and hearty.34

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S31] IGI "C11266-6
    parents marriage 26 Apr 1839, Edinburgh Midlothian."
  3. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "marriage certificate information: Jessey’s parents were James Sykes and Sabina North noted on his marriage certificate to Isabella. Jessey's father was an engineer. On his marriage certificate Jessey’s occupation was Plasterer and Isabella’s was Housekeeper. They were married in Beechworth on 20 June 1862, Jessey was 25 years old and Isabella 22 years old. Isabella’s parents were noted on their marriage certificate as Thomas Craig and Eliza Martin with Thomas being a Teacher."
  7. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  8. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M1895/1871 - as Elizabeth Anne CRAID, born Edinburgh
    2 children
    William Anderson GASS #B19187/1872 Sand; #D688/1874 age 2
    Craig Glendenning GASS #B14944/1876 Clunes; #D2029/1878 age 1."
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2072-397 - Isabella Sykes wife of Jessey Sykes of Haines Street Hotham Plasterer.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1317-222 - transferred to Isabella Sykes of Haines Street Hotham near Mealbourne Married Woman - with mortgage.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1317-222 - discharged 15 Mar 1899.
  12. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899.
  13. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 267/ P7 unit 1259, item 1899/166
    1899/166 Eybriam Lamen Fox v Isabella Sykes.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1317-222 - Mortgage No 189869 - discharged 19 Sep 1901. This mortgage amounted to £750 and was over Isabella's property in Beaconsfield and North Melbourne.
  15. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Mortgage - Isabella Sykes, Haines Street North Melbourne Married Woman £750 due upon mortgage on land at Beaconsfield and North Melbourne repayable 29 July 1900 extended to 29 April 1902 Mortgage registered No 189869.
    Quarterly interest £9.7s.6d
    (from probate of Ephraim Zox).
  16. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 267/ P7 unit 1314, item 1901/927.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1317-222 - Isabella Sykes to Mary Ellen Cregan of the Pine Grove Hotel Upper Beaconsfield Licensed Victualler - C/T 2841-137.
  18. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 22 Jun 1912, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197375654
  19. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D456 (age 69) [par Thomas CRAIG & Elizabeth MARTIN]."
  20. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Mar 1915 p1.
  21. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1851 census: lass: HO107; Piece: 2402; Folio: 35; Page: 5."
  22. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  23. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  24. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  25. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  26. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  27. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "GSV Transcriptions."
  28. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "Eliza ANDERSON, d Heidelberg Hospital 1895/13568 age 74. [Isabella's mother]"
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 14 Jul 1875, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11520282
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 16 Feb 1878, p26
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197285395
  31. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 9 Jul 1884, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/193386322
  32. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 27 Jun 1900, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70045916
  33. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 18 Mar 1901, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243007235
  34. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.), Thu 4 Mar 1915, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/88662345
Last Edited30 Jan 2021

Elizabeth Sabina Sykes

F, #2612, b. 1863, d. 1 Dec 1909
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Married NameCraig.1 
Birth*1863 Beechworth, VIC, Australia, #B6308.2 
Marriage*18 Jun 1890 Spouse: William Craig. Presbyterian Church, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3742.1
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Aug 1890CRAIG—SYKES.—On the 18th June, at North Melbourne, by the Rev. J. T. Robertson, M.A., Will, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Craig, 99 Drummond-street south, Ballarat, to Sabina (Psyche), eldest daughter of Councillor Jessey Sykes, of Craigielea, Beaconsfield North, and Haines-street, North Melbourne No cards.3 
Inquest1 Dec 1909Inquest held 1909/1070. Elizabeth Sabina Craig died from drowning and there is no evidence to show how she got into the water, but the act was evidently committed while in a state of temporary insanity.4 
Death*1 Dec 1909 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D11432 (age 46) - as CRAIG [reg Berwick].5 
Death-Notice*3 Dec 1909CRAIG.—On the 1st December, at her parents' residence, Beaconsfield, Sabina Elizabeth, beloved wife of William Craig, of Doncaster, and beloved eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sykes, late of North Melbourne, aged 46 years.
CRAIG. — The Friends of Mr. WILLIAM CRAIG, of Doncaster, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved wife, Sabina Elizabeth, to the place of interment, the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral will leave the Prince's-bridge railway station THIS DAY (Friday, 3rd inst.), at 3 o'clock.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Main Road, Doncaster, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Craig.7,8

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section P, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of
    William SYKES
    who died 24 Jun 1895, age 26 years
    Mabel Agnes SYKES
    who died at Kerang 7 Jul 1905, age 18 years
    George Frederick SYKES
    who died at Perth, W.A. 3 March 1909, age 44 years
    Elizabeth Sebina CRAIG
    loved wife of William CRAIG
    who died 1 Dec 1909 age 46 years
    Millicent Frances SYKES
    who died 25 Oct 1925, age 39 years.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Jul 1890: FASHIONABLE WEDDING. On the 19th ult. a very pretty wedding took place at the North Melbourne Presbyterian Church, the contracting parties being Mr. William Craig, late of Ballarat and North Beaconsfield State School, and Miss Bina Sykes, eldest daughter of Mr. J. Sykes, of Haines street. The bride was tastefully attired in a beautiful costume of goblin blue with trimmings and wreath to match, and a natural orange blossom wreath, and handsome veil which was fastened with brooches prettily ornamented with handsome stones. Miss Craig, sister of the bridegroom, acted as bridesmaid, as did also the bride's two sisters Miss A. and E. Sykes. The Rev. J. T. Robertson, Pastor of the Union Memorial Church, officiated, and after the ceremony an excellent breakfast was partaken of at the residence of the bride's father, the room being nicely decorated with camelias and other flowers sent from Beaconsfield by Mrs. Brumfield and Mrs. Lennie and others. About 80 guests sat down, amongst whom were Mr. and Mrs. Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. Ballenger, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Pearce, Mr. and Mrs. Sykes, Mr. J. Craig, and the Rev. J. T. Robertson. The toast of the bride and bridegroom was given by the last named gentleman, and was happily responded to by Mr. Craig. The "Bridesmaids" was proposed by Mr. W. Craig and responded to by Mr. Barclay, and after other toasts Mr. and Mrs. Craig left for their honeymoon at Warragul by the Gippsland evening express. The bride and bridegroom were accompanied to the station by their relations and friends and accorded a hearty "send off," many kind wishes being expressed for their future happiness. William Craig10
  • 10 Dec 1909: Obituary. DEATH OF Mrs. CRAIG, DONCASTER
    It is with feelings of the most profound regret that we have to chronicle the sad news of the death of Mrs. Craig, wife of Mr. W. Craig, head teacher of the Doncaster East state school. Mrs. Craig, who had not been in her usual health for some time, had gone for a change, to recuperate her health, to her parents' home at Beaconsfield, and there she passed away suddenly. Her numerous friends had no idea that the end was so near, and when the melancholy intelligence of her untimely decease reached Doncaster, quite a gloom was cast over the whole district. It was hard to realise that one so full of life, so enthusiastic, so indefatigable in the pursuit of all good works, had suddenly been called beyond the veil, and her many fellow-workers in many a worthy cause could hardly credit that they had been bereft of her valued services, and that no more would they gaze upon a friend so well beloved and so universally esteemed.
    During the fifteen years of her residence in Doncaster Mrs. Craig had been closely identified with the social life of the community, and her hospitality was proverbial. Her genial husband, as head teacher of the school, as secretary of the local Oddfellows' lodge, as secretary and president of various sports clubs, as organiser of many movements for the good of the district, was always ably, unselfishly, and indefatigably backed up by his good-natured, high-spirited and energetic wife in all his undertakings, so that it can be readily understood how keenly she will be missed, and how deeply all sympathise with the bereaved husband and children. Mrs. Craig was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sykes, of Beaconsfield, and formerly of North Melbourne. She had reached the age of 46. She leaves a family of five—three boys and two girls. The eldest boy (who is employed at the Canterbury post office) is 17 years old, and the youngest, also a boy, has seen seven summers. The interment took place in the Melbourne general cemetery, the coffin being conveyed by train to the Princes bridge station, where a large number of friends attended to pay the last tribute of respect to one so highly esteemed. All the organisations to which she had ungrudgingly given assistance during her lifetime were well represented, the Oddfellows attending in full force, the highest tribunal of that order being represented by Director Barton and P.G.M. Foley. The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hennell, of Holy Trinity church, Doncaster, of which church Mrs. Craig had been a devoted helper. Handsome wreaths were forwarded by the Doncaster East school children, the M.U. board of directors, the Yarra Yarra district officers, the Doncaster cricket club, the Canterbury post office attendants, and others.11

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "William was born at Byong."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 9 Aug 1890, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196964789
  4. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 847, item 1909/1070 Female, Craig, Sabina Elizabeth, Suicide by drowning herself, Beaconsfield, 1909/1070, 01 Dec 1909,.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Dec 1909, p1.
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "GSV Memorial Inscriptions."
  10. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Advertiser (Vic.), Fri 11 Jul 1890, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66153433
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Reporter (Box Hill, Vic.), Fri 10 Dec 1909, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/89697885
Last Edited10 Jan 2021

George Frederick Sykes

M, #2613, b. 1865, d. 3 Mar 1909
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Birth*1865 Beechworth, VIC, Australia, #B13413.1 
Marriage*6 Jan 1894 Spouse: Ada Caroline Carne. Trinity Congregational Church, Perth, WA, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Feb 1894SYKES—CARNE.—On the 6th January, at Trinity Congregational Church, Perth, by the Rev. E. Tremayne Dunstan, George Frederick, eldest son of Jessey Sykes, of North Melbourne and Beaconsfleld, to Ada Caroline, youngest daughter of Thomas Carne, of Cambellwell, England. Home papers please copy.2 
Death*3 Mar 1909 Perth, WA, Australia, #D6.3,4 
Death-Notice*4 Mar 1909SYKES.—The Friends of the late Mr. George F. Sykes, plasterer, are respectfully invited to follow his remain to the place of interment, the Anglican Cemetery, Karrakatta. The Funeral is appointed to leave his late residence Craiglea, 13 Tate-street. Leeder ville, at 3 o'clock THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON, per road. Friends wishing to attend the funeral may proceed by the 3.30 train leaving Perth.5 

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section P, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of
    William SYKES
    who died 24 Jun 1895, age 26 years
    Mabel Agnes SYKES
    who died at Kerang 7 Jul 1905, age 18 years
    George Frederick SYKES
    who died at Perth, W.A. 3 March 1909, age 44 years
    Elizabeth Sebina CRAIG
    loved wife of William CRAIG
    who died 1 Dec 1909 age 46 years
    Millicent Frances SYKES
    who died 25 Oct 1925, age 39 years.3

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Mar 1909: Mrs. George Sykes desires to convey her heartfelt THANKS to her many friends for letters and telegrams of sympathy; also floral tributes during her sad bereavement, and especially to Thank Mrs. Daws for her devoted and untiring attention during her late husband's illness. Ada Caroline Carne6
  • 12 Mar 1909: OBITUARY: - There passed away at Perth W.A, on the 3rd inst., Mr. George Frederick Sykes, the eldest son of Mr Jesse Sykes, formerly of Haines Street, North Melbourne, but now resident at Upper Beaconsfield. The deceased was well known as a prominent player in the North Melbourne Football Club, and was popularly designated "Snowy."
    Mr. Sykes, who followed the occupation of a building contractor in the West, like his father here, was 43 years of age at the time of his death.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 3 Feb 1894, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/192193706
  3. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "GSV Memorial Inscriptions."
  4. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), 4 Mar 1909, p1.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), Sat 6 Mar 1909, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/26222449
  7. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Advertiser (Vic.), Fri 12 Mar 1909, p3.
Last Edited9 Jan 2021

William Francis Sykes

M, #2614, b. 1868, d. 25 Jun 1895
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Birth*1868 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B4153.1 
Death*25 Jun 1895 Prince Alfred Hospital, VIC, Australia, #D6911 (age 27.)2 
Death-Notice*26 Jun 1895SYKES.—On the 25th inst., at the Alfred Hospital, of Bright's disease, William Frank, second eldest beloved son of Jesse and Isabella Sykes, of Beaconsfield, late of Haines-street, North Melbourne, and brother of Mrs. W. Craig, state school, Doncaster East, aged 26 years.3 

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section P, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of
    William SYKES
    who died 24 Jun 1895, age 26 years
    Mabel Agnes SYKES
    who died at Kerang 7 Jul 1905, age 18 years
    George Frederick SYKES
    who died at Perth, W.A. 3 March 1909, age 44 years
    Elizabeth Sebina CRAIG
    loved wife of William CRAIG
    who died 1 Dec 1909 age 46 years
    Millicent Frances SYKES
    who died 25 Oct 1925, age 39 years.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#D6911 (age 27)."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 Jun 1895, p1.
  4. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "GSV Memorial Inscriptions."
Last Edited9 Jan 2021

Jesse Thomas Sykes

M, #2615, b. 1871, d. 1955
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Birth*1871 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B4081.1 
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Emma Ellis. VIC, Australia, #M6944/1899 - as Emma MILLER.2
 
Widower12 Apr 1909Jesse Thomas Sykes became a widower upon the death of his wife Emma Ellis.3 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1920 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 4 part). Transfer from Jessey Sykes to Jesse Thomas Sykes. 5a 36p - transfer 926931.4 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1949 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 4 part). Transfer from Jesse Thomas Sykes to Harold Mackenzie Miller. 5a 36p.5 
Death*1955 Albury, NSW, Australia, #D15117.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190350 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: plasterer. With Emma Sykes.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Nov 1903: Painful Accident to a Child,—While running round his father's house in Finch-street, Beechworth, on Tuesday afternoon, a little son of Mr Jesse Sykes fell on a broken bottle and inflicted two very nasty cuts on his nose and temple which bled profusely. A young man who was delivering goods at the time drove the child to Dr. Skinner's surgery, where his injuries were promptly attended to.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3323-453 - Jessey Thomas Sykes of Douglas Street Culcairn NSW - C/T 4353-441.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4353-441 - Harold Mackenzie Miller of 84 Gafferey Avenue Mildura Farmer.
  6. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic.), Sat 28 Nov 1903, p10
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201462250
Last Edited29 Jan 2021

Thomas Craig Sykes

M, #2616, b. 16 Nov 1872, d. 11 Sep 1955
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Birth*16 Nov 1872 Melbourne North, VIC, Australia, #B4001/1873.1 
Birth-Notice*21 Nov 1872SYKES.—On the 16th November, at corner of Haines and Molesworth streets, Hotham the wife of J. Sykes of a son.2 
Marriage*1900 Spouse: Sarah Hill. VIC, Australia, #M2415/1900.3
 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1920 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 5). Transfer from Jessey Sykes to Thomas Craig Sykes. 5a 3r 2p - transfer 926929.4 
Land-UBeac*10 Oct 1949 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 5). Transfer from Thomas Craig Sykes to Harold Mackenzie Miller. 5a 3r 2p.5 
Death*11 Sep 1955 Albury Base Hospital, Albury, NSW, Australia, #D22542.6 
Death-Notice*14 Sep 1955SYKES.—On September 11, at Albury Base Hospital, Thomas Craig, beloved husband of Sarah, and father of Craig, Hilda (Mrs. J. Sykes), Ethel (Mrs. C. Woodford), Keith, and Donald, late of North Melbourne and Killara, aged 83 years.—Patient sufferer at rest. (Privately cremated, September 13).7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 May 1904: THE INSOLVENCY ACTS-A First DIVIDEND is intended to be DECLARED in the matter of THOMAS SYKES, of North Melbourne and Abbotsford, produce merchant, whose estate was assigned on the fifth day of May, 1904. Creditors who have not proved their debts by the twenty first day of May, 1904, will be excluded.
    Dated this 6th day of May, 1904.
    EDWARD W. SMAIL, Trustee, Broken Hill Chambers, 31 Queen-street. Melbourne.8
  • 17 Sep 1955: SYKES.—On September 11, at Albury, Thomas Craig, late of 28 Shiel street, North Melbourne, beloved husband of Sarah, and father of Craig, Hilda, Ethel, Keith, and Donald, aged 83 years. (Privately cremated September 13.)9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 21 Nov 1872, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/199377658
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3323-453 - Thomas Craig Sykes of 28 Shields Street North Melbourne Plasterer - C/T 4353-439.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4353-439 - Harold Mackenzie Miller of 84 Gafferey Avenue Mildura Farmer.
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Sep 1955, p13.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 7 May 1904, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10318106
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Sep 1955, p13.
Last Edited29 Jan 2021

Ada Isabella Sykes

F, #2617, b. 1 Apr 1875, d. 22 Aug 1932
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Married NameCleaver. 
Birth*1 Apr 1875 Hotham, VIC, Australia, #B10697.1 
Birth-Notice*2 Apr 1875SYKES.—On the 1st April, at her residence, corner of Haines and Molosworth streets, Hotlium, Mrs. Jessie Sykes of a daughter.2 
Marriage*16 Jun 1904 Spouse: John Kean Cleaver. Scots' Church, Coolgardie, WA, Australia.3
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Jul 1904CLEAVER— SYKES.— On the 16th June, at Scots' Church, Coolgardie, by the Rev. Alex. Crow, John Kean, eldest son of the late Charles Cleaver, of St. Arnaud, Victoria, to (Ada) Isabella, second daughter of Jessey Sykes, of Bcaconsfield, late of North Melbourne, Victoria.3 
Death*22 Aug 1932 Coburg, VIC, Australia, #D732 (Age 58) - as CLEAVER.4 
Death-Notice*23 Aug 1932CLEAVER.—On the 22nd August at 2 Walker street Coburg, Ada Isabella, beloved wife of John Kean Cleaver, loving mother of Doreen (Mrs Seed), Lily (Mrs Heeps), Harry and Jesse, and Ken, the second eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs J Sykes, late of Beaconsfield and North Melbourne, aged 58 years—Ever remembered (Private funeral.)5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 2 Apr 1875, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202135531
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 9 Jul 1904, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201665722
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 23 Aug 1932, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4469665
Last Edited9 Jan 2021

Ernest Robert Sykes

M, #2618, b. 14 Aug 1877, d. 1964
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Birth*14 Aug 1877 Hotham, VIC, Australia, #B16438.1 
Birth-Notice*18 Aug 1877SYKES.—On the 14th August, at her residence, Chapman-street, Hotham, Mrs. Jessey Sykes of a son.2 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1920 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 4 part). Transfer from Jessey Sykes to Ernest Robert Sykes. 5a 36p - transfer 926932.3 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1949 PAK- l/p 5112 (Lot 4 part). Transfer from Ernest Robert Sykes to Harold Mackenzie Miller. 5a 36p.4 
Death*1964 Albury, NSW, Australia, #D24624.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 18 Aug 1877, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206923042
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3323-453 - Robert Ernest Sykes of Douglas Street Culcairn NSW - C/T 4353-442.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4353-442 - Harold Mackenzie Miller of 84 Gafferey Avenue Mildura Farmer.
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
Last Edited9 Jan 2021

Eva Margaret Sykes

F, #2619, b. 5 Nov 1879
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Married NameDocwra.1 
Married NameDonaldson.1 
Birth*5 Nov 1879 Hotham, VIC, Australia, #B23940.2 
Birth-Notice*15 Nov 1879SYKES.—On the 5th November, at her residence, Haines-street, Hotham, the wife of J. Sykes of a daughter.3 
Marriage*5 Mar 1902 Spouse: David Donaldson. St Andrews' Church, Perth, WA, Australia, #M1289/1902.1
 
Marriage-Notice*8 May 1902DONALDSON—SYKES.—On the 5th March, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Perth, Western Australia, by the Rev. John Gray, David Donaldson, of Coolgardie, to (Eva) Margaret, third daughter of Jessey Sykes, of Beaconsfield, late of North Melbourne Victoria.4 
Marriage*1907 Spouse: Charles Docwra. Mt Margaret, WA, Australia, #D23/1907.1
 
Note*1915 Living in 1915 when father died, not mentioned in the will of her sister Millicent who died in 1925. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1910Hancocks, Sandstone, Coolgardie, WA, AustraliaOccupation: married - with Charles DOCWRA, butcher, and William DOCWRA, miner.5
1914Holyoake, WA, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Docwra.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Feb 1904: DONALDSON.—On the 18th February, at Coolgardie, David, youngest son of late David and Annie Donaldson, of Hawthorn, formerly of Morwell.7

Citations

  1. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 Nov 1879, p28
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198007668
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 8 May 1902, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/199389136
  5. [S110] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1910.
  6. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 Feb 1904, p1.
Last Edited9 Jan 2021

Millicent Frances Sykes

F, #2620, b. 8 Feb 1885, d. 25 Oct 1925
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Probate (Will)* 204/356. Millicent F SYKES Date of grant: 18 Nov 1925; Date of death: 25 Oct 1925; Occupation: Spinster; Residence: Coburg.1 
Birth*8 Feb 1885 Hotham, VIC, Australia, #B10801.2 
Birth-Notice*16 Feb 1885SYKES.—On the 8th February, at 10 Haines-street, Hotham, the wife of Jessey Sykes of a daughter.3 
Education*Oct 1889 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 4y 4m.4 
Will*17 Jul 1925 I give devise and bequeath
My piano to my brother Robert Ernest Sykes Culcairn NSW
My gold watch and chain to my brother Jesse Thomas Sykes Culcairn NSW
My pearl horseshoe broach to Hugh Thomas Craig 99 Queen Street Melbourne
One of my big marble statues to Alma Isabella Russell (nee Craig) Tongala VIC
The other of my marble statues (Lady and Dove) to Jesse Thomas Sykes of Culcairn NSW
Block of land Lot 11 Section 1 Seaford Estate Seaford to Hugh Thomas Craig 99 Queen Street Melbourne
The sum of ten pounds Stg to my niece Doreen Sabina Craig of Walpole St Kew VIC
My linen, silver, cutlery and all other chattels to be divided between Ada Isabella Cleaver, Thomas Craig Sykes, Albert Stanley Sykes, Jesse Thomas Sykes, by my executor in his sole discretion as he thinks fit
The residue of my estate to be realised and divided equally - after payment of my just debts, between Ada Isabella Cleaver Walker St Coburg, Thomas Craig Sykes Shiel St North Melbourne, Albert Stanley Sykes Spring Vale, Jesse Thomas Sykes Culcairn NSW, Robert Ernest Sykes Culcairn NSW.
Signed by the testatrix. Millicent Sykes
17 July 1925.1 
Death*25 Oct 1925 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D13842 (Age 39) -- as SYKES.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Jessey Sykes and Isabella Sykes.6,7,8,9,10
1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.11

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section P, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of
    William SYKES
    who died 24 Jun 1895, age 26 years
    Mabel Agnes SYKES
    who died at Kerang 7 Jul 1905, age 18 years
    George Frederick SYKES
    who died at Perth, W.A. 3 March 1909, age 44 years
    Elizabeth Sebina CRAIG
    loved wife of William CRAIG
    who died 1 Dec 1909 age 46 years
    Millicent Frances SYKES
    who died 25 Oct 1925, age 39 years.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 721, item 204/356
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 1582, item 204/356.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 16 Feb 1885, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196961838
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian Jessey Sykes, plasterer - no previous schooling.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  9. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  10. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  11. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  12. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "GSV Memorial Inscriptions."
Last Edited9 Jan 2021

Mabel Agnes Sykes

F, #2621, b. 9 Mar 1887, d. 7 Jul 1905
Father*Jessey Sykes b. 16 Jul 1836, d. 10 May 1915
Mother*Isabella Craig b. 1844, d. 28 Feb 1915
Birth*9 Mar 1887 Hotham, VIC, Australia, #B12010.1 
Birth-Notice*12 Mar 1887SYKES.—On the 9th March, at 10 Haines-street, North Melbourne, the wife of Jessey Sykes of a daughter.2 
Education*1890 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 3y 3m.3 
Death*7 Jul 1905 Kerang, VIC, Australia, #D9425 (age 18.)4 

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section P, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of
    William SYKES
    who died 24 Jun 1895, age 26 years
    Mabel Agnes SYKES
    who died at Kerang 7 Jul 1905, age 18 years
    George Frederick SYKES
    who died at Perth, W.A. 3 March 1909, age 44 years
    Elizabeth Sebina CRAIG
    loved wife of William CRAIG
    who died 1 Dec 1909 age 46 years
    Millicent Frances SYKES
    who died 25 Oct 1925, age 39 years.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 12 Mar 1887, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197456201
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father/guardian Jessey Sykes, plasterer, no previous schooling.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "GSV Memorial Inscriptions."
Last Edited9 Jan 2021

Peter Pither

M, #2622, b. Dec 1840, d. 10 Apr 1912
Birth*Dec 1840 Burgfield, Berkshire, England, Dec Q [Bradfield] 6 141 [par PITHER & LEWINGTON].1 
Marriage*Mar 1873 Spouse: Eliza Ann Ferriday. Atcham, Shropshire, England, Mar Q [Atcham] 6a 1161.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1881 Sailing with Eliza Ann Ferriday, William Edward Pither, Alan Pither, Eleanor Pither to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Cuzco
Age 40.3 
Land-UBeac*2 May 1882Peter Pither selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-7. 178a 1r 25p.4 
Land-Note*2 May 1882 GEM-E-7: Peter Pither applied for a lease to occupy the land he had selected by placing conspicuous cairns of stones. His neighbours were Nelson and Collyer, and roads formed parts of the western and all of the southern boundary. A 6-year lease was granted.5 
Land-Note27 Oct 1888 GEM-E-7: Peter Pither applied for a renewal of his lease. He stated on his forms that his original licence had been issued on 1 Dec 1882. He had erected a 24 feet square wattle and daub cottage, built a reservoir and three wells, he had cleared two acres and drained 15 acres. He stated that the land was not fit for cultivation. His fences were 142 chains of post and wire and 11.5 chains of post and rail. He valued his improvements at £179 and expenses at £235. He was issued a further lease for 14 years.4 
Residence*1889 Appears to live on NW corner of GEM-C-78.6 
Land-NoteJan 1894 Peter Pither sent a letter to the Lands Department stating that he was unable to pay his rent. One of his four children had been ill and the doctor's account was as much as one year's rent. He had been unlucky with his cows. Nevertheless he sent £4/9/6. The department assessor visited him and concluded that Pither was in very bad circumstances and was earning only 15/- a week. The price of cows had dropped, and the coucil who were going to pay him £5 for a road through his land were not paying him at this stage. Pither decided that he could not carry on and transferred his lease in Oct 1895, when he owed £30.4 
Land-UBeac*Oct 1895 GEM-E-7. Transfer from Peter Pither to Mary Henrietta Shanks. Of Hallam Road.4 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1896 Sailing with Eliza Ann Ferriday, Alan Pither, Eleanor Pither, Ernest Pither, Mabel Pither to Bremen via Ports, Germany. Ship Oldenburg
Age 54.7 
Death*10 Apr 1912 Marylebone, London, England, Jun Q [Marylebone] 1a 586 (Age 72.)2,8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Abram PITHER, Ag Lab, High Common, Burghfield, Berkshire, EnglandAge 6 months9
30 Mar 1851Abraham PITHER, Postman, Common, Burghfield, Berkshire, EnglandAge 11 - Scholar10
3 Apr 1881Charles H. Hayhurst - JP & Lieut Colonel 14 Cheshire Militia, Bostock Hall, Bostock, Cheshire, EnglandAge 40 - Butler - married11     
31 Mar 1901Jane RUSH, 28 York Street, St Marylebone, London, EnglandAge 60 - Assistant (to Lodging House Keeper)12
2 Apr 1911Jane RUSH, 28 York Street, St Marylebone, London, EnglandAge 70 - Butler (at his sister's boarding house)13

Family

Eliza Ann Ferriday b. 1846, d. 18 May 1912
Children 1.Charles Pither b. Jun 1874, d. Dec 1880
 2.Rowland Pither b. Jun 1875, d. Dec 1880
 3.William Edward Pither b. Mar 1877, d. 6 May 1882
 4.Alan Pither b. Jun 1878
 5.Eleanor Pither b. Sep 1880, d. 1 Dec 1943
 6.Ernest Pither b. 1883, d. 1900
 7.Mabel Pither b. 14 Feb 1886, d. 1979

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Sep 1892: The following tenders were accepted: 4 chains corduroy and 20 chains draining on Pither's to Hunt's road, Alex. Milne, £1514
  • 25 Jul 1894: Berwick Shire Council 21 Jul 1894. Cr. Goff reported that he had seen Mr. Pithers with reference to the exchange of the old road for a new one. Mr. Pithers would be satistied if the exchange were made and £5 paid him, the council to pay cost of transfer.—On the motion of Crs .Brisbane and Robinson the arrangement was agreed to, and it was resolved that the road be surveyed and the transfer made.15
  • 27 Nov 1895: Situations vacant. MARRIED Couple—man, gardener, useful: wife cook or general, long character. P. Pither, Upper Beaconsfield.16

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "PITHER, PETER (mother LEWINGTON) GRO Reference: 1840 D Quarter in BRADFIELD UNION Volume 06 Page 141."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B397/004.
  4. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 11580/19.20 (VPRS 626 Unit 1724 File 11580) - viewed by Charles Wilson.
  5. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 11580/19.20 (VPRS 626 Unit 1724 File 11580) - viewed by Charles Wilson
    The western boundary was shared by George Anderson and they had a common fence of 4771 links.
  6. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), school file.
  7. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Outgoing Passengers 1896/2.
  8. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, jamescardy9 (Hughes Family Tree).
  9. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 29; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Burghfield; County: Berkshire; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 4; Page: 2; Line: 21; GSU roll: 241205."
  10. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1691; Folio: 364; Page: 3; GSU roll: 193599."
  11. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG11; Piece: 3531; Folio: 81; Page: 16; GSU roll: 1341845."
  12. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 109; Folio: 17; Page: 26."
  13. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 548; ; Page 714.
  14. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 7 Sep 1892, p3.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 25 Jul 1894, p3.
  16. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 27 Nov 1895, p8.
Last Edited10 Aug 2017

Eliza Ann Ferriday

F, #2623, b. 1846, d. 18 May 1912
Married NamePither. 
Birth*1846 
Marriage*Mar 1873 Spouse: Peter Pither. Atcham, Shropshire, England, Mar Q [Atcham] 6a 1161.1
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1881 Sailing with Peter Pither, William Edward Pither, Alan Pither, Eleanor Pither to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Cuzco
Age 36.2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1896 Sailing with Peter Pither, Alan Pither, Eleanor Pither, Ernest Pither, Mabel Pither to Bremen via Ports, Germany. Ship Oldenburg
Age 50.3 
Widow10 Apr 1912Eliza Ann Ferriday became a widow upon the death of her husband Peter Pither.1,4 
Death*18 May 1912 Marylebone, London, England, Jun Q [Marylebone] 1a 595 (Age 67.)1,4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Wharton, Cheshire, EnglandHead of Household: Eliza Ann Pither. Age 35 - Butler's Wife
Member(s) of Household: William Edward Pither, Alan Pither, Eleanor Pither.5
31 Mar 1901Jane RUSH, 28 York Street, St Marylebone, London, England(Head of Household) Peter Pither;
Age 54 - Assistant (to Lodging House Keeper) (as Annie PITHER)6
2 Apr 1911Jane RUSH, 28 York Street, St Marylebone, London, EnglandAge 70 - Butler (at his sister's boarding house)7

Family

Peter Pither b. Dec 1840, d. 10 Apr 1912
Children 1.Charles Pither b. Jun 1874, d. Dec 1880
 2.Rowland Pither b. Jun 1875, d. Dec 1880
 3.William Edward Pither b. Mar 1877, d. 6 May 1882
 4.Alan Pither b. Jun 1878
 5.Eleanor Pither b. Sep 1880, d. 1 Dec 1943
 6.Ernest Pither b. 1883, d. 1900
 7.Mabel Pither b. 14 Feb 1886, d. 1979

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B397/004.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Outgoing Passengers 1896/2.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, jamescardy9 (Hughes Family Tree).
  5. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG11; Piece: 3529; Folio: 20; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341845."
  6. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 109; Folio: 17; Page: 26."
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 548; ; Page 714.
Last Edited16 May 2017

Ernest Pither

M, #2624, b. 1883, d. 1900
Father*Peter Pither b. Dec 1840, d. 10 Apr 1912
Mother*Eliza Ann Ferriday b. 1846, d. 18 May 1912
Birth*1883 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B7097.1 
Christening20 Sep 1883 Berwick Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia.2 
Education*Aug 1887 Attended State School 2560 Upper Beaconsfield - admitted age 4y 3m.3 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1896 Sailing with Peter Pither, Eliza Ann Ferriday, Alan Pither, Eleanor Pither, Mabel Pither to Bremen via Ports, Germany. Ship Oldenburg
Age 11.4 
Death*1900 Lied about his age and enlisted in the army, died after two weeks of pneumonia.5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Findmypast - Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 Transcription.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Peter Pither, farmer - no previous schooling.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Outgoing Passengers 1896/2.
  5. [S71] Email from Carolyn Turner.
Last Edited10 Aug 2017

Mabel Pither

F, #2625, b. 14 Feb 1886, d. 1979
Father*Peter Pither b. Dec 1840, d. 10 Apr 1912
Mother*Eliza Ann Ferriday b. 1846, d. 18 May 1912
Married NameJudd. 
Birth*14 Feb 1886 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B8097.1,2 
Christening26 Feb 1888 Berwick Christ Church, Berwick, VIC, Australia.3 
Education*abt 1890 Attended State School 2560 - admitted age 3y 10m.4 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1896 Sailing with Peter Pither, Eliza Ann Ferriday, Alan Pither, Eleanor Pither, Ernest Pither to Bremen via Ports, Germany. Ship Oldenburg
Age 9.5 
Marriage*17 May 1916 Spouse: Joseph William Judd. St Mary's Bryanstown Square, St Marylebone, London, England.6
 
Death*1979 Chiswick, Middlesex, England.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 1901Maria Rush - Widow - Butcher, 59 New Kings Road, Fulham, London, EnglandAge 15 - Servant - Butcher's Bookkeeper8
2 Apr 1911Jane RUSH, 28 York Street, St Marylebone, London, EnglandAge 70 - Butler (at his sister's boarding house)9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S71] Email from Carolyn Turner (granddaughter) - gives birthdate.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Findmypast - Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 Transcription.
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Peter Pither, farmer or care keeper - no previous schooling.
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Outgoing Passengers 1896/2.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Bryanston Square, Register of marriages, P89/MRY2, Item 088.
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, jamescardy9 (Hughes Family Tree).
  8. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 69; Folio: 31; Page: 2."
  9. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 548; ; Page 714.
Last Edited9 Aug 2017

William Edward Pither

M, #2626, b. Mar 1877, d. 6 May 1882
Father*Peter Pither b. Dec 1840, d. 10 Apr 1912
Mother*Eliza Ann Ferriday b. 1846, d. 18 May 1912
Birth*Mar 1877 Runcorn, Cheshire, England, Mar Q [Runcorn] 8a 229.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1881 Sailing with Peter Pither, Eliza Ann Ferriday, Alan Pither, Eleanor Pither to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Cuzco
Age 4.3 
Death*6 May 1882 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #D4638 (age 5) - as PITCHER.1 
Inquest8 May 1882Inquest held 1882/541. Male, Pither, William Edward, Died from scalding, Carlton.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Wharton, Cheshire, England(Head of Household) Eliza Ann Pither;
Age 4
Member(s) of Household: Alan Pither Eleanor Pither5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1882: SCALDED TO DEATH. Dr Youl held an inquest at Carlton on Monday on the body of a child named William Edward Pither, aged five years, the son of Peter Pither, a farmer. The evidence went to show that the mother was in the act of bathing her children on Saturday night, and sat the deceased on a chair beside the fire. When in the act of carrying out the bath she heard a scream, and upon turning round saw the deceased had fallen, and pulled the kettle of boiling water over him. She took him to the hospital, where the wounds were dressed. He progressed favourably until noon next day, when a change took place, and death ensued in a few hours. Dr Snowball gave evidence that death resulted from the scald, and a verdict to that effect was returned.6
  • 20 May 1882: William Edward Pither, five years old, child of Peter Pither, a farmer, was killed a fortnight ago by accidentally pulling over a kettle of boiling water.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B397/004.
  4. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 437, item 1882/541
    Male, Pither, William Edward, Died from scalding , Carlton, 1882/541, 08 May 1882,.
  5. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG11; Piece: 3529; Folio: 20; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341845."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 May 1882, p9.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 20 May 1882, p154.
Last Edited10 Aug 2017

Alan Pither

M, #2627, b. Jun 1878
Father*Peter Pither b. Dec 1840, d. 10 Apr 1912
Mother*Eliza Ann Ferriday b. 1846, d. 18 May 1912
Birth*Jun 1878 Northwich, Cheshire, England, Jun Q [Northwich] 8a 297.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1881 Sailing with Peter Pither, Eliza Ann Ferriday, William Edward Pither, Eleanor Pither to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Cuzco
Age 3.2 
Education*abt 1884 Upper Beaconsfield. Attended State School 2560 - admitted age 5y 7m.3 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1896 Sailing with Peter Pither, Eliza Ann Ferriday, Eleanor Pither, Ernest Pither, Mabel Pither to Bremen via Ports, Germany. Ship Oldenburg
Age 16.4 
Note*1904 Married Eliza Alexina (Daisy) Martin, moved to Canada.5 
Marriage*Jun 1904 St Giles, London, England, Jun Q [St Giles] 1b 1080 to Eliza Alexina MARTIN.1
 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Wharton, Cheshire, England(Head of Household) Eliza Ann Pither;
Age 4
Member(s) of Household: William Edward Pither Eleanor Pither6
31 Mar 1901Thomas FERRIDAY, butcher, 47 Stratford Street, Aston, Warwickshire, EnglandAge 21 - nephew - fitter ornamental ironwork7

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B397/004.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Peter Pither, farmer - no previous schooling.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Outgoing Passengers 1896/2.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, DianaStevenson67.
  6. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG11; Piece: 3529; Folio: 20; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341845."
  7. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 2858; Folio: 53; Page: 24."
Last Edited10 Aug 2017

Eleanor Pither

F, #2628, b. Sep 1880, d. 1 Dec 1943
Father*Peter Pither b. Dec 1840, d. 10 Apr 1912
Mother*Eliza Ann Ferriday b. 1846, d. 18 May 1912
Birth*Sep 1880 Northwich, Cheshire, England, Jun Q [Northwich] 8a 278.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1881 Sailing with Peter Pither, Eliza Ann Ferriday, William Edward Pither, Alan Pither to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Cuzco
Age 1.2 
Education*abt 1884 Attended State School 2560 - admitted age 3y 5m.3 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelFeb 1896 Sailing with Peter Pither, Eliza Ann Ferriday, Alan Pither, Ernest Pither, Mabel Pither to Bremen via Ports, Germany. Ship Oldenburg
Age 15.4 
Death*1 Dec 1943 Marylebone, London, England, Dec Q [Marylebone] (Age 62) 1a 614 - as BANKS.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Wharton, Cheshire, England(Head of Household) Eliza Ann Pither;
Age 8mo
Member(s) of Household: William Edward Pither Alan Pither6
31 Mar 1901Arthur G MARTIN, Retired Officer, Hall, Rempstone, Nottinghamshire, EnglandAge 21 - Servant (Cook Domestic)
as Ellen PITHER born Grappenell, Cheshire, England7
2 Apr 1911James PUCKETT, 14 Stanley Street, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, EnglandAge 29 - cook housekeeper8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Nov 1895: Upper Beaconsfield, 7th September, 1895.
    My Dear Cinderella,—We had a snow storm here a few weeks ago it made everything look so pretty but it was dreadfully cold, snow storms are very rare hear, so they cause a good deal of excitement. The cold weather makes us appreciate the nice dry wood that lies in plenty all around. My hycienths forgetmenots and violets are beautiful the fruit trees, also are blooming and look very nice. I read Children of Belial and liked it very much I am very glad that you have started another story, I look forward eagerly each week for The Leader, as Reading Cooking and gardening are my favorite pastimes. Thank ing you for giving us so much pleasure.—I remain your affectionate friend,
    NELLIE PITHER9

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B397/004.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: father Peter Pither, farmer - no previous schooling.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Outgoing Passengers 1896/2.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, jamescardy9 (Hughes Family Tree) - married Alexander BANKS 1883-1922.
  6. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG11; Piece: 3529; Folio: 20; Page: 14; GSU roll: 1341845."
  7. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 2979; Folio: 58; Page: 19."
  8. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG14; Piece: 12343; Schedule Number: 114."
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 16 Nov 1895, p30.
Last Edited10 Aug 2017

Samuel Charles Lewis

M, #2629, b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 25 Jul 1930
Birth*15 Sep 1850 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. 
Marriage*22 Dec 1871 Spouse: Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard. Victoria Street, VIC, Australia, #M4456.1
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Jan 1872LEWIS-SHERRARD - On the 22nd ult., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. J. Martin, B.A., Samuel Charles, second son of Mr. George Lewis, of Richmond, to Hannah Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. John Silk Sherrard, of Victoria-street. London and Bristol papers please copy.2 
Land-UBeac15 Nov 1883Samuel Charles Lewis selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-13. 39a 3r 37p - Land File 13023/19.20
Crown Grant to S. C. LEWIS on 26 Apr 1899.3,4 
Land-UBeac*15 Mar 1886He selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-18A. 19a 3r 23p - 1009/42.44
Crown Grant to S. C. LEWIS on 26 Apr 1899.5,6 
Land-Note1 Jan 1895 GEM-E-18A: 19a 3r 23p - Crown Lease (Section 44) for the term of fourteen years.)7 
Land-Note12 Apr 1899 GEM-E-13: Mortgagee: Frederick Kelson. Mortgage No 190396. Discharged 3 May 1912. Mortgagor was Samuel Charles Lewis.8 
Land-Note*12 Apr 1899 GEM-E-18A: Mortgagee: Frederick Kelson. Discharged 3 May 1912. Mortgagor was Samuel Charles Lewis.9 
Land-Note26 Apr 1899 GEM-E-18A: Crown Grant issued.6 
Land-UBeac*24 Sep 1917 GEM-E-13 (part). Transfer from Samuel Charles Lewis to John George Lewis. 20a 0r 3p.10 
Land-UBeac29 Sep 1925 GEM-E-13 (part). Transfer from Samuel Charles Lewis to John George Lewis. 19a 3r 34p.11 
Widower17 Dec 1929Samuel Charles Lewis became a widower upon the death of his wife Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard.12 
Death*25 Jul 1930 Lillieville private hospital, Northcote, VIC, Australia, #D11128 (age 79) [par George LEWIS & Eliza EDWARDS].12 
Death-Notice*28 Jul 1930LEWIS.—On the 25th July at Lillieville private hospital, Croxton, Samuel Charles, beloved husband of the late Hannah Elizabeth (Annie), and father of Charlie, George, Will, Fred, Bert and Elsie (Mrs A J W Blackwell), in his 80th year, formerly of Victoria Field Artillery Brigade .. A. and I. staff Commonwealth Military Forces.
So long thy power hath blessed me, sure it still will lead me on.
LEWIS.—On the 25th July (passed peacefully away), at Croxton, Samuel Charles, beloved second son of the late George and Eliza Lewis, late of Richmond, brother of J G (Horsham), J F (East Malvern), H E (Ormond), Mrs A Cox (Spotswood), in his 80th year. —At rest.
LEWIS.—On the 25th July at Northcote, Samuel Charles, dearly loved father of Herbert and Gertrude Lewis and grandfather of Bert, Kerferd street East Malvern.
LEWIS.—The Friends of the late Mr. SAMUEL LEWIS are invited to follow his remians to the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.
The funeral is appointed to leave his daughter's residence, 45 Normanby avenue, Northcote, THIS DAY (Monday, 28th July, 1930) at 2 p.m.13 
Land-Note11 Sep 1930 GEM-E-18A: Samuel Charles Lewis died on 26 Jul 1930. Probate of his will has been granted to Frederick Francis Lewis of 7 Grace Street Malvern Executive Clerk.14 
Land-UBeac*16 Feb 1950 GEM-E-18A. Transfer from Samuel Charles Lewis to Arthur Mitchell Leslie Thomas Fox. 19a 3r 23p.15 

Grave

  • BAPT A 0725A, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In hallowed memory of our parents. Mother Hannah Elizabeth LEWIS d 17 Dec 1929 aged 78 years. Father Samuel Charles Lewis d 26 Jul 1930, aged 79 years. text16,17

Family

Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard b. 1851, d. 17 Dec 1929
Children 1.Samuel Charles Lewis b. 1872, d. 29 Oct 1940
 2.John George Lewis b. 1874, d. 30 Jun 1958
 3.William Sherrard Lewis b. 1878, d. 1955
 4.Frederick Francis Lewis b. 1880, d. 1973
 5.Herbert Barrow Lewis b. 1882, d. 1972
 6.Elsie Marian Lewis+ b. 1889, d. 9 Sep 1981

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Jan 1872, p4.
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). V626/P0/1761 File 13023.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-963 - Samuel Charles Lewis of North Beaconsfield Organ Builder.
  5. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/1305     
    1009/42.44. SAMUEL CHARLES LEWIS. GEMBROOK E - 18A. 19--3--23. 1884 - 1899.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-964 - Samuel Charles Lewis of North Beaconsfield Organ Builder.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 697-208 - Samuel Charles Lewis of North Beaconsfield Organ Builder.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-963 - Frederick Kelson. Mortgage No 190396. Discharged 3 May 1912.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-964 - Mortgage No 190396. Discharged 3 May 1912.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-963 - John George Lewis - C/T 4071-033.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-963 - John George Lewis of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 5040-912.
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Jul 1930, p1.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-964 - Samuel Charles Lewis died on 26 Jul 1930. Probate of his will has been granted to Frederick Francis Lewis of 7 Grace Street Malvern Executive Clerk.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2735-964 - Arthur Mitchell of 5 Chesser Cottages Edinburgh Scotland Mariner and Leslie Thomas Fox of 379 Toorak Road South Yarra Director - proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - C/T 7367-292.
  16. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    BAPT A 0725A.
  17. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited13 Oct 2020

Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard

F, #2630, b. 1851, d. 17 Dec 1929
Married NameLewis. 
Birth*1851 London, England. 
Marriage*22 Dec 1871 Spouse: Samuel Charles Lewis. Victoria Street, VIC, Australia, #M4456.1
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Jan 1872LEWIS-SHERRARD - On the 22nd ult., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. J. Martin, B.A., Samuel Charles, second son of Mr. George Lewis, of Richmond, to Hannah Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. John Silk Sherrard, of Victoria-street. London and Bristol papers please copy.2 
Death*17 Dec 1929 Northcote, VIC, Australia, #D15816 (age 78) [par John Silk SHERRARD & Hannah Elizabeth BARROW].3 
Death-Notice*21 Dec 1929LEWIS-On the 17th December, 1929 at private hospital, Hannah Elizabeth, the dearly loved wife of Samuel Charles Lewis, of 61 Collins street, Northcote, and beloved mother of Charlie, George, Will, Fred, Bert, and Elsie (Mrs A J Blackwell), aged 78 years (Interred Boroondara Cemetery, 19th December.)4 

Grave

  • BAPT A 0725A, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In hallowed memory of our parents. Mother Hannah Elizabeth LEWIS d 17 Dec 1929 aged 78 years. Father Samuel Charles Lewis d 26 Jul 1930, aged 79 years. text5,6

Family

Samuel Charles Lewis b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 25 Jul 1930
Children 1.Samuel Charles Lewis b. 1872, d. 29 Oct 1940
 2.John George Lewis b. 1874, d. 30 Jun 1958
 3.William Sherrard Lewis b. 1878, d. 1955
 4.Frederick Francis Lewis b. 1880, d. 1973
 5.Herbert Barrow Lewis b. 1882, d. 1972
 6.Elsie Marian Lewis+ b. 1889, d. 9 Sep 1981

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Jan 1872, p4.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Dec 1929, p13.
  5. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    BAPT A 0725A.
  6. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited13 Oct 2016

Samuel Charles Lewis

M, #2631, b. 1872, d. 29 Oct 1940
Father*Samuel Charles Lewis b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 25 Jul 1930
Mother*Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard b. 1851, d. 17 Dec 1929

World War I

Samuel Charles Lewis was a school teacher at Colac when he enlisted on 20 Mar 1915. He was a 2nd Lieutenant with the 13th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters and Machine Gun Section. His unit embarked from Melbourne on 28 May 1915 on board A34 Persic. He returned to Australia on 27 April 1919 as a captain of the 2nd Artillery division. He was mentioned in despatches, but not awarded a medal.1
Birth*1872 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B8216.2 
Marriage*1893 Spouse: Edith Annie Smethurst. VIC, Australia, #M2153.3
 
Widower1928Samuel Charles Lewis became a widower upon the death of his wife Edith Annie Smethurst.4 
Death*29 Oct 1940 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D11085 (age 68.)4 
Death-Notice*30 Oct 1940LEWIS.-On October 29 (suddenly), at private hospital, Samuel Charles, of 13 Oswald street, Gardenvale, dearly loved husband of the late Edith Annie, and father of Alma and Rene; late A.I.F.
LEWIS.-On October 29, Samuel Charles (Major), late A.I.F., of 13 Oswald street, Gardenvale, beloved eldest son of late Samuel and Annie, and brother of George, Will, Fred, Bert, and Elsie (Mrs. Blackwell).5 

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 30 Oct 1940, p4.
Last Edited12 Dec 2017

William Sherrard Lewis

M, #2632, b. 1878, d. 1955
Father*Samuel Charles Lewis b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 25 Jul 1930
Mother*Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard b. 1851, d. 17 Dec 1929
Birth*1878 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B18516.1 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Ada Mary Smith. VIC, Australia, #M3776.2
 
Death*1955 Thornbury, VIC, Australia, #D1250 (Age 76.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited12 Dec 2017

Frederick Francis Lewis

M, #2633, b. 1880, d. 1973
Father*Samuel Charles Lewis b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 25 Jul 1930
Mother*Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard b. 1851, d. 17 Dec 1929
Birth*1880 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B18257.1 
Marriage*1908 Spouse: Georgina Dunbar. VIC, Australia, #M4333.2
 
Widower1938Frederick Francis Lewis became a widower upon the death of his wife Georgina Dunbar.3 
Death*1973 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D1915 (Age 92.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited12 Dec 2017

Herbert Barrow Lewis

M, #2634, b. 1882, d. 1972
Father*Samuel Charles Lewis b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 25 Jul 1930
Mother*Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard b. 1851, d. 17 Dec 1929
Birth*1882 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B18504.1 
Marriage*1911 Spouse: Gertrude Clark. VIC, Australia, #M1730.2
 
Widower1970Herbert Barrow Lewis became a widower upon the death of his wife Gertrude Clark.3 
Death*1972 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D20393 (age 90.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited12 Dec 2017

Elsie Marian Lewis

F, #2635, b. 1889, d. 9 Sep 1981
Father*Samuel Charles Lewis b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 25 Jul 1930
Mother*Hannah Elizabeth Sherrard b. 1851, d. 17 Dec 1929
Probate (Will)* Elsie Marian Blackwell. Widow. Sandringham. 09 Sep 1981. 898/427.1       
Married NameBlackwell.2 
Birth*1889 Beaconsfield North, VIC, Australia, #B687.3 
Marriage*1914 Spouse: Archibald John William Blackwell. VIC, Australia, #M5346.2
 
Widow1963Elsie Marian Lewis became a widow upon the death of her husband Archibald John William Blackwell.4 
Death*9 Sep 1981 Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D20689 (Age 92.)4 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P11, unit 334; VPRS 7591/P7, unit 65.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited12 Dec 2017

Joseph Arnold 'Joe' Peart

M, #2638, b. 13 Oct 1909, d. 20 Oct 1992
Joe PEART
(1909-1992)
Birth*13 Oct 1909 Dunnolly, VIC, Australia, #B23562X1925 [par Herbert PEART & Gertrude Grace SOUTER] [reg: Manangatang].1 
Note*c 1930s Herbert Charles Wain. Joe PEART worked for Bert WAIN and later for Tom BLACK.2 
Marriage*1939 Spouse: Ethel Janet Black. VIC, Australia, #M652.3
 
Village Bell*Feb 1983 Feb 1983: THE SCRAP BOOK OF THE DEWHURST PROGRESS ASSOCIATION     
This book comprises cuttings from the "Pakenham Gazette" and the "Dandenong Journal". Cuttings in 1957 show that as the original Dewhurst Public Hall was becoming inadequate the Hall Committee applied to the then Berwick Shire for funds. Committee members were George and Jessie Beattie, John and Lorna Hill, Ernest and Hazel Holt, Mirrion Matthews, Eric and Edith Moore, Joseph and Ethel Peart, Rubina Pratt, Stanley and Ursula Stephens, William and Maude Wade, Raymond and Myra Wilson. Ethel Janet Peart4 
Death*20 Oct 1992 
Village Bell*Dec 1992 Dec 1992: VALE JOSEPH ARNOLD PEART (13.10.1909 - 20.10.1992)
“Joe” was born in Dunolly in 1909, being the eldest child in a family of 12. Soon after the family moved to Robinvale, where he spent his childhood. He commenced his working life when a teenager in a local store. During the depression he had to go to N.S.W. to obtain work. Returning to Victoria, he accepted a job with Bert Wain in Upper Beaconsfield. A short time later he was offered and accepted a position with Tom Black, and in 1938 married Tom’s daughter Ethel Janet (Black).
In 1941 he joined the Air Force as ground crew and served in Borneo and Morotai.
In 1946 he returned to Upper Beaconsfield and Tom Black built the young couple a house. He again helped Tom for a time but there was not enough work for two, so Joe started a job with H.J. Heinz. When the Cardinia Dam was started in 1969, Joe decided to work there, and stayed until the job was finished. He was then 64, but continued to do casual work until he was 82. Joe was athletic and played football, cricket, golf and tennis well. He loved the Dewhurst area and was Treasurer of the New Hall Committee and Secretary of the Hall.
A happy and cheerful man, he and Ethel had a daughter and five grandchildren. All have done well, and he was justifiably proud of them. There are also three great grandchildren.2  

Grave

  • Plot 7-071, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia5

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell 089-1992, p15.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell 028-1983, p6.
  5. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    7-071     Peart     Joseph Arnold     M     84     23/10/1992     2288.
Last Edited4 Jan 2020

Edward Galsworthy

M, #2640, b. 26 Oct 1858, d. 10 May 1943
Birth*26 Oct 1858 Lambeth, London, England, Dec Q [Lambeth] 1d 256.1 
Christening17 Nov 1858 St John the Evangelist, Lambeth, London, England.2 
Marriage*12 Mar 1885 Spouse: Florence Beatrice Baker. St James's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M184.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*21 Mar 1885GALSWORTHY-BAKER - On the 12th inst, at St James's Cathedral, by the Rev C J Byng, Edward, youngest son of the late Silas Galsworthy, of The Maples, Hampton Wick, England, to Florence, eldest daughter of the late Henry Baker, England.5 
Land-UBeac*1 Jun 1894 GEM-D-14 (part). Transfer from Elizabeth Milne Love to Edward Galsworthy. 12a 1r 16 8/10p (eastern part of block.)6 
Land-Note*1 Jun 1894 GEM-D-14 (part): Mortgagee: Elizabeth Milne Love. Discharged 4 Dec 1903. Mortgagor was Edward Galsworthy.7 
Land-UBeac*4 Dec 1903 GEM-D-14 (part). Transfer from Edward Galsworthy to Josiah Andrew Geer. 12a 1r 16 8/10p.8 
Death*10 May 1943 Moreland Road, Moreland, VIC, Australia, #D4343 (age 84) [par Silas GALSWORTHY & Mary BAKER].9 
Death-Notice*15 May 1943GALSWORTHY.-On May 10, at Moreland road, Moreland, Edward, husband of Florence Beatrice, and father of Norman Harold, in his 85th year. (Privately cremated.)10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: artist. With Florence Beatrice Baker.11
191920 Pasley Street, South Yarra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: broker. With Florence Beatrice Galsworthy. With Norman Harold Galsworthy Elsie Mildred Galsworthy.12
191946 Murray Street, Prahran, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: traveller. With Florence Beatrice Galsworthy. With Norman Harold Galsworthy.12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Jan 1860: On the 14th inst., at St. Peter's Church, Collingwood, by the Rev. H. P. Handfield, Robert Watson, Esq., C.E., Government Engineer in charge of the Geelong and Ballarat Railway, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Silas Galsworthy, Esq., George-street, Portman-square, London.13
  • 23 Nov 1876: On the 21st inst at Cliftonville, Brighton, *Elizabeth*, beloved wife of Robert *Watson*, M. Inst CE, Railway Department Melbourne and Woodville, South Yarra, daughter of the late Silas Galsworthy, of George Street, Portman Square, London.14
  • 28 Oct 1903: Mr. Galsworthy, of Upper Beaconsfield, has sold his place to Mr. Gear, of St Kilda. Fortunately Mr. and Mrs. Galsworthy will not be leaving the district for some time. Josiah Andrew Geer15
  • 19 Oct 1944: EDWARD GALSWORTHY. Late of 265 Moreland Road, Moreland. Gentleman. Deceased.-After 14 clear days Florence Beatrice Galsworthy, of 3 Rodd street. Dandenong, widow, the executrix appointed by deceased's will, dated 19th July, 1906. will APPLY to the Supreme Court for PROBATE of this WILL. J. A. WILMOTH. SON, to MUSTOW. Solicitors, of 89 Queen street, Melbourne,16

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Lambeth St John the Evangelist, Register of Baptism, p85/jna3, Item 014.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index and partial transcript of manuscript held at the State Library of Victoria.
    St James, Melbourne p./no. 40/2763 - GSV library location: 994.5 HAL."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Mar 1885, p1.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1604-772 - Elizabeth Milne Love to Edward Galsworthy of Beaconsfield Artist - C/T 2528-591.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 - Edward Galsworthy to Elizabeth Milne Love discharged 4 Dec 1903.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 - Josiah Geer of 381 High Street St Kilda Grocer from Edward Galsworthy.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 May 1943, p2.
  11. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  12. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 Jan 1860, p4.
  14. [S333] Newspaper (England) - The Times (London), 23 Nov 1876.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 28 Oct 1903, p2.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 19 Oct 1944, p13.
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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.