Hannah Theresa (Dot) Preece

F, #2701, b. 1892, d. 18 Apr 1939
Father*Joseph Webb Preece b. 24 Apr 1862, d. 9 Dec 1912
Mother*Louisa Eudey b. 1866, d. 14 Jul 1952
Married NameMcKay. 
Birth*1892 Brunswick East, VIC, Australia, #B1614.1 
Land-UBeac*3 Aug 1915 PAK-70 4/LP6686. Transfer from Louisa Preece to Hannah Theresa (Dot) Preece. 9a 3r 19 1/2p.2 
Land-UBeac*12 Sep 1919 PAK-70 4/LP6686. Transfer from Hannah Theresa (Dot) Preece to James Henry Topping, John Stanley Topping, Eric Joseph Caudwell. 9a 3r 19p.3 
Marriage*1 Sep 1920 Spouse: John Maxwell Holmes McKay. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M10937.4
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Sep 1920 McKAY—PREECE.—On the 1st September, at Melbourne, John Holmes only son of Mr and Mrs James McKay, Wordsworth street, St. Kilda, to Therese (Dot) eldest daughter of Mrs Preece, Moonyah, St .Kilda road, and the late Mr J. W. Preece.5 
Death*18 Apr 1939 At Sea. 
Death-Notice*21 Apr 1939 McKAY. — On the 18th April, at sea, Therese (Dot) beloved daughter of Mrs. L. and the late Joseph Precce, and dearly loved sister of Maude (Mrs. Howard Dyke).6 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3886-191 - see C/T 3906-192 Hannah Theresa Preece of Toorak Road, South Camberwell, Spinster.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3906-192 - Hannah Theresa Preece to James Henry Topping and John Stanley Topping both of Como Parade Mentone Painters and Eric Joseph Caudwell of Latrobe Street Mentone Builder - proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 4236-158.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 10 Sep 1920, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4584666
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 21 Apr 1939, p10
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12119920
Last Edited26 May 2018

William Arthur Buckleigh

M, #2704, b. 1899, d. 31 Oct 1974
William Arthur BUCKLEIGH
(1899-1974)
Place in Upper Beac* Buckleigh Lane. Council adopted a recommendation of John Milligan to name a road running off Telegraph Road, Buckleigh Lane, after Bill Buckleigh. The road reservation is adjacent to the property once owned by this colourful former resident. 
Probate (Will)* William A Buckleigh. Farmer. Dalyston. 31 Oct 1974. 788/933.1       
Birth*1899 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.2,3 
Marriage*1925 Spouse: Jessie Maud Goff. VIC, Australia, #M7021.4
 
Note*1931 No land ownership found before 1944. 
Land-UBeac*6 Jan 1944 PAK- LP5112 (Lot 3 part). Transfer from Beatrice Malina Roberts to William Arthur Buckleigh. 4a 3r 3p.5 
Land-UBeac6 Jan 1944 PAK-64 (part). Transfer from Beatrice Malina Roberts to William Arthur Buckleigh. 19a 1r 28p.6 
Land-UBeac*7 Apr 1945 PAK-107.108. Transfer from Abraham Murdoch Gillies to William Arthur Buckleigh. 39a 3r 7p.7 
Land-UBeac*9 Feb 1950 PAK-110. Transfer from Minnie Lavinia Kenyon to William Arthur Buckleigh. 19a 2r 37p.8 
Land-UBeac23 Jun 1950 PAK-77. Transfer from William James Pridham to William Arthur Buckleigh. 40a 2r 31p.9 
Land-UBeac*23 Jun 1950 PAK-80. Transfer from William James Pridham to William Arthur Buckleigh. 19a 3r 22p.10 
Land-UBeac*2 Oct 1952 PAK-110. Transfer from William Arthur Buckleigh to Emily Olive Violet Gray. 19a 2r 37p.11 
Land-UBeac2 Oct 1952 PAK-80. Transfer from William Arthur Buckleigh to Emily Olive Violet Gray. 19a 3r 22p.12 
Land-UBeac2 Oct 1952 PAK-107.108. Transfer from William Arthur Buckleigh to Emily Olive Violet Gray. 39a 3r 7p.13 
Land-UBeac*28 Apr 1961 PAK-65 (part). Transfer from Jessie Maud Buckleigh to William Arthur Buckleigh. 20a 1r 33p.14 
Divorce*b 1963He and Jessie Maud Goff were divorced b 1963. 
Marriage31 Jul 1963 Spouse: Joan McDonald Crawford.
 
Residence*a 1972 Moved to Dalyston near Wonthaggi.15 
Land-UBeac*14 Feb 1974 PAK-65 (part), 27 McBride Road. Transfer from William Arthur Buckleigh to Clive Dana Colles Norma Aileen Colles. 20a 1r 33p.16 
Death*31 Oct 1974 Wonthaggi, VIC, Australia, #D28003/1974 (Age 75) [par George BUCKLEIGH & Emmaline FARLEY] - born Edmonton Alberta, Canada.17 
Village Bell*May 1988 Council adopted a recommendation of Mr. John Milligan to name a road running off Telegraph Road, Buckleigh Lane, after Bill Buckleigh. The road reservation is adjacent to the property once owned by this colourful former resident.18 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1949Greenvale, Middle Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Jessie Maud Buckleigh.19,20,21,22,23,24
1954Green Valley, Telegraph Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Jessie Maud Buckleigh.25
bt 1963 - 1972Telegraph Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Joan McDonald Buckleigh.26

Family

Jessie Maud Goff b. Jun 1905, d. 10 Jun 1992
Children 1.Ivy Florence Buckleigh b. 1926, d. 28 Oct 1999
 2.Edna Alberta Buckleigh b. 1928, d. 27 Aug 2013

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1931: PAKENHAM EAST.—Eric Harley and William Arthur Buckleigh of Beaconsfield Upper, were arrested on a charge of the larceny of potatoes the property of the Longmuir brothers Dalmore.27
  • 22 Jan 1944: TRANSPORT OF RACEHORSES; GEELONG CHARGES
    GEELONG, Fri: A number of cases under National Security Regulations for alleged transport by road of racehorses for a greater distance than 25 miles was heard by Mr M. Steedman, PM, in the city court today. Mr R. Daffy prosecuted, and Mr J. M. Cullity appeared for 24 of the 29 defendants.
    Claude A. Goodfellow, Ascotvale rd, Flemington, was charged with the carriage of a horse for a greater distance than 25 miles. Inspector W. G. Fendrick said at 8am on July 24 he stopped a car and float at the 26 mile post on the Geelong rd and questioned Goodfellow, who said he was taking 2 horses from Ascotvale to Geelong.
    Mr Cullity submitted that there was no evidence that the horses had been carried a greater distance than 25 miles. The fact that they were seen at the 26-mile post did not suggest that they had travelled the 26 miles.
    Mr Steedman upheld the submissions, and dismissed the case.
    A similar charge against William Buckleigh, Beaconsfield, was also dismissed.28
  • 5 Feb 1944: For the carriage of racehorses the following were fined £10, with £1 11/6 costs: William Buckleigh, Middle rd, Beaconsfield.29
  • 13 Mar 1946: OLD WORN-OUT HORSES FOR FERTILISER WORKS W. BUCKLEIGH, Beaconsfield (Phone Upper Beaconsfield 78).30
  • 25 Feb 1948: Quamby Rd. Bridge “A Deathtrap ”
    From Mr. W. Buckleigh, Beaconsfield: “I AM WRITING to ask if you could do anything about repairing Telegraph Rd. and Quamby Rd. which are in a very bad state—in fact, they'are really dangerous in two or three places. The bridge in Quamby Rd. is a death trap; also at Kay’s Corner on Telegraph Rd. a pipe is needed, across the road. — Bridge has been fixed, and pipes will be installed when available.31
  • 28 Jul 1954: Waned to Buy
    Old Worn-Out Horses
    FOR FERTILISER WORKS
    W. BUCKLEIGH, Beaconsfield
    (Phone: Upper Beaconsfleld 78)32

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 458; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 518.
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D28003/1974 - born Edmonton Alberta, Canada."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Watkins Family Tree : born in Canada.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 4353-440 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6116-038 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1277-225 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1108-401 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Upper Beaconsfield Timber Merchant.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3939-672 - William Buckleigh of Telegraph Road Beaconsfield Farmer.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6377-350 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Telegraph Road Beaconsfield Farmer.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1108-401 - Emily Olive Gray of 6 Acacia Street Hartwell Married Woman.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6377-350 - Emily Olive Gray of 6 Acacia Street Hartwell Married Woman.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1277-225 - Emily Olive Gray of 6 Acacia Street Hartwell Married Woman.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 8057-139 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Telegraph Road Beaconsfield Farmer.
  15. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 8057-139 - Clive Dana Colles M.M.B.W. Inspector and Norma Aileen Colles Married Woman both of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  17. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  18. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell 062-1988, p3 Council Notes by Keith Ewenson.
  19. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931 "1931-1954."
  20. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  21. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  22. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  23. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  24. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  25. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  26. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "Wm Arthur Buckleigh listed at Greenvale."
  27. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 May 1931, p15.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 Jan 1944, p5.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Feb 1944, p3.
  30. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), 13 Mar 1946, p9.
  31. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 25 Feb 1948, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214580148
  32. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 28 Jul 1954, p6
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218511233
    These advertisements appear in the Dandenong Journal from 5 Jul 1944 to 28 Jul 1954.
Last Edited25 Feb 2022

Jessie Maud Goff

F, #2705, b. Jun 1905, d. 10 Jun 1992
Married NameBuckleigh. 
Birth*Jun 1905 West Ham, Essex, England, Jun Q 1905 (West Ham) 04a 168. Mother's maiden surname: Longfoot. As Jessie Maud Goff.1,2 
Marriage*1925 Spouse: William Arthur Buckleigh. VIC, Australia, #M7021.3
 
Land-UBeac*22 Aug 1954 PAK-65 (part). Transfer from Reginald Hawkins Hughes to Jessie Maud Buckleigh. 20a 1r 33p.4 
Land-UBeac*28 Apr 1961 PAK-65 (part). Transfer from Jessie Maud Buckleigh to William Arthur Buckleigh. 20a 1r 33p.5 
Divorce*b 1963Jessie Maud Goff and William Arthur Buckleigh were divorced b 1963. 
Death*10 Jun 1992 VIC, Australia, (Age 87.)6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1949Greenvale, Middle Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Arthur Buckleigh.7,8,9,10,11,12
1954Green Valley, Telegraph Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Arthur Buckleigh.13
1958Jesson Crescent, Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.14
1963Pakenham Upper, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.15
19804/4 Peace Court, Doveton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.16

Grave

  • Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia, H C Curwen-Walker Gardens Border Pos. Bed 43 Position 121.6

Family

William Arthur Buckleigh b. 1899, d. 31 Oct 1974
Children 1.Ivy Florence Buckleigh b. 1926, d. 28 Oct 1999
 2.Edna Alberta Buckleigh b. 1928, d. 27 Aug 2013

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jan 1937: Death of sister-in-law: GOFF. — On the 15th January, at Women's Hospital, Carlton, Ethel May, dearly beloved daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. George Goff, J. P., of Berry-street, Coburg, and sister-in-law of Joseph, Mabel, Jessie (Mrs. Buckleigh), George and Winifred. Loved by all.17

Citations

  1. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1911 census living at: 29 Cyprus Place, New Beckton, North Woolwich, East Ham. With her mother Jessie Eliza and 3 siblings - they migrated to Melbourne."
  2. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Jun Q 1905 (West Ham) 04a 168. Mother's maiden surname: Longfoot. As Jessie Maud Goff."
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 5911-034 - Jessie Maude Buckleigh of "Greenvale" Middle Road Beaconsfield Married Woman- C/T 8057-139.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 8057-139 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Telegraph Road Beaconsfield Farmer.
  6. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  7. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931 "1931-1954."
  8. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  9. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  10. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  11. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  12. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  13. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  14. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
  15. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  16. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  17. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 16 Jan 1937, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206190486
Last Edited24 Feb 2022

Ivy Florence Buckleigh

F, #2706, b. 1926, d. 28 Oct 1999
Father*William Arthur Buckleigh b. 1899, d. 31 Oct 1974
Mother*Jessie Maud Goff b. Jun 1905, d. 10 Jun 1992
Married NameBaker. 
Birth*1926 
Marriage*1947 Spouse: Keith Gladstone Baker. VIC, Australia, #M14051/1947.1
 
Land-Note*1961 PAK-77, VIC, Australia: 40a - owner W A BUCKLEIGH, occupier Keith & Ivy BAKER. 
Death*28 Oct 1999 VIC, Australia, (Age 73.) 
Death-Notice*29 Oct 1999 BAKER (Buckleigh). - Ivy Florence. Passed away peacefully, Oct. 28, 1999 aged 73. Loved wife of 52 years to Keith. Loving mother to Geoff, Kaye, mother-in-law to Judy. Special sister to Edna, Grace (dec.) and Margaret (dec.), sister-in-law to Harry. Adored Nan of Amanda, Paul (dec.), Julie- Anne, Casey, Katie, Lachlan and Stuart. A golden heart stopped beating, Two hands were laid to rest, God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best. We love you.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949653 Burwood Road, Auburn, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Keith Gladstone Baker.3
1954Middle Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Keith Gladstone Baker.3
19727 Lyell Parade, Diamond Creek, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Keith Gladstone Baker.3

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Jan 1947: 21st Birthday Party For Beaconsfield Girl
    IVY, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Buckleigh, of Greenvalley Pony Stud Farm, Telegraph Rd., Beaconsfield, celebrated her 21st birthday at a jolly party in the Upper Beaconsfield hall on January 18th. More than 100 friends of Ivy and the Buckleigh family were present, some coming from as far as Melbourne and Mortlake to do honor to her.
    One of the highlights of the evening occurred when Mr. Bert Luke, of Beaconsfield, took a flashlight photo, of a small family group standing behind the attractive two-tiered birthday cake made and decorated by Mrs. Buckleigh.
    Ex-Cr. Goff, of Coburg, Ivy’s grandfather, presented her with the traditional key, in the unavoidable absence of her father. Ex-Cr. W. Pridham, of Braybrook, also added his congratulations arid wished the guest of honor every happiness. Ivy charmingly responded and thanked all for their good wishes and lovely presents. Humphrey’s Orchestra provided excellent music for the dances and Mr. Stan Pateman was the very capable M.C. The catering was attended to by Williams Bakery, of Berwick, and was much enjoyed. All present voted it a wonderful evening. , William James Pridham Marie Louise Pridham4
  • 16 Jul 1947: Beaconsfield Bride Wed At Coburg
    MISS MABEL HIND, relative of the bride, sweetly rendered the beautiful solo, “The Lord’s Prayer,” during the signing of the register at the marriage of Miss Ivy Florence Winifred Buckleigh, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Buckleigh, of Telegraph Rd., Beaconsfield, at Holy Trinity Church of England, Coburg, at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday week, to Mr. Keith Gladston Baker, youngest son of Mrs. H Baker, and the late Mr. H. Baker, of South Melbourne.
    Against her lovely gown of figured magnolia satin the attractive bride carried a bouquet of white gardenias. She entered the church on her father’s arm, and was followed up the aisle by her two sisters Edna and Grace as bridesmaids. Margaret, her youngest sister, was train-bearer. All three attendants wore picture gowns of filmy white tulle mounted over blue celanese silk and held pretty bouquets of multi-colored pastel flowers.
    Rev. B. Crossley was officiating clergyman, and the groom was supported by his brother Harry, as best man, Mr. Gordon Reynolds being groomsman.
    Among the 60 guests later entertained at a reception in the Church of England Hall, Coburg, were ex-Cr. Geo Goff, of Coburg, the bride’s grandparents, also ex-Cr. W. Pridham and Mrs. Pridham, of Flemington. Ex-Cr. Pridham received the guests.
    For travelling the bride wore a pink and blue crepe frock with blue coat finished with black piping.
    Mr. and Mrs. Baker will be residing at 50 Richard St., Coburg. Keith Gladstone Baker, William James Pridham Marie Louise Pridham5

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Oct 1999 - viewed online 14 Apr 2014.
  3. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  4. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 29 Jan 1947, p15
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218500923
  5. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 16 Jul 1947, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218503691
Last Edited22 Feb 2022

Edna Alberta Buckleigh

F, #2707, b. 1928, d. 27 Aug 2013
Father*William Arthur Buckleigh b. 1899, d. 31 Oct 1974
Mother*Jessie Maud Goff b. Jun 1905, d. 10 Jun 1992
Married NameWise. 
Birth*1928 VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*4 Dec 1948 Spouse: Harry Silas Wise. Church of England, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M15845/1948.1,2
 
Widow22 Jan 2010Edna Alberta Buckleigh became a widow upon the death of her husband Harry Silas Wise.3 
Death*27 Aug 2013 Kerang Hospital, Kerang, VIC, Australia.4 
Death-Notice*29 Aug 2013 WISE. — Edna Alberta. Passed away Aug. 27, 2013. Aged 85 years. At Kerang Hospital. Loving wife of the late Harry. Mother of Glenys, Rhonda, Ronald and Peter. Mother-in-law of Brian, Sue and Leonie. Nan of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rest In Peace.
WISE. — A Funeral Service for Mrs Edna Alberta Wise will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel, 39 Fitzroy St, Kerang TOMORROW (Friday, Aug. 30) at 10.00 a.m. followed by Burial at the Kerang Lawn Cemetery.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Dec 1948: Beaconsfield Bride In Blue
    THERE was a very pretty wedding in Berwick’s charming Church of England last Saturday, when Edna, second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Buckleigh, of Telegraph Rd., Beaconsfield, was married to Mr. Harry Wise, only son of Mr. Wise, of Kerang, and the late Mrs. Wise. Rev. Mount ney performed the ceremony.
    Given away by her father, the bride looked very lovely in a beautiful pale blue satin gown made with a long flowing train. The long sleeves came to a point over the hands, with buttons extending to the elbows. Buttons also provided a line from the back of the neck to the waist. A yoke of lace finished with a frill, formed the bodice, and a veil of fine blue tulle was caught to the top of the bride’s head with a high coronet of real flowers—white roses and blue delphiniums—to provide a lovely finish. A trailer bouquet of white Christmas lilies, sweet peas, gladioli and blue delphiniums was carried.
    Edna was attended by her second youngest sister, Grace, and a girl friend, Yvonne Malouf, as bridesmaids, with her youngest sister Margaret making an attractive flower girl. All wore charming floral organdie frocks made with the becoming off-the-shoulder effect and very full skirts. They were worn over taffeta. Blue velvet ribbon caught back the bridesmaids’ dainty crownless picture hats of off-white straw. The flower-girl had a halo of blue flowers and tulle for her head-gear and she carried a pretty basket of roses, delphiniums and water-lilies.
    The groom was supported by the bride’s brother-in-law, Mr. Keith Baker, as best man, and Bob Furborough as groomsman.
    The church had been beautifully decorated by a very dear friend and the bride’s eldest sister.
    The reception was held at the Soldiers’ Hall, Berwick, where 90 guests sat down to a delicious, wedding breakfast. A beautiful 3-tiered magnolia wedding cake made by Roberts (Dandenong) adorned the bridal table. Mr. W. Pridham made a genial chairman and during the evening the best man read out 18 congratulatory telegrams. Mrs. Buckleigh wore an attractive silk floral frock and navy coat with navy and white accessories. To her coat she pinned a spray of white carnations.
    An Hawaiian orchestra from the city provided music for the dance which followed. Surprise of the evening was the performance of two Hawaiian dances.
    When the happy young couple left for Rosebud to spend their honeymoon the bride travelled in a becoming grey ensemble, trimmed with fuchsia pipings and worn with black accessories. Orchids and water-lilies in fuchsia shading comprised the spray she pinned on. Harry Silas Wise2

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 8 Dec 1948, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214584541
  3. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Jan 2010
    online https://www.heraldsun.com.au/tributes/melbourne/
  4. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Aug 2013 - viewed online Nov 2020.
Last Edited24 Feb 2022

Keith Gladstone Baker

M, #2710, b. 3 Dec 1921, d. 12 Jun 2006
Birth*3 Dec 1921 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #B28225/1921 (par Harold Fredk BAKER & Matda Edith Florence BAILEY) - as Keith Gladstone BAKER.1,2 
Military13 Jan 1946Enlisted for military service: Bellevue, WA, Australia, Australian Army VX131330 (V150203) - Discharge 25 Jan 1946 - Gunner - 2/8 Field Regiment.3 
Marriage*1947 Spouse: Ivy Florence Buckleigh. VIC, Australia, #M14051/1947.4
 
Widower28 Oct 1999Keith Gladstone Baker became a widower upon the death of his wife Ivy Florence Buckleigh
Death*12 Jun 2006 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949653 Burwood Road, Auburn, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: butcher. With Ivy Florence Baker.5
1954Middle Road, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carrier. With Ivy Florence Buckleigh.5
19727 Lyell Parade, Diamond Creek, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: butcher. With Ivy Florence Baker.5

Grave

  • Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner, VIC, Australia6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jul 1947: Beaconsfield Bride Wed At Coburg
    MISS MABEL HIND, relative of the bride, sweetly rendered the beautiful solo, “The Lord’s Prayer,” during the signing of the register at the marriage of Miss Ivy Florence Winifred Buckleigh, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Buckleigh, of Telegraph Rd., Beaconsfield, at Holy Trinity Church of England, Coburg, at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday week, to Mr. Keith Gladston Baker, youngest son of Mrs. H Baker, and the late Mr. H. Baker, of South Melbourne.
    Against her lovely gown of figured magnolia satin the attractive bride carried a bouquet of white gardenias. She entered the church on her father’s arm, and was followed up the aisle by her two sisters Edna and Grace as bridesmaids. Margaret, her youngest sister, was train-bearer. All three attendants wore picture gowns of filmy white tulle mounted over blue celanese silk and held pretty bouquets of multi-colored pastel flowers.
    Rev. B. Crossley was officiating clergyman, and the groom was supported by his brother Harry, as best man, Mr. Gordon Reynolds being groomsman.
    Among the 60 guests later entertained at a reception in the Church of England Hall, Coburg, were ex-Cr. Geo Goff, of Coburg, the bride’s grandparents, also ex-Cr. W. Pridham and Mrs. Pridham, of Flemington. Ex-Cr. Pridham received the guests.
    For travelling the bride wore a pink and blue crepe frock with blue coat finished with black piping.
    Mr. and Mrs. Baker will be residing at 50 Richard St., Coburg. Ivy Florence Buckleigh, William James Pridham Marie Louise Pridham7
  • 14 Jun 2006: BAKER. - Keith Gladstone. Passed away June 12, aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Ivy (dec.), much loved father of Geoff and Kaye. Rest in peace.8

Citations

  1. [S30] World War Two Nominal Roll https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B28225/1921 (par Harold Fredk BAKER & Matda Edith Florence BAILEY) - as Keith Gladstone BAKER, Birth registered at Box Hill, Vic, Australia."
  3. [S30] World War Two Nominal Roll https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/
    Name      BAKER, KEITH GLADSTONE
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX131330 (V150203)
    Date of Birth      3 Dec 1921
    Place of Birth      BOX HILL, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      13 Jan 1943
    Locality on Enlistment      SOUTH MELBOURNE, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      BELLEVUE, WA
    Next of Kin      BAKER, H
    Date of Discharge      25 Jan 1946
    Rank      Gunner
    Posting at Discharge      2/8 Field Regiment
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  6. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
  7. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 16 Jul 1947, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/218503691
  8. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Jun 2006 - viewed online.
Last Edited22 Feb 2022

George Brown

M, #2712, b. abt 1834, d. 29 Dec 1896
Photograph by J.W. Lindt's Photography Studio.
Father*Frank Brown
Mother*Elizabeth Scott
Birth*abt 1834 Crookham, Cornhill, Northumberland, England.1 
Marriage*22 Mar 1864 Spouse: Margaret Stewart. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Noted on marriage certificate that George has spelt his surname with an E on the end (both his name and his father Francis' surname). Certificate states that they are childless, however they had a child 4 months earlier.1
 
Land-Berwick*21 Jul 1868Selection: BER-Town S4-10. 2r 0p - consideration L4 15s. 
Land-Berwick29 Nov 1871Selection: BER-Subn-23. 33a 2r 32p.2 
Land-Berwick29 Nov 1871Selection: BER-Subn-24. 32a 2r 0p.3 
Land-Berwick*24 Oct 1872 BER-Subn-25. Transfer from Matthew O'Connor to George Brown. 21a 2r 25p.4 
Land-Berwick15 Feb 1878 BER-Crown-18 (part). Transfer from James Gibb to George Brown. 6a 1r 19p - 68798 (5 pieces) - see attached image for location of the five pieces. C/T 1016-156.5
Land-UBeac*b 2 Jun 1879Selection: PAK-67. 39a 0r 34p. Land File 2068/19.20 - Selected by G. BROWN. Crown grant 2 Jun 1879.6,7 
Land-Berwick*14 Jul 1879 BER-Crown-18 (part) tx 79714. Transfer from George Brown to Thomas Butler. 2r 16p.8 
Land-Pakenham*b 14 Dec 1882Selection: PAK-36. 94a 1r 17p - Land File 1609/19.20
Crown grant to G. BROWN on 14 Dec 1882.9,10 
Land-Pakenham*21 Feb 1883 PAK-36. Transfer from George Brown to Solomon Reece. 94a 1r 17p.11 
Land-Berwick23 May 1883 BER-Subn-25 (part). Transfer from George Brown to Thomas Golden Vaile. 8a 0r 18p (southern part of land.)12 
Land-Berwick*18 Jul 1883 BER-Subn-25 (part). Transfer from George Brown to The Planet Permanent Building Society. Balance (northern part of land.)13 
Land-Berwick18 Jul 1883 BER-Subn-23. Transfer from George Brown to The Planet Permanent Building Society.14 
Land-Berwick18 Jul 1883 BER-Subn-24. Transfer from George Brown to The Planet Permanent Building Society.15 
Widower28 Jul 1884George Brown became a widower upon the death of his wife Margaret Stewart.16,1 
Land-Note*3 Nov 1884 PAK-58C: Mortgagee: George Brown. Mortage No 62836. Discharged 24 Jul 1888. Mortgagor was Duncan Cameron.17 
Marriage*13 Jan 1887 Spouse: Mary Jane Paterson. High Church, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #M2933.16,18
 
Marriage-Notice*15 Jan 1887 BROWN—ESSON. —On the 13th inst., at High Church, Geelong, by the Rev. J. R. Wardrop, George Brown, of Berwick, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late John Ford Paterson, and relict of the late Thomas Esson.18 
Land-Berwick*7 Sep 1887 BER-Crown-18 (part) tx 196164. Transfer from George Brown to John William Fritzlaff. 1a - cnr Clyde Road / Langmore Lane.19 
Land-Berwick*16 Mar 1888 BER-Crown-18 (part) tx 210907, Station Street (Gloucester Avenue). Transfer from George Brown to Elizabeth Best. Given as a gift by George Brown to his sister Elizabeth Best.20,21 
Land-Berwick16 May 1888 BER-Crown-18 (part) tx 216745, High Street. Transfer from George Brown to Robert Grant John Grant.22 
Land-UBeac*22 May 1888 PAK-67. Transfer from George Brown to Susan Bain. 39a 0r 34p.23 
Land-Pakenham20 Aug 1888 PAK-36 (part). Transfer from Solomon Reece to George Brown. 61a - C/T 2056-144. Transfer 224968. Upper part of allotment.24 
Land-UBeac7 Sep 1888 PAK-176. Transfer from The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd to George Brown. 19a 0r 17p.25 
Land-UBeac*7 Sep 1888 PAK-169. Transfer from The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd to George Brown. 19a 3r 16p.26 
Land-Berwick*4 Sep 1889 BER-Crown-18 (part) tx 260825 / tx 216745, High Street. Transfer from George Brown to Robert Grant John Grant. On 4 Sep 1889 a small strip of land to the east was added to the previous holding, and a new consolidated title issued.27 
Note*1891 INVERESK, 93 High Street, Berwick
Built of local bricks and Welsh slate roof in 1891 for local Draper George Brown.
Architects were Little & Beasley (who also designed the Berwick Grammar School )
The Australian artist Arthur Streeton visited the Brown Family at "Inveresk" & painted individual portraits of his young son Francis and stepson, Louis Esson.28,29 
Land-Note*12 Dec 1892 BER-Crown-18 (part): Mortgagee: The Perpetual Executors & Trustees Association of Australia Ltd John Lloyd Roberts. Mortgage 142489. Discharged 6 May 1896.. Mortgagor was George Brown.30 
Land-Noteb 1895 PAK-36. 94a 1r 17p - this was subdivided at some stage. See mortgagees' auction 1895 of 33 acres. 
Land-Note*6 May 1896 BER-Crown-18 (part): Mortgagee: Mortgage 171318 to Thomas Charles Napier Cooper, Charles Emmerton and Robert Murray Smith - discharged 27 Dec 1900. Mortgagor was George Brown.31 
Death*29 Dec 1896 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D12464 (age 61) [par Frank BROWN & Elizabeth SCOTT]
He died of gout and softening of the brain.32,1 
Death-Notice*31 Dec 1896 BROWN.—On the 29th December, at his late residence, High-street, Berwick, George, the beloved husband of M. J. Brown, aged 62 years.
BROWN.—The Friends of the late GEORGE BROWN are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Berwick Cemetery THIS DAY, (the 31st inst.) leaving his late residence, High-street, Berwick, at 4 p.m.33 
Probate (Will)*11 Mar 1897 63/479. Gent. Owned CA169 & CA176 Parish of Pakenham (38ac 3r 33p) at the time of his death value £48, and other land and personal assets. [J Shaw on parish map]
George Brown had an overdraft of £763 from the Commercial Bank Berwick secured by mortgage of £3500.34 
Land-Berwick*1 Jul 1898 BER-Crown-18 (part). Transfer from George Brown to James Paterson. Memo No 24816. James Paterson of City Road South Melbourne Decorator is registered proprietor of the within described land as Executor to whom probate of the will of George Brown (who died 29th December 1896) was granted on 5th February 1897.35 
Land-UBeac*8 Aug 1900 PAK-169.176. Transfer from George Brown to James Paterson. Memo No 24816. James Paterson of City Road South Melbourne Decorator is registered proprietor of the within described land as Executor to whom probate of the will of George Brown (who died 29th December 1896) was granted on 5th February 1897.36 
Land-UBeac8 Aug 1900 PAK-176. Transfer from George Brown to James Paterson. Memo No 24816. James Paterson of City Road South Melbourne Decorator is registered proprietor of the within described land as Executor to whom probate of the will of George Brown (who died 29th December 1896) was granted on 5th February 1897.37 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Elizabeth BROWN (Saddler's Widow), Cornhill Village, Northumberland, EnglandAge 15 - Ag Labourer38

Grave

  • 5-103+B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, buried next to their son (who is in unmarked grave)39

Family 1

Margaret Stewart b. abt 1827, d. 28 Jul 1884
Child 1.George Brown+ b. 12 Nov 1863, d. 31 May 1887

Family 2

Mary Jane Paterson b. 2 Jan 1855, d. 30 Jul 1932
Child 1.Francis Paterson Brown b. 13 Nov 1887, d. 26 Nov 1928

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Sep 1877: BERWICK POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs. Officer and J. Wilson, J.P.)
    A case of great importance to storekeepers and selectors was heard before the Berwick Magistrates, on Friday last.—The complainants, Messrs. George Brown and David Crichton, are storekeepers at Gembrook, and the defendant, Mr. John Sharples, is a school teacher residing at Sandridge, and who has selected land at Gembrook.
    Mr. Lowe appeared for complainants and Mr. Fausset for defendant. Mr. Lowe said the amount claimed was the sum of £10 2s. 7½d., for stores supplied to two men named Walker and Martin, who had been employed by the defendant on his selection, and he (defendant) had promised to stop their store account of out their wages. He had paid sums of £11 and £15 on their account, but now disputed the balance. David Crichton proved the sale of goods and that Sharples had guaranteed payment. George Brown proved a conversation with defendant, when he had offered £5 in settlement; also offered to leave the matter to arbitration. For the defence, it was submitted that defendant could not possibly be liable for debts contracted by other parties in their own name. Defendant swore he had not guaranteed payment, and had paid the sums before mentioned on orders given by the men to him. The Bench held that defendant was liable, and made an order for the amount, with 5s. costs. David Crichton, John Sharples40
  • 29 Sep 1880: BERWICK POLICE COURT. Friday, 24th September. (Before Messrs Officer, Elves, Palmer, and James Wilson.) George Brown and David Crichton v. William Brisbane and Edmund Waterson; claim for carriage of timber, £6 7s. 5d. Order for amount and £2 costs against Edward Waterson, William Brisbane, the other defendant, not having been summoned. William Brisbane, David Crichton Edward Waterson41
  • 13 Sep 1882: THE BERWICK PARTY. The most successful local party of the season was held at Berwick on Friday last, when about a hundred ladies and gentlemen responded to the invitation of Mr and Mrs George Brown, to assemble at a private party. The evening was very wet, but as the ample accommodation of Border Hotel was brought into requisition, lots of room was found for everyone in a very comfortable way. The impression that my wife and I formed was a very happy one, and I am prepared to talk about it "till further orders," as the saving goes.
    Mr and Mrs Bain were in the most amiable humour and remained so all the evening. It may also be remarked that Mr Bain gallantly stayed up till four in the morning— without going off to sleep—a feat never before attained by that gentleman under any circumstances. He entertained the elderly gentlemen in a a side parlor with scientific subjects and scientific philosophy (including remarks on the origin of species) and galavanted about the ball room in a most frisky manner. His exuberance reached a climax when the band played the Highland Fling. Then he joined the vigorous exercise because he couldn't restrain himself, and with Mrs A. Dunbar for a vis-a-vis, fairly eclipsed every thing hitherto seen in line of "flings". He "flung" his figure about until the musicians panted for breath. There were others engaged in the dance, but they are not to be spoken of in the same breath. Mr Thomas Henderson, Mr D. Crichton, Miss J. Bain, and others, had a turn at it, while the rest of the company looked on with pleased delight. I could not observe that anyone in the company thought himself or herself, as the case might be, too good to mix with anyone else present, and I mention this as it struck me as an unpardonable breach of the usual "society" etiquette. Nevertheless it pleased me, and lots of other good judges too, to notice it. This genial, sociable, condition of things was commuented upon favorably by several gentlemen who made speeches during the night ; by Mr J. Gibb, M.L A., the Rev Mr Martin, and Mr Charles Hill, who were all in the most happy speechmaking humor.
    The large drawing room upstairs was devoted to card parties and music, vocal and instrumental, and was a pleasant resort through the evening It was too cold to go out on the balconies, so no one ventured there— also an uncommon element at "society" gatherings. This is a stern fact ! The supper and refreshment tables were laid out in such form that it was difficult not to forget oneselves, and to remember where to draw a fashionable line on the question of appetite: The refreshments, of endless variety, were splendidly served, and did Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Bain the greatest credit.
    An excellent string band (Professor Boom's) discoursed the dance music in first-class style and selected the latest and most approved waltzes and quadrilles. Dancing alternated with vocal music by several ladies and gentlemen, was kept up with enthusiasm until five o'clock in the morning, and no one seemed to get tired. If they did, they declined to acknowledge it.
    A note of thanks to Mr and Mrs Brown, for their grand entertainment, and to Mr George Brown, Junior, who was most successful in administering to everyone's enjoyment, and to Mr and Mrs Bain, for their successful efforts on the occasion, were all passed with acclamation. Mr. Gibb, the Rev. Mr Martin and Mr C. Hill, proposed the votes in pleasant speeches referring specially to the recovery of Mr Brown, from his late illness. Mr Gibb, of course alluded to the charms of the fair youth and beauty present, and drew visions of future happy unions from the party. Mr Martin made a capital speech, and Mr Hall a charactaristic one—on the sociable nature of the party—a speech decidedly to the point, which amused everybody. Mr G. Brown, junior made a suitable performance, and was delighted that their efforts had been successful in causing their guests to spend a pleasant evening; hoping also that the assemblage would favor them on future occasions with their presence. People grew hoarse then with singing "Jolly good fellows," and the like. I want to know when the next is to be ? I'm ready no to don the "war-paint" again for another such spree.
    By-the-bye, I hear that another leading resident is making out a list of invitations, and I look forward to something pretty good too. " Auld Lang Syne " was how they finished it, and when the time came I was sorry, for one, and so was my "better-half." Margaret Brown, George Brown, Robert Bain, Susan Bain42
  • 1 Nov 1882: The Clydesdale Stallion PRINCE Will Stand this Season at Mr. BROWN'S FARM, BERWICK. PRINCE is a bright bay, foaled November, 1877, and stands 17 hands high, with plenty of bone, hair, and muscle. He has a very kind temper, and is a splendid worker. He is by Rowan's Prince Arthur (imported), who stands nearly 18 hands high, and measures 13 inches below the knee. He was bred by J. N. Fleming, Esq., of Knockden, by Prince Alfred out of Darling, twice winner of the Highland Society's first prize; twice first for County of Ayr; and first for Glasgow. Darling is also the dam to Young Darling, purchased in Scotland for C. B. Fisher, Esq., Melbourne for the sum of 400 guineas. Prince Arthur being own brother to the above, and his blood being almost identical with the Prince of Wales, he being got by the father, Prince Arthur by the son, out of the celebrated mare Darling. At the great annual sale of Mr L. Drew, of Merriton, near Hamilton, a colt two years old, by Prince of Wales, brought at auction 1000 guineas; in Melbourne, a colt rising two years old and bred by C. B. Fisher, and out of Darling, full sister to Prince Arthur, and sold by W. C. Youille to Mr Hislop, of Hawkes Bay N.Z., for 1000 guineas. In both cases said to be the highest prices for such young stock either in Scotland or the Australian Colonies, thus proving the blood, breeding and pedigree of this illustrious noble strain of Clydesdale horses to be as yet unequalled. PRINCE, therefore, belong to a family whose lineage has been connected for a length of time with the first prizes of the Highland Societie's Shows held at Stirling. Prince's brothers received first prize at the Grand National, Geelong: 1st and 2nd at Kyneton; 1st at West Bourke; 1st at Heidelberg; 1st at Castlemaine, and 1st at Daylesford. Note:—Prince Arthur is now standing at Kyneton at £25 per mare. Prince's dam, Young Darling, is by Ben Lomond (imported), whose pedigree you all well know as being one of the best horses to breed from in the Colony.
    TERMS.—£3 10s, with three months grass;' or £2 10s, without grass; the mares being led to the horse. All mares to be removed when stinten, of which due notice will be given, after which, if not removed a charge of 2s per week will be made. Good English grass paddocks, well fenced, and plenty of water. Every care taken, but no responsibility. For further particulars apply to,
    GEORGE BROWN, Storekeeper, Berwick.43
  • 31 Jan 1883: BERWICK, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th.
    MPORTANT CLEARING SALE Of Dairy Cattle, Draught Horses, Brood Mares, Saddle and Harness Horses, Farming Implements, &c.
    Joseph Clarke & Co. HAVE been favored with instructions from Mr. George Brown of Berwick, he having sold his business in Berwick and let his farms, to Sell by Public Auction, on the above date, at the farm, One Mile from Berwick, the whole of his valuable stock of Cattle, Horses, Brood Mares, Entire Horses, Farming Implements, &c. as under:
    Clydesdale Entire Horse, "Prince" five years old, dark bay, black points. Sire, Rowan's Prince Arthur (imp.) Dam by Ben Lomond (imp.)
    Clydesdale Entire, "Young King of the Valley" bay, two years, by King of the Valley (imp.) Dam by Old Nugget.
    10 Heavy Draught Brood Mares 1 with foal at foot by Prince, all stinted by Prince.
    4 Heavy Draught Geldings. The above are all young, broken, and first-class workers.
    1 Saddle Mare, five years, broken to saddle and harness, very fast trotter.
    1 Yearling Colt by "Tasman."
    7 Good Young Saddle and Harness Horses.
    5 Two and three-year-olds, unbroken, fit for saddle and harness.
    1 Good Wagonette Gelding, three years, used at store for general purposes.
    30 Head Cattle, fat and springers.
    1 Tip Dray nearly new.
    1 Spring Dray and Hay Frame.
    1 Express Waggon and Cover.
    2 Ploughs.
    1 Set Harrows.
    1 Roller.
    Cross cut Yankee Frame Saws, Tools, Scythes, Hay Forks, Rakes, Ladders, &c, odd lots of Harness, Sundries too numerous to mention.
    Stack of first class Feed Oaten Hay about 50 Tons.
    Horse Works and Chaffcutter by Buncle, No. 2, in use one season only.
    About 100 Fowls and Turkeys.
    1 First-class Double Seated Buggy, nearly new. 1 New Set Buggy Harness, 1st prize Dandenong Show.
    2 Good Sets Buggy Harness.
    1 Good Set Wagonette Harness.
    1 do. Spring Cart Harness.
    2 do. Dray Harness.
    4 do. Plough Harness.
    1 do. Leading Harness.
    2 Gent's Riding Saddles and Bridles.
    1 Lady's Riding Saddle.
    1 Pack Saddle.
    2 Sets Entire Harness.
    NOTE.-The Auctioneers wish to call particular attention to this Sale, the Horse Stock being the most superior lot offered under the hammer in this District for a long time past.44
  • 4 Jan 1884: NOTICE is hereby given that Mr. George Brown retired from the firm of Brown and Crichton, of Gembrook, in the colony of Victoria, storekeepers and butchers, on the twenty-second day of November One thousand eight hundred and eighty-three.
    Dated this twenty-first day of December 1883.
    GEORGE BROWN.
    D. CRICHTON.
    Witness to signature of David Crichton—D. Braham, solr., Melbourne.
    Witness to signature of George Brown—W. H. Loyd Roberts, solicitor, Melbourne. David Crichton45
  • 25 Jun 1884: BERWICK BRICKFIELD. Bricks seem now to be in the ascendant, and therefore brickfields are coming prominently to the front. The one mentioned in our local columns lately as being likely to be commenced on the property of Mr. George Brown, of Berwick, has received a larger exploration since.
    Clay of various colors, from the common brown up to a pure white, has been found in this ground at several depths of strata. The railway station called Officer's siding is within less than ten chains of it, so that a tramway can be made at a small expense, and the bricks, being put in the trucks at the kiln, would receive no further handling until they arrived at the place where they were wanted, whether it was Sale or Melbourne, or further. As the Government charge only 7s. 6d. per 1000 bricks for freight up to fifty miles, these bricks could be deposited in Melbourne at actually less than Hoffman's can be delivered there. The quality of the clay, it is said, is so far superior in density, adhesiveness, and color, that it would rapidly compel a demand to arise for the bricks. Some of it is much better than what they awake the various culinary utensils from at the far-famed Epsom potteries near Sandhuust.
    Mr. George Brown, in order that the matter should be thoroughly tested in the interests of Berwick, has already let it be known that to a company, which probably will start shortly, he will give up 10 acres of his ground for say twenty years, at a peppercorn rent, and besides, take a good interest in it himself as well as get some of his friends to do the same. The matter has already been received in such a manner that augurs well for its future existence and success.. In the course of next week such steps will have been taken as will lay it before the capitalists of Berwick, and then it will be seen if they me public spirited enough to assist in carrying out a local enterprise, which will not only make employment for a large number of workmen but will cause an increase and extended circulation of money amongst the shopkeepers and tradesmen of the township. It is to be hoped that local enterprise will be sufficiently large-hearted as to take the shares up rapidly amongst themselves, and that there will be no need to go to the metropolis for the small amount of money re quired to carry on the concern. Firewood is also in abundance, the supply being practically illimitable, millions of tons being on and around the spot. so that the firing will be a very small item in the outlay.46
  • 20 Sep 1884: GENERAL-STORE -From England, one who thoroughly understands the Ironmongery and has knowledge of the drapery, seeks EMPLOYMENT in a country store, Address A. B., care Geo. Brown, Berwick.47
  • 24 Sep 1884: GEORGE BROWN, Storekeeper, Berwick, BEGS to thank the inhahitants of Berwick and the Surrounding District for the Liberal Patronage bestowed upon him in the past, and wishes to inform them that he has made GREAT REDUCTIONS IN HIS PRICES, AND IS NOW Selling all Goods at Cost Price for CASH.48
  • 5 May 1886: NOTICE. I HEREBY give Notice that I have SOLD my BUSINESS as Storekeeper at Berwick to Mr. S. M. CAMERON, to whom all Debts owing to me are to be paid. GEORGE BROWN. April 13th, 1886.49
  • 18 Feb 1889: NO. 25,395.—TRANSFER of LAND STATUTE.—GEORGE BROWN, of Berwick, in the county of Mornington, gentleman, his applied to bring the land described at the foot hereof under the above Statute, and the Commissioner of Titles has directed notice of the application to be advertised in "The Herald" newspaper, and has appointed fourteen days from such advertisement, after which time the land will be brought under the operation of the statute, unless a caveat shall be lodged forbidding the same.
    Dated the 15th day of February, 1889.
    LAND REFERRED TO
    Part of Crown section 6, Parish of Berwick, County of Mornington, commencing on the east side of a Government road 1060 4-10th links northerly from the south-west corner of the said section, thence northerly 974 6-10th links along Government road, easterly 4033 links, south 967 links, westerly 779 5-10th links north-westerley 645 6-10th links, smith-westerly 414 3-10th links, and westerly 2440 8-10th links to the commencing point, together with a right-of-carriage-way over a road running southerly from the above land.
    H. C. A. HARRISON, Assistant Registrar of Title
    D. H. HERALD, 317 Collins street, Melbourne, Applicant's solicitor.50
  • 25 Oct 1889: Paterson—Deans.—The marriage of Miss Lizzie Leslie Deans, daughter of the late Captain Deans, of Aberdeen, with Mr. Hugh Paterson, decorative artist of Collins street, Melbourne, took place last Wednesday evening, October 28, at " Huntly," Camberwell, the residence of Mr. Robert Donaldson, brother-in-law of the bride. The Rev. Mr. Murdock, Presbyterian minister of Camberwell, officiated. The bride wore a handsome gown of cream merveilleux completed with cream net dotted with pearls. An aigrette of jessamine and orange blossoms was worn in the hair. The bridesmaids were Miss Moffat of Romsey, and Miss Collie MacGregor of Hawthorn, Mr. James Paterson, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers of all kinds, arranged in several devices, and tied with ribbons. The guests included a number of relatives of the family, and numerous friends of the bride and bridegroom. Mrs. R. T. Donaldson, sister of the bride, wore an elegant costume of biscuit coloured silk richly embroidered and brightened with trimmings of moss green brocade. Miss Paterson was attired in a stylish vieux rose silk draped with chincilla lace, diamond ornaments were also worn. Miss Elizabeth Paterson, art citron silk, with black Spanish lace. Mrs. George Brown (Berwick), white Indian muslin richly embroidered in gold, and a deep amber silk sash ; gloves and fan to match. Mrs. B. T. Donaldson; fawn faille. Miss Brown, cream Indian silk. Mrs. R. Gartly, black silk and jet. Mrs. Geo Gartly, grey moire. Mrs. Humphrey, black silk and lace. Miss Moffatt, veiux rose liberty silk and moire. Miss McGregor, a pretty gown of liberty silk muslin.
    The list of wedding presents is as follows : —Mr. Tom Humphrey, half brother of the bride, a splendid piano, also two oil paintings by Mr, Humphrey. Mr. J. Ford Paterson, two oil paintings. The Misses Paterson (of Cramond House), beautiful bedroom walnut suite. Mr. Wiliam Stewart (of Sydney, cousin of the bridegroom), diamond bracelet. Mr. James Paterson (of the Terricks), silver entree dishes. Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Paterson, very handsome case of silver fruit knives and forks. Mr. James Paterson silver tea and coffee service. Mr. Geo. Walton, silver card tray. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Donaldson, handsome time-piece. Mr. and Mrs. Gartly, silver mounted salad bowl. Mr. and Mrs. John Boss (Sale), silver fish carvers, Mr. and Mrs. W. Mather; china tea service Mr. and Mrs. Moffat (Romsey), case cutlery. Mr. and Mrs. James M'Donald, pair of bronze statuettes. Mr. Geo. Stewart, bronze red stand. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gourlay, case of scent bottles in oak and silver. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Donaldson, handsome Japanese vases. Mrs. and Miss Juno, beautiful claret jug, mounted in silver. Master Louis Esson, silver table napkin ring and table crystal. Master Francis Brown (Berwick) silver butter cooler. Mr. and Mrs. Murray, silver table napkin rings. Miss Nellie M'Gregor, wall pocket. Mr. and Mrs. Mills-Thomson, bracket and ornaments. Miss Mills, hair ornaments. Miss Middle ton, silver butter knife. Mr. and Mrs. George Brown (Berwick), handsome case in oak mounted in silver liqueur. Mary Jane Paterson, Francis Paterson Brown51
  • 5 Feb 1890: In my rambles around I see on all sides signs of slow but sure and steady progress. Geordie Brown is erecting, under the shadow of the churches, a very substantial brick villa. I hope the old saying, "the nearer the church the further from God" will lot prove true in his case. Butcher Richardson has demolished the old structure erected by the Lamonts at the corner that has sheltered the butcher of Berwick since the early fifties, and has erected in its place a commodious looking habitation. What is wanted now to make Berwick forge ahead is a quicker and cheaper means of communication with the metropolis.52
  • 2 Apr 1892: ABOUT BERWICK. (BY WANDERER.)
    I have been to Berwick for a few days this week. It is refreshing to get away occasion ally from the rush and drive that goes on in Melbourne and suburbs continuously, from Monday morning till Saturday night. In the city especially the high pressure is very great, and the wear and tear on the human machine is at times more than can be borne long. I have a few hours to spare, and ever having in my mind the couplet—
    'T was doing nothing was his curse—
    Is there a vice can plague us worse ?
    The wretch who digs the mine for bread,
    Or ploughs that others might be fed,
    Feels less fatigue than that decreed
    To him that cannot think or read.
    Sit down to knock off my usual column for the Chronicle. It is just 15 years since I was in Berwick last, and on that occasion I travelled from Back Creek, Talbot, to where I am now writing from, viz., High street, Berwick, 160 miles to attend the last moments of a dying friend. I left Talbot at 5 p.m., arrived in Melbourne at 11, got a mouthful of supper at Garton's and was again on the road for my destination half an hour afterwards, sitting behind a celebrated old horse named Fireworks. Fireworks had seen better days like a good many more of us, and I frequently since thought it was a cruel occupation (cab dragging) to put such a game, well-bred animal to. But the game old bird took me to Berwick that night in four hours, and taking into consideration the state of the roads and the weight of the cab, I think he did marvelously well. There was no iron horse up this road then, and those that have travelled through the "glue pot" a few miles up will remember how the coaches carrying Her Majesty's mails, and other vehicles used to have occasionally to be dug out, whilst the passengers did the Blondin business on the fences.
    "Full little knowest them that hast not tried,
    What a hell it is along such roads to ride."
    But after all, give me back the good old days. Fifteen years in Australia is comparatively speaking, a long term, as measured with other country towns ; yet Berwick and its people were then better off than now. This seems strange, but such is the case. I dropped into Searl's, the blacksmith and shoeing forge. When there is no barber's shop in the town, the next best place to look for news is the smithy. Mr Searl is an old and respected resident. He came here 30 years ago, has raised a large family, fears God, drinks no whiskey, and is loyal to his Queen. What better character can I give a man? Well, what does the honest fellow tell me? Simply that the place is going to the dogs since the railway was run through. I drop into some of the old storekeepers, such as Cameron and Lewis, to buy the Argus, and they confirm what I have already been informed, but in more striking words, that the place is dead. Then I masquerade round and invest a shilling in some good cigars with Mr Kelly, the largest storekeeper, and what does Mr Kelly say ? Well, Mr Kelly is about one of the most sensible Irishmen ever I come across, he says very little; almost "houlds his gab" do you mind me, and looks on me with suspicion—putting me down as a broken-down land jobber or pester ing bagman from Flinders lane. But after a while I assure him that I am neither, and he becomes more communicative, invites me to his house and we fraternise. I then question my newly made friend about the owners of land around, and putting this and that to gether, come to the conclusion that the curse of Berwick is the large holdings. I am not one that ever advocated the bursting up of large estates, or yet putting your foot on the throat of capital, but when large exhorbitant prices are demanded by the holders of these big estates from people that are prepared to settle on the land, I do think that the owners act as a brake on the progress of the place, and, to put it mildly, possess very little if any patriotism. I find the Wilsons, the Buchanans, the Gibbs, the Hamiltons, the Levines, the Clarks, the Struttles and Browns own pretty well all the country—barring the five churches and Mrs Bain's one clean, well-conducted pub. I call on a few people here who own land, and I am staggered when they ask me L100 an acre for land outside the township and L25 an acre for bush land, not cleared, two to three miles out. I ques tion them as to whether they are aware that the boom has collapsed ; they stare at me, are inclined to call me impudent, and laugh at my apparent expense. Tnus my readers will see that it is very improbable Berwick will ever advance much until the present generation of the big landowners have passed away.Berwick itself is one of the prettiest and healthiest townships in Victoria. It has all the advantages that nature can shower on it ; is within an hour and a half's run from Melbourne, and the population of the whole shire is only 1200 souls. If the big landholders ever intend to do anything for the people and the future yet unborn Berwickians, let them come down from their lofty pedestal, cut up the runs in 10, 20, and 50 acre blocks, give easy terms, with no pound of flesh interest, and Berwick will become one of the most prosperous and happy spots on the map of Australia. Round about Berwick there are some good vineyards, although small in extent. Mr Longmore shows me round his, and explains the different sorts of wine grapes. He tells me that this is an excellent year and that the crop will "run out" something like 450 gallons to the acre. I next visit Mr Lewis Smith's plantation. Mr Smith is the finest specimen of an Australian that I have ever met. He stands 6 feet 2 inches, weighs 16 stone, is 30 years of age and would make a grand life-guardsman. "Loui," as my guide, Mr Searl, calls him, is loughing when we arrive ; I am introduced as a vagabond press-man. "Loui" stops the plough, es corts me round and explains the character and capabilities of his vineyard. Amongst other things, he says, to make farming pay it is well to have a little of everything—as far as you can consiSstently go. "Loui" is a bachelor, and if I were a member of the weaker sex, or softer sex if you will, I should throw "sheep's eyes" at Loui. Amongst other curiosities in Berwick is to be found a haunted house. This house I am told was the parsonage attached to the Church of England. Two, if not three died in it and eventually the Rev. Hill was built new brick premises, and the old wooden place let. The tenants cleared out after a short time, both asserting that the house was haunted. I laughed at the story, but Miss S. an esteemed friend, challenged me to sleep in it, and I agreed provided a bed was found for me. I mean to win the wager—gloves, and at the same time arm myself with a little instrument known as a bulldog revol ver. The ghost that comes floating round the night I am in the haunted house will be pierced enough to act as a cigar holder, and my friend Dr. Helms will have the pleasure of pocketting a couple of guineas for the post mortem. Speaking about Dr. Helms reminds me of our 15 years ago ac quaintance. The Dr. was then "Cock of the Walk," had no opposition, and was Robinson Crusoe of the position. He is an old army surgeon, and has fought and bled for his country. At the side of my sick friend Mac. we have had many a long chat; I found him extremely attentive, a scholar, gentleman and a judge of wvhiskey. The Dr. holds several govern ment appointments such as vaccinator, health officer, and doctor of the Inebriate Asylum. I met him the other day on his black charger and saluted him, but he did not recognise me. I mean to make myself known to this countryman of mine who is a "Dublin Jackeen. Berwick (Town)53
  • 30 Nov 1895: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 At Three p.m. At the Rooms, 152 Queen-street,
    MORTGAGEES' SALE 33 ACRES, BRICK HOUSE, SEVEN ROOMS, OUTBUILDINGS, SUBURBAN FARM
    LOOKER and SONS will SELL, as above (through their Mr H J Looker) the untransferred land in Certificate of Title, vol 1448, fol. 289,411, containing 33a. 1r. 17p. or thereabouts, being part of Crown Allotment 36, parish of Pakenham, county of Mornington, with brick house, outbuildings, &c., thereon, commanding most lovely views over Westernport Bay, and being 1½ miles from Beaconsfield railway station, and near Holm-park, the country residence of Mrs. C. M. Armytage.54
  • 2 Feb 1897: George Brown, late of Berwick, gentleman, who died on the 29th December last, left a will dated August 16, 1894, bequeathing £100 to his sister, Elizabeth Best, and the income of the residue of his estate to his widow, Jane Brown, during life and widowhood, and after death or re-marriage to his son, Francis Paterson Brown. Value of real property, £8,000, personalty, £600.55
  • 22 Nov 1941: SATURDAY DECEMBER 13. At Half-past Three O'Clock Sharp. AUCTION SALE
    Under Instructions, from the Owner JAMES C. KNIGHT & Co. will OFFER for SALE by Public Auction on the Property HIGH STREET, BERWICK, Country Residence INVERESK, with a frontage of 198ft to the Prince's Highway by a depth of 330ft to Wilson st along Rutland rd., containing in all 1 ½ acres described as follows:—Allotments 1, 2, and 3, section 14, Berwick on which is erected beautiful brick dwelling containing spacious main and return hall, drawing-room, approximately 19 x 18; dining room 21 x 16; 3 main bedrooms, all beautifully appointed; maid's room, boxroom, large kitchen and cellar, scullery, pantry, bathroom, hot-water service to kitchen and bathroom, laundry, internal sewerage and septic tank, roomy verandahs skirt the south, east, and westerly outlook over gardens planted with the finest English trees and flowering shrubs.
    OUTBUILDINGS consist of brick garage, 3-stall stables, and man's room also woodshed and storeshed.
    BUYERS NOTE.—In the event of the pro perty not being sold as a whole, three allot ments, with frontages of approximately 49ft. in Rutland rd. by a depth of 198ft. and also one of 98 ft to the highway y a depth of 120ft., will be offered separately. We draw special attention to the splendid condition and quality of the buildings and facilities offered in this sale to patrons desiring a beautiful home or the possibility of acquiring a valuable allotment in one of Gippslands's most select localities within 9 miles of Dandenong and 27 miles of Melbourne, with electric light, water supply, excellent train and bus service to the city.
    TERMS. TITLE—The title is under the General Law, and may be inspected and particulars obtained at the office of Messrs. McCay & Thwaites, solicitors, 399 Collins Street, Melbourne.56

Citations

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    Owner: Laura Brown.
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  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 419-603 - see C/T 540-828 George Brown of Berwick, storekeeper (21a 2r 25p).
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  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1129-719 - George Brown of Berwick Storekeeper.
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  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1119-679 - Thomas Butler of Berwick Brickmaker (parent title 1016-156).
  9. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 1609/19.20.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1381-161 - George Brown of Berwick Storekeeper.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1381-161 - Solomon Reece of Orrong Road Prahran Tile Manufacturer - C/T 1448-411.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 540-828 - Thomas Golden Vaile of South Yarra Master Mariner - C/T 1463-474.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 540-828 The Planet Permanent Building Society - see C/T 1479-668.
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  18. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Jan 1887, p1.
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  20. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2000-903 - Elizabeth Best - parent title C/T 1016-156.
  21. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Elizabeth Best Probate: VPRS 28/ P0 unit 837, item 65/529
    VPRS 28/ P2 unit 467, item 65/529.
  22. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2021-148 - Robert Grant Blacksmith and John Grant Wheelwright both of High Street Berwick are proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - parent title C/T 1016-156.
  23. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1129-719 - George Brown to Susan Bain of Berwick Hotelkeeper.
  24. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1448-411 - George Brown - C/T 2056-144.
  25. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1166-169 - George Brown of High Street Berwick Gentleman.
  26. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1123-575 - George Brown of High Street Berwick Gentleman.
  27. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 2187-281 - Robert Grant and John Grant both of High Street Berwick Wheelwrights are proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares - (parent titles C/T 2021-148 & C/T 1016-156).
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  29. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Brown-Paterson-Calder-Glover-Chibnall-Stewart Family Tree
    Owner: Laura Brown.
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  31. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1016-156. Mortgage 171318 to Thomas Charles Napier Cooper, Charles Emmerton and Robert Murray Smith - discharged 27 Dec 1900.
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  35. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1016-156 - Memo No 20847. James Paterson of City Road South Melbourne Decorator is registered proprietor of the within described land as Executor to whom probate of the will of George Brown (who died 29th December 1896) was granted on 5th February 1897.
  36. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1123-575 - Memo No 24816. James Paterson of City Road South Melbourne Decorator is registered proprietor of the within described land as Executor to whom probate of the will of George Brown (who died 29th December 1896) was granted on 5th February 1897.
  37. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1166-169 - Memo No 24816. James Paterson of City Road South Melbourne Decorator is registered proprietor of the within described land as Executor to whom probate of the will of George Brown (who died 29th December 1896) was granted on 5th February 1897.
  38. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 2421; Folio: 802; Page: 10; GSU roll: 87100-87101."
  39. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-103 Brown Margaret F 26 [sic] 30/07/1884 153 - should be 57 years old
    5-103-B Brown George M 62 31/12/1896 304
    5-104-A Brown      0 05/08/1886 172
    5-104-A Brown George M 23 02/06/1887 182.
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    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70010245
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  43. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 1 Nov 1882, p2.
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  48. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 24 Sep 1884, p1.
  49. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 5 May 1886, p2.
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    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/241511632
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    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8882561
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  56. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 Nov 1941, p11.
Last Edited28 Dec 2023

Margaret Stewart

F, #2713, b. abt 1827, d. 28 Jul 1884
Father*Robert Stewart
Mother*Catherine Campbell
Married NameBrown. 
Birth*abt 1827 
Marriage*22 Mar 1864 Spouse: George Brown. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Noted on marriage certificate that George has spelt his surname with an E on the end (both his name and his father Francis' surname). Certificate states that they are childless, however they had a child 4 months earlier.1
 
Death*28 Jul 1884 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D7943 (age 57) [par Robert STEWART & Catherine CAMPBELL]
Died of Low fever and Apoplexy.2,1 
Death-Notice*29 Jul 1884 THE Friends of Mr. GEORGE BROWN are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late wife to the place of interment, the Berwick Cemetery.
The Funeral will leave his residence, High-street, Berwick, at 2 o'clock, WEDNESDAY, 30th inst.3 

Grave

  • 5-103+B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, buried next to their son (who is in unmarked grave)4

Family

George Brown b. abt 1834, d. 29 Dec 1896
Child 1.George Brown+ b. 12 Nov 1863, d. 31 May 1887

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Sep 1882: THE BERWICK PARTY. The most successful local party of the season was held at Berwick on Friday last, when about a hundred ladies and gentlemen responded to the invitation of Mr and Mrs George Brown, to assemble at a private party. The evening was very wet, but as the ample accommodation of Border Hotel was brought into requisition, lots of room was found for everyone in a very comfortable way. The impression that my wife and I formed was a very happy one, and I am prepared to talk about it "till further orders," as the saving goes.
    Mr and Mrs Bain were in the most amiable humour and remained so all the evening. It may also be remarked that Mr Bain gallantly stayed up till four in the morning— without going off to sleep—a feat never before attained by that gentleman under any circumstances. He entertained the elderly gentlemen in a a side parlor with scientific subjects and scientific philosophy (including remarks on the origin of species) and galavanted about the ball room in a most frisky manner. His exuberance reached a climax when the band played the Highland Fling. Then he joined the vigorous exercise because he couldn't restrain himself, and with Mrs A. Dunbar for a vis-a-vis, fairly eclipsed every thing hitherto seen in line of "flings". He "flung" his figure about until the musicians panted for breath. There were others engaged in the dance, but they are not to be spoken of in the same breath. Mr Thomas Henderson, Mr D. Crichton, Miss J. Bain, and others, had a turn at it, while the rest of the company looked on with pleased delight. I could not observe that anyone in the company thought himself or herself, as the case might be, too good to mix with anyone else present, and I mention this as it struck me as an unpardonable breach of the usual "society" etiquette. Nevertheless it pleased me, and lots of other good judges too, to notice it. This genial, sociable, condition of things was commuented upon favorably by several gentlemen who made speeches during the night ; by Mr J. Gibb, M.L A., the Rev Mr Martin, and Mr Charles Hill, who were all in the most happy speechmaking humor.
    The large drawing room upstairs was devoted to card parties and music, vocal and instrumental, and was a pleasant resort through the evening It was too cold to go out on the balconies, so no one ventured there— also an uncommon element at "society" gatherings. This is a stern fact ! The supper and refreshment tables were laid out in such form that it was difficult not to forget oneselves, and to remember where to draw a fashionable line on the question of appetite: The refreshments, of endless variety, were splendidly served, and did Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Bain the greatest credit.
    An excellent string band (Professor Boom's) discoursed the dance music in first-class style and selected the latest and most approved waltzes and quadrilles. Dancing alternated with vocal music by several ladies and gentlemen, was kept up with enthusiasm until five o'clock in the morning, and no one seemed to get tired. If they did, they declined to acknowledge it.
    A note of thanks to Mr and Mrs Brown, for their grand entertainment, and to Mr George Brown, Junior, who was most successful in administering to everyone's enjoyment, and to Mr and Mrs Bain, for their successful efforts on the occasion, were all passed with acclamation. Mr. Gibb, the Rev. Mr Martin and Mr C. Hill, proposed the votes in pleasant speeches referring specially to the recovery of Mr Brown, from his late illness. Mr Gibb, of course alluded to the charms of the fair youth and beauty present, and drew visions of future happy unions from the party. Mr Martin made a capital speech, and Mr Hall a charactaristic one—on the sociable nature of the party—a speech decidedly to the point, which amused everybody. Mr G. Brown, junior made a suitable performance, and was delighted that their efforts had been successful in causing their guests to spend a pleasant evening; hoping also that the assemblage would favor them on future occasions with their presence. People grew hoarse then with singing "Jolly good fellows," and the like. I want to know when the next is to be ? I'm ready no to don the "war-paint" again for another such spree.
    By-the-bye, I hear that another leading resident is making out a list of invitations, and I look forward to something pretty good too. " Auld Lang Syne " was how they finished it, and when the time came I was sorry, for one, and so was my "better-half." George Brown, George Brown, Robert Bain, Susan Bain5
  • 6 Aug 1884: On Sabbath last an appropriate reference was made to the late Mrs. George Brown, at the close of the sermon in the Presbyterian Church, Berwick. Mr. Martin said: "I know of few words which could bring a more abiding comfort in sorrow, or more effectually take the edge off the pain which the contemplation of sorrow brings with it than those I have met before you to-day. Old, well-worn, and familiar as they are, they become fresh and powerful when a fresh occasion calls for it. Such occasion has been given us by an event which has recently stirred the whole community with a rare unanimity of seasons. One has been taken from amongst us but a few days ago, whose form will long be missed by all the neighborhood, but by none more than by us Presbyterians, with whom, during all her colonial days, she has consistently and regularly associated, and of whose church she has been one of its most liberal supporters. Were I called upon to pronounces eulogium on her life, there are few for whom I would perform the task more readily than for her. But now that the curtain of her life has dropped, and the hush of death still lingers over our minds, it seems better to be silent. We have taken her up to the valley of shadow and let her there to wander not surely alone but in the guidance of One who leads all His people well. Maythe Good Shepherd lead her about of the valley into the fold where she may lie down and be at rest! And may those whofeel this affliction most, no less than those who can only stand by in sympathetic silence, betake ourselves to the same guidance. Let Us learn to look upon God as our Saviour has taught us to look upon Him, not as a far off spectator and unconcerned critic of our little lives, but as One who regards us with a shepherd's interest and a Shepherd's care. Let us be careful to listen to all those mentions which come to us from Him, whether through the Bible or our own consciences, and which are the means He takes to lead and guide us througlh life, and we may be sure that He will not desert us when we reach the end of our several ways.6
  • 28 Jul 1886: In Memoriam. BROWN -In affectionate memory of my dear mother, Margaret Brown, who died at Berwick, 28th July, 1884.7

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Brown-Paterson-Calder-Glover-Chibnall-Stewart Family Tree
    Owner: Laura Brown.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Jul 1884, p1.
  4. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-103 Brown Margaret F 26 [sic] 30/07/1884 153 - should be 57 years old
    5-103-B Brown George M 62 31/12/1896 304
    5-104-A Brown      0 05/08/1886 172
    5-104-A Brown George M 23 02/06/1887 182.
  5. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 13 Sep 1882, p3.
  6. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 6 Aug 1884, p2.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Jul 1886, p1.
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Mary Jane Paterson

F, #2714, b. 2 Jan 1855, d. 30 Jul 1932
Father*John Ford Paterson b. 1814, d. 29 Mar 1873
Mother*Elizabeth Stewart b. 1813, d. 15 Jul 1883
Married NameGibb.1 
Married NameEsson. 
Married NameBrown. 
Birth*2 Jan 1855 Kirkaldy, Edinburgh, Scotland.2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMar 1873 Sailing with John Ford Paterson, Elizabeth Paterson, John Ford Paterson, James Paterson, Hugh Paterson to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship ATRATO
Age 17 - Servant.3 
Marriage*3 Oct 1877 Spouse: Thomas Clarence Esson. Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.2
 
Marriage-Notice9 Oct 1877 At 14 Union Street, Leith, by the Rev. J. Mitchell of South Leith, Thomas Clarence Esson, of Southampton, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late John Paterson, Kirkcaldy, and of Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria.4 
Marriage-Notice*10 Oct 1877 ESSON—PATERSON.—Oct. 3, at 14, Union-street, Leith, by the Rev. James Mitchell, Mr. Thomas Esson, of Southampton, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Ford Paterson, or Kirkcaldy, and of Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria.5 
Widow19 Jun 1879Mary Jane Paterson became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Clarence Esson.6,7 
Marriage*13 Jan 1887 Spouse: George Brown. High Church, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #M2933.8,9
 
Marriage-Notice15 Jan 1887 BROWN—ESSON. —On the 13th inst., at High Church, Geelong, by the Rev. J. R. Wardrop, George Brown, of Berwick, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late John Ford Paterson, and relict of the late Thomas Esson.9 
Widow29 Dec 1896Mary Jane Paterson became a widow upon the death of her husband George Brown.10,11 
Marriage*30 Jul 1898 Spouse: James Gibb. Carlton, VIC, Australia, #M6463/1908.12
 
Marriage-Notice*13 Aug 1898 GIBB-BROWN,-On the 30th July, at Cramond house, Queensberry-street, Carlton, by the Rev. D. S. M'Eachran, James Gibb, of Melville-park, Berwick, to Mary, relict of the late George Brown, of Inveresk, Berwick.13 
Widow22 Feb 1919Mary Jane Paterson became a widow upon the death of her husband James Gibb.14,15 
Death*30 Jul 1932 Shepparton, VIC, Australia, #D10466 (Age 78) [par John Ford PATERSON & Mary STUART].16 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 1932 GIBB.—On the 30th July, at Shepparton, Mary Jane, relict of the late James Gibb, and loving mother of Louis Esson and the late Frank Brown.17 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Mill Hill, Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland(Head of Household) John Ford Paterson;
Age 6 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: James Paterson18

Family

George Brown b. abt 1834, d. 29 Dec 1896
Child 1.Francis Paterson Brown b. 13 Nov 1887, d. 26 Nov 1928

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Oct 1889: Paterson—Deans.—The marriage of Miss Lizzie Leslie Deans, daughter of the late Captain Deans, of Aberdeen, with Mr. Hugh Paterson, decorative artist of Collins street, Melbourne, took place last Wednesday evening, October 28, at " Huntly," Camberwell, the residence of Mr. Robert Donaldson, brother-in-law of the bride. The Rev. Mr. Murdock, Presbyterian minister of Camberwell, officiated. The bride wore a handsome gown of cream merveilleux completed with cream net dotted with pearls. An aigrette of jessamine and orange blossoms was worn in the hair. The bridesmaids were Miss Moffat of Romsey, and Miss Collie MacGregor of Hawthorn, Mr. James Paterson, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers of all kinds, arranged in several devices, and tied with ribbons. The guests included a number of relatives of the family, and numerous friends of the bride and bridegroom. Mrs. R. T. Donaldson, sister of the bride, wore an elegant costume of biscuit coloured silk richly embroidered and brightened with trimmings of moss green brocade. Miss Paterson was attired in a stylish vieux rose silk draped with chincilla lace, diamond ornaments were also worn. Miss Elizabeth Paterson, art citron silk, with black Spanish lace. Mrs. George Brown (Berwick), white Indian muslin richly embroidered in gold, and a deep amber silk sash ; gloves and fan to match. Mrs. B. T. Donaldson; fawn faille. Miss Brown, cream Indian silk. Mrs. R. Gartly, black silk and jet. Mrs. Geo Gartly, grey moire. Mrs. Humphrey, black silk and lace. Miss Moffatt, veiux rose liberty silk and moire. Miss McGregor, a pretty gown of liberty silk muslin.
    The list of wedding presents is as follows : —Mr. Tom Humphrey, half brother of the bride, a splendid piano, also two oil paintings by Mr, Humphrey. Mr. J. Ford Paterson, two oil paintings. The Misses Paterson (of Cramond House), beautiful bedroom walnut suite. Mr. Wiliam Stewart (of Sydney, cousin of the bridegroom), diamond bracelet. Mr. James Paterson (of the Terricks), silver entree dishes. Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Paterson, very handsome case of silver fruit knives and forks. Mr. James Paterson silver tea and coffee service. Mr. Geo. Walton, silver card tray. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Donaldson, handsome time-piece. Mr. and Mrs. Gartly, silver mounted salad bowl. Mr. and Mrs. John Boss (Sale), silver fish carvers, Mr. and Mrs. W. Mather; china tea service Mr. and Mrs. Moffat (Romsey), case cutlery. Mr. and Mrs. James M'Donald, pair of bronze statuettes. Mr. Geo. Stewart, bronze red stand. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gourlay, case of scent bottles in oak and silver. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Donaldson, handsome Japanese vases. Mrs. and Miss Juno, beautiful claret jug, mounted in silver. Master Louis Esson, silver table napkin ring and table crystal. Master Francis Brown (Berwick) silver butter cooler. Mr. and Mrs. Murray, silver table napkin rings. Miss Nellie M'Gregor, wall pocket. Mr. and Mrs. Mills-Thomson, bracket and ornaments. Miss Mills, hair ornaments. Miss Middle ton, silver butter knife. Mr. and Mrs. George Brown (Berwick), handsome case in oak mounted in silver liqueur. George Brown, Francis Paterson Brown19
  • 23 Oct 1901: Mr. James Gibb, of "Melville Park," Berwick, President of the Royal Agricultural Society, and Mrs. Gibb, have issued invitations to a large number of friends for luncheon and high tea on Friday, November 1st. The majority of the guests will be coming from the city, and extensive preparations are being made for their reception and entertainment. Berwick will be quite en fete on that day, some eighty visitors being expected, and a drive through Old Narre Warren and some of the other beauty spots in the district, being, we believe, part of the programme. James Gibb20

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Esson, Thomas Louis Buvelot (1878–1943)
... Esson's personal life had been less successful. He had no memory of his father and was unflattering about his mother whom he considered flighty and economically irresponsible. She married twice in Australia to Victorian graziers before her death in 1932 at Shepparton. The only child of these marriages and her favourite son, Francis (Frank) Paterson Brown (d.1928), became a sporting journalist and an aspiring dramatist.21

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Yuille_Martin
    Owner: JeffYuille69.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: (VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), B 316 007.
  4. [S334] Newspaper (Scotland) - The Dundee Courier & Argus, 9 Oct 1877, p6.
  5. [S333] Newspaper (England) - London Evening Standard (London), 10 Oct 1877, p1.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Great Britain, Select Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988
    Record ID 9880::34089
    Tho'S Hesson - Gender Male - Age 34 (Birth Date 1845) - Death Date 19 Jun 1879 - Death Place Merchant Marine, At Sea, Great Britain.
  7. [S187] FamilySearch ""Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT86-S6T: 10 June 2020), Tho's Hesson, 1879.
    Crew Member (F'Man) on ship Stentor. Merchant Marine."
  8. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Jan 1887, p1.
  10. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  11. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Brown-Paterson-Calder-Glover-Chibnall-Stewart Family Tree
    Owner: Laura Brown.
  12. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "year is 1908 - newspaper writes about marriage in 1898."
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 13 Aug 1898, p55.
  14. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Yuille_Martin - Owner: JeffYuille69.
  15. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Aug 1932, p1.
  18. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Parish: Inveresk; ED: 5; Page: 24; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1861_130."
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Oct 1889, p11.
  20. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 23 Oct 1901, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70047880
  21. [S55] ADB online, online https://adb.anu.edu.au/, D. R. Walker, 'Esson, Thomas Louis Buvelot (1878–1943)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/…, published in hardcopy 1981, accessed online 15 June 2014.
Last Edited27 Mar 2023

Francis Paterson Brown

M, #2715, b. 13 Nov 1887, d. 26 Nov 1928
Father*George Brown b. abt 1834, d. 29 Dec 1896
Mother*Mary Jane Paterson b. 2 Jan 1855, d. 30 Jul 1932
Birth*13 Nov 1887 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B732/1888.1 
Birth-Notice17 Nov 1887 BROWN. - On the 13th inst., at Berwick, the wife of George Brown, of a son.2 
Land-Berwick*16 Nov 1908 BER-Crown-18 (part) tx 583617. Transfer from James Paterson to Francis Paterson Brown. 3a 2r 29p, one piece of land along High Street crn Station Street 727' x 300' and Gibb Street crn Station Street 750' x 200'. This land was valued at £350 in George Brown's inventory, stating that on this land was erected a butcher's shop, long since untenanted, also a chemist shop tenanted.3 
Land-Berwick*20 Jul 1914 BER-Crown-18 (part). Transfer from Francis Paterson Brown to Anne Eliza Wilson. 3a 2r29p.4 
Death*26 Nov 1928 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D17366 (age 41.)5 
Death-Notice*27 Nov 1928 BROWN.-On the 26th November (suddenly), at his residence, 23 Park street, St. Kilda, Frank Paterson, beloved husband of Edith Matilda, devoted father of Stuart, and loved son of Mary Jane Gibb, aged 41 years.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Nov 1887: BROWN.-On the 13th September [sic], at Berwick, the wife of George Brown of a son.7
  • 25 Oct 1889: Paterson—Deans.—The marriage of Miss Lizzie Leslie Deans, daughter of the late Captain Deans, of Aberdeen, with Mr. Hugh Paterson, decorative artist of Collins street, Melbourne, took place last Wednesday evening, October 28, at " Huntly," Camberwell, the residence of Mr. Robert Donaldson, brother-in-law of the bride. The Rev. Mr. Murdock, Presbyterian minister of Camberwell, officiated. The bride wore a handsome gown of cream merveilleux completed with cream net dotted with pearls. An aigrette of jessamine and orange blossoms was worn in the hair. The bridesmaids were Miss Moffat of Romsey, and Miss Collie MacGregor of Hawthorn, Mr. James Paterson, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers of all kinds, arranged in several devices, and tied with ribbons. The guests included a number of relatives of the family, and numerous friends of the bride and bridegroom. Mrs. R. T. Donaldson, sister of the bride, wore an elegant costume of biscuit coloured silk richly embroidered and brightened with trimmings of moss green brocade. Miss Paterson was attired in a stylish vieux rose silk draped with chincilla lace, diamond ornaments were also worn. Miss Elizabeth Paterson, art citron silk, with black Spanish lace. Mrs. George Brown (Berwick), white Indian muslin richly embroidered in gold, and a deep amber silk sash ; gloves and fan to match. Mrs. B. T. Donaldson; fawn faille. Miss Brown, cream Indian silk. Mrs. R. Gartly, black silk and jet. Mrs. Geo Gartly, grey moire. Mrs. Humphrey, black silk and lace. Miss Moffatt, veiux rose liberty silk and moire. Miss McGregor, a pretty gown of liberty silk muslin.
    The list of wedding presents is as follows : —Mr. Tom Humphrey, half brother of the bride, a splendid piano, also two oil paintings by Mr, Humphrey. Mr. J. Ford Paterson, two oil paintings. The Misses Paterson (of Cramond House), beautiful bedroom walnut suite. Mr. Wiliam Stewart (of Sydney, cousin of the bridegroom), diamond bracelet. Mr. James Paterson (of the Terricks), silver entree dishes. Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Paterson, very handsome case of silver fruit knives and forks. Mr. James Paterson silver tea and coffee service. Mr. Geo. Walton, silver card tray. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Donaldson, handsome time-piece. Mr. and Mrs. Gartly, silver mounted salad bowl. Mr. and Mrs. John Boss (Sale), silver fish carvers, Mr. and Mrs. W. Mather; china tea service Mr. and Mrs. Moffat (Romsey), case cutlery. Mr. and Mrs. James M'Donald, pair of bronze statuettes. Mr. Geo. Stewart, bronze red stand. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gourlay, case of scent bottles in oak and silver. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Donaldson, handsome Japanese vases. Mrs. and Miss Juno, beautiful claret jug, mounted in silver. Master Louis Esson, silver table napkin ring and table crystal. Master Francis Brown (Berwick) silver butter cooler. Mr. and Mrs. Murray, silver table napkin rings. Miss Nellie M'Gregor, wall pocket. Mr. and Mrs. Mills-Thomson, bracket and ornaments. Miss Mills, hair ornaments. Miss Middle ton, silver butter knife. Mr. and Mrs. George Brown (Berwick), handsome case in oak mounted in silver liqueur. Mary Jane Paterson, George Brown8
  • 2 Jul 1914: Mr Don Bain has sold on account of Mr Brown, his many properties to Mr Wilson, of Brighton. They include "Shepton" private hospital, Mr Poynter's pharmacy, Mr Marshall's store, and Messrs Anderson and Thomas's residences. Donald Stuart Bain9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Nov 1887, p1.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1016-156 - Francis Paterson Brown of No 257 Beaconsfield Parade South Melbourne Clerk - C/T 3323-520.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3323-520 - Anne Eliza Wilson of "Wilson House" Berwick Widow.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Nov 1928, p1.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Nov 1887, p1.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Oct 1889, p11.
  9. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.), 2 Jul 1914, p2.
Last Edited11 May 2023

Robert Stewart

M, #2716
Marriage* Spouse: Catherine Campbell.
 

Family

Catherine Campbell
Children 1.Margaret Stewart+ b. abt 1827, d. 28 Jul 1884
 2.Susan Stewart+ b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Catherine Campbell

F, #2717
Marriage* Spouse: Robert Stewart.
 
Married NameStewart. 

Family

Robert Stewart
Children 1.Margaret Stewart+ b. abt 1827, d. 28 Jul 1884
 2.Susan Stewart+ b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Susan Stewart

F, #2718, b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Father*Robert Stewart
Mother*Catherine Campbell
Married NameBain. 
Birth*28 Dec 1838 Alloa, Ayrshire, Scotland.1,2 
Marriage*1859 Spouse: Robert Bain. VIC, Australia, #M785/1859.3,4
 
Widow21 Feb 1887Susan Stewart became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Bain.3 
Land-Berwick8 Mar 1888 BER-Crown-18 (part), Railway Road. Transfer from Murdoch McDonald to Susan Bain. 1r 28p.5 
Land-UBeac*22 May 1888 PAK-67. Transfer from George Brown to Susan Bain. 39a 0r 34p.6 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1890 PAK-67. Transfer from Susan Bain to Kate Amelia Croker. 39a 0r 34p.7 
Death*26 Jun 1908 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D6197 (age 68) [par unknown].8 
Death-Notice*27 Jun 1908 BAIN.—On the 26th June, at Heidelberg, Susan, the dearly beloved wife of the late Robert Bain, and dearly beloved mother of Donald St, George A. (Canada), Mrs. W. S. Withers (England), after a long and painful illness, aged 69 years.
BAIN.—The Friends of the late Mrs. ROBERT BAIN are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, the Berwick Cemetery.
The funeral will leave the residence of her son (D.S. Bain), Berwick, on Sunday, the 28th inst., at 3 p.m.9 
Death-Notice29 Jun 1908 BAIN.—On the 26th June, at Heidelberg, Susan, the dearly beloved wife of the late Robert Bain, of Berwick, and dearly beloved mother of Donald S., George A., and Mr. W. S. Withers, after a long and painful illness, aged 69 years.10 
Probate (Will)*4 Nov 1908 108/879. Susan Bain, Residence: Berwick, Occupation: Widow. At the time of her death Susan Bain owned two vacant allotments near Berwick Railway Station, valued at £40.11 
Land-Note*18 Dec 1908 BER-Crown-18 (part). Memo No 42598 Duncan Robert McGregor of Queen Street Melbourne Wine and Spirit Merchant and Hector McKenzie Sutherland of Dandenong Retired Bank Manager are registered as Proprietors of the within described land as Executors to whom probate of the will of Susan Bain (who died on the 26th day of June 1908) was granted 4th day of November 1908.12 
Land-Berwick*30 Apr 1909 BER-Crown-18 (part), Railway Road. Transfer from Susan Bain to John Hemmings. 1r 28p.13 

Grave

  • Plot 5-001 A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia14

Family

Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Children 1.Kate Campbell Bain b. abt 1860, d. 4 Oct 1900
 2.Jane Hudson Bain b. 1861, d. Jun 1926
 3.Margaret Ann Stewart Bain b. 1863, d. 28 Feb 1891
 4.James Bain+ b. 1865, d. 15 Jan 1908
 5.Robert R Bain b. 1867, d. 18 Jan 1902
 6.Harry Wilson Bain b. 1870, d. 1 Apr 1902
 7.George Alexander Bain b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1936
 8.Edwin Clarence Bain b. 1873, d. 3 Jul 1875
 9.Susan Stewart Bain b. 1875, d. 21 Dec 1876
 10.McCulloch Stewart (Jock) Bain b. 1877, d. 19 Jan 1908
 11.Donald Stuart Bain b. 23 Jul 1880, d. 24 Jan 1937

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 Sep 1882: THE BERWICK PARTY. The most successful local party of the season was held at Berwick on Friday last, when about a hundred ladies and gentlemen responded to the invitation of Mr and Mrs George Brown, to assemble at a private party. The evening was very wet, but as the ample accommodation of Border Hotel was brought into requisition, lots of room was found for everyone in a very comfortable way. The impression that my wife and I formed was a very happy one, and I am prepared to talk about it "till further orders," as the saving goes.
    Mr and Mrs Bain were in the most amiable humour and remained so all the evening. It may also be remarked that Mr Bain gallantly stayed up till four in the morning— without going off to sleep—a feat never before attained by that gentleman under any circumstances. He entertained the elderly gentlemen in a a side parlor with scientific subjects and scientific philosophy (including remarks on the origin of species) and galavanted about the ball room in a most frisky manner. His exuberance reached a climax when the band played the Highland Fling. Then he joined the vigorous exercise because he couldn't restrain himself, and with Mrs A. Dunbar for a vis-a-vis, fairly eclipsed every thing hitherto seen in line of "flings". He "flung" his figure about until the musicians panted for breath. There were others engaged in the dance, but they are not to be spoken of in the same breath. Mr Thomas Henderson, Mr D. Crichton, Miss J. Bain, and others, had a turn at it, while the rest of the company looked on with pleased delight. I could not observe that anyone in the company thought himself or herself, as the case might be, too good to mix with anyone else present, and I mention this as it struck me as an unpardonable breach of the usual "society" etiquette. Nevertheless it pleased me, and lots of other good judges too, to notice it. This genial, sociable, condition of things was commuented upon favorably by several gentlemen who made speeches during the night ; by Mr J. Gibb, M.L A., the Rev Mr Martin, and Mr Charles Hill, who were all in the most happy speechmaking humor.
    The large drawing room upstairs was devoted to card parties and music, vocal and instrumental, and was a pleasant resort through the evening It was too cold to go out on the balconies, so no one ventured there— also an uncommon element at "society" gatherings. This is a stern fact ! The supper and refreshment tables were laid out in such form that it was difficult not to forget oneselves, and to remember where to draw a fashionable line on the question of appetite: The refreshments, of endless variety, were splendidly served, and did Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Bain the greatest credit.
    An excellent string band (Professor Boom's) discoursed the dance music in first-class style and selected the latest and most approved waltzes and quadrilles. Dancing alternated with vocal music by several ladies and gentlemen, was kept up with enthusiasm until five o'clock in the morning, and no one seemed to get tired. If they did, they declined to acknowledge it.
    A note of thanks to Mr and Mrs Brown, for their grand entertainment, and to Mr George Brown, Junior, who was most successful in administering to everyone's enjoyment, and to Mr and Mrs Bain, for their successful efforts on the occasion, were all passed with acclamation. Mr. Gibb, the Rev. Mr Martin and Mr C. Hill, proposed the votes in pleasant speeches referring specially to the recovery of Mr Brown, from his late illness. Mr Gibb, of course alluded to the charms of the fair youth and beauty present, and drew visions of future happy unions from the party. Mr Martin made a capital speech, and Mr Hall a charactaristic one—on the sociable nature of the party—a speech decidedly to the point, which amused everybody. Mr G. Brown, junior made a suitable performance, and was delighted that their efforts had been successful in causing their guests to spend a pleasant evening; hoping also that the assemblage would favor them on future occasions with their presence. People grew hoarse then with singing "Jolly good fellows," and the like. I want to know when the next is to be ? I'm ready no to don the "war-paint" again for another such spree.
    By-the-bye, I hear that another leading resident is making out a list of invitations, and I look forward to something pretty good too. " Auld Lang Syne " was how they finished it, and when the time came I was sorry, for one, and so was my "better-half." George Brown, Margaret Brown, George Brown Robert Bain15
  • 12 Oct 1887: BERWICK LICENSING COURT, FRIDAY, October 7, 1887. Before Messrs. Hare (Chairman), Shuter and Hare; P.M.'s.
    The application of Susan Bain to be appointed agent, as widow of the late Robert Bain, to carry on the business till the end of the year in respect of the Border hotel was granted.16
  • 10 Dec 1890: BERWICK LICENSING COURT; FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 1890. Renewals. The following renewals were granted: Susan Bain, Border hotel, Berwick, assessment £195, no reduction.17
  • 14 Dec 1898: PUBLICANS' LICENCES were granted to the following: Susan Bain, Border Hotel, Berwick.18
  • 18 Dec 1907: DANDENONG Police Court Tuesday, December 17. LICENSING COURT. Before Messrs Harris., Smallman and Homes, P.Ms.
    The following renewals of victualler's licence were granted: Berwick — Susan Bain, Border Hotel, Berwick.19
  • 23 Mar 1908: APPLICATION for TRANSFER of LICENSE From ONE PERSON to ANOTHER. To the Licensing Court for the Licensing District of Dandenong.
    I, Susan Bain, the holder of the licensed victualler's license for the house and premises known as the Border Hotel, situate at Berwick, do hereby give notice, that it is my intention to APPLY to the licensing magistrates, holding the licensing meeting at Dandenong, on Tuesday, the 31st day of March, 1908, to TRANSFER the said license to Albert Birchinall Steele, of Berwick aforesaid.
    Given under my hand this twentieth day of March, A.D. 1908. SUSAN BAIN.
    And I, the said Albert Birchinall Steele, do hereby apply for the said transfer.
    Given under my hand this twentieth day of March, A.D. 1908. ALBERT B. STEELE.
    Jeffrey Macpherson, Dandenong, solicitor for the said applicant. Albert Birchinall Steele20
  • 24 Jun 1908: District News. BERWICK.
    An interesting little ceremony took place by the kind permission of Mr. Allen, manager of the Commeridal Bank, at his private quarters in the bank, on Friday evening 12th inst. The committee of Mrs. Bain's testimonial fund had issued invitations for a public presentation to that lady, but on account of her illness it had to be postponed. The committee considering the state of Mrs. Bain's health and the uncertainty of when she might return to Berwick from Heidelberg, where she is at present staying, unanimously decided to make the presentation through her youngest son Mr. D. S. Bain, and hence met as above for that purpose. Those present were Cr. Wilson and Messrs. J. B. Pearson, G. W. Martin, J. Holt, M. Fritzlaff, H. Walstab, and A. Smith. Messrs A'Beckett and Lyon being unable to attend sent information to that effect.
    Cr. Wilson in a few well chosen remarks presented an illuminated address and tea and coffee service to Mr. Bain; regretting that his mother was not able to be there in person to receive them. He was sure he was only voicing the opinion of the members of committee, and the subsribers generally when he said they were sorry that the state of Mrs. Bain's health prohibited her being with them that evening, but they all hoped to soon see her amongst them again in renewed health. Mrs. Bain has for over 50 years been identified with Berwick, during that time has always taken a deep interest in the place, being noted for her deeds of charity and sympathy, in all measures inangurated for the welfare of the district. He would not say more, but expressed the hope that Mrs. Bain with restored health would soon be in Berwick again which she loves so well.
    Mr. Bain in reply said he was sure no one regretted more than his mother at not being present that evening, to receive such a handsome testimonial, as she had been looking forward to once more meeting her friends in Berwick. He thanked Cr. Wilson for the kind manner in which he had spoken of his mother, and the subscribers generally for the very fine service of plate and address. He would not fail to convey to his mother the kindly feelings of the committee and their hopes of soon seeing her amongst them. The address and plate will be on view for a few days in the window of Mr. R. H. Moore's drapery establishment in High street.21
  • 4 Dec 1908: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5. (TO-MORROW). At Three o'clock (Shortly After the arrival of Half-past One Train from Prince's-bridge).
    Of VALUABLE FREEHOLD BERWICK HOTEL, SMALL FARM, SHOPS, and TOWN ALLOTMENTS, SITUATE at BERWICK.
    By Order of Messrs. D. R. McGREGOR and H.H. SUTHERLAND, Executors in the Estate of the Late ROBERT and SUSAN BAIN.
    Terms:-ONE-FOURTH CASH, BALANCE WITHIN 3 MONTHS WITHOUT INTEREST.
    Further Particulars from TUCKETT and STYLES (Arthur Tuckett, late of Gemmell, Tuckett, and Co. J. W. Styles), late of Graham and Styles), auctioneers, 359 Collins-street, In conjunction with D. S. BAIN and Co., property salesmen, Berwick.22

Citations

  1. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    birth date from gravestone.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, McDermid Family Tree Owner: Eleanor Robertson
    birth date & place.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Chalmers et al Family Tree Owner: James Chalmers
    gives marriage date as 21 Dec 1858.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1036-058 - Susan Bain of Berwick Widow.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1129-719 - George Brown to Susan Bain of Berwick Hotelkeeper.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1129-719 - Susan Bain to Kate Amelia Croker of 314 Albert Street Married Woman Melbourne.
  8. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Jun 1908, p13.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Jun 1908, p1.
  11. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0002, 108/879; VPRS 28/P0000, 108/879; VPRS 7591/P0002, 108/879.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1036-058 - Memo No 42598 Duncan Robert McGregor of Queen Street Melbourne Wine and Spirit Merchant and Hector McKenzie Sutherland of Dandenong Retired Bank Manager are registered as Proprietors of the within described land as Executors to whom probate of the will of Susan Bain (who died on the 26th day of June 1908) was granted 4th day of November 1908.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1036-058 - John Hemmings of Dandenong Gentleman.
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-001     Bain     Edward Clarence     M     05/07/1875     50
    5-001-B     Bain     Robert     M     56     25/02/1887     180
    5-001-B     Bain     Susan S.     F          28/06/1908     438
    5-001-A     Legget     Catherine C.F     40     6/10/1900     344.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 13 Sep 1882, p3.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 12 Oct 1887, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70029588
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 10 Dec 1890, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70398436
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 14 Dec 1898, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70021068
  19. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 18 Dec 1907, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66147011
  20. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 23 Mar 1908, p12
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10656004
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 24 Jun 1908, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66147912
  22. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 4 Dec 1908, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10174339
Last Edited4 Apr 2023

Robert Bain

M, #2719, b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Birth*18 Mar 1831 Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Baptism Date: 3 Apr 1831 (par James BAIN & Jane HUDSON.)1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMar 1855 To Port Phillip Bay, VIC, Australia. Ship George Marshall sailing from London
Age 23. Travelling with Herbert BAIN, age 21.3,4 
Marriage*1859 Spouse: Susan Stewart. VIC, Australia, #M785/1859.1,5
 
Land-Berwick19 Aug 1869Selection: BER-Town S15-2. 0a 2r 0p - bought for seven pounds and five shillings.6 
Land-Berwick*31 Oct 1871Selection: BER-Subn-26B. 1a 2r 21p.7 
Land-UBeac*22 Mar 1875Selection: PAK-68. 49a 0r 0p - Land File 129/19.20.
On crown grant application on 7 May 1879 Bain stated: ".. that the land is so very poor that to touch it would unfit it for anything, so cut down the scrub, burned it off, and sown it down with English grass, but which is doing very bad." He also avoided the issue of residence on his selection by stating - "Relative to the 5th Clause. Being within 5 miles of my residence, and to have resided upon it, would have sacrificed the education of my children."8,9 
Land-Note*22 Mar 1875 PAK-68. Berwick, 22nd March 1875
Sir, I beg to forward you my application for 49 1/2 acres of land which I have repeged. Will you be kind enough to let me know the amount of the survey fees and I will at once forward it.
I am informed Mr Whitelaw is to survey Mr Lawes, as it is near to what I have selected he may be able to do mine at the same time, also Mr Crossman's so please let me know by return post the fees, and oblige
Yours very truly. Robert Bain
PS Mr Robertson will [also want] it as soon as you can send him instructions. R.B.10 
Land-Note5 Apr 1875 PAK-68. Berwick, 5/4/1875
Sir, Your notice relative to payment of survey fees I have duly received and have by this mail instructed Mr Mc Lean of 11 Swanston Street Melbourne to pay. On receiving the receipt I will at once forward it to show you it has been paid but you may depend upon them being paid tomorrow (Tuesday)
My principal reason for writing you is to draw your attention to a mistake in the form sent as it states that it is for survey fees 49 acres Parish of Gembrook when it is in the Parish of Pakenham. ... please rectify the mistake and oblige yours very truly Robert Bain.10 
Land-Note30 Oct 1875 PAK-68. Berwick, 30 October 1875
Sir, I beg to inform you that it is my intention to give up business as a Publican and reside upon the land.
Your attention will oblige yours respectfully Robert Bain.10 
Land-Berwick15 Feb 1878 BER-Crown-18 (tx 68793). Transfer from James Gibb to Robert Bain. 3r 39p - see C/T 1016-151 (acreage later amended) - now corner Gloucester Avenue and Reserve Street.11 
Land-Berwick*29 Sep 1880 BER-Town S15-2. Transfer from Robert Bain to Agnes Grant. 0a 2r 0p.12 
Death*21 Feb 1887 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D487 (Age 55) [par James BAIN & Jane HUDSON].1 
Death-Notice*25 Feb 1887 BAIN.—On the 21th inst, at his residence, Berwick, Robert, the dearly beloved husband of Susan Bain, age 55 years.
THE funeral of the late ROBERT BAIN of Berwick, will move from his late residence, THIS DAY (Friday) at 2 p.m.13 
Probate (Will)*2 Jun 1887 34/327. Hotelkeeper. At the time of his death he owned the freehold property situated at Beaconsfield, containing 49 acres, being Lot 68, Parish of Pakenham, enclosed with post and rail fence. No other improvements, valued at £3 per acre.14 
Land-Berwick*22 Jul 1887 BER-Subn-26B / BER-Crown-18 (part). Transfer from Robert Bain to Duncan Robert McGregor Hector McKenzie Sutherland. Proprietors as executors.15 
Land-UBeac*20 Jun 1890 PAK-68. Transfer from Robert Bain to Kate Amelia Croker. 49a 0r 0p.16 
Land-Berwick*5 Apr 1910 BER-Crown-18 (tx 68793). Transfer from Robert Bain to Richard Grice. 3r 39p - see C/T 1016-151 (acreage later amended) - now corner Gloucester Avenue and Reserve Street - transferred by executors.17 

Grave

  • Plot 5-001 A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia18

Family

Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Children 1.Kate Campbell Bain b. abt 1860, d. 4 Oct 1900
 2.Jane Hudson Bain b. 1861, d. Jun 1926
 3.Margaret Ann Stewart Bain b. 1863, d. 28 Feb 1891
 4.James Bain+ b. 1865, d. 15 Jan 1908
 5.Robert R Bain b. 1867, d. 18 Jan 1902
 6.Harry Wilson Bain b. 1870, d. 1 Apr 1902
 7.George Alexander Bain b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1936
 8.Edwin Clarence Bain b. 1873, d. 3 Jul 1875
 9.Susan Stewart Bain b. 1875, d. 21 Dec 1876
 10.McCulloch Stewart (Jock) Bain b. 1877, d. 19 Jan 1908
 11.Donald Stuart Bain b. 23 Jul 1880, d. 24 Jan 1937

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Sep 1861: FOR SALE, the BERWICK HOTEL with a Farm containing 160 acres of good land, in one lot or three, fronting the main Gipps Land road, 26 miles from Melbourne. For particulars apply to Mr R. Walker, storekeeper, corner Flinders-lane and Swanston street, Melbourne; or Mr R Bain, Border Hotel, township Berwick.19
  • 12 Feb 1863: Petty Sessions Appointed : Berwick to be a place whereat a Court of Petty Sessions shall be holden, under the authority of the Act 3 William IV. No. 3, sec. 17, for the purposes mentioned in the Acts relating to roads, and has approved of the Office of the Berwick District Road Board as a place for holding such court.20
  • 22 Aug 1863: THE GAZETTE. The following notifications appeared in last night's Gazette;
    APPOINTMENTS.
    Thomas Eggleton, to be a manager of the Berwick Town Common, vice Robert Bain, resigned. Thomas Eggleton21
  • 13 Sep 1882: THE BERWICK PARTY. The most successful local party of the season was held at Berwick on Friday last, when about a hundred ladies and gentlemen responded to the invitation of Mr and Mrs George Brown, to assemble at a private party. The evening was very wet, but as the ample accommodation of Border Hotel was brought into requisition, lots of room was found for everyone in a very comfortable way. The impression that my wife and I formed was a very happy one, and I am prepared to talk about it "till further orders," as the saving goes.
    Mr and Mrs Bain were in the most amiable humour and remained so all the evening. It may also be remarked that Mr Bain gallantly stayed up till four in the morning— without going off to sleep—a feat never before attained by that gentleman under any circumstances. He entertained the elderly gentlemen in a a side parlor with scientific subjects and scientific philosophy (including remarks on the origin of species) and galavanted about the ball room in a most frisky manner. His exuberance reached a climax when the band played the Highland Fling. Then he joined the vigorous exercise because he couldn't restrain himself, and with Mrs A. Dunbar for a vis-a-vis, fairly eclipsed every thing hitherto seen in line of "flings". He "flung" his figure about until the musicians panted for breath. There were others engaged in the dance, but they are not to be spoken of in the same breath. Mr Thomas Henderson, Mr D. Crichton, Miss J. Bain, and others, had a turn at it, while the rest of the company looked on with pleased delight. I could not observe that anyone in the company thought himself or herself, as the case might be, too good to mix with anyone else present, and I mention this as it struck me as an unpardonable breach of the usual "society" etiquette. Nevertheless it pleased me, and lots of other good judges too, to notice it. This genial, sociable, condition of things was commuented upon favorably by several gentlemen who made speeches during the night ; by Mr J. Gibb, M.L A., the Rev Mr Martin, and Mr Charles Hill, who were all in the most happy speechmaking humor.
    The large drawing room upstairs was devoted to card parties and music, vocal and instrumental, and was a pleasant resort through the evening It was too cold to go out on the balconies, so no one ventured there— also an uncommon element at "society" gatherings. This is a stern fact ! The supper and refreshment tables were laid out in such form that it was difficult not to forget oneselves, and to remember where to draw a fashionable line on the question of appetite: The refreshments, of endless variety, were splendidly served, and did Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Bain the greatest credit.
    An excellent string band (Professor Boom's) discoursed the dance music in first-class style and selected the latest and most approved waltzes and quadrilles. Dancing alternated with vocal music by several ladies and gentlemen, was kept up with enthusiasm until five o'clock in the morning, and no one seemed to get tired. If they did, they declined to acknowledge it.
    A note of thanks to Mr and Mrs Brown, for their grand entertainment, and to Mr George Brown, Junior, who was most successful in administering to everyone's enjoyment, and to Mr and Mrs Bain, for their successful efforts on the occasion, were all passed with acclamation. Mr. Gibb, the Rev. Mr Martin and Mr C. Hill, proposed the votes in pleasant speeches referring specially to the recovery of Mr Brown, from his late illness. Mr Gibb, of course alluded to the charms of the fair youth and beauty present, and drew visions of future happy unions from the party. Mr Martin made a capital speech, and Mr Hall a charactaristic one—on the sociable nature of the party—a speech decidedly to the point, which amused everybody. Mr G. Brown, junior made a suitable performance, and was delighted that their efforts had been successful in causing their guests to spend a pleasant evening; hoping also that the assemblage would favor them on future occasions with their presence. People grew hoarse then with singing "Jolly good fellows," and the like. I want to know when the next is to be ? I'm ready no to don the "war-paint" again for another such spree.
    By-the-bye, I hear that another leading resident is making out a list of invitations, and I look forward to something pretty good too. " Auld Lang Syne " was how they finished it, and when the time came I was sorry, for one, and so was my "better-half." George Brown, Margaret Brown, George Brown Susan Bain22
  • 10 Dec 1884: BERWICK LICENSING COURT. DECMBER 5, 1884. .... Applications for the renewal of publican's licenses were granted to the following persons:-Robert Bain, Border hotel; Mary A. Kay, Gippsland hotel; Anne Milne, Bush inn; Catherine Bourke, Bourke's hotel; Arthur H. Somner, Beaconsfield hotel; Hubert Lenne, Pine Grove hotel. A billiard table license was granted to Mary A. Kay. Hubert Lenné, Arthur Hay Somner Ann Milne23
  • 2 Mar 1887: DEATH OF MR. R. BAIN OF BERWICK. Everybody who knew the late Mr. R. Bain, of Berwick, whose death we chronicle elsewhere, will read the announcement with regret. He was a genial, open-hearted; good-natured man, of whom we have never heard any person say an ill word. He was naturally of a kind and generous disposition, and generally esteemed and respected. The funeral, which took place on Friday last, was, as might be expected, very largely attended by persons from far and near, although the weather was such as but few have ever seen before. Shortly after the funeral cortege started rain began to fall in a perfect torrent, and continued until some time after the burial ceremony was completed. During the ceremony at the grave the rainfall was something fearful, yet all present stood it with the greatest calmness. The Rev. J. Martin performed the funeral rites amid a very heavy fall of rain—such as we have not seen for many years—if ever. Deceased was born in Falkirk, Scotland, in 1831, and therefore at his death was about 55. He began his career in life as an apprentice to the drapery business, but he acquired a natural love for the cultivation of flowers and took to the business of florist and gardener; and so well did he succeed that, as a boy of fifteen, he won many prizes at the Edinburgh shows. He arrived in Melbourne in 1857 and commenced storekeeping in Berwick in 1858. He was appointed postmaster, and retained the office for sixteen years. When he first took the position there was but one mail a week, but when he gave it up there were two mail a day. He also opened the Border hotel. In every movement originated for the advancement of the district he either was in the front or lending a helping hand. He was connected with the school board from the beginning up to his death. Until his health failed a few years ago he was very energetic in keeping "The Border" a model hotel, with the aid of his better half, always studying the comfort of visitors, and making them feel as much at home as possible. He will be missed by many for years to come.24
  • 16 Mar 1887: THE LATE ROBERT BAIN.
    At the close of a funeral sermon preached in the Presbyterian Church, Berwick, on Sunday, 6th inst., from the text, I Kings, xiii c., 30 v., the Rev. John Martin made the following remarks with reference to the late Mr. Robert Bain: "To-day it is my painful task to notice the decease of one who, if he had been alive, would have delighted to speak of himself as one of the old identities of the place. For a long time he has been one of yourselves, and, though not removed in a ripe old age, he has gone away old enough to remind those whom he has left behind that they must soon take the road after him. I make no lengthened panegyrie on him. To indulge in that would be to violate the principals which my text. so beautifully illustrates. There were many attractions about the man, however, which we cannot fail to notice before we drop the curtain over him. He was a man who delighted in every public movement. Connected with school, with Mechanic's Institute, with Cemetery, with eveiything that concerned the township; he was always ready to do his part, and, thoiugh latterly he could not help with his presence, his interest remained as keen as ever. He was pssessed of a rare simplicity of spirit; and, although he made little show or pretence, did many kindly things in a quiet way which reflected great honor on his heart. Even within the last few days I have discovered many actions of this sort, and I know of one action especially which I 'shall never forget, showing a delicacy of sensibility that is only too rare among us. Scandal, whether to hear or to utter, was abhorrent to him. He was full of humanity toward all, ever ready to give honor to whom honor was due, and help them who were in need. His end came peacefully and was such as we could wish our own to be. His friends were pleased to see him so conscious, so aware of what was coming, and anxious to pray and be prayed with. So what more shall I say? He, too, was our brother. Let us think of him kindly, think of him humanly, think of him hopefully. I He is now in the keeping of One whose charity is far greater than ours is or will ever be. Let him rest there, while we go forward, acting and judging in the spirit of that humanity which dictated the prophet's lament - 'Alas, my brother !25
  • 5 Nov 1887: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22. Twelve O'clock Noon. BERWICK. Mountain Residence Site, Dominating the whole District, Including a Magnificent Fern Gully.
    49 ACRES Of LAND
    Accessible to Three Railway Stations by an Easily Graded Road. Executors' Sale.
    John BUCHAN and Co are instructed by D. R. M'Gregor and H. M. Sutherland, Esqs., executors under the will of the late Mr Robert Bain, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at their rooms, 37 Queen street, on Tuesday, 22nd November, at twelve o clock noon,
    That exceedingly desirable MOUNTAIN HOME SITE, containing about 49 ACRES of LAND, having a frontage to the main Government road of 11 chains and being Crown Allotment 68, parish of Pakenham, county of Mornington.
    This superb block of land is unequalled for picturesqueness of situation, and for the grandeur and loveliness of its surroundings overlooking, as it does, a panorama of immense extent and singular beauty, comprising mountain, valley, forest, and marine scenery the Dandenong and Gembrook Ranges, and the gentler eminences of Berwick and Beaconsfield, the townships of Cranbourne and Frankston, including the waters of Westernport and Port Phillip Bays, and a fine expanse of undulating and thickly-timbered country in the hollows.
    Upon the estate is a CHARMING FERNTREE GULLY at the head of which stands the Hermitage, a spot marked out by nature for the site of a mansion or villa residence, or of a sylvan retreat in which the fortunate owner would find a perpetual feast for the eye. An atmosphere of fragrance, a sentiment of complete repose, and sources of health, invigoration, and refreshment only to be met with in the pure and bracing mountain air, while at the same time exempt from any feeling of solitude, the estate being equi-distant from Narree Warren, Berwick, and Beaconsfield railway stations and only four miles from Berwick, by an eaily-graded road, while it adjoins the residence of Mr Pegler, and is near the mountain retreats of Professor Halford and Messrs. A'Beckett, Morris, and Elms, and Mrs. Lawes, so that while it is secluded from the busy world it is not out of the reach of agreeable and intellectual society, and within two hours of Melbourne.
    Mr Bain, of the Border Hotel, Berwick, will be glad to direct intending purchasers to the ground.
    Terms-Quarter cash, balance 3, 6, and 12 months, at 5 per cent.
    Title Crown grant, at Messrs. Brahe and Gair, solicitors to the estate, No 3 St. James Buildings, William-street.26
  • 5 Jun 1888: THIS DAY. At Twelve O'Clock Noon. BEACONSFIELD. MOUNTAIN RESIDENCE SITE, Dominating the Whole District, and Including a MAGNIFICENT FERN GULLY (Known as BAIN'S FERNTREE GULLY), Accessible to Three Railway Stations by Easy Graded Roads.
    EXECUTOR'S SALE. JOHN BUCHAN and Co. are instructed by D. R. M'Gregor and H M Sutherland, Esqs., executors under the will of the late Mr Robert Bain, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at their rooms, 37 Queen street, on TUESDAY, JUNE 5, At Twelve O'clock Noon, That exceedingly desirable property, containing by admeasurement 82 ACRES and 34 PERCHES, being Crown Sections 67 and 68, parish of Pakenham, and situated in the fashionable suburb of Beaconsfield, and in close proximity to the well known residences of Professor Halford, Professor Morris, Mrs Lawes, Mr. Goff, E. F. A'Beckett, and the well known Beaconsfield sanatorium.
    It is equidistant three miles from the Beaconsfield and Berwick railway stations. A special train runs to and from Melbourne daily, and runs in one hour. A forest sanctuary and mountain home, combining seclusion with the command of an expanse of land scape scenery rivalling some of the most famous prospects in the Spanish Pyrenees and the Italian Appenines, with the additional charm of a brook of spring water sparkling through a ferntree bower of exquisite beauty, diffusing freshness and coolness in an atmosphere of fragrance and healthfullness.
    Full directions to intending purchasers can be obtained at Bain's Border Hotel, Berwick.
    Terms—Quarter cash, balance 3, 6, and 12 months, at 5 per cent.
    Title, Crown certificates, at Messrs Brahe and Gair, solicitors to the estate, No 3 St. James's Buildings. William street.27
  • 29 Apr 1899: Death of brother: BAIN. — On the 7th April, at the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, James, the dearly beloved husband of Annie Bain, Salisbury-grove, Northcote, and brother of the late Robert Bain, of Berwick, aged 43 years.28
  • 21 Jul 1931: LAND LEASED FOR 500 YEARS.
    DANDENONG. Monday. - At the monthly meeting of the Berwick Shire Council a letter was received from the shire solicitors, Messrs Home and Wilkinson, stating that part of a Crown allotment was in the name of Robert Bain of Berwick and was leased on August 8, 1878, to James Gibb, Henry Searle, David Stewart Lindsay, and Thomas Cornelius Camm from January 1, 1878, for a term of 500 years thence ensuing, at a yearly rental of 1/, payable on December 1 each year if demanded.29

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Robert Bain, Birth Date: 18 Mar 1831, Baptism Date: 3 Apr 1831, , Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland, Father: James Bain, Mother: Jane Hudson.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, McDermid Family Tree Owner: Eleanor Robertson.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923
    R Bain, Age 26, arrived Mar 1855 on "George Marshall."
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Chalmers et al Family Tree Owner: James Chalmers
    gives marriage date as 21 Dec 1858.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 352-641 - Robert Bain of Berwick.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 469-780 Robert Bain of Berwick.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Robert Bain of Berwick Grazier. Dated 2 Dec 1878.
    [Note: this is curious as there is still correspondence in May 1879 re fulfilling the conditions of the lease]
  9. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). VPRS 626/1556 Land File 129/19.20.
  10. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). 129/19.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1000-992 - C/T 1016-151 - Robert Bain of Berwick County of Mornington Hotelkeeper.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 352-641 - Agnes Grant of Berwick - C/T 1204-709.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Feb 1887, p1.
  14. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria).
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 469-780 Duncan Robert McGregor of Queens Street, Melbourne, Wine and Spirit Merchant and Hector McKenzie Sutherland, of Dandenong Banker, registered as proprietors as Executors of the will of Robert Bain.
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Executors of Robert Bain's Will (Duncan Robert Mc Gregor of Queen Street Melbourne, Wine and Spirit Merchant and Hector McKenzie Sutherland, of Dandenong, Banker) to Kate Amelia Croker, of 314 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Married Woman.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1016-151 - Richard Grice of Berwick Grazier.
  18. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-001     Bain     Edward Clarence     M     05/07/1875     50
    5-001-B     Bain     Robert     M     56     25/02/1887     180
    5-001-B     Bain     Susan S.     F          28/06/1908     438
    5-001-A     Legget     Catherine C.F     40     6/10/1900     344.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Sep 1861, p8.
  20. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 12 Feb 1863, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154968025
  21. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 22 Aug 1863, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/6488389
  22. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 13 Sep 1882, p3.
  23. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 10 Dec 1884, p3.
  24. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 2 Mar 1887, p3.
  25. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 16 Mar 1887, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70027984
  26. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Nov 1887, p16.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 5 Jun 1888, p2.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 29 Apr 1899, p44
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196511039
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Jul 1931, p11.
Last Edited7 Jan 2023

Jane Hudson Bain

F, #2720, b. 1861, d. Jun 1926
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1861 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B17722.1 
Marriage*4 Oct 1886 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #M7238/1886, Jean Hudson BAIN & Walter Seward WITHERS.2
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Mar 1887 WITHERS—BAIN.—On the 4th October, at the residence of Jas. Robinson, Esq., Geelong, Walter S. Withers to Jean H. Bain, both of Berwick.3 
Note13 Jun 1887 #B17090/1887 (par Walter Stewart WITHERS & Jean Hudson BAIN) - as Maggie Stewart WITHERS, Birth registered at Brun, Australia.4 
Note*27 Jun 1908 Lived in England at the time of her mother's death - Mrs WS Withers.5 
Death*Jun 1926 Andover, Hampshire, England, Jun Q 1926 (Andover) 02c 251 (Age 62) - as Jane Hudson Withers.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Jun 1887: WITHERS.—On the 13th inst., at Berwick, the wife of Walter S. Withers of a daughter.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M7238/1886, Jean Hudson BAIN & Walter Seward WITHERS."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 24 Mar 1887, p47
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63224955
  4. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B17090/1887 (par Walter Stewart WITHERS & Jean Hudson BAIN) - as Maggie Stewart WITHERS, Birth registered at Brun, Australia."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Jun 1908, p13.
  6. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Jun Q 1926 (Andover) 02c 251 (Age 62) - as Jane Hudson Withers."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 20 Jun 1887, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7938781
Last Edited24 Aug 2022

Margaret Ann Stewart Bain

F, #2721, b. 1863, d. 28 Feb 1891
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1863 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B6411.1 
Marriage-Notice*30 Nov 1889 CHAMPION—BAIN.—On the 13th inst., at the Presbyterian Church, Berwick, by the Rev. R. Rock, assisted by the Rev. J. Martin, Charles Allen, second son of the late B. Champion, of Swanston-street, Melbourne, to Maggie, third daughter of the late Robt. Bain, of Berwick.2 
Death*28 Feb 1891 Te Anau, Liddiard Street, Auburn, VIC, Australia, #D2029 (Age 27) — as CHAMPION.3 
Death-Notice*2 Mar 1891 CHAMPION.—On the 28th ult., at Te Anau, Liddiard-street, Auburn, Maggie Ann Stewart, the beloved wife of C. A. Champion, aged 28 years.
THE friends of Mr C A CHAMPION, of the Queen's Arms, Swanston-street, are informed that the remains of his late wife will be interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, Te Anau, Liddard street Auburn, THIS DAY (Monday, the 2nd inst), at 2.30 o'clock, passing the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets, about 5.15 o'clock.
A A SLEIGHT, Undertaker, 182 Collins street, High street St Kilda and Chapel street, South Yarra.4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Mar 1891: CHAMPION. - On the 28th ult., at Te Anau, Liddiard-street, Auburn, the wife of C. A. Champion of a son (stillborn).4
  • 27 Feb 1892: In Memoriam. CHAMPION.—In loving remembrance of Maggie Champion, beloved daughter of Susan Bain, and wife of Charles A. Champion, who died at Auburn, Saturday, February 28, 1891.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 30 Nov 1889, p1.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "[reg. Hawthorn]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Mar 1891, p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 27 Feb 1892, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8403072
Last Edited24 Aug 2022

James Bain

M, #2722, b. 1865, d. 15 Jan 1908
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1865 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B13579.1 
Marriage*9 Feb 1904 Spouse: Harriet Halligan. Wesley Parsonage, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Jun 1904 BAIN—HALLIGAN — On the 9th February at the Wesley Parsonage, Melbourne, by the Rev. S. T. Hoban, James, eldest son of the late Robert Bain of Berwick, to Harriett daughter of the late W. Halligan of Bonnie Doon.2 
Death*15 Jan 1908 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D634 (age 41.)3 
Death-Notice17 Jan 1908 BAIN.—On the 15th January, at Berwick, James Bain, eldest son of Susan and the late Robert Bain, aged 41 years.
BAIN.-The Friends of the late JAMES BAIN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Berwick Cemetery, Berwick. The funeral will leave his late residence, High street, Berwick, THIS DAY (Friday, 17th January), at half-past ten o'clock a.m.
JOHN GRANT, Undertaker, Berwick.4 
Probate (Will)*13 Jan 1909 111/274 Admin.5 

Grave

  • Plot 5-002-A & 5-002-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia6

Family

Harriet Halligan b. 1873, d. 8 Jul 1946
Child 1.James Speeding Bain b. Nov 1904, d. Nov 1904

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Jan 1908: BERWICK—Mr James C Bain, a very old resident, died on Wednesday night, after a lingering illness.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Jun 1904, p1.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jan 1908, p1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria).
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-002-A     Bain James     M     41     17/01/1908     432
    5-002-A     Bain McCullock S. M     29     21/01/1908     433
    5-002-B     Bain Robert     M     34     20/01/1902     354
    5-002-B     Bain Harry     M     32     3/04/1902     360
    5-002-B     Bain James Speeding M     0     6/11/1904     389.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jan 1908, p6.
Last Edited6 Aug 2022

Robert R Bain

M, #2723, b. 1867, d. 18 Jan 1902
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1867 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B20267/1867 (par Robert BAIN & Susan STEWART) - as Robert BAIN.1 
Death*18 Jan 1902 Border Hotel, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D683/1902 (Age 34) (par Robt BAIN & Susan STEWART) - as Robt BAIN.2 
Death-Notice20 Jan 1902 BERWICK.—Mr. Robert R. Bain, second son of Mrs. Bain, of the Border Hotel, and one of the oldest residents of Berwick, died on Saturday, after a short illness.3 
Death-Notice*20 Jan 1902 BAIN.—On the 18th January, at Border Hotel Berwick Robert R., second son of Susan and late Robert Bain, aged 34 years.
BAIN.—Friends of the late Mr. ROBERT R BAIN are respectfully requested to follow his remains to the place of interment, in the Berwick Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence, Border Hotel, Berwick, THIS DAY (Monday, 20th January), at 2 p.m.4 
Probate (Will)*30 Jun 1909 113/271. Admin.5 

Grave

  • Plot 5-002-A & 5-002-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Jan 1902: The latest obituary notices also contain the name of Mr. Robert R. Bain, second son of Susan and the late Robert Bain, of the Border Hotel, Berwick. Deceased, who was only 34 years old, was very popular in the Berwick, district, in which he had lived all his life.7

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B20267/1867 (par Robert BAIN & Susan STEWART) - as Robert BAIN, Birth registered at Berwick, Australia."
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D683/1902 (Age 34) (par Robt BAIN & Susan STEWART) - as Robt BAIN, Death registered at Berwick, Australia."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Jan 1902, p9.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Jan 1902, p1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria).
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-002-A     Bain James     M     41     17/01/1908     432
    5-002-A     Bain McCullock S. M     29     21/01/1908     433
    5-002-B     Bain Robert     M     34     20/01/1902     354
    5-002-B     Bain Harry     M     32     3/04/1902     360
    5-002-B     Bain James Speeding M     0     6/11/1904     389.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Sportsman (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 22 Jan 1902, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/227544902
Last Edited24 Aug 2022

George Alexander Bain

M, #2724, b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1936
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1871 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B14310.1 
Note*27 Jun 1908 Lived in Canada at the time of his mother's death.2 
Death*7 Aug 1936 Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Age 63. Buried at Trinity Memorial Chapel; Montréal, Quebec.3,4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Aug 1936: GEORGE A. S. BAIN DIES. Had Been Long Active in Chocolate Trade Locally
    George A S Bain, Montreal manager of Patterson Chocolates Limited of Toronto for many years, died yesterday at his residence. 2096 Northcliffe avenue, after a very sudden illness.
    Born in Berwick, Australia, in 1873. Mr. Bain came to reside in Montreal over thirty years ago. He has been Montreal manager of Patterson Chocolates Limited of Toronto for many years, and at the time of his death was well-known as one of the most active businessmen in the chocolate and confectionery trade in the city. He was a life member of Mount Royal Masonic Lodge of Montreal and was a Presbyterian, attending the First Presbyterian Church.
    Chief mourners are his wife, the former Clara Heys; his son, Donald Charles Bain; his daughter, Jessie Stewart Bain, all residing in Montreal; and his brother, Donald Bain, residing in Australia.
    Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Joseph C. Wray and Bros., Mountain street, at 2 p.m., Monday. Interment will be in Mount Royal Cemetery.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Jun 1908, p13.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Drouin Collection; Author: Gabriel Drouin, Comp.
    Ancestry Record ID 1091::4950677.
  4. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Cimetière Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108253134
    Grave of George Alexander Bain (unknown-7 Aug 1936)."
  5. [S205] Newspaper - (World) The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 8 Aug 1936.
Last Edited24 Aug 2022

Edwin Clarence Bain

M, #2725, b. 1873, d. 3 Jul 1875
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1873 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B14647.1 
Death*3 Jul 1875 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D9725 (age 2.)1,2 

Grave

  • Plot 5-001 A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia3

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    Gravestone gives death date as 3 Jul 1876, but death is registered in 1875.
  3. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-001     Bain     Edward Clarence     M     05/07/1875     50
    5-001-B     Bain     Robert     M     56     25/02/1887     180
    5-001-B     Bain     Susan S.     F          28/06/1908     438
    5-001-A     Legget     Catherine C.F     40     6/10/1900     344.
Last Edited6 Aug 2022

Susan Stewart Bain

F, #2726, b. 1875, d. 21 Dec 1876
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1875 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B14172.1 
Death*21 Dec 1876 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D11103 (age 19M.)1,2 

Grave

  • Plot 5-001 A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia3

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    Gravestone gives death date as 21 Dec 1877, but death is registered in 1876.
  3. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-001     Bain     Edward Clarence     M     05/07/1875     50
    5-001-B     Bain     Robert     M     56     25/02/1887     180
    5-001-B     Bain     Susan S.     F          28/06/1908     438
    5-001-A     Legget     Catherine C.F     40     6/10/1900     344.
Last Edited7 Aug 2022

McCulloch Stewart (Jock) Bain

M, #2727, b. 1877, d. 19 Jan 1908
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1877 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B13329.1 
Probate (Will)*19 Jan 1908 113/270. Admin.2 
Death*19 Jan 1908 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D635 (age 29.)3 
Death-Notice*21 Jan 1908 BAIN.—On the 19th January (suddenly), at Berwick, Mcculloch Stewart (Jock), the dearly beloved son of Mrs S and the late Robert Bain, aged 29 years.
BAIN.—The Friends of the late Mr. M. S. (JOCK) BAIN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of Interment, Berwick Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Berwick, THIS DAY (Tuesday, 21st January), at 3 p.m.
JOHN GRANT, Undertaker, Berwick.4 

Grave

  • Plot 5-002-A & 5-002-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria).
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Jan 1908, p1.
  5. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-002-A     Bain James     M     41     17/01/1908     432
    5-002-A     Bain McCullock S. M     29     21/01/1908     433
    5-002-B     Bain Robert     M     34     20/01/1902     354
    5-002-B     Bain Harry     M     32     3/04/1902     360
    5-002-B     Bain James Speeding M     0     6/11/1904     389.
Last Edited6 Aug 2022

Donald Stuart Bain

M, #2728, b. 23 Jul 1880, d. 24 Jan 1937
Donald Stuart BAIN
(photo Coburg Historical Society)
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*23 Jul 1880 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B13553.1 
Land-UBeac*26 Aug 1908 PAK-109. Transfer from John Baptiste Prevost to Donald Stuart Bain. 19a 3r 3p.2 
Land-UBeac*26 Aug 1908 PAK-134. Transfer from George Fabien Antoine Prevost to Donald Stuart Bain. 19a 0r 19p.3 
Land-UBeac*7 Sep 1908 PAK-109A. Transfer from Henriette Madeleine Prevost to Donald Stuart Bain. 19a 3r 17p.4 
Land-UBeac*12 Jun 1909 PAK-109. Transfer from Donald Stuart Bain to Amy Edith Mann Marion Alice Mann. 19a 3r 3p.5 
Land-UBeac*14 Jul 1909 PAK-134. Transfer from Donald Stuart Bain to Walter William Harris. 19a 0r 19p.6 
Land-UBeac14 Jul 1909 PAK-109A. Transfer from Donald Stuart Bain to Walter William Harris. 19a 3r 17p.7 
Marriage*16 Mar 1910 Spouse: Lillian Emma Nathan. Holy Trinity Church, Kew, VIC, Australia, #M498/1910.8
 
Land-UBeac*5 Jan 1914 PAK-158.159.161.162.165.166. Transfer from Frederick Barclay to Donald Stuart Bain. 78a 2p + 39a 2r 36p.9 
Land-UBeac*11 Sep 1914 PAK-158.159.161.162.165.166. Transfer from Donald Stuart Bain to Simeon Nathan. 78a 2p + 39a 2r 36p.10 
Death*24 Jan 1937 Merlynston, VIC, Australia, #D734 (Age 56.)11 
Death-Notice25 Jan 1937 BAIN.—The Friends of the late Captain DONALD STUART BAIN are informed that his funeral will leave 21 Orvieto street, Merlynston, THIS DAY (Monday, January 25), at 3.30 p.m. for the New Melbourne Cemetery, Fawkner.
A. A. SLEIGHT PTY. LTD. Central 410
BAIN.—The Members of the 5th Battalion A.I.F. Association are invited to attend the funeral of the late Captain D. S. BAIN, which will leave 21 Orvieto street, Merlynston, THIS DAY (Monday, January 25), at 3.30 p.m. for the New Melbourne Cemetery, Fawkner.12 
Death-Notice*25 Jan 1937 BAIN.—On the 24th January at 21 Orvieto street, Merlynston, Captain Donald Stuart Bain, aged 56 years.
BAIN.—On the 24th January, at his private residence, Merlynston, Donald Stuart, beloved father of Merlyn (Mrs Osboldstone), son of the late Robert and Susan Bain, of Berwick. (Born July 23, 1880.)13 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Nov 1901: Staff-Surgeon Donald Stuart Bain, a native of Berwick, has been promoted to a lieutenancy, and has received a commission in Kitchener's Fighting Scouts. Lieutenant Bain received his early training in the Berwick Cadet Corps.14
  • 24 Mar 1910: MR. D. S. BAIN TO MISS L. E. NATHAN.
    A very pretty and interesting wedding was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church, Kew, on Wednesday, 16th March, between Mr. Donald Stuart Bain, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bain, and Miss Lilian E. Nathan, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Nathan, of "Blackball," East Kew. The Rev. Canon Sutton officiated.
    Long article Lillian Emma Nathan15
  • 9 Aug 1910: WOMEN'S FRAILTIES. HUSBANDS SEEK DIVORCE. Mr. Justice A'Beckett, in the Divorce Court yesterday, heard, in a long list, two rather remarkable cases in which women, by their frailty, ruined happy homes. WIFE AND CHAUFFEUR.
    In the first case Samuel Peter Mackay, aged 45, of Melville-park, Berwick, grazier, sought a dissolution of his marriage with Florence Gertrude Mackay, aged 43, on the ground of infidelity. Donald Stewart Bain, of Berwick, estate agent, and Harry Mulvey, a chauffeur, who was served at Neutral Bay, Sydney, were joined as co-respondents.
    Mrs. Mackay entered an appearance, but did not defend. Bain entered an appearance, and filed an answer denying the charges, but did not appear to defend. Mulvey did not enter an appearance. Mr. Duffy, K C. and Mr Woolf, instructed by Messrs. Blake and Riggall, appeared for the petitioning husband.
    Samuel Peter Mackay said -I am a grazier living at Melville-park, Berwick. I have property in Western Australia, and last year I had to go to that State. Up to this time I and my wife had lived happily, except that she occasionally gave way to intemperance. When I returned from Western Australia I found that my wife was not at home. A bundle of letters was handed to me, including one addressed to my wife. I opened it, and found that it was from Mulvey who had been my chaffeur. It showed that they had been guilty of improprieties. I learned that my wife was at a home in Murrumbeena, and I went to see her. She was propped up on pillows, and was apparently just recovering from a severe attack of alcoholism. I looked at her, and she said, "What are you looking at so hard?" I said, 'What can you expect? You have broken up our home. I told you what these drinking bouts would lead to." She said, I went to St Kilda with Mulvey, and we stayed the night". I said, "Where did you leave the car?" and she replied "I don't know." I said, "He would not have gone with you if you had not been fooling with him before." She denied it and I then said I have a letter here that gives the whole thing away." Then she told me that he had come into the room on one occasion to see her about the rubber rings of a cream separator and had "taken advantage of her." I asked her, on account of what I had heard, about Bain, and she said that he also had taken advantage of her. I have a daughter of 17 at school in Switzerland. A boy is at school in Melbourne.
    Other evidence was given to show the character of the house in St Kilda to which Mrs Mackay and Mulvey went.
    A decree nisi, with costs against both co-respondents, was granted. Samuel Peter MacKay16
  • 2 Jul 1914: Mr Don Bain has sold on account of Mr Brown, his many properties to Mr Wilson, of Brighton. They include "Shepton" private hospital, Mr Poynter's pharmacy, Mr Marshall's store, and Messrs Anderson and Thomas's residences. Francis Paterson Brown17
  • 1 Aug 1923: BAIN DIVORCE CASE. BOTH PETITIONS DISMISSED.
    "Constructive Desertion" Defined. The Chief Justice (Sir William Irvine) sitting in Divorce and Matrimonial jurisdiction yesterday, dismissed a petition by Lilian Emma Bain (nee Nathan) of Amarod, Albany road, Toorak for a dissolution of her marriage with Donald Stuart Bain, of Collins street, Melbourne, estate agent.
    The ground of the petition was constructive desertion. Bain lodged a counter petition asking for a divorce on the ground of desertion. The counter position was also dismissed. Mr. Bryant, K.C., and Mr. Basil Murphy (instructed by Messrs. Crisp and Crisp) appeared for the petitioner; and Mr. T.C. Brennan and Mr. H. Woolf (instructed by Mr. Wilmoth) for the respondent.
    The Chief Justice in delivering judgement said that the wife's real ground for the petition was that the respondent's marital conduct towards her was so intolerable that she was compelled to leave him; and that for this reason he must be deemed guilty of what was known as constructive desertion.
    Affection Destroyed
    He (Sir William Irvine) was satisfied that the drunkenness and the almost brutal conduct towards her was so intolerable that any affection which his wife had for him, and left her with no feeling other than disgust. She left him on July 20, 1919, taking their child with her. He thought that in thus leaving respondent, she had the intention of leaving him altogether. His habits of intoxication had disgusted her on many occasions and on the day upon which she left him he was drunk or suffering a recovery. He was about to return to live permanently with her, his military duties having come to an end. The wife had for some years formed habits and associations which a resumption of permanent life with her husband would break into or bring to an end, and she felt it difficult to face the prospects. The great majority of the letters written by respondent were full of the strongest protestations of love and of repentance. In these letters he was convinced that the respondent was sincere. Interspersed, however with these affectionate and repentant letters were some that it was difficult to imagine emanating from the same mind. These appeared to be written under the influence of passionate anger at the persistent refusal of the petitioner to listen to entreaties. Respondent wrote to petitioner telling her that he had written to her father complaining of her gambling habits and stating that he was refraining from giving any details of horrible things. In a later letter respondent again referred to these revelations which he could make and in this letter included the revolting threat to place them in a sealed packet to be given to their daughter when she became old enough to understand. These insinuations were repudiated by respondent's counsel. Cruelty and even intoxication without legal cruelty might often be the cause of intolerable pain and anxiety. They could not of themselves, however, be constructively taken to amount to desertion by the offending spouse.
    Questlon of Intention
    In Moss v Moss the High Court of Australia in considering the case in which a husband who continually accused his wife of misconduct seemed lo have definitely decided that actual intention was not essential if the conduct was such that an intention to terminate matrimonial relations could be imputed. Having regard to all the authorities which he had cited he was I disposed to think that what was meant was behaviour which, if not proving an actual intention on the part of the offending spouse to put an end to the matrimonial relationship, woudl be in itself inconsistent with a continuance of that relationship in any real sense. There must be conduct such as to evince an intention to put an end to it. Applying the principles above stated to the facts of the present case he found that the conduct of the respondent before the petitioner had left him was neither such as to be found an inference in fact of the intention to break off the matrimonial relationship, nor as to cause such an intention to be imputed in law. For these reasons the petition had to be dismissed. Concerning the counter petition by the husband, he was satisfied that when petitioner left respondent on Julv 20 she intended to break off the matrimonial relationship Her subsequent conduct and especially her rigid coldness towards all his advances in the direction of a reconciliation showed that this was so. He found, however, that she had just cause or excuse for so deserting him.
    The counter petition must also fail. The petition would be dismissed, without costs. Lillian Emma Nathan18
  • 25 Jan 1937: Captain Donald Stuart Bain, J.P., died at his home in Coburg yesterday afternoon, aged 57 years. Captain Bain was a former councillor of the City of Coburg, and a valuer of war services homes. He was in business in Collins street, city, for many years. He served with Kitcheners Scouts and the Kaffrian Rifles in the Boer War, and with the 5th Battalion AIF during the Great War, being invalided home in 1917. Captain Bain has left a married daughter.19

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1100-949 - Donald Stuart Bain of High Street Berwick Estate Agent.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1098-543 - Donald Stuart Bain of High Street Berwick Estate Agent.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1125-897 - Donald Stuart Bain of High Street Berwick Estate Agent.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1100-949 - Amy Edith Mann and Marion Alice Mann both of 37 Hawthorn Grove Hawthorn Spinsters.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1098-543 - Walter William Harris of Sale Police Magistrate.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1125-897 - Walter William Harris of Sale Police Magistrate.
  8. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1744-800 + C/T 1582-326 - Donald Stuart Bain of 225 Collins Street Melbourne Agent.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 1744-800 + C/T 1582-326 - Simeon Nathan of Bourke Street Melbourne Furniture Warehouseman.
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 25 Jan 1937, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11961601
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Jan 1937, p1.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Nov 1901, p5.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 24 Mar 1910, p30
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/176545143
  16. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Aug 1910, p5.
  17. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.), 2 Jul 1914, p2.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 1 Aug 1923, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2017005
  19. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Jan 1937, p11.
Last Edited6 Aug 2022

Harry Wilson Bain

M, #2729, b. 1870, d. 1 Apr 1902
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Birth*1870 
Death*1 Apr 1902 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D4536 (age 32.)1 
Death-Notice*3 Apr 1902 BAIN.—On the 1st April, at his mother's residence, Border Hotel, Berwick, Harry Wilson, third son of Susan and late Robert Bain, aged 32 years.
BAIN.—Friends of Mrs BAIN are respectfully requested to follow the remains of her late beloved son Harry to place of interment, Berwick Cemetery.
Funeral to leave her residence, Border Hotel, Berwick, THIS DAY (Thursday, the 3rd of April), at 2 p.m.
JOHN GRANT, Undertaker, Berwick.2 
Probate (Will)*30 Jun 1909 113/269. Gent. Death date given as 19 Jan 1908.3 

Grave

  • Plot 5-002-A & 5-002-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia4

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Apr 1902: We regret to announce the death of Mr. Harry Bain, of Berwick, who died on Tuesday at his mother's residence, from an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Bain has the sympathy of the district in this her second recent bereavement.5
  • 3 Apr 1902: BERWICK.—Mr. Harry Bain, third son of Mrs. Bain, of the Border Hotel died of pneumonia last night, after a few days illness.6
  • 9 Apr 1902: On Thursday last a large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral of the late Mr. Harry Wilson Bain, but the inclement weather no doubt kept many away who would otherwise have been present to show their respect and extend sympathy to deceased's highly respected mother, Mrs. Bain, of the Border Hotel. The remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Berwick Cemetery, the burial service being conducted by Mr. Prowse. The mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr. Grant, of Berwick.7

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Apr 1902, p1.
  3. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Death date given as 19 Jan 1908.
  4. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-002-A     Bain James     M     41     17/01/1908     432
    5-002-A     Bain McCullock S. M     29     21/01/1908     433
    5-002-B     Bain Robert     M     34     20/01/1902     354
    5-002-B     Bain Harry     M     32     3/04/1902     360
    5-002-B     Bain James Speeding M     0     6/11/1904     389.
  5. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 2 Apr 1902, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70048463
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Apr 1902, p6.
  7. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 9 Apr 1902, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70048500
Last Edited26 Aug 2022

Kate Campbell Bain

F, #2730, b. abt 1860, d. 4 Oct 1900
Father*Robert Bain b. 18 Mar 1831, d. 21 Feb 1887
Mother*Susan Stewart b. 28 Dec 1838, d. 26 Jun 1908
Married NameLeggat. 
Birth*abt 1860 
Marriage-Notice*7 Jun 1878 LEGGAT—BAIN.—On the 31st ult, at the residence of the brides parents, by the Rev W L Morton, John Murray, son of James Leggat, Esq , railway contractor, Carlton, to Kate Campbell, eldest daughter Robert Bain, Esq , Border Hotel, Berwick.1 
Death*4 Oct 1900 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D14419 (age 40.)2 
Death-Notice*6 Oct 1900 LEGGATT.—On the 4th October, at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Kate C Leggat, relict of the late John Leggat, and beloved daughter of Mrs S Bain, Berwick, after a long and painful illness, aged 40 years.
THE Friends of Mrs S BAIN, Berwick, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of her late beloved daughter Kate C. Leggat, to the place of interment, the Berwick Cemetery.
The funeral will leave the Border Hotel, Berwick on Sasturday, the 6th at 2 p.m.
JOHN GRANT, Undertaker.3 

Grave

  • Plot 5-001 A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia4

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 Jun 1878, p1.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "as Cath Campbell LEGGATT."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Oct 1900, p9.
  4. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-001     Bain     Edward Clarence     M     05/07/1875     50
    5-001-B     Bain     Robert     M     56     25/02/1887     180
    5-001-B     Bain     Susan S.     F          28/06/1908     438
    5-001-A     Legget     Catherine C.F     40     6/10/1900     344.
Last Edited6 Aug 2022
 

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