Joseph Blumfield

M, #2911, b. 1848, d. 18 Sep 1891
Father*William Blumfield b. 1820, d. 22 Apr 1908
Mother*Ann Lawrence b. 1824, d. 1901
Birth*1848 London, England. 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelDec 1852 Sailing with William Blumfield, Ann Blumfield, William John Blumfield to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Beulah also two more siblings Ann Mary 9 and Edward 5
Age 3.1 
Marriage*12 Jun 1869 Spouse: Harriett Illingworth. Hazelwood, Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #M2107.2
 
Marriage-Notice26 Jun 1869BLUMFIELD-ILLINGWORTH. - On the 12th Inst., at Hazelwood, Camberwell, by the Rev. Thomas Ness, Joseph Blumfield, second son of William Blumfield, of Chetwynd-street, Hotham, to Harriet Illingworth, eldest daughter of Mrs. James Illingworth, of Drummond street, Carlton.3 
Land-UBeac*26 Oct 1888Joseph Blumfield selected land from the Crown. GEM--142B1. 28a 0r 28p - Land File 6110/32
Selected by J. BLUMFIELD (no date).4 
Land-UBeac*6 Dec 1889 GEM-C-40.41.44. Transfer from John Ambrose Kitchen to Joseph Blumfield. 58a 0r 12p.5 
Land-Note*11 Sep 1890 GEM-C-40.41.44: Mortgagee: The Bank of South Australia Limited. Foreclosed on mortgage. Mortgagor was Joseph Blumfield.6 
Illness*31 Aug 1891 Admitted to Kew LA 31 Aug 1891, suffering from mania. Died 18 Sep 1891. #3883.7 
Death*18 Sep 1891 Kew Lunatic Asylum, Kew, VIC, Australia, #D11022 (Age 43) [par unknown].8 
Inquest19 Sep 1891Inquest held 1891/1136. Joseph BLUMFIELD. Cause of death: Phthisis; Location of inquest: Kew Lunatic Asylum.9 
Land-Note*19 Dec 1892 GEM--142B1: Report by Constable R Roberts relative to the ... on J Blumfield's selection at Gembrook: I beg to report for the information of Mr Wimble (Crown Lands Dept), that there is no improvement on J Blumfield's Selection at Gembrook.
Rent paid to 1.7.1892.4 
Land-Note23 Feb 1893 GEM--142B1: To the Secretary for Lands. Sir. Your memo of 21st ult addressed to Mr J Blumfield has been handed to me for reply as I am the solicitor for the estate. Mr J Blumfield is now dead and his widow is endeavouring to find a purchaser for the land to enable her not only to pay the rents due to the Crown but to pay off the debts of her late husband and to obtain a small pittance to live upon. Under these circumstances I beg to request that you will let this matter stand in abeyance for 12 months. The last matter I had with your department was one where the rents had not been paid for 8 years and no re entry had been made and as this land is all the widow possesses I beg to request the Department to show leniency in this case. Yours respectfully, Wm H Flood.10 
Land-Note11 Apr 1893 GEM--142B1: Lease revoked for non-compliance with conditions - land thrown open for selection.4 
Land-UBeac*20 Sep 1893 GEM--142B1. Transfer from Joseph Blumfield to Johann Carl Meckenstock. By 12 Sep 1899 Meckenstock is to be called before a local land board. Recommended that licence be revoked for non-compliance.11,12 
Probate (Will)*16 Feb 1894 53/763. Joseph BLUMFIELD. Date of grant: 16 Feb 1894; Date of death: 18 Sep 1891; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Beaconsfield. Probate granted to Harriett Blumfield of West Street, Allendale, VIC.13 
Land-UBeac*b 25 Aug 1896 GEM-C-40.41.44. Transfer from Joseph Blumfield to The Bank of South Australia Limited. 58a 0r 12p.14 

Family

Harriett Illingworth b. 4 Jan 1852, d. 1 Oct 1912
Children 1.Joseph Alfred Ernest Blumfield b. 1871, d. 25 Dec 1940
 2.Florence Amelia Blumfield b. 1874, d. 18 Aug 1941

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Jun 1887, BERWICK POLICE COURT, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1887. Before Messrs. Wilson (chairman), J. Buchanan and F. Barr, J.'s P. : Truant Inspector v. J. Sykes; neglecting to send his child to school the requisite number of days.-Case dismissed.
    Same v. A. Shorthouse; same offence. -Fined 5s
    Same v. J. Bloomfield; same offence. Fined 3s. 6d.15
  • 2 Apr 1890, Berwick Shire Council Correspondence: From J. Blumfield, stating that the bridge over Frenche's Gully, on Pakenham road, had been destroyed by fire. —To be attended to.16
  • 19 Sep 1892, BLUMFIELD - In loving remembrance of Joseph Blumfield, died 18th September, 1891; also, Joseph Dangerfield, died 8th September, 1887; also, Annie Sweetland, died 6th August, 1890.
    "With Christ, which is far better."
    —Inserted by mother and sister. A. B. and S. J. G.
    BLUMFIELD - In loving remembrance of my dear father, who died 18th September, 1891.
    Softly thou hast sunk to sleep
    From trials rude and sore.
    Thine earthly course is run,
    Thou art gone hence to joy;
    Thy long day's work is done,
    Thy recompense is nigh.
    —Inserted by J. and E. B.17

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Origin port code: B; Fiche number: 23; Page of list: 3,.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Jun 1869, p4.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1877-366 - Joseph Blumfield of Stony Creek Gembrook Farmer - a caveat had been lodged 17 Jul 1888 and was withdrawn 9 Jan 1890 (possibly by Edward Keep Mortgagee to Kitchen).
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1877-366 - The Bank of South Australia Limited foreclosed on mortgage No 116451.
  7. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Kew Nominal Register 1871-1906.
  8. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  9. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0 unit 585, item 1891/1136
    Joseph BLUMFIELD. Cause of death: Phthisis; Location of inquest: Kew Lunatic Asylum; Date of inquest: 19 Sep 1891.
  10. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Letter to the Lands Department written by William H Flood, Solicitor, dated 23 Feb 1893.
  11. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), new selector Johan Carl Meckenstock, Instrument Maker, 14 College Street Hawthorn.
  12. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Land combined with GEM-E-142B (total 55 ac). In 1900/01 Rate Book as Mackinstock - rates of £3 3s abandoned. Not found the following year. Residence Western Australia.
  13. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0 unit 683, item 53/763
    VPRS 28/P2 unit 375, item 53/763.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1877-366 - The Bank of South Australia Limited foreclosed on mortgage No 116451 - transfer of Mortgage 25 Aug 1896.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 8 Jun 1887, p3.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 2 Apr 1890, p3.
  17. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 19 Sep 1892, p1.
Last Edited20 Nov 2017

Joseph Alfred Ernest Blumfield

M, #2912, b. 1871, d. 25 Dec 1940
Father*Joseph Blumfield b. 1848, d. 18 Sep 1891
Mother*Harriett Illingworth b. 4 Jan 1852, d. 1 Oct 1912
Birth*1871 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B17746.1 
Note*1897 Married Lilian RICKETTS in Fremantle WA 1897/401.2 
Death*25 Dec 1940 Norwood, SA, Australia, #D177/632.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1906Collie Street, Fremantle, WA, AustraliaOccupation: barman.4,5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Mar 1902, BLUMFIELD.-In loving memory of Lily, the beloved wife of J. A. E. Blumfield, who died at Broad Arrow, March 3, 1900.-Inserted by J. and E. B.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  3. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  4. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  5. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - West Australian 7 Mar 1902, p6.
Last Edited29 Jun 2017

Florence Amelia Blumfield

F, #2913, b. 1874, d. 18 Aug 1941
Father*Joseph Blumfield b. 1848, d. 18 Sep 1891
Mother*Harriett Illingworth b. 4 Jan 1852, d. 1 Oct 1912
Birth*1874 Melbourne North, VIC, Australia, #B3641.1 
Note*1897 Married Herbert George KNIGHT at Northam WA 1897/760.2 
Death*18 Aug 1941 St John of God, Subiaco, WA, Australia. 
Death-Notice*19 Aug 1941KNIGHT.-On August 18, at St. John of God, Subiaco, Florence Amelia, the dearly loved wife of the late Mr. Herbert George Knight, of 1 Roberts-street, Bayswater, loved mother of Bert and Frank; mother-in-law of Jean and Maggie (deceased); grandmother of 10 grandchildren; aged 69 years. At rest.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian 19 Aug 1941, p1.
Last Edited29 Jun 2017

Jane McGregor

F, #2914, b. 1854, d. 16 Apr 1923
Married NameIllingworth. 
Birth*1854 
Marriage*18 Nov 1896 Spouse: Frederick Illingworth. Adelaide, SA, Australia.1,2
 
Widow8 Sep 1908Jane McGregor became a widow upon the death of her husband Frederick Illingworth.3 
Death*16 Apr 1923 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D6631 (Age 69) [par William McGREGOR & Jane YOUNG].1 
Death-Notice*17 Apr 1923ILLINGWORTH - On the 16th April, at private hospital, Melbourne, Jane, relict of the late Frederick Illingworth, beloved sister of Mrs F. Huntsman, James and Andrew McGregor.
ILLINGWORTH.-The friends of Mrs. JANE ILLINGWORTH are informed that her funeral will leave the residence of her sister (Mrs. F. Huntsman), 54 Stanhope street, Malvern. THIS DAY (Tuesday), at 2 p.m. for Interment in the Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, arriving quarter to 4.4

 
Probate (Will)*18 May 1923 188/490. Widow. Malvern.5 

Grave

  • Baptist Section B, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In fond remembrance of / Frederick ILLINGWORTH / died at Brighton, Victoria, 8 Sep 1908, age 63 years / Sarah ILLINGWORTH / the beloved mother of Mary Jane and Elizabeth / dear sisters of Frederick ILLINGWORTH / who rests here till the Master comes. / They that sleep in Jesus will God bring with him / also Elizabeth / the beloved wife of Frederick ILLINGWORTH, Perth, W.A. / who died / 20 Jan 1896, age 51 years / also Jane ILLINGWORTH / beloved wife of above / died 16 Apr 1923, age 69 years.6

Family

Frederick Illingworth b. 24 Sep 1844, d. 8 Sep 1908
Child 1.Unnamed Male Illingworth b. 12 Oct 1898, d. 12 Oct 1898

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Apr 1923, p1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), http://prov.vic.gov.au/search_details
  6. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "via GSV website."
Last Edited11 Apr 2018

Matilda Jane Ludlow

F, #2926, b. 1860, d. 7 Sep 1934
Father*William Ludlow
Mother*Eliza Pouling b. 1828, d. 1865
Married NameBrown. 
Birth*1860 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B11160.1 
Marriage*1884 Spouse: Thomas Brown. VIC, Australia, #M3530.1
 
Widow17 Apr 1927Matilda Jane Ludlow became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Brown.2 
Death*7 Sep 1934 Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #D16902 (Age 74) [par John LUDLOW & unknown].2 
Death-Notice*8 Sep 1934BROWN-On the 7th September at Pakenham Matilda, beloved wife of the late Thomas Brown and loving mother of Lily (Mrs Watson), George, William, Percy, Leonard, aged 74 years.
BROWN.-The Friends of the late Mrs. MATILDA BROWN, of Pakenham, are invited to follow her remains to the Pakenham Cemetery. The funeral will leave her late residence, James street, Pakenham, at 3 o'clock, THIS DAY (Saturday).3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Toomuc Valley Orchard, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Brown.4

Family

Thomas Brown b. 1864, d. 17 Apr 1927
Child 1.Leonard Arthur Brown b. 1903

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Sep 1934, p13.
  4. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
Last Edited31 Aug 2016

Louisa Ludlow

F, #2928, b. Jun 1856, d. 28 Oct 1919
Father*William Ludlow
Mother*Eliza Pouling b. 1828, d. 1865
Married NameGrant. 
Birth*Jun 1856 Avening, Gloucestershire, England, Jun Q [Stroud] 6a 289 [par William LUDLOW & Eliza] - baptised 13 Jul 1856.1 
Marriage*10 Jun 1875 Spouse: Thomas Henry Grant. Christ Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M1377.2
Death*28 Oct 1919 Grantville, Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D16025 (Age 63) [par William LUDLOW & Jane DOWNTON].3 
Death-Notice*29 Oct 1919GRANT.—On the 28th October, at Grantville, Beaconsfield, Louisa, the beloved wife of Thomas Henry Grant, and mother of Will, George, Ernest, and Elsie.
At rest.4 
Probate (Will)*17 Aug 1920 173/196 Administration.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Toomuc Valley, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Henry Grant.6
1914Woorayl, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Henry Grant. With Elsie May Grant.7

Grave

  • Plot 5-648-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia8

Family

Thomas Henry Grant b. 10 Nov 1853, d. 4 Mar 1933
Children 1.William Henry Grant+ b. 1876, d. 15 Aug 1950
 2.George Thomas Grant+ b. 1877, d. 9 Apr 1951
 3.Alfred Ernest Grant+ b. 1882, d. 27 Jun 1914
 4.Elsie May Grant+ b. 1891, d. 1975

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Grant Family Tree - Paul Grant.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "[reg. Berwick]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Oct 1919, p1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 173/196. Lower Beaconsfield.
  6. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-648-A     Grant     L.     F     63     30/10/1919     635
    5-648-A     Grant     Thomas H.M     78     6/03/1933     879
    5-648-B     Grant     Mary Ann     F          28/08/1956     1412.
Last Edited30 Sep 2015

Thomas Henry Grant

M, #2929, b. 10 Nov 1853, d. 4 Mar 1933
Birth*10 Nov 1853 Snowy Creek, VIC, Australia, birth not registered.1 
Marriage*10 Jun 1875 Spouse: Louisa Ludlow. Christ Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M1377.1
Land-Note*4 Jun 1894 GEM-C-37.45.62.63.64.65.66.67 PAK-248.2 
Widower28 Oct 1919Thomas Henry Grant became a widower upon the death of his wife Louisa Ludlow.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac17 Dec 1920 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B - l/p 6442 (Lots 2Apt.2Bpt.2C) later: PAK-58F.58G. Transfer from John William Payne Thomas Henry Grant to King George. 25a 0r 28 7/10p.4 
Marriage*1921 Spouse: Mary Ann Blanche 'Dolly' Mead. VIC, Australia, #M12870.5
 
Death*4 Mar 1933 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D12328 (Age 78) [par Thomas GRANT & Mary FULTON].6 
Death-Notice*11 Mar 1933GRANT-On the 4th March, at Grantham, Beaconsfield, Thomas Henry, loved husband of Mary (Dolly) and the late Louisa and beloved father of Will, George, Ern (deceased), Elsie (Mrs H K Lamb) aged 78 years. -In Thy presence is fullness of joy.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Toomuc Valley, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Louisa Grant.8
1914Woorayl, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Louisa Grant. With Elsie May Grant.9
bt 1925 - 1931Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Ann Blanche 'Dolly' Grant.10,11

Grave

  • Plot 5-648-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia12

Family

Louisa Ludlow b. Jun 1856, d. 28 Oct 1919
Children 1.William Henry Grant+ b. 1876, d. 15 Aug 1950
 2.George Thomas Grant+ b. 1877, d. 9 Apr 1951
 3.Alfred Ernest Grant+ b. 1882, d. 27 Jun 1914
 4.Elsie May Grant+ b. 1891, d. 1975

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Jun 1901, THE RELIABLE POULTRY FARM. A NOTABLE ESTABLISHMENT. BY HOTSPUR.
    It is some six years since the Reliable Poultry Yards were originally founded by Mr. T. H. Grant at Pakenham, on the well-known Toomuc Valley orchard, which is famed for its output of apples. No fewer than 112 acres are devoted to the production of the apple, and the largest individual Victorian shipments for the London market are grown on this orchard. When Mr. Grant conceived the idea of adding poultry culture to the operations of fruit growing, the chief object was to use the birds in the destruction of the codlin moths, one of the worst enemies of the apple. In looking round for the most suitable breed of feathered forager, the Pakenham breeder was lucky in taking good, practical advice, and the Wyandotte has proved an ideal bird amongst the fruit trees in this pretty undulating valley. I have on previous visits given detailed particulars of the breeding operations at Pakenham in "The Leader," but since then an im portant addition has been made by the purchase of a beautiful property at Upper Beaconsfield. Right up in the hills the residence and 300 acres recently owned by Mr. Walford have been secured by Mr. T. H. Grant's sons, and they have formed a model poultry establishment, and already a large area has been planted with apple trees. All the stud birds have been removed from Pakenham, and in their new home they have ideal quarters. Around the residence the late proprietor improved the grounds regard less of expense. Ornamental trees, pretty shrubs, ferneries and other devices give quite a picturesque appearance, and the Messrs. Grant Bros, have made admirable use of the cover in laying out the poultry runs for the stud stock. An abundant supply of fresh water is available, and a spring which rises in the garden close to the house runs its winding course through a mammoth fernery about 90 feet square. The whole surround ings lend themselves admirably to poultry breeding, and no matter how wet the season may be, the water gets away so quickly that the yards soon become dry, which is a most desirable feature in successful poultry breeding. The improvements at the new Reliable Poultry Farm embrace the erection of 30 breeding pens and a long range of housing accommodation. The stud birds are housed in comfortable quarters, with grass runs attached; the pens right through the yards are enclosed with substantial wire netted fences, and full advantage is taken of the ornamental trees to provide summer shade. Fruit trees have also been planted in the runs where spaces were available. The Prairie State and Reliable Incubators, im ported from America, are at work in special rooms, and just now a shed 90 x 10 feet is being built and fitted up with training pens and other contrivances. A portion of this will be used for rearing early chickens, and will be fitted with brooders. While the breeding operations are being carried on solely at Upper Beaconsfield, a large number, of the young birds are reared in the orchard at Pakenham, where they exhibit their foraging propensities amongst the fruit trees, and under such favorable conditions quickly grow into vigorous birds, with that bright appearance which is the sure indica tion of health and robust constitution. Since Mr. T. H. Grant first took up the Wyandotte he has been a consistent fancier of the breed, and has made regular importations of fresh blood from America and England. As a practical fruit grower, he has found the benefit of keeping these foragers for the destruction of the codlin moth and other insect pests. During my visit on Saturday I saw the remarkable effect of the birds in peculiar circumstances. In the Pakenham orchard the usual small band of sacking is placed round the butts of the trees as traps for the codlin moth, but in one part of the orchard ordinary newspaper had been fixed round several rows of apple trees this season, and to see how the birds went from tree to tree, picking out the moth clean through the paper, was indeed surprising. The birds seem to be able to spot the codlin moths under the paper, and it was remarkable to note how they pick them out with unerring precision. In an orchard of this kind, if the birds were continually kept moving by the aid of portable roosting houses, the codlin moth would have a bad time, and much trouble and expense of labor would be saved by the fruit grower. In discussing the merits of "poultry for the orchard" with Mr. Grant, he was just as emphatic as ever in his praise of the system, and remarked that if it were possible all fruit growers should combine the poultry industry with fruit growing. The birds never attempt to go into the trees when the fruit is ripening. They will, of course, go for windfalls, but the good fruit is in no way affected. Then there is the advantage of the droppings enriching the soil, and the benefits are all in favor of poultry keeping. During the past season over 1000 birds were hatched at the Reliable Poultry Farm, all of the pure strains of Golden, Silver, White and Buff Wyandottes, as well as Black and Buff Orpingtons. It is quite a treat to visit the farm at this time of the year, for one sees the feathered tribe in all its gorgeous attire; the adult birds have almost completed the moulting stages, and the "juniors" are in full plumage. Just now two teams of birds are being prepared for the approaching shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Mr. Grant sen., goes himself to the Harbor City with the first flighters to the poultry club's fixture, and the second string will compete at Prahran. When I look through the Reliable yards and discuss the merits of the show specimens, I am struck with the marvellous improvement which is shown, especially in the Golden Wyandottes. Importations of the Golden variety have been made three times from America and once from England, and the makings have been particularly successful. Two lots of Sliver Wyandottes have been imported from England and one consignment from America, and with this breed the Reliable yards are making a forward move. Buff Wyandottes, Buff Plymouth Rocks, Buff Leghorns and White Wyandottes have also been imported at various times, but the Black and Buff Orphingtons are the chief varieties kept in addi tion to Wyandottes. From this season's crop of 1000 birds it can readily be imagined that the Reliable yards contain many choice speciments, and a large number of the best are now in course of show preparation. Golden Wyandottes are most numerous, and my attention is first drawn to four adult cocks, the sires of most of this season's youngsters. They are truly a grand quartet. The Spencer cock imported from England is my favorite, for his quality is so pronounced. He carried off the cham pion trophy at the Melbourne show last year, his stylish appearance, grand lacing and soundness of color making him a difficult bird to beat. Close by I saw the imported American cock, which has proved such a valuable sire in the Reliable flock. He is a grandly colored bird, but hardly so stylish as his English neighbor. Last season's trophy winner at Essendon has developed into a rare cock, but the cockerel which ran second to him at the same show has made up into a mammoth specimen. He has the largest body I ever remember seeing on a Wyandotte, and his color and lacing are superb, but his comb is somewhat large and detracts from his appearance. With four such stud cocks I am not surprised to find a great improvement over previous years in the cockerels, and here I come to six Golden youngsters, the pick of the cockerels; they are in separate pens receiving the final polish for Sydney and Prahran shows. One dwells a long time over these six gems, and we chat over the pleasure to be derived from poultry culture and the breeding of such high class specimens as we see before us. I pick my favorite out of the six pretty quickly, and the Wyandotte critics who have already visited Upper Beaconsfield have selected the same bird as the pick of the basket. He is a very typical Wyandotte, with that richness of color and grand lacing which catch the eye; his width and depth of body are all that could be desired and he shows rare quality throughout. I learn that he is by the American cock, and on his dam's side runs back to the big hen which I wrote so favorably on some years ago. She was in type a model and was the largest hen I ever saw. The other five selected cockerels are not quite so forward as the above, but for lac ing. color, striping in hackle and Wyan dotte character one has ample to choose from. Amongst the adult hens a good many are not in feather, but the pick of the lot is an American hen wonderfully laced. I next come to a pen containing five Golden Wyandotte pullets, specially selected for coming shows. My choice is a rare specimen; her ground color is very rich and her lacing is perfect, running right through the cushion as clean as her perfectly laced breast. An other pullet is somewhat better in type, but she has not that richness of ground color which puts the finishing touch on a good specimen. The Golden cockerels, and pullets right through the yards, are numerous, and make up a splendid collection. In a single pen I saw 31 pullets all promising to mature into good ones. In other pens I saw stud birds of the Golden variety all mated up for the coming season, and there is no end of variety for the farmer or fancier. (To be Continued.)13
  • 7 Sep 1901, THE RELIABLE POULTRY FARM. MESSRS. GRANT BROS., BEACONSFIELD.
    Of late years one of the most remarkable features of rural industry has been the rapid strides made in poultry keeping. The foundation of the Reliable Poultry Farm was made by Mr. T. H. Grant at his "Toomuc" orchard, at Pakenham, and his prime object was to use the feathered tribe in ridding his apple plantations of the codlin moth and other injurious pests. The Wyandotte was selected as the most useful breed owing to its well known propensities as a scavenger, and the results have proved beyond all anticipations. The Pakenham orchardist found the roving Wyandotte invaluable in his orchard operations and he decided to breed them extensively. Over 1000 birds are raised each season, consisting of the Golden, Silver and White Wyandotte varieties, in addition to a large number of Black and Bull Orpingtons. The stud birds have been procured at various times in America and England, and in addition to supplying young stock and eggs to farmers and fanciers, the Reliable Poultry yards have won phenomenal records in the test shows at Sydney, Melbourne, Essendon, Prahran and other prominent fix tures. During the past year Mr. T. H. Grant's sons purchased a large property at Beaconsfield, and another apple orchard is being established, and following the advice of their father the Messrs. Grant Bros, have taken up poultry breeding as an adjunct to the orchard. The equipment of the Beacons- field yards is complete with all modern con trivances, and we give on this page a view of the breeding yards, training pens and some of the stud birds, in addition to the portraits of Messrs. Grant Bros, incubators, foster mothers and all the essentials of an up-to-date poultry yard have been imported from America, and it is the intention to go

    in for breeding even on a more extensive scale than formerly. The transfer to Beacons field of all the stud birds has been marked by remarkable success in the premier shows. At the best feather show held this year in Victoria a Golden Wyandotte cockerel bred at the Reliable farm carried off the grand champion prize for the best bird of all varie ties amongst over 800 competitors. At the Sydney Poultry Club and Prahran shows held on the same day, the Reliable yards sent out two teams and carried off all the leading laurels, a feat which has never been previously attempted by any breeder. The importance of regularly introducing fresh blood into the stud is carried out by the pur chase of high class specimens in America and the United Kingdom, and the healthy vigorous appearance of the Reliable birds is a special feature, which has assisted to keep up the high reputation of Messrs. Grant Bros, as breeders of pure stock.

    1. W. H. Grant. 2. G. T. Grant. 3. A. E. Grant. 4. The Reliable Breeding Yardse. 5 to 13. Golden Wyandottes, White Wyandottes and Single Comb Black Orpingtons. 14. The Training Pens. THE RELIABLE POULTRY FARM.— MESSRS. GRANT BROS., BEACONSFIELD.14
  • 8 Feb 1908, The Fruit Case Question. WARNING TO GROWERS. USE SEASONED TIMBER. The following informative article from the columns of that useful paper, the Melbourne "Leader," will be of interest to our many readers engaged in the fruit-growing industry: Some months ago "The Leader" dealt with the pusation of soft versus hard wood for fruit cases. The views then expressed were an endorsement of opinions published by this journal several years ago, when the present writer described the methods adopted in the packing sheds of the Huon and Der went valleys of Southern Tasmania. Now there are a number of Victorian growers who are favoring the hard wood cases. In the Portland district, for example, locally made hardwood cases will predominate in this season's shipments of fruit to England and Germany. Another important apple exporting centre, the Mornington pen insula, comprising the Somerville, Tyabb and Hastings districts, will ship large consignments of fruit packed in locally made hardwood cases, and, as past, the largest individual firm of growers for export, Messres T. H. Grant and Co, of the Toomuc Valley orchards, Pakenham, use hardwood cases ex clusively, "The Leader" gave timely notice to growers regarding this ques tion, and now that we have reached the first month of the shipping season there are many orchardists who are rushing late orders for hardwood cases. There is a very grave risk attached to this latter development. The Tas manian growers purchase sawn lengths of timber some months before the ship ping season, and this practice was urged by " The Leader" some time ago, and in ample time to secure results for the shipping season, which will commence this month. Those who are not using seasoned timber will run the risk of disaster, as the tendency of the "green" wood to warp after the cases have been stacked in a ship's hold will not im prove the condition and the appearance of the fruit when placed on over-sea markets. The sawn lengths or case timber stored by far-sighted orchardists is always about 1 inch too big, and these pieces are run over by the circu lar saw about fruit packing time, when men and boys are engaged knocking up the cases. The shrunken timber is therefore exactly right for nailing to gether, but not so the " green" stuff just passed through the saw mill from the logs. Orchardists should therefore place their orders at once with saw millers for the season just commencing and thereby secure a certain shrinkage in the timber before it is actually nailed together in fruit case form. Large quantities of fruit case timber is coming out of Gippsland, and the local timber cut into standard sizes, costs Gd. per case, delived in Mel- bourne, as against 10d. to 10½d, charged for the finished imported article. Another feature that is causing cases and the conditions demanded under the new law. The details which we submit herewith should be care fully noted by orchardists, as by carry ing out these directions much troubles may be avoided from now onwards. The new Fruit Cases Act came into operation on 1 st July, 1907. " Fruit 's means apple,apricots, bananas, cherris' currants, figs, gooseberries, grapes, loquats, lemons, nectarines, oranges, passion fruit, peaches, pears, persim mons, pineapples, plums, quinces or tomatoes, or any fruit which may here after be declared by notice in the 'Government Gazette.' Baskets, trays, casks, buckets or crates containing trays, and also patent cases which may have been patented before the commencement of the act, may be of any size or shape, but must have the net weight or num ber of contents legibly marked on them. Fruit may be sold for two years after the commencement of this act, in any package whatsoever, provided the net weight of contents be truly and legibly marked in letters of not less than one inch in length. Standard cases need not be so mark ed. This will allow time for the cases now in use be displaced by the Stan dard cases. Secondhand cases will be allowed in local trade, but only new cases will be allowed for export of fruit from Victoria. A shrinkage of 5 per cent, on cubical consents of case will be allowed on secondhand cases. No shrinkage will be allowed on new cases or on cases used for export. The maker's name and address and the words Guaranteed by maker to con tain two imperial bushels' (or bushel or half bushel, as the size of case may warrant), must be legibly and durably marked on each end [of the outside of case within a space measuring not more than 3 inches in length by 1½ inch in width. Penalties are provided for infringe ment of any of the provisions of this act. 1. Double or two bushel cases-26 x 12 x 14¼ inches (446 cubic) inside measurement, and clear of divisions. 2, (a) Single or one bushel case 26 x 6 x 14¼ Inches (2223 cubic) inside measurement, and clear of divisions; or (b) 18 x 8¾ x 14 inches: (2237 cubic) inside measurement, no divisions allowed, 3. (a) Half or half bushel case-- 26 x 6 x 7 1-8th inches (1112 cubic), inside measurement, and clear of all divisions or (b) 18 x 7 x 8 7-8 he S, ah. inside measure Inches (s..L.-.'-"-' ". ment, no division allowed. Cases for the local trade are covered by 1, 2 (a) and 3 (a). Cases from the the export trade are covered by 2 (b) and 3(b),15
  • 3 Nov 1917, Mr. T. H. Grant, of Carnegie, makes an important announcement in our advertisement columns. He writes and says:--"I have secured a very fine block of land at Lower Beaconsfield, and am busy getting it into shape. Land at Carnegie has be come too valuable for cultivation and poultry raising, feet here being equal in value to acres in the country. I am making a clean sweep of houses, land, poultry and plant, and may not take up the birds again for a year or two, if at all."16
  • 18 Dec 1926, APPLE-GROWING INDUSTRY - TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    ' Sir,-As an orchardist associated with many orchards, and owners, I have no hesitation in saying that there is something seriously wrong with the apple-growing industry. It is certainly not as profitable as it was 20 or more years ago. Several reasons may account for the falling off. There is a decided decline in production per tree, accompanied with an equal decline in quality of fruit. Damage by over spraying, want of judgment and care in picking, careless grading and packing, and low standards set by the Agricultural department for fruit for overseas shipment are injuring the export trade. The decline in production began with the introduction at the Burnley Gardens of what was known as the Luffman system of pruning, a sorry example of which may be seen on the Swan street frontage of the gardens. This barbarous system was adopted, practised, and taught by the departmental inspectors throughout the country, and became almost, general, resulting in loss to the grower of from 25 to 50 per cent, of fruit. The nearer, we keep to the natural habit of the tree, no matter what the variety, the better results we get in heavier crops and better, quality fruit. A light crop means poor quality. "Much" damage and unnecessary expense is frequently caused by overspraying. Little or no damage is done by spraying dormant trees, but the less we spray when blossom and leaf are on the tree, the better. The best results on record in spraying for black spot wore, obtained by one spraying only, before a blossom or leaf appeared; now spraying for this disease is almost continuous to the end of November. Trees have frequently been defoliated by spraying when in leaf, with consequent loss of crop. Many thousands of cases of Jonathans are picked in February, and shipped to London before they are matured, or even showing colour. "Much of this fruit is branded "Jonathan Special," which, but for shape, might as well be branded "Granny Smith." Jonathan trees are frequently stripped of their fruit for export in February", whereas the picking should extend to the end of March, or later; very few Jonathans are fit before March. Perhaps the most serious matter of all are the deplorably low standards set by the Agricultural department. The highest grade "Special" may include apples 2¾in. in diameter with 5 per cent, of hail spray and limb marks. The next grade to be branded-"Standard"-may include 10 per cent, caterpillar, black spot, and limb rubs. One grade lower may contain up to 30 per cent, of lack spot, caterpillar, and, limb-rubs on 2-inch apples. No wonder returning tourists so scathingly criticise the trash exposed for sale in London shops as Australian apples. The standards set are a disgrace to the department, and all concerned, and should be revised before another fruit season. Inspection is a farce, nobody cares, and it still goes on. Years ago we produced more and better fruit than we are doing to-day. Perfection was our standard. We did not reach it, of course, but we aimed for it. and we certainly built up some reputation for Victorian apples-a reputation which we are now losing rapidly. If, as Lady Waley states, in her report on "Australian Fruit in Britain," £2 a case would be freely paid for prime apples, why not set out to get it by packing a higher grade than our present "Special." Chop our trees about less, spray less, using reason instead of so much costly material, pick to better advantage do not follow present departmental, standards, aim for perfection in all, giving the buyer a straight deal, meet with fellow-growers to coufer and compare notes, beat the thrips pest and our orchards will prove a source of pleasure and profit.- I am. &c., T.H. GRANT.
    Beaconsfield Dec. 15.17
  • 10 Mar 1933, A GREAT ORCHARDIST. At the ripe age of 78 there passed away last Saturday morning at his home at Beaconsfield, Mr. Thomas Henry Grant, one of the veterans of horticulture in Australia—a quiet, thoughtful man well versed in all the practical work of an orchardist; a keen student of all that pertained to his life work, an omnivorous reader of every scientific work or journal that could teach him a little more about the apple or the pear—just how to grow it a little better, ever looking for the perfect apple free from diseases. How he hated the pests of the garden! Codlin moth was his pet aversion, though scale and black spot or anything that marred his life's objective—the perfect apple—was anathema to him, writes a correspondent to the "'Geelong Advertiser." He was a man who loved to see a progressive orchardist and he would travel hundreds of miles to inspect an orchard and to learn some new thing. Though keenly critical, he was ever ready to give of his practical knowledge to any young orchardist. He had seen the work of leading orchardists throughout Australia and America, and up till his death he was ever learning. Two great works to his credit are the reconstruction of the Toomuc Valley orchards and the supervision of similar work in the Kiewa Valley orchards. He loved all good apples and pears, but his great favorite was the Granny Smith with the Red Delicious either in the form of the Tasmanian "Lalla" or the American "Richard," a good second. Now he has gone to his reward, and may he walk in God's Garden and be happy there.18

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2527-293 - Lease No 6327.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "[reg. Berwick]."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3481-167 John Payne the Younger to King George V - no title number.
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Mar 1933, p13.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  11. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  12. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-648-A     Grant     L.     F     63     30/10/1919     635
    5-648-A     Grant     Thomas H.M     78     6/03/1933     879
    5-648-B     Grant     Mary Ann     F          28/08/1956     1412.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne), 8 Jun 1901, p11.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne), 7 Sep 1901, p11.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Mornington Standard (VIC), 8 Feb 1908, p3.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Leader, 3 Nov 1917, p15.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Dec 1926, p30.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - The Horsham Times (VIC), 10 Mar 1933, p4.
Last Edited18 Mar 2016

Mary Ann Blanche 'Dolly' Mead

F, #2931, b. 1880, d. 27 Aug 1959
Married NameGrant. 
Birth*1880 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #B22641 [par Isaiah MEAD & Mary Ann RUFF].1 
Marriage*1921 Spouse: Thomas Henry Grant. VIC, Australia, #M12870.2
 
Land-UBeac*8 Nov 1929 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B - l/p 6442 (Lots 2A.2B part). Transfer from John William Payne to Mary Ann Blanche 'Dolly' Grant. 7a or thereabouts.3 
Widow4 Mar 1933She became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Henry Grant.4 
Land-UBeac*2 May 1945 PAK l/p 6442 (Lots 2A.2B part). Transfer from Mary Ann Blanche 'Dolly' Grant to Reginald Grant Lamb. 7a or thereabouts.5 
Death*27 Aug 1959 Dromana, VIC, Australia, #D25286 (Age 79) [par Isiah MEAD & Mary Ann RUFF].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1925 - 1931Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Henry Grant.6,7
bt 1934 - 1954Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.8,9

Grave

  • Plot 5-648-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia10

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3481-167 John Payne the Younger to Mary Ann Blanche Grant of Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 5610-853.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5610-853 - Mary Ann Blanche Grant to Reginald Grant Lamb of Upper Beaconsfield a member of the Australian Military Forces.
  6. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  7. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  8. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-648-A     Grant     L.     F     63     30/10/1919     635
    5-648-A     Grant     Thomas H.M     78     6/03/1933     879
    5-648-B     Grant     Mary Ann     F          28/08/1956     1412.
Last Edited18 Dec 2017

William Henry Grant

M, #2932, b. 1876, d. 15 Aug 1950
William Henry GRANT
(1876-1950)
c1901
Father*Thomas Henry Grant b. 10 Nov 1853, d. 4 Mar 1933
Mother*Louisa Ludlow b. Jun 1856, d. 28 Oct 1919
Birth*1876 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B9922.1 
Marriage*12 Oct 1897 Spouse: Bessie Daniell Windsor. Gembrook Road, Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #M6858.2
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac5 Oct 1904 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett George Britton Halford to Rawson Parke Francis, Edgar William Walker, John Tyler, William Henry Grant. Trustees of the Assembly Hall.3 
Land-Note*1913 GEM-E-3D: In the Berwick Shire Rate Book William Henry Grant is listed as owner of this property from 1913/14 - 1914/15, in 1915/16 crossed out.4 
Land-UBeac*24 Aug 1914 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B - l/p 6442 (Lot 4A). Transfer from John William Payne to William Henry Grant. 41a 3r 37p.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Jun 1920 PAK l/p 6442 (Lot 4A). Transfer from William Henry Grant to King George. 41a 3r 37p.6 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac28 Dec 1934 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Rawson Parke Francis, William Henry Grant, John Tyler, William Henry Goff, Edgar William Walker to The Beaconsfield Assembly Hall Trust.7 
Widower29 Feb 1948William Henry Grant became a widower upon the death of his wife Bessie Daniell Windsor.8 
Death*15 Aug 1950 Rosebud, VIC, Australia, #D20644 (Age 74.)8 
Death-Notice*16 Aug 1950GRANT.-On August 15, at Kalunna, Ninth avenue, Rosebud, William Henry, beloved husband of the late Bess, loving father of Cecil, Eric, May, Beryl, Jeff and Frank, aged 74 years. Peace, perfect peace.
GRANT.-On August 15, at Kalunna, Rosebud, William Henry, loved son of late Thomas H and Louisa, brother of George, Ern (deceased), Elsie (Mrs H K Lamb, brother-in-law of Harold, uncle of Rex and Kent -Sadly missed.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Bessie Daniell Grant.10,11,12
bt 1914 - 1915Norwood, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Bessie Daniell Grant.13,14

Grave

  • Plot 5-547-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia15

Family

Bessie Daniell Windsor b. 1876, d. 29 Feb 1948
Children 1.Cecil Henry Bell Grant b. 9 Oct 1898, d. 1979
 2.William Eric Grant b. 14 Aug 1900, d. 21 Sep 1973

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - William Henry Goff of Beaconsfield School Teacher Rawson Parke Francis of 309 Flinders Lane Melbourne Wholesale Druggist Edgar William Walker Gentleman John Tyler and William Henry Grant both Orchardists all of Upper Beaconsfield proprietors.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1913-1914.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3481-167 John Payne the Younger to William Henry Grant of Beaconsfield North Orchardist - C/T 3837-218.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3837-218 William Henry Grant to King George V.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - Memo 884 Act No 3765 - The Land comprised herein is held by the trustees for the time being of The Beaconsfield Assembly Hall Trust which is registered in the Register of successory Trusts folium number 247.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Aug 1950, p17.
  10. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  11. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  12. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  14. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  15. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-547-B     Grant     Bessie D.     F          2/03/1948     1218
    5-547-B     Grant     William H.     M     73     16/08/1950     1259.
Last Edited18 Dec 2017

George Thomas Grant

M, #2933, b. 1877, d. 9 Apr 1951
George Thomas GRANT
(1877-1951)
1901
Father*Thomas Henry Grant b. 10 Nov 1853, d. 4 Mar 1933
Mother*Louisa Ludlow b. Jun 1856, d. 28 Oct 1919
Note* In Beaconsfield WWI Booklet. 
Birth*1877 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B22801.1 
Marriage*10 Jun 1902 Spouse: Isabella Sarah Priest. Albert Park, VIC, Australia, #M4183.2
 
Land-UBeac*7 Jul 1920 PAK l/p 6442 (Lots 2Apt.2Bpt.2C) later: PAK-58F.58G. Transfer from King George to George Thomas Grant. 25a 0r 29p. Soldier Settlement for George Thomas GRANT - Applicant for conditional purchase. Whole sum of £1121 2s 9d to be paid by 73 half-yearly instalments.3 
Land-UBeac7 Aug 1941 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 21). Transfer from George Clements William Clements to George Thomas Grant.4 
Land-UBeac*7 Aug 1941 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 6.7). Transfer from George Clements William Clements to George Thomas Grant.5 
Land-Note*24 Dec 1941 PAK-58F.58G: 25a 0r 29p. Soldier Settlement for George Thomas GRANT - Lease cancelled - substituted with Lease 1165-809.6 
Land-UBeac*9 Sep 1942 PAK-58F.58G. Transfer from George Thomas Grant to Ernest Henry Grant. 25a 0r 29p. Soldier Settlement for George Thomas GRANT - Lease transferred to his son Ernest Henry Grant.7 
Death*9 Apr 1951 Woodend, VIC, Australia, #D19812 (age 74.)8 
Death-Notice*10 Apr 1951GRANT-On April 9 at the residence of his son (Thomas William Grant, Woodend) George Thomas late of 13th Light Horse First A I F and late of Beaconsfield beloved husband of Isobella Grant and loving father of Ern, Jean, Tom, Dick, Elsie and Harold and loved granddad of Trevor, Marjorie, Bruce, Peter, Joan, Robert, Barry, Rae, Neil, Anne and Margaret -At rest
GRANT -George Thomas second son of the late T H and W Grant loved brother of Will (deceased) Ern (deceased) Elsie (Mrs H K Lamb) brother in law of Harold uncle of Reg and Kent.9 
Land-UBeac*14 Mar 1952 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 6.7). Transfer from George Thomas Grant to Harold Kent Lamb.10 
Land-UBeac*28 Mar 1952 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 21). Transfer from George Thomas Grant to Isabella Sarah Grant.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Isabella Sarah Grant.12,13,14

Family

Isabella Sarah Priest b. 1878, d. 27 Aug 1960
Children 1.Ernest Henry Grant b. 1903, d. 10 Nov 1984
 2.Thomas William Grant b. 7 Feb 1907, d. 29 Aug 1977

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Nov 1916, Enlisted, Mr George Grant, who goes into camp next week. George has had considerable experience at soldiering, but being married, with a large family, has deterred, him from being there long ago. He says—So many are hanging back, that he cannot resist "The call of Empire" any longer.15

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 1030-875 - George Thomas Grant of Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5196-084 George Thomas Grant of Beaconsfield Orchardist. G T Grant died on 8 April 1951 Probate granted to Harold Kent Lamb of Beaconsfield Accountant.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4272-233 George Thomas Grant of Beaconsfield Orchardist. G T Grant died on 8 April 1951 Probate granted to Harold Kent Lamb of Beaconsfield Accountant.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 1165-809 - George Thomas Grant of Beaconsfield Orchardist - outstanding liability £923 14s 3d.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Lease 1165-809 - Ernest Henry Grant of Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Apr 1951, p14.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4272-233 George Thomas Grant of Beaconsfield Orchardist. G T Grant died on 8 April 1951 Probate granted to Harold Kent Lamb of Beaconsfield Accountant - endorsed on duplicate title 28 Jun 1966.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5196-084 Isabella Sarah Grant - title cancelled see C/T 7715-100.
  12. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  13. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  14. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 9 Nov 1916, p2.
Last Edited9 Jun 2018

Alfred Ernest Grant

M, #2934, b. 1882, d. 27 Jun 1914
Alfred Ernest GRANT
(1882-)
1901
Father*Thomas Henry Grant b. 10 Nov 1853, d. 4 Mar 1933
Mother*Louisa Ludlow b. Jun 1856, d. 28 Oct 1919
Birth*1882 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B9829.1 
Marriage*1906 Spouse: Daisy Wallace Smith. VIC, Australia, #M244.2
 
Death*27 Jun 1914 Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia, #D6892.3 
Death-Notice*11 Jul 1914GRANT.—On the 27th June, at his parents' residence, Alfred Ernest, youngest son of T. H. and L. Grant, of Murrumbeena, beloved husband of Daisy Grant, of Kamarooka, and father of Marion, Jessie and Lewis, aged 32.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Daisy Wallace Grant.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Prahran Telegraph, 11 Jul 1914, p1.
  5. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
Last Edited2 Sep 2015

Elsie May Grant

F, #2936, b. 1891, d. 1975
Father*Thomas Henry Grant b. 10 Nov 1853, d. 4 Mar 1933
Mother*Louisa Ludlow b. Jun 1856, d. 28 Oct 1919
Married NameLamb. 
Birth*1891 Pakenham, VIC, Australia, #B26319.1 
Marriage*18 Nov 1913 Spouse: Harold Kent Lamb. "Caringa", Woorayl Street, Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia.
 
Marriage-Notice*13 Dec 1913LAMB—GRANT.—On the 18th November, 1913, at the residence of the bride's parents, "Caringa," Woorayl street, Murrumbeena, by the Rev T P Trinham, of Kerang, uncle of the bride, Harold Kent, youngest son of Mrs E. Lamb, of Tatura, and the late J W Lamb, to Elsie May, only daughter of Mr and Mrs T. H. Grant.2 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac14 Aug 1918 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B - l/p 7018 (Lots 1A.1B). Transfer from John William Payne Elsie May Lamb to King George. 30a 2r 19 1/2p.3 
Widow1970Elsie May Grant became a widow upon the death of her husband Harold Kent Lamb.4 
Death*1975 Mornington, VIC, Australia, #D20451 (Age 84.)4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Woorayl, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Henry Grant and Louisa Grant.5

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Dec 1913, p13.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3481-167 John Payne the Younger to King George V - C/T 4143-471.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
Last Edited2 Sep 2015

Douglas Kerr

M, #2937, b. 7 Sep 1888, d. 15 Jul 1970

Upper Beaconsfield

Soldier Settler in North Beaconsfield 1920-1930.

World War I

Regimental number 4971 - Presbyterian - Market gardener - Single - Age 27 - NOK Brother, W L Kerr, 16 Gladstone Terrace 12 Meadows Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Unit name 14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement - Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916 - Rank from Nominal Roll Private - 12th Machine Gun Company - RTA 30 January 1918.1
Birth*7 Sep 1888 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. [par Thomas KERR & Hannah THOMSON]2,3,4 
Note*1898 Father's probate: KERR THOMAS, 28/03/1898, TOBACCONIST, AYR, D. 19/12/1897 AT AYR, TESTATE, AYR SHERIFF COURT, SC6/44/60.5      
Marriage*25 Aug 1917 Spouse: Isabella Mary Meikle. Bladnoch, Wigtown, Wigtonshire, Scotland.6,7
Land-Note*1925 Stanley William Smith and Douglas Kerr shared a soldier settlement in Upper Beaconsfield. 
Military15 Mar 1942Enlisted for military service: Trafalgar, VIC, Australia, Australian Army - V367448 - Discharge 20 Sep 1945 - Rank Private - 11 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS.8 
Widower22 Jan 1965He became a widower upon the death of his wife Isabella Mary Meikle.7 
Death*15 Jul 1970 Yallourn, VIC, Australia, #D16666 (Age 81) [par unknown].7 
Probate (Will)* Douglas Kerr. Rtd Farmer. Moe. 15 Jul 1970. 711/777.9 
Village Bell*Mar 1981The article reads: Memories of Dewhurst
Several amusing incidents are recalled about the two soldier settlers, Kerr and Smith, such as the time when they were both spraying rows of fruit trees in their orchard, and, having arrived at opposite sides of the same tree, they drenched each other with copper sulphate solution. They had a temperamental International Harvester oil engine mounted on a four-wheeled cart; it was started by pulling on a rope wound around the fly-wheel, and when it fired, they ran for cover until they were sure it was safe to approach it again.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Thomas KERR (Tobacco & Cigar Merchant), 5 Watt Field Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandAge 2 - scholar11
31 Mar 1901Hannah E KERR (Tobacconist), 50 Alloway Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandAge 12 - scholar12
bt 1921 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Isabella Mary Kerr.13,14,15,16,17,18,19
bt 1931 - 1936Coalville Road, Moe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Isabella Mary Kerr.20,21
1954Brandy Creek Road, Warragul, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Isabella Mary Kerr.22

Family

Isabella Mary Meikle b. 1890, d. 22 Jan 1965
Child 1.Sheila Kerr b. 1919

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Sep 1925, SOLDIER SETTLEMENT. Witnesses Fail to Appear.
    When the Royal Commission on Soldier Settlement met to hear evidence from the settlers of the North Beaconsfield district yesterday there was no appearance of witnesses. The commission delayed its sitting for some time and was available until a late hour but the witnesses did not arrive.
    It was stated when the commission visited North Beaconsfield in July that the soldier settlers there did not expect the commission, and asked to have their evidence heard at a later date. Believing that Show week would be a suitable time for the evidence to be heard, the commission gave 10 days' notice of its decision to hear the evidence in Melbourne on Show Day. No reply was received to the notice.23
  • 17 Oct 1927, The superintendent of horticulture (Mr. J. M. Ward), accompanied by Mr. White, who is representing the Trade Commissioner in London, paid a visit to this district. The party inspected the orchards of Messrs. Smith and Kerr at North Beaconsfield in the morning. Many orchardists availed themselves of the opportunity of meeting the visitors. After lunch the party visited Mr. Lockey's orchard. In the evening Mr. Ward and Mr. White discussed with growers many matters of vital interest, particularly in regard to the export of apples. Mr. Ward will visit the district again on November 7 to further advise orchard ists, and will give a lantern lecture on American methods.24
  • 4 Apr 1928, BOY MIGRATION. Party of Little Brothers.
    On board the Commonwealth liner Esperance Bay, which will arrive in Melbourne on April 5, are 25 Little Brothers who are to take up farm work in Victoria. The names of the boys, of the Big Brothers who will watch their welfare, and of their employers are as follow:-
    Little Brother. Big Brother. Employer.
    T. Railton, Cumberland.—H. W. Brady, East Malvern.—Douglas Kerr, Upper Beaconsfield.25,26
  • 1 Nov 1930, KERR -On the 31st October, at St Helen's, 1 Lewisham Road, Windsor, to Mr and Mrs Douglas Kerr, Moe (late Upper Beaconsfield) - a son.27
  • 12 Jan 1939, Alarming Day at Moe.
    There was considerable alarm when dangerous fires entirely surrounded Moe. The pall of smoke was so thick that motorists along Prince's Highway be tween Moe and Morwell, and also along the Moe-Yallourn road, had to switch on their head lights. Telephone communication between Moe, Morwell and Yallourn was cut off. Soon after mid-day the fire bell was sounded, and members of the Moe fire bzigade, with volunteers, had to fight a fire which menaced the home of Mr D. Kerr, on the Moe-Coalville road. The fire spread across the grass paddocks surrounding the home, and reached the building, burning the hessian off a safe. It then attacked the side of the house, but its progress was quickly retarded.
    Doctor's Fight.
    While assisting, at Kerr's home Mr Jim Railton, who resides on the Slaughter Yard-road between Prince's Highway and the Two Mile, was warned of the danger in which his residence stood, and he and other fire fighters had to go and save it from destruction. The fire bell was sounded a second time for assistance at Moe East. To get through, Dr. Morris had to cut away several fallen trees from the Moe-Erica road, on either side of which the fire raged.28
  • 24 Aug 1942, Engagements KERR-MITCHELL - Eileen McClelland, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs D Kerr, Craigmillar, Moe, to Ronald Percy, second son of Mrs C L. Mitchell, Bunyip and the late Percy D Mitchell.29

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, select Scotland baptisms: bother Walter Dickson KERR b 23 Aug 1881.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name KERR, DOUGLAS - Service Australian Army - Service Number V367448 - Date of Birth      7 Sep 1888 - Place of Birth EDINBOROUGH, SCOTLAND.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Scotlandspeople - 1888 KERR DOUGLAS M NEWINGTON EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/05 1174.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Scotlandspeople.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Scotlandspeople - marriage certificate. Married after Banns according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. Douglas Kerr was a farmer (Private 12th Machine Gun Company of Australia Infantry Forces No 4971 (bachelor) and Isabella Mary was a hospital nurse (Spinster). Both their parents were deceased.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 900; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 150.
  10. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "017-1981, p11."
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census: Parish: Ayr; ED: 12; Page: 18; Line: 10; Roll: CSSCT1891_198."
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Parish: Ayr; ED: 6; Page: 24; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1901_217."
  13. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  14. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  15. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  16. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  17. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  18. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  19. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  20. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  21. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  22. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Sep 1925, p18.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Oct 1927, p15.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Apr 1928, p22.
  26. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    T Railton, age 18, Fruitgrower, 120 Graham Street, Penrith, Cumberland.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Nov 1930, p13.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - Morwell Advertiser, 12 Jan 1939, p6.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Aug 1942, p5.
Last Edited28 Dec 2018

Isabella Mary Meikle

F, #2938, b. 1890, d. 22 Jan 1965
Married NameKerr. 
Birth*1890 Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland. [par Thomas Wilson MEIKLE & Isa Mary PATERSON]1,2 
Note*11 Mar 1890 Mother Isabella Mary MEIKLE or PATERSON died on 11 Mar 1890, intestate. Residence Caledonian Road, Wishaw. Probate 5 Feb 1891. Confirmation ad non executa granted 6 Feb 1905 Hamilton Sheriff Court SC37/42/3.3 
Marriage*25 Aug 1917 Spouse: Douglas Kerr. Bladnoch, Wigtown, Wigtonshire, Scotland.4,1
Death*22 Jan 1965 Yallourn, VIC, Australia, #D2478 (Age 74) [par unknown].1 
Probate (Will)* Isabella Mary Kerr. Married. Warragul. 22 Jan 1965. 625/358.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Thomas W MEIKLE, Thistle Cottage, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ScotlandAge 1. Isabella lived with her father, a steelworks manager, her two sisters and two aunts6
31 Mar 1901Grace B PATERSON, No 2 Acre Place, Wigton, Wigtonshire, ScotlandAge 11 - Scholar (as Isabella M McMEIKLE). Living with her grandmother and her two sisters7
bt 1921 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Douglas Kerr.8,9,10,11,12,13,14
bt 1931 - 1936Coalville Road, Moe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Douglas Kerr.15,16
1954Brandy Creek Road, Warragul, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Douglas Kerr.17

Family

Douglas Kerr b. 7 Sep 1888, d. 15 Jul 1970
Child 1.Sheila Kerr b. 1919

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Scotlandspeople - wills & testaments.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Scotlandspeople - marriage certificate. Married after Banns according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland. Douglas Kerr was a farmer (Private 12th Machine Gun Company of Australia Infantry Forces No 4971 (bachelor) and Isabella Mary was a hospital nurse (Spinster). Both their parents were deceased.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 3441; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 584.
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Cambusnethan; ED: 15; Page: 36; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1891_230."
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Wigtown; ED: 1; Page: 14; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1901_444."
  8. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  9. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  10. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  11. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  12. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  13. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  14. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  15. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  16. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  17. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
Last Edited12 May 2014

Herbert Willis Groser

M, #2939, b. 25 Feb 1881, d. 20 Aug 1967
Herbert Willis GROSER
(1881-1967)

World War I

Herbert Willis Groser was a 34 year old married farmer when he enlisted on 2 Jul 1915. SERN 5335.
His unit the 21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement embarked from Melbourne on 28 Jul 1918, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles.
He returned to Australia on 9 Dec 1918.1
Birth*25 Feb 1881 Mission House, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii.2,3 
Marriage*12 Feb 1914 Spouse: Winifred Mabel Alice Rolfe. St Lukes' Church, Pingelly, WA, Australia.4,3
 
Military*30 Apr 1940Enlisted for military service: Name      GROSER, HERBERT WILLIS
Service      Australian Army
Service Number      V83938
Date of Birth      25 Feb 1881
Place of Birth      HAWAII, HAWWAIIAN IS
Date of Enlistment      30 Apr 1940
Locality on Enlistment      EAST MALVERN, VIC
Place of Enlistment      CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin      GROSER, WINIFRED
Date of Discharge      15 Jul 1943
Rank      Private
Posting at Discharge      AREA STAFF
Prisoner of War      No.5 
Death*20 Aug 1967 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D20719 (age 86) [par Charles Eaton GROSER & Phoebe WAINWRIGHT].4,3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Winifred Mabel Alice Groser.6,7,8

Family

Winifred Mabel Alice Rolfe b. 11 Jul 1883, d. 25 Feb 1968
Children 1.Adrian Charles Noel Groser b. 14 Jan 1920, d. 8 Dec 2000
 2.Val Arthur Lee Groser b. 3 Jan 1923, d. 25 Jul 1999

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Aug 1921, £1 REWARD LOST, Stolen or Strayed - Light Draught Bay Gelding, aged; brand on near shoulder indistinct ; clipped about 4 months; hog mane; hob tailed; rug rubbed. Last seen with a rug on. The above reward will be given to anyone giving information leading to his recovery.
    H.W. GROSER, Gililo, Beaconsfield Upper9
  • 15 Aug 1925, CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. Allegation of Assault.
    Proceedings were taken at the Carlton Court on Friday by Herbert Willis Groser, who claimed £30 (damages for injuries which he alleged had been caused to him through an assault by Harold Charles L'Oste Rolfe, manufacturer, Bertram street, Gardenvale. The Bench was occupied by Mr P J Conlon, PM, and Messrs W Hendry and W J Chadwick, J P's.
    Groser said:—On May 15 I was in my business building in Leicester street, Carlton. Rolfe and I had some words about money matters. Rolfe used offensive language and then struck me and knocked me down. My partner came in and asked him to leave the office. Rolfe said that he would do so. My partner left the office, and Rolfe again became abusive and knocked me down again. I was knocked against a partition. my partner again came in and told the defendant to leave the office. When he refused to do so a threat was made to bring the police. As a result of the assault I had a bruised thigh. I was in a nervous state of mind, and i had sleepless nights. My business transactions were interfered with.
    The Bench decided that Groser was not entitled to damages. The case was dismissed.10

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=120710
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.groserfamilies.com/page443.html
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  6. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  7. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  8. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  9. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "19 Aug 1921, p3."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Aug 1925, p14.
Last Edited18 Dec 2015
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.