Olive Dora Blakeney Pitman

F, #3006, b. 1885, d. 1926
Father*Clarence Pitman b. 1847, d. 9 Mar 1926
Mother*Caroline Anna Blood Newenham b. 1848, d. 17 Apr 1937
Birth*1885 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #B15562.1 
Death*1926 Missing at Marysville - never found. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1917 - 1918"Runnymede", St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Clarence Pitman and Caroline Anna Blood Pitman.2,3

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Jul 1908: LEPERS IN INDIA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,-"Self-denial's letter in your issue of to day on the miseries of lepers in India will, I am sure, do good, and awaken many to the humane desire of relieving these stricken people. I solicit contributions to my box which I hold for Christ Church, St Kilda and anything from 1d per week will be welcome. £5 per year will supply the wants of one leper.
    OLIVE B. PITMAN. 55 Park-street, St. Kilda, July 23.4
  • 23 Sep 1916: RUNNYMEDE," beautifully situated in Upper Beaconsfield Ranges; hot and cold baths, excellent cuisine, coaches meet trains; tariff £2/2/. Telephone 7. Miss Pitman (Misses Cannon). Alice Emily Cannon5
  • 2 Apr 1917: RUNNYMEDE, Upper Beaconsfield Range, Ideal winter and summer resort. No vacancies Easter holidays. Tel. 7. Miss Pitman.6
  • 7 Dec 1917: WANTED - Boy or Lad, milk and generally useful. Good home and outings. 12/6 to start. References. "Runnymede," Upper Beaconsfield. Phone 7.7
  • 13 May 1918: RUNNYMEDE, Upper, Beaconsfield Ranges.- Vacancies for permanents, health in perfection. Tel. 7. Miss Pitman.8
  • 10 Aug 1918: RUNNYMEDE, Upper Beaconsfield. — Winter tariff, 42/ week, 8/ day. Particulars Tourists' Bureau. Telephone 7. Miss Pitman.9
  • 31 Aug 1918: AN Ideal Mountain Home "KOORINGA," reopening September 2. Hot and cold baths, gas, sewered, garage. Tel. 2 Marysville. Miss Pitman (late of Runnymede), Upper Beaconsfield.10
  • 12 Jul 1926: LOST IN THE BUSH. Marysville Woman Missing.
    MARYSVILLE, Sunday.—Fears are entertained here for the safety of Miss Olive B Pitman, aged 39 years, who has been missing since Thursday. Miss Pitman, who is the proprietress of the Kooringa guest house, and is therefore known to a large circle of people, suffered from bad health two years ago, and eventually went to Melbourne for treatment. Returning on Monday her friends were glad to observe that apparently she was in excellent health, an impression which the succeeding days did nothing to destroy.
    After breakfast on Thursday morning, Miss Pitman left home without saying where she was going, but Mrs Pitman presumed that her daughter had gone to the cemetery to visit the grave of her father, who died a few months ago. As the walk to the cemetery takes at least 30 minutes, no anxiety was felt when she did not return before noon. As the hour for luncheon came and went without any sign of her daughter, Mrs Pitman became anxious and requested the assistance of Constable Barton. During the afternoon the constable searched the district without success, and in the evening he reported the matter to Mounted Constable Ware. He on Friday morning organised a search party, the efforts of which met with no better result than those of the previous day.
    The search was resumed on Saturday morning, and six miles out, on the Woods Point road, Constable Barton observed the marks of a woman's shoe. He was only able to follow the trail for a short distance as the heavy rain had washed out the tracks on the soft ground. The tracks were valuable as indicating the direction which had been taken by Miss Pitman, and when the black trackers who had been asked for arrived from Melbourne, they were driven in a car to the point where the imprints ended. The trackers immediately took up the trail, and went into the bush. Up to this evening nothing has been heard from them, nor have the police been able to find anyone who saw Miss Pitman after she had left the township.11
  • 13 Jul 1926: MISSING MARYSVILLE WOMAN. Large Search Party at Work. MARYSVILLE, Monday -In spite of continued efforts since daylight this morning by a large party, including black trackers, no trace has been found of Miss Olive Pitman, of Kooringa, who has been missing from her home since Thursday.12
  • 14 Jul 1926: MISSING MARYSVILLE WOMAN. Search Still Unsuccessful.
    MARYSVILLE, Tuesday - The efforts of a large search party to trace Miss Olive Pitman were again unsuccessful today.
    There were indications that Miss Pitman may have passed along the Woods Point road towards Cumberland Valley, but an exhaustive search in this direction has been without result. The trackers left the district last night, because after the heavy rain any tracks likely to have been of use have been obliterated.13
  • 17 Jul 1926: MISSING WOMAN. Search to be Continued.
    HEALESVILLE, Friday. - No trace has been found of Miss Olive B. Pitman, of Kooringa, Marysville, who has been missing from her home since July 8. For more than a week parties have scoured the bush, but the rugged nature of the country, combined with bad weather, has made the task difficult. A final effort is to be made on Sunday, when it is estimated that more than 100 men will thoroughly comb the country in the Cumberland territory, this being the last place where traces of the missing woman were followed. Constable W. Bartholomew, of Healesville, is organising a search party in that town, and several car loads of volunteers will leave early on Sunday morning to join forces with the Marysville searchers.14
  • 6 Dec 1929: LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS. DISAPPEARANCE RECALLED. Probate of Will Granted.
    The search in the mountainous country between Marysville and Wood's Point for 10 days in July 1926, for Olive Blakney Pitman, of Kooringa guest house, Marysville, whose whereabouts have not been discovered, and who is presumed to have died from exposure was recalled, by an application made to Mr Justice Wasley, in the Practice Court yesterday.
    Miss Gwendolyn De Burgh Pitman, of Kooringa, Marysville applied for probate of the will ... [article continues - hard to read] Gwendolyn De Burgh Pitman15
  • 11 Nov 1933: Ill-Fated Family
    Newenham Mueller Pitman, whose will has been lodged for probate, was the third of his family to die in tragic circumstances. He was found shot dead in his city office in August, and the Coroner returned a find of suicide, due to business worries. His will was made on November 11, 1931, shortly before his sister, Miss Gwendolyn De Burgh Pitman, was found fatally burned near her home at Marysville. In 1929 another sister wandered into the bush at Marysville and was never seen again. Pitman left estate valued at £3204 and directed that it be divided between his sister Gwendolyn and a life-long friend and, in the event of either pre-deceasing him, her share to go to a married sister, Persse Rosalind Stringer, of Hawthorn. Newenham Mueller Pitman Carrie Rosalind Persse Pitman Gwendolyn De Burgh Pitman16
  • 6 Feb 1939: SKULL FOUND - Marysville Mystery
    The disappearance of a woman from Marysville more than 12 years ago may be solved by the finding of a skull near Marysville on Saturday.
    In July, 1926, Miss Olive Pitman disappeared from Kooringa guest house, which was conducted by her family at Marysville. No trace of the woman was found at the time. Her family has since left the district.
    On Saturday Mr. K. Elmore, who was engaged on reconstruction at Anderson's No. 1 mill, which was burnt in the recent bush fires, noticed an eagle attacking something about a mile from Marysville.
    When he went to investigate he found that the eagle's prey was only a rabbit, but close by he found a human skull. The skull was the only part of the skeleton found, but a piece of steel, which appeared to be part of a corset, was near it.
    The skull appeared to have been exposed for many years. It is thought unlikely that it is part of the remains of a previously undiscovered victim of the recent bush fires. It will be sent to Melbourne for examination.17

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  3. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Jul 1908, p9.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 Sep 1916, p23.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Apr 1917, p16.
  7. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette (Vic.), 7 Dec 1917, p2.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 May 1918, p12.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Aug 1918, p22.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 31 Aug 1918, p24.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 12 Jul 1926, p10.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 Jul 1926, p11.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Jul 1926, p21.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 July 1926, p32.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Dec 1929, p10.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian (Vic.), 11 Nov 1933, p1.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Feb 1939, p11.
Last Edited5 Jul 2019

Edward Menzel

M, #3008, b. 1870, d. 1 Oct 1938
Birth*1870 Hamilton, VIC, Australia, #B9098 [par Johann MENZEL & Anna Dorothea PELCHEN].1 
Marriage*28 Sep 1904 Spouse: Agnes Clementia Smith. VIC, Australia, #M5829.2
 
Death*1 Oct 1938 Hamilton, VIC, Australia, #D18312 (Age 68) [par Johann MENZEL & Anna Dorothea PELCHEN].3 

Family

Agnes Clementia Smith b. 22 May 1872, d. 13 May 1959
Child 1.Clementia Dorothea Menzel+ b. 17 Aug 1908, d. 30 Sep 1983

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Oct 1904: SOCIAL. On Wednesday, 28th ult., Mr. Edward Menzel, of Hamilton, celebrated his marriage with Miss Agnes Smith, of Melbourne, at Mrs J. Menzel's, his ....s residence, near Kornheim. The church was prettily decorated with leaves, twigs, flowers, and ribbons. Rev. L. Wentzel performed the ceremony. As the party left the church Miss Hubner played Mendelssohn's wedding march. A sumptuous wedding breakfast was in readiness when the party returned from church. The bride looked very pretty in a cream dress, with a myrtle wreath and silk ... ... The happy couple were the recipients of a large number of ...le presents. Agnes Clementia Smith4

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. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Horsham Times (Vic.), Tue 11 Oct 1904, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72834365
Last Edited3 Jan 2019

Agnes Clementia Smith

F, #3009, b. 22 May 1872, d. 13 May 1959
Father*Hervey Shakespear Smith b. Sep 1847, d. 31 Oct 1893
Mother*Matilda Emma Frances Searle b. Sep 1846, d. 30 Mar 1884
Married NameMenzel. 
Birth*22 May 1872 St Johns, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, Sep Q [Worcester] 6c 291.1,2,3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel15 Feb 1890 Sailing with Hervey Shakespear Smith, Hervey Percival Smith, Frederick Shakespear Smith, Ernest Bacon Smith, Alexander Beauchamp Smith, Rosalia Matilda Smith, Emma Annie Smith, Victoria Alice Smith, Marion Frances 'Queenie' Smith, Florence Mehetabel Smith to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship S.S. Salier sailing from Southampton.
They sailed together with Mr James Smith, a merchant aged 52 and his wife aged 45, and their son Vernon aged 16.
Age 17.4
Marriage*28 Sep 1904 Spouse: Edward Menzel. VIC, Australia, #M5829.5
 
Widow1 Oct 1938Agnes Clementia Smith became a widow upon the death of her husband Edward Menzel.6 
Death*13 May 1959 Hamilton, VIC, Australia, #D23256 (Age 86.)7,1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Elm Grove, St John Bedwardine, Worcester, Worcestershire, England(Head of Household) Hervey Shakespear Smith;
Age 8 - Scholar
Member(s) of Household: Matilda Emma Frances Smith, Rosalia Matilda Smith, Hervey Percival Smith, Emma Annie Smith, Frederick Shakespear Smith, Ernest Bacon Smith, Victoria Alice Smith, Florence Mehetabel Smith8
1914547 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Hervey Percival Smith and Nettie Florence Smith, Emma Annie Smith, Alexander Beauchamp Smith, Marion Frances 'Queenie' Smith, Victoria Alice Smith.9
1949115 Coleraine Road, Hamilton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Marion Frances 'Queenie' Smith.10

Family

Edward Menzel b. 1870, d. 1 Oct 1938
Child 1.Clementia Dorothea Menzel+ b. 17 Aug 1908, d. 30 Sep 1983

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Oct 1904: SOCIAL. On Wednesday, 28th ult., Mr. Edward Menzel, of Hamilton, celebrated his marriage with Miss Agnes Smith, of Melbourne, at Mrs J. Menzel's, his ....s residence, near Kornheim. The church was prettily decorated with leaves, twigs, flowers, and ribbons. Rev. L. Wentzel performed the ceremony. As the party left the church Miss Hubner played Mendelssohn's wedding march. A sumptuous wedding breakfast was in readiness when the party returned from church. The bride looked very pretty in a cream dress, with a myrtle wreath and silk ... ... The happy couple were the recipients of a large number of ...le presents. Edward Menzel11

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Family Tree: Allyson541.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Searle Family Tree: Owner: tonysearleuk.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  6. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "[par Hervey S SMITH & Unknown SEARLE] - as Agnes Clementina."
  8. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1881 census: RG11 2913/76 p48."
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "Queenie WINTLE at Coleraine Road (no street no) - crossed out on roll
    Agnes MENZEL at 115 Coleraine Road."
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Horsham Times (Vic.), Tue 11 Oct 1904, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72834365
Last Edited7 Jun 2020

Hervey Shakespear Smith

M, #3010, b. Sep 1847, d. 31 Oct 1893
Birth*Sep 1847 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, Sep Q [Shoreditch] 2 389 - as Hervy Shakespear SMITH.1 
Marriage*23 Jan 1867 Spouse: Matilda Emma Frances Searle. District Parish Church, Shoreditch, London, England, Mar Q [Shoreditch] 1c 296.2
Widower30 Mar 1884Hervey Shakespear Smith became a widower upon the death of his wife Matilda Emma Frances Searle.2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel15 Feb 1890 Sailing with Hervey Percival Smith, Frederick Shakespear Smith, Ernest Bacon Smith, Alexander Beauchamp Smith, Rosalia Matilda Smith, Emma Annie Smith, Agnes Clementia Smith, Victoria Alice Smith, Marion Frances 'Queenie' Smith, Florence Mehetabel Smith to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship S.S. Salier sailing from Southampton.
They sailed together with Mr James Smith, a merchant aged 52 and his wife aged 45, and their son Vernon aged 16.
Age 45 - Merchant.3
Death*31 Oct 1893 West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D15367 (Age 46) [par Fred SMITH & Clementia SHAKESPEAR].4 
Death-Notice*2 Nov 1893SMITH.—On the 31st ult, at Federal Palace Hotel, Melbourne, Hervey Shakespear Smith, aged 46 years.5 
Probate (Will)*16 Mar 1894 54/397. Secretary Federal Coffee Palace Company.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Frederick SMITH, Stationer, 32 Brudenell Place, Shoreditch, London, EnglandAge 13 - Junior Prayer Book Maker?7
2 Apr 18716 Boughton Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, EnglandHead of Household: Hervey Shakespear Smith. Age 23 - Clerk at "Journal Newspaper" Office
Member(s) of Household: Matilda Emma Frances Searle, Rosalia Matilda Smith, Hervey Percival Smith.8
3 Apr 1881Elm Grove, St John Bedwardine, Worcester, Worcestershire, EnglandHead of Household: Hervey Shakespear Smith. Age 33 - Newspaper Manager
Member(s) of Household: Matilda Emma Frances Smith, Agnes Clementia Smith, Rosalia Matilda Smith, Hervey Percival Smith, Emma Annie Smith, Frederick Shakespear Smith, Ernest Bacon Smith, Victoria Alice Smith, Florence Mehetabel Smith.9

Family

Matilda Emma Frances Searle b. Sep 1846, d. 30 Mar 1884
Children 1.Rosalia Matilda Smith b. 1 Sep 1868, d. 5 Jun 1927
 2.Hervey Percival Smith b. 2 Dec 1869, d. 27 Dec 1947
 3.Emma Annie Smith b. 13 Apr 1871, d. 13 Oct 1951
 4.Agnes Clementia Smith+ b. 22 May 1872, d. 13 May 1959
 5.Frederick Shakespear Smith+ b. 8 Feb 1874, d. 3 May 1948
 6.Ernest Bacon Smith b. 17 Feb 1875, d. 7 Sep 1954
 7.Victoria Alice Smith b. 1 Sep 1876, d. 15 Apr 1964
 8.Florence Mehetabel Smith b. 13 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1921
 9.Marion Frances 'Queenie' Smith b. 24 Nov 1882, d. 8 Jul 1954
 10.Alexander Beauchamp Smith+ b. 6 Feb 1883, d. 26 Nov 1951

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Mar 1894: The acting registrar has granted letters of administration in the estates of Hervey Shakespeare Smith £53.10

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "mother's maiden name Shakespear."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Nov 1893, p1.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  7. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG 9; Piece: 236; Folio: 32; Page: 21; GSU roll: 542597."
  8. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1871 Census Class: RG10; Piece: 3047; Folio: 68; Page: 33; GSU roll: 838876."
  9. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1881 census: RG11 2913/76 p48."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Mar 1894, p3.
Last Edited7 Jun 2020

Matilda Emma Frances Searle

F, #3011, b. Sep 1846, d. 30 Mar 1884
Father*John Pollard Searle b. 1814, d. 17 Jun 1881
Mother*Matilda Mehetabel Bacon b. Nov 1812, d. 8 Mar 1875
Married NameSmith. 
Birth*Sep 1846 St Lukes, Middlesex, England, Sep Q [St Lukes] 2 293.1 
Marriage*23 Jan 1867 Spouse: Hervey Shakespear Smith. District Parish Church, Shoreditch, London, England, Mar Q [Shoreditch] 1c 296.1
Death*30 Mar 1884 Worcester, Worcestershire, England, Mar Q [Worcester] 6c 168 (Age 37.)1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 18716 Boughton Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, England(Head of Household) Hervey Shakespear Smith;
Age 24 - No occupation
Member(s) of Household: Rosalia Matilda Smith Hervey Percival Smith2
3 Apr 1881Elm Grove, St John Bedwardine, Worcester, Worcestershire, England(Head of Household) Hervey Shakespear Smith;
Age 31
Member(s) of Household: Agnes Clementia Smith, Rosalia Matilda Smith, Hervey Percival Smith, Emma Annie Smith, Frederick Shakespear Smith, Ernest Bacon Smith, Victoria Alice Smith, Florence Mehetabel Smith3

Family

Hervey Shakespear Smith b. Sep 1847, d. 31 Oct 1893
Children 1.Rosalia Matilda Smith b. 1 Sep 1868, d. 5 Jun 1927
 2.Hervey Percival Smith b. 2 Dec 1869, d. 27 Dec 1947
 3.Emma Annie Smith b. 13 Apr 1871, d. 13 Oct 1951
 4.Agnes Clementia Smith+ b. 22 May 1872, d. 13 May 1959
 5.Frederick Shakespear Smith+ b. 8 Feb 1874, d. 3 May 1948
 6.Ernest Bacon Smith b. 17 Feb 1875, d. 7 Sep 1954
 7.Victoria Alice Smith b. 1 Sep 1876, d. 15 Apr 1964
 8.Florence Mehetabel Smith b. 13 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1921
 9.Marion Frances 'Queenie' Smith b. 24 Nov 1882, d. 8 Jul 1954
 10.Alexander Beauchamp Smith+ b. 6 Feb 1883, d. 26 Nov 1951

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1871 Census Class: RG10; Piece: 3047; Folio: 68; Page: 33; GSU roll: 838876."
  3. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1881 census: RG11 2913/76 p48."
Last Edited27 Mar 2019

Thomas Haley

M, #3012, b. 1876, d. 28 Oct 1945
Probate (Will)* 370/875. Taxi Service Propr. Up Beaconsfield.1 
Birth*1876 Benalla, VIC, Australia, #B7079.2 
Marriage*1906 Spouse: Esther Hooper. VIC, Australia, #M2842.3
 
Widower26 Dec 1932Thomas Haley became a widower upon the death of his wife Esther Hooper.4 
Marriage*1934 Spouse: Evelyn Grace Cowie. VIC, Australia, #M3477.5
 
Land-UBeac*5 Apr 1943 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 7.16. parts 6.8.9.12.13.14.15.17). Transfer from Edith Annie Jackson Mary Elizabeth Jackson to Thomas Haley Evelyn Grace Haley. 2a 10p.6 
Death*28 Oct 1945 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D22185 (Age 69) [par Thomas HALEY & Jane PROCTOR].4 
Death-Notice*29 Oct 1945HALEY. - On October 28, at Berwick, Thomas, the dearly beloved husband of Grace Haley, of Homeleigh, Salisbury road, Upper Beaconsfield, and loving father of Bruce, aged 69 years.
HALEY.-The Funeral of the late Mr. THOMAS HALEY will leave his home, Homeleigh, Salisbury road, Upper Beaconsfield, THIS DAY, after a. service commencing at 3.30 p.m., for the Berwick Cemetery, arriving about 3.50 p.m.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
194232 Waltham Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: garage proprietor. With Evelyn Grace Haley.8

Grave

  • Plot 1-074-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Thomas Haley died 1945 aged 69 husband of Grace9

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4231; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1301.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6544-788 - Thomas Haley Taxi Proprietor and Evelyn Grace Haley his wife both of 32 Waltham Street Sandringham - joint proprietors.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Oct 1945, p2 & p16.
  8. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  9. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-074-B     Haley M 69 13/10/1945 1166
    Haley Thomas 1945 69 hus/ Grace.
Last Edited20 Apr 2016

Evelyn Grace Cowie

F, #3013, b. 1906, d. 1986
Married NameCain. 
Married NameHaley. 
Birth*1906 
Marriage*1934 Spouse: Thomas Haley. VIC, Australia, #M3477.1
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac5 Apr 1943 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 7.16. parts 6.8.9.12.13.14.15.17). Transfer from Edith Annie Jackson Mary Elizabeth Jackson to Thomas Haley Evelyn Grace Haley. 2a 10p.2 
Widow28 Oct 1945She became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Haley.3 
Land-UBeac*17 Apr 1946 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 7.16. parts 6.8.9.12.13.14.15.17). Transfer from Evelyn Grace Haley to an unknown person . Evelyn Grace Haley is now sole proprietor.4 
Land-UBeac*17 Apr 1946 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 7.16. parts 6.8.9.12.13.14.15.17). Transfer from Evelyn Grace Cowie to Mary Jane Wheeler Williams. 2a 10p.5 
Marriage*1947 Spouse: William Cain. VIC, Australia, #M22369/1947.6
 
Death*1986 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D25422 (Age 80) [par Charles COWIE & Isabelle FOSTER] - as CAIN.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
194232 Waltham Street, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Haley.8
197732 Heroes Avenue, Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.9

Citations

  1. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6544-788 - Thomas Haley Taxi Proprietor and Evelyn Grace Haley his wife both of 32 Waltham Street Sandringham - joint proprietors.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6544-788 - Evelyn Grace Haley is now sole proprietor.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6544-788 - Mary Jane Wheeler Williams of 97 Mathoura Road Toorak Widow.
  6. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D25422 - Place of birth Berwick."
  8. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  9. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
Last Edited5 May 2019

James Airth Wilson

M, #3015, b. 1832, d. 1898
Birth*1832 Edinburgh, Scotland. 
Marriage*1868 Spouse: Isabel Pardoe Tarte. All Saints' Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M3774.1
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Oct 1868WILSON-TARTE. -On the 9th inst., at All Saints' Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. H. Gregory, James A. Wilson, surgeon-dentist, to Isabel Pardoe, second daughter of James Tarte, and granddaughter of John Tarte, Oreton-hall, Shropshire, England. Home papers please copy.2 
Death*1898 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D10584/1898 (Age 66) [par James WILSON & Margaret AIRTH].3 

Family

Isabel Pardoe Tarte b. 1831, d. 2 Mar 1906
Children 1.Thomas Pickernel Wilson+ b. 1871, d. 3 Nov 1956
 2.Isabel Blanche Maud Wilson b. 1872, d. 3 Apr 1962
 3.Beatrice Augusta Airth Wilson b. 1878, d. 1953

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Oct 1868, p4.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
Last Edited28 Apr 2019

Isabel Pardoe Tarte

F, #3016, b. 1831, d. 2 Mar 1906
Married NameWilson. 
Birth*1831 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. 
Marriage*1868 Spouse: James Airth Wilson. All Saints' Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M3774.1
 
Marriage-Notice*10 Oct 1868WILSON-TARTE. -On the 9th inst., at All Saints' Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. H. Gregory, James A. Wilson, surgeon-dentist, to Isabel Pardoe, second daughter of James Tarte, and granddaughter of John Tarte, Oreton-hall, Shropshire, England. Home papers please copy.2 
Widow1898Isabel Pardoe Tarte became a widow upon the death of her husband James Airth Wilson.3 
Death*2 Mar 1906 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D206/1906 (Age 75) [par James TARTE & Mary Ann PARKES].3 
Death-Notice*3 Mar 1906WILSON.—On the 2nd March, at "Coamwood," 50 Drummond-street, Ballarat, Isabel Pardoe, wife of the late James A. Wilson, aged 76 years. Funeral private. No flowers.4 

Family

James Airth Wilson b. 1832, d. 1898
Children 1.Thomas Pickernel Wilson+ b. 1871, d. 3 Nov 1956
 2.Isabel Blanche Maud Wilson b. 1872, d. 3 Apr 1962
 3.Beatrice Augusta Airth Wilson b. 1878, d. 1953

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Oct 1868, p4.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 3 Mar 1906, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10046286
Last Edited28 Apr 2019

Thomas Pickernel Wilson

M, #3017, b. 1871, d. 3 Nov 1956
Father*James Airth Wilson b. 1832, d. 1898
Mother*Isabel Pardoe Tarte b. 1831, d. 2 Mar 1906
Birth*1871 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B443.1 
Marriage*1897 Spouse: Kate Larken. VIC, Australia, #M4159.2
 
Death*3 Nov 1956 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D22574 (age 85.)3 
Death-Notice*5 Nov 1956WILSON. - On November 3, at private hospital, Ballarat, Thomas Pickernell Wilson, of 1319 Sturt street Ballarat, beloved husband of the late Kate, and loving father of Seymour A. (Bob), Neville, and Geoff, in his 86th year.4 

Family

Kate Larken
Children 1.Seymour Airth 'Bob' Wilson b. 1898, d. 1977
 2.Geoffrey Thomas Wilson b. 1907, d. 1970

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Nov 1956, p10.
Last Edited18 Apr 2016

Seymour Airth 'Bob' Wilson

M, #3018, b. 1898, d. 1977
Father*Thomas Pickernel Wilson b. 1871, d. 3 Nov 1956
Mother*Kate Larken
Birth*1898 Stawell, VIC, Australia, #B29335.1 
Marriage*21 Sep 1928 Spouse: Joan Frances Clarissa (Toena) Tarte. Holy Trinity Church, Suva, Fiji.
 
Marriage-Notice*3 Nov 1928WILSON—TARTE.—On the 21st September, at Holy Trinity Church, Suva, Fiji, by the Ven. Archdeacon Hands, Seymour Airth, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Wilson, of Wuurna, Sturt street, Ballarat, and Frances Joan (Thoena), elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Tarte, Yuna Estate, Taveuni, Fiji.2 
Land-UBeac*19 Oct 1962 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (10.11.12.13 part), 20 Salisbury Road. Transfer from Isabel Blanche Maud Francis to Seymour Airth 'Bob' Wilson Geoffrey Thomas Wilson.3 
Land-UBeac*12 Nov 1965 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (10.11.12.13 part), 20 Salisbury Road. Transfer from Seymour Airth 'Bob' Wilson Geoffrey Thomas Wilson to Frank Elsworth Roynon Winifred Gertrude Roynon. Caveat lodged 18 Feb 1965.4 
Death*1977 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #D21733 (Age 78.)5 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Nov 1928, p13.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6100-866 - Seymour Airth Wilson of 25 Sturt Street Ballarat Dentist and Geoffrey Thomas Wilson of Carcoola Private Bag Ballarat Stock and Station Agent - tenants in common in equal shares.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6100-866 - Frank Elsworth Roynon Packer and Winifred Gertrude Roynon Married Woman both of Salisbury Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited13 Feb 2020

Kate Larken

F, #3019
Married NameWilson. 
Marriage*1897 Spouse: Thomas Pickernel Wilson. VIC, Australia, #M4159.1
 

Family

Thomas Pickernel Wilson b. 1871, d. 3 Nov 1956
Children 1.Seymour Airth 'Bob' Wilson b. 1898, d. 1977
 2.Geoffrey Thomas Wilson b. 1907, d. 1970

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited28 Apr 2019

Geoffrey Thomas Wilson

M, #3020, b. 1907, d. 1970
Father*Thomas Pickernel Wilson b. 1871, d. 3 Nov 1956
Mother*Kate Larken
Birth*1907 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #390.1 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 Oct 1962 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (10.11.12.13 part), 20 Salisbury Road. Transfer from Isabel Blanche Maud Francis to Seymour Airth 'Bob' Wilson Geoffrey Thomas Wilson.2 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Nov 1965 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (10.11.12.13 part), 20 Salisbury Road. Transfer from Seymour Airth 'Bob' Wilson Geoffrey Thomas Wilson to Frank Elsworth Roynon Winifred Gertrude Roynon. Caveat lodged 18 Feb 1965.3 
Death*1970 Smythdale, VIC, Australia, #D10413 (Age 63.)4 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6100-866 - Seymour Airth Wilson of 25 Sturt Street Ballarat Dentist and Geoffrey Thomas Wilson of Carcoola Private Bag Ballarat Stock and Station Agent - tenants in common in equal shares.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6100-866 - Frank Elsworth Roynon Packer and Winifred Gertrude Roynon Married Woman both of Salisbury Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited18 Apr 2016

John Samuel Kirk

M, #3024, b. 1883, d. 24 Oct 1976
Birth*1883 Camperdown, VIC, Australia, #B14649.1 
Marriage*22 Feb 1909 Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Mosley. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1057/1909.2
 
Divorce*1926John Samuel Kirk and Mary Elizabeth Kirk were divorced in 1926 at VIC, Australia, 1926/437
I, JOHN SAMUEL KIRK of 303 Bell Street Preston in the State of Victoria Hairdreaser make oath and say -
That I am the abovenamed Petitioner.
That I was on the 22nd day of February 1909 lawfully married to the abovenamed Respondent Mary Elizabeth Kirk (formerly Mary Elizabeth Moseley)(in the marriage certificate wrongly called Mosley) by the Reverend John Peter O'Connell at St. Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne in the State of Victoria according to the rite of the Catholic Church.
That the Respondent has without just cause or excuse wilfully deserted me and without any such cause or excuse left me continuously so deserted during three years and upwards.
That I am now 41 years of age and was born at Camperdown in the State of Victoria and am domiciled in the State of Victoria.
That the Respondent is now 40 years of age and was born at Coburg in the State of Victoria and is domiciled in the State of Victoria.
That prior to the said marriage I was a bachelor and earned my living as a hairdresser and since the said marriage I have continued in that occupation and also that of a Hotelkeeper.
Prior to the said marriage Respondent was a spinster and was engaged in home duties and since the said marriage Respondent was supported by me while we lived together, part of that time respondent was a licensed victualler and since the time she deserted me she conducts a boarding house.
There is living issue of the said marriage a male child Jack Kirk born at Windsor in the said State now fifteen years of age.
Immediately after the said marriage Respondent and I lived and cohabited together at Bacchus Marsh where I had a hairdressing business. We remained there until the year 1913 when in consequence of my ill health I sold the said business and with the consent of the Respondent went to Sydney for several months to recuperate. During that time Respondent stayed with her relatives. On being restored to good health I returned to Victoria and purchased a hairdressing business at High Street Horthcote in 1914. The Respondent and I lived and cohabited at the dwelling attached to the business and remained there for four years. At the latter part of this period Respondent conducted a Confectionery business. In or about the year 1918 I moved my business into more up to date premises in High Street Northcote and the Respondent and I then lived away from the business in a house in Helen Street Northcote. In or about 1920 I sold my business and the Respondent sold her Confectionery business. With the joint proceeds we purchased the lease and license of the Cardinia Park Hotel Beaconsfield.
The Respondent and I lived and cohabited there till October or November 1921. We both worked in the business of the said hotel; in addition for about eight months I conducted a small hairdressing business at-Berwick which I used to attend four evenings a week. Up to this time Respondent and I had lived on amicable terms and by our united endeavours were in comfortable circumstances. About three months before leaving the Cardinia Park Hotel about July or August 1921 relations became strained between Respondent and myself because I called for her one night at the Central Hotel Beaconsfield where she was spending the evening. This passed over and when we sold the Hotel we purchased the Pine Grove Hotel Upper Beaconsfield. At that time the Respondent and I were again on friendly terms and we lived together at the latter Hotel where we both for a time put in the whole of our time. In the off season at the Respondents suggestion I obtained employment as Manager of hairdressing and tobacconist businesses in and around Melbourne. I returned to Upper Beaconsfield every week end and paid the whole of my earnings to the Respondent. Shortly prior to May 1923 I noticed that Respondent was neglecting ny needs about the home and I asked her what was the reason. She said "I am finished with you. "I'm sick of you." I asked her again for her reason. She said she had no reason. I asked and urged her to change her mind but she persisted in her attitude. bhe refused to take any more money from me although I continued to offer the same to her and from the 12th May 1923 she refused to have sexual intercourse with me. I continued in my employment and went home each weekend. The Respondent continued her hostile attitude towards me refusing me intercourse and neglecting my needs in the home and on two occasions she struck me and on a third occasion she and her sister both attacked me and I was considerably cut about the head and face and my clothing torn. I found that Respondent in May 1923 had made arrangements to sell the Hotel. In July 1923 I consulted my Solicitor who I am informed and believe wrote the Respondent a letter on 24th July 1923. Despite my protests the Respondent persisted in her attitude and at the end of August 1923 left the Hotel in my "absence leaving no message. I found out she had gone when I returned at the weekend. This was shortly after my Solicitor sent her the said letter. She had appointed a Manager to look after the Hotel in her place. I have only spoken to Respondent on two occasions since and she ignored me on both occasions.
This occurred in the month of November 1923. After she left the Hotel I was unaware of her whereabouts for some months. I made exhaustive efforts to find her and the child. The property was sold and the proceeds settled between Respondent and I and the child of the marriage by agreement dated the 9th day of November 1923.
On the 29th April 1924 I made through my Solicitor an application to Mr. Justice Mann for the custody of the child of the said marriage and an order was made for the Respondent to have the custody of the child and I was to have access to the child. I paid the Respondent fifteen shillings a week for the maintenance of the child up to the date of this order.
Sexual cohabitation between Respondent and myself ceased in the month of May 1923.3 
Marriage*1929 Spouse: Patricia Kitchenham. VIC, Australia, #D8666/1929.4
 
Death*24 Oct 1976 Preston, VIC, Australia, #D26240 (Age 93) [par John KIRK & Mary Elizabeth THOMAS].5 
Death-Notice*27 Oct 1976KIRK. — On October 24, at PANCH John Samuel, dearly loved husband of Patricia, loved father of John, Alma (Mrs Anderson), Coral (Mrs Peterson), Nell and Eileen (Mrs. Harry). By request, no flowers; instead donations to PANCH.
KIRK. — The Funeral of the late Mr JOHN SAMUEL KIRK of Garnet St., Preston, is appointed to leave Ern Jensen and Sons' funeral home, cnr. Bruce and Mary Sts., Preston, TOMORROW (THURSDAY), after a service commencing at 10.30 a.m. for the Fawkner Crematorium.
ERN JENSEN AND SONS. Preston. 480 1477.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 1922Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: hairdresser. With Mary Elizabeth Kirk.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jun 1921: BEACONSFIELD MURDER. (excerpt)
    Mr John Samuel Kirk, husband of the licensee of the Cardinia Park Hotel, gives the next information regarding the movements of the party. He says that at about 8 o'clock a car, which came from the direction of the Quambi road, stopped at the hotel. A man alighted, and asked Mr Kirk for a bottle of beer. As it was not opening time Mr Kirk refused to supply it, and the man returned to the car.8
  • 30 Apr 1924: CUSTODY OF CHILD. Father's Claim Fails.
    Before Mr. Justice Mann, in the Practice Court yesterday, an application was made on behalf of John Samuel Kirk, of Mordialloc, hairdresser, for the custody of his son Jack. It was stated that the child was at present in the custody of his mother, Mary Elizabeth Kirk, of Fitzroy street, St. Kilda. He is aged 13 years. The father is a Presbyterian, and the mother belongs, to the Roman Catholic faith Mr. Magennis (instructed by Mr. Sonenberg) appeared for Kirk; and Mr. Lowe (instructed by Mr. P. J. Ridgeway) for Mrs Kirk.
    After hearing evidence by the father and mother, Mr. Justice Mann said it would not useful, and it might be mischievous, for him to express an opinion with regard to the conduct of the husband or wife. On the evidence the welfare of the child would best be served by not disturbing his present custody. On counsel giving an undertaking that reasonable access would be given to the father, he would make no order. Mary Elizabeth Mosley Jack Kirk9

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. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Victoria, Australia, Divorce Records, 1860-1940
    Petitioner: John Samuel Kirk. Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Kirk. Divorce: 1926/437.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) 27 Oct 1976, p28.
  7. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Jun 1921, p8.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 30 Apr 1924, p9.
Last Edited15 Apr 2021

Mary Elizabeth Mosley

F, #3025, b. 1886, d. 3 Apr 1946
Married NameKirk. 
Birth*1886 Coburg, VIC, Australia, #B1814.1 
Marriage*22 Feb 1909 Spouse: John Samuel Kirk. St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1057/1909.2
 
Land-UBeac*5 Dec 1921 GEM-D-11. Transfer from Thomas Pridham to Mary Elizabeth Kirk. 19a 3r 39p.3 
Land-Note*5 Dec 1921 GEM-D-11: Mortgagee: Thomas Pridham. Discharged 19 Jun 1925. Mortgagor was Mary Elizabeth Kirk.4 
Land-UBeac*20 Oct 1923 GEM-D-11. Transfer from Mary Elizabeth Kirk to Frederick William Lambert. 19a 3r 39p.5 
Divorce*1926Mary Elizabeth Kirk and John Samuel Kirk were divorced in 1926 at VIC, Australia, 1926/437
I, JOHN SAMUEL KIRK of 303 Bell Street Preston in the State of Victoria Hairdreaser make oath and say -
That I am the abovenamed Petitioner.
That I was on the 22nd day of February 1909 lawfully married to the abovenamed Respondent Mary Elizabeth Kirk (formerly Mary Elizabeth Moseley)(in the marriage certificate wrongly called Mosley) by the Reverend John Peter O'Connell at St. Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne in the State of Victoria according to the rite of the Catholic Church.
That the Respondent has without just cause or excuse wilfully deserted me and without any such cause or excuse left me continuously so deserted during three years and upwards.
That I am now 41 years of age and was born at Camperdown in the State of Victoria and am domiciled in the State of Victoria.
That the Respondent is now 40 years of age and was born at Coburg in the State of Victoria and is domiciled in the State of Victoria.
That prior to the said marriage I was a bachelor and earned my living as a hairdresser and since the said marriage I have continued in that occupation and also that of a Hotelkeeper.
Prior to the said marriage Respondent was a spinster and was engaged in home duties and since the said marriage Respondent was supported by me while we lived together, part of that time respondent was a licensed victualler and since the time she deserted me she conducts a boarding house.
There is living issue of the said marriage a male child Jack Kirk born at Windsor in the said State now fifteen years of age.
Immediately after the said marriage Respondent and I lived and cohabited together at Bacchus Marsh where I had a hairdressing business. We remained there until the year 1913 when in consequence of my ill health I sold the said business and with the consent of the Respondent went to Sydney for several months to recuperate. During that time Respondent stayed with her relatives. On being restored to good health I returned to Victoria and purchased a hairdressing business at High Street Horthcote in 1914. The Respondent and I lived and cohabited at the dwelling attached to the business and remained there for four years. At the latter part of this period Respondent conducted a Confectionery business. In or about the year 1918 I moved my business into more up to date premises in High Street Northcote and the Respondent and I then lived away from the business in a house in Helen Street Northcote. In or about 1920 I sold my business and the Respondent sold her Confectionery business. With the joint proceeds we purchased the lease and license of the Cardinia Park Hotel Beaconsfield.
The Respondent and I lived and cohabited there till October or November 1921. We both worked in the business of the said hotel; in addition for about eight months I conducted a small hairdressing business at-Berwick which I used to attend four evenings a week. Up to this time Respondent and I had lived on amicable terms and by our united endeavours were in comfortable circumstances. About three months before leaving the Cardinia Park Hotel about July or August 1921 relations became strained between Respondent and myself because I called for her one night at the Central Hotel Beaconsfield where she was spending the evening. This passed over and when we sold the Hotel we purchased the Pine Grove Hotel Upper Beaconsfield. At that time the Respondent and I were again on friendly terms and we lived together at the latter Hotel where we both for a time put in the whole of our time. In the off season at the Respondents suggestion I obtained employment as Manager of hairdressing and tobacconist businesses in and around Melbourne. I returned to Upper Beaconsfield every week end and paid the whole of my earnings to the Respondent. Shortly prior to May 1923 I noticed that Respondent was neglecting ny needs about the home and I asked her what was the reason. She said "I am finished with you. "I'm sick of you." I asked her again for her reason. She said she had no reason. I asked and urged her to change her mind but she persisted in her attitude. bhe refused to take any more money from me although I continued to offer the same to her and from the 12th May 1923 she refused to have sexual intercourse with me. I continued in my employment and went home each weekend. The Respondent continued her hostile attitude towards me refusing me intercourse and neglecting my needs in the home and on two occasions she struck me and on a third occasion she and her sister both attacked me and I was considerably cut about the head and face and my clothing torn. I found that Respondent in May 1923 had made arrangements to sell the Hotel. In July 1923 I consulted my Solicitor who I am informed and believe wrote the Respondent a letter on 24th July 1923. Despite my protests the Respondent persisted in her attitude and at the end of August 1923 left the Hotel in my "absence leaving no message. I found out she had gone when I returned at the weekend. This was shortly after my Solicitor sent her the said letter. She had appointed a Manager to look after the Hotel in her place. I have only spoken to Respondent on two occasions since and she ignored me on both occasions.
This occurred in the month of November 1923. After she left the Hotel I was unaware of her whereabouts for some months. I made exhaustive efforts to find her and the child. The property was sold and the proceeds settled between Respondent and I and the child of the marriage by agreement dated the 9th day of November 1923.
On the 29th April 1924 I made through my Solicitor an application to Mr. Justice Mann for the custody of the child of the said marriage and an order was made for the Respondent to have the custody of the child and I was to have access to the child. I paid the Respondent fifteen shillings a week for the maintenance of the child up to the date of this order.
Sexual cohabitation between Respondent and myself ceased in the month of May 1923.6 
Death*3 Apr 1946 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D3229 (age 60) [par George MOSLEY & Bridget HANEGAN].7 
Death-Notice*4 Apr 1946KIRK.—On April 3, at Melbourne. Mary Elizabeth, loving mother of Jack Kirk, of Heathfield road, Brighton.
KIRK.-On April 3, at Melbourne, Mary Elizabeth, loved sister of Mrs. A. Bennett, 29 Havelock street, St. Kilda, and loving aunt of Sheila (Mrs. Vick).8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 1922Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: licenced victualler. With John Samuel Kirk.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Mar 1920: APPLICATION for TRANSFER of LICENCE.— I, Emma Umpherston, the holder of a victualler's license for the Cardinia Park Hotel, at Beaconsfield, in the Berwick Licensing District, and I, Mary Kirk of 18 Helen street, Northcote, married woman, hereby give notice that we will APPLY to the licensing Court at Melbourne on Monday, the 12th day of April, 1920, for the TRANSFER of the LICENCE to the said Mary Kirk. Dated the twenty-sixth day of March 1920.
    EMMA UMPHERSTON.
    MARY KIRK. Emma Umpherston10
  • 12 Nov 1921: I, Mary Kirk, the holder of a victualler's licence for the Cardinia Park Hotel, at Beaconsfield, in the Berwick licencing district, and I, Henry Victor Pickering, of the Morning Star Hotel, Hoddle street, Abbotsford, hereby give notice that we will APPLY to the Licencing Court, at Melbourne, on Monday, the 21st day of November, 1921, for the TRANSFER of the LICENSE to the said Henry Victor Pickering.
    (Signed) MARY KIRK.
    (Signed) HENRY VICTOR PICKERING.
    Geo Bullen and Son, 60 Queen Street, Melbourne, solicitors
    Frank J. Harris, Hotel broker and auctioneer, 9 Queen street. Henry Victor Pickering11
  • 14 Dec 1921: PINE GROVE HOTEL, Beaconsfield Upper. New Management.-Open to visitors, excellent table. M. Kirk, prop.12
  • 10 Jan 1922: Beaconsfield Upper. Whilst there has been a lull in Beaconsfield since the New Year, a good many visitors are still here, and more are arriving daily. The young people's dance, which is an annual function arranged for the visitors, was held in the public hall on Thursday. There was a good attendance, including several guests from Berwick. Fishing parties have obtained some good catches of blackfish in Cardinia Creek, some fish weighing about 1lb. Salisbury House is fully booked, and picnics and billiard tournaments are in full swing. A very successful tennis tournament (American mixed doubles) was held on January 2. There were 22 entries, and great interest was taken in the games by the visitors. Mr. Wiseman and Miss Mcculloch were the winners, and Judge Bevan and Miss D. Stenhouse runners-up: Prizes were handed to the winners by the Rev. G. Raws, of Adelaide. The Pine Grove Hotel has been full for the Holidays. Upper Beaconsfield13
  • 25 Mar 1922: BEACONSFIELD UPPER (Home of Health), Kirk's Pine Grove Hotel, now open to visitors; attention to convalescents; H and C water, gas, sewered.14
  • 6 Sep 1923: COUNTRY HOTEL SOLD.
    The Pine Grove Hotel Upper Beaconsfield, was submitted to auction yesterday by Messrs. John McGee and Miller, of 54 Market Street, at Scott's Hotel. There was a large attendance, and competition was brisk. The property was knocked down to Mr F W Lambert at £3,200. Frederick William Lambert15
  • 30 Apr 1924: CUSTODY OF CHILD. Father's Claim Fails.
    Before Mr. Justice Mann, in the Practice Court yesterday, an application was made on behalf of John Samuel Kirk, of Mordialloc, hairdresser, for the custody of his son Jack. It was stated that the child was at present in the custody of his mother, Mary Elizabeth Kirk, of Fitzroy street, St. Kilda. He is aged 13 years. The father is a Presbyterian, and the mother belongs, to the Roman Catholic faith Mr. Magennis (instructed by Mr. Sonenberg) appeared for Kirk; and Mr. Lowe (instructed by Mr. P. J. Ridgeway) for Mrs Kirk.
    After hearing evidence by the father and mother, Mr. Justice Mann said it would not useful, and it might be mischievous, for him to express an opinion with regard to the conduct of the husband or wife. On the evidence the welfare of the child would best be served by not disturbing his present custody. On counsel giving an undertaking that reasonable access would be given to the father, he would make no order. John Samuel Kirk Jack Kirk16
  • 7 May 1946: MARY ELIZABETH KIRK, Formerly of Pine Grove Hotel. Upper Beaconsfield. Married Woman, But Late of Main Road. Upwey, Divorcee. Deceased. - After fourteen clear days Catherine Sarah Humphreys, of Jackson street, St. Kilda, married woman (in the will called Catherine Sarah Suffolk, widow), the executrix appointed by deceased's will, dated 16th July. 1923, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL.
    P. J. RIDGEWAY, solicitors. 379 Collins street. Melbourne.17

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), C/T 4086-127 - Mary Elizabeth Kirk of Spensley Street Clifton Hill Married Woman.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4086-127.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4086-127 - Frederick William Lambert of 72 Power Street Hawthorn Hotelkeeper.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Victoria, Australia, Divorce Records, 1860-1940
    Petitioner: John Samuel Kirk. Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Kirk. Divorce: 1926/437.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Apr 1946, p2.
  9. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 27 Mar 1920, p15.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 12 Nov 1921, p22.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Dec 1921, p23.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Jan 1922, p10.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Mar 1922, p25.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Sep 1923, p14.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 30 Apr 1924, p9.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 7 May 1946, p15.
Last Edited15 Apr 2021

Harriet Irwin

F, #3027, b. 1839, d. Sep 1871
Married NameMilne. 
Birth*1839 Cava.1 
Marriage*1861 Spouse: John Milne. VIC, Australia, #M166.1
 
Death*Sep 1871 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #D5972/1871 (Age 32) [par John IRWIN & Elizabeth].2 
Death-Notice*30 Sep 1871A. O. F. : COURT YARRABERG, No. 3325—The Friends of Brother JOHN MILNE are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late and beloved wife to the place of interment, the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral to move from his residence, South Audley street, East Collingwood, on Sunday, October 1, at half past 2.
M. A. HAY, Secretary. John Little, undertaker. 74 Simpson's-road.3 

Family

John Milne b. 24 Sep 1839, d. 21 Nov 1892
Children 1.Isabella Jane Milne b. 1861, d. 10 Jul 1912
 2.Harriet Milne+ b. 1863, d. 1945
 3.Jessie Milne+ b. 1864, d. 13 Jul 1940
 4.Alexander Milne b. 1866, d. 1867
 5.John Milne b. 1868, d. Sep 1878
 6.Alexander Milne b. 1870, d. 21 Nov 1937

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 30 Sep 1871, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5855711
Last Edited7 Aug 2020

Jessie Milne

F, #3028, b. 1864, d. 13 Jul 1940
Father*John Milne b. 24 Sep 1839, d. 21 Nov 1892
Mother*Harriet Irwin b. 1839, d. Sep 1871
Married NameDalgleish.1 
Birth*1864 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B21100.2 
Marriage*30 Oct 1897 Spouse: David Dalgleish. VIC, Australia.1
 
Death*13 Jul 1940 East Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D6580 (Age 75) - as DALGLEISH.3 
Death-Notice*15 Jul 1940DALGLEISH.—On July 13, at East Malvern Jessie, loved wife of the late David Dalgleish, and mother of Clive and Colin, grandmother of Carlile, Heather, and Miriam
DALGLEISH.—On July 13, st East Malvern, Jessie loved sister of Harriet (Mrs Shanaughan), and the late Alexander Milne.4 

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Jul 1940, p4.
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Alexander Milne

M, #3029, b. 1866, d. 1867
Father*John Milne b. 24 Sep 1839, d. 21 Nov 1892
Mother*Harriet Irwin b. 1839, d. Sep 1871
Birth*1866 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B13861.1 
Death*1867 VIC, Australia, #D1165 (Age 9M.)1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited9 Aug 2020

John Milne

M, #3030, b. 1868, d. Sep 1878
Father*John Milne b. 24 Sep 1839, d. 21 Nov 1892
Mother*Harriet Irwin b. 1839, d. Sep 1871
Birth*1868 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B1902.1 
Death*Sep 1878 VIC, Australia, #D7783 (Age 10.)1 

Grave

  • Plot 5-035-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia2

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-035-A     Milne     John     M     11     12/09/1878     92
    5-035-A     Milne     Alexander     M     67     23/11/1937     979
    5-035-B     Milne     John     M     53     23/11/1892     255
    5-035-B     Milne     Kate     F          5/08/1957     1392.
Last Edited9 Aug 2020
 

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