Elsie Florence Martin

F, #3091, b. 1891, d. 22 Jul 1982
Father*Henry Ernest Martin b. 18 Mar 1866, d. 13 Aug 1913
Mother*Elizabeth Florence Kisbee b. 23 Apr 1865, d. 28 May 1950
Birth*1891 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B4927/1891 (par Hy Ernest MARTIN & Elizth Frances KISBEE) - as Elsie Florence MARTIN.1 
Death*22 Jul 1982 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, Elsie Florence CASSIDY #D16893 (Age 91) as CASSIDY.2

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B4927/1891 (par Hy Ernest MARTIN & Elizth Frances KISBEE) - as Elsie Florence MARTIN, Birth registered at South Melbourne, Australia
    #B4927/1891 (par Martin Hy Ernest & Elizth Frances KISBEE) - as Elsie Florence KISBEE, Birth registered at South Melbourne, Australia."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "[par Martin Herbert & Elizabeth]."
Last Edited30 Jan 2022

John Henry Martin

M, #3092, b. 1892, d. 23 Oct 1902
Father*Henry Ernest Martin b. 18 Mar 1866, d. 13 Aug 1913
Mother*Elizabeth Florence Kisbee b. 23 Apr 1865, d. 28 May 1950
Birth*1892 Beaconsfield North, VIC, Australia, #B10218/1892 (par Hy Ernest MARTIN & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Jno Hy MARTIN.1 
Death*23 Oct 1902 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D14660 (Age 10.)2 
Death-Notice*25 Oct 1902MARTIN.—On the 23rd October, at Melbourne Hospital, from pneumonia, John, the dearly beloved eldest son of Henry and Elizabeth Martin, Richmond, late of Beaconsfield Upper, aged 10 years.3 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B10218/1892 (par Hy Ernest MARTIN & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Jno Hy MARTIN, Birth registered at Beaconsfield N, Australia."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "mother indexed as Eliz Flor KISLUE."
  3. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Oct 1902, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187628693
Last Edited27 Jan 2022

Harold Ernest Martin

M, #3093, b. 19 Feb 1894, d. 22 Oct 1920
Father*Henry Ernest Martin b. 18 Mar 1866, d. 13 Aug 1913
Mother*Elizabeth Florence Kisbee b. 23 Apr 1865, d. 28 May 1950
Birth*19 Feb 1894 North Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #B787/1894 (par Hy Ernest MARTIN & Eliz Flor KISBEE) - as Harold Earnest MARTIN.1
Death*22 Oct 1920 Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D15341 (Age 26) - died at Melbourne Docks when a bale of wool fell on his head.2 
Death-Notice*23 Oct 1920MARTIN. - The Friends of the late Mr. HAROLD ERNEST MARTIN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the New Melb. General Cemetery, Fawkner.
The funeral will leave his mother's residence, 58 Abbotsford st., West Melbourne, on Monday, 25th inst., at 10.30 a.m.3 
Inquest29 Oct 1920Inquest held 1920/1118. Male, Martin, Harold Ernest, Injuries to the head caused by the fall of a bale of wool, Melbourne Morgue.4 
Note*29 Oct 1920 Herbert Alfred Martin. Statement by Herbert Alfred MARTIN at coroner's inquest into his brother's death: Herbert Alfred Martin on his oath saith, I am a bolt maker residing at 58 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne. I saw the body of the deceased at the morgue and I identified it as that of my brother Harold Ernest Martin. He was a labourer and lived at same address as I. I last saw him alive last Friday morning between 7 and 7.15 that was the day he was killed. He then was in good health. He was aged 26 years. He had been working at the wharf at the Wool Committee Stores. He never complained of the dangerous work. He was a cripple and had a slight limp on account of a broken leg.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1916247 Adderley Street, West Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.5

Grave

  • R/C*G***1377, Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia6

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B787/1894 (par Hy Ernest MARTIN & Eliz Flor KISBEE) - as Harold Earnest MARTIN, Birth registered at Beaconsfield N, Australia
    have birth certificate
    #B787/1894 (par unknown & Eliz Flor KISBEE) - as Harold Earnest KISBEE, Birth registered at Beaconsfield N, Australia."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 Oct 1920, p13.
  4. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 999, item 1920/1118
    Male, Martin, Harold Ernest, Injuries to the head caused by the fall of a bale of wool, Melbourne Morgue, 1920/1118, 29 Oct 1920.
  5. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  6. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "Fawkner Roman Catholic MARTIN HAROLD ERNEST 25 Oct 1920."
Last Edited29 Jan 2022

Herbert Alfred Martin

M, #3094, b. 23 Mar 1896, d. 21 Jul 1964
Father*Henry Ernest Martin b. 18 Mar 1866, d. 13 Aug 1913
Mother*Elizabeth Florence Kisbee b. 23 Apr 1865, d. 28 May 1950
Birth*23 Mar 1896 Beaconsfield North, VIC, Australia, #B8794/1896 (par Hy Ernt MARTIN & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Herbt Alfd MARTIN, Birth registered at Beaconsfield N, Australia.1
Note*29 Oct 1920 Harold Ernest Martin. Statement by Herbert Alfred MARTIN at coroner's inquest into his brother's death: Herbert Alfred Martin on his oath saith, I am a bolt maker residing at 58 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne. I saw the body of the deceased at the morgue and I identified it as that of my brother Harold Ernest Martin. He was a labourer and lived at same address as I. I last saw him alive last Friday morning between 7 and 7.15 that was the day he was killed. He then was in good health. He was aged 26 years. He had been working at the wharf at the Wool Committee Stores. He never complained of the dangerous work. He was a cripple and had a slight limp on account of a broken leg.2 
Marriage*1925 Spouse: Alice Monica Ballantyne. VIC, Australia, #M4503/1925, Herbert Alfred MARTIN & Alice Monica BALLANTYNE.3
 
Death*21 Jul 1964 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D15425/1964 (Age 68) (par Henry MARTIN & Elizabeth KISBY) - as Herbert Alfred MARTIN.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1922 - 1924206 Roden Street, West Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bootmaker. With Elizabeth Florence Martin and Emma Elizabeth Martin.5,6
1926192a Pilgrim Street, Footscray South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bolt maker. With Alice Monica Martin.7

Grave

  • Footscray Cemetery, Footscray, VIC, Australia8,9

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B8794/1896 (par Hy Ernt MARTIN & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Herbt Alfd MARTIN, Birth registered at Beaconsfield N, Australia
    #B8794/1896 (par unknown & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Herbt Alfd KISBEE, Birth registered at Beaconsfield N, Australia."
  2. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 999, item 1920/1118
    Male, Martin, Harold Ernest, Injuries to the head caused by the fall of a bale of wool, Melbourne Morgue, 1920/1118, 29 Oct 1920.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M4503/1925, Herbert Alfred MARTIN & Alice Monica BALLANTYNE."
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D15425/1964 (Age 68) (par Henry MARTIN & Elizabeth KISBY) - as Herbert Alfred MARTIN, born Beaconsfield. Death registered at Heidelberg, Australia."
  5. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  6. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  7. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  8. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Footscray General Cemetery, Footscray, Maribyrnong City, Victoria, Australia, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202269491
    Grave of PVT Herbert Alfred Martin (1896-21 Jul 1964)
    **
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202267983
    Grave of Alice Monica Martin (unknown-28 Nov 1965)."
  9. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Footscray Cemetery, Lawn A, FGC-LWNA-009
    HUBERLD A MARTIN, Service Date: 24 Jul 1964, Age: 68 Years
    Footscray Cemetery, Lawn A, FGC-LWNA-009
    ALICE MONICA MARTIN, Service Date: 1 Dec 1965, Age: 61 Years
    ,.
Last Edited29 Jan 2022

Emma Elizabeth Martin

F, #3095, b. 27 Jun 1899, d. 1 Jan 1973
Father*Henry Ernest Martin b. 18 Mar 1866, d. 13 Aug 1913
Mother*Elizabeth Florence Kisbee b. 23 Apr 1865, d. 28 May 1950
Married NameAimers. 
Birth*27 Jun 1899 Mountain View, Beaconsfield North, VIC, Australia, #B15741/1899 (par Hy Ernt MARTIN & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Emma Elizth MARTIN
also: #B15741/1899 (par unknown & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Emma Elizth KISBEE.1,2,3 
Marriage*20 Jun 1925 Spouse: John Joseph Aimers. 20 Alexander Street, Northcote, VIC, Australia, #M5774/1925, Emma Elizth MARTIN & Jno Jos AIMERS.4,3
 
Widow13 Feb 1967Emma Elizabeth Martin became a widow upon the death of her husband John Joseph Aimers.5 
Death*1 Jan 1973 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia.6 
Death-Notice*3 Jan 1973AIMERS, Emma Elizabeth.—January 1, 1973, at her residence, 14 Donaldson Street, Campbelltown, and formerly of 4 Osborne Street, Northcote, Victoria, dearly beloved wife of the late John Joseph Aimers and beloved mother of Dawn (Mrs Walsh), and Meryl (Mrs Ryan), loved mother-in-law or Bill and Barrie and loved grandmother of Cheryl (Mrs Deighton), Marilyn, Patricia and Narelle.
AIMIRS —Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mrs EMMA ELIZABETH AIMERS of 14 Donaldson Street, Cambelltown, and formerly of 4 Osborne Street, Northcote (Victoria) will be celebrated in the Church of St. John, Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown, tomorrow (Thursday), January 4, at 11 a.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral, to leave the church on conclusion of Mass for the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Hume Highway, Leopington.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1922 - 1924206 Roden Street, West Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: factory worker. With Elizabeth Florence Martin and Herbert Alfred Martin.8,9
1931Osborne Street, Northcote, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Joseph Aimers.10

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B15741/1899 (par Hy Ernt MARTIN & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Emma Elizth MARTIN, Birth registered at Beaconsfield, Australia."
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B15741/1899 (par unknown & Elizth Flor KISBEE) - as Emma Elizth KISBEE, Birth registered at Beaconsfield, Australia."
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry Tree Name: cassidy/Toomey/Bacon/Conroy Family Tree, Tree ID: 72430489
    Person viewed: Emma Elizabeth Martin, Birth Date: 27 Jun 1899, Death Date: 1 Jan 1973.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M5774/1925, Emma Elizth MARTIN & Jno Jos AIMERS."
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D5084/1967 (Age 67) (par George Percival AIMERS & Ada Elizabeth ALLSOP) - as John Joseph AIMERS, born Richmond. Death registered at Richmond, Australia."
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, BeverlyMehlhoff.
  7. [S17] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW), 3 Jan 1973, p46.
  8. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
Last Edited28 Jan 2022

Charles Roper Martin

M, #3096, b. 1833, d. 21 Jul 1910
Father*Frederick Martin b. 24 Apr 1800, d. 27 Apr 1888
Mother*Louisa Roper b. 1801, d. 1838
Related* George Wilson Martin Charles Roper MARTIN was the uncle of George Wilson MARTIN. 
Birth*1833 London, England.1 
Christening30 Jul 1833 Honington, Suffolk, England.2 
Note*17 Dec 1872 The "Hibernian Australian Catholic Benefit Society" Design - BT 44/30 Charles Roper Martin
No. of Design: 268827. Date: 17/12/1872. Melbourne, Australia.
H.A.C.B.S, A.M, D.G, AMOR ET BENEVOLENTIA
Design of an Emu and Kangaroo with a harp in the centre and shamrock underneath.
Background: The "Hibernian Australian Catholic Benefit Society" was first established in New Zealand, in Greymouth by Australians invited from Ballarat in 1869. The Society is registered as a friendly society under the Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982. The Hibernians are a friendly society for the mutual assistance of members in life and in death. Befitting its working class origins the dues payable by members are small to moderate with corresponding benefit levels to guard against hardship rather than amass wealth. The Society operates through local branches and quarterly notices advise members of their meeting details and their dues. Members dues are paid into their chosen benefit fund and for small amounts for the local branch's administration, social and benevolent funds, and the local medical fund. [1] The Society merged with the South Australian Benefit Society in 1885. In 1983 the Society merged with Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows. [2]
Within the Design Register BT 44/30 there are a number of Stevengraphs made by the manufacturers: Thomas Stevens, Henry Slingsby, Edward Bollans, Charles Roper Martin and Welch & Lenton.
Thomas Stevens invented the Stevengraph. The Stevengraph is a pictorial bookmark. In early 1862 Thomas Stevens patented the invention for 'manufacturing book markers by machinery for weaving ribbons, and . . . producing figures, designs, and mottoes thereon of various descriptions and colours, according to the nature of books for which the markers are intended.' [1]
Edward Bollans and Co manufactured silk, and were also possibly Wholesalers. [2]
Henry Slingsby was a silk manufacturer. In 1870 his named changed to H. Slingsby & Son. [3]
Charles Roper Martin. No details can be found about this manufacturer. The address of this proprietor is: 3, Flinders Lane East, Melbourne, Australia.
Welch & Lenton was a producer of silks, some of which are identical to other manufacturers of this time, in particular the silk manufacturer Edward Bollans. The address found on some of Bollans Register entries is that of Welch & Lenton.
Stevengraphs in the Design Register BT 44/30.3 
Land-Gembrook*b 8 Dec 1881Charles Roper Martin selected land from the Crown. GEM--A20.29. 317a 0r 33p.4 
Marriage*11 Dec 1884 Spouse: Isabella Crawford Bradshaw. Christ Church, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M5684.5
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Dec 1884MARTIN —BRADSHAW. —On the 11th inst, at Christ Church, South Yarra by the Rev. Horace F Tucker, assisted by the Rev H ? Kane, Charles Roper, second son of Frederick Martin, Woodgrove, London, to Isabella Crawford, eldest daughter of the late Edward T Bradshaw, of East Melbourne.6 
Land-Gembrookb 1 Jun 1888Charles Roper Martin selected land from the Crown. GEM--117.118.119.120. 293a 0r 34p.7 
Land-Gembrook24 Sep 1891 GEM--117.118.119.120. Transfer from Charles Roper Martin to Isabella Crawford Martin. 293a 0r 34p.8 
Land-Gembrook*24 Sep 1891 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Charles Roper Martin to Isabella Crawford Martin. 317a 0r 33p.9 
Death*21 Jul 1910 "Clifton", Darling-street, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D10772 (Age 77) [par Frederick MARTIN & Louisa ROPER].1 
Death-Notice*23 Jul 1910MARTIN.—On the 21st July, 1910, at his residence, "Clifton," Darling-street, South Yarra, Major Charles Roper Martin, beloved husband of Isabel C. Martin, aged 77. A colonist of 58 years.
MARTIN.—The Friends of the late Major CHARLES ROPER MARTIN are informed that his funeral will leave his late residence, "Clifton," Darling-street, South Yarra, THIS Day (Saturday, July 23) at 2.30 p.m., for the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.
MARTIN.—SOUTH YARRA MASONIC LODGE, No. 38? V.C.-The members of the above lodge and the craft in general are respectfully invited to follow the remains of Most Worshipful Brother CHARLES ROPER MARTIN, Past Grand Master, and one of the founders of the above lodge, to the place of interment, the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.
The funeral, will leave his residence, "Clifton," 20 Darling-street, South Yarra, THIS DAY (Saturday, 23rd July, at 2.30 pm. Regalia.
F. WOODWARD, W.M., G. F. S. BAR?, Secretary. ROYAL ARK MARINERS, VICTORIA LODGE, No. 4 The Brethren of the above lodge and order in general are invited to attend the funeral of our late Brother, CHARLES ROPER MARTIN, P.C.N. The funeral will leave his late residence, "Clifton," Darling street. South Yarra, at 2.30 pm. THIS DAY (Saturday), for the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. By order. A. J. COCHRAN, W.C.N. SOUTH YARRA CHAPTER, No. 6 U.V.C.-Companions are requested to follow the remains of the late R. Em. Comp. C. R. M ARTIN, "G.J., to the place of interment, the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. The cortege will leave his late resi- dence, 20 Darling street. South Yarra, at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. No regalia. C. H. Shugg, M.E.Z; W. F. Moss. S.E.10 
Probate (Will)*7 Nov 1910 117/463. Gold Lace Importer.
Does not own any real estate in parish of Gembrook at the time of his death. Note: Rates paid by his wife Isabella C MARTIN, and George Wilson MARTIN was leasing land for a time.)11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185145 Wood Street, St Albans, London, England(Head of Household) Frederick Martin;
Age 18 - Warehouseman
Member(s) of Household: George Frederick Martin Henry Wilson Martin12

Grave

  • Plot C/E C1249, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia13,14

Family

Isabella Crawford Bradshaw b. 1858, d. 6 May 1935
Child 1.May Honington Martin b. 1893, d. 1968

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Nov 1910: WILLS AND ESTATES. Charles Roper Martin of Darling-street South Yarra, gold lace importer who died on July 21, left, by a will dated April 28, 1894 realty of the value £1,502 and personalty £3,237 (a total of £4,739) to his widow.15

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S31] IGI "C132501."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Charles Roper Martin of Flinders Lane East Melbourne Merchant.
  5. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 31 Dec 1884, p1.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Charles Roper Martin of Gembrook Farmer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of Flinders Lane Melbourne Merchant.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of Flinders Lane Melbourne Merchant.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 Jul 1910, p11.
  11. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  12. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1529; Folio: 239; Page: 63; GSU roll: 174759."
  13. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    also buried in the same plot is a stillborn baby, buried 15 Feb 1890.
  14. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993 - not listed."
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Nov 1910, p7.
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

Isabella Crawford Bradshaw

F, #3097, b. 1858, d. 6 May 1935
Married NameMartin. 
Birth*1858 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B10714.1 
Marriage*11 Dec 1884 Spouse: Charles Roper Martin. Christ Church, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M5684.1
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Dec 1884MARTIN —BRADSHAW. —On the 11th inst, at Christ Church, South Yarra by the Rev. Horace F Tucker, assisted by the Rev H ? Kane, Charles Roper, second son of Frederick Martin, Woodgrove, London, to Isabella Crawford, eldest daughter of the late Edward T Bradshaw, of East Melbourne.2 
Land-Gembrook24 Sep 1891 GEM--117.118.119.120. Transfer from Charles Roper Martin to Isabella Crawford Martin. 293a 0r 34p.3 
Land-Gembrook*24 Sep 1891 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Charles Roper Martin to Isabella Crawford Martin. 317a 0r 33p.4 
Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--117.118.119.120. Transfer from Isabella Crawford Martin to Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith. 293a 0r 34p.5 
Land-Gembrook*18 Mar 1893 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Isabella Crawford Martin to Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith. 317a 0r 33p.6 
Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--117.118.119.120. Transfer from Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith to Isabella Crawford Martin. 293a 0r 34p.7 
Land-Gembrook18 Mar 1893 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Tom Agg Hills Edward Smith to Isabella Crawford Martin. 317a 0r 33p.8 
Land-Note20 May 1898 GEM--A20.29: Mortgagee: The City of Melbourne Bank Ltd. Mortgage No 184818. Discharged 8 Dec 1899. Mortgagor was Isabella Crawford Martin.9 
Land-Note*20 May 1898 GEM--117.118.119.120: Mortgagee: The City of Melbourne Bank Ltd. Mortgage No 184818. Discharged 8 Dec 1899. Mortgagor was Isabella Crawford Martin.10 
Widow21 Jul 1910She became a widow upon the death of her husband Charles Roper Martin.11 
Land-Note28 Apr 1915 GEM--117.118.119.120: Mortgagee: Alice Louise Helmine Heinz. Mortgage No 347306. Discharged 19 Mar 1918. Mortgagor was Isabella Crawford Bradshaw.12 
Land-Note*17 Feb 1916 GEM--A20.29: Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby. Mortgage No 357451. Discharged 19 Mar 1918 - Title cancelled and new title issued - see C/T 4104-785. Mortgagor was Isabella Crawford Martin.13,14 
Land-Note19 Mar 1918 GEM--A20.29: Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish. Mortgage No 377883. Foreclosed vide Red Ink No 2739085 and C/T 5241-018. Mortgagor was Isabella Crawford Martin.15 
Land-Note19 Mar 1918 GEM--117.118.119.120: Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, James Robert Thear, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish. Mortgage No 377883. Foreclosed vide Red Ink No 2739085 and C/T 5241-018. Mortgagor was Isabella Crawford Martin.16 
Land-Note*30 Sep 1919 GEM--A20.29: Mortgagee: Constance Price. Mortgage 395659. Not discharged (1st mortgagee foreclosed). Mortgagor was Isabella Crawford Martin.17 
Land-Note30 Sep 1919 GEM--117.118.119.120: Mortgagee: Constance Price. Mortgage 395659. Not discharged (1st mortgagee foreclosed). Mortgagor was Isabella Crawford Martin.18 
Land-Gembrook*24 Feb 1927 GEM--A20.29. Transfer from Isabella Crawford Martin to an unknown person . 317a 0r 33p - foreclosed - see C/T 5241-018.19 
Death*6 May 1935 Ashe Grove, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D3524 (age 80) [par Edward Thomas BRADSHAW & Annie NAIRN].20 
Death-Notice*7 May 1935MARTIN -On the 6th May, at her residence Ashe grove, Toorak, Isabella Crawford wife of the late Major Charles Roper Martin.21 

Grave

  • Plot C/E C1249, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia22,23

Family

Charles Roper Martin b. 1833, d. 21 Jul 1910
Child 1.May Honington Martin b. 1893, d. 1968

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Nov 1926: TRANSFER OF LAND ACT 1915. In the matter of the Instrument of Mortgage numbered 377883 in the Register Book and in the matter of the Application of ALEXANDER FRASER, of Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Brassfounder; WALTER LAWSON APPLEBY, of Rose Street, Brunswick, Builder; ERNEST CHARLES MELHUISH, formerly of Latrobe Terrace, but now of Aberdeen Street, Newtown, Geelong, Manager; and JOSEPH ALEXANDER THEAR, of Malop-Street, Geelong, Manufacturer, the Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Friendly Society, for an Order of Foreclosure.
    Pursuant to Section 162 of the above-mentioned Act the Commissioner of Titles has directed the Registrar of Titles to cause notice to be published in THE HERALD newspaper that the land described below is now offered for private sale and the Commissioner of Titles has appointed the Thirtieth day of December, 1926, as the time upon or after which the Registrar shall issue to the applicants an Order for Foreclosure unless in the interval a sufficient amount shall have been obtained by the sale of such land to satisfy the principal and interest moneys secured by the above-mentioned mortgage and all expenses occasioned by such sale and proceedings.
    Dated the 15th day of November, 1926.
    J. B. WORRELL, Assistant Registrar of Titles.
    LAND ABOVE REFERRED TO
    Crown Allotment 29A, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, particularly described in Crown Grant Vol. 1439 Fol. 287706; Crown allotments A20 and 29, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, being the land formerly comprised in Certificate of Title Vol. 1309 Fol. 261788 but now comprised in Certificate of Title Vol. 4104 Fol. 820785; Crown Allotments 117, 118, 119 and 120, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington, particularly described in Crown Grant Vol. 2085 Fol. 416992.
    HOME & WILKINSON, 413 Collins Street, Melbourne, Solicitors, for the Applicants. The Trustees of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance Alexander Fraser, Walter Lawson Appleby, Ernest Charles Melhuish, Joseph Alexander Thear24

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 31 Dec 1884, p1.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of Flinders Lane Melbourne Merchant.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of Flinders Lane Melbourne Merchant.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Tom Agg Hills of Broken Hill Chambers Queen Street Melbourne Accountant and Edward Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Bank Manager.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Tom Agg Hills of Broken Hill Chambers Queen Street Melbourne Accountant and Edward Smith of Collins Street Melbourne Bank Manager.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of High Street Malvern Merchant.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Isabella Crawford Martin wife of Charles Roper Martin of High Street Malvern Merchant.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Mortgage No 184818. Discharged 8 Dec 1899.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Mortgage No 184818. Discharged 8 Dec 1899.
  11. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Alice Louise Helmine Heinz. Mortgage No 347306. Discharged 19 Mar 1918.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Mortgage No 357451. Discharged 19 Mar 1918.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1309-788 - Title cancelled - see C/T 4104-785 - Isabella Crawford Martin of Como Parade Mentone Widow.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4104-785 - Mortgage No 377883. Foreclosed vide Red Ink No 2739085 and C/T 5241-018.
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Mortgage No 377883. Foreclosed vide Red Ink No 2739085 and C/T 5241-018.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4104-785 - Constance Price. Mortgage 395659. Not discharged (1st mortgagee foreclosed).
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2085-992 - Constance Price. Mortgage 395659. Not discharged (1st mortgagee foreclosed).
  19. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4104-785 - foreclosed - see C/T 5241-018.
  20. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 May 1935, p1.
  22. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    also buried in the same plot is a stillborn baby, buried 15 Feb 1890.
  23. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993 - not listed."
  24. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 29 Nov 1926, p17
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245454710
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

May Honington Martin

F, #3100, b. 1893, d. 1968
Father*Charles Roper Martin b. 1833, d. 21 Jul 1910
Mother*Isabella Crawford Bradshaw b. 1858, d. 6 May 1935
ChartsDescendants of William A'BECKETT (#1)
Descendants of William A'BECKETT (#2)
Married NameChomley. 
Birth*1893 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #B5509.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Arthur Charles A'Beckett Chomley.
 
Death*1968 Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, #D29126 (Age 72) - as CHOMLEY.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19438 Ashe Grove, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse. With Arthur Charles A'Beckett Chomley.3
bt 1949 - 1954Sanderling, Shoreham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Charles A'Beckett Chomley.4,5
1963Sanderling, Shoreham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.6
bt 1963 - 196899 McGregor Street, Albert Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.6,7,8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jul 1904: CHOMLEY.—On the 28th June, at Etham-avenue, Darling Point, Sydney, the wife of Arthur A. Chomley—a daughter.9

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  4. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  6. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  7. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  8. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 15 Jul 1904, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10329737
Last Edited20 Jul 2018

Frederick Martin

M, #3103, b. 24 Apr 1800, d. 27 Apr 1888
Father*George Martin
Mother*Jane
Birth*24 Apr 1800 Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England. 
Marriage*11 Sep 1828 Spouse: Louisa Roper. Honington, Suffolk, England.1
 
Widower1838Frederick Martin became a widower upon the death of his wife Louisa Roper
Death*27 Apr 1888 Finsbury Road, Tottenham, Middlesex, England.2 
Probate (Will)*26 May 1888 26 May. The Will of Frederick Martin formerly of 27 Falcon-square in the City of London Gold Lace Manufacturer but late of Holly Cottage Finsbury - road Wood Green in the County of Middlesex Gentleman who died 27 April 1888 at Holly Cottage was proved at the Principal Registry by Henry Wilson Martin of Holly Cottage Gentleman the Son one of the Executors. Personal Estate £1413 7s 6d.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185145 Wood Street, St Albans, London, EnglandHead of Household: Frederick Martin. Age 50 - Widower - German Lace & Bead Merchant
Member(s) of Household: George Frederick Martin, Charles Roper Martin, Henry Wilson Martin.3
7 Apr 1861William G MARTIN, Willow Cottage, Hornsey Road, Islington, London, England(Head of Household) William George Martin;
Age 60 - Gold Lace Manufacturer - Widower (Brother)
Member(s) of Household: Henry Wilson Martin4
2 Apr 1871Wilton Cottage, Hornsey Road, Islington, London, England(Head of Household) William George Martin;
Age 70 - Agent to Wine Merchant - Widower5
3 Apr 18811 Holly Cottage, Finsbury Road, Tottenham, Middlesex, England(Head of Household) Henry Wilson Martin;
Age 80 - Bead Importer - Father
Member(s) of Household: Emma Martin, Louisa Ellen Martin, Frederick Charles Martin, George Wilson Martin, Alfred Elliott Martin6

Family

Louisa Roper b. 1801, d. 1838
Children 1.Charles Roper Martin+ b. 1833, d. 21 Jul 1910
 2.George Frederick Martin b. 30 Jul 1833, d. 7 Mar 1912
 3.Louisa Elizabeth Jane Martin b. 27 Apr 1837
 4.Henry Wilson Martin+ b. 15 Jul 1837, d. 25 Apr 1916

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  2. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  3. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1529; Folio: 239; Page: 63; GSU roll: 174759."
  4. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "RG09 - 150 - 13 - 20."
  5. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG10; Piece: 299; Folio: 69; Page: 2; GSU roll: 824927."
  6. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1881 census RG11 1387 / 127 p 27
    Dwelling 1 Banner Villas Finsbury Road Tottenham, Middlesex, England."
Last Edited3 Sep 2017

Louisa Roper

F, #3104, b. 1801, d. 1838
Married NameMartin. 
Birth*1801 
Marriage*11 Sep 1828 Spouse: Frederick Martin. Honington, Suffolk, England.1
 
Death*1838 

Family

Frederick Martin b. 24 Apr 1800, d. 27 Apr 1888
Children 1.Charles Roper Martin+ b. 1833, d. 21 Jul 1910
 2.George Frederick Martin b. 30 Jul 1833, d. 7 Mar 1912
 3.Louisa Elizabeth Jane Martin b. 27 Apr 1837
 4.Henry Wilson Martin+ b. 15 Jul 1837, d. 25 Apr 1916

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Last Edited3 Sep 2017

Henry Wilson Martin

M, #3105, b. 15 Jul 1837, d. 25 Apr 1916
Father*Frederick Martin b. 24 Apr 1800, d. 27 Apr 1888
Mother*Louisa Roper b. 1801, d. 1838
Birth*15 Jul 1837 Wood Green, Middlesex, England. [par Frederick MARTIN]1,2 
Christening8 May 1838 St Alban, Wood Street, London, England.1 
Marriage*Mar 1867 Spouse: Emma Mould. Parish Church, Marylebone, Middlesex, England, Mar Q [Marylebone] 1a 809.3
WidowerMar 1912Henry Wilson Martin became a widower upon the death of his wife Emma Mould.4 
Death*25 Apr 1916 Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, Jun Q [Barnet] 3a 411 (Age 78.)3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841John ROPER, Merchant, Rotherford Street, Finsbury, London, EnglandAge 3 (probably with uncle and family)5
30 Mar 185145 Wood Street, St Albans, London, England(Head of Household) Frederick Martin;
Age 13
Member(s) of Household: George Frederick Martin Charles Roper Martin6
7 Apr 1861William G MARTIN, Willow Cottage, Hornsey Road, Islington, London, England(Head of Household) William George Martin;
Age 23 - Gold Lace Manufacturer Employing 4 Hands - Nephew of William G MARTIN
Member(s) of Household: Frederick Martin7
2 Apr 1871Holly Cottage, Finsbury Road, Tottenham, London, EnglandHead of Household: Henry Wilson Martin. Age 33 - Gold & Silver Lace Manufacturer and Military & Mason Embroiderer
Member(s) of Household: Emma Martin, Louisa Ellen Martin, Frederick Charles Martin, George Wilson Martin.8
3 Apr 18811 Holly Cottage, Finsbury Road, Tottenham, Middlesex, EnglandHead of Household: Henry Wilson Martin. Age 42 - Tinsel Trimming Manuf & Bead Importer
Member(s) of Household: Emma Martin, Louisa Ellen Martin, Frederick Charles Martin, George Wilson Martin, Alfred Elliott Martin, Frederick Martin.9
5 Apr 18913 Pembroke Road, Hornsey, London, EnglandHead of Household: Henry Wilson Martin. Age 53 - Tinsel Trimming Manufacturer
Member(s) of Household: Emma Martin, Louisa Ellen Martin, George Wilson Martin, Alfred Elliott Martin, Percival Martin, Ethel Martin.10
31 Mar 19111 Hungerton Villas, Oakleigh Road, Whetstone N, Frien Barnet, Middlesex, EnglandHead of Household: Henry Wilson Martin. Age 73 - Living On Means, Formerly Gold Laceman
Member(s) of Household: Emma Martin Ethel Martin.11

Family

Emma Mould b. 1837, d. Mar 1912
Children 1.Louisa Ellen Martin b. Mar 1869
 2.Frederick Charles Martin+ b. Mar 1870, d. 25 Jun 1954
 3.George Wilson Martin+ b. Jun 1871, d. 16 Feb 1943
 4.Alfred Elliott Martin b. Sep 1872, d. Dec 1941
 5.Frank Martin12 b. Sep 1875, d. Jun 1876
 6.Herbert Martin13 b. Sep 1879, d. Sep 1879
 7.Ethel Martin b. Dec 1881
 8.Percival Martin b. 1886

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI "C021962."
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Emma Martin
    Mar Q 1912 (Barnet) 03a 415 (Age 76)."
  5. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 664; Book: 9; Civil Parish: St Mary Islington East; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 22; Folio: 30; Page: 9; Line: 1; GSU roll: 438781
    In the household of John and Martha ROPER."
  6. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1529; Folio: 239; Page: 63; GSU roll: 174759."
  7. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "RG09 - 150 - 13 - 20."
  8. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "RG10 1340."
  9. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1881 census RG11 1387 / 127 p 27
    Dwelling 1 Banner Villas Finsbury Road Tottenham, Middlesex, England."
  10. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 1060; Folio: 38; Page: 68; GSU Roll: 6096170."
  11. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG14; Piece: 7184; Schedule Number: 73."
  12. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Frank Martin. Sep Q 1875 (Edmonton) 03a 231. Mother's maiden surname: Mould."
  13. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Herbert Martin. Sep Q 1879 (Edmonton) 03a 239. Mother's maiden surname: Mould."
Last Edited9 Apr 2021

Emma Mould

F, #3106, b. 1837, d. Mar 1912
Married NameMartin. 
Birth*1837 [par Thomas MOULD].1 
Marriage*Mar 1867 Spouse: Henry Wilson Martin. Parish Church, Marylebone, Middlesex, England, Mar Q [Marylebone] 1a 809.2
Death*Mar 1912 Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, Mar Q 1912 (Barnet) 03a 415 (Age 76.)3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Holly Cottage, Finsbury Road, Tottenham, London, England(Head of Household) Henry Wilson Martin;
Age 34
Member(s) of Household: Louisa Ellen Martin, Frederick Charles Martin, George Wilson Martin4
3 Apr 18811 Holly Cottage, Finsbury Road, Tottenham, Middlesex, England(Head of Household) Henry Wilson Martin;
Age 44
Member(s) of Household: Louisa Ellen Martin, Frederick Charles Martin, George Wilson Martin, Alfred Elliott Martin, Frederick Martin5
5 Apr 18913 Pembroke Road, Hornsey, London, England(Head of Household) Henry Wilson Martin;
Age 53
Member(s) of Household: Louisa Ellen Martin, George Wilson Martin, Alfred Elliott Martin, Percival Martin, Ethel Martin6
31 Mar 19111 Hungerton Villas, Oakleigh Road, Whetstone N, Frien Barnet, Middlesex, England(Head of Household) Henry Wilson Martin;
Age 75 - married 44 years - 7 children, 5 living
Member(s) of Household: Ethel Martin7

Family

Henry Wilson Martin b. 15 Jul 1837, d. 25 Apr 1916
Children 1.Louisa Ellen Martin b. Mar 1869
 2.Frederick Charles Martin+ b. Mar 1870, d. 25 Jun 1954
 3.George Wilson Martin+ b. Jun 1871, d. 16 Feb 1943
 4.Alfred Elliott Martin b. Sep 1872, d. Dec 1941
 5.Frank Martin8 b. Sep 1875, d. Jun 1876
 6.Herbert Martin9 b. Sep 1879, d. Sep 1879
 7.Ethel Martin b. Dec 1881
 8.Percival Martin b. 1886

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921. London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Emma Martin
    Mar Q 1912 (Barnet) 03a 415 (Age 76)."
  4. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "RG10 1340."
  5. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1881 census RG11 1387 / 127 p 27
    Dwelling 1 Banner Villas Finsbury Road Tottenham, Middlesex, England."
  6. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1891 census: Class: RG12; Piece: 1060; Folio: 38; Page: 68; GSU Roll: 6096170."
  7. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG14; Piece: 7184; Schedule Number: 73."
  8. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Frank Martin. Sep Q 1875 (Edmonton) 03a 231. Mother's maiden surname: Mould."
  9. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Herbert Martin. Sep Q 1879 (Edmonton) 03a 239. Mother's maiden surname: Mould."
Last Edited9 Apr 2021

Louisa Elizabeth Jane Martin

F, #3107, b. 27 Apr 1837
Father*Frederick Martin b. 24 Apr 1800, d. 27 Apr 1888
Mother*Louisa Roper b. 1801, d. 1838
Christening*27 Apr 1837 St Alban, Wood Street, London, Middlesex, England. 
Last Edited19 Oct 2016

George Frederick Martin

M, #3108, b. 30 Jul 1833, d. 7 Mar 1912
Father*Frederick Martin b. 24 Apr 1800, d. 27 Apr 1888
Mother*Louisa Roper b. 1801, d. 1838
Christening*30 Jul 1833 Honington, Suffolk, England.1 
Marriage*20 Dec 1869 Spouse: Emma Petch. VIC, Australia, #M4703 (as Emma TAYLOR.)2
 
Death*7 Mar 1912 'Beverly', Salisbury-street, Caulfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*8 Mar 1912MARTIN. On the 7th March, 1912, at "Beverly," Salisbury street, Caulfield, George Frederick, the beloved husband of Emma Martin, in his 82nd year. A colonist for 60? years. By special request, no flowers.
MARTIN.-Victoria Lodge of Mark Master Masons, No 47, E.C. Brethren are requested to attend the funeral of the late V.W. Bro G F MARTIN, F G J O, which will take place at Kew Cemetery on Saturday afternoon at 2.30 pm.
No regalia. By order of the Wor. Master ROWLAND MERCER, Sectretary.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 185145 Wood Street, St Albans, London, England(Head of Household) Frederick Martin;
Age 20 - Clerk
Member(s) of Household: Charles Roper Martin Henry Wilson Martin4

Grave

  • C/E C 1250, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia5

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI "C132501."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Mar 1912, p1.
  4. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: HO107; Piece: 1529; Folio: 239; Page: 63; GSU roll: 174759."
  5. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
Last Edited27 Jan 2017

Emma Petch

F, #3109, b. Mar 1832, d. 24 May 1918
Married NameMartin. 
Birth*Mar 1832 Beverley, Yorkshire, England. 
Marriage*20 Dec 1869 Spouse: George Frederick Martin. VIC, Australia, #M4703 (as Emma TAYLOR.)1
 
Widow7 Mar 1912Emma Petch became a widow upon the death of her husband George Frederick Martin
Death*24 May 1918 'Beverly', Salisbury-street, Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D4368 (Age 86) [par Thomas PETCH & Elizabeth HUNTER].1 
Death-Notice*25 May 1918MARTIN.-On the 24th May, at her residence, "Beverly," Salisbury street, Caulfield, Emma, widow of the late F. G. Martin, relict of the late John Taylor (master mariner), mother of W. G. and D. G. Taylor, aged 87 years, colonist of 87 years.
MARTIN.-The Friends of the late Mrs. EMMA MARTIN are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Brighton Cemetery.
The funeral will leave her late residence, "Beverly," Salisbury street. Caulfield, THIS DAY (Saturday, 25th inst.), at 3.30 p.m.2 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 May 1918, p11.
Last Edited27 Jan 2017

Eleanor Joplin

F, #3118, b. 5 Sep 1819, d. 1 Nov 1901
Married NameNicholson. 
Christening*5 Sep 1819 Grinton, Yorkshire, England, C007423 [par Cuthbert JOPLIN & Eleanor].1 
Marriage*Sep 1841 Spouse: Germain Nicholson. Church of St Philip, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Sep Q [Liverpool] 20 334.2,3
Widow22 Nov 1888Eleanor Joplin became a widow upon the death of her husband Germain Nicholson.4 
Note*1897 Wilhelmina Johanna Werner. Miss Wilhelmina WERNER lives with Eleanor NICHOLSON at Tower-House Beaconsfield.5 
Land-UBeac*2 Apr 1897 GEM-C-40.41.44. Transfer from The Union Bank of Australia Limited to Eleanor Nicholson Eleanor Jane MacMicking. 58a 0r 12p.6 
Death*1 Nov 1901 Edgecliffe, Sydney, NSW, Australia, #D16104 (reg. Woollahra) [par Cuthbert & Eleanor].7 
Death-Notice*4 Nov 1901NICHOLSON. - On the 1st November, at 1 Ina-terrace, Edgecliff, Sydney, Eleanor Nicholson, aged 82.8 
Probate (Will)*9 Apr 1902 82/388. Widow. Beaconsfield. Owns many properties including One undivided half-share as tenant in common of all those pieces of land Crown Allotment 14 and 15, Parish of Gembrook, and Allotment 1 Parish of Tonimbuk, containing 880 acres on which is erected a four-roomed weatherboard house, valued at £2.10.0 per acre, half-share valued at £1,100.9 
Land-Note*10 Jun 1903 GEM-C-40.41.44. Eleanor Jane MacMicking Memo No 5383. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 229th Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, the within named Eleanor Jane MacMicking is registered sole proprietor of the within land.10 

Family

Germain Nicholson b. 18 Oct 1814, d. 22 Nov 1888
Child 1.Eleanor Jane Nicholson+ b. 21 May 1845, d. 18 Sep 1926

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Mar 1897: Upper Beaconsfield. BY TODEA AFRICANA.
    I hear that the "Tower," formerly belonging to Mr. Jno. Kitchen, has been sold, and that the residence of the late Mr. Walford, known as "The Fernery," is let on lease for eight years. John Ambrose Kitchen Harriett Blumfield11
  • 9 Nov 1901: The death of Mrs. Eleanor Nicholson, relict of the late Mr. Germain Nicholson, which occurred at Edgecliffe, Sydney, on November 1, has removed another of the few remaining residents who can claim an active participation in Melbourne life for 60 years. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson, who were newly wed, arrived in January, 1842, and for a number of years they resided "at the shop" in King-street, near Bourke-street, where Mr. Nicholson laid the foundation of the lucrative grocery business which he subsequently carried on until 1884 at premises at the corner of Collins and Swanston streets, a locality that is still called "Nicholson's Corner." During her long residence in Melbourne Mrs. Nicholson interested herself in every movement for the benefit of her sex and for the aged poor, and it is testified that "many will miss her kindly sympathy and aid in their time of need." Mrs. Nicholson survived her husband about 10 years, and she has left a daughter, who is the wife of Mr. Robert MacMicking, of Manus Station, New South Wales.12
  • 28 Nov 1901: NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria in its Probate jurisdiction that PROBATE of the WILL of ELEANOR NICHOLSON, late of Tower-house, Beaconsfield, in Victoria, widow, deceased, may be granted to Eleanor Jane McMicking (in the said will called Eleanor Jane MacMicking), of Manus, near Tumbarumba, in New South Wales, the wife of Robert McMicking, of the same place, sheepfarmer, and Robert St. Ringan McMicking (in the said will called Robert St. Ringan MacMicking), of Manus, near Tumbarumba, aforesaid, the executrix and one of the executors named in the said will, leave being reserved to Germain Nicholson McMicking (in the said will called Germain Nicholson MacMicking),
    and Thomas William McMicking (in the said will called Thomas William MacMicking), the other executors appointed thereby, to come in and prove the same.
    Dated this 27th day of November 1901.
    J. M. SMITH and EMMERTON, 352 Collins-street, Melbourne, proctors for the executrix and executors abovenamed.13
  • 18 Feb 1902: THE PROBATE COURT.
    The wills of the following were lodged for probate to-day:- Eleanor Nicholson, late of Beaconsfield, widow, who left estate valued at £9,500 to relatives.14

Citations

  1. [S31] IGI "C007423."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Liverpool, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Liverpool Record Office; Reference Number: 283 PLP/3/8.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Dec 1888, p1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), mentioned in probate.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1877-366 - Eleanor Nicholson Widow and Eleanor Jane MacMicking, Married Woman both of Malvern Road Armadale - proprietors by transfer from the Union Bank of Australia Limited.
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Nov 1901, p1.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1877-366 - Memo No 5383. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 229th Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, the within named Eleanor Jane MacMicking is registered sole proprietor of the within land.
  11. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 24 Mar 1897, p3.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Nov 1901, p16.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Nov 1901, p3.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 Feb 1902, p6.
Last Edited17 Mar 2016

Germain Nicholson

M, #3119, b. 18 Oct 1814, d. 22 Nov 1888
Germain NICHOLSON
(1814-1888)
Photograph by Thomas Foster CHUCK ca. 1826-189
Anecdote*Germain Nicholson and His Daughter's Reminiscences
GERMAIN NICHOLSON, born in Cumberland, England, in October, 1814, was so well known in Melbourne, where he arrived on January 7, 1842, that a street corner, for many years, "Nicholson's Corner," was associated with his name. The corner was on the north-west side of Swanston, and Collins Streets, and it was at that place he started the business of Melbourne's leading grocer, in the year 1845. He became a wealthy man through buying town sites, and making enormous profits by the resale of the land. He also, during the golden years, speculated in gold buying. With his friend, the banker, William Highett, and other wealthy men, he originated the Bank of Victoria. In other commercial ventures, launched in the rapidly-advancing city of Melbourne, he was also an active participant. Early in his successful Victorian career, he was so charmed by the attractiveness of the sea-side settlement at St. Kilda, that he bought land there, built a house, and became a permanent resident.
In the year 1878, it was one of our duties to frequently wait on Germain Nicholson, who had been created a Justice of the Peace for St. Kilda and Melbourne, in 1858. His flattering courtesy to a youth, and his love of exchanging harmless jokes on each visit, left so pleasant an impression that the memory of his geniality has lingered for a lifetime. Germain Nicholson was then 64 years of age. He looked what he was, a benevolent old gentleman, with white hair and beard. He had bright, kindly, laughing eyes, and his smile was almost a benediction. His shop was a long, low weatherboard building.
One side of the shop ran parallel to the footpath line of Swanston Street. The side was a wooden wall, blind but for an ordinary house window. The thirty odd years, that had passed, since the one-storied shop was built, had sufficed to allow the wooden foundations of the floor to rot away. The floor, in places, rested on the earth. It was in that building this esteemed pioneer of the years of the fifties in St. Kilda carried on his business. What a fruitful source Germain Nicholson would have been to draw upon for reminiscences of early St. Kilda, had the youth been gifted with the foresight, and the ability to do so! Failing to have Germain Nicholson's recollections, we are fortunate in possessing a manuscript, "Memories of Early St. Kilda," by his daughter, Mrs. E. M. McMicking. The first impact of the Nicholsons with St. Kilda was in the year 1846. At that time there were, on the Esplanade, only six cottages, and to one of them Mrs. Germain Nicholson with her infant, went for her health's sake. According to her daughter, who was the infant, her mother did not, in 1846, stay long in St. Kilda, being "frightened back" to Melbourne by a "violent earthquake."
Mrs. McMicking's memories state that:—"In the year 1850, Mr. Germain Nicholson bought land at the Junction, St. Kilda, a long strip which ran up between Wellington, and Octavia Streets, and built upon it. The house, a two-storied wooden building, was one of a consignment imported from California already prepared for erection, and was put up under the superintendence of a builder named Jennings, and, although the foundations of "Charnwood," Mr. Octavius Brown's house, had been laid, 'Nicholson House,' as it was renamed by Mr. Moody, in later years, was the first house erected in this quarter of St. Kilda, and Mr. Nicholson's family were in residence there early in 1851. Mr. Highett, a banker, told people how, in his youth, he used to walk from Chapel Street to the Esplanade for his sea bath, and only passed two houses on his journey, one of which was 'Nicholson House,' the other one was probably 'Garnault Villa,' built by Mr. Edward Sayce, facing Wellington Street. He was a Quaker, who having brought £2,000 to the colony, invested it in a sheep run on the Ovens River, which having turned out disastrously financially, he returned to Melbourne."
We interrupt the lady's memories to say, that when Edward Sayce died, Germain Nicholson became the guardian of his son, Joseph Sayce, who was born in 1850. He entered him as a pupil, in the year 1860, with Dr. Bromby, Head Master of the Church of England Grammar School. Young Sayce was in the school cricketing team in 1863-64. Subsequently he went to West Australia. This guardianship was one of the good deeds that were characteristic of Germain Nicholson. Mrs. McMicking resumes:—"The first house near Wellington Street was a butcher's shop in Chapel Street. What is now St. Kilda Road was in 1853 defined in a most remarkable manner, viz., by a long avenue of fallen timber, all blown down at the same time, it being the track left behind it of a fierce hurricane. In 1851, the first bus between St. Kilda and Melbourne, carried passengers at 5/- per head. The track in use to Melbourne started from what is now the Esplanade, went through the swampland of Albert Park, and in those days when a few inhabitants of St. Kilda and the old Royal Hotel, drove to and from the city by these tracks, they were at times attacked by the bushrangers. On one occasion, the latter seized no less than thirteen people by the swamp, and tied them separately to various trees, treating them most shamefully. Some of the young bloods down from their far off stations, hearing of this, joined themselves, with the townsfolk, in a band, and succeeded in dispersing the bushrangers from these their haunts. Yet, whilst Mr. Nicholson was driving at this time an exceptionally high-spirited, and beautiful horse, to and from town, he was never once attacked, although his horse alone was a valuable asset. It was said by Mr. White, of the Melbourne Observatory, this was owing to his goodness, and charity, which had gained for him the title of poor man's friend,' and so he was allowed to go about unmolested.
"Howard's Royal Hotel was built in 1847 in St. Kilda, when a broad belt of tea-tree fringed the shore. At first a few cottages were built there, and later on came more pretentious houses."
Mrs. McMicking refers to Christ Church in her notes as follows:-
"The architect of Christ Church, St. Kilda, was Mr. Charles R. Swyer, and at the time of the dedication of the church, my father and myself were living on the Esplanade, and the Bishop, Dr. Charles Perry, and fifty of the clergy, partook of afternoon tea at our house, previous to the function, and then all walked to the church which was close to our home, 'Esplanade House.' The handsome carved pulpit, which still stands in Christ Church, was built from money obtained through a bazaar held by Miss Mathews, and her pupils, at her boarding school on the beach (Alfred Square). My young friend, Miss Annie Seddon, the minister's daughter, did duty for her mother, who had died previously."
Other notes of the same early resident state "Euro-reka," meaning St. Kilda, was given by Mr. Davis to the big house he built in Burnett Street, off Grey Street. This leads Mrs. McMicking to recall, that George Watson, the Master of the Melbourne Hounds, lived in Burnett Street, and that he was a hard man, though for "all that he was very popular." A story of the day is that Watson, and his wife, were riding along the St. Kilda Road on two hunters. When they were nearing the closed toll gates, situated close to the military barracks, Mrs. Watson thought that they would draw reins as they usually did, and wait for the toll gate-keeper to open the roadway to the horses. Her husband, without any warning to her, struck with his heavy hunting crop the flanks of his, wife's hunter. The animal leapt forward, and bolted along St. Kilda Road. Ahead of rider and horse was the closed six-barred toll gate. The start was so sudden that Mrs. Watson had no option but to ride the horse at the gate. Any interference with the hunter, she thought, spelt a spill on the road, or a smash up at the gate. Therefore, she gave the animal what he had already, his head, and - the animal, in dashing style, cleared the gate. Mrs. Watson’s husband followed her lead. What Mrs. Watson said afterwards to George is not history, nor is what the toll keeper said to himself suitable for this record. Mrs. McMicking writes :—"Mr. William Nicholson, M.L.C., and E. B. Green and some others first settled in Grey Street. Later on, 'Old Grannie's' fruit and sweet shop was built opposite the Royal Hotel. Near the beach, there had been built a little wooden School House, which also did duty for all Church purposes. First there was only a visiting clergyman, Rev. L—,but later on the Rev. David Seddon became the Resident Incumbent. Some years later, when the consecration of the new `Christ Church' took place, the bishop, with the clergy, met that afternoon in Mrs. Nicholson's Esplanade house, where they partook of tea, previous to the processional function. "When the late town clerk of Melbourne, Mr. E. G. Fitzgibbon, was a young man, he resided in Octavia Street, on the brow of the hill. He had as a neighbour, Mr., afterwards Judge, Webb.
"My father, Mr. Germain Nicholson, was one of the originators of the Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Company, of which he was a director. He was also one of the original founders of the Church of England Grammar School, St. Kilda Road. He declined on various occasions to become an active politician, and stand for election to Victorian Parliament, as he was solicited to do. His death (23rd November, 1888, aged 74) occurred on board the s.s. `Salazir,' of the M.M. Shipping Co. His body was buried in the Red Sea, near the 'Brother's Isle.1'" 
Book*Nicholson, Germain, J.P., was born in Cumberland, England, 18th October 1814, was the second son of Mr. William Nicholson, by his wife Elinor Germain, was educated at a private school, and after being engaged in business in England for some years, came out to Port Phillip per ship Arkwright, landing 7th January 1842. Having brought money and goods with him, he commenced business immediately, on land he had bought in King-street, where he remained some years, extending his operations to Elizabeth-street, Little Collins-street, and Collins-street west; also the corner of Swanston and Collins streets, for many years so well known as "Germain Nicholson's corner," in all of which places an extensive business was carried on; and besides these, many portions of land in the most central part of Melbourne were acquired by him. Mr. Nicholson's import business consisted principally of teas from China and sugars from various parts of the world. The first cargo of tea shipped from Hankow to Australia was ordered by him. In 1851 he took an active part in the movement to stop transportation to the colonies, being one of the so-called "Thirty Patriots of Melbourne" who joined together and each subscribed a hundred guineas to defray the expenses of a delegate to England to represent the matter to the Imperial Government. In the same year Mr. Nicholson bought land at East St. Kilda, on which he built his residence, there being then but six houses in what is now known as the St. Kilda Esplanade. He has always been ready to assist any movement for the good of the community. In 1852 old St. Paul's church owed its first contribution to him, he having promised £100 to start the building if the Rev. Daniel Newham would get nine others to give the same amount, this offer being made after a large meeting had been held at which nothing had been done. Afterwards, when the gold fever ran high, and the building of that church was stopped, the Rev. Canon Chase issued an appeal to christian men not to let a church stand idle for want of hands to finish it at current wages, and Mr. Nicholson. Mr. John Matthew Smith, Mr. R. Grice, and another gentleman, became sureties for the money. He took much interest in the Melbourne Protestant Orphan Asylum, in Ragged schools, and in all institutions and churches. In 1853, in conjunction with the Hon. H. Miller, Hon. W. Highett, Hon. W. Nicholson, Dr. J. Black, and others, he originated the Bank of Victoria, and was one of the directors of that institution until recently, when he was compelled to resign on account of ill-health. He was one of the originators of the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Company, of which he was a director, and he was also a director of the Victorian Life and General Insurance Company. Mr. Nicholson declined on various occasions to become an active politician and member of the Victorian Parliament, as he was solicited to do, but has acted as a magistrate since 1857. In 1841 he married Eleanor, daughter of Mr. Cuthbert Joplin, and has now one daughter living. Mrs. Germain Nicholson has been connected with the Orphan Asylum since its formation.2 
Birth*18 Oct 1814 Lamplugh, Cumberland, England. 
Marriage*Sep 1841 Spouse: Eleanor Joplin. Church of St Philip, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Sep Q [Liverpool] 20 334.3,4
Death*22 Nov 1888 Aboard steamship Salazie, near Aden, Red Sea.5 
Death-Notice3 Dec 1888NICHOLSON.—On the 22nd ult., on board the steamship Salazie, near Aden, Red Sea, Germain Nicholson, Esq., in his 75th year.5 
Death-Notice*3 Dec 1888News was received by cable on Saturday of the sudden death in the Red Sea of Mr Germain Nicholson who has been well known in Melbourne for some 46 years past.
The following notice of Mr Nicholson's career is taken from Victoria and its Metropolis, Past and Present, now being published, by permission of Messrs. M'Carron, Bird, and Co. :-"Mr. Germain Nicholson was born in Cumberland, England, October 18, 1814 ; was the second son of Mr William Nicholson ; was educated at a private school, and after being engaged in business in England for some years came out to Port Phillip by the ship Arkwright, landing 7th January 1842. Having brought money and goods with him he commenced business immediately, on land he had bought in King-street where he remained some years, extending his operations to Elizabeth street, Little Collins street and Collins street west ; also, the corner of Swanston and Collins streets, for so many years so well known as 'Germain Nicholson's Corner,' in all of which places an extensive business was carried on ; and besides these many portions of land in the most central part of Melbourne were acquired by him. Mr Nicholson's import business consisted principally of teas from China and sugar from various parts of the world. The first cargo of tea shipped from Hankow to Australia was ordered by him. In 1851 he took an active part in the movement to stop transportation to the colonies, being one of the so-called 'Thirty Patriots of Melbourne,' who joined together, and each subscribed a hundred guineas to defray the expenses of a delegate to England to represent the matter to the Imperial Government. In the same year Mr Nicholson bought land at East St Kilda, on which he built his residence, there being then but six houses in what is now known as the St Kilda Esplanade. He has always been ready to assist any movement for the good of the community. In 1852 Old St Paul's Church owed its first contribution to him, he having promised £100 to start the building if the Rev. Daniel Newman would get nine others to give the same amount, this offer being made after a large meeting had been held at which nothing had been done. Afterwards, when the gold fever ran high and the building of that church was stopped the Rev Canon Chase issued an appeal to Christian men not to let a church stand idle for want of hands to finish it at current wages, and Mr Nicholson, Mr John Matthew Smith and Mr R Grice and another gentleman became sureties for the money. He took much interest in the Melbourne Protestant Orphan Asylum, in ragged schools, and in all institutions and churches. In 1853, in conjunction with the Hon H Miller, Hon W Highett, Hon W Nicholson, Dr J Black, and others, he originated the Bank of Victoria, and was one of the directors of that institution until recently when he was compelled to resign on account of ill-health. He was one of the originators of the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Company, of which he was a director, and he was also a director of the Victorian Life and General Insurance Company. Mr Nicholson declined on various occasions to become an active politician and member of the Victorian Parliament, as he was solicited to do, but has acted as a magistrate since 1857. In 1841 he married Eleanor, daughter of Mr Cuthbert Joplin, and is survived by his wife and one daughter.6 

Family

Eleanor Joplin b. 5 Sep 1819, d. 1 Nov 1901
Child 1.Eleanor Jane Nicholson+ b. 21 May 1845, d. 18 Sep 1926

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Germain Nicholson (1814-1888), grocer, was born on 18 October 1814 in Lamplugh, Cumberland, England, son of William Nicholson, factory owner, and his wife Elinor, née Germain. Educated at a private school, he was apprenticed to a grocer and from 1835 was employed as house manager of Cornthwaite & Co., merchants of Liverpool. On 26 September 1841 at Liverpool he married Eleanor Joplin, and in October they sailed for Port Phillip in the Arkwright, arriving at Hobson's Bay on 7 January 1842. He had sold much merchandise on the voyage and, with the proceeds and other goods he had already sent out, he immediately established himself as an importing grocer and provision merchant in Melbourne. His brother Thomas arrived in the colony in 1843 and managed some of the business until he died on 16 December 1853.

In 1844 Nicholson bought the business and premises of Parker & Beadle in Elizabeth Street and by December had three business houses in full operation. He had problems of overstocking during the 1845 recession but when it ended he expanded rapidly, with branches in Melbourne and throughout Victoria by the time of the gold rushes. In the early 1850s he imported goods in huge quantities, anticipating the continued influx of population and later began exporting gold on a large scale. His trade dealings with England and the East were very successful and his best-known import was the first cargo of tea from Hankow to Australia.

Nicholson's speculation in land was also profitable. In 1843 he bought and sold a King Street property, the first of many town sites to bring him good returns. In 1850 he bought land at East St Kilda, where he built his family home, a pre-fabricated, two-storied house imported from California. He was a director of the Victorian Life and General Insurance Co. and in 1853 a founder of the Bank of Victoria, serving as a director until 1888. He was also a founder and director of the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Co.

A philanthropist, Nicholson contributed to the Ragged Schools and the Melbourne Protestant Orphan Asylum. He was a founder of the Church of England Grammar School in St Kilda Road and the first to donate £100 to the appeal for building (old) St Paul's Church. He declined several times to enter politics, but was a magistrate for Melbourne and St Kilda from 1857. He had taken a leading role in the anti-transportation movement and in 1851 was one of the 'Thirty Patriots of Melbourne' who each subscribed 100 guineas for a deputation to plead their cause in England.

Nicholson was well known and admired for his commercial acumen and success as well as his generosity. He offered shelter in his warehouses to the hordes of immigrants arriving in Melbourne before they set off for the goldfields. His reputation as 'the poor man's friend' was said to have protected his goods from being stolen and allowed him to ride in the forest around Albert Park unmolested by bushrangers. He died on 22 November 1888 in the Salazie bound for England and was buried at sea. He was survived by his wife and their only child, a daughter.7

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, The History of St Kilda - CHAPTER XV.
    http://www.skhs.org.au/~SKHScooper/PDF/Volume_1/…
  2. [S338] Unknown author, Victoria and its metropolis, pp494-495.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Liverpool, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Liverpool Record Office; Reference Number: 283 PLP/3/8.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Dec 1888, p1.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Dec 1888, p6.
  7. [S55] Adb online, online https://adb.anu.edu.au/, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/nicholson-germain-4297
    Select Bibliography
    A. Sutherland et al, Victoria and its Metropolis, vol 2 (Melb, 1888)
    Argus (Melbourne), 3 Dec 1888
    Town and Country Journal, 8 Dec 1888.
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Eleanor Jane Nicholson

F, #3120, b. 21 May 1845, d. 18 Sep 1926
Father*Germain Nicholson b. 18 Oct 1814, d. 22 Nov 1888
Mother*Eleanor Joplin b. 5 Sep 1819, d. 1 Nov 1901
Married NameMacMicking. 
Birth*21 May 1845 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B14308.1 
Marriage*11 Aug 1869 Spouse: Robert MacMicking. Christ Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M2583.1
 
Marriage-Notice*14 Aug 1869MacMicking-Nicholson.-On the 11th inst. at Christ Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J. Stanley Low, assisted by the Rev. S. L. Chase, Robert MacMicking, Esq., Manus, Upper Murray, to Eleanor Jane, only child of Germain Nicholson, Esq., St. Kilda. No cards.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac2 Apr 1897 GEM-C-40.41.44. Transfer from The Union Bank of Australia Limited to Eleanor Nicholson Eleanor Jane MacMicking. 58a 0r 12p.3 
Land-Note*10 Jun 1903 GEM-C-40.41.44. Eleanor Nicholson Memo No 5383. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 229th Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, the within named Eleanor Jane MacMicking is registered sole proprietor of the within land.4 
Land-UBeac*27 Jun 1903 GEM-C-40.41.44. Transfer from Eleanor Jane MacMicking to William George Lucas Spowers. 58a 0r 12p.5 
Widow7 Jun 1908Eleanor Jane Nicholson became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert MacMicking.6 
Death*18 Sep 1926 Arakoon, Irving Road, Toorak, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*20 Sep 1926MACMICKING.-On the 18th September, at her residence, Arakoon, Irving road, Toorak, Eleanor Jane, widow of the late Robert MacMicking, of Manus, New South Wales, and Cashmere, Queensland, aged 81 years. (Interment at Manus on the 23rd September.) (Queensland and overseas papers please copy.)7 
Death-Notice21 Sep 1926MACMICKING-The friends of the late Mrs. ELEANOR JANE MACMICKING, of Arakoon, Irving road, Toorak, are informed that her remains will be conveyed to the Anglican Church, Manus, Tumbarumba, New South Wales, where the funeral will take place on Thursday Morning, 23rd September, at 11 o'clock (not Wednesday, as previously advertised).8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Tower House, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaWith Cuthbert Douglas MacMicking, Eleanor Jane Maitland MacMicking, Hugh Kilpatrick, Selina Kilpatrick.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Sep 1897: MRS. MACMICKING and Miss Helen MacMicking have returned to Melbourne and are staying at "The Towers," Beaconsfield, for a short time. Miss MacMicking is still in Queensland. Helen Henrietta Germaine MacMicking10
  • 8 Oct 1897: MILLAR-CAMERON.-The marriage of the Rev. James Galbraith Millar, Presbyterian minister, of Fingal, Tasmania, with Miss Mary Cameron, daughter of the late Mr. Allan Gordon Cameron, Malvern Hill, Malvern, Melbourne, took place in the Pres- byterian Church, Toorak, on Thursday, September 23, the Rev. Professor M'Donald, of Ormond College, Melbourne, officiating. The bride, who was given away by Mr. H. F. Singleton, acting in loco parentis, wore a walking gown of cream silk, relieved with pleated chiffon and bebe ribbon, and a picture hat trimmed with plumes and lilies of the valley. She wore a handsome pearl star pendant and chain (gift of bridegroom), and carried a rich shower bouquet. There were three bridesmaids-Miss Geddie, Miss Myrtle and Miss Eileen Singleton-who wore pretty cream costumes trimmed with chiffon, and carried baskets of yellow blooms with streamers to match. Their souvenirs from the bridegroom were opal bar brooches. Mr. J. S. Dunbar acted us best man. After the ceremony the guests repaired to "Tarawera," Malvern, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Singleton, where a reception was held. Later on, the Rev. James and Mrs. Millar left for "The Tower House" Upper Beaconsfield, which had been placed at their disposal by Mrs. Robert M'Micking.11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Aug 1869, p4.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1877-366 - Eleanor Nicholson Widow and Eleanor Jane MacMicking, Married Woman both of Malvern Road Armadale - proprietors by transfer from the Union Bank of Australia Limited.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1877-366 - Memo No 5383. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 229th Section of the Transfer of Land Act 1890, the within named Eleanor Jane MacMicking is registered sole proprietor of the within land.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1877-366 - William George Lucas Spowers of Toorak Road South Yarra Esquire- C/T 2936-037 - title cancelled see C/T 2943-589 - Title cancelled see C/T 2949-796.
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "[par Thomas & Jane]."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 20 Sep 1926, p1.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Sep 1926, p1.
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Melbourne Punch (Vic.), Thu 9 Sep 1897, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/174627243
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Oct 1897, p14.
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NOTE

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

Some individuals may be featured because members of their family were associated with the Upper Beaconsfield area, even though they themselves never lived here.