Amelia Elizabeth Bailey

F, #3631, b. 1843, d. 29 Jul 1932
Married NameSmythe.1 
Birth*1843 London, England.1 
Marriage*18 Oct 1881 Spouse: Robert Sparrow Smythe. VIC, Australia, #M4802.1
 
Widow23 May 1917Amelia Elizabeth Bailey became a widow upon the death of her husband Robert Sparrow Smythe.2 
Death*29 Jul 1932 Deepdene, VIC, Australia, #D45 (Age 89) [par George Robert BAILEY & Amelia HOWELL].3 
Death-Notice*1 Aug 1932SMYTHE.—On the 29th July, at her residence, 19 Deepdene road, Deepdene, Amelia Elizabeth, relict of the late Robert Sparrow Smythe, aged 89 years. (Privately interred.)4 

Family

Robert Sparrow Smythe b. Mar 1833, d. 23 May 1917
Children 1.Carlyle Greenwood Smythe b. 16 Sep 1865, d. 15 Dec 1925
 2.Florence Nightingale Smythe b. 1867, d. 16 Jan 1948
 3.Adelaide Amelia Smythe b. 1871, d. 27 Apr 1939

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Aug 1932: OBITUARY
    The musical history of early Melbourne is recalled by the death on Friday evening at her residence in Deepdene road, Deepdene of Mrs R S Smythe, formerly Miss Amelia Bailey. Mrs Smythe would have reached the age of 90 on November 5 of this year. She was a native of London and arrived in Melbourne with her parents at a very early age. She was attending St James's Sunday school when her singing attracted the notice of Mr Allan, the founder of the music firm of Allan and Sons. He obtained her admittance to the Philharmonic Society at the age of 13 years and before she was 16 she had been appointed principal soprano. That was in 1858. She was the leading soprano of Victoria for a number of years until she lost her voice owing to a throat affection.
    One of her early performances was in "The Messiah" in Geelong. Mr H Byron Moore was conductor. He used to tell that if the ages of the five principals had been added the total would not have been 100 years. They included Miss Bailey, Mr Armes Beaumont the noted Melbourne tenor, and himself. Miss Bailey was married in 1863 to Mr R S Smythe, who conducted concert tours and presented celebrities for many years. Under his management, with the celebrated Miss Anabell Goddard, the English pianist, as "star" she toured the East and South Africa. Mr Smythe died in 1917. Mrs Smythe has three children, two of whom survive her. Mrs Edgar Bell and Miss Adelaide Smythe. Her son Mr Carlyle Smythe died while on a Continental tour with his wife six or seven years ago. He had earned a high reputation in Melbourne journalism, particularly in musical criticism and his early death was much regretted.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Aug 1932, p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Aug 1932, p6.
Last Edited10 Dec 2019

Carlyle Greenwood Smythe

M, #3632, b. 16 Sep 1865, d. 15 Dec 1925
Father*Robert Sparrow Smythe b. Mar 1833, d. 23 May 1917
Mother*Amelia Elizabeth Bailey b. 1843, d. 29 Jul 1932
Birth*16 Sep 1865 Ambala, India.1 
Death*15 Dec 1925 Nice, France.1 
Death-Notice*21 Dec 1925SMYTHE -On the 14th December, at Nice, beloved husband of Elsa, and loved son of the late R. S. Smythe and Mrs Smythe, of Deepdene, brother of Florence (Mrs. Edgar Bell), and Adelaide.2 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Dec 1925: MR. CARLYLE SMYTHE - Death in France.
    It will be learnt with regret that news was received yesterday by cable message of the death of Mr Carlyle Smythe at Nice, in the south of France. Mr Smythe had been an invalid for a consider able time, and he bore his suffering with remarkable fortitude. Some years ago he was the victim of a distressing accident, both his hands being so severely burned that he could use them only with extreme difficulty. He left Melbourne in April to seek advice in Europe. He spent some time in Germany, Switzerland, and France, but, unfortunately, the illness did not yield to treatment. Finally, he was advised to undergo an operation, which was performed in Nice, but he never rallied.
    Mr Carlyle Smythe was the son of the late Mr R. S. Smythe and Mrs Smythe, who lives at Highgate, Burke road, Camberwell. Mr Smythe sen, was, as is well remembered, an entrepreneur for eminent lecturers, and also for some years a concert manager. Mrs R. S. Smythe (who was Miss Amelia Bailey) was a soprano singer on one of the tours con ducted by Mr Smythe, and it was while they were on a tour in the East that Mr Carlyle Smythe was born at Umbana, at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains. His childhood and boyhood were spent in Melbourne, and he was educated at Hawthorn Grammar School, under Professor Irving. At this school he took the Shakespeare scholarship. He became a student of the University, where he gained the degree of bachelor of arts. While there Mr Carlyle Smythe was resident at Trinity College. He was chiefly distinguished for studies in literature and the classics, in which he reached a very high level of proficiency.
    After leaving the university Mr Carlyle Smythe assisted in managing some of the more notable tours which his father arranged. Subsequently, he spent some time in Europe, during which he engaged in journalism in Brussels, where he was for four years editor of the "Belgian Times," a journal published in English and French. He also published a history of Belgium.
    Upon his return to Australia he took up the interests that his father had made practically a family possession. In this connection Mr Carlyle Smyther almost rivalled his father as a traveller, and among the more interesting tours which he made were those with Mark Twain through South Africa and India, and with Max O'Rell. After his father had retired Mr Carlyle Smythe made engagements on his own account, and among other notable persons who came to Australia under his auspices were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mr Alexander Watson, Captain Amundsen and Annie Besant.
    The promise of Mr Carlyle Smythe's early life in literature and art was thoroughly fulfilled during his connection with journalism in the intervals between his other engagements which involved travel ling. He was for a considerable time a valued contributor to these columns, both as art and musical critic and as a writer on the broad questions of international policy, with which he had a remarkable familiarity. He was a man of varied tastes, and his ability in the several interests that he took up as a journalist was quite remarkable.
    Mr Smythe was married, and his wife was with him at the time of his death.3
  • 11 Jun 1940: MRS. CARLYLE SMYTHE
    Mrs Elsa Carlyle Smythe, widow of the late Carlyle Greenwood Smythe, died yesterday morning at her South Yarra home Aged 61, she was the elder daughter of Dr E F. Johansen, of Motueka (NZ). and sister of Mrs W Thomson. Corea, Dunkeld. She had many activities in Melbourne, being a member of the Red Cross central executive which she represented as unofficial delegate at the Japan, Geneva, and Copenhagen confer ences, patroness of the Kooroora Club and a member of the International Club.
    A fluent linguist, she made a special study of Japanese. B Matthews Pty Ltd. have charge of the funeral, which will take place to-day.4

Australian Dictionary of Biography

The son Carlyle Greenwood Smythe (1865-1925), journalist and manager, was born on 16 September 1865 at Ambala, India, while his parents were in the Punjab. He grew up in Melbourne where he was educated at Hawthorn Grammar School and Trinity College, University of Melbourne (B.A., 1888). During a brief journalistic career, he was for three years editor of the Belgian Times in Brussels and author of a history of Belgium. From the Twain tour of 1895 he became Robert's partner in lecture management. When his father retired, Carlyle conducted Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mrs Besant, 'Max O'Rell' and Captain Amundsen, and wrote several magazine pieces about his experiences. On 11 November 1903 he married Elsa Dorette Bode at St Barnabas's Anglican Church, Balwyn. After suffering serious burns to his hands, he went to live at Deepdene; he became a music and drama critic as well as a writer on international policy for the Argus and other papers. Survived by his wife, he died on 15 December 1925 at Nice, France, where he had undergone surgery. His estate was sworn for probate at £19,825.1

Citations

  1. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Shillingsburg, M., 'Smythe, Robert Sparrow (1833–1917)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/smythe-robert-sparrow-8568/…, accessed 6 November 2011.

    This article was first published in hardcopy in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 12, (MUP), 1990.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Dec 1925, p1.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 Dec 1925, p21.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 Jun 1940, p5.
Last Edited10 Dec 2019

Adelaide Amelia Smythe

F, #3633, b. 1871, d. 27 Apr 1939
Father*Robert Sparrow Smythe b. Mar 1833, d. 23 May 1917
Mother*Amelia Elizabeth Bailey b. 1843, d. 29 Jul 1932
Birth*1871 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B12569.1 
Death*27 Apr 1939 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D3371 (Age 68) - as SMYTHE.2 
Death-Notice*29 Apr 1939SMYTHE.-On the 27th April, 1939, Adelaide Amelia Smythe, of 19 Deepdene road, Deepdene, the loved daughter of the late R. S. and Amelia Smythe, and loved sister of Carlyle (deceased) and Florence (Mrs. Edgar Bell). (Privately interred.)3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B12569 as Adelaide ; #B27394x1903 as Adelaide Amelia."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Apr 1939, p6.
Last Edited10 Dec 2019

Florence Nightingale Smythe

F, #3634, b. 1867, d. 16 Jan 1948
Father*Robert Sparrow Smythe b. Mar 1833, d. 23 May 1917
Mother*Amelia Elizabeth Bailey b. 1843, d. 29 Jul 1932
Married NameBell. 
Birth*1867 Ceylon.1 
Marriage*3 Jan 1899 Spouse: Edgar Charles Bell. St Barnabas' Church, Balwyn-cum-Canterbury, VIC, Australia, #M308.2
 
Marriage-Notice*14 Jan 1899BELL—SMYTHE.—On the 3rd January, at St. Barnabas' Church, Balwyn-cum-Canterbury, by the Rev. Evelyn Snodgrass, Edgar Charles Bell, of Balwyn road, to Florence Nightingale, elder daughter of Mr. R. S. Smythe, of Highgate-on-the Hill, Balwyn.3 
Widow1 May 1919Florence Nightingale Smythe became a widow upon the death of her husband Edgar Charles Bell.4 
Death*16 Jan 1948 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D1005 (Age 81) - as BELL.1 
Death-Notice*17 Jan 1948BELL.-On January 16. Florence Nightingale, beloved widow ot Edgar Bell, formerly of Balwyn, and 61 Glenferrie rd., Kew, aged 78 years.5 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Jan 1899, p1.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jan 1948, p2.
Last Edited10 Dec 2019

Alexander James Griffin

M, #3635, b. 1868, d. Mar 1937
Birth*1868 England. 
Land-UBeac*20 Sep 1911 PAK-118. Transfer from Robert Sparrow Smythe to Alexander James Griffin. 19a 3p 35r.1 
Marriage*1915 Spouse: Edith Gwendoline Cock. VIC, Australia, #M11801.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel25 Sep 1924 Sailing with Edith Gwendoline Griffin James Allenby Griffin. Ship Orsova (c/- A. J. Griffin, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire)
Age 56 - gardener.3 
Land-UBeac*31 Mar 1927 PAK-118. Transfer from Alexander James Griffin to James Paxton. 19a 3r 35p (caveat lodged 27 Mar 1924.)4 
Death*Mar 1937 Peterborough, Huntingdonshire, England, Mar Q [Peterborough] (Age 67) 3b 305.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer (as James Alexander).6,7
bt 1914 - 1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: contractor.8,9
bt 1916 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: contractor. With Edith Gwendoline Griffin.10,11,12,13,14,15,16

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1558-445 - Alexander James Griffin of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer- C/T 3535-953.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 770; Item: 48.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3535-953 - James Paxton of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  5. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  6. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908 "probably same person."
  7. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  10. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  11. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  12. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  13. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  14. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  15. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  16. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
Last Edited24 Sep 2020

Edward Allott Hardy

M, #3638, b. Mar 1858, d. 14 Mar 1930
Probate (Will) 236/932. Edward A HARDY Date of grant: 18 Jun 1930; Date of death: 14 Mar 1930; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Murrumbeena.1 
Birth*Mar 1858 Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England, Mar Q [Radford] 7b 172.2  
Land-Note*14 Dec 1894 GEM-D-21: Mortgagee: Jane Ellen 'Jeannie Ellen' Anderson Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 4 Oct 1897.3 
Land-Note*28 Nov 1895 GEM-E-10B: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Mortgage No 168245. Discharged 22 Jun 1896. Mortgagor was Letitia Rawlins.4 
Land-Note*13 Dec 1915 GEM-C-73 (part): Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 14 May 1924. Mortgagor was Richard Simmons.5 
Land-UBeac*4 Aug 1916 GEM-E-3D. Transfer from Sophie Mary Souter to Edward Allott Hardy. 116a 1r 31p.6 
Land-Note*13 Oct 1916 GEM-D-6: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 8 Sep 1920. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.7 
Land-Note*29 Aug 1917 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lot 9): Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Mortgage No 373061. Discharged 23 Feb 1917.. Mortgagor was Frederick Charles Martin.8 
Land-Note*1919 GEM-E-3D. George Alexander Davidson In the Berwick Shire Rate Book George Alexander Davidson is listed as owner of this property in 1919/20. He is listed as owner until 1945/46 - but this appears to be a mistake.9 
Land-Note*12 May 1919 GEM-C-73 (part): Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 14 May 1924. Mortgagor was Harold James Matheson Osborn.10 
Land-Note*bt 1922 - 1923 GEM-E-3D. Robert Bell In the Berwick Shire Rate Book Robert Bell Robin Archibald David 'Bob' Bell are listed as tenants of this property bt 1922 - 1923.11 
Land-Note17 Aug 1923 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part) 600245 + 687884: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. At the time of E A Hardy's death Hardy was mortgagee in possession. Vacant land valued at £50. Mortgage No 471340 - discharged 10 Oct 1947. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.12 
Land-UBeac*19 Jun 1926 GEM-E-3D. Transfer from Edward Allott Hardy to Percy Sharples Cowper. 116a 1r 31p.13,14 
Land-Note*6 Sep 1928 PAK-70 l/p 6686 (Lot 6.7.21): Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Mortgage from Edward Allott Hardy - discharged 7 Aug 1941. Hardy's probate indicates that Wm & G Clements had obtained a mortgage of £1000 from Hardy.. Mortgagor was George Clements William Clements.15,1 
Death*14 Mar 1930 Coburg, VIC, Australia, #D1023 (age 69) [par unknown].16 
Death-Notice*15 Mar 1930HARDY.—On the 14th March, 1930 at a private hospital, Edward Allott Hardy, in his 70th year, late of Beena avenue, Murrumbeena.
Buried at Burwood Cemetery.17 
Land-Note*17 Jul 1930 PAK-118: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. At the time of E A Hardy's death Hardy was mortgagee in possession. Valued at £200. Mortgage discharged 16 Jul 1937. Mortgagor was James Paxton.18 
Probate (Will)*27 Jun 1931 HARDY Edward Allott of 23 Beena-avenue Murrumbeena Victoria Australia died 14 March 1930 Administration (with Will) (limited) London 23 January [1931] to Robert Pulsford Hart solicitor attorney of The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited and Edgar Henry Trebilco. Effects £4139 0s. 10d. New grant P.R. 27 June 1931.
HARDY Edward Allott of 23 Beena-avenue Murrumbeena Victoria Australia died 14 March 1930 Administration (with Will) (limited) London 27 June [1931] to Henry Robert Hant and William Godfrey Scott Hart solicitors attorneys of Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited and Edgar Henry Trebilco.
Former Grant P.R. 23 January 1931 cessate.19 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881Edward HARDY, 1 Waverley Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England(Head of Household) Edward Allott Hardy;20

bt 1919 - 192412 Canterbury Road, Balaclava, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means.21,22

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Aug 1923: To EDWARD ALLOTT HARDY. Department of Agriculture. MELBOURNE, August 3, 1923.
    TAKE NOTICE that I, GORDON MACKIE FLETCHER, of Brown street, Heidelberg, being duly authorized in writing by the Minister of Agriculture, the Minister for the time being administering the Vegetation Diseases Act, to enter upon the land owned by you at Panton Hill, being Allotment 10, Section 2, Parish of Nillumbik, County of Evelyn, and to there search for diseased trees, plants, and vegetables, have entered upon the said land and found there on certain Fruit Trees affected with Root Borer, Woolly Aphis-diseases which the Governor in Council, by proclamation in the "Government Gazette," has declared to be Insect Diseases within the meaning of the'said Act, and I hereby require you to eradicate all disease from and to destroy all insects or fungi in all trees, plants, vegetables, now growing or upon said land, within twenty-one days from date hereof.
    GORDON MACKIE FLETCHER,
    Inspector, Vegetation Diseases Act.23
  • 10 Oct 1924: Eltham Court: Gordon M. Fletcher (inspector of diseases in fruit trees) prosecuted Edward Allott Hardy for having codlin moth and fruit borer in his orchard. Defendant was not present, and was fined £2, and costs £2 8s.24
  • 8 Nov 1930: SALES BY AUCTION. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26. At Half-past Two O'clock.
    At SCOTT'S HOTEL, MELBOURNE. MORTGAGES' SALE OF GROUP OF VALUABLE SUBURBAN FREEHOLDS. Under Instructions from the Mortgagees.
    13.-BEACONSFIELD.-LAND. 19 Acres 3 Roods, 35 Perches, Being Crown Allotment 118, Parish of Pakenham, County of Mornington, with 3- roomed W.B. Cottage and Improvements Thereon, and Being the Land Comprised in Certificate of Title, Vol. 3535, Folio 706,953, and Mortgage No. 649,290.25
  • 6 Jul 1933: SALE OR ORCHARD PROPERTY. Messrs. Gamble, Anderson, Lamb Pty. Ltd. report that Mr. G. T. Grant has purchased the orchard property of 37 acres, at Beaconsfield, known as Clements’ orchard. Mr. Grant has been in occupation for the past 18 months, as he had the orchard under a lease for three years. The sale was made by the above firm on behalf of the Equity Trustees Cos., Melbourne, as executors of the estate of the late E. A. Hardy.26

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 2127, item 236/932
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 830, item 236/932.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "parents married Mar Q 1857 Scarborough."
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2424-735 - Mortgage No 161816 - discharged 4 Oct 1897.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Mortgage No 168245 - discharged 22 Jun 1896.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Richard Simmons to Edward Allott Hardy - it appears that this mortgage was transferred to Harold Osborn.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Edward Allott Hardy of 10 Simpson Street East Melbourne Gentleman.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-656 - Mortgage No 373061. Discharged 23 Feb 1925.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1919/20 - to 1945/46 This appears to be a mistake in the rate book, as the property changed hands in 1926 - see C/T 2913-452.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Harold James Matherson Osborn to Edward Allott Hardy - it appears that this mortgage was transferred to Harold Osborn.
  11. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1922/23, 116a N40. Also listed as tenants of GEM-E-7 40 acres house N40, Same in 1923/24 - both properties.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3355-996 + C/T 3613-418 - Mortgage No 471340 - discharged 10 Oct 1947.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Percy Sharples Cowper of Emerald Orchardist.
  14. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 rated 1924-25 (dated 17.6.1925) now Cowper N40
    rated 1925/26 N40 - address changed from Emerald to Norwood Upper Beaconsfield.
    The rate books still note the owner as being Davidson, but this is not correct.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3886-190 & 191 - C/T 5196-084.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Mar 1930, p17.
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3535-953 - Mortgage discharged 16 Jul 1937.
  19. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  20. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG11; Piece: 3350; Folio: 56; Page: 32; GSU roll: 1341799."
  21. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic.), 3 Aug 1923, p3.
  24. [S14] Newspaper - Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic.), 10 Oct 1924, p3.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Nov 1930, p2.
  26. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Thu 6 Jul 1933, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201300930
Last Edited25 Jun 2021

Edith Lilian Stephens

F, #3642, b. 1877, d. 1965
Married NameBallantyne.1 
Birth*1877 St Kilda, VIC, Australia.2 
Marriage*2 Jun 1909 Spouse: John Alexander 'Jack' Ballantyne. Annadale Baptist Church, VIC, Australia, #M4220.1
 
Marriage-Notice*26 Jun 1909BALLANTYNE—STEPHENS.—On the 2nd June, at the Annadale Baptist Church, by the Rev Alex. Gordon, John Alexander, third son of James Ballantyne, of "Myamyn," Malvern, to Edith, youngest daughter of Westmore G. Stephens, of "Woolverton," Toorak. (At home at "Koomba," Spring-road, Malvern, June 30, July 1 and 2).3 
Land-UBeac*25 Aug 1920 PAK-117. Transfer from Ethel Violet Gowan to Edith Lilian Ballantyne. 19a 3r 29p.4 
Land-UBeac*19 May 1941 PAK-117. Transfer from Edith Lilian Ballantyne to Gladstone Robert McGowan Rose Roberta McGowan. 19a 3r 29p.5 
Widow3 May 1949Edith Lilian Stephens became a widow upon the death of her husband John Alexander 'Jack' Ballantyne.6 
Death*1965 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D22782 (Age 88) [par Westmore STEPHENS & Sarah Janet WALDEN].2 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jun 1909: MR. J. A. BALLANTYNE TO MISS E. L. STEPHENS.
    The wedding of Mr. John Alexander Ballantyne, third son of Mr. James Ballantyne, of "Myamyn," Glenferrie-road, Malvern, and Miss Edith Lilian Stephens, youngest daughter of Mr. Westmore G. Stephens, of "Wolverton," Malvern-road, Toorak, was celebrated on 2nd June at the Armadale Baptist Church by the Rev. Alexander Gordon, M.A.
    The church was decorated by the friends of the bride with white poppies, fern, and palms, and Mr. H. Sumner Martin, LL.B., played suitable hymeneal music. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an Empire dress of white Oriental satin, trimmed with handsome Brussels lace, and carried a bouquet of choice white blooms.
    The bridesmaids were the Misses Margaret Salter, Ruby Rees, and Elsie Reid. They wore Empire gowns of heliotrope cloth and lace, and carried shower bouquets of heliotrope chrysanthemums.
    As the bridal party left the church the Misses Mairs, Luke, and Ruth Stephens (bride's nieces) scattered rose-leaves in their path. The bridegroom's presents to the bridesmaids were amethyst necklets. Mr. James Ballantyne (brother) was best man. The bride's mother wore an Empire gown of handsome grey brocade, trimmed with old lace ; becoming pink and grey bonnet; and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bride's sister came in an Empire gown of grey cloth, relieved with mandarin velvet and lace ; hat of Ottoman silk and mandarin.
    After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, and wedding tea was served in a marquee on the lawn. The bride travelled in a tweed coat and skirt, small, smart hat, and a handsome set of white fox furs. On their return they will reside at "Koomba," Spring-road, Malvern. The presents were numerous and handsome. John Alexander 'Jack' Ballantyne7

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 Jun 1909, p13.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Edith Lillian Ballantyne of Spring Road Malvern Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Gladstone Robert McGowan Engineer and Rose Roberta McGowan Married Woman both of "St Hilary" Hilary Grove Marvern as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6457-291.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth MELBOURNE NORTH."
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 10 Jun 1909, p34
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/176025616
Last Edited7 Nov 2021

John Alexander 'Jack' Ballantyne

M, #3643, b. 1875, d. 3 May 1949
Father*James Ballantyne b. 23 Sep 1839, d. 1 Aug 1920
Mother*Agnes Brodie Clapperton b. 1843, d. 8 Nov 1907
Note* The family of James Ballantyne and Agnes Clapperton, written by Andrew (Keith) Ballantyne ... excerpt ... 4. John Alexander was born October 21st 1874 at North Melbourne and died at Malvern May 3rd 1949. John, or Uncle Jack as we knew him, was a small energetic man, keen on sport; played cricket and baseball in his youth and in later years became a keen bowler. He had a good tenor voice and sang for many years in the choir of the Armadale Baptist Church. The following is taken from the Cyclopedia of Victoria, page 465
“ John Alexander Ballantyne, Dental Surgeon, M.A.C.D. High St., Malvern is a native of Victoria, having been born in North Melbourne in the year 1875, and is the third son of Mr. James Ballantyne, of Malvern. He was educated at the Wesley College, Melbourne, and on the completion of his scholastic career entered into mercantile pursuits, which he followed for some time, and then decided to study for the dental profession. He was with Mr. E. E. Haworth, dentist, of Collins Street, while pursuing his studies at the Dental College, where he obtained the degree of M.A.C.D. in 1900. In the following year he passed the necessary examination before the Dental Board, and commenced the practice of his profession at his present address, high Street, Malvern. He is an enthusiastic cricketer and plays for Malvern in the League contests”.
About 1908 he married Edith Stephens, a wealthy woman, whose family had a drapers shop in Bourke Stret Melbourne. For many years they lived in a large attic house in Spring Road, Malvern, designed and built by my father, George.
After the children grew up, Jack and Edith moved to a smaller house in Wilks Avenue, Malvern. They also owned a small orange grove at Curlwaa NSW on the Murray River. They also had a holiday house called “Glen Leith” at Upper Beaconsfield (in A’Beckett Road.)1 
Anecdote*John Alexander Ballantyne, Dental Surgeon, M.A.C.D., High Street Malvern, is a native of Victoria, having been born in North Melbourne in the year 1875, and is the third son of Mr James Ballantyne, of Malvern. He was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne, and on the completion of his scholastic career entered nto mercantile pursuits, which he followed for some time, and then decided to study for the dental profession. He was with Mr E E Haworth, dentist, of Collins Street, while pursuing his studies at the Dental College, where he obtained the degree M.A.C.D. in 1900. In the following year he passed the necessary examination before the Dental board, and commenced the practice of his profession at his present address, High Street, Malvern. He is an enthusiastic cricketer, and plays for Malvern in the league contest.2 
Birth*1875 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B3619.3 
Marriage*2 Jun 1909 Spouse: Edith Lilian Stephens. Annadale Baptist Church, VIC, Australia, #M4220.4
 
Marriage-Notice*26 Jun 1909BALLANTYNE—STEPHENS.—On the 2nd June, at the Annadale Baptist Church, by the Rev Alex. Gordon, John Alexander, third son of James Ballantyne, of "Myamyn," Malvern, to Edith, youngest daughter of Westmore G. Stephens, of "Woolverton," Toorak. (At home at "Koomba," Spring-road, Malvern, June 30, July 1 and 2).5 
Death*3 May 1949 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D4409 (Age 74) [par James BALLANTYNE & Agnes CLAPPERTON].6 
Death-Notice*6 May 1949BALLANTYNE.—On May 3, at his home, 18 Wilks av., Malvern, John Alexander, beloved husband of Edith, and dearly loved father of Malcolm, Janet, and John, in his 75th year. (Privately interred May 4.)7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Jun 1909: MR. J. A. BALLANTYNE TO MISS E. L. STEPHENS.
    The wedding of Mr. John Alexander Ballantyne, third son of Mr. James Ballantyne, of "Myamyn," Glenferrie-road, Malvern, and Miss Edith Lilian Stephens, youngest daughter of Mr. Westmore G. Stephens, of "Wolverton," Malvern-road, Toorak, was celebrated on 2nd June at the Armadale Baptist Church by the Rev. Alexander Gordon, M.A.
    The church was decorated by the friends of the bride with white poppies, fern, and palms, and Mr. H. Sumner Martin, LL.B., played suitable hymeneal music. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an Empire dress of white Oriental satin, trimmed with handsome Brussels lace, and carried a bouquet of choice white blooms.
    The bridesmaids were the Misses Margaret Salter, Ruby Rees, and Elsie Reid. They wore Empire gowns of heliotrope cloth and lace, and carried shower bouquets of heliotrope chrysanthemums.
    As the bridal party left the church the Misses Mairs, Luke, and Ruth Stephens (bride's nieces) scattered rose-leaves in their path. The bridegroom's presents to the bridesmaids were amethyst necklets. Mr. James Ballantyne (brother) was best man. The bride's mother wore an Empire gown of handsome grey brocade, trimmed with old lace ; becoming pink and grey bonnet; and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bride's sister came in an Empire gown of grey cloth, relieved with mandarin velvet and lace ; hat of Ottoman silk and mandarin.
    After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, and wedding tea was served in a marquee on the lawn. The bride travelled in a tweed coat and skirt, small, smart hat, and a handsome set of white fox furs. On their return they will reside at "Koomba," Spring-road, Malvern. The presents were numerous and handsome. Edith Lilian Stephens8
  • 31 Jan 1939: BLAZE NEAR BERWICK. Homes in Danger.
    BERWICK, Monday. - A week-end home was destroyed and several other properties were endangered by a fire, which broke out shortly after 2 p.m. today near the reservoir, between Beaconsfield and Beaconsfield Upper.
    The fire ran up Walker's Gully toward Upper Beaconsfield. When the wind changed from the north to the west it headed toward Tumuc Valley and valuable orcharding districts. A change to the south about 7 pm helped to quell the intensity of the fire and aided the fighters in bringing it under control.
    The weekend home of Miss D. Rogers and its contents were destroyed, and a shed and a garage on the property of Mr. J. Ballantyne, and a shed on Mr. Ken Hudson's property were also destroyed.
    Strenuous efforts on the part of the fire-fighters saved the homes of Mr. Ballantyne, Dr. Day, Miss O. Bennie, and Mr. K. Hudson. Other houses which were in danger were those of Judge Bevan (the hedge of which caught fire), Mr. V. a'Beckett, Mrs. Renfrey, Mr. Hudson, sen., and Mr. C. R. Walker. Mr. Walker was delivering a lecture in Berwick in aid of the bush-fire appeal when he was called to his home.
    At 10.30 pm the fire was still burning in the timber country east of Beaconsfield Upper, but it is believed that no houses are in immediate danger. The fire was fought by approximately 300 volunteers from Beaconsfield, Upper Beaconsfield, Berwick, Dandenong, and surrounding districts.
    A change of wind to the north or east tomorrow would again make the situation very serious. Ulick Burke A'Beckett Arthur Joseph Day, Judge David John Davies Bevan, Kenneth Boulton Hudson, Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker, Joseph Boulton Hudson, Ida Constance Bennie9

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, ancestry family tree - family history compiled by Keith Ballantyne - see Keith Ballantyne for full history.
  2. [S347] Unknown author, The Cyclopedia of Victoria, p465-466.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 Jun 1909, p13.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth MELBOURNE NORTH."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 6 May 1949, p9
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/22726866
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 10 Jun 1909, p34
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/176025616
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 31 Jan 1939, p2.
Last Edited7 Nov 2021

Gladstone Robert McGowan

M, #3644, b. 1893, d. 29 Jul 1960
Probate (Will)* 574/413. Gladstone Robert McGowan, Barnawartha South, Farmer And Grazier, Date of grant: 3 May 1961 ; Date of death: 29 Jul 1960.1 
Birth*1893 TAS, Australia. 
Marriage*14 Jun 1920 Spouse: Rose Roberta Chapman. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5094.2
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Jul 1920McGOWAN—CHAPMAN. — On the 14th June, 1920, at St. Francis's Church, Melbourne, by Rev. Fr. M. Gleeson. Gladstone Robert, youngest son of R. W. McGowan, Ulverstone, Tasmania, to Rose Roberta, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chapman, "Drozmere," Byron street, St. Kilda.3 
Land-UBeac*19 May 1941 PAK-117. Transfer from Edith Lilian Ballantyne to Gladstone Robert McGowan Rose Roberta McGowan. 19a 3r 29p.4 
Land-UBeac19 Dec 1944 PAK-117, Glen Leith. Transfer from Gladstone Robert McGowan Rose Roberta McGowan to Arthur Joseph Day, Eric Clive Hamlet 'Bully' Taylor, Henry Purcell Scott. 19a 3r 29p.5 
Death*29 Jul 1960 Albury, NSW, Australia, #D24965/1960 (Age 67) [par Robert McGOWAN & Emily] Death registered at Albury - as Gladstone Robert McGOWAN.6,7 

Grave

  • Yackandandah Cemetery, Yackandandah, VIC, Australia6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Apr 1918: TASMANIAN VOLUNTEERS
    The relatives of Corporal Gladstone McGowan, of Ulverstone, were relieved yesterday by receiving a cable from him, despatched on March 21, saying he was leaving for the Engineers' School of Instruction at Newark, Nottingham.
    His has been a varied and exciting experience over since be left his native shores, and has been in ten stunts in France. He is evidently "winning his spurs" in a practical manner, for he qualified as an officer before leaving Australia, and is now successfully climbing the ladder.8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0004, 574/413, VPRS 7591/P0003, 574/413.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 24 Jul 1920, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4594346
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Gladstone Robert McGowan Engineer and Rose Roberta McGowan Married Woman both of "St Hilary" Hilary Grove Marvern as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6457-291.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6457-291 - Arthur Joseph Day of 227 Toorak Road South Yarra Medical Practitioner ; Eric Clive Hamlet Taylor of Melbourne Grammar School Domain Road South Yarra Schoolmaster and Henry Purcell Scott of Whitehall Street Footscray Manager - joint proprietors.
  6. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Yackandandah Cemetery, Yackandandah, Indigo Shire, Victoria, Australia, Plot: Roman Catholic, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149035983
    Grave of Gladstone Robert McGowan (unknown-29 Jul 1960)."
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "MCGOWAN GLADSTONE ROBERT. 24965/1960. ROBERT. EMILY. ALBURY."
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Examiner (Launceston, Tas.), Tue 2 Apr 1918, p6
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/50974033
Last Edited7 Nov 2021

Rose Roberta Chapman

F, #3645, b. 1889, d. 21 Mar 1967
Married NameMcGowan.1 
Birth*1889 
Marriage*14 Jun 1920 Spouse: Gladstone Robert McGowan. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5094.1
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Jul 1920McGOWAN—CHAPMAN. — On the 14th June, 1920, at St. Francis's Church, Melbourne, by Rev. Fr. M. Gleeson. Gladstone Robert, youngest son of R. W. McGowan, Ulverstone, Tasmania, to Rose Roberta, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chapman, "Drozmere," Byron street, St. Kilda.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac19 May 1941 PAK-117. Transfer from Edith Lilian Ballantyne to Gladstone Robert McGowan Rose Roberta McGowan. 19a 3r 29p.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac19 Dec 1944 PAK-117, Glen Leith. Transfer from Gladstone Robert McGowan Rose Roberta McGowan to Arthur Joseph Day, Eric Clive Hamlet 'Bully' Taylor, Henry Purcell Scott. 19a 3r 29p.4 
Widow29 Jul 1960Rose Roberta Chapman became a widow upon the death of her husband Gladstone Robert McGowan.5,6 
Death*21 Mar 1967 Albury, NSW, Australia, #D17434/1967 (Age 78) [par Alexander John & Rosetta Josephine]. as Rose Roberta McGOWAN. Death registered at Albury.7,8 

Grave

  • Yackandandah Cemetery, Yackandandah, VIC, Australia5

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 24 Jul 1920, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4594346
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Gladstone Robert McGowan Engineer and Rose Roberta McGowan Married Woman both of "St Hilary" Hilary Grove Marvern as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6457-291.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6457-291 - Arthur Joseph Day of 227 Toorak Road South Yarra Medical Practitioner ; Eric Clive Hamlet Taylor of Melbourne Grammar School Domain Road South Yarra Schoolmaster and Henry Purcell Scott of Whitehall Street Footscray Manager - joint proprietors.
  5. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Yackandandah Cemetery, Yackandandah, Indigo Shire, Victoria, Australia, Plot: Roman Catholic, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149035983
    Grave of Gladstone Robert McGowan (unknown-29 Jul 1960)."
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "MCGOWAN GLADSTONE ROBERT. 24965/1960. ROBERT. EMILY. ALBURY."
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "MCGOWAN ROSE ROBERTA. 17434/1967. ALEXANDER JOHN. ROSETTA JOSEPHINE. ALBURY."
  8. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Yackandandah Cemetery, Yackandandah, Indigo Shire, Victoria, Australia, Plot: Catholic, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149035989
    Grave of Rose Roberta McGowan (unknown-21 Mar 1967)."
Last Edited7 Nov 2021

William James Richards

M, #3646, b. 1839, d. 23 Jan 1899
Birth*1839 Worcestershire, England. 
Marriage*8 Feb 1880 Spouse: Margaret Letitia Cross. Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M436.1
 
Marriage-Notice*5 Apr 1880RICHARDS-CROSS -On the 8th February, at Berwick, by the Rev D S Lindsay, William James Richards to Margaret Letitia Cross.2 
Land-UBeac*b 1886William James Richards selected land from the Crown. PAK-117. 19a 3r 29p - Land File 811/49. Crown Grant to W. RICHARDS on 25 Oct 1886.3,4 
Land-Note*6 May 1889 PAK-117: Mortgagee: John Oldham - discharged 27 Jun 1889. Mortgagor was William James Richards.5 
Land-Note27 Jun 1889 PAK-117: Mortgagee: John Oldham - discharged 24 Dec 1889. Mortgagor was William James Richards.6 
Land-Note*24 Dec 1889 PAK-117: Mortgagee: Thomas Colles Richard Colles. Foreclosed - 12 Oct 1896. Mortgagor was William James Richards.7 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Richards, Wm. contractor.8 
Land-UBeac*12 Oct 1896 PAK-117. Transfer from William James Richards to Thomas Colles. 19a 3r 29p.9,10 
Death*23 Jan 1899 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D412 (Age 60) [par unknown] - indexed as RICHARD.11,12 
Probate (Will)* William J Richards. Farmer. Beaconsfield. 23 Jan 1899. 72/608.13 

Grave

  • 4-269-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia14

Family

Margaret Letitia Cross b. 1854, d. 11 Aug 1926
Children 1.Letitia Cross Beechworth Richards b. 2 Dec 1881, d. 26 Dec 1951
 2.Jeannie Curtis Richards b. 13 Sep 1883, d. 5 Mar 1897
 3.Mildred Richards b. 8 Jul 1885, d. 25 Apr 1961
 4.Frances Ada Richards b. 30 Sep 1887, d. 1967
 5.Alexander Henry 'Paddy' Richards b. 15 Nov 1887, d. 28 Jul 1952

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 Apr 1880, p1.
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3905     
    811/49 WILLIAM RICHARDS PAKENHAM 117 19--3--29. 1877 - 1888.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1996-187 - William Richards of Beaconsfield Farmer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1996-187 - Mortgagee John Oldham - discharged 27 Jun 1889.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1996-187 - Mortgagee John Oldham - discharged 24 Dec 1889.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1996-187 - Mortgagees Richard Colles and Thomas Colles - foreclosed 12 Oct 1896.
  8. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1996-187 - Mortgagees Richard Colles and Thomas Colles - foreclosed 12 Oct 1896 - C/T 2628-419 (Property transferred to Thomas Colles only).
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Thomas Colles of St James Buildings William Street Melbourne Solicitor.
  11. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  12. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "indexed as RICHARD Wm."
  13. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 925; VPRS 28/P2, unit 523
    Files not digitised online.
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-269-A     Richards William M 24/01/1899     327.
Last Edited26 Feb 2020

David Edmund Stodart

M, #3647, b. 1846, d. 7 May 1916
Probate (Will)* David E Stodart. Esquire. Toorak. 7 May 1916. 144/242.1      
Birth*1846 Colac, VIC, Australia, #B8112 [par David Edmond STODDART & Margaret MURRAY] - indexed as STODDART.2 
Marriage*8 May 1878 Spouse: Flora Matilda Willis. All Saints' Church, Geelong, VIC, Australia, #M1477.3
 
Marriage-Notice*13 May 1878STODART—WILLIS.—On the 8th inst., at All Saints' Church, Geelong, by the Rev. G. W. Torrance, M. A., David Edmund Stodart, jun., to Flora Matilda, daughter of Charles Willis, of Geelong.4 
Land-UBeac*16 May 1912 PAK-117. Transfer from Thomas Colles to David Edmund Stodart. 19a 3r 29p.5 
Land-Note*11 Oct 1912 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part): Mortgagee: David Edmund Stodart. Discharged 10 Oct 1919. The loan on mortgage was to the value of £300.. Mortgagor was Arthur William 'Boss' Shorthouse.6,7 
Land-UBeac*13 May 1915 PAK-117. Transfer from David Edmund Stodart to Ethel Violet Gowan. 19a 3r 29p.8 
Death*7 May 1916 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D4166 (Age 70) [par David Edmund STODART & Margaret Stuart MURRAY].9 
Death-Notice*8 May 1916STODART. -On the 7th May, at "Nerinnan," St. George's road, Toorak, David Edmund Stodart, aged 70 years. No flowers by request.
STODART.-The funeral of the late DAVID EDMUND STODART will leave "Nerinnan," St George's-road, Toorak, THIS DAY (Tuesday, the 9th inst), at 2.30 p.m., for the Brighton Cemetery (per motor service).10 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Nov 1914: Houses and land for sale. BEACONSFIELD UPPER. Charming country HUME, "Glenleith," 14 rooms with 20 acres Land; or to Let. Forrester, 15 Queen st.11
  • 9 May 1916: The many friends of Mr. D. E. Stodart, formerly owner of Mooramong Station, near Skipton, will regret to hear of his death, which occurred at his residence, St. George's road, Toorak, on Sunday, Mr. Stodart, who was the son of the late Dr. Stodart, was educated at the Geelong College, which he entered on the opening day in 1861. In those days Geelong College was conducted at Knowle House, in Skene street. Mr. Stodart had a great deal of experience in pastoral matters, especially in the Western district and at Mansfield. He retired from station life some time ago, and has since resided in Melbourne. Three of Mr. Stodart's sons have seen active service in the present war.12
  • 12 Aug 1916: David Edmund Stodart, late of St. George's road, Toorak. left estate in Victoria valued at £19,621, and estate in New South Wales valued at £16,176.13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 621; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 543.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "reg Geelong."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "David born Colac; Flora born Geelong."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 13 May 1878, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5932215
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - David Edmund Stodart of "Nerinnan" Saint Georges Road Toorak Gentleman.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1926-123 - Mortgage No 311656 - discharged 10 Oct 1919.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), David E Stodart. Esquire. Toorak. 7 May 1916. 144/242. Lists mortgage in VPRS 28/P3, unit 621;.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Ethel Violet Gowan of Burke Road East Malvern Married Woman.
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 May 1916, p1 + 9 May 1916, p1 (funeral notice).
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 11 Nov 1914, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10816703
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 9 May 1916, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2096998
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), 12 Aug 1916, p24.
Last Edited7 Nov 2021

Ethel Violet Frith

F, #3648, b. 1877, d. 3 Jun 1954
Married NameGowan.1 
Birth*1877 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B8698/1877 (par Frederick FRITH & Emily Clara DEAN) - as Ethel Violet FRITH.2 
Marriage*11 Oct 1899 Spouse: Byram Rutter Gowan. St Alban's Church, Armadale, VIC, Australia, #M6503.1
 
Marriage-Notice*4 Nov 1899GOWAN—FRITH.—On the 11th October, at St. Alban's Church, Armadale, by the Rev. B. Newport White, M.A., Byram Rutter, second son of the late John D. Gowan, "Byram," Prince's-street, St. Kilda, to Ethel Violet, only daughter of Frederick Frith, "Remuera," Armadale.3 
Land-UBeac*13 May 1915 PAK-117. Transfer from David Edmund Stodart to Ethel Violet Gowan. 19a 3r 29p.4 
Land-UBeac*25 Aug 1920 PAK-117. Transfer from Ethel Violet Gowan to Edith Lilian Ballantyne. 19a 3r 29p.5 
Death*3 Jun 1954 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D6137/1954 (Age 77) (par Frederick FRITH & Emily DEAN) - as Ethel Violet GOWAN.6 
Death-Notice*5 Jun 1954GOWAN Ethel Violet. — On June 3, at her home, dearly beloved wife of Byram Rutter Gowan.
(Privately cremated June 4.)
GOWAN, Ethel Violet. — On June 3, loving mother of Gwendolin (deceased), Byram, John, Lesley (Mrs J. S. Hunt), and Richard.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Dec 1919: HOUSES AND LAND TO LET. BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Furn. roomy Home, with 20 acres to Let, 1st January. Gowan, 108 Queen st.8
  • 27 Aug 1937: WILL CASE SETTLED. Provision For Unborn.
    Provision for the possibility of grandchildren yet unborn was made in a settlement of a will case approved in the First Civil Court today by Mr Justice Lowe.
    The settlement also made provision for minors now interested in the estate of the late Mrs Emily Clare Frith, of Finch Street, East Malvern.
    Mrs Frith died on May 20, aged 82, leaving an estate valued at £7800. Objection to granting of probate was taken by Lilian Jean Frith, of Balcombe Road, Black Rock, a grand-daughter.
    By the settlement, Miss Frith withdrew the caveat against probate. Miss Frith and her brother, John Frederick Frith, a minor, will receive about £1650 each from the residue of the estate.
    The balance of the residue will be divided into six parts, of which four parts are to be divided between the children of Mrs Ethel Gowan, 60, a daughter of the testatrix.
    Mr Eugene Gorman. K.C., (for Miss Frith) said that Mrs Gowan's four children would share £1333 in equal parts.
    Mrs Gowan had agreed to forgo £1000 out of a legacy bequeathed to her, which would be divided in equal shares among Thomas Dean Frith, 56, Percival Flinders Frith, 57, John Frederick Frith, and Lilian Jean Frith.
    Right Disclaimed
    Mrs Gowan and her children disclaimed any right to receive income during the life of Thomas or Percival. On their deaths any future grandchildren of testatrix would share equally in the residue to which they were entitled under the will.
    Mr Justice Lowe granted probate and directed that all costs should be paid out of the estate.
    Mr Eugene Gorman, K.C.. and Mr H. A. Winneke (instructed by Messrs Madden, Butler, Elder and Graham) appeared for Miss Frith; and Dr. E. G. Coppel and Mr R. M. Eggleston (by Messrs Eggleston, Eggleston, and Lee) for the Equity Trustees.
    Executors and Agency Co. Ltd., propounders of the will.9

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B8698/1877 (par Frederick FRITH & Emily Clara DEAN) - as Ethel Violet FRITH, Birth registered at Emerald H, Australia."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 4 Nov 1899, p9
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9036585
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Ethel Violet Gowan of Burke Road East Malvern Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Edith Lillian Ballantyne of Spring Road Malvern Married Woman.
  6. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D6137/1954 (Age 77) (par Frederick FRITH & Emily DEAN) - as Ethel Violet GOWAN, born Albert Park. Death registered at Malvern East, Australia."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 5 Jun 1954, p17
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23419469
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 26 Dec 1919, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4630629
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 27 Aug 1937, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244557097
Last Edited7 Nov 2021

Byram Rutter Gowan

M, #3651, b. 1876, d. 1958
Birth*1876 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B12473/1876 (par John Denovan GOWAN & Helen LONG) - as Bryan Rutter GOWAN.1 
Marriage*11 Oct 1899 Spouse: Ethel Violet Frith. St Alban's Church, Armadale, VIC, Australia, #M6503.2
 
Marriage-Notice*4 Nov 1899GOWAN—FRITH.—On the 11th October, at St. Alban's Church, Armadale, by the Rev. B. Newport White, M.A., Byram Rutter, second son of the late John D. Gowan, "Byram," Prince's-street, St. Kilda, to Ethel Violet, only daughter of Frederick Frith, "Remuera," Armadale.3 
Widower3 Jun 1954Byram Rutter Gowan became a widower upon the death of his wife Ethel Violet Frith.4 
Death*1958 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D480/1958 (Age 80) (par John Donovan GOWAN & Helen LONG) - as Byram Rutter GOWAN.5 

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B12473/1876 (par John Denovan GOWAN & Helen LONG) - as Bryan Rutter GOWAN, Birth registered at St Ki, Australia."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 4 Nov 1899, p9
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9036585
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D6137/1954 (Age 77) (par Frederick FRITH & Emily DEAN) - as Ethel Violet GOWAN, born Albert Park. Death registered at Malvern East, Australia."
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D480/1958 (Age 80) (par John Donovan GOWAN & Helen LONG) - as Byram Rutter GOWAN, born St Kilda. Death registered at Malvern East, Australia."
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Dorothy Alma Rogers

F, #3660, b. 1892, d. 24 May 1952
Birth*1892 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B8250 [par Charles Frederick Alma ROGERS & Elizabeth Edwards HENDY].1 
Land-UBeac*12 Apr 1938 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 38 part), 5 Armstrong Road. Transfer from Edith Madeline C McConachie Mabel Aileen Wilson to Dorothy Alma Rogers.2,3 
Death*24 May 1952 East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D5836 (age 60) [par Charles Frederick Alma ROGERS & Elizabeth Edward HENDY] - as ROGERS.4 
Death-Notice*26 May 1952ROGERS.—On May 24 at her residence, 235 Alma road, East St Kilda, Dorothy Alma, beloved daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Rogers and loved sister of Ethel (deceased), Edith (deceased), Neville (deceased), Vera and Stanley.
ROGERS - The Funeral of the late Miss DOROTHY ALMA ROGERS will leave All Saints Church Chapel street East St Kilda THIS DAY (Monday May 26) after a service commencing at 1.30 p.m., for the Brighton Cemetery.
DRAYTON & GARSON U1228.5 
Land-Note*25 Nov 1952 Dorothy Alma Rogers died on 24 May 1952. Probate of her will has been grated to Clive Ernest Taylor of 38 Fuchsia Street Blackburn Manufacturer's Agent.6 
Land-UBeac*28 Nov 1952 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 38 part), 5 Armstrong Road. Transfer from Dorothy Alma Rogers to Geoffrey Ronald Herbert Enid Merle Herbert.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Oct 1947: Ecclesiastical Art
    In connection with the centenary of the Church of England an exhibition of ecclesiastical art will be held in the Lower Hall of the Melbourne Town Hall from November 18 to 21. Miss Dorothy Rogers, 235 Alma rd, East St Kilda, who is honorary secretary, said that the committee would be glad to know of any objects of ecclesiastical art which owners or custodians in Victoria would like to submit to the selection committee of experts with a view to having them exhibited.8

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5023-533 - Dorothy Alma Rogers of 235 Alma Road East St Kilda Spinster.
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 rate payer 1941/2.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 May 1952, p11.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5023-553 - Dorothy Alma Rogers died on 24 May 1952. Probate of her will has been grated to Clive Ernest Taylor of 38 Fuchsia Street Blackburn Manufacturer's Agent.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5023-553 - Geoffrey Ronald Herbert Solicitor, and Enid Merle Herbert, Married Woman both of 11 Ardayne Street Black Rock - joint proprietors.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Oct 1947, p44.
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