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 - Argus 1 Aug 1932, p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 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 - Argus 21 Dec 1925, p1.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Dec 1925, p21.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 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 - Argus 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 - Argus 14 Jan 1899, p1.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 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 Edited6 Jan 2018

Edward Allott Hardy

M, #3638, b. Mar 1858, d. 14 Mar 1930
Birth*Mar 1858 Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England, Mar Q [Radford] 7b 172.1  
Land-Note*14 Dec 1894 GEM-D-21: Mortgagee: Jane Ellen 'Jeannie Ellen' Anderson Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 4 Oct 1897.2 
Land-Note*28 Nov 1895 GEM-E-10B: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Mortgage No 168245. Discharged 22 Jun 1896. Mortgagor was Letitia Rawlins.3 
Land-Note*13 Dec 1915 GEM-C-73 (part): Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 14 May 1924. Mortgagor was Richard Simmons.4 
Land-UBeac*4 Aug 1916 GEM-E-3D. Transfer from Sophie Mary Souter to Edward Allott Hardy. 116a 1r 31p.5 
Land-Note*13 Oct 1916 GEM-D-6: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 8 Sep 1920. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.6 
Land-Note*29 Aug 1917 Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. F C MARTIN obtained a mortgage from Edward Allott HARDY, discharged when property sold. Martin also appears to have taken over an existing mortgage that Ramage and Ahern had obtained from Alexander Fraser, Thomas Roberts Burrows, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock, which had been on the property since 21 July 1915. Also discharged in 1925.7 
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.8 
Land-Note*12 May 1919 GEM-C-73 (part): Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 14 May 1924. Mortgagor was Harold James Matheson Osborn.9 
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 - 1923.10 
Land-Note17 Aug 1923 PAK-74 l/p 5014 (part) 600245 + 687884: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Mortgage No 471340 - discharged 10 Oct 1947. Mortgagor was George Wilson Martin.11 
Land-UBeac*19 Jun 1926 GEM-E-3D. Transfer from Edward Allott Hardy to Percy Sharples Cowper. 116a 1r 31p.12,13 
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 1941.14 
Death*14 Mar 1930 Coburg, VIC, Australia, #D1023 (age 69) [par unknown].15 
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.16 
Land-Note*17 Jul 1930 PAK-118: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Discharged 16 Jul 1937. Mortgagor was James Paxton.17 
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.18 

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;19

bt 1919 - 192412 Canterbury Road, Balaclava, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means.20,21

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.22
  • 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.23
  • 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. 649,290.24
  • 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.25

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "parents married Mar Q 1857 Scarborough."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2424-735 - Mortgage No 161816 - discharged 4 Oct 1897.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Mortgage No 168245 - discharged 22 Jun 1896.
  4. [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.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Edward Allott Hardy of 10 Simpson Street East Melbourne Gentleman.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3639-656.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3355-996 + C/T 3613-418 - Mortgage No 471340 - discharged 10 Oct 1947.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Percy Sharples Cowper of Emerald Orchardist.
  13. [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.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3886-190 & 191 - C/T 5196-084.
  15. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Mar 1930, p17.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3535-953 - Mortgage discharged 16 Jul 1937.
  18. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966.
  19. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG11; Piece: 3350; Folio: 56; Page: 32; GSU roll: 1341799."
  20. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  21. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - Advertiser (Hurstbridge) 3 Aug 1923, p3.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - Advertiser (Hurstbridge) 10 Oct 1924, p3.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Nov 1930, p2.
  25. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Thu 6 Jul 1933, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201300930."
Last Edited20 May 2020

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
 
Land-UBeac*25 Aug 1920 PAK-117. Transfer from Ethel Violet Gowan to Edith Lilian Ballantyne. 19a 3r 29p.3 
Land-UBeac*19 May 1941 PAK-117. Transfer from Edith Lilian Ballantyne to Gladstone Robert McGowan Rose Roberta McGowan. 19a 3r 29p.4 
Widow3 May 1949Edith Lilian Stephens became a widow upon the death of her husband John Alexander 'Jack' Ballantyne.5 
Death*1965 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D22782 (Age 88) [par Westmore STEPHENS & Sarah Janet WALDEN].2 

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. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Edith Lillian Ballantyne of Spring Road Malvern Married Woman.
  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. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth MELBOURNE NORTH."
Last Edited3 Apr 2016

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 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 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.7

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 Cyclodedia 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 - Argus 26 Jun 1909, p13.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth MELBOURNE NORTH."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Jan 1939 p2.
Last Edited14 Oct 2017

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 - Argus 5 Apr 1880, p1.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; 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

  • 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.11
  • 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 £16,176.12

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 - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 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 - Argus 8 May 1916, p1 + 9 May 1916, p1 (funeral notice).
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 9 May 1916, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2096998
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 12 Aug 1916, p24.
Last Edited29 Jun 2018

Ethel Violet Frith

F, #3648
Married NameGowan.1 
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Byram Rutter Gowan. VIC, Australia, #M6503.1
 
Land-UBeac*13 May 1915 PAK-117. Transfer from David Edmund Stodart to Ethel Violet Gowan. 19a 3r 29p.2 
Land-UBeac*25 Aug 1920 PAK-117. Transfer from Ethel Violet Gowan to Edith Lilian Ballantyne. 19a 3r 29p.3 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Ethel Violet Gowan of Burke Road East Malvern Married Woman.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2628-419 - Edith Lillian Ballantyne of Spring Road Malvern Married Woman.
Last Edited29 Jun 2018

Byram Rutter Gowan

M, #3651
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Ethel Violet Frith. VIC, Australia, #M6503.1
 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
Last Edited3 Apr 2016

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

  • 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.8
  • 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.9

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 - Argus 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 - Argus 31 Jan 1939 p2.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Oct 1947, p44.
Last Edited7 Apr 2016
 

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.