Ruth Edna Maguire

F, #3691, b. 1916, d. 16 Feb 2006
Probate (Will)* RUTH EDNA MAGUIRE. RTD HEADMISTRESS. BRIGHTON. 16 Feb 2006. 1267562.1 
Birth*1916 TAS, Australia.2 
Note*1950 Bachelor of Arts in 1950. 
Land-UBeac*9 Oct 1968 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 38 part), 5 Armstrong Road. Transfer from Dennis Claude Buckley Eileen Doris Buckley to Ruth Edna Maguire.3 
RSL*bt 1981 - 1983Officebearer of the RSL Secretary.4 
Village Bell*Mar 1981The article reads: LETTER TO THE EDITOR.......Re Place Name and Logo - Miss Maguire of Armstrong Road writes:- "I would like to add my support for the retention of Upper Beaconsfield for the following reasons:-
1.     It seems a pity to drop a name that has been in long and common usage.
2.     It is common practice of the English language to preface the noun with the adjective, not vice versa.
3.     While it is noted that Australia Post lists the village as Beaconsfield Upper, a perusal of Post Codes reveals that it is more common to place the adjective first, e.g. Upper Pakenham, Lower Templestowe."
Miss Maguire further writes:-
"On reading the apologia or article on village place names, I wish to ask three questions and make one observation -
Q. 1. What is wrong with the use of 'place name'?
Q. 2. Is the use of 'logo' just another sign of the intellectual snobbery which is so much a mark of our times?
Q. 3. What is wrong with our language which is very expressive when used simply?
Observation: The sign itself is too large, the wrong colour and generally unpleasing to the eye. The old black and white sign was much more acceptable."5 
Death*16 Feb 2006 VIC, Australia, Age 89. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1968St Margaret's School, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher.6
bt 1972 - 197727 Gloucester Avenue, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher.7,8
1980Armstrong Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Jun 2006, Re: RUTH EDNA MAGUIRE, late of Room 27, Elanora Aged Care Facility, Mair Street, Brighton, Victoria, retired headmistress, deceased.
    Creditors, next-of-kin and others having claims in respect of the estate of the deceased, who died on 16 February 2006, are required by the trustee, William McKenzie Cleland, to send particulars to the trustee care of the undermentioned solicitors by 1 August 2006, after which date the trustee may convey or distribute the assets, having regard only to the claims of which the trustee has notice.
    WHITE CLELAND PTY, solicitors, Level 3, 454 Nepean Highway, Frankston 3199.10

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P36, unit 187.
  2. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "Dennison Tasmania 1943 & 1949, Victoria after that."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5023-553 - Ruth Edna Maguire of St Margaret's Girls School Gloucester Avenue Berwick.
  4. [S69] Exhibit / Memorial Board, unknown date "unknown cd."
  5. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "017-1981, p4."
  6. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  7. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  8. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  9. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette, 1 Jun 2006, p1025.
Last Edited18 Apr 2016

Samuel William Tetley

M, #3706, b. Jun 1884, d. 21 Sep 1973
Birth*Jun 1884 Small Heath, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Jun Q [Aston] 6d 303.1,2 
Note*1911 Samuel William Tetley emigrated on 15 September 1911; Mr S.W. Tetley, is listed as a passenger aboard the Orsova which left London for Sydney, Australia on 15 September 1910.
Passenger Lists, Find my Past: Recorded on page 19 of 24.3 
Marriage*1912 Spouse: Ethel May Irene Ladwig. VIC, Australia, #M7155.4
 
Divorce*1925 #1925/237.5 
Marriage*15 Aug 1931 Spouse: Kathleen Mary James. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M6371.6
 
Divorce*1934 #1934/205.5 
Marriage*1934 Spouse: Valerie Cicely Florence Eastwood. VIC, Australia, #M9068.6
 
Land-UBeac*12 Aug 1937 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from Alice Emily Brunton to Samuel William Tetley. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p
ratebook states transfer per 5 Jul 1934.7 
Land-Note*12 Aug 1937 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6): Mortgagee: Samuel William Tetley took out a number of mortgages from: 13 Aug 1937—Edward George Hourigan, Francis Valentine Arthur Hourigan and Alice Frances Gordon Collins discharged 12 Nov 1937.
12 Nov 1937—The Queensland National Bank Limited discharged 25 Jun 1942.
25 Jun 1942&21 Jun 1943—Lydia Mary Gale discharged 28 Aug 1945.
1 Dec 1943—Albert Ernest Uebergang discharged 28 Aug 1945.. Mortgagor was Samuel William Tetley.8 
Land-UBeac*28 Aug 1945 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from Samuel William Tetley to Gordon Nugent Ayrey. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p.9 
Land-UBeac*23 Oct 1945 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 22.23). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan to Samuel William Tetley.10 
Land-UBeac*10 May 1946 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 22.23). Transfer from Samuel William Tetley to William George Morgan Bassett Isabella Bassett.11 
Death*21 Sep 1973 Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #D23693 (age 89) [par William TETLEY & Elizabeth L GARDINER].1 
Death-Notice*24 Sep 1973TETLEY, Samuel William.-My dear dad, in his 90th year, 21.9.73.
—Dorothy (Mrs Barnes), grandfather of Mike, Vikki, Edwin and Gabbie.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: importer. With Valerie Cicely Florence Tetley.13
1949Alfred Street, Caloundra, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: no occ.. With Valerie Cicely Florence Tetley.14
1954Alfred Street, Caloundra, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: no occ.15
195874 Denbigh Street, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occ.16
bt 1963 - 197214 Crewe Road, Oakleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.17,18,19

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, CASSIA, WALL NICHE SINGLE, WALL ZE NICHE 41420

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Feb 1923, MOTOR PROSECUTIONS. Old Car's Unexpected Speed.
    Samuel W. Tetley, of. Wright's lane, Melbourne, was charged in the South Melbourne court on Tuesday, with having driven a motor-car at a dangerous speed. Messrs. Baragwanath, Farr, and Alkemade, J.P.'s, occupied the bench.
    Evidence was given that while driving his motor-car along St Kilda road on December 13, Tetley covered a measured distance in a time, which showed that his speed was 29 miles an hour.
    Tetley declared that his car was a very old machine, and he did not think that it was capable of attaining such a speed.
    Tetley was fined £2.21
  • 15 Sep 1924, Ethel May Irene Tetley, aged 36 years, of Park street, South Yarra, was granted a decree nisi for the dissolution of her marriage with Samuel William Tetley, aged 41 years, of Wright's lane, Melbourne, indentor, on the ground of misconduct.22
  • 28 Aug 1929, DEED OF ASSIGNMENT.
    Samuel William Tetley, of Potter Street Hawthorn, and Daisy Lillian Ladwig, of Williams road, Prahran, trading as Samuel W Tetley and Company, at Hardware street, Melbourne hardware merchants, have assigned their estate for their benefit of their creditors. Mr Martin R M Smith has been appointed trustee. The estimated liabilities are £7,641/18/, and the estimated amount of property is £4,557/7/9. Tetley's estimated separate liabilities are shown as £730/12/, and there is no property. Miss Ladwig has no liabilities, and the estimated amount of her separate property is shown as £120.23
  • 15 Jun 1934, DIVORCE DECREES GRANTED
    Kathleen Mary Tetley aged 29 years of Liddiard street Glenferrie from Samuel William Tetley aged 40 years Importer, of Post office place, Melbourne, on the ground of misconduct. The parties were married on August 15 1931 at Melbourne.24
  • 26 Sep 1945, COUNTRY AUCTIONS: SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 29. At Half-past Twelve O'clock. At Packing Shed, Upper Beaconsfield (Op. Store).
    AUCTION SALE Of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS. R. B. BROOKS & Co. have been Favoured with Instruc- tions from Mr. S. W. TETLEY, Who has Sold His Property and Leaving the District, to SELL on the Above Date the Whole of his HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & EFFECTS, Consisting of Auto Tray, Chairs, Kitchen Safe, Dog Kennels, Kero. Stove, Vert. Engine, 5-h.p; Large Planks (Builder's and Decorator's), Large Vice, Blacksmith's Anvil, (Heavy), Blower and Forge, Block and Tackle (Carry 30cwt.), Block and Tackle Rope, 5cwt.: Grindstone. Skids. Set Spring-cart Harness, Small Scales and Weights. S.F. Plough, Wheelbarrow, Stretcher. 3ft.: Bedstead. 4ft; Overmantels. Chiffonier. Wooden Cot. Aeroplane Tank. Clothes Horses. Firescreen. Buffet (Dining-room) Blackwood Din. Table. Cane Lounges Cane Armchairs, Dressmaker's Model, Large Armchair. Brass Oil Lamp. Stand with Lamp. Large Kitchen Dresser. Primus Stove. Kal. Safe. Large Safe, Cedar Table, Kitchen Table. 3-piece Lounge Suite, Hall Table. Large Cedar Table, Large Wardrobe, Chest of Drawers. Dressing Table, Felt Carpet, 7-valve Wireless Set, Kitchen Table. Meat Safe, Mirrors. Books, Sundries, &c. Sale Starts at Half-past Twelve O'Clork. TERMS: Cash.
    R. B. BROOKS & Co., auctioneers and stock agents. Dandenong. Phone 11.25

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~janej/…
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Divorce Index.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149 - Alice Emily Brown to Samuel William Tetley of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149 - Samuel William Tetley to Gordon Nugent Ayrey of 46 Washington Street Toorak Flight Lieutenant Royal Australian Air Force.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2879-675 - Samuel William Tetley of Upper Beaconsfield Real Estate Agent.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2879-675 - William George Morgan Bassett Grocer and Isabel Bassett Married Woman both of Woodside Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  12. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 24 Sep 1973, p16.
  13. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  14. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  15. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  16. [S158] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1958.
  17. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  18. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  19. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  20. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Feb 1923, p9.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Sep 1925, p4.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Aug 1929, p4.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Jun 1934, p3.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Sep 1945, p13.
Last Edited1 Dec 2018

Walter Fergus Robinson

M, #3707, b. 1876, d. 29 Jan 1958
Probate (Will)* Walter F Robinson. Gent. Beaconsfield. 29 Jan 1958. 526/937.1 
Note* ROBINSON>, Fergus. Event Family History 1979 Publication
Source: Leask's genealogical guide to some Australian families, their antecedents and genealogies.
Author/compiler: Leask, Brian Chalmers.
p./no. 528
GSV library location: 994.092 LEA. 
Note* Helen Corlett Goff Helen Corlett GOFF had an interest in Walter F Robinson's estate of $1,923.26. 
Birth*1876 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B16791.2 
Land-UBeac*17 May 1913 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 37 St Georges Road. Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Walter Fergus Robinson. 3a 1r 17p.3 
Land-UBeac*2 Jun 1933 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Alice Emily Brown to Walter Fergus Robinson. 8a 1r 3p.4 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1953 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Walter Fergus Robinson to Robert James Lionel Funnell. 5a (long stretch - going from St Georges Road to Lot 8 - now 23+25 St Georges road.)5 
Residence*b 1958 Tirohanga, St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death*29 Jan 1958 Moorabbin, VIC, Australia, #D1333 (Age 81) [par Edward Gayne ROBINSON & Elizabeth GREER].6 
Death-Notice*30 Jan 1958ROBINSON.—The Funeral of the late WALTER FERGUS ROBINSON will arrive at the St Kilda Cemetery, TOMORROW, at 2 p.m.7 
Land-Note*4 Sep 1958 Walter Fergus Robinson died on 29th January 1958. Probate of his will has been granted to the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.8 
Land-UBeac*30 Sep 1958 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Walter Fergus Robinson to Susan Lily Menz Albert Neil Fisher. 3a 1r 3p.9 
Land-UBeac*29 Sep 1959 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 37 St Georges Road. Transfer from Walter Fergus Robinson to David McDonald Elizabeth Bessie McDonald. 3a 1r 17p.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: accountant.11

Grave

  • Other Denominations, Compartment A, Grave 41, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, buried with Henry Greer Robinson 19.7.1943 & Thomas Goodbody Robinson 4.8.194412

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Nov 1880, Death of father: ROBINSON.—On the 11th inst., Edward Gayner Robinson, of Tirohanga, Auburn-road, Hawthorn (late of the firm of Brooks, Robinson, and Co.), in his 50th year. (Per telegram from London.)13
  • 18 Apr 1931, Death of mother: ROBINSON-On the 17th April, at Neerim South, Elizabeth, widow of the late Edward Gayner Robinson, late of Brooks, Robinson, and Co., and loving mother of Henry Greer, Thomas Goodbody, and Walter Fergus, in her 93rd year, late of Lock Valley, Noojee.14
  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.15
  • 23 May 1958, Trustees' Realising Auction of Tirohanga, St Georges Road - see image16

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1578; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 208.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2080-806 - The Commercial Bank to Walter Fergus Robinson of 396 Little Collins Street Melbourne Clerk - C/T 3695-989.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4112-326 - Alice Emily Brown to Walter Fergus Robinson of 229 Williams road Hawksburn Accountant.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4112-326 - Walter Fergus Robinson to Robert James Lionel Funnell of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Driver - C/T 7999-085.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 30 Jan 1958, p13 (only funeral notice found).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3695-989 - Walter Fergus Robinson died on 29th January 1958. Probate of his will has been granted to the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4112-326 - Estate Walter Fergus Robinson to Susan Lily Fisher, Married Woman and Albert Neil Fisher, Nurseryman both of Newport Road Clayton - joint proprietors - C/T 8209-622.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3695-989 - Estate of Walter Fergus Robinson to David McDonald Caretaker and Elizabeth McDonald both of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors
    on 6 Oct 1969 title cancelled replaced with C/T 8810-702.
  11. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  12. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Nov 1880, p1.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Apr 1931, p13.
  15. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
  16. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "23 May 1958."
Last Edited20 Sep 2017

Trevor Basil Kilvington

M, #3711, b. 26 Sep 1906, d. 13 Nov 1977
Trevor Basil KILVINGTON
(1906-1977)
Note* UTR7.188 - TREVOR BASIL KILVINGTON BEQUEST. Recitals-
A. Trevor Basil Kilvington, late of "Cronton", 9 Inglis Road, Berwick in the State of Victoria, who died on 13 November, 1977, bequeathed his residuary estate to the University, subject to the life interest of his widow which was extinguished by her death on 14 October 1992. The bequest is directed to be held-
"UPON TRUST absolutely for the MEDICAL SCHOOL of THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE in the said State of Victoria for research into the still unsolved problems associated with pregnancy particularly the causes of hypertension eclampsia and renal dysfunction AND I DECLARE that the receipt of the Registrar Secretary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said University shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.".
B. The University received $634,513 in satisfaction of the bequest.
It is provided as follows-
1. The sum of $634,513 and any accumulations and additions to the sum forms a fund called the "Trevor Basil Kilvington Bequest" ("the fund") and the fund must be paid into an investment pool and remain there until the Council directs otherwise.
2. The net annual income of the fund must be applied, on the recommendation of the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences ("the faculty"), for research into the still unsolved problems associated with pregnancy, particularly the causes of hypertension, eclampsia and renal dysfunction.
3. The Council may, on the recommendation of the faculty, direct that the capital of the fund be resorted to for the purpose referred to above.
[Revoked as a Regulation and certified as a University trust record 26/5/10]1 
Birth*26 Sep 1906 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*7 Feb 1933 Spouse: Gwendolyn Marjorie Cheney. Methodist Church, Canterbury, VIC, Australia, #M2575.2
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Mar 1933MARRIAGE.
KILVINGTON-CHENEY - On the 7th February at the Methodist Church Canterbury, Trevor, son of Dr and Mrs Basil Kilvington to Gwendolyn Marjorie, daughter of Mr and Mrs S A Cheney. At home, Thursday April 6 and Friday, April 7 at 95 Kooyongkoot road Hawthorn.3 
Correspondence9 Feb 1948 Sydney Albert Cheney Beaconhills Committee Meeting Minutes 9 Feb 1948: Letter from S. A. Cheney dated 27th January, advising that his son-in-law, T. B. Kilvington, had purchased a property adjoining the links, and requesting permission to take electric wires across the Club's property, for the purpose of having the electric light connected to his property. It was decided to refer this matter to the Architect for his opinion.4 
Land-Note*14 Feb 1948 GEM-D-71A: From 14 Feb 1948 - 316a 2 Houses NAV165.5 
Land-UBeac*21 Feb 1948 GEM-D-71A (part). Transfer from Henry George Collins to Trevor Basil Kilvington. 316a 32p.6 
Note3 Jul 1948 Samuel McMahon Wadham Collection, Series 1: Correspondence K-M
1/2/11/23a Kilvington, Trevor, Linden Farm, Upper Beaconsfield, 3 July 1948.7 
Correspondence18 Aug 1948 Sydney Albert Cheney Beaconhills Committee Meeting Minutes CHENEY-KILVINGTON. Letter from Mr. S. A. Cheney dated 16th August was read to the meeting and received. The president is to see the State Electricity Commission and if unsatisfactory results, the matter to be placed before the members of the club.8 
Land-UBeac29 Aug 1949 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from Gordon Nugent Ayrey to Trevor Basil Kilvington. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p.9 
Land-UBeac*22 Mar 1950 GEM-D-71A (part). Transfer from Trevor Basil Kilvington to Raymond Harry Evans. 316a 32p - bought the property for £6000 on 27 Jul 1949.10,11 
Land-UBeac*15 Sep 1950 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (pt Lot 4). Transfer from Sidney James Bowman to Trevor Basil Kilvington.12 
Land-Note1954 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7): 1954 NAV £208 - 1961 NAV £245.5 
Land-UBeac25 May 1962 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (Lots 5.6.pt7). Transfer from Trevor Basil Kilvington to Victor Leslie Fankhauser. 10a 2r 12p + 5a 2r 0p
£10,500.13 
Land-NoteOct 1962 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (pt Lot 4): l/p 56491 subdivided into two blocks Lot 1 (11 St Georges Road) and lot 2 (13 St Georges Road.)14 
Land-UBeac*19 Oct 1962 PAK-66 l/p 56491 (Lot 2), 13 St Georges Road. Transfer from Trevor Basil Kilvington to Victor Leslie Fankhauser.15 
Widower21 Sep 1965Trevor Basil Kilvington became a widower upon the death of his wife Gwendolyn Marjorie Cheney.16 
Marriage*13 Jul 1966 Spouse: Yvonne Margot.17
 
Death*13 Nov 1977 Noble Park, VIC, Australia, #D26408 (age 71) [par Basil KILVINGTON & Lucy Mary WATSFORD].16 
Death-Notice*15 Nov 1977KILVINGTON. - On November 13 (suddenly), Trevor Basil of 9 Inglis Road, Berwick. Dearly loved husband of Yvonne, loving father of Grant. Loved father-in-law of Lidia.
KILVINGTON. - On November 13 (suddenly), Trevor Basil. Dearly beloved husband of the late Gwendolyn Marjorie.18 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954Linden Farm, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Gwendolyn Marjorie Kilvington.19
1963Gembrook Road, Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Gwendolyn Marjorie Kilvington.19
1968Brisbane Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Yvonne Margot Kilvington.19

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Mar 1934, EVENING BRIDGE
    Dr and Mrs Basil Kilvington entertained a number of friends at a delightful bridge party at No 9 Darling street yesterday evening The reception-rooms were massed with mixed bowls of exquisite autumn flowers Mrs Kilvington wore a graceful gown of cobwebby black lace with a matching jacket which tied in a bow at the back and relieved with a shoul der spray of water lilies Assisting Dr and Mrs Kilvington were Mr and Mrs Trevor Kilvington. Mrs Kilvington in a dainty frock of beige lace which had a tiny coat with epaulette sleeves. Miss Lorna Bryant who wore a dainty frock of fluttering peach pink chiffon and Mr J Kilvington
    The guests Included -
    Mr Justice Lowe and Mrs Lowe Mr and Mrs B T Zwar Mr Eager MLC and Mrs Eager Mr and Mrs s A Cheney Mr and Mrs A S Wilkinson Dr and Mrs Brjan Foster Dr and Mrs w Summons Mr and Mrs A Norman Dr and Mrs Clive Disher Mr and Mrs C Pawsey Mr and Mrs J H Nettleton Dr and Mrs J Newman Morris Mr and Mrs F Phillips Mr and Mrs L Ballantyne Dr and Mrs J M Lewis Mr and Mrs W H Sloane Mr and Mrs H Winneke Mr and Mrs Ken Adamson Mrs T C Adamson Mr and Mrs O Gepp Dr and Mrs A E Coates Mr and Mrs A B Ollflllan Mrs D Robinson Mr and Mrs R V Dcrham Misses Wanda Reid Kath leen Kelly Nan Cromie J Metcalf Aotca Campbell Barbara Knights Patricia Bolger Joyce Norman Jean Lowe Dr D Penfold Messrs B Laurie Walter Reid Erik Brown Conrad Stewart Alan Muirhead Victor Nilson C Lowe and J Baker20
  • 28 Aug 1935, FATHER GOES TO AID OF WOUNDED SON
    Fast Car and Aeroplane - Mishap to Mr. Trevor Kelvington
    By motor-car and aeroplane, Dr. Basil Kilvinglon, of Collins street, is hastening to the aid of his son, Mr. Trevor B. Kilvington, lecturer in physiology at the University of Melbourne, who was accidentally shot in the lung on Sunday, about 170 miles from Alice Springs. Dr. Kilvington is accompanied by the injured man's wife and her father Mr S A Cheney of S A Cheney Pty Ltd.
    Only fragmentary details of the mishap were given in telegrams which were received by Mr Trevor Kilving tons family yes terday Mr Kilvington was moved a distance of 100 miles to a hut 70 miles from Alice Springs and a doctor who travelled from Alice Springs is attending him. With Dr R T Patton and Mr K Cheney, Mr Kilvington left recently to make an unofficial research tour of 5 000 miles through Central Australia. The party hoped to find new specimens of eucalypts.
    As soon as a telegram sent from Alice Springs by Dr Patton was received in Melbourne Dr Kilvington made arrangements to travel by a fast car to Mildura, where the party would join an aeroplane and fly to Alice Springs. An aeroplane which left Sydney yesterday for Brisbane and Darwin will visit Alice Springs and take Mr Kilvington to hospital.
    Dr Kilvington arrived at Mildura at 10 o'clock last night and he will continue his journey this morning in the Shell Company's plane piloted by Flight-Lieutenant Wright .21
  • 30 Aug 1935, WOUNDED MAN FLOWN 1,200 MILES
    Mr. Kevington in Melbourne. Condition is Satisfactory.
    Mr. Trevor B. Kilvington, lecturer in physiology at the University, who was accidentally shot in Central Australia on Sunday, was flown from Alice Springs to Melbourne yesterday. He is in Epworth hospital, and his condition is re- ported to be satisfactory. An X-ray examination of his injured lung will be made to-day.
    The plane took off on its 1,200-mile journey at 6.20 a.m. yesterday, and reached Melbourne at 5.55 p.m. The flying time was less than 10 hours. The weather was perfect for the long flight, and Mr. Kilvington appeared to suffer little discomfort.
    The plane made two landings. It arrived at Oodnadatta at 9.10 a.m., and took off again at 9.42. The pilot (Flight Lieutenant F. N. Wright) intended to make his next stop at Farina (S.A.), to pick up fuel, but rain had made the ground too boggy. The plane carried just sufficient petrol to reach Mildura. It landed there at 3 p.m., and took off again at 3.40 p.m.
    Mr. Kilvington was accompanied on the flight by his wife and his father, Dr. Basil Kilvington, of Collins street. They travelled to Alice Springs by car and plane when they heard of Mr. Kilvington's accident.22
  • 16 Sep 1935, AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    SIR - I should be lacking In gratitude did I not make a public acknowledgment of my great debt to the Shell Company of Australia Ltd for its splendid assistance in a time of dire need. When my son-in law, Mr Trevor B Kilvington was the victim of a shooting accident near Alice Springs, it was of the greatest importance that he should be brought to Melbourne with the greatest possible speed. Realising that there was no other opportunity of similar aerial transport being immediately available and with no thought of reward the Shell Company, the moment it heard of the accident placed an aeroplane at our disposal and the speed and efficiency of its organisation in laying plans and of its pilots in carry ing them out should be an inspiration to any organisation. This undoubtedly saved Mr Kilvington's life and any expression of thanks which I can make must fall far short of my desire - Yours, &c, S A CHENEY, 22 Flinders st Sept 1423
  • 30 Jun 1947, OBITUARY - Death of Dr B. Kilvington
    For many years one of Melbourne's best known surgeons, Dr Basil Kilvington, of Collins st and Coppin gr, Hawthorn, died in a private hospital on Saturday.
    Born at Hartlepool, England, he came to Australia as a boy and was educated at Camberwell Grammar School and the University of Melbourne. He was at one time lecturer in surgery at the University and was for many years an honorary consulting surgeon to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was also an honorary consulting surgeon to Prince Henry's Hospital - for some years and was a foundation member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was president of Melbourne Rotary Club in 1942-1943.
    He leaves a widow and two sons- Mr Trevor Kilvington, who is subdean of the faculty of science, University of Melbourne, and Mr R. J. Kilvington, who is assistant solicitor to the State Savings Bank.
    The funeral at Kew Cemetery to-day will be private.24
  • 26 May 1961, Beaconsfield Upper News. All here were sorry to learn of the passing of Cr Trevor Kilvington's mother, Mrs Lucy May Kilvington of Hawthorn, on May 14. She was the widow of the late Dr. Basil Kilvington, and is survived by two sons, Trevor and James. Our sympathies to them both.25

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://unimelb.edu.au/unisec/utr/pdf/utr7188.pdf
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Mar 1933, p1.
  4. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Beaconhills Committee Meeting Minutes 9 Feb 1948, p29.
  5. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6635-827 - Henry George Collins to Trevor Basil Kilvington of 51 The Ridge Canterbury Scientist.
  7. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/archives/…
  8. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Beaconhills Committee Meeting Minutes 18 Aug 1948, p46.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149 - Gordon Nugent Ayrey to Trevor Basil Kilvington of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6635-827 - Trevor Basil Kilvington to Raymond Harry Evans of Loddon Brae Glenlyon Farmer.
  11. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1948/49 Rate Book Kilvington to Evans - PP £6000 per 27 Jul 1949.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7126-057 - Sidney James Bowman to Trevor Basil Kilvington - C/T 7682-003.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8357-712+713 - Trevor Basil Kilvington to Victor Leslie Fankhauser of Highbury Road East Burwood Orchardist (previous title C/T 2672-213/C/T 3576-149).
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7682-003 - Trevor Basil Kilvington subdivision l/p 56491 - C/T 8377-301 (Lot 1) & C/T 8377-302 (Lot 2).
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8377-302 (Lot 2) - Trevor Basil Kilvington to Victor Leslie Fankhauser of Highbury Road East Burwood Orchardist.
  16. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  17. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, WILLIAM HOLLOWAY Family Tree - Owner: tyntyndye.
  18. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 15 Nov 1977, p33.
  19. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Mar 1934, p10.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Aug 1935, p8.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jun 1935, p10.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Sep 1935, p10.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jun 1947, p4.
  25. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "26 May 1961."
Last Edited8 Jun 2018

Ella May Square

F, #3712, b. 1912, d. 1 Jan 1982
Probate (Will)* Ella May Basford. M Woman. Essendon. 01 Jan 1982. 901/270.1 
Married NameBasford. 
Birth*1912 Ascot Vale, VIC, Australia, #B16980 [par Wm SQUARE & Eleanor HOLLOWAY].2 
Marriage*1934 Spouse: Ernest Beresford Basford. VIC, Australia, #M6359.2
 
Birth-Notice*16 May 1942BASFORD (May Square).-On May 12, at Jessie McPherson Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Ern Basford, of Sunnyside, 22 Peterleigh grove, Essendon—a daughter (Lorraine Joy). A sister for Ian. (Both well.)3 
Land-UBeac*31 Jul 1942 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alice Emily Brown to Ella May Basford. 3a 2r 6p.4 
Land-UBeac31 Jul 1942 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Alice Emily Brown to Ella May Basford. 3a.5 
Birth-Notice22 Feb 1947BASFORD (Square).—On February 12, at Margaret Coles, to May and Ern—a son (Don Wesley) (Both well.) (A brother for Ian and Joy.)6 
Land-UBeac13 Mar 1956 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Ella May Basford to Barron Claud Durant Hilda Isabella Durant. 3a.7 
Land-UBeac*13 Mar 1956 GEM-D-2 (part). Transfer from Ella May Basford to Barron Claud Durant Hilda Isabella Durant. 3a 2r 6p - sold the two parts for £3,500.8,9 
Land-UBeac17 Apr 1958 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 44993 (Lot 20), 65 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from Barron Claud Durant Hilda Isabella Durant to Ella May Basford.10 
Land-UBeac*14 Feb 1963 GEM-D-2 (part) l/p 44993 (Lot 20), 65 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from Ella May Basford to George Joseph Thomson.11 
Death*1 Jan 1982 Parkville, VIC, Australia, #D00850 (Age 69) [par William SQUARE & Eleanor].12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193656 St Leonards Road, Ascot Vale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Ernest Beresford Basford.13
bt 1942 - 198022 Peterleigh Grove, Essendon, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Ernest Beresford Basford.14,15,16

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P12, unit 59; VPRS 7591/P8, unit 12.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 May 1942, p2.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4208-432 - Ella May Basford of 22 Peterleigh Grove Essendon Married Woman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4219-611 - Ella May Basford of 22 Peterleigh Grove Essendon Married Woman.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Feb 1947, p18.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4219-611 - Barron Claud Durant Builder and Hilda Durant Married Woman both of 1 John Street Oakleigh - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4208-432 - Barron Claud Durant Builder and Hilda Durant Married Woman both of 1 John Street Oakleigh - joint proprietors.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1955/56 Basford Ella May to Durant Barron Claud 2 Feb 1956 - PP £3,500 N51.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4219-611 - Ella May Basford of 22 Peterleigh Grove Essendon Married Woman -C/T 8249-667.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8249-667 - George Joseph Thomson of "Coremore" Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield Estate Agent.
  12. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  13. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  14. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  15. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  16. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited31 Aug 2016

Gwendolyn Marjorie Cheney

F, #3715, b. 1908, d. 21 Sep 1965
Father*Sydney Albert Cheney b. 1883, d. 22 Apr 1968
Mother*Marjorie Olive Fidler b. 1883, d. 1965
Probate (Will)* 639/734. Gwendolyn M KILVINGTON Date of grant: 16 May 1966; Date of death: 21 Sep 1965; Occupation: Married; Residence: Pakenham East.1 
Married NameKilvington.2 
Birth*1908 Port Adelaide, SA, Australia, #B802/27.2,3 
Marriage*7 Feb 1933 Spouse: Trevor Basil Kilvington. Methodist Church, Canterbury, VIC, Australia, #M2575.4
 
Marriage-Notice*28 Mar 1933MARRIAGE.
KILVINGTON-CHENEY - On the 7th February at the Methodist Church Canterbury, Trevor, son of Dr and Mrs Basil Kilvington to Gwendolyn Marjorie, daughter of Mr and Mrs S A Cheney. At home, Thursday April 6 and Friday, April 7 at 95 Kooyongkoot road Hawthorn.5 
Death*21 Sep 1965 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D21150 (age 57) [par Sydney CHENEY & Marjorie Olive FIDLER].2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954Linden Farm, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Trevor Basil Kilvington.6
1963Gembrook Road, Pakenham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Trevor Basil Kilvington.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Mar 1934, EVENING BRIDGE
    Dr and Mrs Basil Kilvington entertained a number of friends at a delightful bridge party at No 9 Darling street yesterday evening The reception-rooms were massed with mixed bowls of exquisite autumn flowers Mrs Kilvington wore a graceful gown of cobwebby black lace with a matching jacket which tied in a bow at the back and relieved with a shoul der spray of water lilies Assisting Dr and Mrs Kilvington were Mr and Mrs Trevor Kilvington. Mrs Kilvington in a dainty frock of beige lace which had a tiny coat with epaulette sleeves. Miss Lorna Bryant who wore a dainty frock of fluttering peach pink chiffon and Mr J Kilvington
    The guests Included -
    Mr Justice Lowe and Mrs Lowe Mr and Mrs B T Zwar Mr Eager MLC and Mrs Eager Mr and Mrs s A Cheney Mr and Mrs A S Wilkinson Dr and Mrs Brjan Foster Dr and Mrs w Summons Mr and Mrs A Norman Dr and Mrs Clive Disher Mr and Mrs C Pawsey Mr and Mrs J H Nettleton Dr and Mrs J Newman Morris Mr and Mrs F Phillips Mr and Mrs L Ballantyne Dr and Mrs J M Lewis Mr and Mrs W H Sloane Mr and Mrs H Winneke Mr and Mrs Ken Adamson Mrs T C Adamson Mr and Mrs O Gepp Dr and Mrs A E Coates Mr and Mrs A B Ollflllan Mrs D Robinson Mr and Mrs R V Dcrham Misses Wanda Reid Kath leen Kelly Nan Cromie J Metcalf Aotca Campbell Barbara Knights Patricia Bolger Joyce Norman Jean Lowe Dr D Penfold Messrs B Laurie Walter Reid Erik Brown Conrad Stewart Alan Muirhead Victor Nilson C Lowe and J Baker7
  • 24 Sep 1965, DISTRICT MOURNS DEATH OF MRS. T. B. KILVINGTON
    With feelings of the deepest regret we record the death of Mrs. Gwendolyn Marjorie Kilvington, wife of Cr. Trevor B. Kilvington, of Pakenham, and daughter of Mr. S. A. Cheney and the late Mrs. Cheney. Mrs. Kilvington, who had been in ill-health for some time, passed away last Tuesday.
    The funeral will take place at Pakenham Cemetery to-day, after a service at Pakenham Methodist Church commencing at 2 p.m.
    (Further references next issue).8
  • 1 Oct 1965, Late Mrs. Kilvington's life was one of service
    A life of service to others ended with the death on Tuesday of last week of Mrs. Gwendolyn Marjorie Kilvington, of "Oak Springs," Pakenham.
    Born In Adelaide 56 years ago, Mrs. Kilvington was only seven years of age when she came to Melbourne with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Cheney.
    She was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College and the University of Melbourne, where she took her Master of Science degree and later taught at the University Botany School. She met her husband at the University, where, he too, took out his Science degree and later was lecturing in biochemistry,
    SCIENTIFIC WORK
    During the war Mrs. Kilvington was attached to the Scientific Liaison Bureau, which was responsible for disseminating scientific information to all branches of the Services. Later, with Professor Hartung, professor of Chemistry at the Melbourne University, and two other girls, she was responsible for scientific work for varied types of weapons for the Australian Army. She worked at times up to 10 hours a day at the chemistry and botany school at the University.
    After their marriage in Melbourne in 1933 Mr. and Mrs. Kilvlngton made their home at Canterbury. Eighteen years ago they moved to Beaconsfield Upper, then in 1961 took up their Upper Pakenham property, where Mrs. Kilvington immediately applied her extensive knowledge to beautifying the large garden.
    INTEREST IN PEOPLE
    Mrs. Kilvington's greatest interests were people and ways in which she could help them. That set the pattern of her life, and in every district where she had been were many who owed much to the friendliness, the generosity of this talented lady.
    Berwick Benevolent Society, which is doing so much for the unfortunate members of the community today, stands as a monument to her memory, for she was largely responsible for its establishment.
    Some 15 months ago Mrs. Kilvington suffered a heart attack and despite the unremitting attention of her husband — who devotedly nursed her at home for a considerable time — she never really regained her health and gradually slipped away.
    PEOPLE'S TRIBUTE
    An eloquent testimony to the wonderful regard which all felt for her was paid last Friday, when the funeral — one of the largest seen in the district for many years — took place at Pakenham Cemetery, following a service which Rev. N. Webb conducted at the Methodist Church. The floral tributes, to one who really loved flowers, were magnificent. We join with all members of the community in extending heartfelt sympathy to her husband and son (Grant), father, brothers (Keith and Ron), and sister (Burtta), in the loss of one whose place in the community can never be filled; one who won a unique place in the hearts of the people.9

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P4 unit 3732, item 639/734
    VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 634, item 639/734.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Mar 1933, p1.
  6. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Mar 1934, p10.
  8. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "24 Sep 1965, p1."
  9. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "1 Oct 1965, p1."
Last Edited8 Jun 2018

Peter Buck Dennett

M, #3716, b. 29 Sep 1922, d. 19 Jul 1944
Peter Buck DENNETT
(1922-1944)
Father*Frederick William Dennett b. Mar 1891, d. 17 Nov 1972
Mother*Elsie Maude Buck b. 20 Apr 1897, d. 7 Aug 1986
Birth*29 Sep 1922 Albert Park, VIC, Australia.1 
Birth-Notice*5 Oct 1922DENNETT.—On the 29th September, at "Avonhurst," Queen's road, Melbourne, to Mr and Mrs. Frederick W. Dennett.—a son.2 
Military*20 Jun 1942Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 418927 - Date of Death 19 Jul 1944 - Rank Flying Officer - Posting on Death 16 Operational Training Unit.3 
Death*19 Jul 1944 Chassericourt l'Aube, France.1 
Death-Notice*20 Nov 1944DENNETT.-Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett, 418927, dearly loved nephew of Robert and Norma Dennett, loving cousin of John and Patricia Dennett, killed in air operation over North-Eastern France July 18. -Greater love hath no man.
DENNETT.-Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett. 418927. dearly loved godfather of John Robert Dennett, killed in air operation over North-Eastern France July 18. -Always remembered.
DENNETT.-Treasured memories of our gallant nephew, Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett, killed in air operation over occupied France, July 18. England stands because of sons like you. (Inserted by Auntie Vi and Uncle Ernest.)4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Mar 1938, THE WORLD OF WOMEN - Gay Farewell to Liner
    Hundreds of people thronged the decks and lounges of the Orcades yesterday before the ship sailed for England, and many well-known people who were leaving for holidays abroad were farewelled by their friends.
    The cabins of Sir Hugh and Lady Devine and Misses Mary and Joan Devine were massed with flowers. Prefects from Mandeville Hall were down to say goodbye to Miss Joan Devine, who was a fellow prefect last year. She was wearing a navy blue suit and hat, and had a lei of delphiniums about her neck.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dennett and their son and daughter, Peter and Sue, were also seen off by a large number of friends, most of whom were at the ship long before the travellers themselves.5
  • 29 Oct 1938, After having spent eight months in England and Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dennett, accompanied by Mrs. Henry Buck, Miss Susanne Dennett, and Master Peter Dennett, are returning in the Monterey, which arrived in Sydney on Monday. They will be in Melbourne in time for the Cup.6
  • 18 Nov 1944, FLYING-OFFICER P. B. DENNETT KILLED IN ACTION
    Mr and Mrs Fred Dennett, of St. George's rd, Toorak, haye been advised officially of the death in action of their only son, Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett, R.A.A.F. He was captain and pilot of a Lancaster bomber which crashed as a result of enemy action while returning from a bombing mission over Occupied France on July 18. He, together with two members of his crew, was buried ceremoniously by kindly French people at the little village of Chassericourt l'Aube.
    The aircraft was hit by flak after leaving the target, and the starboard engines were set on fire. Flying-Officer Dennett was able to keep control of the aircraft while several members of the crew parachuted to safety, but he, together with two other members of his crew, were killed when the aircraft crashed in flames.
    Peter Buck Dennett, who was 21, was educated at Brighton Grammar (prep), Maiden Erlegh, England, and the Melbourne Church of England Grammar School. He later became a jackeroo on Boonoke Station. With the outbreak of war, and until he was old enough to join the RAAF, he served as a driver with the USA forces. In the RAAF he trained at Somers, Benalla, and Mallala-where he was awarded his wings-and finished his training in England, having left Australia as a sergeant-pilot, and later being commissioned a pilot officer and promoted to flying-officer. He was a junior member of the Peninsula Country Club, the MCC, and was an Old Melburnian.7
  • 22 Nov 1944, DENNETT. - A tribute of affection and esteem from the staff of Henry Buck Pty, Ltd. to the immortal memory of their director, 418927 Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett, who nobly rendered the supreme sacrifice on July 18. 1944.
    DENNETT. - A tribute to the memory of 418927 Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett, killed in action, air operations, occupied France. July 18, 1944. -To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. (Inserted by the staff and employees of Eyelets Pty. Ltd.)8
  • 19 Jul 1945, DENNETT.-In fond remembrance of our beloved and only son. Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett, who gave his life in action, Chassericourt, France. July 19. 1944.
    DENNETT.-In loving memory of Peter, beloved only brother of Suzanne and James Cecil, dearly loved uncle of Timothy and Jonathan.
    DENNETT.-In affectionate memory of my loved grandson. Peter, who gave his life (or his country. July 19, 1944. (Laura Jane Buck.)
    DENNETT.-Flying-Officer Peter Buck. In memory of our darling grandson. Peter. (From Grandma and Grandpa Dennett.)
    DENNETT. - In fond memory of F.O. Peter, who gave his life over France on July 18, 1944. (Always remembered by Uncle Jack, Auntie Dolly, and cousin Joan.)
    DENNETT. - In memory of our dear nephew, Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett, killed In action over Occupied France. July 19. 1944. -Ever and lovingly remembered by us all
    DENNETT. - Affectionate and proud memories of Flying-Officer Peter Buck Dennett, Director of Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred. W. Dennett who nobly made the supreme sacrifice at Chassericourt. France July 19 1944. (Staff of Henry Buck Pty. Ltd.)9

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Oct 1922, p1.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      DENNETT, PETER BUCK
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      418927
    Date of Birth      29 Sep 1922
    Place of Birth      ALBERT PARK, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      20 Jun 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      Unknown
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      DENNETT, FREDERICK
    Date of Death      19 Jul 1944
    Rank      Flying Officer
    Posting on Death      16 Operational Training Unit
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No
    Roll of Honour      Unknown.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Nov 1944, p2.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Mar 1938, p7.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Oct 1938, p7.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Nov 1944, p4.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Nov 1944, p2.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jul 1945, p2.
Last Edited18 Dec 2015

Frederick William Dennett

M, #3717, b. Mar 1891, d. 17 Nov 1972
Frederick William DENNETT
(1891-1972)

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

The enclosing wall around the war memorial was the gift of Mrs Dennett whose son was killed during a bombing raid in World War II. It dates from 17 May 1950.
Frederick W Dennett was Governing Director of Henry Buck's clothing store. He came from Lancashire and had a pronounced accent. He married Elsie Buck, the daughter of the founder of the firm. They would come to Upper Beaconsfield to buy a case of fruit and became good friends of the Griffin Family of Kamarooka. They loved the area and bought land in 1940 and built the log cabin (on Salisbury Road near Split Rock Road).1
Probate (Will)* Frederick W Dennett. Company Director. Toorak. 17 Nov 1972. 754/149.2 
Birth*Mar 1891 Erith, Kent, England, Mar Q [Dartford] 2a 471.3 
Note*1919 Elsie Maude Buck In 1919, Fred Dennett, a dashing young touring concert pianist and the nearest thing to what we would call a “pop star”, visited Melbourne during a tour of the Empire, met, wooed and married Henry’s only daughter Elsie, much to her parent’s disapproval. Fred eloped with his young bride to India and, soon after, Henry’s famous telegram “All is forgiven. Come Home. Love, Dad” changed the course of the firm’s future and ensured its succession. Fred joined Henry Buck’s, produced a daughter, Suzanne and a son, Peter who later at the age of 21 captained a Lancaster bomber that was shot down and killed over France in 1944. When HB died on a visit to England in 1933, Fred became Governing Director.
Henry Buck’s granddaughter, Suzanne, married Barclay James Amherst Cecil from England. Their sons, Timothy and Jonathan, are now involved in the business. Tim Cecil manages the business, Jonathan sits on the board, designs the stores and catalogues and advises on corporate image. Suzanne at 90 stills sits on the board and administers good motherly wisdom and advice. Between them they own 100% of the shares.4
 
Marriage*26 Aug 1919 Spouse: Elsie Maude Buck. Christ Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia.5
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Sep 1919DENNETT—BUCK.—On the 26th August, at Christ Church, St Kilda, by the Rev G Pennicott, Frederick William, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J W Dennett of Birmingham England to Elsie Maude only daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Buck of "Danby" Rockley road, South Yarra (Postal address, G.P.O., Calcutta.)5 
Death*17 Nov 1972 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D5890/1973 (Age 81) [par Joseph William DENNETT & Annie KNOWLS].6 
Death-Notice*18 Nov 1972DENNETT. Frederick William. — Early on November 17, at the Freemasons' Hospital Melbourne, dearly loved husband of Elsie, father of Suzanne and Peter (dec.) Poopop of Timothy and Jonathan. grand-father-in-law of Rachel and Susie.
DENNETT. F. W. — Passed away 16th November. Is sadly missed and often thought of with great admiration, respect and affection by myself, being proud to have worked for his company as Henry Buck's telephonist for the past four years up until May '72, during which time I quickly became very fond of this charming old gentleman. May he rest in peace. —Lorraine Hanke.
DENNETT, Frederick Wlllfam.—A tribute to our governing director,
who always had a kind word for us. We will remember him with much love.—The Office Girls at Henry Buck's.
DENNETT. Frederick William.—A tribute to our loved governing director from Mr. and Mrs. John Rodsted.
DENNETT, Frederick William.—A tribute to our governing director. — From the Staff Of Henry Buck's Richmond workrooms. Loved and respected by all.
DENNETT, Frederick William.—A tribute to our governing director who was greatly respected and loved by all of us as our employer and friend. —Staff of Henry Buck's Pty Ltd.
DENNETT, Frederick William.—A tribute to our loved friend and chief —Max and Wilma Hardy.
DENNETT. Frederick W.—Loved and devoted friend of Max (deceased) and Charlotte Motfatt. Treasured memories.
DENNETT. Fred. — A dear friend missed. —John and Ruby Carrodus.
DENNETT. Fred. — Love and peace. Pop Pop. —Jon and Susie.
DENNETT. Fred W. — In fond memory of our much loved Governing Director who will be sadly missed by us all —Nonie, Rita, Jackie, Beryl and Edina.
DENNETT, F.W.—In memory of a long and very happy association. — George O. Legg (20 Nov 1972)

DENNETT. — The Funeral of the late Mr. FREDERICK WILLIAM DENNETT will leave St John's Church of England, Toorak Road, Toorak, on TUESDAY (21st Novrmber), after a service commencing at 10 a.m., for the Springvale Crematorium.7 
Inquest7 Mar 1973Inquest held #1973/376 - Disease following fall.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Joseph DENNETT (Engine Maker), 6 Robin Hood Terrace, Ilford, Essex, EnglandAge 4 months9
31 Mar 1901Joseph DENNETT (Eyelet Maker), 37 Ellesmere Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, EnglandAge 1010
2 Apr 1911Frances GEORGE, 21 Willowfield Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, EnglandAge 20 - Professional Pianist (Boarder)11
191912 Acland Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: artist.12
192435 Beach Avenue, Elsternwick South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Elsie Maude Dennett.13
19314 Merton Avenue, Elsternwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: director. With Elsie Maude Dennett.14
1936Burnham, Lascelles Avenue, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Elsie Maude Dennett.15
bt 1943 - 195422 St Georges Road, South Yarra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: merchant. With Elsie Maude Dennett.16,17,18
bt 1963 - 197212 Cole Court, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: director. With Elsie Maude Dennett.19,20,21

Family

Elsie Maude Buck b. 20 Apr 1897, d. 7 Aug 1986
Children 1.Suzanne Jocelyn Dennett b. 24 Jan 1921, d. 12 Jan 2016
 2.Peter Buck Dennett b. 29 Sep 1922, d. 19 Jul 1944

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Jan 1914, THE SOUL OF A BUTTERFLY Mr. Frederick W. Dennett. At the Piano-And Elsewhere Something in the melodious rhapsodies of the musical director of "The Butterflies," in the pose, the action, the costuming, suggests the aesthetic mood of thirty years since--a time, by the way, which he does not remember. There is conscious power, unfettered by the strict conventionalities of musical art, lightness and sweetness in the execution of the themes chosen, unconscious grace in the movements of the body, as the performer sits at the piano, which carries one's thoughts back to the time of the "greenery, yellowy" cult, and the willowy disciples of the artistic world, who in spite of the cynicism of the critics, contributed a little to the brighness of those days. Occasionally there is a touch of the bizarre, but the liquid notes which the supple fingers evoke are in harmony with a mode which was to the artiste then, as ragtime is to classical music to-day--the revelation of fresh beauty. There is character in Mr. Dennett's handwriting, character in his playing, but his is guity of a bit of musical heresy.
    [continued] http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7506718622
  • 25 Aug 1916, FREDERICK W. DENNETT, The Celebrated Young English Pianist with "The Ideals" at the Town Hall.23
  • 26 Sep 1952, CITY PERSONAL
    Mr. Fred W. Dennett, governing director of Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., is making a good recovery from a serious operation in the Mercy Hospital.24

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P6, unit 345; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 342.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.henrybucks.com.au/company/history
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Sep 1919, p11.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age, 18 Nov 1972, p116.
  8. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG12; Piece: 1370; Folio: 53; Page: 21; GSU roll: 6096480."
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 3834; Folio: 147; Page: 20."
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 4823; Schedule Number: 143."
  12. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  13. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  14. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  15. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  16. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  17. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  18. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  19. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  20. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  21. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph, 24 Jan 1914, p8.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - Critic (Hobart), 25 Aug 1916, p4.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Sep 1952, p8.
Last Edited12 Dec 2018

Elsie Maude Buck

F, #3718, b. 20 Apr 1897, d. 7 Aug 1986
Elsie Maude BUCK
(1897-1986)

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

The enclosing wall around the war memorial was the gift of Mrs Dennett whose son was killed during a bombing raid in World War II. It dates from 17 May 1950.
Frederick W Dennett was Governing Director of Henry Buck's clothing store. He came from Lancashire and had a pronounced accent. He married Elsie Buck, the daughter of the founder of the firm. They would come to Upper Beaconsfield to buy a case of fruit and became good friends of the Griffin Family of Kamarooka. They loved the area and bought land in 1940 and built the log cabin (on Salisbury Road near Split Rock Road).1
Probate (Will)* Elsie Maude Dennett. Widow. Toorak. 07 Aug 1986. 974/747.2 
Married NameDennett. 
Birth*20 Apr 1897 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #B14525 [par Henry BUCK & Laura Jane ROSE].3 
Birth-Notice*24 Apr 1897BUCK-On the 20th April, at Pant Hill, South Yarra, the wife of Henry Buck of a daughter.4 
Note* Henry Bucks History: Henry Bucks is one of the world’s great menswear stores and perhaps one of the last of the great menswear retail specialists to remain in family hands in an age where globalisation, rationalisation and the expediency of mass marketing and poor levels of service are what we have become accustomed to expect.
Henry Buck was born in 1860 in Clerkenwell, London, the second child of Thomas, a master electro-plater and later a corn factor. He moved to Yorkshire and was brought up in Danby. He learnt the soft goods trade at the age of 13 and suffering from tuberculosis, migrated to New South Wales in 1887 and worked at Manfred a sheep raising property near Euston. His fiancée Laura Jane Rose joined him but was repelled by life on a sheep station, and being a strong Yorkshire personality, persuaded Henry to move to Melbourne. On June 25 1887 at Armadale the couple married with Presbyterian forms.
Henry worked as a bookbinder assistant, losing his job in 1890 after having the temerity to ask for a rise in pay, probably a shilling a week. He went into a business with a friend and found to his dismay that he had been duped. Rather than take legal action against his friend, Henry took over the shop, what was left of the fabrics and equipment and with Laura as bookkeeper, and 2 machinists, Henry learned the trade of shirt cutting and opened a shop on August 25th 1890 in the fashionable Queen’s Walk off Swanston Street.
By the turn of the century Henry had built a big factory on the outskirts of Melbourne to manufacture shirts, pyjamas and ties, and had leased a warehouse in the city, Wallace, Buck and Goodes. King George V appointed Henry Buck an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1920 for services to the community and business. As well as managing a business involved in retail, manufacturing and wholesaling, HB had become famous for administering to thousands of returned troops, ferrying them around and providing food and shelter throughout the 1914-1918 war.5 
Note*1919 Frederick William Dennett In 1919, Fred Dennett, a dashing young touring concert pianist and the nearest thing to what we would call a “pop star”, visited Melbourne during a tour of the Empire, met, wooed and married Henry’s only daughter Elsie, much to her parent’s disapproval. Fred eloped with his young bride to India and, soon after, Henry’s famous telegram “All is forgiven. Come Home. Love, Dad” changed the course of the firm’s future and ensured its succession. Fred joined Henry Buck’s, produced a daughter, Suzanne and a son, Peter who later at the age of 21 captained a Lancaster bomber that was shot down and killed over France in 1944. When HB died on a visit to England in 1933, Fred became Governing Director.
Henry Buck’s granddaughter, Suzanne, married Barclay James Amherst Cecil from England. Their sons, Timothy and Jonathan, are now involved in the business. Tim Cecil manages the business, Jonathan sits on the board, designs the stores and catalogues and advises on corporate image. Suzanne at 90 stills sits on the board and administers good motherly wisdom and advice. Between them they own 100% of the shares.5
 
Marriage*26 Aug 1919 Spouse: Frederick William Dennett. Christ Church, St Kilda, VIC, Australia.6
 
Marriage-Notice*6 Sep 1919DENNETT—BUCK.—On the 26th August, at Christ Church, St Kilda, by the Rev G Pennicott, Frederick William, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J W Dennett of Birmingham England to Elsie Maude only daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Buck of "Danby" Rockley road, South Yarra (Postal address, G.P.O., Calcutta.)6 
Land-UBeac*13 Aug 1940 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 47). Transfer from William Henry Renfree to Elsie Maude Dennett. 5a 2r 12p.7 
Land-UBeac13 Aug 1940 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 43.44.45.46 part). Transfer from William Henry Renfree to Elsie Maude Dennett.8 
Land-UBeac20 Nov 1953 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 47). Transfer from Elsie Maude Buck to Ernest James Beryl Phyllis James. 5a 2r 12p.9 
Land-UBeac*20 Nov 1953 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 43.44.45.46 part). Transfer from Elsie Maude Buck to Ernest James Beryl Phyllis James.10 
Widow17 Nov 1972Elsie Maude Buck became a widow upon the death of her husband Frederick William Dennett.11 
Death*7 Aug 1986 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D18665 (Age 89) [par Henry BUCK & Laura Jane].12,13 
Death-Notice*8 Aug 1986DENNETT, Elsie Maude - On August, the 7th peacefully at home. Dearly loved wife of the late Frederick William, greatly loved and loving mother of Suzanne and Peter, grandmother of Tim, Rachel and Jonathan, and great grandmother of James and Timothy.
Privately cremated.
DENNETT, Elsie Maude. - Admired and loved by all the staff at Henry Buck's.14 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192435 Beach Avenue, Elsternwick South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick William Dennett.15
19314 Merton Avenue, Elsternwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick William Dennett.16
1936Burnham, Lascelles Avenue, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick William Dennett.17
bt 1943 - 195422 St Georges Road, South Yarra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick William Dennett.18,19,20
bt 1963 - 197212 Cole Court, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frederick William Dennett.21,22,23

Grave

  • Springvale Crematorium, Springvale, VIC, Australia12

Family

Frederick William Dennett b. Mar 1891, d. 17 Nov 1972
Children 1.Suzanne Jocelyn Dennett b. 24 Jan 1921, d. 12 Jan 2016
 2.Peter Buck Dennett b. 29 Sep 1922, d. 19 Jul 1944

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1933, Death of father: BUCK-On the 7th May, at London, Henry dearly loved husband of Laura Jane Buck, aged 73 years.
    BUCK -On the 7th May at London, Henry Buck, adored father of Elsie and Fred Dennett.
    BUCK-The staff of Henry Buck Pty. Limited, Swanston street, and Richmond desire to express their heartfelt sympathy at the death in London of Mr. Henry Buck.
    BUCK.- A mark of respect and esteem for the late Mr. Henry Buck from the staffs of Wallace Buck and Goodes Pty. Ltd., Melbourne; Wallace Buck and Goodes, Sydney; and Beaucaire Knitting Mills Pty. Ltd.24

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P17, unit 3; VPRS 7591/P12, unit 65.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Apr 1897, p1.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.henrybucks.com.au/company/history
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Sep 1919, p11.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6408-406 - Elsie Maude Dennett of 22 St Georges Road Toorak Married Woman - C/T 6408-407.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3199-745 - Elsie Maude Dennett of 22 St Georges Road Toorak Married Woman - C/T 6408-408.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6408-407 - Ernest James Director and Beryl Phyllis James Married Woman both of 7 Redcourt Avenue Armadale - joint proprietors.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6408-408 - Ernest James Director and Beryl Phyllis James Married Woman both of 7 Redcourt Avenue Armadale - joint proprietors.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  13. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "birthplace Melbourne."
  14. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 8 Aug 1986, p24.
  15. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  16. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  17. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  18. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  19. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  20. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  21. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  22. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  23. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 May 1933, p1.
Last Edited12 Dec 2018

Suzanne Jocelyn Dennett

F, #3719, b. 24 Jan 1921, d. 12 Jan 2016
Father*Frederick William Dennett b. Mar 1891, d. 17 Nov 1972
Mother*Elsie Maude Buck b. 20 Apr 1897, d. 7 Aug 1986
Note* When HB died on a visit to England in 1933, Fred became Governing Director. Suzanne Cecil married another Englishman, Barclay James Amherst Cecil and they had two sons, Timothy and Jonathan. Tim joined the business in 1963 and retired after 40 years as CEO to make way for his nephew Timothy who took over from him in 2012. There are three great-great grandchildren of Henry Buck, James, Timothy and Romy and now 3 great-great-great grandchildren, Riley, Mia and Mars.1 
Married NameCecil.2 
Birth*24 Jan 1921 Norwood Private hospital, Toorak, VIC, Australia.3 
Birth-Notice*29 Jan 1921DENNETT (nee Elsie Buck).-On the 24th January, at Norwood private hospital. Granite road, Toorak to Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Dennett—a daughter.3 
Marriage-Notice*28 Apr 1941The engagement is announced and the marriage will shortly take place of Suzanne Jocelyn Dennett, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs Fred Dennett, of St George's rd, Toorak to Corporal Barclay James Amherst Cecil, A.I.F., only son of Captain the Hon. Thomas J. A. and Mrs Cecil, Firle, near Lewes, Sussex, England.4 
Marriage-Notice*28 Apr 1941The engagement is announced and the marriage will shortly take place of Suzanne Jocelyn Dennett, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs Fred Dennett, of St George's rd, Toorak to Corporal Barclay James Amherst Cecil, A.I.F., only son of Captain the Hon. Thomas J.A. and Mrs Cecil, Firle, near Lewes, Sussex, England.5 
Marriage*24 May 1941 Spouse: Barclay James Amherst Cecil. St John's, Toorak, VIC, Australia.6
 
Divorce*1949 
Death*12 Jan 2016 VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice14 Jan 2016CECIL Suzanne (Sue) Jocelyn nee Dennett 24.01.1921 - 12.01.2016
Sue, aged 94, passed away peacefully in her family home on Tuesday, January 12th.
Suzanne Cecil was a long time director and shareholder of Henry Bucks. Her father Fred Dennett was managing director for 40 years till his death in 1972 and her grandfather Henry Buck founded the company in 1890 and died in 1933. Suzanne's son Tim managed the company after 1972 and retired in 2012, at which time he was succeeded by her grandson Timothy.
The directors, management and staff of Henry Bucks convey their heartfelt condolences to the family.7 
Death-Notice*18 Jan 2016CECIL. A Memorial Service in thanksgiving for the life of Mrs Suzanne Cecil will be held in her garden on MONDAY (29th January 2016) at 12.00 noon. You are warmly invited to join Sue's family for an informal lunch to celebrate her 95th year.
Privately Cremated.8 
Note15 May 2016 The estate of Suzanne Cecil : Melbourne, Sunday 15 May 2016.
Author Mossgreen (Firm) (issuing body) Published Armadale Mossgreen Auctions, 2016
Physical Description 88 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects Cecil, Suzanne, 1921-2016 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Summary Suzanne Cecil was descended from Henry Buck – one of Melbourne’s most distinguished and recognised family names – Sue was actively involved in the family retail business, but had a lifelong passion for painting and the arts. Taught by Sir William Dargie, she was a respected portrait painter and lifelong philanthropist who donated generously to many charities and for more than 50 years carried out pro bono committee work for the Australian Ballet and the National Gallery Women’s Association. Through her extensive travels Sue possessed a legion of lifelong friends in Europe, the United States and Australia. She was married to James Cecil and her last trip overseas at age 90 was to a gathering of the Cecil family at Burghley House. Sue surrounded herself with beautiful things and the auction reflects her refined and eclectic taste. Never before seen publicly, her personal collection includes paintings by Frederick McCubbin, one of which was a wedding gift to Sue and James in 1941 from the McCubbin family, Norman Lindsay and Clarice Beckett. The wedding gift is entitled Bush Landscape 1910, while the other McCubbin is called Landscape, South Yarra. Norman Lindsay’s work Polite Conversation 1942 and Clarice Beckett’s Low Tide are equally impressive. The auction, which has been divided into three sections, includes art, jewellery, furniture, decorative arts and significant selection of Japanese netsuke. Among the jewellery is a 3.40 carat solitaire diamond ring, a gold and diamond turban ring, a pair of diamond dress clips and an unusual diamond bracelet. The furniture features a Louis XV marble top commode, a Louis XVI kingwood kidney shaped writing desk, a Bluthner walnut grand piano, a 19th century French Boulle bonheur du jour and carved walnut serpentine canape?, and an early Victorian mahogany long case clock by John Stokes.
Notes Sale number: MG102. Place of sale: Melbourne. Date of sale: 15 May 2016.
Libraries Australia ID 57931563.9,10 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 May 1941, WEDDINGS: CECIL-DENNETT. The bells of St. John's Toorak pealed a welcome to the bride on Saturday afternoon when Miss Suzanne Jocelyn Dennett, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Dennett, of St. George's rd., Toorak, entered the church with her father for her marriage to Cpl. Barclay James Amherst Cecil, AIF.
    The bridegroom, who is the only son of Capt. the Hon. Thomas J. A. Cecil and the Hon. Mrs. Cecil of Firle, Sussex, England, was attended by Ordinary Seaman Harold Fetherstone as best man, and Mr. Peter Dennett as groomsman. The Rev. P. St. John Wilson officiated and the service was fully choral.
    The bridal gown of parchment-tinted satin had a fitting bodice and full skirt slightly trained. The long sleeves were outlined at the armhole and wrists with small pearls and a tulle veil in the same shade as the gown was caught to the head with hyacinths and gardenias. The bridal bouquet was of the same white flowers arranged conventionally and set off by a lace frill.
    The matron of honour, Mrs. Cedric Bright, and the bridesmaid, Miss Marie Stahle, were dressed alike in frocks of magnolia crepe chiffon made with full skirts, bishops' sleeves caught at the wrists with bands of moonlight sequins, and finished with corselet belts of sequins. They wore flat-crowned turbans and they carried bouquets of hyacinths and orchids.
    A reception was held at 9 Darling st.6
  • 26 May 1941, CECIL—DENNETT. The bells of St. John's Toorak pealed a welcome to the bride on Saturday afternoon when Miss Suzanne Jocelyn Dennett, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Dennett, of St. George's rd., Toorak, entered the church with her father for her marriage to Cpl. Barclay James Amherst Cecil, AIF. The bridegroom, who is the only son of Capt. the Hon. Thomas J. A. Cecil and the Hon. Mrs. Cecil of Firle, Sussex, England, was attended by Ordinary Seaman Harold Fetherstone as best man, and Mr. Peter Dennett as groomsman. The Rev. P. St. John Wilson officiated and the service was fully choral. The bridal gown of parchment-tinted satin had a fitting bodice and full skirt slightly trained. The long sleeves were outlined at the armhole and wrists with small pearls and a tulle veil in the same shade as the gown was caught to the head with hyacinths and gardenias. The bridal bouquet was of the same white flowers arranged conventionally and set off by a lace frill.
    The matron of honour, Mrs. Cedric Bright, and the bridesmaid, Miss Marie Stahle, were dressed alike in frocks of magnolia crepe chiffon made with full skirts, bishops' sleeves caught at the wrists with bands of moonlight sequins, and finished with corselet belts of sequins. They wore flat-crowned turbans and they carried bouquets of hyacinths and
    orchids. A reception was held at 9 Darling st.11
  • 2 Oct 1942, Birth of Timothy Dennett Amherst CECIL: CECIL (nee Sue Dennett).— On September 26, at the Mercy Hospital, to Lieut., and Mrs James Cecil—a son.12
  • 7 Oct 1944, CECIL. — On October 1, at the Mercy Hospital, to Suzanne, wife of Lieut. B. J. A. Cecil, A.I.F. — a son (Jonathan Peter Amherst).13
  • 3 Sep 2008, A byword for classy clobber. Henry Buck's Descendants Have Maintained The Family Firm's Impeccable Reputation.
    ONE Australian menswear store has dressed every prime minister since 1890, except Gough Whitlam.
    The same emporium sold Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor the silk shirt he was wearing when he was gunned down in 1927; on a more salubrious note, actor Gregory Peck chose to shop there between takes while filming On the Beach in 1959.
    Sartorialists who know their Canali from their Cucinelli will also know the company in question is venerable Melbourne store Henry Bucks, which has been delivering the world's finest clothes to our shores since 1890.
    Turnbull & Asser and Derek Rose from Britain, Zegna, Etro and Rossetti from Italy, and Ascot, Hugo Boss and Brax from Germany are among the labels stocked by Henry Bucks, which in 1996 was awarded a coveted royal warrant for services to British export by the Duke of Kent.
    Founded by Henry Buck as a humble shirt-making business, the company today boasts six shops in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, occasional trunk shows that travel to other cities to present the seasonal collections to country and interstate customers, and a thriving trade from the catalogues it mails to 70,000 clients each year. The only Australian member of the International Menswear Group, a club of the world's best menswear specialists, Henry Bucks is also remarkable for being 100 per cent family owned in these times of globalisation and rationalisation.
    Henry Buck's great-grandson Tim Cecil has been the managing director of the company for the past 35 years and his brother Jonathan sits on the board and designs the stores and catalogues. Their mother is also on the board, dispensing maternal wisdom when required, and Jonathan's son Tim Jr has joined the company as a buyer working with his uncle.
    For a menswear obsessive, Tim Cecil certainly knows the way to a woman's heart. He greets me with macaroons and earl grey tea (it's too early for the top-shelf whisky that is the other preferred in-store tipple for Henry Bucks clients) when I arrive at the Collins Street shop on a frosty Melbourne afternoon. We're soon ensconced in the Yorkshire Room, a VIP client retreat named in honour of Buck's home county in England before he migrated to Australia in 1887, aged 13; a primary attraction was the warmer climate, which was expected to help cure his tuberculosis.
    We are surrounded by antiques and memorabilia dating back to Buck's stewardship of the company, including an old wooden writing desk, leather armchairs and sepia-toned photographs. One of the pictures is of Fred Dennett, a dashing young concert pianist who was something of a pop star in the early 20th century. He visited Melbourne in 1919 and married Buck's only daughter, Elsie, much to her parents' chagrin. "It was like Elsie was falling in love with Mick Jagger," Tim Cecil says. However, soon after the young couple ran away to India, Buck sent his daughter a telegram that read: "All is forgiven. Come Home. Love, Dad."
    This gesture changed the course of the firm's future, ensuring it stayed in the family. Dennett subsequently joined Henry Bucks, and he and Elaine had two children, Suzanne and Peter.
    When Suzanne grew up, she married Barclay James Amherst Cecil from England. He was 10 years her senior and something of "a James Bond character, an old roue if ever there was one", as Tim Cecil puts it. Suzanne's parents disapproved of the match until they discovered Barclay Cecil's family could be traced back to Elizabeth I.
    "My grandmother was a little bit impressed by that," Tim Cecil says. "So she encouraged the relationship and they eventually got married."
    The couple went to England after Tim and Jonathan were born, and the boys attended a public school in Buckinghamshire. At 21, Tim Cecil returned to Australia to join the family business.
    "I just loved it, the smell of silk and the touch of cotton," he says. "But after four years I wanted to go back to England, I had the four-year itch.
    In London during the swinging '60s he pursued his more bohemian inclinations, playing in a jazz band and writing poetry, but "I had no work, I had no money, so I got a job in the menswear business".
    He joined shirt-maker Turnbull & Asser on Jermyn Street in London, where he cut shirts and measured VIP customers, including the Beatles.
    At Turnbull & Asser he fell in love with the menswear business all over again.
    "It gave me a wonderful experience of the quality and luxury of menswear," he says. "The flamboyance, if you like, the beauty of impeccably made ties and shirts and the possibility of putting clothes together in your own way rather than following rules."
    Cecil returned to Australia to take over the family firm in 1973 after his grandfather died. Notwithstanding his respect for the firm's heritage, he set about rejuvenating it with all he had learned on Jermyn Street.
    "If you are buying fashion, you have to buy fashion that makes sense, that is wearable, fits well and is well made, rather than disposable clothing," he says. "But I did try a lot of new labels; some worked, some did not." The ones that worked included Zegna and Canali, which are two of the biggest sellers at Henry Bucks today.
    "It's a balancing act between integrity and fashion, between correct dressing and contemporary changes in direction," Cecil says. "The secret of buying is that it cannot be an ego trip, it has to be a commercial decision based on good taste and quality."
    The menswear market has grown exponentially during Cecil's 35 years of stewardship at Henry Bucks.
    "In my early days I used to say that 90per cent of menswear buying is influenced by women, that they decide the colours and the styles," he says. "Now most men I know are seriously interested in clothes, they are more knowledgeable and they read more fashion magazines. They ask for advice and respond to being sold things that they haven't tried before.
    The point of difference for Henry Bucks in the still expanding menswear market (more high-end boutiques, better selections in the department stores) is its unrivalled depth of knowledge and of labels.
    "If you have a really good salesperson, they can dress someone as the individual he wants to be rather than a fashion plate from head to toe," Cecil says. The typical Henry Bucks customer is aged 35 to 55, relatively affluent and "interested in being correctly dressed for every occasion but also wanting to express himself through his general demeanour, which includes clothes and accessories as well as with whom he speaks and how he lives".
    "I hope I'm not just buying for 65-year-olds, but I do think I have always bought for the same man, from when I was 25 to now I'm 65," he says.
    In any case, Cecil now has his 30-year-old nephew Tim as a buyer. "He buys most of the casual wear and with some other younger buyers also we make sure we maintain our edge."
    Sadly, he finds Australian men somewhat lacking in this respect. "They continue to wear dark suits to work," he laments. "They are quite conservative, so I tell the buyers to buy the suits conservatively but to be flamboyant with the accessories. When the really big money is in the suit, men want a dark suit. When visitors come from overseas they say: 'Why haven't you got any beige suits?' and I tell them people here really don't wear them."
    For Australian men, the creativity is in the details. "We used to do a lot of flamboyant shirting, but today it's all in the accessories, the ties and cufflinks. Braces can also be colourful and individual."
    Cecil decries the trend away from ties. "If you ask me, it's just bad dressing," he says. "A tie is the expression of a man's mood, who he's having lunch with, whether he has an important meeting, what image he wants to project."
    After 118 years in the menswear business, Henry Bucks remains a byword for style and excellence.
    "We haven't gone into womenswear or anything else," Cecil says. "We've kept to what we're good at: quality menswear for customers with integrity."14
  • 4 May 2016, Great-grandsons of Henry Bucks list items from Suzanne Cecil estate
    The great-grandsons of the famous Australian clothing company founder Henry Bucks are selling the art, antiques, furniture and the house from their mother’s estate.
    Timothy Cecil, who stepped down as managing director of the family owned clothing retailer in 2012, and his brother, Mornington Peninsula-based art dealer Jonathan Cecil, have listed for sale 331 items from Suzanne Cecil, who died in January aged 95.
    The catalogue includes a Bluthner walnut grand piano expected to sell for more than $3000 and a Fred McCubbin landscape of South Yarra — the suburb neighbouring Cecil’s house in Toorak in Melbourne’s inner southeast — which is expected to sell for more than $150,000.
    There is also a McCubbin Bush Landscape given to the Cecils as a wedding present by the McCubbin family, but no art or objects directly from Henry Bucks.
    Jonathan Cecil said the catalogued pieces, which go on display in the house next week, were surplus to heirlooms retained.
    “The family has kept things precious to the family, but is putting on to the market all the things we think should be enjoyed by others,” he said. “It’s truly a reflection of her taste and a generational need for change,” he said of the offered lots.
    Suzanne Cecil was the only surviving child of concert pianist Fred Dennett and Henry Bucks’s only daughter, Elsie. Bucks disapproved of his daughter’s union and they eloped to India, but the old man eventually sent a note that read: “All is forgiven. Come Home. Love, Dad.”
    After they returned, Dennett took over the business and Henry Bucks died while visiting his English homeland in 1933.
    Suzanne married an Englishman, Barclay Cecil, and spent much of her life in England, where her sons were educated, but the marriage did not survive and she returned to Melbourne with the boys in the 1960s.
    Tim Cecil eventually took over from his grandfather to run the clothing stores, six of which still operate. Since 2012, Jonathan’s son, also named Tim, has run the company, which was founded in Melbourne in 1890.
    That Henry Bucks is fifth­generation and wholly owned by the family is testament to “a lot of patience, communication and a glue that holds it all together,” Jonathan Cecil said.
    Suzanne Cecil was a member of the National Gallery of Victoria and Australian Ballet committees, a benefactor of 35 charities and a portrait painter who trained with William Dargie.
    “She loved to surround herself with things of beauty and this auction reflects her refined and eclectic taste,” Jonathan Cecil said.15

Citations

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    Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999.
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8160612
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  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 14 Jan 2016.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 18 Jan 2016.
  9. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/231156939
  10. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://www.antiquesreporter.com.au/index.cfm/auction-lots/…
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8152429
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Fri 2 Oct 1942, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245126669
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 7 Oct 1944, p2
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  14. [S14] Newspaper - The Australian, 3 Sep 2008, viewed online Dec 2018 - by Georgina Safe.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - The Australian, 4 May 2016, viewed online Dec 2018 - article by Michaela Boland
    Article illustrated: Among the lots to be auctioned is a Bluthner grand piano. / Timothy, left, and Jonathan Cecil at their late mother Suzanne’s home in Melbourne. ‘It’s truly a reflection of her taste’. Picture: Stuart McEvoy.
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