George Wellborne

M, #4861, b. 4 Mar 1831, d. 1901
Birth*4 Mar 1831 London, England.1 
Marriage*1866 Spouse: Catherine Louisa Roberts. VIC, Australia, #M1978.2
 
Death*1901 Melbourne West, VIC, Australia, #D2994 (Age 92) [sic] [par Henry Pelham WELLBORNE & Rose KESLERTON].3 

Family

Catherine Louisa Roberts b. 1831, d. Aug 1914
Child 1.Jessie Anna Maria Wellborne+ b. 1858, d. 28 Oct 1943

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Oct 1890, The hurdleracer Gulpha has been a bone of contention between his alleged owner, Mr. George Wellborne, and his trainer, S. Floyd. For some time each has claimed ownership. Mr. Wellborne declares that the horse is his property, that he paid for him, and has a receipt for the purchase money, but though he has endeavoured to gain possession of him he has been unable to do so. Gulpha was nominated by Floyd for the Mentone Hurdle Race, and on Tuesday he took the horse to the Prince's-bridge station for the purpose of sending him down by train, but when he attempted to ship him Mr. Wellborne interfered, and there was a general scrimmage for the possession of the horse, Mr. Wellborne pulling one way and Floyd another. The railway people tried to quell the disturbance, but failed, and as a policeman who came upon the scene could not pacify the belligerents, he took the two combatants, horse and all, to the watch house, the bipeds being charged with insulting behaviour, while the horse looked on inquiringly. After Wellborne and Floyd had been bailed out, the battle for possession was once more resumed. Then Mr. Frank Stephen, jun., who is Mr. Wellborne's solicitor, appeared upon the scene, and as Floyd at tempted to take possession ot the horse, the man of law informed him that if he did not desist he would give him into custody. Mr. Wellborne in the meantime made some very serious charges against Floyd concerning the horse, and eventually Gulpha was taken to Garton's stables in Little Collins-street, where he is to remain until the matter is decided.4

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line].
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "as WELLBORNE."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 18 Oct 1890, p13.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

George Mason

M, #4862, b. 1805, d. 20 Mar 1883
Birth*18051 
Marriage* Spouse: Jane Copeland.
 
Widower23 Apr 1858George Mason became a widower upon the death of his wife Jane Copeland.2 
Death*20 Mar 1883 Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, #D2524 (Age 78) [par George MASON].1 
Death-Notice*26 Mar 1883MASON.—On the 20th inst, George Mason, aged 78, the beloved father of Mrs Bowes, Australian Hotel, Bourke-street. R. I. P.3 

Grave

  • Roman Catholic Section H 265, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memoriam William Patrick BOWES
    died 25 Aug 1879 age 44 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of Florence Elizabeth MASON the dearly beloved niece and adopted daughter of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    of your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of Florence Elizabeth MASON, who departed this life 20 Nov 1897 age 20 yrs.
    verse
    left side - Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth BOWES the dearly beloved wife of
    William Patrick BOWES
    died 19 Aug 1910 age 68 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    the beloved father of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    who died 20 Mar 1883 age 78 yrs.
    right side - verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    died 7 Apr 1890 age 38 yrs.
    verse.4

Family

Jane Copeland b. 1810, d. 23 Apr 1858
Children 1.Elizabeth Mason+ b. 1842, d. 19 Aug 1910
 2.George Mason+ b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Mar 1883, INQUESTS. FOUND DROWNED.
    Dr. Youl, the city coroner, held an inquest at the Melbourne Morgue on Saturday on the body of George Mason, aged 78 years, formerly a soldier in the British army, but latterly a pensioner, which was found floating in the River Yarra near Prince's-bridge at half-past 2 o'clock on the 23rd inst. The deceased was last seen alive on the 20th at the Australian Hotel, Bourke-street, where he was heard to say he would no longer be a trouble. He had been drinking heavily for the last three weeks, and appeared to be slightly deranged in consequence. On the same evening, the deceased called at Wellbourn's Hotel in Bourke-street, and told the licensee that he intended to commit suicide. He then appeared sober enough, and as he had frequently declared his intention of committing suicide no notice was taken of him, as he was only considered to be joking. He told Mr. Wellbourn that he had had a misunderstanding with his daughters, and intended to drown himself. He had a glass of whisky, and went away. Nothing more was heard of him until his body was found in the river, with a piece of rope attached to one of his legs. Dr. Sterling made a post-mortem examination of the body, and certified that death was caused by drowning. There were no marks of violence on the body, and no traces of poison. The jury returned a verdict - that the deceased was found drowned, but there was no evidence to show how he got into the water.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "born Cast."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Mar 1883, p1.
  4. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Mar 1883, p7.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

Jane Copeland

F, #4863, b. 1810, d. 23 Apr 1858
Married NameMason. 
Birth*1810 
Marriage* Spouse: George Mason.
 
Death*23 Apr 1858 Castlemaine, VIC, Australia, #D4793 (Age 48) [par John COPELAND & Bridget].1 
Inquest26 Apr 1858Inquest held 1858/82. Female, Mason, Jane, Congestive apoplexy, Castlemaine.2 

Family

George Mason b. 1805, d. 20 Mar 1883
Children 1.Elizabeth Mason+ b. 1842, d. 19 Aug 1910
 2.George Mason+ b. 1852, d. 7 Apr 1890

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Apr 1858, CASTLEMAINE. CORONER'S INQUEST.-On Monday the Coroner held an inquest at the Metropolitan Holel on the body of Jane Mason, wife of George Mason, messenger at the Survey Office. From the evidence given by the son and daughter of deceased, and by other witnesses, it appeared she was much addicted to drinking, and occasionally quarrelled with her husband, who on Friday "scuffled" with her rather forcibly to induce her to go to bed, she being at the time in a state of intoxication. On Sunday morning about 12 o'clock she was under the influence of liquor, but otherwise apparently in good health. Her son saw her fall down in the back-yard of the house, and called his father. She was carried to bed, and Mr. O'Hay chemist and druggist, called in to her, but before his arrival she was dead. A wound being discovered at the back part of her head, and several serious bruises on various parts of her body, the husband was taken into costody to await tbe result of the inquest. It did not, however, appear that he had been guilty of any great violence towards deceased at any time. It seemed probable that the bruises, as well as the cut, were caused by falling about, and, as the modical testimony disclosed sufficient cause of death, the husband was liberated. The Coroner reviewed the evidence, and expressed his conviction that the deceased had died from congestion apoplexy. The Jury, without hesitation, returned a verdict accordingly.—Mount Alexander Mail.3

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "born Cast."
  2. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 60, item 1858/82
    Female, Mason, Jane, Congestive apoplexy, Castlemaine, 1858/82 Female, 26 Apr 1858,.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Apr 1858, p6.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

Elizabeth Mason

F, #4864, b. 1842, d. 19 Aug 1910
Father*George Mason b. 1805, d. 20 Mar 1883
Mother*Jane Copeland b. 1810, d. 23 Apr 1858
Married NameBowes.1 
Birth*18422 
Marriage* Spouse: William Patrick Bowes.1
 
Widow25 Aug 1879Elizabeth Mason became a widow upon the death of her husband William Patrick Bowes.1 
Death*19 Aug 1910 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D10876 [par George MASON & Jane COPELAND].2 
Death-Notice*22 Aug 1910BOWES. -On the 19th August at 67 Chapel street East St Kilda, of pneumonia Elizabeth, widow of the late W. P. Bowes R.I.P.3 

Grave

  • Roman Catholic Section H 265, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memoriam William Patrick BOWES
    died 25 Aug 1879 age 44 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of Florence Elizabeth MASON the dearly beloved niece and adopted daughter of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    of your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of Florence Elizabeth MASON, who departed this life 20 Nov 1897 age 20 yrs.
    verse
    left side - Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth BOWES the dearly beloved wife of
    William Patrick BOWES
    died 19 Aug 1910 age 68 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    the beloved father of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    who died 20 Mar 1883 age 78 yrs.
    right side - verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    died 7 Apr 1890 age 38 yrs.
    verse.4

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Nov 1879, NOTICE of APPLICATION for a PUBLICANS LICENCE.—To the Licensing Magistrates for the District of Melbourne - I, Elizabeth Bowes of the Australian Hotel, situate in Bourke street in the city of Melbourne, administratrix of the estate and effects of William Patrick Bowes, late the holder of a publican's licence for the said hotel, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will at the next licensing meeting, to be holden at Melbourne on the 9th day of December, 1870, apply for, a certificate authorising the issue of a publican's licence for a house situate at Bourke street west, in the city of Melbourne, containing 14 rooms, exclusive of those required for the use of the family. The house is at present known as the "Australian Hotel," and for which house a licence was granted to the said William Patrick Bowes.
    Dated the 19th day of November, A D 1879
    ELIZABETH BOWES
    L Prendergast solicitor for applicant, Bank place, Melbourne.5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Aug 1910, p1.
  4. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Nov 1879, p8.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

William Patrick Bowes

M, #4865, b. 1835, d. 25 Aug 1879
Probate (Will)* William P Bowes. Hotelkeeper. Melbourne. 25 Aug 1879. 19/577. VPRS 28/P0, unit 225.1 
Birth*1835 Queens Country, Ireland.2 
Marriage* Spouse: Elizabeth Mason.2
 
Death-Notice*25 Aug 1879BOWES. -On the 24th inst., at his residence, Australian Hotel, Bourke street west, W P Bowes, aged 44 years.3 
Death*25 Aug 1879 Australian Hotel, Bourke Street West, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D8595 (Age 44) [par John BOWES & Sarah BRAY].2 

Grave

  • Roman Catholic Section H 265, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memoriam William Patrick BOWES
    died 25 Aug 1879 age 44 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of Florence Elizabeth MASON the dearly beloved niece and adopted daughter of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    of your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of Florence Elizabeth MASON, who departed this life 20 Nov 1897 age 20 yrs.
    verse
    left side - Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth BOWES the dearly beloved wife of
    William Patrick BOWES
    died 19 Aug 1910 age 68 yrs.
    verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    the beloved father of Mrs. W. P. BOWES
    who died 20 Mar 1883 age 78 yrs.
    right side - verse
    Sacred to the memory of George MASON
    died 7 Apr 1890 age 38 yrs.
    verse.4

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Aug 1879, INQUEST. DEATH OF MR. W. P. BOWES.
    Dr Youl held an inquest yesterday upon the body of William Patrick Bowes, aged 44 years, who died early the same day.
    George Watson, gentleman, master of the Melbourne Hounds, deposed that he was out on Saturday last. The deceased changed horses with him. The horse was a young one, but not vicious. The animal threw witness just before starting, and as he was a little hurt deceased took his horse. After going several miles deceased told witness that the horse was a splendid jumper.
    Witness did not see the accident. Deceased had one leg shorter than the other.
    James Blair, jun., gentleman, deposed that he was out with the hounds on Saturday last. Deceased was there too, and witness heard him say that his horse went very well. Soon after deceased had jumped his horse out of a field the animal swerved and commenced to kick. The deceased fell on his head off the horse. He seemed to have lost control of the animal. Wltness pulled up and went to his assistance. He was lying upon his face on a broad flat stone, and was quite insensible. The occurrence was quite accidental.
    Mr James B Gill gave corroborative evidence.
    Mr T. N. Fitzgerald, surgeon, deposed that he was called to see deceased at half past 7 o'clock on Saturday evening. He found him in an insensible condition. There were severe lacerations of the scalp. The skull was not fractured. Deceased gradually grow worse, and died early on Monday morning. The cause of death was laceration of the brain from external violence.
    The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.5
  • 3 Sep 1879, A sad accident occurred in the hunting field, on Saturday, August 23, resulting in the death of Mr W P Bowes, who had for many years occupied a prominent place in sporting circles. Mr Bowes was out with the Melbourne hounds, when bis horse fell with him, and the unfortunate gentleman was precipitated on to the head, receiving in juries which proved fatal in a few hours.6

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Aug 1879, p1.
  4. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Aug 1879, p7.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Sep 1879, p1S.
Last Edited18 Mar 2017

John Thomas Cosgrave

M, #4873, b. 1853, d. 22 Sep 1914
Birth*1853 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B45581 [par John COSGRAVE & Ellen ATCHISON].1 
Marriage*18 Apr 1877 Spouse: Agnes Hallows. St Mary's, Hotham, VIC, Australia, #M1378.2
 
Marriage-Notice*14 May 1877COSGRAVE—HALLOWS.— On the 18th April, at St. Mary's, Hotham, by the Rev. H. P. Handfield, John T., son of Mr. John Cosgrave, City Treasurer, to Agnes, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Hallows, Hotham.3 
Land-UBeac*19 Feb 1884 PAK-83. Transfer from Sarah Maria 'Marie' Priston to John Thomas Cosgrave. 20a 0r 14p.4 
Land-Note*31 Mar 1884 PAK-83: Mortgagee: Mary Smart. Mortgage discharged 10 Apr 1886. Mortgagor was John Thomas Cosgrave.5 
Land-Note14 Apr 1886 PAK-83: Mortgagee: William James Lucas. Mortgage discharged 13 Apr 1889. Mortgagor was John Thomas Cosgrave.6 
Land-UBeac*13 Apr 1889 PAK-83. Transfer from John Thomas Cosgrave to John Wilkinson. 20a 0r 14p.7 
Land-Note*25 Feb 1890 PAK-83: Mortgagee: Harry Will Perrin. Mortgage No 110009. Not discharged. Mortgagor was John Thomas Cosgrave.8 
Land-UBeac25 Feb 1890 PAK-83. Transfer from John Wilkinson to John Thomas Cosgrave. 20a 0r 14p.9 
Land-Note29 Aug 1890 PAK-83: Mortgagee: The General Finance Agency and Guarantee Company of Australila Limited. Mortgage not discharged. Mortgagor was John Thomas Cosgrave.10 
Widower20 Mar 1903He became a widower upon the death of his wife Agnes Hallows.11 
Land-UBeac*6 Apr 1911 PAK-83. Transfer from John Thomas Cosgrave to Ida Florence Luke. 20a 0r 14p - Transfer from Edward Kinder, Eleanor Welch, Emma Eardley, Shadforth Touzeau transfer to Ida Florence Luke (not clear of how they came into ownership.)12 
Death*22 Sep 1914 Williamstown, VIC, Australia, #D12133 (Age 62) [par John COSGRAVE & Ellen ATCHESON].13 
Death-Notice*23 Sep 1914COSGRAVE.—On the 22nd September, at 46 Morris street, South Williamstown, John Thomas Cosgrave, aged 64 years.
COSGRAVE. — The Friends of the late Mr. JOHN THOMAS COSGRAVE are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral will arrive at the cemetery THIS DAY (Wednesday) at 4 o'clock p.m.
THOS. LONSDALE, Undertaker, Ferguson street, Williamstown. 'Phone 23, Williamstown.14
 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 May 1885, THE NEW PAKENHAM SHIRE. To the Editor of the S. B. and M. Journal. SIR,--The letter signed "Beaconsfield Ratepayer" in the S. B. & M. Journal of the 29th ult. is so thoroughly to the point as to the position Beaconsfield would occupy should the petition for severance be granted, that Councillor Souter, in replying in your issue of 6th inst., fails to disprove the arguments used therein, not withstanding his classical quotations, &c. I, with many other of my friends, signed the petition without even having read it, on the assurance that it was best for our interests; but on reading it some time afterwards I found the statements made to me were not in keeping with the prayer of the petition. Seeing we have been led away by the specious, I will not say interested, arguments of others, we purpose addressing a joint letter to the Governor-in-Council, asking that our names maybe withdrawn from the said petition, the signatures having been obtained under a misapprehension of the facts. It will tend to show Councillor Souter that instead of a minority of one being opposed to severance, hundreds will be found to object when they know what the actual outcome of the petition they signed will be, and how detrimental to the interests of the district. So that your readers may be saved the exertion of finding out "the name and the man", as complained of by your correspondent. I beg to subscribe myself, yours, &c, J. T. COSGROVE. Beaconsfield.15
  • 2 Jun 1886, BEACONSFIELD. From our own Correspondent, I see that since my last letter Beaconsfield has made more strides in the building line. Mr. J. T. Cosgrove is adding to his present residence and intends building a tower, some eighty or one hundred feet high, from which, from the elevated position of his house, a splendid view will be obtained, and the most fastidious can satiate nature's wandering gaze.16
  • 15 Sep 1886, From J. T. Cosgrove, asking for improvements on the road between Craik's corner and Harbor's, and offering to contribute £10 towards cost.-On the motion of Councillor Goff, seconded by Counicillor Sykes, the Engineer was instructed to confer with Mr. Cosgrove and bring up an estinate of the cost with a view to having the work carried out.17
  • 28 Aug 1895, MINES ACT 1890. Appendix A.—(Rule 4) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR MINING LEASE. I, the undersigned, hereby give notice that, within seven days from the date hereof, * I will leave with the Warden of the Mining Division of St Andrews Division of the Castlemaine Mining District of Heidelberg, an application for a Lease for Mining on Private Land, the particulars whereof are hereunder set forth:— Name in full of each Applicant, with the full address of each, and style under which it is intended that the business shall be carried on — John Thomas Cosgrave of Willurah, Lisson Grove, Hawthorn ; The Willurah Gold Mining Syndicate. Extent and situation of land applied for, and whether on or below the surface, or both, or a lode—About 30 acres; part of portion 80, 81, 83, 84, parish of Pakenham, County of Mornington; on or below surface; a quartz reef. Name od each Person who owns the land or any part thereof—W. Brisbane, portion 80 ; A. Lambert, portion 81 ; J. T. Cosgrave, portion 83 ; L. L. Smith, portion 84. Name of each person (if any) who is in occupation of the land—W. Brisbane, (Melbourne); A. Lambert, Collins St., Melbourne; J. T. Cosgrave, Hawthorn; L. L. Smith, Collins St., Melbourne. Minimum number of men to be employed—For the first 6 months, 2 men ; subsequently when in full work, 6 men. Precise locality of the land—Starting at a post on south boundary of portion 84 and running about N 15 E for about 50 chains to a post, thence E 15 S 6 chains to a post, thence S 15 W 50 chains, thence W 15 N 6 chains along south boundary of portion 84 to commencing post. Term required—Fourteen (14) years. Time of commencing operations—September 16th, 1895.
    Amount of money proposed to be invested and in what manner the land is to be worked—£500; sinking and prospecting for a gold bearing quartz lode. Whether the boundaries of the land applied for will include any river, creek, deposit of permanent water, spring, artificial reservoir, public roads, or subject to any public rights—None; except 6 chains of a public road on northern boundary of portion 83. General remarks—Nil.
    Date and place—August 16th, 1895; Melbourne. Dated this 16th day of August, 1895. JOHN THOMAS COSGRAVE, Applicant aforesaid.
    Note:-Warning to applicants.—If at any time after the execution of the Mining Lease granted on this aplication a less number of of men be employed, or if the ground be not worked to the best advantage, then and in either case the Mining Lease will be liable to be forfeited or declared void.18
  • 6 Nov 1895, From J. T. Cosgrove, asking if the council would put a man on for three days to repair the road leading from the Telegraph road to his gate ; he paid half the original cost of making the road and the council had been put to no expense for maintenaince; -Dayman to be put on.19

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Roman St Francis Melbourne."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne), 14 May 1877, p78.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1296-067 - John Thomas Cosgrave of Williamstown Shipping Clerk - C/T 1535-951.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - Mortgage No 59032 to Mary Smart.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - Mortgage No 71930 to William James Lucas.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - John Wilkinson of No 6 St James Buildings William Street Melbourne Civil Engineer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - Mortgage No 110009 to Harry Will Perrin.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - John Thomas Cosgrave of Nos 461 to 471 Bourke Street Melbourne Shipping Manager.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - Mortgage No 116089 to The General Finance Agency and Guarantee Company of Australila Limited. Mortgage not discharged.
  11. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - Edward Kinder, Eleanor Welch, Emma Eardley, Shadforth Touzeau transfer to Ida Florence Luke of Pine Lodge Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman - C/T 3499-704.
  13. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Sep 1914, p1.
  15. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 13 May 1885, p3.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Jun 1886, p3.
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 15 Sep 1886, p3.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 28 Aug 1895, p2.
  19. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 6 Nov 1895, p3.
Last Edited18 Aug 2018

Dr Thomas Elmes

M, #4874, b. 1837, d. 8 Dec 1893
Dr Thomas ELMES
(1839-1893)
Father*Rev John Elmes b. 1806, d. 5 Jan 1869
Mother*Marion Blair b. 1814, d. 7 Jul 1877
ChartsDescendants of Rev John ELMES
Birth*1837 Ennis, Clare, Ireland.1 
Marriage*7 May 1866 Spouse: Sarah Bamford Turner. St Decumans, Watchet, Somerset, England, Jun Q [Williton] 5c 480 - as Sarah B GAY.2,3
Marriage-Notice*12 May 1866Thomas Elmes. Esq., M.D., Limerick, to Sarah Bamford, relict of the late Graham Gay, Esq. of Bristol, and third daughter of the late John Turner, Esq., of Higridge House, Dundry. No cards.4 
Marriage-Notice16 May 1866... MD, son Rev Dr Elmes, rector of St John's, Limerick...5 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel8 Sep 1868 Sailing with Sarah Bamford Elmes Frances Fitzgerald Elmes to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Antiope sailing from Liverpool. Dr Elmes was ship's surgeon. Arrived on 19 November.6
Land-UBeac*b 1 Dec 1879Dr Thomas Elmes selected land from the Crown. PAK-83. 20a 0r 14p - Land File 2560/19
Crown Grant to T. ELMS on 1 Dec 1879 - rated until 1881/82 (occupation surgeon) - then Cosgrove.7,8,9 
Land-UBeac*15 Oct 1881 PAK-83. Transfer from Dr Thomas Elmes to Sarah Maria 'Marie' Elms. 20a 0r 14p.10 
Note*1885 Sarah Bamford Elmes Bill of Sale 71316 Thomas Elmes Sarah Bamford Elmes Lyall Road Berwick.11 
Occupation*1 Oct 1889 Dr Thomas Elmes worked at Inebriate Asylum as temporary superintendant, earning £150 per year. Relieved 30 Sep 1892 (Institution closed.)12 
Death*8 Dec 1893 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D13202 (Age 54) [par John ELMES].13 
Death-Notice*9 Dec 1893ELMES.—On the 8th inst., at his residence, Berwick, Thomas Elmes, J.P., F.R. C.S.I, second son of the late Rev John Elmes of Limerick, in his 55th year.
ELMES.-The funeral of the late THOMAS ELMES will leave his late residence, Berwick, for the place of interment the Berwick Cemetery, on Sunday, the 10th inst at 3 pm
J and R GRANT, Undertakers, Berwick.14 
Probate (Will)*3 Mar 1894 54/001. Thomas ELMES Date of grant: 03 Mar 1894; Date of death: 08 Dec 1893; Occupation: Surgeon; Residence: Berwick. Owned no real estate. He had a life policy valued at £300, book debts of £20 and £40 was realised by the sale of the goodwill of his practice.15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1841St John's Parish, St John's Square, Limerick, Limerick, Ireland(Head of Household) Rev John Elmes;
Age 4
Member(s) of Household: Marion Elmes Mary King Elmes16
1851St John's Parish, St John's Square, Limerick, Limerick, Ireland(Head of Household) Rev John Elmes;
Age 13 - born Ennis Co Clare
Member(s) of Household: Marion Elmes, John Blair Elmes, Mary King Elmes, Elizabeth Jane Elmes, Stephen William Elmes, Robert Henry Elmes, Charles Frederick Elmes, Michael Fitzgerald Elmes, Georgina Susan Elmes17

Grave

  • Plot 4-619-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia18

Family

Sarah Bamford Turner b. c May 1837, d. 26 Feb 1927
Children 1.Frances Fitzgerald Elmes+ b. 23 Apr 1867, d. 13 Feb 1919
 2.Philip Fitzgerald Elmes b. 1869, d. 1870
 3.Frederick Warre Elmes b. 1872, d. 11 Jul 1950
 4.Herbert Oliver Elmes+ b. 1873, d. 5 Nov 1916
 5.John Turner Elmes+ b. 10 Dec 1875, d. 26 Feb 1945
 6.Robert Maynard Elmes+ b. 10 May 1877, d. 25 Feb 1956

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Jun 1868, BANKRUPTS-TUESDAY, June 28.
    Thomas Elmes, Bishops Lydeard, Somersetshire, doctor of medicine, July 4, Exeter.19
  • 30 Jun 1868, BANKRUPTCY ENGAGEMENTS.—Saturday.—Thomas Elmes, doctor of medicine and surgeon, Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, choice at noon.20
  • 21 Aug 1868, EXETER BANKRUPTCY COURT—Yesterday. (Before Mr. Commissioner Andrews.)
    Re Thomas Elmes. Bishop's Lydeard, M.D. Adjourned last examination. Mr. Clarke for the estate, and Mr. Hirtzel for the bankrupt. Bankrupt's total liabilities were £401; assets, £305. The principal debt, £80, is for borrowed cash. One of the book-debts entered as good is £118. Bankrupt's wife is entitled by settlement to certain plate, and a policy on bankrupt's life for £400. Bankrupt stated that his brother, in practice in Melbourne, owed him £118, and would very likely remit the money. Had sold a gig fortnight before the bankruptcy for £13, which had been used up as income ; gave £200 for his practice, worth about £160 per annum. Had been led to expect that it would reach £1,000 per annum. Had often been destitute of money to buy necessaries. Bankrupt passed his examination.21
  • 28 Aug 1868, Bishop's Lydeard.—On Friday, at the Exeter Bankruptcy Court, before Mr. Commissioner Andrews. Thomas Elmes, of Bishop's Lydeard, doctor of medicine, came up for last examination and applied for his discharge. The bankrupt was supported by Mr. Hirtzell, and opposed by Mr. Clarke, who appeared for the estate. The bankrupt owed £401 19s, and his assets amounted to £305. The unsecured debts have been contracted during the past three years, the principal one of £80 odd,being due by cash borrowed. There are smaller sums of £25 also due for cash borrowed ; the remaining debts are due for goods purchased. The secured creditor holds a bill of sale for £125, given by Miss Gray, of Bristol. The bankrupt's wife is entitled under a marriage settlement to certain articles of plate, and pictures, and to a policy of assurance for £400 on bankrupt's life. In reply to Mr. Clarke, the bankrupt stated that his brother owed him £118 but he had no security for the amount. His brother was now in Melbourne, and had been written to in reference to the debt. Witness denied having removed any goods from his premises a day or two before the bankruptcy. He employed a carrier to take to the station some articles of wearing apparel. A short time before the bankruptcy he sold a carriage of his for £13. On being questioned by Mr. Hirtzell, bankrupt stated that when first he went to Bishop's Lydeard he had about £310. He purchased a business which he was told would in time be worth £1,000 ; but it did not exceed £160 per annum. His Honour allowed him to pass his last examination, and gave him his discharge.22
  • 19 Nov 1868, PORT PHILLIP HEADS. Arrived, November 18. — Antiope, ship, from Liverpool ; she has gone up the South Channel.
    CAPE OTWAY. November 18, 9 a.m.— Antiope, ship, from Liverpool, seventy days out.23
  • 20 Nov 1868, The Iron clipper ship Antiope, from Liverpool, arrived in the Bay yesterday, after a splendid passage of seventy days, and was berthed along side the Sandridge Railway pier. She sailed from the Mersey on the 9th of September, and was off Cape Otway on the 17th inst; and but for the light untoward weather met with to the tropics, there is reason to believe that one of the quickest runs ever yet made out to this colony by a sailing vessel would have been recorded. Captain Withers reports that the Antiope crossed the equator on 4th October, in long. 30deg. W., and passed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on 27th October, in lat. 43deg. 48min. S. The S.E trades were favourable, and were carried to lat. 24deg. S. The easting was run down chiefly between the parallels of lat. 44deg. and 45deg., but the furthest southing attained was lat 46deg. 41min. From the line to the Leuwin, the meridian of which was passed on the 9th inst., the ship had favourable winds, and made some very steady running. Messrs. Dickson, Williams and Co. are agents of the ship.24
  • 20 Nov 1868, SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT OF MELBOURNE (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) Arrived. (Port Phillip Head). November 19—Antiope, ship, from Liverpool;25
  • 25 Nov 1868, WILLIAMSTOWN.—At this court on Tuesday, Daniel Downer was again brought up on the charge of committing a capital offence on a little girl named Clara Gilbert. Mr. Thomas Elmes, surgeon of the ship Antiope, stated that on the 27th September he examined the child, whom he found suffering from severe injuries, the nature of which he described. He also saw her on the following day, but did not afterwards visit her professionally. The day after the occurrence he discovered that the prisoner was suffering from disease. He had that morning examined the child, at the request of the Bench, but could not find any trace of disease. The injuries which he had described could not have resulted from accident. The evidence of the water police was to the effect that when they boarded the vessel on her arrival in port, they were unable to find Downey, and after searching for upwards of an hour and a half, they discovered him stowed away among the cargo. Mr. Murphy having addressed the Bench for the defence, the magistrates expressed an opinion that a prima facie case had been made out, and committed the prisoner for trial.26
  • 25 Nov 1868, Serious Offence on Board the Ship Antiope.—At the Williamstown Police Court, yesterday, before Messrs Mollison and Power, Daniel Downey, a man of about thirty, engine driver on board the ship Antiope, was brought up, on remand, charged with carnally knowing and abusing a child named Clara Gilbert, aged four years, on board the Antiope, on the 27th September last, on the high seas. Mr Murphy appeared to defend the prisoner, and Sergeant Harvey, of the water police, to conduct the prosecution. The first witness examined was Thos. Elms, surgeon of the ship Antiope, sworn, said : I know the prisoner and the child Clara Gilbert. I remember the 27th of September last. About half past eight on the evening of that day I was brought to Mrs Gilbert's cabin to see her child, and found that she had been much injured. (The witness here described the injuries, and said that there were traces of considerable violence having been used.) I have examined the child this morning, but she is suffering from no disease that I can see. Cross-examined : From the time of making my examination on the 28th of September, I was never asked by the mother of the child to inspect it. I do not believe that the injuries I saw could have been the result of an accident. I did not see the child until half-past eight o'clock in the evening of the 27th. From the evidence of the Water Police Constable, it appeared that the prisoner endeavoured to conceal himself when the constable went on board to arrest him. The Bench committed the prisoner for trial.27
  • 26 Dec 1868, By the Antiope, which ship leaves immediately for Calcutta, 130 horses have been shipped for the Indian market.28
  • 1 Feb 1869, Thomas Elmes, Esq., surgeon, to be public vaccinator for the district of Wood's Point;29
  • 30 Nov 1869, BANKRUPTS.—DECLARATION OF DIVIDENDS.—Thomas Elmes, Bishop's Lydeard, doctor of medicine, first div. of 2s 3 1/2d. The above dividends are payable any Tuesday or Friday at Mr. Carrick's, Exeter.30
  • 22 Jan 1870, In the Gazette of yesterday there appears an announcement of the appointment of .... has been appointed public vaccinator ... Mr. Andrew Nash, surgeon, for the district of Wood's Point, vice Mr. T. Elmes, resigned.31
  • 27 Jul 1870, INQUESTS. An inquiry was hold on Monday, by Mr. Candler, at Berwick, into the circumstances attending the death of Edward Brunt, aged nine years. On Saturday last, deceased, who was a farmer's son, was about a stack of hay, when the stack fell and covered him. He was got out in about 10 minutes, but life was extinct. Some straw had been cut from the stack, and the top being wet made it top heavy, but it was not thought there was any ¡danger of a fall. Dr. Elmes made a post-mortem examination, from which it appeared that death had been caused by fracture of 'the spine, and must have been instantaneous. A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned.32
  • 30 Jul 1870, CURIOUS FATAL ACCIDENT. An inquest was held on Tuesday at Brunswick [sic], by Mr. Candler, district coroner, on the body of Edward Brunt, a lad twelve years of age, whose death was caused on Saturday in a rather remarkable manner. Ralph Brunt, the father of the deceased, was ploughing in a paddock near the house, and noticed in the course of the afternoon that a stack of straw in the paddock had toppled over. He had noticed his son near the stack previously, and feared an accident. This made him rush at once to the place, and on the way he met a boy, who said he believed that the deceased was under the hay, as he had seen him playing about it just before it fell over, and had not seen him since. The father at once commenced to remove the hay and sent for assistance. In about ten minutes, after having removed nearly a ton of hay, he came upon the unfortunate lad, lying on his face and quite dead, although his body was still warm. The father stated that ke had no idea the stack was likely to fall. Dr. Elmes, who had made a post-mortem examination, said that the whole of the vertebras were more or less fractured, and the spinal cord was completely severed. Death most have been instantaneous. A verdict of accidental death was returned.33
  • 6 Aug 1870, The following surgeons have been appointed public vaccinators: Mr. T. Elmes at Berwick.34
  • 12 Apr 1877, BERWICK.—The rising township of Berwick has hitherto been without any building belonging to the Church of England. Recently the railway works and the selection of land has added temporarily some energetic men, and it was thought by the prominent residents that the proper time to take action had arrived, and steps were taken to set about the good work ; the result is that a neat little church has been erected. The land for the purpose was granted several years since, about an acre, fronting Palmer and Peel streets—a beautiful and commanding situation. The work is now completed at a cost of £400, which includes seats and all the necessary furniture. Mr. Lunt, C.E., made the plan of the building and officiated as honorary architect ; whilst Messrs. H. Searle, G. Miller, Curtois, and others have been most energetic in their efforts. On Friday evening, 2nd March, a tea-meeting and concert was given in aid of the building fund in the State-school, the tables being liberally provided by Mrs. Lunt, Mrs. Souter, Mrs. Searle, Mrs. Startup, Miss Brock, Mrs. Officer, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Curtois, and Mrs. Elmes. The tea-meeting was followed by a concert, at which Mr. G. W. Robinson officiated as chairman. The performers were mostly local, the exceptions being temporary residents, with Miss Evans, a visitor from Melbourne, who is an excellent pianist. The lady performers were Mrs. Curtois, Misses Evans, M'Dowall, Lunt, Brock ; the gentlemen being Messrs. Henderson, Parsons, A'Beckett, Nash, and Master Champion. Mr. Camm's name appeared on the programme, but he was indisposed. Mr. Trounson gave a Shakesperian recitation. Over £30 was realised by the evening. On Friday, 9th March, the Bishop of Melbourne and Mrs. Moorhouse arrived en route from Gippsland. They were met by Dr. Elmes, Messrs. Curtois and Miller, and other officers of the church, together with the Rev. Dr. Bromby, Rev. P. J. Smith and Canon Becher, who had come out from Melbourne for the opening of the new church. The clerical party were hospitably entertained at luncheon by the church committee. At three o'clock divine service was commenced in the church, which was densely crowded, the Rev. P. J. Smith reading prayers. The first lesson was read by Canon Becher, the second lesson by Dr. Bromby. After an able sermon from the Bishop, the offertory was taken up, which amounted to about £15. After service the Bishop and Mrs. Moorhouse proceeded to Melbourne. The following Sunday divine service was conducted by the Rev. P. J. Smith with large congregations, the collections amounting to £5, making the collections at the opening services over £20. Too much praise cannot be given, to those energetic men by whose exertions the church has been erected.35
  • 26 Dec 1883, BERWICK GRAMMAR SCHOOL. The first annual distribution of prizes in connection with the above school, was held on Thursday evening last, in the presence of a large audience of parents and friends. Dr. T. Elmes J.P. occupied the chair, and in opening the proceedings, gave a brief but highly euogistic account of the career of the school during the past fifteen months. The principal, Mr. Edward Vieusseux, then read the annual report, which was as follows:—"In pre senting this, the first annual report of the Berwick Grammar School, I feel glad to be able to state that the past year has been more favorable than I expected, for, although the attendance has not been as numerous as it might have been, still there has been an increase during each succeeding quarter; and the many in quiries and promises of pupils for the coming year, lead me to anticipate an ex cellent commencement for 1884. How ever, be the number what it may, the Grammar School will ever strive to do justice to each one, and to be ever ready at the call of duty; so that all, in after years, may look back on the time spent here, not only as a part of their lives use fully and profitably employed, but also as to a happy period of their existence, dur ing which, work and enjoyment, duty and pleasue, were so blended as to leave for ever in their minds a pleasing recol lection of their schooldays. Of the or dinary routine of the school, I can merely say, that on the whole the work done has been fairly satisfactory, in a few instances exeedingly good, and in others corres pondingly bad; in fact, I have been greatly disappointed with some, who, though possessing ability enough, had not the perseverance to try and keep on try ing, in the face of difficulties. However, I trust, that the successes of their com panions will urge them on to better and more continued efforts during the next year. Of the system of marking and ex aminations, I will now say a few words. All the boys in the different classes are marked daily for the work done, the marks ranging from 0 to 5, and any boy who has obtained 75 per cent. of the marks given, is considered to have ob tained the pass number, while those ob taining 50 per cent. are deemed to have been satisfactory. Examinations are held every quarter, the examination marks, together with those obtained during the quarter, are added together for the prizes at the end of the year; and a boy must have obtained the pass number, that is, 75 per cent. of the nmarks given, to entitle him to a prize. That rule does not pre vent me from awarding a prize, in a case where, from one cause or another, a boy has failed to obtain the required number of marks. Of the school discipline I must speak highly—kindness and firmness have been the mottoes of the masters, and I will say that nearly all the boys have heartily responded to it, the year having passed without trouble of any consequence. The sports, especially cricket and football have received their fair share of atention, and I am very pleased to say the school has pretty well held its own, winning the majority of the matches played. To the gentlemen who have assisted me, I offer my best and warmest thanks for their un tiring efforts during the year, and to them the success of the school is in a great measure due. And now the last scene in our scholastic year remains to be en acted — the distribution of the prizes awarded in the several classes—a very pleasing one for me. To the pupils I would say, may success in your school life but serve to stimulate you to efforts in after life, which shall under God's bless ing, tend to success in all you undertake. The prize list was then read, after which Dr. Elmes distributed the prizes of which the following is the prize list.-Class I. English, G. Brunet; geography, G. Warry; French, A. Brunet; writing, A. Kent; conduct, A. Brunet. Class II. English, not awarded; geography, no. awarded! arithmetic, F. A'Beckett and G. Clark ; French, F. Britten; Latin, F. Coppin; writing, F. Coppin; conduct, F Elmes. Special prize for highest number of marks, D. MacKinnon and F. Elmes. Class III (Matriculation). English, R. A'Beckett; geography, R. A'Beckett; history, not awarded; mathematics, not awarded; French, R. A'Beckett; Latin, R. A'Beckett. Special prize for perseverance and industry, D. Clark. Gymnastics, juniors, D. MacKinnon and J. Hennings; seniors, F. Coppin. Drawing, G. Coppin. Music, T. Dwyer. Conduct in the house, G. Clark. After the prizes had been dis tributed the chairman called for three cheers for Mr. and Mrs. Vieusseux, which having been most vociferously responded a to the proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the chairman.36
  • 16 Apr 1884, MEETING OF RATEPAYERS AT BERWICK.
    A moderately attended meeting of ratepayers was held last Saturday evening in Bain's Border Hotel, Berwick, to consider and decide upon the advisability of adding another riding to the Shire of Berwick, or a re-adjustment of the boundaries of the present ridings. Mr. Hanley, was voted to the chair, and read the petition which caused him to convene the meeting. He briefly stated that the majority of the councillors objected to a fourth riding of the Shire, but were agreeable to have the boundaries of the Shire so re-adjusted that the most important portions of the Shire would be properly represented in the Shire Council.
    Councillor White remarked that three months ago Couuncillor Souter brought forward a motion at the Council for the establishment of a fourth riding to be called the Gembrook riding, and it was objected to by a majority of the Councillors on account of the small amount of rates received from that portion of the Shire. He himself opposed the motion. Then a meeting was held at Gembrook and a petition signed asking the Minister to proclaim their territory as a fourth riding to the Shire of Berwick. At a subsequent meeting of the Council, he moved that the Minister be asked not to grant the prayer of that petition. The reason that he objected was because the official work necessary for carrying on another riding was so much that the receipts from that particular riding would not justify the expeniditure. If there was to be a fourth riding the Council would support the claims of Beaconsfield in preference to those of Gembrook. In financial matters the Berwick Council had managed as well as the majority of other councils in the colony. It was for them (the ratepayers) to decide whether a fourth riding was required or not, because he did not think it was at the present time.
    Mr. Brisbane, the next speaker, remarked that Mr. White's objections to a Beaconsfield riding were invalid. If the Berwick councillors approved he thought it proper to go in straight for a Beaconsfield riding. No doubt the Council had done their best, but there was always this in business that one person thought he could do better for others than they could
    for themselves. It would be better for the Beaconsfield ratepayers to obtain a riding for themselves, and by taking decisive action they could defeat the object of the Gembrock petition. He had no hesitation in asserting that the rates obtained from Beaconsfield would soon exceed those of the Berwick riding. Their interests had not been studied as they should have been.
    Councillor White then rose and submitted a motion in favour of the readjustment of boundaries. He stated that the rates from Gembrook amounted to only £170, whilst Berwick, Pakenham and Scoresby ridings were credited with £466, £702 and £490 respectively.
    —Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Mr. Brisbane moved as an amendment that a new riding, to be called the Beaconsfield riding, be formed. It would, he said, put a final stop to the disruption of the shire. If the Minister has stated he is in favour of a fourth riding their only chance was to combine in putting forth the claims of Beaconsfield.—Mr. Goff in seconding the amendment remarked that they had had confidence in the Berwick people, and if their support was withdrawn it would leave the Beaconsfield residents in a disgraceful position.
    Mr. Henderson said he had no objection to a fourth riding, but he could see plainly that twelve members could not work amicably together. He did not consider that Beaconsfield was totally unrepresented, but thought it should be annexed to Berwick in order to obtain sufficient representation. Personally he was in favour of a re-adjustment of the boundaries.
    Dr. Elmes considered the agitation for a Gembrook riding a very insidious movement. If it could be shown that there would be a fair re-distribution Beaconsfield would go with the rate-payers; if not let them have a fourth riding, and then they would be satisfied.
    Mr. White remarked that the boundaries of the proposed Beaconsfield riding went within 100 yards of the Pakenham Post Office, and the Pakenham people would never agree to it. Mr. Wilson said he had not heard any thing to justify the amendment, or show that it was at all feasible or fair. Their shire was very large, and Beaconsfield riding would be only a small speck in it. The Berwick people were acting disinterestedly, and were anxious to facilitate approach to the township. Berwick riding was cramped for want of territory, and there was a necessity for a re-adjustment of boundaries. He thought it fair if any portion of a district desired to be annexed to another for mutual benefit that their wishes should be granted. He looked upon the Council as a joint stock company, in which share holders obtained profits in proportion to the number of their shares. There were a number of conflicting opinions on the subject amongst the ratepayers, and he considered it would be improper to proceed further until the matter was thoroughly understood.
    Mr. Swift thought the matter should be settled at once. He resided in Beaconsfield, and would sooner have a new riding or be annexed to Berwick, than remain as at present.
    The amendment was then put to the meeting by the chairman and lost, and the motion carried.
    Dr. Elmes moved that opposition be made to the petition which has been presented to the Minister by the Gembrook ratepayers.—Seconded by Mr. Henderson and carried.
    A unanimous vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the proceedings.37
  • 23 Apr 1884, To the Editor of the S. B. & M. Journal. SIR.—In your last issue I am named as the proposer of a certain resolution in the course of a meeting which took place at Bain's hotel on Saturday, April 12. I was not even present at the meeting, and as is well-known, take no part whatever in local politics. I should have thought your reporter would have been able to distinguish my lanky form, from the respectable rotundity of Mr. Wm. Elms of Beaconsfield. However flattered I may be by the mistake, it is possible Mr. Elms may not be equally so. Trusting that you will insert this letter in your next issue, I remain, yours sincerely, THOS. ELMES
    [Our representative on this occasion has not been often at public meetings at Berwick. He was told the name of the speaker was Elmes, and having only heard of Dr. Elmes, thought it was him.] ED.38
  • 11 Jul 1885, NEW ROLL OF JUSTICES. Last night's Government Gazette contains the revised list of justices of the peace for the various bailiwicks. In addition to the published names, the Premiers and Attorneys-General in other colonies, members of the Executive Council, police magistrates, and coroners and deputy-coroners are regarded as justices ex officio for all bailiwicks. We publish the complete list for the central bailiwick, and the lists of new appointments in the other bailiwicks.
    CENTRAL BAILIWICK.
    * Indicates a new appointment.
    Barr, Francis, Berwick.
    Buchanan, James, Berwick.
    Elmes, Thomas, Berwick.
    Gibb, James, Berwick.
    Wilson, James, Berwick.39
  • 22 Feb 1893, THE ORIGIN OF BUSH FIRES. Writing in the Argus yesterday, Dr. Elmes, of Berwick, unburdens himself as follows:—"Sir,—There has been a great deal said from time to time about the origin of bush fires, and all sorts of causes have been given, such as incendiary fires caused by tramps, by broken bottles acting as burning glasses, by burning-off by neglected camp fires, by phosphorised oats, &c.
    All these causes may act more or less occasionally, except the broken bottle one, which is simply nonsense. None of them will account for the similtaneons outbreak of fire in a hundred different directions, as happened on Thursday, the 9th inst., an exceptionally hot day, as it always is when these general conflagrations occur. I have been more than 24 years travelling in Gippsland, and I am convinced that these general fires, and most of the partial fires, arise not from above causes, but from that which I am about to state as concisely as possible. In every forest scrub, and even in many places called "clearing," there accumulate heaps, more or less great, of decomposing vegetable matter, composed of dead leaves, branches, decaying fungi, ferns, &c. This decomposition results in the generation of inflammable gases which, upon a certain temperature, are lost harmlessly in the air, or are blown off by the wind. But when the heat of the day rises above a certain point, the gas explodes, the surrounding dry grasses, &c., are fired, and the rest needs no explanation. A very small heap of such decomposing matter will suffice.
    As to the exact nature of the gases, Mr. Blackett would be able to give a more accurate description than I can. As to the degree af heat required, this would at all events depend in the present actual condition of each heap, but it must be nearly the same in all cases. Analogons to this cause of bush fires is the explosion of gas in coal and other mines; even the causes and material are the same in a different degree of development. Coal dust, and even flour dust, floating in the air of mills have of late years been the cause of awful castastrophes, and the accumulated oily refuse used in cleaning engines has more than once lately, by its spontaneons combustion, burnt down station or engine-houses. The rest I leave to be discussed by others."40
  • 13 Dec 1893, BERWICK. A sad event happened here last week, viz, the death of Dr. Elmes. Deceased was favorably known amongst a wide circle of friends both here and throughout the Gippsland district, and his loss is univerally deplored. Although the genial doctor was known to be in poor health for some time past, still the end was unexpected, and caused widespread regret. Deceased was an old justice of the peace.41
  • 20 Dec 1902, Another member of The Argus staff, Miss Frances Elmes, better known as Lino, has also gone to Europe by the Australia, on a six months leave of absence.
    Miss Elmes' father, the late Dr. Elmes, of Berwick, used to write and draw clever cartoons for The Australasian.42

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    B. 4 Co Limerick, Irish Town Barony, St. John's Parish, John's Square, Limerick (not on LDS film).
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    Co Limerick, City of Limerick Barony, St. John's Parish, St, John's Square.
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    4-619-B     Elms [ELMES] [Sarah] F     80 28/02/1927 769.
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article177005912
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 1 Feb 1869, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5826938
  30. [S14] Newspaper - "Bankruptcy Engagements." Western Times, 30 Nov. 1869, p. 5. British Library Newspapers, http://tinyurl.galegroup.com/tinyurl/6nygR4. Accessed 25 July 2018.
    Gale Document Number: GALE|GW3219788842.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 22 Jan 1870, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5810428
  32. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 27 Jul 1870, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5826890
  33. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 30 Jul 1870, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219367078
  34. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 6 Aug 1870, p20
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138066307
  35. [S14] Newspaper - The Church of England Messenger and Ecclesiastical Gazette for the Diocese of Melbourne and Ballarat (Vic. : 1876 - 1889), Thu 12 Apr 1877, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197135932
  36. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 26 Dec 1883, p3.
  37. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 16 Apr 1884, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70043011
  38. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 23 Apr 1884, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70043027
  39. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 11 Jul 1885, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6086390
  40. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 22 Feb 1893, p3.
  41. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 13 Dec 1893, p3.
  42. [S14] Newspaper - Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924), Sat 20 Dec 1902, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212153697
Last Edited31 Oct 2018

Sarah Bamford Turner

F, #4875, b. c May 1837, d. 26 Feb 1927
Sarah Bamford ELMES (nee TURNER)
(1837-1927)
Father*John Turner b. 1790, d. 11 Jun 1852
Mother*Ann Maynard b. 1800
ChartsDescendants of Rev John ELMES
Land-Note* Had a house in Berwick township until 1905. Rated for pt lot 8 sec 5 N25 (1894-1896). N20 (1904-1905) In 1906 a James Curran labourer N8 is in the house now described as pt lot 18. 
Married NameElmes.1 
Married NameGay. 
Birth*c May 1837 Dundry, Somerset, England, baptised 11 May 1837 [par John TURNER & Ann].2 
Marriage*18 Sep 1860 Spouse: Joseph Graham Gay. St John The Evangelist, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.3
 
Marriage-Notice*22 Sep 1860September 18, at St. John's, Clifton, Mr. Joseph Graham Gay, of Bristol, to Sarah Bamford, daughter of the late John Turner, Esq., of Highridge-house, Somerset.4 
Widow24 Sep 1860Sarah Bamford Turner became a widow upon the death of her husband Joseph Graham Gay.5,6 
Marriage*7 May 1866 Spouse: Dr Thomas Elmes. St Decumans, Watchet, Somerset, England, Jun Q [Williton] 5c 480 - as Sarah B GAY.1,6
Marriage-Notice*12 May 1866Thomas Elmes. Esq., M.D., Limerick, to Sarah Bamford, relict of the late Graham Gay, Esq. of Bristol, and third daughter of the late John Turner, Esq., of Higridge House, Dundry. No cards.7 
Marriage-Notice16 May 1866... MD, son Rev Dr Elmes, rector of St John's, Limerick...8 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel8 Sep 1868 Sailing with Dr Thomas Elmes Frances Fitzgerald Elmes to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Antiope sailing from Liverpool. Dr Elmes was ship's surgeon. Arrived on 19 November.
Age 30 (as Mrs Elmes) travelling as saloon passenger.9
Land-Berwick*8 Apr 1874 BER-8 (part). Transfer from James Buchanan to Sarah Bamford Elmes. 3a 6r 35p.10 
Note*1885 Dr Thomas Elmes Bill of Sale 71316 Thomas Elmes Sarah Bamford Elmes Lyall Road Berwick.11 
Land-Berwick5 Jul 1888 BER-8 (part). Transfer from James Buchanan to Sarah Bamford Elmes. 1a 1r 15 5/10p.12 
Widow8 Dec 1893She became a widow upon the death of her husband Dr Thomas Elmes.13 
Land-Berwick*25 May 1906 BER-8 (part). Transfer from Sarah Bamford Elmes to James Curran. 3a 6r 35p + 1a 1r 15 5/10p.14 
Death*26 Feb 1927 Newport, VIC, Australia, #D2922 (Age 90) [par John TURNER & Unknown].1 
Death-Notice*28 Feb 1927ELMES.—On the 26th February, at the residence of her son F W Elmes, of C.O.R., Williamstown Sarah Bamford, relict of the late Dr Elmes of Berwick, aged 90 years. (No flowers.)15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Dundry West, Somerset, England(Head of Household) John Turner;
Age 5
Member(s) of Household: Ann Turner16
30 Mar 1851John TURNER (Officer at Customs), Dundry West, Somerset, England(Head of Household) John Turner;
Age 14 - Scholar at home
Member(s) of Household: Ann Turner17
7 Apr 1861Mary J CHAMBERLAINE, 10 Kings Parade, Clifton, Gloucestershire, EnglandAge 24 - Widow - sister-in-law5
1903Sutherland Road, Armadale, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Frances Fitzgerald Elmes.18
1908Cheshunt, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Robert Maynard Elmes.19
bt 1909 - 1918Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27
19198 Westgarth Street, Malvern East, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Sarah Maria 'Marie' Elms and Carrie Elms Mary Hester Elms.28
bt 1924 - 19289 Malvern Grove, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.29,30

Grave

  • Plot 4-619-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia31

Family

Dr Thomas Elmes b. 1837, d. 8 Dec 1893
Children 1.Frances Fitzgerald Elmes+ b. 23 Apr 1867, d. 13 Feb 1919
 2.Philip Fitzgerald Elmes b. 1869, d. 1870
 3.Frederick Warre Elmes b. 1872, d. 11 Jul 1950
 4.Herbert Oliver Elmes+ b. 1873, d. 5 Nov 1916
 5.John Turner Elmes+ b. 10 Dec 1875, d. 26 Feb 1945
 6.Robert Maynard Elmes+ b. 10 May 1877, d. 25 Feb 1956

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Apr 1877, BERWICK.—The rising township of Berwick has hitherto been without any building belonging to the Church of England. Recently the railway works and the selection of land has added temporarily some energetic men, and it was thought by the prominent residents that the proper time to take action had arrived, and steps were taken to set about the good work ; the result is that a neat little church has been erected. The land for the purpose was granted several years since, about an acre, fronting Palmer and Peel streets—a beautiful and commanding situation. The work is now completed at a cost of £400, which includes seats and all the necessary furniture. Mr. Lunt, C.E., made the plan of the building and officiated as honorary architect ; whilst Messrs. H. Searle, G. Miller, Curtois, and others have been most energetic in their efforts. On Friday evening, 2nd March, a tea-meeting and concert was given in aid of the building fund in the State-school, the tables being liberally provided by Mrs. Lunt, Mrs. Souter, Mrs. Searle, Mrs. Startup, Miss Brock, Mrs. Officer, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Curtois, and Mrs. Elmes. The tea-meeting was followed by a concert, at which Mr. G. W. Robinson officiated as chairman. The performers were mostly local, the exceptions being temporary residents, with Miss Evans, a visitor from Melbourne, who is an excellent pianist. The lady performers were Mrs. Curtois, Misses Evans, M'Dowall, Lunt, Brock ; the gentlemen being Messrs. Henderson, Parsons, A'Beckett, Nash, and Master Champion. Mr. Camm's name appeared on the programme, but he was indisposed. Mr. Trounson gave a Shakesperian recitation. Over £30 was realised by the evening. On Friday, 9th March, the Bishop of Melbourne and Mrs. Moorhouse arrived en route from Gippsland. They were met by Dr. Elmes, Messrs. Curtois and Miller, and other officers of the church, together with the Rev. Dr. Bromby, Rev. P. J. Smith and Canon Becher, who had come out from Melbourne for the opening of the new church. The clerical party were hospitably entertained at luncheon by the church committee. At three o'clock divine service was commenced in the church, which was densely crowded, the Rev. P. J. Smith reading prayers. The first lesson was read by Canon Becher, the second lesson by Dr. Bromby. After an able sermon from the Bishop, the offertory was taken up, which amounted to about £15. After service the Bishop and Mrs. Moorhouse proceeded to Melbourne. The following Sunday divine service was conducted by the Rev. P. J. Smith with large congregations, the collections amounting to £5, making the collections at the opening services over £20. Too much praise cannot be given, to those energetic men by whose exertions the church has been erected.32
  • 13 Feb 1897, Mrs. W. A. C. A'Beckett, of the Grange, Narre Warren, held a drawingroom meeting on Monday, February 1, for the purpose of discussing woman suffrage. Over thirty guests were present. To suit their convenience they were invited to the Rechabite hall, Berwick. The speakers were Mrs. Bear Crawford, Miss Lister, Mrs. Lowe, and Mrs. A. M. Boyd. Afternoon tea was then served. Among those present were Mrs. and Miss Elmes, Mrs. and Miss Barrows, Mrs. and the Misses Walter, the Misses A'Beckett (Walwyn), Miss Mackie, Miss Jennings, Mrs. Brown, Mrs, Ponder, Miss Higgins, and others.33
  • 10 Jun 1904, THIS DAY. At 2 o'Clock. REDLAND, 22 SUTHERLAND-ROAD, ARMADALE.
    UNRESERVED SALE of SURPLUS HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Of Mrs. Elmes. Who is Leaving the District, Comprising Useful Lot of Sittingroom, Bedroom, Hall and Kitchen Furniture, Crockery, Linoleum, Wertheim Sewing Machine, &c.
    DUNCAN and WELLER (A. J. Weller, auctionecr). 67 Queen-street; and at Armadale and Canterbury.34
  • 22 Feb 1905, Berwick Shire Correspondence: From Mrs. G. B. Elmes, drawing attention to had state of road at side of her property at Berwick.—referred to clerk of works for report, on motion of Crs. Wilson and Barr.35
  • 6 Dec 1916, The sad news has reached Mrs Elmes, widow of the late Dr Thomas Elmes, of Berwick, that her son, Herbert Oliver, was killed in action in France on Nov. 5th. He spent his boyhood here, and at the age of sixteen entered the Bank of Australasia. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter. The eldest son has enlisted, and leaves shortly for the front.36
  • 14 Dec 1916, PATRIOTIC. News has reached Mrs Elmes, widow of the late Dr. Thomas Elmes, of Berwick, that her son, Herbert Oliver, was killed in action in France on November 5. He spent his boyhood here, and at the age of 16 entered the bank of Australasia. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter. The eldest son has enlisted, and leaves shortly for the front.37
  • 5 Mar 1927, The death took place at C. O. R. Williamstown, on Saturday, 26th, of Mrs. Sarah Bamford Elmes, aged 90, at the residence of her son. Deceased was the widow of the late Mr Elmes, of Berwick, and was born at Somerset (England). The private interment took place on Monday, 28th, at the Berwick Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Ernest W. Jackson.38

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Reference Number: DPdun/2/1/6.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Bristol, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1720-1933 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Bristol Mercury, 22 Sep 1860, p8.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 1728; Folio: 64; Page: 14; GSU roll: 542858."
  6. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - West Somerset Free Press, 12 May 1866, p5-6.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser (Somerset), 16 May 1866, p6.
  9. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Series: VPRS 7666; Series Title: Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947].
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 27-274 - Sarah Bamford Elmes - C/T 670-887.
  11. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 8350/ P2 unit 70, item 71316.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 27-274 - Sarah Bamford Elmes the wife of Thomas Elmes of Lyall Road Berwick Surgeon - C/T 2039-677 (consolidated title).
  13. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2039-677 - James Curran of Berwick Labourer.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Feb 1927, p1.
  16. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 938; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Dundry; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 11; Folio: 13; Page: 1; Line: 19; GSU roll: 474595."
  17. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1946; Folio: 80; Page: 2; GSU roll: 221106."
  18. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  19. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  20. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  21. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  22. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  23. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  24. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  25. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  26. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  27. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  28. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  29. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  30. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  31. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-619-B     Elms [ELMES] [Thomas] M 55 03/12/1893 269
    4-619-B     Elms [ELMES] [Sarah] F     80 28/02/1927 769.
  32. [S14] Newspaper - The Church of England Messenger and Ecclesiastical Gazette for the Diocese of Melbourne and Ballarat (Vic. : 1876 - 1889), Thu 12 Apr 1877, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197135932
  33. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 13 Feb 1897, p39
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139737973
  34. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 10 Jun 1904, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201663513
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 22 Feb 1905, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66142834
  36. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), Wed 6 Dec 1916, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92095495."
  37. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Thu 14 Dec 1916, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88656653."
  38. [S14] Newspaper - Williamstown Chronicle, 5 Mar 1927, p2.
Last Edited31 Oct 2018

Philip Fitzgerald Elmes

M, #4876, b. 1869, d. 1870
Father*Dr Thomas Elmes b. 1837, d. 8 Dec 1893
Mother*Sarah Bamford Turner b. c May 1837, d. 26 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Rev John ELMES
Birth*1869 Woods Point, VIC, Australia, #B5909.1 
Death*1870 VIC, Australia, #D1944 (age 11M.)1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited17 Jul 2018

Frederick Warre Elmes

M, #4877, b. 1872, d. 11 Jul 1950
Father*Dr Thomas Elmes b. 1837, d. 8 Dec 1893
Mother*Sarah Bamford Turner b. c May 1837, d. 26 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Rev John ELMES

World War I

Frederick Warre Elmes enlisted on 17 May 1915 when he was living in Claremont Tasmania. He was 39 years old and a land surveyor. He had previously spent nine months in the South African War.
Probate (Will)* 429/123. Frederick W ELMES Date of grant: 05 Dec 1950; Date of death: 11 Jul 1950; Occupation: Caretaker; Residence: Spotswood.1

 
Birth*1872 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B819.2 
Military-Boer*1900 Went to the Boer War - mentioned on Berwick Grammar School Honour Roll. 
Marriage*9 Nov 1919 Spouse: Edith Sylvestrio Warden. Westminster, London, England.3
 
Widower29 May 1950Frederick Warre Elmes became a widower upon the death of his wife Edith Sylvestrio Warden.4 
Death*11 Jul 1950 Williamstown, VIC, Australia, #D9079 (age 78.)5 
Death-Notice*12 Jul 1950ELMES.—On July 11, at Williamstown Hospital, Frederick Warre Elmes, of C.O.R., Spotswood, the dearly beloved husband of the late Edith, aged 78 years. At rest.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1919Telegraph Hotel, Morrison Street, Hobart East, TAS, AustraliaOccupation: chairman.7,8
bt 1925 - 1931Commonwealth Oil Refinery, Werribee, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: caretaker. With Edith Sylvestrio Elmes.9,10,11,12
bt 1935 - 1949Oil Wharf, Newport, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: watchman. With Edith Sylvestrio Elmes.13,14,15,16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Apr 1900, War Notes: Each steamer leaving Melbourne for the Cape carries with it young men eager to join some regiment or company under Lord Roberts. The Damascus takes two brothers, R. and F. W. Elmes, who go at their own expense, and hope to be given some fighting to do. The accounts sent by their brother, who is with Colonel Price, have excited them sufficiently to make them resign their present occupations. As they are excellent bushmen and fine shots, they should have little difficulty in entering some mounted corps.17
  • 14 Jun 1910, WILL FRED W. ELMES, supposed to have arrived in Tasmania about 4 years ago, or any person knowing his whereabouts, communicate with his mother, Mrs. ELMES, Berwick, Victoria.18

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P3 unit 5145, item 429/123.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, Military File.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "born England."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 12 Jul 1950, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206402244
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  10. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  11. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  12. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  13. [S135] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1935.
  14. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  15. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  16. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "noted that both now dead."
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 21 Apr 1900, p37
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139778634
  18. [S14] Newspaper - MISSING FRIENDS, ETC.
    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), Tue 14 Jun 1910, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10065356
    Also in issues of 11, 13, 15 and 17 June
    also in
    Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), Wed 15 Jun 1910, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50424058
Last Edited31 Jul 2018

Herbert Oliver Elmes

M, #4878, b. 1873, d. 5 Nov 1916
Father*Dr Thomas Elmes b. 1837, d. 8 Dec 1893
Mother*Sarah Bamford Turner b. c May 1837, d. 26 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Rev John ELMES

World War I

Herbert Oliver Elmes was a student at the Berwick Grammar School. He is remembered on their Honour Avenue.
Birth*1873 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B22189.1 
Education*1889 Melbourne Grammar School Student 2404.2 
Marriage*28 Jun 1895 Spouse: Angela Marie Hore. St Patrick's Church, Albury, NSW, Australia, #M4562/1895.3
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Aug 1895ELMES—HORE.—On the 28th June, at St. Patrick's Church, Albury, N.S.W., by the Rev. Father Hennessy, Hubert Oliver, second son of the late Thos. Elmes, L.R.C.P.S., M.D., to Angela Marie, fourth daughter of the late Thos. Hore, Cumberooona Station, N.S.W.4 
Death*5 Nov 1916 Somme, France.5 
Death-Notice*7 Dec 1916ELMES.—Killed in action, in France, on November 5, Herbert Oliver, son of the late Dr. Thos. Elmes and Mrs. Elmes, of Berwick.6 
Note* Hubert Oliver Elmes who was killed in action in France on 5th November 1916 was the son of the late Dr Thomas Elmes. He was born in 1873 and was at the School in 1889. On leaving School he went into business and eventually was sent to Western Australia, and was in the service of the Bank of Australasia at Peak. He enlisted in Western Australia and was in the fighting on Gallipoli. He was wounded there and returned to Australia. Subsequently he re-enlisted and joined the 1st Battalion, and was killed near Flers by rifle fire. He was buried near Gueudecourt.2 

Family

Angela Marie Hore b. 1871, d. 28 Jun 1923
Children 1.Thomas Patrick 'Rick' Elmes+11 b. 16 Jul 1896, d. 1 Feb 1981
 2.Olive Mary Maud Elmes11 b. 1897, d. 1980
 3.John Frederick Elmes+11 b. 20 Apr 1900, d. 16 Nov 1941

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Nov 1912, Hubert Oliver Elmes is inquired for by his wife, Angela Mary Elmes, Redhaven," Broadway, East Camberwell, Victoria. Description :—Clerk, 39 years of age, tall and dark, going grey, clean shaven. He deserted his wife nine years ago, and as she is in failing health she would like him located, with a view to proceedings for maintenance.— O.8338A. 3rd November, 1912.7
  • 6 Dec 1916, The sad news has reached Mrs Elmes, widow of the late Dr Thomas Elmes, of Berwick, that her son, Herbert Oliver, was killed in action in France on Nov. 5th. He spent his boyhood here, and at the age of sixteen entered the Bank of Australasia. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter. The eldest son has enlisted, and leaves shortly for the front.8
  • 14 Dec 1916, Following on the reported death of Soldier Morris Brown, in France, came the news that Mrs Elmes' eldest son had given his life for his country. He was a son of the late Dr. Elmes, and Mrs. Elmes, who still lives here, and had seen active service in the Boer war.9
  • 14 Dec 1916, PATRIOTIC. News has reached Mrs Elmes, widow of the late Dr. Thomas Elmes, of Berwick, that her son, Herbert Oliver, was killed in action in France on November 5. He spent his boyhood here, and at the age of 16 entered the bank of Australasia. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter. The eldest son has enlisted, and leaves shortly for the front.10

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://dbtw.mgs.vic.edu.au/dbtw-wpd/textbase/…
    War Services Old Melburnians 1914 - 1918, pages 44, 80, opp. 209 - includes photograph.
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 24 Aug 1895, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9371725
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Elmes of Cork,Bandon& Limerick &USA - Owner: MargaretE32.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Dec 1916, p1.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 7 Nov 1912, p520.
  8. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), Wed 6 Dec 1916, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92095495."
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Thu 14 Dec 1916, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66191164
  10. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Thu 14 Dec 1916, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88656653."
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited15 Aug 2018

John Turner Elmes

M, #4879, b. 10 Dec 1875, d. 26 Feb 1945
Father*Dr Thomas Elmes b. 1837, d. 8 Dec 1893
Mother*Sarah Bamford Turner b. c May 1837, d. 26 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Rev John ELMES
Birth*10 Dec 1875 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B21295.1 
Birth-Notice*16 Dec 1875ELMES.—On the 10th inst, at Berwick, the wife of Dr T Elmes of a son.2 
Military-Boer*1899 Enlisted in the Boer War - mentioned on Berwick Grammar School Honour Roll
Reported wounded: No. 51 Pte J. T. Elmes (Rensburg, 12 February 1900.) 
Marriage-Notice16 Nov 1912Weddings. The marriage of Mr. John Turner Elmes, of Melton, and Miss Violet St. Pinnock, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. St. Pinnock, of "Vuna," Armadale, is arranged to take place at Christ Church, South Yarra, on 20th November.3 
Marriage*20 Nov 1912 Spouse: Violet Annie Pinnock. Christ Church, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #M9290.4
 
Marriage-Notice*1 Feb 1913ELMES—PINNOCK.—On the 20th November, 1912, at Christ Church, South Yarra, by Rev. Leonard Townsend, John Turner, third son of the late Dr. Thos. Elmes and Mrs. Elmes, Berwick, to Violet, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. St. Pinnock, Armadale.5 
Death*26 Feb 1945 Terang, VIC, Australia, #D17434 (age 69.)6 
Death-Notice*27 Feb 1945ELMES.—On February 28, at Terang, John Turner, beloved husband [sic] of Sarah Bamford Elmes, loving father of Barbara and Ruth, aged 69 years.—At rest.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Eynesbury Estate, Wyndham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: station manager (as John Thomas ELMES).8
bt 1912 - 1913Eynesbury, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager.9,10
bt 1914 - 1927Eynesbury, Melton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Violet Annie Elmes.11,12,13,14,15,16,17
bt 1931 - 1943Keayang, Terang, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: station hand. With Violet Annie Elmes.18,19,20,21,22

Family

Violet Annie Pinnock b. 1883, d. 1971
Children 1.Barbara Turner Elmes35 b. 1914, d. 26 Oct 1984
 2.Margaret Ruth Elmes b. 25 Jul 1917, d. 15 Jun 2011

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Nov 1894, The finale of the entertainment was the well known farce "Painless Dentistry," the characters being taken by Messrs Bain, Gill, Taylor, J. Elmes and Miss Maud Buck.23
  • 15 May 1895, Berwick. The tennis club concert on Friday night was an artistic success, the attendance being fairly large. The farce was very well presented, Mr J. Elmes being at his best, whilst Miss Beecher, as the servant, quite surpassed herself. The other artists, Miss Walters and Mr Bob Elmes, played their parts like veterans. The management of the concert left considerable room for improvement.24
  • 10 Jul 1895, BERWICK.
    On Friday night an entertainment was given in the Rechabite Hall, the proceeds of which, probably about L10, will be given to the mechanics' institute committee. The audience was the best seen in the hall for a long time, and the character of the entertainment first-class. The programme included the following : —Overture, Jeunesse Doree, Misses Searle and Swallow; glee, Hark, the Lark, by the Company; song, The Distant Shore, Rev J. Hill, song, The Old Countree, Miss Taylor; fantasia (violin and piano), Miss Buck and Mr Nelson; song, Simon the Cellarer, Mr Henderson ; Le Lac, Mons Charriol; ventriloquism, Mr Fiiser: pianoforte duet, The Witch's Flight, Misses F. Taylor and N. Madden; song, Pierrot, Miss Buck; song, Mr Dean ; violin solo, Killarney, Mr Nelson ; song, They all belong to Mary, Mr Fraser; song, Anchored, Mr Henderson ; song, Mr W. a'Beckett ; glee, Oberon, by the Company. M. Charriol was encored for his item, and Mr Fraser was very funny with his ventriloquism. The latter was deservedly encored for his comic song; which he gave in great style.
    The entertainment concluded with the production of a farce entitled Matrimony, which was very creditably performed by local ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Jack Elmes and Miss Elmes (Mr and Mrs Jonathan Blount) were in splendid form. Miss Ella Walter as Evelina, and Miss Winnie Walter as Gwendoline, showed how the men should be handled. The part of the domestic servant, as played by Mr C. Walter, was one of the best pieces of character acting ever seen in Berwick. From start to finish he had the audience roaring with laughter, and his make up was perfect. Mr J. B. Wilson as Fred Billings, and Mr Bob Elmes as Algie Montmorency suited their characters exactly, the former being of a very stand off disposition and the latter a swell with hard luck. Altogether the farce may be termed the funniest ever played here. Mrs Rankine and Miss Nellie Searle played the accompaniments during the evening. The stage was under the capable supervision of Mr R. R. Bain, and business matters were controlled by Messrs Smith and Coop.25
  • 24 Feb 1900, PRIVATE J. T. ELMES. Private J. T. Elmes, who is reported as wounded, is the third son of the late Thomas Elmes, M.D., of Berwick, Gippsland. He is 23 years of age, and has been engaged chiefly in station pursuits in the Western and Gippsland districts. He had been for some time a member of the Victorian Mounted Rifles before leaving with the contingent. He was a keen volunteer, and took a pride in all work connected with his drill.26
  • 29 Mar 1900, EXTRACT from a V.M.R. private's letter after Colesberg:—"Jack Elmes (Toorak) was wounded in the leg, and while he lay on the groud, an old Boer pointed a rifle at his head and said, 'I'll blow your brains out.' Jack cooly replied, 'If it can do you any good, fire away.' I expect the Boer sympathisers in Victoria will approve of that. Jack Elmes, while the Boer was engaged in potting the Victorians, got into the ambulance waggon and escaped being taken prisoner."27
  • 30 Mar 1900, First Victorian Contingent. PARTICULARS OF THE CASUALTIES. Of those wounded — Private J. Elmes, shot through left thigh, and since rejoined the regiment.28
  • 21 Apr 1900, War Notes: Each steamer leaving Melbourne for the Cape carries with it young men eager to join some regiment or company under Lord Roberts. The Damascus takes two brothers, R. and F. W. Elmes, who go at their own expense, and hope to be given some fighting to do. The accounts sent by their brother, who is with Colonel Price, have excited them sufficiently to make them resign their present occupations. As they are excellent bushmen and fine shots, they should have little difficulty in entering some mounted corps.29
  • 19 Dec 1900, BERWICK.—Lance-Corporal Elmes returned to Berwick by the midday train on Tuesday, and was met at the station by a large number of the towns people, who cheered lustily as the train steamed into the station. Councillor Vieusseux welcomed the returned soldier on behalf of the residents, and the party was driven through the township, which was decorated in honour of the event.30
  • 20 Dec 1900, WELCOMES IN THE COUNTRY. BERWICK.—An enthusiastic gathering was held in the Rechabite-hall on Tuesday night, the occasion being a welcome in the from of a smoke night, to Lance Corporal T Elmes and Private A J Ogilvy. The toast of the evening was received with ringing cheers and on rising to respond each soldier received quite an ovation. Many pathetic and amusing incidents of the campaign were related and a number of relics shown to the audience. The toast in memory of the fallen soldiers was most impressive, Mr T Bergin singing "The Silent Toast," and Mr Moss playing "The Dead March." A contingent of the Pakenham Mounted Rifles was present.31
  • 1 Jan 1901, THE RETURNING TROOPS. DANDENONG.— Lance-Corporal J. Elms and Private J. Ogilvy, returned from South Africa, were entertained at a smoke night in the Reehablte Hall, Berwick. There was a large attendance of residents and military men, including a contingent of the Pakenham Mounted Rifles.32
  • 15 Jun 1901, SMOKE NIGHT SOCIAL TO SERGEANT A. J. TINKER. ON Friday evening, 7th inst., the A.N.A. hall was well filled for the above occasion. ..... Corporal Elmes, of Lilydale, said he was a kind of an interloper, but Corporal Squires had asked him to come.33
  • 16 May 1908, The following is a list of recent applications for Commonwealth patents in respect of the inventions of various Victorians.... Melton.—J. T. Elmes: Tail cutting and soaring appliance for lambs.34

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 16 Dec 1875, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7427425
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930), Sat 16 Nov 1912, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article165117344
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "indexed as ELMER & ELINES."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930), Sat 1 Feb 1913, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article165144990
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 27 Feb 1945, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1109421
  8. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  9. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  10. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  16. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  17. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  18. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  19. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  20. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  21. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  22. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  23. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 21 Nov 1894, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70033934
  24. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 15 May 1895, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70034450
  25. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 10 Jul 1895, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70034667
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), Sat 24 Feb 1900, p15
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222524101
  27. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), Thu 29 Mar 1900, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article145934349
  28. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 30 Mar 1900, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196020599
  29. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 21 Apr 1900, p37
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139778634
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 19 Dec 1900, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9568276
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 20 Dec 1900, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9568404
  32. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 1 Jan 1901, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196064873
  33. [S14] Newspaper - The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), Sat 15 Jun 1901, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88353513
  34. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), Sat 16 May 1908, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148920182
  35. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited10 Aug 2018

Robert Maynard Elmes

M, #4880, b. 10 May 1877, d. 25 Feb 1956
Father*Dr Thomas Elmes b. 1837, d. 8 Dec 1893
Mother*Sarah Bamford Turner b. c May 1837, d. 26 Feb 1927
ChartsDescendants of Rev John ELMES
Birth*10 May 1877 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B13337.1 
Birth-Notice*14 May 1877ELMES.—On the 10th inst, at Berwick, the wife of Thos. Elmes, M. D., J. P., of a son.2 
Military-Boer*1900 Went to the Boer War - mentioned on Berwick Grammar School Honour Roll. 
Marriage*31 Aug 1909 Spouse: Dorothy Jean Howard. Karonda, Cheshunt, VIC, Australia, #M5105.3
 
Marriage-Notice*16 Oct 1909ELMES—HOWARD.—On the 31st August, at Karonda, Cheshunt, by the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Wangaratta, assisted by the Rev. G. E. Lamble, Robert Maynard, youngest son of the late Thomas Elmes, M.D., M.R.C.S., of Berwick, to Dorothy Jean, seventh daughter of the late Frederick William Howard, of Karonda, Cheshunt, Victoria.4 
Death*25 Feb 1956 Wangaratta, VIC, Australia, #D17529 (Age 78.)5 
Death-Notice*27 Feb 1956ELMES.—On February 25, at Wangaratta, Robert Maynard, beloved husband of Dorothy Jean, loved father of Jean and Gwenda (late A.A.N.S.), and grandfather of Rowley and Sally, aged 78 years.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1906Carlyle, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.7
1908Cheshunt, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Sarah Bamford Turner.8
bt 1909 - 1915Cheshunt, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Dorothy Jean Elmes.9,10,11
bt 1916 - 1917Stony Creek (Gippsland), VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farm manager. With Dorothy Jean Elmes.12,13
19222 Tashinney Road, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer. With Dorothy Jean Elmes.14
bt 1924 - 1931Cheshunt, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Dorothy Jean Elmes.15,16,17
1936Cheshunt, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Dorothy Jean Howard. With Beatrice Jean Howard Elmes Dorothy Gwendoline Howard Elmes.18
bt 1937 - 1954Cheshunt, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Dorothy Jean Elmes.19,20,21,22

Family

Dorothy Jean Howard b. 1876, d. 30 Jun 1965
Children 1.Beatrice Jean Howard Elmes+ b. 1911, d. 3 Nov 1986
 2.Dorothy Gwendoline Howard Elmes b. 27 Apr 1914, d. 12 Feb 1942

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 May 1895, Berwick. The tennis club concert on Friday night was an artistic success, the attendance being fairly large. The farce was very well presented, Mr J. Elmes being at his best, whilst Miss Beecher, as the servant, quite surpassed herself. The other artists, Miss Walters and Mr Bob Elmes, played their parts like veterans. The management of the concert left considerable room for improvement.23
  • 10 Jul 1895, BERWICK.
    On Friday night an entertainment was given in the Rechabite Hall, the proceeds of which, probably about L10, will be given to the mechanics' institute committee. The audience was the best seen in the hall for a long time, and the character of the entertainment first-class. The programme included the following : —Overture, Jeunesse Doree, Misses Searle and Swallow; glee, Hark, the Lark, by the Company; song, The Distant Shore, Rev J. Hill, song, The Old Countree, Miss Taylor; fantasia (violin and piano), Miss Buck and Mr Nelson; song, Simon the Cellarer, Mr Henderson ; Le Lac, Mons Charriol; ventriloquism, Mr Fiiser: pianoforte duet, The Witch's Flight, Misses F. Taylor and N. Madden; song, Pierrot, Miss Buck; song, Mr Dean ; violin solo, Killarney, Mr Nelson ; song, They all belong to Mary, Mr Fraser; song, Anchored, Mr Henderson ; song, Mr W. a'Beckett ; glee, Oberon, by the Company. M. Charriol was encored for his item, and Mr Fraser was very funny with his ventriloquism. The latter was deservedly encored for his comic song; which he gave in great style.
    The entertainment concluded with the production of a farce entitled Matrimony, which was very creditably performed by local ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Jack Elmes and Miss Elmes (Mr and Mrs Jonathan Blount) were in splendid form. Miss Ella Walter as Evelina, and Miss Winnie Walter as Gwendoline, showed how the men should be handled. The part of the domestic servant, as played by Mr C. Walter, was one of the best pieces of character acting ever seen in Berwick. From start to finish he had the audience roaring with laughter, and his make up was perfect. Mr J. B. Wilson as Fred Billings, and Mr Bob Elmes as Algie Montmorency suited their characters exactly, the former being of a very stand off disposition and the latter a swell with hard luck. Altogether the farce may be termed the funniest ever played here. Mrs Rankine and Miss Nellie Searle played the accompaniments during the evening. The stage was under the capable supervision of Mr R. R. Bain, and business matters were controlled by Messrs Smith and Coop.24
  • 23 Apr 1898, VANCE-MACARTHUR. The wedding of the Rev. Lionel G. Vance, son of the Very Rev. the Dean of Melbourne, and Miss Francie, Macarthur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rowan Macarthur, Glen Eva, Cheshunt, took place at the residence of the bride's uncle (Mr. F. W. Howard), Karondar Cheshunt, on Wednesday, April 13. The ceremony was performed by the Dean of Melbourne. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a travelling dress of fawn cloth, braided in black, and carried a shower bouquet of white flowers, autumn leaves, and asparagus fern. She was attended by her cousin, Miss Eva Howard, the only bridesmaid. Mr. Leslie Vance, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The room was decorated with flowers and ferns by friends of the bride. The ceremony took place beneath a double archway of ferns, from which hung the initials F. and L. in silver. After the service, the guests, numbering about 60, adjourned to the dining-room, where breakfast was served, the Dean of Melbourne proposing the healths of the bride and bride groom, who subsequently left for Glenrowan, en route for Bright, where the honeymoon will be spent. Amongst those present were:-The Dean of Melbourne and Mrs. H Vance, Miss Muriel Vance, Mr. Leslie Vance, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Howard, Miss Howard, Miss Eva Howard, Miss Ida Howard, Miss Dorothy Howard, Miss Beryl Howard, Mr. F. C. Howard, Mr. Percy Howard, Mrs. C. J. Henty, Mrs. Walter Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Butler, Mrs. Charles Jameson, Mrs. M'Eacharn, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Smith, Miss Smith, Miss Thatcher, M.D., Mr. and Mrs. John Alsop, Miss Florence Alsop, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings Smith, Miss Jennings Smith, Miss Winifred Jennings Smith, Mr. Temple Jennings Smith, the Rev. and Mrs. Mallet, Mrs. James Anderson, Miss Muriel Anderson, Miss Mollie Anderson, Miss Gwladys Anderson, Miss Dorothy Latham, Mr. and Mrs. Outhwaite, Mr. A. J. Franks, Miss Violet Chomley, Mr. Frank Chomley, Mr. Rawdon Chomley, Mr. and Mrs. C. Chomley, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Chomley, Mr. Robert Elmes, Mr. and Mrs. James Trevor.
    Gifts ....25
  • 21 Apr 1900, War Notes: Each steamer leaving Melbourne for the Cape carries with it young men eager to join some regiment or company under Lord Roberts. The Damascus takes two brothers, R. and F. W. Elmes, who go at their own expense, and hope to be given some fighting to do. The accounts sent by their brother, who is with Colonel Price, have excited them sufficiently to make them resign their present occupations. As they are excellent bushmen and fine shots, they should have little difficulty in entering some mounted corps.26
  • 20 May 1905, Ovens Benevolent Asylum. LIST of CONTRIBUTIONS in aid of the Funds of the Ovens Benevolent Asylum for the months of FEBRUARY, MARCH and APRIL, 1905:—Myrniong Vineyard list, per A. O. Macknight—
    A. O. Macknight... ... 10 6
    J. Force 2 6
    R. M. Elmes ... ... 2 6
    H. T. Harr ... ... 2 0
    Harry Owen ... ... 2 0
    Sums at 1s. each... ... 5 027
  • 3 Aug 1907, OXLEY SHIRE COUNCIL. Correspondence. From G. E. E. Anderson re the land to be purchased from Mr. Elmes for the purpose of a new road at Cheshunt, and urging the council to prooeed with the
    work agreed to. — Left in the hands of the engineer.28

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "indexed as Robert Margaret."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 14 May 1877, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5921910
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 16 Oct 1909, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10741042
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 27 Feb 1956, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72538139
  7. [S106] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1906.
  8. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  11. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  12. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  13. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  14. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  15. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  16. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  17. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  18. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  19. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  20. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  21. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  22. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  23. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 15 May 1895, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70034450
  24. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Wed 10 Jul 1895, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70034667
  25. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 23 Apr 1898, p46
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138665665
  26. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 21 Apr 1900, p37
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139778634
  27. [S14] Newspaper - Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Sat 20 May 1905, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199659647
  28. [S14] Newspaper - Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Sat 3 Aug 1907, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200198220
Last Edited16 Aug 2018

Harry Will Perrin

M, #4881
Land-Note*25 Feb 1890 PAK-83: Mortgagee: Harry Will Perrin. Mortgage No 110009. Not discharged. Mortgagor was John Thomas Cosgrave.1 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1535-951 - Mortgage No 110009 to Harry Will Perrin.
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Jane Butterworth Dickson

F, #4882, b. 1820, d. 18 May 1855
Married NameHunter. 
Birth*1820 Edinburgh, Scotland. 
Marriage* Spouse: Archibald Hunter.
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelSep 1854 Sailing with Archibald Hunter, David Hunter, Mary Hunter, James Hunter, John Hunter, Jane Dickson Hunter, Archibald Dickson Hunter to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Cheviot
Age 35.1
Death*18 May 1855 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #D2804 (Age 35) [par James DICKSON & Mary].2 
Death-Notice*19 May 1855On the 18th inst., at Fleet-street, Collingwood, Jane Butterworth Dickson, aged thirty-five years, wife of Mr. Archd. Hunter, Melbourne, formerly of Broxburn and Boness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland ; much regretted. Friends will please accept of this intimation, P.S.-Papers at home please copy.
Funeral.
THE Friends of Mr. Archibald Hunter are repectfully invited to follow the remains of his late wife to the New Cemetery. The funeral to remove from his residence, Fleet-street, Collingwood, off Palmer-street, on Sunday, the 20th inst., at two o'clock, P.M. 464.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841Broxburn, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Hunter;
Age 22
Member(s) of Household: David Hunter, Mary Hunter, James Hunter4
30 Mar 1851Branfield Cottage 26, Borrowstouness, West Lothian, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Hunter;
Age 31
Member(s) of Household: Mary Hunter, James Hunter, John Hunter, Jane Dickson Hunter, Archibald Dickson Hunter5

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section B, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of Jane Butterworth HUNTER died 19 May 1855 and her daughter Jeannie died 2 Jun 1891.6

Family

Archibald Hunter b. 1804, d. b 1876
Children 1.David Hunter+ b. 1836, d. 12 Jul 1914
 2.Mary Hunter+ b. 1838, d. 2 Aug 1921
 3.James Hunter b. 1840
 4.John Hunter b. 1844
 5.Jane Dickson Hunter b. 12 Jan 1849, d. 2 Jun 1891
 6.Archibald Dickson Hunter b. Aug 1850, d. Sep 1922

Citations

  1. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 076 003.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse Archibald HUNTER."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 May 1855, p4 p8.
  4. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Uphall; ED: 1; Page: 23; Line: 1390; Year: 1841."
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Boness; ED: 2; Page: 13; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1851_173; Year: 1851."
  6. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
Last Edited22 Dec 2016

Jane Dickson Hunter

F, #4883, b. 12 Jan 1849, d. 2 Jun 1891
Father*Archibald Hunter b. 1804, d. b 1876
Mother*Jane Butterworth Dickson b. 1820, d. 18 May 1855
Married NameJohnstone. 
Birth*12 Jan 1849 Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland.1,2 
Birth-Notice*17 Jan 1849At Bo'ness on the 12th current Mrs Archibald Hunter of a daughter.3 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelSep 1854 Sailing with Archibald Hunter, Jane Butterworth Hunter, David Hunter, Mary Hunter, James Hunter, John Hunter, Archibald Dickson Hunter to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Cheviot
Age 5.4
Marriage*28 Jan 1876 Spouse: John Henry Talbot Johnstone. 24 Buccleuch Street, St Giles, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Scotland, 1876 - 685/4 42.5
Marriage-Notice*5 Feb 1876At 24 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, on the 28th ult., by the Rev. J. H. Wilson, Barclay Church, Harry Johnstone, to Jane Dickson, youngest daughter of the late Archibald Hunter, Broxburn.6 
Death*2 Jun 1891 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D6333 (Age 43) - as JOHNSTONE.1 
Death-Notice*3 Jun 1891JOHNSTONE.-On the 2nd inst, at Corio terrace, Geelong, Jeanie, the beloved wife of H Talbot Johnstone and youngest daughter of the late Archibald Hunter, Broxburn, Scotland. Home and New Zealand papers please copy.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Branfield Cottage 26, Borrowstouness, West Lothian, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Hunter;
Age 2
Member(s) of Household: Jane Butterworth Hunter, Mary Hunter, James Hunter, John Hunter, Archibald Dickson Hunter8
7 Apr 1861Broxburn, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland(Head of Household) Archibald Hunter;
Age 12 - as Jane
Member(s) of Household: Archibald Dickson Hunter9

Grave

  • Presbyterian Section B, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of Jane Butterworth HUNTER died 19 May 1855 and her daughter Jeannie died 2 Jun 1891.10

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
    Birth Place: Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland Father: Archibald Hunter Mother: Jane Butterworth Dickson.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Dundee Courier, 17 Jan 1849.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 076 003.
  5. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "HUNTER JANE DICKSON & JOHNSTONE JOHN HENRY
    1876 - 685/4 42
    St Giles."
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Falkirk Herald (Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland) 5 Feb 1876.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jun 1891, p1.
  8. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Boness; ED: 2; Page: 13; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1851_173; Year: 1851."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Parish: Uphall; ED: 1; Page: 9; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1861_121."
  10. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
Last Edited27 Dec 2016

Herbert Jackson Close

M, #4884, b. 1886, d. 9 Oct 1954
Birth*1886 Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B20990 [par Robert Shaw CLOSE & Teresa TUDES].1,2 
Land-UBeac*c Sep 1910 GEM-D-60. Transfer from Thomas George Cottell to Herbert Jackson Close. Owner 1910-1912 - not listed on title, probably tenant of Hannah Clarke.3 
Marriage*20 Dec 1916 #M3419/p366 married Dorothy Anne Ryan on 20 Dec 1916 in Queensland.
 
Death*9 Oct 1954 QLD, Australia, #DB4562/p434 [par Robert Shaw CLOSE & Theresa Anthony].4 
Death-Notice*11 Oct 1954CLOSE, Mr. Herbert Jackson, 32 Inglis Street, Grange. — The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. D. A. Close, Mr. and Mrs. A. Cruden and Mr. and Mrs. G. Allan, and Families are respectfully advised that the Funeral of her beloved Husband, and their beloved Father, Father-in-law, and Grandfather, is appointed to leave the Parlour 400 Wickham Street, To-day (Monday), for Mt. Thompson Crematorium, after service, commencing at 10.15 a.m. Cut flowers by request. METROPOLITAN FUNERALS.
CLOSE. — The Officers and Members of the Grange Ladies' Bowling Club am requested to attend the Funeral of Mr. Herbert J. Close, beloved Husband of their Club Member, Mrs. D. Close, to leave as per Family notice. By order. Pres. METROPOLITAN FUNERALS.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1912 - 1913Harkaway, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Sep 1910, Property Sales: On account of Mr. Cottell, 106 acres Berwick, to Mr. Close, of Camberwell.7
  • 15 Mar 1928, ADMITS BURGLARIES; SENT FOR SENTENCE. Pleading guilty, William Frederick Adamson was committed for sentence at the Supreme Court on March 19, by Mr. Archdall, C.P.M., on four charges: Having entered the dwelling of Herbert Jackson Close, East Brisbane, on February 10, and William Kitchen's home, East Brisbane, on February 18; having broken and entered the house of Thomas Webb Green, Kangaroo Point, on Jauuary 7; and having stolen a revolver, the property of Allan M'Clure, at East Brisbane, on October 27.8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Robert Shaw CLOSE & Margaret WHITE (birth reg) or Margaret MASON (death reg) had a son Samuel Herbert CLOSE b 1878/25586 Sand, died 1879/9151 Landridge aged 10M."
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Courier-Mail, 11 Oct 1954, p14.
  6. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  7. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 29 Sep 1910, p2.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Brisbane Courier, 15 Mar 1928, p11.
Last Edited21 Jan 2016

Norman Bayles

M, #4885, b. 1866, d. 25 Sep 1946
(Witness) Land-Note GEM-D-60: this property had a number of tenants or unlisted owners - and was probably re-possessed by Hannah Clarke at some stage - ownership was eventually by Norman Bayles, a solicitor, Hannah Clarke's son-in-law.1,2 
Anecdote*Norman Bayles
Born 01 February 1865 (Prahran, Victoria)
Died 25 September 1946 (Toorak. St Kilda cemetery)
Parents William, merchant, b. England and Isobel Buist
Marriage (1) 18 Feb 1897 Campbelltown, Tasmania, Marion Elizabeth Clarke (dec. 1915), (2) 11 Sept 1917 Roma Mary Hill Neill nee James; 1s.
Occupation Solicitor
Religion Presbyterian
Education Toorak College, Scotch Coll, Melbourne University
Career Admitted to practice as solicitor 1887; partner in firm of Bayles, Hamilton and Wilks, member Scotch College Council; member Melbourne Cricket Club committee, MCG trustee, champion tennis player in youth; travelled frequently overseas: treasurer Toorak Presbyterian Church. Father was MLA Villiers and Heytesbury 1864-1880;
Party Ministerialist
Independent
Liberal
Nationalist
Economy Party

Party Note Supported no-confidence motion against Bent 1908.
House MLA
Electorate Toorak
Start 1st Oct 1906 (b/e)
End 1st Sep 1920.3
 
Birth*1866 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B4235 [par William BAYLES & Isabel BUIST].4 
Marriage*18 Feb 1897 Spouse: Marion Eliza Clarke. Hobart, TAS, Australia, #M224.5
Land-UBeac*a 1905 GEM-D-60. Transfer from Hannah Clarke to Norman Bayles. Mortgage probably transferred to Marion Bayles at some stage - Norman Bayles listed as owner in rate book 1906, 1913.1914.1921.1922.6 
Widower15 Sep 1915He became a widower upon the death of his wife Marion Eliza Clarke.7 
Marriage*11 Sep 1917 Spouse: Roma Mary Hill James. VIC, Australia, #M5104 (as Roma NEILL.)7
 
Land-UBeac*18 Sep 1923 GEM-D-60. Transfer from Norman Bayles to Rev Eustace Vernon Wade. 105a 3r 27p.8 
Widower16 Apr 1945Norman Bayles became a widower upon the death of his wife Roma Mary Hill James
Death*25 Sep 1946 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D11550 (Age 81) [par William BAYLES & Isabel BUISSE].9 
Death-Notice*27 Sep 1946BAYLES. - On September 25, at Umina, Lansell road, Toorak. Norman, loved father of Ian Norman, and brother of Walter Melville Bayles.
BAYLES.-The Funeral of the late NORMAN BAYLES will leave the Toorak Presbyterian Church, Toorak, THIS DAY (Friday), after a service commencing at 11 a.m., for the St. Kilda Cemetery.10 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Mar 1946, Coincidence In Accidents To 2 Brothers
    Two brothers, both elderly, were injured yesterday afternoon within about an hour in remarkably similar circumstances. Knocked down by an Army vehicle in Spring st, city, near Parliament House, Norman Bayles, 81, of the Melbourne Club, Collins st, city, suffered a fractured leg and head injuries. He was admitted to St Vincent's Hospital.
    Shortly after, when his brother, Mr Walter Bayles, 75, of Woorigaleen rd, Toorak, learned of the accident, he called at the Melbourne Club to inquire to which hospital his brother had been taken. As he crossed Collins st he also was struck by a car and suffered severe concussion. He received attention from a Collins st doctor and was sent home by ambulance. Both accidents were reported to the Civil Ambulance by the same policeman.
    For several years Mr Norman Bayles represented Toorak in the State House. He frequently travelled abroad, and on his last trip reached England just before the outbreak of war. He returned to Australia last year.11
  • 26 Aug 1946, Wing-Cdr Ian Bayles has arrived in Melbourne by air from England on a short visit to his father, Mr Norman Bayles, who has been suffering for some months from severe injuries suffered in a motor accident.12
  • 26 Sep 1946, OBITUARY - MR NORMAN BAYLES
    Mr Norman Bayles died yesterday at his residence in Lansell rd, Toorak.
    Mr Bayles was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Toorak in 1906, and retained the seat until 1920, when he did not seek re-election. A son of the late Alderman Bayles, he entered Scotch College in 1875. For many years he practised in Melbourne as a barrister and solicitor, and he several times represented Victoria in interstate tennis matches. He was a member of the MCC committee for several years.
    The funeral will leave Toorak Presbyterian Church tomorrow after a service at 11 am for St Kilda Cemetery. A. A. Sleight Pty Ltd have charge of the arrangements.13
  • 14 Dec 1946, SOLICITOR LEAVES £82,639
    Estate in Victoria sworn at £82,639 gross (all personalty) was left by Mr Norman Bayles, solicitor, late of Lansell rd, Toorak, who died on September 25 last. The will was dated November 30, 1945.
    Wing-Commander Ian Norman Bayles is the residuary beneficiary. Cash legacies include £2,000 to Mr Rupert Wilks, a partner of testator; £500 each to Scotch College and Toorak Presbyterian Church, subject in the latter case to compliance with a letter of directions; £400 to Alfred Hospital; £200 to St Andrew's, Hospital; £100 each to Royal Melbourne, Austin, and Children's hospitals, and to the Salvation Army; and £50 to Hornbrook Kindergarten.14

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Norman Bayles (1865-1946), politician and solicitor, was born on 1 February 1865 at Prahran, Victoria, sixth child of William Bayles, merchant, and his wife Isobel, née Buist. The family lived in Toorak. Norman was educated at Toorak and Scotch colleges and in 1883 attended classes at the University of Melbourne. Later he practised as a solicitor and became a member of the firm of Bayles, Hamilton & Wilks. On 18 February 1897 at Campbell Town, Tasmania, he married Marion Elizabeth Clarke, who died in 1915 leaving no issue. On 11 September 1917 he married a widow, Roma Mary Hill Neill, née James; they had one son.
When young, Bayles achieved renown as a tennis player, and was three times joint holder of that Victorian doubles championship; (Sir) Norman and (Dame) Mabel Brookes were his friends. He had gained political experience campaigning for D. Gillies and (Sir) George Fairbairn before he won the Legislative Assembly by-election in 1906 for the highly prized Toorak constituency. He retained something of a dashing image, though Melbourne Punch thought that 'his mannerism had always suggested the aesthetic—the drawing room as against the football field'. In his maiden speech he declared his intention of playing the game, and jovially warned other members that 'if they hit hard they must not expect him not to do the same, because he had a rather good left, and a good counter, too'.
Bayles, as befitting the representative of Toorak, soon established a reputation as one of the most conservative members. He opposed the land tax and resisted Sir Thomas Bent's closer settlement legislation. Never afraid to pursue an independent line, he helped to expel Bent from office in 1909; during World War I he was a member of the so-called 'Economy Party', which was critical of Sir Alexander Peacock's government. On moral issues he was responsive to the women's vote and always received a good deal of female support; he favoured legislation to suppress the gaming business of John Wren, and voted for the continuation of six-o'clock closing after the war. However, fourteen years of politics were enough for him and he retired in 1920.
Bayles was long a member of the Council of Scotch College; he also served on the committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club and was a trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was a member and for many years treasurer of Toorak Presbyterian Church and also took an active interest in the Alfred Hospital. He listed motoring as a hobby and his bright yellow motor car was said to have been a Collins Street West landmark. In the 1920s and 1930s he was a constant traveller abroad, claiming to have covered 300,000 miles (480,802 km) in a decade; the excuse he gave was the educating of his son at Winchester College. Bayles died at his home in Toorak on 25 September 1946, predeceased by his wife, and was buried in St Kilda cemetery. His estate was valued for probate at £82,640.15

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920.
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Johnston William Farmer     owner     1885          106     N11          
         owner     1886                         N11          
         owner     1887                         N10          
         owner     1888     Cardinia Creek          House     106     N50          
         owner     1889                         N50     arrears reduced by court     
    Johnston William Farmer     owner     1890     GEM     Lot 60     House     106     N25          
         owner     1891                                   
         owner     1892                         N20          
         owner     1893                         N15     arr     
         owner     1894                         N15          
    Radcliffe Harold A Farmer     owner     1895                         N15     arr     
         owner     1896                         N15     paid     
         owner     1897                         N15     paid     
         owner     1898                         N15     arr     
         owner     1899                         N18     paid     
    Radcliffe Harold A Farmer     owner     1900     GEM     Lot 60          106     N18          
         owner     1901                         N18     arr     
         owner     1902                         N18     arr     
    Patterson Upper Beac     lessee Radcliffe     1903                                   
    Mason, Mrs Lady     lessee Radcliffe     1904     GEM     Lot 16          106     N16     4.16 arr     
    Mason, Mrs Lady     lessee Radcliffe     1905                         N16     6 arr     
    Bayles Norman, solicitor     owner     1906     GEM     Lot 16          106     N16     paid up     
    Cottell T G          1907          not identified          not identified     N16          
    Cottell T G          1908                    106     N16          
    Cottell Thomas G, beaconsfield Farmer     O     1909                    106     N16     arrears     
    Close, unknown, farmer Beaconsfield     O     1910     GEM     Lot 16          106     N16     arrears     
    Close, Beaconsfield farmer     O     1911                    106     N16     arrears     
    Close, UB farmer     O     1912     GEM     Lot 16          106     N16     arrears     
    Bayles          1913                         N10          
              1914                         N10          
              1921                                   
              1922                                   
    Bayles crossed out: now Rev Eustace Wade, Ridgley College Parkville          1923     GEM     Lot 60          105     N10     paid     also bought Lot 45 from Edward Chase 12.5.1924.
  3. [S186] Website Victorian Parliament Re-member (http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/) "Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985."
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  5. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania "Norman BAYLES, present address Tasmanian Club, usual address Toorak VIC, age 32, solicitor [par William & Isabel BAYLES
    Marion Eliza CLARKE, present and usual address Hobart, age 32, Gentlewoman, [par Thomas Biggs & Hannah Clarke] father a grazier."
  6. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  7. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2760-920 - Norman Bayles to Eustace Vernon Wade of Ridley College Sydney Road Parkville Minister of Religion. there was a caveat No 46639 lodged on this property on 16 May 1916 - lapsed 13 Sep 1923.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Sep 1946, p2 + p20.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Mar 1946, p20.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Aug 1946, p2.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Sep 1946, p3.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Dec 1946, p6.
  15. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, John Rickard, 'Bayles, Norman (1865–1946)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/bayles-norman-5161/text8663, published first in hardcopy 1979, accessed online 19 January 2016.
    Select Bibliography:
    E. H. Sugden and F. W. Eggleston, George Swinburne (Syd, 1931)
    M. Brookes, Crowded Galleries (Melb, 1956)
    Parliamentary Debates (Victoria), 1906, 2116
    Australasian, 20 Feb 1897
    Punch (Melbourne), 23 Oct 1917
    Age (Melbourne), and Argus (Melbourne), 26 Sept 1946
    K. Rollison, Groups and Attitudes in the Victorian Legislative Assembly, 1900-1909 (Ph.D. thesis, La Trobe University, 1972).
Last Edited19 Jan 2016

Thomas George Cottell

M, #4886, b. 1865, d. 7 Aug 1942
Father*Charles James Cottell
Mother*Elizabeth Langham
Birth*1865 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B24241.1 
Land-Note*c 1907 GEM-D-60: 1907-1909 - Ratepayer Thomas George Cottell not listed on title probably a tenant of Hannah Clarke.2 
Land-UBeac*c Sep 1910 GEM-D-60. Transfer from Thomas George Cottell to Herbert Jackson Close. Owner 1910-1912 - not listed on title, probably tenant of Hannah Clarke.2 
Death*7 Aug 1942 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D8432 (Age 76) [par Charles James COTTELL & Elizabeth LANGHAM].3 
Death-Notice*10 Aug 1942COTTELL.-On August 7, Thomas George Cottell, 26 Morrice street, Caulfield, beloved second eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. J Cottell, of 9 Camperdown street, Middle Brighton. (Privately Interred.)4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Dec 1907, Berwick Shire Council - Correspondence: From T. G. Cossel, Upper Beaconsfield calling attention to dangerous state of the road over Cardinia Creek, opposite "Braeside."--On the motion of Crs. Martin and Grant, referred to clerk of work.5
  • 18 Mar 1908, Berwick Shire Council - Correspondence: From Cottell Bros. Upper Beaconsfield, stating that the road at Narre Warren and Berwick finger-post was in a dangerous state, and asking that the crown of the bill be cut down.-On motion of the President and Cr. Beaumont, half an acre of land be acquired for deviation purposes.6
  • 29 Sep 1910, Property Sales: On account of Mr. Cottell, 106 acres Berwick, to Mr. Close, of Camberwell.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 Aug 1942, p2.
  5. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 4 Dec 1907, p3.
  6. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 18 Mar 1908, p3.
  7. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 29 Sep 1910, p2.
Last Edited3 May 2016
 

NOTE

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