Helen Maxwell Wilson

F, #4956
Land-UBeac*5 Dec 1949 GEM-E-10A.B (part), Glen Brae. Transfer from Valerie Frankel Cohen Yvonne Frankel Cohen to Helen Maxwell Wilson. 57a 0r 16p.1 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1949 GEM-E-10A.B (part), Glen Brae. Transfer from Helen Maxwell Wilson to Frank Ralph Cooke. 57a 0r 16p.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1917Lindenow, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.3
bt 1922 - 1924Tullyvallin, Clendon Road, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.4,5
1931The Haven, Sorrento, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.6
1949Glen Brae, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.7
195448 Stanley Street, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.8
195427 Ailsa Grove, Ivanhoe, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.8
196331 Carlton Street, Bentleigh, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.9

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6546-194 - Helen Maxwell Wilson of "Glen-Brae", Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield, Guest House Proprietress.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6546-194 - Frank Ralph Cooke of "Morella" Calder Highway Gisbourne Caterer.
  3. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917 "also Thomas WILSON labourer and Lorna Elizabeth Wilson home duties."
  4. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  5. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  6. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  7. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  8. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  9. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
Last Edited14 Nov 2021

Valerie Frankel Cohen

F, #4957, b. 1911, d. 6 Feb 2008
Father*Morris Edwin Cohen b. 1866, d. 30 Mar 1931
Mother*Viva May Frankel b. 15 May 1879, d. 11 Jul 1956
Married NameAlbiston.1 
Book*Artist of the Islands: Volume 2: The Cohen Sisters: Val & Von.2 
Birth*1911 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B24071.3 
Land-UBeac*25 Mar 1942 GEM-E-10A.B (part). Transfer from Victoria Jean Cotter to Valerie Frankel Cohen Yvonne Frankel Cohen. 57a 0r 16p - transfer 1853902.4 
Land-UBeac*5 Dec 1949 GEM-E-10A.B (part), Glen Brae. Transfer from Valerie Frankel Cohen Yvonne Frankel Cohen to Helen Maxwell Wilson. 57a 0r 16p.5 
Marriage*26 Sep 1951 Spouse: Dr Norman Arthur Albiston. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.6
 
Note*1978 Yvonne Frankel Cohen. James Gleeson Interview: see exhibit.
Widow17 Jul 1979Valerie Frankel Cohen became a widow upon the death of her husband Dr Norman Arthur Albiston.1 
Death*6 Feb 2008 Melbourne, VIC, Australia.1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jul 1931: The LATE MR. COHEN - The Scamander Tragedy Application for Probate MELBOURNE. July 12.
    The manner in which Mr. Morris Edwin Cohen, retired iron merchant, of Ormond Esplanade, Elwood, aged 65 years, met his death is shown in documents filed with the application which was made to-day for probate of his will. The application is made on the presumption that testator is dead.
    The executrix and the executor of the will, Mrs. Viva May Cohen and Mr. Arthur Phillips, solicitor, set out in an affidavit that to the best of their belief testator died on March 30, 1931. He left a will bearing date April 24, 1930. A joint affidavit by the widow, and by
    Valerie Frankel Cohen and Yvonne Frankel Cohen, two daughters, sets out that on March 27, 1931, they all accompanied testator to Tasmania on a holiday. They took up residence at the Scamander Hotel, Scamander, and on the morning of Monday, March 30, testator obtained a boat from the proprietors of the hotel, and took his two daughters for a row on the river, which ran into the sea. There was a bar at the mouth of the river. Testator rowed the boat down the river to the sea. The tide was running out, and there was a very swift current at the bar. On the return journey the daughters found that they could make no progress against the current, and testator took the oars. In the meantime the boat was carried over the bar, and realising the danger of being swept out to sea the daughters jumped out of the boat, and called to testator to follow them. He jumped from the bow, and simultaneously a wave broke over the boat, which by this time was being swiftly carried out to sea.
    The daughters struggled out of the water, but they did not again see their father. It had been reported to the deponents that human remains had been swept up from the sea recently, and that those remains would be the subject of an inquiry by the Coroner.
    An affidavit by Dr. Henry Shannon set out that testator had a bad heart. The sudden immersion and the mental disturbance would be sufficient to bring about heart failure and immediate death. Morris Edwin Cohen, Yvonne Frankel Cohen7
  • 24 Dec 1932: GLEN BRAE (Beaconsfield Upper) wants man, middle aged, gardener, fair axe man, milk, generally useful, good home, 15/; permanent to suitable man. State age. references. Protestant preferred. Yvonne Frankel Cohen8
  • 9 Aug 1935: Singapore Souvenir
    A GENUINE COOLIE HAT was worn by Miss Valerie Frankel Cohen when the Nieuw Holland arrived at Melbourne yesterday.
    Miss Frankel-Cohen brought the hat from Singapore.9
  • 18 Feb 1941: DUNK ISLAND IN OILS
    At the Riddell Galleries the Misses Valerie and Yvonne Cohen are exhibiting a number of oils inspired by a recent visit to Dunk Island.
    There is a strong similarity in the work of the two sisters. Both are in love with strong, unmodulated colour, and neither has much feeling for sublety and nuance. As a consequence the Dunk Island here depicted is as brazen a terrain as that of melodrama. The pictures undoubtedly convey something of the luxuriant growth, the burning sunshine, the tropical urgency of their subject matter, but It Is difficult to believe that the island itself contains no more of beauty than the artists have captured. By and large. Yvonne Cohen's "Charlie" (No. 17), which is more subtle than the rest, and her sister's "Jungle Shadows" (No. 28), "Low Tide" (No. 34), and "Tenagra Leaves" (No. 37) seemed to me to be the pick of the lot.
    The exhibition will be opened at 3.30 p.m. to-day by Miss Gladys Moncrieff, and remain open until March 1. Yvonne Frankel Cohen10
  • 22 Dec 1944: THE LIFE OF MELBOURNE. Vesta Junior's Mirror of the Day. Thursday Night
    We all have an ideal way of life, which we hope one day will be ours. Mine has always been a tropical island, with long stretches of yellow sand, a sky unflecked by cloud . . . and pineapples, mangoes, and bananas within arm's reach-no gas stove, telephone, vacuum cleaners, none of the chores so integral a part of city life. Too idealistic altogether, my family says; such things no longer exist.
    But they do. Today I was visited by Yvonne Fraenkel-Cohen, who, with her sister, Valerie, has just returned to Melbourne from their island, Timana, off the Queensland coast. They own this island, and go there every year. They have been doing this ever since 1940-and this time they were there 7 1/2 months.
    Yvonne and Valerie are not just lotus eaters, and their island is not simply a refuge on which to laze. They are artists, and both are considered among the most promising of our younger painters. Charming to look at, the sisters form an interesting contrast. Yvonne, dark, with perfect features, and smooth hair: Valerie, slight, fair, petite, and blue-eyed.
    Life on Timana is ideal, but they have had to work hard. When they first went there everything was wild Now a shack has been built-one large livingroom and wide verandahs where one can sleep.
    Apart from their painting they spend their time in the garden. This year they had good carrots, tropical beans, papaws. pineapples, bananas.
    Pineapples for Troops .
    At this juncture Noel Wood, the South Australian artist, who lives on an island close by, came in. He told us how he had 5,000 pineapples, all of which ripened at the same time. But then Noel Wood grows great quantities of both fruit and vegetables, which are taken by, launch to Tully, the nearest port of call on the mainland, and from there are distributed to the troops.
    He shared for a time his island, which is called Bedarra, with Hugo Brassey, and at one time when the supply boat omitted to call they lived for six months on oysters, which they gathered, and coconuts.
    These gardening activities seem to have interfered but little with the painting of these artists. The two Fraenkel-Cohens, Noel Wood, and Charles Martin will hold an exhibition early in February at Georges' gallery.
    Yvonne said painting in the tropics was not as ideal as it might appear; for while their island was on the whole fairly free from insect pests, there were times when mosquitoes, sand flies, and particularly march flies, descended on them in hordes. This year had been particularly bad, and the reason, they were told, was the windstorms which had swept up from New South Wales.
    One of the most important questions that I almost forgot to ask her was what they wore in those parts. "Sarongs," she said, "and play suits or shorts." Nice, I thought, for the beach, but not so good during an insect plague. Yvonne Frankel Cohen11
  • 25 Aug 1945: BEACONSFIELD UPPER.- Glen Brae, Emerald road, Upper Beaconsfield, 37 miles from Melbourne by rail and service car daily.
    Excellent accommodation available from October 1, Moderate tariff. Hot-water service. One mile from Beacon Hill Golf Course. An ideal resort for those desiring relaxation amid beautiful surroundings. Tel Upper Beaconsfield 33. Yvonne Frankel Cohen12
  • 28 Nov 1945: BEACONSFIELD UPPER. - Glen Brae. Reopening now. - Few Vacancies before Xmas. Booked out Xmas. Vacancies middle Jan. Beautiful restful surroundings. Farm produce. Tel. Upper-Beaconsfield 33. Yvonne Frankel Cohen13
  • 22 Dec 1945: GLEN BRAE. Upper Beaconsfield.-Will all persons booked for Christmas at above please ring Upper Beaconsfield 33 Immed. Yvonne Frankel Cohen14

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://genealogy.metastudies.net/WC10/WC10_498.HTM
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://mbhs.com.au/index.php/our-people/art/…
    https://mbhs.com.au/images/…
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3707-233 - Valerie Frankel Cohen and Yvonne Frankel Cohen both of 434 St Kilda Road Melbourne Spinsters - C/T 6546-194.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6546-194 - Helen Maxwell Wilson of "Glen-Brae", Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield, Guest House Proprietress.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://mbhs.com.au/index.php/our-people/art/…
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), 15 Jul 1931, p5.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), 24 Dec 1932, p22.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - News (Adelaide, SA), Fri 9 Aug 1935, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/128414672
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 Feb 1941, p4.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 Dec 1944, p6.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Sep 1945, p31. Also 25 Aug 1945, p26.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Nov 1945, p19.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 Dec 1945, p20.
Last Edited19 Mar 2023

Yvonne Frankel Cohen

F, #4959, b. 28 Jun 1914, d. 2004
Father*Morris Edwin Cohen b. 1866, d. 30 Mar 1931
Mother*Viva May Frankel b. 15 May 1879, d. 11 Jul 1956
Book*Artist of the Islands: Volume 2: The Cohen Sisters: Val & Von.1 
Birth*28 Jun 1914 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #B21593.2 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac25 Mar 1942 GEM-E-10A.B (part). Transfer from Victoria Jean Cotter to Valerie Frankel Cohen Yvonne Frankel Cohen. 57a 0r 16p - transfer 1853902.3 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac5 Dec 1949 GEM-E-10A.B (part), Glen Brae. Transfer from Valerie Frankel Cohen Yvonne Frankel Cohen to Helen Maxwell Wilson. 57a 0r 16p.4 
Note* Yvonne Frenkel Cohen was born in Melbourne in 1914 and spent the majority of her life as a dedicated painter, alongside her sister Valerie Albiston. Their father, Morris Cohen had a close association with one of the Heidelberg artists David Davies, and the sisters frequently accompanied their father on weekend painting trips.
After extensive travel throughout Europe, studying the works of emerging painters of the day, the sisters returned to Australia in 1935 and enrolled in the National Gallery School under the tuition of W. B. McInnes. This was followed by tuition with Louis McCubbin, six months at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology under Murray Griffin and a brief period with John Rowell.
In a plan to escape the cold winter of Melbourne in 1938, Cohen and Albiston travelled North to the tropics, ultimately settling in the Dunk and Timana island region where they concentrated their efforts on painting the wild beauty of the tropical island landscape. For the next 40 years the sisters divided their time between Melbourne and the tropics, developing their reputation as early pioneers of the Modernist Australian painting movement, inspired by the Northern landscape.
Yvonne Cohen studied at RMIT, George Bell School, c 1950. The daughter of Morris Cohen and sister of Valerie Albiston, she painted mainly semi-abstract landscapes. Her work appeared in exhibitions with Jim Alexander Gallery; Charles Nodrum; Eastgate Gallery and in Classical Modernism: The George Bell Circle, National Gallery of Victoria 1992.5 
Note*1978 Valerie Frankel Cohen. James Gleeson Interview: see exhibit.
Death*2004 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jul 1931: The LATE MR. COHEN - The Scamander Tragedy Application for Probate MELBOURNE. July 12.
    The manner in which Mr. Morris Edwin Cohen, retired iron merchant, of Ormond Esplanade, Elwood, aged 65 years, met his death is shown in documents filed with the application which was made to-day for probate of his will. The application is made on the presumption that testator is dead.
    The executrix and the executor of the will, Mrs. Viva May Cohen and Mr. Arthur Phillips, solicitor, set out in an affidavit that to the best of their belief testator died on March 30, 1931. He left a will bearing date April 24, 1930. A joint affidavit by the widow, and by
    Valerie Frankel Cohen and Yvonne Frankel Cohen, two daughters, sets out that on March 27, 1931, they all accompanied testator to Tasmania on a holiday. They took up residence at the Scamander Hotel, Scamander, and on the morning of Monday, March 30, testator obtained a boat from the proprietors of the hotel, and took his two daughters for a row on the river, which ran into the sea. There was a bar at the mouth of the river. Testator rowed the boat down the river to the sea. The tide was running out, and there was a very swift current at the bar. On the return journey the daughters found that they could make no progress against the current, and testator took the oars. In the meantime the boat was carried over the bar, and realising the danger of being swept out to sea the daughters jumped out of the boat, and called to testator to follow them. He jumped from the bow, and simultaneously a wave broke over the boat, which by this time was being swiftly carried out to sea.
    The daughters struggled out of the water, but they did not again see their father. It had been reported to the deponents that human remains had been swept up from the sea recently, and that those remains would be the subject of an inquiry by the Coroner.
    An affidavit by Dr. Henry Shannon set out that testator had a bad heart. The sudden immersion and the mental disturbance would be sufficient to bring about heart failure and immediate death. Morris Edwin Cohen, Valerie Frankel Cohen6
  • 24 Dec 1932: GLEN BRAE (Beaconsfield Upper) wants man, middle aged, gardener, fair axe man, milk, generally useful, good home, 15/; permanent to suitable man. State age. references. Protestant preferred. Valerie Frankel Cohen7
  • 18 Feb 1941: DUNK ISLAND IN OILS
    At the Riddell Galleries the Misses Valerie and Yvonne Cohen are exhibiting a number of oils inspired by a recent visit to Dunk Island.
    There is a strong similarity in the work of the two sisters. Both are in love with strong, unmodulated colour, and neither has much feeling for sublety and nuance. As a consequence the Dunk Island here depicted is as brazen a terrain as that of melodrama. The pictures undoubtedly convey something of the luxuriant growth, the burning sunshine, the tropical urgency of their subject matter, but It Is difficult to believe that the island itself contains no more of beauty than the artists have captured. By and large. Yvonne Cohen's "Charlie" (No. 17), which is more subtle than the rest, and her sister's "Jungle Shadows" (No. 28), "Low Tide" (No. 34), and "Tenagra Leaves" (No. 37) seemed to me to be the pick of the lot.
    The exhibition will be opened at 3.30 p.m. to-day by Miss Gladys Moncrieff, and remain open until March 1. Valerie Frankel Cohen8
  • 22 Dec 1944: THE LIFE OF MELBOURNE. Vesta Junior's Mirror of the Day. Thursday Night
    We all have an ideal way of life, which we hope one day will be ours. Mine has always been a tropical island, with long stretches of yellow sand, a sky unflecked by cloud . . . and pineapples, mangoes, and bananas within arm's reach-no gas stove, telephone, vacuum cleaners, none of the chores so integral a part of city life. Too idealistic altogether, my family says; such things no longer exist.
    But they do. Today I was visited by Yvonne Fraenkel-Cohen, who, with her sister, Valerie, has just returned to Melbourne from their island, Timana, off the Queensland coast. They own this island, and go there every year. They have been doing this ever since 1940-and this time they were there 7 1/2 months.
    Yvonne and Valerie are not just lotus eaters, and their island is not simply a refuge on which to laze. They are artists, and both are considered among the most promising of our younger painters. Charming to look at, the sisters form an interesting contrast. Yvonne, dark, with perfect features, and smooth hair: Valerie, slight, fair, petite, and blue-eyed.
    Life on Timana is ideal, but they have had to work hard. When they first went there everything was wild Now a shack has been built-one large livingroom and wide verandahs where one can sleep.
    Apart from their painting they spend their time in the garden. This year they had good carrots, tropical beans, papaws. pineapples, bananas.
    Pineapples for Troops .
    At this juncture Noel Wood, the South Australian artist, who lives on an island close by, came in. He told us how he had 5,000 pineapples, all of which ripened at the same time. But then Noel Wood grows great quantities of both fruit and vegetables, which are taken by, launch to Tully, the nearest port of call on the mainland, and from there are distributed to the troops.
    He shared for a time his island, which is called Bedarra, with Hugo Brassey, and at one time when the supply boat omitted to call they lived for six months on oysters, which they gathered, and coconuts.
    These gardening activities seem to have interfered but little with the painting of these artists. The two Fraenkel-Cohens, Noel Wood, and Charles Martin will hold an exhibition early in February at Georges' gallery.
    Yvonne said painting in the tropics was not as ideal as it might appear; for while their island was on the whole fairly free from insect pests, there were times when mosquitoes, sand flies, and particularly march flies, descended on them in hordes. This year had been particularly bad, and the reason, they were told, was the windstorms which had swept up from New South Wales.
    One of the most important questions that I almost forgot to ask her was what they wore in those parts. "Sarongs," she said, "and play suits or shorts." Nice, I thought, for the beach, but not so good during an insect plague. Valerie Frankel Cohen9
  • 25 Aug 1945: BEACONSFIELD UPPER.- Glen Brae, Emerald road, Upper Beaconsfield, 37 miles from Melbourne by rail and service car daily.
    Excellent accommodation available from October 1, Moderate tariff. Hot-water service. One mile from Beacon Hill Golf Course. An ideal resort for those desiring relaxation amid beautiful surroundings. Tel Upper Beaconsfield 33. Valerie Frankel Cohen10
  • 28 Nov 1945: BEACONSFIELD UPPER. - Glen Brae. Reopening now. - Few Vacancies before Xmas. Booked out Xmas. Vacancies middle Jan. Beautiful restful surroundings. Farm produce. Tel. Upper-Beaconsfield 33. Valerie Frankel Cohen11
  • 22 Dec 1945: GLEN BRAE. Upper Beaconsfield.-Will all persons booked for Christmas at above please ring Upper Beaconsfield 33 Immed. Valerie Frankel Cohen12

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://mbhs.com.au/index.php/our-people/art/…
    https://mbhs.com.au/images/…
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3707-233 - Valerie Frankel Cohen and Yvonne Frankel Cohen both of 434 St Kilda Road Melbourne Spinsters - C/T 6546-194.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 6546-194 - Helen Maxwell Wilson of "Glen-Brae", Emerald Road, Upper Beaconsfield, Guest House Proprietress.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://collection.cairnsregionalgallery.com.au/…
    Queensland Beach 1945; oil paint on canvas board; 455 x 570mm; Gift of the artist and Valerie Albiston through the Cultural Gift Program, 1999; CRG reference code: 1999.08; © Yvonne Cohen estate.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), 15 Jul 1931, p5.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), 24 Dec 1932, p22.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 18 Feb 1941, p4.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 Dec 1944, p6.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Sep 1945, p31. Also 25 Aug 1945, p26.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Nov 1945, p19.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 Dec 1945, p20.
Last Edited19 Mar 2023

Charles Abraham D'Ebro

M, #4961, b. 27 Oct 1850, d. 23 Jun 1920
Probate (Will)* Charles A DEbro. Architect Etc. Melb. 23 Jun 1920. 175/084.1 
Note26 Mar 1849 Charles A D'Ebro's mother remarried in 30 May 1853. Her second husband, Abraham Cooper, was an artist in his late 60s. He died on 24 Dec 1868. Frances D'Ebro McCarthy, widow, father Justitian McCarthy, artist. In the 1881 census she was listed as a modeller in clay.2 
Note*Sep 1850 Death of father: Sep Q 1850 (St Luke Chelsea) 03 43 (Age 30) - as Baron D'Ebro.3 
Birth*27 Oct 1850 London, England, Mar Q 1851 (St Giles In The Fields & St George Bloomsbury) 01 61. Mother's maiden surname: Mcarthy. As Charles Abraham D'Ebro
- baptised 26 Nov 1854, St George, Bloomsbury. (par Charles D'Almandos D'EBRO, gentleman & Frances), Bury Street.4,5 
Land-UBeac*22 Jul 1882Selection: GEM-E-10. 98a 0r 5p - Date of crown lease 1 Jul 1889 for the term of fourteen years. Land File 10515/19.20 - Selected by C. A. D'EBRO. Property was later divided into three parts, 10A.10B.10C, partly used as Closer Settlement Orchard - see land file.6,7 
Land-Note*5 Feb 1886 The Secretary of Lands. Sir, I shall be glad if you will make arrangements for a 1c road being run up the west boundary of my selection at Gembrook, County of Mornington, as it was been requested by adjoining owners, with my concurrence.
Yours truly
Charles A D'Ebro
I have forwarded title deed so that alterations may be shewn.8 
Land-Note5 Apr 1886 Receiver of Revenue. Sir, I enclose cheque for £5.0 being amount of license fee for half year up to July 1886 on selection of 100 acres at Gembrook.
A short time ago I left the certificate and plan with an arrangement that a road should be allowed on W.side but since then I hear that Messrs Hall & Graham who adjoin me with it in another situation so that it will be better to return the certificate and not alter the boundaries.
Yours truly
Charles D'Ebro.9 
Land-Note4 Jan 1887 Application for licence. Declaration - that I have paid £35 being all the fees due on the said licence. List of improvements: 70 chains of fencing £73.15.0
Grubbing Clearing 3 acres £30. Total £103.15.0
Declared by W Brisbane.
The Mounted Constable (Police Bailiff), inspecting the land declared on 2 Feb 1887 that the fencing was worth £53.8.0, and the other improvements £25.0.0.
There is no person residing on the land. I am informed that Mr D'Ebro is residing about Melbourne.10 
Land-Note17 Feb 1887 The Secretary of Lands. Sir, Referring to your letter of 14th Feb (10515/19) I have to inform you that I shall be glad if you will have a valuation made by some competent person of the improvements I have placed upon my selection of 100 acres at Gembrook, and if an appointment is made either my agent or myself will accompany him. I know that the amount he places is not correct and he cannot have properly considered the matter.
I have the honour to be your obedient servant, Charles D'Ebro.11 
Land-Note16 May 1887 Another valuation was made by John Yeoman: 93 chains of Post and wire fence £75.3.0, 4 acres grubbed £40. Total £115.3.0.10 
Land-Note18 Sep 1888 My dear Sir, I must apologize for not answering your letter before this but my absence from the Colony must be my excuse.
I remember your writing some time ago asking permission for a road through my land, and think some sort of permission was made, but I also think that I went up to the Lands Dept to arrange this, to enquire whether they would reduce my land payments by the area of road which I was giving up. It is about 1 3/4 acres.
I also heard that you had abandoned the idea for making the road, however if you still intend making it I think there is no objection, although I should prefer you getting the adjoining owner to go half as the value of land has increased so much. I also forwarded Mr Graham some time ago a statement of charge for your portion of fencing, 3.11.0. Please see that fence is put up now.
I am yours truly, Charles D'Ebro.
On reverse of letter:
Mr Graham and myself wish a road surveyed along the western boundary of C.A. D'Ebro's block of 100 acres inParish of Gembrook in order to give access from the road south of his block to our 49th Sec. allow to enter, and this is Mr D'Ebro's consent to the excision.
Please have road opened and we will undertake to erect necessary fencing.
GW Hall 11.9.88.10 
Marriage*18 Jan 1891 Spouse: Blanche Mary Tracy. Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, VIC, Australia, #M463.12
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Feb 1891 D'EBRO—TRACY. —On the 28th ult., at Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, by the Rev. Dr. Torrance, assisted by the Rev. F. J. Price, Charles A. D'Ebro to Blanche Mary, daughter, of the late Richard T. Tracy, M.D.13 
Land-UBeac*19 Mar 1895 GEM-E-10 (part) LP3873 Lots 1.2.3.4. Transfer from Charles Abraham D'Ebro to Alfred Johnson. 50a 0r 5p 1/2 p (western part) - lease cancelled 18 Jul 1895 No 11858.14 
Land-UBeac1 May 1895 GEM-E-10 (part) LP3873 Lots 5.6.7.8. Transfer from Charles Abraham D'Ebro to Edwin Rawlins. 48a 0r 5p (eastern part) - lease cancelled 9 Aug 1895 No 13206.15 
Death*23 Jun 1920 Weld Club, Perth, WA, Australia, #D859 [par Charles D'Almandos D'EBRO & Frances COOPER] - suicide.16 
Death-Notice*25 Jun 1920 D'EBRO.-The Friends of the late Mr. Charles Abraham D'Ebro, civil-engineer, of Toorak, Victoria, and of Messrs. Meldrum, D'Ebro, and McKenzie, of Melbourne, Victoria, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Anglican Cemetery, Karrakatta. The Funeral is appointed to leave Messrs Bowra and O'Dea's Private Mortuary, 195 Pier-street, Perth, at 2.15 o'clock. THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON, per road. Friends wishing to attend the Funeral may proceed by the 3 o'clock train leaving Perth.17 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Francis D'Ebro (mother, widowed), 10 Bury Street, Bloomsbury, London, EnglandAge 5 months18

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Dec 1882: THE RAILWAY BILL.
    The Railway Construction Bill was further considered in committee. On the proposed Beaconsfield railway, evidence was taken as under : —
    Mr. W. William Brisbane, sawmill proprietor, of Beaconsfield, stated that there would be no difficulty in carrying a line from Beaconsfield station to Beaconsfield. During the year ending October, 1882, about 14,000 persons travelled between Beaconsfield station and Melbourne. A line could be continued from the station to Gembrook.
    He knew of one house built in the locality that cost £6000, and he believed there was some talk of the Government renting it as a country seat for the Governor. Special rolling-stock of a light cheap character would be required for the line. The projected line went into the centre of population, and would pay. It was publicly alleged that the allotments in the district were owned by members of Parliament, but he only know of two cases in which that assertion was true. The company, of which he (Mr. Brisbane) was the manager, was now constructing a wooden tramway, 6 miles in length, which he estimated would not cost more than £700 altogether. He would not, however, recommend the State to have anything to do with wooden tramways.
    Mr. CAMPBELL, at this stage, mentioned that he had drawn up a resolutiun in favor of appointing a committee to inquire as to the relative wants of tramways and railways, for the special requirements of Beaconsfield, Drouin, Poowong, Warragul, Neerim, Moe and Narracan. The CHAIRMAN, however, ruled that the motion could only be made in the House.
    Mr. Geo. B. Halford, professor at the Melbourne University, said that he was the oldest resident at Beaconsfield. If there were railway communication to that place it would soon be transformed into a second Richmond, near London : and instead of 14,000 passengers a year there would be 40,000. It was also a most health- giving neighborhood.
    Mr. Char. D'Ebro, civil engineer, said that he had gone over the route of the proposed railway. The only way to get there was by some system of sharp curves, but not as the Government proposed, for they might just as well to try to run up the side of a house. The steepest gradient on the line could be brought down to was 1 in 50.
    This concluded the evidence on the line. William Brisbane, George Britton Halford19
  • 6 Apr 1889: THE PRAHRAN MARKET. PRIZE DESIGNS. FIRST PREMIUM AWARDED TO MR CHAS A D'EBRO.
    In response to the Prahran council's invitation to architects to submit competitive designs for shops, dwellings, and improve ments of the present market accommodation in Commercial-road, a number of designs have been received, and were considered last Friday evening at a special council meeting, when Mr. Chas. A. D'Ebro was awarded first prize and Mr Michael Egan second prize.20
  • 14 Feb 1891: The marriage of Miss Blanche Tracey, youngest daughter of the late Mr, Richard T. Tracey, M.D., of Melbourne, with Mr. Charles A. D'Ebro, A.M.I.C. E., of Lansell road, Toorak, was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church, Balaclava, a short time ago. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Torrance, assisted by the Rev. F. J. Price. The, wedding was a quiet one, the guests being limited to relations and very old friends. Blanche Mary Tracy21
  • 18 Nov 1893: IRRIGATION MODULE OF WATER SUPPLY REGULATOR. (image in newspaper)
    At the recent competition held under the auspices of the Minister of Water Supply, in which there were 78 competitors, the prize of £100 was awarded to Mr. Chas. A. D'Ebro, Assoc. M.I.C.E., of Melbourne. The instrument will take the place of many other arrangements which have hitherto failed from their unreliability, under fluctuations of head, and mechanical joints which stick fast when not used continually.
    The module consists of a cylindrical vessel, A, of sheet steel or other metal, having three floats, B, and three weirs or notches, G, connected to a box, K, by means of an expansion joint, F, formed of rings of flexible material, which are joined at their edges, thus forming a watertight trunk capable of expansion or contraction. This is connected at the top to the underside of the floating vessel, and at the bottom to the wooden trunk. This trunk is laid in the bottom of the inlet channel, and has a water-tight dam with gate, J, across the channel, which when shut completely closes the passage of the water.
    The module is first adjusted to a proper level by means of three sliding weights, D, and the quantity of water which it is determined on to supply is regulated by the depth to which the weirs are sunk below the water level by the weights, EE. It will be seen that almost any variation in quantity can be adjusted by this means, and any variation in the level of the water in the inlet channel will be allowed for, as the vessel will float at the determined level, there being the same connection through the bellows trunk with no appreciable friction. The whole of the instrument will be enclosed in a rough casing with hinged cover, and a dam and inlet-gate, to be used in case of repairs.22
  • 3 Dec 1904: No. 232. Department of Defence, Melbourne, 3rd December, 1904. MILITARY FORCES OF THE COMMONWEALTH. HIS Excellency the Governor-General, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, has been pleased to approve of the following changes in connexion with the Military Forces of the Commonwealth :—
    Retired List. The undermentioned officers are placed on the Retired List, in accordance with the Age for Retirement Regulations, with permission to retain their rank and wear the prescribed uniform :—Captain Charles Abraham D'Ebro, Reserve of Officers. Lieutenant George Alexander Knipe, Victorian Railways Infantry (disbanded).23
  • 26 Jun 1920: DEATH AT WELD CLUB. Perth, June 24
    Charles Debro, 70, an architect and engineer of Melbourne, was found dead yesterday in a bathroom at the Weld Club with his throat cut. Mr Debro was visiting Perth as adviser to the Government regarding Fremantle freezing works.24
  • 29 Jun 1920: MR. D'EBRO'S DEATH. PERTH, Monday
    At the inquest to-day concerning the death on June 23 of Mr. Charles D'Ebro, the Melbourne architect, who committed suicide in a bathroom in the Weld Club, the jury returned a verdict of suicide while temporarily mentally depressed. The evidence showed that Mr D'Ebro had been low spirited, and had complained of sleeplessness. He remarked to a fellow-passenger on the Zealandia when coming from Melbourne that life was not worth living, and he had been advised; by a medical man whom he consulted in Perth not to work too hard.25
  • 3 Jul 1920: Mr. Charles A. D'Ebro, whose death under tragic circumstances was reported in 'The Chronicle' last week; to have taken place in a bathroom at the Weld Club, Perth, on the previous day, was the Melbourne architect whose design was accepted by the Adelaide Metropolitan Abattoirs Board for its extensive works, opened in 1913 at Dry Creek. Mr. D'Ebro was also engaged by the board as the architect for the construction of the Abattoirs. He was a member of the firm of Meldrum, D'Ebro, & McKenzie, of Melbourne, and was one of the best-known members of his profession in Australia. Many years ago in partnership with the late Mr. J. H. Grainger (a well-known South Aus tralian and father of Mr. Percy Grainger) he built Prince's Bridge, Melbourne, and he was connected with other important buildings in Melbourne. Mr. D'Ebro passed through Adelaide a few days ago on his way to Perth, and appeared to be in good health. His visit was as adviser to the Western Australian Government in connection with the erection of freezing works at Fremantle. He was about 68 years of age.26
  • 8 Nov 1920: Probate is being sought in the estate of the late Mr. Charles Abraham D'Ebro, of Queen street, Melbourne, architect and civil engineer. Mr. D'Ebro, who died on June 23, left by his will of October 12, 1917, personal property valued at £13,845, the income for which is bequeathed to his widow and daughter, and the daughter's heirs or assigns, subject to certain provisions. A bequest of £2,000 is made, subject to the trusts of the will, to the Women's Hospital for the endowment of a bed to be called "The Blanche Tracy D'Ebro Bed," after testator's widow. After these provisions have been met, the residue is devised to the University of Melbourne for the founding of one or more scholarships in engineering, to be known its "The D'Ebro Scholarship" or scholarships.27

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1099; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 632
    Probate not online.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Parents' marriage: London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938
    P69/Gis/A/01/Ms 6422/6
    Frances McArthy (minor) & Charles D'Almandos D'Ebro (full age, Baron x chevalier - father Joseph Charles D'Almandos D'Ebro, Doctor-in-law), Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1849, Marriage Place: St Giles Without Cripplegate, City of London, England.
    Father1: Justin McArthy, artist (signed M'Carthy).
  3. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Sep Q 1850 (St Luke Chelsea) 03 43 (Age 30) - as Baron D'Ebro."
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Bloomsbury St George, Register of Baptism, p82/geo1, Item 009.
  5. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "Mar Q 1851 (St Giles In The Fields & St George Bloomsbury) 01 61. Mother's maiden surname: Mcarthy. As Charles Abraham D'Ebro."
  6. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 10515/19.20 - Charles D'Ebro, Civil Engineer South Yarra, 22 Collins Street, E Melbourne.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Crown Lease 684-639 - Charles Abraham D'Ebro of Melbourne Architect.
  8. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 10515/19.20
    Charles A. D'Ebro, C.E., Architect, Surveyor, &c., 53 William Street, Opposite Australian Club.
    Melbourne, 5th February 1886
    The Secretary of Lands.
    Sir,
    I shall be glad if you will make arrangements for a 1c road being run up the west boundary of my selection at Gembrook, County of Mornington, as it was been requested by adjoining owners, with my concurrence.
    Yours truly
    Charles A D'Ebro
    I have forwarded title deed so that alterations may be shewn.
  9. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 10515/19.20
    Melbourne, 5th April 1886
    The Receiver of Revenue
    Sir,
    I enclose cheque for £5.0 being amount of license fee for half year up to July 1886 on selection of 100 acres at Gembrook.
    A short time ago I left the certificate and plan with an arrangement that a road should be allowed on W.side but since then I hear that Messrs Hall & Graham who adjoin me with it in another situation so that it will be better to return the certificate and not alter the boundaries.
    Yours truly
    Charles D'Ebro.
  10. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 10515/19.20.
  11. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria). Land File 10515/19.20
    17 February 1887
    The Secretary of Lands. Sir, Referring to your letter of 14th Feb (10515/19) I have to inform you that I shall be glad if you will have a valuation made by some competent person of the improvements I have placed upon my selection of 100 acres at Gembrook, and if an appointment is made either my agent or myself will accompany him. I know that the amount he places is not correct and he cannot have properly considered the matter.
    I have the honour to be your obedient servant, Charles D'Ebro.
  12. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 Feb 1891, p1.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Crown Lease 684-639 - Alfred Johnson of No 129 Fitzroy Street Fitzroy Submarine Diver - C/L 685-851.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Crown Lease 684-639 - Edwin Rawlins of Beaconsfield musician - C/L 685-918.
  16. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA), 25 Jun 1920, p1.
  18. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1851 England Census. HO107/1507/375/54
    Enummerated at St George Bloomsbury, Middlesex.
    Household Members: Francis D'Ebro, Charles A D'Ebro, Esther Walker (sister-in-law)
    Ancestry Record ID: 8860::2624359."
  19. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 7 Dec 1882, p6
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198568429
  20. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic.), 6 Apr 1889, p4 (more detail in newspaper).
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Sydney News (NSW), 14 Feb 1891, p12.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 18 Nov 1893, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/138110681
  23. [S14] Newspaper - Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), Sat 3 Dec 1904, [Issue No.71], p1267.
  24. [S14] Newspaper - Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA), 26 Jun 1920, p3.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Jun 1920, p6.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), 3 Jul 1920, p13.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Nov 1920, p6.
Last Edited26 Jun 2023

Joseph Peter Clancy

M, #4964, b. 1891, d. 8 Dec 1952
Birth*1891 Urana, NSW, Australia, #B35181/1891 [par Daniel & Margaret].1,2 
Marriage*25 Jun 1918 Spouse: Catherine Frances Smithenbecker. St Patrick's Church, Henty, NSW, Australia, #M6692 NSW.3
 
Marriage-Notice*26 Jun 1918 M A R R I A G E. CLANCY—SMITHENBECKER.— At St. Patrick's Church, Henty, by the Rev. Father Shannon, on June 25, 1918, Joseph Clancy, of "Arranmore," Henty, son of Mrs. D. Clancy, to Catherine (Kate) Smithenbecker, second daughter of Mr. John Smithenbecker, of Wilson street, Albury.4 
Death*8 Dec 1952 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #D14543 (Age 61) [par Daniel CLANCY & Margaret CONDON].1 
Death-Notice*10 Dec 1952 CLANCY Joseph Peter - On December 8, of 54 Glass street, Essendon loved husband of Catherine and loving father of John, James, Patrick and Geoffrey aged 61 years late of Pleasant Hills NSW—-Requiescat in pace.
CLANCY.—Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mr JOSEPH PETER CLANCY will be celebtated at St Vincent de Pauls Church Woodlands street North Essendon THIS DAY at 9 a.m. The funeral will leave the church at 2 p.m. for the Keilor Cemetery.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1932Arranmore, Pleasant Hill, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Catherine Frances Smithenbecker.6
bt 1934 - 1937Kenilworth Street, Albury, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Catherine Frances Clancy.7,8
bt 1943 - 1949Glenmore, Pleasant Hill, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Catherine Frances Clancy.9,10
194954 Glass Street, Essendon, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Patrick Joseph Clancy James 'Jim' Clancy.10

Grave

  • Keilor Cemetery, Keilor, VIC, Australia11

Family

Catherine Frances Smithenbecker b. 1890, d. 8 May 1975
Children 1.James 'Jim' Clancy+ b. 1923, d. 23 Mar 1958
 2.Patrick Joseph Clancy b. 11 Aug 1926, d. 14 Feb 1998

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Aug 1929: Death of mother: THE Friends of the late MARGARET CLANCY, of Arranmore, Pleasant Hills, relict of the late Daniel Clancy, are respectfully invited to attend her funeral. The cortege will leave St. Patrick's Church, Albury, at 11.30 o'clock TOMORROW (Friday) MORNING, for the Albury Cemetery.12
  • 4 Dec 1930: James Smithenbecker met with a fatal accident at Urangedine last week while assisting with the harvesting on Mr. J. P. Clancy's farm. He was driving the binder when the knife getting stuck he got off the machine, to release it. The horses moved and he was caught on the legs by the knife and so badly injured that he died.13
  • 16 Dec 1952: Mr. Joseph Peter Clancy, a highly esteemed former resident of the Urangeline-Pleasant Hills district, died at his home at 54 Glass Street, Essendon, on Dec. 8.
    Mr. Clancy, who had been in ill-health since his retirement to Melbourne in 1949, collapsed at his home and died while preparing to go to bed for the night. Mr. Clancy was born at Pleasant Hills in 1891. He was the second son of the late Daniel and Margaret Clancy, one of the earliest pioneer families in the Pleasant Hills-Urangeline area. Mr. Clancy and his brothers farmed 'Arranmore' estate after their father's death.
    They encountered the hardships of early farming which today evoke constant amazement. In 1918 Mr. Clancy married Catherine Smithenbecker, an Albury nurse, and settled at 'Glenmore' a few miles from the old Clancy homestead. In the ensuing years Mr. Clancy was prominently, associated with local farmers' progress associations and Catholic Church activities. Mr. Clancy retained a lively interest in Lockhart-Urangeline district affairs until his death. He constantly expressed a wish to revisit the area but his health prevented it.
    Mr. Clancy was buried on December 10. A large funeral procession left St. Vincent De Paul's Church, North Essendon, for the Keilor cemetery. The casket was carried by his sons, Pat and James, his nephews Brian Clancy (Urangeline East) and Stan Clancy (Albury), and Messrs. R. Clear and R. Ellis (Melbourne). Mr. Clancy is survived by his widow, four sons, John (Essendon), Jim and Pat (Beaconsfield) and Geoff (Surrey Hills), four grandchildren, Barbara, Peter, John and Kelly. Also by a sister, Mrs. J. Leddin (Urangeline East) and a brother, Mr. D. Clancy (Albury).14

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "reg at Holbrook."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times (Albury, NSW), 26 June 1918, p2.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Dec 1952, p12.
  6. [S132] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1932.
  7. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  8. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  9. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  10. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  11. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Keilor,.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW), Thu 15 Aug 1929, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/142796700
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Hillston Spectator and Lachlan River Advertiser (NSW), 4 Dec 1930, p3.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser (NSW), 16 Dec 1952, p4.
Last Edited9 Feb 2019

Catherine Frances Smithenbecker

F, #4965, b. 1890, d. 8 May 1975
Probate (Will)* Catherine Frances Clancy. Widow. Essendon. 8 May 1975. 813/795.1 
Married NameClancy.2 
Birth*1890 Albury, NSW, Australia, #B3917 NSW [par John & Barbara].3 
Marriage*25 Jun 1918 Spouse: Joseph Peter Clancy. St Patrick's Church, Henty, NSW, Australia, #M6692 NSW.4
 
Marriage-Notice*26 Jun 1918 M A R R I A G E. CLANCY—SMITHENBECKER.— At St. Patrick's Church, Henty, by the Rev. Father Shannon, on June 25, 1918, Joseph Clancy, of "Arranmore," Henty, son of Mrs. D. Clancy, to Catherine (Kate) Smithenbecker, second daughter of Mr. John Smithenbecker, of Wilson street, Albury.5 
Widow8 Dec 1952Catherine Frances Smithenbecker became a widow upon the death of her husband Joseph Peter Clancy.2 
Death*8 May 1975 Essendon, VIC, Australia, #D10712 (age 83) [par SMITHENBERKER & Barbara DIETRICH].2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1932Arranmore, Pleasant Hill, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joseph Peter Clancy.6
bt 1934 - 1937Kenilworth Street, Albury, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joseph Peter Clancy.7,8
bt 1943 - 1949Glenmore, Pleasant Hill, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Joseph Peter Clancy.9,10

Grave

  • Keilor Cemetery, Keilor, VIC, Australia11

Family

Joseph Peter Clancy b. 1891, d. 8 Dec 1952
Children 1.James 'Jim' Clancy+ b. 1923, d. 23 Mar 1958
 2.Patrick Joseph Clancy b. 11 Aug 1926, d. 14 Feb 1998

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P8, unit 17; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 642.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "reg at Holbrook."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times (Albury, NSW), 26 June 1918, p2.
  6. [S132] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1932.
  7. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  8. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  9. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  10. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  11. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Keilor,.
Last Edited8 Feb 2019

Helen Therese Clear

F, #4967, b. 1920, d. 14 Sep 2010
Probate (Will)* S PRB 2010 16914 Clancy Helen Therese.1 
Married NameClancy.2 
Birth*1920 Albury, NSW, Australia. [par Stanley Edmond John CLEAR & Ursula Olive SCANLON]3 
Marriage*1949 Spouse: James 'Jim' Clancy. Albury, NSW, Australia, NSW #M18852/1949.2
 
Widow23 Mar 1958Helen Therese Clear became a widow upon the death of her husband James 'Jim' Clancy.4,5 
Land-Note*16 Jul 1963 James 'Jim' Clancy As to the interest of James Clancy who died on 23rd March 1958. Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to Helen Therese Clancy of 39 Blyberg Street Jacana Widow.6 
Land-UBeac*16 Jul 1963 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A. Transfer from James 'Jim' Clancy to Helen Therese Clancy. As administratix of James Clancy's estate.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac30 May 1973 GEM-C-71A. Transfer from Patrick Joseph Clancy Helen Therese Clancy to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 6a 3r 33p - Compulsory Acquisition 18 Dec 1969.8 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac9 Jan 1975 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C (part). Transfer from Patrick Joseph Clancy Helen Therese Clancy to Country Roads Board. Northern edge of all blocks - Compulsory Acquisition 8 Dec 1972.9 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac9 Jan 1975 GEM-C-71 (part). Transfer from Patrick Joseph Clancy Helen Therese Clancy to Country Roads Board. NW corner - Compulsory Acquisition 8 Dec 1972.10 
Land-Note*21 Aug 1979 GEM-C-70.71 (part) LP121820. Patrick Joseph Clancy subdivision into lots 1 to 7 (Bimbimbie Drive.)11 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac15 Aug 1980 GEM-C-70B (part), 172 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from Patrick Joseph Clancy Helen Therese Clancy to Gavin M Collins Nominees Pty Ltd. 7.514ha.12 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac22 Sep 1986 GEM-C-70.71 LP121820 (Lot 3), 90 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road. Transfer from Patrick Joseph Clancy Helen Therese Clancy to Graeme Bruce MacGowan Elaine Margaret MacGowan. 16.1ha.13 
Death*14 Sep 2010 Melbourne, VIC, Australia.14 
Death-Notice*16 Sep 2010 CLANCY (Clear). - Helen Therese 1920 - 2010. Beloved wife of James (dec.) Devoted mother of Peter, John, Joseph (dec.), Leon and Annette. Grandmother of James, Joseph, Emma, Aiden and Alec. Friend of Alec, Christine, Joshua and Zach. Sister of Norman (dec.), Reginald (dec.), Gerald (dec.), Kenneth, Oliver (dec.) How to measure the depth of our loss Gentle and most beautiful of mothers Mum, we loved you every moment of our lives but these last few years have brought an intense intimacy and strength to that love. Rest gently in the arms of your God and loved ones. - Leon and Annette.
CLANCY. - Funeral Mass for Mrs Helen Clancy will be offered in St Peter's Catholic Church, Duke Street, Daylesford on MONDAY (Sept. 20, 2010) at 11.30 a. m. Private Burial.15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1943Walbundrie, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (with parents).16
1943435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: trainee nurse.16
194954 Glass Street, Essendon, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.17
196339 Bilburg Street, Jacana, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.18,19
197239 Bilburg Street, Jacana, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.20
197739 Bilburg Street, Jacana, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.21
198039 Bilburg Street, Jacana, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.22

Grave

  • Keilor Cemetery, Keilor, VIC, Australia23

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), VPRS 17379/ P3 unit 564, item S PRB 2010 16914.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hanhorg/…
    Helen Therese CLEAR was the daughter of Stanley Edmond John CLEAR (1899-1957) and Ursula Olive SCANLON (1893-1956).
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hanhorg/…
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S24] PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), no inquest held.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 7608-052 - As to the interest of James Clancy who died on 23rd March 1958. Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to Helen Therese Clancy of 39 Blyberg Street Jacana Widow.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 7608-052 - As to the interest of James Clancy who died on 23rd March 1958. Letters of Administartion of his estate have been granted to Helen Therese Clancy of 39 Blyberg Street Jacana Widow.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 7608-052 - C/T 8981-708 - Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 7608-052 - CRB - C/T 9092-292.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 7608-052 - CRB - C/T 9092-291.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 7608-052 - subdivision LP121820 - Patrick Joseph Clancy of 54 Glass Street Essendon Farmer as to one equal undivided half part or share and Helen Therese Clancy of 39 Blyberg Street Jacana Widow (administratrix of the estate of James Clancy deceased) as to the other one equal undivided half part or share as proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 9341-816 to 9341-822.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 9399-080 - Gavin M Collins Nominees Pty Ltd of 22 Raymond Street Ashwood.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 9341-818 - Graeme Bruce MacGowan & Elaine Margaret MacGowan of 4 Werona Crt Mulgrave - joint proprietors.
  14. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), Date of death on https://www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/probate/Search/…
  15. [S13] Newspaper - The Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Sep 2010 - viewed online 17 Nov 2014.
  16. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  17. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  18. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  19. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  20. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972 "Peter's address as Broadmeadows."
  21. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  22. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  23. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Keilor,.
Last Edited19 Mar 2023

Edwin Inglis Lawford

M, #4973, b. 1888, d. 24 May 1944
Father*Edwin Lawford b. 1859, d. 1930
Mother*Elizabeth Inglis b. 1865, d. 1950
Birth*1888 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #B17866/1888.1 
Marriage*1914 Spouse: Florence Serpell. VIC, Australia, #M3359.2
 
Land-UBeac*30 Mar 1922 GEM-C-67 (part). Transfer from Ashley Smart to Edwin Inglis Lawford. 50a.3 
Land-Note*21 Jan 1924 GEM-C-67 (part). Creation of Easement to State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.4 
Land-UBeac*11 Jun 1926 GEM-C-67 (part). Transfer from Edwin Inglis Lawford to Henry Mills. 50a.5 
Death*24 May 1944 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D4606 (Age 56) [par Edwin LAWFORD & Elizabeth INGLIS].6 
Death-Notice*26 May 1944 LAWFORD.—On May 24 (suddenly) at Prince Henry's Hospital, Edwin Inglis, loved father-in-law of Elaine.7 
Death-Notice27 May 1944 LAWFORD.—On May 24 (suddenly), at Prince Henry's Hospital, Edwin Inglis, dearly loved husband of Florence, dear father of Nellie, Douglas, and Robert.8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jun 1944: EDWIN INGLIS LAWFORD, Late of Manningham Road, Doncaster, Orchardist, Deceased. - After 14 clear days THE EQUITY TRUSTEES EXECUTORS AND AGENCY COMPANY LIMITED, of 472 Bourke street, Melbourne, and Douglas Inglis Lawford, of Manningham road, Doncaster, secretary, the executors appointed by deceased's will, dated 28th April, 1943, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for PROBATE of this WILL. RIVERS W. DICKINSON & SON, solicitors, 60 Market street, Melbourne.9
  • 15 Mar 1946: PAYMENT FOR FRUIT ACQUIRED - Basis Fixed
    Giving judgment in the High Court yesterday in an action for compensation against the Australian Apple and Pear Board, Mr Justice McTiernan fixed the basis for the computing of compensation as follows:
    (1) Taking the total quantity, expressed in bushel cases, of the apples and pears covered by the relevant order grown in Victoria of the particular grade and variety acquired by the Commonwealth; (2) ascertaining the total net proceeds obtained by the board from sale and disposal of so many of such apples and pears as were delivered by growers in Victoria to the board, and sold or disposed of by the board; (3) dividing the total of such net proceeds by the total quantity expressed in bushel cases; and (4) treating the quotient as the value per bushel of apples and pears of that grade and variety covered by the order and applying it accordingly to the number of bushel cases acquired from the partnership.
    His Honour declared that compensation for fruit acquired under the orders was the aggregate of amounts ascertained in pursuance of the foregoing declaration. The action was adjourned for further consideration.
    The action had been brought against the board and the Commonwealth by Edwin Inglis Lawford and Edward Hermann Zerbe, partners in the growing and selling of apples and pears. The fruit was grown at Doncaster and Croydon, in Victoria, and was acquired from the partnership in 1940, 1941, and 1942. Lawford died in May, 1944, and Zerbe became entitled by law to the assets of the partnership. Edward Hermann Zerbe10

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3591-112 - Edwin Inglis Lawford of Manningham Road Doncaster Orchardist.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3591-112 - Creation of Easement to State Rivers and Water Supply Commission.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Record Office Victoria), C/T 3591-112 - Henry Mills of Upper Pakenham Fruit Grower - C/T 5139-747.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 May 1944, p2.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 27 May 1944, p16
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11809622
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Jun 1944, p13.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Mar 1946, p5.
Last Edited18 Dec 2023

Edwin Lawford

M, #4974, b. 1859, d. 1930
Birth*1859 
Marriage*1887 Spouse: Elizabeth Inglis. VIC, Australia, #M4878/1887.1
 
Death*1930 Doncaster, VIC, Australia, #D9257/1930 (Age 71) [par Benjamin LAWFORD & Mary Ann BIRKBY].2 

Family

Elizabeth Inglis b. 1865, d. 1950
Children 1.Edwin Inglis Lawford+ b. 1888, d. 24 May 1944
 2.Elizabeth Winifred Lawford b. 1892, d. 1982

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
Last Edited23 Nov 2019

Elizabeth Inglis

F, #4975, b. 1865, d. 1950
Married NameLawford. 
Birth*1865 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #B13641/1865 [par John INGLIS & Ellen CURRIE] - reg Nunawading.1 
Marriage*1887 Spouse: Edwin Lawford. VIC, Australia, #M4878/1887.2
 
Widow1930Elizabeth Inglis became a widow upon the death of her husband Edwin Lawford.3 
Death*1950 Doncaster, VIC, Australia, #D22919/1950 (Age 85) [par John INGLIS & Helen CURRIE].4 

Family

Edwin Lawford b. 1859, d. 1930
Children 1.Edwin Inglis Lawford+ b. 1888, d. 24 May 1944
 2.Elizabeth Winifred Lawford b. 1892, d. 1982

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D22919/1950 - born Box Hill."
Last Edited23 Nov 2019

Elizabeth Winifred Lawford

F, #4976, b. 1892, d. 1982
Father*Edwin Lawford b. 1859, d. 1930
Mother*Elizabeth Inglis b. 1865, d. 1950
Married NameZerbe.1 
Birth*1892 Doncaster, VIC, Australia, #B3337/1892.2 
Marriage*1920 Spouse: Edward Hermann Zerbe. VIC, Australia, #M7750.3
 
Widow1957Elizabeth Winifred Lawford became a widow upon the death of her husband Edward Hermann Zerbe.1 
Death*1982 Donvale, VIC, Australia, #D25895 (age 90.)1 

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
Last Edited23 Nov 2019

Edward Hermann Zerbe

M, #4977, b. 1890, d. 1957
Birth*18901 
Marriage*1920 Spouse: Elizabeth Winifred Lawford. VIC, Australia, #M7750.2
 
Death*1957 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #D3867 (Age 67.)1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Mar 1946: PAYMENT FOR FRUIT ACQUIRED - Basis Fixed
    Giving judgment in the High Court yesterday in an action for compensation against the Australian Apple and Pear Board, Mr Justice McTiernan fixed the basis for the computing of compensation as follows:
    (1) Taking the total quantity, expressed in bushel cases, of the apples and pears covered by the relevant order grown in Victoria of the particular grade and variety acquired by the Commonwealth; (2) ascertaining the total net proceeds obtained by the board from sale and disposal of so many of such apples and pears as were delivered by growers in Victoria to the board, and sold or disposed of by the board; (3) dividing the total of such net proceeds by the total quantity expressed in bushel cases; and (4) treating the quotient as the value per bushel of apples and pears of that grade and variety covered by the order and applying it accordingly to the number of bushel cases acquired from the partnership.
    His Honour declared that compensation for fruit acquired under the orders was the aggregate of amounts ascertained in pursuance of the foregoing declaration. The action was adjourned for further consideration.
    The action had been brought against the board and the Commonwealth by Edwin Inglis Lawford and Edward Hermann Zerbe, partners in the growing and selling of apples and pears. The fruit was grown at Doncaster and Croydon, in Victoria, and was acquired from the partnership in 1940, 1941, and 1942. Lawford died in May, 1944, and Zerbe became entitled by law to the assets of the partnership. Edwin Inglis Lawford3

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Mar 1946, p5.
Last Edited23 Nov 2019

Florence Serpell

F, #4978, b. 1890, d. 1960
Married NameLawford.1 
Birth*1890 Doncaster, VIC, Australia, #B31798/1890 [par Richard SERPELL & Alice Jane REID].2 
Marriage*1914 Spouse: Edwin Inglis Lawford. VIC, Australia, #M3359.1
 
Widow24 May 1944Florence Serpell became a widow upon the death of her husband Edwin Inglis Lawford.3 
Death*1960 Fairfield, VIC, Australia, #D35130/1960 (age 70) [par Richard SERPELL & Jane REID].4 

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D35130/1960 - born Doncaster."
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
 

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