Edwin Rawlins

M, #6255, b. 1842, d. 3 Jul 1915
Birth*1842 Brompton, Middlesex, England. 
Marriage*15 Sep 1867 Spouse: Emily Keightley. St Pancras Church, Pancras, London, England, Sep Q [Pancras] 1b 206.1,2
WidowerMar 1876Edwin Rawlins became a widower upon the death of his wife Emily Keightley.1 
Marriage*5 Mar 1877 Spouse: Letitia Hatherley. Trinity Church, Holy Trinity Gray's Inn Road, Holborn, London, England, Mar Q [Holborn] 1b 854.1,3
Land-UBeac1 May 1895 GEM-E-10 (part) l/p 3873 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 13206.4 
Land-UBeac*23 May 1895He selected land from the Crown. GEM-E-10B. Containing 48a 0r 5p - now crown grant.5 
Land-UBeac21 Aug 1895 GEM-E-10B. Transfer from Edwin Rawlins to Letitia Rawlins. Containing 48a 0r 5p.6 
Death*3 Jul 1915 Liverpool, NSW, Australia, NSW#D13304 [par James & Maria].7 
Death-Notice*6 Jul 1915RAWLINS.-The Friends of late EDWIN RAWLINS, late of Waverley, and late Trumpet Major of the Royal Horse Guards (Blues) are kindly invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave our Mortuary Chapel, 810 George-street, city, THIS (Tuesday) MORNING, at 9 o'clock, for Church of England Cemetery, Waverley.
WOOD, COFFILL, and COMPANY, LTD.
RAWLINS.-The Members of the Professional Musicians' Club and Union are requested to attend the Funeral of their late COMRADE, Mr. Edwin Rawlins. All members are requested to bring their instruments, and to meet at Wood, Coffill, and Company, Ltd., Bondi Junction, THIS (Tuesday) MORNING, at 9.45 o'clock sharp, and proceed from there to Waverley Cemetery.
A. E. O'BRIEN, Secretary.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881District Royal Regiment of Horse Guards, Hyde Park Barracks, London, EnglandHead of Household: Edwin Rawlins. Age 39 - Corporal of Horse
Member(s) of Household: Letitia Rawlins, Edwin Alfred James Rawlins, Jenny Gertrude Florence Rawlins, Emily Bloodworth Rawlins.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Oct 1905, MUSIC FOR THE MASSES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE AGE. Sir. — In re your leader on the above subject, I would like to point out that we have in our city an association of professional musicians who are willing and anxious to confer with the municipal authorities in the matter of supplying tlie city with music. We are of opinion that, with a municipal subsidy as a foundation, we could place before the council suggestions whereby the parks, town halls, public gardens, &c., could be supplied with music of the best possible class, catering for the tastes of the public in general, concert goers, musical students, thereby entertaining the great body of the general public by popular concerts and open air performances, cultivating the tastes of concert-goers and students by series of orchestral concerts, chamber music and instrumental recitals. Our aim is to entertain and cultivate the tastes of the masses, by capable and instructive performances of the lighter class. I may state that the Amalgamated Musicians of England have at the present time no fewer than four bands subsidised by the London County Council, I am further in receipt of information that a sum of £11,700 is to be used in subsidising the different municipal bands for this season. We have in our midst a number of very excellent amateur bands, but I am of opinion that the professional, deriving his living solely by the art of music, is the proper person to whom the representation of municipal music should be entrusted. —
    Yours, &c., EDWIN RAWLINS, Secretary Amalgamated Musicians Union of Australasia.10
  • 25 Jul 1906, PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS' CONCERTS.
    The Professional Musicians will be assisted by Miss Geraldine Rivers, the Cathedral Choristers. Mr Edwin Rawlins, and Signor Torzillo, at the Sydney Town Hall on Sunday next. The band will play "Reminiscenes of Verdi," "Smithy in the Wood," and other pieces. Concerts will be given at Mosman, Randwick, Ashfield, Rockdale, etc, as advertised.11
  • 5 Jul 1915, VETERAN BANDMASTER'S DEATH
    The death in Liverpool Hospital on Saturday of an old man, Mr. Edwin Rawlins, ended an interesting career. In his earlier days he was major in the band of the Royal Horse Guards, and on occasions he conducted the band. He was a star military soloist on the cornet, and had played before the late King Edward; in 1889 he came to Australia under engagement to the Victorian Government to play as first cornet in the band at the International Exhibition in Melbourne, and became bandmaster of the 2nd Victorian Regiment—a position he held for 16 years. He afterwards came to New South Wales, and was Instructor and bandmaster of several bands. He was a member of the Professional Musicians' Union; and was 74 years of age. The funeral will take place to-morrow.12

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Pancras Parish Church, Register of marriages, P90/PAN1, Item 143.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1931; Reference Number: p82/tri2/012.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Crown Lease 684-639 - Edwin Rawlins of Beaconsfield musician - C/L 685-918.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Edwin Rawlins of Beaconsfield Musician.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Letitia Rawlins wife of Edwin Rawlins of 83 Elgin Street Carlton Musician
    Mortgage 28 Nov 1895 to Edward Allott Hardy discharged 22 Jun 1895. Mortgage 22 Jun 1896 to Samuel Ruddock.
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Jul 1915, p7.
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 121; Folio: 92; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341027."
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 12 Oct 1905, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199408273
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wed 25 Jul 1906, p12
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14788474
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), Mon 5 Jul 1915, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221928563
Last Edited28 Feb 2018

Letitia Hatherley

F, #6256, b. Dec 1855, d. 25 Sep 1932
Married NameRawlins. 
Birth*Dec 1855 Marylebone, London, England, Dec Q [Marylebone] 1a 429.1 
Marriage*5 Mar 1877 Spouse: Edwin Rawlins. Trinity Church, Holy Trinity Gray's Inn Road, Holborn, London, England, Mar Q [Holborn] 1b 854.1,2
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1890 Sailing with Jenny Gertrude Florence Rawlins, Emily Bloodworth Rawlins, Florence Emily Rawlins, Jessie Louisa Rawlins, George Leon Hatherley Rawlins, Alfred Charles V Rawlins, Edwin Alfred James Rawlins to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Australasia
Age 30.3 
Land-UBeac*21 Aug 1895 GEM-E-10B. Transfer from Edwin Rawlins to Letitia Rawlins. Containing 48a 0r 5p.4 
Land-Note*28 Nov 1895 GEM-E-10B: Mortgagee: Edward Allott Hardy. Mortgage No 168245. Discharged 22 Jun 1896. Mortgagor was Letitia Rawlins.5 
Land-Note*22 Jun 1896 GEM-E-10B: Mortgagee: Samuel Rudduck. Mortgage No 171879 - not discharged. Mortgagor was Letitia Rawlins.6 
Land-UBeacb 1899 GEM-E-10B. Transfer from Letitia Rawlins to Samuel Rudduck. Containing 48a 0r 5p.7 
Widow3 Jul 1915Letitia Hatherley became a widow upon the death of her husband Edwin Rawlins.8 
Death*25 Sep 1932 Homœopathic Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D1751 (Age 80) [par Richard HATHERLEY & Letitia PHILIPS].9 
Death-Notice*26 Sep 1932RAWLINS. —On the 25th September, at Homœopathic Hospital, Letitia Hatherley, widow of the late Bandmaster E Rawlins, 2nd Victorian Regiment, and trumpet-major of the Royal Horse Guards, England, loved mother of Jennie, Kate (deceased), Emily, Podge, Florence, Jessie, George, Alfred, Dora (deceased) Agnes (deceased), Frederick, and Richard, aged 80 years. -Mother at rest.
RAWLINS.-The Friends of the late Mrs LETITIA RAWLINS are respectfully informed that her funeral will leave the residence of her daughter (Mrs Emily Yelland) 2A Madden grove, Burnley), tomorrow (Tuesday, 27th September), at 11 a.m., for the Coburg Cemetery.
THOMAS HENRY ALLISON Funeral Director 181 Elgin street, Carlton Phone F1382.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
3 Apr 1881District Royal Regiment of Horse Guards, Hyde Park Barracks, London, England(Head of Household) Edwin Rawlins;
Age 23
Member(s) of Household: Edwin Alfred James Rawlins, Jenny Gertrude Florence Rawlins, Emily Bloodworth Rawlins11

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1931; Reference Number: p82/tri2/012.
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 525 001.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Letitia Rawlins wife of Edwin Rawlins of 83 Elgin Street Carlton Musician
    Mortgage 28 Nov 1895 to Edward Allott Hardy discharged 22 Jun 1895. Mortgage 22 Jun 1896 to Samuel Ruddock.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Mortgage No 168245 - discharged 22 Jun 1896.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Mortgage No 171879 - not discharged.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Letitia Rawlins must have defaulted on the mortgage, as Samuel Ruddock sells to property to Tyler.
  8. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Sep 1932, p1.
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 121; Folio: 92; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341027."
Last Edited28 Feb 2018

William Fraser Stephens

M, #6269, b. 1821, d. 26 Sep 1898
Probate (Will)* 70/209. William F STEPHENS Date of grant: 28 Jan 1899; Date of death: 26 Sep 1898; Occupation: General; Residence: Prahran.1 
Birth*1821 
Land-Note21 Jul 1893 PAK-54 (part): Mortgagee: William Fraser Stephens. Discharged as to part 27 Feb 1903. Mortgagor was Francis Edward Stewart.2 
Land-Note21 Jul 1893 PAK-181: Mortgagee: William Fraser Stephens. Mortgage No 148966. Discharged as to part of the within land 12 Aug 1901. Mortgagor was Francis Edward Stewart.3 
Land-Note*21 Jul 1893 PAK-52: Mortgagee: William Fraser Stephens. Discharged 23 Feb 1900. Mortgagor was Francis Edward Stewart.4 
Death*26 Sep 1898 Prahran, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*29 Sep 1898STEPHENS.—On the 26th September, at his residence, Donald-street, Prahran, General William Fraser Stephens, H.M. Army, aged 77 years.5 
Note2 Dec 1898 Francis Edward Stewart. Affidavit of F. E. Stewart.
In the Will of William Fraser Stephens late of Donald Street in the City of Prahran in the Colony of Victoria late General in Her Majesty's Indian Army deceased.
I, FRANCIS EDWARD STEWART of 'Montrose' Brighton Beach in the Colony of Victoria Gentleman make oath and say : -
1. THAT I am Managing Director of Younghusband and Company Proprietary Limited of Number 666 Bourke Street Melbourne in the said Colony and am also one of the Executors named in the Will of the abovenamed William Fraser Stephens deceased.
2. THAT at the commencement of the said Will there is a paragraph relating to the transactions of the deceased with the said Company and to its financial position.
3. THAT if publicity be given to the said paragraph it will in my opinion very seriously affect the creditness of the said Company and thereby injure the interest of the Testator in such Company he being at the time of his death possessed of a large number of shares therein.
4. THAT the said Company and the Executors are desirous of obtaining an Order from this Honorable Court that the said paragraph beginning with the words "my affairs" down to and including tht words "myself that" be suppressed or obliterated,
SWORN at Melbourne in the Colony of Victoria this 2nd day of December 1898.6 
Land-Note1899 Francis Edward Stewart. Mortgage Francis Edward Stewart of Brighton Gentleman to deceased dated 21st July 1893 - principal repayable 7th January 1894 for £12,000:0:0 and transferred by deceased to National Bank as security
Interest at 8% payable half yearly on 7th January and 7th July
Note: The mortgagor holds a release from the deceased in respect of the said principal moneys and interest
Description of properties mortgaged

All those pieces of land being lots 25.38.39 and 40 on plan of Subdivision No 2804 lodged in the Office of Titles and being parts of Crown pre-emptive Section One A Parish of Pakenham County of Mornington described in Certificate of Title Vol 2241 Fol 448165
Note: These are four lots of vacant land partly fenced at Beaconsfield Railway Station three of which have a frontage of 150 feet to Brisbane Street by a varying depth from 134 feet 10 1/2 inches to 392 feet 6 inches and the fourth has a frontage to Brisbane Street of 50 feet by a depth of 100 feet

All those pieces of land containing 2 acres 1 rood and 10 perches parts of Crown pre-emptive Section One A Parish of Pakenham County of Mornington particularly described in Certificate of Title Vol 2237 Fol 447396
Note: This land has a frontage of 270 feet 7 inches to Wood's Street by varying depth from 285 feet 11 inches to 407 feet 5 1/2 inches and 96 feet 10 1/2 inches along Wood's Street by 131 feet 0 1/2 inches and 9 feet 1 1/2 inches along Woods Street by 118 feet 1 1/2 inches
The above two properties are vacant and unlet and are at present unsaleable and have been valued at £50

All that piece of land containing 3 roods 37 4/10 thereabouts perches part of Crown Block 5120 acres known as Henry Dendy's Special Survey Parish of Moorabbin County of Bourke particularly described in Certificate of Title Vol 1524 Fol 304658
This land has a frontage of 224 feet to New Street Brighton Beach by a depth of 188 feet to Seymour Grove and is vacant and unfenced.
Valued by George B Appleton Auctioneer at £2/10/- per foot .... £500

All that piece of land being lots 8 and 9 of subdivision 2947 lodged in Office of Titles and being part of Crown Portion 1 Parish of Moorabbing County of Bourke particularly described in Certificate of Title Vol 2266 Fol 453124
This land is vacant and has a frontage of 125 feet to Mair Street by a depth of 150 feet and is valued by George B Appleton at £1/10/- per foot .... £187/10/0

All that piece of land containing 176 acres 3 roods and 5/10 perches being Crown Portion 54 Parish of Pakenham County of Mornington particularly described in Certificate of Title Vol 1412 Fol 282364
There are no buildings on this land which is unimproved and is at present let to Mr James Gearon for £20 per annum. Valued at £4 per acre .... £707/0/0

All that piece of land containing 59 acres and 25 perches being Allotment 181 Parish of Pakenham County of Mornington particularly described in Crown Grant Vol 1433 Fol 286408
This land which forms part of a property called "The Wilderness" is vacant and unimproved and is valued at £120

All that piece of land containing 19 acres 2 roods and 28 perches being Allotment 31 of Section C Parish of Gembrook County of Mornington particularly described in Crown Grant Vol 1669 Fol 333764 Vacant and unimproved and at present unsaleable. Valued at £1 per acre .... £19.10
The following property was mortgaged by Francis Edward Stewart to deceased by Mortgage dated 21st July 1893 and registered No 148953 and Mr Stewart now holds a release from deceased in respect of his indebtedness

All that piece of land containing 305 acres 3 roods and 15 perches being allotment 52 of Section D Parish of Pakenham County of Mornington particularly described in Crown Grant Vol 619 Fol 123772
This property is known as the "Wilderness" and on it is erected two weatherboard cottages, one containing 5 rooms and the other 4 rooms. There is also an orchard in fair order with man's cottage.
The whole property is at present let at £52 per annum to F. A. Mawson .... Valued at £1004.6 
Note*1899 Francis Edward Stewart. Account: Receipts
20 Dec 1898 - James Gearon Beaconsfield on a/c of rent £5
31 Dec 1898 - F A Mawson on a/c of rent of "Wilderness" £13
11 May 1899 - James Gearon on a/c of rent £5
25 Aug 1899 - sum on a/c of sale of "The Wilderness" £333.0.6
9 Oct 1899 - James Gearon further on a/c of rent £5
3 Feb 1900 - James Gearon rent £5

Disbursements
15 Feb 1898 - F. A. Mawson for value of improvements upon "Wilderness" property £7.10.
22 May 1899 - Berwick Shire for rates £7.7.6
19 Aug 1899 - Mazzenti caretaking & labour "The Wilderness" £17.9.0
15 Jan 1900 - Berwick rates £3.3.0

Assets unrealised
Mortgages
F. E. Stewart - The only properties sold are the "Wilderness" and 125 feet of land at Mair Street Brighton (£817.17.0) balance of purchase money of the "Wilderness" paid on 3rd April 1900

Debts due to Estate F W S Cumbrae Stewart £1439:10:0 (bad.)6 
Note24 Jan 1899 Francis Edward Stewart. Affidavit of Mr F. E. Stewart.
In the Will of William Fraser Stephens late of Donald Street in the City of Prahran in the Colony of Victoria late General in Her Majesty's Indian Army deceased.
I Francis Edward Stewart of Montrose Brighton Beach in the Colony of Victoria Gentleman make oath and say:—
1. That the overdraft with The Colonial Bank of Australasia Limited as set out in the Statement filed herein was a private debt of the abovenamed William Fraser Stephens deceased.
Sworn at Melbourne this 24 January 1899.6 
Probate (Will)3 Aug 1899 STEPHENS William Fraser of Donald-streeL Prahran colony of Victoria General in H. M. Indian-army died 26 September 1898 Administration (with Will) (Limited) London 3 August to Robert Chancellor Nesbitt solicitor the attorney of Francis Edward Stewart and James Callender Campbell Effects £28097.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Feb 1899, THE LATE GENERAL. The will of the late William Fraser Stephens, who formerly held the rank of General in her Majesty's Indian army, has been filed for probate. The testator died at his late residence, Donald-street, Prahran, on 26th September last, leaving a will by which he appointed Francis Edward Stewart, James Cullender Campbell and Richard Walter John Hely Hutchinson, "commonly known as Viscount Suirdale," formerly of 84 Sloane-street, London, but at present residing at Myrtle-grove, Elsternwick, as his executors. He left no real estate in the colony, but personal property sworn not to exceed in value £87,544 4s. 10d. Testator bequeathed an annuity of £300 to his daughter, Marian Louisa Stephens (to be increascd to £500 on her marriage), an annuity or £300 to his son, William Richard Stephens; a legacy of £100 to his "valued and true friend;" Miss Caroline Goodliffe; and a sum of £100 to each of his executors. He also bequeathed to Miss Rose Elton, who for some years had been employed by him, according to the will, as Bible woman at St. Pancras Infirmary, London, an annuity of £42 so long as she does her duty at the hospital to the satisfaction of the clergyman attached to the Institution. Subject to these bequests, the deceased gentleman devised the whole of his property to his daughter, Frances Isabella, Countess of Donoughmore, upon the following terms and conditions: — That the estate shall be held by her only as trustee for her three children, viz., the beforementioned R. W. J. Hely Hutchinson, Evelyn Hely Hutchinson and Norah Hely Hutchinson, until the lastmentioned shall have attained the age of 21 years, when he directs his available property, making due allowance for the due payment of annuities, shall be divided into five equal shares between his three grandchildren, his daughter Frances Isabella and her husband.8
  • 6 Feb 1899, The will of William Fraser Stephens, late of Donald-street, Prahran, and at one time a general in the Indian army, has been lodged for probate. The testator left personal estate only to the value of L67,544 4s 10d.9

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P0 unit 894, item 70/209
    VPRS 28/ P2 unit 502, item 70/209
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 285, item 70/209.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1412-364 - Mortgage No 148963 to William Fraser Stephens. Discharged as to part 27 Feb 1903.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1433-408 - Mortgage No 148966. Discharged as to part of the within land 12 Aug 1901.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2738-437 - Mortgage No 148953 to William Fraser Stephens. Discharged 23 Feb 1900.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 29 Sep 1898, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9853663
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Probate of William Fraser STEPHENS as Mortgagee: VPRS 28/ P0 unit 894, item 70/209 ; VPRS 28/ P2 unit 502, item 70/209 ; VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 285, item 70/209.
  7. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 4 Feb 1899, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189689889
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917), Mon 6 Feb 1899, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201364045
Last Edited7 Aug 2019
 

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