Robert Graham Bishop

M, #631, b. 15 May 1907, d. 5 Aug 1992
Father*John Bishop b. 1872
Mother*Isabella Campbell Turner b. 1875
Birth*15 May 1907 Livingstone Village, Livingston, Midlothian, Scotland, #B669/48 [par John BISHOP & Isabella Campbell TURNER].1,2
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Nov 1927 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Mamilius from London
Age 20.3 
Marriage*30 Nov 1929 Spouse: Frances Evelyn Shanks. Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #M12225.4,5
 
Death*5 Aug 1992 Berwick, VIC, Australia, Age 85.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1928c/- Knapton, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farm hand.7
1931Hill View, Dewhurst, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener.8
bt 1934 - 1949Hill View, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: gardener. With Frances Evelyn Bishop.9,10,11,12,13

Grave

  • Grave 7-061, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia14

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, hayleychaffer.
  2. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "certificate - parents married 23 Dec 1893 at Long Livingstone."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, w1490.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,.
  7. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  8. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  9. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  10. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  11. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  12. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  13. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    7-061 Bishop Robert Graham M 85 7/08/1992 2274.
Last Edited3 Jul 2017

Lily Elizabeth Every

F, #632, b. 1895, d. 23 Oct 1963
Father*Charles Every
Mother*Lilian Stewart b. 1865, d. 1935
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Samuel William Leeming Shanks; GEM-E-17B, VIC, Australia.
Listed in rate book Mrs Lilian Shanks Emerald Orchardist; S.S.N Mortgagees. 44a pt Allot 17B Sec E NAV26 - crossed out now State Savings Bank (in possession) se ad 19411  
Married NameShanks. 
Birth*1895 Malmsbury, VIC, Australia, #B22508.2 
Marriage*1917 Spouse: Samuel William Leeming Shanks. Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M1231.3
 
Widow14 Sep 1960Lily Elizabeth Every became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel William Leeming Shanks.4,5 
Death*23 Oct 1963 Wantirna, VIC, Australia, #D22219 age 68 [par Charles EVERY & Lilian STEWART].6 
Probate (Will)* Lillian Elizabeth Shanks. Widow. Boronia.      23 Oct 1963. 615/338.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1917 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Samuel William Leeming Shanks.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21
1943510 Rathdown Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Gwendolyn Shanks.22
1949510 Rathdown Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaWith John Charles Shanks.23
1954510 Rathdown Street, Carlton, VIC, Australia24
19635 Bambury Street, Boronia, VIC, Australia25

Grave

  • OD-078-0023, Box Hill Cemetery, Box Hill, VIC, Australia26

Newspaper-Articles

  • 31 May 1941: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4. At Half-past 3 o'Clock, TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION At EMERALD, 44 ACRES 2 ROODS 35 PERCHES, 3 Miles South from Emerald. By Order of the Mortgagees. PHILLIPS and NICHOLSON, of 59 Swanston-street, Melbourne (auctioneer, R. R. Nicholson), have received instructions to sell by public auction, at the property, Beaconsfield-road, Emerald, on Wednesday, June 4, at 3.30 p.m., The surface and down to a depth of 50 ft. below the surface of all that piece of land containing 44 acres 2 roods and 35 perches, more or less, being part of allotment 17B, of section E, in the parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington, and being the whole of the land more particu larly described in Crown grant, volume 4121, folio 824,161, and now subject to instrument of mortgage registered number 536,149. This property consists of undulating land, grey sandy loam, clay subsoil, best suited for orchard or poultry farming, good metal road through property. Water supply, spring and creek water. Land subdivided into 5 paddocks. Fencing, post and wire and netting. Buildings, 5-roomed W.B. house, large fruit packing and general shed, fowl pens. All in good condition. TITLE, crown grant, for particulars of which apply to Mr. H. Stuart Hutchison, solicitor, 139 Elizabeth-street, Melbourne. TERMS: Cash, or £75 deposit, balance on Credit Foncier terms for 31½ years, at 6 per cent, per annum (Including interest at 1½ per cent. per annum).27

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). 0542/47.49 - GEM-E-17B.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M1231."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "R/C*U***17474."
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D22219 age 68 [par Charles EVERY & Lilian STEWART]."
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 3244; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 549.
  8. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  9. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  11. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  12. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  13. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  14. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  15. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  16. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  17. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  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. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  24. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  25. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  26. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://boxhillcemetery.org/mapguide/BoxHill/Public/,.
  27. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 31 May 1941, p2.
Last Edited25 Aug 2018

William Warren Kerr

M, #635, b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1949
Cr. W. Warren Kerr (1907)
Probate (Will)* 425/523. William W KERR Date of grant: 02 Mar 1950; Date of death: 02 Jul 1949; Occupation: Insurance Broker; Residence: Kew.1 
UBeac-Land*Original Selector: GEM-D-pt 1A (Lots 33.34), Salisbury Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, owner in 1924/25
Other occupant(s) of crown allotment: Claud Alfred Harris
Birth*1865 Kilmore, VIC, Australia, #B2964 [par John Wilson KERR & Ellen GARDINER].2 
Marriage*7 Apr 1887 Spouse: Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman. Augustine Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M3322.3
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Apr 1887KERR—GOSMAN.—On the 7th inst. at Augustine Church, Hawthorn, by the father of the bride, Wm. Warren, youngest son of the late John Wilson Kerr, to Janie, third daughter of Rev. Professor Gosman, Hawthorn.4 
Note*1903 Councillor at Kew Council.5 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1914 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 31.32). Transfer from William Cuthill to William Warren Kerr. 10a.6 
Residence*1916 "Trenant", Kew, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac*3 Jan 1919 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 25-30). Transfer from Frederick Funnell to William Warren Kerr. 30a.7 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1919 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30). Transfer from William Warren Kerr to Lindsay Gardner Kerr. 30a.8 
Land-UBeac6 Mar 1923 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30). Transfer from Lindsay Gardner Kerr to William Warren Kerr. 30a.9 
Land-UBeac*15 Apr 1926 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 25-30). Transfer from William Warren Kerr to John Glismann. 30a.10 
Widower26 Jul 1945William Warren Kerr became a widower upon the death of his wife Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman.11 
Death*2 Jul 1949 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D6787 (Age 83.)11 
Death-Notice*4 Jul 1949KERR.—On July 2, at his residence, Trenant. 32 Belmont avenue, Kew, William Warren, loved husband of the late Janie Buchanan, loving father of Violet (Mrs. V. P. Odgers), Lindsay (Croydon), and William (deceased). In his 84th year.
KERR.—The Funeral of the late Mr. WILLIAM WARREN KERR will leave his residence, Trenant, 32 Belmont avenue, Kew, THIS DAY, at the conclusion of a private service commencing at 3.15 p.m. The Funeral will arrive at the Box Hill Cemetery at 3.45 p.m.
A. W. PADBURY & CO. PTY. LTD. WA8131.
KERR.—Austral Temple Lodge, No. 110, A., F., and A. Masons.-Officers and Brethren of the above Lodge are respectfully informed that the Funeral of their late Most Wor. Bro. W. WARREN KERR, P.G.M.. will arrive at the Box Hill Cemetery THIS DAY at 3.45 p.m.
E. ADKINS, W.M., V. R. K. LOONEY, Sec.12 
Land-Note*10 Oct 1950. William Warren Kerr died on 2nd July 1949. Probate of his will has been granted to Violet Jean Gosman Odgers of Trenant 32 Belmont Avenue Kew Widow.13 
Land-UBeac*30 Jul 1952 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 31.32). Transfer from William Warren Kerr to George Joseph Thomson. 10a.14 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1905Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: insurance broker. With Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr.15
1913Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: insurance broker. With Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr. With Violet Jean Gosman Kerr.
191629 Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: insurance broker. With Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr. With Violet Jean Gosman Kerr.16
192532 Belmont Avenue, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: insurance broker. With Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr.17

Family

Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman b. 22 Aug 1861, d. 26 Jul 1945
Children 1.Violet Jean Gosman Kerr b. 15 Jul 1890, d. 1 Sep 1975
 2.Lindsay Gardner Kerr+ b. 9 Oct 1891, d. 26 Jan 1954
 3.William Buchanan Kerr b. 23 May 1893, d. 2 May 1915

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Jan 1902: THE NEED FOR REFORM. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,—The maintenance of either the present numerical strength or rate of expenditure of the state Parliament cannot be justified on any reasonable grounds. The tide of public opinion is set strongly in the direction of efficiency and economy in administation.
    It seems hopeless to expect adequate reform in these respects from Parliament itself unless is the direct result of a clear and emphatic instruction from the electors.
    In order that members of Parliament may return to their work duly impressed with the necessity for prompt, vigorous, and definite action in the directious indicated, I would urge the immediate organisation of public meetings in every constituency of the state to protest against extravagance and to advocate reform.
    Surely we have a sufficient number of leaders of public opinion outside Parliament with patrioism and self-sacrifice enough to carry the suggested movement through to a successful issue.
    —Yours, &c.,
    Kew, Jan. 7. W. W. KERR.18
  • 22 Jul 1902: REFORM. NATIONAL CITIZENS' LEAGUE.
    The reform proposals of the Government have been receiving the earnest consideration of the National Citizens' Reform League, and at a meeting of the sub-committee held yesterday it was decided to summon a special meeting of the executive council for the 6th prox., to discuss the policy of the league. In the meantime, it has been resolved not to make any official statement regarding the Reform Bill.
    MEETINGS IN THE COUNTRY.
    LOWER BEACONSFIELD, Monday.
    A public meeting was held on Friday at Lower Beaconsfield in connection with the local branch of the National Citizens' Reform League. The Rev. James Wilson occupied the chair, and after Mr. W. Warren Kerr, of the National Citizens' Reform League, had addressed the meeting a resolution was unanimously carried approving of and adopting the league's platform. Rev James Wilson19
  • 9 Jul 1903: THE DUTY OF GIVING. MR W. WARREN KERR'S VIEWS. INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS.
    At the Kew Town Hall on the 30th June, before the Kew Women's Temperance League, Mr W. Warren Kerr delivered a lecture on "Organised Benevolence."
    The lecture, while recognising how difficult it is to refrain from giving aid when importuned by a persistent alms-seeker, with a plausible story, reminded his hearers of the many evils which attend the indiscriminate bestowal of charity. He counselled, therefore, that, while the benevolent should guard themselves against the danger of being victimised, they should avoid the other extreme of allowing themselves to become harsh, unsympathetic and cynical.
    In regard to those who are callous or inert in the cause of charity, he said:—"You have only to collect for some charitable object or institution to find out how many there are who, though apparently in comfortable and even affluent circumstances, offer the most trumpery excuse for refusing help. Their sense of obligation seems to be defective or wanting altogether. Some exhibit indifference; some are coldly polite; some positively rude.
    "Account for it as you will, apathy and non-participation in active benevolence exist to a considerable extent in directions in which one would naturally wish and expect to find just the opposite. Their prevalence may be the result of temperament lack of early training in the habit of giving, or may be due to pure selfishness or irreligion; it is, I feel sure, in a great number of instances attributable to an almost total ignorance of the surroundings, sufferings, and privations of the very poor.
    "To ascertain the chief cause of any trouble is often to suggest a remedy. What is required on our part, to my mind, is to enter into a vigorous crusade against ignorance in high places. Get these non-participants in charitable relief to see for themselves, if you can, the wretched houses of squalor, vice and wretchedness. Bring wealth into direct and immediate contact with poverty—bounding health with wasting sickness, refinement with vulgarity—and you may perhaps cherish the hope that while you enlighten the one you will elevate the other.
    "Recognising that a proportion of the community contribute little or nothing to the public charities, Royal Commissions have sat and Legislative measures have been introduced, and abandoned; suggestions have been seriously entertained to establish a poor rate and to tax sport, but personally, as against these expedients, I pin my faith in the power of on enlightened mind and a quickened conscience.
    "One word, and I have only time for one word more in this connection, in support of direct and systematic giving. Those who give to charity only indirectly, or on the quid pro quo principle, cannot expect to realise the truth that 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' Concerning those who give from the love of mere ostentatious self-advertisement, or from ulterior motives, there need be nothing raid. They stand self-condemned. For benevolence, to be spasmodic or intermittent, is to rob it of half its value."20
  • 29 Oct 1904: Councillor W. Warren Kerr, of Kew, chairman-elect of the Congregational Union of Victoria, is a brother of Mr. R. K. Kerr, of Cobden.21
  • 29 Oct 1904: Councillor W. Warren Kerr, of Kew, is chairman-elect of the Congregational Union of Victoria for the current year. He has been associated with church work for many years, as a superintendent of Augustine Sunday school (Hawthorn), and as an active member of the Conigrecational Union. He is also a politician, and is a vice-president of the Citizens' Reform League.22
  • 9 Aug 1905: On Saturday evening week, Mr. W. W. Kerr; under the auspices of the local debating society gave a lecture entitled " Socialism." Unfortunately the night was wet and the attendance was very small. The speaker handled his subject in a masterly manner, and at the conclusion was accorded a hearty vote of thanks. I believe it is the intention of the society to invite Mr. Kerr up again to repeat his lecture, when a much larger audience may be looked for.23
  • 26 Oct 1905: Mr. W. W. Kerr, of Wrixon-street, Kew, president of the Congregational Union of Victoria, gave a lunch at "Glenferrie House," Glenferrie, on Tuesday, 24th October, in honour of the annual meeting of the Congregational Union of Victoria, which is now being held in Melbourne.
    Mr. and Mrs. Kerr received their guests in the main hall, and lunch was laid in the handsome dining-hall. The table decorations, in lilac and white, were very artistically arranged, and the cuisine excellent. The following toasts were proposed and spoken to :—The host proposed His Majesty the King ; Dr. Bevan, "The Federal and State Parliaments," to which the Hon. W. Knox and the Hon. George Swinburne responded ; Dr. Gosman proposed "Success to Other Denominations," and Canon Nash responded.24
  • 27 Aug 1907: KEW (Borough).—Cr. W. W. Kerr was unanimously elected Mayor, with an allowance of £75.25
  • 22 Aug 1908: "At Home." given by the Mayor and Mayoress of Kew (Cr. and Mrs KERR), on Friday 14th August. [Illustrated] Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr26
  • 3 Sep 1909: BOROUGH OF KEW. COLLEGE WARD. ANNUAL ELECTION.
    I hereby give notice that William Warren Kerr, of Wrixon Street, Kew, has been duly nominated for the College Ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement in rotation of the said William Warren Kerr, and he being the only Candidate, I now declare him duly elected Councillor for the College Ward of the Borough of Kew, to fill the aforesaid vacancy.
    H. De C. KELLETT, Returning Officer. Town Hall, Kew.27
  • 15 Feb 1911: Cr. W. W. Kerr has, owing to pressure of private business, decided to retire from the Kew council. During Cr. Kerr's 7 ½ years' occupancy of a seat at the council table he has filled the mayoral chair for a term and identified himself with progressive works.28
  • 24 Feb 1911: MUNICIPAL INTELLIGENCE. New Kew Councillor
    For the vacancy in the College Ward of Kew, caused by the retirement of Councillor W. Warren Kerr, the only nomination received was that of Mr John M Finlayson, solicitor, Cotham-road, Kew, who has been declared elected.29
  • 7 Mar 1914: BEACONSFIELD—To LET shortly for term, furnished, "Crail" Upper Beaconsfield. Kerr, 46 William st. Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr30
  • 10 Aug 1917: BERWICK SHIRE COUNCIL. CORRESPONDENCE.
    From H. Glismann, acting secretary of Beaconsfield Upper Progress Association, drawing attention to the road between Salisbury House and Mr Kerr's. It needed repair. Also re the road between Miss Cannon's and Mr Lockey's corner, more especially in front of Dr Drake's. Also to the growth of saplings on sides of road between Mr Luke's and Captain Rushall's.-Clerk of works to attend, on motion of Crs Martin and Henty. Hans Glismann Alice Emily Cannon, Percy Vernon Lockey, Dr William Elliot Drake, Edmund Thomas Luke, Alexander Rushall31
  • 25 May 1918: TUESDAY, 18th JUNE. At Half-past 2 o'Clock, At ARNOLD HOUSE, in QUEEN-STREET.
    "TRENANT," Wrixon and Fitzwilliam streets, 6 Minutes Electric Trams, EAST KEW.
    SUPERIOR BRICK VILLA.
    SYDNEY ARNOLD, BEST and Co. are instructed to sell as above,
    ATTRACTIVE BRICK VILLA, Wrixon and Fitzwilliam streets, Known as "Trenant," containing 8 rooms.
    Drawingroom 21 ft. 6 x 15 ft., diningroom 21 x 14, breakfastroom 20 ft. x 12 ft 6, vestibule, bathroom, with heater; pantry, lumber room wash house, pantry, &c.
    All in perfect order.
    LAND 61 x 130.
    This most desirable villa home is on a choice situation, in one of the highest positions in East Kew, and is within a few minutes' walk of the Cotham-road electric trams. To any person in in search of a really first class property this villa will thoroughly recommend itself.
    Early possession can be obtained.
    Title certificate.
    TERMS EASY.
    Sydney Arnold, Best and Co., auctioneers, 16 Queen-street. Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr32
  • 12 Oct 1922: THIS DAY. At Half-past Two O'clock. At ARNOLD HOUSE, 16 QUEEN STREET,
    SALE of ORCHARD and RESIDENCE SITES, UPPER BEACONSFIELD, Split Rock Road, 300 Yards from P.O.
    GEORGE G. HENDERSON PTY. LTD., under instructions from W. Warren Kerr, Esq., will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, as above.
    ORCHARD LAND AND CHOICE RESIDENCE SITES
    Comprising 10 acres of land, cleared and fenced, in the township of Upper Beaconsfield, with permanent spring and dam thereon; also
    30 ACRES, UNIMPROVED LAND, Adjoining above.
    These blocks occupy the most choice positions in this beautiful and popular district, commanding magnificent vieivs over the surrounding country. The 10-acre block has a frontage of 648ft. to the main road, which could with advantage be cut off and sold as residence allotments, being within 300 yards of the post-office, store, Salisbury House, and local hall, and the 30 acres has a quantity of valuable timber upon it, and commands a most extensive outlook.
    Terms-½ cash, balance 1, 2, and 3 years; Interest 6 per cent.
    N.B.-Motor or cab service meets every train at Lower Beaconsfield.
    Title, Certificate.33
  • 17 Mar 1932: MASONIC CEREMONIES. Installation of Grand Master. In the presence of Grand Lodge officers and about 2,000 brethren, including distinguished masonic visitors from other States, R.W. Bro. William Warren Kerr was installed in the Town Hall last night as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons of Victoria. The investiture and installation of R W. Bro. Sir William Brunton as Deputy Grand Master and of other Grand Lodge officers completed the impressive ceremonies.34
  • 1 Jun 1932: UNITED PRESS BALL. The United Press annual ball will be held at the St. Kilda Town Hall on Saturday, July 30, under the patronage of Most Wor. Bro. William Warren Kerr, C.M.G. C.B.E. Grand Master. Tickets may be obtained from the members of the committee at "The Argus," the "Age," the "Herald," and the "Sun News-Pictorial" offices.35
  • 16 Dec 1937: VOGUES' GALLERY.-No. 57. The name WILLIAM WARREN KERR, C M G , C B E , is synonymous with distinguished public service over a period of 30 years. Mr Kerr's experience as an insurance broker has made him a master of the intricacies of finance, and the State Savings Bank, of Victoria, with its deposits of £66,000,000, is fortunate in having this native of Kilmore as its chairman of commissioners. Mr. Kerr has occupied high municipal, church, and wartime financial positions, and he is Pro Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons.36
  • 4 Jul 1949: BROKER DIES. MELBOURNE. Sunday.—Mr. William Warren Kerr, a leading Melbourne insurance broker, died at his home at Kew, yesterday. He was 84. Mr. Kerr leaves a daughter and a son.37
  • 4 Jul 1949: FORMER STATE BANK CHIEF DIES.
    MR WILLIAM WARREN KERR, CMG, CBE, of Belmont av, Kew, a former chairman of the State Savings Bank of Victoria, and a leading insurance broker, died at his home on Saturday, aged 84.
    Born at Kilmore and educated at Melbourne Grammar School, Mr Kerr established an Insurance broking business in 1913. He became president of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce in 1916, and two years later was appointed president of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of Australia.
    During World War I he was chairman of the Commonwealth War Savings Council and the Victorian War Savings Committee, and was elected a commissioner of the State Savings Bank.
    At the same time the Commonwealth Government nominated Mr Kerr as chairman of the Royal Commission on taxation. It was he who was mainly responsible for amalgamation of State and Federal taxation systems.
    Throughout his public life Mr Kerr was prominent in charity work, and was particularly interested in the Boy Scout and Toc H movements.
    He was a council member of the Swinburne Technical College, a trustee of the Collins st Independent Church, and chairman of the Congregational Union in Victoria from 1905-6. He had occupied several high offices in Freemasonry, and was a former Mayor of Kew.
    He has left a daughter, Mrs V. P. Odgers, of Kew, and a son. Mr L. G. Kerr, of Croydon.
    The funeral will take place at Box Hill Cemetery after a private service at his late home at 3.15pm today.38
  • 23 Jul 1949: A memorial service to the late Mr William Warren Kerr will be held in Collins st Independent Church at 3pm tomorrow. Speakers will include Judge Book, Sir Clifden Eager, President of the Legislative Council, Mr Norman Williams, general manager of the State Savings Bank, the Rev Gordon Powell, and the Rev Walter Albiston.
    Mr Kerr was a former chairman of the Congregational Union and chairman of trustees of Collins st Independent Church.39
  • 13 Feb 1952: TOMORROW (Thursday), At 11 a.m.
    TRENANT, 32 BELMONT AVENUE, Kew
    VALUABLE ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS (Owing to the Sale of Property to State Government)
    ON VIEW THIS DAY 10 am to 4pm
    FINE OLD ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS, Including MAHOGANY ROSEWOOD, & CEDAR Pair Grand Mahogany Elbow Chairs, 2 Fine Cedar & Mahogany Wardrobes, Beautiful Five-branch Early Vic. Sterling Silver Candelabra, Very Old Grandfather Clock (1760), 2 Lovely Italian Walnut Folding Card Tables, 3 Delightful Rosewood & Walnut Antique Loo Tables, Beautiful Rosewood Tea Pot, 2 Delightful Ladies' Writing Davenports, 4 Attractive Inlaid Rosewood Drawing-room Chairs, Superb Pair Early Vict. Ladies & Gents' Chairs, Rare Antique Sutherland Dropside Table, Magnificent Round Georgian Rosewood Dining Table, Antique Musical Box, Splendid 8-valve Radiogram, Electrice Refrigerator, China, Venetian Ware, &c. 400 Lots.
    F R SIMMS & SON Agents & Auctioneer, opp P O Kew Haw 1804. Violet Jean Gosman Kerr Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr40

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 1484, item 425/523
    VPRS 28/ P3 unit 5087, item 425/523.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B2964 [par John Wilson KERR & Ellen GARDINER]."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3322."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 19 Apr 1887, p1.
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 8 Oct 1903, p6
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189335357
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2140-895 - William Warren Kerr of William Stret Melbourne Insurance Broker.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4038-418 - William Warren Kerr of William Street Melbourne Insurance Broker - C/T 4181-043.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - Lindsay Gardner Kerr of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - William Warren Kerr of 32 Belmont Avenue Kew Insurance Broker.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4181-043 - John Glismann of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Jul 1949, p9.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2140-895 - William Warren Kerr died on 2nd July 1949. Probate of his will has been granted to Violet Jean Gosman Odgers of Trenant 32 Belmont Avenue Kew Widow.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2140-895 - George Joseph Thomson of Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield Estate Agent.
  15. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 8 Jan 1902, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9623215
  19. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 22 Jul 1902, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9083600
  20. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 9 Jul 1903, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/246099918
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Camperdown Chronicle (Vic.), Sat 29 Oct 1904, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/22485038
  22. [S14] Newspaper - The Bendigo Independent (Vic.), Sat 29 Oct 1904, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/226684239
  23. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 9 Aug 1905, p2.
  24. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 26 Oct 1905, p25
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/175413752
  25. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser (Vic.), Tue 27 Aug 1907, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/89856960
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 22 Aug 1908, p27
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222984832
  27. [S14] Newspaper - The Reporter (Box Hill, Vic.), Fri 3 Sep 1909, p7
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/89695305
  28. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 15 Feb 1911, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196182686
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 24 Feb 1911, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10881561
  30. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 7 Mar 1914, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7265874
  31. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic.)
    Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic.), 10 Aug 1917, p3.
  32. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 May 1918, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/155092828
  33. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 12 Oct 1922 p2.
  34. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Mar 1932, p6.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Jun 1932, p5.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Dec 1937, p4.
  37. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 4 Jul 1949, p1.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Jul 1949, p6.
  39. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 Jul 1949, p13.
  40. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 13 Feb 1952, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23162629
Last Edited24 Feb 2021

Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman

F, #636, b. 22 Aug 1861, d. 26 Jul 1945
Mrs KERR
Married NameKerr. 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Paul William Einsiedel; 'Crail', PAK-pt60 (pt.Lot 39), 41 Salisbury Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.
Bought 16 Dec 1903 Vol. 2967 Fol. 593228 - (from 1904/5 rates N35)1  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Paul William Einsiedel; PAK-pt 60 (Lot 39), Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.
Bought 16 Dec 1903 Vol. 2967 Fol. 228 - (from 1904/5 rates N35)  
xref-link* See History of Crail
Birth*22 Aug 1861 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B13469 [par Alexander GOSMAN & Jane BUCHANAN].2 
Birth-Notice*23 Aug 1861On the 22nd August, at Lydiard street, Soldiers' Hill, Mrs A. Gosman, of a daughter.3 
Marriage*7 Apr 1887 Spouse: William Warren Kerr. Augustine Church, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #M3322.4
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Apr 1887KERR—GOSMAN.—On the 7th inst. at Augustine Church, Hawthorn, by the father of the bride, Wm. Warren, youngest son of the late John Wilson Kerr, to Janie, third daughter of Rev. Professor Gosman, Hawthorn.5 
Note* Alexander GOSMAN, Janie's father, was born at 'CRAIL' Fife Scotland - hence the name of the house in Upper Beaconsfield.6 
Land-UBeac*16 Dec 1903 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part). Transfer from Paul William Einsiedel to Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr. 3a 0r 26 2/10p.7 
Land-Note*17 Dec 1903 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part): Mortgagee: Frank Ernest Williams and Annie Marina Williams - discharged 7 Dec 1920. Mortgagor was Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr.8 
Land-UBeac*28 Jul 1924 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 39 part), Crail. Transfer from Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr to Mabel Victoria Hayball. 3a 0r 26 2/10p (Caveat lodged 15 Jun 1921.)9 
Death*26 Jul 1945 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D7244 (Age 83.)10 
Death-Notice*28 Jul 1945KERR.-On July 26 (suddenly), at Trenant, Belmont avenue, Kew, Janie Buchanan, dearly loved wife of W. Warren Kerr, loved mother of Violet (Mrs. Victor Odgers), Lindsay, and the late William (First A.I.F.) (Privately interred.)11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1905Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Warren Kerr.12
1913Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Warren Kerr. With Violet Jean Gosman Kerr.
191629 Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Warren Kerr. With Violet Jean Gosman Kerr.13
192532 Belmont Avenue, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Warren Kerr.14

Family

William Warren Kerr b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1949
Children 1.Violet Jean Gosman Kerr b. 15 Jul 1890, d. 1 Sep 1975
 2.Lindsay Gardner Kerr+ b. 9 Oct 1891, d. 26 Jan 1954
 3.William Buchanan Kerr b. 23 May 1893, d. 2 May 1915

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Oct 1903: WOMEN IN POLITICS.
    A well-attended drawingroom meeting was held by Mrs. Warren Kerr yesterday afternoon at her residence, Trenant, Wrixon-street, Kew, when short addresses on Federal polities were given by Mr. Arthur Robinson, president of the A.N.A., and Mr. J. H. Hewison, M.A. The large majority of those present were ladies, and considerable interest was shown in the subject matter of the speeches.15
  • 10 Jul 1906: AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE. MEETINGS OF BRANCHES. UPPER BEACONSFIFLD.
    A large and enthusiastic meeting of the branch was held recently. The president (Mrs Wilson) occupied the chair. Mrs W. Warren Kerr read an address on "Current Politics." In dealing with the league's fourth object (To protect the purity of home life"), she said: -In spite of what a few mild socialists say, socialism does tend towards dangerous beliefs with regard to home life. When one reads the books and papers circulated by the leaders of socialism in Australia and elsewhere, one cannot help feeling indignant at the sneers at religion and family life. These views are not held by extreme socialists only, and the league's fourth object is a very valuable one. Churches, philanthropic and religious societies, were working in the cause of charity and endeavouring to relieve distress, yet one man could cause much harm and create dissension and undo the good that others accomplished.16
  • 9 Aug 1906: GENERAL, good cook, laundress, 5 in family. Mrs. Kerr, Wrixon-st., Kew, Auburn station.17
  • 19 Oct 1907: The At Home, given by the mayoress of Kew (Mrs. W. Warren Kerr) in the local town hall yesterday was a very enjoyable social entertainment. The hall was prettily decorated, and an excellent programme of band music enlivened the proceedings throughout the reception. The hall for two hours and a half was crowded with visitors, a feature of the function being the large number of gentlemen who attended.18
  • 22 Aug 1908: "At Home." given by the Mayor and Mayoress of Kew (Cr. and Mrs KERR), on Friday 14th August. [Illustrated] William Warren Kerr19
  • 16 Jan 1913: Death of father: GOSMAN.—On the 15th January, at his residence, 444 Burwood road, Hawthorn, Alexander Gosman, D.D., in his 84th year.20
  • 18 Jan 1913: About her father: Crossed the Bar. DEATH OF REV. DR. GOSMAN. FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE.
    The Rev. Alexander Gosman, D.D., who has been suffering for the past two weeks from bronchial pneumonia, died on January 15 at his residence, 444 Burwood road, Hawthorn.
    Born in Crail, Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1829, Dr. Gosman became a student at the Glasgow University, but he received his degree as Doctor of Divinity from St. Andrews University in 1904.
    He came out to Australia in 1860, and on his arrival in Victoria was given the charge of the Congregational Church at Ballarat, being the first Congregational minister in the city. He next went to the Alma road Congregational Church Church, St Kilda. Subsequently he was transferred to the Hawthorn church, which was attended by both Baptists and Congregationalists.
    The congregation increased to such an extent that it became necessary to provide a larger building, and the present Augustine Congregational Church in Burwood road was erected.
    On July 6, 1905, Dr. Gosman celebrated his jubilee as a minister, and a great social gathering was held at the Hawthorn Church, about 600 persons being present. Congratulatory addresses were read, and Mr Alfred Deakin, who was then Prime Minister, also addressed the meeting. In the course of the evening a cheque for £700 was presented to Dr. Gosman, for whom a retiring allowance of £200 a year had been arranged. The allowance was paid for five years, and in 1911 the amount was reduced to £100 a year. For 36 years Dr. Gosman was was the principal of the Congregational Theological College, and most of the ministers of the younger generation in the State have come under his influence.21
  • 16 Oct 1913: VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF LADIES’ BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES.—EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
    Front Row.— Mrs. Bleaz[?] Mrs. A. M’Cracken, Mrs. G. G. Henderson (vice-president). Mrs. W. Kerr (president), Mrs. C. E. Ogden (hon. secretary). Mrs. John Horne. [?] Ward. Back Row.— Mrs. John Healey, Mrs. Drought, Mrs. Carson, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Fred Plant, Miss Lawlor, Mrs. Braithwaite, Mrs. Frank Tudor. [ILLUSTRATED]22
  • 7 Mar 1914: BEACONSFIELD—To LET shortly for term, furnished, "Crail" Upper Beaconsfield. Kerr, 46 William st. William Warren Kerr23
  • 30 May 1917: Death of mother: GOSMAN.— On the 27th May, at her residence, 644 Burwood road, Hawthorn, Jane, widow of the late Alexander Gosman, D.D., aged 88 years. (Privately interred.)24
  • 25 May 1918: TUESDAY, 18th JUNE. At Half-past 2 o'Clock, At ARNOLD HOUSE, in QUEEN-STREET.
    "TRENANT," Wrixon and Fitzwilliam streets, 6 Minutes Electric Trams, EAST KEW.
    SUPERIOR BRICK VILLA.
    SYDNEY ARNOLD, BEST and Co. are instructed to sell as above,
    ATTRACTIVE BRICK VILLA, Wrixon and Fitzwilliam streets, Known as "Trenant," containing 8 rooms.
    Drawingroom 21 ft. 6 x 15 ft., diningroom 21 x 14, breakfastroom 20 ft. x 12 ft 6, vestibule, bathroom, with heater; pantry, lumber room wash house, pantry, &c.
    All in perfect order.
    LAND 61 x 130.
    This most desirable villa home is on a choice situation, in one of the highest positions in East Kew, and is within a few minutes' walk of the Cotham-road electric trams. To any person in in search of a really first class property this villa will thoroughly recommend itself.
    Early possession can be obtained.
    Title certificate.
    TERMS EASY.
    Sydney Arnold, Best and Co., auctioneers, 16 Queen-street. William Warren Kerr25
  • 17 Feb 1920: Mrs W. Warren Kerr has issued invitations for an At Home on Saturday at "Trenant," Belmont avenue, Kew, in honor of Miss Eleanor Moore, who represented the Sisterhood of Peace at the women's conference held in Switzerland some time ago.26
  • 4 Dec 1920: BEACONSFIELD Upper.—"Crail," a 6-r. House, kit, bath, &c., fruit trees, and about 3 ac. land for Sale now. Russell, estate agent. Mabel Victoria Whittaker27
  • 19 Jan 1921: BEACONSFIELD UPPER.—William Russell, estate agent, has a suitable Guest House for Sale, 10 rooms, furnished, garage. 12 acres; £1000.
    "CRAIL," six rooms, bath, orchard, and paddock; £775; lovely situation.
    Many Others. Inquiries Invited.28
  • 13 Feb 1952: TOMORROW (Thursday), At 11 a.m.
    TRENANT, 32 BELMONT AVENUE, Kew
    VALUABLE ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS (Owing to the Sale of Property to State Government)
    ON VIEW THIS DAY 10 am to 4pm
    FINE OLD ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS, Including MAHOGANY ROSEWOOD, & CEDAR Pair Grand Mahogany Elbow Chairs, 2 Fine Cedar & Mahogany Wardrobes, Beautiful Five-branch Early Vic. Sterling Silver Candelabra, Very Old Grandfather Clock (1760), 2 Lovely Italian Walnut Folding Card Tables, 3 Delightful Rosewood & Walnut Antique Loo Tables, Beautiful Rosewood Tea Pot, 2 Delightful Ladies' Writing Davenports, 4 Attractive Inlaid Rosewood Drawing-room Chairs, Superb Pair Early Vict. Ladies & Gents' Chairs, Rare Antique Sutherland Dropside Table, Magnificent Round Georgian Rosewood Dining Table, Antique Musical Box, Splendid 8-valve Radiogram, Electrice Refrigerator, China, Venetian Ware, &c. 400 Lots.
    F R SIMMS & SON Agents & Auctioneer, opp P O Kew Haw 1804. Violet Jean Gosman Kerr William Warren Kerr29

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Binding family may have lived in Crail at some time."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B13469 [par Alexander GOSMAN & Jane BUCHANAN]."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Star (Ballarat, Vic.), Fri 23 Aug 1861, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66341544
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3322."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 19 Apr 1887, p1.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, BALFOUR Family - Owner: jgrant169.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1837-229 - Janie Buchanan Kerr of Wrexon Street Kew Married Woman - C/T 2967-228.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2967-228 - Mortgage No 224251 - Frank Ernest Williams and Annie Marina Williams - discharged 7 Dec 1920.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2967-228 - Mabel Victoria Hayball of "Crail" Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Jul 1945, p2.
  12. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  15. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 7 Oct 1903, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189341527
  16. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Jul 1906, p6.
  17. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 9 Aug 1906, p10
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189369584
  18. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 19 Oct 1907, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/204996334
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 22 Aug 1908, p27
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222984832
  20. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 16 Jan 1913, p9
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10760457
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 18 Jan 1913, p26
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/221831155
  22. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 16 Oct 1913, p19
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/176550538
  23. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 7 Mar 1914, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/7265874
  24. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 30 May 1917, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1621472
  25. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 May 1918, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/155092828
  26. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 17 Feb 1920, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/242163760
  27. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Dec 1920, p14.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 19 Jan 1921, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1733144
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 13 Feb 1952, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23162629
Last Edited24 Feb 2021

Violet Jean Gosman Kerr

F, #637, b. 15 Jul 1890, d. 1 Sep 1975
Father*William Warren Kerr b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1949
Mother*Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman b. 22 Aug 1861, d. 26 Jul 1945
Probate (Will)* Violet Jean G Odgers. Widow. Balwyn. 01 Sep 1975. 796/215.1       
Married NameOdgers. 
Birth*15 Jul 1890 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B24433.2 
Birth-Notice*2 Aug 1890KERR.—On the 15th ult., at Trenant, Wrixon-street, Kew, the wife of W. Warren Kerr of a daughter.3 
Marriage*24 Sep 1924 Spouse: Victor Paul Odgers. Independent Church, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.4
 
Marriage-Notice*11 Oct 1924ODGERS—KERR. —On the 24th September, 1924, at Collins street Independent Church, by the Rev. J. E. James, Victor Paul, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Odgers, of Adelaide, to Violet Jean Gosman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr, of Trenant, Kew.5 
Widow12 Feb 1932Violet Jean Gosman Kerr became a widow upon the death of her husband Victor Paul Odgers.6 
Death*1 Sep 1975 Templestowe, VIC, Australia, #D28434 (Age 85) - as ODGERS.7 
Death-Notice*3 Sep 1975ODGERS. — On September 1st (result of accident), Violet Jean Gosman, widow of Victor Paul Odgers, only daughter of the late William Warren and Janie B. Kerr, grand-daughter of the late Reverend Alexander Gosman, D.D.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1913Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (address 'Trenant'). With William Warren Kerr and Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr.
191629 Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (address 'Trenant'). With William Warren Kerr and Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Oct 1924: Mr. V. P. Odgers Married in Melbourne
    One of this week's brides is making her new home in South Australia. When Victor Paul Odgers returns to Renmark he will have a charming wife to keep him company.
    All dressed up in blue brocade and silver, Violet Kerr, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kerr, kept an altar appointment with him at Scott's Church on Wednesday. The wedding was celebrated with much fuss and festivity. The bride's parents have a nice home at Kew, but Trenant was not large enough to house the company, so the wedding cake was cut in a large marquee on the side lawn. The rural atmosphere of Renmark will be to the new matron's liking. She knows a lot about turning soil to profitable account. Burnley Horticultural College showed her the way to become an expert gardener. She was one of its most promising students. At one time she made a good thing out of raising seedlings.
    Her sign, "Seedlings For Sale," hoisted itself in the rightaway shared by an irascible political leader who used to chop it down with his little hatchet. He was kept busy. For no sooner did he haul down the offending lettering than the owner hoisted it again. "It is an old story, and I really forget who caved in first, but this back fence feud raged for many merry months." Victor Paul Odgers10
  • 9 Oct 1924: ODGERS—KERR.
    The Independent Church, Collins-street, was decked with arum lilies and swaying palms, when Miss Violet Jean Gosman Kerr, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr, of "Trenant," Kew, became the wife of Mr. Victor Paul Odgers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Odgers, of "Seacliff," South Australia. The Rev. J. Ernest James officiated, and Mr. George Fenke presided at the organ.
    The bride wore a graceful gown of silver and blue brocade, with a cloth of silver train lined with pale blue georgette, one corner turned back and caught with a silver rose. Her beautiful embroidered tulle veil was held in place with a wreath of orange blossom buds, and a bouquet of pink carnations and forget-me-nots was carried.
    The bridesmaids, Misses Enid Gosman and Dorothy Kerr, wore sleeveless frocks of maize brocaded crepe de chine, and their tulle veils to match were secured with wreaths of forget-me-nots. Primroses and wallflowers formed their 1830 posies. Little Patricia Kerr's dress of white ripple ninon was finished with tiny pink rosebuds, and she carried a silver basket of forget-me-nots. Mr. Jack Jose, of Adelaide, was best man, and Dr. Reginald Mills, groomsman.
    Wedding tea-was served in a large marquee on the lawn at "Trenant." The reception was held in the lounge, which was a bower of white blossom, purple iris, hyacinths, and pink roses. The drawingroom was massed with roses and ferns, and Iceland poppies decked the smokeroom.
    Mrs. Kerr received, wearing a black charmeuse gown with a straight back panel and side flounces of beige lace, and a small toque of fuchsia roses. A posy of sweet peas was carried. Miss Odgers (sister of bridegroom) wore a turquoise blue taffeta frock with her black hat, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.
    On leaving for the honeymoon, which was spent at Lorne, the bride wore a grey tweed suit with a royale blue georgette hat. Mr. and Mrs. V, P. Odgers will reside at Renmark. Victor Paul Odgers11
  • 13 Feb 1952: TOMORROW (Thursday), At 11 a.m.
    TRENANT, 32 BELMONT AVENUE, Kew
    VALUABLE ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS (Owing to the Sale of Property to State Government)
    ON VIEW THIS DAY 10 am to 4pm
    FINE OLD ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS, Including MAHOGANY ROSEWOOD, & CEDAR Pair Grand Mahogany Elbow Chairs, 2 Fine Cedar & Mahogany Wardrobes, Beautiful Five-branch Early Vic. Sterling Silver Candelabra, Very Old Grandfather Clock (1760), 2 Lovely Italian Walnut Folding Card Tables, 3 Delightful Rosewood & Walnut Antique Loo Tables, Beautiful Rosewood Tea Pot, 2 Delightful Ladies' Writing Davenports, 4 Attractive Inlaid Rosewood Drawing-room Chairs, Superb Pair Early Vict. Ladies & Gents' Chairs, Rare Antique Sutherland Dropside Table, Magnificent Round Georgian Rosewood Dining Table, Antique Musical Box, Splendid 8-valve Radiogram, Electrice Refrigerator, China, Venetian Ware, &c. 400 Lots.
    F R SIMMS & SON Agents & Auctioneer, opp P O Kew Haw 1804. Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Kerr William Warren Kerr12
  • Mar 2017: Then the Society became rudderless; Mrs. Warren Kerr had died suddenly at her home in Belmont Avenue, Kew, one month prior to the 1945 Annual Meeting. Her widowed daughter, Mrs. Violet Odgers, took the presidential position and steered the organisation to its conclusion.
    Fewer cases of hardship came to the Society's attention. Some of the resultant surplus funds were channeled into the purchase of a home for old people in Kew. In doing so, the society set an example for other societies. However, their foray into the needs of the elderly essentially became arrested. Excess funds were outsourced to the Melbourne Ladies' Benevolent Society in support of operations associated with Ravenswood, a temporary home for 'lonely' women.
    The venue for the Annual Meeting was relocated to Mrs. Odgers' opulent home that she had inherited from her mother. The guest speakers spoke about personal journeys to exotic climes. Mrs. Odgers supplied the 'generous and hospitable refreshments'. A three-month summer break from charity work extended to five months for the committee. Money spent on direct aid to local individual beneficiaries was paltry. The Society did not re-invigorate itself with a further shift in their target group with the advent of the first wave of non-English speaking post-war refugee women to filter into Kew in the 1950s.
    In December 1959, the society sent Christmas boxes to people in appreciation for services rendered to the Society, as opposed to boxes for the needy. This act foreshadowed the final demise of the Society. The introduction of the Commonwealth Social Services Act was formally cited as the reason the services of the Society had become obsolete.
    On Friday 9 June 1961 at 2.30 pm. at the Kew Town Hall, President Mrs. V. Odgers and Honorary Secretary Mrs. J. Cody signed the document that formally rendered the KLBS out of existence. Ravenswood and the Kew Elderly Citizen's Relief Fund were the beneficiaries of the reasonably substantial existing funds. The exiting officer-bearers 'placed on record its [the Society's] appreciation of the devoted service to the poor and distressed in Kew as faithfully rendered by the many office-bearers and members of the Kew Ladies' Benevolent Society since its foundation in 1891'.13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 610; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 554.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Aug 1890, p1.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 27 Sep 1924, p57.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 11 Oct 1924, p13.
  6. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D28434."
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 Sep 1975, p23.
  9. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The News, 1 Oct 1924, p5
    Location of newspaper not known.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Oct 1924, p44.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 13 Feb 1952, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23162629
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Extract from WOMEN WORKING. A short history of the Kew Ladies’ Benevolent Society” by Suzanne McWha in the Kew Historical Society Newsletter, No. 118 March 2017.
Last Edited24 Feb 2021

William Buchanan Kerr

M, #639, b. 23 May 1893, d. 2 May 1915
William Buchanan KERR
(1893-1915)
Father*William Warren Kerr b. 1865, d. 2 Jul 1949
Mother*Jane Buchanan 'Janie' Gosman b. 22 Aug 1861, d. 26 Jul 1945

World War I

William Buchanan Kerr was 21 when he enlisted on 23 Sep 1914. He was working as an insurance broker. His unit embarked from Melbourne on 22 Dec 1914 on board Troopship A40 Ceramic. He was a Lieutenant with the 16th Battalion, and saw service in Egypt and Gallipoli before he was killed in action on 2 May 1915.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2,3
Birth*23 May 1893 Trenant, Wrixon Street, Kew, VIC, Australia, #B23763.4 
Birth-Notice*17 Jun 1893KERR -On the 23rd ult, at Trenant, Wrixon street, Kew, the wife of W Warren Kerr-a son.5 
Marriage-Notice*4 Jun 1914The engagement is announced of Mr. W. Buchanan Kerr, Adelaide, formerly of Melbourne, second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr, of "Trenant," Kew, to Miss Muriel Kelly, third daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H. Kelly, "Garrendenny," Kew.6 
Death*2 May 1915 Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey.4 
Death-Notice*22 May 1915KERR.—On the 9th May, 1915, in action at the Dardanelles, Lieut. William Buchanan Kerr (16th Battalion, A.I.F.), aged 21, youngest and dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Kerr, "Trenant," Wrixon street, Kew, and grandson of the late Rev. Dr. Alexander Gosman.7 
Note*1919 Fragment of officer's tunic collar : 16 Battalion, AIF, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli Remains of a proper right side Australian officer's tunic collar. Attached to it are a Rising Sun badge and three other badges to its right, reading '16 / INF'. Each badge has two lugs held in place, with the exception of the numeral '1', by split pins. The open edge of the collar bears a brass hook which would have fastened into a corresponding eyelet on the other side of the collar.
Summary: This piece of tunic collar was found on 10 January 1919 by Lieutenant William Hopkin James, who was working on Gallipoli, leading a small party from the Australian War Records Section, taking photographs and collecting items for the national collection. James found fragments of uniforms and bones in a gully between Quinn's Post and Dead Man's Ridge, leading up to the Bloody Angle. They were the remains of members of the 16th Battalion (Bn), who had attempted to extend the Australian line, to the left of Quinn's Post from 2 to 3 May 1915.
The 16th Bn landed at Gallipoli in the evening of 25 April 1915. Much of the battalion occupied the position that became known as Pope's Hill. They remained there until the evening of 30 April, when they were relieved by the 15th Bn and went to Rest Gully, where they spent time digging in to protect themselves from Turkish snipers.
On 2 May the battalion was ordered to the front line, to the left of Quinn's Post, where they were to advance to a position that was later called the Bloody Angle. The 13th Bn was to extend its line to the left, joining with the New Zealand Otago Bn, who were to attack Baby 700. The 15th Bn were to take part from Pope's Hill.
The attack took place in the evening of 2 May. After the bombardment of the Turkish positions ceased, the 16th Bn made their way up the steep side of the valley, towards the Bloody Angle. The Turks held their fire until the battalion reached the top of the ridge, then directed heavy fire opened on it, mostly from their positions at The Nek and the Chessboard. The battalion fought and dug in throughout the night, extending the trench line from Quinn's Post. Some of their men found an abandoned Turkish trench on the crest of the Bloody Angle and occupied it.
During the attack the Otago Bn failed to reach their objective at Baby 700 and were forced to dig in near The Nek. The 13th Bn positioned themselves on the other side of the gully, to the left of the 16th Bn, but each battalion was uncertain of each other's location and could not join up.
At dawn on 3 May, the New Zealanders withdrew under heavy fire and the Turks occupied their line. The Turks in front of the 16th Bn attacked, but were driven back. The 16th Bn then attempted to attack a Turkish position, from which heavy rifle fire was coming, but the Turks were alerted to the attack and their machine gun fire from Baby 700 raked the line. In addition, nearby Turks threw bombs and expended heavy fire on the men of the 16th Bn. The dead lay thickly between their respective positions.

As the sky lightened, the Turks crept through the scrub towards the 16th Bn and inflicted further heavy casualties. Although attempts were made to reinforce the 16th Bn, the Turkish fire made it impossible to reach them. The battalion gradually withdrew through the day, and the Turks took over their trench line. Having lost support from both their left and right flanks, the 13th Bn then withdrew during the night.
The 16th Bn suffered very high casualties at the Bloody Angle. Entering the action with 17 officers and 620 men, they lost eight officers and 330 men. The battalion's dead remained unburied until after the war, when their remains were recovered by the Graves Registration Unit and buried in the newly established Quinn's Post cemetery nearby.
When unit titles were introduced in September 1914, officers were instructed to wear the unit titles on their collars (beside their Rising Sun badges), while other ranks wore them on their shoulder straps. Several officers were killed at the Bloody Angle on 2 May. They were: Lieutenant Kieran Leopold Anderson, Lieutenant Ernest Otto Alfred Bruns, Second Lieutenant Harry James Burton, Lieutenant Cyril Arthur Geddes, Lieutenant William Buchanan Kerr, Captain James Miller and Captain Harold Alfred Southern. This collar came from one of their tunics.8 
Village Bell*2005 Lieutenant William Buchanan Kerr died 2/5/1915 at Lone Pine in Gallipoli. Australian Infantry, 16th Battalion. Son of William Warren Kerr, and worked as an Insurance Broker. He embarked on the HMAT Ceramic, ship A40, on 22/12/1914 from Melbourne.9 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 May 1915: LIEUT. W. B. KERR
    Lieut. W. B. Kerr, who has been reported as killed, was the son of Mr. W. Warren Kerr, of Melbourne. He came to South Australia about two years ago as attorney for a firm of insurance brokers. He was a member of the Adelaide Rowing Club, and enlisted with the 2nd Contingent.10
  • 22 May 1915: LIEUTENANT W. B. KERR.
    The late Lieutenant W. Buchanan Kerr was a son of Mr. W. Warren Kerr, of Melbourne, and was not yet 22 years of age. He came to Adelaide about two years ago as attorney for the Richardson, Kerr Proprietary Limited, insurance brokers, of Mutual Buildings. He was connected with the defence forces in Victoria, and resumed his interest in military matters in South Australia. Lieutenant Kerr went to the front with the second contingent from this State. He was a single man, and was engaged to be married.11

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=163970
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.scotch.vic.edu.au/ww1/first/kerrWB.htm
    William Kerr was born on 23 May 1893 in Kew, Victoria. His parents were William Warren and Jane Buchanan (née Gosman) Kerr. He attended Scotch in 1908.
    William was an insurance broker and commercial traveller when he enlisted on 23 September 1914 at Adelaide, South Australia. He served in the 16th Battalion with the rank of Lieutenant.
    William died on 2 May 1915 at Gallipoli. He was 21 years of age.
    Service record
    William Kerr had served in Citizen Military Forces battalions for two years before the war, and was made a 2nd Lieutenant when he joined the AIF in South Australia in September 1914. He landed with the 16th Battalion at Gallipoli on the afternoon of 25 April 1915. He had been promoted to full Lieutenant when he participated in the battalion’s costly attack on the Bloody Angle the following week and was killed. His service file contains a poignant letter from Kerr’s father, asking for accurate details of his son’s death.
    William Kerr has no known grave, but is commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.
    Sources: Australian War Memorial – Roll of Honour ; Mishura Scotch Database ; National Archives of Australia – B2455, KERR WILLIAM BUCHANAN ; Scotch Collegian 1915 and 1919 ; The AIF Project - https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=163970
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B23763."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jun 1893, p1.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 4 Jun 1914, p9
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/146321216
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 22 May 1915, p13.
  8. [S206] Website Australian War Memorial (http://www.awm.gov.au) "ID number     P07159.056 Collection     Photograph
    Object type     Black & white - Print silver gelatin
    Photographer     Unknown
    Place made     Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
    Date made     c 1914
    Description: Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) William Buchanan Kerr, 16th Battalion who was a 21 year old insurance broker from Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted on 23 September 1914. He embarked for overseas from Melbourne on 22 December 1914 aboard HMAT Ceramic. Following training in Egypt, the 16th Battalion landed at Gallipoli in the late afternoon of 25 April 1915. A week later, they were thrown into the attack on Bloody Angle, suffering many casualties. Lt Kerr was killed in action on 2 May 1915 and his name is listed on the Lone Pine Memorial for those who have no known grave. One of 131 photographs displayed on an honour board showing members of the Adelaide Rowing Club who enlisted for active service in the First World War. The original is held by the Adelaide Rowing Club who kindly loaned the board to the Australian War Memorial for copying.


    ID number     P09220.005
    Collection     Photograph
    Object type     Colour - Digital file TIFF
    Photographer     Unknown
    Date made     c 1914
    Description: Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) William Buchanan Kerr, 16th Battalion, of Adelaide, SA. An insurance broker prior to enlisting in September 1914, 2nd Lt Kerr embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 22 December 1914. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915. 2nd Lt Kerr was 21 years of age."
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell Issue 160-2005 p8.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Observer (Adelaide, SA), 22 May 1915, pp39-40.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Chronicle (Adelaide, SA), 22 May 1915, p44.
Last Edited20 Feb 2021

Cyril Godfrey Marsh

M, #643, b. 5 May 1893, d. 7 Aug 1915
Cyril Godfrey MARSH
(1893-1915)
Father*John Garrett Marsh b. 1860, d. 30 Aug 1940
Mother*Clara Marshman b. 1861, d. 29 May 1919

World War I

Cyril Godfrey Marsh enlisted on 18 Sep 1914 when he was 21 years old and a clerk. He had been with the 29th Light Horse before the war, and was a Squadron Sergeant Major. SERN 187.
He was a commissioned Lieutenant with the 8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron when he embarked from Melbourne on 25 Feb 1915 on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria.
He saw service in Egypt and at Gallipoli. He was killed in action at Lone Pine on 7 Aug 1915.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
His parents were storekeepers and orchardists at Upper Beaconsfield.1,2
Birth*5 May 1893 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B14945.3 
Birth-Notice*13 May 1893MARSH.—On the 5th inst, the wife of John Garrett Marsh, chemist, of a son.4 
Death*7 Aug 1915 The Nek, Lone Pine, Turkey. 
Death-Notice*21 Aug 1915MARSH.—Killed in action, 7th August, at the Dardanelles, Lieutenant C. G. Marsh, dearly beloved youngest surviving son of John G. and Clara Marsh, Beaconsfield Upper, aged 22 years.
Beloved by all.5,6 
Village Bell*2005 Lieutenant Cyril Godfrey Marsh died on 7/8/1915 at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, age 22. Australian Light Horse, 22nd Regiment. Son of John Garrett Marsh and Clara Marsh, and worked as a Clerk. He embarked on the HMAT Star of Victoria, ship A 16, on 25/2/1915 from Melbourne.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Feb 1907: Beaconsfield Upper. Dear Cinderella, — This is the first time I have written to you. We have a big orchard up here and so I have plenty to keep me employed. The country around here is very mountainous & our house is situated on a very high hill which overlooks the sea (20 miles away) and consequently we have a lovely & extensive view. We have two kittens, both tabbys. Can you tell me names for them please. I think I am going to Sydney for my Christmas holidays & I think it will be very nice. I have to walk three miles to school every day & it makes me pretty hot in the summer time. Well Cinderella I have nothing more to say & so I must close with love. I remain your new friend, CYRIL G. MARSH. 13 years.
    Glad to hear from you, Cyril. Call the kitties Beacon and Field. — Cinderella.8
  • 29 Feb 1908: Beaconsfield Upper. Dear Cinderella,—I have taken "How I spend my Holidays" for my subject this time. When I come home on the last day of the term, I generally heave a sigh of relief to think that I have not got to go back to school for a while. All day long I either work about the place (we have a big place up here) or take my little rifle and go out shooting. There are a lot of "Rosella" parrots and wattlebirds up here, and so I have very good sport. After the day is done and I have had my tea, I settle down to read, all sorts of books and papers. I always take a great interest in the "Children's Column" of "The Leader", which we take every week. We live three miles from the post office, and so instead of doing anything else I walk or ride into the township two or three times a week. We only trouble to go in twice a week, because the butcher only comes that number of times a week, and the meat is the principle thing. Well, Cinderella I don't think I will keep you any longer, and I hope very much that you will forgive me for writing such a long letter.—I remain, your New friend.
    14 yrs. 2 m. CYRIL G. MARSH.
    [Write again, Cyril.—Cinderella.]9
  • 26 Aug 1915: The death is also announced of Lieutenant Marsh, of Upper Beaconsfield. Lieutenant Marsh often played cricket with the Upper Beaconsfield team.10
  • 1 Sep 1915: Amongst the names of those killed is that of Lieutenant C. Marsh, of Upper Beaconsfield. He was a member of the 8th Light Horse, and prior to the war, took a good deal of interest in military work. He was one of the first volunteers from the district joining as a private. He soon rose from the ranks and at the time of his death held a commission as a lieutenant. He was well known and much respected and his death will be regretted by many friends.11
  • 9 Sep 1915: LIEUTENANT CYRIL GODFREY MARSH, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 7 was the son of Mr John G Marsh of Gilolo Beaconsfield Upper and was 22 years of age. He was for a time a student at Wesley College, and then entered on a business career in the city during which time be was a member of the 29th Light Horse. Whilst an employee of Messrs F Scarlett and Co, of Collins street, he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse as sergeant-major and went into camp at Broadmeadows on September 18. He was promoted to staff sergeant major and obtained his lieutenancy at the Dardanelles. His father, formerly a well known chemist in Melbourne served in the Royal Navy, afterwards in the Australian Royal Navy, and saw service in South Africa.12
  • 18 Sep 1915: Lieutenant Cyril Godfrey Marsh, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 7, was the only son of Mr John G. Marsh, of Gilolo, Beaconsfield Upper, and nephew of Mr J. Nott Marsh, of Frankston, (who has also said good-bye to his only son, who also has embarked for the seat of war) and was 22 years of age. He was for a time a student at Wesley College, and then entered on a business career in the city, during which time he was a member of the 29th Light Horse. Whilst an employee of Messrs F. Scarlett and Co., of Collins St, he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse as sergeant-major, and went into camp at Broadmeadows on September 18, He was promoted to staff-sergeant-major, and obtained his lieutenancy at the Dardanelles. His father, formerly a well-known chemist in Melbourne, served in the Royal Navy, afterwards in the Australian Royal Navy, and saw service in South Africa. John Garrett Marsh13
  • 30 Sep 1915: Lieutenant Cyril G. Marsh, who was killed in action on 7th August, was only son of Mr. J. G. Marsh, of 'Gilolo,' Beaconsfield Upper, and was 22 years of age. He was an old Wesley Collegian. After leaving school he entered on a business career in the city, during which time he was attached to the 29th Light Horse. He went into camp at Broadmeadows on 18th September, 1914, as sergeant-major to the 8th Light Horse. He was subsequently promoted to staff sergeant-major, and received his commission at the Dardanelles. His father, formerly a well-known chemist in Melbourne, served in the Royal Navy, and saw service in South Africa.14
  • 5 Aug 1916: MARSH.—In loving memory of Lieutenant Cyril G. Marsh, 8th L.H., who was killed in action at Lone Pine, Anzac, Gallipoli, August 7, 1915.
    The white man of the regiment.
    A leader of men onwards and upwards.
    Brave, noble, good.
    One of the best.
    His loving smile and kindly ways
    Are pleasant to recall;
    He always had a cheery word,
    And was beloved by all.
    He sleepeth with his admirers.
    —(Inserted by his comrades.)
    MARSH.—In affectionate memory of Lieut. C. G. Marsh, killed in Lone Pine charge, 7th Aug., 1915. R.I.P. (Inserted by F. Gregory.)15
  • 7 Aug 1916: MARSH.—In loving memory of my dear comrade, Lieutenant Cyril C. Marsh, 8th L.H., who was killed in action at Lone Pine, Anzac, Gallipoli, 7th August, 1915.
    On higher service.
    —Inserted by Sergt. T. A. Moore, 14th Batt. A.I.F.16
  • 7 Aug 1917: MARSH.—In loving memory of our beloved officer; Lieutenant Cyril G. Marsh, 8th L.H. killed in action at Walker's Ridge, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 7th August, 1915.
    One of the whitest men, God's man.
    Brave noble, good, yet shall thy deeds for ever be
    Deep carven in a nation's heart;
    And fairest flowers of victory,
    From seeds that thou hast sown shall start.
    A hero he died, a soldier and a man.
    An Anzac.
    —Inserted by his comrades.17
  • 7 Aug 1917: MARSH.- In loving memory of our beloved officer, Lieutenant Cyril G. Marsh, 8th Light Horse, killed in action at Walker's Ridge, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 7th August, 1915.
    A white man, God's man, an Anzac, he died with the Australian flag around him.
    Good, noble, brave.
    In the bloom of life God claimed him,
    ln the pride of his manhood days;
    None knew him but to love him,
    None speak of his name but to praise.
    A hero he died. A soldier and a man.
    -(Inserted by his comrades.)
    MARSH.- ln loving memory of Lieutenant C. G. Marsh, 8th Light Horse, who fell with his brave comrades at Lone Pine on August 7, 1915.
    A white man through and through.
    -(Inserted by F. Gregory.)18
  • 7 Aug 1918: IN memory of Lieutenant C. G. Marsh, and all the brave boys of the 8th Light Horse, who fell at Lone Pine, August 7, 1915.
    -(Inserted by F. Gregory.)19

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=187972
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "B14945."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 13 May 1893 p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Aug 1915, p13.
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 21 Aug 1915, p5 nearly identical notice.
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell Issue 160-2005 p8.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 2 Feb 1907, p42.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 29 Feb 1908, p50
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198111045
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 26 Aug 1915, p2.
  11. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 1 Sep 1915, p3.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Sep 1915, p10.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Mornington Standard (Frankston, Vic.), 18 Sep 1915, p2.
  14. [S16] Newspaper - 30 Sep 1915, p9
    photograph published in The Age on 25 Oct 1915, p13.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 5 Aug 1916, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1613522
  16. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 7 Aug 1916, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155158221
  17. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 7 Aug 1917, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155153101
  18. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 7 Aug 1917, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1641188
  19. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 7 Aug 1918, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1403568
Last Edited23 May 2020

John Garrett Marsh

M, #644, b. 1860, d. 30 Aug 1940
(Owner) UBeac-Prop STORE, McBride Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.
1903-19041  
Note* In 1893: Chemist
in 1915: John Garrett Marsh and Clara Marsh, of Victoria Coffee Palace, Collins St., Melbourne. 5. 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Adolph Herman Enes; PAK-174, VIC, Australia.
From c 1897 - in rates until 1919-20, crossed out then Herbert Groser2  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Emily Waite; PAK-175, VIC, Australia.
From c 1897 - in rates until 1919-20, crossed out then Herbert Groser3  
xref-link* See History of the General Store
Birth*1860 Launceston, TAS, Australia.4 
Marriage*22 Dec 1890 Spouse: Clara Marshman. St James' Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M7142.5
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Jan 1891MARSH—MARSHMAN.—On the 22nd December, 1890, at St. James's Cathedral, Melbourne, by licence, by the Rev. Alfred Charles Kellaway, John Garrett, eldest son of the late John Hill Marsh, of Launceston, Tasmania, to Clara, third daughter of Charles James Marshman, of Albert Park.6 
Land-UBeac*9 Dec 1898 PAK-173.174.175. Transfer from Alfred Louis Smith to John Garrett Marsh.7 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1902 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from James Patrick Kerwin to John Garrett Marsh. 2a 0r 0p.8 
Note1903 Orchardist. Bought Store from James Kerwin. 
Land-UBeac*1 Feb 1905 PAK-61 (part), Store. Transfer from John Garrett Marsh to Sylvanus Best. 2a 0r 0p.9 
Residence1907 "Gilolo", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Widower29 May 1919John Garrett Marsh became a widower upon the death of his wife Clara Marshman.10,11 
Land-UBeac*19 Aug 1919 PAK-173.174.175. Transfer from John Garrett Marsh to King George.12 
Marriage*6 Feb 1922 Spouse: Susan Jane (Suse) Griffiths. Traralgon, VIC, Australia, #M1842/1922.13
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Feb 1922MARSH—GRIFFITHS.—On the 6th February, by the Rev. Jas. Smith, John Garrett Marsh, of Traralgon, to Susie Jane Griffiths, second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Griffiths, of Kinnard, Gleneira road, Caulfield. Present address, Franklin street, Traralgon.14 
Residence*b 1940 (late of Traralgon.) 
Death*30 Aug 1940 Private Hospital, Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D8813 age 80 [par John Hale MARSH & Emma GARRETT].4 
Death-Notice*2 Sep 1940MARSH.—On August 30 at private hospital, John Garrett of 267 Beach road Black Rock, loved husband of Suse Marsh, aged 80 years, late of Traralgon (Privately cremated August 31.)15 
Probate (Will)* John G Marsh. Gent. Black Rock. 30 Aug 1940. 317/014.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1905 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: storekeeper. With Clara Marsh.17,18
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Clara Marsh.19
bt 1912 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Clara Marsh.20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27
bt 1924 - 1931Franklin Street, Traralgon, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Susan Jane (Suse) Marsh.28,29
bt 1936 - 1937101 Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Susan Jane (Suse) Marsh.30,31

Family

Clara Marshman b. 1861, d. 29 May 1919
Children 1.John Charles Gordon (Dollie) Marsh b. 22 Oct 1891, d. 4 Jan 1907
 2.Cyril Godfrey Marsh b. 5 May 1893, d. 7 Aug 1915

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Dec 1893: A Popular Chemist. Mr. J. G. Marsh, who for the past two and a half years has been the head dispenser at the South Melbourne Friendly Societies' Dispensary, recently gave up that position to enter business for himself. Mr. Marsh's severance from the dispensary, where, through his skill and courtesy he became very popular, has caused some regret, and, as a mark of esteem, he has been presented with an illuminated address from the Ex ecutive Committee of Friendly Societies. The address is worded as follows : "To John Garrett Marsh Esq. We, the undersigned representatives of the United Friendly Societies' Dispensary in South Melbourne, in view of your discontinuing your services as head dispenser to the institution, desire to testify to the able and conscientious manner in which you have fulfilled your duties, during a period of over two years, antd we wish you every success in your new undertaking.-John Alfred Gilbert, R. G. Coppin, Jno. Bond. Alfred Dunn, Jas. Minty, H. T. Thornton, A. B. Stuber, Jas. S. Baster. members of Executive Committee; Henry Fowler, secretary. South Melbourne. October 18th, 1893."32
  • 15 Dec 1893: PUBLIC NOTICE. MR. J. G. MARSH, In thanking the Residents of Box Hill and Surrounding Districts for the support so liberally bestowed upon him in the past, has much pleasure in announcing that he has secured the services of Mr. A. LEGG to Manage his Box Hill Chemistry Business, a gentleman well qualified in every particular to fill so important a position. Customers may, therefore, rely upon having the best experience obtainable, with civility and attention, combined with the purest of drugs obtainable at town prices Mr. Marsh trusts for a continuance of past favors.
    N.B.-Mr. MARSH, Dentist, visits Box Hill each Thursday, and as he has a large Dental practise in town can supply the best of Dental work at moderate prices.32
  • 12 Sep 1896: MR. JOHN G. MARSH.
    Mr. John G. Marsh practises at No. 138 Clarendon street, South Melbourne, as a chemist and surgeon dentist, being registered by the Victorian Dental Board. It is a fine shop, with handsome appearance and a very neat frontage. Mr Marsh has occupied these premises for the last three years, having for three years before that managed the South Melbourne Friendly Society Dispensary. He was also head dispenser to the Victorian Naval Forces for four years. His naval life has made a great traveller of him, and he has practised his profession in the United States, in China, in many parts of Australia, and also in New Zealand. He has great experience, gained in military and naval services, as a dresser, and much ability as a dentist. None but the best qualities of drugs are kept, as Mr Marsh's work is entirely confined, so far as dispensing is concerned, in making up prescriptions for private orders. A specialty is made of all kinds of elastic goods and the shop is very heavily stocked in surgical lists, wool and electric bandages, trusses etc. Proprietary medicines of many kinds are kept in stock, but Mr Marsh only calls special attention to a sarsaparilla and potash blood purifier, a very useful medicine at spring time of the year, and to some fine quinine wine of [unreadable] [unreadable] ....also kept. The ... ...the best English and French makers and are to be had of any ...in small bottles at the ....price of sixpence up to large decanters, which the cost is .... Mr Marsh makes a pleasant speciality of this branch of his business, and few firms in Melbourne carry a heavier stock. All homoeopathic medicines are also kept by him. The shop is the oldest established in South Melbourne, the ....having been founded in the early fifties. Mr Marsh has increased the connection largely since it has been in his hands, and is as pleased with the district as he is justly proud of his premises.33
  • 14 Nov 1902: BEACONSFIELD UPPER. The postmaster and storekeeper, Mr. James Kerwin (who is leaving the district, having disposed of his business to Mr. J. G. Marsh), was entertained at a social in the Assembly-hall on Wednesday evening by a large number of his friends. Mr. H. Renfree occupied the chair. Mr. Kerwin was presented with a gold hunting watch, and Mrs. Kerwin was also the recipient of a present. James Patrick Kerwin Elizabeth Catherine Agnes Fraser James Henry Prinn Renfree34
  • 7 Sep 1904: Another decided innovation has been the clearing of the small piece of ground between the cross roads at Charing Cross. This was the work of our esteemed storekeeper and postmaster, Mr Marsh, who paid for the whole of the work himself. He says that he is not going to let it stop at this but intends going on until is has been fence, ploughed and planted with ornamental trees. He has already got the promise of several good donations, and now only waits for the Shire Council to obtain control of the land from the Lands Department ; when they do this he will make a start again with the fencing and ploughing.35
  • 22 Feb 1905: Dandenong Police Court. TUESDAY, FEB. 21. LICENSING COURT. Before Mr. Cresswell, P.M. A grocer's licence was transferred from J. G. Marsh to F. Best.36
  • 18 Sep 1915: Lieutenant Cyril Godfrey Marsh, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 7, was the only son of Mr John G. Marsh, of Gilolo, Beaconsfield Upper, and nephew of Mr J. Nott Marsh, of Frankston, (who has also said good-bye to his only son, who also has embarked for the seat of war) and was 22 years of age. He was for a time a student at Wesley College, and then entered on a business career in the city, during which time he was a member of the 29th Light Horse. Whilst an employee of Messrs F. Scarlett and Co., of Collins St, he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse as sergeant-major, and went into camp at Broadmeadows on September 18, He was promoted to staff-sergeant-major, and obtained his lieutenancy at the Dardanelles. His father, formerly a well-known chemist in Melbourne, served in the Royal Navy, afterwards in the Australian Royal Navy, and saw service in South Africa. Cyril Godfrey Marsh37
  • 10 Jun 1916: UPPER BEACONSFIELD - MODEL ORCHARD DESCRIBED PERFECTIVE METHODS - CHOICE APPLES GROWN By "CULTUS" - NO. 2
    On the Upper Beaconsfield ranges, at a height of 900ft. above sea level, Mr J. G. Marsh has established an excellent orchard. Over an area of 18 acres most attention is paid to apples, which appear to be better suited for the soil and climate than anything else. Williams' Bon Chretien pear trees have given satisfaction. Mr Marsh acquired the property he has so effectively im proved nearly 20 years ago. It consisted of 60 acres of rough bush land, on which nothing in the shape of clearing or cultivation was attempted. A house and boundary fences had been erected. Being within 30 miles of Melbourne, and on an eminence commanding views of special interest, the situation represented an asset of considerable value. From the front door of Mr Marsh's residence a wide tract of country can be scanned. In the foreground to the east, south and west, a vast extent of rural Victoria comes within vision. Prominent in the scene are the rich reclaimed areas of the extensive Koo-Wee-Rup swamp and other important districts of Eastern and South ern Victoria. At all points there are evidences of prosperous set tlement as indicated by well tilled fields, farm animals of every descripion, comfortable homesteads, towns and villages here and there, with railway lines intersecting at various places. These converge as they approach Melbourne, which is dimly visible through a smoky haze to the west. In the background of this interesting panorama the outlines of Hobson's Bay, Port Phillip Bay, and Western port Bay can be traversed with the naked eye. Amid these surroundings Mr Marsh has created a very fine orchard. It is a model one in many respects, and the influence of the work already done cannot fail to be felt throughout the district.
    Observation and Initiative
    When Mr Marsh became possessed of the rangy land at Upper Beaconsfield in 1897, he knew practically nothing about fruit trees. At that time he was practising his profession as a pharmaceutical chemist in Melbourne. With a view to converting the 60 acre block into a permanent home, orcharding was decided on. The initial work of clearing scrub and timber involved an expenditure of something like £6 an acre. At that stage Mr Marsh took a hand in planting the trees. Weekends and all available spare time were spent in the prospective orchard. A site with gentle rises on either side, and a valley in the centre was selected. The wisdom of this decision has been demonstrated by an even distribution of sunshine over the whole of the cultivated area and the facilities for in stalling effective drainage. Nearly four miles of two and three inch agricultural pipes are under the trees at varying grades to suit the conditions of contour. The average depth is about three feet. Although this work cost approximately £800, Mr Marsh regards it as money well spent. Before drainage was complete, the soil retained so much moisture that walking over parts was difficult. No amount of rain now causes inconvenience, for the reason that the surplus has a free outlet. This was one of the first operations that Mr Marsh initiated and carried out. He has since managed the orchard with unqualified success. In Mr Marsh's opinion, more failures with fruit trees are caused by imperfectly drained land than anything else. He was not long in coming to the conclusion that fruit trees are constituted much on the same lines as animals. The physical condition of each revolts at excesses, and the retention of more moisture in the soil than is desirable has a bad effect.
    Matured Trees
    If there is one matter on which Mr. Marsh is more insistent than another, It is that of permitting trees to be come fully matured before they are allowed to bear. He considers it is courting failure to encourage the fruit ing of trees at the early age of three and four years, as is frequently the case. Strong as the desire for returns may be, it should be suppressed so that the trees may become sufficiently robust to stand the demands which bearing entails. The longer they can he kept back the better. Generally speaking, the seventh year is soon enough for apple and pear trees to carry a full crop. Following his own ideas in this regard, Mr. Marsh pre vented the trees from bearing until the tenth year. During that period atten tion was devoted to producing a suit able frame. The appearance of the trees indicates that Mr. Marsh's con clusion is sound. Few, of course, can afford to wait 10 years for returns. There, is, however, much in the con clusion that the forcing of young trees into bearing accounts for many of the diseases and maladies complained of. It is doubtful whether a more uniform collection of trees than is to be seen in Mr Marsh's orchard exists in Australia. There is similarity through out in size and shape. The centres are properly open, and the main branches radiate from the trunks in such a way that each cannot fail to receive an equal amount of sustenance. Mr. Marsh takes care that the trees do not carry more fruit than they can support. The varieties of apples in cultivation are seven acres of Jonathans, two acres of Home Beauties, two acres of Gravensteins, three acres of Yates, two acres of Reinette du Canadas, one acre of Wil liams' Bon Chretien pears, and one acre of mixed fruits for household purposes. After careful consideration, Mr. Marsh has come to the conclusion that growers in the ranges would do well to confine attention to the cultivation of Jonathan and Yates varieties. Crinkle and its kindred malady, bitter pit, are believed to be due to the use of unsuitable stocks. Mr. Marsh intends to test his belief in this important phase of apple production.
    Systematic Effort
    Since he retired from business about nine years ago, Mr Marsh and his son found no difficulty in doing all the work involved in maintaining an 18- acre orchard in good condition. This included ploughing, pruning, spraying, and summer cultivation. In the pick ing season additional hands had to be engaged. Mr Marsh's son, with the rank of lieutenant in the 8th Light Horse, fell at Gallipoli in the Lonesome Pine action. For several years, how ever, Mr Marsh and his son systema tised the work in such a manner that they were never overburdened. Indeed there is nothing out of place in the orchard, or on any part of the property. There are evidences of thrift on every side. Mr Marsh favors the lateral method of pruning rather than the en couragement of short spurs. He states that the soil is not sufficiently rich to furnish full bearing trees with ne cessary nourishment, and applies superphosphate at the rate of one pound to each tree. Ni trate of soda is used when certain trees demand extra nourish ment. Mr Marsh does not approve of the practice frequently observed of al lowing windfall apples to remain on the ground so that they may rot or be ploughed in. Apples, he points out, contain large proportions of acid, and there is a danger of adding more of that ingredient than is necessary. There is not much to be feared from the few that fall in ordinary seasons. In a fruiting period such as the one just closed, when tons of fruit are on the ground, the menace of adding too much acidity needs to be minimised by removing the waste from the orchard. An examination of discharges from the drain pipes in winter showed Mr Marsh that much of the chemical fertilisers was carried off in solution, instead of serving the manurial purpose intended.
    A chemical analysis revealed nearly 50 per cent, in a given quantity of drainage water. The result would appear to indicate that it is not advisable to apply artiticial fertilisers until the rainy season has passed, and there is no fear of displacement in the manner mentioned. August and September are, therefore, more suitable months than June and July for the distribution and incorporation with the soil of manurial mixtures. Green manuring is favored.
    Controlling Pests
    In the control of pests Mr Marsh has been successful. Having a knowledge of chemistry, he is able to manufacture arsenate of lead, lime sulphur, and other mixtures that have to be directed against insects and fungi. Codlin moths and all kinds of insects that bite and chew their food cause little trouble when the trees are carefully sprayed at the right time in spring with arsenate of lead. In the suppression of fungus diseases lime-sulphur is considered more effective than Bordeaux mixture. For winter spraying Mr Marsh uses the lime-sulphur solution at a strength of eight pounds of lime, eight pounds of sulphur, and 50 gallons of water. In spring and summer, when the trees are in leaf, four pounds of lime, four pounds of sulphur, dissolved in 50 gal lons of water, make a sufficiently strong mixture. For Jonathan and Graven stein trees both solutions should be a little weaker. The foliage of those varie ties is more delicate than that of Five Crowns, Rome Beauty's, Yates, Reinettes and other sorts. Red oil applied in win ter, when the trees are dormant, at a strength of one in 20, has been found the most effective spray to subdue woolly aphis and scale insects. With the sprays mentioned Mr Marsh claims that he can keep his orchard clean. The condition of the trees and the fruit recently removed from the latest varie ties bear out the contention. Black spot affects Yates apples worse than any of the other kinds, and Mr Marsh has found it necessary to treat them with Bordeaux mixture in lieu of lime sulphur as the season advances and close and muggy weather comes at the end of summer. The one pest for which no effective remedy or method of con trol has yet been discovered is thrip. Last year these insects made a clean sweep of apple crops in the Upper Beaconsfield district. They appeared to come out of the ground at the beginning of spring, and played such havoc that yields were the lowest on record. Some of the orchards were completely devas tated. Mr Marsh's sales amounted to £11 as against an expenditure of £200, which is the normal annual cost of maintaining and working the orchard.
    Commercial Consideration
    Having struck out with success in matters associated with the manage ment of fruit trees, Mr Marsh decided to adopt progressive methods in the marketing of his fruit. He regulates the crop so that each tree shall carry no more than it can satisfactorily mature. This season the complaint was general that Jonathans and Yates apples were undersized. In consequence of that large quantities had to be sold at reduced rates. Thousands of cases were not gathered because of the un profitable prices offering. Mr Marsh found no difficulty in disposing of all the fruit he had for sale at an average of 3/9 a bushel. Those returns were being received when complaints were common that fruit was not realising the freight charges in many instances. Mr Marsh says he could have gathered nearly 8000 cases of apples had he per mitted the trees to carry all that formed. He preferred to have half that yield with corresponding improvements in size, shape, and quality of fruit. This important matter is one that can be controlled, and until orchardists pay attention to it on the lines adopted by Mr Marsh there will always be com plaints in plentiful seasons. Packing and grading are systematised by Mr Marsh. He believes in making the fruit and the packages containing it as at tractive as possible. From that stand point hard wood cases are regarded as objectionable. The neat soft-wood boards are planed and put together properly. A legible stencil marking at one end of the case indicates the size and variety of fruit, and the district in which it was grown.
    Uniform Packing
    The diagonal system of packing is observed. Every case of a certain grade contains the same number of apples. In a case of the 2 ¾ inch size there are 156 apples. The 2 ½ inch grade works out at 168 apples to the case, and the three inch grade allows for 126 apples in a case. Each case costs 1/. An expert hand who grades and packs 68 cases in a working day of eight hours is paid 9/. Before the war Mr Marsh found ready sale for his fruit in the London, Liverpool, Antwerp, Genoa, Hamburg, and Bom bay markets. Trade this season has been confined to Great Britain, where 1000 cases have been forwarded. Cabled advices do not indicate high rates, and account sales are awaited with more than usual interest. Mr Marsh trans fers all his produce from the Officer railway station, which is three miles from the orchard. The cost of market ing apples under the careful methods outlined is higher than the outlay of most growers. All the same Mr Marsh is satisfied with an average of 3/9 a case. He points out that it is better to produce 4000 cases of prime apples than double the quantity of second rate that would probably not find sale at remunerative prices, to say nothing of making increased demands on the vitality of the trees. It will be seen that Mr Marsh is working on sound lines. There is room throughout Vic toria for a general appreciation and adoption of his systematic methods.38
  • 21 Feb 1918: The President moved that steps be taken to have the road between Marsh's and Robertson's, at Beaconsfield Upper, classified as a subsidiary road. Seconded by Cr Henty and carried. James Robertson39
  • 23 Dec 1925: Damage in Beaconsfield Ranges
    BEACONSFIELD, Tuesday. - Bush fires were raging on the Beaconsfield Ranges on Monday and firefighters were kept busy. Gilolo, a property known also as The Marshes, was burnt. Nobody was living in the house. Dr Day's house at the top of the Telegraph road, which is nearing completion, was saved with difficulty on account of the dense scrub surrounding the building. A small cottage adjoining, owned by the Misses Slater, was destroyed before the beaters could prevent it. Only the tanks have been left standing. The gully at the back of Windara was burned out. The fire swept through the orchard, but "breaks" were burned, and the flames were beaten back after a stern fight. Flames surrounded Casely and upon their return from Berwick the minister (the Rev. J Wilson) and his wife found a number of neighbours fighting the fire. Fire breaks were made, and with the change of wind at half past 8 o'clock last night old dead trees cast showers of sparks which ignited the pigsty. Although the sty was burnt and the house and stables threatened, the fire was controlled. Arthur Joseph Day Jessie Wilberforce Salter, Rev James Wilson, Margaret Aline Salter40

Citations

  1. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 289/49.
  3. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3647
    1883/49. ARTHUR EBDEN JOHNSON. PAKENHAM 175. 18--1--27. 1877 - 1890.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8813 age 80 [par John Hale MARSH & Emma GARRETT]."
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M7142."
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 31 Jan 1891, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201457054
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2339-725 + C/T 2343-505 + C/T 2638-403 - John Garrett Marsh of 138 Clarendon Street South Melbourne Chemist.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1812-349 - John Garrett Marsh of Beaconsfield Upper Storekeeper.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1812-349 - Silvanus Best of Beaconsfield Upper Storekeeper - C/T 3032-369.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D4951 [par Charles John MARSHMAN & Maria MOXHAM]."
  11. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "father's name indexed as Charles Jas MARSCHNER."
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2339-725 + C/T 2343-505 + C/T 2638-403 - His Majesty King George V.
  13. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  14. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Feb 1922, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4696850
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Sep 1940 p4.
  16. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3413; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1117.
  17. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  18. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  19. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  20. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  21. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  22. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  23. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  24. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  25. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  26. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  27. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  28. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  29. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  30. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  31. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  32. [S14] Newspaper - Reporter (Box Hill, Vic.), 15 Dec 1893, p3.
  33. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 12 Sep 1896, p7 (Supplement)
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221204906
  34. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Nov 1902 p7.
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 7 Sep 1904, p2.
  36. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 22 Feb 1905, p2.
  37. [S14] Newspaper - Mornington Standard (Frankston, Vic.), 18 Sep 1915, p2.
  38. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic.), 10 Jun 1916, p48.
  39. [S14] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 21 Feb 1918, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66193597
  40. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 Dec 1925, p20.
Last Edited24 Sep 2020

Clara Marshman

F, #645, b. 1861, d. 29 May 1919
Married NameMarsh. 
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Michalow Gousdenskey Salomon Salmon; PAK-136, VIC, Australia.
Owner in 19191  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Margaret Mitchell Ramsay Salmon; PAK-138, VIC, Australia.
Owner in 1919  
Birth*1861 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B11534 [reg. Emerald Hill].2 
Marriage*22 Dec 1890 Spouse: John Garrett Marsh. St James' Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M7142.3
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Jan 1891MARSH—MARSHMAN.—On the 22nd December, 1890, at St. James's Cathedral, Melbourne, by licence, by the Rev. Alfred Charles Kellaway, John Garrett, eldest son of the late John Hill Marsh, of Launceston, Tasmania, to Clara, third daughter of Charles James Marshman, of Albert Park.4 
Land-UBeac*28 Oct 1913 PAK-136.138. Transfer from Margaret Mitchell Ramsay Salmon to Clara Marsh. 19a 3r 25p + 20a.5 
Death*29 May 1919 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D4951 (Age 56) [par Charles John MARSHMAN & Maria MOXHAM].6,7 
Death-Notice*31 May 1919MARSH - On the 29th May, at "Gilolo," Upper Beaconsfield, Clara, beloved wife of J. G. Marsh, aged 56 years.
MARSH - On the 29th May, at "Gilolo," Upper Beaconsfield, Clara daughter of late P. J. Marshman, (Ballarat and Albert Park) and Mrs. Marshman (Sydney), sister of Mrs. J. Barrett (Ballarat).
MARSH - Friends of Mr. J. G. MARSH are repectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved wife to place of interment, Berwick Cemetery.
Funeral to leave his residence, "Gilolo," Upper Beaconsfield, THIS DAY (Saturday, May 31), at 2 o'clock.8 
Death-Notice6 Jun 1919Mrs J G Marsh, who has been a resident of Upper Beaconsfield for some years, died last week at the age of 56 years. The deceased lady was an energetic patriotic worker, and took a great interest in the local Red Cross.9 
Probate (Will)*15 Aug 1919 Clara Marsh. Married. Up Beaconsfield. 29 May 1919. 165/582. Administration. Allotments 136 (Vol 1105/993) & 138 (Vol 1069/637) Parish of Pakenham. Vacant Land. Valued at £52. In 1920 the land was sold for £99.17.6.10 
Land-Note*17 Oct 1919. Clara Marsh died on the 29 May 1919. Letters of Administration of her estate have been granted to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.11 
Land-UBeac*12 Nov 1920 PAK-136.138, Dickie Road. Transfer from Clara Marsh to Mabel Annie Kerr. 19a 3r 25p + 20a.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1903Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.13
bt 1905 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Garrett Marsh.14,15
1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Garrett Marsh.16
bt 1912 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Garrett Marsh.17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24

Grave

  • Plot 1-245-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia25

Family

John Garrett Marsh b. 1860, d. 30 Aug 1940
Children 1.John Charles Gordon (Dollie) Marsh b. 22 Oct 1891, d. 4 Jan 1907
 2.Cyril Godfrey Marsh b. 5 May 1893, d. 7 Aug 1915

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Nov 1898: DETAINING A COLLIE DOG. At the Caulfield Court on Friday, Mr. Martin, of Morris, Meeks, and Co., charged Mrs. Clara Marsh with the illegal detention of a collie dog, valued at £25. Mr. Sharp appeared for the complainant and Mr. M'Kean for the defendant. The dog followed Mrs. Marsh home on November 2 as she was returning on her bicycle from a party given by Mr. Brockhoff. As the dog was lame, out of kindness she instructed her coachman to attend to it, which he did. She informed the police, who found out the owner, and, after some trouble, it was returned to him. Mr Martin claimed that the defendant should have advertised the dog when she found it. The Bench dismissed the case, each party to pay their own costs.26
  • 21 Dec 1916: From C. Marsh, Upper Beaconsfield, re state of road from Starling's to Low's properties.-Received.27
  • 28 Feb 1917: The half-yearly meeting of the Red Cross and War Relief Society at Beaconsfield Upper was held in the Assembly Hall last Thursday. The President (Mrs Marsh) occupied the chair and there was a good attendance. Mrs Harvey-Smith, the secretary, furnished a report of the work done during the year, which was most satisfactory. The Society has been in existence about 18 months, and during that period have prepared and sent away about 2000 articles, of various descriptions. Every month a box is sent to the Lady Mayoress's Patriotic League for the boys in the trenches. Two boxes were sent last month. In addition to the goods sent to Melbourne, the branch has made a gift of some article for every recruit who has left the district, The treasurer (Mrs Harvey-Smith) reported that after meeting all expenses the branch had a substantial credit balance at their banker's on which to commence their next half year. A vote of thanks was passed to Mrs Crowther who generously provided afternoon tea at all meetings. For this the branch charges each member 3d, and by this means they have raised the substantial sum of £14. A vote of thanks was also passed to Mrs Shorthouse for her free carriage of parcels and goods to and from the railway station. Assembly Hall Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith, Clorinda Ann Crowther, Emma Shorthouse28
  • 11 May 1917: Soldiers' Box Competition. NOMINATIONS INVITED. MRS. J. G. Marsh, of Beaconsfield Upper (President), is donating a Soldiers' Box for competition, the funds to go to the Beaconsfield Upper Red Cross, and all soldiers who have gone to the front from the following districts are eligible to be nominated :-Beaconsfield Upper, Beaconsfield, Berwick, Officer and Pakenham. Nominations will be received at this Office up to Wednesday, 24th May, at 6 p m. The competition will be conducted on the same lines as queen competitiors. Votes will be sold at one penny each, and the soldier receiving the highest number of votes will be declared the winner of the competition.29
  • 17 Apr 1920: IMPORTANT REALISATION of SUBURBAN, SEASIDE, MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES.
    Under Instruction from TRUSTEES, EXECUTORS, AND AGENCY Co. Ltd., 412 Collins Street, Melbourne.
    LOT 6.-In the Estate of C. Marsh - LAND, UPPER BEACONSFIELD, Allotments 136 and 138, Parish of Pakenham, 39 Acres 3 Roods 23 Perches.
    TITLE, CERTIFICATE.
    TERMS - One-third Cash, Balance 6 Months,
    Interest 6 Per Cent.
    J. W. STYLES and SON,
    Auctioneers and Estate Agents,
    361 Collins Street. Tel. Cent 4266.30
  • 2 Jun 1923: Death of mother: MARSHMAN.—On the 16th May, at her residence, "Abose," Concord E., N.S.W., Maria, relict of Charles James (late of Ballarat, Melbourne, Sydney), beloved mother of Bertha, Florence (Mrs. Barrett), late Clara (Mrs. Marsh), late Alice (Mrs. Pike), Charles, and George, aged 86.
    (Ballarat papers please copy.)31

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3919
    870/49 MICHAEL GOUSDENSKY SALOMON SALMON PAKENHAM 136 19--3--25. 1877 - 1879.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B11534 [reg. Emerald Hill]."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M7142."
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 31 Jan 1891, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201457054
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-993 + 1069-637 - Clara Marsh of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D4951 [par Charles John MARSHMAN & Maria MOXHAM]."
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "father's name indexed as Charles Jas MARSCHNER."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 31 May 1919, p11.
  9. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic.)
    Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic.), 6 Jun 1919, p2.
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Estate distributed between her husband (1/2) and some of her family (mother & siblings)
    VPRS 28/P3, unit 944.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-993 - Clara Marsh died on the 29 May 1919. Letters of Administration of her estate have been granted to the Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-993 + 1069-637 - Mabel Annie Kerr of 31 Marine Parade St Kilda Married Woman.
  13. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  14. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  15. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  16. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  17. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  18. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  19. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  20. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  21. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  22. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  23. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  24. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  25. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-245-A     Marsh     Charles Gordon     M     15     6/01/1907     416
    1-245-A     Marsh     Clara          F          31/05/1919     625.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 Nov 1898, p10 - This story is possibly relating to this woman, as it is not a very common name.
  27. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 21 Dec 1916, p3.
  28. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 28 Feb 1917, p2.
  29. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic.)
    Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic.), 11 May 1917, p2.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Apr 1920, p2.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 2 Jun 1923, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2016510
Last Edited24 May 2020

John Charles Gordon (Dollie) Marsh

M, #646, b. 22 Oct 1891, d. 4 Jan 1907
Father*John Garrett Marsh b. 1860, d. 30 Aug 1940
Mother*Clara Marshman b. 1861, d. 29 May 1919
Birth*22 Oct 1891 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B35211.1 
Birth-Notice31 Oct 1891MARSH.—On the 22nd October, the wife of John Garrett Marsh of a son.2 
Birth-Notice*7 Nov 1891MARSH.—On the 22nd ult, the wife of John Garrett Marsh of a son.3 
Death*4 Jan 1907 "Gilolo", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D325 age 15.4 
Death-Notice*8 Jan 1907MARSH. - On the 4th January, at "Gilolo", Upper Beaconsfield, John Charles Gordon (Dollie), eldest son of John G. and Clara Marsh, aged 15 years. (Interred privately on Sunday, at Berwick.)
At rest with Jesus.5 

Grave

  • Plot 1-245-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia6

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 31 Oct 1891, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article193409547
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 7 Nov 1891, p46.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D325 age 15 [reg Beaconsfield]."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Jan 1907, p1.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-245-A     Marsh     Charles Gordon     M     15     6/01/1907     416
    1-245-A     Marsh     Clara          F          31/05/1919     625.
Last Edited23 May 2020

Susan Jane (Suse) Griffiths

F, #647, b. 1879, d. 16 May 1961
Married NameMarsh. 
Birth*1879 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #B7782.1 
Marriage*6 Feb 1922 Spouse: John Garrett Marsh. Traralgon, VIC, Australia, #M1842/1922.2
 
Marriage-Notice*25 Feb 1922MARSH—GRIFFITHS.—On the 6th February, by the Rev. Jas. Smith, John Garrett Marsh, of Traralgon, to Susie Jane Griffiths, second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Griffiths, of Kinnard, Gleneira road, Caulfield. Present address, Franklin street, Traralgon.3 
Widow30 Aug 1940Susan Jane (Suse) Griffiths became a widow upon the death of her husband John Garrett Marsh.4 
Death*16 May 1961 Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D8028 age 82 [par John GRIFFITHS & Ellen McFARLANE].5 
Probate (Will)* Susan Jane Marsh. Widow. Black Rock. 16 May 1961. 570/208.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1924 - 1931Franklin Street, Traralgon, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Garrett Marsh.7,8
bt 1936 - 1937101 Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Garrett Marsh.9,10
bt 1942 - 1954267 Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.11,12,13

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B7782."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 25 Feb 1922, p13
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4696850
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D8813 age 80 [par John Hale MARSH & Emma GARRETT]."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2351; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 379.
  7. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  8. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  9. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  10. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  11. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  12. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  13. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
Last Edited15 Apr 2020

Roy John Tyler

M, #648, b. 1885, d. 9 Jun 1918
Roy John TYLER
(1885-1918)
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Mary Jane Eckersall b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914

World War I

Roy John Tyler was a married farmer living at Kilmany South when he enlisted on 22 Jun 1916. SERN 6904. His unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917, shortly after the birth of his daughter. He was made a temporary sergeant with the 22nd Battalion. He was killed in action on 9 June 1918 at Morlancourt, France. He was buried at Mericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. I), France.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Andrew Logan Prior; GEM-C-79, VIC.
Listed as rate payer 1908-1911, again 1914-19172  
Birth*1885 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B22274.3 
Marriage*24 Dec 1913 Spouse: Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M10439.4
 
Death*9 Jun 1918 Morlancourt, France. 
Death-Notice*1 Jul 1918TYLER.-Officially reported killed in action in France on 9th June, T Sgt Roy J Tyler, 22nd Battalion dearly loved husband of Daisy, Tanyanah, Grandview grove Armadale, and beloved younger son of John Tyler, Kilmany South.5 
Probate (Will)*20 Jul 1920 171/729 of Kilmany South, farmer.6 
Village Bell1980 THE PAST IS NOT DEAD
On Anzac Day this year veterans and the public again gathered to pay homage to those who had given their lives to the nation. Within a matter of days, the following letter was received by the sub-branch executive from Miss Coline Tyler, of Toorak:
"I should like to tell you how touched I was to see the row of crosses which had been placed in front of the war memorial at Upper Beaconsfield for Anzac Day. One of them bore the name of my father, Sgt. Roy John Tyler, who was killed in France in 1918. It is good to know that he is still remembered and honoured by the people of Upper Beaconsfield. A friend of mine happened to see the crosses on Anzac Day and kindly drove me to Upper Beaconsfield the following day especially to see them.
My father was a farmer in the area. He and my mother were married in 1913 and then went to take up a farm near Sale. My mother died just ten years ago at the age of 80. I should be very grateful if you would convey my thanks to whoever was responsible for erecting the little crosses with good wishes to all your members, yours etc."7 
Village Bell*2005 Sergeant Roy John Tyler died 9/6/1918, in France, age 33. Australian Infantry, 22nd Battalion. Son of John and Mary Tyler, and married to Daisy Tyler. He embarked on the HMAT Ascanius, ship All, on 11/5/1917, from Melbourne.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With John Tyler and Mary Jane Tyler.9
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With John Tyler and Mary Jane Tyler and Iris Mary Tyler.10,11
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler. With John Tyler, Rhoda Bessie Tyler, Iris Mary Tyler.12,13,14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Aug 1910: BEACONSFIELD - A men's social club has been formed at Beaconsfield Upper, in the interests of the young men of the district. Officers were elected as follows: -President Dr Eliott Drake vice-presidents Rev James Wilson and Mr Barclay, treasurer, Mr H Glissman; secretary, Mr P. M'Mahon; committee, Messrs E. Brown, sen., E Brown jun., Roy Tyler, L Knapton and S Gibb. Hans Glismann Dr William Elliot Drake, Rev James Wilson, Percy John McMahon, Leslie William George Knapton, Stephen Leslie Gibbs15
  • 2 Mar 1911: The engagement is announced of Mr. Roy J. Tyler, second son of Mr. John Tyler, Glenbrae, Upper Beaconsfield, and Miss Daisy Montgomerie, eldest daughter of Mr. L. E. Montgomerie, Beechworth, and granddaughter of Mrs. Montgomerie, Armadale.16,17
  • 29 Dec 1913: PERSONAL. The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler, Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daughter of Mr L. E. Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall. The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girlfriends. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square-cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver haircomb which had been worn by her great-grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of or chids, carnations and water lilies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de-chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me-nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst neck lace and anl aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith groomsman. A reception, followed by wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grand view Grove, Armidale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going-away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe de-chine, and a hat en suite.—"Australasian." Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight18
  • 1 Jan 1914: WEDDING: TYLER-MONTGOMERIE
    The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler of Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daugher of Mr L. E Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall, reports the "Australasian."
    The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girl friends. The bride, who was was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver hair-comb which had been worn by her great grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of orchids, carnations, and water lillies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst necklace and an aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith the groomsman. A reception, followed by a wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grandview Grove, Armadale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe-de-chine, and a hat en suite. Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith Harold Thomas Harvey Smith19
  • 2 Jan 1914: BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — A reception was held in the assembly hall on Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith to meet Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler. Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler William John Harvey Smith Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith20
  • 7 Jan 1914: At the Assembly Hall, last week a hearty reception was tendered to Mr and Mrs Roy Tyler who were returning from their honeymoon and on their way to their new home at Sale. A large company, thoroughly representative of the district, assembled on the invitation of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P, and Mrs Smith and the function proved a most successful and enjoyable one. The hall was taste fully decorated for the occasion under the direction of Mrs Smith and looked most attractive. A recherche supper was also provided by the ladies. Mr Smith presided over the gathering in his usual good style and all present spent a most pleasant time Dancing was engaged in and kept up to the wee small hours. Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight William John Harvey-Smith Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith21
  • 9 Jul 1918: The sad news came to hand recently that Sergeant Roy Tyler, son of Mr John Tyler, of Kilmany South, has been killed in action on 9th June. For some time after his enlistment Sergeant Tyler attended the Duntroon Training College to study for a commission. He passed the examination but owing to the number of officers available exceeding requirement, he did not obtain his commission. His services and knowledge, however were largely availed of in the training of recruits. Since reaching the front Sergeant Tyler has taken part in many of the big fights, in which like most of the Australian soldiers proved his true worth, and at last made the supreme sacrifice. Prior to enlistment Sergeant Tyler occupied a closer settlement block at Kilmany and his many sterling qualities won for him the respect and esteem of large circle of friends. He was a good all-round sport, and gave particular attention to cricket, being recognised as one of the best cricketers in the district. The deepest sympathy goes out to the late Sergeant Tyler's widow and child, and also to his father, who has not lately enjoyed the best of health.22
  • 9 Jun 1919: TYLER.-In loving memory of my dearly loved husband, Sergt. Roy J. Tyler, 22nd Battalion, killed in action at Morlancourt, France, June 9, 1918. (Inserted by Daisy Tyler, Tanyanah, 39 Grandview grove, Armadale.)
    ---
    TYLER.-In sad and loving memory of Sergt. Roy J. Tyler, 22nd Battalion, who was killed in action at Morlancourt, France, June 9, 1918. (Inserted by Mrs. Montgomerie and family, Tayanah, Armadale.)
    ---
    TYLER.-In affectionate and honoured memory of a brave comrade, Sergt. Roy Tyler, 22nd Battalion, killed in action near Villn-sur-Arcre, June 9, 1918. (Inserted by J. S. Kennett.)23
  • 9 Jun 1921: TYLER. - Killed in action 9th June, 1918, at Morlancourt, France, Sgt. Roy J. Tyler, 22nd Batt., the dearly loved husband of Daisy Tyler, 24 Vincent street, E. Malvern.
    ---
    TYLER. -in fond and loving memory of Sgt. Roy J. Tyler, 22nd Battalion, killed in action at Morlancourt 9th June, 1918. (Mrs. Montgomerie and family, Vincent street, East Malvern.)24

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=307120
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Have copy of land file.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B22274."
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M10439 in index as Eirene MONTGOMERY."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Jul 1918, p1.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 171/729 of Kilmany South, farmer.
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell Issue 012-1980 p14 RSL Article from Paul Easton.
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell Issue 160-2005 p8.
  9. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Aug 1910, p8.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Mar 1911, p8.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 4 Mar 1911, p48.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times (Vic.), 29 Dec 1913, p3.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Rosedale Courier (Vic.), 1 Jan 1914, p3.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Jan 1914, p8.
  21. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 7 Jan 1914, p3.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Mercury (Sale, Vic.), 9 Jul 1918, p2
    Gippsland Times (Vic.), 8 Jul 1918, p3.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Jun 1919, p1.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Jun 1921, p1.
Last Edited17 Dec 2015

Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight

F, #649, b. 1889, d. 14 Apr 1970
Note* Edwin Australia SLEIGHT married Emily Frances HAYWARD in 1860/2317. He died in 1870 (aged 33). Emily Frances SLEIGHT married Robert King MONTGOMERIE in 1872/3126. Eirene's father James Lawrence Edwin SLEIGHT was born 1861/11434 in Fitzroy - he would have used the MONTGOMERIE name after his mother's remarriage. His children were registered as SLEIGHT, but with a middlename of MONTGOMERIE.1 
Probate (Will)* Eirene Tyler. Gentlewoman. Toorak. 14 Apr 1970. 710/135.2 
Name Variation Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight was also known as Eirene Montgomerie. 
Married NameTyler. 
Birth*1889 West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B24155 [par Lawrence Edmund SLEIGHT & Agnes RAE].3 
Marriage*24 Dec 1913 Spouse: Roy John Tyler. Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M10439.4
 
Widow9 Jun 1918Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight became a widow upon the death of her husband Roy John Tyler
Note1954 B73 MB33323 TYLER, Daisy Eirene beneficiary of TYLER, Roy John - Service Number - 6904.5 
Death*14 Apr 1970 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D9619 (Age 80) [par Lauren SLEIGHT & Agnes RAE]
cremated at Springvale - remains collected.6,7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Roy John Tyler. With John Tyler, Rhoda Bessie Tyler, Iris Mary Tyler.8,9,10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Dec 1913: PERSONAL. The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler, Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daughter of Mr L. E. Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall. The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girlfriends. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square-cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver haircomb which had been worn by her great-grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of or chids, carnations and water lilies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de-chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me-nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst neck lace and anl aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith groomsman. A reception, followed by wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grand view Grove, Armidale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going-away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe de-chine, and a hat en suite.—"Australasian." Roy John Tyler11
  • 1 Jan 1914: WEDDING: TYLER-MONTGOMERIE
    The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler of Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daugher of Mr L. E Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall, reports the "Australasian."
    The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girl friends. The bride, who was was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver hair-comb which had been worn by her great grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of orchids, carnations, and water lillies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst necklace and an aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith the groomsman. A reception, followed by a wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grandview Grove, Armadale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe-de-chine, and a hat en suite. Roy John Tyler Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith Harold Thomas Harvey Smith12
  • 2 Jan 1914: BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — A reception was held in the assembly hall on Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith to meet Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler. Roy John Tyler William John Harvey Smith Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith13
  • 7 Jan 1914: At the Assembly Hall, last week a hearty reception was tendered to Mr and Mrs Roy Tyler who were returning from their honeymoon and on their way to their new home at Sale. A large company, thoroughly representative of the district, assembled on the invitation of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P, and Mrs Smith and the function proved a most successful and enjoyable one. The hall was taste fully decorated for the occasion under the direction of Mrs Smith and looked most attractive. A recherche supper was also provided by the ladies. Mr Smith presided over the gathering in his usual good style and all present spent a most pleasant time Dancing was engaged in and kept up to the wee small hours. Roy John Tyler William John Harvey-Smith Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith14
  • 9 Apr 1946: SLEIGHT (Montgomerie). — On April 6 (suddenly), Lillie Inez (Montgomerie) Sleight, dearly loved aunt of Daisy and Coline Tyler, aged 82 years. Coline Mary Tyler15

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 865; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 144.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M10439 in index as Eirene MONTGOMERY."
  5. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  9. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  10. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times (Vic.), 29 Dec 1913, p3.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Rosedale Courier (Vic.), 1 Jan 1914, p3.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 Jan 1914, p8.
  14. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 7 Jan 1914, p3.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 9 Apr 1946, p2.
Last Edited14 Jul 2015

John Tyler

M, #651, b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
(Owner) UBeac-Prop GEM-E-10 (98ac), Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.
98 ac in 1908-1909, also 72 ac CA71+79 might have been Egbert Charles' or Roy's  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Charles Abraham D'Ebro; GEM-E-10, VIC.
From 1897/8 50 acres, from 1900/01 98 acres.  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Andrew Logan Prior; GEM-C-79, VIC.
Rates 1906, 1907, 19121  
Birth*1845 Maidstone, Kent, England. 
Marriage*6 Jul 1869 Spouse: Katherine Nayler. Congregational Church, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #M3331.2
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Jul 1869TYLER—NAYLER.—On the 6th July, at the Congregational Church, Warrnambool, John Tyler, Esq., to Katharine, youngest daughter of Thomas Nayler, Esq., both of Warrnambool.3 
Widower27 May 1881John Tyler became a widower upon the death of his wife Katherine Nayler.2 
Marriage*22 May 1883 Spouse: Mary Jane Eckersall. Residence of Mr and Mrs Eckersall, (Victoria street west), Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #M3001.4,5
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Jun 1883MARRIAGE. TYLER—ECKERSALL.—On the 22nd May, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. W. H. Walton, John Tyler, of South Warrnambool, to Mary Jane, second daughter of W. Eckersall, of Brunswick.6 
Land-UBeac*16 Mar 1897 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from Alfred Johnson to John Tyler Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p.7 
Land-UBeac*27 Oct 1897 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from John Tyler to Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p transfer as to one undivided half part.8 
Land-UBeac7 Dec 1899 GEM-E-10B. Transfer from Samuel Rudduck to John Tyler. Containing 48a 0r 5p.9 
Land-UBeac20 Jun 1900 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from Egbert Charles Tyler to John Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p Egbert Charles and John Tyler are again tenants in common.10 
(Witness) Burial20 Jun 1900He witnessed the burial of Amy Knudson on 20 Jun 1900 at Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia.11 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac5 Oct 1904 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Edward Fitzhaley A'Beckett George Britton Halford to Rawson Parke Francis, Edgar William Walker, John Tyler, William Henry Grant. Trustees of the Assembly Hall.12 
Land-Note5 Oct 1904 GEM-D-1 (Assembly Hall). William Henry Goff of Beaconsfield School Teacher, Rawson Parke Francis of 309 Flinders Lane Melbourne Wholesale Druggist, Edgar William Walker Gentleman, John Tyler and William Henry Grant both Orchardists all of Upper Beaconsfield are now proprietors (acting as trustees.)13 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac2 Apr 1908 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts, John Tyler, John George Lewis. J T Shanks donated some of the land for a non-denominational church - called the Mission Hall. Four local men were registered as owners (incl Shanks.)14 
Land-Note*2 Apr 1908 GEM-E-17A (part). John Tyler, Orchardist, John Thomas Shanks, Farmer, Charles Richard Ricketts, Gentleman, and John George Lewis, Orchardist all of Beaconsfield are proprietors over this land which will be used for the mission hall/school in North Beaconsfield (acting as trustees.)15 
Land-UBeac27 Jun 1913 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from John Tyler Egbert Charles Tyler to Thomas Lombard Cotter. Containing 50a 0r 5p.16 
Land-UBeac*27 Jun 1913 GEM-E-10B. Transfer from John Tyler to Thomas Lombard Cotter. Containing 48a 0r 5p.17 
Widower4 May 1914John Tyler became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Jane Eckersall.18 
Death*25 May 1920 Sale, VIC, Australia, #D7753 age 75 [par Liberty TYLER & Sarah MORRIS].19 
Death-Notice*27 May 1920On Tuesday an old and highly respected resident of Kilmany, in the person of Mr. John Tyler, breathed his last, at the age of 75. The interment took place in the Sale Cemetery yesterday afternoon.20 
Death-Notice31 May 1920TYLER.—On the 25th May, at Kilmany South, John Tyler, aged 76 years; late of Warrnambool and Beaconsfield Upper.21 
Probate (Will)*21 Jul 1920 172/552. Of Kilmany South. Leaves organ to Iris, and piano to Rhoda. The remainder of the estate is to be divided between Iris and Rhoda in equal shares. His son Egbert is to be the executor.22 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac28 Dec 1934 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Assembly Hall). Transfer from Rawson Parke Francis, William Henry Grant, John Tyler, William Henry Goff, Edgar William Walker to The Beaconsfield Assembly Hall Trust.23 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Jane Tyler.24,25
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Jane Tyler. With Roy John Tyler.26
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Jane Tyler. With Roy John Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.27,28
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Mary Jane Tyler. With Iris Mary Tyler.29
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Roy John Tyler and Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler and Rhoda Bessie Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.30,31,32
1919Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rhoda Bessie Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.33

Family 1

Katherine Nayler b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Children 1.Egbert Charles Tyler+ b. 1875, d. 12 Mar 1943
 2.Rhoda Bessie Tyler b. 1878, d. 1953
 3.Katie Zoe Tyler b. 1881, d. 1941

Family 2

Mary Jane Eckersall b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914
Children 1.Roy John Tyler+ b. 1885, d. 9 Jun 1918
 2.Iris Mary Tyler b. 1887, d. 1944
 3.Constance Tyler b. 1888, d. 20 May 1971

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Sep 1899: POLICE NEWS. BERWICK POLICE COURT. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13. Before Messrs. J. Wilson, W. Fuller, and A. S. Robertson, J's.P.
    Martin Olsen, a foreigner, was charged with having broken into the house of George Christie on the 2nd inst., and stolen a tent and a pruning scissors, of the value of 10/. George Christie stated that he left his house at Upper Beaconsfield on the date mentioned at 7.15 a.m., securely locking the door. When he returned, between 10 and 11 the same evening, he found one of the windows broken in, and the articles mentioned missing; the tent produced was his ; he knew it by the patchwork, ropes, and string upon it ; he had had it in his possession for seven years; the scissors were on his table when he left home ; they belonged to a man named Lewis, who lent them to another person, and they were left with him until the owner called for them : he found a peculiar button on the floor of his house, which he handed to Constable Steele.
    John George Lewis, of Upper Beaconsfield, organbuilder, identified the scissors as his property; he identified them by a peculiarity in the manufacture of the blades, and valued them at 5/ or 6/.
    Henri Ernest Martin, contractor, Beaconsfield, said that the prisoner called at his place at 10.20 a.m. on the the 2nd, and asked for work : he came to witness from the eastern end of the paddock and left again by the western : at that time prisoner was carrying nothing but a walking stick ; at 4.30 on the same day he saw the prisoner carrying a bundle which looked like calico tied up loosely or a tent ; prisoner was about 100 yards away at that time; prisoner told him that he had been working at Backhouse's place. Alfred Schlipalius stated that he saw prisoner near his father's place at about 2 o'clock on the 2nd; he was then going towards Christie's place, and was not carrying a swag; he saw no one else travelling on the road.
    Terence Kirwin, laborer, saw prisoner about noon on the 2nd inst; witness offered him a couple of day's work, but it was not accepted; asked prisoner where his swag was, and be replied that he did not have one; went with prisoner to Sykes' Hotel to have a drink, and returned to cricket ground, where prisoner asked for 1/ which was given him; witness noticed particularly the coat which prisoner was wearing and the buttons upon it; they had a peculiar fastening; the button produced by Christie was very similar to those on prisoner coat ; he never saw buttons like them before.
    Constable Steele, of Berwick, said that he had examined Christie's place, and found that the kitchen window which had six panes of glass in it had had five of the number broken; one of the crossbars was also broken; it must have been broken from the outside ; the hole made was large enough to admit a man; saw the prisoner in a paddock at Gembrook where he was working, and asked him where he was on the 2nd inst, and he replied "down the road at Beaconsfeld;" searched prisoner's camp and found the tent produced by Christie; asked where he got the tent, prisoner said he bought it from a Frenchman but he had no receipt; he then arrested prisoner ; on the way to the watchhouse, whilst crossing Stony Creek bridge, prisoner said that that was the place where he bought the tent from the Frenchman; on the 5th inst. Christie gave him a button; he compared it with those on prisoner's coat, and found that it was identical with them; there were three buttons missing from prisoner's coat.
    John Tyler also gave evidence that he saw the prisoner at Beaconsfield between 3 and 4 o'clock on the date mentioned, carrying a bundle which looked like a tent; prisoner dropped the bundle and came on and had a conversation with him about work.
    Prisoner was committed for trial.
    At the Criminal Court on Monday accused was found guilty, admitted six prior convictions, and was sentenced to three years' imprisonment with hard labour. Martin Olsen Jessey Sykes, Henry Ernest Martin, Alfred James Schlipalius, Terence Kerwin, John George Lewis, George Christie34
  • 23 Oct 1901: Berwick Shire Correspondence: From John Tyler, Upper Beaconsfield, stating that the overflow of water from road adjacent floods his orchard, and that he is willing to allow water to be carried through his orchard by the means of 1 underground drains, which are already provided.-Permission to be granted to Mr. Tyler to cut a drain along the road outside his fence, clerk of works to interview the writer, on motion of Cre. Martin and Ure.35
  • 25 Feb 1908: BEACONSFIELD UPPER- About two years ago half an acre of land was given by Mr J T Shanks as a site for a mission hall at North Beaconsfield. On Thursday evening the deeds of the land (on which a building now stands) were signed by the trustees. John Thomas Shanks Charles Richard Ricketts John George Lewis36

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Have copy of land file.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jul 1869, p150.
  4. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3001."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Aug 1890, p1
    Victoria street west is the address of William Eckersall at his death in August 1890.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Advertiser (Vic), 8 Jun 1883, p2.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2579-657 - Egbert Charles Tyler and John Tyler - see C/T 2643-578 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Park Hotel Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver and John Tyler of Louisa Street Coburg as tenants in common.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2643-578 - see C/T 2666-085 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Gembrook Engine Driver.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - John Tyler "Copenhagen" Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist, he must have paid out the mortgage to Ruddock.
    (four mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2580-876) 1) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 2) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 3) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 4) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2666-085 - Egbert Charles Tyler to Egbert Charles Tyler and John Tyler (two mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2666-085) 1) 27 Oct 1897 to Martha Isabella Grisold discharged 17 Aug 1899 ; 2) 17 Aug 1899 to John Sutcliffe and George Williams - there is no mention of this mortgage being discharged.
    - see 2773-546 John Tyler of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer and Egbert Charles Tyler of Hawke Street West Melbourne Engineer (four mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2773-546) 1) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 2) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 3) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 4) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909.
  11. [S223] Original death certificate of Amy KNUDSON, 18 Jun 1900.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - William Henry Goff of Beaconsfield School Teacher Rawson Parke Francis of 309 Flinders Lane Melbourne Wholesale Druggist Edgar William Walker Gentleman John Tyler and William Henry Grant both Orchardists all of Upper Beaconsfield proprietors.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts Gentleman, John Thomas Shanks Farmer, John Tyler Orchardist and John George Lewis Orchardist - C/T 3263-560.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 3263-560 this area is the land reserved for the North Beaconsfield School.
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2773-546 - Thomas Lombard Cotter of Overbrook, Lansell Road, Toorak Gentleman - see 3707-233.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2580-876 - Thomas Lombard Cotter of Overbrook, Lansell Road, Toorak Gentleman - see 3707-233.
  18. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  19. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#D7753 age 75 [par Liberty TYLER & Sarah MORRIS]."
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times (Vic.), 27 May 1920, p3.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 31 May 1920, p1.
  22. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 172/552.
  23. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1565-907 - Memo 884 Act No 3765 - The Land comprised herein is held by the trustees for the time being of The Beaconsfield Assembly Hall Trust which is registered in the Register of successory Trusts folium number 247.
  24. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  25. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  26. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  27. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  28. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  29. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  30. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  31. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  32. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  33. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  34. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 20 Sep 1899, p2.
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 23 Oct 1901, p3.
  36. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Feb 1908, p9.
Last Edited27 Feb 2021

Mary Jane Eckersall

F, #652, b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914
Father*William Eckersall b. 1812, d. 7 Aug 1890
Mother*Elizabeth Goldsborough b. 1827, d. 7 Apr 1908
Married NameTyler. 
Birth*Jun 1852 Auckland, Durham, England, Jun Q [Auckland] 10a 82.1 
Marriage*22 May 1883 Spouse: John Tyler. Residence of Mr and Mrs Eckersall, (Victoria street west), Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #M3001.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Jun 1883MARRIAGE. TYLER—ECKERSALL.—On the 22nd May, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. W. H. Walton, John Tyler, of South Warrnambool, to Mary Jane, second daughter of W. Eckersall, of Brunswick.4 
Death*4 May 1914 Sale, VIC, Australia, #D7391 age 62 [par William ECKERSALL & Elizabeth GOLDSBOROUGH].5 
Death-Notice*5 May 1914TYLER. — On the 4th May at Kilmany, Mary, beloved wife of John Tyler, late of Glenbrea, Upper Beaconsfield.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1905Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler.7,8
1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler. With Roy John Tyler.9
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler. With Roy John Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.10,11
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler. With Iris Mary Tyler.12
1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Iris Mary Tyler.13

Family

John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Children 1.Roy John Tyler+ b. 1885, d. 9 Jun 1918
 2.Iris Mary Tyler b. 1887, d. 1944
 3.Constance Tyler b. 1888, d. 20 May 1971

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3001."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Aug 1890, p1
    Victoria street west is the address of William Eckersall at his death in August 1890.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - North Melbourne Advertiser (Vic), 8 Jun 1883, p2.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 5 May 1914, p1.
  7. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  8. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  9. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  12. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
Last Edited12 Aug 2020

Iris Mary Tyler

F, #653, b. 1887, d. 1944
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Mary Jane Eckersall b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914
Birth*1887 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B15794.1 
Death*1944 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D11753 (Age 57) -- as McFAYDEN.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1912Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler and Mary Jane Tyler and Roy John Tyler.3,4
1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler and Mary Jane Tyler.5
1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Mary Jane Tyler.6
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Roy John Tyler and Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler and John Tyler Rhoda Bessie Tyler.7,8,9
1919Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler and Rhoda Bessie Tyler.10

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B15794."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  4. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  5. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  6. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  9. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited14 Jul 2015

Constance Tyler

F, #654, b. 1888, d. 20 May 1971
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Mary Jane Eckersall b. Jun 1852, d. 4 May 1914
Probate (Will)* Constance Anderson. Widow. Kew. 20 May 1971. 723/504.1 
Married NameAnderson. 
Birth*1888 Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #B27246.2 
Marriage*1912 Spouse: William Davenport Anderson. VIC, Australia, #M4679R.3
 
Widow5 Sep 1955Constance Tyler became a widow upon the death of her husband William Davenport Anderson.4 
Death*20 May 1971 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D11602 (Age 84) -- as ANDERSON.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954The Manse, Portarlington, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Davenport Anderson.5

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P5, unit 1144; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 199.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B27246."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
Last Edited15 Jul 2015

Katherine Nayler

F, #656, b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Married NameTyler. 
Birth*1850 Winchester, England.1 
Marriage*6 Jul 1869 Spouse: John Tyler. Congregational Church, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #M3331.2
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Jul 1869TYLER—NAYLER.—On the 6th July, at the Congregational Church, Warrnambool, John Tyler, Esq., to Katharine, youngest daughter of Thomas Nayler, Esq., both of Warrnambool.3 
Death*27 May 1881 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #D6240 (Age 31) [par Theo NAYLER & Rhoda HEARNE].2 
Burial* Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, Katherine TYLER, Age 31 died 27 May 1881, wife of John, sister to Anna Watson.4 

Family

John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Children 1.Egbert Charles Tyler+ b. 1875, d. 12 Mar 1943
 2.Rhoda Bessie Tyler b. 1878, d. 1953
 3.Katie Zoe Tyler b. 1881, d. 1941

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3331."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jul 1869, p150.
  4. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Warrnambool Cemetery,.
Last Edited5 Feb 2021

Egbert Charles Tyler

M, #657, b. 1875, d. 12 Mar 1943
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Katherine Nayler b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Emily Mercy Ann MacKenzie; GEM-C-72, VIC.
From 24 Feb 1897  
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Andrew Logan Prior; GEM-C-79, VIC.
From 1897 to 1905, then his father1  
Birth*1875 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B20179.2 
Residence*Feb 1897 Fremantle, WA, Australia, engine driver.3 
Land-UBeac24 Feb 1897 GEM-C-79. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 43a 0r 14p (as executors of Walford's will.)4 
Land-UBeac24 Feb 1897 GEM-C-72. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Egbert Charles Tyler. 29a 3r 13p (as executors of Walford's will.)5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac16 Mar 1897 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from Alfred Johnson to John Tyler Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p.6 
Land-UBeac*27 Oct 1897 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from John Tyler to Egbert Charles Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p transfer as to one undivided half part.7 
Land-Note*14 Nov 1898 GEM-C-79: Mortgagee: John Beale - discharged 5 Feb 1901. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.8 
Land-Note17 Aug 1899 GEM-C-72: Mortgagee: John Sutcliffe and George Williams - discharged 9 May 1903. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.9 
Marriage*1900 Spouse: Hazel Mary Alma Wood. VIC, Australia, #M4365.10
 
Land-UBeac20 Jun 1900 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from Egbert Charles Tyler to John Tyler. Containing 50a 0r 5p Egbert Charles and John Tyler are again tenants in common.11 
Land-Note28 Jul 1902 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: Frederick Thomas Hickford - discharged 9 May 1903. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.12 
Land-Note9 May 1903 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: Annie Georgina Powell - discharged 22 Feb 1906. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.13 
Land-Note*24 Feb 1906 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: Arthur Norman McArthur. Discharged 27 Jun 1915. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.14 
Land-Note*9 Dec 1907 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: George Ernest Mather. Discharged 2 Apr 1909. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.15 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac27 Jun 1913 GEM-E-10A. Transfer from John Tyler Egbert Charles Tyler to Thomas Lombard Cotter. Containing 50a 0r 5p.16 
Land-Note6 Mar 1914 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: Alfred James Roberts, Edward Herbert Smith and William Phillip Roberts - discharged 22 Jul 1920. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.17 
Land-UBeac31 Mar 1924 GEM-C-79. Transfer from Egbert Charles Tyler to Thomas John Crook. Containing 43a 0r 14p.18 
Land-UBeac31 Mar 1924 GEM-C-72. Transfer from Egbert Charles Tyler to Thomas John Crook. Containing 29a 3r 13p.19 
Death*12 Mar 1943 Private Hospital, Abbotsford, NSW, Australia, #D6647 NSW [reg. Woollahra].20 
Death-Notice*13 Apr 1943TYLER.—March 12. 1943, at a private hospital, Egbert Charles, beloved husband of Hazel Tyler, of Abbotsford, and loved father of John Egbert Tyler, aged 67 years.
TYLER.—The Funeral of the late Egbert Charles Tyler, late manager of Nestles Chocolate Factory, Abbotsford, will leave our Chapel, 32 Railway Parade, Burwood, this Saturday after service commencing at 2.30 p.m., for Northern Suburbs Crematorium.
TYLER.—Masonic Lodge Austral No. 194, U.G.L. of N.S.W.-Officers and Brethren of above lodge are requested to attend the Funeral of their late esteemed Bro. E. C. Tyler. For particulars see family notice. Regalia. B. Adcock. W.M; F. J. Henry, Sec.21 

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Have copy of land file.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B20179."
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2638-568.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver.
    (mortgages registered on this property: 1) 14 Nov 1898 to John Beale discharged 5 Jan 1901 ; 2) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 3) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 4) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 5) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909 ; 6) 6 Mar 1914 to Alfred James Robert, Edward Herbert Smith, and William Phillip Roberts discharged 22 Jul 1920)
    A caveat was lodged on 16 May 1916, which lapsed on 29 May 1924.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1835-918 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver. - see C/T 2638-568.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2579-657 - Egbert Charles Tyler and John Tyler - see C/T 2643-578 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Park Hotel Fremantle Western Australia Engine Driver and John Tyler of Louisa Street Coburg as tenants in common.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2643-578 - see C/T 2666-085 - Egbert Charles Tyler of Gembrook Engine Driver.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - John Beale - discharged 5 Feb 1901 - Mortgage No 187939.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2638-568 - John Sutcliffe and George Williams - discharged 9 May 1903 - Mortgage No 192965.
  10. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2666-085 - Egbert Charles Tyler to Egbert Charles Tyler and John Tyler (two mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2666-085) 1) 27 Oct 1897 to Martha Isabella Grisold discharged 17 Aug 1899 ; 2) 17 Aug 1899 to John Sutcliffe and George Williams - there is no mention of this mortgage being discharged.
    - see 2773-546 John Tyler of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer and Egbert Charles Tyler of Hawke Street West Melbourne Engineer (four mortgages registered on this property on C/T 2773-546) 1) 28 Jul 1902 to Frederick Thomas Hickford discharged 9 May 1903 ; 2) 9 May 1903 to Annie Georgina Powell discharged 22 Feb 1906 ; 3) 24 Feb 1906 to Arthur Norman McArthur [a local land holder] discharged 27 Jun 1913 ; 4) 9 Dec 1907 to George Ernest Mather [a local land holder] discharged 2 Apr 1909.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - Frederick Thomas Hickford - discharged 9 May 1903 - Mortgage No 212529.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - Annie Georgina Powell - discharged 22 Feb 1906 - Mortgage No 219372.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - discharged 27 Jun 1915 - Mortgage No 240869.
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - discharged 2 Apr 1909 - Mortgage No 256773.
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2773-546 - Thomas Lombard Cotter of Overbrook, Lansell Road, Toorak Gentleman - see 3707-233.
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - Alfred James Roberts, Edward Herbert Smith and William Phillip Roberts - discharged 22 Jul 1920 - Mortgage No 331014.
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 - see C/T 4848-408 - Thomas John Crook of Commercial Road South Yarra Merchant. A Caveat No 46640 was lodged 16 May 1916 - lapsed 29 May 1924.
  19. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2638-568 - see C/T 4848-408 - Thomas John Crook of Commercial Road South Yarra Merchant. A Caveat No 46640 was lodged 16 May 1916 - lapsed 29 May 1924.
  20. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "#D6647 NSW [reg. Woollahra]."
  21. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 13 Apr 1943 p16.
Last Edited22 Mar 2016

Rhoda Bessie Tyler

F, #658, b. 1878, d. 1953
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Katherine Nayler b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Birth*1878 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B26292.1 
Death*1953 Auburn, VIC, Australia, #D10543 age 74 -- as McNABB.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1917Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Roy John Tyler and Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Tyler and John Tyler Iris Mary Tyler.3,4,5
1919Kilmany South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John Tyler and Iris Mary Tyler.6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B26292."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D10543 age 74 -- as McNABB."
  3. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914 "Roy's address as Kilmany Settlement."
  4. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  5. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  6. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
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Katie Zoe Tyler

F, #659, b. 1881, d. 1941
Father*John Tyler b. 1845, d. 25 May 1920
Mother*Katherine Nayler b. 1850, d. 27 May 1881
Birth*1881 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B6261.1 
Death*1941 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D6359 age 60 -- as BRYANT.2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B6261."
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D6359 age 60 -- as BRYANT."
Last Edited14 Jul 2015
 

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