Emily Matilda Page

F, #7777, b. 12 Apr 1871, d. 31 Jan 1954
Married NameArnup. 
Birth*12 Apr 18711 
Occupation*1895 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 11070.2 
Marriage*1904 Spouse: William George Arnup. Claremont, WA, Australia, #M264.3
 
Death*31 Jan 1954 Perth, WA, Australia, #D272 (Age 82) [par John & Matilda].3 
Death-Notice*1 Feb 1954ARNUP: On Jan. 31, 1954, Emily Matilda, dearly beloved wife of William George Arnup, of 4 Barsden-street, Cottesloe, loved mother of Erlstoun (Mrs. D. J. Blair), mother-in-law of David, loved grandmother of Elizabeth (Mrs. W. Compston), Janice and Marion.4 

Citations

  1. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), teacher record book.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  3. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian, 1 Feb 1954, p16.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

John Airey Bayford

M, #7778, b. 21 Jun 1874, d. 1956
Birth*21 Jun 1874 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #B19376.1,2 
Occupation*1895 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 12624.3 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Mary Agnes Gorman. VIC, Australia, #M2431.4
 
Death*1956 Canterbury, VIC, Australia, #D11278 (Age 82) [son of James BAYFORD & Sarah AIREY].5 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Teacher Record Book.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

Robert Teasdale Elcoate

M, #7779, b. 5 May 1851, d. 22 Apr 1899
Birth*5 May 1851 Newcastle, Northumberland, England, Jun Q [Newcastle-upon-Tyne] 25 430.1,2 
Marriage*22 Jul 1880 Spouse: Emily Mary Stretch. Trinity Church, Maldon, VIC, Australia, #M2695 + #M3360.3
 
Marriage-Notice*23 Jul 1880ELCOATE-STRETCH-On the 22nd inst, at Trinity Church, Maldon, by the Rev R Stephens, Robert Teasdale Elcoate, to Emily Mary, eldest daughter of the Rev J. C. T. Stretch.4 
Widower1 Oct 1889Robert Teasdale Elcoate became a widower upon the death of his wife Emily Mary Stretch.5 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1890 Sailing with Florence May Elcoate, Leslie Gough Elcoate, Frances Heath Elcoate to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Te Anau New Zealand
Age 43.6 
Occupation26 Jun 1895 Corr 95/18433. 26th June, 1895 Beaconsfield N. School No. 2560.
Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 8th instant intimating that you are desirous of being offered appointment to the above-named school, and to inform you that there is no vacancy at Beaconsfield N.
I have further to state to that you will be expected to pay your own transit expenses to any school to which you may be transferred at your own request.
I have the honor to be, Sir
Your obedient Servant,
(to) Mr R. T. Elecate, School No. 2523, Lang Lang East.7 
Occupation*bt 1895 - 1899 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 5761.8,9 
Death*22 Apr 1899 Near Launceston, TAS, Australia, drowned at sea during a crossing from Melbourne to Tasmania. It is believed that he committed suicide.10,11 
Probate (Will)*29 May 1899 71/373. Teacher. Beaconsfield.12 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Dec 1889, SALE BY AUCTION. THIS DAY. E. W. Wade & Co.— At 2 o'clock, on the premises of Mr R. T. Elcoate, Stafford Street, House, furniture and effects, &c.13
  • 23 Oct 1896, WYMARK TUNNEL PROPRIETARY GOLD MINING COMPANY as a No Liability Company under the Provisions of Part II. of the Companies Act 1890,
    1-The name of the company is to be The Wymark Tunnel Proprietary Gold Mining Company No Liability. 2-The place of operations (or intended operations) is at Reedy Creek, near Broadford.
    ... Names, Addresses, and Occupations. Shares. Robert Teasdale Elcoate, Beaconsfield, gentleman ... ... 16614
  • 10 May 1898, Death of mother: ELCOATE. -On the 8th May at Northcote, Ann, relict of the late John Maldon, of Maldon, aged 80 years.
    The Funeral of the late Mrs A. ELCOATE will leave 61 Westgarth street, Northcote, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday for St. Kilda Cemetery.15
  • 14 Sep 1898, Upper Beaconsfield.
    On Friday night a most successful concert was held in the Assembly Hall, at which the audience was large and highly appreciative. The affair was originated to raise the wherewithal to provide prizes for the children attending the local State school, and the result should be gratifying to all concerned. The children sang se veral numbers, of a class much superior to those usually given, and to Mr. Elcoate, their teacher, a special word of praise is due. The programme included the following items :-Piano solo, "Country life," Miss Alice Renfree; song, "The lost chord," Miss G. Orgill; skirt dance Miss Elsie Rosa ; song, " Barney O'Hea, Mrs. Titcher (encored); song, '"To horse," Mr. Elcoate; club swinging, Miss Connie Martyn (very heartily received); duet, " Palashki's banner," Miss G. Orgill and Mr. Elcoate; skirt dance and Highland fing, Miss Fraser; song, "The clang of the wooden shoon," Master Elcoate (of St. Paul's choir); piano duet, "Mazeppa, Miss Ella Stevens and Miss Halleur; song, " When they put him in trousers," Miss Connie Martyn (encored); song, "Eternal rest," Mrs.Titcher; song, "The old brigade," Master Elcoate; duet "Larboard Watch," very well sung by Messrs. Elcoate" and Fraser. Messrs R.R . Bain and Fraser supplied the comic element, and, judging by the frequent encores and hearty applause, they pleased the audience immensely. Most of the accompaniments were played by Mr Manger, who materially assisted in the success of the songs. At the termination of the concert a social dance was held, at which there was a very good attendant Under the able direction of Mr. Woodley everything passed off happily, and terpaichore was indulged in with zest. Mr. and Mrs. Woodley provided the music.16
  • 24 Apr 1899, DISAPPEARED AT SEA. FROM THE PATEENA. DEATH OF A VICTORIAN RESIDENT.
    The trip of the steamer Pateena, which arrived from Melbourne on Saturday morning, was marked by a sad event. When the vessel left Melbourne she had among her passengers Robert Teesdale Elcote, a middle-aged man, hailing from Northcote, Victoria, and who occupied a saloon cabin. He conversed with a number of those on board, and there was nothing in his manner to arouse the suspicions of the stewards or officers. Elcote was seen several times during the evening strolling about, and appeared to be fairly animated.
    At seven o'clock on Saturday morning, when the bedroom steward entered his cabin, Elcote was missing, a small handbag, which constituted his only luggage, being all there was in the compartment. As Teesdale could not be found among other passengers who were early risers, a search of the vessel was instituted, and a distressing discovery made on the after deck. On a grating that runs round the stern and near the wheel box were found a hard felt black hat, short overcoat, and an ordinary coat, which last-mentioned articles had been pulled off together. The clothing was recognised as belong ing to the missing passenger. A further search having failed to find any trace of Teesdale, it was conjectured that he had either fallen overboard or com mitted suicide, and his belongings were taken charge of by the chief steward. The hand bag was locked, and the key was found enclosed in a letter, which was discovered in the berth he had occupied. The letter was stamped, and addressed "Mr. G. Stearne, C.E., care of Town Hall, Northcote, Victoria."
    On arrival in port all Elcote's belongings were handed over to the police, Detective-Sergeant Brannan and Sergeant Gandy taking charge of them. The letter when opened was found to have been written by Teesdale, and in it he complained of having had considerable worry and anxiety, which had preyed on his mind. He further asserted that he contemplated committing suicide, and concluded by asking forgiveness and praying that God would have mercy on his wife and family.
    When the bag was opened it was found to contain a pyjama suit, pair of cuffs, sleeve links, watch and chain, and a ring, while in the pockets of the coats eightpence was found.11
  • 24 Apr 1899, TASMANIA. LAUNCESTON, Saturday.
    "When the steamer Pateena arrived from Melbourne this morning, the captain reported that Robert Teasdale Elcoate, a saloon passenger, had disappeared during the voyage. Elecote joined the vessel at Melbourne, and when last seen at night there was nothing in his manner to arouse suspicion. At 7 this morning the bedroom steward, on entering his cabin, found him missing. On the grating at the stern of the vessel an overcoat and inside coat were found, both having been taken off together. Search was made and nothing was seen of the man. In the cabin was found a letter stamped, and addressed " G. Stearne, C.E., care of Town Hall, Northcote, Victoria," and in it was the key of a handbag. These were handed to the police, and in the bag were a pair of cuffs, watch and chain, eight pence, sleeve links, and a pyjama suit. In the letter deceased complained of having troubles, said he intended committing suicide, and concluded by asking forgiveness, and that " God would bless his wife and children."17
  • 26 Apr 1899, Mr. Robert Elcoate, head teacher of the Upper Beaconsfield state school, committed suicide on Saturday last, by jumping over the side of the s.s. "Pateena" which was bound for Tasmania, no reason is assigned for the rash act.18
  • 29 Apr 1899, A saloon passenger named Elcote was missed on the arrival of the steamer Pateena at Launceston, from Melbourne. A letter found amongst Elcote's effects shows that he was-worried, and contemplated suicide.19
  • 13 May 1899, Many of our readers will remember Mr R.T Elcoate formally Assistant Master of Hokitika State School and they will learn of deep regret of his sad death. A Launceston Telegram in the Zeehan and Dundas Herald dated April 23rd -"Robert Teasdale Elcoate a middle aged Man who was a saloon passenger on the Steamer Pateena from Melbourne was missing fro his cabin yesterday morning. Search was made and on the railing at the stern of the steamer was found an overcoat and an ordinary Coat together. In the cabin was found a Hat and a small Hand-Bag which was his only luggage also a letter Stamped and addressed G. Stearnes , Civil Engineer, Northcoate, Victoria. In the letter was the key for the bag. On arrival of the steamer in Launceston the letter was opened and said he contemplated suicide. He concluded by asking that God might forgive him and have Mercy on his wife and family. So far as his friends here know Mr Elcoate had not again married and it is conjectured his mind had become unhinged.20

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), teacher record book.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jul 1880, p1.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Oct 1889, p1.
  6. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 240 001.
  7. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Outwards Letter Books 1883-May 1917 (796-P0-541).
  8. [S191] Unknown author, Beaconsfield Upper School Anniversary, listed as Robert Alcoate.
  9. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  10. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/17373132/person/…
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Launceston Examiner, 24 Apr 1899, p5.
  12. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 909; VPRS 28/P2, unit 512; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 289.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - West Coast Times (NZ), 6 Dec 1889, p2.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times, 23 Oct 1896, p3.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 10 May 1898, p1.
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 14 Sep 1898, p2.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Apr 1899, p5.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 26 Apr 1899, p2.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Australian Town and Country Journal, 29 Apr 1899, p14.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - West Coast Times (NZ), 13 May 1899, p2.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

Henrietta West

F, #7789, b. 14 Jul 1870, d. 1946
Father*James West b. 1830, d. 21 Apr 1905
Mother*Rosanna O'Hara d. 1917
Birth*14 Jul 1870 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B14982 [par James WEST & Roseann O'HARA].1,2 
Occupation*1899 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 11077.1 
Death*1946 Coburg, VIC, Australia, #D8554 (Age 76) [par James WEST & Rosanna O'HARA] - as WEST.3 

Citations

  1. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth IRELAND."
Last Edited7 Oct 2018

Mary Eliza Riddell

F, #7790, b. 30 Sep 1871, d. 5 Aug 1954
Probate (Will)* Mary E Reilly. Widow. Hawthorn. 05 Aug 1954. 482/126.1 
Married NameReilly. 
Birth*30 Sep 1871 Kirkstall, VIC, Australia, #B24066 [par James RIDDELL & Jane URQUHART].2 
Occupation*bt 1906 - 1908 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 11737.3 
Marriage*1913 Spouse: Patrick John Reilly. VIC, Australia, #M4424.4
 
Widow4 Oct 1924Mary Eliza Riddell became a widow upon the death of her husband Patrick John Reilly.5 
Death*5 Aug 1954 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D8460 (Age 82) [par James RIDDELL & Jane URQUHART].5 
Death-Notice7 Aug 1954REILLY, Mary. - On August 5, at private hospital. (Interment at Koroit.)6 
Death-Notice*9 Aug 1954REILLY, Mary. -On August 5, after long illness, widow of the late Pat Reilly, sister of Christina Grimshaw, Ashburton.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1917Warragul, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Patrick John Reilly.8,9

Grave

  • Tower Hill Cemetery, Koroit, VIC, Australia, Wife of late P. J. of Warragul10

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 826; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 60.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Aug 1954, p19.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Aug 1954, p11.
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  10. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of SW Cemetery Index (disk),.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

Edith Miriam Blessley

F, #7791, b. 1883, d. 1966
Married NameKendell. 
Married NameJenkins.1 
Birth*1883 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B25796.2 
Occupation*1908 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 14687.3 
Marriage*1914 Spouse: Johnstone Clyde Jenkins. VIC, Australia, #M3609.1
 
Widow20 Jan 1926Edith Miriam Blessley became a widow upon the death of her husband Johnstone Clyde Jenkins.4 
Marriage*1939 Spouse: Archibald Ernest Kendell. VIC, Australia, #M4988.5
 
Widow1960Edith Miriam Blessley became a widow upon the death of her husband Archibald Ernest Kendell.6 
Death*1966 Officer, VIC, Australia, #D687 (Age 82) - as KENDELL [par William BLESSLEY & Sophia Annie RICKARDS].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Clydebank, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.7
1919Clydebank, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Johnstone Clyde Jenkins.8

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA."
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

Mary Ann West

F, #7793, b. 17 May 1872, d. 5 Oct 1951
Father*James West1 b. 1830, d. 21 Apr 1905
Mother*Rosanna O'Hara1 d. 1917
Probate (Will)* 442/265. Mary A WEST Date of grant: 14 Nov 1951; Date of death: 05 Oct 1951; Occupation: Spinster; Residence: Brunswick.2 
Birth*17 May 1872 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B8276 [par James WEST & Rosanna O'Hara]
Father born County Down, mother born Galway, Ireland.3,4,5 
Occupation*bt 1908 - 1909 Teacher No 12730. Appointed HT from 1 Sep 1908. Inspections: 21 Oct 1908 (H Dear): Has been in charge only 6 weeks. She shows good interest in her work. 70 F. Good
26 May 1909 (H Trend): An evangelic and painstaking teacher. Has her classes well under control. School examined under unfavourable circumstances this year - only 7 months have elapsed since last examination and during this time the teacher was on leave one month. Is doing good work. 83. Good
Fifth class from 13 Aug 1909 - Nominated to R.T. Transferred 31 Aug 1909.6 
Residence*1917 10 Duckett Street, Brunswick, VIC, Australia, Mary Ann West was living with her sister Henrietta for many years in the parental home.7 
Death*5 Oct 1951 Coburg, VIC, Australia, #D11981 (Age 79) [par James WEST & Rosanna O'Hara].4 
Death-Notice*6 Oct 1951WEST.—On October 5, at the residence of her nephew, 8 Craigrossie-avenue, Coburg, Mary Ann, youngest daughter of the late John and Rosanna, loved sister of Harriett (Mrs. Wustemann, deceased), Alfred (deceased) and Henrietta (deceased), loving aunt of Annie (Mrs. Nutt, deceased), and Louis Wustemann, aged 79 years. Asleep in Jesus.
WEST.—The Funeral of the late Miss MARY ANN WEST will leave her nephew's residence, 8 Craigrossie-avenue Coburg on MONDAY after a service at 1.30 p.m., for the Melbourne Cemetery. J FERGUSON and SONS.8 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, debraannjohnston.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P4 unit 199, item 442/265
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 1540, item 442/265.
  3. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, parents information by debraannjohnston.
  6. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books.
  7. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 6 Oct 1951, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205325109
Last Edited7 Oct 2018

Annie Noreen Cullen

F, #7794
Birth* Ireland. 
Occupation*1910 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 15218.1 

Citations

  1. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

Alfred Arthur Homes

M, #7795, b. 21 Dec 1889, d. 14 Aug 1972
Birth*21 Dec 1889 South Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #B3351/1890 [par Alfred Arthur HOMES & Emma HARCOMBE].1,2 
Occupation*bt 1915 - 1916 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School No 15823.3 
Marriage*1923 Spouse: Doris Boyce. VIC, Australia, #M10019.2
 
Death*14 Aug 1972 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D18878 (Age 83) [par Alfred Arthur HOMES & Emma HARCOMBE].4,5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1915Cotswold, Carisbrook, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: school teacher.6
19177 Gladstone Street, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: S. S. teacher.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Mar 1912, Mr Alfred Homes, son of Mr H Homes, of Dandenong, has successfully completed his course of studies of the Education department, and has obtained his certificate as a trained teacher. In addition Mr Homes has obtained numerous certificates for special subjects, and passed through his examinations in a brilliant manner. He is now in charge of the Wood Wood School.8
  • 23 Jun 1915, Mr A. Holmes has been appointed head teacher of the Upper Beaconsfield State school.9
  • 22 Sep 1916, Death of mother: HOMES.—On the 20th September (suddenly), at Geelong Hospital, whilst on holiday, Emma, the beloved wife of Alfred Arthur Homes, of 7 Gladstone street, Kew, and formerly of Dandenong; loving mother of Alfred, Alma, Bertram, Harold, Norman, and Sydney Homes.10
  • 9 Sep 1946, Death of father: HOMES.—On September 7, at 50 Harp-road, Kew, Alfred Arthur, loving father and father-in-law of Alfred Arthur (Junior) and Doris, and beloved grandfather of Norma and Boyce. At rest.
    HOMES.—On September 7, at his residence, 50 Harp-road, East Kew, Alfred Arthur, beloved husband of Louisa Mary, late of Dandenong. At rest.11

Citations

  1. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information
    Birthdate from this record.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S199] Series: VPRS13718 PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Collingwood."
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, death date ancestry.
  6. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  7. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917 "living with parents."
  8. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic. : 1877 - 1920; 1926 - 1927), Thu 21 Mar 1912, p3.
  9. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), Wed 23 Jun 1915, p2."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 22 Sep 1916, p1.
  11. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Mon 9 Sep 1946, p11.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

Naomi Frances Robinson

F, #7796, b. 1893, d. 1981
Birth*1893 Kewell, VIC, Australia, #B23826 [dau of Wilfred ROBINSON & Annie Frances RYAN].1 
Occupation*1916 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 17400.2 
Death*1981 Hall, VIC, Australia, #D28931 (Age 88) [dau of Wilfred ROBINSON & Anne].3 

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

Alan Stewart Searle

M, #7797, b. 1904, d. 1980
Birth*1904 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #B2418 [son of Ernest William SEARLE & Jane STEWART].1 
Occupation*bt 1927 - 1930 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 22744.2 
Marriage* Spouse: Florence Daisy Rees.
 
Death*1980 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D00245 (age 76) [son of Ernest William SEARLE & Jane].3 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
Last Edited7 Nov 2018

William Flanagan

M, #7798, b. 7 Apr 1902, d. 26 Mar 1979
Probate (Will)* 859/660. William FLANAGAN Date of grant: 11 Jul 1979; Date of death: 26 Mar 1979; Occupation: Rtd; Residence: Melbourne.1 
Note1890 Mother Cecilia Moore was a teacher, Teacher record number 12376. 
Birth*7 Apr 1902 Moe, VIC, Australia, #B12380/1902 [par William FLANAGAN & Cecilia MOORE].2 
Note18 Sep 1903 Cecilia Flanagan was admitted to Kew. Patient Number 8999. She was charged 15/- per week. She died on 29 Sep 1904. Her inquest: 1904/955. Cecilia FLANAGAN Cause of death: Basal meningitis; Location of inquest: Kew Asylum; Date of inquest: 30 Sep 1904. Cecilia died of basal meningitis and entero fever (typhoid). Cecilia had been admitted because she was suffering from melancholia.3 
Note*29 Sep 1904 Death of mother at Kew.4,5 
Note1905 Father married Annie O'Sullivan #M906/1905.2 
Note1906 Birth of sister: #B671/1906 FLANAGAN Lillias Ann, born Benalla.2 
Note1907 Birth of brother: #B8018/1907 FLANAGAN Denis Jno, born Benalla.2 
Occupation*bt 1930 - 1938 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 21142.6 
Milit-Beg*24 Feb 1943William Flanagan began military service on 24 Feb 1943 at Royal Park, VIC, Australia, Australian Army V507221 - Next of Kin FLANAGAN, DENIS - Discharge 9 Apr 1946 Rank Private - Posting at Discharge 109 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION.7 
Death*26 Mar 1979 Elsternwick, VIC, Australia, #D7148/1979 (Age 77) [par William FLANAGAN & Cecilia].2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1936St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: school master.8,9,10

Grave

  • Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, FLANAGAN footplate Cecilia FLANAGAN nee MOORE died 29 Sep 1904 age 29 yrs. for some years a teacher of the Victorian Education Department later the wife of William FLANAGAN who died 5 Aug 1909 and was buried in Benalla cemetery and her son William FLANAGAN died 26 Mar 1979 age 77 yrs.11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 30 Jan 1897, Marriage of parents: FLANAGAN— MOORE.— On the 27th January, at the Roman Catholic Church, Carisbrook, by the Rev. Father Daly, William Thomas Flanagan, of Smeaton, to Cecilia, youngest daughter of George and Elizabeth Moore, of Carisbrook, late of St. Arnaud.12
  • 6 Aug 1909, Death of father: FLANAGAN.—On August 5th, at Five Alls hotel, Benalla, William, dearly beloved husband of Annie Flanagan, aged 40.
    Funerals. FLANAGAN.—The friends of the late WM. FLANAGAN are invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Benalla Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence, Five Alls Hotel, at 2 p.m. TOMORROW (Saturday).
    L. HANLON, Undertaker.13
  • 13 Nov 1909, NEW INSOLVENTS. Estate of William Flanagan, late of Five Ales Hotel, Benalla, licensed victualler, deceased. Causes of insolvency-Illness of the deceased (who was unable to attend to the business of the hotel in an efficient manner for over two years preceding his death) and pressure of creditors. Liabilities, £510/5/11; assets, £103/146; deficiency £346/6/5.
    T. S.Moore, assignee.14
  • 29 Sep 1944, Death of stepmother: FLANAGAN.–On September 28, at her home, 39 Robb st., Essendon, Anne Maria, widow of the late William Flanagan, of Benalla, loved mother of William, Lillias (Mrs. G. Delahunty), and Denis. –Requiescat in pace.
    FLANAGAN.–Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mrs. ANNE MARIA FLANAGAN will be celebrated at St. Monica's Church, Mt. Alexander road, Moonee Ponds, TOMORROW (Saturday), at 7 a.m. The Funeral will leave the church at a quarter to 10 for the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. ALFRED ALLISON, Clifton Hill. JW1708.15,16

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P5 unit 35, item 859/660
    VPRS 28/ P9 unit 184, item 859/660.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/ P0 unit 780, item 1904/955.
  4. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "gravestone inscription."
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D12852/1904 Cecilia Flanagan (Age 31) [par unknown]."
  6. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  7. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Australian Army V507221
    Date of Birth 7 Apr 1902 Place of Birth MEL, VIC
    Date of Enlistment 24 Feb 1943
    Locality on Enlistment SOUTH MELB, VIC
    Place of Enlistment ROYAL PARK, VIC
    Next of Kin FLANAGAN, DENIS
    Date of Discharge 9 Apr 1946 Rank Private
    Posting at Discharge 109 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION.
  8. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  9. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  10. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  11. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "buried with parents."
  12. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 30 Jan 1897, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article193693089
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Benalla Standard (Vic. : 1901 - 1925), Fri 6 Aug 1909, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155345418
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 13 Nov 1909, p19
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10747312
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 29 Sep 1944, p2 + p14
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11363142
  16. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D10151/1944 FLANAGAN Anne Maria [par SULLIVAN Denis & Ann EARLY] Place of birth EUROA Place of death ESSENDON Age 73."
Last Edited5 Oct 2018

Allison Derrick Chapple

M, #7799, b. 1908, d. 20 Jan 2010
Father*John Thomas Chapple b. 1869, d. 1954
Mother*Kate Derrick b. 1879, d. 1953
Birth*1908 Rupanyup, VIC, Australia, #B22385 [par John Thomas CHAPPLE & Kate DERRICK].1 
Occupation*bt 1938 - 1941 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 25211.2 
Military*26 Feb 1943Enlisted for military service: Puckapunyal, VIC, Australia, Australian Army - Service Number VX123527 (V23996) - Next of Kin CHAPPLE, JOHN - Discharge 18 Dec 1945 - Rank Sergeant - Posting at Discharge 1 AUST ORD VEHICLE PARK.3 
Marriage*1946 Spouse: Margaret Hope Spicer. VIC, Australia, #M6630.4
 
Death*20 Jan 2010 VIC, Australia.5 
Death-Notice*22 Jan 2010CHAPPLE. - Derrick. Passed away January 20, 2010, aged 101. Son of John and Kate Chapple, brother of Beryl, Dorothy and Lesley, brother-in-law of Russell Collyer (all dec.) Loved husband of Marge (dec.), father of Shirley (Hope) and Pat (Gouin). Father-in-law of Robin (dec.) and Kelvin. Grandfather of Cindy, Darren, Phillip, Barry, Justin, Warren, Brendan and partners. Great grandfather of 7.
CHAPPLE. - Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service for Mr Derrick Chapple to be held at the East Geelong Uniting Church, Ormond Road (cnr Boundary Road), East Geelong on MONDAY (January 25) at 1.30 p. m. followed by Burial at the Eastern Cemetery (new Boundary Rd entrance).5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1936 - 1942Peel Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher (with parents and sisters).6,7,8

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, CHAPPLE, ALLISON DERRICK
    Service Australian Army
    Service Number VX123527 (V23996)
    Date of Birth 21 Jun 1908
    Place of Birth RUPANYUP, VIC
    Date of Enlistment 26 Feb 1943
    Locality on Enlistment BERWICK, VIC
    Place of Enlistment PUCKAPUNYAL, VIC
    Next of Kin CHAPPLE, JOHN
    Date of Discharge 18 Dec 1945
    Rank Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge 1 AUST ORD VEHICLE PARK
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
    Prisoner of War No.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "22 Jan 2010 - viewed online 25 Jun 2013."
  6. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  7. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  8. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
Last Edited4 Nov 2018

Sidney Herbert Wickens

M, #7800, b. 1888, d. 2 Nov 1950
Birth*1888 Romsey, VIC, Australia, #B24221 [par George Frederick WICKENS & Agnes Montgomery McLEAN].1 
Marriage*27 Dec 1926 Spouse: Sarah Jane Matson. Presbyterian Church, Kyneton, VIC, Australia.2
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Feb 1927WICKENS-KEARNEY. —On the 27th December, at the Presbyterian Church, Kyneton, by the Rev. A. Heathcote Fletcher, Sidney Herbert, son of the late Dr. George F. Wickens, of Carlton, to Janie, widow of the late James Kearney, of Ninyeunook.2 
Occupation*bt 1942 - 1944 Head teacher at Upper Beaconsfield School - teacher number 15403.3 
Death*2 Nov 1950 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #D12372 (Age 62) [par George Frederick WICKENS & Agnes McLEAN].4 
Death-Notice*3 Nov 1950WICKENS.—On November 2, at his home, 9 West Station street, Box Hill, Sidney Herbert, beloved husband of Jane, and loving stepfather of Lex, Rita, and Edna (deceased).
WICKENS.—The Funeral of the late SIDNEY HERBERT WICKENS will leave Le Pines funeral chapel, 6 Rutland road, Box Hill, THIS DAY, after a service commencing at 1.45 p.m. for the Box Hill Cemetery.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher.6
1949Station Street, Box Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Sarah Jane Wickens.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 13 May 1942, PUBLIC NOTICES.
    Thanks. Mr. S. H. Wickens, head-teacher of the Beaconsfield Upper State School, wishes to thank all those who so kindly helped to make the bazaar, held in-aid of the Empire Week Appeal for the S.S. War Relief Fund, such a splendid success. Receipts totalled £7/13/3.8
  • 11 Jun 1942, KEARNEY.-On June 10, Edna Jean, dearly loved daughter and step-daughter of Jane and Sidney Wickens, 9 West Station Street, Box Hill, loving sister of Rita and Lex (Darwin), aged 22 years.9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Feb 1927, p1.
  3. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 13719/P1 Index to Teacher Record Books - see VPRS 13718 on microfilm at the PROV for more detailed information.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 3 Nov 1950, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23026194
  6. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  7. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "Sarah Jane's address as 9 West Station Street."
  8. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 13 May 1942, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article215708772."
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 11 Jun 1942, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11980608
Last Edited20 Jun 2019
 

NOTE

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