George Ernest Mather

M, #8027, b. 1844, d. 19 Feb 1914
Birth*1844 St Clement, Toxteth, Lancashire, England, George Ernest Mather Baptism 3 Jan 1845 [par John Philips MATHER & Elizabeth].1 
Marriage*18 Aug 1869 Spouse: Mary Ann Titmus. Launceston, TAS, Australia.2
 
Land-UBeac*28 Dec 1906 GEM-D-14 (part).D-15. Transfer from Josiah Andrew Geer to George Ernest Mather. 30a 3r 17 8/10p.3 
Land-Note*9 Dec 1907 GEM-C-72.79: Mortgagee: George Ernest Mather. Discharged 2 Apr 1909. Mortgagor was Egbert Charles Tyler.4 
Land-UBeac*1 Aug 1910 GEM-D-14 (part).D-15. Transfer from George Ernest Mather to Moncrieff Beith. 30a 3r 17 8/10p.5 
Death*19 Feb 1914 SA, Australia. 
Death-Notice*20 Feb 1914MATHER,-On the 19th February, at New Hamburg, near Strathalbyn (suddenly), George Ernest Mather, aged 69 years.6 
Probate (Will)*14 Sep 1914 135/350. Farmer. South Australia. He had assets in Victoria and also in England at the time of his death.7,8 

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Liverpool, England, Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Reference Number: 283 CLE/2/1.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, owner PamelaAndre79.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 + C/T 2991-132 - George Ernest Mather of Strathalbyn South Australia Gentleman from Josiah Geer.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1625-865 + C/T 2638-568 - discharged 2 Apr 1909 - Mortgage No 256773.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 + C/T 2991-132 - Moncrieff Stenhouse of Cliffe House Union Road Surrey Hills Widow.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Register (Adelaide), 20 Feb 1914, p6.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  8. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
Last Edited16 Mar 2016

James William Goff Claydon

M, #8029, b. 1876, d. 8 Apr 1941
Probate (Will)* James W G Claydon. Boot Merchant. Malvern. 08 Apr 1941. 327/529.1 
Birth*1876 Melbourne, VIC, Australia.2 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Martha Ann Barnes. VIC, Australia, #M2674.3
 
Land-UBeac*2 Sep 1920 PAK-68 (part), 59 St Georges Road. Transfer from Kate Amelia Croker to James William Goff Claydon. 3a 0r 29p.4 
Note1925 James William Goff CLAYDON (Malvern) - Moorabbin Councillor? (7.9.1925 - 15.8.1927).5 
Widower15 Jun 1935He became a widower upon the death of his wife Martha Ann Barnes.6 
Land-Note*1941 Property rated NAV £16 House.7 
Death*8 Apr 1941 Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia, #D3419 (Age 65) [par James William CLAYDON & Annie Keating GOFF].2 
Death-Notice*9 Apr 1941CLAYDON.—On April 8, James William G Claydon, of 97 Glenferrie road, Malvern, dearly beloved husband of the late Martha and loving father of Linda, Royce and Mabel (deceased), aged 65 years.
CLAYDON. The Friends of the late Mr. JAMES WILLIAM G CLAYDON are informed that his remains will be interred in the Old Cheltenham Cemetery (Charman road).8 
Land-UBeac*19 Mar 1942 PAK-68 (part) - now 59 St Georges Road. Transfer from James William Goff Claydon to Colin Wright. 3a 0r 29p.9 

Grave

  • 89*76P*O, Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, H: In loving memory / - of - / Martha Ann CLAYDON, / beloved wife of / James, / died 15th June 1935. / also / their daughter / Mabel, / died 9th June 1930. / also / the above / James. / a loving husband and father / died 8th April 1941. / also / their daughter / Linda / died 25th August 1989.5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.10

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3571; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1155.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Kate Amelia Croker to James William Goff Claydon of Edsall Street Malvern Boot Merchant - C/T 4392-348.
  5. [S49] Index of burials in the cemetery of Cheltenham,.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "indexed as CLAYTON."
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 increased to £26 when it was sold to Colin Wright - already had a house on it.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Apr 1941, p4.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4392-348 - Estate of James William Goff Claydon to Colin Wright of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  10. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
Last Edited23 Jan 2019

Martha Ann Barnes

F, #8030, b. 1877, d. 15 Jun 1935
Probate (Will)* Martha A Claydon. Married. Mentone. 15 Jun 1935. 272/144.1 
Married NameClaydon. 
Birth*1877 Melbourne, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: James William Goff Claydon. VIC, Australia, #M2674.2
 
Death*15 Jun 1935 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D5130 (Age 59) [par Robert BARNES & Mary WATERSTRONG].3 
Death-Notice*17 Jun 1935CLAYDON. On the 15th June at private hospital, Cheltenham, Martha Ann, the dearly beloved wife of James William G Claydon of 136 Charman road, Mentone, and loving mother of Linda, Royce, and Mabel (deceased) aged 58 years.
CLAYDON (Barnes).-On the 15th June, Cis, the beloved eldest daughter of the late Robert and Mary Barnes, much-loved sister of Robert, Major Matthew, Hannah, Mable, and Herbert. Peacefully sleeping. A noble character. Self-sacrificing wife and mother. (Inserted by her loved brothers and sisters)
CLAYDON (Barnes) -On the 15th June. A tribute to the memory of my much beloved niece, Cis. Lay her in the earth and from her fair and unpolluted flesh may violets spring! (S. Waterstrom).4 

Grave

  • 89*76P*O, Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, H: In loving memory / - of - / Martha Ann CLAYDON, / beloved wife of / James, / died 15th June 1935. / also / their daughter / Mabel, / died 9th June 1930. / also / the above / James. / a loving husband and father / died 8th April 1941. / also / their daughter / Linda / died 25th August 1989.5

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2708; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 954.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "indexed as CLAYTON."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1935, p1.
  5. [S49] Index of burials in the cemetery of Cheltenham,.
Last Edited2 Oct 2015

John Waterhouse Eggleston

M, #8034, b. 1847, d. 17 Oct 1912
Birth*1847 Hobart, TAS, Australia.1 
Marriage*17 Dec 1874 Spouse: Emily Overend. Wesleyan Church, Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #M3989.2
 
Marriage-Notice*18 Dec 1874EGGLESTON–OVEREND.— On the 17th inst., at the Wesleyan Church, Brunswick, by the father of the bridegroom, John Waterhouse Eggleston, solicitor, Brunswick, son of the Rev. John Eggleston, Wesleyan minister, Clunes, to Emily, eldest daughter of Best Overend, J.P., contractor, Parkside villa. Brunswick.3 
Widower20 Nov 1884John Waterhouse Eggleston became a widower upon the death of his wife Emily Overend.2 
Marriage*20 Dec 1887 Spouse: Ada Emily Rothwell Crouch. Euston, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M6229.2
 
Land-UBeac*28 Dec 1887 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 36). Transfer from John Wilks to John Waterhouse Eggleston. Balance 6a 2r 3p.4 
Marriage-Notice*4 Jan 1888EGGLESTON —CROUCH. —On the 20th ult., at Euston, St. Kilda, by the Rev. John Harcourt, assisted by the Rev. Chas. Lancaster, John Waterhouse Eggleston to Ada Emily Rothwell, eldest daughter of T. J. Crouch. No cards.5 
Land-Note27 Mar 1897 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 36 part): Edwin Tredale Watkin, Edward Whitehead, and William Rawlings Bennetts the present registered trustees of the Australian Wesleyan Supernumerary Ministers and Ministers Widows - Fund Trust registered Folium 95 in the Register of Successory Trusts - discharged 6 Mar 1912.6 
Land-Note9 Mar 1899 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 36 part): Mortgagee: Frederic William Eggleston and John Bakewell Eggleston - discharged 8 Jun 1904. Mortgagor was John Waterhouse Eggleston.7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac14 Sep 1905 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Mary Emma Bloor Crouch to Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston.8 
Land-Note14 Sep 1905 Memo No 35007. Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executors to which probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch (who died on the 12th October 1904) was granted on the 30th December 1904.9 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeaca 14 Sep 1905 PAK-116. Transfer from Mary Emma Bloor Crouch to Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston. 19a 3r 24p - proprietors as executor of probate of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch.9 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Jan 1906 PAK-116 (part). Transfer from Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston to Shire of Berwick. Transfer as to part (small south eastern corner.)10 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac3 Sep 1912 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lot 11). Transfer from Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston to George Wilson Martin.11 
Death*17 Oct 1912 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D14991 (Age 65) [par John EGGLESTON & Eliza BROULTON].1 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac18 Oct 1912 PAK-116 (part). Transfer from Ernest William Marston Crouch John Waterhouse Eggleston to Richard Gardiner Casey. 19a 1r 38p.12 
Death-Notice*26 Oct 1912EGGLESTON-On the 17th October, at his residence, 36 Manning-road, East Malvern, John W. Eggleston, beloved husband of Ada Eggleston, aged 65 years.13 
Land-Note*12 Feb 1913 John Waterhouse Eggleston died the 17th day of October 1912. On the 26th November 1912 probate of the will and codicil of the said John Waterhouse Eggleston was granted to The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd of Queen Street Melbourne and Ada Emily Rothwell Eggleston of Manning Road East Malvern Widow.14 
Land-UBeac*12 Feb 1913 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 36 part). Transfer from John Waterhouse Eggleston to Frederick John Cato. 6a 3r 23p.15 

Family

Emily Overend b. 1856, d. 20 Nov 1884
Children 1.Frederick William Eggleston b. 1875
 2.John Bakewell Eggleston b. 1877

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jan 1882, MR JOHN W EGGLESTON, solicitor and conveyancer, has REMOVED to No 60 Collins-st west, Melbourne, opposite the Bank of Australasia.16

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Dec 1874, p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1515-992 - John Waterhouse Eggleston of Chapel Street St Kilda Solicitor - C/T 1977-211.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Jan 1888, p1.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1977-211 - Mortgage No 176528 - Edwin Tredale Watkin, Edward Whitehead, and William Rawlings Bennetts the present registered trustees of the Australian Wesleyan Supernumerary Ministers and Ministers Widows - Fund Trust registered Folium 95 in the Register of Successory Trusts - discharged 6 Mar 1912.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1977-211 - Mortgage No 189850 - Frederic William Eggleston and John Bakewell Eggleston - discharged 8 Jun 1904.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932 - Memo No 35007 - Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor as executors to whom probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch has been granted on 30 Dec 1904.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-980 - Memo No 35007. Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect and John Waterhouse Eggleston of Bank Place Melbourne Solicitor are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executors to which probate of the will of Mary Emma Bloore Crouch (who died on the 12th October 1904) was granted on the 30th December 1904.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-980 - The President Councillors and Ratepayers of the Shire of Berwick - C/T 3103-535.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2210-932 - George Wilson Martin of Cromwell Buildings Bourke Street Melbourne Agent.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1775-980 - Richard Gardiner Casey of Shipley House Caroline Street South Yarra Esquire - C/T 3643-430.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Oct 1912, p13.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1977-211 - John Waterhouse Eggleston died the 17th day of October 1912. On the 26th November 1912 probate of the will and codicil of the said John Waterhouse Eggleston was granted to The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd of Queen Street Melbourne and Ada Emily Rothwell Eggleston of Manning Road East Malvern Widow.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1977-211 - Frederick John Cato of Brunswick Street Fitzroy Merchant - C/T 3673-408.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jan 1882, p7.
Last Edited10 Jun 2016

Frederick William Eggleston

M, #8036, b. 1875
Father*John Waterhouse Eggleston b. 1847, d. 17 Oct 1912
Mother*Emily Overend b. 1856, d. 20 Nov 1884
Birth*1875 Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #B21414.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited9 Apr 2016

John Bakewell Eggleston

M, #8037, b. 1877
Father*John Waterhouse Eggleston b. 1847, d. 17 Oct 1912
Mother*Emily Overend b. 1856, d. 20 Nov 1884
Birth*1877 Brunswick, VIC, Australia, #B7043.1 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
Last Edited9 Apr 2016
 

NOTE

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