William McMillan

M, #8283, b. 14 Nov 1850, d. 21 Dec 1926
Sir William McMillan
(1850-1926)
Birth*14 Nov 1850 Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland.1 
Marriage*8 Mar 1878 Spouse: Ada Charlotte Graham. Wesleyan Church, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #M437.2,3
 
Land-UBeac*b 1879William McMillan selected land from the Crown. PAK-198. 19a 3r 18p - Land File 610/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 4996 on 24 Jan 1879. Upset £1/ac valued £68 18s. Selected by W. McMILLAN.4,5 
Divorce*Mar 1891 
Note*29 Aug 1892 Married Helen Maria Gibson (1863-1939) on 29 Aug 1892 in Glasgow. Two daughters Marian Jocelyn McMillan (1894-1949) and Helen Rosamond McMillan (1895-1921.)6 
Land-Note*1911 NAV 3 in 1911 William McMillan Sydney
NAV 3 in 1913 Sir William McMullan Sydney.7 
Land-UBeac*22 Jul 1913 PAK-198. Transfer from William McMillan to Arthur George Nicholls. 19a 3r 18p.8 
Death*21 Dec 1926 Bellevue Hill, Sydney, NSW, Australia.1 
Death-Notice*22 Dec 1926McMILLAN.-December 21, 1926, at his residence, Althorn, 281 Edgecliff-road, Woollahra, William McMillan, K.C.M.G.9 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Feb 1879, MCMILLAN, William. Pakenham Gazetted. Licenses under Land Act Cancelled or Declared Void10
  • 11 Mar 1891, ANOTHER DIVORCE CASE AT SYDNEY.
    Last week the Hon. William M'Millan obtained a divorce from his wife, who was formerly Miss Graham, of Ballarat, on the grounds of adultery with Brian Darley and Kenneth Stuart. The case was heard before Mr Justice Windeyer, who granted a decree nisi. The peculiar feature about the affair is that it only leaked out accidentally and no information whatever can be obtained from the officials of the court, who appear to have been bound down to secrecy. There is considerable feeling over the matter in public. circles.—Telegraph.11
  • 3 Sep 1891, The M'Millan Divorce Suit. OPPOSITION TO THE DECREE ABSOLUTE.
    Before Mr. Justice Windeyer, sitting in Divorce Jurisdiction to-day, the matter of M'Millan versus M'Millan came on for hearing.
    The suit was one in which Mr. William M'Millan, ex-Colonial Treasurer, sought to obtain a dissolution of his marriage with his wife, Ada Charlotte M'Millan, on the ground of her adultery with Brian Darley and Kenneth Stuart.
    Mr. Ralston, on behalf of the petitioner, moved to make absolute the decree nisi granted on February 26. He quoted from the authorities to show that everything required by law had been done to entitle the petitioner to the decree absolute, and he argued that no affidavits having been filed in opposition the Court could not allow any one to come into the court at the last moment in opposition to the decree absolute.
    Mr. Norton : Does the learned gentleman contend that I have no locus standi ?
    His Honor: Yes, that is what it amounts to.
    Mr. Norton, who appeared in person to oppose the motion, conteaded that he having been served with an affidavit from the petitioner's solicitors was sufficient to give him a locus standi. He h ad been refused access to the petition and the evidence taken at the trial.
    His Honor : What interest have you in this case ? Are you connected to Mrs. M'Millan ?
    Mr. Norton : No, I am not connected to the lady, but as one of the third party, the public, I had a right to come in and intervene.
    His Honor : What are you : Mr. Norton said he was a journalist, and his action now in the matter was the sequence to some reference made in his paper. He had been refused leave to enter an appearance. He thought he had put sufficient before his Honor to justify him in suspending his final decision in the matter. He was quite prepared to show that at the time the case was heard the respondent was in Sydney, and was hiding away in a
    garret.
    His Honor : I won't allow you to make any statements unless on affidavit.
    Mr. Norton (continuing) trusted that if he was irregularly before the Court his Honor would consent to a suspension of the matter, so as to allow him to place himself regularly before the Court. He argued that his position in the matter was identical with the position of the Queen's Proctor, and he was justified in intervening. He contended the decree was obtained contrary to the justice of the case, and was prepared to bring evidence in support of his contention. He hoped the matter would be adjourned, in order to allow him to bring before the Court certain material that had not been placed before the Court when the decree was granted. Had he been allowed to see the petition there may not have been any intervention now, but when he made application to the officers in divorce to peruse the papers in the case, he was informed they were not filed, consequently he was debarred from working up his case. He held that having entered an appearance, and paid the customary fee, he was entitled to see all the papers in connection with the case.
    His Honor: What have you to say to costs supposing this matter is decided against you ?
    Mr. Norton submitted he could not be condemned in costs, and he quoted the ruling of the Judge Ordinary in the case of Vivian v. Vivian and the Marquis of Waterford to support his argument. He applied to his Honor to facilitate him in coming before the Court in an absolutely regular way.
    His Honor in giving judgment intimated that after the decree nisi had been granted the intervener applied to the officers of the court to be allowed to see the papers in the case, and the officers, in pursuance of instructions from his Honor, in accordance with the practice in the court for years, refused to allow him to see the papers, he being no party in the case. The Court had control over its own proceedings, and it was not right that parties having no interest in the case should be allowed to pry into these cases, which oftentimes were of a very painful character. Having been refused leave to peruse the papers in the suit, he applied to enter an appearance, and this was conceded. Inquiries subsequently made elicited the fact that no affidavits had been served upon the opposite parties. It being quite clear that the applicant had not complied with the rules of Court, and there appearing not sufficient grounds for the application, he came to the conclusion that it should be refused. The question was — had the intervener made out any case to stop the petitioner getting his decree absolute, or whether this motion should be further delayed. In the opinion the intervener
    had made out no such case. The affidavits filed by the intervener did not disclose any facts, but simply made statements on hearsay, saying the intervener had been informed by a member of Parliament and a prominent member of the community, and this was not sufficient evidence upon which the Court could act. No affidavits had been filed giving any evidence whatever. Under those circumstances he was unable to comply with the
    application of the intervener. There was also nothing disclosed to show why this motion should be farther adjourned.
    The application of the intervener was refused. According to the law, the expense to which the intervener had unjustifiably put the petitioner to should be paid by the petitioner. He was much disposed to think that the law should be amended in this respect. The intervener had brought forward no evidence to induce him to think that this was a bona fide intervention. He directed that the affidavit be taken off the file and made an order, directing Norton not to publish any of the evidence taken in the case. He was glad to say that the daily papers had in the past exercised a wise discretion in publishing the details of the Divorce Court, which were in many cases of a distressing and disgusting character. He therefore made the decree nisi absolute, and declared the marriage dissolved with costs of the application against the co-respondent Darley.12
  • 24 Dec 1926, OBITUARY - SIR WILLIAM MCMILLAN.
    Sir Wm. McMillan, a man who for many years was a prominent figure in the public and commercial life of N.S.W., died in Sydney on Tuesday at the age of 76.
    Sir William was born at Londonderry, Ireland. His father was the Rev. Gibson McMillan, Wesleyan minister. He was educated in Dublin and London, and when 19 years of age migrated to New South Wales, in 1869. As a nephew of Mr. William M'Arthur, formerly M.L.C., New South Wales, and subsequently M.P. for Leicester in the House of Commons, he had letters of introduction to the firm of A. M'Arthur and Co., Sydney, and entered and remained in that firm's employ for nine years. He then joined the firm of M'Arthur, Sherrard, and McMillan, of Melbourne. Later he returned to Sydney, and again became connected with the firm of A. M'Arthur and Co. (predecessors of W. and A. M'Arthur, Ltd.) In politics he was a sturdy freetrader, who remained true to his principles to the end in spite of the great fiscal changes which took place in Australia with the coming of Federation. He was an honest and able man and stood for what he be lieved to be in the interests of his adopted country.
    In the general election of 1887, following the resignation of the Jennings Ministry, Sir William was elected to represent East Sydney, as a Free Trade champion. Sir William was created K.C.M.G. in 1901. Actively identifying himself with the Federal movement, he was a member of the Federal Conference in 1890, of the Federal Convention in 1891, and of the Federal Convention in 1898. He was elected member for Wentworth in the first Federal Parliament in 1901, retiring in 1903. Sir William took a keen and active interest in the British Empire League, and was president from 1913 to 1915.13

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Sir William McMillan (1850-1926), merchant and politician, was born on 14 November 1850 in Londonderry, Ireland, third son of Gibson McMillan, Wesleyan minister, and his wife Eliza, sister of Alexander McArthur. He was educated at St Stephen's Green (the Wesleyan Connexional School), Dublin, with Henry Bournes Higgins, and at Tulse Hill School in London. Although initially intended for the Bar, at 17 he went into the London office of his uncles' merchant business, W. and A. McArthur Ltd. Sent out in 1869 to join A. H. C. Macafee, a Sydney partner, he worked as traveller in New South Wales and spent several years in Melbourne in the McArthurs' Flinders Lane warehouse. At the Wesleyan Church, South Yarra, he married Ada Charlotte Graham, aged 16, on 8 March 1878. On Macafee's death in 1878 he returned to Sydney to become partner and manager of the firm's Australian operations.
On first arriving, McMillan had joined the Sydney School of Arts Debating Club where he met budding politicians like (Sir) George Reid and (Sir) Edmund Barton, developed his talent for public speaking and sharpened his already considerable knowledge of literature and economics. By the 1880s, through his lectures, articles and letters to the press, he was recognized as an authority on commercial matters and spokesman for the interests of Sydney importers. Elected president of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce in 1886, he attended in London the Congress of the Chambers of Commerce of the British Empire. As the tariff issue became important in the colony's politics he played a leading part in setting up the Free Trade Association of New South Wales, urging men of 'wealth, intelligence, and influence … to show some patriotic interest in the country to which they owe their all'.
Under pressure from the chamber and 'a large number of businessmen', he agreed to stand for East Sydney at the general election of 1887. The Bulletin dubbed him 'Patriotic MacMillion', champion of the 'calico-jimmy' interest, and cartoonist Livingstone Hopkins sketched him as the would-be rescuer, armed with a 'freetrade' blunderbuss, of a 'softgoods pup' doomed to be gobbled up by the crocodile, 'protection'. But McMillan won effortlessly, was chosen by the new Parkes ministry to move the address-in-reply, and settled into the Legislative Assembly as leader of a small Free Trade ginger group which leavened Parkes's faction followers. As such he headed a party revolt when Parkes resigned in pique in 1889 on trivial Opposition charges of corruption. After a narrow Free Trade victory at a consequent general election, Parkes was forced to reconstruct the ministry as an unequivocal Free Trade combination: McMillan became treasurer and deputy leader.
Parkes was not an easy chief to follow. His refusal to consult ministers brought cabinet dissension and several plots to unseat him in favour of McMillan or James Brunker. Though incapacitated with a broken leg, Parkes refused during the maritime strike to surrender control of the police to his deputy and after the Circular Quay 'riot' of September 1890 publicly rebuked McMillan, who 'in the unfortunate absence of my chief' had provocatively committed the government to putting down 'disorder and anarchy'. McMillan offered his resignation but the governor Lord Carrington persuaded him to withdraw and, with ruffled tempers smoothed, the treasurer remained at his post until pressure of private business forced him to resign in July 1891. In McMillan respect—even affection—for Parkes in fact ran deep.
Though, like most doctrinaire free traders, initially nervous at the possible tariff implications of Federation, McMillan became under Parkes's tutelage a keen Federationist. He was a delegate at the 1890 Australasian Federation Conference and at the 1891 National Australasian Convention where, in La Nauze's words, he 'usefully insisted on discussing practical issues'. Elected to the 1897 Australasian Federal Convention, he spoke of the financial arrangements for the future Commonwealth as an 'insoluble conundrum' and was chosen to chair the difficult finance committee. He was appointed K.C.M.G. in 1901 primarily in recognition of this work.
McMillan represented Burwood in the Legislative Assembly in 1894-98. His early hostility to Reid waned as the latter consolidated the Free Trade party and proved himself a shrewd and capable leader. Reid's radicalism and his readiness to work with the Labor Party were however not entirely to McMillan's taste and he was as much the government's 'candid critic' as its supporter. He particularly deplored Reid's attacks on the Upper House, disliked his establishment of an income tax and kept a sharp eye on all financial measures. He was either not asked, or refused, to serve in Reid's cabinets, though the two came more happily together in the first Federal parliament, to which McMillan was elected for Wentworth. In May 1901 the Free Trade members of the House of Representatives elected Reid as leader and McMillan as deputy. Reid, obliged by professional engagements to spend much time in Sydney, thought McMillan's acting leadership always 'zealous and efficient'. But McMillan's career in the Federal house was short: business cares forced his retirement in 1903, and, unexpectedly, his political career was at an end.
McMillan's business interests were wide ranging and took him on frequent visits to England. In the 1890s he was Sydney director of the National Bank of Australasia, chairman of Associated South Coast Collieries and the Metropolitan Coal Trust Co. of Sydney Ltd and a director of the limited companies, Westinghouse Brake, Phoenix Assurance and E. Rich. He lectured on public finance to the Institute of Bankers of New South Wales and, though a political opponent, was consulted by Sir George Dibbs on banking legislation during the crisis of 1893. The McArthur firm was reconstructed in 1907 and conditions for such importers worsened during and after World War I. Though McMillan's financial fortunes waned he remained interested in public affairs. He was defeated for the State seat of Willoughby in 1913, but was an active member of the British Empire League in Australia and the Proportional Representation Society of New South Wales, served for twenty years on the Council of Women's College, University of Sydney, and was in demand as a public speaker for a variety of patriotic and charitable causes. He also maintained his active membership of the New South Wales, Australian, Union and Melbourne clubs, and the Devonshire Club, London.
On 15 November 1888 McMillan had been granted a judicial separation from his wife and custody of his four children, and on 3 September 1891 a decree absolute. In Glasgow, Scotland, on 29 August 1892 he married a widow Helen Maria O'Reilly, née Gibson and granddaughter of Rev. William Boyce. She was president of the National Council of Women of New South Wales in 1918-19 and was involved in several charitable organizations. McMillan died at his home, Althorne, Woollahra, on 21 December 1926 and was buried with Wesleyan forms in the Anglican section of Waverley cemetery. A son and two daughters of his first marriage and his second wife and their two daughters survived him; Lady McMillan married Andrew Munro in 1930. McMillan's portrait by Norman Carter is at Parliament House, Canberra.
Alfred Deakin saw McMillan as the prototype of the 'thoughtful, educated businessman, narrow and cold after the manner of the Manchester School … business-like in manner and incisive in debate'. An enlightened conservative, in his public life he did his best to vindicate the uses in government of good management and probity. A handsome figure with eyes 'intensely and vividly blue', his dour exterior hid, if Lady McMillan is to be believed, 'a great love of fun … quick and ready wit and gift for repartee'. His letters to Parkes, especially those written at the time of his divorce, reveal a man of great sensitivity and inner resourcefulness.14

Citations

  1. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, A. W. Martin, 'McMillan, Sir William (1850–1926)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mcmillan-sir-william-1105/…, published first in hardcopy 1986, accessed online 13 December 2016.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Mar 1878, p1.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-429 - William McMillan of Melbourne.
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 610/49 (1880 map).
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-429 - Arthur George Nicholls of Canterbury Place Brighton Beach Gentleman.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wed 22 Dec 1926, p14.
  10. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Wed 11 Mar 1891, p2.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), Thu 3 Sep 1891, p4.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - The Land (Sydney, NSW : 1911 - 1954), Fri 24 Dec 1926, p14.
  14. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, A. W. Martin, 'McMillan, Sir William (1850–1926)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mcmillan-sir-william-1105/…, published first in hardcopy 1986, accessed online 13 December 2016.
    Select Bibliography
    A. Deakin, The Federal Story, H. Brookes ed (Melb, 1944)
    J. A. La Nauze, The Making of the Australian Constitution (Melb, 1972)
    P. Loveday et al (eds), The Emergence of the Australian Party System (Syd, 1977)
    A. W. Martin, Henry Parkes (Melb, 1980)
    Review of Reviews for Australasia, 20 July 1894
    A. W. Martin, ‘William McMillan: A merchant in politics’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 40, pt iv (Mar 1955)
    B. Nairn, ‘A note on the colonial treasurer's resignation’, Historical Studies, 13, no 49 (Oct 1967)
    Helen McMillan, Brief Record of William McMillan, K.C.M.G. (typescript, privately held)
    Henry Parkes papers (State Library of New South Wales).
Last Edited13 Dec 2016

Jeremiah Dwyer

M, #8288
Land-UBeac4 Jun 1875Jeremiah Dwyer selected land from the Crown. PAK-199. 116a 1r 36p - Land File 505/19.20
Selected by G K PARKER & J H AYLWIN on 5 Aug 1890. Originally selected by Jeremiah DWYER.1 
Land-UBeac*4 Jun 1875He selected land from the Crown. PAK-200. 58a 3r 4p - Land File 4475/19 (on 1880 map) & 4499/19.20
Originally selected by Jeremiah DWYER as 21a 2r 30p and only was the western side of the creek. Crown grant to G K PARKER & J H AYLWIN on 5 Jun 1893.2 
Land-UBeac3 Sep 1886 PAK-199. Transfer from Jeremiah Dwyer to George Knowles Parker John Howard Aylwin. 116a 1r 36p - Land File 505/19.20. Originally selected by Jeremiah DWYER, crown grant to G K PARKER & J H AYLWIN on 5 Aug 1890.1,3 
Land-UBeac*3 Sep 1886 PAK-200. Transfer from Jeremiah Dwyer to George Knowles Parker John Howard Aylwin. 58a 3r 4p - Land File 4475/19 (on 1880 map) & 4499/19.20
Originally selected by Jeremiah DWYER as 21a 2r 30p and only was the western side of the creek. Crown grant to G K PARKER & J H AYLWIN on 5 Jun 1893.2,4 

Newspaper-Articles

  • DWYER, Jeremiah. Pakenham Gazetted      
    4/6/1875      Gazette item sub title heading: Applications for Licenses under Section 19 Approved
    2 Aug 1878      Applications for Leases Approved
    22 Nov 1878      Applications for Licenses Approved
    11/07/1879      Notice of Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    8/08/1879      Applications for Licenses Approved
    19/12/1879      Notices to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    16 Jan 1880      Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    11 Jun 1880      Issue of New Leases Approved
    16 Jul 1880      Notices to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    23 Jul 1880      Issue of New Licenses
    24 Sep 1880      Applications for Licenses Approved (NNG & PAK)
    19 Nov 1880      Licenses Revoked, Cancelled or Declared Void
    31 Dec 1880      Applications for Licenses Approved (NNG & PAK)
    18/02/1881      New Licenses under Land Act Approved (NNG & PAK)
    27 Jan 1882      Applications for Leases Approved
    3 Sep 1886      Lease Transfers at Office of Titles5

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 505/19.20.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 4475/19 (on 1880 map) & 4499/19.20.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2308-536 - George Knowles Parker and John Howard Aylwin of Melbourne Marble Masons - tenants-in-common.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2440-982 - George Knowles Parker and John Howard Aylwin of Melbourne Gentlemen.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
Last Edited28 Apr 2016

Francis Maloney White

M, #8290, b. 16 Mar 1820, d. 14 Sep 1888
Probate (Will)* Francis M White. Architect. Balaclava. 14 Sep 1888. 37/832. His estate included 39a 3r 35p of land ar Beaconsfield Pakenham lots 207 + 208 (vacant land) valued at £250.1 
Place in Upper Beac* 
Birth*16 Mar 1820 Westminster, London, England.2 
Marriage*19 Oct 1848 Spouse: Emily Childers. Parish Church, St Marylebone, London, England.3
Marriage* Spouse: Harriott Brodell. Never married.
 
Death*14 Sep 1888 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D11537 (Age 68) [par John Charles WHITE].4 
Death-Notice*15 Sep 1888WHITE.—On the 14th inst., at his residence, Alfred-villa, William-street, Balaclava, Francis Maloney White, architect, aged 69 years. A colonist of 40 years.
THE Friends of the late Mr. FRANCIS MALONEY WHITE, architect, are invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, in the St. Kilda Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, Alfred-villa, William-street, Balaclava, on Monday, the 17th inst., at 3 o'clock.5 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1904 PAK-207.208. Transfer from Francis Maloney White to The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Ltd. Memo No 33510. The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 412 Collins Street Melbourne is registered proprietor of the within described land as executor to whom probate of the will of Francis Maloney White who died on the 14th September 1888 was granted on the 18th October 1888.6 

Grave

  • Baptist, Compartment B, Grave 566, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Oct 1888, Wills and Bequests. Francis Maloney White, of Balaclava, architect, by his will dated November 8, 1887, appointed The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited his executors. He appointed Harriett Broddell, guardian of his children Alfred, Harriett, Caroline Kate, Fanny, Isabella and Lillie during their minorities. He left all his furniture and effects to Harriett Broddell absolutely, together with a legacy of £1000 for her immediate use. He left all his real estate and the residue of his personal estate to his trustees upon trust, to sell the same and invest the proceeds for the benefit of Harriett Broddell during her life and then for the benefit of the children and their heirs. The house in which deceased lived is not to be sold until the youngest child is 21 years of age. The son is to get the whole of his presumptive share as soon after his father's death as possible. Real £5000 personal, £27,000 ; total, £32,600.8
  • 12 Jan 1891, FENCING, Picket and Paling, Kew.—Tenders invited. F. M. White & Son, architects, 60 Queen-st.9
  • 12 Dec 1891, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17. WM BRISBANE is instructed by the Trustees, Executors, and Agency Co Limited to OFFER for SALE, at Garraway's auction rooms, Queen's walk, corner of Collins and Swanston streets, at two o'clock, on the above date, Those two magnificent BUILDING and ORCHARD SITES, Containing 20 acres each, being Allotments 207 and 208 in Beaconsfield, Parish of Pakenham, all fenced and otherwise improved.
    For fruit and flower growing or poultry farm purposes they would be difficult to surpass, whilst for residence sites the surroundings are magnificent.
    For further particulars apply W. Brisbane, auctioneer and estate agent, 60 Queen street.10

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 464; VPRS 28/P2, unit 247; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 140.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D11537 - spouse Harriott BRODELL."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Sep 1888, p1.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-721+722 - Memo No 33510. The Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of 412 Collins Street Melbourne is registered proprietor of the within described land as executor to whom probate of the will of Francis Maloney White who died on the 14th September 1888 was granted on the 18th October 1888.
  7. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 19 Oct 1887, p7.
  9. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 12 Jan 1891, p8.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Dec 1891, p3.
Last Edited4 Feb 2019

Francis Brodie

M, #8298
Land-UBeac*1876Francis Brodie selected land from the Crown. PAK-233. 151a 2r 27p - Land File 2085/19.20. Originally selected by F. BRODIE, crown grant to T. KITCHEN on 9 Feb 1883.1 
Land-UBeac*9 Jan 1880 PAK-233. Transfer from Francis Brodie to Theophilus Kitchen. 151a 2r 27p - Land File 2085/19.20. Originally selected by F. BRODIE, crown grant to T. KITCHEN on 9 Feb 1883.2,3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Jun 1876, 2/06/1876 BRODIE, Francis. Pakenham Gazetted Applications for Licenses under Section 19 Approved
    10/01/1879 BRODIE, Francis. Pakenham Gazetted Notice to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    7/11/1879 BRODIE, Francis. Pakenham Gazetted Applications for Leases Approved
    19/12/1879 BRODIE, Francis. Pakenham Gazetted Notices to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    5/12/1879 BRODIE, Thomas [sic] to Thomas Kitchen [sic]. Pakenham Gazetted Transfers of Leaseholds -
    13 Feb 1880 p385 BRODIE, Francis. Pakenham, Victoria Gazetted Applications to Transfers Leaseholds Sanctioned - 9 Jan 1880 fee paid4,5

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 2085/19.20.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1381-160 - Theophilus Kitchen of Melbourne Soap and Candle Manufacturer.
  3. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "13 Feb 1880, p385."
  4. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
  5. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette.
Last Edited11 Mar 2016

Fanny Blackburn Burke

F, #8300, b. 1845, d. 28 Jun 1902
Married NameHookins.1 
Related* John Barker Blackbourn John Barker Blackbourn was the uncle of Fanny Blackburn Burke. 
Birth*1845 
Marriage*6 Jul 1880 Spouse: Sydney Southey Hookins. VIC, Australia, #M3370.1
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Jul 1880HOOKINS - BURKE -On the 6th inst, at the residence of the bride, by the Rev Mr Maxwell, Sidney Southey Hookins to Fanny Blackbourn Burke, niece of John B Blackbourn, Esq, Domain-street, South Yarra.2 
Land-UBeac*b 1883Fanny Blackburn Burke selected land from the Crown. PAK-239. 19a 2r 25p - Land File 1080/49.4. Crown Grant to F. B. HOOKINS on 14 Nov 1883.3,4 
Land-UBeac*7 Apr 1886 PAK-239. Transfer from Fanny Blackburn Burke to Anne Swanton Jane Swanton. 19a 2r 25p.5 
Death*28 Jun 1902 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D11583 (Age 57) [par BOURKE & Barbara FORBES].6 
Death-Notice*4 Jul 1902HOOKINS.-On the 28th June, at "Norwood," South Yarra, Fanny Blackbourn, the dearly beloved wife of Sidney Hookins. (Interred on the 30th ult.) At rest.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • BURKE, Fanny B.      Pakenham      Gazetted      20/06/1879      Applications for Licenses Approved
    2/6      BURKE, Fanny B.      Pakenham, Victoria      Gazetted      4 Jun 1880      Issue of New Licenses Approved
    3/6      BURKE, Fanny B.      Pakenham      Gazetted      3/06/1881      New Licenses under Land Act Approved
    4/6      BURKE, Fanny B.      Pakenham, Victoria      Gazetted      17 Feb 1882      Notice to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    5/6      BURKE, Fanny B.      Pakenham, Victoria      Gazetted      2 Jun 1882      Issue of New Licenses Approved8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jul 1880, p1.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3916
    1080/49 FANNY BLACKBURN HOOKINS PAKENHAM 239 19--2--25. 1879 - 1884.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1544-699 - Fanny Blackburn Hookins of South Yarra.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1544-699 - Fanny Blackburn Hookins to Anne Swanton and Jane Swanton both of Point Nepean Road Elsternwick Spinsters - C/T 1808-470.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Jul 1902, p1.
  8. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
Last Edited5 Mar 2016

John Barker Blackbourn

M, #8301, b. Dec 1811, d. 28 Oct 1901
Related* Fanny Blackburn Burke John Barker Blackbourn was the uncle of Fanny Blackburn Burke. 
Birth*Dec 1811 Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, baptism 21 Dec 1811.1 
Land-UBeac*1879John Barker Blackbourn selected land from the Crown. PAK-242. 18a 1r 36p - No Land File
Crown Grant to J. B. BLACKBOURN on 12 Oct 1880.2 
Land-UBeac*b 20 Apr 1880 PAK-241. Transfer from William Forbes to John Barker Blackbourn. 19a 2r 34p - Land File 512/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 5319 20 Apr 1880. Upset price £1/ac, valued £31 10s.      Selected by late W. FORBES. Crown grant to J. B. BLACKBOURN 20 Apr 1880.3 
Land-UBeacb 30 Aug 1881He selected land from the Crown. PAK-240. 19a 2r 17p - Crown Grant to J. B. BLACKBOURN on 30 Aug 1881.4,5 
Land-UBeac*7 Apr 1886 PAK-240.241.242. Transfer from John Barker Blackbourn to Anne Swanton Jane Swanton. 57a 3r 7p.6 
Death*28 Oct 1901 Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #D12863 (Age 89) [par Peter BLACKBURN & Sarah GILBERT].7 
Death-Notice*30 Oct 1901BLACKBOURNE. -On the 28th October, at Spilsby, Moorhouse-street, Camberwell, John Barker Blackbourne, formerly piermaster, Williamstown, aged 91.
BLACKBOURN -The Funeral of the late Captain JOHN BARKER BLACKBOURN will leave his late residence, "Spilsby," Moorhouse-street, Camberwell, THIS DAY (Wednesday, the 30th last), at 3 p.m., for the St Kilda Cemetery. No flowers.8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • BLACKBOURNE, Jno B. Pakenham, Victoria Gazetted
    20/06/1879 Applications for Licenses Approved
    4 Jun 1880 Issue of New Licenses Approved
    3/06/1881 New Licenses under Land Act Approved
    17 Feb 1882 Notice to Lessees and Licensees in Arrears
    17 Mar 1882 Licenses Revoked, Cancelled or Declared Void9,10
  • 31 Oct 1901, A VETERAN SHIPMASTER. In the obituary notices in "The Argus" of Wednesday is the intimation of the death of Captain John Barker Blackbourn, the first piermaster at Williamstown. Captain Blackbourn was within three days of completing his 90th year, and it is claimed for him that up to the time of his decease he was the oldest shipmaster in Australia. He had lived during the reign of five Sovereigns—George III, George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria, and Edward VII—and his connection with Australia extended over a period of nearly 64 years.
    Captain Blackbourn was a native of Spilsby in the fen county of Lincolnshire He graduated in seamanship in the North sea and Archangel and Baltic trades. In his early expericnce as a mate, he was appointed to a convict ship taking prisoners to Van Diemen's Land.
    Captain Blackbourn subsequently settled in Tasmania, and became master and part owner of vessels trading thence and from Geelong to London, and also to American ports. During this portion of his career he established a high character for probity and business capability, and was successful in his undertakings. He had a pleasant manner with passengers, and an incident in this connection may be noted. At the breakout of the Turon diggings in New South Wales in "the early fifties "he brought the first complement of miners from California to Sydney. At San Francisco he was told they were a lawless lot, and that he would have no end of trouble with them. Gifted, however, with a persuasive personality, he induced them to give up possession of their shotguns, revolvers, bowie knives, &c., until the termination of the vovage, and the dreaded "forty-niners" proved to be the most orderly and well behaved immigrants he had ever carried.
    Captain Blackbourn was well known to the leading merchants of early Melbourne, and his appointment as piermaster at Williamstown gave great satisfaction. Some time after being pensioned from the Government service he made a trip to the old country, and on his return to Australia he was overtaken by the "boom" disaster, and the savings of an industrious lifetime were swept away. His habitual cheerful temperament did not desert him, however, and he took his losses philosophically.11
  • 15 Nov 1901, The Melbourne Argus announces the death of Captain John Barker Blackbourn, the first pier master at Williamstown. Captain Blackbourn was within three days of completing his 90th year, and it is claimed for him that up to the time of his decease he was the oldest shipmaster in Australia.12

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1223-474 - John Barker Blackourn of South Yarra.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1191-042 - John Barker Blackourn of South Yarra.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3916
    1079/49 JOHN BLACKBOURNE PAKENHAM 240 19--2--17. 1879 - 1882.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1305-966 - John Barker Blackbourn of South Yarra.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1223-474 + C/T 1191-042 + C/T 1305-966 - Anne Swanton and Jane Swanton both of Point Nepean Road Elsternwick Spinsters - C/T 1810-922.
  7. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "as BLACKBURN."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Oct 1901, p1.
  9. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
  10. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "GSV index."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Oct 1901, p8.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW), 15 Jan 1901, p4.
Last Edited17 Sep 2017

William Forbes

M, #8302
Land-UBeac*b 1879William Forbes selected land from the Crown. PAK-241. 19a 2r 34p - Land File 512/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 5319 20 Apr 1880. Upset price £1/ac, valued £31 10s.     
Selected by late W. FORBES. Crown grant to J. B. BLACKBOURN 20 Apr 1880. 
Land-UBeac*b 20 Apr 1880 PAK-241. Transfer from William Forbes to John Barker Blackbourn. 19a 2r 34p - Land File 512/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 5319 20 Apr 1880. Upset price £1/ac, valued £31 10s.      Selected by late W. FORBES. Crown grant to J. B. BLACKBOURN 20 Apr 1880.1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • FORBES, William.      Pakenham      Gazetted      20/06/1879      Applications for Licenses Approved
    5/6      FORBES, William.      Pakenham, Victoria      Gazetted      14 May 1880      Licenses Revoked, Cancelled or Declared Void
    6/6      FORBES, William.      Pakenham, Victoria      Gazetted      4 Jun 1880      Issue of New Licenses Approved2

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1191-042 - John Barker Blackourn of South Yarra.
  2. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
Last Edited16 Dec 2018

Jean Lindsay Craik

F, #8304, b. 1850, d. 15 May 1937
Father*James Craik b. 1817, d. 16 Jun 1883
Mother*Janet Lamont b. 1817, d. 20 Nov 1889
Married NameCampbell.1 
Married NamePearce.2 
Birth*18503 
Marriage*1869 Spouse: David Pearce. VIC, Australia, #M3059 - as CRAIK Jane Lindsay.2
 
WidowJul 1872Jean Lindsay Craik became a widow upon the death of her husband David Pearce.4 
Marriage*30 Sep 1875 Spouse: John Hunter Campbell. Berwick, VIC, Australia, #M3200
Married by Licence, according to the Forms of the Presbyterian Church. Witnesses - Charles Winter (Jean's brother-in-law & husband of Mary Lamont Craik). Emma Craik (Jean's sister-in-law married to brother George Crabb Craik).1,5
 
Land-UBeac*a 1877 PAK-231. Transfer from William Lawton to Jean Lindsay Craik. 19a 2r 25p - No Land File. Originally selected by W LAWTON (1877 map), Govt Land Sale 5201 5 Nov 1879 (in the name of Jean CRAIK). Upset price £1/ac, valued £85. Crown grant to W. BRISBANE on 5 Nov 1879. 
Land-UBeac*b 5 Nov 1879 PAK-231. Transfer from Jean Lindsay Craik to William Brisbane. 19a 2r 25p - No Land File. Originally selected by W LAWTON (1877 map), Govt Land Sale 5201 5 Nov 1879 (in the name of Jean CRAIK). Upset price £1/ac, valued £85. Crown grant to W. BRISBANE on 5 Nov 1879. 
Widow10 Mar 1935Jean Lindsay Craik became a widow upon the death of her husband John Hunter Campbell
Death*15 May 1937 Leongatha, VIC, Australia, #D14613 (Age 88) [par unknown].2,3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Oct 1879, Parish of Pakenham, county of Mornington, 49th Section blocks of F T Derham, J Davies, J Stediford, J T Cosgrave, E Simmonds, A Lewis, and Jean Craik. Upset price, £1 per acre. Charge for survey £1.
    Lot 45, area 19a. 3r 5p, Allotment 150; valuation, £80.
    Lot 46, area 19a. 3r 21p , Allotment 151, valuation, £60 10s.
    Lot 47, area 19a. 3r 35p, Allotment 151A ; valuation, £41.
    Lot 48, area 19a. 3r 15p, Allotment 152; valuation, £54.
    Lot 49, area 19a 3r 17p , Allotment 155 ; valuation, £83 18s.
    Lot 50, area 19a 2r 38p , Allotment 197 ; valuation, £148.
    Lot 51, area 19a 2r 25p , Allotment 231 ; valuation, £85.
    Charge for survey must be paid at the time of sale.
    Plans and information can be obtained at the Crown Lands Office, Melbourne.
    FRANCIS LONGMORE, Commissioner of Crown Lands and Survey6

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Amber4000.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth CORN - Spouse's name CRAIK Jane."
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, clemharris64.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 29 Oct 1879, p7.
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

William Lawton

M, #8305, b. Mar 1849
Father*Henry Lawton b. 1820, d. 24 Aug 1873
Mother*Elizabeth Malkin b. 1811, d. Mar 1873
Birth*Mar 1849 Burslem, Staffordshire, England, Mar Q [Wolstanton] 17 325.1 
Note*18 Apr 1857 Arthur Henry Lawton Dr. MARK and his Little Men.—At the Liverpool Police Court, on Tuesday, William Lawton, and Arthur Henry Lawton, brothers, aged respectively six and eight years, were brought up under warrant, for having absconded themselves from their service to Dr. Mark, contrary to the terms of their indentures. Mr. Black appeared on behalf of the little fellows ; Dr. Mark conducted his own case. He explained that he had organised a system for making music popular. He took boys generally at about nine yoars of age, as apprentices for three years, undertaking to give them a musical education, and they, in return, were to perform in public. He found them with board and clothing, but instruments and books the parents were exported to furnish. The little boys in the dock had been with him 12 months. The father (Mr. Lawton) a boot and shoe dealer, and the proprietor of a temperance hotel at Burslem, Staffordshire, had agreed to give £15 for instruments. He had paid £5, and, instead of paying another £5 to him at Oldham, a fortnight ago, the mother clandestinely took the boys home with her. He was very sorry to appear in a court of justice, but his duty to the public and himself rendered it imperative.— Mr. Black : How many boys have you? Dr. Mark: thirty-five.—Are they all of the tender age of the two in the dock ? No, sir; they are the youngest.—Are they all present in court? There are about twenty - four present.—I suppose you have brought the fittest ? Not at all; I think they are all alike.—How many slept in a bed? Sometimes four, sometimes three, and sometimes five.—Did they get enough to eat ? I have always given them abundance.—Have these children ever had the itch ? No, sir; but they were six weeks at the salt-water and seabathing, and Dr. Hall, of Huddersfield, said that this, with change of air, has caused some slight cutaneous eruptions. They got a warm bath once a week, and changed linen weekly. Dr. Mark called the eldest boy, Donovan, who said they always got food sufficient. Mr. Mansfield asked if the parents had got a medical gentleman to give evidence? Mr. Black replied that they had not. Mr. Mansfield said the parents had not done right in this case; they ought to have spoken to Dr. Mark if anything was wrong, and it was most unjustifiable for them to make such calumnious and injurious statements as to their boys' condition, without medical evidence to support them. Two of the little boys who had slept with the Lawtons were called, and they said they had not had the itch. Mr. Lawton stated in what a neglected state he found his boys; they had sore feet, and shoes down at the heels. Mrs. Lawton also described the unclean state of her boys, both as regards underclothing and person. They had communicated the itch, since they came home, to all in the house. The boys who accompanied Dr. Mark seemed healthy, cheerful, and well attended to. His worship, afler a lengthy hearing, recommended Mr. Lawton and Dr. Mark to consult together, to see if they could come to some arrangement, he had no alternative but to order tho boys to be returned to Dr. Mark. After a consultation, the boys were handed over to Dr. Mark, who wanted their services as drummers.2 
Land-UBeac*b 1877William Lawton selected land from the Crown. PAK-231. 19a 2r 25p - No Land File. Originally selected by W LAWTON (1877 map), Govt Land Sale 5201 5 Nov 1879 (in the name of Jean CRAIK). Upset price £1/ac, valued £85. Crown grant to W. BRISBANE on 5 Nov 1879. 
Land-UBeac*a 1877 PAK-231. Transfer from William Lawton to Jean Lindsay Craik. 19a 2r 25p - No Land File. Originally selected by W LAWTON (1877 map), Govt Land Sale 5201 5 Nov 1879 (in the name of Jean CRAIK). Upset price £1/ac, valued £85. Crown grant to W. BRISBANE on 5 Nov 1879. 
Marriage1878 Spouse: Eva Silverberg. VIC, Australia, #M3785.3
 
Land-UBeac*b 5 Nov 1879 PAK-231. Transfer from William Lawton to William Brisbane. 19a 2r 25p - No Land File. Originally selected by W LAWTON (1877 map), Govt Land Sale 5201 5 Nov 1879 (in the name of Jean CRAIK). Upset price £1/ac, valued £85. Crown grant to W. BRISBANE on 5 Nov 1879.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Burslem, Staffordshire, England(Head of Household) Henry Lawton;
Age 2
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Lawton, Sarah Lawton, Arthur Henry Lawton5
7 Apr 186145 Newcastle Street, Burslem, Staffordshire, England(Head of Household) Henry Lawton;
Age 12
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Lawton, Sarah Lawton, Arthur Henry Lawton6
2 Apr 1871Glebe Hotel, Penkhull, Staffordshire, England(Head of Household) Henry Lawton;
Age 22 - Canal Carrying Agent
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Lawton Sarah Lawton7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Jul 1874, Two young men, named Arthur Henry Lawton and Wm. Lawton, were brought up at the City Police Court on Tuesday on the information of Richard Down, officer of Customs, under the direction of the Commissioner of Trade and Customs. The summons set forth that the defendants claimed certain goods, viz., five gold watches, two silver watches, two gold lockets, two gentlemen's rings, three silver guard chains, two gold albert chains, and one gold guard chain, which were seized on the 15th June for being dealt with contrary to section 145 of the Customs Act 1867, and were liable to forfeiture. The complaint was that the goods had not paid duty. After hearing the evidence, Mr Sturt, P.M., said he thought there had been, an infringement of the act, and ordered the forfeiture of the goods seized.8

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Musical World, 18 Apr 1857, p246.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "William's place of birth given as Burstem, Eva's as France."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-752 - William Brisbane of Beaconsfield.
  5. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2003; Folio: 467; Page: 67; GSU roll: 87405."
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 1927; Folio: 111; Page: 26; GSU roll: 542888."
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 2869; Folio: 19; Page: 32; GSU roll: 836385."
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 11 Jul 1874, p14.
Last Edited17 Sep 2017

Arthur Henry Lawton

M, #8306, b. Jun 1850, d. Sep 1904
Father*Henry Lawton b. 1820, d. 24 Aug 1873
Mother*Elizabeth Malkin b. 1811, d. Mar 1873
InquestInquest held Police Station Gladesville: Arthur H Lawton, received 15 Sep 1904, born England Stoke-on-Trent. Probably asphyxia following severe injuries in all probability accidentally secured by falling over a piece piece through his minestaking the ... of his camp.1
Birth*Jun 1850 Burslem, Staffordshire, England, Jun Q [Wolstanton] 17 332.2 
Note*18 Apr 1857 William Lawton Dr. MARK and his Little Men.—At the Liverpool Police Court, on Tuesday, William Lawton, and Arthur Henry Lawton, brothers, aged respectively six and eight years, were brought up under warrant, for having absconded themselves from their service to Dr. Mark, contrary to the terms of their indentures. Mr. Black appeared on behalf of the little fellows ; Dr. Mark conducted his own case. He explained that he had organised a system for making music popular. He took boys generally at about nine yoars of age, as apprentices for three years, undertaking to give them a musical education, and they, in return, were to perform in public. He found them with board and clothing, but instruments and books the parents were exported to furnish. The little boys in the dock had been with him 12 months. The father (Mr. Lawton) a boot and shoe dealer, and the proprietor of a temperance hotel at Burslem, Staffordshire, had agreed to give £15 for instruments. He had paid £5, and, instead of paying another £5 to him at Oldham, a fortnight ago, the mother clandestinely took the boys home with her. He was very sorry to appear in a court of justice, but his duty to the public and himself rendered it imperative.— Mr. Black : How many boys have you? Dr. Mark: thirty-five.—Are they all of the tender age of the two in the dock ? No, sir; they are the youngest.—Are they all present in court? There are about twenty - four present.—I suppose you have brought the fittest ? Not at all; I think they are all alike.—How many slept in a bed? Sometimes four, sometimes three, and sometimes five.—Did they get enough to eat ? I have always given them abundance.—Have these children ever had the itch ? No, sir; but they were six weeks at the salt-water and seabathing, and Dr. Hall, of Huddersfield, said that this, with change of air, has caused some slight cutaneous eruptions. They got a warm bath once a week, and changed linen weekly. Dr. Mark called the eldest boy, Donovan, who said they always got food sufficient. Mr. Mansfield asked if the parents had got a medical gentleman to give evidence? Mr. Black replied that they had not. Mr. Mansfield said the parents had not done right in this case; they ought to have spoken to Dr. Mark if anything was wrong, and it was most unjustifiable for them to make such calumnious and injurious statements as to their boys' condition, without medical evidence to support them. Two of the little boys who had slept with the Lawtons were called, and they said they had not had the itch. Mr. Lawton stated in what a neglected state he found his boys; they had sore feet, and shoes down at the heels. Mrs. Lawton also described the unclean state of her boys, both as regards underclothing and person. They had communicated the itch, since they came home, to all in the house. The boys who accompanied Dr. Mark seemed healthy, cheerful, and well attended to. His worship, afler a lengthy hearing, recommended Mr. Lawton and Dr. Mark to consult together, to see if they could come to some arrangement, he had no alternative but to order tho boys to be returned to Dr. Mark. After a consultation, the boys were handed over to Dr. Mark, who wanted their services as drummers.3 
Occupation*1877 Importer of China Glass &c.4 
Land-UBeac*29 Oct 1877Arthur Henry Lawton selected land from the Crown. PAK-232. 18a 2r 25p - Land File 1938/49. Originally selected by A. H. LAWTON (1877 map). As he had to leave the area he asked the government to throw it open for selection again.4 
Death*Sep 1904 Possible death: LAWTON ARTHUR H 13354/1904 60 YRS HUNTER'S HILL HUNTERS HILL.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Burslem, Staffordshire, England(Head of Household) Henry Lawton;
Age 11m
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Lawton, Sarah Lawton, William Lawton6
7 Apr 186145 Newcastle Street, Burslem, Staffordshire, England(Head of Household) Henry Lawton;
Age 10
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Lawton, Sarah Lawton, William Lawton7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Jul 1874, Two young men, named Arthur Henry Lawton and Wm. Lawton, were brought up at the City Police Court on Tuesday on the information of Richard Down, officer of Customs, under the direction of the Commissioner of Trade and Customs. The summons set forth that the defendants claimed certain goods, viz., five gold watches, two silver watches, two gold lockets, two gentlemen's rings, three silver guard chains, two gold albert chains, and one gold guard chain, which were seized on the 15th June for being dealt with contrary to section 145 of the Customs Act 1867, and were liable to forfeiture. The complaint was that the goods had not paid duty. After hearing the evidence, Mr Sturt, P.M., said he thought there had been, an infringement of the act, and ordered the forfeiture of the goods seized.8
  • 20 Sep 1883, A man of respectable appearance named Arthur Henry Lawton, was charged before Messrs Foote, Stead Mouatt and Dr Barker, J.P.'s at the Emerald-Hill Court yesterday, with stealing a silver locket the property of Hannah Morris, a servant employed at the Montague Hotel. The accused, who gave his occupation as that of a commercial traveller, was lodging in the hotel, his room being close to that of the prosecutrix, who missed the locket from her dressing table on the 5th inst. Phillip Joseph, a pawnbroker, living in Clarendon street, stated that the locket, which had been identified by the woman Morris was pawned by the accused at his place for 15s. in the name of Pascoe. Mr Webster, jeweller, of Bourke street, said that he knew the accused as an agent for several English importing firms, and had employed him in hisshop in positions of trust. Other gentlemen also bore testimony to Lawton's former good character, and on this account the bench inflicted a light sentence of 14 days imprisonment.9
  • 18 Oct 1893, Arthur Henry Lawton is inquired for by Mr. M. Lawton, G.P.O., Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Description :—About 43 years of age, looks younger, tall, gentlemanly appearance and a good address, grey hair, brown moustache. When last heard of was employed at Holdsworth and McPherson's, George-street, Sydney, but is believed to have come to Melbourne about twelve months ago.—0.906-1. 17th October, 1893.10

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1821-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
    Original data: New South Wales Government. Registers of Coroners’ Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries, 1834–1942 (microfilm, NRS 343, rolls 2921–2925, 2225, 2763–2769). State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Musical World, 18 Apr 1857, p246.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3792 1938/49. LUCY KITCHEN. ARTHUR HENRY LAWTON. JOHN H CAMPBELL. PAKENHAM. 232. 18--2--25.     1877 - 1881.
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2003; Folio: 467; Page: 67; GSU roll: 87405."
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 1927; Folio: 111; Page: 26; GSU roll: 542888."
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 11 Jul 1874, p14.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 20 Sep 1883, p8.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Ancestry.com. Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
    Original data: Victoria Police Gazette Indexes. CD-ROM. Ridgehaven, South Australia: Gould Genealogy and History, 2009.
Last Edited23 Apr 2017

Robert Beattie

M, #8308
Land-UBeac*20 Mar 1877 PAK-121. Transfer from Robert Beattie to an unknown person . 19a 2r 33p - Land File 65/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 4983 7 Jan 1879. Upset price £1/ac, valued £50. Selected by R. BEATTIE. Crown Grant to William BRISBANE.1 
Land-Note*14 Nov 1878 Improvements included fencing £40 and Seed and Clearing £10 - total £50 - William Brisbane was acting as his agent.2 
Land-UBeac*7 Jan 1879 PAK-121. Transfer from Robert Beattie to William Brisbane. 19a 2r 33p - Land File 65/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 4983 7 Jan 1879. Upset price £1/ac, valued £50. Selected by R. BEATTIE. Crown Grant to Brisbane.2,3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Feb 1879, BEATTIE, Robert. Pakenham Gazetted - Licenses under Land Act Cancelled or Declared Void4

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3886 65/49 ROBERT BEATTIE PAKENHAM 121 19--2--33. 1877 - 1879
    Listed as Clerk of 2 Flinders Lane East Melbourne.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3886 65/49 ROBERT BEATTIE PAKENHAM 121 19--2--33. 1877 - 1879.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-923 - William Brisbane of Beaconsfield.
  4. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "Gazetted 14/02/1879 - p./no. 371."
Last Edited3 Aug 2017

Charles Parsons

M, #8309, b. 1826, d. 12 Jan 1885
Probate (Will)* Charles Parsons. Storeman. Abbotsford. 12 Jan 1885. 28/950.
- Emma Parsons and Elizabeth Parsons children also beneficiaries. £1750.1 
Birth*1826 
Marriage*Sep 1849 Spouse: Dinah Vincent. Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, Sep Q [Shepton Mallet] 10 615.2
 
Widower30 Dec 1863Charles Parsons became a widower upon the death of his wife Dinah Vincent.3 
Land-UBeac*24 Jan 1879Charles Parsons selected land from the Crown. PAK-123. 19a 3r 36p - Crown grant issued on 24 Jan 1879 to C PARSONS.4,5,6 
Death*12 Jan 1885 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #D948 (Age 59) [par unknown].3 
Death-Notice*13 Jan 1885THE Friends of the late Mr. CHARLES PARSONS are most respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting place, the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, Abbotsford-street, Abbotsford, THIS DAY (Tuesday, the 13th), at a quarter to 2 o'clock punctually.
WILLIAM GEORGE APPS, undertaker, Fitzroy and Moor streets, Fitzroy, and Robe and High streets, St. Kilda.7 
Land-Note*24 Sep 1886 James Parsons of Patterson Street Abbotsford Collingwood Platelayer and Eliza Stacey wife of William Owen Stacey of Patterson Street Abbotsford Collingwood are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executor and executrix to whom probate of the will of Charles Parsons who died on the 12th day of January 1885 was granted on the 5th day of February 1885.8 
Land-UBeac*24 Sep 1886 PAK-123. Transfer from Charles Parsons to Caroline Mercy Alice Moon.9,10 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0, unit 344; VPRS 28/P2, unit 174; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 98.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3905     757/49 (751/49 on parish plan 1880) CHARLES PARSONS PAKENHAM 123 19--3--36. 1877 - 1879.
  5. [S194] Newspaper - Victorian Government Gazette "Govt Land Sale 4996 24 Jan 1879. Upset price £1/ac, valued £95."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-433 Charles Parsons of Collingwood.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Jan 1885, p1.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-433 - James Parsons of Patterson Street Abbotsford Collingwood Platelayer and Eliza Stacey wife of William Owen Stacey of Patterson Street Abbotsford Collingwood are registered as proprietors of the within described land as executor and executrix to whom probate of the will of Charles Parsons who died on the 12th day of January 1885 was granted on the 5th day of February 1885.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-433 Memo No 6450. James Parsons of Patterson Street Abbotsford Collingwood, Platelayer, and Eliza Stacey, wife of William Owen Stacey of Patterson Street Abbotsford Collingwood are registered as proprietors of the within described land as Executor and Executrix to whom Probate of the Will of Charles Parsons who died on the 12th day of January 1885 was granted on the 5th day of February 1885. Dated 24th September 1886.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-433 Caroline Mercy Alice Moon of The Steyne Beaconsfield Spinster is now the proprietor registered 24 Sep 1886. Alice paid a deposit of £19.17, the balance £100 of the purchase money was issued as a promissory note due 17 Sep 1886. The probate of Charles Parsons showed the land as fenced, no other improvements, valued at £50.
Last Edited1 Apr 2016

George Oldham

M, #8310, b. 1834, d. 12 Nov 1888
Probate (Will)* 38/130. George OLDHAM. Date of grant: 06 Dec 1888; Date of death: 12 Nov 1888; Occupation: Schoolmaster; Residence: Hawthorn.1 
Birth*1834 
Marriage*1862 Spouse: Fanny Bignell. VIC, Australia, #M1494.2
 
Occupation*1877 State School Teacher Emerald Hill.3 
Land-UBeac*8 Aug 1877George Oldham selected land from the Crown. PAK-126. 17a 2r 30p - Land File 730/49 (1880 map)
Selected by G. OLDHAM, but crown grant to T FORD on 8 Apr 1879. Govt land sale 5058, upset £1/ac, value £74 16s.4 
Land-UBeac*b 8 Apr 1879 PAK-126. Transfer from George Oldham to Thomas Ford. 17a 2r 30p - Land File 730/49 (1880 map)
Selected by G. OLDHAM, but crown grant to T FORD on 8 Apr 1879. Govt land sale 5058, upset £1/ac, value £74 16s.4,5 
Death*12 Nov 1888 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D13799 (Age 54) [par James OLDHAM & Elizabeth EGGLESTON].6 
Death-Notice*13 Nov 1888OLDHAM. —On the 12th inst., at his residence, Camden, Glenferrie-road, Hawthorn, George Oldham, aged 54 years.
THE Friends of the late Mr. GEORGE OLDHAM are informed that his funeral will move from his late residence, Camden, Glenferrie-road, Hawthorn, for the Melbourne General Cemetery, THIS DAY (Tuesday), 13th November, at 2 o'clock p.m.
A. W. PADBURY, undertaker, Cotham-road, Kew.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • OLDHAM, George.      Pakenham      Gazetted      3/01/1879      New Licenses under Land Act Approved
    2/2      OLDHAM, George.      Pakenham      Gazetted      9/05/1879      Licenses under Land Act Cancelled or Declared Void8

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0 unit 467, item 38/130
    VPRS 28/P2 unit 249, item 38/130
    VPRS 7591/P2 unit 141, item 38/130.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  4. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 730/49 (1880 map).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-511 - Thomas Ford of Emerald Hill.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Spouse Fanny BIGNELL."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 13 Nov 1888, p1.
  8. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index to Govt gazette."
Last Edited3 Nov 2017
 

NOTE

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