Charles Joseph Bredin

M, #875, b. 1901, d. Oct 1972
Note* Siblings: Martha 1892/2209; John 1893/20667; William 1895/18971 (all Carlton); George 1898/27870; Beatrice Mary 1903/27431; Mavis Jean 1911/22098 (all West Melbourne.) 
Birth*1901 West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B28637.1 
Marriage*1929 Spouse: Dorothy Frances 'Girlie' Thomson. VIC, Australia, #M7940.2
 
Death*Oct 1972 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D24229 (age 71) [par John BREDIN & Mary Ann WEST].3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1949 - 1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: poultry farmer. With Dorothy Frances 'Girlie' Bredin.4,5

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia, BRIND, WALL NICHE SINGLE, WALL CF NICHE 566

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Mar 1933, BREDIN -On the 6th March at the Melbourne Hospital Mary Ann, dearly beloved wife of John Bredin, and loving mother of Martha, John, William, George, Charles, Beatrice (Mrs H Hemingway) and Mavis. Inserted by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Girlie.)7

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Mar 1933, p13.
Last Edited28 Jan 2016

Mary Ellen Dodson

F, #876, b. 1863, d. 30 Mar 1933
Married NameCregan. 
Married NameGibbs. 
Birth*1863 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B9278 [par George DODSON & Ellen McGRATH].1,2 
Marriage*1889 Spouse: George Gibbs. VIC, Australia, #M1572.3
 
Widow28 Oct 1898Mary Ellen Dodson became a widow upon the death of her husband George Gibbs.4 
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Thomas Henry Cregan. VIC, Australia, #M7069.5
 
Land-UBeac*19 Sep 1901 GEM-D-11. Transfer from Isabella Sykes to Mary Ellen Cregan. 19a 3r 39p.6 
Land-Note*19 Sep 1901 GEM-D-11: Mortgagee: Joseph Baxter. Discharged 3 Oct 1907 (foreclosure). Mortgagor was Mary Ellen Cregan.7 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac4 Apr 1907 GEM-D-71A. Transfer from John Hayes to Thomas Henry Cregan Mary Ellen Cregan. 319a 3r 37p.8 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note4 Apr 1907 GEM-D-71A: Mortgagee: Arthur Norman McArthur. 319a 3r 37p - foreclosed 22 Aug 1908. Mortgagor was Thomas Henry Cregan Mary Ellen Cregan.9 
(Mortgagor) Land-Note23 Aug 1907 GEM-D-71A: Mortgagee: John Hayes. 319a 3r 37p. Mortgagor was Thomas Henry Cregan Mary Ellen Cregan.10 
Land-UBeac*3 Oct 1907 GEM-D-11. Transfer from Mary Ellen Cregan to Joseph Baxter. 19a 3r 39p - Mortgagee foreclosure on mortgage provided on 19 Sep 1901.11 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac22 Aug 1908 GEM-D-71A. Transfer from Thomas Henry Cregan Mary Ellen Cregan to Arthur Norman McArthur. McArthur foreclosed on the mortgage he had provided on 4 Apr 1907.12 
Death*30 Mar 1933 Sunshine, VIC, Australia, #D2407 (Age 70.)13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Henry Cregan.14,15,16,17
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.18,19
bt 1914 - 1924Nyang, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Henry Cregan.20,21,22
1931Maxweld Parade, Sunshine West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Henry Cregan.23

Family

George Gibbs b. Jun 1848, d. 28 Oct 1898
Children 1.George Gibbs b. 1891, d. 7 Oct 1917
 2.William Gibbs b. May 1892, d. 17 Apr 1908
 3.Stephen Leslie Gibbs+ b. 1895, d. 20 Dec 1966

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 May 1902, A TRANSFER OF LICENCE REFUSED.
    At Berwick licensing court on Wednesday, before Mr. C. A. C. Cresswell, P.M., Mrs. R. Payne applied for the transfer of a victualler's licence for the Pine Grove Hotel, from Mrs. M. E. Creegan. Applicant said she had no money and no means apart from her husband; she had previously held a licence in similar circumstances. The husband of the applicant deposed that his wife had a five years' lease of the hotel. Witness was a farmer and contractor, but returned home nightly. His wife had no money, but he financed the business. The application, he added, was approved by the police, and also by the solicitor to the owner of the property. Mr. Cresswell refused the application.24
  • 18 Jan 1908, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22. At a quarter past three O'Clock. At WHITE's HOTEL BEACONSFIELD. MORTGAGEE's SALE of FARM LANDS at BEACONSFIELD.
    W S. KEAST and Co. and G. W. MARTIN (in conjunction) have received instructions from the mortgagees to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, All that piece of land, containing 319 acres 3 roods 37 perches, or thereabouts, being Crown Allotment 71A of section D, parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington.
    This land is situated within 7 miles of either Beaconsfield or Berwick R.S., and 35 miles Melbourne. It is undulating land, varying from dark to good grey loam, pliable, and easily worked and a good sole of native grass runs through the property, about 12 acres being sown down in English grasses, and the timber has all been rung and dead, except for shelter. Fifty acres are cleared and ready for the plough, the fencing, is still substantial, and the property has a frontage to the Cardinia Creek, which is a permanently flowing stream. The buildings consist of a comfortable W. B. cottage, stables, loft, and buggy-shed, all necessary outbuildings. The property is suitable for mixed farming, fruit growing, or a country residence.
    For further particulars, apply W S Keast and Co 608-610 Collins street and G W Martin 325 Collins street Melbourne.25

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Elder/Ferguson Family Tree - Owner: cpalmer26
    birth date 5 August.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1572."
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M7069."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1317-222 - Isabella Sykes to Mary Ellen Cregan of the Pine Grove Hotel Upper Beaconsfield Licensed Victualler - C/T 2841-137.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2841-137 - Mortgage No 206617 - Discharged 3 Oct 1907 (foreclosure)
    A caveat had been lodged a day before Baxter granted the mortgage - it lapsed on 3 Oct 1907 when the property was sold to James Young.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2563-439 - John Hayes to Thomas Henry Cregan of Upper Beaconsfield Dairy Farmer and Mary Ellen Cregan of the same place his wife.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2563-439 - Thomas Henry Cregan and Mary Ellen Cregan obtained a mortgage from Arthur Norman McArthur. He foreclosed on 22 Aug 1908 - C/T 3292-230.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2563-439 - Thomas Henry Cregan and Mary Ellen Cregan obtained a mortgage from John Hayes. Mortgage No 253975.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2841-137.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2563-439 (319a 3r 37p) - Thomas Henry Cregan and Mary Ellen Cregan obtained a mortgage from Arthur Norman McArthur. He foreclosed on 22 Aug 1908 - C/T 3292-230 - Arthur Norman McArthur of No 74 Collins Street Melbourne Surgeon.
  13. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  14. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  15. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  16. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  17. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  18. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  19. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  20. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  21. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  24. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 3 May 1902, p11.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Jan 1908, p2.
Last Edited25 Sep 2017

George Gibbs

M, #878, b. Jun 1848, d. 28 Oct 1898
Birth*Jun 1848 Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England, Jun Q [Caxton &c] 14 27.1,2 
Note*c 1852 George, Margaretta and Francis were born in England. The family came to Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester". Young Francis died at sea aged approximately 1 year. Stephen was born 1852 at Stepney in Adelaide South Australia, but died aged 1 in 1853. Fanny and Martha were born at Glen Osmond in Adelaide South Australia (where the famiy settled). Another child, whose birth was registered as "Steven", was born in 1859 in Crafers, which is just up the hill from Glen Osmond.3 
Marriage*1889 Spouse: Mary Ellen Dodson. VIC, Australia, #M1572.4
 
Death*28 Oct 1898 Yarrawonga, VIC, Australia, #D18820 (Age 49) [par William GIBBS & Sarah WAKEFIELD].1 
Death-Notice*11 Nov 1898DEATH OF MR. GEO. GIBBS
It is with regret that we have to announce the decease of Mr. George Gibbs, of South Yarrawonga. By his removal the district has lost one more of its early pioneers. Mr. Gibbs came from Adelaide, South Australia - where his friends reside, and where he was brought up in the early seventies, when he selected the land now so well improved, and which is known as Gibbs' farm, South Yarrawonga. It was here that, after a long and painful illness, he quietly passed away in the faith of the Redeemer of men. Mr. Gibbs was well and deservedly esteemed for his manly and upright ways, and for his readiness to do a good turn for others. He was a worker, and there is little doubt that his devotion to work helped to undermine his constitution and shorten his days. He died at the comparatively early age of 49 years. Very general and widespread sympathy is felt for Mrs. Gibbs and her young family of eight in their bereavement.5 
Probate (Will)*9 Dec 1898 69/724. Farmer.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 1851Williams GIBBS, Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, EnglandAge 27

Family

Mary Ellen Dodson b. 1863, d. 30 Mar 1933
Children 1.George Gibbs b. 1891, d. 7 Oct 1917
 2.William Gibbs b. May 1892, d. 17 Apr 1908
 3.Stephen Leslie Gibbs+ b. 1895, d. 20 Dec 1966

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Elder/Ferguson Family Tree - Owner: cpalmer26.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1572."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW), 11 Nov 1898, p29.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  7. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1758; Folio: 386; Page: 12; GSU roll: 193648."
Last Edited28 Apr 2017

William Gibbs

M, #880, b. May 1892, d. 17 Apr 1908
Father*George Gibbs b. Jun 1848, d. 28 Oct 1898
Mother*Mary Ellen Dodson b. 1863, d. 30 Mar 1933
Birth*May 1892 Yarrawonga, VIC, Australia, #B18793.1 
Death*17 Apr 1908 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D4949 (Age 15.)2 
Inquest18 Apr 1908Inquest held 1908/350. Gibbs, William, Gun shot wound, Berwick.3 

Grave

  • Plot 3-246-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia4

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Apr 1908, BOY SHOT DEAD. BEACONSFIELD UPPER, Monday. - On Good Friday, William Gibbs, 16 years of age, stepson of Mr. Cregan, was, with some companions out shooting, and when getting through a fence the gun he carried discharged, shooting away the back part of his head. A younger brother, who was close to him escaped. The body was conveyed to Berwick, where a coroner's inquest will be held.5,6

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B18793."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 827, item 1908/350
    Male, Gibbs, William, Gun shot wound, Berwick, 1908/350, 18 Apr 1908,.
  4. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    3-246-B     Gibbs     Horace James     M     6     28/04/1903     370
    3-246-B     Gibbs     William          M     16     19/04/1908     436.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Apr 1908 p8.
  6. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 22 Apr 1908, p2.
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Stephen Leslie Gibbs

M, #882, b. 1895, d. 20 Dec 1966
Stephen Leslie GIBBS
(1895-1966)
Father*George Gibbs b. Jun 1848, d. 28 Oct 1898
Mother*Mary Ellen Dodson b. 1863, d. 30 Mar 1933
ChartsDescendants of Alfred George SHORTHOUSE

World War I

Stephen Leslie Gibbs enlisted on 2 Oct 1914, when he was 19 years old. His unit, the 16th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement embarked from Melbourne on 22 Dec 1914 on HMAT A35 Berrima. SERN 1411.
Stephen GIBBS was wounded at Gallipoli, and had several illnesses since, including trench feet in France. He returned to Australia on 5 Apr 1918, and was invalided in Sep 1918.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
His older brother George died at Passchendaele.1,2
Birth*1895 Yarrawonga, VIC, Australia, #B8315.3 
Marriage*1925 Spouse: Gladys Flavia Shorthouse. VIC, Australia, #M83.4
 
Death*20 Dec 1966 Mildura, VIC, Australia, #D27884 (age 72.)5 
Probate (Will)* Stephen Leslie Gibbs. Grazier. Colignan. 20 Dec 1966. 667/546.6       

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1931 - 1963Colignan, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Gladys Flavia Gibbs.7,8,9,10

Grave

  • Red Cliffs, VIC, Australia11

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Aug 1910, BEACONSFIELD - A men's social club has been formed at Beaconsfield Upper, in the interests of the young men of the district. Officers were elected as follows: -President Dr Eliott Drake vice-presidents Rev James Wilson and Mr Barclay, treasurer, Mr H Glissman; secretary, Mr P. M'Mahon; committee, Messrs E. Brown, sen., E Brown jun., Roy Tyler, L Knapton and S Gibb.12
  • 30 Sep 1915, ILL. Private S. L. Gibbs, Walpeup (Vic); disembarked at Malta (previously reported wounded).13
  • 22 Jun 1918, WELCOME HOME AT WALPEUP.
    The Walpeup Hall was crowded on Friday, the 7th June, when the local branch of the Red Cross Society tendered a welcome home to Signaller S. L. Gibbs, who has just returned on furlough, after being on active service for nearly four years. Cr. Glen presided, and, in presenting the guest of honour with a well-filled, purse of notes, expressed the pleasure felt by all the residents at having him back amongst them once again. His remarks were enthusiastically applauded by all present. Signaller Gibbs returned thanks in a manly speech. An enjoyable programme was contributed to by Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Nulty, Mrs. M'Cracken, Messrs. Nulty, Shaw, and others. After the concert, dancing was indulged in until a late hour.14
  • 8 Jul 1918, OFFICER WELCOMED HOME. Members of 23rd Battalion Association assembled in huge numbers at Sargents Cafe on Saturday night to welcome home Lieutenant-Colonel G H Knox, CMG, who was the commanding officer of the battalion both at Gallipoli and in France, and was invalided home last month. In proposing the toast of "Our Guest," the chairman (Major Baird, MLA ), said that the manly qualities and genial nature of Lieutenant-Colonel Knox had endeared him to every member of the battalion. Lieutenant H C G Macindoe, in a brief speech, said that in order to remove a misapprehension it should be explained that the association had been formed for the purpose of bringing together and organising returned members so that they would be in a position to obtain direct representation on the returned Soldiers' Association. He urged every member to join that body. After responding to the toast, Lieutenant Colonel Knox proposed "Sister Battalions," and other toasts honored were "Fallen Comrades," proposed by Colonel Chaplain Macrae Stewart, and "The 6th Brigade Comforts Depot," proposed by Major R F Maberly Smith, M C.
    A cordial welcome home was given to Lieut.-Colonel Knox when he returned to Upper Beaconsfield on Friday. The residents gathered in front of the Assembly Hall, under an arch of flags. An address of welcome was given to Colonel Knox. When replying he directed attention to a private soldier, Private Stephen Gibb, an Anzac, who has been wounded seven times, and yet will return to the front after a short furlough in Australia. "These are the men," said Colonel Knox pointing to the soldier whom the country must honour, for no praise is too great, no compliment too high or generous for the rank and file of the Australian army," a sentiment which was received with great enthusiasm. In the public hall which bore many signs of cordial welcome the guests were entertained by the committee.15

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=109924
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B8315."
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 4325; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 736.
  7. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  8. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  11. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of ,.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Aug 1910, p8.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), 30 Sep 1915, p2.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Advocate (Melbourne), 22 Jun 1918, p24
    also published in Ouyen Mail (Vic), 12 Jun 1918, p1.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 July 1918, p6.
Last Edited7 Sep 2016

Thomas Henry Cregan

M, #886, b. 28 Nov 1868, d. 1940
Birth*28 Nov 1868 Ballarat, VIC, Australia, #B419 [par John CREGAN & Mary Ann FOX].1,2 
Marriage*1899 Spouse: Mary Ellen Dodson. VIC, Australia, #M7069.3
 
Land-UBeac*4 Apr 1907 GEM-D-71A. Transfer from John Hayes to Thomas Henry Cregan Mary Ellen Cregan. 319a 3r 37p.4 
Land-Note*4 Apr 1907 GEM-D-71A: Mortgagee: Arthur Norman McArthur. 319a 3r 37p - foreclosed 22 Aug 1908. Mortgagor was Thomas Henry Cregan Mary Ellen Cregan.5 
Land-Note*23 Aug 1907 GEM-D-71A: Mortgagee: John Hayes. 319a 3r 37p. Mortgagor was Thomas Henry Cregan Mary Ellen Cregan.6 
Land-UBeac*22 Aug 1908 GEM-D-71A. Transfer from Thomas Henry Cregan Mary Ellen Cregan to Arthur Norman McArthur. McArthur foreclosed on the mortgage he had provided on 4 Apr 1907.7 
Widower30 Mar 1933Thomas Henry Cregan became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Ellen Dodson.8 
Death*1940 Mildura, VIC, Australia, #D17839 (Age 70) [par Thomas CREGAN & unknown].8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1909Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Mary Ellen Cregan.9,10,11,12
bt 1914 - 1924Nyang, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Mary Ellen Cregan.13,14,15
1931Maxweld Parade, Sunshine West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Mary Ellen Cregan.16
bt 1936 - 193721 Byron Street, Footscray, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation.17,18

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Jan 1908, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22. At a quarter past three O'Clock. At WHITE's HOTEL BEACONSFIELD. MORTGAGEE's SALE of FARM LANDS at BEACONSFIELD.
    W S. KEAST and Co. and G. W. MARTIN (in conjunction) have received instructions from the mortgagees to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, All that piece of land, containing 319 acres 3 roods 37 perches, or thereabouts, being Crown Allotment 71A of section D, parish of Gembrook, county of Mornington.
    This land is situated within 7 miles of either Beaconsfield or Berwick R.S., and 35 miles Melbourne. It is undulating land, varying from dark to good grey loam, pliable, and easily worked and a good sole of native grass runs through the property, about 12 acres being sown down in English grasses, and the timber has all been rung and dead, except for shelter. Fifty acres are cleared and ready for the plough, the fencing, is still substantial, and the property has a frontage to the Cardinia Creek, which is a permanently flowing stream. The buildings consist of a comfortable W. B. cottage, stables, loft, and buggy-shed, all necessary outbuildings. The property is suitable for mixed farming, fruit growing, or a country residence.
    For further particulars, apply W S Keast and Co 608-610 Collins street and G W Martin 325 Collins street Melbourne.19

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Pedler Family Tree - Owner: 51mareesp.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M7069."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2563-439 - John Hayes to Thomas Henry Cregan of Upper Beaconsfield Dairy Farmer and Mary Ellen Cregan of the same place his wife.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2563-439 - Thomas Henry Cregan and Mary Ellen Cregan obtained a mortgage from Arthur Norman McArthur. He foreclosed on 22 Aug 1908 - C/T 3292-230.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2563-439 - Thomas Henry Cregan and Mary Ellen Cregan obtained a mortgage from John Hayes. Mortgage No 253975.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2563-439 (319a 3r 37p) - Thomas Henry Cregan and Mary Ellen Cregan obtained a mortgage from Arthur Norman McArthur. He foreclosed on 22 Aug 1908 - C/T 3292-230 - Arthur Norman McArthur of No 74 Collins Street Melbourne Surgeon.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  11. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  12. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  16. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  17. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  18. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Jan 1908, p2.
Last Edited29 Apr 2017

Martin Howy Irving

M, #897, b. 21 Feb 1831, d. 23 Jan 1912
Birth*21 Feb 1831 Pancras, London, England. 
Marriage*10 Apr 1855 Spouse: Caroline Mary Bruyeres. Southampton, Hampshire, England, Jun Q [Southampton] 2c 65.1
 
Widower16 Jun 1881Martin Howy Irving became a widower upon the death of his wife Caroline Mary Bruyeres.2 
Marriage*6 Jul 1882 Spouse: Mary Mowat. East Talgai, QLD, Australia.3
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Jul 1882IRVING-MOWAT -On the 6th July, at East Talgai, M. H. Irving, M.A., head master of the Hawthorn Grammar School, Melbourne, to Mary, second daughter of the late John Mowat, of Dublin.3 
Death*23 Jan 1912 Albury, Surrey, England. 

Family

Caroline Mary Bruyeres b. 3 Mar 1827, d. 16 Jun 1881
Child 1.Frank Samuel Oswald Irving+ b. 4 May 1864, d. 1946

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Jun 1901, NEW DOCTORS OF LAW. UNIVERSITY HONORS. London, June 14.
    The University of Glasgow has conferred the honorary degree of doctor of law on .... Professor Martin Irving.4
  • 25 Jan 1912, OBITUARY. PROFESSOR MARTIN IRVING. LONDON, January 24.
    The death occurred yesterday of Professor Martin Howy Irving. He was 81 years old. From 1871 to 1876 Professor Irving was headmaster of Wesley College, Melbourne, and subsequently of the Hawthorne Grammar School.
    Professor Irving was a graduate of Oxford University, where he had a distinguished career, particularly in classics and mathematics. In 1856 he was appointed professor of classics and English at the Melbourne University. He gave up that post to go to Wesley College, and later to the Hawthorne Grammar School. His last position in Australia was that of Public Service Commissioner of Victoria, from 1884 to 1892.5
  • 25 Jan 1912, OBITUARY. COLONEL IRVING'S FATHER. London, Jan. 24. Dr. Martin Howy Irving, formerly Professor of Classics and English in the University of Melbourne, died here yesterday in his 81st year. The late Dr. Irving, who was a native of London, was Professor of Classics and English in the University of Melbourne from 1856 to 1871: Headmaster of Wesley College, Melbourne from 1871 to 1876; headmaster of Hawthorn Grammar School from 1876 to 1884, and Public Service Commissioner of Victoria from 1884 to 1892. Two of his sons are at present in Western Australia. One if them, Colonel Irving, is Commandant of the military forces, and the other, Mr. Edward Irving. M.A., is editor of the "Kalgoorlie Miner."6

Australian Dictionary of Biography

IRVING, MARTIN HOWY (1831-1912), professor, headmaster and civil servant, was born on 21 February 1831 at St Pancras, London, son of Edward Irving (1792-1834) and his wife Isabella, née Martin. His father was the famous Scots preacher who was declared a heretic by the Church of Scotland and founded the Irvingite or Catholic Apostolic Church; Thomas Carlyle called him 'the freest, brotherliest, bravest human soul mine ever came in contact with'. From King's College School, London, Martin won a Balliol College scholarship and matriculated in November 1848. He was the university junior mathematics scholar for 1850 and obtained first-class honours in classics and second-class in mathematics (B.A., 1853; M.A., 1856). He had signed the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England at matriculation, holding that subscription did not preclude his special witness as a member of the Catholic Apostolic Church, but he would not take holy orders as required for most Oxford fellowships. In 1854 he became classics master of the non-denominational City of London School.
In November 1855 Irving was chosen to succeed the first professor of 'Greek and Latin Classics with Ancient History' at the University of Melbourne. He arrived at Melbourne in 1856 and began teaching in July. Early next year his title was changed to professor of classical and comparative philology and logic. Although students were few, he delivered eighteen lectures a week in Greek, Latin, logic and English. In the final honours school he introduced rhetoric and aesthetics applied to English literature. In 1858 he successfully urged the examination for degree of students who were unable to attend lectures, but the council rejected his schemes for an associate in arts diploma for non-members of the university in 1857 and for the abolition of compulsory Greek for arts degrees in 1858. As an examiner of matriculation English, Greek, Latin, French and German he became an ally of schoolmasters advocating curriculum change.
In January 1871, with the offer of a higher salary and better accommodation for his large family, Irving became non-resident headmaster in charge of secular studies at Wesley College, Melbourne. A resident clerical president was responsible for religious education and the care of boarders. Under Irving the school achieved great success at public examinations. Numbers grew rapidly to a peak in 1873, not surpassed at Wesley until 1900. He deplored the low level of matriculation requirements and built a sixth form of boys staying at school after matriculation. He placed an Arnoldian stress on character formation and trust in the sixth form as 'a democracy of gentlemen'. In December 1875 he bought the Hawthorn Grammar School. Numbers doubled in his first year, new buildings followed and the school became one of the biggest in the colony. He continued to insist on English, arithmetic and Latin as studies most apt to develop 'the faculties of imagination and correct reasoning', but the school also offered Greek, mathematics, history, geography, chemistry and book-keeping. Games were stressed as 'an indication of a school's vigour'.
As a councillor in 1875-1900 and vice-chancellor from May 1887 to May 1889 Irving was an ardent university reformer. In the senate and council of the university he led a 'caucus', composed mainly of schoolmasters, who constantly challenged the administration of the chancellor, Sir Redmond Barry. In Barry's absence overseas, Irving attempted in vain to unseat the chancellor and not until Barry died in 1880 were new chairs instituted in natural philosophy, engineering, pathology, chemistry and English, French and German languages, while the addition at matriculation of natural science subjects and an honours standard marked the culmination of ten years' agitation. The 'caucus' caused Chancellor (Sir) William Stawell's resignation in 1882, but growing opposition to the influence of outside educational interests in the university delayed the appointment of a successor. Irving, a reluctant nominee, failed by one vote for the chancellorship in May 1887 when Dr Anthony Brownless was appointed in conservative reaction to the unstable years of factional strife.
Irving's equable temperament, administrative capacity, vitality and manifest probity inspired confidence. In 1872 he was offered the post of permanent head of the Victorian Department of Education. He was chairman of the Victorian board of the Australian Mutual Provident Society in 1878-84. Intended for the post of full-time, salaried vice-chancellor he was proposed by the University of Melbourne Council in 1888 but rejected by the professoriate. In February 1884 he was appointed one of the three foundation commissioners of the Public Service Board of Victoria, and left Hawthorn College in charge of his son, Edward. When the board was disbanded in 1893 Irving was granted a pension. He left Australia in 1900 and apart from a brief visit to Melbourne in 1906 lived in England. A devoted adherent of the Catholic Apostolic Church he died on 23 January 1912 among his fellow believers at Albury, Surrey.
Large and athletic, Irving had a commanding presence. James Froude, who had known his father, described 'the same finely-cut features, the same eager, noble and generous expressions' in the son but found him 'calmer and quieter'. Irving had won his college and the university sculls in 1852, and founded the University of Melbourne Boat Club in 1859, stroking the fours. He was a founder of Victorian amateur rowing. An expert rifle shot, he encouraged the sport in schools. He joined the Volunteer Rifles in 1862 and was lieutenant-colonel in command of the First Battalion Victorian Militia in 1884-90. He had married Caroline Mary Brueres in 1855; they had four sons and five daughters. She died in 1881 and on 6 July 1882 Irving married Mary Mowat; they had one son and three daughters. Two daughters of the first marriage, Margaret and Lilian, were principals of Lauriston Girls' School, Armadale, while a son, Godfrey George Irving (1867-1937), became deputy quartermaster general in the Australian army.7

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    Author: G. C. Fendley
    Print Publication Details: G. C. Fendley, 'Irving, Martin Howy (1831 - 1912)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4, Melbourne University Press, 1972, pp 462-464.
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Caroline Mary Bruyeres

F, #898, b. 3 Mar 1827, d. 16 Jun 1881
Married NameIrving. 
Birth*3 Mar 1827 Canterbury, Kent, England.1 
Marriage*10 Apr 1855 Spouse: Martin Howy Irving. Southampton, Hampshire, England, Jun Q [Southampton] 2c 65.2
 
Death*16 Jun 1881 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D4731 age 54 [par Henry Pringle BRUYERES & Anne Judith Laurie FEELOR].3 
Death-Notice*17 Jun 1881IRVING.—On the 16th inst., at the Grammar School, Hawthorn, Caroline Mary, the beloved wife of Martin Howy Irving.4 

Family

Martin Howy Irving b. 21 Feb 1831, d. 23 Jan 1912
Child 1.Frank Samuel Oswald Irving+ b. 4 May 1864, d. 1946

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  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1881 p1.
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