John Sayers Key

M, #1476
Marriage* Spouse: Maria Benbow.
 

Family

Maria Benbow
Children 1.John Benbow Key b. 1834, d. 23 Oct 1876
 2.Francis Thomas Key+ b. 1844, d. 3 Jan 1892
 3.Edward Henry Key b. 1844, d. 18 Oct 1882
Last Edited25 Jul 2017

Maria Benbow

F, #1477
Marriage* Spouse: John Sayers Key.
 
Married NameKey. 

Family

John Sayers Key
Children 1.John Benbow Key b. 1834, d. 23 Oct 1876
 2.Francis Thomas Key+ b. 1844, d. 3 Jan 1892
 3.Edward Henry Key b. 1844, d. 18 Oct 1882
Last Edited25 Jul 2017

Beaconsfield Reservoir

?, #1478

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Jun 1917: STATE RIVERS and WATER SUPPLY COMMISSON.
    TENDERS addressed Secretary, and marked "Tender for Beaconsfield Reservoir," will he received at Commission's Office, Melbourne, until noon 18th June, 1917, for EXCAVATION and PLACING of 81,000 c. yards of EARTHWORK at Beaconsfield Reservoir, Beaconsfield. Specifications at Commission's Office, Melbourne. Deposit, £20.
    5/6/17. M NALLY, Secretary.1
  • 3 Oct 1917: STATE RIVERS AND WATER SUPPLY COMMISSION.
    TENDERS, addressed to Secretary, marked "Tender for By-wash, Beaconsfield Reservoir," will be received at Commission's Office, Melbourne, until 3 p.m. 8th October, 1917 for EXCAVATING 2700 c. yards, in rock, at By-wash, Beaconsfield Reservoir. Plans and specifications at Commission's Office, Melbourne. Deposit £2.
    2/10/17. M. NALLY, Secretary.2
  • 12 Sep 1925: [Illustrated]
    MR. WILL FYFFE, THE COMEDIAN, IS A RENOWNED TROUT FISHER. HIS FRIEND. MR. FRANK ROCHE ORGANISED A FISHING PARTY AT BEACONSFIELD (V.) RESERVOIR, CONSISTING OF MESSRS. FYFFE, CHARLIE FYFFE, C. BEAUCHAMP, C. MURPHY, A. MACGUIRE, C. FORBES, AND MAT ELLIS.
    1. THE PARTY WITH THEIR TACKLE PREPARING FOR THE SPORT. 2. A PEEP AT THE RESERVOIR FROM THE TOP OF THE RISE.
    3. MR. WILL FYFFE PLAYING A TROUT. 4. AFTER THE DAYS SPORT.
    A very enjoyable day was passed, four fish being captured, the heaviest, 5lb. in weight, by the comedian. The party was under the direction of Sergeant Delarue.3
  • 30 Jun 1932: THE NEWMAN SOCIETY OF VICTORIA.
    The Newman Society of Victoria will hold its next walk on Sunday next, July 3, to the Beaconsfield Reservoir. Members and friends are asked to catch the 9.25 a.m. train from Flinders-street to Beaconsfield. The fare is 3/5 second return.4

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 6 Jun 1917, p16
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1623422
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 3 Oct 1917, p14
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1653546
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 12 Sep 1925, p83
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/140720006
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Advocate (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 30 Jun 1932, p11
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171794641
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John Benbow Key

M, #1479, b. 1834, d. 23 Oct 1876
Father*John Sayers Key
Mother*Maria Benbow
Birth*1834 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Martha Jane Morris.
 
Occupation*1869 Ginger Beer Manufacturer of Kilmore.2 
Death*23 Oct 1876 VIC, Australia, #D12894 (Age 42.)3 
Death-Notice*25 Oct 1876A.O.F. : COURT ROYAL ARTILLERY, 3767. - The Brethren of the above Court and Order are respectfully requested to follow the remains of their late Brother JOHN BENBOW KEY to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery, on Thursday, the 26th inst. Funeral to move from 210 Latrobe Street East, at 11 o'clock.4 
Probate (Will)*28 Nov 1876 15/297. Hotel Keeper. Sorrento.2 

Grave

  • Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Sacred to the memory of John Benbow KEY of Kilmore who died at Sorrento 22 Oct 1876, age 42 yrs.5

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of Birth: Mark."
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 15/297. Hotel Keeper. Sorrento.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "spouse: MORRIS Martha Jane
    Place of Birth: Mark."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Oct 1876, p8.
  5. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
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Martha Jane Morris

F, #1480
Married NameArkell. 
Married NameKey. 
Marriage* Spouse: John Benbow Key.
 
Marriage*1885 Spouse: Frederick George Arkell. VIC, Australia, #M3877.1
 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Nov 1876: SORRENTO. - Mrs. Key has removed to the company's CONTINENTAL HOTEL, and most respectfully solicits patronage and support. The extensive arrangements commenced by her late husband, Mr. John Benbow Key, will be fully carried out. Martha Jane Key, Manager.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3877."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Tue 14 Nov 1876, p8.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson McIvor

M, #1493, b. abt 1856, d. 1 Apr 1917
Birth*abt 1856 Leeds, Yorkshire, England, birth registered 1885? MCIVOR RALPH WALDO EME
# 564/3 776 Greenock Old or West.1 
Land-UBeac*18 Sep 1877Ralph Waldo Emerson McIvor selected land from the Crown. PAK-99. 19a 1r 18p - Land File 613/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 5161 10 Sep 1879, upset price £1/ac, valued at £59 10s. Crown grant to R. W. E. McIVOR on 10 Sep 1879.2,3 
Land-Note23 Oct 1878 Alfred May Mr Callanan, District Surveyor, Melbourne. Sir, We the undersigned selectors at Pakenham beg to point out that there are no accessible roads to our allotments, and request that you will open a road through allotment No 42 (Mr E G Smiths) and through allotment No 122 (I. Stevens); otherwise our selections are rendered utterly useless to us.
Alfred May, The Argus Office
R. W. Emerson MacIvor, 29 Queen St
Graham Mitchell, 106 Bourke St W.
PS Allotment 122 is being transferred from Stevens to Sutton and is unfenced.4 
Land-Note*19 Jun 1879 Graham Mitchell To the Honorable, The Minister of Lands, Melbourne. Sir, Being holders of Licenses under the 49 Section of the Lands Act 1869 situated in the Parish of Pakenham and having complied with the necessary conditions.
We now respectfully request that the said land be sold by public auction at the earliest possible date.
Graham Mitchell. Improvements: Fencing and sowing down
R W Emerson MacIvor. Improvements: Fencing and sowing down
John Robertson. Improvements: Fencing and sowing down.5 
Residence*10 Sep 1879 Selected Allot 99 Parish of Pakenham (19 acres.) 
(Witness) Notebt 1880 - 1881 Henry Marchant Moon. Members of the Australian Health Society. Other members Dr John Blair, Horatio Kelson, Mrs Henry Lawes, R W E MacIvor, Miss McCormick, Dr J E Neild.6 
Marriage*3 Apr 1889 Spouse: Susie Robertson MacKinley. St John's Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, England.
Marriage*Sep 1915 Spouse: Edith C Glen. Lambeth, London, England, Sep Q [Lambeth] 1d 1155.7
 
Death*1 Apr 1917 Hendon, Middlesex, England, Jun Q [Hendon] 3a 323 (Age 61.)8 
Land-Note*4 May 1956 PAK-99. State Rivers and Water Supply Commission State Rivers and Water Supply Commission has pursuant to section 57 of Transfer of Land Act 1954 served notification relating to the compulsory acquisition of the whole of the land comprised herein.9 
Land-Note9 May 1957 PAK-99. State Rivers and Water Supply Commission Title cancelled pursuant to Sec 54 Act 5842 - C/T 8152-818.10,11 
Anecdote*MacIvor, Ralph Waldo Emerson (c. 1852 - 1917)
Born c. 1852 United Kingdom
Died 1 April 1917
Occupation Agricultural chemist

Summary
Ralph Waldo E. MacIvor was a highly respected agricultural chemist, lecturer and prolific writer. He is known to have lectured at the University of Melbourne (Chemistry Department), Sydney Technical College (Agriculture Department) and in New Zealand and Scotland. MacIvor was educated in the United Kingdom becoming an Associate (1878) then Fellow (1883) of the Institute of Chemistry GBI and in 1889 became a member of the Society of Chemical Industry.

Published resources
Books
MacIvor, Ralph W. Emerson, The Chemistry of Agriculture, Stillwell, Melbourne, 1879, 275 pp.

Book Sections
MacIvor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'MacIvor's Improved Method of Disposing of and Utilizing Night-soil, and Extracting therefrom, and Converting the Same into, Merchantable Commodities (Patent: 20 March, 1886)', in Index to New South Wales Letters of Registration of Inventions, 1854 to July 1887, Government Printer, Sydney, 1891, p. 27.

Journal Articles
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Chloral and Chloral Hydrate', The Chemist and Druggist, with Australasian Supplement, vol. 1, 1878, pp. 20-21.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on the Corrosion of the Boilers of Locomotives', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 56, 1887, p. 201.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Bat Guano and Some Minerals Occurring Therein', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, pp. 215-216.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'The Exhaustion of Virgin Soils in Australasia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 25-26.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Gold and Native Antimony', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on Extensive Discoveries of Alum-Stone (Alunite) and Sulphur in New South Wales', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on the Occurrence of Epsomite on White Island, New Zealand', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 114.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on Extensive Discoveries of Alum-Stone (Alunite) and Sulphur in New South Wales', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'The Chemistry of the Onion as a Field Crop in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 95-96.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Occurrences of Chrome Iron Ore in Australasia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 1-2.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Gold and Native Antimony', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64.
Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Some Australian Indigenous Saline Fodder-Plants', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 33.
MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), MacIvor's Farmer's Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual, vol. -1, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1883, pp. 1-116.
MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), 'The Chemist in the Dairy', MacIvor's Farmers year Book. The Australasian Agricultural Annual, vol. -2, Cameron, Laing and Co, Melbourne, 1884, pp. 1-19.
MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), 'Australian Wood-Ash as Manure ', MacIvor's Farmer's Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual, 116 pp. Publ. by Cameron, Laing and Co., 112 Flinders Lane East, Melbourne, vol. -3, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1885, pp. 62-64.
MacIvor, R.W.E, 'On New Zealand Graphite', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, p. 125.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'On Perbromic Acid', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 33, 1876, p. 35.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemical Profession in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 37, 1878, p. 120.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Chemistry in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 39, 1879, p. 207.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemistry of Agriculture (a review of)', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 41, 1880, p. 250.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'MacIvor's Farmers' Annual', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 48, 1883, p. 93.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Fodder Plants and Grasses', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Annual, edited by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., Member Phys. Soc., London Publ. by Cameron, Laing and Co., 112 Flinders Lane east., Melbourne, no year given, but must be 1883, see 1884 vol., vol. 1, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1883, pp. 43-49.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemist in the Dairy', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual. Edited by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., Mem Phys Soc., London, publ. by Cameron, Laing & Co., 112 Flinders Lane East., Melbourne (xxiv + 132 pp), Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1884, pp. 1-32.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Rational Agriculture', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Annual, Ed. by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C, F.C.S., Mem. Phys. Soc., London, vol. 3, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1885, pp. 41-79.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Notes on a New Zealand Sulphur Island and Some Remarkable forms of Native sulphur', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 56, 1887, pp. 251-253.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Note on Bismuthic Gold ("Black Gold")', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, p. 191.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Note on the petroleum and native paraffin of New Zealand', The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, vol. 8, Society of Chemical Industry, London, 1889, p. 39.
MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Onions as a field-crop in Australia.', The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, vol. 8, Society of Chemical Industry, London, 1889, p. 294.

Online Resources
National Library of Australia, 'MacIvor, Ralph W Emerson (1852-1917)', Trove, National Library of Australia and the Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-882107.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Alexander McIVOR, 5 Craigside Place, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandAge 4 - Son
[par Alexander Mcivor & Jessie R Mcivor]13
2 Apr 1871Alexander McIvor (Age 58), 5 Bloomfield Place, Govan, Lanarkshire, ScotlandAge 15 - Son - with parents Alexander McIvor (58) Master In Seconer A Natural Philosoph, Jessie R Ros (34) born Cambusnethan, Lanark, Jessie Ros (12) born Edinburgh, Alfred Ros (10) born Edinburgh, Flora Ros (1) born Hillhead, Lanark14
5 Apr 1891Anderson's Hotel, St Dunstan in the West, London, EnglandAge 36 - Professor of Chemistry15
31 Mar 190110 Lamlash Street, Southwark, London, EnglandHead of Household: Ralph Waldo Emerson McIvor. Age 44 - Analytical Chemist
Member(s) of Household: Susie Robertson McIvor.16
2 Apr 1911St Thomas Hospital, Albert Embankment, London, EnglandAge 54 - Analytical Chemist (Metallurgy) - Patient17

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Nov 1876: THE NEW SHEEP DISEASE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,---In consequence of the unsatisfactory nature of the reports emanating from the Stock department, we have, at the request of several prominent stockholders, determined upon submitting the disease to a thorough investigation, with a view of ascertaining its cause, nature, and prevention. We desire that those gentlemen who have paid attention to the subject will furnish us with all the information in their power. All information tendered will be treated confidentially, as our object is simply to clear away all doubts as to the precise nature of a disease which tends to deteriorate the value of Victorian stock in the neighbouring colonies
    We are, &c.,
    GRAHAM MITCHELL, M.R.C.V.S.
    R. W. EMERSON McIVOR, M.P.S.L., F.G.C.S. &c. Graham Mitchell18
  • 6 Jun 1884: Eminent Lecturers.—No. 3.
    Professor R. W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S.
    Amongst the eminent lecturers who have afforded to Australian audiences the benefit of their talent, knowledge, and experience may very fairly be classed Mr. R. W. E. MacIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., who, although one of comparatively recent date amongst us, and one who deals specially with only a particu
    lar branch of applied science, has unquestionably made his mark, and made it too, with that class of the community which may be said to constitute one of the most important, if, indeed, not the most important elements of our national prosperity. We allude, of course, to the farming interest. As the Marquis of Normanby, our retiring Governor, and a gentleman of far-seeing intelligence, and of more than ordinary skill and judgment in the science of political economy, very wisely said in few, but pregnant words, the other day at the West Bourke Agricultural Show: " Agriculture is, in every country, the backbone of the country; " and again, a little later, " but in one way or the other, the backbone of the country is her soil," sentiments that were, it need hardly be said, cheered to the echo. But, whilst this much may, nay, must, be conceded, it is not the less a fact that in order to utilise the soil to the extent of its value, in order to bring it to its full fruition, in order, in brief, to render it the important factor in our national prosperity which nature intended it to be, it is necessary that our farmers should possess a comprehensive knowledge of the nature and composition of the crude material they have to operate upon, the best and most profitable method of treating it, the pabulum, so to speak, it requires to keep up its vigor, and the order and rotation of crops, which, while giving the best possible returns, shall not, at the same time, enfeeble its producing flowers, or injure its vitality. To this question, or rather to all these questions, has Mr. MaoIvor directed the attention of a trained mind, a capacious intellect, and a well-stored brain. He is a Yorkshireman by birth, and is at present 32 years of age, but during that comparatively short period of life he has studied, and learned much, and what is more to the purpose has put that much to the most advantage. Whilst yet a boy, or at the most, a youth, he studied chemistry, physics, and mathematics in Edinburgh and Glasgow, under some of the ablest professors of these sciences in Great Britain, and at the early age of 24 was appointed senior demonstrator of Chemistry and laboratory director under Professor Dittmar, at the Andersonian University, which position (one, by the way, of no mean grade in the scientific world) he held with credit to himself and benefit to those with whom he was brought into contact, until February, 1876, when he was chosen by Mr. (now the Hon. Sir) W. J. Clarke to come out to the Australian Colonies, and as a practical and theoretical agricultural chemist, to impart to the farmers of Australia by means of lectures, the benefit of the knowledge he had acquired, and the advice and information connected with the subjects with which they were most immediately concerned, which had been the
    outcome of his studies and experience. Mr. MacIvor has, since his arrival in the colonies, done good service to the agricultural interests of Australia by writing freely in various news papers and magazines, metropolitan and provincial, on agriculture, chemistry, and science generally, and his articles have not only been accepted as standard exponents of the subjects with which he dealt, by scientists and literary men, but have also been read with avidity by the farmers of all the colonies, very many of whom have, no doubt, put his suggestions to practical proof, and benefitted largely thereby. In March, 1878, Mr. MacIvor was entertained at a banquet by the farmers of the Ballarat shire, and presented with a handsome testimonial in recognition of the value of his services. In October, 1879, he published a work, " The Chemistry of Agriculture," which was received with such favor that it was republished by the Government of Queensland for gratuitous distribution amongst the farmers of that colony. He is also the author of numerous original papers on pure and applied chemistry, which have been read before some of the learned societies at home and in Germany. But his magnum opus, his great work in Australia, the one which has proved, and is proving, of incalculable service to the farming interest, is unquestionably the handbook known as "MacIvor's Farmers' Annual," first published in 1883, and containing a vast fund of practical information of the very highest class on all subjects connected with crops, farm pests, sheep, soil, dairy, and domestic veterinary practice. The circulation of the work has been immense, and in order to add to its value, the present (1884) edition contains as an addendum an abstract written in popular language, of the Land, Fencing, Branding,
    and other Acts useful to settlers and cattle breeders. Chiefly, however, is Mr. MacIvor known in the up country parts of the colonies as a lecturer on agricultural chemistry and practice, and cognate subjects, and the announcement of his appearance on the platform at any place has invariably been the signal for the "roll-up" of the farmers of the district, who have listened to his remarks with the utmost attention, and, doubtless, greatly benefitted there from. The amount of good, done may be faintly estimated from the fact that he has, throughout the length and breadth of the land delivered something like 900 lectures, which, beside his constant literary work and his voluminous correspondence is no mean task for one man to have performed. As a lecturer, Mr. MacIvor is clear, terse (almost epigrammatical), and precise. His language, although expressive of the finest shades of meaning, is never inflated nor pedantic, but is suoh as may be easily understood, even by the most unlearned among his audience. He has a good presence, a full, yet penetrating, voice, and a telling manner of delivery. Besides having the benefit of a thorough knowledge of his subject, he never ventures to deliver a lecture without having made himself master of it, even to the smallest details, and having so arranged it in his mind that it flows forth in natural sequence, without the too-common blemishes of over-diffuseness or repetition.
    Mr. MacIvor is a member of the Central Board of Health, Melbourne, fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland, member of the Physical and Mineralogical Societies of England, fellow of the Chemical Societies of London and Berlin, and of the Royal Geographical and Linnæan Societies of London. Mr. MacIvor has recently been
    offered, and has accepted, the position of lecturer on agriculture at the Technical College, Sydney, a portion of his duties being to lecture throughout the colony. Victoria's loss is New South Wales' gain.19
  • 7 Mar 1885: SCHOOL OF ARTS HALL. Friday Evening and Saturday Afternoon. A LECTURE will be given in the above Hall, on the dates named, on 'Sound Farming,'
    R. W. EMERSON McIVOR, M.A. F.R.G.S., R.S.E., F.I.C.F. etc., Instructor in Agriculture, Technical College, Sydney.20
  • 27 Apr 1885: THE AUSTRALASIAN HOME AND FARM MANUAL.
    The above is a very valuable work to all engaged in Agricultural and Horticultural Pursuits, treating of these subjects in all their various branches. It is edited by Professor R. W. Emerson Mcivor, a gentleman who was engaged in Scotland by Sir W. J. Clarke for the express purpose of lecturing throughout Victoria on Agriculture and its Chemistry ; he has since travelled over large portions of the colonies, and now occupies the position of Lecturer on Agriculture under the Board of Technical Education of New South Wales, so that he is indeed well qualified to edit such a widely useful work as the above.
    The following are a few Tasmanian testimonials to the general excellence of the book :
    From the Honorable John Wallop, private secretary to His Excellency Sir G. C. Strahan. Government House, Hobart. April 14, 1885.
    I am desired by His Excellency to say that he has much pleasure in heading your list of subscribers to the Home and Farm Manual. Yours faithfully,
    (Signed) JOHN WALLOP.
    Lands and Works Office,

    Hobart, Aprd 17, 1885.
    Having looked through the specimen copy of The Home and Farm Manual, edited by Professor Mcivor, I find that it contains a large amount of information useful to agriculturists and stockowners generally : an excellent work of reference for the country.
    (Signed) NICHOLAS J. BROWN,
    President Agricultural Society.

    From A. Riddoch, Esq., M.H.A., one of the oldest and most successful agriculturists of Tasmania.
    I have carefully looked over the Home and Farm Manual, and can confidently recommend it as a thoroughly practical work.
    (Signed) A. RIDDOCH. Hobart, April 16, 1885.

    The Grove, Glenorchy, April 20, 1885.
    The Home and Farm Manual contains a large fund of information that must prove valuable to all engaged in pastoral, agricultural, and horticultural pursuits.
    S. P. H. WRIGHT.21
  • 6 May 1887: THE UTILISATION OF NIGHT-SOIL.-We are informed that Mr. R. W. Emerson McIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., has written to this colony to say that he has sold his patent process for the disposal und utilisation of night-soil to the French Government for the sum of £18,000. Excepting only a slight addition, the process is the same as that for which the New South Wales Pondrette and Ammonia Manufacturing Co., Limited, hold all rights in the colony. -Sydney Tribune.22
  • 31 Aug 1889: BONE BUST ! BONE DUST! J. B. SCOTT, OF THE Britannia Bone Mills, SANDRIDGE,
    Begs to inform Farmers, Gardeners and others that he still continues to manufacture the same genuine article which has been so extensively used by Practical Men for more than Twenty Years, who can testify to the efficacy and superiority of SCOTTS BONE MANURES, for which the only Silver Medal awarded at the International Exhibition for excellence in Bone Dust was obtained by him, with the following certificate :—
    London International Exhibition, 1873—Melbourne Exhibition, 1872-73.
    This is to certify that Mr. J. B. Scott, of Sandridge, has been awarded a Silver Medal for excellence in Bone Dust.
    Melbourne, January, 1873. G. C. LEVEY.
    29 Queen-street, Melbourne, 26th May, 1884.
    To J. B. Scott, Sandridge.
    Dear Sir,—On the eve of my departure from Victoria to occupy the post of Lecturer on Agriculture at the Technical College, Sydney, I must say your Bone Dust has often passed through my hands without your influence, and never have I found it to be otherwise than of first class quality. During my eight years' residence in this colony I have played the part of detective in the Manure Market, but my search for adulteration in this material from your factory was search in vain.— I remain, yours very truly,
    R. W. EMERSON MacIVOR, F.I.C., F.C.S., &c.
    Lecturer on Agriculture, Technical College, Sydney, N.S.W.
    -----
    GRICE, SUMNER & CO.'S PRICE LIST for SEASON 1888, OF MALDEN ISLAND GUANO
    (MANUFACTURED FROM MALDEN ISLAND GUANO), and SUPERPHOSPHATE OF LIME COMPOUND MANURES
    (Manufactured from directions obtained from R. W. Emerson M'Ivor, Esq., A.I.C., F.C.S., &c.
    Guano : Per ton.
    Cash, if paid within one month .. £6 523
  • 25 Nov 1889: VICTORIAN LEADWORKS SYNDICATE.
    Mr. R. W. Emerson McIvor, chemist, formerly of Melbourne, states that he has formed a Victorian Leadworks Syndicate, with a capital of £100,000.24
  • 28 Jul 1890: NEW COMPANIES. Scrip in the McIvor White-lead Co. and the Edinburgh and Ballarat Gold Mining Co. has been fully allotted.
    [Mr. R. W. Emerson McIvor, formerly of Melbourne, patented a process for the manufacture of white lead, which it is alleged, will effect a revolution in that industry. The company has a capital of £250,000]25

Citations

  1. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes.
  2. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). 613/49 RALPH WE MACIVOR PAKENHAM 20--0--0 VPRS 5714/P0000/1356.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-697 - Ralph Waldo Emerson MacIvor of Melbourne.
  4. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3905
    847/49 ISAAC STEPHENS PAKENHAM 97 19--3--16. 1876 - 1879
    847/49 ISAAC STEPHENS PAKENHAM 20--0--0. 1874 - 1874.
  5. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). Land File 565/49 (1880 map). - Land file not indexed, appears to be stuck to other file?
  6. [S221] Unknown author, Book: Miscellaneous, Australian Sanitary Tracts 1882.
  7. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  8. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Jun Q [Hendon] 3a 323 (Age 61)."
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-697 - State Rivers and Water Supply Commission has pursuant to section 57 of Transfer of Land Act 1954 served notification relating to the compulsory acquisition of the whole of the land comprised herein.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1154-697 - Title cancelled pursuant to Sec 54 Act 5842 - C/T 8152-818.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8152-818 - State Rivers and Water Supply Commission to Melbourne Water 17 Aug 2000.
  12. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.eoas.info/biogs/P004845b.htm
  13. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts; ED: 28; Page: 11; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1861_129."
  14. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Govan; ED: 19; Page: 12; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1871_144."
  15. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG12; Piece: 238; Folio: 137; Page: 17; GSU roll: 6095348."
  16. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Class: RG13; Piece: 370; Folio: 52; Page: 43."
  17. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Nov 1876, p7.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic.), Fri 6 Jun 1884, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70746579
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW), 7 Mar 1885, p3.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), 27 Apr 1885, p3.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), 6 May 1887, p2.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 31 Aug 1889, p45
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article198058032
  24. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), 25 Nov 1889, p3.
  25. [S14] Newspaper - The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.), 28 Jul 1890, p3.
Last Edited26 Mar 2020

Charles Richard Ricketts

M, #1494, b. 21 Jan 1834, d. 16 Jun 1927
Birth*21 Jan 1834 Deal or Petham, Kent, England.1 
Marriage*11 Aug 1859 Spouse: Anne Butcher. New Street Methodist Church, Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M3283.2
 
Land-UBeac*14 Jul 1904 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 1.2.16.17). Transfer from Henry Holmes to Charles Richard Ricketts. 9a 1r 4 2/10p.3 
Land-Note*22 Jul 1904 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373: Mortgagee: Charles Richard Ricketts Henry Holmes. Took out a mortgage - discharged 17 Aug 1918.4 
Land-UBeac2 Apr 1908 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts, John Tyler, John George Lewis. J T Shanks donated some of the land for a non-denominational church - called the Mission Hall. Four local men were registered as owners (incl Shanks.)5 
Land-UBeac*17 Aug 1918 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from Charles Richard Ricketts to Alice Elizabeth Cation. 9a 1r 4 2/10p - Lots 1 + 2 + 16 + 17.6 
Death*16 Jun 1927 Thornbury, VIC, Australia, #D7149 age 92 [par George Johnston RICKETTS & Ann MORRIS].7 
Death-Notice*17 Jun 1927RICKETTS.—On the 16th June, at the residence of his son-in-law (F Chandler), 126 Rossmoyne street, Thornbury, Charles Richard, loved husband of Ann and father of Walter (S Africa), Margaret (Mrs Andrews), Alice (Mrs. Cation), Annie (deceased), Edward, Edith (Mrs Chandler), Ethel (Mrs Lewis), aged 92 years. A colonist of 72 years.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Anne Ricketts. With Ethel Maude Ricketts.9,10,11,12
bt 1914 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Anne Ricketts.13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24

Grave

  • WES B 0036, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Charles, beloved husband of Ann RICKETTS d 15 Jun 1927, aged 92 years also the above Ann RICKETTS, d 6 Jan 1929, aged 91 years, also their daughter Annie RICKETTS, d 6 Dec 1891, aged 22 years.25,26

Family

Anne Butcher b. 1838, d. 6 Jan 1929
Children 1.Alice Elizabeth Ricketts b. 15 Nov 1866, d. 1958
 2.Ethel Maude Ricketts b. 1879, d. 21 Feb 1967

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Feb 1908: BEACONSFIELD UPPER- About two years ago half an acre of land was given by Mr J T Shanks as a site for a mission hall at North Beaconsfield. On Thursday evening the deeds of the land (on which a building now stands) were signed by the trustees. John Thomas Shanks John Tyler John George Lewis27
  • 16 Aug 1919: RICKETTS—BUTCHER.—[Diamond Wedding.]—On the 11th August, 1859, at the Wesleyan Church, North Brighton, Vic., by the Rev. E. King, Charles Richard, second son of George J. and Ann Ricketts of Walmer, Kent, England, to Ann, only surviving daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Butcher, of Aldington, Kent, England. Present address—Beaconsfield Upper.28
  • 14 Nov 1924: BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-The 21st anniversary of the Baptist Church at North Beaconsfield was held on November 9 and 10. The Rev. T. P. Trinham, of Ivanhoe, preached in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, and on Monday evening the Rev. James Wilson presided at the social gathering. An interesting report by the aged president (Mr. Ricketts) was read by the secretary, followed by the treasurer's statement with a balance to credit. Rev Thomas Perry Trinham Rev James Wilson29
  • 15 Aug 1925: RICKETTS-BUTCHER. - On the 11th August, 1859, at New street Methodist Church, Brighton, by the Rev. Edward King, Charles R. Ricketts to Ann Butcher, late of Auburn grove, Auburn. (Present address, Beaconsfield North.) Anne Butcher30

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Evans Family Tree - owner melaniemargaret.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3283."
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2203-445 - Henry Holmes to Charles Richard Ricketts of "Grandview" Beaconsfield Upper Gardener.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2203-445.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Charles Richard Ricketts Gentleman, John Thomas Shanks Farmer, John Tyler Orchardist and John George Lewis Orchardist - C/T 3263-560.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2203-445 - Charles Richard Ricketts to Alice Elizabeth Cation of Upper Beaconsfield Gentlewoman - C/T 4141-026.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg Northcote."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 17 Jun 1927, p1.
  9. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  12. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  13. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  14. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  15. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  16. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  17. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  18. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  19. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  20. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  21. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  22. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  23. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  24. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  25. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Also Annie RICKETTS aged 22, service 5 Nov 1891.
  26. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  27. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Feb 1908, p9.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Aug 1919, p11.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 14 Nov 1924, p17.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Aug 1925 p17.
Last Edited15 Jan 2021

Anne Butcher

F, #1495, b. 1838, d. 6 Jan 1929
Married NameRicketts. 
Birth*1838 Aldington, Kent, England.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel23 Jul 1859 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Assisted Immigrant on Telegraph employed by Thomas PRICKETT [?], Brighton for a term of three years at a wage of £25.
The employer may have been Thomas Johnson RICKETTS, an uncle of Charles Richard RICKETTS.

Age 22 - Housemaid.2 
Marriage*11 Aug 1859 Spouse: Charles Richard Ricketts. New Street Methodist Church, Brighton, VIC, Australia, #M3283.3
 
Widow16 Jun 1927Anne Butcher became a widow upon the death of her husband Charles Richard Ricketts.4 
Death*6 Jan 1929 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D2853 (Age 91) [par BUTCHER].5 
Death-Notice*7 Jan 1929RICKETTS.—On the 6th January, Anne, relict of Charles Richard, and loved mother of Frederick (deceased), Walter, Margaret, Alice, Annie (deceased), Edward, Edith, and Ethel, in her 92nd year.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1908 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Richard Ricketts. With Ethel Maude Ricketts.7,8,9,10
bt 1914 - 1927Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Richard Ricketts.11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22

Grave

  • WES B 0036, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Charles, beloved husband of Ann RICKETTS d 15 Jun 1927, aged 92 years also the above Ann RICKETTS, d 6 Jan 1929, aged 91 years, also their daughter Annie RICKETTS, d 6 Dec 1891, aged 22 years.23,24

Family

Charles Richard Ricketts b. 21 Jan 1834, d. 16 Jun 1927
Children 1.Alice Elizabeth Ricketts b. 15 Nov 1866, d. 1958
 2.Ethel Maude Ricketts b. 1879, d. 21 Feb 1967

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Aug 1925: RICKETTS-BUTCHER. - On the 11th August, 1859, at New street Methodist Church, Brighton, by the Rev. Edward King, Charles R. Ricketts to Ann Butcher, late of Auburn grove, Auburn. (Present address, Beaconsfield North.) Charles Richard Ricketts25

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Alexandra Tree - Owner: Peter_Frampton.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3283."
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "reg Northcote."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 Jan 1929, p1.
  7. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  8. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  9. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  10. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  14. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  15. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  16. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  17. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  18. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  19. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  20. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  21. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  22. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  23. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,
    Also Annie RICKETTS aged 22, service 5 Nov 1891.
  24. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Boroondara Memorial Inscriptions compiled by Port Philip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
  25. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 15 Aug 1925 p17.
Last Edited23 Mar 2017
 

NOTE

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

Some individuals may be featured because members of their family were associated with the Upper Beaconsfield area, even though they themselves never lived here.