Oliver Lecky

M, #15721, b. c 1771, d. 28 Jan 1840
Father*Oliver Lecky b. c 1740
Mother*Anne Sproule
Note* Oliver Lecky, whose daughter Isabella married James Mathewson, Jun, and who himself married Anne Sproule, sister of "the Nabob," seems to have been of some account socially. There was a governess in the home of his son Oliver. I have heard that he was descended from the Laird of Laskie, who fled to Ireland, but I failed to find proof of the kinship.1 
Birth*c 1771 Melmount, Strabane, Ireland.2,3 
Marriage* Spouse: Rebecca Porter. Ireland.2
 
Anecdote*18 Feb 182918 Feb 1829: Bargain and sale for lives by Joseph Alexander Snr. & Jnr., Londonderry City to Oliver Leckey, Melmount, Co. Tyrone of part of Ballybegley, par. All Saints, Co. Donegall.
Consideration: £1139.2.5.4 
Death*28 Jan 1840 Coalisland, Tyrone, Ireland.2,5 
Death-Notice*7 Feb 1840On Tuesday, the 28th ult, after a lingering illness, at the residence of his son-in-law, William Lecky Esq, Coalisland, Oliver Lecky Esq, formerly of Strabane, a gentleman greatly esteemed for his clearness of head, goodness of heart & general uprightness of character.5 

Family

Rebecca Porter b. 1791, d. 25 Jan 1848
Children 1.Robert Lecky
 2.Catherine Lecky+ b. 1812, d. 13 Apr 1843
 3.Oliver Lecky+ b. 1818, d. 2 Jan 1872

Newspaper-Articles

  • 29 Mar 1833, TO BE LET OR SOLD, THE desirable and healthy RESIDENCE of MELLMOUNT, within half a mile of Strabane, with either 33 or 21 Acres of prime LAND. The House is large and commodious, and fit for the reception of a respectable family. It contains Breakfast and Dining Parlours, Drawing-Room, and Seven Bed-Rooms, together with Cellars and Servants' Apartments, &c. There is a well enclosed YARD, with COACH-HOUSE and suitable OFFICES, STORES; an excellent GARDEN and ORCHARD in full bearing. The Property is held by Lease renewable for ever. For further particulars, application to be made to the Subscriber, or to WILLIAM LECKY, Esq. COALISLAND.
    OLIVER LECKY. MELLMOUNT, STRABANE, March, 1833. (4816

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ied/records/49875
    Extract of a Letter from Jack Elder, Ont. Canada to J. F. Caldwell, Belfast
    PRONI T1264/3; CMSIED 9804825 - 1928.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry World Tree: Ronald Selke (info not verified).
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://sproulegenealogy.blogspot.com.au/…
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.nationalarchives.ie/PDF/…
  5. [S14] Newspaper - [The Reformer, 7 Feb 1840, & Belfast Newsletter, Feb 1840]
    www.irishancestors.ie Smythe-Wood-Series-A.pdf.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Belfast News-Letter (Antrim), 29 Mar 1833, p3; also 5 Apr 1833.
Last Edited3 Mar 2019

James Lecky

M, #15722, b. c 1803, d. 17 Feb 1884
Father*James Lecky b. 1772, d. 11 Apr 1831
Mother*Catherine Wilson
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Related* James Lecky James LECKY (b1803) Officer? may be the uncle of James LECKY (b1834) - not yet proven. 
(Witness) Related Stewart Lecky (15794) / William Lecky (15717) / James Lecky (15722) / John Lecky (16031) - somehow related??? - could be all sons of James LECKY 1772-1831 (15783.) 
Birth*c 1803 Ireland.1 
Marriage*b 1828 Spouse: Elizabeth Wood. Tyrone, Ireland.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJul 1841 Sailing with Elizabeth Lecky, Eleanor Lecky, Sarah Ann Lecky, William Lecky, Robert Lecky, Mary Lecky, James Lecky to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship England sailing from Liverpool
Age 38.3 
Death*17 Feb 1884 Cranbourne, VIC, Australia, #D917 (Age 81) [par James LECKY & Catherine WILSON].1 
Death-Notice*19 Feb 1884LECKY. -On the 17th inst, at his residence, Cranbourne-house, Cranbourne, James Lecky, J.P., aged 81 years.4 
Probate (Will)*27 Mar 1884 27/327. James LECKY Date of grant: 27 Mar 1884; Date of death: 17 Feb 1884; Occupation: Farmer; Residence: Cranbourne.5


 

Grave

  • Graves 992/993, Cranbourne Cemetery, Cranbourne, VIC, Australia

Family

Elizabeth Wood b. c 1802, d. 18 Nov 1891
Child 1.Sarah Ann Lecky+ b. 21 Jan 1830, d. 16 Aug 1880

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Oct 1835, TO BE LET, FROM THE FIRST NOVEMBER NEXT, THAT HOUSE in COALISLAND, at present occupied by Mr. JAMES LECKY, situated on the Bank of the Canal. The House is in good repair, and fit for the reception of a respectable family. There is attached to it a large YARD, and a STORE capable of containing 50 to 70 Tons of Grain. For farther particulars, apply on the Premises, or to Mr. WILLIAM M'DONNELL, Dungannon. 15th Sept. 1835. (To be inserted once a fortnight.) (6686
  • 27 Feb 1884, DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST.
    The funeral of the late James Lecky, Esq., J.P., one of the oldest residents of Cranbourne, took place on Wednesday last. Deceased will have been well and favorably known to most of our readers as he always took a prominent part in local affairs, and was always found ready to assist in any movement for the general good. He was of a genial disposition, and endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact. He was a genuine sterling man ; careful in forming opinions, but when formed he would uphold them vigorously. He was mixed up in the management of the public affairs of Cranbourne since the establishment of local self-government, and discharged his public duties in a gentlemanly manner. For many years he was elected President, year after year, which showed the con fidence confided in him by his fellow workers in local matters. He was also one of the first magistrates appointed, which position he held until his death. His purse was always open when required, and he will be missed very much. The respect and esteem in which the deceased gentleman was held was evidenced by the number of people from all the surround ing distriets who followed his remains to their last resting place in the Cranbourne cemetery, the cortege being at least three-quarters of a mile in length, and was comprised of over fifty vehicles and an equal number of horsemen. In the township all places of business were closed, and as the funeral passed the bells of the various churches were tolled. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. A. Duff who paid a high tribute to the memory of the deceased in an affecting speech, wherein he extolled his many good qualities and actions throughout a long and blameless life.7
  • 8 Jun 1935, PASTORAL PIONEERS - By R.I.B. and A.S.K. - JAMES LECKY - No. 77
    JAMES LECKY, of the historian's family, came out to Australia and made a name as a Clydesdale studmaster. He bred the Thane of Fife, Black Douglas, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charlie, and Princess Maud, all early show celebrities of Port Phillip. Lecky was aged 40 when with his wife and six children he sailed from Liverpool on April 4, 1841, in the England, a vessel of 939 tons, commanded by John Thompson. After a voyage full of incident, but not unduly protracted, the England arrived at Melbourne on July 18. The ship sailed with 450 passengers, but 18 died on the way out, and there were six births. The Lecky family came through intact, although the odds were against James, the younger, a child of only five months at the time of embarkation. "Young James" still survives.
    When the Lecky family arrived the lands of the Yarra near Heidelberg and on the Plenty River were in course of subdivision. Edward Green was cutting up Greensborough, and George Porter had sold land on the Lower Plenty. Lecky bought some of the Greensborough land and stayed there for a few years. Then in 1846, from J. B. Quarry, he purchased Gin Gin Beau, a compact run of 7,000 acres, two miles south-east of Berwick. Gin Gin Beau could be reached nowadays in little more than an hour, but the Leckys took nearly a week in their bullock dray to travel to their new property, and the journey was troublesome, but the discomforts of the bullock dray were soon forgotten when they reached the comfortable homestead which the former owner had built. There James Lecky, senior, spent the rest of his days. He died in 1884.
    Lecky became one of the leading figures among the horsebreeders of Australia, and he was instrumental in bringing into existence the Cranbourne Road Board, known for years as the Model Road Board of the colony. The first chairman of the board was Dr. James Adams, and other members were James Bruce, Richard Chomley, Edward Molloy, Alexander Pat- terson, Christopher Peed, and John Helder Wedge. When in 1868 the board was converted into a shire, Lecky became the first president.
    Lecky's horses were known throughout the colony. He competed successfully against such men as George Block, Alexander Patterson, the Wedges, the Rossiters, and Dr. Bathe. It was said that James Lecky's horses were the best in the local market, which had been exploited before almost entirely by Tasmanian breeders. In his horse-breeding enterprise he was assisted actively by his sons, two of whom, James and Robert, established a lighthorse stud, and owned the famous sire Starlight. J. and R. Lecky were successful frequently on the Turf with horses of their own breeding. One year they were second in the list of winners. James Lecky, junior, who lost his two sons at the war, is the only surviving member bearing the pioneer's name, but there are many descendants from the daughters of James Lecky, senior.
    'This series of articles was begun in "The Argus" on August 14, 1934, and was transferred to "The Australasian" on October 6.)8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D917 (Age 81) [par James LECKY & Catherine WILSON]."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D14731 (Age 88) , son of James Lecky Catherine Wilson,."
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), England 1 25.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Feb 1884 page 1.
  5. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P2 unit 161, item 27/327
    VPRS 28/ P0 unit 322, item 27/327
    VPRS 7591/ P2 unit 89, item 27/327.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Belfast News-Letter (Antrim), 16 Oct 1835, p3.
  7. [S12] Newspaper - SBM Journal 27 Feb 1884, p2.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 8 Jun 1935, p4.
Last Edited5 Mar 2019

Elizabeth Wood

F, #15723, b. c 1802, d. 18 Nov 1891
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Married NameLecky. 
Birth*c 1802 Ireland.1 
Marriage*b 1828 Spouse: James Lecky. Tyrone, Ireland.1
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJul 1841 Sailing with James Lecky, Eleanor Lecky, Sarah Ann Lecky, William Lecky, Robert Lecky, Mary Lecky, James Lecky to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship England sailing from Liverpool
Age 38 - as Eliza.2 
Widow17 Feb 1884Elizabeth Wood became a widow upon the death of her husband James Lecky.3 
Death*18 Nov 1891 Broomhedge, Cranbourne, VIC, Australia, #D14731 (Age 88.)1  
Death-Notice*21 Nov 1891LECKY.-On the 18th inst., at her residence, Broomhedge, Cranbourne, Elizabeth, widow of the late James Lecky, in her 89th year.4 

Grave

  • Graves 992/993, Cranbourne Cemetery, Cranbourne, VIC, Australia

Family

James Lecky b. c 1803, d. 17 Feb 1884
Child 1.Sarah Ann Lecky+ b. 21 Jan 1830, d. 16 Aug 1880

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D14731 (Age 88). "
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), England 1 25.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D917 (Age 81) [par James LECKY & Catherine WILSON]."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 November 1891 page 1.
Last Edited1 Mar 2019

Sarah Ann Lecky

F, #15725, b. 21 Jan 1830, d. 16 Aug 1880
Father*James Lecky b. c 1803, d. 17 Feb 1884
Mother*Elizabeth Wood b. c 1802, d. 18 Nov 1891
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Married NameCrichton.1 
Birth*21 Jan 1830 Coalisland, Tyrone, Ireland.2,3 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJul 1841 Sailing with James Lecky, Elizabeth Lecky, Eleanor Lecky, William Lecky, Robert Lecky, Mary Lecky, James Lecky to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship England sailing from Liverpool
Age 10.4 
Marriage*1865 Spouse: William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton. VIC, Australia, #M2803.1
 
Death*16 Aug 1880 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D8012 (Age 51.)2,3 
Death-Notice*19 Aug 1880CREICHTON.—On the 16th inst., at Gembrook, Sarah, the beloved wife of Alexander Creichton.5 

Family

William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton b. 1835, d. 28 Sep 1921
Children 1.William Frederick Crichton b. 1866, d. 20 Feb 1956
 2.Elizabeth Jane Crichton+ b. 1869, d. 1956
 3.John Alexander Crichton b. 1871, d. 31 Dec 1953

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M2803."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D8012 (Age 51) [par James LECKEY & Eliz WOODS]."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/…
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), England 1 25.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Aug 1880, p1.
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton

M, #15731, b. 1835, d. 28 Sep 1921
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Birth*1835 Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 
Marriage*1865 Spouse: Sarah Ann Lecky. VIC, Australia, #M2803.2
 
Widower16 Aug 1880William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton became a widower upon the death of his wife Sarah Ann Lecky.3,1 
Land-UBeac*5 Oct 1920 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part). Transfer from Henry Polwhele Godfrey to William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton. 20a 0r 0p + 7a 0r 25p.4 
Death*28 Sep 1921 Emerald, VIC, Australia, #D9660 (Age 86) [par John CRICHTON & Jean WYLLIE].5 
Land-Note*6 Oct 1922 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part): Alexander Crichton died on 28th September 1921. Probate has been granted to William Frederick Crichton of Warwick Queensland and John Alexander Crichton of Gembrook.6 

Family

Sarah Ann Lecky b. 21 Jan 1830, d. 16 Aug 1880
Children 1.William Frederick Crichton b. 1866, d. 20 Feb 1956
 2.Elizabeth Jane Crichton+ b. 1869, d. 1956
 3.John Alexander Crichton b. 1871, d. 31 Dec 1953

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/…
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M2803."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D8012 (Age 51) [par James LECKEY & Eliz WOODS]."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 971-022 + C/T 3763-488 - Alexander Crichton of Gembrook West Gentleman.
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "C/T 971-022 + C/T 3763-488 - Alexander Crichton died on 28th September 1921. Probate has been granted to William Frederick Crichton of Warwick Queensland and John Alexander Crichton of Gembrook."
Last Edited31 May 2018

Elizabeth Jane Crichton

F, #15732, b. 1869, d. 1956
Father*William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton b. 1835, d. 28 Sep 1921
Mother*Sarah Ann Lecky b. 21 Jan 1830, d. 16 Aug 1880
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Married NameMcGowan.1 
Birth*1869 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B924.2 
Marriage*19 Jan 1889 Spouse: Samuel Benson McGowan. Gembrook, VIC, Australia, #M435.3
 
Marriage-Notice*2 Feb 1889McGOWAN-CRICHTON.—On the 19th Jan., at Gembrook, by the Rev. Dr. Torrance, Samuel Benson, eldest son of the late S. W. McGowan, to Elizabeth, only daughter of Alexander Crichton, of Gembrook.4 
Widow2 Dec 1905Elizabeth Jane Crichton became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Benson McGowan.5 
Death*1956 QLD, Australia, 1956/C4571 [par Alexander CRICHTON & Sarah LECKY].5 

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/…
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B924."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 2 Feb 1889, p49
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139696258
  5. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

John Alexander Crichton

M, #15733, b. 1871, d. 31 Dec 1953
Father*William Alexander 'Sandy' Crichton b. 1835, d. 28 Sep 1921
Mother*Sarah Ann Lecky b. 21 Jan 1830, d. 16 Aug 1880
ChartsDescendants of James LECKY of Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Birth*1871 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #B21644.1 
(Witness) Land-Note6 Oct 1922 GEM--26 + GEM--27 (part): Alexander Crichton died on 28th September 1921. Probate has been granted to William Frederick Crichton of Warwick Queensland and John Alexander Crichton of Gembrook.2 
Death*31 Dec 1953 Lilydale, VIC, Australia.3 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B21644."
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "C/T 971-022 + C/T 3763-488 - Alexander Crichton died on 28th September 1921. Probate has been granted to William Frederick Crichton of Warwick Queensland and John Alexander Crichton of Gembrook."
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/…
Last Edited19 Jun 2019

Georgina Charlotte Walstab1

F, #15734, b. 1873
Father*Arthur Walstab1 b. 1844, d. 5 Sep 1899
Mother*Emma Jane Hollis1 b. 1846, d. 29 Jun 1924
Birth*1873 Boroondara, VIC, Australia, #B2952.1 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited23 Oct 2016

Harry Walstab1

M, #15735, b. 1878, d. 1953
Father*Arthur Walstab1 b. 1844, d. 5 Sep 1899
Mother*Emma Jane Hollis1 b. 1846, d. 29 Jun 1924
Birth*1878 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #B7020.1 
Death*1953 Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D14549 (Age 75.)1 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited23 Oct 2016

James Richardson1

M, #15736, b. 1837, d. 11 Jun 1916
Probate (Will)* James Richardson. Butcher. Berwick. 11 Jun 1916. 145/342.2 
Birth*18371 
Marriage* Spouse: Robena Brown.1
 
Land-Berwick14 Jan 1879 BER-18 (part). Transfer from James Gibb to James Richardson. 4a - 75878 - see C/T 1083-433.3 
Land-Berwick20 May 1886 BER-18 (part). Transfer from James Gibb to James Richardson. 5a - 169142 - see C/T 1822-313.4 
Widower1916He became a widower upon the death of his wife Robena Brown.1 
Death*11 Jun 1916 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D4643 (Age 79) [par George RICHARDSON].1 

Grave

  • 5-281-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Richardson James 1916 80 hus/ Robina, our father Richardson Robina 1916 81 wife/ James, our mother5

Family

Robena Brown b. 1835, d. 1916
Child 1.James Richardson+6 b. 1869, d. 13 Jul 1953

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 637; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 546.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1000-992 - C/T 1083-433 - James Richardson of Berwick Carrier.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1000-992 - C/T 1822-313 - James Richardson.
  5. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-281-B Richardson J. M 80 13-06-16 566
    5-281-B Richardson R. F 81 25-06-16 568.
  6. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "mother as Robenia BROWN."
Last Edited10 Mar 2019

Robena Brown1

F, #15737, b. 1835, d. 1916
Married NameRichardson.1 
Birth*18351 
Marriage* Spouse: James Richardson.1
 
Death*1916 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D4647 (Age 81) [par John BROWN].1 

Grave

  • 5-281-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Richardson James 1916 80 hus/ Robina, our father Richardson Robina 1916 81 wife/ James, our mother2

Family

James Richardson b. 1837, d. 11 Jun 1916
Child 1.James Richardson+3 b. 1869, d. 13 Jul 1953

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-281-B Richardson J. M 80 13-06-16 566
    5-281-B Richardson R. F 81 25-06-16 568.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "mother as Robenia BROWN."
Last Edited25 Oct 2016

James Richardson1

M, #15738, b. 1869, d. 13 Jul 1953
Father*James Richardson1 b. 1837, d. 11 Jun 1916
Mother*Robena Brown1 b. 1835, d. 1916
Probate (Will)* James Richardson. Gardener. Berwick. 13 Jul 1953. 471/843.2 
Birth*1869 Sunbury, VIC, Australia, #B25399.1 
Marriage*1895 Spouse: Annie Amelia Smith. VIC, Australia, #M2905.3
 
Land-UBeac*31 May 1912 PAK-1A l/p 2805 (Lot 44). Transfer from Ann Milne to James Richardson. Transfer 685652.4 
WidowerFeb 1939He became a widower upon the death of his wife Annie Amelia Smith.3 
Death*13 Jul 1953 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D20289 (Age 84.)3 
Death-Notice*14 Jul 1953RICHARDSON, James. - On July 13, at his home, Sunbury, Brown street, Berwick, the dearly loved husband of the late Annie Amelia Richardson, and loving father of Ruby (Mrs. Turner), May (Mrs. Jackson), Edward, James, and Sidney, aged 84 years. -Peace, perfect peace.
RICHARDSON -The Friends of the late Mr JAMES RICHARDSON of Sunbury, Brown street, Berwick are notified that his funeral will leave the Presbyterian Church, Berwick THIS DAY, after a service by the Rev J S Tanner to commence at 3 pm for the Berwick Cemetery.5 

Grave

  • 5-655-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Richardson James 1869-1953 hus/ Annie,
    Richardson Annie Amelia 1875- 1939, wife/ James m+f/ Ruby,May,Ted,Jim,Syd6     

Family

Annie Amelia Smith b. 1875, d. Feb 1939
Child 1.Edward Richardson+3 b. 1900, d. 14 Apr 1961

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jul 1953, Passing of Mr. James Richardson. Lifelong Berwick Resident. BERWICK lost another of its fine old identities last Monday with the passing of Mr. James Richardson, of "Sunbury”, Brown St. Eighty four years old when the call came, he had lived in Berwick since he was three weeks old and was one of its best-known and liked residents.
    Born at Sunbury, he came to Berwick with his parents, the late James and Robina Richardson, 84 years ago. He was a retired butdher, and for years he successfully followed his trade in the town, as well as taking part in its many activities in his earlier days.
    His wife pre-deceased him in 1939, but he is survived by three sons, Edward, James and Sidney, and two daughters, Robina (Mrs. Turner) and. May (Mrs. Jackson).
    The long funeral cortege yesterday, when the remains were interred in the Berwick Cemetery, was a fitting tribute to a fine character. Before the funeral Rev. J. S. Tanner conducted a service in the Berwick Presbyterian Church. He also officiated at the graveside, where the Rechaibite service was recited by Mr A. Funston. The casket was carried, by the three sons and the pallbearers were Crs. G. Rae, C. Harris and A. Robinson, Messrs. J. S. Loveridge, Clyde Greaves, N. Beaumont. J. Bell, T. Warne, A. McNabb and H. Nixon. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of W. J. Garnar & Son Pty. Ltd.7
  • 29 Jul 1953, BERWICK FIRE BRIGADE NEWS
    The monthly meeting was postponed for a week out of respect to the memory of a grand old supporter of the brigade since its inception—the late Mr. J. Richardson, of Brown Street.
    Mr. Richardson’s three sons were among the founders of the brigade, and each has had the honor of being caotain. Ted and Jim are still active members.8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "mother as Robenia BROWN."
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 662; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 27.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2281-153 - James Richardson the Younger - C/T 3604-655.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 14 Jul 1953, p9.
  6. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-655-B Richardson James M 84 14-07-53 1321
    5-655-B Richardson Annie F 01-03-39 1016
    bw2148.
  7. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 15 Jul 1953, p1."
  8. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 29 Jul 1953, p24."
Last Edited30 May 2018
 

NOTE

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